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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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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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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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!


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Gift for the Graduate

There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central. 

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be an idea for a gift for a graduate!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


2019-2020 Designer Series Paper Share

1920-paper-share.blog-post-image-1Announcing my 2019-2020 Designer Series Paper Share from the Annual Catalog.

You can try a sampling of many of the designer papers in the new catalog!  Reserve your share today!

For only $46 plus $7 priority shipping, you will receive 162, 6" x 6" pieces of these designer papers!

• Woven Threads – 12 pieces
• Magnolia Lane – 12 pieces
• Garden Lane – 12 pieces
• Follow Your Art – 12 pieces
• Bird Ballad – 12 pieces
• Dinoroar – 12 pieces
• Perennial Essence – 12 pieces
• See a Silhouette – 12 pieces
• Come Sail Away – 12 pieces
• Pressed Petals – 24 pieces*
• Mosaic Mood – 12 pieces
• Noble Peacock – 12 pieces
• Noble Peacock Foil – 6 pieces

*(One of the prints in the Pressed Petals pack does not lend itself well to being cut to 6 x 6 and some of the designs will be cut off.)

We offer this paper share for you to sample many of the beautiful new papers from Stampin' Up!  We cut, package, label then reship the papers listed in this post to you.  The cost is about 1/4th of what it would be to order all of these packs yourself.  Then you are able to see, touch, and create with these papers and reorder your favorites in my online store.

Here's How to Reserve the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Paper Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • Email address that you use for PayPal
  • Please put 2019-2020 Designer Paper Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link requesting payment on May 28, 2019.

COST:

  • $46 for 162 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $7.00 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking. ($53 total)
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Only U.S. Addresses

Designer Paper Share Schedule:

  • May 28, 2019- Lisa will email you with a request for payment for your paper share.
  • June 3, 2019 - Deadline to pay.
  • June 4, 2019 - Lisa will order all the paper from Stampin' Up!
  • June 14-22, 2019 - Lisa and her assistant will cut and package the paper shares.
  • June 24, 2019 - Assuming there are no backorders, Lisa will begin shipping the paper shares.

Can't wait to share these wonderful designer papers with you!  Reserve your paper share...email me with your information listed above today!


Another Hobby of Mine

Sewing.blog-post-imageToday I wanted to share a little about another hobby of mine...sewing!

I have been sewing for many years.  I took a bit of a break when my girls were were born.  I just didn't have the time with working outside the home and other mom "duties".  It's such a good feeling to have this skill and now that I have a little more time, I can sew occasionally for Lyla and Mia.

Growing up, my mom made most of my clothes including some of my prom dresses.  She had been sewing since she was a young girl.  I learned some of the basics from mom but  I enrolled in homemaking in 9th grade and there was a lengthy unit on sewing.  I remember that we had an assignment to make a dress or "pantsuit" (remember those?) and then model it in a spring style show at school.  That was pretty cool.

My machine brand of choice all these years has been Singer.  My little workhorse now is the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960.  I love it!

Here are some of my projects from the last few years...

I have made quite a few of this style of dress for Lyla. 

Lyla-dressHere are two "matching" dresses that I made for Lyla and Mia.

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And, here are their Christmas dresses for 2017.

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I'm thinking about trying this style for Mia next.  Lyla loved the bees in her storybooks so I found this fabric especially for her.

Lyla-dress-2Below you can see Mia's nursery quilt while it was still in progress.

Quilt-1And, this one is a jelly roll quilt for my Mom.

Jelly-roll-momLooking forward to my next project!  I hope to prepare some fabric and stitch it up soon.  I miss having my mom to ask for advice but I'm so grateful that we were able to share this common love.  

Thanks for reading about my "other" hobby that has been part of my life for so long and I'll see you in the next post!

 


Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set Retiring from Stampin' Up!

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The Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! is retiring. It can be used to make beautiful cards with messages of hope as seen in this sample above.  I am sure that you know someone or have someone in your family that would love receiving a card with this message.  The set is versatile and with the coordinating Support Ribbon dies, you'll be able to create beautiful cards for anyone. 

The support ribbon colors can be found by conducting a search on your computer.  The sentiments in this set are beautiful and can be used to send greetings to any of your loved ones.

Here's a look at the sentiments:

  • With faith all things are possible
  • LIVE every moment, LAUGH every day, LOVE with all your heart
  • Sending Love and hugs to you
  • Courage

Below is the link to this stamp set in wood mount and clear mount as well as the coordinating Support Ribbon dies that are not retiring.

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You can see the video tutorial for the card featured above on this post.

