Tuesday Tip Paper Crafting- Fill'er Up!

FillerupHappy Tuesday and welcome to this week's tip on making filler!  Making cute, crinkly filler for your handmade boxes and bags is super easy!

Most of you saw this Halloween project using this paper as filler. It's a fun way to top off any gift bag or box.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to...

You can see this paper crafting tip video on You Tube HERE.

You can also use your designer/patterned paper for this. It's a great way to use up your scraps!

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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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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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Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: Dressing Up Your Envelopes for Handmade Cards

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This evening (before Tuesday is over!), I have a quick tip for dressing up those envelopes for your handmade cards.  By using designer or patterened paper that coordinates with your cards, you can create matching envelopes for each one you make!

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

Today's video for dressing up your envelopes for handmade cards can be seen HERE on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings...other ways to dress up envelopes:

  • Stamp image used on card on front lower corner of the envelope.
  • Use a sponge to add a coordinating color to the edges of your envelope.
  • A coordinating color of washi tape can add a "slice" of color when added about 1/4" up from the bottom edge of envelope.
  • Spritz color by mixing ink refill drops with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer.

Try the tip in today's video and the others listed above to dress up those envelopes for your handmade cards!


Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: Using Liquid Glue in Cardmaking

Glue-tip-defaultToday's tip video is in response to a question I received from a reader regarding the use of liquid glue in cardmaking. 

So, today I'm sharing some tips that have worked for me.  Do I ever make a big, sticky mess?  You betcha!  But, if I'll stick to my own advice, it usually works out for the best.

Here's the video with the tips...

You can see the tips for using liquid glue in cardmaking on You Tube. 

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Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: Cutting Card Stock for the Inside of Your Cards

 paper-crafting-tipToday's card making tip is one that you are more than likely using already but if you're just getting into the craft or just curious about what I do, let's talk about cutting card stock for the inside of your cards.  Many times, I'll wait until I'm ready to send the card to finish the inside. It's so nice to find that it's all ready to go when needed.

Here's the video with a few ideas on finishing the inside of your handmade cards.

You can see the video on my You Tube channel here.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Keep a stack of Very Vanilla and Whisper White card stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the insides of your cards.
  • Stamp a coordinating image on the Whisper White or Very Vanilla to decorate the inside of your cards.
  • You can get four pieces from one sheet of card stock.
  • Save the cut strips for stamped sentiments.
  • Save wide strips from other projects to use on the inside of your cards.  You can trim these to fit in length.

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Thanks for stopping by for today's Cardmaking 101 tip and video tutorial on cutting cardstock for the inside of your handmade cards!


Tuesday Tip Product Review- Love Today Planner Kit from Stampin' Up!

  PlannerThe new Stampin' Up! Love Today Planner is the subject of the tip video this week with a little product review for you.

A planner is a must for me to keep organized and my daily to-do lists...how about you?

Take a look and see what you think...

You can see the Love Today Planner Product Review video on You Tube HERE.

Here are some of the planner details:
This is an all-inclusive kit with has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner.

* No dates are printed, so you can start when you want.
* Write, stamp, or draw your own.
* Printed Night of Navy/gold foil binder with gold metal corner accents.
* Binder size: 7-3/4" x 8-3/4"
* Includes Night of Navy 2-ring binder; 12 divider pages; calendar pages; 4 photo protector pages (hold six photos each), 5" x 7"; page lifter, 3" x 8-1/4"; printed and gold foil accent stickers; sticky notes.
* Refill kit available (sold separately).

Here are the links to the products mentioned in the video. 

This planner will help keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet!  I am really enjoying mine and especially love the binder.  Washi Tape would be fun to use and accent borders or create different sections.  Or, keep it as simple as you like.  The Love Today Planner from Stampin' Up! is a great organizer and if you keep a planner, give it a try!


Tuesday Tip- To Snip or Not to Snip?

Tip-6-13-snipsThis week's tip is a very basic one regarding our super scissors in the Stampin' Up! Catalog, Paper Snips. 

Notice that I have two pair of scissors in the photo?  There's a big, important reason for that... HUGE!  If you are not aware of this, I promise you, this tip will save you lots of frustration, time, and ribbon!

If you are a seamstress and/or work with fabric, you are probably already aware of the topic of this video tip.  I hope you are and you can say, "I know that, Lisa!" But, just in case you are not aware, I felt compelled to share it because it can make a big difference in your crafting!

Here's the video with THE tip...I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch...it's less than 3 minutes!

Now, if you were not aware of this, I hope this will make a huge difference for your in your paper crafting and cardmaking!  Do you have scissors dedicated to cutting just ribbon and fabric?  I'd love to know!

 

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Price: $10.00
 

Expert cutting even in small areas. Thin, precision-ground stainless steel tips cut to end of blade.

* 2-1/2" (6.4 cm) blades
* Include safety cover for blades
* Comfort grips

Remember, you'll need two!  Mark one pair with ribbon or fiber and you'll be ready to roll!

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Dress Up Those Note Pads with Your Stampin' Up! Supplies

Customized-sticky-notes-1Did you know that you can easily "dress up" your note pads and sticky notes with your Stampin' Up! supplies?

Today's project and video tutorial is a companion to the project seen here and a variation of the wood crate with the image stamped and embossed directly onto the crate.

Just about everyone uses sticky notes and how fun it is to add a little pizzazz with your stamps, inks, and dies.  Take a look at the video and then give it a try!

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Making gifts like these can really be handy and isn't it fun to find all kinds of uses for your Stampin' Up! supplies?  And, if you don't need a gift why not make one for yourself!

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Tuesday Tip- It's No Mistake! Variations in Stampin' Up! Paper

No-mistake.blog-post-imageStampin' Up! has some beautiful designer paper and today's tip describes some variation in some of the collections that I originally thought was a mistake!  Here are some note cards made with some of the paper.

Rest assured, there is no mistake about it as you'll see in the video below.

Here are the two collections of designer papers referred to in this video that you can order and have delivered straight to your door!

 

 

Here are the other new collections of papers in the catalog:

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Many of the collections have coordinating card stock packs that contain  three colors found in the specific collection.  These carry the names of the coordinating cardstock packs so there's no guess work about what you need to order!

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Tuesday Tip- Stampin' Up! Catalog Information

We are on the road today but I wanted to share some information on the upcoming Stampin' Up! Catalog information.

Here's a quick video:

You can still order from these two outgoing catalogs through the evening of May 31, 2017.  The new catalog goes LIVE on June 1, 2017 at NOON, MT.

Please let me know if I can help you or if you have questions!

Have a great Tuesday!


Tuesday Tip- Making Envelopes for Handmade Cards

IMG_5103.jpgHappy Tuesday, everyone, and welcome to this week's tip on making envelopes for your handmade cards.  If you have used the envelope punch board extensively, you are more than likely familiar with this information.  But, if you are new to envelope making and do not have an Envelope Punch Board, this may be helpful for you.

I created this envelope for this graduation card.  Take a look at the video to see how I determined the size envelope to make.

The Envelope Punch Board is a nifty tool for not only envelopes but also boxes and treat wraps...

The possibilities are numerous!  It's a tool that you will find helpful for many projects!

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Thanks for checking in today. I've been trying to fight off a nasty head cold so I haven't felt much like crafting lately...shock, I know!  I should be back in full swing soon. I'll have some things to share so be sure to visit throughout the week.  In the meantime, try your hand at creating envelopes and other fun projects with your envelope punch board!


Make a Sunflower with the Easter Medallion Thinlits

SunflowersThis week's paper crafting tip is how to make a sunflower with the new Eastern Medallion Thinlits from Stampin' Up!  These thinlits are none like I've ever worked with in paper crafting! Beautiful and versatile; there are so many combinations.  I've just barely covered the tip of the iceberg!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits are available from May 1- 31, 2017 in a Premier Bundle early release of the Eastern Palace Suite of products from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  There are two available bundles as seen below:

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Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
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Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
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Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!
 

Today's tip is a video tutorial showing you how I've constructed a sunflower with these medallions and the help of the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Let's take a look...

Here are the supplies mentioned and used in today's project video tutorial for making sunflowers with the Eastern Medallions.

 

 


Tuesday Tip: A RAK Card for Someone Special

Make-a-card-RAK-1Today's tip for a RAK card for someone special was inspired by my mom many years ago.  With four children (I am the oldest), she always found a way to do something special for each of us.  When I was in high school and going through busy days, tryouts for this and that, or just for no reason at all, I would find a note on her special stationery or little gift in my zippered pencil pouch in my notebook during the first class of the day.  It ALWAYS made the day so much better.  It was a connection to home, the place where I was loved  unconditionally, and nurtured and supported. 

With that in mind, I was inspired to create these cute little cards that have space for a quick note, hand drawn heart, or just a "Love, Mom" (or Grandma or, in my case, Honey.)  

Here's the video for this idea but you can make these with any supplies you have on hand.

Here's a list of a few of the supplies that I used in the video:

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Do you have any ideas for RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) using your card making supplies?  Have something special that you so for your children or grandchildren?  Please share in the comment section below...I'd love to be inspired by you! 

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Thank you for joining me for this special post with a special card making video tutorial and I'll see you again soon!


Tuesday Tip- Rubber Stamping 101: Lining Up Those Photopolymer Stamps

Lining-up-photopolymer-stampsPhotopolymer Stamps from Stampin' Up! are great to work with and today I have a tip for helping to line these up on your clear blocks.

Photopolymer stamps are completely clear and help to give you the perfect placement when stamping.  Whenever this option is available, I prefer the photopolymer over our clear mount or wood mount which are both made from red rubber.  While these are exceptional stamps, I just prefer the photopolymer for the ease of placement.  Every stamper has their own preference and the photopolymer stamps are my first choice when making my purchases.

Take a look at the video tutorial below for today's Rubber Stamping 101 tip for lining up your stamps.

Here are some clear blocks and supplies such as seen in the video:

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Grid Paper
$11.00

Want to see another tip for when using photopolymer stamps? Click HERE.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on lining up photopolymer stamps and I'll see you again in the next post!