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Last Day (December 30, 2017) to Reserve Your Stamparatus!

11-16-17_header_stamparatus_naToday, December 30, 2017, is the LAST Day to reserve the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus to receive it in the Spring of 2018!  

This is an awesome new stamping tool that you will love! 

To reserve yours, CLICK HERE!  

  • You must have an online account with Stampin' Up! and a credit card number on file. Click HERE to login or create an online account. Your card will not be charged until your Stamparatus ships.  Cost is $49 plus shipping and tax.
  • Beginning March 19, 2018, Stampin' Up! will be shipping the Stamparatus in the order the reservations were received.  The first that were reserved will be the first that will be shipped out and will continue to be shipped out throughout the following months as received into the warehouse.  Not all reserved from December 5-30 will ship out on March 19th.
  • You will be notified by state
  • Each customer or demonstrator may reserve only one Stamparatus during this reservation period.
  • The Stamparatus will be available in the annual catalog beginning in June of 2018.
  • Read more about the Stamparatus HERE!

Questions?  Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Reserve your Stamparatus before the end of the day today...December 30,2018!


My Top Five!

Dear Friends,

I hope you are enjoying the holidays! We still have our family visiting and are loving this precious time with them!
Just wanted to remind you about the retiring items from the Holiday Catalog that are only available while supplies last through January 2, 2018.
 
Here are my top 5 favorites:
If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  You may email me or call or text the number below and I will respond ASAP!
Lisa Brown
409-719-2853
lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Here Comes Santa Claus!

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These Santas are in town and ready to be gifted to some special someones soon!  A special thank you to my dear friend, Beverlee Morales for sharing this design. 

My local stamp club made one of these Jolly fellows at our December club meeting and Christmas party. Here are some photos of these ladies crafting and having fun!

 

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Everyone loved creating these using our Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste for hair and fur! Great texture and really a lot of fun to create!

Merry Christmas from our stamp club to you!


Last Minute Christmas Party Favor or Gift Card Holder!

Last-minute-christmas-1Need a party favor for your Christmas table or little package for a gift card?  Look no further!  Cut a 6" x 6" of designer paper and  follow the folding directions in the video below!  Use as is or add a stamped sentiment, image, and/or embellishments and you'll be ready to go!  Look how stunning the black and white look!

You can even use this idea for your New Year celebration! Let's take a look at the how-to video from the past!

Find some designer paper and start cutting those 6" x 6" pieces!

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Several products on this list are retiring and are only available while supplies last!  Be sure to get these favorites before they are gone!

Product List

Current Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Last-minute-christmas-2Hope you are enjoying the holidays with family and friends! Thank you for checking in during this busy time for this last minute Christmas idea.

 


Rubber Stamping Technique Tip- Stained Glass

Stained-glass-tipWith all merriment and last minute preparations ( I am sewing!!!) happening now, I wanted to share a quick post with this beautiful technique that can be used in card making any time of year.  If you're a scrapbooker, think about using this to create pretty elements for your layouts.

Our Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up! are premium alcohol markers that would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who loves to create.  Although it's too late for Christmas delivery, how fun would it be as a New Year's gift!

Earlier this month, I needed to create some sympathy cards and this stamp set used in the video below is the best!  Watch and see how quickly you can achieve this beautiful look for your works of he{art}!

Click here to see this stained glass technique on You Tube.

Below are some of the products used for these technique as well as the complete Stampin' Blends collection and Memento Tuxedo Black ink that you'll need if you are not embossing an image to color.

Current December Host Code: HHQMC6PW
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

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Check out the Clearance Rack for great deals while supplies last!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • I recommend that you emboss your image when stamp on vellum.  
  • For stamping and coloring with Stampin' Blends on Whisper White card stock (or, other card stock), use the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • Anyone need a last minute gift idea for you?  I can email Gift Certificates in any amount!

Thanks for checking in during this busy and joyful time of year!  I'll have an easy Christmas pouch in the next post that you can use for table favors or gift card holders.

Hope you'll give this stained glass technique a try...see you again soon!




More Items on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

12.01.17_C-Ad_CLEARANCE_RACK_ENGMore items have just been added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack with savings up to 70%!  

Items on this Clearance Rack are discounted...some items up to 70% off!

All Clearance Rack items are available only while supplies last!  Shop now for best selection!

Current Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Lisa Brown

lisabrown.stampinup.net

 


Mini Christmas Treat Box...Chocolates, Anyone?

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It's been said that "life is like a box of chocolates" and today's Mini Christmas treat box is a sweet holder for just that!  

These Mini Pizza treat boxes require no adhesive and are easily assembled for you gifts or treats.

Let's take a look at this Christmas project video tutorial ...

Click here to see this Mini  Christmas treat box on You Tube.

Here is the list of supplies used for today's project.  Many are retiring and only available while supplies last!

Product List

Mini-christmas-treat-box-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut one piece of designer paper to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" for box top.
  • Cut four pieces of designer paper to 3/4" x 3 1/4" for box sides.
  • Color directly onto stamp with Stampin' Write markers.

Mini-christmas-treat-box-3Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll share today's Christmas Mini Treat with someone this holiday season!


DIY Christmas Gift Tags

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags

 With today's project, I wanted to share how to make beautiful gift tags for your 2017 Christmas gifts.  Most of the products used here are on the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog retiring list and at the time of the publication, are still available!

Even if you are not absolutely crazy about this color combo, I have to say it's really grown on me and I love it!  

Like more traditional colors for Christmas?  Then use those but you can still pair it with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper that will have you humming Christmas carols as you create with it. Seriously, these collections  of designer paper work so well together and you'll find the the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper has a flip side that you can use any time of the year!

Let's take a look at today's video.  These tags were inspired by make and takes from our Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip from last summer.

Click here to see this Christmas Tag video on You Tube. 

Here are the supplies used in today's video.  Click the links below to shop while these retiring items are still available.

December Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

 

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List of products for today's project:

Thank you for stopping by in this busy time of year and I hope you'll make some pretty DIY Christmas Tags to put on your gifts under your tree!


Another 24 Hours of FREE SHIPPING on Any Stampin' Up! Order!

 

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TODAY! December 11, 2017 FOR 24 HOURS ONLY!
FREE SHIPPING ON ANY STAMPIN' UP! ORDER!

***If your total before tax is $150 or more,
please do not use the code. 

You will qualify for rewards as the host as receive Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and
I will still send your gift!
 
Need some last minute gift ideas?  How about one of these...
 
 

Gift Ideas! 

Shop now and get FREE Shipping from Stampin' Up! all day, Monday, December 11th!


Happy Christmas Card Day!

Happy Christmas Card Day! 


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On this date in 1843, the world's first Christmas card was ordered to be produced by Sir Henry Cole, the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From the Bath Chronicle:

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design two cards, a coloured example that cost people sixpence, and an uncoloured version for fivepence.

The uncoloured one, depicting a Victorian family eating and drinking, was sent to a lady called Marinda Cundy, and has been passed down through the family since that Christmas 170 years ago.


DIY Christmas Gift Packaging

DIY-Christmas-Gift- PackagingFor today's project, we have a sweet gift packaging idea for the Christmas gift featured on the previous blog post.  I love these acetate boxes!  You could even stuff it with candy or other sweet treats.  

I used the the color theme on the cards to pull the coordinating embellishments from my supplies.  The foil paper is beautiful and really adds a classy touch.  Several more of these will be made for holiday gift giving.

Let's take a look at today's video for the easy how-to.

Click HERE to see the Christmas Gift Packaging Video Tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's gift idea project.  Just click the links to shop!

Current Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Use the Host Code when placing your online order with me and I'll send a little thank you gift in the mail. 

***If your order totals $150 or more before tax and shipping, do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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Click HERE to see the Christmas Gift Packaging Video Tutorial on You Tube.

Diy-christmas-gift-packaging-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper for the belly band at 2" x 12".
  • Use Glue Dots to attach the embellishments...super easy!
  • If you haven't tried the Stampin' Up! Foil Sheets, get some now! These are beautiful and add a "wow" to any project.
  • The Year End Sales event continues with many retiring supplies that are available only while supplies last!  Shop now!

Thanks for checking in for today's Christmas gift packaging project and if you're free tonight, join me LIVE on Facebook here---> Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown...see you then!


DIY Christmas Gift Idea...Handmade Cards!

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As a card maker, you have the skill to create beautiful DIY Christmas gifts...Handmade cards!  What a thoughtful, heartfelt, and useful gift!

In today's project video,  you'll see a set of four handmade thank you cards that would make a great gift.  With the help of beautiful Stampin' Up! papers and tool, this card set can be created, start to finish, in less than an hour!

Let's take a look at the video and you'll see just how easy it is.

Click Here to see the this card making video on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's gift idea project.  Just click the links to shop!

Current Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Use the Host Code when placing your online order with me and I'll send a little thank you gift in the mail. 

***If your order totals $150 or more before tax and shipping, do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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Diy-christmas-gift-2017-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut four card bases of Thick Whisper White card stock; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut four, 5 1/4" x 4" pieces of the designer paper.
  • Cut a piece of  Whisper White card stock at 4" x 5" for stamping and embossing.
  • Cut a piece of Champagne Foil at approx 4" x 6" and run through the Big Shot with embossing folder. Now it's ready for punching!

Diy-christmas-gift-2017Stay tuned!  In the next blog post, I'll be sharing the decorated box that I made to finish off this gift...see you then!


No Limit on Reservations!

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The second Reservation Window for the Stamparatus opens at 2:00 PM, Mountain Time on December 5th and continues through December 30th.

This time, all reservations will be taken.  You must have an online account, a credit card, and email address on file to reserve.
 
These will not ship before some time in March but the earlier you reserve yours, the earlier it will ship.  You will not be charged until you hear from Stampin' Up! via email that it is in your cart and ready for you to order.  Limit one per customer.
 
Visit the Online Store to reserve your Stamparatus!
***Shipping Begins March 19, 2018. Depending on the number of reservations received, Stampin' Up!  may stagger available-to-ship dates. You will receive additional communication once you place your reservation.

More about this new tool...

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

  • Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
  • Multiple hinges for more placement options
  • 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
  • 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
  • 1 base with grid
  • Magnet storage area
  • See more HERE.

How to Reserve a Stamparatus

  1.  Create a Stampin’ Up! online store account if you do not have one.
  2. Once the reservation window is open (December 5–30), go here, then click the large

    Stamparatus Reserve Now banner ad.

  3. The ad will take you to the reservation app.

  4. Follow the steps below to reserve your Stamparatus using the reservation app.

Important reminder: In order to access the reservation app, you must be logged in to your customer online store account.

STEP 1

Enter your credit card information.

STEP 2

Click reserve.

STEP 3

A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.

NOTE:

If you want to cancel, click cancel and your reservation will be removed from the system.

Reserve your Stamparatus now and get your hands on this fabulous stamp positioning tool as soon as possible!

 


Make a Christmas Nutcracker Treat

2017-diy-christmas-treat-nutcracker-1Today's Christmas Nutcracker Treat is a remake of a candy wrap shared a few months ago.  If you're looking for an easy stocking stuffer treat, here's an idea! Featured is the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper that is retiring from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The Nutcracker is fussy cut (and, very easily, I might add) from the paper and the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.

Let's take a look at the how-to video.  You'll be able to see how easily that you can transform this project for the holidays!

Click here to see this Holiday Treat Box video on You Tube.

2017-diy-christmas-treat-nutcrackerLisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper to 4 /12" x 3 1/2". 
  • Score on 4 1/2" side at 1 1/2", 2", 3 1/2", and 4".
  • Turn and score at 3" for box bottom.
  • Fussy cut a Nutcracker from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper.
  • You'll need a scrap of Red Glimmer Paper for the punched piece and a bit of Whisper White to stamp and punch the sentiment.

Here is the list of supplies for today's makeover treat:

Product List

Current Host Code: HHQMC6PW

Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Shop the Stampin' Up! Year End Sale! Retiring items available while supplies last!

It's a busy time of year but I'll continue to share easy projects and tips to help you craft your way through this joyous season! Thanks for checking in for today's Christmas Nutcracker Treat!

 


Just In Time for Your Holiday Crafting Now!

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Talk about good timing! The list for the  YEAR END SALES event from Stampin' Up! was published this morning with some items discounted and many available while supplies last!

​This sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory!  Included are retiring products from our wonderful Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Now is the time get what you need to create some beautiful handmade holiday gifts, pretty holiday tags and packaging, home decor, and accents or favors for your holiday table and parties.
 
NOTE: In the past, embellishments and papers on this list tend to sell out quickly so please do not delay!
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Here are the details:
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from 2017 annual catalog are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, retiring stamps will be available until December 21 (not accessories—accessories are only while supplies last).
Although this sale continues through January 2, 2018, items are not guaranteed through that date!  The online store will be updated as items sell out.
Questions? Please contact me!