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!


Sending Virtual Hugs with a Handmade Card and Easter Treat

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It's time to be sending virtual hugs through the mail with our handmade cards and other projects! 

Don't know about you but crafting makes me super happy!  Aren't we blessed to have a hobby that can occupy our time and spread joy to others?

The following two projects were created on my Facebook LIVE on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown. The posting here is a bit delayed due to my slow internet in these times.  I've been waiting  quite a spell for the uploads to take place so that the video to be shared here.  By all means, no complaints just a little explanation for why the posting here at Ink and Inspirations aren't as timely as usual.;)

Here is the card that you are going to love to re-create...

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Two cards like the one above were put in the mail today!

Here's an Easter treat wrap that can be easily mailed in a bubble mailer. :)

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Here's the recording, and somewhat edited version, of these two projects.

For the card:

  1. Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [122924] is cut 4-1/4" x 11" for the base. Score at 5-1/2".
  2. Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  3. Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146985] is cut 2" x 5-1/4" plus you'll need a scrap piece for stamping and punching.
  4. Champagne Foil Sheets [144748] are cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4.  You will need two of these.
  5. Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] is cut 3" x 4" for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • For the Easter treat:
  1. Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [150883] is cut 3" x 8-1/2" and scored at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2".
  2. 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] is cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  3. Use Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] to stamp the image that you will punch.
  4. Sparkle Glimmer Paper [146957] is used to back the stamped and colored image.
  5. 15"-18" of Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon [149707] was used to wrap around the treat holder.

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If you have questions, let me know!  These projects are easy and fun to make and would certainly brighten someone's day!

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My heartfelt thanks for supporting my business.

If you'd like the supplies to make these projects, here is a list.  (The Tags In Bloom set is a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn for FREE with a $100 order.)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  You can see more ideas from my LIVES  HERELet's all get to work to share some virtual hugs with our handmade cards!


Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Kits by Mail

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If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time to jump on board. These are beautiful crafting kits by mail and a fun home activity. Sign up before the end of the month!

Why?

From now through March 31, they can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when they purchase a 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription. So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription.

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Here's how to order:

Click Here for A Three Months Subscription

Click Here for A Six Months Subscription

Click Here for A One Year Prepaid

Place your order then make your Sale-A-Bration choice(s) from these items HERE.

Once you place your order, Stampin' Up! will email you with a code that you can enter with your mailing information HERE on my Paper Pumpkin site.

You will see this screen with a box to enter that prepaid code.

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Purchase or subscribe my April 10th to get the April Kit.

The April kit is a family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to pay month by month or purchase one of the prepaid subscriptions for 3, 6, or 12 months and also earn some free product during Sale-A-Bration!

Paper-pumpkin-cardmaking-papercrafting-kits-by-mailI completed these cards from the March Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday.

You can make some beautiful paper crafting/cardmaking projects with these crafting kits from Stampin' Up! delivered via U. S. Mail and have a fun activity while you are home.  Get yours today!

 


Welcome Easter Treat Box

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Here's another fun treat box project with the Welcome Easter stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January - June Mini Catalog. 

The little characters in this stamp set are fun and easy to color and the sentiments make the set versatile. You can make a baby card or card for friend!

You can see some other projects made with this Welcome Easter set HERE.

Here are the supplies used for this Easter treat box.  You can shop by just clicking the links!  Thank you!

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You can find the step by step directions HERE.  You can save it or print it for future reference.

Get ready for Easter now with this darling Welcome Easter set from Stampin' Up! and treat box idea.

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Above the Clouds Handmade Card and Punch Tip

Above-the-clouds-caseToday's project and video tutorial is a handmade card and punch tip using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

As mentioned in this video, this stamp set and coordinating punch was so appealing to me with this sentiment alone!  It is the reason that I purchased this bundle.  Is that ever the case for you?  Does a stamp set make it to your "wish list" because it contains a sentiment that you know you'll use over and over?  This is what draws me to many of the stamp sets that I've purchased for my collection. 

