It's My Anniversary!

 

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Today is my 12th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  What a wonderful ride it has been so far!  I have met so many wonderful people and enjoyed sharing the art of paper crafting, card making, and scrapbooking. 
To celebrate, I am offering DOUBLE Ink and Inspirations Rewards on qualifying orders!  Click here to read about my Customer Rewards Program.

Thanks for following me on this journey.  I appreciate you following me and I am grateful for those of you who have chosen me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Let's continue the fun and let the anniversary celebration begin!


Make A Little Basket for a Halloween Gift

Hw-candle-basketOh my goodness....when I saw this adorable candle at Bath & Body Works, I knew just the packaging to make for a cute Halloween gift.  This particular style is called a berry basket.  It has open sides and is connected at each top corner with ribbon or twine.  It's tiny but just the right size for this little candle.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial.

Can't see the video above?  Hop on over to my YouTube channel and take a look.  Not a subscriber?  Do so and click on the little bell to receive notice of all my new videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score at 2" along each side.
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall.  You will need 4 pieces.
  • You'll  need enough of Basic Black cardstock to a 2" circle punch and approximately 3" x 11" to cut thin strips for filler.
  • You'll need enough Whisper White cardstock to punch a 1 3/4" circle.

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It's so much fun making gift packaging for little gifts like this one for Halloween and I hope you give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 9- Cute Pillow Box Treat

12wkshw9a-pillow-boxThis week's Halloween project for Week 9 highlights this adorable hound from the Trick or Tweet stamp set from Stampin' Up!  What makes this treat even better?  The base is one of our ready made packaging options from the annual catalog...the pillow box. 

You'll love how simple these boxes are to assemble.  Just take a look at this video and you'll see!

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on You Tube.  While you're there, why not go ahead and subscribe to our channel...be sure to click the little bell?  That way, you will receive notice of all new videos as these are published.

Here are the supplies used for this project.  If you need supplies, just click the links to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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12wkshw9b-pillowboxLisa's Inklings:

  • Stamp and color your image first, then punch.
  • The black sponging is an easy technique to add a pop of color.
  • The neutral color of the pillow box (kraft) is a go with anything color!

October Special:

Now that you've read and seen all about making this cute Halloween treat box, comment below and let me know what you'd tuck inside.

 


Flash Sale!

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If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous subscription program, Paper Pumpkin, there could not be a better time than now. 

You won’t get a better introductory price on a Paper Pumpkin subscription this year, so make sure you sign up by October 10th.

Supplies are limited, and we don’t want you to miss out!

Here are some Promotion Details:

  • The sale runs while supplies last or until October 10 at 11:59 PM.
  • If the supply runs out before October 10, Stampin' Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which will be a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • This promotion is not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.

 

Remember, the Promo Code is FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com to take care of the $5 FLASH sale today!

It's A Wrap!

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Let's start the week off with a makeover of an easy fall treat wrap posted HERE earlier.  This is such an easy wrap and can be used for edible treats or gift cards.  It's also a great idea for a craft fair item. 

Love the bright colors of today's project? For the holidays, it's your choice!  Choose your favorite Christmas or holiday designer series paper.  Here are the products that were used for this project.

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Here's the simple how-to...

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Real Red CS cut to 3/4" x 4" and Shaded Spruce CS 1" x 4".  Banner cut the ends with your snips.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2 1/4" circle for stamping.
  • Wrap the Real Red Ribbon around twice and tie a bow in front as shown.

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Thanks for stopping by today to see these easy holiday gift wrap for treats or gift cards and stay tuned for more holiday ideas coming your way soon!


Happy World Card Making Day!- Fall Thank You Card Video and Glimmer Christmas Card

It's World Card Making Day 2018 and we are celebrating with some card making video tutorials!

Stampin' Up! is offering some WCMD specials through Sunday evening, October 7th.  See what's on sale HERE!

Here's the first video with a Fall themed Thank You Card!

Here's a sparkly Christmas card video tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed these World Card Making Day videos and these inspire you to create!

October Specials and Promotions:

Happy World Card Making Day!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 8- Tootsie Pop Medallion

2018-halloween-treat-8aIt's Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations and we are making this cute and easy Tootsie Pop medallion.  This is a fun way to dress up a sucker type candy or even use a pick for a cupcake decoration.

Minimal supplies are needed here.  Just used my super colorful Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and some adhesive.  Presto change-o...it's done!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below...

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. Be sure to subscribe and click on the little bell to receive notification of all my videos.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in the video today.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you!

 

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A hot glue gun will also come in handy.  Be sure to watch the video to see how!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Best way to score: Use a complete sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. 
  • Score every 1/4" on the whole sheet, then cut 1 1/4" strips.
  • Fussy cut hats or other images from the designer papers.

October Specials and Promotions:

2018-stampin-up-halloween-treat-8-bThanks for tuning in for this week's Halloween project with this Tootsie Pop Medallion and I hope you'll give it a try!

 


Just 4 Hours til the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

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Just 4 hours remaining before we begin our 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!

For the 12 weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, I will be sending a free, fabulous Christmas project with instructions that you will be able to create.

