Quick Crafting Tip - Labeling Your Stampin' Up! Ink Pads

I'm your typical A-type personality. I like everything to have a place. 

In my 18+ years as a demonstrator I've had numerous stamping 'spaces'.  In 2001 we moved to our current home and I finally had a room all to myself.  Then, I worked off two 6' long tables and I was in heaven. 

Then my artillery grew.  I had more stamps, cardstock and tools.  I needed to get more organized.  The room evolved  and Bob the Builder installed cabinets.  Then he installed wire shelving, the kind used to organize a pantry.  It worked - for a while.  

That's when I had a brilliant idea of new shelving.  God bless my hubby. He spent an entire weekend, drawing, measuring, planning and shopping.  Then another weekend of installing.  The result is a fabulous, warm, inviting room.  

If you'd like to see my stamp room, you can click HERE to see the before and after pictures. 

I get asked about organization all the time.  I have an entire series of videos called "Storage Wars". They're a few years old but I still organize the same way.  You can view them on my YouTube channel.  Click HERE to access my YouTube channel.  

Today's organization tip is about labeling your ink pads.  

You might notice, too, that my ink pads are numbered.  See the number 16 on the right side of the pad?

I store mine in the Stampin' Up! Color Caddy in alphabetical order.  The In Colors are separate since they change every two years.  Once they are alphabetized I number them.  This makes putting them away in their correct space easy - especially when I'm stamping with friends.  

I told you I was an A-type personality!  ((smile)) 

Paper Pumpkin is ON SALE!  During Sale-A-Bration the three month subscription is marked down to just $55!  That's only $18.33 per month and includes a new pre-cut project, ink and a free stamp set.  

The best part is that my Paper Pumpkin subscribers enjoy a free bundle of tutorials every month that showcase alternate project ideas called "Paper Pumpkin Parade".  

Enjoy creating without the preparation and become part of my parade!

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The custom kit is the perfect way to fill your wish list. 

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Lift Me Up & Away!

There's no better way to lift someone's spirits than by sending them a handmade card.  

The "Lift Me Up" stamp set and the coordinating "Up & Away" Thinlits can create this heartfelt card in minutes. Purchasing these two products as a Bundle can save you 10% and hours of fussy cutting!

Lift Your Spirits, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

If you like a vintage flair than take a look at what this same bundle of products can create.

Lift me up, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Today's video is presented by Andrea at Stampin' Up! and showcases this new Bundle. Take a look at the wonderful dies and the coordinating stamp images to create these and other fun projects.

I think you'll agree that this new Bundle will definitely get your carried away!

Missing someone?  Tell them. 

Lift Me Up & Away, hot air balloon, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Have you placed your $25 order?  If not, you have a few more days to be included in the next private "Live with Lisa" event.  This event is Saturday, January 21st and I'd sure love to have you join me!  Get all the details HERE or click on the image below.

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Now through March 31st is Stampin' Up!'s largest sale of  the year - Sale-A-Bration!  For every $50 you spend in product you will select one free item from the exclusive products in the Sale-A-Bration brochure for FREE! 

Click on the image below to view the Sale-A-Bration PDF online and see the freebies.

Sale-A-Bration brochure, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

But, what if you love it all?  

Choose the custom kit and include two, additional free stamp sets during this sale!  The kit is only $99 and includes YOUR CHOICE of $125 in product and ships to you for free!  Add that to the additional free stamp sets you'll receive and the value is well over $200+!  

Want to know more? Click on the image below!

Custom Kit, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Your $25 online order using this month's host code provides you with exclusive REWARDS!  

Read about my REWARDS details HERE.

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Layered Wings in Dragonfly Dreams

 The new Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies are gorgeous and quickly becoming the most popular item in the Occasions Catalog.

These intricate die cut wings provide the perfect opening to use the coordinating stamp set "Dragonfly Dreams" behind or even designer paper as I have done here.  

But if you wrestle with intricate dies and have a hard time getting them to release from your cardstock then you need to watch my Quick Tip video from last week. Parchment paper is not only going to be your new best friend, it can also provide a great layer to your project.  

If you missed the Quick Tip parchment paper video, you can view it by clicking HERE

Layered Wings in Dragonfly Dreams, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Look closely.  See the opaque layer over the dragonfly in the picture below?  

That's parchment paper!  This tip not only provides a quick release of the die but often leaves you the ability of removing the parchment paper from the die with one gentle pull - making it perfect for layering!  

Layered Wings in Dragonfly Dreams, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

I added Brights Designer Series Paper behind the wings and along the border of the card.  The Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon makes a great border and is easily adhered using a strip of Tear & Tape.

Finish off the center of your dragonfly with an enamel shape, like I've done here or add rhinestones or pearls.  You can't go wrong with bling!

Layered Wings in Dragonfly Dreams, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

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The new Occasions Catalog is loaded with 55 pages of amazing paper crafting products.

Want it all?  No problem!  

Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalog, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Purchase your custom kit during Stampin' Up!'s largest sale of the year, Sale-A-Bration, and they'll throw in any two stamp sets of your choice for FREE!  No strings attached!  

Click on the image below for more info.  

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I offer exclusive REWARDS for your online orders!  Details HERE

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You're Sweet Cool Treats

I've got good news!

Your anxious waiting has paid off! The Stitched Shapes Framelits are back in stock and available to order today! 

Stitched Shapes Framelits, circles, ovals, squares, sewing, www.lisasstampstudio.com

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Although many of you are braving out record breaking cold temperatures, we are still warming back up here in sunny Florida. Ice cream is always popular here because of the warm temperatures.

There's a new ice cream shop in town. It's only about a mile from my house, which is very dangerous.

As if ice cream wasn't wonderful enough, this new shop has a drive up window!  You don't even have to get out of your car to indulge.  You'd be proud of me.  I've only been there once.

But, unlike the ice cream served at this new shop, today's ice cream has no calories!  

Today's video project include the new Occasions Catalog stamp set called "Cool Treats".  I've coupled it with an annual catalog product, the Playful Palette Washi Tape for a fun, refreshing color combination.  

I've provided cutting dimensions and photographs of today's card below.  

I bet this card will have you longing for some ice cream, too.  Hope you've got one of those cool drive up window shops where you live! ((smile))  

  You're Sweet Cool Treats card with washi tape, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

You're Sweet Cool Treats card with washi tape, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Cutting Dimensions:

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock layer is cut 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock panel is cut 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • I used 16" of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine

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If your wish list is $100 or more, consider purchasing the custom kit!  

  • Includes $125 of product you choose
  • Free shipping
  • During Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st) add 2 additional free stamp sets
  • Enjoy a 20% discount through July 31st - no strings attached.  

Click on the image below to get more information.  

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