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Firetruck Duck card

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Welcome!  I have another slimline card for you today featuring the Firetruck Duck stamp set and a lot of splishy, splashy watery embellishments including the Wave stencil!  I hope that you get the sense that I had a lot of fun making this card!

To make the card, I made a slimline card base with the dimensions of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches and then die cut a slimline scalloped panel that had windows in it (all dies from Trinity Stamps) out of blue cardstock in my stash.  I knew that I wanted to make a shaker card so I die cut the same panel out of white foam and cut only with the scalloped panel die out of acetate.  To make the shaker, the gluing order was blue panel, acetate, foam, fill with shaker raindrops sequins (Trinity Stamps) before adhering it to a 8 inch by 3 inch white cardstock piece (can be die cut or cut by hand); I used Gina K connect glue because it allows movement of the items before it dries.  Once I had this sandwich complete, I adhered it with strong double sided tape to the slimline card base.

To create the acetate waves on the front of the card, I used Versamark ink with the Wave stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate (the only one that I found stands up to heat well without warping) prior to adding Wow embossing powder in “Under The Sea” color.  I then used a heat gun as I normally would; the acetate did not warp!

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I then fussy cut individual waves and adhered them as you can se below.  The advantage of making individual waves is that you can first place them, cut anything you don’t want and then adhere them to your project without committing first like you would if you were to directly heat emboss the cardstock panel.  I think the acetate also enhances the shimmer of the embossing powder!

CBKAug 9-3I die cut all the Firetruck Duck stamp images with my Brother Scan-n-cut2 and then simply copic colored them with R46, RV29 (firetruck, hydrant, hat), Y21, YR21 & YR68 (ducks) B000 (water) and C3, C5 (hose, tires).  I added sequins from Trinity Stamps and white gel pen marks to highlight certain areas.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Trinity Stamps

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!

Trinity Stamps

Happy Birthday Card

Jun 3 CBK-2

I have a slimline shaker floral card for you today that uses the Marshmallow Alphabet die set, the Slimline Series: Envelope Builder Die Set and the Sunflower Bouquet Builder stamp & die set.

The slimline card base has the dimensions 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches, and to it I adhered an 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch panel from Lawn Fawn Dandy Day cardstock in yellow.  I die cut a frame out of solar white Neenah 110lb cardstock and white foam with the Slimline Series: Envelope Builder Die Set.  I enclosed some Fish Flakes confetti to create the shaker component as seen below.

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To make the sentiment I die cut moss cardstock (no specific brand, I just had it in my stash) with the Marshmallow Alphabet die set.  I stamped all the images from the Sunflower Bouquet Builder stamp with Lawn Fawn crunchy leaf ink (it is copic marker friendly) & cut out the images with the Sunflower Bouquet Builder die set.  I colored the sunflowers with copics Y21, YR21, YR15 and YR27 and added black and white gel pen marks to create some dimension.

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I adhered everything in place, and then added a few extra yellow sequins in the middle of the flowers and on the sides.  A bow made of twine finished off the bouquet.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Miss Ink Stamps

A Very Merry Unbirthday Card

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Hi there, I have an “unbirthday” slimline card for you today- perfect for any day but the recipients birthday! LOL.  I used the Unbirthday stamp set along with cute little pigs from Punny Farm Pigs stamp set, Streamers stamp set and the Piñata Party stamp set.

I stamped all the images with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and die cut them with my Brother ScanNCut2.  I did some simple copic coloring with the markers I had, as I have limited colors. Here is a close up of the streamers I’ve used and the shading details.

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The slimline panel and grass were cut with dies from Trinity Stamps using cardstock and glitter cardstock.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold glitter embossing powder from Brutus Monroe as shown below.

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This closeup shows that I also put gold and white acrylic paint splatters on the panel prior to adhering everything down. I hope that you like today’s design- thank you for stopping by!

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Running in Place Card

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Hi everyone, Christine here.  I’m here with a slimline card using the Queen of Hearts stamp set. I have used this stamp set quite a lot, but had not used my favorite sentiment from this set yet.  It is “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast.”

It has a special place in my heart because in college I encountered the “Red Queen hypothesis” in evolutionary biology that is based on this exact sentiment.  The premise is that an evolving species must continue to evolve at a continuous rate to keep pace with a competitor.  Enough biology though, let’s switch gears and get to the card!

I first die cut a scalloped panel from Neenah 110 lb solar white cardstock and Lawn Fawn speckled pink cardstock with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series Scalloped Panels & Banners die set and then die cut the cardstock panels using the windows die from the Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panels & Windows die.

I die cut and copic colored the queen, rabbits and flowers from the Queen of Hearts stamp set primarily with R22, R35 and R46.  I truly love this combination in conjunction with a white gel pen for highlights for the queen. I adhered everything into place and added some Roses are Red embellishments as a final touch.

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Thank you for stopping by- have a wonderful day!

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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!


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!


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Spooky Critter Card


Today I finally got a chance to use almost the entire adorable Boo Crew stamp set on a slimline card.  I tried to make a set of photos of the critters in front of the graveyard scene mounted on 2 panels that I had ink blended distress oxide ink on.


  1. First I made a slim line card with the dimensions 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches out of Neenah solar white cardstock, as well as a 8 inch by 3 inch panel.  I recently got a die that cuts “photos” from Ellen Hutson- so I prepared 3 for the card- again, out of Neenah solar white cardstock.
  2. I stamped all the images with Memento black ink, created masks, fussy cut the masks and applied them prior to ink blending. I used chipped sapphire and dusty concord distress oxide inks for the sky and scattered straw and a little dried marigold for the moon.  I put distress ink chipped sapphire on the card base and dusty concord for the card panel.  I made speckles on all the panels with Lawn Fawn liquid stardust and white acrylic paint.
  3. I copic colored all the images, the ghosts were colored with C3 & C00.  The pumpkins were colored with YR68 and YR27.  Finally I added some gold sparkle sequins and some spider sequins, as well as a black banner with a white heat-embossed sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by!

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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!


Miss Ink Stamps

Party with the pigs card


Today I wanted to make another slim line card and as I always have a need for birthday cards, I decided to use the adorable Punny Farm Pigs, Streamers and Everyday Sentiments stamp sets to create one.

  1. First I made a slim line card with the dimensions 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches out of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I cut a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch panel and 8 inch by 3 inch panel out of Lawn Fawn cardstock (Spiffy Speckles & Perfectly Springtime Plaid).  I recently got a die that cuts “photos” from Ellen Hutson- so I prepared 3 for the card.
  2. All images were stamped with Gina K black amalgam ink onto Neenah solar white cardstock and then die cut prior to coloring with copic markers.  For the squares within the photos, I stamped the images, created masks, fussy cut the masks and applied them prior to ink blending with a custom distress oxide ink color I had made (few drops of mowed lawn put into a lot of china blue).
  3. I then copic colored all the images (pigs- R00, bow & hats-RV17, cake & present-E50, streamers & duck- Y21 & YR21, balloons- BG11, BG10 & R30) and applied some glitter paste.  Finally I added some sequins and some gold string to finalize the design.

Thank you for stopping by!