Ballerina Card
Background Dies, Copic, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life

Ballerina Card

Ballerina Card

Hello!

For today’s card, I was thinking outside of the box when I decided to turn the StephieDoll4 stamp from The Stamps of Life into a ballerina. This stamp set comes with the Stephie doll stamp here, but also accessories for the beach. I turned her into a ballerina!

Ballerina Card using StephieDoll4

Watch my YouTube video for a tutorial:

Supplies:

  1. StephieDoll4
  2. StephieDoll4 Dies
  3. A2 Swirl Card Base
  4. Pattern Paper Pad: Darling Collection
  5. Tulle
  6. Gems
  7. BeYOUtiful die
  8. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Candy, Powdered Sugar, Cloud
  9. The Stamps of Life Inks: Candy
  10. Art Glitter Glue
  11. Tombow Liquid Glue
  12. Misti Stamping Tool
  13. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear
  14. Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
  15. Hot Glue
  16. Copic Markers: Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/ Hair – E49, E19, E39, E13

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Lisa

Summer Shadow Box Card
Beach, Copic, Ocean, Shadow Box, Stamps of Life, Summer

Summer Shadow Box Card

Summer Shadow Box Card

Hello! Today on my blog I’m featuring this summertime shadow box card which features some brand new stamps by The Stamps of Life — Floaties2Stamp, MoreFloaties2Stamp, and StephieDoll4. This shadow box is 5 x 7 in side and folds flat for mailing.

Watch my YouTube video for a tutorial:

Supplies:

  1. Floaties2Stamp
  2. Floates2Stamp Dies
  3. MoreFloaties2Stamp
  4. StephieDoll4
  5. StephieDoll4 Dies
  6. 5×7 Shadow Box Die Set
  7. Island2Visit
  8. Island2Visit Dies
  9. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink – Noir Black (for alcohol marker coloring)
  11. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Seaglass, Pool, Banana, Blue Jay, Gingersnap, Chocolate, Kiwi
  12. The Stamps of Life Inks: Banana, Pool, Blue Jay, Chocolate, Gingersnap, Licorice, Kiwi
  13. Art Glitter Glue
  14. Tombow Liquid Glue
  15. Misti Stamping Tool
  16. Copic Markers: Unicorn – V01, V04, V06/YR00, YR65/RV00, RV02/Y00, Y02/YG01, YG05/ Duck – Y13, Y15, Y17/YR00, YR65/Flamingo – RV00, RV02/YG05/YR00, YR65/StephieDoll Bathing Suit – RV04, RV06/Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/ Hair – E49, E19, E39, E13

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Lisa

Ocean Scene Card with StephieDoll4 Stamp
Beach, Copic, Ocean, Shadow Box, Stamps of Life, Summer

Beach Scene Card with StephieDoll4

Ocean Scene Card with StephieDoll4 Stamp

Hello! Today on my blog I’m featuring fun beach scene card which features the StephieDoll4 stamp set by The Stamps of Life.

Watch my YouTube video for a tutorial:

Supplies:

  1. StephieDoll4
  2. StephieDoll4 Dies
  3. Summer4Fun (beach ball)
  4. Summer4Fun Dies (beach ball, sun)
  5. Sailboat2Stamp Die (wave)
  6. Bristol Smooth Paper
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink – Noir Black (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Seaglass, Pool, Banana, Blue Jay, Gingersnap, Chocolate, Kiwi
  10. The Stamps of Life Inks: Ocean, Pool, Sky, Licorice
  11. Art Glitter Glue
  12. Tombow Liquid Glue
  13. Misti Stamping Tool
  14. Copic Markers: StephieDoll Bathing Suit – RV02, RV04, RV06, and white gel pen/Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/ Hair – E49, E19, E39, E13

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Lisa

Slimline Shaker Card using Floaties2Stamp
Beach, Copic, Shaker Card, Slimline Card, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Stencil, Summer

Summer Fun Slimline Shaker Card

Slimline Shaker Card using Floaties2Stamp

I’m bringing you some more fun summer cards in July. The July club set at The Stamps of Life is Floaties2Stamp. It includes three adorable float stamps and several sentiments.  There is an add-on set called MoreFloaties2Stamp with an additional float stamp and many more sentiments, all pertaining to summer.

