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
Current Host Code: ACK7TW9U 
Use this code and place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax and receive a FREE gift from me via mail. 
***Important: If your order totals $150 or more shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will still receive your free gift!

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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?

 


A Different Angle for Correcting A Card Making Mistake

Stampin-up-video-different-angleWelcome to this week's First Cut Video with a different angle on fixing a card making mistake.

Ever get in one of those "sticky" situations when your adhesive works really well and it's just not right...well, not where you wanted it?  Well, that's what happened to me recently and I discovered a fix that really made me look at my "oops" from a different angle.

Take a look at the video below to see how I got myself out of this sticky situation! (You may watch here on You Tube.)

Cardmaking-tip-angle-video-tutorialMost likely, there's a work around for just about any "oops" or "mistake" in card making.  Think about it this way...it's your work of art so there's not really a right or wrong. Look at it from a different angle and you'll see the beauty in it. 
Thanks for stopping by and three cheers for card making!


Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Fourth of July Treat and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-easy-fold-treat-pouchWe are packing today for a weekend trip to New Braunfels but I wanted to share this super easy Fourth of July treat packet and video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Typeset Specialty Paper.

This idea came from Sara Douglass, the interim CEO for Stampin' Up!   This version is dressed up with some die cuts from the Star Framelits and the Me=Grateful but you can use supplies that you have on hand and create these for your summer celebrations!

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


NEW Bonus Deals from Stampin' Up!

Let's get right to the Bonus Deals announced this morning from Stampin' Up!

Here are the details:

  • Promotion date for Bonus Deals: June 30-August 3, 2015
  • Each week, there will be extra Weekly Deals up to 30% off retail!
  • New items up to 60% off have been added to the Clearance Rack!
  • Weekly Deals will be offered in limited quantities. Once the quantity for the discounted items has been reached, the items will be removed from Weekly Deals, but they will still be available at retail prices. 

Weekly Deals for this week with discounted prices listed!

When shopping online, please use the current Host Code: ACK7TW9U  Receive a FREE gift with your order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) when you use this code!
If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for Free product!
Don't miss these!...
To order any of the Bonus Deal items above, please click on the image to go directly to my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

Makeover Monday- July 4th Stampin' Up! Fry Box Video Tutorial

  Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-fry-box-treatToday's Makeover Monday project is a re-do of my Stampin' Up! July 4th Fry Box from last year.

This is a great box that can hold quite a few treats for your Fourth of July celebrations.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

Let's take a look at the Stampin' Up! Supply list for the makeover:


Get Two Free Stamp Sets! Ends June 30!

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Do you love card making, paper crafting, and free stamps? 

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!

***SPECIAL FOR JUNE!  Join the Stars team and Stampin' Up! during the month of June 2015 and receive two extra stamp sets of YOUR choice from the new catalog to be included with your kit!

The Stars team receives access to an exclusive projects and video tutorials created especially for the Stars' private blog!  These projects are inspiration for their personal use, stamp clubs, classes, or simply inspiration for their own projects.

The new Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper is featured in the exclusive video tutorial that was shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team on their private blog this week! 

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.

Or, if you're ready to become part of our group, CLICK HERE.

We'd love to have you as part of the Ink and Inspirations Stars and Stampin' Up! family!


Fourth of July 3D Star in a Quick Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-treat-decorLet's get ready to celebrate the Fourth of the July with this easy to make 3D star and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits featured in today's First Cut Video Tutorial.

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits are on sale ($10 off)...see everything in the collection HERE for one week only and it's a great one to have in your paper crafting supply stash!

Let's take a look at how to create this easy 3D star.  Use this technique on any size 5 point star for your Fourth of July decorating.

See the First Cut Video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.

inklings:

  • Please use the current Host Code: ACK7TW9U when shopping online. If your order totals, $150 or more before, please do not use the code.
  • Get TWO FREE stamp sets when you join Stampin' Up! by June 30th!  See the details HERE.

How-to-make-3D-star-stampin-upThank you for stopping by today for this quick First Cut Video tutorial with these Fourth of July 3D stars and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!


Go Wild for Me=Grateful from Stampin' Up! and a Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-me-grateful-cardGo Wild in your card making with this super new designer paper stack paired with the Me=Grateful set as seen in today's video tutorial with these new Stampin' Up! products!

This set is sure to be a favorite with the mix and match combinations that can be used on the card front as well as an inside the card sentiment.

The sentiment on the card front was cut with a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits collection which is ON SALE this week.  See more on the favorite of mine and other specials HERE on this blog post.

Take a look at the how-to for the card below or you can see it here on my You Tube channel. 

 Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for this project.  Simply click the link to get a closer look or to shop!  Thank you!

When shopping online, please use the current Host Code: ACK7TW9U.  If your order totals $150 before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards for FREE product!
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Here's a closer look at the inside of this card with a beautiful sentiment from Me = Grateful. The strips of paper were both trimmed from the original 6 x 6 piece of paper from the Go Wild Stack.
Thank you for stopping by for today's card making video tutorial featuring the Me=Grateful stamp set and Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Sparkle and Shine

Weekly-deals-6-23The new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! feature some tools and embellishments to give that sparkle and shine to your paper crafting and card making!
 Ready to take a look?   

inklings:
  • Love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!!


    The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Collection is my favorite die cutting selection for the Big Shot.  It's super versatile and besides the super cute bag (think party favors, wedding favors, holiday treats, etc.), the additional elements are great for any project.  You'll see one from this die cutting set on a card in an upcoming video tutorial!
  • Add a beautiful textured layer to your cards with a simple pass through the Big Shot with one of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  The Polka Dot is one of my current favorites and works well for both guys and gals cards. 
  • Want the glimmer without the glitter?  You have two choices of our beautiful Glimmer Paper on sale this week!
  • Here's a tip:  Stock up on that metallic Gold 1/8" ribbon that's on sale to use for your beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments and cards.  This shiny ribbon is perfect for making little loop hangers for your ornaments or for adding a touch of shine to your holiday cardmaking.
Questions about any of these products?  I'll be happy to help you.  You can reach me anytime...leave a message on voicemail or send an email to lisa@inkandinspirations.com.
Thank you for checking in and I hope you'll find some treasures for your paper crafting and card making in this week's deals and specials from Stampin' Up!

Makeover Monday with a Stampin' Up! Cherry on Top Card

Stampin-up-cherry-on-top-card-6-22This week's Makeover Monday is a fun and cheery card using Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack!

The original handmade card idea can be seen on this post featuring the retired Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend set.  Today's version is bright and stacks up to be the perfect greeting for a summer time birthday, don't you think?

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

inklings:

  • The new Whisper White Thick card stock makes a perfect card base.   A 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of designer paper covers the entire card front.
  • The new Banner Triple Punch provides a cure point of interest for the sentiment.
  • Love tone on tone stamping and it's just right here for the ice cream cone.
  • Last addition to this handmade card?  The little blossom and rhinestone on the sentiment banner provided just the right color and balance!

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover. Shop simply by clicking the links!  Thank you!


Two Free Sets and You'll Be Stampin' with the Stars!

 

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Click the photo above to see a quick video
on making this easy stamped border!

Join Stampin' Up! by June 30th to receive TWO FREE stamp sets with your Starter Kit and you'll be stampin' with the Ink and Inspirations Stars!

 

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!


***SPECIAL FOR JUNE!  Join the Stars team and Stampin' Up! during the month of June 2015 and receive two extra stamp sets of YOUR choice from the new catalog to be included with your kit!

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.

Or, if you're ready to become part of our group, CLICK HERE.

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We'd love to have you as part of the Ink and Inspirations Stars and Stampin' Up! family!

 


How to Make a Border for a One Layer, Handmade Card

First-cut-one-layer-card-borderThis week's First Cut Video features an easy stamped border for a one layer, handmade card.  This card idea is using the What's Your Type set from Stampin' Up! and the new 100lb Whisper White Thick Card Stock.

Let's take a look at the quick video below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list with links to the featured products:

When shopping through my Online Store, please use the current Host Code: BFEC4CSY. ***Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

Customer Rewards!
Keep track of your orders with me and earn FREE stamps!  Find out about the Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards Program HERE.

