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From All Of Us!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Fresh Baked – TT004 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and From All of Us – FF046 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Looks like Santa and my husband have one thing in common!! They both love cookies!!! Especially, when they are fresh baked out of the oven. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I chose Echo Park Co. – Twas the Night Before Christmas for my background paper and trimmed it to be the same size as the card. I applied double-sided tape to it and adhered it directly to the base card. With my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut the next 3 layers using Hot Buy – Craft Smart – Christmas Embossed, Green Cardstock and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I applied double-sided tape to the light green layer and attached it directly to the background layer. Then, I added some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the Green Cardstock and applied that on top of the light green layer. I die cut the circle for the sentiment using some spare Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and the ornament pieces using My Creative Time – Fun Stitched Ornaments & More and some scrap Red Cardstock and Hammermill Cardstock. Using a
Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point pen, the top piece was coloured in.

The image and sentiment were then applied using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with copic markers. Then I added Stickles – Diamond to the lady’s cuffs, dress trim, hat and collar and Stickles – Icicle to the man’s hat, pompom, collar, cuffs and trim on his coat. I also added this to the boy’s pompoms. Using the Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point pen, I traced around the outside of the circle for the sentiment.

Once everything on the image was dry, I applied double-sided tape to the back of it and applied the image to the top of the dark green layer. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the sentiment and ornament ball. I assembled both pieces to the top of the card. Lastly, I added in some gold tinsel through the hole at the top of the ornament.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fresh Baked – TT004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: From All of Us – FF046 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Co. – Twas the Night Before Christmas – Volume 2 (12″ x 12″), Hot Buy – Craft Smart – Christmas Embossed (12″ x 12″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Fun Stitched Ornaments & More, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Stickles: Diamond, Icicle

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Pïlot Silver Marker – Medium Point

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23, E29, E25, E23, E21

Hats, Coat, Pants, Dress, Boots and Jewellery: R59, R37, R35, C1

Mitts, Belt and Boots: 100, W9, W7, W5

Apron, Boy’s Clothes and Hat: G99, G21, YG67, YG17

Cookies and Tray: C3, C2, C1, C0, E57, E53, E21

Flooring: E33, E29, E25, E23

Wall: G00, G000

Shadow Under Couple and Elf: C2, C1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Mistletoe Santa Gnome!!


Today, I’m sharing another super adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs November release called Mistletoe Santa Gnome. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Believe” and “ho-ho-ho”. This Santa gnome is out taking a stroll and enjoying the magic of Christmas and winter.

I decided to colour this Santa in non-traditional colours. To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. Then I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to the all of the trimming and set it aside to dry.

I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 6″ x 6″. Then I applied Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper cut to the same size directly to the base. I had a spare cut-out from American Crafts – “Holiday” paper in which I had used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the centre. I trimmed it a little bit on all sides to create a border. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and tore it across the top to imitate snow caps. This I adhered to the back of the die-cut panel. Then, I glued the entire piece down on to the background. I also made sure that I didn’t use any glue towards the tops of the snow.

The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word and I adjusted the width to be .95″. This allowed me to use the 1″ die from Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to die cut the sentiment after it was printed out. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and applied Clear – Wink of Stella over top of it to make it sparkle. The snowflakes were all die cut from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet.

The remainder of the card was now ready to put together. I glued the Gnome directly to the background paper and moved it slightly under the snow. I added glue to each of the snowflakes and placed them directly onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I popped up the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mistletoe Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

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

Hat and Coat: BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Mitts: BG78, BG75, BG72

Holly, Pine Needles and Berries: R59, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG01, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Nutcracker – Seasons Greetings!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Nutcracker – M104 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Seasons Greetings – F300A (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It’s always fun to use Nutcrackers at Christmas time, that is if your parents let you play with them? LOL! Do you use your nutcrackers if you have one or are they strictly for decoration?

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I die cut the image using Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals and my Cuttlebug. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder. This was then heated using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.  I used the same die cuts to cut the remaining ovals. I used PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories for the main background paper and cut it to 6″ x 6″. I edged around the main background, background patterned oval and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. To create the ribbon, I used some scrap red cardstock, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold and white cardstock. For the Sparkling stickers, I first attached the paper to some white cardstock to give it more stability. Once the pieces for the ribbons were created, I ran all of them through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to adhere the layers to each other.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the main background to a card base of 6″ x 6″. I layered all of the rectangles to create my ribbon and also added the sentiment to this ribbon as well. I then placed this directly onto the base card. The ovals were all popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Nutcracker – M104 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Red, PhotoPlay – Christmas Memories (6″x6″), Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 – Gold

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Gold Embossing powder

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, C1

Hair and Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35, G99, G21, YG67, YG17, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, Yellow gem

Boots: C10, C8, C7, C6, C5, C3

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.

