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Stampin Up! Scores Big - A Mini Tutorial

I was so excited to get my Simply Scored Diagonal Plate yesterday!  Love that Stampin' Up! is offering this accessory that will allow paper crafters to create beautiful envelopes.

I had to try it out fresh out of the box!  Here's an ink and inspirations "how-to" tutorial...

Stampin' Up! Tutorial Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Time Savers Stampin' Up! Tutorial and Masculine Cards

Stampin up masculine cards time savers
It's been a busy Stampin' Up! week in this stamp room and I wanted to share a few tips that enabled me to complete a project for my son-in-law in a short amount of time.

He needed some thank you cards so I decided to make a full set of 12.  By limiting supplies and accessories, I was able to complete the set in a little over an hour.  The picture above is the AFTER...below, is the IN PROGRESS photo. :)

Stampin up masculine card tutorial tipsWatch the video below for info on the time savers! 
How about your time saving tips?
Share those with us in the comment section below!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101 Time Savers and Masculine Cards

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- You're My Type Masculine Card


Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio plays a major role on this card!  That's's a hybrid card with an image from the You're My Type stamp brush set printed from my home computer to use as the main image on this card. Of course, You're My Type(wood, clear) is available as a traditional stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Love it for masculine themed cards!

Here's a video tutorial to show you the process. 

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A Day in the Life 2012 and My Digital Studio- It's About Trout!

My Digital Studio Stampin' Up!Day in the LifeYay for me!  Here's a My Digital Studio digital page all about my first experience in fly fishing!  And, I was successful...caught 3!  Four is the daily limit. :)

This was a pretty big deal since my husband, daughters and their husbands all fly fish and I had been the only one that hadn't been "reeled" in. ;)  I have to admit it was a lot of fun and a great moment shared with the 'hubs'.

Try My Digital Studio Express for FREE and get "caught" up in the fun!  Bet you'll take the bait...hook, line, and sinker!



Springtime Favor - Stampin' Up! Treat Cone Tutorial

Attic boutique treat cone diy wedding favorThis little treat cone can best be described as easy plus fun paper craft!  I borrowed the idea from a fellow demonstrator and added my own touch. 
Perfect for Easter Treats or as a DIY Wedding Favor, I hope you'll give it a try after you watch the video.  Let me know what you think and if you enjoy it, please Pin It, Tweet about it, or Like it using the buttons below!
Thanks for visiting ink and inspirations!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial Springtime Treat Cone

Box It Up with Stampin' Up!

Stampin up gift box designer rosette die

Why I waited so long to order some of these adorable Kraft Gift Boxes (124106) from Stampin' Up!...I'll never know!  These little packages were in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and, lucky for me, made the carry-over list and are still available.

I dressed this box with a Designer Rosette, Blossom Punched flower, and an stamped image from the Vintage Vogue set (wood, clear).

These come in a pack of 4 for $2.95. Definitely a great buy and perfect to have on hand to package treats or little gifts.  The boxes are bigger than I thought (even though I read the dimensions) and I was pleasantly surprised.  And, another plus...super easy assembly-no adhesive needed.
Leave a comment here if you have questions or need anything!

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A Stampin' Up! Tutorial for Yo-Yo...Fabric Yo-Yos!

Stampin up card idea twitterpated fabricI've made fabric yo-yos for years but never thought about using these babies in card making!  Here's a fun and fresh Stampin' Up! card with yo-yo flowers made from Twitterpated Designer Fabric.


Watch the video so you can get your yo-yo on! :)
If you enjoy the video, click the buttons at the bottom of the post and share on your Social Networks...Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial and Card Idea- Fabric Yo-Yos

Unique Attic Boutique from Stampin' Up!

Attic boutique apothecary art

All I can say is "wow" every time I create using the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper.  And, when paired with an Apothecary Art (wood,clear) image, it is vintage elegance at it's best.

For fun, I added an Attic Boutique Side Note peeking from beneath the Labels Framelit stamped piece. An inked-up Soft Suede Decorative Label Punched piece and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch add a contrasting backdrop.

Have you tried the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon and Brad Pack
It's one of the FREE choices you'll have with your $50 product purchase by March 31st.  Browse the Online Store HERE.

Bag It Up with Stampin' Up!

Mixed bunch everyday enchantment stampin updesigner paper

Here's a cute Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (FREE with your purchase of $50 in product!) bag dressed up with a Mixed Bunch (wood, clear) flower that is perfect for holding lots of springtime treats.  And, speaking of treats, subscribers to ink and inspirations Mailing List will receive the video tutorial with the how-to create it next week! 

How do you become a subscriber?  Just click on the link below, fill out the form, and look for the follow up email to confirm.  That's it! 

Then, you'll be sure to receive my mailing list exclusive tutorials and my monthly newsletter with project ideas and notice of Stampin' Up! specials.
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A Day in the Life 2012 and My Digital Studio- Birthday Bash

Day in the Life My Digital StudioI have to admit that I was super tired when I put this My Digital Studio page together (after the Oscars!)  but it just proves how easy it to get a layout completed in a few minutes time.

I've found that the trick to this digital scrapbooking project is to carry your camera (in my case---iPhone) with you and remember to pull it out and snap away!  Also, I don't put any pressure on myself to create the "perfect" page and just having the goal to just get it recorded really makes it easy!

Try My Digital Studio Express for 30 Days---FREE---and, you'll see how easy it can be! 

In the Spirit of Dr. Seuss

Stampin up seuss

Today is the anniversary of the birthday of Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss.  And, how appropriate that today is also Read Across America Day!

Dr.Seuss' books were favorites with our girls...especially The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?  (The latter especially because of the "Mr. Brown".)

So in the spirit of Dr. Seuss, I give you my Stampin' Up! Seuss-ville poem...:)

Make a card,
Create a page,
You can stamp
At any age.

Questions or comments,
Just post or ask,
As your Stampin' Up! Demo,
I'm up to the task.

Ink, stamps, and paper
Are what you'll need,
To get these supplies,
Listen and take heed.

No need to drive
Your car any more,
Just shop right through
My Online Store!


New Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and a Tutorial

Fresh and new...the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate is perfect for creating envelopes and it's available from Stampin' Up! starting today!  Watch it work its magic in this video from Stampin' Up! below!

Here's more information on this product below:

  • Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
  • Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate
  • Has etched grooves every 1/8"
  • Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
  • Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
  • Coordinating products included
    • Simply Scored (item 122334)
    • Simply Scored Place Markers (item 125625)
    • Simply Scored Stylus (item 125624)
    • Bone Folder (item 102300)

Stampin' Up! makes the score with the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate! Get yours HERE today!