Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!
May God bless you and your families on this Christmas day and for the year to come!!


We have a few cards to share today. Anyone having a White Christmas?

Lacey using Frozen Fun...


We hope you all are enjoying the holidays with family and friends!!
We look forward to returning in a few weeks with a new release and more challenges!!

In the mean time...
Merry Christmas!!

~From the High Hopes Dream Team

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Break - Anything Goes week 3

Hello High Hopes friends!

We are taking some time off for the Holidays 
therefore, our current Anything Goes Challenge is still open. 

In the mean time, some of the Dream Team are still creating and have some "Anything Goes" cards to share with you...


and using Follow the Stars...

Karen using Snowy Portrait...


and using Bearly Swooshin'...


(links left in comments on this post will be not counted -
 you must link your project on the Anything Goes Challenge post).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Break

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Click here for our current challenge

First off, we are going through a little change here at High Hopes...
Nothing major. Just a little name change. 
Karen felt that the Design Team is just too talented and too sweet to be called "Divas"! 
The team is not made up of "prima donnas" who have to get their way!! 

Therefore, effective immediately, the awesome and amazing High Hopes Design Team are now known as the High Hopes' Dream Team!! 
Yes. I think so!!

Ok, now on to the challenge...
The Anything Goes Challenge was supposed to end today and was going to be the last challenge of the year. However, we decided to keep the challenge open through the New Year so that anyone who wants to play along over the Holidays has a challenge to enter!! 

Just remember that you still need to use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenges.


And we will be back after the New Year with a new release, too!! :-)

In the mean time, we still have some inspiration for you from the fabulously talented 





Happy stamping!!

Enter the challenge here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Challenge 158: Anything High Hopes

 Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Thank you all for all who entered our challenge last week.

The winner of last week's Gift box/bag/cardholder is:
Congratulations, Allyssa! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address along with your choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp.

Here is her card...


Before we get to our challenge this week, we have to sadly announce that Tanya has decided to take an extended leave of absence to focus on her family.
We will welcome her with open arms when she is ready to return.
However, in the mean time, she will be dearly missed.

This week's challenge is:
Anything High Hopes Goes
Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

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
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

We have two Guests this week:

Lillian using Birdie's Friend Snowlady...


and Melanie using Three Pane Santa...


And now let's see that the Divas have for us this week..

Lynne using Drink Lemonade...

Aaemie using an oldie called Labor of Love...

Alex. has a few:
using Getting Spruced Up...

Anna using Nutcracker...

Lacey using Soccer Star...

Tina using Popcorn Kitty...



Now it's your turn.
The challenge runs through Monday, Dec 10th at 7pm EST 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Challenge 157: Gift Box/Bag or Gift Card Holder

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

We hope all of our US fans had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week.

The winner of last week's Non-Traditional Christmas Colors is:
Congratulations, Melanie-Jane! Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address along with your choice of 1 free High Hopes Stamp.
And let me know if you would like to be our guest on December 3rd.

Here is her card using Three Pane Santa...


This week's challenge is:
Gift Box, Gift Bag, or Gift Card Holder
Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes stamp to enter the challenge.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

One participant will win 1 Free High Hopes stamp.

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
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe

Our Guest this week is Dorothy using Gentle Guide Saying...


And now let's see that the Divas have for us this week..








Lacey using Soccer Star...


Tina using Baking Ginger...


Now it's your turn.
The challenge runs through Sunday, Dec 3rd at 7pm EST.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gift Box Tutorial by Aaemie

Hello High Hops fans!!

Click here for our current challenge

It is Tuesday Tutorial Time!!
The wonderful Aaemie has created a fun Gift Box Tutorial for you.
And here she is...


Hi everyone! Christmas is fast approaching so I thought a gift box would be a perfect tutorial. A nice little handmade gift can sometimes
be more special than a purchased gift, especially when filled with
chocolate treats. Have fun and enjoy!


-Start off with a 5″x 12″ thick double sided pattern paper(I used
paper from Authentique’s Peaceful collection)
-Score at 1″, 4″ (on the 5″ side)
-Turn paper and score at 1″, 5″, 6.5″, 10.5″ (on the 12" side)

(click on photos for larger view)



-Refer to the template and make cuts, tabs & folds at marked
areas.(This is by far the most complex part so take time here.)
-The sides of the top of the box will only have a 0.5 cm lip to create
the peek-a-boo effect.




-I used a spellbinders insert and edge dies to create the 2, 4 inch
long decorative edges with coordinating cardstock. (You can also use a
border punch.)



-Use adhesive on the top of the edge and place on ribbon, trim and
attach to the side of the box with scorepal tape. Repeat for the
other side.


-I used a spellbinders damask accents die to embellish the front lip
on the box, added a button and two small brads.(You may just add a
button)

Outside of Box
-I decorated the top of the box with flowers(using a fast drying
glue), rhinestones, a decorative brad and pearl pen. Then I used a
corner rounder and rounded the front lip on the box.

Inside of Box
-I coloured, fussy cut and placed my image and sentiment, which were
raised with foam squares. Finally fill your beautiful box with some
sweet treats!


I used the new Waddlin' By on the inside.

We hope you like our tutorial!!
If you use the tutorial, please let us know - we would love to see it!!