Easy Father's Day Card

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Father's Day is Sunday here in the U.S. so today's project is a super easy card for that occasion. It was made with the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Kit and Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.

Take a look at the video tutorial for this simple cardmaking process...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Soft Suede cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and folded in half at 4-1/4".
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The card stock backing the Memories and More card measures 4" x 3-1/4".
  • Cut the trim a little longer than needed and trim to fit.

Here are the supplies to make this Father's Day card.  Just click the links to learn more.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be happy to serve you and honored to earn your business!

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I was so excited to see this awesome suite of products in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  The coordinating stamp set and dies are wonderful!

Take a look at these project samples!

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Now, head on over to the Online Store to shop for these amazing products! Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at this easy Father's Day card!


Need A Handmade Card In A Hurry?

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Let's start the week off with a handmade card idea that you can complete in a hurry!  It's all about being prepared and creating a few "blank" cards when you have the time!  Blank = without a sentiment.  We all have those times when we need a card in a jiffy and realistically, there is not time to start from scratch. Today's video tutorial features the card above and idea for you not to find yourself in a situation where you do not have the card you need.

You will also see all of our beautiful new Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2019-2020.  I have to be a honest...at first glance, I wasn't that impressed with these colors.  But, once I started working with them, I LOVE them.  And, Stampin' Up! is right on trend.  You can see these colors in fashion, home decor, and nail polish!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this handmade card.

 

Here's the card done in Purple Posy.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Smoky Slate cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" or 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Large cardstock layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Smoky Slate layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
  • Designer Paper is cut 3" x 4".

I have all of these below in my stash for when I need a card with a specific theme or sentiment.

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Here are the supplies to create the Rococo Rose card. Just click on the links to shop! 

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Two Events Not to Miss...A Sale and A Birthday/Launch!

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In a little over one hour from now, 1:00 PM Central, Stampin' Up! will be discounting SOME of the items on the Last Chance List!

SALE ITEMS from the Chance List can be found HERE.

Here's my list of what I think are the must-haves that will be on SALE!  Remember, do not delay...only good while supplies last through June 3rd.

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Here are the photos of my list above to refresh your memory!

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Don't delay!  Check out the Online Store at 1:00 PM Central!

Now for the second event!  Next Tuesday, June 4th, is the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalog and it's also my birthday!

 

 

 


Time for Tea Retiring from Stampin' Up!

Time-for-tea-cardStampin' Up! has some really pretty stamp sets that are retiring and Time for Tea is one of them. This is a card that I made using some of the beautiful coordinating Spot of Tea dies which can be purchased with the stamp set as a bundle.  Keep in mind that these products are only available for one more week and only while supplies last!

The Tea Room Suite from Stampin' Up!® is a beautiful collection of products that make for simply elegant cardmaking.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper is a beautiful collection with 24 sheets in one pack!

Here is the video for this card:

 

You can find the Time for tea photopolymer HERE in the Online Store.  Get it while you can!

Here is another project with this bundle that is one of my favorites!

Time-for-tea-pouchIsn't that an adorable tea pouch to give as a gift?  It's easy to make, too!  See the video HERE.

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***Proceeds from Stampin' Up! orders placed in my Online Store through Midnight, Tuesday, May 28th, will be donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
https://www.fallenpatriots.org/
Mission: To provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Thanks for stopping by today to see these sweet projects made with the retiring Time for Tea Bundle. 

Now, click here to go see all of the retiring products that will only be available for a few more days!

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Memorial Day: Projects from the Past

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Memorial Day is a holiday here in the U.S. where we honor and remember those who have lost their lives while serving our country as part of the United States Armed Forces.

***Proceeds from Stampin' Up! orders placed in my Online Store through Midnight, Tuesday, May 28th, will be donated to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
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Mission: To provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

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I thought it would be fitting to share some patriotic projects from the past today.  These aren't necessarily projects for Memorial Day but those that bear our nation's colors.

See the full card and video for the project below HERE.

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Here's an idea for a simple USA banner. See the project video tutorial on this post.

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If you've been following me long enough, you'll remember the Define Your Life stamp set used on this card HERE.

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Love this easy and fun patriotic party favors.  The video tutorial can be seen HERE.

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To all those who have lost loved ones in the line of service, my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day and we are grateful for their sacrifice.


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! ---> http://bit.ly/large-letters-stampin-up

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


Handmade Card with His Grace [Retiring Stamp Set]

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When seeing the His Grace stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, it went on my Wish List and I am so glad to finally have it for some handmade cards.  The John 3:16 verse is one that will be used over and over again on cards for the Caring Cards Ministry in our church.  Be sure to put it in your cart since this beauty did not make the carry over list into the new catalog.

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On this particular card, the designer paper has already sold out as it was on the retiring list but you will be able to use card stock or a designer paper with a small print or pattern to get the same effect.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

 

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links below for more information.

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Here is a photo of the inside of the card...

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  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Thanks for stopping by today for this cardmaking project with the retiring His Grace stamp set from Stampin' Up! and now visit the Online Store to shop while this set is still available!

 


Graduation Folder Card for Cash

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It's graduation time and cash is usually a much-appreciated gift for this milestone! 

Today's project is an easy to assemble folder that you can make that for cash or check to present to a graduate. The video was originally recorded to porst on my Facebook page in lieu of my usual Thursday evening LIVE. 

