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Nuts About You!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week at High Hopes Rubber Stamps love is in the air! LOL! This week, I used this adorable little elephant called  Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 for the main image and Nuts About You – F128 for the sentiment!

The card base is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4 inches on white cardstock. I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around the image only leaving a thin slice of white in a few areas. Where I had trimmed the paper closest to the image, I outlined it with black marker.

Next, after running scrap pieces of paper through my Xyron Create a Sticker, I die cut the heart border using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted. I also used the same die cut to cut out the big heart. Then I taped the metal die cut and the paper down onto a piece of cardboard so that I could colour the big heart and still leave a white border. Once the heart was coloured, I covered “about you” with some Scotch Tape and then stamped “I’m nuts”. I repeated the process only this time, I covered “I’m nuts” with the Scotch Tape and then stamped “about you” below it. Of course, I removed the tape each time before stamping.

I cut out the red contrasting paper and patterned paper with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

Now it was time to put it all together. I mounted the red rectangle directly onto the base. I mounted the patterned rectangle onto some white cardstock and used my cutter to create a thin white border all the way around it. Then, I popped up the rectangle, Ellie and the big heart with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, to finish it off, I added the border sticker to the bottom of the first rectangle and hearts that I created earlier.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nuts About You – F128 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R22, R20, R01, B00

Hearts: R29, R27, R24, R22

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
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And They Lived Happily Ever After!


It’s Wednesday, and I am back to share a wedding card with you. Love is in the air and who doesn’t love weddings? LOL! This week, I used Just Married – S070 for my main image and Lived Happily Ever After – G012 for the sentiment.

I decided to create a scene of the couple driving down the road as they are beginning their new journey as newlyweds. No worries, except a long open road and green pastures ahead.

To create the card I first stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut it out. Then I took a lead pencil and lightly drew in the lines for a road. I wanted the road to curve in order to imitate the couple going on a long journey. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. For the grass, I used various shades of green and then Copic Colourless blending solution and an old face cloth that had ridges on it. I added some of the blending solution to the cloth and lightly tapped it everywhere over the grass. I did this first as I didn’t want the solution to go over the main image.

After the image was all coloured in I mounted the image onto Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock and cut around it to make it square. Next I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up over the gold paper that I had die cut earlier using the same die cuts from My Creative Time.

The card is 6″ x 6″ AC White cardstock. I die cut K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 with Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120 and the ran the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station which enabled me to make stickers out of the die cuts. Then I mounted them on the card. I love the effect that they created. I also die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted using Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron – Create A Sticker first to make it easier to just peel off the backs for the hearts and place them on the card.

I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on top of the gold paper and then popped it up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Married – S070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lived Happily Ever After – G012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E49, E47, E45, E43, E29, E27, E25, E23

Skin: E11, E01, E00

Car: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24, C3, C1

Daisies and Leaves: Y08, G14, G09, G07, C0

Tires and Jacket: Black, W9, W7, W5

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG13, YG07. YG03

Road: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

Cans: R59, R37, R35, B26, B24, B23

Boot: E27, E25, E23

Shoe: B29, B23, B04, B02

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
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Owl Always Love You!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a card that I made using 2 little love birds called Feathered Friends S261 for the main image and Owl Love You G239 for the sentiment.

This card can be used for either Valentine’s Day or for an Anniversary.

I decided to try something new this week and wanted to make the owl’s feathers look real. I believe that I was finally able to get the look that I was after. LOL!

After my main image was all coloured in, it was time to create the sky. Before doing this, I decided to die cut the image first using Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. Next, I taped the main image down onto a piece of thin cardboard and then taped the die cut down on top of it.

This allowed me to use the inner part of the frame to colour and to leave the outer part of the frame white. I used a variety of Blue Copic markers to create the sky. I had also drawn in some heart shaped clouds with BG70 first, so that I would know where to stop with the other blues. Once my sky was all coloured in, I then used a Colorless Blender to soften the images around the cloud-shaped hearts and also to create some other small hearts as you can see in the finished card above.

