Make A Little Basket for a Halloween Gift

Hw-candle-basketOh my goodness....when I saw this adorable candle at Bath & Body Works, I knew just the packaging to make for a cute Halloween gift.  This particular style is called a berry basket.  It has open sides and is connected at each top corner with ribbon or twine.  It's tiny but just the right size for this little candle.

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

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score at 2" along each side.
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall.  You will need 4 pieces.
  • You'll  need enough of Basic Black cardstock to a 2" circle punch and approximately 3" x 11" to cut thin strips for filler.
  • You'll need enough Whisper White cardstock to punch a 1 3/4" circle.

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It's so much fun making gift packaging for little gifts like this one for Halloween and I hope you give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 9- Cute Pillow Box Treat

12wkshw9a-pillow-boxThis week's Halloween project for Week 9 highlights this adorable hound from the Trick or Tweet stamp set from Stampin' Up!  What makes this treat even better?  The base is one of our ready made packaging options from the annual catalog...the pillow box. 

You'll love how simple these boxes are to assemble.  Just take a look at this video and you'll see!

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on You Tube.  While you're there, why not go ahead and subscribe to our channel...be sure to click the little bell?  That way, you will receive notice of all new videos as these are published.

Here are the supplies used for this project.  If you need supplies, just click the links to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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12wkshw9b-pillowboxLisa's Inklings:

  • Stamp and color your image first, then punch.
  • The black sponging is an easy technique to add a pop of color.
  • The neutral color of the pillow box (kraft) is a go with anything color!

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Now that you've read and seen all about making this cute Halloween treat box, comment below and let me know what you'd tuck inside.

 


Happy World Card Making Day!- Fall Thank You Card Video and Glimmer Christmas Card

It's World Card Making Day 2018 and we are celebrating with some card making video tutorials!

Stampin' Up! is offering some WCMD specials through Sunday evening, October 7th.  See what's on sale HERE!

Here's the first video with a Fall themed Thank You Card!

Here's a sparkly Christmas card video tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed these World Card Making Day videos and these inspire you to create!

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Happy World Card Making Day!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 8- Tootsie Pop Medallion

2018-halloween-treat-8aIt's Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations and we are making this cute and easy Tootsie Pop medallion.  This is a fun way to dress up a sucker type candy or even use a pick for a cupcake decoration.

Minimal supplies are needed here.  Just used my super colorful Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and some adhesive.  Presto change-o...it's done!

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

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. Be sure to subscribe and click on the little bell to receive notification of all my videos.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in the video today.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you!

 

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A hot glue gun will also come in handy.  Be sure to watch the video to see how!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Best way to score: Use a complete sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. 
  • Score every 1/4" on the whole sheet, then cut 1 1/4" strips.
  • Fussy cut hats or other images from the designer papers.

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2018-stampin-up-halloween-treat-8-bThanks for tuning in for this week's Halloween project with this Tootsie Pop Medallion and I hope you'll give it a try!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 7- Little Ghost Bag

12wks18-ghost-treat-bagWeek 7 of this 12 Weeks of Halloween of 2018 is the cute little ghost gift bag!  I had not used this stamp or framelit and so glad that it's featured on this weeks project.

This is the right size for one or two treat sized bags of Halloween candy. The construction is easy and you can jazz it up as much or as little as you'd like.

Here's the video so you can make these, too!

You can find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Paper to 4" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 1/2", 3", 4 1/4", and 6 3/4". 
  • Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1" from the edge as seen in the video.
  • Cut Highland Heather to 1" x 5".
  • You'll need a piece of approximately 3" x 3" for both Whisper White and Black Foil Paper.

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Here are the supplies used for this project.  Just click on the links to shop...thank you!

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Who's going to try to make this little bag? Think beyond Halloween! It would make a sweet little Christmas gift bag.  Try putting your on style and touches on this little ghost bag that's our Week 7 for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween.


Easy Treat Wrap for Fall Festivals or Craft Fairs

Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrap=1Today's project is an easy treat wrap that would be great for craft fairs or Fall Festivals.  Designed to hold a small bag of candy or candy bar such as a Kit Kat, this can be made elaborate or clean and simple.

The supplies used here are from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial below.

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Blackberry Bliss to punch a 2 1/4" circle.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2" circle for stamping and a 1/2" x 3" piece for your sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of Cajun Craze to 1/2" x 3" and trim as shown to back your sentiment.

Below, see the Stampin' Up! Supplies for this project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored and grateful for you to order through my Online Store.  Click HERE or the links below.

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Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrapThanks for stopping by today and I hope you will be able to use this easy treat wrap for a Fall festival, craft fair, or Halloween treat this season!


Follow Your Dream Card Ideas and A Chance to Win!

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Last night on Facebook Live, we made these two cardmaking projects using the Follow Your Dreams Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.   This first project is a pretty card with emphasis some intricate die cuts.

Dream-big-cardmakingThis card above highlights the stamp set itself with a simple word die cut as an accent.

Be sure to watch the video for the water coloring technique.

 Here are the supplies used in both projects...

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You can see the original video on Facebook HERE!

Go here to download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet with project details.

Leave a comment below for a chance for a prize from a random drawing!

Thanks for tuning in for the details on these projects made with the Follow Your Dreams Bundle!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 6- Pocket Bac Gift Box

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We are halfway through the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Pocket Bac Sanitizer Gift Box for Week 6.  

I thought that an alternative to something sweet might be nice this week and Bath and Body Works has these cute Pocket Bac sanitizers for Halloween and fall.

The Trick or Tweet stamp set has some really cute images.  This little mummy cat had not seen ink so he's the star of the show for this project.

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

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe so you won't miss any of my videos.

Need some supplies to create this project? Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 2" x 11".  Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2". 
  • Do not fold and burnish on the 6 1/2" score line.
  • Die cut the smallest layering oval between the 1/2" score and 1 1/2" score.
  • Stamp splatter from Spooky Sweets over cardstock in Cajun Craze.

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If you're looking for an alternative to candy for a Halloween treat then this project for Week 6 is a great idea...give it a try!


Cardmaking 101- Best White Cardstock for Cardmaking

Today's Cardmaking 101 video has some information on white cardstock that will be helpful for beginning cardmakers.  In my opinion, Stampin' Up! cardstock is second to none.  If you are just starting out or thinking about cardmaking, watch the short video below.

You can also find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

 

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Of the two, the first pictured here is my favorite.  I love the super smooth feel and it's perfect for stamping and coloring with Stampin' Blends, our alcohol markers.  If you haven't tried it, please do!

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Be sure to try our super smooth Whisper White cardstock for cardmaking...it's the best!

 


Facebook Friday- Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble, 6:00 PM Central

Fb91418.facebook-longJoin us this evening for some fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle from the Stampin' Up!

We will be gathering a little earlier... at 6:00 PM Central Time, 7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 5- Easy Treat Pouch

12wkshw.blog-post-imageThe Week 5 Halloween project is an easy treat pouch that I have made many times for different occasions.  Its simple c0nstruction makes it a favorite for reproducing many treats!

Another recent project uses this same base with a different orientation...check it out!

Here's the Week 5 Halloween project...

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Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial...

 

You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube!  Be sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there!

Want to make this project? Here's what you'll need...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6".
  • Score with 4" side at the top at 1/2".
  • Turn and put the 6" side at top and score at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4".
  • See video for ribbon treatment. 

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Thank you for joining us for Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and, please share on Facebook with your friends!


Changing the Background of Designer Series Paper

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Here's a tip that will help you easily change the white or light neutral background color of designer paper. 

When creating a Halloween project, I wanted the background color of this paper from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper collection.  The Whisper White background just wasn't the right touch for the idea in my head.  A nifty little tool came "to the rescue".

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

 

 

You can also take a look at today's video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Here's the final project...

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to create this project...

 

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Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on changing the color of backgrounds of designer paper...give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 4- Candy Box


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It's time for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this cute candy box featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

This one is sized for a specific candy bar but other candies will fit just right, too!

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Let's take a look at the video tutorial for putting this project together...

 

 

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there!

Here are the supplies used for today's project...

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 ***The Black Metallic Thread in the video is no longer available. Substitute a thin strand of Basic Black Twine.

 

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Lisa's Inklings:

 

  • Cut the box base to 3 3/4" x 8 3/4".
  • Score with the 3 3/4" side at the top: 1/2", 3 1/4"
  • Score with the 8 3/4" at the top: 4 1/8", 5 1/8"
  • Cut the cardstock layer at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut the DSP layer to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut ribbon to 12".

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Thank you for joining me for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and I hope you'll try this candy box for a Halloween treat!


Redeeming Bonus Days Coupons

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Happy Tuesday! It's  September and time to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Code from Stampin' Up!  With the Holiday Catalog going LIVE tomorrow, I thought some information on redeeming those codes would be helpful since I know you can't wait to get your hands on some of those fabulous products.

Here's a short video recording with the process of redeeming those codes.

You can see this video on my YouTube channel HERE.

Place your order here and redeem those bonus coupon codes!  Use Host Code S3U3Y3P6 when placing your order and receive a gift from me.  If your order is $150 or over, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

Hope this video on redeeming your Bonus Days Coupon Codes was helpful and I'll see you soon with fun project!