Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Sending Warm Wishes


Hello there!  Today I have a slimline card using dies from super sponsor Trinity Stamps stamps from The Greetery that I had been saving (hoarding) since they came out last fall.  I paired them with some new inks that I had just purchased from super sponsor Concord & 9th and I’m so pleased with the result!

First I die cut a slimline scalloped panel using the Slimline Series: Scalloped Card Panels & Banners die from Trinity Stamps and then die cut windows into the panel with Slimline Series Stitched Card Panels & Windows dies  and 110lb Neenah cardstock in solar white and plain vellum.  I love this cardstock because it is so easy to ink blend and copic color on!  I ink blended Distress Oxide ink in speckled egg onto the panel- someone may have to take that color away from me- I always tend to grab it to use on my cards!

I die cut the coaster (Greetery, Cozy Cup Coaster die) out of Lawn Fawn speckled yellow cardstock and stamped a sentiment with Memento ink in tuxedo black.  The cup of coffee (Greetery, Cozy Cup stamp set) is stamped with new Concord & 9th ink in grapefruit and sorbet & Lawn Fawn ink in crunchy leaf and then die cut (Greetery, Cozy Cup die set).  It took me a few times to line everything up right- don’t feel frustrated if it doesn’t work out the first time- it helps to use a MISTI and stamp out several images so that you are guaranteed to get at least one perfect one to use!


The branches with leaves (Greetery, Cozy Cup stamp set) are stamped with new Concord & 9th ink in parsley and sprout.  Again, I stamped multiple images to ensure that I got a few good ones; the MISTI was so useful to re-stamp with the same color ink multiple times. The spoon took me several tries as well and I stamped the entire spoon with My Favorite Things ink in Grout Gray (the darker portion was just stamped many times with the same color).


I hope that you will try out the new Concord & 9th inks, I enjoyed using them and will definitely be buying the larger size ink pad.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you a creative day filled with coffee!


Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Picnic With Coffee Card

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be here for my post on the CLC DT! I have an interactive card for you of a picnic with COFFEE!  I grew up partly in Germany and pretty much daily at around 3pm is “Kaffeetrinken / Coffee Drinking” (similar to tea time in the UK) that is usually served with a cake.  When I was younger I would just, of course, eat the cake!

I made a picnic scene with the adorable mice from the Crazy Antics stamp set coupled with the Slide on Over Maze die. I added coffee cups from the Love You A Latte stamp and die set  that slide around the picnic.

I stamped the Crazy Antics stamp set (Memento tuxedo black ink on 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock) and then die cut all the images with Crazy Antics die set.  The mice were colored with W3 and W00 copic markers. I also stamped and die cut the images from the Love You A Latte and Birthday Before N’Afters stamp sets in the same way and then copic colored them with Y21, YR21 and R20 copic markers.  I die cut a rectangle to form the picnic blanket out of older Lawn Fawn plaid cardstock; the grass was die cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: The Great Outdoors Borders & Builders die set using green cardstock I had in my stash.

To put the card together, I die cut a maze into the plaid cardstock and foam- and then added slider elements to the coffee cups prior to gluing all the parts together.  I stamped a sentiment on a banner and added a few sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


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!

Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring | Summer 2020 Blog Hop


2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Friday, May 22, 2020 – Friday, May 29, 2020

Today is the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2020 Spring | Summer Blog hop! The party starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog here.  I am so thrilled to actually have my little blog be able to join the hop today!

Today I have an interactive coffee card made with Lawn Fawn products.  I used the Let’s Toast interactive dies to allow a piece of paper to be pulled up out of the typewriter.  I didn’t have a sentiment that I wanted to use so I created it in adobe illustrator using the American Typewriter font.


I stamped all the images with Memento Ink and then die cut them.  I placed all the images temporarily in place to plan out of the scene of the card and to figure out where I was going to need to place the die to cut a notch that enabled the pull tab mechanism.


Once I had everything in place in a way I liked, I adhered all the images with strong double sided adhesive.  I put one layer of foam between the card panel and the A2 card base so that the mechanism could work more easily.

Thank you for stopping by- enjoy the coffee hop!

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Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Trinity Stamps

Rare Friends Coffee Card


All this week we are celebrating the upcoming coffee hop blog with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers occurring this Friday.  I decided to use the Coffee Mug Card die with the adorable imaginary friends (swamp thing, sasquatch & a dragon) having what else?coffee!!!!


First I die cut a card base 110 lb cardstock with the Coffee Mug Card die and then used the same die to cut a mug panel out of glitter cardstock.  I die cut the negative space into the glitter panel with the Totally Amazing die set, saved the little pieces so that I could eventually inlay the stamped Totally Amazing piece.  I also die cut the “coffee” sliver piece out of kraft cardstock and put glitter paste on it.

I stamped and die cut all the images from the Unbelievable stamp and die set, Hugs & Squishes stamp & die set, Totally Amazing stamp & die set and Rare Friend stamp & die set. Next I copic colored all the images very simply and also the sentiment.


I tucked in all the rare friends with their coffee mugs, inlaid all the pieces and then adhered everything in place.  Finally I adhered the panel to the card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will join in CLC’s coffee blog hop this Friday!


Coffee Loving Cardmakers, My Favorite Things

Meet Me in the Middle For Coffee Card

Hello there! Today I have a large slimline interactive card that uses My Favorite Things products. I’m using the Meet in the Middle dienamics paired with the Cafe All Day dienamics, and the Friends at First Sip stamp & die sets.

