Socks for Christmas? Unique Christmas Gift Packaging and Fun Technique Video

Unique-diy-christmas-gift-packagingGetting socks for Christmas is not always fun but with this unique gift packaging with a fun technique, the gift will be extra special.

Of course, after watching the video you may think of many other ideas and gifts that would be just as fun in the packaging idea. 

Let's take a look at the video which first aired last Wednesday on my Craft & Chat on Facebook.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is cut with two pieces at  5-1/2 x 2-1/8 and two pieces at 2-5/8 x 2-1/8.
  • Cut coordinating strips of this designer paper with two pieces at 1/2 x 5-1/2 and two pieces at 1/2 x 2-5/8.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the technique with the 6" X 8"  Cellophane Bags [102210].
  • Ribbon to tie cello packaging is cut at about 8" for each of the four pieces.
  • I think it's best to wrap the ribbon around the carrier and partially tying the bow before cutting.  Better to have too much than too little and everyone ties bows differently.

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Do you know someone who will enjoy receiving a gift in this packaging? Here's what you'll need.

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I hope you enjoyed this gift packaging idea!  Check back tomorrow for another idea!

P.S. The Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is one of part of our month long designer series paper sale.  Fifteen Designer Series Papers at 15% OFF.  The sale ends this Saturday, October 31st.  See all the papers that are on sale HERE.


Slimline Card Envelope Video

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In today's video tutorial, we will be making an envelope with the perfect fit for this card.

Made from Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101650]and the Simply Scored [122334] scoring tool, you can put this together in minutes!

Here's a look at the how-to:

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut your card stock or designer paper to 8-1/2 x 10. You will just be cutting 1" off the 11" side of a standard size piece of card stock.
  • With the 8-1/2 side at the top, score at 2 and 6.
  • With the 10 " side at top,  score at  1 and 9.
  • This envelope was sized for a slimline card with a finished size of 3-1/2 x 7-1/2.

Now it's your turn!  Get your supplies here and thank you so much for your support!

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I hope you will try this slimline card and coordinating envelope.  It would make a great birthday card for someone this fall.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 11

IMG_4237It's Week 11 for our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and as we are closing in on our last week, here's a simple box that will hold a snack size bag of candy.

Choose your designer paper and make a few of these to have on hand for treats.  Don't you love that black glitter cat?

Let's take a look at this Halloween project video tutorial then read on for details!

Lisa's Inklings:

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If you'd like to give this a try, here are the supplies that you will need!

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And, if you'd like more Halloween ideas, here's a quick reference:

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Try this cat treat box for your 2020 Halloween treats!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card That Bears Repeating!

Christmas-gleaming-2020This 2020 Christmas card idea is one from 2019 that bears repeating!

The Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En) [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] was a favorite from 2019 and appears in this years Mini Catalog which highlights the holiday season!

Let's take a look at the video from 2019 to see the assembly of this card as well as a sweet little box that works as a gift card holder.  Just change the ribbon and emboss Soft Suede ink with Clear Emboss Powder since the copper embossing powder and that ribbon used are both retired.Then, you are good to go!

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  • Very Vanilla Base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • Very Vanilla layer is cut 3" x 4".  You will also need some scrap for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5-1/4" for the large layer and 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" for the accent layer.
  • You will also need some scrap designer paper for punching ornaments.

Gift Card/Treat Box:

  • Very Vanilla for box is cut 3-3/4" x 7-1/2".
  • Score the long side at 3/4", 3-1/2", 4-1/4", and 7".
  • Score the short side at 3/4".
  • Copper Foil is cut 1/2" x 6 to 8-1/2" (depending on how big you want your handle and you'll need a small scrap piece to punch your ornament.
  • Slice Pretty Peacock into 1/2" strips for filler.

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You can make some beautiful Christmas cards with the Christmas Gleaming Bundle (En) [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] and be sure and come back to more for Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 10

IMG_4234We are already to Week 10 of our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and video tutorials.

As we get closer to Halloween, you will see projects that you can easily create for your children, grandchildren, or neighborhood friends!

This treat packaging is what I like to call a tent.  Use your designer paper and have fun making lots of these!

Here is the how-to video tutorial for this week's Halloween project.

Lisa's Inklings:
- Cut one piece of Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper [153517] to 3-1/4 x 6-1/2.  Score at 2" for what will be the bottom front.
- Cut another piece of the same print to 3-1/4 x 8-1/2.  Score at 2" and 6-1/2".
- You will need another small piece of Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper [153517] and Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for punching.

IMG_4235If you'd like to re-create this project yourself, here is the Stampin' Up! supply list.

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Take a look at all the 2020 Halloween projects in this blog series at the links below.

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Try this little treat tent for your 2020 Halloween goodies!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Box - For Unto Us

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Here are two 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas projects from last week's Craft and Chat on Facebook...a card and gift box with the beautiful For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set [153335].

This stamp set is one that might be overlooked since there are no images.  These beautiful fonts and sentiments are wonderful for Christmas cards and gift packages.  As you can see above and below, the sentiments really stand out when paired with awesome paper, don't you think?

LisaBrown-For-Unto-Us-BoxLet's take a look at the edited recording of the LIVE.  If you're not following me on Facebook, click on over and do it right now!  Craft and Chat is on Wednesday mornings at 10 am Central.  For the next two weeks, you will see a pre-recorded video with some awesome project that you don't want to miss!

Card:
Whisper White Cardstock [100730]: Base 4-1/4 x 11, 4 x 4 for die cutting, 4 x 5-1/4 for inside of card
Gift Box:
Red Velvet Paper [153490]- 6 x 8-1/2 scored at 2,4,6,8. Turn and score at 2" for box bottom. You will need a scrap of the velvet paper to die cut.
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper [153486]- Fussy cut poinsettia and strips for filler.
Whisper White Cardstock [100730]- Scrap for stamping and fussy cutting sentiment
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack [153537]- Nail Salon Ad in red foil to cut and adhere.
 
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Create some beautiful projects for the 2020 Christmas season with the For Unto Us stamp set!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 9

2020-halloween-projects-wk-9It's Week 9 of my 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects and this time we are continuing this cute cup project.  (In case you missed the projects and video from earlier, you can see it here!)

In this video, you will see me cover the entire cup with some beautiful designer paper to make a fun Halloween treat holder.   Fill with candy, a gift card, or maybe even a little pair of socks!

Here's the video how-to so that you can make your own.

Lisa's Inkings:

Halloween-9-2020-projectsNeed supplies to make this project? Here's the supply list.  Thank you so much for your support.  When you order from me it allows me to continue ordering free video tutorials!

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If you haven't crafted with these adorable cups and coordinating dies, the holiday season is the perfect time! 

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DIY Gift Idea with Warm Hugs Bundle

Stampin-up-gift-idea-warm-hugsToday's project and video tutorial is a DIY gift idea using the Warm Hugs Bundle (English) [155145] from Stampin' Up!  The video is a recording of a recent Facebook Live  and you'll see how my mindset went from shying away from this bundle to "I gotta have it!"

The coffee/latte theme is very popular but try not to box yourself into just that idea.  These cups and sentiments can be used for packaging lots of different mini gifts!

Let's take a look at the video and you'll see!

Lisa's Inklings:

Diy-gift-warm-hugsReady to make your own cute cups for DIY gift giving?  Here are the supplies you'll need.  I would be so grateful for you to place your order with me!

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October 16th is my 14th Stampin' Up! Anniversary! So since we are celebrating World Card Sending Week following Saturday's World Card Making Day, here is an ordering special and giveaway!
Place an order using Host Code YZ3XDJQA of $50 or more before shipping and tax from October 1 through October 16th (Midnight) and receive a thank you gift from me and be entered into a drawing for prizes! Winners announced on October 18th!
 
(Reminder: If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use host code so that you will receive your rewards from Stampin' Up! for free product.)
 
Prizes for those that qualify for the giveaway drawing include Stampin' Up! product including a September Paper Pumpkin kit and a Stamparatus!
Being a part of Stampin' Up! has been a life changer for me. From all the wonderful folks that I have met, to what I've learned about card making and paper crafting, to earning trips that my husband, Jackie, and I would never have been able to enjoy on our own...it's all been amazing!  Much gratitude to all of you who have supported and chosen me as your demonstrator, my team members who have accompanied me in this journey, and family and friends who have encouraged and supported me! Thank you all!
 
Now it's time to get busy with our crafting projects!  Let me know how I can help you!

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12 Weeks of Christmas Coming Soon!

12-christmas.facebook-photoIn one week, the 12 Weeks of Christmas will begin!

Members of my mailing list will be receiving 12 FREE holiday projects.  If you are not yet on my list, you must sign up by 1:00 pm Central Time on next Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to begin receiving these project ideas!

The 12 Weeks of Christmas include:

  • Card Projects
  • Gift Idea Projects
  • Bags, Tags, and Wraps Project Ideas

Again, you must be on my mailing list to receive these FREE projects!  Don't delay!  Fill out the information in the box in the upper right hand corner of my blog today!

 


2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 8

2020-halloween-projects-8-belly-band-candy-wrapWe are on Week 8 with our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects!  This one is an easy treat wrap with a fun belly band using the Banner Year Bundle.

This is a good size for the fun size candy bags and is easy open for little ones.  Here's the how-to video tutorial for this Halloween project.

Lisa's Inklings:

2020-halloween-projects- 8bIf you enjoyed today's project video tutorial and would like to make this Halloween treat wrap, here is a listing of supplies...

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In case you've missed the other Halloween projects just click on the links below!

Thanks for tuning in for this 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween project with the Banner Year Bundle!  See you again soon!

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Fun Fold with Gnome for Christmas

Stampin- up-fun-fold-christmas-card-gnomeToday's project features a fun fold idea with Gnome for the Holidays for this 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card.

