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!

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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!

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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 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.

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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!

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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:

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Small Gift Bag for Christmas

 

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Instructions:
  1. Cut designer paper 6" x 8 1/2" and score with long side up- 3",4",7",and 8".  Turn and score at 1" and 4 1/2".  The 1" score is for the bag bottom.
  2. Cut off small rectangle formed by intersecting scores on bag bottom.  Assemble with Fast Fuse.
  3. Punch Old Olive with 1 1/2" Circle Punch and Real Red with Starburst Punch.
  4. Stamp deer front with Memento Black.  Color with Stampin' Blends. Die cut with Big Shot.  You'll have to trim around antlers with scissors.
  5. Adhere deer with Stampin' Dimensionals to Old Olive circle then these pieces to Real Red Starburst.
  6. Tie bows with two different ribbons then tie together with small piece of Real Red Ribbon. 
  7. Secure top of bag and ribbons with Gold Library Clip.

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Christmas Stockings for Home Decor and Gifts

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You can make some super cute Christmas stockings out of card stock for home decor, treats, or gifts with the Tags and Trimmings Wood Mount or Clear Mount Bundle.  This bundle includes an adorable stamp set, Tags and Trimmings, and the Trim Your Stockings Thinlit Dies from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Combine with the Large Number Framelits Dies and you can make a sweet Advent Calendar!  These would make really cut ornaments for a child's tree, too!


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Let's take a look a video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office with some tips on using these thinlits.

See this Trim Your Stockings video with tips and tricks on You Tube HERE.

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As seen in the video, you can also use these dies to create a pillow box for any occasion!  But for now, use the Trim Your Stocking Thinlit Dies for gifts and home decor for this holiday season.  Shop online any time here in the Online Store.


DIY Mini Gift Idea for Christmas

2017-christmas-gift-coffee-1Today's project is a DIY min gift idea for Christmas that would be a nice thinking of you gift for co-workers, neighbors, or friends.  It was inspired by another "coffee" project that was shared for Halloween.  This one is a bit less involved because we can all use quick and simple projects this time of year, right?

The original idea combined two of our Stampin' Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes but I think this single version is just as cute!  Let's take a look at the original videos and you can decide if you'd like the single or double version.  I'll share a few details about this single version below.  

 

See part 1 on You Tube HERE.

See Part 2 on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Today's makeover version uses a single box that is assembled and with lid closed after the gift is tucked inside.
  • The strip of designer paper that surrounds the box measures 1 1/2" x 9".
  • You'll need approx 4"x 4" piece of designer paper to die cut cup and a thin piece of the Cherry Cobbler diagonal stripe in this collection to  die cut the straw.
  • A piece of vellum cut 2" x 2" should be big enough to die cut the lid and 3" x 3" piece of Crumb Cake to die cut the wrap.
  • Color your Rhinestones with a Stampin' Blends Marker!

 Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies for today's project.  
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Holiday Table Setting Gift Packaging

Table-setting-gift-for-holidays-1This week's makeover is a classy look for your holiday table setting with this little gift packaging idea for a small treat or gift. 

When I first saw this color combo for Christmas, I wasn't too sure if it was going to work for me.  But, get your hands on this beautiful Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper along with some embellishments and the Merry Music Specialty Paper...you'll see a winning combination. 

Black and white is trendy and elegant and you can add a splash of any color to match your decor or table setting.  Here you see Old Olive which is the accent color in this designer paper collection. 

Let's look at the simple how-to for the assembly then you can start thinking about what you'd like to add as the little surprise inside.

Click here to see the original video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For today's project, I cut the paper at 4" x 5 1/2",
  • Apply your Tear & Tape or Adhesive on the wrong side of your designer paper.  (along one side and and center of bottom)
  • Ribbon is cut about 16" long.
  • Brush Old Olive ink  with Aqua Painter over Shimmery White card stock before stamping the sentiment.

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I hope you enjoyed today's makeover of this holiday table setting gift and will continue to check back for more holiday and Christmas projects!


Spooky Treat Bag for Halloween

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Here's an easy little treat bag that is just right for this colorful fall candy corn.  Make it a spooky treat with the Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. 
 
With this easy assembly, you can get the little ones involved to help.  Let them fill the sacks with candy, fold the top piece of designer paper after you've scored it at 1 3/4", or let them attach the sentiment to the topper.
 
Let's take a look at the supplies and how-to directions below.
 
Stamps: 
Spooky Cat (144749)
 
Paper:
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610)
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock (105117)
 
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
 
Accessories:
3" x 6"  Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704)
Black Mini Sequin Trim (144259)
Vintage Crochet Trim (144611)
Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639)
Stamping Sponges(141337)
Classic Label Punch (141491) or 1" Circle Punch (119868)- (depending on sentiment)
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Directions:
1. Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3" x 6". Fill 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bag with candy and lay down over the DSP. Fold over about 1 3/4" and staple shut.

2. Tie Mini Sequin Trim and Vintage Crochet Trim around  and tie in a knot.

3.Stamp sentiment in Memento Black Ink and punch with corresponding punch.  Sponge around this piece with the Memento Black Ink and Stamping Sponges. Adhere to DSP as shown.

4. Add 2 Black Rhinestone Jewels to punched piece.
 
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Spooky-halloween-treat-bags-3This is a fun little bag to assemble and your little ones will love helping, too, so give this Spooky Treat Bag a try for Halloween!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 12- Tall, Skinny Treat Box

Halloween-2017-treat-box-1Believe it or not, we are in the last week of 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 with this tall, skinny treat box.

This is an easy design made with the Spooky Cat Bundle (my favorite for Halloween crafting this year) and will hold lots of little wrapped candies and other treats as you'll see in the video.

Let's take a look at the finale' of this Halloween series...

 

Click HERE to see the final project of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Score with the short side up at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • Turn and score with the long side up at 1 1/2" and 7 1/2".
  • You can wait to decide if you want to sponge the edges until you have the box completed.
  • Using the Pumpkin Pie cardstock makes this a sturdy box but you can also use designer series paper. Just be aware of the weight of your treats!

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How About An Easy Halloween Treat Wrap Idea?

KM-October-Halloween-BoxToday I am sharing a quick post with an easy Halloween treat wrap idea.  This is one that you can make in pretty big quantities if you need for a group, class, or neighborhood trick or treaters.

Here are the details:

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  1. Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock 3" x 7".
  2. Score at 3" and 6".
  3.  Lay the Vintage Crochet Trim out on the front after you put treat on the inside.
  4. Cut the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 2 ¾" x 2 3/4"  and adhere to the front to hold down the Vintage Crochet Trim.
  5. Stamp the Halloween sentiment in in Pumpkin Pie and and add accents over top with the Basic Black Stampin Write Marker.
  6. Use the Everyday label punch to punch out sentiment.
  7. Put Black Rhinestone Jewels on the side 
  8. Don’t for get to add your treat and tie up the treat and add the sentiment to the front!

Here's a look at the inside of the treat wrap...

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Hope you've enjoyed today's Halloween treat idea and be sure you don't miss the 12 Weeks of Halloween project posted on Wednesday!

 


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!

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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.

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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!