First I die cut 2 scalloped slimline panels out of lilac and purple cardstock with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Series: Scalloped Card Panels die set and one panel out of white cardstock with the Slimline Series: Stitched Card Panels & Windows. I also die cut all the pieces of Meet in the Middle dienamics and 2 sets of the Cafe All Day dienamics. My Favorite Things has a perfect video on the product page showing how to assemble the interactive component; below is a photo of the set up.


Next I stamped and die cut the images from the Friends at First Sip stamp & die sets. I copic colored all the images in a with a purple color palette. I then adhered everything, added a few sequins, a sentiment and made sure the mechanism worked.


After the pull tab is pulled:


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Mama Elephant, My Favorite Things, Trinity Stamps

Boba Slimline Shaker Twist & Turn Card


Welcome to today’s post in which I used the new Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die and the Boba Shaker Combo die.  I had a crazy vision to make shaker boba teas that also moved on the card.  Using the My Favorite Things Twist and Turn Interactive die set and Rachel Alverado’s tutorial here, I made a double twist and turn shaker slimline card.

First I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar, tattered rose and antique linen on a slimline card base that had been cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panel die set.  I cut another panel from vellum to give the front of the panel a softer feel.


To keep this post brief, I’ll say that I used Rachel’s tutorial to set up the inside of the card as shown in the photo below.  I doubled up on all the die cuts to make sure everything was sturdy, so I die cut the entire mechanism 4 times out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock.  I also created an extra long pull tab to accommodate the slimline size.  It is important to set up the entire mechanism before adding any foam tape to the panel- you want to see where the pieces move so that the foam tape doesn’t impede the mechanism in any way.  You have to use a double layer of foam tape to accommodate the entire mechanism.


Next I stamped, die cut and copic colored the images from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die.  For the shakers I die cut each tea shaker image 6 times (24 total), 1 acetate cover (4 total) and 1 complete tea cup outline (4 total) which I glued together with connect glue, the top most layer I colored with copics (R20, R00, Y21 and YR21) because I didn’t have the appropriate color cardstock.  To make it extra glittery, I put some Glitter Kiss glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss over the colored shaker pieces.  Once each shaker component was put together, I adhered it to the underlying mechanism with a strong adhesive foam dot.


I adhered the entire slimline panel to a card base of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  When you pull the tab the cups move!


Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you to Rachel Alvarado for such a wonderful tutorial!


Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Trinity Stamps

I Appreciate You Coffee Card


Hi everyone, this is Christine and I am so happy to be guesting on the CLC this month!  I have been a part of the CLC FB group and CLC card exchange group for almost a year- if you haven’t visited the FB group, please do- it is so much fun! I have been so inspired by CLC DT designer Amanda’s use of the new Trinity Stamps “Let The Good Times Roll” stamp set that I was determined to make a coffee card using it for my first guest post.  Because let’s face it, any critter paired with coffee is even more adorable, right?

I love my projects to have some glittery or metallic effects, so first I cut out a bunch of rainbows from Memory Box glitter paper using the Trinity Stamps Rainbow Die set.  I decided to keep it to 5 colors rather than six and merely separated each rainbow into parts and taped 5 pieces together as you’ll see on the finished card.


I die cut the coffee mug card base using the Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card Die set and then embossed the front with the Trinity Stamps Starry Skies Coverplate Die set, and ink blended with spun sugar Distress Oxide Ink to create a muted pink background.  I added some pink sequins to highlight certain stars.  Finally I die cut and copic colored the sentiment and images from the Trinity Stamps So Appreciative stamp & die set, Let the Good Times Roll stamp & die set and the coffee mug from the Dir-Tea Bunny Stamp & die set.


I copic colored the sentiment with R20 and R00 and added white gel pen highlights.  I used R20, R00, W3,W00, Y11, BG10 and BV01 on the unicorn. I’ve shown a close-up of the unicorn above to show that I added glitter paste with a paintbrush to the unicorn, just to add a bit more sparkle.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you will have a fun and caffeine-filled day!


Coffee, Coffee Loving Cardmakers, Trinity Stamps

CLC & Trinity Stamps Collaboration Hop


Welcome to the Trinity Stamps LLC“>Trinity Stamps & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Hop.  If you came from the amazing Brenda Noelke’s blog, you are in the right place!

Today we are showcasing the Frappy Camper stamp & die set!  I used the super awesome Coffee Mug Card Die set to highlight this stamp set and placed a few cute trees from the Castle Scene Builder Set.   I put the gift card holder as a sliding feature right behind the front panel rather than inside the card as it was intended.  This card was simply made by blending several distress oxide inks for the background and copic coloring of images die cut from the Frappy Camper stamp set.


The Prize: A $20 Gift Card to Trinity Stamps; winner to be selected from participating blogs (must comment on all) by 10/22 at 11:59 PM PT. Winner will be announced 10/26 on the Trinity Blog.

Next stop on the blog hop is with the incredibly talented and wonderful Davina. Thank you for stopping by!

Blog Hop:

Trinity Stamps

Brenda Noelke

***Christine Burillo-Kirch*** You are here

Next stop —> Davina Cantrell

Courtney Kreeber

Emelie Hessler

Emily Mydlowski

Jeannie Lieu

Shanna Slater

Coffee Loving Cardmakers  

Amy Tsuruta 

Annette Allen

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett

Lisa Bzibziak

Robyn Jordan

Lori Turner

Dana Warren

Erin Thiem

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lisa Golzbein

Thank you for stopping by!

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