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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Reminders:

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

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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!


Have Some Lemonade, Stampin' Up! Style!

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Have some lemonade, Stampin' Up! style, with the Jar Of Flowers Bundle [154064] from Stampin' Up!

This fun card is just the thing to send to friends on these hot summer days!

The base is from the Flowers For Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes [153101] and features our most recently added Stampin' Up! InColors. 

What's an  InColor?  Stampin' Up! adds and features five new colors each year that are on trend in home decor, fashion, art, and crafting.  These colors remain in the color line up for two years with a new set added with each launch of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

The Flowers for Every Season Suite features these InColors and makes for a beautiful combination for you to create!

Here is the video how-to for today's lemonade card!

Product specifics are pictured below.  Looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  I would be honored to serve you!  Thank you so much for your consideration...just click the links below to shop.

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Jar-of-flowers-lemonade-cardHere's another fun card with the Jar of Flowers Bundle!

Thanks for tuning in today for this refreshing jar of lemonade card with Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers. Be sure to check in for the next post for a fun technique that you will want to try!


Hippo Happiness Treat Box and Video

Diy-small-box-kids-hippo-happinessToday's project and video tutorial is a fun little treat box using the Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle (English) [154080].  This bundle has a fun stamp set and an awesome set of coordinating dies that had three sets of labels that can be used with any project!

Our granddaughters will love receiving some fun things in these cute boxes.  But, think of this project as not just for the young but for all the young at heart, too!

Watch the video below and see how easy this is to put this little box together!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

Hippo-happiness-box-for-kidsHere are the projects used in today's treat box video.  It's easy to shop...just click the links!  I would be so grateful to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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

July-free.email-bannerLearn to make three beautiful cards with the Prized Peony Bundle...from simple to stunning! 
Place any order from Lisa Brown HERE and receive access to this online card class with Prize Peony within 48 hours!
Class includes three cardmaking videos and a bonus video on assembling the beautiful die cut peony.

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(Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax)

  • Any order will receive my Beautiful Cards with Prized Peony Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Prize Peony class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)

Thank you for tuning in for today's Hippo Happiness Treat Box! Order today so you can start creating some fun projects for the young at heart.


DIY Gift Idea and Video with Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

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Celebrate Sunflowers is one of the much-loved bundles from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  This stamp set and coordinating dies are beautiful and made for a sweet DIY notecard gift set when paired with the Mini Paper Pumpkin B0xes [153069].  These boxes are perfectly sized for our Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes [131527].  These also come in Very Vanilla!

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Here's the video that was recorded for my Facebook "semi" LIVE.  My Facebook experience has been testing me lately so now the videos are recorded ahead of time to post after chatting LIVE for a bit. So without further ado...on with the show!

Lisa's Inklings:

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Bonus Days In July!  Earn a $5 coupon code with every $50 in product that you order (before shipping and tax) from July 1- August 3rd!

There is no limit on the number of coupon codes you can earn.  $5 coupon code for every $50 on a single order! And, remember that you can earn Customer Reward punches from me with your order!

You'll be so pleased with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English) [154065].  Order the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle today and create some beautiful projects and gift sets!

 


Fun Fold Card with Prized Peony

Fun-fold-card-prized-peonyHere's a fun fold made with the Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set and the beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper [152483].

This is a corner panel fold and is really easy with a few measurements. In the video tutorial, you will see specific directions for measuring, folding, and cutting so be sure to watch the entire video.  You will enjoy making this fun fold card.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 8 x 5-1/2 and folded in half at 4".
  • Mark as seen in video 1/2" from top left from fold and 3-1/2" down on the right open side of the card. Score.
  • Designer paper for inside  is cut 3-1/2 x 5  and ww cut at 1-3/4 x 3-1/4.
  • For outside cut designer paper  5-1/4 x 3-3/4.  Mark in 1/4" from top left and 1-3/4" up from bottom right.  Draw a line connecting these two marks and trim off.
  • Cut a 3 x 3 square of designer paper in half diagonally for triangle corner fold.
  • The video will explain all of these steps!

Here's the list of products used on this fun fold card.  Just click the links to shop.  I would be honored to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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See another card created with the beautiful Prized Peony Bundle (English) [154056] HERE.

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

July-free.email-bannerLearn to make three beautiful cards with the Prized Peony Bundle...from simple to stunning! 
Place any order from Lisa Brown HERE and receive access to this online card class with Prize Peony within 48 hours!
Class includes three cardmaking videos and a bonus video on assembling the beautiful die cut peony. (Offer expires July 31, 2020)

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(Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax)

  • Any order in July 2020 will receive my Beautiful Cards with Prized Peony Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Prize Peony class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)

Thanks for tuning in for today's fun fold card idea now it's your turn to give it a try!

