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!

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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.

Here are some of the products used on the finished card in the video.  I would so very much appreciate your support by shopping with me in my Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Product List used on the finished card in the video:

If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

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


Masculine Card with Tasteful Touches

Tasteful-touches-masculine-card-stampin-upIf you haven't discovered the beautiful Tasteful Touches Bundle (English) [154098] from the new Stampin' Up! catalog then just take a look at this masculine themed card paired with the beautiful coordinating In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494].

This is a terrific group of products to spark your creativity!  Here's another special card made with this bundle!

Let's take a look at the how-to for today's card...

Lisa's Inklings:

Experiment with the different layers in this die collection. As mentioned in the video, you can combine these for a great looking focal point.  And, this In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] is great for stamping an image or sentiment directly onto the paper.  It's amazing! 

Here is the list of the products used for this card.  I would truly appreciate your support of my business! Just click the links below for more information on each product.

Stampin' Up! Product List:

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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)

Thanks for tuning in today for this masculine card with Tasteful Touches Bundle [154098] and tune in tomorrow for quick tip video.

 


Fun Fold Card Video with Jar of Flowers

Jar-of-flowers-birthday-card-accent-strip-foldLet's start off the week with a fun fold card video using the Jar Of Flowers Bundle [154064]from Stampin' Up!  The coordinating Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6"Designer Series Paper [152486] shares the spotlight!

 Working with these beautiful bunches of flowers in this stamp set is so much fun especially if you like to color. You can see another pretty card with a different bouquet here.

Let's go ahead and take a look at this how-to video tutorial below.  Ready?

Just a simple little slice of paper really adds a lot, don't you think?

Lisa's Inklings:

Remember to dress up those envelopes with this easy fix here!

Need supplies to create today's project?  The supply list is below.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be thrilled to serve you! Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Jar-of-flowers-jade-birthday-cardOn this card, the sentiment was added since it would be sent as a birthday greeting.  The "Happy Birthday" is from the Timeless Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set [151534] and stamped on
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] then punched with the Classic Label Punch [141491].

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Now that you've seen this Jar of Flowers project, visit my online store to purchase yours today!


Facebook Live This Evening with Jar of Flowers!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place today at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM MT,4:00 PT). Join us 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 can't make the LIVE broadcast, no worries!  Go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, "LIKE" and follow the page and you can see the recording of any LIVES!

Hope to see you this evening on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.


Cardmaking 101 Video: Making Cards with Few Supplies

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Here's the quick video...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Tip: Measure the image that you will stamp and cut the card stock 1/4" larger for length and width.
  • If backing the stamped image with a coordinating card stock or patterned paper, cut the layer 1/4" larger (length and width) than the image piece.
  • If using a back layer of card stock or designer (patterned) paper for the front of your card base, cut it 1/4" smaller than the length and width of your card front.

Recommended supplies:

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If you have questions, leave a comment below or e-mail me.

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)

Thanks for tuning in for today's Cardmaking 101 video! If you are on Facebook, join us for our LIVE tomorrow (Thursday evening) 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific.


Make A Floral Card with Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches

Tasteful-touches-floral-cardToday's card project is from a recent Facebook Live featuring the beautiful Tasteful Touches Bundle (English) [154098] from Stampin' Up!

There are so many possibilities for this stamp set for both feminine and masculine themed cards.  And, the coordinating In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] is awesome!  This is just one of the fabulous new bundles featured in this new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  You can see another of my favorite bundles used on this card.

Ready for the video tutorial?  Let's take a look!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project. I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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

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

  • Any order will receive my Pretty Cards with Forever Fern Bundle[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)

Thanks for tuning in today for my floral card with Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches and tune in tomorrow for another pretty floral card.


Make A Masculine Card with By the Dock

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Today's project is a masculine themed card created with the By the Dock bundle from the January to June 2nd Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  This stamp set and set of dies did carry over to the new catalog but this great dsp collection did not.  This collection of papers has been used on many projects coming out of my stamp studio.  Here is the latest...a sampler that was created this past weekend.

Are you ready for the video for this card?  It's a quick one and the measurements are posted below.

Lisa's Inklings:

Below is the Stampin' Up! product list.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Thank you for the support of my business,

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Thanks for checking in and I hope you've enjoyed today's masculine card video tutorial.  If you're on Facebook, click over to this private group to join my Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Launch party on Wednesday, June 3rd at 10:00 am Central and I hope to see you there!


Simple Packaging: Super Easy Gift Card or Treat Holder

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Do you ever need some simple but beautiful card packaging for a gift card, treat, or small gift?  Here's the answer!  This darling project is so easy to make!

Featured here are elements from the retiring Botanical Prints Product Medley (English) [151301] that is retiring from Stampin' Up! and only available while supplies last!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Your support and shopping with me is very much appreciated and enables me to provide my video tutorials at no cost to you!  Thank you!

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Lisa's Inklings:
-Designer paper is 6 x 6.
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After sealing sides and bottom, score the bottom at every 1/8' up to 5-1/2".  I mentioned 1" in the video but you score at 1/8" for cover a 1/2" area.
-If you wish, you can punch a hole through both sides of the top and thread some ribbon or twine through for a closure.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this easy project video tutorial.

Shop now and get your supplies to create this beautiful packaging for your next gift!

 


Making Cards for Stampin' Up! Day of Service

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We would like to begin with expressing our gratitude for those who have lost their lives in service to our country and protecting its freedoms.  We honor you today.

In the spirit of service, it seems fitting to share our Stampin' Up! Day of Service last week.  As part of our Make a Difference program, Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO, organized and set up a virtual crafting party for everyone to craft and make cards to send and make someone's day.  What a wonderful way to love and serve one another!

For the Facebook Live that evening, we had an additional virtual crafting party!  Here's the "somewhat" edited recording of that fun crafting time!

Many have asked about this beautiful designer series paper.  It's called See A Silhouette and is still available... While Supply Lasts!
Below are some of the cards that we made...most are already in the mail!

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As you can see the designer paper paired with these great and timely sentiments make for some great cards!  Order your supplies today and purchase your Share Sunshine PDF download and make some some beautiful cards as to send in love and service to others!

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Fun and Fancy Folds- Standing Z Fold Card

IMG_3397Today's fancy and fun fold card features the Silhouette Scenes Bundle [151058]  and the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper [149443].

This card and video was buried under the myriad of projects stored on my laptop!  It was my swap for the Greek Isles cruise with Stampin' Up! last summer.

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Such wonderful memories!...

Now let's take a look at the quick video on the assembly of this card and read on for some details!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Whisper White for base to 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Cut the "adventure" die in any color card stock.  Use it as a negative image of the die to mask and sponge on the inside of the of the card base.
  • Cut Poppy Parade to 4" x 10-/14" and score at 2-1/2 and 5" on the long side.
  • Designer paper is cut 3-3/4" x 5" and 3-3/4" x 2-1/4".  Adhere as shown.
  • Stamp image in Pacific Point on Whisper White and die cut with Stitched Rectangle. Sponge over top with Crushed Curry
  • Cut a larger Stitched Rectangle in Poppy Parade to mat the main image. 
  • Tie ribbon around bottom of fold as shown and adhere the main image as shown in the video.
  • Stamp and emboss sentiment in white as shown on a 3/4" of Poppy Parade. Cut and adhere to main image.
  • Embellish with rhinestones as desired.

IMG_3398Here are the supplies used in this project! Some are retiring so don't delay in ordering!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Now it's time for you to try making this fancy fold card...let me know how you like it!

 


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:

Stampin' Up! supplies used in creating this card.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!  Thank you for supporting my business.

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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!


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Easy Rubber Stamping Technique with Ink and Stampin' Up! Layered with Kindness

Easy-rubber-stamping-technique-positive-thinkingToday's card and video tutorial features an easy rubber stamping technique with Sponge Daubers [133773].  It's a remake of the card that we made in Facebook Live on Saturday.

The Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655] is retiring so it will only be available for a little while longer.  And, check out those cute punched shapes!  Those are the super popular Label Me Lovely Punch [151296] and Label Me Fancy Punch [151297].  Lucky for us, these will both be in the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for 2020-2021.

Here's the video tutorial so you can re-create this beautiful card yourself!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-rubber-stamping-ink-techniqueHere is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy and honored to serve you!

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Here are some new ordering specials for shopping in my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

  • With any Order from Lisa Brown- Crisp and Clean Cards with Positive Thoughts, Video Tutorial with 3 classic card ideas!
  • May 8-14, 2020:

    Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code *2J6CQUDC and receive a FREE gift from Lisa and a chance to win the Tea Time Dies and Peaceful Poppies Elements. 
    *if your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please DO NOT use the code so that you can earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.  I will still send your gift!

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If you've placed an orders totaling $50 or more with me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving a new Stampin' Up! Catalog from me later this month.  If you have not placed an order, do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, e-mail me with your name, PayPal email, and mailing address, I will send you one for the cost of shipping which should be about $8.00.

Now that you've read this post, try this technique with this beautiful Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655]!


Ombre Cardmaking Technique and Video Tutorial

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Here's an idea for making an ombre technique with cardstock for cardmaking.
This precious Honey Bee Bundle [153792] with coordinating dies is on the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Last Chance List.
The Honey Bee Bundle [153792] has been very popular and was on backorder for quite a while!  This is my first card project with this bundle. It was so much fun to create this project. The card stock strips create an ombre look and make for a sweet background for these images, don’t you think?
Here's a quick video for you to create this cardmaking technique.

If you like this effect, try different colors to create this ombre look. Think about using shades of blue, pinks and reds, or purple tints.
Here are the details for this card:
Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products used for this card. The items from the Last Chance (Retiring) List are available While Supplies Last and may or may not be available.
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If you do not have this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] please take advantage of this time and treat yourself while still available!
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P.S. We made an extra project. It’s an easy little box.
  • Cut your cardstock 5-½” x 8-½”.
  • Score at 2,4,6,8 on the 8-½” side. Turn and score at 2” for the box bottom.
  • The accent pieces of cardstock on each panel are cut 1-¾” x 3-¼”.

Get busy as a bee and buzz on over to the online store to get this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] while it is still available then try your hand at this ombre cardmaking technique!