Paper Crafts for Kids- Lyla's Valentines

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Give kids paper and glue and they are ready to be creative so paper crafts really come naturally to them.  This week, Lyla worked with me on her Valentines and wanted to do most of the work herself.

In the first picture (above), you can see her using the Paper Trimmer [152392] to slip in her cut card stock to score for the card fold.

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I helped her line up the edge on the 3" mark and then she scored all of the the cards with the light gray scoring blade.

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She was using the Bone Folder [102300] like a pro giving each card a good crease.  There is a mini video of  this in action on my Facebook page.

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In this photo, she's adding our Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] to a piece of the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper [154577]...a pattern that she chose.

Lyla-5Here she is applying the designer paper to the card front.  She was sure to turn the paper so that the snails would be right side up. :)

Lyla-7The liquid glue would allow her to slide the paper around to center it on the card front.

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We chose a heart stamp and "just for you" sentiment from Kangaroo & Company Photopolymer Stamp Set [154502].  She colored the stamps with a marker from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers [147155].  We found a punch that would work to cut out the images.

Lyla-9She glued each of the punched circles to the card fronts.  The Valentines are ready except for her to sign her name on the inside of each card.  These 3 x 3 cards are the perfect size for Valentines.  You can even tape or glue a little treat to the inside or the back of each card.

Now that you've read this post, I hope you are inspired to create and craft with the little ones in your life.  Have fun and happy crafting!

Take care...Lisa

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Make A Thank You Card with Stampin' Up! Heal Your Heart

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Today's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a thank you card made with the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2021 stamp set, Heal Your Heart. Earn it for FREE with a qualifying purchase!

The sentiments in this set are in a beautiful font and there are some that are just right for the inside of your cards.

Isn't a black and white color palette always striking?  The inspiration for this color scheme for this card is from the dsp.  The floral image is also cut from this designer paper.

Here's the video that I recorded one evening.  You'll notice that I was having some adhesive issues and decided not to edit these out of the video.  It was a bit of humor that I thought you would appreciate!  Here it is...

 

Lisa's Inklings:

In the video, you saw how the inside of the card was stamped with a sentiment.  Here is another idea for finishing the inside...

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You can also jazz up the outside of your envelopes with designer paper on the flap. See this easy technique here.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this card:

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The Heal Your Heart stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices that you can earn for FREE with your $50 product purchase in my Online Store.  Get yours today!  Thank you for visiting and we will see you again soon! Take care...Lisa

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Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues through February 28th!

You will earn a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends February 28, 2021!

If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Let's Stay Connected!

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Happy Tuesday!  If you are reading this post, you are taking a big step toward staying connected with all things Ink and Inspirations!

Here are the blog, I hope to inspire you to explore and expand your creativity.  You'll find project ideas, tips, video tutorials, and lots of Stampin' Up! news. 

I'd like to invite you to take another step!  Sign up to receive my newsletter and weekly emails!  There you will receive many project ideas that I do not share on any other platform.  Just sign up using the box in the upper right column of this blog or click HERE
When you sign up, you will receive a FREE online class with some of my favorite project ideas as a thank you gift!

Thank you to all of you who are already subscribers!  And, if you have not, won't you come on and join us? 

You can also connect with Ink and Inspirations on these other social networks:

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you soon in all the places!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

 

 


Fun Fold Card Video with Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry

Fun-fold-sweet-strawberryThe Sweet Strawberry Bundle [156214] from the Stampin' Up! January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is adorable and includes a stamp set and coordinating punch as seen here on this cheery fun fold card.

Even better is that there is a coordinating stamp set and designer paper combo in the Sale-A-Bration brochure that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  You'll be seeing more of that combo coming off of my crafting table but in this post, I have a video tutorial for this card featuring the Sweet Strawberry Bundle [156214]and the designer paper that is part of the Sale-A-Bration offering.

If you are visiting for the first time...welcome!  And, if you are new to Stampin' Up!, let me share a little about this special promotion called Sale-A-Bration.

During Sale-A-Bration, you can earn items from our Sale-A-Bration brochure with a qualifying order. Earn a free Sale-A-Bration a Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration continues through February 28, 2021! The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.  Read more about it including an extra offer from me on this post HERE.

Now, how about taking a look at the how-to video for this easy fun fold card? 

Lisa's Inklings:

Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [119793] is cut 5-1/2 x 10 and scored at 4-1/4 and 8-1/2.

The designer paper is cut 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 and 4 x 5-1/4.  This is a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item.

Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146990] is cut 2-1/2 x 4 to die cut label plus you'll need a strip to stamp and punch.

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] is cut 2-1/2 x 4 to die cut label plus you'll need scrap for sentiment and a 4 x 5-1/4 piece for the inside of the card.

The supplies for this project can be seen below.  I truly appreciate your support of my business!

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Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope you will make a card with this fun fold idea.  And, take advantage of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration to earn some free supplies to make beautiful projects!  See you again soon...until then, take care!--Lisa

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Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues through February 28th!

You will earn a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends February 28, 2021!

If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Send A Smile with Hydrangea Haven from Stampin' Up!

Hydrangea-grapeThe Hydrangea Haven stamp set from Stampin' Up! is quickly becoming a favorite!  The floral images and beautiful sentiments along with coordinating products make it really special.

Here are some instructions for this card using some of these elements.

Here are the supplies used to make this card:

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Hydrangeas always remind me of my grandmother. She had beautiful blooms along her front porch for many years.  This Hydrangea Haven stamp set will have special meaning for me.

Here's hoping you're inspired to create and share a card today.  Thanks for stopping by!  Take care...Lisa

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Puttin' On The Glitz- Video Tutorial Using the Gilded Leafing Embellishment from Stampin' Up!

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Here's a little bit of glitz and glamour for your cardmaking using the new Gilded leafing Embellishment from Stampin' Up! 

Admittedly, this paper crafter was a bit intimidated by this new product.  After seeing our CEO, Sara Douglass and her mom, board chair and founder Shelli Gardner, use this during our OnStage online for Stampin' Up! demonstrators this fall, I knew that I had to give it a try!

Here's hoping you'll give it a try after seeing the video below!

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-art-gallery-gilded-embellishmentsHere are the supplies used for this card project from the video:

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Here's hoping you've been inspired to try the Gilded Leafing Embellishment [154560] on a card making project!

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Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues through February 28th!

You will earn a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends February 28, 2021!

If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

We'd Love To Have You!

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Stampin' Up! 2021 Valentine Card Video with Always In My Heart

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This 2021 Stampin' Up! Valentine card and video features the Always In My Heart Bundle [156194] in the striking color combination of red, white, and black.    The True Love Designer Series Paper [154281]is all in black and white!  As you can see here, it can be customized with your choice of colors using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

Here's this Valentine  card how-to video tutorial.  Enjoy and please let me know if you have questions.

Lisa's Inklings:

You will especially love the heart and banner die in this bundle...just beautiful!  You will make some WOW cards for your friends and family!

Here is the list of supplies used for today's Valentine cardmaking project...

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Hope you've been inspired to create a beautiful Valentine card!  See you next time with another fun project!

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Reminder:

It's Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Time!

You will earn a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends February 28, 2021!

If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.
 

Two Project Ideas with the Always In My Heart Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Always-in-my-heart-fb-live-1-13The beautiful Always In My Heart Bundle [156194] from Stampin' Up! was showcased in my last Facebook Live this past week.  It's a wonderful collection of products for anniversary, friendship, or Valentine cards.  The dies that are partnered with this set are fabulous! Talk about making some WOW cards!

Below is the recording of the Facebook Craft & Chat session from Wednesday, January 13th.  If you're on Facebook, be sure to Like and Follow my page!

Lisa's Inklings:

For card...

For Bag...

Here are the supplies needed for these projects:

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Here's a close up of the card (above) and the inside of the card below.

IMG_5010And, here's a better view of the little gift or treat bag.

IMG_5011I used the Tasteful Labels Dies [152886] to die cut the foil to back the sentiment and die cuts.

See all the products in this suite in the Online Store HERE.  You'll find everything you need to make some beautiful cards!

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Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central

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Chat & Craft Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You will see two projects made with the Always in my Heart Bundle from the January to June Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 10:00 AM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you then!


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Always-in-my-heart-tutmedIf you are familiar with the movie, Jerry McGuire, you will recognize the sentiment on today's Stampin' Up! card with the beautiful Always in my Heart Bundle.  This is a beautiful suite of products that works for cards for sweethearts, anniversary cards, and Valentine cards.

The dies in this bundle are so pretty.  Here you seen the sentiment framed with a floral filigree heart.

Here are the supplies used for this project...

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Measurements:
Card Base: Basic White Thick 4.25” x 11”, scored at 2.5”, 4”, 7”, 8.5”
Cardstock #2: Blushing Bride 4 1/8” x 1 3/8” (two pieces) AND 3.5” x 3.25”
Cardstock #3: Rocco Rose 3.25” x 3”
Cardstock #4: Basic White 4.25” x 4.5” to stamp heart and cut die
Designer Paper: (Rocco Rose) 4 1/8” x 2 3/8” (two pieces) AND 4 1/8” x 2 7/8”


Instructions:

  • Cut card base from Thick Whisper White CS and score per above measurements.
  • Fold on score lines per the example below.
  • Cut DSP per above measurements.
  • Attach the DSP and the narrow Blushing Bride pieces to the card base.
  • Stamp greeting in the center of white piece.
  • Position die around the sentiment. Hold in place with a sticky note and die cut.
  • Adhere two remaining CS pieces together.
  • Adhere to the center panel of front using dimensionals.
  • Use mini dimensionals behind the lacey heart and adhere to the center panel.
  • Center the heart in the open space and adhere flat to the card stock.
  • The outside lacey heart is raised up above the inside heart sentiment piece.
  • Add a small bow to the top left of the center panel.
  • Add 3 or 5 pastel pearls as desired.

Isn't this a great fold?  Most of us love these fun fold cards and this one is easy to construct!

Always-in-my-heart-tutmed-2Thanks for stopping by today! More new ideas coming your way so be sure to check in often!  Have a great day!

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Two Handmade Cards with New Stampin' Up! -Facebook Live Recording

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Here are two handmade card ideas using new products from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Stampin-up-art-gallery-thank-youThis first card uses products from the new mini catalog.  It's an example of using the stamp set sentiment for repetitive stamping using Grid Paper [130148] Be sure to watch the video to see this easy technique.

Stampin-up-card-for-friend-darling-donkeysThis card above uses two products that you can earn for free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  With each $50 purchase, you can earn a Level 1 choice. There are a couple of choices that you can earn with product purchase of $100.  The Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set (English) [155264] and Oh So Ombre 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [155225] are both Level 1 choices. 

Here's the recording of the video from the Facebook Live.  It's a little long so grab your favorite hot drink and enjoy the show!

Here are the supplies for these two projects:

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So far, the Darling Donkeys stamp set has been the most popular of the Sale-A-Bration choices with my customers.  What is your favorite?

Thanks for tuning in today!  Hope you enjoyed these two handmade card using new stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

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Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central

Wed-liveJoin in for some fun crafting and chatting on Facebook Live, Wednesday morning, 10 AM Central!

We will be making two cards with two new stamp sets!  See you then!

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New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Begins!

2021_SAB_COVERIt's that special time in our Stampin' Up! year with the launch of a new catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

You're going to love these new products! And, you will earn a free Sale-A-Bration a Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration starts today and ends February 28, 2021!
If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
 

New January to June 2021 Mini Catalog

Stampin' Up! Spring 2021 Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2021

Here's a quick video with a preview of some of the fabulous products!

Sale-A-Bration Celebration

 

 

Earn your spot at my Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION Virtual Event in March! Take part in a special online Facebook event with project kits and door prizes. 

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event! This is my special thank you for your loyalty and support of my business.

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket: 

  • Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join our community of stampers … $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product PLUS receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit!  That’s 5, 6 x 6 packs of Designer Paper.
    Get your Starter Kit HERE!
  • Purchase at least $200.00 total in product from me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 5- February 28, 2021) through my Online Store. 

If you prefer you may call me (409-719-2853) and I will place your order or email your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

 

This online Facebook event will held in late March. Date and Time to be announced! 

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes, video tutorials, and will be eligible for door prizes.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853. 

 

Lot's of fun new crafting supplies in the new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Let me know if you have questions or if I can help you with anything!

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New Year's Eve Facebook Live Recording- Make A 2021 Desk Calendar

New-year.youtube-thumbnailHappy New Year's Eve!  Today's project is a fun and easy desk calendar that will be sent to those who ordered Stampin' Up! through me in December. 

I can get rather chatty during my lives but it's fun and you will see me make several of these calendars in different styles.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live...

Details for calendar:
Base: 4-1/4 x 11. Score on long side at 5-1/2.
Easel Stand Piece: 4- x 4-1/4. Score at 1/2, 2, 3-1/2
Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4
Card Stock behind calendar: 3-1/4 x 2-1/2
Embellish to your liking!
 
I'll post photos of the finished projects in the next day or two.  The weather is awful and not able to photograph my projects. 
 
Reminders:
  • The Quite Curvy Promotion ends in a few days!  If you'd like to order this bundle of products that includes a Christmas set and 6 x 6 stack of papers, you must order by January 4, 2021.   Get it HERE.
  • The Year End Closeout ends January 4, 2021. There are still some great deals on many retiring products! 
  • It's not too late to sign up for my New Mini Catalog Paper Share!  See the details and how to sign up HERE.

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