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Dracula and Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bat Friends – TT043 for the image and Special Treat – H234 for the sentiment. I can’t believe it’s August already and that means it’s time to get started on Hallowe’en and Fall cards. This is the first of many to come this month.

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 background to be the same size using Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the larger piece for the background using the same paper and Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame. I inked around the base card and die cut using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. Using the same dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then stamped the image onto it using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I inked very lightly over the top of it with some purple that I had left on my brush. Then, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Villainous Potion. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all 3 pieces and then popped them up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops – Spellbound.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bat Friends – TT043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Special Treat – H234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Craft Consortium – Happy Haunting (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: Penny Black Creative Dies – Antique Frame 51-937

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, YNS Gumdrops – Spellbound

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C8, C6, C4

Clothing: R59, R37, R35, V09, V06, V04, C8, C6, C4, BV17, BV04

Shoes and Bow Tie: 100, C9, C7, C5, C2

Bats: C9, C7, C5 (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Tree: E29, E25, E23

Sky: N9, V99, V95, V93, V91, BV23, BV20

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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Sparkle & Cheer!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas slim-line card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Christmas Gofer – TDG003 for the image and Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 for the sentiment. This little gofer is all set to start decorating his tree for Christmas. With all of this heat right now, snow is sounding pretty good to cool off a bit. 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 4″ x 8″. I cut the background to be the same size using Creative Memories – Glacier paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. I die cut Recollections – White Cardstock and Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax dies. I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. Using my die cutting machine again and Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the image onto it using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I added snow to the sky using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I added Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to puff up the liquid. I put a little bit of Stickles – Diamond onto my finger and dabbed it across the trim and pom-pom to give them an extra bit of sparkle. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snow. When the Stickles was all dry, I adhered the image to Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes cardstock with double-sided tape and some glue. Using my cutter, I cut a slim border around the image. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to the larger die cut. U-line double-sided tape was added behind the 2 pieces and they were both popped up onto the card. Lastly, to finish the card off, I added a few YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle to both sides of the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Gofer – TDG003 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sparkle & Cheer – LDG001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Glacier Paper Pack 12″ x 12″, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Glittering Snowflakes, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-namics – Elegant Rectangle Stax – MFT-1268, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, U-Line double-sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond, YNS Gumdrops – White Sugar and Sparkle, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gofer: E49, E47, E27, E25, E23, E21, R30, R20

Hat and Scarf: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, C2, C1, C00, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Stickles – Diamond

Baubles: R59, R37, R35, YG17, YG09, YG07, YG05, C3, C2, C0

Snow: B60, B00, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

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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Welcome The New Couple!!


Today, I’m sharing a Wedding card that I made for my cousin who recently got married using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Welcome The New Couple – D18017 We wish them a very long and happy marriage as they begin their new journey together as one.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval. The image was then stamped onto this die cut using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Welcome The New Couple – D18017 – Dreamerland Crafts stamp. I coloured in the image using copic markers and created the background. For the sentiment, I first ran all of the pieces of cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker. Then, using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and dies from PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set, I die cut the “Congratulations” 2 times from plain white cardstock and 1 time from Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock. I then pieced them all together to give an embossing effect. I applied U-Line double-side tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up on top of the base card. Lastly, I attached the sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Welcome The New Couple – D18017 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Oval, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E08, YR18, YR16, YR1

Dress and Shirt: BV20, Colorless Blender

Pants: T6, T4, T2

Shoes: 100, T9, T7, T5

Flowers and Greenery: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, R37, R35, RV63, RV55

Sky and Clouds: B02, B01, B00, B000, B000, BV20, C00, Colorless Blender

Ground: YG25, YG23, YG11

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Cat & Mouse Party!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cat & Mouse Party – TDG036 for the image and Dot Happy Birthday To You! – F065 for the sentiment. These animals are ready to party, are you?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White paper cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut 3 squares out of Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales, Recollections – Spring Inks paper and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also used Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales 6″ x 6″ paper for my main background. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry were both used to go around the edges of the die-cut paper. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the aqua coloured square and patterned paper and popped them both up onto the background.

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 Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties. Copic marker RV06 was used to go around the edges. I attached the coloured image to Recollections – Spring Inks paper using double-sided tape and then cut a slim border around the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of this piece and popped it up into the centre of the patterned square. 4 layers of U-Line double-sided tape were attached to the back of the sentiment on the bottom portion and liquid glue was applied to the top. I popped this up onto the card at the bottom. Lastly, to finish the card off, I applied Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads by adding 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape. I popped them onto the sentiment and the card and drew in some string for the balloons. Stickles – Star Dust was added to the cake and confetti.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cat & Mouse Party – TDG036 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Dot Happy Birthday To You! – F065 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Fairy Tales (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Spring Inks (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads – Item 90613, Stickles – Star Dust

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat: N9, N7, N6, N5, N4, R46, R30, R20

Mouse: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R46, R30, R20, R02, R01, R00

Cake, Hat and Confetti: BG57, BG32, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, Y17, Y15, Y11, YR15, YR14, YR12, V04, YG07, YG05, YG03

Balloons: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG000, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00

Candles: BG32, R46, YR14, Y08, Y04

Plate: BV25, BV23, BV20, BV0000

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Birthday Party Girl!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Party Girl – TDG034 for the image and Open Happy Birthday – G039 for the sentiment. This little girl loves to dance and celebrate! She is ready for a really nice party to share her birthday with all of her friends.

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 cut out the background to the same size using Bubbly Girls – Party – Yvonne Creations cardstock. This was applied directly to base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina was used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. Using my scissors, I fussy cut around both the image and sentiment. For the sentiment, I used a black marker to go around the edges to hide the white. Using Copic markers, I tried to match the background as best as I could for the coloured image to blend in. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to all of the pieces and popped them up onto the base card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added in 3 gumdrops from YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl – TDG034 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Open Happy Birthday – G039 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Bubbly Girls – Party – Yvonne Creations (6″ x 6″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R21, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress, Bows, Socks and Lettering: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, RV17, RV14, RV11

Shoes: T10, T9, T7, T5, T3

Balloons: BV13, BV11, BV01, BV0000, G17, G14, G00, YG41

Background: YG0000, RV000, RV0000, G14, BG32, RV17, RV14, YG41

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.

Eat Cake!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cupcake Hedgie – TDG035 for the image and Eat Cake – FDG026 for the sentiment. I think the expression on this little hedgie says it all! Birthdays should always be an excuse to eat some cake! 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 adhered Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock which was the same size as the base to the card using double-sided tape. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine die cutting machine, I die cut the cake background paper with Your Next Stamp Designer Pad – Birthday Boy and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch was then inked around all of the edges. I add some U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card. Again, using my Empress die cutter, I die cut some golden yellow cardstock using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I added some U-Line double sided tape and added it to the patterned background. Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies were used to die cut the smaller square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Die was used to die cut the circle from some Red cardstock.

The image and sentiment were stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic Markers. I added Stickles – Star Dust to the cupcake to make the layers sparkle. A 1.5″ Circle punch was used to cut out the sentiment. U-Line double sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment. I popped up the image onto the smaller square and the sentiment onto the red circle. I added another layer of U-Line double sided tape to the right side of the red circle and a little bit of glue to the left side and popped it up over top of the main image. To finish off the card, I added on some YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupcake Hedgie – TDG035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Eat Cake – FDG026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp Designer Pad – Birthday Boy (6″ x 6″), Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles – Star Dust, YNS Gumdrops – Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hedgehog: E53, E51, E50, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41, W4, R30, R20, R08, W4

Cupcake Wrapper: B29, B26, B24, B21

Cupcake: Y17, Y15, Y11, R46, R14, R08, G14, YG23, YG11, B26, B24, B21

Cherry: R89, R59, R39, R21

Ground: E34, E33, E3

Check out our new re-release of some fun images for our “Let’s Celebrate 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
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Chi Chi’s Birthday Party!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Chi Chi’s Party – TDG037 for the image and Happy Birthday – FDG027. This is just one of the new re-releases from our “Let’s Celebrate” previously retired stamps at High Hopes Rubber Stamps during the month of June. You should pop on over and take a peek at the other new re-releases too.