Here's another card idea using the sentiment without the support ribbon.

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You can find the video for this card here.

Don't miss out on this stamp set. You can simply click below to shop.

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After seeing these cards and the possibilities of this set,  I think you'll agree that the Ribbon of Courage stamp set is a good one to have in your collection.


I Love Lists!

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Lists are great. Lists keep me on track, indicate progress, and hold me accountable. My most important list has your name on it...and, if it doesn't, I'd like to invite you to sign up.

The members of my mailing list keep me on track: I know they are counting on me to provide great content and information regarding something they are passionate about.

My mailing list helps me see progress
: As my list grows, it is an indicator that I am reaching more and more about a craft that I love and want to share with everyone.


My mailing list holds me accountable: I know that I must keep up with the latest trends and creative ideas because you are counting on me to do so.

Sign up now and don't miss out on exclusive content and ideas that, I hope, will inspire you in your rubber stamping and paper crafting. I am passionate about what I do and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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Fun Fold Card for Mother's Day!

Mothers-day-card 5-9-fbMother's Day is Sunday so here's a fun fold card idea that you can make now.  This is the card that I sent to both of our daughters.  

The sentiments from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set fit well for many occasions or a "just because" card.  Here are some other samples.

This set in combination with the beautiful (and, retiring!) All My Love Designer Series Paper makes a perfect "bouquet of handmade love" for someone special.

Here's the video tutorial to help you get started!

Lisa's Inkings:

Base Card stock is cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Card stock flap and fold piece is cut 2 3/4" x 8" and scored at 4".
-Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4" and 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
Whisper White for inside and outside sentiments may vary depending on die used.
Colored card stock layer behind outside sentiment should be 1/4" -1/2" bigger than the Whisper White.

Need some of the supplies seen in this video?  Just click the links below to shop! 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can use this Mother's Day fun fold card idea for someone dear to you!

 


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Fun Fold Card

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There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central. 

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be a pretty Mother's Day card.

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


Make This Gift Box for Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day is this Sunday so here's an easy little gift box that you can create in minutes. 

What can you tuck inside this box?  How about a gift card?  Maybe you could add a pair of earrings or a sweet bracelet.  Movie tickets might be nice.  Or, concert tickets to one of her favorites! 

My granddaughter asked me what I'd like for Mother's Day and I asked her to color a picture for me.  It's never to early to start them on the value and uniqueness of "handmade".

Whatever you decide, this little gift box will hold most any little treasure that you'd like to give.  Are you ready to see how to

You probably have the supplies to create a little box like this but this stamp set is definitely one you'll want to add to your collection.  It's at the top of the list below.

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Here are the details for making the box.  You know you are going to want to make it more than once!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 6" x 9-1/2".
  • Score at 1-1/4" from both ends with the 6" side at the top.
  • Turn and score along the 9-1/2" side at 1, 2-1/4, 5-1/4, and 6-1/2.
  • Whisper White for stamping is cut 1/2" x 3-1/4".
  • Poppy Parade to layer behind the sentiment is cut 3/4" x 3-1/2".

Mothers-day-box-video-5-8Now it's time for you to create the Gift Box for Mother's Day and I'll see you in the next post...have fun!

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Your Questions Answered: What To Do When You Run Out Of THAT Cardstock

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Today's tip video answers the question about what to do when you run out of a specific color of cardstock and you really need to finish the project.

We've all been there, haven't we?  Those times when you need a piece of THAT color and your scraps are all way too small.

In this cardmaking video, two of the Stampin' Up! retiring In Colors are used.  But, since that recording, those particular cardstock colors are OUT OF STOCK!  What's a crafter to do?

Take a look at the video below and see an easy solution that works for me.

 

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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.

If you have any questions for me to answer regarding cardmaking, rubber stamping, or paper crafting, please leave a comment below.  I will do my best to answer and if I don't know, I will find out!  Hope you will try this tip when you run out of a specific color of cardstock!


Clean and Simple Card with Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors

Love-what-you-do-card-5-6Today's clean and simple cardmaking project and video features two of the retiring In Colors from Stampin' Up!, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.

While these two colors of cardstock have already sold out and are not available for purchase, the ink pads, the Stampin' Write Markers, and some of the designer series papers with these colors are available as of this posting. 

Let's take a look at one of my fast-motion videos for the card assembly.

 

If you're looking for the supplies that are still available, here is the list as of this writing.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to shop.  Thank you so much!

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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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick video and card idea with two of the retiring In Colors. Tune in tomorrow for a great tip!

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