A Christmas Truck and a Stamparatus Trick

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Today we are going to be "building" this little red truck in the first video and a putting some finishing Christmas touches in the second and sharing a Stamparatus [146276] trick.

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This second video contains the Stamparatus trick that helped to finish out the truck with a Christmas theme.

 

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Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards In July #5

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We are winding down on our series of 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas here on Ink and Inspirations.  The cards featured this week are using current Stampin' Up! product that you can purchase now!


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You've seen watercolor this week and today we have another watercolor technique with an easy wash background.  It's simple in stye but the message is one of jubilation and hope.  The Handlettered Prose dies are perfect for cardmaking as well as scrapbooking and allow some great customization for your handmade projects.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut from Blueberry Bushel at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • Large layer is cut from Whisper White at 4" x 5-1/4". 
  • You'll need some scrap or a piece of Whisper White about 4-1/4" x 5". 
  • Cut a piece to 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".
  • Cut your watercolor paper to 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".

Here is a listing of supplies used to create this Christmas card. Just click the little photo link to learn more or to shop!  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

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IMG_0038I hope you've enjoyed Christmas in July on Ink and Inspirations with these Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas for 2019!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards In July #4

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It's time for the fourth in a series of 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas from Ink and Inspirations!  Today, we have a fun card featuring a very popular icon in decor these days, the little red truck.

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It's such a fun card, don't you think? Years ago, Stampin' Up! carried another truck and this one is even more awesome.  It's a versatile set that can be used for birthdays, autumn-themed cards, and holiday cards just like this one.  It can also be bundled with its coordinating dies for a 10% discount and that die collection can be used to a 3D little truck! You'll see more on that at a later date!

Here's the how-to video tutorial for this Christmas card idea...enjoy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Garden Green cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", and 3/4" x 2-1/2" for the sentiment.
  • Garden Green gingham check from the Regals DSP Stack is cut 4" x 5-1/2".
  • Whisper White for the main image is cut 2-1/2" x 4".
  • Real Red layer is cut 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".

Here are the supplies used for today's project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  You can easily order by clicking through the links below to get to the Online Store.

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Hope you enjoyed today's card and will definitely add the Ride with Me Bundle to your shopping list!  Check back tomorrow for the fifth and final card in this series of 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards in July!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards In July #3

2019-christmas-in-july.facebook-photoWelcome to the third edition of the Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards in July here on Ink and Inspirations!  This sample features a simple style with non-traditional Christmas colors.
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The designer paper reminds me of a quilt so I thought it would make for a cozy look for Christmas.

Here's the video for today's Christmas in July card...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut from Soft Sea Foam at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to make a landscape style card and 4" x 1-1/4" for the strip behind the sentiment.
  • The Garden Lane DSP quilt print pattern is cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Whisper White is cut 3-1/2" x 1" and 4" x 5-1/4" for inside of the card.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used on this Christmas card. 

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Have you seen our other Stampin' Up! Christmas in July card ideas?  If not, you can click through the links below to take a peek at the cards and the videos!

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Thank you for joining in for the third in a series of Stampin' Up! Christmas cards for 2019 and please check in tomorrow for a fun Christmas card!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards In July #2

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Welcome to the second in the series of Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas cards in July!  Today's card features a beautiful set from the Annual Catalog, Rustic Retreat.

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We just love the warm and cozy feeling of a log cabin and this image combined with the sentiment makes a sweet Christmas card.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this handmade Christmas card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base is Shaded Spruce cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • The woodgrain layer is from the Pressed Petals designer paper in the Annual Catalog cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Watercolor paper is cut at 3" x 4".  You will also need a scrap piece for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  • Cut a 4" piece of Burlap Ribbon.

Here are the supplies for this 2019 Christmas Card idea.  Thank you for your consideration to shop with me!  I would be honored to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Have a great day and I'll be back with the third in the series of 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas.

 


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards In July #1

2019-christmas-in-july.facebook-photoIt's time for the first edition of the 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas in July!  

I am excited to share with you some fun designs just in case you are ready to start planning or even working on your cards and handmade greetings for the holidays.

This first card is simple in design but the beautiful Peacock Foil makes it really pop!  Don't you love the colors in this collection?

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Here's the video for today's Christmas card sample.  Read on to see the details as well as the supply list to help with your shopping.

Lisa's Inklings:

    • The base is made of Whisper White card stock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2.
    • The layer of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut to 4 x 5-1/4.
    • The Nested Label Die is cut from a Noble Peacock foil sheet.
    • The sentiment is white embossed on this die-cut.
    • You will need about 6" of ribbon.

