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!


A Favorite Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

It's a wonderful time to discover the joy of Stampin' Up! products and the Lovely Lattice stamp set that you can earn FREE is becoming a favorite!  The images in this set are gorgeous for coloring and is also striking as a simple line art image.

How can you get this beautiful set? Place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 in product (before shipping and taxes) and you get choose this set for FREE!

Let's get a little more of the scoop on this set.  Here's. a video from the Stampin' Up! home office...

 

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!

Shop now and earn this beautiful Sale-A-Bration stamp set FREE!

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Stamp "Surgery"

A few days ago, I performed stamp surgery on one of my new Sale-A-Bration stamps, So Hoppy Together.

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Stamp-surgery-2I knew that I would get more use out of this little frog stamp without the unicycle so I took an Exacto knife and cut it off! And, if I decide that the unicycle works well with my project, I can still piece it together and use it that way.

Here's the card that I made with my "new" stamp!

Stamp-surgery-hoppy-for-youInstructions:

  • Cut Pool Party card base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut another later of Pool Party to 4" x 5 1/4".  Use the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some "waves".
  • Cut Whisper White to 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Stamp frogs across so that he's turning flips! Use Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp.
  • Color frogs with Blends.  Outlined with Pool Party Light to give a shadow/grounding effect.
  • Cut two strips (3/4" x 5 1/4") of the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack in Granny Apple Green and adhere behind the top and bottom Whisper White strip as shown.
  • Adhere to textured Pool Party piece.
  • Tie ribbon below the main image.
  • Adhere this entire piece with stamped image and ribbon to the card front.
  • See how I finished the inside of the card below.

Hoppy-together-cardBelow are the Stampin' Up! Products used on this card.  The So Hoppy Together cannot be purchased but you can earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up! HERE!

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You can perform stamp surgery, too, to make this cute card!  Place your order now and earn this little frog stamp set FREE!


Sweet Handmade Valentine Card for a Friend

Stampin-up-2019-valentine-friendLet's start the week off with a sweet handmade Valentine card for a friend.  The Meant to Be stamp set and coordinating framelits make a beautiful set for any Valentine that you would like to make in 2019.

How about that beautiful embossed piece?  It's created with our Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets that you cannot purchase but you can earn them FREE with a $50 product purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  You can see another example of using these Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets HERE.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for this Valentine card idea.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" in Crumb Cake.
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Foil Sheet is cut 2" x  5 1/4".
  • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White  (approx. 3" x 3") for stamping and die cutting.
  • You will need another piece of Crumb Cake about 3" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment and die cutting heart.
  • Tip: Use a Blender Pen to fill in some of the roses on the inside of the card.

2019-stampin-up-valentine-friendStampin' Up! supplies for this project are listed below.

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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!

 

Have you made any Valentine cards recently?  I hope you've enjoyed today's card idea and are inspired to give it a try!


Wow Combination- Embossing Folders and Stampin' Up! Foil Sheets

Today's project has a wow combination of products from Stampin' Up! 

The combination of these foil sheets and the embossing folder is spectacular! And, even better, the foil sheets are FREE with a qualifying purchase!  It's Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration time!

This is a rare post where the photo of the finished product after the video so without further ado...

 

 

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this card project.  Just click on the photos for more information.

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Who wouldn't love to receive a card like this?  Change the sentiment to fit the occasion! The Foil Sheets seen on this project can only be earned with a $50 product purchase before tax and shipping.

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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!

You need these foil sheets and embossing folder to make cards like these so shop now!

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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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New to Cardmaking? This Is For You!

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If you are new to cardmaking, thinking about trying cardmaking, or looking for an easy cardmaking idea, please read on!

In today's video tutorial, you will be seeing how you, yes, you can create a beautiful card with a few supplies and a few minutes.

Let's take a look at the how-to for this sweet card.  If you can't see the video, be sure you click over to my blog.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stampin' Up! Note Cards and Envelopes are a must have for all stampers.  Need a quick card...This is where you can start.
  • The only way to get some of the beautiful designer paper shown in the video is to earn it for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase.
  • Designer paper for card front is cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Accent strip is 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment is cut 1" x 3 1/4".

Simple-cardmaking-ideaYou can dress up the envelope with the same stamped image!

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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!

If you haven't tried it, now is the time! Cardmaking is a wonderful hobby and brings joy to the creator and recipient.


Stampin' Up! 2019 Valentine Projects

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If you viewed my Facebook Live last Thursday evening, you'll know that this was the Valentine card project that was featuring the Meant to Be bundle from the Occasions Catalog.
(Leave a comment below and I'll conduct a random drawing for someone to receive this card!)

While this card is a bit frilly and fun, be sure to check out this card with more of a masculine feel made with the same bundle!

Need an easy Valentine treat?  Here's one made with half of one of our pillow boxes.

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Here are the supplies needed for both projects.

