Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tying Ribbon in Cardmaking

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday where you can learn an easy way to tie ribbons on your card making projects.  This is a simple but classic layout on this birthday card and the ribbon is the finishing touch. 

For this design you can use any designer paper, coordinating card stock and ribbon.  You can let the designer paper be in the spotlight and add a simple sentiment for any occasion.   This paper is retiring and discounted (Click HERE---it may still be available!), and if you're like most paper crafters, you have a stash that you can dig through to make this work.

Take a look at the video below and read on for information on cutting dimensions.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cut your designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4" and a different coordinating print at 1 1/4" x 4".
  • Use a contrasting color of  coordinating card stock and cut at 1 1/2" x 4" to back the strip of designer paper.
  • You'll need a piece of a light color neutral to stamp and punch your sentiment.
  • Notice that I leave the ribbon on the spool in the video.  If you can do this, you'll save on ribbon by not cutting it too short or too long.

Just wanted to remind you that there are still many items available on the 2017 Stampin' Up! Retiring List. 

Some items are 40% -50% off!  See a list of my favorites HERE.

If you'd like to take a peek at the full list, click here to gain access.

Several items have sold out but are still listed.  If you have questions, please let me know.  

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-2Thanks for tuning in to check out today's makeover project on tying ribbons in card making...see you again soon!


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


First Peek at a New Stampin' Up! In Color!

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The April Paper Pumpkin Kits are on their way (or, in some cases, have arrived) to their destinations and the crafters receiving the kits are getting a peek at one of the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! for 2017-2018!

The April Kit was designed by Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass, and included was a gift of mini watercolor pencils! Thanks, Sara!

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Look at all those cute black and white boxes with a touch of a special color.  I am anxiously awaiting mine to arrive in my mailbox!

Let's take a look at the video with Sara give us tips on putting the kit together.  Not a subscriber?  Don't miss another kit and subscribe here today!

Aren't those the cutest cards ever?  I love the techniques and color.  How about that new Lemon Lime Twist?? (Be sure to stay tuned for peeks of more colors coming soon!)

Paper Pumpkin kits are great to take along with you to ball practices, dance rehearsals, road trips, vacations, or anytime you're on the go! Add your clear block ( which will come with your first kit), scissors, and extra adhesive, just in case.  You can tuck it all in that neat little box.

WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR MONTHLY BOX?

With Paper Pumpkin, you'll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you'll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes that free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.

It's a crafting surprise delivered to your door every month!  Subscribe today so you won't miss another kit! (You can cancel at any time.)

Stay tuned to see more new that will be coming soon from Stampin' Up! including more peeks at In Colors which are absolutely fabulous!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card with the Birthday Bright Kit

Birthday-bright-cardmaking-kit-1Today's makeover cardmaking project features the retiring stamp set and kit from the Occasions Catalog, Birthday Bright.

This kit is still available, as of this writing-4-17-17) and as well is the coordinating set from Stampin' Up!  The Birthday Bright Kit has the supplies to create  12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs, 12 gift tags, also 4 each of 3 designs.

Here's a cute video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office explaining the kit.  After the video, read on to see how I altered and added to the kit to come up with today's makeover.

Now let's take a look at the video from the past that inspired today's card...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Don't have Watermelon Wonder card stock?  Try Basic Black.
  • Whisper White is cut 3" x 4 3/4".
  • Other elements are from the kit.
  • The list includes other elements that are not retiring as you will see in the list below.

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The main "stars" of today's project, the Birthday Bright Stamp Set and the Birthday Bright Kit, will be gone soon so don't delay. To see the other retiring items, click HERE. Several of the items are already sold out!

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking idea with the Birthday Bright Kit!

 


Little Cuties Easter Card Video Tutorial

Easter-card-little-cuties-video-tutorial-aThe Little Cuties stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog was used to make today's cute Easter Card video tutorial.

The cute little animals in this set are geared toward children and baby projects as well as spring and Easter creations.  Love that versatility in a set.

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

Here's another Easter card idea from 2016.  Substitute the chick from the Little Cuties set for this card layout.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Same color textured layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor paper cut 3" square then die cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Designer paper cut 3" x 5" then die cut with Banner Framelits.
  • The Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder reminds me of chicken wire so it made a cute backdrop for the chick!

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Here are the items used to make today's card:

 

 

Are you making any cards for Easter?  I hope this Easter card idea with Little Cuties will inspire you to create some to send to your loved ones.

 


Tuesday Tip- This Kit Is It!

Watercolor-wishes.blog-post-imageToday's tip is one that I just had to share after putting this cardmaking kit together on vacation. 

Do you need a gift?...or, something to carry with you when traveling?  This Kit is It...Watercolor Wishes from Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the video below...

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Here are the details of the kit straight from the Stampin' Up! online store:

The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards. Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Instructions included.

You provide the adhesive; we’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

* 20 cards total
* Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.2 x 10.2 cm, 8.9 x 12.7 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
* 20 card bases
* Die-cut accents
* Cardstock flag stickers
* Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Spots
*Washi tape
* Giftable Kraft box
* 50 sequins
* Wood die cuts
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Watch how easy it is to create a stack of all-occasion cards! And, if you love this kit, we have another all inclusive card making kit that you can see HERE.

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Whether for a gift or yourself; this Watercolor Wishes card making kit from Stampin' Up! is it!


Beautiful Card for Our Daughter's Birthday

Succulent-garden-springtime-daughter-birthday-cardToday is our youngest daughter's birthday and this is her card made with the beautiful So Succulent Bundle.  This set continues to amaze me with its versatility.  It works for so many of those occasions that you may need a card as well as for really pretty home decor items.  This is just one of many cards that I've made with these succulents.

Notice how you can see the detail of the succulents in the card above?  All is takes is a few Stampin' Dimensionals to raise some of those die cut images and your card goes 3D!  That's fun and easy!

See the card that inspired this one in the video from the past below.  It's a "foxy" card!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is 4 1/4" x 1" in Mint Macaron.
  • Designer Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut at 3/4" x 4".
  • Some scrap pieces of Whisper White  were used for stamping and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's birthday card makeover.

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Try creating a birthday card like today's makeover for your next project and I'll see you again soon.


The Case of the Missing Stamps

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
​It's early Friday morning and very quiet even though the family's all here.  My husband is "under the weather", poor dear, but everyone else is doing fine and looking forward to spending a few days together.
Most of you know that we spend a lot of time here at our cabin in the Ozarks.  Moving many of my crafting (and, sewing) supplies back and forth between here and Texas is what takes up most of the space in our vehicle when we travel, as you can imagine.   Well, day before yesterday while setting up my studio, I realized the box with all of my Occasions Catalog stamp sets was not to be found. My husband assured me that he had unpacked all my bags and placed those in my studio,
Oh my goodness! 
I hoped they were 540 miles away back in Texas. So I called my sweet mom and dad and they went over to my house to search for the missing stamps which were nowhere to be found.  I was just a little frazzled.
I had planned to do a Facebook LIVE broadcast on Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group and Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown that night.  But, for the projects planned, I needed---you guessed it---the stamps that were in that box.
So, I had to think fast and design a project with the stamps that I DID have in my studio and  the card in the video below was created.  I recorded a shorter version for you but you can catch the original recording of the LIVE version HERE.
 
After that LIVE video, my husband asked if I had "found" the box. 
"No...{sigh}..., and it's not in Texas either."
"What did the box look like"?
I described the box and he said he had not unpacked anything like that. (Oh my...)
"Let's go look again...I'll check the boxes with my things".
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As a stamper and paper crafter, you have to understand the relief!  Lots of fun (and, investment) tucked in that one little box. 
In the whole scheme of things, this was not a problem...I realize that.  And, it reinforces the fact that no matter what life throws at you, there's a way through it.  We just need believe and trust.
Have you ever misplaced or "lost" some of your crafting supplies?  Share your story with us in the comment section below!
There are still a couple of more weeks of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn some fun products for free with a qualifying purchase.
Here are the supplies used in today's project:
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Hope you have a great weekend and have some time to craft.
Enjoy your day!

Makeover Monday- Make A Cute Card for a Friend

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Anytime is a good time to send a cute card to a friend and this week's Makeover Monday is a cute card you can make with the Hey Chick Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

This one goes together easily with the help of designer paper and a strip of washi tape.  The cute hen is watercolored easily with an aqua painter and our Stampin' Up! ink pads. 

Let's take a look at the cheery card that inspired today's card making creation.  Watch below or you can see it here on You Tube.

Here is the supply list for today's Hey Chick cardmaking makeover.  Notice the price of "Hey Chick" below?  $0.00!  That's right!  You can only get this set as a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with your $50 product purchase! (Price is before shipping and tax.)

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Make-a-cute-card-for-a-friend-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Designer paper pieces cut at 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" and 3 x 3 1/2".
  • Thick Whisper White for stamping cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/4".

Hope today's makeover inspires you to make a cute card for a friend ...see you again soon!



Make a Pretty Floral Easter Card

Make-a-sweet-Easter-card-2017It's not too early to be thinking about making pretty floral Easter cards, right?  The Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper burst with springtime goodness in color and pattern.

The sentiment for this greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set from Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Crafters, it's a must have for your collection!  I can't tell you how many times that I have reached for this set since receiving it.  It works for a variety of occasions and has some beautiful fonts, too. Here's another example here.

This is a simply constructed card but the designer paper really makes it beautiful.  See the assembly process in today's video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Watermelon Wonder Base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Succulent Garden Designer Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4".

I cut my oval then stamped but you can reverse that process if you are more comfortable doing it that way. Make-a sweet Easter card 2017bHere's are the supplies that I used to make this project. 


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Try making a pretty floral Easter card to send a beautiful greeting to someone this April!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Making A Special Birthday Card

Make-a-special-birthday-cardLet's start the week off with a special birthday greeting for today's cardmaking project.  This card layout is one of my favorites.  It is such a simple one but has a unique twist by angling pieces of card stock behind the main layer.  Here you can see that the contrasting colors used were "copied" from the colors of ink used for the stamped image.

The Oh So Succulent Bundle used here is a favorite from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  There are so many possibilities and combinations with the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Used separately or together, you'll come up with endless ideas for your springtime crafting.  Succulents are all the rage now in home decor and crafting.  Love that Stampin' Up! is right on trend.

The video below is the card that was the inspiration for today's makeover. You can see the original post about this card HERE. Take a look and then read on for some specifics.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cut your two layers of neutral card stock at 4" x 5 1/4" and 2 1/2" x 4".
  • Cut the two layers of contrasting card stock 3 " x 4 1/2" and 2 3/4" x 4 1/4".

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Make-a-special-birthday-card-2How many birthday cards do you make in a year?  Leave a comment below this post and I'll conduct a random drawing to send a card like this one!

Thanks for tuning in for today's special birthday card idea and I'll see you in the next post.


Make An Inspirational Card

Make-an-inspirational-card-1Today I want to share how to make this inspirational card using some beautiful Stampin' Up! products.  The Rose Wonder stamp set has been around for a while but I just recently added it to my collection specifically for the beautiful sentiments and verses.  This one is appropriate to share hope, encouragement, or for sending condolences.  Pair it elements from the beautiful Falling In Love collection in the Occasions Catalog for a stunning creation.

Do you find yourself needing cards like this one often?  I know that there is always someone in my life that can use these messages of hope and to know that someone is thinking about them.  I bet you can make a list of at least 5 people...family, friends, co-workers...that would be truly blessed with an inspirational card from you.  What do you think?

In today's video, let's walk through the process and then think about what you can create to keep on hand or send today!

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card base to 4 1/4" x 11".
  • You'll need about a 3" x4" piece of Very Vanilla for this die cut sentiment.
  • Designer Paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".

If you'd like to make this inspirational card, here's the Stampin' Up! shopping list:

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Make-an-inspirational-card-2Thanks for stopping by today and  if you enjoy making inspirational cards to send to friends, leave a comment below...I'd love to know!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Build a Masculine Birthday Card

Make-a-masculine-birthday-card-1Today is my sweet husband's birthday and the makeover is his masculine themed birthday card made with the Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park with the bundles in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and this one is no exception!  I love these tools and their coordinating framelits!

The card that was the inspiration for this one is in the video below. You can see the original post HERE. More details below the video...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • In the makeover, the layout of elements from the card in the video served as the inspiration.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • The textured area is Basic Gray cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Delightful Dijon Banner is cut at 2" x 5 1/4" then punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • The dies in the framelits collection were used to cut the background embellishments and shapes.

If you'd like the supplies to create today's masculine birthday card, just click the links below. 
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Make-a-masculine-birthday-cardThis Nailed It Bundle and coordinating Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper is just what you need for making masculine birthday cards so get yours today!


Cardmaking with a Vintage Style

Cardmaking-with-vintage-look-1Do you love cards with a vintage style?  I love using sponges and neutral inks to create the aged look.  Today's card takes the ever so popular Lift Me Up Bundle and gives it a different twist. 
Crumb Cake clouds? Sure!  This aged/vintage look is easy to create with sponges and this much loved color from the Stampin' Up! Neutrals Collection. 
In the video below, you'll see how the clouds were added as the background for the hot air balloons. That pop of color was another sponging technique!
Let's take a look at the tutorial below...

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Get your sponges out of that drawer or containe and try this vintage cardmaking style!