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The Happy Couple!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using the image from The Paper Shelter called The Happy Couple. I made this card for a colleague who was married recently. Here’s wishing the happy couple a very long and happy marriage!

 

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and then printed it out on my HP Printer using High Quality Grayscale. The image was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it.

Using my Cuttlebug, Spellbinders – S6-138 dies, and I die cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. 5 times for the layers and twice for the sides. For the front of the card, I die cut Crafts Pearl Papers – 02-3081416 with the same dies. For the grass, I die-cut Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On and Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides using Momenta – Cardstock. Lastly, I die-cut the flag banner using Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue and Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies and the sentiment was die cut 5 times with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and once with Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper using PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set.

For the back panel using stencils I had made previously out of Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies, I coloured in the sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn was used to colour in the grass. The card was now ready to put together. I started with the coloured background and added the coloured image to it using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

This was adhered to the side panels using double-side tape on both sides.  Working from back to front, I added on the next layer and applied the grass die cut to front of the layer. This was put through the tabs on the side. I added in the next layers in the same manner. A layer with more grass was added to the 4th layer. I added in the next layer and then for the very front I once again cut off the tabs on both sides and then attached it to the sides using double-sided tape. The banner was then added using glue. The paper for the sentiment had been put through my Xyron Creative Station prior to cutting it. This made it easy to peel of the back of the stickers for each layer and assembling them on top of each other. I used the white layers for the bottom of the sentiment and for the final piece, I used the gold. A small jewel dot was used to finish off the dotted “i”.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: The Happy Couple (The Paper Shelter)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue, Crafts Pearl Papers – 02-3081416, Momenta – Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides, Spellbinders – S6-138, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R22, R20, B23, B21, Eyes (Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress: BG70, C00, Colorless Blender

Suit and Tie: T7, T5, T3, B69, B39, B24

Flowers and Greenery: YG17, YG11, YG03, YG01. Y35, Y08, Y02, Y00

Shoes: C8, C7, C5, C3

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Smell The Flowers!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Tink Picking Posies – T027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Most of the flowers are now in full bloom. It’s so wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and smell the wonderful aromas of the flowers in our garden. So happy that my husband has such a green thumb and loves gardening!

To make my card this week, I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I stamped the image a second time onto plain copy paper and fussy cut around it to create a mask. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then put my mask over top of the coloured image. Using stencils that I had created earlier with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies (D-05-01), I inked in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Once this was done, I removed the mask.

To assemble my card, I started with a base using Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the black cardstock. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, was applied to the back of the black frame and then it was attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tink Picking Posies – T027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Black Cardstock, Plain Copy Paper (Mask)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skunk: 100, C9, C7, C5, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers: RV09, RV06, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y08, V04, V01

Leaves: G28, G24, G21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B00 to fill in white spots

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 MVP!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Touchdown Trevor – R027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Both of my brothers were All Stars when they played Football in High-School a long time ago. Sports were always a big part of our lives growing up and for a lot of our family, they still are!!!

To make my card this week, the image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image and then I coloured it in with Copic markers. For the background, I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the football and goal post using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper with an image from 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party. Using pre-cut stencils for clouds, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush to create them. I added in the grass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Black, brown and yellow cardstock were added behind the cut-out. The sentiment was cut with my cutter and the corners were snipped off with scissors. To give it an edge, I went around the cut sentiment with Copic marker – E23.

To assemble the card, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) for the base. 2-sided tape was applied to the back of the coloured background image and it was attached directly to the base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the back of the coloured image and back of sentiment and applied to the top of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Touchdown Trevor – R027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Cricut Die Cuts: 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie , Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set (Used both to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Browns: E29, E27, E25, E23

Gold: E15, Y35, Y108, YR24

Pants: C1, C0, C00, 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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Surfin’ Dudley!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used High Hopes Stamps’ image Surf Scene Dudley – S244. I’ve seen surfers in action while travelling the world, but have never gone on one myself. Who knows, maybe someday???? Dudley, sure looks happy sporting his vacation pose. LOL!

