Stampin' Up! Birthday Card with Tips for Backgrounds

Stampin-up-brithday-card-red-white-1Let's start the week off with a birthday card tutorial including some tips for backgrounds. 

This card features the Share a Milkshake Bundle and I've used the "straw" stamp to make a fun background.  It adds a fun touch and ties in the Crumb Cake color from the cone and the ribbon.

Stampin-up-brithday-card-red-white-2The images and dies in this combo of products add just the right touch for birthday celebrations, Valentine cards, or for just because greetings!

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Let's take a look at the video for this card assembly and tips!


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Now, get those supplies, and get ready to create some sweet projects like this birthday card with the Share A Milkshake Bundle [160396]!

2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards from World Card Making Day


We had a great time on World Card Making Day last Saturday as I went live on YouTube and Facebook to make three fun Stampin' Up! Christmas cards for 2022.

One was a clean and simple design that I love to recreate yearly. Another was a fun fold featuring some of our designer series paper from the annual catalog. The other card was designed by using designer paper from the Mini catalog highlighting the images from the paper by using those as the card's focal point.

These designs are easy to duplicate and I hope you are inspired to recreate them with products that you have at home. Or, if you need you can just simply order the supplies to create these as seen in the video through the online store.

Let's take a look at the recording from World Card Making Day so you can see how-to for the clean & simple card idea.

Clean & Simple Design

Find a beautifully patterned paper, combine it with a sentiment and you have a beautiful, clean & simple card.


  • Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2.
  • Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4, 3/4 x 4
  • Glimmer Paper: (3) 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: 1-1/2 x 4, 4 x 5-1/4

2022-christmas-card-clean-simple-insideHere are the supplies used to make this card.  Simply click on the links to shop the online store.  Thank you!

Try this clean & simple design on your next card for any occasion.  I bet you can't make just one!

Stay tuned for information for the other 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas cards from World Card Making Day and be sure to check out another 2022 Christmas card that you'll love HERE.



Stampin' Up! Awesome Otters Valentine Card

Otter-stampin-up-valentine-cardVisiting us during this Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration are these adorable otters like the one on this Valentine card from the Awesome Otters Cling Stamp Set (English) [158087]!  And, guess what?  You can get this precious stamp set for FREE with a qualifying Stampin' Up! purchase from my Online Store of $50 before shipping and tax!

Awesome-otters-stampin-up-valentineI've had so much fun playing with this set and knew that it would make a fun Valentine for a child, grandchild, or friend.  With the help of a sentiment from the Celebrating You Cling Stamp Set (English) [158028] and a punched heart from the Heart Punch Pack [151292], it's just right!

Awesome-otters-valentine-cardThat sweet and colorful heart print is from the Pattern Party 12" X 12" Host Designer Series Paper [155426] pack.  It is a host reward selection from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. If you have at least $18 in Host Rewards, you get this large pack of paper for FREE. The flip sides of these colorful sheets are all in black and white.


UntitledPattern Party 12" X 12" Host Designer Series Paper [155426]

Here is the list of the products used on this Stampin' Up! Awesome Otters Valentine Card...

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I colored the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon [151326] with the dark shade from the Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [155519].

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Hope you enjoyed this Awesome Otters Valentine Card and hope you'll stay tuned for more ideas with new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products!

Easy Cardmaking Tip for Layering


It's Thursday and I am super excited to share a cardmaking tip for layering with you! 

The Color & Contour Bundle (English) [158356] was not on my "radar" when the Stampin' Up! catalog was released but the dies were irresistible which "forced" me into buying the bundle. Let me tell you... I have not regretted it one bit!  This combo is beautiful and so versatile.

Another surprise to me was this new In Color, Pale Papaya. It was my LEAST favorite when these new In Colors from Stampin' Up! were released this past spring.  Admittedly, it has been the color most used in this new collection. Go figure!  Stampin' Up! will not lead me astray.  This Pale Papaya color is gorgeous!

Let's take a look at the video so you can see it in action. :)

Lisa's Inklings:

Cardmaking-tip-layeringDid you catch that layering tip at the end of that card-making video?  It was an afterthought but you can totally incorporate that technique during the process.

Now it's time for you to give it a try! You will love this Color & Contour Bundle (English) [158356]!

Just click the links below!

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Get what you need to create this sweet card and try this cardmaking tip for layering...I'd love to see what you create!

Rubber Stamping 101 Tip: Mounting Photopolymer Stamps

Today's video has a tip for mounting the photopolymer stamps on clear blocks. 

The high-quality stamps from Stampin' Up! are produced in photopolymer (clear) stamps or in red rubber, cling mount stamps. Our cling red rubber stamps help you stamp images with intricate detail. Our photopolymer clear stamps make it easy to align multiple images on one project. 

The ease of use of the photopolymer is awesome but because these are so flexible, there is a tip I'd like to offer for mounting.  Let's take a look...

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Tip from Lisa: Where Oh Where Has That Little Die Gone?

Tip-die-magnet's video is a tip for keeping up with those dies so you won't be singing "where oh where has that little die gone"!

I cannot tell you how many times that a die has disappeared while crafting. Even with my nifty tool that you'll see in the times I will forget to use it!  I've switched so that I have it in plain view and within easy reach. It is a time saver and alleviates a lot of frustration for me.  Let's take a look at this nifty tool! ;)

Here's the link on Amazon if you'd like one for yourself- Magnetic Bowl
Let me know if you get one and if it helps!  Thanks for tuning in for today's saga of "Where Oh Where Has That Little Die Gone" also known as "A Tip to Keep Up With Your Paper Crafting Dies!"

Make A Simple to Sensational Card with Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Stamp Set


Today's Cardmaking 101 project video tutorial shows the process of going from a simple card to a sensational card with the Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set [154542] The "sensational" card above has lots of layers, some texture, and embellishments but I encourage you to watch the video to see how you can make a lovely card with a much simpler approach, too.

Watch the video below and then read on for the details.

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Listed above are all the layers used in the video.  But, really...keep in mind that simple is elegant and makes for a beautiful card.  And, as seen in this video, you can go from simple to sensational in cardmaking very easily.


If you need any of the supplies in this simple to sensational card, please click on any image below to order to have it shipped directly to your home. Using these links has no additional cost for you and supports my business. I really appreciate you shopping with me!

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Hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial with the simple to sensational cardmaking process with the Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Card Making Tip: Futurecasting and Card Making

FuturecastinYou are probably wondering about this tip regarding futurecasting and card making

By futurecasting, I am referring to planning ahead for some event or special occasion in the future.  There may be certain supplies or stamp sets that are will be just what you need that is available now but may not be available at the time of the occasion or event.

It will be more clear once you see the video below.

That particular set that was shown in the video has been retired for a while.  I am so glad that I made that investment...I've used it on several occasions! And, this isn't the only set or supply that I've purchased because I felt that I would want/need it at some point.

Here are some other examples of futurecasting for cardmaking:

With the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion going on now, it's a good time for you to check those items and futurecast for your cardmaking or scrapbooking!

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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".


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!


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!





IMG_4625Here is a Stampin' Up! Supply Listing so you can get started!

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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;

If you're needing the "ingredients" for this recipe, take a look below:

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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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Now it's time to try these tips! And, be sure to tune into Craft and Chat on Facebook Live tomorrow where my husband, Jackie, and I will take a look at the fabulous Tag Buffet kit!  See you there!

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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IMG_4112The strip of Crumb Cake Card Stock is punched with the Banners Pick A Punch [153608] on one end.


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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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Here is the shopping list for today's cardmaking project.  Just click on the links!  It would be a honor to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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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!