Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hog Happy Birthday

  I have a few friends who love pigs. They think they are awesome and would love to have a property to keep some on. I have had a few experiences in my life with pigs - mostly feeding them and cleaning out their pens. For the most part they were friendly and kind of comical actually especially the piglets. It was fun to watch them experience new things as they are quite curious and smart. 

I can't say they are one of my favourite animals but for some of my friends they are so when I saw the "Hog Happy" stamp in the "Let's Celebrate" re-release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps, I knew this cute hog with her balloon and party hat would be perfect for one of their birthday cards. 

                                                                               

                                                                                     

After stamping my image on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out using a stitched scalloped nesting tag. I set it aside and cut patterned paper from Craft Consortium and Echo Park to fit my design and 5.5" x 5.5" card base. Next, I stamped the sentiment, cut it to size and added it to some matching card stock. I glued down the tag and sentiment and added flowers from Poppies & Paperie, enamel dots and a bow to finish off the card. 
          
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Hog Happy (TDG039), Spring Pond (TLF034)  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Happy Birthday (FDG038) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Bright Blooms - Craft Consortium, Coffee & Friends - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Body - E01 E93 E95

Balloon - G21 G24 G28

Hat - R81 R83 R85 RV11 RV32 RV34


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Birthday Party Girl!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Party Girl - TDG034 for the image and Open Happy Birthday - G039 for the sentiment. This little girl loves to dance and celebrate! She is ready for a really nice party to share her birthday with all of her friends.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". I cut out the background to the same size using Bubbly Girls - Party - Yvonne Creations cardstock. This was applied directly to base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salvaged Patina was used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. Using my scissors, I fussy cut around both the image and sentiment. For the sentiment, I used a black marker to go around the edges to hide the white. Using Copic markers, I tried to match the background as best as I could for the coloured image to blend in. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to all of the pieces and popped them up onto the base card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added in 3 gumdrops from YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl - TDG034 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Open Happy Birthday - G039 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salvaged Patina

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Bubbly Girls - Party - Yvonne Creations (6" x 6")

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R21, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress, Bows, Socks and Lettering: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, RV17, RV14, RV11

Shoes: T10, T9, T7, T5, T3

Balloons: BV13, BV11, BV01, BV0000, G17, G14, G00, YG41

Background: YG0000, RV000, RV0000, G14, BG32, RV17, RV14, YG41

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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Cat & Mouse Party!

Hello!
These cuties are ready to celebrate!! It looks like Mr. Cat has blown out a few candles and his little mouse friend is ready to eat the cake! I don't know.....but I think Mr. Cat has had a few cakes in his past lol! This is the "Cat & Mouse Party" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
Today my papers are from the Doodlebug Party Time 6x6 collection. After colouring my image with my Copic Sketch markers, I cut the image out using a square die. My design is a variety of squares layered with matching cardstock. The tiny "Happy Birthday" is from the HH Mini Sentimen set #1. It's so cute and fits perfectly in the tiny circle with an MFT Doily die behind it. A few enamel dots in the corners finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Cat: E93, E95, E97, E99
Mouse & Plate: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5/ R01, R02
Blues: B21, B23, B24, B26
Greens: G28, YG03, YG17
Yellows: Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR23

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 the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Cupcake Hedgie

Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a sweet little image for a Happy Birthday Card. This is Cupcake Hedgie

 

Now I have to be honest here... I have never in my life seen a hedgehog in real life. They just are not a common little critter here in Texas. They are cute, but I just don't have connection with them, but I decided to pull out this little guy and make friends with him. I colored with my Copics with a few pencils for more hair look. I also added some Nuvo glitter paint to my cupcake. I just love the sparkle in my frosting :0) 

 For my papers I have been digging deep in my stash - this is from the Cosmo Cricket collection Jitterbug collection. Love the color combo!  I must have loved them.. cuz I bought a bunch of it.. LOL

The sentiment is also from High Hopes stamps. One of my favorite Happy Birthday sentiments - this is Raggedy's Birthday - love the font! 

 Copic colors used - 


Hope you enjoyed

 



Friday, June 17, 2022

A dreamy day!!

 Happy Friday Friends!!

Thanks so much for popping by today!  I have had this adorable image coloured up for a while now & I thought it was time to get her made into a card.  This is "Fairy On A Log".  I have paired this sweetie with "Dot Simple Happy Birthday".

