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Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath- Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip


Wreath paper flowers
Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath

I love using handmade paper flowers on my wreath for spring but I needed to find a way to attach these blooms without actually gluing to the wreath.  In this video tutorial, you'll see the method I devised for this task.  Doing it this way, there is less damage to the wreath and makes it easy to change the flowers.



stampin up video tutorial tip to attach flowers to wreath
Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip
on Attaching Flowers to a Wreath

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube for this wreath-saving tip!

I hope you found the tip in this video tutorial helpful for attaching  handmade paper flowers to wreaths or other home decor projects!

Stampin' Up! NEW Annual Catalog, Weekly Deals and NEW Clearance Rack Items!!

Stampin' Up! revealed it's new Annual Catalog last night at a Premiere Showing for demonstrators!  The word is fabulous! 
If you are a customer of mine and have ordered from me during the past year, I'll be happy to send you a FREE catalog including FREE shipping! I will be in touch with you to see if you would like to receive one.

If you have not previously ordered from me and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, reside in the U.S. and would like for me to send you one, be sure to sign up for my mailing list to find out how you can get one FREE.  My May Newsletter will be delivered next week with this information!

Now, let's take a look at the New Weekly Deals!
See them all in the Online Store HERE!


And, here are the new Digital Downloads! See more details HERE!


Many items have been added to the Clearance Rack with discounts of up to 80%!
See all the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Specials HERE!

Be sure to check the Retiring Lists!  Several items and many sets have already SOLD OUT!

See the Retiring Stamp Sets HERE.

See the Retiring Accessories HERE.

Be sure to check out all the new Stampin' Up! deals and specials in the Online Store!

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Video Tutorial

 Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Cards

Here's a masculine card idea video tutorial featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

It's been a while since I've "built" a card using rectangular layers so this sketch was just what I needed for mojo on this Monday!

Stampin' Up!
Masculine Birthday Card

Let's walk through the process together in the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

If you enjoy making masculine themed cards but would like more ideas, click here to read about my Mainly Manly Cards series.  It's an online class series devoted to creating cards for guys!  See more here!

Masculine Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Supplies used in this video may be purchased by clicking the links below:


Stampin' Up! Easter Cards and Projects

If you need a few last minute ideas for Easter cards or projects, here are some examples using products from Stampin' Up!

Easter Card by Kristen M.
Easter Treat Bag by Lynn C.


Stampin' Up! Trefoil Cross Easter Card

Above is an Easter card I made using the beautiful Trefoil Cross stamp and my Stampin' Up! punches.

Here are some ideas from one of the Stampin' Up! concept artists!

Hope these Stampin' Up! Easter cards and projects inspire you to create today!

Need An Idea for Teacher Appreciation? Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Post It Note Holder

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Stampin' Up! Gift Idea and Video Tutorial
Teacher Appreciation

Here's a quick and easy post it note holder for Teacher Appreciation in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial!  Look through your supplies on hand and you'll have what you need to create several of these in a jiffy!  Make a coordinating gift set of two or three of these as a gift for teachers, administrative assistents, or your BFF!


Post it note holder teacher appreciation stampin up video
Post It Note Holder for a cute gift!


See the how-to in this video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel with over 300 video tutorials using Stampin' Up! products!

Supplies seen in this ink and inspirations Stampin' Up! video tutorial:

Last Day for Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping!

FREE Shipping on ANY Stampin' Up! Order til Midnight tonight!


Just a few more hours to take advantage of the FREE standard shipping on ANY Stampin' Up! order! It's been a busy day taking orders by phone and email from everyone who is taking advantage of this special!

I was hoping to share a video tutorial today but that will have to wait!  Here's a peek at what we'll make just in time for Teacher's Appreciation Week!

Post it note holder teacher appreciation
Easy Post It Note Holder
for Teacher Appreciation Week

Easy to make and fun to give!  There will be a video tutorial very soon!  You'll be able to make several in very little time!

In the meantime, won't you take advantage of the FREE shipping offer?  I'm thinking about stocking up on some paper and adhesive.  And, yes, this will be my third order this week!

To order:


---Email me at

---Call me at 409-719-2853

Order before Midnight (MT) tonight to receive FREE standard shipping on any Stampin' Up! order!

Prepaid Subscriptions for Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin


We’re now offering prepaid subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin, our monthly subscription kit program. Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper–everything cut and ready to go.

