Makeover Monday- Make a Circle Card Thinlits Graduation Card

Circle-card-thinlits-graduationToday's makeover project uses the retiring Circle Card Thinlits Die to make a unique Congrats or graduation card for 2016!

Forgive me for not having the full card pictured!  I lost (accidentally deleted) my photos of this sample and this card has already been purchased! Eek!

The main element is shown in this photo and when you watch the video , you'll be able to put this together in a snap.

 Here is the the Supply List for today's makeover. 

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • The 2 1/2" Circle Punch was substituted for the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.
  • On the back of the circle, another 2 1/2" circle was adhered and stamped with the same stars image.
  • Choose school colors for your designer paper and card stock base. 

Be sure to check the retiring products in the online store. Several items used on this project are on that list and you should go there now to see what you need.

Thank you for joining me for today's makeover graduation card!


Want A Favor? Here's an Idea for Weddings or Parties and a Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-wedding-favor-ideaHere's a super easy idea for wedding and party favors and a video tutorial to show you how!

For this project, start with a 5 x 5 piece of DSP and create it with some simple folds...not adhesive!

See how easily this wedding favor comes together in today's video tutorial.

 

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Experiment with your sizes of paper.  This one is 5 x 5.  Try 6 x 6!  You'll get 4 favors from one 12 x 12 sheet of DSP.
  • For a wedding, consider embellishing with the couple's monogram.
  • For birthday parties, try adding punched balloons.

Stampin-up-wedding-favor-video-tutorialSpecials:

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Do you make party/event favors?  Leave a comment below and let us know! 

I hope you enjoyed today's project with this easy wedding/party favor video tutorial!


Here's a Wedding Card Idea with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart

Handmade-wedding-card-stampin-up-bloomin-love-thinlitsThe Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die was just the right touch for this handmade wedding card.

The monochromatic Very Vanilla color scheme makes it extra classy and elegant, don't you think?   The sentiment is from the A Beautiful Ride stamp set that is on the Retiring List. 

See the process for this wedding card in today's video tutorial.

Here's the Supply List for today's project! 
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Lisa's Inklings:

Thank you for joining me for today's wedding card project and video tutorial and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea for you!


Tuesday Tip- Simple Card Base Tip for Cardmaking

TipToday's tip is a basic one that fits into the Cardmaking 101 category regarding card bases.

If you've ever experienced "uneven" or "mis-folded" card bases, this tip will explain how that can be conquered!  Believe me, I know how frustrating that can be!

Here's the short video explaining a simple method that I've found to be most helpful!

 More "tips" for this Tuesday:

I hope you've found this cardmaking and card base tip video helpful...thanks for tuning in!

 


Makeover Monday- 2016 Graduate Gift Card Packaging with Stampin' Up! Bravo

2016-graduate-gift-stampin-up-bravo-makeoverToday's Makeover Monday project is a re-do of last week's 2016 graduate gift card holder and video tutorial using the retiring Bravo stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This is an awesome set and has been a go-to of mine for congrats and graduation cards for several years! 

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In case you missed it, here are the video tutorials from last week below.  Be sure to check out my inklings below the video for some tips on today's project!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Using the Star Framelits, a template was created to sponge Elegant Eggplant stars on the Mini Muslin Bag.
  • A 2" Whisper White tag was punched with the retiring Ornate Tag Topper Punch.
  • The tag was attached by simply tying to the drawstring.
    DIY-graduate-gift-2016-stampin-up-bravoSee the supplies used to create this project below. Current Host Code: 7VHFNCN9

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Thanks for joining me for today's 2016 Graduate Makeover Monday featuring some of the Retiring Products from Stampin' Up!


Let's Wrap It Up! 2016 Graduate Gift Packaging

2016-graduate-gift-card-packaging Today we are "wrapping" the 2016 masculine gift card holder that we made yesterday!

Don't you love creating something that makes your "gift" really special?  Hope you like the idea in this video and you'll give it a try.  Don't wait to order the Mini Muslin Bags...they are retiring!!

Below are the supplies used in today's project!  Host Code: 7VHFNCN9

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I hope you'll try this gift "wrap" idea for your 2016 Graduate gift cards!


2016 Graduate Masculine Gift Card Holder and Video Tutorial

2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holderToday's project and video tutorial is a masculine gift card holder for the 2016 Graduate using the Number of Years Bundle and Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!.

Last week, we made this feminine version so I wanted to give equal time for the guys!

In this video tutorial, you'll see how to easily create this pouch with the Envelope Punch Board.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer paper is cut to a 5 1/2" square to make the envelope pouch.
  • Very Vanilla card stock cut to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" to make the place holder for the gift card or cash.
  • Two strips of designer paper are cut at 1" x 6" to adhere together to make the tab/holder.

2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holder-video-tutorialHere are the supplies for today's project.  Be sure to take advantage on this bundle discount for the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits!


Use Host Code 7VHFNCN9 when placing your Online Order with me and I will send a FREE gift.  Please do not use the code if you order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order and I will send the gift from me.

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  2016-graduate-masculine-gift-card-money-holder-stampin-up-video-tutorialBe sure to tune in tomorrow for another video tutorial with a great packaging idea for this 2016 Graduate Masculine Gift Card Holder!


Tuesday Tip- My Favorites of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_NA_4The 2016 Stampin' Up! is Retiring List was posted yesterday and some of my favorites made the list!

Although I will miss quite a few items, below is a video with my favorites. 
Need to see all the retiring items?  See the links below the video!

