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Thursday 29 February 2024

Snuggles

 I decided to challenge myself to use a stamp for a card in a non traditional way. When I saw the Snuggles and Cuddles stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I immediately thought Mother's Day even though this isn't necessarily a traditional Mother's Day stamp. I am blessed to have my Mom close by and there is nothing like being able to drop in for a visit.... which always includes a hug or two <smile>


 After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured up this adorable stamp with Copic markers and cut it out using a label die. The die had a scalloped edge on top but I decided to remove the scallops as they just didn't feel right. I cut card stock to go behind it and decided to tilt it slightly to create some interest on the card. It was pretty plain so I used a small heart die to cut out three hearts down the side. I added some even smaller hearts in the middle just for fun. I cut a piece of patterned paper from an old Kaisercraft pad to fit the 5" x 5" base and used the cut off piece to go across the middle. 

The sentiment was stamped, cut out with an oval die and put on matching card stock. The white edges on the patterned paper and sentiment were inked with Antique Linen Oxide Distress Ink to help the layers stand out. Some heart cut outs in the corner, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card.  

 
Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Snuggles and Cuddles (TDG044)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Happy Mother's Day (FLL029) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Sage & Grace - Kaisercraft


Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, Antique Linen Oxide Distress ink, oval die, heart border die - Your Next Stamp, heart die - stash, ribbon, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Bears - T4 T5 T8 R00 R11 R21 W1
Bamboo- G07 YG07 B97
Shading - C1 C2


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Thursday 22 February 2024

Friendship

This week on my blog I am celebrating friendship. Friends come in all shapes and sizes and "Fish Kiss" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps was perfect for my card. 

This inspiration for this card came from a young man in my life who has an amazing relationship and friendship with his grand parents. He will drop everything to come and help them if they need it and when he has good news or bad, they are often one of the first people he talks to and tells. He is an amazing young man and doesn't expect any more then a thank you from them when he has done something for them......or a good home cooked meal <smile>. I hope you enjoy my card and appreciate the friends you have in your life as much as I do. 


I stamped on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the image. I ran a black marker around the outside to get any white I had missed. A combination of patterned paper from Honey Bee and Mintay were cut to fit my 5" x 5" card base. To create the scene in the middle, I cut some trees and "snow banks" with a die cuts and added some blue toned paper to look like ice for the fish. The sentiment was stamped, cut and mounted on matching card stock and the twine I put across the bottom. Enamel dots finish off my card.  
 
Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Fish Kiss (TDG017)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Friendship (FDG023) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Log Cabin - Honey Bee Stamps
Basic Book 10 - Background Wood - Mintay

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, tree die - Memory Box, snow bank die - YNS, twine, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Bear - E23 E25 E27 R12 R00 E41 E42 E43 T4 T6 T8
Fish - YG93 YG95 YG97
Snow/Ice - B000 B00 BO1 BV20


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Saturday 17 February 2024

Wryn Baker Birthday

 I had a special order card order for the first time in a long time. It is for a co worker of my Mom's for her grand daughter. I didn't have a lot of information other than she likes to bake and she has blonde hair. She chose Wryn-Baker from the baking themed stamps I have in my stamp stash so I got to work. She will have it by the time this post goes live.........crossing my fingers she likes it!


This is digital stamp so after I sized it to what I wanted, I printed it and coloured it with Copic markers. I cut it out using a wonky stitched rectangle die and set it aside. Next, I cut patterned paper from three different companies to fit the card design. The water color paper was stamped using a cupcake stamp I had in my stash to add some fun to the card. I cut the spoon and whisk out of matching card stock and inked them and all the paper edges with Old Paper Distress ink. I stamped two different sentiments to create one and put it on matching card stock. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe

Stamp - Wryn- Baker - Tiddly Inks
Sentiment - Happy Mail, Birthday Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Only You Collection - Bo Bunny 
                     Coffee & Friends - Echo Park
Gingham Galore Spring - Honey Bee Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, stitched oval die, wonky stitched rectangle - Whimsy Stamps, spoon & whisk die - Alexandra Renke, Old Paper Distress ink, enamel dots 

Copic Markers
Skin  - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E50 E53 E55
Shoes/Bowl - E34 E35 E29
Coat/Hat - V00 V01 V12 V95
Pants - G40 G43 G24

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Thursday 15 February 2024

Better Quickly

I seem to have a lot of people around me who are sick, not feeling well or have had surgery. I myself haven't been feeling well for about 10 days so I thought I would make myself a get well card.....just kidding! I decided one of my family and friends who aren't feeling well needed a card featuring Sick Bird from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 


After stamping and colouring with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut the stamp leaving a thin white line. The patterned paper I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs as I wanted a soft yellow - to me yellow is comforting when you aren't feeling well. I cut the paper to fit my 5" x 5" base and to fit the design I had in mind. The sentiment was stamped and glued down on some matching card stock and added to the card. I added some flowers from my stash, some ribbon and a bow and glitter dots to finish off my card.
 
Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Sick Bird (TT174)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Better Quickly (J057) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Pretty Pastels - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, glitter dots, circle die, ribbon, flowers

Copic Markers
Leaves - G05 G07 G28
Umbrella - Y11 Y15 Y17
Body - R24 R27 R37 R59
Drops - B00 B02
Eyes - N5 N6 10
Tissues - C2
Branch/Handle - E34 E35 E29


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Thursday 1 February 2024

Here's The Scoop!

I love to have cards in my stash that I can just grab, address and send to a friend or family member who might need a pick me up. I also like having thank you cards at the ready and this week I made a non traditional thank you card featuring "L'il Frosty" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. We all need to feel appreciated and I think this is a fun way to say thank you to someone who has gone over and above for me. 


I stamped the image, coloured it with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it. I ran a black marker around the edge when I was done cutting to get any white I may have missed. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was cut to fit the 4.5" x 5.5" base I had created so I cut the striped paper to fit. Next I cut some matching paper and card stock with fish tail banner dies to put behind the stamp and layered them. I stamped and cut out the sentiments, put them on matching card stock and glued them on two different parts of the card. The stamp is popped up with foam pop dots and enamel dots finish off my card. 
 
Stamp Recipe
Stamps - L'il Frosty (SS023)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - You Rock (D108), Here's The Scoop (E117) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Flower Market - Lawn Fawn

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, fish tail banner dies, 3D foam dots, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Body - N4 N5 N8 N10
Beak & Feet - Y11 Y15 Y17
Glass/Spoon - C1 C2 C4 C5
Hat/Scarf - BG11 BG32 BG13 BG75
Ice Cream - R30 R32 R35
Cherry - R17 R27
Shading - W1 W2 blender


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Thursday 25 January 2024

Hugs & Kisses

I don't usually make Valentine's Day cards but when I saw the Cow Hugs stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I decided to make one. I will stamp Happy Valentine's Day inside but I might also use it to send to a friend who needs a hug.... this is such a versatile stamp!


After colouring the stamp with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and found some paper from and old Echo Park pad that fit the colour palette perfectly. I cut the pieces to fit my A2 size card base. I cut a circle out of patterned paper and cut off the edge just to create some interest. Next I cut the fishtail heart banner out of matching paper and card stock, cut some smaller hearts out of a different banner to put in the middle of the hearts and glued them to the base. Then I glued down the circle and added the stamp with foam pop dots. I stamped the sentiment, mounted it on matching card stock and added some enamel dots to finish off my card. 
 
Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Cow Hugs (TT136)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Hugs & Kisses (FR016) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Blowing Kisses - Echo Park

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, heart banner dies - Your Next Stamp, circle die, 3D foam dots, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Hooves - C1 C2 C4 C5
Flowers - Y11 Y15 Y17 YG03 YG17 R81 R83 R85
Spots - N3 N5 N8 N10
Bow/Bell Band - R24 R27 R37 R59
Grass - YG01 YG03
Shading - C1 C2


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Thursday 18 January 2024

Eat Cake!

I had a few friends growing up that when the going got tough, we would get together and eat our ultimate comfort food.......cake! I am still friends with a few of these amazing ladies although we don't live close enough to each other to do an impromptu cake get together like we used to. However, when we are able to get together ...you know there will be cake! Baking gnome from High Hopes Rubber Stamps reminds me of these days and friends so I decided to use him for a card for one of them.



I coloured with Copic markers and cut the stamp out using a square xstitch die. I found some patterned paper from Memory Box and cut it to fit my A2 size card base. To create the wave, I cut the paper with a hill die and then trimmed the straight edge off to the size I wanted after laying it beside the larger piece. I used an embossing folder the add some texture to both of these pieces before gluing them down. I cut a banner to go behind the image, stamped the sentiment and cut it out with an oval die. All of the paper and stamped image are inked around the edges with London Fog ink. After gluing the banner down, I cut the stamp square with the stamped image to fit the edge of the card and glued the sentiment down over one corner. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Baking Gnome (SLF035)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Eat Cake (FDG026) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Spring Plaid - Memory Box

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, polka dot embossing folder - Cricut, xtitched square die - Gina Marie Designs, fishtail banner die, oval die, London Fog ink - Memento, hill die, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E21 E11
Cake - E23 E25 E27
Stand/Shoes - C1 C2 C4
Clothes - B00 B01 B02
Flowers - RV10 RV14 RV21
Bowl/Spoon - E41 E42 E43


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