Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Gift Card Holder and Box

Night-before-christmas-santa-sneakYesterday's LIVE on Facebook featured some fun projects using the Night Before Christmas Suite from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

Unfortunately, there are focus issues with the video.  Since the quality is not as good as I want it to be, I chose not to upload the video. If you're "brave", you can catch the replay HERE.

First project is this card/gift card holder...so fun!

Night-before-christmas-santa-cardLooks like a fun card, right?  Don't you love that Santa?! Take a look at the inside...

Night-before-christmas-inside-cardHere are the details for this gift card holder:

  • The card base is cut at 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score this at 5-1/2" and 9".
  • Fold over to make flap for the gift card as shown above.  Adhere to the two sides with Tear & Tape.
    Inside of card...
  • Very Vanilla is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The Santa hat paper is cut 2" x 4".
  • Sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade
  • The  "From Santa" tag is embossed with Shimmer White embossing powder and die cut.
    Card front...
  • Loop 16-18" of ribbon around card.  This will be a tie closure. You can adhere the ribbon place on the center front with a little bit of SNAIL adhesive.  This is just to hold it in place before you attach the layers.
  • The layers are Very Vanilla cut at 3" x 3-3/4" and the Paisley print designer paper is cut 3-1/4" x 4".
  • Santa is stamped on Shimmery White card stock in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • The "Believe" sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder.

Questions?  Leave a comment below!

Now for the cute open top box!

Night-before-christmas-boxBox:

  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheet is cut 6" x 12".
  • Score (gently) on the long side at 3-3/4, 5-3/4, 9-1/2, 11-1/2.  Turn and score at 1-1/2. This will be the box bottom.
  • If using this foil to create the box, gently fold on the score lines.  Do not use your Bone Folder.
  • Cut off smallest tab formed by the scored lines and assemble box with Tear & Tape.
  • Designer paper for front is cut 3-1/4 x 4
  • Die cut sentiment from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and adhered with liquid glue.
  • Tissue paper is stamped with stockings stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Fold in half  and stamp the tops of both sides.

Here are the supplies used for both of these products:

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Hope you are staying warm where you are ...it's snowing and very cold here in SW Missouri!  Perfect day to order some crafting supplies and stay inside and craft!


Sunday Crafternoon on Facebook

Live-11-10Join us on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook this Sunday at 4:00 PM Central (5:00 PM ET, 3:00 PM MT, 2:00 PM PT) for Live online class using the Night Before Christmas Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Be sure to tune if for Sunday Crafternoon on November 10th!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

November Specials and Promotions:

  • When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV if your order is $35 or more before shipping and tax to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!
  • The Christmastime Is Here suite is available now while supplies last!  Just look at these beautiful project samples made with these products!

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Shop now for the Christmastime Is Here products and get ready to join us on Facebook for Sunday Crafternoon!


The Boughs of Holly Saga and a 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card

Boughs-of-holly-1Today's 2019 Christmas card project was a struggle for me!

I know...it's a simple card, what could the struggle be?

Well, I wanted to use the "boughs of holly" sentiment with some holly.  As you'll see in the video, this is my third try at the project.  To tell the truth, sometimes we (I) make things too hard.  You (I) can put too much thought into a creative project when most of the time it's just best to keep it simple.

Such was the case of the Boughs of Holly Saga.  Are you ready? Here you go...

Here are the supplies needed to create this card!  Just click the links to shop.  Thank you so much for your support of my business!

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to saga! I was making it so much harder than it had to be.  Don't we all do that every now and then? (Please agree and make me feel better!) ;)

Be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

November-host-codeWhen you shop the Online Store and place an order of $35 or more before shipping and tax, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Shop now and to create your boughs of holly cards!


The Gilded Rose with the Stampin' Up! Christmastime is Here Suite

Gilded-rose-2Today's card project features the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite all decked out with a golden rose!

The more you work with this set, the more you see how versatile and beautiful it really is!  You really should get it if you haven't already!

The creative process started with the decision to emboss the Christmas Rose stamp in gold. Once that was done, choosing the remaining elements was easy.  This card reminds me of this Christmas card that I made with the retired but not forgotten Lovely As A Tree from years ago.

I recorded a quick video with a voice over for you to see the process.  All the details and the products used are listed below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is in Very Vanilla cut a 4-1/4 x 11 and scored at 5-1/2.
  • You will need about a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Very Vanilla for stamping and die cutting and another 3 x 4 piece for the sentiment.
  • Gold Foil is cut at 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Ribbon is cut at about 18".

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this project.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Just click below on the images to shop or you may call or email me with your order.

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FREE GIFT with Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $35 or more before shipping and tax !  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Gilded-rose-1The Christmastime Is Here Suite is only available while supplies last!  Get the entire suite with just one easy order number!  That beautiful bracelet will make a great gift for someone or keep it for yourself!

