Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper Sale!

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With the start of a new month, Stampin' Up! is offering a patterned paper sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here are the details!

Select Designer Papers 15%- July 1- August 2, 2021
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
Qualifying papers with sale prices (U.S) are listed below:
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During this promotion, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

It's time to add to your stock of beautiful patterned paper collections during this sale from Stampin' Up!


Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's time for Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Wednesday (today) at 2:00 PM Central Time, (3:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM MT, Noon PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

Join us for a little crafting and chatting this afternoon! I will be making a small banner for a wreath or for a tablescape.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 2 PM Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

Hope to see you later today on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!


Make A Card with an Easy Angle Cut Technique

Birthday-card-with-angled-cutToday's cardmaking video tutorial features this easy angle cut technique.  This is such a fun look and so simple to achieve. 

In the video tutorial, you will see how one cut can add such an interesting touch to your card front!

Let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

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You could do this technique with any color of card stock and designer paper.  But, this Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English) [155823] and You're A Peach 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [155686] is perfect for summer.  Here's another sweet card made with these products.

If you'd like to try this easy angle cut technique as seen in this video, here is the list.  If you need any of the supplies, please click on any of the images below.

Thank you for shopping with me!

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Now it's time to create!  Make one of these easy angle cut techique cards and get it in the mail...be the light; send a card!


Card For A Friend with Flowering Cactus Medley

Cactus-flower-card-for-friendToday's project is a card for a friend featuring the retiring Flowering Cactus Product Medley (English) [154559] from Stampin' Up! 

Creativity comes easy when you have great coordinating products as in this medley.

 The Flowering Cactus Product Medley (English) [154559] includes these exclusive products:
* 15-piece Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set
* 48 sheets of 6" x 6"  Designer Series Paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* Die-cut felt sheets: 4 each of 2 colors
* Linen thread combo pack: 10 yards each in natural and Calypso Coral colors
* 10-piece Flowering Cactus Dies (use with Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; compatible with the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine)

Cactus-flower-card-for-friend-1Here's the how-to video for today's card for a friend...

Lisa's Inklings:
-Mint Macaron[138337] card base is cut 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
-Basic White Cardstock [159276] is cut 4 x 5-1/4 plus a small piece for the sentiment.

-Mossy Meadow Cardstock [133676] is cut 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 plus you will need some scrap pieces.
-Designer Series Paper from Flowering Cactus Product Medley (English) [154559] is cut 3 x 4 and the piece that you will need to die cut the cactus.

Having all of these coordinating products in one sweet package is awesome!  And, you can add other tools/dies from your stash that will work great, too!

How about picking up this fabulous product medley while it's still available? Just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home right away! Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

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Now that you've read this post, jot down the name of a friend that you know that could use a card of encouragement and follow through with that.  You can make a card for a friend in need with some of these beautiful coordinating Stampin' Up! products!


Birthday Party Favor Bag

Small-birthday-gift-or-party-favor-bagHere's a fun project to make as a birthday party favor bag or one that holds a small gift. 

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle [156244] is just right for summertime crafting and also fits for birthday celebrations.  The coordinating paper has already sold out but you can use any of our 12 x 12 designer with a color that fits your theme or your liking!

Here's the video tutorial for this birthday party favor bag.  Have a look then read on for the details.

Birthday Party Favor Bag

Lisa's Inklings:

Birthday-party-favor-bagThe size of the bag is just right for a small gift, too.  Did you catch the tip in the video on how you could make these ahead of time and store them until needed?  And, if you'd like something MUCH smaller, here's an idea for a tiny party favor bag.

If you'd love to make a birthday party bag like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cast to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business. Be sure to add a designer paper to your liking!

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Now that you know how to create small party favor or gift bags, it's time to impress your friends and family with your beautiful creations!


Today Is The Day! FREE SHIPPING!

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Today is the day!  
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more (before tax) from Stampin' Up! 
Or, you may call or text me at 409-719-2853 through 9:00 PM Central Time and I will place your order for you.  Leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible!
 
Don't miss out!  This is a special offer for 24 Hours Only from Stampin' Up!
 

