Cute Baby Shower Favors

Baby-shower-favor-sideLast month, we celebrated our daughter, who is a mommy-to-be, at a baby shower and this is a close up shot of the favors that I made.

I found the little verse and idea on Pinterest and made "a bunch" of these just as I had for our youngest daughter's baby shower

Here's a little video with the simple how-to:

Simple idea and a sweet thought...don't you think?  Sorry to say that the Love Notes Framelits Dies are no longer available, but you can die cut tiny hearts or flowers to embellish the top.  And, those designer paper stacks?  Sold out, too, but you can choose any designer paper in your choice of colors.

Here are the direct links for the boxes and the Decorative Label Punch... which is also retiring!

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Here are a few more photos that I thought you'd enjoy!

Baby-shower-favor-zoomBelow is the name banner that I made for the shower...

Baby-shower-bannerHere is the gift table with the favors on the three tiered tower...

Baby-shower-favors-tableHere's the darling cake and cupcake table...

Baby-shower-cakeThe photo below is of our two daughters and the momma to be holding up the quilt that I made for the nursery.

Baby-shower-quiltIt was a fun day and I loved to be able to contribute to the decor!  Do you have any showers that you are planning?  I hope these photos and baby shower favors will inspire you to create and share your talents!


Stamp A Pretty Border On Your Handmade Cards

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Happy Wednesday and welcome to today's video tutorial showing you how to make the pretty stamped border on your handmade cards.

These new Very Vanilla Notecards will be available in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog or you can get them NOW when you order the limited time Eastern Palace Premier Bundle! #147207

Let's take a look a today's card making video tutorial for this easy technique!

 These beautiful products are available now in the special bundles shown below.  Be sure to check out the listing in each!

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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!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

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!
 

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 Try making a beautiful hand stamped border on your next cardmaking project!


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


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- 2017 Mother's Day Card Idea with Eastern Beauty

Stampin- up-Mothers-day-2017-card-1The Eastern Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up! shines again in today's Makeover Monday in the 2017 Mother's Day Card.  I love the elegant simplicity of it.  The image and the sentiment are stamped on Shimmery White card stock and colored with Watercolor Pencils.  

This card would be appropriate for any mom for Mother's Day.  Think about your friends, daughters, sisters, co-workers...any "mom" who would love a heartfelt and handmade greeting. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past that was the inspiration for this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in Dapper Denim.
  • Eastern Palace DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Tranquil Tide card stock is cut 2 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Shimmery White card stock is cut 2 1/4" x 4".
  • Ribbon cut to 8" and Linen Thread cut at 6-8".

Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's card. 
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Get ready for all the moms on your list with this card idea to send your greetings of love and well wishes and jump over to online store to get one of these fabulous Eastern Palace Bundles.  Thanks for tuning in for today's Mother's Day card idea!


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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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 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!


Make a Sunflower with the Easter Medallion Thinlits

SunflowersThis week's paper crafting tip is how to make a sunflower with the new Eastern Medallion Thinlits from Stampin' Up!  These thinlits are none like I've ever worked with in paper crafting! Beautiful and versatile; there are so many combinations.  I've just barely covered the tip of the iceberg!

The Eastern Medallion Thinlits are available from May 1- 31, 2017 in a Premier Bundle early release of the Eastern Palace Suite of products from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  There are two available bundles as seen below:

*Items in bundles are not available to be purchased separately during this promotion.
Starter bundle147196G
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!
 

  Premier-bundle147207G

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!
 

Today's tip is a video tutorial showing you how I've constructed a sunflower with these medallions and the help of the Layering Circles and Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. Let's take a look...

Here are the supplies mentioned and used in today's project video tutorial for making sunflowers with the Eastern Medallions.

 

 


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DIY Wedding or Shower Favors and Video

Diy-wedding-favor-1Planning for big events does not have to be overwhelming and today's DIY project is a cute little bag that can be used as a wedding or shower favor.  While the paper used in this video has sold out, you can use any paper to fit your decor or theme for this type of project.

The monogram is a beautifully scripted "B" that comes from the Brushwork Alphabet set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to measure 4" x 6".
  • Score on long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".
  • Turn and score at 1" to form bag bottom.
  • The size of your circle punched depend on the size of your monograms.

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Here are some of the supplies used for today's project:

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Speaking of favors, this Saturday is our oldest daughter's baby shower and I'll have favors that I made to show you next week!  We are so excited!

Reminders:

See retiring list in PDF format HERE.

See the retiring list in sortable Excel format HERE.

See the updated Clearance Rack with more items added HERE.

