Dotted Tag with Penguin
Love, Stamps of Life, Tag

Dotted Tags

Hello!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a new tag die set from The Stamps of Life. The dotted tag dies come with a set of six tag dies and another die that is a drop-in with the words “For you.” Watch my YouTube video to see the different tag sizes.  The video will also walk you through making a tag.

Dotted Tag with Penguin

Watch YouTube Video Here:

Supplies

  1. Dotted Tag Dies
  2. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Strawberry, Banana, Powdered Sugar
  3. WaddlePenguins2Stamp
  4. WaddlePenguins2Stamp Dies
  5. Love Statement
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Misti Stamping Tool
  8. Patterned Paper: XOXO Collection
  9. The Stamps of Life Ink:  Forever Black
  10. Dotted Heart Die Set
  11. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for Copic coloring)
  12. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink – Noir Black (for Copic coloring)
  13. Copic Markers: Blender, C0 C00, C5, C6, C7, C9, Y21, YR24, R20

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Lisa

Bear Fold-it Card
Fold-It, fold-it card, Love, Stamps of Life

Bear Fold-it Card

Hello!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a new product by The Stamps of Life.  It’s the Bear Fold-it die set. This die set makes a card shaped like a bear. It also comes with a smaller bear die which, when die cut, it can be placed inside of the arms of the larger bear.

Bear Fold-it Card

Bear Fold-it Card Inside

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. Bear Fold-it
  2. Cardstock: Strawberry, Ocean, Licorice, Powdered Sugar
  3. Patterned Paper: XOXO Collection
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Strawberry, Ocean, Licorice
  5. Love Statement
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Tombow Glue

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Lisa

Puppy Love Card
Baby, Hearts, Love, Stamps of Life

Puppy Love Card

Puppy Love Card

Today I’m sharing a card I made using the Puppy Love die set from The Stamps of Life. This die set includes the dies to make this adorable puppy and includes additional dies for a shirt, overalls, and two buttons. Using patterned paper or colored cardstock, you can die cut the outfit in any color or pattern you’d like to dress the puppy however you choose.

Check out my video below where I show you the dies and make a card!

Supplies:

  1. Puppy Love Dies
  2. Paper Pad: XOXO Collection
  3. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Chocolate, Gingersnap, Strawberry, Kiwi, Licorice, Powdered Sugar, Grape
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Gingersnap, Strawberry, Kiwi
  5. Love You Die
  6. Dotted Heart Dies
  7. Art Glitter Glue
  8. Tombow Liquid Glue
  9. Kiwi Ribbon

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Lisa

Love You Heart Shaped Mini Album
Album, Hearts, Love, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Love You Heart Mini Album

Hello! Today I’m sharing a heart shaped mini album using the Sweetheart Collection paper pad and various other fun products from The Stamps of Life.

To see a complete walkthrough of this album, watch my YouTube video here:

Supplies:

  1. Dotted heart dies
  2. Heart Cluster Die
  3. Pattern paper – Sweetheart Collection
  4. Cardstock: Strawberry, Candy, Powdered Sugar
  5. Adore Die
  6. Love Statement Die
  7. TicTacToe2Play Stamps
  8. TicTacToe Dies
  9. Sweetheart Die
  10. Labels2Use Stamps
  11. Minis4Circles Stamp Set
  12. Crop-A-dile
  13. Tombow Liquid Glue
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. 30 pt Chipboard
  16. 1 inch Album rings (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
  17. Ribbon and embellishments

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Lisa

 

Valentine's Day Card using Tic Tac Toe Dies
Love, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine's Day Card using Tic Tac Toe Dies

Today I’m sharing another simple and easy-to-make Valentine’s Day card using products from The Stamps of Life.

A video tutorial is on my YouTube channel here:

 

Supplies:

  1. Tic Tac Toe Dies
  2. Cardstock: Licorice, Strawberry, Powdered Sugar
  3. Patterned Paper: Sweetheart Collection
  4. Sweetheart 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

3 Cards Using Butterfly Fold-It Die from The Stamps of Life
Copic, Love, Stamps of Life

3 Cards Using Butterfly Fold-It Die from The Stamps of Life

Today on my blog I am sharing three cards that I made using the Butterfly Fold-It die set from The Stamps of Life. For the first card, I used the die set to make a fold-it card. For the second card, I used the die set to incorporate the butterfly on the front of the card. For the third card, I used the butterfly on the inside of the card. I also have a video tutorial for the cardmaking process below.

Card 1

Butterfly Fold It Card The Stamps of LifeButterfly Fold It Card Inside

Card 2

Butterfly Fold-It - The Stamps of Life

Card 3

ButterflyButterfly Inside

Here’s a video tutorial for each card.

 

Supplies for Card 1 – Butterfly Fold-It Card

  1. Butterfly Fold-It Die Set – https://azn.to/2MTt8Kjm
  2. Blue Jay Card Stock – https://amzn.to/34mMEo3
  3. Lemonade Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2UoANBh
  4. Strawberry Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2ZKp4xR
  5. Adore Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://amzn.to/2UriVFL
  6. Butterfly2Stamp Stamp Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/butterfly2stamp.html
  7. Versafine Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2ZGseCM
  8. Bonefolder – https://amzn.to/2LgQEyS
  9. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/2LgoHXW
  10. 2-inch Scor-tape – https://amzn.to/2LgYxnH
  11. Foam Tape
  12. The Stamps of Life Enamel Dots

Supplies for Card 2 – Butterfly on Front of Card

  1. Butterfly Fold-It Die Set – https://amzn.to/2MTt8Kj
  2. The Stamps of Life Blending Card Stock – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Blending-Cardstock.html
  3. Seaglass Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2Lib1vz
  4. Candy Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2MS8lqo
  5. Lemonade Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2NMJQuw
  6. Tim Holtz Blending Tool – https://amzn.to/2ZMN1Vp
  7. Seaglass Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2PHPRuU
  8. Powered Sugar Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2MS0MQt
  9. Darling Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://amzn.to/2UoXjtG
  10. Rectangle Die – The Stamps of Life – https://amzn.to/2ZLMkM7
  11. 1/4 inch Scor-Tape – https://amzn.to/2ZNVcAG
  12. Sizzix Lovely Drop-ins AND A2 Sized Card Base – https://amzn.to/2MRYzVh
  13. Bonefolder – https://amzn.to/2LgQEyS
  14. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/2LgoHXW
  15. Recollections Rhinestones
  16. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd
  17. The Stamps of Life December 2016 Card Kit Club Sentiment Stamp Set
  18. Inspirational Word Dies – https://www.hsn.com/products/stamps-of-life-inspirational-words-22-piece-die-set/9088884
  19. Foam Adhesive

Supplies for Card 3 – Butterfly on Inside of Card

  1. Butterfly Fold-It Die Set – https://amzn.to/2MTt8Kj
  2. Banana Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2LkA7Kp
  3. American Crafts Card Stock
  4. 1/4 inch Scor-Tape – https://amzn.to/2ZNVcAG
  5. Bonefolder – https://amzn.to/2LgQEyS
  6. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/2LgoHXW
  7. Sizzix Lovely Drop-ins AND A2 Sized Card Base – https://amzn.to/2MRYzVh
  8. Framelits 3-D Drop-ins 660141
  9. Blessed Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Patterned-Paper-Blessed.html
  10. Scalloped Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2NTojAt
  11. Stitched Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2UpC5vE
  12. Butterfly2Stamp Stamp Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/butterfly2stamp.html
  13. Butterfly2Stamp Die Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/butterfly2stamp-Dies.html
  14. “You are Blessed” Die –
  15. Spectrum Sparkle Clear – https://amzn.to/2LsdiDn
  16. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2LnYsh9
  17. Nuvo Jewel Drops – Strawberry Coulis – https://amzn.to/2ZN5CR8
  18. Foam tape
  19. Copic Markers: R21, R22, R24, R27/BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18/Y13, Y15, Y17

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Lisa

Album, Echo Park Paper Co, Love, wedding

Handmade Mini Album Tutorial Using Graphic 45 Album Cover

Today on my blog is a handmade album that I made for my niece who is getting married. I have been wanting to dive into making an album as I have never made one from scratch. I have watched numerous YouTube videos on how to make the chipboard album, but wanted to start with something much simpler. Therefore, I decided to purchase a chipboard album that was already made. All I had to do was pick out some pretty paper, cut, and adhere the paper and embellishments. Therefore, if you are like me and want to make an album that is EASY, below is a YouTube tutorial on how I made this album.

Supplies:

Cardstock Measurements:

Front Cover: Pink and Cream Pattern Paper 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, Diamond Pattern Paper 2″ x 7 1/4″, Black card stock 2 1/4″ x 7 1/2″

Back Cover: Pattern Paper 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″

Inside Front Cover: 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
Inside Back Cover: 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″

24 full pages: Patterned paper cut to 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (Can use 24 pieces of patterned paper or you can mix patterned paper and solid card stock to make 24 pieces all cut to 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″).  Optional: If you want to have some pages with pockets on the left or right side, then cut a piece of patterned paper to 4 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ and another piece to 1 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ inches for the pocket. Decide how many of these pocket pages you want to have.

12 pieces to cover the pockets:  2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″

12 pieces to cover the tops of the pages that are above the pockets: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

Tags:  3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and round corners

Photo mats: Black card stock cut to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2 and then fold in half. Cut patterned paper 3″ x 4″ and adhere to black card stock.

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Love Gatefold Card
Love, Stamps of Life

Gatefold Love Card

Hello!

Here is a card I made for my husband for our 20th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make a simple love card so I decided to make a gatefold card and use the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Love Gatefold CardLove Statement Card

To see a tutorial on how I made this card, be sure to watch my YouTube video at:

Watch YouTube Video Here: https://youtu.be/_gOs3H3ri3o

Supplies Used:

Banana Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2KDQphp
Strawberry Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2WN1Cn2
Cloud Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2MSCqqD
Powered Sugar Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2IKtoGP
Me & You Collection Patterned Paper Pad – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Patterned-Paper-MeandYou.html
Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2IN6gYi
Stitched Rectangle Die – https://amzn.to/2IQMv1V
Sizzix Framelits by Stephanie Barnard 661120 (gatefold) – https://amzn.to/2IKlJZf
Sizzix Thinlits Half Card Panels by Stephanie Barnard 661839 – https://amzn.to/2Q3j2oS
Love Statement Set – https://amzn.to/2Fa6PdB
Strawberry Ink – https://amzn.to/2MUjI1O
Artichoke Ink – https://amzn.to/2Rnpp7g
Banana Ink – https://amzn.to/31ECjm6
Sky Ink – https://amzn.to/2KjcceR
Guava Ink – https://amzn.to/2WPPS35
Seaglass Ink – https://amzn.to/2WL8r8B
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform – https://amzn.to/2KkkIKF

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Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

Love Card with Heart Final

Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

Step 1

Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

Love Card with Heart Final

 

For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

inside

Love Card with Heart Final

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