12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 1


 Let's start of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2019 with this home décor banner made with Stampin' Up! supplies!

I love using this simple style banner for Halloween but I have made kinds of styles!  Here is a look at two from past years HERE and HERE!

This one comes to you early in the season so you can have it ready when it's time to decorate.

Let's take a look at the first in a series of Halloween projects for 2019.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Banner pieces are cut from Crumb cs and measure 4" x 5-1/2".  The banner end is hand-cut with Paper Snips as seen in the video.  You'll need about 1/2 sheet of cc to die cut the letters.
  • Cajun Craze cs is cut 1" x 4" for strips along the top of the banner.  You'll need about 1/2 sheet of Cc to punch the Starbursts.
  • You'll need about 1/2 sheet of Bb to punch the 2" circles.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project. Just click the links to read more or to shop.

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You will also need a die cutting machine, hole punch, ruler, and paper trimmer.

Don't forget adhesive! Try our tape runner style, Snail Adhesive [104332] with Snail Adhesive Refill [104331] or our Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755].

Decorative banners always make a fun statement in Halloween decor.  If you've never made one, try this idea! You will add your own touch to your Halloween decorating!

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Thanks for tuning in for Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and I'll see you in the next post!


Memorial Day: Projects from the Past


Memorial Day is a holiday here in the U.S. where we honor and remember those who have lost their lives while serving our country as part of the United States Armed Forces.

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I thought it would be fitting to share some patriotic projects from the past today.  These aren't necessarily projects for Memorial Day but those that bear our nation's colors.

See the full card and video for the project below HERE.


Here's an idea for a simple USA banner. See the project video tutorial on this post.


If you've been following me long enough, you'll remember the Define Your Life stamp set used on this card HERE.


Love this easy and fun patriotic party favors.  The video tutorial can be seen HERE.


To all those who have lost loved ones in the line of service, my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day and we are grateful for their sacrifice.

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!

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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.

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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!

An Idea for Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

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With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this Thursday, here's an idea for your Thanksgiving table setting.  My apologies for not having really cool, pretty staging for this project!  We are in Missouri and I left this project in Texas!   But, you can watch the video and see how easy and how beautiful these would be for your gatherings or intimate dinners...for ANY time of year!  Take this idea and run with it.

Here's the video tutorial but once you see the assembly, you'll be able to add your own twist with your own supplies.

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

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Dress up your Holiday tables this season with your paper crafting supplies and try this idea for your Thanksgiving or fall table settings.

Simple Patriotic Banner Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up!


Memorial Day and Fourth of July are just around the corner so I thought I'd share this simple patriotic banner that I made for our porch with some of the my Stampin' Up! supplies in my stash.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial with the how-to to put it together.

Click here to see this patriotic banner video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need approx. 3" x 4" piece of Real Red Cardstock for die cutting.
  • Cut three Pacific Point pieces at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • For die cutting scalloped circles, you'll need approx 4" x 8 1/2" strip.


Above is the photo of the banner with the background stamped with the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project shown below:

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Here Comes Santa Claus!


These Santas are in town and ready to be gifted to some special someones soon!  A special thank you to my dear friend, Beverlee Morales for sharing this design. 

My local stamp club made one of these Jolly fellows at our December club meeting and Christmas party. Here are some photos of these ladies crafting and having fun!






Everyone loved creating these using our Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste for hair and fur! Great texture and really a lot of fun to create!

Merry Christmas from our stamp club to you!

12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 5- Halloween Banner Part 2


Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 is the completion of the last week's decorative banner.  Love these little images from the Spooky Cat Bundle in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The bundle includes:

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set with tattooed cats, witches' hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat— 18 photopolymer stamps and the Cat Punch with a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects. (Punched image: 2" x 2").

Let's take a look at the video below with the completion of the banner.

You can see the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Week 5 on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies to complete your 2017 Halloween Banner:

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2017-halloween-banner-5bMake this Stampin' Up! Halloween Banner from the 12 Weeks of Halloween videos Week 4 and 5 now and be ready to decorate your place in a spooky-licious way!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 4- Halloween Banner Part 1


Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween is Part 1 of a cute Halloween banner that you can use for home decor or Halloween Party decor.  Since the process would have been too lengthy, I decided to divide it into two parts.

