12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 7- Halloween Treat Tubes

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Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects feature these cute Treat Tubes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The stamped label is from the adorable Labels to Love stamp set that covers several occasions and holidays! 

These tubes are an easy way to create treats for a group.  You can see in the above photo that these can hold a few kernels of candy corn.  Here are a few other ideas:

  • Shelled sunflower seeds
  • Hot Cocoa drink mix
  • Reeses Pieces
  • M & Ms
  • Red Hots
  • Any small candy or treat that will fit in the tube!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for today's Halloween project below:

Click HERE to see Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Below is the Stampin' Up! Product List with the supplies used in today's Halloween project.  Simply shop by clicking the links/photos below.

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 4" x 4" for stamping and punching.
  • Cut Basic Black to 3" x 3".
  • Cut Spooky Night DSP strips to 1" x 3".

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Thanks for checking in for Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Halloween Projects and shop now to get your supplies to start creating these spooky treats!


Tuesday Tip: Rubber Stamping 101- A Little Time Saver for Photopolymer Stamps

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Hello and welcome to a little saving tip for this week for rubber stamping!  In particular, I wanted to share this method for stamping the "potions" in the little bottles seen on this Halloween project yesterday. 

This is especially helpful for two step stamping with photopolymer stamps...stamping one image then a coordinating over top.

One of my Stars Team member recently shared this tip at our virtual team meeting.  (Thanks, Kristen!)  I thought it was a great tip so wanted to record a video tutorial for you and share it here.

This little time saver is one for your photopolymer (our totally clear) stamps.  Let's take a look at this quick video!

Click here to see this time saving tip for stamping with your photopolymer stamps on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in the complete Halloween project using this tip.  Easy ordering...just click the link!

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Hope you find today's time saving tip helpful and if you have a question that you'd like for me to try to answer in a tip video, please leave a comment her below this post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Halloween Cracker

2017-halloween-crackerThis Halloween project for Makeover Monday is a remake of a treat holder modeled after Christmas crackers.  Made with the Envelope Punch Board, these don't make a popping or cracking sound but the shape mimics the original.

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

Click Here to see the original video for making this Christmas Cracker with Stampin' Up! products on my You Tube channel.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's Halloween project. 

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Halloween-2017-crackerFill these "crackers" with some fun Halloween treats to hand out to those precious little super heroes and princesses!  You can make a pretty basket filled with these to use as part of your Halloween decor. 

Thanks for tuning in for this fun Halloween project and I'll see you in the next post with a tip for stamping the little bottles of Halloween potion!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 6- Spooky Pizza Box

Stampin-up-halloween-2017-6bWelcome to Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Spooky-licious Pizza Box that will hold some fun treats.

These boxes are a great for embellishing for gifts or edible goodies.  Available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, you can use these for crafting special gifts for any occasion.  And, even better, these are easy to assemble with no adhesive required!  How about that??

Let's go ahead and take a look at the video for this Halloween project.

You can also view this Spooky Treat Box for Halloween 2017 HERE on my You Tube channel.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie 12 x 12 Card Stock- (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", (4) 3 1/2" x 1"
  • Cut Spooky Night DSP- (1) 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", (4) 3 1/2" x 3/4", (1 strip) 1 1/2" x 12"
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock- You'll need approx. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for punching and fussy cutting
  • You can see how to create the pleated medallion HERE.


    Stampin-up-halloween-2017-6aHere are the supplies that I used on today's 12 Weeks of Halloween Video. I also used a hot glue gun to attach some of those fancy embellishments!

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Thanks for tuning in for this week's 2017 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project featuring those new Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog!


Tuesday Tip: Special Kits for Your Holiday Crafting!

PP_Coordinating_Kits_Shareable_new_subscriberWelcome to a special, simple and fun holiday crafting experience coming to you soon from Paper Pumpkin! Welcome to a Season of Style!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

These two coordinating kits means that:
1) You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts
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Maybe you don’t craft regularly but still love to make holiday cards and gifts? With so much coordinated cuteness on tap, now’s the perfect time to dive in and subscribe!

