Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #3

Stampin-up-christmas-cards-2017-3aThis week we have a sweet and easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea #3 for 2017.  This one is made with a cut and scored Whisper White note card ready for you to use, 20 to a pack...WITH envelopes...ready for you to use!

The Stitched Felt Embellishment and Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack make this card bright and cheery.

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

Click here to see this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 2" x 5".
  • I used about 20" of the Solid Real Red Ribbon.
  • Our Liquid Multipurpose Glue worked best for me on the Stitched Felt.
  • You can "color" the rhinestones with permanent pens or alcohol markers.

Here are the supplies used for today's Christmas card project:

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Stampin-up-christmas-cards-2017-3bThanks for checking in for the third in a series of 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card ideas.  I hope these ideas are inspiring you to create some handmade cards for the upcoming season to share with your family and friends!

12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 12- Tall, Skinny Treat Box

Halloween-2017-treat-box-1Believe it or not, we are in the last week of 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 with this tall, skinny treat box.

This is an easy design made with the Spooky Cat Bundle (my favorite for Halloween crafting this year) and will hold lots of little wrapped candies and other treats as you'll see in the video.

Let's take a look at the finale' of this Halloween series...

 

Click HERE to see the final project of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Score with the short side up at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", and 6".
  • Turn and score with the long side up at 1 1/2" and 7 1/2".
  • You can wait to decide if you want to sponge the edges until you have the box completed.
  • Using the Pumpkin Pie cardstock makes this a sturdy box but you can also use designer series paper. Just be aware of the weight of your treats!

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Here are the supplies used in today's Halloween project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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I hope you've enjoyed and made some of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects for 2017 and don't leave out today's tall, skinny box to treat someone this year!

Tuesday Tip: Using Glitter Paper in Cardmaking

Glitter-paper-cardmaking-tipToday's cardmaking tip is on using glitter (or, glimmer) paper.  These special sparkly papers are a great alternative to glitter for adding shine to your handmade creations.

In this video tutorial, you'll see a couple of tips that I hope you'll find helpful.  Let's take a look!

Click here to see the Glitter Paper tips video on You Tube.

Cardmaking-glimmer-paper-tips-1Just that tiny bit of glimmer paper makes a big difference in the Christmas card.  This way, your glimmer paper will go a long way, too!

Here are the Stampin' Up! products featured on this card:

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Try these helpful tips and enjoy using glimmer paper on your holiday projects!

Let's Make An Easy and Pretty Thank You Card

Easy-thank-you-cardToday's makeover thank you card is an easy and pretty style borrowed from a Stampin' Up! video tutorial from the past.

The creation that was the inspiration for this thank you card is actually a Christmas card!  Just goes to show that you can take any idea and customize it to fit your need.  Just change the color scheme and stamps and you are ready to go.

The Daffodil Delight (yellow) card base has a little added technique that's easy to do.  I used the sunflower stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set and used *tone on tone, second generation stamping to create a subtle background. 

*tone on tone- stamping with same color ink as your cardstock

*second generation stamping - Ink your stamp, stamp off (stamp on scratch paper first), then stamp on cardstock

Let's take a look at the video tutorial that inspired today's thank you card.

Click Here to see the quick and easy card idea on You Tube.

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

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How About An Easy Halloween Treat Wrap Idea?

KM-October-Halloween-BoxToday I am sharing a quick post with an easy Halloween treat wrap idea.  This is one that you can make in pretty big quantities if you need for a group, class, or neighborhood trick or treaters.

Here are the details:

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  1. Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock 3" x 7".
  2. Score at 3" and 6".
  3.  Lay the Vintage Crochet Trim out on the front after you put treat on the inside.
  4. Cut the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 2 ¾" x 2 3/4"  and adhere to the front to hold down the Vintage Crochet Trim.
  5. Stamp the Halloween sentiment in in Pumpkin Pie and and add accents over top with the Basic Black Stampin Write Marker.
  6. Use the Everyday label punch to punch out sentiment.
  7. Put Black Rhinestone Jewels on the side 
  8. Don’t for get to add your treat and tie up the treat and add the sentiment to the front!

Here's a look at the inside of the treat wrap...

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Hope you've enjoyed today's Halloween treat idea and be sure you don't miss the 12 Weeks of Halloween project posted on Wednesday!

