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Note from Lisa About 2014 Christmas Card Ideas Week 12

Hi everyone!  I'm busy preparing for tomorrow and having a fun girls' day with my daughters!  I'll be posting the the Christmas Card idea and video later on this weekend!

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Online Extravaganza!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza- HUGE Sale while supplies last!

November Thank You

Join the Ink and Inspirations Stars- Starter Kit now 25% off!

New Weekly Deals -See HERE!

Hostess Code: HKS6Z2V4 

Click Here to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online 24/7!

If I can help you with anything, email or call me! 

I'll see you soon with another 2014 Christmas Card idea!

Makeover Monday- 2014 Thanksgiving Table Favor with Merry Everything

Makeover Monday-2014 Thanksgiving Table Favor

The Makeover Monday (on Tuesday!) is a cute Thanksgiving table favor that you can create in minutes for your special gathering this Thursday.  Using card stock or designer series paper, as shown in this version, you can make a set of these with supplies you have on hand.

You'll need a piece of 4 1/4"  by 5 1/2" of designer paper or card stock and some good adhesive such Sticky Strip and you can have these made in no time!

Watch this previously recorded video tutorial from the past to recreate this fun favors.  You can see the original version and blog post HERE.
Can't see the video below?  Click here to watch on You Tube!

To celebrate Thanksgiving 2014, I hope you'll give these table favors a try!

Easy Thanksgiving Table Favors


Current Specials:

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza- HUGE Sale while supplies last!

November Thank You

Join the Ink and Inspirations Stars- Starter Kit now 25% off!

New Weekly Deals -See HERE!

Hostess Code: HKS6Z2V4 

Click Here to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online 24/7!

Thank you for joining me for this 2014 Thanksgiving Table Favor idea and have a great day!

Save Big in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza


Huge Stampin' Up! Sale Begins Today


Big savings up to 50% in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza beginning November 24th!  Stampin' Up! has allocated a specific number of each item for this sale and once those have been sold, the prices with roll up to the regular retail price!  Don't delay!

Current Hostess Code: HKS6Z2V4

Here's a video with details about the sale.  You may watch below or here on You Tube.

See the listing of all the sale items HERE!

Shop the Stampin' Up! store beginning Monday, November 24th for the sale items in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!

Huge Stampin' Up! Sale Begins Monday, November 24, 2014

Wishing you a good Saturday morning and sharing news about the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza Sale that begins Monday, November 24th, and continues through December 2nd!

The sale includes doorbusters on the first and last day of the sale and savings of up to 50% off for the entire week on select current Stampin' Up! products! All items are available while supplies last!


All orders receive a hand-stamped card as a thank you and orders of $50 or more before tax and shipping receive the November Thank You Gift from me (pictured above).
Current Hostess Code for this week is HKS6Z2V4. Please enter before check out.
***Important: If your order total is $150 or more before shipping and
tax, please do not use the Hostess Code so that you can claim your Stampin' Rewards on your order.  You will still receive a thank you gift!
Note from Lisa: If you've already, received the November bonus, I will send a different thank you bonus!

Click here to see the upcoming sales in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza and make you Wish List now!

Stampin' with the Stars!

Ink and Inspirations Stars Special Project

That's right!  You could be Stampin' with the Ink and Inspirations Stars soon with a great special that's coming beginning on Monday. 

Today, I'm sharing a sneak peek of the special project and video tutorial posted for my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars!

Twice a month, the Stars receive access to an exclusive project and video tutorial created especially for the team's private blog!  These projects are inspiration for their personal use, stamp clubs, and classes.

Become a member of Stampin' Up! and our community, the Ink and Inspirations Stars with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $74.25!  That's a 25% savings for $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choosing including sale items!

Our group is made up of hobby stampers AND business stampers from across the country …we welcome everyone!  

There are many benefits to being part of Stampin' Up!:

  • Ongoing 20% discount on all of your orders (and a additional 10% on top of that in the first 45 days).
  • Potential to earn additional income of up to another 20% of your sales.
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they hit the streets!
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions.
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips, and more!
  • Receive the bi-monthly Stampin' Success magazine filled with stamping and paper crafting articles and ideas.

Plus, as a part of our community, you get special perks. I am passionate about this group and helping you achieve your goals from learning new stamping techniques to building a business!

As an Ink and Inspirations Stars Team Member, you will receive:

  • Personal support from me via email and/or phone.
  • Access to our Team Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars Team with news and sharing of ideas!
  • Team recognition and incentives!
  • Advice and support to help make your Stampin’ Up! experience what YOU want it to be!

I'd love to have you join our group!  Call me at 409-719-2853 or email me at [email protected] with questions.

A Little Help with Your 2014 Christmas List


2014 Christmas Gift Idea

If you're looking for a fun 2014 Christmas gift that keeps on giving?  My Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! is a craft party for one in a box that's delivered to the recipient's door each month.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are the perfect gift this holiday season-for friends, family, and yourself! A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper so anyone can skip to the fun. 

It's the gift that keeps on giving!

Item               Prepaid Subscription           Price (Shipping Included)


 1 month



 3 month



 6 month

$113.70 -- save $1 per month


 12 month

$215.40 -- save $2 per month

Once you place your order, you'll receive a redemption code and printable gift card via e-mail. Then, you can print the gift card, fill in the code, and give it to the recipient. Easy! 

Ready to get some of your 2014 Christmas shopping done?
Visit my Stampin' Up!  Online Store HERE to order a gift that will keep on giving!

