Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christmas Greetings

The Stampendous Design Team has been sharing their Embossing Paste Creations.

I didn't take any pictures of the process when I made this one but I think this is a great example of coloring your own paste.

All of the green paste on this Christmas Card was made with the Holly Flourish Stencil and Regular Embossing Paste.

Stampendous:SSC1233 Joyful Phrases Perfectly Clear Stamps™
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
DWLG731 Holly Flourish Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®Memento™ Ladybug Red Ink by Tsukineko®
Light Green & Phthalo Green Acrylic Paint by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc.
Red Rhinestones
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Mix acrylic paints with embossing paste on a craft mat to create green paste and then emboss the Holly Flourish on to a white cardstock panel.
  2. Add red rhinestones to the panel while the paste is still wet and then set aside to dry.
  3. Stamp sentiment on the lower left corner of the stenciled panel with red ink.
  4. Back the panel with a slightly larger red panel and then adhere to a green card base.
  5. Adhere rhinestones down the right side of the card.

You can see another card I made with colored embossing paste and some pics of the mixing HERE.

So...I hope this shows you how versatile the Regular embossing paste is.
You can just ad paint and create a rainbow of colors!

Check out more past inspiration on these blogs:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Piece of Cake and Candle

Did you see this fun die set that was released from The Stamps of Life?

I have a few fun cards to share with you today that I made with this new die set.

This first one I used the Sizzix Fancy Edge Flip it Card Die.

Here is the inside when you "flip it open".
The sentiments are from Candles4birthday.

For the second card I used the Happy Birthday Step Up Card die.
The Paper is also from the Wishes Patterned Paper pack.

I stuck with a simple A2 card for this last one.
The sentiment die cut is from Happy Birthday Step Up Card die set.
The paper is from the same paper pack!  It's full of terrific bright fun patterns!

Hope you enjoyed my cards today!
They were so fun to make,

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Worlds Best Father

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Are you still in love with all these amazing images from the new release?

I know I am!

Just love having so many amazing go to stamps for my "Man Cards"!
This is my latest creation using Bob Loves Grass.

The inside sentiment came from the Sentiment Set #3.
Perfect for Father's Day, a thank you card, or a birthday card!

I cut a piece of double sided Lawn Fawn Patterned paper with my Sizzix Square Stand Up Card Die.
The Clouds and Sun are Spellbinders Sunny Days Dies.

I colored the image with Copic Markers.

The grass was cut with my fiscars Grass Border punch.

Here's how the card looks when it is folded up and ready to mail.

This release is now available for purchase!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:

Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Monday, July 27, 2015

Daisy Mouse

This week the Stampendous team is focusing on using Embossing Paste.
This paste is perfect for using for Mixed Media projects.

Today I am going to show how I used the paste to create a beautiful background with stencils.This background was inspired by this little cutie, Potted Mouse.

To create this background:
Stencil the Black Eyed Susan Background onto white cardstock with Regular Embossing Paste.

Set aside to dry.

When dry, place the stencil back in place and sponge on color with chalk inks.

I use the Picasso Stencil to help cover spots that I don't want to get colored.

I used Olive Pastel Chalk ink for the leaves and stems and Yellow Citrus chalk ink on the flower petals.

I added Chestnut Roan to the center of the flowers.

Remove the stencil to reveal this amazing background!

Add the background to a brown card panel.
Tie brown ribbon around the panel and then add the colored image as shown.

HMM10 Potted Mouse

MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
LJ902 Black Eyed Susan Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Yellow Citrus, Dark Brown, & Olive Chalk Ink by Clearsnap®
Copic® Markers (Y15, Y08, Y02, G12, G14, G17, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E93)
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

I hope you enjoyed my project today!

For more Embossing Paste inspiration, check out these blogs:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Side Step Card

I've been having lots more fun playing with the July Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe'.

This month's kit is called Too Much Sun and it is full of bright, fun, papers, and embellishments. Just playing with all the brights papers and stickers makes me happy!

Here is my latest card...
A Side Step Card that features a big yummy ice cream cone from the kit stamp set and a fabulous sentiment from the add on stamp set, The Perfect Sentiment.

To make this card I cut an 11" x 8 1/2" panel of aqua cardstock in half to create a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" inch panel.  Then I used my  Scor-Buddy to score on the dotted lines.  I used my paper cutter to cut on the one solid line.  Then I folded my card to create the card base.

I adhered patterned paper from the Doodle Bug "Sun Kissed" paper pack to the card base using Scrap Happy Glue.

To create the sentiment panel I stamped the words with Memento Rose Bud and Bahama Blue dye ink.  I added a strip of Washi Tape from the kit to the top of the panel and then adhere it to a slightly larger pink panel with Scrap Happy Glue.

I created the awesome bow with the green ribbon from this months kit and my Bow it All.

Then I tied the bow on to the card and added the stickers.

The final touch was to stamp the ice cream cone on a die cut oval shape with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copic Markers.  Then I backed the panel with a scallop edge pink die cut oval and adhered it to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

That's all you need to do to create this fun side step card that anyone would be thrilled to receive!

I hope you enjoyed today's Creative Cafe' Kit card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: "Too Much Sun" Add on set, The Perfect Sentiment
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodle Bug "Sun Kissed" paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Rose Bud ink and Memento Bahama Blue ink,  Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Ribbon,  stickers, washi tape
Tools: Spellbinder's Dies, Scor-Buddy

Friday, July 24, 2015

Seasons Greetings

I have another Poinsettia card to share with you today.

I made this one with the new Jumbo Stamp set from Stampendous, Create a Poinsettia.

The Create a Poinsettia has a coordinating die set, Create a Poinsettia Die Set.

The die set allows you to quickly cut your poinsettia into several pieces so that you can create fabulous layers like I did on this card!

The die set also enables you to die cut the sentiment panel as well as a slightly larger frame.

For this card I stamped the poinsettia three times on watercolor paper and colored it with Spectrum Aqua Pens.  Then I die cut the flower and pieced it together on the card with 3D Foam squares.

I added the red  and gold rhinestones for the final touch.

I hope you've enjoyed all the poinsettia inspiration this week.

You'll find more on these blogs:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dreamweaver Poinsettia

It's Dreamweaver Thursday and today I have a quick and simple Christmas card to share with you!


  • Stencil the poinsettia stencil on white cardstock with regular embossing paste .
  • When paste is dry return the stencil over the flower and sponge red ink on it.
  • Adhere gold rhinestones to center of poinsettia.
  • Back panel with a slightly larger green panel and the adhere to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on a white die cut circle with red ink.
  • back panel with a die cut green panel and then adhere to card.

  • Stampendous:



    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    ColorBox® Lipstick Red Chalk Ink by Clearsnap®
    Classic Circle & Classic Scallop Circle Dies by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts
    Rhinestones by Recollections®
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™

    This would be a pretty easy card to mass produce if you need a bunch of Christmas cards!
    Stop by tomorrow for some more Poinsettia inspiration. check out more Poinsettia creations today, stop by these blogs:

    Thanks for stopping by here today!