Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Spooky Night Halloween Box

Spooky-night-halloween-box-aToday's makeover is another Halloween box made with the Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

This wide-eyed owl can be stamped right on to the branch on this piece of the Spooky Night paper.  And, don't worry, you can make about 20 of these with the two sheets of this print that come in each designer paper pack.  The reverse side is used for the sides and back.  If  your choose a different pattern for those, you can make up to 32 of these with the owl stamped directly onto the paper.

The project HERE was the inspiration for this Halloween box.  Take a look for the how-to...

You can also find this Halloween box video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the supply list of Stampin' Up! products for today's Makeover Halloween Box.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla for box to 4 1/8" x 7". Score long side at 2 3/8", 3 1/4", 5 5/8", 6 1/2".  Turn and score on short side at 7/8".
  • Cut Basic Black: One piece to  1/8" x 3 1/8" and two pieces- 3/4" x 3 1/8".
  • Cut Spooky Night paper for moon background and back piece to 2" x 3".  You'll want to trim the moon piece where most of the moon is visible.
  • Cut two strips of Spooky Night for sides: 5/8" x 3".
  • Fussy cut the witch hat from Spooky Night paper.

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11 Years and Counting!

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With the new month approaching, I wanted to share some upcoming specials beginning October 1st and some that are continuing through October.  Read through the post so you are informed of all specials!
 
On October 16, 2017, I will be marking my 11th year as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I am so grateful that all the involvement with Stampin' Up! has allowed me and at the top of that list is getting to know so many of you!  Thank you!
 
To celebrate, I will be offering DOUBLE CUSTOMER REWARD POINTS for the entire month of October.  If you are not familiar with my customer loyalty program, CLICK HERE to read more about it.
 
During October, you will receive TWO virtual tokens for each $25 purchase on a single order. (orders may not be combined to earn tokens.)  Read all about my Customer Rewards Program HERE!
 
Now, let's move on to some specials directly from Stampin' Up!
 
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Some great specials to celebrate World Cardmaking Day! See the LIST HERE!
Important:  Several of the stamp sets on the sale list have a coordinating punch or framellit. If you plan on purchasing both, you will get a better deal by purchasing the bundle at 10% off rather than purchasing the stamp set at 15% off and paying full price for the coordinating tool.  Purchase the bundle for the best savings!
 
Be sure to join my Facebook group HERE and Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Facebook Page!  You'll want to see my LIVE videos for World Cardmaking Day!  More info next week!
SPECIAL NOTE:  All proceeds from purchases through my Stampin' Up! online store from October 1-10, 2017,  will go directly to families affected by the recent flooding in Texas.  Thank you in advance!
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There's a lot going on in October to celebrate so be sure to take advantage of the specials and let me know if I can help you!

12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 8- Treat Box with Merry Cafe

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Welcome to Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of 2017 Halloween Projects with this fun treat box featuring the Merry Cafe stamp set and Spooky Night Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Although this particular treat (pictured) above is made for coffee drinkers, you could also fill with sweet treats using the same construction method.

Today's how-to video is in two parts.  Let's take a look at the assembly! Here's Part 1...

And, now, Part 2:

You can also view this 2017 Halloween treat on You Tube at the following links: Part 1 and Part 2.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for this weeks 2017 Halloween Project:

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  Halloween-treat-box-2017-8bLisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need about a 4" x 5" piece of Basic Black for die cutting and stamping.
  • Use a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock to die cut the lid. 
  • Cut the Spooky Night DSP: One piece at 1" x 9" and anothter at 1 1/2" x 12".  You'll need another piece approximately 4" x4" to die cut the cup.
  • Ribbons are cut at approximately 6 1/2".  Linen thread cut to 8".

Here's another look at this Merry Cafe' Halloween treat from a top point of view.

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Need the supplies to create this project?  Simply click the links below.  If this is your first time shopping with me (Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations), visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click the "shop now" button.

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Be sure to check out last week's Halloween project HERE!

Thank you for tuning in for Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects and I'll see you in the next post here on inkandinspirations.com!


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! 

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Tuesday Tip: Cardmaking 101- Undercover Secret

Tip-undercover-secretCardmaking 101 and Undercover Secret may not seem like a likely combination (and, even a little risque)but I'm sure you'll love this tip that's featured today!

Several of the new designer series paper collections in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog have some wonderful images that can be fussy cut or die cut to use on your cardmaking and other paper crafting projects.

 

Here are the three collections below.  One Christmas themed, one Halloween themed, and one perfect for Autumn paper crafting:

If you are in love with Designer Series Paper as much as me, you'll understand when I say that it's just so hard to cut into that beautiful paper!

Well, today's tip will show you how to get the most of these beautiful paper collections especially when using these special images that can be cut and used as a focal point or lovely accent on your projects.

Let's take a look...

 

If you are unable to watch the cardmaking tip video above, hop on over to my You Tube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe so that you'll get notice of all of my new videos.

Was I right?  Isn't this a great tip?  No one who receives your paper crafting/cardmaking projects will ever know this little secret!  Talk about a way to stretch your supplies!...gotta love that!

Ready to go undercover? Here are the designer series papers that you'll need!

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Thanks for tuning in for this week's tip for this undercover secret for cardmaking.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Cute Halloween Treat Bag

Happy-halloween-treat-bag-stampin-up-aToday's fun makeover is this cute Halloween treat bag using products from the Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat suite.  When making Halloween treats, we all love easy and cute, right?  This one is a good size for a few mini chocolate bars or other wrapped candies.

Let's take a look at the original video for the how-to:

Can't see the video above? You can tune in and watch this Halloween treat bag video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the new version of the Halloween treat bag.  Simply click the links to read more about each product or to shop!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • For bag, cut the designer paper to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score on long side at 2", 3", 5", 6". 
  • Turn and score at 1" to form box bottom.
  • Banner piece is cut at 1 1/2" x 6 1/2".

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Here's another look at today's Halloween treat bag!

 

 

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 7- Halloween Treat Tubes

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Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects feature these cute Treat Tubes from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  The stamped label is from the adorable Labels to Love stamp set that covers several occasions and holidays! 

These tubes are an easy way to create treats for a group.  You can see in the above photo that these can hold a few kernels of candy corn.  Here are a few other ideas:

  • Shelled sunflower seeds
  • Hot Cocoa drink mix
  • Reeses Pieces
  • M & Ms
  • Red Hots
  • Any small candy or treat that will fit in the tube!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for today's Halloween project below:

Click HERE to see Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Below is the Stampin' Up! Product List with the supplies used in today's Halloween project.  Simply shop by clicking the links/photos below.

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 4" x 4" for stamping and punching.
  • Cut Basic Black to 3" x 3".
  • Cut Spooky Night DSP strips to 1" x 3".

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Thanks for checking in for Week 7 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Halloween Projects and shop now to get your supplies to start creating these spooky treats!


Tuesday Tip: Rubber Stamping 101- A Little Time Saver for Photopolymer Stamps

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Hello and welcome to a little saving tip for this week for rubber stamping!  In particular, I wanted to share this method for stamping the "potions" in the little bottles seen on this Halloween project yesterday. 

This is especially helpful for two step stamping with photopolymer stamps...stamping one image then a coordinating over top.

One of my Stars Team member recently shared this tip at our virtual team meeting.  (Thanks, Kristen!)  I thought it was a great tip so wanted to record a video tutorial for you and share it here.

This little time saver is one for your photopolymer (our totally clear) stamps.  Let's take a look at this quick video!

Click here to see this time saving tip for stamping with your photopolymer stamps on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in the complete Halloween project using this tip.  Easy ordering...just click the link!

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Hope you find today's time saving tip helpful and if you have a question that you'd like for me to try to answer in a tip video, please leave a comment her below this post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Halloween Cracker

2017-halloween-crackerThis Halloween project for Makeover Monday is a remake of a treat holder modeled after Christmas crackers.  Made with the Envelope Punch Board, these don't make a popping or cracking sound but the shape mimics the original.

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

Click Here to see the original video for making this Christmas Cracker with Stampin' Up! products on my You Tube channel.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's Halloween project. 

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PROMOTIONS:

 

  • FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE! USE HOST CODE: GKA4P3DH with your online order and receive a gift from me!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, PLEASE do not use the HOST CODE.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards with your order and I will still send your gift! 

  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Halloween-2017-crackerFill these "crackers" with some fun Halloween treats to hand out to those precious little super heroes and princesses!  You can make a pretty basket filled with these to use as part of your Halloween decor. 

Thanks for tuning in for this fun Halloween project and I'll see you in the next post with a tip for stamping the little bottles of Halloween potion!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 6- Spooky Pizza Box

Stampin-up-halloween-2017-6bWelcome to Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Spooky-licious Pizza Box that will hold some fun treats.

These boxes are a great for embellishing for gifts or edible goodies.  Available in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, you can use these for crafting special gifts for any occasion.  And, even better, these are easy to assemble with no adhesive required!  How about that??

Let's go ahead and take a look at the video for this Halloween project.

You can also view this Spooky Treat Box for Halloween 2017 HERE on my You Tube channel.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie 12 x 12 Card Stock- (1) 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", (4) 3 1/2" x 1"
  • Cut Spooky Night DSP- (1) 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", (4) 3 1/2" x 3/4", (1 strip) 1 1/2" x 12"
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock- You'll need approx. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for punching and fussy cutting
  • You can see how to create the pleated medallion HERE.


    Stampin-up-halloween-2017-6aHere are the supplies that I used on today's 12 Weeks of Halloween Video. I also used a hot glue gun to attach some of those fancy embellishments!

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PROMOTIONS:

 

  • FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE! USE HOST CODE: GKA4P3DH with your online order and receive a gift from me!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, PLEASE do not use the HOST CODE.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards with your order and I will still send your gift! 

  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Thanks for tuning in for this week's 2017 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project featuring those new Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog!


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.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Subscribe to Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin to get your holiday crafting on with Season of Style!

 

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Patriot Day Card

Patriots-day-stampin-up-card-1Today's makeover and Stampin' Up! card idea is in honor of Patriot Day and those who lost their lives on September 11. 2001. 

The sentiment "Be the Change" is fitting, don't you think? We can all do our part to make this country and our world a better place.

After searching through my stack of designer series papers,  I found this Cherry Cobbler striped pattern in my Be Merry DSP collection and a couple of Dapper Denim pieces from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack completed the red, white, and blue color combo.

Let's take a look at the Fourth of July card that inspired today's makeover...

You can see this Fourth of July card video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's makeover...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4" x 11"; Thick Whisper White.
  • Cut 2 1/4" x 4" of the Cherry Cobbler Stripe.
  • Cut Color Theory DSP Stack pieces: 1 1/4" x 4", 1/2" x 4".
  • Use Heart from Wood Crate Framelits to cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

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  • Merry Patterns Host Promotion: Host a party or place an order of $300 or more by October 31st and you will earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

Thank you for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! card idea in honor of Patriot Day.

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 5- Halloween Banner Part 2

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Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 is the completion of the last week's decorative banner.  Love these little images from the Spooky Cat Bundle in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The bundle includes:

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set with tattooed cats, witches' hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat— 18 photopolymer stamps and the Cat Punch with a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects. (Punched image: 2" x 2").

Let's take a look at the video below with the completion of the banner.

You can see the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Week 5 on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies to complete your 2017 Halloween Banner:

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2017-halloween-banner-5bMake this Stampin' Up! Halloween Banner from the 12 Weeks of Halloween videos Week 4 and 5 now and be ready to decorate your place in a spooky-licious way!

 


Tuesday Tip- Coloring Embossing Paste

Colored-embossing-pasteBefore Tuesday has come and gone,  I wanted to share this week's tip on coloring your embossing paste.  We drove home to Texas today and I just finished the unpacking and setting up my craft area/office here. 

This coloring technique was used on this card that was posted here on Ink and Inspirations yesterday.  This is an easy way to achieve a beautiful tone on tone texture on your paper crafting projects.

Let's take a look at today's tip video...

You can also see this tip video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on coloring embossing paste and I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween banner.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial - Elegant Thank You Card with Embossing Paste

Embossing-paste-thank-you-cardToday's Makeover Monday thank you card features Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up!  Love the look of this tone on tone texture! With ink refills in classic ink, you can make any of our beautiful Stampin' Up! colors to match your creation. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this thank you card.  Same idea using stencils with just a different medium. 

You can see this thank you card  video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for today's project:

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  • PAPER PUMPKIN SPECIAL!  New subscribers get 50% off your September kit! 

Packing today to get on the road back to Texas tomorrow.  Roads are clear for us to get through.  Ready to help my parents with whatever they need ...post Harvey.

Thanks for tuning in for today's thank you card using embossing paste and I'll see you tomorrow with a tip video on coloring that embossing paste!