This fairy just takes me to thoughts of a dreamy day, sitting in nature & enjoying everything around me.  I kept the design for this card very simple.  Since I chose the Copic BV's it was a little challenging to match cardstock...but I like the choice I made.  I just had a couple sheets left, I believe it is a retired Bazzil color.  I don't remember the name of the colour...sorry!

Copic colours

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, E04

Hair - E79, E44, E43

Flower - V17, V15, V12, YG07, YG06, YG05

Wings - BV04, BV02, BV01

Dress - BV08, BV17, BV13

Mushrooms - E87, E84E81

Socks - BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00

Shoes - BV25, BV23, BV20

Log - E49, E47, E44

Grass - G46, G43, G40

Heart - V15, V12

Bits & Pieces - Bazzil cardstock, misc patterned paper, enamel dots, satin ribbon, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Hammermill White cardstock

Stamps - Dot Simple Happy Birthday F086 & Fairy On A Log SLF030

Happy Stampin'!

Siggy

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Best Fishes Fred

  It’s all about celebrating birthdays on the High Hopes blog and this week I have a card featuring “Fisherman Fred”. His expression just makes me laugh! I feel like he is thinking ...all that work for this tiny fish?! I am sure he has a story about the big one that got away..........all the fishermen always do!



I broke my own rules with this stamp. After stamping and colouring Fred with Copic markers, I fussy cut him and cut the tackle box away from his foot. I like to leave the stamps in one piece but this scene called for a little thinking outside the box because I wanted to use the pond with him. I set him aside and cut patterned paper from the Gone Camping collection from Carta Bella to fit my card base. Next I cut a piece of matching card stock slightly larger then my coloured image, added some water color paper for the sky and wrapped a some twine around the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from two different sentiments - this tested my patience to be honest! - and double mounted it on matching card stock. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 
          
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Fisherman Fred (T086), Spring Pond (TLF034)  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Christmas Fishies (G235), Swinging Birthday (H191) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Gone Camping - Carta Bella, Water Color Wishes - Lawn Fawn


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E04 E00 E21 E11

Hat/Shorts - E40 E41 E42 E57

Shirt - YG91 YG93 YG95 YG99

Grass - YG03 YG17 G28

Tackle Box - R02 R05 YR18

Worm Can - C1 C2 C4 C5 

Fishing Pole - C1 C2 C4 C5 E31 E34 E35 E29

Shoes - E31 E34 E35 E29

Fish B24 B28 B37 R02 R05 YR18

Water - B00 B01 B02 

Sand - E31 E34 E35 E29

Grass - YG03 YG17 

Lily Pad - YG91 YG93 YG95 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Eat Cake!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cupcake Hedgie - TDG035 for the image and Eat Cake - FDG026 for the sentiment. I think the expression on this little hedgie says it all! Birthdays should always be an excuse to eat some cake! LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". I adhered Scrapbook.com - Brights Smooth Cardstock which was the same size as the base to the card using double-sided tape. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine die cutting machine, I die cut the cake background paper with Your Next Stamp Designer Pad - Birthday Boy and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch was then inked around all of the edges. I add some U-Line double-sided tape and popped it up onto the base card. Again, using my Empress die cutter, I die cut some golden yellow cardstock using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I added some U-Line double sided tape and added it to the patterned background. Waffle Flower - Nesting Square dies were used to die cut the smaller square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Die was used to die cut the circle from some Red cardstock.

The image and sentiment were stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic Markers. I added Stickles - Star Dust to the cupcake to make the layers sparkle. A 1.5" Circle punch was used to cut out the sentiment. U-Line double sided tape was added to the backs of the image and sentiment. I popped up the image onto the smaller square and the sentiment onto the red circle. I added another layer of U-Line double sided tape to the right side of the red circle and a little bit of glue to the left side and popped it up over top of the main image. To finish off the card, I added on some YNS Gumdrops - Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops and YNS Gumdrops - Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupcake Hedgie - TDG035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Eat Cake - FDG026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp Designer Pad - Birthday Boy (6" x 6"), Scrapbook.com - Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25" x 5.5")

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Waffle Flower - Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Stickles - Star Dust, YNS Gumdrops - Firefly Magic Sparkly Gumdrops, YNS Gumdrops - Sugar Rush Sparkly Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hedgehog: E53, E51, E50, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41, W4, R30, R20, R08, W4

Cupcake Wrapper: B29, B26, B24, B21

Cupcake: Y17, Y15, Y11, R46, R14, R08, G14, YG23, YG11, B26, B24, B21

Cherry: R89, R59, R39, R21

Ground: E34, E33, E3

Check out our new re-release of some fun images for our "Let's Celebrate Release"!

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.