Stamping Together with Trinity Stamps: Sunshine Thank Yous

Hi Friends and Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m stopping by real quick to let you know the kiddo and I are on the Trinity Stamps Blog with our monthly Stamping Together post. This time we had fun using stencils, blending buddies and Glitz Glitter Gel.

The kiddo picked bright and cheerful reds, oranges and yellows to play with and I went for my favorite teal/aqua and purple combo.

We hope you’ll stop by Trinity Stamps for all the card making details!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily and the Pops of Paper Kiddo

Essentials by Ellen New Release Blog Hop!!

It’s March 8th and it’s New Release Day at Ellen Hutson and we’re celebrating with a Blog Hop filled with tons of inspiration from the Design Ambassador Team! Make sure you take a peek at all the incredible stamps and dies on the new release page…there is so much CRAFTY CARDMAKING GOODNESS. Then hop along at all the stops for a chance to win a giveaway. I’ve included all the hop details at the end of this post.

Here are my projects from the ADORABLE Clever Sausage Stamp Set from Julie Eberson along with Matching Dies. Speaking of dies; all new Essentials by Ellen Matching and Standalone dies are already detached! No more snipping dies. Yes!!!

Clever Sausage is a super cute stamp set with the cutest weiner dog, punny sentiments and fun celebration images. I used the balloon image and it’s matching die (in combination with the Happy Birthday from Succulent Sentiments) for a clean and simple birthday card.

Skating by to say Happy Birthday!! While the weiner dog looks adorable on the skateboard, so does our favorite loveable Bear from the All Inside Stamp Set. I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Modern Succulent Stamp Set to the big yellow balloon.

You may have seen this cute little guy during the sneak peeks. Check out that thin rectangle frame around the edge of the card. These thin frames are from the Essential Rectangles Designer Die Set. I cannot stop using this die set and it has officially become one of my go to standalone die sets.

If you love succulents (I’m an absolute sucker for succulents…every time I go to the nursery I pick up another cutie to add to my collection), you are going to LOVE all of the new succulent-themed sets. For my projects below, I used the Modern Succulents & Matching Dies & Succulent Sentiments stamp sets (includes HILARIOUS punny sentiments) along with Hex Frames Designer Dies by Julie Ebersole. 

I hope you enjoyed my New Release Inspiration—I’m having so much creating with this release and can’t wait to share more projects with you soon!

Be sure to stop by all of the amazing designers blogs and comment for a chance to win! 

Giveaway Details: One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

The Complete Inspiration Blog Hop:





Emily Midgett  





Emily Mydlowski  (You are here)










Big Paper Hugs!!


Essentials by Ellen: Mix and Match Stamping with the Backyard Birds Stamp Set

Hi Friends and welcome to Pops of Paper! I don’t know about you but I am soooo ready for spring…the warmer weather, all the pretty flowers, the birds singing in the backyard and finally less brown and more bright colors…did I already mention the warmer weather?!

As I was looking through my Essentials by Ellen Stamps I found the Backyard Birds stamp set by Brandi Kincaid and thought it was the perfect cure for my Winter Springtime Wishes. I was immediately drawn to the hummingbird image and wanted it to be the focal point on my card. 

When I’m cardmaking, I enjoy mixing and matching my stamps. Finding an unexpected way to use a stamp in my collection is on of the best parts of my creative process. I love it when the images come together as if they were always meant to be. So of course the perfect match would be the Mondo Amaryllis byJulie Ebersole Stamp Set with the Humming Bird Image…talk about stretching a holiday stamp.

To create my first card, I started with a white square base. I stamped the Amaryllis twice along the right corner and side of the square. Then I used yellow and orange Copics to create a sweet flower that the hummingbird would enjoy. I stamped hummingbird and added a little Aqua and then fussy cut. I adhered the hummingbird to the flower with some foam adhesive. And then I thought the wings of the hummingbird would be waving hello and found the perfect sentiment in the High Five Stamp Set—”Just Waving Hello”—and stamped it in the bottom left corner with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. For a little extra pop of color, I layered a Mint distress oxide ink square panel (Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio) behind the stamped panel with a layer of Essentials by Ellen Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock.

I have a hard time stopping with only one card, so I created a second using the same square layers but created a smaller 4 x 4 card with the Spring Robin Image. I stamped the branches to a white card panel and colored with my Copics. Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Robin. While almost placing the Robin on the branch with foam squares, I realized the card needed a little something more so I stamped the yellow pattern from Pattern Play by Brandi with Shea Butter Catherine Pooler Ink then I added the Robin to the branch. For a little extra pop, I added some yellow and orange gems to the bottom branch and although it’s hard to see I also added little pops of orange to the center of all the flowers using Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops.

So there we are friends. Two “Wishing it Was Spring” cards using the Backyard Birds stamp set and a few other unexpected mix and match stamps. I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to mix and match and stretch your Stamps in fun new ways!

Big Paper Hugs!