Today’s quick tip video will teach, what I call, clear masking technique. This technique allows you to select any portion of a stamp, whether it’s text or images, and use your ink pad to stamp only those specific areas. Unlike a marker, this technique uses household tape.  I’ve got tips along the way that will provide you with flawless and quick results.

Creating a mask in paper crafting equates to creating an area that will be hidden. It’s often used when one image is stamped on top of another. I have a video about general masking that you can view HERE. I’ve also created a video to teach you how to create a reverse mask that you can view HERE.

Quick tip video provides an easy way to mask images and words on rubber stamps. #lisasstampstudio #lisacurcio #diycards #maskingtechnique #handmadecards #scrapbooking

Embellishment Bundle Giveaway

Whether you’re new to stamping or a seasoned stamper you’ll be inspired by what I share. I’m drumming up new YouTube, newsletter and blog subscribers and I’d love for you to join us. Three random winners will be chosen on Friday, June 29, 2018 and will be announced here on my blog and on my Facebook page HERE. This is a free giveaway so don’t forget to share the opportunity with your paper crafting friends! Click on the image below to enter. This giveaway is only valid for U.S. residents. Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are excluded.

Embellishment Bundle Giveaway. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Customize It and Add $67.50 for Free

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!

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 $197.50 in products for only $99 during July 2018. Stampin' Up!

Create your own custom kit and select a color family 10-pack of ink pads for free. Stampin' Up! Lisa's Stamp Studio - ink pad selections.

Office/Man Cave Renovation Update

Three weeks ago I shared that we were in the beginning stages of renovating Boo’s old bedroom, converting it into Bob the Builder’s office. If you missed the initial post and pictures I shared about the beginning of this transition you can view them HERE. The doors, trim and baseboards in our home are 18 years old and they are all oil-based paint which is now nearly obsolete. A simple “paint job” turned into priming and painting the baseboards, doors and trim. This one room took us 4 days!

Tile installation would take the place of flooring in our living room and the carpeting in the bedrooms.

Renovation move out. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Renovation move out. Lisa's Stamp Studio

Before the installation the tile guy said “you know it’s going to be dusty when we remove the old tile in the living room, right?” I had no idea what dusty meant until the day of demolition! If you look closely at my stove you can see where I wrote “help” and two hours later where Bob the Builder wrote “clean me”. The dust was unimaginable! It took Bob the Builder and I two 12-hour days to clean everything – and I do mean everything – every vent, wall, door, light fixture, piece of furniture, the drapes, and all decor pieces.

Dust from renovation. Lisa's Stamp Studio

The following week we spent two days recuperating from the days of prep and cleaning but the end result is spectacular! We couldn’t be happier with our new floors!

New tile wood floors

Next up – more painting. After 4 days of priming and painting old oil-based doors, trim and baseboards in the office we have decided it’s best to hire a painting contractor to do the rest of the house. You know what that means – more moving furniture. I pray this next step is not nearly as messy!

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!


We are excited to host our FIRST in-person event on Saturday, August 13 in Trinity, FL! This event is open to anyone – we just hope you love to stamp.

Space is limited so don’t wait – purchase your tickets today!


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