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Boba Slimline Shaker Twist & Turn Card


Welcome to today’s post in which I used the new Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die and the Boba Shaker Combo die.  I had a crazy vision to make shaker boba teas that also moved on the card.  Using the My Favorite Things Twist and Turn Interactive die set and Rachel Alverado’s tutorial here, I made a double twist and turn shaker slimline card.

First I ink blended distress oxide ink in spun sugar, tattered rose and antique linen on a slimline card base that had been cut with Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Card Panel die set.  I cut another panel from vellum to give the front of the panel a softer feel.


To keep this post brief, I’ll say that I used Rachel’s tutorial to set up the inside of the card as shown in the photo below.  I doubled up on all the die cuts to make sure everything was sturdy, so I die cut the entire mechanism 4 times out of Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock.  I also created an extra long pull tab to accommodate the slimline size.  It is important to set up the entire mechanism before adding any foam tape to the panel- you want to see where the pieces move so that the foam tape doesn’t impede the mechanism in any way.  You have to use a double layer of foam tape to accommodate the entire mechanism.


Next I stamped, die cut and copic colored the images from the Mama Elephant Boba Tea stamp & die.  For the shakers I die cut each tea shaker image 6 times (24 total), 1 acetate cover (4 total) and 1 complete tea cup outline (4 total) which I glued together with connect glue, the top most layer I colored with copics (R20, R00, Y21 and YR21) because I didn’t have the appropriate color cardstock.  To make it extra glittery, I put some Glitter Kiss glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss over the colored shaker pieces.  Once each shaker component was put together, I adhered it to the underlying mechanism with a strong adhesive foam dot.


I adhered the entire slimline panel to a card base of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  When you pull the tab the cups move!


Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you to Rachel Alvarado for such a wonderful tutorial!


Trinity Stamps

Dust for You!


Today I have a slimline shaker card made with Trinity Stamps Dust Bunnies” stamp & die, Marshmallow Alpha dies, Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die and the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set. The Dust Bunnies are so adorable and I put star sequins “dust” into the windows to pull the whole scene together.

To make the card:

  1. I first die cut a scalloped panel from Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock, acetate and white foam with the Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set and then die cut the same foam and cardstock panels using the windows die from the Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die.  I ink blended tattered rose, antique linen and spun sugar Distress Oxide Inks with my blending buddy brush onto the cardstock panel and window pieces.cbkmay6-2
  2. Next I die cut the word “dust” with the Marshmallow Alpha dies out of pink cardstock I had in my stash. I applied glitter paste (Couture Creations in Frosty Dawn) over the letters and let them air dry for a few hours.  I have a close-up below  so you can see them in their glittery glory!
  3. I die cut all the images from the Dust Bunnies” stamp & die and copic colored them very simply with W00 and W03 (bunnies), (wood post of bed) (bed coverings) (bird dusters).  I tried to keep the overall scene to 4 colors so that everything would tie together nicely.
  4. To put together the shaker card I first adhered the acetate panel to the ink blended outer panel.  I adhered the foam panel onto the folded 3.5 inch by 8.5 cardbase, poured the sequins in and then adhered the acetate/outer cardstock panel on top.  I then adhered all the images in a way that created a scene.  A trick I use when building a scene is to use non-permanent adhesive to put everything into place; once I like the way everything looks, I’ll use permanent adhesive.

That’s it for today- thank you so much for stopping by!


Miss Ink Stamps

Floral Slimline Shaker Card


Today I decided wanted to try a recent technique that I had stumbled upon- painting with alcohol inks.  I thought the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set would be perfect to use, so I created a tall slimline shaker card.

To make the card:

1) I die cut a scalloped frame and shaker windows using the Trinity Stamps Slimline dies out of Lawn Fawn speckled cardstock and white foam.  I used an 8.25 inch by 3.25 inch card base.  I adhered the foam to the card base, glued the reverse side of the cardstock squares, poured in Sweetheart heart sequins and then glued it shut with a piece of acetate on top to create the shaker component.  I then heat embossed the “thinking of you” sentiment from the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set with Brutus Monroe Gilded sparkle embossing powder (a gold embossing powder with gold sparkle in it).

2) I repeated stamped florals and leaves with Versamark Ink from the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set onto heavy vellum from Bazzill. This vellum can easily take on heat embossing without warping; I highly recommend it! I heat embossed all the images with the same Brutus Monroe Gilded Sparkle embossing powder that I used for the sentiment. I then put a few drops of Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls onto an acetate block, dipped my paint brush in and painted the vellum as shown below.

It only takes a few drops to paint all the flowers- the alcohol ink dries fast, so just make sure to have some alcohol blending solution on hand to reconstitute it!  I painted the flowers with “Enchanted” Alcohol Ink Pearls and the leaves with “Sublime” Alcohol Ink Pearls.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves and florals and glued them onto the card.

I hope that you will give this technique a try, it is very enjoyable!  Thank you for stopping by!


Trinity Stamps

Tall Dome Bouquet Card


I love the Tall Dome Shaker Die and wanted to show that it can be used year round!  I decided to use some florals (with Valentine’s Day colors) from the Spring Fling Florals stamp & die set.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a tall dome in blue cardstock and in foam by adhering the 2 dies from the Tall Dome Shaker Die die set as shown below. CBKJan13-2I then only used the outer die to cut a piece out of acetate to make the shaker part of the card. To create the shaker card, you create a sandwich consisting of :dome in blue cardstock, acetate piece, foam piece, shaker parts and finally all this is adhered to a card panel to ensure that no shaker bits can go lost.
  2. The card base is a 6 inch by 6 inch piece of Neenah solar white cardstock scored at 3 inches and folded over.  I cut a card panel out of light blue cardstock using the scalloped die from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope– this fits perfectly on a 3 inch by 6 inch folded notecard.
  3. I die cut the floral images and copic colored with as follows: red flowers- copics R46 and R35, pink flowers- copics R32 & R30, leaves-G43 & G46.  I tend to keep my copic coloring pretty simple!
  4. To finish the card I cut a small piece of wood grained cardstock to serve as a base for the flowers and adhered the flowers and sequins inside the dome prior to sealing the dome up.  I adhered several heart gems around the dome, as well as a tag from the Tall Dome Shaker Die and a sentiment stamped from Sunflower Bouquet Builder stamp set.  A piece of green twine tied the whole card together (pun intended!).



Thank you for stopping by!


Dies: Narrow Card and Bookmark Die with Envelope die set, Tall Dome Shaker Die, Spring Fling Floral dies

Stamps: Spring Fling Floral stamp, Sunflower Bouquet Builder stamp set

Embellishments: Berry Blue Jelly Drop Hearts Embellishment mix

Trinity Stamps

Succulent Shaker Card

Hello!  Today I decided to make a slim card (dimensions are 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches) that included a long planter that doubled as a shaker element.  The stamp sets that I used today are the Fairy Wonderful and Succulent Sparkle sets. I’m sharing a very quick video today on the Trinity Stamps YouTube channel: link.



  1. I made a slim line card base (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches), an 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch panel out of Lawn Fawn spiffy speckled green cardstock and an 8.25 inch by 3.25 inch panel out of Lawn Fawn spiffy speckled purple cardstock (I used the “b” side).
  2. I copic colored several of the Succulent Sparkle and Fairy wonderful images.  The elongated planter was made by using 2 nested rectangle dies and trimming it down to size (I used a copper colored cardstock that I had in my stash).  I adhered acetate to the planter and then surrounded the edges with double adhesive foam to create a container for the sequins/shaker elements called “Lime-Aid green Confetti“.  First I adhered a piece of cardstock that had been heat embossed with Hero Arts sand embossing powder, then added the confetti and then encased the confetti with the shaker planter.
  3. I adhered all the images and finally adorned the card with a few “Blackberry Bliss Jelly Drop Hearts“.

And that is it- a simple card!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


Trinity Stamps

Sea Shaker Card



Today I am up on the Trinity YouTube channel (link to YouTube Video on the Trinity channel, and the video on my channel) showing how to make a sea shaker card using numerous products from the Trinity Stamps new release.  I was so excited to use the Scenes from the Sea stencil and a lot of my video focuses on the use of the stencil to create the backdrop.

  1. I stamped images from the Turtley Awesome, Ocean Reef builder and Mermaid Wishes stamp set and copic colored them.
  2. I blended a light layer of China blue distress ink on an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock with the Trinity blending brushes.  Then I used the stencils to blend several colors of distress ink as shown in the video.  After all the layers were made, I used Glitter Kiss glitter paste to put a layer of glitter on each of the sea plants.  Finally I used some Wow embossing powder at the base of each sea plant and heat set it.
  3. Finally I cut the panel to create both a border and inner backdrop.  I adhered a piece of acetate to the border and then adhered double sided foam adhesive.  I glued the critters and some drops.  Placing sequins on the backdrop, I then adhered the border and closed up the shaker card.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you will try out the stencils- they are a ton of fun!


The Scenes from the Sea stencil:
Mermaid Wishes stamp set:
Turtley Awesome stamp set:
Ocean Reef Builder stamp set:

Trinity Stamps

Trinity Stamps Winter Release- Chibitronics Shaker Card

Welcome back!  Trinity Stamps is still celebrating their new winter release– the celebrations continue on Monday! Today I’m sharing details of how I made the card I shared yesterday. I used the Magical Wizards and Seasonal Silhouette stamp sets, along with Chibitronics, to create an interactive card that can be displayed.  All the details are in the video that I have posted here.



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Hope you will watch my video- thank you for stopping by!