Socks for Christmas? Unique Christmas Gift Packaging and Fun Technique Video

Unique-diy-christmas-gift-packagingGetting socks for Christmas is not always fun but with this unique gift packaging with a fun technique, the gift will be extra special.

Of course, after watching the video you may think of many other ideas and gifts that would be just as fun in the packaging idea. 

Let's take a look at the video which first aired last Wednesday on my Craft & Chat on Facebook.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is cut with two pieces at  5-1/2 x 2-1/8 and two pieces at 2-5/8 x 2-1/8.
  • Cut coordinating strips of this designer paper with two pieces at 1/2 x 5-1/2 and two pieces at 1/2 x 2-5/8.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the technique with the 6" X 8"  Cellophane Bags [102210].
  • Ribbon to tie cello packaging is cut at about 8" for each of the four pieces.
  • I think it's best to wrap the ribbon around the carrier and partially tying the bow before cutting.  Better to have too much than too little and everyone ties bows differently.

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Do you know someone who will enjoy receiving a gift in this packaging? Here's what you'll need.

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I hope you enjoyed this gift packaging idea!  Check back tomorrow for another idea!

P.S. The Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is one of part of our month long designer series paper sale.  Fifteen Designer Series Papers at 15% OFF.  The sale ends this Saturday, October 31st.  See all the papers that are on sale HERE.


Halloween at Home 2020

Halloweenathome.facebook-photoIf you are wanting to have some Halloween fun in your home environment with your family, here are a few ideas that I've compiled.

Get the kids involved making Halloween treat packaging.

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Here's a fun idea for a simple Halloween box for a glow stick ring toss game.

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Here's our other granddaughter painting a mini pumpkin with acrylic paint.  It's going to be her "Elsa" pumpkin with jewels.  Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see the finished masterpieces!

IMG_4546Try this fun mummy wrap game with an inexpensive roll of crepe paper!

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Make every snack or meal a party!  Drape a Halloween themed plastic table cloth over your table!

Halloween-tableIt's easy to make your own fun and encourage your kids to use their imaginations and creative talents!

Here are a couple of other ideas:

  • Make a pin the nose on the pumpkin game.  (Who remembers pin the tail on the donkey?)Draw and paint or color a pumpkin on a piece of poster board.  Draw in eyes and mouth but leave off nose.  Cut black card stock noses, blindfold the participants and have them attempt to put the nose on the pumpkin!  Use tape or glue dots to get the noses to stick.
  • Have an indoor scavenger hunt.  Find  some fun lists by searching for "Free indoor scavenger hunt printable".

Enjoy some safe and fun Halloween activities by using some of these activities or creating some of your own.  Happy Halloween at Home! -- Lisa :)


Slimline Card Envelope Video

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In today's video tutorial, we will be making an envelope with the perfect fit for this card.

Made from Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101650]and the Simply Scored [122334] scoring tool, you can put this together in minutes!

Here's a look at the how-to:

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut your card stock or designer paper to 8-1/2 x 10. You will just be cutting 1" off the 11" side of a standard size piece of card stock.
  • With the 8-1/2 side at the top, score at 2 and 6.
  • With the 10 " side at top,  score at  1 and 9.
  • This envelope was sized for a slimline card with a finished size of 3-1/2 x 7-1/2.

Now it's your turn!  Get your supplies here and thank you so much for your support!

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I hope you will try this slimline card and coordinating envelope.  It would make a great birthday card for someone this fall.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 11

IMG_4237It's Week 11 for our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and as we are closing in on our last week, here's a simple box that will hold a snack size bag of candy.

Choose your designer paper and make a few of these to have on hand for treats.  Don't you love that black glitter cat?

Let's take a look at this Halloween project video tutorial then read on for details!

Lisa's Inklings:

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If you'd like to give this a try, here are the supplies that you will need!

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And, if you'd like more Halloween ideas, here's a quick reference:

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Try this cat treat box for your 2020 Halloween treats!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card That Bears Repeating!

Christmas-gleaming-2020This 2020 Christmas card idea is one from 2019 that bears repeating!

The Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En) [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] was a favorite from 2019 and appears in this years Mini Catalog which highlights the holiday season!

Let's take a look at the video from 2019 to see the assembly of this card as well as a sweet little box that works as a gift card holder.  Just change the ribbon and emboss Soft Suede ink with Clear Emboss Powder since the copper embossing powder and that ribbon used are both retired.Then, you are good to go!

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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 you can use for these projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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You can make some beautiful Christmas cards with the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En) [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] and be sure and come back to more for Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!

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Slimline Card with Celebrate Sunflowers

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Today's project is a fall-themed slim line card idea using the beautiful Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English) [154065] from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

It's paired with the beautiful Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper [153520] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. Don't you just love Cajun Craze for fall projects?  It's such a rich color and one that's used in my fall projects every year!

This slimline card is a bit different than others.  The length is a shorter than others that you may have seen.  You will get all the details after watching the video. And, there will be another video here on the blog this week for a coordinating envelope so be sure to check back.

Let's take a look at the how-to that was originally posted for my Craft and Chat session on Facebook.

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You can see another fun gift idea made with this bundle here.

I hope you enjoyed today's slim line card with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English) [154065] and you'll keep visiting for more project ideas and the envelope for this card!

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Another Fun Fold- Diamond Fold Card with a Toy Story Flair

Mia-toy-story-dressToday's fun fold/diamond fold card was inspired by this Toy Story themed dress that I made for our granddaughter, Mia.  The photo above is from her trip to Disney in March 2020...pre-pandemic.  With wanting to mimic the cow-hide print of the dress, I decided to make my own patterned paper as shown below.

Cow-hide-print-1Basic Black Combo Pack Stampin' Blends [147942]were used to create the abstract pattern for the cow-hide pieces. 

Cow-hide-print-2Three pieces of the Whisper White  Cardstock [100730] were created with this pattern.  Measurements for all cuts and scores are listed below.

Fun-fold-diamond-fold-cardHere's the finished card.  The horse (which I hope somewhat resembles Woody's horse, Bullseye) was stamped and die cut using the Hippo Happiness Bundle (English) [154080].

Here are the details for this card so you can make your own. Any Toy Story fans out there?

You can see a video for another card with this diamond fold HERE.

Ready to make your own diamond fold card?  Here are the supplies used for today's card...
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Here's hoping that you enjoyed this special fun fold card that I made for our Mia.  If you have questions, leave comment below and I will get back with you as soon as possible!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 10

IMG_4234We are already to Week 10 of our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and video tutorials.

As we get closer to Halloween, you will see projects that you can easily create for your children, grandchildren, or neighborhood friends!

This treat packaging is what I like to call a tent.  Use your designer paper and have fun making lots of these!

Here is the how-to video tutorial for this week's Halloween project.

Lisa's Inklings:
- Cut one piece of Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper [153517] to 3-1/4 x 6-1/2.  Score at 2" for what will be the bottom front.
- Cut another piece of the same print to 3-1/4 x 8-1/2.  Score at 2" and 6-1/2".
- You will need another small piece of Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper [153517] and Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for punching.

IMG_4235If you'd like to re-create this project yourself, here is the Stampin' Up! supply list.

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Take a look at all the 2020 Halloween projects in this blog series at the links below.

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Try this little treat tent for your 2020 Halloween goodies!

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Make Beautiful Handmade Cards with this Timeless Bundle

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Bundles are awesome because you get a stamp set and tool to help you start your projects right away—and for 10% off! You can create beautiful cards with the In the Pines Bundle—it’s been super easy and fast to make them with its Two-Step Stampin’ images and coordinating dies.

Try using the bundle for some nature-themed cards, and use holiday sentiments for Christmas cards! You can also create some “anytime” cards for when you want to let someone know that you're thinking of them. This bundle has a classic look with coordinating products that you will love!

Take a look at more samples below to give you a few ideas. Then order the bundle from my store today and start creating your own projects!

10.20_SHAREABLE_TEXT_MONTHLY_FOCUS_USThe video below has no sound but you can see the process for assembling the cards above!

Get this gorgeous bundle featuring a nature-inspired stamp set with coordinating dies today!  Order your In the Pines Bundle here in the online store!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Box - For Unto Us

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Here are two 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas projects from last week's Craft and Chat on Facebook...a card and gift box with the beautiful For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set [153335].

This stamp set is one that might be overlooked since there are no images.  These beautiful fonts and sentiments are wonderful for Christmas cards and gift packages.  As you can see above and below, the sentiments really stand out when paired with awesome paper, don't you think?

LisaBrown-For-Unto-Us-BoxLet's take a look at the edited recording of the LIVE.  If you're not following me on Facebook, click on over and do it right now!  Craft and Chat is on Wednesday mornings at 10 am Central.  For the next two weeks, you will see a pre-recorded video with some awesome project that you don't want to miss!