 


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.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

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!


Celebrate Sunflowers Card Idea

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This Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle is really tugging at my heart and this card idea from a fellow demo in our Tutorial Medley group is so sweet!

These sunflowers are are beautiful for crafting now through the fall!  There are so many project ideas whirling around in this head and can't wait to share.

Let's take a look at the details for this card so that you can recreate it. :)

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Measurements:
Card Base: Whisper White 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored and folded at 4-1/4”
Cardstock #2: Whisper White 3-1/4” x 5-1/2” (embossed background), and 2-3/4” x 5-1/2” (stamped flowers)
Cardstock #3: Cinnamon Cider scraps for die cut sprigs
Designer Paper: In Good Taste 1-1/2” x 5-1/2”

Instructions:
Emboss Whisper White background with Tasteful Textile 3D folder and adhere to card base 1/8” from top fold.
Die cut sprigs from Cinnamon Cider cardstock and adhere to embossed background with glue. Note: you may need to trim the ends, depending on placement.)
Adhere designer paper 1/8” from bottom of embossed piece over ends of sprigs.
Stamp three flowers with Soft Suede ink on remaining white cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends. Die cut and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp greeting with Soft Suede ink.
Add gold Metallic Pearls.

Get your own Celebrate Sunflowers bundle now in my Online Store!


Mini Treat Bag for Game Night

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Here's a mini treat bag for game night made with the Stampin' Up! Game On stamp set.  Family game night is so much fun and we can make it even more fun with goodies that we make with our Stampin' Up! supplies! Check this out so you can make the fancy score pad cover seen in the photo above.

This little treat bag is the right size to hold some mints, small chocolate candies, dice, or you could add some suckers or tootsie roll pops and let the sticks peek out the top.

Ready to make some of these?  Here's the video then read on for the details.

Are you ready to shop?  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be so honored to serve you!  Just click the links below or you may e-mail me and I will be happy to help you place your order.

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Lisa's Inklings:
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] is cut 3" x 6". On the 6" side, score at 1-3/4, 2-3/4, 4-1/2, 5-1/2.  Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1".
You will need scraps of Night Of Navy Cardstock [100867] and Whisper White Cardstock [100730] for stamping, cutting, and punching.

Get your best Game On now and make your family game nights super special with this stamp set and other supplies from Stampin' Up!


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!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of products used for this cute DIY bag.  Just click the links to shop! If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Specials and Promotions for July:

July 1-Aug 3- Bonus Days!  Earn a $5 coupon code to redeem August 4-31 with each $50 in product purchase!



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

July-free.email-bannerLearn to make three beautiful cards with the Prized Peony Bundle...from simple to stunning! 
Place any order from Lisa Brown HERE and receive access to this online card class with Prize Peony within 48 hours!
Class includes three cardmaking videos and a bonus video on assembling the beautiful die cut peony.

Host Code: WGTCVK9Y
(Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax)

  • Any order will receive my Beautiful Cards with Prized Peony Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Prize Peony class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)

Time to get those beautiful Forever Gold laser cuts and start creating some beautiful handmade cards!


Make a Gift Bag with Stampin' Up! Products

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Today's project is an easy gift bag made with two 6" x 6" sheets of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and some punches.

Featured on this bag are the lowers For Every Season 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [152486]  and the  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch [133324] and Medium Daisy Punch [149517].

With the simple scoring and assembly, you can put one of these gems together in no time!

Lisa's Inkings:

The shopping list for this project is below! You can just click the links to shop.  It would be an honor to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

SPECIAL!  In July, you can earn Bonus Days coupon codes from Stampin' Up! to redeem on any order placed from August 4-31!  Read more about it HERE.

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

July-free.email-bannerLearn to make three beautiful cards with the Prized Peony Bundle...from simple to stunning! 
Place any order from Lisa Brown and receive access to this online card class with Prize Peony within 48 hours!
Class includes three cardmaking videos and a bonus video on assembling the beautiful die cut peony.

Thanks for checking in today for the video on making a gift bag with your paper crafting supplies and Stampin' Up! products! 


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...

IMG_3673Lisa's Inklings:

Need some supplies for cardmaking and paper crafting?  When you purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies through my Online Store, it enables me to bring more video tutorials and ideas to you! I would be so grateful for your business and strive to provide the best customer service possible.  To order, just click the links below or visit the online store here. Thank you!

