Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hello My Friend featuring Bookmark Dies from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's project features an exciting new product from The Stamps of Life:

I used the Bookmark Dies to cut the base from Seaglass and patterned paper. Next, I arranged the three tab dies on my paper and ran it through my Big Shot Plus.

I adhered the paper down and used these adorable tiny pudgies to stamp the image under each tab. You can use all 3 tabs at once or any number and combination of patterns from this bookmark die set.  Super versatile!

The tiny pudgies were a free set given to stamp club members. If you want to learn more about the clubs click HERE.

The flower dies are included in the bookmark set as well so I die cut and sponged some ink on each one. They are stunning in person. I added a glittered epoxy dot to the center of each one.

I tied a piece of Gingham Ribbon at the top and the final step was to stamp "Hello my friend" on the back of the bookmark. You could write a message on the back of this as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mermaid2stamp from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I have a fun card to share today:

I stamped three Mermaids using Licorice Archival ink onto a piece of watercolor paper. I then pulled out my reinkers and painted the ocean scene. 

While this was drying, I cut scallop rectangles from Blueberry and Ocean card stock. I layered this onto an A2 card base of Sky.

I stamped the sentiment onto Powdered Sugar using Blueberry ink. I stamped and die cut the balloon using Guava and popped it up with Adhesive Foam. I also added a small piece of coordinating twine from a previous Card kit. 

The finishing touches were to tie on a piece of Guava ribbon and several Pink Hearts. These hearts are so pretty and iridescent. You can see how they change in the light:

Here is the inside sentiment:

Thanks for "swimming by" today...

Reinkers used on this card:

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Celebrate featuring Star Dies from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today I have a card featuring stars!

I began with an A2 card base of Licorice and layered on a piece of patterned paper from the Thanks pad. I cut a Dotted Oval also from Licorice.

Next, I started cutting stars, lots of them! I used a couple of pieces of gold and silver paper and then laid them out around the oval. It is a little hard to see the shine but they are so pretty!

The Celebrate die was from a previous card kit but it is now available to anyone! Yay! This was cut from Licorice and layered onto Powdered Sugar Card stock. I added a little shimmer to the top. The bow is Licorice seam binding from a previous Card Kit. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Happy Birthday featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's card is all about happy!

Happy Birthday, that is! This cards features some of my favorite things from The Stamps of Life.

I began with an A2 sized card base of Ocean. I layered on a piece of patterned paper and a piece of grape card stock. Then I got to doing some die cutting! 

I cut the Half Card panel from Candy and layered that on top of the grape. Then I cut the Sprios out of Ocean. 

A tip for these dies is to put an Adhesive Sheet on your card stock before cutting. These dies are very intricate and it is much easier to have your adhesive on beforehand. 

I added a piece of gingham ribbon from a previous Card Kit and added on a trio of colored diamonds.  You can see the dimension here:

I die cut the Happy from Powdered Sugar and Ocean and stamped the birthday onto Ocean. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Thank You featuring Foxes2stamp from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a card that features the new fox from Foxes2stamp. It also showcases the newest paper from the Stamps of Life July Card Kit.

I colored the fox with pencils and die cut him using the Oval Die set. I inked around the edges with Chocolate Ink

Next, I trimmed several pieces of patterned paper from the July card kit called Love Life and added all of it to an A2 card base of Chocolate card stock.

I tied a piece of thick twine at the top and stamped Thank you onto Gingersnap card stock. Then I added a trio of Gingersnap epoxy stars that were in a previous card kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dream Big Dreams featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I was in the mood to watercolor today on my card:

I stamped out my scene using Licorice Archival ink onto watercolor paper. Then I pressed my Mini Ink pads onto a flat surface to create my painting palette.

I then watercolored my images and while that was drying I stamped Dream Big Dreams onto Pixie card stock.

I mounted this onto Banana and an A2 Sky card base.

I added Pixie gingham ribbon and some Banana epoxy dots to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Happy Birthday with Foxes2stamp from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's card has a fun little fury friend:

Here is the fox from foxes2stamp. I colored it with pencils.

I started this card by die cutting the tag using Tag Holder set in Blueberry. I used the included pieces to cut the tag and the stitched Pixie patterned paper. You can use  this set on a card or on a package. 

I stamped the Cupcake and die cut it with the Cupcake triplits die. These two coordinate together perfectly!

 I layered the tag on an A2 card base with more patterned paper. I stamped the Pixie card stock with the swirl stamp from the Cupcake stamp set with Pixie ink.

The hat is from Hats for Critters. I cut it using Blueberry and Lemonade and used Adhesive Foam to pop it up.

Final steps were to stamp the "You're Foxy" with Blueberry and adding a piece of gingham ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fireplace2stamp with The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's card features a cute fireplace.

I really wanted some topiaries to frame my fireplace so I used several dies to create them.

The long skinny die is from the Box Card die set, the green piece is part of Sizzix House Fold It and the present is from Sizzix gifts drop ins.

I cut the green pieces 4 times from Kiwi, the stem from Chocolate and the present in Ocean. I trimmed of the top of the present to get the base shape. However, you could easily hand cut something out. 

I created the fireplace by embossing it in white onto Gingersnap and die cut it out. I added the chocolate stems on either side.

I laid out where I wanted the topiaries to be and trimmed the chocolate pieces down.

I popped them with Adhesive foam.

I then stamped Happy Birthday from Foxes2stamp with Licorice Archival ink. I added a few epoxy hearts and tied some Kiwi twine on.

All of this was layered onto Cranberry and a piece of patterned paper from the HoHoHo pad.  This was added to an A2 card base of Ocean card stock.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yappy Birthday featuring House Fold-it from The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

It has been hot, hot here in GA so I am dreaming of Fall with my card today!

I used the Sizzix House Fold It to create this adorable house! You can have the card open at the top or on the left side so it is very versatile. I cut a card base of white and then cut the house shape again with patterned paper and added that onto the white. 

I die cut the windows from Artichoke and Gingersnap card stock. The roof is also from Artichoke. 

I also stamped the small dog on Extra glossy card stock, colored it with markers and cut it out by hand. 

I added a few bushes and a cloud next. Did you see the cute chimney? I love the detail and the fact that we can make it any color we wish. 

Here is a peek at the inside. The stamps used on this card are from dogspotpudgie2.

Thanks for stopping by!