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December 2017

2018 Valentine Treat #2

2018-valentine-treats-2aToday's project is my second Valentine treat holder for 2018.  It's cute and easy and can be adapted for any occasion.

Tucked inside this mini Valentine gift is an individually packed heart candy that measures about 3" x 4" and is about 1/2" - 3/4" thick. 

To me, the star of this project is the new Ready Shreddie (145562) filler. I love this accessory and the fussy, fancy look it gives to this project.  It is SO fun to use and comes in a pack of three colors with plenty for lots of projects.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this fun Valentine treat.

CLICK HERE to see this Valentine treat video on You Tube.

2018-valentine-treats-2bLisa's Inklings:

  • For box, cut card stock to 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".  Score on the log side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", and 7".   Turn and score at 1/2" and 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper for box is cut at 2 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" tall.
  • Try putting the treat in the box before stuffing with the Ready Shreddie.  Easier to determine how much you need and you can arrange it to look all fancy. ;)

Here are the supplies used in today's Valentine project.  Click the links to shop...thank you!

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I hope you've enjoyed today's Valentine treat box and you'll shop now to get some of these beautiful products to create your own!


Adding Tinsel or Twine to Handmade Cards

Tinsel-twine-handmade-cards-valentines-Today's tip is for adding tinsel or twine to your handmade cards as seen above on this Valentine note card. 

I love discovering ways to add embellishments and layers when creating.  This particular method of adding tinsel or twine has a hidden secret.  I'm sure you'll have the extra tool you need to try this!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial to see how it's done.

Click Here to see the tip for tinsel and twine video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper is cut 2" x 4" for note card front.
  • The Just for You sentiment fits perfectly into the Classic Label Punch.  Use this sentiment any time of year!
  • Notice the "white spots" on the stamped heart? Perfectly normal for this stamp.  It has that distressed look.
  • Put that stapler on your desk to good use! ;)

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  Click the links to access the Online Store.

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  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
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Thanks for checking in for today's video tutorial.  Be sure to like my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown page on Facebook where I share LIVE videos every week! Now, keep your stapler handy so you can easily attach tinsel and twine to your handmade cards!


Make Some Mini Valentine Cards

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Today's project is a makeover of these mini 3" x 3" Valentines as seen in the video below.   These are fun to have on hand to share with any friends or those that may serve you or help you on Valentine's Day.  I've even left them in random places for anyone to find.

Our 3" x 3" Whisper White envelopes are still available, carried over from the Holiday Catalog, and these little gems will fit perfectly inside.  Let's take a look at the idea in the video below and you can re-create using current product.

Click here to see this mini Valentine video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut these mini Valentine's at 3" x 6" and score at 3".
  • You can get 8 of these mini cards out of one 12 x 12 piece of card stock.
  • Cut designer paper at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
  • Scallop circle punch used on designer paper.
  • Attach metallic thread to back of scallop circle with Fast Fuse.

Here are the supplies used on today's project:

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family!

Mini-heart-valentines-3Make a few of these mini cards to hand out on Valentine's Day and add a bright spot to someone's day!


Are You On the List?

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Lists are great. Lists keep me on track, indicate progress, and hold me accountable. My most important list has your name on it...and, if it doesn't, I'd like to invite you to join.

The members of my mailing list keep me on track: I know they are counting on me to provide great content and information regarding something they are passionate about.

My mailing list helps me see progress: As my list grows, it is an indicator that I am reaching more and more about a craft that I love and want to share with everyone.

My mailing list holds me accountable: I know that I must keep up with the latest trends and creative ideas because you are counting on me to do so.

Join now and don't miss out on anymore exclusive content and ideas that, I hope, will inspire you in your rubber stamping and paper crafting. I am passionate about what I do and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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Live with Lisa on Facebook

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations business page.

You can click here to go to the page now.  If you do not see the Live Stream at 7:30 PM Central Time, please wait a couple of minutes and try refreshing your screen.

I will be demonstrating some projects using the Sure Do You Love You Bundle.  Can't wait to share with all of you!

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family!

Hope to see you on my Facebook Live Stream tonight at 7:30 PM, Central Time!

 


2018 Valentine Treat #1

Valentine-treat-bag-2018-1aToday's project is the first of my 2018 Valentine Treat ideas using Stampin' Up! products.  How's this for a sweet little treat bag for some candies or a little gift?  I love making these little boxes and bags.  Just the presentation of whatever you are giving so delightful!

If you haven't already come to the conclusion that I am in love with this Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper and think you will be, too, just take a look at this card here.  This collection is fantastic.  I had a fellow paper crafter and customer tell me on my Facebook page that she really didn't care for the paper until she saw my card.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow evening HERE for a Facebook LIVE broadcast where I will be sharing more with this paper and the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  You won't want to miss it!

Now let's take a look at today's project video tutorial to make this easy treat bag for Valentine's Day.

Click here to see the video tutorial for this Valentine treat bag on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Painted with Love DSP to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".   Score at 2", 3", 5", 6" on long side.  Turn and score the side that will be your box bottom at 1".
  • Cut another piece of designer paper to 1" x 6 1/2". Fold in half and punch with Banner Triple Punch.
  • See the video on how to make the bow on this project

Valentine-treat-bag-2018-1cHere are the products used for today's Valentine treat project.  Click the links to shop...thank you!

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  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product with each $50 before shipping and tax on a single order. See the Sale-A-Bration brochure HERE.
  • Wish List a mile long?  Purchase $250 in product before shipping and tax on a single order and receive an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Love to stamp and want to share it with others?  I would love for you to join my team of demonstrators, the Ink and Inspirations Stars.  We welcome all...I'll support you however you want your Stampin' Up! experience to be for you! 
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Tune in tomorrow night on Facebook at 8:00 PM Central for some fun LIVE project demonstrations and thanks for tuning in for today's 2018 Valentine Treat #1!


Easy Bow Tip for Handmade Cards

Cardmaking-bow-tip-1Today's project and video tutorial feature an easy bow tip for your handmade cards.  The image and sentiment on this birthday card are courtesy of the Party Panda stamp set that you can earn for FREE during our *Sale-A-Bration event with a qualifying purchase through my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

This card has a simple design but the bow at the top, though simple, really gives a pop without too much of a bump!

Watch the video below to see just what I'm talking about...

Click here to see this easy bow tip video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock for main image is cut 2" x 5 1/4" and 1/2" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Balloon is colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-3Here are the supplies used in today's project:

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Use the host code with your online order and receive a gift in the mail from me. Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. 

*Sale-A-Bration!

During Sale-A-Bration with each $50 you spend on a single order, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

See the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE.

Cardmaking-bow-tip-4  Try this easy bow tip on your next cardmaking project and I'll see you in the next post with another fun Valentine project.


Make a Pretty 2018 Valentine Card

2018-valentine-1aIt's time to start thinking about making sweet creations for Valentine's Day 2018! 

I challenge you to think outside the realm of "sweetheart".  Anyone special to you would love to receive a Valentine card from you.  Think friends, family, neighbors, teachers, ministers...anyone for whom you are grateful.  I usually create some extra little cards  to hand out to anyone I see on Valentine's Day.  It's fun and meaningful!

The Sure Do Love You Suite from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog gives you some beautiful options for creating for Valentine's Day.  Today's makeover is a beautiful card that is simply put together.

The inspiration for this card comes from the project seen in the video below.  Let's take a look...

See this Valentine card idea video on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut base to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 3 1/4", 4" x 1 1/2".
  • Calypso Coral strip is 4" x 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White approx 4" x 3" for stamping and die cutting and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.
  • Gold Foil should be approx 2" x 2" for die cutting.

2018-valentine-1bHere are the supplies used for today's Valentine card project.

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Use Host Code HRKGYYK7 when ordering through my Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Remember that it is Sale-A-Bration and you can earn FREE product with each $50 in product purchase in a single order.  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.

2018-valentine-1cThank you for tuning in for today's 2018 Valentine Card using the beautiful new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.


Beautiful New Stampin' Up! Paper

Painted-with-love-dsp-145580Stampin' Up! has some beautiful new paper collections in the Occasions Catalog.  Above, the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper, is one of my favorites!   With a foil accented print on one side and a colorful print on the other, this paper is especially lovely for Valentine's Day but also beyond!

Here's a video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office highlighting these beautiful papers.

See these beautiful new designer series papers on You Tube HERE.

Click the links to see all of the new papers available in the Occasions Catalog below:

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It's Sale-A-Bration time!  The biggest Stampin' Up! event of the year!

For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

Use Host Code: HRKGYYK7 and receive a gift in the mail from me!

Discover the beauty in these new designer papers from Stampin' Up! and make your upcoming creations shine!


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2018

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It's that time for our new Occasions Catalog to go LIVE as well as the kick off of the biggest Stampin' Up! Event of the Year, Sale-A-Bration!

The start of the new year is a great time to make a big supply of birthday cards and Valentine cards and gifts.  There are so many fun new products available to make your crafting experience the best ever!  And, you can earn FREE product with each $50 in product purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

And, you can earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2018. 
Here are the details:

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Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:


  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2018) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com

OR

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorials and be eligible for specials and prizes! 

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  Questions? Email or call me at 409-719-2853.

Shop the new Occasions Catalog now and start earning some awesome products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! Host Code: HRKGYYK7