The video tutorial is a recording from yesterday's Facebook Live, Craft and Chat on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.  As usual, it IS a little chatty but we have fun and made a really cute Christmas card.

Gnome for the Holidays is a precious stamp set.  You can see how the conversion of one to a Halloween gnome HERE.

Here's the recording of the LIVE broadcast.  Have a look then read on for some details that will be helpful to you! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 10-1/2 x 5-1/2. Score at 3-1/2 and 7. Score folds as seen on video (1-7/8").
  • Strip for belly band is cut 1 x 11.
  • DSP - 2 pieces cut at 5-1/8 x 3-1/4. Cut corners diagonally at 1-7/8" on inner side of each piece as seen in video. Cut off 1/2" of each flat end of diagonal piece.
  • Whisper White is cut at 5-1/8 x 3-1/4. Cut diagonally at top and bottom as seen in video; again measuring to 1-7/8".

IMG_4251This fun and fancy fold is called a miura fold...origami.  The back and forth folding helps with the overall completed look but it confuses me at times as you saw in the video! ;)

Also in the video, the sentiment had to be "re-worked" but this is the version I prefer.  Next go around, it might be good for me to try stamping the sentiment first.

IMG_4252The colors in this designer series paper are beautiful.  Don't you love the Highland Heather mixed with those Stampin' Up! blues?

You know you'd love to try this fun fold!  Here is a listing of supplies so you can re-create this one.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 7

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This week's Halloween project is a decor piece that I like to share each year; a Halloween banner.   These are fun to make and and can range from eerie to fun.   This one is cute and fun using the Have A Hoot Bundle (English) [155208].

These banners have differed in length each year from three to seven "flag" pieces. Here's one made with circles and here's one that's more clean and simple.

Let's take a look at the banner for 2020 in today's video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:
Banner pieces are cut 3-3/4 x 5.
Mark the bottom  center of each piece at 1-7/8.
Make up on each side from the bottom at 1".
Cut from bottom center up to each 1" marking on the each side to form the banner shape.
Die cut five circles from Black Glitter Paper [153518].
Cut reinforcing strips at 1" x 3-3/4".

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Center Banner Piece

 

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Banner Piece on each side of center

 

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Coming Home for Christmas

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Today's project and video tutorial is a 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas card with a them of Coming Home for Christmas.

This handmade card was created with the Coming Home Bundle [155144] and coordinating products from the current Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog, August -December 2020.

This is a great stamp set and collection of dies.  Don't miss the Thanksgiving Card that was created with it HERE.

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With each purchase of this stamp set, bundle, or suite, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility as part of our Making A Difference Program.

IMG_4220Let's take a look at the assembly of this card with some tips in the video tutorial below.

Lisa's Inklings:
Misty Moonlight Cardstock [153081] card base is 5-/12 x 8-1/2.
Whisper White Cardstock [100730] to die cut is 3-1/2 x 5-1/2.
Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] 2-1/2 x 5-1/2.

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These would make beautiful Christmas cards and if you start now, you'll have plenty of time!
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Make A Thanksgiving Card with the Coming Home Bundle

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Make A Thanksgiving Card with the Coming Home Bundle

Today's project is a Thanksgiving card made with the awesome Coming Home Bundle [155144] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.   It's also important to mention that with each purchase of this stamp set, bundle, or suite, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility as part of our Making A Difference Program.

From the Stampin' Up! Home Office:

At Stampin’ Up!, people are at the heart of everything we do. In addition to bringing people together through creativity, we want to always give back to our communities. The Making a Difference program focuses on ways that employees, demonstrators, and customers around the globe can work together to better the lives of others.

This card made with the Coming Home Bundle [155144] was created during a recent Facebook Live broadcast.  My lives on Facebook are rightfully named "Craft and Chat" because that's what we do!  While a little of the chatter was omitted, I hope you will enjoy the rest of the recording!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Old Olive Base is cut 4-1/4 x 11. Score at 5-1/2.
  • Old Olive pieces- 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 and 4-1/4 x 2-1/2.
  • Designer Paper- 4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White- half sheet for stamping and die cutting
  • Crumb Cake for sentiment- 1/2 x 4

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Capture the feel of a hometown holiday with the whimsical imagery of the Coming Home Stamp Set or Coming Home Bundle [155144] from Stampin' Up!

 

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 6

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Today's project is a Ghoulish Goodies Cling Stamp Set [153362] box for Week 6 of our 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects.  This is a fun, not scary, treat box with a fun element that you'll see in the video.

Highlighted here is the beautiful Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper [153517].  It's our Stampin' Up! Halloween paper for the season but it is so much more! The gorgeous, rich colors and amazing prints make this paper appropriate for many different kinds of projects.

Let's take a look at today's how-to!

Lisa's Inklings:

2020-halloween-stampin-up.blog-post-imageHave you seen the other 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects from Ink and Inspirations?

2020-stampin-up-halloween-projects-cat-boxDo you have little ones or little friends that would love this wobbly cat?  Here are the supplies so you can make your own!

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