I made a slimline shaker card with these float stamps. I colored them up with my Copic markers and then diecut them with the matching dies.  I used a grid stencil to create a pool-like background for the floats.

To see how I made this card, watch my YouTube video here —

Supplies:

  1. Floaties2Stamp
  2. Floates2Stamp Dies
  3. Grid Stencil (currently unavailable – previously with a class kit from The Stamps of Life)
  4. Square Die Set
  5. Acetate
  6. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  7. Bristol Smooth Paper
  8. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink – Noir Black (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Powdered Sugar
  11. The Stamps of Life Inks: Blueberry, Ocean, Pool, Licorice
  12. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear
  13. Shaker Pieces
  14. rt Glitter Glue
  15. Tombow Liquid Glue
  16. Misti Stamping Tool
  17. Copic Markers: Unicorn – BV00, BV01/RV00, RV02/Y02,Y00/YG01, YG05/YR00, YR65/ Seahorse – YG01, YG05, Y00, Y02, YR00, YR65/Flamingo – RV000, RV00, RV02, YR00, YR65/ Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/ Hair – E49, E19, E39, E13

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Lisa

Sloth Card with Dotted Square Dies
Copic, Stamps of Life

Sloth Card with Dotted Square Dies

Sloth Card with Dotted Square Dies

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the dotted square dies from The Stamps of Life. The dotted square dies are nesting dies that come with 8 dotted square dies with the largest being 4″ x 4″ to the smallest being 7/8″ x 7/8″. You can use them for layering cardstock on your cards. You can even use them to stamp sentiments inside. I used them on this card in both ways along with the sloths2stamp stamp set to make this adorable sloth card.

Check out my video below:

Supplies:

  1. Dotted Square Dies
  2. Paper Pad: Best Wishes Collection
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Sky, Kiwi, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Kiwi, Chocolate
  5. Border Dies
  6. Sloths2Stamp
  7. Sloths2Stamp Dies
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Tombow Liquid Glue
  10. Twine
  11. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  12. Copics: E42, E43, E44, E49

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Lisa

Best Buds Stand Up Card
Baby, Copic, Stamps of Life

Best Buds Stand Up Card

Best Buds Stand Up Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made using the BestBudsBears2Stamp stamp set from The Stamps of Life. This stamp set includes the two twin bear stamps you see pictured in my card as well as some adorable sentiments.  There is also a matching die set to go along with this set.

I started off by stamping both bear images onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock with Spectrum Noir Finesse Rustic Brown alcohol proof ink. I colored the images with Copic markers. When I was finished coloring, I die cut the bears with the matching dies.

The card base is from the Word Stand-Up Card die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut the card base with gingersnap card stock and used the patterned paper from the Blessed Collection for the layering pieces and adhered them to the card.

For the top portion of the card, I adhered the bear images as shown. I die cut a balloon from the 5 x 7 Box Card die set using powered sugar cardstock for the shadow layer and blue jay cardstock for the balloon. I adhered the balloon to the hand of the bear on the right and used white twine for the string. I added a die cut bow in blue jay cardstock to the bear on the left.

For the bottom portion of the card, I stamped the “Best Buds” sentiment with Chocolate ink. I used the Ribbon die and die cut a a piece of powdered sugar cardstock and adhered it above the sentiment. Finally, I added the flower embellishments to each side of the sentiment.

