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!

Tuesday Tip: Cardmaking 101- Undercover Secret

Tip-undercover-secretCardmaking 101 and Undercover Secret may not seem like a likely combination (and, even a little risque)but I'm sure you'll love this tip that's featured today!

Several of the new designer series paper collections in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog have some wonderful images that can be fussy cut or die cut to use on your cardmaking and other paper crafting projects.

 

Here are the three collections below.  One Christmas themed, one Halloween themed, and one perfect for Autumn paper crafting:

If you are in love with Designer Series Paper as much as me, you'll understand when I say that it's just so hard to cut into that beautiful paper!

Well, today's tip will show you how to get the most of these beautiful paper collections especially when using these special images that can be cut and used as a focal point or lovely accent on your projects.

Let's take a look...

 

If you are unable to watch the cardmaking tip video above, hop on over to my You Tube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe so that you'll get notice of all of my new videos.

Was I right?  Isn't this a great tip?  No one who receives your paper crafting/cardmaking projects will ever know this little secret!  Talk about a way to stretch your supplies!...gotta love that!

Ready to go undercover? Here are the designer series papers that you'll need!

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Tuesday Tip: Rubber Stamping 101- A Little Time Saver for Photopolymer Stamps

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Hello and welcome to a little saving tip for this week for rubber stamping!  In particular, I wanted to share this method for stamping the "potions" in the little bottles seen on this Halloween project yesterday. 

This is especially helpful for two step stamping with photopolymer stamps...stamping one image then a coordinating over top.

One of my Stars Team member recently shared this tip at our virtual team meeting.  (Thanks, Kristen!)  I thought it was a great tip so wanted to record a video tutorial for you and share it here.

This little time saver is one for your photopolymer (our totally clear) stamps.  Let's take a look at this quick video!

Click here to see this time saving tip for stamping with your photopolymer stamps on You Tube.

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Tuesday Tip: Special Kits for Your Holiday Crafting!

PP_Coordinating_Kits_Shareable_new_subscriberWelcome to a special, simple and fun holiday crafting experience coming to you soon from Paper Pumpkin! Welcome to a Season of Style!

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Tuesday Tip- Coloring Embossing Paste

Colored-embossing-pasteBefore Tuesday has come and gone,  I wanted to share this week's tip on coloring your embossing paste.  We drove home to Texas today and I just finished the unpacking and setting up my craft area/office here. 

This coloring technique was used on this card that was posted here on Ink and Inspirations yesterday.  This is an easy way to achieve a beautiful tone on tone texture on your paper crafting projects.

Let's take a look at today's tip video...

You can also see this tip video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on coloring embossing paste and I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween banner.


Tuesday Tip- Sponge Brayers

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Quick check in with you again today with a tip on using the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up!  Our area in SE Texas is still getting rain with Tropical Storm Harvey making landfall (again) today.  We are still ok with no water in the house but lost power this morning.  We are still in the Ozarks and keeping close tabs with folks at home.  Please continue to pray for Texas.

I've really enjoyed using this new sponge brayer to get inky with my projects.  Let's take a look at today's video.

Thanks for tuning in...checking on family now.  I'll be back tomorrow for another Halloween Project!


Tuesday Tip- Customer Q & A- Envelope Punch Board

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your CardsToday's tip is an answer to a recent customer question regarding the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!  If you are new to the punch board world, considering purchasing one, or just need a refresher, I hope you find today's video helpful.  It's a handy tool and can make many different sizes of envelopes.

Create your own envelopes from our Envelope Paper, Designer Series Paper, or cardstock in up to 66 different sizes.

* Sizing chart printed on board
* Measurements provided in inches and centimeters
* Scoring tool included
* Has convenient slot for storing scoring tool.

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

You can also see this tip video on the Envelope Punch Board here on You Tube.

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You can see from the samples above that the Envelope Punch Board has many uses!  You can get yours HERE today!

 

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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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