Make A Game Night Score Pad with Stampin' Up! Game On

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Game Nights are a lot of fun and here is a project idea to jazz it up a bit! 

Our family loves to play games...board games, card games, dice games...all the things!  More times than not, we are scrambling for a note pad for keeping score.  So why not dress one up a bit and keep it on hand for those special family times.

Here's a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to put one together.  You can get these little 8 x 5 notepads at most office supply stores. Now, let's get to it so you can start creating.

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Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products that were used in this video.  Keep in mind that you could re-create the project with a different stamp set and different supplies and it would make a nice little gift.  Here's a different version from way back!

You can just click on the links below to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store.  When you shop with me, it enables me to continue to bring free videos and content to you weekly and I am so appreciative.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here's a look at the inside.  As you saw in the video, it's so easy to add that little strip of designer paper to the note pad.  And, it makes a big difference for the overall look!

IMG_3629 2Thanks for stopping by for this Game Night idea and if you're ready to make one for yourself, shop now and gather those supplies to dress up those note pads.


For The 2020 Graduate

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It’s time to remember those special graduates in your life. This year is a difficult one for these young ladies and gentlemen and it makes my heart sing to see how they are being honored by different communities.
At this time each year, it’s fun to look through your stamp collection to find some great ones for creations to honor graduates. In a recent LIVE video on Facebook, these cash holders were shared with two of those sets that are so special.
Let’s take a look at this one with the Sailing Home Bundle [151066].
 
 
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IMG_3280Here’s another card made the same way but with the Morning Star Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [151699] and Stitched Stars Dies [150653] cut from Silver Foil Sheets [132178]. The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] cut at 6 x 2-3/4 makes a striking background for the stars and the Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133675].

This easy to create cash holder for graduates is sure to be on your list of “projects to make” to honor these special young people during this time.


Make a Gratitude/Blessings Journal

The gratitude/blessings journal was inspired from the need to recognize the blessings of my family during this time of social distancing.  In spite of that we see and hear that can be overwhelming, I believe there is so much for which to be grateful. 

I choose to record memories and experiences that have been blessings.  This journal was created with the need to have a place to record the "good" in the midst of this time of uncertainty.

The video below is a recording a Facebook LIVE broadcast from Saturday, April 11, 2020.  It is lengthy but it is my hope that it will inspire you to make a journal of your own.

General instructions:

Cut designer paper for cover 6" x 10".
Score long side at 1/2", 1-1/2", and 6".
Cut pages for inside to 8" x 5-1/2".

Some of the basic supplies used for this journal:

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Are you ready to give this journal a try?  It is a nifty little handmade book that can be used for so many different things.  Once you get the basic book assembly down, you will be able to make it over and over again.

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Thanks so much for stopping to see this blessings/gratitude journal video...stay safe; stay well!


Two Easy Paper Crafting Projects

Stampin-up-card-idea-upliftingToday's projects are for easy paper crafting that we created on my Facebook Live yesterday evening. 

The first is a card using the Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set [149404] from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.

Here's the scoop and supply list:

  1. Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146987] is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for base and 4" x 5-1/4" for textured layer.
  2. Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986] is cut 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and you will need a scrap piece for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  3. The Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for the main image is cut 2-1/2" x 4".

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The second project is the cute little gift card holder using the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518].

Under-my-umbrella-gift-card-holderHere are the details for this second project:

  1. The Brights 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [149613] in Gorgeous Grape is cut 4" x 6" and scored at 1-1/2" and 4-1/4" on the long side and  1/2" on the short side.
  2. The images from the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518] are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  3. Punch a 2" Circle Punch [133782] from Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and glue the images in the center.
  4. Die cut two of the smalled scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] one in Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and one in Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986]
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on the Highland Heather piece.
  6. The pocket is assembled by cutting off the two 1/2" tabs on the ends, gluing the sides, then folding up the remaining bottom flap.

If you need additional help you can contact me or see the video here.

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Thank you for stopping by today for these easy paper crafting projects and if you're on Facebook, be sure to head over and LIKE my page!


Cute Spring Gift with Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter

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With everything that's going on with CoVid19 pandemic, it's my goal to share as many fun paper crafting projects as possible to help you pass the time while we all hunker down!  Today's project is a cute spring gift idea with the Stampin' Up! Welcome Easter stamp set that I shared on Facebook Live today.

While the video quality left much to be desired, today's audience was so understanding and it was so enjoyable interacting and sharing.  Crafters are like that...so very special! I've been having connection problems today  so I decided to just leave the video there on Facebook  for you to take a gander if you'd like.