You will notice that this card has a clean design and can be assembled easily.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

Above-the-clouds-case-2When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

  • Order totals to $49.99 before shipping and tax will receive a handmade card from me.
  • Order totals $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax will receive a FREE gift PLUS you will get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase.
  • 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 and you will get to choose your Sale-A-Bration item(s)!

You can e-mail me, call or text me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you or place your order for you.

Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed today's Above the Clouds cardmaking video tutorial!

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Easy Christmas Craft for Kids

Candy-cane-craft-for-kidsKnowing you are as busy or busier as we are in the days leading up to Christmas, here's a fun and easy craft idea that you can do with your little ones that will take a few minutes and yet bring lots of joy!

Most kids love candy canes!  Here's a candy cane reindeer made with some Stampin' Up! products.  Watch the video then get started!

 

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

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You will also need some card stock to punch the antlers.  Choose a green as shown here or use a neutral color.  Make it fun!

Time to get back to Christmas preparations!  Our daughter and I are going to the grocery store and I am sure there will be lots of hustle and bustle!  I have another project idea to share so be sure to visit daily so you won't miss it!  And, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channnel, be sure to do that now!

Enjoy the journey!...Lisa


Make A Thanksgiving Table Favor

Thanksgiving-table-favor-1With it being just two weeks to Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share a fun idea to use for your guests. 

These little treat holders are great for mints or small treats.  Wouldn't it be nice to have these at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table?

This project with the To Every Season Bundle (En) [153051] and certainly lives up to its name! Love these little seasonal punches.

Here's the how-to video tutorial for this project.  Let me know if you're going to make some...I'd love to know!

Lisa's Inklings:
-Gather Together DSP 4" x 4”.

-You will need small pieces or scraps of the other card stock colors for stamping/punching.

-Place Tear & Tape along two adjoining edges on the side of the paper that will not show.

-Leave open until filled with treats.

Here is the Stampin' Up! product supply list for this card.  Just click the links to shop! I would be honored to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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When you shop the Online Store and your order is $35 or more before shipping and tax, 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!

Thanksgiving-table-favor-2If you enjoy adding a handcrafted personal touch to your Thanksgiving table, try this table favor idea to add to your family and friends fun!


Cardmaking 101: Simple Stamping with Rustic Retreat

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If you are just getting started in cardmaking or enjoy simple stamping with minimal supplies, this cardmaking project will appeal to just about everyone who enjoys the craft.

Using stamps, ink, and paper you can create beautiful cards.  Those of us who have a few (ahem!) items to use when cardmaking may sometimes find it a challenge to use minimal supplies.  But, as you'll see with this card,  it's easy and fun and enables all of us to make the most of even a few minutes of crafting time.

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

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • Very Vanilla for the outside is cut 1-1/2" x 5-1/4".  For the inside, cut to 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Soft Suede strip is cut 1/2" x 5-1/4".
  • Designer paper is cut to 2-1/2" x 5-1/4".

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Here are the supplies needed for this project:

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Special Promotion!

World Card Making Day is this Saturday, October 5th, and we will celebrate in style!
  1. Tune in to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!  I will be going LIVE with card making projects several times during the day! (10:00AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM-Central Time) If you can't make the LIVE broadcasts or you are not on Facebook...not to worry! I will post the projects on my blog throughout the next week!
     
  2. Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) through my online store anytime between October 1-7, 2019 using the October Host Code: J2WE7TKD, and I will send you a package of the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels (p.58 in the Holiday Catalog) and you will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes in celebration of World Card Making Day.   Of course, you may also call or email your order!  Winners will be announced on October 8th!
    Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, you will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your free gift and you will be entered into the drawing!

 

Thank you for tuning in for today's simple stamping card making project and I hope to "see" you on Facebook this Saturday for World Card Making Day!


Early Learning and Wiggle Worms

Stampin-up-early-learning-pre-schoolDid you know that you could use your card making and paper crafting supplies for early learning projects and games?

That's just what was shown on this past Sunday's Facebook LIVE  (aka Sunday Crafternoon!).

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The Wiggle Worm Bundle [151142] from Stampin' Up! is perfect for your "littles" whether for cards, treats, notepads, or even early learning and pre-school games and activities.

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Grab yourself some iced tea, coffee, or your favorite beverage and sit back to enjoy the show!  Below is the recording of the Facebook Love from August 11, 2019!

 

Lisa's Inklings:
For the 3" x 3" card...

  • For the 3" x 3" cards, cut your Whisper White cardstock to 3" x 6".  Score at 3" and fold in half.
  • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment.
  • Cut the Seaside Spray Gingham Check from the 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  • You'll need pieces of the other colors at approx. 2" x 3" for die-cutting.

For the notepad...

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for these two projects. Just click the links to shop!

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The first photo above and this one below picture the early learning activities from the video.  The Basic Black card stock is cut in 2" x 2" squares and the Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is cut in 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" squares. Be sure to watch the video to see what this is all about!

Diy-early-learning-matching-gameI can't wait to share these with my grands! Shop now so you can create and have early learners and wiggle worms, too!  Just click on the links below to be taken to my online store.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Ordering Special:

Use Host Code: YHNXCYKQ

Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!

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  • Plus, a thank you card from me! 
  • Plus, TWO virtual "punches" for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards toward earning a FREE stamp set from me! Read more about earning Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards HERE.
  • ***Limited time!  Place an order of $50 or more in my online store by 11:00 PM Central on Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019, and you'll get the embellishments shown above AND pick one of my retired embossing folders to add to your collection!

Click here to order and stay tuned for more fun and the start of some Halloween fun!


Easy DIY Back to School Gift

Wiggle-worm-back-to-school-giftToday's project is a DIY back-to-school gift project that can be given to students or teachers.   Highlighted on this one is the Wiggle Worm Bundle [151142] that is so adorable and from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Take a look at the cute images and versatile sayings!  Teachers, how special would these be on your students' desks on any morning during the school year! 

This little pouch idea was used for a different kind of treat HERE.  It is so easy and can be used for different gifts!

Want to see the process?  Here's the video tutorial for you!

 

Here are the projects that were used in today's video:

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Lisa's Inklings (AKA Product Details):

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I just love how easy and cute this gift pocket is!  You can just imagine someone for each one of these sentiments, can't you?

  • You make my heart flutter
  • I love beeing with you
  • You amazzze me
  • Welcome
  • Good work
  • I love you wiggle worm
  • little bug
  • Cute as a bug
  • Happy Birthday

See there?  Something for everyone!

Shop now for this set and make some of the cutest projects ever!

Ordering Special:

Use Host Code: YHNXCYKQ

Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!

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Get your supplies now and get ready to "amazzze" others with projects like this fun back to school gift!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 7- Little Ghost Bag

12wks18-ghost-treat-bagWeek 7 of this 12 Weeks of Halloween of 2018 is the cute little ghost gift bag!  I had not used this stamp or framelit and so glad that it's featured on this weeks project.

This is the right size for one or two treat sized bags of Halloween candy. The construction is easy and you can jazz it up as much or as little as you'd like.

Here's the video so you can make these, too!

You can find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Paper to 4" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 1/2", 3", 4 1/4", and 6 3/4". 
  • Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1" from the edge as seen in the video.
  • Cut Highland Heather to 1" x 5".
  • You'll need a piece of approximately 3" x 3" for both Whisper White and Black Foil Paper.

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Here are the supplies used for this project.  Just click on the links to shop...thank you!

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September Specials and Promotions:

Who's going to try to make this little bag? Think beyond Halloween! It would make a sweet little Christmas gift bag.  Try putting your on style and touches on this little ghost bag that's our Week 7 for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween.


Easy Treat Wrap for Fall Festivals or Craft Fairs

Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrap=1Today's project is an easy treat wrap that would be great for craft fairs or Fall Festivals.  Designed to hold a small bag of candy or candy bar such as a Kit Kat, this can be made elaborate or clean and simple.

The supplies used here are from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial below.

