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April 2020

A Beacon of Hope- Home Decór Sampler

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Here's the completed project from Saturday's Live on Facebook, May 30, 2020.
This High Tide sampler has couple of new products from the Stampin' Up! Catalog that launches June 3rd.
You can see the recording of the Facebook Live video and the link below.
 
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Some specifics about the project so that you can create it!

Square Blocks- Layers are cut 2-1/2" squares with 2-1/4" Layers. If an additional layer is used, it was cut 2-1/8" square.

Rectangle Blocks- Layers are cut 5" x 2-1/2 with additional layers cut at 4-3/4" x 2-1/4".

For base of sampler:
Mount blocks on an 8" square. If you'd like an additional layer behind that, cut a 8-1/4" square.
Mount finished sampler on a 12" x 12" piece of coordinating card stock or designer series paper (DSP).

IMG_3490I hope you are inspired to create your own home decór project with your Stampin' Up! supplies!


In with The In Crowd; New Stampin' Up! In Colors

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This evening we will be taking a look at the new 2020-2022 In Colors from Stampin' Up! on my Facebook Live with Lisa.

Tune in at 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern, 5 PM Mountain, 4PM Pacific to join us!

We will be comparing these new colors to our current colors and making some clean and simple cards to show off these colors. 

Join us tonight for some simple cardmaking fun on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.


Simple Packaging: Super Easy Gift Card or Treat Holder

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Do you ever need some simple but beautiful card packaging for a gift card, treat, or small gift?  Here's the answer!  This darling project is so easy to make!

Featured here are elements from the retiring Botanical Prints Product Medley (English) [151301] that is retiring from Stampin' Up! and only available while supplies last!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Your support and shopping with me is very much appreciated and enables me to provide my video tutorials at no cost to you!  Thank you!

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Lisa's Inklings:
-Designer paper is 6 x 6.
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After sealing sides and bottom, score the bottom at every 1/8' up to 5-1/2".  I mentioned 1" in the video but you score at 1/8" for cover a 1/2" area.
-If you wish, you can punch a hole through both sides of the top and thread some ribbon or twine through for a closure.

FREE gift with ANY order with Lisa in May!

Free Mini Class with Any Order with Lisa in May 2020

  • With any Order from Lisa Brown- Crisp and Clean Cards with Positive Thoughts, Video Tutorial with 3 classic card ideas!
  • Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code *2J6CQUDC and receive a FREE gift plus the Clean and Crisp Cards Tutorial with Positive Thoughts.
    *if your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please DO NOT use the code so that you can earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.  I will still send your gift!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this easy project video tutorial.

Shop now and get your supplies to create this beautiful packaging for your next gift!

 


It's Almost Time for the New Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Fb.defaultAre you excited about the new Stampin' Up! Catalog?  It's so nice to hear from so many of you who cannot wait until next Wednesday!

To kick things off, come join my private Facebook group HERE!  We will be having a launch party LIVE and you will want to be there. :)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 10 AM Central, 11 AM Eastern, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific
* Project Demonstrations
* Prize Drawings
* What Not-To-Miss in the catalog!
* Crafting Fun!

It's the Annual Catalog Launch Party with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, June 3, 2020! See you there!


Making Cards for Stampin' Up! Day of Service

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We would like to begin with expressing our gratitude for those who have lost their lives in service to our country and protecting its freedoms.  We honor you today.

In the spirit of service, it seems fitting to share our Stampin' Up! Day of Service last week.  As part of our Make a Difference program, Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO, organized and set up a virtual crafting party for everyone to craft and make cards to send and make someone's day.  What a wonderful way to love and serve one another!

For the Facebook Live that evening, we had an additional virtual crafting party!  Here's the "somewhat" edited recording of that fun crafting time!

Many have asked about this beautiful designer series paper.  It's called See A Silhouette and is still available... While Supply Lasts!
Below are some of the cards that we made...most are already in the mail!

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As you can see the designer paper paired with these great and timely sentiments make for some great cards!  Order your supplies today and purchase your Share Sunshine PDF download and make some some beautiful cards as to send in love and service to others!

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Facebook Live This Evening!

IMG_3411It's the Stampin' Up! Day of Service and this evening we will be making a stack of cards this evening on my Facebook Live with Lisa.

Tune in at 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern, 5 PM Mountain, 4PM Pacific to join us!

Here's a video with some details so you can be prepared!

One Sheet Wonders for Stampin’ Up! Day of Service Supplies:
3 - 12 x 12 pieces of coordinating designer paper
20 - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card bases
Sentiments for cards
Any embellishment
Adhesive/scissors/ basic tools

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF here: https://covid19.stampinup.com/

 

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Lisa's 2020- 2021 Annual Catalog Paper Share

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Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Paper Share
 
Paper Share includes:
48 Sheets of 6” x 12” and 36 sheets of 6” x 6” (3 collections come in 6” x 6” sheets)
Cost: $38 plus $8 Priority Shipping
 
Designer Series Paper in the Paper Share includes:
Artistry Blooms, Flowers For Every Season, Forever Greenery, In Good Taste, Ornate Garden, Peony Garden, Playing With Patterns, Playful Pets, Whale of a Time, and World of Good Specialty Paper
 
Reserve your share now!
E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with your Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and PayPal email
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Timeline:
May 27th - You will be emailed a request for payment through PayPal.
June 1st - Deadline for payment.
June 3rd - I will order the paper. Due to Covid-19, shipping has been affected so it may be a turnaround of 2-3 weeks or longer if there are backorders.
As soon as it’s received here, we will begin to prep for shipping to you.
Late June - Designer Paper shares will be mailed. ***In case of backorders, paper shares will not be mailed until all paper is received.

Notes:
Paper Shares are not eligible for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards.
In case of backorders, shares will not be mailed until all papers are received.
Available in U.S. only.
 
Reserve your spot now in Lisa's 2020-2021 Designer Series Paper Share!

Fun and Fancy Folds- Standing Z Fold Card

IMG_3397Today's fancy and fun fold card features the Silhouette Scenes Bundle [151058]  and the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper [149443].

This card and video was buried under the myriad of projects stored on my laptop!  It was my swap for the Greek Isles cruise with Stampin' Up! last summer.

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Such wonderful memories!...

Now let's take a look at the quick video on the assembly of this card and read on for some details!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Whisper White for base to 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Cut the "adventure" die in any color card stock.  Use it as a negative image of the die to mask and sponge on the inside of the of the card base.
  • Cut Poppy Parade to 4" x 10-/14" and score at 2-1/2 and 5" on the long side.
  • Designer paper is cut 3-3/4" x 5" and 3-3/4" x 2-1/4".  Adhere as shown.
  • Stamp image in Pacific Point on Whisper White and die cut with Stitched Rectangle. Sponge over top with Crushed Curry
  • Cut a larger Stitched Rectangle in Poppy Parade to mat the main image. 
  • Tie ribbon around bottom of fold as shown and adhere the main image as shown in the video.
  • Stamp and emboss sentiment in white as shown on a 3/4" of Poppy Parade. Cut and adhere to main image.
  • Embellish with rhinestones as desired.

IMG_3398Here are the supplies used in this project! Some are retiring so don't delay in ordering!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Now it's time for you to try making this fancy fold card...let me know how you like it!

 


Five of My Favorites from the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List

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Let's take a look at five of my favorites from the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up!

The Last Chance List is composed of products that are "retiring" or discontinued.  Most are only available while supplies last.

  1. Cross of Hope Dies #145654 $10.80
    This a great deal on these dies!  I have used the crosses more times that I can count.  Pair it with the Hold On To Hope stamp set if you'd like the set.  This stamp set is also retiring.

    Here's a home decór piece using one of the cross dies and here's a card using the dies in combination with the stamp set.

  2. Nature's Roots Dies #146341- $15.60


    This is another beautiful set of dies that is highly discounted due to a change in manufacturer.  Pair it with the Rooted In Nature stamp set for a beautiful set than can be used year round!  See two of my favorite cards with these products  HERE and HERE.
  3. Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards and Tin #149595 -$14.40

    Use with any image or coordinating paper of your liking then present as a beautiful gift!

  4. Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack #149552 $7.70

    Love this kit! You can make some awesome masculine cards with these cards and elements.  Take a look at this easy Father's Day card!
  5. Bonanza Buddies Bundle #153815 and Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper

These coordinating products are darling!  At first glance you might think it's just for projects for the "littles" but can really be used for anyone!  Take a look HERE and HERE.

These are just some of my favorites but you really need to take a look at all the fabulous products that are going away.  There are some great deals on some items that you could stock up to have on hand:

  Some Fun Discounted Items:

Thanks for stopping by to see some of my favorites that we are wishing a fond farewell.  Now, click on over to the Online Store and take a look around!


