Tag Archive | High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Birthday Belle!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a CAS card featuring Birthday Belle – T076 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sweet sentiment Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Our birthday girl this week isn’t too keen on having another birthday to remind her how old she is, but she is still having fun blowing out all of the candles. LOL! I decided to colour her outfit and cake pink, because I remember how much my grandmother loved that colour.

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out die and my Cutttlebug were used to cut out the main coloured image and the hot pink background paper.

For the base card I cut some yellow cardstock 10″ long by 5″ high. It was then scored and folded in half to be 5″ x 5″. All of the edges for the base card and die-cuts were then inked around using the various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below. I mounted the hot pink cardstock directly to the base using double-sided tape. Then the main image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to finish it off, I used some crafty dots by Crafts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Birthday Belle – T076 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Pink Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock

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

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Crafts Stickers – 02-3010802

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin,Lips and Eyeshadow: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, YG09, YG06, YG03

Hair: N5, N3, N1

Blouse and Cake Icing and Earring Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000

Cake Flowers, Leaves and Trim : G17, G14, G07, Y38, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG32, BG13, BG10

Balloons: BG34, BG18, BG15, BG10, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, Y38, Y19, Y04, Y00

Candles: BG34, BG13, BG10, YR14, Y19, Y04, Y00

Hat: RV09, RV06, RV02, BG34, BG10

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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Witchy Poo’s Happy Hallowe’en!!!


It’s Wednesday, and Sitting Witchy Poo from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) is back again to celebrate a Happy Hallowe’en and wondering what to do with all her candy.  My husband and I just LOVE Hallowe’en! We try to decorate our yard every year for the little ghosts and goblins who come to visit and we give out lots and lots of candy. Our front lawn gets turned into a grave yard for a day with spooky black cats, crows, skeletons, and more. On the porch we put out all of the animated little toys and of course the talking skeletons playing poker at the Bistro table. LOL! The children just love it and so do the parents! LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it with Copic Markers listed below. I fussy cut around Witchy Poo leaving just a little bit of white around the top of her body, but going directly to the line for the bottom of her. Flag Banner Dies from Craftin’ Desert Diva’s (restired) were used for the die cut and then the sentiment was stamped onto it. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin was applied around the edges to create a frame around the orange cardstock.

To create the background, Pebbles – Boo! paper was used. I wanted to add something a little extra so I pulled out my Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons Stencil and applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple! I just love the way it turned out. The bottom piece of cardstock was cut at 1″ x 5.5″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot was used to go around all of the edges of the top and bottom piece.

Once everything was dry my card was ready to be assembled. I began with a standard white card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I mounted the coloured circles and bats cut at the same size directly on top of the base with 2-sided tape. I did the same with the candy on the very bottom. The image and the sentiment were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to cover some of my paste boo-boos, I added in some candy corn from Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sitting Witchy Poo – S151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm), Orange cardstock, White Cardstock

Die Cut: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple, Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat, Blouse, Pantaloons: V17, V09, V06, V04

Vest, Dress and Hat Band: YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00

Socks: YR18, YR15, YR12, YG09, YG07

Shoes: V17, V09, V06, V04, N6, N4, N2, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Star: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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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Happy Trick or Treating!


It’s Wednesday, and today I’m sharing a CAS card using Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Witchy Poo and Kitty are looking out to see all of the wonderful little trick or treaters coming to visit them for their treats! What are you dressing up as this year?

To make the card, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ cards base. My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″ was cut to the same size and adhered to the base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain ink was used to edge across the bottom of the card. The image was stamped and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and then used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

The sentiment was stamped and then die cut with Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin and a black marker were used to ink all of the 4 sides of the sentiment.

The coloured image and sentiment were popped up onto the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some stickers were add for embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″, Orange Cardstock

Die Cut: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Hallowe’en Stickers – HCM0001F, HCM0001C, HCM0001A, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat and Dress: V25, V17, V15, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen for Swirls

Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, YG09, YG07, YG03, Y02, R22, R02, R00

Moon and Stars: V17, V15, V09, V06, V04

Window Background: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y06

Window Frame: E29, E25, E23

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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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Stuffed with Love


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. The turkey is hiding behind the angel bear for protection from becoming captured. He doesn’t want to become someone’s Thanksgiving Dinner. The crows are shrugging their shoulders, because they are just not sure what’s going to happen! Let’s hope this little angel bear can protect him. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. The base background was also cut at 5.5″ x 5.5″ using PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper. The added touches at the top and bottom are also from the same paper pad.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used for the eyes and nose. The layer behind the image was die cut from green cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The sentiment square was die cut using orange cardstock and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. The image and sentiment were popped up on top of the remaining layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots were added to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper 6″ x 6″, Green Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie Dots, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R21, R02, R01

Wings: E53, E51, E50

Shirt: YG67, YG61, R37, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Bow Tie, Patch, Hat Brim: R59, R37, R35, R24

Turkey: E35, E34, E33, E31, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR02, R59, R37, R24, Y38, Y18

Pumpkin and Stem: YR18, YR16, YR12

Straw: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

Crows: C9, C7, C5, Y38, Y18

Flower: Y38, Y35, Y18, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Grass and Greenery for Plants: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Clouds and Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C0, 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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Time to Smell the Flowers!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This adorable little bunny is taking time out to smell the flowers. We have a really nice garden of flowers that my husband takes care of. I’m not a green thumb at all. LOL! It’s always nice to take a moment and enjoy the beauty of them.

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. The base background was also cut at 6″ x 6″ using Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden paper and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I just thought this paper went so well with this adorable image. I added the 2 colours of ribbon with some 2-sided tape and then adhered the entire background paper to the base with 2-sided tape.

The scalloped circle and inside image circle were both die cut using my Cuttlebug and Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies. The circle in between the 2 of them was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles. The edges of the large scalloped circle were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. For the sentiment, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used. The die was larger in depth, so I just die cut one side and then turned it around and only put it part way through my Cuttlebug to cut the other edge. It too, was then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of the card, the mid circle was attached directly to the large scalloped circle and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The image and sentiment were popped up on top with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape as well.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, Crafts Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden 6″x6″

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R11, R02, R000

Bow: RV19, RV17, RV13

Grass and Greenery for Plants: BG99, BG97, G21, YG17, YG13, YG07, YG03, YG01

Daffodil: E15, Y38, Y18, Y04

Clouds and Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, 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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Butterfly Hi!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Butterfly Chick – SLF007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and Flutter’in By – F004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little butterfly has decided to take a moment to say “Hi” to this adorable little chick. Have you taken a moment to call someone and just “Hi” today?

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. I used the retired die cuts from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares and a mixture of Momenta – Cardstock and American Crafts – Basics paper for my background. The same die cut was also used to cut the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. The Copic paper was then stamped on with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the assembly of the card, I first placed down the large background using 2-sided tape. Then I added in the 1st yellow inset using glue as it was easier to move around and get it into place. Lastly, I added in the last inset for the large scalloped square. For the smaller square, the coloured image and yellow cardstock were turned over and then taped together with some Scotch Tape. Then 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to pop it up into the centre of the larger square.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber was used to go around all of the edges. Then the sentiment was also popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card I added on some butterflies and also a few Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots in a few places.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Butterfly Chick – SLF007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Flutter’in By – F004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, American Crafts – Basics (6″x6″, 15.2cmx15.2cm)

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots, Butterfly Stickers – 02-3051386

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Chick and Bow: Y17, Y15, Y13, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, B18, B16, B14, BV00, BV000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Butterfly: E79, E77, E71, B18, B16, B14, BV08, V05, V04, Black (100), Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Clouds and Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, 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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Gnome For the Holidays


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little gnome has gone home for the holidays to celebrate with friends and family. As you can see there are a lot of activities going on in Gnome Town. This little gnome has his snowballs ready for the next snowball fun fight! LOL! While waiting for the other team to get ready, he’s decided to take a little break and enjoy nature with his little cardinal friends. Then, let the fun begin!!!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. I cut some dark blue cardstock, just slightly smaller and adhered it to the card with Tombow Mutli-Liquid Glue. I just love this paper from PhotoPlay called Gnome for the Holidays Christmas. I thought it went perfectly with this new stamp. I cut it at about 5.75″ x 5.75″. Then I glued it to the blue paper.

I die cut multiple circles in a variety of sizes using a mixture of My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles using dark blue and red cardstock and also Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image.

The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock circle using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. It was then coloured it in with Copic markers. For the snow, I used Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine and a spatula and let it dry overnight. Then  Stickles – Diamond was added onto the top of it. For the sky a mixture of 2 Gel pens were used and then a little bit of Stickles – Diamond to add some glitter to it. I was trying to get it to match the background paper. Once the Stickles was dry, I glued the bottom 2 layers of circles together and then the top 2 circles.  Both were done separately. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and heated with Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and glued it directly on top of some red cardstock. Then I cut around that as well.

To complete the card I popped up the bottom circles, top circles with coloured image and sentiment with the 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, I added some more sparkle with Stickles – Diamond by adding it to the base of the card in random places.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas, AC White Cardstock Dark Blue Cardstock, Red Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Diamond, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

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

Shirt, Hat and Berries: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants, Leaves and Mitts: G99, G94, G21, YG03

Shoes: C9, C7, C5

Cardinals and Scarves: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, C7, C5, C3, YR16, YR12

Snowballs: BV23, BV20, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B16, B14, B12, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond

Ground: Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine, Stickles – Diamond

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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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
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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
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The Song of Birds


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Bluebird – TLF015 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Kiss of the Sun – H223 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I just fell in love with this image and sentiment and knew it was the perfect combination for a slim line card.

Closer Look: Blue Bird

Closer Look: Poem

For my card this week, I stamped the images and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. Once all of the colouring was completed, I went around all of the die cuts with a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen.

I decided to make this a slim line card starting out with a white card base sized at 8.75″ x 4″. I just received some new Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders and just had to try them out. So I cut some Monte Marte – Watercolour Book – 190 GSM paper the same size and started playing. This background is the one that I decided to go with. I just loved the way it picked up some of the same colours as the flowers. The powder was easy to use. You just sprinkle some powder on the paper and spritz with water. You can’t really make it out in the photo, but the paper actually has a beautiful pearlesque look to it. I also went around all of the sides of the base with the Sharpie pen as well. I then popped up the sentiment and coloured image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added some embellishments.

When I went to decorate the little flower embellishments with Stickles – Yellow, some accidentally went onto my background paper.  I decided I really liked the look and then just added it everywhere using the tip of my stylus.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bluebird – TLF015  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Kiss of the Sun – H223 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder – Candy Pink

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Monte Marte – Watercolour Book – 190 GSM, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craft – Rhinestone Stickers, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: RV17, RV04, RV02, RV000, E15, Y38, Y15, Y04

Leaves: YG67, YG17, YG09

Branches: E31, E29, E23

Bird: E99, E97, YR20, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, B39, B14, B12, B06, B05, BG01, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, W5, W3, W1, Colorless Blender

Background: Y02, Y00, Y000, Q-Tip, Rubbing Alcohol

Main Background: Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder – Candy Pink, Stickles – Yellow, Forever In Time Bling Tape – Floral, Water Spritzer

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Be sure to check out all of the fun new images on the High Hopes website. 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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All Dreams Come True


It’s Wednesday, and this week, High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release Dreamy Willa – SLF010 is looking up into the stars and sharing this special moment with her little friend. I thought All Dreams Come True – G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was the perfect sentiment to go with this adorable new image. Sometimes it’s nice to be just like Willa and just gaze up at the stars and just live in the peace and tranquility of the moment. Have you ever done this? I know I have.


To make my card this week, I started out with a base card of 6″ x 6″. Then I cut the main background the same size using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Moon Flower Magic. I just fell in love with this paper and thought it went so perfectly with the new image. I also die cut some miscellaneous cardstock that I had which had little stars and is navy blue using My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I also, die cut the main image with the same set of dies out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies. All of the die cuts were then edged with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

Both the main image and sentiment were stamped using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in using Copic markers which I have listed below. Once the image was all coloured, I bumped up the background, image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Dreamy Willa – SLF010 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: All Dreams Come True – G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Moon Flower Magic, Miscellaneous Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Willa: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0, W00, E93, R20, R02, B05, B04, B02, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pigma Micron 01 black marker

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B99, B97, B79, B69, B39, B37, B29, B28

Moon: BV23, C1, C0, Y0000, Colorless Blender

Lady Bug: R24, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Pigma Micron 01 black marker

Stars: Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

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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Speedy Recovery!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Walker Walter – TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) from the new release for the main image and Speedy Recovery Background – U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have an older friend in the hospital right now waiting to have an operation and I thought this little card would definitely cheer him up.

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – Cape Cod cardstock for the base card which is 4.25″ x 5.5″. I stamped both the large background image and Walter using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I ran the background image through my Cuttlebug using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut it.

Both images were coloured using Copic Markers. I edged around the background image and card base with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around “Walker Walter” and then outlined the image with Copic Markers C3 and C1. Next, I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to some Black cardstock. I again used the Scan and Cut to cut around the image. I thought the border was too large, so I just manually fussy cut around the image leaving a smaller black border around it.

To complete the card, I bumped up both the background and the main image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Walker Walter – TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment \ Background: Speedy Recovery Background – U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cape Cod cardstock, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C5, C3, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Shirt: YG67, YG45, YG41, G07

Pants: B26, B24, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Tennis Ball: YG67, YG45, YG41

Walker: R59, R39, R37, R29, R27, R24, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0,

Bandages: E21, E00, E000

Syringes: C2, C1, C0, Y08, C9, Colorless Blender

Pills: B00, B000, B000, C1, C0, R24, Colorless Blender

Scissors: R29, R24, C2

Spool: E53, E51, E50

Stethoscope: C9, C2, C1, C0

Outline around image: C3, C1

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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Have A Purr-fect Day!


Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Kitty’s Perch – TLF021 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Pawsitively – G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This happy little kitty is having a great day exploring and has taken some time out to wish you a “Pawsitively Purr-fect Day”!! Hopefully, he puts a little smile on your face!

For my card this week, I began with a white base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut some Recollections – Green cardstock the same size and adhered it directly on the front of the base. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set using the various dies to create the layers using both the base green cardstock and also Recollections – Petite Floral. I adhered the next to layers directly to the base. Then popped up the last 2 layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The image was coloured with Copic markers and was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment as well, then I cut it to size and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it directly over the 2nd layer. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added some Craft- Rhinestone Stickers over the flowered background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Kitty’s Perch – TLF021  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pawsitively – G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Green

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craft – Rhinestone Stickers, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty’s Fur: E95, R22, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, Prismacolor Premier Pencils – PC935 – Black and PC1056 – 70% Warm Grey

Collar: R59, R39, R37

Garbage Can: C3, G28, G19, G07, G05, YG67, YG09

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: Stampin’ Up – Whisper White ink and Q-Tip

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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Happy Birthday To Ye!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Peg Leg Pete – R088 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Pirates Birthday – F147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Peg Leg Pete is showing off his map of previous adventures from his pirating days around the Caribbean. He’s gathered quite a treasure of findings. But, when you are a pirate, there is always more places and ships out there to plunder. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Scrapberry’s – The Pirate’s Treasure (6×6 Paper Collection) paper for the main background which fit onto a card base of 6″ x 6″ perfectly.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and then coloured it in with Copic markers. Next, I fussy cut around the entire image and used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

To create the look of a ship in the background, I cut 2 small pieces of paper from Joy Crafts – Wood Texture and Joy Crafts Tough Textures miniature 4 x 9 designs. Then I joined them both together using 2-sided tape. Next, I ran both pieces through my Cuttlebug using My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles die cut. I popped up both the image and the small half circle background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and placed it in the centre of the card.

Once again, I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment. I taped down the sentiment onto some scrap red cardstock and bumped it up on the card with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish it off, I went around the entire outer edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge and added a few Kraftin Kimmie – Seashore Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Peg Leg Pete – R088  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pirates Birthday – F147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Scrapberry’s – The Pirate’s Treasure (6×6 Paper Collection), Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card – Wood Texture (2-3/8×3-3/8″ – 85mm x 60mm) and Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card – Tough Textures (2-3/8×3-3/8″ – 85mm x 60mm))

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie – Seashore Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E29, E25, E23

Hat: B99, B69, B66

Coat: B99, B69, B66, R59, R37, R35

Shirt and Vest: E35, E33, E31, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Socks: E33, E31

Shoe and Sash: C8, C6, C4

Sword: C3, C2, C1

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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Buddy’s Surprize!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using Buddy Bear’s Surprise – S193 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Shhh Party! – H038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Buddy is not very good at keeping secrets though or spelling! LOL! He is however, ready to bring you presents and party on!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I love this background party paper by Echo Park called “It’s Your Birthday”. I cut it the same size as the base card and then used 2-sided tape to attach it to the base. Then I inked around the entire outside edges of the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet.

