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Quick Crafting Tip - Protecting Foil Sheets When Die Cutting

If you own a Big Shot, or any other die cutting machine, you know that the clear mats/pads that you use to protect your project become scuffed and marred.  It's to be expected and it's also a sign that you're using your die cutting machine.

Those marks can leave a nasty texture on things like vellum and foil sheets.  Today's quick tip video will show you a simple, way of preserving the surface of these papers.  You won't ever have to worry about those marks transferring to those surfaces again! 

Mark your calendar!  November's Studio Stamps in the Mail ordering begins on MONDAY - October 24th.  November's packet includes the Santa's Sleigh Bundle including the stamp set and framelits plus the pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs.  I include a video and a PDF tutorial so we can stamp together!  Embellishments and envelopes are always included and everything is delivered Priority Mail to your home.  Easy, convenient and fun!  

Ordering is for one week only - ending on October 31st.  

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Merry Mice Christmouse

 What's my favorite stamp set in the Holiday Catalog she asked.

Merry Mice!  How can you resist those adorable faces? 

Today's project tutorial features this caroling mouse.  He's been colored in using markers.  The musical score background is designer paper from the "This Christmas" Speciality Designer Series Paper assortment.  It's difficult to pick up shimmer in a photograph but both the Clear and Gold Wink of Stella are used to add glistening highlights to this card.  

The Cherry Cobbler ribbon is a new product in the Holiday Catalog.  You're going to love the silk taffeta elegance to this ribbon. It comes in a combo pack to include a roll of Emerald Envy.  

Did you notice the small ornament hanging from beneath the bow?  The ornament is part of another image in this stamp set and a fun, versatile way to use the coordinating stamps.  

Merry Mice,

Click below to download your copy of this free project tutorial.  

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October's "Live with Lisa" event is THIS SUNDAY!  I'd love to have you join us for Prize Parol, live demonstrations, tips, inspiration and additional free project tutorials on what I share.  

Place your $35 online product order by Saturday and you'll be invited to the closed Facebook event.  

Details about "Live with Lisa", including the debut event, can be found by clicking on the image below.

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Quick Crafting Tip - Adhering Intricate Die Cut Pieces

Framelits and Thinlits have come a long way over the years.  Years ago, the dies were strictly used to cut out basic shapes.  Dies then evolved into cutting out stamped images. Fast forward a few more years and along came dies that created 3D items such as boxes, flowers and rosettes.  

And it has evolved again!  Detailed dies have intricate lines and details creating beautiful cut pieces of paper to layer on your cards, tags or 3D projects.  

As much as I love them, I've struggled with the best way to adhere them.  Fine Tip Glue dries too quickly.  Liquid Glue is messy.  SNAIL adhesive is too wide for small, fine lines.

So, how do we remedy this?  It's simple, use Tear & Tape!

Today's quick tip video will show you how easy it is to apply the tape to your cardstock before you die cut. It eliminate the need for adhering with additional products and guarantees great adhesion.    

Here are a few cards I've created using Stampin' Up!'s beautiful detailed dies.

Detailed Floral Thinlits - this card, plus 3 others, are included in my Project PDF Tutorial library HERE.


Santa's Sleigh Thinlits - this card will be included with 3 others for November's Studio Stamps in the Mail.

Ordering begins October 24th.  


Want more inspiration? Head over to my Project PDF Tutorial library!

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Just 3 days until October's "Live with Lisa" event!

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Tin of Tags Project Kit

  74 days until Christmas, 

We are just 74 days away from Christmas and my shopping is well underway.  How about you?

This is my most favorite time of the year and because of that I start shopping early!  


  • I hate when the pickins' get slim.  I'm on the hunt for the perfect gift!  When the racks and shelves start to become scarce that makes finding the right gift more difficult. 
  • I hate the immense crowds when I "have to" purchase something.  ((Side note, I always save 1-2 gifts until the week before Christmas just so I can go to the mall and enjoy the decorations, music and watch the busy shoppers.))
  • I want to enjoy the entire month so spreading out what needs to be done is far more enjoyable than cramming it all in.
  • I hate rushing.  I love giving gifts and I enjoy wrapping them, too!  

The Tin of Tags Project Kit is perfect for several reasons.  The adorable red tin houses all 30 finished tags.  The decorative tin can be used all year round, too!  Gift the project kit as a gift. Give the completed tags as a gift or how about making them for yourself and using them yourself?  

The kit includes all the pre-cut supplies and embellishments you see here.  When finished, you'll have 30 beautiful gift tags!  

You can purchase just the kit, just the stamp set or both.

Tin of Tags kit and stamp set,

Speaking of number of days left - did you know we are just 4 days away from October's "Live with Lisa" event?  I will be demonstrating projects, sharing additional ideas, providing tips, giving away prizes (yes, prizes!) and provide free project tutorials for my demonstrations.  Your $35 product online order includes you!  

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