Slimline Thank you card
Flowers, Slimline Card, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Rounded Corner Slimline Card Die Set

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Today on my blog I’m sharing a slimline card that I made using the brand new vertical “Thanks” word die from The Stamps of Life. This word die can fit nicely on a slimline card base. It can also fit on an A2 size card. I also used the Rounded Corner Slimline Die Set from The Stamps of Life and the Mums2Stamp stamp set.

Slimline Thank you card

To see how I made this card, watch my tutorial here:

Supplies:

  1. Rounded Corner Slimline Word Die Set
  2. Vertical Thanks Word Die
  3. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Grape, Cloud, Green Apple
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Green Apple, Storm, Grape, Pixie
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Garden Dies
  7. Mums2Stamp
  8. Spectrum Sparkle Clear Overlay Pen
  9. Misti

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Lisa

Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Emboss Resist with Background Stamps

Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps Hello friends. Today I am sharing how to use the emboss resist technique along with background stamps to create fun backgrounds for your cards. I used The Stamps of Life background stamps and the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create my cards.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps

Supplies

  1. Birthdays4Subways
  2. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  3. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  4. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  5. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (for card base)
  6. Versamark Ink
  7. White Embossing Powder
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Heat Tool
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps Ice Cream

EmbossResist Watercolor Background Stamps Monster

Supplies

  1. Scribble Background Stamp
  2. 5 x 7 Box Card (balloons)
  3. Monsters4Celebration
  4. Scream4IceCream
  5. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  6. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  7. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48
  8. Clear Embossing Powder
  9. White Embossing Powder
  10. Versamark Ink
  11. Versafine Ink
  12. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  13. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (case base), Licorice
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  16. Heat Tool

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Acorn Fold-it Card
Fall Cards, Fold-It, fold-it card, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving Cards

Acorn Fold-it Card

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Today on my blog I’m sharing a card that I made with the Acorn Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life. This die set makes a card shaped like a acorn. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving or fall cards in general. You can also use it as a large die cut to put on the front of a card or on a scrapbook page.

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. Acorn Fold-it Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Chocolate, Tangerine, Artichoke, Gingersnap
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Tangerine, Chocolate, Artichoke
  4. Patterned Paper: Darling Collection & Dream Collection
  5. Squirrels2Love
  6. Wreath Dies
  7. Words4Wreath
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for alcohol marker coloring)
  11. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink – Noir Black (for alcohol marker coloring)
  12. Misti Stamping Tool
  13. Copics: E13, E17, E18, E19

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Lisa

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cardmaking

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards Hello friends. Today I am sharing ways to create fun backgrounds for your cards using watercolor. Specifically, I will be using the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create the backgrounds as well as the Arteza watercolor paper and Arteza waterbrush pens.  The stamps and dies that I will use on my cards are all from The Stamps of Life.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Card 1

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  4. Cardstock Licorice
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. Thanks2You
  7. Misti Stamping Tool
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Heat Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 2

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Bright Blue, Neon Pink, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Licorice, Candy
  5. Happy Birthday Background Die
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  8. Heat Tool

Card 3

Arteza_AutumnBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Lemon Yellow, Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Orange, Red
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Cardstock Banana, Cranberry, Artichoke, Chocolate, Powdered Sugar
  6. Leaves4Fall
  7. Words4Wreath
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Chocolate
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

Arteza_StencilBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green, Sapphire Blue, Red
  4. Bubblegum4Me and dies
  5. HSN Everyday Words
  6. Circle Dots Stencil
  7. Cardstock Blueberry, Licorice
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 6

Arteza_Salt_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green and Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Powdered Sugar
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. The Stamps of Life Foil Paper
  7. Beautiful Statement Set
  8. Christmas 2020 Die
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Watercolor Background Techniques

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Teal and Bumblebee Yellow
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Life2Hard
  6. Bookmark Dies
  7. Art Glitter Glue
  8. Nuvo Glitter Drops – Blue Lagoon
  9. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Pumpkin Fold-it Card The Stamps of Life
Fall Cards, Fold-It, fold-it card, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, Thanksgiving Cards

Pumpkin Cards

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Today on my blog I’m sharing two cards that I made with the Pumpkin Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life. This die set makes a card shaped like a pumpkin. You can also use it as a large die cut to put on the front of a card or on a scrapbook page. This die set not only comes with the pumpkin, but it also comes swirl layering pieces that you can use for the front of the pumpkin.

To see how I made these cards, watch my YouTube tutorial. Supplies are listed below.

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Card 1

Pumpkin Fold-it Card The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Pumpkin Fold-it Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Chocolate, Kiwi, Artichoke
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks: Tangerine, Chocolate, Artichoke
  4. Patterned Paper: Wishes Collection & Oh Joy Collection
  5. Words4Wreath

Card 2

Pumpkin Fold-it Card The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Pumpkin Fold-it
  2. Cardstock: Vanilla, Chocolate, Tangerine, Artichoke, Kiwi
  3. Scalloped Tag Dies
  4. Words4Wreath
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Scor-Pal 2″ Tape

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Lisa

Square Flip-it Card
flip-it card, Flowers, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Square Flip-it Card

Square Flip-it Card

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The Stamps of Life is known for their flip-it cards and they just released one that is a square in the center. It’s called the Square Flip-it. There are several sentiment word dies that come with the die set including Thank You, Big Hugs, and Happy Birthday. There are also some flower dies, square layering pieces, and a flower pot die included with the set.

Watch my YouTube video for a tutorial:

Supplies:

  1. Square Flip-it
  2. Cardstock: Spearmint, Banana, Powdered Sugar, Strawberry
  3. Patterned Paper Pad: Hey Friend
  4. The Stamps of Life Ink: Banana
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Scor Pal 2″ Wide Tape

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Lisa

Double Scallop A2 Card
birthday, Birthday Cards, Flowers, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Double Scallop A2 Card

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Today on my blog, I’m sharing a card that I made using the Double Scallop A2 Card die set from The Stamps of Life. This die set includes a die that you can use to make an A2 size scallop card base. There are also two scallop layering dies — one with dots and one without dots. This die set also includes a flower die and shadow. That’s not all — it also includes a “Happy Birthday” and “Thank You” word dies with shadows. For this card, I made a Thank You card.

To see a tutorial, watch my YouTube video here —

 

Double Scallop A2 Card

 

Double Scallop A2 Card

 

Supplies:

  1. Double Scallop A2 Card Die Set
  2. Cardstock: Kiwi, Pixie, Powdered Sugar, Cantaloupe
  3. Spring Basics Patterned Paper Pad
  4. Cantaloupe Ink Pad
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. Epoxy Dots
  8. Ribbon

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Lisa

 

Pretty Daisy Card
Flowers, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Pretty Daisy Card

Today on my blog I am sharing a card that I made using the Pretty Daisy Dies and the Small Scallop A2 Card Die Set from The Stamps of Life.

A compete tutorial is in my YouTube video here —

 

Pretty Daisy Card

Supplies:

  1. Small Scallop A2 Card Die Set
  2. Pretty Daisy Dies
  3. Cardstock – Candy, Cloud, Lemonade
  4. Inks – Candy, Cloud, Lemonade
  5. Paper Pad – Together Collection
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue
  7. Art Glitter Glue

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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