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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation Card

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It's that time of year again and today's Makeover Monday is a remake of a graduation card/money or check holder.  This is an easy fold that will make a nice presentation if you are going to a graduation party or reception.  Want to put it in the mail?  Make an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board!

The stamp set used for this 2017 graduation card is retiring from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  There is only one week left for ANY of the RETIRING stamps to be guaranteed.  Don't miss out on these sets! This one is called "Placed You'll Go" and the sentiments are not the traditional "Happy Graduation" or "Congratulations" but convey the same wishes with fun and adventurous sentiments.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial that inspired today's card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card stock for base is cute at 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".  Score at 3" and 6 1/4".
  • Cut designer paper for outside and Whisper White for inside at 2 3/4" x 6 1/4".
  • Whisper White is used to stamp main image on front and die cut with large circle from Layering Circles Framelits.
  • To accent the image on the inside and outside of card, an image from the retiring Gorgeous Grunge set was stamped over top in Crumb Cake.
  • Belly Band is  cut at 1" x 7 1/2"
  • About 15" of Linen Thread is twisted and adhered behind die cut circle before attaching to belly band.

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Here are the supplies used for today's card.  Simply click the links to shop...thank you!

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*Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Promotions:

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Thanks for tuning in for today's makeover for a 2017 Stampin' Up! Graduation card...see you again soon!


Make a Sunflower Card with Eastern Medallions

Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-1On this happy Friday, let's take a look at a card making project using the sunflower made with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits.

I am loving this bundle of new products in the early release...thank you, Stampin' Up!  It is beautiful and versatile and I know you've probably heard me say that 100 times!  This Eastern Palace Suite has been a delightful surprise...it's so hard to put down!

Let's take a look at the video recording of the assembly of this card.

Supplies used to make this card:

 

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Current Host Code: N29HYSRK
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Eastern-medallion-sunflower-card-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Old Olive Base- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Old Olive Layer- 4 3/4 x 3 1/4, scraps to die cut leaves
  • Watercolor Paper- 4 1/2 x 3
  • Designer Series Paper- 4 x 5 1/4
  • Crushed Curry- 3 x 6 for die cutting
  • Basic Black - 3 x 3 for die cutting
  • Chocolate Chip - 3 x 3 for die cutting

Promotions:

Eastern Palace Suite Bundles available May 1-31, 2017

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $60.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (new!) FREE!
 

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Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack  
Mini Tassels Assortment  
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (new In Color!)  
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies  
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (new!) FREE!

Hope you enjoyed today's sunflower card making project with the Eastern Palace Suite and wish you a wonderful weekend!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tying Ribbon in Cardmaking

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday where you can learn an easy way to tie ribbons on your card making projects.  This is a simple but classic layout on this birthday card and the ribbon is the finishing touch. 

For this design you can use any designer paper, coordinating card stock and ribbon.  You can let the designer paper be in the spotlight and add a simple sentiment for any occasion.   This paper is retiring and discounted (Click HERE---it may still be available!), and if you're like most paper crafters, you have a stash that you can dig through to make this work.

Take a look at the video below and read on for information on cutting dimensions.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cut your designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4" and a different coordinating print at 1 1/4" x 4".
  • Use a contrasting color of  coordinating card stock and cut at 1 1/2" x 4" to back the strip of designer paper.
  • You'll need a piece of a light color neutral to stamp and punch your sentiment.
  • Notice that I leave the ribbon on the spool in the video.  If you can do this, you'll save on ribbon by not cutting it too short or too long.

Just wanted to remind you that there are still many items available on the 2017 Stampin' Up! Retiring List. 

Some items are 40% -50% off!  See a list of my favorites HERE.

If you'd like to take a peek at the full list, click here to gain access.

Several items have sold out but are still listed.  If you have questions, please let me know.  

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-2Thanks for tuning in to check out today's makeover project on tying ribbons in card making...see you again soon!


My Top Five Discounted Favorites on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Top5.blog-post-imageWith the retiring list just announced this week from Stampin' Up!, I wanted to share my favorites that are discounted 40% - 50%.  These items are available only while supplies last and at the time of this writing, I am hoping that these are still available for you to purchase.

Here are the photos with direct links to shop!

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Want a refresher on how the Gift Box Punch Board works?  See the video below from the Stampin' Up! Home Office.

SEE THE ENTIRE LIST...

If you'd like to see the entire list of retiring products, click here for the links to the PDF and also a sortable Excel spreadsheet. Sort by retiring stamps, embellishments, kits, etc.  Please keep in mind that there are already items that have sold out. 

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Cupcakes and Carrousels Designer Series Paper Stack Sample

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Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

and Succulent Framelits Dies Sample

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Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper Sample

Current Host Code: EVC3KBUH
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

 If I can help you with your order, please contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or you can call or text 409-719-2853.

Thank you for tuning in today for my top 5 discounted Stampin' Up! Retiring Products!


Coming in April...A Special Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

Sabcel.blog-post-featureWant to be part of my special event in April...a Sale-A-Bration Celebration?

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

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

Gifts

“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:

  Get 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) in addition to your Starter Kit!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 4- March 31, 2017) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com!

