Last Minute Valentine Project!

Last-minute-valentineOk! So you haven't had any time and you NEED a last minute Valentine treat idea! 

It's going to be short and sweet today but wanted to take this time to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Now, enjoy this quick video and get to crafting!

 

Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy creating this last minute treat!


Little Treat Box for Valentine's Day!

Little-valentine-treat-boxHere's a quick post today with a cute little box for Valentine's Day treat!

The hubs and I are staying with our granddaughter, Lyla, this week while her Mommy and Daddy are out of town. If you missed our little "crafting" time this morning on my Facebook page, be sure and check it out. :)

Here's the video tutorial with some details following.  I bet you have supplies to make this little box today!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut cardstock to 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".
  • Score the 7 1/2" side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", and 7".
  • Turn and score the other side at 1/2" and 1 1/4".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide to 2 1/4" tall.

Here are the supplies that were used to make this project.

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Little-box-valentine-treatIt's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is tomorrow!  Be sure to check out this quick idea, and I'll have another really easy "last minute" project tomorrow.

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Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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Another Valentine Treat You Can Make Now!

Easy-valentine-treat-bagToday's project is another easy Valentine treat bag that is a makeover of a Halloween treat.  The size and scores have been altered to allow a good fit for this particular treat but the construction is the same.

Let's take a look at the original video and then read on to find out the paper dimensions and scores.

 

Lisa's Inklings with Project Details:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5 1/2" x 7".
  • Score on one side, which will be the bottom, at 1/2".
  • Score the other side at 2" and 5".
  • Trim the bottom as seen in the video.                                                           

Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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  • 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!

Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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2019 Valentine Treat Holders with Stampin' Up! Hey Love

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Today's projects are two Valentine treat holders for 2019 from a recent Facebook LIVE featuring the Hey Love stamp set.   This collection can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I KNEW that this set would be so much fun to use and perfect for coloring with my Stampin' Blends, the Stampin' Up! alcohol markers.

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Here's a look at the recorded LIVE.  Grab your favorite beverage if you have a few minutes to watch!

Details for the "Gator Treat":

  • Cut cardstock to 4 3/4" x 8 1/4". Score 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 5 1/2". and 6" on the long side.
  • Cut another strip of the same color cardstock for the belly band at 1 1/2" x 8 1/4".
  • You'll need approx. 3" x 3" of Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper at 2" x 4 1/2".

Stampin' Up! Products used for this project...

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Details for "Ape" Project:

  • Cut designer series paper to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Score one side at 3", 4", 7", 8".
  • Score the other side at 1" and 8".
  • You'll need some scrap Whisper White and Real Red card stock for punching.

Stampin' Up! supplies needed for the "Ape" project...

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Give your Valentine treats for 2019  with some cute treat packaging and delight your loved ones with your creative touch!

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2019 Valentine Treat Bag- You Otter Be My Valentine

  • 2019-valentine-treat-bagToday's project is a cute little treat bag for your 2019 Valentine treats!  That sweet little otter is one of the characters from the adorable new set in the Stampin' Up! Occasion Catalog, Hey Love. 

The sentiments are different but so appropriate to go with the images.  I think these are great for friends, kids, or for fun family Valentine cards.  These are also really fun and easy to color with our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

Here's the video with the process for this little bag.  It's the perfect size for one of the individually packed Russell Stover Chocolate hearts that you can find most anywhere that sells Valentine candy.

 

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for this project. Just click on the photos for more information.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you. Let me know how I can help you!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Try coloring with Stampin' Blends on our Crumb Cake card stock!  Loved using it on this project.
  • Cut designer paper for bagto 5" x 8 1/2".
  • Score with the long side up at 1", 4", 5", and 8".
  • Turn and score with the 5" side up at 1" and 4 1/2".

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You'll really enjoy making these little treat bags so shop now and get these ready for Valentine's Day!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Valentine Projects

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If you viewed my Facebook Live last Thursday evening, you'll know that this was the Valentine card project that was featuring the Meant to Be bundle from the Occasions Catalog.
(Leave a comment below and I'll conduct a random drawing for someone to receive this card!)

While this card is a bit frilly and fun, be sure to check out this card with more of a masculine feel made with the same bundle!

Need an easy Valentine treat?  Here's one made with half of one of our pillow boxes.

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Here are the supplies needed for both projects.

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Lisa's Inklngs:

For the Valentine card:

  • Cut the card base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut designer paper for background at 4" x 5 1/4" and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for  punching and die cutting.
  • Crumb Cake card stock for sentiment- 3/4" x 3".
  • Whisper White for inside of card: 5 1/4" x 4".

For treat box:

  • Cut pillow box in half by lining up curved end at 3" mark. 
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for filler, die cuts, and sentiments.

 

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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!

Get ready for your Valentine's Day in 2019 with these Stampin' Up! project ideas!  

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Easy Christmas Gingerbread Treats

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to another easy Christmas craft idea with this gingerbread treats!

You know that here in the U.S. you can find these little individually pre-wrapped treats in most any grocery or big box store.  I just added a crafty touch with my Stampin' Up! supplies and arranged on a gingerbread man Christmas plate as a door prize for a recent church event.

Here's the simple how-to:

  1. Cut some festive designer paper the width of your treat (3" for these) x 2" tall.
  2. Fold in half and adhere to front and back of treat packaging.
  3. Stamp the gingerbread man in Early Espresso Ink on Crumb Cake card stock. 
  4. Punch with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  5. Stamp the bow tie on Real Red cardstock in Real Red Ink.
  6. Punch with the same Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
  7. Glue bow tie to gingerbread man.
  8. Done and ready to go!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas 2018- Mini Gift Box

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-mini-gift-box-1It's that time of year when you need some cute packaging ideas for little gifts and this mini gift box is an easy one for this Christmas.  

I needed a little box for some travel size lotions and so this little box was just right!  In fact, the two you'll see in the video have already been given to the recipients.  These were hostess gifts for a recent Christmas party.

Let's look at the easy how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also view this video tutorial on my YouTube channel with over 700 other paper crafting and cardmaking video tutorials.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer series paper to 6" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on the 6 1/2" side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • Turn and score on the 6" side at 1" and 5 1/2".  ( The 1" score is for the box bottom.)

Stampin-up-2018-mini-gift-box-2Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used on today's mini gift box project:

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Now it's time for you to use those beautiful crafting supplies in your stash and create some beautiful packaging!  I hope you can use this mini gift box tutorial for a little gift!


Just A Few Days Left to Get These Products!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-1We are nearing the end of November and that means just a few more days to get the beautiful products in the Snowflake Showcase.

The Happiness Surrounds set is a beautiful, all around set that coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits. I've created this sweet card for a friend with the stamp set and a couple of punches.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

This video can also be seen on my YouTube channel HERE.  Are you a subscriber?  If not, sign up and click the bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White to 5 1/4" x 4" and scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Brights Designer Series in Flirty Flamingo for punching.

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These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

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If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's card for a friend using the Happiness Surrounds set.  Use this idea today to send one to a friend and shop now so you won't miss out on these beautiful products!


An Idea for Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

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With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this Thursday, here's an idea for your Thanksgiving table setting.  My apologies for not having really cool, pretty staging for this project!  We are in Missouri and I left this project in Texas!   But, you can watch the video and see how easy and how beautiful these would be for your gatherings or intimate dinners...for ANY time of year!  Take this idea and run with it.

Here's the video tutorial but once you see the assembly, you'll be able to add your own twist with your own supplies.

You can also see this video on my YouTube channel!   If you haven't visited there, you must go and subscribe! You'll find over 750 videos with tips, ideas, and inspiration on my channel.  So SUBSCRIBE and click on the bell to get notice of all my videos!

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

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Dress up your Holiday tables this season with your paper crafting supplies and try this idea for your Thanksgiving or fall table settings.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 12- Last Minute Idea You Can Make Today!

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Happy Halloween and welcome to our Week 12 (FINAL!) project using Stampin' Up! products! 

I am sharing an idea that is you can make today!  So, dig out those designer papers, a little ribbon, and some stamps to make a tag and you'll be ready to go.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial and you can get to work!

You can also find this video tutorial on YouTube HERE!  Be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notice of all my new videos.

Lisa's Inklings: 

  • Measure the width of your box or candy bar.  I cut mine at 6" x 12" to get two pieces from one sheet of paper.
  • Use punches for a stamped image or sentiment.  Stack these up as seen in the video.
  • Ribbon, twine, or cording wrapped around the package makes a nice finishing touch.

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By just using stamps, ink, and paper with some punches and a ribbon or twine, you can create a really cute treat wrap that turns a simple box of candy into a really special treat.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 11- Large Treat Holder, You've Been Boo'd!

2018-halloween-large-treat-bagWe are winding down on our 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2018 and for this week, we have a large treat holder that's perfect for leaving on someone's door as a sweet surprise! 

This origami pouch is super sized!  You can fill it with lots of treats!   In the photo above, you can see the size in relation to the door.  

If you haven't heard of the "You've Been Boo'd" tradition surprise and anonymous Halloween giving, you're missing out on some fun.  Just search for the phrase and you'll get all kinds of images and poems that you can leave with your little gift.

You can make this project in minutes and embellish it as much (or, as little) as you'd like! Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial...

You can also find the video HERE on my YouTube channel.  When you visit, be sure to "Subscribe" and click the little bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos.

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project...

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2018=stampin-up-halloween-large-treatLisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 12" x 12" piece of designer paper.
  • No adhesive is needed for the pouch itself. 
  • Watch the video for assembly instructions.

 

October Special:

Hope you have been enjoying our 12 Weeks of Halloween series!  You can search for 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 on the sidebar of my blog and find all of the projects!   The first one is HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be creating some of the fun 2018 Halloween projects this week!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 11- Large Treat Holder, You've Been Boo'd!

2018-halloween-large-treat-bagWe are winding down on our 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2018 and for this week, we have a large treat holder that's perfect for leaving on someone's door as a sweet surprise! 

This origami pouch is super sized!  You can fill it with lots of treats!   In the photo above, you can see the size in relation to the door.  

If you haven't heard of the "You've Been Boo'd" tradition surprise and anonymous Halloween giving, you're missing out on some fun.  Just search for the phrase and you'll get all kinds of images and poems that you can leave with your little gift.

You can make this project in minutes and embellish it as much (or, as little) as you'd like! Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial...

You can also find the video HERE on my YouTube channel.  When you visit, be sure to "Subscribe" and click the little bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos.

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project...

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2018=stampin-up-halloween-large-treatLisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 12" x 12" piece of designer paper.
  • No adhesive is needed for the pouch itself. 
  • Watch the video for assembly instructions.

 

October Special:

Hope you have been enjoying our 12 Weeks of Halloween series!  You can search for 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 on the sidebar of my blog and find all of the projects!   The first one is HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be creating some of the fun 2018 Halloween projects this week!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 10- Pretty Paper Cones

Stampin-up-halloween-2018-paper-coneWelcome to Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects with this pretty paper cone.

I love making these cones!  These are so much fun to decorate and embellish!  We are starting with a 6" x 6" piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.  Then we will add some ribbons and mini banner pieces to dress it all up.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial.

You can also see this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click the little bell so you'll get notice of all my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut your designer paper to 6" x 6".  Place a piece of Tear & Tape on the left of what will be the inside of your cone.
  • Cut three strips of designer paper to 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut coordiating ribbon pieces to 6" - 6 1/2".

Here are the supplies used for this project.  Sinply click on the links below to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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October Special:

Now it's time to give this Halloween paper cone a try!  You can make this from any designer paper for any occasion. Be sure to keep checking back for more fun paper crafting ideas for Halloween and the holidays!


Make A Little Basket for a Halloween Gift

Hw-candle-basketOh my goodness....when I saw this adorable candle at Bath & Body Works, I knew just the packaging to make for a cute Halloween gift.  This particular style is called a berry basket.  It has open sides and is connected at each top corner with ribbon or twine.  It's tiny but just the right size for this little candle.

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

Can't see the video above?  Hop on over to my YouTube channel and take a look.  Not a subscriber?  Do so and click on the little bell to receive notice of all my new videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score at 2" along each side.
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall.  You will need 4 pieces.
  • You'll  need enough of Basic Black cardstock to a 2" circle punch and approximately 3" x 11" to cut thin strips for filler.
  • You'll need enough Whisper White cardstock to punch a 1 3/4" circle.

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It's so much fun making gift packaging for little gifts like this one for Halloween and I hope you give it a try!