DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness

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Here's one of my favorite DIY gift ideas and this one is made with the Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness Bundle. 

I love shopping for fun hand towels or dish towels and it's great when I find one that matches one of our stamp sets or themes!

Rainbow-of-happiness-gift-tagThis particular tag is a die from the bundle and it's adorable with the arched rainbow top.  It finished off this project nicely.

This was the second project in my premiere this week and you can see the recording of this particular project in the video below.

DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness

Lisa's Inklings: The width of the "tag" can vary depending on the towel and design. How you fold the towel can also vary the size.This is much like a card front but the area is usually smaller.  You can accent the two ends like I did here with a tag on one end and the ribbon tied into a bow on the other.Rainbow-of-happiness-tag-gift-ideaHere are the supplies used for this project.  The Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [158126] is free with a purchase of $50!

You can create this project for any occasion and I encourage you to try!  This DIY gift with the Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness Bundle will make a nice gift for someone soon!


Easy Background Technique for Handmade Cards

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Today's project and video tutorial are all about an easy background technique for your handmade cards.  Your stamps and ink can easily be used for so many techniques and accents on your crafting projects.

In this quick video, you will see a two-step technique.  Both can be used separately but also complement the other when combined.  Let's take a look and get ready to try this magic on your cards!

Easy Background Technique for Handmade Cards

Lisa's Inklings:
-Blending brushes work wonderfully to apply ink to card stock in a subtle way.
-The repetitive background stamping works well with smaller images as well as sentiments.
-The additional technique shown is the layering of identical stamped images to give depth and dimension.

Easy-background-technique-catching-butterfliesTip:  I love combining baker's twine or linen thread with ribbon!  It gives your project extra texture.

Easy-backround-technique-stampin-up-card-ideaHere are the supplies used for today's cardmaking project.  I appreciate your support! When you shop with me, it supports my small business and enables me to continue providing content through this blog, via email, and social media.

The Catching Butterflies Cling Stamp Set (English) [158108] is adorable and the only way to get it is to earn it for FREE with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping!  See another way that I've used this stamp set HERE.

Now it's your turn to get those creative juices flowing and try this easy background technique for handmade cards.


Super Simple Fun Fold Card- Slim Tent

Slim-tent-catch-you-later-sideThis cardmaking project is a super simple fun fold card called a slim tent.  It's a cute smaller size and really fun to make!

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This card was featured in my YouTube Premiere this week.  Take a look at the video and you will want to make this fun fold, too.

Super Simple Fun Fold Card- Slim Tent

Lisa's Inklings:

Catch-you-later-fun-fold-cardThe Catch You Later Cling Stamp Set [158037] is adorable! I mentioned in the video that I am drawn to these cute animal stamps since our granddaughters love them and these images make such cute cards for the littles.

Here is the complete list of supplies for this card.

Slim-tent-fun-fold-card-catch-you-laterFun fold cards are favorites among so many crafters.  Try this slim tent then take a look at this fun fold card here.

Thanks so much for stopping by for this Super Simple Slim Tent Fun Fold Card and stay tuned for more card ideas here on Ink and Inspirations!


Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings-of-home-premiere.youtube-thumbnailLet's take a look at the two projects from my YouTube Premiere made with the new Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating dies.  This is a beautiful new combo and I know you're going to love it!

Here's a pretty card with the images all in black and white.

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The next project is a great little calendar for your desk.

Diy-desk-calendar-2022Let's take a look at the video with the how-to for both projects...

Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings Of Home Bundle (English) [157939]

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045]

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [102482]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper [155426]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon [156485]

Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]

Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels [146924]

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Mini Glue Dots [103683]

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

The list above includes the supplies for the card.

Here are the calendar supplies:

This Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939] is my featured bundle for the month and after your purchase of this bundle, you will receive a PDF tutorial via email with 11 beautiful card-making projects and instructions.
If you purchase the bundle by Monday evening, January 10th, you will also receive the kits to create these two projects in the mail from me!

Blessings of Home SpecialOrder your Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939]now to create these two projects and receive your PDF with 11 card ideas and the kits to make these two projects! Offer for the kits ends January 10, 2022, at Midnight Central Time.


Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home- Featured in January 2022

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The Stampin' Up! January - June 2022 ( J -J 2022) Mini Catalog debuts tomorrow and to start off, we are featuring a beautiful new bundle, Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home (157939).

With two beautiful floral images and five sweet sentiments, this stamp set and die combo can be used for birthday cards, thank you cards, motivational cards, and more.  To help you with ideas for this bundle, there is a special offer for you during the month of January.

With your purchase of the Blessings of Home Bundle during January 2022, you will receive our special Tutorial Medley Bundle PDF with eleven (11!) beautiful card projects created with Blessings of Home.  I am honored to be among this group of demonstrators who collaborate, design, and create some fabulous projects using the latest from Stampin' Up!

Blessings of Home SpecialSince one of our Stampin' Up! biggest events of the year will also begin tomorrow (SALE-A-BRATION), with your purchase of this qualifying bundle you will also get to choose a freebie from the SAB (Sale-A-Bration) brochure! (Be sure to visit tomorrow for the online version of the mini catalog and PDF!)

I will also be sharing some exclusive Blessings of Home projects tomorrow in my January 2022 Newsletter so be sure you are on that list to receive my emails. You can do that HERE. You will also receive a FREE online class just for signing up!

Be sure to tune in to YouTube on Thursday for a Premiere video that will feature Blessings of Home. AND, if you purchase this bundle by Monday evening, January 10th, I will send you two project kits featuring this bundle that will be shown in my YouTube Premiere this Thursday evening, January 6, 2022.

I am really excited to share these new crafting goodies with you! 

Need a catalog?  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be happy to send you one. E-mail me to request one!

Happy New Year and thanks for checking in today!  Looking forward to sharing the beautiful Blessings of Home Bundle with you this week!

 

 


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins

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I am a couple of days late with our last idea in my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas series...Embossed Napkins. 

This is an idea that's been shared before here on Ink and Inspirations but it's definitely worth sharing again since it's so easy and fun not to mention how impressive it will look for your holiday gatherings.

Here's the video!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins

See how easy that is!  And, your party napkins will be unique and different! This is also a good idea for wedding shower napkins.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram if you want to take a peek into our holiday happenings and thanks so much for following my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 ideas and videos.


Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmasWe are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day and I have another video for our Countdown to Christmas series with a video featuring my husband, Jackie, gift wrapping with our 12 x 12 patterned paper.

There were a few little gifts that I thought would be really pretty in some of our Christmas-themed patterned paper from our current 2021 Mini Catalog.

Featured here are the Painted Christmas 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper [156292] and Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281].

Here's the video so you can see Jackie's process!

Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

If you have some little gifts, try using your 12 x 12 patterned paper to wrap!  Use some ribbon to add a soft touch!Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmas

 


Here is the listing of products used today:
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156292]
Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281]

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box [153069]

Paper Trimmer [152392]

Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' Metallic Ribbon [156312]

Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon [156323]

Thanks for tuning in for Jackie's gift wrapping with 12 x 12 patterned paper in our 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas series and I'll see you tomorrow with one more quick tip.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

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Here's another 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas project with a DIY Gift Box.  It is my hope that these projects that have been shared this week will make things just a bit easier for you.  If you've missed the other projects, you can catch those at these links below:


Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

Project #4

I don't know about you but many times I am scurrying around looking for a box.  Boxes are just too hard to store but these are fun to make and will work for many gifts. This is a great pattern to keep on hand and it is super simple.  It is 6" square and 3" deep.  You could even fold an adult-size t-shirt to fit inside.

Here's the video then you will want to "dig through" all that 12 x 12 paper that you have been saving ;) to create these!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of 12 x 12 paper. 
  • Score both at 3" on all 4 sides.
  • Cut two tabs off one side of the top as shown in the video.
  • Adhere the one long tab to the outside of the back of the box bottom. (see video)
  • Tie with ribbon and add a tag!

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-box-3If you can use this idea and do make one of these boxes, leave a comment below and let me know!

I hope to be back next Monday and Tuesday with a couple of ideas for you!  Thanks for tuning in for the fifth in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with this DIY Gift Box.


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

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The next in the series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a Hot Chocolate Pocket that debuted on my YouTube Premiere this evening. This project could also be used as a gift card or cash holder.

I hope you have been enjoying this series of holiday projects and it has helped solve some crafting needs as we get closer to Christmas.

This is such a fun project and different from most cocoa mix pouches.  And, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] and coordinating Love You More Than Dies [152698] can be used at any time of year.

Here's the video in case you missed the premiere!
Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-chocolate-1Here are the supplies used in the video:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-choc-2Have you seen the other Countdown to Christmas Projects? If not, you can see those HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and next, I will share another packaging idea!  For the next Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 project, you will need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock or one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper...see you then!


YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Hot-chocolate-youtube-thumbnailJoin us on YouTube for a Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas Project

Thursday, December 16, 2021

7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

 

 


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-bagHappy Wednesday and welcome to our third project in my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with the nice size DIY Christmas gift bag!

Our designer (patterned) paper is really beautiful and perfect for making these bags.  As soon as I finished this one, our granddaughter, Mia, wanted to fill it with little treasures.

I really should make several of these right now!  It never fails that a couple of days before Christmas, I am scurrying around trying to find a bag just this size for a last-minute gift.

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Here's the video tutorial so you can see just how easy it is to assemble.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the listing of products seen in the video:

Now that you have all the information to create this bag, look through your designer papers and find pairs that you can use make some, too.  I think I'll do the same thing to make a few more because I know that I will need them!

If you've missed the first two countdown projects, here is #1 and here is #2!

I hope you enjoyed the third of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this DIY Gift Bag and I'll see you tomorrow for my YouTube Premiere at 6 PM Central!


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Wine Bottle Tag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-1Our next in a series of  Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a bottle tag that can be gifted with a bottle of wine or sparkling water.  This is a great idea for a host gift or even a white elephant gift exchange gift.  (I think my daughter is snatching one that I've made just for that!)

You can make these tags fancy or clean and simple.  The only necessary part for this type of tag is a punched or die-cut circle at the top with a scored line just beneath.  Ready to see how this one is made?  Here's the video?

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Wine Bottle Tag

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-3These would be easy to make ahead of time and would store very easily.  And, even if you don't need a bottle tag, you could use these same design elements for a card front.

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-bottle-tag-cheersHere is the listing of supplies used for this project.  Keep in mind that several of these items are only available while supplies last and may not be available.

In case you missed the first in this series of Christmas projects, be sure to take a look at that HERE.

Thanks for tuning in for the second of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this pretty wine bottle tag and I'll be back tomorrow with a packaging idea!


Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Cocoa Packet for National Cocoa Day

Stampin-christmas-countdown-2021-lisa-brown-cocoa packet1 Let's start this Monday and National Cocoa Day off with the first in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with a fun and easy cocoa packet!

With these days leading up to the holiday, I wanted to share some easy and fun projects and packaging ideas that you can assemble in minutes.  Are you ready?

This one is easy to make and fun to assemble using a white envelope!  This is a re-make of a project from WAY back in 2010 and if you want to see the original version, visit my Facebook page to see that video!

For now, here is the current version, so settle in for a few minutes so you can make these, too!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021
Cocoa Packet for National Cocoa Day

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-christmas-countdown-lisa-brown-cocoa-packet2These are so quick, I think I'll make several more and I sure hope that you can use this idea!

Gift Certificates

This is also a great pouch to hold a gift card!  Are any of your family and friends needing an idea for you?  I offer gift certificates for Stampin' Up! product purchases through me! Gift certificates in any amount are available. Have them e-mail me or call me, 409-719-2853. 

Stampin-up-christmas-countdown-lisa-brown-cocoa-packetThanks for tuning in for the first of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this fun cocoa packet and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!