This online Facebook event will be held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

 If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorial as well as the “Pillow” gifts.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853.

I'd love to have you join us for this Sale-A-Bration Celebration special online event in April!

 


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!

 Now is the best time to get in on the fun of Paper Pumpkin...get a prepaid subscription and earn SALE-A-BRATION Rewards!

 


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

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I'm on the road traveling (driving) today but wanted to remind you about my Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2017.  Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

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

Gifts

“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 4- March 31, 2017) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com!

OR

  Get 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) in addition to your Starter Kit!

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

  If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorial as well as the “Pillow” gifts.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853.


Calling All Kit Lovers!

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Card kits are always a great option whether you are a new crafter or just love using elements from kits to come up with creative projects of your own!  The Pretty Pocket Card Kit for a fun and easy crafting experience and you can earn it for FREE during Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration!
With each order of $50, you can earn a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration choices through March 31st!  This kit is just one of the options and would be perfect to put together for a gift for someone.

Here's a video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office to tell you more about this kit...

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS:

 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • January Thank You Gifts!

If you love the ease of a kit for those times you need some quick cards, be sure to choose this Pretty Pocket Card Kit as one of your FREE choices with your $50 qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration!


Playing Catch Up, iPhone Problems, and Sharing a Cute Handmade Card!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-2Today's project is a super cute card and video tutorial created with Hey, Chick from Stampin' Up! that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

But, first...a little about why I've been absent a few days.  Along with having the blessing of our daughter and grandbaby here for a week, I've managed to have the worst sinus headache that I've had in YEARS!  It has knocked me down!  I am much better today so I wanted to share one of the many projects that are sitting in my craft room waiting to be shared! 

One more thing...my iPhone has about topped out on space....How does that happen??? I have 55 GB and have deleted almost EVERYTHING from my phone! This really upsets me...my phone is less than a year old. :( If you have any ideas, please let me know!  I use my phone to record my videos and I barely have room to record a 5 minute video!

OK...enough of the rant!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-1Isn't Miss Chick adorable?  This set is so much fun!  In fact, all of the Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn for FREE are amazing!  That's right...it's Sale-A-Bration and you can earn any item from the special Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax.

Here's the video for today's project...

Here's the list of projects for today's card.  Simply click the links to go to my online store.

Product List

Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-3Here's the inside of the card!  Also stamped like this on the front of the envelope!
Thanks for checking in for today's Sale-A-Bration card and video tutorial.  Hope to see you again soon!
 

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Party!

Occ17_p54aIt's almost time for the launch of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalog  and we will be having a party to kick it off tonight here on Facebook LIVE at 8:00 PM Central Time!

Join in for fun crafting chat, project demonstrations, and all the details about this biggest event of the year for all of us who love Stampin' Up! products!

Find our free private Facebook group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers, HERE. Request membership, then I'll invite you to the event.  Don't worry if you can't join us this evening.  Accept the invitation to the event, and you can view the videos and information at your convenience. 

NEW for 2017! January Showcase Bundle- Sending Love

January-shcase-bundle-peekThe January Showcase Bundle is the Sending Love Bundle from p.14 of the Occasions Catalog.  This bundle includes the Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set and Love Notes Framelits Dies bundled together for a 10% discount! (Item #144705).  Purchase this bundle from me, Lisa Brown, and receive the exclusive project video tutorials for the projects seen in the sneak peek photo above using the stamp sets and framelits in this bundle.  Add the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (#142733), any of the coordinating embellishments, or add your choice of product to total $50 before shipping and tax and choose a Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!

 

Available beginning January 4, 2017!

Product List

Join our private group now--it's FREE, and I'll see you tonight for the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalog Kickoff party!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Happy Happenings Birthday Card

Happy-happenings-birthday-card-1We are still celebrating Christmas here in the Brown home but I wanted to pop in to share a birthday card made with Stampin' Up! Happy Happenings.

The Moroccan Designer Series Paper inspired the color scheme and the Timeless Textures stamp was used to add some background stamping.

Here's the video that inspired the birthday card...

Here's the shopping links for today's card.  Simply click the links to access my online store.

Product List

 

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SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

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Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Shop the last days of the Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Happy-happenings-birthday-card-2Thanks for checking in for today's birthday card for Makeover Monday...see you in the next post!


Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog debuts on January 4th along with the launch of the biggest event of the year, Sale-A-Bration!

If you are a customer of mine and have made a purchase from me in the last six months, you should be receiving a catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator  and live in the U.S. and would like a catalog, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

I am so excited to share some of the new products with you!  Be sure to join us on Facebook HERE on December 30th for our Ink and Inspirations Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Kickoff!

In the meantime, be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Online Store for the Closeout!

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!
  • Retiring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog are only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Thanks for checking in today...see you again soon!


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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SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • 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!

 

 

 


Last Chance for Christmas!

Just wanted to pop in with a quick message!  Today is December 15th and Stampin' Up! recommends ordering by today for the best chance of delivery before Christmas.  So if you have some gifts to buy, be sure and get that order in today! 
Have questions or need help?
Text or call me at 409-719-2853
Here are some ideas:
 

Product List

 

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

 

Shop now for Christmas!

Have a great day,

Lisa