Last Day for Sweet Candy Canes Class!

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This is a simple reminder that the second of my Christmas card online class series is closing tonight!   Qualifying orders to receive this class for FREE must be placed by the end of today, September 19, 2022.

This class features some fun designs with the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle from the Mini Catalog.  If you choose, you may order a different bundle to complete your cards! But, you can order anything you'd like to meet your qualifying purchase!

Place your qualifying order by the end of the day on Monday, September 19, 2022.

  • Minimum of $35 before shipping and handling for three card kits and video tutorials .
  • $50+ orders before shipping and tax to receive the three card kits PLUS BONUS kit with video tutorials and an embellishment pack!
  • I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.
  • Class packets are due to be shipped to you on September 30, 2022.  You will also receive the link to the class page via email.  (You will be notified of any date changes.) 
  • Place your order today!
  • Questions? Email me!  lisa@inkandinspirations.com

It's the last day to make your qualifying order to receive this second  in a series of Christmas Card Online Classes from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.


2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card- Fun Fold Card with Sweet Candy Canes

Fun-fold-card-standing-box-fold-candy-canesThis week's Facebook and YouTube LIVE featured this fun fold with 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle.

This bundle is also featured in my second in a series of Online Christmas Card Classes!  You can still participate with a qualifying purchase and get all the details here.

This fun fold is a great way to show off your creations and easy to display once your friends and family members receive these.

Here is the recording of the LIVE where you can see several samples using this fold as well as some tips for using your patterned paper with this design.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Base: 4-1/4 x 1-1/2.  Score at 1/2, 1-3/4, 3-3/4, and 5.
  • Real Red: 3 x 5. Score at 1/2 and 1-3/4.
  • Basic White: 2-3/4 x 3  and 4 x 5-1/4.
  • DSP: 4 x 4 and 4 x 1-3/4.

Sweet-candy-canes-fun-fold-card-standing-box-foldIf anyone is familiar with the name of this fold you can leave it in the comments but for now it's being named the standing box fold.  Have you made a card with this fun fold?  If you give it a try, I'd love for you to share it over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Here are the supplies used for this card.  Just click the links to shop!

Product List

Candy-canes-fun-fold-card-standing-box-foldImpress your family and friends with this 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea and fun fold and the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle (English) [161052].


2022 Christmas Online Class Series, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations #2

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Christmas Card Online Class Series from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations
 
The purpose of this class is to give you ideas and designs for you to create your Christmas and Holiday cards this season.
 
You will be receiving video tutorials and card kits with your qualifying purchase.
 
Cost?  FREE with a Qualifying Purchase!

 
Here's how to participate!

Specifics:
Each month, during the designated week, if you place a minimum order of $35 in product (before shipping and tax), you will receive the class kits and the video tutorials for the three designed cards for this level.  Please use Host Code GZ6GQ44V.


Or, if you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) during the designated week, you will receive the three card kits PLUS a BONUS KIT and tutorials AND an embellishment pack. Please use Host Code GZ6GQ44V if your order is less than $150 before shipping and tax.


To complete the projects, you will need basic tools, adhesives, and ink.  For these classes, the die cuts, punched pieces, and cut card stock/designer paper will be done for you so your cards will be ready to assemble! 


***Dates subject to change


Now let's take a look at this month's class info!

Christmas Card Online Class Series #2, September 13-19, 2022 (Ordering Window)

This class for September features some fun designs with the Sweet Candy Canes Bundle from the Mini Catalog and includes two simple but cute fun folds!  But, you may order whatever you'd like!  You will need this bundle to recreate the cards just as in the class but you can adapt the designs with another stamp set/bundle!

Place your qualifying order starting today, September 13th through next Monday, September 19th.

  • Minimum of $35 before shipping and handling for three card kits and video tutorials.
  • $50+ orders before shipping and tax to receive the three card kits PLUS a BONUS kit with video tutorials and an embellishment pack!
  • I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.
  • Class packets are due to ship to you on September 30th**. You will also receive the link to the class page via email.
     (**You will be notified of any date changes.) 
  • Place your order today!
  • Questions? Email me!  lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Let's work on our holiday cards with the 2022 Christmas Online Class Series from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.


Facebook LIVE at FIve Today!

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You'll want to join us LIVE at 5 Central Time today on Facebook!

Jackie and I attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference, BackStage, in New Orleans this past weekend.  It was a very special event and we experienced some wonderful training and motivational speakers.  Seeing and gathering with so many friends was just what we needed. 

Swaps

On the first evening, we gathered for a social and to swap cards! This was so much fun and I received a huge stack of cards that I want to share with you!

Join us at 6 PM ET, 5 PM CT, 4 PM MT, 3 PM PT on Facebook and we will take a look at all the beautiful cards that we received!


Last Day!

Last-day-1-christmasThis is a simple reminder that the first of my Christmas card online class series is closing tonight!   Qualifying orders to receive this class for FREE must be placed by the end of today, August 22, 2022.