I used My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the image. I coloured in the main image with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment onto some yellow cardstock with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut it out. Next, I ran both my image and sentiment through the Xyron Creative Station to turn them both into stickers. I applied both of these to some Violet cardstock and trimmed a small border. Lastly, I popped up both the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Buddy Bear’s Surprise – S193  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Shhh Party! – H038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday (6″x6″ Double-Sided)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E29, E27, E25, E23, R22, R20, R00, R14

Banner and Bow: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y00

Hat: V09, V06, V04, Y19, Y11

Present: BV04, BV02, BV00, Y38, Y19, Y11, YR16, YR15

Flowers and Leaves: G07, YG13, RV22, RV23, RV21,

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

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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Hang in There!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I thought I’d make an inspirational card to share with you using Raggedy Ann-ouncement – R044 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Hang In There – D278 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I created the background on Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock using various stencils, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes and Tim Holtz inks which I have listed below. I thought the sun rays reflected a ray of hope for everyone and I hope that we will all be seeing better days soon. Once the background was finished, I used 2 sided tape and mounted it onto the base card.

I stamped the image  and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in the main image with Copic markers. I ran the coloured image through my Brother Scan and Cut to create a slim border around it and then went around the edges with Y06 – Yellow and YG25 – Celadon Green to make it blend into the background. Lastly, I popped up the image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and created a small shadow below Raggedy Ann.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Raggedy Ann-ouncement – R044  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hang In There – D278 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst, Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cut dies (Made into Stencil), Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 2

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: R35, R17, R14, R08

Dress: R59, R37, R35

Patch: B52, B41, B12

Apron and Socks: C-2, C-1, C-0

Shoes: C10, C8, C5, C3

Sign: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30

Shadow below feet: YG25, YG06, YG03

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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Happy Bird Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Party Girl Florence – S098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Florence is all dolled up and ready for a Bird Day party! She’s the centre of attention with all of her bling, balloons, party hat and musical whistle. She’s also has some fancy moves in store for the Flamingo party dance! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. For the background paper, I used Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints. I coloured the little party hats onto the Flamingos using PrismaColor Premier Pencils. Then I added some white pearls around their necks with Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point. Lastly, I edged around the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio.

I used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card Stock and then my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the pink and aqua circles. I ran the coloured image through a Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and then mounted it onto the pink cardstock. Then I popped up this piece and the aqua circle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the edge of the pink circle with Hibiscus – Stickles and used Crystal – Stickles for the necklace around Florence’s neck.

I stamped the sentiment onto Yellow cardstock and the ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I mounted that onto some pink cardstock and then popped up this piece and the aqua cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the pink cardstock with Hibiscus Stickles. To finish off the card, I added some Crafts – pop dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Party Girl Florence – S098  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints (6″x6″\15cmx15cm)

Die Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, Hibiscus – Stickles, Crystal – Stickles, Crafts – Pop Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flamingo: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, RV000, C5, C8, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Balloons: RV19, RV17, RV09, RV000, Y15, Y08, Y04, Y00, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Hat: B29, B26, B16

Hats on Background Paper: PrismaColor Premier Pencils – PC905 (Aquamarine), PC1006 (Parrot Green), PC1002 (Yellowed Orange), PC994 (Process Red)

Water and Sky: BG13, BG11, BG10, BG01, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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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Wade Goes To The Beach!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Wade – 132 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wade couldn’t wait to go the beach. He’s enjoying the waves and the beautiful beach and sunshine. It will be wonderful when we can all join him with our friends and families too!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. I cut out another piece of paper using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock the same size as the base card. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside. I loved the wavy pattern it created. Next, I used multiple Tim Holtz shades of blue to create the water effect. All colours are listed below.

I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and white cardstock for my image and sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and image onto the die cuts and then coloured in the main image with Copic markers. The background was coloured in using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Once everything was completed, ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay completely flat on the blue cardstock I mounted it onto. I cut a thin border all away around the image and inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy.  Then popped the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the base card. I added in a some sea shells from Dress It Up – Beach Collection and Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence. I just removed the button portion and then used glue dots to attach to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Wade – S132  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Corduroy

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Blue carstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Embossing Folder: Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Dress It Up – Beach Collection – #452, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G85, G82, G21, G20, YR15, YR12, YR02, V17, V15, V12

Swim Trunks: C10, C8, C1, Y15, Y08, Y06, R39, R37, R35

Floaties and Fins: B29, B26, B16

Rubber Ducky Tube: Y38, Y19, Y08, YR18, YR15, YR12, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG07, BG05, BG02

Water: BG72, BG70, BG13, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, , B0000, C3

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, 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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Greatest Fisherman


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Norman – Q038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Worlds Greatest Fisherman – H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Norman is very happy today as he caught a magnificent Lobster. My dad LOVES fishing and can’t wait to go fishing again. Hopefully, that time will come soon and then he’ll be smiling just like Norman with his big catch of the day!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I used Belle Blvd – Secrets of the Sea paper for the main background.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut it with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles. I cut a slightly larger circle out of Orange cardstock with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and glued it down on top of the background paper. I coloured in the background using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip which I used to apply the colours. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Lastly, I added some white caps by dabbing Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point onto the surface. I completed colouring in the rest of the image with Copic markers and then popped it and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut with Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Norman – Q038  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Worlds Greatest Fisherman – H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black,

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Belle Blvd – Secrets of the Sea – 6″x8″, Orange Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C10, C8, C3, PrismaColor  Premier Pencils Black and White

Coat, Pants and Hat: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, C3

Hoody: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: G99, G85, G82

Boots: C10, C8, C5, C4, C3

Lobster: R17, YR18, YR09, YR04

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, C3, Colorless Blender, Q-Tip, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, 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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Have You Herd The News???


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I couldn’t wait to colour up this super adorable image called Funny Farm – T065 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I also thought that the sentiment – Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was perfect for these little characters. Their facial expressions, just make you wonder what it is that is so secret that they can’t wait to tell you!! Hmmmm! Could it be a birthday surprise, or maybe a new baby is coming? or someone is retiring??? or someone just graduated???? This combo could be use for so many possibilities and that is why it was so much fun to play with.

Above is the card from the front angle and below is the card from the top angle.

To make my card this week, I started off with a green cardstock base of 5.5″ x 11″. Then I scored it at 5.5″ and 2.75″ on one side from the edge to make it a pop-up card. I also cut another piece of cardstock at about 4-1/8″ x 5.25″. I added some patterned paper from DCWV – Fashion District to this piece and to the inside bottom of the card, cut to the same size. Next, used My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found paper cut at 3.75″ x 5″ which I popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Before attaching the background papers, I edged around them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters.

I die-cut the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cricut and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Then I stamped the image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After that, I coloured in the image using Copic markers. For the background, I used a new technique that I learned. First I used a Q-Tip to moisten the background with some Copic Colorless Blender and then I used a mixture of Copic Re-inkers listed below with a Q-Tip to create the sky and grass. Love this technique, as it is quick and easy. After colouring the image, I inked around the edges with the same Tim Holtz ink and then popped up the image using some 3M VHD – 2 sided tape.

I die cut the sentiment using the same die set that I used for the main image and then stamped the sentiment with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink. I mounted it with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card Wood Texture cardstock. Then, I popped up the entire base background and sentiment with Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives onto the inside base of the card.

I attached the finished image that was mounted onto the background papers onto the lower half of the card that had been scored at 2.75″ earlier, leaving the top half empty.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Funny Farm – T065  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Fashion District (6×6″, 15.2×15.2cm), Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card – Wood Texture (2-3/8×3-3/8″ – 85mm x 60mm), My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found (6×6″)

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Pig: E93, E44, E43, E40, R20, R000, R00

Sheep: C5, C3, C1, C0, B60

Cow: R20, R02, R00, R000, E93, C10, C9, C8, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, Y17, Y15, Y13, Colorless Blender

Rooster: E99, E97, E23, E09, R24, BG53, BG78, BG75, BG72, Y06, YR21

Sky: B000, B00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to give you a big smile!

Over on the High Hopes Website there is a Store Wide sale, save 20% off right now when you use the coupon Code Love at the checkout!