Thursday, December 3, 2020

Christmas Smiles

 Santa gets his picture taken a lot over the Christmas season. Did you know he does practice photo shoots!?! 

Santa Portrait and Three Pane Santa from High Hopes Rubber Stamps have caught him having some fun and practicing to get his smile and the twinkle in his eye just right! 

After stamping and colouring my stamps I hand fussy cut each one and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I may have missed. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the hats and set them aside to dry. Patterned paper from Photo Play was perfect for this fun design. 
I didn't have a polaroid die that was small enough for my design so I cut a piece of card stock to the size I needed and then used a square die to cut out the "portrait" space. 
My film strip die is larger then the three pane Santa's so I cut a strip of card stock and patterned paper and added the panes in kind of a faux film strip and added two of the three Santa's to it. The third Santa was added in the top corner with a banner die behind him. I did some creative masking to combine two different sentiment stamps to make the sentiment. 
Some ribbon, snowflakes, a camera charm and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Santa PortraitThree Pane Santa  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Sm. Christmas ScriptSending Smiles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Kringle & Co - Photo Play 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, film strip die - YNS, snowflake die - Memory Box, ribbon - stash, camera charm - stash, square die - Spellbinders, enamel dots, Star Dust Stickles

 Copic Markers:

Hats, Mitts, Suits - R24 R27 R37 R59

Faces - E00 E21 E11 R20 white gel pen

Beards - C0 C1 C2 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Feeling Up To Par!!!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week I'm sharing a Get Well Card featuring Golfer Glen - T084 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Up To Par - G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It's always hard to find Get Well Cards for men, and I thought the pairing of these 2 stamps went so well together.

To create the card this week, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies. Then, I stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again onto Post-It Note paper and used it as a mask. Then, I applied the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean and cloud stencils I made from Avery Elle - PiercedCloudsDie and Whimsy Stamps - Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set. Then I used some washi tape to mask the main image border and inked around it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the coloured image to a card base made from Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, folded to 5.5" x 4.25".

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Golfer Glen - T084 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Up To Par - G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, Avery Elle - Custom Steel Dies - Made in the USA - D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps - Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, R01, R00, B23

Hair and Iron: C5, C3, C1

Shirt: Y38, Y35, Y32

Pants: E50, E39, E35, E33

Socks: Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18

Shoes: E53, E50, E49, E47, E39, E37, E37

Bird: B69, B41, B29, B23, YR16

Tee and Grass and Ball: YG61, YG17, YG25, YG03, YR18, YR16, C1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Featured stamper Lisa "AKA Fairy Cardmaker"

Meet Lisa "AKA Fairy Cardmaker" our Feature Stamper

I was thrilled to receive an email from Lisa a week or so ago showing me her awesome Bridge Cards.

Lisa created these cuties using Jolly Old St. Nick & Santa's Sleigh Ride.  As Lisa points out Bridge Cards are a great way to use your larger images.  High Hopes has an abundance of those lol.

Lisa's cards are inspired by none other than Jennifer McGuire, here's a link to Jennifer's Youtube video.

Jolly Old St. Nick
Grab it HERE at 50% OFF

Santa's Sleigh Ride
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Find Lisa's Blog Post HERE 

In addition to these 2 stamps at 50% OFF you can get FREE SHIPPING for all orders of $29.99 or more (within Canada & the US ONLY).  NO COUPONS REQUIRED OFFER EXPIRES:  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH,20 AT MIDNIGHT EST

 Thank you Lisa for sharing your beautiful work with us!!!  Please be sure to leave a comment for Lisa.

Have a crafty kinda' day! 

Santa's Coming To Town!

Happy December 1st!
Wow it's hard to believe it's December already and Santa will be coming sooner than we think! I love this adorable stamp from High Hopes called "Santa and Rudy Block"! I love how Rudy is popping up to be in the picture too!
I stamped my image and coloured it in using my Copic Markers. Next using a Loopy Square die from Gina Marie, I cut out my coloured image. I decided to use papers from the Echo Park "My Favourite Christmas" 6x6 collection. My card is on a Kraft coloured card base and layered with lots of different papers. I inked all the paper and die cut edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for added dimension. Of course I had to have some bling so I added Crystal Stickles onto Santa's hat. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Coming To Town". Some glitter green gems finish off my card!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E95, R20
Beard: W0, W1, W3, W5
Santa: R24, R27, R29/ W6, W8, W9
Rudy: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29/ W6, W8, W9
Bird: R37, R56, R89/ YR07
Star: Y35, Y38
Block & Background: YG63, YG67/ R24, R29/ W1, W3, W5/ B00, B000

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting our Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!


Monday, November 30, 2020

Sitting Santa

 Howdy - MichelleO here today - Ho Ho Ho! Isn't this just the cutest little round Santa? Sitting Santa from High Hopes Stamps! 

Just love him! I used my Copics to color (colors below) and then added lots of Viva Deco Sparkle to his coat and hat. I just think Santa has lots of sparkle to him. I found some pattern papers from Paper Studio that has a great little Santa pattern. I had to use it with Sitting Santa. Keep it simple and make Santa the large star of this one. I simple gingham ribbon tied on the corner. Then a High Hopes Sentiment "Merry Christmas!"

Simple... but Simply a sweet Christmas Card! 

Copic colors used - 

I hope you enjoyed Sitting Santa from High Hopes Stamps - visit the web site HERE for lots of great deals and thousands of stamps to choose from!

Thanks - 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Cyber Monday....36 hours only!



Happy Holidays

Good morning High Hopes Friends,
Carolina here sharing another project today. Totally in LOVE with this image, I have so much fun putting together this Christmas card. 

I begin Stamping "Santa Sleigh Ride" with Memento ink and colored with alcohol markers. Used one of my largest stiches rectangles to cut my image. I Layered with the coordinated scallop die using red cardstock. For decoration I added diamond stickles, glossy accent and doodle some line with a white gelly pen. I finish my card with this sentiment called "Happy Holidays"  stamped and layered with a different scallop die. Definitely Christmas is my favorite season. Hope is your too? 

 Thank you for visit my blog today. Have a BLESS day!