Trinity Stamps – You Are Amazing

Hello friends! We’re having another bit of snow this morning so I wanted to pop in and share some rainbows and happiness with you. My daughter and I are dreaming of summer and sunny days so this card definitely comes from that mind set.

I used the new Trinity Stamps Ray Bow die set to create a fun see through front card. I started by cutting the rainbow rays from white cardstock and used blending brushes to add color to each one. Then I took a top fold A2 size card and used the cloud border die in the set to cut the front short. Using the rest of the card front, I cut another matching cloud strip, plus a second set for the bottom too.

I chose my sentiment from the Simply Sentimental – You stamp and die set. I stamped and cut the banner for the second part of the sentiment and die cut “you” from black and silver glitter cardstock. Now to assemble everything.

I glued the rays to the back of the short flap on the card front and then glued the second layer of clouds behind that. It keeps everything more secure and looks nicer on the inside too. Following the rays to the bottom I glued another set of matching cloud borders to that end as well. Next, I used foam squares and strips to add the sentiment to the rays.

After using the excess from the front panel to cut those extra strips of clouds, I ended up with a scrap that had different cloud formations on each side. I used that as a stencil to ink light cloud borders all the way down the inside of the card. Then I added a sentiment from Newton’s Nook on the inside.

Products used today:
Ray Bow dies
Simply Sentimental – You stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Uplifting Wishes stamps
Blending brushes
Liquid glue

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Trinity Stamps – New Release Day

Hey crafty friends! It’s release day for Trinity Stamps and I had the pleasure of playing with some of these goodies early. They are so fun to create with. I have a card and a pillow box to share with you today and will be back soon with even more!

For my card today, I inked up the awesome Checkered Background: Hearts stencil layers on a melon cardstock. I faded the inking as I went down the panel just a bit. I feel like that detail shows up much better in person than in photos.

I kept the two cutting dies in the Dainty Heart Die and Foil set together to cut out a beautiful frame. I added foam strips to that and popped it up on the stenciled panel. Then I stamped Happy Valentine’s Day from Sucker For You and used the coordinating die to cut it out before popping it up with a foam strip as well.

I adhered the panel to a white card base and my card is all finished. I love how simple but pretty this card turned out. If you wanted to step it up a bit you could add a scattering of glitzy embellishments across the design or turn that heart frame into a shaker too! Lots of fun options!

Next, I pulled out my very favorite Pillow Box dies to create a treat box for Valentine’s Day and paired it with the fun Sucker For You stamps and dies.

I started by stamping and coloring the image from Sucker For You and used the coordinating die to cut it out. After it was cut out, I thought it would be fun to turn it into a shaker. To do that, I chose a circle die and cut out the face. Then I die cut another full image from acetate and glued it to the back. I stamped and colored just the face on a second image and cut that out too. To assemble it all, I added foam strips and squares to the back of the acetate layer, added some sprinkles and sealed it up with the second die cut image.

Next, I die cut the pillow box from teal cardstock and inked it up with the Heartburst stencils. I added adhesive tape and sealed the box up before tying twine around it and adding the shaker sucker with foam squares.

Be sure to take a moment and go check out the whole new release. It’s got great things for Valentine’s Day, New Year and Chinese New Year, plus more!

Products used today:
Sucker For You stamps and dies
Dainty Heart Die and Foil set
Pillow Box die set
Checkered Background: Hearts stencils
Heartburst stencils
Cupcake Sprinkles embellishments
Foam strips and squares
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch

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Miss Ink Stamps – Ghostly Greetings

Happy Thursday everyone! I have another adorable card featuring the super fun ghosts from Miss Ink Stamps – Boo Sheet! I love this set so much! These ghosts are fun to create with in a million different ways. Today I used them to create a patterned paper background on my card. So easy and really fun!

I just used the different ghost images all over an A2 panel, stamping in light gray ink, masking the ones with hands and giving each one something different to hold just for fun. Then I stamped and heat embossed the large BOO from Halloween Sentiments in orange. It practically glows, it’s so bright!

Next, I used the frame die in Trinity Stamps’ 4-Bar Card die set to cut out of the center of the panel. Then I cut that same frame 4 more times from white, black, green and orange cardstocks. Now, we layer everything together on a white card base.

I started with the outside frame, using liquid glue to adhere it down. Then I added the plain white frame and finally the center ghost panel. Then I started stacking the other frame die cuts on top of the white one. Next, I added orange, then black, green and finally the original stamped and heat embossed one. It’s a fun way to add a little color and also step up an otherwise simple card design.

To finish this card off, I stamped and heat embossed a smaller sentiment from Halloween Sentiments and cut it with a banner in the same 4-Bar Card die set, popping it up with a foam strip. Then I glued Champagne Stardust glitter in all of the openings between the ghosts. This is one of my favorite glitter packs ever! I love it!

Products used today:
Boo Sheet stamps
Halloween Sentiments stamps
Champagne Stardust glitter
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Pink & Main magic anti-static brush, embossing ink and orange embossing powder
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam strips

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Trinity Stamps – Trick RAWR Treat

Happy Friday my friends! I’m so glad you’re here. Thanks for stopping by. Today I’m sharing a fun card using stamps, dies and stencils from the Trinity Stamps Autumn Gathering release. They did just have a new release this week (those goodies are on their way to me now) so be sure to check it all out for fall and winter crafting goodness! Click HERE to get to their store.

For my card today, I really wanted to play with the Moon Layers stencil so that’s where I started. I just used dye inks from my stash in light gray and yellow, with a little purple for the bottom part of the panel. Then I took a 4×5.25 inch piece of black cardstock and used the Haunted House Cutout die on the upper middle of the panel.

I stamped and colored that cute dino from Spookysaurus with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut him and the sentiments out. Now it’s time to assemble all the layers together.

I glued the haunted house panel to the moon panel with liquid glue and colored in the openings with copic markers. I popped that panel up on a piece of purple dot texture cardstock from my stash with foam tape. Then I added the dino and sentiments with foam squares for that extra dimension.

For finishing touches, I stamped the emphasis marks on the black panel and heat embossed them white to make that RAWR stand out more. Then I added black glaze pen to the dino’s eyes and glossy accents to his sucker and pumpkin bucket.

I love this so much! I have a fun shaker card planned for the haunted house die next. And maybe a sweet tag for a treat bag with that dino. He was really fun to color. Are you still making Halloween projects?

Products used:
Spookysaurus stamps and dies
Haunted House Cutout die
Moon Layers stencil
Foam tape and squares
Glossy accents

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Trinity Stamps – Mini Watercolor Frame & Fold Cards

Hello everyone! I’m excited to share a fun trio of cards that I made for my daughter when she was away at dance camp last week. I absolutely love the Trinity Stamps Love Dani line of 3×4 stamps and think they are so fun to watercolor. When the most recent additions release, I just had to have them and couldn’t wait to play!

To create these cards, I die cut the mini card that is part of the Slimline Frame & Fold die set from Trinity Stamps. It gives you this really fun 3×4 miniature card. I cut mine from Bristol Smooth cardstock because I knew I was going to heat emboss and watercolor my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

These were so much fun to color and experiment with. I also love that the Zigs don’t bleed through so I didn’t need an extra layer of cardstock to hide anything.

As I said earlier, these cards were for my daughter. She went away to a 4-day dance camp and I thought it would be fun to stash some happy thoughts in her suitcase. After I watercolored each card and let it dry, my husband and I each wrote different messages inside each card so she could open them each day.

Then, I used my WeRMemory Keepers envelope punch board to create coordinating envelopes that went with the colors on each card. I used some fun washi tape to seal each one and tied them together with baker’s twine.

This was silly and so much fun to create! These cards are also perfect for holding a gift card if you wanted to do that too!

Products used today:
Slimline Frame and Fold dies
Rooting For You stamps
Easy Peasy stamps
One in a Melon stamps
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Embossing powder – licorice
Magic Anti-static Brush

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Trinity Stamps – Happy Independence Day Cupcake Card

Happy Independence Day to all of my USA friends! Today I’m guest designing on the Trinity Stamps blog and couldn’t resist using the new Cupcake Card die set to create a really fun 4th of July themed card to share! Creating this card just reminded me how fun it is to take things typically meant for something specific and twisting things like color schemes and sentiments to broaden their use.

To start today’s project, I pulled out the dies from the set I intended to use and cut everything from white heavy weight cardstock. I folded the card base on the score line and set it aside to add color to my pieces.

Here’s a quick and easy photo to show you the colors I used for all the pieces. It’s really simple when you break it down. I inked up the cupcake liner with distress oxide in blueprint sketch and salty ocean. Then I added it and the frosting piece to my splatter box and flicked watered down ink in both blues to both pieces. I removed the liner paper and flicked some candied apple on the frosting to bring that classic red into the mix. I set those aside to dry while I colored the remaining pieces with copic markers.

Next, I pulled out the Simply Sentimental – Happy stamps and dies out to work on my sentiment. I cut the shadow from vellum and the word “happy” from white cardstock 4 times and adhered them all together with liquid glue. Then I stamped “Independence Day” from the stamp set in black ink and used the smallest Embossed Edge Rectangle die to create a sentiment strip.

To assemble all my pieces, I used liquid glue starting with the cupcake liner piece first, then the cupcake and finally the frosting and cherry. I added “happy” with liquid glue and popped the sentiment strip up with foam tape.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the cherry and one Jelly Drop Heart embellishment below the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and find some inspiration to create something fun to share with someone.

Products used today:
Cupcake Card dies
Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Simply Sentimental – Happy stamps and dies
Jelly Drop Hearts – red
Foam tape
Bearly Art liquid glue
Distress Oxide Ink – blueprint sketch, salty ocean, candied apple
Glossy accents

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

Trinity Stamps – We Wish You a Yappy Birthday

Welcome everyone! I’m super excited to be celebrating, once again, with Trinity Stamps for their birthday release that went live a couple weeks ago. It’s packed full of so many amazing products and today I have a slimline card featuring one of the new stamp sets – Puppy Party.

The main image in the set is perfectly sized for a slimline card, which is what I created but I found another fun way to string those pups along. Let’s get started.

I started my card by stamping and heat embossing images from the set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen to watercolor them. Once they were dry, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then the real fun started.

I cut a slimline panel measuring 8.5×3.5 inches and pulled out some distress oxide inks – abandoned coral and dried marigold. I love them together so much! I think they might be one of my favorite combos. I inked up the panel with some stripes because I wanted shading below my pups on the card.

I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry. Then I splattered pearl watercolor all over it and black acrylic paint too. A fun way to save a step and add more shimmer – I don’t rinse my watercolor brush between the pearl and black paint so the black gets a little metallic shimmer in it too. If you don’t like that look, just rinse your brush and start fresh.

Next, I cut my puppy line into thirds and arranged everything on my card front so I could adhered things where I want them. Everything is adhered with foam squares and then the whole panel is popped onto a card base with liquid glue. Once that was dry, I used my scissors to trim anything hanging over the edge.

I think this card is so fun and love how the line of dogs just keeps going and going and going. It kind of cracks me up a little. Not to mention the fantastic punny sentiments in the set too! They’re all great!

I truly hope you enjoyed today’s project and found some inspiration to create something wonderful to share with someone.

Products used today:
Puppy Party stamps and dies
Distress Oxide Ink – abandoned coral and dried marigold
Foam squares

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

Trinity Stamps – Sweet Summer Celebration Release Hop

Hey friends! I’m so happy to be celebrating with Trinity Stamps for their Sweet Summer Celebration release! Today we have a blog hop for inspiration and chances to win. I have two cards to share with you today and will be back in the coming weeks with more!

First up, I have a super fun birthday slimline featuring the new Birthday Shark stamps and dies along with a couple of previously release stencil sets for fun!

I started my card by stamping and coloring that adorable shark with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out, along with stamping and cutting a sentiment too. I love that these dies cut the coordinating sentiments from the set! It’s my favorite!

For the background panel, I took a piece of white cardstock and used dye inks with the Waving Hello stencil in teal and blue inks. Then I layered the Layered Balloons stencils over that using distress oxide inks because they are pigment and will sit on top of the other ink, rather than blending together. I thought it helped set the scene a bit more.

Next, I took the fish in the set and used a gray dye ink to stamp them in the background before popping my shark and sentiment up with foam squares. Before adhering this to a card panel, I trimmed it down to about 8×3.5 inches and added some washi tape to the right edge of the card base. I used liquid glue to adhere the panel and moved on to finishing touches.

There’s a lot going on in this fun scene, so I just added glossy accents to the shark’s balloon and unicorn Stickles to his party hat and gift.

Isn’t this just adorable and so much fun! I can hardly wait to give this one away! It’s going to be such a hit.

Now, for my second card, I have a fun interactive, light-up card featuring the Little Light stamps and dies and a soft watercolor background.

I stamped and colored the main image with my copic markers and cut it out. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on black and used a coordinating die to cut that out too. Then I started playing with some watercolors to create a simple background.

Once those were dry, I used an Embossed Edge Rectangle die to cut the watercolor panel down and started deciding where to position my light behind it.

I traced the inside of the die I used onto a piece of orange cardstock the size of my card front and set my EZ Light on it about where I thought it would go. I laid the watercolor panel on top and the fish image on that. Nothing is glued down! I pressed where the button was to make sure the light was shining in the correct area and carefully removed the panel so I could trace the light location. This might sound complicated but it’s super easy.

I used tear tape to adhere the light in place and then covered the panel with double thick foam inside the pencil line. Remember, I traced the inside of the die so this line won’t show at all and you don’t have to worry about erasing it. Next, I removed the release paper and adhered the watercolor panel on top.

I stamped “press here” in a blue ink close to the watercolor background, cut it out and glued it in place with liquid glue. Then I added the fish and sentiment with foam squares for some dimension and interest.

Ready to see this fun card all lit up?!? Drum roll please….

Isn’t it so much fun?!? I love it and had so much fun creating it.

Products used on today’s cards:
Birthday Shark stamps and dies
Slimline Layered Balloons stencils
Waving Hello stencils
Little Light stamps and dies
Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack dies
Foam tape
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
LH Colors watercolor palette
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Bearly Arts liquid glue

Remember, this is a blog hop for the release. There are two $50 gift cards to the Trinity Stamps shop up for grabs. Comment here, hop along and comment on all of the other posts to up your chances of winning. The hop ends June 15 at 11:59 PDT. Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog.

Next in line for the hop is the incredible and amazing Katie Brooks!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thermoweb Spotlight

Hey friends! Thermoweb is a super sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Spring | Summer Hop and on the blog today they are giving away an extra prize to a lucky commenter! Since they were so generous to offer this prize, I wanted to highlight their fabulous products with a project to share with you.

For my card, I pulled out a gorgeous toner card front and the mystic rainbow Deco Foil transfer sheets. I heated up my laminator and ran it through. It was totally gorgeous but there is a lot of white space on the design I chose, so I took the negative foil that was left over and ran that through with a toner sheet giving me this deep, gorgeous design to work with! Bonus! I still have the foiled toner card front to make another card with later on!

The left is what I started with and the right is the negative on a toner sheet. Isn’t that the coolest! And that left zero waste for my beautiful foil too!

Then to keep my card moving along, I cut the panel down with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and then cut the Cafe Cup Cutout from the upper center of that. I decided to add white steam bits instead of the foiled pieces so I used a scrap to cut those pieces and set them aside.

I took an A2 panel and used the window as a guide where to ink up a light teal shadow in the opening. Once that was set I glued down the steam bits with Ultra Bond liquid glue pen and added Thermoweb foam tape to the back of the foiled panel. I removed the release paper and adhered the two together. For my sentiment I used the Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee die set to cut the word coffee from tuscan gold Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet. I stamped and heat embossed “you make me smile” and cut it out with a stitched banner. The flock coffee sentiment is added with liquid glue and the banner is popped up with foam squares.

I added the panel to a white card base with liquid glue and my card is all finished for today. Here’s a look at it tilted in the light so you can really see how that gorgeous foil stands out. It’s so striking!

Products used:
Thermoweb Toner Card Front by Unity – Wild Garden
Thermoweb Toner Sheet
Thermoweb Ultra Bond glue pen
Thermoweb Foam tape and squares
Thermoweb Deco Foil – mystic rainbow
Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock – tuscan gold
Thermoweb Craft & Carrier Sheets
Trinity Stamps Cafe Cup Cutout die
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners
Trinity Stamps Cut and Foil Coffee dies
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps Supporting Script Sentiments stamps
Pink & Main Embossing Ink
Pink & Main Embossing Powder
Pink & Main Powder Tool

Remember to head to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and comment there for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Thermoweb shop!

