Tag Archive | Happy Birthday

Basketball Birthday!!


Today I’m sharing  Basketball Player (KLM Digital Designs) image from the September release. When creating this card, I thought of my younger brother who used to eat, sleep and dream about basketball all the time when he was young. You barely ever saw him without a basketball in his hand. He was always on the basketball court, shooting hoops or playing games. He actually excelled in a lot of sports and won the trophy for all around athlete in High School. Of course, that was many, many, many years ago. LOL!

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers and then coloured in with Copic markers.  For the sentiment, I brought the original digital image into Microsoft Word and then used the developer tools to crop it so that it went into 3 lines to fit my image better. Then I printed it out and fussy cut around it. The sentiment was then layered onto some chocolate brown cardstock and fussy cut again.

For the basketball background paper, I downloaded from the site listed below and then printed it out on my printer. I die cut it with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies then glued directly onto the The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 5.5″ x 4.25″ cardstock base. The main image was adhered directly to the chocolate brown cardstock. I added a small basketball brad and then popped up the entire image onto the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was also popped up.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Basketball Player (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, http://www.printablepapertreats.com/slam-dunk-silhouette-digital-papers, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Clothing and Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, E15, YR24, Y35, Y115

Basketball: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Shadow: W5, W3, W1

Background around boy: Y04, Y02, Y00, Y000

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Birthday Sentiments For Ewe


Today I’m sharing  Sheep and Sentiments (KLM Digital Designs) image from KLM Digital Designs new September Release. These little “Ewes” are so fun to colour up and I just love their adorable expressions. This stamp comes with 3 sentiments, 2 of which I have used in the cards below and also “Wooly Hope Ewe Feeling Better”! I wooly love this stamp set and I’m sure you will too! LOL!

 

I printed out the main images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Both of the images were then coloured in with Copic Markers. For both cards, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids Cards & Envelopes – 5.5″ x 4.25″, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad were used to create the backgrounds. I edged around the printed backgrounds with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough ink.

My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers were used to die-cut the background paper for the 2nd card. The sentiments were both printed out onto Recollections – White card stock and then fussy cut. They were then placed onto some Dark Yellow Cardstock and fussy cut around again. All of the layers were now ready to be assembled. The image, background layer and sentiments were all popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Some Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots – Neon Rainbow were added to the 1st card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sheep and Sentiments (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids Cards & Envelopes, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie Dots – Neon Rainbow

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sheep: B60, C5, C3, C1, R21, R02, R01, YG09, YG07, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky and Clouds: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Blowing Bubbles


Today I’m sharing  Summertime Fun (KLM Digital Designs) image from KLM Digital Designs. This little boy is enjoying his day just having a wonderful time not thinking about what is going on around him. He is just living in the moment and having fun blowing bubbles. I remember doing this on many occasions as a child. Do you?

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers and then coloured in with Copic markers. The sentiment was then added using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was heat embossed using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

For the main background, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids 5.5″ x 4.25″ was used. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. All of the layers were now ready to be assembled. The image and background layer were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Summertime Fun (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiment: Craftin Desert Divas – Adventure Awaits (Retired Stamp)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids Cards & Envelopes

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Embosssing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: YG99, YG97, YG63, G21

Pants: B26, B24, B21

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, YR14, YR07

Bubbles: BV00, RV00, B000, B0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky and Clouds: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Birthday Message For You!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using a combination of Dreamerland Crafts stamps.  A Special Message For You – D16001 was used for the boy image and sentiment, Mailbox & Wall – Mix & Match Collection – M18301 and  Window & Gate – Mix & Match Collection – M18302 were used to create the background. I just love how these stamps came together to help me to create this scene.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 6″ x 6″. I die cut X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and dies from Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. I used the square die that was about 5.75″ x 5.75″.

Next, I created a mask of each of the stamps I was going to use to create the scene. The boy was stamped first and then I placed the mask over top of him. Next was the gate, then the brick wall and the foliage.  I added the masks after stamping each piece. Lastly, I stamped the 2 windows. All masking was removed at this point.

To create the main building brick wall, I used Kraftin’ Kimmie Stencil – Brick Wall. Using my magentic mat, small magnets were used to hold the stencil down over the image. Then Copic markers were used to create the texture of the brick. Once all of the brick was done, C4 and C2 were used to fill in the spaces in between. I drew in the sidewalk using a combination of C0 – C5 markers.

After all of the main colouring was done, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch was used to stamp the sentiment. Then, because I was using my MISTI, it was easy to then re-ink the sentiment with Versamark ink and then emboss it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat up the embossing powder.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  A Special Message For You – D16001 (Dreamerland Crafts), Mailbox & Wall – Mix & Match Collection – M18301 (Dreamerland Crafts), Window & Gate – Mix & Match Collection – M18302 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: A Special Message For You – D16001 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Brick Wall Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Shirt: YG97, YG95, G21

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boot: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Main Building Brick Wall: E37, E35, E08, E04, C4, C2, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Brick Wall Stencil

Lower Brick Wall: E53, E51, E44, E43, E34, E31, E30, BV23, BV20

Gate: E39, E37, E34, E31

Foliage and Flowers: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, G07, V17, V15

Window and Ledgings: E44, E43, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21, E42, E41, E40

Sidewalk: C4, C3, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.

Cupcake Gnome


Today I’m sharing this adorable Cupcake Gnome image from KLM Digital Designs new August release. He’s made this big cupcake just in time to help a special someone celebrate another amazing  birthday year!

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then coloured in with Copic markers, fussy cut, then lined around all of the edges with a black marker.

For the main background, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  PhotoPlay – Party Girl paper was used to create the background. To do this, multiple layers of the paper were cut out using a mixture of My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Layers. Then the cut rectangles were edged with Kraftin Kimmie – Mermaid Melody and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pink Pizzaz inks.

For the sentiment. “Happy Birthday” was die cut 5 times and then layered to give it dimension. Once all of the layers were completely assembled the tops of each were stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

I popped up the image and background layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card and added in a few Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Cupcake Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Kraftin Kimmie – Mermaid Melody, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pink Pizzaz

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Photo-Play “Party Girl” by Samantha Walker – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

Embosssing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Party Time Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie Under Water Dots, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Shirt: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Cupcake Icing and Wrapper: Y19, Y18, Y17, Y04, Y02, Y00, RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10, E27, E25, E23, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like Stars! 08 – Turquoise, 04 – Orange, 02 – Pink, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Magical Friendship


It’s Wednesday, and this week, we are celebrating a brand new August 2020 Release with variety of fun new images! Be sure to go and check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Today, I’m using Dreamy Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image from this new release along with the sentiment Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little dragon looks so peaceful and it looks like he’s found a new friend too!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. Then cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper to the same size and taped it down onto the base card. Next, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia ink was used to ink around the card. Another piece was cut from the same paper collection at 1.25″ x 5.5″ and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach ink was used to ink around the edges. The cardstock was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then mounted on top of the base card.

Next, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the scalloped circle background out of Recollections – Purple Passions and circle for the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were both stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink using my MISTI. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then the sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies. I traced around the outside of the die and then cut it out of the same Recollections – purple paper so that the die cut piece would have a thin border around it. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron and adhered it directly on top of it. I cut off one side of the label so that it would be flush with the edge of the card. The same purple ink used earlier was used again to edge around it. The image, sentiment and large scalloped circle was then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Once this was done, Stickles – Purple was used to go around the edges of the large scallop and Stickles – Icicle was used to go around the main image. Lastly, a few flowers from Crafts – Mini Fabric Flower Picks were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Dream Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral (12 x 12 in – 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Purple, Stickles – Icicle, Xyron Create a Sticker, Crafts Mini Fabric Flower Picks – 02-0201883

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: YG95, YG93, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, V12, V09, V04, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, R02, R01, R000

Butterfly: V12, V04, V01, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, YG03

Sky: B12, B02, B01, B00

Grass: G17, G14, G07

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Voila! Today is Your Day!


Today I’m sharing this adorable Chef Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image and sentiments from KLM Digital Designs new release. He has been very busy preparing your special birthday cake full of layers of joy and happiness for your birthday. Enjoy! Calories don’t count on your special day. LOL!

I printed out the main image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I then proceeded to colour in the image with Copic markers. This was my second time colouring him as the first one shifted on the mat of my Brother Scan and Cut and cut half of his hat off. UGH! Good news is I had already listed all of my colours so it was easy to colour him again. The joys of crafting. LOL!

For the main background, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I used Echo Park – Let’s Party paper to create the background. I cut one piece at 5.5″ x 3″ and the other at 5.5″ x 1.5″ to give me some play room when I layered them onto the base card. I also edged around the background paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio.

Once the image was coloured in, I used my Brother Scan and Cut to create a pattern so that I could layer the finished image on top of it. I also used the same cutter to create the thin border around the image. For the sentiments, I fussy cut both of them and then layered them onto some yellow and black cardstock. I edged around the yellow cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber.

I popped up the image and sentiments with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card and added in a few Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Chef Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – Let’s Party (6″ x 6″)

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Kraftin’ Kimmie Summer Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie Polar Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Shirt: C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Pants: C9, C7, C5

Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23

Whisp: R39, R37, R35, C7, C5, C3

Cake: YR82, YR65, YR61, Y08, Y04, Y02, R85, R83, R81, Atayou Spica Markers – Twinkling Like The Stars – Pink 02, Turquoise 08 and Orange 04

Cake Plate: BG34, BG32, BG18, BG13

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Happy Birthday Gnome


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Balloon Gnome – SLF016 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment from the new release this month. The mini sentiment comes with 3 more sayings as well, which means you can use this little gnome to make a variety of different cards for multiple occasions. I chose to make a birthday card this time.

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card sized at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then I used Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales paper to create my background rectangles. To do this, I used my Cuttlebug and die cuts from My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers to ink around the edges of the frames. I layered the first 2 layers directly onto the base and also glued the 2 smaller rectangles together. Then I popped up the smaller rectangles with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and then coloured it in with Copic markers. Once completed, I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image. Then I popped up the image with the 3M VHB – 2 sided tape as well.

To finish the card off, I added some bling using Kraftin Kimmie – Summer Dots,  Kraftin Kimmie – Festive Dots and CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Balloon Gnome – SLF016 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie – Summer Dots, Kraftin Kimmie – Festive Dots, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Outfit: BG45, BG18, BG15, V17. V5, V12, V09

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Balloon: Y08, Y06, Y02, Y000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.