Happy 4th Birthday to Trinity Stamps

It’s hard to believe it has been 4 fantastic years already since we launched Trinity Stamps. Time flys when you are having fun! I have been so blessed to meet so many amazing people on this journey so far. I am so proud of the growth of this little company and overjoyed for the opportunity to help fuel creativity and spread happy mail smiles.

I have a few projects to share with you! I don’t get a lot of time in my craft room with being so busy behind the scenes but I took a few days off to create and it felt SO nice! Here are a few of the cards that I made with the newest release!

Easy Peasy

This adorable stamp, illustrated by my friend Dani @ Love,Dani Studios is one of my favorites. It’s a saying my kids used to use all the time so I thought it would make a perfect encouragement card for one of them.

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and used my watercolors to paint the inside and outside of the sentiment. I cut it out using the coordinating die set as well as the bonus lemon and pea pod dies for the inside of the card. I used the Lemon and Leaves stencil set to create the background behind the sentiment cut out. The sentiment on the inside, “You got this”, came from the 4×8 A sentiment for almost everything stamp set. I really love the blue and the yellow together with the added pop of the green, don’t you?

Swirly Birthday

I made this quick slimline birthday card using the new Slimline Swirly Birthday sentiment and some balloons from the new Celebration Balloons die set. The background was made using the Trinity Stamps Puffy Cloud stencil and some Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink. Once the ink dried on the background I sprayed some shimmery glitter spray from my stash.

I cut out several balloons from the Celebration Balloons Die set and then I added the letters for HAPPY using the Trinity Stamps Graham Cracker Alphabet Die Set cut out of gold glitter cardstock. I cut the Swirly Birthday sentiment out of the same gold cardstock as well as each of the colors I used for the balloons.

I stacked all of the layers of the Swirly birthday sentiment together in rainbow order, leaving the glitter piece for the top. This added dimension as well as a fun stacked rainbow effect from the side. I tied on metallic gold embroidery thread to the balloons and secured the string with tape on the backside of the card.

Celebration Balloon Birthday Slimline Card

This time I used the Balloon celebration stencil set to make another slimline card. I used the largest balloon in the stencil set and some Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink. For the shadow layer I used Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink. I cut out the panel using the Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Die set and mounted it on a panel of silver glitter cardstock. The sentiment was cut out using the Graham Cracker Alphabet Die set as well as the Simply Sentimental: Birthday coordinating die set. I added a sprinkling of the new Silver Sparkle Glitter Rhinestones and some white sparkle twine for the balloon string.

Party Balloons Hot Foil Layered Shaker Card

For this A-2 sized card I used the Cut & Foil Party Balloons die set. I never realized how easy it was to foil on transparency. It was SO fun. I just played around with different foils and different balloons on the Spellbinders foil transparency. I picked out a few of my favorite silver and gold balloon pieces and cut two circles. I took another piece of white cardstock and foiled balloons on that for the background making a third circle. I stacked these layers together with thin foam strips and added some Oh My Stars and Gold Stars Confetti in the two circle stacks.

Because this circle stack was so thick and I didn’t want the foam tape showing on the side, I cut a thin strip of holographic paper to wrap around the outside. I also cut a circle frame out of holographic cardstock using the Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Circle Stack Die Set to layer on top.

I added the word Happy from the Simply Sentimental: Happy Coordinating Die set (stacked three layers) along with the shadow layer in vellum. The bottom Birthday sentiment was cut out of the same holographic cardstock using the Simply Sentimental: Birthday Coordinating Die Set.

I stamped the same font style birthday sentiment on the inside using the 4×8 Simply Sentimental:Birthday stamp set in a light gray ink. I finished off the card with a few Silver Sparkle Glitter Rhinestones and Golden Glass Glitter Rhinestones. This card was a little more time consuming than the rest but lots of fun to make!

Little Layered Ice Cream Cone Slimline Shaker

For this card I used my distress oxide inks and the Little Layered Ice Cream Cone stencil (and coordinating die) to make some yummy ice cream cones. I cut out the ice cream cones and layered them on some white glitter cardstock. I had to trim the bottom of the cone just slightly to fit. I cut out a frame using the Slimline Modern Embossed Die Set from the same white glitter cardstock and used that to make a shaker front. For the confetti I used the new Seashore confetti mix along with Strawberry Ice confetti and Rock Candy Confetti. The Happy sentiment is from the Simply Sentimental: Happy Coordinating die set and the Birthday is from the Simply Sentimental:Birthday coordinating Die Set

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This last card uses the brand new freebie die from Trinity Stamps. This die set comes free with any order totaling $25 or more. There is a series of 4 dies and you can always check on which one is shipping by looking at our sales and promotions page HERE. This card was made using only the dies in this bitty set along with the 4 bar Card and Envelope builder die set and the 4×8 A sentiment for almost anything stamp set. I added a bit of ink blending along the edges of the cut out dies and some Bubble Blower baubles (my favorite embellishment from Trinity Stamps)

There is so much more to see from this brand new release. Visit the Trinity Stamps Shop to see all of the wonderful new release items and head over to the Trinity Stamps Blog to participate in a huge blog hop with fabulous guest designers and of course prizes!

Crafty Hugs,


Trinity Stamp’s Winter Release is here!

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I am So excited to tell you that Trinity Stamps has finally released another fabulous line of Stamps, Dies, and LOTS of embellishments. There are also lots of new shop items added (plus more coming this week!).

If you don’t already know, we started the new release off with a blog hop on Friday and the fun is still happening! If you are coming to my blog for the first time be sure to click the links at the bottom of my post to go through both days of blog hop inspiration. Don’t forget to comment along the way because, friends…. there is prizes, FIVE of them. All of them are worth at least $25 (and some a lot more) Winner will be announced HERE on November 10th!

Now on with the show…

Today I am playing with our new Magical Wizards stamp set, a few stamps from the Wizard Friends set, Magical sentiment stamp set, magical sentiment die set, and the stars from the stand-alone castle builder die set. I am also incorporating some sentiments from Caffeinated Sentiments.

I was inspired by a Starbucks gift card I found. I thought it was absolutely perfect to pair with the Trinity Magical Wizards + Series.

So I started coloring the wizard’s head from Magical Wizards, and then one of the robes from wizard friends. I did some simple copic coloring and because I didn’t want white showing around my image, I opted to fussy cut instead of die cut. I cut the body off except for a piece that will glue behind the robe. I attached the two pieces with my Nuvo Smooth Precision glue and voila! Wizard is (almost) card ready!

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I had made a green background by blending some various shades of Distress Oxide ink and then to make a floor to ground our character, I blended some ink into cardstock then ran it through a WRMK woodgrain embossing folder. I tried doing this with markers and drawing the floor in but it was taking away from my wizard scene too much so this was a much more subtle option.

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I put some foam tape on the back of the wizard and set him and the floor piece aside.

Then came the embossing. I took several colors of WOW embossing and embossed all of the star, sparkle, and shine images from all three sets (Magical Wizards, Wizard Friends, and Magical Sentiments). As I was making my way through the swirl of stars and swooshes, I die cut different sizes of hearts from the Castle Builder die set.

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once all the stamping and embossing was done, I took a damp rag and went along the stary magic trail and gave it even more texture. There were a few spots that still needed something so I took my embossing pen and added some dots here and there.

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I added a sentiment from Caffeinated Sentiments, one of my personal fave… it was so appropriate given the fact a gift card was going inside.

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I added a little Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen by Nuvo to the red part of the robe the wizard is wearing and I even embossed his wand gold.

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Such a fun card right. I made the card 3×6 to fit these gold envelops I picked up at my local stamping store. I like the fun size, a nice change from the A-2 cards I usually make… But wait, there’s MORE!

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Remember about that gift card I was telling you about? Bam! you’re magical! how perfect is THAT! I did a little stamp surgery so that I could make the sentiment ” Coffee and friends make a magical blend) In the Caffeinated sentiments, there is one that says Coffee & Friends make the perfect blend. All I had to do was snip off the make and the blend.

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I stamped the first part directly to the card and the make a & Blend was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and then cut. I die cut the two layers of the magical sentiment die set (you can also use the stamp set to stamp in that shadow layer die) I glued those pieces to a very simple gold glitter pocket I made to hold the card.

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Starbucks usually has fun seasonal and celebratory gift cards and so does a lot of other places, especially this year. How much fun is it to receive a gift inside a handmade card (which is a gift also!) Now is a great time to make a few of these types of cards to have on hand when you need to gift a card to someone.

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I hope you enjoyed my little card today AND this awesome blog hop! These girls blow me away with their talent and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them all!

I am the last stop on the hop today BUT if you haven’t stopped by every blog on the hop today I have included a list below. Don’t forget those Monday Blog Hop stops either, more chances to win, more inspiration to be had!

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Monday Blog hop List

Taniesa Vlasak

(aka ME, you are already here, MUAH!)

& because I don’t want you to miss a thing…
here is the list from Friday’s hop!

Trinity Stamps blog post can be found HERE and the winner announcement will be posted HERE on November 10th!

Thank you for stopping by today! When you comment below I would love to know what you thought of our blog hop AND as an added bonus for making it this far, I have a $15 Trinity Stamps Gift certificate especially for one of YOU! YAY, MORE PRIZES! So come on and say HI, I know I haven’t blogged in FOR EVER, but now that you see all our great stamps you know why 🙂

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