Makeover Monday- DIY Wedding Favor with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love

Diy-wedding-favor-stampin-up-bloomin-love-makeoverToday's Makeover Monday project is an easy treat favor fashioned as a DIY Wedding Favor using Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love.

You can make these as clean and simple or super fancy with lots of embellishments. Customize this idea to fit your occasion and decor of your event.

See the video that inspired this DIY wedding favor...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card stock for this makeover was cut at 2 3/4" x 6".
  • Adjust the size of your card stock to fit your treat or favor.
  • Use a strip of designer or patterned paper to use beneath the ribbon to add a pop of color.

Diy-wedding-favor-stampin-up-bloomin-loveSee the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this makeover below.
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Thanks for checking in for today's makeover with this DIY wedding favor idea using Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love.


Want A Favor? Here's an Idea for Weddings or Parties and a Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-wedding-favor-ideaHere's a super easy idea for wedding and party favors and a video tutorial to show you how!

For this project, start with a 5 x 5 piece of DSP and create it with some simple folds...not adhesive!

See how easily this wedding favor comes together in today's video tutorial.


 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Experiment with your sizes of paper.  This one is 5 x 5.  Try 6 x 6!  You'll get 4 favors from one 12 x 12 sheet of DSP.
  • For a wedding, consider embellishing with the couple's monogram.
  • For birthday parties, try adding punched balloons.



Do you make party/event favors?  Leave a comment below and let us know! 

I hope you enjoyed today's project with this easy wedding/party favor video tutorial!

Here's a Wedding Card Idea with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart

Handmade-wedding-card-stampin-up-bloomin-love-thinlitsThe Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die was just the right touch for this handmade wedding card.

The monochromatic Very Vanilla color scheme makes it extra classy and elegant, don't you think?   The sentiment is from the A Beautiful Ride stamp set that is on the Retiring List. 

See the process for this wedding card in today's video tutorial.

Here's the Supply List for today's project! 
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Lisa's Inklings:

Thank you for joining me for today's wedding card project and video tutorial and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea for you!

Makeover Monday- Tiny Treat Bag for Easter

Spring-2016-tiny-treat-bag-makeover-video-3-14Today's Makeover Monday project is a tiny treat bag for holding some Easter treats.

The Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper is beautiful for spring time projects.  With a few scores and cuts, you can have his little bag ready in no time.  Make several and place in a pretty bowl on your table for a centerpiece.

Let's watch the video tutorial that was the inspiration for today's project.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • These are just the right size to hold a a few pieces of wrapped candy like chocolate Easter eggs, Kisses, or jelly beans.
  • This is also a great idea for DIY wedding favors.
  • Personalize these with names, monograms, or dates.

Here's the list of supplies for the today's makeover.  Simply click the links to shop!

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  Spring-2016-tiny-treat-bag-makeover-monday-3-14Hope you've enjoyed today's Makeover with this tiny treat bag for Easter and I'll see you again soon!

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving 2015 Table Favor and Video

Stampin-up-a-little-something-fall-favorIf you want to know what happens when you take the basic design of  THIS HALLOWEEN PROJECT and transform it into a fall table favor, just watch the First Cut (uncut!) video below. 

Just think how fun it would be to have a little packet of mints or chocolates at each place setting this Thanksgiving!  Watch below or HERE on You Tube.

Here's the supply list for today's project samples that are pictured.  Just click the links to shop!  ***Stamps on sale through tomorrow October 23rd...15% off!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Sparkle and Shine

Weekly-deals-6-23The new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! feature some tools and embellishments to give that sparkle and shine to your paper crafting and card making!
 Ready to take a look?   

  • Love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!!

    The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Collection is my favorite die cutting selection for the Big Shot.  It's super versatile and besides the super cute bag (think party favors, wedding favors, holiday treats, etc.), the additional elements are great for any project.  You'll see one from this die cutting set on a card in an upcoming video tutorial!
  • Add a beautiful textured layer to your cards with a simple pass through the Big Shot with one of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  The Polka Dot is one of my current favorites and works well for both guys and gals cards. 
  • Want the glimmer without the glitter?  You have two choices of our beautiful Glimmer Paper on sale this week!
  • Here's a tip:  Stock up on that metallic Gold 1/8" ribbon that's on sale to use for your beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments and cards.  This shiny ribbon is perfect for making little loop hangers for your ornaments or for adding a touch of shine to your holiday cardmaking.
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Thank you for checking in and I hope you'll find some treasures for your paper crafting and card making in this week's deals and specials from Stampin' Up!

DIY Brides- Metallics Are the Trend!

For any season and for any style of wedding, the DIY Bride will find the use of metallics is absolutely gorgeous!

Here are a few ideas that I found on the Style Me Pretty blog:

Photo credit: Style Me Pretty

Simple yet elegant cake adorned in gold and adorned with a simple flower.

Metallic wedding decor
Photo credit: Style Me Pretty


Love this large silver medallion for decor!

I decided to design a simple wedding favor that was easy to assemble using some of our beautful  metallic Stampin' Up! products!

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Stampin' Up! DIY Bride Wedding Favor

Super easy and so elegant using some of our Gold metallic products listed below:

See the video tutorial "how-to" for these favors over on Ink and Inspirations on Facebook HERE.
Thank you for checking in to see this Metallic inspired DIY wedding favors featuring Stampin' Up! products!

Want An Easy Nugget Wrap for Party or DIY Wedding Favors?

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

While working on different ideas for DIY wedding favors, I decided to pull out my Envelope Punch Board (133774).  The plan was to use silver wrapped chocolate nuggets so the wrap needed to be small but also really cute!  

These tiny envelope wraps started out as a 2 3/4" square of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993). The colors in this collection are beautiful and perfect for spring and Easter but would also work with solid card stock and ribbon to match any DIY brides wedding decor.

Take a look at the video below or over on You Tube, then take out your Envelope Punch Board and have fun!

Thank you for watching this video tutorial using the Envelope Punch Board for a DIY Wedding or Party favor!

"Die-ing" for Stampin' Up!

Yes, that's right...I'm die-ing to tell you about the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950) that is one of the retiring products from Stampin' Up! 

This is such a cool die!  It's clear, so you can see exactly what you're cutting! Gotta love that!  And, it's great for cutting fabric to make an easy quilt!
This die works wonderfully for cutting photos in a fun shape or for creating a focal point with a specific area of a Designer Series paper pattern. The scallop square shape is perfect for many projects, such as frames, journaling blocks, and accents.

■ Creates a 4-3/8" x 4-3/8" scalloped square
■ Can cut through multiple sheets of card stock, window sheets, and more
■ Use with Sizzix Big Shot machine and standard cutting pads
■ Die size: 5-1/2" x 6"

Here's a video tutorial with a mini treat favor using this die. It's a "blast from the past"...opened the archives vault!...but, it's such a quick and easy idea that I just had to share it again!

Discover a few fun ideas using a couple of strategic cuts and this Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950)

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Scalloped Square Treat Box

Gotta have it? ...Find it HERE!
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For the Bride- A DIY Ensemble from My Digital Studio

For The Bride Ensemble- New from My Digital Studio

New digital downloads from Stampin' Up! and one is perfect for friends and family planning a DIY wedding shower!
Love is in the air-let the season of bridal bliss begin! If you're planning a celebration for a special bride-to-be, let My Digital Studio do the work for you.

The new For the Bride Ensemble comes complete with: 

  • Invitations
  • A gift record book 
  • Two game templates
  • Treat toppers
  • Banner 
  • Menu
  • Napkin holders

Haven't tried digital crafting?  Try MDS (My Digital Studio) FREE for 30 days or purchase the full version of the software for just $19.95!...available as a download HERE or order the disc version HERE.

Visit my store to see all the fun digi crafting goods available from MDS!  Here are two more of the latest downloads...

See all available downloads to help you customize DIY bridal showers and wedding plans as well as the MDS software HERE!

DIY Wedding Perfectly Preserved Seating Assignments


When I saw this DIY wedding idea on Pinterest, I knew immediately that our Perfectly Preserved (wood-126690, clear-126692) stamp set and coordinating Cannery Framelits (127822) would be spot on to create something similar for a country or nature inspired wedding reception.

Can't you just imagine jars filled with field flowers along side table markers made from this perfectly preserved combo?

DIY Wedding Idea Table Markers


Now, I didn't have fresh field flowers ;), but you get the idea!
I really love how canning jars have been in the trending scene lately. There's just something about that heart of the home goodness.  And, by gosh, didn't Stampin' Up! design the cutest stamps and framelits to fit with this theme!  Love it!


Stampin' Up! Perfectly Preserved
and Cannery Framelits



Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Decor- Welcome Christmas Banner


Stampin' Up! Decorative Christmas Banner


I'm still adding a bit of Christmas decor here and there and wanted to share this holiday Welcome banner that I created yesterday to hang above the kitchen window.

This one is constructed with the Candlelight Christmas DSP(126901) and Red Glimmer Paper (121790).  I love how it provides a little drape above my Santas on the window sill!

Here's another one as seen above the fireplace in my friend's home.


Peace Christmas Banner
Christmas Banner Mantel Decor

Love how she used one of my decorative banners as part of her Christmas decor. :) The banner was a gift as a "thank you" for a big favor...Thank you, Kathy! If you'd like to create your own banners, I offer an Online Banner Class that demonstrates the basics in step by step videos.  Once you've made one, the possibilites are endless!  Beautiful for wedding/bridal shower decor, too!

The banners like the ones pictured
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were created using this basic foundation!

The class will be a series of videos with step by step instructions of the banner seen HERE and will give you the foundation
you need to create many custom banners.


A complete series of videos in this class for $24.95!

If you'd like to order now, just click the button below.  You will receive an email with instructions to access the class within 24 hours.

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Banner Online Video Class and Bonus Project- $24.95

Once you make one of these banners, you'll want to create them for every occasion!
I store them on a pegboard in a closet but you can also look one end on a clothes hanger and store that way!
Welcome-christmas-banner1Order today and you'll be creating your own beautiful home decor banners tomorrow!

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Banner Online Video Class and Bonus Project- $24.95

My daughter and I are off to explore some fun shops in Branson, MO.  Check back tomorrow for another holdiday idea!
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Create Banners for Home, Wedding, and Party Decor

Stampin' Up! Patio Party Welcome Banner

Just a little update on the most recent banner I've made for my "back door" to greet our guests. I made this one using the Perfect Pennants Bigz Banner and my alphabet die.  This particular die is no longer available but there's a super one in the annual catalog that includes numbers as well...Typeset Alphabet Bigz (127553). Super set!

The designer paper is the Stampin' Up! Patio Party with fun and cheery colors and super patterns.  Just right for the end of summer before getting the fall colors out!

Banners are a fun way to decorate your home using your paper crafting supplies. 

Discover how you can create banners for your home, weddings, special occasions, holidays, or parties in my Online Banner Class.

The Online Banner Class contains six (6) step by step videos for you to view at your convenience. 

Order now!  You will receive an email with instructions to access the class within 48 hours.

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Banner Online Video Class - $24.95


Here are a few samples of more banners I've made:


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Bridal Banner, ink and inspirations



Valentine Banner, ink and inspirations



Noel Banner
Christmas Banner, ink and inspirations



Batty for You Halloween Banner
Halloween Banner

Get ready for the fall and holiday season!  Sign up today!

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Banner Online Video Class - $24.95

MDS 2 by Stampin' Up!- Your Life, Your Moments, Your Way


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The NEW My Digital Studio--Try It FREE!

Digital designing has never been so easy!  The new and improved My Digital Studio (MDS2) from Stampin' Up! offers you the ease of digital crafting to fit your life and  your special moments... your way!

Take a look...



Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Bigz Rosette Die Ideas


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Stampin' Up! Designer Rosettes BIGZ XL Die
Make big, gorgeous rosettes in seconds with the Stampin' Up! Designer Rosette Bigz XL die. Finished rosettes are up to 10" in diameter.  These beauties would be perfect for wedding receptions, bridal showers, or birthday parties!  Your paper crafting supplies aren't only for creating cards and scrapbook pages. 
Think outside the box! You can create elements such as these rosettes (medallions) and turn them into home or party decor.  Great for banners, napkin rings, place setting favors, Christmas ornaments, and more!
Find the Designer Rosette Die HERE in the Online Store!


Reason to Smile Promotion

During July, you have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set, available only through this special offer!
Get the Reason to Smile Set-up to a $20.95 value-for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! products. (One set per customer.)

***IMPORTANT: Once you reach a $50 product total when placing your order in the ONLINE STORE, enter one of these item numbers to purchase this special set for $5...

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Reason to Smile (clear mount- 131275)

 So, this month, place an order of $50 in product or more and gain an entry on the 50/50 board AND have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive stamp set for just $5, Reason to Smile!