Graduation or Recital Card with Stampin' Up! You Are Beautiful

Shining-light-you-are-beautifulThis week on Ink and Inspirations, we will spotlight the new You Are Beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

When I first looked through the catalog, this stamp set was added to my must-have list.  The sentiments clinched it for me!  The verse from Proverbs and the sentiment used on today's card are favorites.

With it being graduation and recital season, this shining light sentiment is perfectly paired with the colorful Full of Life Designer Series Paper.  This color burst image was trimmed down to fit the front of the card base with Crushed Curry being the color of choice for the card stock.

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The designer paper that covers the front of the card base in from the Full of Life collection.  The patterns and colors in this set of papers  are amazing.  This "burst of color" design was trimmed down from the 6 " x 6" piece to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I trimmed a little from each side to center the burst and get it down to size.

The sentiment is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on a Basic White Stylish Shapes circle with another in Crushed Curry as the mat.  Our Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch.

This card would be suitable for a graduate or even for a sweet note for those children or grandchildren participating in a end of year recital. 

Mark your calendars to join us for our Thursday morning LIVE stream on Facebook or YouTube!  We will be creating with the You Are Beautiful set.  Join us at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT.  See you then!

 


Two Cards with Stampin' Up! Country Flowers

Today's projects were created during this week's LIVEstream on Facebook and YouTube featuring the beautiful Stampin' Up! Country Floral Bundle. 

Oh my goodness...these images are so much fun to color with Stampin' Blends.  These alcohol markers make it so easy to create your own little work of art.

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Get your favorite cold drink or a cup of tea or coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy the replay below.

Lisa's Inklings for the Slim Tent Fun Fold:

  • Card Base is 2 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".
  • The back single layer of card stock is cut 2 3/4" x 5 1/2".  Choose a contrasting color from the folded base.
  • Cut 2 pieces of designer paper- 2" x 5 1/4". 
  • The label or punch can be larger than your base as long as it's not wider than 4 1/4".  On this card, the die-cut measures 2 5/8" x 4".

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Don't miss your chance to create some great projects with the charming Country Flowers Bundle! Whether you're an experienced crafter or just beginning your creative journey, this versatile stamp set is sure to spark your imagination. Head over to my online store and add this must-have bundle to your collection today.  Bring these beautiful blooms to life on your cards and projects!


Country Flowers Card for a Friend

Country-flowers-friend-videoWith each exciting launch of a new Stampin' Up! Catalog, I'm always on the lookout for that one special stamp set that I just can't wait to color with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. And this time, it's the stunning Country Flowers Bundle (English) [163411] that grabbed my attention!

Today, I'm thrilled to showcase this awesome stamp set in our latest video tutorial.


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Lisa's Inklings:

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See more with this beautiful bundle on our LIVE stream this week! 
Tune in on Thursday, May 9th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LisaBrownInk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations

Get ready to add some floral charm to your crafting projects with the Country Flowers Bundle!  This versatile stamp set is sure to inspire endless creativity. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring these beautiful blooms to life on your cards and projects. Head on over to my online store now to purchase the Country Flowers Bundle today!


Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Inspiration!

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There's A New Catty In Town

Catalog-walk-thruThere's a new catty in town and tonight on a Livestream, we will have a walk-through to look at all the new goodies and celebrate some returning ones!

Join us tonight LIVE!

Tune in on Wednesday, May 1st
8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LisaBrownInk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations 


A Peek At the New Stampin' Up! In Colors

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Are you ready to add some fresh hues to your paper crafting projects? Stampin' Up! has just unveiled its stunning new collection of In Colors for 2024-2026, and they're sure to inspire your creativity! Say hello to Shy Shamrock, Summer Splash, Pretty in Pink, Peach Pie, and Petunia Pop.

  • Shy Shamrock brings a soft, delicate green to the palette, reminiscent of the first buds of spring.
  • Summer Splash bursts onto the scene with its vibrant blue, perfect for capturing the essence of warm, sunny days.
  • Pretty in Pink offers a timeless shade of blush, adding a touch of elegance to any project.
  • Peach Pie brings a warm, inviting orange hue, reminiscent of a summer sunset.
  • And finally, Petunia Pop boasts a bold, energetic purple that will make your creations pop!

In this week's LIVE, we shared a peek at these colors in a fun fold card.  Let's take a look!

 

We can't wait to see how you incorporate these beautiful new colors into your crafting. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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The new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes LIVE on May 1st so make your list so you can stock up on these gorgeous new hues and get ready to unleash your creativity with the latest from Stampin' Up!


Clearance Rack Update!

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Attention, crafters! Don't miss out on the latest deals on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!

We've just refreshed our inventory, adding even more incredible discounts to the mix. Whether you're hunting for Last Chance items or simply looking to stock up on crafting essentials at unbeatable prices, now is the perfect time to shop. Explore the Clearance Rack today and discover fantastic savings on a wide range of products.

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Fold Out Mini Book Class!

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Are you ready to create personalized mini books for all your special occasions? Look no further! Join our exclusive Mini Book Making Class and unlock the secrets to crafting beautiful mini books that are perfect for weddings, graduations, proms, and any other memorable event you can think of.

With our step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to create mini books that fit seamlessly into a bag or purse, making them ideal for sharing those precious memories on the go. But that's not all – our mini books are also fully customizable, complete with pockets for gift cards, cash, and heartfelt notes. Whether you're looking to give a unique gift or preserve your own memories, this class has you covered.

But wait, there's more! Are you searching for a fun and interactive way to connect with your grandchildren? Our mini books double as the perfect alternative to traditional greeting cards. Fill them with personalized notes, DIY coupons for fun activities, and watch as your grandkids' faces light up with joy.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and make lasting memories with our Mini Book Making Class. Enroll now and start crafting today!


Pretty Cards with Planted Paradise

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This week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube unveiled the delightful versatility of the Planted Paradise stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Are you someone who finds joy in the beauty of plants? Then this stamp set is tailor-made for you! Featuring organic shapes and relaxed details, the Planted Paradise Stamp Set is designed to elevate your love for plants to new heights.

Let's look at the recorded replay of this week's video for two simply stamped cards with Planted Paradise.

 

Whether for birthdays, wedding showers, or any other special occasion, these stamps allow you to stamp vases in a row for a charming indoor potted plant display, or drape leaves over the vases to transform them into elegant hanging baskets. With the ability to mix and match different elements for added foliage, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

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Let the relaxed, natural designs of this stamp set infuse your cards, banners, gift tags, and other paper crafts with a refreshing and vibrant energy that resonates with any space!
Order the Planted Paradise stamp set today!

 


Guest Stamper with Planted Paradise

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Cards by Cindy Cooper

Today's beautiful card samples featuring the Planted Paradise stamp set are the work of Stars Team Member, Cindy Cooper.

This pretty stamp set is sure to take your love for plants to the next level.  And for me, with NO green thumb, I can stamp some pretty plants even though I don't do well with the real thing!

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Card by Cindy Cooper

Cindy's cards feature a sneak peek of some beautiful new designer paper from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that goes LIVE on May 1st!

Planted Paradise is perfect for birthdays, wedding showers, and other festivities, you can stamp the vases in a row for a cool indoor potted plant paradise. Or drape the leaves over the vases and turn the vases into hanging baskets. You can even mix and match the side of the stamp you use for some extra foliage! The relaxed, natural designs of this stamp set will help you create cards, banners, gift tags, and other paper crafts.

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Card by Cindy Cooper


Join us  LIVE on Thursday, April 18, 2024, for two more card projects with Planted Paradise!
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT

You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LisaBrownInk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations
 
See you then!

Mother's Day Gift Card and Coupon Holder

Planted-paradise-gift-card-holderLooking for the perfect gift for the moms or graduates in your life? Look no further! Our latest YouTube video is packed with inspiration for an easy DIY gift idea that's sure to impress.

