Stampin' Blends Tip with Magical Day

Magical-day-stampin-blends-tipIt's a Magical kind of Day with this cute card and a Stampin' Blends tip. Oh my goodness!  I love this set!  Did you see the little knight on the card that was featured on Monday? These images are a lot of fun to color with Stampin' Blends, beautiful alcohol markers.  The supply on these is getting low so be sure you order yours soon!  The Pink Pirouette and Pool Party blends are not available but most of the others were still available as of this writing.

For today's technique tip, we will be using the Color Lifter to add some definition to the image.  The Color Lifter actually lifts the color off the paper.  I think it is so cool!  I'm by no means an expert in coloring with the Blends but I just have fun with it and encourage you to do so, too!  The best way to "learn" is to just play around with these markers.  You will be surprised how easy it is!

Let's take a look at today's video with Magical Day and Stampin' Blends.

Click here to see this Stampin' Blends tip with Magical Day on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This image is stamped and colored on Thick Whisper White card stock. 
  • Always use Memento Tuxedo Black Ink when using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.
  • Use the Color Lifter to add dimension and accent to your images.
  • Click here for the Ink and Inspirations Project Details.

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Ink and Inspirations Project Details HERE.

Lisa's February Specials:

  • *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! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!
  • Become a member of our Ink and Inspiraitions Stars Team and choose any two stamp sets for FREE to add to your Starter Kit!

Have fun with Stampin' Blends and this tip seen on this Magical Day card and I'll see you again soon!

 


Make a Birthday Card with Magical Day!

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Today's project is a fun birthday card with the Magical Day stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. 

I love this set and the coordinating framelits and designer paper.  These products make a fun card for kids of all ages.   Last week, I made this box with a darling mermaid from the set.

The rich colors from the designer paper inspired the coloring of the knight with my Stampin' Blends.  I think I could color with those beauties all day long...so very relaxing.

This card is a makeover of the one seen in the video below.  I switched things up a bit since I needed to add a sentiment.  Rather than add another die cut or punched element, I decided to white emboss the sentiment directly on the card base.  It just pops on that Dapper Denim base, doesn't it?

Take a look at the video below to see the basic steps for this card.

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This is a great layout if you need a starting point for a card. 
  • Use the designer paper that you choose as inspiration for your ink and card stock color choices.
  • Try combining patterns as I did on both the card in the video and the makeover with Magical Day.  Notice one print is bolder than the other on each card.
  • Click here to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Details for this makeover.

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Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *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! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Order your Magical Day Bundle and Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Paper today to make this super cute birthday card!

 


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Shaker Card with Sunshine & Rainbows

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-1Last night on Live with Lisa on Facebook, we created this really fun shaker card with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.  My local Stamp Club made this card at out February session. It was designed by my assistant, Alicia...isn't it the best?

 

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-2The Sunshine & Rainbows bundle it a wonderful duo to add to your collection.  Add some of our Window Sheets, Iridescent Sequins, Gold Glitter Flakes, and Foam Adhesive Strips to your order and you'll be making beautiful shaker cards  in no time!

If you'd like to see the recording of the LIVE video, the video is posted below.  It's a bit lengthy so grab a bag of popcorn and your favorite  beverage! ;)

Remember to add an Embossing Buddy to your order!

*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!

Here's the Mini Pizza Box shown in the video.  Love that pot of gold!

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Reminder: Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the other cards shown in the above video.

Thanks for checking in for the Sunshine & Rainbows Shaker card from Live with Lisa on Facebook...have a great weekend!- Lisa

 


Live with Lisa on Facebook Tonight!

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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. Excited about showing you a fun cardmaking project!

You may CLICK HERE to go there now.  If you check in at 7:30 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, not to worry! 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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, LIVE videos, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    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!


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:

  • *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!
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

 


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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*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!

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:

 

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    • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
      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!


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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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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!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team!

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:

  • 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: 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.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price! 

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!