The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Mason Jar with Bouquet of Flowers
Flowers, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 6

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 6 – Bouquet of Flowers

For this card, I wanted to have as many flowers as possible coming out of the mason jar. This is why I went with a larger card base. My color inspiration was the patterned paper. I wanted the color of the flowers to match the flower colors in the patterned paper.

The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Mason Jar with Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers Process Video


Supplies Used:

Jar2stamp

Jar2stamp dies

Triplits Die Set Flowers #3 by Stephanie Bernard 660706 

Triplits Die Set Flowers by Stephanie Bernard 659607

Framelits 662732 (Dotted Tag Diecuts)
Amazon – https://amzn.to/2H8yjlh
The Stamps of Life – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-Dotted-Tags.html

Me and You 6 x 6 petite paper pad

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Strawberry

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Cloud

The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Sky

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Lisa

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
The Stamps of Life Wreath Gatefold Card
birthday, Birthday Cards, Flowers, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 4

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 4 – Wreath Gatefold

I just love the pink and green colors in this card. I incorporated flowers on the wreath, within the panels of the gatefold card, and on the patterned paper on the inside of the card. All of the colors match beautifully.

The Stamps of Life Wreath Gatefold Card

The Stamps of Life Wreath Gatefold Card

Wreath Gatefold Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Sizzix Framelits 661120 (Gatefold Card Base)
  2. Sizzix Thinlits Half Card Panels 661839
  3. The Stamps of Life Rectangle Dies
  4. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  5. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Bubblegum
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Artichoke
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Powdered Sugar
  9. Together Collection 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  10. Wreath2Stamp
  11. Wreath2Stamp Dies
  12. The Stamps of Life Kiwi Ink Pad
  13. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  14. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-iffic Tape 2 ½ inch 
  15. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-iffic Tape 1 inch

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Lisa

Copic, Flowers, Love, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 3

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 – http://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 3 – Wheelbarrow

For this card, I just love the pinks, blues, yellows, and oranges. I decided to color the flowers in similar colors as shown in the patterned paper using my copic markers.

Bunch of Flowers3

Bunch of Flowers4

Wheelbarrow Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Sizzix Flower with Stem Fold-its
  2. Wheelbarrow2stamp
  3. Wheelbarrow dies 
  4. Sizzix 661833 Framelits Step-Ups Dies By Stephanie Barnard (For Grass)
  5. Oh Joy 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Gingersnap
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  9. Lawn Fawn Premium Jet Black Ink Pad
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock 
  11. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape
  12. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
  13. Copic marker – YR14 
  14. Copic Marker – YR31
  15. Copic Marker – RV52
  16. Copic Marker – RV55
  17. Copic Marker – BG01
  18. Copic Marker – BG05
  19. Spectrum Noir markers – CT1, CT4, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN9

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Lisa

The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Garden2Stamp
Copic, Flowers, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 2

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 – http://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 2 – Flower Garden

The Stamps of Life Flower Challenge - Garden2Stamp

Flower Pot2

Flower Garden Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Framelits Stand-ups 660719 (card base)
  2. Garden2stamp
  3. Garden2stamp Dies
  4. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  5. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  6. Sunshine 6×6 petite patterned paper pad 
  7. Scalloped Rectangle Dies
  8. Versafine Ink Onyx Black (for sentiment)
  9. Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink (for stamped colored images)
  10. White Jelly Roll pen
  11. Foam Tape
  12. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape ¼ inch
  13. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock
  14. Copic Markers

Pedals: BG53, BG57, G00, G02, G05, G07, RV00, RV02, RV04, V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG01, YG03, YG05 

Watering Can: E70, E71, E74

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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.

Ice Cream Emma 2019-04_closeupIce Cream Emma 2019-04_inside

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
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