Seasonal Gnome Cards
Christmas Cards, Easter, Fall Cards, Flowers, Fold-It, fold-it card, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Seasonal Gnome Cards

Hi everyone!

There is a Black Friday sale going on over at The Stamps of Life and one of the fun products for sale is the Gnome Fold-it die set. This die set makes an A2 size card shaped like a gnome. You can also use it on a scrapbook page or use it on a card front. I created four cards using this set – a gnome card for every season.

To see how I made these cards, watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Valentine Gnome Card
Christmas Gnome Card
Easter Gnome Card
Fall Sunflower Gnome Slimline Card

Supplies:

  1. Gnome Fold-it
  2. Christmas Tree Fold-it
  3. Christmas Sentiments HSN
  4. Border Die Set
  5. Daisies2Garden
  6. Jar Dies
  7. Basket Die
  8. Words4Wreath
  9. Egg Dies
  10. The Stamps of Life Cardstock
  11. The Stamps of Life Inks
  12. The Stamps of Life Patterned Paper (Sweetheart Collection, Cozy Basics Collection)
  13. Kiss Cut Pad
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. Tombow Liquid Glue
  16. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  17. 2-inch Scor Pal Tape

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Lisa

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - 7 Cards 1 Kit
Card Kit, Copic, Easter, Flowers, Shaker Card, Stamps of Life

Sunshine Spring Kit – 7 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - 7 Cards 1 Kit

Just in time for Spring, The Stamps of Life recently released the Sunshine Spring Kit. This kit has so many fun things in it. (Note: This kit is currently sold out. Some of the pieces of the kit may be released at a later date for individual sale.) It comes with the Spring Basics Collection paper pad with beautiful spring colors – blue jay, cherry, pixie, kiwi, ocean, and a brand new color — sunshine! It also comes with the Wedding Circle Stencil, chipboard flowers, two ribbon, ocean epoxy dots, metallic silver heart stickers, a die set to make a bunny, and an ink pad and refill in the new color – sunshine.

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit

I made 7 cards with this kit.

Watch the unboxing and video tutorial of all 7 cards here:

 

CARD 1

The Stamps of Life Sunshine Spring Kit - Easter Egg Foldit

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cherry, Lemonade, Ocean, Licorice
  2. Ink: Cloud
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Words4Jar Dies

CARD 2

SpringKit2 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Kiwi, Storm, Cherry
  2. Ink: Sunshine, Cherry
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Square Die
  5. Flower stamps are from the Hummingbird class kit which is sold out. You can use any flower stamps if you don’t have these.
  6. Grass die is from the Rounded Corner Step-up card base
  7. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  8. Wedding Circle Stencil
  9. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  10. Spectrum Noir Finesse Flagstone Ink (for alcohol marker coloring)
  11. Copic Markers – Purple V12, V15, V17/Pink: R20, R21, R22/Green YG11, YG17/Yellow Y13, Y17, E47/Blue B00, BG53, BG57

CARD 3

springkit1 logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Blue Jay, Licorice, Cherry
  2. Ink: Seaglass or Blue Jay, Licorice
  3. Ribbon Border Die
  4. Spring Basics Paper Pad
  5. Misti Stamping Tool 

CARD 4

SpringKit5 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Kiwi, Storm, Cherry,  Blue Jay, Pixie
  2. Ink: Cherry, Pixie, Seaglass or Blue Jay
  3. Scalloped Rectangle Die
  4. Eggs4Easter Stamp
  5. Egg Dies
  6. Spring Basics Collection Paper Pad
  7. Grass die is from the Rounded Corner Step-up card base

CARD 5

SpringKit4 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Sunshine, Licorice, Cherry
  2. Ink: Cherry, Licorice
  3. Easter Egg Fold-it
  4. Stitched Rectangle Die
  5. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  6. Spring Basics Collection Paper Pad
  7. Wedding Circle Stencil

CARD 6

SpringKit3 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Ocean, Cherry
  2. StephieDoll3 Stamp
  3. Border Die
  4. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  5. Spectrum Noir Finesse Flagstone Ink (for alcohol marker coloring)
  6. Copic Markers – Face: E04, E11, E21, E00, R20, E000/Hair: E49, E19, E39, E13/ Dress: B00, BG53, BG 57/Flowers: V12, V15, V17 – Y11, Y13, Y17 – RV02, RV04/ Fence: RV000, RV02

 

CARD 7

SpringKit7 Logo

Supplies:

  1. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Cherry, Pixie
  2. Ink: Pixie
  3. Scalloped Rectangle Die

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Lisa

LoveBear2Stamp
Copic, Easter, Hearts, Love, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Valentine Truck with Bears

Hello!

Valentine’s Day is only four weeks away and I’m getting a head start on my Valentine’s Day cards.

I am in love with this brand new adorable stamp – LoveBear2Stamp – from The Stamps of Life!  It has so many fun hearts, Valentines, two adorable bears, and of course an old fashioned pick-up truck, my favorite! It has a coordinating die set called Valentine Truck w/Bears.  You can use the die set to die cut several pieces of cardstock and/or patterned paper and then paper pierce them together to form the image. This is great if you don’t like to color — you can simply use your papers to make the die cut. At the bottom of this post is a link to my card tutorial on YouTube.

For my first card, I used the stamp and colored it with Copic markers. The stamp is a large stamp which will fill most of the front of an A2 size card base. Therefore, you really don’t need many other things to add to the card front to decorate it. Just put the stamp on a card, color it in, add a few papers, and your done!

For my second card, I used only the dies. It is shown here on a step-up card base. I also used the mini heart stencil to create my own patterned paper.

LoveBear2Stamp

I also made a third card. This card demonstrates that you can fill the pick-up truck with anything! It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day related. You can simply cut the hearts away and add something else of your choice. For my card, I added Easter eggs!

Easter Card using Valentine Truck with Bear Dies

For a complete card tutorial, watch my YouTube video here:

 

Supplies:

Card 1:

  1. LoveBear2Stamp – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp.html
  2. Valentine Truck w/Bear Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp-dies.html
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for stamped image – used for coloring with alcohol markers) – https://amzn.to/2TC4X5w
  4. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black ink (for stamped image – used for coloring with alcohol markers) – https://amzn.to/2R2I6yk
  5. Cardstock: Candy and Ocean – https://thestampsoflife.com/paper/cardstock.html
  6. Patterned Paper: Me & You Paper Pad – https://thestampsoflife.com/me-you-patterned-paper.html
  7. Love You Die Set – The Stamps of Life January Card Kit
  8. Ink: Ocean – https://thestampsoflife.com/inks.html
  9. Ribbon – The Stamps of Life January Card Kit
  10. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  11. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd

Copic Markers:

Truck – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG 15, BG 18
Bears & Mailbox Pole – E42, E43, E44, E47
Tires: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Fender: C1, C3, C5
Mailbox: R22, R24, R27, R29
Mail: R21, R22/E42, E43, E44
Hearts: BG10, BG11, BG13/R22, R27/RV14, RV19
Headlight and Backlight: C1, C3
Road: C3, C5, C7, C9, White Gel Pen
Grass: G02, G05

Card 2:

  1. Valentine Truck w/Bear Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp-dies.html
  2. Inks: Candy, Strawberry – https://thestampsoflife.com/inks.html
  3. Cardstock: Gingersnap, Ocean, Strawberry, Bubblegum, Storm, Licorice, Powdered Sugar – https://thestampsoflife.com/paper/cardstock.html
  4. Valentine Truck w/Bear Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp-dies.html
  5. Patterned Paper: Hey Friend, Sweetheart – https://thestampsoflife.com/paper/patterned-paper.html
  6. Mini Heart Stencil – https://thestampsoflife.com/mini-heart-stencil.html
  7. Step-up Card Die Set – https://thestampsoflife.com/rounded-corner-step-up-card.html
  8. Gatefold A2 Card Die Set (used hearts from this set) – https://thestampsoflife.com/gate-fold-a2-card-die.html

Card 3:

  1. Valentine Truck w/Bear Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp-dies.html
  2. Inks: Gingersnap, Sky – https://thestampsoflife.com/inks.html
  3. Cardstock: Gingersnap, Mint Chip, Cherry, Powdered Sugar – https://thestampsoflife.com/paper/cardstock.html
  4. Valentine Truck w/Bear Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/lovebear2stamp-dies.html
  5. Patterned Paper: Love You Pad (from January 2020 Card Kit)
  6. Dotted Rectangles – https://thestampsoflife.com/dotted-rectangles.html
  7. Border Die (grass) – https://thestampsoflife.com/border-dies.html
  8. Sentiment – Butterfly2Stamp – https://thestampsoflife.com/butterfly2stamp.html
  9. Easter Eggs – Goodies4Wheelbarrow Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/goodies4wheelbarrow-die-set.html

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Lisa

birthday, Birthday Cards, Easter, Fall Cards, Flowers, Fold-It, fold-it card, Love, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Flower Pot Fold-It – 2 Cards

Today on my blog, I’m sharing two cards that I made with the Flower Pot Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life. You can use this die set to make an A2 sized card with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. It can be used for just about any occasion — Birthdays, Thank You’s, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well, etc.

The die set comes with six dies — two dies to make the flower pot and four dies to make the flowers. All you need to do is to supply the paper and embellishments!

Watch my video tutorial here:

https://youtu.be/xFEAI6qFsuo

Card 1

For my first card, I made a fold-it card which is an A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) that opens from the left side.

Lisa Mears Flower Pot1Flower Pot Fold It Inside

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Strawberry, Lemonade, Blue Jay, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Adore
  3. Flower Pot Fold-It
  4. TSOL Embellishments and Ribbon
  5. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

Card 2

My second card is completely enclosed on the left, bottom, and right sides, however, if you pull up on the flowers, a message will come out of the flower pot. I also used the Flower2Build One dies to die cut the flowers and a circle die to die cut the middle part of the flowers.

Sunflower Foldit_Standing1Lisa Mears Sunflower Fold it_Standing2Lisa Mears Sunflower Fold it_Standing3

Supplies

  1. Cardstock – Gingersnap, Banana, Chocolate, Green Apple
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Sending Smiles
  3. Inks– Banana, Chocolate, Gingersnap, Green Apple
  4. Flower Pot Fold-It
  5. Flower2Build One Dies
  6. Circle Dies
  7. Ribbon
  8. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

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Lisa

Easter, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, water coloring

Easter Egg Basket Tutorial

Easter Egg Fold-it basket The Stamps of Life

Hello!

On my blog today is another basket that I made. This time I used the Easter Egg Fold-It from The Stamps of Life. I just love the fold-it cards. They are A2 in size so will fit inside an A2 size envelope. Instead of making a card, I decided to turn it into a basket using the box die from The Stamps of Life.

Easter Egg Fold it The Stamps of Life

Easter Egg Fold It The STamps of Life

There is a tutorial on my YouTube channel for making this adorable basket. I also included directions in my blog post. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and blog for more card making inspiration!

First, using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, I used Spectrum Sparkle markers to color across the page starting with the first color and then adding the two other colors. The colors I used were Solar Red, Emerald Green, and Blue Topaz.

Next, I smoothed out the colors by going over them from left to right with a wet paint brush.

Next, I was ready to die cut the egg shape. In the package, there are two egg dies — a larger one and a slightly smaller one. The larger one is for cutting the shadow layer and the smaller one is for cutting the top layer.

With a piece of Ocean card stock, I used the larger egg-shaped die to cut the shadow layer (background layer). Next, I cut the water colored piece of paper down to a good size to fit through my die cut machine. I added double-sided adhesive to the back and then placed the smaller egg die face down and the top layering piece inside of the egg die. After running this though the die cut machine, I pealed away the adhesive from the back and adhered the piece to the Ocean-colored egg die cut piece. I adhered the flowers from the die cut back onto the egg shape; however, when adding the flowers back, I adhered them to the egg front with the intention of mixing up the flower colors so they stand out more.

Next, I added epoxy dots to the center of the flowers.

I repeated this entire process one more time so that I had two eggs — one for the front and one for the back of the box.

Next, I used the Box-It die to die cut the piece that holds the basket together. I folded it on the score lines and then placed double-sided adhesive on the front edges on both sides. Next, I adhered the edges to the egg.

I ended up using the Box-It die to die cut another piece which I used only the middle section to add another piece to the bottom of the egg so that it would stand up straight. Because the egg is oval, if this extra piece wasn’t used, the box would end up tilting to the side.

Finally, I added some Easter grass and some goodies inside the basket.

Supplies used

  1. Easter Egg Fold-it (The Stamps of Life)
  2. Box It  Die (The Stamps of Life)
  3. Ocean Card Stock (The Stamps of Life)
  4. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Spectrum Sparkle Markers, Summer Time (Colors: Emerald Green, Blue Topaz, and Solar Red)
  6. Sparkle and Sprinkle 2 1/2 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  7. Sparkle and Sprinkle 1/4 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  8. Paint brush
  9. Epoxy dots (The ones I used are from The Stamps of Life, however, they were free with a class I took. They do not have them for sale on their website.)
  10. Water

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Lisa