Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Candy Cane Season

Kristen-mToday's cardmaking project features a 2018 Christmas card featuring retiring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The Candy Cane Season photopolymer bundle includes a cut stamp set and a coordinating punch!

Here's the step by step how-to for today's card designed by Kristen, one of my team members.

Directions:

  • Cut Real Red 3 ½ by 5
  • Take the snowflake stamp and stamp it in Versa Mark all around the Real Red paper.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder, tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Stamp strips from candy cane on REAL RED (scrap piece 3 by 3) in Versa Mark and sprinkle silver embossing powder tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Punch out with Candy Cane Punch
  • Stamp bow with Garden green (outline) and then stamp off once for the inside bow. Punch out with Candy Cane punch.
  • Cut square using stitch thinlits using the BIG Shot. (If you don’t have a BIG SHOT you can always just cut out Whisper White square 2x2)
  • Stamp holly with Garden Green and berries with real red.
  • Glue candy cane on whisper white square with the bow on the Candy Cane front.
  • Stamp BE JOLLY in real red with 1 by ¼ strip Whisper White paper.
  • Assemble card with an adhesive of choice and add rhinestones.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

Product List

Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas 2018- Mini Gift Box

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-mini-gift-box-1It's that time of year when you need some cute packaging ideas for little gifts and this mini gift box is an easy one for this Christmas.  

I needed a little box for some travel size lotions and so this little box was just right!  In fact, the two you'll see in the video have already been given to the recipients.  These were hostess gifts for a recent Christmas party.

Let's look at the easy how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also view this video tutorial on my YouTube channel with over 700 other paper crafting and cardmaking video tutorials.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer series paper to 6" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on the 6 1/2" side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • Turn and score on the 6" side at 1" and 5 1/2".  ( The 1" score is for the box bottom.)

Stampin-up-2018-mini-gift-box-2Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used on today's mini gift box project:

Product List

Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Now it's time for you to use those beautiful crafting supplies in your stash and create some beautiful packaging!  I hope you can use this mini gift box tutorial for a little gift!


Facebook Friday, Early Edition Today!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place THIS MORNING at 11:00 AM Central Time (12:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM MT,9:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page with a Christmas Gift Idea!

 

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 11:00 AM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

We will be making a gift set of note cards that's perfect for Christmas giving!

Hope to see you on Facebook Friday Live this morning over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.


Retiring Holiday Catalog Products and Year End Closeout Sale

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It's time to shop the Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Sale Now!  While Supplies Last!

Shop the Year End Closeout Sale with DISCOUNTS on select Stampin' Up! paper crafting products: stamps, framelits, punches, and accessories with some up to 50% off!

See all of the Discounted Products HERE.

See all of the Retiring Products HERE.

See all of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Retiring Products HERE!

These retiring products are only available while supplies last or January 2, 2019...whichever comes first!

Shop the Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout today!

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DIY- Make Your Own Designer-Look Napkins

IMG_1523Getting this designer-look on cocktail napkins is fun and easy and will be a hit at your parties or gatherings this holiday season.

I've shared this idea before but had never tried it with our new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  As you'll see in the video, you can get different looks depending on what embossing folder you choose.

Take a look at the video and see how easy it is!

You can also see the video here on my YouTube channel.  Did you know that there are over 750 paper crafting and tip videos on my channel?  Be sure to subscribe!

Here is a list of some of the embossing folders that I tried:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • As seen in the video, you can try embossing two napkins at a time.
  • Any of our Stampin' Up! embossing folders would work beautifully.
  • Gift idea:  Emboss a complete package of napkins, tuck into one of our cellophane bags and add a cute  hand stamped topper.

Current Specials and Promotions

Year-end-closeoutBeginning today, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Can't wait to get some napkins and give this a try?  Have fun making your own designer napkins with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and the Big Shot!


Happy Christmas Card Day! (A Few Days Early!)

Christmas Card Day is December 9th and we are commemorating it a few days early since it's on a Sunday in 2018!

On December 9,1843, the world's first Christmas card was ordered to be produced by Sir Henry Cole, the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From the Bath Chronicle:

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design two cards, a coloured example that cost people sixpence, and an uncoloured version for fivepence.

The uncoloured one, depicting a Victorian family eating and drinking, was sent to a lady called Marinda Cundy, and (was) passed down through the family since that Christmas (for) 170 years .

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It was sold at an auction for 4200 pounds in 2013.  Read more about that first Christmas Card HERE.

And, that's where it all started! 

Celebrate Christmas Card Day this week by sending someone one of your beautiful handmade Christmas cards!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video Tutorials- Follow Your Dreams

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Taking a little break from the holiday creations with this Stampin' Up! video tutorial with Follow Your Dreams.

This fancy fold and particular style of card was inspired by a card from my friend in California, Beverlee.  I loved the little extension and I thought this dream catcher and feathers would be just right for this card.

See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube where you'll find over 700 videos on my channel!  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Base- 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock pieces- Cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 4" and 1 piece at 1" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White- 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Copper Foil - Approximately 3" x 3" for die cutting.
  • Watercolor Paper- 1/2" sheet for watercolor wash and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's project. 

Product List

Free Gift from Lisa with Order!

Current Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Thanks for watching my Stampin' Up! video tutorial and now you can try this easy fun-fold "dreamy" card and send it to someone special!


Just A Few Days Left to Get These Products!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-1We are nearing the end of November and that means just a few more days to get the beautiful products in the Snowflake Showcase.

The Happiness Surrounds set is a beautiful, all around set that coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits. I've created this sweet card for a friend with the stamp set and a couple of punches.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

This video can also be seen on my YouTube channel HERE.  Are you a subscriber?  If not, sign up and click the bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White to 5 1/4" x 4" and scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Brights Designer Series in Flirty Flamingo for punching.

Product List

 

Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!
These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-2You can see more about the Snowflake Showcase HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's card for a friend using the Happiness Surrounds set.  Use this idea today to send one to a friend and shop now so you won't miss out on these beautiful products!


Last Group Of Specials!

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We are into the last group of discounted items in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza! This 48 hour special will end at Midnight on November 28th!

Included in this last group of discounted items...

November 27–28

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

This is the perfect opportunity to get those new ink refills! 

IMPORTANT:  There are some items in this category that are NOT on sale.  Be sure to check the comprehensive list below of items that will NOT be on Sale. 

Also, Stampin' Up! has designated a specific number of each SALE item that is available.  In other words, quantities of these sale items are limited!

Here is the complete list of items that WILL NOT be included in the Online Extravaganza Sales.

Reminder...  My ordering special continues!

Lisa's Special!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Have fun shopping these last days of the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!

 


Stampin' Up! Snowflakes and Glimmer Cardmaking Video

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Today's cardmaking video features some a project using the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits and a simple sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.  Both of these products are in the Snowflake Showcase which are available only during November 2018!  That means there are only a few more days that these will be available!  Check out the Snowflake Showcase HERE in the Online Store.

In today's video, you'll see how I substitute some card stock for the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper pack which is no longer available. Let's take a look!

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.   Be sure to subscribe and click on the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • Cut other Whisper White pieces to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the main image and 1 1/2" x 1/2" for sentiment.
  • Cut Merry Merlot 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". Emboss with the embossing folder.
  • Cut Shaded Spruce to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 1 3/4" x 1.  These will be embossed with the embossing folder and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • You'll need three colors of Glimmer Paper to die cut the Snowfall Thinlits.

Here are the products you'll need for this project!  The Snowfall Thinlits and Snow Is Glistening stamp set is only available until November 30th...While Supplies Last!

Product List

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

***The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues! Shop Now!

The Glimmer Paper really adds a beautiful sparkle and shine to holiday cards and I hope you'll give this one a try!

 


The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale Continues!

25-26stamps-kits_SHAREABLE2_ONLINEX_NAThe Stampin' Up! sale continues with a new group of products for the next 48 hours!

This second 48-hour group includes...

November 25–26

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Find those stamp sets that are on your wish list and start shopping!

Not all items are included in the Sale. Here is the complete list of items that WILL NOT be included in the Online Extravaganza Sales.

And, I have a SPECIAL for qualifying orders beginning today!

Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Take advantage of this Stampin' Up! sale for 48 hours only...Limited Quantities!


The Specials Begin Today!

23-24paper-embellishments_SHAREABLE1_ONLINEX_NAThe Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today!

Visit the Online Store to see all the items on sale!

The first 48 Hour Sale includes...

November 23–24

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

This special only lasts for 48 hours and quantities are limited!

Click HERE to see the items in all categories that are excluded from these specials.

I have a special, too! Get this Gift Card Holder Class FREE with a qualifying order, November 23-30!

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

 

Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!
These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Have fun shopping the beginning sales in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!


Stampin' Up! Six Day SALE Beginning Black Friday!

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Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big because Stampin' Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza! 

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin' Up! will have three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!

Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been on sale!

Here is the break down for the six days of THREE, 48 hour sales!

November 23–24

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

 

November 25–26

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

 

November 27–28

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

 

IMPORTANT:  There are some items in EACH category that will NOT be on sale.  Be sure to check the comprehensive list below of items that will NOT be on Sale. 

Also, Stampin' Up! has designated a specific number of each SALE item that is available.  In other words, quantities of these sale items are limited!

Here is the complete list of items that WILL NOT be included in the Online Extravaganza Sales.
This list includes the Big Shot, Stamparatus, Bundles and other items which are NOT included in the Sale.

The best way to view the Sale Items is to visit the ONLINE STORE on the days of the specific sales.

 

Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me. 
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Get ready for Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza with three, 48 hour sales over a six day period beginning Black Friday, November 23rd!


An Idea for Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

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With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this Thursday, here's an idea for your Thanksgiving table setting.  My apologies for not having really cool, pretty staging for this project!  We are in Missouri and I left this project in Texas!   But, you can watch the video and see how easy and how beautiful these would be for your gatherings or intimate dinners...for ANY time of year!  Take this idea and run with it.

Here's the video tutorial but once you see the assembly, you'll be able to add your own twist with your own supplies.

You can also see this video on my YouTube channel!   If you haven't visited there, you must go and subscribe! You'll find over 750 videos with tips, ideas, and inspiration on my channel.  So SUBSCRIBE and click on the bell to get notice of all my videos!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this project...

Product List

Current Host Code: FDZMPJGZ
Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Dress up your Holiday tables this season with your paper crafting supplies and try this idea for your Thanksgiving or fall table settings.