New Fun Fold Class to Go

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Introducing my next Class to Go...a Fun Fold Card Class!
This class consists of three fun-fold-cards using the beautiful Desert Details Bundle.   If Desert Details is not your jam, you can use any floral set with sentiments! 
And, as in all of my Class to Go offerings, these card kits are FREE with a qualifying purchase.   Place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) by Midnight, Monday, February 13th and have this class shipped to your door!Here’s the next step…* Order a minimum of $50 before shipping and tax to receive three card kits and the video tutorials on a private class page that you can access 24/7! ($35 Value) 
* You will also receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 in product purchase!
***PLUS...If you order is $100 or more (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $10 coupon certificate to apply to your total for an order placed in March 2023!Details:
  • Must use Host Code NMXCEVGE
  • I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.
  • Class packets are due to ship to you on February 22, 2023**. You will also receive the link to the class page via email that week.   (**You will be notified of  any any date changes.) 
  • Fine print: *One class kit per person.  *Video page is for class participants only.*The kits do not contain stamps or stamped images per Stampin' Up! Policy.*You will need stamps, ink, adhesives, and basic tools to complete these projects.If you'd like, I would be happy to place the order for you. Call or text 409-719-2853 or email, lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Order now to have this Fun Fold Class to Go shipped to your door!


A Hoot of a Fun Fold Card Idea

Fun-Fold-Birthday-Card-Adorable-Owl This little guy from Adorable Owls is a HOOT on this fun fold card!  He's fun to color and truly the cutest little owl ever!

This fun fold card design was featured on a Facebook/YouTube LIVE recently and once you have the details and measurements, it's addicting!  You will want too make these over and over again!

The Adorable Owls stamp set is one you can earn for FREE from Stampin' Up! during our once-a-year Sale-A-Bration promotion!  You can this precious stamp set FREE with a minimum $50 purchase.

2023_SAB_P04_05Also featured in the above photo is the Thanks A Bunch stamp set that you can earn for FREE, as well!

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Lisa's Inklings:

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It's a huge support when you shop with me and allows me to be able to continue sharing with you!  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a special thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now that you've read this post and are excited to try this fun fold card idea, be sure to tune in tomorrow to see how you can get a fun fold class from me delivered to your door!


More FREE Options for Your Cardmaking and Paper Crafting!

Copy of February 2023 Elite Suite Canva Templates

There are even more products now available to shop, earn, and redeem during Sale-A-Bration. We don’t want you to miss out on these great products and incredible deals, so take a look at these newly added products. See all that are available HERE.

Note: The newly added products that are now redeemable during Sale-A-Bration are part of Stampin’ Up!'s existing product offering.

EXTRA from Lisa!  

Each purchase of $100 in product (before shipping and tax) ON A SINGLE ORDER during Sale-A-Bration, will also receive a $10 coupon to use in March 2023 to apply to your order total.  No limit to how many you can earn but only applies to orders of $100 or more on a SINGLE ORDER through the end of February and must be redeemed in March 2023.  (Totals of orders will not be combined to reach $100.)


Valentine Card for a Friend

Valentine-card-for-a-friendWith Valentine's Day approaching in a couple of weeks, here's a card idea for a friend using the beautiful Country Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set [160377], Country Floral Lane 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [160375], and Country Gingham 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [160388].

This card is also a self-standing fun fold with plenty of space to write your message on the back.

Valentine-card-for-a-friend-3You can see this same card style and video tutorial with a Valentine's theme in a different colorway HERE.

You can make this card with or without the ribbon accent.  The floral heart is stamped and then fussy cut into a smooth heart edge. Then this heart was placed on a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock [120953] and cut so that a 1/8" border was visible around the edge.

Valentine-card-for-a-friend-2If you'd like to make this card, be sure to watch the video on this previous post then gather your supplies using the shopping list below.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing this Valentine's card project!  Much time, thought, and love goes into each of my designs.  It is a huge support when you shop with me!
During Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your each of your qualifying orders of $50!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

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Another Card with the No Line Watercolor Technique

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For today's project here on Ink and Inspirations, we have another card featuring the no-line watercolor technique using the Stampin' Up! clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. This is a very easy technique that I first demonstrated in my live video last week on Facebook and YouTube. I wanted to share another card using this same technique.

