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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Frappy Camper

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I was recently inspired by my teammate and friend, Katie, to create my own background. Check out her post here. So I grabbed the stamps that spoke to me and started to work!

For this project I actually started with the bookmark that Katie inspired me to create! I die cut it from the Trinity Stamps Narrow Card and Bookmark die set, inked it up with my Trinity Stamps Frappy Camper stamps and then added the banner and hole reinforcer to finish it off.

Then I set to work on the card by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Frappy Camper images and moved on to start building my scene. This time I die cut the card panel from the Narrow Card masked off the edges and used the Layered Birch stencils to create my ground and trees. Last, I added my images with liquid glue and then stamped my sentiment. 

For finishing touches on this card, I added white gel pen accents throughout and then a couple of touches of glossy accents on things like the awning to the trailer and the lid to the guy’s frapp!

I also added black glaze pen to the eyes. When all of that way dry, I added this panel to a 3×6 inch card base and tucked the cute bookmark inside. This will be a great gift to pop in the mail to one of my book loving friends!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Rainy Days are Best Spent…

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today, sharing this super bright and fun rainbow card featuring Rainy Days Together stamps and dies, along with some other fun products!

To create this sweet card, I started with that great rainbow striped background. I cut up strips of rainbow cardstock, added adhesive to my card base and and put them all in place. Then I took a white panel and die cut the largest Nested Heart die from it and popped the panel up with foam tape.

I stamped my images from Rainy Days Together, colored them and die cut them out. I used a combination of foam tape and tape runner to adhere all of my images down. Then I stamped my sentiment, die cut the word “together” and popped it up with foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents throughout and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen too. Then I grabbed a variety of jelly drop hearts and scattered them throughout. The colors I used are: Berry Blue, Peachy Keen, Double Bubble, Hint of Mint, Lemon Drop, and Blackberry Bliss.

I seriously can’t get enough of this sweet girl and those duckies!!!! They are just the cutest! Especially the fact that there is a mini umbrella for them to hold too! It’s too adorable! Don’t you think?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton's Nook Designs – February Release Day 4

Welcome to the final day of the Newton’s Nook Designs February release hop. I hope you’re loving everything and have your list ready for tomorrow when it all goes live in the shop! We’ve got 2 more stamps and a die set to share with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Hello Spring

Easter Lily

I’ve got two beautiful cards to share with you today featuring these final stamp sets. I hope you enjoy!

For the first card, I stamped the Hello Spring image on a piece of cardstock and colored it with my copics. Then I trimmed it down to fit behind the smallest frame in the Framework die set and mounted the frame with foam tape.

Then I took the largest scallop rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and cut some patterned paper with that. I wrapped some beautiful green ribbon around the panel and popped it up with foam tape on a kraft card base. Then I adhered the stamped panel to that and moved on to finishing touches.

This was such a simple card, I knew I wanted something to bring interest to the image so I got out my glossy accents that you all know I love but that wasn’t enough. So then I reached for my uber glittery Stickles and added that to the bunny’s tail and the flower. I think it adds just the right touch.

Now, for the gorgeous Easter Lily image.

After laying everything out to decide my design; I stamped, colored, die cut my image and set it aside to get everything else in order. I used the gingham stencil with a pigment ink that’s almost the same color purple as my cardstock and then die cut it with the largest in the Framework die set. This is when I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in the lower right corner of the design.

Next I cut a flag from the Frames & Flags die set and lined it up with the same Framework die and cut the end to match.

Now for assembly! I put foam tape on the back of the purple panel and wrapped some twine around it tying a bow. Then popped in on a white card base. Next I also popped the flag up with foam tape. And because I love dimension, I popped those beautiful flowers up as well.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the stamens on the flowers and adhered some pretty opalescent gems throughout the design.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards…the whole week’s cards for that matter! Thank you for stopping by!

Would you like to win the “Easter Lily” or the “Hello Spring” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook Designs – February Release Day 3

Hello everyone and thanks for joining me for day 3 of the Newton’s Nook February release hop! I hope you’ve been enjoying everything so far because we have more amazingness to share today!

Newton’s Rain Boots Stamps and Dies

I’m just loving these images and the punny sentiments have completely stolen my heart! They really do quack me up! 😉

Today’s card came together in my head the moment I saw this release. And I was so pleased when everything fit just how I had intended. It was a little bit of a process though. I started by using Thermoweb transfer gel on teal cardstock using the new Raindrops stencil and then I set it aside to dry while I colored my images from Newton’s Rain Boots.

I ran the stenciled panel through my laminator with teal decofoil and was sooooo happy with how it turned out! Then I proceeded to build my scene by die cutting a fence and grass from the land borders set. Then I used the rounded rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and popped it on a white scalloped rectangle using the same die set.

Some of the images are popped up with foam tape and some are adhered to the panel directly for a little extra dimension and interest. Then I stamped my sentiment on a flag from the Frames & Flags set and trimmed it down.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added glossy accents to all the beaks and feet, flower centers, Newton’s nose and the buckles on the boots.

And look at the shine you get from the decofoil on that awesome stenciled background! I am in love!!! Now to wait for someone to get sick so I can share it. LOL!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rain Boots”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook Designs – February Release Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook February release! Today we get to share a super fun baby themed stamps set with coordinating dies and a scene builder die set too!

Bitty Bibs Stamps and Dies

Sky Scene Builder Die Set

Today’s card share features both of these new fun sets in one card because I just thought they went together so well!

I started this card by stamping, coloring and die cutting all my bitty bibs and the lacy border they are mounted on. I intentionally made the bibs both girl and boy so that I have a card ready to go whenever the next person I know has a baby…no matter what. I love the images on all the bibs. They are so cute!

After the bibs were put together, I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Frames & Flags die set and adhered it to my card base. Then I popped the bibs up with foam tape and strung them up, like they’re on a clothes line.

Next, I die cut my sky scene builder pieces and colored them with copics and adhered them as well.

For fun finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to various parts on all the bibs. I love the little shine and interest this gives all of them. They are just so adorable!

Seriously, look at the cute polka dots with this whale! It’s just too cute! I also added glossy accents to the bows at the top of each bib too.

Finally, we finish the bibs off with the cutest Newton and his ball of yarn. I just love it! Next we move on to some shimmer in the sky.

I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the clouds and stars and then…believe it or not…I decided that I wanted a sentiment on the front of the card. So, bravely I got out my MISTI and positioned the Congratulations from the Bitty Bibs set and (holding my breath that I didn’t mess it all up) stamped it under the clouds. I think it turned out great and I’m really happy I took the chance.

Would you like to win the “Bitty Bibs” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook Designs – February Release Day 1

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to finally start sharing all the fun that is the Newton’s Nook Designs February release!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! ❤

Today we’re starting things off with 2 new stencils and a stamp and coordinating dies!

Raindrops Stencil and Petite Flowers Stencil

Hop Into Spring Stamps and Dies

These are both so much fun. Today’s card features the new Hop Into Spring set paired with the Petite Flowers stencil. I hope you enjoy it!

I decided I wanted this to be an Easter card so I chose the 2 images with eggs and then for a break, I chose the daffodil image for the center. I love them all! They really are just the sweetest! After I stamped, colored and die cut my images, I die cut all the elements for my card so I could get messy with that fun petite flowers stencil and some glitter glitz gel!

I popped the frame up on the card base and inlaid the stenciled squares inside once they were dry. Then added foam tape to my images so they would lay nicely over the raised frame.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the bunny noses, toe beans, Easter eggs and such for some interest and detail. I think the shine goes well with the glitter of the petite flowers.

Last, I stamped my sentiment on a speech bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set. I love the options this set gives! Then, I snagged a heart from the Puppy Playtime set, stamped, colored it and gave it a little glossy accents too before popping it up with foam tape.

These slimline cards are quickly becoming a favorite of mine…especially when I don’t like to choose which image to use from an adorable set like this.

Would you like to win the “Hop Into Spring” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, February 20th at 9pm EST to comment  — Winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 21st. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Trinity Stamps – Me + You Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! I know some people are so against this holiday but I really love sharing love so it’s fun for me! Today I’m sharing one last Valentine card that I made for someone extra special – my husband.

Those that know me, know I’m in love with those Trinity Stamps mice so I just had to use them today! I also pulled out some other new goodies from the latest release. Keep scrolling to check it all out!

I had the design in my head already so I jumped right in and started inking up my heart. I used the new Layered Heart stencil to ink up a heart in the middle of an A2 panel (salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks), then spritzed it with water. Then I die cut a heart the next size down from the Nested Hearts dies with an iridescent vellum. The stencil and die cut hearts are the exact same sizes so they work together seamlessly! It’s fabulous!

Next, I pulled out my Love and Stuff sentiments and stamped it on white cardstock. Then I went digging in my stash and found the PERFECT banner die in my Merry Christmas Senti-mini die set so I used it!

This is when I finally sat down to stamp and color my mice from Mouse House. The I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and I moved on to assembling this fun card!

I die cut my inked panel with the largest rectangle from the Newton’s Nook Framework die set and popped it up with foam tape. Then I attached my mouse and banner to the vellum heart so that I could hide my adhesive behind them to attach the heart to the inked panel. (Tricky, tricky.) 😉 Next I adhered the mouse hiding behind the heart and the one at the bottom of the card.

Finally I started on finishing touches. For this card I kept it simple and added black glaze pen to the eyes and noses of the mice so they shine just a bit and after that was dry I added a little white gel pen highlight to the eyes. Last I took some Sweet & Tart Heart Sprinkle embellishments and glued them around the card.

I just love how simple this card is but how much fun it is too! I hope he likes it tonight when I finally get to give it to him.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton's Nook – Be my Meow-entine?

Hello again! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made for my daughter for Valentine’s Day! She loves Newton as much as I do so it was a no-brainer to grab this cute Newton’s Valentine image and put something fun together for her.

I decided to make Newton laying among puffy pink clouds instead of on the ground this time. I thought it brought a bit of whimsy to the card design. I really like how it turned out.

I stamped my images from Newton’s Valentine, colored them and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next I moved on to the scene for my card.

To start that I used the Sky Border dies to cut 2 cloud borders and then inked them pink with my Trinity Stamps blending buddy. Then I cut an A2 panel and used the Bokeh Hearts stencil with a couple of different pink inks.

I glued the clouds to the stenciled panel and the used the largest rectangle in the Framework die set to cut it all at the same time so I knew it would line up. Then I used the same ink I blended on the clouds to stamp my sentiment in the upper left corner.

I adhered my flowers directly to the card and popped my Newton image up with foam tape.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout all the images and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the heart Newton is holding. Then I took glossy accents to the bird’s beak, Newton’s nose and toe beans, and the centers of all the flowers.

I felt like it still needed a little something so I pulled out my Cinnamon Red Hots jelly drop hearts from Trinity Stamps and added a couple to make my card feel complete.

Then very last, I popped my panel up with foam tape on a melon-colored card base.

I’m really happy with how this fun card turned out and think my daughter will be quite happy with it as well. I’m excited to give it to her.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Latte Love

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope the week is chugging along for you. I promise I can see the weekend in sight. 🙂

Today I’m stopping in with a fun and simple shaped card with a gift card holder inside. I used all Trinity Stamps products today – Coffee Mug Card dies, A Latte Love stamps, Layered Coffee Bean stnecil and Cinnamon Red Hots Jelly Drop Hearts.

This is a pretty simple card design but I love that it looks like there could really be a mug out there that looks just like this.

I die cut my coffee mug card and coffee for the top from 110 lb. cardstock so it’s good and sturdy. Then I used copics to color the coffee portion and glued it on. Next I grabbed my stamps, laid them out and inked them up. I colored the latte with copics and moved on to stenciling. I love that this stencil is 2 pieces so you can give the beans depth with dual colors if you want. Last, I added some jelly hearts scattered about.

I strategically placed the gift card holder portion on the inside left of the card to cover up the bleed-through that copics always have. It’s die cut from the same teal that I colored on the front.

This card is going to a fun little craft store in Colorado that is celebrating 25 years of business! I think that’s pretty impressive and definitely warrants a celebration!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me! Have a fabulous day!

Your Next Stamp – Let's Par-tea!

Welcome back everyone! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this soooo cute Hammie card!

I’ve been a bad girl shopping lately and picked up some new toys to play with. One of my mini sprees was at Your Next Stamp a few weeks ago where I picked up this fun Hammie – Coffee and Tea set. I just want to squish these guys. They’re so cute! 

Since I have issues making decisions, especially with new stamps, I used all the cute images from the set! And since it’s Valentine’s week I decided to go with a pink and red color palette for some extra fun! 

I stamped, colored and die cut my images and then switched over to the ink blended panel. For that I chose worn lipstick and abandoned coral distress inks. Then I splattered it with water and a little watered down black soot distress ink as well. Once it was dry I cut it down to 5.5×2.5 and popped it on my card base with foam tape.

I popped all my Hammies up with foam tape as well and then put my card in my MISTI to stamp the sentiment. I trimmed anything hanging off the edge and set to finish the last embellishing.

I added white gel pen accents to all of the images and gave each Hammie some glossy accents to their nose. Then I took some clay hearts from a special Creativation mix made by Trinity Stamps and scattered them about. I think this gives a perfect little love theme to the pink and red colors. Don’t you?

Are you giving Valentine’s out to anyone special this year?

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!