This class features some beautiful, classic designs with the Hope & Peace stamp set from the Mini Catalog.  If you choose, you may order a different set to complete your cards! But, you can order anything you'd like to meet your qualifying purchase!

Place your qualifying order by the end of the day on Monday, August 22, 2022.

  • Minimum of $35 before shipping and handling for three card kits and video tutorials .
  • $50+ orders before shipping and tax to receive the three card kits PLUS BONUS kit  with video tutorials and an embellishment pack!
  • I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.
  • Class packets are due to be shipped to you on September 6, 2022.  You will also receive the link to the class page via email.  (You will be notified of any date changes.) 
  • Place your order today!
  • Questions? Email me!  lisa@inkandinspirations.com

It's the last day to make your qualifying order to receive this first in a series of Christmas Card Online Classes from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.


2022 Christmas Online Class Series, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

Christmas-seriesYes, it's still August but it's not too early to begin the Christmas card-making season. 
I have to admit that seeing all of the holiday supplies in July was a bit unsettling for me.  But, I am getting back in the groove and super excited to be offering a series of online classes and you are hearing about it first!
 
New for 2022!
Christmas Card Online Class Series from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations
 
I am so excited to offer you this new Online Class Series for Christmas Cards!  Let’s start now so we can be ahead of the rush!
 
The purpose of this class is to give you ideas and designs for you to create your Christmas and Holiday cards this season.
 
You will be receiving video tutorials and card kits with your qualifying purchase.
 
Cost?  FREE with a Qualifying Purchase!

 
Here's how to participate!


Each month, you will receive a notification via email regarding the class for that month.  You will also receive some basic information about the class such as the stamp set or bundle that will be featured should you want to complete the cards just as designed.  You will also receive information regarding the date that the class kits will ship and link to the video tutorials will be emailed.*


Make a qualifying purchase using my current Host Code through my Online Store between the dates listed for each month.* 
You may also call (409-719-2853) or email me (lisa@inkandinspirations.com) with your order during the specified week of the class.
 


After the ordering period closes, we will place the order for supplies, cut and prepare your kits, and ship those to you.  You will receive an email to the class page which will contain the video tutorials and cutting measurements for the projects.
 


Specifics:
Each month, during the designated week, if you place a minimum order of $35 in product (before shipping and tax), you will receive the class kits and the video tutorials for the three designed cards for this level.


Or, if you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) during the designated week, you will receive the three card kits PLUS a BONUS KIT and tutorial AND an embellishment pack.


To complete the projects, you will need basic tools, adhesives, and ink.  For these classes, the die cuts, punched pieces, and cut card stock/designer paper will be done for you so your cards will be ready to stamp and assemble!


***Dates subject to change


Now let's take a look at this month's class info!

Christmas Card Online Class Series #1, August 16-22, 2022 Ordering Window

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This class for August features some beautiful, classic designs with the Hope & Peace stamp set from the Mini Catalog.  If you choose, you may order a different set to complete your cards!

Place your qualifying order starting today, August 16th through next Monday, August 22nd.

  • Minimum of $35 before shipping and handling for three card kits and video tutorials .
  • $50+ orders before shipping and tax to receive the three card kits PLUS a BONUS kit with video tutorials and an embellishment pack!
  • I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.
  • Class packets are due to ship to you on September 6, 2022. You will also receive the link to the class page via email.
     (You will be notified of any date changes.) 
  • Place your order today!
  • Questions? Email me!  lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Let's get started on our holiday cards with the 2022 Christmas Online Class Series from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.


2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card- Mistletoe Magic with an Easy Background Technique

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It's not too early to start thinking of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas card-making season!  Every year, this card maker is so thankful for all the cards shared with you beginning in late summer so that there is a good early start to my Christmas card stash!

This card is a beautiful sample of the create your own background technique.  Designed by my creative assistant, Catherine, the repetitive use of the Merry Christmas sentiment makes a perfect backdrop for the stamped, colored and die-cut mistletoe.

Here are the details to create this card:

  • Cut the card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” and score at 4 1/4”.
  • Cut the designer paper at 4” x 5 1/4” then adhere to the base.
  • Cut the Poppy Parade CS at 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”.  Glue in the center of the card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White at 3 1/2” x 4 3/4” and stamp Merry Christmas across as shown.
  • Stamp in Memento Black the mistletoe leaves and color with Stampin’ Blends. Use the coordinating die to cut out the image.
  • Adhere the mistletoe to the center of the card.
  • Stamp the bow and color with Blends then die cut. Add a dimensional to the back and adhere to the top of the mistletoe branch.

2022-stampin-up-christmas-card-idea-mistletoe-magic-backgroundThe designer paper used is from a beautiful collection that you can still earn for FREE with your qualifying purchase of at least $50 before shipping and tax. Rings Of Love 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159939]. Here are two more cards created with this designer paper.

Here is a list of supplies used for this card. Just click the links to shop!  Thank you for your support!  Every order placed through my online store helps support my business and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Here is a look at the inside of the card...

