Saturday, December 22, 2018

Blog Hop Winner!

Hello Friends! 

We are excited to announce that the winner has been posted for the National Cocoa Day Blog Hop! 

Before you hop over to see if you were the winner check out this fun card by Design Team Member Vanessa!

PLEASE NOTE:  sad to say the heart flip it was a special release and no longer available, BUT there are lots of fun flip card die sets over at The Stamps of Life-----> flip it dies. These fun interactive cards are sooo easy with the card die sets.

I used the stamp and die set from TSOL called hotchocolate2stamp.
I love this set!  The mug, the SPOON!, marshmallows, whipped cream.... fun sayings!  

Now hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to see if you're the winner!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happiness is Cocoa shaker card

Hello Friends! We have a really fun card to share by design team member Katherine today! Check out her beautiful shaker card! 

I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Loving Card Makers and The Stamps of Life blog hop that I was inspired to make another card!

This shaker card began by stamping marshmallows in Licorice all over Gingersnap and coloring with white pencil.

I glued down a few sequins so there would be some visible when the contents settle at the bottom of the card.

I used the Stitched Rectangles to create a frame from patterned paper:

I had a lot of fun with this part - making a mix of sequins, beads and snowflakes:

I assembled the shaker by adding foam strips on the Gingersnap card stock. The sequin mix went in next. 

Do you see the foam on the left side? I added this to keep the shaker mix from falling to that side. I put an acetate rectangle on the foam and then the patterned paper frame. 

I knew I was going to have a mug on the left side so that is why I didn't want sequin mix to fall over there. The foam allows it to float around the mug. I cut a snowflake from Winter wishes and a spoon  on Blue Jay and stamped Cocoa with Strawberry ink.

I cut two more stitched rectangles from Powdered Sugar and Strawberryand stamped Happiness is with Green Apple.

I added the finished front to Green Apple and an A2 Strawberry card base.

 Don't forget to visit The Stamps of Life blog to see more inspiration!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Hot Chocolate Treat Package

Hello Friends! 
We have the cutest project to share with you today from design team member Leslie! You keep reading... we are heading out to get some hot chocolate!
I made a fun card using TSOL hotchocolate2stamp with coordinating Hot Chocolate Dies I don’t know about you, but where I live it’s the perfect day for some hot cocoa! Brrrr…
No stamping on my cardfront, all die cutting with a little coloring. For my card-base, I used Strawberry Cardstock. I folded the 8.5 x 11 cardstock into fourths. Next, I opened my cardstock and used the Sizzix Big Shot PLUS Machine with Border Dies to create a pocket to hold my packet of hot cocoa. Before gluing the bottom of my pocket, I die cut a Large Rectangle from Celebrate Collection Patterned Paper.
Now, on to the cardfront…
I die cut my mug using Ho Ho Ho Collection Patterned Paper and then colored the inside of my mug to look like cocoa. I diecut the “steam” and marshmallows from Powdered Sugar Cardstock. Next, I decorated the front of my mug by layering first the W Circle Die and then the Stitched Circle Die. I embellished it with a tree.
Who doesn’t enjoy a cookie or two with their cocoa? I added a small plate made with Stitched Oval Dies die cut from patterned paper filled with tree cookies sprinkled with glitter.
I finished the inside off with Christmas Patterned Paper and stamped my sentiment on a die cut heart from Green Apple Cardstock.
Your next stop is over to Kristine’s Blog!
Be sure to check out The Stamps of Life and Coffee Loving Cardmakerstoo! Have fun hopping along for tons of inspiration… AND don’t forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card Prize! Commenting is open from December 13th – 20th with the winner announced on December 22! Have fun and have a wonderful day!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

National Cocoa Day!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the National Cocoa Day blog hop that we are doing in collaboration with Coffee Loving Cardmakers! Check out our post below and then hop to see all the other hoppers and their Cocoa inspired projects with Stamps of Life products! While hopping make sure to leave comments along the way! Coffee Loving Card Makers is giving away a $25 gift card!

Ready? Light a fire, put on your coziest cozies and get yourself a cup of yummy cocoa!

We wanted a little more contemporary look for our card so we started with a layering panel technique. Cut 4 pieces of white cardstock to the same size. Center the biggest heart, secure with washi tape if desired and die cut. We used Sizzix Dotted Hearts by Stephanie Barnard
Using the panel you just die cut as a guide, center the next smaller heart on a different panel and die cut.
Repeat the with the next smaller heart and another panel.
Stack all the panels together and add adhesive foam in between each layer.
Next is a classic favorite... ABC Dies, and we die cut out the word cocoa!

Ink the edges with blenders4ink and stamp the letters with tiny snowflakes from christmas2build set!

Time to start pulling this little card together. Cut a card base, fold and add patterned paper. This patterned paper is from the Forever Collection- Did you know we are having a BOGO on patterned paper this month! Check out all our paper HERE!

Now to get to the the star of the show... Stamp and die cut a mug using hotchocolate2stamp stamps and matching dies. Color with markers and stamp with the snowflake stamps. Add a colored stamp and die from Sizzix Mittens & Snow Globe

You want whip? uh, yes please!... Add whip cream and marshmallows from the hotchocolate2stamp
Don't forget the hotcohocolate2stamp dies!

And there you have it... here's the final card.
No card is complete without a darling inside! Tied it all together with stamps and dies from hotchocolate2stamp and our Tag Holder Die Set to hold a gift card... for hot cocoa of course!

Now grab yourself some more cocoa and hop to all these blogs for more cocoa inspiration!
Coffee Loving Cardmakers (Hop Collaboration)
Amy Tsuruta (Hop Coordinator)

The Stamps of Life Design Team

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team

Thanks for visiting... Please make sure you are following Stamp of Life on Instagram and Facebook!
Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HSN Sneak Peek

Hello Friends!

Mark your calendars and get set! First travel stop of the year is going to be on HSN January 8th!!! Times TBD... so excited and blessed to be heading back to HSN!

You're seeing it here first... Here's a SNEAK PEEK at what items will be offered!

First up is a BRAND NEW
BIG BIG BIG 5x7 SHADOW BOX!!! You heard that right 5x7!!! Huge right!

Stephanie will also be showing the Stamps of Life Box Card! Always a favorite!
Sentiments include...
Thank You
It's your day
Happy Birthday
For you
It's a Party

And another TSOL favorite the doublebanner2stamp!

Mark your calendars and don't miss the fun! It's going to be a great day! More information and sneak peeks to come!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2019 Show Schedule

Hello Friends!

Check out where we'll be in 2019!

Check our events list by state or date HERE

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tacos Anyone???

Hello Friends!

We've been having so much fun with all the different kinds of trucks created with the new icecreamtruck2stamp!

Today we have a great post from Design Team Member Vanessa! These tacos.... so cute, here's Vanessa!

I'm too excited to share my taco truck card.  The idea popped into my head last night and ..... here it is.......

This is the new club set: icecreamtruck2stamp
that was released today at The Stamps of Life 

For my sample card, I created a coffee truck card (see post below), but look at all the fun and yummy options you can choose....  

Taco trucks are popular here as Tacos are pretty popular these days all around, so.........

I used the icecreamtruck2stamp, of course, along with island2visit stamps (tree, enjoy, and life is good), sun is from summer4fun, let's do lunch is from the shark pudgie stamp set, tacos is spelled out using alpha dies from the foxes2stamp die set...

AND the tacos were made using the watermelon (looks like pizza, too) die from the icecreamtruck2stamp set....  mmm... don't they look delicious?  ;)  
fold a piece of yellowish cardstock in half, then place die over (washie tape town) the fold and run through your big shot machine... taco shell!  that easy!
then using the same die, I cut out a green piece, then cut waves around the top and cut the triangle part off so it could fit nicely into my taco shell. 

I might need to make tacos today!  lol! 

We'll be brining you more great ideas coming soon!

If you're interested in becoming a club member check out all the club we have and find the perfect one for you HERE!!! I WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB!

Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Creating with the new Club Set!

Hello Friends!

Today Design Team Member Katherine is up on the blog sharing a super cute card she made using the new Club Set icecreamtruck2stamp!

Here's Katherine to tell you all about her card!

Hi there!

It is time for a new club set from The Stamps of Life!

Here is the front of my card:

Here is the inside with Icecreamtruck2stamp popping out of it!

I created this scene with the 3d generic drop in die. I stamped, colored and die cut my cute truck! I chose a birthday theme and die cut each little cake and cupcake from Candy. Aren't they adorable??? 

I added Kiwi grass and the Sweet sentiment cut from Candy and Powdered Sugar. I stamped Happy birthday with Licorice Archival ink on the truck

I finished by adding assorted sequins.

I used Stitched stars and Make a Wish Patterned Paper to create the front of this card:

Hope you enjoyed Katherine's card and if you're not a club member please check out how to become a club member and pick the club thats perfect for you! Club Page HERE

Happy Stamping Friends!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

What's NEW for December!!!

Hello Friends!

So excited to bring you our last few releases for the year and we've saved some of the best ones for last! It's a long post so grab a diet coke and have a look!

 is now available!!!!
Club Price $25.49!

Wrap up these great set as a present to yourself! 

Club Member FLASH Price only $8.21

Buy any paper pad get another FREE!!!
Shop TSOL Paper HERE
*** note we choose the FREE pad  - NO LIMIT!!!

Purchase any Sizzix product get a FREE embellishment!
SHOP SIZZIX in the die section HERE

**note we choose the FREE embellishment - NO LIMIT!!!

We are very excited to introduce the December Club Set!
Please welcome icecreamtruck2stamp to the family!
Get yours HERE
* dies will be available on 12/20. Die Hard Club Members receive their dies on the 1st!

Happy Stamping!!!