Ladybug Pudgie, Fancy Hearts & Spiros Dies & Scalloped Circles-The Stamps of Life

Hello Friends!  There’s some awesome NEW releases TODAY at The Stamps of Life!

ladybugpudgie14 joined the family of pudgies and is sooo cute!


I used the Sizzix/SB Scallop Heart Fold-its as my base.  So simple… and I love how TSOL has so many fun and coordinating patterned papers!



I made this matchbox style box the old fashioned way… with  a ruler and paper cutter. Maybe someday Stephanie will design a die to make this type of box… That would be awesome!!! I thought the sentiment and some “kisses” would be perfect as a little treat box:)

Fancy Hearts and Spiros Dies are so pretty! They were designed to coordinate with the Sizzix/SB HalfA2Card Die with panels  or to be used alone.


I thought the beautiful flowers and hearts would be great as a Mother’s Day Card.  I paired them with Quirky Alphabet Dies, Quarter Flower Dies (leaves), and sentiments from December 2017 Card Kit Collection XOXO Collection.


Here’s a look at the inside of the card….


This time I paired it with the Sizzix/SB You Are Awesome 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments.

Scallop Circles Dies come in a set of 6 nested scalloped circles. In my opinion, I think they are a staple to every card-makers collection of dies.  If you have circle dies, you need scalloped circles for layering, right?  I think they just add that little “extra” touch to a card:)


I love these scalloped circles… and once again the coordinating patterned paper…

Thanks for stopping by today!  All papers, inks stamps and dies can be found at The Stamps of Life.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Until the next time… Happy Stamping:)


Goodies4WheelBarrow & Happy2Color Stamps & Dies- The Stamps of Life

Hello friends!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  Mine will be a lazy one, and I’ll take it…. after being out of work with a broken arm for the last three months I returned to a classroom of 19 kindergartners …. My arm is still not healed but I missed my kids soooo much I begged my surgeon to return to work!  I’m exhausted, LOL, but I’m not complaining:)

I have some new releases to share today! This month’s Club Set,  wheelbarrow2stamp has a companion set….. goodies4wheelbarrow,  So cute!

goodies4wheelbarrow goodies4wheelbarrow Die Set


In addition, I used Hot Balloon Die Set to die cut my sun and owls2love stamp/die set to add the owl in the tree of the patterned paper….


In addition to wheelbarrow2stamp and goodies4wheelbarrow , I used Sizzix Dotted Ovals and TSOL Border Dies to complete this card.

happy2color and happy2color Die Set is so much fun!!!!

happy2color happy2color Die Set

At the time that I designed this card, I had just broken my arm… so no coloring on my sample… But if you’re not a colorer, it looks great just stamped;)



In addition to happy2color with dies, I also used Sizzix Half A2 Card, sailboat2stamp stamp/die set and patterns4sailboat.

Thanks for stopping by today!  You can find all stamps, dies, papers and inks I used at The Stamps of Life  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments!  Until the next time…. Happy Stamping!



Wheelbarrow2Stamp, Mini Pudgies & BeYouTiful Die- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  It’s the first of April, which means release day at The Stamps of Life, April Fools’s Day and Easter all in the same day! Phew!!!   If you celebrate Easter, Happy Easter!  I’m looking forward to going to my son and daughter-in-law’s home for dinner and to spend time with family.  Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wheelbarrow2stamp is this month’s Club Set and if you’re a Die Hard Club member, you get the coordinating dies, too:)

I absolutely LOVE this set and I think you will, too!


To make my card I used the Sizzix Box Card Set as my base. I made the grass using Border Dies .  The sentiment, strawberries and flowers are all included in the set.  Don’t you just love this wheelbarrow with all of it’s coordinating stamps and dies?!!!


This time,  I decided to color in my images with colored pencils. To make my mounds of grass I used Sailboat Dies and die cut my fence with Sizzix/SB Flowers and Fence stamp/die set.

Mini Pudgies were designed by Stephanie at TSOL for Sizzix.  These pudgies have already been released in Stephanie’s series of pudgies,  but now there are 3 mini pudgies together in a set of 7 stamps and 6 dies that she designed for Sizzix.  The pudgies are so cute… and these mini ones are just adorable!


Here’s the gang of pudgies all together… The base of my card is is a mini Step-Up card

called Sizzix Tree Step-Ups Card. I also used Sizzix Triplits Cake.


I made my gift card holder using Zig Zag Bag with the “gang” and the mini dog peeking out behind the gift card.


Fun! These mini pudgies work great for a group gift:)


A thank you with the mouse and Stitched Tags.


And one last pudgie card that I used fun foam to cut my pudgies.  This card looks better in real life… the details of the animals don’t show up well in this photo 😦

BeYoutiful Die is a beautiful die…


Along with the “Be YOU tiful” die I used Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-its and butterfly2stamp with dies.


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


Flowers That Wow & Border Dies- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone! March 20th already!!!  It’s a release day at The Stamps of Life  and I have some fun new die sets to share with you….

Flowers That Wow stamps and dies are fun and so pretty!  For my cards I’m sharing I didn’t use any stamps… all dies.  I love all the layers!

Here are a couple of cards I made using them:


I die cut “hello” from Notebook Edge and Hello Dies.


For this card I used Best Wishes Die for my sentiment…. An exclusive to TSOL. It’s such a versatile die and is on sale right now for $4.99 or better yet, $4.24 if you’re a Club Member!

Don’t you just love these flowers?  To me, you can never have enough flower dies OR stamps!

