One Stamp Three Ways with Trinity Stamps: Shellabration Stamp Set

Hi Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper. I hope you had a great weekend and off to great start into the new week. I’m over on the Trinity Stamps Blog sharing three cards using the ADORABLE 4×8 Shellabration Stamp Set.

Birthday Fishes to You!

For my first card, I created a colorful slimline using the super sweet Octopus who barely has a leg empty with all his party favors. I colored all of the images with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers and then fussy cut the images…you can also save yourself a ton of time by using the Coordinating dies.

I used the Stitched Waves Die Set to create the background. If you have a collection or starting a collection of seaside/ocean stamps, the stitched waves is a great set to add quick dimension to your scenes or CAS cards. 

To attach the balloons, I used glue dots to adhere DMC floss in pink, blue or purple to the back of each balloon. Then I taped all of the strands to the back of the Octopus image and snipped any extra threads. After I attached the Octopus (with foam tape) to the card panel, I then positioned the balloons and strings in place. To finish the card, I added some yummy Candy Confetti Embellishments and polka dot washi tape to the bottom of the card panel. 

Let’s Shellebrate!

Oh, my goodness this crab just cracks me up. He is having the time of his life with his strawberry sorbet and yellow balloon that’s as big as the sun. For the palm tree and sandy beach background, I used the Layered Palm Tree Stencil with Distress Oxide Inks and my blending buddies. Because you can’t have a palm tree without coconuts, I added two glitter resin embellishments. To finish the card, I added the sentiment and a few Sunset Beach Shell Confetti embellishments.

Happy Birthday Balloon Bonus Card

While the Party Crab and Octopus are the main feature of this adorable stamp set, I do love a basic balloon celebration card. I stamped and colored the balloons in cheerful rainbow colors. Then I layered the balloons and adhered them to a white card panel. 

Tip: For ease of layering and adhering all the balloons in the exact place I originally arranged them, I use Glad Press N Seal method (as seen on Jennifer McGuire’s Blog) to place and pick up all the images at once, then add my glue and apply all the image to the card panel at once.  

For extra pop, I added my favorite Holographic Star embellishments and a Happy Birthday banner sentiment. 

So there we are friends, three Celebration Cards using the ADORABLE Shellabration Stamp Set. I hope you enjoyed my project today and it inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways. 

Big Paper Hugs!


Creating an Alice-Themed Bookmark Collection with Miss Ink Stamps

Hi Friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the week. Today, I’m on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with a collection of bookmarks highlighting Alice’s adventures.

There are so many wonderful Alice scenes to bookmark so I used all four Alice images from the Alice Images to create my bookmarks.

All of the Alice images were colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Cobalt Blue-031, Blue-030, Yellow-050, Light Brown-061, Flesh Colour-071, Pink Haze-201, Black-010. 

The background images were stamped with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist. For the stenciled rabbit hole design, I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink.

To create the bookmarks, I die cut four bookmarks using the narrow bookmark die from Trinity Stamps. Then I stamped or stenciled the gray backgrounds and adhered the Alice images in place using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. For the tassel, I combined several blue, gray and yellow strands of bakers twine. 

So there we are friends! A set of Alice-themed bookmarks for your favorite book lover. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to stretch your stamps and stencils in fun new ways.

Stamps & Stencil Supplies:


Smokin’ Caterpillars

Queen’s Castle

Forest Path

Rabbit Hole Stencil

Big Paper Hugs!


Quick 4-Bar Card for a Serious Celebration

Hi Friends! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy way to create a 4-Bar Celebration Card with one stamp from Trinity Stamps.

4-Bar cards are the perfect size (3-1/2 x 4-7/8) for sending little thank you notes, save the dates and RSVPs but I love adding them to celebration packages. It’s such a cute size and because it’s small…it’s quick and easy to create stamped cards with big impact. I like creating 4-Bar cards “on-the-fly” so I can match the colors & theme of the paper/gift bag that I used to wrap the gift.

Trinity Stamps carries a fantastic line of 3×4 word art stamps by Love, Dani that are absolutely perfect for the cute 4-Bar size. I’m using the newly released Serious Celebration stamp set.

To create my card, I stamped and colored with Copic Markers inspired by this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge which coincidently is the Trinity Stamps Brand Colors.

For a little extra pop, I added white gel pen markings to the letters and stars. After coloring the image, I die cut the stitched edge using the 4-Bar Die set. Then I adhered my decorated card panel to a blue card base.

So there we are friends a quick and easy Celebration 4-Bar card. I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to try the fun 4-Bar size for your next cardmaking project.

Big Paper Hugs!

Supplies Used (affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!):

Two Celebration Cards with the Catherine Pooler Let’s Party New Release

I absolutely love creating a birthday celebration on a card. All the balloons, fun colors, wrapped gifts, confetti and happy sentiments. The Yay Gifts 6×8 stamp set and coordinating dies is a BIG set with lots of great celebration images and sentiment designs. I could create so many cards and tags with this set, but for now I have two cards to share with you today.

I colored all of my images using a rainbow assortment of Zig Clean Color Brushes: Red-02, Light Carmine-021, Carmine Red-022, Dark Pink-027, Orange-070, Yellow-050, Green-040, Cobalt Blue-031, Cornflower Blue-037, Violet-080, Purple-082, Deep Violet-084.

I have two main tips with Zigs Clean Color Brush Markers: (1) Bristol Smooth Cardstock Paper works wonders with watercolor markers. (2) To keep my watercolors contained within the stamped image, I always stamp my images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, add Clear Embossing powder and heat emboss your images.

Pretty Packages Slimline

When I first saw the stacked package image, I thought (1) This is going to be awesome to color (which it was) and (2) It’s absolutely perfect for a slimline card (which it was). The image is so bold and big it makes for quick and easy cardmaking…which for birthday cards…well…who hasn’t been in the situation when you forget a special event that needs a quick card to add to a birthday party package. Happens to me ALL the time.

After coloring my image, I created two slimline scalloped layer die cuts in black and white card stock and then cut a piece of hot pink card stock to 3.75 x 8.75. After embossing Celebrate to the bottom of the scallop black card panel in White Embossing Powder, I stacked all the slimline layers to a slimline card base.

Bunch of Balloons

To create my bunch of balloons, I first watercolored my images in bright and cheerful rainbow colors. Then I die cut the image and attached matching colorful twine to each balloon color using glue dots and some tape. The I stamped and die cut the YAY! sentiment.

To place everything on the card, I first adhered the balloons with strings to the top of the card base. Then I created a small channel using foam dots for the string to sit and the covered the strings with the YAY! Sentiment. At first I was going to cut the colorful balloon strings to the length of the card panel but then I thought what a fun surprise it would be to open the card with the extra long balloon strings. Something a little unexpected.

So there we are friends! Two bright and cheerful celebration cards using the new Yay Gifts! Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies. I hope you enjoyed my project and inspires you to stretch your stamps in fun new ways.

Big Paper Hugs!

Below are a few of the stamping supplies that I used to create my cards. Links below are affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!!

Stamping in Flowers: Catherine Pooler Grace in Bloom Floral Stamp Set

Hi Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper. This weekend I spent some time playing with new stamps that I recently purchased during the Catherine Pooler Flutters & Blooms New Release. When I saw the Grace in Bloom Floral stamp set in the recent Catherine Pooler release, I new it needed a home in my stamp collection. I absolutely love poppies and as I wait for mine to bloom in my garden, coloring the beautiful images in this set is almost as good as the real thing. This is such a gorgeous image that it makes a beautiful one layer card with lots of pop!

To create my card, I stamped the image with VersaFine Nocturne Clair Ink. Then I water colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in reds and greens (Geranium Red, Deep Red, Carmine Red, Wine Red, Green, Deep Green). For a little extra dimension after coloring, I added black stipples (dots) with a pen. Then I added a bright and cheerful yellow polka dot background for an extra punch of color. I stamped the sentiment over the floral image and then for extra dimension I added a few petite yellow sequins from the Catherine Pooler Paisley Park sequins mix. To finish the card, I adhere the decorated card panel to a black card base.

Thank you for stopping by Pops of Paper. I hope you enjoyed my card today and it inspires you to create a one-layer floral card with bright and cheerful pops of color. Below are a few of the products that I used for my project today (it’s a mix of affiliate (at no cost to you) and non-affiliate links…thank you so much for your support).

Catherine Pooler Grace in Bloom Floral Stamp Set & Paisley Park Sequins

Big Paper Hugs!