Happy World Card Making Day!- Fall Thank You Card Video and Glimmer Christmas Card

It's World Card Making Day 2018 and we are celebrating with some card making video tutorials!

Stampin' Up! is offering some WCMD specials through Sunday evening, October 7th.  See what's on sale HERE!

Here's the first video with a Fall themed Thank You Card!

Here's a sparkly Christmas card video tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed these World Card Making Day videos and these inspire you to create!

October Specials and Promotions:

Happy World Card Making Day!


Follow Your Dream Card Ideas and A Chance to Win!

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Last night on Facebook Live, we made these two cardmaking projects using the Follow Your Dreams Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   This first project is a pretty card with emphasis some intricate die cuts.

Dream-big-cardmakingThis card above highlights the stamp set itself with a simple word die cut as an accent.

Be sure to watch the video for the water coloring technique.

 Here are the supplies used in both projects...

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You can see the original video on Facebook HERE!

Go here to download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet with project details.

Leave a comment below for a chance for a prize from a random drawing!

Thanks for tuning in for the details on these projects made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle!


One of the Favorites from the Holiday Catalog

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Today's card project features one of the absolute favorites from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, the Country Lane Suite.

The star is the beautiful stamp set, Country Home.  With beautiful images to color with Stampin' Blends to wonderful sentiments in gorgeous fonts, this set is extremely popular.  

One of the members of my Stars team, Catherine Stewart, sent me this beauty.  Here's a little step by step for the how-to...

  1. Cut the card base from Soft Suede.  Use the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot to texture the card base front.
  2. Cut a 2" x 5 1/4" piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tyle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  3. Sponge over this piece with Blackberry Bliss Ink.
  4. Cut a 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White CS.  Tear all four edges as shown and sponge with Soft Suede Ink.
  5. Stamp image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  6. Color image with Stampin' Blends.
  7. Cut a 2" x 3" piece of the Chicken Wire Elements and adhere behind the main image as shown.
  8. Tie a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen trim and tie in a bow around the lower part of the sponged galvanized piece.
  9. Glue this piece to left side of card front.
  10. Glue main image with Chicken Wire to card front as shown.

Here are the supplies used to make the card.

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September Specials and Promotions:

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Thanks for checking in for this cardmaking project with a favorite from the Holiday Catalog, Country Home.  Keep tuning in for more projects that will hopefully inspire you to get crafting for all the fun occasions and holidays coming up.  You'll also receive exclusive project ideas in my emails. Not on my email list?  Sign up HERE today!


Cauldron Bubble Projects and A Chance to Win!

Fblive-halloween-cardLast night on Facebook Live, we made these three projects using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.   This first projet is a cute card with the main image colored with Stampin' Blends, our alcohol markers.

Fblive-halloween-bannerThe second project is this easy Halloween banner for your home or party decór.  The Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper is the star here.

Fblive-halloween-treat=boxWe closed out the session with this easy treat box made with products from this same designer paper.  Need treats for your child's class or for your grandchildren?  This is it!

Here are the supplies used for these projects...

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You can see the original video on Facebook HERE!

Go here to download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet with project details.

Leave a comment below for a chance for a prize from a random drawing!

Thanks for tuning in for the details on these projects made with the Cauldron Bubble Bundle!


Psst...Last Day!

Today is the last day to order the beautiful Blended Seasons Bundle!
The limited time bundle has been very popular!
The stamp set is gorgeous but the star and favorite are the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. 
You have a few hours left to get this bundle! (And, it's only available WHILE SUPPLIES last---so don't delay!)
 
P.S.  Today is also the last day to earn BONUS DAYS COUPONS that you can use on a Stampin' Up! Order is September!  Earn a $5 coupon code for each $50 in product purchase on your order.  Stampin' Up! will email your code(s) so check for that and keep those codes in a safe place!
 
Have a great day!---Lisa

Buy Now OR Cry Later!

There are just a few days left for some special Stampin' Up! August promotions!  I wanted to remind you to buy now so you won't be upset that you've missed out!

First, the Color Your Seasons promotion includes some beautiful products that are only available this month.  My personal favorite part of this collection is the beautiful Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  Just beautiful!  Let's take a look at all of these products that will be going away on August 31, 2018!

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Now, here's a little more info on the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

Now in even more colors, these high-quality, smooth color pencils are perfect for creating watercolor stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone.

* 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
* Acid-free
* Lignin free

Here are two beautiful cards made with the Blended Seasons Bundle made by one of my customers, Lynn Chapman.

 

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Also, ending August 31st is the chance to earn Bonus Days coupons!   With each $50 in product purchase on an order, you can earn a $5 coupon code to use on an order in September 2018! (There is no Limit!).
*Be sure your email address is correct when you place your order.  Stampin' Up! will email your code(s) immediately after you place your order.

 

 

Go to the Online Store HERE and BUY now so you won't cry later.  Need help?  I'm a phone call away!


