Facebook Friday- Back to School, 6:30 PM Central

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Tune in to Facebook Friday on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, tonight at 6:30 PM Central.  This week...a cute mini class for back to school!

This class is pre-recorded since we are attending a family reunion this weekend.  I will post details of the projects here on this post  at a later date.

Comment on this post for the chance to win a prize through a random drawing!  Winner will be announced next Friday.

Please join in for this special, pre-recorded edition of Facebook Friday tonight!

 


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea with Blended Seasons

2018-handmade-christmas-card-stampin-up-blended-seasonsToday's project is a 2018 Christmas Card idea with the limited time, Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Bundle.  This is a beautiful collection of products that will take you crafting through every season of the year!

Back to talking about Christmas cards...

This particular style card is one you could mass produce if you create in stages.  How about this?

  1. Cut your cardstock bases and designer paper layer.
  2. Die cut your layering frames.
  3. Stamp your images and sentiments.
  4. Color your images.
  5. Cut and tie ribbon around designer paper.
  6. Assemble front of the card.
    Not shown here but something else you can do...
  7. Cut neutral cardstock layer for the inside of the card.
  8. Stamp inside sentiment.
  9. Write your greeting and sign your card.

When you break it down into steps like this, it seems manageable, doesn't it?

Here are the products that you will need to make this Christmas card.

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Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use Host Code. You will earn rewards from Stampin' Up! for Free product that you can add to your order and I will still send a gift from me!

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-blended-seasonsHave you started your holiday cards?  Leave a comment and let us know and thanks for tuning in for today's 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea. See some other cards made with this bundle HERE and HERE.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 1- Tiny Treat Bag

12wkshw.blog-post-imageWelcome to Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations with a tiny treat bag that is simple to make.

Before we get started, please know that even if you do not create for Halloween, you can use these ideas for other occasions, too!  And,  I hoping that you will find most of these 12 Weeks projects easy enough in case you need to make 30 or more!

Here's the Week 1 project!

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Isn't it cute?  These little bags are easy and so much fun to make.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial.

You can also see this video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" so that you will get notice of all my videos.

Ink and Inspirations Halloween Project Week 1 Details:

  • Cut your designer paper to 4" x 6".
  • Score the 6" side at 2", 2 3/4", 4 3/4", 5 1/2".
  • Turn to the 4" side with your bag bottom on the left side and score at 3/4".
  • Cut your Basic Black to 1" x 6".
  • You'll need about 6" of the Mini Sequin Trim.
  • Use a small piece of Whisper White card stock for stamping and punching.

 Stampin' Up!® Products used for today's Halloween project...

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ZDZHTN9Y, to receive a FREE gift from me! 
***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for joining me for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween projects...see you soon!

 


Handmade Card with Tea Room Suite

Another Stampin' Up! Card Idea with the Tea Room Suite
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The Tea Room Suite from Stampin' Up!® is a beautiful collection of products that make for simply elegant cardmaking.  The Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper is a beautiful collection with 24 sheets in one pack!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for today's card.

 You can see this video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  While you are there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Here, Calypso Coral is used.  You will also need a small piece to stamp and die cut the teacup.
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Very Vanilla for stamping and die cutting the images.

Here is the supply list for today's card...

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 Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking project with the Tea Room Suite and I'll see you again soon!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Makeover

Stampin-up-cardmaking-makeover-animal-outing-1Today's Stampin' Up! cardmaking idea is a makeover of a Christmas card that we made last year.  Now, you'll have to watch the video to see the original card but you will see how easy it is to take a card that you've made previously and use that as a starting point for another card.  

This creation really shows off the Animal Outing stamp set and the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  And, that Leaf Ribbon...isn't it awesome??!!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this Stampin' Up! cardmaking makeover.

 

You can also click HERE to see the video tutorial on YouTube.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click the "bell" to get notice of all my new videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Die cut a square large enough for your stamped image.
  • Die cut the layering scallop squares from the two colors to back the main image.
  • Cut your designer paper pieces to 5 1/4" x 4", 5 1/4" x 1 1/2", and 5 1/4" x 1/2".

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this project.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ZDZHTN9Y, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

 

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Stampin' Up! Tea Pouch Project and A Giveaway!

Easy-stampin-up-tea-pouchDid you tune in for Facebook Live last Friday for this fun tea pouch project?

We made this cute tea bag (or, gift card) holder with products with the beautiful Tea Room Suite.  This suite of products is one of the beauties in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  The base is made with Coastal Cabana which is one of my favorite colors that Stampin' Up! brought back this year.  It's a lovely match with Calypso Coral.

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Click HERE to access the free Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet PDF for this project.

 Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this tea pouch...

 

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August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

Now, visit the Online Store to order some of the great products listed above and leave a comment below for a chance to win a random drawing prize!  Hope you'll enjoy making this little Stampin' Up! Tea Pouch!

 


Stampin' Up! Card for An Oh Happy Day!

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Today's Stampin' Up! cardmaking project is the perfect card for any happy day!  It sports the Pick A Pennant Stamp Set and was designed by Catherine, a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

The tiny images in this set along with the banners make a great background and the sweet sentiment really stands out.

Here's the how-to:

Directions:
  1. Cut Whisper White Thick card base 41/4  x 11 score at 5 1/2 then burnish with bone folder.
  2. Cut In Color DSP at 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to card base.
  3. Cut Whisper White at 3 3/4 x 5.
  4. Stamp the banner in Mossy Meadow and Grapefruit Grove  stamp the Mossy Meadow line banner over the Grapefruit Grove.
  5. Stamp the tassels and the birds in the Mint Macaron.
  6. Stamp the solid image of the bird in Daffodil Delight over the outline bird.
  7. Now stamp your flower outline in Grapefruit Grove then stamp in the same color with the solid image.
  8. Take the solid leaf image and stamp in Mossy Meadow over the outline image.
  9. Stamp the word OH and Day in Grapefruit Grove then Mossy Meadow stamp the word HAPPY
  10. Wrap your Linen Thread around for times and tie a bow then adhere down the the card.
  11. Use the flowers and coordinating colors to stamp the flowers on the envelope.
 Here are the supplies used to make this project.

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This stamp set also has a coordinating set of framelits.  You can purchase it in a bundle for 10% off.

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August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking project and I'll see you again in the next post!


Stampin' Up! Card Ideas with Blended Seasons

Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-1Today's video tutorial features three card ideas, including the one seen above, made with the limited time, Blended Seasons bundle and  one pass throught the Big Shot.

This bundle is very versatile and is available in August 2018, while supplies last!

Let's take a look at the video with some ideas on using this bundle with three card ideas.

You can see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. While you're there,  be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my videos.

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 August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

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Stampin-up-card-idea-blended-seasons-3Thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card ideas using Blended Seasons and I'll see you again soon!


Simple Tip for Scrapbooking Memory Keeping

Memoriesandmore12200BToday's post and video offers a very simple scrapbooking/memory keeping/journaling tip but first, a few questions for you...

  • Have you been scrapbooking/memory keeping for years? ...like "on and off" since childhood?
  • Do you feel like you are always "behind"?
  • Do you have stacks of photos that you need to preserve...like, put in an album?
  • Or, do you have pictures in an album with no journaling, names, or dates?
  • Do you have the desire or need to start memory keeping but don't know where to begin?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you will want to keep reading.

This crafter (ME!) has been memory keeping since elementary school.  Not consistently, mind you, but enough to have recorded memories from the "good ole days!"  Once our girls got involved in so many activities in high school, the need to scrapbook presented itself in a big way.  But, I tried to get too elaborate with my pages and burnt out very quickly.   

Then comes the collaboration of Stampin' Up! with Project Life.  Man, was this easier and took much less time! And, it was so much fun!  But, then, that partnership ended BUT Stampin' Up! introduced their own pocket memory keeping system, Memories and More!  Thank you, Stampin' Up!

If you answered "yes" to being "behind" question or you have a stack of photos tucked away in a drawer, don't let it stop you from pressing forward.  Start with ONE occasion, holiday, birthday, vacation, etc. and go from there.  And, if you're just wanting to get started, check out the Memories and More supplies HERE.

Oh, wait....you prefer, traditional scrapbooking?  No worries. I combine both traditional and pocket pages in my memory keeping.  Check out this recent page HERE.

Now, let's address the journaling/notes part of memory keeping.  (And, I refer to it as "memory keeping" because scrapbooking scares some folks away.)  The video below will give you a tip that has really helped me....especially when I delay in getting this part done!

Hope this scrapbooking/memory keeping tip is helpful to you so please let me know in the comments below!


Facebook Live Blended Seasons Project and a Giveaway!

Blended-seasons-fall-1Last night on my Facebook LIVE, we had lots of fun with the Blended Seasons Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The products in this "Color Your Season" promotion are only available while supplies last during August 2018.  The Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits are rightly named.  These products can be used on cardmaking and paper crafting projects throughout the year.  There are elements for winter, spring, summer, and fall.  The sentiments in combination with the images and dies can be used to create Thank You cards,  Birthday and Wedding cards, Christmas cards, and more.

The card project from last night is a fall themed Thank You card as seen in the photos here.  Stampin' Blends were used to color the leaves which were stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.

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 Here are the products used to create this Blended Seasons card.

Click here to access the link to the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet FREE PDF with project details.

 

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Thanks for checking in for this Blended Seasons card idea and be sure to leave a comment below to be entered into a random drawing for a Powder Pink Ink Pad giveaway!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Friday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Join in the fun tonight on Facebook Live on my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown business page!

We will be making a card with the beautiful Blended Seasons bundle!

