Using Patterned Paper in Cardmaking

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If you've ever used Stampin' Up! patterned paper in cardmaking (formally known as Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper), you know what a statement it makes on your handmade creations.  The beautiful prints and patterns are inspiring and can be the starting point of any card.  Pick a specific sheet and you can decide on a theme, color scheme, and even the size of your card.

Today's project features the gorgeous Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper [155841]. This is one of the collections of patterned paper that is on SALE right now through August 2nd.

Here's the video that shows the process of the creation of this card.

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Stampin-up-patterned-paper-cardmakingThe Beauty Of Friendship Bundle (English) [155834] and coordinating projects are great for making cards for anyone on your list. Here's another card idea using just the stamp set with ink and paper.

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Now that you've read this post, I hope you are inspired to create a card with beautiful Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

Let the patterned paper guide you to beautiful cardmaking ideas!


Make A Handmade Card for Grandchild with a Baseball Theme


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Take a look at this precious card for a grandchild made with the Suit and Tie Dies. The “tie die” was used to make a baseball bat!  
Here are the supplies needed with some instructions so that you can make your own. 

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Measurements:
Card Base: Bumble Bee 4-1/4 x 11
Front Layer Crumb Cake 4 x 5-1/4
Inside layer: Basic White 4 x 5-1/4
Scrap Crumb Cake card stock to cut out ties
Scrap Basic White card stock to cut out baseball

Instructions:
Fold card base in half and burnish your score line using your bone folder.
Ink up the top inside of the folder with the Early Espresso ink, place layer piece crumb cake card stock and run through stamp and cut machine.
Place your layer piece to the base using liquid glue or adhesive of your choice.
Cut out 5 ties using the die from the Suit and Tie Dies. Place the end of each tie into the Detailed Trio Punch to round the ends. There will be to little edges that need to cut off using your snips.
Using the Early Espresso watercolor pencil color a “dirt line on each bat handle and down the length of the bats.
Using the Water painters go over the dirt marks to cause the dirty wood look.
Using Early Espresso Ink stamp the sentiments for A Grand Kid stamp set and place dimensionals on the back of each bat.
Layer the bats onto the card.
Cut out two baseballs using the smallest circle from the layering circle dies and Basic white cardstock.
Use one circle to trace the half circles onto the ball. Trace using the real red watercolor pencil. Add dirt to the ball in the same way you did to the bats.
Place a dimensional to the back of the baseball and add it to the card.
Stamp the inside Basic white liner piece of cardstock with a sentiment from the Handsomely Suited stamp set and Early Espresso ink.
Adhere the liner to the inside of the card using liquid glue.

This is such a cute card to make for children or grandchildren and I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own!

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-natures-rootsLet's start the week off with a masculine birthday card made with a beautiful "retiring" stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

The Rooted In Nature Cling Stamp Set (English) [148217] and coordinating Nature's Roots Dies [146341] have been two of my favorite go-to supplies when making cards for the guys in our family.  This card has a twin and will be delivered to two family members in May. 

Don't you love that beautiful oak tree?  Be sure to check out this simple inking technique with the Stamparatus to get that pretty ombré effect.

Ready to see the process?  Let's go!

Lisa's Inklings:

The Stamparatus is a great tool for so many techniques. Be sure you watch this one for the inking technique used on this masculine birthday card!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here's hoping you've been inspired to create and masculine birthday card like the one you've seen.


Fun Fold Thank You Card

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Our project for this Friday is a fun fold thank you card that is a remake of this card with a different color scheme and different products.   This card features the fabulous Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] and coordinating World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491] and Brass Foil Sheets [153057].

This cardmaker (me!) has a soft spot for products and supplies that feature maps, globes, compasses, and the like.  You can bet, this will be one of my go-to sets for graduations, bon voyage, masculine, and many other types of cards.  What about scrapbooking your travels or journeys with this theme? 

Here's the inside of the card with those thin strips of Mossy Meadow that add just the right touch.

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Here are the details so you can assemble this fun fold thank you card, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

If you'd love to make a fun fold thank you card like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cost to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business.

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Now that you have the how-to for this fun fold thank you card and have seen the video, it's your turn to let your light shine... make this card then send it.


2021 Graduate Gift Card Holder

Graduates-gift-card-holderLet's make a gift card holder for a 2021 Graduate! This one features the soon-to-be-gone Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] from Stampin' Up!

