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DIY Wedding or Shower Favors and Video

Diy-wedding-favor-1Planning for big events does not have to be overwhelming and today's DIY project is a cute little bag that can be used as a wedding or shower favor.  While the paper used in this video has sold out, you can use any paper to fit your decor or theme for this type of project.

The monogram is a beautifully scripted "B" that comes from the Brushwork Alphabet set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to measure 4" x 6".
  • Score on long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".
  • Turn and score at 1" to form bag bottom.
  • The size of your circle punched depend on the size of your monograms.

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Here are some of the supplies used for today's project:

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Speaking of favors, this Saturday is our oldest daughter's baby shower and I'll have favors that I made to show you next week!  We are so excited!

Reminders:

See retiring list in PDF format HERE.

See the retiring list in sortable Excel format HERE.

See the updated Clearance Rack with more items added HERE.

Try to find a few minutes to craft today and I hope you'll try this DIY favor idea for your next wedding, shower, or any event


Tuesday Tip: A RAK Card for Someone Special

Make-a-card-RAK-1Today's tip for a RAK card for someone special was inspired by my mom many years ago.  With four children (I am the oldest), she always found a way to do something special for each of us.  When I was in high school and going through busy days, tryouts for this and that, or just for no reason at all, I would find a note on her special stationery or little gift in my zippered pencil pouch in my notebook during the first class of the day.  It ALWAYS made the day so much better.  It was a connection to home, the place where I was loved  unconditionally, and nurtured and supported. 

With that in mind, I was inspired to create these cute little cards that have space for a quick note, hand drawn heart, or just a "Love, Mom" (or Grandma or, in my case, Honey.)  

Here's the video for this idea but you can make these with any supplies you have on hand.

Here's a list of a few of the supplies that I used in the video:

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Do you have any ideas for RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) using your card making supplies?  Have something special that you so for your children or grandchildren?  Please share in the comment section below...I'd love to be inspired by you! 

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Thank you for joining me for this special post with a special card making video tutorial and I'll see you again soon!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tying Ribbon in Cardmaking

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-1Welcome to this week's Makeover Monday where you can learn an easy way to tie ribbons on your card making projects.  This is a simple but classic layout on this birthday card and the ribbon is the finishing touch. 

For this design you can use any designer paper, coordinating card stock and ribbon.  You can let the designer paper be in the spotlight and add a simple sentiment for any occasion.   This paper is retiring and discounted (Click HERE---it may still be available!), and if you're like most paper crafters, you have a stash that you can dig through to make this work.

Take a look at the video below and read on for information on cutting dimensions.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Cut your designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4" and a different coordinating print at 1 1/4" x 4".
  • Use a contrasting color of  coordinating card stock and cut at 1 1/2" x 4" to back the strip of designer paper.
  • You'll need a piece of a light color neutral to stamp and punch your sentiment.
  • Notice that I leave the ribbon on the spool in the video.  If you can do this, you'll save on ribbon by not cutting it too short or too long.

Just wanted to remind you that there are still many items available on the 2017 Stampin' Up! Retiring List. 

Some items are 40% -50% off!  See a list of my favorites HERE.

If you'd like to take a peek at the full list, click here to gain access.

Several items have sold out but are still listed.  If you have questions, please let me know.  

Tying-ribbon-cardmaking-2Thanks for tuning in to check out today's makeover project on tying ribbons in card making...see you again soon!


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


Make a Birthday Card with Birthday Bright-Only While Supplies Last!

If you're wanting some cut supplies for birthday celebrations, the Birthday Bright Project Kit (142769) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is only available while supplies last!

The kit has many of the supplies to create the project pictured above.  You'll want to get the coordinating Birthday Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set (142835), coordinating inks, and some basic supplies.

Birthday-bright-card-ideaIn the birthday card above, I added one of the tags from the kit to a Watermelon Wonder card base along with a Lace Doily to make a pretty birthday card.  Please hang in there on today's video...I was having an "off" day but still wanted to share the process with you, my dear a loyal readers.

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Remember, most of these products are on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Retiring List.  There are several items on the list that have already sold out. 

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See another card made using the Birthday Bright Project Kit in this Makeover Monday cardmaking project.  There are many options included in the kit even with the step by step instructions in the kit.  Everyone needs birthday cards and gift tags, right?

Shop the online store now for the best selection and thank you for stopping by for today's birthday card video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bright Kit.


First Peek at a New Stampin' Up! In Color!

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The April Paper Pumpkin Kits are on their way (or, in some cases, have arrived) to their destinations and the crafters receiving the kits are getting a peek at one of the new In Colors from Stampin' Up! for 2017-2018!

The April Kit was designed by Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass, and included was a gift of mini watercolor pencils! Thanks, Sara!

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Look at all those cute black and white boxes with a touch of a special color.  I am anxiously awaiting mine to arrive in my mailbox!

Let's take a look at the video with Sara give us tips on putting the kit together.  Not a subscriber?  Don't miss another kit and subscribe here today!

Aren't those the cutest cards ever?  I love the techniques and color.  How about that new Lemon Lime Twist?? (Be sure to stay tuned for peeks of more colors coming soon!)

Paper Pumpkin kits are great to take along with you to ball practices, dance rehearsals, road trips, vacations, or anytime you're on the go! Add your clear block ( which will come with your first kit), scissors, and extra adhesive, just in case.  You can tuck it all in that neat little box.

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With Paper Pumpkin, you'll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you'll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes that free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.

It's a crafting surprise delivered to your door every month!  Subscribe today so you won't miss another kit! (You can cancel at any time.)

Stay tuned to see more new that will be coming soon from Stampin' Up! including more peeks at In Colors which are absolutely fabulous!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card with the Birthday Bright Kit

Birthday-bright-cardmaking-kit-1Today's makeover cardmaking project features the retiring stamp set and kit from the Occasions Catalog, Birthday Bright.

This kit is still available, as of this writing-4-17-17) and as well is the coordinating set from Stampin' Up!  The Birthday Bright Kit has the supplies to create  12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs, 12 gift tags, also 4 each of 3 designs.

Here's a cute video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office explaining the kit.  After the video, read on to see how I altered and added to the kit to come up with today's makeover.

Now let's take a look at the video from the past that inspired today's card...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base for this card is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Don't have Watermelon Wonder card stock?  Try Basic Black.
  • Whisper White is cut 3" x 4 3/4".
  • Other elements are from the kit.
  • The list includes other elements that are not retiring as you will see in the list below.

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The main "stars" of today's project, the Birthday Bright Stamp Set and the Birthday Bright Kit, will be gone soon so don't delay. To see the other retiring items, click HERE. Several of the items are already sold out!

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking idea with the Birthday Bright Kit!

 


Last Minute Easter Treat!

Last-minute-easter-treat-1Here's a last minute Easter treat that you can make in minutes with supplies that you have on hand!

In the actual construction of the base pocket, NO adhesive is needed.  I love this design and have made it many times.  It can be customized for any occasion and also makes a cute favor for table setting. 

The stamped flower on this design is from the Crazy About You stamp set and the Flower Medallion Punch that are both retiring.  The stamp set will be available for purchase through May 22, 2017 but the Flower Medallion Punch is While Supplies Last.  It may not be available at the time this post is published.

  See lists of all the retiring products HERE. Please keep in mind that anything other than stamps (tools, paper, embellishments, etc.) is only available while supplies last and some of the items have already sold out.

See the simple assembly for this Easter treat in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
  • Follow folding directions as seen in video.
  • A Bone Folder is always helpful for making good creases and necessary for origami folds such as this one.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella Pen makes any project sparkle and extra special.

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Below is a list of products that would be helpful in making this paper crafting project:

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Last-minute-easter-treat-3Wishing you and your family and beautiful and blessed Easter. Thank you for tuning in for today's last minute Easter treat idea that I hope you can use for any occasion.

 


My Top Five Discounted Favorites on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Top5.blog-post-imageWith the retiring list just announced this week from Stampin' Up!, I wanted to share my favorites that are discounted 40% - 50%.  These items are available only while supplies last and at the time of this writing, I am hoping that these are still available for you to purchase.

Here are the photos with direct links to shop!

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Want a refresher on how the Gift Box Punch Board works?  See the video below from the Stampin' Up! Home Office.

SEE THE ENTIRE LIST...

If you'd like to see the entire list of retiring products, click here for the links to the PDF and also a sortable Excel spreadsheet. Sort by retiring stamps, embellishments, kits, etc.  Please keep in mind that there are already items that have sold out. 

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Cupcakes and Carrousels Designer Series Paper Stack Sample

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Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

and Succulent Framelits Dies Sample

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Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper Sample

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Thank you for tuning in today for my top 5 discounted Stampin' Up! Retiring Products!


Saying Goodbye

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The time has come to say goodbye to the products on the retiring lists from Stampin' Up!  Please look over the list carefully...many items are available only while supplies last.

Stamp sets listed will be available for order until.  Other products, tools, embellishments, papers, etc., will be available only while supplies last!

Be sure to take a close look at the retiring 2015-2017 In Color products.  These tend to sell out quickly!

See retiring list in PDF format HERE.

See the retiring list in sortable Excel format HERE.

Please contact me if I can help you with your order.

 


Make A Birthday Card for Your Best Guy

Best-guy-birthday-card-1Making birthday cards for guys can be challenging.  Today's card making project came together easily with the help of the Suite Sentiments stamp set and Urban Underground Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!.

The geometric patterns in this paper collection are unique and eye catching and what special guy wouldn't love to be called the Best. Guy. Ever? ...My guy surely did.

Today's video tutorial is a replay from a LIVE broadcast on Facebook.  You can find me at Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown and Ink and Inspirations Stampers... Please join us there!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11".  Use same color to cut the 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" layering piece.
  • Cut Very Vanilla piece for stamping at 1 1 /2" x 2" and another piece for the inside at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer paper pieces are cut at 5 1/4" x 4" for card base layer, 2 pieces cut at 1 1/2" x 4" for layering under stamped piece, and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • The Suite Sentiments stamp set has a wide array of sayings for your card making.  Be sure to check it out at the link below.

Here are the supplies used for the birthday card for your best guy:

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Here's another look at the inside of the card...

Best-guy-birthday-card-3Here's another guy's birthday card idea that I made for my husband's birthday this year.  If you'd like even more ideas and techniques for masculine themed cards, check out Mainly Manly Cards, my most popular online class ever!

Try today's birthday card making idea for your best guy ever!

 


Little Cuties Easter Card Video Tutorial

Easter-card-little-cuties-video-tutorial-aThe Little Cuties stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog was used to make today's cute Easter Card video tutorial.

The cute little animals in this set are geared toward children and baby projects as well as spring and Easter creations.  Love that versatility in a set.

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

Here's another Easter card idea from 2016.  Substitute the chick from the Little Cuties set for this card layout.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Same color textured layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Watercolor paper cut 3" square then die cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Designer paper cut 3" x 5" then die cut with Banner Framelits.
  • The Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder reminds me of chicken wire so it made a cute backdrop for the chick!

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Here are the items used to make today's card:

 

 

Are you making any cards for Easter?  I hope this Easter card idea with Little Cuties will inspire you to create some to send to your loved ones.

 


Tuesday Tip- This Kit Is It!

Watercolor-wishes.blog-post-imageToday's tip is one that I just had to share after putting this cardmaking kit together on vacation. 

Do you need a gift?...or, something to carry with you when traveling?  This Kit is It...Watercolor Wishes from Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the video below...

Here are the supplies mentioned in the video. 
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Here are the details of the kit straight from the Stampin' Up! online store:

The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards. Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Instructions included.

You provide the adhesive; we’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

* 20 cards total
* Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.2 x 10.2 cm, 8.9 x 12.7 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
* 20 card bases
* Die-cut accents
* Cardstock flag stickers
* Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Spots
*Washi tape
* Giftable Kraft box
* 50 sequins
* Wood die cuts
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Watch how easy it is to create a stack of all-occasion cards! And, if you love this kit, we have another all inclusive card making kit that you can see HERE.

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Whether for a gift or yourself; this Watercolor Wishes card making kit from Stampin' Up! is it!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make Tiny Bag for Easter

Tiny-bag-for-easter-1The Makeover Monday for this week is a tiny bag for Easter treats.  I love the look of this...it's like a miniature purse that would a little girl would adore.  The spring time flowers that adorn the bag are cut with the Succulent Thinlits.  This set of thinlits is so versatile and make pretty blossoms as well as succulents.  Change the sentiment for a wedding or party favor!

Here's the original project post.

And, you can see the how-to in the video below.

Here are the supplies used in today's makeover. Simply click the links for more product detail...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 6" x 6".
  • Score this piece at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" on the other side.
  • For the top, cut 2 pieces of card stock at 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2" longways on both of these card stock pieces.

You really need to try this little bag.  It has such a cute design and can even be used as a gift bag for a small gift such as jewelry or a gift card.  You can make this tiny bag for Easter or for any occasion!