Trinity Stamps

Potions Master Bookmark

Hello there! Ever since I saw the new release, I knew that I wanted to make a custom bookmark using the new Potions Master stamp & die with the Tall Tales stamp & die set. The Potions Master stamp set was illustrated by the amazing Davina Cantrell and the Tall Tales stamp was illustrated by Christie Black, but I felt that they totally worked together. I also used the new Slimline Paper Pad- Autumn Rainbow to bring the card together.

To make the card, I first die cut a purple striped cardstock piece from the Slimline Paper Pad- Autumn Rainbow with the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set, and then a smaller piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock with a smaller rectangle from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows and then embossed it with the Starry Skies Coverplate die. I knew that I wanted purple to be the main color of the card, so I ink blended distress ink in dusty concord with my Blending Buddy by using a heavy hand. I splashed drops of diluted gold acrylic paint and white acrylic paint all over the panel before I die cut it further with the bookmark die from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope die (now called a mini slimline).

It is truly easy to make an elongated bookmark. You simply do a partial die cut using one end of the die and then turn over the paper to cut and do a partial die with the other end of the die. As you can see in the photo below- the bookmark die was used, even though it is shorter than the final bookmark! I put purple and green ribbons at the top of the bookmark to signify the Potion Master affiliation with a certain House.

Finally I stamped and die cut all the images and sentiments from the Potions Master stamp & die with the Tall Tales stamp & die set. I truly love the sentiment and thought it would be perfect on a bookmark! All the images were stamped with Memento ink in tuxedo black onto Neenah 110lb cardstock in solar white. I used whatever copics I had in blues, purples and greens- sometimes I colored them over each other to create new colors- so use whatever you have! Finally I added embellishments from the Golden Stardust – Mixed Star Embellishment mix to add more interest to the background.

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


Bundles of Hugs Card

Today I have an interactive slimline card that I’m entering into the 2020 Card Design Superstar-Innovation Master. I used the My Favorite Things Snow Buddies stamp set with the interactive die Meet Me in the Middle die.
I stamped all the images with Memento tuxedo black ink and did simple copic coloring. I use Sandy Allnock’s style of coloring snow with copic colors to make the snow drifts. I die cut all the parts for the Meet Me in the Middle interactive mechanism out of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I then just placed all the images in a pleasing arrangement that allow the snowman and doggy to make snow angels.

I hope that you like the card- thank you for stopping by!


I Hippopotamiss You

Today I have an A2 card that uses a lot of stencils and the new Hippo Hooray stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps. I used a ton of glittery mediums on this card including metallic sand embossing powder and glitter paste.

To make the card, I first made a mask of the hippo and the turtle. I stamped the images from Hippo Hooray stamp set, masked them and then ink blended with distress ink. The ocean was ink blended with distress oxide ink in china blue and mermaid lagoon with glitter paste brushed on. I then used the Scene Builder stencil to make the sun with distress oxide ink in scattered straw and glitter paste. The clouds were made with the same stencil and distress oxide ink in tattered rose. I then used a mask to make a sand bank with was stamped with versamark ink and then heat embossed with sand embossing powder.

I had made a mistake on the first panel and had to redo the the sky part as shown below. I then pieced both panels together.

Then I colored the hippo with light and dark crumb cake (Stampin Up) and the turtle was colored with YG97, YG63, YG6. Finally I made a frame using 2 rectangle dies that nested within each other and glued it onto the card.

I hope that you like this card and will try some ink blending with stencils- it is so much fun!

Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Ellen Hutson, Lawn Fawn

Hug in a Mug


Today I have an interactive card that was supposed to be a nod toward fall, but turned out to be more a nod toward winter. I used the Penny Black Snuggles and Cuppa stamp sets paired with Lawn Fawn’s Magic Picture Changer die.

First I ink blended Distress Oxide ink in speckled egg over some Neenah 110lb cardstock in solar white using a stencil from The Greetery (Knit Wits). Once completely dry, I die cut it with Lawn Fawn’s Magic Picture Changer Add-on die. I then copic colored it all over with BG00 (I should have done it before I ink blended, but sometimes I don’t know where I’m going with a card color-wise).  I die cut some Lawn Fawn speckled paper cardstock and navy cardstock with stitched rectangle die I had in my stash.  The pull tab was also cut from the same navy cardstock.


To create the changing scene, I stamped all the images from the Penny Black Snuggles and Cuppa stamp sets onto to Neenah 110lb cardstock in solar white with Memento tuxedo black ink. Before coloring, I die cut all the images with Lawn Fawn’s Magic Picture Changer die.  I always stamp my images before die cutting with dies because it comes out much cleaner (at least for me!).  Lawn Fawn has a great video on how to put the interactive card together.


Finally, I copic colored all the images and decided to use muted tones with a pop of red.  The bear was colored with W0, the hedgehog with Light & Dark Crumb Cake markers (Stampin’ Up), the coffee mugs with R46 & R35.

The assembly took the longest time, but the video from Lawn Fawn makes it quite easy. Two tips I have for you is to use a powder tool on the sliding components of the magic picture changer and to use the mechanism several times before you give your card to someone.  Doing both of these things will ensure that the paper will slide more easily.


Thank you so much for stopping by!  Wishing you a crafty and caffeine-filled day!