Yes, that's right.  This Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] is on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! 

The World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491] is on the list and one of my favorites. (It's on sale...$9.00!)

The Brass Foil Sheets [153057] that coordinate perfectly are also on the way out and bargained price at $4!  Run...don't walk...and grab these while still available...while supply lasts! 

This 2021 graduate gift card holder was created on Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook (April 14, 2021.)  The somewhat edited recorded version is below with lots of chatter from me as I interact with my viewers.  Here's hoping you find it fun while seeing the process of putting the card together!

Lisa's Inklings:

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These products are wonderful for creating cards for anyone.  Here's another card created with this bundle with a heartfelt sentiment.

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Now that you've seen these products in action, hop over to the Online Store so you do not miss out!  Thank you for tuning in for this 2021 graduate gift card holder and until we meet again, let your light shine! Mt 5:16


Handmade Card of Gratitude with Stampin' Up! Beautiful World

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Handmade Card of Gratitude with Stampin' Up! Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] from Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Today's project is a card of gratitude featuring Stampin' Up! Beautiful World.  This bundle and suite of products is absolutely awesome!   It was on my first pre-order as a demonstrator and it was so popular, items in the suite were on backorder until recently.

This card layout was one shared with my Stars team recently.  The dimensions and details were shared and everyone was invited to choose a color scheme, supplies, and stamps to complete the project.  It was fun seeing all the different versions of the same layout.

Here's the how-to video tutorial then read on for more details.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here's the inside of the card.  The Sponge Brayer [141714] added the color to the Whisper White Cardstock [100730] piece that was cut 4 x 5-1/4.

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Masculine Card with Tasteful Touches

Tasteful-touches-masculine-card-stampin-upIf you haven't discovered the beautiful Tasteful Touches Bundle (English) [154098] from the new Stampin' Up! catalog then just take a look at this masculine themed card paired with the beautiful coordinating In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494].

This is a terrific group of products to spark your creativity!  Here's another special card made with this bundle!

Let's take a look at the how-to for today's card...

Lisa's Inklings:

Experiment with the different layers in this die collection. As mentioned in the video, you can combine these for a great looking focal point.  And, this In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] is great for stamping an image or sentiment directly onto the paper.  It's amazing! 

Here is the list of the products used for this card.  I would truly appreciate your support of my business! Just click the links below for more information on each product.

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Thanks for tuning in today for this masculine card with Tasteful Touches Bundle [154098] and tune in tomorrow for quick tip video.

 


Make A Masculine Card with By the Dock

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Today's project is a masculine themed card created with the By the Dock bundle from the January to June 2nd Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  This stamp set and set of dies did carry over to the new catalog but this great dsp collection did not.  This collection of papers has been used on many projects coming out of my stamp studio.  Here is the latest...a sampler that was created this past weekend.

Are you ready for the video for this card?  It's a quick one and the measurements are posted below.

Lisa's Inklings:

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Thanks for checking in and I hope you've enjoyed today's masculine card video tutorial.  If you're on Facebook, click over to this private group to join my Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Launch party on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00 am Central and I hope to see you there!


Easy Masculine Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Country Club DSP

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We all need easy masculine birthday card ideas, right?  This one, with the Country Club Designer Series Paper [151314] from Stampin' Up! is super simple with a classic look.

This designer paper has some amazing plaid and diamond prints.  And, with what I consider a bonus, there is a print in this collection that features 12 black and white sketches that can be simply cut apart with your Paper Trimmer [152392].  Then, with a simple sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings Cling-Mount Stamp Set [151331], you can have a card for any occasion!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for all the details.  Here it is!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here's are the "ingredients" for today's project.  Just click the links to shop!

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If you enjoyed this easy masculine card, be sure to check out this one HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can't wait to get some of this Country Club Designer Series Paper [151314] and will make an easy masculine card like this one!  Hope to you'll keep checking back for more paper crafting and card ideas!


Rustic Retreat Masculine Birthday Card

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Today's project is a manly card made with one of my favorites from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (that's the big one!), Rustic Retreat Cling Stamp Set [150285].  This beautiful deer is easy to color and we are switching it up a bit by stamping and coloring on Crumb Cake cardstock.

If you are usually scrambling to make a birthday card for a guy, you'll want to keep this idea and make a stack of these while you are at it! 

Here's today's video tutorial for this masculine card idea.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's video.  You can purchase by clicking on the links below. Thank you so much for your support and your business!

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Try this card substituting Mossy Meadow for Pretty Peacock.   That would be a rich look, too!

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Easy Masculine Thank You Card

Easy-masculine-thank-you-card-7-15Here's an easy masculine thank you card idea using the Sailing Home Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The designer paper makes a fabulous background and the die cuts are classic and elegant! Let's take a look at the video tutorial with the simple how-to and read on for some details on this cardmaking project.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this project.  Just click the links to find out more or to shop! Thank you!    

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut at 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Love these label dies!  So striking!  Stamp then die cut.
  • When die cutting foil, it's best to cut a piece of foil just big enough for your die.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's masculine thank you card and I'll see you in the next post!-- Lisa


Sunset Watercolor Background in Cardmaking

Sunset-watercolor-background-7-1If you love watercoloring in cardmaking, the new watercolor paper from Stampin' Up! is a must-have! 

It was used here to make this sunset background.  My local club ladies made this card and no two sunsets looked alike!  They were all beautiful!

And, if you haven't discovered this beautiful new Sailing Home bundle, you are in for a treat!  It's beautiful and versatile and another must-have for your collection.  You can see more cards made with this awesome bundle HERE.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for the watercolor sunset background.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Let your watercolored piece completely dry before stamping on it.  Use a Heat Tool to speed up the process if needed.
  • The watercolor paper is cut 3" x 4".
  • The Night of Navy base in the video is cut to 4-1/4" x 11" but if you choose, the 5-1/2" x 8 1/2" piece works for this project, too.
  • You'll need approximately 3" x 4" of Whisper White for stamping and die cutting. 
  • The Mango Melody piece is cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".
  • If you so choose, you may put a drop of ink refill on a clear block rather than in the stamp case lid as seen in the video.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used to create this cardmaking project.  I would be honored to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  Just click the links below to read more about a product or to purchase.  Thank you!

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Sunset-watercolor-cardmaking-7-1Now it's time for you to try this sunset watercolor background so try some of our new watercolor paper and create a work of art!

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Making Masculine Cards with a Nautical Theme

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You will make some awesome masculine cards with this nautical themed set!  The Sailing Home Bundle is one of the new and very popular products int the new Stampin' Up! catalog.

This past Thursday on my "Late Night with Lisa" Facebook Live, we made the two cards that you see here.   The Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in this suite is the perfect supplement for this stamp set and coordinating die set. 

Here are the details for the "anchor" card seen above.

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Don't you love the clean lines on this card above?  Here are the details!

As you can just imagine,  this bundle is very versatile!  Think graduation cards for anyone, sentiments of support, thank you cards...lots of possibilities!  Did you see the Father's Day card made with this same designer paper and coordinating Memories and More card kit?

Now that you've seen it (and, need it!), hop on over to the online store to get the bundle and the coordinating paper! Get started on your own masculine cards...and, more...with this wonderful nautical theme!


Easy Father's Day Card

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Father's Day is Sunday here in the U.S. so today's project is a super easy card for that occasion. It was made with the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Kit and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

Take a look at the video tutorial for this simple cardmaking process...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Soft Suede cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and folded in half at 4-1/4".
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The card stock backing the Memories and More card measures 4" x 3-1/4".
  • Cut the trim a little longer than needed and trim to fit.

Here are the supplies to make this Father's Day card.  Just click the links to learn more.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be happy to serve you and honored to earn your business!

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I was so excited to see this awesome suite of products in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  The coordinating stamp set and dies are wonderful!

Take a look at these project samples!

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Facebook Live with Lisa, Tomorrow (Thursday) Afternoon, 3:00 PM Central- Masculine Cards

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, February 21) at 3:00 PM Central Time (5:00 PM Eastern,2:00 PM MT, 1:00 PM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

This is an earlier time than usual due to a meeting that I must attend on Thursday evening.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 3:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

I will be some masculine card projects made with the Best Catch Bundle.  It's great for masculine cards or for those who love the outdoors! 

This set and coordinating Catch of the Day Framelits (148815) were the first products from the Occasions Catalog that made my Wish List.  Our whole family enjoys fly fishing for rainbow trout in southwest Missouri.

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!

Who will be joining us?  Comment below!

Hope to see you all tomorrow afternoon for Live with Lisa on Facebook, 3:00 PM Central and we will create with the awesome Best Catch Bundle!