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!

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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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.
 
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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.

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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!


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #4

Stampin-up-2017-christmas-card-idea-4aThe fourth in a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards features the new Stampin' Blends and the Christmas in the Making stamp set.

In yesterday's video tutorial, I demonstrated the process of coloring this little miss that's from one of my favorite sets in the Holiday Catalog.  It's so much fun to color and I've gotten to "practice" a lot with my new Blends.  I like to stamp a lot of images and put them in a box with my Stampin' Blends.  Then, I can carry with me while traveling, to appointments...anywhere that I'll have some time to sit and "wait".  The complete set fits nicely in one of my old Paper Pumpkin boxes.

Let's take a look at the assembly of the card in today's video tutorial...

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and strip 1/2" x 4"
  • Pool Party 2 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White for image- 2" x 3 3/4".
  • Quilted Christmas DSP- 4" x 5 1/4"

Real Red and Garden Green - scrap for die cutting Stampin-up-2017-christmas-card-4bHere are the supplies used on today's Christmas card:

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Stampin-up-2017-christmas-card-4cI hope today's Stampin' Up! card example inspires you to make some Christmas greetings to send to your family and friends in 2017!


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #3

Stampin-up-christmas-cards-2017-3aThis week we have a sweet and easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea #3 for 2017.  This one is made with a cut and scored Whisper White note card ready for you to use, 20 to a pack...WITH envelopes...ready for you to use!

The Stitched Felt Embellishment and Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack make this card bright and cheery.

Here's the video with the simple how-to.

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 2" x 5".
  • I used about 20" of the Solid Real Red Ribbon.
  • Our Liquid Multipurpose Glue worked best for me on the Stitched Felt.
  • You can "color" the rhinestones with permanent pens or alcohol markers.

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Stampin-up-christmas-cards-2017-3bThanks for checking in for the third in a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas.  I hope these ideas are inspiring you to create some handmade cards for the upcoming season to share with your family and friends!

Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #2

Stampin-up-christmas-card-ideas-2017-2aToday's project is another 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea and video tutorial. 

This card features the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 4" x 4" for stamping and die cutting.
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4", 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and 4" x 4" for die cutting.
  • If you are not using the Layering Squares Framelits, DSP should be cut at 2 1/2" square and the Whisper White for stamping should be cut at 2 3/8" square.

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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:

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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!