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!

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  • 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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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Carols of Christmas Card Idea

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For this week's makeover, let's take a look at a Christmas card idea that features the early release stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Carols of Christmas.

This card features the stamp set without the coordinating framelits.  You can see other beautiful samples featuring both the stamps and framelits in this bundle on this page.

Today's version has a couple of changes that I'll share in the inklings below.

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

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Although I've only used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I've included the links to the bundles with the framelits below.  Just click through below!

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  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip with stamped images is cut 2" x 4" and is not punched as in the video.
  • Two pieces of ribbon are tied rather than glued as in video.

You'll enjoy working with the Carols of Christmas set for your holiday cards.  Thanks for tuning in for seeing the makeover made with this holiday stamp set.


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.

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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!

 


Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique

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For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!

 

See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

Rubber-stamping-technique-clustering-1Lisa's Inklings:

  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make An Adorable Pocket Card!

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Happy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover with this adorable pocket card using a sweet stamp set and coordinating paper from Stampin' Up!

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set pairs perfectly with the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper collection.  The combo is super versatile and works well for feminine, masculine, and youthful cards for anyone on your list.  May I suggest sending a card such as this one to someone "just because"?  Imagine all the good feels when your friend, co-worker, or family member finds one of your creations in their mail!   Here's an example of another card that you can create with Pieces & Patterns.

Now, let's take a look at the project video that inspired this card!

You can also see this adorable pocket card video tutorial on You Tube.

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Pocket cards are a cute alternative to traditional cards and super fun to make with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits...give it a try and put it in the mail!


Bundle of Love Baby Card

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Today's project is a baby card that I made with the Bundle of Love card set and specialty designer paper for our new grandbaby, Mia Reese.

My schedule had been totally re-vamped, in a good way, with Mia's arrival and the our recent Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to Thailand!  My sleep pattern is finally back to normal, thank goodness, and I've set up a temporary craft room at our daughter's home so that I can craft AND do my job as "Honey" to help around the house and sneak in all the snuggles that I can!

Let's get back to talking about our card project! This sentiment, from one of the cards in the Memories and More kit, was perfect for card for newborn Mia.  And, notice that yummy texture on that background made with our new embossing paste...it is divine!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this Bundle of Love baby card.

You can see this Bundle of Love Baby card here on You Tube.

Here is this Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you!  Thank you for your consideration.

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Bundle-of-love-baby-card-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut to 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper: Cut 2 pieces to 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • Give embossing paste time to dry before assembling.
  • Listed in the supplies above are the Glitter Enamel Dots but I decided to change to Pearl Basic Jewels [144219] for flower centers for the final card.

You can easily adapt this design for a card for a baby boy with a simple change of color!

Have a great weekend and thanks for tuning in for today's Bundle of Love baby card!

 

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Birthday Note Card

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday project with a sweet birthday note card made with the beautiful Eastern Beauty Bundle from Stampin' Up!

If you're looking for a way to make a card and shorten the steps, try keeping a supply of our Note Cards with Envelopes on hand!  You'll have your card base ready to go and a smaller card front area to adorn with your stamped images, designer papers, and embellishments! Get them in both Very Vanilla and Whisper White!  You'll get 20 cards and envelopes in each pack for only $6.00!  That's amazing!

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-2Let's take a look at the video that inspired this today's card...

You can see this original video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card!  Remember you'll earn a $5 Bonus Coupon from Stampin' Up! to use in August for each $50 in product purchase in July!  Read more about it HERE!

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7-17-birthday-notecard-video-4Lisa's Inklings:

  • Experiment with layering different patters.  If it's pleasing to your eye, go for it!  The photo above shows my final combo that I decided to use.  The first two made my brain say "whaaaat??" Wish I would have taken those pics! ;)
  • The Fresh Fig piece is cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • The Tranquil Tide pattern is cut  3" x 4 1/2".
  • The Gold Foil patterned piece is cut 2" x 4 1/4".

Try using the Note Cards to create a stack of birthday cards to have on hand and I'll see you tomorrow with another tip!


One Idea, Three Cards #1

1-3-memories-and-more-color-theory-1Today I'm beginning a feature that you'll see here on the blog called One Idea, Three Cards.  In response to  a questionaire that I sent to my mailing list, many responded that they had difficulty coming up with ideas.  It's my hope that you can see what helps me in creating and you'll try designing different cards using the same idea from a card you've created previously.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial below...

See this One Idea, Three Cards #1 Video on You Tube.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Crushed Curry base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for background layer and 3/4" x 4" for piece beneath ribbon.
  • Whisper White is cut 3/4" x 4" for sentiment and trimmed after stamping.
  • Trim the Color Theory card to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".

1-3-birthday-delivery-1Here's another card using the same idea (sketch or card layout).  Can you see the common elements?

1-3-happy-birthday-thinlit-card-1Here's another cardmaking sample with the same idea. The focal point is the thinlit but the general assembly concept is the same.  You can see that even though all three cards have a different look, these all originated from the same idea. Really helps when you're trying to come up with an idea for a card! 