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

July-free.email-bannerLearn to make three beautiful cards with the Prized Peony Bundle...from simple to stunning! 
Place any order from Lisa Brown HERE and receive access to this online card class with Prize Peony within 48 hours!
Class includes three cardmaking videos and a bonus video on assembling the beautiful die cut peony.

Host Code: WGTCVK9Y
(Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax)

  • Any order will receive my Beautiful Cards with Prized Peony Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Prize Peony class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)

Bonus Days In July!  Earn a $5 coupon code with every $50 in product that you order (before shipping and tax) from July 1- August 3rd!

There is no limit on the number of coupon codes you can earn.  $5 coupon code for every $50 on a single order! And, remember that you can earn Customer Reward punches from me with your order!

Order your Prized Peony Bundle (English) [154056] today and create some beautiful handmade cards!

 


Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial with Zany Zebras

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Today's project video tutorial is an easy Fun Fold Card with the adorable Stampin' Up! Zany Zebras. 
The surprise corner pop up on the inside makes this a great card to send to anyone!

Want to see just how easy it is?  Here's the video with the how-to...

Lisa's Inklings:

Corner Fold Card


Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, mark 3" from the left side along fold, make 2" down on left side. Make a diagonal score between marks. Repeat on back directly behind this front scoreline. Give all scores a good burnish with Bone Folder.
Layers:
Basic Black (2)- cut 4 x 5 1/4/. Measure over 3'' and down 2" and cut off at the diagonal.
Whisper White (1) Cut 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and measure over 3" and down 2" as before and cut off the diagonal.
Whisper White 2-1/2 x 1 3/4 for inside triangles formed by the fold. Cut this piece in half at a diagonal, corner to corner.
Artistry Blooms DSP- Cut 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and measure over 3" and down 2" as before and cut off the diagonal.
Two squares were cut from the Stitched Shapes Dies; one in Basic Black, one in the same designer paper.
You will need extra Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting.
Be generous with your ribbon so that you can tie a good bow...20-24".

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! Products used in the video.  Using the links below support this business and keep the free videos coming to you!

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Try this fun fold on your next cardmaking project and send it off to surprise and delight someone!


Beautiful World Fourth of July Home Decór and Project Giveaway

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We will be "celebrating" the Fourth of July this weekend so here is a fun home decor paper crafting project for you to make!

Although Mr. Brown and I are not having visitors to the cabin this year, it's still important to us to have some decór out for the different seasons and celebrations.  We truly believe that we can find joy in each day and this is one little way to do that! And, these red, white, and blue decor items are good to go from Memorial Day in May to Labor Day in September!

This framed piece was the project for my Facebook Live this past Saturday.  Saturday morning lives have not been playing nicely (broadcast interruptions and freezing screens) so it's better for me to be prepared ahead of time with a pre-recorded video so that's what you will see here today.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

Below is the listing of Stampin' Up! products used on this project.  Thank you for supporting my small business.  When you shop with me, it allows me to continue to provide free videos for you!  I look forward to serving as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here are other Fourth of July through Labor Day home decór ideas:

  1. You will love the dimensional stars on this banner.
  2. This simple banner is on my studio door.
  3. Easy party favors!

Stampin' Up! Special and Lisa's Promotions for June 2020:

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  • Any order will receive my Pretty Cards with Forever Fern [154094]Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Forever Fern class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)
  • June 3rd-June 30th- Orders of $250 or more before shipping and tax will qualify for all of the above plus will receive an EXTRA $25 in Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! (NO CODE NEEDED)

Do you decorate for the Fourth?  Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Tuesday, June 30th at noon Central Time for someone to receive the kit to make today's project!


Make A Game Night Score Pad with Stampin' Up! Game On

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Game Nights are a lot of fun and here is a project idea to jazz it up a bit! 

Our family loves to play games...board games, card games, dice games...all the things!  More times than not, we are scrambling for a note pad for keeping score.  So why not dress one up a bit and keep it on hand for those special family times.

Here's a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to put one together.  You can get these little 8 x 5 notepads at most office supply stores. Now, let's get to it so you can start creating.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products that were used in this video.  Keep in mind that you could re-create the project with a different stamp set and different supplies and it would make a nice little gift.  Here's a different version from way back!

You can just click on the links below to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store.  When you shop with me, it enables me to continue to bring free videos and content to you weekly and I am so appreciative.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here's a look at the inside.  As you saw in the video, it's so easy to add that little strip of designer paper to the note pad.  And, it makes a big difference for the overall look!

IMG_3629 2Thanks for stopping by for this Game Night idea and if you're ready to make one for yourself, shop now and gather those supplies to dress up those note pads.