12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 2- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Treat Box

Halloween-2017-2a-treat-boxWelcome to Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017 with this cute Jack-o-Lantern Box for a mini treat!  This is little box is just right for holding a couple of hard candies, chocolates, or miniature candy bars.

How in the world did I come up with this "face"?  With the help of one of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous punches.  Take a look at the video to see how it all pulls together.

You can see this Halloween 2017 treat box video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Halloween-2017-c-treatHere are the supplies used for today's Halloween project.  Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pumpkin Pie card stock is cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Score with long side up at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".  Turn and score at 3/4".  This will score box bottom.
  • Punch the Fox Builder Punch twice on Basic Black card stock.
  • Thin strips of Old Olive card stock makes the filler.  See the video how-to HERE.

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Hope you're looking forward to our next project and you've enjoyed this Mini Treat Box for Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!

 


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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Thank you for tuning in for today's filler how-to and I'll see you tomorrow with another Halloween project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

Let's take a look at the inspiration for this card in the following video tutorial.

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

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 1

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Can you believe it's time to begin the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017?  To start you off, here's a cute Frankenstein treat bag!

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I haven't made a cute Halloween "Frankie" in several years so it was about time to give him another showing.   In this project, we made a card with our now retired Top Note Die. 

For those of us who create for Halloween, we need ideas for treats and home decor, right?  For the most part, this is the trend I've noticed in the past few years so for the 2017 12 Weeks series that will be our focus.

Let's take a look at today's video!

You can see Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's video.  Just click the pics!

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the Lemon Lime Twist card stock to 6 1/4" x 11" to cut the Mini Treat Bag.
  • Assemble the bag and cut the top edge off the back of the bag as seen in the video.
  • Cut the following circle punches: 1/2"- 1 Basic Black (cut in half), 3/4" Circles- 2 Basic Black, 1" Circles- 2 Lemon Lime (cut in half...you'll use three pieces) and 2 Whisper White.

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This is a fun Halloween project so give it a try! 

Thanks for tuning in for Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017...see you again soon!


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.


Early Release from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

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During the month of August, your will have early access to one of our top-trending bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog!
This is a beautiful combo of products and you will love using for early holiday crafting.
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Let's take a look at it in this video from the Home Office!
 
 

Here is a close up look at the samples...

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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!

 

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Birthday Note Card

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday project with a sweet birthday note card made with the beautiful Eastern Beauty Bundle from Stampin' Up!

If you're looking for a way to make a card and shorten the steps, try keeping a supply of our Note Cards with Envelopes on hand!  You'll have your card base ready to go and a smaller card front area to adorn with your stamped images, designer papers, and embellishments! Get them in both Very Vanilla and Whisper White!  You'll get 20 cards and envelopes in each pack for only $6.00!  That's amazing!

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-2Let's take a look at the video that inspired this today's card...

You can see this original video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card!  Remember you'll earn a $5 Bonus Coupon from Stampin' Up! to use in August for each $50 in product purchase in July!  Read more about it HERE!

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7-17-birthday-notecard-video-4Lisa's Inklings:

  • Experiment with layering different patters.  If it's pleasing to your eye, go for it!  The photo above shows my final combo that I decided to use.  The first two made my brain say "whaaaat??" Wish I would have taken those pics! ;)
  • The Fresh Fig piece is cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • The Tranquil Tide pattern is cut  3" x 4 1/2".
  • The Gold Foil patterned piece is cut 2" x 4 1/4".

Try using the Note Cards to create a stack of birthday cards to have on hand and I'll see you tomorrow with another tip!


Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle Video

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Here's another beauty from the Stampin' Up! Catalog, the Oh So Eclectic Bundle!  The images and framelits are just beautiful!

Get a good look at it with this video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office.

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The Oh So Eclectic Bundle is available in the Stampin' Up! Online Store through the links below:

Oh So Eclectic Wood Mount Bundle

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Here's a closer look at the stamp images...

 

 Here's a closer look at the framelits:

The textural variations in this stamp set offers an indeterminable number of creative possibilities and the framelits are a perfect companion. Add the Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle to your collection and make some beautiful projects to share with family and friends.


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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