Watercoloring Technique with Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden

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Let's look at a pretty watercoloring technique using the beautiful Ornate Style stamp set.

This means of watercoloring always produces such a beautiful effect.  Talk about adding a wow factor to your handmade cards!

Today's video shows the watercoloring process and tomorrow complete the project with a handmade fun-fold card.

Let's take a look...

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for the watercolored image.  The first item listed is the entire Ornate Garden Suite featuring two stamp set and die bundles, specialty designer series paper, a ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems.

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I hope you are inspired to create a watercolored piece much like this one.  Just wait until you see it tomorrow on the finished card!

Purchase this Ornate Garden Suite and as a thank you, receive a PDF of 10 different project ideas using this suite AND a thank you gift from me.  You will enjoy making beautiful projects with these new products!
 
Be sure to use the Host Code BQVUMX7F when ordering online to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!
 
Tune in tomorrow for the finished project using this watercolored piece featuring the Stampin' Up! Ornate Style stamp set from the Ornate Garden Suite.
 

Facebook Live This Afternoon!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place today at 3:00 PM Central Time (4:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM MT, 1:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 3:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you then!

 


Make An Ornate Garden Banner of Hope During This #StayHome Time

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Here’s a special project for the Easter season (and, this stay-at-home season) made with products from the Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] and some additional supplies from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I call this home decór piece, a Banner of Hope.
 
The Ornate Garden Suite is an early release suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual 2020-2021 that will debut in June of 2020.
 
This project was first seen on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown for a Saturday morning Facebook Live. You can see the recording of that video here---> https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations/videos/231370178239309/
 
 
Here are some details and the dimensions for cutting...
  • Banner pieces (Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper [152488]) are cut 4” x 6”. Measure to 2” across the bottom then 2” up on both sides. Connect each side 2” mark with the bottom 2” mark and draw a line connecting each. You will cut on both of these lines to make the bottom point of the banner.
  • Choose two different patterns of designer paper. Cut 3 strips of one pattern at 1” x 4”. Cut 3 strips of the other pattern at 1-1/2” x 4”.
  • You will need 3 pieces of 3-1/4” x 4-1/4” in Whisper White if you are going to cut the border edges. Otherwise, I would cut these at 2-3/4” x 4”.
  • The letters in the word “hope” were die cut with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies [149550].
  • The cross was cut from Gold Foil Sheets [132622] from the Cross Of Hope Dies [145654].

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This banner will hang from an iron pedestal on my front porch. My husband, Jackie, and I will be the only ones to enjoy it. Our hope is in the Risen Lord and his promise to be with us always.
God bless you and yours. Stay safe and stay well. ---Lisa
 
 

These Stampin' Up! Colors Will Be Gone Soon!

These 2018-2020 Stampin' Up! In Colors will be retiring soon.  This is a reminder that for you to get your favorites now before they are sold out for good!

Here are some of the products that are only available for a short while longer.  If you have the ink pads, you will need to get refills soon so you can replenish your ink pad when needed.

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Let me know if I can help you with anything.  You can reach me by commenting below, or you can email me, or call or text the number in my blog banner. 

If you are on Facebook, please join me there!

Thanks for tuning in today for the notice of these current In Colors that will be available for a short while longer.  See you in the next post!


So Grateful for You Card with Ornate Garden Suite

So-grateful-card-stampin-up-ornate-thanksToday's cardmaking idea was created with the Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153].

The thank you sentiments in this Ornate Thanks stamp set are absolutely wonderful as you can see above and also on the two cards in this blog post.

Isn't it great that our Daisy Punch [143713] and Medium Daisy Punch [149517] coordinate so well with the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper [152488]. Love it when a plan comes together!

Here's the video tutorial for today's card...let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

 The Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] can still be ordered. The Ornate Layers dies are currently backordered.   BUT, you can still order the suite and receive everything in the suite that is available. The product(s) that are on backorder will be shipped to you as soon as available!

Here's your shopping list!

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FREE with Purchase!
Purchase this Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] and I will send you a PDF document with tutorials for 10 beautiful card projects using the Ornate Garden Suite plus an additional free gift from me! 
 
You can purchase the entire suite with two stamp set and die bundles, a pack of specialty designer paper, ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems for one price!
 

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Thank you for tuning in for today's cardmaking project with the Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153]!


No April Foolin' Here!

New Ornate Garden Suite from Stampin' Up!
Purchase the complete Ornate Garden Suite from Lisa for FREE Gifts!

It may be April 1st but there's no April Foolin' here!

Today is your first chance to see and purchase a product from the upcoming annual catalog from Stampin' Up!!  Let me tell you...it is absolutely beautiful and just what we need right now to bring our spring-time indoors.  
You can see the flyer with available products  HERE.
 
FREE with Purchase!
Purchase this Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] and I will send you a PDF document with tutorials for 10 beautiful card projects using the Ornate Garden Suite plus an additional free gift from me! 
 
You can purchase the entire suite with two stamp set and die bundles, a pack of specialty designer paper, ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems for one price!
 
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Or, you can purchase items "a la carte" according to your wants/needs!

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Or, just want the stamps without the dies?

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My Opinion...this "thank you" is the best we have ever had!

Just need the dies without the stamps?  These are so versatile you can use these with any stamp set!

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Here are two cards that we made my Facebook Live yesterday.

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Whatever you decide, you cannot go wrong with any of these choices!  But, do yourself a favor and get the whole suite!

And, if you think this suite isn't for you, you would be pleasantly surprised!  But, as always, if you place any order through me in my Online Store or by calling me at 409-719-2853, or emailing me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Creating with the new Ornate Garden Suite has really lifted my spirits during this time by making cheery cards to put in the mail and I challenge you to make cards to send now!


It's the Last Day!

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It's March 31st and the last day of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration! 

You still have time to make a qualifying purchase to earn some free goodies!  Here are the choices!

 
To shop, you can visit the online store HERE or, you can call me at 409-719-2853 or email me and I will place your order for you.
 
Let me know how I can help you and have a great day!

Handmade Thinking of You Cards with Peaceful Poppies Elements

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On Saturday morning’s Facebook Live on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, we made some “thinking of you” cards with the Peaceful Poppies Elements [151327] from the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. 
 
I will be using these cards and a similar design for a swap with my stamp club in SE Texas. Next month is a service project and we will be sharing these cards with an assisted living facility.  These are also so appropriate to send now during this time of social distancing.
 
The Peaceful Poppies Elements pack is a tiny treasure of bits and pieces to add that special touch to your cards. Using these elements paired with the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] will enable you to make some special cards for your family, friends, church families, and others!
 
Here is the video for the card seen above...

Lisa's Inklings:
Base: Whisper White CS 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and 3 x 3 to punch sentiment
Basic Black CS: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Peaceful Poppies DSP: 4 x 5-1/4
 
Here is the listing of the Stampin' Up! supplies.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.

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Here are two other Thinking of You cards using the Peaceful Poppies Elements.
Thinking-of-you-cards-swap-1Base: Whisper White CS 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Basic Black CS: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 and 1/2 x 4 for sentiment
Peaceful Poppies DSP: 4 x 5-1/4
Thinking-of-you-cards-swap-2Base: Whisper White CS 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and 1/2 x 3 for sentiment
Basic Black CS: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
Peaceful Poppies DSP: 4 x 5-1/4
Flirty Flamingo CS: Scrap for Punch
Rich Razzleberry CS: Scrap for Punch
Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon: 18-20”
 
Now it's time for you to make some “thinking of you” cards with the Peaceful Poppies Elements and brighten the day of someone you know!
 

Make a Mini Gift Bag with Patterned Paper

Make-a-mini-gift-bag-stampin-up-1Here's a mini gift bag project that you can make now with that stack of designer paper that you probably have stashed with your crafting supplies! 

This bag is little but big enough for some sweet treats, a gift card, a pair of earrings...you get the idea.  You can use supplies that you have on hand to embellish or order something fun since Stampin' Up! is still shipping orders!

Let's take a look in the simple how-to in today's video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:
Cut Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] to 6" x 8-1/2".
Score the long side at 3", 4", 7", 8'.
Score the short side at 1" ( for the bag bottom), 4-1/2" , and 5-1/2".
You will need about a 3" x 4" of Whisper White Cardstock [100730] for the sentiment as shown here.

If you need the supplies to make this project, here ya go!  Thank you for your support of my business!
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Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

There are only 5 1/2 more days of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration where you can earn some FREE goodies with your qualifying purchase.  And, you will also receive a gift from me in the mail!

Take a look at what you can get free with each $50 in product purchase!  Click Here!

Make-a-mini-gift-bag-stampin-up-2Thank you for stopping by to take a look at today's mini gift bag project!  You can see another bag made with this same pattern HERE.

Now get your craft on and have a great day!

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Two Easy Paper Crafting Projects

Stampin-up-card-idea-upliftingToday's projects are for easy paper crafting that we created on my Facebook Live yesterday evening. 

The first is a card using the Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set [149404] from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.

Here's the scoop and supply list:

  1. Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146987] is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for base and 4" x 5-1/4" for textured layer.
  2. Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986] is cut 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and you will need a scrap piece for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  3. The Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for the main image is cut 2-1/2" x 4".

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The second project is the cute little gift card holder using the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518].

Under-my-umbrella-gift-card-holderHere are the details for this second project:

  1. The Brights 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [149613] in Gorgeous Grape is cut 4" x 6" and scored at 1-1/2" and 4-1/4" on the long side and  1/2" on the short side.
  2. The images from the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518] are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  3. Punch a 2" Circle Punch [133782] from Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and glue the images in the center.
  4. Die cut two of the smalled scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] one in Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and one in Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986]
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on the Highland Heather piece.
  6. The pocket is assembled by cutting off the two 1/2" tabs on the ends, gluing the sides, then folding up the remaining bottom flap.

If you need additional help you can contact me or see the video here.

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Thank you for stopping by today for these easy paper crafting projects and if you're on Facebook, be sure to head over and LIKE my page!


Just Announced Today! More Choices for YOU!

03-24-20_dmain_sab_3rd_naStampin' Up! has added even more choices for you to choose from with your qualifying Sale-A-Bration orders!

There are 10 items from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog that you can now earn for FREE!  Download the flyer HERE.

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  • Sale-A-Bration Third Release items are available in addition to items that have already been released with this year’s Sale-A-Bration promotion!
  • The item numbers from the Sale-A-Bration Third Release flyer must be used in order for the products to be redeemed as Sale-A-Bration items. These products have different item numbers in the catalog and don’t register as part of Sale-A-Bration.
  • You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE.

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2020 so you have a few days left to choose a free item or items with a qualifying order.  Stock on your supplies in the online store today!

 


Sending Virtual Hugs with a Handmade Card and Easter Treat

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It's time to be sending virtual hugs through the mail with our handmade cards and other projects! 

Don't know about you but crafting makes me super happy!  Aren't we blessed to have a hobby that can occupy our time and spread joy to others?

The following two projects were created on my Facebook LIVE on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown. The posting here is a bit delayed due to my slow internet in these times.  I've been waiting  quite a spell for the uploads to take place so that the video to be shared here.  By all means, no complaints just a little explanation for why the posting here at Ink and Inspirations aren't as timely as usual.;)

Here is the card that you are going to love to re-create...

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Two cards like the one above were put in the mail today!

Here's an Easter treat wrap that can be easily mailed in a bubble mailer. :)

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Here's the recording, and somewhat edited version, of these two projects.

For the card:

  1. Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [122924] is cut 4-1/4" x 11" for the base. Score at 5-1/2".
  2. Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  3. Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146985] is cut 2" x 5-1/4" plus you'll need a scrap piece for stamping and punching.
  4. Champagne Foil Sheets [144748] are cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4.  You will need two of these.
  5. Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] is cut 3" x 4" for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • For the Easter treat:
  1. Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [150883] is cut 3" x 8-1/2" and scored at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2".
  2. 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] is cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  3. Use Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] to stamp the image that you will punch.
  4. Sparkle Glimmer Paper [146957] is used to back the stamped and colored image.
  5. 15"-18" of Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon [149707] was used to wrap around the treat holder.

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If you have questions, let me know!  These projects are easy and fun to make and would certainly brighten someone's day!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code AQTB9ZFY with your order of $35 or more to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

My heartfelt thanks for supporting my business.

If you'd like the supplies to make these projects, here is a list.  (The Tags In Bloom set is a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn for FREE with a $100 order.)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  You can see more ideas from my LIVES  HERELet's all get to work to share some virtual hugs with our handmade cards!


Watercoloring with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Moments

Cardmaking-watercoloring-beautiful-momentsThis watercolored card with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Moments was from a recent Facebook Live over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

Here's the recording of the video from Facebook Live.

Lisa's Inklings:

The card base is Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101650] cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". The Blueberry Bushel 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146968] layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4" and textured with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder [151775]. The Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper [149612] is die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] largest scalloped rectangle die.

The image from the Beautiful Moments Cling Stamp Set [151677] is stamped with the Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad [101406] and watercolored with Aqua Painters [103954]. The sentiment is stamped with a Versamark Pad [102283] and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder [109132] and the Heat Tool [129053].

I am enjoying the extra Facebook Lives and hope to go LIVE as often as possible while we are at home during the time.  Please go to Facebook and like my Page so you can join in with us. 
 
If you would like to make this project, below are the supplies that you need:
 

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code AQTB9ZFY to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

There are just a few more days of Sale-A-Bration...don't miss out on getting some fun freebies!

Thank you for shopping with me and supporting my business!

Thank you for tuning in for today's watercolored card with Beautiful Moments and I will see you again soon.

 


Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Kits by Mail

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If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time to jump on board. These are beautiful crafting kits by mail and a fun home activity. Sign up before the end of the month!

Why?

From now through March 31, they can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when they purchase a 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription. So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription.

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Here's how to order:

Click Here for A Three Months Subscription

Click Here for A Six Months Subscription

Click Here for A One Year Prepaid

Place your order then make your Sale-A-Bration choice(s) from these items HERE.

Once you place your order, Stampin' Up! will email you with a code that you can enter with your mailing information HERE on my Paper Pumpkin site.

You will see this screen with a box to enter that prepaid code.

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Purchase or subscribe my April 10th to get the April Kit.

The April kit is a family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to pay month by month or purchase one of the prepaid subscriptions for 3, 6, or 12 months and also earn some free product during Sale-A-Bration!

Paper-pumpkin-cardmaking-papercrafting-kits-by-mailI completed these cards from the March Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday.

You can make some beautiful paper crafting/cardmaking projects with these crafting kits from Stampin' Up! delivered via U. S. Mail and have a fun activity while you are home.  Get yours today!

 


Happy St. Patrick's Day Project

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Today's project is a re-post from six years ago for a fun St. Patrick's Day project.  Although many of the products are retired (no longer available) that are used in this little leprechaun hat, you can substitute with what you have on hand.

Here's the video from many moons ago...

Isn't that so cute?  Give it a try!  May the luck of the Irish be with you!

If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and have fun crafting!

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