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and used Copic – Opaque White to create the splash on the waves. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were both used to die cut the coloured image and background papers. The edges were inked around with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The image was then attached to the Aqua background using double-sided tape.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I popped up the 2 backgrounds with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and attached them both to the base card. Lastly, I added some pop-dots from CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surf Scene Dudley – S244 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Coastal – 12″ x 12″, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

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, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G94, G82, G46, YG07, YG03, YG00, BV04, BV02, BV01 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bathing Suit: YR18, YR16, Y08

Surf Board: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR16, YR14, Y08, Y04

Water: BG70, BG32, BG11, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, (Copic – Opaque White)

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31

Clouds: BG70, C1, C00, 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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Hearts Warm!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Toasting Marshmallows – T026 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image brings back so many memories of going camping and sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. I gave my image coloured marshmallows, because growing up they were always my favourite! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using Recollections – Black cardstock. I taped Echo Park – Star Stencil on top of the cardstock and applied several Cosmic Shimmer – Opal Blaze Polishes using a spatula to create the nice starry background. I wanted my scene to look like the friends were in the woods, so I die cut some trees of various sizes using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains and Momenta – Cardstock. Once I die cut the trees, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to add some more colour to them. Then, I ran the trees through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them later. I felt the scene also needed a moon, so I die cut one using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky and then coloured it in and added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it and set everything aside.

I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I fussy cut around the top part of the image and then used a ruler to know where to cut the remainder of the bottom piece with my cutter. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then used a black marker to go around all of the fussy cut part of the image and Copic marker – YG67 was used to go around the edges of the grassy area. For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it directly to the outer frame.

My card was now ready to assemble. I first adhered my starry background to a card base of AC – White cardstock sized at 6″ x 6″ using double-sided tape. Then, I used my coloured image to help me with the placement of where the trees would go. Since, I had already made stickers out of my trees, this was a fairly easy process. Once I was satisfied with their positioning, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, to the back of the coloured image and sentiment frame and attached them directly to the base card. Lastly, I attached the moon to complete the scene.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Toasting Marshmallows – T026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Black Cardstock, AC Cardstock – White, Momenta – Cardstock

Die Cuts: Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Stencil: Echo Park – Star Stencil (6″ x 6″)

Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish – Sapphire Grape, Sunset Orange, Pink Blueberry, Turquoise Peach

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Beaver: E99, E97, E11, E07, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E47, E44, E43, E42, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Skunk: C10, T6, T4, C1, C00, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Logs: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Marshmallows: YR00, R30, G20, Y11

Fire and Glow: YR09, YR04, Y08, Y02, Y00

Grass: YG67, YG63, YG45, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Moon: BV20, C1, C00, Y000, 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.

Birthday Celebration!!


Today, I’m sharing a miniature birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 01 – D20013 for the main image and for the sentiments Birthday 07 – DCS17058 and Birthday 08 – DCS17059. I always wanted to try this type of miniature card! I just love the way you get the 3-D effect when you open the card.  So much fun. LOL!

Inside the card:

To make this card I used Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card to create the base card out of Hot Pink cardstock. The same dies were also used to create the centre pieces and banner using Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – Birthday Girl. The same paper was also used to create the background on the card, front panel and side panels using Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card Add-On dies. Your Next Stamp – Mini Balloon Trio Die Set was used to die cut the floating balloons and then I tied some black thread to the base of the balloons. I cut 3 small pieces of clear plastic about a 1/4″ wide and attached the double-sided tape to the back of the balloon and at the base of the plastic as well to be used later.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and also the sentiments onto the patterned pieces. I coloured the image in with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it.

I assembled the card using double-sided tape for each of the panels and centre pieces. I attached the balloons by putting 2 behind the presents and 1 from the top centre piece. Lastly, I added a little bit of double-sided tape to the bottom of the coloured image and attached it to the front of the main centre piece. For the sentiment on the front panel, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber and then popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added 2 balloons and used a black marker to create the tails for the balloons.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 01 – D20013 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiments: Birthday 07 – DCS17058 – Dreamerland Crafts, Birthday 08 – DCS17059 – Dreamerland Crafts

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – Birthday Girl – 6″ x 6″

Die Cut: Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card, Lawn Fawn – Centre Picture Window Card Add-On, Your Next Stamp – Mini Balloon Trio Die Set (YNSD241)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: C8, C6, C4, R30, R24, R20 (Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Cake and Icing:  RV66, RV55, RV52, RV06, RV04, RV02, G02, Y08, YR16

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.

