Trinity Stamps – Latte Love

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope the week is chugging along for you. I promise I can see the weekend in sight. πŸ™‚

Today I’m stopping in with a fun and simple shaped card with a gift card holder inside. I used all Trinity Stamps products today – Coffee Mug Card dies, A Latte Love stamps, Layered Coffee Bean stnecil and Cinnamon Red Hots Jelly Drop Hearts.

This is a pretty simple card design but I love that it looks like there could really be a mug out there that looks just like this.

I die cut my coffee mug card and coffee for the top from 110 lb. cardstock so it’s good and sturdy. Then I used copics to color the coffee portion and glued it on. Next I grabbed my stamps, laid them out and inked them up. I colored the latte with copics and moved on to stenciling. I love that this stencil is 2 pieces so you can give the beans depth with dual colors if you want. Last, I added some jelly hearts scattered about.

I strategically placed the gift card holder portion on the inside left of the card to cover up the bleed-through that copics always have. It’s die cut from the same teal that I colored on the front.

This card is going to a fun little craft store in Colorado that is celebrating 25 years of business! I think that’s pretty impressive and definitely warrants a celebration!

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

Trinity Stamps Craft with Your Kiddo Challenge – Valentines

Hello everyone! Over at Trinity Stamps we’re having a fun challenge that started Tuesday and goes until Feb. 13: Make Valentines with your kids or fur-kids. Create something with your kiddo and post it for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Trinity Stamps online store!

The Trinity Stamps Creative Team paired up with our kiddos and fur-kiddos to bring you some inspiration! Head to the Trinity blog post to check it all out and get the details of the challenge!

Below are some cards and treat boxes my daughter and I made together. I hope you enjoy them and will play along too!

We’ll start with Micaela’s awesome projects – 2 mini-milk carton treat boxes and a mini card. She chose to stamp a dotted pattern for her milk carton background, assembled the boxes and added a monster from the Trinity Stamps Monster Love set. Then she had each monster hold a heart from the Unconversationals Clay Heart Sprinkles Mix.

For her card, she used the new Slimline Frame and Fold dies to create a mini card. She cut a stitched rectangle and then a heart window from the same die set. She popped the panel up on the card base and slid that cute monster in the window. Last she used the MISTI to stamp her sentiment from Love and Stuff Sentiments and glued a few more clay hearts to the bottom of her card.

I absolutely LOVE all of the projects and know that she’s so excited to share them! We decided in the beginning for our projects to coordinate, so I used the same Monster Love, Love and Stuff Sentiments and Slimline Frame and Fold Dies, paired with a few extras.

For my cards I also used the new Slimline Frame and Fold dies to create a mini cards. I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my Monster Love monsters. Then chose card colors to coordinate. I was trying to stay away from typical Valentine colors for a fun challenge to myself.

The card on the left uses the heart cut out of my daughter’s window card, for a fun pop of a contrasting color. I also used the Heartburst stencil on the yellow background for some added interest. I just love how this turned out!

The card on the right is a shaker card featuring the Dot Your Eyes and I’ve Got My Eye On You embellishment mixes. These are too fun!!! This card is brimming with puns and eye love it! Haha! On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Love and Stuff Sentiments that says “cheesy cards… that’s how eye roll” and it makes me laugh every time I read it.

For finishing touches on my cards, I added glossy accents to the monsters, black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of this fun Valentine inspiration from my daughter and I and will also play along with the Trinity Stamps Junior Designer Challenge too!

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

Trinity Stamps Puddle Jumpers

Welcome everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today with this adorable Puddle Jumpers card featuring a plethora of Trinity Stamps products! Let’s jump right in, shall we?

For a bit of a change of pace, I got out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color up these adorable images from Puddle Jumpers. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next, I set to work on my background. I cut an A2 size panel and blended distress inks for a sky to mud look. Then I took the Cloudy Day Card Scene Builder die and cut the frame, clouds and sun. I used copics to color the sun and then laid everything out to decide on placement.

At this point I thought it would be fun for the sun to have rays shining down on this kiddo playing in the puddles so I grabbed my Shine Brighter stencil and my blending buddy brush to ink it up. I love the look this little extra adds to the whole scene.

Now for assembly – I adhered my inked panel to a card base and then the frame to that. Next, I glued the clouds to the coordinating spots on the frame and trimmed away the excess. I used liquid glue to adhere my sun. (I find this holds better to the inked panels.) And then a foam dot to put the center on the sun. I adhered my kiddo directly to the card front and popped the frogs up like they are jumping right out of the card.

For finishing touches on this sweet card I added glossy accents to the puddle, splashes and to all the frog eyes – including the hood on the coat. Then I took Stickles and glitterfied the sun for some real blingy fun! (These are very technical terms by the way.) πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this card and find some inspiration to create something beautiful.

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

Trinity Stamps – I Only Have Eyes For You

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been having a blast playing with the new Trinity Stamps release and had one more card I really wanted to share.

Interactive cards are so fun to make and even more fun to give so that’s the route I went with the awesome monsters from Monster Love! I hope you enjoy it!

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my monsters and then I set them aside. I took an A2 panel and created a galaxy-style background with distress inks and metallic watercolor. Then die but the pieces for my slider surprise card.

Next I die cut some stars and hearts from metallic cardstock and started adhering everything down. At this point just be careful not to adhere anything to the top AND bottom portions of your sliding panel or it won’t slide; just glue to the bottom.

I actually forgot to stamp my sentiment ahead of time so I carefully used my MISTI and stamped it after everything was in place. It worked out great and gave me the fun idea to glue some of the Dot Your Eyes and I’ve Got My Eye On You embellishments inside. I seriously love puns way too much!

After that I added black glaze pen to the eyes and glossy accents to the faces of the monsters as well. There’s so much sparkle and shine coming from all directions that I didn’t think it needed anything else.

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

Trinity Stamps – Mini Encouragement Cards

Hi everyone! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing this set of mini encouragement cards featuring the new word art stamps – Not Alone, Love & Happy Thoughts and A Better Place. I paired them with the new Slimline Series: Frame & Fold dies to make some quick, easy and gorgeous mini cards to share with anyone in your life needing a little pick-me-up!

To make each of these cards I started by using the stitched rectangle from the die set and cut them from copic xpress paper. Then I stamped and colored my images. Next, I used the card die from the same set and die cut them from coordinating cardstock. The images are popped up with foam tape for a little dimension and then I started on finishing touches.

I added stickles to some areas for super glitter, glossy accents to others for a little shine and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to others for a little accent shimmer.

I can’t wait to make some mini envelopes and drop these in the mail to people when they just need a little something to help them smile.

Do you send happy mail? I love hearing those stories and finding new ways to share a smile. Leave a comment below and spread the inspiration.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Trinity Stamps Mug Cards

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today sharing these fun Coffee Mug cards featuring Trinity Stamps new release that went live last Friday!

I’m really excited about how well these cards turned out and can’t wait to show you! The die is the Coffee Mug Card set from Trinity Stamps. It can be used as a shaped card, gift card holder or on the front of a regular card too! I’m going to share 2 versions today and pair them with some of the amazing word art stamps just released last Friday – Awesome Human and Happy Thoughts.

For the first card, I kept it simple and stamped the image on a white mug and colored it with my copic markers. 

Then I die cut the little coffee add on, colored it with copics and glued it to the top so my cup looks full. Finally, I moved to the inside of the mug and stamped a sentiment from the new Love and Stuff Sentiments set. It fit just too perfectly, I couldn’t resist. 

Next, I die cut the gift card holder from the mug die set and glued it to the other side. This also helps cover the marker bleed-through, like a two-for-one bonus.

For the second card, I stamped my sentiment on the mug shape, colored it with my copics and added the coffee piece to the top like the first one.

I created a dark blue card base and got my Coffee Bean Stencil out to add some interest to the background. I used my blending buddy brushesΒ with white pigment ink which ended up looking light blue and I LOVE IT! And a tan color for the second layer. Then I glued my mug a little angled and trimmed anything hanging off the sides.Β 

I’m in love with all of these new word art style stamps Trinity Stamps has come out with. Bonus – They all fit on the coffee mug too! I think I’ll be making sets of these for some fun RACKs (Random Acts of Crafty Kindness). 

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Crafty Hugs Release Hop

Trinity Stamps Make-a-monster Sending Hugs die sets

Oh my goodness!!! I’m so excited to share some projects with you featuring products with the new release from Trinity Stamps called Crafty Hugs! It’s so much fun and there is definitely something in it for everyone!!!

My first project features the Make-a-Monster die set and the Monster Hugs die set. They are both so much fun to play with! They can be used individually to make a million and one creations. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

Trinity Stamps Make-a-monster Sending Hugs die sets

For this fun card, I ink blended a panel and then die cut all my pieces from colored cardstock. I used my copics on the colored cardstock to add some shadows to my monster but not much. I love this guy! I could totally handle a squishy hug from him! Couldn’t you?

Next, I just had to play with my Zigs and watercolor this fabulous floral image from the new Love You Bunches stamp set. After coloring, I die cut the image and set to make my card. I splattered black acrylic paint on a white card base and then heat embossed my sentiment on the black banner. I popped all the layers up with foam tape and added some fun twine to the top. I’m not a floral person typically but I just love this large, bold, beautiful image!

My final card share for today features the Heart Burst stencil set, the Love and Stuff Sentiments and the Bold Love dies. These are some of my favorites from this release and I had so much fun putting them all together.

To create this card I inked up a panel with picked raspberry and worn lipstick, spritzed with water and then layered my stencil adding the same colors over the top. I love how it turned out! I cut the panel down, stamped my sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.

Next I die cut my letters from cardstock and craft foam and layered them all together. Then I glued them above the stenciled panel and finished this fun card off with some Boiled Sugar Jelly Hearts.

You should have come from Adelina’s blog and next you’ll head over to Arjita’s YouTube channel. Be sure to comment on all the stops for a chance to win one of three prizes – one $25 gift certificate and two $15 gift certificates to the Trinity Stamps shop are up for grabs! You don’t want to miss out! Comment by 11:59 pm PST, Feb. 7. Winners will be posted on the Trinity Stamps blog.

Good luck and happy crafting everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Trinity Stamps – Candy Jar

Hello everyone! I’m popping in with a second post today to share this fun Trinity Stamps candy jar card. Over on the Trinity Stamps blog today, we’re starting to reveal the 2020 Creative Team. Guess what!?! I’m on it! (Insert happy dance!!!)

Today’s reveal is the admin team and we decided to do a little collab together using the Candy Jar stamp set. Head to the Trinity Stamps blog to check out everyone’s contributions and then stop by tomorrow and the next day for the reveal of the blog and video teams.

There is so much awesomeness lined up for Trinity Stamps this year. It’s going to be amazing!

For today’s card, I decided to mask and stamp all of the candy pieces inside my jar for a one-layer look. It took a while but it’s pretty cool looking and worth the work. After coloring and die cutting, I added glossy accents to the glass portion of my jar and left it to dry.

I used the shine brighter stencil with two pink dye inks and the amazing blending buddy brushes directly on my card front. Then I popped my jar up with foam tape and worked on my sentiments.

I die cut the sweeter sentiment and it’s shadow from the sweet senti-mini die set. The shadow is cut from vellum and the word from silver cardstock. Then I took sentiments from the sweet senti-mini stamp set and heat embossed them in white on black cardstock. The sentiments are also popped up with foam squares.

For simple finishing touches on this card, I added white gel pen accents to the jar and called it good. It’s a really fun card with such a “sweet” πŸ˜‰ sentiment that I didn’t think it needed anything else.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will head over to the Trinity Stamps blog to see everyone’s creations.

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

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! πŸ™‚

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!