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

Heart-Shaped Mini Album

Heart Shaped Mini Album

Today I’m sharing a heart-shaped mini album. I made this album to give to my daughter on Valentine’s Day. I just love the beautiful colors in the patterned paper and the sentiments in the album.

Watch my video for a complete tutorial.

 

 

Supplies:

  1. Dotted heart dies
  2. Be-You-tiful die
  3. Pattern paper – Wishes Collection
  4. Happy Statement
  5. Sweet Statement
  6. Frames4Planners Dies
  7. Minis4Circles Stamp Set
  8. Gatefold Card (for Love heart die)
  9. Crop-A-dile
  10. Tombow Liquid Glue
  11. Art Glitter Glue
  12. 30 pt Chipboard
  13. 1 inch Album rings (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
  14. Ribbon and embellishments

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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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Valentine's Day Card using Toast2Stamp from The Stamps of Life
Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card using Toast2Stamp

Valentine's Day Card using Toast2Stamp from The Stamps of Life

Today I’m sharing another cute Valentine’s Day card. I’m using the Toast2Stamp set from The Stamps of Life.

Watch a tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Supplies:

  1. 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base
  2. Cardstock: Guava, Candy, Gingersnap, Seaglass, Kiwi
  3. Ink: Gingersnap, Candy, Seaglass
  4. Patterned Paper:  Thanks (for the pink jelly), Dream or Hip Hip Hooray (for the peanut butter)
  5. Dotted Heart Dies
  6. Toast2Stamp
  7. Toast2Stamp Dies

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Sending You Lots of Love Shaker Card The Stamps of Life
Hearts, Love, Shaker Card, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Sending You Lots of Love Shaker Card

Sending You Lots of Love Shaker Card The Stamps of Life

Hello!

Today on my blog I am once again featuring the “Sending You Lots of Love” word die from The Stamps of Life. I decided to make this card into a Valentine’s Day shaker card.

The A2 Circle Background Die Set from The Stamps of Life is a perfect die set to make a shaker card! The background die cut on this card is shown with many tiny small hearts inside of the circles. The tiny hearts were die cut from strawberry cardstock using the triple tiny heart die that comes with the “Sending You Lots of Love” word die. The word die is a sentiment die that comes with a coordinating shadow die, however,  I did not use the shadow die for the sentiment on this card. I simply die cut the sentiment with strawberry cardstock and adhered it directly to the card front.

For a complete tutorial on how to make this card, watch my YouTube video here:

 

Supplies:

  1. Sending You Lots of Love” Word Die
  2. Circle Background A2 Die Set
  3. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Strawberry, Mint Chip
  4. Patterned Paper: Adore Collection
  5. Mint Chip ribbon
  6. Acetate
  7. Art Glitter Glue

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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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Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life
Hearts, ink blending, Love, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Sending You Lots of Love

 

Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life

Getting ready for Valentine’s Day, this card is full of pink and hearts! All products used are The Stamps of Life.

The mini  heart stencil was used to ink blend the background of the card. The color inks used are bubblegum, candy, and guava. The lightest color (bubblegum) is on the bottom, followed by candy, and then guava at the top.

The two hearts were die cut from ink-blended cardstock using the Double Hearts die that Stamps of Life club members received free in December. The ink colors are the same as the background — bubblegum, candy, and guava.

The “Sending You Lots of Love” is a sentiment die that comes with a coordinating shadow die.  The shadow was die cut with guava cardstock and the sentiment was die cut with powdered sugar cardstock. The three hearts attached to the word die were die cut from the same ink-blended cardstock as the larger hearts.

Sending You Lots of Love The Stamps of Life

For a complete tutorial of how I made this card, watch my YouTube video here:

 

Supplies:

  1. Sending You Lots of Love” Word Die
  2. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Guava
  3. Ink: Bubblegum, Candy, Guava
  4. Mini Heart Stencil
  5. Double Hearts Die
  6. Guava ribbon
  7. Foam Tape
  8. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker

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The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit
Flowers, Hearts, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

The Stamps of Life – December 2019 – Card Kit – 6 Cards

Dec2019CardKit_All Cards

I am excited to share the December 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit. The color pallet for this month is amazing! The colors consist of cherry, guava, blue jay, ocean, mint chip, bubble gum, strawberry, gingersnap, and powdered sugar.

The card kit comes with a patterned paper pad (Love You Collection), sentiment stamp set, a package of colorful chipboard snowflakes, four ribbon, an 8-pack of felt hearts, 4 ribbon, “Love You” word die with shadow, epoxy dots, and a package of chipboard pieces which include the word “happy,” hearts, cupcakes, and flowers. Of course, don’t forget about the beautiful solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets, envelopes, and a large storage envelope to store it all in!

The video shows the unboxing of the card kit and a 6 card tutorial using the card kit contents the Flower2BuildOne dies.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://thestampsoflife.com/clubs/

Watch Video Tutorial Here:

 

Below are pictures of all six cards. I absolutely love how you can die cut the flowers from the pattern paper pad using the Flower2Build One dies and use them on a card. This makes for a quick and easy card! You’ll see the die cuts from the paper pad in the first three cards below.

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 1 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Chipboard pieces
  6. Enamel dots
  7. Sentiment stamp

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit -  6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 2 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean, Guava, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Ink: Guava
  4. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  5. Scalloped Rectangles
  6. Sentiment stamp
  7. Guava Ribbon

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 3 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Mint Chip
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Enamel Dots
  6. Stamp from Happy Sentiment
  7. Chipboard pieces

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 4 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Strawberry, Mint Chip, Blue Jay, Guava, Bubblegum 
  2. Ink: Strawberry
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Sentiment Stamp from kit

Dec2019CardKit_Love_You2

Card 5 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Blue Jay, Cherry, Bubblegum, Strawberry
  2. Flower2BuildOne dies
  3. “Love You” Word Die
  4. Ribbon – Bubblegum

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 6 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock:  Powdered Sugar, Cherry
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Mini Envelope Die
  4. Circle Die
  5. Stamp Sentiment
  6. Ribbon – Mint Chip
  7. Chipboard hearts

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

Love Heart Fold-It

 

heart fold it front finalHello!

On my blog today is another Valentine’s Day card using The Stamps of Life products. I made this card using the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it and cranberry card stock. First, I die cut the heart fold-it card base. Next, I die cut the large solid heart (the one that shows as the watercolored background) using the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad and then used Spectrum Sparkle pens (Moonstone, Cosmos, and Rose Quartz) to watercolor the background using the same watercoloring technique that I used in my Love Heart Card. I cut the top layering piece of the heart out of the same cranberry card stock that I used for the card base. Before die cutting. I put double sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running it through the die cut machine. This helped tremendously when adhering the piece to the front of the card.

To create the love sentiment, I used the Moonlight Spectrum Sparkle pen to watercolor a piece of the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then die cut the word “Love” using the Love Statement Set. I used the same Cranberry card stock for the shadow layer.

Using a yellow ribbon from my stash, I tied a bow on the side of the heart.

For the inside of the card, I used the large solid heart die from the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it to die cut a heart using white card stock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. Using the Onyx Black Versa Fine ink pad, I stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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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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