Try to find a few minutes to craft today and I hope you'll try this DIY favor idea for your next wedding, shower, or any event


Tuesday Tip: A RAK Card for Someone Special

Make-a-card-RAK-1Today's tip for a RAK card for someone special was inspired by my mom many years ago.  With four children (I am the oldest), she always found a way to do something special for each of us.  When I was in high school and going through busy days, tryouts for this and that, or just for no reason at all, I would find a note on her special stationery or little gift in my zippered pencil pouch in my notebook during the first class of the day.  It ALWAYS made the day so much better.  It was a connection to home, the place where I was loved  unconditionally, and nurtured and supported. 

With that in mind, I was inspired to create these cute little cards that have space for a quick note, hand drawn heart, or just a "Love, Mom" (or Grandma or, in my case, Honey.)  

Here's the video for this idea but you can make these with any supplies you have on hand.

Here's a list of a few of the supplies that I used in the video:

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Do you have any ideas for RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) using your card making supplies?  Have something special that you so for your children or grandchildren?  Please share in the comment section below...I'd love to be inspired by you! 

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Thank you for joining me for this special post with a special card making video tutorial and I'll see you again soon!


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!


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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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 taxYou will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card with the Birthday Bright Kit

Birthday-bright-cardmaking-kit-1Today's makeover cardmaking project features the retiring stamp set and kit from the Occasions Catalog, Birthday Bright.

This kit is still available, as of this writing-4-17-17) and as well is the coordinating set from Stampin' Up!  The Birthday Bright Kit has the supplies to create  12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs, 12 gift tags, also 4 each of 3 designs.

Here's a cute video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office explaining the kit.  After the video, read on to see how I altered and added to the kit to come up with today's makeover.

Now let's take a look at the video from the past that inspired today's card...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Don't have Watermelon Wonder card stock?  Try Basic Black.
  • Whisper White is cut 3" x 4 3/4".
  • Other elements are from the kit.
  • The list includes other elements that are not retiring as you will see in the list below.

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The main "stars" of today's project, the Birthday Bright Stamp Set and the Birthday Bright Kit, will be gone soon so don't delay. To see the other retiring items, click HERE. Several of the items are already sold out!

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking idea with the Birthday Bright Kit!

 


Last Minute Easter Treat!

Last-minute-easter-treat-1Here's a last minute Easter treat that you can make in minutes with supplies that you have on hand!

In the actual construction of the base pocket, NO adhesive is needed.  I love this design and have made it many times.  It can be customized for any occasion and also makes a cute favor for table setting. 

The stamped flower on this design is from the Crazy About You stamp set and the Flower Medallion Punch that are both retiring.  The stamp set will be available for purchase through May 22, 2017 but the Flower Medallion Punch is While Supplies Last.  It may not be available at the time this post is published.

  See lists of all the retiring products HERE. Please keep in mind that anything other than stamps (tools, paper, embellishments, etc.) is only available while supplies last and some of the items have already sold out.

See the simple assembly for this Easter treat in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
  • Follow folding directions as seen in video.
  • A Bone Folder is always helpful for making good creases and necessary for origami folds such as this one.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella Pen makes any project sparkle and extra special.

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Below is a list of products that would be helpful in making this paper crafting project:

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Last-minute-easter-treat-3Wishing you and your family and beautiful and blessed Easter. Thank you for tuning in for today's last minute Easter treat idea that I hope you can use for any occasion.

 


Make A Birthday Card for Your Best Guy

Best-guy-birthday-card-1Making birthday cards for guys can be challenging.  Today's card making project came together easily with the help of the Suite Sentiments stamp set and Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!.

The geometric patterns in this paper collection are unique and eye catching and what special guy wouldn't love to be called the Best. Guy. Ever? ...My guy surely did.

Today's video tutorial is a replay from a LIVE broadcast on Facebook.  You can find me at Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown and Ink and Inspirations Stampers... Please join us there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11".  Use same color to cut the 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" layering piece.
  • Cut Very Vanilla piece for stamping at 1 1 /2" x 2" and another piece for the inside at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces are cut at 5 1/4" x 4" for card base layer, 2 pieces cut at 1 1/2" x 4" for layering under stamped piece, and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • The Suite Sentiments stamp set has a wide array of sayings for your card making.  Be sure to check it out at the link below.

Here are the supplies used for the birthday card for your best guy:

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Here's another look at the inside of the card...

Best-guy-birthday-card-3Here's another guy's birthday card idea that I made for my husband's birthday this year.  If you'd like even more ideas and techniques for masculine themed cards, check out Mainly Manly Cards, my most popular online class ever!

Try today's birthday card making idea for your best guy ever!