See you tonight!

6:30 PM Central

7:30 PM Eastern

5:30 PM Mountain

4:30 PM Pacific


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video Tutorials- Little Details Make A Big Difference

Little-Details-cardmaking-blended-seasonsToday's cardmaking video tutorial features the Limited Time offering, Blended Seasons Bundle, with some little details that make a big difference.

The Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies are available from Stampin' Up! only during August 2018--- while supplies last!  This bundle has beautiful stamps and shapes for any season of the year.  See below for ordering details for this sweet bundle of products!

In this cardmaking project video, you'll see how to easily add color to a die cut and make it the focal point of your card.  It's the little details that have the big impact!  Speaking of details, did you notice the faux stitching in the photo above...Beautiful!  These were easily created with a pass through the Big Shot!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this card.

See this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel HERE and be sure to SUBSCRIBE while you're there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Poppy Parade cut 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Granny Apple Green cut 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Whisper White cut 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and you will also need a piece cut 1 x 3 for sentiment and some scrap for the die cut flower stem.
  • You'll need approx. 3 X 6 piece of designer paper.

Here are the supplies needed for today's cardmaking project.  

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 August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Color Your Seasons Promotion featuring the Bundle used on today's card! These products are only available for a Limited Time and while supplies last!  Ordering the bundle that includes the stamp set and framelits will save you 10%!  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 are also new but may be offered in a future catalog.

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Cardmaking-details-blended-seasonsAdd those little details to fancy up your cardmaking and order your favorites from the Color Your Seasons Promotion today!


Bonus Days Are Back!

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  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone: August 31, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes. If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

Start shopping and earn your Bonus Days Coupons today!  August Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y


New Limited Time Stampin' Up! Products Beginning August 1- While Supplies Last!

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Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons!
Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

 
  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors!
    Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and will no longer be available for purchase.

Click HERE to see the Color Your Seasons Flyer!

Here are some samples made with the bundle and the new Watercolor Pencils.

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Beautiful images for every season of the year!

Be ready to order on August 1, 2018!  You'll love creating with the new and limited products from the Stampin' Up! Color Your Seasons promotion.

 

Lisa's "Cruise" Specials End TODAY, July 30, 2018:

  • Use the Host Code H9Y6T9PQ with an online order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots as a gift from me.
  • From July 17-30, 2018, place an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots and a BONUS surprise gift from me!
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CODE IF YOUR ORDER TOTALS $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX.  I WILL STILL SEND YOUR GIFT AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE PRODUCT!
  • Get Double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards with any order of $25 or more placed between July 17th and July 30th, 2018.
  • Gifts will be mailed the week of August 14, 2018.
 
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You Make Me Smile!

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Closing out the week is a beautiful, sweet thank you card made with the Peaceful Reflections stamp set along with two other sets for the sentiment and highlights.  Special thanks Stars team member, Catherine Stewart, for this creation!

Directions:
  1. Cut Pacific Point cs at 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25.
  2. Cut first layer in Sahara Sand at 4 x 5.25.
  3. Cut second layer in Whisper White at 3.75 x 5.
  4. Stamp your water ripple images first in Pacific Point.
  5. Stamp your lily pads in Garden Green. 
  6. Stamp another lily pad on separate cs and cut out and pop up with 
    dimensional and add a Clear Faceted Gem.
  7. Ink edges of the Whisper White with Pacific Point and lightly over the card
    front to get a more water effect.
  8. Use a sponge to do the same over the card front with Pool Party ink.
  9. Use the small flower center from Beautiful Bouquet to stamp
    in center of the lily pads and use a little of the Daffodil Delight as well
    for centers.
  10. Cut a piece of Whisper White cs at 2.25 x 1 and stamp sentiment from
    Dragonfly Dreams in Memento Black ink
    and take the little flower center from the 
    Beautiful Bouquet set
    and stamp in Daffodil Delight on the sentiment.
  11. Cut a piece of Whisper White at 4 x 5.25 for the inside of card
  12. Stamp the little pad in Garden Green in the right-hand corner
    and stamp in Pacific Point the water ripples.
  13. Stamp the left-hand side of the Whisper White envelope
    with the lily pad in Garden Green and the ripple in Pacific Point.

 

 

 

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Lisa's "Cruise" Specials:

  • Use the Host Code H9Y6T9PQ with an online order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots as a gift from me.
  • From July 17-30, 2018, place an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots and a BONUS surprise gift from me!
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CODE IF YOUR ORDER TOTALS $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX.  I WILL STILL SEND YOUR GIFT AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE PRODUCT!
  • Get Double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards with any order of $25 or more placed between July 17th and July 30th, 2018.
  • Gifts will be mailed during the week of August 14, 2018.

Thank you for tuning in this week for these beautiful Peaceful Reflections card ideas! "See" you soon!

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