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DIY Gift Packaging- Two Tags and Petal Cone Dies

Stampin' Up! Two Tags and Petal Cone Dies
These gems are retiring!
Two of my favorite Stampin' Up! dies are retiring...the Petal Cone and Two Tags Dies!

These are both very versatile dies.  I've used the Two Tags  die for treat holders, gift tags, book marks,wedding favors, and card embellishments. 
The Petal Cone die has been transformed into a heart pocket, a Santa Claus, an elf hat, a Christmas Tree, a carrot...well, you get the idea!
Lots of possibilities! 
If you have not added these to your die cutting library, do not delay!  Both are only available while supplies last!

Stampin Up! Two Tags Die
See all the Stampin' Up! Retiring Products Here.
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Stampin' Up! On Sale- This and That


If you haven't taken a look at the new This and That bundle from Stampin' Up! then you must...TODAY! 

The individual products in this line will be included in the new Stampin' Up! catalog but this bundle will only be available through tomorrow, April 30, 2013!

It is a great value and just a trendy and adorable product line!  It's perfect for scrappin' on-the-go and would make a great gift!

Take a look at the individual items below!  The bundle is available through tomorrow at a fabulous price!

Embellish or beautiful as is, this is a 60 page journal...30 Coordinating Spreads!

4 sheets with a variety of designs on semi-gloss paper. Thinner design to fit well with your journal. :)

Nostalgia meets journaling. :)  Classic rotary date stamp with 12 clever and useful phrases for all of life’s events. Turn dial to change phrase and date. Awesome!

Washi Tape!   Three widths; three color patterns!

Coordinating Designer Paper!!  12 Double sided, 12 x 12 sheets!

Get it all at 15% off! Limited Time Offer! Now through April 30, 2013!

This is going to be so much fun!  And, what a great gift idea!   Get a bundle for you and one for a friend!  Order here today!
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Stampin' Up! Word Play- Graduation Card for Her and a Video


Stampin' Up! Word Play Feminine Graduation Card


Hot dog!  Another Stampin' Up! video tutorial for you today, this time for a graduation card with a fem' flair.
( I really had a tough time with the word "feminine".)
Watch the video for a great idea for a graduation card "for her" and to get a kick out of my less-than-acceptable pronunciation.  ;)

Let me know if you need anything...enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Graduation Card for Her

Stampin' Up! Graduation Card Idea

Word Play (wood, clear) is one of the many Stampin' Up! stamp sets that will no longer be available after June 3rd! 
Get your favorites along with all other Stampin' Up! retiring products HERE! 
Products (other than stamp sets) are only available while supplies last!

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Stampin' Up! Word Play- Clean and Simple Graduation Card and Video

Stampin'Up! Word Play on the Retiring List
Available through June 3, 2013

It's about time to start on graduation cards and the retiring Stampin' Up! Word Play had a great sentiment/image for a clean and simple card.  Watch today's video tutorial to see how a couple of ideas to kick it up a notch!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Graduation Card Idea

See all other retiring Stampin' Up! products and stamp sets HERE.

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From the Archives- Retiring Established Elegance

Established Elegance

One of my favorite retiring sets from the Stampin' Up! Catalog is Established Elegance (wood, clear).  Beautiful, timeless designs with a vintage feel perfect for both feminine and masculine cards.

I love the dress form...heck, I love all of the images and have used this set a ton!
Established Elegance Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
This stamp set is only available until June 3, 2013.

See all the retiring stamp sets HERE.

See the updated list of available retiring accessories HERE.  Available while supplies last!

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Stampin' Up! Retired Lists Are Here!


Stampin' Up! Retiring Products Lists Now Available!

Today is a BIG Announcement Day from Stampin' Up!
Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring!  This is your chance to get them before they're gone!

Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! Check the lists closely. Some items are available at an amazing discount!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List

Retiring Stamps List stamps are available through June 3, 2013.
Click to view the Retiring Stamp Sets List.

Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last! Please order promptly to ensure you receive your favorites!
Click to view the Retiring Accessories List.

Stay "In the Know"!
I'll be sharing availability updates on my ink and inspirations Facebook page for the next couple of weeks. 
If you have placed an order with me within the last year, I will be contacting you regarding receiving a new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

If you would like to receive a catalog, please e-mail me with your name, address, and phone number and I'll contact you!

Remember, the Retired Accessories will be available while supplies last! 

Three ways to order Stampin' Up! through Lisa Brown:
  • Call me with your order---409-719-2853

    Questions?  I'll email with a prompt reply. I appreciate your business and look forward to serving you!

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New Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up!

It's Tuesday so that means time for more fab digi downloads from Stampin' Up!  Let's take a look!

Download includes:
12 Designer Series Papers

 A fresh new take on our classic paper from the Delight in the Day Photobook

Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit

Download includes:
* 26-page designer photobook template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 88-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 6 Designer Series Papers
* 15 embellishments
* 3 punches

 *Digital exclusive
 *Make your own yearbook customized with your activities and fun pictures throughout the school year and have your friends autograph it

Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

This Download includes 1-piece SVG stamp brush that is precious for a baby congratulations card or use the image for bible school lessons or inspirational cards!

Also, this is the last day to get a super duper free digital download! 

Last Day for this FREE Download!

Check it out here!
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Three Mystery Hostess Spots Left

Just a quick post from the road to let you know that there are still 3 spots remaining for the Mystery Hostess Event! How to participate??? Email me and let me know you'd like to place an online order (minimum order is $50 before shipping and tax) I'll send you the hostess code to use when placing your order through my online store. After all orders are placed, I'll conduct a random drawing for someone to win all the hostess benefits! You must have the hostess code before you place your order for it to count! So... Email [email protected] if you'd like to participate! Have a great day!

New "Girl" in Town- Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

Stampin' Up! Dolled- Up Birthday Kit

We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit! 

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

-->Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:

  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower

*Adhesive not included
-->Dolled-Up Birthday Kit... only $15.95 (item 133913) in the Online Store!

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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Pretty Pockets

Pretty Pockets Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial
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Perfect for Gift Cards or Scrapbook Journaling Cards

Sharing a quick video today with a tutorial for creating a pretty pocket envelope with Stampin' Up! goodies.  One of my You Tube subscribers noted that this little project will be great for the gift giving opportunities coming up.

from Mary Ellen on You Tube...
great idea as we head into this gift giving season--grads, first communions, mother's, brides... Thanks for the details.


As you watch the video, jot down the measurements and make a template to keep on file.  This will save time when you want to create it again. ;)


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Pretty Pocket Envelopes

Special Note:
If you'd like to participate in the Mystery Hostess Event, visit this link for details!

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Announcing the First ink and inspirations Mystery Hostess Event!

What do I need for a Mystery Hostess Event?...

  • 6 stampers to commit to purchasing a minimum of $50 in product (BEFORE shipping and tax) in my Online Store by Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
  • You must email me before placing your order to let me know that you'd like to participate.
  • I will send you the special HOSTESS CODE THAT YOU MUST ENTER when placing your order in my Online Store.
  • Once the orders are placed, I will randomly choose one stamper to receive all the hostess benefits!

Email me by Monday, April 22nd with the words MYSTERY HOSTESS
in the subject line and I will reply with the Hostess Code and the link to my Online StoreYou must use this code to be eligible for the hostess rewards!

This will be fun!  If we have more than 6 interested, I'll start another group!

You may place an order anytime but you must have the hostess code from me for it to count!

If your order is a total of $150 or more before tax and shipping, you can place your own order online and receive hostess rewards on your order!

E-mail me to let me know if you'd like to participate!

And, now I have another take on yesterday's card and video tutorial!


Stampin' Up! You're Amazing Card Idea


In comparison to the card seen here, you'll see that I used Baker's Twine instead of a designer paper strip and cut the stamped image with a Labels Framelit instead of a punch.  The sentiment is from the welcome kit for My Paper Pumpkin.

Remember to e-mail me if you'd like to participate in the Mystery Hostess Event!
I'll email you the Hostess Code and then you can place your order!

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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Ever Wonder Where To Start?


Stampin' Up! You're Amazing Happy Birthday Card Idea

Are you ever at a loss at WHERE to start in card making?  Watch this video tutorial to discover how you can use your Stampin' Up! Designer Paper for a quick start!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Card Making 101 Tip

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Card Making 101 Tip

Need Stampin' Up! supplies?  You can order directly from my Online Store here or call me at 409-719-2853.

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Stampin' Up! New Digital Downloads and One FREE!

It's Tuesday so that means there are new My Digital Studio digital downloads available in the Stampin' Up! online store! Be sure to read on to see the fabulous download..a digital kit!!...that's FREE for a limited time---through April 23rd!

Let's take a look!
First up, a sweet Beautiful Birthday brush stamp...

Next, a sweet sentiment set just in time for Mother's Day!



Next, a wonderful travel themed kit to record those vacation memories!



And, last but not least, a FREE download!!!



Make your summer memories pop with our Playful Polka Dots Kit!
These paper patterns and accents help you achieve flawless coordination with ease.

The kit includes four Designer Series paper patterns, 55 embellishments, and a one-page 11" x 8-1/2" designer template. Coordinating colors include: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red.

Yours FREE until April 23, 2013!

See all the awesome downloads available from Stampin' Up! HERE!

Haven't tried digital crafting? You can do that from FREE as well!
--->MDS FREE 30 Day Trial!

Ready to dive right in? Get the whole kit 'n kaboodle for $19.95...the full My Digital Studio software...

Discover the fun of digital crafting with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio!
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Stampin' Up! DIY Party Decor

I am busy editing videos for this month's Inkspiration Classroom but I wanted to share this fun DIY party decor as shared on the Stampin' Up! Corporate blog recently.


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Dress it Up with Designer Paper


Look how cute this punched piece of designer paper looks at the bottom of this paper cup!


Stamped Images on Plates


Clever idea to stamp that blossom on the side of that paper plate!


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Adorable Fabric Lined Basket

This pretty fabric acts as a fabric liner for this basket filled with treats.
No Fuss abdFab...Stampin' Up! Fabric


Fabric ties and scallop circle flowers adorn the water area!


DIY Vase

Designer Paper surrounds this upcycled can for a darling vessel for beautiful roses.

Projects designed by Amy M., Vice President of Sales, Stampin' Up!

I hope these DIY decor projects have inspired you to use your supplies in many new ways!

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Also, as a member of ink and inspirations mailing list, you will receive bonus video tutorials with exclusive project ideas several times a year!

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