Coffee, Miss Ink Stamps

Pop Up Goat Card


Welcome!  Today I wanted to make a winter/coffee slider pop-up card using several Miss Ink stamp sets “Punny Goat Stamps“, “Springtime Banners“, “Brewtiful” and “Oh Nuts“. It has been a while since I used my favorite critter stamp set “Punny Goat Stamps“; the images always make me smile.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 stitched rectangle panel from a powder blue cardstock and heavyweight vellum from Bazill.  I decided to use the caffeine molecules as surrogate snowflakes (if you squint really hard, maybe they work!) and stamped the molecules with Versamark ink onto the vellum prior to heat embossing with Gina K white fine embossing powder.  You can use any embossing powder, but I do recommend using the heavyweight vellum as it is the only one that I have found will not warp under the heat of an embossing heat tool.
  2. I wanted to create a scene with a cup of coffee on a table in front of a window with critters.  I taped 2 rectangle dies together and die cut a window frame out of woodgrain cardstock.  For the table I cut a 2 inch  by 4.25 inch piece of Lawn Fawn Speckled cardstock by hand and added a die cut table cloth using a die from the Greetery.  To make the sliding mechanism, the easiest way is to cut a groove, either by fussy cutting or die cutting (several companies have a die cut slider). Below I show that by cutting a piece of heavy weight cardstock (I use Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock) into a 3/4 inch by 7 inch piece, one can adhere one or 2 slider elements (seen is the slider element from My Favorite Things) onto that sliding piece that will fit in the groove.  Trapping the sliding elements by adhering the goat die cut on top of the elements now ensures and constitutes the entire sliding mechanism.CBKJan5-2
  3.  I folded over a smaller strip of cardstock (1/2 inch by 3 inches) onto itself and adhered it to the card base (near the top of the card base so that there was a track for the pull mechanism to rest in.  I also adhered some double-sided foam to the back of the card panel as shown, so that there was ample room for the slider to be able to move.CBKJan5-5
  4. I stamped all the images in Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock (85lb) and die cut them with my Brother CutnScan 2. I colored all the images with the copics shown here: coffee cup (E31, B63, B60), goat (E37, W3, W00, R00) squirrel with (E37, R00 & E31) and added white gel pen highlights.CBKJan5-3
  5. Finally I just adhered everything together, added a little pull tab (Lawn Fawn has several), the banner stamped with a sentiment, some sequins and a few scarfs & a hat stamped from Sunny Studio stamps.


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Miss Ink Stamps

Masculine Winter Card Part 2


I again needed a masculine card for my husband, so I decided to use the lovely Snowy Village stamp set again as it reminds of the village he grew up in- a very small town in Germany that has several houses surrounding a church at the very center of the village.

Since Christmas is now over, I decided to make it a “Celebrate the Season” card and decided to pair the Season’s Greetings stamp set with the Snowy Village stamp set.

To make the card:

  1. I stamped the Snowy Village scene with copic-friendly Momento Black Tuxedo ink onto 110 lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and on Avery Self-Adhesive Laser ID Labels that would be used as a mask.  I fussy cut the mask and then placed it onto the cardstock and blended shaded lilac Distress oxide ink on the bottom and tumbled glass Distress oxide ink on the top before removing the mask.
  2. I added the most ink to the bottom layer of snow and then added some Couture Creations sparkle paste in “Frosty Sparkle” to really accent that snow bank. I also added the sparkle paste to the roofs of the houses with a paint brush.
  3. I copic colored the rest of the image (trees are G46, YG61 and YG67, E23 & E37 for the stumps) and the houses were colored very simply with (C3, W3, E31 and E50 for the windows to give the appearance of light).


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Trinity Stamps

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


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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Technique Tuesday

Winter Traveler’s Notebook Layout- Technique Tuesday


Hello to Winter in August!  Today I’m using a stamp set and die from Technique Tuesday’s travel, vacation & recreation section.  I’m using the “Cars on the Road” border die set and the Hello Winter stamp set to create a traveler’s notebook spread detailing an event from last December.


First I stamped all the images in clear embossing powder on two 8 by 4 inch cardstock panels. I then ink blended the distress oxide shaded lilac and tumbled glass on top and wiped with a clear cloth over the stamped images.  Aren’t images adorable?


Here is a close-up for the beautiful images in the stamp set!

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I die cut the car out of red cardstock and the tires & road out of black cardstock. I added some finishing touches to complete the layout: puffed white embossing powder, sequins, wood veneer trees and a woodgrain alpha.

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