Pretty Cards with Planted Paradise

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This week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube unveiled the delightful versatility of the Planted Paradise stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Are you someone who finds joy in the beauty of plants? Then this stamp set is tailor-made for you! Featuring organic shapes and relaxed details, the Planted Paradise Stamp Set is designed to elevate your love for plants to new heights.

Let's look at the recorded replay of this week's video for two simply stamped cards with Planted Paradise.

 

Whether for birthdays, wedding showers, or any other special occasion, these stamps allow you to stamp vases in a row for a charming indoor potted plant display, or drape leaves over the vases to transform them into elegant hanging baskets. With the ability to mix and match different elements for added foliage, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

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Let the relaxed, natural designs of this stamp set infuse your cards, banners, gift tags, and other paper crafts with a refreshing and vibrant energy that resonates with any space!
Order the Planted Paradise stamp set today!

 


Mother's Day Gift Card and Coupon Holder

Planted-paradise-gift-card-holderLooking for the perfect gift for the moms or graduates in your life? Look no further! Our latest YouTube video is packed with inspiration for an easy DIY gift idea that's sure to impress.

All you need is a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from your stash, and you're ready to get started.

Watch the video now to learn how to create something truly special for your loved ones.

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Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, graduation, or any other special occasion, this thoughtful handmade gift is sure to bring a smile to their face.

As a bonus for you today, here are some ideas that could be incorporated into DIY coupons for moms in your life:

  1. Dinner Date: Offer to cook her favorite meal or take her out to her favorite restaurant for a special dinner date.
  2. Movie Night: Plan a cozy movie night at home with popcorn, snacks, and her choice of movies.
  3. Shopping Spree: Give her a shopping voucher to her favorite store or online shop, so she can treat herself to something special.
  4. Day Out: Plan a fun day out together, whether it's exploring a nearby town, visiting a museum, or going on a scenic hike.
  5. DIY Crafting Session: Spend a day crafting together, whether it's cardmaking or creating scrapbooks.
  6. Coffee Date: Treat her to a coffee date at her favorite café, where you can catch up over lattes and pastries.
  7. Home Organization: Offer to help her organize and declutter a room in her home, whether it's her closet, kitchen, or home office.
  8. DIY Home Décor: Create a handmade home décor item together, such as a personalized photo frame, decorative wall hanging, or hand-painted sign.

You get the idea!  Now it's time for you to make this adorable mini book for DIY coupons and/or gift cards!  One your done, share your project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group!


Paper Techniques and Heartfelt Messages

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In this week's LIVE Ink and Inspirations video on Facebook and YouTube, we tapped into the wonderful world of using scraps of patterned paper to create stunning designs for your handmade cards!  Who knew those little bits could make such a big impact? You'll see the magic happen when you watch the replay!

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And speaking of impactful cards, let's talk about the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set.  When you're at a loss for words but still want to show you care, this sentiment-only stamp set comes to the rescue.  Inspired by the strength and resilience of those who've faced tough times, these messages of love and support are perfect for get-well cards, sympathy cards, or just letting someone know you're thinking of them.

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Now let's watch the replay of the LIVE video for some crafting inspiration.

Let's spread love and comfort, one handmade card at a time. And, don't forget to check out the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set to add a heartfelt touch to your next project!


Don't Re-Invent the Wheel- A Time Saving Tip in Cardmaking

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Are you ready to supercharge your cardmaking productivity? In this week's tip video, I'm sharing one of my tried-and-true secrets for designing and creating cards efficiently. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

No more wasting time trying to reinvent the wheel—watch the video on YouTube now to uncover this handy tip that will revolutionize your cardmaking process. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this tip is sure to save you time.

So what are you waiting for? Click below to watch the video and unlock your cardmaking efficiency today! Happy crafting!

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Do you have any time-saving tips for cardmaking?  Comment below and share with us!

 
 

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Gift Ideas

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Easter is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to start crafting some adorable gifts with the Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny stamp set.

One of my favorite gift ideas for Easter is creating special wraps, tags, and packaging for decorative kitchen towels. It's a simple yet thoughtful way to elevate a useful gift into something truly special. And, for those Easter treats and mini gifts, you can make this mini bag with another adorable bunny!

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In last week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube, we showcased two charming projects using this cute Easter Bunny stamp set. Be sure to check out the recording below for all the inspiration!

Lisa's Inklings:
-The designer paper for the towel wrap measures 3" wide by 12" long.
-The measurements for the treat bag are as follows: Designer Paper- 6" tall x 8 1/2" wide. Score the 8 1/2" side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Score the 6" side at 1" (for bag bottom), 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".

Featured Products:
Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272]
Flowering Zinnias 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163469]
A Little Latte 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163453]

See two other projects with this adorable Easter Bunny stamp set HERE.

Ready to bring these Easter gift ideas to life? Head over to the Stampin' Up! online store to purchase the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272] and all the supplies you need to create these delightful projects. Let's make this Easter season extra memorable with handmade gifts from the heart!


Card for A Friend with Latte Love

Little-latte-card-live-1Today's project is one that we made in last week's LIVE on Friday.  The Latte Love Bundle is one of the new Online Exclusives from Stampin' Up! that is not in any catalog but can only be found in the online store.

With the Latte Love Stamp Set, create fun paper crafting projects with coffee-themed imagery and heartfelt sentiments and brighten someone’s day! Make the mug design the centerpiece of your card front and fill it with the coffee or hot chocolate designs. Stamp the coffee bean, coffee drop, or spoon images repeatedly to make fun backgrounds, or just add a couple of stamped coffee designs as accents on your cards for coffee-loving friends! You’ll love the cozy vibe this set will bring to your crafts. Just choose the color palette and coloring tool of your choice to complete your projects, and you’re all set!

The Latte Love Dies include a French press, mug, spoon, and breakfast accessories die cuts to your projects. Create a rich breakfast table scene. Combine the outline and full beverage images for a complete look and add some extra details like the cup or coffee bean designs. Or just add some of the die-cut elements as fun accents to a card background and bring depth and layers to your projects!

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Now that you've  seen the video and read this post, visit the the Online Store to add these to your collection.


Too Many Words? Say What You Want To Say

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Ever find yourself struggling to fit the perfect sentiment onto your card? You're not alone! Sometimes, those sentiment stamps can have a little too much to say. But fear not, because today's tip video has a simple suggestion that's sure to come in handy!

In this quick and easy tutorial, we'll show you a clever trick that works with many sentiment stamps. It's a game-changer for those times when you need to get your message across with just the right words.

Ready to streamline your sentiment stamping process and take your cards to the next level? Watch the video below to learn more!

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So if you're tired of wrestling with wordy sentiments and searching for just the right fit, be sure to try this tip from today's video tutorial. You'll be amazed at how this simple trick can make a world of difference in your cardmaking projects.


A Whole Latte Love!

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Are you ready to add a little "latte" love to your crafting projects? Well, you're in luck because I'm thrilled to introduce this brand new suite - A Little Latte - as one of the NEW Online Exclusives from Stampin' Up! And guess what? It's available starting today!

This suite of products is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys cozying up with a delicious warm drink. From the charming stamp set and coordinating dies to the delightful designer paper and coordinating embellishments, there's something here for every coffee enthusiast.

The card sample you see above showcases the gorgeous designer paper, which features an array of images that are perfect for die-cutting or fussy-cutting. Whether you're creating cards for friends, scrapbooking memories of your favorite coffee dates, or simply indulging in a little crafting therapy, this suite has you covered.

Ready to see this suite in action? Check out the video below, featuring the talented designers behind this wonderful collection.

Grab your own A Little Latte Suite Collection today to add a touch of warmth and whimsy to your next crafting project! Click here---> A Little Latte Suite Collection--- to get your hands on it now!


Seeing Red? A Rubber Stamping Tip

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As cardmakers and paper crafters, we all know the joy of breaking in a brand-new photopolymer stamp set. There's something so satisfying about seeing those crisp, clean images transfer onto our projects for the first time.

