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The Big CASE- A Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

Bet you're really wondering about this CASE I'm referring to in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial, right?

Well, in our crafting world, CASE is the acronym for Copy And Share Everything!  CASE-ing is encouraged and to support that, there is a nifty little tool that you can access through my website.  

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE over on You Tube to see it now!

Find the link to this nifty tool in the right column sidebar here on my website. Click on " View Our Catalogs" and it will take you right to it!

Hope this video tutorial has encouraged and will help you to CASE all those fabulous projects in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!


New Stampin' Up! Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set

 

 
The latest from Stampin' Up! is this spectacular super hero stamp set, Calling All Heroes! 

Read on for the thoughts of the the Catalog Designer who designed this super hero set!

A good portion of my youth was spent watching reruns of the campy Adam West Batman TV show, or filling notebooks with sketches of Michael Keaton wearing the cape and cowl. I even dug out this vintage drawing—dated '93—to verify my lifelong geek credentials.



Unlike some childhood properties that I have since aged out of (He-Man, anyone?) my love of Batman and superheroes has grown up with me—inspiring me to create a new photopolymer stamp set: Calling All Heroes (item 138002).



This versatile set is like having a fully-stocked utility belt of iconic comic book imagery. It includes an alphabet, burst shapes, a tileable cityscape and halftone pattern, and a variety of elements to recreate your favorite hero—or piece together an original creation. What would Dick Grayson look like with Clark Kent's glasses and Tony Stark's goatee? Get this set and find out!



Use the alphabet to stamp a custom POW!, ZAP!, or whatever super-sayings you can dream up. The Word Bubbles Framelits Dies (item132968) can also provide great accents for your comic-themed projects (although they don’t directly coordinate).



As the father of a little girl who loves donning capes and masks just as much as her older brother, I’m well aware that superheroes aren't just for boys anymore. I made sure this set could be easily adapted for both boys and girls.

   

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab Calling All Heroes today, and stamp out evildoers everywhere!

Dave B.
Catalog Designer

 

 


Find Calling All Heroes, the latest photopolymer set from Stampin' Up!, as well as your other paper crafting and rubber stamping supplies in the Online Store.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! for Card Making Video Tutorial

 

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Project Life by Stampin' Up! for Card Making

Here's another idea for using Project Life supplies for card making in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial. Discover the versatility of this project by utilizing the Project Life by Stampin' Up! products on your paper crafting projects. 

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Watch the video tutorial below or HERE over on You Tube!

 Stampin' Up! supplies as seen in the video tutorial are listed below.


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with a Punch Tip and New Weekly Deals

Before we get into today's video tutorial, let's take a look at the new Weekly Deals announced this morning by Stampin' Up!  Those Chevron Ribbons are beautiful and the Hearts A Flutter Framelits are a must-have!

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Stampin' Up! Specials- New Weekly Deals

Now let's take a look at a Stampin' Up! Punch tip that's an answer to a customer question that I received recently.  Watch the video tutorial tip below or HERE on You Tube.

Hope this Stampin' Up! punch tip proves to be helpful as you plan your purchases.  You can shop the ONLINE STORE for Stampin' Up! supplies HERE.

If you enjoyed this Stampin' Up! video tutorial please click the "thumbs up" button and share with your friends on your social networks using the buttons below this post!


Masculine Card Ideas Anyone? Father's Day is Around the Corner!

My local stamp club members totally blew me away with there masculine card swaps at our meeting yesterday.  Just in time for Father's Day, here are some ideas to inspire you using a combination of products with Stampin' Up! images...both current and retired.

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Masculine Birthday Card by Debbie

Two basic colors, one great technique and this card is perfect for a masculine birthday!

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Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree by Norresa

Our tried and true, Lovely As A Tree (wood,clear), always makes the perfect statement for any masculine card.  Norresa created her swap so that we could customize it with a sentiment for any occasion!

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Perfect timing of this masculine card by Sue

Love this clock image from the retired Sense of Time set!  Sue's masculine card swap would make a great Father's Day card.

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Love this trendy nautical-themed masculine card by Rachel

On spot with trends, Rachel used The Open Sea (wood, clear),to create this fabulous masculine card with special embellishment touches.  The Circle Card Thinlet cut really showcased these images. Not shown is the globe image from this set on the reverse side of the ship.  Love it!

Aren't these fabulous?  Great job on your masculine cards, ladies!

For more masculine card ideas, take a look at the Mainly Manly Cards series HEREDiscover techniques and tips that will inspire you to make masculine cards using any of your supplies!   


Stampin' Up! Card from Friends

On this beautiful Saturday, I just had to share two special Stampin' Up! cards that I received from two awesome ladies this week! Let's take a look!

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Melted Crayon Technique

This technique is beautiful and Debbie is going to have to give me a hands on tutorial!  Love the Mixed Media on this card!  The color is vibrant and the combo of different stamp sets is perfect.  Thanks, Debbie!

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Stenciling/Masking Technique

This "wow" card is from a member of my downline, Catherine.  Stenciling/masking is one of my recent favorite techniques and Catherine's use here make this card fun and trendy!  Catherine used the masks from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507) that was in last year's Holiday catalog and was thrilled to see it in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!  Thank you for a great sample using this technique, Catherine!

Are you going to have some time to craft today? I hope these Stampin' Up! card ideas have inspired you to create something fun and beautiful!

 


Stampin' Up! Video- NEW A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Simply Gift Box Set

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New Kit in the Stampin' Up! Catalog

Stampin' Up! has some easy and fun new kits in the new catalog and this Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Set is so adorable!

The kit includes 10 pillowboxes (folded: 4-1/4" x 2-1/2"), 10 die-cut word bubbles, 10 bellybands, 10 mini clothespins, 10 wood sticks, 10 sheets of precut cotton paper, 10 pieces of Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (ea. 16").  This kit coordinates with the Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set pictured below.

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Take a look at this video from the Stampin' Up! home office.  You can watch below or HERE on You Tube.

 

 
You can find what you need to create these cute Sumthin' Sumthin' boxes seen in this Stampin' Up! video by clicking on the links above or visiting the Online Store.

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Let's take a look at the glitz and glam of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for June 3-9, 2014!

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 My favorites this week include the metallic Encore ink pads and the Chapagne Glimmer Paper.  All must-haves for paper crafters and rubber stampers in my book!
 
Winner!  Winner!
Special thanks to all who participated in the Facebook fun for my birthday.  Kathy A. and Diane P. were each the winners of a set of three hand-stamped cards! Be sure to visit and "like" my Facebook business page to join in the conversation and to be eligible for giveaways there!  Then, visit the Online Store to see all Stampin' Up! offerings and deals!

A Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial and Alphabet Rotary Stamp Tips on My Birthday

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Stampin' Up! Alphabet Rotary Stamp Tips

 

Yes, it's my birthday, but I wanted to drop in to share some tips on one of the new Stampin' Up! products, the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.

Be sure you hop on over to ink and inspirations on Facebook to join in the fun!

Watch the video tutorial below or here on You Tube...enjoy!

As mentioned in the video tutorial, I'm sure my Stampin' Up! Alphabet Rotary Stamp will be put to good use!


New Stampin' Up! Catalog Product Share from Lisa Brown, ink and inspirations

Announcing a new product share from the Stampin' Up! Catalog offered only through me, Lisa Brown, ink and inspirations!

New 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Product Share seen here...

This NEW Ribbon is a beautiful addition to our ribbon collections!

  • Available in 12 Stampin' Up! Colors!
    Blushing  Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry,  and Whisper White


    1/4" width is perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and 3D item embellishing.


    Made of soft, versatile 100% cotton.


    Receive 5 yards of ribbon of each of the 12 colors listed above.

Cost for this share:

$42.50 plus $5.60 Priority Shipping
Total: $48.10 for 60 yards of ribbon in 12 colors.

To reserve your spot NOW:
Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com
with the following information:

Your name, shipping, address, and phone number.


The email address you use for PayPal.

I will place the order from Stampin' Up!
as each group of six is filled. 


Local customers:
You may mail or deliver payment. 
Contact me if you'd like to participate in this catalog product share from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.

 


Woo Hoo! Bravo from the New Stampin' Up! Catalog!

With the new catalog from Stampin' Up! going live today, I'm wondering how many delayed dinners there have been?  :)  When I get a new catalog,  there is quite of bit of page turning, book marking, oohing and ahhing!  How about you? 

Between phone calls and emails, I did find time to play a bit! Here's a card created with inspiration from the Mojo Monday sketch challenge using the new Bravo Photopolymer Set and the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack.

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Stampin' Up! Bravo Card Idea

Love these new luscious In Colors of Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss! And, look at the pretty striped satin ribbon!

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Stampin' Up! Graduation Card Idea

Here are the supplies used to make this Stampin' Up! card:


NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog HERE!

Click HERE to access the PDF file of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog ONLINE!

UPDATE ON STAMPIN' BLENDABILITIES:

The Stampin' Blendabilities are not yet available for customer purchase.  Stampin' Up! expects to have inventory to meet customer demand at the end of June or early in July.  I'll keep you posted on a release.

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-Click HERE to Shop Online!

-E-mail me with your order.
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Enjoy the new Stampin' Up! Catalog and let me know if you have questions!

 


New Stampin' Up! Catalog...Today is THE Day!

The brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes LIVE today at NOON Mountain Time! So super exciting!!!

I'll have the link to the PDF of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog as soon as it's a available to me.  You'll also be able to see it all in the Online Store HERE!

New Stampin' Up! Catalog time is always an exciting time...can't wait!