2020 Crafter's Gift Guide: Cardmaking Kits

Blank 2000 x 2000-4If you're shopping for a gift for a crafty person in your life, these cardmaking kits are all-inclusive with everything that is needed to make some beautiful handmade cards.

This first kit is one of my favorites!  The completed cards are awesome with beautiful gold foil accents...the Looking Up Card Kit.
This kit makes 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Looking Up Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Folded card size is 4" x 6".

It comes with a classy looking box and all you'll need to do is wrap a pretty red bow around it and add a gift tag. The printed cardboard box is 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-7/8".

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This box also makes for great storage for the completed cards.  And, as you can see, the stamp set comes with some super sentiments.  You can even use sentiments on multiple labels.  Need more birthday cards?  Just use the birthday sentiment on more of the labels. 

Here is another kit that I thought would make a great gift.  It's the Simply Citrus Card Kit.

This kit has a fun and flirty feel. Included are supplies to make 15 cards, 3 each of 5 designs, using the included Simply Citrus Photopolymer Stamp Set which is also included.  The folded card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
The kit includes 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 1-7/8" printed cardboard box ready for gift giving...just add a pretty ribbon!

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Just as in the other kit, this set of stamps is very versatile!

Shop for that special someone who loves crafts and choose the Looking Up Card Kit or the Simply Citrus Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags with Stampin' Up! Tag Buffet

DIY Christmas Gift Tags Stampin' Up! Tag BuffetFor this week's Facebook Live, my husband, Jackie, and I teamed up for another "kit together" for some beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags. 

This kit from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is called appropriately, Tag Buffet.  There is a coordinating stamp set sold separately but honestly, you can create these tags and use on your Christmas gifts without the stamped sentiments.

Originally, I had asked Jackie to just punch out the tags and images and sort them for me.  When he asked if I wanted him to put them together, of course, I wasn't going to turn him down.  Here's the video from the Wednesday Craft & Chat on Facebook. 

In the video, you saw that you can also use these tags to make Christmas cards. 
Here is a look at those cards which would be great for sending to family or friends!

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You will be so pleased with this beautiful Christmas kit whether used for gift tags, to create Christmas cards, or to give as a gift.  Get ready now and order your kits today!

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Thanks for stopping by today to see these beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags and be sure to tune in tomorrow for another 2020 Christmas card idea created with the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.


2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Easy Card Design Using Tag Buffet

2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Tag Buffet

Yesterday, we highlighted the Tag Buffet Photopolymer Stamp Set [153612] and kit for making tags and cards.  If you missed our LIVE on Facebook, you can catch it all HERE on the blog.

This Christmas card features the stamp set with some additional supplies that you may have on hand.  It's an easy card design and the stocking element can be replaced by moving the sentiment up and letting the papers shine!

Here are the details to help get you started;

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No need to fret over the design for your Christmas greetings! Take this is  easy card design and modify it to fit your needs!

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A Ribbon Tip and New Curvy Celebrations!


Curvy-Christmas-ribbon-tipToday's project and ribbon tip video feature the new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English) [158396] that is NOW available from Stampin' Up!  This includes all of the products that are being released today including the Classic Christmas 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [155969] and the Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set [155364].

You can get all four items in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle #158396 for $70.50.  That's with a 10% discount!  This includes the Quite Curvy Bundle (includes the dies), the Curvy Christmas stamp set, and the Classic Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and are only available during this promotion.

It's a great combo of supplies to make your holiday crafting a breeze!  Let's take a look at the video where you'll get more details and some ribbon tips for you to try on your projects!

And, here are the supplies used on this card:

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Best Plaid Builder Dies Tips

IMG_4111The Best Plaid Builder Dies used on this Stampin' Up! birthday card idea are fun to use and make some striking projects.

There are so many possible combinations of colors and papers!  You will have much fun creating cards for your friends and family.

In today's video tutorial, I will share some tips that may be helpful as you start to work with these dies.  Let's take a look!

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Cardmaking 101 Video: Tips on the Cardmaking Process

Cardmaking-tips-tasteful-touchesThis cardmaking process began with a left-over element so it was only right to make a video to walk you through the thought process, don't you agree?  It's always fun for me to see how others think through their creative process so this Cardmaking 101 video was recorded with the hope that it will be helpful to someone.

