Ribbon Technique for Cardmaking

How-to-use-ribbon-in-cardmakingWould you like a fun ribbon technique for cardmaking?   This is one that you may have seen before but it's a good refresher if you haven't tried it in a while.

This is a card made with the Needle & Thread Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is absolutely beautiful!  The framelits are my favorite.  Here's another card made with this bundle.

Ready for a video tutorial to see this ribbon technique in the making?  Here you go!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Blushing Bride base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • You'll need a piece of Whisper White and Balmy Blue (about 4" x 4" each) to die cut the piece for the sentiment and pierced/punched circle.
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".

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Here's an up-close look at the ribbon...

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  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
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Last Minute Valentine Project!

Last-minute-valentineOk! So you haven't had any time and you NEED a last minute Valentine treat idea! 

It's going to be short and sweet today but wanted to take this time to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Now, enjoy this quick video and get to crafting!

 

Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy creating this last minute treat!


Little Treat Box for Valentine's Day!

Little-valentine-treat-boxHere's a quick post today with a cute little box for Valentine's Day treat!

The hubs and I are staying with our granddaughter, Lyla, this week while her Mommy and Daddy are out of town. If you missed our little "crafting" time this morning on my Facebook page, be sure and check it out. :)

Here's the video tutorial with some details following.  I bet you have supplies to make this little box today!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut cardstock to 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".
  • Score the 7 1/2" side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", and 7".
  • Turn and score the other side at 1/2" and 1 1/4".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide to 2 1/4" tall.

Here are the supplies that were used to make this project.

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Little-box-valentine-treatIt's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is tomorrow!  Be sure to check out this quick idea, and I'll have another really easy "last minute" project tomorrow.

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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Another Valentine Treat You Can Make Now!

Easy-valentine-treat-bagToday's project is another easy Valentine treat bag that is a makeover of a Halloween treat.  The size and scores have been altered to allow a good fit for this particular treat but the construction is the same.

Let's take a look at the original video and then read on to find out the paper dimensions and scores.

 

Lisa's Inklings with Project Details:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5 1/2" x 7".
  • Score on one side, which will be the bottom, at 1/2".
  • Score the other side at 2" and 5".
  • Trim the bottom as seen in the video.                                                           

Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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My Stamping Space

Today I wanted to share my stamping space in a video that was recorded several years ago. ...My hairstyle has changed a bit. ;) There is more storage furniture in the studio now but you'll get the idea of how I organize my supplies.  Hopefully, you'll get some ideas that may be helpful to you.

Enjoy the video and let me know if you have questions!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my stamping space!  When we have friends and family over, there is always lots of fun and fellowship in this space.
By the way, we call it "Gather".  Matthew 18:20

 


Birthday Card for Our Daughter

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When it came time to make a birthday card for our daughter, I knew the Needle & Thread Bundle would be beautiful.

My favorite die from this bundle is the focal point of this card with a gorgeous pierced floral image. 

The floral images on the card front and inside of the card are cut from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.  

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this birthday card.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • You will also need a 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla for the the
  • Cut a piece of designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4". 
  • Fussy cut two of the floral images for the card front and inside of card.
  • Berry Burst for the pierced image is cut 2 5/8" x 4".
  • Mossy Meadow for die cut label- 3" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Old Olive...about 3" x 4" to die cut leaves.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that were used for this project.  Just click the links for more information or to shop.

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Birthday-card-stampin-up-2Our daughter loved her birthday card and hope you are inspired to make a card using these beautiful Stampin' Up! products, too!


A Favorite Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

It's a wonderful time to discover the joy of Stampin' Up! products and the Lovely Lattice stamp set that you can earn FREE is becoming a favorite!  The images in this set are gorgeous for coloring and is also striking as a simple line art image.

How can you get this beautiful set? Place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 in product (before shipping and taxes) and you get choose this set for FREE!

Let's get a little more of the scoop on this set.  Here's. a video from the Stampin' Up! home office...

 

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Shop now and earn this beautiful Sale-A-Bration stamp set FREE!

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2019 Valentine Treat Holders with Stampin' Up! Hey Love

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Today's projects are two Valentine treat holders for 2019 from a recent Facebook LIVE featuring the Hey Love stamp set.   This collection can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I KNEW that this set would be so much fun to use and perfect for coloring with my Stampin' Blends, the Stampin' Up! alcohol markers.

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Here's a look at the recorded LIVE.  Grab your favorite beverage if you have a few minutes to watch!

Details for the "Gator Treat":

  • Cut cardstock to 4 3/4" x 8 1/4". Score 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 5 1/2". and 6" on the long side.
  • Cut another strip of the same color cardstock for the belly band at 1 1/2" x 8 1/4".
  • You'll need approx. 3" x 3" of Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper at 2" x 4 1/2".

Stampin' Up! Products used for this project...

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Details for "Ape" Project:

  • Cut designer series paper to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Score one side at 3", 4", 7", 8".
  • Score the other side at 1" and 8".
  • You'll need some scrap Whisper White and Real Red card stock for punching.

Stampin' Up! supplies needed for the "Ape" project...

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Give your Valentine treats for 2019  with some cute treat packaging and delight your loved ones with your creative touch!

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A Mini Notepad with "Heart"

Valentine-mini-notepad-giftToday's project is a heart themed mini notepad that would make a sweet gift for Valentine's Day without the calories!