2022-stampin-up-christmas-card-mistletoe-magic-insideStart now getting ready for the 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas card-making season and be sure to sign up for my email list to receive a special announcement tomorrow!

 

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins

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I am a couple of days late with our last idea in my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas series...Embossed Napkins. 

This is an idea that's been shared before here on Ink and Inspirations but it's definitely worth sharing again since it's so easy and fun not to mention how impressive it will look for your holiday gatherings.

Here's the video!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins

See how easy that is!  And, your party napkins will be unique and different! This is also a good idea for wedding shower napkins.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram if you want to take a peek into our holiday happenings and thanks so much for following my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 ideas and videos.


Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmasWe are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day and I have another video for our Countdown to Christmas series with a video featuring my husband, Jackie, gift wrapping with our 12 x 12 patterned paper.

There were a few little gifts that I thought would be really pretty in some of our Christmas-themed patterned paper from our current 2021 Mini Catalog.

Featured here are the Painted Christmas 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper [156292] and Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281].

Here's the video so you can see Jackie's process!

Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

If you have some little gifts, try using your 12 x 12 patterned paper to wrap!  Use some ribbon to add a soft touch!Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmas

 


Here is the listing of products used today:
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156292]
Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281]

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box [153069]

Paper Trimmer [152392]

Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' Metallic Ribbon [156312]

Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon [156323]

Thanks for tuning in for Jackie's gift wrapping with 12 x 12 patterned paper in our 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas series and I'll see you tomorrow with one more quick tip.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

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Here's another 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas project with a DIY Gift Box.  It is my hope that these projects that have been shared this week will make things just a bit easier for you.  If you've missed the other projects, you can catch those at these links below:


Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

Project #4

I don't know about you but many times I am scurrying around looking for a box.  Boxes are just too hard to store but these are fun to make and will work for many gifts. This is a great pattern to keep on hand and it is super simple.  It is 6" square and 3" deep.  You could even fold an adult-size t-shirt to fit inside.

Here's the video then you will want to "dig through" all that 12 x 12 paper that you have been saving ;) to create these!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of 12 x 12 paper. 
  • Score both at 3" on all 4 sides.
  • Cut two tabs off one side of the top as shown in the video.
  • Adhere the one long tab to the outside of the back of the box bottom. (see video)
  • Tie with ribbon and add a tag!

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-box-3If you can use this idea and do make one of these boxes, leave a comment below and let me know!

I hope to be back next Monday and Tuesday with a couple of ideas for you!  Thanks for tuning in for the fifth in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with this DIY Gift Box.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

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The next in the series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a Hot Chocolate Pocket that debuted on my YouTube Premiere this evening. This project could also be used as a gift card or cash holder.

I hope you have been enjoying this series of holiday projects and it has helped solve some crafting needs as we get closer to Christmas.

This is such a fun project and different from most cocoa mix pouches.  And, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] and coordinating Love You More Than Dies [152698] can be used at any time of year.

Here's the video in case you missed the premiere!
Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-chocolate-1Here are the supplies used in the video:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-choc-2Have you seen the other Countdown to Christmas Projects? If not, you can see those HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and next, I will share another packaging idea!  For the next Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 project, you will need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock or one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper...see you then!


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-bagHappy Wednesday and welcome to our third project in my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with the nice size DIY Christmas gift bag!

Our designer (patterned) paper is really beautiful and perfect for making these bags.  As soon as I finished this one, our granddaughter, Mia, wanted to fill it with little treasures.

I really should make several of these right now!  It never fails that a couple of days before Christmas, I am scurrying around trying to find a bag just this size for a last-minute gift.

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Here's the video tutorial so you can see just how easy it is to assemble.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the listing of products seen in the video:

Now that you have all the information to create this bag, look through your designer papers and find pairs that you can use make some, too.  I think I'll do the same thing to make a few more because I know that I will need them!

If you've missed the first two countdown projects, here is #1 and here is #2!

I hope you enjoyed the third of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this DIY Gift Bag and I'll see you tomorrow for my YouTube Premiere at 6 PM Central!


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Wine Bottle Tag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-1Our next in a series of  Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a bottle tag that can be gifted with a bottle of wine or sparkling water.  This is a great idea for a host gift or even a white elephant gift exchange gift.  (I think my daughter is snatching one that I've made just for that!)

You can make these tags fancy or clean and simple.  The only necessary part for this type of tag is a punched or die-cut circle at the top with a scored line just beneath.  Ready to see how this one is made?  Here's the video?

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Wine Bottle Tag

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-3These would be easy to make ahead of time and would store very easily.  And, even if you don't need a bottle tag, you could use these same design elements for a card front.

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-cheersHere is the listing of supplies used for this project.  Keep in mind that several of these items are only available while supplies last and may not be available.

In case you missed the first in this series of Christmas projects, be sure to take a look at that HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for the second of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this pretty wine bottle tag and I'll be back tomorrow with a packaging idea!