But let's be real - as much as we love our vibrant reds, pinks, and purples, these can often leave our beloved stamps looking a little worse for wear after just one use. Fear not, though, because today I'm sharing a game-changing tip that will help minimize staining and keep your stamps looking fresh for longer.

In today's video tutorial, I'll walk you through the simple steps you can take to preserve the pristine look of your photopolymer stamp sets. Let's take a look!
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With just a few handy tricks, you'll be able to enjoy vibrant colors without worrying about pesky stains spoiling the party. So if you're tired of "seeing red" every time you reach for your stamps, this one's for you!

And, if you found this tip helpful, don't forget to share it with your crafting friends. Let's keep our stamping supplies looking fabulous for years!


Trusty Toolbox for Dad Card

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Have you seen the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!? This versatile collection is perfect for creating masculine-themed cards and projects.

But here's the catch: Sale-A-Bration ends soon, so you only have two more days to snag this paper for FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this limited-time offer!

Check out today's video to see how you can use the Trusty Toolbox paper to add some DIY flair to your cardmaking creations.

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  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Designer Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to layer over card base; fussy cut 5-7 "tools" to use on your card; cut or die cut a rectangle 2 1/4" x 3 3/4".
  • Basic White: 2 1/2" x 4"; 2 1/4" x 1 " for sentiment.

The Trusty Toolbox designer paper begs to be cut apart with all the fun tool images so head over to my online store to make your qualifying purchase before February 29th and get your hands on this must-have paper pack. Let's get crafting!


Make Easter Cards with Our February Product Spotlight

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The Easter Lilies Bundle is a beautiful stamp set and dies collection and it’s this month's product spotlight!  These beautiful lily images and inspirational sentiments of faith will make your Easter projects extra special and meaningful to family and friends.

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FREE TUTORIAL! If you order this product online by February 29th, I'm going to send you my FREE Video Tutorial featuring the Easter Lilies Bundle to make a Hexagon Spring Box Card ($15.00 value) as a special Thank You!

 

Within 24 hours of your purchase, you'll receive exclusive access to a video tutorial featuring a stunning Hexagon Spring Box Card! Watch as I guide you through the steps to create this unique and eye-catching project. Plus, I'll share additional samples of the Hexagon Spring Box to spark your creativity and inspire your own crafting adventures.

 

Once you start crafting with the Easter Lilies Bundle, you'll be hooked! Don't miss this opportunity to add elegance and charm to your Easter creations. Order now and let the Easter crafting begin!

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This card folds down to fit in one of our standard-size (Medium) envelopes.

Order the Easter Lilies Bundle now and get started on some beautiful Easter creations for your family and friends!

Click here to order the Easter Lilies Bundle!


Double Down In Cardmaking? A Tip and A Time Saver

Double-downHow do you double down in cardmaking?  Today's video will show you exactly how this tip can also be a time saver.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think!

Double-down-screenThese Clear Medium Envelopes are great for storing your cards until you're ready to send or give.

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If you don't already double down in cardmaking, try this tip that can save you time in more that one way! Let me know what you think in the comment section below!


Celebrate Easter with Handmade Creations with Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies

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As we journey through the season of Lent, it's never too early to start preparing for the joyous celebration of Easter. For those who love to create, this means getting those special cards and projects ready to share with our families, grandchildren, and church communities.

In this week's LIVE video, we had the pleasure of showcasing the beautiful Easter Lilies Bundle from Stampin' Up! Watch the recording below to see how we created a sweet Easter card perfect for spreading love and joy during this special time of year.

With its delicate lily images and heartfelt sentiments, the Easter Lilies Bundle is a must-have for your Easter crafting projects. Whether you're making cards for loved ones or creating decorations for your home or church, this bundle has everything you need to bring the spirit of Easter to life.

Don't wait until the last minute—order your Easter Lilies Bundle today and start creating meaningful handmade treasures that will be cherished for years to come. Click the link below to shop now and make this Easter season extra special!

Shop Now: Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2".
  • Basic White: (2) 4" x 5 1/4" plus scrap for die cuts.
  • Circle die was cut the Everyday Details Dies [162864].

Let's make this Easter truly memorable with beautiful handmade creations with the Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle!