Organizing Ideas

I have stamp clubs that meet each month to learn new ideas, share their creativity and take turns having the opportunity to be the hostess of their own workshop (without having to invite guests or clean house). This month was the new start to the year and I decided to make it the year of the fun folds. I had each member stamp up a cover to their binder (to help organize their instructions) and then we also made one of the first projects, a twist gate fold. We used the new Stampin’Up! Pop of Petals bundle to create the embellishment for their binder and the Share What You Love set and coordinating DSP to create the card. Here are the examples of what they made.

Let me know if you’re in the south Seattle or north Tacoma area and interested in more information on joining a stamp club.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Throwback Thursday – Swirly Bird

This week’s Throwback Thursday set is Stampin’Up!’s Swirly Birds. I combined it with some of the new colors (such as Gorgeous Grape, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, and Grapefruit Grove) to make a variety of cheery cards plus one I can use for my fellow Disney fans. I love how the abstract images can be combined to make some beautiful designs, including one I can use for Father’s Day with a sailboat and with flowers for an upcoming anniversary.

You are always welcome to email me if you need more details on any of my cards.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Hostess Sets

I don’t always use the free hostess sets in the Stampin’Up! catalog either because I don’t have them or because not all my customers have the opportunity to select from all of them. However, I love the new Stampin’Up! Hand Delivered as I think it’s a unique way to send a message. Here’s the fun ones that I made using a combination of the set, embossing folders and the Stampin’ Blends markers (which I love… can’t you tell?!?). Hope you enjoy the whimsy of this set.

Happy stamping! ~ Lisa

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So pretty! I love Stained Glass.

This week I had fun playing with the Painted Glass bundle. There are so many possibilities and I think I just barely began to try a few of them. I love the vellum (I colored behind it with the Stampin’ Blends or markers) along with the black cord and the coordinating thinlets. Here’s the samples I have so far. I think I’ll try to offer a class soon so that others can enjoy the versatility.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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The below card was made using the stained glass paper with the Lilypad Lake stamp set

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Throwback Thursday – Selling Cards

Have you ever wondered if you should sell your cards to help support your hobby? This week’s Throwback Thursday set is the Stampin’Up! Crafting Forever. It includes an important stamp to have if you’re interested in selling your cards.

I’ve connected with my local coffee shop and keep a box of cards available for their customers to purchase. It’s a perfect way for people to present a coffee gift card and for me to make use of some of the cards I make. People love giving and receiving handmade cards as it adds a more personal touch to any gift. The key to doing this is to be sure you’re following the Angel Policy of the company whose images you’re using in order to protect their copyright. Stampin’Up! makes this simple for us by having sets that include an image to use on the back of the cards you make with their stamps. You can learn more about the policy at stampin.com/termsofuse.

You can order the set here.

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This little images gives credit to those that have designed the images. I also like to add a personal stamp to the back to show it’s been handmade.

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This set also includes several wonderful stamps that you can use to create a variety of cards. Here’s one I made using the new Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP.

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And here are several cards that I recently received as swaps.

 

Animal sightings

One of the new sets that I received early was Stampin’Up! Animal Outings. This time I combined it with the DSP from the Share What You Love set as I loved the leafy design and thought it matched this set. I also used the Layered Leaf embossing folder. Such a fun combo!

Let me know if you’d like a free catalog by emailing me at lisalustamps@gmail.com. There’s so many fun new sets to play with!

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Throwback Thursday – Going Vertical

This week’s Throwback Thursday stamp set is Stampin’Up!’s Vertical Greetings as sometimes you just need to stamp a different way. I combined it with DSP in the newest in-colors, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, and Call Me Clover. These new colors will be available starting Friday afternoon, June 1st. I think they’re so cheery.

You can find the set here

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Relax with Serene Garden

Today after returning from a wonderful family weekend at a lake house and putting away all the leftover food and towels I relaxed with a new stamp set, Serene Garden. I love the coordinating thinlets and dies, some which emboss but not cut out the image. I copied a couple from the catalog (adjusting them a bit) and then created two of my own. I also used the new Itty Bitty Greetings which I love!

These items will all be available to order on Friday, June 1st and stamp with them at my open house on June 7th. You can find the stamp sets on my Stampin’Up! website.

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Throwback Thursday – Quick cards

This week’s Throwback Thursday project is using an old technique – the One Sheet Wonder. I used to do this years ago when I wanted to make up several cards at a time. The concept being that you cut out various pieces from a 12×12 stamped piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper and then turn all the pieces into individual cards, or in this case – 14 cards.  Here’s a few samples (the template and measurements that I used are below).

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I used the Tuscan Vineyard and Banners for You sets from Stampin’Up! for these cards. The colors I used were the new or returning regals and neutrals selections including Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede. I added a bit of copper to highlight the banners.

In this case I’ll be using them for anniversary cards that I make for Alaska Airlines’ Concierge (I started that over 10 years ago when I worked with that team. They liked them so much I was asked to continue creating them even after I left).

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping! ~ Lisa

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Cute Fruit

There’s just about a week to take advantage of the savings on bundles in the Stampin’Up! annual and occasions catalog. One of my favorites is the Fruit Basket bundle which comes with a set of stamps and coordinating punches. I love how easy it is to add cute fruit pieces to stamped cards and how cheery the completed cards look.

Here’s a few samples:

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