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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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Thanks for stopping by for today's easy Christmas Project Idea and video tutorial.

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.

***CORRECTION:  In the video, I state that Stampin' Up! does not carry wafer thin dies but since that original recording (many moons ago), that has changed!  I have re-attached the top layer of the platform to work with our fabulous thinlits and framelits!

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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.

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving 2015 Tiny Treat Box Table Favor and Video

Stampin-up-thanksgiving-tiny-treat-boxHappy Thursday and welcome to the remake of yesterday's 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween project with this Tiny Treat Box as a Thanksgiving table favor.

You can easily personalize with your own handwriting and use as a place marking for your Thanksgiving table setting.

Let's take a look at this First Cut Video below...First Cut meaning no edits ;)... or, you can find it here on You Tube.


  • Cut the designer paper to 1 3/4" square to embellish the box or stamp the sides of the box for a different look.
  • Take a 2 1/2" piece of our Burlap Ribbon and cut it length-wise to get a narrow piece for behind the pumpkin.  Use the other half on your next box or other project!
  • The Haunt Ya Later Pumpkin is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Secure the side flaps to the inside of the box with your favorite adhesive.

Stampin-up-thanksgiving-tiny-treat-box-videoHere's my supply list for today's project. 

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Fourth of July 3D Star in a Quick Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-treat-decorLet's get ready to celebrate the Fourth of the July with this easy to make 3D star and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits featured in today's First Cut Video Tutorial.

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Let's take a look at how to create this easy 3D star.  Use this technique on any size 5 point star for your Fourth of July decorating.

See the First Cut Video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.


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Makeover Monday - July 4th Treat Cone with Stampin' Up!

2015-fourth-of-july-treat-makeover-6-7This week's Makeover Monday is a re-do of a Stampin' Up! July 4th Treat cone; one of my most popular pins on Pinterest!

Using the Star Framelits and the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, this little cone is easy to make and you can customize it for any occasion with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.

Let's take a look at the basic how-to below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

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  • The Real Red and Pacific Point stars are cut with the two smallest Star Framelits.  The Glimmer Paper stars are punched with star from Itty Bitty Punch Pack.
  • The stars are attached together with the Handheld Stapler with the Glimmer Paper stars hiding the staples.
  • uni-ball White Gel Pen adds faux stitching on card stock stars.
  • Star banner attached to cone using Tombow Liquid Glue. 
  • Real Red cotton ribbon serves double duty as a embellishment and loop for hanging.
Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-treat-cone-2015-6-7Create a festive table for this Fourth of July with this Stampin' Up! Treat Cone makeover idea!

DIY Home Decor Motivation Needed! - Stampin' Up! Hello Life Project Kit

DIY-home-decor-stampin-up-137949This DIY Home Decor Kit from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is sitting under my desk, as we "speak", begging to be assembled.  I'm hoping this blog post will hold me accountable to getting it done! 

What am I waiting for?  It is adorable and with so many possibilities for personalization!  There are tons of ideas whirling around in my head!  Does this ever happen to you?  These ideas have been a deterrent to progress...I'm telling myself, "enough already!"

To inspire you (and, me) to see how adorable the finished product will be, here's the Stampin' Up! video with really good tips on assembling.  Let's take a look...(See here on You Tube.)

You can find this DIY Home Decor kit and the suggested products in the Stampin' Up! store by clicking the links below:

DIY Home Decor Kit- Ready to get it done!
Thanks for listening to my  procrastination woes!  I'm hoping to begin work on this DIY Home Decor project this evening with some of my Stampin' Up! team...wish me luck!

Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath- Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip


Wreath paper flowers
Attaching Paper Flowers to a Wreath

I love using handmade paper flowers on my wreath for spring but I needed to find a way to attach these blooms without actually gluing to the wreath.  In this video tutorial, you'll see the method I devised for this task.  Doing it this way, there is less damage to the wreath and makes it easy to change the flowers.



stampin up video tutorial tip to attach flowers to wreath
Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Tip
on Attaching Flowers to a Wreath

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube for this wreath-saving tip!

I hope you found the tip in this video tutorial helpful for attaching  handmade paper flowers to wreaths or other home decor projects!

Stampin' Up! Easter Cards and Projects

If you need a few last minute ideas for Easter cards or projects, here are some examples using products from Stampin' Up!

Easter Card by Kristen M.
Easter Treat Bag by Lynn C.


Stampin' Up! Trefoil Cross Easter Card

Above is an Easter card I made using the beautiful Trefoil Cross stamp and my Stampin' Up! punches.

Here are some ideas from one of the Stampin' Up! concept artists!

Hope these Stampin' Up! Easter cards and projects inspire you to create today!

Stampin' Up! Home Decor: DIY Wreath for Easter

DIY Wreath

Here's my DIY Easter wreath created from vines in our yard, burlap strips, and Stampin' Up! ribbon and lace trim.   The Dogwood blossoms were created from Stampin' Up! punches with fringed card stock for centers. The cross is a gift from our daughter.


My DIY Wreath for the Easter Season.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.
John 3:16