Birdhouse Card
Copic, Flowers, ink blending, Slimline Card, Stamps of Life

Birdhouse Slimline Card Tutorial

Birdhouse Card

Hello! Today on my blog I’m sharing a slimline card that I made using the January release of the birdhouses2stamp set from The Stamps of Life. The set comes with four birdhouse stamps, a branch or birdhouse stand, a bird, a small heart, and four sentiments.Birdhouse Card The Stamps of Life

I stamped the images and colored them with my Copic markers and then cut them out using the shadow dies from the birdhouses2stamp die set. The wreath2stamp die set was used to die cut the tiny flowers.

Birdhouse Card The Stamps of Life

I used The Stamps of Life Color Box inks to ink blend a background using Seaglass, Ocean, and Sky inks.

Birdhouse Card The Stamps of Life

I just love how this card turned out!

To see a video tutorial, watch my YouTube video here:

Supplies:

  1. Birdhouses2Stamp – https://thestampsoflife.com/birdhouses2stamp.html
  2. Birdhouses2Stamp Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/birdhouses2stamp-dies.html
  3. Wreath2Stamp Dies – https://thestampsoflife.com/wreath2stamp-dies.html
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: https://thestampsoflife.com/inks.html
    Seaglass
    Ocean
    Sky
  5. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: https://thestampsoflife.com/paper/cardstock.html
    Licorice
    Gingersnap
    Sky
    Cherry
    Spearmint
  6. Nuvo Glitter Drops – White Blizzard – https://amzn.to/35DariJ
  7. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  8. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock (used for Copic coloring) – https://amzn.to/2T8FUqF
  9. Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink Noir Black (used for Copic coloring) – https://amzn.to/36L1Zj4
  10. Copic Markers Used:
    R20, R21, R22
    B11, B13, B15, B18
    B32, B34, B37
    Y13, Y15, Y17

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birthday, Birthday Cards, Easter, Fall Cards, Flowers, Fold-It, fold-it card, Love, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards

Flower Pot Fold-It – 2 Cards

Today on my blog, I’m sharing two cards that I made with the Flower Pot Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life. You can use this die set to make an A2 sized card with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. It can be used for just about any occasion — Birthdays, Thank You’s, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well, etc.

The die set comes with six dies — two dies to make the flower pot and four dies to make the flowers. All you need to do is to supply the paper and embellishments!

Watch my video tutorial here:

https://youtu.be/xFEAI6qFsuo

Card 1

For my first card, I made a fold-it card which is an A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) that opens from the left side.

Lisa Mears Flower Pot1Flower Pot Fold It Inside

Supplies

  1. Cardstock– Strawberry, Lemonade, Blue Jay, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Adore
  3. Flower Pot Fold-It
  4. TSOL Embellishments and Ribbon
  5. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

Card 2

My second card is completely enclosed on the left, bottom, and right sides, however, if you pull up on the flowers, a message will come out of the flower pot. I also used the Flower2Build One dies to die cut the flowers and a circle die to die cut the middle part of the flowers.

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Supplies

  1. Cardstock – Gingersnap, Banana, Chocolate, Green Apple
  2. Patterned Paper Pad – Sending Smiles
  3. Inks– Banana, Chocolate, Gingersnap, Green Apple
  4. Flower Pot Fold-It
  5. Flower2Build One Dies
  6. Circle Dies
  7. Ribbon
  8. Sentiment – October 2019 Card Kit Sentiment Stamps

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The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit
Flowers, Hearts, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

The Stamps of Life – December 2019 – Card Kit – 6 Cards

Dec2019CardKit_All Cards

I am excited to share the December 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit. The color pallet for this month is amazing! The colors consist of cherry, guava, blue jay, ocean, mint chip, bubble gum, strawberry, gingersnap, and powdered sugar.

The card kit comes with a patterned paper pad (Love You Collection), sentiment stamp set, a package of colorful chipboard snowflakes, four ribbon, an 8-pack of felt hearts, 4 ribbon, “Love You” word die with shadow, epoxy dots, and a package of chipboard pieces which include the word “happy,” hearts, cupcakes, and flowers. Of course, don’t forget about the beautiful solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets, envelopes, and a large storage envelope to store it all in!

