Make a Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card

6-21-color-theory-birthday-card-2In today's birthday card, the Stampin' Up! Fresh Florals Designer Paper meets the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!  These papers are gorgeous and I've been using the heck out of them!  Just take a look at this anniversary card here and the mini note cards here.

And, to add to the fun and simplicity to your cardmaking, try one of the cards from the Color Theory Memories and More Card Pack.  The punched blossoms from the Fresh Florals takes center stage.

Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial for this birthday card...

See the Fresh Florals and Color Theory Birthday Card video on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's birthday card project...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 4 1/4" x 11" in Berry Burst from the Color Theory Card Pack [144210].
  • Background layer is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Floral image is punched from Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper Stack.

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If you need a stack of birthday cards in hand, stock up on these papers with the Memories and More Color Theory Card Kit and you will have some beautiful supplies at your fingertips ready for you when you have the time to create.  I have really enjoyed these products and reach for one or more of these every time I get ready to make a card.  You can't go wrong with these!

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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!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Gift Certificate Holder

Makeover-monday-gift-certificate-holderThis week's makeover is a gift certificate holder that I made for my daughter who is a Senegence Distributor.

She was donating a door prize for a special event for nurses and wanted something pretty with a gift certificate.  Now, the "lips" and the doily are retired from the Occasions Catalog but you can use any appropriate stamp and embellishment!

Here's a look at the inside with the gift certificate that I made for her, too!

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Let's take a look at the original project video tutorial that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The base is cut at 9 1/4" x 6 1/2".
  • Score the base at 3" and 6 1/4" with the 9 1/4" side at the top.
  • Layer of designer series paper is cut at 6 1/4" x 2 3/4".
  • Belly band is cut at 1" x 7 1/2".
  • Top embellishment is adhered to belly band so that is slips on and off easily.
  • The gift certificate is mounted on a piece of card stock for durability.  I printed the gift certificate on plain printer paper and it needed somethings to give it a little substance.

If you need some details about the products used in this makeover, please leave your question in the comment section below.

*On a personal note...

We have a busy month ahead of us...family reunion, new granddaughter's birth, and the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Thailand that I earned for my husband and me thanks to so many of you and my awesome Stars Team! (Thank you!)  I've been very busy preparing projects and videos for you, but if I am "quiet" for a few days at some point, you'll know that something big is happening!   There are some exciting times ahead for the Mr. and me and our whole family.

Thanks for your understanding and for tuning in for today's gift certificate holder idea...see you again soon!

 


A Special Father's Day Card and Video Tutorial

6-15-fathers-day-cardToday's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a special Father's Day card .  You'll see a technique that is easy and packs a big punch.  Have some watercolor paper on hand?  Ink pads?  Clear mount block?  If the answer is yes, you are ready and set to go with this idea.

This technique is good to use with cards with a sentiment but no main image.  It provides and colorful and fun background and no two attempts are ever the same. 

Let's take a look at it in this Father's Day card video tutorial. 

You can find this special Father's Day card video tutorial on my You Tube Channel HERE.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is Tranquil Tide cut at 4 1/4' x 11".
  • The bottom textured layer is another piece of Tranquil Tide cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut two pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack: 3" x 4" and 3/4" x 2".
  • Watercolor paper is cut to 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White needed for stamping and punching- 3" x 4".

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card; just click on the links to add to your cart!

 

 Try this technique to make a special card for Father's Day or anytime you need a masculine card!


Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July

6-14-fourth-of-july-party-favorsTo celebrate Flag Day here in the U.S., let's make these patriotic party favors!  These little treat cones always turn out cute and you can make them in any size by starting with a square piece of designer paper or cardstock. 

Please forgive the fact that my treat cones are not stuffed with delectable goodies.  It's just too tempting for me!  So, I opt to stuff with shredded cardstock which will add to the look of your project even with or without the treats!

Embellishing these little cones has no boundaries.  Have glue dots?  Then, you're set to go!  I have found that the best adhesive to assemble to cone is Tear & Tape.  It's easy and convenient and provides a good stick.

Here's the how- to in today's video tutorial.  Have questions or suggestions?  Post in the comment section below!

See the Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this favor, I started with a 3 x 3 piece of designer paper.  You make these starting with any size square.
  • Glue Dots make it easy to add ribbon and embellishments for these treats.
  • You can make these cones for any occasion!  See other examples HERE and HERE.

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Happy Flag Day!  Thanks for checking in to see today's patriotic treat project!


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

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* 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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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Fresh Florals Anniversary Card

Makeover-6-12-annivThis week's makeover features the beautiful Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack seen here in fabulous new In Colors.  The colors used on the samples today are bold and beautful.  Accented with Whisper White, these colors make strking cards.

The image in the punched circle is punched from the designer paper and the sentiment comes from the Number of Years stamp set carried over from last year's annual catalog. 

Let's take a look at the card layout that inspired today's creation.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card bases are cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The Whisper White card stock background layer is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
  • The designer paper over top of this background layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White card stock accent strip is cut 1 5/8" x 4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut 4" x 1 1/2".
  • The Whisper White card stock for the sentiment is cut at 3/4" x 2 1/2".
  • The In Color Bitty Bows are a must have!  These are adorable elements for your cards in all the new In Colors.

 

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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!

Suggested Stampin' Up! supplies for today's project are listed below.  Simply click the link to shop.  Thank you so much!

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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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Handmade Mini Note Cards

Stampin-up-berry-burst-cardToday's makeover features these adorable handmade mini notecards all decked out in the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! And, if you're looking for a good all around new product bundle with the prettiest punch ever, take a look at the Label Me Pretty Bundle HERE.

The Pretty Label Punch is my favorite new punch from the new catalog. It's a great update and replacement for the discontinued Decorative Label Punch and works well with our Circle Punches.  The card above shows off the new In Color, Berry Burst!  Below is the light and citrus-y Lemon Lime Twist.

Stampin-up-lemon-lime-twist-cardTake a good look at the designer paper used on these cards.  We have a new collection called Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack and has 4 each of 2 double sided designs in all the new In Colors.  I love it!  Below you can see a sample of Tranquil Tide.

Stampin-up-tranquil-tide-cardAlso sporting the new In Colors are our new Bitty Bows in all 5 colors.  These are super sweet and each have their own adhesive dot ready and waiting!  Brilliant, Stampin' Up!  Take a look at the rich Fresh Fig version below.

Stampin-up-fresh-fig-cardRounding out our 2017-2019 In Colors is the soft and delicate Powder Pink.  Can't wait to use this one on baby cards!

Stampin-up-powder-pink-cardNow let's take a look at the handmade note card video that was the inspiration for these cards.

Lisa's Inklings for today's makeover:

  • Card bases are cut at 3" x 6" and scored at 3".
  • Designer Paper layer is cut a 2 3/4" square. (2 3/4" x 2 3/4")
  • Scrap pieces of Whisper White and designer paper were used for the stamped and punched images.
  • Circle punches used for sentiment and contrasting layer.

See the supply list for today's makeover note cards below:

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 Can you pick a favorite new In Color?  If not, then try making mini note cards like these in each of the colors.


New Wood Crate Notes

Wood-crate-notes-1How about this DIY Gift idea...wood crate notes?

Just when you think that Stampin' Up! could not possibly come up with another cute container idea, we are introduced to the these wood crates. Super simple to cut and assemble, these cute crates have so many possibilities and pair well with the new designer paper stack, Wood Textures.

Let's just see how many ideas we can name to put in these little crates!  Add shredded card stock filler as needed...

  1. Sticky notes for a gift as seen here.
  2. 3" x 3" cards and coordinating envelopes.
  3. Packaged candy.
  4. Small apple and shredded paper filler at each place setting for fall.
  5. Two hard boiled eggs (still in shell) at each setting for a breakfast or lunch.
  6. Salt and Pepper shakers for your table at an outdoor lunch or picnic.
  7. Small gift soaps in a cello bag.
  8. Small bath bombs in a cello bag.
  9. Cookies in a cello bag for party favors.
  10. Small cut pieces of card stock with favorite recipes for the bride to be.
  11. To hold wedding favors at each guest table at an outdoor or country themed wedding.
  12. So many possibilities!  Add your ideas in the comment section below!

Let's take a look at the easy assembly of these wood crates in the video below.

Below is the supply list for these wood note crates.  Simply click the links to shop in my online store.  I really appreciate your consideration in shopping with me! :)

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need two pieces of  the 6" x 6" Wood Textures Designer Paper to make one crate.
  • Want a sturdier crate to hold something with a little more weight?  Use our Stampin' Up! cardstock.
  • Use scrap pieces of the designer paper and Crumb Cake for the stamped and punched elements.
  • In the video, I used SNAIL for the adhesive but I have had better results using Fast Fuse.

Wood-crate-notes-2Be sure to add your ideas for contents in these crates in the comment section below.  I'll be back tomorrow with a way to dress up those sticky notes in these new wood crates from Stampin' Up!

 


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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New Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video

Stampin-up-card-idea-wild-about-you-aIt's the weekend but with the new catalog going LIVE this week, I couldn't wait to share this cardmaking video with new Stampin' Up! product!
This stamp set and coordinating designer paper was on my first demonstrator pre-order.  It's different but so cute and versatile.

The Pieces and Patterns stamp set and the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper work hand in hand and that makes it so easy when making cards.  We can all use products that do that!  The new catalog is full of these products to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing!

Let's take a look at the video...

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card:

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A Sneak Peek from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Sneak-peek.blog-post-imageThe hourly countdown is on to the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog so I'm sharing a sneak peek of a really cute stamp set and coordinating designer paper.

Once in a while a stamp set surprises me and I really love it after I get my hands on it. 

The stamp set and coordinating designer paper in the following video fits that bill.  Take a look...

You'll have access to these fine products and so much more when the new catalog goes LIVE at 12:00 PM Mountain Time, tomorrow, June 1, 2017.

Let the crafting fun continue with all the new products in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!

 

 


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!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Putting Sequins on Handmade Cards

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Happy Memorial Day and welcome to a new cardmaking sample for using sequins on handmade cards.  The original card was created before our Fine Tip Glue was introduced but you can still use the method  as seen in the video below.

Many of the items used on this card have already sold out but rest assured that the stamp set and thinlits will be available in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Let's take a look at this easy and helpful technique.

Here are some details about today's cards...

  • Base 4 1/4" x 11" Pool Party card stock.
  • Designer Paper cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
  • Whisper White and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scrap pieces were used for punching and die cutting.
  • Classic Inks used: Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, and Crumb Cake.

Cool-treats-birthday-cardSentiments stamped on Whisper White card stock on the inside of the card.  Cool treats cut from the designer paper which is, regretfully, sold out!

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