The Abstract Impressions stamp set includes beautiful two-step stamp floral images which I used to create today's two-step stamping with heat embossing card. Instead of the typical two-step stamping using ink pads, I opted to emboss the detailed stamp ...

 

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Two-Step Stamping with Heat Embossing

two-step stamping with heat embossing

The Abstract Impressions stamp set includes beautiful two-step stamp floral images which I used to create today’s two-step stamping with heat embossing card. Instead of the typical two-step stamping using ink pads, I opted to emboss the detailed stamp layer with gold embossing powder.

Rose corner card with an embossed overlay. Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions.

The greeting needed to stand out so I chose to heat emboss it on a piece of Basic Black cardstock. Not only is the greeting not lost on this card, it plays up the floral corner beautifully!

Did you notice the splatter around the greeting and roses? This technique uses your Aqua Painter to create random areas of speckled color. Apply a drop of ink refill and a few drops of water from your Aqua Painter into a container. Mix them together until the consistency is runny. Load the tip of Aqua Painter and flick color onto the cardstock by tapping the barrel of the against your finger with the opposite hand. You can aim the splatters in the areas you’d like color but it’s not entirely controllable, which I love. After all, this technique is supposed to be random. Practice the splattering on scrap cardstock before you try it on your finished card.

Rose corner card with an embossed overlay. Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions. Close up of greeting.

I also did the two-step with heat embossing technique on the leaves and the butterfly. The bold images are easy to fussy cut but keep in mind a tip I’ve continually shared. Leave a little white cardstock around the stamped edges as you cut so you don’t lose the details of your image.

Two-Step Stamping with Heat Embossing

Rose corner card with an embossed overlay. Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions. Close up of roses.

A few gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment were adhered to bring the gold shimmer throughout the rest of the card base.

This photopolymer stamp set is easy to use and align. Two-step stamping with heat embossing is both easy and elegant. If you’re not sure how to heat emboss, you can view my quick tip video HERE which will give you the basics. And don’t miss coming back on Thursday when I share a quick tip video on how to align the roses from this stamp set.

Which Stampin’ Up! stamp sets will you try this two-step stamping with heat embossing technique with? Leave me a comment!

Rose corner card with an embossed overlay. Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions. Aerial view.

Customize it in July and Add 10 Free Ink Pads

Is your wish list lengthy? The custom starter kit is the perfect way to get your choice of $125 in products for only $99 – with free shipping! But during July the kit gets even sweeter! Add your choice of a color family 10-pack of ink pads for ABSOLUTELY FREE! That’s another $67.50 savings! And, did you know that your custom starter kit allows you to shop at a 20% discount through January 31, 2019?! it sure does!

This short video has more details!

 

Get more details about why the custom starter kit is the #1 way to save on your paper crafting supplies and have even more fun HERE.(Be sure to read and scroll all the way down). This special offer is valid July 1 – 31 only!

Select any $192.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies I used to create my card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

 

 

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Easy Fun Fold Birthday Card

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments

Last Thursday night I held a YouTube Live event and shared this easy fun fold birthday card. I’ve seen similar folds where a simple layer of cardstock folds back to reveal the front of the card base. Typically the hinge is adhered to the backside of the card base but I wanted a clearer, finished look so I’ve redesigned the layout.

This birthday card using an “unlikely” stamp set – Wonderful Moments. This stamp set includes beautiful sketched images that are far more romantic and feminine. However, the cluster of balloons allows for lots of variation and I jumped at the chance to try something ‘out of the box’ with it.

If you missed this month’s free Stamps in the Mail card kit, it featured this same stamp set. You can see details about my Stamps in the Mail free card kit program HERE. We would love to have you join us for the August edition. Ordering for August will begin on August 8th and will feature cards centered around the Tea Time Bundle.

I’ve included the YouTube Live recording in today’s blog post along with pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies for this easy fun fold birthday card. I hope you’ll give this fun fold a try!

 

Easy Fun Fold Birthday Card

Ariel view of the card front

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Aerial view.

Stand up view of the card

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Upright view.

Hinged opening view

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Aerial hinge view.

Front layer of hinge card

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Hinge open view

Inside view of the card

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Inside view

Cutting Dimensions

  • Gray Granite cardstock base is cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Gray Granite cardstock hinge is cut 1″ x 5″, score at 1 1/4″
  • Broadway Bound designer paper panel is cut 3″ x 5 1/2″
  • Broadway Bound designer paper strips are cut 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside) is cut 3″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black cardstock scrap to die cut the greeting

This photo is perfect for saving to your Pinterest board for later reference.

Video tutorial for an easy fun fold birthday card. Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments. Picture collage

50% off Paper Pumpkin for New Subscribers

Get the hot summer savings on Paper Pumpkin! New subscribers will save 50% on their first month’s kit when they subscribe by August 10th. This $19.95 kit arrives at your home with a new stamp set each month, new ink spot and pre-cut supplies to make adorable projects. All my subscribers enjoy a bundle of free alternate project tutorials for each month’s kit, too. My Paper Pumpkin Parade of ideas is flowing with inspiration on how to use your kit in creative ways. Take a peek at the pictures from the last few month’s kits HERE.

50% off Paper Pumpkin for new subscribers July 11-August 10. Free alternate project ideas! Stampin' Up!

Who Loves Free?

There are two fantastic promotions going on for July. Both run through July 31st and include free products!. Click on the pictures for more details.

Designer Paper Sale July 2018 Stampin' Up!

Select any $192.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies I used to create my card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

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July Free Card Kit – Final Day to Order

July free card kit features the Wonderful Moment stamp set. Stamps in the Mail. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Today is the final day for you to place your order for this month’s Stamps in the Mail July free card kit. Stamp with me from home using the July free card kit featuring the Wonderful Moments stamp set. This free SITM kit is a way for you to stamp with me from home. There is NO monthly obligation and this is not a club.

Take a peek at the July free card kit in this short video.

 

  • Place any $50 product order (before tax and shipping) through my online store using the exclusive SITM HOST CODE: 46RVCK4D by 11:59pm EST on July 14 and receive:
    • FREE card kit with pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of the 4 different designs shown).
    • FREE video to stamp right along with me that includes lots of tips. Stop and start as often as you’d like to work at your own pace.
    • FREE PDF tutorial with step-by-step instructions, pictures, cutting measurements and a complete list of the products used.
    • FREE exclusive Live with Lisa event (Live demonstrations, a free bundle of tutorials and product prize drawings.) Click HERE for details.
  •  Kits will ship first-class mail by July 18 and will be mailed to the same address used on your online order.
  • The supplies needed to complete the cards as shown are listed below. You will also need adhesive, scissors, Glue Dots, Dimensionals and clear blocks for your stamps. You can use what you have at home or order what you like.
  • SITM does not qualify for my free gift reward.
  • Place your order here.

Supply List

Don’t Miss Out on These July Specials

There are two fantastic promotions going on during July. The first in the “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” designer paper sale! Choose any 3 from the list and get the 4th package absolutely free! The second is the custom starter kit special. During July add any 10-pack color group of ink pads absolutely free. Customize a kit to include $125 in product and pay a reduced price of $99. The kit ships for free AND your 10 free color group ink pads are included!  That’s $192.50 in Stampin’ Up! product for only $99! Click on the pictures for more details.

Designer Paper Sale July 2018 Stampin' Up!

Select any $192.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

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Elephant Baby Card Tutorial

Free tutorial! Elephant baby card. Little Elephant by Stampin' Up!

This elephant baby card will have you saying “awwwwww”! The Little Elephant Bundle (stamp set and coordinating Elephant Builder Punch) are an adorable and easy way to create cards for expectant moms and dads – and beyond!

The elephant and border images include a plaid texture background allowing you to stamp them in a solid color but give the appearance that you fussed piecing them with designer paper. This stamp set also includes a trio of balloons, hearts, flowers and an umbrella plus varied greetings that can be used for birthday and thank you. The greetings have a super fun font, too!

I’ve included written instructions for today’s elephant baby card tutorial below along with an option for the free PDF tutorial download. Whether you choose to copy, print or save this tutorial, I’m certain the layout and/or the colors will inspire you.

Don’t forget to check out my  PDF Tutorial Library for more project tutorials that feature complete card collections and fancy folds. Click HERE to view the library. All the supplies can be purchased in my online store.

Lisa's Stamp Studio PDF Tutorials

Elephant Baby Card Tutorial

Free tutorial! Elephant baby card. Little Elephant by Stampin' Up!All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

Supplies for Elephant Baby Card:

  • Stamps: Little Elephant Bundle (wood 148338 , clear 148340)
  • Paper: Flirty Flamingo (141416), Whisper White (100730), Sparkle Glimmer Paper (146957)
  • Ink: Flirty Flamingo (147052), Basic Gray (149165)
  • Other: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (146335), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Layering Circles Framelits (141705), Whisper White 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912), Silver Mini Sequin Trim (144230), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Fine-Tip Glue (138309), household tape

Measurements for Elephant Baby Card:

  • Flirty Flamingo (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Whisper White: scraps
  • Glimmer Paper: 3” x 3”
  • Ribbon: 14”

Instructions:

  1. Emboss the card base using the Tufted Embossing Folder.
  2. Stamp the elephant image on Whisper White scrap cardstock using Basic Gray ink. Punch out the elephant using the coordinating punch.
  3. Die cut a 2 ½” stitched circle using Whisper White scrap cardstock and the Stitched Shapes Framelit. Stamp the hearts on the far-right center of the circle using Flirty Flamingo ink.
  4. Adhere the elephant image to the stitched circle using Mini Dimensionals, lining up the trunk under the stamped hearts as shown.
  5. Stamp the greeting above the elephant image using Basic Gray ink.
  6. Die cut a scallop circle measuring 2 ¾” in diameter using the Sparkle Glimmer Paper. Adhere the stitched circle to the glimmer paper using Dimensionals.
  7. Lay the ribbon down on the far-right side of the card base in a Z formation. Secure in place with a piece of household tape. Adhere the layered circles over the ribbon using Dimensionals.
  8. Remove several sequins from the trim. Adhere them randomly to the card base using Fine-Tip Glue. Adhere another mini silver sequin to the elephant’s eye using Fine-Tip Glue. Let dry.
    Free project tutorial from Lisa's Stamp Studio. Click here to download. Stampin' Up!

July Free Card Kit

Stamp with me from home using this month’s free Stamps in the Mail card kit. Place any $50 product order between July 11 – July 14, using the exclusive SITM host code 46RVCK4D, and I’ll send you a free card kit to make 8 cards, 2 each of these 4 different designs. I’ve got a short video showing you the cards along with ordering details HERE.

July free card kit features the Wonderful Moment stamp set. Stamps in the Mail. Lisa's Stamp Studio

50% off Paper Pumpkin for New Subscribers

Get the hot summer savings on Paper Pumpkin! New subscribers will save 50% on their first month’s kit when they subscribe by August 10th. This $19.95 kit arrives at your home with a new stamp set each month, new ink spot and pre-cut supplies to make adorable projects. All my subscribers enjoy a bundle of free alternate project tutorials for each month’s kit, too. My Paper Pumpkin Parade of ideas is flowing with inspiration on how to use your kit in creative ways. Take a peek at the pictures from the last few month’s kits HERE.

50% off Paper Pumpkin for new subscribers July 11-August 10. Free alternate project ideas! Stampin' Up!

Don’t Miss these July Specials

There are two fantastic promotions going on for July. Both run through July 31st. Click on the pictures for more details.

Designer Paper Sale July 2018 Stampin' Up!

Select any $192.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

Here are the supplies used to create this card. Click on any of the images to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

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Linen Thread Tip

Video tutorial on how to straighten the kinks out of your linen thread. Stampin' Up!

Tired of the kinks in your Linen Thread? Wondering how you can straighten it? This Linen Thread tip will provide the perfect solution. Baby wipes are used to fix those stubborn lines. If you don’t have a baby wipe, try using a damp paper towel.

Linen Thread is affordable and abundant – just $5 for 15 yards – and is a natural touch to your handmade cards. I love to use it on cards for men as well as cards with leaves. It’s perfect for those fall and pumpkin cards, too. And, yes, THOSE cards are right around the corner! Linen Thread also coordinates beautifully with Crumb Cake cardstock and provides a simple accessory to your cards and 3D projects when it needs “just a little bit of something”. Don’t overlook this fantastic product! I’ve included a picture of the supply below. Be sure to scroll down to see it. Better yet, add it to your custom kit! Read the details below.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a free tutorial!

 

Join me Live on YouTube Tonight!

I’ll be Live on YouTube tonight at 8PM EST – 5PM PST – 6PM MST – 7PM CST for a live demonstration! If you aren’t already a subscribed to my YouTube channel, you can do so HERE. Be sure to click the bell icon in you’re using a desk top computer to receive notifications.

YouTube Live July 12, 2018 Lisa's Stamp Studio

July Free Card Kit

Stamp with me from home using this month’s free Stamps in the Mail card kit. Place any $50 product order between July 11 – July 14, using the exclusive SITM host code 46RVCK4D, and I’ll send you a free card kit to make 8 cards, 2 each of these 4 different designs. I’ve got a short video showing you the cards along with ordering details HERE.

July free card kit features the Wonderful Moment stamp set. Stamps in the Mail. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Create Your Custom Kit

If your wish list is lengthy then the custom starter kit is the perfect way to get your choice of $125 in products for only $99 – with free shipping! During July you will ALSO add your choice of a color family 10-pack of ink pads for ABSOLUTELY FREE! That’s another $67.50 savings! And, did you know that your custom starter kit allows you to shop at a 20% discount through January 31, 2019?! it sure does!  This short video has more details!

 

Get more details about why the custom starter kit is the #1 way to save on your paper crafting supplies and have even more fun HERE.(Be sure to read and scroll all the way down). This special offer is valid July 1 – 31 only!

Select any $192.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

Designer Paper Sale

Back by popular demand! Purchase any three designer papers on the list below and select a fourth pack for FREE! This offer is valid from July 1-31 only.

Designer Paper Sale July 2018 Stampin' Up!

Here is the Linen Thread I used in today’s video. Click on the image to be redirected to my online store. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!Shop online, get rewards. Lisa's Stamp Studio. Stampin' Up!

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