A Back to School Project and Christmas In July!

Back-to-school-fbThis week on Craft & Chat with Lisa on Facebook (Thursday), I will be sharing a fun back-to-school project that you'll want to make for your kids and grandkids then Thursday evening, it's Christmas in July!  We will be creating two Christmas cards...one with a very fancy fold!

Please join us!

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Thursday: 1 PM ET, 12 (Noon) CT, 11 AM (MT), 10 AM (PT)

 

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7 PM (ET), 6 PM (CT), 5 PM (MT), 4 PM (CT)

I look forward to seeing you at both events!

Reminders:

Designer Series Paper Sale ends in a week!

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Lisa's 10 for 10!

Blank 2000 x 2000 copy 2 copy copy copy copy-1The first 10 people to place an order from now until the end of the day July 31, 2021, will receive a surprise gift from my stash worth a minimum value of $10!  Order here or e-mail me with your order!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow for a Back to School Project and a Christmas in July YouTube Premiere!


Time to Get Ready for Holiday, Fall, and Winter Crafting!

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It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about holiday/fall/winter crafting

With that in mind, we are offering a Paper Share of the designer papers in the upcoming mini catalog.  
 
Paper Share includes:
84 Sheets of 6” x 12”
48 sheets of 6” x 6” (2 collections come in 6” x 6” sheets)
Cost: $74.50 (includes priority shipping to you)

Jackie and I cut, sort, and package each designer paper collection in a labeled cellophane bag.
 
Designer Series Paper in the Paper Share includes:
Gingerbread and Peppermint
Painted Christmas
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty
Sweet Stockings
Peaceful Place Specialty
Blackberry Beauty
Cute Halloween
Harvest Meadow
Heartwarming Hugs
*Bonus- Receive a Free Surprise Gift from Lisa in your package!


(Currently, the Blackberry Beauty DSP is not available but hopefully, it will be once the catalog goes live. If there is an issue with this being available, I will refund the cost of your share for that paper.)
 
Reserve your share now!  Let's get ready for holiday, fall, and winter crafting!
E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with your Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and PayPal email.
 
Timeline:
July 27 - You will be emailed a request for payment through PayPal.
August 2 - Deadline for payment.
August 3 - I will order the paper.  We are still dealing with global shipping issues so it may be a turnaround of 2-3 weeks or longer if there are backorders.
As soon as it’s received here, we will begin to prep for shipping to you.
Late August - Designer Paper shares will be mailed. ***In case of backorders, paper shares will not be mailed until all paper is received.

Notes:
Paper Shares are not eligible for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards.
In the case of backorders, shares will not be mailed until all papers are received.
Available for U.S. addresses/residents only. (U.S. Territories also included.)
 
Reserve your spot now- E-mail me for the 2021 August-December Designer Series Paper Share and let's get ready for holiday, fall, and winter crafting!

 


Nautical Note Card Gift Set

Note-card-set-giftToday's project and quick video tutorial is a gift idea that you could create in minutes!

This idea is actually a re-make of the project seen here with a different, more masculine theme, as well as different packaging.

Here's a quick video.  If you'd like the dimensions, you can find on this post.

Here's hoping this idea will come in handy if you need  a last minute gift for someone.  I bet you can look through your supplies and find some stamps, ink, and paper that will be perfect to make a set of these note cards. 

Be sure to take time to enjoy the holidays by doing something special/different for yourself even if you're staying at home. Listen to Christmas music, watch your favorite holiday movie, and rejoice for that God sent that tiny baby, His Son, born all those years ago who came to save us all.

God Bless You all this Christmas season! 


Special Saturday Facebook Live with Lisa 12-19-2020

Here's the recording of my Facebook Live with three fun projects for the holidays!  It's my craft and chat so hope you enjoy when you find some time to watch!

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Small Box for Christmas Gift Giving

Small-christmas-gift-boxToday's project and video tutorial is a small box for Christmas gift giving.  This beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper [153492] with traditional Christmas colors has been another one of my favorites.  I have two of these ready to go for gifts.  The ribbon slips off so you can tuck the gift inside with a little matching red or green tissue paper!

Ready to watch the video?  Click below!

Lisa's Inklings:

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Now that you've seen the video and all the details, you can make this Christmas gift box!

