Welcome to Our Block Tutorial

I'm from the era of "welcome wagons".  As a child, our town had a group of people that made up the 'welcome wagon'. They would gather pertinent information (phone numbers and addresses) that new homeowners would need - the post office, local grocery stores, fire and police departments, etc.  They created a pamphlet of this information that included a letter welcoming them to the area.  The information was placed in a basket, along with several coupons for local eateries and a small gift such as homemade jam.  The 'welcome wagon' would deliver the basket to the new homeowners, typically the week they were moving in. The newcomers loved the discount restaurant coupons during a time it was too hectic to cook. But, more importantly, it was a gesture to say 'we're glad you're living here'.  

Do you have a new family in your neighborhood?  Make a hand stamped card and attach it to a loaf of homemade banana bread or a box of bakery cookies.  This gesture will bridge the gap that many of us feel when we've moved somewhere new.  I hope today's tutorial will spark your creativity to share a welcome with a new neighbor!

I've included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that would like to download and save this project for a later day. 

Don't forget to check out my Project PDF Tutorial Library for more project tutorials that feature complete card collections and fancy folds.  Click HERE to view the library. 

Welcome your new neighbors! 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

Supplies:

  • Stamps: In the City (Host Exclusive - 143771)
  • Inks: Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Pool Party (126982), Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink (140931)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730) Lemon Lime Twist (144245)
  • Other: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Big Shot (143263), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Measurements:

  • Whisper White (base): 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, folded in half
  • Whisper White: scrap
  • Lemon Lime Twist (layer): 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the outline house image using black ink on white cardstock scrap. Stamp the tree image using black ink on the right side of the house image. Stamp the greeting using black ink below the house/tree.
  2. Using the solid image stamps, stamp the center of the tree, the door to the house and the grass using Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  3. Using the solid image stamp, stamp the center of the house using Pool Party ink.
  4. Adhere the Lemon Lime Twist layer to the card base.
  5. Die cut the largest Stitched Shapes Circle framelit using white cardstock scrap. Adhere the circle to the right bottom corner of the card base. Trim away the excess circle using your scissors. TIP: Open up the card and trim from the inside, using the inside edge of the cardstock as a guide.
  6. Add rhinestones to the card base as shown.

Click here for a free project tutorial  lisasstampstudio.com  Lisa's Stamp Studio

Horizontal line for blog

Just 3 days left to order your August Studio Stamps in the Mail! This month's edition includes pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, the Bike Ride Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits), the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips, a video & PDF tutorial. 

See the cards and products included in my short introduction video.  Click HERE or on the image below.  

Last day to order is Sunday!

August 2017 Studio Stamps in the Mail  Bike Ride  www.lisasstampstudio.com  

Shop in my online store and receive additional REWARDS for your purchase. Read all about my online ordering REWARDS HERE.

Lisa's Stamp Studio online ordering rewaards


Spotlight with Lisa Tonight & Quick Crafting Tip

Spotlight with Lisa  Live project demonstrations  www.lisasstampstudio.com  Lisa's Stamp Studio

Join me LIVE on my Facebook page HERE TOMORROW, August 17th at 8PM EST - 5PM PST - 6PM MST - 7PM CST for a live demonstration, tips and interactive fun!  It's free!  Make sure you "like" my Facebook page so you don't miss the notifications.

Horizontal line for blog

Stamp with me from home with August's Studio Stamps in the Mail! This month's edition includes pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, the Bike Ride Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits), the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips, a video & PDF tutorial. 

See the cards and products included in my short introduction video.  Click HERE or on the image below.  

Last day to order is Sunday, August 20th. 

August 2017 Studio Stamps in the Mail  Bike Ride  www.lisasstampstudio.com

 Horizontal line for blog

Would you believe that baby oil used on Whisper White cardstock will make the most amazing vellum?  I've been eagerly waiting to share this quick tip video with you - and my completed card.  

Warning - this simple technique is addicting! Be sure to scroll down to see the pictures of the completed card, cutting dimensions and supplies used in today's video. 

Ink Oils Technique makes the coolest vellum!  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

Cutting Dimensions

  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer (to stamp the diagonal stripes) is cut 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock layer for the technique is cut 3 3/4" x 5"

Ink Oils Technique makes the coolest vellum!  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

Tips

  • Adhere the Whisper White technique layer only after it has completely dried. The oil will be resistant to adhesive or glue if you attempt to adhere it too quickly.
  • Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a wedge of sponge and apply it to the backside of the die cut flower while it is laying on the Silicone Craft Sheet. The Silicone Craft Sheet will allow your work surface to remain sticky-free.
  • Cut Mini Dimensionals in half and use them to adhere the die cut greeting.
  • The Precision Base Plate, layered on top of the Magnetic Platform is the perfect way to die cut intricate dies such as these used here. 
  • Ink the background stamp face up. Lay the cardstock on top of the stamp and use a piece of scratch paper to cover it, rubbing and transferring the image.  There's no need to lift these large stamps - watch my quick tip video about using background stamps HERE.

Ink Oils Technique makes the coolest vellum!  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 

Celebrate fall with 50% off the September Paper Pumpkin kit! Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is? Take a look HERE!  In addition, all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers enjoy Paper Pumpkin Parade - 7 alternate project ideas using each month's kit.  Normally $19.95, on sale August 11-September 10th for only $9.98!  The kit includes everything you need - stamp set, ink, pre-cut supplies and picture instructions.  It's easy enough for the beginner and fun for the avid paper crafter who enjoys a break from the prep. Use promo code HALFOFF0917 by September 10th to qualify.  

CLICK HERE to sign up!

Fall Paper Pumpkin 50% off  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

Lisa's Stamp Studio online ordering rewaards


Turning a Corner with This Birthday

Spotlight with Lisa  Live project demonstrations  www.lisasstampstudio.com  Lisa's Stamp StudioJoin me LIVE on my Facebook page HERE TOMORROW, August 17th at 8PM EST - 5PM PST - 6PM MST - 7PM CST for a live demonstration, tips and interactive fun!  It's free!  Make sure you "like" my Facebook page so you don't miss the notifications.

Horizontal line for blog

Stamp with me from home with August's Studio Stamps in the Mail! This month's edition includes pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, the Bike Ride Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits), the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips, a video & PDF tutorial. 

See the cards and products included in my short introduction video.  Click HERE or on the image below.  

Last day to order is Sunday, August 20th. 

August 2017 Studio Stamps in the Mail  Bike Ride  www.lisasstampstudio.com

 Horizontal line for blog

If you've followed my blog the last few months you will have noticed that I've been challenging myself to design cards with a different angle and/or direction.  My card today has another new angle - it's cornered - in the center.  

It's a corner layer with a beautiful bouquet!  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

I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit on Whisper White cardstock and cut off the 'birthday' portion.  I used Mini Dimensionals, cut in half, to mount the greeting.

It's a corner layer with a beautiful bouquet!  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

I stamped the word "birthday" using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  It's one of my favorite greeting sets since there is a large variety of words that can be used independently or in phrases. 

It's a corner layer with a beautiful bouquet!  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

The Jar of Love stamp set has beautiful flower which created my cluster for the top corner layer. The Everyday Jar Framelits did all the cutting for me.  I added pearls to the center of the flowers as well as the base of the card. 

It's a corner layer with a beautiful bouquet!  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

You might be wondering about cutting dimensions for this card.  The Whisper White cardstock base was cut 4 1/4" x 11". I cut the additional Whisper White layer and the Crushed Curry layer both 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  

It's a corner layer with a beautiful bouquet!  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

I adhered the Crushed Curry layer on the card base and trimmed off the excess, using the inside card edge as my guide.  this is a great tip for making sure you cut straight.  I laid the Whisper White piece over the top and when I was satisfied with the placement, I used a pencil and made small tick marks where the corner and edges would fall.  I then adhered it with Dimensionals and cut away the excess cardstock.

Lisa's Stamp Studio online ordering rewaards


Daisy Delight Bundle Bonus

Spotlight with Lisa  Live project demonstrations  www.lisasstampstudio.com  Lisa's Stamp Studio

Join me LIVE on my Facebook page HERE on Thursday, August 17th at 8PM EST - 5PM PST - 6PM MST - 7PM CST for a live demonstration, tips and interactive fun!  It's free!  Make sure you "like" my Facebook page so you don't miss the notifications.

Horizontal line for blog

Have you snagged your own Daisy Delight Bundle?  The incredibly popular Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch are back in stock and continuing to sell at record numbers.  And, for good reason!

These fresh images also include greetings, all photopolymer making it easy to use and align. And, if that wasn't enough, how about the coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Paper?    Delightful Daisy DSPThis thank you card boasts the coordinating paper, shimmery Wink of Stella on the petals and simple layers to bring out the curled petals.5eb83b0f-89f3-46f0-80ff-d5bc9d3a7a61

Just two ink pad colors and you have a quick card that can be altered for any occasion.  That's probably while this Bundle has been so incredibly popular!  

I stamped the petals in Wisteria Wonder and stamped off on scratch paper to lighten the shade.  The Daisy Punch cuts out this large flower beautifully which allowed me to cut it in half and off set the petals for a fuller, half daisy image.  

It's too bad that photography can't pick up the shimmer of the Wink of Stella because it's a stunning addition to the petals and flower's center.  

Free Video & Tutorial with Daisy Delight Bundle purchase  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

Purchase the Daisy Delight Bundle in my online store and I'll send you a free PDF tutorial and video to make 4 gorgeous cards. This offer is only available while the Bundle remains available or August 31st, whichever comes first.  Here's a sneak peek of the cards created for this special offer. 

Daisy Delight  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

Horizontal line for blog

It's time to order your August edition of Studio Stamps in the Mail. This month's edition includes the Bike Ride Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits), the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips, pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, a video & PDF tutorial. This online class makes it perfect for you to stamp with me from home.

See the cards and products included this month by clicking HERE or on the image below.  

Last day to order is Sunday, August 20th. 

August 2017 Studio Stamps in the Mail  Bike Ride  www.lisasstampstudio.com

Lisa's Stamp Studio online ordering rewaards