Hello everyone! I’m back with a quick New Year project featuring Miss Ink Stamps Punny Farm Pigs and Happy New Year sets and a couple of dies from Trinity Stamps.
My daughter loves having sparkling cider at the holidays so I thought it would be fun to make a bottle tag to decorate it while it sits on the counter tomorrow.
I stamped images from Punny Farm Pigs and colored them with my copic markers before using the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I used liquid glue to adhere all of the accessories on and set them aside to dry.
Next, I die cut a bottle tag from Trinity Stamps and stamped images from Happy New Year all over it in VersaMark ink. I heat embossed them in gold for that classic New Year decor vibe. Next, I die cut cheers from the bottle tag die set from white cardstock 4 times and black once. Then I cut the shadow from gold glitter cardstock and used liquid glue to adhere all the layers together. Last, I stamped and heat embossed Happy New Year in gold and trimmed it into as trip. For a little dimension and to help it stand out I inked the edges with white pigment ink. Then I added foam squares to my images and sentiment strip.
I adhered the cheers die with liquid glue, removed the release paper from the foam squares and popped everything in place.
For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the pig’s eyes and white gel pen highlights to all the images. Once the eyes were dry, I came back in with a little white gel pen highlight on those too.
Here’s a look at the tag hanging on the sparkling cider bottle. Isn’t it just the cutest!?! I think so and I’m excited to surprise my daughter with it tomorrow. She’ll love it too!
Hello everyone! The year is coming to a close and I can’t even believe it! It flew by but oddly drug on at the same time. This year was much harder for me than 2020 so I’m happy to see it go and ready to move forward with happy positive vibes!
Today I’m popping in with a super fun slimline card featuring all Trinity Stamps dies, stencils and stamps! So much cuteness!
I started by cutting all the elements for the Slimline Happy Snowman die and assembled them with liquid glue. I cut the scarf and hat band from light blue cardstock and inked them up with blue dye ink and my blending brush before adhering them in place.
Next, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide inks in chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch and wilted violet. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I used the Slimline Snowfall stencil – layer 1 is white pigment ink with my blending brush and layer 2 is iridescent glitz glitter gel and a stencil pal.
Once the panel was dry I die cut it with the largest Slimline Stitched Panel die. Then I cut 2 more scraps of white with the same stitched panel to create snow hills. I trimmed the top of each white scrap with the cloud border from the Slimline Scenic Borders die set. I like the bumpy look of snow drifts.
I inked the edges of the snow drifts with my blending brush and light teal ink. Then I stamped Happy New Year from the Holiday Tag Helper stamp set on the front one. Now it’s time to assemble everything!
I adhered the inked panel to a white slimline card base with liquid glue. Then I added the back snow drift the same way. I added foam tape to the snowman and used the front snow drift as a guide where to pop him in place. Then I carefully added foam tape to the front snow drift so that it didn’t interfere with the snowman and added it last.
Isn’t this just the cutest scene!?! I love it! I don’t normally send new year cards out but I ran out of Christmas cards and time to send them so I’m going to send a few out and have had fun creating them!
Hello fabulous friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I’ve pretty much made myself stop making Christmas cards at this point but I’m not letting go of all the cute winter and holiday images yet! So I switched gears to creating some thank you cards to use through the winter months instead. Today I’m sharing this sweet mini scene featuring stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps.
To create my card, I chose a circle die that would fit the image from Warm Winter Wishes and cut it out. Then I stamped the image and colored it with my copic markers. To set the scene, I used BG000 for some snow shading but dark blue ink and a blending brush to shade in the sky. Then I came in with white gel pen accents for falling snow and extra snow drifts on the ground.
Next I took a white panel and cut it down to 4×5.25 inches and adhered it to the Feed the Birds stencil. I spread gold glitter glitz gel through it and set the panel aside to dry. Once it was dry and I started layering things together, I didn’t like all the white so I inked it up with light brown ink and a blending brush for some contrast.
Next, I cut a banner from white cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Fall Bouquet stamp set. I added foam tape to the back of everything, layering on my scene and sentiment first so I could trim off anything hanging over the edge. Then I added the whole panel to a white card base.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to parts like the berries, ornaments and snowman eyes.
Isn’t this just a sweet little scene and so fun with the glittery background!?! I think it will be a perfect thank you card to send someone after Christmas!
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is going nicely. Are you all ready for Christmas? I usually am but I still have packages arriving through the weekend so I’ll be wrapping right up until the moment this year it seems. Oy!
Back to the reason I’m popping in today…crafting!!! I have a SUPER fun Christmas tag featuring stamps from Miss Ink Stamps and a tag die from Trinity Stamps. I wanted to make a coffee themed tag to play along with the Ellen Hutson 12 days of Christmas tags so I pulled out Java Joe’s…but how to turn it Christmassy?!? I started digging and wouldn’t you know that the accessories in the Ice Day stamp set fit perfectly!
This was just too fun to create! I stamped images from Ice Day and Java Joe’s and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and liquid glue to adhere everything together. I added foam squares to the back and moved on to my tag base.
I stamped the coffee shop, brick detail and a topiary on a kraft slimline tag with sepia VersaFine ink. Then I blended distress oxide ink on the tag – brown edges, red on the building and a little touch of green on the plant. I spritzed it with water and flicked watered down brown and red ink on the tag. Next I snagged some snowflakes from Snow One Like You and stamped them in the background with white pigment ink.
Next, I removed the release paper from the foam squares and popped my images in place. I stamped a sentiment from Holly Jolly in the same brown ink and trimmed it into a strip before popping it up with a foam strip.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the package bow, candy cane and coffee cup lid. Then I added unicorn Stickles to Joe’s Santa hat and black glaze pen to his eyes.
For stability and a clean surface to write on, I die cut another tag from white cardstock and adhered them together before threading my ribbon through the hole and tying it up.
I am SO EXCITED about how this fun tag turned out! I hope you liked it too!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog sharing a slimline card featuring a new cover plate and my favorite alphabet dies of all time!
To create my card, I just die cut the Slimline Hanging Ornament Panel die from white cardstock. I kept all the pieces so that I could color the ornaments with my copic markers. Then I cut the hanger piece of the ornaments from silver foil cardstock and started coloring.
Here’s a look at all the pieces and the copic colors I used on the ornaments. After they were colored I added foam squares to the back of each one and used liquid glue to adhere the silver toppers to them too. Then I adhered the main panel to a white slimline card base and popped each ornament in its place.
I threaded some silver cord from my stash through each one and glued the ends to the edge of the card. After the glue was dry I trimmed off any excess and added white gel pen highlights to each ornament.
For my sentiment I die cut MERRY from the marshmallow alphabet die set in white glitter and black cardstock. I glued the layers together and adhered them to the card front with a combination of foam strips and liquid glue. Then I went digging in my stash for a “Christmas” stamp and found this perfect one in the Tree Rex stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed it, cut it into a strip and popped it up with a foam strip.
Isn’t this card just so much fun!?! I’m so happy with how it turned out and had a blast creating it. I hope you enjoyed it too!
Hello everyone. Today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the Christmas Tree Cut Out die from Trinity Stamps. This is such a fun die cut and has endless possibilities for different looks. Today I’ve got two to share with you.
Today I took 2 white cardstock panels measuring 4×5.25 inches and cut the tree from the center of them. I discarded the pieces it cut out but you could totally save them for another set of cards too! Bonus!
For my first card, I cut 3 pieces of glitter cardstock to fit behind the openings. (Tip: When you don’t have the right color glitter cardstock but you have white glitter, just use a copic marker to color it. I used E35 for the trunk.) I added foam tape to the back of my Christmas tree cutout panel and positioned the glitter cardstock so the right colors were only showing in their respective openings. Then I glued the whole thing to a white card base.
I pulled out the new Simply Sentimental Happy stamps and dies to make my sentiment and glued it in place with liquid glue.
Totally clean and simple but so visually fabulous with all that glitter! Don’t you think!?!
For my second card I went monotone behind the cutout with distress oxide ink blended on a white panel. I blended evergreen bough and lucky clover today. I spritzed the panel with water and flicked gold watercolor on it too. Then I decided to also splatter the gold watercolor on my Christmas Tree cutout panel too.
I adhered these panels together the same way I did the others – with foam tape and then liquid glue to a white card base. Last, I die cut the Scripty Christmas shadow from vellum and words from red cardstock and adhered them together. Then I adhered them to the front of the tree cutout.
Like I said before, there are tons of ways to use this single die to get different looks. You could even make it a really cool shaker or inlay patterned paper on a single layer card! That would be gorgeous! See, I’m getting extra ideas just writing this blog post!
Hello there! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am over on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing this simple set of holiday tags that I created with the new Holiday Tag die set. I just adore the look of this tag and the fact that you can use the holiday accents or not, so it’s great all year long!
To create this set of tags, I inked up a strip of cardstock just wider than the ornament with distress oxide inks in aged mahogany and candied apple. Then I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Next, I cut the ball part of the ornament from it three times. I took a small strip of gold foil cardstock and cut the topper portion three times next. While I had the foiled cardstock out I also cut the JOY letters from it. Finally, I cut the whole ornament from white cardstock and just kept the frame.
Next, I cut the main tag shape three times from white cardstock. I used my blending buddy brush to add some light teal dye ink as a shadow behind where the ornaments will be adhered. For some added interest I took a darker shade of teal ink, smooshed it on my glass mat, sprayed it with water and flicked it on the tags with a paintbrush.
Next, I used liquid glue and adhered my ornaments to each tag, then added the foiled JOY letters on top of each one. I finished things off by threading white satin ribbon through the hole and tied it with gold thread from my stash.
Aren’t these tags just beautiful?!? They will be the perfect accent to a Christmas gift bag or treat this season. I’m really excited to start putting things together and giving all of these creations out!
Happy Monday my friends! I’m super excited that it’s Thanksgiving week! We love Thanksgiving at our house. Getting together to hang out, play games, chat and eat good food! Seriously, what gets better…other than crafting? Haha!
Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with this set of adorably fun deco foil thankful cards to share!
This ended up being one of those projects where I was having fun and just couldn’t stop so I ended up with 6 fun turkeys and that turned into 6 thankful cards. Not a bad problem to have though. I am excited to write in each one and give them out this week.
For all the details on how I made these, head over to the Thermoweb blog where I share a photo tutorial from start to finish and have links to all the products used too!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!
Happy Thursday everyone! I’m back with a little caffeinated inspiration from Miss Ink Stamps today! I had a little fun with one of my favorite gnome sets – Big Mugs and a new stencil – Lava Lamp. I also wanted to change things up a bit so I decided on a circular card today too!
I stamped my gnome out and colored him with copic markers before cutting him out with my scan-n-cut. Then I inked up a brown panel with the lava lamp stencil and white pigment ink using my blending buddy brush. I die cut the panel with an embossed edge circle from Trinity Stamps. Then I cut the next size up circle from kraft cardstock.
I created a white card base with the same circular die and adhered the kraft circle with liquid glue, then popped the stenciled circle up with foam tape. I felt like the gnome needed something behind him so I cut a smaller circle from vellum.
To hide my adhesive, I attached the gnome to the vellum with foam squares and hid tape runner on the back of the vellum behind the gnome only.
Last, I stamped a sentiment on a banner from Newton’s Nook Banner Trio set and popped it up with foam squares under the gnome’s feet.
For finishing touches I added some brown clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix and gave the image some white gel pen highlights.
Tomorrow is the last day to play along with the Coffee Lovers Fall | Winter Hop. Have you played along yet? I’m entering this cutie for sure!
Oh my goodness my friends! I am BEYOND excited to share Trinity Stamps new release with you! Today I have 5 projects featuring the new pillow box die set and other products too! Here’s a peek at a couple of them and then we’ll take a look at each one on its own.
These first 3 that I’m sharing are like the Thermoweb trifecta! We’ve got flocked roses, glitzed snow and foiled coffee beans! How could you go wrong?!? Aren’t they fantastic!?! I love them all! Let’s look at some more, shall we?
For this beauty, I foiled the big cut and foil snowflake and layered it on dark blue cardstock. Then foiled the cut and foil joy with the same silver foil on the same dark blue cardstock and adhered them with foam squares. I inked up the pillow box with the polka dot stencil and tied it with a fat red ribbon. Isn’t it stunning?!?
For this fun, lovey feeling box, I used the heart in the set to cut out a window and lined the inside with recycled packaging. I cut 2 additional hearts – one from white glitter cardstock and the second from plain white and used the new Holiday Tag Helper stamps to add a to and from.
Heading back to the trifecta at the beginning, I cut the pillow box for this one from green cardstock and inked one layer of the snowfall stencil with white pigment ink. Then I spread gold glitz glitter gel through the second layer and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting I cut 2 stars using the die in the set and adhered them together. Then I stamped another sentiment in the Holiday Tag Helpers stamp set and cut it out with the stitched banner from the Slimline Scalloped Card Panels and Banners die set. After assembling my box, I tied it lengthwise with white ribbon and adhered the star to that with foam squares.
For this sweet box, I inked up the leaf layer of the Bed of Roses stencil with green dye ink and then spread transfer gel blanco through the flower layer. Once it was dry, I ran it though my laminator with ruby red deco foil flock. I assembled the box, wrapped it with green baker’s twine and hid the twine connection with a white bow using the Bunch of Bows die set.
Last, but not least, I cut a teal pillow box and inked up the coffee bean stencil with brown ink for one layer and transfer gel for the second. After that was dry I ran it through my laminator with bronze deco foil for a fantastic shiny caffeinated treat box! Then I cut the coffee cup tag from the pillow box die set twice – one for a decoration with all the details and the second with another to and from included in the Holiday Tag Helper stamps.
Now, before I go and leave you to your fabulous Thursday. I have a couple of helpful hints if you’re interested in creating wonderful gift boxes this holiday season.
Starting in the top left and going clockwise, this is the process I found most helpful. And, honestly, the biggest part of this simple step-by-step is the way you add your adhesive to the tab that closes your box. Taking completely from one edge to another is very helpful in keeping the box closed when it’s got something inside, possibly pushing at the seam.
Next is simply a preference thing. I made this red box very first cutting the dies apart straight out of my package. When I folded it I though, darn it! So, here I am sharing in case you like to hide the closure of the box too. I make a point now to decorate the side with no finger notches as if it’s going to be the front of my box. The stenciling may go all the way around but my tag and such go on that side.
I hope those help you out a little and you have a total blast creating this fun boxes!
Now, that you’ve stuck with me through this huge post, which I appreciate more than you know! You can head to the Trinity Stamps shop and snag some new goodies HERE or you can head to Instagram and hop along for even more inspiration HERE.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!