Here's the Part 1 video of my 2017 Halloween Banner...

You can see this 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube Here.

Supplies to put together this initial part of the banner.  The Spooky Night DSP will not be available for order until tomorrow, September 1, 2017.

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Thanks for checking in for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and be sure to tune in next week for Part 2 of our Halloween Banner.

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Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #3

Diy-christmas-table-decor-1Today's tip is an easy diy project for your Christmas table or gift for your hostess. 

This is an idea that I've shared before but it's such good one; I had to share it again!

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

Isn't that fun and an easy way to dress up your table!

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Christmas Crafting on Facebook LIVE

Just finished some Christmas crafting and chatting on Facebook LIVE in my Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!  It's been a while and it's always so much fun to share a little crafting time with friends.

The first project was this Christmas cone to use with this antique bed spring.  I plan to fill it with mints to use in my stamp room.  It all started with a 8" square piece of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper.

Diy-christmas-table-decorThese next two are smaller cones created with a 4" square piece of designer paper.  They make cute ornaments with a sweet treat tucked inside.

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Makeover Monday- Make a Fourth of July DIY Banner with 3D Stars


This week's Makeover Monday features the 3D stars that you can use for your Fourth of July party or home decor such as this DIY banner.

This piece was created with the help of the Stars and Banners Framelits from Stampin' Up! along with some discontinued supplies from my stash.

See how easy it easy to create these 3D stars in this video tutorial.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Hand cut your stars using a template or use the Stars Framelits.
  • Experiment with the sizes of the stars depending on how you plan to use them.
  • Either our Designer paper or our quality card stock will make beautiful stars.


Here are the supply suggestions for making a banner such as this one.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Makeover Monday 3D Stars Fourth of July banner project to help you get ready for your celebrations!


Makeover Monday- 2015 Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament

Stampin-up-2015-christmas-ornament-video-12-14Hello and welcome to a new week and another Makeover Monday with this 2015 Stampin' Up! Christmas ornament!  This project was re-created with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Paper and Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies from the Holiday Catalog. 

You may also use these as gift toppers, decoration for baked goods in bags or boxes, favors for parties, or a little gift for each table setting.

You can see the how-to in the video below or see it HERE on You Tube.


  • Scoring designer paper at 1/4" is well worth the effort and time!
  • Experiment with embellishments for the center.  Stamped images are just a beautiful!
  • Our Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper is a beautiful touch for these pieces in any form.
  • Using a hot glue gun speeds up the process but to attach the fa la la thinlit, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen.


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DIY Embossed Napkins for the Holidays and Special Occasions Video

Embossed-napkins-12-3Today's DIY project features a re-share of an "easy but WOW" way to dress up your holiday or special occasion table or buffet!

Do you have a Big Shot and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders?  Solid colored beverage napkins?  You are ready to roll!

Take a look at the video below and get ready to impress your holiday guests this season!  You may also find it here on You Tube.

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Give this DIY napkin trick a try and add a pretty boost to your holiday table!

Stampin' Up! Season to Season Wreath Project Kit Video


It’s a Stampin' Up! wreath for all seasons!

Change the banner from season to season, and create your own for birthdays and holidays using your favorite stamp sets and dies. Makes one wreath with materials for creating three changeable banners: autumn, Halloween, Christmas.

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! with some details about this kit.

Kit includes
* 13-1/2" | 34.3 cm foam wreath base
* Die-cut images
* Cajun Craze honeycomb circles
* Printed wreath leaves
* Pressed wood feathers
* Ribbon and Baker's Twine
* Sequins
* T-pins

Complete the kit using the Cheer All Year Stamp Set (item 139839).


The Stampin' Up! Season to Season Wreath Project Kit will make a beautiful home decor piece!

It’s a wreath for all holiday season. Make it now and change it as the season progresses.