Facebook Live- Card Share and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's time for Cards & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Wednesday (today) at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

Since I still have family visiting this week, I've decided to share some beautiful cards that I have received in the mail including my birthday cards!

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

Hope to see you later today on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!


Free! Free! Who Likes FREE Shipping?!

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That's right!  Stampin' Up! has surprised us again!  This Thursday, June 24th, all orders of $50 in product or more qualify for FREE Shipping!
Here are the details!
 
  • Place your order online on Thursday, call me at 409-719-2853, or email me with your order and payment information..
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 USD (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
     
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 24 June 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
Get your order ready now to receive FREE Shipping with orders of $50 or more on Thursday, June 24th!
 

Weekly Tips and Ideas in Your Email

Pinterest-list.pinterest-tallWould you like to receive paper crafting tips and project ideas by email from me?

When you sign up for my mailing list, you will receive weekly emails with exclusive project ideas and tips that will help you to become the best paper crafter and card maker that you can be!

If you are not on my email list, here is some of what you are missing:

  • Cardmaking ideas and inspiration
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about paper crafting
  • Tips for using paper crafting tools and supplies
  • Exclusive video tutorials created just for mailing list subscribers
  • The latest offers and news from Stampin' Up!
  • Subscriber-only specials
  • Plus, receive a FREE online card class when you subscribe!

It's easy to join!  Just click here or click on the picture below, enter your email, and click the "send my free class" button!

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If you are not on my list, be sure you do it today!

Looking forward to see you become part of the Ink and Inspirations community of crafters...thank you!


Quiet Meadow Card of Kindness

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Today's card project is a beautifully embossed handmade card of kindness using the Quiet Meadow Bundle (English) [155847] from Stampin' Up!  The white background is gorgeous and that embossing makes it over the top! 

This project was designed by my assistant, Catherine Stewart.  Here's the how-to.

Cut your Basic White Cardstock [159276] base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4”

Insert just the front of the card base in the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder [155428] and run through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653].

Now cut your Soft Succulent Cardstock [155776] at 3 1/4” x 4 1/2” 

Cut another piece of Basic White at 3 1/8” x 4 3/8” now insert it in the Meadow Moments Embossing Folders [153126] with the butterflies and adhere it to the Soft Succulent piece.  Glue that down more to the right side of card base.

Cut 1/2” strips 2 3/4” long in the Evening Evergreen Cardstock [155574], Fresh Freesia Cardstock [155613],Pale Papaya Cardstock [155668], and Polished Pink Cardstock [155710].  Stamp the splatter stamp on each piece in the coordinating color and then take the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch [152883] and punch just one end using the one on the left. Stamp your sentiment on the Pale Papaya piece.

Now take and glue down each piece staggering a bit as shown. You may have to trim down a couple of pieces just a little.

Die-cut out the greenery piece in Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [155776] using the dies from the bundle. 

Cut out the butterfly in Basic White then use your Blending Brushes [153611] and the Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad [155712]to color the butterfly so you can get the watercolor affect. 

 

Adhere the greenery to the left of the sentiment and adhere the butterfly down to the greenery. 

Tie your bow with the white baker’s twine.

 

Now it's time for you to create this handmade card of kindness!  I would be thrilled if you shopped with me if you are a crafter from the U.S.  You can do so by clicking on any image below and it will ship directly to your home. Thank you!

 

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Thanks for checking in today! I hope you have been inspired to create your own handmade card of kindness with the Quiet Meadow Bundle (English) [155847] from Stampin' Up!


Fun Fold Birthday Card for Children

Fun-fold-card-children-birthdayLet's start the week off with a fun fold birthday card for children ...or, the young at heart!  This Sweet Ice Cream Bundle makes the cutest cards!  Choose a bright designer paper and you can have a sweet card in minutes. 

Fun-fold-birthday-card-childrenEveryone loves a fun fold because there is something special about it, right? Let's take a look at how this one is made!  If you like making fun fold cards be sure to try this one!

Lisa's Inklings:

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You could use any layering die-cut labels for the focal point.  Remember that only the left side is glued to that very first panel.

If you’d like to create this fun fold birthday card, these are the main supplies that were used.   The designer paper has sold out so choose one that would coordinate with your card stock colors. I would be thrilled if you shopped with me if you are a crafter from the U.S. You can do so by clicking on any image below and it will ship directly to your home. Thank you!

 

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Thanks for checking in today and be sure to give this fun fold birthday card a try!

Faux Ribbon Technique for Handmade Cards

Faux-ribbon-technique-videoToday's post features an easy technique for creating faux ribbon for your handmade cards.  This was one of the very first techniques that I learned when I first began my journey with paper crafting and cardmaking.  On a recent Facebook live, I demonstrated this technique and found that several viewers had never tried or seen this technique.  This led me to take a clip from the video and share it with all my viewers. 

Let's take a look at this simple technique to create faux ribbon using a Bone Folder [102300] and some cardstock strips.

Lisa's Inklings:
-Strips of cardstock should be cut 3/8 to 5/8 for best results to create the faux ribbon.
-Run the side edge of the Bone Folder [102300] along the cardstock strip at least twice.
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Separate the layers slowly and carefully.
-Use Mini Glue Dots [103683] to make the bow.
-Try this technique on a larger piece of cardstock to create a fun textured layer for your handmade cards.

Faux-Ribbon-Technique-CardmakingThis card was made with minimal supplies including stamps, ink, and paper.  For cardmaking and paper crafting, basic tools/supplies are also needed which include Paper Trimmer [152392], Bone Folder [102300], Paper Snips [103579], and adhesives such as Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] and Mini Glue Dots [103683].

If you'd love to make a card like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cast to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business.

 

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Hope you've enjoyed this introduction or reminder of this technique! Now it's time for you to create a card using this faux ribbon technique for handmade cards.


Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's time for Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Thursday (today) at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

This week, I challenged myself to create a card with just stamps, ink, and paper.  (I did use a little ribbon but during the LIVE, I am going to try a paper alternative.)

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

Hope to see you later today on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!


Customer Spotlight with Melinda Guy and Celebrate Sunflowers

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Welcome to our Customer Spotlight with Melinda Guy!  Melinda is a long-time customer and a dear friend. She is a member of our local stamp club in Texas. 

Here's a photo of Melinda and her husband while on a trip to Italy several years ago.

Melinda-guy-customer-spotlightOur Customer Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! customers that agrees to share some information about themselves by answering a short survey.  Here are Melinda's responses!

 

1. How long have you been paper crafting?  

I have been a paper crafter for about 6 years,

2. What is your favorite stamp set?

My favorite stamp sets are Hippo and Friends and Celebrate Sunflowers.

3. What is your favorite color or color combination?  

My favorite colors right now are Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, and Roccoco Rose. I have made several cards using those colors.

4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique? 

I love the Paper Pumpkin kits.

5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?

The best advice I can give is to have fun. There are no mistakes when card-making. Sometimes they come out differently than you plan.😊

Here's a beautiful graduation card created by Melinda with one of her favorite stamp sets...

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Thank you, Melinda, for your input and for your support! 

If you'd like to be featured in a future Customer Spotlight post, e-mail me!


My Top Five - Get These While They Last!

06.01.21_SHARABLE_JJ_RETIRED_NASo many beautiful products are on this last chance list and you must get these while supplies last! 

Here are my Top Five Retiring or Discontinued Products:

HYDRANGEA HILL 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper

Beautiful colors and prints that coordinate beautifully with the Hydrangea Haven Bundle that carried over to the Annual Catalog.

ICE CREAM CORNER 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Another set of designer papers whose coordinating bundle carried over into the Annual Catalog, Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

HAPPY THOUGHTS CLING STAMP SET

Great sentiments...beautiful font!...Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set!

SPRINGTIME JOY CLING STAMP SET

These are three of the cutest animals ever! Springtime Joy Cling Stamp Set

LOVE YOU ALWAYS 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

This is beautiful foil print paper is especially nice for anniversary and wedding cards.
I love it!   Love You Always Specialty Designer Paper

There are many other wonderful products included in this Last Chance Promotion; some items up to 50% off!

Take at my top five and shop now while supplies last!