My Getaway Giveaway!

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What do I mean by Getaway Giveaway?

As you are reading this, we are getting ready for a little time away.

First, we will go to Fort Worth to visit my daughter and her family and attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage. OnStage is a day long Stampin’ Up! Event for demonstrators/supporting demonstrators. As my spouse, Jackie is my supporting demonstrator and going with me. We are so excited to see some of our demo friends and the NEW catalog that will debut in June!

With that being the case, I thought we’d have a little fun with a giveaway for those of you in the U.S. I will be giving away several prizes with one being a Stamparatus!

Two ways to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post to get one entry. (No purchase necessary.)

2. Place an order HERE in my Online Store from Tuesday, April 3 - Monday, April 10th using Host Code REAQVYN3, and get another entry!

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

This offer and giveaway only good through Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Hope you will participate in my Getaway Giveaway...don't forget to leave a comment below!

UPDATE: See the winners of the Getaway Giveaway HERE!


Make A Gatefold Card with Eastern Palace Suite

Gatefold-card-belly-band-4-2aToday's project is a gatefold cardmaking video makeover featuring the Eastern Palace Suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  This is a beautiful set and coordinating designer paper with endless possibilties for cardmaking.  It's been quite a while since I've used this set and paper so wanted to share this one today with you.

That front panel is a bit different than what I use on most belly bands.  The band itself can vary in width according to what you like but it needs to be 11" long so you have plenty of room to wrap it around the card and lap it over to adhere it in the back.

Let's take a look at the original video, a Christmas card, below.

Click HERE to see this video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The belly band for today's makeover is 2" wide by 11" long.
  • The panel on the band is 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" in Dapper Denim and 2 1/4" x 4" of Very Vanilla.
  • The flower is colored with a Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pen.
  • For gatefold base, cut cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score at 2 1/8" and  6 3/8".

Gatefold-card-bellyband-4-2bHere are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project makeover:

Product List

Blender Pens
$12.00

Host Code for April:

Use Host Code REAQVYN3 when placing an order in my online store and receive a gift from me in the mail.
 
***If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift.
 
Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.
 
Thank you for stopping by today for our gatefold card with belly band and I'll see you again soon!
 

Just A Few Hours Left!

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Just a few hours left in the biggest Stampin' Up! event of the year...Sale-A-Bration!

Don't miss out in earning some fabulous products for FREE with a qualifying order!  With at least $50 in product before tax and shipping you can earn something awesome for FREE!!  See all the possibilities HERE!

And, the fun continues...you can earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2018. 
Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2018

Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:


  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2018) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com

OR

Take advantage of these last few hours in Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and become part of this special event in April only offered through me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations!


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial on Facebook Tonight!

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Due to a family activity this evening, I will not have my regular LIVE with Lisa on Facebook tonight but there will be a fun Stampin' Up! video tutorial for you to watch!

On Wednesday, I popped on and did a Surprise LIVE and created the card you see above.  It features the Epic Celebrations stamp set that is only available for a few more days and it's FREE with a qualifying order!

In case you missed it, here's the video showing the process and a little chatter from me. :)

 Be sure to tune in to Facebook tonight for another Stampin' Up! video tutorial for a cute 3D project!

 


Countdown for An Epic Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Continues!

It is an epic celebration for sure and the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration event lasts THREE more days!

The projects pictured above are great for the young and young at heart...that's all of us, right?

This Epic Celebrations stamp set can be yours for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  You know that your "young at heart" self would love to have this set!

Here's a peek of a great card from one of my demonstrator friends in Australia, Linda Dalke.

Don't you just love it?  I love those little banners peeking out from behind the Stitched Oval! I just might have to CASE this one! (CASE =Copy And SHARE EVERYTHING)

Below is a video from the Stampin' Up! home office with some "quick" samples.  Let's take a look!

Those look like they are really fun to make, right?  I need to give my set some attention!  It's been really lonely sitting on my shelf!  I have an idea to make a card for my niece who is trying out for drum major this week.

 

Get your Epic Celebrations stamp set for FREE during these last days of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and start creating your young-at-heart creations!


Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Countdown! 4 Days Left!

Sab_white_27Only 4 days left the biggest Stampin' Up! event of the year, Sale-A-Bration!  With each $50 in product purchase you can earn FREE products from the brochures or flyer seen here, here, and here!

Today's featured free choice is the Heartfelt Blooms set and there are some many ways to use it!  The thank you card above has a beautiful monochromatic look with a pop of color!

Below is a beautiful gift box with a tone on tone look in Crumb Cake topped off with some of our pretty gingham ribbon from the annual catalog.

 

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The Thank You card below has the image stamped on Watercolor Paper with a beautiful watercolor wash over top.

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Here's a simple one layer card in Dapper Denim and Calypso Coral.  The contrast in color is striking.

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Below are the images in the stamp set with some beautiful sentiments in lovely fonts!

 

Here's a video highlighting this beautiful stamp set that you can earn for FREE!

*Sale-A-Bration!

During Sale-A-Bration with each $50 you spend on a single order, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

See what you can earn for FREE here, here, and here!

There are only 4 days left to take advantage of getting this set for FREE and not miss out on this great offer during Sale-A-Bration!


The Super Popular Party Panda!

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This much- loved Party Panda set is so popular  and so many have earned it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

There are just 5 more days in this huge Stampin' Up! event of the year where you can earn FREE Stampin' Up! goodies with each $50 in product purchase!

Here are the details for this card:

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Whisper White card stock for main image is cut 2" x 5 1/4" and 1/2" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Balloon is colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.

See the video tutorial for this project HERE.

Here's another project using Party Panda.  This is a cute gift bag that you can customize for any occasion!

