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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 4- Halloween Banner Part 1

Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween is Part 1 of a cute Halloween banner that you can use for home decor or Halloween Party decor.  Since the process would have been too lengthy, I decided to divide it into two parts.

Here's the Part 1 video of my 2017 Halloween Banner...

You can see this 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube Here.

Supplies to put together this initial part of the banner.  The Spooky Night DSP will not be available for order until tomorrow, September 1, 2017.

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Thanks for checking in for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and be sure to tune in next week for Part 2 of our Halloween Banner.

Tuesday Tip- Sponge Brayers

Sponge brayer

Quick check in with you again today with a tip on using the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up!  Our area in SE Texas is still getting rain with Tropical Storm Harvey making landfall (again) today.  We are still ok with no water in the house but lost power this morning.  We are still in the Ozarks and keeping close tabs with folks at home.  Please continue to pray for Texas.

I've really enjoyed using this new sponge brayer to get inky with my projects.  Let's take a look at today's video.

Thanks for tuning in...checking on family now.  I'll be back tomorrow for another Halloween Project!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Stamped Background Christmas Card

Before we talk about today's makeover and Christmas card idea, I just want to thank all of you who have inquired about our safety and condition of our home in Texas.  We are currently in Missouri but have been keeping close tabs with family back home.  They are safe and we have been spared with no water in our homes for now.  There are many in our state who have experienced the devastation of Harvey.   Please pray for Texas. Carols-of-christmas-stamped-backgroundToday's card is a makeover of a Valentine card from a couple of years back.    Notice the background.  It's hand stamped with tone on tone...Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler card stock.  This is an easy way to create a beautiful yet subtle backdrop for your handmade cards. 

Let's take a look at the video from the past...

You can see this video on You Tube HERE.

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover Christmas card.  Just click the photo links below for more information.


Here's another look at today's Makeover Christmas card...


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Thanks for tuning in today for this Christmas card with a stamped background and please pray for Texas.

12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 3- Happy Halloween Treat Bag


It's time for Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this fun treat bag.  This style is made with the super fantastic Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Love that Kraft paper with the beautiful foil elements!  This makes a sturdy containers to hold lots and lots of treats. 

This particular bag design can be used for any treat giving or gift giving occasion.  Change the paper...change the look!

Let's take a look at this week's Halloween video to see the easy how-to!

See Week 3 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween HERE on You Tube.

See the list of products used for this Halloween project below.  Just click the links for more information or to shop! 

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • For bag, cut paper 6" x 11". 
  • Score with the 11" side at the top at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2".
  • Turn and score what will be the bottom of the bag at 1 1/2".
  • Ribbon cut at approx. 6".
  • Sequin cut approx. 4".
  • Attach thread, ribbon, sequin, and sentiment with a stapler.
  • Filler is cut from a 3" x 11" piece of Cajun Craze card stock.

Here's another look at this week's Halloween Project...


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Leave a comment and let me know what's been your favorite 2017 Halloween project that I've shared so far!

Tuesday Tip- Customer Q & A- Envelope Punch Board

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your CardsToday's tip is an answer to a recent customer question regarding the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!  If you are new to the punch board world, considering purchasing one, or just need a refresher, I hope you find today's video helpful.  It's a handy tool and can make many different sizes of envelopes.

Create your own envelopes from our Envelope Paper, Designer Series Paper, or cardstock in up to 66 different sizes.

* Sizing chart printed on board
* Measurements provided in inches and centimeters
* Scoring tool included
* Has convenient slot for storing scoring tool.

Let's take a look at this week's tip video!

You can also see this tip video on the Envelope Punch Board here on You Tube.

Order your Envelope Punch Board HERE in the Online Store.

Other projects with the Envelope Punch Board:

You can see from the samples above that the Envelope Punch Board has many uses!  You can get yours HERE today!



Thanks for tuning in for today's tip on the Envelope Punch Board...have a great day!

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Today's project is a makeover of a different kind with something to mark the total eclipse of the sun. 

Total-eclipse-of-the-sun-cardThis card measures 4" x 6" and is just the right size for a photo pocket page to add photos and journaling.  Below are a few of the pictures that I will add to this 12" x 12" page.

Crafting-of-the-eclipse-kindHere are our guys crafting an addition to our viewing glasses for added protection.

Almost-total-eclipse-of-the-sun-viewersHere's we are ready to view the eclipse...96% totality here in SW Missouri.


My handcrafted eclipse was created with the help of card stock vellum and a little sponging.

Were you able to view the total eclipse of the sun for your area?

Back to School Notepad Gift

Last night on my Facebook LIVE broadcast, I made two cute back to school notepad gifts for teachers or friends.  Did you see it?

If not, why not join us there?!  Many of you are on Facebook daily, right?  I know that I love seeing so many cute photos of my family and friends there.  

This group was created as a place for us to gather where I can share what's going on in my crafting (and, sometimes, family) world.  It's a "sister" to my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown page...another place you should be! ;)

These are the back to school notepads that I made...

Back-to-school-notepad-1These were designed for a 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 1/4" notepad that I found at Target.  It's a good idea for a teacher gift, co-worker gift, or even a stocking stuffer. 

Back-to-school-notepad-2I think this Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper (above) is just right for this project.

Back-to-school-notepad-3The notepad cover above features the Whole Lotta Lovely Designer Series Paper collection.  It's a little more on the frilly side but just as cute!

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek at this back to school notepad and I hope you have a great weekend!




12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 2- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Treat Box

Halloween-2017-2a-treat-boxWelcome to Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017 with this cute Jack-o-Lantern Box for a mini treat!  This is little box is just right for holding a couple of hard candies, chocolates, or miniature candy bars.

How in the world did I come up with this "face"?  With the help of one of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous punches.  Take a look at the video to see how it all pulls together.

You can see this Halloween 2017 treat box video on my You Tube channel HERE.

Halloween-2017-c-treatHere are the supplies used for today's Halloween project.  Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pumpkin Pie card stock is cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Score with long side up at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".  Turn and score at 3/4".  This will score box bottom.
  • Punch the Fox Builder Punch twice on Basic Black card stock.
  • Thin strips of Old Olive card stock makes the filler.  See the video how-to HERE.



Hope you're looking forward to our next project and you've enjoyed this Mini Treat Box for Week 2 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!


Tuesday Tip Paper Crafting- Fill'er Up!

FillerupHappy Tuesday and welcome to this week's tip on making filler!  Making cute, crinkly filler for your handmade boxes and bags is super easy!

Most of you saw this Halloween project using this paper as filler. It's a fun way to top off any gift bag or box.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to...

You can see this paper crafting tip video on You Tube HERE.

You can also use your designer/patterned paper for this. It's a great way to use up your scraps!


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Thank you for tuning in for today's filler how-to and I'll see you tomorrow with another Halloween project!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-1-8-14This week's Makeover Monday features the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper for a fun and bright masculine birthday card. 

I'm sure you've you heard the saying "let your fingers do the walking" in reference to the Yellow Pages in a phone directory (or, maybe that was before your time).  Today, I say "let the paper do the talking"!  If you have some bold and vibrant designer series paper, a simple sentiment and embellishments will be a good finishing touch.

Let's take a look at the inspiration for this card in the following video tutorial.

You can also find this masculine card video HERE on You Tube.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 7" and scored at 3 1/2".
  • Designer paper in background is cut 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" and 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces in foreground are cut 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" backed with card stock 2" x 3 3/4".  Other pattern designer paper is cut 2" x 4 1/2" with card stock backing 2 1/4" x 4 3/4".
  • Ribbon is cut to about 4".
  • Strip for sentiment is about 1/4" wide.

Makeover-masculine-birthday-card-2-8-14Using different, coordinating patterns on a card is a fun way to pull it all together.  Try this idea the next time you use a masculine birthday card.

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 1

Can you believe it's time to begin the 12 Weeks of Halloween for 2017?  To start you off, here's a cute Frankenstein treat bag!


I haven't made a cute Halloween "Frankie" in several years so it was about time to give him another showing.   In this project, we made a card with our now retired Top Note Die. 

For those of us who create for Halloween, we need ideas for treats and home decor, right?  For the most part, this is the trend I've noticed in the past few years so for the 2017 12 Weeks series that will be our focus.

Let's take a look at today's video!

You can see Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used in today's video.  Just click the pics!

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 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the Lemon Lime Twist card stock to 6 1/4" x 11" to cut the Mini Treat Bag.
  • Assemble the bag and cut the top edge off the back of the bag as seen in the video.
  • Cut the following circle punches: 1/2"- 1 Basic Black (cut in half), 3/4" Circles- 2 Basic Black, 1" Circles- 2 Lemon Lime (cut in'll use three pieces) and 2 Whisper White.

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This is a fun Halloween project so give it a try! 

Thanks for tuning in for Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017...see you again soon!

Tuesday Tip- Versamark Resist Technique


Today's tip is an easy and fun technique using Glossy Card Stock called the VersaMark Resist or Ghosting Technique.  Stampin' Up! re-released the Glossy Card Stock in this year's Annual Catalog after being absent for a few years.  There are quite a few techniques that you can do with this shiny, glossy paper and I hope to share more of them with you.

This technique is similar to the emboss resist technique.  It eliminates the embossing with basically the same effect.


Let's take a look at this week's tip video...

You can view this video with the VersaMark Resist Technique on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used for the finished card using this technique.  Just click on the links!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut to 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The card base is Thick Very Vanilla card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • The ribbon is about 6" long and adhered to the back of the punched piece with Glue Dots.



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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Carols of Christmas Card Idea

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For this week's makeover, let's take a look at a Christmas card idea that features the early release stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Carols of Christmas.

This card features the stamp set without the coordinating framelits.  You can see other beautiful samples featuring both the stamps and framelits in this bundle on this page.

Today's version has a couple of changes that I'll share in the inklings below.

You can see this Christmas card video HERE on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Although I've only used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I've included the links to the bundles with the framelits below.  Just click through below!

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Stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-8-7Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strip with stamped images is cut 2" x 4" and is not punched as in the video.
  • Two pieces of ribbon are tied rather than glued as in video.

You'll enjoy working with the Carols of Christmas set for your holiday cards.  Thanks for tuning in for seeing the makeover made with this holiday stamp set.