Tag Archive | Sakura Glaze – Black

Noel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodland Stocking – TDG011. We always had stockings under the tree filled with goodies and our names on each of the stockings. Even our dogs had their own stockings growing up. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6″ x 6″ using AC Cardstock – White. I adhered Recollections – Christmas Cottage 6 in. x 6 in. cardstock to the base front using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then inked around the edges with a NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up into the centre of the diamond. To finish off the card, I added 4 pop dots from YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Woodland Stocking – TDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Christmas Cottage (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, NUVO Glitter Marker – Golden Honey, Cuttlebug, YNS – Happy Harvest Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cheeks: RV00, RV000

Eyes and Noses: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Snowman: BV20, B0000, Y38, YR31, C9, C7, C5, B04, B02, B01, Colorless Blender

Owl: E55, E53, E51, W0, W00, Y38, YR31

Fox: E99, E97, E08, N1, N0, R02, R01

Penguin: C9, C7, C5, C3, E42, E41, YR31, Y38

Reindeer: E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R02, R01

Noel and Ribbon: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Tree Branch and Pines: E29, E25, E23, G49

Holly, Leaves and Pine Needles: G99, G29, G21, YG67, YG17, R89, R27, R24

Sock: B04, B02, B01, B00, R59, R37, R35, C1, G29

Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Carolers – Joy To The World!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Carolers – TT011 for the main image and Joy to the World – GLL012, for the sentiment. Seeing these carolers reminds me of my younger days when we would go visiting and sing Christmas carols at our cousins and our parent’s friends’ houses.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, I die cut the snowflake border with Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border die cuts. Using the same paper, I cut a thin strip .25″ x 5.5″. With Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust”, I cut a strip 1″ x 5.5″. Using double-sided tape, I attached the 1″ strip directly onto the base card. I ran the other strip through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the card next to the 1″ strip. I added liquid glue to the backs of each of the snowflakes for the snowflake border and adhered them over top of the larger strip. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then added the snow in the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff was added to the trim of the girl’s jacket and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Crystal – Stickles was added on top of this and also along her dress hem. DecoArt Snow-Tex sprinkled with DecoArt Glamour Dust and a spatula were used to create the snow on the bottom of the image. Crystal – Stickles was added to add some extra sparkle and give some highlights. Wink of Stella – Clear was added on top of the music books. The sentiment was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Northern Pine ink. It was then die cut using my Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness was used to ink around the edges. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and finished image and popped them both up onto the card. Lastly, I added Ranger – Snowflake Glitter with liquid glue to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carolers – TT011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Joy to the World – GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Memento – Northern Pine, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″)

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Lawn Fawn – Snowflake Border (#LF2431), Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Snow: DecoArt Snow-Tex, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Crystal – Stickles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Ranger – Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R24, R21 (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E47, E44, E43, E42

Boy Mitts, Scarf and EarMuffs: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Boy Jacket: R59, R37, R35

Boy Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boy Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21,

Girl’s Coat and Boots: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles

Girl Dress and Leggings: YG67, YG63, YG61, G19, G16, G14, Crystal – Stickles, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Girl EarMuffs and Mittens: YG67, YG63, YG61

Song Books: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bird: R46, R14, R08

Cat: T9, T7, T5, T4, R01

Dog: E37, E35, E33, R24

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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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North Pole Greetings!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps North Pole Penguin – TDG008 for the main image and Seasons Greetings – F300A, for the sentiment. Christmas is getting nearer and this little penguin is helping Santa deliver some of your presents this year!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″). Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges. With my Cuttlebug and dies from My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax, I die cut a large rectangle out of Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper and a smaller one out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the large rectangle and it was popped up onto the base card.

The image was stamped onto the smaller rectangle using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then with a paint brush and a small mixture of DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White, I added in the first layer of snow. A little more DecoArt Glamour Dust was added to it while it was still wet. This dried pretty quickly and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and more glitter were added to give the snow some texture. I also added this to the hat, pompom and sign. Lastly, I added some Crystal – Stickles because you can never have enough glitter. LOL! Wink of Stella – Clear was added to the bows, side of the ball on the pole and down the entire pole. Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold and Wink of Stella – Clear were added to the pink present dots. Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and VersaMark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied over top of the ink and then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The snow in the sky was created using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up on top of the larger rectangle. To complete my card, I added in 4 YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops in the corners.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: North Pole Penguin – TDG008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crate Paper – Boxed Cards – Mittens & Mistletoe (5.5″ x 4.25″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Crystal – Stickles, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, DecoArt Glamour Dust, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella – Clear, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, YNS – Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, W3, W00, E15, YR14, Y17, Y11, RV00, EE42, E41, E40, Colorless Blender (Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hat, Scarf, Sign and Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

Presents: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR08, YG07, YG05, YG03, RV14, RV13, RV10

Pole: R46, R14, R08, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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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Snow Kisses!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a snow lady Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Snow Kisses – TT059 for the main image and Holly Jolly – K048 for the sentiment. I’ve always loved snow people and birds and this stamp combo makes me smile because it has both.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland coloured snowflake pattern to the size of 6″ x .75″. 2 strips of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper to the size of 6″ x .25″ and 1 strip of Forever In Time – Textura Sky cut to the size of 6″ x 4″. With Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and a blending brush, I inked around all of the edges of the larger pieces. I ran all of the smaller pieces through my Xyron Create a Sticker. The pieces were then attached to the base card from top to bottom. I used liquid glue to attach the larger piece. I trimmed around the 3 sides of the card with a paper trimmer to make it all even.

For the frame around the image, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine, I die cut the entire frame with Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland paper and Penny Black – Graceful Stackers dies. 2 dies were pieced together for the pink frame using my cutting device and Forever In Time – Textura Blush cardstock. Lastly, I stamped the image with Memento – Summer Sky ink onto Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” using my MISTI. I took this piece and ran it through my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss die cutting machine again so that it would fit snug into the frame. I cut off the remainder following the stamped snow along the top and inked it with the Memento – Summer Sky ink. Using liquid glue, I applied the pink frame over top of the snowflake die cut while carefully matching up the edges. Liquid glue was applied to the lower back of the snow piece and it was attached to the snowflake background inside the frame.

The image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and then with a black marker, inked around all of the edges. I popped up the snowlady using U-Line double-sided tape and attached her to the card under the snow. The little bird was also popped up using U-Line double-sided tape and some liquid glue. Using Copic B41, I added in some shadows in the snow and Stickles – Hibiscus was applied to the scarf and pompom to give them some extra sparkle.

The sentiment was stamped onto Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment using my MISTI and Versamark ink. Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail was applied and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, I die cut the sentiment. The edges were inked around using a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The snowflake was cut using my Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” cardstock and die from Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die set. I popped up both the sentiment and snowflake using U-Line double-sided tape onto the card. Lastly, I added 3 Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles onto the frame to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Snow Kisses – TT059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holly Jolly – K048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Winter Wonderland (6″ x 6″), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Lawn Fawn – Sparkle Cardstock in “Pixie Dust” (8.5″ x 11″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky, Forever In Time – Textura Blush

Die Cuts: Penny Black – Graceful Stackers (51-658), My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Recollections – Christmas Snowflakes Clear Stamp & Die 529291

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Stickles – Hibiscus, Cuttlebug, Blending Brush, Doodlebug Designs Inc. – Sprinkles, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snow Lady: BV20, C00, Colorless Blender, YR18, YR12, YR07, YR04, R29, R27, R24, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black), Stickles – Hibiscus

Mitt’s, Coat and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13, BG11

Scarf and Trim: RV69, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02

Birds and Earmuffs: B97, B95, B93, B91, R46, R14, R08, YR12, YR07, YR04, R85, R83, R81, RV55, RV17, RV14, BV02, BV01, BV00

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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Ho Ho Ho!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Santa In Chimney – S202 for the image. Christmas is only a few months away, so I’m busy making more Christmas cards for this year to give away! How about you?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. DCWV – Holiday Cheer was cut to the same size and applied to the base using double-sided tape. The image was die-cut using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was coloured in, I applied some Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff to his beard and then heat set it with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to make it puff up. Stickles – Diamond was applied to the Coat trim and hat, as well as the roof. Stickles – Gold was applied all around the die-cut to create some extra sparkle. Stickles – Star Dust was applied to the insides of the background flowers and some snowflakes.  Once everything was dry, I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the main coloured image onto the base card. For the sentiment, I die cut Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper with the Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine using Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the Sentiment and popped it up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa In Chimney – S202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., DCWV – Holiday Cheer (6″ x 6″), Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Die Cuts: Jolly Quickutz – Deck the Halls limited edition gift set, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Stickles: Diamond, Gold, Star Dust

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: C2, C1, C00

Coat and Hat Trim: C2, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Belt and Mitts: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Sack: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, Y37, R35

Chimney: E97, E19, E08, T5, T3, T1

Roof: BV20, B60, C1, C00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93

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.

Merry Christmoose, Eh!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card for some friends overseas using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 for the main image and Merry Christmoose, Eh! for the sentiment. The trees were added in using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Evergreen Tree HLF001 and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. The sky was added directly to the front of the base panel with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and a Gina K. Designs blending brush. Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky stencil and Stampin Up – Winter White were added next to create some falling snow in the background. Then, using the same stencil again, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste was applied to add some glittering snowflakes. The sentiment was stamped onto Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The paper was then cut to be 5.5″ x 1″ and I tore along the top of the paper to create snow drifts. I did this once again with a larger size (5.5″ x 2.5″) to create some dimension. U-Line double-sided tape was added to both pieces, with a double-layer on the sentiment piece and they were both popped up onto the base card.

The images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Memento – Tuxedo Black for the main image and Memento – Cottage Ivy for the trees. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around all of them and popped up the main image behind the 1st snow hill. Liquid glue was applied behind the trees and they were tucked in behind the larger hill to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Canadian Christmas Greeting – R048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Evergreen Tree HLF001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Evergreen Tree 2 HLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Merry Christmoose, Eh! (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Cottage Ivy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Stampin Up – Winter White

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections Christmas Ink Jet Printable Glitter Paper

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Snowy Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, R30, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Beaver: E49, E29, E27, E25, E23, Stickles – Diamond

Wreath, Holly Leaves and Bow: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R59, R37, R35

Belt: 100, T9, T7, T5, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Tambourine: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Hat: R59, R37, R35, BV20, Colorless Blender, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: V17, V15, V12, C3, C2, C0, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver, Stampin Up – Winter White, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste

Candy Cane: R59, R37, R35, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Beard: Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Brutus Monroe – Snow Paste, Stampin Up – Winter White

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.

Couples Cruise!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Couples Cruise – S135 for the image and Wonderful Adventure – H164 for the sentiment. Cruising is starting up again and I can’t wait to go! Seeing this image reminded me of all of the fun times we’ve had and of all of the fun times to come.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. Forever In Time – Textura Sky was cut to the size of 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″ and was adhered to the base using double-sided tape. Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and was popped up onto the base using U-Line double-sided tape. Using Forever In Time – Textura Sky cardstock and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, the larger frame was die cut using the Cuttlebug. Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using the Cuttlebug as well. Lastly, the little clouds were die cut using Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card dies, a scrap of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and my Cuttlebug.

I stamped the image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image and little clouds were coloured, I added in the little eyes using a Sakura Glaze – Black pen to make them stand out more. The nails in the ark were coloured in with a Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver. A few white caps were created using a General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil in the water.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock and then fussy cut into 3 separate pieces. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of each of the sentiment pieces, image and blue rectangle and they were all popped up onto the card. For embellishments, I added in three YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and some blue and white twine using American Crafts Premium Ribbon.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Couples Cruise – S135 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Wonderful Adventure – H164 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Centre Picture Window Card, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Clare Therese Ocean Tale (6″ x 6″), Forever In Time – Textura Sky (6″ x 6″)

Embellishments: YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Ark: E49, E30, E27, E25, E23, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver

Giraffes: YR31, YR000, E97, E95, E79, E77, E55, E15, R02, R00, W5, Y38

Elephants: C5, C3, C2, C1, R02, R00

Monkeys: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, G05, G00, YG23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Water: BG34, BG32, BG11, BG02, BG01, B52, B24, B12, B05, General’s Charcoal White 558 Pencil

Clouds:  C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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 Best Dirt!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Gordon Groundhog – R123 for the image and The Best Dirt – F221 for the sentiment. My husband loves gardening and this makes me think of him! LOL! We have a few little squirrels that like to raid his garden, eat the tomatoes and dig up the potatoes. Luckily, my husband is good natured and says he can’t get mad at them for what comes natural. We call our back yard the Stevenson’s oasis for wild animals. We have bunnies, squirrels, racoons, possums and a mole that seem to like our vegetables and sometimes we’ve even caught them sleeping up on the furniture under the Gazebo. My husband has now installed a backyard web cam so that we can now capture some of what goes on at night while we are sleeping.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms Paper was cut to be the same size as the base and applied using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Anna Griffin Empress Mini Cutting Machine and My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames were used to die cut Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock.

The clouds in the sky were created using the inner part of the die-cut from the Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and a mid-size Gina K Designs Blender Brush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and stencils that I created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die. Once this was done, I used regular tape to piece the outer die cut from the Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper and the clouds piece together from the back side. I stamped the image onto the inner frame of the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Once the image was coloured, it was fussy cut around the top part of the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the image and background pieces that I had joined together and popped them both up onto the card.

The sentiment was also stamped using my MISTI onto the same cardstock and then cut with a small cutting device. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered it to Recollections – Black cardstock. Once again, I cut around the sentiment, leaving a slim border. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of this and it was popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added some Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies with Glue Dots – Mini.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Gordon Groundhog – R123 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: The Best Dirt – F221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things Die-Namics – Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frames, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ UP! – Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (12″ x 12″), Echo Park – New Day Beautiful Blooms (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black

Embellishments: Doodlebug Design Inc. Braddies – Bubble Blue Blossoms and Tangerine Blossoms

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Glue Dots – Mini, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Groundhog: E29, E27, E25, E23, (Nose and Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Jeans: B26, B23, B21, E31

Hard Hat: Y17, Y15, Y08

Dirt, Stones, Stem and Grasses: E37, E35, E33, E31, W7, W5, W3, YG23, YG17, YG11, YG09

Flower: E15, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y17, Y08

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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Boo Pals!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Boo Pals – SS007 for the image and Boo-tiful Day – E233 for the sentiment. Hallowe’en is now only a few months away! Wow! Where has this year gone? Time seems to be flying by so fast!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Recollections – Black cardstock to be the same size as the base card and attached it using double-sided tape. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut Doodlebug – Pumpkin Party cardstock. I just love these little ghosts. With a finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion, I inked around all of the edges of the die cut. U-Line double-side tape was applied to the back of this piece and I popped it up onto the base card. Using the same cutting machine, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using Nestabilities Dies – Deckled Rectangles – Large.

I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in. I created my own moon shape using a 2″ circle mask that I had created earlier with a Fiskars hand punch. The eyes and nose for the cat and ghost were added in using a Sakura Glaze – Black pen. I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and attached it to Recollections – Black cardstock. I didn’t have a larger die of the same shape, so I put the piece that I had adhered together into my Brother Scan ‘N Cut and created a .08″ border around it. This created the small black border to make the image pop. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then it was die cut using my cutting machine and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and a finger dauber were used to go around the die cut.

The card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the frame and sentiment and popped them both up onto the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Boo Pals – SS007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Boo-tiful Day – E233 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug – Pumpkin Party (12″ x 12″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies – Deckled Rectangles Large (S4-202), Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze – Black, Brother Scan ‘N Cut, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Black Cat: C8, C6, C4, C3, R30, R22, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Ghost: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Tombstone: W5, W3, W1, W0, 100

Grass: G99, G94, G21, YG97, YG17

Sky: BV29, BV25, BV23. BV20

Moon: BV23, BV20, C1, C0, C00, Y00, Colorless Blender

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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Santa…I Tried!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Reindeer Games – S108 for the image and Santa…I Tried – FLL001 for the sentiment. It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards and I couldn’t resist this super fun image and sentiment paired together. It just makes me laugh and I hope it makes you laugh too! I don’t think the reindeer worked very hard, I think he just wanted Santa to pull the sleigh while he relaxed. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background to be the same size using Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness and a finger dauber, I inked around all of the edges of the card. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Forever In Time – Texture Rouge paper. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up on top of the patterned paper. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock.

The image was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the die cut using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool. I coloured in the image and background with Copic Markers. I added in the puffy Santa trim and pop-pom using Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. For the blue tints in the snow, I first coloured them in with Copic Marker – B60 and then using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the snow drifts. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI, Versamark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This again was heated with my heating tool. Then, I added in the snow in the sky with a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Lastly, I added Stickles – Diamond to add some more sparkle to the snow on the ground and Stickles – Holly all around the frame of the coloured image. I set this all aside to dry for a few hours and then applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the red rectangle. To finish off the card, I added in 3 pop-dots from YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Games – S108 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Santa…I Tried! – FFL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin UP! – ‘Tis The Season (6″x6″), Forever In Time – Texture Rouge

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

Embossing Powders: Stampendous – Frozen Ice Tinsel Embossing Powder, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, Stickles – Holly, YNS Gumdrops – Milk and Cookies – Matte

