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!

Doublebanner2stamp and Reindeer Pudgie- The Stamps of Life

Hello everyone!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start… I have a long weekend ahead and couldn’t be happier:)

I have two NEW RELEASES to share with you today from The Stamps of Life!

First up,  is Doublebanner2Stamp.  I love this banner set because it’s so versatile, and it has a matching die!

Here are some samples I made using this set:


I thought this banner and sentiment worked perfectly with the Sizzix Thank You Drop-in Set.


For this card, I paired it with Sizzix Cupcake Fold-it….


And here,  I used the Dotted Background Die Set, along with Sizzix Triplits Oh, Baby.

As I said, these banners are so versatile!!!!

Now on to Christmas….  Stephanie has released another pudgie animal in her series of pudgies, and this reindeerpudgie9 is soooooo cute!!!! He comes with matching dies, too:)

Here are my reindeer pudgies:


For my background, I used TSOL Medium Chevron Background Die Set and for my sentiment, included in the set, I stamped it on Sizzix Tags & Words & Stamps and Dies. The Christmas lights I decorated his antlers with are from the previously released stamp/die set Christmastree2stamp.


For this card, I used the Sizzix Stocking Set for my card base.

I know for sure I’ll be using this cute, pudgie,  little reindeer for some of my Christmas cards this year!

*All cardstock, patterned papers and inks I used to create my cards are by TSOL*

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



Christmas Statement Set and Sizzix Horizontal Sentiments Drop-ins- The Stamps of Life

Hello to you and October!  Can you believe it…. October 1st today?  The first of the month means new products at The Stamps of Life, and BOTH I’m sharing TODAY are a Flash Sale item!

These are the two items!

Christmas Statement Set

Christmas Statement Set 

I absolutely LOVE the statements in this set…. so perfect!

Sizzix Horizontal Sentiments Drop-ins are fun and make cardmaking so easy!

*NOTE* To use these dies you need have Sizzix Horizontal Card Front Drop-in.

Here are some samples I made:


This sentiment just warms my heart… So true!!!  Lucky for me, most of my family lives close by, but I do have some that do not and I don’t always see at Christmas. Along with my Christmas Statement Set I also used House Dies and Stocking Dies to make my trees. I used white acrylic paint the create the look of snow:)


This was really simple to make.  To me, it has a “vintage look” to it.  I love the pastel colors with the shimmery silver tones!

Here are the samples I made using Sizzix Horizontal Sentiments Drop-ins:



The little heart in the upper corner belongs to the Sizzix Half A2 Card die set.


I used Sizzix Dragonfly Triplits to make my dragonfly.  It did not photograph well, but the dragonfly is actually 3-D with the wings bent upwards.

*All of the papers and inks I used today on my cards are by TSOL*

I hope you liked all of my cards today, and if you’re interested in purchasing any of these stamps or dies, I hope you take advantage of the Flash Sale!  Remember… The items are 25% off (Plus an ADDITIONAL 15% for Club Members!) for the first 24 hours it is on the site and/or until it sells out…whichever is first!

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

Stitched Tags, Web Die & Trendy Happy Thanksgiving- The Stamps of Life

It’s the 20th of September, which means RELEASE DAY at The Stamps of Life!!!  I have three new things to share today.

Stitched Tags are one of the items…. perfect for cards, packages or simply as a decorated tag.

Here are some samples I made:



I used Sizzix Hello Sunshine, Triplits and faces4stamps to decorate my tag.


I used Flower Power Dies and hive4bees to make this one.

And a Christmas one…


Along with the Stitched Tag Die, I also used Sizzix Gift Fold-it  and Christmastree2Stamp Dies.

Now on to Halloween….

Web4Us  is an older set by TSOL, but now it has coordinating dies!  I always loved the stamp set, but I love it even more now that it has matching dies.


This was super easy to make….. just dies and a little bling:)


I only used dies for this one too, but paired it with Grid 2 Die Set.

Lastly, now we’re on to Thanksgiving….  I love this  Trendy Happy Thanksgiving Die!


I paired the word die with Sizzix Happy Thanksgiving 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments  and turkeypudgie8.


I used TSOL Big Banner Die Set and the pumpkin stamp/die from turkeypudgie8 to make this Thanksgiving decoration.

All papers and inks used are also by TSOL:)

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

Stocking Set and Mini Thanks Card Sizzix/The Stamps of Life

Happy September 15th!  This month is flying by….. it’s hard to believe we’re half way through the month already!  I have TWO awesome releases from The Stamps of Life  to share with you, today.

The first one is a really fun die set called  Sizzix Stocking Set, which is part of the Fold-its collection,  and the other is Sizzix Mini Card, Thanks Sentiment Set, which is part of the Drop-ins collection.

I had so much fun making these stocking cards.  The combinations of colors and patterns are just endless!  Here are a few I made:


No stamping involved here, I simply used the die cuts in the set and a white gel pen to create the look of stitching on the heel and toe of my stocking.  I love the dimension the white felt and trim add to this card!


Same die, but totally different look.  I love to use nontraditional colors on my Christmas cards.  I stamped my snowflakes using snowflakes2stamp stamp set and used Sizzix Tags and Stamps  and Dies for my tag and sentiment.

One more…


I had my two sons in mind when I made this card:)  They both have cats and I always add their pets to my Christmas list… I thought this would be a perfect card to put a gift card into from their local pet supply store or to just send as a Christmas card.  I used hats4critters with coordinating dies to make this card.

Now on to the Sizzix Thanks Mini Drop-in

You can really make some cute, fast cards with this die set!


This card took about 5 minutes to make… Simple, but cute, I think!  I colored in my flowers, added some sequins here and there, then finally added a die cut heart.  I love the color combo of this card!


This time, I just used the “THANKS” from the die set and used it on a traditional card front.

Lastly, I made a “Thanks” baby themed card.


I used Sizzix Triplits, Oh Baby  for the cute little duck and bottle and onsie4baby with dies to make my rattle.

*All papers, felt, stamps and inks I used are by TSOL*

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