Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #2

Stampin-up-christmas-card-ideas-2017-2aToday's project is another 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea and video tutorial. 

This card features the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

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

Click here to see the Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas card idea and video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Simply click the links to shop! Current Host Code: 32964Y62

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 4" x 4" for stamping and die cutting.
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4", 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and 4" x 4" for die cutting.
  • If you are not using the Layering Squares Framelits, DSP should be cut at 2 1/2" square and the Whisper White for stamping should be cut at 2 3/8" square.

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Thanks for joining me for the second in a series of 2017 Christmas cards and remember you can shop 24/7 in my Online Store!


Tuesday Tip: Using Acetate Overlays in Cardmaking

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your Cards-2This week's tip is the response to a couple of inquiries from my Facebook group regarding using acetate overlays in paper crafting and cardmaking. 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly, these inquiries were pre-Harvey so it's taken me a while to get around to it but it's always been on my to-do list.

The overlays that you'll see in today's video are from two Memories and More collections that I will be sure to list below. 

Let's take a look at the video then we'll talk a little more about it...

Click Here to see this tip video on using acetate overlays in card making on You Tube.

The little snowman on the first card is colored with the soon to be available Stampin' Blends!

Here's the finished "hello" card below...

Acetate-overlay-cardmaking-tipHere are the two Memories and More kits that were used in making the cards for today's video.

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Try using the acetate overlays your cardmaking for a fun accent and I'll see you tomorrow for another Halloween project!

Want To Make A Halloween Card?

Stampin-up-halloween-card-2017-aIf you want to make a fun Halloween card to send, try this version that's featured for today's Makeover Monday. 

I have a friend whose birthday is on Halloween and I usually send her greetings in grand Halloween style! 

I believe that I have mentioned a couple of times {wink} that the Spooky Cat stamp set (and, bundle with the cat punch)  and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has been my favorite suite for crafting my Halloween treats and projects this year.  It's just so darn cute and this little owl is no exception!  Look how cute it is perched on the branch on the brilliantly coordinated designer paper print!

The inspiration for this card is from one of my designs from last year.  Take a look then read on for details on today's card.

Click Here this Halloween card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The moon designer paper print piece is cut to 3" x 3" and mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is 4" wide by 3" tall.
  • The card base is cut from Pumpkin Pie at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Back layer of designer paper is 4" x 5 1/4".
  • I cut 2 strips of striped designer paper at 1/2" x 4" to substitute for the washi tape in the original card.
  • Lace trim with a loopy bow is substituted for the twine in the original.

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used on today's Halloween card:

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Thanks for checking in for today's Halloween card and I hope you'll create one and send to a friend!

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- World Card Making Day 2017 Christmas Card

World-card-making-day-christmas-card-projectThis past weekend, we celebrated World Card Making Day on my Facebook page and this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card project was of the cards shared in a video there.  It is a remake of the card seen in the video posted here today for our Makeover Monday.

The traditional Christmas colors in this card are showcased in this Be Merry Designer Series paper collection (144111) which is included in the month-long designer series paper special, Buy 3, Get 1 Free. (Buy 3, Get the 4th Pack Free.)  This special includes a select group of papers that are listed below:

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Annual (p. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00
Annual (p. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144163 Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144110 Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Holiday (p. 29) 144629 Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper $11.00
Holiday (p. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00
 
 Let's take a look at the video tutorial that was the inspiration for this card.
 
 

You can also find this Christmas card video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used in today's Makeover Monday Christmas Card project. 

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Now's the time to start your Christmas cards with this one as a great idea for gift cards and you can shop 24/7 in my online store for convenience and shipping straight to your door!


World Card Making Day!

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Let's celebrate World Card Making Day!   Join us on our Facebook page HERE tomorrow morning!

Here's what you can expect:

  • Card Making videos!
  • LIVE video presentation!
  • Giveaways!
  • Ordering Incentive!

If you aren't able to join us from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, you'll be able to access the content throughout the weekend!  

Hope to see you there for our World Card Making Day Celebration on our Facebook Page!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Patriot Day Card

Patriots-day-stampin-up-card-1Today's makeover and Stampin' Up! card idea is in honor of Patriot Day and those who lost their lives on September 11. 2001. 

The sentiment "Be the Change" is fitting, don't you think? We can all do our part to make this country and our world a better place.

After searching through my stack of designer series papers,  I found this Cherry Cobbler striped pattern in my Be Merry DSP collection and a couple of Dapper Denim pieces from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack completed the red, white, and blue color combo.

Let's take a look at the Fourth of July card that inspired today's makeover...

You can see this Fourth of July card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's makeover...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4" x 11"; Thick Whisper White.
  • Cut 2 1/4" x 4" of the Cherry Cobbler Stripe.
  • Cut Color Theory DSP Stack pieces: 1 1/4" x 4", 1/2" x 4".
  • Use Heart from Wood Crate Framelits to cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

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Thank you for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card idea in honor of Patriot Day.

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial - Elegant Thank You Card with Embossing Paste

Embossing-paste-thank-you-cardToday's Makeover Monday thank you card features Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!  Love the look of this tone on tone texture! With ink refills in classic ink, you can make any of our beautiful Stampin' Up! colors to match your creation. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this thank you card.  Same idea using stencils with just a different medium. 

You can see this thank you card  video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for today's project:

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Packing today to get on the road back to Texas tomorrow.  Roads are clear for us to get through.  Ready to help my parents with whatever they need ...post Harvey.

Thanks for tuning in for today's thank you card using embossing paste and I'll see you tomorrow with a tip video on coloring that embossing paste!


Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique

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Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.

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Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut to 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Carols of Christmas Card Idea

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For this week's makeover, let's take a look at a Christmas card idea that features the early release stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Carols of Christmas.

This card features the stamp set without the coordinating framelits.  You can see other beautiful samples featuring both the stamps and framelits in this bundle on this page.

Today's version has a couple of changes that I'll share in the inklings below.

You can see this Christmas card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Although I've only used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I've included the links to the bundles with the framelits below.  Just click through below!

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Stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-8-7Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip with stamped images is cut 2" x 4" and is not punched as in the video.
  • Two pieces of ribbon are tied rather than glued as in video.

You'll enjoy working with the Carols of Christmas set for your holiday cards.  Thanks for tuning in for seeing the makeover made with this holiday stamp set.


One Idea, Three Cards #2

Birthday-delivery-card-1Today I have the next in a series of "One Idea, Three Cards".  Many times when we start to create, we'll take a lot of time just trying to come up with a good "idea".  I have found it very helpful to look at a card previously made and put a new spin on it such as you see in my Makeover Mondays.

In this series, you'll see one card being made with another two that were created and completed using the same idea (aka sketch).  This is a huge time saver especially for those of us who might have just a few minutes to sit down and create.  You can see the first in this series HERE.

Let's take a look at the video then read on to see the other two cards.

You can see this birthday card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! Products for this Birthday Delivery Card.

 

Cool-treats-birthday-cardHere's a look at the second card using this idea with the sentiment stamped directly on the base of the card!

Wood-crate-birthday-cardOn this card, a ribbon with tag is used in place of the stamped strip of Whisper White card stock.  The focal point  idea is still the same.

Birthday-delivery-card-2You'll be surprised how helpful it is to use the design or idea from another card!  Thanks for joining in today and I hope you'll try this idea for your next cardmaking project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- It's Your Day Birthday Card with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Birthday-card-makeoverHappy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover birthday card with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!  The Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Collection provides the backdrop for this project that would be a great birthday greeting for anyone!

Before we look at the video that was the inspiration for today's card, I'd like to remind you that today is the last day to earn Bonus Days coupon codes that you can use on you order in August.  That's a $5 coupon for each $50 in product purchase.  Read all about it HERE!

Now, let's take a look at the original card that inspired today's project!

You can see the original birthday card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's makeover.  You can simply click the links to shop.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer Paper angled layer is cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" then trimmed as seen in video.
  • Banner pieces are cut at 1" x 4" and then trimmed to vary length.

Birthday-card-makeover-2 We always need birthday cards, right?  How about making several of these to have on hand and you'll be ready to pop it in the mail!

Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover birthday card and check back tomorrow for holiday news!

 


Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique

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For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!

 

See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

Rubber-stamping-technique-clustering-1Lisa's Inklings:

  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.

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Thank you for checking in for this week's Tuesday Tip.  I hope you'll give this clustering technique a try on your next cardmaking project!

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make An Adorable Pocket Card!

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Happy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover with this adorable pocket card using a sweet stamp set and coordinating paper from Stampin' Up!

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set pairs perfectly with the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper collection.  The combo is super versatile and works well for feminine, masculine, and youthful cards for anyone on your list.  May I suggest sending a card such as this one to someone "just because"?  Imagine all the good feels when your friend, co-worker, or family member finds one of your creations in their mail!   Here's an example of another card that you can create with Pieces & Patterns.

Now, let's take a look at the project video that inspired this card!

You can also see this adorable pocket card video tutorial on You Tube.

Here is a list of the supplies used for today's project.  You can shop with me by just clicking on the links below!  I would be most appreciative and love to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

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Pocket cards are a cute alternative to traditional cards and super fun to make with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits...give it a try and put it in the mail!


Bundle of Love Baby Card

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Today's project is a baby card that I made with the Bundle of Love card set and specialty designer paper for our new grandbaby, Mia Reese.

My schedule had been totally re-vamped, in a good way, with Mia's arrival and the our recent Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to Thailand!  My sleep pattern is finally back to normal, thank goodness, and I've set up a temporary craft room at our daughter's home so that I can craft AND do my job as "Honey" to help around the house and sneak in all the snuggles that I can!

Let's get back to talking about our card project! This sentiment, from one of the cards in the Memories and More kit, was perfect for card for newborn Mia.  And, notice that yummy texture on that background made with our new embossing paste...it is divine!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this Bundle of Love baby card.

You can see this Bundle of Love Baby card here on You Tube.

Here is this Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you!  Thank you for your consideration.

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Bundle-of-love-baby-card-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut to 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper: Cut 2 pieces to 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • Give embossing paste time to dry before assembling.
  • Listed in the supplies above are the Glitter Enamel Dots but I decided to change to Pearl Basic Jewels [144219] for flower centers for the final card.

You can easily adapt this design for a card for a baby boy with a simple change of color!

Have a great weekend and thanks for tuning in for today's Bundle of Love baby card!