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...

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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.

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  • 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:

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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!

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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!


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

Notecardsyoutube-thumbnailToday's Cardmaking 101 video is in response to a question received regarding making simply styled note cards with a few supplies.  Here's hoping that it will be helpful for many of you as well. 

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 [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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Free Mini Class with Any Order with Lisa in May 2020

  • With any Order from Lisa Brown- Crisp and Clean Cards with Positive Thoughts, Video Tutorial with 3 classic card ideas!
  • Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code *2J6CQUDC and receive a FREE gift plus the Clean and Crisp Cards Tutorial with Positive Thoughts.
    *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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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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Facebook Live This Evening!

IMG_3411It's the Stampin' Up! Day of Service and this evening we will be making a stack of cards this evening on my Facebook Live with Lisa.

Tune in at 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern, 5 PM Mountain, 4PM Pacific to join us!

Here's a video with some details so you can be prepared!

One Sheet Wonders for Stampin’ Up! Day of Service Supplies:
3 - 12 x 12 pieces of coordinating designer paper
20 - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card bases
Sentiments for cards
Any embellishment
Adhesive/scissors/ basic tools

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF here: https://covid19.stampinup.com/

 

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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!