You’ve been Boozed

Hi friends! How’s the weather where you are? We had our first snow day before yesterday and it sure was a beautiful sight! It snowed a little bit more today but it didn’t stick, so we’ll see what tonight brings! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I indulged myself in some super adorable Trinity Stamps Halloween stamps and dies, and have a fun Trinity Stamps Ambassador inspiration project to share this evening! I made this card a couple weeks ago and have had so much going on that I haven’t had a chance to post it, so I’m chomping at the bit! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and Hot Off The Press purple gingham patterned paper which I adhered together. I added embellishing strips cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock to the bottom of the panel. Using the Creepy Cocktails Die Set, I die cut the glasses and extra elements from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, and CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, and adhered them to the front panel. I stamped three of the sentiments from the Trick or Drink Stamp Set in purple, orange and green ink, trimmed them, and adhered them to the front panel. I added strips of clear gemstones to the top and bottom of the green embellishing strip, and then added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and tiny black gemstones as the spider’s eyes.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the purple gingham paper and red, green, and dark purple cardstock. I stamped another sentiment from the Trick or Drink Stamp Set in black ink and layered the panel on dark purple cardstock.

And one more peek… how stinkin’ cute is this?! I fell in the love with these stamps and dies the moment I laid eyes on them! So fun!

Trinity Stamps products used:
Trick or Drink Stamp Set
Creepy Cocktails Die Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, Hot Off The Press Gingham #1 6×6 papers
Ink: Arteza Alcohol Marker- BK00; Catherine Pooler Grape Crush, Mandarin Spice, and Lime Rickey inks
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Glossy Accents, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Strips, Darice tiny Black Gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Friends Are Flowers Envelope Box Card

Hi friends! A very Happy Friday to you – I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this afternoon with a Trinity Stamps Ambassador inspiration project that I finished up yesterday afternoon which I’m super stoked to share! If you know me, you know I absolutely love fun folds, and box cards are at the top of the list of my favorites! Trinity Stamps recently released their Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit and I had a blast stamping, coloring and die cutting all the blooms in this kit for my envelope box card! This is my own design that I created with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and this one does not fold flat for mailing like the typical box card (which I did for more stability) but I plan to work on an envelope box card design that does fold flat, so stay tuned! ;)

I cut the envelope base from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, scored and punched it with the WRMK Envelope Punch Board, and covered the flaps with gingham paper. Using the Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit, I stamped the blooms (in multiples) on Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies (also included in the kit), and arranged them in layers on the front and inside of the box. I stamped a sentiment from the Friends Are Flowers stamp set, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock. The final step was adding gemstones from the Summer Sparkles Embellishment Mix (also included in the kit) with the Trinity Pick-Up Stick which really added some pretty sparkle.

Looking at the overhead shot, you can see there are three layers of blooms. I embellished the back of the box with a strip of the pink gingham paper and a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. Using stamps from Supporting Script Sentiments stamp set and Just For You stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in black and pink ink.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! It took a little while to stamp, color and die cut all the blooms, but it was well worth it!

Trinity Stamps products used:
Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit (includes Summer Blooms stamps and dies, and Summer Sparkles Embellishment Mix)
Friends Are Flowers stamp set
Supporting Script Sentiments stamp set
Just For You stamp set
Trinity Pick-Up Stick,

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, Hot Off The Press Gingham #2 6×6 papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- YG13, YG15, YR04, YR17, PB06, R05, R14, RP15, RP16; Catherine Pooler It’s A Girl ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Thinking about you

Hi everybody! Hope you’re having a great day! We’ve been out of town today toolin’ around with a good friend and just got home a little bit ago, so thought I’d pop on to share a pretty inspiration project for Trinity Stamps that I made yesterday. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Trinity Stamps just released their Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit which is their first-ever kit, and the First Bloom stamp set and First Bloom die set are available as a discounted add-on bundle (20% off) if purchased with the kit. I already have the First Bloom stamps and dies in my stash, so while I’m waiting for my kit arrive, I went ahead and created a CAS friendship card with vibrant orange florals. I also used Topaz Twinkle Embellishing Mix, and the front and inside sentiments are from the Succulent Banner stamp set. Oh, and I used Arteza alcohol markers for the first time to color this image. I had three other brands of alcohol markers taking up space in my studio that I wasn’t completely happy with (colors and/or quality), so I bought a large Arteza set and donated the other three. So far, so good! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Orange cardstock which I layered together and then adhered to the card base. I stamped the image from the First Bloom stamp set in Catherine Pooler Midnight ink, colored it with alcohol markers, and cut it with the coordinating First Bloom die set. I then layered the die cut image on three more plain die cuts for some dimension, and adhered the piece to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Succulent Banner stamp set and added several small gemstones from Topaz Twinkle Embellishing Mix.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock and a strip of skinny black pattern washi tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Succulent Banner stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Orange cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so in love with this stamp set! Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the new papercrafting kit because I know the stamps, dies, ink cubes, papers, storage pocket and rhinestones are going to be just as amazing! Woo-hoo!

