You are Loved!

Hi everyone! I’m off to Creativation for the weekend but I wanted to share this fun card with you today. I actually starting making this card with an idea in mind, however, that didn’t work out and I ended up with this instead. Sometimes (a lot of times) this happens and I figured it out regardless.

I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp’s instagram challenge of “something new” and I went with new techniques along with new items in my crafty stash.

I’ve play with alcohol markers before but I never really got the foiling to work for me. I wanted to try it again after seeing a few photos on instagram, I was inspired.

I used a piece of yupo paper along with a few alcohol inks. I wanted to go with monotone colors around pink and red since I had stamp images that were Valentine-esque. I used the following colors: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight, and the Pearl alcohol ink, Intrique, along with the Ink Blending Solution.

Let me say this outright: I am never happy with how the alcohol inks turn out. NEVER. I will keep playing with it again and again until I’m semi-satisfied. Even with this piece, I was not particularly stunned by it at all and I only stopped playing with it because I didn’t want to overwork it.

After a little bit of time, I added some Minc rose gold foil to the yupo paper. The foil stuck with the wet areas of the alcohol inks and this is where the magical happens. My panel that I was not so happy with, was gorgeous! Of course, there are some pieces that I wish stuck with foil but I was pretty happy with it. The only problem with this was that the original images that I planned to use with it, would not work with it because the background was too bold and busy.

I dug further into my recent purchases and remembered I had the Simon Says Stamp You are Loved die and this was perfect for it. I die cut the image out three times and stacked them. Additionally, I die cut the border image out of vellum so the sentiment would be the focal point. This worked out perfectly so I placed it on the bottom left hand corner and finished it off with some embellishments.

I hope you get inspired to create! 

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DIES: Simon Says Stamp – You are Loved: http://bit.ly/384gIpf
INK: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Pink Sherbet, Purple Twilight; Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks: Intrigue
MISCELLANEOUS: Heidi Swapp – Minc Rose Gold Foil: http://shrsl.com/228oq

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Screen Time | Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card featuring Lawn Fawn’s stamp set named, Screen Time

I created this card originally for my brother’s birthday and realized it’s such a relatable card that I made it again for another birthday. Who doesn’t sit in bed texting or playing video games?

I originally had seen this floating around on social media using a cut file, but I figured that I could pull the card together using items from my crafty stash. I’m a big fan of creating interactive cards without using specific dies. It takes a bit of work but you’re able to customize it to make it your own.

The card is relatively simple to put together once you have the coloring done and the box set up.

The dimensions for this particular shadow box are as follows:
Front of Bed: 1.75” x 7.5” (Score at 0.5, 1.5, 6, 7 inches)
Back of Bed: 4.5” x 4”
Inserts (Blankets): 4.5 x 2.5 (back of bed); 2” x 6” (score at 0.5, 5.5)

Along with this blog post, here is my process video to show you the details of how this card came to be.

Everything that I’m using to create the card will be listed down below for your curiosity and convenience. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! 

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Gnome Treat Bags

Hi everyone! Yes, I know it’s almost Christmas but I wanted to share this easy treat bag for Christmas. Every year, my family has a Secret Santa gift exchange and I like to create little treat bags for the event.

The easiest way to create treat bags is by using dies, when producing in mass and when you just don’t have time to color.

Gnomes have been such a big hit this season and I also fell into the trend. I actually ordered the Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome die when I saw a gnome in their card kit. I didn’t actually realize there was a smaller one as well but I was perfectly content with the one I got (I might even get the smaller one for next year).

I did a bunch of die cutting 12 gnomes using random Christmas pattern paper I have that I only can use up once a year to create the gnomes. I also did do a bunch of cutting out of white cardstock. For the gnome, I colored up his nose and his beard so the coloring is definitely at a minimum.

Once I was done with the gnomes, I moved on to my treat bag topper using My Favorite Things Stamps’ Treat Bag die. I cut out 12 of these and went ahead to stamp using Lawn Fawn – Let it Snow stamp set to give the topper a snowy background.

For my main sentiment, I used Trinity Stamps’ Merry Christmas stamp set. I only could use the large Merry sentiment paired with the smaller Christmas font.

Once the gnomes and treat bag toppers were completed, it was assembly time and this part went really quickly to create 12 goodie bags for my Secret Santa event.

I know Christmas is basically here, but I hope it gives you inspiration for an easy goodie bag in the future or for any fun occasion!

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

STAMP SET(S)
Trinity Stamps – Merry Christmas Senti-mini:  http://shrsl.com/20zfz
Lawn Fawn – Snowy Backdrop: http://shrsl.com/20zg0
DIES
Simon Says Stamp – Large Gnome: http://bit.ly/2Mh6Y2O
My Favorite Things Stamp – Treat Bag: http://shrsl.com/20zg1
INK
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink: http://shrsl.com/1eonc 
COLORING
Copic Sketch – E00: http://shrsl.com/1729l 
Copic Sketch – E02: http://shrsl.com/20y5e
Spectrum Noir Illustrator – IG01
Spectrum Noir Illustrator – IG02
MISCELLANEOUS
My Favorite Things Stamp – Gusset Treat Bag: http://shrsl.com/20zg2

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I Like Naps | Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card featuring the freebie I received with purchase on Black Friday from Lawn Fawn. It’s the stamp set called I Like Naps. It’s not available for purchase right now but it probably will be later on. They do have a coordinating stamp set called Hang in There and I think I might have to pick it up too.

I stamped the image using Ink on 3’s Fadeout Ink and colored it up using Copic markers. I knew I wanted him to be the centerpiece of the card I created. Usually, I would do something like a distress ink back ground with splatter, but I thought that the Trinity Stamps Catching Some Rays stencil would be perfect. It’s a layering stencil that has two parts.

Using distress oxide inks for the first layer, I blended three different colors: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber. Then with the second stencil, I used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade with some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste. I love using the Moonstone color because I can mix it with inks to create the color I need.

Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder on brown cardstock. This finished off the card!

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STAMP SET(S)
Lawn Fawn – I Like Naps
STENCILS: 
*Trinity Stamps – Catching Some Rays: http://shrsl.com/20shs
INK
*Ink on 3 – Fadeout Ink:  http://bit.ly/2RulfMP
Mini Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade: http://shrsl.com/1epki
Distress Oxide Ink – Fossilized Amber: http://shrsl.com/1gsjd
Distress Oxide Ink – Squeezed Lemonade: http://shrsl.com/1gsiu
Distress Oxide Ink – Wild Honey: http://shrsl.com/20si7
COLORING
Copic Sketch – W02: http://shrsl.com/17ydr 
Copic Sketch – W04: http://shrsl.com/17yds  
Copic Sketch – W06: http://shrsl.com/1ex4i 
Copic Sketch – W08: http://shrsl.com/1fd7c 
Copic Sketch – E50: http://shrsl.com/1fbxs 
Copic Sketch – E53: http://shrsl.com/1ah34 
Copic Sketch – E55: http://shrsl.com/1ah36   
Copic Sketch – E57: http://shrsl.com/1ah37   
Copic Sketch – E59: http://shrsl.com/1ah38  
Copic Sketch – YG03: http://shrsl.com/1ah3d 
Copic Sketch – YG11: http://shrsl.com/1ex4g 
Copic Sketch – YG13: http://shrsl.com/1ah3f 
Copic Sketch – YG17: http://shrsl.com/1erwt 
Copic Sketch – YG25: http://shrsl.com/1erwu 
Copic Sketch – YG67: http://shrsl.com/1ah3h
HEAT EMBOSSING
Wagner Heat Gun: http://shrsl.com/1esm6 
Anti-Static Powder pouch: http://shrsl.com/1ev6k 
Versamark Ink: http://shrsl.com/1eone 
Hero Arts – White Embossing Powder: http://shrsl.com/1ev6t 
MISCELLANEOUS:
Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone: http://shrsl.com/20sib

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No Line Coloring | The Gray Muse

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card featuring The Gray Muse’s stamp set named, Hugs. If you’re part of the crafty community, you know that enamel pins are the hot items to collect and they are so fun. I personally first was introduced to The Gray Muse by spotting some of her pins. My favorite is “You Can Google That”.

One of my favorite things to do lately has been no line coloring and I received the Hugs stamp set for my birthday and knew I just had to color it up.

Don’t get me wrong, I love doing no line coloring but realistically, it takes longer than most and for this particular card, I spent quite a few days working on it because my attention span worked on parts of this card at a time.

I truly find this super relaxing and this set was just gorgeous and perfect. The image is perfect for an A2 card so this was the main focal point. I actually stamped out a second image in black ink and colored only the letters in black. I added them right on top of the stamp set and add a little bit of glitter.

To finish off this card, I add a ton of gems around to border the stamp image and I just love how it turned out.

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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for review and use. All other items were personally purchased. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. 

STAMP SET(S)
The Gray Muse – Hugs:
INK
Ink on 3 – Fadeout Ink:  http://bit.ly/2RulfMP 
Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink: http://shrsl.com/1eonc
COLORING
Copic Sketch – E23: http://shrsl.com/1wqi6 
Copic Sketch – E25: http://shrsl.com/172a2 
Copic Sketch – R81: http://shrsl.com/17yeg 
Copic Sketch – R83: http://shrsl.com/17yeh 
Copic Sketch – R85: http://shrsl.com/17yei
Copic Sketch – V12: http://shrsl.com/17yeb 
Copic Sketch – V15: http://shrsl.com/17yec 
Copic Sketch – V17: http://shrsl.com/17yee 
Copic Sketch – G05: http://shrsl.com/1szhc 
Copic Sketch – G17: http://shrsl.com/1szhg 
Copic Sketch – G28: http://shrsl.com/1erwv  
Copic Sketch – YG03: http://shrsl.com/1ah3d 
Copic Sketch – YG17: http://shrsl.com/1erwt 
Copic Sketch – YG67: http://shrsl.com/1ah3h

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Group Hugs | Waffle Flower

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card featuring Waffle Flower‘s stamp set named, Group Hug. I’ve always eyed this set because it’s a fun one to stamp and color up. Lately, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been really into no line coloring and enjoying it so much!

To start off, I use Ink on 3‘s Fadeout ink, which is an ink that is formulated specifically for no line coloring because it take on the color you lay on top of it. I love it!

This is definitely an easy card to make since the stamp image is so large. The set includes random accessories but I really just wanted to use the image in its original form.

Together with Copic markers, I colored this in. I definitely took my time with this one and took multiple breaks in between. No line coloring has been really challenging and also totally rewarding. I just love the finished product.

Once I finished coloring the image, I trimmed it down with a slight white border. On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I decided to use two distress oxide inks: Pickled Raspberries with Wilted Violet on the edges. It turned out to be so soft and pretty! To finish it off, I used a bit of metallic white watercolor to splatter on the background.

For the sentiment, I stamped the word “Hugs” directly onto my background and then heat embossed the rest of it using white embossing powder on black cardstock. I trimmed the embossed sentiments down to strips.

Since the image is so large, the only space I had was the top left corner (which I noticed is a popular chosen spot for most of the cards using this set).

I love how this turned out and am excited to see how many other ways I can use this set. It’s such a fun one to coloring and I can’t wait to ink it up again!

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STAMP SET(S):
Waffle Flower – Group Hug

INK: 
Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
Mini Distress Ink – Picked Raspberries
Mini Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

TOOLS: 
Wagner Heat Gun
Anti-Static Powder pouch
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts – White Embossing Powder

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Not 2 Shabby | Warm & Cozy

Hi everyone! Lately, I’ve been obsessed with no line coloring. I just love how soft and fun it looks. It’s also been a bit challenging to get down the shadows to achieve the right look. Today, I’m sharing a card featuring Not 2 Shabby‘s stamp set named, Warm & Cozy.

I wanted to feature the cute penguin in this Warm & Cozy set so I stamped it out using Ink on 3‘s Fadeout Ink. I went ahead and colored using copic markers with a mix of blue and purples. I just adore how this turned out.

I wanted to feature him since I spent the time coloring it but I also wanted a fun background. In the same Warm & Cozy set, there’s this large snowflake that I decided to stamp using Ink on 3‘s Juicy ink along with Artic White embossing powder. I did this all on Canson XL watercolor paper so I could do a soft watercolor background.

For the background, I used two Ink on 3 Atelier Inks: Peacock Blue and My Jam Purple. I smooshed them on my glass mat and mixed in a bit of water. I added the colors to the background and it came together beautifully.

To finish this off, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock using Juicy ink and Artic White embossing powder. The sentiment strip was the perfect place to have the penguin sit on top of.

I hope you enjoyed this card and get inspired to create! 

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Thanksgiving Crafty Sales

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I hope everyone’s having a family-filled and food-filled day. It’s one of my favorite holidays of the year and it’s all filled with sales too! I’ve already taken advantage of a ton and I’m sure there’s more coming.

Here are a few I know about that I personally have taken advantage of:

  • Trinity Stamps
    – 25% off the entire store automatically
    – with a purchase of $50, you’ll receive the Snow Mole-bile stamp (I’m featuring a project using it today below).
    – with a purchase of $75, you’ll receive the Snow Mole-bile stamp AND die
    – Valid until December 2, 2019
  • Ink on 3
    – Use code THANKS35 for 35% off your entire order
    – Valid until December 3, 2019
  • LDRS Creative
    – Use code BLACKFRIDAY40 for 40% off your entire order
    – Valid until December 1, 2019
  • My Favorite Things Stamp
    – Use code THANKS for 35% off your entire order
    – Valid until December 2, 2019
  • Pink & Main
    – Use code BLACK2019 for 25% off your entire order
    – Valid until December 2, 2019
  • Simon Says Stamp
    – Use code GBLE299 for 30% off Simon Says Stamp brand items
    – Valid until November 28, 2019

Today, I’m sharing a card featuring the freebie Trinity Stamps stamp set named, Snow Mole-bile, which you’ll receive with a purchase with $50. You’ll also get the coordinating die with a purchase of $75 or more.  

I just wanted to create a simple and fun card to feature this little cutie. I’ve been super into no-line coloring, so I decided to do that today. I stamped the Mole using Ink on 3‘s Fadeout ink.

I also used Trinity Stamps’ Slimline Card Series: Scenic Border Die Set to cut out some masks for the snow banks. Once I masked it too, I used the Season Greetings Silhouettes stamp set to add a few trees using Versafine ink and Ink on 3’s Clear Embossing powder. I also decided to stamp out the moon in Ink on 3’s Chrome Embossing powder so it stands out.

After I finished the trees, I used the Blending Buddy with distress inks to create a sky. The colors I used are Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot. For the sky, I had to add stars, so I used Perfect Pearls and Permanent White Gouache to splatter it everywhere.

I colored up the cute little mole using some Copic markers and then stamped out the sentiment from the set. It’s punny!

I hope you get inspired to create and take advantage of the different sales happening for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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Not 2 Shabby – Happy Halloween

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card featuring Not 2 Shabby‘s stamp set named, Happy Halloween

The witches in this set were too adorable not to color up! I also added some lighting to help create the night time scene and I think it really adds to the effect. What do you think?

Along with this post, here is my process video to show you the details of how this card came to be. 

Everything that I’m using to create the card will be listed down below for your curiosity and convenience. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! 

SUPPLIES ← 

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. 

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Trinity Stamps Collaboration today! I think we all can guess what the theme of today’s blog hop is…. COFFEE!

There will be a $20 GC to be selected from participating blogs (comment on all). Must comment by 10/22 at 11:59 PM PT. Winner will be announced 10/26 on the Trinity Blog.

Today, I’m using the Frappy Camper’s Perking Spot stamp set, which is an exclusive collaboration set, along with the Layered Birch stencil set. This is an adorable set that reminds me of getting up on the weekend and heading to the Marina to the Philz truck (can you guess which city I live in?).

The idea behind this card was the fact that the coordinating dies actually cut out the coffee window. Lately, I haven’t been able to spend too much time with creating interactive cards but I just HAD to with this one.

Check out how I put everything together for this little interactive coffee truck in my YouTube video. It’s adorable (if I do so say myself)!

Trinity Stamps
Brenda Noelke
Christine Burillo-Kirch
Davina Cantrell
Courtney Kreeber
Emelie Hessler
Emily Mydlowski
Jeannie Lieu – YOU ARE HERE!
Shanna Slater
Coffee Loving Cardmakers  
Amy Tsuruta 
Annette Allen
Kerry Urbatch
Helen Gullett
Lisa Bzibziak
Robyn Jordan
Lori Turner
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Katie Brooks
Kathy Schweinfurth
Lisa Golzbein

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to follow along on the blog hop and leave a comment for a chance to win!

SUPPLIES ← Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. 

DISCLAIMER ← Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Not 2 Shabby – Happy Fall

Hi everyone! So awhile back, I discovered Not 2 Shabby because of her Unicorn sets, Unicorn Dreamland and Unicorn Magic. They are super cute sets so I’m not surprised when Jamie released her holiday sets, which I’ll be featuring over the next few months.

To start, I’m using the fall set, Happy Fall, and my timing couldn’t be perfect because today is the first day of fall! This set is super cute and packed with all these fall items, but I fell in love with that scarecrow so I wanted to use him as a focal point for my card.

I also really love the leaf in this set and wanted to incorporate it. I stamp this leaf repeatedly to create a border on the top and bottom of the card. While coloring this portion in, I went with autumn colors.

I stamped out the scarecrow and added the little pumpkin on a separate piece of cardstock. When I finished, I trimmed it down so it would leave the leaves peeking and also mounted it on some foam tape to give it dimension. For the sentiment, I used Scarecrow Kisses and Fall Wishes.

Isn’t it super duper cute!? Also, if you were interested in the holiday bundle, it’s currently on sale for a discounted bundle price! Check it out!

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Trinity New Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be a part of Trinity Stamps new release blog hop and we’re doing a giveaway! One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Trinity Gift Card. Leave a comment on all the blog hop stops for a chance to win! All the blogs will be linked down below!

So…. I might be biased because I love fall but there’s a TON of super cute items for this release. If you saw my sneak peek card from yesterday over at the Trinity blog, I used Autumn Forest Friends to create an autumn scene. I also snuck in a mini sneak peek into the Sleepy Hollow stamp set.

For today’s card, I focused on the Sleepy Hollow stamp set. This set is super adorable and is perfect to create a full scene card as well. Although it comes with coordinating dies, I opted to go ahead and mask my entire scene.

When creating a more complicated scene, I’ll always stamp out everything first so I can use it as a template to make sure I stamp everything in the correct order. The things you want to appear in front have to be stamped first.

Since I cut out little masks for everything, I wanted to make the most of my card by creating two instead of just one. I went ahead and stamped everything out at the same time using a stamp positioner, which makes life much easier.

Before I get to coloring all my stamped images, I went in with distress inks to create a background using the new Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy Brushes. These brushes are super soft, have a case, and can stand up on their own. Creating the backgrounds were super easy with them!

For my day scene, I used blues and yellows. For my night scene, I went with purples and blues. I also used the new Birch Tree Stencils, which contain the negative and positive stencils, for the background. It added a bit of depth to the card behind my main scene and I didn’t have to think much about it.

Once I finished my backgrounds, I removed all the masks and colored my main image in with alcohol markers. For the day scene, I kept everything bright and happy. For the night scene, I added an element of the light shining from the lantern. I really enjoyed how these two came together. Although it took extra time to create masks and stamp out my scene properly, I think it was totally worth it! I hope you enjoyed both my cards! Do you have a favorite? I personally couldn’t be more thrilled with how my night scene turned out!

Make sure to hop along and leave a comment from the design team for a chance to win. All the projects are just fabulous!

Trinity Stamps
Brenda Noelke
Christine Burillo-Kirch
Courtney Kreeber
Davina Cantrell
Emelie Hessler
Emily Mydlowski
Jeannie Lieu (You are here!)
Katie Brooks
Lisa Cisneros
Jenn Bena
Shanna Slater
Seeka

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