Trinity Stamps

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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Bookmark Mini Card

Bookmark #1

Hi there! There have been so many awesome products that I have not had the chance to use yet and today I was itching to use the Gingerbird House stamp and Gingerbird House Die sets.  I also wanted to make a smaller card using the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope set including having a removable bookmark.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a scalloped panel, bookmark and bookmark notches from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope die set in heavy weight cardstock.  I also made a card base with Neenah solar white 110lb heavy cardstock by taking a 6 inch by 6 inch piece and scoring it down the middle at 3 inches.  The resulting card base is 3 inches length by 6 inches height as shown below.Bookmark #2
  2. I then stamped the Gingerbird House stamp set images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto 110 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut the images with the corresponding dies from the Gingerbird House die set.  I copic colored the images as follows: the birds were colored with R32 & R35, the heart was colored with R35, the house was colored with BG0000 (snow) and the rest with E23, E37, E31, R00 and R30.  I added some white gel pen accents as well. I die cut the circle in the bird house so that I could put a bird in the house- I simply had to use a circle die that I had, as the Gingerbird House die set does not come with one. Bookmark #3
  3. To finish the card, I put double sided foam tape on the back of the house and everything else (panel, heart embellishments, hello die cut) was adhered with Gina K connect glue.  I used twine to make a bow for the bookmark. I did not adhere the bookmark to the card so that the recipient could actually use the bookmark!Bookmark #1

I hope that you like the project- thank you so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Gingerbird House stamp set

Dies:  Gingerbird House Dies

Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope

Hello Senti mini die set

Embellishments: Sweet & Tart Heart Sprinkle Embellishments