Stampin' Up! Christmas 2018- Mini Gift Box

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-mini-gift-box-1It's that time of year when you need some cute packaging ideas for little gifts and this mini gift box is an easy one for this Christmas.  

I needed a little box for some travel size lotions and so this little box was just right!  In fact, the two you'll see in the video have already been given to the recipients.  These were hostess gifts for a recent Christmas party.

Let's look at the easy how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also view this video tutorial on my YouTube channel with over 700 other paper crafting and cardmaking video tutorials.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer series paper to 6" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on the 6 1/2" side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • Turn and score on the 6" side at 1" and 5 1/2".  ( The 1" score is for the box bottom.)

Stampin-up-2018-mini-gift-box-2Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used on today's mini gift box project:

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Now it's time for you to use those beautiful crafting supplies in your stash and create some beautiful packaging!  I hope you can use this mini gift box tutorial for a little gift!


DIY- Make Your Own Designer-Look Napkins

IMG_1523Getting this designer-look on cocktail napkins is fun and easy and will be a hit at your parties or gatherings this holiday season.

I've shared this idea before but had never tried it with our new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  As you'll see in the video, you can get different looks depending on what embossing folder you choose.

Take a look at the video and see how easy it is!

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Here is a list of some of the embossing folders that I tried:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • As seen in the video, you can try embossing two napkins at a time.
  • Any of our Stampin' Up! embossing folders would work beautifully.
  • Gift idea:  Emboss a complete package of napkins, tuck into one of our cellophane bags and add a cute  hand stamped topper.

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Can't wait to get some napkins and give this a try?  Have fun making your own designer napkins with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and the Big Shot!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Video Tutorials- Follow Your Dreams

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Taking a little break from the holiday creations with this Stampin' Up! video tutorial with Follow Your Dreams.

This fancy fold and particular style of card was inspired by a card from my friend in California, Beverlee.  I loved the little extension and I thought this dream catcher and feathers would be just right for this card.

See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube where you'll find over 700 videos on my channel!  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Base- 4 1/4" x 11". Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock pieces- Cut 2 at 2 1/2" x 4" and 1 piece at 1" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White- 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Copper Foil - Approximately 3" x 3" for die cutting.
  • Watercolor Paper- 1/2" sheet for watercolor wash and die cutting.

Here are the supplies used for today's project. 

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Thanks for watching my Stampin' Up! video tutorial and now you can try this easy fun-fold "dreamy" card and send it to someone special!


Just A Few Days Left to Get These Products!

Stampin-up-card-for-a-friend-1We are nearing the end of November and that means just a few more days to get the beautiful products in the Snowflake Showcase.

The Happiness Surrounds set is a beautiful, all around set that coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits. I've created this sweet card for a friend with the stamp set and a couple of punches.  Let's take a look at today's cardmaking video tutorial.

This video can also be seen on my YouTube channel HERE.  Are you a subscriber?  If not, sign up and click the bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White to 5 1/4" x 4" and scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Brights Designer Series in Flirty Flamingo for punching.

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Lisa's Special for Black Friday through November 30th!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!
These easy to assemble ideas are perfect to hold those gift cards or cash for the holidays!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's card for a friend using the Happiness Surrounds set.  Use this idea today to send one to a friend and shop now so you won't miss out on these beautiful products!


Stampin' Up! Snowflakes and Glimmer Cardmaking Video

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Today's cardmaking video features some a project using the beautiful Snowfall Thinlits and a simple sentiment from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.  Both of these products are in the Snowflake Showcase which are available only during November 2018!  That means there are only a few more days that these will be available!  Check out the Snowflake Showcase HERE in the Online Store.

In today's video, you'll see how I substitute some card stock for the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper pack which is no longer available. Let's take a look!

You can also see the video HERE on my YouTube Channel.   Be sure to subscribe and click on the bell so you don't miss any of my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • Cut other Whisper White pieces to 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the main image and 1 1/2" x 1/2" for sentiment.
  • Cut Merry Merlot 3 1/2" x 5 1/4". Emboss with the embossing folder.
  • Cut Shaded Spruce to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and 1 3/4" x 1.  These will be embossed with the embossing folder and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • You'll need three colors of Glimmer Paper to die cut the Snowfall Thinlits.

Here are the products you'll need for this project!  The Snowfall Thinlits and Snow Is Glistening stamp set is only available until November 30th...While Supplies Last!

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Place an order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) in my Online Store from Black Friday, November 23rd through November 30th, and receive my Online Class for Gift Card Holders that you can customize to meet your needs!

PLUS...

Use the current Host Code, FDZMPJGZ, when placing an order in my Online Store to receive an additional gift from me plus the Online Class!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

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The Glimmer Paper really adds a beautiful sparkle and shine to holiday cards and I hope you'll give this one a try!

 


An Idea for Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

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With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this Thursday, here's an idea for your Thanksgiving table setting.  My apologies for not having really cool, pretty staging for this project!  We are in Missouri and I left this project in Texas!   But, you can watch the video and see how easy and how beautiful these would be for your gatherings or intimate dinners...for ANY time of year!  Take this idea and run with it.

Here's the video tutorial but once you see the assembly, you'll be able to add your own twist with your own supplies.

You can also see this video on my YouTube channel!   If you haven't visited there, you must go and subscribe! You'll find over 750 videos with tips, ideas, and inspiration on my channel.  So SUBSCRIBE and click on the bell to get notice of all my videos!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this project...

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Dress up your Holiday tables this season with your paper crafting supplies and try this idea for your Thanksgiving or fall table settings.


Cardmaking Tips for Buffalo Check Background Stamp

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The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is so trendy and really adds a lot to your handmade creations. 

In today's video tutorial, I'll share a few tips on using this background stamp that have worked for me.  You may have other methods that are great and I'd love for you to share any ideas in the comment section below.

If you're interested in seeing my tips, please watch the video below.

You can also see the video here on my YouTube Channel.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there!

Here are the supplies used in the video...

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I'll be sharing a card idea with this stamped image soon!  If you are anxious to see it soon, please visit my Facebook page tomorrow evening for a pre-recorded video!  You can find my page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, HERE.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2018 Watercolor Wash

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If you have never tried a watercolor wash, you are in for a treat with this Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea for 2018.  

This is a super easy technique that gives a soft and sweet effect with subtle colors or a dramatic effect with bold shades.  

The Dashing Deer bundle is beautiful and those thinlits have two beautiful deer dies. One works well for this card's main image.

Here's today's video tutorial for this Christmas card...

 

Click here to watch this video on my YouTube channel.  While you're there be sure to subscribe. There are over 700 video tutorials on my channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut Smoky Slate Cardstock for the layer at 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor Paper is cut3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment is cut 2 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Substitute Sparkle Glimmer Paper for White Velveteen Paper as seen in the video (SOLD OUT) for die cutting deer.

Here the links to products used for today's card. As seen in the "inklings", the white velveteen paper is sold out so Sparkle Glimmer Paper is substituted.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle and the Watercolor Wash technique that you need to try right now!  Let me know if you do!


Easy Autumn Treat Wrap Video Tutorial

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Switching it up today with this easy autumn treat wrap for a pack of gum that you can pick up at the checkout counter of most big box or grocery stores!.  Looking for a fun little way to say "thank you".  It's all in the presentation!  This one is jazzed up with the Labels of Love stamp set and a few punches.

Ready to see how it's done? Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial below.

If you are unable to see the video above, you can click here to watch it on my YouTube channel.  You'll find over 700 how-to and tip videos on my channel so be sure to subscribe!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer series paper to 3 3/4" x 6".  Score the 6" side at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4".
  • Cut a piece of contrasting designer series paper to 1" x 12".
  • Be sure not to glue belly band (long strip) to package.

Here are the supplies used for today's project. Simply click on the links below for more details.

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Thanks for joining in for today's video tutorial and a fun autumn treat wrap...see you soon!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea-Snowflakes and Plaid

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It's Monday and we have another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea to share!

This is a simple card to assemble and features one of the beautiful stamp sets from the Snowflake Showcase, Snow Is Glistening.

You can see two more pretty Christmas cards made with this stamp set HERE.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

Can't see the video above?  Click HERE to find it on my YouTube Channel!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Garden Green Cardstock is cut 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"  and you'll need a scrap for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 4".

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Below is the supply list for today's project:

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card idea and be sure and tune in tomorrow for another fun idea!

 


Simple Cardmaking Idea and Video Tutorial

Simple-cardmaking-ideaHere's a simple cardmaking idea that's pretty and easy to make!  This card features the Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set which is available While Supplies Last during November 2018.

I've used this design or sketch many times.  It never fails and makes for a beautiful card any time of year.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial below. 

Can't see the video?  You can also find it on my YouTube channel HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut from Crumb Cake 4 1/4" x 11.  Score at 5 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White 1 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Cut Tranquil Tide 3/4" x 4 1/4"...2 pieces.
  • Nature's Poem DSP 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • If you're cutting the ribbon, you'll need about 18".

Here are the supplies used on today's card. 
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Try this simple design on your next cardmaking product and stay tuned for more ideas here on Ink and Inspirations!


Cardmaking Tips for Making Christmas Bright

In a recent post, we made a fun and brightly colored Christmas card using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set is also available in a bundle with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Let's take a look at a video with some tips on using this punch and this stamp set.

You can also find this video on my YouTube Channel HERE.  You'll find over 700 paper crafting and cardmaking videos there!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's tip and video tutorial using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea - Traditional Christmas Colors

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-making-spirits-brightHere's a 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

This is a simple card design that really shows off the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.

This paper collection features prints and actual art photography in traditional Christmas colors. 

Here's the cardmaking video tutorial with the simple how-to.  Let's take a look...

 

You can also find this video tutorial on my LisaBrownInk YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my new videos.

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-making-spirits-brightLisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Cardstock: card base- 4 1/4" x 11", strip 3/4" x 4 1/2"
  • All Is Bright Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4" for the large layer, 1 1/2" x 4" for contrasting strip.
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock: Approximately 4" x 4" for stamping and punching the main image, 1" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be an honor to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to be taken to my Online Store.

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This stamp set is also available bundled with this Christmas Bulb Builder Punch at a 10% discount.  Click HERE for more information on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.

Now that you've read this post, SHARE this fun crafting idea on Facebook and Instagram with your friends and followers! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow where I'll share a tip video for using the Making Christmas Bright Christmas Builder Punch!  Have a great day!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Ideas with Snow Is Glistening

Last week's Facebook Friday featured the beautiful Snow Is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits from the LIMITED TIME Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

Below are the two Christmas cards that we made...

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This collection features two stamp sets.  One is for every day/any day, Happiness Surrounds,  and the other is a holiday/winter set, Snow is Glistening.  To coordinate with these two fabulous sets are a beautiful set of thinlits!  

Below are the images from the Happiness Surrounds (149744) set...

Take a look at the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set below...

Look at this beautiful set of 20 coordinating dies, Snowfall Thinlits (149692)...

There are two additional offerings that really add to this beautiful collection. 

White Velveteen Sheets (149619)

Snowflake Trinkets (149620)

This collection is beautiful for the holidays and every day.  The Snowfall Thinlits are very popular! 

CLICK HERE to access the FREE Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet for the cards we made on Facebook Friday!

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Leave a comment here below this post for a chance at a fun prize!  I'll conduct a random drawing and post the winner on Friday,  November 9th!

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 12- Last Minute Idea You Can Make Today!

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Happy Halloween and welcome to our Week 12 (FINAL!) project using Stampin' Up! products! 

I am sharing an idea that is you can make today!  So, dig out those designer papers, a little ribbon, and some stamps to make a tag and you'll be ready to go.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial and you can get to work!

You can also find this video tutorial on YouTube HERE!  Be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notice of all my new videos.

Lisa's Inklings: 

  • Measure the width of your box or candy bar.  I cut mine at 6" x 12" to get two pieces from one sheet of paper.
  • Use punches for a stamped image or sentiment.  Stack these up as seen in the video.
  • Ribbon, twine, or cording wrapped around the package makes a nice finishing touch.

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By just using stamps, ink, and paper with some punches and a ribbon or twine, you can create a really cute treat wrap that turns a simple box of candy into a really special treat.