Tag Archive | Xyron Creative Station

Eek! You’re How Old???


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law whose nickname is “Kitty”. I have a lot of fun trying to come up with new creations with cats for her birthday each year. This year, I decided to use Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), for my main image on the front of the card. Shown below is how it looked before I placed the die cut from Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die) over top of it.

To create the die-cut, I first used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the main image and then again to cut out the pop-out die cut using Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That. I then added glue all around the outside of the circle and glued the two pieces together as shown below.

I created a card base 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then mounted paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe. I popped up the circle previously cut out with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I used the sentiment from the same Whimsy Stamp Set. I embossed it using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Then I cut it out using Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time. Lastly, I edged around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Shown below is the card with the pop-up closed.

This is the front of the card with the pop-up open.

On the inside of the card, I used the image from Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black) and sentiment from
Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp).

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Going Catty – DP1021  (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black)

Sentiment: Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, 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, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die), Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: W9, W8, W6, W5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Party Hat and Birthday Banner: BG13, BG11, YR16, YR12, RV66, RV63, Y17, Y08, BG05, BG02

Background: BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Gone Fishing!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

I come from a family that LOVES fishing. My dad has always loved fishing and now my older brother has fallen into his foot steps of loving to fish too. I remember going fishing with my dad and I thought I had a really, really big fish. We were all so excited until I pulled up a big chunk of grass reeds. LOL! The fish were jumping all around us, but we couldn’t seem to catch any that 1 day.

As soon as we were back on shore, you could see the huge fish playing all over the lake. I think they were just laughing at us. But I’m not a 100% sure. LOL!

To make the card, I first used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) to cut out the main image from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the square out of some white cardstock. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to get a nice crisp image. I used various Copic markers listed below to colour in the image.

I decided to colour in the fish with PrismaColor pencils on the sentiment.

Next I ran both the coloured image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and placed both cuts over top of some green cardstock. Then I popped both up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I edged around the card and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage. For a final touch, I added a little fish under the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, ModaScrap – Under The Sea (6″ x 6″), Green cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E59, E57, E55

Overalls:  B26, B23, B21, E15, Y35, Y08

Shirt:  R27, R24, R22, G46, G43, G40, G24

Ball Cap: G82, G46, G43, G40, G28, G24, G21

Shoes: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Fishing Rod and Reel: R27, R24, R22, E39, E35, E31, G46, G40, G28, C3, C1

Fish:  RV21, R22, G46, G43, G40, G20

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sign: PrismaColor Pencils – Blush Pink (PC928), Sap Green Light (PC 120), Charteuse (PC989), Apple Green (PC912), Olive Green (PC911)

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 Wishes!


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my mom using Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp) on the front of the card and  Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp) on the inside of the card.

On the inside:

To make the card I stamped the images on to Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean crisp image. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around them both. I then used My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies to die cut an oval out of Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe paper. I cut the remainder of the paper to be 4″ x 5.25″ and turned it over to the opposite side and mounted it onto a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry to ink around the edges.

For the sentiments I used Versa Fine Onyx Black and VersaMark ink and then embossed both with Ranger embossing powders listed below.

To complete the card, I mounted the bunny on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up as well as the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp), Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, 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, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R02, R85, R83

Cupcake and Wrapper: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR16, RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, E35, E33, E31

Presents and Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15, Y06, Y04, Y02, RV04, RV02, RV00

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Super Tall Cake!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps  Super Tall Cake – D19017 for the main image and Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) for the sentiment!  This adorable little bear made a cake for someone very special! Hmmm! I wonder who that could be. LOL!

To make the card I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the paper. I coloured in the image using Copic markers.

Next I cut out used some tape to inlay the image back into the frame that I had previously die cut to make it one piece again. I also die cut the yellow and aqua paper with the same die cut twice. Then I used the yellow to be the inlay for the aqua frame and taped it back together on the reverse. After that, I used my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black to apply the sentiment. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and heated up using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Next, I edged around the borders of both frames with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. I ran the base frame through Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and so that the entire frame would lay flat. I mounted this onto 5″ x 5″ white cardstock. Then I popped up the smaller frame and image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Super Tall Cake – D19017 (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Sentiments: Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E37, E35, E33, E31, R30, R22, R20, R02

Hat, Apron and Cart: C3, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Cake: E29, E27, E25, E23, B04, B02, Y35, Y08

Tablecloth: Mitts and Boots: B04, B02, B000

Icing: BG49, BG45, BG11

Bunny: C3, C1, C0, R22, R20

Whistle: G17, G14

Base: E15, E13, E11

Background: Y19, Y18, Y15, Y11

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Wishing You the Sweetest Things!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Dreamerland Craft Stamps Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar and Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006! This little boy loves his guitar and all of the animals love his music.

To make his card, I stamped all of the images using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in all of the images using Copic markers and then used my Cuttlebug and all of the die cuts from Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps). I also die cut the sentiment at the same time and stamped it with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then heat embossed it using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder..

I was now ready to do the background. To achieve this I cut several die cuts using Monte Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper, Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

For the sky I used several Tim Holtz Blue inks in various shades listed below using a stencil that I had created from Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie. For the grass I used various shades of Tim Holtz green inks – (see below).

I ran all of the die cuts and the back 2 layers of grass through Xyron Creative Station. Then I set them all aside.

I was now ready to assemble my card. I layered the first 2 die cuts onto the main die cut and then popped up the bottom grass cut with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I then added on the characters that I made stickers out of for easy assembly. I popped up the upper half of the little dog with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the scene was completed I mounted it onto 5.25″ x 4.25″ white cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Clouds: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China

Grass: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Mont Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper – Acid Free – 190 GSM, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts:  Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: BG49, BG45, BG34

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Guitar: E99, E97, E93, E51, E35, E33, E31, YR27

Bird: B04, B02, B00, Y38

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Rabbit: C7, C5, C3, R30, R02

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Pig: E93,E04, R20, R00, R000, E44, E04

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

And They Lived Happily Ever After!


It’s Wednesday, and I am back to share a wedding card with you. Love is in the air and who doesn’t love weddings? LOL! This week, I used Just Married – S070 for my main image and Lived Happily Ever After – G012 for the sentiment.

I decided to create a scene of the couple driving down the road as they are beginning their new journey as newlyweds. No worries, except a long open road and green pastures ahead.

To create the card I first stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut it out. Then I took a lead pencil and lightly drew in the lines for a road. I wanted the road to curve in order to imitate the couple going on a long journey. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. For the grass, I used various shades of green and then Copic Colourless blending solution and an old face cloth that had ridges on it. I added some of the blending solution to the cloth and lightly tapped it everywhere over the grass. I did this first as I didn’t want the solution to go over the main image.

After the image was all coloured in I mounted the image onto Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock and cut around it to make it square. Next I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up over the gold paper that I had die cut earlier using the same die cuts from My Creative Time.

The card is 6″ x 6″ AC White cardstock. I die cut K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 with Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120 and the ran the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station which enabled me to make stickers out of the die cuts. Then I mounted them on the card. I love the effect that they created. I also die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted using Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron – Create A Sticker first to make it easier to just peel off the backs for the hearts and place them on the card.

I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on top of the gold paper and then popped it up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Married – S070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lived Happily Ever After – G012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E49, E47, E45, E43, E29, E27, E25, E23

Skin: E11, E01, E00

Car: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24, C3, C1

Daisies and Leaves: Y08, G14, G09, G07, C0

Tires and Jacket: Black, W9, W7, W5

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG13, YG07. YG03

Road: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

Cans: R59, R37, R35, B26, B24, B23

Boot: E27, E25, E23

Shoe: B29, B23, B04, B02

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.