The video shows the unboxing of the card kit and a 6 card tutorial using the card kit contents the Flower2BuildOne dies.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://thestampsoflife.com/clubs/

Watch Video Tutorial Here:

 

Below are pictures of all six cards. I absolutely love how you can die cut the flowers from the pattern paper pad using the Flower2Build One dies and use them on a card. This makes for a quick and easy card! You’ll see the die cuts from the paper pad in the first three cards below.

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 1 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Chipboard pieces
  6. Enamel dots
  7. Sentiment stamp

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit -  6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 2 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Ocean, Guava, Powdered Sugar
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Ink: Guava
  4. Flower2BuildOne Dies
  5. Scalloped Rectangles
  6. Sentiment stamp
  7. Guava Ribbon

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 3 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Mint Chip
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Happy Statement (stamp)
  5. Enamel Dots
  6. Stamp from Happy Sentiment
  7. Chipboard pieces

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit - 6 Card Tutorial using the card kit and Flower2BuildOne dies.

Card 4 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Strawberry, Mint Chip, Blue Jay, Guava, Bubblegum 
  2. Ink: Strawberry
  3. Flower2BuildOne dies
  4. Sentiment Stamp from kit

Dec2019CardKit_Love_You2

Card 5 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock: Blue Jay, Cherry, Bubblegum, Strawberry
  2. Flower2BuildOne dies
  3. “Love You” Word Die
  4. Ribbon – Bubblegum

The Stamps of Life December 2019 Card Kit

Card 6 Supplies:

  1. Solid Cardstock:  Powdered Sugar, Cherry
  2. Patterned Paper: “Love You” Collection
  3. Mini Envelope Die
  4. Circle Die
  5. Stamp Sentiment
  6. Ribbon – Mint Chip
  7. Chipboard hearts

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Lattice Gift Card Holder
Christmas, Gift Card, Stamps of Life

Lattice Gift Card Holder

Lattice Gift Card Holder

Today on my blog I’m sharing a gift holder that I made using the Lattice Gift Card Holder die set from The Stamps of Life. This die set comes with various dies that you can use to decorate the gift card holder with a Christmas theme, birthday theme, or just about any occasion. Some of the dies it includes are flowers, cupcakes, ice cream cones, flowers, and a Christmas tree. The inside and outside of the gift card holder can be decorated. There is also a die to make the sleeve for the gift card to put inside!

There is a video tutorial on my YouTube channel. The link to the video is below.

Lattice Gift Card Holder Inside_Logo

Watch the Video Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. Lattice Gift Card Holder
  2. Strawberry Cardstock
  3. Kiwi Cardstock
  4. Gingersnap Cardstock
  5. Merry Collection paper pad
  6. The Stamps of Life Embellishments

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Gingerbread Man Handmade Cards - The Stamps of Life
Christmas, fold-it card, Gatefold Card, Gift Box, Stamps of Life

Gingerbread Man Cards

Today on my blog I am featuring three projects that I created using the Gingerbread Man Fold-it die set from The Stamps of Life.

Gingerbread Man Handmade Cards - The Stamps of Life

Watch my video tutorial for all three projects here:

Project 1

For the first project, I created a gingerbread man fold-it card. A fold-it card is an A2 sized card shaped like a gingerbread man. It can easily fit into an A2 sized envelope.  You can either have the card open at the top or on the left side. I chose mine to open from the top. The die set also has several die pieces that you can use to decorate the gingerbread man. Some of the dies include a face, clothing, icing, and more.

The card stock I used for this card includes ginger snap, powdered sugar, and strawberry. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Joyful collection paper pad for the blue plaid overalls. I added epoxy dots for the buttons. I inked the edges of the smaller gingerbread die cut with gingersnap ink. I think this added a nice touch. It makes it look like a toasted cookie!

Since this is a fold-it card, I decorated the front and the back and I think it turned out super cute!

