Make An Easter Triangle Treat Box

Triangle-easter-treat-boxThese triangle boxes are just the right size for treats this Easter.  It's just the right size to hold a few  wrapped chocolate eggs or miniature candy bar.

The Inside the Lines Designer Paper is so pretty for spring and you can still earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  You can just color parts of it as in this project and it highlights a particular section making a striking focal point.  Here's another card with just a pop of color using Inside the Lines.

I've recorded a video so you can see how easy it is to make one of these little boxes.  It's a fun shape and fun to open. Let's take look at the tutorial below.

Check out the supply list below and read on for some more details that may help you...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper 3" x 6" and score at 3" on the long side.
  • Make a tick mark at 1 1/2" on each short side.
  • You'll just need a scrap piece of Whisper White and Gold Foil for the punched circles.

Triangle-easter-treat-box-2Hope you enjoyed today's Easter Treat Triangle Treat Box and I'll see you on Monday... have a great weekend!


Beautiful Card for Our Daughter's Birthday

Succulent-garden-springtime-daughter-birthday-cardToday is our youngest daughter's birthday and this is her card made with the beautiful So Succulent Bundle.  This set continues to amaze me with its versatility.  It works for so many of those occasions that you may need a card as well as for really pretty home decor items.  This is just one of many cards that I've made with these succulents.

Notice how you can see the detail of the succulents in the card above?  All is takes is a few Stampin' Dimensionals to raise some of those die cut images and your card goes 3D!  That's fun and easy!

See the card that inspired this one in the video from the past below.  It's a "foxy" card!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is 4 1/4" x 1" in Mint Macaron.
  • Designer Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut at 3/4" x 4".
  • Some scrap pieces of Whisper White  were used for stamping and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's birthday card makeover.

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Try creating a birthday card like today's makeover for your next project and I'll see you again soon.


Easy Fold DIY Gift Box Video Tutorial

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Today's project is a Easy Fold DIY Gift Box.  You'll love how easy this box is to assemble as you'll see in the video tutorial.  

Giving a gift in adorable handmade packaging makes it all the more special.  Your friends and family will love it! You'll start with one piece of designer paper or card stock, make a few scores and folds, and put it all together with some of our awesome Stampin' Up! Adhesive. 

Speaking of scores, if you don't have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool in your stash of tools and supplies, you'll want to get one to make all of your cute 3D projects and boxes in a snap!

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 9" x 5 1/2"
  • On the short side, score at 1" from both sides.
  • On the long side, score at 1" and 4" from both sides.

You'll also want to check out this easy tw0-piece gift box HERE.  It's a cute one, too.

Easy-fold-diy-gift-box-3-15-17bHere is the Stampin' Up! list that was used to make today's project.

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Don't forget the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

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Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: About Stamping Sponges

Sponges.blog-post-imageGood morning and welcome to this week's tip about Stamping Sponges.  After receiving a question regarding the sponges from a You Tube viewer, I decided to address the inquiry in this weekly format.

Stamping sponges are simple, low tech tools that can produce dramatic results in your cardmaking  and paper crafts.  Pair these with our Stampin' Up inks and you can create beautiful works of art.  Whether sponging edges of a die cut, card stock layer, or card base, you'll add a touch of unexpected color.

The question presented was regarding cleaning or washing of Stamping Sponges.  Take a look at today's video for my take on this...

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Tuesday Tip about sponges and I'll see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday- Make A Cute Card for a Friend

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Anytime is a good time to send a cute card to a friend and this week's Makeover Monday is a cute card you can make with the Hey Chick Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

This one goes together easily with the help of designer paper and a strip of washi tape.  The cute hen is watercolored easily with an aqua painter and our Stampin' Up! ink pads. 

Let's take a look at the cheery card that inspired today's card making creation.  Watch below or you can see it here on You Tube.

Here is the supply list for today's Hey Chick cardmaking makeover.  Notice the price of "Hey Chick" below?  $0.00!  That's right!  You can only get this set as a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with your $50 product purchase! (Price is before shipping and tax.)

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Make-a-cute-card-for-a-friend-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Designer paper pieces cut at 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" and 3 x 3 1/2".
  • Thick Whisper White for stamping cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/4".

Hope today's makeover inspires you to make a cute card for a friend ...see you again soon!



A Matchbook for Easter?

Matchbook-Easter-treat-2017aThis little matchbook makes a cute little wrap for an Easter treat.  I think it's just the right size for a Ghirardelli chocolate but I dare not buy any because I LOVE chocolate!  Anyway, a little basket full of these would be so cute on your table this spring.  Be warned, though! Chocolate lovers in your family may not be able to resist.

