Make a Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card

6-21-color-theory-birthday-card-2In today's birthday card, the Stampin' Up! Fresh Florals Designer Paper meets the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!  These papers are gorgeous and I've been using the heck out of them!  Just take a look at this anniversary card here and the mini note cards here.

And, to add to the fun and simplicity to your cardmaking, try one of the cards from the Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack.  The punched blossoms from the Fresh Florals takes center stage.

Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial for this birthday card...

See the Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card video on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's birthday card project...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 4 1/4" x 11" in Berry Burst from the Color Theory Card Pack [144210].
  • Background layer is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Floral image is punched from Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack.

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If you need a stack of birthday cards in hand, stock up on these papers with the Memories and More Color Theory Card Kit and you will have some beautiful supplies at your fingertips ready for you when you have the time to create.  I have really enjoyed these products and reach for one or more of these every time I get ready to make a card.  You can't go wrong with these!

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Thanks for checking in for today's Fresh Florals and Color Theory birthday card...see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Fresh Florals Anniversary Card

Makeover-6-12-annivThis week's makeover features the beautiful Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack seen here in fabulous new In Colors.  The colors used on the samples today are bold and beautful.  Accented with Whisper White, these colors make strking cards.

The image in the punched circle is punched from the designer paper and the sentiment comes from the Number of Years stamp set carried over from last year's annual catalog. 

Let's take a look at the card layout that inspired today's creation.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card bases are cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The Whisper White card stock background layer is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
  • The designer paper over top of this background layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White card stock accent strip is cut 1 5/8" x 4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut 4" x 1 1/2".
  • The Whisper White card stock for the sentiment is cut at 3/4" x 2 1/2".
  • The In Color Bitty Bows are a must have!  These are adorable elements for your cards in all the new In Colors.

 

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Listed below are the Stampin' Up! products used for today's cards.  If you'd like to create these cards, you can just click the links to order.  :) Current Host Code: CQEK9P9V*

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Handmade Mini Note Cards

Stampin-up-berry-burst-cardToday's makeover features these adorable handmade mini notecards all decked out in the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! And, if you're looking for a good all around new product bundle with the prettiest punch ever, take a look at the Label Me Pretty Bundle HERE.

The Pretty Label Punch is my favorite new punch from the new catalog. It's a great update and replacement for the discontinued Decorative Label Punch and works well with our Circle Punches.  The card above shows off the new In Color, Berry Burst!  Below is the light and citrus-y Lemon Lime Twist.

Stampin-up-lemon-lime-twist-cardTake a good look at the designer paper used on these cards.  We have a new collection called Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and has 4 each of 2 double sided designs in all the new In Colors.  I love it!  Below you can see a sample of Tranquil Tide.

Stampin-up-tranquil-tide-cardAlso sporting the new In Colors are our new Bitty Bows in all 5 colors.  These are super sweet and each have their own adhesive dot ready and waiting!  Brilliant, Stampin' Up!  Take a look at the rich Fresh Fig version below.

Stampin-up-fresh-fig-cardRounding out our 2017-2019 In Colors is the soft and delicate Powder Pink.  Can't wait to use this one on baby cards!

Stampin-up-powder-pink-cardNow let's take a look at the handmade note card video that was the inspiration for these cards.

Lisa's Inklings for today's makeover:

  • Card bases are cut at 3" x 6" and scored at 3".
  • Designer Paper layer is cut a 2 3/4" square. (2 3/4" x 2 3/4")
  • Scrap pieces of Whisper White and designer paper were used for the stamped and punched images.
  • Circle punches used for sentiment and contrasting layer.

See the supply list for today's makeover note cards below:

Product List

 Can you pick a favorite new In Color?  If not, then try making mini note cards like these in each of the colors.


New Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video

Stampin-up-card-idea-wild-about-you-aIt's the weekend but with the new catalog going LIVE this week, I couldn't wait to share this cardmaking video with new Stampin' Up! product!
This stamp set and coordinating designer paper was on my first demonstrator pre-order.  It's different but so cute and versatile.

The Pieces and Patterns stamp set and the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper work hand in hand and that makes it so easy when making cards.  We can all use products that do that!  The new catalog is full of these products to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing!

Let's take a look at the video...

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card:

Product List

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Putting Sequins on Handmade Cards

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Happy Memorial Day and welcome to a new cardmaking sample for using sequins on handmade cards.  The original card was created before our Fine Tip Glue was introduced but you can still use the method  as seen in the video below.

Many of the items used on this card have already sold out but rest assured that the stamp set and thinlits will be available in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Let's take a look at this easy and helpful technique.

Here are some details about today's cards...

  • Base 4 1/4" x 11" Pool Party card stock.
  • Designer Paper cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scrap pieces were used for punching and die cutting.
  • Classic Inks used: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, and Crumb Cake.

Cool-treats-birthday-cardSentiments stamped on Whisper White card stock on the inside of the card.  Cool treats cut from the designer paper which is, regretfully, sold out!

Promotions:

  • See Retiring Products that are still available HERE.
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  • Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

    Starter bundle147196G
    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!

Remember to take advantage of these promotions while still available and thanks for checking in for today's makeover on putting sequins on cards!


Handmade Card from Stampin' Up! President

Handmade-card-stampin-up-president-rich-jutkinsToday I wanted to share a handmade card that a received earlier this year from Stampin' Up! President, Rich Jutkins. 

It's a congratulatory card that for a recent sales milestone with the company and I was super excited to receive it.  Featured here is the beautiful Moroccan Nights set that is retiring but still available.

image from www.stampinup.com

Moroccan Nights (wood mount)

Moroccan Nights (clear mount)

Here's a shot of the handwritten note inside...so special.

Stampin-up-card-rich-jutkinsI love being part of a company that values and respects its demonstrators/representatives.  This 10+ year journey with Stampin' Up! has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more years!

If you'd like to know more about being part of Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, please call or email me. Or, if you're ready to purchase the Starter Kit and begin your adventure, click here and get started sharing your love of the product, handmade cards, and paper crafting!


Handmade Thank You Card with New Stampin' Up! Products

Eastern-palace-thank-you-card-1This new suite of products from Stampin' Up! keeps inspiring me to make all kinds of handmade cards including today's thank you card!

These "early release" bundles are still available through May 31, 2017.  While these products will be in the new annual catalog beginning on June 1st, these bundles will not.  Each includes a FREE gift to make your card making easy and fun!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial created with the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.

Here are the two special bundles available until May 31, 2017.  The first listed (Premier Bundle) was used to create today's card.  The Starter Bundle does not contain the coordinating card stock colors, tassels, or the thinlits.

 

 

Lisa Inkings:

  • The Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock ( in Premier Bundle) is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • The bottom layer of designer paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Fresh Fig card stock layer is cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Top layer of designer paper cut at 3" x 4".
  • Scraps of Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, and Tranquil Tide used for die cut pieces.
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies [141705] used to die cut circle and is a great companion for this bundle!

See more information on the Eastern Palace Bundles Here!

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Thanks for joining me for today's thank you card and video tutorial made with these new Stampin' Up! products and I'll see you again soon!

 

 


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!

Starter bundle147196G
 
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!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

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!
 

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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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Here are the supplies used for today's card.  Simply click the links to shop...thank you!

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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

Starter bundle147196G
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!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

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!


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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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*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 taxYou will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

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. 

*Host Code:  EVC3KBUH

*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 taxYou will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

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.