Just Bee-Cause!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Hunny Bear – Q021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little bear really loves his honey and so do I. We always went to the local farms or farmer’s market when it was open to buy pure unpasteurized honey. Now during Covid, we purchase it from the stores that they supply. Honey goes so well with tea too and has so many fantastic health benefits! Yum! Yum! So good! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. I cut 2 pieces of golden yellow cardstock and put them through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers. Then, I ran them through my Cuttlebug using Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner die. This made it very easy to adhere the die cuts to the base card. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the bee-hive with Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep die. I used Copic Markers to colour the die cut and then using a small piece of Scotch Tape, I put the door back into place. Then I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up onto the base of the card.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and the sentiment onto Yellow Cardstock. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it. I used a black marker to go around all of the edges of the coloured image. Using my cutter, I cut around the sentiment and then ink around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey. Using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I attached the coloured image and sentiment to the base. Then I used, Copics Y17 and Y15 to create a shadow below the bee-hive and image.

To finish off the card I assembled some of the small die-cut pieces from the honeycomb in various parts of my card and added some little bees using Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees. Also, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the honey seeping over the lid of the jar.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Hunny Bear – Q021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.

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

Die Cuts: Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner – Style No. 99448, Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep – Style No. 98491

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees – NK137, Ranger Glossy Accents, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Xyron Creative Station, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E49, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, R24, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Outfit and Wings: Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, YR21

Honey: Y38, Y35, Y18, Y17, YR21

Bee-Hive: Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15, Y08, Y06, Y04

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.

Create Sunshine!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Goat Your Back – TT137 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This momma goat and her babes are out enjoying the warmer weather. Spring is finally here! We just planted our flowers this past weekend, or I should say, I helped pick them out and my husband actually did the planting. He has a green thumb. I definitely don’t. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using AC White Cardstock. I cut Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine paper to be the same size as the base card and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I attached this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper, I die cut the yellow rectangle, large green rectangle and small green rectangle using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The same dies were also used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image. Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles were used to die cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper. The edges of this die cut were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Scattered Straw.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my small cutter to cut around the sentiment and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I die cut the sun and clouds using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending cardstock and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. I coloured these with Copic markers. I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of 1 cloud and the sun and attached them to the main image. The other cloud was attached using glue and tucked under the sun.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the large green rectangle to the patterned paper base with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image and yellow rectangle were attached to the large scalloped rectangle using glue. Then the scalloped rectangle was attached to the large green rectangle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I attached the sentiment to the smaller green rectangle and popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card I used a few pop dots and some yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Goat Your Back – TT137 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – 12 x 12″ (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Dodz Small – Adhesive Dots, Flowers, Pop-dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Goats: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R30, R27, R20, R14, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y08, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: B60, C00, Colorless Blender

Sun: Y19, Y18, Y17

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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.

Miss You!!


Today, I’m sharing a slim-line card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 04 – D20016 for the main image and for the sentiment Just A Note To Say – DCS17038Dreamerland Crafts. Love this new set and I as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a card to show how a lot of us are feeling right now during these Covid times missing family and friends.

To make this card I used a base card of 7″ x 8.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 3.25″.  Next, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped all of the images onto the shaped die cuts and coloured them in with Copic markers.

The frame die cut was coloured using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. The sentiments were stamped and embossed onto black cardstock using Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat set using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. My cutter was used to cut the stamped sentiments into small strips. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of each of the sentiments.

To assemble the card, I first turned the die cuts upside down and used a little bit of Scotch Tape on the back side to keep the inserts in place. Then, I applied double-sided tape across the entire back and attached it directly to the card base. I attached each of the sentiments and finished off the card with Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 04 – D20016 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiments: Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 – Dreamerland Crafts, Love and Cuddles – Penny Black

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Worn Lipstick, Versamark

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

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers – 02-3048783

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: C7, C5, C3, R30, R22, R20, 100, YG23, YG17, G07 (Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bunny:  E35, E33, E31

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

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.

Life Without Dogs???


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a slim-line card using Teacup Pup – SS035 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Growing up, we always had dogs for pets. We would often take them on nice long walks and they always brightened our day with their tails wagging or playing and making us laugh.

To make my card this week, using Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle die cuts, I cut out Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers and also created the flower pattern on the tea cup.

For the sentiment, Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Round dies were used to die cut the rectangle for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Copic R89 was used to create a border around the die cut. I had some tiny pieces from the paw print frame left over so I ran them through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached them to the sentiment.