Trinity Stamps products used:
First Bloom stamp set
First Bloom die set
Succulent Banner stamp set
Topaz Twinkle Embellishing Mix

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Orange cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Midnight ink; Arteza YG13/15/17, YG01/04/05, R12/14, Y31; Versamark
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI, Big Shot, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Me & My Big Ideas skinny black pattern washi tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Floral Note Card

Hey everybody! I’ve had some great fun in my studio today and have another Trinity Stamps inspiration project to share this evening. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I used the gorgeous First Bloom stamp set with coordinating First Bloom die set along with Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix for this note card featuring alcohol ink on vellum. I rarely ever use a stamped image that hasn’t been colored but did so on this card because it really pops on the alcohol ink background! To tell you how this old brain works, a friend posted a card featuring alcohol ink on vellum the other day and I cannot remember who it was or which social media outlet I saw it on. But this technique has been on my ‘to-do’ list for a long while and I’d like my friend (if she’s reading this) to know that she inspired me to go ahead and give it a whirl! So glad I did because it turned out beautifully on the first try!

I created the alcohol ink on vellum panel and while it was drying, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a thin stitched frame. Using the First Bloom stamp set, I stamped the main floral image in teal ink and then die cut it with the coordinating First Bloom die set. I flipped the alcohol panel over, adhered the frame to it, and adhered them to the card base. I adhered the floral to the background and added some bling from the Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix. I REALLY love these embellishment mixes – the gemstones are absolutely gorgeous!

I die cut the inside panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, and adhered them together. I embellished the white panel with leftover strips of the alcohol background and teal cardstock, and added a stamped and die cut element in the lower left corner. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank to write a custom message.

And one more look… really loving how this turned out and I hate that I waited so long to try it! The results are every bit as amazing as they are on Yupo paper!

Trinity Stamps products used:
First Bloom stamp set
First Bloom die set
Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore 30# Vellum, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Daydream ink; Ranger alcohol ink- Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Lettuce, Citrus, Cool Peri, Sunshine Yellow
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger alcohol blending solution, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops,

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Welcome to the neighborhood

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – I hope your week is going well! We sure are enjoying the weather out here… we’ve had some over-cast days with rain here and there for over a week now, and we’re waking up to glorious temps in the 50s! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with another Trinity Stamps inspiration project – a pretty ‘welcome neighbor’ gatefold card created with the gorgeous Succulent Banner stamp set and coordinating Succulent Banner die set, embellished with Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix. I don’t watercolor very often but I did break out some watercolor paper, distress inks and my Niji brush for this one!

I cut a 5″ square gatefold card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with front and inside layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and P13 Always and Forever papers. I die cut stitched circles from the white and green cardstock and layered them together. Using the Succulent Banner stamp set, I stamped the image in Ranger Black Soot archival ink on Bristol smooth watercolor paper, and watercolored the image with Ranger peeled paint, forest moss, fired brick and mowed lawn distress ink on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. I stamped a partial image on a scrap of the watercolor paper solely for the front flower which I watercolored and fussy cut. Once the images were dry, I cut the image with the coordinating Succulent Banner die, adhered it to another plain die cut, then adhered it to the layered circle die cuts. I adhered the single fussy-cut flower to the main image with a 1mm thick foam square for a tad bit of dimension. I adhered the layered circle die cuts to the front left flap along with four die cut corners cut from the green cardstock. I added a tiny magnet closure and then finished the front with several gemstones from the Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and P13 Always and Forever papers used on the front, stamped the sentiment in Ranger Black Soot archival ink, and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! I really do need to watercolor more often as I really enjoyed this!

Trinity Stamps products used:
Succulent Banner stamp set
Succulent Banner die
Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol smooth surface watercolor paper, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, P13 Always and Forever 6×8 paper pad
Ink: Ranger Black Soot archival ink; Ranger distress ink- peeled paint, forest moss, fired brick and mowed lawn
Dies/Punches: JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Niji water brush, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Brutus Monroe mini disc magnet, Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Friends are flowers

Hi friends! I hope your week is going well and you’re staying healthy and creative! Absolutely no complaints here – I’ve gotten a lot of studio time in lately which makes me happy! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m thrilled to share my first project as a Trinity Stamps Ambassador! We haven’t gotten our official assignments yet but have been given the go-ahead to share whatever projects we want to create until the assignments roll in. So I created a pretty front step card (you know how I LOVE this fold!) featuring the Friends are Flowers stamp set and the coordinating Friends are Flowers die set! I sure do love me some gnomes and I’ve added several of their most adorable gnome stamps and dies to my stash!

I stamped the image from the Friends are Flowers stamp set on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it with the coordinating Friends are Flowers die set. I adhered the die cut image to a white stitched oval die cut, adding shimmer to the butterfly and popping it up on an Adhesive Foam Circle. I cut a slightly larger stitched oval from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock and adhered it beneath the white oval. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock and yellow and white dotted cardstock, and assembled the card. I stamped the sentiment on Solar White cardstock, cut it with the coordinating die, and adhered it to the bottom of the card front.

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of yellow dotted and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the Succulent Banner stamp set and layered the panel on the red cardstock.

And one more look… I absolutely love this stamp set! Such a cute guy! ;)

Trinity Stamps products used:
Friends are Flowers stamp set
Friends are Flowers die set
Succulent Banner stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, yellow Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Fragrant Oranges Collections, Sunshine Yellows Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Woodland Greens Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Indigo Ink Collection, Palma Violets Collection, Flamingo Pinks Collection, Natural Browns Collection, Fair Skin Tones Collection, Ombre Collection; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig