Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee and You

Good morning everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, so grab your cuppa and settle in for some ultra cuteness to be shared!

I had an idea for a fun layout so my card came together a little backwards for my typical style. I started by arranging the dies from my MFT Stamps Stitched Arch STAX dies on my card to see how I could get them to fit. Once I liked it, I arranged my stamps to see if I could fill the windows how I wanted and it worked perfect! I sent the arch dies through my die cutter and then moved over to stamping and coloring like I usually do.

I wanted to play with the Coffee and You set from Reverse Confetti because I just got it a few weeks ago and hadn’t been able to play yet. So I stamped and colored my images with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, playing off the colors of my images, I inked up the arches that were die cut from my panel. I left the front panel white and stamped my sentiment on it.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the back of the white panel and then used it as a guide to adhere the inked arches to the card front. Once those were in place I removed the release paper and put the white panel in place. I added my images with a combination of foam squares a liquid glue to fill in my windows.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of coffee bean clay hearts from Trinity Stamps and some glossy accents to the elephant’s feet and mouse noses.

This is such a clean and simple card for me but I really love how sweet it turned out.

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

Trinity Stamps – Stencil Fun

Hi everyone! I wanted to pop in today to remind you that the new Trinity Stamps release is live and full to the brim with amazing goodies! I played with one of the new stencils yesterday – pumpkinhead layering – and had so much fun, I wanted to share my cards with you.

I had some extra squares from cutting stitched slimline windows on previous cards and thought it would be fun to stencil the new pumpkins on them. You can mix and match between the 2 different pumpkin sizes and a bundle of faces! I had a blast. I also used the slimline stripes stencil on the background panel for a little texture there too. Isn’t it so fun?

I happened to have 6 of those squares so I couldn’t just stop at 3, I used them all and created a second card as well! This time I used the slimline lots of dots stencil on the background and also tested out the new slimline quilted background die and stencil combo. It was SO COOL!!!

I hope you have an amazing weekend! Head to the Trinity shop and treat yourself!

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

Trinity Stamps – Thankful For You and Instagram Hop

Happy Thursday everyone! We’ve got some major fun happening over on the Trinity Stamps Instagram page today and tomorrow. We’re having a 2-day Instagram hop with chances to win each day.

Today I’m sharing another sneak of some fun products coming your way, available for purchase tomorrow!

What’s this I see??? Slimline stitched and solid strips! And another batch of those too cute gnomes! Sooo much fun to be had!

I just love this whole line of gnomes and was so happy to see more added to he mix. So fun and festive, these guys will be great all the way through November!

And those slimline strips are perfect for making sentiment banners too! Tons of versatility and fun to play with.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Head over to Instagram and hop along for some more inspiration and comment for chances to win.

Trinity Stamps – New Release Sneak Peak 2

Hey friends! I’m back today with another sneak peek of the Trinity Stamps release that goes live on Friday! It’s absolutely incredible and I’m over the moon in love with so much of it. I can’t wait for you all to see it and see what you create with it too!

I’m just batty for this card! It couldn’t have turned out more perfect and those that know me, know how much I love bats! I can’t wait for you to see the whole set. It’s amazing and so much fun!

For this card, I used the circles foundation stencils to keep my focal point on that sweet bat and then used the shine brighter stencil for some extra emphasis. I finished things off with a scattering of black eyed baubles embellishments and some glossy accents on the bat’s nose and eyes.

Don’t forget we’ll be having an Instagram hop tomorrow and Friday to celebrate the new release with chances to win each day.

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

Trinity Stamps – September Release Sneak Peek

Hey friends! What a better way to start the week off than with some super adorable and fun sneak peeks of the upcoming Trinity Stamps release!

We’re ending the week with 2 days of Instagram hops (Thursday and Friday) and the release going live on Friday. It’s super fun and full of all the great fall feels.

I’ve been in a heat embossing phase again so I did that with this cute bear and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on him for a watercolor look. Isn’t he the sweetest! And check out that super fun foliage background I heat embossed too! I

I just love these rich, deep fall colors. They make me soooo happy and ready for all things pumpkin and fall! So fun!

Is there anything you’re hoping to see in this release? I’ll be back with a couple more sneak peeks before you see it all on Friday so stay tuned!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Happy Fall, Y’all

Hey there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea once again and I’m sharing some super fun fall inspiration over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

I hadn’t played with my Trinity Stamps coffee mug die for a while so I pulled it out and started going through my stamps for inspiration and landed on this little set, Nutty Squirrel, from Trinity Stamps last fall that I just love.

I stamped out my nutty squirrel images and colored them with my copics, then I used the coordinating dies to cut it all out. I die cut my mug and used blending buddy brushes with some dye inks to ink up the bottom with brown and green and I rounded out the top with some brown shading too. I took the leaf images and stamped them in the background with light brown ink and started adhering my images with liquid glue.

I decorated the front and back of my coffee mug since I had enough images and thought it would be extra fun. After those were all adhered I stamped my sentiment above the branch on the front using my MISTI and this fun card is all done.

I am very ready for all things fall which made this card extra fun to create. I also added the extra layer to the inside of the mug that makes it a gift card holder so we can share a little pick-me-up with whoever the recipient ends up being.

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

Trinity Stamps – It’s Okay

Hi there! Thanks for stopping in today. I’m sharing a really fun card using a technique I’d never tried before with one of my embossing folders. I hope you enjoy it! Let’s go!

I started by stamping the image from Trinity Stamps It’s Okay, colored it with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. Then I took a kraft panel and my wood-grain embossing folder. I blotted brown ink on one side of the folder and ran it through my die cut machine to emboss it. It inked up the raised portion of the embossing and left this really cool look! I just love how it turned out! Don’t you?

I used my blending buddy brush and a light blue ink to give a little color to the edge of a white card base and then pulled out the cloud image from Hang On. I stamped and die cut a handful of those and glued them in place, trimming the excess off the edge. Then I trimmed the embossed panel to 3.5×5.5 inches and popped it up with foam tape. I wanted this to look like a tree in the park or maybe a telephone pole on the street with a message for anyone passing by.

For finishing touches I added a little glossy accents to the pushpin and the word “not” and some Stickles to the dashes for a little glimmer.

This card fits perfectly with the Trinity Stamps Crafty Troop Challenge. Have you checked it out this month yet? Be sure to grab your goodies and play along too! There’s always a gift certificate to the Trinity shop up for grabs!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Oh my word, y’all!!! I am over the moon in love with these new cute hippos from Miss Ink Stamps. They are just the cutest and so are all the little extra critters that come with them to set your scenes. I had way too much fun playing with these guys!

I knew I wanted a full scene so I stamped extra of everything from Hippo Hooray and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut and cut everything out. I pulled out the slimline scalloped die from Trinity Stamps and cut a white panel. I masked off outside of the stitching lines and inked up the center for a little muted water scene with distress oxides in tumbled glass and weathered wood. I spritzed the panel with water, and flicked pearl watercolor and weathered wood distress oxide ink as well.

Then I started arranging my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I stamped my sentiment with VersaFine onyx black ink. The seaweed and rocks are all adhered with liquid glue and the critters are all popped up with foam squares.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches for the whole design. I added white gel pen accents to various images first. Then, I took some Stickles and added it to random seaweed leaves and fish fins. Finally, I added glossy accents to parts of the hippos and turtle for a little extra shine and interest.

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

Trinity Stamps – Candy Raid

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Today, I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog with this fantastic Halloween themed card featuring some of my very favorite critters raiding the candy buckets for a sugar high!

I had the general idea in my head so I stamped out my critters from Mouse House and Bunny Burrow and colored them with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and moved on the the harvest buckets. I started with just one and quickly decided it would be fun to fill in the background with a couple more that they had already emptied. I used copics on colored cardstock to give the buckets a little dimension.

I die cut the largest slimline stitched panel and inked it up with ripe persimmon and dusty concord distress oxides. I spritzed it with water and pulled out my layered lakeside mountain stencil to add some clouds. I did this with texture paste. It gives such a fun dimension and look to the sky. Next I used the same stitched panel to create my ground. After inking it with gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxides I spritzed it with water and used the slimline scenic borders dies to cut the ground.

At this point I die cut bunches of candy pieces that come with the harvest bucket dies from white cardstock. Then I used my copics to add color to each of them. I arranged them how I wanted in the bucket, next to it and in the critter hands and used liquid glue to adhere them all in place.

Finally I moved on to assembling my card. I adhered the sky to a card base and the ground to that. Then I added the background pumpkin buckets with liquid glue and the one with the face with foam squares. The critters are all popped up with foam squares as well.

To finish things off I pulled out the sentiment for almost everything set and stamped the “Happy Halloween” sentiment on a banner from the 4-bar die set. I popped this up with foam squares too. The last finishing touches were black glaze pen to the critter eyes and noses and glossy accents to the noses that were colored in.

I really just can’t get enough of this cuteness! These critters are adorable and thinking about a little story of them raiding kids’ candy buckets on Halloween cracks me up!

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

Trinity Stamps – Hang in There

Hello everyone. Let’s hang in there together for just a bit longer, hoping life will go back to some sort of normalcy soon. In light of thinking about things like this over the weekend, I pulled out the Trinity Stamps Hang On stamps and created today’s card.

I stamped the images from Hang On and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it all out. I used liquid glue to adhere the hand over top of the rainbow and the clouds to the bottom of the rainbow sides.

I took an A2 panel and inked it up with distress oxides in peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon. I spritzed it with water, silver and gold watercolor and a little black acrylic paint. I left it to dry and then trimmed it down to 5.5×3.75 inches. I popped it up on a white card base with foam tape and adhered my images on that with foam squares.

I stamped my sentiment and also used the coordinating dies to cut it out and glued it below the popped up panel. I added a little gold striped washi tape for extra interest and just a bit of glossy accents to the girls lips, hair ties and shoes to finish things off.

I hope you’re doing well during the craziness of the world, staying safe and healthy.

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