Happy Birthday Card Front & Take the Cake Stamp and Die Set- The Stamps of Life

Happy Wednesday!  There’s some fun, new releases today at The Stamps of Life !!!  Both releases are “Flash Sale” items, YAY!  The first release I’m sharing is the Sizzix/SB Happy Birthday Card Front.  This card front die makes a super cute card in no time at all!

Here are a few that I made:


This card took no time at all to make… No stamping involved here, all die cuts. I decided that I wanted my card to be “see through” and on the inside I paired my card front die with Sizzix/SB Triplits Cupcake.


This card is super sparkly in real life. I love using different glitter papers! Once again no stamping…  I added some stars, shimmery yarn and the Sizzix/SB Triplits Party Hat to add a little more interest to my card front.


And one more… I first die cut this in Powdered Sugar cardstock, and then I  masked off different sections of the card front using post it notes. Next,  I used 5 different ink pad colors and dragged them one by one across the paper to acheive the vibrant colors. I embellished with ribbon and flowers from TSOL.  I love all the “happy” colors!

Take the cake Stamps and Dies

Sizzix Take the Cake Stamps & Dies

Last year,  TSOL released cake2stamp which is ALMOST the same as the new Sizzix/SB Take the Cake stamp/die set.  There are a few differences… The differences are that the cake is smaller and there are fewer sentiments, but there is a die that cuts out the sentiment, which is really nice:)


Along with the cake stamp, I paired different layers of Scalloped Rectangles  and  the recently released Small Bow Dies  to make this card.

One last card for today…


As I mentioned above, there is a die that cuts out your sentiment.  I used it here and  love it!  I think it’s a nice addition and adds more interest to your card with the sentiment cut out.  For my card base I used Sizzix/SB Drop-in Card Front Dies  and Sizzix/SB Banner Drop-ins Set .

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping:)


Pudgie Dog 3 & Tinyand2Cute Dies- The Stamps of Life

Are you ready for some cuteness?  Today at The Stamps of Life it’s a release day and Stephanie has released another “pudgie” in her series of pudgie animals.  It’s dog3pudgie10 stamp/die set and he is just adorable!!!  He comes with some great sentiments, too!

I have three different pudgie cards to share with you today…..


I told you, isn’t he a cutie?!  To make my card front, I put my pudgie inside TSOL Photo Frame  that I cut.  The die cut “Ruff” and sentiment are included in the set.

Here’s a look at the inside:


I love pop-up cards and I use this die all the time…. It’s simple to use and I really like the font.  It’s called Sizzix/SB You are Awesome 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments.  I think it’s a fun, unexpected surprise for whoever you are making the card for, young or old!


This time,  I put my pudgie dog  into a box card using TSOL Exclusive Box Card Die Set along with the Sizzix/SB Tree Step-Ups Card Set to make my grass, tree and sun.  I used the Small Bow Die  to decorate the front of my box.

And one more card…


I used the Sizzix/SB Scalloped Circle Stand-Ups Card Die Set to make this card. The tag that I stamped my sentiment on is called Stitched Tags, and it’s exclusive to TSOL.

And there’s another release….

tinyand2cute Dies

Long before there were coordinating dies there was just the tinyand2cute stamp set…

tinyand2cute tinyand2cute Dies

Not anymore!

How awesome is this!!!! Coordinating dies are here:)

I have two different cards to share with you:


I used the Sizzx/SB Stand-Up Circle Die Set for the base of this card….


And one more… Super simple…. using the Stitched Ovals and a flower die.

*All cards I made today uses TSOL papers and inks*

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fabulous day!  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!



Hotchocolate2Stamp- The Stamps of Life

Hi everyone!  I’m back with a second post today featuring the November Stamps of Life Club Set called hotchocolate2stamp.  If you’re a Die Hard Club Member, these stamps and dies are on their way to you! YIPPEE!  I know I always say it, but I truly LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!  It’s too cute for words!

Look how cute!

hotchocolate2stamp Hot Chocolate Dies

WARNING!  I have quite a few cards to share with you, I just couldn’t stop making them!


I adhered my mug on Sizzix/SB Dotted Oval Dies. It didn’t photograph well, but I also sprinkled white  glitter on my whipped cream to give it a sugary look. YUM!


Once again, I used the dotted ovals along with TSOL Stitched Circles, TSOL Small Bow Dies and Mitten Dies.


I used fun foam to puff up my whipped cream and decorated my mug with snowman2build with  dies. I used Stitched Oval Dies to make my plate filled with “gingerbread cookies.”  Sorry, Im not sure where I got, or who made the stickers,  because they were in my “junk bin” just stuck to accetate.


This stamp set works great to use with a pocket card!  Simple little card to lift somebody’s spirits!  I die cut my felt snowflake using Ornament Club Die Set  and trimmed my card with TSOL Scallop Border Dies.


I used MINI Square Stand-Up as my card base for this one, and the new glitter paper is so heavy and sturdy it worked perfectly as “steam.”


I used TSOL Scalloped Rectangles as my card and die cut a small heart to make the “shaker heart.”

The inside looks like this:


 See how cute this set is!  Endless possibilities….

*All papers, ink and felt used are by TSOL*

Thanks for stopping by.  I think I want some hot chocolate now;)!  I truly appreciate ALL of your visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!!!

Happy Statement Set- The Stamps of Life

Happy November 1st!  Can you believe it?  It’s so hard to believe… Partly because the days sure do fly by,  and also because here in New England we broke a record for being the warmest October on record!  I have to say that November is starting off with a definite chill in the air!

  The first of the month means new stamps and dies at The Stamps of Life, Woo HOO!  I LOVE all the releases today, and this is the first of my two posts today.

Stephanie came out with another set in her word statements called Happy Statenment Set.  It’s also a Flash Sale item TODAY!!!

Happy Statement Set

This is such a versatile set!

Here are some of my creations using this set:


 It fits perfectly on the Sizzix/SB Gift Fold -it set! I die cut my TSOL felt using Sizzix Flower Layers & Lealf Thinlits Die Set and stamped on Sizzix Tags & Word Stamps & Dies.


Yes, Choose To Be Happy!  I love this sentiment, and to me, Yellow is such a happy color!  I embellished my card with TSOL Shabby Chic Flower Dies and stamped on the die cut  arrows included in Sizzix/SB Scalloped Circle Stand-Ups Card Set.


Lastly, a shaker card.  I was never a fan of making shakers until Stephanie came out with her double sided adhesive foam. If you like making shakers and want to make it a million times easier, check out this foam.  I guarantee you, you wont have beads and sequins falling out the sides of your card! I embellished the side of my cards using flower dies from the Sizzix/SB Mini Square Stand-Up Card Set.

Thanks for stopping by today, I’m on to my next post of new releases!  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Have a wonderful day.  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!

Trendy Merry Christmas Die and Small Bow Dies- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  TGIF…. It’s been a LONG week for me, I don’t know about you! I am ready for the weekend:)   It’s a release day at The Stamps of Life  and there are THREE awesome dies being released!

Check out this new Trendy Merry Christmas die!  I love the font!


This die makes multiple Christmas card making super easy!  I used the Sizzix Scalloped Flowers/Sentiments Scalloped Edge Drop-ins as my card base, added a few die cut stars, embellished and was DONE!


For this card, I decided to use the shadow die under the Merry Christmas to make the font really  “pop.” I also used hats4critters  and added Sizzix/SB Scallop Border Dies along the bottom of my card.

The new Small Bow Die is soooo cute and dainty!


To create this card, I used Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, Sizzix Circles, Scallop Framelits Die Set, Sizzix Triplits Oh, Baby and TSOL Mini Flower Dies.


The bow die is perfect for embellishing little gift boxes or bags, too.  TSOL Exclusive Pillow Box Die works perfectly:)

*All of my cards I made were made with the TSOL inks and papers*

I love all of today’s releases and hope you do, too!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate all of your visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!

“Good Times Collection”October 2017 Card Kit- The Stamps of Life

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  It’s a beautiful fall day here in New England, and I hope it is where you are, too!  A couple of days ago the Good Times Collection Card Kit  was released and it is super cute, jam packed with lots of fun stamps, a die, papers and embellishments!

