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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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!

 


Little Cuties Easter Card Video Tutorial

Easter-card-little-cuties-video-tutorial-aThe Little Cuties stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog was used to make today's cute Easter Card video tutorial.

The cute little animals in this set are geared toward children and baby projects as well as spring and Easter creations.  Love that versatility in a set.

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

Here's another Easter card idea from 2016.  Substitute the chick from the Little Cuties set for this card layout.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Same color textured layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor paper cut 3" square then die cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Designer paper cut 3" x 5" then die cut with Banner Framelits.
  • The Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder reminds me of chicken wire so it made a cute backdrop for the chick!

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Here are the items used to make today's card:

 

 

Are you making any cards for Easter?  I hope this Easter card idea with Little Cuties will inspire you to create some to send to your loved ones.

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make Tiny Bag for Easter

Tiny-bag-for-easter-1The Makeover Monday for this week is a tiny bag for Easter treats.  I love the look of this...it's like a miniature purse that would a little girl would adore.  The spring time flowers that adorn the bag are cut with the Succulent Thinlits.  This set of thinlits is so versatile and make pretty blossoms as well as succulents.  Change the sentiment for a wedding or party favor!

Here's the original project post.

And, you can see the how-to in the video below.

Here are the supplies used in today's makeover. Simply click the links for more product detail...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 6" x 6".
  • Score this piece at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" on the other side.
  • For the top, cut 2 pieces of card stock at 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2" longways on both of these card stock pieces.

You really need to try this little bag.  It has such a cute design and can even be used as a gift bag for a small gift such as jewelry or a gift card.  You can make this tiny bag for Easter or for any occasion!

 


A Tisket, A Tasket, Make This Little Easter Basket

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treats-1Are you ready to make a cute little basket for Easter or spring time treats?  This darling style is one of my favorite box/basket projects.   It is actually a version of a berry basket that can be used for treats or gifts any time of year.  Take a look at this fall themed version HERE.

Holding it all together are little pieces of ribbon or twine at each corner with a paper strip filler to keep your treats or gift tucked securely inside.

Let's take a look at the assembly in today's video tutorial.

See the shopping list for this project below then read on for some details to help you with assembly.

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Heat Tool
$30.00
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$10.00

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the  basket, start with a 6 1/2" square of card stock.
  • Score at 2" on all four sides.
  • Cut 4 pieces of designer paper at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".
  • Glue designer paper on to each side of basket before punching holes and assembly.

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treatsI really hope you'll give this project a try!  Let me know who'll receive this a little gift from you in the comment section below. Once you've made this little basket for Easter treats, make a template to keep on hand for other occasions throughout the year!

 


Tuesday Tip- Rubber Stamping 101: Lining Up Those Photopolymer Stamps

Lining-up-photopolymer-stampsPhotopolymer Stamps from Stampin' Up! are great to work with and today I have a tip for helping to line these up on your clear blocks.

Photopolymer stamps are completely clear and help to give you the perfect placement when stamping.  Whenever this option is available, I prefer the photopolymer over our clear mount or wood mount which are both made from red rubber.  While these are exceptional stamps, I just prefer the photopolymer for the ease of placement.  Every stamper has their own preference and the photopolymer stamps are my first choice when making my purchases.

Take a look at the video tutorial below for today's Rubber Stamping 101 tip for lining up your stamps.

Here are some clear blocks and supplies such as seen in the video:

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Want to see another tip for when using photopolymer stamps? Click HERE.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on lining up photopolymer stamps and I'll see you again in the next post!

 


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tiny Birthday Party Favor Bag

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Happy Monday and welcome to today's makeover with this tiny birthday party favor bag.  It's just the right size for a couple of miniature candy bars or a tiny trinket.  These are fun to make and you can even get the kids involved.  You do the cutting; let them do the coloring.  They'll be bursting with pride with their creations and you'll be spending quality (and, fun!) time with your little ones.  Kids love to create and they are naturals.  Nurture that and experience the joy!

Let's take a look at the video for the easy assembly.

