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Thursday, 13 January 2022

Happy Feet

 Do you ever hear a song come on the radio that gives you happy feet? One that takes you back to your youth and got you and all of your friends up on the dance floor? I have had that happen a few times and thankfully have been in the presence of a friend who got happy feet with me to the same song. Okay...so it was in a an aisle in a store but when happy feet take over ....jus sayin......lol. 

I love it when I can look at a stamp and it brings back some fun happy memories and "Dancing Snowmen" (TDG020) from the Winter Friends release at High Hopes Rubber stamps does just that for me. 



                           After stamping these cuties on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured them with alcohol markers and cut them out using a stitched oval die. I set them aside and found some patterned paper from the Farm Fresh Holiday pad (Honey Bee Stamps) and the Blurry Flurries pad (Whimsy Stamps). 

I cut two strips of the grey wood grain paper to go down each side of the card and measured a piece of the blurry flurries to go down the centre and added it to some matching card stock to create an edge between the two papers. 

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out in a matching stitched oval die and mounted it on card stock. Some ribbon across the bottom with a cute bow, Star Dust Stickles on the snowflakes and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Dancing Snowmen (TDG020) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Friendship (FDG023)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Farm Fresh Holiday - Honey Bee Stamps, Blurry Flurries - Whimsy Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock,ribbon - Stampin' Up, enamel dots, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, Star Dust Stickles


 Copic Markers:

Noses/Buttons - T4 T6 T8

Mouths - R20

Hats/Shoes/Arms - E34 E33 E35

Clothing - E41 E42 E43 BG72 BG75 N5

Snow - BG0000




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Thursday, 6 January 2022

Friends Are The Best

 High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the design team are celebrating friends and friendship this month with the Winter Friends Release. It is full of adorable images and sentiments - perfect for sending a card to let someone know you are thinking about them. I know I couldn't have gotten through the last couple years without a little help from my peeps. 

I have quite a few tags in my stamp collection but when I saw the Moose & Friends (TDG019) stamp in this release, I decided to challenge myself to use a tag stamp in a different way. Instead of stamping a sentiment in tag portion, I added a little scene just for something different and fun. This trio has spent the day in the outdoors and have shared some laughs and made some new friends! 


                                           
I stamped this adorable group of friends and coloured them with Copic markers. Next I hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge, glued them to card stock and cut them again leaving a thin blue edge a little wider than the white edge. I set them aside and went through the papers in the My Favorite Winter pad from Echo Park until I found some I thought worked together with my stamp and colours. I cut the pieces for my card base along with matching card stock to create my layers and used a loopy oval die to cut out one piece to create some interest. 

To create the scene inside the tag portion, I picked the blue snow flake paper, stamped the tag portion of the stamp and hand fussy cut it. Next I used a hills die to cut some snow banks for the tag as well as the rest of the background. I glued these pieced down and added some die cut trees and deer to finish off the scene. 
The sentiment was stamped and cut out, added a fish tail piece underneath it and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Moose & Friends (TLD019) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Best Collectibles (FDG017)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: My Favorite Winter- Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, tree die - Skating Rink Scene die - Your Next Stamp, Loopy Oval Die - Gina Marie Designs, deer die - Gina Marie Designs, hills die - My Creative Time Dies, oval die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Moose - E34 E35 E29 E41 E42 E43 C1 C2 C4 C5

Moose Hat - RV29 RV39 RV69

Racoon - T4 T6 T8 W2 W4 W6

Bird - B00 B01 B02

Bird Hat - B39 BV29 C9




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Thursday, 30 December 2021

A Stack Of Wishes

A new year is set to begin in a few days and I don't know about you, but I couldn't have made it through without the help of my peeps! We have had so many fun times and may or may not have had some crazy times too! 

The "Perfectly Stackable" stamp from High Hopes brings so many good memories back of some of these times. The crazy times, when my peeps and I let our hair down and just had some good, honest fun! This stamp just makes my giggle! and I have decided that I am the one on the bottom......with the coffee because anyone who knows me knows how much I like my coffee! 

