Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Stamps of Life - New Dies Release

 Some new die sets are being released today at The Stamps of Life, one of which is the Mini Flowers set, which I used for the following cards.
Not only are the flower dies super-cute, but you get loads of them in the set, so you don't have to spend ages running the same die back through the die cutting machine.

For my first card, I used one of my favourite Flip-it dies, the Fancy Frame #2, along with the Fancy Labels #4 Framelits (for the peach layer in the centre).
Another great thing about the Mini Flower dies, is that they create a hole in the centre of each flower, perfect for brads! (The Stamps of Life brads are wonderful by the way - such gorgeous, perfectly co-ordinating colours!)
The sentiment is from the minionesie2cut set.

 I used the Square Movers and Shapers Flip-its die, with a small square Movers and Shapers magnetic die in the centre, to create a window, for my next card.
I strung some of the Mini Flowers onto twine, and used the wordsquares2stamp set for the stamp.

Lastly, I laid some of the flower dies onto a sheet of card stock and die cut it, using that for the card rather than the actual flower die cuts. The stamp set is minibanners2cut.

Some more of the products used:



  1. Very pretty cards. I have a question. I bought the SOL minibanners2cut stamps & I'm not getting the results on cardstock I expected. Do you recommend a certain cardstock/inks?

    1. Thanks! I think it's best if you use smooth card (the rougher the cardstock the more porous it is, and the more the ink spreads). I've used a variety of inks - most seem to be fine so long as they aren't too juicy. You might need to blot the ink pad first if you find the ink is seeping too much.

  2. I appreciate your quick response.