2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Easy Bag for Treats or Gifts

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Well, friends, 2021 Halloween is just around the corner so here's an easy treat or gift bag that you can make in a jiffy! 

This one is created with the Frightfully Cute Bundle (currently on backorder) but you can use any of the supplies that you have on hand to create this for Halloween treats or a little gift.  In fact, you can see a re-make of this bag, the Christmas version, right here.

Notice that I did not use a Halloween designer paper for this bag.  This pattern is in Bumblebee from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

2021-stampin-up-halloween-project-gift-pouchHere are the simple directions for assembling this easy gift bag for 2021 Halloween or any occasion!

  • The card stock for the bag is cut 8-½ x 11. Score on the long side at 4-½, 5-¼, 9-¾, 11. 
  • Turn and score at 1-½ for what will be the bag bottom.
  • Embellish the bag with die-cuts, stamped images, ribbon, and gems to coordinate with your card stock, designer paper, and for the occasion.

Now you are ready to create this bag for any celebration!  It's easy and fun and you can decorate it however you'd like!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's time for you to try this easy bag for treats and gifts for 2021 Halloween, Christmas, or any occasion!


2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

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This Blessing Box is a special project and the 2021 version is created with the beautiful Gorgeous Leaves Bundle by Stampin' Up!

The idea behind the Blessing Box came to me when so many would often tell me how much it meant to receive a card from me.  And, when my brother told me that he's kept every card that I've ever made for him.  It made me think about those who never receive a little "paper hug" in the mail.  How could that be changed even if only for just a few?

And, thus, the Blessing Box was created.  A little box that holds 3 x 3 cards with a kind phrase, a verse from God's Word, or an uplifting message...just a random act of kindness.  There is no signature, no credit; just sharing in hopes that it will be a blessing in someone's day.

The video goes into a little more detail about how these are shared so I hope you'll watch and make plans to create your Blessing Box.

2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

Lisa's Inklings:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet- 2021 Blessing Box PDF

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Let me know when you create your 2021 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves or whatever stamp set you choose!


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Find us HERE on YouTube at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, and 4 PM PT.

We will be making a blessing box with 3 x 3 cards that anyone can make!  See you then!


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag

2021-Stampin-up-christmas-season-card-gift-bagYou are going to love these coordinating 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

The card is a fun fold that looks a little more tricky than it actually is and the bag is super simple.  And, the pine cones from the Christmas Season Bundle (English) [156801]are so realistic with the two-step stamping technique on Crumb Cake card stock against the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper [156292] background.  These elements make for a really special project.

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The video below first premiered on YouTube on October 15, 2021.  I have it posted below along with my "Inklings" section with details on the project.  There is also a link to a PDF with project details below for your files!

Now, on to the video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

Lisa's Inklings for Card:

 

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Lisa’s Inklings for the bag:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Bag -Ink and Inspirations Project PDF

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Now it's your turn to create this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season card and gift bag for the upcoming holiday season!


2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Cute Halloween Triangle Treat Box

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Today's project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween triangle treat box created with the Cute Halloween 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [156479].

This little triangle holds a few pieces of candy and makes a cute presentation.  This designer paper stack is already cut 6 x 6 and you can make two of these treat holders with one sheet of paper. 

Here's the video tutorial so you can make these yourself.

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Lisa's Inklings:

FREE Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet

Download the PDF for this project to save for future reference; free for you from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations. 

2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project- Cute Halloween Triangle Treat Box PDF

2021-stampin-up-halloween-triangle-treat-3Here are my previously posted 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween treats holders...just in case you missed these ;)...

For another really cute Halloween-themed gift bag, be sure to tune into my Facebook LIVE today, Thursday, October 14, 2021, at NOON, Central Time, 1 PM ET, 11 AM MT, 10 AM PT.

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Now that you've read this post, go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE and FOLLOW my page so you are there for my LIVE with another 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project and get in on the conversation during the live videos and other posts with paper crafters just like you!

 


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-Card-techniques-angels-of-peaceThis project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card that I hope you will love as much as I do!  With some easy techniques that you can add or omit, this card will be a pretty favorite that your friends and family will love!

The Angels Of Peace Cling Stamp Set (English) [156365] is one that can be used during the Christmas season or any time of year.  This little one carries a little holly sprig and there is a more mature angel.  Both are super sweet and pretty and are fun to color.

This project was originally seen on my YouTube Premiere last week.  You can tune in there on most Thursday evenings to see a new project or two and participate in the LIVE chat.

Here's a look at this card in the making with those easy techniques that I mentioned earlier.

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

Lisa's Inklings:

Download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet PDF Here. This PDF contains project details with measurements and a complete listing of supplies used on this card.

You can save this PDF (linked above) to your files on your device or print it to keep on file.

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You can create this card without all the techniques and it would still be a beautiful card and much easier to mass-produce. And, you could always re-create it in a different color scheme.  It would be so pretty in traditional colors, too.  What do you think about this card in pink?  I am loving this color palette featured in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper [156329].

Now that you've read this post, get the supplies you need to make this card. Thank you for tuning in today for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card with easy techniques.


2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects- Frightfully Cute Treat Box

2021-stampin-up-halloween-treat-box-1This 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Project is a remake of this box but this one is decked out with the Frightfully Cute Bundle [156493] from the 2021 July-January mini catalog. 

Isn't the blue and yellow a pretty combination?  This little owl is guarding a box full of sweets.  This box could even hold a little gift.

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Here's a look at the how-to so you can make this 2021 Stampin' Halloween box, too!

Lisa's Inklings:
Night Of Navy Cardstock [100867] (2) 5 x 6. Score at 1" all four sides, (2) 2-3/4 x 3/4, (2) 3-3/4 x 3/4, (1) 2-3/4 x 3-3/4.

Crushed Curry  Cardstock [131199]  (2) 3-7/8 x 7/8, (2) 2-7/8 x 7/8, (1) 2-7/8 x 3-7/8  plus a small piece to stamp sentiment.
You will need scrap pieces of the other card stock colors to die-cut: Gray Granite  Cardstock [146983] and Early Espresso  Cardstock [119686].
Substitute Crushed Curry for stars since this Be Dazzling Paper is no longer available.

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Look at all that chocolate goodness!  Well, to me, anyway! ;)  I always tell Jackie, my husband, NOT to eat the candy in my studio because there is NO telling how old it is.  If he finds this box, he will know these are fresh!

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Although designed as a Halloween project, this is a versatile box that you could adapt for any occasion.  A small gift would be nice tucked inside.  Here are some ideas...

  • An infant onesie
  • A bottle or two of essential oils wrapped in tissue for added protection.  (It would be a good idea to use glue dots or a small piece of tape to keep the box closed.)
  • A gift card with a few candies.
  • Some Stampin' Up! adhesives for your favorite crafter.
  • Scented or specialty soaps.

These are just a few ideas and I am sure you can think of more!

Here is the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet that you can download or print.  It contains all of the measurements and the products used!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Now, it's your turn to re-create this 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Box!


Make Your Handmade Card Into A Gift for Christmas

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Here's a tip for making your handmade Christmas card into a gift!

Not too long ago, these ornaments were shared as one of my YouTube Premieres as well as here on the blog.

I knew that these ornaments would make a great focal point for a Christmas card but wanted to come up with a plan so that these could still be used as an ornament thereby making the card into a gift!

Watch the video below for the plan then we will chat more about it afterward.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • You only need a small dab of glue for this to work.  Start small then add more if needed.
  • As mentioned in the video, you can create almost any shape/label into an ornament.
  • Before placing the ornament on the card, sign the back and date it.
  • Be sure to include instructions inside the card for removing the ornament.

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-card-and-ornament-2Here's another card idea with a similar ornament.  There are really quite a few possibilities...just take a look through your supplies!

Before you go, just a few thoughts:

  • If you've ever thought about joining our community of stampers, now is a great time!  We have a lot of fun in our Facebook group encouraging each other and sharing our love of the craft! And, we have become friends through our ZOOM meetings even though we are scattered across the U.S.  While anytime is a great time to join us, if you join before the end of the day on Thursday, September 30th, you get to add an additional bundle to your Starter Kit!  Want to know more or talk about it?  Give me a call! 409-719-2853.
  • Every Thursday evening, there is a new Premiere video on my YouTube channel.  You can go there on Thursdays, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, and 4 PM PT and participate in the LIVE chat with us. 

Also, be sure to Like and Follow my page on Facebook:  Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown

and join our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!

Thanks for tuning in today and I hope you will make some of your handmade cards into Christmas gifts this holiday season!

 


Make A Small Gift Box for a Candle

Diy-small-fall-gift box-stampin-upLet's start the week with a fun project...a gift box for a candle from the Target Dollar Spot! (I think it's still called by that name!)

Anyway, if you are a Target Shopper, then you are familiar with this area of the store which is usually near the entrance.  Our daughter, Kristen, and I went shopping the other day and I had to check out all the fall goodies in this area.  These candles came in several colors with several sentiments and scents...cost: $3.  As a former classroom teacher, I know that I would have loved a little gift like this so I purchased two for Mia's preschool teachers.

Of course, there needed to be a sweet box to hold this candle and the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle [156478]  would make the perfect accents.

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Below, you can see the how-to video which is a recording of my Craft & Chat with Lisa LIVE broadcast on my Facebook page.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used to make this candle gift box.  Just click on the links below to read more about the products.  I will be happy to help you if you have questions or need help with an order!

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Who do you know that would love this gift?  I am thinking that I should have purchased more than two!

Diy-small-fall-gift box-stampin-up-pretty-pumpkins-candleNow it's your turn to visit Target then my Online Store so that you can make this cute small gift box for your candles!


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-1Today's project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder that made its first appearance on my YouTube premiere this evening. This idea came to me when thinking of Lyla and Mia, two of our grands, and how much they appreciate experiences and special "Honey and Papa" time. 

Since I did not have the Penguin bundle and it's not available for order, I thought that this designer paper that was earned for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration item would be perfect for this project.

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Watch the video then make a list of all your young and young at heart family and friends that would appreciate this little gift!

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder

 

Lisa's Inklings:

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-bookIf you'd like to create this project just as you see here, click on the links below to shop.  Remember, you will receive the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper [158420] FREE with a $50 order before shipping and tax!  You will also receive a FREE pass to my special online World Card Making Day Event on October 2, 2021.

 

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Here are a few ideas that I've thought of for my coupon folder:

  • Good for one Milk Shake from Dairy Queen with Honey and Papa.
  • Good for one trip to the movies.
  • Special Movie night at home with popcorn.
  • "Dance party" in the living room with Honey.
  • Special craft session with Honey with Stampin' Up! paper and markers.
  • Game night with Honey and Papa.

I am sure there will be more that I will think of but that's a start for me.  Think about what your loved ones like to do.  It's easy and you will make treasured memories. 

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-openI'd love to hear for whom you will create this Stampin' Up! Christmas gift coupon folder and make your 2021 holiday extra special so share in the comments or e-mail me with your thoughts!


Facebook Live and YouTube Premiere Today!

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Join me on Facebook Live today!

Time:
1 PM Eastern

12 PM Central

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We will be making a sweet little gift box with a Fall theme and the Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.

Then, this evening, join us on YouTube for a fun Christmas gift coupon folder!

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-1Tune in HERE at 7 PM Eastern, 6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific!

Sign in to your Google account so that you can participate in the LIVE chat!

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  • One more week of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn a Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase.

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  • With a $35 minimum purchase (before shipping and tax) by Tuesday, September 28th, get a FREE pass to my special World Card Making Day Event on October 2nd with project demonstrations, three project kits mailed to you after the event, door prizes, and lots of stamping fun!  Don't miss it!  Get the details HERE!
  • Become part of our community of stampers!  Our Ink and Inspirations Stars team is a fun and enthusiastic group of stampers.  And, sign up by September 30th and you'll get $125 in product for $99 plus an extra bundle from the current mini catalog!  Contact me for more information, with questions, or if you are ready, you can sign up now!

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Questions? Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or call me at 409-719-2853!

See you later on Facebook Live and this evening for the YouTube Premiere!

 


Simple Spotlighting Technique for Card Making

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Here's a sweet project with a simple spotlighting technique for card making.  This card and video have been ready to share for quite some time and the linen thread is no longer available.  I'll share an alternative during the video.

About the technique...

There is a spotlighting technique that is a little more "detailed" but this method is really easy and I think you will enjoy it for your cards.  Here's a close-up look...

Simple-spotlighting-cardmaking-technique-2Let's take a look at the video tutorial so you can try it!

Simple Spotlighting Technique for Card Making

Lisa's Inklings:

If you'd like to create this card, just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home. Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

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Now you can create a card with a simple spotlighting technique to add a pop of interest to your handmade creations!


Alcohol Marker and Vellum Technique for Cardmaking

Sept-16This week's YouTube Premiere featured an alcohol marker and vellum technique for cardmaking.  This is a really fun technique and you may find yourself doing it over and over.  There will be a supply list below but it's important that you have 99.9% Isopropol Alcohol.  This link takes you to the brand that I purchased from Amazon.

Alcohol-vellum-technique-stampin-up-1There's just a touch of this technique on the card above.  Can you spot it?

The second card was a remake of an anniversary card that I made for Jackie.  You will see the comparison in the video.

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Here's the video for your viewing pleasure. :)

Alcohol Marker and Vellum Technique for Card Making.

Lisa's Inklings for Card #1:

Card #2:

This is a beautiful suite of products.  You can see all the parts HERE.

Here are the specifics that were used for these two projects. I added the ephemera pack because there are parts you can use on these cards.

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Create your own beautiful Blackberry Suite cards and try this alcohol marker and vellum technique on your next cardmaking project!

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Reminder:

I still have a few Adhesive Packs available!  It's a super deal and makes a great gift.  Read all about it HERE.


Using Beautiful Scalloped Dies for Cardmaking

Contour-dies-to-enhance-handmade-cardsToday's project features some of my favorite scalloped dies for cardmaking.  The Scalloped Contours Dies can be purchased with the coordinating stamp set as the Color & Contour Bundle (English) [158356]. These dies can be used as layers for any card and the detail is superb.

Here's the quick video for today's card and a comparison of the different label dies.

Using Beautiful Scalloped Dies for Cardmaking

Lisa's Inklings:

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Aren't these Scalloped Contours Dies the best?  I hope you feel the same way! If you'd like to make this same card, here are the supplies that I used. Just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home.

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Take a look at two other ways to use these dies HERE.

If you're looking for an easy way to add a special touch to your cardmaking, try the beautiful Scalloped Contours Dies.


2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and DIY Ornament with Peaceful Deer

Blank 2000 x 2000 (4)Oh my goodness...I am having so much fun creating holiday projects and this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card and DIY ornament are two special ones.   These were featured this week on my YouTube Premiere and I didn't want you to miss out if you weren't present. :)

Let's take a look at the recording of the video first and then will concentrate on some specifics.

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and DIY Ornament with Peaceful Deer

Here's a look at the Christmas card...

2021-stampin-up-christmas-card-peaceful-deer-pink-1Lisa's Inklings for Christmas Card:

2021-stampin-up-christmas-card-peaceful-deer-pinkAdd any of the supplies I used on this Christmas Card into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.

Supply List for this 2021 Christmas Card:

2021-Stampin-up-christmas-ornament-peaceful-deer-1Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for the DIY Christmas ornament.  Keep in mind that some of these items were also used for today's Christmas card.

DIY Christmas Ornament Supply List:

2021-stampin-up-christmas-ornament-peaceful-deerLet's all start now getting our Christmas cards, decór, and gifts ready so we can relax and enjoy the as the holidays approach. Shop now so you can begin with this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card and diy ornament idea!