Friday, July 20, 2018

Magic of Christmas

Welcome HH fans;

From Santa and Rudolph, to Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman, I have always found Christmas to have a magical air about it.  It also seems that it is the time that families and friends gather for some Christmas Cheer.

For today's Christmas Inspiration here at High Hopes Stamps, I have used Santa & Rudy.  After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents was added to the trim on Santa's hat


Supplies used:
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Home For Christmas

One of my parents' favourite things about Christmas is to have their "kids" come home. My Mom is famous for having at least one of each of our favourite foods or snacks available at some point throughout the day. Now, add to that the grand children and let me tell you the variety of food and treats is crazy! but we all love being together. 
My card this week is based on this very thing - going/coming home for Christmas. 



The "pieces" for this card took some time to create. The stamps were coloured and fussy cut and then set aside. I paper pieced the hat and scarf on the "Momma" bird just for fun and added glitter drops to her hat.
Next, I cut out an oval and die cut quite a few branch pieces. I cut the branch pieces apart and laid them out on the oval die to from my nest. I trimmed the oval down to about a quarter of the size to form my base. Next I cut my tree branches and added a light touch of snow to them as well as a few of the branches on the nest. 
The sentiment was masked off with post it notes and stamped in stages. It took about 4 tries and a whole lot of patience to get it stamped the way I wanted it. Love my Misti is all I can say! 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: BluebirdyLanding Birdie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories, Holly Jolly - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo glitter drops, Christmas branch die set- Whimsy Stamps, Mini Holiday greens die - Sizzix, Galena ribbon, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4

                  
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas Cats Block - Meowy Christmas!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it is Christmas in July at High Hopes!  I pulled out some kitties to play with!

This is Christmas Cats Block


Love these cats - they are just fun for those people in your life that have a bit of furry nature in them... yeah you guys know who you are! I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with the puuuuurrrrfect High Hopes Christmas message "Meowy Christmas!"

I matted the image with a Spellbinders Die. And then I colored the leaves in the die with a copic just so they would pop a bit more.

My Copic colors used -


Loving digging through my High Hopes Stamps Christmas stamps and coloring up some favorites. Have you surfed through all the fabulous High Hopes Stamps in their Christmas images? Oh my I guarantee you will find more than one you will want to use on this years holiday cards! Pop over to the High Hopes Christmas stamps HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas Joy!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs and I thought this adorable Snowman called "Christmas Joy Snowy"was perfect for this theme!
It's been fun to pull out my Christmas papers and these papers are from the Echo Park I Love Christmas 6x6 collection. I added the "Think Snow" sentiment which is perfect to remember on these hot summer days! I love the Stampendous Spoonful of Snow added under Snowy. You sprinkle it on and heat from underneath to melt it. It's just so pretty in person!
Here's the decorated inside with the HH sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
N5, N6, N8, C1, B0000, B000
R35, R37, R39, YG63, YG67
Y23, Y26, YR07, YR09
E41, E42, E43

Happy Stamping!
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Pillow Pocket Candy Cane Pouches!


Hi friends,
welcome back to another High Hopes Stamps Monday post!

I really enjoyed making these Pillow Pouches this weekend. They're so easy to created, these are perfect for hanging on the tree or giving away as teacher gifts.

For today I'm using "Winter Evergreen" from High Hopes Stamps 
 I stamped image with memento black ink and colored with alcohol markers. 
My favorite part -fussy cut it leaving a small white border. 

Supplies Lists; Brown Cardstock, glitter cardstock
 Specialty Sweet Shop-Designer Series Paper
Sizzix thinlits #660660 and MFT scallop oval dies
white pen, green & brown thread, mini silver bells, green clothes pin,
 white ribbon, red rhinestones and frosted lace stickles.
 Copic List; YG95 YG97 and E23

-Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!
Have a BLESS day.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Santa

Happy Sunday!!

I wanted to colour on Kraft for a while. I love the way the colors pop on the kraft background! 
For this card I used Motorin' By Santa.  