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Lisa's Inklngs:

For the Valentine card:

  • Cut the card base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut designer paper for background at 4" x 5 1/4" and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for  punching and die cutting.
  • Crumb Cake card stock for sentiment- 3/4" x 3".
  • Whisper White for inside of card: 5 1/4" x 4".

For treat box:

  • Cut pillow box in half by lining up curved end at 3" mark. 
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for filler, die cuts, and sentiments.

 

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!

Get ready for your Valentine's Day in 2019 with these Stampin' Up! project ideas!  

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Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 Pm PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 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 sharing two cute Valentine projects!  Can't wait to show you!

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!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,8:00 PM Central...have a great day and I'll see you tonight!


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:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift! 

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


Tip for Using Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

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Today, I have a quick post with a tip for using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  While there are many of Stampin' Up! colors from which to choose, did you know you can stretch your markers even more to create more shades?

All you need is a simple little tool called the Stampin' Blends Color Lifter!

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

If you are unable to watch the video, please click over to my website to watch it there.

Here are the supplies used for this project:

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 Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift! 

Hope this tip helps when using Stampin' Blends or has encouraged you to give these awesome alcohol markers a try!

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2019 Stampin' Up! Stinkin' Sweet Valentine Card

  • 2019 Stampin' Up! Valentine Card - Stinkin' SweetLet's start off the week with a stinkin' sweet Valentine card using product from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! 

This sweet little skunk is from the set called Hey Love which features some fun lovable animals that you can color or use as straight line art stamping.  Look at these sweet gorilla treats created by the Stampin' Up! concept artists!

2019_OCC_P08Here are all of the images included in this set...

Aren't those some fun images?  You can color with Stampin' Blends, Watercolor Pencils, or Blender Pens with our ink pads, or with Aqua Painters on Watercolor Paper.

Here are the supplies used for this project:

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I'm often asked the how-to for tying a simple knot with ribbon for cardmaking.  Several years ago, I recorded this video.   This tying trick still works like a charm so I thought it worth sharing again!

Hope that helps!

 Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift! 

Start your Valentine cards and treats for 2019 with these adorable new products from Stampin' Up!


DIY Hostess Gift for Christmas 2018

Christmas-2018-hostess-gift-1Let's start the week off with an easy hostess gift that you can make for Christmas 2018!

I think tea towels and/or pretty dish towels make great gifts.  I mean, I don't buy these for myself, do you?

This oversized tag takes the place of gift wrap or a gift bag plus has a fun and different look.  You can even use designer series paper instead of the stamped cardstock and it will take less time to make.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial...

Here's another example of this same project idea that was made for Thanksgiving last year.  Don't you love how we can make any gift look extra-special with our paper crafting supplies?

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Basic Black cardstock is cut 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".
  • Real Red cardstock is cut 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • You will need approximately 4" x 4" pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock and glimmer paper for the punched pieces.

Christmas-2018-hostess-gift-2Here are the supplies used for today's project:

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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Candy Cane Season

Kristen-mToday's cardmaking project features a 2018 Christmas card featuring retiring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The Candy Cane Season photopolymer bundle includes a cut stamp set and a coordinating punch!

Here's the step by step how-to for today's card designed by Kristen, one of my team members.

Directions:

  • Cut Real Red 3 ½ by 5
  • Take the snowflake stamp and stamp it in Versa Mark all around the Real Red paper.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder, tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Stamp strips from candy cane on REAL RED (scrap piece 3 by 3) in Versa Mark and sprinkle silver embossing powder tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Punch out with Candy Cane Punch
  • Stamp bow with Garden green (outline) and then stamp off once for the inside bow. Punch out with Candy Cane punch.
  • Cut square using stitch thinlits using the BIG Shot. (If you don’t have a BIG SHOT you can always just cut out Whisper White square 2x2)
  • Stamp holly with Garden Green and berries with real red.
  • Glue candy cane on whisper white square with the bow on the Candy Cane front.
  • Stamp BE JOLLY in real red with 1 by ¼ strip Whisper White paper.
  • Assemble card with an adhesive of choice and add rhinestones.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

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Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video Tutorials- Follow Your Dreams

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Taking a little break from the holiday creations with this Stampin' Up! video tutorial with Follow Your Dreams.

This fancy fold and particular style of card was inspired by a card from my friend in California, Beverlee.  I loved the little extension and I thought this dream catcher and feathers would be just right for this card.

See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube where you'll find over 700 videos on my channel!  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Base- 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock pieces- Cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 4" and 1 piece at 1" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White- 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Copper Foil - Approximately 3" x 3" for die cutting.
  • Watercolor Paper- 1/2" sheet for watercolor wash and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's project. 

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Free Gift from Lisa with Order!

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Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Thanks for watching my Stampin' Up! video tutorial and now you can try this easy fun-fold "dreamy" card and send it to someone special!