The Tasteful Touches Bundle (English) [154098] is beautiful set of products that is so versatile!  If this isn't in your craft supply stash, you must get it now!  Combine these stamps and dies with the coordinating In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] and you definitely have a winning combo that you will love!

Here's the short video of how this card came together.

 

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The tips in today's video reveal my thoughts throughout this cardmaking process. It's a fun challenge to start with one piece and design the card around it.  Try this next time you have an "extra" and see how easy it is just to go step by step.  Your result will be a beautiful card from your own cardmaking process!


Tips on Using Laser Cut Overlays on Handmade Cards

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If you have not discovered these Forever Gold laser cut overlays from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog, you are SO missing out.  My last peek at the Stampin' Up! inventory report displayed a "backordered" status but get these on your list of must-haves now!  You can still order and these will be shipped to you when available...soon!

Today's video tutorial offers a few tips for when you craft with these beauties.  Here's hoping you will love this card so much that you will have to re-create it!

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony- Putting It Together

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Let's take a look at the Prized Peony Bundle (English) [154056] and how to put those die cuts together to form this beautiful blossom for your handmade cards.

At first glance, all those dies can be a bit intimidating but it's so simple...really!  In today's video tutorial, you'll see how easy it is!

Here is the completed card that was featured in the video...

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Free Mini Online Class with Order from Lisa in July 2020!

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Make Your Own Patterned Paper for Cardmaking

 

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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.

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Cardmaking Tip: Dont Waste the Foil!

In today's cardmaking tip video tutorial, you will hear about a reminder from a dear friend regarding my use of the beautiful Brass Foil Sheets [153057] that are in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.  This tip is one that I KNEW about but didn't cross my mind when creating.  Curious?  Let's take a look!

Here are the two cards shown in this tip video...

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Here's hoping that you can benefit from this blunder and resulting tip video.  Thank you to Janice O. or reminding me!

Now that you've made a mental note of this cardmaking tip, here are some other items for you to do:

Have a great day and remember...Don't waste the foil!


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:

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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!


Cardmaking 101 Video: Dress Up Those Envelopes

Envelopes.blog-post-imageHere's an easy idea for making your envelopes fancy and also coordinate with your handmade cards.

In this Card Making 101 video tutorial, you will see how you can simply decorate your envelopes!

You can click on these links to find the Whisper White Medium Envelopes [107301]and the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes [107300].

See all of our designer papers HERE.

For this size envelope, cut your designer paper to 2-1/2" x 6".

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Now it's time to use some of that beautiful designer papers to dress up your envelopes and send that wow presentation through the mail!

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Tips on Cutting for Cardmaking

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How about some tips on cutting for cardmaking?  A member of my mailing list, who is a beginning cardmaker, mentioned that cutting and measuring were two of her biggest challenges.  It seems like many of us have been able to relate to those challenges especially when just beginning to dabble in this fun craft!

The reply to her email included the following videos from my YouTube Channel which she found most helpful. With that, it seemed these videos were "post-worthy" again.

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Cutting for a specific stamp/image:

 

Cutting 12" x 12" card stock for making 3" x 3" cards:

 

Cutting 12" x 12" card stock for making 4" x 4" cards:

Here's hoping that these videos are helpful for some of you!  If you have specific cutting questions, please let me know.

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Above the Clouds Handmade Card and Punch Tip

Above-the-clouds-caseToday's project and video tutorial is a handmade card and punch tip using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

As mentioned in this video, this stamp set and coordinating punch was so appealing to me with this sentiment alone!  It is the reason that I purchased this bundle.  Is that ever the case for you?  Does a stamp set make it to your "wish list" because it contains a sentiment that you know you'll use over and over?  This is what draws me to many of the stamp sets that I've purchased for my collection. 

You will notice that this card has a clean design and can be assembled easily.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

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Christmas Countdown with Jackie and Lisa Brown

Are your ready to see this adorable Christmas Countdown kit from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?

Jackie and I have been working together to put several of these together and we wanted to share some tips with you!

When we first saw this kit on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles, we couldn't wait to get our hands on one and share it with you.

We created this video for together and hope you will watch and enjoy!

Here are the supply links for this project.  The kit is on backorder but order it now so Stampin' Up! can ship yours as soon as it comes in. They should be back in stock this week!

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