Stampin' Up! Prized Peony- Putting It Together


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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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.

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

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'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!

Tips on Cutting for Cardmaking


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.

Basic Cutting for Card Bases

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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A Christmas Truck and a Stamparatus Trick


Today we are going to be "building" this little red truck in the first video and a putting some finishing Christmas touches in the second and sharing a Stamparatus [146276] trick.

If you watched my last video, you already know that I've been showing off the Ride With Me Bundle [151106] And, if you've watched that video, you will also know that I promised you another video with a surprise guest!  

So without further ado, introducing my biggest fan and supporter...


This second video contains the Stamparatus trick that helped to finish out the truck with a Christmas theme.


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Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create this project.

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Using Vellum in Cardmaking

Stampin-up-thinking-of-you-card-ideaToday's cardmaking project features a beautiful piece of vellum.  Sometimes vellum can be tricky especially when you adhere it to your project.  

This card features the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and the lovely Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper with the special added touch of the Perennial Essence Vellum!


Let's take a look at the cardmaking process and the little tip for adding vellum!

Here are the supplies used for this project:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is Mossy Meadow cut at 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Magnolia Lane DSP is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Perennial Essence Vellum is cut 3-3/4" x 5".

Working with vellum is so easy and adds such a beautiful touch to your handmade cards! 

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Thanks for checking in today for this cardmaking project with beautiful vellum!---Lisa :)


Cardmaking 101: Finishing Tip

How about a quick tip for finishing your handmade cards?  I've shared this idea before but wanted to post again for new viewers!

This is a time saver and really easy to do.  Watch the video below then comment below if you think you'll use this idea!

Here's what you'll need!

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Customize Your Embellishments for Your Handmade Cards

Customize-embellishmentsDid you know that you can easily customize your embellishments for your handmade cards?  Thanks to the help of our alcohol markers, Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends, many items can be colored to match your cardmaking and paper crafting projects.  

While creating a monochromatic colored card recently, I just couldn't find the right embellishment in the right color.  Then, all of a sudden, it hit me!

Take a peek at this short video with an idea that you'll want to try sometime!


Here are some of the Stampin' Up! embellishments that look great colored with Stampin' Blends.

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Cardmaking Tip: Framing A Sentiment

Framing-a-sentiment-bird-balladToday's post is the "conclusion" from yesterday's video with this sweet card using the Free As A Bird Bundle from Stampin' Up!

On this card, the focal point is the sentiment but notice how the die cut flowers gently frame it out.  It's a simple addition that adds a special touch.

Let's take a look at the video for this cardmaking project.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pool Party card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11".  You can get the same look with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" base.
  • Designer paper (cages pattern) 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White 4" x 5" for stamping, die cutting and fussy cutting.

Here are the supplies needed for today's project.  Just click the links for more information or to shop.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Now that you have the how-to for this sweet cardmaking project, give it a try.  Frame out a sentiment that's the focal point of your card!

Cardmaking Tip Video: Adding Trim or Ribbon


In today's cardmaking tip video, let's look at an easy way to add ribbon or trim to your handmade card or paper crafting projects.  This tiny bit of embellishment makes a statement and adds a sweet touch.  TThe lace seen above is the new Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim.

Here's the video with the super simple method of using trim or ribbon on your handmade cards.

This technique is a great way to use ribbon, lace, or trim while just using a smidgen of your embellishment.

Also, if you plan on mailing your cards, its the perfect way to add this bit of texture without adding too much bulk or weight to your cards. 

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Tune in tomorrow to see the completed card using this method of adding trim or ribbon and thank you for tuning in for today's cardmaking tip video tutorial.

Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping Ideas and Tips

Let's talk a little about scrapbooking and memory keeping.  In this post, you will hear and see a bit about how I go about preserving memories with photos and journaling.

This information was shared on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, earlier this month on International Scrapbooking Day.   If you scrapbook or have ever thought about preserving your photos and memories, I hope you find this information helpful.


Scrapbooking-titles-tipTip: I find it easier to die cut my letters in Whisper White or Very Vanilla then sponge on the ink in the color I need/want depending on the layout.

These letter dies are retiring!  If you scrapbook, these are GREAT to have! Get yours here! --->



Here's the traditional layout that was created on the back of the Mount Rushmore page shown in the video above. Below is the stamp set that was used. It is "retiring", too.  It's a good one for travel pages.  Click the image below to see the En Route stamp set in the online store.

Below you can see how I cut my 4 x 6 photos in half to fit into two, 3 x 4 pockets.




Here's are two more tips regarding the next photo below:

  • Notice the upper right pocket. I added a 1-1/2” strip of Whisper White to the Memories and More Card. I’ll use this for my page title.
  • The photos have been cut down to 3 x 4.

    Personal note: I realize that years from now these animal photos will not be “cherished” 🙂. But, my written memories will be. And, for now, we enjoy them. Plus, I figure that I’ll use these as a teaching tool for the grandchildren.


Using the Designer Paper that coordinates with the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Kit, I cut 4x6 or 3x4 pieces for fillers on pocket pages. Cut strips or use as layers for traditional pages.


Some final thoughts...


Thanks for visiting today for these tips and thoughts on scrapbooking.  Memory keeping is important...share your story! Get started with your photos and supplies that you can find HERE!