Miss Ink Stamps

Dee & Dum Pendulum Card


I love making interactive cards and today I used the Smokin Caterpillars and Dee and Dum stamp sets to create a pendulum card.

To make the card:

  1. One circle was cut out of heavy weight cardstock (110 lb), acetate and foam with a 5 inch circle die and scored down the middle.  I used a craft knife cut an inch slit in the middle of this circle. I also die cut some grassy half circles out of green cardstock.
  2. I first adhered the grass layers together, then to a foam layer, then to the card base, then to another foam layer and then the acetate.  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 kept the copic coloring of the images very basic, the leaves (G46, G43) and the mushrooms (W3, W00). The sentiment and images are from the Smokin Caterpillars and Dee and Dum Stamp sets.
  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 Dee & Dum 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.


Thank you for stopping by!

Trinity Stamps

Wish You Were Here Postcard


Today I am showcasing one stand-alone stamp set, one stand-alone die set and 3 stamp sets with coordinating dies to make this acetate “post”card.  The stand-alone die set is called Slimline Series: Wonky Stitched Wilderness is a wonderful edition to the slimline series with mountains. The stand-alone stamp set is A Sentiment for (almost) Everything4×8 Stamp Set- an amazing set that truly has everything you could need for a card. The coordinating stamp/die sets are Unbelievablea 3×4 Stamp Set designed by Davina Cantrell that has an adorable Sasquatch character. Another coordinating stamp/die sets are Hugs & Squishes– a 3×4 Stamp Set designed by Davina Cantrell that has an adorable swamp monster. The final stamp/die set is called Crafty Post Stamp & Die Set, and it allows you to make an actual postcard with lots of adorable details.

To make the card, I took a 11inch by 4.24 inch panel of acetate (Lawn Fawn) and scored it down the middle to make an A2 side opening card.  I die cut the 2 post cards and stamps from Neenah white solar cardstock and blue cardstock.


I die cut mountains, trees and the snow caps from the Slimline Series: Wonky Stitched Wilderness, which I placed on top of the panel that I had ink blended with distress ink. I then copic colored the adorable Sasquatch & swamp monster with some footprints.  I added another postcard on the inside of the card behind the one on the front panel.  This one had the added details of the address label, stamp and postage cancelation.


On the inside of the card, I added a panel for writing a message to the recipient.

I hope that you like this little project- I definitely enjoyed making it!

Thank you for stopping by.


Miss Ink Stamps

Painting the Roses Red Card


Hi there, Christine here.  I have a small interactive card to share today that uses the Painting the Roses stamp set, Queen of Hearts stamp set, the Pick a Card Stencil with some Roses are Red embellishments sprinkled on the front.

I first ink blended brick red distress oxide ink over the stencil onto Neenah 110 lb cardstock and then spread glitter paste over the same area.  It takes a while to dry, I left it  for most of the day to dry.  I then cut up the cardstock so that it would fit on the front of the card.

I spent a lot of time coloring the images with copic markers.  I essentially kept the tones of red by using R46, R22 and R35, blending them with care and then adding some white gel pen marks. I colored the grass and bushes with YG61 & YG67 and the paint cans with N2 & N4. The inside of the card has the bushes attached with some tabs and I adhered everything with double sided adhesive tape.  The roses were adhered with Gina K connect glue.

CBKApr19-1Miss Ink Stamps is having a sale here!  They have marked down several of the punny, funny sets and added the first ever Grab Bags that let you get a variety of fun Miss Ink products at a steep discount.  You can get over $60 worth of products for only $25.  The Alice Collection bundles have been very popular, so they have added a few more if you’d like to get the entire collection at a discounted price.  Sale ends Monday, 11:59 pm CT, grab bags are while supplies last, no coupons necessary.

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Thank you for stopping by!  Having a great day!


Catherine Pooler, Trinity Stamps

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop

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Welcome to the #SpreadJoyNotGerms blog hop, if you have come from Kim Klinkovsky’s blog at My Kraft Kloset you are in the right place! Thank you for stopping here in my little crafty corner, today I have 2 cards using the new Trinity Stamps release and the new-ish Miss Ink Stamps release.

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First up I have a slimline galaxy card using Trinity Stamps products.  For this card I used the Otter Space stamp and die, Slimline Wonky Stitched Wilderness die set, Make-A-Shaceship die set, Crater Layer Stencil, and Slimline Space Swirl Stencil.

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My next card uses the new Alice collection from Miss Ink Stamps.  This is a slimline card using the Tea Party stamp and the Madness stamp sets to create an acceptable social distancing tea party minus the face masks.  By the way, Miss Ink Stamps has put up a new sale section, including grab bags (!!!!) right here.


*****BLOG HOP*****

The next stop on the blog hop is on Michelle Wallace’s blog here.
* I’m representing Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps
* Catherine Pooler blog hop post (for full details and hop list) here.
* Hedgehog Hollow blog hop post (for full details and hop list) here.


THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

  • Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs
  • Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
  • CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
  • Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store
  • Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
  • Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
  • The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
  • Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
  • Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
  • Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate
  • Brutus Monroe – $50 GC
  • STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
  • Trinity Stamps- $25 Gift Certificate
  • WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe
  • Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
  • Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
  • Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
  • Beacon – Product gift bag
  • Artesprix – Getting Started Kit
  • iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate
  • Joy Clair – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
  • Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
  • You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate
  • Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates
  • Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate

Thank you for stopping by- have a wonderful day!!!  #spreadjoynotgerms

Miss Ink Stamps

Down a Tunnel Card


Welcome!  Today I’m making a tunnel card to add even more dimension to using the Rabbit Hole Stencil.  It has been a little while since I made a tunnel card, but they are so much fun to make and I think the results are worth the effort!  I paired the stencil with the Alice stamp set– I hope you will like it!

This card does take a little while to make.  I first blended distress ink oxide in Stormy Sky over the Rabbit Hole Stencil onto Neenah 110lb cardstock (6 inch by 6 inch piece) and right afterward used Couture Creations glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss.  After you have put the paste on you can remove the stencil; make sure to clean it right away, otherwise it will leave a not-so-lovely mess!  I let my background die for several hours before using it!

To prepare the tunnel card, 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 larger circle in the box portion and a smaller circle in the middle panel (see photo below).

Once the background swirl was dry, I die cut it with the same circle I used to cut the panels and arranged those pieces so that they showed the swirl in a continuous pattern.


It was time to adhere all the panels together- Jennifer McGuire shows best how to do this in a video she made last year (search for tunnel card).  I adhered everything with 1/8 inch double sided adhesive tape.

I copic colored Alice, the cookies, beverage and the white rabbit and adhered them and the sentiment from the Alice stamp set to the card and added a few sequins as a final touch.  The front of the card features the white rabbit with circles from the die cuts I made as well as a larger circle cut from glitter paper.

Thank you for stopping by- I hope that you have a great day!



Trinity Stamps

Dir-Tea Easter Bunny Card


Are you excited about Trinity Stamps new release?  This is a super big release with so many exciting stamps & dies- I was thrilled when I saw all the new products- and you won’t have to wait much longer- everything will be released this Friday, April 10th!

Today I’m giving you a sneak peek of some of the new products that will be released this Friday April 10th!  I used the stand-alone stamp set A Sentiment for (almost) Everything, the stand-alone die sets: 4-Bar Card Die Set and Starry Skies Coverplate Die and the stamp with coordinating die: Dir-Tea Bunny stamp & die.

First I die cut a regular A2 card base and a card base with the Coffee Mug Card die out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock and then die cut a background with the Starry Skies Coverplate.  I ink blended Distress Oxide Ink scattered straw with my Blending Buddy on the die cut background of both card bases- it accentuates the die cuts even more!


The 4-Bar Card Die Set is a set that can cut 4 different panels and a bunch of little accents for the card (including a bookmark/tag!) so I die cut a panel out of yellow cardstock and a scalloped panel out of the ink blended starry background to create dimension and interest.

I stamped, die cut and copic colored the bunny and coffee mug from the Dir-Tea Bunny stamp & die- if you love coffee or tea, this stamp set is for you- there are so many sentiments that you can stamp on the mug!


I have limited copics, so I often have to blend multiple colors together to create a look that I like, I kept the color on the bunny very simple as you can see!  I used R00 and R20 copics for the mug.  A balloon die in the soon to be released Unbelievable stamp & die set worked as an egg!  I simply cut the string portion off, colored it with R00 and R20 and voila- an easter egg!  The sentiments are from the A Sentiment for (almost) Everything stamp set, die cut with the banner from the 4-Bar Card Die Set and propped up with some foam dots on the back for extra dimension.  A few sequins rounded out the design.


Thank you for stopping by- I hope you will love the release as much as I do!

Miss Ink Stamps

Dee & Dum Spinner Card


I have wanted to make a spinner card for a long time and the Dee and Dum stamp set is so symmetrical that it made the perfect image to use as the spinner component.  I used the Forest Path stamp as the backdrop for Dee & Dum.

To make the card, I first stamped Dee and Dum several times onto Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and cut them with my Brother Scan n Cut2.  I copic colored both images the same, put double adhesive tape on one of the images, placed elastic string (used for making jewelry) on top and then glued the other image on top of it.


I had 2 A2 sideways opening cards, as you sandwich one within the other, so that you make a trifold opening card. I die cut a circle in what would be the front of the card and then die cut a circle (use any die you have) through an A2 panel to cover up the string on the inside of the card.  It just makes everything neater!


I stamped the Forest Path scene on the front of the other A2 card base (upside down) so that it opens in reverse- that creates the trifold effect.  I then glued the back of the first card base (with Dee and Dum) to the back of the other card base (with the Forest Path scene).  I spent most of my time copic coloring the Forest Path and recoloring areas, such that there are multiple layers of color on the trees and grass.  I don’t have a lot of experience coloring nature scenes, so I kept going over and over areas until I was satisfied with how it looked.  In the past, I’ve even had to start over!  Don’t be afraid if you color an area and aren’t happy with how it looks, copic coloring is very forgiving and often you can color over it to create a look you are happy with.

I hope that you will try to make a spinner trifold card- you truly don’t need any special materials, just an image that is reasonably symmetrical.

Thank you for stopping by!