Card:
Whisper White Cardstock [100730]: Base 4-1/4 x 11, 4 x 4 for die cutting, 4 x 5-1/4 for inside of card
Gift Box:
Red Velvet Paper [153490]- 6 x 8-1/2 scored at 2,4,6,8. Turn and score at 2" for box bottom. You will need a scrap of the velvet paper to die cut.
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper [153486]- Fussy cut poinsettia and strips for filler.
Whisper White Cardstock [100730]- Scrap for stamping and fussy cutting sentiment
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack [153537]- Nail Salon Ad in red foil to cut and adhere.
 
If you're looking for supplies to create these projects, here's the list!  Thank you for your support!
 

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Create some beautiful projects for the 2020 Christmas season with the For Unto Us stamp set!

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Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

IMG_4110Let your faith be bigger than your fear...a statement so fitting for these times. 

This sentiment is one from the Ridiculously Awesome Cling Stamp Set [152512] from Stampin' Up! and is highlighted by the beautiful Rainbow Glimmer Paper [153056].  And, who remembers this technique?  It's so much fun and super easy!  The scrappy scrip technique is a great way to get a very "stand out" background. See more samples and the video tutorial HERE.

Here are the measurements for this card:

Give this technique a try with this beautiful glimmer paper.  Here are the supplies you will need.

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The scrappy strip technique will be one of your favorites once you give it a try!  Let me know what you think! 

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 9

2020-halloween-projects-wk-9It's Week 9 of my 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects and this time we are continuing this cute cup project.  (In case you missed the projects and video from earlier, you can see it here!)

In this video, you will see me cover the entire cup with some beautiful designer paper to make a fun Halloween treat holder.   Fill with candy, a gift card, or maybe even a little pair of socks!

Here's the video how-to so that you can make your own.

Lisa's Inkings:

Halloween-9-2020-projectsNeed supplies to make this project? Here's the supply list.  Thank you so much for your support.  When you order from me it allows me to continue ordering free video tutorials!

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October 16th is my 14th Stampin' Up! Anniversary! So since we are celebrating World Card Sending Week following Saturday's World Card Making Day, here is an ordering special and giveaway!
Place an order using Host Code YZ3XDJQA of $50 or more before shipping and tax from October 1 through October 16th (Midnight) and receive a thank you gift from me and be entered into a drawing for prizes! Winners announced on October 18th!
 
If you haven't crafted with these adorable cups and coordinating dies, the holiday season is the perfect time! 

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Just 24 Hours!

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It's just 24 Hours until we begin the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

The 12 Weeks of Christmas will begin tomorrow and the first project will be sent to my mailing list subcribers at 1:00 PM, Central.
These exclusive projects include cards, gift ideas, and bags/tags/wraps for the 2020 Holiday Season!
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DIY Gift Idea with Warm Hugs Bundle

Stampin-up-gift-idea-warm-hugsToday's project and video tutorial is a DIY gift idea using the Warm Hugs Bundle (English) [155145] from Stampin' Up!  The video is a recording of a recent Facebook Live  and you'll see how my mindset went from shying away from this bundle to "I gotta have it!"

The coffee/latte theme is very popular but try not to box yourself into just that idea.  These cups and sentiments can be used for packaging lots of different mini gifts!

Let's take a look at the video and you'll see!

Lisa's Inklings:

Diy-gift-warm-hugsReady to make your own cute cups for DIY gift giving?  Here are the supplies you'll need.  I would be so grateful for you to place your order with me!

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October 16th is my 14th Stampin' Up! Anniversary! So since we are celebrating World Card Sending Week following Saturday's World Card Making Day, here is an ordering special and giveaway!
Place an order using Host Code YZ3XDJQA of $50 or more before shipping and tax from October 1 through October 16th (Midnight) and receive a thank you gift from me and be entered into a drawing for prizes! Winners announced on October 18th!
 
(Reminder: If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use host code so that you will receive your rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.)
 
Prizes for those that qualify for the giveaway drawing include Stampin' Up! product including a September Paper Pumpkin kit and a Stamparatus!
Being a part of Stampin' Up! has been a life changer for me. From all the wonderful folks that I have met, to what I've learned about card making and paper crafting, to earning trips that my husband, Jackie, and I would never have been able to enjoy on our own...it's all been amazing!  Much gratitude to all of you who have supported and chosen me as your demonstrator, my team members who have accompanied me in this journey, and family and friends who have encouraged and supported me! Thank you all!
 
Now it's time to get busy with our crafting projects!  Let me know how I can help you!

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