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Tips on Cutting for Cardmaking

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How about some tips on cutting for cardmaking?  A member of my mailing list, who is a beginning cardmaker, mentioned that cutting and measuring were two of her biggest challenges.  It seems like many of us have been able to relate to those challenges especially when just beginning to dabble in this fun craft!

The reply to her email included the following videos from my YouTube Channel which she found most helpful. With that, it seemed these videos were "post-worthy" again.

Basic Cutting for Card Bases

Cutting for a specific stamp/image:

 

Cutting 12" x 12" card stock for making 3" x 3" cards:

 

Cutting 12" x 12" card stock for making 4" x 4" cards:

Here's hoping that these videos are helpful for some of you!  If you have specific cutting questions, please let me know.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE to get more tips and ideas for cardmaking.


Above the Clouds Handmade Card and Punch Tip

Above-the-clouds-caseToday's project and video tutorial is a handmade card and punch tip using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

As mentioned in this video, this stamp set and coordinating punch was so appealing to me with this sentiment alone!  It is the reason that I purchased this bundle.  Is that ever the case for you?  Does a stamp set make it to your "wish list" because it contains a sentiment that you know you'll use over and over?  This is what draws me to many of the stamp sets that I've purchased for my collection. 

You will notice that this card has a clean design and can be assembled easily.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

Above-the-clouds-case-2When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

  • Order totals to $49.99 before shipping and tax will receive a handmade card from me.
  • Order totals $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax will receive a FREE gift PLUS you will get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase.
  • 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 and you will get to choose your Sale-A-Bration item(s)!

You can e-mail me, call or text me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you or place your order for you.

Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed today's Above the Clouds cardmaking video tutorial!

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Something New Coming Soon!

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Step up your coordination game by purchasing these exclusive products that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration and the January–June mini catalog. There is no limit to how many items you can order, but they are only available for purchase for a limited time or while supplies last beginning February 4, 2020!

Click HERE to Download the flyer!

Watch the video below from the Stampin' Up! home office for an up close look at all these While Supplies Last products.

Call or text me if you have questions or if I can help you with your order.

 

These products will be available beginning February 4, 2020,

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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When you shop online and you are wanting to shop with me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, be sure to look for my email address, lisa@inkandinspirations.com, and my phone number with the 409 area code in the upper right corner as shown in the photo below.
 
At times, there is some confusion because there are at least two more Lisa Browns that are demonstrators. To be sure you are shopping with your demonstrator, check the upper right corner of the online shopping site.  See below...the phone number and email address is there.  My business name, inkandinspirations, is in my email address.  Just wanting to help you shop with your demonstrator! Thank you! ---Lisa
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Two Cards with Stampin' Up! Parisian Beauty and Video Tutorial

Parisian-beauty-cardTwo cards made with the beautiful Parisian Beauty Bundle [153778] were featured in the latest Sunday Crafternoon Live on Facebook. 

This beautiful stamp set and die combination paired with the gorgeous Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] will allow you to make some cards with that wow factor that will dazzle your family and friends.

Here is the first card we made during the live broadcast...

Stampin-up-card-parisian-beautyLisa's Inklings:

Here's the second card...the Eiffel Tower card!

Parisian-beauty-eiffel-tower-cardLisa's Inklings for Card #2:

  • Card base is Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  Make a cut at 2-1/4" from the 5-1/2" score line.
  • With the remaining Whisper White piece, cut at 1-1/2".  This finished piece should be 1-1/2" x 4-1/4".
  • Basic Black CS- 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" and 1-1/2" x 4-1/4".
  • Designer Paper- 2-1/8" x 4" and 1-3/8" x 4".

Here's the recording of the Sunday Crafternoon Live.  I edited out some of the chatter! ;)

Here are the supplies you will need to make both of these cards. 

Stampin' Up! Product List for Both Cards:

Here's how you can order:

  1. Call or text 409-719-2853.   I will return your call or reply ASAP!
  2. E-mail me with your order.
  3. Order online HERE or by clicking the links above.
    When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see these two cards made with the Parisian Beauty Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Sunday Crafternoon LIVE on Facebook with Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Featured:  Parisian Beauty Bundle from the new January to June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Join us at 4:30 PM Central Time, 5:30 PM Eastern Time, 3:30 PM Mountain Time, or 2:30 PM Pacific Time

 


Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar with Botanical Prints

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This Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar is on it's way to many who have placed an order with me this month!  I love making and sharing a mini desk calendar each year and this year's features the Botanical Prints Product Medley [151301] from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Here's the complete supply list and below are some details to help you assemble one for yourself!  Or, you can place an order with me by January 28, 2020 and receive a calendar in the mail from me!

Stampin' Up! Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

2020-stampin-up-DIY-calendarQuestions about this project?  Leave a comment below and I will get back with you ASAP!  Now you can make your own 2020 desk calendar or place an order with me and I will send you one as a thank you gift!

Here's how you can order:

  1. Visit the Online Store HERE or click through the links in the product listing above.
  2. E-mail me with your order and I will place it for you.
  3. Call or text 409-719-2853 and I will place your order.

Thanks for stopping by for the 2020 Stampin' Up! desk calendar project and I will see you in the next post!

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Stampin' Up! Witty-Cisms- Taco 'Bout Awesome Card

IMG_2117Today's project is a Taco 'Bout Awesome card featuring the new Witty-Cisms Cling Stamp Set [151686] stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This set has the cutest images and I am having so much fun with it!   Did you see this Looking Sharp card?

These images are fun and can be used to create cards for just about anyone!  

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial. Enjoy the show! ;)

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products shown in the video. I would be honored to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, 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!IMG_2118

I will be happy to help you with your order.  You can e-mail me, call or text me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you or place your order for you.

Contact me with questions and I will be back soon with another paper crafting project for you!  I hope you enjoyed this Witty-Cisms card video tutorial.

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Valentine Candy Pocket

IMG_2114Valentine Candy Pocket by Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

For those times when you need a little something to give to friends or co-workers for Valentines, here's an easy candy pocket idea using the Heartfelt Bundle [153775] from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

This little pocket is just the right size for tucking in a piece of candy or gift card.  The two part sentiment is perfect for a friend.

Here's the video tutorial for this fun project!

Lisa's Inklings:

IMG_2115Here are the supplies used for today's project. Just click the links to shop.  I would truly appreciate your business!

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

Earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2020.  (Date to be announced in early April.)
Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2020

Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April where we will celebrate you!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes!

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Here's how!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2020) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com.
  • Orders must be with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.
  • Qualifying total of $150 is before shipping and tax.
Shop now through March 31st and earn your spot in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration.
 
When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $50 or more!  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!
IMG_2116Make one of these Valentine Treat Pockets for your friend and share the love!
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Painted Poppies Cards and Video Tutorial

2020_OCC_P24_BToday's Painted Poppies Cards and video tutorial are from a recent Sunday Crafternoon Live with Lisa on my Facebook page.  The photo above are just a few of the many beautiful project samples that you'll find in the Stampin' Up! January- June 2020 Mini Catalog.

This suite of projects but I will have to say that the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] is the star and running a close second is the beautiful sentiment set, Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set [151595].  This is a stunning collection of papers that is a must-have for your collection and the sentiments are in mixed fonts for the most-needed occasions.

Here is one of the cards from the video that you will see below...

Peaceful-poppies-sympathyLisa's Inklings for this card:

Below is the fun fold card from the video...

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Fun-fold-painted-poppiesLisa's Inklings for the fun-fold card:

Here is list of products used for both cards.  Just click the links to shop!  I truly appreciate your consideration in shopping with me and will be honored to serve you!

Product List

Here's the recording of the video from our Facebook Live. Hope you enjoy "the show"!

 

Sale-A-Bration plus a FREE gift from Lisa!

  • It's Sale-A-Bration!

    Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase!

    Spend $100 and choose a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item or (2) Level 1 Items!

    If your single order totals $300 or you have a workshop with $300 in orders, you will get the exclusive Ladybug Stamp Set FREE!

  • When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, place an order of $50 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!

Hope you enjoyed these Painted Poppies card ideas and will try that fold or card layout on your next creation.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Valentine Coupon Card

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 A 2020 Stampin' Up! Valentine Coupon Card is today's project and video tutorial. 

This is an idea that follows the thought that an experience is the best gift!  Tucked inside this card is a handmade coupon for a night out to the movie of my husband's choice.  This would also be a good idea for a Valentine gift for children or grandchildren.

Valentine-coupon-holderThe beautiful Heartfelt Bundle [153775] is from the From My Heart Suite Bundle [153931].

The From My Heart Suite Bundle  [153931] has one set/pack of everything that you need for making Valentine projects this year.  Or, you can choose to shop a la carte from the list below.

