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 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.

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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!


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!

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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.

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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!


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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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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  • 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.
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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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Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #6

2017-stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-6Are you ready for the sixthin a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas?  I have found that the Year of Cheer Suite makes beautiful, clean and crisp  cards for Christmas.  And, the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper in that suite is so elegant and gorgeous and would be beautiful for wedding cards and decor as well.  You can see it in action HERE.

The Winter Wonder Embossing Folder makes a wow statement on this card.  The Whisper White is perfect, don't you think? And, for a beautiful accent that doesn't steal the show from the focal point, the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape adds a great border.

Let's take a look at the "how-to" video tutorial to assemble this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea.

Click HERE to see the sixth in a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas on You Tube.

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Whisper White card stock: 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2" and another piece at 4" x 5 1/4".  You'll also need a scrap piece for stamping and punching a 1" Circle.
  • Cut Vellum strip 3/4" x 3".
  • Optional: Add a Rhinestone to the middle of the snowflake. Rhinestone Basic Jewels [144220]
  • Tip:  I love using Soft Suede Classic Ink when working with accent metallics of gold, champagne, and copper.  When silver is your main metallic, I use Basic Black or Basic Gray.

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Hope you are enjoying the 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card series and you are inspired to create your holiday greetings this year!

 


Make A Hand Stamped Christmas Card with One Ink Color

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How about making a stamped card for Christmas with only one color of ink? This a makeover of a card from a video tutorial that was very popular several years ago.  Using one color of ink with white is elegant and classic.  And, it's helpful when making a batch of cards for the holidays!

Let's take a look at the video from the past.  Then read on for more information on today's card.

Click here to see this Christmas card making video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Embossed layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip of Whisper White is 1 1/2" x 4".
  • You'll need a 4" x 4" piece of Whisper White for stamping and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  If you'd like more information, just click on the photo/product name.  Questions?  I'll be happy to help you!

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Try using one color ink along with white on your next card and thank you for tuning in for today's Christmas card makeover project! 


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #5

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2017-5aToday's 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea is the fifth in a series and features the extremely beautiful Year of Cheer Suite from the Holiday Catalog.

This particular design was borrowed from one of the Make and Takes from my 2017 Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Thailand.  It is absolutely lovely, isn't it?  I wanted to re-create it in video format for you because it's a clean and simple design some fancy products.  You'll see the listing below the video. Let's take a look!

Click here to see this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea on You Tube.

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

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Crumb Cake cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut Year of Cheer Specialty Paper to 5" x 4 1/4".
  • Cut Copper Foil strip to 4 1/2" x 3/4".
  • Cut Whisper White for sentiment  to 1/2" x 2 1/2".
  • Cut about 14" of Basic Black twine.

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Stampin-up-christmas-card-2017-5cI am thinking that I will be making more of these...such an eye catcher! Hope you enjoyed this video tutorial for the the 5th in a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card ideas!


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.

Table-setting-gift-holidays-2Below is the list of Stampin' Up! supplies used on today's project. 


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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!