Father's Day Cards with Paper Pumpkin

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Today's projects are Father's Day cards made with stamps and supplies using last month's Paper Pumpkin. 

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Simple Inking Technique with the Stamparatus

Inking-technique-stamparatus-2The Stamparatus from Stampin' Up! is a wonderful new stamp positioning tools and in today's video tutorial, you'll see a simple inking technique using this tool.

In a previous video, you saw an embossing technique that seen in the close up shot above.  See the video HERE. 

Now let's take a look at the video with the Stamparatus and an inking technique.

Click HERE to see this inking technique video on my You Tube channel.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Washi tape on your magnets help with handling.
  • I have been successful using only one magnet at a time.  If using both and they get too close...will "clack" together and can break.
  • Regarding this Rooted In Nature Bundle...this combo of products is beautiful.  You will be able to use it year 'round!

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Stampin' Up! Product List used in today's project:

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Thank you for tuning in for today's inking technique with the Stamparatus video tutorial and will see you again soon!

Stampin' Up! Card Ideas and Video with Little Twinkle

Here are two fun card projects that we created last night on Facebook LIVE featuring the Twinkle Twinkle Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Designed to be used for kids and babies, it's really a good all around set for different occasions and different ages.

Below is a 3" x 3" Congratulations card...

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Products used listed below.  Read on to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet which includes cutting details.

Twinkle-card-fb-liveHere's another card that can be used for a baby girl or recital card for your favorite ballerina!

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Here's a recording of the video from Facebook. I had to record it twice due to technical issues...

 

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Thanks for tuning in for these card ideas with Stampin' Up! Little Twinkle.


Stampin' Up! Nature Themed Card and Video Tutorial

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This new nature themed stamp set and coordinating framelits from Stampin' Up! are amazing and I can't seem to put it down! 

Today's cardmaking video tutorial features the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Natured themed cards are beautiful and so appropriate for just about anyone for any occasion.  Get ready to see more from this set soon!

For today, let's take a look at the video tutorial for this card...ready?

Click HERE to see this nature themed cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube. (While you're there, be sure and subscribe to my channel!)

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Lisa's Inkings:

  • Card base (single layer) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Designer paper layer- 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Front Flap Fold- 3" x 8"
  • Inside flap- 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Here's a close up look at the inside of the card...

Rooted-in-nature-spruceThe new Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam colors from Stampin' Up! are beautiful!  Hope you'll try those with this bundle.

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A New Stampin' Up! Thank You Card!

IMG_9269This new Animal Outing set from Stampin' Up! is very different for me but I have to say that a really like it! 

This was the set that was given to all attendees at Stampin' Up! On Stage in April.  The animals are adorable and all of their eyes are "closed" which gives them a really sweet look. 

You can see the LIVE demonstration of this cardmaking project on my Facebook page HERE.  The project is at the beginning of the video and then there's of walk through of the new annual catalog if you want to take a look.

Here are the details for this card:

  • Cut Base at 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 1 7/8" and 7 3/8".
  • Cut DSP 1 3/4" x 4 1/8", 3 1/2" x 4 1/8", and 4" x 4" for die cutting.
  • Whisper White - 4" x 4" for die cutting.  and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.

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Here's a photo shot of the inside of the card...

IMG_9270Thank you "BIG TIME" for visiting today and be sure to leave a comment to be entered into a random drawing to win a prize from me!  Hope you enjoyed this thank you card using the new Animal Outing set from Stampin' Up!


Facebook Live Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Project

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This is the birthday card that we made yesterday morning on Live with Lisa on Facebook.  It was quite the adventure...a impromptu creation with some oops and funny moments!

I've combined some carry over as well as new products that you will see in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog which goes live on June 1st.

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IMG_9141See my oops in the middle? I plan to try and fix that!  If you're on Facebook, take a look at the video HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Memorial Weekend.  Special thanks to those that who have given their lives in service to preserve our freedoms.

Thanks for checking in to see the our birthday card project from Facebook Live...remember to leave a comment below!


Stampin' Up! Retiring We Must Celebrate Birthday Card

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Today's project is a fun birthday card with a retiring Stampin' Up! set from the Occasions Catalog, We Must Celebrate.

The super cute little animals in this set make a fun birthday greeting for any age!

Let's take a look at the step by step how-to list below.  The supply list follows.  Reminder: Retiring sets are only guaranteed through May 25, 2018.

Instructions:

  • Cut base of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2".  Fold in half at 4 1/4".  Burnish the fold with Bone Folder.
  • Cut Soft Suede layer to 4" x 5 1/4" and top Whisper White layer to 3 3/4" x 5".
  • On this layer, stamp confetti stamp with Melon Mambo over the entire piece. Let dry.
  • Rub embossing buddy over entire piece that you just stamped.
  • Stamp the acorn stamp in VersaMark ink in open spaces between confetti images. 
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder over acorn images, shake off excess, and heat emboss.
  • Pump the lid of the Soft Suede Ink pad. Use Wink of Stella to pick up ink and paint acorns.
  • Stamp animal stamp on a small piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Choose two to cut with Paper Snips...squirrel and raccoon chosen for this card.
  • Use Wink of Stella brush to color the animals with Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo as shown.
  • Cut Basic Black to 3/4" x 3 3/4".  Rub embossing buddy over this piece of cardstock.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment in VersaMark on the Basic Black.   Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Cut right end of strip at an angle as shown.
  • Adhere Soft Suede and acorn layers to card  base.
  • Adhere sentiment with Dimensionals then animals with Dimensionals as shown.  Dimensionals should be applied to top half of back of animals so that the bottom of the piece sits on top of the Basic Black strip.

 

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Facebook Live Accordion Fold Card

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  Accordian-card-4We had so much fun last night working on this accordion card Facebook Live.  I told my viewers that the measurements would be available here on the blog today.

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In the spotlight is the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper available in the Gotta Have It All Bundle early release here and with stamped images from the Love What You Do stamp set (also available in the early release bundles) and the Ribbon of Courage stamp set from the current annual catalog.

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Click HERE for the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet for this Accordion Card. You can print this out for reference or save it to a project file on your computer.

See the recording of the LIVE video HERE on Facebook.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win Prize Patrol from me selected by random drawing! Winner to be announced next Thursday during my LIVE on Facebook...May 24, 2018!

Stampin' Up! Product List for this Project:

 Available June 1, 2018:

 

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Live with Lisa on Facebook, 7:30 PM, Central Time-Tonight!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

 

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If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Tonight, we will be making a cute gift card holder that you can customize for any occasion! Think birthday, teacher gift, Mother's Day, Graduation, etc!

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day Card Idea and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-beautiful-day-card-ideaToday's project and video tutorial is a card idea made with the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day stamp set.  This was one of the designs that I used as a swap card for Stampin' Up! OnStage in April 2018.

Love that pop of color with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial to see how it all comes together.

Click here to see this Beautiful Day cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Thick Very Vanilla card base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Crumb Cake Layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Stamped image is die cut with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Berry Burst piece is cut 3/4 x 3 1/2.
  • Cut Berry Burst ribbon about 6 1/2 long.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used for this project:

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    Thank you for tuning in for today's cardmaking video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day and I'll see you tomorrow with a reminder about my Facebook LIVE.


Stampin' Up! Number of Years is Retiring!

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Stampin' Up! Number of Years is retiring and it is great for making anniversary cards.  The companion to this set, Large Number Framelits,  is also retiring!

BIG occasions need BIG numbers. Choose an event—birthday, anniversary, new school year—and add a number for instant personalization. Buy it once, use it often. Great on its own or combined with images from other sets for different looks.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Quantity: 29 photopolymer stamps

The bigger, the better when it comes to numbers. Create large die-cut numbers in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Layer several die cuts or use them individually.

* 11 dies
* Largest image: 3/4" x 3-1/8"

Here is one of the anniversary cards that I made recently with these retiring Stampin' Up! products.  Let's take a look at the video.

