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!

Merry Christmas!

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!

Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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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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And, if you're not really sure what to give, let the recipient choose! 

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Contact me via phone, 409-719-2853, or e-mail me here to purchase.
Payments accepted via PayPal and I will email a gift certificate that you can print for gift giving!

If I can help you with any order or gift ideas, please let me know!
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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Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! 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.  See the items that are still available HERE.

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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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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! 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.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
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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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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! 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.  See the items that are still available HERE.

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December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
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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.

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

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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! 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.  See the items that are still available HERE.

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December Host Code: 4JRUS6JD
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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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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! 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.  See the items that are still available HERE.

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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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!

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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!

23-24paper-embellishments_SHAREABLE1_ONLINEX_NAThe Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza begins today!

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!