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair and Beard: C3, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Sleigh: R59, R37, R35, C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E23

Mitts and Scarf: G29, G28, G24

Reindeer: E53, E51, E50, 37, E35, E34, E33, R30, R20

Hoofs and Boots: T9, T7, T5

Rope: Y19, Y17, Y15

Sky: B99, B79, B69, B29, B26, B24

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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Shepherd Boy!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Young Shepherd – P029 for the image and Oh Holy Night – E070 for the sentiment as part of celebrating Christmas in July this month.  This little shepherd is showing all of his love for his little lamb and sharing the true meaning of Christmas.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I used a panel from Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection for the main background as I thought it would go so well with the image and sentiment for this card. I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool. The image was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment was stamped with Memento – Danube Blue ink. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers and then I fussy cut around it leaving a slim white border. I die cut the sentiment after I stamped it using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes dies. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and image and popped them both up onto the background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Young Shepherd – P029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Oh Holy Night – E070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Danube Blue

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection

Die Cuts: Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E43

Clothing and Sandals: E89, E87, E84, E81, E25, E23, Y38, Y35, Y32, B91

Staff: E31, E25, E23

Lamb: B60, BV20, T9, T7, T5, E41, E40, C00, R30, R20, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Lovin’ From My Oven!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Baking Ginger – S225 for the image and Lovin’ From My Oven – G198 for the sentiment as we are celebrating Christmas in July this month. I always remember my mom baking so many varieties of cookies and other sweets at Christmas time. We especially had fun helping her decorate all of the gingerbread cookies.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using my Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut Doodlebug – Milk and Cookies for the Gingerbreads and Carta Bella – Christmas Cheer for the inside panel. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo was used to go around the inside and outside edges of the gingerbread patterned background. I applied some washi tape to both fronts of the pieces and then turned them around and used double-sided tape to keep them together. I adhered the combined background to the base card and then removed the washi tape.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I die cut the sentiment using my Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes. The image was fussy cut around with scissors and then I put it through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay flat when I adhered it to some red Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock. After adhering it, I once again fussy cut around the image leaving a fine border. Using R24 Copic Marker, I inked around all of the edges. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of this piece and popped it up into the centre of the patterned rectangle. I also applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and popped it up at the bottom of the card. Lastly, I cut the button holes off of 3 Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies and using liquid glue, adhered them to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Baking Ginger – S225 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lovin’ From My Oven – G198 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Carta Bella – Christmas Cheer by Susan Duncan (6″x6″), Doodlebug – Milk and Cookies (6″x6″), Scrapbook.com – Peppermint Smooth Cardstock – 4.25″ x 5.5″

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Dress It Up – Holiday Collection – Christmas Cookies, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gingerbread: Y21, E57, E35, E33, E31, R22, R20, B60, BV20, Colorless Blender, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hat: B60, BV20, Colorless Blender

Apron: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R29, R24

Spoon: R59, R37, R35

Background: Y04, Y02, Y00

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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Love One An-udder!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Anniversary card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cow Hugs – TT136 for the image and Love An Udder – F205 for the sentiment. Love this adorable combination and thought it would be great for an Inspirational card or an Anniversary card!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm cardstock background paper was cut to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edgs of the card. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and dies from Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set, I die cut one pattern out of Recollections – Black cardstock and a smaller cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes dies and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut some black stripes using the half-inch die from Recollections – Black cardstock. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 black pieces and popped them up onto the patterned background. Using scisssors, I cut off the excess from the black stripe after it was adhered to the base.

I stamped the main image and sentiment onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Sakura Glaze – Black pen, and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to create the eyes. After the image was coloured in, I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up onto the black die cut. Using my machine again, I die cut the sentiment using Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips. This was popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives – Black 3D Foam Strips onto the black stripe. To finish off my card, I added 2 little button cows on either side of the sentiment from Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cow Hugs – TT136 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Love An Udder – F205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Recollections – Black

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes, Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Dress It Up – In the Barnyard and Dress It Up – Mooove It

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cows: N9, N7, N5, N0, E42, E41, E40, R30, R02, R01, R00, R000 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, G07, G05

Flowers: B29, B26, B24, B21, YR16, YR12, E15, Y35, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, R46, R14, R08

Bow and Cow Bell: R46, R14, R08, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15

Sky and Clouds: B60, 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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Hedgies Happy Birthday!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hedgie Stack – TDG027 for the image and Mini Sentiment Set #1 – HLL001 for the sentiment. These little hedgies are excited to wish someone special a very Happy Birthday!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut the Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold cardstock background paper to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. AITOH Origami – Print Chiyogami – Butterflies paper was cut to the size of 5.25″ x 5.25″ and glued on top of the gold paper. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, I die cut another square from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold die cut onto the floral background using U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen to create some more texture in the fur by just dabbing it everywhere. I’m hoping that it looks like little spikes at the end of their fur. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using a 3/4″ punch, I punched out the circle surrounding the sentiment. Then, using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut a slightly larger circle out of a scrap piece of gold paper from Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the gold circle. Using some U-Line double-sided tape, I popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly, to complete my card, I added in some PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix and flowers gems from the Dollar Store.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hedgie Stack – TDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Gold, AITOH Origami – Print Chiyogami – Butterflies

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, PinkFresh Studio – Essentials Jewel Mix, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

HedgeHogs: T7, T5, T4, T3, E51, E50, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, YG13, G21

Flowers: Y17, RV02, RV10, RV00

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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.

Somebunny Loves You!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bunny Blossoms – TDG024 for the image and Some Bunny – FDG032 for the sentiment. I just love this super adorable little bunny taking time to smell the flowers. Spring is here, but the winter snow keeps playing tricks on us still. LOL! We just had another snow storm the other day. I thought April was supposed to bring Spring showers, not Spring snow!!!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock background paper to the size of 6″ x 6″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268 was cut to the size of 5.75″ x 5.75″ and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. I applied U-Line double-double sided tape and popped the paper onto the gold backing. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut another square from Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold square onto the bunny background and stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I though I’d go out of my comfort zone this week to create this sky with a variety of different colours. I thought it still needed something more so I added in some clouds using a PrimaColor Pencil – White. I also added in some extra fur with PrimaColor Pencil – Beige. Once, I was satisfied with the sky, I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and it too was popped up onto the card. The sentiment was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. I fussy cut around it and then applied it to a small piece of Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock using repositionable tape. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image with a slight border. I coloured around the circle stamped image with RV000 and then used a black marker to go all around the edges. I applied U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. Lastly, 2 layers of the U-Line double-sided tape were applied to the right side only of the sentiment and glue to the left and attached it to the base coloured paper to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Bunny Blossoms – TDG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Some Bunny – FDG032 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock, Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Brother Scan and Cut, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, E35, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), PrimaColor Pencil – Beige (PC997)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

Flowers: Y17, Y08, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52, RV00, RV000, R83, R81

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, RV00, R00, R000, Y02, Y00, (Clouds: PrimaColor Pencil – White (PC398))

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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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Hoppy Easter Bunny!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Carrot Patch – TDG029 for the image and Hoppy Easter! – E038 for the sentiment. We always looked forward to Easter time every year because we knew we would be colouring all of the Easter eggs with our mom in all different colours. It was always such a fun time!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the background papers from Echo Park – Welcome Easter cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade was used to ink around all of the edges of both die cuts. I applied U-Line double-double sided tape and popped both papers onto the base card. Using the same set of dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. I stamped the main image onto this die cut and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a black marker to add in more details to the butterflies and also to add a couple of antennas. U-Line double-side tape was applied to the back of the coloured image and it was popped up into the centre of the orange rectangle. Lastly, to finish it off, I added in a few YNS Tropical Paradise Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Carrot Patch – TDG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hoppy Easter! – E038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – Welcome Easter (6″ x 6″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, YNS Tropical Paradise Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: B60, C1, C0, R30, R20 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Carrots: E07, YR18, YR16, YR15, TR14, YR12

Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

Flowers: V12, V06, V04, Y17, Y08

Egg: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, RV06, RV04, RV02, Y15, Y08, Y02

Butterflies: YR27, Y38, Y17, Y08, E47

Grass: YG67, YG63, YG45, YG41

Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C0

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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You Are Perfect!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Frog Prince from the new April 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Let your tale come true” and “Sometimes you gotta kiss a frog to find a prince”.

