Tip for Displaying Handmade Cards

  Display-handmade-cardsToday's quick video is a tip for displaying handmade cards which may be helpful for some of you creative card makers out there.  The little vintage items mentioned in the video are a fun "hunt" item when visiting flea markets, antique shops, and yard sales.  I have SEVERAL in my collection and I never pass the opportunity to add to that collection!

Let's take a look at the video.  You may have seen these and not realized the great value!

You may also see this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe and click on the bell while you are there so you won't miss any of my new recordings.

I'd love to know if you have a special way of displaying your handmade cards...comment below and let us know!

 


Facebook Friday- Back to School, 6:30 PM Central

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Tune in to Facebook Friday on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, tonight at 6:30 PM Central.  This week...a cute mini class for back to school!

This class is pre-recorded since we are attending a family reunion this weekend.  I will post details of the projects here on this post  at a later date.

Comment on this post for the chance to win a prize through a random drawing!  Winner will be announced next Friday.

Please join in for this special, pre-recorded edition of Facebook Friday tonight!

 


Handmade Card with Tea Room Suite

Another Stampin' Up! Card Idea with the Tea Room Suite
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The Tea Room Suite from Stampin' Up!® is a beautiful collection of products that make for simply elegant cardmaking.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper is a beautiful collection with 24 sheets in one pack!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for today's card.

 You can see this video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  While you are there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Here, Calypso Coral is used.  You will also need a small piece to stamp and die cut the teacup.
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Very Vanilla for stamping and die cutting the images.

Here is the supply list for today's card...

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 Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking project with the Tea Room Suite and I'll see you again soon!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Makeover

Stampin-up-cardmaking-makeover-animal-outing-1Today's Stampin' Up! cardmaking idea is a makeover of a Christmas card that we made last year.  Now, you'll have to watch the video to see the original card but you will see how easy it is to take a card that you've made previously and use that as a starting point for another card.  

This creation really shows off the Animal Outing stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  And, that Leaf Ribbon...isn't it awesome??!!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this Stampin' Up! cardmaking makeover.

 

You can also click HERE to see the video tutorial on YouTube.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click the "bell" to get notice of all my new videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Die cut a square large enough for your stamped image.
  • Die cut the layering scallop squares from the two colors to back the main image.
  • Cut your designer paper pieces to 5 1/4" x 4", 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", and 5 1/4" x 1/2".

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this project.

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Stampin' Up! Card Ideas with Blended Seasons

Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-1Today's video tutorial features three card ideas, including the one seen above, made with the limited time, Blended Seasons bundle and  one pass throught the Big Shot.

This bundle is very versatile and is available in August 2018, while supplies last!

Let's take a look at the video with some ideas on using this bundle with three card ideas.

You can see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. While you're there,  be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my videos.

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 August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

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Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-3Thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card ideas using Blended Seasons and I'll see you again soon!


Simple Tip for Scrapbooking Memory Keeping

Memoriesandmore12200BToday's post and video offers a very simple scrapbooking/memory keeping/journaling tip but first, a few questions for you...

  • Have you been scrapbooking/memory keeping for years? ...like "on and off" since childhood?
  • Do you feel like you are always "behind"?
  • Do you have stacks of photos that you need to preserve...like, put in an album?
  • Or, do you have pictures in an album with no journaling, names, or dates?
  • Do you have the desire or need to start memory keeping but don't know where to begin?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you will want to keep reading.

This crafter (ME!) has been memory keeping since elementary school.  Not consistently, mind you, but enough to have recorded memories from the "good ole days!"  Once our girls got involved in so many activities in high school, the need to scrapbook presented itself in a big way.  But, I tried to get too elaborate with my pages and burnt out very quickly.   

Then comes the collaboration of Stampin' Up! with Project Life.  Man, was this easier and took much less time! And, it was so much fun!  But, then, that partnership ended BUT Stampin' Up! introduced their own pocket memory keeping system, Memories and More!  Thank you, Stampin' Up!

If you answered "yes" to being "behind" question or you have a stack of photos tucked away in a drawer, don't let it stop you from pressing forward.  Start with ONE occasion, holiday, birthday, vacation, etc. and go from there.  And, if you're just wanting to get started, check out the Memories and More supplies HERE.

Oh, wait....you prefer, traditional scrapbooking?  No worries. I combine both traditional and pocket pages in my memory keeping.  Check out this recent page HERE.

Now, let's address the journaling/notes part of memory keeping.  (And, I refer to it as "memory keeping" because scrapbooking scares some folks away.)  The video below will give you a tip that has really helped me....especially when I delay in getting this part done!

Hope this scrapbooking/memory keeping tip is helpful to you so please let me know in the comments below!


Facebook Live Blended Seasons Project and a Giveaway!

Blended-seasons-fall-1Last night on my Facebook LIVE, we had lots of fun with the Blended Seasons Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The products in this "Color Your Season" promotion are only available while supplies last during August 2018.  The Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are rightly named.  These products can be used on cardmaking and paper crafting projects throughout the year.  There are elements for winter, spring, summer, and fall.  The sentiments in combination with the images and dies can be used to create Thank You cards,  Birthday and Wedding cards, Christmas cards, and more.

The card project from last night is a fall themed Thank You card as seen in the photos here.  Stampin' Blends were used to color the leaves which were stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.

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 Here are the products used to create this Blended Seasons card.

Click here to access the link to the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet FREE PDF with project details.

 

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Thanks for checking in for this Blended Seasons card idea and be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into a random drawing for a Powder Pink Ink Pad giveaway!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Friday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Join in the fun tonight on Facebook Live on my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown business page!

We will be making a card with the beautiful Blended Seasons bundle!

See you tonight!

6:30 PM Central

7:30 PM Eastern

5:30 PM Mountain

4:30 PM Pacific


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video Tutorials- Little Details Make A Big Difference

Little-Details-cardmaking-blended-seasonsToday's cardmaking video tutorial features the Limited Time offering, Blended Seasons Bundle, with some little details that make a big difference.

The Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies are available from Stampin' Up! only during August 2018--- while supplies last!  This bundle has beautiful stamps and shapes for any season of the year.  See below for ordering details for this sweet bundle of products!

In this cardmaking project video, you'll see how to easily add color to a die cut and make it the focal point of your card.  It's the little details that have the big impact!  Speaking of details, did you notice the faux stitching in the photo above...Beautiful!  These were easily created with a pass through the Big Shot!

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

See this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel HERE and be sure to SUBSCRIBE while you're there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Poppy Parade cut 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Granny Apple Green cut 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Whisper White cut 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and you will also need a piece cut 1 x 3 for sentiment and some scrap for the die cut flower stem.
  • You'll need approx. 3 X 6 piece of designer paper.

Here are the supplies needed for today's cardmaking project.  

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 August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.

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Cardmaking-details-blended-seasonsAdd those little details to fancy up your cardmaking and order your favorites from the Color Your Seasons Promotion today!


Stampin' Up! Detailed with Love

Stampin' Up! has some beautiful offerings in the annual catalog and the Detailed with Love Bundle and coordinating products is no exception. 

The bundle includes the Detailed Trio Punch so you can quickly punch out a scallop corner and ribbon hole for your projects. The peek through and scallop corner can be used separately or together.  You can also purchase the punch separately (without the stamp set)...just click on the photo below.

Let's take a look at a video showcasing these beautiful products from the Stampin' Up! Home Office.

 

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See all of the beautiful bundles from Stampin' Up! HERE in the Online Store.

Lisa's "Cruise" Specials:

  • Use the Host Code H9Y6T9PQ with an online order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots as a gift from me.
  • From July 17-30, 2018, place an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots and a BONUS surprise gift from me!
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CODE IF YOUR ORDER TOTALS $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX.  I WILL STILL SEND YOUR GIFT AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE PRODUCT!
  • Get Double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards with any order of $25 or more placed between July 17th and July 30th, 2018.
  • Gifts will be mailed the week of August 14, 2018. Online

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 Facebook LIVE and a Giveaway

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Here's another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea to wind up our Christmas in July Week here on inkandinspirations.com

There were some technical difficulties with the original LIVE  broadcast (blurriness) so I gave it another try.  You'll see the "better" video below.  The beginning is a little fuzzy but it clears up nicely so you can see the how-to video.

