12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 2- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Treat Box

Halloween-2017-2a-treat-boxWelcome to Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017 with this cute Jack-o-Lantern Box for a mini treat!  This is little box is just right for holding a couple of hard candies, chocolates, or miniature candy bars.

How in the world did I come up with this "face"?  With the help of one of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous punches.  Take a look at the video to see how it all pulls together.

You can see this Halloween 2017 treat box video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Halloween-2017-c-treatHere are the supplies used for today's Halloween project.  Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pumpkin Pie card stock is cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Score with long side up at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".  Turn and score at 3/4".  This will score box bottom.
  • Punch the Fox Builder Punch twice on Basic Black card stock.
  • Thin strips of Old Olive card stock makes the filler.  See the video how-to HERE.

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Hope you're looking forward to our next project and you've enjoyed this Mini Treat Box for Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!

 


Tuesday Tip Paper Crafting- Fill'er Up!

FillerupHappy Tuesday and welcome to this week's tip on making filler!  Making cute, crinkly filler for your handmade boxes and bags is super easy!

Most of you saw this Halloween project using this paper as filler. It's a fun way to top off any gift bag or box.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to...

You can see this paper crafting tip video on You Tube HERE.

You can also use your designer/patterned paper for this. It's a great way to use up your scraps!

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Thank you for tuning in for today's filler how-to and I'll see you tomorrow with another Halloween project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

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

You can also find this masculine card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's card.  Shop easily by clicking on the link!  Host Code: A7H2YHVU

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.


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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 1

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Can you believe it's time to begin the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017?  To start you off, here's a cute Frankenstein treat bag!

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I haven't made a cute Halloween "Frankie" in several years so it was about time to give him another showing.   In this project, we made a card with our now retired Top Note Die. 

For those of us who create for Halloween, we need ideas for treats and home decor, right?  For the most part, this is the trend I've noticed in the past few years so for the 2017 12 Weeks series that will be our focus.

Let's take a look at today's video!

You can see Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's video.  Just click the pics!

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the Lemon Lime Twist card stock to 6 1/4" x 11" to cut the Mini Treat Bag.
  • Assemble the bag and cut the top edge off the back of the bag as seen in the video.
  • Cut the following circle punches: 1/2"- 1 Basic Black (cut in half), 3/4" Circles- 2 Basic Black, 1" Circles- 2 Lemon Lime (cut in half...you'll use three pieces) and 2 Whisper White.

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This is a fun Halloween project so give it a try! 

Thanks for tuning in for Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017...see you again soon!


Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique

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Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.

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Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut to 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Carols of Christmas Card Idea

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For this week's makeover, let's take a look at a Christmas card idea that features the early release stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Carols of Christmas.

This card features the stamp set without the coordinating framelits.  You can see other beautiful samples featuring both the stamps and framelits in this bundle on this page.

Today's version has a couple of changes that I'll share in the inklings below.

You can see this Christmas card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Although I've only used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I've included the links to the bundles with the framelits below.  Just click through below!

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Stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-8-7Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip with stamped images is cut 2" x 4" and is not punched as in the video.
  • Two pieces of ribbon are tied rather than glued as in video.

You'll enjoy working with the Carols of Christmas set for your holiday cards.  Thanks for tuning in for seeing the makeover made with this holiday stamp set.


One Idea, Three Cards #2

Birthday-delivery-card-1Today I have the next in a series of "One Idea, Three Cards".  Many times when we start to create, we'll take a lot of time just trying to come up with a good "idea".  I have found it very helpful to look at a card previously made and put a new spin on it such as you see in my Makeover Mondays.

In this series, you'll see one card being made with another two that were created and completed using the same idea (aka sketch).  This is a huge time saver especially for those of us who might have just a few minutes to sit down and create.  You can see the first in this series HERE.

Let's take a look at the video then read on to see the other two cards.

You can see this birthday card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! Products for this Birthday Delivery Card.

 

Cool-treats-birthday-cardHere's a look at the second card using this idea with the sentiment stamped directly on the base of the card!

Wood-crate-birthday-cardOn this card, a ribbon with tag is used in place of the stamped strip of Whisper White card stock.  The focal point  idea is still the same.

