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.

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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...

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Here are the supplies used for this project:

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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!

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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:

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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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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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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.

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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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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!


Just A Few Days Left to Get These Products!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-1We are nearing the end of November and that means just a few more days to get the beautiful products in the Snowflake Showcase.

The Happiness Surrounds set is a beautiful, all around set that coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits. I've created this sweet card for a friend with the stamp set and a couple of punches.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

This video can also be seen on my YouTube channel HERE.  Are you a subscriber?  If not, sign up and click the bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White to 5 1/4" x 4" and scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Brights Designer Series in Flirty Flamingo for punching.

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!
These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

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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!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-2You can see more about the Snowflake Showcase HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's card for a friend using the Happiness Surrounds set.  Use this idea today to send one to a friend and shop now so you won't miss out on these beautiful products!


Stampin' Up! Snowflakes and Glimmer Cardmaking Video

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Today's cardmaking video features some a project using the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits and a simple sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.  Both of these products are in the Snowflake Showcase which are available only during November 2018!  That means there are only a few more days that these will be available!  Check out the Snowflake Showcase HERE in the Online Store.

In today's video, you'll see how I substitute some card stock for the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper pack which is no longer available. Let's take a look!

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.   Be sure to subscribe and click on the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • Cut other Whisper White pieces to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the main image and 1 1/2" x 1/2" for sentiment.
  • Cut Merry Merlot 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". Emboss with the embossing folder.
  • Cut Shaded Spruce to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 1 3/4" x 1.  These will be embossed with the embossing folder and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • You'll need three colors of Glimmer Paper to die cut the Snowfall Thinlits.

Here are the products you'll need for this project!  The Snowfall Thinlits and Snow Is Glistening stamp set is only available until November 30th...While Supplies Last!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
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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The Glimmer Paper really adds a beautiful sparkle and shine to holiday cards and I hope you'll give this one a try!

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Watercolor Wash

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If you have never tried a watercolor wash, you are in for a treat with this Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea for 2018.  

This is a super easy technique that gives a soft and sweet effect with subtle colors or a dramatic effect with bold shades.  

The Dashing Deer bundle is beautiful and those thinlits have two beautiful deer dies. One works well for this card's main image.

Here's today's video tutorial for this Christmas card...

 

Click here to watch this video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there be sure to subscribe. There are over 700 video tutorials on my channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the layer at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor Paper is cut3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment is cut 2 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Substitute Sparkle Glimmer Paper for White Velveteen Paper as seen in the video (SOLD OUT) for die cutting deer.

Here the links to products used for today's card. As seen in the "inklings", the white velveteen paper is sold out so Sparkle Glimmer Paper is substituted.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle and the Watercolor Wash technique that you need to try right now!  Let me know if you do!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea-Snowflakes and Plaid

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It's Monday and we have another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea to share!

This is a simple card to assemble and features one of the beautiful stamp sets from the Snowflake Showcase, Snow Is Glistening.

You can see two more pretty Christmas cards made with this stamp set HERE.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

Can't see the video above?  Click HERE to find it on my YouTube Channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Garden Green Cardstock is cut 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"  and you'll need a scrap for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 4".

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Below is the supply list for today's project:

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card idea and be sure and tune in tomorrow for another fun idea!

 


Simple Cardmaking Idea and Video Tutorial

Simple-cardmaking-ideaHere's a simple cardmaking idea that's pretty and easy to make!  This card features the Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set which is available While Supplies Last during November 2018.

I've used this design or sketch many times.  It never fails and makes for a beautiful card any time of year.

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

Can't see the video?  You can also find it on my YouTube channel HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut from Crumb Cake 4 1/4" x 11.  Score at 5 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White 1 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Cut Tranquil Tide 3/4" x 4 1/4"...2 pieces.
  • Nature's Poem DSP 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • If you're cutting the ribbon, you'll need about 18".

Here are the supplies used on today's card. 
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Try this simple design on your next cardmaking product and stay tuned for more ideas here on Ink and Inspirations!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea - Traditional Christmas Colors

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-making-spirits-brightHere's a 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

This is a simple card design that really shows off the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.

This paper collection features prints and actual art photography in traditional Christmas colors. 

Here's the cardmaking video tutorial with the simple how-to.  Let's take a look...

 

You can also find this video tutorial on my LisaBrownInk YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my new videos.

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-making-spirits-brightLisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Cardstock: card base- 4 1/4" x 11", strip 3/4" x 4 1/2"
  • All Is Bright Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4" for the large layer, 1 1/2" x 4" for contrasting strip.
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock: Approximately 4" x 4" for stamping and punching the main image, 1" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be an honor to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to be taken to my Online Store.

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This stamp set is also available bundled with this Christmas Bulb Builder Punch at a 10% discount.  Click HERE for more information on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.

Now that you've read this post, SHARE this fun crafting idea on Facebook and Instagram with your friends and followers! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow where I'll share a tip video for using the Making Christmas Bright Christmas Builder Punch!  Have a great day!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Ideas with Snow Is Glistening

Last week's Facebook Friday featured the beautiful Snow Is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits from the LIMITED TIME Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

Below are the two Christmas cards that we made...

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This collection features two stamp sets.  One is for every day/any day, Happiness Surrounds,  and the other is a holiday/winter set, Snow is Glistening.  To coordinate with these two fabulous sets are a beautiful set of thinlits!  

Below are the images from the Happiness Surrounds (149744) set...

Take a look at the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set below...

Look at this beautiful set of 20 coordinating dies, Snowfall Thinlits (149692)...

There are two additional offerings that really add to this beautiful collection. 

White Velveteen Sheets (149619)

Snowflake Trinkets (149620)

This collection is beautiful for the holidays and every day.  The Snowfall Thinlits are very popular! 

CLICK HERE to access the FREE Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet for the cards we made on Facebook Friday!

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Leave a comment here below this post for a chance at a fun prize!  I'll conduct a random drawing and post the winner on Friday,  November 9th!

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Facebook Friday Featuring Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

 

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Join us this evening for some cardmaking projects using the new Snowflake Showcase products from the Stampin' Up!

Tune in at 6:30 PM Central Time, 7:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Mountain, 4:30 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

November Promotion from Lisa:


Introducing the Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase!

10.01.18_SHAREABLE_Q4_OUT_OF_PUB_ENGIntroducing the new Snowflake Showcase of products from Stampin' Up!  that are available in November 2018 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets,paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!
Check out the products in the flyer HERE!

This collection features two stamp sets.  One is for every day/any day, Happiness Surrounds,  and the other is a holiday/winter set, Snow is Glistening.  To coordinate with these two fabulous sets are a beautiful set of thinlits!  

Below are the images from the Happiness Surrounds (149744) set...

Take a look at the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set below...

Look at this beautiful set of 20 coordinating dies, Snowfall Thinlits (149692)...

There are two additional offerings that really add to this beautiful collection. 

White Velveteen Sheets (149619)

Snowflake Trinkets (149620)

Here's a beautiful sample using the Happiness Surrounds set.

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Here's a card sample using Snow is Glistening!

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Join me on Facebook tomorrow evening to see these beautiful products in action!  I'll be going LIVE at 6:30 PM Central (7:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PM PT) on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

Visit the Online Store to get your beautiful Snowflake Showcase products from Stampin' Up! in November 2018, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!