Hope you enjoyed see these three handmade cards from one idea!

 


Make a Card With a Message of Hope

FullSizeRender-74The new Ribbon of Courage stamp set makes beautiful cards with messages of hope.  I believe we all know someone or have someone in our families that would love receiving a card with this message.  The set is so versatile and with the coordinating framelits, you'll be able to create beautiful cards for anyone.

The support ribbon colors can be found by conducting a search on your computer.  This card was made with love for a particular friend in mind. The sentiments in this set are beautiful and can be used to send greetings to any of your loved ones.

Here's a look at the sentiments:

  • With faith all things are possible
  • LIVE every moment, LAUGH everyday, LOVE with all your heart
  • Sending Love and hugs to you
  • Courage

All of the images but one are perfect for coloring or simply stamped in one color as in the sample above.

Let's take a look at the how-to video for this Message of Hope card...

 

See the Ribbon of Courage card with a message of hope on You Tube.

 

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Make a Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card

6-21-color-theory-birthday-card-2In today's birthday card, the Stampin' Up! Fresh Florals Designer Paper meets the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!  These papers are gorgeous and I've been using the heck out of them!  Just take a look at this anniversary card here and the mini note cards here.

And, to add to the fun and simplicity to your cardmaking, try one of the cards from the Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack.  The punched blossoms from the Fresh Florals takes center stage.

Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial for this birthday card...

See the Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card video on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's birthday card project...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 4 1/4" x 11" in Berry Burst from the Color Theory Card Pack [144210].
  • Background layer is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Floral image is punched from Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack.

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If you need a stack of birthday cards in hand, stock up on these papers with the Memories and More Color Theory Card Kit and you will have some beautiful supplies at your fingertips ready for you when you have the time to create.  I have really enjoyed these products and reach for one or more of these every time I get ready to make a card.  You can't go wrong with these!

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Thanks for checking in for today's Fresh Florals and Color Theory birthday card...see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Fresh Florals Anniversary Card

Makeover-6-12-annivThis week's makeover features the beautiful Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack seen here in fabulous new In Colors.  The colors used on the samples today are bold and beautful.  Accented with Whisper White, these colors make strking cards.

The image in the punched circle is punched from the designer paper and the sentiment comes from the Number of Years stamp set carried over from last year's annual catalog. 

Let's take a look at the card layout that inspired today's creation.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card bases are cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The Whisper White card stock background layer is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
  • The designer paper over top of this background layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White card stock accent strip is cut 1 5/8" x 4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut 4" x 1 1/2".
  • The Whisper White card stock for the sentiment is cut at 3/4" x 2 1/2".
  • The In Color Bitty Bows are a must have!  These are adorable elements for your cards in all the new In Colors.

 

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Handmade Mini Note Cards

Stampin-up-berry-burst-cardToday's makeover features these adorable handmade mini notecards all decked out in the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! And, if you're looking for a good all around new product bundle with the prettiest punch ever, take a look at the Label Me Pretty Bundle HERE.

The Pretty Label Punch is my favorite new punch from the new catalog. It's a great update and replacement for the discontinued Decorative Label Punch and works well with our Circle Punches.  The card above shows off the new In Color, Berry Burst!  Below is the light and citrus-y Lemon Lime Twist.

Stampin-up-lemon-lime-twist-cardTake a good look at the designer paper used on these cards.  We have a new collection called Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and has 4 each of 2 double sided designs in all the new In Colors.  I love it!  Below you can see a sample of Tranquil Tide.

Stampin-up-tranquil-tide-cardAlso sporting the new In Colors are our new Bitty Bows in all 5 colors.  These are super sweet and each have their own adhesive dot ready and waiting!  Brilliant, Stampin' Up!  Take a look at the rich Fresh Fig version below.

Stampin-up-fresh-fig-cardRounding out our 2017-2019 In Colors is the soft and delicate Powder Pink.  Can't wait to use this one on baby cards!

Stampin-up-powder-pink-cardNow let's take a look at the handmade note card video that was the inspiration for these cards.

Lisa's Inklings for today's makeover:

  • Card bases are cut at 3" x 6" and scored at 3".
  • Designer Paper layer is cut a 2 3/4" square. (2 3/4" x 2 3/4")
  • Scrap pieces of Whisper White and designer paper were used for the stamped and punched images.
  • Circle punches used for sentiment and contrasting layer.

See the supply list for today's makeover note cards below:

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 Can you pick a favorite new In Color?  If not, then try making mini note cards like these in each of the colors.


New Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video

Stampin-up-card-idea-wild-about-you-aIt's the weekend but with the new catalog going LIVE this week, I couldn't wait to share this cardmaking video with new Stampin' Up! product!
This stamp set and coordinating designer paper was on my first demonstrator pre-order.  It's different but so cute and versatile.

The Pieces and Patterns stamp set and the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper work hand in hand and that makes it so easy when making cards.  We can all use products that do that!  The new catalog is full of these products to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing!

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

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