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!


Facebook Friday, Early Edition Today!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place THIS MORNING at 11:00 AM Central Time (12:00 AM Eastern, 10:00 AM MT,9:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page with a Christmas Gift Idea!

 

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 11:00 AM 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 gift set of note cards that's perfect for Christmas giving!

Hope to see you on Facebook Friday Live this morning over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.


DIY- Make Your Own Designer-Look Napkins

IMG_1523Getting this designer-look on cocktail napkins is fun and easy and will be a hit at your parties or gatherings this holiday season.

I've shared this idea before but had never tried it with our new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  As you'll see in the video, you can get different looks depending on what embossing folder you choose.

Take a look at the video and see how easy it is!

You can also see the video here on my YouTube channel.  Did you know that there are over 750 paper crafting and tip videos on my channel?  Be sure to subscribe!

Here is a list of some of the embossing folders that I tried:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • As seen in the video, you can try embossing two napkins at a time.
  • Any of our Stampin' Up! embossing folders would work beautifully.
  • Gift idea:  Emboss a complete package of napkins, tuck into one of our cellophane bags and add a cute  hand stamped topper.

Current Specials and Promotions

Year-end-closeoutBeginning today, you will be able to save on a selection of retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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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Can't wait to get some napkins and give this a try?  Have fun making your own designer napkins with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and the Big Shot!


Happy Christmas Card Day! (A Few Days Early!)

Christmas Card Day is December 9th and we are commemorating it a few days early since it's on a Sunday in 2018!

On December 9,1843, the world's first Christmas card was ordered to be produced by Sir Henry Cole, the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From the Bath Chronicle:

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design two cards, a coloured example that cost people sixpence, and an uncoloured version for fivepence.

The uncoloured one, depicting a Victorian family eating and drinking, was sent to a lady called Marinda Cundy, and (was) passed down through the family since that Christmas (for) 170 years .

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It was sold at an auction for 4200 pounds in 2013.  Read more about that first Christmas Card HERE.

And, that's where it all started! 

Celebrate Christmas Card Day this week by sending someone one of your beautiful handmade Christmas cards!


Stampin' Up! Snowflakes and Glimmer Cardmaking Video

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Today's cardmaking video features some a project using the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits and a simple sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.  Both of these products are in the Snowflake Showcase which are available only during November 2018!  That means there are only a few more days that these will be available!  Check out the Snowflake Showcase HERE in the Online Store.

In today's video, you'll see how I substitute some card stock for the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper pack which is no longer available. Let's take a look!

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.   Be sure to subscribe and click on the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • Cut other Whisper White pieces to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the main image and 1 1/2" x 1/2" for sentiment.
  • Cut Merry Merlot 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". Emboss with the embossing folder.
  • Cut Shaded Spruce to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 1 3/4" x 1.  These will be embossed with the embossing folder and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • You'll need three colors of Glimmer Paper to die cut the Snowfall Thinlits.

Here are the products you'll need for this project!  The Snowfall Thinlits and Snow Is Glistening stamp set is only available until November 30th...While Supplies Last!

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
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!

***The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza continues! Shop Now!

The Glimmer Paper really adds a beautiful sparkle and shine to holiday cards and I hope you'll give this one a try!

 


The Specials Begin Today!

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Visit the Online Store to see all the items on sale!

The first 48 Hour Sale includes...

November 23–24

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

This special only lasts for 48 hours and quantities are limited!

Click HERE to see the items in all categories that are excluded from these specials.

I have a special, too! Get this Gift Card Holder Class FREE with a qualifying order, November 23-30!

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

 

Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!
These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
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!

Have fun shopping the beginning sales in the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Watercolor Wash

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If you have never tried a watercolor wash, you are in for a treat with this Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea for 2018.  

This is a super easy technique that gives a soft and sweet effect with subtle colors or a dramatic effect with bold shades.  

The Dashing Deer bundle is beautiful and those thinlits have two beautiful deer dies. One works well for this card's main image.

Here's today's video tutorial for this Christmas card...

 

Click here to watch this video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there be sure to subscribe. There are over 700 video tutorials on my channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the layer at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor Paper is cut3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment is cut 2 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Substitute Sparkle Glimmer Paper for White Velveteen Paper as seen in the video (SOLD OUT) for die cutting deer.

Here the links to products used for today's card. As seen in the "inklings", the white velveteen paper is sold out so Sparkle Glimmer Paper is substituted.

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Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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!

Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle and the Watercolor Wash technique that you need to try right now!  Let me know if you do!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea-Snowflakes and Plaid

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It's Monday and we have another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea to share!

This is a simple card to assemble and features one of the beautiful stamp sets from the Snowflake Showcase, Snow Is Glistening.

You can see two more pretty Christmas cards made with this stamp set HERE.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

Can't see the video above?  Click HERE to find it on my YouTube Channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Garden Green Cardstock is cut 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"  and you'll need a scrap for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 4".

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Below is the supply list for today's project:

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Current Host Code: FDZMPJGZ
Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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! You can shop online, 24/7, in my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card idea and be sure and tune in tomorrow for another fun idea!

 


Cardmaking Tips for Making Christmas Bright

In a recent post, we made a fun and brightly colored Christmas card using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set is also available in a bundle with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Let's take a look at a video with some tips on using this punch and this stamp set.

You can also find this video on my YouTube Channel HERE.  You'll find over 700 paper crafting and cardmaking videos there!

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Current Host Code: FDZMPJGZ

Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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!

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip and video tutorial using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea - Traditional Christmas Colors

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-making-spirits-brightHere's a 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

This is a simple card design that really shows off the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.

This paper collection features prints and actual art photography in traditional Christmas colors. 

Here's the cardmaking video tutorial with the simple how-to.  Let's take a look...

 

You can also find this video tutorial on my LisaBrownInk YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my new videos.

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-making-spirits-brightLisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Cardstock: card base- 4 1/4" x 11", strip 3/4" x 4 1/2"
  • All Is Bright Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4" for the large layer, 1 1/2" x 4" for contrasting strip.
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock: Approximately 4" x 4" for stamping and punching the main image, 1" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be an honor to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to be taken to my Online Store.

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This stamp set is also available bundled with this Christmas Bulb Builder Punch at a 10% discount.  Click HERE for more information on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.

Now that you've read this post, SHARE this fun crafting idea on Facebook and Instagram with your friends and followers! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow where I'll share a tip video for using the Making Christmas Bright Christmas Builder Punch!  Have a great day!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Ideas with Snow Is Glistening

Last week's Facebook Friday featured the beautiful Snow Is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits from the LIMITED TIME Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

Below are the two Christmas cards that we made...

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This collection features two stamp sets.  One is for every day/any day, Happiness Surrounds,  and the other is a holiday/winter set, Snow is Glistening.  To coordinate with these two fabulous sets are a beautiful set of thinlits!  

Below are the images from the Happiness Surrounds (149744) set...

Take a look at the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set below...

Look at this beautiful set of 20 coordinating dies, Snowfall Thinlits (149692)...

There are two additional offerings that really add to this beautiful collection. 

White Velveteen Sheets (149619)

Snowflake Trinkets (149620)

This collection is beautiful for the holidays and every day.  The Snowfall Thinlits are very popular! 

CLICK HERE to access the FREE Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet for the cards we made on Facebook Friday!

Chance To Win!

Leave a comment here below this post for a chance at a fun prize!  I'll conduct a random drawing and post the winner on Friday,  November 9th!

Current Host Code: FDZMPJGZ

Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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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Visit the Online Store to get your beautiful Snowflake Showcase products from Stampin' Up! in November 2018, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


Facebook Friday Featuring Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

 

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Join us this evening for some cardmaking projects using the new Snowflake Showcase products from the Stampin' Up!

Tune in at 6:30 PM Central Time, 7:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Mountain, 4:30 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

November Promotion from Lisa:


Introducing the Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase!

10.01.18_SHAREABLE_Q4_OUT_OF_PUB_ENGIntroducing the new Snowflake Showcase of products from Stampin' Up!  that are available in November 2018 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products. With two stamp sets,paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!
Check out the products in the flyer HERE!

This collection features two stamp sets.  One is for every day/any day, Happiness Surrounds,  and the other is a holiday/winter set, Snow is Glistening.  To coordinate with these two fabulous sets are a beautiful set of thinlits!  

Below are the images from the Happiness Surrounds (149744) set...

Take a look at the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set below...

Look at this beautiful set of 20 coordinating dies, Snowfall Thinlits (149692)...

There are two additional offerings that really add to this beautiful collection. 

White Velveteen Sheets (149619)

Snowflake Trinkets (149620)

Here's a beautiful sample using the Happiness Surrounds set.

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Here's a card sample using Snow is Glistening!

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Current Host Code: FDZMPJGZ

Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  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!

Join me on Facebook tomorrow evening to see these beautiful products in action!  I'll be going LIVE at 6:30 PM Central (7:30 PM ET, 5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PM PT) on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

Visit the Online Store to get your beautiful Snowflake Showcase products from Stampin' Up! in November 2018, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

 


8 Weeks Left!

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We've already shared the first four projects in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series and if you are not on our Mailing List, you've missed those four! 

But, if you sign up today, you can still get the remaining 8 weeks of some great Christmas project ideas!

These projects will be a card idea, gifts, bags, tags, and wraps over the course of the remaining 8 weeks created by me and several of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators.   I am excited to share these projects with you however you must be on my mailing list to receive these! 

So be sure you sign up today so you can get these instructions for some awesome Christmas projects.

Here's how you get on the list:

Go to this link and complete the form!  That's it!

Looking forward to sharing the remaining 8 weeks of Christmas project ideas with you!


It's A Wrap!

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Let's start the week off with a makeover of an easy fall treat wrap posted HERE earlier.  This is such an easy wrap and can be used for edible treats or gift cards.  It's also a great idea for a craft fair item. 

Love the bright colors of today's project? For the holidays, it's your choice!  Choose your favorite Christmas or holiday designer series paper.  Here are the products that were used for this project.

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Here's the simple how-to...

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Real Red CS cut to 3/4" x 4" and Shaded Spruce CS 1" x 4".  Banner cut the ends with your snips.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2 1/4" circle for stamping.
  • Wrap the Real Red Ribbon around twice and tie a bow in front as shown.

Easy-treat-christmas-makeover-2October Special:

Thanks for stopping by today to see these easy holiday gift wrap for treats or gift cards and stay tuned for more holiday ideas coming your way soon!