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!

Product List used on the finished card in the video:

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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If you've placed an orders totaling $50 or more with me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving a new Stampin' Up! Catalog from me later this month.  If you have not placed an order, do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, e-mail me with your name, PayPal email, and mailing address, I will send you one for the cost of shipping which should be about $8.00.

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!

Purchase this Ornate Garden Suite and as a thank you, receive a PDF of 10 different project ideas using this suite AND a thank you gift from me.  You will enjoy making beautiful projects with these new products!
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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...

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, 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!

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!

Stampin' Up! Memorable Mosaic Card with Watercolor Technique

Memorable-mosaic-watercolorHappy Monday! To start off the week, let's look at a fun watercolor technique on this Memorable Mosaic card idea.

Using Shimmery White card stock, you can create a pretty and unique watercolor background for almost any stamped image. 

This is a beautiful stamp set and the bundle includes an awesome and versatile punch!

Here's the how-to video tutorial!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Garden Green CS for base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Additional layer of Garden Green is cut 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Shimmery White CS is cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".
  • You'll need a piece of Very Vanilla CS cut at approximately 3" x 3" for stamping and punching sentiment.
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper is cut at 1/2" x 4". (patterned strip)
  • Crushed Curry CS- Two pieces cut at 1/2" x 3-1/2".

Memorable-mosaic-card-watercolorHere are the Stampin' Up! supplies used on this card idea.  Just click the links to shop! Thank you for your business and your support!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, 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 checking in for today's video tutorial!  Shop for the supplies you'll need now to create this beautiful watercolor technique!

A Birthday Card with Die Cuts and Watercolor


Today's project is another cardmaking idea from World Card Making Die with pretty die cuts and a watercolor technique.

This Well Written die cuts are the perfect size for the front of a card.  It's also in a beautiful hand written font that is very easy to read. 

The die cut stems are from watercolor paper that come to life with a watercolor wash technique.  Here is the edited video tutorial from Facebook that was recorded on World Card Making Day.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is Mossy Meadow cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and 1/2" x 11".
  • The designer paper from Perennial Essence was cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and cut in half diagonally.
  • So Saffron card stock is cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • I used a full sheet of Watercolor Paper for the watercolor wash.
  • Very Vanilla for the inside of the card is cut to 4" x 5-1/4".

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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A big congrats to Barb Holland and Cheryl Lee whose names were chosen in my World Card Making Day drawing!  Barb will receive the Time for Tags Host Set from the Annual Catalog and Cheryl will receive the Tags Tags Tags stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a pack of the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones from the 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 for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for tuning today! Hope you'll try this birthday card with this watercolor technique and beautiful dies!-- Lisa :)


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.

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!

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!

Gloss and Ink Technique for Cardmaking


Let's start the week off with a fun cardmaking technique using glossy card stock and our Stampin' Up! Classic Inks.

This is a super easy technique.  Here's a suggestion...prep and cut several pieces of glossy card stock so that you can make several of these backgrounds at once.  How nice to be prepared with a beautiful background when you need to make a quick card.

The colors used here are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial for the process. 


Lisa's Inkling:

  • Have a tissue ready to keep your hands neat and clean.
  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Cut your Stamping Sponges into wedges for ease of use.

Need supplies to recreate this project?  Here is the list with links to the online store.  If you at looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you!

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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 glossy card stock and ink technique on your next cardmaking project!

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!

3daysOnly 3 More Days of Sale-A-Bration!

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!

Rubber Stamping with the Stamparatus

If you haven't discovered this great tool for rubber stamping, the Stamparatus, then you are really missing out a great "helper"!

The Stamparatus has been around for a little while but wanted to share one easy technique that is really helpful.   The multi-step stamping with this tool makes it so convenient to create multiples of the same card a one such a breeze.  Think invitations, announcements, holiday cards, classroom treats...you get the picture.

Let's take a look at the video that was recorded just last week while preparing for my Stamp Club.  


From the Stampin' Up! online store...

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus® helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

* Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
* 1 base with a grid
* Magnet storage areas

Recently, Stampin' Up! added some accessories to accompany this tool to make it even more amazing!

Extra plates for even more stamping steps.

Need extra magnets?

Love these grid sheets sized especially for the Stamparatus!

I love my Stamparatus bag!

Bottom line is, if you don't have a Stamparatus...now is the time!  You will love it.   It will be a helpful tool and order it plus one more item and you will qualify for the beautiful set you saw in the video or any of the items seen HERE.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you'll try making your rubber stamping even better with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus.