Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar with Botanical Prints

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This Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar is on it's way to many who have placed an order with me this month!  I love making and sharing a mini desk calendar each year and this year's features the Botanical Prints Product Medley [151301] from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Here's the complete supply list and below are some details to help you assemble one for yourself!  Or, you can place an order with me by January 28, 2020 and receive a calendar in the mail from me!

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Lisa's Inklings:

2020-stampin-up-DIY-calendarQuestions about this project?  Leave a comment below and I will get back with you ASAP!  Now you can make your own 2020 desk calendar or place an order with me and I will send you one as a thank you gift!

Here's how you can order:

  1. Visit the Online Store HERE or click through the links in the product listing above.
  2. E-mail me with your order and I will place it for you.
  3. Call or text 409-719-2853 and I will place your order.

Thanks for stopping by for the 2020 Stampin' Up! desk calendar project and I will see you in the next post!

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2020 Valentine Card and Treat

Hearfelt-handmade-valentine2Let's get started with two  2020 Valentine projects created with beautiful new goods from the new Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog.  And, to make this even sweeter... it's also Sale-A-Bration time! 

What is Sale-A-Bration? It's the biggest Stampin' Up! promotion of the year! With every $50 in product purchase, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

As a special thank you for shopping with me with a qualifying total during Sale-A-Bration, you can take part in my special Sale-A-Bration Celebration on line.  You will definitely want to read all about that HERE!

This week's Facebook Live featured an introduction to the new catalog and this great promotion as well as two projects made with our beautiful new Valentine products, the Heartfelt Bundle!

I did edit quite a bit of chatter out of the video but I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee or glass of tea and enjoy!  I'll have some of the projects details posted below.  Now, on with the show!

 

Tip: Get the From My Heart Suite #153931 which includes one each of the following at one price...$88.25! 

The From My Heart Suite Bundle includes
* Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Heart Punch Pack (10% off)
* From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Real Red 3/8" (1 cm) Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon
* From My Heart Faceted Gems
* Heart Doilies
* Heart Foil Tins

Here are the specific project details for the card in the video.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White Base- 4- 1/4" x 11" and scrap for punched heart.
  • Real Red Card Stock- 3 -3/4" x 5-1/4" and scrap for punch.
  • Watercolor Paper- 3-1/2" x 5".
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP- Strips: 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1/2" x 3-1/2", 3/8" x 3-1/2".

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Lisa's Inklings for Box:

  • Cut Flirty Flamingo to 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".  You will need two pieces. Score at 3/4" from each side, top and bottom.  Cut as seen in video.
  • You will also need a piece of Flirty Flamingo for the punched heart.
  • Cut Designer Series Paper to 1-1/2" x 2-3/4".
  • You will need to punch a heart from a scrap piece of Flirty Flamingo.
  • You will need a scrap piece of Whisper White for sentiment.

202-Valentine-treat-box2I hope you will consider these beautiful new products for your Valentine/special friend crafting projects. 

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, 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!

Thanks for tuning in for the first Valentine projects of 2020 from Ink and Inspirations and I will see you again soon!


Easy Christmas Craft for Kids

Candy-cane-craft-for-kidsKnowing you are as busy or busier as we are in the days leading up to Christmas, here's a fun and easy craft idea that you can do with your little ones that will take a few minutes and yet bring lots of joy!

Most kids love candy canes!  Here's a candy cane reindeer made with some Stampin' Up! products.  Watch the video then get started!

 

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project...

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You will also need some card stock to punch the antlers.  Choose a green as shown here or use a neutral color.  Make it fun!

Time to get back to Christmas preparations!  Our daughter and I are going to the grocery store and I am sure there will be lots of hustle and bustle!  I have another project idea to share so be sure to visit daily so you won't miss it!  And, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channnel, be sure to do that now!

Enjoy the journey!...Lisa


Christmas Crackers?

For today's post, we have a video tutorial on how to make Christmas Crackers...not the edible kind!