These projects will be cards, gifts, bags, tags, and wraps over the course of 12 weeks created by me and several of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.   I am excited to share these projects with you however you must be on my mailing list to receive these! 

So be sure you are on my mailing list before 1:00 PM, Central Time, so you can get these instructions for awesome Christmas projects for 12 Weeks!

Here's how you get on the list:

Go to this link and complete the form!  That's it!

Get ready for the 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas beginning today!


12 Weeks of Christmas Begins in 24 Hours!

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In 24 hours, we will begin our 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!

For the 12 weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, I will be sending a free, fabulous Christmas project with instructions that you will be able to create.

These projects will be cards, gifts, bags, tags, and wraps over the course of 12 weeks created by me and several of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.   I am excited to share these projects with you however you must be on my mailing list to receive these! 

So be sure you are on my mailing list by next tomorrow at 1:00 PM, Central Time, so you can get these instructions for awesome Christmas projects.

Here's how you get on the list:

Go to this link and complete the form!  That's it!

Get ready for the 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas beginning tomorrow!


Celebrating World Card Making Day All Week!

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Next Saturday, October 6th, is World Card Making Day!  Stampin' Up! is celebrating all week with 10% off selected products.  

Here is the list!  Click HERE for the flyer.

Wcmd specialsStock up on some basics and some cardmaking kits!  Visit the Online Store HERE and start celebrating World Cardmaking Day!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 7- Little Ghost Bag

12wks18-ghost-treat-bagWeek 7 of this 12 Weeks of Halloween of 2018 is the cute little ghost gift bag!  I had not used this stamp or framelit and so glad that it's featured on this weeks project.

This is the right size for one or two treat sized bags of Halloween candy. The construction is easy and you can jazz it up as much or as little as you'd like.

Here's the video so you can make these, too!

You can find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Paper to 4" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 1/2", 3", 4 1/4", and 6 3/4". 
  • Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1" from the edge as seen in the video.
  • Cut Highland Heather to 1" x 5".
  • You'll need a piece of approximately 3" x 3" for both Whisper White and Black Foil Paper.

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Here are the supplies used for this project.  Just click on the links to shop...thank you!

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September Specials and Promotions:

Who's going to try to make this little bag? Think beyond Halloween! It would make a sweet little Christmas gift bag.  Try putting your on style and touches on this little ghost bag that's our Week 7 for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween.


12 Weeks of Christmas Coming Soon!

12wks2018.blog-post-imageOne week from today, we will begin our 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!

For the 12 weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, I will be sending a free, fabulous Christmas project with instructions that you will be able to create.

These projects will be cards, gifts, bags, tags, and wraps over the course of 12 weeks created by me and several of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.   I am excited to share these projects with you however you must be on my mailing list to receive these! 

So be sure you are on my mailing list by next Wednesday so you can get these instructions for awesome Christmas projects.

Here's how you get on the list:

Go to this link and complete the form!  That's it!

Get ready for the 2018 12 Weeks of Christmas starting next Wednesday, October 3rd!


Easy Treat Wrap for Fall Festivals or Craft Fairs

Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrap=1Today's project is an easy treat wrap that would be great for craft fairs or Fall Festivals.  Designed to hold a small bag of candy or candy bar such as a Kit Kat, this can be made elaborate or clean and simple.

The supplies used here are from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial below.

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Blackberry Bliss to punch a 2 1/4" circle.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2" circle for stamping and a 1/2" x 3" piece for your sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of Cajun Craze to 1/2" x 3" and trim as shown to back your sentiment.

Below, see the Stampin' Up! Supplies for this project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored and grateful for you to order through my Online Store.  Click HERE or the links below.

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September Specials and Promotions:

 

Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrapThanks for stopping by today and I hope you will be able to use this easy treat wrap for a Fall festival, craft fair, or Halloween treat this season!


Bella's Twilight Hand Sanitizer

Bellas-twilight-hand-sanitizerOk...I have to admit that I've watched the Twilight series (more than once) and this little makeover of the Week 6 Halloween Project reminded me of that!

This little gift box was created with the Spooky Sweets Bundle from p. 51 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The little Pocket Bac Sanitizer is from Bath and Body Works.

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And, if you're not into Halloween, there are fall and pumpkin themed items that are great little gift items as we approach the holiday season.

If you're interested in making a little gift box like this one, you can decorate and embellish for any occasion!  See the video tutorial HERE.

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September Specials and Promotions:

Thanks for stopping by to see Bella's Twilight Sanitizer made with Stampin' Up! Spooky Sweets!


Follow Your Dream Card Ideas and A Chance to Win!

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Last night on Facebook Live, we made these two cardmaking projects using the Follow Your Dreams Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   This first project is a pretty card with emphasis some intricate die cuts.

Dream-big-cardmakingThis card above highlights the stamp set itself with a simple word die cut as an accent.

Be sure to watch the video for the water coloring technique.

 Here are the supplies used in both projects...

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You can see the original video on Facebook HERE!

Go here to download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet with project details.

Leave a comment below for a chance for a prize from a random drawing!

Thanks for tuning in for the details on these projects made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle!