Shadow Box Die Set & File Tabs Dies- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I have some exciting new things to share with you from The Stamps of Life!

I have been wanting a Shadow Box die for the longest time….  I’ve made my own in the past, but all the cutting, measuring and trying to fit it into an A2 sized envelope (my favorite size to make) TOO MUCH WORK! When this Shadow Box die arrived in my mailbox, I squealed for joy!  When I made this card with it, I was even happier, it’s soooo easy to make!

Watch Stephanie’s video here to see for yourself just how easy it is!

This is what the Shadow Box Die looks like.

Shadow Box Die Set

This is the card I created:


You get to decide the shape of your opening to your shadow box… I decided I wanted mine to be a circular shape.  These are the additional stamps/dies I used all from TSOL. Sizzix Dotted Square, TSOL Circle Dies, TSOL Stitched Oval Dies, sailboat2stamp (for the grass), bunypudgie12, hippo2stamp (for the flower) and chocolatebunny2stamp for the sentiment.

Next up, is the File Tabs Dies….

They look like this

File Tabs Dies

These can be used for planners, organizing or cards.  I made cards using them.


In addition to the file tab die I used Sizzix Tags Stamps and dies to stamp For You, faces4stamps stamp set that I stamped on to TSOL Circle Dies and Sizzix Happy Day 3-D Pop-Up.


For this card, I wanted it to look like a clip board using the circle shaped file die. In addition I used list2write stamp set and  bicycle2stamp stamp/die set.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day!  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!!!


Mini Bow Die & Wonder Card Kit- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  I have some brand new things from The Stamps of Life to share with you today.

Mini Bow Die Set

Mini Bow Die Set

It’s adorable, sweet and dainty!  And…. simple to assemble!  It has a twin that was released back in the fall, it’s just bigger and coordinates nicely with this one. Check it out HERE

Here are a couple of cards I made using the Mini Bow Die Set:


In addition to the Bow Die, I used Sizzix Dotted Rectangles and TSOL Washi Tape.


This time I paired the Mini Bow Die with bicycle2stamp stamp/die set and the YAY die is from the January 2018 Card Kit called Yay Collection.

I love this month’s Card Kit called called “Wonder.”  It pairs so beautifully with this month’s Club Set sailboat2stamp!

Check out Stephanie’s video HERE to see everything included in the Card Kit, “Wonder!”

I made 2 different cards. One features just what was included in the Card Kit, and the other is paired with sailboat2stamp dies.


To make this card I used the contents in the Card Kit paired with TSOL Stitched Circles and “W” Circle Dies.  It was so fast and easy to make!


No stamping involved here, all die cuts.  In addition to the Card Kit contents I used TSOL Stitched Rectangles and the sailboat2stamp dies, along with TSOL glitter paper. I LOVE the “Wonder” word die!

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


NEW RELEASES! Sayings4Sailboats, Patterns4Sailboats & Bunny Pudgie

Hello everyone!  It’s a release day at The Stamps of Life  and I have some super cute stamp sets to share with you today!

There are 2 new partner sets to go with this month’s Club Set sailboat2stamp with dies. If you’re not a Die Hard Club Member, then the dies will be available to you on February 20th:)


sayings4sailboats has a great collection of sentiments to add on to sailboat2stamp…..


I love this sentiment…  At the time that I made this card I never realized how fitting this sentiment and card is for me, personally!   I recently broke my right arm, which is my dominant side and could never have made it through the surgery and the continuation of challenges without my family and friends.I need to duplicate a bunch of these!  For my card base, I used Sizzix Triple Square Flip-its Card Set.


patterns4sailboats has some really cute patterns, especially if you’re not someone who likes to color, like ME!


I love polka dots and chevron! There are so many fun mix and match patterns you can do, and two more great sentiments!  I used the Sizzix Mini Square Stand-Up for my card base to create this card.


Bunny Pudgie is #12 in Stephanie’s series of Pudgies.  This is one of my favorites, but I’m partial to bunnies:)


When I first saw these bunnies I thought of the “Peeps” marshmallow bunnies that come out at Easter time, which is why I made them pink and blue… but this isn’t an Easter card.

I made it a Get Well card.


For the inside I used Sizzix Get Well 3-D Drop-in.


And I made this version using the Sizzix Scalloped Circle Stand-Ups Card Die Set.

All of the papers, inks and embellishments used today are by TSOL.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  It’s snowing like crazy today where I live, a great day to stay inside and make cards!

Until the next time…. Happy Stamping!!!!!!

Sailboat2Stamp, Alphabet Dies & Easter Statement Set

Goodbye, January, Hello, February!  Spring is getting closer and closer which makes me a happy girl!  The first of the month means new releases from The Stamps of Life and THREE of them are FLASH SALE items!!!!

First up, is sailboat2stamp the new Club Set with coordinating dies if you’re a Die Hard Club Member.  If not, you have to wait until February 20th to be able to order the matching die set.

I know….I ALWAYS say this, BUT I’m in LOVE with this set. It’s so cute!!!!


In addition to sailboat2stamp with dies, I also used TSOL Stitched Circle Dies and Hot Air Balloon Club Set to die cut my sun.


 I used the Sizzix Box Card Set for my base, and simply added all the other components from sailboat2stamp to complete my box card.

Now for the FLASH SALE items!  Remember… During a Flash Sale the item will be 25% OFF (plus an additional 15% off for Club Members!) for the first 24 hours it is on the site and/or until it sells out, whichever comes first. Then it permanently goes back to the regular price.

First, I’ll share 3.5 Inch Lowercase Alphabet Dies:

I made this “fun” birthday card:)


I love that there is a shadow die for each letter!

And now the 3.5 Inch Uppercase Alphabet Dies: 


I decided I wanted to alter a notebook using the uppercase dies.  This would make a great gift for a coworker, or anyone!  I used TSOL Small Bow Die in the left hand corner and wrapped my pen with TSOL Washi Tape.

Easter Statement Set is the last Flash Sale item I have to share with you today.  I have to say, I love Stephanie’s series of “Statement Sets” because they’re all so versatile.


This was simple to make… I just added the statement on to TSOL patterned paper and stamped “Blessings” on to TSOL Oval Dies.

Lastly, I have this one to share…


I paired the Statement Set with chocolatebunny2stamp, another favorite stamp set of mine by TSOL:)

For all of my cards, I used the The Stamps of Life papers, inks and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I wish you a wonderful day!  I truly appreciate ALL visit, questions and comments.  Until the next time…. Happy Stamping!



Numbers4Cake Dies & Grid Circle Dies- The Stamps of Life

Happy Saturday!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  January 20th already…. and that means new releases, today, at The Stamps of Life!

One of the great releases today….

numbers4cake Dies

numbers4cake Dies is a set of 20 dies designed to coordinate with numbers4cakestamp set.   Numbers4Cake is an older stamp set, but it sure is great now having the candle dies to die cut the candles!

Here are a couple of samples I made:


In addition to numbers4cake dies, I also used numbers4cake stamp set, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies, monsters4celebrations die set, spinner2stamp stamp & die set (party hat) and cake2stamp for my sentiment.


I paired the following with numbers4cake stamp & die set: Sizzix Drop-in Card Front with Script Dies, Sizzix 5×7 Circle Flip-its Card Set for my cupcakes and Sizzix star dies.

Grid3Circle Dies  is a great set of 6 dies to make fast and easy cards!

Grid3 Circle Dies

On the samples I’m sharing today, there is NO STAMPING involved, just die cutting, which made for some fast and easy card making!


I chose to use the dies vertical for my first card.  As I said, all die cuts… I paired this die set with Sizzix Half A2 Card Dies for my added heart and flower.


Same exact die sets on this card, but used the dies horizntally this time.

I hope I inspired you to make some cards of your own this weekend!  All papers, stamps, inks and dies I used today 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!

FLASH SALE TODAY- W Circle Dies Set & Sizzix Get Well Soon Stamps and Dies- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well with you and you had a great weekend! This past week is one I’d like to have a “do over” on, if I could.  A week ago today, I had surgery on my arm.  Long story…. but I broke it in 4 different places and it’s being held together with pins and a plate.  The worst part is that it’s my right arm, and I’m right handed.  It’s challenging, but I’m learning to function with only my left hand and arm for a while and I’m doing it! As I told my family and friends, the worst is behind me, I’ll get there!

The Stamps of Life has TWO great Flash Sales happening today!

The first is this “W” Circle Dies Set.

W Circle Dies Set

It has intricate w’s going around the borders of the circles…really pretty!  They work great as plates, too, to put different stamped foods on!

Here are a few cards I made:


I thought it would be fun to make a circular card! I paired the circle dies with the Sizzix Flower Fold-it and TSOL Small Bow Dies.


In a previous post, I posted this card already. These adorable bacon and egg stamps and dies are this month’s Club Set!  In case you missed it, look how great these dies work as a plate!  To make this card, I used the following stamps and dies: TSOL W circle Dies Set, TSOL Stitched Rectangle Dies, BaconandEggs2stamp w/dies and Saltshaker2stamp w/ dies.


And one more very simple card, just layering the circles…

Next up, is Sizzix Get Well Soon Stamps and Dies

Sizzix Get Well Soon Stamps & Dies

The Stamps of Life released a Club Set almost identical to this years ago.  No surprise, it’s a very popular set to this day, so Stephanie designed one for Sizzix.  PLEASE NOTE: This stamp and die set is smaller than TSOL exclusive bandage2stamp set.

Here are some cards I made:


I made this shaker card using vellum to soften the look of my card.


I die cut my sentiment on the inside…


I used the Sizzix Half A2 Card Die Set as my card base on this card.


Here’s a very clean and simple card… I used TSOL Dotted Background Set, Sizzix Dotted Oval and tea4two stamp & die set.

All stamps, dies, papers and embellishments I used today, can be found here at The Stamps of Life.

I hope you have a wonderful day and are able to get some card making in!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!


Sayings4BaconandEggs, Pandapudgie and Sizzix Coffee Stamps & Dies

Hello everyone!  I hope you’re having a great start to January and the  weekend!  With temperatures below zero for days where I live, I’ve been pretty much housebound….

There’s some brand new releases at The Stamps of Life today!

sayings4baconandeggs, pandapudgie11 and “FLASH SALE” item Sizzix Coffee Stamps and Dies

Sayings4bacon and eggs coordinates with this month’s Club Set called baconandeggs2stamp with dies!


If you’re as old as I am, you may remember the song by Captain and Tennille, “Don’t go Breaking my Heart”…  Everytime I look at this card, it gets stuck in my head!  Anyway… the sentiment inside says: We need each other.

 Here’s another one I made using Sizzix/SB Large Circle Flip-its as my card base.  I LOVE interactive cards!


The “hello” die is from TSOL Notebook Edge and Hello Die Set.


Fun, right?!

Next up, is set number 11 in Stephanie’s Pudgie Collection called pandapudgie11.  It comes with 4 stamps and 4 dies!

He’s soooo cute!


Isn’t he just the cutest little panda?  I paired him with Sizzix It’s a Party Die Set.


I love this sentiment!  I used the Sizzix Border Word Set to make my flower border along with Sizzix Dotted Squares and Circle Dies to make this card.

img_0633 For the base of my card, I used Sizzix Lovely Drop-ins to make the heart filled cardfront.  I also used the heart die that is included in the new Sizzix Sidekick, it’s so pretty with the flowers on it.  You can’t really tell in my photo, but I used clear embossing powder on my pudgie and large heart to give it a patent leather look… shiny.

And the inside….


The “hello” die is included in the set.  I die cut it with black Fun Foam to make it “pop” off the card.

My last share is the Sizzix Coffee Stamps and Dies, which is a FLASH SALE item!  That means 25% OFF (Plus an ADDITIONAL 15% OFF for Club Members for the first 24 hours it’s on the site) or until it sells out, whichever comes first!

This stamp set was a Club Set quite some time ago, but Stephanie designed a smaller version of the set for Sizzix.  I like the original version, but it’s nice that this one is smaller to fit perfectly on Flip-its and Stand-up cards:)


Here, I used the Sizzix Mini Square Stand-Up Die Set for my card base.  Stephanie has a “surprise” sale happening right now, and this die set is one of them.  The whole set is only $19.99!  I thought it worked perfectly with this new coffee set.

And one last card for today….


TRUE. STORY.  I break OR brake for coffee!  I’m a coffee fanatic and can’t start my day without It!  If you’re familiar with, or own the TSOL coffee4two you will notice many similarities, it’s just smaller, which I like.

All stamps, dies, papers and inks I used can all 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!