Christmas-cracker-snowmanThese are fun little projects that you can put together to hold treats or small gifts.  In the video, you will see the how-to for this larger size pictured above and a smaller size, as well, so be sure to watch through the end.

You probably have the supplies on hand to make these in time for this Christmas.  Below are the details for each size of Christmas cracker.

Larger size:

  • Cut DSP to 8-3/4" x 9".
  • Score with the shorter side at the top every 1-3/4": 1-3/4", 3-1/2", 5-1/4", and 7".

Smaller size:

  • Cut DSP to 4-1/2" x 6".
  • Score with the 6" side at the tip at 1" and 5".
  • Turn and score with the 4-1/2" side at the top at every 1": 1", 2", 3", and 4".

Here are the supplies used for the projects.  Papers and inks are specifically for the larger project.  At the bottom of the list is the 1/2" circle punch for the smaller "cracker".

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Christmas-cracker-santaYou can make these ahead of time and store them "flat" until you are ready to insert the gifts are treats. 

Christmas-cracker-storage We are just about a week away from Christmas but I still have a few ideas up my sleeve to share with you.  Be sure to check back!  I hope to be posting some fun between last minute baking, wrapping, and lots of merriment!   But for now, you need to try your hand at these Christmas crackers!


Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils

Perfectly Plaid Essential Oil BoxToday's project is a Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils is coming to you very late!  I am with my daughter's family in Fort Worth and having some fun times with the grands! 

This is a remake of a fall themed box that you can see here. This design is easy and fun to make for small gifts or treats.  The Perfectly Plaid Bundle and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper make this version festive!

Here's the video tutorial for your viewing pleasure!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler  card stock is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • Score at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the 8-1/2" side. 
  • Turn and score at 2" for the box bottom.
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP: Cut 4 pieces - 3-1/4" x 1-1/4" and a contrasting strip at 1/2" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

Here are the supplies for today's project, and if you are seeing this before 11:59 pm MT on December 11th, you can still get FREE Shipping on orders of $50 or more!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, WWYXP99T, 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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Be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the this Christmas gift box idea! 


A Favorite from Christmas Past

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Let's visit a project from Christmas Past that's  is one of my favorites. This triangle Santa box is not only adorable but easy to make!  It can be used as an ornament but also holds treats!

Some of the products used for this cute project are retired but I bet you can come up with alternatives.  Here are some ideas...

You can make this fun Santa Triangle Box is lots of different ways so I hope you will try making some!

Now, be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

Thanks for checking in for the refresh on the Santa Triangle Box...have a great weekend!


Christmas Craft for Santa's Cookies

Cookies-for santaHere's an idea to involve your "littles" in preparation for Santa's visit! 

How about leaving Santa's cookies in a personalized bag? The little ones can color the Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle and you can do the rest! I think it's a fun alternative for cookies on a plate!

Let's take a look at the how-to video!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of Poppy Parade CS cut at 6" x 6".
  • Score at 1-1/2" on three side of three sides of each piece.
  • The designer paper is cut just for the front at 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Shimmery White CS cut at 4" x 5" to stamp Santa.
  • Cut the "Santa" letters from scrap Sparkle Glimmer paper.

Here are the supplies for the Santa Cookie Box:

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Have the little ones color the Santa before adhering to the box.  Use Watercolor Pencils or crayons for the coloring.  Maybe this will start a tradition with your children and grandchildren.  Let me know if you try this...I will be waiting to hear from you!

 


Make A Box for A Christmas Candle

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You can really dress up a simple gift with your paper crafting and rubber stamping supplies and this Christmas candle box is no exception! This time of year, it's so easy to find some seasonal candles that are good for gift giving. 

Let's take a look at the video so that you can create a cute box like this, too!  And, if candles aren't your style, you can fit wrapped candies or any small gift into this size box.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the box, Shaded Spruce card stock should be 8" x 10-1/2".
  • Score on the long side at 2", 5", 7" and 10".
  • Score on the short side at 1/2", 2-1/2", 5-1/2", and 7-1/2".
  • You will also need a scrap of Shaded Spruce for punching.
  • Cherry Cobbler- 3" x 3" for punching.
  • Whisper White- 3" x 3" for punching.
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper- scrap for punching.
  • Designer paper- 2-3/4" x 2-3/4", 3 pieces cut 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" and 1 piece cut 3/4" x 3".

