Stampin' Up! Fall Themed Thank You Card

Stampin-up-fall-thank-you-cardAre you ready for a fall thank you card idea using the beautiful Stampin' Up! Falling for Leaves Bundle?  The color combo for today's cardmaking project is rich and vibrant while keeping a natural, woodsy feel.  

In today's video tutorial, you'll see an easy technique that really adds a pop of interest to handmade creations.  We are going to stamp and then use one of the awesome nee Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

Ready to get started?  Let's go!

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Here's a closer look at the inside of the card.


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Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need a piece of Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock approximately 4" x 5" for die cutting.
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4" wide x 3" for die cutting border, 4" x 5 1/4' for stamped and textured layer, and 3/4" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11" for the card base.
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack: 2" x 4".


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Have a great start to your week, find some time to craft and thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! Fall Thank You Card idea.

Simple Inking Technique with the Stamparatus

Inking-technique-stamparatus-2The Stamparatus from Stampin' Up! is a wonderful new stamp positioning tools and in today's video tutorial, you'll see a simple inking technique using this tool.

In a previous video, you saw an embossing technique that seen in the close up shot above.  See the video HERE. 

Now let's take a look at the video with the Stamparatus and an inking technique.

Click HERE to see this inking technique video on my You Tube channel.

Lisa's Inklings:

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  • Regarding this Rooted In Nature Bundle...this combo of products is beautiful.  You will be able to use it year 'round!

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Thank you for tuning in for today's inking technique with the Stamparatus video tutorial and will see you again soon!

Using Stampin' Up! Embossing Dies

Embossing- diesThe beautiful leaves impression above was created with some of the new embossing dies found in the Stampin' Up! Nature's Roots Framelits Dies collection.  These beautiful tools are part of the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the new annual catalog.

These thinlits do not have a cutting edge so they only emboss.  You can strategically place these anywhere on your card stock for a lovely textured accent.

Here's a video tutorial that shows these beauties in action!


See this embossing dies video on You Tube HERE.

You can create beautiful die-cut trees and leaves in record time with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. These Framelits will cut out beautifully designed trees. In addition to Framelits for every stamp image this set includes the Thinlit leaves seen in the video above to create a light emboss texture.
* 12 dies
* Largest die: 3-3/8" x 2-1/8"

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See another pretty card made with the Rooted in Nature Bundle HERE.


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Thanks for stopping by today for a peek at these beautiful embossing dies from the Nature's Roots Framelits collection from Stampin' Up!

Have You Tried This Brusho Technique?


Have your tried this direct-to-stamp Brusho technique?  It is so artsy and fun!  I just can't say enough good things about Brusho and so happy it is available to use from Stampin' Up!

The colors are so vibrant and there are lots of options depending on how you blend/mix them.

 Package includes 5 pots, 1 each of 5 colors: Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange), Moss Green, Prussian Blue, Yellow

Brusho = Watercolor ink crystals! Sprinkle them directly on water-washed paper and watch the colors burst! Or, sprinkle on watercolor paper and spritz with water! Or, mix with water and watercolor with a brush! There are so many possibilities... there are so many techniques and ways to use this coloring medium. Take a look at the video below.

Click here to see this Brusho Technique video on You Tube.

As you can see in the photos, not two creations ever turn out the same!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Top layer is 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Stamp set: Stampin' Up! Waterfront Photopolymer

Once you "play" with Brusho, you'll be trying it for your projects in all kinds of ways.  I was a little apprehensive at, I LOVE it!

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Make A Fun Background for Cards with Stampin' Up! Tailored Tag Punch

Coffee-card-tailored-tag-punchThe Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up! can be used to make fun backgrounds for your handmade cards.  This one above was made with the Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set Bundle and the coordinating designer paper, Coffee Break, which is on the Last Chance List.

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products.

The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup.

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Some people firmly believe that coffee is life. And whether that's you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that's your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.
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Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 2-13/16" x 2-1/8" (5.6 x 5.4 cm)

With the Tailored Tag Punch, create a fun background for your handmade creations with this set or any set!



Just choose a designer paper and a colored card stock that coordinates and follow the instructions using the Tailored Tag Punch in the video below.

Click Here to see this fun background made with the Tailored Tag Punch on You Tube.


Wouldn't this make a great background on a scrapbook page?  Even if you just covered part of a 12 x 12 page, it would make a nice accent behind a photo or journaling block.

Make a fun background on your next handmade creation with the Tailored Tag Punch from Stampin' Up!

Pretty Technique Fold for Handmade Cards


Today's cardmaking project "wears" and pretty technique fold for your handmade creations. 

This drapery fold is no more that an angled cut, a few score lines, and an accordian fold.  Put that stash of designer paper to good use with this technique and you'll have some beautiful cards on hand to send to loved ones.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  It will just take a few minutes of your time and you'll have a fun technique fold in your cardmaking bag of tricks!

See this fancy fold technique video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Whisper White is cut 5 1/4" x 4". 
  • Designer paper is cut 10" x 4 3/4".
  • Make a tick mark at 3/4" on one of the 4 3/4" sides.
  • Turn and mark the other 4 3/4" side and 3/4". 
  • Cut designer paper at an angle from tick mark to tick mark.
  • On one of the diagonal pieces, start at the wide end and score at 2", 3", 5", 6", 8", and 9".
  • Accordion fold on the score lines to make your drapery fold.


Here are the supplies used on today's card:

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This is an easy way to add a beautiful pop of color to your cards. Have you decided which designer paper that you will try this technique with first?  You'll love using this pretty technique fold for your handmade cards.

My Favorite Brusho Technique for Handmade Cards

Stampin-uo-brusho-card-1Today's tip is how to do my favorite Brusho technique...what I call Stained Glass with Brusho.

The card pictured here uses the butterfly element that I created in today's video.  If you haven't discovered or tried Brusho, I am hoping that it inspires you to give it a go!

Let's take a look at today's tip video with this wonderful art medium now being offered by Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE to see this Brusho technique video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Paper for this technique.
  • Let the water pool on the paper for this effect.
  • Once you have finished apply the Brusho Crystal Colour to the water, let it dry on its own without using the Heat Tool.

Here are the supplies used for today's technique and card.  Just click the photo link to shop.  Thank you!

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Rubber Stamping Technique Tip- Stained Glass

Stained-glass-tipWith all merriment and last minute preparations ( I am sewing!!!) happening now, I wanted to share a quick post with this beautiful technique that can be used in card making any time of year.  If you're a scrapbooker, think about using this to create pretty elements for your layouts.

Our Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! are premium alcohol markers that would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who loves to create.  Although it's too late for Christmas delivery, how fun would it be as a New Year's gift!

Earlier this month, I needed to create some sympathy cards and this stamp set used in the video below is the best!  Watch and see how quickly you can achieve this beautiful look for your works of he{art}!

Click here to see this stained glass technique on You Tube.

Below are some of the products used for these technique as well as the complete Stampin' Blends collection and Memento Tuxedo Black ink that you'll need if you are not embossing an image to color.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • I recommend that you emboss your image when stamp on vellum.  
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Thanks for checking in during this busy and joyful time of year!  I'll have an easy Christmas pouch in the next post that you can use for table favors or gift card holders.

Hope you'll give this stained glass technique a try...see you again soon!

Tuesday Tip: Simple Stamping Technique

Tip-maskingThis week's tip is a simple technique that you can use to layer rubber stamped images.   This masking technique gives a three dimensional feel to these pumpkins and gourds from the Gourd Goodness stamp set. 

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

Click here to see the Simple Masking Technique Tip on You Tube.

Masking-tip-cardmaking-2Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used on today's finished project.

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Masking-tip-cardmaking-3Try this simple masking technique in your card making projects and see the beautiful effect it has in your creations.

Easy Coloring with Stampin' Blends


The new Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends, are available now and today's video will show you just how easy coloring can be with these fabulous markers!

The different colors of Stampin' Blends can be purchased as single markers or with the Light and Dark shade of each other in a combo for ease in ordering.  In addition to the colors are the Ivory and Bronze Markers as well as the Color Lifter.  You can see more about the offerings in a video that I recorded previously on this post HERE.

Here's the video with me coloring this image from the Christmas in the Making set.  It's a little longer than usual so thank you for hanging in there with
me until the end!

Here are the supplies used for today's coloring video. 

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 Thank you for checking in today to see these fun new coloring tools from Stampin' Up! and be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the card and video tutorial with this image using Stampin' Blends!

Tuesday Tip- Coloring Embossing Paste

Colored-embossing-pasteBefore Tuesday has come and gone,  I wanted to share this week's tip on coloring your embossing paste.  We drove home to Texas today and I just finished the unpacking and setting up my craft area/office here. 

This coloring technique was used on this card that was posted here on Ink and Inspirations yesterday.  This is an easy way to achieve a beautiful tone on tone texture on your paper crafting projects.

Let's take a look at today's tip video...

You can also see this tip video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on coloring embossing paste and I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween banner.

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial - Elegant Thank You Card with Embossing Paste

Embossing-paste-thank-you-cardToday's Makeover Monday thank you card features Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!  Love the look of this tone on tone texture! With ink refills in classic ink, you can make any of our beautiful Stampin' Up! colors to match your creation. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this thank you card.  Same idea using stencils with just a different medium. 

You can see this thank you card  video HERE on You Tube.

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

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Packing today to get on the road back to Texas tomorrow.  Roads are clear for us to get through.  Ready to help my parents with whatever they need Harvey.

Thanks for tuning in for today's thank you card using embossing paste and I'll see you tomorrow with a tip video on coloring that embossing paste!

Tuesday Tip- Sponge Brayers

Sponge brayer

Quick check in with you again today with a tip on using the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up!  Our area in SE Texas is still getting rain with Tropical Storm Harvey making landfall (again) today.  We are still ok with no water in the house but lost power this morning.  We are still in the Ozarks and keeping close tabs with folks at home.  Please continue to pray for Texas.

I've really enjoyed using this new sponge brayer to get inky with my projects.  Let's take a look at today's video.

Thanks for tuning in...checking on family now.  I'll be back tomorrow for another Halloween Project!

Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique


Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.


Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut to 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.



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Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique


For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!


See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

Rubber-stamping-technique-clustering-1Lisa's Inklings:

  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.




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Thank you for checking in for this week's Tuesday Tip.  I hope you'll give this clustering technique a try on your next cardmaking project!