This layout is perfect for using up some scraps! And a little doiley for fun! In the corner is a 'from Santa' stamp. 
Colors used: Faber Castell pencils


If you like the motor in this stamp, we also have a brand new release with lots of cars! Check it out HERE!
Have a great Sunday!! 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

All hearts -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hello High Hopes fans. Happy Happy Saturday!!!!! :) 
Today I'm creating with …
 My image is coloured with Copic markers.  Added a wreath with die cut poinsettia, gumdrops, white acrylic paint and the sweetest sentiment "all hearts" which is 
perfect for Christmas!
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Merry Christmas

Welcome HH Fans;

I really like it when a stamp can be used in more than one way.  For today's post, I have not just one card, but two using the Three Pane Christmas  stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  Polar White Flower Soft was added to Santa's hat.

The first card is a CAS layout.  After the image was stamped, I coloured it with Copic Markers.


The second card, is a completely different layout. I ran the Holiday Magic Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine before adding silver foil using the GoPress Machine.  It was cut at an angle and a piece was added to the top and bottom.  The bottom half doesn't show up well in the photo.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Three Pane Christmas, Merry Christmas (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - A Perfect Christmas (Echo Park); Christmas Time (Carta Bella)
  • Copic Markers:  T0 Toner Gray No. 0, T6 Toner Gray No. 6, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, R20 - Blush, E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 -Skin White, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, Y28 - Lionet Gold, E49 - Dark Bark, G46 - Mistle
  • Flower Soft:  Polar White
  • Embossing Folder:  Holiday Magic (Spellbinders)
  • Heat Activated Foil - Silver
  • YNS Gumdrops -- Holly Jolly Sparkle
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Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Candy Cane Wishes

This sweet mouse seems to have her hands full with this extra large candy cane doesn't she?! 
My second post for the Christmas in July theme features "Merry Mouse". I think she is just adorable with her elf outfit and of course her candy cane.



This sweet mouse is coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut. I set her aside and cut my paper layers, including the dotted oval background behind her. I added silver wink of stella to the bells on her outfit and Stickles to the pom pom on her hat. 
 Next, I masked off the part of the sentiment I wanted with post it notes and held my breath. It took a couple tries but I got the portion I wanted - I think it is perfect for this stamp. 
A simple bow and some glittered gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Merry Mouse - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Playground - Bo Bunny 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Classic scallop oval die - Spellbinders, Silver Wink of Stella, Star Dust Stickles, dotted oval die - Sizzix, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BT4 BT6 BT7 FS6 CR3 FS8 IG2 IG3 IG5 CR7 CR11 DR6


                   
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fishing Santa

Howdy! MichelleO here today and High Hopes Stamps is doing a bit of Christmas in July - And I decided that Santa Claus needed to be tracked down on Vacation and get a card made with him! This is his off time and he has been out doing a bit of fishing -

 - Fishing Santa  -


You didn't think he would wear his Santa Suit fishing did you? But that hat... well every guy has that one hat they wear 24/7 -

I colored with my copics (colors below) and then inked the edges of my image. For my base I used Kraft cardstock, and then papers from Paper Studios. With white card stock mats and kraft card stock mats.

A few Enamel Dots and the sentiment to finish it off - I love this Santa. Its good to know that he gets time off to play too!

Copic colors used -


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Moo-rry Christmas!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! I decided to use "Charlie Christmas Tag" to create my card with today! I just love the way Charlie is peeking over the string of lights!
I used some paper from my stash and created a black card base to adhere my layers to. I coloured Charlie with my Copic markers and popped the image up with foam tape for more dimension. I added the HH Sentiment called "Moo-rry Christmas" to the middle of the tag using my MISTI.  I love adding Liquid Appliqué to the fur trim on his hat. When it dries and you use your heat gun it pops up for a fun element. A piece of ribbon, bow and some Spectrum Moir Glitter pen to the lights finished off my design.
Copics Used:
N1, N5, N6, N8
R00, R01, R02, R24, R27, R29
W0, W1, W3
YG23, YG25
B000

Hope you are all staying cool in this heat wave we've been having!
Happy Stamping!
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas In July... Using El Classico!


Hi friends,
welcome back to another High Hopes Stamps Monday post!

