Your Questions Answered: Which Stampin' Blends Colors to Start?

Stampin-blends-blog-post-imageIn this "Your Questions Answered" video, we address the Stampin' Up! Alcohol Markers and which colors are best to start your collection.

Stampin' Up! offers a wide range of our colors in these beautiful markers.   You can see them all HERE.

Let's talk a little more about it, shall we?

Here are the Stampin' Blends colors that I recommend in the video:

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If you would like to add to your collection one marker at a time, the Stampin' Blends are available in singles.  The combo item numbers listed above are configured that way for ease in ordering.  Here is the list of singles and the item numbers.

 

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You can see some Stampin' Blends samples on this Easter treat basket and this Easter card!

I hope this "Your Questions Answered" video on Stampin' Blends has been helpful to you and you are inspired to start or add your collection!

 

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Fun Fold Card Idea

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Last night on our Facebook LIVE broadcast, we made this fun fold card idea with the Little Twinkle stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's an easy assembly and I hope you'll give it a try. 

Here's the recording of the Live video along with a little Stampin' Up! news at the beginning. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Use the same color of card base for the inside piece of card 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • The contrasting layer is 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You will need scrap pieces of both colors of cardstock for punching circles and starburst.
  • Cut Designer Paper to 6" x 2" and score at 3/4" on the 6" side.

Here's a photo of the inside of the finished card...

Fub-fold-card-idea-fb-liveSupplies used for creating this fun-fold card:

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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 fun-fold card technique on your next cardmaking project then visit Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE my page, click on Follow and SEE First so you can get notifications when I am LIVE!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:30 PM Central Time (7:30 PM Eastern,5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

We will be making an easy fun-fold card!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:30 PM Central!


Gloss and Ink Technique for Cardmaking

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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!


Make a Basket for An Easter Gift

If you joined us on Facebook Live yesterday evening, you saw the creation of this cute Easter gift packaging for our granddaughters.  I had not used the mama duck from the Fable Friends set and I really enjoyed coloring her with my Stampin' Blends.

The "stuffing" for this little gift basket is from the Clearance Rack...Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie.  It's a generous amount in three colors and perfect for stuffing your gift-giving creations.

Stampin' Up! project idea for Easter 2019Here are the details so that you can recreate this project!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock for box/basket to 5 x 8-1/2".
  • Score the 8-1/2 " side at 3-1/2 and 5".
  • Score the 5" side at 1" and 4".
  • Handle is  1" x 8-1/2".
  • Designer Paper is cut 2 pieces at 2-3/4" x 3-1/4" and 2 pieces at 1-1/4" x 3-1/4".

Here are the supplies used to create this project.

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I decided to recreate this same basket with a different theme.  What do you think?

IMG_2328The box/basket of this one is made from designer paper and just right for a gift for other than small children.  The handle is simply stapled on this version.

Now that you've seen both of these samples, go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE and Follow my page, and watch the video to see the assembly of this little gift basket for Easter.


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

We will be making a cute basket for a little Easter gift!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

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Many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity to earn some product for FREE but if you haven't, there is STILL TIME!  Shop now and see all of the choices of FREE product with a qualifying order.

And, if you have been thinking about trying out the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!, there is a great promotion that ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!  Get $175 in your Starter Kit for $99 and FREE shipping!
Want to know more? Check out the information HERE or contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

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In case you missed it, here is the recording of the project we made last night on Facebook LIVE.

Today's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am here to help you with your orders or answer your questions!  Hope to talk to you soon!

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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!


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


More Paper Crafting and Cardmaking Ideas!

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Everyone loves browsing through card making and paper crafting ideas, right?   If the answer is yes, be sure that #4 on the list above is checked off today!  Here's the plan...

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts via email immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial for a gift box and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our monthly newsletter and weekly emails with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips!
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Click the link below to sign up and look for the email for you to confirm subscription!

