Flower Box Card - The Stamps of Life
Box Card, Flowers, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 5

Hello!

I was asked by Kristin Bost, a design team member for The Stamps of Life, to host a weekly challenge in The Stamps of Life Facebook Fan Group. Of course, I said yes. I just love the stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. I’ve been a member of their Die Hard Club for two years and just recently joined the Card Kit Club. More information about their Kit clubs can be found here – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm.

The theme for the weekly challenge is flowers. The only rule is to use products from The Stamps of Life….easy peasy!!

I made six cards and will be posting them on separate blog posts. Each card also has a You Tube process video which I will link in the blog post.

Card 5 – Flowers Box Card

For this card, my color inspiration was the patterned paper. I incorporated the same colors for the flowers that are in the patterned paper. I wanted to use both large and small flowers and think I accomplished just that.

Flower Box Card - The Stamps of Life

Flowers Box Card Process Video


Supplies Used:

  1. Oh Joy 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  2. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Sky
  3. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  4. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Guava
  5. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Lemonade
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Bubblegum
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Powdered Sugar
  9. Sizzix Framelits 661845 (card base)
    Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/306Od79
    Stamps of Life Link: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-Box-Card-Dies.html
  10. Sizzix Framelits Flip-its 660714 ( for large flowers and additional stems)
  11. Sizzix Thinlits 661577 – words dream, laugh, friend
  12. Sizzix Thinlits – 661578 – love word
  13. Sizzix 661833 Framelits Step-Ups Dies By Stephanie Barnard (For Grass)
  14. Sparkle and Sprinkle Terrific Tape
Anna Griffin, birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Paper Nest Dolls, Queen & Co, Uncategorized

Cupcake Avery – Elegant Card

Cupcake Avery 2019-04

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Here is a another birthday card that I made using a stamp from The Paper Nest Dolls. This stamp is called Cupcake Avery. I also incorporated some of Anna Griffin’s elegant dies and papers and Queen and Company’s flower embellishments.

The card base is from Anna Griffin’s 6 x 6 Perfect Pattern Card Set. The color matches perfectly with the green copic markers that I used to color her dress.

The large square die cut is from Anna Griffin’s All Square Cut and Emboss Dies. First, I die cut shadow layer in the purple glitter card stock.  I applied double sided adhesive to the top solid purple layer before running it through the die cut machine. This made it easier to adhere to the glitter paper.  The green lace die cuts are from the Anna Griffin Lace Edge Die Set and I followed the same procedure as previously stated.

Using hot glue, I adhered the flower embellishments to the front of the card.

Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Avery

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Avery Stamp
  2. Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Card Stock (to stamp the image onto)
  4. Card base: Anna Griffin Perfect Pattern 6 x 6 inch Card Set
  5. Anna Griffin’s All Square Cut and Emboss Dies
  6. Anna Griffin Lace Edge Die Set
  7. Anna Griffin Everyday Perfect Palette II Cardstock
  8. Queen and Company Flowers
  9. Copic Markers

 

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Lisa

birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Paper Nest Dolls, Shaker Card, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Emma – “Hey Sweetie” Birthday Card

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

Hello!

On my blog today is a sweet birthday card that I made for a sweet little girl. I just love the Paper Nest Dolls stamps. They are so adorable and I love to color them. I also made this a shaker card by incorporating an ice cream shaker element. The ice cream shaker element is from Queen and Company.

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Here is another blog post using the same stamp set and ice cream shaker: https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/04/16/ice-cream-emma-celebration/

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma Stamp
  2. Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – This is the card stock I use for coloring with alcohol markers. I stamped the image on this card stock and then colored with Copic markers.
  4. Card base: 4.75 x 4.75 pink card base from Michael’s
  5. Recollections White Card Stock
  6. Photo Play Birthday Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  7. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies
  8. Queen & Co Sweet Treat Kit
  9. The Stamps of Life Sparkle Patterned Paper – used for the cone
  10. Queen & Co Candy Land Kit – used for the Hey Sweetie sentiment
  11. The Stamps of Life Candy Ink – used for the sentiment on front and inside of card
  12. The Stamps of Life Sea Glass Ink – used to ink the edges of the white border of the sentiment
  13. Queen & Co Blue Iridescent Bubbles
  14. Copic Markers
birthday, Birthday Cards, Copic, Diamond Press, Queen & Co, Shaker Card, Uncategorized

Ice Cream Emma – Celebration Card

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

Hello!

Here is a birthday card that I made using The Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma stamp. The Paper Nest Dolls has such adorable stamps. They remind me of the Holly Hobbie dolls that I had when I was a little girl. And who doesn’t love a shaker element on their cards?? The ice cream shaker element is from Queen and Company and goes perfectly with the ice cream theme.

Ice Cream Emma Paper Nest Dolls

Inside of Card - Diamond Press Celebration Sentiments

Here is another blog post using the same stamp set and ice cream shaker: https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/04/24/ice-cream-emma-hey-sweetie/

Here are the supplies I used:

  1. Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Emma Stamp
  2. Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  3. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – This is the card stock I use for coloring with alcohol markers. I stamped the image on this card stock and then colored with Copic markers.
  4. American Crafts Tropical 12 x 12 card stock – This is the solid card stock used for the card base. The card base was cut to 5.5 x 5.5 inches.
  5. Pink Paislee Birthday Bash 6 x 6 paper pad – This was used for all patterned paper.
  6. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies
  7. Queen & Co Sweet Treat Kit
  8. Queen & Co Purple Iridescent Bubbles
  9. Diamond Press Celebration Sentiments Die Bundle 650352 (These were used for the banner and sentiment. These were special to HSN and are sold out.)
  10. Copic Markers

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Lisa

Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

lighthouse2

Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

background

The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside2

Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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Lisa

Booville, Doodlebug, Halloween Cards, Pumpkin Party, Uncategorized

Halloween Cards Using Doodlebug’s Booville and Pumpkin Party Collection

Doodlebug has adorable designs to make kids cards. Since I love making cards, I thought I would give their collections a try. The designs are so simple to use to create quick cards without having to use stamps. For my cards, I combined two of their collections — Booville and Pumpkin Party.  All of their colors go together so it didn’t matter that I mixed these two collections. The items I used include:

  1. Doodlebug Design – Booville – 12 x 12 paper pack
  2. Doodlebug Design – Booville – This & That Sticker Sheet
  3. Doodlebug Design – Booville – Mini Icons Stickers
  4. Doodlebug Design – Pumpkin Party – Odds & Ends – Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
  5. Doodlebug Design – Halloween Assortment – Glitter Sprinkles
  6. Doodlebug Design – Halloween – Sprinkles – Eye See You
  7. Doodlebug Design – Halloween Assortment – Create-A-Card – Cards & Envelopes

Here is a look at all of the cards I created.

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These six cards were designed using the card bases from the Cards & Envelopes Halloween Assortment.  The die cuts used on these cards came from the Pumpkin Party Collection with the exception of the orange Boo card. The “Boo to you!” sticker, the orange and black border, and the “treats” sticker came from the Booville This & That sticker sheet.

 

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Pumpkin-Party-HalloweenIMG_8612 Doodlebug Halloween 11

The card base used here was the Sizzix Windows Stamps and Dies.

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The google eyes I used for these cards were ones from my stash.

 

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I hope you enjoyed my cards. Be sure to leave a comment.