I created a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC Cardstock – White. Using my Cuttlebug and Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares die cut, I die cut Momenta – Cardstock. I imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I cut out the whole piece to the size of 4.5″ x 4.5″. I applied liquid glue to the backing of the Scalloped die cut to the stitched border and then placed it over top of my coloured image. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the backing and it was popped up onto the base card. I added in some gems from “Say it in Crystals” onto the crown and then finished off the card with some dots from Your Next Stamp – Watermelon Party Sparkly Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Frog Prince – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Dies: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares (retired)

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Your Next Stamp – Watermelon Party Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, G19, G17, G14, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, YG0000, E81, C1, C0 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Crown: E15, R39, R29, R27, R24, Y35, Y06, YR35, C1, C0

Shadow: B00, 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.

Fido Friend


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Fido Friend from the new April 2022 release. We took a break for a little while, but now we are back with some wonderful new images. This is a free stamp this month for everyone to enjoy.

I created a 3.75″ x 7.5″ card base using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss machine and My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, I die cut the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. I applied U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card. To finish it off I glued on some Sprinkletz  Embellishments – Top Dog.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Fido Friend – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Sprinkletz  Embellishments – Top Dog (NK146), Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E25, E23, R30, R27, R24, R22, R20, Y35, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black

Lettering: Y38, Y35, Y32, Y26, Y19, Y18, Y17, Y15, Y13

Grass: Y17, Y13, Y03

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.

Ex-Cuse Me!!


Sharing a birthday card I made for my sister-in-law this year using C.C. DesignsRoberto’s Rascals – Grouchy Pets and Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats. Her name is Kitty and I always try to find fun images with cats to make her card. LOL!

To make the card, I began with the base of 3.5″ x 8.5″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. I also die cut the Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock with the Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die and my Cuttlebug. Using multiple Picket Fence – Blending Brushes and Tim Holtz Distress Inks listed below, I created my own background. Using the window pieces from the die cut, I traced around them onto Doodlebug – hey cupcake (6″x6″) paper and fussy cut around them. I applied some glue along the edges and attached them to the back of the panel.  Then I applied double-sided tape to the backing and attached this to the base.

Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, the images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured in with Copic Markers. Once everything was coloured, I fussy cut around each of them. The sentiments were stamped onto Recollections – Black cardstock with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Using my cutter, I cut around each of the sentiments. I added double-sided tape to the back of the images and sentiments and popped them all up onto the base card. Finally, I added some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pop Dots.

Inside of the card: 

For the inside of the card, I used my large MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiments from Art Impressions Glamour Pop-Ups – 5355 and Purrrfect Sentiments – HoneyBee Stamps. I ran the little kitty from the Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats – C.C. Designs set that I had coloured earlier through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the card to finish everything off.

Thankfully, she loved her card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Roberto’s Rascals – Grouchy Pets – C.C. Designs, Roberto’s Rascals – Cutie Cats – C.C. Designs

Sentiments: Purrrfect Sentiments – HoneyBee Stamps, Dance It Out Set – Art Impressions

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug – hey cupcake (6″x6″) paper pad

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Seashore Dots, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: N9, N7, N5, N3, RV11, R20, G14, YG23, YG11 (Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Rain or Shine!


Sharing a card I made today using Penny Black Stamps – Rain or Shine. My husband and I always celebrate the first day that we started going out together and also our wedding anniversary each year. Yesterday, marked 36 wonderful years together. We had bears on the top of our wedding cake, so I thought it would be great to make him a card with bears to celebrate our special day.

To make my card, I started out with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a small rectangle into the front of the card. For the raindrops, I first applied some Post-It tape down the centre of the card and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil over top of this blue section and this time I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I removed the stencil and the Post-it Note tape and covered the centre where the blue colour ended. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, I applied yellow to the entire right side of the card. Lastly, I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil over top and using the same brush, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed. I die cut the word “Happy” using My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set and Recollections – Black cardstock. Lastly, using a sentiment from the same stamp set, I stamped and heat embossed the word “Anniversary” using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Here is the inside of the card.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut it using Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables and coloured in the image with Copic markers. Using my MISTI again, I heat embossed the sentiment onto Recollections – Black cardstock using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9 was used to die cut the sentiment. I applied glue to the back of the image and sentiment and attached them both to the inside of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Rain or Shine (Penny Black Stamps) and Happy Everything Stamp Set (My Creative Time)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set, Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9

Stencils: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bears: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E27, E25, E23, E21 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Umbrella: R46, R14, R12, R08, B26, B24, B23, B21, Y19, Y17, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12, YG09, YG07, YG06, YG03, V04, V01, E49, E47, E44

Grass: YG23, YG17, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Hope you like it and have a great week!