You can cut several of these from one sheet of card stock and with a few scores, it can be assembled in a few minutes.  The Succulent Framelits have several dies that will enable you to make all kinds of flowers including the ones you see here.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial and you can see how easy these little matchbooks can be!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Mint Macaron base to 5 1/2" x 2". 
  • Score at 2 1/4" and 4 7/8".
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" and 1/2" x 1 7/8".
  • Use a little SNAIL adhesive to hold your treat inside the matchbook.

Want to make this cute little Easter matchbook?  Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List.

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Try these little matchbooks for Easter this year and have fun sharing sweet treats!


Make a Pretty Floral Easter Card

Make-a-sweet-Easter-card-2017It's not too early to be thinking about making pretty floral Easter cards, right?  The Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper burst with springtime goodness in color and pattern.

The sentiment for this greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set from Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Crafters, it's a must have for your collection!  I can't tell you how many times that I have reached for this set since receiving it.  It works for a variety of occasions and has some beautiful fonts, too. Here's another example here.

This is a simply constructed card but the designer paper really makes it beautiful.  See the assembly process in today's video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Watermelon Wonder Base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Succulent Garden Designer Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4".

I cut my oval then stamped but you can reverse that process if you are more comfortable doing it that way. Make-a sweet Easter card 2017bHere's are the supplies that I used to make this project. 


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Try making a pretty floral Easter card to send a beautiful greeting to someone this April!


Tuesday Tip- Rubber Stamping 101: Marvelous Markers

Tipsmarkers.blog-post-imageThere are many marvelous ways to use Stampin' Up! Markers in rubber stamping in card making and today I'll share a few.  There is a Stampin' Write Marker for each of the colors in the main Color Collections( except Whisper White and Very Vanilla)  as well as one for each In Color.  It's a great way to have all of our wonderful colors at your fingertips.  

Each marker comes dual tipped...a brush tip and a fine point tip.  The ink lasts for a long while but you'll want to store on the sides rather than in a vertical position.

Let's take a look at today's tip video for more ideas...

Lisa's Inkings:

  • Best to color with the side of the brush tip as to keep the it in tip top shape.
  • See another time saving tip for using markers HERE.
  • Our Stampin' Write Markers and our Classic Stampin' Pad colors are the same!  Coordination of products makes crafting a breeze!

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You can also purchase markers in separate color families if you wish.  Purchasing as listed above will give you the carrying case for all of your markers.  There is room for your In Color Markers, too.

I hope these Stampin' Write Marker tips were helpful and you will enjoy using these on your paper crafting projects!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Making A Special Birthday Card

Make-a-special-birthday-cardLet's start the week off with a special birthday greeting for today's cardmaking project.  This card layout is one of my favorites.  It is such a simple one but has a unique twist by angling pieces of card stock behind the main layer.  Here you can see that the contrasting colors used were "copied" from the colors of ink used for the stamped image.

The Oh So Succulent Bundle used here is a favorite from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  There are so many possibilities and combinations with the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Used separately or together, you'll come up with endless ideas for your springtime crafting.  Succulents are all the rage now in home decor and crafting.  Love that Stampin' Up! is right on trend.

The video below is the card that was the inspiration for today's makeover. You can see the original post about this card HERE. Take a look and then read on for some specifics.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cut your two layers of neutral card stock at 4" x 5 1/4" and 2 1/2" x 4".
  • Cut the two layers of contrasting card stock 3 " x 4 1/2" and 2 3/4" x 4 1/4".

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Thanks for tuning in for today's special birthday card idea and I'll see you in the next post.


Make a Treat For A Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Treat-RAK-1Today's project is a simple treat wrap that would be a sweet Random Act of Kindness for someone you know.  In my last blog post, I shared an idea for an inspirational card that you could send through the mail.  This paper crafting project is one you could leave on a co-workers desk, in your child's room, your spouse's lunch...you get the idea!

The stamp set used here is one you can earn for FREE through March 31st!  With each $50 in product purchase on a single Stampin' Up! order, you can earn a Sale-A-Bration product! See your choices HERE and HERE!

See the simple how-to in the video below then read on for project details...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 8 1/2" x 2 3/4".
  • Score on the long side at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 3/4", and 8".
  • Slip a pack of gum or other small treat inside the opening.  Use a little bit of adhesive to secure your treat.

Here's the list of supplies used in the video. 
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Treat-for-RAK-2I'll bet you know someone right now who would love this! Use this treat idea for a Random Act of Kindness for someone you know and brighter their day.