This idea came from a request from a YouTube viewer who was interested in a different theme for a Halloween notepad that I made several years ago.

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148626) and All My Love Designer Series Paper (148576) made this project go together easily.  Here's the original video tutorial with the instructions.  Just change the designer series paper and add the hearts!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper for outside cover to 2 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Cut two more pieces for the accent banners at 2" x 1" and 2 1/2" x 1 1/2".
  • Cut copy five pieces of copy paper to 5" x 2 1/4".
  • You'll need scrap pieces of Crumb Cake and Lovely Lipstick to die cut the hearts.
  • Cut twine to about 15" in length.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

If you need a sweet little gift, minus the calories, make this mini notepad with "heart" for Valentine's Day!


Inspire Your Heart With Art!

Inspire-heartHappy Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!

We are so fortunate that we love a craft that is a "giving" craft!  Most of what we create, we give away.  It is such a beautiful way to spread the light of love with others.  I challenge you to send someone one of your handmade creations today!

Foil-kit-sab.facebook-photoSale-A-Bration has been such a wonderful Stampin' Up! celebration and we are not even a month into this awesome event!

You all are loving the choices that you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Some of the items have been so popular that these are almost GONE!  Pictured above are the Precious Parcel Card Kit and the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  You crafters have been showing these two products so much love that the supply is depleting quickly!  If you haven't had the chance to order and earn these two items for FREE, do not hesitate any longer!  Order now! Earn a FREE item with each $50 in product purchase (before shipping and tax).

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Join us LIVE on my Facebook page tonight as we make three cards using the Needle & Thread bundle!  

Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 PM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Have a great Inspire Your Heart With Art Day and celebrate it by sharing a handmade creation today and joining us this evening on the Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.


2019 Valentine's Day Chocolate Treat

Valentine-chocolate-treat-bagToday's 2019 Valentine project is a "hoppy" treat bag with a sweet chocolate treat!

I was so excited to find this guy on the candy shelves while grocery shopping and knew we had to make a treat using the FREE Sale-A-Bration set, So Hoppy Together!

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • All My Love DSP is cut 3 1/4" x 2".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Whisper White (approx. 4" x 4") for stamping and punching.
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock- Approx 4" x 4" for punching.
  • To punch the Cookie Cutter Builder heart, you'll need a small scrap or piece of Lovely Lipstick.
  • If you're giving this treat to a small child, use adhesive to close the top of the bag rather than stapling it.
  • These gusseted bags are food safe so you're good to go using these for food, treats, or snacks.

Valentine-chocolate-treat-toadally-yoursHere are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project.  You can click the links below for more product information or to order from my online store.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

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Don't you love the coordination of this stamp set with the candy?  You can only earn the So Hoppy Together stamp set---it's free with a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up!  SHOP NOW so you can make this 2019 Valentine's Day chocolate treat to give to a special someone!


Stamp "Surgery"

A few days ago, I performed stamp surgery on one of my new Sale-A-Bration stamps, So Hoppy Together.

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Stamp-surgery-2I knew that I would get more use out of this little frog stamp without the unicycle so I took an Exacto knife and cut it off! And, if I decide that the unicycle works well with my project, I can still piece it together and use it that way.

Here's the card that I made with my "new" stamp!

Stamp-surgery-hoppy-for-youInstructions:

  • Cut Pool Party card base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut another later of Pool Party to 4" x 5 1/4".  Use the Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some "waves".
  • Cut Whisper White to 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Stamp frogs across so that he's turning flips! Use Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp.
  • Color frogs with Blends.  Outlined with Pool Party Light to give a shadow/grounding effect.
  • Cut two strips (3/4" x 5 1/4") of the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack in Granny Apple Green and adhere behind the top and bottom Whisper White strip as shown.
  • Adhere to textured Pool Party piece.
  • Tie ribbon below the main image.
  • Adhere this entire piece with stamped image and ribbon to the card front.
  • See how I finished the inside of the card below.

Hoppy-together-cardBelow are the Stampin' Up! Products used on this card.  The So Hoppy Together cannot be purchased but you can earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase from Stampin' Up! HERE!

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You can perform stamp surgery, too, to make this cute card!  Place your order now and earn this little frog stamp set FREE!


Sweet Handmade Valentine Card for a Friend

Stampin-up-2019-valentine-friendLet's start the week off with a sweet handmade Valentine card for a friend.  The Meant to Be stamp set and coordinating framelits make a beautiful set for any Valentine that you would like to make in 2019.

How about that beautiful embossed piece?  It's created with our Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets that you cannot purchase but you can earn them FREE with a $50 product purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  You can see another example of using these Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets HERE.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for this Valentine card idea.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" in Crumb Cake.
  • All My Love Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Foil Sheet is cut 2" x  5 1/4".
  • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White  (approx. 3" x 3") for stamping and die cutting.
  • You will need another piece of Crumb Cake about 3" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment and die cutting heart.
  • Tip: Use a Blender Pen to fill in some of the roses on the inside of the card.

2019-stampin-up-valentine-friendStampin' Up! supplies for this project are listed below.

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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 in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

 

Have you made any Valentine cards recently?  I hope you've enjoyed today's card idea and are inspired to give it a try!