Welcome-easter-spring-gift-ideaHere are the details for cutting for this project:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Bird Ballad DSP: 5" x 5"
  • Coastal Cabana CS: 3" x 4" for punching
  • Whisper White CS: 3" x 4" for stamping and punching/cutting
  • Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon: Cut from spool to the length that you need.

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project. Sale-A-Bration continues through the end of the month and you can choose a free product with a qualifying purchase!  Host Code for March:AQTB9ZFY 

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Find another cute Welcome Easter project HERE!

Try this idea on different easy "gifts".  This cute spring gift idea is just one idea and I challenge you to try it so you can spread some joy!


Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar with Botanical Prints

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This Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar is on it's way to many who have placed an order with me this month!  I love making and sharing a mini desk calendar each year and this year's features the Botanical Prints Product Medley [151301] from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Here's the complete supply list and below are some details to help you assemble one for yourself!  Or, you can place an order with me by January 28, 2020 and receive a calendar in the mail from me!

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Lisa's Inklings:

2020-stampin-up-DIY-calendarQuestions about this project?  Leave a comment below and I will get back with you ASAP!  Now you can make your own 2020 desk calendar or place an order with me and I will send you one as a thank you gift!

Here's how you can order:

  1. Visit the Online Store HERE or click through the links in the product listing above.
  2. E-mail me with your order and I will place it for you.
  3. Call or text 409-719-2853 and I will place your order.

Thanks for stopping by for the 2020 Stampin' Up! desk calendar project and I will see you in the next post!

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Valentine Candy Pocket

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For those times when you need a little something to give to friends or co-workers for Valentines, here's an easy candy pocket idea using the Heartfelt Bundle [153775] from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

This little pocket is just the right size for tucking in a piece of candy or gift card.  The two part sentiment is perfect for a friend.

Here's the video tutorial for this fun project!

Lisa's Inklings:

IMG_2115Here are the supplies used for today's project. Just click the links to shop.  I would truly appreciate your business!

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Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

Earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2020.  (Date to be announced in early April.)
Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2020

Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April where we will celebrate you!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes!

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Here's how!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2020) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com.
  • Orders must be with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.
  • Qualifying total of $150 is before shipping and tax.
Shop now through March 31st and earn your spot in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration.
 
When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $50 or more!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!
IMG_2116Make one of these Valentine Treat Pockets for your friend and share the love!
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Botanical Prints Bookmark

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Here's the how-to for a Botanical Prints Bookmark from Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Today's project is an easy little gift idea using the new Botanical Prints Product Medley from Stampin' Up!

Do you have friends and family that still enjoy hard copies of books?  We do, and this idea would be a great little gift for them!

The Botanical Prints product medley from Stampin' Up!vis a grouping of products that coordinate and is sold as a bundle for one price. 

Here's a quick video tutorial to guide you through the process!  Let me know if you have questions!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Blackberry Bliss CS - 2" x 5-1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 1-3/4" x 4-1/2".
  • If you do not have die cut labels, cut a piece of Whisper White to 5/8" x 2-1/2".
  • If you use all of those beautiful pre-made die cuts, just stamp, color, and die cut more to use for your crafting!

Here are the supplies used to create this project.

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You can e-mail me, message me, or text/call me  (409-719-2853) if you need help with your order or would like for me to place your order.

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift! 

Remember, during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product.

Botanical-prints-bookmark2Make some beautiful Botanical Prints Bookmarks to give to friends and family and share your talent with your handmade creations!  See you again soon!

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Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils

Perfectly Plaid Essential Oil BoxToday's project is a Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils is coming to you very late!  I am with my daughter's family in Fort Worth and having some fun times with the grands! 

This is a remake of a fall themed box that you can see here. This design is easy and fun to make for small gifts or treats.  The Perfectly Plaid Bundle and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper make this version festive!

Here's the video tutorial for your viewing pleasure!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler  card stock is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • Score at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the 8-1/2" side. 
  • Turn and score at 2" for the box bottom.
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP: Cut 4 pieces - 3-1/4" x 1-1/4" and a contrasting strip at 1/2" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

Here are the supplies for today's project, and if you are seeing this before 11:59 pm MT on December 11th, you can still get FREE Shipping on orders of $50 or more!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, WWYXP99T, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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Be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the this Christmas gift box idea! 


Stampin' Up! Christmas Host Gift Idea

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In this post, we have another host gift idea for Christmas using the Let It Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!  

This is a fun way to turn a seasonal towel for kitchen or bath into a gift for a host, neighbor, or friend.  Here's a video tutorial with the process.  Enjoy!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" for back panel and 4-.14" x 5-1/2" to die cut.
  • Wrapped In Plaid DSP is cut 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".
  • Shimmery White Card Stock is cut 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" for stamping and die cutting.

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

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These little trucks are so trendy this season and this stamp set is versatile and fun!  Be sure to grab it tomorrow and take advantage of FREE Shipping from Stampin' Up! (December 11th) on orders of $50 or more before tax.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, WWYXP99T, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!


Add A Handmade Tag to Make a Thanksgiving Gift

Thanksgiving-oven-mittWhen seeing this cute oven mitt at the Dollar Tree, I knew that adding a tag would make it a sweet gift.

Once again the Gather Together Bundle and the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper provided just the right touch for this Thanksgiving gift.

The pleated medallion is one of my favorite handmade embellishments.  It makes this tag extra special!

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial so you'll be ready to make one in a jiffy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Old Olive CS is cut 2" x 5-1/4".
  • DSP is cut 1" x 12".
  • Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Whisper White - 2" x 2"
  • You will need a hot glue gun to assemble the medallion.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list.  Just click the links to shop.  Thank you for your support and your business!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $35 or more before shipping and tax!
If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thank you for tuning in for today's Thanksgiving gift and I will see you again soon!


Make A Thanksgiving Host Gift

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner so here is an idea for an easy to put-together host gift.  These cute napkins are from the Dollar Tree!  All you need is a sweet belly band jazzed up with some handmade fall embellishments.

Let's take a look at the video!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the belly band, you'll need a 2" strip of designer paper. Keep the 12" length.
  • Shimmery White card stock- 4" x 5" or scrap for stamping and die cutting.
  • Scrap of other colors of card stock for die cutting and punching.

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Specials and Promotions:

  • The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza ends tomorrow!  Now is a great time to stock up on card stock and ink pads in the Neutrals, Regals, and In Color families.  See the specials HERE!
  • When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $35 or more before shipping and tax.  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Time to create!  You can also use this idea as a gift for neighbors and friends!  Hope you enjoyed this idea for a Thanksgiving host gift and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!


Remember Your Blessing Boxes!

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Happy Friday!  Today, I wanted to remind you to start sharing those little cards from our blessing box.  And, if you haven't made any yet, there is still time!

You can see the original project idea HERE and here's a few ideas from me for sharing these blessing cards.

I have my box of cards ready to go! 

I'll try to snap photos of where I've left my cards so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram !

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Are you ready to share some joy? Get your blessing box ready and share some love during this season of Thanksgiving!


Make A Gift Box for Essential Oils

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For today's project, here's an idea for a gift box for a bottle of essential oils.  This is one I've made and gave to a good friend.  We both love Stress Relief by Eden's Garden so presented this bottle to her a few weeks ago.

This is a very simple box style with a sweetly pinched top. In the video, be sure to watch for how I secure the closing.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 5-1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the long side.
  • Turn the cardstock where the short side is on top and score at 2".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Designer paper is cut at 1-3/4" x 3-1/4". You'll need four pieces of this.
  • Scrap pieces of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Pretty Peacock are needed for die cutting leaves and punching circle.
  • Whisper White scrap is needed for stamping and punching the sentiment.

Easy-gift-box-for-essential-oilsIf you'd like to purchase supplies to create this project, just click the links below. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Free Gift with Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thank you for tuning in today and if you need supplies, head on over to shop now!


Coming Soon to Stampin' Up!

Christmas-time-is-here-bagComing soon to Stampin' Up! is the new Christmas Time Is Here suite of products!  These products will be available on November 1, 2019...while supplies last!

The rose theme throughout this suite is absolutely beautiful is can be used for holiday or winter projects.  The rose combined with the pinecones and evergreens make this suite a perfect addition to your crafting supplies. 

The video below gives an introduction to the products as well as the how-to t create the bag and tag project pictured above.  Make your list now so you'll be ready to order on November 1st!

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Bag:

  • You will start with 2- 12" x 12" pieces of designer paper.
  • Score 3 sides at 3".  What will be the top of your bag, score at 2".
  • Following instructions in the video, cut two bottom tabs off the bottom of one of the sheets.
  • Assemble as in video.

Tag:

  • Cut a piece of Shimmery White card stock at 2" x 4-1/4".
  • Punch one edge with a tag topper punch.
  • Stamp, emboss, and watercolor as seen in the video.

 

One of my favorite offerings in this suite is this beautiful bracelet!  A perfect gift for a sister, mother, friend, or for you!  It's all packaged nicely in a beautiful gift box.  Just tie some of that beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon around it and add a handmade tag like one seen in today's video.

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I hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is just that!  This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Christmas-time-is-here-tagMake your list and get ready to order on November 1, 2019 this new offering from Stampin' Up!, the Christmas Time Is Here suite of products.