Supplies:

  1. BestBudBears2Stamp
  2. BestBud Bears2Stamp Dies
  3. Inks – Chocolate
  4. Word Stand-Up Card Dies
  5. 5×7 Box Card (for balloon)
  6. Cardstock: Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar, Blue Jay
  7. Patterned Paper: Blessed Collection
  8. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Spectrum Noir Finesse Rustic Brown Alcohol Proof Ink Pad
  10. Art Glitter Glue
  11. White Twine
  12. Copic Markers: E31, E33, E37, E39

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Lisa

Dotted Flower Background. Die - The Stamps of Life
Background Dies, Copic, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life

Ink-Blended and Stencil Background Techniques

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using the dotted flower background die set from The Stamps of Life. I’m also sharing two techniques that you can use with your background dies. One technique is simply die cutting the background die and ink-blending the cardstock after it’s die cut to create the beautiful background on the left (above).  The second technique is using your background die as a stencil as shown in the card on the right (above).

To see a tutorial of how I made these cards, watch my YouTube video below. Links to the products are also listed below.

Card 1

Dotted Flower Background. Die - The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Dotted Flower Background Die
  2. The Stamps of Life Inks – Cantaloupe, Ocean, Lemonade, Powdered Sugar
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Licorice
  4. Rounded Corner A2 Card Die Set(for card base)
  5. Toucan2Stamp
  6. Toucan2Stamp Die
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for Copic coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink Pad (for Copic coloring)
  9. Copics: Y13, Y15, Y17/YR00, YR65/BG13, BG15, BG18/C7, C8, C9, C10
  10. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  11. Tombow Liquid Glue
  12. Misti Stamping Tool

Card 2

Dotted Flower Background Die - The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Dotted Flower Background Die
  2. The Stamps of Life Inks – Cantaloupe, Ocean, Lemonade
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock– Powdered Sugar, Seaglass, Cantaloupe, Lemonade
  4. Rounded Corner A2 Card Die Set(for card base)
  5. Flower Flip-it Die Set(for flowers)
  6. Words4Jar Dies
  7. Rounded Corner Punch
  8. Epoxy Dots
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Tombow Liquid Glue

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Lisa

Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Flowers, HSN, ink blending, pop up card, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life – HSN Craft Day Release – 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set

Hello! Today on my blog I’m sharing a new product by The Stamps of Life that will be featured on HSN on June 8, 2020. However, you don’t need to wait until June 8 to hop on over to the HSN website to place your order. It is currently on sale NOW!

This die set is called the 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set. It includes several dies to make an A2 size Pop Up Card. It includes two different background dies to use as the drop-ins for the pop-up card. One of the dies is a flower background die and the other is a confetti background die. It also includes the word dies “Hello” and “Congrats.” These background dies can also be used on the card front. In addition, if you own any of The Stamps of Life background dies, they will work with this set.

Check out my pictures below as well as a 2 Card tutorial on YouTube.

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Card 1

Supplies:

  1. 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Ocean, Vanilla, Cherry
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Blue Jay, Cherry, Kiwi, Lemonade
  4.  Butterfly2Stamp
  5. Butterfly2Stamp Dies
  6. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Glitter Brush Pen
  7. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  8. Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black) Alcohol Proof Ink Pad (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Happy Birthday Die
  10. Copics: RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17/BG11, BG13, BG15/Y13, Y15, Y17

Card 2

 

Supplies:

  1. 3D Pop-Up Card Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Blueberry, Strawberry, Sunshine
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Licorice
  4. Monsters4Celebrations
  5. Monsters4Celebrations Dies
  6. Paper Pad: Great Day
  7. Sayings4Jar
  8. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  9. Spectrum Noir Finesse (Noir Black) Alcohol Proof Ink Pad (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. Woo Hoo Die
  11. Copics: Blue B23, B24, B26, B28/Green YG00, YG01, YG03/Yellow Y13, Y15, Y17/Mouth R21, R22, C9

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Lisa

Guitar Shaker Card
Beach, birthday, Box Card, Copic, Hearts, Love, Ocean, Shaker Card, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, Valentine's Day

Guitar Cards

Today on my blog I am sharing some cards that I made using the guitar dies from The Stamps of Life. These dies go along with the stamp set, Guitars2Play, which was previously released. The stamps did not have dies, so now they do! For my cards, I did some paper piecing to create the guitars.

For my first card, I also used some circle dies to create a record as a die cut image on the card. I just love how it turned out with the two guitar die cuts added to the card.

For my second card, I created a shaker card using the guitar dies and the dotted star dies.

UPDATE: The small “You Rock” word die used on these cards is not available in the guitar die set. It came with my design team shipment, but The Stamps of Life decided to not include it in the final packaging. Another option is the large “You Rock” word die. Here’s a link – https://thestampsoflife.com/you-rock-dies.html

A compete tutorial is in my YouTube video here —

 

Guitar Card

Card 1

Supplies:

  1. Guitar Dies
  2. Stitched Circle Dies
  3. Cardstock – Powdered Sugar, Licorice, Strawberry
  4. Pattern Paper Pad – Thanks
  5. Tombow Liquid Glue
  6. Art Glitter Glue

Card 2

Guitar Shaker Card

Guitar Shaker Card

Supplies:

  1. Guitar Dies
  2. Cardstock – Candy, Licorice, Seaglass
  3. Dotted Star Dies
  4. Pattern Paper Pad – Smiles Collection
  5. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  6. Acetate
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Sequins

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Lisa

Scallop Mermaid Box - Beach Theme
Beach, birthday, Box Card, Copic, Hearts, Love, Ocean, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, Valentine's Day

Scallop Mermaid Box

Today on my blog I am sharing a box die from The Stamps of Life. It’s called the Scallop Mermaid Box.  It can be used for just about any occasion — a favor box for a wedding or baby shower, just to say “thank you,” or to give someone a gift “just because” you are thinking about them. The box measures 1 3/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches and can fit candy, gum, Chapstick, money, or a small trinket.

The die set comes with the large die to make the box. It also comes with layering pieces for the top and sides of the box. It comes with a beautiful scallop background as well as a background full of hearts. You can use the dies in the set to make a beautiful box or incorporate your own stamps/dies to make it any theme of your choosing.

To see how to put this box together, watch my YouTube tutorial here —

Box 1

Scallop Mermaid Box - Beach Theme

Supplies:

  1. Scallop Mermaid Box Die Set
  2. Cardstock – Cherry, Seaglass, Powdered Sugar
  3. Shells2Stamp
  4. Shells2Stamp Dies
  5. Dolphins2Stamp
  6. Dolphins2Stamp Dies
  7. Pattern Paper Pad – Happy Hello
  8. Tombow Liquid Glue
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Copics – R20, R21, R22/Y13, Y15, Y17/B00, BG53, BG57

Box 2

Scallop Mermaid Box - Valentine Theme

Supplies:

  1. Scallop Mermaid Box Die Set
  2. Cardstock – Strawberry, Ocean, Bubblegum
  3. Sweetheart Die
  4. Tombow Liquid Glue
  5. Art Glitter Glue

Box 3

Mermaid Box Garden Lisa Mears Collage Logo

Supplies:

  1. Scallop Mermaid Box Die Set
  2. Cardstock – Powdered Sugar, Guava
  3. Patterned Paper – Hey Friend
  4. Ink – Licorice
  5. Garden2Stamp
  6. Garden2Stamp Dies
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. Art Glitter Glue

Box 4

Mermaid Box Bubblegum Collage Lisa Mears LOGO

 

Supplies:

  1. Scallop Mermaid Box Die Set
  2. Cardstock – Powdered Sugar, Blueberry, Sky, Banana, Tangerine, Green Apple
  3. Patterned Paper – Birthday Wishes
  4. Ink – Blueberry
  5. Bubblegum4Me
  6. Bubblegum Dies
  7. Tombow Liquid Glue
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Copics – YR09, R27, Y17, B29, YG17

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Lisa