Next up, is Border Dies…. there are 5 different borders included in the set.


I love how border dies can add a whole new twist to the looks of your cards… I paired these border dies with TSOL exclusive Happy Birthday #3 Dies and embellished with TSOL stars.


This time I used the border die as rolling hills of grass. I also used Flower Power Dies, flower dies by SB included in the Sizzix Sidekick Starter Kit, Sizzix Triplits Hello Sunshine and a sentiment is from the  January 2018 Card Kit Club (Yay Collection)


 I love this grass border.  I paired it with the “Awesome” die from from the February 2017 Card Kit-Awesome Collection, mousepudgie2stamp with dies and pinwheel2stamp with dies.

And one last border die…

I think this one is so much fun!


Here, I used the border dies as an edge to my card… I paired it with dies from TSOL  Exclusive Flip-its Card Circle and Sizzix Thank You Circle 3-D Drop-ins Die Set.


This time I paired them with the  Hot Air Balloon Die Set to create my sun and clouds, hats4critters with dies, TSOL heart die and friends4Cookie for my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Everything I used to create my cards can be found HERE at TSOL. I truly appreciate ALL of your visits, questions and comments.  Have a wonderful day and until the next time… Happy Stamping!!!


New Exclusive Circle Flip-its Card Die Set- The Stamps of Life

Hi everyone!  Do you like to make quick, fun, easy and interactive cards?  I sure do and I’m so excited to share this newly released exclusive to TSOL Circle Card Flip-its  I love the fancy edge on the card base and that there are 13 dies included in the set!

Exclusive Flip-its Card Circle

Here are a couple of cards created using it:



Two different looks using the same die set…  I also used the Mini Bow Die Set for more embellishments on this card.

Fun, right?!  I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy getting an interactive card in the mail:)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!  All of the papers and embellishments I used on my cards can be found at The Stamps of Life. I truly appreciate ALL visits questions and comments!  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!!!


Spring Time & Easter- The Stamps of Life

Hello friends!  March 7th today, which means new releases at The Stamps of Life AND spring time is right around the corner!  However…. where I live we’re having 12 inches of snow today (insert HUGE SIGH)…. the only positive is that it doesn’t last long this time of year, thank goodness!

There are THREE new spring time releases today!

Patterns4butterfly is the first one I’ll share. It’s a partner set with this month’s Club Set butterfly2stamp  Love the fun patterns in this set to add some “happy” to your butterflies!


In addition to butterfly2stamp and patterns4butterfly I used: Sizzix Triplits, Hello Sunshine, Grid3 Circle Dies, TSOL Scallop Rectangle Dies & TSOL papers & ink.

Next up, is Squirrel4Easter with coordinating dies:

How cute is this little guy trying to pretend he’s the Easter bunny?!


For the base of my card, I used Sizzix Square Mini Stand-Up (which also happens to be a sale item) and TSOL papers, ink and embellishments. I colored him in using colored pencils.


And one more… I love how you can cut his hands out with the die so he can hold the eggs or whatever you may decide you want him to hold:)

Lastly,  Sheeppudgie13 .  This is set #13 in the series of Pudgie Collection that Stephanie has released.  It’s definitely one of my favorite pudgies to date!


I paired my Pudgie with TSOL Stitched Rectangle Dies and Sizzix Circles, Scallop Circle Set and TSOL Stitched Ovals for the front of my card along with TSOL papers and ink.

And one last card…


I simply stamped my card front with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder….

And for the inside I used Sizzix You are Awesome 3-D Drop-in Sentiments


I love the surprise of a “drop-in” die on the inside of cards!

Thanks for stopping by today!  All supplies I used on my cards today can be found here at The Stamps of Life. I hope you have a wonderful day!  I truly appreciate all of your visits, questions and comments.  Until the next time… Happy Stamping!


Butterflies! Butterfly2Stamp, Sayings4Butterfly & Solids4Butterfly- The Stamps of Life

Hello friends!  March 1st! A new month which brings us closer to spring AND a new Club Set released today, from The Stamps of Life!

Butterflies are the theme of this month’s stamp and die set!  Butterfly2stamp is such a cute set, along with its partner sets sayings4butterfly and solids4butterfly

I love them ALL!

I have some fun samples to share with you today…  Everything I used to make my cards (stamps, dies, inks and papers) was designed by Stephanie, and can be found HERE at The Stamps of Life!


I used the Sizzix Flower Fold-it Die as my card base and colored in my butterfly using TSOL markers.


On the inside of my card I wanted to add some sunshine, so I used Hot Air Balloon Club Die Set to cut out “sunshine” and added it around the border of my flower.

Next, I made a triple layer card:


For my first layer, I used Sizzix Mini Card, Thanks Sentiment Set  then stamped my butterflies with solids4butterfly.  I love these solids! I’m not the type of person who loves coloring, I’d much rather stamp color on to my images!


I used TSOL Scalloped Rectangles on my next layer adding on to it with a heart and more butterflies…


And for my last layer…. a sneak peek at a die that will be coming soon!


I just LOVE this sentiment from sayings4butterfly…. The added flowers on the bottom of my card are from scarecrow2stamp.  The glittery butterflies look much prettier and sparkle brighter in real life… the photo doesn’t do them justice…..


And the inside….

Because I love this sentiment so much, I made another similar card…


This time, I used Sizzix Card, Scallop w/Thanks for my card base and used Sizzix Circles, Scallop Framelits Die Set to add my butterflies to.

Check out some more fun samples HERE in the Gallery!

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