Have a Mice Day!

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with this fabulous mousy slimline card! I fell in love with these mice the second I saw them last fall and love how versatile they are all year round!

For this card I decided to work outside of my comfort zone a bit and try some heat embossing and watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Instead of the traditional black heat embossing, I went with copper for a different look and I love it!

To make this fun card, I heat embossed the images from Mouse House, colored and then die cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I took out my Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set and cut the largest from kraft cardstock and the smallest twice from white cardstock. Then I took the stitched border from the Castle Scene Builder die set and cut a “ground” for my scene from one of the white panels. I inked the white panels up with distress inks and spritzed them with water.

On to assembly now. I put the kraft panel on a card base 3.5×8.5 inch card base and then adhered the ground to the sky panel and popped it up with foam tape. For the images, the house and mushrooms are adhered directly to the card-front but the mice and snail are popped up with foam squares. 

With all of the shine from the heat embossing and texture of the distress ink background I actually didn’t add any further embellishments to this card. I stamped my sentiment in the top left sky area and this beautiful card is ready to be shared!

I love the variety of sentiments in this set. You can make almost any occasion card you need to. It’s great!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Succulent Banner

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend is going well. I’m stopping in today to share a different style card than I typically play around with. The stamp set I chose was a Christmas gift that I was so excited to play with. It’s called Succulent Banner from Trinity Stamps. It’s in the Last Chance section now so you’ll want to stop by and grab one before they’re gone. There are quite a few fabulous sets at great prices so…treat yourself! 🙂

For today’s card, I started by heat embossing the image with copper embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush pen. I stamped my sentiment after the coloring was dry and then die cut it out.

Then I started to work on the background. I dug in my stash for stencils that I felt went with the succulent image and found some older Stampin’ Up stencils I don’t think I’ve ever used. (Crafter problems. Oy!) I took the first one and used a light gray pigment ink with my blending buddy brush on black cardstock. Then I took the second one and used champagne Metallix Gel on that. Last I took pearl and gold watercolors and splattered them over the whole thing.

Once all of those layers were dry, I popped my image up with foam squares and this card is ready to go!

There are so many sentiments in this set that you could swap them out for a whole set of cards for any occasion! And I am in LOVE with that image. I hope you enjoyed today’s card.

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

Sweet Birthday

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today.

I don’t know about you but I try to stock up on birthday and all occasion cards whenever I get the chance. It seems that we’re always needing one when I don’t have time to make it. So today, I’ve got a super sweet birthday card to share.

I pulled out my Sweeter Than stamp set, stamped them all, colored and then die cut them. Then I started on my background. I blended picked raspberry and dusty concord distress inks and spritzed them with water. Then I used my blending buddy brushes and added more dusty concord over the top half of the thinner layer of my Catching Some Rays stencil. Next, I used white pigment ink over the wider layer of the stencil set. Then I added some washi tape from my stash and die cut the panel.

Now, I added foam squares to the back of all my candy pieces and arranged them across the card front. Then, I stamped the outer parts of my sentiment in black and heat embossed the larger “sweet” in white so it stood out. 

I popped this panel up on a card front with foam tape and started on finishing touches. For those, I added glossy accents to half of the suckers and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the other half. Then I scattered some jellyfish jewels throughout the card front. I love extra shimmer and sparkle. It never gets old! 

I just love how bright and fun this card is! The recipient is sure to enjoy the sweet thought that went into making it. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Merry Christmas Card From Me to You

Merry Christmas Crafty Friends! I made one last Christmas card just to share with all of you today.

Just a simple card featuring Trinity Stamps narrow card and bookmark die set and Lawn Fawn’s Stamptember set Merry Christmouse.

I die cut all the components and glued them together. Then stamped, colored and die cut my images. After deciding placement I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and then popped up my images.

These little mice are so stinking cute! They make me smile every time. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with events and people who make you happy!

I appreciate you taking a moment to stop by. Merry Christmas! Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook Penguin Pile Tag

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I’m so excited for Christmas this year! It’s going to be so much fun! Do you have traditions or plans for Christmas Eve? I’d love to hear them in the comments! We are always struggling to keep busy until bedtime.

Anyway, I have one last tag to share with you today. All of these personalized tags will be under my tree for the special people in my life. It’s the first year I’ve made tags and it was so much fun!

I love this penguin set from Newton’s Nook so much and this was my first time coloring it with actual Christmas colors! The tag is from Trinity Stamps narrow card and bookmark die set.

I die cut my tag from white cardstock and ink blended it. Then cut the bottom again and ink blended it as well. I adhered these together and splattered water. Then I stamped, colored and die cut my images. I popped them up with foam squares and decided to snag the snowflakes from Newton’s Nook Toboggan Together set and the heart from Cup of Cocoa to stamp in the background.

I added white gel pen accents throughout and black glaze pen to the eyes. Then I added glossy accents to the stripes, polka dots, beaks and feet and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the hats and earmuffs. Last I added Stickles to the white parts of the hats.

I did die cut another tag in white and glued the recipient’s name to that one. Once everything was dry I adhered them together and added baker’s twine to the top.

This one is all ready and now everyone in my family has one gift with a special handmade tag on it. I hope they all like them!

Thank you for sharing your time with me during this busy time of year! I hope you have a fabulous day! Merry Christmas!

Trinity Stamps – Do Re Me Ow

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back crafting and sharing fun things with you. My whole family got really sick, including me, which doesn’t often happen. So we’ve been laying low and I haven’t had much energy to craft.

Last night I finally got back in there and made this super fun, punny Christmas card for my daughter’s choir teacher. It features a Trinity Stamps set called DO RE ME OW that is definitely one of my favorites of the year! I hope you enjoy it.

I started by ink blending a background and spritzing it with water. Then I die cut some white glitter cardstock for a snowy hill and set to stamping my images. I colored them with copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I love that this set also cuts out the words! So cool!

Then I started assembling everything. The words, music notes and fence are glued directly to the card and everything else is popped up with foam squares. Finally, I moved on to finishing touches, which is my favorite part!!!

I had colored the Christmas lights on the pole but decided to use Nuvo Crystal Drops on them instead. I love how it turned out! I also added glossy accents to the glass on the light, all the kitty noses and tongues, and the sticker on the box.

I put Stickles on the kitty boots and hats and used my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the music notes, words and snow on the light pole.

The inside of the card finishes the punny question from the front with, “DO RE ME OW” and under that I added the sentiment from the set, “We wish you a meowy Christmas.” My daughter is so excited to deliver this with his gift tomorrow. I’m sure it will give him a chuckle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’m so happy to be back at it! Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Season Greetings Silhouettes

Good morning everyone! I was really restrained over Thanksgiving weekend with all the amazing sales going on but I did splurge on 2 orders. One was the amazing $25 grab bags from Trinity Stamps! I just had to have one! It came in this week and I had a moment to play with this new-to-me set called Season Greetings Silhouettes. It’s beautiful and totally the opposite of what I usually reach for so I really enjoyed creating with it.

I started by arranging my stamps to get an idea of the layout. Then I cut a 5.25×4 inch panel and grabbed my distress inks. I inked up that panel with weathered wood, faded jeans and black soot distress inks and splattered it with water. Then I stamped a few trees directly to the background and die cut two stitched hills. Next, I stamped more trees and the deer images and used my Scan-n-cut to cut them out.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment at the top and started adhering everything together. This is such a sweet and serene card. I love how calming it is.

Are you finished with your Christmas cards yet? I need to get mine in the mail ASAP!

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

12 Days of Christmas Tags Winners and a Bonus Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see if you’re a winner from the 12 Days of Christmas Tags series! I want to thank everyone who took a moment to check out my creations, like, comment and share the love through this event and every day. It really does mean a lot and I love reading the comments to see what catches people’s eye and what draws them in. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today I wanted to share a bonus tag with you as well. But if you’re really here for the winners, you don’t have to wait, just scroll down to the bottom of this post. ❤

This tag is a mash-up between Trinity Stamps and Lawn Fawn dies. I took the bear from Have an Ice Day, stamped, colored and die cut him and then started on my tag shape. I wanted something I hadn’t used but I didn’t have any other true tag die cuts so I made my own again. I die cut the add-on to the flippin’ awesome as my base in white and dark blue cardstock and again in iridescent vellum. Then cut the vellum with a simple stitched hillside border to make my ice.

Next, I took my blue tag base and splattered it with gold and pearl watercolor and adhered the ice to it. Then I glued the white tag to the back so I can add the recipient’s name later on. I popped up my bear with foam squares and added a holly jolly candy cane from Trinity Stamps to the bear’s hand.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the skates and bear’s nose. Then, I took my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the scarf, mittens and tops of the boots. I also added black glaze pen to the bear’s closed eye and then some ribbon through the hole I punched.

This is also one going under my tree for Christmas so the secret name was die cut and glued to the back just the the others. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series! Thank you for hanging out with me!

On to the WINNERS!!!!!!!!!

Winner 1 – $15 gift card to Newton’s Nook
The random number generator chose Day 4, comment 8 which was Krystal.

Winner 2 – Loaded enveloped of fun goodies that I made
The random number generator chose Day 5 and the IG comment picker chose @beccay217.

Winners please direct message me on Instagram or Facebook or email me at twiddlersnook@gmail.com to claim your prizes. You have until Monday at 6 p.m. PST or I will choose new winners.

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

Poppystamps Dies meets Trinity Stamps Sentiments

Hello again! Today I’m sharing a set of three clean and simple (CAS) cards featuring a recent prize I won during the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop – a gift certificate for Poppystamps. I chose a handful of dies from their “whittle” collection. These really caught my eye and I was excited to play with them. I decided to pair them with a Trinity Stamps new sentiment set called Merry Christmas Senti-mini.

For each of these cards I die cut the elements from white cardstock and custom colored them with my copic markers. Then adhered some with liquid glue and others with foam squares.

I chose a sentiment and stamped it either directly to the card front or, like the one above, die cut and glued on.

And then for finishing touches on each I glued embellishments to the background to go with the scene I had created.

The embellishments I used were also from Trinity Stampssnowflake soup mix, cinnamon red hots jelly drop hearts and frosty snowflakes sprinkles.

These cards came together quickly and would be wonderful if you’re making a mass amount for the holidays. I love the earthy feel that they give, completely different from anything I typically gravitate toward.

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

Trinity Stamps – Guest Designer

Thanks for joining me today. I’m so honored to be guest designing for Trinity Stamps with this fun, interactive Have an Ice Day card.

Interactive cards are my favorite to create. I love giving them to people even more than making them! It’s so cool to see their response when a thing I made from paper moves and interacts. When I saw this polar bear, I just knew I had to make him skate on ice, at least once. 😉

So I set to work and stamped, colored and die cut him in order to plan out the rest of my card. I’m really partial to the cup of cocoa but I used that last time and decided to change it up with the package this time.

This is the card front when the pull tab is closed. (You can see it on the left side.) I wanted to make a darker starry and snowy sky so the polar bear wouldn’t get lost. I did this by blending salty ocean, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. Then spritzed it with water and then flicks of gold and pearl watercolor.

And here is it will the pull tab open. He’s just so cute! I played with it for a ridiculous amount of time after it all came together. He skates back and forth so perfectly!

I stamped my sentiment and cut it in a flag, then popped it up with foam squares. I added white gel pen accents throughout the images and then Wink of Stella glitter brush to all the red accents on the bear and package.

I also added glossy accents to the bear’s nose and skates and the star on the package. And the last thing I decided to do was add a few cream vanilla heart sprinkles to the background. I love adding lots of texture and dimension to cards.

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Facebook: @twiddlersnook
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I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!