December Daily, Trinity Stamps

December Album with Trinity Stamps

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Today I’m on the Trinity Stamps YouTube Channel with day 1 of an annual album I do each December.  The premise of this is to journal & document each day of the Christmas season (Dec 1 until the the 25th).  I have done this project for the last 7 years and I love it.  I’m not entirely sure whose idea this originally belonged to, but 2 creative ladies lead this project in their own way each year.  Ali Edwards does a December Daily and Shimelle Laine does a Journal Your Christmas.

Having done an album for the last 7 years, I have my own way that I tend to make my album.  I am more laid back about documenting each day, often we are so busy that I will just put some Christmas cards from beloved family members in a certain day if there is really nothing Christmas-sy to document.  I also don’t journal as much, and usually let the photos do the “talking” and just a few thoughts written down.

Today I’m showing Day 1 of the album during which my daughter received her Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar- we were both so excited to get this calendar, so I wanted to document it on Day 1 with the lovely Trinity Stamps stamp set Magical Wizards.  The video shows how I set up my days and how I prepared day 1 of December.

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Winter Coffee Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the 2018 Winter Coffee Blog Hop!  It was a no-brainer that I had to make a Christmas card with coffee cups. I happened upon a Starbucks image that is being used in their lastest sweepstakes, and used it for inspiration for the card I made.

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Even though I am a Dunkin’ girl, I love all of the images & art that Starbucks tends to use for their advertising.

I used the fun Coffee with Character, Winter Botanical, and Magical Sentiments stamp sets.  Did you know that the Magical sentiments not only has phrases that pertain to our favorite Wizard & Muggles, but also holiday sentiments?  The lovely glitter sequins (red & gold) and white sequins, and so much much more are available in the Trinity Shop.

I die cut a snow globe (Trinity does not have one, but multiple companies out there do- use whatever you have!)  I copic colored stamped images from Winter Botanicals, and stamped “Happy Christmas” on a die cut banner (banners available from different companies- or make your own!).  I put a sheet of acetate in the frame, followed by double sided adhesive foam with a flurry mix from Trinity Stamps to create the inside of the snowglobe. Finally I cut up some puffy stickers from Crate Paper’s Merry Days scrapbook line to add a little metallic interest and dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: (non-affliated links used)

Sequins: Trinity Stamps tree trimmings mix, Trinity Stamps Flurries Shaker Mix

Stamps:  Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical, Trinity Stamp Magical Sentiments, Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character

Embellishments:  Crate Paper Merry Days Puffy Stickers


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Trinity Stamps Scenic Paper Lantern Card

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I have a video up on the Trinity Stamps YouTube today showing how to integrate a scenic paper lantern into a card.  The final product is a paper lantern folded and adhered to an A2 card base. I used a tea candle to light the inside of the lantern, but it could easily have accommodated a much larger candle.

This card requires 2 sheets of 80-110 lb heavy cardstock- I used a woodgrain embossed heavy cardstock from Lawn Fawn.  Use one sheet to create an A2 card base.  The other sheet should be cut in half width wise to have 2 sheets of 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels.  Likewise, a sheet of heavy weight vellum (I purchased some from Bazzill) was cut into 2 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels; the heavy weight vellum allowed me to heat emboss the adorable sentiment.


I die cut a window large enough to see the entire sentiment of the stamp in 3 of the 4 (4 inch sections of both panels). Overlap the duplicate panels together with the 1/2 inch side flaps (you might need to trim them down so they are not visible) and adhere with double stick adhesive tape (I avoided using glue as I didn’t want the paper to warp).

Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink to the vellum panel that will feature the sentiment, apply your favorite embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed the sentiment to a panel that I adhered to the front of the A2 card base.  Decorate as you wish (I die cut a hill and trees from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set) and adhere to the card base inside the card.

In retrospect, I made the paper lantern large to fit the sentiment, but it made it more complicated as a result of it’s sheer size. I’m going to make a smaller one inside a card soon and will post the information here.

Supplies: all non-affliate links used

Paper: Lawn Fawn woodgrain cardstock, Bazzill Basics 40lb vellum,

Dies: Trinity Stamps Castle Builder Die,

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Trinity Stamps Winter Release- Chibitronics Shaker Card

Welcome back!  Trinity Stamps is still celebrating their new winter release– the celebrations continue on Monday! Today I’m sharing details of how I made the card I shared yesterday. I used the Magical Wizards and Seasonal Silhouette stamp sets, along with Chibitronics, to create an interactive card that can be displayed.  All the details are in the video that I have posted here.



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Hope you will watch my video- thank you for stopping by!

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Trinity Stamps Winter 2018 Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the Trinity Stamps Blog Hop Release Day!  So excited to show you some of the new products that are being released today. There are so many awesome stamp sets and dies (7 stamp sets & 7 dies)- with something for everyone!  If you are a Harry Potter fan, you are particularly lucky today, there are 3 stamp sets & 1 die set.

I used the Magical Wizards and Seasonal Silhouette stamp sets, along with Chibitronics, to create an interactive card that can be displayed.

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I wanted to make a shaker card that also lit up- kind of crazy- I know. So I decided to use Chibitronics to create a circuit within the card that lights up the star on the Christmas tree when you press on the area that houses the battery.  I left the connection very loose within the battery compartment, so that the battery would only be “on” position when you actually press down.  Pressing down enable the battery to touch all the copper tape and complete the circuit.  I’ll have a video on YouTube showing exactly how I made this!

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Trinity Stamps Blog Hop line-up

Christine Kirch  (you are here!)

Donna Lewis

Jo Herbert

Judy Rozema

Karen Reategui

Kimberly Wiener

Sindhu Jay

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win the Trinity giveaway (five winners will receive a prize pack valued at over $25 each). Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog on November 10th.



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Trinity Stamps sneak peek!

I am beyond excited to share a card I made several stamp sets & die set from Trinity Stamps new release. The release will go live next Saturday, Nov 2nd. This week’s video shows how to make a simple slider card without any special dies.  You can find it on YouTube here.
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My video for next week will show more of the stamp sets- so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!