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Peace Dude!

Today I’m sharing an inspirational \ birthday card using KLM Digital DesignPeace Gnome from the new March release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Peace begins with a smile” and “There is peace even in the storm”. Seeing this image made me feel nostalgic for my younger days in the 60’s and 70’s. I still remember how excited I was to get my very first pair of GWG bell bottom jeans and then LEVIS. LOL! Flower power was all the rage and there were flowers and peace signs everywhere. I was still young, but it was a really cool time to grow up.

AC Cardstock – White was used to create a 6″ x 6″ card base. BasicGrey – Lauderdale Patterned paper was cut to the same size as the base card and adhered with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Villainous Potion was used to ink around all of the edges.

The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and 2 extra copies of the image were printed onto plain copy paper to be used for masking later. With my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image and the purple background layer using Quickutz Nesting Frame 7 dies. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then inked it very lightly with some purple that I had left on my blending brush. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to a scrap piece of Recollections – Purple Passions paper. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiment. The larger frame and sentiment edges were inked around the edges with the same ink as the base card.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers listed below. The top portion of the image was fussy cut and I applied some Washi Tape to the back of it to create a hinge and to mask the image. Using blender brushes and multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I created the clouds in the sky with Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.

Once I completed the sky, I used second image that I had printed out onto the copy paper for 2 purposes. The first purpose was to use a stylus and tracing paper to transfer the image onto the patterned paper from BasicGrey – Lauderdale Paper Pad for paper piecing the gnome’s shirt. I loved the wild flower pattern and thought it was perfect for this hippie gnome. Once the pattern was transfered, I fussy cut it out. I used my Copic markers to create a small shadow on various parts of the shirt. With a Pigma Micron 03 black marker, I drew the lines in darker so that they would stand out on the shirt and then used a black marker to go around all of the pieces. Once completed, all of the pieces were put through a Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to stick to them to the coloured image and also so that they would lay flat. I then added the pieces to the main image.

The printed image was then fussy cut and the sand was added using a blender brush, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores for the base and a mixture of Copic markers listed below.

The remainder of the card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the sentiment, large purple frame and image. They were all then popped up onto card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Peace Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Aged Mahagony, Abandoned Coral, Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Villainous Potion, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, BasicGrey – Lauderdale Paper Pad (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Dies: Quickutz Nesting Frame 7

Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Blending Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Jeans and Hat: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E49, E35, E34, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Shirt: Y17, Y11 (Lauderdale – Basic Grey Designer Paper)

Peace Sign: Y19, Y15, Y11

Sand: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30 and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores for base

Glasses: N10, N9, N7, 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.

Hubby’s Birthday

Hi There,

Celebrated my husband’s birthday recently. He loves dragons and golfing, so I thought this would be a fun card to make for him.

For the front of the card I stamped Whimsy – Bart Goes Golfing using my MISTI,  Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Coloured image using Copics.

Here is a close-up:

Die Cuts – Quickutz – Nesting Frame 7

Background paper – Photo-Play “Party Girl” by Samantha Walker – 6″ x 6″ paper pad and Forever in Time – Birthday Blast – 6″x6″ paper pad

On the inside I stamped Whipper Snapper Designs – Inc. – #BBY920 – Birthday Dino using my MISTI,  Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Coloured image using Copics. Then cut out with Die-namics MFT-521 Stitched Oval STAX using the Cuttlebug. Sentiment was designed using Microsoft Word on my computer and then I printed it out.

Here is  a close-up:


He loved it! Hope you do too!

Minion Birthday Card

Hi There,

Made this birthday card for my Super husband.

He means the world to me and I’m not to sure what I’d do without him.

My husband loves the minions, so I thought this would be a really cute card for him.

Super Man Minion HB in 300 dpi

The Superman minion .svg file was from the SVG Cuts “Super Hero” Blog Hop!” on April 24, 2015.

Background cupcake pattern is from DCWV – Everyday Stack 6″ x 6″ paper pad.

Other background paper was found at the dollar store, so not sure who makes it. I thought it looks great for a birthday background though.

I used my Cuttlebug and Quickutz Nesting Frame 7 dies from We R memory keepers to cut out the shapes.

Super woman Minion HB in 300 dpi


This is the inside of the card. I realized that I spelled “Your” wrong and fixed it to “You’re” with a marker later. Oops!

The Wonder woman minion .svg file was from the SVG Cuts “One in a “Minion” Blog Hop!” on June 12, 2015. The file was only available at the time of the hop.

To make this card, I imported the .svg files into Cricut Design Space and then used the Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

LOVE  my Cricut Explore!!!

For the sentiments, I used the Magneto font in Microsoft Word and then just printed it out on my printer and cut around the wording.

Hope you like it! My husband thought it was pretty funny.

Girl Bear Birthday Card


Hi There! Thought I would share a card that I made for my aunt’s birthday.

Aunt Val BD 2015 front          Aunt Val BD 2015 inside


This was my first attempt at the tear bears. I used the cut files from Too Cute By Jessica – Marjorie Ann Designs using my Cricut Explore.

I won the cut file playing Bingo during the Craftin Desert Diva’s New Stamp Release Blog Hop. It was a lot of fun.

The sentiments and face on balloon are from Peachy Keen PKSC-25 January 2014.

The card was cut out with We R Memory Keepers – Quickkutz Nesting Frame 7 dies and my Cuttlebug using various colours of cardstock.

Cupcake cardstock is from Doodlebug Design Inc. 6 x 6 Paper Pad – 4202 Sugar Shoppe.

The yellow frill on the dress and had were both done with Flowersoft.

Lastly, I added in some little sprinkle gems that I had.

Happy Easter to the Vet From Boo

Happy Easter Everyone!

Here is the latest card that I made for the vet from

our black cat Boo for this year.

Boo Easter 2015 front

The digi stamp is free from Sliekje’s digi stamps. (http://sliekje.blogspot.ca/).

Thanks for sharing Sliekje. Love your designs.

The little rabbits are from my new stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas (www.craftindesertdivas.com) Hunny Bunny stamp set. I just love it.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the little bunnies and the sentiment. Next I drew in the inside of the rabbit ears, face, hands, feet and tail with my Micron 05 Black pen. I used my copics to colour the background for the sentiment.

I used We R memory keepers Quickutz Nesting Frame 7 dies to cut the layers of coloured paper using my Cuttlebug.

Inside the card:

Boo Easter 2015 inside

I used the same stamp set for the bunny in the basket and the sentiment. I coloured in the bunny, eggs, basket, etc. with my Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. Finished off the highlights with my PrismaColor Premier coloured pencils and Gamsol.


Happy Birthday Elephant Card

Here is a card that I made from a freebie from Kadoodle Bug Designs from the Eggie Buddies collection called EggieBuddiesElephant.

Elephant BD card front

I used Quickutz Nesting Frame 7 from We R Memory Keeperts and my Cuttlebug to cut out the shaped background from Doodlebug Design Inc. 6×6 paper pad, Sugar Shoppe double-sided cardstock collection.

Then used a marker to go around the edging. Layered it onto blue and yellow cardstock.

Happy Birthday was cut out on my Cricut Explore and sentiment is from Inky Antics Clear Stamps Birthday Elephant.

Inside of card:

Elephant Inside4

Closer look at elephant.

Elephant Inside closeup

Inside is from Inky Antics Clear Stamps Birthday Elephant.

Balloon was made from Inky Antics Honeycomb Paper Assortment – Yellow.

Elephant and Sentiment was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then was coloured in using Copic Cool Grey for the base and then highlighted with PrismaColor Premier Pencils and Gamsol using pencil stumps.