Another DIY Calendar with Stampin' Up! Brilliant Rainbow Dies

DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-upOn this rainy Monday in Southeast Texas,  here's another project and DIY Calendar with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies [157726] .

I've been keeping my granddaughter comfy and entertained since she was a little under the weather today and stayed home from pre-school.  Consequently, this post is coming to you much later than usual.

Rainbow-of-happiness-DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-upThe Brilliant Rainbow Dies [157726] shine on this project.  I love creating so many different colors of rainbows. The designer paper, Sunshine & Rainbows, can be earned for FREE with a purchase of at least $50 before tax and shipping.  Why? Because it is Sale-A-Bration time through February 28th.

Make This DIY Calendar

If you'd like to create a calendar like this one, you can see the base construction HERE.
Here is the supply list for this project...

If you'd like to know where I purchased the calendars, e-mail me and I will send you the link.

DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-up-rainbow-of-happinessDon't miss out on Sale-A-Bration where you can earn this awesome Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [158126] for FREE.  It's colorful with great prints including but not exclusively rainbows and can be used with so many projects.  Need a bright, cheery look for a birthday card?  Want to send some happy mail to someone "just because"?...got you covered with this one.  It's FREE with a $50 purchase now during Sale-A-Bration!

Thanks for checking in today!  It's not too late to make a colorful DIY Calendar like this one with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies.


Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings-of-home-premiere.youtube-thumbnailLet's take a look at the two projects from my YouTube Premiere made with the new Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating dies.  This is a beautiful new combo and I know you're going to love it!

Here's a pretty card with the images all in black and white.

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The next project is a great little calendar for your desk.

Diy-desk-calendar-2022Let's take a look at the video with the how-to for both projects...

Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings Of Home Bundle (English) [157939]

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045]

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [102482]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper [155426]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon [156485]

Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]

Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels [146924]

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Mini Glue Dots [103683]

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

The list above includes the supplies for the card.

Here are the calendar supplies:

This Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939] is my featured bundle for the month and after your purchase of this bundle, you will receive a PDF tutorial via email with 11 beautiful card-making projects and instructions.
If you purchase the bundle by Monday evening, January 10th, you will also receive the kits to create these two projects in the mail from me!

Blessings of Home SpecialOrder your Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939]now to create these two projects and receive your PDF with 11 card ideas and the kits to make these two projects! Offer for the kits ends January 10, 2022, at Midnight Central Time.


Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmasWe are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day and I have another video for our Countdown to Christmas series with a video featuring my husband, Jackie, gift wrapping with our 12 x 12 patterned paper.

There were a few little gifts that I thought would be really pretty in some of our Christmas-themed patterned paper from our current 2021 Mini Catalog.

Featured here are the Painted Christmas 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper [156292] and Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281].

Here's the video so you can see Jackie's process!

Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

If you have some little gifts, try using your 12 x 12 patterned paper to wrap!  Use some ribbon to add a soft touch!Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmas

 


Here is the listing of products used today:
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156292]
Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281]

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box [153069]

Paper Trimmer [152392]

Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' Metallic Ribbon [156312]

Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon [156323]

Thanks for tuning in for Jackie's gift wrapping with 12 x 12 patterned paper in our 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas series and I'll see you tomorrow with one more quick tip.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

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Here's another 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas project with a DIY Gift Box.  It is my hope that these projects that have been shared this week will make things just a bit easier for you.  If you've missed the other projects, you can catch those at these links below:


Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

Project #4

I don't know about you but many times I am scurrying around looking for a box.  Boxes are just too hard to store but these are fun to make and will work for many gifts. This is a great pattern to keep on hand and it is super simple.  It is 6" square and 3" deep.  You could even fold an adult-size t-shirt to fit inside.

Here's the video then you will want to "dig through" all that 12 x 12 paper that you have been saving ;) to create these!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of 12 x 12 paper. 
  • Score both at 3" on all 4 sides.
  • Cut two tabs off one side of the top as shown in the video.
  • Adhere the one long tab to the outside of the back of the box bottom. (see video)
  • Tie with ribbon and add a tag!

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-box-3If you can use this idea and do make one of these boxes, leave a comment below and let me know!

I hope to be back next Monday and Tuesday with a couple of ideas for you!  Thanks for tuning in for the fifth in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with this DIY Gift Box.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

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The next in the series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a Hot Chocolate Pocket that debuted on my YouTube Premiere this evening. This project could also be used as a gift card or cash holder.