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown: 6 Days Remaining

Saleabration-countdown-8The countdown is on and with just 6 days remaining in Sale-A-Bration, this card shows off three of the products that are choices with a qualifying purchase. 

To mark the countdown, I have been creating these cards on Facebook Live broadcasts.  If you would like to get in on the fun, be sure to go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE my page. Then, be sure to make sure you are Following and indicate as below...

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Below is the recording of the LIVE broadcast for this card idea.  Take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • There are three products used in making this card that can each be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax. Note the price is $0.00 because these can only be earned for FREE.

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [149698] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2UfUkWG

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set [149719] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2JKdGPN

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2TRBoK8

  • Purchase a minimum of $50 in product and earn one of these.
  • Purchase a minimum of $100 in product and earn two of the above.
  • Purchase a minimum of $150 in product and earn all three plus you will be eligible for Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!

And, when you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, CQ4QFFQS, 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!

If you prefer, I will be happy to place your order for you! E-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you! I don't want you to miss the chance to earn these great products for FREE.

Saleabration-countdown-8bThere are only 6 days remaining in the Sale-A-Bration Countdown so shop now and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea!


Make A Little Gift Box with Cute Crew

Cute-crew-boxToday's paper crafting project and video tutorial is a fun little gift box made with the Cute Crew Punch Box from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

The Cute Crew Punch Box contains an adorable photopolymer stamp set, a clear stamp block, a set of four Watercolor Pencils, a black ink spot, and a Scallop Tag Punch all packaged up in a pretty tin.  This combination is great for making projects for kids as well as for kids who are making projects!

The box portion of today's project is made from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack.  The colors of these gingham checks are perfect for Spring!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for this Cute Crew box...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Gingham Gala paper is 6" x 6".  That's just the size you need!
  • Score one side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".
  • Turn and score the other side at 1 1/4". This will be the bottom of the box.

Here are the supplies used for today's project.

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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!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today to see this Cute Crew box and I'll see you again in the next post!


Your Questions Answered: How To Finish the Inside of Handmade Cards

Finish.blog-post-image"How do you finish the inside of your handmade cards?"

This is a question that is asked quite often.  In my cardmaking video tutorials, it is a rare occasion when I go through the process of finishing the inside of the card.  Usually, I will wait to put those finishing touches once I know who the recipient will be.

But, that's not helpful for you all so I've assembled a few ideas to share with you today.  You'll see that it's not difficult at all for the inside of your card to be as finished and beautiful as the outside.  Let's take a look...

 

Tip:  I like to keep a stack of 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock.  Order a pack of both and cut to those measurements and you'll have that part ready to go.

If you have questions that I can address regarding cardmaking, paper crafting scrapbooking, or Stampin' Up! products, please feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment below.  I will add it to my list of responses that are in the plans to be recorded.  

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

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Now that's you've watched the video on finishing the inside of your handmade cards, leave a comment with a product or crafting question that you'd like answered!

 


Cardmaking Video with Beautiful Vellum

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Today's project features a simple cardmaking project and video tutorial with some beautiful vellum.   This particular print design is from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Admittedly, sometimes this card maker will shy away from using vellum.  The adhesive has to be strategically placed.  With this beautiful print, it was easy to camouflage behind some of the colored blossoms and the die cut label.  

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  You'll see how this vellum piece just "makes" this card!

 

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The card base is Petal Pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Vellum layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The label is die cut from a 4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • You'll need  14" - 18" of ribbon.

Here are the supplies used to create this card.  Just click the pics below to shop!

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Cardmaking-with-vellumAdding the little bit of bling to this card gave it a special touch!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the simple and fun way that I finish the inside of my cards in a "Your Questions Answered" video!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Try a little vellum in your next cardmaking project and I will see you in the next post. Hugs to you, Lisa.

 


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 7:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

We will be making a cute box tonight so please join us on Facebook tonight at 7:30 PM Central!