Card Details:

  • Card base is Real red CS cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White for main image is cut 3" x 3 1/2".
  • Night of Navy CS behind main image is cut 3 1/4" x 3 3/4".
  • Under the Mistletoe DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".

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Here is the Stampin' Up! Product List :

Leave a comment below for a chance to be selected by random drawing for a prize!  The winner chosen here will receive a Stampin' Up! Bone Folder from me and will be announced when I return from the Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise, July 29, 2018.

Thanks for visiting and joining me for these 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas!

 

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #5

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Here's the fifth in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. Hopefully, you have been inspired to start your holiday cards or maybe even start the planning stage.  If you missed the other cards this week, you can go back to Monday's post HERE and proceed through the week to see all of the cards.


Today, we are going to switch it up and work with some fun images, a coordinating punch, and coloring with Stampin' Blends, the Stampin' Up! alcohol markers. These darling images from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set (photopolymer- 142043)are so much fun to color and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch(140396) makes for an easy finish for this simple card.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Cookie Cutter Christmas card.

Click here to see this 2018 Christmas card video on YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my channel and click the "bell" to receive notification of new videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Whisper White cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping and punching.
  • 1/2" strip of Whisper White for sentiment.

See the products used in today's Christmas card video below:

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Below is the other card used in the video with a different image from the stamp set and different color scheme.  The designer paper used here is from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper . (146289)
This paper is one included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale during the month of July 2018.

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2018-5blueThank you for joining me for Christmas in July Week!  I'll have a bonus card for you tomorrow and hopefully, you've been inspired to begin your 2018 Christmas cards early this year!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #4

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2018-july-4a It's time for the fourth in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. I hope you have been enjoying the samples and you are inspired to get started on your holiday cards.  Did you see the Christmas Pines card posted here yesterday?


Today's card features the beautiful Night in Bethlehem (wood- 144809, clear- 145282) stamp set and depending on your time, you can also include die cuts from the coordinating Bethlehem Edgelits (144676).

The designer paper is NOT from a holiday collection!  Be sure to watch the video and read on to see where I found this one!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Night in Bethlehem Christmas card.

 

 

Click here to see this Christmas card video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there, subscribe and click the "bell" to receive notice of all my videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla CS for main image is cut 3" x 4".
  • You will need a small piece of Gold Glimmer Paper if you want the star for the inside of the card.

Listed below are the supplies used to make today's Christmas card:

Here's a close up look at the inside of the card...

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2018-4bIf you are placing your order online,  use Host Code H9Y6T9PQ and receive a FREE gift in the mail from me!  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code so you can redeem your Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by for Christmas in July Week here on Ink and Inspirations for the fourth Christmas card in the series and I'll see you tomorrow for #5! 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #2

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Welcome to the second in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. If you begin your holiday cards early, you'll be seeing some samples that may give you some ideas and inspire you to get started.  Today's sample features the Mistletoe Season stamp set which is a new holiday set in this year's Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Love that Stampin' Up! has included a beautiful collection of a Christmas themed designer paper in the annual catalog, too.  The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is included in the designer series paper special from Stampin' Up! this month!   Read all about it HERE!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Christmas card idea...

Click here to see this video on my YouTube channel.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there and click the "bell" to receive notice of all my videos.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper (Under the Mistletoe) is cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Whisper White card stock: scrap for stamping and punching and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: scrap for stamping and punching.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's Christmas card project. 


Placing an online order?  Use Host Code H9Y6T9PQ and receive a FREE gift in the mail from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code so you can redeem your Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

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Hope you are enjoying Christmas in July week here on Ink and Inspirations and please tune in tomorrow for another Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea!