Saturday, October 27, 2012

A new day a new download...

OK. Im not sure if this is going to work and it is only in GSD form. When I get my other computer to work, I will be able to cut the file and then re-post this.

Lets see if this works.... Lisa Get Well Card-risalenee.GSD

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stair Step Card

Today I am going to show you my Stair Step Card. I know, I know we have all done them before but I do mine a little different. Plus I'm going to giver you a few "tips" I like to do that are cheap!

First we're going to show you a photo of the final design. Yes there's Snowy there from Penny Black. You just have to love her stuff!

The supplies for this card:

One 5.5"x10.5" piece of card stock, white
One 4.5"x5.5" piece of colored paper, Lt. Blue
One 3"x5.5" piece of colored paper, Dk. Blue
Punches, by Fiskars
Die Cuts from Memory Box (
Colored rubber stamp cut outs of your choice
A7 Envelope
Bone Fold
Foam Tape
Rub Ons

You want to take you 5.5'x10.5" piece of card stock and score the lines, with your Scor-Pal, at 2.5", 4.25", and 6"

Then align the left edge of the card stock at 3" and score at 4.25". When you have done that, place your 6" score line on the 2" mark and score again at 4.25".

With your bone fold, you are going to want to crease the edges when you fold your paper the Mountain and Valley folds.

There's your Stair Step Card, but now to decorate it.

I like to put a piece of scenery on mine. For this you want to use your 4.5"x5.5" piece of paper. Glue that down to the furthest fold.

Next I used my Fiskars border punch, Jenni Bowlin Main Street, on my 3"x5.5 and glued that to the bottom of my 4.5"x5.5 piece of paper. I wanted it to look like a town in the background with plenty sky.

I also came across this die cut at my store called Wrought Iron Fence from Memory Box which comes in handy when you create holiday cards as much as I do. As you can see I had to cut out two of them and one was flipped so you get the end rods on the ends. Place these on the front most fold as shown.

Now time fort the rubber stamped image. Snowy from Penny Black is always a good choice. We want to color him with our Crayola colored pencils, or markers. If you use colored pencils, don't forget to use a scrap piece of paper towel to rub the colored part. This make it look smooth. Place Snowy on the middle fold, either side will do.

I noticed that the other side was missing something so I look into my folder of colored images and I found these trees that I had already done. I had colored them and I placed Tulip's white, on bottom, and glitter, on top of that, t'shirt paint. Its much cheaper than Stickle's Glitter. I glued one tree on normal, on middle step, and the other one I placed some foam tape on the bottom. This made it stick out from the other tree.

All that's left to do was to place on a punch I found of the moon and some sayings at the bottom, below the fence. Mine was a rub-on I found in silver. Here's another hint...If your rub-on is old, place the rub-on where you want it. Hold one end while you breath on the other end. This get's the sticky glue warm and it really does stick better! After you rub that side, breath on the other side and rub as usual.

That's it! Now if you push the steps together, you get a scene!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

So I have been absent.....Well thinks kinda happen here. Summer for one! When things get warm here, we get out! Well in my case I go upstairs were the windows are open and I can see people go by...

I have been busy. Creating cards and what nots. I have been asked to add some new cards and let you see what I have been up to. Some cards are several photos. I'll try to let you know which ones they are.  :)

This card is an Easel Card with a shaker box on it.

Just a normal card with some sparlkly scraps, a few stickers, some ribbon and a cut out that I colored.

This is a Z Fold Card

This is a normal card (5.5"x6")
As you can see I am trying to color with markers. No their not Copic. I cant afford those!  I am coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers. I was lucky enough to have some money saved up from my sales and a loving husband!  :)

Hope this is getting your juices flowing and you want to start something new!!

Hugs, Lisa

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


For the first time I am doing a BLOG HOP!  This blog hope is something different. What I need to to do is go to Trudy, she's next, and grab her letter after you grab mine. If at any time you missed a letter or you just need to go back, I will give you the links back to the past blogs.

Our theme is CELEBRATION and I chose my Birthday! I just turned 40, on May 8th. Yes that's me with my BIG cheeks! I was always called Chuckle Cheeks by my parents. I was 2 here and if you from Michigan, the cake was a Saunders cake.....the kind my Mom liked. Not what I liked! I have always been a Cherry Chip gal, and YES they still make it in a box!!!

I thought you might like a "boy" card this time. Boy cards are so hard to create. Im not sure why and I have heard other people with the same problem.This is a Hidden Message Card,
What I did was to find some of the brightest, and bold, colors I could find. It didn't help that I found these cool monster papers at Michael's Crafts. OH don't forget to use a Digi Stamp or any rubber stamp out there. As you can see I didn't do it to specks but I wanted to do something different. Not plain old plain old.

As for the hidden message, well if you bought the card, the message is yours. I seem to do all my cards that way. It's really weird, people don't like that.

Now down to the HOP...
I am after Judy,, but before Trudy, . She is the next gal you should go to. By the way....How did I get stuck in the middle?!?!  My name doesn't rhyme with their's!   hahahah

Here is my Letter........Y  YUP, the letter Y, As in YUP, YEN, YUCK, YUCKIE, YARN, YO-YO, YARD.....Oh that right I have to plant some flowers today!  haha.

I hope you have enjoyed your blog hop with me today. 

Good luck and have fun....

Here the list of names encase you need them....

 Brook Smith...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

How about some beer?  lol

I did this diecut a long time ago but it was not a card. So I just spruced it up and this is what I got.

Oh this was for a high school friend that turned 40, yes before me, and the theme was beer!!

Enjoy this cold one!
Beer Mug Card

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

 Today I am going to show you how to "slide" your diecuts. I have added the snail file for you at the bottom of the page.

What you are going to need is your diecut, a buckle that is made of card stock, a piece of paper long enough to fit your card, glue and a card.

 Place your paper through the buckle, make sure the paper slides through. Glue the buckle to you diecut. Let it dry and then try again to see if the paper slides through the buckle.

If that is dry, glue the two edges, of the paper, to the card. I used double sided tape for that.

After that I used a Fiskas grass punch to additional green paper to cover up the slider. Now you are going to need stickers, stamps, or my diecuts to add "flare" to your card. I ended making mine a birthday card.

Hope this works good for you and you can create some really cute cards like this. I even made a balloon card like this where it floats up.

Have fun and enjoy....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hello everybody!

Not many of you know but I am part of a Yahoo Group called the EasyWishbladers. Today is my "Tips and Tricks" day and my tip for you, since Im such a cheap a**, is showing you how you can use Tulip brand Puffy Paint, or Fabric Paint, on your cards and paper instead of Stickles.

 In my photos I have a picture of a snowflake, which I have added for you to cut. When you have your snowflake cut, take the white puffy paint, or fabric paint,  first and go around the edges. Leave wet and then go around the edges with the glitter paint ON TOP of the white. Place it somewhere safe and and by tomorrow it will be dry.

I have added two different photos. One of the finished snowflake, with white added, and another photo of just using the glitter paint. Yes this is a photo of my last cutting file.  :)  Scroll down a bit and grab it if you haven't already.

These bottles, Tulip brand, are 4 US fl.oz which I paid about $2.00 a piece. While Stickles retail for about $3.49 and you only get 1 US fl.oz.

Hope you have enjoyed my tip. My next Tip and Tricks will be on April 17, if I remember  lol.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Today I am gonna show you some of the cards I have been working on. Its getting close to Easter and I have a show on March 24. Keep your fingers crossed for me!  :)  I was also thinking about decorating a "pillow box" and put some candy in there. What do you think?
 This is a stair step card

 This is the same card squished together so you can see that I make them with a scene.

This is an easle card. The yellow is a felt ribon that I covered with glitter.

Come back on March 6th. I am going to post my latest file.  :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Today is the day before Valentines Day. So what do you think you will get? You know they are saying on average men spend $180 dollars on their gal but I can tell you I personally have never dated or married that man!!!

This is the card I made for my man. Now its not the finished card because it would just be my luck he would finally look at my blog!  haha  I used Puffy Paint on the rose. It's much cheaper that glitter glue and works just as well.

So enjoy this Heart Corner and use it on your love or wedding cards.  :)

Heart Corner

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This is another contest I entered. Not sure if I'll win. I just wanted something different.

The lady, Lori, who cut this out for me said the text is kinda funny. If it is on the version you pick, you are more than welcome to fix it or choose a different font. Just please, have the text in the same area.

Also you don't fold it. It is one piece.  :)

Hope you like it, I know its something different. More coming soon!  I just have to cut!  :)

New Years