Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Three Kings Bringing Joy

It’s Wednesday, and this week I'm sharing a Christmas card featuring the adorable image Three Kings - T201 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sentiment Joy To The World - GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).  Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and then used a black marker to go around all of the edges. For the sentiment, I stamped it out and then used My Creative Time: Fun Vertical Greetings to die cut it.

For the base card I used Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. to create my background at 5.5" x 4.25" and also the base card.  I used various Tim Holtz inks listed below to create the night sky and earth at the bottom. After the basic blending was done, I layered Kraftin' Kimmie - Twinkle Little Stars stencil over top of the base and applied Stampin Up - Whisper White using a sponge dauber. I removed the stencil and cleaned it off. Then placed it on top again. This time, I used a sponge dauber and FolkArt - Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint to give the stars some sparkle. Note: A little dab of this paint goes a long way. Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool was used to help speed up the drying process.

Once the paint was all dry, the card was ready to be assembled. I cropped the background to 5.25" x 4" and placed it directly onto the base. Then the main image and sentiment were added using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Kings - T201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Joy To The World - GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Stampin Up - Whisper White

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time: Fun Vertical Greetings

Stencil: Kraftin' Kimmie - Twinkle Little Stars

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, FolkArt - Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20

Hair: Black, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1

Shoes: C5, C3

Left King Clothing and Urn: V28, V25, V22, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Centre King Clothing and Bag: B69, B28, B24, B18, B16, B14, B12, E89, E87, E84, E55, E53, E51, E50, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Right King Clothing and Bottle: R59, R39, R37, R35, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, G19, G17, G14, YG09, YG07, YG03

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Snow Sweet!

Todays cards are all about my absolute favourite Winter/ Christmas image....... SNOWMEN!!!!! And of course a Snowlady is even cuter! Meet the adorable "Snow Sweet Snowlady" from High Hopes Stamps
I decided to make two cards using this adorable image for my Christmas Stash! I stamped the images onto Copic friendly paper and coloured them in to match the papers I had chosen to use. Each card uses the "Snow People Saying", one on the front and one on the inside of the card.
For this fun card, I used papers from the Bella Blvd. "Santa Squad" 6x6 collection. I cut out a little frame and then popped it up using 2 layers of foam tape. Next I added some snowy hills and a few trees. I tucked my image under one of the hills and added  bit of Stickles to the hills. The sentiment is on the inside of this card.
For my second version, I used papers from the Recollections "Mistletoe Wishes" 6x6 collection. My design is simple with this card using only 2 of the Designer Papers and some basic Oval die cuts. a few enamel dots and a bit of Stickles to his candy buttons finish off my card.
Copics used:
Snowlady #1: B0000, B000, B00, YR04
Hat & Scarf: RV52, RV55, RV34
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Buttons: YG17, YG23
Snowlady #2: C00, C0, C1, C2, YR04
Hat & Scarf: B34, B37, B39
Reds: R35, R37, R39
English Mustard Nuvo Drops on the Flowers

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, October 19, 2020

Milton's Fresh Pine

 Howdy - MichelleO here and this week for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a fun winter image. Milton's Fresh Pine - I think he is getting ready to decorate for Christmas! 

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found some papers from Paper Studio to match. Now I went with a woodsy papers... not quite traditional Christmas. But I thought Milton was good with these colors. The layers are sewn down and then since Milton loves singing while cutting down his Christmas tree I found the High Hopes Sentiment "O Christmas Tree" a nice match. 

Copic colors used - 

Having a hard time believing Christmas is so close, but need to start getting prepared! Like Milton!

To find lots of great images for your holiday cards click HERE to go straight to the web site. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Willa with a Flower

Happy Sunday & welcome to today's blog post!

Today I'm sharing our adorable image called Willa with a Flower.  I have paired Willa with the Bold Happy Birthday sentiment.  I never seem to have enough birthday cards in my stash so I'm on a little mission to get some done.

I don't seem to use blue very much for my cards so I decided to ignore the pink/rosie flower color and work with the patterned paper instead.  The striped paper is from the Up & Away pad by Dovecraft...yes it has been in my stash for several years.  I also used Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden pad, also an older pad.  I will be a little sad when that Bo Bunny pad is all gone because I love all the colors in it.

I die cut my image with some Spellbinders dies which I also used for the mat.  The little border across the middle of the card, behind the image is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I decided not to put a background on the stamped image & to just leave it white.  A few enamel dots, some glitter & NO ribbon and this cutie was all done.

 Copic Combos

Warm Grey - W5, W3, W1, W0

Ears, hands - E04, R20, R11

Grass, flower stem - G46, G43, G40

Eyes - B00, E02

Ladybug - R17, 110

Bee - Y17, Y15, C8, C6

Wings - E53, E51, E50

Flower - RV69, RV66, RV63

Thanks so much for popping by today!

Crafty hugs,



Holly Jolly

Good morning High Hopes Friends,
-Oh what fun I had making this card over the weekend. 

I used "Elegant Santa"  and "Holly Jolly" in the inside of my card.
He is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black.
I colored him with alcohol markers and fussy cut it. For embellishments I add gold sequins, glossy accent, diamond stickles, and snow flake die cut. The paper is from my stash.

Copic List; skin E000 E42
beer C1 C3 
hat R24 R27 R39
leaves green YG03 YG06

Here is the inside!
I had a ball using this cute image and sentiment. Need some inspiration check it up what the Divas have created every day.

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


Friday, October 16, 2020

What a bummer!

Happy Friday & welcome to today's blog post!

I felt like a little humor was in order today so I created this card using Workout Betty (TLF011) from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  This gal just cracks me up, maybe because I can see myself in her lol.  I paired Betty with the Bummer (H263) sentiment also from High Hopes...I think it says it all.

I wanted to keep this card just a little old fashioned if that makes sense so I made it pretty clean & simple.  Just a bit of ribbon & some enamel dots.  I used a Spellbinders die that has been in my stash for years & years....using it today for the first time.

Copic Combos

Hairbands, top, socks, earings - RV19, RV17, RV14

Skin - E04, E01, E00, E000

Shorts, shoes - BV17, BV13, BV11

Weights - BG09, BG07, BG05

Hair - C3, C1, C0

Nails - RV17

Lips - R20

Hope you get a little chuckle from today's card & thanks for popping by!

Crafty hugs,




Oh deer.....

Welcome Everyone;

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas will soon be here.  It too will be so different this year, just as Thanksgiving was.

Oh deer, it seems that Christmas is here!  But it looks like Santa and Rudolph might have run out of time as they still have some work to do.  Oh deer, he will get it sorted out.  

For today's card I have used the adorable Christmas Santa paired with Oh deer... both from High Hopes Stamps.  After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I then cut it out using the Wonky Oval Dies.  Some ribbon, and specialty weaved paper and charms finished off the card.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Santa TLF002, Oh deer -- FLL008; both from High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP a Gingerbread House - Echo Park
  • Copic Markers:
    • Santa:
      • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink; E00 - Skin White
      • Beard:  C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Cray No. 1
      • Belt, Shoes, & Gloves:  N6 - Neutral Gray No. 6, N5 - Neutral Gray No. 5, N4 - Neutral Gray No. 4, Y8 - Lionet Gold
      • Hat & Coat:  R46 - Strong Red, R29 Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
    • Reindeer: 
      • E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque; G43 - Pistachio, G46 - Mistletoe, N2 - Neutral Gray No. 2, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 00
  • Dies:  Wonky Stitched Ovals -- Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  White Blizzard (trim on hat and coat)
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall (snow)

Have some coffee or tea, while you check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you are in need of some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what the the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by and visit us.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,