Fun Fold Card Video with Jar of Flowers

Jar-of-flowers-birthday-card-accent-strip-foldLet's start off the week with a fun fold card video using the Jar Of Flowers Bundle [154064]from Stampin' Up!  The coordinating Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6"Designer Series Paper [152486] shares the spotlight!

 Working with these beautiful bunches of flowers in this stamp set is so much fun especially if you like to color. You can see another pretty card with a different bouquet here.

Let's go ahead and take a look at this how-to video tutorial below.  Ready?

Just a simple little slice of paper really adds a lot, don't you think?

Lisa's Inklings:

Remember to dress up those envelopes with this easy fix here!

Need supplies to create today's project?  The supply list is below.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be thrilled to serve you! Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Jar-of-flowers-jade-birthday-cardOn this card, the sentiment was added since it would be sent as a birthday greeting.  The "Happy Birthday" is from the Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set [151534] and stamped on
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] then punched with the Classic Label Punch [141491].

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A Jar of Flowers Birthday Card


Here's a birthday card idea with the beautiful new Jar Of Flowers Bundle [154064] from Stampin' Up!  This cardmaking project was featured on my new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Launch on Facebook. 

These bunches of flowers can be used with or without the jar so it is super versatile. 

Here are some of the details:

  • The Bumblebee Cardstock [153077] base is cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • The Poppy Parade Cardstock [119793] layers are cut 4-1/8 x 5-7/8 and 2-5/8 x 4-1/8.  Plus, you'll need a small piece to stamp and die cut the sentiment.
  • Whisper White Cardstock [100730] is cut 2-1/2 x 4 and embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder [152725].
  • You will also need more whisper white for jar and flowers.
  • The jar was stamped and then the stems over top.  The stems were stamped *twice to make these reach the bouquet at the top. 
  • *The lower stems were masked off with a post it note to stamp the stems at the top of the jar.
  • The bunch of flowers was stamped, colored, then fussy cut to adhere to the top of the punched jar on the embossed layer.

Here are the supplies used for this card.  Just click the links to shop! Be sure to check out the promotions for this month on this post.

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Thank you for stopping by for this Jar of Flowers birthday card and we will seen you soon in the next post!


It's Cinco De Mayo AND Taco Tuesday!

Stampin' Up! Witty-cisms Taco TuesdayIt's Cinco de Mayo AND Taco awesome its that!

For today's project we have the perfect card to celebrate! Here's a great sample using the retiring Witty-Cisms Cling Stamp Set [151686] and the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper [155882].  Isn't it so cute?!

Here are all the details you will need to make this card...

Stamp sets: Witty-Cisms (151686)
Cardstock and Paper: Mango Melody (146989), Pretty Peacock (150880), Shimmery White 101910), Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (149589)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
Coloring Tools: Stampin’ Blends Crumb Cake Light (144582), Poppy Parade Light (146878), Call Me Clover Light (147023), Mango Melody Dark (147944)
Miscellaneous: Layering Circles Dies (141705), Whisper White ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326), Pearls Basic Jewels (144219), Paper Trimmer (152392), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579)

Mango Melody card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder, 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
Pretty Peacock: 3-3/4” x 5”, 3-1/2” x 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”, 1” x 3-1/2”
Shimmery White: 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
Ribbon: 5”, 8”


  • With SNAIL Adhesive, adhere larger Designer Series Paper (DSP) to Pretty Peacock layer then adhere horizontal DSP to Pretty Peacock layer.
  • Adhere horizontal piece atop larger DSP piece so horizontal piece is about 1-1/8” from bottom of larger piece.
  • Using the Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends marker, color the two strips of ribbon by brushing the ribbon with the fatter point of the marker. Take care to color on top of a disposable surface as Blends will bleed through the ribbon. Dries instantly though.
  • Apply a little SNAIL on the horizontal DSP piece but only in the area that will, later, be covered with the round taco piece.
  • Add the 5” ribbon piece across center of horiztonal DSP and secure ends to back with SNAIL as well. Tie ribbon into bow, trim ends with Paper Snips, and set aside.
    Stamp taco image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Color in taco with Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with 1-7/8”circle. Die cut Mango Melody scalloped circle layer and Pretty Peacock circle layer. Attach all three to one another with SNAIL.
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add taco piece to DSP piece so the taco piece ends about ¼” from the right side. Then attach that whole piece to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color three Pearl Basic Jewels with Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends marker and affix to taco piece.
  • With one Mini Glue Dots, attach bow so one edge rests on the taco piece.

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Card with Bonanza Buddies

IMG_2322 2The Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] is another product that is on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up!  It is a precious combo for birthdays and there is also a coordinating DSP, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper [151313].

The combinations of the bright colors, Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146989] and Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [131197], with a pop of Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045] make this card as fun to make as it is to give!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that you will need for the card project as seen in this video.  Some of these items are retiring and on the Last Chance List and only available while supplies last.  Just click the links to shop!  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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You can see some other cute projects made with the Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] HERE.

Take a look at this great bundle and other super products from Stampin' Up! NOW while still available!

Make a Card and Little Bag with Bonanza Buddies

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies

Yesterday's  Sunday Crafternoon Facebook Live featured the super adorable Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June Mini Catalog.

This is a great suite of projects, especially for birthdays, and ranks right up there with the Dino Days Bundle [151139] as seen here on this card!

The first project that we made was this cute little bag that can be used as a party favor or mini gift bag.

Party-bag-bonanza-buddies-stampin-upHere are the details for this little bag project:

Here's the fun card that we made...

Birthday-card-bonanza-buddies-stampin-upAnd, here are the card details...

Here is the recording of the live broadcast with a lot of the chit chat edited out from the beginning.  Enjoy!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for both projects.  Just click the links to learn more about the products or to shop.  You can also email, text, or call me and I will place or help you with your order.

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Hope you enjoyed today's Birthday Bonanza Buddies video! Shop now so you can start creating these adorable birthday projects!

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 youngest brother joined via FaceTime from Oklahoma.


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!


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!

Stampin' Up! Memorable Mosaic Card with Watercolor Technique

Memorable-mosaic-watercolorHappy Monday! To start off the week, let's look at a fun watercolor technique on this Memorable Mosaic card idea.

Using Shimmery White card stock, you can create a pretty and unique watercolor background for almost any stamped image. 

This is a beautiful stamp set and the bundle includes an awesome and versatile punch!

Here's the how-to video tutorial!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Garden Green CS for base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Additional layer of Garden Green is cut 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Shimmery White CS is cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".
  • You'll need a piece of Very Vanilla CS cut at approximately 3" x 3" for stamping and punching sentiment.
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper is cut at 1/2" x 4". (patterned strip)
  • Crushed Curry CS- Two pieces cut at 1/2" x 3-1/2".

Memorable-mosaic-card-watercolorHere are the Stampin' Up! supplies used on this card idea.  Just click the links to shop! Thank you for your business and your support!

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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 for checking in for today's video tutorial!  Shop for the supplies you'll need now to create this beautiful watercolor technique!

A Birthday Card with Die Cuts and Watercolor


Today's project is another cardmaking idea from World Card Making Die with pretty die cuts and a watercolor technique.

This Well Written die cuts are the perfect size for the front of a card.  It's also in a beautiful hand written font that is very easy to read. 

The die cut stems are from watercolor paper that come to life with a watercolor wash technique.  Here is the edited video tutorial from Facebook that was recorded on World Card Making Day.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is Mossy Meadow cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and 1/2" x 11".
  • The designer paper from Perennial Essence was cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and cut in half diagonally.
  • So Saffron card stock is cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • I used a full sheet of Watercolor Paper for the watercolor wash.
  • Very Vanilla for the inside of the card is cut to 4" x 5-1/4".

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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A big congrats to Barb Holland and Cheryl Lee whose names were chosen in my World Card Making Day drawing!  Barb will receive the Time for Tags Host Set from the Annual Catalog and Cheryl will receive the Tags Tags Tags stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

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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 for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for tuning today! Hope you'll try this birthday card with this watercolor technique and beautiful dies!-- Lisa :)


Mia's Birthday "Paw-ty"

FamilyToday is our Mia's second birthday and I wanted to share some photos of her precious birthday "paw-ty" that her momma planned. 

Mia loves puppies so her party theme was Disney dogs!  Even her outfit went along with the theme!

CookiesThere were lots of fun treats!


And, what's a paw-ty without hot dogs?!!


Look at this fabulous character cake!
CakeFor her guests, there were some fun activities!  Don't you love this adopt a puppy idea? (Banners made with the retired Stampin' Up! alphabet dies and Whisper White card stock.)


After adopting their puppy, the little guests could make a personalized collar!

And for more "paw-ty" favors, there were balls, frisbees,bubbles, and little reusable treat bags all in the doggie theme.


Bags by McKinney Made.
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More snacks and treats...  All in dog bowls! Food markers embellished puppies from the Dog Builder Punch!
Pup-corn Treats

Here are the doggie bags for take home treats!
Mia wasn't too sure about our singing!  LOL

SingFor more fun... a pin the tail on the dog game!

Pin-tailAnd, the big hit with the kiddies...

Bounce Bounce2HoneypapaAll had a fun time and Mia had a very Happy Birthday!

Thanks for letting me share Mia's very Happy Birthday Paw-ty and I'll see you in the next post! 

Gloss and Ink Technique for Cardmaking


Let's start the week off with a fun cardmaking technique using glossy card stock and our Stampin' Up! Classic Inks.

This is a super easy technique.  Here's a suggestion...prep and cut several pieces of glossy card stock so that you can make several of these backgrounds at once.  How nice to be prepared with a beautiful background when you need to make a quick card.

The colors used here are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial for the process. 


Lisa's Inkling:

  • Have a tissue ready to keep your hands neat and clean.
  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Cut your Stamping Sponges into wedges for ease of use.

Need supplies to recreate this project?  Here is the list with links to the online store.  If you at looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MJKMNESH, 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 for stopping by to take a look at today's project!  Now that you've seen the video, try this glossy card stock and ink technique on your next cardmaking project!

Birthday Card for Our Daughter


When it came time to make a birthday card for our daughter, I knew the Needle & Thread Bundle would be beautiful.

My favorite die from this bundle is the focal point of this card with a gorgeous pierced floral image. 

The floral images on the card front and inside of the card are cut from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.  

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this birthday card.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • You will also need a 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla for the the
  • Cut a piece of designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4". 
  • Fussy cut two of the floral images for the card front and inside of card.
  • Berry Burst for the pierced image is cut 2 5/8" x 4".
  • Mossy Meadow for die cut label- 3" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Old Olive...about 3" x 4" to die cut leaves.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that were used for this project.  Just click the links for more information or to shop.

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Birthday-card-stampin-up-2Our daughter loved her birthday card and hope you are inspired to make a card using these beautiful Stampin' Up! products, too!

Fun Fold Handmade Birthday Card for a Friend

Fun-fold-handmade-card-birthdayOn my Facebook Live last week, we made this pretty fun fold handmade card with the Incredible Like You stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Here is a remake and cardmaking video tutorial.  Same card, different color scheme.  Even though I continually refer to this beautiful color blue as Balmy "Breeze" throughout the video, I doubt that I ever do it again! It's Balmy BLUE!

Oh well!... Here's the inside of the card with the sentiment hidden behind the front square...

Fun-fold-handmade-birthday-card-friendLet's take a look at the assembly in this how-to video tutorial.


Here are the details for this handmade card project:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score on the long side at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".
  • Whisper White Square is 2 3/4" square for sentiment and 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" for inside of the card.
  • Cardstock behind Whisper White is 2 7/8" square.
  • The designer paper is cut 2" x 5 1/4".

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Try this fun fold idea the next time you make a card for a friend!

Facebook Live Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Project


This is the birthday card that we made yesterday morning on Live with Lisa on Facebook.  It was quite the adventure...a impromptu creation with some oops and funny moments!

I've combined some carry over as well as new products that you will see in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog which goes live on June 1st.

LEAVE A COMMENT below this post for a chance to win a random drawing for a prize!

IMG_9141See my oops in the middle? I plan to try and fix that!  If you're on Facebook, take a look at the video HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Memorial Weekend.  Special thanks to those that who have given their lives in service to preserve our freedoms.

Thanks for checking in to see the our birthday card project from Facebook Live...remember to leave a comment below!

Stampin' Up! Retiring We Must Celebrate Birthday Card


Today's project is a fun birthday card with a retiring Stampin' Up! set from the Occasions Catalog, We Must Celebrate.

The super cute little animals in this set make a fun birthday greeting for any age!

Let's take a look at the step by step how-to list below.  The supply list follows.  Reminder: Retiring sets are only guaranteed through May 25, 2018.


  • Cut base of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2".  Fold in half at 4 1/4".  Burnish the fold with Bone Folder.
  • Cut Soft Suede layer to 4" x 5 1/4" and top Whisper White layer to 3 3/4" x 5".
  • On this layer, stamp confetti stamp with Melon Mambo over the entire piece. Let dry.
  • Rub embossing buddy over entire piece that you just stamped.
  • Stamp the acorn stamp in VersaMark ink in open spaces between confetti images. 
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder over acorn images, shake off excess, and heat emboss.
  • Pump the lid of the Soft Suede Ink pad. Use Wink of Stella to pick up ink and paint acorns.
  • Stamp animal stamp on a small piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Choose two to cut with Paper Snips...squirrel and raccoon chosen for this card.
  • Use Wink of Stella brush to color the animals with Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo as shown.
  • Cut Basic Black to 3/4" x 3 3/4".  Rub embossing buddy over this piece of cardstock.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment in VersaMark on the Basic Black.   Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Cut right end of strip at an angle as shown.
  • Adhere Soft Suede and acorn layers to card  base.
  • Adhere sentiment with Dimensionals then animals with Dimensionals as shown.  Dimensionals should be applied to top half of back of animals so that the bottom of the piece sits on top of the Basic Black strip.


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Get a 6" x 6" pieces of 13 of the new designer series paper collections from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Catalog! See the details HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's birthday card project featuring the retiring Stampin' Up! set, We Must Celebrate...see you again soon!

One of My Favorites for Treat Bags!

One of my favorite dies (ever!) for treat bags is retiring!  The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are so versatile and come with some great shapes and accent dies for crafting.  I am going to miss sharing it with you!

Need a refresher on this neat little bag?  See the video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office below...

Click HERE to see the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits video on You Tube.

You can make some adorable treat/gift bags with this die collection.

More ideas:


You can create your own mini treat bags, as many as you want, in the colors and patterns you want, with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

* 12 dies
* Finished bag size: 3-11/16" x 5-1/4"
* Use with the Big Shot.

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