Order the Christmastime is Here Suite Bundle now...you'll be glad you did!


Make A Gift Box for Essential Oils

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For today's project, here's an idea for a gift box for a bottle of essential oils.  This is one I've made and gave to a good friend.  We both love Stress Relief by Eden's Garden so presented this bottle to her a few weeks ago.

This is a very simple box style with a sweetly pinched top. In the video, be sure to watch for how I secure the closing.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 5-1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the long side.
  • Turn the cardstock where the short side is on top and score at 2".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Designer paper is cut at 1-3/4" x 3-1/4". You'll need four pieces of this.
  • Scrap pieces of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Pretty Peacock are needed for die cutting leaves and punching circle.
  • Whisper White scrap is needed for stamping and punching the sentiment.

Easy-gift-box-for-essential-oilsIf you'd like to purchase supplies to create this project, just click the links below. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Free Gift with Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thank you for tuning in today and if you need supplies, head on over to shop now!


Christmas Card and Gift Card Box

Today's projects are the Christmas card and gift card box that was featured yesterday on my Facebook Live on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

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2019-christmas-gift-card-boxThese two projects feature the Christmas Gleaming Bundle [153006]and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429]collection from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. These non-traditional colors make a beautiful combination with the copper accents.

Below is a "shortened" version of the Live Broadcast...

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  • Very Vanilla Base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • Very Vanilla layer is cut 3" x 4".  You will also need some scrap for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4" for the large layer and 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" for the accent layer.
  • You will also need some scrap designer paper for punching ornaments.

Gift Card/Treat Box:

  • Very Vanilla for box is cut 3-3/4" x 7-1/2".
  • Score the long side at 3/4", 3-1/2", 4-1/4", and 7".
  • Score the short side at 3/4".
  • Copper Foil is cut 1/2" x 6 to 8-1/2" (depending on how big you want your handle and you'll need a small scrap piece to punch your ornament.
  • Slice Pretty Peacock into 1/2" strips for filler.

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

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Order your Christmas Gleaming Bundle [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] today to make this beautiful card and gift card holder!

 


Easy Cardmaking Background Technique Video with the Christmastime Is Here Suite

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It's an exciting day with the Christmastime Is Here suite of products now available from Stampin' Up!---WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you are wanting this beautiful offering, please do not delay!

Below is a video with an easy background technique using this beautiful suite.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Cherry Cobbler card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  The Cherry Cobbler layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Whisper White about 3" x 3" and a 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside.
  • For die cutting, cut a piece of a Gold Foil Sheet 1-1/2" x 12".
  • Designer Series Paper strips: 4 patterns- (3) 1" x 4" and (3) 1/2" x 4"...2 for the inside of card.

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Want it all?  The entire suite, including that beautiful bracelet, is included in the Suite Bundle below!

Here's the link for the bundle with just the stamp set and dies...
 

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Christmas-time-is-here-bagClick the photo above to see the video for this Christmastime Is Here Project!

The Christmastime Is Here Suite of products is only available while supplies last!  Click here to place your order or you may call or email me and I will place it for you.  Thanks for checking in to see this easy background idea and please comment below to let me know if you will give it a try!


Happy Halloween!

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It's a beautiful day here for Halloween in Southwest Missouri!  It quite chilly with a cold breeze but the sun is out and the beautiful fall leaves are displaying their glory!

Today I wanted to share some other projects that I have been in production here in the studio.  Most of you know that I love to sew, especially for the granddaughters.  Here are the little Halloween dresses and ,of course, treats with Stampin' Up! tags that were packed and shipped to them recently.

Lyla loves comfy dresses so her dress is made from a stretch knit.  Mia's is a jumper in a cute cotton print. Here's a short video and the individual photos are below...

 

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IMG_1046Have a great day and Happy Halloween from "Honey" and her sweet Lyla and Mia!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards - Christmas Time Is Here Coming Soon!

Christmas-time-is-here-1aToday project is another 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea made with the soon to be available, Christmas Time Is Here Suite.

This beautiful suite of products will be available beginning November 1, 2019, while supplies last!  Here is the flyer with all of the offerings. I want you to be ready to order on November 1st!

Here is the video tutorial with information on the products and the how-to for this card making project.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White CS is cut for the base at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • You will need two more pieces of Whisper White: 2-5/8"x 4" and 4" x 5" to stamp and die cut the floral image.
  • The designer paper in the Mossy Meadow print is cut to 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The Cherry Cobbler with gold foil diamonds is cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need approximately 2" of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

Most of the products used here will not be available until this Friday, November 1, 2019. 

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Look over the flyer and make your list so you will be able to order the beautiful Christmas Time Is Here Suite on Friday!


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 12!

12wks12bIt's the final week of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations!  Where has the time gone!

For Weeks 12, we are finishing with a super easy and fun project that you can make it minutes. Let's turn a box of candy into a fun Halloween treat!

Here is the video tutorial for the last edition of this Halloween series...

For this project, all you need is a 6" x 10" pieces of designer series paper and an image or sentiment to embellish the front. Super easy!

Here are the supplies for today's Halloween project! Thank you for checking in today and I will see you tomorrow with another new card idea with the upcoming Christmas Time Is Here Suite!

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You've Missed the First 4 Weeks!

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For the remaining 8 Weeks leading up to Christmas, you will receive a card idea, handmade gift ideas, and inspiration to create your own bags, tags, and wraps! 

But, the only way you can receive these 8 remaining project ideas with instructions is if you are on my mailing list by tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 30, 2019!

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Coming Soon to Stampin' Up!

Christmas-time-is-here-bagComing soon to Stampin' Up! is the new Christmas Time Is Here suite of products!  These products will be available on November 1, 2019...while supplies last!

The rose theme throughout this suite is absolutely beautiful is can be used for holiday or winter projects.  The rose combined with the pinecones and evergreens make this suite a perfect addition to your crafting supplies. 

The video below gives an introduction to the products as well as the how-to t create the bag and tag project pictured above.  Make your list now so you'll be ready to order on November 1st!

Lisa's Inklings

Bag:

  • You will start with 2- 12" x 12" pieces of designer paper.
  • Score 3 sides at 3".  What will be the top of your bag, score at 2".
  • Following instructions in the video, cut two bottom tabs off the bottom of one of the sheets.
  • Assemble as in video.

Tag:

  • Cut a piece of Shimmery White card stock at 2" x 4-1/4".
  • Punch one edge with a tag topper punch.
  • Stamp, emboss, and watercolor as seen in the video.

 

One of my favorite offerings in this suite is this beautiful bracelet!  A perfect gift for a sister, mother, friend, or for you!  It's all packaged nicely in a beautiful gift box.  Just tie some of that beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon around it and add a handmade tag like one seen in today's video.

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I hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is just that!  This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Christmas-time-is-here-tagMake your list and get ready to order on November 1, 2019 this new offering from Stampin' Up!, the Christmas Time Is Here suite of products.


Magnolias to Poinsettias- Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Card Idea

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Here is another 2019 Christmas card idea using products from Stampin' Up!

Do you recognize that designer paper?  It's a beautiful magnolia print from the Magnolia Lane collection and Stampin' Up! is now offering a bulk pack of 20 sheets that includes 10 sheets of this print where you can transform magnolias to poinsettias!

Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper 152455
Price: $17.00

20 sheets of patterned paper: 10 each of 2 double-sided designs
12" x 12"
Acid free and Lignin free
 

Let's take a look at how the transformation takes place. Here's the how-to video tutorial...

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this card project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Christmas-Poinsettia-card-2019Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Mossy Meadow CS is  cut 4" x 5 1/4".  You'll need a scrap piece of this for punching.
  • The designer paper is cut 3 3/4" x 5".
  • You will need a scrap piece of Whisper White CS stamping and punching.

Shop the Online Store and use my Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me! This month...the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones!

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

If you've enjoyed this Christmas card idea shop now to get your supplies and start transforming magnolias to poinsettias.

 


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 11

12wkshalloween-11Today we have a cute mini open-top box for week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects here on Ink and Inspirations.

The construction of the actual mini box is very simple and you can embellish it simply or fancy!  The tags you see in the photo above were some I created weeks ago and saved in a box for future use.  These were perfect for this little Halloween project!

Watch the video tutorial below for the how-to and an option that's super quick and easy.  Let's take a look!

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this project.  I truly appreciate your orders!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer Series Paper is cut at 3" x 6".
  • Score the long side at 1-3/4", 2-3/4", 4-1/2", 5-1/2".
  • Turn the paper where the short side is up against the top.  What will be the bottom of the box should be on the left side.  Score at 1".

Shop the Online Store and use my Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me! This month...the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones!

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!


24 Hour Flash Sale Is Now Live!

10.14.19_SHAREABLE_24HRSTAMPSALE_NAThe 24 Hour Stamp Sale is now LIVE and there are some awesome sets from Stampin' Up! available at a 15% discount today only!

Here are the details:
  • Get select sets at a 15% discount.  See the stamps included in this sale HERE.  Make your list now so you can take advantage of this limited time offer!
  • All selected stamp sets can be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period.
  • Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that Stampin' Up! runs out of any item offered, promotional pricing will be honored on items backordered, up to the point it reaches the backorder limit. Once an item reaches the backorder limit and is not orderable, it will no longer be available during the promotion and will not be available to order until additional inventory arrives in your market.

One of my favorites that is on sale... Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set [148217]

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Another must-have on my list is the Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Stamp Set [151372]!

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And, this one!  Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set [144783]

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There are many wonderful stamp sets on sale today only, October 23, 2019!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Be sure to visit the Online Store to see all the stamps available in this 24 Hour Fals Sale from Stampin' Up!!