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Details for this project:

  • The designer paper for the bag is cut at 7 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score on the long side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Turn and score on the short side at 1" and 6".
  • The Library Clips make a really cute closure for this bag and holds the treat inside until you're ready for it!
  • The black and white theme of the Petal Passions Designer Series Paper is so versatile!  This striped pattern paired perfectly with this panda image and Cherry Cobbler accents.

See the video tutorial for this project HERE.

This set is a sweet one to have for projects like those above and make especially fun cards and projects for kids!

Ready to shop?  Click HERE.

Host Code: K2N7N94R

Use the host code with your online order and receive a gift in the mail from me. Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. 

*Sale-A-Bration!

During Sale-A-Bration with each $50 you spend on a single order, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have some exciting options this year. We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item plus you earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

See what you can earn for FREE here, here, and here!

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Shop now and get this fun Party Panda set for FREE with your qualifying purchase!


Making A Mini Treat Bag and A Tic Tac Holder

Easter-treat-tic-tac-2018Last night, on my Facebook LIVE broadcast, we made a mini treat bag and the Tic Tac Holder for Easter pictured above.   Both are very easy to make and you can customize for any occasion.

The Tic Tac Holder is made with the Hold on to Hope Bundle (wood, clear).  It's a beautiful set at any time of year.

Masculine-mini-treat-bagThe treat bag pictured above is made with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack with the sentiment from Sweet Little Something. It's all tied up with a little trick using our Burlap Ribbon.

The recording of the video from Facebook is below. I was a little on the "tired" side but I managed to present a pretty decent how-to for these projects.  Let's take a look!

Here's the alternate version of the bag...

Pretty-mini-easter-treat-bagIf you missed last week's Easter Treat projects, take a look HERE.

Details for Tic Tac Holder:

  • Cut card stock to 3" x 5 1/4".
  • Score at 1/2", 2 1/4", 2 7/8", and 4 5/8".

Details for Mini Treat Bag:

  • Start with a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper.
  • Score on one side at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4".
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2".
  • Make diagonal folds as seen in video.

Just a reminder that there are just a few more days in Sale-A-Bration! 

Lisa's Specials for March
 
Use Host Code K2N7N94R when placing an order in my online store and receive a gift from me in the mail.
 
***If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift.
 
Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Then, make these mini treat bags and Tic Tac Holder for your Easter Treats!
 
 

Live with Lisa on Facebook Tonight, 7:30 PM, Central!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

I will be sharing two projects that you can use for Easter treats and beyond!  Can't wait to show you!

Enjoy these specials when shopping with Lisa in March!

Sale-A-Bration- We are down to 10 days left in Sale-A-Bration!  Have you seen what's been added from our catalogs that you can earn for FREE Click the image below to see the complete flyer! (Use the item# in the flyer below when selecting your FREE!)

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  • *HOST CODE: K2N7N94R  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, LIVE videos, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,7:30 PM Central...have a great day and I'll see you tonight!


Dry Embossing for Handmade Cards with Stampin' Up! Products

Handmade-card-ribbon-of-courageStampin' Up! offers some great products  for dry embossing on your handmade cards.  As seen above, the embossing is subtle but adds that special something to make this simple card so pretty!

This embossing is created with the Petal Pair Embossing Folders which are in the Occasions Catalog but you can also earn them for FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50!  I think it makes a beautiful background for these products from the Ribbon of Courage Bundle available in wood mount or clear mount stamps.  That one sweet sentiment surrounded by pretty elements is so special.  Use your tools and dies to make your creations pop!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below to see how it all comes together.

 

 See this video tutorial on You Tube HERE!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Play with color.  I usually take my lead on color combos with designer paper.  No designer paper here!  I just went for a color I loved (Pool Party) and found another that would be a contrast yet be pleasing to my eye. Note that I said pleasing to "my eye".  That's what's important.  If you like it, go for it!
  • As mentioned in the video, often times I will die cut shapes in "bulk" in Whisper White then sponge with the color that I need when creating.  Let me tell you...that can be a real time saver.  Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.
  • Click Here for the link to the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet. You may print this for your file.  Get it HERE.

Handmade-card-dry-embossingI love hearing from you so I have a question...What two colors would you use if your were making this card?  Leave a comment below and let's see how many different combinations we can get! I'll be looking forward to your responses and it will be inspiration for all of us.

Thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card idea with dry embossing and I'll see you again soon!


Pretty Technique Fold for Handmade Cards

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Today's cardmaking project "wears" and pretty technique fold for your handmade creations. 

This drapery fold is no more that an angled cut, a few score lines, and an accordian fold.  Put that stash of designer paper to good use with this technique and you'll have some beautiful cards on hand to send to loved ones.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  It will just take a few minutes of your time and you'll have a fun technique fold in your cardmaking bag of tricks!

See this fancy fold technique video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Whisper White is cut 5 1/4" x 4". 
  • Designer paper is cut 10" x 4 3/4".
  • Make a tick mark at 3/4" on one of the 4 3/4" sides.
  • Turn and mark the other 4 3/4" side and 3/4". 
  • Cut designer paper at an angle from tick mark to tick mark.
  • On one of the diagonal pieces, start at the wide end and score at 2", 3", 5", 6", 8", and 9".
  • Accordion fold on the score lines to make your drapery fold.

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Here are the supplies used on today's card:

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This is an easy way to add a beautiful pop of color to your cards. Have you decided which designer paper that you will try this technique with first?  You'll love using this pretty technique fold for your handmade cards.


Did You Reserve A Stamparatus in December?

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I'll be back later today with an easy fun fold technique video.  In the meantime, if you want to see some tips on using the Stamparatus get the information HERE.


Let's Talk About Lists

 

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Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

Are you on my list? If not, please sign up today!

Here are the facts:

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our weekly email with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips.
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Don't delay! 
Click the link below to sign up!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now!