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Storage by Stampin' Up! Available Beginning April 1st!

 

We've asked for it...now we have some sleek storage options from Stampin' Up!

I'll have more information in my next post but in the meantime, you can take a look at the options!

Download the flyer here! *

*This stamp pad storage is sized for the new style ink pads.

Tune in tomorrow for more on the new Storage by Stampin' Up!


Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Last-dayIt's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so don't let this be you!

Many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity to earn some product for FREE but if you haven't, there is STILL TIME!  Shop now and see all of the choices of FREE product with a qualifying order.

And, if you have been thinking about trying out the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!, there is a great promotion that ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!  Get $175 in your Starter Kit for $99 and FREE shipping!
Want to know more? Check out the information HERE or contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

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In case you missed it, here is the recording of the project we made last night on Facebook LIVE.

Today's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am here to help you with your orders or answer your questions!  Hope to talk to you soon!

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Cardmaking Tip- Cluster Stamping Technique

Cardmaking-tip-cluster-stampingToday's tip is a cardmaking technique that is a fun way to add a sentiment to your creations that we call Cluster Stamping.

The stamp set featured in this video tutorial is So Hoppy Together which is one of the sets that you can choose for FREE with your qualifying purchase through March 31, 2019.  That's right!  Only 3 more days!

We created this card on one of my Final Countdown to Sale-A-Bration on my Facebook page.
You can see more on the cute images in this set on this post about Stamp Surgery.

Let's take a look at this Cluster Stamping technique in this video tutorial.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This technique is easiest with smaller sentiment steps but don't let that stop you!  Try out some larger stamps and let us know how it works.
  • The cute little frog on this card is colored with our Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends.  If you haven't tried these, please take the plunge and do!  So fun and easy!

3daysOnly 3 More Days of Sale-A-Bration!

Now that you've watched the video and seen this technique, visit the Online Store to shop and earn some FREE goodies! See you again soon!


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


More Paper Crafting and Cardmaking Ideas!

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Everyone loves browsing through card making and paper crafting ideas, right?   If the answer is yes, be sure that #4 on the list above is checked off today!  Here's the plan...

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts via email immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial for a gift box and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our monthly newsletter and weekly emails 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!

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 and receive exclusive card making ideas and more !


Sale-A-Bration Countdown: 6 Days Remaining

Saleabration-countdown-8The countdown is on and with just 6 days remaining in Sale-A-Bration, this card shows off three of the products that are choices with a qualifying purchase. 

To mark the countdown, I have been creating these cards on Facebook Live broadcasts.  If you would like to get in on the fun, be sure to go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE my page. Then, be sure to make sure you are Following and indicate as below...

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Below is the recording of the LIVE broadcast for this card idea.  Take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • There are three products used in making this card that can each be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax. Note the price is $0.00 because these can only be earned for FREE.

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [149698] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2UfUkWG

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set [149719] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2JKdGPN

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2TRBoK8

  • Purchase a minimum of $50 in product and earn one of these.
  • Purchase a minimum of $100 in product and earn two of the above.
  • Purchase a minimum of $150 in product and earn all three plus you will be eligible for Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!

And, when you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, CQ4QFFQS, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

If you prefer, I will be happy to place your order for you! E-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you! I don't want you to miss the chance to earn these great products for FREE.

Saleabration-countdown-8bThere are only 6 days remaining in the Sale-A-Bration Countdown so shop now and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea!


Make A Little Gift Box with Cute Crew

Cute-crew-boxToday's paper crafting project and video tutorial is a fun little gift box made with the Cute Crew Punch Box from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

The Cute Crew Punch Box contains an adorable photopolymer stamp set, a clear stamp block, a set of four Watercolor Pencils, a black ink spot, and a Scallop Tag Punch all packaged up in a pretty tin.  This combination is great for making projects for kids as well as for kids who are making projects!

The box portion of today's project is made from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Stack.  The colors of these gingham checks are perfect for Spring!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for this Cute Crew box...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Gingham Gala paper is 6" x 6".  That's just the size you need!
  • Score one side at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", and 5".
  • Turn and score the other side at 1 1/4". This will be the bottom of the box.

Here are the supplies used for today's project.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MJKMNESH, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today to see this Cute Crew box and I'll see you again in the next post!


Cardmaking 101 Simple Stamping with Stamps, Ink, and Paper

Simple-stamping-stamps-ink-paper-aToday's project is a simply stamped card using stamps, ink, and paper.   A few jewels were added for an easy embellished touch but as you'll see in the video below, it was just as beautiful without these.  

The Enjoy Life stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog has these beautiful nature and silhouette images make cardmaking easy.  It's a versatile set with beautiful fonts and sentiments.

Watch the video below and see how you can use simple stamping to make a pretty handmade card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored in half at 5 1/2".
  • The Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" to create the pretty bottom layer.
  • Cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock at 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the accent color behind the stamped image.
  • You'll need a piece of Whisper White cut at 2" x 5" for your stamped images.

Here are the products that were used to make this card. 

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Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration lasts just 7 more days!  Shop now and get some freebies with your qualifying order!
  • Thinking about starting your own stamping business?  We'd love to have you on our Stars team! There's a great offer for joining by March 31st! Click here to learn more.
  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Now that you've seen the video, challenge yourself to create a card with just stamps, inks, and paper and I'll see you again soon!

 


Where You Can Find Me Besides My Blog!

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Do you know where else you can find me besides here on the blog?  Follow me on these social networks to keep in touch!

Follow me on Instagram HERE.  See photos of work in progress, inspiration, and a bit of what's going on in my life.

Join me on Facebook HERE. Be sure to  LIKE my page so you can join in on our LIVE videos!

Visit my Pinterest page to Pin your favorites to your boards.

Like to Tweet? Follow me on Twitter HERE.

Thank you for visiting my blog! If you enjoy any of the other social networks, I hope you will follow me there as well!

 


Your Questions Answered: How To Finish the Inside of Handmade Cards

Finish.blog-post-image"How do you finish the inside of your handmade cards?"

This is a question that is asked quite often.  In my cardmaking video tutorials, it is a rare occasion when I go through the process of finishing the inside of the card.  Usually, I will wait to put those finishing touches once I know who the recipient will be.

But, that's not helpful for you all so I've assembled a few ideas to share with you today.  You'll see that it's not difficult at all for the inside of your card to be as finished and beautiful as the outside.  Let's take a look...

 

Tip:  I like to keep a stack of 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock.  Order a pack of both and cut to those measurements and you'll have that part ready to go.

If you have questions that I can address regarding cardmaking, paper crafting scrapbooking, or Stampin' Up! products, please feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment below.  I will add it to my list of responses that are in the plans to be recorded.  

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

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Now that's you've watched the video on finishing the inside of your handmade cards, leave a comment with a product or crafting question that you'd like answered!

 


Cardmaking Video with Beautiful Vellum

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Today's project features a simple cardmaking project and video tutorial with some beautiful vellum.   This particular print design is from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Admittedly, sometimes this card maker will shy away from using vellum.  The adhesive has to be strategically placed.  With this beautiful print, it was easy to camouflage behind some of the colored blossoms and the die cut label.  

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  You'll see how this vellum piece just "makes" this card!

 

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The card base is Petal Pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Vellum layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The label is die cut from a 4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • You'll need  14" - 18" of ribbon.

Here are the supplies used to create this card.  Just click the pics below to shop!

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Cardmaking-with-vellumAdding the little bit of bling to this card gave it a special touch!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the simple and fun way that I finish the inside of my cards in a "Your Questions Answered" video!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Try a little vellum in your next cardmaking project and I will see you in the next post. Hugs to you, Lisa.

 


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 7:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

We will be making a cute box tonight so please join us on Facebook tonight at 7:30 PM Central!


Top 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Stamping Business

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There are many of you who have thought about starting your own stamping business, right? Well, here are my top 5 reasons why now is the time!

 

1. Until March 31, 2019, there are two great options of great value:

Option 1: $99 Starter Kit- Instead of the usual $125 in product that you are allowed to choose for your Starter Kit, add an additional $50 to get $175 of your choice for your kit.

Option2: $129 Starter Kit- Get $175 worth of product of your choosing along with the Craft and Carry Tote ($50 value)

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2. Flexibility- Work your business your way. Set your own hours!

3. Earn Extra Income- Whether you want to earn money to help pay bills, save for a vacation, help fund your children's extra curricular activities, save or add to your retirement fund, or to make this your career, Stampin' Up! offers a fabulous opportunity!

4. SU!pport- Receive creative and business support from Stampin' Up! and from me as your  team leader!

    • Stampin' Up! will provide you with a demonstrator only site with creative and business ideas, and...
    • a quarterly magazine with loads of information, project ideas, and tips, and...
    • a "hotline" called demo support with friendly staff that are eager to offer assistance and answer questions!...and,
    •  As a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team, you will gain access to a members only Facebook Group, weekly emails, and monthly online meetings with information and inspiration to help you with your business!

5. Relationships and Community- Become part of a supportive community of others who love to stamp and share it with others. 

Become Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products to start your business.  

Questions? E-mail me!

Or, if you've been considering starting your own stamping business for a while and are ready...JOIN NOW!

Lots of reasons that now is the time to start your business as demonstrator...are you ready?

 

 

 

 


Rubber Stamping with the Stamparatus

If you haven't discovered this great tool for rubber stamping, the Stamparatus, then you are really missing out a great "helper"!

The Stamparatus has been around for a little while but wanted to share one easy technique that is really helpful.   The multi-step stamping with this tool makes it so convenient to create multiples of the same card a one such a breeze.  Think invitations, announcements, holiday cards, classroom treats...you get the picture.

Let's take a look at the video that was recorded just last week while preparing for my Stamp Club.  

 

From the Stampin' Up! online store...

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus® helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely, and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

* Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
* 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
* Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
* 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
* Multiple hinges for more placement options
* 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
* 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
* 1 base with a grid
* Magnet storage areas

Recently, Stampin' Up! added some accessories to accompany this tool to make it even more amazing!

Extra plates for even more stamping steps.

Need extra magnets?

Love these grid sheets sized especially for the Stamparatus!

I love my Stamparatus bag!

Bottom line is, if you don't have a Stamparatus...now is the time!  You will love it.   It will be a helpful tool and order it plus one more item and you will qualify for the beautiful set you saw in the video or any of the items seen HERE.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you'll try making your rubber stamping even better with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus.