Paper Pumpkin Savings! 50% Off First Kit!

Shareables-1_PP_Sept_Promo_Aug0817Have you been interested in trying out Paper Pumpkin but never subscribed?  Would you love a simple, fun creative experience each month?

Now is a great time to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. If you subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s  Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!

Just sign up HERE using promo code HALFOFF0917 by September 10.

Here's a message from the Stampin' Up! Home Office:

So don’t wait! You will love to get September’s kit at an outstanding introductory rate.  And, you won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! From what I hear these kits will be supercute and VERY festive!  It's a surprise every month for me, too!

Fall into savings with Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first kit in September!


Don't Miss This!...Sales Tax Holiday!

With the month coming to an end, I wanted to send a few reminders and some news that will affect some of you in several states in the U.S.  Read on so you don't miss out!
 
  • BONUS DAYS coming to an end on July 31st!

With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! There is not limit to the amount of coupons you can earn!  It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

 

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!

 
  • Sales Tax Holiday in some states!
Check this file to see if you are in one of the participating states.  Read the chart carefully to see what items qualify and if there are amount limits for items.  Your order must be placed within the dates for your given state and no later than 11:50 MT on the last date.
 
  • Become a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team in July and receive some freebies along with your Starter Kit!

Sign up in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! You will also receive the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

As a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team, you will:

  • Have access to our private Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, updates, and sharing of ideas.
  • Receive weekly emails with information, ideas, and tips. 
  • Receive personal support from me via email and/or phone. I would love to have you on my team!

Your Starter Kit $125 in product of YOUR choosing plus the FREE Essentials Gift Pack that will automatically to you Starter Kit.  Questions? E-mail me! 

Or, if you're ready to get started, click here!

 

Any questions?  Email me, text or call me at 409-719-2853.

 

P.S.  After my "Honey love duties" are done this evening, I will be going LIVE for a little while in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group.  A little late night stamping...after 8 PM Central.  Join us!

 

Tuesday Tip- Clustering Technique

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For today's tip, here's a fun technique that's easy to do with your clear photopolymer sentiment stamps.  Create an awesome background or partial background for a unique, one of a kind look.

For best results, use a bold color and a lighter shade of the same hue.  Let's take a look at the video...please forgive the static in a couple of places.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing that!

 

See the clustering technique video here on You Tube.

Rubber-stamping-technique-clustering-1Lisa's Inklings:

  • Easier to do this technique by looking down directly over your card stock.  (Recording did not allow me to do that!)
  • Odd number of rows is more pleasing to the eye. 
  • The two rhinestones at the top covered two oops! ink spots. 
  • Try this technique at an angle on your card front.

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SPECIALS:

BONUS DAYS!

Just a few days left to earn $5 coupons that you can use on your order next month!
With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

Free Gift from Lisa with Purchase!

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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!

Thank you for checking in for this week's Tuesday Tip.  I hope you'll give this clustering technique a try on your next cardmaking project!

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Birthday Note Card

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday project with a sweet birthday note card made with the beautiful Eastern Beauty Bundle from Stampin' Up!

If you're looking for a way to make a card and shorten the steps, try keeping a supply of our Note Cards with Envelopes on hand!  You'll have your card base ready to go and a smaller card front area to adorn with your stamped images, designer papers, and embellishments! Get them in both Very Vanilla and Whisper White!  You'll get 20 cards and envelopes in each pack for only $6.00!  That's amazing!

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-2Let's take a look at the video that inspired this today's card...

You can see this original video on You Tube HERE.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card!  Remember you'll earn a $5 Bonus Coupon from Stampin' Up! to use in August for each $50 in product purchase in July!  Read more about it HERE!

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I love sharing with my customers! 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!

7-17-birthday-notecard-video-4Lisa's Inklings:

  • Experiment with layering different patters.  If it's pleasing to your eye, go for it!  The photo above shows my final combo that I decided to use.  The first two made my brain say "whaaaat??" Wish I would have taken those pics! ;)
  • The Fresh Fig piece is cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • The Tranquil Tide pattern is cut  3" x 4 1/2".
  • The Gold Foil patterned piece is cut 2" x 4 1/4".

Try using the Note Cards to create a stack of birthday cards to have on hand and I'll see you tomorrow with another tip!


Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: Using Liquid Glue in Cardmaking

Glue-tip-defaultToday's tip video is in response to a question I received from a reader regarding the use of liquid glue in cardmaking. 

So, today I'm sharing some tips that have worked for me.  Do I ever make a big, sticky mess?  You betcha!  But, if I'll stick to my own advice, it usually works out for the best.

Here's the video with the tips...

You can see the tips for using liquid glue in cardmaking on You Tube. 

July Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!  Earn a $5 coupon for each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax to use on your order in August!
  • Christmas in July-  Starter Kit Special!  Join Stampin' Up! during July and receive an Essentials Gift Pack with your kit. 

See more about the July specials HERE!


Blessed Beyond Measure!

GrandbabiesWe welcomed our new granddaughter, Mia Reese, on July 3.  Getting a lot of lovin' time with her and her sweet cousin, Lyla.  Thank you all for understanding that I am soaking up this family time. 

Remember about the BONUS Days special this month.

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax),

you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Details:

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days Coupon Codes.
  • You will receive an email with your COUPON CODES.  Please keep track of this email(s) with your codes!  Stampin' Up! will not be able to re-send!
  •   Use Host Code Q6C29ZQ6 with your Online Order from Lisa and receive a gift in the mail!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Host Stampin' Rewards for free product on your order and I will still send your gift!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July and Bonus Days Begins Today!

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax),

you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Details:

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days Coupon Codes.
  • You will receive an email with your COUPON CODES.  Please keep track of this email(s) with your codes!  Stampin' Up! will not be able to re-send!

Start shopping today!  Use Host Code Q6C29ZQ6 with your Online Order from Lisa and receive a gift in the mail!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Host Stampin' Rewards for free product on your order and I will still send your gift!

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Ho, ho, ho! Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

Sign up in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! You will also receive the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

As a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team, you will:

  • Have access to our private Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, updates, and sharing of ideas.
  • Receive weekly emails with information, ideas, and tips. 
  • Receive personal support from me via email and/or phone.

Your Starter Kit $125 in product of YOUR choosing plus the FREE Essentials Gift Pack that will automatically to you Starter Kit.  Questions? E-mail me! 

Or, if you're ready to get started, click here!

 

Looking for a Place to Start?

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Want to craft but feel like you don’t have the right supplies? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin! First-time customers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August.

How do you get the discount?

Visit the Paper Pumpkin site and enter Promo Code, STARTHERE, in the space provided!

Besides a great introductory discount, here are some awesome perks of subscribing to Paper Pumpkin:

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!

With your kit each month, you'll get everything you need!

Sign up today and get that creativity started with Paper Pumpkin!


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!

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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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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!

Product List

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

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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!

 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!