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 Paper Pizazz – Hearts, Coils, Stars designer paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire was used to ink around all of the edges of the card. Using the Anna Griffin Empress Mini, I die-cut the rectangle using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The image and sentiment were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and I coloured in the image and the small balloon on the sentiment with Copic Markers. I added Wink of Stella – Clear to the yellow on the cupcake, hat and ribbons to make them sparkle. U-Line double sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment and they were both popped up onto the patterned base card. Lastly, to finish the card off, I popped a red balloon over top of the balloon on the main image and then an additional 2 balloons for embellishments using Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads using 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chi Chi’s Party – TDG037 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday – FDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Creative Impressions – Metallic Balloon Brads – Item 90613, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Chi Chi and Bear: E49, E47, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20, R08

Presents: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, R46, R24, R08, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Hat: R46, R24, R08, BG57, BG32

Cupcake: BG57, BG32, Y35, Y15, Y06, R08

Balloon: R46, R24, R08

Background: B39, B37, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, YG13, Y35, Y15, Y06, R46, R24, R08

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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Thank You!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Thank You card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Gladiolas – TDG038 for the image. We are super excited to re-release 9 previously retired images today. This is the first image of many more to come!

It’s spring and my husband is busy in his garden, planting some beautiful flowers. Every year, he asks me what colours I would like to have in the garden and then he puts together a gorgeous display. Thank goodness he is taking care of them, because a green thumb is certainly something I was not blessed with. 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 Crafter’s Consortium – The Essential Craft Papers – Ink Drops – Ocean to be the same size as the base and adhered it with double-sided tape. I cut 2 .5″ strips of Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock and adhered a piece on each side of the card using glue. I die cut the words “Thank You” using the same Matte Gold foil cardstock, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine. I ran the words through my Xyron Create a Sticker and set them to the side.

The image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it. The images was then popped up onto card. I added the words “Thank You” that I had turned into stickers earlier to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Gladiolas – TDG038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock, Crafter’s Consortium – The Essential Craft Papers – Ink Drops – Ocean (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flower: B79, B66, B63, Y35, YR12

Leaves and Stem: G28, YG67, YG25, YG11

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.

Also entered into #Farmquest Challenge Blog #4.  “https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/fqcb-theme-4-poultry-and-wire-or-metal.html”.

Mermaid and Friends!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut a piece of coral cardstock to the size of 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. I created my own background paper using Crayola chalk, water and American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper cut to the size of 5.25″ x 4″. Once the paper was dry, I embossed the whole background with Emboss It – Clear ink and then added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I heat embossed this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I did this same technique with the paper that I used to cut out coral with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed dies. For the main background, I added some sand to the bottom using Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand and my Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool. This process takes a little longer, but it allows you to just sprinkle the embossing powder on top and then heat from the bottom first and then on top. I think this gave it a more natural look. Using U-Line double-sided tape, I added the chalk embossed background to the base card.

The images were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the images using copic markers. For the pearl, I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach and then embossed it with Ranger – Holographic Embossing Powder and heat set it with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Clear – Wink of Stella was added over top of the bikini top and the fin to make them glitter. Unfortunately, you can’t see that in this photo. Once the images were coloured, I die cut the turtle and the mermaid using the dies that came with the stamp using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine.

My card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 images and all of the buttons. I removed the backs from the buttons earlier. I popped each of the characters and added a second layer of tape to the mermaid and then popped it up on the card as well. To finish it off, I added in some bubbles using Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops. The crown was coloured in with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18.

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Emboss It – Clear ink

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Foundations Paper 12″X12″ – Smooth White – 140lb, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Mermaids & Friends Fran’s Clear Stamps & Cutting Dies Stampendous Set – CSD18, Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seaweed (1752)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Ranger – Holographic, Seth Apter – Baked Texture – Dirty Sand

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Crayola Chalk, Water, Your Next Stamp Gumdrops – Crystal Clear And Sparkle Gumdrops, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Dress It Up – Ocean’s Alive, Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Touch Tip – Turquoise Peach, Ranger HEAT IT Craft Tool, Clear – Wink of Stella, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, V09, V04, V01

Fintail: V000, BG32, BG10, BG01

Bikini Top: RV66, RV63, RV558

Turtle: E97, YG11, YG07, BG34

Hope you like it and have a great week!

A Little Behind!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made belated birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Henriettas Backside – Q035 for the image and Sorry I’m – FLL031 for the sentiment. Like Henrietta, I get so busy sometimes, that I forget to send out my birthday cards on time.  This little chickie has now given me an excuse for being late. LOL!

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 Echo Park Paper Co. – It’s Your Birthday – 6″ x 6″ paper to be the same size as the base and adhered it with double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut some golden yellow cardstock using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the square and popped it up onto the centre of the card. Using my Cuttlebug again, I die cut Forever In Time – Texture Rouge cardstock with Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies. I added some U-Line double-sided tape and popped this up into the centre of the last square. Lastly, using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut the patterned paper using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Once again, I added U-Line double-sided tape and popped up the square into the centre of the previous one.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station to create a sticker. I attached this to Scrapbook.com – Playful Smooth Cardstock and then fussy cut around again leaving a small border. Using my Copic markers E25 ad E23, I added some colour under the feet. With my Empress machine again and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes die, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment and popped them up onto the Jean patterned paper to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Henriettas Backside – Q035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sorry I’m – FLL031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – It’s Your Birthday – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Forever In Time – Texture Rouge, Scrapbook.com – Playful Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes, Xyron Creative Station

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hen: E97, E47, E37, E09, YR27, YR23, R08

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.

Also entered into #Farmquest Challenge Blog #4.  “https://farmquestchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/05/fqcb-theme-4-poultry-and-wire-or-metal.html”.

Coffee!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Drive Thru – TLF026 for the image and Nothing Begins – FLL021 for the sentiment. I don’t drink coffee, but I know a lot of people who can’t start the day without one! Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker like me?

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″. To create my background, I started with Creative Memories – Hot Fudge paper cut to the same size as the base card. I adhered this directly to the base. From the same paper, I also made several more cuts. 5.5″ x 2-5/8″, 5.5″ x 1-1/16th” and using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut a rectangle the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″. With multiple papers from Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend, I cut them to the sizes of 5.5″ x 4-1/8″, 5.5″ x 2.5″ and 5.5″ x 7/8″. I inked around all of the edges of the patterned papers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso.

Using double-sided tape, I layered the papers and centered them onto the card in the following order. Coffee beans, Fudge cardstock, coffee stains, Fudge cardstock and lastly the coffee cups. Once again, I inked around all of the outside edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso ink. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the large Fudge cardstock rectangle with an additional smaller layer on the top and bottom and popped it up in the centre of the card.

Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers once again, I die cut a rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.25″ x 3″. The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I added in a lot of extra bricks to the image to create a solid brick wall. Using my Empress machine again and My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly to finish off the card, I added a little pop dot from Gina Marie Designs.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Drive Thru – TLF026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nothing Begins – FLL021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Hot Fudge (12″ x 12″), Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Little Gift Tags (Retired)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E27, E25, E23, E15, E21, E11, E08, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, B26, B23, B21

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, B000, Y00, N9, N7, N5

Road: W8, W6, W4

Wall: C2, C1, E97, E19, E08

Window and Signs: T5, T3, T1, T0, Y00, Y000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Smooth Sailing Ahead!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Wishing you a smooth sailing ahead – DCS1703. This card could be used to wish someone smooth sailing for cruising, retirement or for a new job position or even if you knew someone who just bought a new boat for fun! The stamp set also comes with 2 more sentiments, “on a Journey to find Happiness” and “Taking a break from my daily routine”.

To make this card I used a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Recollections – Black cardstock was die cut to the size of 4.75″ x 3.5″ using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Using the same machine and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.5″ x 3.75″. The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the images again onto Post-It Note paper to create a mask and fussy cut around them. After stamping the main image, I placed the masking of the little girl in the boat on top of the inked image as shown below.

