Christmas Card and Gift Card Box

Today's projects are the Christmas card and gift card box that was featured yesterday on my Facebook Live on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

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2019-christmas-gift-card-boxThese two projects feature the Christmas Gleaming Bundle [153006]and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429]collection from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. These non-traditional colors make a beautiful combination with the copper accents.

Below is a "shortened" version of the Live Broadcast...

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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.

Here are the products used in today's projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Order your Christmas Gleaming Bundle [153006] and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper [150429] today to make this beautiful card and gift card holder!

 


Easy Cardmaking Background Technique Video with the Christmastime Is Here Suite

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It's an exciting day with the Christmastime Is Here suite of products now available from Stampin' Up!---WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

If you are wanting this beautiful offering, please do not delay!

Below is a video with an easy background technique using this beautiful suite.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The Cherry Cobbler card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  The Cherry Cobbler layer is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Whisper White about 3" x 3" and a 4" x 5-1/4" for the inside.
  • For die cutting, cut a piece of a Gold Foil Sheet 1-1/2" x 12".
  • Designer Series Paper strips: 4 patterns- (3) 1" x 4" and (3) 1/2" x 4"...2 for the inside of card.

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Want it all?  The entire suite, including that beautiful bracelet, is included in the Suite Bundle below!

Here's the link for the bundle with just the stamp set and dies...
 

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Christmas-time-is-here-bagClick the photo above to see the video for this Christmastime Is Here Project!

The Christmastime Is Here Suite of products is only available while supplies last!  Click here to place your order or you may call or email me and I will place it for you.  Thanks for checking in to see this easy background idea and please comment below to let me know if you will give it a try!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Cards - Christmas Time Is Here Coming Soon!

Christmas-time-is-here-1aToday project is another 2019 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea made with the soon to be available, Christmas Time Is Here Suite.

This beautiful suite of products will be available beginning November 1, 2019, while supplies last!  Here is the flyer with all of the offerings. I want you to be ready to order on November 1st!

Here is the video tutorial with information on the products and the how-to for this card making project.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White CS is cut for the base at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • You will need two more pieces of Whisper White: 2-5/8"x 4" and 4" x 5" to stamp and die cut the floral image.
  • The designer paper in the Mossy Meadow print is cut to 4" x 5-1/4".
  • The Cherry Cobbler with gold foil diamonds is cut 2-7/8" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need approximately 2" of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon.

Most of the products used here will not be available until this Friday, November 1, 2019. 

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Look over the flyer and make your list so you will be able to order the beautiful Christmas Time Is Here Suite on Friday!


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Coming Soon to Stampin' Up!

Christmas-time-is-here-bagComing soon to Stampin' Up! is the new Christmas Time Is Here suite of products!  These products will be available on November 1, 2019...while supplies last!

The rose theme throughout this suite is absolutely beautiful is can be used for holiday or winter projects.  The rose combined with the pinecones and evergreens make this suite a perfect addition to your crafting supplies. 

The video below gives an introduction to the products as well as the how-to t create the bag and tag project pictured above.  Make your list now so you'll be ready to order on November 1st!

Lisa's Inklings

Bag:

  • You will start with 2- 12" x 12" pieces of designer paper.
  • Score 3 sides at 3".  What will be the top of your bag, score at 2".
  • Following instructions in the video, cut two bottom tabs off the bottom of one of the sheets.
  • Assemble as in video.

Tag:

  • Cut a piece of Shimmery White card stock at 2" x 4-1/4".
  • Punch one edge with a tag topper punch.
  • Stamp, emboss, and watercolor as seen in the video.

 

One of my favorite offerings in this suite is this beautiful bracelet!  A perfect gift for a sister, mother, friend, or for you!  It's all packaged nicely in a beautiful gift box.  Just tie some of that beautiful Gold Shimmer Ribbon around it and add a handmade tag like one seen in today's video.

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I hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical, because the Christmastime Is Here Suite is just that!  This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.

Christmas-time-is-here-tagMake your list and get ready to order on November 1, 2019 this new offering from Stampin' Up!, the Christmas Time Is Here suite of products.


Magnolias to Poinsettias- Stampin' Up! 2019 Christmas Card Idea

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Here is another 2019 Christmas card idea using products from Stampin' Up!

Do you recognize that designer paper?  It's a beautiful magnolia print from the Magnolia Lane collection and Stampin' Up! is now offering a bulk pack of 20 sheets that includes 10 sheets of this print where you can transform magnolias to poinsettias!

Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper 152455
Price: $17.00

20 sheets of patterned paper: 10 each of 2 double-sided designs
12" x 12"
Acid free and Lignin free
 

Let's take a look at how the transformation takes place. Here's the how-to video tutorial...

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products used for this card project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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Christmas-Poinsettia-card-2019Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red card base is cut 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Mossy Meadow CS is  cut 4" x 5 1/4".  You'll need a scrap piece of this for punching.
  • The designer paper is cut 3 3/4" x 5".
  • You will need a scrap piece of Whisper White CS stamping and punching.

Shop the Online Store and use my Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me! This month...the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones!

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

If you've enjoyed this Christmas card idea shop now to get your supplies and start transforming magnolias to poinsettias.

 


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 11

12wkshalloween-11Today we have a cute mini open-top box for week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects here on Ink and Inspirations.

The construction of the actual mini box is very simple and you can embellish it simply or fancy!  The tags you see in the photo above were some I created weeks ago and saved in a box for future use.  These were perfect for this little Halloween project!

Watch the video tutorial below for the how-to and an option that's super quick and easy.  Let's take a look!

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this project.  I truly appreciate your orders!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer Series Paper is cut at 3" x 6".
  • Score the long side at 1-3/4", 2-3/4", 4-1/2", 5-1/2".
  • Turn the paper where the short side is up against the top.  What will be the bottom of the box should be on the left side.  Score at 1".

Shop the Online Store and use my Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me! This month...the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones!

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!


Christmas Countdown with Jackie and Lisa Brown

Are your ready to see this adorable Christmas Countdown kit from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog?

Jackie and I have been working together to put several of these together and we wanted to share some tips with you!

When we first saw this kit on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to the Greek Isles, we couldn't wait to get our hands on one and share it with you.

We created this video for together and hope you will watch and enjoy!

Here are the supply links for this project.  The kit is on backorder but order it now so Stampin' Up! can ship yours as soon as it comes in. They should be back in stock this week!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

Now, click over to those links above so you won't miss a thing and I'll see you again tomorrow with a special annoucement!


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 10

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It's time for Week 10 of the 12 weeks of Halloween with a sweet treat wrap using some of the fun Monster Bash Designer Series Paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

As we enter these last few weeks before Halloween, you'll be seeing some cute and easy projects.  This one features an tube filled with miniature M & M's you can find at most stores!

Here is the supply list for this week's Halloween project. Just click the links to shop...I truly appreciate your business!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer Paper is cut  at 5" x 4-1/2".  You will fussy cut a photo from the designer paper to make one like in the video.
  • You'll need about at 2" x 3" scrap of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock for punching.
  • Make this treat for any occasion by coordinating your designer paper to your container.

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Have you made any treats for Halloween?  I hope you are enjoying this Halloween series.  You can adapt these project ideas for any occasion! There's still time so shop now to get your supplies for this Halloween treat!


Stampin' Up! Memorable Mosaic Card with Watercolor Technique

Memorable-mosaic-watercolorHappy Monday! To start off the week, let's look at a fun watercolor technique on this Memorable Mosaic card idea.

Using Shimmery White card stock, you can create a pretty and unique watercolor background for almost any stamped image. 

This is a beautiful stamp set and the bundle includes an awesome and versatile punch!

Here's the how-to video tutorial!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Garden Green CS for base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Additional layer of Garden Green is cut 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Shimmery White CS is cut 3-1/2" x 4-1/2".
  • You'll need a piece of Very Vanilla CS cut at approximately 3" x 3" for stamping and punching sentiment.
  • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper is cut at 1/2" x 4". (patterned strip)
  • Crushed Curry CS- Two pieces cut at 1/2" x 3-1/2".

Memorable-mosaic-card-watercolorHere are the Stampin' Up! supplies used on this card idea.  Just click the links to shop! Thank you for your business and your support!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for checking in for today's video tutorial!  Shop for the supplies you'll need now to create this beautiful watercolor technique!


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 9

Triangle-fold-box-for-halloweenWe are on the home stretch with our 12 Weeks of Halloween and this week we will be making this little triangle fold box.

The little "creatures" in the Boo To You Cling Stamp Set [150550] are just cute enough not to be scary.  This treat strays from the traditional Halloween colors.  Just color the little creature to match your paper.

Here's the video tutorial for this week's Halloween project with Stampin' Up! Boo to You!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper to 3" x 6". Score at 3".
  • Put a little mark at 1-1/2" on each short side.
  • Make a diagonal score from this mark to the 3" score on both sides as shown in the video.

Add these products to your cart to make this cute triangle treat!

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Free Gift with $50 Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a pack of the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones from the FREE gift from me!

  ***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Have you made any Halloween treats?  This one triangle fold box is fun and can be adapted for any occasion so give it a try!


A Birthday Card with Die Cuts and Watercolor

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Today's project is another cardmaking idea from World Card Making Die with pretty die cuts and a watercolor technique.