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

Trinity Stamps – Birthday Trio | Release Day

YIPPEE!!! It’s time for another fantastic release from Trinity Stamps! I was fortunate enough to be gifted this sweet rainbow snail stamp and die set early and be able to share some cute projects with you today! I have two cards and a pillow box – all birthday themed – with this adorable rainbow snail.

I had so much fun creating with this stamp set that I made all three of these snails straight away and then decided what to do with them later on! I created a jig to help mass stamping this guy, which is so helpful and really simple too.

I took a scrap of cardstock and die cut the main image from the center of it. I used white so I actually used this cut out but you wouldn’t have to, you mainly want the negative space left over. I placed the negative in my MISTI and held it down with magnets. I started with the body stamp first, lining it up in the space so it was even all around, used the lid of the MISTI to pick it up and placed my die cut in the space. I inked up the stamp and stamped it down. With this jig in place, you can add your same image and double-stamp if you need to and it will be in the same place, or you can place another blank cutout in the opening and keep creating bunches of snails at a time. I just wiped the stamp off between each color and did the same part of the image on all the die cuts before moving on to the next one.

With my snails created, I glued the hats on each one and started playing with designs. Originally I thought I would put all 3 on a slimline card but didn’t love it so I scrapped that idea and went to my stash for inspiration.

For this card, I cut 3 balloons from the Bunch of Balloons die set and tied thread to each one leaving it extra long because I wanted to make sure it was long enough to extend the whole card length. I inked blended blue and teal on a white panel for my background but thought it was a little plain.

To make things more fun, I created a shaker instead of just an ink blended background. For that I die cut a white panel with the largest slimline stitched panel and then cut the middle out with a slimline dainty scallop die to create a wide frame. I lined it with acetate and then foam tape around the edge.

I poured some shaker bits in the center and sealed it up. I added the shake mechanism to a white card base and then added my snail and balloons with foam squares. I hid the end of the thread behind the snail and secured them in place with the foam squares. The sentiment in the set has a coordinating die so I added it to a balloon with foam squares as well.

With my second snail, I really wanted to create a little scene so I pulled out the Rainbow Funshine dies to cut the rainbow, clouds and sun. For the grass I used a slimline great outdoors border die.

I adhered the elements of my rainbow with liquid glue, blended some blue ink for my sky and green ink for my grass panel. I splattered the sky and grass for some fun texture and started adhering everything together.

The rainbow and grass are adhered the the sky panel with liquid glue. Then The snail and sun are popped up with foam squares. I was playing around with placement for the sentiment and absolutely love how it looks on the sun. Then I found the little heart die in the Rainbow Funshine set and cut one from the same cardstock as the rainbow and added it for a sweet touch too!

For finishing touches on this card, I did pull out the glossy accents and unicorn Stickles. I added glossy accents to the tops of the snails little antennae and his party hat, then I went ahead and put some on the heart too. For just a dab of sparkle I added the Stickles to the top of the party hat.

For my final project I pulled out my favorite pillow box dies and created a pink box base. I used the candle half of the cake and candles slimline stencil to decorate it. With the stencil in place, I took the dotted layer from the rainbow snail and stamped some texture in each candle for fun too.

I removed the stencil and adhered my box together. I adhered the sentiment to the edge of my snail with liquid glue and added foam squares to the bottom half of him. I tied some twine around the box and added the snail over the top. The snail keeps the twine in place so the bow can be untied and retied easily.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the candle flames, the cheeks on my snail and also his hat.

I know this was a super long post and I truly appreciate you sticking with me to the end. Click HERE to check out the Trinity Stamps new release.

Products used today:
Rainbow Snail stamps and dies
Slimline Stitched Panel dies
Slimline Dainty Scallop dies
Slimline Scenic Borders dies
Slimline Cake and Candles stencil
Bunch of Balloons dies
Rainbow Funshine dies
Foam tape and squares
Blending Buddy brushes
Bearly Art liquid glue
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Twiddler’s Nook shaker bits – Holographic Hearts, Silver Seed Beads and Wish Upon a Star confetti

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