Let's first take a look at the how-to for this coupon card in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

Valentine-coupon-holderHere are the supplies used on this project. 

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Specials and Promotions:

  • It's Sale-A-Bration!

    Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase!

    Spend $100 and choose a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item or (2) Level 1 Items!

    If your single order totals $300 or you have a workshop with $300 in orders, you will get the exclusive Ladybug Stamp Set FREE!

  • When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, place an order of $50 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!
  • Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

    During Sale-A-Bration, join for $99 and fill your kit with $125 of current product of your choice!

    Also, you will be able to choose an additional stamp set of any price, receive a darling mini guillotine cutter, and a get a 6" x 6" sampler of some of the new papers from the new mini catalog!  Stampin' Up! will also include some business supplies (catalogs, order forms, etc.) to help you get started!  Call or text me (409-719-2853) so we can discuss it!  I would love to have you on the Ink and Inspirations Stars team!

I hope you enjoyed today's Valentine Coupon Card so shop now so you can create your own!

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Witty-Cisms Looking Sharp Card

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The new Witty-Cisms Cling Stamp Set [151686] has some pretty clever sentiments that will make your cardmaking and card "sharing" super fun!

The 2" Circle Punch [133782] and the Starburst Punch [143717] framed this sharp-looking main image just right!

Here's the video tutorial with the assembly!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 4-1/4" x 11" score at 5-1/2"
  • Old Olive CS layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Designer paper is cut 3-3/4" x 2".

Here are the supplies used to make today's card making project.

Product List

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, 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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Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase!

Spend $100 and choose a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item or (2) Level 1 Items!

If your single order totals $300 and get the exclusive Ladybug Stamp Set FREE!

Find out how you can be part of my Sale-A-Bration Celebration Online Event in April!

See the Sale-A-Bration Brochure HERE!

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Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

During Sale-A-Bration, join for $99 and fill your kit with $125 of current product of your choice!

Also, you will be able to choose an additional stamp set of any price, receive a darling mini guillotine cutter, and a get a 6" x 6" sampler of some of the new papers from the new mini catalog!  Stampin' Up! will also include some business supplies (catalogs, order forms, etc.) to help you get started!  Call or text me (409-719-2853) so we can discuss it!  I would love to have you on the Ink and Inspirations Stars team!

Thank you for tuning in for today's "witty" cardmaking project and I'll see you again soon!

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My Dad's 90th!

Dad-90Yesterday was my sweet Dad's 90th Birthday!  We celebrated last night with family at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Southeast Texas. 

Our Dad is a fit, fun, and full of life 90 year old!  We had so much fun.  Two of my siblings were there...my youngest brother joined via FaceTime from Oklahoma.

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Three of his siblings were able to join us.  His brother was visiting family in Houston.  There were 11 siblings in their family.

SiblingsHere he is with sweet little Mia!

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I made the cupcake toppers for his birthday cupcakes using the Make A Difference stamp set and the Golden Honey Designer Paper from the Sale-A-Bration brochure

CupcakesMia helped me make the birthday card using a retired stamp set and the Country Club Designer Series Paper.

It was a grand celebration for Dad's 90th!  Thanks for tuning in to read all about it!


Stamp Club Fun!

My local Texas Stamp Club met yesterday afternoon for a combo Holiday/First Month of Sale-A-Bration party!

Since I was under the weather before, during, and after the holidays, I had to put my Club Christmas Party on hold.  So we had a January celebration and we all had a blast visiting and crafting together.  It was like a family reunion!

Most of these ladies have been with me since my Stampin' Up! beginning!  It's a close group and we celebrate our joys and console and support each other during sorrowful and stressful times.  Even more special, this group continues to meet even when Jackie and I are in Missouri.  One of my sweet Stars team members holds the club gathering at her home and I'll ship the projects and directions and pop in virtually through FaceTime.  (Thank you, Debbie!)

Here are a few photos from our gathering...

IMG_2121Lisa and Debbie working on a Valentine project.

IMG_2122Sue coloring her "poppies"!

IMG_2126Rachel with her fun fold Valentine.

IMG_2128Melinda loves coloring with Stampin' Blends!

IMG_2127Stephanie coloring her stamped images for her poppies card.

IMG_2124Little Mia had to join in on the fun and be one of the gals!

Even if you don't live close enough to stamp with me in person, we can stay connected!

 

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