Miss Ink Stamps – I Like Big Mugs…

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!

Products used:
Miss Ink Stamps Big Mugs stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Lava Lamp stencil
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle Stack dies
Newton’s Nook Banner Trio dies
Twiddler’s Nook Caffeinated Crafting embellishment mix
Foam tape and squares

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall | Winter Hop Sponsor

Hey friends! Twiddler’s Nook is super excited to be a sponsor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall | Winter Hop! We just love these hops and seeing everyone’s creations!

In case you’re new to us, let me show you just a few products that we offer and you can move along to hopping the rest of the fabulous sponsors! But I warn you…be sure to make it to the end of this post for the most fun part!

Our biggest seller is the wonderful Pressure Pal. It helps get even pressure when stamping with a stamp platform. Pictured here with the mini MISTI, but it works with all stamp platforms the same. It can give relief to your hands and wrists and keeps from getting smooshy spots in your impressions from pressing with fingertips.

Some other favorites are our magnetic products. Show here is the Paw Print Magnetic Die Stand and Magnetic Tray. These are both fabulous for holding your die cuts in between uses so that you don’t lose them. I’ve also been told that they work great for needlework accessories too! The die stands come in a variety of shapes such as a coffee mug, flower and skull. All of the colored parts of our products are customizable too. We offer a variety of colors!

Another fun product we offer are our Embellishment Trays. They are super fun to create so we just keep coming out with designs and it seems that I love the next one more and more each time. Here you see our cute cloud, original circle with the heart and the fabulous donut tray! We also offer honeycomb, skulls, stars and paws! Once again…so many color options too!

Now for my most favorite part of today’s post!!! We have a brand new embellishment release today!!!!!!!!! Twelve new embellishments have been added to the shop AND…WE’RE HAVING A SALE!!! Starting today through next Friday, Nov. 19 the entire shop is 15% off!

Happy shopping and happy crafting my friends!!! Click HERE if you’d like to take a look at what’s available.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Coffee Day plus a GIVEAWAY

Hey friends! Twiddler’s Nook is a Super Sponsor for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers National Coffee Day celebration! They’re having a HOP full of inspiration and prizes to win!

In the Twiddler’s Nook Shop we offer a big selection of super fun embellishments to adorn your cards and fill your shakers, along with a wide variety of tools that help in the craft room too.

Here’s a look at our coffee mug magnetic die stand and a donut embellishment tray! The perfect set up for any coffee loving papercrafter! The die stands are great for holding your dies in between uses so that you don’t misplace or accidently stick them to something where they are lost forever. The embellishment trays are ideal for sorting through embellishments and pouring the extras back in the package, but these are also amazing for holding your die cut images while building your cards!

Then there’s the ever popular Pressure Pal! This is a very handy tool to help apply even pressure when stamping with a stamp platform like the MISTI. See it in action in this YouTube video a customer did to review it!


We’re running a sale from today through Sunday for 10% off the shop to celebrate National Coffee Day! We would love it if you headed over and had a look around. Click HERE to get there.


We’re having a fun giveaway to celebrate the hop today. A $20 gift code to the Twiddler’s Nook shop for one random commenter on this post. Commenting closes on October 6 at noon PST.

You should have come to us from the Trinity Stamps blog. We’re last on the hop list but if you didn’t start at the beginning. Click HERE to get to the main post and catch anyone you missed!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you sharing your time. Have a fabulous day and good luck!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Thanks a Latte Shaker

Welcome! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and today it’s extra special! We’re celebrating National Coffee Day all week leading up to it and there are giveaways on the blog each day. Click HERE to head over and check out the festivities.

I’m celebrating Thermoweb today with a super fun shaker card featuring stencils and dies from Newton’s Nook, the coffee shaker dies from Lawn Fawn and my shaker bits from the Twiddler’s Nook shop!

Head over and check out the post for all the details on this card plus a chance to win!

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

Newton’s Nook – Happiness is Coffee and a Good Book

Hey friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with a fall color themed card for your fellow coffee and book lovers! This Sips & Stories set is so me that I have to pull it out to play from time to time just because.

I started by stamping the image from Sips & Stories and colored it with my copic markers. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and started playing around with my background. I inked up a green piece of cardstock with the Mugs stencil and die cut it with the largest Framework dies. Then I cut a couple of tags and a topper from the Fancy Edges Tag dies and inked them up with the Houndstooth stencil.

I added foam tape to the back of the mugs panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I adhered my tags and topper together and threaded some ribbon through the top. These are adhered directly to the mugs panel with liquid glue.

I chose a sentiment from the Sips & Stories set and die cut a banner from the Frames & Flags set to match the size I needed. I achieved this by cutting the whole banner, laying my stamp on the die, realigning the die smaller and just cutting one side off. Then I added foam squares to the sentiment and image and popped them in place.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to bits on the pillows, the girl’s mug and Newton’s nose. Then I came in with a scattering of white clay hearts from Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts mix.

I’m super excited to share this card with the recipient and hope they love it as much as I do!

Products used on today’s card:
Sips & Stories stamps and dies
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Framework dies
Frames & Flags dies
Houndstooth stencil
Mugs stencil
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Thermoweb tape roll
Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
Blending Buddy brushes
Glossy accents

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

Thermoweb – Coffee Shaker with Toner Foiling

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog with a tutorial how I created this fun coffee themed shaker card using Brutus Monroe toner card fronts and decofoil!

This tide pool decofoil is so awesome in the light and using the microbeads from the Twiddler’s Nook shop as shaker bits is just added fun!

Be sure to head to the Thermoweb blog for all the details and products used to create this fun interactive card!

I appreciate you popping in today. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Who Needs Inspirational Quotes…

Hi there! I’ve got a fun Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you today featuring a mini scene from the Java Joe stamp set. I’m always drawn to using the main images in a set but sometimes I remember to look at it differently and use other bits and pieces too. That’s how today’s card came about.

I stamped and heat embossed images from Java Joe’s on Bristol Smooth cardstock and watercolored them with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next, I blended distress oxide inks on a panel and spritzed it with water. I flicked some gold watercolor across it and left it to dry.

Once it was dry, I trimmed it to A2 size and used my images as a guide where to stamp my sentiment. I used the MISTI to stamp it with VersaFine ink so it gave a really good impression over the distress oxides. Then I added foam squares to my images and plopped them in place.

For finishing touches I just glued down a scattering of black rhinestones from the Twiddler’s Nook shop.

I just love all the texture this card has between the watercolor and ink blending. It’s so great!

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Java Joe’s stamps
Distress Oxide Ink –
Twiddler’s Nook Flat Back Rhinestone Mix – black
iCraft Ultra Bond liquid adhesive
Foam squares

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

Twiddler’s Nook Shop – Labor Day SALE

Hey there friends!!! Just popping in to let you know that we’re having a sale this weekend in the Twiddler’s Nook Shop! We’re offering 20% off your entire purchase from today through Monday, Sept. 6. Also, if you spend over $35 you get free shipping too!

For a bit of added fun this weekend, if you type the word “dinglehopper” in the notes to the seller portion at checkout I will add an extra surprise in your package! Click HERE to head to the shop and look around.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Enjoy that last bit of summer before the kiddos head back to school if they haven’t already or maybe get a little extra crafting in.

Crafty hugs my friends!

I appreciate your support more than you all know!!! Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Trick or Treat Photo Booth Strip

Hello everyone! I’m popping in with a fun card featuring some adorable Halloween critters from Miss Ink Stamps. I got this set last year and love it so much! I was super happy to be able to pull it out again and ink it up.

Today I’ve paired it with some great ink blending and an MFT Stamps photo booth strip die for a fun design element.

I started by stamping and coloring the critters from Boo Crew with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Next, I cut the photo booth strip die from orange cardstock and inked the edges up with black soot distress ink. Then I cut a black panel slightly smaller than that and flicked some pearl and gold watercolor on it. Once it was dry I glued the two together and added my critters to it.

Next, I ink blended a panel with distress oxides in wilted violet, seedless preserves and twisted citron. Then I spritzed the panel with water and flicked some watered down black paint on it too. Once the panel was dry I die cut it with a Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Edge Rectangle die. I adhered the panel to a card base and then popped the photo booth strip up with foam tape.

Last, I stamped a few sentiments from the set on a strip of cardstock and trimmed them apart. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam strips to adhere them in place. For finishing touches I adhered a scattering of glow-in-the-dark stars from Twiddler’s Nook and added a little glossy accents to the critters eyes.

Products used on today’s card:
Miss Ink Stamps Boo Crew
MFT Stamps Photo Booth Strip die
Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Distress Oxide Ink – twisted citron, wilted violet, seedless preserves
Distress Ink – black soot

Glossy accents
Twiddler’s Nook Glow in the Dark Stars and Moons clay embellishment mix

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