8 Projects Remaining in Our 12 Weeks of Christmas!

2021-12-weeksTomorrow, Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects will be delivered to those on my email list!

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The 12 Weeks of Christmas feature projects with step-by-step how-to instructions.  Included in these emails are cards, gift ideas, and packaging ideas coming to you every Wednesday from now until Christmas!  You will also receive my regularly scheduled weekly emails with tips, more exclusive ideas, and first notice of specials! And, you will get a FREE online card class when you sign up!

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2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Easy Bag for Treats or Gifts

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Well, friends, 2021 Halloween is just around the corner so here's an easy treat or gift bag that you can make in a jiffy! 

This one is created with the Frightfully Cute Bundle (currently on backorder) but you can use any of the supplies that you have on hand to create this for Halloween treats or a little gift.  In fact, you can see a re-make of this bag, the Christmas version, right here.

Notice that I did not use a Halloween designer paper for this bag.  This pattern is in Bumblebee from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

2021-stampin-up-halloween-project-gift-pouchHere are the simple directions for assembling this easy gift bag for 2021 Halloween or any occasion!

  • The card stock for the bag is cut 8-½ x 11. Score on the long side at 4-½, 5-¼, 9-¾, 11. 
  • Turn and score at 1-½ for what will be the bag bottom.
  • Embellish the bag with die-cuts, stamped images, ribbon, and gems to coordinate with your card stock, designer paper, and for the occasion.

Now you are ready to create this bag for any celebration!  It's easy and fun and you can decorate it however you'd like!

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2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

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This Blessing Box is a special project and the 2021 version is created with the beautiful Gorgeous Leaves Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The idea behind the Blessing Box came to me when so many would often tell me how much it meant to receive a card from me.  And, when my brother told me that he's kept every card that I've ever made for him.  It made me think about those who never receive a little "paper hug" in the mail.  How could that be changed even if only for just a few?

And, thus, the Blessing Box was created.  A little box that holds 3 x 3 cards with a kind phrase, a verse from God's Word, or an uplifting message...just a random act of kindness.  There is no signature, no credit; just sharing in hopes that it will be a blessing in someone's day.

The video goes into a little more detail about how these are shared so I hope you'll watch and make plans to create your Blessing Box.

2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

Lisa's Inklings:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet- 2021 Blessing Box PDF

Thank you for stopping by today!  If you enjoyed this post, be sure to:

Let me know when you create your 2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves or whatever stamp set you choose!


Make A Blessing Box, YouTube Premiere

Blessing Box.youtube-thumbnailJoin us for our YouTube Premiere, Thursday, October 21, 2021, to make a special project that will make a difference and be a blessing to others.

Find us HERE on YouTube at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, and 4 PM PT.

We will be making a blessing box with 3 x 3 cards that anyone can make!  See you then!


24 Hour Stampin' Up! Flash Sale on Select Stamps Tomorrow, October 20, 2021

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The big news this week is the 24 Hour Stampin' Up! Flash Sale on a select group of stamps,  TOMORROW, October 20!  Many cling mount stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be on sale for 15%. So many good ones!!!
 
To help you be ready for the sale, I am moving my weekly Facebook LIVE to this evening at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT.  I will be going through the catalog and highlighting the stamp sets that will be on SALE.  If you are on Facebook join me HERE at your local time!
 
 
If you are not on Facebook, I will upload the video to YouTube later this evening.  You can find my YouTube Channel HERE.
 
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Let's all be ready for the 24 Hour Stampin' Up! Flash Sale on a select group of stamps,  TOMORROW, October 20, and tune in this evening on Facebook to see some of my favorites as we walk through the catalog!


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag

2021-Stampin-up-christmas-season-card-gift-bagYou are going to love these coordinating 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

The card is a fun fold that looks a little more tricky than it actually is and the bag is super simple.  And, the pine cones from the Christmas Season Bundle (English) [156801]are so realistic with the two-step stamping technique on Crumb Cake card stock against the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper [156292] background.  These elements make for a really special project.

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The video below first premiered on YouTube on October 15, 2021.  I have it posted below along with my "Inklings" section with details on the project.  There is also a link to a PDF with project details below for your files!

Now, on to the video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

Lisa's Inklings for Card:

 

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Lisa’s Inklings for the bag:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Bag -Ink and Inspirations Project PDF

Thank you for stopping by today!  If you enjoyed this post, be sure to:

Now it's your turn to create this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season card and gift bag for the upcoming holiday season!


2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Cute Halloween Triangle Treat Box

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Today's project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween triangle treat box created with the Cute Halloween 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [156479].

This little triangle holds a few pieces of candy and makes a cute presentation.  This designer paper stack is already cut 6 x 6 and you can make two of these treat holders with one sheet of paper. 

Here's the video tutorial so you can make these yourself.

2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project

Lisa's Inklings:

FREE Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet

Download the PDF for this project to save for future reference; free for you from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations. 

2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project- Cute Halloween Triangle Treat Box PDF

2021-stampin-up-halloween-triangle-treat-3Here are my previously posted 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween treats holders...just in case you missed these ;)...

For another really cute Halloween-themed gift bag, be sure to tune into my Facebook LIVE today, Thursday, October 14, 2021, at NOON, Central Time, 1 PM ET, 11 AM MT, 10 AM PT.

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Now that you've read this post, go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE and FOLLOW my page so you are there for my LIVE with another 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project and get in on the conversation during the live videos and other posts with paper crafters just like you!

 


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-Card-techniques-angels-of-peaceThis project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card that I hope you will love as much as I do!  With some easy techniques that you can add or omit, this card will be a pretty favorite that your friends and family will love!

The Angels Of Peace Cling Stamp Set (English) [156365] is one that can be used during the Christmas season or any time of year.  This little one carries a little holly sprig and there is a more mature angel.  Both are super sweet and pretty and are fun to color.

This project was originally seen on my YouTube Premiere last week.  You can tune in there on most Thursday evenings to see a new project or two and participate in the LIVE chat.

Here's a look at this card in the making with those easy techniques that I mentioned earlier.

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

Lisa's Inklings:

Download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet PDF Here. This PDF contains project details with measurements and a complete listing of supplies used on this card.

You can save this PDF (linked above) to your files on your device or print it to keep on file.

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You can create this card without all the techniques and it would still be a beautiful card and much easier to mass-produce. And, you could always re-create it in a different color scheme.  It would be so pretty in traditional colors, too.  What do you think about this card in pink?  I am loving this color palette featured in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper [156329].

Now that you've read this post, get the supplies you need to make this card. Thank you for tuning in today for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card with easy techniques.


A New Kit In Town!

Love-santa-tag-kit-2There's a new kit in town and it's decked out for the holidays!

The Love, Santa Tags Kit is brand new and available now in the Online Store. 

Love, Santa Tag Kit (158375)  $19.00

Here are the Details:


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

Love-santa-tag-kit-1These are great to add to gifts or little treat bags! And, speaking of bags, here are some cute ones!

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Love, Santa Treat Bags (158381) $7.00

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4" x 9-1/2"
  • Food safe

Get this kit and bag combo now!  Here are some ideas for gift-giving:

  • Neighbor gifts
  • Classmate gifts
  • Thank you gifts for those who provide a service
  • Gifts for first responders
  • Stocking stuffer gifts

I am sure you can think of many more!

This new kit would also make for a fun family activity.  Stock up now and plan some fun with the Love, Santa Tag Kit and coordinating bags!

 


Make A Card; Send A Card

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Now that we've celebrated World Card Making Day, this week is Make A Card; Send A Card Week. 

It's time to create and get some of those creations in the mail to make someone's day!

Here is a beautiful "Hello" card made with the Quiet Meadow bundle.  It's the work of my creative assistant, Catherine.  Let's take a look at the details.

Product Listing:

Quiet Meadow Bundle 155847

Forever Fern stamp set 152559

Mint Macaron CS 138337

Calypso Coral CS 122925

Basic White CS 159276

Memento Black Ink 132708

Mint Macaron ink 147106

Calypso Coral Ink 147101

So Saffron Ink 147109

Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend 154889 

Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend 154881 

Meadow Moments Embossing Folders 153126

Gold 3/8” Fine Art Ribbon 154561

Stitched So Sweetly Dies 151690

Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

Paper Snips 103579

Stampin’ Trimmer 152392

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653

 

 

Instructions:

  • Cut the Mint Macaron card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” and score at 4 1/4”.
  • Cut the Calypso Coral piece at 4” x 5 1/4”. Glue down to card base.
  • Cut the Basic White piece at 3 3/4” x 5”. Stamp large flower in So Saffron randomly around and do the same with the little flower in Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the leaves in Mint Macaron using the leaf stamp from the Forever Fern stamp set then glue down to the Calypso Coral layer.
  • Take the largest scallop rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. Die-cut in Calypso Coral card stock. Glue down to the center of the stamped Basic White piece,
  • Cut a Basic White piece at 2 1/2” x 3 3/4” then stamp the flower image in the Memento Black ink more towards the left side. Emboaa the right side (about 3/4” of the edge) in the Meadow Moments embossing folder with just the leaves... right side.
  • Take your Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron Blends to color the flower image.
  • Adhere down to the center of the scalloped rectangle.
  • Die-cut the label in Calypso Coral, then cut a Basic White piece at 1/2” x 2 1/8”. Stamp "hello" from the Forever Fern set in Mint Macaron. Adhere to the label.
  • Cut two small pieces of the gold ribbon and thread each piece through the loops on side of the label.  Adhere to the back.
  • Add dimensionals to the backside of the label and add to the card front beneath the floral image. 

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Thanks for checking in for this Stampin' Up! card idea.

Now it's time for you to create this pretty card for Make A Card; Send A Card Week!


2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Frightfully Cute Treat Box

2021-stampin-up-halloween-treat-box-1This 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project is a remake of this box but this one is decked out with the Frightfully Cute Bundle [156493] from the 2021 July-January mini catalog. 

Isn't the blue and yellow a pretty combination?  This little owl is guarding a box full of sweets.  This box could even hold a little gift.

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Here's a look at the how-to so you can make this 2021 Stampin' Halloween box, too!

Lisa's Inklings:
Night Of Navy Cardstock [100867] (2) 5 x 6. Score at 1" all four sides, (2) 2-3/4 x 3/4, (2) 3-3/4 x 3/4, (1) 2-3/4 x 3-3/4.

Crushed Curry  Cardstock [131199]  (2) 3-7/8 x 7/8, (2) 2-7/8 x 7/8, (1) 2-7/8 x 3-7/8  plus a small piece to stamp sentiment.
You will need scrap pieces of the other card stock colors to die-cut: Gray Granite  Cardstock [146983] and Early Espresso  Cardstock [119686].
Substitute Crushed Curry for stars since this Be Dazzling Paper is no longer available.

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Look at all that chocolate goodness!  Well, to me, anyway! ;)  I always tell Jackie, my husband, NOT to eat the candy in my studio because there is NO telling how old it is.  If he finds this box, he will know these are fresh!

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Although designed as a Halloween project, this is a versatile box that you could adapt for any occasion.  A small gift would be nice tucked inside.  Here are some ideas...

  • An infant onesie
  • A bottle or two of essential oils wrapped in tissue for added protection.  (It would be a good idea to use glue dots or a small piece of tape to keep the box closed.)
  • A gift card with a few candies.
  • Some Stampin' Up! adhesives for your favorite crafter.
  • Scented or specialty soaps.

These are just a few ideas and I am sure you can think of more!

Here is the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet that you can download or print.  It contains all of the measurements and the products used!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Now, it's your turn to re-create this 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Box!


Happy World Card Making Day!

243540388_10159741956199359_6902865546443360275_nHappy World Card Making Day!

Be sure to visit my Facebook page and my Instagram!

I'll be posting some of my favorite cards I've made...some from a while back!

You can find me on Facebook on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

See you there and enjoy World Card Making Day!


Make Your Handmade Card Into A Gift for Christmas

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Here's a tip for making your handmade Christmas card into a gift!

Not too long ago, these ornaments were shared as one of my YouTube Premieres as well as here on the blog.

I knew that these ornaments would make a great focal point for a Christmas card but wanted to come up with a plan so that these could still be used as an ornament thereby making the card into a gift!

Watch the video below for the plan then we will chat more about it afterward.

When A Card Is Also A Gift

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You only need a small dab of glue for this to work.  Start small then add more if needed.
  • As mentioned in the video, you can create almost any shape/label into an ornament.
  • Before placing the ornament on the card, sign the back and date it.
  • Be sure to include instructions inside the card for removing the ornament.

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-card-and-ornament-2Here's another card idea with a similar ornament.  There are really quite a few possibilities...just take a look through your supplies!

Before you go, just a few thoughts:

  • If you've ever thought about joining our community of stampers, now is a great time!  We have a lot of fun in our Facebook group encouraging each other and sharing our love of the craft! And, we have become friends through our ZOOM meetings even though we are scattered across the U.S.  While anytime is a great time to join us, if you join before the end of the day on Thursday, September 30th, you get to add an additional bundle to your Starter Kit!  Want to know more or talk about it?  Give me a call! 409-719-2853.
  • Every Thursday evening, there is a new Premiere video on my YouTube channel.  You can go there on Thursdays, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, and 4 PM PT and participate in the LIVE chat with us. 

Also, be sure to Like and Follow my page on Facebook:  Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown

and join our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!

Thanks for tuning in today and I hope you will make some of your handmade cards into Christmas gifts this holiday season!