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Blackberry Bliss to punch a 2 1/4" circle.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2" circle for stamping and a 1/2" x 3" piece for your sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of Cajun Craze to 1/2" x 3" and trim as shown to back your sentiment.

Below, see the Stampin' Up! Supplies for this project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored and grateful for you to order through my Online Store.  Click HERE or the links below.

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September Specials and Promotions:

 

Fall-craft-fair-treat-wrapThanks for stopping by today and I hope you will be able to use this easy treat wrap for a Fall festival, craft fair, or Halloween treat this season!


Last Minute Fourth of July Party Favor and Video Tutorial

With tomorrow being the Fourth of July, our nation's birthday here in the U.S., here's a last minute party favor idea for your fun gatherings!

This paper crafting treat wrap is super easy and fun!  You probably have some supplies on hand that will work perfectly.  Tucked inside of these are cinnamon stick candies but you could use anything long and slender.  For an outdoor celebration, you could have sparklers wrapped this way...If you're in an area that allows fireworks.  Please be careful!

Here's the how-to video tutorial:

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut at 4 1/2" x 2" piece of designer series paper.
  • Score at 1/2" on 2" side.
  • Insert "treat" and wrap around to check the fit.
  • Apply Tear & Tape close to the edge of the paper of the 1/2" score.
  • Tape two ends together allowing enough room to insert "treat".
  • Tie coordinating ribbon around wrap.
  • Stamp on Whisper White.  Punch with circle punch and and additional circle with a larger punch. Adhere together.
  • Pierce a hole through tag with Paper Piercer and attach to ribbon with Linen Thread.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Product List used for today's project:

  Last-mintue-fourth-of-july-favorThanks for tuning in for this Fourth of July Party favor idea and have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!


Easy Stampin' Up! Birthday Cards

Easy-stampin-up-birthday-card-birthday-memoriesOne of my favorite retiring group of products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is this Birthday Delivery stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.

The base of this card is one of our colors that is leaving during the new COLOR REVAMP.  If you love "Soft Sky", be sure to get your ink refill and card stock now!

Some crafty folks see fussy cutting as tedious work but I love to do it when chatting on the phone or watching TV.  This paper is awesome with these fun and colorful animal images for birthdays especially for the young folk!   You'll see in today's video tutorial my process of putting this card together.  (Excuse my headset cord!  I'll work on controlling that in future videos!)

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

Click here to see this birthday card video tutorial on You Tube.

I'll be sharing some more birthday cards with these products on my Facebook Live tomorrow evening. Be sure to tune in at 7:30 PM, Central Time.

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Stampin' Up! Last Chance Lists and a Video Tutorial!

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The Stampin' Up! Last Chance (Retiring) List was announced yesterday and when you take a look at it, it will appear that our of colors are all leaving!  Not to worry!  There will be a redesign of the cases with some great improvements.  Once I have some of the new ink pads in my hands, I will be able to show you!

However, Stampin' Up! does a lot of research to stay on top of trends in color and style.  In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, the company decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.  This makeover will usher in 16 new colors and we'll say farewell to 13 of our current colors.  Be sure to join me on Facebook for Live with Lisa, this Thursday evening, 7:30 PM, Central and I will show you a little more on the colors and the new cases. 

Remember, many items on these lists are available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! (If it's not a stamp set, it's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)  You can keep up with what IS still available by visiting my ONLINE STORE HERE.

Some items have already sold out!  Please do not delay if there is something you are wanting!

Click on the links below to see the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List for the big Annual Catalog.

--->Last Chance List Annual Catalog

 

--->Last Chance List Occasions Catalog

Today, I have a Stampin' Up! video tutorial that was shown on my Facebook page recently featuring one of the retiring sets from the Occasions Catalog, Bird Banter.

Click HERE to see this Stampin' Up! video tutorial on You Tube.

Here's a close up look at all the images and sentiments in the Bird Banter set:

See Bird Banter and all the retiring stamp sets and products on the Last Chance List in the Stampin' Up! Online Store then check back later today for the winners in my Getaway Giveaway!