Miss Ink Stamps

Masculine Christmas Card


I struggle with making masculine cards and perhaps this might consider this to be so, but the absence of any pinks, reds and the focus on nature, blues, greens & browns, is probably as masculine a card as I am capable of making.  This is probably as CAS as I can get, as I generally prefer to make busy cards.

To make this card:

  1. I die cut a A2 background panel with a rectangle stitched die from Neenah 110 lb Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then added some flurries with a background die from Concord & 9th called “Swirls” die. This was used to create movement that would make the focal point (deer & trees) even more pronounced.
  2. I decided that I wanted a little snow patch for the deer to stand/lie on, so I used the Scene Builder Stencil and applied some Cosmic Shimmer Paste in “Frosty Sparkle” as shown below.APC_0005
  3. Next I stamped the deer and trees from the Oh Deer stamp set copic-friendly Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and die cut them with my Brother CutnScan 2.  I used the Copics E000, E23 & E31 for the deer and YG61 and YG67 and a white gel pen for the trees.  I also added some sparkle paste with a paint brush to the areas on the tree that indicate some snow.APC_0004
  4. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Season’s Greetings stamp set in copic-friendly Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and die cut it with a simple banner die that many companies have.

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Trinity Stamps

Meowy Christmas Shaker Ornament

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Welcome! Today I’m making a Christmas ornament using the Tall Dome Shaker Set and filling it with items from the Layered Pine Stencil & Do Re Me Ow stamp & die sets. I’m on the Trinity Stamps YouTube channel here: video link.


  1. I stamped numerous elements from the Do Re Me Ow Stamp set with Black Versamark ink onto 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut them with the Do Re Me Ow Die set.  I copic colored the cats with several colors as shown in YouTube video.
  2. I ink blended with the Trinity Stamps Blending buddy on the Layered Pines Stencil and fussy cut each tree out.  They aren’t symmetrical, so be sure to add a little ink to any white areas that show through.
  3. I die cut 2 domes out of white foam, 2 domes out of woodgrain cardstock, and 2 domes out of acetate sheets.  One creates a sandwich for each side (woodgrain dome, acetate sheet and foam dome), places the tree and shaker bits inside each half before gluing everything firmly. An embellishment for a label from the Seasonal Cup Decor & More die doubles as a place to attach a ribbon/twine to hang the ornament.


Thank you for stopping by; I hope that this inspires you to use the dome to make an ornament.  Please share and tag me on social media- I would love to see what you make!


Stamp sets:  Do Re Me Ow Stamp set

Die Sets: Do Re Me Ow Die set & Tall Dome Shaker Die Set

Stencils: Layered Pines Stencil

Cat ornament



Miss Ink Stamps

Woodcut Floral Wreath


Welcome!  Today I’m on the Miss Ink blog using the delightful Woodcut Floral Stamp set.  I love how Miss Ink pairs a background stamp set with several images, I decided to make the images the focal point of the card by having them make up a wreath.

To make the card:

  1. First I stamped the background image onto a A2 panel of kraft cardstock using my Misti and Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Ink.  You don’t have to use a Misti, but I find it so much easier to ensure an even impression.  I then die cut the 6×6 inch image with an A2 stitched panel die.  I used the same cardstock to create an A2 card base.CBK5
  2. I then stamped a whole lot of the large floral & smaller floral images using The Stamp Market new inks in cherry & bubble onto thick watercolor paper because I wanted to create a watercolored wreath. I then smushed the ink pads onto an acrylic block, added water and watercolored with the same ink I had stamped with; a final touch of shimmer was added using a shimmer brush.
  3. I spent quite some time fussy cutting the florals & the leaves, but it is fun to do when you pair it with something else, such as watching a Christmas movie!  The photo below shows that I made leaves by using a shortcut.  I stamped one of the floral images (that has veins like leaves do) in The Stamp Market’s mossy green ink and then cut it into 3 sets of leaves.  This does cut down on the amount of stamping that you have to do!CBK3
  4. After all the cutting was done, the florals were glued together with Gina K connect glue and I either added 3 dots of gold glitter cardstock to the middle of the flower or a sequin.  I then played around with placement for quite a while before adhering everything down to the card panel.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Oh Deer stamp set onto white card stock in black Versamark ink and placed it offset in the center of the wreath.


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Trinity Stamps

Lit Coffee Cup Nativity Ornament


Hi everyone! This is the longest video I have ever made, I but I wanted to show various ways to use Trinity Stamps Seasonal Cup Decor & More dies to make coffee cup ornaments. I have several examples! Finally I’m also including a design to make a light up ornament with the Trinity Stamps Nativity set.  Here is the link to the video: link.  All the details are in the video, and the main technique is just simple diecutting.  The final ornament in the video has an LED component to it, so that the ornament lights up as shown below:


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December Daily, Trinity Stamps

December Album with Trinity Stamps

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Today I’m on the Trinity Stamps YouTube Channel with day 1 of an annual album I do each December.  The premise of this is to journal & document each day of the Christmas season (Dec 1 until the the 25th).  I have done this project for the last 7 years and I love it.  I’m not entirely sure whose idea this originally belonged to, but 2 creative ladies lead this project in their own way each year.  Ali Edwards does a December Daily and Shimelle Laine does a Journal Your Christmas.

Having done an album for the last 7 years, I have my own way that I tend to make my album.  I am more laid back about documenting each day, often we are so busy that I will just put some Christmas cards from beloved family members in a certain day if there is really nothing Christmas-sy to document.  I also don’t journal as much, and usually let the photos do the “talking” and just a few thoughts written down.

Today I’m showing Day 1 of the album during which my daughter received her Funko Harry Potter Advent Calendar- we were both so excited to get this calendar, so I wanted to document it on Day 1 with the lovely Trinity Stamps stamp set Magical Wizards.  The video shows how I set up my days and how I prepared day 1 of December.

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Trinity Stamps

Trinity Stamps Scenic Paper Lantern Card

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I have a video up on the Trinity Stamps YouTube today showing how to integrate a scenic paper lantern into a card.  The final product is a paper lantern folded and adhered to an A2 card base. I used a tea candle to light the inside of the lantern, but it could easily have accommodated a much larger candle.

This card requires 2 sheets of 80-110 lb heavy cardstock- I used a woodgrain embossed heavy cardstock from Lawn Fawn.  Use one sheet to create an A2 card base.  The other sheet should be cut in half width wise to have 2 sheets of 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels.  Likewise, a sheet of heavy weight vellum (I purchased some from Bazzill) was cut into 2 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch panels; the heavy weight vellum allowed me to heat emboss the adorable sentiment.


I die cut a window large enough to see the entire sentiment of the stamp in 3 of the 4 (4 inch sections of both panels). Overlap the duplicate panels together with the 1/2 inch side flaps (you might need to trim them down so they are not visible) and adhere with double stick adhesive tape (I avoided using glue as I didn’t want the paper to warp).

Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink to the vellum panel that will feature the sentiment, apply your favorite embossing powder and heat set it. I also heat embossed the sentiment to a panel that I adhered to the front of the A2 card base.  Decorate as you wish (I die cut a hill and trees from the Trinity Stamps Castle Builder die set) and adhere to the card base inside the card.

In retrospect, I made the paper lantern large to fit the sentiment, but it made it more complicated as a result of it’s sheer size. I’m going to make a smaller one inside a card soon and will post the information here.

Supplies: all non-affliate links used

Paper: Lawn Fawn woodgrain cardstock, Bazzill Basics 40lb vellum,

Dies: Trinity Stamps Castle Builder Die,