Mermaid Card


Today I showcasing the “Mermaid Kisses” stamp set, one of my favorite from the new release at Trinity Stamps as well as the Ocean Builder stencil set and the Ocean Reef Builder Stamp set.

First I cut an A2 sized panel I had ink blended with a custom oxide distress ink color that I made.  I used the Ocean Builder stencil in several ways: with versamark ink and heat embossed with beach embellishment powder on the very bottom, followed by versamark ink and wow powder. The bubbles on the top were made using the stencil and nuvo paste.


Then I stamped, die cut and copic colored images from the Mermaid Kisses and Ocean Reef Builder stamp sets. Finally I added a border of sparkle paper.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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Trinity Stamps 1st Birthday Celebration/Release Day!

Welcome to the Trinity Stamps 1st Birthday blog hop!  If you have come from the lovely Carly Tee, you are in the right place!  First of all:



I am so excited and honored to be a part of this special blog hop and show some of the amazing products that are part of this release! One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity Gift Card and Birthday Surprise Gift. Leave a comment on all the blog stops for a chance to win!

Before I get to my project, the release is now live in the shop and there is a huge special promotion:

Every purchase made in our shop the customers will receive a cake smash sprinkle mix and a mini balloon die. Orders $50 or more will also get our 3×3 Kind One Senti-mini stamp set in addition to the sprinkles and die. Orders totaling $99 or more get all three of those items plus the Kind one die set. 

Now to the project- I wanted to make an extra special crazy- kind of interactive card: a shaker card with a diy reveal wheel in one!  The lovely “Oracle Octopus” stamp and die set lent itself so well to this idea, since there are several images to place in the oracle globe.


To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 panel size from colored cardstock and a circle (3 inch diameter) from plain cardstock. I placed the oracle octopus on the front and the circle on the back of the panel to figure out how to leave enough room for the circle to rotate and still have enough room for a shaker background.  Once I had figured this out, I fussy cut part of the panel off to allow for the shaker background, but so that the reveal wheel was hidden.  I left enough room to place double-sided foam pieces around the circle to not hinder the movement of the wheel and continued around the border (pieces were about 1/4 inch in size).  I added a piece of acetate to the foam and then the top panel on top. This created an area to contain the confetti (Caribbean Ocean Confetti Mix).
  2. I cut a 5 and 1/8 inch by 1 and 1/2 inch panel which was heat embossed with sand embossing powder (from Hero Arts).  I stamped several images on the circle and copic colored them.  Finally I stamped, die cut and copic colored each of the images on Neenah solar white cardstock and placed them as shown on the image.

Thank you so much for stopping by and scroll down below to continue on the blog hop! One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity Gift Card and Birthday Surprise Gift. Leave a comment on all the blog stops for a chance to win!

Every purchase made in our shop the customers will receive a cake smash sprinkle mix and a mini balloon die. Orders $50 or more will also get our 3×3 Kind One Senti-mini stamp set in addition to the sprinkles and die. Orders totaling $99 or more get all three of those items plus the Kind one die set. 


Stamp sets:  Oracle Octopus stamp set and Ocean Reef Builder stamp set
Dies: Oracle Octopus die and Ocean Reef Builder die set
Miss Ink Stamps

Bubble Wiper Card


I have long wanted to make a wiper card, especially after seeing all the amazing inspiration from fellow team member Ali Farmer, her lovely video is here. I love all interactive cards and I feel the more kinds I make, the better I’ll become and hopefully I’ll design some of my own types hopefully.  I didn’t own a “wiper” die when I made this, I simply looked at several videos and made my own.

  1. Cut one panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 4.25 (height) inches.  Along the 7.5 length, score at 5.5 inches and again at 6.5 inches.  Make a mountain fold with the folds on this panel.  I blended a custom color of distress oxide ink that I had made (a few drops of mowed lawn added to a lot of broken china) with a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and the Blendability brushes from Trinity Stamps.
  2. I cut a second panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 3 inches (height).  I blended the entire panel with Distress Oxide ink “Mowed Lawn” with the use of the Trinity Blendability brushes.  I then die cut the entire panel multiple times with a grass die that I had (I used Lawn Fawn, but please use any company’s) and then scored the panel along the length at 1 inch and then 2 inches.
  3. I prepared the wiper mechanism by cutting a 1 inch by 1/2 inch rectangle and then scored and folded the rectangle as shown belowIMG_3712.jpg
  4. I cut a 3 inch by 1/2 inch piece of acetate which I stapled to a one side with the corner folded down.  The other scored side was adhered to the back of the grass.  I checked that the wiper mechanism worked before continuing on with the card.
  5. Finally I stamped images and a sentiment from the Bubbles stamp set and copic colored them before adhering them to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will try to make a wiper card!


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Happy Mail Magic Slider



Hello everyone!  Today I’m here with another interactive card, a magic slider card that needs no fancy dies!  I learned how to make this card at Creativation this year in an Advanced Chibitronics card class taught by the amazing and funny Leslie Orman (Owner of Heffy Doodle Stamps).  Here is a video of the card that we made. I decided I wanted to make one without the chibitronics today.    It is such a fun card to make because you truly can use whatever you have on hand, even if you don’t have a circle die.

  1. Cut an 8.5 inch by 4.25 inch panel and make a crease at 4.5 inch mark. Cut an 8 inch by 4.25 inch panel and make a crease at the 5.5 inch mark. Finally cut a 5.75 inch by 4.25 inch panel and crease at the 5.5 inch mark.  I used Neenah white cardstock for all the panels.  Cut two circles 1/2 inch from both ends of first panel (8.5 by 4.25 panel).  Cut one circle 1/2 inch from the second panel ( front bottom).  My circles are 2.25 inch diameter- anything that size or smaller is ideal.  See the photo below:IMG_3752IMG_3755
  2. Adhere the panels (first and second) with the circles at the bottom only so that they line up.  Adhere the last panel (#3)  to panel (#1) as shown in the photo below:  This is probably best seen in a video and I’ll make sure to make a video in the future.IMG_3757
  3. I did some simple stamping with Gina K black amalgam ink using the Mr. Snailman stamp set in the spots where the circles line up, followed by some simple copic coloring.  I used some glitter paste for the present and the heart and adorned the front of the card with Berry Blue Jelly Drop Hearts from the Trinity store as well as the die cut Happy and the die cut Hello (both with their shadow dies).

Thank you for stopping by!


Miss Ink Stamps

Pendulum rocker coffee card


I love interactive cards, even though I admittedly always have a hard time making them the first time. I persist though, because I think they are just so much fun!  Today’s card comes after seeing an amazing pendulum card rocker card from Amanda at Pear Blossom Press; her video is very thorough and I encourage you to watch it here. I will succinctly detail the how-to below and here is a brief video I made on how the card works.

  1. Two circles (5 inch diameter) were cut out of heavy weight cardstock (110 lb) with a Brother scan n cut (I don’t have a 5 inch circle die) and scored down the middle.  One circle was folded with a very soft fold along the score line (do not do a hard crease) and then the front bottom half was brush blended with tattered rose Distress Oxide ink using a Trinity Stamps blendability brush.  With a craft knife cut an inch slit in the middle of this circle. Set aside.
  2. I heat embossed the caffeine molecular symbol from the Brewtiful Stamp set with clear embossing powder on Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles yellow cardstock and then adhered to the second circle. On the lower half of the second circle (with the adhered cardstock), put a generous layer of double sided adhesive foam before adhering to the back part of the first circle (which has been folded over and ink blended).  Having a foam layer allows the pendulum mechanism to freely move, which would not occur if you simply glued the 2 circles together.
  3. I stamped all the images with Gina K black amalgam ink and cut all the images by hand. I kept the copic coloring of the images very basic, flowers (E000, R00, C0), coffee cup and berries (R32, R30 & R00) and the leaves (G46, G43). The sentiment and coffee steam from the Brewtiful Stamp set were heat embossed with Wow Metallic Copper embossing powder on heavy weight vellum and cut by hand.  I also cut a small part of a doily and placed it on front of a small rectangular panel of the same Lawn Fawn cardstock.
  4. The pendulum mechanism is simply a penny hot glued to a thin rectangular strip of paper which is first threaded through the slit and then adhered to a circle.    Thereafter adhere the coffee cup image to the circle in the middle of the card.  Place some double sided adhesive foam on the rectangle panel with the doily to again give the pendulum mechanism the ability to work.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the pendulum rocker card- I will definitely be making one of these again in the near future!

Thank you for stopping by!


Trinity Stamps

Birthday Tunnel Pop Up Card



Hello!  Today I am making a card based on a design by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire.  She published a blog post a few months ago about making a tunnel pop-up card that I had to try.  Here is her blog post with the accompanying video on how to make the basic dimensions of the card.

  1. I cut two 5 and 1/2 inch by 8.5 panels out of a 110 lb cardstock.  The first panel I scored at the 4 and 1/4 inch length to form an A2 card base, after which 1/2 inch was cut off the back panel (the missing 1/2 inch accommodates the inside tunnel shadow box portion so that it can fold flat and still fit an A2 envelope.  The second 5.5 by 8.5 inch panel will form the shadowbox portion of the card- score at 1/2 inch, 4.25 inches and 4.75 inches and fold along the score lines. Finally one piece of 5.5 by 4.25 piece of cardstock was scored at 1/4 inch on either side (will be the middle panel).  I die cut a rectangle in the box portion and a smaller rectangle in the middle panel (see photo below).IMG_3660
  2. I used tumbled glass distress oxide ink with the Trinity Blendabilities brush to color the sides of the shadowbox and a small 5 inch by 3.75 inch panel that was adhered to the back wall of the shadowbox.  I used mowed lawn distress oxide ink to color a panel which I then die cut with Castle Scene Builder Die set to create 3 panels of green lawn and adhered them on the three layers that make the tunnel portion of the shadowbox card.
  3. A made a rainbow using the Rainbow die set and various colors of cardstock.  Clouds were die cut from the Cloudy Day A2 Card Scene Builder Die set.IMG_3661
  4. It was time to adhere all the panels together- Jennifer McGuire shows best how to do this in her video.  I adhered everything with 1/8 inch double sided adhesive tape.
  5. I stamped, die cut and copic colored many images from the Rhino Bird Day Stamp set and die set.
  6. Finally I adhered all the images on the inside of the card with Gina K Connect Glue. For the front of the card, I die cut a panel and used a stencil from Honey Bee with some Creative Expressions Glitter Kiss (color is “Frosty Sparkle Kiss”) paste to create a focal point and placed confetti (Trinity Stamps hawaiian shores opal sheen confetti).  I stamped and die cut the words “Happy Birthday” from the Let Love Grow Stamp set.

Thank you so much for stopping by!