Or, maybe you are an avid papercrafter who wants quick and easy projects to add warmth to the holiday season but  you don’t have time to shop and prep for projects.  Paper Pumpkin's Season of Style coordinated kits will be perfect for you!

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Although the kits contain stand alone projects...you don't need both months' kits to complete the projects...you won't want to miss either month so subscribe now so you won't miss out!

You will receive both the October and November kits weeks before the hectic holiday season begins—leaving you with plenty of time to craft. And since papercrafting may not be at the front of your mind this early in the season, just think of how great it will feel to have cute projects all ready to go. You’ll impress everyone at your holiday parties and get-togethers with darling handmade projects . . . and no one will ever know how easy they were to create!

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Patriot Day Card

Patriots-day-stampin-up-card-1Today's makeover and Stampin' Up! card idea is in honor of Patriot Day and those who lost their lives on September 11. 2001. 

The sentiment "Be the Change" is fitting, don't you think? We can all do our part to make this country and our world a better place.

After searching through my stack of designer series papers,  I found this Cherry Cobbler striped pattern in my Be Merry DSP collection and a couple of Dapper Denim pieces from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack completed the red, white, and blue color combo.

Let's take a look at the Fourth of July card that inspired today's makeover...

You can see this Fourth of July card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's makeover...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4" x 11"; Thick Whisper White.
  • Cut 2 1/4" x 4" of the Cherry Cobbler Stripe.
  • Cut Color Theory DSP Stack pieces: 1 1/4" x 4", 1/2" x 4".
  • Use Heart from Wood Crate Framelits to cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Thank you for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card idea in honor of Patriot Day.

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 5- Halloween Banner Part 2

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Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 is the completion of the last week's decorative banner.  Love these little images from the Spooky Cat Bundle in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The bundle includes:

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set with tattooed cats, witches' hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat— 18 photopolymer stamps and the Cat Punch with a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects. (Punched image: 2" x 2").

Let's take a look at the video below with the completion of the banner.

You can see the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Week 5 on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies to complete your 2017 Halloween Banner:

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PROMOTIONS:

 

2017-halloween-banner-5bMake this Stampin' Up! Halloween Banner from the 12 Weeks of Halloween videos Week 4 and 5 now and be ready to decorate your place in a spooky-licious way!

 


Tuesday Tip- Coloring Embossing Paste

Colored-embossing-pasteBefore Tuesday has come and gone,  I wanted to share this week's tip on coloring your embossing paste.  We drove home to Texas today and I just finished the unpacking and setting up my craft area/office here. 

This coloring technique was used on this card that was posted here on Ink and Inspirations yesterday.  This is an easy way to achieve a beautiful tone on tone texture on your paper crafting projects.

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

You can also see this tip video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on coloring embossing paste and I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween banner.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial - Elegant Thank You Card with Embossing Paste

Embossing-paste-thank-you-cardToday's Makeover Monday thank you card features Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!  Love the look of this tone on tone texture! With ink refills in classic ink, you can make any of our beautiful Stampin' Up! colors to match your creation. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this thank you card.  Same idea using stencils with just a different medium. 

You can see this thank you card  video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for today's project:

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Packing today to get on the road back to Texas tomorrow.  Roads are clear for us to get through.  Ready to help my parents with whatever they need ...post Harvey.

Thanks for tuning in for today's thank you card using embossing paste and I'll see you tomorrow with a tip video on coloring that embossing paste!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 4- Halloween Banner Part 1

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Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween is Part 1 of a cute Halloween banner that you can use for home decor or Halloween Party decor.  Since the process would have been too lengthy, I decided to divide it into two parts.

Here's the Part 1 video of my 2017 Halloween Banner...

You can see this 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube Here.

Supplies to put together this initial part of the banner.  The Spooky Night DSP will not be available for order until tomorrow, September 1, 2017.

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Thanks for checking in for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and be sure to tune in next week for Part 2 of our Halloween Banner.


Tuesday Tip- Sponge Brayers

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Quick check in with you again today with a tip on using the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up!  Our area in SE Texas is still getting rain with Tropical Storm Harvey making landfall (again) today.  We are still ok with no water in the house but lost power this morning.  We are still in the Ozarks and keeping close tabs with folks at home.  Please continue to pray for Texas.

I've really enjoyed using this new sponge brayer to get inky with my projects.  Let's take a look at today's video.

Thanks for tuning in...checking on family now.  I'll be back tomorrow for another Halloween Project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Stamped Background Christmas Card

Before we talk about today's makeover and Christmas card idea, I just want to thank all of you who have inquired about our safety and condition of our home in Texas.  We are currently in Missouri but have been keeping close tabs with family back home.  They are safe and we have been spared with no water in our homes for now.  There are many in our state who have experienced the devastation of Harvey.   Please pray for Texas. Carols-of-christmas-stamped-backgroundToday's card is a makeover of a Valentine card from a couple of years back.    Notice the background.  It's hand stamped with tone on tone...Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler card stock.  This is an easy way to create a beautiful yet subtle backdrop for your handmade cards. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past...

You can see this video on You Tube HERE.

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover Christmas card.  Just click the photo links below for more information.

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Here's another look at today's Makeover Christmas card...

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Thanks for tuning in today for this Christmas card with a stamped background and please pray for Texas.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 3- Happy Halloween Treat Bag

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It's time for Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this fun treat bag.  This style is made with the super fantastic Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Love that Kraft paper with the beautiful foil elements!  This makes a sturdy containers to hold lots and lots of treats. 

This particular bag design can be used for any treat giving or gift giving occasion.  Change the paper...change the look!

Let's take a look at this week's Halloween video to see the easy how-to!

See Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween HERE on You Tube.

See the list of products used for this Halloween project below.  Just click the links for more information or to shop! 

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • For bag, cut paper 6" x 11". 
  • Score with the 11" side at the top at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2".
  • Turn and score what will be the bottom of the bag at 1 1/2".
  • Ribbon cut at approx. 6".
  • Sequin cut approx. 4".
  • Attach thread, ribbon, sequin, and sentiment with a stapler.
  • Filler is cut from a 3" x 11" piece of Cajun Craze card stock.

Here's another look at this week's Halloween Project...

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Leave a comment and let me know what's been your favorite 2017 Halloween project that I've shared so far!


Tuesday Tip- Customer Q & A- Envelope Punch Board

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your CardsToday's tip is an answer to a recent customer question regarding the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!  If you are new to the punch board world, considering purchasing one, or just need a refresher, I hope you find today's video helpful.  It's a handy tool and can make many different sizes of envelopes.

Create your own envelopes from our Envelope Paper, Designer Series Paper, or cardstock in up to 66 different sizes.

* Sizing chart printed on board
* Measurements provided in inches and centimeters
* Scoring tool included
* Has convenient slot for storing scoring tool.

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

You can also see this tip video on the Envelope Punch Board here on You Tube.

Order your Envelope Punch Board HERE in the Online Store.

Other projects with the Envelope Punch Board:

You can see from the samples above that the Envelope Punch Board has many uses!  You can get yours HERE today!

 

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Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on the Envelope Punch Board...have a great day!


Total Eclipse of the Sun

Today's project is a makeover of a different kind with something to mark the total eclipse of the sun. 

Total-eclipse-of-the-sun-cardThis card measures 4" x 6" and is just the right size for a photo pocket page to add photos and journaling.  Below are a few of the pictures that I will add to this 12" x 12" page.

Crafting-of-the-eclipse-kindHere are our guys crafting an addition to our viewing glasses for added protection.

Almost-total-eclipse-of-the-sun-viewersHere's we are ready to view the eclipse...96% totality here in SW Missouri.

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My handcrafted eclipse was created with the help of card stock vellum and a little sponging.

Were you able to view the total eclipse of the sun for your area?