Tuesday Tip- Card Making 101: Cutting 4 x 4 Cards

Cardmaking-tip-cutting-card-stockThis week's video is the sister to our last tip regarding those special 12 x 12 offerings in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

This is the time of year when most of us are thinking about mass producing those holiday and Christmas greeting cards and let me tell you, this sister tip can be one of your best friends.

In today's video, you'll see how to cut four cards from one 12 x 12 piece of card stock that you'll want to purchase after watching last week's video.

And now, on with the show!

Here are some of the cards that I made with these cuts...so cute and easy!

Suite-seasons-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upStamped with sentiment from Suite Seasons.

Reason-for-the-season-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upStamped with Reason for the Season from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Cookie-cutter-christmas-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upFeaturing the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Gingerbread-cookie-cutter-christmas-4x4-christmas-card-stampin-upAnother sample with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Click the links below each photo to see the awesome stamp sets used for these Christmas Cards.  While you're at it, be sure to check all the awesome new deals in the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack! Lots of items added today!


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Hope today's tip is helpful for you when cutting card stock for cards!  Using the Stampin' Up! 12 x 12 card stock makes it easy when mass producing...give it a try!

Christmas Gift Card Holder Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons

Stampin-up-suite-seasons-christmas-gift-card-holder-aLet's remake yesterday's 2016 Halloween project into this fun Christmas Gift Card Holder using the Suite Seasons set from Stampin' Up!

This sweet sentiment combined with the precious Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper  will make a great presentation for this appreciated gift.


Here's the how-to-video tutorial so you can make one, too!




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It's easy to remake a project to make it work for a different occasion.  Changing the designer paper and stamped image from this Halloween project took little effort with great results. Thank you for checking in for today's 2016 Christmas Gift Card Holder Video!


A Peek at the Christmas Pines Bundle from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-aOne of my favorite products from the new  2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is the Christmas Pines Bundle which is available for purchase on September 1, 2016.

The sentiments in the set and the beautiful Pretty Thinlits make this a must have combo for the upcoming fall and holiday season.  Are you ready?

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-bToday's project and video tutorial is a remake of this Halloween project which also features products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  For Halloween, fill with treats...for Christmas---treats or a Gift Card!

Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-cLet's take a look at the video tutorial for this Christmas box...

Lisa Inklings:

Measurements for box and layers...

  • Very Vanilla: 4 1/8 x 7.  Long side up, score at 2 1/8, 3 1/4, 5 5/8, 6 1/2.  Turn and score on 4 1/8 " side at 7/8".
  • Cherry Cobbler CS: (2) 2 1/8 x 3 1/8, (2) 3/4 x 3 1/8.
  • DSP: (2) 2 x 3, (2) 5/8 x 3.

Here is the supply list for today's Christmas project...

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Stampin-up-pretty-pines-treat-box-dAren't these delicate thinlits beautiful?  So many possibilities!  I hope you've enjoyed today's project and are looking forward to the Holiday Catalog going LIVE!  And, speaking of LIVE, you are invited to join my Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook and tune in for my LIVE videos there!

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Makeover Monday- Easy Fourth of July Folded Treat Holder

July-4th-folded-treat-video-6-13Today's Makeover Monday is an easy Fourth of July folded treat holder made with Stampin' Up! Brights colors and some of our sparkly Glimmer Paper.

If you decorate for Independence Day celebrations, this would be the ideal treat holder for your parties or family gatherings.

Take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from 2015.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 9 x 9 square for the size shown in the video.
  • You can experiment with a smaller square for tiny treats.
  • Use at a table setting for place markers or tuck cutlery and napkin or mints inside.

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 Get ready for the Fourth of July now with this easy folded treat project using Stampin' Up! designer paper!

2016 Easter Treat Cone

  Stampin-up-2016-easter-treat-cone-video-tutorialThese Easter Treat Cones are so easy to make!  Start with a 6 x 6 piece of designer paper and you are literally ready to roll!

The Easter Egg embellishment as seen on one of the cones in the video can be seen yesterday's blog post.

Now, get your 6 x 6 piece of designer paper ready so you can make these cute Easter treat cones as seen in today's video.


 Here are the supplies used in today's video:

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll make these Treat Cones now and be ready to surprise and delight your loved ones for Easter!

Make This Stamped Egg for Your Easter Cards


Today's card and video tutorial shows an easy and fun way to create and Easter Egg card for 2016.

Oval Collection Framelits from Stampin' Up! provide the egg shape!  Watch this video tutorial to catch the special "egg dyeing" technique!



  • Experiment with your colors.  This color scheme inspired by the beautiful Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.
  • The banner piece provides a stable, less-busy background behind the colorful egg.
  • Try using our Small Oval Punch for smaller Easter eggs.

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Makeover Monday- 2016 Easter Basket Treat

2016-easter-basket-treat-stampin-up-number-of-years-makeover-videoToday's makeover is a sweet little box that's just right for an Easter Basket treat for 2016

The original video from the past has a different (wire) handle so this time around, we are using an easy card stock handle.  The spring time vouquet stamps from the Number of Years set from Stampin' Up! is a sweet adornment to accompany the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

 Here's the directions in this video from the past. It's sweet and easy and you can customize it for any occasion.


  • For the handle, cut a piece of card stock at 1/2" x 7 1/2".
  • Staple each end of handle to top of each side.
  • Staples are covered with a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
  • Adorn the center of the flower with an enamel dot or rhinestone.
  • Stamped image is punched with 2" Circle punch and backed with a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.

Leave a comment below this post and one name will be drawn to receive the kit to create this makeover box.  I'll announce the winner on Saturday, the 12th!

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Throw Back Thursday - Punch Art Easter Chick


While recuperating and taking a video break, let's revisit this idea and video tutorial for this punch art chick for Easter.

With a couple of punches, you can easily assemble this little fellow to adorn Easter treats or cards.

See the how-to in this video and you'll want to get punch-y to make your own chicks!

 Try these punches to make this little chick:

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 This punch art Easter chick is super cute and easy to make so give it a try!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Trash to Treasure

Stampin-up-winter-wonderland-button-box-makeover-12-21Ever start to throw something into the trash and then think, "Wait a minute...I might be able to use this," and tuck it into a drawer for "that day"?

I do this often and sorry to say that many times, I'll end up trashing it anyway. But this time, it was different.

If you have Stampin' Up! buttons, you probably have some of these circle shaped plastic boxes in your craft room.  Well, let me tell you...it's just the  right size to dress up and hold a pair of earrings or a few mints.

The embellishment that tops it off may look a bit familiar.  You're right! It's the same concept and supplies that was shared in last week's Makeover Monday HERE.

Today's makeover is this trash to treasure piece featuring the BEAUTIFUL Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

You can see the original version below or HERE on my You Tube Channel.


  • Short on time?  Top off your button box with a simple stamped image punched with your circle punch.
  • Use the Specialty Paper, Gold Foil, or Glimmer Paper to add a shine to your project in lieu of glitter.  Dazzling Details works great, too!
  • Our Tear and Tape is much easier to use than Sticky Strip.  Just rip off a piece and you're good to go!
  •  Our Washi Tape is varying widths really made this makeover come together in a jif!
  • Gold Cording is sold out!  Subsitute 1/8" Gold Ribbon. (see below)


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DIY Christmas Gift Tag with Stampin' Up! Sparkly Seasons and Seasonal Snapshot

Stampin-up-sparkly-seasons-gift-tagIt's one week until Christmas so I wanted to share a cute DIY gift tag created with the Sparkly Seasons and Seasonal Snapshot set from Stampin' Up!

The tag adorns one of our Petite Cafe Treat Bags that are lined and food safe which make them perfect for giving away your baked goodies or cookie swaps!

See the how-to in the video tutorial below or you can hop on over to my You Tube channel and watch there.

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Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas Gift Card Holder with Home for Christmas and the Envelope Punch Board


Today's project and video tutorial is a festive idea for holding those Christmas gift cards using the adorable designer paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Home for Christmas and the Envelope Punch Board!

The base starts with one of our Crumb Cake Note Cards so you are ahead right there from the get-go!  Even better, you'll have a sweet little envelope for your card.

The video tutorial is below or you may find it HERE on You Tube!


  • These Note Cards are great to have on hand for quick card making!
  • Make this gift card holder for any occasion by simply switching the designer paper and stamp set.
  • The Envelope Punch Board is very versatile.  Here it creates and cute little tab for a special touch.
  • Cutting Notes: Trim front of note card at 1 3/4"; cut DSP 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 4 3/4", with Envelope Punch Board: Punch edge of note card front then slide it to 2 1/2" and punch, trim the rest of the straight edge with your Stampin' Trimmer.


Here are the supplies used to create this Gift Card Holder:

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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Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas Gift Bag Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-home-for-christmas-gift-bag-12-9Today's project and video tutorial is an idea for a gift bag for Christmas 2015.  It's a bag made with that nifty tool, the Gift Bag Punch Board.

The Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and A Cozy Christmas make a good combo for this colorful gift packaging. These mini bags will look precious under your tree with a little gift tucked inside.

Take a look at the video tutorial below or find it HERE on You Tube.


  • For this size bag, start with a 7" x 11" piece of paper.
  • The 2" and 2 1/2" Circle Punches are "much loved, very used" tools in my craft room! Makes a fun tag for this bag.
  • The Bow Builder Punch adds the finishing touch!

Stampin-up-cozy-christmas-tag-12-9Want a different look...maybe with a more masculine feel?  Simply change your designer paper for your bag!

Stampin-up-winter-wonderland-bag-12-9Here's the same bag using the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Paper.  Love that look!

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Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Seasonal Snapshot and Christmas Cracker

Happy Monday and welcome to the makeover of a fun Christmas cracker project with the help of the Seasonal Snapshot stamp set, Home for Christmas Designer Paper, and the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!

Fill these with small holiday gifts or treats; they're so pretty...you'll want to display your creations!

  • Nestle in the branches of your Christmas tree.
  • Arrange in a bowl as a centerpiece for your table or buffet.
  • Use one at each place setting of your holiday table.
  • Keep in a basket by the door for carolers or guests.
  • Tuck in stockings for Christmas morning delights!

Ready to get started?  See the how-to in this video tutorial from the past below or watch HERE on You Tube.


  • Cut paper 4 1/2" x 6".
  • Score at 1"and 5" on the 6" side.
  • Turn and score at the 1", 2", 3", and 4" on the 4 1/2" side.
  • Follow directions for punching as seen in video.

Stampin-up-punch-board-christmas-cracker-video-12-7These Christmas crackers are easy to make...give it a try using the step by step from the video tutorial! Thank you for stopping by for Makeover Monday.


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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