To assemble the card, I first took some light tan brown cardstock and cut it to 7″ x 7.25″. Then I scored it at 3.5″ for a finished card base of 3.5″ x 7.25″. Using dark brown cardstock, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies were used to create the main frame. I glued this directly to the base card. My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies were used to die cut the patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That!. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. This too, was also glued directly onto the paw frame. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to attach both the completed image and the sentiment to the card. To finish it off, I applied some Crafts Scrapbooking Pearls – 02-3006207.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Teacup Pup – SS035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″, Light Brown Cardstock and Dark Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle, Gina Marie Designs- Big and Little Pierced Chain Round, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Puppy: E59, E57, E55, B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: R89, R85, YG09, YG06, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Tea Cup and Saucer: R89, R85, R83

Bone: E53, E51, E50

Shadow: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13

Check out some other fun new stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Furry and Friends Release

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.

Love Lifts Me Up!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational slider card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001. Love this stamp and image for lifting someone’s spirit up.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5 x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky. I really love this paper. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured them in with Copic markers. Then, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border.

I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. The little cloud was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. Then I used a Picket Fence – Blending Brush that still had some blue ink on it from my last project to give it some colour. I cut a small strip just over a .5″ wide and about 4″ long to be a pull tab. I die cut a circle out of the top background paper with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and then glued the piece that I cut onto the pull tab. Using 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I created the path on the back of the background and added some tape where I wanted the tab to stop. I glued 2 small magnets to the back of the cloud and also to the pull tab. (4 in total). Then I used an embossing pillow against the taped sides and over the magnets so that it would glide easier. I added some more double-sided tape to the remainder of the back of the background and then attached it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky (6″x6″)

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E4, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair:  E47, E44, E43 (Eye – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: Y17, Y08, YG05, YG01

Dress: B06, B04, B01, B000

Shadow: B00, B000

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.

Surfing Gabriel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfing Gabriel – TT516 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Gabriel is enjoying the waves and the bright skies. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up here so that I can start swimming again too!

To make my card this week, I die cut a square from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. A larger square was cut using Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and spare blue cardstock. The image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then, I created a mask and put it over top of the coloured image and added in my clouds using various Tim Holtz inks listed below and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (Used to create stencils). To create the spray on the waves, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White paint and applied it to the coloured image using a 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Brother Scan and Cut was used to die-cut around the sentiment. Edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. A second circle was die cut using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles out of aqua cardstock and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

To assemble the card, I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 for the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used to ink around the edges of the card. The coloured image was glued to the larger square and the sentiment was glued to the larger circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the larger circle and square and attached to the base card. To finish it off, YNS Gumdrops were added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfing Gabriel – TT516 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Aqua cardstock, Blue cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie (Used to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple, YNS Gumdrops, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B79, B69, B66, YG03, YG01

Surf Board: Y38, Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, BG57, BG32, BG11

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000

Water Droplets: B06, B02, B00

Sentiment: B000

Foamy Water: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Soccer Fun!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Soccer Gabriel – SS525 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Soccer has become a really big sport in North America over the last while. In Europe, they call it “Football”! We have 6 soccer fields at the end of our street in the park and before Covid, the fields were packed with both young and old from morning till night with teams competing. It looks like Gabriel is saving the day for his team today! LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″ for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background it was fairly easy. After stamping the main image, I drew in the net using a lead pencil and ruler for the main frame and the goal line. Once I was satisfied with the look, I erased the harsh lines so that they were barely visible. I used a combination of green Copic markers and just made small circles everywhere to give the lawn some texture. I also used the chisel edge nib to cover more of the background easier. For the trees, again I used another combination of greens. I based the entire tree line with YG91 and then just drew a bunch of squiggly lines to create round and triangular shapes using the various markers listed below to give the effect of a forest. Lastly, I took a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen and using a ruler made vertical and horizontal lines to create the netting.

To assemble the card, I applied some Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and applied it to the base. I stamped out the sentiment and inked around the edges first with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and then a black marker to make the outer lines crisp.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Soccer Gabriel – SS525 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt, Socks and Shoes: B18, B16, B14, B12, B04, B02, C3, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Shorts: C9, C8, C5, B04, B02

Soccer Ball: C9, C1, C0, C00

Goal Post and Goal Line: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03

Trees: G99, G94, G85, YG97, YG91, YG63

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Let’s Ride!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s always fun to see skateboarders at our local park doing their awesome tricks and showing off their amazing skills. Unfortunately, I have never had the co-ordination to stay on one. LOL! How about you?

