Easy Technique for Rubber Stamping with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus

Rubber-stamping-technique-stamparatusIt's Monday and we are ready to get crafting with this simple stamping technique with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus [146276] called hinge stamping. 

I love this Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [155052] and these large greeting stamps were just right for this technique.

This is a fast motion video so take a couple of minutes to watch!

Isn't that a fun rubber stamping technique?  That Stamparatus is a gem!

Lisa's Inklings:

Stamping-technique-stamparatusI love this card and can't wait to send it to a friend! Or, wait... we are all friends here!  Leave a comment below by Friday, Noon (CT) July 23rd, and I will conduct a random draw to send it to one of you!

And, if you'd like to try making it yourself, here are the supplies! 

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Thanks for checking in today for this fun rubber stamping technique with the Stamparatus and remember to leave a comment below!

Make A Card with an Easy Angle Cut Technique

Birthday-card-with-angled-cutToday's cardmaking video tutorial features this easy angle cut technique.  This is such a fun look and so simple to achieve. 

In the video tutorial, you will see how one cut can add such an interesting touch to your card front!

Let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:


You could do this technique with any color of card stock and designer paper.  But, this Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English) [155823] and You're A Peach 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [155686] is perfect for summer.  Here's another sweet card made with these products.

If you'd like to try this easy angle cut technique as seen in this video, here is the list.  If you need any of the supplies, please click on any of the images below.

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Now it's time to create!  Make one of these easy angle cut techique cards and get it in the mail...be the light; send a card!

Faux Ribbon Technique for Handmade Cards

Faux-ribbon-technique-videoToday's post features an easy technique for creating faux ribbon for your handmade cards.  This was one of the very first techniques that I learned when I first began my journey with paper crafting and cardmaking.  On a recent Facebook live, I demonstrated this technique and found that several viewers had never tried or seen this technique.  This led me to take a clip from the video and share it with all my viewers. 

Let's take a look at this simple technique to create faux ribbon using a Bone Folder [102300] and some cardstock strips.

Lisa's Inklings:
-Strips of cardstock should be cut 3/8 to 5/8 for best results to create the faux ribbon.
-Run the side edge of the Bone Folder [102300] along the cardstock strip at least twice.
Separate the layers slowly and carefully.
-Use Mini Glue Dots [103683] to make the bow.
-Try this technique on a larger piece of cardstock to create a fun textured layer for your handmade cards.

Faux-Ribbon-Technique-CardmakingThis card was made with minimal supplies including stamps, ink, and paper.  For cardmaking and paper crafting, basic tools/supplies are also needed which include Paper Trimmer [152392], Bone Folder [102300], Paper Snips [103579], and adhesives such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] and Mini Glue Dots [103683].

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Hope you've enjoyed this introduction or reminder of this technique! Now it's time for you to create a card using this faux ribbon technique for handmade cards.

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.

Easy Gilded Leafing Technique Video for Handmade Cards

Easy-gilded-leafing-techniqueLet's kick off Tuesday with an easy technique video for handmade cards using Gilded Leafing from Stampin' Up!

The Gilded Leafing is a jar of beautiful golden flakes, lighter than a feather, that works magic on your paper crafting creations.  You've seen a demonstration and sample of this gilded leafing on another project but I have to admit that I LOVE this method and the secret to the "easy" is using our Adhesive Sheets.

Here's the video so you can see how the easy gilded leafing technique is done!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-gilded-leafing-technique-birthday-cardHere are the supplies used to create this card. (Isn't it so pretty?)

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Here's the same card with a different sentiment from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.

Gilded-leafing-technique-videoNow that you've seen the video, grab some Gilded Leafing and Adhesive Sheets [152334] and create your own magically gilded card!  Thank you for stopping by today for the easy gilded leafing technique video for handmade cards.

Puttin' On The Glitz- Video Tutorial Using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment from Stampin' Up!


Here's a little bit of glitz and glamour for your cardmaking using the new Gilded leafing Embellishment from Stampin' Up! 

Admittedly, this paper crafter was a bit intimidated by this new product.  After seeing our CEO, Sara Douglass and her mom, board chair and founder Shelli Gardner, use this during our OnStage online for Stampin' Up! demonstrators this fall, I knew that I had to give it a try!

Here's hoping you'll give it a try after seeing the video below!

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-art-gallery-gilded-embellishmentsHere are the supplies used for this card project from the video:

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Here's hoping you've been inspired to try the Gilded Leafing Embellishment [154560] on a card making project!


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Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

IMG_4110Let your faith be bigger than your fear...a statement so fitting for these times. 

This sentiment is one from the Ridiculously Awesome Cling Stamp Set [152512] from Stampin' Up! and is highlighted by the beautiful Rainbow Glimmer Paper [153056].  And, who remembers this technique?  It's so much fun and super easy!  The scrappy scrip technique is a great way to get a very "stand out" background. See more samples and the video tutorial HERE.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Give this technique a try with this beautiful glimmer paper.  Here are the supplies you will need.

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The scrappy strip technique will be one of your favorites once you give it a try!  Let me know what you think! 

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Add a 3D Effect on Your Handmade Cards

IMG_3705With a few snips and some dimensional adhesive, it's easy to have a 3D effect on your handmade cards. 

Here you can see a beautiful bunch of sunflowers from the Jar of Flowers stamp set.

Let's take a look at creating this effect!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of supplies used for today's project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored and extremely grateful!

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The Jar Of Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set [152515] has some beautiful images for cardmaking!  Get yours today and put this easy 3D effect on your next cardmaking project!

Easy and Fun Technique with Your Handmade Cards


Wow...this is an easy and fun technique that packs a punch on your handmade cards!

Known as the Scrappy Strip Technique, you may have seen card samples with this technique and I sit and wonder why it took me so long to try it! It's so very simple!

Below is the video of the making of two cards with this technique.  It's a little chatty but I was trying to mimic a LIVE broadcast so I hope you enjoy it!


Here are the supplies for the first card...

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IMG_3816Here are the supplies for the Sunshine Card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base measures 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Layer is cut 5-1/4 x 4.  You can cut this down to preferred size after you get the strips glued.
  • Try to cut strips 5 to 5-1/2 inches long.  I try to start with a piece that's at least 5-1/2" in length.
  • First strip should run straight with the edge and not overhang the cardstock layer.

Thanks for stopping by for this "Ridiculously Awesome" easy and fun technique! Now it's your turn to try!

Make Your Own Patterned Paper for Cardmaking



The greenery stems in the Forever Fern stamp set make a beautiful background with colors of your choosing. The Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] layer pictured above is stamped with several shades of green and a blue green.  Be sure to watch the video to see one way that this was used as a background element on a card.

Here are some of the products used on the finished card in the video.  I would so very much appreciate your support by shopping with me in my Stampin' Up! Online Store!

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If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

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Thanks for tuning in today for this quick tip video on making your own patterned paper for cardmaking! 

Ribbon Tip for Cardmaking- Make Fringe or Tassels

Dino-days-card-ribbon-techniqueHow about a quick video tutorial on creating this ribbon fringe with Stampin' Up! 3/8" Denim Ribbon [149590]?

On this card, you can see how it adds such a fun touch to this card made with the Dino Days Bundle [151139] and the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper [155882].

So that you can see just how easy this is, take a look at the video tutorial below!

Here are a few details for the card in this video:

Stampin' Up! supplies used in creating this card.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!  Thank you for supporting my business.

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Thank you for tuning in for today's ribbon technique video now it's your turn to give it a try on your next cardmaking project!

Easy Rubber Stamping Technique with Ink and Stampin' Up! Layered with Kindness

Easy-rubber-stamping-technique-positive-thinkingToday's card and video tutorial features an easy rubber stamping technique with Sponge Daubers [133773].  It's a remake of the card that we made in Facebook Live on Saturday.

The Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655] is retiring so it will only be available for a little while longer.  And, check out those cute punched shapes!  Those are the super popular Label Me Lovely Punch [151296] and Label Me Fancy Punch [151297].  Lucky for us, these will both be in the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for 2020-2021.

Here's the video tutorial so you can re-create this beautiful card yourself!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-rubber-stamping-ink-techniqueHere is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy and honored to serve you!

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Now that you've read this post, try this technique with this beautiful Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655]!

Ombre Cardmaking Technique and Video Tutorial


Here's an idea for making an ombre technique with cardstock for cardmaking.
This precious Honey Bee Bundle [153792] with coordinating dies is on the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Last Chance List.
The Honey Bee Bundle [153792] has been very popular and was on backorder for quite a while!  This is my first card project with this bundle. It was so much fun to create this project. The card stock strips create an ombre look and make for a sweet background for these images, don’t you think?
Here's a quick video for you to create this cardmaking technique.

If you like this effect, try different colors to create this ombre look. Think about using shades of blue, pinks and reds, or purple tints.
Here are the details for this card:
Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products used for this card. The items from the Last Chance (Retiring) List are available While Supplies Last and may or may not be available.
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If you do not have this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] please take advantage of this time and treat yourself while still available!
P.S. We made an extra project. It’s an easy little box.
  • Cut your cardstock 5-½” x 8-½”.
  • Score at 2,4,6,8 on the 8-½” side. Turn and score at 2” for the box bottom.
  • The accent pieces of cardstock on each panel are cut 1-¾” x 3-¼”.

Get busy as a bee and buzz on over to the online store to get this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] while it is still available then try your hand at this ombre cardmaking technique!

Watercoloring Technique with Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden


Let's look at a pretty watercoloring technique using the beautiful Ornate Style stamp set.

This means of watercoloring always produces such a beautiful effect.  Talk about adding a wow factor to your handmade cards!

Today's video shows the watercoloring process and tomorrow complete the project with a handmade fun-fold card.

Let's take a look...

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for the watercolored image.  The first item listed is the entire Ornate Garden Suite featuring two stamp set and die bundles, specialty designer series paper, a ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems.

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I hope you are inspired to create a watercolored piece much like this one.  Just wait until you see it tomorrow on the finished card!

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Tune in tomorrow for the finished project using this watercolored piece featuring the Stampin' Up! Ornate Style stamp set from the Ornate Garden Suite.

Easy Cardmaking Background Technique Video with the Christmastime Is Here Suite


It's an exciting day with the Christmastime Is Here suite of products now available from Stampin' Up!---WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you are wanting this beautiful offering, please do not delay!

Below is a video with an easy background technique using this beautiful suite.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Cherry Cobbler card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  The Cherry Cobbler layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Whisper White about 3" x 3" and a 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside.
  • For die cutting, cut a piece of a Gold Foil Sheet 1-1/2" x 12".
  • Designer Series Paper strips: 4 patterns- (3) 1" x 4" and (3) 1/2" x 4"...2 for the inside of card.


Want it all?  The entire suite, including that beautiful bracelet, is included in the Suite Bundle below!

Here's the link for the bundle with just the stamp set and dies...

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Christmas-time-is-here-bagClick the photo above to see the video for this Christmastime Is Here Project!

The Christmastime Is Here Suite of products is only available while supplies last!  Click here to place your order or you may call or email me and I will place it for you.  Thanks for checking in to see this easy background idea and please comment below to let me know if you will give it a try!