To complete the card, I mounted everything onto Cyan and White cardstock and then mounted the image and sentiment on top using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, I added in some small hearts which I had die cut using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted die. I ran these little hearts through my Xyron to turn them into stickers and then placed them onto the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Feathered Friends S261  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Owl Love You G239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Simply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking PackSimply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking Pack, Cyan Cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Owls: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, E97, E95, E15, B05, B26, Black PrismaColor Pencil, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Eyes: E15, YR18, YR16, Y35, Y08, Sakura Glaze – Black, Black PrismaColor Pencil

Heart: R59, R37, R35

Tree Branch: E29, E25, E23

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, BG70, Colorless Blender

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
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Our Friendship is Magic!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and for my last High Hopes card for the year, I’m sharing a couple of good friends just relaxing and taking it easy! Sometimes it is nice to just chill out a bit! LOL! The stamp for the main image is called South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

To make my card, I decided to keep it simple. I cut out the frame using Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next, I stamped the image using my MISTI into the centre of the die cut. I coloured this in with the Copic markers listed below. For the outside of the die cut, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and sponged on the ink using a dauber.

To create the background for the main image, I re-stamped the main image onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut it out. Then I placed the mask over my coloured image. Next I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Festive Berries to create the sky. I have never tried this before, and just love the way it turned out.

For the snow, I stamped the bottom of the image with VersaMark ink and then added WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle. I heated up the embossing powder with my heat gun and then added some Stickles – Diamond along the top of the snow.

Next I assembled the card onto 5.5″ x 5.5″ white AC Cardstock. I cut out a piece of 5.5″ x 5.5″ Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and mounted it with 2 sided tape onto the base. Then I added glue to the back of the frame and centre previously cut and coloured with Zig 2 Way Glue and mounted it onto top of the card.

Lastly, I added the sentiment Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and popped it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish up the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cut: Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, E15, YR14, Y17, Y15, Y11, E45, E43, E41, Colorless Blender

Polar Bear: W9, W2, W1, W0, R30, R20, Colorless Blender

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
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Nordic Night Snowy Delight!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and today I’m sharing a card that I made using the image Nordic Snowman with Bird (TLF010) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) from our latest Christmas release. I just love the serenity of this image.  I grew up in Northern Canada and have always loved snow. It’s always so beautiful watching it come down from the sky. Not so much fun when you have to shovel it or drive through a snow storm, but other than that, it is quite beautiful! LOL! Did you grow up where there was a lot of snow too?

To make my card, I first stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I ran the stamped image through my Cuttlebug and die cut it with Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames.

I decided to colour in the sky first with various blue Copic markers. After I coloured in the sky, I added in the falling snow using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen.

I thought the sweater looked Scandinavian, so I decided to colour it similar to some Scandinavian  sweaters that I’ve seen in the past. I used Sakura Glaze – Black pen to pop up the eyes and smile on the snowman and lastly added some Stickles – Diamond for the pom-poms on the hat and along the top of the snow on the sweater. I also coloured over top of the black snowflakes with Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen on the sweater and hat.

For the snow at the bottom of the snowman, I used the same die-cut, Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames, to cut out the base using Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. I then ran this same paper through my Cuttlebug again, this time using the die cut from Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders. Next I popped it up on the image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

I die-cut some patterned paper using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) that I had in my stash and then popped up the coloured snowman image onto it using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

For the sentiment I used Winter Delight (G114) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I stamped the sentiment and then die-cut it out using Craftin Desert Diva’s – Tag Essentials Dies. Then I went around the border of the die-cut with Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen and drew in some small snowflakes.

I then die-cut some snowflakes using Poppy – Simple Snowflakes (Style 1931) from Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. Once the snowflakes were all cut out, I ran them through my small Xyron to make them into stickers.

To assemble the card, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ white AC cardstock. Next I mounted American Crafts – Wonderland Collection paper for my background. I chose this particular pattern as I thought it matched the image so well. I attached the mounted snowman directly to the background paper using 2-sided tape. I popped up my sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Added my snowflakes and then finished off the card by adding in little gems in the centre of each snowflake and 1 on the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Nordic Snowman with Bird (TLF010) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Winter Delight (G114) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, AC Cardstock – White,

Die Cuts: Poppy – Simple Snowflakes (Style 1931), Craftin Desert Diva’s – Tag Essentials Dies, Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders, American Crafts – Wonderland Collection – 6 x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear pen, Xyron, Forever in Time – Round Gemstone Stickers, Rhinestone Selection – Dress Up Sheet – Red, Stickles – Diamond,

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Night Sky: B99, B97, B37, B34, B32, B29, B24, B21, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Moose: E27, E25, E23, E35, E33

Snowman: E27, E25, E23, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, Y15, BV20, C0, Colorless Blender,

Sweater and Hat: R59, R37, R35, C4, C3, C2, E41, E40, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Stickles – Diamond

Scarf: YG67, YG17, G21, R59, R37, R35

Cardinal: R59, R37, R35, Y17, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Tree \ Holly Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, R59, R35

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
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Mudzie Goes Skating!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday and this week I’m back to share a card that I made using Skating Mudzie – R064 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with Frozen Skating Pond – S074 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my background and then finished off with the sentiment Sparkle In Ice – H156 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

This card brought back memories of skating on the Ottawa Canal when I was younger whenever we went to visit our grandparents and my mom’s side of the family. We would skate for hours, enjoying Beaver Tails along the way (Beaver Tails are a fried dough pastry, stretched to look a beaver’s tail with added yummy toppings of your choice. They are sooooooo good! LOL!)

I grew up in Northern Ontario and we couldn’t wait to get home from school to lace up our skates and go across the street to the rink to skate. Like Starbuck’s, we had rink on practically every corner and the rinks were always full of children playing hockey or rink games. Our parents would have to fight with us to go inside. We would go in for supper and then be right back out on the ice again.

To make this card, I first coloured the ice with a mixture of blue Copic colours. Then I covered the whole area with Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents and let it sit overnight to dry. The next day, I finished colouring in the trees, leaving the snow drifts white. I also coloured in the sky and then used various sizes of Gelly Roll Sakura Pens to create the snow.

Lastly, I completed the background snow using some BV20, C0 and Colorless Blender and then to add some sparkle, I spread glue randomly over the snowy areas and tree tops and added glitter.

I coloured in the moose and fussy cut around him and then popped him up as well as the background onto the card. I thought it would be fun to do his socks in the traditional “Roots” fashion. I also used the Gelly Roll pen to create some movement on the ice below the moose.

For the sentiment, I wanted it to have some sparkle like the snow. To do this, I inked the sentiment on white paper and then used some Sookwang double-sided tape to cover it. I peeled off the tape and then sprinkled Crystal Glitter Ritz – Warm Highlight – Transparent Ultra Fine Glitter and burnished it with my finger. (Rubbing it until it was smooth). I added some double-sided pop-up tape and added it to my card to finish it off.

Lastly, I added some green ribbon and some pop-dots for the last finishing touches.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Skating Mudzie – R064 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Frozen Skating Pond – S074 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle In Ice H156 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Merry and Bright 6 x 6″ pad, American Crafts – Holiday – 6 x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) paper pack

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Crystal Glitter Ritz – Warm Highlight, Jot Stickers: Pop-Up, Crafts Ribbon – 02-0201044

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E37, E35, E33, E31, R22

Antlers: E25, E23, E21

Skates: W9, W7, W5, C3, C1, C0, Wink of Stella – Clear

Sweater: R59, R37, R35

Socks: C4, C3, R37

Trees: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Ice: B01, B00, B000, B0000, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents

Sky: B99, B39, B37, B34, B32, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Snow: BV20, C0, Colourless Blender, Recollections Extra Fine Glitter – Snow

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
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Gingerbread Dreams!


It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas. YAY!!!  This week, I used Gingerbread House (S159) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Gingerbread Dreams (E061) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

To make this card I stamped the Gingerbread House image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool in order to give me a nice crisp image. I coloured in the image with a little guidance from Kit and Clowder’s Gingerbread house video created by Alyce. For the snow and candies, you can’t see it in this photo, but I used Spectrum Noir – Crystal Clear Sparkles. Once I finished colouring in the image, I fussy cut around it. I also stamped out the sentiment and fussy cut around that as well.

Next I used the Gingerbread Chain punch from Creative Memories to cut out my little gingerbread men and then used Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the icing and a dab of Copic Marker #29 for the cheeks.

For the assembly of the card, I used 6″ x 6″ AC Autumn Cardstock for the base. I had a piece of Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper from a previous project that I had worked on and layered this on top of the Gingerbread men paper from Doodlebug Design Inc. – Milk and Cookies.

Lastly I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop up all of the images and sentiment. I added in the little red embellishments to represent the little gingerbreads dreaming of their wonderful gingerbread house. LOL!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Gingerbread House (S159) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Gingerbread Dreams (E061) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Autumn Cardstock 12″ x 12″, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Milk and Cookies 6″ x 6″.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Spectrum Noir – Sparkles – Crystal Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Creative Memories – Gingerbread Chain Border Maker Cartridge

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gingerbread House: E37, E35, E33, E31, Y21

Icing and Snow: BV31, BV1, BV000

Red: R29, R27, R24, R22

Green: G29, G07, G05

Yellow: E15, Y38, Y35, Y11

Orange: E15, YR18, YR15, YR12

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.