Gingerbread Man Handmade Cards - The Stamps of Life

Gingerbread Man Fold It Card - The Stamps of Life

For my next project, I created a gingerbread gate fold card. I used the largest die in the set and cut it out of gingersnap card stock. I used the second largest die and cut another piece of gingersnap card stock. Again, I used gingersnap ink and ink-blended the edges to make it look slightly toasted. I adhered those together and then added his clothing and icing.  The card stock is gingersnap, powdered sugar, and spearmint. The patterned paper is from the Joyful collection paper pad. I fussy cut the peppermints and adhered them to the front of the pockets. I also used foam adhesive to add three as buttons.

Supplies:

  1. Gingerbread Man Fold-It Die Set
  2. Ginger Snap Cardstock
  3. Powdered Sugar Cardstock
  4. Strawberry Cardstock
  5. Gingersnap Ink Pad
  6. Joyful Collection Paper Pad

Project 2

I used a gate fold card die to make the card base and adhered the gingerbread man to the front left opening. I used spearmint cardstock for the bow tie and pockets. The patterned paper I used is from the Joyful collection paper pad. I fussy cut the peppermints from one of the pieces of paper and adhered them to the pockets. I added foam adhesive to the three peppermints that I used as buttons.

Gingerbread Man Handmade Cards - The Stamps of Life

For the inside of the card, I used a piece of powdered sugar cardstock. I stamped the peppermints as shown. The inside of the peppermints were stamped with strawberry ink. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the ChristmasTree2stamp and was stamped with spearmint ink.

Gingerbread Gatefold Inside

Supplies:

  1. Gingerbread Man Fold-It Die Set
  2. Gatefold A2 Card Die Set
  3. Ginger Snap Cardstock
  4. Powdered Sugar Cardstock
  5. Spearmint Ink Pad
  6. Gingersnap Ink Pad
  7. Joyful Collection Paper Pad
  8. ChristmasTree2Stamp (for “Merry Christmas” sentiment)
  9. Candy2Share Stamp (for peppermint candy inside of card)

Project 3

For my third project, I made a treat box using the Gingerbread man fold-it die set as well as the box-it die set.

Gingerbread Man Handmade Treat Box - The Stamps of Life

I die cut and decorated two gingerbread men, one for the front of the box and one for the back of the box. Both gingerbread men were decorated identically.

I also used the box-it die which I cut with gingersnap card stock to match the gingerbread men. I connected the box-it die cut to both gingerbread men, added some grass filling, and some candy canes.

Gingerbread Man Handmade Treat Box - The Stamps of Life

Supplies:

  1. Gingerbread Man Fold-It Die Set
  2. Box-it Die Set
  3. Ginger Snap Cardstock
  4. Powdered Sugar Cardstock
  5. Strawberry Cardstock
  6. Gingersnap Ink Pad
  7. Merry Collection Paper Pad

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The Stamps of Life November Card Kit and Penguins2Stamp
birthday, Birthday Cards, Christmas, Copic, Glitter cards, Penguin, Shaker Card, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Winter

The Stamps of Life – November 2019 Release – Card Kit, Penguins2Stamp, and WaddlePenguins2Stamp – 10 Cards

I am excited to share the November 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit and other releases to include Penguins2Stamp and WaddlePenguins2Stamp.

The card kit comes with a 6 x 6 paper pad (Woo Hoo Collection), large storage envelope, sentiment stamp set, colorful chipboard snowflakes, three ribbon (black and white gingham, sky blue, and pink), “Woo Hoo” word die with shadow, epoxy dots, silver star embellishments, 12 solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets, and envelopes .

The video below shows the unboxing of the card kit as well as the other penguin stamp and die set releases — Penguins2Stamp and WaddlePenguins2Stamp.. There is also a tutorial of how I made the ten cards shown.  The card kit is available through The Stamps of Life website if you join their card kit club before December 15, 2019 (while supplies last). After that time, if there are any available, they usually put them up for purchase on their website several months afterwards. The penguin stamps and dies are currently available.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

For an unboxing and tutorial on how I made each of the cards below, watch my YouTube video here.

 

The Stamps of Life November Card Kit and Penguins2Stamp

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Supplies:

  1. The Stamps of Life November 2019 Card Kit
  2. WooHoo 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  3. The Stamps of Life Card Stock:
  4. Penguins2Stamp Stamp Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/penguins2stamp.html
  5. Penguins2Stamp Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/penguins2stamp-Dies.html
  6. WaddlePenguins2Stamp Stamp Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/waddlepenguins2stamp.html
  7. WaddlePenguins2Stamp Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/waddlepenguins2stamp-Dies.html
  8. Let It Snow Word Die – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Let-it-Snow-Dies.html
  9. Circle Background Die Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Circle-Background-Dies.html
  10. Snowflake Background Die Set – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Snowflake-Background-Dies.html
  11. Filmstrip Die Set – https://amzn.to/2Ofii0E
  12. Scalloped Circle Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-Framelits-Scallop-Circle.html
  13. The Stamps of Life Border Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Border-Dies.html
  14. The Stamps of Life Punch Alphabet Uppercase Dies
  15. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2oSGjk8
  16. Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2XjeZsh
  17. Glitter Paper
  18. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd
  19. Versafine Ink Pad (for embossing) – https://amzn.to/34eZzba
  20. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear – https://amzn.to/2NJlmR8
  21. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  22. Acetate
  23. Queen and Company Diamond Shaker Pieces – https://queenandcompany.com/collections/toppings/products/diamonds-primary-topping-set
  24. Ebony Spark Embossing Powder – https://glittersgalore.net/products/embossing-powder-ebony-spark-ep382?_pos=1&_sid=2ab3fb520&_ss=r
  25. The Stamps of Life Circle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGn3Fh
  26. The Stamps of Life Rectangle Dies – https://amzn.to/2WfB2zt
  27. The Stamps of Life Square Dies – https://amzn.to/2mHL2DU
  28. Heat Gun
  29. foam tape
  30. Scor Tape – https://amzn.to/2mN18vS
  31. Art Glitter Glue – https://amzn.to/2XKa6sn

Copic Markers: B0000, Blender, COO, C01, W3, W5, W7, W9,  Y21, YR24, R56, R59, YG01, YG03

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The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards
Birthday Cards, Christmas, Distress Ink, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life, Tim Holtz

The Stamps of Life September 2019 Release – Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp – Card Tutorial

The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards

I am so excited to share the September 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit and stamp called Reindeer2Stamp. The card kit comes with a holiday-themed 6 x 6 paper pad, large storage envelope, sentiment stamp set, chipboard Christmas trees, white twine, mint chip ribbon, strawberry ribbon, felt flower embellishments, Joyful word die with shadow, blue bling, and 11 solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets.

The video below shows the unboxing of the card kit as well as the stamp and die set. There is also a tutorial of how I made the seven cards shown.  The card kit is available through The Stamps of Life website if you join their card kit club before October 15, 2019 (while supplies last). After that time, if there are any available, they usually put them up for purchase on their website several months afterwards. The reindeer2stamp stamps and dies are currently available.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

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Watch the Unboxing of the September 2019 Card Kit and Card Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit
  2. Reindeer2Stamp – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp.html
  3. Reindeer2Stamp dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp-Dies.html
  4. The Stamps of Life Circle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGn3Fh
  5. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGojbt
  6. The Stamps of Life Square Dies – https://amzn.to/2mHL2DU
  7. The Stamps of Life Chocolate Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2mMOdKo
  8. The Stamps of Life Strawberry Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nj4rLJ
  9. The Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2lOMjJ4
  10. The Stamps of Life Candy Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nbTR98
  11. ChristmasTree2Stamp dies – https://amzn.to/2mJogvk
  12. (Matching ChristmasTree2Stamp stamp set, although not used in my tutorial – https://amzn.to/2njpjCA)
  13. The Stamps of Life Center Step Up Card – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Center-Step-Dies.html
  14. Sizzix Framelits with Stamps 660192 (for small banner on Card 1)
  15. Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink – Use with alcohol markers – https://amzn.to/2lLPYaJ
  16. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2ldjsOw
  17. Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
  18. Framelits 662732 (tag dies) – https://amzn.to/2leEexg
  19. Versafine Black In Pad – https://amzn.to/2mJsa7s
  20. White Color Box Ink – https://amzn.to/2lCrVLu
  21. Stamps of Life House Fold-it – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-House-Fold-its.html
  22. Masking Paper
  23. The Stamps of Life Tropical Leaf Stencil – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Tropical-Leaf-Stencil.html
  24. Martha Stewart Fine Glitter – Clear – https://amzn.to/2nkEbAH
  25. The Stamps of Life Border Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Border-Dies.html
  26. White acrylic Paint – CraftSmart – https://amzn.to/2mHXNhM
  27. Paint brush
  28. Heat Gun
  29. foam tape
  30. Scor Tape – https://amzn.to/2mN18vS
  31. Scor Tape (2 inch) – https://amzn.to/2lcSo1V
  32. Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Pad – https://amzn.to/2mGOe2G
  33. Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire – https://amzn.to/2lbt7oK
  34. Distress Ink – Black Soot – https://amzn.to/306CJ6D
  35. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass – https://amzn.to/2mHWdwm
  36. Blending Tool – https://amzn.to/2O7jinG
  37. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  38. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/38n9TAd
  39. Spectrum Noir Markers – LG5, JG5/DR1, DR5/GB5, GB7/TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, TN7, TN6/IG1, IG5

