Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set Retiring from Stampin' Up!

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The Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! is retiring. It can be used to make beautiful cards with messages of hope as seen in this sample above.  I am sure that you know someone or have someone in your family that would love receiving a card with this message.  The set is versatile and with the coordinating Support Ribbon dies, you'll be able to create beautiful cards for anyone. 

The support ribbon colors can be found by conducting a search on your computer.  The sentiments in this set are beautiful and can be used to send greetings to any of your loved ones.

Here's a look at the sentiments:

  • With faith all things are possible
  • LIVE every moment, LAUGH every day, LOVE with all your heart
  • Sending Love and hugs to you
  • Courage

Below is the link to this stamp set in wood mount and clear mount as well as the coordinating Support Ribbon dies that are not retiring.

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You can see the video tutorial for the card featured above on this post.

Here's another card idea using the sentiment without the support ribbon.

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You can find the video for this card here.

Don't miss out on this stamp set. You can simply click below to shop.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

After seeing these cards and the possibilities of this set,  I think you'll agree that the Ribbon of Courage stamp set is a good one to have in your collection.


Fun Fold Card for Mother's Day!

Mothers-day-card 5-9-fbMother's Day is Sunday so here's a fun fold card idea that you can make now.  This is the card that I sent to both of our daughters.  

The sentiments from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set fit well for many occasions or a "just because" card.  Here are some other samples.

This set in combination with the beautiful (and, retiring!) All My Love Designer Series Paper makes a perfect "bouquet of handmade love" for someone special.

Here's the video tutorial to help you get started!

Lisa's Inkings:

Base Card stock is cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Card stock flap and fold piece is cut 2 3/4" x 8" and scored at 4".
-Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4" and 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
Whisper White for inside and outside sentiments may vary depending on die used.
Colored card stock layer behind outside sentiment should be 1/4" -1/2" bigger than the Whisper White.

Need some of the supplies seen in this video?  Just click the links below to shop! 

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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! 

Details:

  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can use this Mother's Day fun fold card idea for someone dear to you!

 


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Fun Fold Card

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There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central. 

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be a pretty Mother's Day card.

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


Clean and Simple Card with Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors

Love-what-you-do-card-5-6Today's clean and simple cardmaking project and video features two of the retiring In Colors from Stampin' Up!, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.

While these two colors of cardstock have already sold out and are not available for purchase, the ink pads, the Stampin' Write Markers, and some of the designer series papers with these colors are available as of this posting. 

Let's take a look at one of my fast-motion videos for the card assembly.

 

If you're looking for the supplies that are still available, here is the list as of this writing.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to shop.  Thank you so much!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, 4TG3422T, 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 so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick video and card idea with two of the retiring In Colors. Tune in tomorrow for a great tip!

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Tri-Fold Card Idea and Video

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Today's project is a tri-fold card idea that we made on Facebook Live yesterday evening over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

It's an easy concept and really shows off the beautiful (and, retiring) Share What You Love designer paper and the Strong & Beautiful stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Let's take a look of the Facebook Live recording for the how-to and see this beauty, inside and out!

 

Lisa's Inklings (Project Details):

Tri-Fold Card

  • Cut designer paper 5-1/4" x 12".  Score ar 4" and 8".
  • Slice off 1/8" on the right edge.  This will be the side that folds in first.
  • Whisper White for Base: 5-1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • For inside of card: Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4 3/4", Mint Macaron 3-3/4" x 5".
  • You will also need enough Whisper White and Mint Macaron to punch the circles.
  • You'll need pieces of designer paper to fussy cut the flowers.

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    • Cut Blackberry Bliss base 4-1/4" x 11". Score at 5 -1/2".
    • You'll need another strip of Blackberry Bliss cut 2" x 5-1/4".
    • Cut Rich Razzleberry: 4" x 5-1/4" and 2-1/4" x 5-1/4".  You'll also need a small piece for punching.
    • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

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Now that you've seen the video, it's time to plan you're creations, right?  Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Click HERE to see if the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is still available. If so, add to your cart!
  3. Love the beautiful sentiments used on these cards?  Here you go---> Strong & Beautiful.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code 4TG3422T to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Your order will arrive soon and you'll be making some Strong & Beautiful cards!

Thank you for joining me today and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your creations made with this fun fold!


Coloring with Stampin' Blends

IMG_2506Coloring this image with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers was so much fun!  Isn't this wonderful Noah's Ark depiction?  

This image is from the Perfectly Paired stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is a retiring set so if it touches your heart like it did mine, you must get it!

This is a set that I will keep in my collection forever.  I help coordinate a Caring Cards Ministry for our parish family at church and this is a great set for that ministry!  I think it's appropriate for any age!

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Today's video tutorial focuses on the coloring with the Stampin' Blends.  The video is 2x the normal speed but I think it will be fine for you to see the process.  Let's take a look...

 



If you'd like to make a sweet card like this, here are the Stampin' Blends that you'll need! Just click on the links to shop my Online Store.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stampin' Blends make coloring very easy.  Try them!
  • As you can see, I do not have any special technique for coloring.  The more you do it, the more FUN it gets!
  • If you can only get a few colors to start, I've got some advice on getting started HERE.

Hope you've enjoyed watching me color with Stampin' Blends and realize you need this Perfectly Paired Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree

Lovely-as-a-tree-128655GHere she is...the much loved Lovely As A Tree from Stampin' Up! 

This awesome and iconic set debuted in 2001!  2001!  Sadly, this beautiful and versatile set is retiring this year and will only be guaranteed available through May 24, 2019. 

If you do not have this set, you MUST! NO wood mount stamp sets will be available beginning with the new Stampin' Up! catalog so consider ordering it in wood mount.  I predict it will be a highly sought-after stamp set and a valued one for collections.

Yesterday evening, my Facebook Live focused on this stamp set and a style of card that I have created many times through the years.

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Dimensions for cutting: DSP 4" x 5 1/4",
Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Whisper White 2 1/4" x 4 1/2",
Cardstock layer behind image 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Below is a recording of that video...

 

Buy Lovely As A Tree in Wood Mount or Clear Mount!

Here are some other cards created over the years with this amazing set!

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Dimensions for cutting: Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2",
Embossed cardstock layer 4" x 5 1/4",
Whisper White 2" x 4 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 4 3/4",
Basic Black 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"

Are you convinced that you must add this set to your collection?  I don't want you to miss out. Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Or, go directly to Lovely As A Tree (wood mount) or Lovely As A Tree (clear mount).  Add to your cart.
  3. Order some new Sponge Daubers and Stamping Sponges to use for this technique.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code MJKMNESH to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Wait patiently for your order to arrive then make some fabulous cards!

Thank you for joining in on this tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your cards made with this wonderful set!


Fun Fold Card Idea

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Last night on our Facebook LIVE broadcast, we made this fun fold card idea with the Little Twinkle stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's an easy assembly and I hope you'll give it a try. 

Here's the recording of the Live video along with a little Stampin' Up! news at the beginning. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Use the same color of card base for the inside piece of card 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • The contrasting layer is 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You will need scrap pieces of both colors of cardstock for punching circles and starburst.
  • Cut Designer Paper to 6" x 2" and score at 3/4" on the 6" side.

Here's a photo of the inside of the finished card...

Fub-fold-card-idea-fb-liveSupplies used for creating this fun-fold card:

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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 fun-fold card technique on your next cardmaking project then visit Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE my page, click on Follow and SEE First so you can get notifications when I am LIVE!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:30 PM Central Time (7:30 PM Eastern,5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:30 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.

We will be making an easy fun-fold card!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:30 PM Central!


Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Last-dayIt's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so don't let this be you!

Many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity to earn some product for FREE but if you haven't, there is STILL TIME!  Shop now and see all of the choices of FREE product with a qualifying order.

And, if you have been thinking about trying out the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!, there is a great promotion that ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!  Get $175 in your Starter Kit for $99 and FREE shipping!
Want to know more? Check out the information HERE or contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

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In case you missed it, here is the recording of the project we made last night on Facebook LIVE.

Today's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am here to help you with your orders or answer your questions!  Hope to talk to you soon!

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Cardmaking Tip- Cluster Stamping Technique

Cardmaking-tip-cluster-stampingToday's tip is a cardmaking technique that is a fun way to add a sentiment to your creations that we call Cluster Stamping.

The stamp set featured in this video tutorial is So Hoppy Together which is one of the sets that you can choose for FREE with your qualifying purchase through March 31, 2019.  That's right!  Only 3 more days!

We created this card on one of my Final Countdown to Sale-A-Bration on my Facebook page.
You can see more on the cute images in this set on this post about Stamp Surgery.

Let's take a look at this Cluster Stamping technique in this video tutorial.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This technique is easiest with smaller sentiment steps but don't let that stop you!  Try out some larger stamps and let us know how it works.
  • The cute little frog on this card is colored with our Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends.  If you haven't tried these, please take the plunge and do!  So fun and easy!

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Now that you've watched the video and seen this technique, visit the Online Store to shop and earn some FREE goodies! See you again soon!


Sale-A-Bration Countdown: 6 Days Remaining

Saleabration-countdown-8The countdown is on and with just 6 days remaining in Sale-A-Bration, this card shows off three of the products that are choices with a qualifying purchase. 

To mark the countdown, I have been creating these cards on Facebook Live broadcasts.  If you would like to get in on the fun, be sure to go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE my page. Then, be sure to make sure you are Following and indicate as below...

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Below is the recording of the LIVE broadcast for this card idea.  Take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • There are three products used in making this card that can each be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax. Note the price is $0.00 because these can only be earned for FREE.

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [149698] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2UfUkWG

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set [149719] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2JKdGPN

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2TRBoK8

  • Purchase a minimum of $50 in product and earn one of these.
  • Purchase a minimum of $100 in product and earn two of the above.
  • Purchase a minimum of $150 in product and earn all three plus you will be eligible for Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!

And, when you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, CQ4QFFQS, 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!

If you prefer, I will be happy to place your order for you! E-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you! I don't want you to miss the chance to earn these great products for FREE.

Saleabration-countdown-8bThere are only 6 days remaining in the Sale-A-Bration Countdown so shop now and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea!


Cardmaking Video with Beautiful Vellum

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Today's project features a simple cardmaking project and video tutorial with some beautiful vellum.   This particular print design is from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Admittedly, sometimes this card maker will shy away from using vellum.  The adhesive has to be strategically placed.  With this beautiful print, it was easy to camouflage behind some of the colored blossoms and the die cut label.  

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  You'll see how this vellum piece just "makes" this card!

 

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The card base is Petal Pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Vellum layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The label is die cut from a 4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • You'll need  14" - 18" of ribbon.

Here are the supplies used to create this card.  Just click the pics below to shop!

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Cardmaking-with-vellumAdding the little bit of bling to this card gave it a special touch!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the simple and fun way that I finish the inside of my cards in a "Your Questions Answered" video!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  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 a little vellum in your next cardmaking project and I will see you in the next post. Hugs to you, Lisa.

 


Stampin' Up! Easter Card and Video

Stampin-up-easter-cardIsn't this bunny on this Easter card so adorable?  He's from the Stampin' Up! Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  When I saw the images in this set, I fell in love...just the cutest ever.  Looks like straight from a child's storybook!

If you like to color, these will be dear to your heart, too.  I've used Stampin' Blends here but you could use Watercolor Paper and Aqua Painter or Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.

Here's a recording of the Facebook Live broadcast of the makings of this Easter card.  Get your cup of coffee or a glass of tea or water and enjoy!

Lisa's Inklings:
Base: Highland Heather 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 1/4"
Whisper White: 3 3/4 x 5
Gingham Gala: 1 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Shimmery White for die cutting 4" x3"
Sparkle Glimmer Paper 1/2" x 4 7/8"

 

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Here are the supplies for this project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you. 

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Here's a peek at the inside of the card...

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You could even decorate the envelope in this same way!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  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 this card made with Stampin' Up! Fable Friends inspires you to start making Easter cards so shop now and have fun!

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Add This Simple Special Touch to Your Cardmaking

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Today's project features a tip that you can use to add a special touch to your cardmaking.  It's simple and a little "dab" will do ya!  (I am definitely dating myself!)

The main image on this card is from one of the beautiful Sale-A-Bration sets, All Adorned, which was released in February. You can only get it by earning it for FREE with a $50 product purchase. This ornate look inspired me to create a card to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.  But, really, you can wish someone a lucky day any time!

Instead of using the traditional greens, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce from Stampin' Up! take the spotlight here.  And, see that little sparkle and shine?  That's the secret!  Let's take a look at today's video tutorial.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is Mint Macaron cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Shaded Spruce layer is cut  4" x 4 3/4".
  • The Gold Glimmer strips are cut 4" x 1/2".
  • Whisper White for the main image is cut 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Here are the supplies used for this cardmaking project.  Simply click the links for more information or to shop.  I would love to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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We are into the final weeks of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and I do not want you to miss out on this great promotion!  
And, it's your last chance to earn your way to my virtual party in April, Lisa's Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

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Gift from Lisa with Qualifying Purchase!

*HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS   Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store in March 2019 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!

Add this simple special touch to your cardmaking to dazzle and delight your recipients!