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National Bubble Tea Day Hop

Welcome to the Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bubble Tea Hop! It is so lovely to have a great company and a great group come together to celebrate Bubble Tea. I drank Bubble Tea for the first time last year and enjoyed it! After we tried it, my daughter and I made my own boba to use.

The card I made uses one brand new product that is being released TODAY- it is the Slimline Burst Builder die and it is in the shop now :). I paired it with the Slimline Quilted Cover die and the Summertime Sips die.

I decided to make a shaker card with the black embellishment “bubbles” floating around. I die cut all the pieces for the shaker out of acetate, vellum and heavy weight cardstock.

Finally I added a hello sentiment die cut with the Hello Bootiful die set, cut out of gold adhesive foil paper.

Blog Hop Line Up:

Shanna Slater

Bobbi Lemanski

Cassie Trask 

Silvia Galloni

Amanda Wilcox 

Christine Burillo-Kirch – **you are here**

Katie Brooks 

Amy Tsuruta 

Helen Gullett 

Robyn Jordan 

Dana Warren 

Lisa Golzbein  

Lisa Bzibziak 

Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog 

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Floral Cloche Card

Hi there, Christine here with an A2 sized card featuring a floral cloche setting featuring the Blooming Bunch stamp & die, the Tall Dome Shaker Die and the A2 Quilted Cover Plate die.  I love having a delicate background that is either tone on tone or very subtle and the vellum with the quilted background creates just that- enough interest, but it causes the recipient’s eye to focus on the main image.

First I die cut the quilted panel out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock with the Quilted Cover Plate die.  I die cut a smaller stitched rectangle with a die I had in my stash out of blue vellum that I also had in my stash.  I die cut foam and an aqua piece of cardstock with the Tall Dome Shaker Die containing both die pieces inlaid, whereas I cut a piece of acetate with only the outer large dome die.  My original intention was to create a shaker card, but often during the process, I will change my mind. I decided against the making the shaker because I thought the shaker pieces would be too distracting for the card.

I die cut the bouquet and copic colored it will all the colors you see in the above photo.  

Flowers: R00, R20, YR24, YR21, Y21 and YR30

Leaves: G46, YG67, YG61 and BG10, BG11 for the eucalyptus branch

I added black marks for the sunflower with my black glaze pen and gold dots with Nuvo gold Crystal Drops.  I spent quite a bit of time looking at all the different shades of aqua/blue I had in my stash before deciding on the 3 tones that I ultimately chose.  I decided to not make the floral bouquet fit neatly inside the dome. I really like how it looked with the leaves poking outside the cloche, even though it doesn’t make any sense in real life, but art gives us creative license to do that, doesn’t it?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

 

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Bunny Coffee Slimline

Hello there, Christine here with a slimline card using digitals from our new Super Sponsor IsabelCristina Stamps.  I also used products from Super Sponsor Trinity Stamps, The Greetery and Stampin’ Up. I first made die cut the images from the digital stamp Coffee Bunnies from IsabelCristina Stamps using my Silhouette.  I then did simple copic coloring with W0 and R00, as I wanted to keep the bunnies a lighter shade. I die cut a slimline heart panel out of vellum in my stash using the Slimline Sweetheart Panel die from Trinity Stamps and attached it to a slimline card base (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches folder).  I then die cut some floral sprigs out of vellum using the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix die set from the Greetery. Finally I added some embellishments from Trinity Stamps: Java Stop Clay embellishments and Captivating Cantaloupe Baubles. Thank you so much for stopping by; I hope that you are all enjoying the Spring | Summer blog hop.
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Sending Mouse Hugs

Hello there, Christine here with a slimline that could not only be sent for Valentine’s Day, but would really work for anytime you want to send someone a paper hug!  I’ve combined some new Trinity products such as the Intertwined Hearts die with some older ones like the WallFlower stamp & die, but I think they work so well together.

To create the card, I first die cut the smallest slimline panel from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set out of 110lb cardstock (Neenah Solar White) and a larger slimline panel out of the same cardstock with the Slimline Series Quilted Cover die.  I recently pulled out my Gel Press- it is so much fun to create inked panels!  I smooshed 3 different distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, kitsch flamingo and spun sugar) onto the gel press as shown below. I mostly put spun sugar and kitsch flamingo with some little dabs of picked raspberry.

I then used the brayer 3 times back and forth to make sure the ink spread out as shown below.

I then turned over the smaller slimline panel and pressed it firmly onto the gel press. You have to do this several times over the same slimline panel to make sure it is evenly covered (gel press as shown above is smaller in length then the slimline panel, but it is larger in width).

I then sprayed some Lawn Fawn liquid stardust with a paintbrush and set it aside to dry.  The effect of the liquid stardust and the gel press is very subtle in this instance- you can see some variation below in the photo.

I then set to creating a scene and sentiment on the slimline.  I die cut the sentiment from the Sending Hugs die set out of gold cardstock and glued it a little off-center.  I die cut pink cardstock and vellum with the Intertwined Hearts die to create a delicate frame for the flowers and leaves I used from the WallFlower stamp & die set. The flowers were colored very simply with R20 and R00 copics and the leaves with G28 and G24- I just wanted them to form more of the background than stand out too much.  I stamped and die cut the mice with the Mouse House stamp & die and colored with Stampin Up markers (I don’t have the  shades in copics).  Finally I added some Gorgeous Golden Baubles to bring more gold color on the card and make the eye move all over the card.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Christmas Baking Push-Up Card


Hi there, today I have a fun slimline card using the sweet Cottage Kitchen stamp & die setCozy Christmas Cottage stamp & die setSlimline Series: Room Builder die set and the Slimline Series Quilted Cover Die set.  It has a fun mechanism to make the oven pop open when the rug is pushed up.

First I stamped and die cut all the elements using the Cottage Kitchen stamp & die set and Cozy Christmas Cottage stamp & die set, copic colored them simply.  I die cut only half of the room using the Slimline Series: Room Builder die set so that I had the wood flooring and white trim.  I die cut the wallpaper out of cardstock with the Slimline Series Quilted Cover Die set to save time, since I would normally ink blend with distress oxide ink.

Next I started to create a push-up hinge mechanism from scratch, as I wanted the oven to open and reveal a surprise cake & message. I cut 2 0.5 inch strips out of 110 lb cardstock. The length of the 2 strips varied and were custom made to allow the oven to open.  One of the strips had a hinge placed at the end (with 2 creases to allow easy movement); the other strip was glued to the hinge strip to provide extra support.

Next I cut a slit with a craft knife into the background (as shown below) that would be covered by the oven.  I also used a die from Slimline Twist & Slide die set for some partial die cutting as shown below, since we don’t carry a die that cuts this perfectly, I had to improvise and tape part of the floor back on.  I tried to make the sliding mechanism hidden under the rug.

Next I slid the oven and tab back into the cut slit, trimmed the excess and then attached the rug with a double sided foam circle that fit perfectly into the oval track I created.  When you push the rug up, the oven opens, when you pull the rug back down, the oven closes. I then adhered everything into place.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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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!

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Island Hug & Squishies

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Welcome!  Today I have another installment of Swamp Thing & Bigfoot’s “Hello from….” it is a postcard from an island with palm trees.  I used several products including the Layered Palm Tree stencil, the Crafty Post stamp & die set, Unbelievable stamp & die, and the Hugs & Squishies stamp & die.

First I die cut a postcard out of 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock and light blue cardstock.  The card was an A2 sized base made from an acetate sheet (Lawn Fawn).  I die cut the monsters from 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock and copic colored them Big Foot was colored with Light & Dark Crumb cake (Stampin Up markers) and Swamp Thing & the turtle were colored with YG61 & YG63.

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The beach sand was made by using the Layered Palm Tree stencil bottom of one of the stencils and ink blending with distress oxide ink in tea dye. The palm trees were made by ink blending distress ink in mowed lawn for the largest area, distress ink in lucky clover for the middle area and distress ink in pine needles for the smallest area.  The tree trunks were ink blended with distress oxide ink in tea dye and brushed corduroy.

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Finally I made masks for the trees and then ink blended the sky with distress oxide ink in speckled blue.  I made some glitter splatters with Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

Thank you for stopping by- wishing you a crafty day!

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Summer Treehouse Card

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Hello! Today I’m inspired by the Trinity Stamps Crafty Troop Challenge (the theme is summer) to create a summer card using the new Treetop Adventures stamp & die, paired with the Marshmallow Alpha dies, Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set and the Slimline Series Great Outdoors Borders & Builders die sets.  The Treetop Adventures stamp set is so adorable and I immediately fell in love with it!

I die cut all the images from the Treetop Adventures stamp set with the coordinating die set and then spent the most time coloring all the images in with copic markers.  I used 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I used the following copics G43, G46, YG61, E37, E35 & E44 for the tree, E44 and gold acrylic paint for the house, BG13 & B000 for the banners, BG13, B000, YR21, Y21, E000 & YR01 for the kids.  It is easier to see in the photo below that I used a light layer of gold paint for the treehouse itself.

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I die cut a light blue cardstock panel with the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set for the card panel and splattered 2 types of gold acrylic paint onto it to give it a dreamy look.  I added glitter paster to several parts of the tree (see above).  I die cut grass and a white picket fences with the Slimline Series Great Outdoors Borders & Builders die set out of 110lb cardstock in white and green. Finally, I die cut adhesive gold cardstock with the Marshmallow Alpha dies to create the sentiment.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you are participate in the new Crafty Troop Challenge!

 

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Hang in there card.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!