Tuesday Tip: 24 HOURS Until the Start of the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

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There are just 24 hours left before the members of our mailing list will receive 12 awesome Christmas project ideas as we begin the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

These projects will include 5 Christmas card ideas, 4 gift ideas, and 3 packaging ideas! 

The only way that you will be able to receive these awesome Christmas project ideas is if you sign up for our mailing list.  

If you already receive emails from me, not to worry!  You are on the list and will receive these fun holiday project ideas! 

If you are not, do not delay!  Sign up for our Mailing List NOW!


Coming Soon...12 Weeks of Christmas!

12wksblogheader.email-headerBeginning one week from today on October 4 at 1:00 PM Central Time, members of our mailing list will receive 12 awesome Christmas project ideas!

These projects will include 5 Christmas card ideas, 4 gift ideas, and 3 packaging ideas!  The only way that you will be able to receive these awesome project ideas is if you sign up for our mailing list.  

If you already receive emails from me, no worries!  You are on the list and will receive these fun holiday project ideas! 

Don't miss out on these fun and festive projects!  Sign up for our mailing list today!

 

 


Tuesday Tip: Special Kits for Your Holiday Crafting!

PP_Coordinating_Kits_Shareable_new_subscriberWelcome to a special, simple and fun holiday crafting experience coming to you soon from Paper Pumpkin! Welcome to a Season of Style!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

These two coordinating kits means that:
1) You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts
2) You will have more creative options
3) You can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

Maybe you don’t craft regularly but still love to make holiday cards and gifts? With so much coordinated cuteness on tap, now’s the perfect time to dive in and subscribe!

Or, maybe you are an avid papercrafter who wants quick and easy projects to add warmth to the holiday season but  you don’t have time to shop and prep for projects.  Paper Pumpkin's Season of Style coordinated kits will be perfect for you!

Here's a message from Carrie Warner from the Stampin' Up! Home Office...

Although the kits contain stand alone projects...you don't need both months' kits to complete the projects...you won't want to miss either month so subscribe now so you won't miss out!

You will receive both the October and November kits weeks before the hectic holiday season begins—leaving you with plenty of time to craft. And since papercrafting may not be at the front of your mind this early in the season, just think of how great it will feel to have cute projects all ready to go. You’ll impress everyone at your holiday parties and get-togethers with darling handmade projects . . . and no one will ever know how easy they were to create!

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  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
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Subscribe to Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin to get your holiday crafting on with Season of Style!

 

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Carols of Christmas Card Idea

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For this week's makeover, let's take a look at a Christmas card idea that features the early release stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Carols of Christmas.

This card features the stamp set without the coordinating framelits.  You can see other beautiful samples featuring both the stamps and framelits in this bundle on this page.

Today's version has a couple of changes that I'll share in the inklings below.

You can see this Christmas card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Although I've only used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I've included the links to the bundles with the framelits below.  Just click through below!

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Stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-8-7Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip with stamped images is cut 2" x 4" and is not punched as in the video.
  • Two pieces of ribbon are tied rather than glued as in video.

You'll enjoy working with the Carols of Christmas set for your holiday cards.  Thanks for tuning in for seeing the makeover made with this holiday stamp set.


Early Release from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

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During the month of August, your will have early access to one of our top-trending bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog!
This is a beautiful combo of products and you will love using for early holiday crafting.
​Introducing the Carols of Christmas set and Card Front Builder Thinlits!  Purchase these as a bundle and get a 10% discount!
 
Let's take a look at it in this video from the Home Office!
 
 

Here is a close up look at the samples...

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Placed an order of $50 or more in July?  Use your coupon code for a discount when ordering this bundle.

Get your beautiful Carols of Christmas set now through my online store. 

Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July

6-14-fourth-of-july-party-favorsTo celebrate Flag Day here in the U.S., let's make these patriotic party favors!  These little treat cones always turn out cute and you can make them in any size by starting with a square piece of designer paper or cardstock. 

Please forgive the fact that my treat cones are not stuffed with delectable goodies.  It's just too tempting for me!  So, I opt to stuff with shredded cardstock which will add to the look of your project even with or without the treats!

Embellishing these little cones has no boundaries.  Have glue dots?  Then, you're set to go!  I have found that the best adhesive to assemble to cone is Tear & Tape.  It's easy and convenient and provides a good stick.

Here's the how- to in today's video tutorial.  Have questions or suggestions?  Post in the comment section below!

See the Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this favor, I started with a 3 x 3 piece of designer paper.  You make these starting with any size square.
  • Glue Dots make it easy to add ribbon and embellishments for these treats.
  • You can make these cones for any occasion!  See other examples HERE and HERE.

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Happy Flag Day!  Thanks for checking in to see today's patriotic treat project!


Monthly Crafting Kit Special!

PP_SAB_Sharable-2_2017_USWouldn't you love getting a crafting kit each month in your mailbox? If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin,  now is the perfect time—you can get a discount, grab a free Sale-A-Bration item, and get three months of papercrafting bliss!  It's a crafting surprise coming to your mailbox for 3 months!

Already subscribed to Paper Pumpkin?  How about purchasing a subscription as a gift for your friend, spouse, child, or parent and have a crafting buddy every month.

For even bigger savings and more rewards, surprise yourself every month for a year! Get a 12-month Paper Pumpkin subscription and you’ll save over $2/month, get Stampin’ Rewards, and earn 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Kits vary from cards, 3D items, home/party decor, and more.  Just take a look at the year in review from 2016...some awesome past Paper Pumpkin Kits!

I always get the yearly subscription during Sale-A-Bration so that I can save $2 per month, earn 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, AND Stampin' Rewards with my order!

Click the links below to order for yourself AND a friend...what a fun gift!

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Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #4

Diy-last-minute-christmas-gift-aChristmas is almost here so today's tip is an easy project that you can create as a gift with supplies from your crafting stash and maybe a little something from your kitchen!

Need a gift for a neighbor?  Sit back, relax, and watch this video to see the easy process. 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Study your glass to determine what width you would like your strips to be.
  • For this one, the strips measure 2 1/2 x 12 and 1 1/2 x 12.
  • The excess was trimmed after wrapping the paper around the glass.
  • Here, die cuts and ribbon were used for embellishing, but you can easily use a stamped image or punched pieces.

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  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!
  • Retiring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog are only guaranteed through tomorrow, December 21st!  After that, these sets will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! (Don't miss Merry Mice!!)

Hope you have a great day and are enjoying and not stressing over the hustle and bustle!

Thanks for tuning in for this quick last minute Christmas gift idea tip and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!

 

 

 


DIY Stocking Stuffer Idea with Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas

Stampin-up-cookie-cutter-christmas-notebook-stocking-stuffer-aToday's project is a stocking stuffer idea with  the Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.  It's a remake of yesterday's cute Halloween project.

These little notepads would be so cute to tuck in a stocking.  Or, keep a basket of these ready to hand out to little ones who visit during the Christmas season.

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Let's take a look at the details in the video below.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project:

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Stampin-up-cookie-cutter-christmas-notebook-stocking-stuffer-dI hope you enjoyed today's Christmas stocking stuffer project!  Tune in tomorrow for details on World Cardmaking Day and October Specials!


Tuesday Tip- Card Making 101: Cutting 4 x 4 Cards

Cardmaking-tip-cutting-card-stockThis week's video is the sister to our last tip regarding those special 12 x 12 offerings in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

This is the time of year when most of us are thinking about mass producing those holiday and Christmas greeting cards and let me tell you, this sister tip can be one of your best friends.

In today's video, you'll see how to cut four cards from one 12 x 12 piece of card stock that you'll want to purchase after watching last week's video.

And now, on with the show!

Here are some of the cards that I made with these cuts...so cute and easy!

Suite-seasons-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upStamped with sentiment from Suite Seasons.

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Cookie-cutter-christmas-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upFeaturing the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Gingerbread-cookie-cutter-christmas-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upAnother sample with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Click the links below each photo to see the awesome stamp sets used for these Christmas Cards.  While you're at it, be sure to check all the awesome new deals in the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack! Lots of items added today!

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Hope today's tip is helpful for you when cutting card stock for cards!  Using the Stampin' Up! 12 x 12 card stock makes it easy when mass producing...give it a try!


Christmas Gift Card Holder Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons

Stampin-up-suite-seasons-christmas-gift-card-holder-aLet's remake yesterday's 2016 Halloween project into this fun Christmas Gift Card Holder using the Suite Seasons set from Stampin' Up!

This sweet sentiment combined with the precious Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper  will make a great presentation for this appreciated gift.

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Here's the how-to-video tutorial so you can make one, too!


 

 

 

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It's easy to remake a project to make it work for a different occasion.  Changing the designer paper and stamped image from this Halloween project took little effort with great results. Thank you for checking in for today's 2016 Christmas Gift Card Holder Video!

 


A Peek at the Christmas Pines Bundle from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-aOne of my favorite products from the new  2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is the Christmas Pines Bundle which is available for purchase on September 1, 2016.

The sentiments in the set and the beautiful Pretty Thinlits make this a must have combo for the upcoming fall and holiday season.  Are you ready?

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-bToday's project and video tutorial is a remake of this Halloween project which also features products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  For Halloween, fill with treats...for Christmas---treats or a Gift Card!

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-cLet's take a look at the video tutorial for this Christmas box...

Lisa Inklings:

Measurements for box and layers...

  • Very Vanilla: 4 1/8 x 7.  Long side up, score at 2 1/8, 3 1/4, 5 5/8, 6 1/2.  Turn and score on 4 1/8 " side at 7/8".
  • Cherry Cobbler CS: (2) 2 1/8 x 3 1/8, (2) 3/4 x 3 1/8.
  • DSP: (2) 2 x 3, (2) 5/8 x 3.

Here is the supply list for today's Christmas project...

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Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-dAren't these delicate thinlits beautiful?  So many possibilities!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project and are looking forward to the Holiday Catalog going LIVE!  And, speaking of LIVE, you are invited to join my Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook and tune in for my LIVE videos there!

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Thank you for tuning in for today's Christmas project featuring the beautiful Christmas Pines Bundle coming soon in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  Leave a comment below for a chance to win this project!

See you again soon!


Makeover Monday- Easy Fourth of July Folded Treat Holder

July-4th-folded-treat-video-6-13Today's Makeover Monday is an easy Fourth of July folded treat holder made with Stampin' Up! Brights colors and some of our sparkly Glimmer Paper.

If you decorate for Independence Day celebrations, this would be the ideal treat holder for your parties or family gatherings.

Take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from 2015.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 9 x 9 square for the size shown in the video.
  • You can experiment with a smaller square for tiny treats.
  • Use at a table setting for place markers or tuck cutlery and napkin or mints inside.

July-4th-folded-treat-6-13Here is the supply listing for today's Makeover Monday project!

 

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 Get ready for the Fourth of July now with this easy folded treat project using Stampin' Up! designer paper!


2016 Easter Treat Cone

  Stampin-up-2016-easter-treat-cone-video-tutorialThese Easter Treat Cones are so easy to make!  Start with a 6 x 6 piece of designer paper and you are literally ready to roll!

The Easter Egg embellishment as seen on one of the cones in the video can be seen yesterday's blog post.

Now, get your 6 x 6 piece of designer paper ready so you can make these cute Easter treat cones as seen in today's video.

 

 Here are the supplies used in today's video:

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll make these Treat Cones now and be ready to surprise and delight your loved ones for Easter!


Make This Stamped Egg for Your Easter Cards

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Today's card and video tutorial shows an easy and fun way to create and Easter Egg card for 2016.

Oval Collection Framelits from Stampin' Up! provide the egg shape!  Watch this video tutorial to catch the special "egg dyeing" technique!

 

inklings:

  • Experiment with your colors.  This color scheme inspired by the beautiful Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • The banner piece provides a stable, less-busy background behind the colorful egg.
  • Try using our Small Oval Punch for smaller Easter eggs.

Here's the supply list for today's Easter card:

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Stampin-up-2016-easter-egg-cardMake an Easter Egg card this year using the idea seen in today's Stampin' Up! video tutorial!