Diy-gift-box-christmasHere are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create this project. Just click the links to shop! I appreciate your support and your business!

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Get ready for the holiday season with gift packaging such as this Christmas candle box.  Then, be sure to visit my YouTube channel for more 3D packaging ideas!


Handmade Gift Box and Ornament with So Many Stars

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It's the season for beautiful gift packaging and festive decór and today's projects feature a gift box and handmade ornament with the Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle.

The dies in this bundle are so beautiful and the coordinating stamp set is perfect for the holiday season.  Enjoy the video then get ready to create these projects during this first week of December.

Here are the supplies used for the box.  The links below will take you directly to the online store.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.

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Here are the details for the box project:

  • Using a 12 x 12 sheet of the designer paper, score on one side at 3" and 9".
  • Turn and score on the other side at 1" , 3-1/2", 6-1/2", and 9".
  • Cut and trim as shown in the video.
  • You will need a piece of the glimmer paper approximately 3" x 4-1/2".
  • Use a scrap of Whisper White or approximately a 3" x 3" piece to stamp and punch the sentiment.

 

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Here are the supplies used for the ornament.

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Details for the ornament project:

  • Sparkle Glimmer- 3" x 3"
  • Gold Glimmer- 3" x 4"
  • Night Before Christmas DSP- 6" x 6"
  • Vellum - 2" x 2"

Here's hoping that you will find time to create these projects during the early days of this month! Shop now to get your supplies to make the handmade box and ornament with the So Many Stars Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Let's Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving-napkin-rings-and-placecardsYou can easily dress up your Thanksgiving table with supplies from you craft room. 

In the photo above, you can see three examples of napkin rings.  The 2019 Gather Together Bundle and the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper are highlighted here.  Use any combination of leaves, sentiments, and images to make beautiful napkin rings.

If you do not have use for napkin rings, use these elements to create place cards such as the one in the upper right of the photo.

For the napkin rings, cut a piece of designer paper to 1" x 8".  Add elements using inks and card stocks to complement the designer paper.

For the place card, cut the designer paper 3" x 4".  Fold in half at 2".  Use a label punch with a light neutral card stock for a space to write the names of your guests.  Add leaves or stamped images in the upper left corner to make it fancy.  You can make these ahead of time and store them easily.

Your paper crafting supplies can serve you well for home decór and party planning.  Try this idea for your Thanksgiving table to surprise and delight your family and friends.

 


Remember Your Blessing Boxes!

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Happy Friday!  Today, I wanted to remind you to start sharing those little cards from our blessing box.  And, if you haven't made any yet, there is still time!

You can see the original project idea HERE and here's a few ideas from me for sharing these blessing cards.

I have my box of cards ready to go! 

I'll try to snap photos of where I've left my cards so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram !

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Are you ready to share some joy? Get your blessing box ready and share some love during this season of Thanksgiving!


Make A Thanksgiving Table Favor

Thanksgiving-table-favor-1With it being just two weeks to Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share a fun idea to use for your guests. 

These little treat holders are great for mints or small treats.  Wouldn't it be nice to have these at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table?

This project with the To Every Season Bundle (En) [153051] and certainly lives up to its name! Love these little seasonal punches.

Here's the how-to video tutorial for this project.  Let me know if you're going to make some...I'd love to know!

Lisa's Inklings:
-Gather Together DSP 4" x 4”.

-You will need small pieces or scraps of the other card stock colors for stamping/punching.

-Place Tear & Tape along two adjoining edges on the side of the paper that will not show.

-Leave open until filled with treats.

Here is the Stampin' Up! product supply list for this card.  Just click the links to shop! I would be honored to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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When you shop the Online Store and your order is $35 or more before shipping and tax, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, 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!

Thanksgiving-table-favor-2If you enjoy adding a handcrafted personal touch to your Thanksgiving table, try this table favor idea to add to your family and friends fun!


Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Gift Card Holder and Box

Night-before-christmas-santa-sneakYesterday's LIVE on Facebook featured some fun projects using the Night Before Christmas Suite from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

Unfortunately, there are focus issues with the video.  Since the quality is not as good as I want it to be, I chose not to upload the video. If you're "brave", you can catch the replay HERE.

First project is this card/gift card holder...so fun!

Night-before-christmas-santa-cardLooks like a fun card, right?  Don't you love that Santa?! Take a look at the inside...

Night-before-christmas-inside-cardHere are the details for this gift card holder:

  • The card base is cut at 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score this at 5-1/2" and 9".
  • Fold over to make flap for the gift card as shown above.  Adhere to the two sides with Tear & Tape.
    Inside of card...
  • Very Vanilla is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The Santa hat paper is cut 2" x 4".
  • Sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade
  • The  "From Santa" tag is embossed with Shimmer White embossing powder and die cut.
    Card front...
  • Loop 16-18" of ribbon around card.  This will be a tie closure. You can adhere the ribbon place on the center front with a little bit of SNAIL adhesive.  This is just to hold it in place before you attach the layers.
  • The layers are Very Vanilla cut at 3" x 3-3/4" and the Paisley print designer paper is cut 3-1/4" x 4".
  • Santa is stamped on Shimmery White card stock in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • The "Believe" sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder.

Questions?  Leave a comment below!

Now for the cute open top box!

Night-before-christmas-boxBox:

  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheet is cut 6" x 12".
  • Score (gently) on the long side at 3-3/4, 5-3/4, 9-1/2, 11-1/2.  Turn and score at 1-1/2. This will be the box bottom.
  • If using this foil to create the box, gently fold on the score lines.  Do not use your Bone Folder.
  • Cut off smallest tab formed by the scored lines and assemble box with Tear & Tape.
  • Designer paper for front is cut 3-1/4 x 4
  • Die cut sentiment from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and adhered with liquid glue.
  • Tissue paper is stamped with stockings stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Fold in half  and stamp the tops of both sides.

Here are the supplies used for both of these products:

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Hope you are staying warm where you are ...it's snowing and very cold here in SW Missouri!  Perfect day to order some crafting supplies and stay inside and craft!


Christmas Craft for Santa's Cookies

Cookies-for santaHere's an idea to involve your "littles" in preparation for Santa's visit! 

How about leaving Santa's cookies in a personalized bag? The little ones can color the Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle and you can do the rest! I think it's a fun alternative for cookies on a plate!

Let's take a look at the how-to video!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of Poppy Parade CS cut at 6" x 6".
  • Score at 1-1/2" on three side of three sides of each piece.
  • The designer paper is cut just for the front at 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Shimmery White CS cut at 4" x 5" to stamp Santa.
  • Cut the "Santa" letters from scrap Sparkle Glimmer paper.

Here are the supplies for the Santa Cookie Box:

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Have the little ones color the Santa before adhering to the box.  Use Watercolor Pencils or crayons for the coloring.  Maybe this will start a tradition with your children and grandchildren.  Let me know if you try this...I will be listening for you!

 


Make A Gift Box for Essential Oils

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For today's project, here's an idea for a gift box for a bottle of essential oils.  This is one I've made and gave to a good friend.  We both love Stress Relief by Eden's Garden so presented this bottle to her a few weeks ago.

This is a very simple box style with a sweetly pinched top. In the video, be sure to watch for how I secure the closing.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 5-1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the long side.
  • Turn the cardstock where the short side is on top and score at 2".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Designer paper is cut at 1-3/4" x 3-1/4". You'll need four pieces of this.
  • Scrap pieces of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Pretty Peacock are needed for die cutting leaves and punching circle.
  • Whisper White scrap is needed for stamping and punching the sentiment.

Easy-gift-box-for-essential-oilsIf you'd like to purchase supplies to create this project, just click the links below. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Free Gift with Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, 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!

Thank you for tuning in today and if you need supplies, head on over to shop now!