Trinity Stamps

Hang in there card.


Welcome, Christine here, I have a sneak peek for you for Trinity Stamps’ upcoming release this Friday!  This is such a fun release and I’m thrilled that there are more slimline dies!!!!  Woo Hoo! Today I’m featuring the Hang in There stamp & die as well as the new Living Room Scene Builder Slimline dies!


So the Living Room Scene Builder Slimline dies are made for doing a horizontal slimline scene, but I wanted to use them with the Hang in There stamp & die and the shirts don’t fit on a horizontal slimline- only on a vertical slimline and an A2 and 4 bar card size.  I die cut the floor and partial wall with Living Room Scene Builder Slimline dies using Neenah 110lb cardstock in solar white, and ink blended Brushed Corduroy distress ink onto the “floor” portion.  I cut the wall trim and adhered it as well onto the card.

I used some of the die cuts from the Living Room Scene Builder Slimline dies, namely the plants and pots (they were quickly copic colored) and long strip that I cut down to size to use as a bar for hanging the shirts.  I die cut “sending hugs” from the Sending Hugs die set and cut some wall paper with the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set– the wonderful thing is that you can use any patterned paper for the wall paper!


I die cut two t-shirts and a rainbow from the Hang in There stamp & die and did some simple copic coloring.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you like my sneak peek!

Miss Ink Stamps

Caterpillar Birthday

Hello everyone, Christine here, with a simple birthday card using the Smokin Caterpillars stamp, the Punny Farm Pigs stamp, the Streamers Coordinating Die set and a lot of glitter.  Is there such a thing as too much glitter? Perhaps I reached the threshold level here, but I love having some on every card!

To make this card I used the new speckled egg distress oxide ink (my favorite blue) and ink blended a circle of color onto some Neenah 110 lb cardstock in solar white that had been die cut with a rectangle die.  I then applied some Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Sparkle paste in Frosty Sparkle over the circle and set it aside to dry.


I die cut the celebrate word out of gold cardstock that I had in my stash and the larger shadow piece out of 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock with the Streamers Coordinating Die set . They were glued together with connect glue (Gina K).

I colored all the images from the Smokin Caterpillars stamp and the Punny Farm Pigs stamp with copics. The balloons and cake were colored with Y21 and R30; I added the same glitter paste that I used on the background panel to the balloons and set those aside to dry.  I used V20 and V22 on the caterpillar and mushrooms and added some white gel dots.  I used G46 and G43 for the foliage.  I then adhered everything in place firmly with Gina K connect glue once I liked the placement.

Thank you so much for stopping by- I wish you a crafty afternoon!



Coffee Loving Cardmakers

New Design Team- Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello dear coffee-loving crafters! I am so thrilled to be joining the CLC DT! I truly love this group- all the caffeine-filled goodness on the blog and Facebook group perk me up as much as coffee does!

A little bit about myself, I am originally from New York, but I live currently in North Carolina with my hubs, teenage daughter and 2 doggies. I love coffee, drink several cups a day and collect coffee stamps (many of which are not for cardmaking). My daughter and I have always done arts and crafts but my love for paper originally comes from origami. I have also done scrapbooking, but fell in love with cardmaking about 3 years ago.  I particularly love interactive and slimline cards and will try my best to make as many as I can.

Here are a few cards that I made for CLC as a guest:





Thank you so much for having me on the DT CLC- I am so thrilled to be here!


Slimline Birthday Cake

Hi everyone!  Today I’m playing along with Davina’s Crafty Troop Challenge for July, which is a sketch challenge!  I’ve been wanting to use the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set for a while and I decided it needed some added cuteness, so I paired it with the You Lift Me Up stamp & die.

I love vanilla cake and only after making this card, did I realize how I must have subconsciously channeled Mirella’s beautiful slimline cake card from a week ago!  I do naturally gravitate to yellows & pinks and those are pretty much my go to colors for cake.   I love to have glitter on my projects and when I didn’t have my own pink glitter paper, I decided to make my own.  First I die cut cardstock with the frosting die from the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set and then die cut it again with one of the dies from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set.  I then added a thin layer of Gina K connect glue before covering it with Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.  I only used this option because it was all I had- I didn’t have glitter embossing powder (which I would have preferred to use!


To make the rest of the cake, I cut an 8 inch by 3 inch panel out of yellow Speckled cardstock by Lawn Fawn and speckled it further with gold acrylic paint. The Happy Birthday sentiment, squiggle line and candles were cut with dies in the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set.  I placed all of this on an 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch slimline card base that had been ink blended with distress ink spun sugar.

I die cut the sweet bear from the You Lift Me Up stamp & die and gave him some balloons from the Shellabration stamp & die set. The bear was colored with some Stampin Up markers and the balloons were copic colored very simply.  Finally, I added some yellow sequins to create some extra shine and interest in the cake layers.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Miss Ink Stamps

Bright Side card


Hello there, I have a new technique for you today, watercolor painting on black watercolor paper.  I love galaxy backgrounds and wanted to see if I could make one so that I could use the lovely sentiment in the In The Dark stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  I added my favorite stamp set from the collection the Alice stamp to create a comforting scene.

Recently, 100% recycled black watercolor paper came out (Hero Arts) and I tried to make a little time to try it out.  I tried distress oxide inks, gouache paint and pearl watercolors from Kuretake.  Unfortunately the distress oxide inks looked extremely faded, but the gouache paint and the pearl watercolors worked well!  Today I’m only sharing the gem watercolor panel I made.  I hope to do a video at some point for Miss Ink recreating this card.

I used the yellow, purple & blue gem colors with a lot of water onto dry watercolor paper; below is a perfect comparison of the before and after. In retrospect, I think that I should have a few more black spaces, but I know that now for next time!  I then spritzed the entire panel with more pearl powder in water (self made) and using my brush, blended all the edges of the colors together to create a seemless look.  I set the panel to the side to dry for a few hours and then splattered white acrylic paint onto it and then let it dry again before die cutting it with a rectangle stitched die (Lawn Fawn).


Next I stamped onto navy cardstock the sentiment from the In The Dark stamp set with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K white embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment with another rectangle stitched die that I had and adhered it onto the watercolor panel.  I chose to use the same color cardstock as the background panel of the card and adhered the watercolor panel onto it.

I die cut a dark green cardstock with the same stitched rectangle panel as I had used for the watercolor panel; this was then cut with a grass border that I had in my stash.  I stamped and fussy cut Alice and the cheshire cat from the Alice stamp set and then simply colored with in with copics (Y21, YR21, B63, B60 for Alice and R00 & V22 for the cat).

Thank you so much for stopping by- I wish you a crafty day!


Miss Ink Stamps

How are you dodoing?

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Today I have a very simple card with the adorable Miss Ink Stamps Dodo stamp set. The most difficult part of the card was figuring out how to best create a mirror image of the Dodo so as to have them facing each other.

After trying a few ways, the way that I found easiest and produced the cleanest image was to use my Waffle Flower Media Mat.  Simply stamp the image onto the mat, and then place the cardstock on top of the image and rub the paper to pick up the ink, while making sure that you don’t move the paper and get a smudged image.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I definitely did not do a perfect stamp each time, but thats why I always do multiple stamping of the same image.  I did some simple coloring with some Stampin Up markers.

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To create the background, I knew that I wanted a simple background die to create an impression (die is from Concord & 9th).  I decided to ink blend on top of the impressed image with distress oxide ink in dried marigold & tattered rose. I tried to use very little ink, as I mostly wanted it to catch in the edges of the design.  I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in gold, some sequins, some pink Watercolor Butterflies and a banner stamped with the sentiment from the Dodo stamp set.

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Thank you so much for stopping by- have a wonderful day!

Trinity Stamps

Slimline Sub card

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Today I have a slimline using products from the brand new release: the Waving Hello stencil and the Shark Bait stamp & die set. I was so inspired by Davina’s recent slimline using the Shark Bait stamp set and I wanted to turn it into a fun reveal wheel card.

First I used the Waving Hello stencil and ink blended distress oxide ink mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass onto the 110 lb Neenah cardstock with the blending buddy. I added glitter paste on top of the mermaid distress ink to add a little interest.  I let this dry for several hours before cutting it and some navy cardstock with the Slimline Card Series: Frame and Fold Die Set.

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Finally I die cut all the images from the Shark Bait stamp set, did some simple copic coloring, and spent a fair amount of time organizing everything before finally adhering everything in place.  I used Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel to create the spinner card of the submarine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!