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Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday (today) at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You will see a cardmaking project made with some of the new In Colors from the NEW Annual Catalog!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at Noon Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you later today!  Join us!


Make A Gift Bag With Patterned Paper

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As a paper crafter, do you enjoy making gift bags from patterned paper?  If you have not ventured into creating gift packaging with your crafting supplies, you just might give it a try after seeing how easy it is!  And, talk about a great presentation!  Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in unique packaging?  That’s half the fun of giving and receiving. 

 The size of this gift bag made with patterned paper is just right for a small gift or a bundle of sweet treats.  You can switch the paper and color scheme and it would be perfect for a baby gift with little onesies or a sleep sack.  For the graduate, this World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491 is wonderful...that is,

if it’s still available.  It’s on the Last Chance List and is only available while supplies last.  Here's another project idea made with this beautiful paper.

Here’s a quick video so you can make one (or, more) yourself.

 

Lisa’s Inklings:

  • Patterned paper (World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491]) is cut 8 x 12. 
  • Score on the long side at 1-3/4, 5-3/4, 7-1/2, 11-1/2. 
  • Turn and place  the side of the patterned paper that will be the bottom of bag at the left. Score at 1-3/4 for bag bottom and 7-1/4 for bag top.
  • Strips of other papers were cut/ die cut at 4” in width to add interest.
  • Sentiment was stamped on a 1/2” strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock [101650].

Here’s a look at the side of the bag so you can see the width. 

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I love these Clever Clasps [154564  to secure the top!

The supplies used on this patterned paper gift bag are listed below.  You can click on each link to check on availability and to shop.  Your support of my business is very much appreciated!

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Now that you've seen this video with the how-to for making a gift bag with patterned paper, create one to have on hand for your next gift giving occasion!


Clean and Simple Cardmaking Idea

Handmade-inspirational-cardToday's project is a clean and simple cardmaking idea that uses stamps, inks, and paper with a little ribbon embellishment.

The stamp set featured is one on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Products list. His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660] is one of my favorites to use for inspirational cards and for making those for our card ministry for our faith community. This card could be sent to anyone and the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] has many patterns that are just right for these types of cards.  Be sure to check out this project for one of my favorites made with His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660].

Here's a quick video for this clean and simple cardmaking idea.

Lisa's Inklings:
Card base is cut 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
Back layer of colored card stock is cut 4-1;8 x 5-3/8; the piece behind the sentiment is cut 2 x 4.
Patterned paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4.
Basic White for the sentiment is cut 1-7/8 x 3-7/8; for the inside 4 x 5-1/4.

If you'd love to make a clean and simple card like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cost to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business.

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Now that you've read this post, shop now to get the beautiful His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660] while it's still available and until next time, let your light shine! Mt 5:16


Card Making Tip: Futurecasting and Card Making

FuturecastinYou are probably wondering about this tip regarding futurecasting and card making

By futurecasting, I am referring to planning ahead for some event or special occasion in the future.  There may be certain supplies or stamp sets that are will be just what you need that is available now but may not be available at the time of the occasion or event.

It will be more clear once you see the video below.

That particular set that was shown in the video has been retired for a while.  I am so glad that I made that investment...I've used it on several occasions! And, this isn't the only set or supply that I've purchased because I felt that I would want/need it at some point.

Here are some other examples of futurecasting for cardmaking:

With the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion going on now, it's a good time for you to check those items and futurecast for your cardmaking or scrapbooking!

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-natures-rootsLet's start the week off with a masculine birthday card made with a beautiful "retiring" stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

The Rooted In Nature Cling Stamp Set (English) [148217] and coordinating Nature's Roots Dies [146341] have been two of my favorite go-to supplies when making cards for the guys in our family.  This card has a twin and will be delivered to two family members in May. 

Don't you love that beautiful oak tree?  Be sure to check out this simple inking technique with the Stamparatus to get that pretty ombré effect.

Ready to see the process?  Let's go!

Lisa's Inklings:

The Stamparatus is a great tool for so many techniques. Be sure you watch this one for the inking technique used on this masculine birthday card!

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Don't miss out on these two Last Chance Products that are only available while the supply lasts!  Click the links below to be taken directly to the Online Store.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here's hoping you've been inspired to create and masculine birthday card like the one you've seen.


Card Making Video - Make A Fun Fold Card with Dragonfly Garden

Stampin-up-fun-fold-dragonfly-garden-bundleToday's project and video tutorial is the how-to for making a fun fold card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (English) [156224] from Stampin' Up!

This has been a very popular stamp set and the coordinating paper is wonderful but at the time of this writing, is in very low inventory status.  So, if you love it, check now (Dandy Garden 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [154297]) to see if it's still available!

This particular card design was my "mystery stamping event" for our April Stars Team virtual gathering.  Since our team is scattered across the country, we love gathering virtually on Zoom to stamp together.  You are getting to see the finished project first but the Stars had no idea what the finished card would look like.  All that was presented to them prior to the "gathering" was the recipe with cutting and scoring directions. Everyone used their own supplies. Two shared photos of their projects. Take a look at Kristen's and Carol's cards!

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Now that you've seen these samples, you must be anxious to make your own!  Here is the video!

Lisa's Inklings:
1.Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077]: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, 2-3/4 x 6 (scored at 5-1/4)
2.Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]: 4 x 5-1/4 , scrap for die cut
3.Dandy Garden 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [154297]: 2-1/2 x 6 (scored at 5-1/4) and punched dragonfly.

Here's the inside of the card.  The message can be written behind the card front strip so as not to be visible when the card is opened.

Fun-fold-card-dragonfly-gardenWhat most of us like about fun fold cards like this one with Dragonfly Garden is the added interest and uniqueness.  It's a great alternative to a regular book-fold or tent-fold card.

Here are all of the supplies used on today's project.

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Thanks for tuning in for today's fun fold card video with Dragonfly Garden and until next time, send a card and let your light shine! Mt 5:16

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2021 Graduate Gift Card Holder

Graduates-gift-card-holderLet's make a gift card holder for a 2021 Graduate! This one features the soon-to-be-gone Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] from Stampin' Up!

Yes, that's right.  This Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] is on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! 

The World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491] is on the list and one of my favorites. (It's on sale...$9.00!)

The Brass Foil Sheets [153057] that coordinate perfectly are also on the way out and bargained price at $4!  Run...don't walk...and grab these while still available...while supply lasts! 

This 2021 graduate gift card holder was created on Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook (April 14, 2021.)  The somewhat edited recorded version is below with lots of chatter from me as I interact with my viewers.  Here's hoping you find it fun while seeing the process of putting the card together!

Lisa's Inklings:

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These products are wonderful for creating cards for anyone.  Here's another card created with this bundle with a heartfelt sentiment.

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Now that you've seen these products in action, hop over to the Online Store so you do not miss out!  Thank you for tuning in for this 2021 graduate gift card holder and until we meet again, let your light shine! Mt 5:16


Fun Fold Card Video - A Two In One Card

Fun-fold-2-in-1-card-dragonfly-gardenOn Wednesdays Facebook Live, we made this super fun fold card that was actually two cards in one!

The Dragonfly Garden is featured here and the Dandy Garden allows for lots of color combinations.  Here's another card example with this designer paper.

You'll really want to watch the video to see the process assembly of this card so let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

You see now why I called this a Two in One Card, right?

Fun-fold-2-in-1-cardHere's the inside of the outer, square card (above).

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And, here's the inside of the larger card. This fun fold, two-in-one card, is really a simple design but definitely has a wow factor.

Here is the supply list for making this card:

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Now that you've seen this video, be sure to go to Facebook and follow my page so you can see the next LIVE show! Give this fun fold, two in one card a try, and impress your friends!


Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central

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Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday (today) at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 10:00 AM Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you later today!  Join us!


Easy Gilded Leafing Technique Video for Handmade Cards

Easy-gilded-leafing-techniqueLet's kick off Tuesday with an easy technique video for handmade cards using Gilded Leafing from Stampin' Up!

The Gilded Leafing is a jar of beautiful golden flakes, lighter than a feather, that works magic on your paper crafting creations.  You've seen a demonstration and sample of this gilded leafing on another project but I have to admit that I LOVE this method and the secret to the "easy" is using our Adhesive Sheets.

Here's the video so you can see how the easy gilded leafing technique is done!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-gilded-leafing-technique-birthday-cardHere are the supplies used to create this card. (Isn't it so pretty?)

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Here's the same card with a different sentiment from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.

Gilded-leafing-technique-videoNow that you've seen the video, grab some Gilded Leafing and Adhesive Sheets [152334] and create your own magically gilded card!  Thank you for stopping by today for the easy gilded leafing technique video for handmade cards.


Easy DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus

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It's Tuesday and today we have an easy DIY project with the Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus Product Medley.  

I am always on the lookout for tea towels or dish towels that coordinate well with our stamp sets and designer papers.  The cactus-themed towel used in today's project is from Dollar Tree!  Here's one from last year with an Easter theme.

The color scheme in the Flowering Cactus Product Medley is different from the bright colors on this towel.  As you'll see in the video, it was easy to coordinate other Stampin' Up! Colors to match the towel.  Watch the video to see the process of this easy DIY gift with Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut coordinating cardstock layer to 2" x 5".
  • Cut designer paper to match at 1-3/4 x 4-3/4.
  • You will need a piece of Basic White approximately 4" x 5" to stamp and cut your image.
  • For the sentiment, a 3/4" strip of Basic White was used and cut to fit.

Diy-gift-idea-stampin-up-flowering-cactus-2Here are the supplies used for this project.

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You can easily create these DIY gift towels for any occasion.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Teacher gifts
  • New neighbor welcome
  • Church or local craft fairs
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Or, just a "thinking of you" gift to brighten anyone's day!

Now that you've seen this video, you can be on the lookout for cute tea or kitchen towels to have on hand to make these easy DIY gift ideas that you can create with Stampin' Up! coordinating products! 

 


Make An Easter Card and Basket for the Little Ones {Video}

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Today's feature is an Easter card and Easter basket video so you can make these for the little ones in your life.

These Easter projects were first shown on my Facebook LIVE this past Wednesday.  I am planning to give these to our granddaughters for Easter.  The card has an easy fun fold element when you open the inside of the card. Let's take a look at the video to see the process.

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Here's a look at that interior fun fold...

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This little Easter basket and card will be perfect for our little girls.  Here's another basket design...a tad bit smaller and made from Designer paper.  You can see that this basket holds more fun trinkets and treats!

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Here are the supplies used to create both of these projects...

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Thank you for your support of my small business.  When you purchase Stampin' Up! supplies from me, it allows me to continue offering videos and project ideas for you!

Thanks for tuning in today! Now that you have all the details, create something fun to be the light to someone special.   I hope you've been inspired to make an Easter card and basket for the little ones in your life.


Make A St. Patrick's Day Treat Box

St-patricks-day-treat-1With St. Patrick's Day coming up, it's a good time for an idea for this fun little treat box.

This is a simple one and a good size for some fun candy treats or even a gift card!  Going through my supplies, I found some stamp sets and dies that would be just right to wish someone "top of the day" on the 17th.

There are many shades of green in this Stampin' Up! color realm but this spruce matched my treats, Andes Mints, so that was the deciding factor. 

Here's the how-to video so that you can put one of these together quickly.

Lisa's Inklings:

St-patricks-day-treat-3I think this version with the sentiment from the game on stamp set is just right for my better-half! Those hearts from the kanga dies make a cute shamrock, don't you think?

St. Patrick's Day was always a fun day for me growing up.  I was eager to attend my school that day to see all the wearing of the green.  Making these little treat boxes and decorations each year brings some of those fun memories to mind.

Here's a look back at some of the fun projects for St. Patrick's Day... a Leprechaun Hat Treat Holder and a St. Patrick's Day Banner.

Below are the supplies used for the two St. Patrick's Day treat boxes seen in today's video.  If you are needing any card-making or paper crafting supplies, I would be honored to serve you!

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Hope you have been inspired to try this paper crafting project so now that you've seen the video, give it a try! Have some fun on St. Patrick's Day with these treat boxes that you can create yourself and until next time, let your light shine!


Two Handmade Cards with Stampin' Up! Circle -Facebook Live Recording

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Today's projects are two handmade cards with Stampin' Up! Circle Celebration.  We made these cards on Craft & Chat Live on Facebook yesterday afternoon.

The circle elements on these stamp sets have a wide variety of patterns but for some reason, I was obsessed with this vine image that you will see on these two cards!  (Be sure that you are on my mailing list so you can see another card made with more of these circle patterns...it's my favorite that I've made so far with this set!)

And, now...on with the show!

 

Lisa's Inklings for these two handmade cards with Stampin' Up! Circle Celebration-

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Card 1:

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I like to call this the "quilt" card.

The faux stitching created by the dies on both of these really adds a special touch, don't you think?

Easy-handmade-card-circle-celebrationTip: To prevent the classic ink from bleeding on the elements seen in the photo above, clear emboss the image and sentiment immediately after stamping in the classic ink. 

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The Forever Greenery DSP is so very pretty.  It will probably be "retiring" soon.  Here's another favorite project of mine featuring this paper.

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Sure do appreciate all of you checking in today and I hope you have been inspired by these two handmade cards with Stampin' Up! Circle Celebration.