Trinity Stamps – Monster Love Trio

Welcome everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing a project that started out as a simple idea I was excited to try and quickly grew a mind of its own. In a super fun and awesome way! One card, turned into two, which turned into a tag to go with it as well! I loved going with the flow as all of this evolved. I hope you enjoy it as well!

I’m going to share these projects with you in the order that they evolved. It seems fitting and most logical. 🙂

For this first fun card, I chose an array of blueish-teal cardstocks from my stash and cut them down to 4.25×5.5. Then I took the nested heart dies and, starting with the largest, cut one out of each color; creating a tunnel effect.

At this point I realized I was going to have all of the hearts that I cut out and thought it would be fun to make a second card with those too. So, I grabbed my Monster Love images to stamp out. Colored them and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I glued all the heart windows together with the lightest being a solid backing piece and attached it all to a card base. Then I chose the monster I liked best for this design and adhered it, tucking it inside the heart window. Next I grabbed my Happy Senti-mini stamps and dies to add a sentiment to this cute card.

For this next card I trimmed the lightest cardstock down to 4×5.25 and adhered it to a white card base. Then I stacked the hearts and adhered them down too. I tucked my super cute monsters behind a couple of the hearts and glued them down too. I added sentiments from the Hello Senti-mini stamps and dies to this card.

For finishing touches on both cards I added black glaze pen to the monster eyes, white gel pen accents throughout the images and glossy accents to monster noses, horns and mouths. You know I like glitter so I also added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the die cut part of the sentiments. Then I took boiled sugar jelly drop hearts and scattered them about.

At this point I had an extra monster left and I couldn’t just neglect him so I thought it would be fun to make a tag that followed the theme of my crafting session. I used all the same cardstock colors, die cut a tag and using the monster for spacing I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Thank You Senti-mini set. I popped my monster up with foam squares, added some more boiled sugar jelly drop hearts and finished it off with some twine from my stash.

I know this was a super long post today but I was really excited to share all of these project with you. I hope you’ve found some inspiration somewhere along the way.

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

Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps products, and there are prizes up for grabs, too!

I used a plethora of products from both Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle to create these cute projects! They work so well together and are so fun to play with!

To make my slimline card, I cut a 3.5 x 8.5 panel and stamped Trinity Stamps’ Awesome Human image pretty much in the center. Then I inked the panel up with distress inks and colored the image with copic markers. Next I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Heffy Doodle’s Superdudes and Rescue Dog.

I laid everything out to get a general idea where I wanted my stenciling. Once I figured it out, I grabbed my Shine Brighter stencil from Trinity Stamps and added white glitter glitz gel. Once that was dry, I used the Trinity Slimline Scenic Borders die set to create some clouds with iridescent vellum. Last, I popped my images on with a combination of foam tape and liquid glue.

I thought this card could use a little something else so using the Trinity Stamps Frame and Fold dies, I cut a red frame and adhered it before starting on my finishing touches.

I added white gel pen accents throughout the stamped images and Stickles to all of the stars. Then I finished it off with glossy accents to the masks, shoes and chests of the super heroes and don’t forget the puppy’s nose.

I thought it would be so fun to make a tag to go with this great card so it could be given as a gift set. I loved the a-typical shape of Heffy Doodle’s Tag Along set and couldn’t wait to try it!

To make this, I die cut the main tag shape, inked it up like the card and then used my Trinity Stamps Shine Brighter stencil about where I wanted the girl to stand. This time I used VersaMark Ink and glitter embossing powder with the stencil so it was flat and the shaker bits wouldn’t get stuck.

Next, I die cut the tag frame 6 times from the coordinating colors of cardstock – red, yellow and blue – and glued them all together to the tag base. I die cut one additional red frame and another full tag shape from acetate for my window.

I sprinkled in some Trinity Stamps Popcorn Sugarstars and yellow Funfetti Love embellishments and closed the tag up. I stamped and die cut my sentiment from a banner in the Heffy Doodle Tag Along set and popped it on the front with foam tape. Then I popped my images on with foam tape as well and added a couple more yellow hearts from the Funfetti Love mix to fill in the banner.

To finish this cute tag off, I added the hole reinforcer in blue (it comes in the Tag Along die set) and some yellow and blue baker’s twine from my stash. Then I added white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents just like the images on the card.

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So comment along the whole hop to better your chances of winning! Plus, you’re going to want to see all the inspiration awaiting you anyway. ❤

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Katie Brooks
Olga Mezentseva
Christine Burillo-Kirch
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Trinity Stamps – Mouse House Snow Globe

Hello again everyone! This weekend I had some extra crafting time and was able to get another idea out of my head and into reality that I’d been thinking about for a while.

I used the Trinity Stamps Mouse House stamp set along with the Tall Shaker Dome dies to make a fun scene! I love both of these sets so much! The mice are just the cutest and this tall snow globe-style dome is so fun to fill with lots of different things!

To make this card I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Mouse House images and then set them aside to work on the Tall Shaker Dome. I cut all of the dome pieces from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to blend some color on them. I used liquid glue to assemble everything and then trimmed off any excess of the images.

At this point I thought it would be fun to make it look like the dome was glass so I die cut another top portion of the dome from acetate and adhered it over the top.

I think this little detail gives it a pretty cool look. To finish off the dome I stamped my sentiment on the label and adhered it as well.

After that was finished I moved on to the background. I blended distress oxides and then also used the same colors to splatter on a panel. After all of that was dry I die cut the panel from the largest Frames and Flags die set from Newton’s Nook. This panel is popped up with foam tape and then the Tall Shaker Dome is popped up with foam tape as well.

In a world full of crazy, I think it’s important to stay positive and help others as well. I’m going to be mailing out happy mail periodically to try to give people in my life a little piece of happy.

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Paper Smooches – Hey Chickie!

Welcome everyone! I’ve been having extra fun in my craft room lately, making a point to pull out stamps that have been neglected for far too long. Today I’m playing with Paper Smooches Chubby Chums. I love this series of stamps so much! Their unique look and punny sentiments lend themselves to so many fun scenes and silly ways to put them together.

Today I paired them with the Trinity Stamps Slimline die series for a giant stack of critters just here to say, “Hey!”

To create this card I actually started by die cutting the shapes because these dies are solid. You can’t see through to line them up so I die cut them first and then line the stamps up on the shape and stamp them with my MISTI. Then I colored them in with my copics and moved on to my background.

I cut a panel down to 3.5×8.5 and grabbed my distress oxides. For the sky I used tumbled glass and then I used my Newton’s Nook mountains stencil with antique linen, flipped the stencil over and used tea dye ink for another layer in the background. Then I used mowed lawn on a piece of white cardstock and die cut it with my Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Borders grassy die. I flipped that piece of cardstock over and die cut my clouds from that same die set. After I glued the clouds and grass to the inked panel, I brought my mountain stencil back in and added texture paste for snow caps on the mountains and set it aside to dry.

Now for assembly, I added foam tape to the back of all my critters and stacked them up like blocks. At this point I thought the card needed something else so I pulled out my Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Frame and Fold dies and die cut a red frame to adhere to my card. I love the pop of color that gives the whole thing. I stamped my sentiments at the top and bottom and moved on to finishing touches.

I started with white gel pen accents throughout all the images and then black glaze pen on eyes and noses. I added glossy accents to noses and beaks and then finished off with some color coordinating gems throughout the background.

I plan to enter this into the Paper Smooches Challenge – Anything Goes that is going on right now.

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Trinity Stamps Craft Troop Challenge – Miss Your Face

I’m so excited that Trinity Stamps has started a monthly challenge for you to play along with! This month the theme is floral. I wanted to help you think outside of the box so I’ve chosen secondary images from two Trinity Stamps stamp sets to create this beautiful floral card. I used Love You Bunches from the January release and the Nutty Squirrel from last fall!

I had the general design layout in my head so I jumped right in to stamping my images. The cherry blossom and rose are from Love You Bunches and the smaller flower images are all from Nutty Squirrel. I colored them with my copics and used coordinating dies from Love You Bunches and Nutty Squirrel to cut them all out.

For my background, I was inspired by my friend, Candice Fisher, over at CandiCards. She’s always sharing beautiful inspiration. She used similar colors on a stenciled background last week and I loved it so much I had to try it. I don’t have the same colors she used so I chose distress oxides in abandoned coral, dried marigold and tattered rose. After blending with my Trinity Blending Buddies, I spritzed it with water and trimmed it down so I had a small white border from my cardbase.

I laid my images out to make sure I had enough to fill the space and get a general idea where I wanted them. Then I used foam squares for some and liquid glue for the rest to adhere them to my panel. Next, I die cut the hello senti-mini words from black and vellum, glued them together and then to the cardbase and stamped a sentiment from the hello senti-mini stamps below that. Then this panel is popped up on my card base with foam tape.

For finishing touches on this card I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the flower centers and roses and also a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops around the design.

It’s fun to look at your stamps in a different way and get extra use out of them by using those secondary images that sometimes don’t get touched for a card all their own. I hope you’ll dig in your stash and join us for this fun challenge. Click here to head to the blog post where you can link up your creations!

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Sending Hugs Gift Card Holder

I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this super fun gift card holder featuring a Honey Bee Stamps dies and two awesome Trinity Stamps coffee themed stamp sets – Coffee with Character and A Latte Love.

I started by die cutting my shaped coffee cup gift card holder from heavy 110 lb. white cardstock and the sleeve from kraft cardstock. Then I took my Coffee with Character stamps and stamped them randomly all over the cup. I chose a limited, sepia-toned color palette from my copics and started coloring. Then I stamped my sentiment on the sleeve and colored the letters on that with the same colors. I added a little shading on the lid with the lightest marker for some dimension too.

Here’s a look at the cup and the sleeve separated. I think it will be so fun to write a little message inside of, add a Starbucks gift card to and send it out for a little extra love to someone unsuspecting. Happy mail is the best!

Have you sent out any happy mail lately? Have you received any?? Share in the comments. We could all use some inspiration and a happy story from time to time.

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Avery Elle – Peek-a-boo Pals Fair Fun

I am BEYOND EXCITED to finally have had the chance to play with the most recent Avery Elle release…specifically more of my beloved Peek-a-Boo Pals! I have had this idea in my head since I saw the stamps at Creativation in January and was so happy to finally put ink to paper and make it happen!

To create this card, I started by inking up a panel with distress oxide inks in mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers and tumbled glass and then die cut it with my slimline dies from Trinity Stamps.

Next, I moved on to stamping, coloring and die cutting all my images from Peek-a-boo Pals Fair and Peek-a-boo Pals! They’re so stinking cute! I just love all these critters!!!

I assembled all the bumper cars with their critters and flags and popped them all up on the inked panel with foam tape. Then I stamped my sentiment along with some fun stars to fill in the open space. I really like the look this gives without taking away from the main images.

I added the panel to a card base measuring 3.5×8.5. For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the animal’s eyes, glossy accents to the bumper car lights and Stickles to the unicorn’s horn.

This card just makes me smile! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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

Trinity Stamps – Slimline You Make Me Happy Bouquet

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today featuring this beautiful floral image – Love You Bunches. I had this idea pop in my head the other night when I was laying in bed and was so excited the next morning when I got up and put the flowers over the candy jar and could make it look like a vase instead!

I started by stamping and die cutting my candy jar from silver metallic cardstock. Since these flowers don’t have stems I wanted it to look like a solid vase and I thought the neutral silver would work well with whatever colors I chose for my flowers.

Next I stamped, colored and die cut my flowers from Love you Bunches and set it all aside to create my background. For this I cut a panel to 8.5x a scant bigger than 3.5 and used distress oxides on it – tumbled glass, peacock feathers, to blueprint sketch and spritzed it with water. I hit it with my heat gun to help it dry faster before die cutting it from the largest in the slimline series: scalloped card panels dies.

At this point I started assembling my card so that I could make final decisions on my sentiment. The inked panel is glued directly to my card base and then the flowers and candy jar are popped up with foam tape.

I ended up deciding to use the happy senti-mini stamps and dies together for my sentiment and glued them both directly to the candy jar base.

For finishing touches on this card I scattered fortune teller embellishments throughout the design and then loaded my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the flowers and the die cut happy.

Photos really don’t do the Wink of Stella justice. It’s sooooo cool to see it shimmer when it’s moved in the light. And I really love these iridescent embellishments playing off the colors in the card.

Trinity Stamps is starting up a monthly challenge today too! It’s a brand new, fun thing and I really hope you’ll play along. This month’s challenge is floral. Keep an eye out later this morning for all the details!

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

Trinity Stamps – Awesome Human Mini Card

Happy Weekend everyone! I’m hopping in today to share an extra special card for an extra special someone!

My daughter has a dance team competition today so I made her a special card. They do fun gift deliveries to the kids in their rooms while they are waiting to perform and I try to make a special card each time to tie to a balloon.

To make my card, I started by die cutting the stitched rectangle from Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Frame and Fold dies. Then I stamped the Awesome Human stamp on it and colored it with copic markers. I chose a coordinating color of cardstock and die cut the card from the same Slimline Series: Frame and Fold dies. I love how many different things you can do with this die set. It’s got amazing potential!

The stamped panel is adhered to fun foam and then adhered to the card for a bit of dimension and interest on a simple card design.

Then, I decided to add a little something fun to the inside of my card too! I grabbed my hello senti-mini stamps and dies and started deciding how I wanted it to look. In the end I chose teal and white cardstock to make the hello from and stamped sunshine below it. This wasn’t quite enough so after digging through my stash I thought it would be so fun to have the cute frog from Puddle Jumpers hopping off the word hello.

This made me giggle for 2 reasons…it’s Leap Day after all! And because my daughter is always bouncing around and loves all things critter just like her mama. 😉

For finishing touches on the front I did a combo of all the things! I started with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the word YOU, then moved to yellow Stickles on all the stars. Next I added white gel pen to the banner and then finished it off with glossy accents on HUMAN.

Super fun card and I’m really excited to give it to her! This is the second of four competitions they have this season and my ideas are already turning for what to make next time!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend and have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Date

Happy Friday everyone! I’m over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today having a coffee date with someone very special! (It’s actually a hot cocoa date but, hey, details.) 😉

My special date today is my daughter, Micaela, who has been loving making cards with me lately. When I asked if she wanted to join me for this, she jumped at the chance! Together we sat down with our cocoa and came up with a plan.

She decided that we had to use the Trinity Stamps Mug Card die set and then she got on Pinterest and found a color palette we have to follow as well.

color palette credit to colorpalette.net

Next, we took turns taking over the craft room; stamping, coloring, die cutting and all the fun things! Here is her creation.

She die cut her mug out of kraft cardstock and then added a sweet grassy ground for her adorable Love You S’more critters! Then she added a sentiment to a banner from Bannertastic and popped it up with foam squares. She finished her adorable scene off with some white gel pen stars.

Her copic coloring is just fabulous and I think she did pretty amazing sticking to the color palette she chose as well! Whoever gets this card must be pretty darn special! 😉

Next was my turn to figure something out. I wanted to think outside of the typical coffee mug box so I reached for a stamp set I just recently purchased but hadn’t played with yet – Trinity Stamps Sweet Surprise. Here’s what I did with it!

I die cut my mug card and then stamped the cupcake, sentiment and hearts from Sweet Surprise directly to the card. Then I stamped another cupcake on yellow striped paper I had in my stash and cut out the frosting for some paper piecing. I don’t do this often but I thought it would give some fun texture to the scene. Then I colored everything else with copics and did a little ink blending at the bottom for added interest.

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the sprinkles and added glossy accents to all the hearts. This was a super fun card to make and I look forward to giving it to a special coffee loving person for their birthday!

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