My idea for this card is a clean & simple so I can recreated it easily. This is a fun way to get a head start on my Christmas Creations!!! I know, it's a bit early but we don't want to be overwhelmed when the holiday season get closer.

Isn't "El Classico" a really nice stamp?

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. I fussy cut it and used 3D foam tape to give some dimension. For the background of the main panel I used distress inks.

Supplies List; Welcome Christmas from Pebbles
Red, white, and green cardstock
Happy Holidays Repeat stickers from Jolees Boutique
Dies from Lawn Fawn
Vintage Photo and Wild Honey distress inks
Copic List; C1 C3 C5 C7 W1 W3 R29 R39 Y11 BG10 & 0

Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!

Have a BLESS day.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Little penguin

Happy Sunday!

Another Sunday here with summer temperatures and we're having a Christmas in July theme..
No suprise my MOJO was gone.. 
While I was working on a shaker card, it just didn't seem right the way it turned out.. so I'll try to get it to work for next week (fingers crossed).. 

So for this week I ran out of time and had to make a simple card. Simple but fun! I really like it! 
I chose this cute Package Packin' Penguin (cute and quick to colour ;) ) for my card along with the Penguin Greeting sentiment..


The dessinpaper is from My Minds Eye (2012 Winterwonderland collection), I found out I have a lot of that collection, hahaha... perhaps turquoise is my favorite colour?? 
And I added some litlle wooden stars too (my favorite too!)

Copics used:


Well, I'm off to find my mojo again.. 
Have a great weekend! 

And don't forget you can find more inspiration on our Facebook Page, Intagram and Pinterest! I might find my mojo there! 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Christmas in July

Hi there High Hopes fans. I'm here to share a little card using …..
High Hopes 
and
This months theme is Christmas in July!
 I coloured this sweet image up using Copic Markers.  Added twine, gum drop gems, music notes and 
Christmas pattern papers.  Some sewing stitches using a thick button thread and 
Vintage photo distress ink too!
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Friday, July 6, 2018

'Twas the Night Before Christmas!

Welcome HH Fans;

As we are halfway through the year, now is the time to get a start on Christmas cards.  The Design Teams Divas on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs will be sharing "Christmas in July" inspiration to you all month!

For my first Christmas card, I used this cute stamp called Here Comes Santa from High Hopes Stamps.  It is a CAS card as the design paper was a perfect match for it.  The paper is from  Echo Park's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas which was released last year, which I thought matched perfectly.  It is also my favourite Christmas poem.

I coloured the image with  copic markers and used some Prismacolor pencils to add some shading.
The image was fuzzy cut and three light bulbs were added as embellishments.  Nuvo's Snow Glow Sparkle Dust was used to add some glitter to Santa.  The Sparkle & Cheer sentiment was added to the inside of the card.


Inside of Card


Supplies used:
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Santa's Helper

It's Christmas in July on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper blogs! 

My first Christmas card for this month features "Off To The Dump". Different right?! but when I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to use it for a Christmas card. 
Near the town I live in, we have a gentleman who attends as many of the local, small town Santa Claus parades as he can. He goes to the parade in his dump truck because at each parade he fills the back with food and gift donations. People know he will be there and are extremely generous with their donations. 
This kind, big hearted man and his dump truck  have inspired my card for this week -  he truly is Santa's Helper. 




I stamped my dump truck and then stamped it again on a post it note and cut it out to mask the truck off. Next I grabbed my presents stamp and did the same thing so I could fill the back of the truck, coloured it with alcohol markers and then hand fussy cut it. 
 Gold and silver Wink of Stella was added to the bows and some of the wrapping paper - I like a little bit of bling on my Christmas cards.  I added it to some snow banks I cut using an edge die and some fun Christmasy paper from Echo Park. A few die cut trees, matching ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Off To The DumpPresents - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Computer
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Silver and gold Wink of Stella, Recollections ribbon, fresh pine trees die - Memory Box, My Creative Time dies, Enamel dots - Simple Stories

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 IG1 IG2 IG6 JG1 JG2 JG6 CT1 CT2 BT3 BT4 BT5 CR7 CR11 DR6 TN1 EB1 EB2

                   
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