Stamp A Pretty Border On Your Handmade Cards

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to today's video tutorial showing you how to make the pretty stamped border on your handmade cards.

These new Very Vanilla Notecards will be available in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog or you can get them NOW when you order the limited time Eastern Palace Premier Bundle! #147207

Let's take a look a today's card making video tutorial for this easy technique!

 These beautiful products are available now in the special bundles shown below.  Be sure to check out the listing in each!

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
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 Try making a beautiful hand stamped border on your next cardmaking project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation Card

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It's that time of year again and today's Makeover Monday is a remake of a graduation card/money or check holder.  This is an easy fold that will make a nice presentation if you are going to a graduation party or reception.  Want to put it in the mail?  Make an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board!

The stamp set used for this 2017 graduation card is retiring from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  There is only one week left for ANY of the RETIRING stamps to be guaranteed.  Don't miss out on these sets! This one is called "Placed You'll Go" and the sentiments are not the traditional "Happy Graduation" or "Congratulations" but convey the same wishes with fun and adventurous sentiments.

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card stock for base is cute at 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".  Score at 3" and 6 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper for outside and Whisper White for inside at 2 3/4" x 6 1/4".
  • Whisper White is used to stamp main image on front and die cut with large circle from Layering Circles Framelits.
  • To accent the image on the inside and outside of card, an image from the retiring Gorgeous Grunge set was stamped over top in Crumb Cake.
  • Belly Band is  cut at 1" x 7 1/2"
  • About 15" of Linen Thread is twisted and adhered behind die cut circle before attaching to belly band.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover for a 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation card...see you again soon!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Mother's Day Card Idea with Eastern Beauty

Stampin- up-Mothers-day-2017-card-1The Eastern Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up! shines again in today's Makeover Monday in the 2017 Mother's Day Card.  I love the elegant simplicity of it.  The image and the sentiment are stamped on Shimmery White card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils.  

This card would be appropriate for any mom for Mother's Day.  Think about your friends, daughters, sisters, co-workers...any "mom" who would love a heartfelt and handmade greeting. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in Dapper Denim.
  • Eastern Palace DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Tranquil Tide card stock is cut 2 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Shimmery White card stock is cut 2 1/4" x 4".
  • Ribbon cut to 8" and Linen Thread cut at 6-8".

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card. 
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Get ready for all the moms on your list with this card idea to send your greetings of love and well wishes and jump over to online store to get one of these fabulous Eastern Palace Bundles.  Thanks for tuning in for today's Mother's Day card idea!


Make a Sunflower Card with Eastern Medallions

Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-1On this happy Friday, let's take a look at a card making project using the sunflower made with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.

I am loving this bundle of new products in the early release...thank you, Stampin' Up!  It is beautiful and versatile and I know you've probably heard me say that 100 times!  This Eastern Palace Suite has been a delightful surprise...it's so hard to put down!

Let's take a look at the video recording of the assembly of this card.

Supplies used to make this card:

 

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Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Old Olive Base- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Old Olive Layer- 4 3/4 x 3 1/4, scraps to die cut leaves
  • Watercolor Paper- 4 1/2 x 3
  • Designer Series Paper- 4 x 5 1/4
  • Crushed Curry- 3 x 6 for die cutting
  • Basic Black - 3 x 3 for die cutting
  • Chocolate Chip - 3 x 3 for die cutting

Promotions:

Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

Hope you enjoyed today's sunflower card making project with the Eastern Palace Suite and wish you a wonderful weekend!


More Card Making and Paper Crafting Ideas!

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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.

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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...

Here are the supplies mentioned in the video. 
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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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Supplement-garden-springtime-daughter-birthday-card-bYou can make your own succulent garden these supplies!

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!