Birthday Cards, Box Card, Diamond Press, Stamps of Life

Cupcake Box Card

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Side


Today on my blog I am sharing some dies by The Stamps of Life.  I needed a quick birthday card and gift and thought this boxed cupcake card would be perfect!

For this project, I used the Sizzix Cupcake Fold-it by Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life (Sizzix #661843). First, I used the die to make a fold-it card. The fold-it card is my front piece. The recipient can open the card to see the message.

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Inside Card


Next, I used the die to make another cupcake panel, but this time did not make it as a card. Instead, I made it as one cupcake panel.  The back is one solid cupcake panel.

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Back

For the box portion in the middle, I used the Stamps of Life Box-It die. To view instructions on how to put this all together, view Stephanie Barnard’s video here: Box-It Die Tutorial.

The “Wish Big” sentiment on the front is from Diamond Press. I purchased this from, but unfortunately it is sold it at this time. The paper used for the sentiment is from the Shimmer Pastels Matt Stack from DCWV.

The pink polka dot paper is the from the Party Girl 6 x 6 paper pad from Photo Play.

The yellow paper is the Lemonade card stock from The Stamps of Life. The red paper for the cherry on top is the Strawberry card stock from The Stamps of Life.

The pink and white paper that make up the wrapper for the cupcake are scrap papers that I had in my stash.

The “It’s Your Birthday” sentiment on the inside of the card is from the BananaSplit2Stamp from The Stamps of Life and was stamped in Guava ink.

The yellow gems are Queen and Company’s goosebumps in yellow.

I used double-sided tape to adhere all of the pieces together, added some miniature chocolates, and a gift card to the center. Such a quick and easy way to present a gift!

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Top

Cupcake Fold-It Box-It Front

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Stamps of Life

“Blessed” Card – Stamps of Life February 2019 Card Kit


On my blog today is a card that I made for a friend that had a beautiful baby girl. The products used are from The Stamps of Life and their February 2019 card kit.

The card base was die cut from the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set using a piece of Powered Sugar card stock.  The papers used are Cherry card stock, Kiwi card stock, and Gingersnap card stock. The “Blessed” die, Blessed collection patterned paper, chipboard pieces, embellishments, and sticker are all from the Stamps of Life February 2019 card kit.

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masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life

“Just a Note” Raccoon Pudgie


Hello!Today on my blog is a masculine card. I made this card for my 15-year old son. He is flying to Dallas with his dad to test for his third degree senior black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Since I cannot be there to watch him test, this card is going in his suitcase so he will find it when he gets there. It’s just my way of sending him my love, happy thoughts, and encouragement (not that he needs it).

Okay…now for the supplies used…

The card base is the Sizzix Rectangle/Gift Card Flip-its Card Set (#660714) by Stephanie Barnard. The neat thing about this flip-it card is that you can make the middle rectangle part turn into a gift card holder, but I chose not to use it in this way. I just used the card base and the two decorative panels. I cut the card base out of Licorice card stock from The Stamps of Life. The two side panels were cut out of a piece of patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection patterned paper pad. Those panels were adhered using double-sided tape. The rectangle in the middle was cut from a piece of paper from the same patterned paper pad using a stitched rectangle die.

I used the “Just a Note” sentiment from the words4jar stamp set and stamped it onto the same gray paper that was used to cut out the stitched rectangle. The ink used was Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I applied double-sided adhesive behind the sentiment and then die cut it using the coordinating die from the words4jar dies. The shadow layer was cut from Licorice card stock. The sentiment was adhered to the shadow layer and then adhered to the stitched rectangle.

The stamp used for this card is the raccoonpudgie23. I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then used the coordinating die cut to cut it out. (I cannot find this stamp anywhere on The Stamps of Life website. I don’t believe they sell it since it was given as a gift at one of their classes.)

To finish off this card, black embellishments from The Stamps of Life were added.

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