Wishing you all a Happy New Year  and my hope is that you have peeps in your life who help you have some fun ....with just a smidge of crazy ;)


                                                  
After stamping these cuties, I coloured them with Copic markers, added some Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and cut the stamp out with a handstitched nested rectangle die. I added them to some fun paper from the Holiday Cheer paper pad from Honey Bee Stamps. Then, I stamped the sentiment and added it to the side of the stamp. A few die cut snow flakes scattered around the design and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Perfectly Stackable (TLF033) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Stack of Wishes (GLL016)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Holiday Cheer - Honey Bee Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, handstitched nested rectangle die - Whimsy Stamps, snowflake die - Sizzix, enamel dots, Star Dust Stickles


 Copic Markers:

Skin  - E00 E21 E11

Clothing - BG72 BG75 N5 E41 E42 E55

Shoes - E23 E25 E27

Beards - W01

Snow -B000



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Thursday, 23 December 2021

Snowman Sparkle

Merry Christmas to my followers and High Hopes fans! 
Christmas is just a few days away and like usual I am still working on a few last minute Christmas cards and like these cuties in the "Snowman Stocking" ...putting up a few decorations. 
This stamp is so fun! and the snowmen using their "arms" to hold up the lights just makes me giggle! 
Meet "Snowman Stocking"(TDG010) from the Woodland Winter release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I have paired it with the "Sparkle" (FDG011) sentiment and although it is hard to see - added some sparkle to the lights and stars on the "stocking".



                                                      
I stamped this fun stamp and coloured it with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge so it stood out against the dark paper behind it. I added some Spectrum Clear sparkle pen to the lights and stars on the "stocking". I set them aside and after finding some paper from the Jingle All The Way pad from Echo Park I cut the pieces and card stock to fit my card base. 

The finished size of this card is 4.5"w x 5.5"h - not too big and not too small, love this size! I went in to my stash and found some white glitter paper and used it to cut out a Twinkle Scribble die to add behind my image. 
Next, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner die and added it behind the stamp. While I had the fish tail dies out, I cut a small piece of patterned paper to put in the top left corner. Some enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Snowman Stocking (TDG010) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Sparkle (FDG011)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Jingle All The Way - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots, Spectrum Sparkle pen, Twinkle Scribble die - Whimsy Stamps


 Copic Markers:

Noses  - YR21 Y35 Y38

Stocking -G85 G94 G99 E50 E51 E53

Hats/Arms - E23 E25 E27

Bulbs - R02 R05 YR18 B91 B93 YG61 YG63 YG67 Y00 Y11

Holly -YG61 YG63 YG67

Berries - R02 R05 YR18

Hat/Scarf - YG01 YG03 YG17

Antlers - E50 E51 E53 E55


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Thursday, 16 December 2021

Hello Winter

 I have to admit, winter is not my favourite time of year, but it has some absolutely gorgeous days! You know the ones.....when there has been a fresh, wet snow fall that sticks to the trees and the sun is shining and the sky is clear and blue. The sun is glistening off the snow and it looks like little diamonds everywhere, it is literally a winter wonderland. 

These are the winter days I enjoy and I have tried to capture that in my card using "Forest (TSG006)" from the new Woodland Winter release and the adorable "Winter Moose (SDG002". My dog doesn't like the salt on the sidewalks so he often doesn't want to go for a long walk even on the most beautiful days so I often try to sneak a bit of one in on my lunch on a walking trail that goes beside my office. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it is truly beautiful! 


                                                             
After using my Misti to do the stamping, I coloured both of them with Copic markers. I hand fussy cut the moose, and used a white gel pen to add some gently falling snow to the forest. I wanted to keep my card design simple for this one and used some patterned paper from the Sugar Plums pad by Doodlebug. 
I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a fish tail banner die and added some enamel dots to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Forest, Winter Moose - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Hello Winter (FDG007) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Sugar Plums - Doodlebug


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Trees  - G46 YG67 G29

Trunks -E23 E25 E27

Grass - G24 G46 G99

Sky - B24 B26 B39

Snow -B00

Moose Body - E33 E35 E57 E29 E30 E31 E43

Hat/Scarf - YG01 YG03 YG17

Antlers - E50 E51 E53 E55



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Thursday, 9 December 2021

Happy Holidays Sled

 Winter is here and Christmas is just around the corner and that means there are lots of Christmas and winter decorations popping up on front lawns, porches and houses. 

Snowman Sled from the Woodland Winter release reminds me of some of the gorgeous decorations I see in my travels to and from work. My drive is very rural but some of the small towns I pass through have some gorgeous decorations. This stamp reminds me of some the "country" feel decorations I see and that is what inspired my card design. This re release is full of fun winter stamps and perfect for Christmas, winter and winter birthday cards! You can see the full release here 




                                                             
After stamping this cutie with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. It is hard to see in the picture but there is clear Spectrum Sparkle pen added to the berry branches. 
I mixed some patterned paper from Echo Park and Whimsy Stamps to help create my country feel back ground. The plaid paper is cut out using a pleated lace rectangle die to add some interest to my card.  I edged all of the paper edges with walnut stain distress ink and glued them down on my A2 size card base. Next I stamped the sentiment, inked the edges and added it to matching card stock.
I added some cotton ribbon from my stash and some die cut berries, I think they match the stamp pretty well. I added the stamped image with foam pop dots  and finished off the card with enamel dots. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Snowman Sled - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Happy Holidays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Jingle All The Way - Echo Park, Tartan - Whimsy Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, walnut stain distress ink, pleated lace rectangle die - Gina Marie Designs, berries die - Tim Holtz, enamel dots, foam pop dots, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen 


 Copic Markers:

Nose - YR21 Y35 Y38

Sled - E55 E43 E47 W2 W4 W6

Bird - Y17 R05 R17 YR38

Heart - R05 R27 R29

Hat -R05 R17 YR28 T4 T6 T8

Holly/Berries - YG61 YG63 YG67 R27

Scarf - YG61 YG63 YG67

Branches - E40 E43 E31 

Shading - B000 B00


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Thursday, 2 December 2021

North Pole Gift

Who loves sneak peeks?! I know I do and it is my pleasure to share a sneak peek of "North Pole Penguin" who will be available to purchase on Monday! This adorable penguin has some special gifts for Santa and Mrs. Claus so he is waiting for Santa at the North Pole to deliver them in person.

I can never have too many penguin themed Christmas cards - and I never seem to have enough it seems - but this cutie is perfect to add to my Christmas card stash. Don't forget to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps blog on Monday to see the full Woodland Winter release. 




                                                               
I stamped this cutie with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured him with Copic markers. After hand fussy cutting him leaving a thin white edge I set him aside. Next I gathered some patterned paper from Echo Park and cut the pieces of patterned paper and card stock to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. Then I took a second piece of patterned paper and cut it out with a circle die, and used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut the card stock to go behind it. 
I wanted something different for this design so I placed my coloured stamp on the circle and then once I had it where I wanted it, I set the stamped image aside, and marked a small line at the bottom of the circle and cut it off. I laid this cut circle on to the card stock circle and did the same thing. Next, I grabbed a wavy die to cut some snowbanks and an icicle border die to cut the icicles. I glued them down where I wanted them in the circles and cut the pieces off with scissors that were hanging off the edges. Then I added some icicles and snowbanks to the background patterned paper pieces as well. 
I stamped and cut the sentiment, added my stamped image with foam pop dots and finished my card off with my favourite - enamel dots.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: North Pole Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Merry Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: A Cozy Christmas - Echo Park 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, circle die, Fiskars circle cutter, foam pop dots, icicle border die - Impression Obsession, snow banks - My Creative Time Dies


 Copic Markers:

Beak/Feet  - Y11 Y15 Y17

Body - T4 T6 T8

Pole/Sign - C1 C2 C4 C5

Hat/Scarf - G21 G82 G94

Presents - G46 YG67 G28 R39 R59 R89 C7

Snow - B00


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