Birthday-delivery-card-2You'll be surprised how helpful it is to use the design or idea from another card!  Thanks for joining in today and I hope you'll try this idea for your next cardmaking project!


Early Release from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

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During the month of August, your will have early access to one of our top-trending bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog!
This is a beautiful combo of products and you will love using for early holiday crafting.
​Introducing the Carols of Christmas set and Card Front Builder Thinlits!  Purchase these as a bundle and get a 10% discount!
 
Let's take a look at it in this video from the Home Office!
 
 

Here is a close up look at the samples...

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- It's Your Day Birthday Card with Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Birthday-card-makeoverHappy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover birthday card with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!  The Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper Collection provides the backdrop for this project that would be a great birthday greeting for anyone!

Before we look at the video that was the inspiration for today's card, I'd like to remind you that today is the last day to earn Bonus Days coupon codes that you can use on you order in August.  That's a $5 coupon for each $50 in product purchase.  Read all about it HERE!

Now, let's take a look at the original card that inspired today's project!

You can see the original birthday card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's makeover.  You can simply click the links to shop.

Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer Paper angled layer is cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" then trimmed as seen in video.
  • Banner pieces are cut at 1" x 4" and then trimmed to vary length.

Birthday-card-makeover-2 We always need birthday cards, right?  How about making several of these to have on hand and you'll be ready to pop it in the mail!

Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover birthday card and check back tomorrow for holiday news!

 


Don't Miss This!...Sales Tax Holiday!

With the month coming to an end, I wanted to send a few reminders and some news that will affect some of you in several states in the U.S.  Read on so you don't miss out!
 
  • BONUS DAYS coming to an end on July 31st!

With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! There is not limit to the amount of coupons you can earn!  It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

 

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  • Sales Tax Holiday in some states!
Check this file to see if you are in one of the participating states.  Read the chart carefully to see what items qualify and if there are amount limits for items.  Your order must be placed within the dates for your given state and no later than 11:50 MT on the last date.
 
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Sign up in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! You will also receive the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

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Bundle of Love Scrapbook Page for Baby Girl

Baby-scrapbook-bundle-of-loveToday's project is a simple pocket page for the new baby girl in our family using the Bundle of Love Memories and More card set and Specialty Designer Paper. 

The cards in this Memories and More set will work for pink or blue themed albums.  Just a simple flip of the card and you'll find one or the other color.  This beautiful designer series paper collection coordinates perfectly.  Here I have cut 4" x 6" pieces as place holders until I get my photos printed.  There are cards ready for journaling for memory keeping and accent cards such as the one seen here with the quote from the book by Robert Munsch, I'll Love You Forever.

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Here are the supplies used for today's project which are available in my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

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You can also use the Memories and More Card Pack for card making...see this baby card HERE.

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If you have ever wanted to try preserving your photos and precious memories, this photo pocket page system is the way to go!  You can see all the Memories and More products here in the online store.

Hope this scrapbook page for our grandbaby has inspired you to create one for your children or grandchildren!


Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique

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For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!

 

See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

Rubber-stamping-technique-clustering-1Lisa's Inklings:

  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.

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With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

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Thank you for checking in for this week's Tuesday Tip.  I hope you'll give this clustering technique a try on your next cardmaking project!

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make An Adorable Pocket Card!

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Happy Monday and welcome to this week's makeover with this adorable pocket card using a sweet stamp set and coordinating paper from Stampin' Up!

The Pieces & Patterns stamp set pairs perfectly with the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper collection.  The combo is super versatile and works well for feminine, masculine, and youthful cards for anyone on your list.  May I suggest sending a card such as this one to someone "just because"?  Imagine all the good feels when your friend, co-worker, or family member finds one of your creations in their mail!   Here's an example of another card that you can create with Pieces & Patterns.

Now, let's take a look at the project video that inspired this card!

You can also see this adorable pocket card video tutorial on You Tube.

Here is a list of the supplies used for today's project.  You can shop with me by just clicking on the links below!  I would be most appreciative and love to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

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BONUS DAYS!

With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

Free Gift from Lisa with Purchase!

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Pocket cards are a cute alternative to traditional cards and super fun to make with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits...give it a try and put it in the mail!