Saturday, July 28, 2018

Super Sweet Summer

 Hello My Friends!

Today we are bringing you a guest post from Guest Designer Lindsey Larson! Lindsey says "I enjoy crafts...and occasionally I actually get to do them."

Lindsey has created some super sweet summer watermelon cards using watermelon2stamp and Sweet Statement Set

Read on to see what Lindsey has to say about the projects she created!

Good morning!  I'm here today to share with you some cards featuring one of my favorite things about summer - watermelon!  I love it, and it turns out I love creating with watermelons just as much as I love eating it. :) In fact, I had so much fun creating with the cutest watermelon stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life that I've got projects to share with you not just today but through the rest of the week.  So let's get started!
I was immediately drawn to the size and script of the die in the Sweet Statement SetObviously this set could be used for countless occasions and styles, but I decided to fully and unabashedly embrace the watermelon theme on my card. 
A little glitter cardstock, some simple embossing, and a few die cut seeds made for a quick but fun card. 

Since not a whole lot of stamping was involved in the creation of my first card, I decided to go the opposite route for my second.

Using the melon portion from The Stamps of Life's Watermelon2Stamp and the patterned rinds from the Patterns4Watermelon set, I created a simple stamped background using a variety of pinks and greens.
Not wanting to cover up any of those fun watermelons, I simply finished the card off with the layered sentiment dies in the Watermelon Die Set.

The Stamps of Life stamps and dies were so easy and fun to use. I can't wait to share the rest of my projects with you, there are more to come!
We'll be posting more of Lindsey's great work soon!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Watercoloring with Katherine

Hello friends,

Today we are bringing you a fun watercolor project by design team member Katherine!

Katherine used the exclusive stamps and dies from the Dream Big Online Class. This class/kit is available as a recorded event. Read all about it HERE

Here's a great shot of the finished project!

Katherine used the mini ink pads to lay down some in on a craft mat. You can also use plastic from packaging, wax paper, parchment paper, or clear acetate sheets are our favorite!

When watercoloring make sure you are using the Black Archival Ink Pad. This is a pigment ink and will not run when water is added like the dye ink will.

Pick up the ink using TSOL water brushes and color in the image.

We like to suggest to do a light color wash of the area and then come back with same color and add around the edges to darken in some areas. If you let the image dry and then add more water color  you'll get a different effect, so try that too.

Add some simple embellishments and place on a card base to finish off the project. Coloring is super relaxing and we hope you give it a try!

Go grab some supplies and get creative! Post your projects and tag us so we can see what you made!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Pinwheel Card

Hello My Friends! 

You are AMAZING my friends and so is this card! Here's a run down of all the products used by guest designer Maryann Maldonado!

The first thing you can't look past is the beautiful patterned papers from our LOVELY PAPER PAD!

The pinwheel is made up of the Sizzix Banner/Pennant Framelit dies

In the center of the triangle is a beautiful flower from Flowers the WOW!

Banner and Sentiment from doublebanner2stamp This set includes a variety of sentiments that can be combined to make 8-9 different greetings!

Add a few epoxy dots for embellishments and you're all set!

Enjoy your week friends! Make itPin a creative one!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Cake in Every Flavor

Hello My Friends, 

One of our favorite dies that we released this month was the Cake Fold-it! It's such a fun shape to decorate in any flavor cake your heart desires!

Here's a round up of some of our favorite samples by our design team! 

We love this sample, straight from the Sizzix packaging,g because the layers are popped up off the card base giving it some great dimension.  Nothing says the Stamps of Life like a hot pink cake!
This card would be so sweet for a little girl. Lots of flowers and sweet details!

Don't count the candles on this great primary colored cake! Complete with a sentiment thats wrapped around one of the layers.

We loved this idea when we first saw it! The Cake Fold-it makes a lovely wedding card for any happy couple!

Head over to our gallery HERE to see lots of other great Cake Fold-it Cards!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

This Weeks New Product

Hello My friends!

Did you catch the new releases we had yesterday? Watch this video below and let Stephanie tell you all about why she created these new products!

Even though he's called teachermouse he really is perfect for sending all kinds of fun greetings to your friends and family! We are pretty smitten with this new little critter and you can get your Stamp Set HERE and Matching Dies HERE

The Bookmark die was created so that you could bring custom bookmarks to all your planners and favorite books. You'll love decorating them with all your favorite Stamps of Life products! They also make great gifts! Get your Bookmark Die Set HERE

Thanks for taking a peek at our new products, hope you love them just like we do!

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Product Alert

Hello My Friends!
Bringing some new product to you today!

Please enjoy some bookmark inspiration from our team. Just think of all the bookmarks you can make for yourself and all your friends! Get your bookmark HERE ... available for the first time today!

Look at this cute little critter! teachermouse2stamp loves to send back to school greetings! He also loves to send happy birthday and thank you sentiments that he hand letters on his black board. HAHA! He's adorable and you'll love him, get yours HERE today!

Enjoy a very creative weekend friends!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Get Our Flash Sales Today!

Hello My friends!

Don't miss out on the two flash sales we have today!

If you love Fold-its this new Cake Fold-it will quickly become a favorite! Complete with all the cake layering dies to make your cake any flavor!

Get yours on Flash Sale HERE today!

This die is genius! Make all your stamp and die sets come to life in 3D with this 3D insert for the Drop-in Card Bases! Also on Flash Sale HERE today, 24 hours or until sold out! Make sure to watch Stephanie's video HERE to see how this amazing die works!
*Requires on of the Drop-in Card Bases - 3D Scallop w/Gifts, 3D w/Flowers, 3d w/Banners
Card Kit Members... You'll be happy to know that this fabulous card kit will be arriving soon!
If you're not a club member join today HERE!
Get the best quality and color/theme coordinated kits! 
Happy Stamping Friends!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Glittery Greatness

Hello Friends!

@craftingwithKatherine created this adorable A2 Half Fold Card and matching envelope set! Let's take a look at how she did it and the amazing TSOL products she used that you may not even know we have!

Katherine started out with the A2 Half Card Panel as her card base. The Heart and "you" is included with this set as well as 7 other dies with shadows you can use as options.

Not only did Katherine use the exclusive colored cardstock from TSOL (Did you know it's all smooth), she also used our amazing Glitter Cardstock. This is the best quality glitter cardstock, it's heavy weight and the glitter never flakes off ! And yes, you can die cut the tiniest and most detailed dies, like the "you" here!

Here's a peek at how she decorated the inside! Ribbon, patterned paper and Sparkle die are all from the June Card Kit! If you aren't a Club Member Please check out how to sign up HERE! You will LOVE getting quality, color coordinated cardstock, patterned papers and embellishments every month! (you also get an exclusive stamp sentiment set and sentiment die cut)
Because the Glitter Cardstock is thicker, the paper picked up the heart shaped drop out (poke hole) and added an embossed effect to the glitter heart! This would be a good time to mention to not forget to add your adhesive sheets to the little items like "you" and "sparkle". You'll save yourself a lot of hassle!

Last Katherine created this wonderful matching envelope to go with her card. Using the water brushes and ink pads she added a watercolor wash over a white envelope! Just that would have really stepped up her card but, we love how she finished it off with the border, heart postage stamp and address label!

Hope you enjoyed seeing the creative process of how this card was created! Now go have a super creative weekend and stay cool!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 9, 2018

cat2pudgie inspitation

Hello My Friends!

This one is for all you crazy cat ladies! cat2pudgie is available now and when he arrives we wanted you to have plenty of inspiration to get started creating right away!

Our design team has been creating some amazing projects and we LOVE the ones they created with cat2pudgie!

Hope every day you create with this cute kitty is purrfect!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Corgi Inspiration

Hello My Friends!

Do all of you have the new corgi2stamp sets on their way to you? If yes, then here are some fantastic cards created by our design team! If you haven't ordered your corgis yet, you can get yours HERE!

Happy Stamping Friends!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

New Releases Today!

Hello Friends!
Happy Saturday! We are excited to bring you two new fun sets today!

corgi2stamp, This long requested dog is available today and just in time to welcome Stephanies new grand dog, Lemon!

For all the cat lovers out there, we didn't want you to feel left out so we have this adorable cat2pudgie! He's super cuddly and loves to stamp! You can adopt your new cat2pudgie HERE!

Before you go see what stephanie has to say about her newest stamp pets!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and don't miss our next few posts as we bring you some great inspiration for these new sets!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

New Release Inspiration

Hello Friends!

Here are a few projects to inspire you to get creating when your new Club and flash sale items arrive!

Great projects are already posted to the gallery by our design team so head over to the gallery as well!

Here's a foxes2stamp Stand-up using that great tiny alphabet included with the Fox Dies! You'll definitely want to have some Adhesive sheets to use with this alphabet!

Flamingo Cupcake Flip-it? Yes Please! Create this card using the new Cupcake Flip-it Insert and the Flower Flip-it Card Base

Know someone who just moved or bought a new house or celebrating a homecoming! The new House Fold-it is a perfect way to celebrate all those occasions and more.

Happy Stamping Friends!