Handmade Card for a Friend with A Good Day

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-day-1Today's makeover project is a sweet handmade card for a friend using A Good Day stamp set. 

The little images and sentiments in this set are darling.  Perfect for spring, this little bunny was the inspiration and starting point for this card.  When thinking about the layout, this one from the past came to mind.  I love this layering of card stock and designer papers.  It's fun and unexpected. And, even better, there are no rules!! 

Here is the original card...

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If you compare the two cards, you can see that I added and extra layer of Silver Foil behind the bunny.  It needed some silver to tie in the designer paper background from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.

The original how-to video was a recording from a Facebook Live. Let's take a look!

Click here to watch this cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube.

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-dayLisa's Inklings:

  • The bunny is colored with ink pads and Blender Pens. I just pressed the top of the closed lid and when opened, you'll see a little spot of ink on the lid. 
  • Pick up some of that ink with your Blender Pen and color your image.  
  • Brush Clear Wink of Stella over colored areas of bunny for a bit of sparkle.
  • Fast Fuse is on back side of  the Silver Foil to secure the Baker's Twine.

CLICK HERE--->See the details, measurements, and products used on this cardmaking project HERE.

Lisa's Specials for February:

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Birthday Card and Box with Picture Perfect Birthday

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This Birthday card and box with Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was featured on Thursday night's edition of Live with Lisa on Facebook.  These bright colors are so cheery and perfect for birthday cards, party decor, and gift packaging. 

Here are the products used and details for the card:

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Card Details:

  • Cut Lemon Lime Twist for base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut designer paper back layer: 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper strip (bottom strip) 1/2" x 4"
  • Cut Whisper White to 1" x 2 3/4".
  • Cut small Lemon Lime Twist strip for top: 1/2" x 2 3/4".

Here are the products and details for the box:

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Here is the recording of the video from Facebook LIVE on my business page.

Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Sunday evening for 3 names.  Each name drawn will receive one of the handmade cards seen in the video!

Hope you've enjoyed these Birthday card and box project ideas made with Picture Perfect Birthday!


Live with Lisa on Facebook

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there now.  If you check in at 7:3o PM Central and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, you may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Enjoy these specials when shopping with Lisa in February!

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,7:30 PM Central...have a great day!


Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends

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Today's card shows off a fun tip that is shared in today's video tutorial for coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends.  You are also getting a peek at one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices that will be available beginning on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Beautiful!

The ribbon seen here is the beautiful 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon that is available in Silver or Gold edging.  It is really easy to use our Stampin' Blends to color this ribbon.  Isn't it pretty on this card?  Talk about coordination!

The video tutorial below is the how-to.  Watch, enjoy, then start coloring that ribbon!

 

Click Here to see Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends tip video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the ribbons, mentioned earlier, and Stampin' Blends used in today's video:

 

Specials:

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      The card base used for today's card is one of a set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!
  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

We are just half way through Sale-A-Bration and I hope you'll consider shopping with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies!  I work hard to provide the best customer service possible! If it's your first time to shop with me, visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now". 

Thank you for watching today's tip video tutorial on coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends!


More Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Ideas!

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Everyone loves browsing through card making and paper crafting ideas, right?   If the answer is yes, be sure that #4 on the list above is checked off today!  Here's the plan...

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Valentine Card with Cool Treats

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Here's a great way to use the Cool Treats stamp set along with Teeny Tiny Wishes for a fun Valentine's Day card!

Cut your card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4".
Run the Polka Dot embossing folder and top part of card base through Big Shot.
Cut Whisper White 2" x 4 1/4 ".
Cut Real Red at 2 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Cut a small piece of Whisper White 4  1/4" long and about 1/2"  wide.
Stamp sentiment and sprinkles on the larger Whisper White.
Stamp sprinkles on the smaller piece.
Stamp the bowl in Sahara Sand cut out with framelits.
Cut ice cream out of Whisper White ink with Chocolate Chip ink.
Cut sprinkles and spoon with dies.
Cut the chocolate topping with dies
Then adhere all together with your Multipurpose Glue.

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  February Host Code: ZEY4Z4SQ

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll try using your all occasion stamp sets for Valentine cards like this one made with Cool Treats.


One More Card

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On this Monday evening, I had to share this one last card that I made for my mom.  If you follow me on social media, you know that my sweet Mom passed away, unexpectedly, a week ago Sunday.  She and my dad had been living with us since the flood waters of Harvey destroyed the interior of their home.  They were a few weeks away from being able to return home.  This displacement was hard on both of them.  We find comfort in knowing she did not suffer but we miss her so much.  Thank you to all of you who have sent beautiful cards expressing words of comfort and peace.

I know she would love this card. She was always so supportive of everything we did.  

I am easing myself back into creating and work. She would want me to jump back in full force and share with you my "beautiful cards". 

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support.  See you in tomorrow's post. ---Lisa


Stampin' Up! Hold On To Hope on Facebook Live with Lisa Tonight

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Live with Lisa on Facebook took place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (6:30 MT, 8:30 ET, 5:30 PT).  I was LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations business page.

You can click here to go to the page now.  The recording of the video is there.

Here are the cards we made with the beautiful Hold on to Hope stamp set.

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Products used on the card above:

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Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of these cards!


My Favorite Brusho Technique for Handmade Cards

Stampin-uo-brusho-card-1Today's tip is how to do my favorite Brusho technique...what I call Stained Glass with Brusho.

The card pictured here uses the butterfly element that I created in today's video.  If you haven't discovered or tried Brusho, I am hoping that it inspires you to give it a go!

Let's take a look at today's tip video with this wonderful art medium now being offered by Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE to see this Brusho technique video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Paper for this technique.
  • Let the water pool on the paper for this effect.
  • Once you have finished apply the Brusho Crystal Colour to the water, let it dry on its own without using the Heat Tool.

Here are the supplies used for today's technique and card.  Just click the photo link to shop.  Thank you!

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Promotions and Specials:

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Stampin-up-brusho-card-2Get some beautiful Brusho and try my favorite technique on your handmade cards!


Masculine Valentine Card and Facebook LIVE Recording

Today I am sharing the recording from a Facebook LIVE from earlier this week, a masculine Valentine card.

It is so much fun to share via LIVE broadcast on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.  So, if you're on Facebook and you have not LIKED and Followed my page, go there now and do so you can join in on the fun, too!

Here's the recording of the video...

Click here to watch this masculine Valentine card video on You Tube.

Here is the product listing for this project. 

*HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.

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Thanks for checking in for this masculine Valentine card idea with the recording of my LIVE Facebook video.  Hope you'll join us next time!


Adding Tinsel or Twine to Handmade Cards

Tinsel-twine-handmade-cards-valentines-Today's tip is for adding tinsel or twine to your handmade cards as seen above on this Valentine note card. 

I love discovering ways to add embellishments and layers when creating.  This particular method of adding tinsel or twine has a hidden secret.  I'm sure you'll have the extra tool you need to try this!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial to see how it's done.

Click Here to see the tip for tinsel and twine video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is cut 2" x 4" for note card front.
  • The Just for You sentiment fits perfectly into the Classic Label Punch.  Use this sentiment any time of year!
  • Notice the "white spots" on the stamped heart? Perfectly normal for this stamp.  It has that distressed look.
  • Put that stapler on your desk to good use! ;)

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  Click the links to access the Online Store.

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Thanks for checking in for today's video tutorial.  Be sure to like my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown page on Facebook where I share LIVE videos every week! Now, keep your stapler handy so you can easily attach tinsel and twine to your handmade cards!


Make Some Mini Valentine Cards

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Today's project is a makeover of these mini 3" x 3" Valentines as seen in the video below.   These are fun to have on hand to share with any friends or those that may serve you or help you on Valentine's Day.  I've even left them in random places for anyone to find.

Our 3" x 3" Whisper White envelopes are still available, carried over from the Holiday Catalog, and these little gems will fit perfectly inside.  Let's take a look at the idea in the video below and you can re-create using current product.

Click here to see this mini Valentine video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut these mini Valentine's at 3" x 6" and score at 3".
  • You can get 8 of these mini cards out of one 12 x 12 piece of card stock.
  • Cut designer paper at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
  • Scallop circle punch used on designer paper.
  • Attach metallic thread to back of scallop circle with Fast Fuse.

Here are the supplies used on today's project:

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
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Mini-heart-valentines-3Make a few of these mini cards to hand out on Valentine's Day and add a bright spot to someone's day!


Easy Bow Tip for Handmade Cards

Cardmaking-bow-tip-1Today's project and video tutorial feature an easy bow tip for your handmade cards.  The image and sentiment on this birthday card are courtesy of the Party Panda stamp set that you can earn for FREE during our *Sale-A-Bration event with a qualifying purchase through my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

This card has a simple design but the bow at the top, though simple, really gives a pop without too much of a bump!

Watch the video below to see just what I'm talking about...

Click here to see this easy bow tip video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock for main image is cut 2" x 5 1/4" and 1/2" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Balloon is colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-3Here are the supplies used in today's project:

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Use the host code with your online order and receive a gift in the mail from me. Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. 

*Sale-A-Bration!

During Sale-A-Bration with each $50 you spend on a single order, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

See the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-4  Try this easy bow tip on your next cardmaking project and I'll see you in the next post with another fun Valentine project.


Make a Pretty 2018 Valentine Card

2018-valentine-1aIt's time to start thinking about making sweet creations for Valentine's Day 2018! 

I challenge you to think outside the realm of "sweetheart".  Anyone special to you would love to receive a Valentine card from you.  Think friends, family, neighbors, teachers, ministers...anyone for whom you are grateful.  I usually create some extra little cards  to hand out to anyone I see on Valentine's Day.  It's fun and meaningful!

The Sure Do Love You Suite from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog gives you some beautiful options for creating for Valentine's Day.  Today's makeover is a beautiful card that is simply put together.

The inspiration for this card comes from the project seen in the video below.  Let's take a look...

See this Valentine card idea video on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 3 1/4", 4" x 1 1/2".
  • Calypso Coral strip is 4" x 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White approx 4" x 3" for stamping and die cutting and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.
  • Gold Foil should be approx 2" x 2" for die cutting.

2018-valentine-1bHere are the supplies used for today's Valentine card project.

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Use Host Code HRKGYYK7 when ordering through my Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Remember that it is Sale-A-Bration and you can earn FREE product with each $50 in product purchase in a single order.  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.

2018-valentine-1cThank you for tuning in for today's 2018 Valentine Card using the beautiful new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.


Rubber Stamping Technique Tip- Stained Glass

Stained-glass-tipWith all merriment and last minute preparations ( I am sewing!!!) happening now, I wanted to share a quick post with this beautiful technique that can be used in card making any time of year.  If you're a scrapbooker, think about using this to create pretty elements for your layouts.

Our Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! are premium alcohol markers that would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who loves to create.  Although it's too late for Christmas delivery, how fun would it be as a New Year's gift!

Earlier this month, I needed to create some sympathy cards and this stamp set used in the video below is the best!  Watch and see how quickly you can achieve this beautiful look for your works of he{art}!

Click here to see this stained glass technique on You Tube.

Below are some of the products used for these technique as well as the complete Stampin' Blends collection and Memento Tuxedo Black ink that you'll need if you are not embossing an image to color.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • I recommend that you emboss your image when stamp on vellum.  
  • For stamping and coloring with Stampin' Blends on Whisper White card stock (or, other card stock), use the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Anyone need a last minute gift idea for you?  I can email Gift Certificates in any amount!

Thanks for checking in during this busy and joyful time of year!  I'll have an easy Christmas pouch in the next post that you can use for table favors or gift card holders.

Hope you'll give this stained glass technique a try...see you again soon!