 

 

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Blender Pens
$10.00

Little-birthday-party-favor-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer paper is cut 3" x 6". You can get 8 bags from one sheet of designer paper!
  • Score on the long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2",and  5 1/2".
  • Turn to the short side on top and score at 1".  This forms the bottom.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the unique closure.
  • See another idea for a cute little birthday party favor HERE.

Do you craft with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews?  Leave a comment below to share your experiences then gather the young 'uns to create these tiny birthday party favor bags.

 


Make An Easter Triangle Treat Box

Triangle-easter-treat-boxThese triangle boxes are just the right size for treats this Easter.  It's just the right size to hold a few  wrapped chocolate eggs or miniature candy bar.

The Inside the Lines Designer Paper is so pretty for spring and you can still earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  You can just color parts of it as in this project and it highlights a particular section making a striking focal point.  Here's another card with just a pop of color using Inside the Lines.

I've recorded a video so you can see how easy it is to make one of these little boxes.  It's a fun shape and fun to open. Let's take look at the tutorial below.

Check out the supply list below and read on for some more details that may help you...

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Blender Pens
$10.00

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper 3" x 6" and score at 3" on the long side.
  • Make a tick mark at 1 1/2" on each short side.
  • You'll just need a scrap piece of Whisper White and Gold Foil for the punched circles.

Triangle-easter-treat-box-2Hope you enjoyed today's Easter Treat Triangle Treat Box and I'll see you on Monday... have a great weekend!


Beautiful Card for Our Daughter's Birthday

Succulent-garden-springtime-daughter-birthday-cardToday is our youngest daughter's birthday and this is her card made with the beautiful So Succulent Bundle.  This set continues to amaze me with its versatility.  It works for so many of those occasions that you may need a card as well as for really pretty home decor items.  This is just one of many cards that I've made with these succulents.

Notice how you can see the detail of the succulents in the card above?  All is takes is a few Stampin' Dimensionals to raise some of those die cut images and your card goes 3D!  That's fun and easy!

See the card that inspired this one in the video from the past below.  It's a "foxy" card!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is 4 1/4" x 1" in Mint Macaron.
  • Designer Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The designer paper strip is cut at 3/4" x 4".
  • Some scrap pieces of Whisper White  were used for stamping and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's birthday card makeover.

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Supplement-garden-springtime-daughter-birthday-card-bYou can make your own succulent garden these supplies!

Try creating a birthday card like today's makeover for your next project and I'll see you again soon.


Easy Fold DIY Gift Box Video Tutorial

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Today's project is a Easy Fold DIY Gift Box.  You'll love how easy this box is to assemble as you'll see in the video tutorial.  

Giving a gift in adorable handmade packaging makes it all the more special.  Your friends and family will love it! You'll start with one piece of designer paper or card stock, make a few scores and folds, and put it all together with some of our awesome Stampin' Up! Adhesive. 

Speaking of scores, if you don't have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool in your stash of tools and supplies, you'll want to get one to make all of your cute 3D projects and boxes in a snap!

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

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 9" x 5 1/2"
  • On the short side, score at 1" from both sides.
  • On the long side, score at 1" and 4" from both sides.

You'll also want to check out this easy tw0-piece gift box HERE.  It's a cute one, too.

Easy-fold-diy-gift-box-3-15-17bHere is the Stampin' Up! list that was used to make today's project.

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Don't forget the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

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Are you ready to start creating?  Let me hear from you!  Comment below with your favorite time of the day to create...inquiring minds want to know. ;)  Now get ready to create these easy fold DIY gift boxes and delight your family and  friends!


Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: About Stamping Sponges

Sponges.blog-post-imageGood morning and welcome to this week's tip about Stamping Sponges.  After receiving a question regarding the sponges from a You Tube viewer, I decided to address the inquiry in this weekly format.

Stamping sponges are simple, low tech tools that can produce dramatic results in your cardmaking  and paper crafts.  Pair these with our Stampin' Up inks and you can create beautiful works of art.  Whether sponging edges of a die cut, card stock layer, or card base, you'll add a touch of unexpected color.

The question presented was regarding cleaning or washing of Stamping Sponges.  Take a look at today's video for my take on this...

Stamping Sponges and Stampin' Up! Ink Pads are a great combo.  See your options below and click the links for more information.  Shopping today?  Let me know if I can help you!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Tuesday Tip about sponges and I'll see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday- Make A Cute Card for a Friend

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Anytime is a good time to send a cute card to a friend and this week's Makeover Monday is a cute card you can make with the Hey Chick Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

This one goes together easily with the help of designer paper and a strip of washi tape.  The cute hen is watercolored easily with an aqua painter and our Stampin' Up! ink pads. 

Let's take a look at the cheery card that inspired today's card making creation.  Watch below or you can see it here on You Tube.

Here is the supply list for today's Hey Chick cardmaking makeover.  Notice the price of "Hey Chick" below?  $0.00!  That's right!  You can only get this set as a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice with your $50 product purchase! (Price is before shipping and tax.)

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Make-a-cute-card-for-a-friend-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Designer paper pieces cut at 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" and 3 x 3 1/2".
  • Thick Whisper White for stamping cut at 2 3/4" x 3 1/4".

Hope today's makeover inspires you to make a cute card for a friend ...see you again soon!



A Matchbook for Easter?

Matchbook-Easter-treat-2017aThis little matchbook makes a cute little wrap for an Easter treat.  I think it's just the right size for a Ghirardelli chocolate but I dare not buy any because I LOVE chocolate!  Anyway, a little basket full of these would be so cute on your table this spring.  Be warned, though! Chocolate lovers in your family may not be able to resist.

You can cut several of these from one sheet of card stock and with a few scores, it can be assembled in a few minutes.  The Succulent Framelits have several dies that will enable you to make all kinds of flowers including the ones you see here.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial and you can see how easy these little matchbooks can be!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Mint Macaron base to 5 1/2" x 2". 
  • Score at 2 1/4" and 4 7/8".
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" and 1/2" x 1 7/8".
  • Use a little SNAIL adhesive to hold your treat inside the matchbook.

Want to make this cute little Easter matchbook?  Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List.

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Try these little matchbooks for Easter this year and have fun sharing sweet treats!


Make a Pretty Floral Easter Card

Make-a-sweet-Easter-card-2017It's not too early to be thinking about making pretty floral Easter cards, right?  The Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper burst with springtime goodness in color and pattern.

The sentiment for this greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set from Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Crafters, it's a must have for your collection!  I can't tell you how many times that I have reached for this set since receiving it.  It works for a variety of occasions and has some beautiful fonts, too. Here's another example here.

This is a simply constructed card but the designer paper really makes it beautiful.  See the assembly process in today's video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Watermelon Wonder Base cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Succulent Garden Designer Paper cut at 4 x 5 1/4".

I cut my oval then stamped but you can reverse that process if you are more comfortable doing it that way. Make-a sweet Easter card 2017bHere's are the supplies that I used to make this project. 


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Try making a pretty floral Easter card to send a beautiful greeting to someone this April!


Tuesday Tip- Rubber Stamping 101: Marvelous Markers

Tipsmarkers.blog-post-imageThere are many marvelous ways to use Stampin' Up! Markers in rubber stamping in card making and today I'll share a few.  There is a Stampin' Write Marker for each of the colors in the main Color Collections( except Whisper White and Very Vanilla)  as well as one for each In Color.  It's a great way to have all of our wonderful colors at your fingertips.  

Each marker comes dual tipped...a brush tip and a fine point tip.  The ink lasts for a long while but you'll want to store on the sides rather than in a vertical position.

Let's take a look at today's tip video for more ideas...

Lisa's Inkings:

  • Best to color with the side of the brush tip as to keep the it in tip top shape.
  • See another time saving tip for using markers HERE.
  • Our Stampin' Write Markers and our Classic Stampin' Pad colors are the same!  Coordination of products makes crafting a breeze!

If you'd like to have all of the markers, just click the links below to shop!

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You can also purchase markers in separate color families if you wish.  Purchasing as listed above will give you the carrying case for all of your markers.  There is room for your In Color Markers, too.

I hope these Stampin' Write Marker tips were helpful and you will enjoy using these on your paper crafting projects!