12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 11- Stampin' Up! Halloween Box for Notepad Gift

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Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of the Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects is a neat box for a notepad gift.  I wanted to create some fun Halloween packaging for these little "treats" for my daughters. 

The little owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set can be stamped onto this moon and branch print from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  Let's take a look in the how-to video below.

Click here to see Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 8" x 9 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", and 9".
  • Turn and score at 1/2".
  • Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 7 1/4".

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 11- Stampin' Up! Halloween Box for Notepad Gift

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Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of the Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects is a neat box for a notepad gift.  I wanted to create some fun Halloween packaging for these little "treats" for my daughters. 

The little owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set can be stamped onto this moon and branch print from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  Let's take a look in the how-to video below.

Click here to see Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 8" x 9 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", and 9".
  • Turn and score at 1/2".
  • Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 7 1/4".

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

Product List

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Thanks for joining in for this Weeks Halloween Project and shop now to have time to get your supplies in so you can get started now!

Tuesday Tip: Using Acetate Overlays in Cardmaking

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your Cards-2This week's tip is the response to a couple of inquiries from my Facebook group regarding using acetate overlays in paper crafting and cardmaking. 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly, these inquiries were pre-Harvey so it's taken me a while to get around to it but it's always been on my to-do list.

The overlays that you'll see in today's video are from two Memories and More collections that I will be sure to list below. 

Let's take a look at the video then we'll talk a little more about it...

Click Here to see this tip video on using acetate overlays in card making on You Tube.

The little snowman on the first card is colored with the soon to be available Stampin' Blends!

Here's the finished "hello" card below...

Acetate-overlay-cardmaking-tipHere are the two Memories and More kits that were used in making the cards for today's video.

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Also available from the annual catalog are these Naturally Eclectic Overlays:

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Try using the acetate overlays your cardmaking for a fun accent and I'll see you tomorrow for another Halloween project!

Want To Make A Halloween Card?

Stampin-up-halloween-card-2017-aIf you want to make a fun Halloween card to send, try this version that's featured for today's Makeover Monday. 

I have a friend whose birthday is on Halloween and I usually send her greetings in grand Halloween style! 

I believe that I have mentioned a couple of times {wink} that the Spooky Cat stamp set (and, bundle with the cat punch)  and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has been my favorite suite for crafting my Halloween treats and projects this year.  It's just so darn cute and this little owl is no exception!  Look how cute it is perched on the branch on the brilliantly coordinated designer paper print!

The inspiration for this card is from one of my designs from last year.  Take a look then read on for details on today's card.

Click Here this Halloween card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The moon designer paper print piece is cut to 3" x 3" and mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is 4" wide by 3" tall.
  • The card base is cut from Pumpkin Pie at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Back layer of designer paper is 4" x 5 1/4".
  • I cut 2 strips of striped designer paper at 1/2" x 4" to substitute for the washi tape in the original card.
  • Lace trim with a loopy bow is substituted for the twine in the original.

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used on today's Halloween card:

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Thanks for checking in for today's Halloween card and I hope you'll create one and send to a friend!

 


Coming Soon...Stampin' Blends!

Stampin-blends-1Coming soon from Stampin' Up! are Stampin' Blends, our new alcohol based markers!  Demonstrators are able to pre-order from October 1-15 and I just received mine via UPS a couple of days ago.  Let me tell you that these are so much fun for coloring.

The Stampin' Blends are much like our alcohol based Blendabilities from several years ago.  But, the Blendabilities had a design flaw which caused the ink to evaporate and the markers to dry out quickly.  Stampin' Up! had to take them off the market.  Since then, the company has been working, testing, and re-testing new alcohol markers and Stampin' Blends have been developed!

Although we do not know the exact date of release to customers but are thinking it may be before Christmas!   The Stampin' Blends are only available to demonstrators now until Sunday, October 15, 2017.  If you become a demonstrator by the 15th, you can choose the Stampin' Blends for your Starter Kit since it is a completely customizable kit and you can choose $125 worth of product for $99!

Stampin-blends-2Stay tuned for more on Stampin' Blends once the release date is announced and I'll be sure to share all the information with you


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas- Labels to Love Gift Card Holder

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This project is a Christmas gift card holder idea made with the Stampin' Up! Labels of Love stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This card was also featured as the Makeover Monday this week.

The video below is one that I shared on my Facebook page for World Card Making Day.  Take a look and watch through to the end for an alternate  version with Fall themed card idea.

 

Click here to see this 2017 Christmas card idea on You Tube.

Here is the supply list for this Christmas card idea. You can simply click the links to shop!

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Are you making holiday cards this year?  Leave a comment here...I'd love to know!

You can look forward to more Christmas cards ideas each week here on Ink and Inspirations.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 10- Stampin' Up! Tic Tac Treat

Halloween-2017-tic-tac-treat-holderWelcome to Week 10 (already?!) of our 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects featuring this cute Tic Tac treat holder!

I found these Halloween Tic Tac treats at a local fabric store and thought it would make a good little Halloween gift for those who try to stay away from candy.  Have anyone in mind?  If you can't find this Halloween version of Tic Tacs, pick up a pack in orange or white and it will coordinate beautifully with the stamps, ink, and paper.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for the Week 10 Halloween Project...

Click here to see Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween on You Tube.

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

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Halloween-2017-tic-tac-treat-holder-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 5 1/4". 
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Very Vanilla approx. 3" x 3".
  • Cut a piece of designer paper  1" x 12" and score at every 1/8" to make a medallion.
  • If you choose to use a Basic Black Starburst on your project, you will need a piece approx 3" x 3".
  • A Hot Glue Gun will be helpful in attaching the medallion and punched pieces.

Thanks for checking in for today's 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween project and I'll be back tomorrow with the first in my Christmas card series for 2017!


World Card Making Day Special Ends Tonight!

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The 10 day Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day Special ends tonight!  If you haven't taken a look at the deals, you'll want to do so before the end of the day! 

You can also see today's video on You Tube HERE.

--->World Card Making Day Specials

--->Designer Series Paper Special

 

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*** Proceeds from all sales in my online store through 11:59 PM Central on October 10th will go to families affected by the flooding from Harvey.  Thank you!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- World Card Making Day 2017 Christmas Card

World-card-making-day-christmas-card-projectThis past weekend, we celebrated World Card Making Day on my Facebook page and this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card project was of the cards shared in a video there.  It is a remake of the card seen in the video posted here today for our Makeover Monday.

The traditional Christmas colors in this card are showcased in this Be Merry Designer Series paper collection (144111) which is included in the month-long designer series paper special, Buy 3, Get 1 Free. (Buy 3, Get the 4th Pack Free.)  This special includes a select group of papers that are listed below:

Catalog Item Description Price
Annual (p. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00
Annual (p. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144163 Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144110 Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Holiday (p. 29) 144629 Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper $11.00
Holiday (p. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00
 
 Let's take a look at the video tutorial that was the inspiration for this card.
 
 

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

Here are the supplies used in today's Makeover Monday Christmas Card project. 

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Now's the time to start your Christmas cards with this one as a great idea for gift cards and you can shop 24/7 in my online store for convenience and shipping straight to your door!


World Card Making Day!

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Let's celebrate World Card Making Day!   Join us on our Facebook page HERE tomorrow morning!

Here's what you can expect:

  • Card Making videos!
  • LIVE video presentation!
  • Giveaways!
  • Ordering Incentive!

If you aren't able to join us from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, you'll be able to access the content throughout the weekend!  

Hope to see you there for our World Card Making Day Celebration on our Facebook Page!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 9- Spooky Cat Treat Box

Spooky-cat-halloween-treat-box-2Here's Week 9 of our 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects with this adorable little treat box.  The Spooky Cat Bundle and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper collection have been my go-to supplies for our Halloween creations this season.  I just love that black cat silhouette!

This particular box is just the right size to hold a small treat size Kit Kat bar but you could stuff it full of any sweet goodness you'd like.  The jack-o-lantern is fussy cut from the designer paper.  I cut an entire 12 x 12 sheet to have these ready for any of my Halloween projects.

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

Click here to view this Halloween Spooky Cat Treat Box on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's project:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Foil Frenzy for box at 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".  Score on long side at 1 1/2", 2", 3 1/2", and 4".
  • Turn and score at 3" for what will be your box bottom.
  • Fussy cut the jack-o-lantern from the Spooky Night DSP.
  • You'll need approx, 3" x 3" of Basic Black for Cat Punch.
  • Cut a strip of Cajun Craze at 1" x 4" for stamping and punching the sentiment.

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Lots of specials to get you ready for this upcoming crafting season!

Hope you have enjoyed this week's Halloween project using the Spooky Cat Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 


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Tuesday Tip: 24 HOURS Until the Start of the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

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There are just 24 hours left before the members of our mailing list will receive 12 awesome Christmas project ideas as we begin the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

These projects will include 5 Christmas card ideas, 4 gift ideas, and 3 packaging ideas! 

The only way that you will be able to receive these awesome Christmas project ideas is if you sign up for our mailing list.  

If you already receive emails from me, not to worry!  You are on the list and will receive these fun holiday project ideas! 

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Spooky Night Halloween Box

Spooky-night-halloween-box-aToday's makeover is another Halloween box made with the Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

This wide-eyed owl can be stamped right on to the branch on this piece of the Spooky Night paper.  And, don't worry, you can make about 20 of these with the two sheets of this print that come in each designer paper pack.  The reverse side is used for the sides and back.  If  your choose a different pattern for those, you can make up to 32 of these with the owl stamped directly onto the paper.

The project HERE was the inspiration for this Halloween box.  Take a look for the how-to...

You can also find this Halloween box video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the supply list of Stampin' Up! products for today's Makeover Halloween Box.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla for box to 4 1/8" x 7". Score long side at 2 3/8", 3 1/4", 5 5/8", 6 1/2".  Turn and score on short side at 7/8".
  • Cut Basic Black: One piece to  1/8" x 3 1/8" and two pieces- 3/4" x 3 1/8".
  • Cut Spooky Night paper for moon background and back piece to 2" x 3".  You'll want to trim the moon piece where most of the moon is visible.
  • Cut two strips of Spooky Night for sides: 5/8" x 3".
  • Fussy cut the witch hat from Spooky Night paper.

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11 Years and Counting!

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With the new month approaching, I wanted to share some upcoming specials beginning October 1st and some that are continuing through October.  Read through the post so you are informed of all specials!
 
On October 16, 2017, I will be marking my 11th year as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I am so grateful that all the involvement with Stampin' Up! has allowed me and at the top of that list is getting to know so many of you!  Thank you!
 
To celebrate, I will be offering DOUBLE CUSTOMER REWARD POINTS for the entire month of October.  If you are not familiar with my customer loyalty program, CLICK HERE to read more about it.
 
During October, you will receive TWO virtual tokens for each $25 purchase on a single order. (orders may not be combined to earn tokens.)  Read all about my Customer Rewards Program HERE!
 
Now, let's move on to some specials directly from Stampin' Up!
 
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You buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!
 
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Some great specials to celebrate World Cardmaking Day! See the LIST HERE!
Important:  Several of the stamp sets on the sale list have a coordinating punch or framellit. If you plan on purchasing both, you will get a better deal by purchasing the bundle at 10% off rather than purchasing the stamp set at 15% off and paying full price for the coordinating tool.  Purchase the bundle for the best savings!
 
Be sure to join my Facebook group HERE and Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Facebook Page!  You'll want to see my LIVE videos for World Cardmaking Day!  More info next week!
SPECIAL NOTE:  All proceeds from purchases through my Stampin' Up! online store from October 1-10, 2017,  will go directly to families affected by the recent flooding in Texas.  Thank you in advance!
Store_MerryPat_EN Host a party or place an order of $300 or more  before shipping and tax by October 31 and  earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set. 
 
There's a lot going on in October to celebrate so be sure to take advantage of the specials and let me know if I can help you!