Squirrels2Love, Love Statement Set, Sizzix/SB Scallop Heart Fold-it – The Stamps of Life

Happy first day of December and Friday!!! Where did November go?  Whoosh… and just like that, it’s December!  The first day of the month is always an exciting time over at The Stamps of Life because it’s a release day and  I have three awesome new sets to share with you.

I’ll start with the CLUB SET… It’s called squirrels2love. If you’re a Club Member, they are on their way to your mailbox:)  These squirrels are just too cuuute!!!!!


How sweet and adorable is this little pair?  I love the for my friend die, included in the set, so versatile!


For this card, along with squirrels2love,  I also used Sizzix Dotted Oval, TSOL Grass Die, TSOL Small Bow Dies and made my sun using hot4balloons die set.


I love interactive cards!  For my card base,  I used Sizzix/SB Lively Flip-its Card Set and stamped my own patterned paper using the small flowers in the set.  I also paper pieced the bouquet of flowers so she could be holding them.


And the inside….


For my last card using this set, I paired squirrels2love with Sizzix/SB Kind Sentiments Step-Ups Card Set to make this.

Now for the FLASH SALE items!!!!!

Next up,  is Sizzix/SB Scallop Heart Fold-it:

I think this die set is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!


I LOVE the details and scallop edges in this die set… so exquisite!  The “SO Special” die is NOT included in the set, it was part of the TSOL March 2017 Card Kit called So Special Collection.


This time, I just used the heart dies as part of my card front pairing it with happy4bannersTWO stamp/die set.


This is one of those times that the card looks much better in real life.  It did not photograph well, at all.  For the backing of my card, I used Clear Contact Paper and sprinkled it with Crystal Ultra Fine Transparent Glitter making it super sparkly and transparent.  The photo doesn’t show it at all… Sorry:(  After numerous attempts, I just couldn’t get a good picture! I also used the Small Bow Dies to make my bow.

My last share for today is the Love Statement Set.  Stephanie’s statement sets are always so versatile and this one is, too.


I used the above Scallop Heart Fold-it along with some die cut felt flowers.

And one last card for today….


I LOVE this sentiment!  I paired this with hot4balloons stamp/die set, Sizzix/SB Dotted Circles,  TSOL Stitched Circle Dies, Circle Dies and heart dies.

*All papers and inks used on my cards are by TSOL*

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


Sizzix/SB Stocking Set- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend!  I guess it’s official, the holoiday season has begun… Over the weekend I didn’t buy one single Christmas gift BUT I did make some of my Christmas cards, actually quite a few!

I’m loving the Sizzix Stocking Set that was designed by Stephanie at The Stamps of Life.

There are 18 pieces in the die set and the stocking card is the standard A2 Sized Card.

Here are a few of my cards that I’ll be sending out this season….


I mixed and matched various papers from my stash and trimmed my cards with felt.


This year, instead of sending one Christmas card to both of my parents, I decided to personalize one individually for each of them.


And this is for my mom….

I made some others for family and relatives too, but can’t post them quite yet…. I want them to be surprised!  I personalized them using Quirky Alphabet Dies  by TSOL. I may even have to personalize one for my grandcats and add a Petco gift card for each of them;)

How is your holiday shopping and card making going?  Considering it’s not December 1st yet and most of my cards are made, I’m feeling pretty good:) I tend to procrastinate, but I’m determined this year to finish everything early!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate ALL visits, questions and comments! Have a fabulous week and until the next time… Happy Stamping!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE…. TODAY, MONDAY at The Stamps of Life!!!!

Hello everyone!  I hope you’re Monday is off to a great start…. Black Friday sale is starting EARLY,  today at    The Stamps of Life !!!!!!

First….  Grid4Oval cardfront makes a great card front!


I paired this die set with snowman2build stamp/die set, TSOLstar dies and oval dies.


Same die set, totally different look!  This time I paired the set with Flower Power Dies and Sizzix Tags & Words Stamps & Dies.


Check out this gorgeous Sizzix Box Card Set! I’m in LOVE with this set…. Beautiful flowers and you can change the edge of the box with different dies…  Check out Stephanie’s video HERE which expains all about it!

This Sizzix Flower Fold-it…. No words!  Look how ADORABLE!


And one more…..

Trendy Happy New Year Die



*All papers, inks, ribbon and twine used are by TSOL*

I think Stephanie outdid herself this time!  I love, love, love each and every one of these new die sets!  If you do too, hurry on over to The Stamps of Life and take advantage of the sale before they sell out!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.  I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I’m looking forward to spending it with my family and reflecting on all of the blessings I have in my life.  Until the next time…. Happy Stamping!


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!