One of My Favorites for Treat Bags!

One of my favorite dies (ever!) for treat bags is retiring!  The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are so versatile and come with some great shapes and accent dies for crafting.  I am going to miss sharing it with you!

Need a refresher on this neat little bag?  See the video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office below...

Click HERE to see the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits video on You Tube.

You can make some adorable treat/gift bags with this die collection.

More ideas:

 

You can create your own mini treat bags, as many as you want, in the colors and patterns you want, with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

* 12 dies
* Finished bag size: 3-11/16" x 5-1/4"
* Use with the Big Shot.

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Easy Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards

Easy-stampin-up-birthday-card-birthday-memoriesOne of my favorite retiring group of products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is this Birthday Delivery stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.

The base of this card is one of our colors that is leaving during the new COLOR REVAMP.  If you love "Soft Sky", be sure to get your ink refill and card stock now!

Some crafty folks see fussy cutting as tedious work but I love to do it when chatting on the phone or watching TV.  This paper is awesome with these fun and colorful animal images for birthdays especially for the young folk!   You'll see in today's video tutorial my process of putting this card together.  (Excuse my headset cord!  I'll work on controlling that in future videos!)

Let's take a look at the video...

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

I'll be sharing some more birthday cards with these products on my Facebook Live tomorrow evening. Be sure to tune in at 7:30 PM, Central Time.

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-masculine-birthday-card-true-gentlemenToday's project is a Stampin' Up! masculine birthday card and video tutorial with the True Gentlemen Suite from the Occasions Catalog.

Many of the  products used on this card are on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and available only while supplies last.

Aren't these colors beautiful? I just love the combination of Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla!

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this masculine birthday card.

Click HERE to see the Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card video tutorial on You Tube.

Download the Project Inspiration Sheet HERE.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

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Stampin' Up! Easy Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder

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Today's project is an easy birthday gift card holder.  Check out all the details below!

Stamps:
• Label Me Pretty Wood-Mount Bundle [145304]
• Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Bundle [145305]

Paper:

• Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [144245]: 4” x 4”, scrap for punching
• Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [145559] : 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”, scrap for punching
• Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] : 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” square and 5 3/4” x 3 3/4”, score at 3 3/4”, scrap for stamping and punching.


Ink:
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad [144083]
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad [144086] 



Accessories:

• Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon [144135]
• 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows [144217]
• 1-3/8" Circle Punch [119860]
• Stampin' Trimmer [126889]
• SNAIL Permanent Adhesive [104332]
• Paper Snips Scissors [103579]
Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995]

 

Instructions:

  1. Adhere 3 3/4” Whisper White square to 4” square of Lemon Lime Twist.
    2. Fold the longer piece of Whisper White on the 3 3/4” score line. Fold with long flap on top. Adhere 1 1/2” wide strip of designer paper to inside strip of Whisper White as seen in photo.
    3. Adhere 3 3/4” square of designer paper to front of this Whisper White piece.
    4. Tie ribbon around next to fold.
    5. Adhere inner 1 1/2” wide part of Whisper White to edge of Whisper White on 4” x 4” base. Use Tear & Tape on top and bottom only of 1 1/2” wide piece.
    6. Stamp Happy Birthday image in Berry Burst on Whisper White and punch.
    7. Punch shape from Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Cut in half and adhere to back of stamped and punched piece. Adhere to front of card.
    8. Stamp swirl image in Lemon Lime Twist on same color card stock. Punch.
    9. Punch 1 3/8” Circle from coordination designer paper. Adhere to punch Lemon Lime piece as shown.
    10. Adhere In Color Bitty Bow in Lemon Lime Twist to circle.
    11. Insert gift card.


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Stampin' Up! Product List for this Easy Fold Gift Card Holder:

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Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Bird Banter

Birthday-card-bird-banter-1Before I finish packing for our getaway, here's a fun birthday card and video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Bird Banter.  You will love how this set coordinates for Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is so colorful and the fruit prints are darling with the birds!

This parrot was colored with our Watercolor Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

Click HERE to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card:

Product List

Blender Pens
$12.00

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Peekaboo Peach is cut 7/8" x 3 1/2".
  • Strip of designer paper is 1/2" x 4 1/2".

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Thanks for tuning in for today's birthday card and video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Bird Banter.



Make a Birthday Card with Sunshine & Rainbows

Birthday-card-with-sunshine-rainbowsToday's project is a birthday card with Sunshine & Rainbows from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  This rainbow is so much fun to make and really is an eye catcher for cards.  Anyone would be so excited to receive a card with a rainbow, don't y0u think?

The Rainbow Builder Framelits are fabulous on their own but make a fine pair with the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set.  See the bundle with stamp set and framelits for 15% off HERE.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

See the birthday card with Sunshine & Rainbows video tutorial on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper has this cute cloud pattern that's a great print to use with the rainbow.
  • The Rainbow Builder Framelits have dies that can be used on their own with no coordinating stamp from the set.  The cloud border with the sentiment is an example.
  • Tip: Start building the rainbow from the biggest arch and work your way down.
  • Colors used for rainbow: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum
  • Click here to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet.

 

Lisa's March Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: K2N7N94R  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Enjoy these fun cardmaking supplies from Stampin' Up! and make it a Sunshine & Rainbows day for someone with this birthday card!


Make a Birthday Card with Magical Day!

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Today's project is a fun birthday card with the Magical Day stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. 

I love this set and the coordinating framelits and designer paper.  These products make a fun card for kids of all ages.   Last week, I made this box with a darling mermaid from the set.

The rich colors from the designer paper inspired the coloring of the knight with my Stampin' Blends.  I think I could color with those beauties all day long...so very relaxing.

This card is a makeover of the one seen in the video below.  I switched things up a bit since I needed to add a sentiment.  Rather than add another die cut or punched element, I decided to white emboss the sentiment directly on the card base.  It just pops on that Dapper Denim base, doesn't it?

Take a look at the video below to see the basic steps for this card.

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This is a great layout if you need a starting point for a card. 
  • Use the designer paper that you choose as inspiration for your ink and card stock color choices.
  • Try combining patterns as I did on both the card in the video and the makeover with Magical Day.  Notice one print is bolder than the other on each card.
  • Click here to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Details for this makeover.

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Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Order your Magical Day Bundle and Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Paper today to make this super cute birthday card!

 


Shaker Card with Sunshine & Rainbows

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-1Last night on Live with Lisa on Facebook, we created this really fun shaker card with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.  My local Stamp Club made this card at out February session. It was designed by my assistant, Alicia...isn't it the best?

 

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-2The Sunshine & Rainbows bundle it a wonderful duo to add to your collection.  Add some of our Window Sheets, Iridescent Sequins, Gold Glitter Flakes, and Foam Adhesive Strips to your order and you'll be making beautiful shaker cards  in no time!

If you'd like to see the recording of the LIVE video, the video is posted below.  It's a bit lengthy so grab a bag of popcorn and your favorite  beverage! ;)

Remember to add an Embossing Buddy to your order!

*HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

Here's the Mini Pizza Box shown in the video.  Love that pot of gold!

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Reminder: Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the other cards shown in the above video.

Thanks for checking in for the Sunshine & Rainbows Shaker card from Live with Lisa on Facebook...have a great weekend!- Lisa

 


Gable Box with Magical Day Mermaid

Magical-day-mermaid-box-1Today's project is this adorable gable box with the Magical Day mermaid.   Isn't is cute?

This Magical Day set bundled with the Magical Mates Framelits (clear mount-145985) is perfect for the young and young at heart!...That's all of us, right?

I decided that the Silver Mini Gable Box (145568) needed to be flipped to the "white" side for this project.  You will see how easy that is to do in today's video.  The beautiful water themed background is from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600).  This paper is the perfect companion for this group of products.  There are dragons, mermaids, and more that can be "fussy cut" from the paper to use on cards, boxes, banners...whatever you desire to craft! 

Below is today's project video where the "magic" happens! ;)

Click here to see the gable box with the Magical Day mermaid on You Tube.

