2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Simple Gift Packaging for Handmade Cards

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Now that we've made a special set of stationery cards, how about making a simple pretty box for gift packaging?

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Our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] are beautiful, easy to embellish, and make an excellent presentation for your handmade creations!

Here's a super quick video tutorial so that you can make your own!

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This boxed set of handmade cards would make a much-appreciated gift.  Be sure to add our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] to your next order to make this simple gift packaging.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Guide: Handmade Stationery

StationeryLet's continue with our 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas gift guide with a handmade stationery gift.   This has been a much appreciated gift through the years. You can easily create this  gift in less than hour!

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Isn't that a beautiful set of note cards?  You can create with any colors and any stamp set.  Let's take a look at this five minute video tutorial.

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  • Choose a stamp set, designer paper, and ink to determine your colors.  The details below are as used in the video.
  • Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146983] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Cut a 2-1/2 x 6 piece of designer paper to cover the envelope flap.  You can accent with strips if you wish.  For this project, a 1/2" strip was used.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project:

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Who's on your list that would love this gift? I'm sure there is someone!  Stay tuned for the gift packaging idea for this set of cards!

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Precision Scissors in a Gift Box

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Today's Christmas gift guide presentation features our Stampin' Up! precision scissors, our Paper Snips [103579]

Most everyone can use a really good pair of scissors.  While these are not recommended for young children, think about these for crafters, seamstresses, teachers, etc.  It's a functional and useful gift. 

You can make it extra special by packaging it neatly and easily with some of our products.

Here's the video so you can see the assembly of the gift box.

Lisa's Inklings:

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. Is there anyone on your list that you have in mind for these precision scissors, our Stampin' Up! Paper Snips [103579]

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2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Special Sliding Gift Card Holder


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Today's gift giving idea is a special sliding gift card holder idea.  Using the Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491], this project was made without any stamping!  The sentiment was cut from one sheet in the collection and the embellishments were die cut from another using Home Together Dies [153515].

Here's a quick look at the video with the assembly instructions.

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the list of supplies for this sliding gift card holder.

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Make this sliding holder to make your gift card extra special this Christmas!

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Holiday Projects with Snowflake Wishes

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On our last Facebook Live, we had a lot of fun creating some holiday projects with the beautiful Snowflake Wishes Bundle (English) [155172].  The first one is pictured above and is a fun fold Christmas card.

These sentiments and snowflake patters will be so special for projects all winter long!  There are sentiments for thank you cards and cards for friends along with winter holidays.

Here's the recording of our Facebook Live, Craft and Chat with Lisa.  There's lots of chat but I hope you'll watch and maybe join us LIVE next time.

Lisa's Inklings:

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  • Base - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Fold in half at 4-1/4.
  • Fold- 5-1/4 x 8. Score at 4 and 6.
  • Designer Paper- 1-3/4 x 5 and 3-3/4 x 5
  • Whisper White for inside- 4 x 5-1/4.
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  • Base- 5-1/2 x 8-1/2. Score at 3 and 7.
  • Whisper White for inside- 2 x 5-1/4.

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christmas-gift-card-holder-snpwflakesHere are the supplies used on both projects.  I would so appreciate you shopping with me!  Thank you for your consideration!

 

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I hope you've enjoyed seeing these holiday projects made with the beautiful Snowflake Wishes Bundle (English) [155172]. Add it to your list...you will not regret it!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Card Holder with Christmas Gleaming

Diy-christmas-gift-card-holder-hollyToday's project is a Christmas gift card holder with the Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set (En) [150464] and the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper [153487].

There are usually several on my gift list who prefer gift cards and I am happy to oblige especially since it's another opportunity to create something special for the gift card...a unique presentation. 

Even if you are not in need of gift card holders, you can use these ideas for Christmas cards or even as a tag on a wrapped gift.

This is a simple one and it will just take a few minutes to watch the video and then a few minuted to make one yourself!

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Gift card holders are fun to create and also make a beautiful presentation that's very special!  I hope you will try this style on your for your next project!

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DIY Christmas Gift Tags with Stampin' Up! Tag Buffet

DIY Christmas Gift Tags Stampin' Up! Tag BuffetFor this week's Facebook Live, my husband, Jackie, and I teamed up for another "kit together" for some beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags. 

This kit from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is called appropriately, Tag Buffet.  There is a coordinating stamp set sold separately but honestly, you can create these tags and use on your Christmas gifts without the stamped sentiments.

Originally, I had asked Jackie to just punch out the tags and images and sort them for me.  When he asked if I wanted him to put them together, of course, I wasn't going to turn him down.  Here's the video from the Wednesday Craft & Chat on Facebook. 

In the video, you saw that you can also use these tags to make Christmas cards. 
Here is a look at those cards which would be great for sending to family or friends!

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You will be so pleased with this beautiful Christmas kit whether used for gift tags, to create Christmas cards, or to give as a gift.  Get ready now and order your kits today!

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Thanks for stopping by today to see these beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags and be sure to tune in tomorrow for another 2020 Christmas card idea created with the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.


A Ribbon Tip and New Curvy Celebrations!


Curvy-Christmas-ribbon-tipToday's project and ribbon tip video feature the new Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (English) [158396] that is NOW available from Stampin' Up!  This includes all of the products that are being released today including the Classic Christmas 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [155969] and the Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set [155364].

You can get all four items in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle #158396 for $70.50.  That's with a 10% discount!  This includes the Quite Curvy Bundle (includes the dies), the Curvy Christmas stamp set, and the Classic Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and are only available during this promotion.

It's a great combo of supplies to make your holiday crafting a breeze!  Let's take a look at the video where you'll get more details and some ribbon tips for you to try on your projects!

And, here are the supplies used on this card:

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Now it's time to try these tips! And, be sure to tune into Craft and Chat on Facebook Live tomorrow where my husband, Jackie, and I will take a look at the fabulous Tag Buffet kit!  See you there!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown Kit with a Guest Presenter!

Kit-together-jackie-lisa-youtube-thumbnailToday was a "kit together" on Facebook with the 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown presented by my hubs, Jackie, with me as his assistant!

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It was a fun time and he did a fantastic job!  Here's the video for you to see!

See how easy that is!  What a great activity to do with your children or grandchildren, right? 

Here are some ideas for fillers:

  • Little ornaments
  • Candy
  • Scripture verses
  • Fun activity ideas to do each day
  • A Christmas carol to sing each day
  • Prayer intentions

I am sure you can think of other ideas, too!

Here is the finished project of what Jackie decided to put on the reverse side.

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It's time to get your kit!  It's right HERE in the online store.

Your countdown to Christmas will be extra special and it will be the work of your or your loved ones hands.

 


Introducing Curvy Celebrations from Stampin' Up!

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There is a sweet group of stamps and dies coming your way with Stampin' Up! Curvy Celebrations!

This group of fun supplies that includes the early release Quite Curvy bundle from the next Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog and also has two exclusive products for the holidays, the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  These last two items with the holiday theme will only be available from November 3rd- January 4th.  More details are coming next week!

In the meantime, here is the recording of the LIVE video from Facebook on Wednesday which includes the making of the card above and a fun gift box!

Lisa's Inklings:

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  • Base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Die cut curvy layer is 5-3/8 x 4-1/8.
  • Designer paper is 5-3/8 x 4-1/8.

Box...

  • 4 x 4 piece of Whisper White and Poppy Parade for die cut circles.

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Be sure to stay tuned for more information on Curvy Celebrations.  See the flyer HERE.

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2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 12

2020-stampin-up-halloween-projects-wk12Here it is... the last of the 2020 Halloween projects with an easy treat pouch for Week 12!  It is really simple to put together and I just bet you have what you need to make some of these.

In the video, you will see two versions of this project using the same cuts and dimensions.  Ready to see it?

Here's the video for this quick project!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies that were used for this project. (Psst...The designer paper is on sale through Saturday, October 31st.)

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I hope you have enjoyed these 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects!  Here's the list!

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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.

Here are the products you can use for these projects.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you!

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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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