From Land to Sea - Joseph's Coat Technique

I recently shard a tutorial to my e-newsletter subscribers on the Joseph's Coat Technique.  This resist technique provides a beautiful array of emerging colors that's fun - and a bit messy - but oh, so worth it!  

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Believe it or not, the technique uses numerous ink pads and sponges to apply various colors of ink randomly on white cardstock. 

Joseph's Coat Technique, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

After the color is applied, your desired images are stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Joseph's Coat Technique, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

The magic is in the top layer of ink.  Would you guess it's Early Espresso ink?  

As I mentioned, it can be a bit messy so consider using disposable gloves.  

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Give the technique a try!  I guarantee once you do, you'll be hooked. Heck, while you're making one, go ahead and make a bunch with different images.  It's addictive - and fun!  

You can view the tutorial, with a different stamp set, for this technique by clicking HERE.

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Dragonfly Dreams Card Collection #1

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Special Reason/Stylish Stems Card Collection 

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Suite Sentiments Valentine's Gift Bag

In the U.S. alone, 58 million pounds of chocolate are purchased during the week of Valentine's Day. Neilsen research calculates this equating to $345 million dollars in sales.  This makes up more than 5% of all chocolate candy sales for the entire year. In just one week!  

The Europeans have us beat - by far!  They account for nearly half of all the chocolate consumed in the world.  The average European eats - are you ready - about 24 POUNDS a year!  

I love chocolate and I love any excuse to give it.  

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away and many moms are busy deciding on which Valentine's candy favors their school age children will hand out to classmates. 

Today's project is one that the kids can make with you. It's fun, impressive and easy to create.  Considering filling these bags with home baked cookies or small toys.  

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Suite Sentiments Gift Bag, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

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Cutting Dimensions

  • Sending Love Designer Paper - two pieces each cut 1 1/2" x 6"
  • I used 14" of Sending Love Ribbon

Suite Sentiments Gift Bag, Lisa's Stamp Studio,
Suite Sentiments Gift Bag, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

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Balloon Adventures Gift Box Tutorial

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I was so excited when I saw that the white gift boxes were being carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  

I'm in love with these boxes for several reasons. Their size is perfect.  They are 3"x3" which makes them big enough for a cozy pair of socks, jewelry, a small gift or even candy as a party favor.  They're sturdy, and impressive, with a clear acetate sleeve.  

Leaving them white or adding designer paper to them is one way of using them but today's tutorial will teach you how to add color the box using a Sponge Brayer.  

I'm including the instructions below for those of you using a mobile device.  I'm also including a link to the PDF tutorial in case you would like to download the instructions and the picture for use at another time.  

Balloon Adventures Gift Box tutorial, Lisa's Stamp Studio


  • Stamp SetsBalloon Adventures (142823 – Photopolymer)
  • Paper – Whisper White (100730); So Saffron (105118); Bermuda Bay (131197); Calypso Coral (122925); Peekaboo Peach (141417), Cupcakes & Carousels (142744)
  • Ink – Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad (126974); Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad (131171)
  • Misc. – White Gift boxes (142000); Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (142753); Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609); Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine (138413); Lace Doilies (142793); Heat Tool (129053); Sponge Brayers (141714); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot (143263); Magnetic Platform (130658), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Fast Fuse (129026)


  • Designer Series Paper – 2-5/8” x 2-5/8”
  • So Saffron Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Peekaboo Peach Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • 3 pieces Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 2
  • Whisper White Cardstock – scraps for sentiment


  1. Add Bermuda Bay ink to the gift box using the Sponge Brayer. NOTE: You will need to apply several coats of ink to get full coverage without seeing any of the white background. To set the ink, use the Heat Tool on low setting to dry the ink. Without using the Heat Tool, the gift box surface is a glossy texture and will take extra time to dry.
  2. Adhere the designer paper to all 4 sides of the gift box.
  3. Assemble the gift box per the instructions that come with the boxes. Slip on the clear sleeve over the outside of the box.
  4. Center the tab die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits onto the 1-1/2” x 2” Bermuda Bay cardstock piece. Die cut with Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. Fold the die cut in half. Fold the extensions towards the creased center. Add Fast Fuse to the center fold. This piece will be the center tab to hold the balloons.
  5. Die cut the balloons from each of the So Saffron, Calypso Coral, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock pieces.
  6. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out three large balloons. These will be the background layer to the die cut balloons.
  7. Use the strips from the die cut balloon as the ‘strings’.
  8. Cut a slit down the middle of the Lace Doilies and slip the tab die cut up through the center. Adhere it to the plastic gift box sleeve using Fast Fuse.
  9. Glue the assembled balloons to the back of the Tab.
  10. Wrap the Bermuda Bay baker’s twine around the box and through the hole created in the tab two times. Finish with a tied bow in front of the tab.
  11. Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink. Stamp on a small scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Create a banner tip using your scissors. Adhere the banner to the balloon as shown.

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Quick Crafting Tip - Labeling Your Stampin' Up! Ink Pads

I'm your typical A-type personality. I like everything to have a place. 

In my 18+ years as a demonstrator I've had numerous stamping 'spaces'.  In 2001 we moved to our current home and I finally had a room all to myself.  Then, I worked off two 6' long tables and I was in heaven. 

Then my artillery grew.  I had more stamps, cardstock and tools.  I needed to get more organized.  The room evolved  and Bob the Builder installed cabinets.  Then he installed wire shelving, the kind used to organize a pantry.  It worked - for a while.  

That's when I had a brilliant idea of new shelving.  God bless my hubby. He spent an entire weekend, drawing, measuring, planning and shopping.  Then another weekend of installing.  The result is a fabulous, warm, inviting room.  

If you'd like to see my stamp room, you can click HERE to see the before and after pictures. 

I get asked about organization all the time.  I have an entire series of videos called "Storage Wars". They're a few years old but I still organize the same way.  You can view them on my YouTube channel.  Click HERE to access my YouTube channel.  

Today's organization tip is about labeling your ink pads.  

You might notice, too, that my ink pads are numbered.  See the number 16 on the right side of the pad?

I store mine in the Stampin' Up! Color Caddy in alphabetical order.  The In Colors are separate since they change every two years.  Once they are alphabetized I number them.  This makes putting them away in their correct space easy - especially when I'm stamping with friends.  

I told you I was an A-type personality!  ((smile)) 

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