Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Halloween Shaker Card!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
I haven't made a shaker card in so long and thought it would be perfect to use the High Hopes "Zig Zag Frame" and the little "Silly Spider" for a fun look.
I started by stamping my image, colouring it with my Copic markers and then using my Brother Cut N Scan, cut out around the image. I then cut out the inside along the border line with my craft knife to create a window. I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the image to create a window and then added foam tape. Next I added some sequins and some really cute tiny beads that my friend gave me! They are just so sweet! To create the "box" for the shaker, I then added a piece of paper to the back and voilá, I had a shaker! Using some Doodlebug paper from my stash (it's old and discontinued), I designed my card layout. Then all I had to do was attach the Shaker to the card! I added a fussy cut "Silly Spider" to the front with some twine so he can move around as you shake the card. Some Stickles and enamel dots finished everything off.
Here you can see the dimension on my card. I actually used 2 layers of foam tape so that the shaker elements had lots of room to move.
See those tiny beads....aren't they adorable!
Copics Used:
Pumpkin: YR15, YT16, YR18/ YG61, YG67/ Y15, FY1
Spider: T4, T7, T9/ BV08, FV2
Stars & Moon: Y15, FY1/ Y35, Y38
Frame Border: T7, T9, BV08, FV2, FYG2

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Thankful Friends

Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps this week a Warm and Fuzzy one! Or Warm and Feathered? This is Thankful Friends - Such a sweet Thanksgiving image! 

I colored with my Copics and then shaded with Pencils. A very warm feeling color palette right? I cut out with a round Spellbinders Nestie and then found some older paper from K&Co. Juliane collection. I cut out, layered and then sewed together with straight and zig zag stitches. I matted the image with a larger circle with the same stripe pattern paper. I love that the paper has a clear glaze to it. Shines! It needed just a bit more, so I cut out four corner embellishments and then added some Nuvo decor pearl pen to the buckles and dots in the corners.

For the sentiment I used the High Hopes Stamps "Happy Thanksgiving"  Love this image just feels so Thankful!

Copic used -

Hope you enjoyed - there are so many wonderful holiday images at High Hopes Stamps! You can get to them all HERE

Thanks so much!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sweet And Simple Autumn Card!

Hello Friends, 
Here is my easy handmade Fall card!

 This stamps it's beautiful and so fun to colored. I have to say I am totally in Love with this image and the sentiment I stamped on the inside of my card too.

Today I'm using "Funny Farm"  and "Too Many To Count" from Highhopesstamps.com

To make this card I started by stamping the image and colored with alcohol markers. I added glossy accent to the cow bell and doodle some lines with a white jelly pen. I want this cute image to be the star of my card, so I skip my usual embellishments.

Image is colored with Copics;
rooster C3 C5 C7 R29 R39 E31 E33 E37
pig E15 E25
sheep C1 C3 R11
cow E31 E33 E37 C3 C5

Here is the inside!
I used the same paper pattern for the inside of my card and add "Too Many To Count" for a sentiment. Thank so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a great Sunday.

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Have a BLESS day!
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Ready for October!

Today I have two projects for you, one for each of our upcoming October holidays!

First up is Thanksgiving, which for Canada falls in early October. This cutie is Lg. Turkey and he's a blast to color up! He's a fairly large image, so I had some fun figure out how to layer my papers behind him. Luckily, he has a smaller brother, Sm. Turkey, so if this guy is a bit big for your taste, you've got options! The sentiment I've used here is Happy Thanksgiving.

Of course, October wouldn't be complete without all 31 days, so I have for your a Halloween card too. I know my fellow Design Team members have been playing with Angel Bear Witch this month, so you know that she's a cutie! We just can't resist her! Angel Bear Witch has been paired on my card with Happy Halloween Script.

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Have a perfectly lovely Sunday and we'll see you again next week with more great inspiration from the talented team at High Hopes Stamps.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Scrapbook Saturday with Bev Code

Welcome High Hopes Stamps Fans;

Hi it's Bev here today ... for Saturday Scrapbook layout projects st High Hopes Rubber Stamps. If you have been visiting me on Saturdays you will see that I am only using stamped images as accents on pages. I try to theme them to photos which makes them a perfect accent. I am hoping I could inspire you to try using your stamps on layout pages too. 

For this page I am sharing a fun page of my 2 eldest Grand Children with their friend celebrating Halloween. This Boo Crew in Frame stamp is perfect for this cute page... and the colours are perfect.

Supplies List:
  • Stamps: Boo Crew in Frame P121
  • Copic Markers: YRO7, YR02, R21, C3, C5, C7, G24, G28, B0000, B000, E34, E37, E00, Y13, Y15, BV13, BV17
  • Other: Paper, cardstock, stickers, signo white gel pen
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Friday, September 13, 2019


Hi HH Fans;

For this month the DT Divas are sharing Fall and Halloween cards.  For today's card, I have used the cute Batty Boo along with the Zig Zag Frame from High Hopes Stamps.   Now, here is the thing -- my cards are 95% of the time CAS.  Since  I went a little outside of my comfort zone, I had a bit of a challenge.

After stamping both images on Copic XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured them with Copic Markers.   Batty Boo wasn't too difficult to fuzzy cut, now the Zig Zag Frame was another whole story.  Not only the outside border was cut, but also the inside area.  I was holding my breath hoping the scissors didn't slip and cut into the main frame -- this is where I'm thinking a ScanNCut might have been helpful, lol!  Once the frame was cut to my satisfaction, I trimmed a piece of the Bewitched Design Paper from Echo Park to fit the back of the frame.  It is hard to see but there are some clouds and stars on the design papers.

Inside of Card

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Batty Boo (P126), Zig Zag Frame (T103) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Bewitched (Echo Park), Ghouls & Goodies (Doodlebug)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Batty Boo -- 
      • BOO -- BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV01 -Viola, BV02 - Prune; YR09 - Chinese Orange, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow; YG07 - Acid Green, YG06 -YellowishGreen, YG05 - Salad
      • Bat -- T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, T5 - Toner Gray No. 5; C00 - Cool Gray N000
    •  Zig Zag Frame -- 
      • Grass and Pumpkin -- YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YR16 - Apricot, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8
      • Moon -- Y08 - Acid Yellow, Y06 - Yellow, Y04 - Acadia
      • Frame --  BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV01 - Viola, BV02- Prune
  • Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens: -- Clear
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

No Tricks

Halloween will be here before we know it and the little ones will be picking out the perfect costume for trick or treating. 
My card this week featuring Angel Bear Witch is all about the treats! I chose some non traditional Halloween colours for this one just for fun. 

After colouring up this adorable bear with alcohol markers and a few Prismas for shading, I cut it out using a stitched tag die. It is hard to see in the photo but I used some clear sparkle pen on the wings for just a touch of bling and I added some white polka dots to his gown just for fun.  Paper from Bootiful Nights by American Craft was perfect for my non traditional coloured card. I added the stamped tag with 3D foam pop dots for some dimension and twine and matte gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Angel Bear Witch  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: No Tricks - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frightful -Bootiful Nights - American Craft

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, twine, white gel pen, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, twine, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, stitched nesting tag - Tutti Designs, matte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: OR1 OR2 OR3 CT1 CT4 LV1 PL2 IGI IG2 GT1 GT2 GT3 EB3 EB6 EB5
Copics: E31 E34 E37
Prismacolor Pencils: light green, lavender, deco pink 

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