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Make a Cute Gift Box with Stampin' Up! Bloomin Love

Stampin-up-bloomin-love-gift-boxLet's make a cute gift box for lip balm or lip stick with the Stampin' Up! Bloomin Love Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.

It's nice to have a non-caloric alternative for friends, don't you think?

Take a look at the how-to video tutorial below or find it HERE on my You Tube Channel.

 

inklings:

  • Cut card stock 4 3/4" square.
  • Score on one side at 3/4" and 4".
  • Turn card stock and score at 1", 1 3/4", 3", and 4".
  • Cut off 4 rectangles at each corner.
  • Assemble as seen in video.

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 Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project.  Simply click the links!  Host Code: NACJEZBW

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 Now that you've seen how to make this cute Lip Balm gift box with Stampin' Up! Bloomin Love Bundle, see some other projects made with this combo HERE  and HERE.


Busy "Honey" and Weekly Deals!

Yesterday, I was such a busy "Honey" (my grandmother name), that I didn't stop long enough to post the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for you!

Much of the day was spent going to appointments and getting all of my Valentine cards ready for the mail.  Then, it hit me that I wanted to make a sweet dress for our grandbaby, Lyla!  I'll share her pic when she's wearing the dress.

So now, without further adieu, I give you the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Weekly-deals-2-9That Blossom Bunch Punch is beautiful paired with the Grateful Bunch set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!  And, if you love wood mount stamps, take a look at the Butterfly Basics set below!

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 Now that you've seen the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!, click here to shop, while this busy Honey heads to the Post Office to mail a sweet Valentine package!


How to Make an Easy Treat or Card Holder for Valentine's Day 2016

Stampin-up-2016-valentine-bloomin-love-makeover-2-8Today's Makeover Monday project is an easy to make treat or gift card holder for Valentine's Day 2016.

In the spotlight is the Bloomin' Love stamp set and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Punched hearts and a tiny piece of Tea Lace Doily as the focal point above the sentiment.

Let's take a look at the blast to the past video tutorial that was the inspiration for this project.  You may also find it HERE on You Tube.

 inklings:

  • A small cut wedge of a Tea Lace Doily is "gathered" by scrunching together and adhered behind the Sweetheart Punch.
  • Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush adds just the right touch of sparkle to the doily and the sentiment piece.
  • The small banner piece behind the sentiment was die cut with a piece from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for the Valentine's Day Treat or Gift Card Holder...

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Are you making Valentines for your friends and family?  If you are a paper crafter, you definitely should and make their day with a sweet handmade card from your heart. 

Try this easy treat or card holder for Valentine's Day 2016!


It's A List Thing!

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Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

Are you on my list? If not, please sign up today!

Here are the facts:

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our monthly newsletter with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips!
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Don't delay!  My next newsletter with exclusive project ideas will go out to Mailing List Subscribers on Tuesday!
Click the link below to sign up and look for the email for you to confirm subscription!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now!


Video Recording of LIVE Periscope Broadcast with a Going Global Masculine Card

Stampin-up-masculine-card-going-global-video-periscopeWhat inspired me to create this Going Global Masculine Card LIVE on Periscope earlier, I do not know! 

And, although, it's pretty raw footage with lots of uh's in my verbage (sorry Y'all!), it was fun being able to interact with those that were watching.  The input given was very helpful with the suggestion for the finishing touch for the card!

If you're not familiar with Periscope, it's a app for iOS and Android phones that enables you to record and/ or watch LIVE video from all over the world.

Anyway, if you're brave ;), take a look at the recording of this creative process below.  You may also find it HERE on You Tube.

 

 Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for the card in the video.  Current Host Code: NACJEZBW

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 inklings:

  • The Going Global stamp set and Going Places Designer Series Paper are great to have in your crafting supplies for making masculine cards.
  • Card base and layer measuremts: Basic Black- 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Very Vanilla 5 1/4 x 4, designer paper layer5 x 3 3/4.
  • The Banner Triple Punch is constructed to cut 1", 1 1/2", and 2" banners but you can experiment with widths up to the 2" as long as you center the paper to be punched.

Masculine-card-going-global-stampin-up-periscopeNow that you've watched the recording process of the Going Global Masculine Card, be sure you are signed up for our Mailing List so that you'll receive exclusive project ideas from me each month!


You Mean the World to Me! Masculine Card and Video with Stampin' Up! Going Global

Stampin-up-masculine-card-going-global-videoYou all mean the world to me and you can let your Valentine know that, too, with this masculine card idea and video using the Going Global Bundle from Stampin' Up!

The stamp set and paper combo is absolutely fun and just what you need to make those special cards for him!  This one is sure to go to my hubs but I'm sure he'll get several!  Love to leave cards here and there for him to find!

Let's take a look at the how-to in the video tutorial below or if you need, you can find it HERE on You Tube.

 

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for this card:

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It's Sale-A-Bration time and you will earn one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 in product purchase...No Limit! 

Read more about Sale-A-Bration and my Sale-A-Bration Celebration event HERE!

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Thanks for being part of my crafty world and I hope you enjoyed today's masculine card using Going Global from Stampin' Up!


Happy Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil and Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

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The Ground Hog has spoken!  Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning thus revealing his prediction of an early spring...hmmm, we'll see!

Another reveal this morning is the new listing of the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!  My favorite...the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!  This is a great deal for one week only!

 

You can see more on these deals HERE!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and you will earn one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 in product purchase...No Limit! 

Read more about Sale-A-Bration and my Sale-A-Bration Celebration event HERE!

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Let's keep our heads up looking for spring with Punxsutawney Phil and the special deals from Stampin' Up!


Makeover Monday- 2016 Valentine Tag with Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs

Stampin-up-valentine-2016-bear-hugs-makeover-2-1-16Welcome to Makeover Monday with the sweetest little Valentine for Honey's Little Sweetness.  That translates to a special Valentine for my grandbaby from her Honey...me!

That's right. I'm Honey and the hubs is Papa so you can imagine our delight when we saw this bundle with stamp set and framelits in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, Bear Hugs.

The inspiration for this tag is from this "blast to the past" video below. Can't see it here?  Watch on my You Tube channel. 

Please keep in mind that most of the products used in the video are retired but you can create the makeover with the products listed below. Simply click the links to shop.

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 inklings:

  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch used instead of Scalloped Tag Topper.
  • Banner strip with Tea Lace Doily piece flipped so that the doily is on top behind bear's head.
  • An "s" was added to the word "love" in the heart with a fine tip black permanent marker so that the tag would say "Honey loves you".
  • Bear and accessories painted with Aqua Painter and stamp pad inks.
  • Tag was mounted on a 4 x 6 piece of Whisper White card stock to slip into the baby's Project Life by Stampin' Up! memory keeping album.

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Stampin-up-2016-valentine-bear-hugsCan't wait to slip this into her Project Life by Stampin' Up! album with her Valentine pictures!

Do you have a little one in your life?   Create a sweet treasure and Valentine 2016 keepsake using the Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Bundle.