I had so much fun creating cards using it, and still have more ideas swirling around in my head for more!

Card Kit of the Month

Here’s a little peek of what’s included in the kit, but for a better look, you can watch Stephanie’s video here!

Here’s a look at what I made using this kit:)


I love this “Good Times” die and sentiment. To me, it has so much meaning!  I see the joy everyday in those”little things” through the eyes of my Kindergarteners I teach everyday… Somewhere along the way, we lose that innocence and joy over those little things as we get older!  It’s a great reminder for all of us, I think.


To create the “shadow look” of this card, I first die cut foam adhesive, then cut it again using the matching patterned paper and adhering it to TSOL double stick foam adhesive.  I used Sizzix Word Circle Set to die cut “laugh”.  Super easy, but a fun card, I think!


Another great sentiment in the set!  The heart stamp and tags are not included in the set.  The stamp is called heartstamp4Sidekick and the tags are from Sizzix Tags and Word Stamps and Dies. I love these burlap like banners and heart from the kit!


In addition to the kit, I used TSOL Scalloped Rectangles, TSOL Rectangle Dies and Sizzix Birds and Tree Stamps and Dies. And yet another great sentiment!


For this card, I used Sizzix Flower Basket Thinlits Die Set, turkeypudgie8 (for the pumpkins) and Sizzix Happy Thanksgiving 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments to die cut my leaves.

Lastly, I have a birthday card to share that I made for a childhood friend.


Along with the “GOOD TIMES” die, I also used Sizzix Triplits cake.


The sentiment is another fun one included in the kit.  I also used the recently released Celebrate Drop-in die to create the “pop-up” CELEBRATE, TSOL Stitched Oval Dies, TSOL Quirky Number Dies and TSOL Stitched Star Dies.

As I said, these cards were so much fun to make.  One of the great things about the card kits are that you don”t even have to think about coordinating inks, papers or embellishments…. Stephanie has done it all for you! You also don’t have to combine other stamps or dies, as I did,  because you can make beautiful cards with just the supplies in your card kit.

Everything I used to create my cards can be found at The Stamps of Life.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time…. Happy Stamping!

Sizzix Celebrate 3-D Drop-ins & Sizzix Thank You Card Front- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone,  I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  There’s some brand new releases today and both Flash Sale items at The Stamps of Life and I’m excited to share them with you.

The first is a fun Celebrate 3-D Drop-ins Die.


I wanted my card front to be clean and simple, something I don’t do very often…. I wanted to focus most of the attention to the inside of the card.  I used Sizzix Happy Birthday Card Set for the bold HAPPY BIRTHDAY and the candle dies are included in the Celebrate Drop-in Set.


I love the fun, pop-up surprise on the inside of the card:) I embellished even more using Sizzix Flower Layers and Leaf Thinlits Die Set, TSOL Mini Flower Dies and Sizzix Word Circle Set.


I used the “GOOD TIMES” die, included in the October 2017 Card Kit, that is being released today by TSOL and Sizzix Triplits Cake for my card front.


The stamped sentiment on TSOL Stitched Oval Die is also from Good Times Card Kit that I paired with TSOL Stitched Star Dies and TSOL Quirky Number Dies.  This card will be making its way to a mailbox tomorrow and mailed to a very dear friend:)

If you need to make some quick and easy Thank you cards, then this Thank You Card Front  is for you!


No stamping involved here, all simply die cut… I love all the sparkle and glitz on this card, but decided I wanted even more bling, so I added the flower using Sizzix Flower Layers and Leaf Framelits Die Set.


I kept this one super simple and just layered it on TSOL Scalloped Rectangles Die Set.

Scoot on over to TSOL and scoop these dies up at a “Flash Sale” price if you like them… You have 24 hours or until they’re sold out, whichever comes first!

*All papers and inks used on today’s cards are by TSOL*

Be sure to stop by later this week because I’ll be sharing some cards from the Good Times, October 2017 Card Kit:)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!