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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Blue Ribbon Father's Day Gift Box with Treat Cup


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Father's Day Treat Cup Gift Box


Here's another Father's Day idea using products from the Stampin' Up! World Spectacular Suite!  This one uses our Circle Treat Cups and Kraft Gift Boxes.

In this video, I offer some tips on how to create the little ticket border.  Let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Father's Day Treat Cup and Ticket Border

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Blue Ribbon Father's Day Gift Card Holder


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Watch the video for tips on creating this Father's Day Gift Card Holder


Here's the video tutorial I promised you yesterday to help you create this Father's Day gift card holder using Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon and World Spectacular Designer Paper.
Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Blue Ribbon Father's Day Gift Card Holder

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Be back in a little while with a Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial for you!

Stampin' Up! Father's Day Gift Card Holder- #1 Dad

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Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Father's day Gift card Holder

Father's Day is quickly approaching, and this week I'll have some Stampin' Up! masculine card ideas for you to create something for that special day.

Today's project is a gift card for Dad highlighted by the extra special Blue Ribbon (wood, clear) set from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  Paired with the World Spectacular Designer Series Paper, it makes a cheery and deserving greeting for the special Dad in your life.  The bright colors and fun designer paper artwork will be a treat!

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Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Gift Card Holder for Father's Day

Tune in tomorrow for a Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with some tips on assembling this gift card holder!  And, for more masculine card ideas, I offer my Mainly Manly Cards series with step by step how-tos  for masculine cards each month!

A Day in the Life 2012 and My Digital Studio- Birthday Zumba


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My Digital Studio Scrapbooking

It's about time that I share another page from my 2012 Digital Scrapbooking Project, A Day in the Life.  This page created to capture the memory of my birthday this past week.


I can't stress enough about the ease of use of My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! And, as I promised myself at the beginning of this year, I would make this a fun and easy project with no pressure to make it "perfect"... just one step at a time.

Whether you are a traditional or digital scrapbooker doesn't matter.  The important part is recording the memory.

Check out some of the supplies for scrapbooking from Stampin' Up! HERE.
And, if you're thinking about going digital, try the FREE 30 Day Trial of My Digital Studio HERE.

Stampin' Up! Wedding Card Idea- Quick and Easy Manhattan Flower


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Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Wedding Card Idea

How about a quick and easy wedding card idea? This Stampin' Up! card idea uses the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder and Vellum Card Stock that produces a "wow" in minutes!


The trick to using vellum is to "hide" the adhesive used to attach it to the card stock so that it is not visible from the card front. 

On this card, I used Mini Glue Dots behind some of the areas that have been embossed with the Textured Impressions Folder.  Works like a charm! 
Then, I trimmed the vellum along the top outline of the flowers to add a bit of elegance.

Quick, easy,...ready to go in minutes!

If you need any of the supplies to create this card, the product listing is below.
You can shop online, 24/7!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Word Play (wood, clear)
Marina Mist
Whisper White
Vellum Card Stock
Marina Mist 126962
Big Shot
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Folder
Scallop Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Mini Glue Dots
Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Love Scrapbooking? Stampin' Up! Fun for You to Use!

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Stampin' Up! Color Coordination throughout product lines is perfect for scrapbooking!

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I often receive questions from my Stampin' Up! customers and like to share them here on my blog.

Yesterday, I heard from someone new to scrapbooking and wanted my recommendations for Stampin' Up! products that were my "go-to" items for that paper craft.  

Here is the list of my recommendations for her to consider with the links to my Stampin' Up! ONLINE STORE plus the link to download the pdf version of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!

2012-2013 Annual catalog (pdf)

Punches pp.82-85
Stamps...any stamps are great for scrapbooking but for starters...check the Elements section pp.107-129
And, if you don't have a die cutting machine...
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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Artwork Stamps are the perfect tools for embellishing scrapbook pages.

Love scrapbooking? Find what you need for your craft in the Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Stampin' Up! You're Amazing Thank You Card

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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- You're Amazing

Getting this little thank you card ready to package with a Stampin' Up! catalog and shipped to the latest member to join our Inkspiration Classroom Virtual Club!  Getting each and every Stampin' Up! catalog is just one of the benefits of belonging to the Inkspiration Classroom.  Find out how to join HERE.

Love the images in the You're Amazing set!  Here, the hot air balloon image is paired with the Itty Bitty Banner "thank you" and cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits

Product listing to make this 3 x 3 card below and will let you view each in the Online Store.  Let me know if you have questions!

You're Amazing (wood, clear)
Itty Bitty Banners (wood, clear)
Naturals White 3 x 6 (card base) 3 x 3 (for punching)
Regals Designer Series Patterns Pack 2 3/4" square
Island Indigo 3 x 3 (for sentiments)
Cherry Cobbler Marker
Early Espresso Marker
Island Indigo Marker 2011-2013 In Color Marker Set set of 5
Whisper White Craft Ink
Big Shot
Bitty Banners Framelits
2 3/8" Circle Punch

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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Fun Summer Smooches Treat

Time for a Stampin' Up! video tutorial that I promised HERE last week for a refreshing treat for summer.

I think we often overlook opportunities to share our craft and brighten someone's day.  I hope this idea will inspire you to look for other ways share.  Little things do mean a lot and we're here on this earth to help each other however we can.  Spread the love!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Fun Summer Treat

More Stampin' Up! News for June


There is so much excitement with the new Stampin' Up! Catalog debut...and, my 55th birthday ;)...but there is still more BIG Stampin' Up! news to share with you as well!

During June, you can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator (on my team!)and not only get to choose your products to fully customize your Starter Kit...

BUT ALSO, if you sign up in June, you will also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite for FREE, including the Make a Cake Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD!
That's up to $48 in additional FREE products!



Description                                    Retail



Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*   $14.95                




Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*    $11.95    




Patio Party Designer Series Paper   $10.95




Patio Party Digital Collection DVD   $22.95


*Choose wood- or clear-mount; clear-mount set does not include clear blocks.

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Special Note from Lisa:
I love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family. The support is amazing! It's great to be able to to share what I love using the most fabulous products.  The flexibility this business allows is wonderful.  I can work my own hours; be my own boss.

If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!, now is the time! I'd love to share more with you so e-mail me and we'll set up a time to talk.  Questions?  I am happy to answer them all.  And, if I don't know the answer...I'll find out!

Thanks for visiting and let me know how I can help you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  You're the best!

My Stampin' Up! / Birthday Special!


Because it's my birthday and because I love the new Classic Ink Pads from Stampin' Up!, I'll send you a special gift when you place your order from the new catalog and your product total is $55 or more (before shipping and tax) by 11:59pm (CDT), June 4, 2012, in celebration of my 55th birthday today! ;)

What is the special gift?
With your qualifying product order of $55 or more (before shipping and tax), I will send your choice of color of one the new Classic Ink Pads! ($5.95 value)
I love these NEW firm foam Classic Ink Pads and want you to try your choice of color!  Please e-mail me with your choice of ink color after you place your order.


  • U.S. customers only.
  • Product total must be $55 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Order must be placed by 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time on June 4, 2012.
  • This offer is for individual orders only.  Orders may not be combined.
  • This offer only good through, Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and not available through other demonstrators or directly through Stampin' Up!
  • Free ink pads for this special will be ordered by the 10th of the month.  After I receive these from Stampin' Up!, I will package and mail to you using your shipping address.
  • If no color choice is forwarded to me by the 10th, I will send you one of the new In Color ink pads of my choosing. 
  • Inkspiration Classroom/Virtual Club members:  This offer is valid for you through June 30th, 2012.
    I hope you'll take advantage of my Stampin' Up! / Birthday Special and one of these new firm foam Classic Ink Pads FREE from me!

Stampin' Up! Summer Time Fun- DIY Summer Smooches Treat

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The lazy days of summer are upon us and so are hot and sunny days here in Southeast Texas.  So today, I am sharing an easy to create Stampin' Up! refreshing treat using Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper(125409) and the Bright Blossoms stamp set (wood-125495, clear-125497) that are available in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

It's so important to be hydrated during this season so this "dressed up" water bottle and sports drink mix are the perfect combo to have for any occasion!

I'm thinking...

  1. Sports team party favors

  2. Drill team/marching band treats

  3. Swimming parties

  4. Beach parties

  5. Fourth of July red, white, and blue, of course!

  6. Outdoor reception wedding favors

  7. New neighbor welcome gift...four or so in a basket tied withsome Stampin' Up! ribbon!

  8. End of school year party favors

  9. Graduation party treats

  10. And, so on...I'm sure you have ideas of your own!

If you can think of other ways to use this refreshing Stampin' Up!  treat, leave a comment here and share with us!

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In the meantime, I'll work on a Stampin' Up! video tutorial with the "how-to" for next week.  Stay cool and have a great day!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- My Digital Studio Update

Got My Digital Studio
Get your new In Colors today!
Our new 2012-2014 In Colors (Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Summer Starfruit) are available for FREE when you update your software. Not only will you see them in your color palette, but you'll get the card stock as well.

Here's a video tutorial to walk you through the process.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- My Digital Studio Update

Some of My Favorites in the New Stampin' Up! Catalog

Wow!  It's been a busy day!  It's always a fun day when a new Stampin' Up! Catalog debuts!

I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the new catalog! 

***Edited Product Update

Stampin' Trimmer

The Stampin' Trimmer (item 126889) is not available--yet. Stampin' Up! has been working with the manufacturer on final enhancements.  It was listed in the new catalog so that you would know it is on its way!  I will inform you when it becomes available. 

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Stampin' Up! World Spectacular Suite

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Stampin' Up! Fan Fair Suite

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New Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking Albums

What are your favorites in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog?