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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Tons of Love

It's all about love on the High Hopes blog this month. Valentine's day is just around the corner but I challenged myself to use a love themed stamp to create a card for my stash that is more of a just because, thinking of you type card.

Sometimes we have peeps in our lives that are going through "stuff" and just need to know that they are being thought of and sometimes all you can do is send them a ton of love when you can't physically be there for them. 



I decided to colour the hearts in a "rainbow" of colours and added some clear sparkle pen to them for something different and fun. Once I was done colouring I cut out the stamp with a wonky stitched oval die. I put together a yellow paper combo using Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug and added a fun banner with a heart. Some ribbon and my favourite enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Ton Of Love Ellie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: So Punny - Doodlebug, Spring Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, wonky stitched oval die - Gina Marie Designs, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, ribbon - stash, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G6 PP1 PP3 C0 TB5 PL4 CRY OR1 CT2 CT1 LG2 LG3

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Work Of Heart

"Tink" is the adorable skunk in the High Hopes line up and it looks like he has found his soul mate. How stinkin' cute (pardon the pun) are these two?! 
They are perfect for this month's love theme and I love their tails in a heart shape - so fun!




After stamping this cute pair, I coloured them with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge on the outside of the stamp. I cut along the lines (no white edge) on the inside because I wanted the red heart in the background to show through. I added some foam pop dots to them to add some dimension to my card. 
I combined patterned paper from three different companies for this design. After cutting the polka dot paper to size I took a heart die, centered it and cut it out with my Big Kick. I stamped and matted the sentiment, glued down my layers and voila! 
 A ribbon bow and enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rubbing Noses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Dot Our Love  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Blowing Kisses - Echo Park, Christmas Delivery - Carta Bella, Petal Lane - Bo Bunny, stash 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, heart die - Stampin' Up, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, ribbon - Close To My Heart, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: W5 BG7 BG10 CR7 CR11 DR7 C1

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 2 January 2020

For The World To See

Happy New Year High Hopes fans and to my followers! I hope this new year and decade - yikes! brings you lots of love, happiness and crafty time! 

How cute is this beaver couple with their big sparkly teeth!?! Mr. Beaver sure is proud of his carving abilities and is quite the romantic I'd say! 
This stamp and sentiment are perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or Birthday cards to name a few. 



After colouring this cute pair with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut them using my trusty cuticle scissors and in the small spaces an exacto knife. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was perfect for these two. 
I used a small heart die from another stamp and die set to cut out the hearts above her head after I glued the paper and card stock together. This gave me the chance to use the solid card stock or the patterned paper in those spaces. The heart above him is cut from matching paper.
Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 
  
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Beavers Romance - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Carving Our Names  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Gold Wink of Stella, ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: RB1 RB2 RB3 W5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN1 CT2

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Slapshot Stanley

Heads up people! Stanley is on his out door pond practicing his slapshots! He's pretty good but one may just go awry........ 
I made a little out door scene for Stanley using my version of a Z fold card. 





I coloured Stanley and the trees with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut them. Next I created my card base by cutting a piece of card stock at 5" x 10". I scored one side at 2.5" and folded it. I temporarily placed my snow drifts on the card so I could see how much of an angle to cut off. It is hard to see in the photos but the snow is actually textured and very glittery. I also cut and added some deer in the background just for fun and a snowflake or two. 
Some matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Slapshot Stanley, Evergreen Tree 1 and 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Stick On The Ice  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Winter - Echo Park 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, My Creative Time Dies (snow drifts), Twinkle Stickles, Aleene's Glitter Snow, Deer die - Gina Marie Designs, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: RB1 RB2 RB3 IG1 IG3 IG5 W5 BG7 BG10 E31 E34 E37 CG4 DG3 JG6 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN1 EB1 DR1 DR5 DR7 B00

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, 16 December 2019

Oh Deer!

I'm sneaking in with another Christmas card today. I feel like I won't ever get to the end of my "to do" list but "North Pole Reindeer" just had to be coloured and put on a card! 
I paired him with the "Oh Deer" sentiment because yikes - Christmas is just around the corner! and I used the "Gift Of" sentiment inside this fun card fold. 





I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and added some liquid applique for the snow. After it dried I applied heat and it got nice and puffy and it adds some fun texture to the card. 
I measured, cut and scored the card stock and used some pretty snowflake paper from Carta Bella. Next I stamped the Oh Deer sentiment, added it to matching card stock and added it to the front piece of the card so it looks like a tab. After stamping the inside sentiment I added it to matching card stock and glued it down. A simple berry die cut, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: North Pole Reindeer, - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Oh DeerGift Of  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Market - Carta Bella

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, liquid applique, ribbon - stash, berry die - Tim Holtz, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN4 TN6 TN7 EB1 RB1 RB3 BG5 BG7 BG10 IG1 IG3 IG5 AG1 AG3 AG4

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Waving Snowy Heart

Doesn't this waving snowy just make you smile?!? He is so fun in his heart shape with his big smile and wave. I think he is perfect for sending holiday wishes to family and friends! 
I can't wait to send this card and hopefully bring a smile to their face just as big as Snowy's!




I stepped out of my comfort zone for this card. I gravitate towards the lighter papers in a paper pad and but today I challenged myself to work with one of the darker papers just to shake things up a little in my crafty world.

After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut him and popped him up with foam pop dots. The grey on the stamp is silver Wink of Stella and very sparkly in person. 
The large snowflake was cut out using some glitter paper to match the glitter in the heart. I kept my design quite simple for this card because I wanted the focus to be on this adorable stamp.
   A sweet holiday sentiment, ribbon and glitter enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Heart Framed Waving Snowy - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cozy Season - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Woodland Winter - Bo Bunny, Watercolor Wash - MFT

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, silver Wink of Stella, ribbon - Stampin' Up, glitter enamel dots - Whimsy, large snowflake die - Gina Marie Designs, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG7 BG10 LY1 LY3 EB3 EB5
Copics: W5 BG05 BG07 BG09 BG01 CO CO1 R20

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

I Believe!

Christmas will be here before we know it and Santa and Rudolph are already meeting to plan a magical Christmas Eve for everyone! 
I think these two "Christmas Pals" spend a lot of time together when it's not Christmas too and are the best of friends! 





After colouring up this cute pair with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting them I added some bling to Santa's suit with Stickles and Rudolph's wreath bow with Wink of Stella. I set them aside and got my side step card die out and cut the base. Some light blue starry paper was perfect for the background for these two. I added some sparkle to each star with Stickles. 
I had a wood sleigh and reindeer in my stash I made with white acrylic paint and I added some bling to them with a clear sparkle pen (hard to see in the photo). I inked all the paper edges with antique linen distress ink. Some sparkly ribbon, gold bells and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Pals - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Bold I Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, antique linen distress ink, wood sleigh and reindeer - stash, Gold Wink of Stella, gold bells - stash, My Creative Time die (snow), ribbon - Offray, side step card die - Local King Rubber Stamps, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG7 BG10 FS9 DG2 DG4 CR9 DR5 DR7 CR7 CR11 RB1 RB2 RB3 EB3 EB6 EB5 EB1 CG4 DG3 JG6
Copics: W5 E00 E11 R20 C0 C01 B00

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!