Stampin' with the Stars - Heartfelt Sympathy

Heartfelt-sympathy-team-peek-7-31-15Today's project is a peek of the card created with the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Sympathy for my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team.  This card and exclusive video tutorial will be posted on the Stars' private team blog. 

Thought about joining Stampin' Up!???

We would love to have you stampin' with the Stars! I am honored to be the leader of this group;  a community of fun and enthusiastic group of paper crafters who are both hobby and business stampers from across the U.S. 

Become a member of Stampin' Up! and our community, the Ink and Inspirations Stars with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99! Customize your kit with products you love up to $125 in value with FREE SHIPPING!

As an Ink and Inspirations Stars Team Member, you will receive:

  • Personal support from me via email and/or phone.
  • Access to our private Team Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, support, and sharing of ideas!
  • Access to the Stars' private team blog with project ideas and video tutorials posted each month!
  • Team recognition and incentives!
  • Advice and support to help make your Stampin’ Up! experience what YOU want it to be!

If you'd like to learn more about becoming part of our group, you may e-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853.

Are you ready to join Stampin' Up! and stamp with the Stars?  Let me know if you have questions! 


Memory Keeping Project Life by Stampin' Up! Tips First Cut Video

Project-life-by-stampin-up-baby-album-ideaIn today's First Cut Video tutorial, we'll look at some ideas and tips such as used in this remake of our oldest daughter's album using Project Life by Stampin' Up!

This memory keeping system is easy and affordable!  I've organized and journaled about more photos in the past year than I have in the past ten years!  I absolutely love it!

My First Cut Videos are not edited and where I share thoughts and ideas with you...friend to friend.

Let's take a look at a few pages from my daughter's album...still a work in progress...but progressing right along.  Can't see it below?  Try HERE on my You Tube channel.

Here are the current Project Life by Stampin' Up! baby kits  and some other products that I mentioned or are seen in the video...


Cardmaking Made Easy Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up! Timeless Elegance

Stampin-up-timeless-elegance-easy-card-ideaWelcome to today's cardmaking made easy video tutorial featuring the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper collection from Stampin' Up! 

The beautiful images on this paper provide a beautiful focal point for handmade cards.  All you need to add is a sweet sentiment and a few embellishments, if you wish!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you may watch HERE on You Tube.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for this card.  Simply click the photos below to shop and it will ship to your door. 
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Here's another version with an additional strip of designer paper...
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Here's another idea with just a few ribbon loops stapled in the center to form a pretty bow-like embellishment...
Stampin-up-timeless-elegance-card-bI hope you've been inspired to try this Stampin' Up! Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper for an easy cardmaking project!  See you again soon!

All Tied Up with Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin-up-weekly-deals-7-28Your Stampin' Up! paper crafting projects will be all tied up with pretty twine and ribbons when you take advantage of this week's specials and weekly deals!

My favorite?  The Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin!  Why?  It's a beautiful companion to the Go Wild Designers Series Paper Stack as seen HERE in yesterday's Makeover Monday and will also add just the right touch to your Halloween projects!

Here's the up close look at the list with direct links to the online store for your shopping convenience.   Place your order and it will be shipped directly to your door!

Remember to download your Customer Reward Form to keep track of your purchases toward earning a free stamp set from me!


Makeover Monday - Go Wild Post It Note Holder and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-go-wild-makeover-monday-post-it-holderWelcome to this week's Makeover Monday with a post it note holder that's just right for a back to school teacher gift or for co-workers this Christmas!

Let's take a look at the blast to the past video for the how- to.  See it below or watch HERE on my You Tube channel!

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for the new version of this project.  Simply click the links to shop and it will be delivered to your door!

inklings:
  • Use a bit of SNAIL adhesive to attach post its to inside back of cover.
  • Use Glue Dots to attach glimmer paper circle to button.
  • Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to right edge of circle behind button.
  • For a less bulky option, omit using the button and sue glimmer paper circle as closure.
  • Make 3 of these and use different prints from the Go Wild pack for embellishing.  Tie together with a ribbon for a nice presentation.
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Give this a try and you'll want to make these for everyone you know!  Thanks for stopping by today for the makeover version of this cute post it note holder and Stampin' Up! video tutorial!


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Upcycled Bottle with Merry Everything Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-christmas-in-july-merry-everything-video-tutorialSo glad to be back with another Christmas in July video tutorial featuring the Merry Everything set and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

These spice bottles are so pretty and great to fill with some colorful treats for any holiday or special occasion.  I am thinking M & M's, Skittles ...you get the idea!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you may join in HERE on my You Tube channel!

 

 

 The Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project is listed below.  Simply click on the links to shop and your order will be delivered to your door!

inklings:
  • Designer paper for this project was cut at 2 3/4" x 7 3/4".
  • The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock (100730) before punching.
  • This Merry Moments designer paper has both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red! Love that!
Specials:
Questions?  I'll be happy to help!  Leave a comment below or email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas in July treat bottle video tutorial with Merry Everything and Merry Moments from Stampin' Up!

A Paper Pumpkin Special That You'll Like A "Latte"

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Wanted to share a peek into this month's Paper Pumpkin to encourage you to take advantage of the new subscriber special that's happening now!

Let's take a look at the July Paper Pumpkin Kit below then scroll down to take advantage at HALFOFF your first two months of Paper Pumpkin! (New subscribers only.)


Get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to give it a try!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details:
Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Important:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit my PaperPumpkin.com site HERE to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Join now with this special Paper Pumpkin offer and don't miss another month!


Makeover Monday (on Tuesday!)- Christmas 2015 Festival of Trees Card Idea

Stampin-up-christmas-2015-festival-of-trees-makeoverAs I mentioned in THIS POST earlier today, this week's Makeover Monday and 2015 Christmas Card with Festival of Trees is late!  But, for  good reason!

We had family in from out of town, celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and my 4oth Class Reunion!  It was a great weekend and I took the time off from everything else!  But today, I'm ready to get back to work and share an easy Christmas card idea with you.

The Christmas designer series paper collection in the annual catalog is a dream. Love the plaids, dots, and stripes in this Merry Moments (138450) collection!

The video tutorial below is from the past and was the inspiration for today's card. It's a bit of raw footage of a work in progress. It's a little longer and slower paced than most of my videos, but it's pretty much what you might see in a live feed. 
Watch below or tune in to my You Tube channel HERE.

 To shop, simply click the links above and your order will be delivered to your door!

inklings:

  • A 3" x 5 1/2" strip was adhered to center front with a 1" x 5 1/2" strip of a coordinating print across the center.
  • The Burlap Ribbon is frayed on one end and attached to the card with Fast Fuse.
  • Rhinestones are colored with a dark green alcohol marker.
  • Sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink (126966).

Stampin-up-video-tutorial-makeover-7-21-15Thank you for joining me for today's video tutorial makeover using Festival of Trees for this Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas card idea.


New Stampin' Up! Bonus Weekly Deals and Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper-pumpkin-halfoff-july15If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to give it a try!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details:
Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).


The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit my PaperPumpkin.com site HERE to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Join now to cash in on this special Paper Pumpkin offer!

Now let's take a look at this new Bonus Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

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Here's a list with links to the Online Store to shop!  Thank you!


There are limited amounts of each of these deals dedicated to these special prices!  Once those amounts are reached, these products will revert to catalog prices!

I've got my eye on the Numbers Thinlits and Fast Fuse Refills...how about you???

Thanks for tuning in for the current Stampin' Up! Specials.  I know it's been a while since I've posted but we've been on the road and spending time with family!

See you again a bit later with my Makeover Monday (on Tuesday) for this week...now, go check out those Stampin' Up! specials!


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Distressed Tag and Technique Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-christmas-tag-2015-distressed-techniqueAs promised, here is the next Christmas in July video tutorial featuring a distressed tag using the Tree Punch from Stampin' Up!

You can watch the video below or hop on over to my You Tube channel!


Simple technique for this distressed look, don't you think?

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for the tag seen in this video:

Now, grab some ink, card stock, and a sponge and try this distressing technique as seen on the Stampin' Up! Christmas tag in this video tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by!


Coming Soon...Another Christmas in July Video Tutorial!

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We are traveling today but I wanted to pop in to let you know that there will be a new Christmas in July video tutorial late tonight or early Thursday!

This is a special week for us ...we'll be attending my 40th High School reunion and it's our 40th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday!  We'll also be enjoying a visit from our little momma to be and her hubby as well.  An exciting time!

Thank for checking in and be sure to return tomorrow for the latest Christmas in July video!  See you then!

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Go Wild for Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin-up-weekly-deals-7-14Going wild for the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! with two of my favorite designer paper collections included in the mix!

Let's take a closer look!

You can order by clicking the items above and Stampin' Up! will ship right to your door!
Do you receive my emails?  If not, sign up at the link below to stay up to date and get some pretty nifty paper crafting, card making, and memory keeping ideas!  Sign Up Now!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!
 

Christmas in July 2015- Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees Gift Card Holder and Video Tutorial

Christmas-in-july-gift-card-makeoverWelcome to this week's Makeover Monday featuring a Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees gift card holder!

This small sized holder is perfect as a stocking stuffer or to tuck into the branches of your Christmas Tree.  It's also a good size to hold a bit of cash!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial from the past.  Watch below or HERE over on my You Tube channel.


Let's take a look at the Stampin' Up! Supply List below.  You can order by simply clicking the images below and have them delivered to your door.

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inklings:
  • The textured piece with the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is an additional piece of Real Red card stock which was substituted for the designer paper as seen in the video.
  • You can easily slip this into an envelope for mailing by substituting a 3/4" strip of Whisper White card stock for the ribbon and adhering it across the front flap.  Then, adhere the "tree" with liquid glue, SNAIL, or Fast Fuse instead of with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Other idea: Slip a miniature Hershey's Chocolate Bar as a treat for your child's friends, cousins, or classmates.
Have you started any holiday cards or craft projects?  Going through the design process early on is much easier than when pressed for time, don't you think?
Hope you've enjoyed today's Makeover Monday with this Christmas in July 2015 gift card holder with the Festival of Trees bundle from Stampin' Up! See you again soon!

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Sympathy Card

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Today's card is created with the new and beautiful Heartfelt Sympathy for the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Sympathy cards are often difficult to create.  What makes it much easier is having just the right stamp set with beautiful sentiments and subtle images.  The Heartfelt Sympathy set is that set. 

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Here are some of the Stampin' Up! products for this sympathy card with other items listed in the "inklings" list below:

Stampin-up-heartfelt-sympathy-7-8-15inklings:
  • The Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper collection is a beautiful choice for sympathy cards and goes well with this stamp set.
  • I could not find my Sahara Sand ink pad so I substituted Tip Top Taupe to sponge the Tea Lace Doilies and it worked fine!
  • I bunched the Sahara Sand Lace and stapled it on using the Handheld Stapler (139083) and Silver Mini Staples (135847).
  • Also missing (0ops!) from the list are the Circle Framelits (130911).  I used one of the circles to cut the sentiment stamped in Momento Black ink (132708).
If you're looking for a stamp set to create some beautiful sympathy cards; Heartfelt Sympathy is the perfect set to add to your collection.

Embossed Sheltering Tree Card Tips and Video Tutorial

First-cut-sheltering-treeToday's First Cut Video addresses some questions that I've received on this card with an emboss resist technique using the Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Here's the video below or you may watch HERE on You Tube.

Emboss-resist-sheltering-treeI hope this video has answered your questions about this Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree Card. I enjoy receiving your comments or questions so please leave any in the comment section below. 

See you tomorrow for another Stampin' Up! card idea!


Christmas Cards in July 2015- Stampin' Up! Merry Everything Video Tutorial

Christmas-2015-stampin-up-merry-everything-mint-macaronToday we have a Christmas card idea and video tutorial using Merry Everything from Stampin' Up!

The beautiful non-traditional color is Mint Macaron from the 2015-17 In Color Collection.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial below.  Can't see the video?  Find it here on You Tube!

Here's my Stampin' Up! Supply List for this project:

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Looking to make all of your Christmas cards in the color scheme?  Purchase the In Color Paper Stack for the 2015-2017 In Colors.  It's a beautiful collection of prints in these new colors including Mint Macaron!

Thanks for stopping by for the Christmas in July 2015 Merry Everything card and video tutorial!

More Stampin' Up! Bonus Deals for Top Notch Paper Crafting

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Stay on top of your crafting game with some products from the new Weekly (BONUS) Deals from Stampin' Up!

My favorite has to be this Orate Tag Topper Punch!  Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your paper crafting projects. And, our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.
With this one, create your own tag toppers, bookmarks, and bellybands. Insert a 2" strip of cardstock (any length), and punch.

Ornate-tag-topper-punch-137416GTo go along with our Christmas in July theme, here's an idea for some adorable Christmas tags using this punch!

Christmas-ornate-tag-topper-punch-137416O1The Ornate Tag Topper Punch:

* Punch size: 3-3/8" x 5-3/4"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Let's take a look at the other deals for the week!


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Festival of Trees Card Makeover

Stampin-up-christmas-in-july-festival-of-trees-2015-cardWelcome to my first 2015 Christmas in July project featuring this easy makeover using the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch from Stampin' Up!

It was exciting to see a special Christmas section in the new catalog and I was thrilled that this set and punch bundle was carried over from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  And, you can save 15% when you purchase the stamp and the punch together as a bundle using item # 137640.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial from last year.  You'll see that there are just slight differences to get that different look.  Can't see the video below?  Find it here on my You Tube Channel!

Here's my Stampin' Up! supply list for the makeover Christmas card
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inklings:
  • If you watch the video, you can see that there are very few changes yet give a different look to the card. 
  • Try looking through your other handmade creations for ideas for your Christmas cards.
  • The inside of this card has a 4 x 4 piece of Very Vanilla with the little bird and "For Lots of Joy at Christmas" in Real Red ink.
  • This is a great card to mass produce: cut all pieces, stamp and punch, tie ribbons, adhere together, complete inside.
Are you ready to start your Christmas cards and paper crafting projects?  I hope you enjoyed today's idea using Stampin' Up! Festival of Trees our first card in the ink and inspirations Christmas In July series!

Christmas In July- Gift Ideas for Paper Crafters, Card Makers, and Planners 2015

Since it's July and many of you start thinking about your Christmas shopping early, I wanted to give you some ideas for crafters and planners with blow out prices right now from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!  Let me warn you not to delay!  These items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is HALF Price and you can easily add some Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to that for a great gift anytime!
Prices below reflect the discount. To get a closer look or to shop, click on the photos!  Let's take a look...


This would make a great gift and the little Texture Boutique is lightweight and portable!

Now,  how about something fun for any crafter and especially those who enjoy keeping a creative daily planner?