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pink Pirouette card stock is cut  5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You'll need approximately 4" x 4" piece of Soft Sky for die cutting.
  • You'll need two pieces of Whisper White card stock: 4" x 4" for stamping and die cutting and 1/2" x 4" for stamping sentiment.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for this anniversary card.  The light purple highlighted items are "while supplies last".

Product List

Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Pink Pirouette 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
$31.00
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
$35.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
$9.00

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Cardmaking 101 Video Tutorial : Choosing Colors and Layers for Handmade Cards

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In today's project video tutorial, you'll see the thought process behind choosing colors and layers for handmade cards.  This process varies from card maker to card maker but I wanted to share my thinking in hopes that it may be helpful.

Have coordination across product lines is so very helpful when creating.  Let's take a look at the video to see the process.

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Click here to see this Cardmaking 101 video tutorial on You Tube.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are using designer paper on your creation, let the colors in your selection lead your choices for embellishments, inks, card stock, etc.
  • When in doubt, limit your color choices to 2-3 colors.
  • Remember that contrast is important to make your layers/elements stand out unless you want a monochromatic look.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
$127.50
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Big Shot
$110.00
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
$7.00
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
$35.00
2" Circle Punch
$18.00

 

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Pocket Card with the Retiring Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

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Today's project is a pocket card made with the retiring Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Gotta Have It All, Share What You Love Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This set of thinlits dies is perfect for treat bags or cards such as this one.  I'll miss being able to share projects with this collection...get it while you can! (Only available while supplies last!)

Let's take a look at the original video tutorial below:

Click Here to see this pocket card video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need a 6" x 12" piece of designer paper to cut the Mini Treat Bag.
  • The piece of card stock for the insert should be cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • The piece of card stock for the tag is cut 2" x 3 1/2".
  • The stamped floral images should be stamped with an archival ink and are easily colored with the ink and a Blender Pen.

Pocket-card-mini-treat-bag-2Here is a list of Stampin' Up! supplies used for this pocket card project.

Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
$127.50
Touches Of Texture Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$45.00
Touches Of Texture Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$33.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Blender Pens
$12.00
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
$23.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
$40.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Old Olive 1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Everyday Label Punch
$18.00

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Stampin' Up! Handmade Card with New Products!

Stampin-up-card-idea-make-a-difference-1These new Stampin' Up! products as seen on this handmade card make me so happy! The early release Share What You Love Bundles are amazing! 

Today's card used products from the Gotta Have It All Bundle with a little help from Whisper White and Basic Black.

You can see these bundles that are available now HERE in the Online Store.

Let's take a look at the video for this handmade card with this new Stampin' Up! products.

See this card video tutorial here on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Basic Black card stock is cut 3  1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut 3" x 4".
  • Whisper White card stock for stamped images is cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside the card.

Stampin' Up! Supplies for this project:

Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
$127.50
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Blender Pens
$12.00

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Have You Tried This Brusho Technique?

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Have your tried this direct-to-stamp Brusho technique?  It is so artsy and fun!  I just can't say enough good things about Brusho and so happy it is available to use from Stampin' Up!

The colors are so vibrant and there are lots of options depending on how you blend/mix them.


 Package includes 5 pots, 1 each of 5 colors: Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange), Moss Green, Prussian Blue, Yellow
  

Brusho = Watercolor ink crystals! Sprinkle them directly on water-washed paper and watch the colors burst! Or, sprinkle on watercolor paper and spritz with water! Or, mix with water and watercolor with a brush! There are so many possibilities... there are so many techniques and ways to use this coloring medium. Take a look at the video below.

Click here to see this Brusho Technique video on You Tube.

As you can see in the photos, not two creations ever turn out the same!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Top layer is 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Stamp set: Stampin' Up! Waterfront Photopolymer

Once you "play" with Brusho, you'll be trying it for your projects in all kinds of ways.  I was a little apprehensive at first...now, I LOVE it!

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Think you want to give it a try?  Go here now to order your Brusho and try this technique on your creations!