HoHoHoHoHo!!


Today I’m sharing  Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the new November release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 3 different sentiments. “Believe In The Magic”, “Happy Holidays” and “Christmas Blessing”.

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. The background was die cut using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I coloured the vines and leaves from the Hammermill die cut with various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below and then fussy cut them out. Glue was applied to the reverse side of the die cut and then it was placed on top of the original Glitz Paper die cut. Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones were then applied to the berries on the vine.

For the background, I used the Hammermill paper to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then I applied Crafts – Sparkling Stickers red paper to the base. I then adhered the vine and frame directly to the background using glue. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment 5 times using black cardstock and the 1 time with Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent. I ran all off the die cuts through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them on top of each other. This created an embossed effect. I then added this on top of the vine base. The main image was then added to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card, I added some Marvy – Liquid Applique to the big pom-pom and heat set it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff it up. Lastly, some Stickles – Frosted Lace was added to the hat, cuffs and coat trim.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Onyx Black Pearlescent, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629

Die Cut: Poppystamps – Holly Vine Sidekick Frame – Christmas Craft Die

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique, Crafts – Self-Adhesive Rhinestones – 02-3006207, Xyron Create a Sticker, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Coat: E59, E39, E37, E35, Stickles – Frosted Lace, Marvy – Liquid Applique

Mitts: YG67, YG63, G28

Holly Leaves and Stems: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Melon – 06, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Mint – 17, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like The Stars – Olive – 07

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Santa in the Chimney!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Santa in Chimney – S202 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). December is almost here and Santa is on his way to deliver all of the goodies to everyone. Hope your not on the naughty list. LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again and used it as a mask. I have a magnetic cutting mat, so I just used a very strong magnet to hold the mask down. Then I used multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the sky.

Once the sky was created, I removed the mask and used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame to die cut the image. I added the sentiment using the top half of the sentiment stamp only. To do this, using my MISTI to get a good clean stamped image, I used VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was then heated using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

To finish off my background, I added in some snowflakes and stars using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen. For the eyes and notches on the belt, Sakura Glaze – Black ink was used. For the snow on the roof top, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel was applied with a little sprinkle of Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter. Stickles was added to the hat, collar and cuffs of Santa’s outfit.

To create the layers, I first die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and then the dark blue panel with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame dies. For the card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, which was cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″ and then scored at 4.25″ and to create a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″.

To assemble the remainder of the card. I placed the dark blue layer directly to the base using double-sided tape. The silver layer was applied the same way. The coloured image was then popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

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

Sentiment: Bold – From One Flake – K201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Dark Blue Cardstock, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel, Stickles

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20

Hair: W3, W2, W1, W00

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35

Belt: C9, C7, C5, C4, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Mitts: C9, C7, C4

Sack: G94, G28, G09, G07, G05, YG67, YG63, YG61

Chimney: E99, E97, E13, E08, T5, T3, T1

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.

Woodland Santa


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas. YAY!!!  This week, I used Woodland Santa – R098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and a sentiment from our new release called O Christmas Tree – GLL002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

To create the scene, I cut out various sizes of trees and then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to colour them. I also cut out various layers of snow from Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. Other pieces from the same paper, I just tore for a variation in the snow. I ran all of the little trees and snow through the Xyron Creative Station which made it much easier to put the scene together. Lastly, I popped up the image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Woodland Santa – R098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: O Christmas Tree – GLL002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Northern Lights – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Green

Die Cuts: Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders, Die-namics – Exclusive Designs for “My Favourite Things” – Stitched Rec Scallop Frame – MFT-860, Your Next Die – Skating Rink Scene Die Set, Elizabeth Craft Designs – 1691 – Village Edges

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair and Beard: W3, W2, W1, W0

Hat and Pants: R59, R37, R35, Stickles – Icicle

Shirt: YG17, R27, BG99, R17

Boots and Mitts: C10, C9, C7, C5

Wood for Axe and Tree Trunk: E29, E25, E21

Axe: C5, C3, C1

Tree: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

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.