Gable Box with Magical Day Mermaid

Magical-day-mermaid-box-1Today's project is this adorable gable box with the Magical Day mermaid.   Isn't is cute?

This Magical Day set bundled with the Magical Mates Framelits (clear mount-145985) is perfect for the young and young at heart!...That's all of us, right?

I decided that the Silver Mini Gable Box (145568) needed to be flipped to the "white" side for this project.  You will see how easy that is to do in today's video.  The beautiful water themed background is from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600).  This paper is the perfect companion for this group of products.  There are dragons, mermaids, and more that can be "fussy cut" from the paper to use on cards, boxes, banners...whatever you desire to craft! 

Below is today's project video where the "magic" happens! ;)

Click here to see the gable box with the Magical Day mermaid on You Tube.

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Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

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Have a special someone in mind for this project? This would make a sweet gift box or party favor. Shop now so you can get started!

Thanks for checking in to see this gable box with the Magical Day mermaid and I'll see you again soon!- Lisa :)


Tip for Using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder

Basket-weave-embossing-folder-tipLast week, on my Facebook Live broadcast, I shared a card with a fun tip with the new Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is included in a beautiful bundle with stamp set seen above, Blossoming Basket.  It is one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices that you can earn for FREE!

In today's video tutorial, we will actually use the embossing folder as a stamp.  This technique is easy and actually gives the impression more dimension.  Use the folder without ink on any color card stock and it is just as rich and beautiful.

Ready for the video?  Let's take a look...

If you are not able to see the video above, CLICK HERE to view on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Basket Weave embossing folder is a Dynamic folder which means it is thicker that other embossing folders from Stampin' Up!
  • Apply ink to the inside of the folder that has the Stampin' Up! brand on the outside.
  • Just lightly tap the ink pad to the inside of the folder on the ONE side.
  • To run these Dynamic folders through your Big Shot, you will need a platform with no extra platform layers, a cutting plate, and your folder with card stock inside.  That's it! No cutting plate on top!

    Lisa's Specials for February:

    • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
    • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Place your order now and earn some of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration freebies! Maybe you'll be able to try today's tip for the Basket Weave embossing folder.

 


Handmade Card for a Friend with A Good Day

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-day-1Today's makeover project is a sweet handmade card for a friend using A Good Day stamp set. 

The little images and sentiments in this set are darling.  Perfect for spring, this little bunny was the inspiration and starting point for this card.  When thinking about the layout, this one from the past came to mind.  I love this layering of card stock and designer papers.  It's fun and unexpected. And, even better, there are no rules!! 

Here is the original card...

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If you compare the two cards, you can see that I added and extra layer of Silver Foil behind the bunny.  It needed some silver to tie in the designer paper background from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.

The original how-to video was a recording from a Facebook Live. Let's take a look!

Click here to watch this cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube.

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-dayLisa's Inklings:

  • The bunny is colored with ink pads and Blender Pens. I just pressed the top of the closed lid and when opened, you'll see a little spot of ink on the lid. 
  • Pick up some of that ink with your Blender Pen and color your image.  
  • Brush Clear Wink of Stella over colored areas of bunny for a bit of sparkle.
  • Fast Fuse is on back side of  the Silver Foil to secure the Baker's Twine.

CLICK HERE--->See the details, measurements, and products used on this cardmaking project HERE.

Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

 


Birthday Card and Box with Picture Perfect Birthday

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This Birthday card and box with Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was featured on Thursday night's edition of Live with Lisa on Facebook.  These bright colors are so cheery and perfect for birthday cards, party decor, and gift packaging. 

Here are the products used and details for the card:

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Card Details:

  • Cut Lemon Lime Twist for base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut designer paper back layer: 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper strip (bottom strip) 1/2" x 4"
  • Cut Whisper White to 1" x 2 3/4".
  • Cut small Lemon Lime Twist strip for top: 1/2" x 2 3/4".

Here are the products and details for the box:

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*HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

Here is the recording of the video from Facebook LIVE on my business page.

Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Sunday evening for 3 names.  Each name drawn will receive one of the handmade cards seen in the video!

Hope you've enjoyed these Birthday card and box project ideas made with Picture Perfect Birthday!


Live with Lisa on Facebook

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there now.  If you check in at 7:3o PM Central and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, you may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Enjoy these specials when shopping with Lisa in February!

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,7:30 PM Central...have a great day!


Make a Coffee Gift Card Holder for Valentine's Day or Any Day!

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and sharing a project idea that is a good gift giving idea for today or any day that you want to share a coffee gift card with someone.

This little holder is super easy (no stamping on this one, gals and guys!) and but you'll want this pack of designer paper to keep on hand to make these little holders.

I also customized this gift card holder for a Valentine's Day gift.  If you need another Valentine idea that's quick and easy, you can see one here!

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Let's take a look at the simple how-to for this coffee gift card holder project...

Click here to see this coffee gift card holder video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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If you're a coffee lover or just loving the coffee themed supplies, be sure to check out the entire Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6". 
  • Score at 1 3/4" and 4 1/2" on the long side. (Long side up)
  • Turn the paper 90 degrees, short side up and what will be the bottom on the right) and score at 3 1/2".
  • Cut and trim as seen in the video.

If you enjoy card making and paper crafting projects like this, please sign up for my email list HERE. You'll get more ideas, notice of specials, and exclusive content!  Click here to sign up now!

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  Keep this type of coffee gift card holder idea handy and gift it a try!


Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends

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Today's card shows off a fun tip that is shared in today's video tutorial for coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends.  You are also getting a peek at one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices that will be available beginning on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Beautiful!

The ribbon seen here is the beautiful 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon that is available in Silver or Gold edging.  It is really easy to use our Stampin' Blends to color this ribbon.  Isn't it pretty on this card?  Talk about coordination!

The video tutorial below is the how-to.  Watch, enjoy, then start coloring that ribbon!

 

Click Here to see Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends tip video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the ribbons, mentioned earlier, and Stampin' Blends used in today's video:

 

Specials:

    • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
      The card base used for today's card is one of a set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!
  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

We are just half way through Sale-A-Bration and I hope you'll consider shopping with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies!  I work hard to provide the best customer service possible! If it's your first time to shop with me, visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now". 

Thank you for watching today's tip video tutorial on coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends!


Easy Valentine Candy Treat with Sure Do Love You Bundle

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It's two days to Valentine's Day so here's an easy candy treat made with the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  If you can find some boxed candy treats, these will go together in a jiffy. 

The project in the original video has the same wrap idea with a belly band.  See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can CLICK HERE to see this Valentine candy wrap video tutorial on You Tube.

Here's another option below.  You can embellish these however you like!

Easy-valentine-candy-treat-bLisa's Inklings:

  • Measure the height of your candy box then make sure you cut it long enough to wrap around and overlap.
  • No need to score your paper.  Just crease it with your fingers as you fold it around the box.
  • Use Tear & Tape to secure the wrap.
    Here are supplies used for the projects that you see here today:

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team!

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Stampin' Up! Hold On To Hope on Facebook Live with Lisa Tonight

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Live with Lisa on Facebook took place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (6:30 MT, 8:30 ET, 5:30 PT).  I was LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations business page.

You can click here to go to the page now.  The recording of the video is there.

Here are the cards we made with the beautiful Hold on to Hope stamp set.

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Products used on the card above:

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Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of these cards!


2018 Valentine Treat Bag #3 with Party Pandas

  2018-stampin-up-valentine-treat-bag-3aToday's paper crafting project is the third in my series of Valentine treat holders for 2018.  It was designed specifically for a gluten free granola bar for our granddaughter...and, her momma!  I also wanted to create a bag with supplies that weren't necessarily designed for Valentines. 

That cute little panda is from one of this year's Sale-A-Bration sets, Party Pandas.  These pandas in this set are adorable and this set has been a very popular choice for those placing a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order of $50!  Just look at these samples below...all the panda cuteness!

Watch the video tutorial below to see the simple how-to for this Valentine treat bag.

Click here to see this Valentine Treat Bag on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The designer paper for the bag is cut at 7 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score on the long side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Turn and score on the short side at 1" and 6".
  • The Library Clips make a really cute closure for this bag and holds the treat inside until you're ready for it!
  • The black and white theme of the Petal Passions Designer Series Paper is so versatile!  This striped pattern paired perfectly with this panda image and Cherry Cobbler accents.

 Here are the products used for today's 2018 Valentine treat bag. Currrent Host Code: HRKGYYK7 

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team! 2018-stampin-up-valentine-treat-bag-3bHave some ideas about what treats you'd like to give for "heart" day? Get your Valentine treat bags ready now with this cute idea!

My Favorite Brusho Technique for Handmade Cards

Stampin-uo-brusho-card-1Today's tip is how to do my favorite Brusho technique...what I call Stained Glass with Brusho.

The card pictured here uses the butterfly element that I created in today's video.  If you haven't discovered or tried Brusho, I am hoping that it inspires you to give it a go!

Let's take a look at today's tip video with this wonderful art medium now being offered by Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE to see this Brusho technique video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Paper for this technique.
  • Let the water pool on the paper for this effect.
  • Once you have finished apply the Brusho Crystal Colour to the water, let it dry on its own without using the Heat Tool.

Here are the supplies used for today's technique and card.  Just click the photo link to shop.  Thank you!

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price! 

Stampin-up-brusho-card-2Get some beautiful Brusho and try my favorite technique on your handmade cards!


Treat Box for Valentine Candy

Valentine-treat-box-122aLet's start the week off with a treat box for Valentine candy!  This project is a makeover of a box that I made a couple of years ago for little 3 x 3 Valentine cards but it works for sweet treats, too!

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I was able to fit these two Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts inside so you know there is plenty of room for  treats in this little box.

Let's take a look at the how-to from "back when" so you can make some for your little sweethearts, too!

Click here to see this Valentine box video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The original project has little 3" x 3" Valentines inside but it's also a great size for sweet treats.
  • For the box, cut the card stock or designer paper to 4" x 10".  Score on the long side at 1", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", and 9".  Turn and score at 1" on the short side for the box bottom.
  • I used a hand held hole punch for the ribbon openings.
  • The Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is a good weight/thickness for 3-D projects.

Here are the supplies used in today's project. Just click the photo links to learn more!

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price! 

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Hope you've enjoyed today's makeover project...thank you for stopping by! If you need a Valentine treat box for candy, you'll want to give this one a try.


Masculine Valentine Card and Facebook LIVE Recording

Today I am sharing the recording from a Facebook LIVE from earlier this week, a masculine Valentine card.

It is so much fun to share via LIVE broadcast on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.  So, if you're on Facebook and you have not LIKED and Followed my page, go there now and do so you can join in on the fun, too!

Here's the recording of the video...

Click here to watch this masculine Valentine card video on You Tube.

Here is the product listing for this project. 

*HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.

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Thanks for checking in for this masculine Valentine card idea with the recording of my LIVE Facebook video.  Hope you'll join us next time!


Live with Lisa on Facebook

 

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations business page.

You can click here to go to the page now.  If you do not see the Live Stream at 7:30 PM Central Time, please wait a couple of minutes and try refreshing your screen.

I will be demonstrating and showing you some projects I made with the Brusho Color Crystals.  Can't wait to share with all of you!

Here are some of the products that I will be using this evening...

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See you tonight at 7:30 PM, Central Time, HERE on Facebook.