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May 2018

Make A Pillow Box from Any Designer Paper

Twinkle-pillow-box-1The new Stampin' Up! Catalog has some really cute, pre-cut and scored pillow boxes but did you know that you can make your own with designer paper with the help of these boxes?

In today's video tutorial, you'll see how easy it is to create one such as seen in the photo above.  You'll need a pencil, one of the Stampin' Up! Pillow Boxes, some adhesive, and your Bone Folder or Stylus from your Simply Scored.  Let's take a look...

 

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Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project. 

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 Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share with you today! Please try making these cute pillow boxes from some of your beautiful designer paper.

Cardmaking Tip: Fixing an Oops!

Oops.blog-post-imageMany of you have told me how much you enjoy my cardmaking/rubber stamping tip videos especially those that tackle those (oops) mistakes! 

Today you'll see an easy way to fix a displaced piece of cardstock or designer paper.  Curious?  Let's take a look at the quick video below.

 

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Stampin' Up! Product List used in the project in this video:

 

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Hope you've enjoyed today's cardmaking tip to fix an "oops" and you can see other tip videos here and here on Ink and Inspirations!
 

 

 


Tropical Chic Treat Box and Giveaway

Now that summer time is here in the 'States, this Tropical Chic treat box will be a fun addition to your warm weather celebrations. 

When first seeing these products at Stampin' Up! On Stage in November, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the stamp set and coordinating framelits.   And, the matching designer series paper makes creating a "tropical" breeze.

During this LIVE broadcast on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, I mentioned that cutting lots of pieces for one card was not something that I usually took the time to do.  But these coordinating products from Stampin' Up! make it so easy and the end result is so worth it!  I've started stamping and die cutting lots of pieces at once to have on hand when the time is limited.  

Stampin-up-tropical-treat-boxThis box is actually one of our Acetate Card Boxes cut in half.  LOVE that!  Talk about versatility in the product!

Click here to access the link to the FREE PDF, Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet.

 

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Father's Day Cards with Paper Pumpkin

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Today's projects are Father's Day cards made with stamps and supplies using last month's Paper Pumpkin. 

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Simple Inking Technique with the Stamparatus

Inking-technique-stamparatus-2The Stamparatus from Stampin' Up! is a wonderful new stamp positioning tools and in today's video tutorial, you'll see a simple inking technique using this tool.

In a previous video, you saw an embossing technique that seen in the close up shot above.  See the video HERE. 

Now let's take a look at the video with the Stamparatus and an inking technique.

Click HERE to see this inking technique video on my You Tube channel.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Washi tape on your magnets help with handling.
  • I have been successful using only one magnet at a time.  If using both and they get too close...will "clack" together and can break.
  • Regarding this Rooted In Nature Bundle...this combo of products is beautiful.  You will be able to use it year 'round!

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Stampin' Up! Product List used in today's project:

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Thank you for tuning in for today's inking technique with the Stamparatus video tutorial and will see you again soon!

Using Stampin' Up! Embossing Dies

Embossing- diesThe beautiful leaves impression above was created with some of the new embossing dies found in the Stampin' Up! Nature's Roots Framelits Dies collection.  These beautiful tools are part of the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the new annual catalog.

These thinlits do not have a cutting edge so they only emboss.  You can strategically place these anywhere on your card stock for a lovely textured accent.

Here's a video tutorial that shows these beauties in action!

 

See this embossing dies video on You Tube HERE.


You can create beautiful die-cut trees and leaves in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. These Framelits will cut out beautifully designed trees. In addition to Framelits for every stamp image this set includes the Thinlit leaves seen in the video above to create a light emboss texture.
* 12 dies
* Largest die: 3-3/8" x 2-1/8"

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See another pretty card made with the Rooted in Nature Bundle HERE.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today for a peek at these beautiful embossing dies from the Nature's Roots Framelits collection from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Card Ideas and Video with Little Twinkle

Here are two fun card projects that we created last night on Facebook LIVE featuring the Twinkle Twinkle Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Designed to be used for kids and babies, it's really a good all around set for different occasions and different ages.

Below is a 3" x 3" Congratulations card...

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Products used listed below.  Read on to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet which includes cutting details.

Twinkle-card-fb-liveHere's another card that can be used for a baby girl or recital card for your favorite ballerina!

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Here's a recording of the video from Facebook. I had to record it twice due to technical issues...

 

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Stampin' Up! Nature Themed Card and Video Tutorial

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This new nature themed stamp set and coordinating framelits from Stampin' Up! are amazing and I can't seem to put it down! 

Today's cardmaking video tutorial features the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Natured themed cards are beautiful and so appropriate for just about anyone for any occasion.  Get ready to see more from this set soon!

For today, let's take a look at the video tutorial for this card...ready?

Click HERE to see this nature themed cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube. (While you're there, be sure and subscribe to my channel!)

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Lisa's Inkings:

  • Card base (single layer) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Designer paper layer- 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Front Flap Fold- 3" x 8"
  • Inside flap- 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Here's a close up look at the inside of the card...

Rooted-in-nature-spruceThe new Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam colors from Stampin' Up! are beautiful!  Hope you'll try those with this bundle.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's nature themed card with Rooted in Nature bundle from Stampin' Up!

You Need This! Another Tip for Fixing Rubber Stamping Mistakes

About two weeks ago, I put an awful smudge on a Facebook LIVE project due to inky hands.  I finished the project and was given a bit of advice from a viewer for how to remove the smudge. 

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"Use a sand eraser," she said. "You can find them on Amazon."   I have to admit that I didn't think I knew what a sand eraser was.

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Turns out that I used a sand eraser in my younger years.  If you're a baby boomer (or, earlier), do you remember the erasers that were pink rubber on one end for pencil mistakes and the sandy gray end for ink mistakes?  Yep...that gray end is a sand eraser.  Who knew I would be using one in my "golden" years in my crafting and business?

Sand-eraser-fixLook at that! What a fix!  Of course, you have to rub gently and patiently but it definitely works like a charm!

If you'd like to see the recording of this project on Facebook, CLICK HERE.  And, for another quick fix for rubber stamping, CLICK HERE!

You can find this sand eraser on Amazon HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today for this quick fix for another rubber stamping mistake!

 


A New Stampin' Up! Thank You Card!

IMG_9269This new Animal Outing set from Stampin' Up! is very different for me but I have to say that a really like it! 

This was the set that was given to all attendees at Stampin' Up! On Stage in April.  The animals are adorable and all of their eyes are "closed" which gives them a really sweet look. 

You can see the LIVE demonstration of this cardmaking project on my Facebook page HERE.  The project is at the beginning of the video and then there's of walk through of the new annual catalog if you want to take a look.

Here are the details for this card:

  • Cut Base at 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 1 7/8" and 7 3/8".
  • Cut DSP 1 3/4" x 4 1/8", 3 1/2" x 4 1/8", and 4" x 4" for die cutting.
  • Whisper White - 4" x 4" for die cutting.  and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.

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Here's a photo shot of the inside of the card...

IMG_9270Thank you "BIG TIME" for visiting today and be sure to leave a comment to be entered into a random drawing to win a prize from me!  Hope you enjoyed this thank you card using the new Animal Outing set from Stampin' Up!