The Dainty Designs has some floral images that are perfect for this technique. With small flowers and delicate stems, it's easy to paint overtop using the tip of your Wink of Stella brush. This is also a technique that can be finished easily and quickly while providing beautiful results. Your family and friends will love the cards you make with this technique.

Suggestion: When gathering your supplies to create a card like this, include a light neutral ink such as Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, the clear week of stellar brush, and our fluid 100 watercolor paper that is thick and rich and really makes your project look beautiful.

In the video below, I will go through the entire watercolor process. It doesn't take very long as you will be able to see. Be sure you stay and watch through the end of the video to see a photo of the finished card with some adjustments that were made and why I made them.  Let's take a look at this fun watercolor technique using Wink of Stella.

Lisa's Inklings:

Simple-no-line-watercolor-stampin-up-card-ideaRemember the Dainty Flowers 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [160834] is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration through February 28th and is available while supplies last! Make sure you get it before it's gone!

 

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Order-buttonThank you for your consideration in shopping with me.  When you do, it allows me to continue sharing and providing ideas and inspiration to you.

And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023! (Orders may not be combined.)

It's time to gather your supplies so that you can try this no-line watercolor technique on your next card!


No-Line Watercoloring Technique for Handmade Cards

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This cardmaking project features a "new-to-me" technique called no-line watercoloring. With this project, instead of water, we will be using a clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

The image you see on this card is from the Dainty Delight Cling Stamp Set [161078] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  That gorgeous paper in the background is from the Dainty Flowers 12" X 12"Designer Series Paper [160834] that you can earn free with a $50 purchase from my Stampin' Up! Online Store during our huge Sale-A-Bration promotion which continues through the end of February 2023. This paper has been extremely popular and for good reason. It is absolutely beautiful and can be used to make so many beautiful cards.

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In the video below, you'll see this technique and this easy fun fold plus I will show off this stack of designer papers so you can see just exactly what all the good fuss is about.

This technique gives you that artistic feel. But, it's very simple to achieve by using a light color ink and then applying our classic inks with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. This technique could also be accomplished by using water with our Water Painters and our classic inks. Using the glitter brush gives that little bit of sparkle that makes it extra special.

In the video below, you can see this technique, how easy it is, and also this beautiful collection of designer papers. If you continue watching the video, you'll also see another beautiful card using these designer papers that you can earn for free. Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold in half at 4 1/4 and then fold the card front in half back to the fold.
  • Basic White for the inside of the card is cut at 2 x 5 3/8.
  • Two prints of the designer paper are cut at 2 x 5 3/8.
  • Watercolor paper is cut at 2 x 3 3/8.
  • You will need a piece of Mossy Meadow to back the sentiment and to die-cut the label that is behind the main image.

No-line-watercolor-technique-cardmakingHere are the supplies used for this card-making project.

 

Order-buttonThank you for your consideration in shopping with me.  When you do, it allows me to continue sharing and providing ideas and inspiration to you.

And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

It's time for you to order your supplies, and try this no-line watercoloring technique on your next handmade card!


Facebook and YouTube LIVE Today with an Easy Watercolor Technique!

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We have some beautiful papers in our Sale-A-Bration brochure and in today's LIVE, we will be using two of those to make our projects.  Don't miss this easy watercolor technique!

You'll want these papers and you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order!

Set a reminder and join us on either Facebook or YouTube...Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT

See you then!


Beautiful Paper to Make Beautiful Handmade Cards

Favored-flowers-sympathy-cardThere's no doubt that beautiful designer paper really adds to the beauty of handmade cards. 

During January and February, Stampin' Up! is offering some gorgeous papers in our annual Sale-A-Bration promotion where you can earn free products with each $50 or $100 purchase.

Today's card project is created with the  Fragrant Flowers stamp set and the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper is one of the items that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Favored-flowers
Click here to download the FREE PDF for this card.

Product List -Purchase the Fragrant Flowers Bundle and the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set and get the Favored Flowers paper for FREE.

I truly appreciate your support when you shop with me!

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During Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As an added thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Shop and earn this designer paper for FREE and start creating some beautiful handmade cards!


Stampin' Up! Birthday Card with Tips for Backgrounds

Stampin-up-brithday-card-red-white-1Let's start the week off with a birthday card tutorial including some tips for backgrounds. 

This card features the Share a Milkshake Bundle and I've used the "straw" stamp to make a fun background.  It adds a fun touch and ties in the Crumb Cake color from the cone and the ribbon.

Stampin-up-brithday-card-red-white-2The images and dies in this combo of products add just the right touch for birthday celebrations, Valentine cards, or for just because greetings!

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Let's take a look at the video for this card assembly and tips!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-brithday-card-red-white-3If you'd love to create a card like this one, you shop directly in my Online Store by clicking the link below.

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Order-buttonI am ever so grateful for shopping with me!  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now, get those supplies, and get ready to create some sweet projects like this birthday card with the Share A Milkshake Bundle [160396]!


Using Simple Layers to Make Your Handmade Cards Special

Handmade-card-stampin-up-share-a-milkshakeWant to make your handmade cards extra special by adding simple layers?

On this card, created with the Share A Milkshake Bundle (English) [160396], there are several layers simply created with different cuts of card stock and patterned paper. It's the combination of colors, patterns, and textures that add so much interest!

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You can see this card demonstration on the following recording of a LIVE broadcast from this week.  It's a bit comical!  I tried to be so organized and it backfired on me ...just a little.

Here are some of the details and measurements for these layers...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base measures 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2.
  • The designer paper covering the front of the card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  • The textured card stock layer measures 5 x 3 3/4.
  • The accent piece of designer paper measures  4 7/8 x 2 1/4.
  • The Basic White measures piece  4 1/2 x 2 3/4.

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You can try this layering technique on any card!  Vary the size of your pieces, add texture, combine patterns in like colors of designer paper...the sky is the limit.  Let your imagination spark your creativity!

The Share A Milkshake Bundle (English) [160396] is great for celebrating any occasion!   Did you see this project?

If you'd like to create a card like this one, take a look at the products listed below then click on the links to shop!

I hope you enjoyed the video and had a laugh or two! It's fun for me to create and share project ideas with you and I truly appreciate your support when you shop with me!

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During Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As an added thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now it's your turn!  Gather these supplies and on your next handmade card, add some simple layers to make them extra special!


Facebook and YouTube LIVE Today!

Going Live(2)We have some sweet projects to make including a handmade card with lots of layers and a tiny treat bag featuring the spectacular Share A Milkshake Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog! Get yours here... you will want to create these projects!

Set a reminder and join us on either Facebook or YouTube...Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT

See you then!

 


Easy DIY 2023 Calendar

Share-a-milkshake-calendar-2Today's project is an easy DIY 2023 calendar made with a sweet bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini catalog, Share A Milkshake Bundle [160396].

It's still January so you can continue to make calendars to share with friends, family, and co-workers. 

Earlier this month, this style of calendar was shared on my mini catalog launch with a different theme and different supplies.  While working with this ice cream-themed stamp set, I thought it would make a sweet calendar to have on my desk.

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Below are the measurements and tips so that you can create some, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Choose your stamp set and designer paper first.  This makes it easier to determine your colors for card stock and ink.
  • The base is cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 just like a standard-sized card with a "tent" opening.
  • To support the base, you will need another piece of card stock in the same color cut at 4 1/4 x 4.  On the 4-inch side, score at 1/2, 2, and 3 1/2.
  • Burnish on the score lines to form a "w" shape with the two 1/2 inch scores folded up in a valley fold.  Apply adhesive to these two 1/2-inch panels and glue to the inside of the card base as seen in the first photo on this post.
  • Finish the front as desired. (For the sentiment, I stamped and cut the "life is sweet" from the longer version in the stamp set.)

Comment below with your email if you'd like information on the mini calendars.

January 2023 Canva Templates(8)JOIN US LIVE on THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th!

The Share A Milkshake Bundle is my featured bundle this week and you can see two other cute projects on my LIVE tomorrow on Facebook and YouTube.

Set your reminder to join us at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT on Thursday, January 19, 2023!

Shop now so you can create the projects that you'll see with this super cute bundle!

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It's a huge support when you shop with me and allows me to be able to continue sharing with you!  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now, place your order, and get ready to make this easy DIY 2023 calendar for yourself and your loved ones!

 


Stampin' Up! Mardi Gras 2023 Fun Fold Card

2023-Mardi-Gras-fun-fold-card-1It's that time of the year again and so to keep in step with the Mardi Gras season, here's a Stampin' Up! fun fold card made with one of those adorable characters from the Playing in the Rain Bundle.  Be sure to check out both projects from that LIVE.

Although this was shared last week, I wanted to share a how-to video with not as much chatter and with a festive switch of a theme.  When I saw that fox with an umbrella, I knew I had to dress him up for Mardi Gras.

Here's the video then read on for the details...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this fun fold card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Score on the long side at 2, 3 1/8, 5 3/8, and 6 1/2.
  • Layers for outside panels are (2) 5 3/8 x 1 7/8, and (2) 5 1/4 x 1 3/4.
  • The inner layers are (2) 5 3/8 x 1 and Basic White 2 x 5 3/8.
  • Decorate the outside as desired.  If using ribbon for a closure, wrap-around card adhering to the top with the main images adhered over top of that.

2023-mardi-gras-fun-fold-card-2Here are the supplies used for this project.  You can click the links to learn more and to shop!

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Here's hoping you've enjoyed learning about this project!  Much time, thought, and love goes into the creation of my cards. 

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Thank you for your support by shopping with me! And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now try this fun fold card on your own and let me know if you try your own version of a Mardi Gras card with Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain!

 


Fun Fold Card and Valentine's Treat Holder with Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain

YouTube Premiere Thumbnail(2)Yesterday's LIVE demonstration on Facebook and YouTube featured a fun fold card and Valentine's Treat Holder with the new Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain.

These whimsical characters from the stamp set and coordinating specialty designer series paper make some adorable projects!  The card shared here earlier this week was another example of super cuteness overload!

Here's the fun fold...

Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain-1You can see that the designer paper was strategically cut to make an outdoor scene with this little turtle in a field of daisies.

Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain-3Here's the open card with space for writing a message. I left it without an inside sentiment until I decide for what occasion the card would be sent. Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain
In this close-up of our friend, Mr. Turtle, notice that the bridge is only adhered on the two sides and in a couple of places along the bottom.

Here are some of the details and dimensions for this card...

Lisa's Inklings for the fun fold:

  • The base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 2, 3 1/8, 5 3/8 and 6 1/2 on the long side.
  • Two pieces of patterned paper for the outside are cut 5 3/8 x 1 7/8.
  • Two pieces of coordinating patterned paper are cut 5 3/8 x 1 for the inside panels.
  • Basic White piece for the inside is cut at 5 1/4 x 2.
  • When adhering the main image to the card front, adhere to only one of the panels (top or bottom).  The other side just overlaps.
  • Burnishing with a Bone Folder on all of the folds is a very important step.

2023-valentine-treat-holder-playing-in-the-rain-1This simple Valentine's treat holder is a larger version of a gift from one of my team members last year.  You begin with a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper and with a few cuts and a few folds, you've got a darling little two-pocket treat holder.

Here are the scoring measurements for this project.  It's best to watch this section of the video to see the assembly.

Lisa's Inklings for the Valentine's treat holder:

  • Start with a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock or paper.  Cut one side to measure 10 inches.
  • Score the 12-inch side and 4 and 8.  Score the 10-inch side at 4, 5, and 6.
  • You will make a diagonal cut on the four corners.

Watch the video below. This Valentine's treat is the first project.

And, here are the stars of the show...

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I hope you have enjoyed these projects!  Much time, thought, and love goes into each design. 

Thank you for your support by shopping with me! And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

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It's time for you to plan your projects with the Playing in the Rain Bundle so start with this fun fold card and Valentine's Treat Holder.