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Gift Certificates Available!

Gift certificates available

Here's a reminder that I offer Gift Certificates for Stampin' Up! product available through me, Lisa Brown, Independent Demonstrator.

If you are trying to decide what to give a friend or family member who loves crafting, you can purchase a gift certificate for Stampin' Up! product in any amount from me.  

Contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com if you are interested!

After your purchase, you will be emailed a gift certificate that you can print at home.

Gift Certificates for Stampin' Up! product are available from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.  Redeemable only through Lisa Solis Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Make A Tall Narrow Gift Bag

Tall-narrow-bagToday's project is a tall narrow bag that's perfect for small gifts. This one was custom made for a birthday gift for our granddaughter, Lyla for her Frozen-themed birthday party. 

The beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512] has just the right colors and the the snowflakes matched the theme of her birthday party with friends.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial with the easy how-to instructions...

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used to make this project.  Just click the links to shop. 

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Make some beautiful winter projects with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512]. It's retiring and only available while supplies last!  Try making this tall, narrow bag for gifts for the holidays and birthdays!

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Happy Christmas Card Day and A Video for Easy Christmas Cards

Blank 2000 x 2000 copy 2 copy-2Happy Christmas Card Day!  The first Christmas greeting card was created in 1843 and the history is interesting!  It's amazing how it's still a holiday tradition to this day. You can see this first card HERE.

To celebrate, let's take a look at a stack of Christmas cards that I created recently with the help of the Stamparatus [146276].

Here's the video with the process of using our fabulous stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus.

Lisa's Inklings:
Card bases are cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
Designer paper for card fronts are cut 4 x 5-1/4.
Use the designer paper to determine the card stock and ink colors.
Whisper White card stock for inside of cards is cut 4 x 5-1/4.

Here are the completed cards...

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Add coordinating embellishments such a sequins, gems, and ribbons to dress up your cards.  This paper is so beautiful, you could leave as is and would have beautiful Christmas cards.

Here are the supplies shown in the video.  Just click the links to shop!

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Now that's you've read this post and seen how awesome this designer series paper is, here's the link to shop to get it at 50% off!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Project Featuring Products from the Year-End Close Out!

Brightly-gleaming-cardThe Stampin' Up! Year-End Close Out has begun and today's project uses two beautiful products that are retiring and 50% off!

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429]

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack [150647]

Hopefully, at the time that you are reading this, these items are still available!  At 50% off,  these are hard to pass up!

Here's the video tutorial for today's project.  It's a remake of the project seen HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

Brightly-gleaming-gift-card-holderHere is the complete listing of supplies for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Shop now for the best selection for the Stampin' Up! Year-End Close Out and be sure to check the Clearance Rack!

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Make A Tall Gift Bag

Tall-winter-gift-bpxHappy Friday!  It's been a few days but I am back to share this tall gift bag and video just in time for your gift packaging!

This particular bag was made for our granddaughter's birthday since she chose The Disney Frozen II Movie as the theme for her party.

Here's the video tutorial with some tips on varying the height of the bag.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use a full sheet of designer paper; 12 x 12.
  • Score 1 side at 3-1/2, 5-3/4, 9-1/4, 11-1-2
  • Turn and score the other side at 3/4" -2" (depending on how tall you need your bag) and also score at 9-1/2.
  • The tag is cut 2 x 4 from designer paper and the Whisper White piece is 1-1/2 x 2.

Tall-box-winter-birthdayHere are the supplies needed for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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This Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper is magical...don't miss it!  Here's another project with this paper.

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Warm & Toasty Gift Card Holder

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Here's another fun gift card holder idea using the adorable Warm & Toasty stamp set from the current mini catalog from Stampin' Up!

