Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea with Blended Seasons

2018-handmade-christmas-card-stampin-up-blended-seasonsToday's project is a 2018 Christmas Card idea with the limited time, Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Bundle.  This is a beautiful collection of products that will take you crafting through every season of the year!

Back to talking about Christmas cards...

This particular style card is one you could mass produce if you create in stages.  How about this?

  1. Cut your cardstock bases and designer paper layer.
  2. Die cut your layering frames.
  3. Stamp your images and sentiments.
  4. Color your images.
  5. Cut and tie ribbon around designer paper.
  6. Assemble front of the card.
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  7. Cut neutral cardstock layer for the inside of the card.
  8. Stamp inside sentiment.
  9. Write your greeting and sign your card.

When you break it down into steps like this, it seems manageable, doesn't it?

Here are the products that you will need to make this Christmas card.

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2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-blended-seasonsHave you started your holiday cards?  Leave a comment and let us know and thanks for tuning in for today's 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea. See some other cards made with this bundle HERE and HERE.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 Facebook LIVE and a Giveaway

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Here's another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea to wind up our Christmas in July Week here on inkandinspirations.com

There were some technical difficulties with the original LIVE  broadcast (blurriness) so I gave it another try.  You'll see the "better" video below.  The beginning is a little fuzzy but it clears up nicely so you can see the how-to video.

Card Details:

  • Card base is Real red CS cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White for main image is cut 3" x 3 1/2".
  • Night of Navy CS behind main image is cut 3 1/4" x 3 3/4".
  • Under the Mistletoe DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".

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Leave a comment below for a chance to be selected by random drawing for a prize!  The winner chosen here will receive a Stampin' Up! Bone Folder from me and will be announced when I return from the Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise, July 29, 2018.

Thanks for visiting and joining me for these 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas!

 

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #5

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Here's the fifth in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. Hopefully, you have been inspired to start your holiday cards or maybe even start the planning stage.  If you missed the other cards this week, you can go back to Monday's post HERE and proceed through the week to see all of the cards.


Today, we are going to switch it up and work with some fun images, a coordinating punch, and coloring with Stampin' Blends, the Stampin' Up! alcohol markers. These darling images from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set (photopolymer- 142043)are so much fun to color and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch(140396) makes for an easy finish for this simple card.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Cookie Cutter Christmas card.

Click here to see this 2018 Christmas card video on YouTube and be sure to subscribe to my channel and click the "bell" to receive notification of new videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Whisper White cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Scrap of Whisper White for stamping and punching.
  • 1/2" strip of Whisper White for sentiment.

See the products used in today's Christmas card video below:

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Below is the other card used in the video with a different image from the stamp set and different color scheme.  The designer paper used here is from the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper . (146289)
This paper is one included in the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale during the month of July 2018.

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2018-5blueThank you for joining me for Christmas in July Week!  I'll have a bonus card for you tomorrow and hopefully, you've been inspired to begin your 2018 Christmas cards early this year!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #4

Stampin-up-christmas-card-2018-july-4a It's time for the fourth in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. I hope you have been enjoying the samples and you are inspired to get started on your holiday cards.  Did you see the Christmas Pines card posted here yesterday?


Today's card features the beautiful Night in Bethlehem (wood- 144809, clear- 145282) stamp set and depending on your time, you can also include die cuts from the coordinating Bethlehem Edgelits (144676).

The designer paper is NOT from a holiday collection!  Be sure to watch the video and read on to see where I found this one!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Night in Bethlehem Christmas card.

 

 

Click here to see this Christmas card video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there, subscribe and click the "bell" to receive notice of all my videos!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla CS for main image is cut 3" x 4".
  • You will need a small piece of Gold Glimmer Paper if you want the star for the inside of the card.

Listed below are the supplies used to make today's Christmas card:

Here's a close up look at the inside of the card...

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Thanks for stopping by for Christmas in July Week here on Ink and Inspirations for the fourth Christmas card in the series and I'll see you tomorrow for #5! 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #2

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Welcome to the second in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. If you begin your holiday cards early, you'll be seeing some samples that may give you some ideas and inspire you to get started.  Today's sample features the Mistletoe Season stamp set which is a new holiday set in this year's Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Love that Stampin' Up! has included a beautiful collection of a Christmas themed designer paper in the annual catalog, too.  The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper is included in the designer series paper special from Stampin' Up! this month!   Read all about it HERE!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for today's Christmas card idea...

Click here to see this video on my YouTube channel.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there and click the "bell" to receive notice of all my videos.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper (Under the Mistletoe) is cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Whisper White card stock: scrap for stamping and punching and 4" x 5 1/4" for inside of card.
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock: scrap for stamping and punching.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's Christmas card project. 


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Hope you are enjoying Christmas in July week here on Ink and Inspirations and please tune in tomorrow for another Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July 2018 #1

Stampin-up-christmas-july-2018-1Are you ready for some Christmas card ideas for 2018?  

Welcome to the first in the series of Christmas cards 2018 here on Ink and Inspirations. Many of you have said that you begin your holiday cards early so get ready for some card samples that may give you some ideas and inspire you to get started.  Today's sample features the Rooted in Nature stamp set which is a versatile collection that is great for any season!

Love that Stampin' Up! has included a beautiful collection of a Christmas themed designer paper in the annual catalog, too.  And, as luck would have it, you can take advantage of a Designer Series Paper special this month!   Read all about it HERE!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for this Christmas card idea...

Click here to see this video on my YouTube channel.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there and click the "bell" to receive notice of all my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • You'll need a scrap of Whisper White card stock to stamp and die cut on evergreen tree for each card.
  • Main image area in Whisper White is cut 2" x 4" backed by Night of Navy cut 2 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Under the Mistletoe DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's Christmas card project. 
Placing an online order?  Use Host Code H9Y6T9PQ and receive a FREE gift in the mail from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code so you can redeem your Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

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Thanks for tuning in for this first in a series of 2018 Christmas in July card and be sure to check in all week for more Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas!


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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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.

 


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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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!


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.

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

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

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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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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!