I hope you have been enjoying this series of holiday projects and it has helped solve some crafting needs as we get closer to Christmas.

This is such a fun project and different from most cocoa mix pouches.  And, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] and coordinating Love You More Than Dies [152698] can be used at any time of year.

Here's the video in case you missed the premiere!
Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-chocolate-1Here are the supplies used in the video:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-choc-2Have you seen the other Countdown to Christmas Projects? If not, you can see those HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and next, I will share another packaging idea!  For the next Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 project, you will need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock or one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper...see you then!


YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Hot-chocolate-youtube-thumbnailJoin us on YouTube for a Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas Project

Thursday, December 16, 2021

7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

 

 


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-bagHappy Wednesday and welcome to our third project in my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with the nice size DIY Christmas gift bag!

Our designer (patterned) paper is really beautiful and perfect for making these bags.  As soon as I finished this one, our granddaughter, Mia, wanted to fill it with little treasures.

I really should make several of these right now!  It never fails that a couple of days before Christmas, I am scurrying around trying to find a bag just this size for a last-minute gift.

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Here's the video tutorial so you can see just how easy it is to assemble.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the listing of products seen in the video:

Now that you have all the information to create this bag, look through your designer papers and find pairs that you can use make some, too.  I think I'll do the same thing to make a few more because I know that I will need them!

If you've missed the first two countdown projects, here is #1 and here is #2!

I hope you enjoyed the third of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this DIY Gift Bag and I'll see you tomorrow for my YouTube Premiere at 6 PM Central!


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Cocoa Packet for National Cocoa Day

Stampin-christmas-countdown-2021-lisa-brown-cocoa packet1 Let's start this Monday and National Cocoa Day off with the first in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with a fun and easy cocoa packet!

With these days leading up to the holiday, I wanted to share some easy and fun projects and packaging ideas that you can assemble in minutes.  Are you ready?

This one is easy to make and fun to assemble using a white envelope!  This is a re-make of a project from WAY back in 2010 and if you want to see the original version, visit my Facebook page to see that video!

For now, here is the current version, so settle in for a few minutes so you can make these, too!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021
Cocoa Packet for National Cocoa Day

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-christmas-countdown-lisa-brown-cocoa-packet2These are so quick, I think I'll make several more and I sure hope that you can use this idea!

Gift Certificates

This is also a great pouch to hold a gift card!  Are any of your family and friends needing an idea for you?  I offer gift certificates for Stampin' Up! product purchases through me! Gift certificates in any amount are available. Have them e-mail me or call me, 409-719-2853. 

Stampin-up-christmas-countdown-lisa-brown-cocoa-packetThanks for tuning in for the first of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this fun cocoa packet and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

4-2021-thanksgiving-table-favor-and-napkin-foldWe are on the road today but I had to share our last in the series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  This envelope fold is my favorite and I love how this combo complimented my china pattern, Castle Garden by Lennox.  I chose it over 46 years ago and I still love it!  Such a classic, don't you think?

Here's a look at today's video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

I hope you've enjoyed our series and have been inspired to add to your table display for Thanksgiving.  Let's vote again on your favorite. Comment below with either 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Thanks for tuning in for our series on 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

IMG_7457Here's a quick look at our 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3.  Jackie is doing such a good job helping me with this idea.  I hope you have been enjoying these.  You can still see Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Here's the video that premiered tonight on YouTube...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Score on the long side at 2,4,6 and 8.
  • Turn and score what will be the box bottom at 2".
  • Assemble as shown in the video.

Visit again tomorrow to see the final video in the series.  This final one is my favorite and I think you will really like it!

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Comment below and let me know your favorite so far and we will be back tomorrow with 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4!

 


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2

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Good Wednesday evening and welcome to the second in a series of Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.

Jackie and I join forces again to share some ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescapes.  Thank you to all who enjoyed and commented on our first episode.

Let's take a look at today's idea!2

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2

Lisa's Inklings:

2-2021-Stampin-up-thanksgiving-table-favors-and-napkin-foldsYou could dress up this pouch a bit more by scoring at 1/2" away from what would be the top and folding it down to reveal the reverse side of the designer paper.

Here are the supplies used for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favor:

Don't you know that your family and friends would love a little treat pouch like this waiting for them on their place setting? It doesn't have to be a hot drink packet. 
Other ideas?

