Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea-Snowflakes and Plaid

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It's Monday and we have another 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea to share!

This is a simple card to assemble and features one of the beautiful stamp sets from the Snowflake Showcase, Snow Is Glistening.

You can see two more pretty Christmas cards made with this stamp set HERE.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock base is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Garden Green Cardstock is cut 2" x 5 1/4".
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4"  and you'll need a scrap for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 4".

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Christmas card idea and be sure and tune in tomorrow for another fun idea!

 


Simple Cardmaking Idea and Video Tutorial

Simple-cardmaking-ideaHere's a simple cardmaking idea that's pretty and easy to make!  This card features the Stampin' Up! Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set which is available While Supplies Last during November 2018.

I've used this design or sketch many times.  It never fails and makes for a beautiful card any time of year.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial below. 

Can't see the video?  You can also find it on my YouTube channel HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut from Crumb Cake 4 1/4" x 11.  Score at 5 1/2".
  • Cut Whisper White 1 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Cut Tranquil Tide 3/4" x 4 1/4"...2 pieces.
  • Nature's Poem DSP 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • If you're cutting the ribbon, you'll need about 18".

Here are the supplies used on today's card. 
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Try this simple design on your next cardmaking product and stay tuned for more ideas here on Ink and Inspirations!


Cardmaking Tips for Making Christmas Bright

In a recent post, we made a fun and brightly colored Christmas card using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This stamp set is also available in a bundle with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Let's take a look at a video with some tips on using this punch and this stamp set.

You can also find this video on my YouTube Channel HERE.  You'll find over 700 paper crafting and cardmaking videos there!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's tip and video tutorial using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! 2018 Christmas Card Idea - Traditional Christmas Colors

Stampin-up-2018-christmas-making-spirits-brightHere's a 2018 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

This is a simple card design that really shows off the All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.

This paper collection features prints and actual art photography in traditional Christmas colors. 

Here's the cardmaking video tutorial with the simple how-to.  Let's take a look...

 

You can also find this video tutorial on my LisaBrownInk YouTube channel.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notification of all my new videos.

2018-stampin-up-christmas-card-making-spirits-brightLisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Cardstock: card base- 4 1/4" x 11", strip 3/4" x 4 1/2"
  • All Is Bright Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4" for the large layer, 1 1/2" x 4" for contrasting strip.
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock: Approximately 4" x 4" for stamping and punching the main image, 1" x 4" for stamping and cutting sentiment

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it would be an honor to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to be taken to my Online Store.

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This stamp set is also available bundled with this Christmas Bulb Builder Punch at a 10% discount.  Click HERE for more information on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.

Now that you've read this post, SHARE this fun crafting idea on Facebook and Instagram with your friends and followers! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow where I'll share a tip video for using the Making Christmas Bright Christmas Builder Punch!  Have a great day!


Facebook Friday Featuring Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

 

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Join us this evening for some cardmaking projects using the new Snowflake Showcase products from the Stampin' Up!

Tune in at 6:30 PM Central Time, 7:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Mountain, 4:30 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 12- Last Minute Idea You Can Make Today!

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Happy Halloween and welcome to our Week 12 (FINAL!) project using Stampin' Up! products! 

I am sharing an idea that is you can make today!  So, dig out those designer papers, a little ribbon, and some stamps to make a tag and you'll be ready to go.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial and you can get to work!

You can also find this video tutorial on YouTube HERE!  Be sure to subscribe and click on the "bell" to receive notice of all my new videos.

Lisa's Inklings: 

  • Measure the width of your box or candy bar.  I cut mine at 6" x 12" to get two pieces from one sheet of paper.
  • Use punches for a stamped image or sentiment.  Stack these up as seen in the video.
  • Ribbon, twine, or cording wrapped around the package makes a nice finishing touch.

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By just using stamps, ink, and paper with some punches and a ribbon or twine, you can create a really cute treat wrap that turns a simple box of candy into a really special treat.


Stampin' Up! Fall Themed Thank You Card

Stampin-up-fall-thank-you-cardAre you ready for a fall thank you card idea using the beautiful Stampin' Up! Falling for Leaves Bundle?  The color combo for today's cardmaking project is rich and vibrant while keeping a natural, woodsy feel.  

In today's video tutorial, you'll see an easy technique that really adds a pop of interest to handmade creations.  We are going to stamp and then use one of the awesome nee Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

Ready to get started?  Let's go!

You can also find this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  When you visit, be sure to SUBSCRIBE and click on the little "bell" to get notice of all my videos as these are published. 

Here's a closer look at the inside of the card.

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Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used in today's project. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  Just click the links below to go to the Online Store or e-mail me with your contact information and I'll give you a call.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need a piece of Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock approximately 4" x 5" for die cutting.
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4" wide x 3" for die cutting border, 4" x 5 1/4' for stamped and textured layer, and 3/4" x 2" for sentiment.
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11" for the card base.
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack: 2" x 4".

 

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Have a great start to your week, find some time to craft and thanks for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! Fall Thank You Card idea.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 11- Large Treat Holder, You've Been Boo'd!

2018-halloween-large-treat-bagWe are winding down on our 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2018 and for this week, we have a large treat holder that's perfect for leaving on someone's door as a sweet surprise! 

This origami pouch is super sized!  You can fill it with lots of treats!   In the photo above, you can see the size in relation to the door.  

If you haven't heard of the "You've Been Boo'd" tradition surprise and anonymous Halloween giving, you're missing out on some fun.  Just search for the phrase and you'll get all kinds of images and poems that you can leave with your little gift.

You can make this project in minutes and embellish it as much (or, as little) as you'd like! Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial...

You can also find the video HERE on my YouTube channel.  When you visit, be sure to "Subscribe" and click the little bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos.

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project...

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2018=stampin-up-halloween-large-treatLisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 12" x 12" piece of designer paper.
  • No adhesive is needed for the pouch itself. 
  • Watch the video for assembly instructions.

 

October Special:

Hope you have been enjoying our 12 Weeks of Halloween series!  You can search for 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 on the sidebar of my blog and find all of the projects!   The first one is HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be creating some of the fun 2018 Halloween projects this week!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 11- Large Treat Holder, You've Been Boo'd!

2018-halloween-large-treat-bagWe are winding down on our 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2018 and for this week, we have a large treat holder that's perfect for leaving on someone's door as a sweet surprise! 

This origami pouch is super sized!  You can fill it with lots of treats!   In the photo above, you can see the size in relation to the door.  

If you haven't heard of the "You've Been Boo'd" tradition surprise and anonymous Halloween giving, you're missing out on some fun.  Just search for the phrase and you'll get all kinds of images and poems that you can leave with your little gift.

You can make this project in minutes and embellish it as much (or, as little) as you'd like! Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial...

You can also find the video HERE on my YouTube channel.  When you visit, be sure to "Subscribe" and click the little bell so that you'll receive notice of all my new videos.

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project...

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2018=stampin-up-halloween-large-treatLisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 12" x 12" piece of designer paper.
  • No adhesive is needed for the pouch itself. 
  • Watch the video for assembly instructions.

 

October Special:

Hope you have been enjoying our 12 Weeks of Halloween series!  You can search for 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 on the sidebar of my blog and find all of the projects!   The first one is HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll be creating some of the fun 2018 Halloween projects this week!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 10- Pretty Paper Cones

Stampin-up-halloween-2018-paper-coneWelcome to Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects with this pretty paper cone.

I love making these cones!  These are so much fun to decorate and embellish!  We are starting with a 6" x 6" piece of Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.  Then we will add some ribbons and mini banner pieces to dress it all up.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial.

You can also see this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe and click the little bell so you'll get notice of all my videos.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut your designer paper to 6" x 6".  Place a piece of Tear & Tape on the left of what will be the inside of your cone.
  • Cut three strips of designer paper to 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut coordiating ribbon pieces to 6" - 6 1/2".

Here are the supplies used for this project.  Sinply click on the links below to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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October Special:

Now it's time to give this Halloween paper cone a try!  You can make this from any designer paper for any occasion. Be sure to keep checking back for more fun paper crafting ideas for Halloween and the holidays!


Make A Little Basket for a Halloween Gift

Hw-candle-basketOh my goodness....when I saw this adorable candle at Bath & Body Works, I knew just the packaging to make for a cute Halloween gift.  This particular style is called a berry basket.  It has open sides and is connected at each top corner with ribbon or twine.  It's tiny but just the right size for this little candle.

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

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Score at 2" along each side.
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/4" wide x 1 3/4" tall.  You will need 4 pieces.
  • You'll  need enough of Basic Black cardstock to a 2" circle punch and approximately 3" x 11" to cut thin strips for filler.
  • You'll need enough Whisper White cardstock to punch a 1 3/4" circle.

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It's so much fun making gift packaging for little gifts like this one for Halloween and I hope you give it a try!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 9- Cute Pillow Box Treat

12wkshw9a-pillow-boxThis week's Halloween project for Week 9 highlights this adorable hound from the Trick or Tweet stamp set from Stampin' Up!  What makes this treat even better?  The base is one of our ready made packaging options from the annual catalog...the pillow box. 

You'll love how simple these boxes are to assemble.  Just take a look at this video and you'll see!

 

You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on You Tube.  While you're there, why not go ahead and subscribe to our channel...be sure to click the little bell?  That way, you will receive notice of all new videos as these are published.

Here are the supplies used for this project.  If you need supplies, just click the links to shop.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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12wkshw9b-pillowboxLisa's Inklings:

  • Stamp and color your image first, then punch.
  • The black sponging is an easy technique to add a pop of color.
  • The neutral color of the pillow box (kraft) is a go with anything color!

October Special:

Now that you've read and seen all about making this cute Halloween treat box, comment below and let me know what you'd tuck inside.

 


Happy World Card Making Day!- Fall Thank You Card Video and Glimmer Christmas Card

It's World Card Making Day 2018 and we are celebrating with some card making video tutorials!

Stampin' Up! is offering some WCMD specials through Sunday evening, October 7th.  See what's on sale HERE!

Here's the first video with a Fall themed Thank You Card!

Here's a sparkly Christmas card video tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed these World Card Making Day videos and these inspire you to create!

October Specials and Promotions:

Happy World Card Making Day!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 8- Tootsie Pop Medallion

2018-halloween-treat-8aIt's Week 8 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween here on Ink and Inspirations and we are making this cute and easy Tootsie Pop medallion.  This is a fun way to dress up a sucker type candy or even use a pick for a cupcake decoration.

Minimal supplies are needed here.  Just used my super colorful Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper and some adhesive.  Presto change-o...it's done!

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

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE. Be sure to subscribe and click on the little bell to receive notification of all my videos.

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

 

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A hot glue gun will also come in handy.  Be sure to watch the video to see how!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Best way to score: Use a complete sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper. 
  • Score every 1/4" on the whole sheet, then cut 1 1/4" strips.
  • Fussy cut hats or other images from the designer papers.

October Specials and Promotions:

2018-stampin-up-halloween-treat-8-bThanks for tuning in for this week's Halloween project with this Tootsie Pop Medallion and I hope you'll give it a try!

 


12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 7- Little Ghost Bag

12wks18-ghost-treat-bagWeek 7 of this 12 Weeks of Halloween of 2018 is the cute little ghost gift bag!  I had not used this stamp or framelit and so glad that it's featured on this weeks project.

This is the right size for one or two treat sized bags of Halloween candy. The construction is easy and you can jazz it up as much or as little as you'd like.

Here's the video so you can make these, too!

You can find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Designer Paper to 4" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 1/2", 3", 4 1/4", and 6 3/4". 
  • Turn and score what will be the bag bottom at 1" from the edge as seen in the video.
  • Cut Highland Heather to 1" x 5".
  • You'll need a piece of approximately 3" x 3" for both Whisper White and Black Foil Paper.

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September Specials and Promotions:

Who's going to try to make this little bag? Think beyond Halloween! It would make a sweet little Christmas gift bag.  Try putting your on style and touches on this little ghost bag that's our Week 7 for the 12 Weeks of 2018 Halloween.