 

Supplies:
Stamps: Warm & Toasty Cling Stamp Set [152615]

Cardstock: Balmy Blue (146982) Whisper White (100730) Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper [153513]


Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento(132708), Pacific Point (147098)

Tools & Accessories: Paper Trimmer (152392) Paper Snips (103579) Layering Circles Dies (151770) Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653) Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems [153547] Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon [151326] Classic Label Punch (141491) Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154830) Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154904) Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154887) Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154893) Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154891) Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154894) Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897)

Designer Paper: Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512]

Misc: Liquid Glue (110755) Tear & Tape (138995) Mini Glue Dots (103954)

Measurements:
Card Base: Balmy Blue cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Score on long side at 1-1/2 and 5-1/2.
Cardstock #2: Whisper White cut at 4 X 4 for stamping and die cutting and a scrap to punch the sentiment
Cardstock #3: Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper 4 x 4 for die cutting and a 1/4 x 5-1/2 strip
Designer Paper: 3 x 5-1/2 and 1-1/2 x 5-1/2 in a different but coordinating print.
Ribbon: Approx. 24” long

Instructions:
Score the base at 1-1/2 and 5-1/2.
Turn up the 1-1/2 score and adhere each side with Tear & Tape.
Adhere smaller piece of DSP to this pocket and adhere the small strip of glimmer paper over top of the DSP about 1/8 inch down from top of pocket.
Fold down the 5-1/2 score and burnish with Bone Folder. Adhere the remaining piece of DSP over this area.
Stamp image on Whisper White in Memento Black ink. Color with blends as desired. The white sections of the bunny were “painted” with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. The entire image was outlined with Pool Party Light.
Die cut the colored image and the glimmer paper with circle and scalloped circle die. Adhere image to scalloped circle with Liquid Glue.
Color the ribbon by using the side of the brush tip of the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. Color both sides of ribbon.
Tie ribbon around card front as shown. Secure the ribbon with a Glue Dot under the bow.
Glue the image and scalloped circle to card front over the ribbon where it extends a bit below the lower edge
Stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point on a piece of Whisper White.
Punch with Classic Label Punch and adhere as shown.
Use Blue Adhesive Backed Gems on sentiment as shown.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Rustic Retreat

IMG_4420Here's another 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with this elegant card using Rustic Retreat and Wonders of the Season Specialty Paper.

These little ads are so unique for Christmas card making and here it's paired with the sweet log cabin image from Rustic Retreat.

Here's a video with the simple how-to so you can create your own!

Lisa's Inkings:

  • Card base is cut 4 x 11 and scored at 5-1/2.
  • Red Foil is cut 3 x 5-1/2.
  • Designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/2 in script and the red foil print ad is fussy cut from the designer paper.
  • For the inside, Whisper White is 4 x 5-1/2.

Here is the supply listing for this project:

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2020-stampin-up-christmas-card-wonders- of-seasonI hope you have been inspired to create your Christmas cards to send this season.  You still have time.  If I can help you, please let me know! If you'd like to look back through all of this year's Christmas cards ideas on Ink and Inspirations, enter in "2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards" in the search box in the right hand column here on the blog.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Guide: Handmade Stationery

StationeryLet's continue with our 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas gift guide with a handmade stationery gift.   This has been a much appreciated gift through the years. You can easily create this  gift in less than hour!

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Isn't that a beautiful set of note cards?  You can create with any colors and any stamp set.  Let's take a look at this five minute video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Choose a stamp set, designer paper, and ink to determine your colors.  The details below are as used in the video.
  • Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146983] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Cut a 2-1/2 x 6 piece of designer paper to cover the envelope flap.  You can accent with strips if you wish.  For this project, a 1/2" strip was used.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project:

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Who's on your list that would love this gift? I'm sure there is someone!  Stay tuned for the gift packaging idea for this set of cards!

Shop now to have your handmade stationery made in time for Christmas!

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Precision Scissors in a Gift Box

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Today's Christmas gift guide presentation features our Stampin' Up! precision scissors, our Paper Snips [103579]

Most everyone can use a really good pair of scissors.  While these are not recommended for young children, think about these for crafters, seamstresses, teachers, etc.  It's a functional and useful gift. 

You can make it extra special by packaging it neatly and easily with some of our products.

Here's the video so you can see the assembly of the gift box.

Lisa's Inklings:

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. Is there anyone on your list that you have in mind for these precision scissors, our Stampin' Up! Paper Snips [103579]

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Special Sliding Gift Card Holder


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Today's gift giving idea is a special sliding gift card holder idea.  Using the Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491], this project was made without any stamping!  The sentiment was cut from one sheet in the collection and the embellishments were die cut from another using Home Together Dies [153515].

Here's a quick look at the video with the assembly instructions.

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the list of supplies for this sliding gift card holder.

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Make this sliding holder to make your gift card extra special this Christmas!

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