All you need is a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from your stash, and you're ready to get started.

Watch the video now to learn how to create something truly special for your loved ones.

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Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, graduation, or any other special occasion, this thoughtful handmade gift is sure to bring a smile to their face.

As a bonus for you today, here are some ideas that could be incorporated into DIY coupons for moms in your life:

  1. Dinner Date: Offer to cook her favorite meal or take her out to her favorite restaurant for a special dinner date.
  2. Movie Night: Plan a cozy movie night at home with popcorn, snacks, and her choice of movies.
  3. Shopping Spree: Give her a shopping voucher to her favorite store or online shop, so she can treat herself to something special.
  4. Day Out: Plan a fun day out together, whether it's exploring a nearby town, visiting a museum, or going on a scenic hike.
  5. DIY Crafting Session: Spend a day crafting together, whether it's cardmaking or creating scrapbooks.
  6. Coffee Date: Treat her to a coffee date at her favorite café, where you can catch up over lattes and pastries.
  7. Home Organization: Offer to help her organize and declutter a room in her home, whether it's her closet, kitchen, or home office.
  8. DIY Home Décor: Create a handmade home décor item together, such as a personalized photo frame, decorative wall hanging, or hand-painted sign.

You get the idea!  Now it's time for you to make this adorable mini book for DIY coupons and/or gift cards!  One your done, share your project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group!


Card Making Ideas and Tips from Lisa Brown

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Hello fellow crafters!

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Subscribe now to our exclusive weekly emails and immerse yourself in a treasure trove of cardmaking and paper-crafting inspiration. Our emails are carefully curated to spark your creativity and ignite your passion for crafting like never before!

And that's not all! As a special thank you for joining our community, you'll receive a FREE online card class.  It's our way of saying welcome aboard and kickstarting your creative journey with us!

Stay in the loop with the latest specials, promotions, and new product releases from Stampin' Up! Be the first to know about all the exciting updates and goodies coming your way.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your crafting game and connect with a community of fellow crafters who share your passion.

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Paper Techniques and Heartfelt Messages

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In this week's LIVE Ink and Inspirations video on Facebook and YouTube, we tapped into the wonderful world of using scraps of patterned paper to create stunning designs for your handmade cards!  Who knew those little bits could make such a big impact? You'll see the magic happen when you watch the replay!

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And speaking of impactful cards, let's talk about the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set.  When you're at a loss for words but still want to show you care, this sentiment-only stamp set comes to the rescue.  Inspired by the strength and resilience of those who've faced tough times, these messages of love and support are perfect for get-well cards, sympathy cards, or just letting someone know you're thinking of them.

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Now let's watch the replay of the LIVE video for some crafting inspiration.

Let's spread love and comfort, one handmade card at a time. And, don't forget to check out the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set to add a heartfelt touch to your next project!


Last Chance Alert!

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Get ready, paper-crafting friends! The highly anticipated Last Chance Promotion kicks off tomorrow, April 9th, and runs through April 30th.

But remember, it's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don't wait too long to snag your favorites!

Keep an eye out for discounted items, clearly marked in the Online Store starting Tuesday.
And speaking of favorites, here are three you won't want to miss:

CREATE YOUR ONLINE WISH LIST TODAY—GET READY TO SHOP WITH EASE TOMORROW, APRIL 9TH!

  1. Log in to your Stampin’ Up! online customer account.
  2. Simply click on the heart icon beside the product you love to add it to your wish list. Then, choose from the SELECT A LIST dropdown menu.
  3. Name your list (e.g., Last Chance Wish List) and click “+Create New List” to save.
  4. When you're ready to shop, sign in again, locate your wish list, and effortlessly click “ADD ALL TO CART” or “ADD TO CART” for each item you desire.

When you're ready to shop, click HERE to apply my Host Code and receive a little gift from yours truly when you spend a minimum of $50 before shipping and tax. Plus, if this is your first order with me, you'll also score a FREE online class!