Let's Taco 'Bout It!

Handmade-card-with-watercoloring-stampin-up-1Today's project is another fun card using one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration sets, Tasty Trucks.  It's a fun set to watercolor and I wanted to give it a fiesta feel with the colors for this card.  The "taco truck" is all decked out in bright colors that coordinate with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack.

Below is the photo shot of the inside of the card...

Handmade-card-with-watercoloring-stampin-up-2It's a simple combination of the colors of card stock used and a neutral piece for writing your message.  I have to admit that for the inside of my of my cards, I'll go through my drawers of scraps and a find a combination of sizes that will work with the colors of the card.  Good way to use up those scraps and also keeps it fun!  Just a few stamped and colored  tacos embellish the neutral piece.

Let's take a look at how it's all put together in the video below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Melon Mambo to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 for card base and 1/2 x 5 1/4 for center strip.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper to 1 3/4 x 5 1/4.
  • Watercolor Paper is cut to 3 x 3.
  • Pumpkin Pie is cut to 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.
  • For inside of card: Very Vanilla 3 x 4 and Pumpkin Pie 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • How can you get this set?  Get it FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! Product order!

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card.  Current Host Code: A4CDEHHE

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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!

This card would really be appreciated by just about anyone!  Try making this fun card with Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks and everyone will be sure to "taco" 'bout it!


Make A Tasty Trucks Birthday Card

Tasty-truck-birthday-card-1Today's  birthday card project is one of my favorites with the adorable Tasty Trucks (Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration set)  and the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper.  You can earn the Tasty Trucks stamp set for free with your Stampin' Up! order of $50 in product. It is so much fun to color these little truck images. This one is watercolored with our Classic Stampin' Pads.

The designer paper features Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Metallic Gold.  It is awesome and I love using it on all kinds of cards!

The video below shows the how-to  for this card.  It's a little longer than usual but it shows my watercoloring process.  Hope you enjoy it!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Melon Mambo Base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Pop of Pink designer paper is cut 4 x 5 1/4 and another print for scallop circles cut 3 x 6 for die cutting.
  • Basic Black and Whisper White pieces are cut approx 3 x 3 for die cutting and punching.
  • Watercolor Paper cut 3 x 3 for stamping and fussy cutting truck.
  • See tips for fussy cutting HERE.

Tasty-trucks-birthday-card-2Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card making project.  Current Host Code: A4CDEHHE

Product List

Circles Collection Framelits Die
Circles Collection Framelits Die
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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!

Thanks for tuning in for today's birthday card with the Tasty Trucks Sale-A-Bration stamp set that you can earn for FREE and I'll see you tomorrow with another super cute card using this set!


Make a Handmade Card with a Pop of Color

Add-a-pop-of-color-to-handmade-cards-29bToday's handmade card idea highlights one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration choices, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and just a pop of color.  This designer paper is Stampin' Up!'s version of the oh so popular coloring books for adult rage!  It's so much fun!

This is a great card to send to a friend with this sweet sentiment from the Suite Sentiments stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Don't you just love that font?

The pop of color comes from some simple coloring of just a portion of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  Simple coloring with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens and fussy cutting just a portion of the designer paper make a neat accent to the sentiment focal point.  If you haven't discovered the fun of watercoloring with these pencils, you are missing out!  See another fun card colored with these pencils HERE.

Let's take a look at how this card came together in the video tutorial below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Daffodil Delight Base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Accent strip is cut at 1 1/4 x 4 1/2.
  • Designer paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Whisper White for die cutting is 2 x 3 1/2.

Add-a-pop-of-color-to-your-handmade-cards-2Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card...

Product List

Head on over to the online store by clicking the links above to shop!  Once your total reached $50 before shipping and tax and you'll earn the Inside the Lines Designer Paper for FREE!  Need help?  Let me know and I'll be happy to help you!  You'll be ready to make beautiful handmade cards with a pop of color with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to send your friends!


Make a Card with An Easy Watercolor Wash Technique

Watercolor-wash-cardmaking-technique-1Today's cardmaking project features a super easy technique that creates beautiful results!  The watercolor wash technique makes for a beautiful sky background behind these images from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!, don't you think?

This is such a feel good bundle and is equally appropriate for birthday, thinking of you, thank you, and missing you cards.  (Looking at my photo now, I have no idea how that thin slice of Melon Mambo card stock got there! LOL Please ignore!)

The video tutorial shows the easy process for the wash...you'll have to try it!  Let's take a look...

Stampin' Up! Supply List

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pacific Point card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11.
  • Designer Paper cut at 3 1/2 x 5 1/4.
  • Crumb Cake 4 x 4 needed for stamping and die cutting.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 3 x 3 needed for die cutting clouds.
  • Watercolor Paper cut 3 x 4.

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Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> Through March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
  • February Thank You With Any Order: February Lift Me Up Fun Folds Showcase Videos---2 Card Ideas with 2 Exclusive Videos!
 
  • With orders of $50 or more before shipping and tax: 
    Use Host Code A4CDEHHE and receive a gift in the mail from me plus the February Showcase Videos! Offer only from Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 
Thank you for tuning in today for today's easy watercolor wash technique...give it a try! 
 

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A "Love Is In The Air" Valentine Card

Love-is-in-the-air-valentine-2Today's makeover is a Valentine card made with a "love is in the air" theme.  It's fun when you can take stretch your tools and supplies to fit different themes or occasions.  The Life Me Up Bundle does just that for this sweet card.

That designer paper works so well with this set and it's a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with a purchase of $50 before shipping and tax.  The Carried Away Designer Series Paper carries the hot air balloon theme to the max!

This card was inspired by a card using 2016 Sale-A-Bration items.  See the original card and video below...

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Designer paper cuts: 4 x 5 1/2, 4 x 4 for balloon die cut, 2 x 2 for heart die.
  • Vellum card stock 1 1/2 x 3.
  • Whisper White for inside: 3 x 4.

Here's the supply list for today's card.  Simply click the links to shop!

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Here's the inside of the card:

Love-is-in-the-air-valentine-1For the inside of my cards, most of the time I'll just sift through my scrap drawer and find a piece that's big enough to work.  Makes use of the scraps and saves a little time.

Specials and Promotions:

Sale-A-Bration---> Through March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
February Thank You
With Any Order: February Lift Me Up Fun Folds Showcase Videos---2 Card Ideas with 2 Exclusive Videos!
 
With orders of $50 or more before shipping and tax: 
Use Host Code A4CDEHHE and receive a gift in the mail from me plus the February Showcase Videos! Offer only from Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 
Have fun shopping and earn this awesome pack of Carried Away Designer Paper to make a today's makeover Valentine card and I'll see you soon in the next post!
 
 

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Make and Send A Card To Lift Someone's Spirits

Lift-me-up-card-1Today's cardmaking project is a cheery one that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

It's been a long day so I'll keep this short and sweet!  The good news...my iPhone seems to be good as new!  The Apple Store did a complete restore of the phone and my storage problem was resolved.  Now, I'll be able to take pictures and video again!

Now back to the card...these hot air balloons are so cute!  I'm having so much fun working with this bundle!

Let's take a look at the video for the how-to:

Here are the supplies for today's card...simply click the links to shop!

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Lift-me-up-card-2Here's the inside of the card...more  hot air balloon fun!
 
February Thank You
With Any Order: February Lift Me Up Fun Folds Showcase Videos---2 Card Ideas with 2 Exclusive Videos!
 
With orders of $50 or more before shipping and tax: 
Use Host Code A4CDEHHE and receive a gift in the mail from me plus the February Showcase Videos! Offer only from Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  A4CDEHHE with your online order and receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking video tutorial and I hope you're inspired to make and send a card to lift someone's spirits!

 

Any Occasion Mini Banners for Your Cardmaking

Free-stamp-set-with-order-any-occasion143348Banners are always in style and a cute way to wish someone a happy birthday, congrats, or thanks. The Any Occasion Stamp Set can do more than that with its photopolymer versatility.  And, you can earn this set for FREE through March 31, 2017 with your qualifying order of $50 or more before shipping and tax. In fact, you can earn a FREE item from our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product on a single order with EVERY order you place through March 31st!  How awesome is that???

Check out this video for some great ideas!  You're going to love what you can do with this set, you're definitely going to have to have it after you see what you can do with it!

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

Add some cute banners to your cardmaking with this Any Occasion Sale-A-Bration set that you can earn as a FREE set from Stampin' Up!

 


A Big On Birthday Card

Big-on-birthdays-card Today's project is this Big On Birthday card made with the set of the same name from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  I love the big, bold sentiments in this set.  Makes for an easy assembly for a birthday card for anyone!

With the issues that I'm having with my iPhone, I am still unable to record videos and upload to You Tube.  However, I was able to go LIVE on my Facebook group this afternoon with a how-to video for this card. 

Here are the details for today's card with product listing below.

  • Base is Pacific Point card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 4 1/4.
  • Whisper White for stamping- 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Tangerine Tango Card stock- 2 1/4 x 4.

Product List

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

We always need birthday cards, right?  Try the Big On Birthdays set from Stampin' Up! to create a stack to keep on hand...see you in the next post!


Playing Catch Up, iPhone Problems, and Sharing a Cute Handmade Card!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-2Today's project is a super cute card and video tutorial created with Hey, Chick from Stampin' Up! that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

But, first...a little about why I've been absent a few days.  Along with having the blessing of our daughter and grandbaby here for a week, I've managed to have the worst sinus headache that I've had in YEARS!  It has knocked me down!  I am much better today so I wanted to share one of the many projects that are sitting in my craft room waiting to be shared! 

One more thing...my iPhone has about topped out on space....How does that happen??? I have 55 GB and have deleted almost EVERYTHING from my phone! This really upsets me...my phone is less than a year old. :( If you have any ideas, please let me know!  I use my phone to record my videos and I barely have room to record a 5 minute video!

OK...enough of the rant!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-1Isn't Miss Chick adorable?  This set is so much fun!  In fact, all of the Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn for FREE are amazing!  That's right...it's Sale-A-Bration and you can earn any item from the special Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax.

Here's the video for today's project...

Here's the list of projects for today's card.  Simply click the links to go to my online store.

Product List

Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
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!
Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-3Here's the inside of the card!  Also stamped like this on the front of the envelope!
Thanks for checking in for today's Sale-A-Bration card and video tutorial.  Hope to see you again soon!
 

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Valentine Card with New Sealed with Love Bundle

Sending-love-valentine-card-1Let's start off 2017 with a Valentine Card using the new Sealed with Love Bundle coming soon in the new Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!

This suite of products is beautiful!  You'll love using for Valentines and many projects!

This is a simply styled card inspired by the video below. Let's take a look!

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The strips of designer paper were centered on today's makeover.
  • The lovely lacy doily is from a new collection in the Occasions Catalog...you're going to love these!
  • The Real Red  scalloped circle is purposely off centered behind the sentiment for a trendy look!

Sending-love-valentine-card-2Stay tuned for more fun projects this week with the latest and greatest from Stampin' Up! and more with the Sealed with Love Bundle!  See you next time!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Happy Happenings Birthday Card

Happy-happenings-birthday-card-1We are still celebrating Christmas here in the Brown home but I wanted to pop in to share a birthday card made with Stampin' Up! Happy Happenings.

The Moroccan Designer Series Paper inspired the color scheme and the Timeless Textures stamp was used to add some background stamping.

Here's the video that inspired the birthday card...

Here's the shopping links for today's card.  Simply click the links to access my online store.

Product List

 

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SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown 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!
 
  • Shop the last days of the Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Happy-happenings-birthday-card-2Thanks for checking in for today's birthday card for Makeover Monday...see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card for the New Year

New-year-card-for-2017-aToday's Makeover Monday is a sweet card to welcome in the New Year. 

The Frosted Medallions set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog has beautiful images and sentiments.  Sweet Sugarplum is an In Color that I haven't used much but here it's beautiful with that sparkly ribbon.

Here's the video that inspired this card.  There's a noticeable difference in how the sentiment is displayed but the overall layout of the card is the same.

Here's the original post from 2014!

Here's the supply list; just click on the links to order from my online store.

Product List

New-year-card-for-2017-bThis holiday set is one that you could use year round.  One of the sentiments, "Wishing you the happiest of days", would be perfect for a birthday and we always need birthday cards!

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown 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!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Hope you're getting ready to enjoy the upcoming holidays and your preparations are winding down.  We still are expecting a few packages  to be delivered...thank goodness for Amazon Prime!

Thanks for tuning in for tuning in for today's makeover with a New Year's card and I'll see you again in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card for A Guy

Birthday-card-for-a-guy-aFor today's Makeover Monday we have a birthday card for a guy that gets a real pop from the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Going to be quick post...a little tired and emotionally exhausted from spending the majority of the last 24 hours at the hospital with my mom.  Thankfully, she's home and doing fine.   I'm ready to relax, give thanks, and put my feet up!  To those of you in my Facebook group that knew of this, thanks for your prayers!

So, here we go with the video that inspired this card.  The technique is replaced with the designer paper!

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SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown 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!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Birthday-card-for-a-guy-cThanks for checking in and if you have questions about products used on this birthday card, please leave it in the comment section below!


Making Birthday Cards?

Cute-cupcake-birthday-card-aWe're taking a time out from our regularly scheduled holiday projects since it's always a good time (and, a necessity) to make birthday cards!

This sample is a beautiful creation designed by my assistant, Alicia.  I love how she made this cupcake look so elegant!

The Sweet Cupcake bundle is a precious combination of birthday stamp set and fun coordinating framelits.

Here's a look at the complete card...

Cute-cupcake-birthday-card-bHere's the Stampin' Up! shopping list for this birthday card.  Some products are in the Year End Closeout and only available while supplies last.

 

Product List

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS:

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown 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!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Thanks for stopping by today... have a great weekend!

Hope you'll try this style the next time you find yourself making birthday cards!