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Thanks for joining for Stampin' Up! Christmas cards in July and I will see you tomorrow with the next card!


2018 Christmas Memory Keeping/Scrapbooking

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How about a simple pocket page to get your 2018 Christmas Memory Keeping started?  Whether you use the pocket page system, traditional scrapbooking, or a little of both, this idea will show you how quick and easy it can be to get your pages ready for your photos.  The 4" x 6" pockets will hold photos but I inserted the cut designer paper for photographing the page.

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

Here are the supplies used for this photo pocket page.  The designer paper and stamp set are part of the Year End Closeout and only available while supplies last or until January 2, 2019.

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If you have not yet tried this simple form of memory keeping now is a good time as we journey through this joyous holiday season!  Get your supplies ready to preserve your Christmas memories of 2018!

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Merry Christmas!

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One of our most beautiful Christmas carols, Silent Night, was written by Franz Gruber on this day, December 24, in the year 1818.

The following video features this beloved carol and was one I made several years ago featuring some of my favorite holiday projects at the time.  These designs still inspire me today!

Enjoy!

From my family to yours...wishing you a Merry Christmas and blessings this holiday season!

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Need Another Quick Gift Idea?

 

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If you need another quick gift idea, here's a throwback idea from a couple of years ago.

Although some of these supplies are retired, you can use what you have on hand.  Here's the how-to video tutorial..

 

How about using this idea as a gift for a neighbor or friend?  You can use your own ideas for embellishments or just add the designer paper and ribbon!

Need other ideas?  Be sure to check out these easy treats 0r this idea for a hostess gift.

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Gift Ideas for the Crafter in Your Life!

 

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Today I'd like to share a couple of Christmas gift ideas that are perfect for those that enjoy crafting on your list!

I'll keep this quick because I know you’re busy and short on time!

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I hope these Christmas gift ideas for paper crafters have given you a couple of ideas for that special friend or family member on your list!

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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Stencil.shop-nowCheck out this easy hostess Christmas gift idea that was shared here yesterday!  See you again soon!


DIY Hostess Gift for Christmas 2018

Christmas-2018-hostess-gift-1Let's start the week off with an easy hostess gift that you can make for Christmas 2018!

I think tea towels and/or pretty dish towels make great gifts.  I mean, I don't buy these for myself, do you?

This oversized tag takes the place of gift wrap or a gift bag plus has a fun and different look.  You can even use designer series paper instead of the stamped cardstock and it will take less time to make.

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

Here's another example of this same project idea that was made for Thanksgiving last year.  Don't you love how we can make any gift look extra-special with our paper crafting supplies?

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Basic Black cardstock is cut 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".
  • Real Red cardstock is cut 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • You will need approximately 4" x 4" pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock and glimmer paper for the punched pieces.

Christmas-2018-hostess-gift-2Here are the supplies used for today's project:

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Christmas Treat or Gift Card Holder

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Here's a quick post today with Christmas Treat or Gift Card Holder.  As you see this, we are out the door to Silver Dollar City in Branson MO!  

If you LIKE my Facebook page, you may see some photos from our trip there later!

For now, let's take a look at the video tutorial so you can get started on this cute little project.

You can also find this video tutorial HERE on my YouTube channel along with hundreds of other paper crafting video tutorials.

Here are the supplies for today's project...

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas project and I'll see you again soon!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Candy Cane Season

Kristen-mToday's cardmaking project features a 2018 Christmas card featuring retiring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The Candy Cane Season photopolymer bundle includes a cut stamp set and a coordinating punch!

Here's the step by step how-to for today's card designed by Kristen, one of my team members.

Directions:

  • Cut Real Red 3 ½ by 5
  • Take the snowflake stamp and stamp it in Versa Mark all around the Real Red paper.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder, tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Stamp strips from candy cane on REAL RED (scrap piece 3 by 3) in Versa Mark and sprinkle silver embossing powder tap off and heat with Heat Tool.
  • Punch out with Candy Cane Punch
  • Stamp bow with Garden green (outline) and then stamp off once for the inside bow. Punch out with Candy Cane punch.
  • Cut square using stitch thinlits using the BIG Shot. (If you don’t have a BIG SHOT you can always just cut out Whisper White square 2x2)
  • Stamp holly with Garden Green and berries with real red.
  • Glue candy cane on whisper white square with the bow on the Candy Cane front.
  • Stamp BE JOLLY in real red with 1 by ¼ strip Whisper White paper.
  • Assemble card with an adhesive of choice and add rhinestones.

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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!