Magical-day-mermaid-gable-box-2Lisa's Inklings:

 

Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

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Have a special someone in mind for this project? This would make a sweet gift box or party favor. Shop now so you can get started!

Thanks for checking in to see this gable box with the Magical Day mermaid and I'll see you again soon!- Lisa :)


Birthday Card and Box with Picture Perfect Birthday

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This Birthday card and box with Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was featured on Thursday night's edition of Live with Lisa on Facebook.  These bright colors are so cheery and perfect for birthday cards, party decor, and gift packaging. 

Here are the products used and details for the card:

Product List

Card Details:

  • Cut Lemon Lime Twist for base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut designer paper back layer: 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper strip (bottom strip) 1/2" x 4"
  • Cut Whisper White to 1" x 2 3/4".
  • Cut small Lemon Lime Twist strip for top: 1/2" x 2 3/4".

Here are the products and details for the box:

Product List

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Here is the recording of the video from Facebook LIVE on my business page.

Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Sunday evening for 3 names.  Each name drawn will receive one of the handmade cards seen in the video!

Hope you've enjoyed these Birthday card and box project ideas made with Picture Perfect Birthday!


Easy Bow Tip for Handmade Cards

Cardmaking-bow-tip-1Today's project and video tutorial feature an easy bow tip for your handmade cards.  The image and sentiment on this birthday card are courtesy of the Party Panda stamp set that you can earn for FREE during our *Sale-A-Bration event with a qualifying purchase through my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

This card has a simple design but the bow at the top, though simple, really gives a pop without too much of a bump!

Watch the video below to see just what I'm talking about...

Click here to see this easy bow tip video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock for main image is cut 2" x 5 1/4" and 1/2" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Balloon is colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-3Here are the supplies used in today's project:

Product List

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*Sale-A-Bration!

During Sale-A-Bration with each $50 you spend on a single order, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

See the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-4  Try this easy bow tip on your next cardmaking project and I'll see you in the next post with another fun Valentine project.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

Let's take a look at the inspiration for this card in the following video tutorial.

You can also find this masculine card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's card.  Shop easily by clicking on the link!  Host Code: A7H2YHVU

Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.


Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique

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Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.

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Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut to 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.

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One Idea, Three Cards #2

Birthday-delivery-card-1Today I have the next in a series of "One Idea, Three Cards".  Many times when we start to create, we'll take a lot of time just trying to come up with a good "idea".  I have found it very helpful to look at a card previously made and put a new spin on it such as you see in my Makeover Mondays.

In this series, you'll see one card being made with another two that were created and completed using the same idea (aka sketch).  This is a huge time saver especially for those of us who might have just a few minutes to sit down and create.  You can see the first in this series HERE.

Let's take a look at the video then read on to see the other two cards.

You can see this birthday card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! Products for this Birthday Delivery Card.

 

Cool-treats-birthday-cardHere's a look at the second card using this idea with the sentiment stamped directly on the base of the card!

Wood-crate-birthday-cardOn this card, a ribbon with tag is used in place of the stamped strip of Whisper White card stock.  The focal point  idea is still the same.

Birthday-delivery-card-2You'll be surprised how helpful it is to use the design or idea from another card!  Thanks for joining in today and I hope you'll try this idea for your next cardmaking project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- It's Your Day Birthday Card with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Birthday-card-makeoverHappy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover birthday card with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!  The Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Collection provides the backdrop for this project that would be a great birthday greeting for anyone!

Before we look at the video that was the inspiration for today's card, I'd like to remind you that today is the last day to earn Bonus Days coupon codes that you can use on you order in August.  That's a $5 coupon for each $50 in product purchase.  Read all about it HERE!

Now, let's take a look at the original card that inspired today's project!

You can see the original birthday card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's makeover.  You can simply click the links to shop.

Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer Paper angled layer is cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" then trimmed as seen in video.
  • Banner pieces are cut at 1" x 4" and then trimmed to vary length.

Birthday-card-makeover-2 We always need birthday cards, right?  How about making several of these to have on hand and you'll be ready to pop it in the mail!

Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover birthday card and check back tomorrow for holiday news!