August Paper Pumpkin Alternates

The August Paper Pumpkin is a beautiful collection of products.  It was so much fun to make some alternate projects to share on my Facebook Friday LIVE last night.

Here's the first project we made.  Isn' this bag adorable? It's the brainchild of my friend, Beverlee, from Cali!

 

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Project Details:

 

  • Score 1/2" on the white side  (back) of each card.  You will need 2.
  • Burnish on these 1/2" scores with your Bone Folder.
  • Apply Tear & Tape to these tabs.  Attach cards to each other, white side to floral sides.
  • Cut the base from Whisper White card stock that measures 5" x 4 1/2". Score at 3/8" from all sides. 
  • Cut off squares formed by score lines on that piece.  You might want to angle cut those sides for an easier fit.
  • Apply liquid glue to the sides (sparingly) and allow to become tacky. 
  • Carefully insert into box bottom and press against those sides from the inside of the bag with your Bone Folder.
  • Tag:  Stamp as shown the tag from the kit. 
  • Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss CS at 2" x 3".  Ticket punch the corners with a circle punch.
  • Pinch in upper sides of the bag and close with a Gold Library Clip.  Twine bow and vellum leaf are held with the clip.

Second Project- Gift Card Holder:

 

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Project Details:

 

  • Cut base 4" x 6".
  • Score at 1" and 3 1/2".
  • Fold up 1" score and adhere two sides with Tear & Tape.
  • Cut layer for front 3 3/4" x 2 1/4".  This layer was cut from one of the card fronts.  I trimmed the white area from the sides so that the floral image would be centered.
  • Wrap twine for closure around the folded card.  Adhere the floral layer over top.
  • Embellish as shown or as desired.

Project 3- Card:

 

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Project Details:

 

  • Cut card front off on score line.
  • Cut card front on the 4 1/4" side at 4 1/8" from one edge and then 4" from the other edge.
  • Turn and cut on the 5 1/2" side at 5 3/8" on one edge and 5 1/4" on the other edge.
  • Cut card base from Blackberry Bliss at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Vellum is cut 1  1/2" x 3".  Stamp sentiment in VersaMark and emboss with silver embossing powder.
  • Use Glue Dots to attach vellum, leaves, twine.  Twine conceals other glue dots.

Hope you enjoyed these alternate projects!  If you enjoy crafting for Halloween, don't miss the September Paper Pumpkin!  Subscribe by September 10, 2018 HERE!

08.07.18_PP_SHAREABLE_NEW_SPOOKYLeave a comment below for a chance to win Prize Patrol (that's a Stampin' Up! term for being chosen for a prize!)
Thanks for tuning in today for the August Paper Pumpkin Alternate Projects...enjoy your day!


Facebook Friday- Do More with Paper Pumpkin, 6:30 PM Central

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Tune in to Facebook Friday on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, tonight at 6:30 PM Central.  This week...let's switch it up with this month's Paper Pumpkin!

The details of these projects will be posted here tomorrow and, be sure to comment on this post for the chance to win a prize through a random drawing!  Winner will be announced next Friday.

Please join in for this Paper Pumpkin switcheroo on Facebook Friday tonight!

 


Make A Pretty Floral Thank You Card

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Today's project is a pretty floral thank you card by my creative assistant and team member, Catherine Stewart.  It must be mentioned that I am so grateful for her help in providing projects to help me, especially when traveling or "life" happens.  You know...those times when family comes first.

Don't you love the boldness of the stamped background against the floral designer series paper?  It is such a happy card and makes a wonderful thank you greeting.

Here are the supplies that were used to make this card.
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Directions:
  1. Cut daffodil delight card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"with scoring board then burnish with bone folder.
  2. Cut your DSP at 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Adhere with liquid glue.
  3. Cut whisper white at 4 1/4"x 2  3/4" then stamps the flowers randomly in memento black ink.  Add the color with the solid image of the flower in the pacific point, melon mambo and daffodil delight. Use the solid leaves stamp to stamp the leaves in garden green, then adhere down with liquid glue.
  4. Take the layering square framelits and use the scallop square cut out in whisper white with Big Shot.
  5. Then stamp Thank You form the Petal Palette stamp set in memento black diagonal (as shown) in the square. 
  6. Stamp the bird and flower and then use the solid image to fill with daffodil delight and melon mambo ink. Use the garden green for the leaves. Ink the edges with pacific point and pop up in the center of your card.
  7. Make a bow with the linen thread and adhere with glue dot.
  8. Stamp your envelope with the flowers and fill with ink with the solid image of the flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see this pretty floral thank you card and if you have questions, just leave a comment below.


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea with Blended Seasons

2018-handmade-christmas-card-stampin-up-blended-seasonsToday's project is a 2018 Christmas Card idea with the limited time, Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Bundle.  This is a beautiful collection of products that will take you crafting through every season of the year!

Back to talking about Christmas cards...

This particular style card is one you could mass produce if you create in stages.  How about this?

  1. Cut your cardstock bases and designer paper layer.
  2. Die cut your layering frames.
  3. Stamp your images and sentiments.
  4. Color your images.
  5. Cut and tie ribbon around designer paper.
  6. Assemble front of the card.
    Not shown here but something else you can do...
  7. Cut neutral cardstock layer for the inside of the card.
  8. Stamp inside sentiment.
  9. Write your greeting and sign your card.

When you break it down into steps like this, it seems manageable, doesn't it?

Here are the products that you will need to make this Christmas card.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the August Host Code, ZDZHTN9Y, and I will send you a FREE gift!

Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use Host Code. You will earn rewards from Stampin' Up! for Free product that you can add to your order and I will still send a gift from me!

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-blended-seasonsHave you started your holiday cards?  Leave a comment and let us know and thanks for tuning in for today's 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea. See some other cards made with this bundle HERE and HERE.


Handmade Card with Tea Room Suite

Another Stampin' Up! Card Idea with the Tea Room Suite
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The Tea Room Suite from Stampin' Up!® is a beautiful collection of products that make for simply elegant cardmaking.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper is a beautiful collection with 24 sheets in one pack!

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

 You can see this video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  While you are there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Here, Calypso Coral is used.  You will also need a small piece to stamp and die cut the teacup.
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Very Vanilla for stamping and die cutting the images.

Here is the supply list for today's card...

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Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ZDZHTN9Y, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift! 

 

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 Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking project with the Tea Room Suite and I'll see you again soon!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Makeover

Stampin-up-cardmaking-makeover-animal-outing-1Today's Stampin' Up! cardmaking idea is a makeover of a Christmas card that we made last year.  Now, you'll have to watch the video to see the original card but you will see how easy it is to take a card that you've made previously and use that as a starting point for another card.  

This creation really shows off the Animal Outing stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  And, that Leaf Ribbon...isn't it awesome??!!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this Stampin' Up! cardmaking makeover.

 

You can also click HERE to see the video tutorial on YouTube.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click the "bell" to get notice of all my new videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Die cut a square large enough for your stamped image.
  • Die cut the layering scallop squares from the two colors to back the main image.
  • Cut your designer paper pieces to 5 1/4" x 4", 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", and 5 1/4" x 1/2".

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

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ZDZHTN9Y, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

 

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Stampin' Up! Card for An Oh Happy Day!

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Today's Stampin' Up! cardmaking project is the perfect card for any happy day!  It sports the Pick A Pennant Stamp Set and was designed by Catherine, a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

The tiny images in this set along with the banners make a great background and the sweet sentiment really stands out.

Here's the how-to:

Directions:
  1. Cut Whisper White Thick card base 41/4  x 11 score at 5 1/2 then burnish with bone folder.
  2. Cut In Color DSP at 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White at 3 3/4 x 5.
  4. Stamp the banner in Mossy Meadow and Grapefruit Grove  stamp the Mossy Meadow line banner over the Grapefruit Grove.
  5. Stamp the tassels and the birds in the Mint Macaron.
  6. Stamp the solid image of the bird in Daffodil Delight over the outline bird.
  7. Now stamp your flower outline in Grapefruit Grove then stamp in the same color with the solid image.
  8. Take the solid leaf image and stamp in Mossy Meadow over the outline image.
  9. Stamp the word OH and Day in Grapefruit Grove then Mossy Meadow stamp the word HAPPY
  10. Wrap your Linen Thread around for times and tie a bow then adhere down the the card.
  11. Use the flowers and coordinating colors to stamp the flowers on the envelope.
 Here are the supplies used to make this project.

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This stamp set also has a coordinating set of framelits.  You can purchase it in a bundle for 10% off.

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August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking project and I'll see you again in the next post!


Stampin' Up! Card Ideas with Blended Seasons

Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-1Today's video tutorial features three card ideas, including the one seen above, made with the limited time, Blended Seasons bundle and  one pass throught the Big Shot.

This bundle is very versatile and is available in August 2018, while supplies last!

Let's take a look at the video with some ideas on using this bundle with three card ideas.

You can see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. While you're there,  be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my videos.

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 August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

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Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-3Thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card ideas using Blended Seasons and I'll see you again soon!


Facebook Live Blended Seasons Project and a Giveaway!

Blended-seasons-fall-1Last night on my Facebook LIVE, we had lots of fun with the Blended Seasons Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The products in this "Color Your Season" promotion are only available while supplies last during August 2018.  The Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are rightly named.  These products can be used on cardmaking and paper crafting projects throughout the year.  There are elements for winter, spring, summer, and fall.  The sentiments in combination with the images and dies can be used to create Thank You cards,  Birthday and Wedding cards, Christmas cards, and more.

The card project from last night is a fall themed Thank You card as seen in the photos here.  Stampin' Blends were used to color the leaves which were stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.

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 Here are the products used to create this Blended Seasons card.

Click here to access the link to the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet FREE PDF with project details.

 

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Thanks for checking in for this Blended Seasons card idea and be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into a random drawing for a Powder Pink Ink Pad giveaway!