The bundle featured here is the Well Said Cling Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  Buy now so you can bundle and save!  Purchase these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Here's the video tutorial with the demonstration and the how-to:

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut 6 1/2" x 9".
  • Score at 3" and 6-1/4".
  • Cardstock layer for the outside front is cut 6 -1/4" x 2-3/4" and for the inside it is 6" x 2-1/2".
  • Designer Paper Layer is cut 6" x 2-1/2"
  • You will need approximately 18" of ribbon.

Here are the basic supplies that you would need for this project.

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  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Thanks for tuning in for this graduate gift idea and I'll see you again soon!


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Gift for the Graduate

There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central. 

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be an idea for a gift for a graduate!

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


Fun Fold Card for Mother's Day!

Mothers-day-card 5-9-fbMother's Day is Sunday so here's a fun fold card idea that you can make now.  This is the card that I sent to both of our daughters.  

The sentiments from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set fit well for many occasions or a "just because" card.  Here are some other samples.

This set in combination with the beautiful (and, retiring!) All My Love Designer Series Paper makes a perfect "bouquet of handmade love" for someone special.

Here's the video tutorial to help you get started!

Lisa's Inkings:

Base Card stock is cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Card stock flap and fold piece is cut 2 3/4" x 8" and scored at 4".
-Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4" and 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
Whisper White for inside and outside sentiments may vary depending on die used.
Colored card stock layer behind outside sentiment should be 1/4" -1/2" bigger than the Whisper White.

Need some of the supplies seen in this video?  Just click the links below to shop! 

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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! 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can use this Mother's Day fun fold card idea for someone dear to you!

 


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Fun Fold Card

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There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central. 

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be a pretty Mother's Day card.

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


Make This Gift Box for Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day is this Sunday so here's an easy little gift box that you can create in minutes. 

What can you tuck inside this box?  How about a gift card?  Maybe you could add a pair of earrings or a sweet bracelet.  Movie tickets might be nice.  Or, concert tickets to one of her favorites! 

My granddaughter asked me what I'd like for Mother's Day and I asked her to color a picture for me.  It's never to early to start them on the value and uniqueness of "handmade".

Whatever you decide, this little gift box will hold most any little treasure that you'd like to give.  Are you ready to see how to

You probably have the supplies to create a little box like this but this stamp set is definitely one you'll want to add to your collection.  It's at the top of the list below.

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Here are the details for making the box.  You know you are going to want to make it more than once!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 6" x 9-1/2".
  • Score at 1-1/4" from both ends with the 6" side at the top.
  • Turn and score along the 9-1/2" side at 1, 2-1/4, 5-1/4, and 6-1/2.
  • Whisper White for stamping is cut 1/2" x 3-1/4".
  • Poppy Parade to layer behind the sentiment is cut 3/4" x 3-1/2".

Mothers-day-box-video-5-8Now it's time for you to create the Gift Box for Mother's Day and I'll see you in the next post...have fun!

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Your Questions Answered: What To Do When You Run Out Of THAT Cardstock

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Today's tip video answers the question about what to do when you run out of a specific color of cardstock and you really need to finish the project.

We've all been there, haven't we?  Those times when you need a piece of THAT color and your scraps are all way too small.

In this cardmaking video, two of the Stampin' Up! retiring In Colors are used.  But, since that recording, those particular cardstock colors are OUT OF STOCK!  What's a crafter to do?

Take a look at the video below and see an easy solution that works for me.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

If you have any questions for me to answer regarding cardmaking, rubber stamping, or paper crafting, please leave a comment below.  I will do my best to answer and if I don't know, I will find out!  Hope you will try this tip when you run out of a specific color of cardstock!


Clean and Simple Card with Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors

Love-what-you-do-card-5-6Today's clean and simple cardmaking project and video features two of the retiring In Colors from Stampin' Up!, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.

While these two colors of cardstock have already sold out and are not available for purchase, the ink pads, the Stampin' Write Markers, and some of the designer series papers with these colors are available as of this posting. 

Let's take a look at one of my fast-motion videos for the card assembly.

 

If you're looking for the supplies that are still available, here is the list as of this writing.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to shop.  Thank you so much!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, 4TG3422T, 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 so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick video and card idea with two of the retiring In Colors. Tune in tomorrow for a great tip!

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Tri-Fold Card Idea and Video

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Today's project is a tri-fold card idea that we made on Facebook Live yesterday evening over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

It's an easy concept and really shows off the beautiful (and, retiring) Share What You Love designer paper and the Strong & Beautiful stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Let's take a look of the Facebook Live recording for the how-to and see this beauty, inside and out!

 

Lisa's Inklings (Project Details):

Tri-Fold Card

  • Cut designer paper 5-1/4" x 12".  Score ar 4" and 8".
  • Slice off 1/8" on the right edge.  This will be the side that folds in first.
  • Whisper White for Base: 5-1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • For inside of card: Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4 3/4", Mint Macaron 3-3/4" x 5".
  • You will also need enough Whisper White and Mint Macaron to punch the circles.
  • You'll need pieces of designer paper to fussy cut the flowers.

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    • Cut Blackberry Bliss base 4-1/4" x 11". Score at 5 -1/2".
    • You'll need another strip of Blackberry Bliss cut 2" x 5-1/4".
    • Cut Rich Razzleberry: 4" x 5-1/4" and 2-1/4" x 5-1/4".  You'll also need a small piece for punching.
    • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

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Now that you've seen the video, it's time to plan you're creations, right?  Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Click HERE to see if the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is still available. If so, add to your cart!
  3. Love the beautiful sentiments used on these cards?  Here you go---> Strong & Beautiful.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code 4TG3422T to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Your order will arrive soon and you'll be making some Strong & Beautiful cards!

Thank you for joining me today and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your creations made with this fun fold!