Collaboration Hop with Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hi Friends! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you’re enjoying the Collaboration Hop. If this is your first time here, Welcome and if you’ve been here before so happy you’re back!

We are celebrating the Frappy Camper Collaboration Stamp Set from Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers with a fun, inspiration filled Blog Hop! Make sure you comment on all the blogs for a chance to with a $20 GC from Trinity Stamps.  Must comment by 10/22 at 11:59 PM PT.  Winner will be announced 10/26 on the Trinity Blog. The entire blog hop line-up is listed below. 

For my card, I wanted to celebrate all things pumpkin spice with an autumn inspired Frappy Camper scene. I used the Autumn Tree Layering Stencil, Trinity Blending Brushes and distress oxide inks to create the forest background and fallen leaves ground cover. Then I stamped the camper, coffee machine, pumpkin spice and caramel syrup bottles and a stack of cups with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with my Copics. I stamped and die cut the awning using the Frappy Camper Coordinating dies.

Then I stamped several pumpkins from the Seasonal Sweetheart stamp set, colored with an assortment of orange Copics and die cut the pumpkins with the Seasonal Sweetheart coordinating die. I placed the pumpkins around the camper and added some orange sequins from the Autumn Leaves Embellishment Mix to fill in some of the empty spaces and add a little shine to the card. To finish the background of the card, I filled in the sky, grass and texture to the leaves and branches using my Copics. Then I stamped and heat embossed Leggings, Leaves and Lattes from Autumn Sentiments with WoW Caramel Macchiato Embossing Powder to a skinny sentiment strip along with the Coffee die cut. To finish the card with a some extra pop, I added little drops of Orange Crush Nuvo Glitter Drops and adhered the card panel to a copper shimmer cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed my pumpkin-spice Frappy Camper! There’s a lot more inspiration so be sure to stop by and leave a comment on the talented designer’s blogs! Big Paper Hugs!

Blog Hop Inspiration Stops

Trinity Stamps

Brenda Noelke

Christine Burillo-Kirch

Davina Cantrell

Courtney Kreeber

Emelie Hessler

Emily Mydlowski <—-You Are Here

Next Stop—>Jeannie Lieu

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

Trinity Stamps Autumn Release Inspiration Blog Hop!

Hi Friends and welcome to Pops of Paper! I hope you’re having a great time on the Trinity Stamps Autumn Release Inspiration Blog Hop! This is an Awesome release full of cute and whimsical critters, beautiful florals and fun stand-alone dies.

Be sure to comment below and along each blog hop stop for a chance to win a $25 Trinity Stamps Gift Certificate! The entire blog hop is listed at the end of this post.

Trinity Stamps has released 8 new stamp sets, 3 new stand-alone die sets, three layering stencil sets, and a new Blending Buddy ink blending brush with white bristles as well as brown! Today, I’m sharing Four Cards using some of the cute little critters from the Sleeping Hollow and Forest Friends Stamp Sets. I also did a lot of blending with those new Blending Buddy Brushes. They tapered shape of the brush is awesome and perfect for stenciling.

For my first card, I wanted to create a Welcome Baby card using the sleeping deer from the Sleeping Hollow Stamp. She looks so sweet all cuddled up in her hollow with her pillow and blanket. This stamp set is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! To create the Welcome Banner and Sentiment, I used the Succulent Banner stamp set from on of the first Trinity Stamps releases and some pink baker’s twine. All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Brushes and then die cut using the coordinating dies. For the background I ink blended Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn with the New White Bristle Blending Buddy Brushes. Then I pieced everything together with foam adhesive and tape runner.

For my next project, I created a Trio of layered Clean and Simple Storybook Inspired Greeting Cards using the Forest Friends Stamp Set and sentiment from Autumn Sentiments and Sunflower Bouquet Builder. I created the grassy hills using the hill die from The Castle Builder Die Set and the Stitched Waves Die Set (I was super excited to use the water waves as grassy hill accents). I also used the Catching Some Rays Stencil Set for the background on the deer card. I stamped, colored with Copics and die cut the deer, hedgehog and fox using the coordinating dies. I used the new blending brushes to create the blue background layers and grassy hills. The little hedgehog is sitting on a sunflower from the newly released Sunflower Bouquet Builder Stamp Set (it is a complete set of sunflower images with sentiments!!!). For extra pop, I added some cute little clay embellishments. The Hedgehog is holding a cute red/white polka dot mushroom, the Fox has a white heart on it’s bum and sitting in a field of flowers and the deer is feasting away on some yummy apples. Everything was layered together with foam tape or Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Enjoy the rest of the hop and don’t forget to stop by Trinity Stamps to see all the new release goodies.

Here are all of the  Amazing and Talented Designers in the Hop:

Trinity Stamps

Brenda Noelke

Christine Burillo-Kirch

Courtney Kreeber

Davina Cantrell

Emelie Hessler

Emily Mydlowski (You are Here)

Jeannie Lieu (Next Stop)

Katie Brooks

Lisa Cisneros

Jenn Bena

Shanna Slater

Seeka

If you are looking for even more New Release Fun and a Giveaways, we’re extending our Pre-Release Party on our Trinity Stamps Inspiration page.

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

Encouragement Card Hop

Hello Friends, Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by and that you are joining us for the Encouragement Card Hop! The Encouragement Card Hop is different than the typical hop. It’s not a blog hop or video hop, it’s a card hop that was created to showcase all crafters who love to design and create happy mail.

Encouragement. It can be transformational for many of us and I am awed by the encouragement, kindness and support that our card making, stamping, paper crafting village has created. I thought for this hop I would share my story of Encouragement through two cards. The first card was my first card…EVER posted on Instagram. I was very nervous to share my work and what happened next filled my heart…I started to receive encouragement from others in the community. These small acts of encouragement convinced me to keep posting, to keep sharing and to participate more. And here we are today; I have been inspired everyday from this awesome community and I’ve made amazing friendships. I even achieved my goal to be a Design Team member. So THANK YOU to everyone who encouraged me with little acts of kindness because those little hearts and kind words in your comments, have encouraged me to keep calm and creating! Thank you for being here today and please don’t stop passing along all the goodness that this amazing community has to offer. The artists/creatives/crafters (whatever your fancy) on this hop have created amazing works of art and I can’t wait to pay it forward. Give a little heart, a little comment and share your favorites with your friends!

MY FIRST INSTAGRAM CARD POST

My first EVER post using the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp set. At this time, I had no idea what or how to mask a stamp, didn’t own a single Copic marker, what in the world is embossing powder, what are stand-alone/frame/layering dies and I had no idea how many amazing stamp companies existed.

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TODAY’S CARD

I thought I would use the same well-loved Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp (lost that cute little butterfly along the way…so I used a cute bumblebee image from the Birthday Scene Stamp Set from PPP). I used a little bit of masking, more than a few Copic markers, a heat embossed sentiment and layered die cuts from SugarPea Designs. But still a sweet and soft card with an adorably curious bear reminding us that “You are Wonderful”. Looking back I LOVE that first card even more. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed both of my cards today! Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a fun hop ahead! Your next stop is: Archisha Mukherjee

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

If you’ve stopped in the middle of the hop, here is the entire line-up:

Courtney Kreeber 

Christine Marino (video)

Jennifer Kotas (blog)

Dawn Soto (video)

Cyn Uehara (video)

Natalie Walsh (blog)

Jamie-Not 2 Shabby (video) 

Katrina Howe (video) 

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens (blog) 

Cindy Higgins (video) 

Tanna Lohouse (video) 

LeeAnn McKinney (blog) 

Simone (video) 

Fairuz Fabina (video) 

Dana Joy (blog) 

Xiomara Rivera (video) 

Lilibeth Mendoza (video) 

Anne Fiene (blog)

Jenn-Scrapbena Creations (video)

Sara Scraps (video)

Joy Dsouza (blog)

Annalisa G (video)

Sally Powers (video)

Jenny Hall (blog)

Brenda Messina (video)

Renee Moran (video)

Teresa-Scrapping for Less (blog)

Jennifer Branny (video)

Charlotte-The Joyful Soul Creates (video)

Stacy Tiedemann (blog)

Sharon Luska (video)

Amanda (video)

Emily Mydlowski (blog)<—-You are Here

Next Stop—->Archisha Mukherjee (video)

Christine Burillo-Kirch (video)

Maria Willis (blog)

Jessica Shier (video)

Roslyn Jin (video)

Dori Leslie (blog)

Michele Sarin (video)

Maria Nyce (video)

Tracey Jean (video)

Janet Bagnall (blog)

Tanya Boser (video)

Denise Gibbs (video)

Christine Patterson (video)

Wilma Davenport (blog)

Dawn Marie Manning (video) 

Luci Manos (video) 

Patty Reuter (video) 

Marie Bingaman (blog) 

Tracy Shultz (video)

Jeannie (video)

Sandra-Create In Spain (video)

Jennifer Faustino (blog)

Sandra Sagerer (video)

Deena Hopkins (video)

Cathy Arenzana (video)

Jen Holder (video)

Alison Heikkila (blog)

Mary Polanco (video)

Courtney Kreeber-Card Showcase

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