Stampin' Up! DIY Gift Box Top Video and the Latest Specials

Tuesday means new specials in the Stampin' Up! world and there are some sweet deals for you this week!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals November 18-24, 2014

Click on the Stampin' Up! products below for more details and for easy online shopping!

As always, if you need help with your order, please call me at 409-719-2853, or email me.  Or, order online HERE with current hostess code-QSE7BSCY and receive this month's thank you gift from me!
*Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order totals $150 before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards to choose free product and I will still send you the thank you gift!
Here's a fun project using the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlit from the Holiday Catalog.  Watch as Carrie Cudney, from the Stampin' Up! Home Office, creates an adorable gift box top.  ( You may view HERE on You Tube.)
Here are the Stampin' Up! products used on the project in the video:

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards 2014- #11 Many Merry Stars Card and Envelope Combo Video Tutorial

2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards-
Many Merry Stars

Is it already Week 11 for our 2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas card series? I cannot believe it...Thanksgiving is NEXT week!  So excited!

Today's video tutorial is one that combines the card with the envelope as a little surprise for the recipient. Watch below or HERE over on You Tube. 

Here are the card stock dimensions:

  • Designer Paper- 8" x8"  Following scoring for 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card on the Envelope Punch Board.
  • Pear Pizzazz Layer- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Lost Lagoon Layer- 4" x 5 1/4"
  • To cut stars" Approx 4" squares of chosen card stock colors and DSP
2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards and Video Tutorials

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Please click on the Stampin' Up! product pictures below for more details and for easy online shopping.

Makeover Monday- 2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift with Stippled Blossoms

Stampin' Up! 2014 Christmas Gift
Stippled Blossoms Notecards

This week's Makeover Monday is a gift idea for your 2014 Christmas season! This would even be a wonderful hostess gift if you're visiting friends or family for Thanksgiving. 

The bundle consists of four notecards and coordinating envelopes.  A simple belly band embellished with die cuts from the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die tops it off and makes a pretty presentation. 

For the basic how-to for this DIY gift idea, take a look at this video tutorial from the past here below or visit You Tube to view it there...

To order any of the supplies for the Makeover Monday project pictured in the photo above, simply click on the links below. 
(Hostess Code:QSE7BSCY)

Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings

Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings

The Banner Blessings set from Stampin' Up! is worthy of another shout out this week on the ink and inspirations blog.  The samples here are by the stamp designer herself, Holly Stene.  Isn't it awesome?  This set is on my next order for sure!

This set is perfect for creating a stack of cards to have on hand to send to anyone.  We are all called to share the light and the beautiful scriptures in this set will be sure to mean so much to anyone.  I can think of several who would love to receive a card like this, can't you?

Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings Tag

Here's another image used on a tag for this precious Chevron Gift Bag.  Super cute and so endearing.  Love it.

See all the images in this set in the Stampin' Up! store by clicking the link below.

Thanks for checking in today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.
*If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Hostess Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards (free product) in addition to your order!
Hope you'll take a look at the new Banner Blessings set from Stampin' Up!

The Paper Crafter's Desk Says It All

Wow...I had every intention of posting a pretty project today but it's just not going to happen. Lot's of "detours', a few aches and pains of this 50- something year old, and a surprise "honey, you want to go out to dinner call?" ...( Love that man!)... contributed to a "no project to post" day.

What I do have is a picture of my messy but productive-looking desk after a day of recording project tutorials for a special online class.  It's typical of what my desk looks like most of the time.  That's not's usually much worse. ;)

My Messy Desk

While it's a place of hard work, it's also a place of comfort...a place where I do what I love to do. 

But for now, I'm in my recliner with a Hallmark movie on the screen, loving life, and feeling blessed.

See you again soon with another pretty paper crafting project from my messy desk.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards 2014- #10 Finishing the Inside of a Card

2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas

Today's 2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card video tutorial has a few tips and ideas for finishing the inside of your handmade Christmas cards.

This video is response to a question from a reader.  I realize that I don't usually show the inside of my cards on my videos!  So, let's take a look at a few ideas in the video below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

Do you have any other ideas for finishing the inside of your handmade cards?Leave a comment here and share your ideas with us! 

I'm off to work on some videos for a virtual Stampin' Up! party on the 23rd!  Then, I'll be making a wish list for my next Stampin' Up! order.  You can bet that the new photopolymer set, Banner Blessings, will be on the list!  You must see it HERE!

Thanks for stopping by for the 10th in a series of 2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas and video tutorials!


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and New Banner Blessings Photopolymer Set

It's been a crazy busy Tuesday but you must see the new Weekly Deals and the new Banner Blessings Photopolymer Set from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings 136720

Isn't it awesome?  Can't wait to get my hands on this one! You can find it in the online store by clicking the link below...

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals
My favorite this week...The Happiness Is Porject Life Accessory Pack, of course!

Makeover Monday- 2014 Christmas Gift with Stampin' Up! Holiday Home

Makeover Monday- 2014 Christmas Gift
with Stampin' Up! Holiday Home

This week's Makeover Monday is a cute and quick gift idea using the Holiday Home stamp set from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

With a bit of ribbon (about 22") and a needle and thread, you can make a lovely wrap for some taper candles for a holiday table.  A hand-stamped tag is all you need for a perfect presentation for this gift for a hostess, neighbor, or friend.

See the easy how-to is this blast from the past video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.

If you need supplies to create the Makeover Monday project in the picture at the beginning of this post, just click on the links below to access the Stampin' Up! store! (November Hostess Code: QSE7BSCY)