Be sure to visit tomorrow to see the completed project with this stamped border for a one layer handmade card.


Make A Card with Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life and Tree Builder Punch

Stampin-up-sprinkles-of-life-summer-card-ideaRunning a tad behind today but hope you'll enjoy this Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life card idea and video tutorial

Tune in to see a fun sponged background technique and in this summertime handmade card.

Take a look at the video below or you can watch here on You Tube.

Here's my Stampin' Up! supply list for this handmade card.  Shop simply by clicking the links below.
When shopping through my Online Store, please use the current Host Code: BFEC4CSY. ***Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!


New Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Weekly-deals-6-16The Weekly Deals have been announced and include some beautiful ribbons and great tools from Stampin' Up!

Simply click the links above to shop 24/7!
When shopping through my Online Store, please use the current Host Code: BFEC4CSY. ***Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!
Thank you for checking in to see the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Makeover Monday-Stampin' Up! Words of Truth and Moments Like These

Project-life-stampin-up-card-words-of-truthToday's Makeover Monday project features one of my favorite new sets, Words of Truth, paired with the Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kit, Moments Like These.

The backdrop is a fun print from one of our new Designer Series Paper Stacks, Go Wild.

Let's take a look below at the video tutorial from the past or you can find it here on You Tube.

inklings:

  • For this makeover, I used a card from the Moments Like These card kit as a contrast to the Go Wild designer paper. This took the place of the masked piece from the video.
  • The "I love you." sentiment is stamped on our new Glassine Paper with Jet Black Stazon and punched with the new Washi Label Punch.
  • A little doodling and faux stitching accents the Itty Bitty Accents heart with a Project Life by Stampin' Up! journaling pen.
  • A strip of black satin ribbon adds a nice touch yet keeps the masculine feel.

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's card:

When shopping through my Online Store, please use the current Host Code: BFEC4CSY. ***Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!
Customer Rewards!
Keep track of your orders with me and earn FREE stamps!  Find out about the Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards Program HERE.
Stampin-up-words-of-truth-card-ideaThanks so much for joining me for today's Makeover Monday card idea with Words of Truth and the Moments Like These card kit from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' with the Stars and Incredible In Colors!

Tm-in-colors-6-11Take a peek at the project that was shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team on their private blog!  These cards feature the incredible new In Colors and the Me=Grateful stamp set from Stampin' Up!

My Stars team receives access to an exclusive projects and video tutorials created especially for the Stars' private blog!  These projects are inspiration for their personal use, stamp clubs, classes, or simply inspiration for their own projects.

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!


***SPECIAL FOR JUNE!  Join the Stars team and Stampin' Up! during the month of June 2015 and receive two extra stamp sets of YOUR choice from the new catalog to be included with your kit!

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.

Or, if you're ready to become part of our group, CLICK HERE.

We'd love to have you as part of the Ink and Inspirations Stars and Stampin' Up! family!


Important Information About the New Stampin' Up! Catalog

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Today I am sharing quick video with important information regarding the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog.  It is a First Cut video...short, to the point, and hopefully, helpful to you as a paper crafter, card maker, or memory keeper!

Take a look at the video below or HERE on You Tube and let me know if you have questions!

One more bit of information...

The new Whisper White card stock mentioned in the video was initially incorrectly labeled on the packaging.  The card stock is 100 lb weight not 80 lb.  Stampin' Up! will correct this error for the next supply of this card stock.

When shopping through my Online Store, please use the current Host Code: BFEC4CSY. ***Important:  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order!

Please let me know if you have questions about the Stampin' Up! catalog or any of our products...see you again soon!


Making a Thank You Card with Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life

Stampin-up-sprinkles-of-life-thank-you-cardToday's project and video tutorial is a thank you card made with the new Sprinkles of Life set from Stampin' Up!  In the video, we'll focus on a easy coloring technique.  The new 2015-2017 In Colors are beautiful and help make this handmade card bright and fun!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial with this coloring technique. Watch below or you can watch HERE on You Tube.

My Stampin' Up! supply list is below.  Just click the links to shop!  Thank you!