  • Mints or other candies
  • Scripture verse and votive candle
  • Two or three crayons and some small stamped images for the littles to color.
  • Small gratitude journal

There are lots of possibilities and I hope you will try these!  Tomorrow's 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3 will premiere on my YouTube channel so I'll see you then!


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-fold-1Welcome to our first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  Notice the pronoun "our"?  That's because Jackie contributes some pretty awesome napkin folds in these videos.

It's amazing that these little paper-crafted table favors can make such a striking impact on your tablescape.  Here's a look at our video and be sure to visit each day through Friday to see all of these!

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-foldHere is the supply listing for today's project:

Tips:

  • Use your white craft ink to refill or touch up your ink pad every time you use it. 
  • Let the ink dry before cutting or working with the piece.
  • Fussy-cutting a sentiment is a fun and creative way to add words or phrases to your project.
  • Glue Dots are an easy and safe adhesive to use on projects like this when kids are involved.
  • This Pretty Pumpkins Bundle [156478] is perfect for gift packaging this month.

Thank you for tuning in today for the first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds and we will be back tomorrow for the second in a series!


Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit for Christmas 2021

 

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We all love to see piles of presents on Christmas morning. Make that your reality with the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!

Paper Pumpkin is a very popular craft kit by mail! It's all-inclusive with everything you need to create some great projects which may include cards, gift or treat packaging, tags, or other fun and creative projects. This craft kit subscription also makes a great Christmas gift! There are only two more days to subscribe and get this kit! Don't delay! Subscribe now!

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags. 
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • The Gifts Galore designs are adorable whether they wrap up treats or not! If treat packaging isn’t your jam this month, the components of this kit are extremely versatile, allowing you to explore another crafting opportunity of your own. You can use the designs to make cards or gift tags!
Craft kit by mail
Gifts Galore Christmas 2021 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin
November’s Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is offering a fun holiday gift-wrapping solution! While the cellophane bags in this kit are food-safe, the packaging is sized for both treats and gifts. Have fun with the festive designs of each box—a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents—and surprise your friends and family with this special treat and gift packaging that they will love.
Subscribe today to get the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit by mail and enjoy some fun holiday crafting that will surprise and delight your friends and family this Christmas season.

2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Easy Bag for Treats or Gifts

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Well, friends, 2021 Halloween is just around the corner so here's an easy treat or gift bag that you can make in a jiffy! 

This one is created with the Frightfully Cute Bundle (currently on backorder) but you can use any of the supplies that you have on hand to create this for Halloween treats or a little gift.  In fact, you can see a re-make of this bag, the Christmas version, right here.

Notice that I did not use a Halloween designer paper for this bag.  This pattern is in Bumblebee from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

2021-stampin-up-halloween-project-gift-pouchHere are the simple directions for assembling this easy gift bag for 2021 Halloween or any occasion!

  • The card stock for the bag is cut 8-½ x 11. Score on the long side at 4-½, 5-¼, 9-¾, 11. 
  • Turn and score at 1-½ for what will be the bag bottom.
  • Embellish the bag with die-cuts, stamped images, ribbon, and gems to coordinate with your card stock, designer paper, and for the occasion.

Now you are ready to create this bag for any celebration!  It's easy and fun and you can decorate it however you'd like!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's time for you to try this easy bag for treats and gifts for 2021 Halloween, Christmas, or any occasion!


2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

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This Blessing Box is a special project and the 2021 version is created with the beautiful Gorgeous Leaves Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The idea behind the Blessing Box came to me when so many would often tell me how much it meant to receive a card from me.  And, when my brother told me that he's kept every card that I've ever made for him.  It made me think about those who never receive a little "paper hug" in the mail.  How could that be changed even if only for just a few?

And, thus, the Blessing Box was created.  A little box that holds 3 x 3 cards with a kind phrase, a verse from God's Word, or an uplifting message...just a random act of kindness.  There is no signature, no credit; just sharing in hopes that it will be a blessing in someone's day.

The video goes into a little more detail about how these are shared so I hope you'll watch and make plans to create your Blessing Box.

2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

Lisa's Inklings:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet- 2021 Blessing Box PDF

Thank you for stopping by today!  If you enjoyed this post, be sure to:

Let me know when you create your 2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves or whatever stamp set you choose!