#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!
Thank you so much for stopping by for a little Trinity Stamps joy! You should have arrived here from the blog of the lovely & talented Jessica McAfee however if this is your first stop along the hop, or you get lost you can pop over to the Catherine Pooler blog where everything kicks off!
Today I am joined by our assistant design team manager, Amanda Wilcox. She has an adorable card to share with you and then I have a few cards and envelopes to share with you using the Trinity Stamps Slimline dies! Let’s take a look at what Amanda has for us today…
For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents to the images and black glaze pen to all the critter eyes. Then I put some Crushed Pineapple Stickles on the firefly butts so they would glow and glossy accents to the sea monster and lily pad. Last, I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the I Appreciate You sentiment.
Thank you so much for sharing your adorable squishy card, Amanda!!
Today I would like to share with you some mini cards as well as show you how our new Slimline Envelope Builder die can be used to make envelopes for our smaller 3×4 frame and fold card, 4-bar cards, and more. I will show you how to get two-for-one cards and envelopes saving you a bunch of time. Plus I have a card using a brand new 3×4 stamp set, Happy Hour! This stamp set is special as 100% of the profits are going back into our industry to help those stores affected by the closures. To read more and see the stamp set click HERE.
To make these two smaller cards above I used the Trinity Stamps Frame and fold die, Slimline series: stitched die set, our brand new So Appreciative stamp set, Nested Hearts die set and the Slimline envelope builder die set.
I started with two pieces of 140# watercolor cardstock that I had cut using the stitched 3×4 rectangle from the Frame and Fold die set. I stamped the “I Appreciate You” Sentiment from So Appreciative using my mini misti. They stamped in exactly the same spot which was important to achieve the different color heart from the other panel. I added different shades of Daniel Smith watercolors in green for one panel and browns for the other.
Once the panels were dry I cut out a heart from the center using the smallest heart in the Nested Hearts die set. I also cut out the same size heart 4 times in both the Neenah desert storm cardstock and the green Hero Arts cardstock. I layered these up behind the watercolor heart for both cards to add dimension. I stamped a whole latte on the inside using our A Latte Love stamp set and added a gift card. To make the little notches to hold the gift card in place I used the die from our Narrow card and envelope die set. I finished the cards off with a little confetti in Goldrush and Plastic Pine Tree.
Now to make envelopes for my two mini cards. I made them both from one of our slimline envelope builder sets! You will need to cut an extra top and bottom flap piece but for the main piece and two side pieces, you will only need one set.
I glued the two long side flaps on to the main panel and placed a piece of strong double-sided tape to one of the flaps. After the glue had dried I cut this piece in half (4.5″).
Once I had these two pieces I was ready to add the top and the bottom flaps. These are added just the same way as if you were assembling the long envelope. If you would like to see a tutorial on putting the envelope together you can see Jenny’s YouTube video HERE.
Two cards with two envelopes made super quick! What a great way to give a gift card or send a little note.
But wait! You can make envelopes for other sizes of cards too! Trinity Stamps just released a 4-bar card builder set and this envelope die set will work perfectly for this size card too!
The only thing I needed to do for this envelope was cut about 1/3 of the length off and it fit this 4-bar shaker card perfectly. This size can be sent through the regular mail as well.
You can see the excess that I cut off using my paper trimmer here.
I made my little shaker card using the 4-bar card die set & the just released Happy Hour stamp set. I also used the Layered Confetti stencil for the background and added Melted Icicle confetti and Lilypad confetti inside the shaker card.
Thanks for hanging in there with me for this long post. I hope you found it helpful! The next stop on this amazing blog hop is the amazing Victoria Calvin!
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Stay healthy and stay crafty!
153 thoughts on “#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!”
Lovely creations and thanks for showing us your work and products – thanks for being part of the blog hop
Wow! What fabulous projects. So many fun ideas! Thanks for being a part of this fun hop!
Fun and different cards! Love the slim line dies and a different look!
I love the colors of these cards–it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!
Adorable cards, love that Quarintini stamp set!!
Sending you a little quarantini made me laugh. So perfect.
What an amazing set of projects!! Wow! I particularly love that Swamp Creature!
I love this! The happy hour stamp is so much fun.
I’m new to blog hops WOW love your card and die’s can’t wait to order and use them! Be safe !!
Absolutely amazing!!! These cards are so incredible and the matching envelopes make it all! Great job T! <3
beautiful array of cards
I love all these cards!
fun and lovely set of projects
Thanks for spreading joy with these fun cards. I especially love the mini card and envelope. I definitely need to pick up that slimline die and get crafting!
I love your cards. They are fun, playful, and creative. Thank you for sharing.
These are such adorable projects!! I love the images and the designs with the happy colors!! TFS!
Love your uplifting cards. Quarantini is so cute!
Love, love love them all, but the quarantini card is the best!!!
Quarantini – love it!
How cute! Love these cards!
Very cute! Love the quarantini!
adorable cards! love it!
Wonderful cards. Thanks so much for the steps on how to make them!
Love these. And the colours
well designed cards!!
So many great ideas in one post! I’m eagerly awaiting my new slimline dies!
These are awesome
Fun cards and
a great blog hop!
Carla from Utah
These are all so wonderful! I love the sentiments! I love the monsters! Just fab!
Loved the cards. My grandkids would love getting them in the mail. Love from Buffalo, NY
Great gift card holders!
Great ideas! This is so awesome to do! Thanks for sharing!
These were fun! When you added gold rush confetti I spent more time than I care to confess looking for sprinkley things that fell out, dah…and tee hee…found them . Laughed out loud with the fire fly glowing butt addition. Thanks for the smiles and please be well!
I love your cards! So bright and fun!
Fabulous projects! I love the new envelope dies!
Such darling cards! Beautiful details.
Fab projects! Thank you for helping to spread joy!
So many inspirational ideas! Thank you.
Thanks for the inspiration!
O M Garsh!! So much awesome here! Love the new dies and adorable new release too! Thanks so much for being a sponsor for the hop and for the inspiration!
Loving these awesome creations!! How cute!!
These cards are so cute and that envelope(!) I had to bookmark this page because I love it so much.
Love this little swamp monster.
Oh so much great ideas… Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
DT Whimsy Stamps
So many fun ideas! Thank you for sharing!
Love everything. Love the hugs and squishes sentiments. Thanks for sharing!
These are so cute! Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop! So much inspiration to be gained along the way!
The quarantini card is absolutely my fav! Love it.
Thank you for all the awesome ideas!
Love your cards! These large sentiments are great! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards and envelopes! I love the colors you used.
Loved the cards. I need a little monster in my life. He is sooo cute.
Cute cards, thanks!
Adorable squishy card!! I love how you made the small envelopes. I just got your envelope die so I will be making those mini envelopes!! Thank you for sharing!!
Quarantini!! I love it!
Wow! Fabulous creations. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing your cards and the products used to make them. Great job! I was not familiar with these products. Something else to add to my wish list.
He is such a crack up. When I saw him, right when Trinity came out with this stamp set, I thought of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
So much eye candy … love the tutorials with the envelope dies!
GREAT projects. I esp love the cocktail shaker
Love the quarantini card, so fun! I will take 1 please 😜 Thanks for spreading your Joy.
What awesome cards!!!
Super cute cards, the lagoon card is my favorite!
Love these!! Great coloring!!!
I have so many things to buy from your store after seeing this and other blog posts.. Quarantini and the all the slimline dies are wonderful!
The Lagoon creatures are so cute, made an instant smile to my face.
Gorgeous creations, I especially love the I Appreciate You cards! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!
The I Appreciate you gift card is amazing! I am so getting this and try to recreate your gorgeous card! This is perfect to send to the frontline workers who we appreciate everyday!
Love all your creations. Loving the green colors.
Wow!!! Love the paper with the cups!!! I’ve marked you to come back!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
The creature and frogs card is so cute and fun. The coffee card with the gift card would be great to say Thank you to all those still working to take care of us. The quarantini card is just fun for the adults in quarantine.
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! These cards are really beautiful! Especially the last one.
Super cute fun cards
and the drink shaker card “cheers”
Wonderful cards! 🙂
Fabulous cards and projects! Love the fun gift cards holder. So much great inspiration!
Oh my goodness….your cards are AMAZING. I’m ALL about that green background on the I APPRECIATE YOU card. Thanks for sharing your talents. My wish list is ever growing, and Trinity Stamps is filled with amazing products. Thanks for sharing the inspiration in this special event.
Such inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
Such great creations! I want some of that talent.
very creative design and that sentiment is so dang cute
Love all your projects! the quarantini card is fantastic! Great gift card idea too! will be coming back to check them all again. Thanks for sharing and participating in this fun blog hop!
Cute cards. Thanks for sharing. 💜
Darling cards! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!
Awesome cards! Love the idea of using the slimeline envelope builder to make those cute cards! Stay Healthy!
Thanks for the inspiration! The Happy Hour stamps are now in my cart. 🙂
Such unique color combinations of the cards! thanks for sharing x
Loving the gift card holders!! So cute!!
Taniesa, your cards are downright some of the best!! I’m going to head over to Trinity Stamps & check out your store. I adore the martini with the fabulous sentiment. It made me laugh out loud! I’m impressed with each of the cards you’ve showcased.
Thanks so much for sharing these great cards and the great two-fer tip for the envelopes. That sea monster is too cute!
Such great cards. I need to make the I appreciate one and give it to my post lady. 🙂
Love the quarantini card!!! It just makes me laugh<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!
Oh what beautiful and sweet projects! I love the alternative card sizes and sweet designs.
Oh these are all fab, but I especially love the grungy mini cards!
These are all amazing, Taniesa, love them all!
Fabulous cards and projects!!
WOW! These are so fun and creative. I love the aliens!! They are so adorable.
Your cards are awesome. Can’t decide which I like best. Guess I’ll just have to try both. The envelope is cute too. Amanda’s squishy pond creatures are adorable. Thanks for sharing and stay safe.
Wow thanks for showing us all the different ways to stretch this die! Fun alien card to add to the inspiration.
I love the heart mini-card.
It is beautiful and the contents
are a wonderful gift.
thanks for sharing
thanks for sharing your wonderful collection of cards – awesome work
Such a great selection of cards, love how colorful and cheerful they are. Really enjoyed the gift cards. Thanks for sharing.
LOL. I love the “quarentini”!
Love your card
fun cards and lots of inspiration. thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win
The new envelope dies are fabulous! Cool to see it used slightly differently too. Very clever. Gorgeous creations all of them, though you had me at ‘quarantini’! Hehe. Hugs, Wends xoxo
Green is not my go-to color for card-making. You made some really fabulous cards, though. Thanks
Great cards, funny too! Love the tips about envelope making! I’ll be sure to check out Trinity stamps…new to me…exciting!
I love your stamps!! These are great fun versitil cards. Thanks for sharing
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS creations!
LOVE IT ALL, especially your STUNNING “I appreciate you” – WOW!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂
Thank you for sharing all those wonderful products and inspiration. I love the Quarantini card.
Awesome cards! Love the quarantine card!
Fun projects. The hugs & squishes cracked me up.
Oh my Goodness! I love all of these!! Especially the quarantini shaker card!!
I love all of your cards! Those slimline dies are fabulous!!! And how clever is that Quarantini?LOL. Thank you. Stay healthy.
I want to grab that lil monster and keep him in my pocket!
Love all of your creations! Thanks for the inspiration!
super cute creations friends!
All these encouraging cards are so invaluable right now. Loving this hop!
Awesome cards! Really loving the quarantini shaker card! Thanks for spreading joy along the hop!
These are all great, but my favourite is definitely the shaker card. It’s so much fun! 🙂
Great shares. I like the photos of the steps.
Green is my favorite color, so your quarantini gift card holder is right up my alley. I also love the wash on the I appreciate you card. Super fun and pretty!
Love your cards, looks like you’ve been busy. I know a few people that would love to have a quarintini, lol!
Awesome cards. thanks for sharing
These are all so fun!!! And how perfect is the envelope die??!! The envelopes are adorable!
Really love all of your projects! My favourite is your quarantini shaker card! LOL! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!
What a wonderful bunch of cards! So much awesome inspiration. Thank you for sharing and being a sponsor.
Wow! You are so talented. I love all the cards and the envelopes too!
Amanda, you built a great scene with your stamps and inks, looks great!
Slimline dies? Genius!
A stamp for giving back to other places forced to close. Y’all are a class act… very kindhearted,and the mini cards look awesome! I llove very that green envelope too 🙂
Be well Y’all!
All 4 cards are great. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Absolutely ingenious ways to use slimline dies! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!
Great cards to show appreciation of those out on the front lines!! Thanks for the tutorial and how many great ideas you shared for our inspiration!!! #spreadjoynotgerms
Very nice cards and envelopes 🙂
Love that Quarantini card and envelope. Going to have to check out the stamps & die. Thank you for sharing all of these cards. 🙂
Great cards! Appreciate the pictorial steps! I love your coloring!
Such gorgeous cards. Sparking joy! Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous images and cute images, fab projects.
I love the shaker card!
wow, so many amazing ideas! stunning!
SWOON!! I LOVE ALL of the Cards/Envelopes that you shared!! Such FUN Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
Thank you for sponsoring this wonderful hop! Amazing cards. Love the slimlines and that shaker card is amazing! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
Lovely projects, especially the appreciation cards
Hi Taniesa 🙂 Love your cards!!! All so unique and all so well done! The “Hugs and Squishes” card brought a chuckle! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Cute cards I think the shaker card is my favorite! Who doesn’t need a Quarantini about now!! lol!
Love the fun card thanks for the inspiration and all of your support on this blog hop