#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!

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…

To make this fun card I just blended a couple of panels with distress oxides for an evening lagoon scene and spritzed them with water. I used the slimline scene border dies to cut some water and mud from two of the inked panels. I stamped my images from Hugs & Squishes and So Appreciative, colored them with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I glued the largest panel on the card front, popped the smaller water panel up with foam tape and then also popped the mud panel up with foam tape for extra dimension. All of my images are adhered with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape.

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!!

Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope builder die set has many different uses!

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.Β 

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!

Big Hugs!


153 thoughts on “#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop!

  1. Absolutely amazing!!! These cards are so incredible and the matching envelopes make it all! Great job T! <3

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Love the quarantini card, so fun! I will take 1 please 😜 Thanks for spreading your Joy.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. Wow!!! Love the paper with the cups!!! I’ve marked you to come back!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.
    Karen Letchworth

  12. 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!

  13. Awesome cards! Love the idea of using the slimeline envelope builder to make those cute cards! Stay Healthy!

  14. 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.

  15. Thanks so much for sharing these great cards and the great two-fer tip for the envelopes. That sea monster is too cute!

  16. 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.

  17. Wow thanks for showing us all the different ways to stretch this die! Fun alien card to add to the inspiration.

  18. I love the heart mini-card.
    It is beautiful and the contents
    are a wonderful gift.
    thanks for sharing

  19. Such a great selection of cards, love how colorful and cheerful they are. Really enjoyed the gift cards. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Great cards, funny too! Love the tips about envelope making! I’ll be sure to check out Trinity stamps…new to me…exciting!

  21. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS creations!
    LOVE IT ALL, especially your STUNNING “I appreciate you” – WOW!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING πŸ™‚

  22. I love all of your cards! Those slimline dies are fabulous!!! And how clever is that Quarantini?LOL. Thank you. Stay healthy.

  23. What a wonderful bunch of cards! So much awesome inspiration. Thank you for sharing and being a sponsor.

  24. 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 πŸ™‚

    Be well Y’all!

  25. Absolutely ingenious ways to use slimline dies! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

  26. 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

  27. Love that Quarantini card and envelope. Going to have to check out the stamps & die. Thank you for sharing all of these cards. πŸ™‚

  28. Thank you for sponsoring this wonderful hop! Amazing cards. Love the slimlines and that shaker card is amazing! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Hi Taniesa πŸ™‚ Love your cards!!! All so unique and all so well done! The “Hugs and Squishes” card brought a chuckle! Thanks for inspiring me πŸ™‚

  30. Cute cards I think the shaker card is my favorite! Who doesn’t need a Quarantini about now!! lol!

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