Gable Box with Magical Day Mermaid

Magical-day-mermaid-box-1Today's project is this adorable gable box with the Magical Day mermaid.   Isn't is cute?

This Magical Day set bundled with the Magical Mates Framelits (clear mount-145985) is perfect for the young and young at heart!...That's all of us, right?

I decided that the Silver Mini Gable Box (145568) needed to be flipped to the "white" side for this project.  You will see how easy that is to do in today's video.  The beautiful water themed background is from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600).  This paper is the perfect companion for this group of products.  There are dragons, mermaids, and more that can be "fussy cut" from the paper to use on cards, boxes, banners...whatever you desire to craft! 

Below is today's project video where the "magic" happens! ;)

Click here to see the gable box with the Magical Day mermaid on You Tube.

Magical-day-mermaid-gable-box-2Lisa's Inklings:

 

Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

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Have a special someone in mind for this project? This would make a sweet gift box or party favor. Shop now so you can get started!

Thanks for checking in to see this gable box with the Magical Day mermaid and I'll see you again soon!- Lisa :)


Tip for Using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder

Basket-weave-embossing-folder-tipLast week, on my Facebook Live broadcast, I shared a card with a fun tip with the new Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This embossing folder is included in a beautiful bundle with stamp set seen above, Blossoming Basket.  It is one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices that you can earn for FREE!

In today's video tutorial, we will actually use the embossing folder as a stamp.  This technique is easy and actually gives the impression more dimension.  Use the folder without ink on any color card stock and it is just as rich and beautiful.

Ready for the video?  Let's take a look...

If you are not able to see the video above, CLICK HERE to view on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Basket Weave embossing folder is a Dynamic folder which means it is thicker that other embossing folders from Stampin' Up!
  • Apply ink to the inside of the folder that has the Stampin' Up! brand on the outside.
  • Just lightly tap the ink pad to the inside of the folder on the ONE side.
  • To run these Dynamic folders through your Big Shot, you will need a platform with no extra platform layers, a cutting plate, and your folder with card stock inside.  That's it! No cutting plate on top!

    Lisa's Specials for February:

    • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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! 
    • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

Place your order now and earn some of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration freebies! Maybe you'll be able to try today's tip for the Basket Weave embossing folder.

 


Handmade Card for a Friend with A Good Day

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-day-1Today's makeover project is a sweet handmade card for a friend using A Good Day stamp set. 

The little images and sentiments in this set are darling.  Perfect for spring, this little bunny was the inspiration and starting point for this card.  When thinking about the layout, this one from the past came to mind.  I love this layering of card stock and designer papers.  It's fun and unexpected. And, even better, there are no rules!! 

Here is the original card...

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If you compare the two cards, you can see that I added and extra layer of Silver Foil behind the bunny.  It needed some silver to tie in the designer paper background from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.

The original how-to video was a recording from a Facebook Live. Let's take a look!

Click here to watch this cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube.

Handmade-card-friend-a-good-dayLisa's Inklings:

  • The bunny is colored with ink pads and Blender Pens. I just pressed the top of the closed lid and when opened, you'll see a little spot of ink on the lid. 
  • Pick up some of that ink with your Blender Pen and color your image.  
  • Brush Clear Wink of Stella over colored areas of bunny for a bit of sparkle.
  • Fast Fuse is on back side of  the Silver Foil to secure the Baker's Twine.

CLICK HERE--->See the details, measurements, and products used on this cardmaking project HERE.

Lisa's Specials for February:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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!
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

 


New Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Choices; Free Gift with Purchase

New-saleabrationThe cards above were created with some of the new products released today that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying Stampin' Up! order.

These new products are perfect for spring.  See these new choices along with all the Sale-A-Bration products in this brochure.

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Lisa's February Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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!

 

  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase.)

 

 

See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE and shop now to get these beautiful new products delivered to your door!


Birthday Card and Box with Picture Perfect Birthday

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This Birthday card and box with Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was featured on Thursday night's edition of Live with Lisa on Facebook.  These bright colors are so cheery and perfect for birthday cards, party decor, and gift packaging. 

Here are the products used and details for the card:

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Card Details:

  • Cut Lemon Lime Twist for base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut designer paper back layer: 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper strip (bottom strip) 1/2" x 4"
  • Cut Whisper White to 1" x 2 3/4".
  • Cut small Lemon Lime Twist strip for top: 1/2" x 2 3/4".

Here are the products and details for the box:

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*HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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!

Here is the recording of the video from Facebook LIVE on my business page.

Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Sunday evening for 3 names.  Each name drawn will receive one of the handmade cards seen in the video!

Hope you've enjoyed these Birthday card and box project ideas made with Picture Perfect Birthday!


Live with Lisa on Facebook

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there now.  If you check in at 7:3o PM Central and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, you may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Enjoy these specials when shopping with Lisa in February!

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,7:30 PM Central...have a great day!


Make a Coffee Gift Card Holder for Valentine's Day or Any Day!

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and sharing a project idea that is a good gift giving idea for today or any day that you want to share a coffee gift card with someone.

This little holder is super easy (no stamping on this one, gals and guys!) and but you'll want this pack of designer paper to keep on hand to make these little holders.

I also customized this gift card holder for a Valentine's Day gift.  If you need another Valentine idea that's quick and easy, you can see one here!

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Let's take a look at the simple how-to for this coffee gift card holder project...

Click here to see this coffee gift card holder video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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If you're a coffee lover or just loving the coffee themed supplies, be sure to check out the entire Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6". 
  • Score at 1 3/4" and 4 1/2" on the long side. (Long side up)
  • Turn the paper 90 degrees, short side up and what will be the bottom on the right) and score at 3 1/2".
  • Cut and trim as seen in the video.

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Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  Keep this type of coffee gift card holder idea handy and gift it a try!


Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends

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Today's card shows off a fun tip that is shared in today's video tutorial for coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends.  You are also getting a peek at one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices that will be available beginning on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Beautiful!

The ribbon seen here is the beautiful 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon that is available in Silver or Gold edging.  It is really easy to use our Stampin' Blends to color this ribbon.  Isn't it pretty on this card?  Talk about coordination!

The video tutorial below is the how-to.  Watch, enjoy, then start coloring that ribbon!

 

Click Here to see Coloring Ribbon with Stampin' Blends tip video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the ribbons, mentioned earlier, and Stampin' Blends used in today's video:

 

Specials:

    • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
      The card base used for today's card is one of a set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  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! See how you can earn your spot HERE!

We are just half way through Sale-A-Bration and I hope you'll consider shopping with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies!  I work hard to provide the best customer service possible! If it's your first time to shop with me, visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on "Shop Now". 

Thank you for watching today's tip video tutorial on coloring ribbon with Stampin' Blends!


Happy Mardi Gras!

Today is Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras colors are beautiful! Purple (Elegant Eggplant) represents justice, green (Old Olive) represents faith and gold (Daffodil Delight) represents power.


Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.
You can see other Mardi Gras projects that I've created here with this treat and here with this decorative banner which is hanging on my back door.

Below is our grandbaby, Mia, as she was all decked out in her Mardi Gras attire for the parades this past weekend!

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You can see more of our local Mardi Gras festivities in our SE Texas community HERE.

Happy Mardi Gras!


Easy Valentine Candy Treat with Sure Do Love You Bundle

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It's two days to Valentine's Day so here's an easy candy treat made with the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  If you can find some boxed candy treats, these will go together in a jiffy. 

The project in the original video has the same wrap idea with a belly band.  See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can CLICK HERE to see this Valentine candy wrap video tutorial on You Tube.

Here's another option below.  You can embellish these however you like!

Easy-valentine-candy-treat-bLisa's Inklings:

  • Measure the height of your candy box then make sure you cut it long enough to wrap around and overlap.
  • No need to score your paper.  Just crease it with your fingers as you fold it around the box.
  • Use Tear & Tape to secure the wrap.
    Here are supplies used for the projects that you see here today:

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Promotions and Specials:

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  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
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Valentine Card with Cool Treats

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Here's a great way to use the Cool Treats stamp set along with Teeny Tiny Wishes for a fun Valentine's Day card!

Cut your card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4".
Run the Polka Dot embossing folder and top part of card base through Big Shot.
Cut Whisper White 2" x 4 1/4 ".
Cut Real Red at 2 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Cut a small piece of Whisper White 4  1/4" long and about 1/2"  wide.
Stamp sentiment and sprinkles on the larger Whisper White.
Stamp sprinkles on the smaller piece.
Stamp the bowl in Sahara Sand cut out with framelits.
Cut ice cream out of Whisper White ink with Chocolate Chip ink.
Cut sprinkles and spoon with dies.
Cut the chocolate topping with dies
Then adhere all together with your Multipurpose Glue.

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  February Host Code: ZEY4Z4SQ

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Promotions and Specials:

 

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: ZEY4Z4SQ  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll try using your all occasion stamp sets for Valentine cards like this one made with Cool Treats.


Super Easy Valentine Wrap with Sure Do Love You

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This is a really cute yet super easy Valentine treat wrap. It’s great for last minute crafting for Valentines Day. It’s just the right size for a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square but other wrapped candied will fit, too.

Stamps:
Sure Do Love You Bundle (wood-145965, clear-145966)

Paper:
Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580): 2 1/2” x 6”. Scored at 3”.
Whisper White (100730): 3” x 3” for stamping and die cutting.

Ink:
Melon Mambo (126948)

Accessories:
Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Paper Snips (103579)
Big Shot (143263)
Metallic Foil Doilies (138392)
SNAIL(104332)
Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151)
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Instructions:
Cut and score designer series paper.
Fold on score line and insert candy.
Cut about 10” of ribbon and wrap over folded piece.
Staple lower center of open edge through the ribbon to hold candy inside and ribbon in place.
Stamp and die cut sentiment in Melon Mambo.
Adhere Metallic Foil Doily to front upper left.
Adhere heart over doily as shown.

Here are the products used in today's project. Currrent Host Code: ZEY4Z4SQ

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team!

One More Card

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On this Monday evening, I had to share this one last card that I made for my mom.  If you follow me on social media, you know that my sweet Mom passed away, unexpectedly, a week ago Sunday.  She and my dad had been living with us since the flood waters of Harvey destroyed the interior of their home.  They were a few weeks away from being able to return home.  This displacement was hard on both of them.  We find comfort in knowing she did not suffer but we miss her so much.  Thank you to all of you who have sent beautiful cards expressing words of comfort and peace.

I know she would love this card. She was always so supportive of everything we did.  

I am easing myself back into creating and work. She would want me to jump back in full force and share with you my "beautiful cards". 

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support.  See you in tomorrow's post. ---Lisa