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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Miss You Gnome

 I miss being able to have a spontaneous road trip where I just hop in my truck and head to a friends house for coffee and a chat. I have been mailing out more cards than I normally do through this time because I want to not only keep in touch with my friends and family, but I am also hoping to share a smile too!

"Sweetheart Gnome" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is perfect for a thinking of you, love you, miss you or birthday card. Now I just have to decide who needs a hug and smile in a card and get this in the mail!


I stamped this cutie with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and added the Miss You sentiment from the Mini Sentiment Set #1. I coloured her with Copic markers,  hand fussy cut her and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. Patterned paper from a couple of old Bo Bunny collections was cut to fit my A2 size card base. All of the paper edges are inked with antique linen distress ink to make them stand out. 
Next I cut some vines and a pleated lace circle using matching cardstock and added them to my design. Some tiny glittery flowers, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Sweetheart Gnome - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Stay Awhile, Only You - Bo Bunny 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon - Offray, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, circle die - Kat Scrappiness, flowers - Poppies and Paperie, vine die - Whimsy Stamps, enamel dots, Antique Linen Distress ink


 Copic Markers:


Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04

Hair - E34 E35 E29 

Clothing - R81 R83 R85 R59

Sign, Shoes, Hearts - E30 E31 E43 



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Monday, 18 January 2021

Bluebird Birthday Wishes

 I have been working on adding to my birthday card stash. This one isn't going in to my stash as I needed a card for my mother in laws birthday (shhhh don't tell) so this one actually got put in the mail! Her birthday is today so hopefully she receives it today. 

I love this "Bluebird" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. When I was younger my Mom and Grandma would embroider animal blocks to be used on baby quilts. I learned to embroider using these blocks and this stamp reminds me of one of the birds they used to do. Such fun memories and perfect for a clean and simple birthday card.  


I wanted to keep the design clean and simple on this card. I had to mail it so it needed to be flat, but I also wanted the white background because it reminds me of the embroidered quilt blocks. 
After stamping and colouring with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. The sentiment is part of a larger sentiment so after masking off the parts of the sentiment I didn't want to use I inked and stamped it. I love when some simple masking can make my stamps go further. 
I cut a white background piece to fit my A2 size base and ran it through my Big Kick with a doily embossing folder and added my stamped image.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Bluebird - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, Oblong Doily embossing folder - Darice


 Copic Markers:


Bird - BG01 BG05 BG07 BG09 Y11 Y15 Y17

Leaves - G05 G07 G28 

Branch - E34 D335 E29

Flowers - Y13 Y08 Y26 Y11 Y17 



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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Smile With Teeth

 Have you ever seen a stamp that you just HAD to have for whatever the reason? For me this happened recently when I saw the Be Happy Laugh Lines stamp and sentiments from Art Impressions. 

There are a number of sentiments that go with this stamp and every one of them just makes me giggle and I have the perfect person in mind for each one to make a card for! 


After stamping the stamp and sentiments, I coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out using a stitched die. The wonky movement of the stitches fit perfectly with this sassy lady! 
I had chosen the Midnight collection from Cocoa Vanilla before I started colouring and cut and sized each layer to fit the 5.5" x 5.5" card base I was using. I attached the stamped image with 3D foam pop dots to add some dimension to the card. 
Some Stampin' Up ribbon and a few enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp: Be Happy Laugh Lines - Art Impressions
Sentiment: Be Happy Laugh Lines - Art Impressions

Hammermill Digital Cover Stock, Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Stampin' Up ribbon, Handstitched Nested Rectangle die - Whimsy Stamps, 3d Foam pop dots - Forever In Time, enamel dots - Carta Bella

Copic Markers
Butterfly and Buds - Y11 Y15 Y17
Leaves - YG01 YG03 YG17
Flowers - C00 C0 C1 C2 C3 

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Thursday, 14 January 2021

Pirate Birthday

 I can never have enough masculine themed Birthday cards in my stash. I have brothers, nephews and friends with little boys who I love to give Birthday cards to.

During January the High Hopes Design team will be sharing creations that follow a love and Birthday theme. This is perfect as I need to add to my Birthday card stash and fast! This week I have combined a number of High Hopes stamps to create a fun pirate scene using "On Guard Oberto, The Thundering Rogue and the Wave Border". Hopefully one of my nephews will like this one. 


I stamped and coloured all of my stamps with Copic Makers, and then hand fussy cut Oberto. Using a cloud die and baby blue ink I added some clouds to the background and added some hand drawn birds just for fun. 

The ship stamp comes with some waves along the bottom but I wanted to extend them so using my Misti was able to line up the wave border to make my waves go further. On Guard Oberto is popped up using some foam pop dots to add some dimension to the card.
I found the perfect matching sentiment, stamped and mounted it on matching cardstock and put it on an angle across a corner for some added interest. 
Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: On Guard Oberto, The Thundering Rogue, Wave Border - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Pirates Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: High Tide - Kaisercraft


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots, 3D foam dots - Forever In Time


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04

Pants - G85 G94 G99

Boots, Hair, Handle - E23 E25 E27

Belt, Patch - N6 N8 N10

Shirt - W0 W1 W2 blender

Buckle, Blade - C1 C3 C5 C7

Bandanna - R14 R24 R39

Sails - E30 E31 E43

Flags - R14 R24 R39 N6 N8 N10

Ship - E34 E35 E29

Water - B00 B01 B02

Windows - Y00 Y11 Y15




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Thursday, 7 January 2021

I Heart U

 Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I am adding to my Valentine stash with "I Heart U Monkey" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

He is perfect for Valentine's but I think he would be fun to use to send to a good friend or even for a birthday! 


After stamping and colouring this cutie with Copic markers I hand fussy cut him and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. He is added to patterned paper from Bo Bunny and Echo Park - I love the floating white hearts on the paper behind him. I added a heart flower border and some floating hearts around him. Some ribbon and glitter enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: I Heart U Monkey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Petal Lane - Bo Bunny, Dots and Stripes - Echo Park 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, glitter enamel dots, heart flower border - YNS, ribbon, heart die - YNS


 Copic Markers:

Monkey - E23 E25 E27 E29 E30 E31 E43 C1 C2

Letters - RV00 RV02 RV13




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Friday, 1 January 2021

Craft Store Road Trip

 I am holidays this week and have had some extra time in my craft room. There has been numerous times when I thought - oh I need that, I will just hop in my truck and run to the craft store. Then I remember I can't because we are in lockdown. 

So, I created a card using "Off To The Craft Store" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps (HH) instead. I like to go pick up my order from HH when I can so this stamp is perfect to celebrate that! I look forward to the day when I can hop in my truck and go to pick up an HH order or go to the craft store. It would be great to be able to do that in a convertible with a personalized licence plate!  


I coloured this fun stamp with Copic markers and then hand fussy cut her leaving a thin white edge. I set her aside and using dies created her own personalized licence plate. I think if I owned High Hopes this might be my licence plate! lol. 
Plaid and speckled patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and a stitched edge die helped my create my background. Some glitter enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Off To The Craft Store - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Rainbow Perfectly Plaid, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, glitter enamel dots, licence plate die - Quickutz, lettering die - Quickutz, heart die - Stampin' Up


 Copic Markers:

Car - N5 N6 N10 V15 V17 V09 E30 E31 E43

Skin - E00 D21 E11 

Hair - E34 E35 E29

Bumpers  - C1 C2 C4 C5

Shirt  - Y11 Y08

Mouse and Flute - C1 C3

Trumpet - Y13 Y08 Y26




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Thursday, 31 December 2020

It's A New Year!

 It's New Year's Eve and time to welcome a new year. I think it goes without saying that most of us are ready to say good bye to 2020! 

I am getting the party started with Trumpet Penguin and Flute Penguin from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. We can't have a party this year but we can have our own  in home celebration - however that might look. Either way it is time to say good bye to 2020. Wishing you all health and happiness in 2021.

Happy New Year!! 


After stamping and colouring the stamps with Copic markers I added some gold Wink of Stella to their hat bands and the heart - the pic doesn't show the sparkle that well - and hand fussy cut them. 
Patterned paper from an old Simple Stories pad was perfect for the celebration feel I wanted for this card. I didn't have fireworks paper in my stash - gasp! but this paper makes it feel like there are some off in the distance. Next I die cut a banner and then cut it again using the matching patterned paper to fill in the banners. 
Some glitter enamel dots and ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Trumpet Penguin, Flute Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Happy New Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, gold Wink of Stella, banner die - YNS, ribbon - Celebrate It, glitter enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Penguins - N5 N6 N10 Y11 Y15 Y17

Berries - R32 R24 R59

Holly - YG01 YG03 YG17

Hats -E34 E35 E29 

Wreath - G05 DG3 JG6 

Mouse and Flute - C1 C3

Trumpet - Y13 Y08 Y26

Vest and Scarf - YG03 YG17 G28



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