Just order the subscription length of your choice and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription on

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858  1 month $19.95 US
137859  3 months $59.85 US
137860  6 months $113.70 US -save $1 per month
137861  12 months $215.40 US—save $2 per month
Take a look at the Paper Pumpkin Kit that was delivered to subscribers this month!

Here's a different take from one of the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists...

I love receiving My Paper Pumpkin each month! It's always a surprise and easy and fun crafting!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial - Easy Geometrical Thank You Card Idea

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Easy Card Idea

Sharing another version of the card pictured above in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial using the Geometrical stamp set and the Kaleidscope Designer Series Paper.

This how-to will show you how you can easily change one card idea with a few switcheroos.  Find favorite cards that you've created and become inspired to create a different version!

Take a look at the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube Channel featuring over 300 videos using Stampin' Up! products!




FREE standard shipping on all Stampin' Up! Orders through April 25, 2013!

Click the links above to purchase the supplies as seen in today's Stampin' Up! video tutorial!


Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping and Retiring Lists!

Before we get to this news on Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping and the Retiring Lists, I want to welcome you back to my blog! Typepad experienced a DDOS attack and we were down for several days!  Missed you and so glad to be back! 

Now...Stampin' Up! released the retiring stamp set list and the retiring accessories list on MondayAll of these retiring items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Several items and stamp sets have already sold out!

And, as a BONUS, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING this week on any and all orders!  Through April 25th, take advantage of free shipping for every order!

Take a look at the RETIRING STAMP SETS HERE.


To order:


---Email me at

---Call me at 409-719-2853

Please do not delay in placing your order for these retiring items!!!

Thank you for visiting and keeping up with ink and inspirations on our Facebook page, You Tube ChannelPinterest, Twitter, and  Instagram.

Thank you to everyone who has already taken advantage of the Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping and shopping the Retiring Lists!

Stampin' Up! Home Decor: DIY Wreath for Easter

DIY Wreath

Here's my DIY Easter wreath created from vines in our yard, burlap strips, and Stampin' Up! ribbon and lace trim.   The Dogwood blossoms were created from Stampin' Up! punches with fringed card stock for centers. The cross is a gift from our daughter.


My DIY Wreath for the Easter Season.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
John 3:16

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Easter Chick Treat Box Part 2

Stampin' Up! Easter Chick Treat Box Video Tutorial

An easy paper craft project completes this Easter Chick Treat in Part 2 with this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial.  In Part 1, there was a demonstration of the punch art Easter Chick as seen HERE on this post.

You can finish these quickly by following the how-to in the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel.


Here's hoping that this easy Easter Treat box video tutorial and your Stampin' Up! supplies will help you complete preparations for celebrating this holiday weekend!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Easter Chick Treat Part 1

Stampin' Up! Easter Chick Punch Art Video Tutorial

With Easter just days away, here's a quick and easy Easter Chick punch art embellishment in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial

This project will be presented in two parts with two separate video tutorials. So, get your little Easter chicks ready today and we'll put the easy paper craft box together tomorrow so you'll be ready for Easter Sunday!

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube with more that 300 more Stampin' Up! video tutorials on my channel for your viewing pleasure.  ;)


Tune in tomorrow for the Part 2 video tutorial for this Easter Chick treat box using Stampin' Up! products!

Are You Ready for THIS??? Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Just so so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.

If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.  Watch this introduction below or HERE on You Tube.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the products that will be available for purchase on May 1st:

This announcement of introducing this Project Life to our fabulous Stampin' Up! line has me super excited and motiviated to preserve many memories and photos that have been neglected!  If you are looking for an easier way to scrapbook, I can't wait to share this with you. Be sure to stay tuned and if you're not on my mailing list, you'll want to sign up now to not miss any announcements. Project Life by Stampin' Up! is going to be a fantastic solution for many us!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Making Paper Flowers with Stampin' Up! Punches


Paper Flowers made from Stampin' Up! Punches

By special request, here's a video tutorial with tips and a simple how-to for these paper flowers using Stampin' Up! Punches!  This size blooms are perfect for small to medium sized wreaths or other home decor projects.

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube and you'll be making your own paper flowers in no time!

Stampin' Up! punches used for the paper flowers seen in this video tutorial:

Experiment with your different Stampin' Up! punches as seen in this video tutorial to make your own beautiful paper flowers for your wreaths and home decor projects.