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, Miss Ink Stamps

Pop Up Goat Card


Welcome!  Today I wanted to make a winter/coffee slider pop-up card using several Miss Ink stamp sets “Punny Goat Stamps“, “Springtime Banners“, “Brewtiful” and “Oh Nuts“. It has been a while since I used my favorite critter stamp set “Punny Goat Stamps“; the images always make me smile.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 stitched rectangle panel from a powder blue cardstock and heavyweight vellum from Bazill.  I decided to use the caffeine molecules as surrogate snowflakes (if you squint really hard, maybe they work!) and stamped the molecules with Versamark ink onto the vellum prior to heat embossing with Gina K white fine embossing powder.  You can use any embossing powder, but I do recommend using the heavyweight vellum as it is the only one that I have found will not warp under the heat of an embossing heat tool.
  2. I wanted to create a scene with a cup of coffee on a table in front of a window with critters.  I taped 2 rectangle dies together and die cut a window frame out of woodgrain cardstock.  For the table I cut a 2 inch  by 4.25 inch piece of Lawn Fawn Speckled cardstock by hand and added a die cut table cloth using a die from the Greetery.  To make the sliding mechanism, the easiest way is to cut a groove, either by fussy cutting or die cutting (several companies have a die cut slider). Below I show that by cutting a piece of heavy weight cardstock (I use Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock) into a 3/4 inch by 7 inch piece, one can adhere one or 2 slider elements (seen is the slider element from My Favorite Things) onto that sliding piece that will fit in the groove.  Trapping the sliding elements by adhering the goat die cut on top of the elements now ensures and constitutes the entire sliding mechanism.CBKJan5-2
  3.  I folded over a smaller strip of cardstock (1/2 inch by 3 inches) onto itself and adhered it to the card base (near the top of the card base so that there was a track for the pull mechanism to rest in.  I also adhered some double-sided foam to the back of the card panel as shown, so that there was ample room for the slider to be able to move.CBKJan5-5
  4. I stamped all the images in Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock (85lb) and die cut them with my Brother CutnScan 2. I colored all the images with the copics shown here: coffee cup (E31, B63, B60), goat (E37, W3, W00, R00) squirrel with (E37, R00 & E31) and added white gel pen highlights.CBKJan5-3
  5. Finally I just adhered everything together, added a little pull tab (Lawn Fawn has several), the banner stamped with a sentiment, some sequins and a few scarfs & a hat stamped from Sunny Studio stamps.


Thank you for stopping by!!!

Coffee, Trinity Stamps

Coffee Cup Tree Card

Coffee cup

Today I’m altering a tall dome to fit on Trinity Stamps’s Coffee Mug Card die set. I have a video on Trinity Stamps YouTube channel here.

I wanted to combine the Coffee Mug Card Die with the Tall Shaker Dome Set , but unfortunately, the Tall Dome is too large, so today I’m altering it to fit.

Briefly, I snipped the dome on each side and altered the acetate sheet as well to fit the smaller size.  I had previously prepared the Layered Pine Stencil panel as shown in the video here. I adhered the coffee cup sequins to the tree, put the dome together and adhered it to the card base.  Adding clay snowflakes and white gel pen snow finished the scene.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Mini Coffee Cup sequins to arrive soon.

Card base and panel from Coffee Mug Card Die

Tall Shaker Dome Set

Sentiment from Have An Ice Day

Layered Pine Stencil

Clay snowflakes


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!

Supplies used (affiliate links used at no extra cost to you- thank you for your support!):

Coffee, Embossing, Trinity Stamps

Watercolor Card with inks & markers


I was itching to do a watercolor card, I truly love to watercolor, but have mostly spending time copic coloring (which I love as well).  I wanted to show that you can use the lovely Catherine Pooler inks to create a watercolor effect on a card very easily.


I applied Catherine Pooler Seafoam Ink to a block quite heavily, spritzed the block with shimmer spray (instead of plain water) and flipped the block over and let it sit on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor paper for a few minutes (3 or so).  The panel shown above is actually a second generation spritzing of the block after removing it from the first watercolor paper panel.  I wanted a fairly faint color block and the first panel was quite dark.  The second generation “stamping” (without the addition of additional color) was perfect for the card I wanted to make.  I then diluted some gold Peerless watercolor with water and gently tapped a brush over the panel that I had loaded with color.  It is very faint, but enough for what I wanted.


Meanwhile, while allowing the watercolor paper dry fully, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical stamp set and heat embossed some Wow Under the Sea embossing powder.  This is my favorite color of embossing powder that I own!

