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Fresh Fig and Label Me Pretty

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Just 4 more days to order your June's Studio Stamps in the Mail.  The June edition includes the Mixed Drinks stamp set,NEW Berry Burst ink pad, Crushed Curry ink pad, free pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs (one is a fancy fold!), embellishments, envelopes plus a video and PDF tutorial so you can stamp along with me from home.  Ordering ends June 18th.

Watch the short introduction video to see the stamp set and the cards included by clicking HERE or on the picture above.Horizontal bar

Another new annual catalog, another set of new In Colors. This year's selection did not disappoint!

I used the Fresh Florals Designer Paper (featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors) on my card but wanted to create a border that would coordinate.

I looked closely at the Label Me Pretty stamp set and noticed one of the images had floral edges.  That got me wondering.  Could I use just one end of the stamp to create the border I was looking for?  

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My experiment worked!  By tipping just one end of this label image into the Fresh Fig ink pad, I was easily able to ink it and stamp the flower.  By connecting the ends, I created the perfect floral border!

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I used the same stamp for the label on this card.  This time I chose to emboss it with silver.  If you've never heat embossed before you're in for a real treat. You can find my quick tip video on this technique HERE.  

Isn't that label perfect?  That's because this stamp set has a coordinating punch. You can purchase them both as a bundle, saving you 10%.  
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The 1 1/4" circle punch fits perfectly around the thank you sentiment included in this stamp set.  I added Silver Metallic Thread and a silver heart from the Metallic Enamel Dots to finish off the card.  

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It

I've included a collage picture below, perfect for your Pinterest board.  

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Seems like a lot, doesn't it?  

You're worth it!  

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Spotlight with Lisa - Mixed Drinks Textured Milkshake Card

If you missed last night's live Facebook event "Spotlight with Lisa" I have the recording included in today's post.

I featured the Mixed Drinks stamp set - the same stamp set that is part of my June Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM).  

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My spotlight showcased an easy way to create texture to the glass using - ready - Fine-Tip Glue!  It dries to clear, glossy image, making the glass almost real.   

But be ready...

One crazy - and funny - mishap occurred!  I'm still chuckling.  You gotta' love live video! ((SMILE))

I have included pictures and cutting dimensions for this card below.  

Studio Stamps in the Mail for June includes this fun stamp set, free pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs, a video and PDF tutorial so you can stamp with me from home. Priority Mail postage is also included.  

Get all the details for June's SSITM packet HERE.  Ordering ends on June 18th.

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Whisper White cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for the layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Crushed Curry cardstock for the diagonal layer is cut 2" x 6"
  • Real Red cardstock for the banner is cut 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Real Red cardstock strip across the card is cut 1/8" x 5"

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Entered into Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge #94 - Paper Piecing Palooza

My online ordering rewards will have you inspired!  

Receive a free bundle of tutorials, Frequent Buyer Points, exclusive access to a live demonstration, entry into product prize patrol.  Details on my REWARDS program can be found HERE.

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Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!

Have you noticed the popularity of white cards?  

If you peruse Pinterest you can't help but take note that lots of hand stamped cards have more white space than ever before.  

I love layers, detailed designs and embellishments. But, every once in a while, it's nice to create a clean and simple card.  I think I've captured that today with my Happy Birthday card.  And, guess what? No stamps required!

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After I create a card I complete a supply checklist for it.  The checklist allows me to blog the supplies and cutting dimensions for you without having to try and remember them.  I typically sit down to create and will make a dozen different cards over the course of a few days. Geesh, remembering what I had for breakfast was difficult - can you imagine?! 

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The funny thing about this card is that there were no stamp sets to list on the checklist!  

I used the new Happy Birthday Thinlit to make this card - and many other designs that you'll see in the upcoming weeks.  I never thought the die would be so versatile and easy to use.  I used the Precision Base Plate on top of my Magnetic Platform and it die cut beautifully.

I began by die cutting five (5) of the greetings using Whisper White cardstock.  I cut away the "happy" from the "birthday" using my Paper Snips.  I adhered four (4) of the "happy" to the center of the base of my card.  I used liquid glue, a sponge and my silicone craft sheet to easily adhere them.  If you missed my quick tip video on how to do this, you can view it HERE

I cut off the word "birthday" from one of the remaining die cuts and used 6 different sponge daubers and ink pads to achieve this rainbow look.  It wasn't difficult and it took just a few minutes to complete.  
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Here are the order of the ink pads used, left to right: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Wisteria Wonder, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy.  

This card was entered in The Paper Players #347 Birthday Challenge

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Retiring and New - Catalog Transition

It's that bittersweet time of year.  

The current catalog is retiring. Today is the FINAL DAY!  

This is your last chance to take a look around at the retiring products - many are marked down to 50% off!  

Click on the image below to take a look around.

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Tomorrow, June 1st, we will usher in a fabulous new 233 page catalog of products in the new 2017-2018 catalog.  

You're going to LOVE IT, I promise!

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I created this card using the retiring Strength & Prayers stamp set.  

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This fancy fold was featured in a video, using other products, that you can find HERE.  However, the cutting dimensions and how to assemble the card are identical. I simply changed up the stamp set.    Strength & Prayers with a fancy fold, 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

It's a shame you can't see this card in person. The dove sparkles! I added Clear Wink of Stella to the body and wings which really brings out the 3" x 3" square of Shimmery White Cardstock that it is stamped on. 
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This retiring designer paper, Irresistibly Floral,  is going to be sorely missed!
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Challenge: Simon Says: Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

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This adorable image comes from the new stamp set, debuting tomorrow, called This Little Piggy. 

If you think this image is adorable, just wait until you see the other 4 images and greetings included in this set!

Get ready!  The new fun begins tomorrow - June 1st!

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