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

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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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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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.


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 cute and easy!

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

Reason-for-the-season-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upStamped with Reason for the Season from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

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.


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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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


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!



  • 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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Makeover Monday- 2016 Easter Basket Treat

2016-easter-basket-treat-stampin-up-number-of-years-makeover-videoToday's makeover is a sweet little box that's just right for an Easter Basket treat for 2016

The original video from the past has a different (wire) handle so this time around, we are using an easy card stock handle.  The spring time vouquet stamps from the Number of Years set from Stampin' Up! is a sweet adornment to accompany the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

 Here's the directions in this video from the past. It's sweet and easy and you can customize it for any occasion.


  • For the handle, cut a piece of card stock at 1/2" x 7 1/2".
  • Staple each end of handle to top of each side.
  • Staples are covered with a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
  • Adorn the center of the flower with an enamel dot or rhinestone.
  • Stamped image is punched with 2" Circle punch and backed with a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.

Leave a comment below this post and one name will be drawn to receive the kit to create this makeover box.  I'll announce the winner on Saturday, the 12th!

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Throw Back Thursday - Punch Art Easter Chick


While recuperating and taking a video break, let's revisit this idea and video tutorial for this punch art chick for Easter.

With a couple of punches, you can easily assemble this little fellow to adorn Easter treats or cards.

See the how-to in this video and you'll want to get punch-y to make your own chicks!

 Try these punches to make this little chick:

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 This punch art Easter chick is super cute and easy to make so give it a try!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Trash to Treasure

Stampin-up-winter-wonderland-button-box-makeover-12-21Ever start to throw something into the trash and then think, "Wait a minute...I might be able to use this," and tuck it into a drawer for "that day"?

I do this often and sorry to say that many times, I'll end up trashing it anyway. But this time, it was different.

If you have Stampin' Up! buttons, you probably have some of these circle shaped plastic boxes in your craft room.  Well, let me tell's just the  right size to dress up and hold a pair of earrings or a few mints.

The embellishment that tops it off may look a bit familiar.  You're right! It's the same concept and supplies that was shared in last week's Makeover Monday HERE.

Today's makeover is this trash to treasure piece featuring the BEAUTIFUL Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

You can see the original version below or HERE on my You Tube Channel.


  • Short on time?  Top off your button box with a simple stamped image punched with your circle punch.
  • Use the Specialty Paper, Gold Foil, or Glimmer Paper to add a shine to your project in lieu of glitter.  Dazzling Details works great, too!
  • Our Tear and Tape is much easier to use than Sticky Strip.  Just rip off a piece and you're good to go!
  •  Our Washi Tape is varying widths really made this makeover come together in a jif!
  • Gold Cording is sold out!  Subsitute 1/8" Gold Ribbon. (see below)


Supplies used on this project:

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