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Monster Coffee Mug Card

Today I am sharing a card of a monster hugging a coffee mug.  I used several stamp and die sets to create this interactive slider card.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a card base and insert out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock using the Coffee Mug Card die set. I also cut the “coffee” sliver out of kraft cardstock using the same die set.  I ink blended a heart using the Layered Heart Stencil set with distress ink milled lavender and a Blending Buddy.
  2. I created a monster with the Make a Monster die set, I tried to make it look like the monster on the mug and ended up using eyebrows to make hair!  I die cut a rectangle that would fit into the coffee mug insert to use as the shape of the monster- use anything you have- it just has to be able to slide in and out of the insert.  I adhered the entire monster to a rectangle shaped acetate piece to provide stability and to enable the monster to hid from view.
  3. I stamped and die cut a monster from the Monster Love stamp set & die set, and copic colored him prior to adhering him to the card base.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Our design teams have come together to share some amazing inspiration featuring Heffy Doodle and Trinity stamps products, and there is a prize up for grabs, too!


I’ve made 2 cards today using products from Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle Stamps!  I love the critters from Heffy Doodle Stamps and wanted to use both the Purrfect Day stamp & dies and the Yappy Mail Stamps & dies paired with the super popular slimline die series from Trinity, the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set and the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows.

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This card uses the Yappy Mail Stamps & dies, Hugs die, the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set and the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows.  This is an interactive card paired with a shaker element.  I have acetate in front of the all the windows, so that the recipient can put mail in the mailbox and the letter simply falls down to the lower window.  I’ve added a removable part in the bottom window so that all the mail can be “collected” and put in the mailbox again!  I’ve going to send this to a children’s hospital so that a child can have fun with the card over and over :).


This card is very similar to the first card in that the balls can be put in the cat house and they fall to the lower window; the only difference is that one can’t remove the balls from the lower window.  I used the Purrfect Day stamp & dies, Hugs die, the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set and the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows for this card.


Trinity Stamps and Heffy Doodle will respectively be giving away a 25$ and a 25£ vouchers to their stores!

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, March 24th on the Heffy Doodle and Trinity Stamps blogs.


Heffy Doodle Blog
Tallie Clewley

Katie Brooks

Olga Mezentseva

**Christine Burillo-Kirch** YOU ARE HERE

NEXT STOP ->Cassie Trask

Brenda Novel Noelke

Cassie Tezak

Amanda Wilcox

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Jeannie Lieu

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!  Have a wonderful day!

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Flower Bookmark Coffee Mug Card


Welcome!  Today I’m showing a project that I made for Trinity Stamps new challenge- this month focuses on flowers.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a mug card base and inner gift card panel with the Coffee Mug Card die out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock.  I then did a partial die cut of the front of the mug out of a piece of acetate and a piece of blue vellum.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Folded Hug stamp set on top of the acetate- this is a special acetate from Lawn Fawn which is a heavy weight acetate that won’t warp when a heat gun is applied to it!  I adhered the sides of the inner panel only to the card base and the top 2 layers to the front with double-sided adhesive 1/8 inch tape.
  2. I used Ken Oliver watercolor paper (my new favorite) which is a heavy weight watercolor paper that can withstand quite a lot of moisture without warping (notice a trend here?).  I heat embossed the Love You Bunches stamp set image and then die cut it with the Love You Bunches die.  I also die cut a book mark from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope from Neenah 110lb cardstock that I will use later.
  3. I had recently gotten some new Ken Oliver dry watercolors (grape jelly, jellybean green, coral crush & razzle berry) and I was itching to use them! I love having sparkly elements on my cards, so I made first made a solution of water with Ranger Perfect Pearls (Biscotti has a faint golden sparkle) and then used this solution to reconstitute each watercolor on an acrylic block as shown below.  Using a paint brush I applied color to the embossed image.CBKmar11-3
  4. Once the image was dry, I adhered the bookmark to the back of the watercolored image as seen below.  I added some white gel pen markings to create some highlights on the flowers.CBKmar11-4
  5. The bookmark slides into the inner panel as shown below:CBKmar11-2

I hope that this project inspires you to enter into the challenge which can be found here: Trinity Stamps March Challenge.  Don’t forget to link up your project and then you can proudly show off this badge!  Thank you for stopping by!



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Mermaid Bookmark within a Card


Hi there and welcome!  Today I’ve used the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope along with the Mermaid Wishes stamp & die, the Catching Some Rays stencil set, the Ocean Reef Builder stamp & die, the Turtley Awesome stamp & die and the window die from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set.

To make the card:

  1. I first die cut a scalloped panel from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope and saw that I could cut 2 windows into the panel using partial die cutting  and the windows die from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die set.  Partial die cutting is when you only cut part of the panel and protect the other part from being cut.  I did the same with to make an elongated bookmark, I took the bookmark die from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope and cut in one direction,  turned the paper 180 degrees and then cut from the other direction after measuring how long I wanted the bookmark to be.
  2. After I had laid out how I thought the card would look, I took the scalloped panel cut with 2 windows and the bookmark and ink blended Distress Ink scattered straw with my Blending Buddy on the top portion over the Catching Some Rays stencil set and then lightly all over the top- so it looks like I used 2 colors, but it is actually all scattered straw!  It is just heavier where I used the stencil.  I ink blended distress ink salty ocean and tumbled glass to create the water underneath.  I then protected the sun rays on top and spritzed Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust, plain water and Liquid Stardust mixed with salty ocean all over the ocean scene.
  3. I stamped all the images in double (since I’m creating the same scene on the bookmark and the card) with copic friendly black ink and die cut them.  I copic colored all the images, added white gel pen marks, and Ranger Stickles Stardust to create areas with glitter.  I like how easy it is to apply the Stickles in small controlled amounts!  Finally, I adhered everything in place, added some sequins, some twine and a sentiment.


I hope that you will try to make this, I plan to give this card with a book to a children’s hospital.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Floral Coffee Mug Card


Today’s card was completely borne out of experimentation- I had no idea if it would work or not!  I love to create this way, but usually do not have the time to do so.

I wanted to paint with alcohol inks onto vellum to create a watercolored look and I love how it turned out.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut several coffee mugs with the die from the Coffee Mug Card die out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock and Bazill thick vellum.  I highly recommend using this vellum because it can stand up to heat embossing and the inks very well by not warping!
  2. After using a powder tool, I stamped the Love You Bunches floral image with Versamark ink onto the vellum die cut and then heat embossed Brutus Monroe gold glitter embossing powder onto it.
  3. Grabbing an acrylic block, 3 pearl alcohol inks (Intrigue, Alchemy & Sublime) as well as an alcohol mixative, I placed a couple of drops of each color as I used it.  You have to work fairly quickly since the alcohol evaporates fairly quickly and leaves dry ink behind, but you can always reconstitute the ink with some alcohol pretty easily.  I used a small paint brush to apply the color and just working and layering color in different areas until I was happy with the result. Feb12-3
  4. As a final touch I added the word HUGS inside the card and the word “sending” on the outside of the card using the Sending Hugs die set.  Feb12-2

It was immensely satisfying to paint with the alcohol ink, I know alcohol inks are very trendy right now- I hope this inspires you to pull out your inks and give it a try.

Thank you for stopping by!



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Valentine Spinner Rocker Card


Today I wanted to make an interactive Valentine’s Day card.  I do love shaped cards and don’t feel that I make enough of them.

To make the card:

I first prepared a few elements before putting the card together. I die cut a 5 inch diameter circle from 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock, which I scored in one direction in the middle to form my card base, and a 4.5 inch diameter circle from Lawn Fawn speckled paper.

I stamped the cute monster from the Monster Love stamp set onto Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock, die cut him with the Monster Love die set, copic colored with and put a few white gel pen highlights on him. I then took a 4 inch die cut circle of 110 Neenah solar white cardstock and ink blended Distress oxide inks milled lavender, seedless preserves & dusty concord with a blender buddy over the Heartburst Layering StencilI die cut hearts from the Slimline Card Series: Frame and Fold Die Set out of lavender cardstock and a large heart out of gold cardstock.  I stamped sentiments from the Monster Love stamp set into the smaller hearts.  I adhered all the hearts onto the stenciled cardstock.

To put together the card, I punched a hole (in the middle) of the Lawn Fawn Speckled circle, 2 smaller circles of cardstock and into the middle of the stencil cardstock.  I adhered the Lawn Fawn Speckled circle on to the card base (only the lower half of the cardstock is adhered). To make the middle circle into a spinner, I put a brad through a smaller circle, then the stenciled cardstock, then the other smaller circle and then the Lawn Fawn speckled circle. Double sided foam adhered the monster to the outer smaller circle and the inner smaller circle to the Speckled paper. This gave free range motion to the inner stenciled circle with the sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Trinity Stamps New Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Trinity Stamps January 2020 New Product Release Blog Hop!  If you have come from the talented Ashley Hughes YouTube channel you are in the right place!  I hope that you will love all the products in the new release as much as I do.  The release is now available in the shop!!!

The first project is a card using the super adorable Monster Love stamp set and die set, Folded Hug stamp set, Sending Hugs die set and Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope.  I gold-embossed the Folded Hug sentiment and put a wobbler on the little monster- so he wiggles back and forth!


My second project is a slim-line card again using theMonster Love stamp set & die set, the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set and the Sending Hugs die set.


The final project is with the Make a Monster die set, the Mini Coffee Cup die set, the Monster Love stamp set & die set and the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panels die set.  Sense a theme here?  Yes, I admit, I just absolutely adore the Monster stamps and die sets, which were illustrated by the ultra talented Davina Cantrell.



Did someone say prizes?  Trinity stamp is giving away 3 prizes! Two $15 gift certificates and one $25 gift certificate to the Trinity Stamps shop! To be eligible, hoppers must comment on all stops along the blog hop. Comments are due by 2/7/20 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced on the Trinity Blog on 2/10.

Next stop is the AMAZING Davina Cantrellwho never ceases to amaze me with her creations


Adelina Starce

Amanda Wilcox

Arjita Singh

Brenda Noelke

Dani Bondurant

Ashley Hughes

**Christine Burillo-Kirch**  YOU ARE HERE

NEXT STOP -> Davina Cantrell

Dana Kirby

Elyse Robinson

Emily Mydlowski

Emelie Hessler

Jeannie Lieu

Jenny Hall

Julianne Foyil

Katie Brooks

Jess Francisco

Malgorzata “Goga” Kalbarczyk-Leonczuk

Mirella Rogan

Kelly Butler-Fusco

Nicole Martel

Shanna Slater

Lisa Mensing

Silvia Galloni

Sabrina Leavell

Maria Russell

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