Making Masculine Cards with a Nautical Theme

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You will make some awesome masculine cards with this nautical themed set!  The Sailing Home Bundle is one of the new and very popular products int the new Stampin' Up! catalog.

This past Thursday on my "Late Night with Lisa" Facebook Live, we made the two cards that you see here.   The Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in this suite is the perfect supplement for this stamp set and coordinating die set. 

Here are the details for the "anchor" card seen above.

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Don't you love the clean lines on this card above?  Here are the details!

As you can just imagine,  this bundle is very versatile!  Think graduation cards for anyone, sentiments of support, thank you cards...lots of possibilities!  Did you see the Father's Day card made with this same designer paper and coordinating Memories and More card kit?

Now that you've seen it (and, need it!), hop on over to the online store to get the bundle and the coordinating paper! Get started on your own masculine cards...and, more...with this wonderful nautical theme!


Greece is the Word!

Greece-stampin-upSo excited to receive these travel documents from Stampin' Up! last week!

I am honored and so very grateful for the support of my wonderful customers, team, supportive family, and my husband (my biggest cheerleader) for helping me to achieve another wonderful incentive trip!

We will be cruising the Greek Isles next month...another trip of a lifetime!   And, I could never have done it without the support of so many of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!---Lisa


Easy Father's Day Card

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Father's Day is Sunday here in the U.S. so today's project is a super easy card for that occasion. It was made with the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Kit and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

Take a look at the video tutorial for this simple cardmaking process...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Soft Suede cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and folded in half at 4-1/4".
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The card stock backing the Memories and More card measures 4" x 3-1/4".
  • Cut the trim a little longer than needed and trim to fit.

Here are the supplies to make this Father's Day card.  Just click the links to learn more.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be happy to serve you and honored to earn your business!

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I was so excited to see this awesome suite of products in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  The coordinating stamp set and dies are wonderful!

Take a look at these project samples!

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Now, head on over to the Online Store to shop for these amazing products! Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at this easy Father's Day card!


Need A Handmade Card In A Hurry?

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Let's start the week off with a handmade card idea that you can complete in a hurry!  It's all about being prepared and creating a few "blank" cards when you have the time!  Blank = without a sentiment.  We all have those times when we need a card in a jiffy and realistically, there is not time to start from scratch. Today's video tutorial features the card above and idea for you not to find yourself in a situation where you do not have the card you need.

You will also see all of our beautiful new Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2019-2020.  I have to be a honest...at first glance, I wasn't that impressed with these colors.  But, once I started working with them, I LOVE them.  And, Stampin' Up! is right on trend.  You can see these colors in fashion, home decor, and nail polish!

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

 

Here's the card done in Purple Posy.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Smoky Slate cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" or 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Large cardstock layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Smoky Slate layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
  • Designer Paper is cut 3" x 4".

I have all of these below in my stash for when I need a card with a specific theme or sentiment.

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Here are the supplies to create the Rococo Rose card. Just click on the links to shop! 

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New Stamps, New Stampin' Up! Card Ideas

Last night on Facebook, we gave the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog a fun welcome with a launch party and new cardmaking ideas.

Two of the very popular bundles were featured the Free As A Bird Bundle and the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle. 

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Here is the first card that was shared using the Free As A Bird stamp set.

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Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set [149468]*
*Purchase Free As A Bird Stamp Set and Stitched Nested Labels Dies together as a bundle and save 10%. Free As A Bird Bundle [151123]


Ink:
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad [147090]
Stampin' Blends:
Paper (including cutting dimensions):
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [120953] (Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 1/2" x 4" for sentiment.)
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper [149592] (Floral 4" x 5 1/4" and Keys 2 1/2" x 5 1/4")
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] (4" x 4" for stamping and punching)

Accessories:
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Fold the Crumb Cake CS in half to create the card base and crease with a Bone Folder.
2. Adhere designer papers to front of card base as shown.
3. Stamp the images in Memento ink on the small piece of Whisper White CS. Punch with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch and sponge around edges with Old Olive ink.
4. Color "robin" as shown with the Stampin' Blends. Adhere to center of Pearlized Doily with SNAIL.
5. Stamp sentiment on Crumb Cake card stock strip with Old Olive ink and snip a banner end on the right side.
6. Sponge around sentiment with Old Olive ink.
7. With the Linen Thread through the eye of the trinket, tie a bow.. Trim ends to desired length. Attach to left end of sentiment using a Glue Dot.
8. Adhere all pieces to front of card as shown. 
 
The second card featured the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle.
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Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set [149298]*
*Purchase Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and Magnolia Memory Dies together as a bundle and save 10%. Good Morning Magnolia Bundle [151087]
 
Ink:
Stampin' Blends:
 
Paper:
 
Accessories:
Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack [149485] 3" for Ribbon, Approx. 8" of twine.
 
Instructions:
1. Stamp (Memento Black), die cut, and color magnolia with Stampin' Blends as shown.
2. Stamp Hello sentiment in Memento Black on Whisper White strip.
3. Tie twine into a bow around strip of ribbon.
4. Assemble and adhere to card front as shown.
Now that you've seen two of the fabulous new bundles, visit the Online Store to shop now!
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The New Catalog is LIVE!

06.01.19_SHAREABLE1_AC_LAUNCH_NAThe new Stampin' Up! catalog had its debut today and it's a beauty!  It's my birthday, too, and we had two reasons to celebrate over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.

Ordering Specials:

If your order is LESS than $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX, use Host Code UDPSX3TM when placing your order and receive a FREE gift from me!
(IF IT'S $150 OR MORE BEFORE SHIPPING AND Tax, DO NOT use code...I will still send your gift!)

My Birthday Special!

Place your order by Midnight Central tonight (June 4th) and Use Host Code UDPSX3TM and if your order is $75 or more, I'll send TWO gifts!

See the beautiful products in the Stampin' Up! Catalog HERE in the Online Store.

 


Two Events Not to Miss...A Sale and A Birthday/Launch!

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In a little over one hour from now, 1:00 PM Central, Stampin' Up! will be discounting SOME of the items on the Last Chance List!

SALE ITEMS from the Chance List can be found HERE.

Here's my list of what I think are the must-haves that will be on SALE!  Remember, do not delay...only good while supplies last through June 3rd.

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Here are the photos of my list above to refresh your memory!

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Don't delay!  Check out the Online Store at 1:00 PM Central!

Now for the second event!  Next Tuesday, June 4th, is the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalog and it's also my birthday!

 

 

 


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Time for Tea Retiring from Stampin' Up!

Time-for-tea-cardStampin' Up! has some really pretty stamp sets that are retiring and Time for Tea is one of them. This is a card that I made using some of the beautiful coordinating Spot of Tea dies which can be purchased with the stamp set as a bundle.  Keep in mind that these products are only available for one more week and only while supplies last!

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!

Here is the video for this card:

 

You can find the Time for tea photopolymer HERE in the Online Store.  Get it while you can!

Here is another project with this bundle that is one of my favorites!

Time-for-tea-pouchIsn't that an adorable tea pouch to give as a gift?  It's easy to make, too!  See the video HERE.

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  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

***Proceeds from Stampin' Up! orders placed in my Online Store through Midnight, Tuesday, May 28th, will be donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
https://www.fallenpatriots.org/
Mission: To provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

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.

Thanks for stopping by today to see these sweet projects made with the retiring Time for Tea Bundle. 

Now, click here to go see all of the retiring products that will only be available for a few more days!

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Memorial Day: Projects from the Past

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Memorial Day is a holiday here in the U.S. where we honor and remember those who have lost their lives while serving our country as part of the United States Armed Forces.

***Proceeds from Stampin' Up! orders placed in my Online Store through Midnight, Tuesday, May 28th, will be donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
https://www.fallenpatriots.org/
Mission: To provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

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I thought it would be fitting to share some patriotic projects from the past today.  These aren't necessarily projects for Memorial Day but those that bear our nation's colors.

See the full card and video for the project below HERE.

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Here's an idea for a simple USA banner. See the project video tutorial on this post.

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If you've been following me long enough, you'll remember the Define Your Life stamp set used on this card HERE.

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Love this easy and fun patriotic party favors.  The video tutorial can be seen HERE.

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To all those who have lost loved ones in the line of service, my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day and we are grateful for their sacrifice.


Another Tri-Fold Card Idea

Trifold-fun-fold-cardIt doesn't matter how many of these tri-fold cards that I make, it's new and fresh every time!   This is a fun fold idea for a card using a beautiful panel of your favorite designer paper. Here is another version and a video.

The designer paper panel is held closed with a coordinating ribbon and here's the finished look of the inside.

Trifold-fun-fold-card-ideaTo make it easy for you, here are the project details for cutting and scoring.

Tri-Fold Card

  • Cut designer paper 5-1/4" x 12".  Score ar 4" and 8".
  • Slice off 1/8" on the right edge.  This will be the side that folds in first.
  • Whisper White for Base: 5-1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • For inside of card: Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4 3/4", Lovely Lipstick 3-3/4" x 5".
  • You will also need enough Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick to punch the circles.
  • You'll need another piece of Whisper White to stamp and fussy cut the flower for the front.

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  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

Try this tri-fold idea for your next cardmaking project and I'll see you again soon!


Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping Ideas and Tips

Let's talk a little about scrapbooking and memory keeping.  In this post, you will hear and see a bit about how I go about preserving memories with photos and journaling.

This information was shared on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, earlier this month on International Scrapbooking Day.   If you scrapbook or have ever thought about preserving your photos and memories, I hope you find this information helpful.

 

Scrapbooking-titles-tipTip: I find it easier to die cut my letters in Whisper White or Very Vanilla then sponge on the ink in the color I need/want depending on the layout.

These letter dies are retiring!  If you scrapbook, these are GREAT to have! Get yours here! ---> http://bit.ly/large-letters-stampin-up

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Here's the traditional layout that was created on the back of the Mount Rushmore page shown in the video above. Below is the stamp set that was used. It is "retiring", too.  It's a good one for travel pages.  Click the image below to see the En Route stamp set in the online store.

Below you can see how I cut my 4 x 6 photos in half to fit into two, 3 x 4 pockets.

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Here's are two more tips regarding the next photo below:

  • Notice the upper right pocket. I added a 1-1/2” strip of Whisper White to the Memories and More Card. I’ll use this for my page title.
  • The photos have been cut down to 3 x 4.

    Personal note: I realize that years from now these animal photos will not be “cherished” 🙂. But, my written memories will be. And, for now, we enjoy them. Plus, I figure that I’ll use these as a teaching tool for the grandchildren.

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Using the Designer Paper that coordinates with the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Kit, I cut 4x6 or 3x4 pieces for fillers on pocket pages. Cut strips or use as layers for traditional pages.

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Some final thoughts...

 

Thanks for visiting today for these tips and thoughts on scrapbooking.  Memory keeping is important...share your story! Get started with your photos and supplies that you can find HERE!


Handmade Card with His Grace [Retiring Stamp Set]

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When seeing the His Grace stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, it went on my Wish List and I am so glad to finally have it for some handmade cards.  The John 3:16 verse is one that will be used over and over again on cards for the Caring Cards Ministry in our church.  Be sure to put it in your cart since this beauty did not make the carry over list into the new catalog.

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On this particular card, the designer paper has already sold out as it was on the retiring list but you will be able to use card stock or a designer paper with a small print or pattern to get the same effect.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

 

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links below for more information.

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Here is a photo of the inside of the card...

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Details:

  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

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.

Thanks for stopping by today for this cardmaking project with the retiring His Grace stamp set from Stampin' Up! and now visit the Online Store to shop while this set is still available!

 


Graduation Folder Card for Cash

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It's graduation time and cash is usually a much-appreciated gift for this milestone! 

Today's project is an easy to assemble folder that you can make that for cash or check to present to a graduate. The video was originally recorded to porst on my Facebook page in lieu of my usual Thursday evening LIVE. 

The bundle featured here is the Well Said Cling Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  Buy now so you can bundle and save!  Purchase these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Here's the video tutorial with the demonstration and the how-to:

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut 6 1/2" x 9".
  • Score at 3" and 6-1/4".
  • Cardstock layer for the outside front is cut 6 -1/4" x 2-3/4" and for the inside it is 6" x 2-1/2".
  • Designer Paper Layer is cut 6" x 2-1/2"
  • You will need approximately 18" of ribbon.

Here are the basic supplies that you would need for this project.

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Details:

  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

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.

Thanks for tuning in for this graduate gift idea and I'll see you again soon!


Everything's Coming Up Roses!

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Just in case you missed the news, the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley from Stampin' Up! is still available! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

 THE DETAILS!

  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley will be available for purchase until May 31, 2019—or while supplies last.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley may be added to a Starter Kit.

Learn more about this beautiful product medley...

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, 4TG3422T, 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!

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Here are some fabulous projects created with this medley of products.

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That background designer paper makes a perfect backdrop for those florals.

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Look at this marbled paper and that beautiful ribbon!

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is only available while supplies last!  Order yours today!