To finish the card off, I stamped some images from the Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character set and watercolored them with a Zig real brush watercolor pen.  Adhering some sequins and sequin cord to the top with Gina K connect glue, and stamping a sentiment from the Trinity Stamps Let Love Grow stamp set finished up the card.


I hope that this card inspires you to pull out your watercolors and paint away!  Thank you for stopping by!

Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support!


Coffee, Trinity Stamps

Winter Coffee Blog Hop!

Winter Coffee Hop-CBK


Welcome to the 2018 Winter Coffee Blog Hop!  It was a no-brainer that I had to make a Christmas card with coffee cups. I happened upon a Starbucks image that is being used in their lastest sweepstakes, and used it for inspiration for the card I made.

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Even though I am a Dunkin’ girl, I love all of the images & art that Starbucks tends to use for their advertising.

I used the fun Coffee with Character, Winter Botanical, and Magical Sentiments stamp sets.  Did you know that the Magical sentiments not only has phrases that pertain to our favorite Wizard & Muggles, but also holiday sentiments?  The lovely glitter sequins (red & gold) and white sequins, and so much much more are available in the Trinity Shop.

I die cut a snow globe (Trinity does not have one, but multiple companies out there do- use whatever you have!)  I copic colored stamped images from Winter Botanicals, and stamped “Happy Christmas” on a die cut banner (banners available from different companies- or make your own!).  I put a sheet of acetate in the frame, followed by double sided adhesive foam with a flurry mix from Trinity Stamps to create the inside of the snowglobe. Finally I cut up some puffy stickers from Crate Paper’s Merry Days scrapbook line to add a little metallic interest and dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: (non-affliated links used)

Sequins: Trinity Stamps tree trimmings mix, Trinity Stamps Flurries Shaker Mix

Stamps:  Trinity Stamps Winter Botanical, Trinity Stamp Magical Sentiments, Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character

Embellishments:  Crate Paper Merry Days Puffy Stickers


Coffee, Trinity Stamps

National Coffee Day Blog Hop


Coffee lovers blog hop #1

Coffee lovers blog hop #2

Happy National Coffee Day!  I’m on a blog hop for Trinity Stamps and we are part of a larger event through Coffee Loving Card Makers. Did you get your coffee yet today? Starbucks has some cute new gift cards.  Besides loving coffee, a few of my friends and I actually collect Starbucks gift cards.  These acorns are soooo adorable!

I wanted to make an interactive coffee card for National Coffee Day that I’m going to send to a friend. I opted to make a card that can hold a gift card to Starbucks, so that she can treat herself to a coffee one day. Here is a video showing the entire process, however I outline all the steps below with photos.

I die cut 3 coffee mugs (Darice die, soon to appear in the Trinity Stamp shop) from rustic white cardstock, cut an oval shape out of pale blue cardstock & made an A2 card base out of turquoise cardstock.  Please use what ever you have on hand!  I also fussy cut a stamped, copic colored succulent bunch from the Trinity Stamp set “Let Love Grow” also out of rustic white cardstock, as I had done previously in a previous Youtube video. I’m still really new to YouTube, so I tend to keep my videos on the short side.  This blog post & video will focus on the making of the interactive cards & less so on the coloring of the succulents.

This card requires smaller Starbucks gift cards like the acorn, as the regular sized gift cards will not work (the bottom of the mug becomes too narrow).  Cover one mug with gold washi tape and cut the top portion of the mug as shown below. Then cut one of the plain white coffee mugs down to size as shown in photo below (now called the “mug insert”), and cut an oval (following guidelines of the die cut) in top of the other coffee mug and the gold washi covered piece.


Once you have finished this step, you should have the following (as shown in the photo below)


Now adhere the Starbucks gift card and the colored bouquet of succulents to the smaller trimmed mug insert.  Adhere the gold mug piece to the mug with the oval cut out with some glue.  Do any stamping on the front of the complete mug now- I used Trinity Stamps’ “Caffeinated Sentiments” and “Coffee with Character” stamp set to stamp a mini coffee mug and “This one’s on me”.

Now place the “mug insert” into the mug (with the oval cut out on the top) until the gift card is hidden, turn the “mug insert” over and then apply foam pieces all along the outer portion around the mug insert, but avoid having the foam pieces touching the insert, otherwise the insert will not slide in and out of the mug.  Now adhere the mug/mug insert to the oval frame.  As a final touch, I stamped coffee beans & the steam swirl from the “Coffee with Character” set as a tone on tone with the base card.

All links used are non-affiliated.  Happy Coffee Day! Thank you for stopping by!