Links to Retiring Products:

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My Favorites Product List

 Shop the Stampin' Up! Retiring List and for your favorites now for the best selection and save up to 50% on select items...WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


Saying Farewell to These Products from Stampin' Up!

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The Retiring List from Stampin' Up! has just been posted and most items are available while supplies last! 

Some of these will sell out quickly so please do not delay!

CLICK HERE TO SEE
THE  RETIRING ITEMS
FROM STAMPIN' UP!

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Thank for tuning in to get the latest on the Retiring Products from Stampin' Up!


Makeover Monday- DIY Gift Idea for Mother's Day and Video

Diy-mothers-day-gift-handmade-card-set-4-18Today's Makeover Monday project is a DIY Mother's Day Gift idea...a set of cards that can be used for any occasion.

I've always found that a set of handmade cards is a much appreciated and thoughtful gift for anyone.  Creating a set like this one goes quickly with a simple yet classic and pretty design.

These cards feature the Kinda Eclectic stamp set with it's beautiful images with colors inspired by the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.

This video was the inspiration for this 2016 idea so let's take a look.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • A strip of the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper takes the place of the scalloped border piece in the original.
  • A Tea Lace Paper Doily was cut in half for the top section.  Really makes the stamped image stand out!
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4 x 5 1/4" for the inside of these cards.  Gives plenty of room for writing.

Diy-handmade-card-gift-mothers-day-video-4-18Here are the supplies used on today's Makeover. Host Code: 7VHFNCN9

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 Thanks for stopping by to see this DIY gift idea for Mother's Day and I'll be back later with the news on the Stampin' Up! retiring list!


New Stampin' Up! Catalog 2016-2017

 

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The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 will go LIVE on June 1st!

Although unable to attend Stampin' Up! On Stage in Salt Lake City this week and not able to see it early, I am still super excited for the release and know you are, too!

If you are a current customer of mine and have placed an order of $50 or more between June 1, 2015 and April 2016, you will be receiving a catalog from me but you must complete the form below to be sure we have your correct address and contact information!

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM HERE to receive a new catalog. 
***Even if you are a a current customer and have ordered $50 or more since June of 2015, you must complete this form in order to receive a new catalog.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are a Demonstrator, you will receive a FREE catalog from Stampin' Up!
  • If you are not a current customer and have not ordered $50 or more since June 2015, you may still request a catalog.  I will call you to let you know how you can receive one from me.
  • Everyone must complete this form in order to request a catalog!

Retiring List...

The list of retiring and discontinued items from the current Stampin' Up! Catalog will be announced on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 PM MT (2:00 Central).  These items will sell out quickly!

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*Please do not use the code if your order is $150 or more.

And, remember to request your new Stampin' Up! Catalog for 2016-2017 HERE!


Pretty Packaging Idea for Her 2016 Graduation Gift Card and Video Tutorial

Mini-congrats-card-and-gift-bag-for-graduateToday's project is a pretty packaging idea that coordinates with the 2016 graduate gift card holder that was shared yesterday HERE.

The bag was created with the Gift Bag Punch Board and is the perfect addition to the gift card.  Let's take a look at the video with the easy how-to for the 3 x 3 mini card pictured.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Whisper White card stock to 3 x 6 and fold in half for the card.
  • The designer paper (DSP) is cut to 2 3/4" square for the card front.
  • For the Envelope Liner, cut a piece of the DSP at 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" for die cutting.
  • DSP for the bag is cut at 10" x 12" for the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Mini-congrats-card-and-envelopeHere are the supplies for today's project. Current Host Code is 7VHFNCN9.

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  2016-graduate-card-and-gift-bag-video-tutorialThanks for tuning in for this DIY pretty packaging idea and be sure to see the coordinating 2016 graduate gift card holder video tutorial HERE.


Pretty Gift Card Holder for the 2016 Graduate

Graduate-gift-card-holder-stampin-up-number-of-yearsIt's not too early to prepare for the 2016 Graduate and here's a gift card holder created with some beautiful products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

This is not just for gift cards as you can tuck some cash or a check inside as well.  Your DIY presentation will make your gift extra special.

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base for box is cut at 3 3/4 x 7 1/2.
  • Score on long side at 3/4", 3 1/2",4 1/4", and 7".
  • Turn and score at 3/4".
  • DSP cut at 2 1/2" x 2 3/4.  Cut another piece 2" x 4".
  • Cut thin strips of Mint Macaron card stock for filler.

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Here are the supplies for today's project. 

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Be sure to tune in tomorrow for another packaging idea and video tutorial for this 2016 gift card holder...see you then!


Last of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

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It's the last of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals so shop these specials before April 18th!

This promotion is going out with a Bang!  Lot's of good deals for your choosing!
Here are the Weekly Deals:

 

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Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order.

Thanks for stopping by to see this mega list of the last Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!


Makeover Monday- Make a Gift for Administrative Professional's Day, April 27th!

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Administrative Professional's Day is Wednesday, April 27th, so here's a idea to tuck in a gift basket with favorite snacks or gift card or fresh flowers...or all of the above!

This note pad cover also makes a great teacher gift and for anyone that loves to make lists!

Here's the video that inspired today's project!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This cover is sized for a 4" x 6" notepad.
  • Base is cut at 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on long side 4 1/8" and 4 3/8".
  • DSP for front is cut at 4" x 6 3/8".

Diy-administrative-professionals-gift-videoHere are the supplies used for today's makeover.   Current Host Code: 7VHFNCN9

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 Treat your Administrative Professional to a nice DIY gift as seen in today's Makeover Monday!