Stampin' with the Stars Team- Box It Up!

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This cute little gift box is a peek of the one shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team earlier this month.

The how-to for this little box and exclusive video tutorial has been posted on the Stars' private team blog.

Want to know more about becoming part of our team and the Stampin' Up! family?

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, please e-mail me!

Are you ready to join Stampin' Up! and stamp with the Stars?


Stampin' Up! Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies

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Today's product highlight is a great thinlit from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Die.

With this thinlit die, you can make your best wishes pop in the most wonderful way with pop-up cards you make yourself. Create any outside card base, then adhere the die-cut pop-up piece inside. It’s an easy surprise!

 

Take a look at this video from the Stampin' Up! home office:

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 Visit the Stampin' Up! Online Store and get your Party Pop-Up Thinlits Die today!


Stampin' Up! Sunburst Sayings Bundle

Starburst-bundle140807GToday's product highlight is a great bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, the Sunburst Sayings Bundle.

With this stamp set, you can brighten someone's day with handmade cheeriness. These sunny thoughts are great for cards and gift tags.

With the Sunburst Thinlits Die, you cut a ray of sunshine in record time with this Thinlits die and the Big Shot.

Take a look at this video from the Stampin' Up! home office:

Shop now in my online store with Host Code: VBNCYJKD and earn double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards Punches through May 29,2016.

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 Visit the Stampin' Up! Online Store and get your Sunburst Sayings Bundle today!


Tuesday Tip for Handmade Envelopes

Envies-5-24Today's tips will help when making those handmade envelopes for your cards.  The Envelope Punch Board is a great tool!

Watch this video for a couple of ideas that may come in handy!

Need an Envelope Punch Board? Find it HERE in the Online Store.

I have an ordering special this week while I'm on vacation!  Earn double Ink and Inspirations Reward "punches" with qualifying orders using Host Code VBNCYJKD. Read all about it HERE!

Thanks for stopping by for today's handmade envelope tip!


Makeover Monday- DIY Wedding Favor with Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love

Diy-wedding-favor-stampin-up-bloomin-love-makeoverToday's Makeover Monday project is an easy treat favor fashioned as a DIY Wedding Favor using Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love.

You can make these as clean and simple or super fancy with lots of embellishments. Customize this idea to fit your occasion and decor of your event.

See the video that inspired this DIY wedding favor...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card stock for this makeover was cut at 2 3/4" x 6".
  • Adjust the size of your card stock to fit your treat or favor.
  • Use a strip of designer or patterned paper to use beneath the ribbon to add a pop of color.

Diy-wedding-favor-stampin-up-bloomin-loveSee the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this makeover below.
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Thanks for checking in for today's makeover with this DIY wedding favor idea using Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Love.

 


Ordering Special- One Week Only!

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Beginning today, for one week only, I am offering a Stampin' Up! ordering special!

From May 20-29th, I will be on vacation and will be offering double Ink and Inspirations Rewards on qualifying orders through my Online Store using Host Code VBNCYJKD.

Keep track of your Ink and Inspirations rewards and you can earn a FREE stamp set of your choice from me once you earn 20 reward punches.

For one week only...

  • With a $25 purchase (before shipping and tax) receive 2 virtual rewards
  • $50=4 Virtual reward punches
  • $75= 6 virtual reward punches, and so on.
  • Reward punches are earned for each $25 in product purchase.
  • Orders may not be combined for reward punches.
  • You must keep track of your reward punches.
  • Download your tracking sheet HERE.
  • This offer is provided only through Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

See all the details for my Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful Ride Wedding Card

Stampin-up-beautiful-ride-cardToday's share is a wedding card using the Beautiful Ride stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

I made this card for a wedding we attended in April and decided that the images from this set would make a nice card for the happy couple.

Lisa Inklings:

  • The images were stamped on our Watercolor Paper in Basic Gray Archival Ink.
  • An Aqua Painter with Classic Ink Pads were used to "paint" the couple and the landscape.
  • Circle framelits were used to cut the main image.
  • Inside of card has another scene watercolored in the same way. (see below)
  • The car was "fussy cut" with Paper Snips.
  • The photopolymer stamps made it easy to stamp the luggage on top of the car.

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Life is a beautiful journey. Celebrate the big events, the good news, and the milestones that happen on the way.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

 

This Beautiful Ride stamp set is retiring so get it now in the Online Store!


Make An Easy Graduation Card with Stampin' Up! Bravo

Stampin-up-bravo-graduation-cardToday's project is a clean and simple graduation card to hold a check, cash, or gift card for the 2016 Graduate using the retiring Bravo set from Stampin' Up!

One predominate color plus a neutral and some shine make this a classy card that works for guys and gals.

Take a look at this video for the how-to...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut to 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 and scored at 3 and 6 1/4 on the long side.
  • Designer paper and Whisper White cut at 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 for each piece.
  • Belly Band is 1 x 7 1/2.

Stampin-up-bravo-graduation-card-videoSupplies used for today's card:

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 Be sure to check the other items on the retiring list in the online store!  Then, try this easy card for any gift giving occasion!


Tuesday Tip- Renew Your Photopolymer Stamps!

Photopolymer-tip-5-17Today's tip is a super easy one to get that cling action back for your Stampin' Up! photopolymer stamps.

Watch this video and see how easy it can be to "renew" that photopolymer!

This idea has relieved a lot of frustration when stamping with photopolymer.   I hope you'll find this Tuesday Tip helpful, too!


Makeover Monday- Cottage Greetings Birthday Box

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetings-makeoverThis week's Makeover Monday project and video is an easy and fun birthday box made with the Cottage Greetings Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

With a few cuts and scores, you can create this little gift box for any occasion.

Here's the video tutorial for the how-to:

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the long side.
  • Turn and make one score at 2".
  • DSP is cut at 2" x 2 1/2" .  Two pieces needed.

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetingsSupplies used for this makeover are listed below.
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Hope to enjoyed today's Makeover Monday with this easy paper crafting project and birthday box video made with Stampin' Up! products.


Happy Birthday, Shannon West! #imbringingbirthdaysback

#imbringingbirthdaysbackHappy Birthday to Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office who is an awesome person, paper crafter, and the creator and motivator of the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement.

Earlier this year, Shannon started a movement where she was literally bringing-birthdays-back by sending birthday cards to anyone who would send their name and birthday to her on Facebook.  She felt even with all the wonderful birthday greetings that everyone sent and received through their Facebook page; those sentiments could never take the place of receiving a birthday card in the mail! 

She also hand-carved a stamp with #imbringingbirthdaysback to stamp on all of the birthday cards she mailed. To help with the movement, Stampin' Up! re-created her stamp into a wood mount stamp and it is available for order HERE so that you can join in the movement as well!

Many of Shannon's friends and those to whom she's sent cards have showered her with birthday greetings for her birthday!  Here's a shot from a video she shared on Facebook with her cards and packages she will be enjoying today.

Shannon-imbringingbirthdaysbackYou can get your #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp by clicking the link below.

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Happy Birthday, Shannon West, and thank you for the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement to encourage us to send our handmade birthday cards to brighten the days of others!


Make A 2016 Father's Day Card- Stampin' Up! Going Global Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fathers-day-2016-card-going-globalToday's project is a 2016 Father's Day card that you can make with some of the retiring products from Stampin' Up!

Featured here are the Going Global stamp set and the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack from the Occasions Catalog.

Let's take a look at the how-to in this video...

Lisa Inklings:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock is perfect for your card bases.  This one measures 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Shine On Specialty DSP is cut to 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Going Places DSP: 1 x 4, 1 1/2 x 4 and scrap piece for stamping and punching.
  • Very Vanilla: 1/2 x 5
  • The Going Places DSP stack in currently on backorder as of this date (5-12-16) but more expected in the warehouse by May 30, 2016!  Once the supply is depleted, it will no longer be available. Don't delay in ordering this great 6 x 6 stack of papers!

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used for today's project:

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The Stampin' Up! Going Global set and Going Places DSP are such a good combo for the guys!

Create this masculine card for Father's Day 2016 using some of retiring products from Stampin' Up!


Make a "Happy" Card with Stampin' Up! Bravo and Bloomin' Love

Stampin-up-bravo-bloomin-love-card-ideaToday's card and video tutorial is colorful, fun, and "happy" with the Stampin' Up! Bravo and Bloomin' Love sets and some bold colors.

An angled cut on the card front adds unique point of interest and a variation from a traditional card front.

Here's the video with the how-to...

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stamp your sentiment at an angle at approximately the half way point on the card front.
  • Experiment with your colors.  These bold tones were my favorite.
  • Floral images were used on this card but I think stars or dots would be awesome.
  • The Bravo stamp set has great sentiments in an array of sizes.  It's on the retiring list so be sure to get it now while still available.

Stampin-up-bravo-bloomin-love-card-videoSupplies for today's project are listed below:

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Stampin-up-bravo-bloomin-love-card-video-tutorialThanks for tuning in today for this fun Stampin' Up! card idea and video! I challenge you to make a "happy" card and send to someone to brighten their day!


Tuesday Tip- Cleaning Rubber Stamps

Cleaning-stamps-5-9In today's tip, I share some methods for cleaning rubber stamps.  These methods aren't necessarily for everyone, just a matter of personal preference for me. :)

Take a look at the video below and let me know if you have a favorite way to clean your stamps.

Supplies seen in this video:

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Tuesday Tip and video.

Leave a comment below and let us know how you clean your rubber stamps!


Makeover Monday- Faux Ribbon Technique on a 2016 Father's Day Card

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-technique-makeoverToday's makeover project features a faux ribbon technique looks great as an element on masculine themed cards.  With Father's Day 2016 here in the U.S.next month, here's an idea for you to try.

The Stampin' Up! Going Global set and Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack make a great combo for this Father's Day card.  Both are retiring so be sure to get yours while still available! 

Here's the video that inspired this Father's Day card...

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Save scrap strips of card stock to use for this technique.
  • Glue Dots are also a good adhesive to hold your "ribbon" in place.
  • The Going Global set and Going Places Designer Paper Stack can be found HERE and HERE.

Stampin-up-going-global-ribbon-techniqueSee the supplies for today's project below. 

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Whether you are getting ready for Father's Day 2016, making cards for your favorite guy, or want to use an alternative to ribbon on any card, this faux ribbon technique is easy to create with supplies you have on hand!