A Birthday Card with Die Cuts and Watercolor

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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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Congratulations!

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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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!

Food

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

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.)

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

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

Favors

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!
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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

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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

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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!

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Facebook Live Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Project

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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.

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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

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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.

Instructions:

  • 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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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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Easy Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards

Easy-stampin-up-birthday-card-birthday-memoriesOne of my favorite retiring group of products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is this Birthday Delivery stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.

The base of this card is one of our colors that is leaving during the new COLOR REVAMP.  If you love "Soft Sky", be sure to get your ink refill and card stock now!

Some crafty folks see fussy cutting as tedious work but I love to do it when chatting on the phone or watching TV.  This paper is awesome with these fun and colorful animal images for birthdays especially for the young folk!   You'll see in today's video tutorial my process of putting this card together.  (Excuse my headset cord!  I'll work on controlling that in future videos!)

Let's take a look at the video...

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

I'll be sharing some more birthday cards with these products on my Facebook Live tomorrow evening. Be sure to tune in at 7:30 PM, Central Time.

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-masculine-birthday-card-true-gentlemenToday's project is a Stampin' Up! masculine birthday card and video tutorial with the True Gentlemen Suite from the Occasions Catalog.

Many of the  products used on this card are on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and available only while supplies last.

Aren't these colors beautiful? I just love the combination of Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla!

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

Click HERE to see the Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card video tutorial on You Tube.

Download the Project Inspiration Sheet HERE.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

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Stampin' Up! Easy Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder

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Today's project is an easy birthday gift card holder.  Check out all the details below!

Stamps:
• Label Me Pretty Wood-Mount Bundle [145304]
• Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Bundle [145305]

Paper:

• Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [144245]: 4” x 4”, scrap for punching
• Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [145559] : 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”, scrap for punching
• Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] : 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” square and 5 3/4” x 3 3/4”, score at 3 3/4”, scrap for stamping and punching.


Ink:
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad [144083]
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad [144086] 



Accessories:

• Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon [144135]
• 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows [144217]
• 1-3/8" Circle Punch [119860]
• Stampin' Trimmer [126889]
• SNAIL Permanent Adhesive [104332]
• Paper Snips Scissors [103579]
Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995]

 

Instructions:

  1. Adhere 3 3/4” Whisper White square to 4” square of Lemon Lime Twist.
    2. Fold the longer piece of Whisper White on the 3 3/4” score line. Fold with long flap on top. Adhere 1 1/2” wide strip of designer paper to inside strip of Whisper White as seen in photo.
    3. Adhere 3 3/4” square of designer paper to front of this Whisper White piece.
    4. Tie ribbon around next to fold.
    5. Adhere inner 1 1/2” wide part of Whisper White to edge of Whisper White on 4” x 4” base. Use Tear & Tape on top and bottom only of 1 1/2” wide piece.
    6. Stamp Happy Birthday image in Berry Burst on Whisper White and punch.
    7. Punch shape from Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Cut in half and adhere to back of stamped and punched piece. Adhere to front of card.
    8. Stamp swirl image in Lemon Lime Twist on same color card stock. Punch.
    9. Punch 1 3/8” Circle from coordination designer paper. Adhere to punch Lemon Lime piece as shown.
    10. Adhere In Color Bitty Bow in Lemon Lime Twist to circle.
    11. Insert gift card.


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Stampin' Up! Product List for this Easy Fold Gift Card Holder:

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     ***If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift.
     
    Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW and make this easy fold birthday gift card holder for your next gift giving celebration!
     

Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Bird Banter

Birthday-card-bird-banter-1Before I finish packing for our getaway, here's a fun birthday card and video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Bird Banter.  You will love how this set coordinates for Tutti Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is so colorful and the fruit prints are darling with the birds!

This parrot was colored with our Watercolor Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

Click HERE to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card:

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Blender Pens
$12.00

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Peekaboo Peach is cut 7/8" x 3 1/2".
  • Strip of designer paper is 1/2" x 4 1/2".

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Host Code for April:

Use Host Code REAQVYN3 when placing an order in my online store and receive a gift from me in the mail.
 
***If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift.
 
Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.
 
Thanks for tuning in for today's birthday card and video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Bird Banter.



Make a Birthday Card with Sunshine & Rainbows

Birthday-card-with-sunshine-rainbowsToday's project is a birthday card with Sunshine & Rainbows from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  This rainbow is so much fun to make and really is an eye catcher for cards.  Anyone would be so excited to receive a card with a rainbow, don't y0u think?

The Rainbow Builder Framelits are fabulous on their own but make a fine pair with the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set.  See the bundle with stamp set and framelits for 15% off HERE.

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

See the birthday card with Sunshine & Rainbows video tutorial on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper has this cute cloud pattern that's a great print to use with the rainbow.
  • The Rainbow Builder Framelits have dies that can be used on their own with no coordinating stamp from the set.  The cloud border with the sentiment is an example.
  • Tip: Start building the rainbow from the biggest arch and work your way down.
  • Colors used for rainbow: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum
  • Click here to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet.

 

Lisa's March Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: K2N7N94R  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! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Enjoy these fun cardmaking supplies from Stampin' Up! and make it a Sunshine & Rainbows day for someone with this birthday card!


Make a Birthday Card with Magical Day!

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Today's project is a fun birthday card with the Magical Day stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. 

I love this set and the coordinating framelits and designer paper.  These products make a fun card for kids of all ages.   Last week, I made this box with a darling mermaid from the set.

The rich colors from the designer paper inspired the coloring of the knight with my Stampin' Blends.  I think I could color with those beauties all day long...so very relaxing.

This card is a makeover of the one seen in the video below.  I switched things up a bit since I needed to add a sentiment.  Rather than add another die cut or punched element, I decided to white emboss the sentiment directly on the card base.  It just pops on that Dapper Denim base, doesn't it?

Take a look at the video below to see the basic steps for this card.

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This is a great layout if you need a starting point for a card. 
  • Use the designer paper that you choose as inspiration for your ink and card stock color choices.
  • Try combining patterns as I did on both the card in the video and the makeover with Magical Day.  Notice one print is bolder than the other on each card.
  • Click here to access the Ink and Inspirations Project Details for this makeover.

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Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Order your Magical Day Bundle and Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Paper today to make this super cute birthday card!

 


Shaker Card with Sunshine & Rainbows

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-1Last night on Live with Lisa on Facebook, we created this really fun shaker card with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.  My local Stamp Club made this card at out February session. It was designed by my assistant, Alicia...isn't it the best?

 

Sunshine-rainbows-shaker-card-2The Sunshine & Rainbows bundle it a wonderful duo to add to your collection.  Add some of our Window Sheets, Iridescent Sequins, Gold Glitter Flakes, and Foam Adhesive Strips to your order and you'll be making beautiful shaker cards  in no time!

If you'd like to see the recording of the LIVE video, the video is posted below.  It's a bit lengthy so grab a bag of popcorn and your favorite  beverage! ;)

Remember to add an Embossing Buddy to your order!

*HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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!

Here's the Mini Pizza Box shown in the video.  Love that pot of gold!

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Reminder: Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the other cards shown in the above video.

Thanks for checking in for the Sunshine & Rainbows Shaker card from Live with Lisa on Facebook...have a great weekend!- Lisa