Monday, July 28, 2014

TSOL hops with Cardmaker

Welcome to the CardMaker and The Stamps of Life Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Vanessa Buzard's Blog
If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go to the CardMaker Blog.

The CardMaker Designers and The Stamps of Life Designers will be teaming up to show you some wonderful projects featuring stamps from The Stamps of Life.

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! One winner will be randomly chosen to win 3 stamp sets of their choice ($12.95 value or less)!  The winner will be chosen July 31st and announced on The Stamps of Life Blog on August 1st.

For my project today I wanted to show you how I was able to make some super quick, cute thank you cards for my daughter to send out after her bridal shower.

I started with a box of patterned cards from Michael's.

I opened up each card and ran them through my Big Shot with the Sizzix Frame-lits Elegant Stand up card die.

This is how it looks after it is cut.

I die cut the green strip and added it to the card.

Then I die cut the elegant label and added it to the card.

Finally, I added a panel that I stamped with Elegant2stamp set from The Stamps of Life and a couple of colored gems.

Here's a look at some more of them.
I was able to make 40 of them in 2-3 hours.

Everyone who received one loved them!

Such a quick and easy way to mass produce cards for your own use or a gift!
Now continue of the hop and see what everyone else made!

Next stop is Peggy Ward


Sunday, July 27, 2014

TRC Summer Side Step Card

I have another fun card to share today that I made with this months Creative Cafe' Kit from The Rubber Cafe' called A Whole Water Fun and the available add on set, Nautical.

This is my Summer Side Step Card!  As hot as it's been this week I wish I were sailing out in the water!

I created my side step card base out of yellow cardstock by folding on the solid lines and cutting on the dotted lines.

You'll need to cut a 4" Square red panel
a 3 3/4" square white panel
a 1 " x 3 3/4" panel from Beach Ball paper
a 1 1/4" x 4" red panel
and then I used my wave punch to punch waves in a 1 1/2" wide panel of blue patterned paper

This is how the card base looks when it's folded.

Adhere the beach ball panel to the red panel and then to the left side of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.
Adhere the wave panel to the second step.
Stamp the sentiment on a yellow patterned paper panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then adhere to front of card with Scrap Happy Glue.
Color the wooden ball with markers and adhere it to the card.

Color the wood square piece with a marker and then tie it on to the card.

Create scene on the square panel.

Adhere the square panel to the back step.

Stamp boat image on a white scrap and cut out close to the outline.
Adhere to the second step behind the wave.

Here's another look at the completed card.  A little more work than the normal card but well worth it in the end!

I hope you will give it a try!  The design team has many more projects through out the month and I'll have another one next Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit Add-On Set - Nautical
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit  -Echo Park Walking on Sunshine paper pack
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: July Creative Cafe' kit ribbon and wooden embellishments

Saturday, July 26, 2014

C4C246: More than one Fold

Happy Saturday!
It's time for the Crazy4challenges Blog challenge....and this week we are challenging you to use more than one fold on your card!

Here is my card using Sizzix Regal Framelit Flip it die and the Morestrawberries2stamp set from The Stamps of Life

This is the backside when you flip it open

We can't wait to see your multi-fold card!
Link it up at the CRazy4challenges Blog and while you are there you can see what the rest of the design team came up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 25, 2014

...And to all a Good Night

More new Christmas fun to share with you!

Santa Reins is a new stamp from Stampendous that was released this month.

My favorite thing about this card is how amazing the "snow" looks!


  1. Adhere patterned paper panel to a red card base.
  2. Stamp Santa Reins image on a white cardstock panel with black ink and color with markers.
  3. Adhere image panel to card.
  4. Tie ribbon around card.
  5. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow on the card and heat from underneath until melted.

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers (R21-R22-R24-E50-E51-E93-C00-C1-C3-C5-C7-G12-G14-G17)
Patterned Paper by The Paper Studio®
Ribbon by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Die Cut Trees

Welcome to Week 4 of July...the month to DIE for! 

Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.

 Here's mine for this week using DG745 Tree Line Die and  LS96 Hello Stencil:

I masked off the bottom of an A2 card with post it notes and then used my brayer to apply the ink to the card.

When I took the post it notes off, it looked like this.

I used a finger tip sponge to sponge the ink colors through the stencil for the sentiment panel.

Then I adhered the Tree Line die cut to the card and added the sentiment panel.
Quick, easy, and beautiful!

Check out what the rest of the B Team did this week....

And we'd love to see yours too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Nativity Scene

I have another new Christmas image from Stampendous to share with you today!  


  • Stamp Barnyard Nativity scene and sentiment on a white cardstock panel with black ink and color with markers.
  • Back panel with a slightly larger black panel.
  • Emboss red cardstock panel with Wicker Weave folder .
  • Adhere image panels to embossed panel.
  • Tie ribbon around panel and adhere to card.
  • Adhere Ochre fragments to card with Zip Dry.

  • Supply List:
    Plus:Copic® Markers (E51-E50-E53-E55-E57-YR21-YR23-YR24-C9-C7-C5-C3-C1-E93-E31-E35-E37-E33-G28-R24-R27-E44-E43-E42-E40-B01-B000-G21-G20-Y000-Y02-Y00)Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
    Wicker Weave Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Hang in There

    It's time for another High Hopes Blog Challenge.

    This week it's a color Challenge...

    Blue, Green and white/cream

    Here is the card that I made for this weeks challenge:

    I used High Hopes Stamps:

    And I colored the image with Copic Markers.

    The design team made some great samples for this weeks challenge.
    You can check them all out and learn more about this weeks challenge on the High Hopes Blog!

    Thanks for stopping by!