It's a Celebration With Hey Chick & March Studio Stamps in the Mail

Introducing the March edition of Studio Stamps in the Mail!  

This month's package will include 4 Easter cards, 2 thank you cards and 2 all occasion cards.

This month's package includes the Basket Bunch Bundle (photopolymer stamp set and coordinating framelits), a package of Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine, pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs, envelopes, accessories, a video and PDF tutorial - all shipped right to your home Priority Mail.  

AND, you will select a free Sale-A-Bration* product from either the first release HERE or the second release HERE!  

You can find all the details on my exclusive Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM) by clicking HERE

Ordering ends on Monday, March 6th. 

This quick three minute video will show you the products and cards included for March.  

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Today's card is truly HAPPY!  

I've fallen in love with the crazy chicken from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set "Hey, Chick".  This fun, whimsical image can be dressed up or accessorized for any occasion.  

During today's video, I will provide you with instructions on how to use the watercolor pencils and the blender pen used to color in this chicken.

I'm also showcasing the new Occasions Catalog embossing folders called "Celebrations Duo". This two piece embossing folder set allows you to use either the "happy" or the "celebrate" impressions to create de-embossed images.  

Sale-A-Bration products are free with every $50 product order. You can choose any product from HERE or from the three additional products introduced in the second release HERE.  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st.

I've included pictures, cutting dimensions and a supply list to today's card below.

Make it happy using the Sale-A-Bration Hey, Chick and the Celebrations Duo embossing folders. www.lisasstampstudio.com, Lisa's Stamp Studio

Make it happy using the Sale-A-Bration Hey, Chick and the Celebrations Duo embossing folders. www.lisasstampstudio.com, Lisa's Stamp Studio

Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4"

Make it happy using the Sale-A-Bration Hey, Chick and the Celebrations Duo embossing folders. www.lisasstampstudio.com, Lisa's Stamp Studio

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Don't miss the two NEW Project PDF tutorials just added to the library!

Avant Garden Card Collection

Avant Garden Card Collection tutorial, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Carousel Birthday Card Collection

Carousel Birthday Card Collection tutorial, Lisa's Stamp Studio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Place a $25 product order and enjoy Frequent Buyer points, free tutorials, prize patrol and demonstrations in my Live with Lisa event. Details HERE.

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Flourishing Phrases of Thanks Tutorial

Impressive and gorgeous is the best way to describe the resist technique.  

Learn how sponge daubers and clear embossing powder work together to create this elegant card.

I've included the tutorial below for those using a mobile device. I've also included a PDF tutorial if you'd like to save it for future inspiration.  

Enjoy!

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Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsFlourishing Phrases (142322 wood, 142323 clear); One Big Meaning (138788 wood, 139420 clear)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Elegant Eggplant (105126); Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
  • Stamp Pads – Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Pad (126969); Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Pad (126944); Mint Macaron Stampin’ Pad (138326); Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931); VersaMark (102283)
  • Misc. – Mint Macaron 3/8” Sheet Linen Ribbon (141656); Sponge Daubers (133773); Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705); Heat Tool (129053); Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658), Tissue

Measurements:

  • Whisper White (base) – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Whisper White (layer) – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Elegant Eggplant – scraps
  • Whisper White – scraps
  • Silver Foil – 3/8” x 2-1/2”
  • Ribbon – 3-3/4”

Instructions:

  1. Ink the flourishing floral image using VersaMark ink. Stamp the image on Whisper White layer. Cover the image with the embossing powder. Lightly tap off the excess. Heat set using the Heat Tool. Let cool.
  2. Use a separate sponge dauber (Elegant Eggplant, Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight) for each color. Tap the dauber lightly onto the ink pad, rub some of the ink off onto a piece of scrap paper. You want to make sure the color isn’t too strong. You can always go back over it a second time if you decide you want more color. Add the ink to the embossed image using a soft, circular motion. The embossed areas will resist the ink. Once finished, use a tissue and rub in small circular motions over the embossed image. This will remove ink from areas it will not dry and eliminate any smudging.
  3. Cut one end of the ribbon on an angle. Adhere the ribbon to the Whisper White layer, adhering the other raw end behind the layer. Adhere the layer to the card base.
  4. Stamp the greeting using black ink on Whisper White scraps. Cover the image with clear embossing powder. Lightly tap off the excess. Heat set using the Heat Tool. Let cool. Die cut using the appropriate size circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  5. Die cut a circle slightly larger than the one for the greeting using Elegant Eggplant scraps and the Circle Framelits.
  6. Cut an angle on both ends of the silver foil strip. Adhere the silver strip behind the Whisper White greeting. Adhere the Elegant Eggplant circle to create the layer shown.
  7. Adhere the layered circles over the top of the ribbon.  Adhere the layers to the card base using Dimensionals.

Click here for a free project tutorial, lisasstampstudio.com, Lisa's Stamp Studio

Tomorrow is the final day to place your $25 product order to receive a private invitation to join my Live with Lisa event tomorrow.  Click HERE for details. 

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Quick Crafting Tip - Prime your Stamp for a Better Image

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Want the VIP treatment?

Sure you do!   

When you place a $50 order in my online store you will receive exclusive admission to my private Facebook group where I provide a free gift for members.  This gift is in addition to Sale-A-Bration rewards, stampin' rewards and my rewards program. 

  • My VIP's are the first to receive their new catalogs.
  • My VIP's receive tutorials that are not shared anywhere else.
  • Preview of new product releases.
  • An interactive place to share inspiration and projects.
  • Prize Patrol - think free products and fun!

Be sure to use the current host code that's noted under the "Shop Now" button and you will receive your exclusive invitation!  Horizontal bar

Receiving a new stamp set is so exciting! 

Until you ink it up and realize you're not getting a good impression.  You clean the stamp and try again. Same problem.  

You begin to question if you need a firmer surface or a better handle of the stamp.

After numerous attempts you end up frustrated - and confused.  Why isn't it stamping well?  

Often times new stamps have 'debris' from the manufacturing process that impedes with the ink.  It's not visually noticeable but it doesn't provide a crisp image.  

Try priming your stamp.  This is especially helpful with photopolymer stamps and works great on all 'red rubber' images as well.

My quick tip video will show you how to prime your new stamps for a better image.  I'm certain, after today's video tip, you will be reaching for your VersaMark pad a lot more!  

Don't miss out on the three free additional products added to Sale-A-Bration.  Choose any one of these with every $50 order.  

SAB Make a Medallion
SAB Make a Medallion
SAB Make a Medallion

AND, there are 11 more to choose from.  Click HERE, or on the image below, to view the other 11 products - all available for free with every $50 product order.

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

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Pun Intended - Snappy Birthday

  It's a paparazzi inspired card today!

Pun Intended, Snappy Birthday, Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

Did you know that you can use your stampin' rewards to receive exclusive stamp sets?  

Take a look on page 198-201 of the annual catalog and you will find 6 exclusive stamp sets not available for sale.  

When you place an order of $150 or more in products you will automatically earn stampin' rewards/dollars.  You can use those rewards towards any products you'd like and/or select exclusive host stamp sets.  During Sale-A-Bration (through March 31st) you will also choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50 in products purchased. A $150 order scores you 3 more free products!  

Read all about the stampin' rewards HERE!

Pun Intended, Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com

I used the Stars Framelits to create a focal point for the camera.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the camera flash.  Trust me, it sparkles! ((smile))
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The gold foil gives this card a fun, red carpet flare and plays up the "pun intended" greeting.  

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Don't miss the free Sale-A-Bration REWARDS!  Spend $50 in product and choose a free product.  Spend $100 and choose 2, etc.

  • Take a look at the freebies! Click HERE for the first release.  
  • Click HERE for the second release. 

Sale-A-Bration Free products - Stampin’ Up!, card, paper, craft, scrapbook, rubber stamp, hobby, how to, DIY, handmade, Live with Lisa, Lisa’s Stamp Studio, Lisa Curcio, www.lisasstampstudio.com 

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