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! you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, 77F3UAVJ, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $25 or more! (before shipping and tax)  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!

Making Masculine Cards with a Nautical Theme


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.


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


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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Now, head on over to the Online Store to shop for these amazing products! Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at this easy Father's Day card!

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:

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  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
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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!


2019 Stampin' Up! Masculine Valentine Card

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Today's project is a masculine themed Valentine using the Meant to Be bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

By just switching up your color palette and designer paper, you stretch the use of this sweet bundle and see just how versatile it is.  You could also change the sentiment on the inside and you would have a great anniversary card.

Here's a video tutorial with the how-to process for this masculine themed Valentine...


If you're unable to see the video, please click over to my blog to see it there.

Here are the supplies used on today's card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Crumb Cake card stock is cut 3 3/4" x 5" and run through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.
  • Stamp the Hardwood stamp in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake then cut the small hearts from this stamped piece.

Specials and Promotions:

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Make a Valentine for your sweetheart with the Meant to Be Bundle and other great supplies from Stampin' Up!

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.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

Let's take a look at the inspiration for this card in the following video tutorial.

You can also find this masculine card video HERE on You Tube.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.

Make a Birthday Card for a Guy

6-22-masculine-birthday-card-1If you need a birthday card for a guy, here's an idea!  This background technique is fun and easy.  You can see how to do it here on this card video tutorial. 6-22-masculine-birthday-card-2Mix that watercolor technique with a little silver embossing for a special pop!

Here are the supplies used to make this card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut from Tranquil Tide at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock is cut at 3 3/4"  x 5".
  • Cut Watercolor Paper at 3 3/4" x 5".

Hope you'll try this technique for a masculine birthday card soon!

A Special Father's Day Card and Video Tutorial

6-15-fathers-day-cardToday's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a special Father's Day card .  You'll see a technique that is easy and packs a big punch.  Have some watercolor paper on hand?  Ink pads?  Clear mount block?  If the answer is yes, you are ready and set to go with this idea.

This technique is good to use with cards with a sentiment but no main image.  It provides and colorful and fun background and no two attempts are ever the same. 

Let's take a look at it in this Father's Day card video tutorial. 

You can find this special Father's Day card video tutorial on my You Tube Channel HERE.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is Tranquil Tide cut at 4 1/4' x 11".
  • The bottom textured layer is another piece of Tranquil Tide cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut two pieces of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack: 3" x 4" and 3/4" x 2".
  • Watercolor paper is cut to 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  • Whisper White needed for stamping and punching- 3" x 4".

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card; just click on the links to add to your cart!


 Try this technique to make a special card for Father's Day or anytime you need a masculine card!

Make A Birthday Card for Your Best Guy

Best-guy-birthday-card-1Making birthday cards for guys can be challenging.  Today's card making project came together easily with the help of the Suite Sentiments stamp set and Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!.

The geometric patterns in this paper collection are unique and eye catching and what special guy wouldn't love to be called the Best. Guy. Ever? ...My guy surely did.

Today's video tutorial is a replay from a LIVE broadcast on Facebook.  You can find me at Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown and Ink and Inspirations Stampers... Please join us there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11".  Use same color to cut the 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" layering piece.
  • Cut Very Vanilla piece for stamping at 1 1 /2" x 2" and another piece for the inside at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces are cut at 5 1/4" x 4" for card base layer, 2 pieces cut at 1 1/2" x 4" for layering under stamped piece, and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • The Suite Sentiments stamp set has a wide array of sayings for your card making.  Be sure to check it out at the link below.

Here are the supplies used for the birthday card for your best guy:

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Here's another look at the inside of the card...

Best-guy-birthday-card-3Here's another guy's birthday card idea that I made for my husband's birthday this year.  If you'd like even more ideas and techniques for masculine themed cards, check out Mainly Manly Cards, my most popular online class ever!

Try today's birthday card making idea for your best guy ever!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Build a Masculine Birthday Card

Make-a-masculine-birthday-card-1Today is my sweet husband's birthday and the makeover is his masculine themed birthday card made with the Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park with the bundles in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and this one is no exception!  I love these tools and their coordinating framelits!

The card that was the inspiration for this one is in the video below. You can see the original post HERE. More details below the video...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • In the makeover, the layout of elements from the card in the video served as the inspiration.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • The textured area is Basic Gray cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Delightful Dijon Banner is cut at 2" x 5 1/4" then punched with the Triple Banner Punch.
  • The dies in the framelits collection were used to cut the background embellishments and shapes.

If you'd like the supplies to create today's masculine birthday card, just click the links below. 
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Make-a-masculine-birthday-cardThis Nailed It Bundle and coordinating Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper is just what you need for making masculine birthday cards so get yours today!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Valentine Card

Masculine-valentine-card-makeover-1Today's makeover is a Valentine card with a masculine feel in some of our beautiful Stampin' Up! Neutrals.  The Sealed with Love stamp set provides the sentiment with copper embossing.

In card making, neutral colors can always deliver beautiful masculine cards with an elegant style.  Take a look at this way-back-when video that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The wrapped Burlap Ribbon  on the makeover provides a good alternative for easy mailing.
  • An Embossing Buddy was brushed over the Basic Black card stock before embossing.
  • The Burlap Ribbon was cut just long enough to wrap around the sides of the Basic Black card stock and secured with Glue Dots.
  • Stampin' Up! no longer carries the Craft and Paper Scissors.  Still a good idea to dedicate some scissors for exclusively cutting ribbon/fabric.


Here is the shopping list for today's makeover.  Simply click the pics to shop the Online Store any time!
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Thanks for stopping by today for our makeover masculine Valentine card and be sure to stay tuned for birthday version of this card coming later this week!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card for A Guy

Birthday-card-for-a-guy-aFor today's Makeover Monday we have a birthday card for a guy that gets a real pop from the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Going to be quick post...a little tired and emotionally exhausted from spending the majority of the last 24 hours at the hospital with my mom.  Thankfully, she's home and doing fine.   I'm ready to relax, give thanks, and put my feet up!  To those of you in my Facebook group that knew of this, thanks for your prayers!

So, here we go with the video that inspired this card.  The technique is replaced with the designer paper!



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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Birthday Card for Men

Birthday-card-for-men-aWhen making birthday cards for men, you can't go wrong with nature themed stamps and earth tone colors.

This makeover using the Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches set and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper stack.


Here's the video tutorial from the past below or you can find it here on You Tube.  In the video, our discontinued Stampin' Up! craft it was used but today's version featured our classic ink with clear embossing powder.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List:

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Anyone who places an order of $50 or more with me during October will gain access to my 10th Anniversary Showcase AND receive a gift from me. 

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Not Just for Christmas Card

Stampin-up-christmas-pines-thoughtful-banners-card-aThis week's Makeover Monday features the new Christmas Pines stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog for a non-holiday card

With the help of a simple "hello" sentiment, these images from Christmas Pines work well to make this a greeting card for any occasion during the fall or winter season.


The inspiration for this card can be seen in the video from the past below.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project:

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September Thank You Gift


With any order placed through me this month, you will receive the video tutorials and project sheets  for these three projects as a thank you from me, Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Emails with link to the these tutorials will begin going out September 9th. 

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