To make my card this week, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) paper for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background. I wanted it to look like Gabriel was on his way down the ramp. Once the image was coloured, I took a little bit off of each side, so that when I glued it to the base, the base card would create a slim frame around the image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

T-Shirt: BG07, BG05, BG02

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Skateboard: Y17, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Ramp: T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1

Sky: B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Have A Blessed Easter!


Today, I’m sharing an Easter card using Three Pane Easter – M043 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Happy Easter to family, friends and everyone!

To make my card this week, I started with Craft Smart Card Paper pre-made to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the images and sentiment using MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out each of the images. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Craft Sparkling Stickers – Purple (02-3068629) paper.

The main images were coloured in with Copic Markers. The background papers were all from Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) paper pad. I cut each section at 4″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber.

To assemble the card, using glue, I attached the 3 background papers onto the base card. Crafts ribbon was attached using double-sided tape. The images, sentiment and sentiment background were attached to the background papers using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I cut 3 Easter eggs out of some watercolour paper that I had used various Cosmic Shimmer colours on previously. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and glued them directly to the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Pane Easter – M043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Cards and Envelopes, Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) 

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Chick: Y17, Y08, Y04, YR18, YR16, YR12, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Lamb: BV20, C3, C1, C00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Backgrounds for images: Y17, Y08, Y04, V17, V15, V12

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.

Bunny Blooms!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Bunny Blooms – T063 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Easter is almost here and this little bunny is about to brighten someone’s day!

To make my card this week, I started with Arches Watercolour Paper cut to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I ran this through my Cuttlebug using Tranquil Tulips Stencil from Simply Cards and PaperCraft. Next, I played with multiple Cosmic Shimmer products and spritzed some water to create this shimmery background. I let this dry overnight. I wanted the embossed tulips to show up more, so using a finger sponge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet was brushed over top of the raised edges. And of course, there is never enough shimmer so I added some Irridescent Glitter Dust spray as well. Then I glued this directly to the base card of Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock folded at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Lastly, I inked around the edges with the same ink.

The main image Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were coloured in with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of my card, both the image and sentiment were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Arches Watercolour Paper, Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock

Stencil: Simply Cards and PaperCraft – Tranquil Tulips Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Glitter Dust – Irridescent Spray, C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers and Leaves: V17, V15, V12, YR14, Y17, Y04, G17, G14, G07

Cosmic Shimmer: Pixi Powder: Purple Violet, Sun Yellow, Aubergine Dream, Purple Violet, Emerald Green, Pixie Sparkles: Groovy Grape, Pale Blush

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.

Easter Fun!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Easter Fun – Q023 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hoppy Easter – H245 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image reminds me so much of when I was younger. Every year, my mom would make boiled eggs and then we would all sit around the table and put them in the various dies to make some cool colourful eggs. It was always so much fun.

To make my card this week, I used AC White Paper for my base folded at 6″ x 6″. I combined 2 separate pieces of purple ribbon and some patterned ribbon eggs together using double sided tape. I attached this to Your Next Stamp Designer – Happy Spring paper. Then I attached this directly to the base using double-side tape. The sides were all inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The egg embellishments were die cut using my Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs. The top layers were cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic B01 and BG32. The bottom layers were cut from Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629. I added some glue to the top layer and attached them to the base egg. I attached these directly to the base.

The background for the bunny image was cut using Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set. The background die was cut from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones and them main image cut was from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The base frames were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Hoppy Easter – H245 sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was coloured in with Copic Markers and the sentiment was coloured in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Clear – Wink of Stella was brushed over top to make it sparkle.

To assemble the remainder of my card, I ran the coloured image and sentiment through my Xyron’s and then attached them to the base shapes on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, YNS Designer Paper Pad – Happy Spring, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629

Die Cuts: Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set, Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20, C2, C1, C0, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Shirts: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, V17, V15, V12

Eggs and Paint Tins: BG32, B04, B02, B01, Y17, Y13, C5, C3, C1, E53, E51, E50

Water and Egg Carton: E53, E51, E50, B000, B0000

Table and Shadow: W2, W1, W0

Background: Y02

Sentiment: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – English Lavender (803), Lilac (083), Yellow (050), Orange (070), Turquoise Green (042), Green Shadow (049), Light Pink (026)

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.

Come To Save The Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week using High Hopes Stamps, I made a slim line card using  Sir Dustin – T177Jousting Dragon – S221 and Castle – R092 images and Here I Come…. – F248 for the sentiment. I love fantasy and dragons and thought these images were so much fun to play with.

I made my slim line card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock for my base folded at 4″ x 9″.

I stamped the images and sentiment using Memento – Tuxedo Black using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the Copic paper with PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts to use for the background. I decided to stamp the castle and sentiment directly onto the background. The other 2 images were stamped separately and then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around them and fussy cut where they still had some white around the images.

I coloured in the Castle – R092 using Royal Blue colours for the flags, the same as Sir Dustin – T177 who I coloured in as the Blue Knight. I added some extra bricks onto the castle to give it some more texture. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die stencils that I made using the die cuts, I coloured in the sky. To give some texture to the grass, I first used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Then I enhanced the colours using my Copic markers. I added some glue onto the back of the coloured image and attached it directly to the base card.

Sir Dustin – T177 was coloured in with Copic Markers and then I used a black marker to go around the entire image. This was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the background. I used Royal Blues for his outfit and Royal Purples and gold for his dragon.

Lastly, I coloured in Jousting Dragon – S221 as the Red Knight with Copic Markers and then I went around the image with a black marker. I decided to make him the Red Knight and added a “D” to his shield for “Dragon”. LOL! The image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sir Dustin – T177 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Jousting Dragon – S221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Castle – R092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Here I Come… – F248 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Armour, Sword and Lance: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, E29, E25, E23

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Knight With Dragon:

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

Pants: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shirt, Plume, Shoes: B37, B14, B12

Dragon: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, BV08, BV000, V17, V15

Jousting Dragon:

Body: G94, G85, G46, G43, BV04, BV02, BV000

Plume, Gloves, Shoes and Tops of Armour: Y17, Y15, Y11, C2, R39, R37, R24

Flag and Pole: E23, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Castle: C5, C3, C1, C0, B37, B14, B12, B000, Y08, E25, E23, E21

Shrubs and Trees: YG97, YG95, YG23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Birthday Girl!!


Sharing image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release called Karah’s Cupcake. This stamp set comes with 3 sentiments. This image brings back memories of when I was little and my mom used to bake us fancy cakes and cupcakes for our birthdays every year.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5″ x 3.6″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I had a few issues with her hair using my markers, so I used PrismaColor pencils to try and fix it. For the shadow behind the girl, I just used the same 2 markers several times on the background wall. I die cut some pink cardstock using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set and then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry.

I used Hot Buy Recollections Card base of 5.25″ x 4.25″ for the base and attached the die cut directly to the base using double-sided tape. The completed image was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Karah’s Cupcake (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Recollections

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43, PrismaColor Pencils – Eggshell PC140, Ginger Root PC1084, Chocolate PC1082, Light Umber PC941

Eyes: E43, C0, G07, G03, G00, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Blouse Headband, Bow, Lips, Cupcake Wrapper: R85, R81, RV00, RV000

Cupcake and Dish: RV09, RV04, RV02, BV23, BV20, BV000, Atayou Spica – Pink 02, Atayou Spica – Blossom 14, Wink of Stella – Clear

Cherry and Stem: R37, R35, R24, G99

Table Top: E47, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Wall: BG32, BG10

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.

 

Your Dino-Mite!!


Sharing the third and last image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release called Dinosaur Collection. The images are great for masculine cards! This image and sentiment is also great for a young person’s birthday too!

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. The eyes were all black in the original image. I used Sakura Glaze – Black to make the eyes stand out more. Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen was then used to create the whites of the eyes and Copic marker G07 was added to give them some colour. Finally, Pigma Micron 03 black marker was used to give the dinosaur some eyelashes. Once all of the colouring was completed, I attached the image to the base using double-sided tape.

As a side note, I used Jess Crafts – Colouring Mountains at Dawn Youtube video for some inspiration on colouring the mountains in the background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Dinosaur Collection (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dinosaur: YG97, G85, G82, E89, E87, E84, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Pigma Micron 03 black marker

Mountains: C7, C5, C3

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

Sky and  Clouds: B60, B02, B01, B00, 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.