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Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

Hello!

On my blog today I’m featuring a card I made using Stamp Anniething’s Lemonade Stand bundle. This company is new to me. I first saw them at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Orlando, Florida on May 17, 2019. Their stamps are amazing! I picked up the Lemonade Stand bundle which includes a stamped doll image and many other stamps and die cuts to go along with it. Check out my video which shows everything that is included in the bundle and the process for which I made the card. Enjoy!

 

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

To see all of Stamp Anniething’s amazing products, visit their website at: http://stampanniething.com/

Products Used:

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand Bundle

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform 

Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Ink Pad – Jet Black 

Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock 

Stamps of Life Sunshine Collection Patterned Paper Pad
(Note: This was out-of-stock at the time of publishing this post. The Amazing patterned paper pad will also work as it has the same green flowered sheet within it. Here’s the link – https://amzn.to/2ES3rnM.)

Stamps of Life Friend Collection  Patterned Paper Pad

Stamps of Life Scalloped Rectangle Die Cuts  

Stamps of Life Rectangle Die Cuts 

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue  

Distress Ink Pad Mowed Lawn

Distress Ink Pad Twisted Citron 

Distress Ink Pad Broken China

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

5.5 x 5.5 card base

Markers:

Dress: B63, B66, B69
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Blush: R20, R22
Hair: Spectrum Noir EB2, GB8, GB9
Lemonade: Spectrum Noir CT1, CT4
Flowers: Copics R32, R35, R37
Leaves: Copis G3, G5, G7
Lemonade Stand: Spectrum Noir TN4, TN6, TN9
Lemonade Sign: Copics B00, B02 and Spectrum Noir CT1 and CT4

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Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

lighthouse2

Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

background

The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside2

Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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birthday, Birthday Cards, Box Card, Stamps of Life

Gift Box Card

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Front

Hello!

Today on my blog I am sharing another box card that I made using dies from The Stamps of Life.  Once again, I made this as a birthday gift that I needed to have ready quickly so I couldn’t find a better way to present a card and gift card so easily and uniquely.

For this project, I used the Sizzix Gift Fold-it by Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life (Sizzix #661844). 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.

Gift Fold-It with Box Die_Inside Card

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

Gift Fold-It with Box Die_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.

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Side

The “Happy” die cut sentiment is from The Stamps of Life. The die cut comes with  several stamp sentiments that can be used along with it. I chose the “Birthday” stamp and stamped it with Seaglass ink in the inside card panel.

The balloon stamp is from the The Stamps of Life March 2019 card kit and was stamped with Guava ink.

The decorative paper is from the Party Girl 6 x 6 paper pad from Photo Play.

The green paper is Kiwi card stock and the card base is the Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life.

The red paper and white paper are scrap papers that I had in my stash.

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!

Gift Fold-It with Box-it Die_Top

To view my cupcake box card, visit my blog at https://lisamearscarddesigns.com/2019/03/31/cupcake-box-card/

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Happy Crafting!

Lisa