This Well Written die cuts are the perfect size for the front of a card.  It's also in a beautiful hand written font that is very easy to read. 

The die cut stems are from watercolor paper that come to life with a watercolor wash technique.  Here is the edited video tutorial from Facebook that was recorded on World Card Making Day.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is Mossy Meadow cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and 1/2" x 11".
  • The designer paper from Perennial Essence was cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and cut in half diagonally.
  • So Saffron card stock is cut at 4" x 5-1/4".
  • I used a full sheet of Watercolor Paper for the watercolor wash.
  • Very Vanilla for the inside of the card is cut to 4" x 5-1/4".

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Congratulations!

A big congrats to Barb Holland and Cheryl Lee whose names were chosen in my World Card Making Day drawing!  Barb will receive the Time for Tags Host Set from the Annual Catalog and Cheryl will receive the Tags Tags Tags stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

Free Gift with $50 Order!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a pack of the beautiful Holiday Rhinestones from the FREE gift from me! 

***If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for tuning today! Hope you'll try this birthday card with this watercolor technique and beautiful dies!-- Lisa :)

 


Make a Pick-Up Card for A Friend

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This week, I'll be sharing cards from my World Card Making Day series on Facebook this last Saturday and this pick up card for a friend was one of those cards.

The Ride with Me set features this trendy pick up and I thought I'd try it with the pumpkins in the bed.  Isn't it cute?  Love that Granny Apple Green!

Here's the edited video tutorial with the how-to for this card.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".  Cut 2" off one end after scoring.
  • The gingham paper is cut at 1-3/4" x 4" and 3-1/4" x 4".
  • You'll need two pieces of Whisper White cut at 3" x 4"  and some scrap for punching.
  • Cut two strips of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 1/2" x 4" and you'll need a scrap piece for punching.

Here are the supplies used for this card.  Just click the links to shop!

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My special World Card Making Day Promotion ends tonight!

Wcmdpromotion.facebook-photo-1Shop now so you can make this pick up card for a friend and tune in tomorrow for a birthday card idea!  See you then!--Lisa


Cardmaking 101: Simple Stamping with Rustic Retreat

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If you are just getting started in cardmaking or enjoy simple stamping with minimal supplies, this cardmaking project will appeal to just about everyone who enjoys the craft.

Using stamps, ink, and paper you can create beautiful cards.  Those of us who have a few (ahem!) items to use when cardmaking may sometimes find it a challenge to use minimal supplies.  But, as you'll see with this card,  it's easy and fun and enables all of us to make the most of even a few minutes of crafting time.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".
  • Very Vanilla for the outside is cut 1-1/2" x 5-1/4".  For the inside, cut to 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Soft Suede strip is cut 1/2" x 5-1/4".
  • Designer paper is cut to 2-1/2" x 5-1/4".

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Here are the supplies needed for this project:

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Special Promotion!

World Card Making Day is this Saturday, October 5th, and we will celebrate in style!
  1. Tune in to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!  I will be going LIVE with card making projects several times during the day! (10:00AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM-Central Time) If you can't make the LIVE broadcasts or you are not on Facebook...not to worry! I will post the projects on my blog throughout the next week!
     
  2. Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) through my online store anytime between October 1-7, 2019 using the October Host Code: J2WE7TKD, and I will send you a package of the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels (p.58 in the Holiday Catalog) and you will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes in celebration of World Card Making Day.   Of course, you may also call or email your order!  Winners will be announced on October 8th!
    Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, you will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your free gift and you will be entered into the drawing!

 

Thank you for tuning in for today's simple stamping card making project and I hope to "see" you on Facebook this Saturday for World Card Making Day!


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 8

LB04NonIt's time for Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!  This is a super easy treat pouch that I absolutely love to make all the time for any occasion!

This Monster Bash Designer Series Paper is precious...not scary; just fun! Get some now and start making some of these Halloween treats!

Want to see how easy it is to put together? Here's the video tutorial...take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:
Cut designer paper 5" x 5".
Basic Black: 2" x 3" to die cut frame and 2" x 6" to slice in thin strips for filler.
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: You'll need about 2" x 3" for to die cut the piece for "eat drink and be scary".
Ribbon not necessary to hold the wrap together, it just makes it that much cuter!
Here is the supply list for today's project.  Just click the photos below to shop in my online store.

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If you enjoyed this project, be sure to check out this one made with the same Monster Bash designer paper.  And, if you're not a Halloween fan, you can still use these same ideas for other holidays or occasions!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, J2WE7TKD, to receive a FREE gift from me if your order is $50 or more before shipping and tax!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for tuning in for Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween!  Now, don't delay! Get some of this cute Monster Bash paper now and start creating!