I stamped the mountains starting from the left side, while still using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The mountain mask was applied over top of them and I stamped another set of mountains so that they looked like they were behind the first set of mountains. I continued to do this going across the image to create a mountain range. Then, I removed all of the masks and coloured in the image using copic markers.  Copic – Opaque White was used to create the crests of the waves and Stampin’ Up – Whisper White Ink and a small #2 round brush were used to create the clouds in the sky. Versamark, my MISTI and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail were used to add in the birds from the same stamp set. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss the powder. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up onto the black rectangle.

Using my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss this as well. Using Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut the sentiment with a 1.25″ circle. With a 1.5″ circle punch, I die cut Recollections – Black cardstock. I added U-Line double-side tape to the back of the sentiment and popped it up onto the larger black circle. I added a double layer of the U-Line double-side tape to the right of the black rectangle on each side and popped up the larger black circle to the bottom right of the card. YNS Gumdrops – Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops were added to the top left corner of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Wishing you a smooth sailing ahead – DCS17043 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampin’ Up – Whisper White Ink, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, 1.5″ Circle Punch

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops – Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Blouse and Bow: R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Dog: E35, E33, E31, E30

Bathtub Boat: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, E50, E40, E30, E29, E27, E25

Water: BG70, BG53, BG32, BG11, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, (Copic – Opaque White)

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Mountains: BV25, BV23, BV20, YG17, YG13, YG03

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Birthday Hi!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 for the image and Just Motorin’ By – G309 for the sentiment. The gnomes are out again and this time their motoring by with a birthday “Hi!” for you.

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″. To create my background sky, I cut the Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes cardstock to the size of 5.5″ x 1.75″. With Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, I made 3 cuts. 5.5″ x .75″, 5.5″ x 1.25″ and with my Cuttlebug and Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders die, the tree landscape. I ran all of the pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and Xyron Create a Sticker. Using my Cuttlebug again and Recollections – Black cardstock, I die cut the road using My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road die.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment and then added U-Line double-sided tape to pop them up onto the card later.

The card was now ready for assembly, starting at the bottom of the card, I applied the first piece of grass. I measured the distance of the road and then applied the second piece of green slightly lower than where the road would end. The sky piece was added next and then the tree scape. I used my E25 marker to make the tree trunks brown. I applied double-sided tape to the road piece and adhered it to the base. I popped up the image and the sentiment onto the background. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and a dauber were used to ink around the edges of the sky to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Just Cruisin’ – SLF022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Motorin’ By – G309 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things – Die-Namics – Open Road MFT-1138, Card Deco Essentials – Slimline Landscape Borders

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker and Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E15, E08, E21, E11, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, BG72, BG57, BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y02, Y00

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, B000

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.

A Flower For You Mom!!


Today, I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Say Love With Flowers – D162017It’s that time of year when we all get to celebrate our Mother’s special day. A bond between a child and their mother is something so special and rare! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you special ladies out there and especially to my mom whom we all love dearly!

To make this card I used a base of 6″ x 6″ using AC White Cardstock cardstock. Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock was cut to the same size as the base and adhered with double-sided tape. P13 – Hello Spring was cut to 5.75″ x 5.75″ and the edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy. This was popped up onto the base card using U-Line double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Oval die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image using copic markers and created the background. Once the background was completed, I dipped a Q-tip into some Rubbing Alcohol ink and dotted it all over the background. Then using a Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, I went around the oval where the pattern was and applied Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder. then heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and popped it up onto the card. For the sentiment, I used the stamps from Die Cutting Essentials Magazine – Issue 75 – Geo Floral Wreath Dies & Stamps. Using my MISTI, Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, I embossed the sentiment onto a scrap piece of green cardstock. I fussy cut around the sentiment and applied U-Line double-side tape to pop it up at the bottom of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Say Love With Flowers – D16207 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiment: Die Cutting Essentials Magazine – Issue 75 – Geo Floral Wreath Dies & Stamps

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Saltwater Taffy, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock, AC White Cardstock cardstock, P13 – Hello Spring (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Oval

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, U-Line double-sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress: R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Shoes: R83, R81, RV00, W9, W7

Kitty: C7, C5, C3, R30

Flower and Stem: R83, R81, R32, RV00, RV000, Y00, Y000, YG67, YG63, YG23, YG11

Background: R11, Y11, Rubbing Alcohol and Q-Tip

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.

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.