Make An Inspirational Card

Make-an-inspirational-card-1Today I want to share how to make this inspirational card using some beautiful Stampin' Up! products.  The Rose Wonder stamp set has been around for a while but I just recently added it to my collection specifically for the beautiful sentiments and verses.  This one is appropriate to share hope, encouragement, or for sending condolences.  Pair it elements from the beautiful Falling In Love collection in the Occasions Catalog for a stunning creation.

Do you find yourself needing cards like this one often?  I know that there is always someone in my life that can use these messages of hope and to know that someone is thinking about them.  I bet you can make a list of at least 5 people...family, friends, co-workers...that would be truly blessed with an inspirational card from you.  What do you think?

In today's video, let's walk through the process and then think about what you can create to keep on hand or send today!

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card base to 4 1/4" x 11".
  • You'll need about a 3" x4" piece of Very Vanilla for this die cut sentiment.
  • Designer Paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".

If you'd like to make this inspirational card, here's the Stampin' Up! shopping list:

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Make-an-inspirational-card-2Thanks for stopping by today and  if you enjoy making inspirational cards to send to friends, leave a comment below...I'd love to know!


Tuesday Tip- Rubber Stamping 101: First Time Use of Photopolymer Stamps

Tuestip228If you love using photopolymer stamps, this tip will be helpful in preparing your stamps before first use.  The ease and convenience of using these photopolymer stamps in your paper crafting and card making is great.  But, there is a step that I like to take before using my new stamps for the first time.

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

If you've ever used photopolymer stamps, brand spankin' new out of the box, you may have possibly noticed an uneven image when stamping.  I've found that if I do the VersaMark trick as seen in the video, I seldom have this problem.  Do I forget sometimes? You bet I do!  I will just clean my stamp and go through the process of inking in VersaMark before giving it another try.

It's a fact that your photopolymer stamps will most likely get stained from your inks.  It's ok.  Just clean after each use and it will be good and ready to go for the next time.  Want to minimize that staining?  Try the VersaMark trick first.  While it doesn't prevent all staining, I've found that it does indeed minimize it.

Here's another tip for anytime you are using photopolymer stamps.  Use a Stampin' Pierce Mat as a cushion.  It will give you even pressure and ink coverage and also protect your work surface.

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For two more Rubber Stamping 101 tips see one here with a markers tip and here for an ink tip.

Give this VersaMark trick a try! I hope you've found this Rubber Stamping 101 tip for photopolymer stamps helpful and I'll see you in the next post.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Build a Masculine Birthday Card

Make-a-masculine-birthday-card-1Today is my sweet husband's birthday and the makeover is his masculine themed birthday card made with the Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park with the bundles in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and this one is no exception!  I love these tools and their coordinating framelits!

The card that was the inspiration for this one is in the video below. You can see the original post HERE. More details below the video...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • In the makeover, the layout of elements from the card in the video served as the inspiration.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • The textured area is Basic Gray cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Delightful Dijon Banner is cut at 2" x 5 1/4" then punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • The dies in the framelits collection were used to cut the background embellishments and shapes.

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Make A Little Birthday Box

Make-a-birthday-box-1Have you ever found that you need a really cute little box for small birthday gift?  You know those little gifts that are just "a little something".

It is said that presentation is everything and while that might not be true all of the time, when it comes to paper crafting, we can blow it out of the water.

Our creations really can "make" a birthday gift that says, "I remembered it's your day".  Who wouldn't appreciate that?

I know that I can give our daughters a package of gum, for example, and if it's packaged in a handmade box or bag, they are thrilled and delighted.  I bet you've had a similar experience, right?

Well, today's little birthday box fits the bill.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The box base measurement is 5" x 3 3/8".  Cut two of these pieces from your chosen color of cardstock.
  • On one of these pieces, score 1" on all four sides.  This will be the box bottom.
  • On the other piece, score a little less than 1" on all four sides.  This will be the top.  Be sure to watch the video for clarification.
  • Cut designer paper as follows: 2 pieces at 1 3/8" x 7/8", two pieces at 2 7/8"x 7/8", and one piece for the top of the box at 2 7/8" x 1 3/8".

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Delight someone with a little gift inside this little birthday box that you'll make and it will make your day, too!


Cardmaking with a Vintage Style

Cardmaking-with-vintage-look-1Do you love cards with a vintage style?  I love using sponges and neutral inks to create the aged look.  Today's card takes the ever so popular Lift Me Up Bundle and gives it a different twist. 
Crumb Cake clouds? Sure!  This aged/vintage look is easy to create with sponges and this much loved color from the Stampin' Up! Neutrals Collection. 
In the video below, you'll see how the clouds were added as the background for the hot air balloons. That pop of color was another sponging technique!
Let's take a look at the tutorial below...

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