For The 2020 Graduate

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It’s time to remember those special graduates in your life. This year is a difficult one for these young ladies and gentlemen and it makes my heart sing to see how they are being honored by different communities.
At this time each year, it’s fun to look through your stamp collection to find some great ones for creations to honor graduates. In a recent LIVE video on Facebook, these cash holders were shared with two of those sets that are so special.
Let’s take a look at this one with the Sailing Home Bundle [151066].
 
 
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This easy to create cash holder for graduates is sure to be on your list of “projects to make” to honor these special young people during this time.


A Box of Sunshine in Our Crafting Kit by Mail

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Have you tried our crafting kit by mail?
Our June Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine.
 
Inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO Sara Douglass, this kit has leftover pieces for you to decorate the box.
 
Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

You will love this unique crafting experience with the added Box of Sunshine element.

This is the perfect introductory kit if you would like to try Paper Pumpkin!

About the June Kit
Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
 
Two ways to get started with Paper Pumpkin and to make sure that you receive this Box of Sunshine kit:

PP_ShareSunshine_JUNE_NADon't miss out on this Box of Sunshine! Subscribe to our crafting kit by mail HERE or purchase a prepaid subscription HERE today!


Ribbon Tip for Cardmaking- Make Fringe or Tassels

Dino-days-card-ribbon-techniqueHow about a quick video tutorial on creating this ribbon fringe with Stampin' Up! 3/8" Denim Ribbon [149590]?

On this card, you can see how it adds such a fun touch to this card made with the Dino Days Bundle [151139] and the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper [155882].

So that you can see just how easy this is, take a look at the video tutorial below!

Here are a few details for the card in this video:

Stampin' Up! supplies used in creating this card.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!  Thank you for supporting my business.

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Thank you for tuning in for today's ribbon technique video now it's your turn to give it a try on your next cardmaking project!


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Easy Rubber Stamping Technique with Ink and Stampin' Up! Layered with Kindness

Easy-rubber-stamping-technique-positive-thinkingToday's card and video tutorial features an easy rubber stamping technique with Sponge Daubers [133773].  It's a remake of the card that we made in Facebook Live on Saturday.

The Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655] is retiring so it will only be available for a little while longer.  And, check out those cute punched shapes!  Those are the super popular Label Me Lovely Punch [151296] and Label Me Fancy Punch [151297].  Lucky for us, these will both be in the new and upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for 2020-2021.

Here's the video tutorial so you can re-create this beautiful card yourself!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-rubber-stamping-ink-techniqueHere is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy and honored to serve you!

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Here are some new ordering specials for shopping in my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

  • With any Order from Lisa Brown- Crisp and Clean Cards with Positive Thoughts, Video Tutorial with 3 classic card ideas!
  • May 8-14, 2020:

    Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code *2J6CQUDC and receive a FREE gift from Lisa and a chance to win the Tea Time Dies and Peaceful Poppies Elements. 
    *if your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please DO NOT use the code so that you can earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.  I will still send your gift!

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If you've placed an orders totaling $50 or more with me in the last 6 months, you will be receiving a new Stampin' Up! Catalog from me later this month.  If you have not placed an order, do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, e-mail me with your name, PayPal email, and mailing address, I will send you one for the cost of shipping which should be about $8.00.

Now that you've read this post, try this technique with this beautiful Layered With Kindness Cling Stamp Set [151655]!


Stampin' Up! Ordering Special with Lisa

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Here are some new ordering specials for shopping in my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

May 8-14, 2020:

  • With any Order from Lisa Brown- Crisp and Clean Cards with Positive Thoughts, Video Tutorial with 3 classic card ideas!
  • Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code *2J6CQUDC and receive a FREE gift from Lisa and a chance to win the Tea Time Dies and Peaceful Poppies Elements. 
    *if your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please DO NOT use the code so that you can earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.  I will still send your gift!

May8-14-prizeLast Week's winner for the Little Ladybug stamp set is Rachel Dean!

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End of Month/ End of Catalog Giveaway!

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Orders of $50 or more during the month of May 2020 will be entered into a giveaway for a chance for one of these bundles.  Three names will be drawn!
Prizes: 
Power of Hope Bundle (from Sale-A-Bration)
Under My Umbrella Bundle 
Timeless Tulips Bundle
Drawing will take place at 6:00 PM Central on May 31st.
 
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Remember to use Host Code 2J6CQUDC when shopping in my Online Store!

My name will appear in the upper right corner as seen below...

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