A Sneak Peek from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Sneak-peek.blog-post-imageThe hourly countdown is on to the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog so I'm sharing a sneak peek of a really cute stamp set and coordinating designer paper.

Once in a while a stamp set surprises me and I really love it after I get my hands on it. 

The stamp set and coordinating designer paper in the following video fits that bill.  Take a look...

You'll have access to these fine products and so much more when the new catalog goes LIVE at 12:00 PM Mountain Time, tomorrow, June 1, 2017.

Let the crafting fun continue with all the new products in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!

 

 


Tuesday Tip- Stampin' Up! Catalog Information

We are on the road today but I wanted to share some information on the upcoming Stampin' Up! Catalog information.

Here's a quick video:

You can still order from these two outgoing catalogs through the evening of May 31, 2017.  The new catalog goes LIVE on June 1, 2017 at NOON, MT.

Please let me know if I can help you or if you have questions!

Have a great Tuesday!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Putting Sequins on Handmade Cards

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Happy Memorial Day and welcome to a new cardmaking sample for using sequins on handmade cards.  The original card was created before our Fine Tip Glue was introduced but you can still use the method  as seen in the video below.

Many of the items used on this card have already sold out but rest assured that the stamp set and thinlits will be available in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Let's take a look at this easy and helpful technique.

Here are some details about today's cards...

  • Base 4 1/4" x 11" Pool Party card stock.
  • Designer Paper cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scrap pieces were used for punching and die cutting.
  • Classic Inks used: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, and Crumb Cake.

Cool-treats-birthday-cardSentiments stamped on Whisper White card stock on the inside of the card.  Cool treats cut from the designer paper which is, regretfully, sold out!

Promotions:

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  • Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

    Starter bundle147196G
    Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
    Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
    Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
    Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
     

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    Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
    Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
    Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
    Mini Tassels Assortment  
    Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
    Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
    Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
    Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
    Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

Remember to take advantage of these promotions while still available and thanks for checking in for today's makeover on putting sequins on cards!


Handmade Card from Stampin' Up! President

Handmade-card-stampin-up-president-rich-jutkinsToday I wanted to share a handmade card that a received earlier this year from Stampin' Up! President, Rich Jutkins. 

It's a congratulatory card that for a recent sales milestone with the company and I was super excited to receive it.  Featured here is the beautiful Moroccan Nights set that is retiring but still available.

image from www.stampinup.com

Moroccan Nights (wood mount)

Moroccan Nights (clear mount)

Here's a shot of the handwritten note inside...so special.

Stampin-up-card-rich-jutkinsI love being part of a company that values and respects its demonstrators/representatives.  This 10+ year journey with Stampin' Up! has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more years!

If you'd like to know more about being part of Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, please call or email me. Or, if you're ready to purchase the Starter Kit and begin your adventure, click here and get started sharing your love of the product, handmade cards, and paper crafting!


Handmade Thank You Card with New Stampin' Up! Products

Eastern-palace-thank-you-card-1This new suite of products from Stampin' Up! keeps inspiring me to make all kinds of handmade cards including today's thank you card!

These "early release" bundles are still available through May 31, 2017.  While these products will be in the new annual catalog beginning on June 1st, these bundles will not.  Each includes a FREE gift to make your card making easy and fun!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial created with the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.

Here are the two special bundles available until May 31, 2017.  The first listed (Premier Bundle) was used to create today's card.  The Starter Bundle does not contain the coordinating card stock colors, tassels, or the thinlits.

 

 

Lisa Inkings:

  • The Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock ( in Premier Bundle) is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • The bottom layer of designer paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Fresh Fig card stock layer is cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Top layer of designer paper cut at 3" x 4".
  • Scraps of Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, and Tranquil Tide used for die cut pieces.
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies [141705] used to die cut circle and is a great companion for this bundle!

See more information on the Eastern Palace Bundles Here!

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Thanks for joining me for today's thank you card and video tutorial made with these new Stampin' Up! products and I'll see you again soon!

 

 


Tuesday Tip- Making Envelopes for Handmade Cards

IMG_5103.jpgHappy Tuesday, everyone, and welcome to this week's tip on making envelopes for your handmade cards.  If you have used the envelope punch board extensively, you are more than likely familiar with this information.  But, if you are new to envelope making and do not have an Envelope Punch Board, this may be helpful for you.

I created this envelope for this graduation card.  Take a look at the video to see how I determined the size envelope to make.

The Envelope Punch Board is a nifty tool for not only envelopes but also boxes and treat wraps...

The possibilities are numerous!  It's a tool that you will find helpful for many projects!

Click below to access the Envelope Punch Board in the Online Store:

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Thanks for checking in today. I've been trying to fight off a nasty head cold so I haven't felt much like crafting lately...shock, I know!  I should be back in full swing soon. I'll have some things to share so be sure to visit throughout the week.  In the meantime, try your hand at creating envelopes and other fun projects with your envelope punch board!


Cute Baby Shower Favors

Baby-shower-favor-sideLast month, we celebrated our daughter, who is a mommy-to-be, at a baby shower and this is a close up shot of the favors that I made.

I found the little verse and idea on Pinterest and made "a bunch" of these just as I had for our youngest daughter's baby shower

Here's a little video with the simple how-to:

Simple idea and a sweet thought...don't you think?  Sorry to say that the Love Notes Framelits Dies are no longer available, but you can die cut tiny hearts or flowers to embellish the top.  And, those designer paper stacks?  Sold out, too, but you can choose any designer paper in your choice of colors.

Here are the direct links for the boxes and the Decorative Label Punch... which is also retiring!

Product List

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Here are a few more photos that I thought you'd enjoy!

Baby-shower-favor-zoomBelow is the name banner that I made for the shower...

Baby-shower-bannerHere is the gift table with the favors on the three tiered tower...

Baby-shower-favors-tableHere's the darling cake and cupcake table...

Baby-shower-cakeThe photo below is of our two daughters and the momma to be holding up the quilt that I made for the nursery.

Baby-shower-quiltIt was a fun day and I loved to be able to contribute to the decor!  Do you have any showers that you are planning?  I hope these photos and baby shower favors will inspire you to create and share your talents!


Stamp A Pretty Border On Your Handmade Cards

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to today's video tutorial showing you how to make the pretty stamped border on your handmade cards.

These new Very Vanilla Notecards will be available in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog or you can get them NOW when you order the limited time Eastern Palace Premier Bundle! #147207

Let's take a look a today's card making video tutorial for this easy technique!

 These beautiful products are available now in the special bundles shown below.  Be sure to check out the listing in each!

Starter bundle147196G
 
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!
 

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 Try making a beautiful hand stamped border on your next cardmaking project!


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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation Card

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It's that time of year again and today's Makeover Monday is a remake of a graduation card/money or check holder.  This is an easy fold that will make a nice presentation if you are going to a graduation party or reception.  Want to put it in the mail?  Make an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board!

The stamp set used for this 2017 graduation card is retiring from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  There is only one week left for ANY of the RETIRING stamps to be guaranteed.  Don't miss out on these sets! This one is called "Placed You'll Go" and the sentiments are not the traditional "Happy Graduation" or "Congratulations" but convey the same wishes with fun and adventurous sentiments.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial that inspired today's card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card stock for base is cute at 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".  Score at 3" and 6 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper for outside and Whisper White for inside at 2 3/4" x 6 1/4".
  • Whisper White is used to stamp main image on front and die cut with large circle from Layering Circles Framelits.
  • To accent the image on the inside and outside of card, an image from the retiring Gorgeous Grunge set was stamped over top in Crumb Cake.
  • Belly Band is  cut at 1" x 7 1/2"
  • About 15" of Linen Thread is twisted and adhered behind die cut circle before attaching to belly band.

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Here are the supplies used for today's card.  Simply click the links to shop...thank you!

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*Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Promotions:

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Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover for a 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation card...see you again soon!


Tuesday Tip- Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty: One Stamp, Many Ways

Onestamp.blog-post-imageThe Eastern Palace Bundles are chock full of fun crafting surprises and this tip for the Eastern Beauty stamp set is a fun idea to use one stamp in many ways!

After seeing this idea online, I wanted to share it with you.  It's such an easy way to get a several beautiful images from a single stamp.

These two special bundles with free gifts are only available through May 31. 2017.  After that, you can purchase the items individually from the new annual catalog. 

Product List

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
[147207]

Promotions:

Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

Starter bundle147196G
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

Current Host Code: N29HYSRK
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Hope you'll try this one stamp, may ways tip with the Eastern Palace Bundle and I'll see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Mother's Day Card Idea with Eastern Beauty

Stampin- up-Mothers-day-2017-card-1The Eastern Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up! shines again in today's Makeover Monday in the 2017 Mother's Day Card.  I love the elegant simplicity of it.  The image and the sentiment are stamped on Shimmery White card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils.  

This card would be appropriate for any mom for Mother's Day.  Think about your friends, daughters, sisters, co-workers...any "mom" who would love a heartfelt and handmade greeting. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in Dapper Denim.
  • Eastern Palace DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Tranquil Tide card stock is cut 2 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Shimmery White card stock is cut 2 1/4" x 4".
  • Ribbon cut to 8" and Linen Thread cut at 6-8".

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card. 
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*Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Get ready for all the moms on your list with this card idea to send your greetings of love and well wishes and jump over to online store to get one of these fabulous Eastern Palace Bundles.  Thanks for tuning in for today's Mother's Day card idea!


Make a Sunflower Card with Eastern Medallions

Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-1On this happy Friday, let's take a look at a card making project using the sunflower made with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.

I am loving this bundle of new products in the early release...thank you, Stampin' Up!  It is beautiful and versatile and I know you've probably heard me say that 100 times!  This Eastern Palace Suite has been a delightful surprise...it's so hard to put down!

Let's take a look at the video recording of the assembly of this card.

Supplies used to make this card:

 

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Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Old Olive Base- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Old Olive Layer- 4 3/4 x 3 1/4, scraps to die cut leaves
  • Watercolor Paper- 4 1/2 x 3
  • Designer Series Paper- 4 x 5 1/4
  • Crushed Curry- 3 x 6 for die cutting
  • Basic Black - 3 x 3 for die cutting
  • Chocolate Chip - 3 x 3 for die cutting

Promotions:

Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

Starter bundle147196G
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

Hope you enjoyed today's sunflower card making project with the Eastern Palace Suite and wish you a wonderful weekend!


Make a Sunflower with the Easter Medallion Thinlits

SunflowersThis week's paper crafting tip is how to make a sunflower with the new Eastern Medallion Thinlits from Stampin' Up!  These thinlits are none like I've ever worked with in paper crafting! Beautiful and versatile; there are so many combinations.  I've just barely covered the tip of the iceberg!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits are available from May 1- 31, 2017 in a Premier Bundle early release of the Eastern Palace Suite of products from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  There are two available bundles as seen below:

*Items in bundles are not available to be purchased separately during this promotion.
Starter bundle147196G
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!
 

Today's tip is a video tutorial showing you how I've constructed a sunflower with these medallions and the help of the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Let's take a look...

Here are the supplies mentioned and used in today's project video tutorial for making sunflowers with the Eastern Medallions.

 

 


New Eastern Palace Bundles from Stampin' Up!

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Happy May Day!
Hope your weekend was great!  We had a wonderful time with family and friends at our daughter's baby shower this weekend! I hope you'll check back here later this week where I'll post a few photos. :)
Starting today, Stampin' Up! has an early release of a new product suite from the upcoming  NEW annual catalog and there are *two special bundles available for you to purchase! Included in these special promotional special are THREE of the NEW In Colors Ink Pads...beautiful!
Let's take a look!
*Items in bundles are not available to be purchased separately during this promotion.
Starter bundle147196G
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!
 

 

These framelits are different from any I've ever had!  Lots of possibilities and I can't wait to show you the versatility.
Stay tuned for project ideas with this bundle via email and on my blog.  Looking forward to sharing with you!
Questions?  Contact me!  I'll be glad to help.
Have a great day!  ---Lisa
 
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