 


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas Video Tutorial #2

Stampin-up-christmas-card-ideas-2017-2aToday's project is another 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas card idea and video tutorial. 

This card features the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.

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

Click here to see the Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas card idea and video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Simply click the links to shop! Current Host Code: 32964Y62

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White base is cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 4" x 4" for stamping and die cutting.
  • Merry Little Christmas DSP is cut 4" x 5 1/4", 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and 4" x 4" for die cutting.
  • If you are not using the Layering Squares Framelits, DSP should be cut at 2 1/2" square and the Whisper White for stamping should be cut at 2 3/8" square.

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Thanks for joining me for the second in a series of 2017 Christmas cards and remember you can shop 24/7 in my Online Store!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 11- Stampin' Up! Halloween Box for Notepad Gift

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Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of the Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects is a neat box for a notepad gift.  I wanted to create some fun Halloween packaging for these little "treats" for my daughters. 

The little owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set can be stamped onto this moon and branch print from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  Let's take a look in the how-to video below.

Click here to see Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 8" x 9 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", and 9".
  • Turn and score at 1/2".
  • Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 7 1/4".

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 11- Stampin' Up! Halloween Box for Notepad Gift

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Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of the Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects is a neat box for a notepad gift.  I wanted to create some fun Halloween packaging for these little "treats" for my daughters. 

The little owl from the Spooky Cat stamp set can be stamped onto this moon and branch print from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  Let's take a look in the how-to video below.

Click here to see Week 11 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 8" x 9 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", and 9".
  • Turn and score at 1/2".
  • Cut Spooky Night Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 7 1/4".

Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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Tuesday Tip: Using Acetate Overlays in Cardmaking

Cutting CardstockFor the Inside of Your Cards-2This week's tip is the response to a couple of inquiries from my Facebook group regarding using acetate overlays in paper crafting and cardmaking. 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly, these inquiries were pre-Harvey so it's taken me a while to get around to it but it's always been on my to-do list.

The overlays that you'll see in today's video are from two Memories and More collections that I will be sure to list below. 

Let's take a look at the video then we'll talk a little more about it...

Click Here to see this tip video on using acetate overlays in card making on You Tube.

The little snowman on the first card is colored with the soon to be available Stampin' Blends!

Here's the finished "hello" card below...

Acetate-overlay-cardmaking-tipHere are the two Memories and More kits that were used in making the cards for today's video.

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Also available from the annual catalog are these Naturally Eclectic Overlays:

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Try using the acetate overlays your cardmaking for a fun accent and I'll see you tomorrow for another Halloween project!

Want To Make A Halloween Card?

Stampin-up-halloween-card-2017-aIf you want to make a fun Halloween card to send, try this version that's featured for today's Makeover Monday. 

I have a friend whose birthday is on Halloween and I usually send her greetings in grand Halloween style! 

I believe that I have mentioned a couple of times {wink} that the Spooky Cat stamp set (and, bundle with the cat punch)  and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has been my favorite suite for crafting my Halloween treats and projects this year.  It's just so darn cute and this little owl is no exception!  Look how cute it is perched on the branch on the brilliantly coordinated designer paper print!

The inspiration for this card is from one of my designs from last year.  Take a look then read on for details on today's card.

Click Here this Halloween card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The moon designer paper print piece is cut to 3" x 3" and mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is 4" wide by 3" tall.
  • The card base is cut from Pumpkin Pie at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Back layer of designer paper is 4" x 5 1/4".
  • I cut 2 strips of striped designer paper at 1/2" x 4" to substitute for the washi tape in the original card.
  • Lace trim with a loopy bow is substituted for the twine in the original.

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used on today's Halloween card:

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Thanks for checking in for today's Halloween card and I hope you'll create one and send to a friend!

 


Coming Soon...Stampin' Blends!

Stampin-blends-1Coming soon from Stampin' Up! are Stampin' Blends, our new alcohol based markers!  Demonstrators are able to pre-order from October 1-15 and I just received mine via UPS a couple of days ago.  Let me tell you that these are so much fun for coloring.

The Stampin' Blends are much like our alcohol based Blendabilities from several years ago.  But, the Blendabilities had a design flaw which caused the ink to evaporate and the markers to dry out quickly.  Stampin' Up! had to take them off the market.  Since then, the company has been working, testing, and re-testing new alcohol markers and Stampin' Blends have been developed!

Although we do not know the exact date of release to customers but are thinking it may be before Christmas!   The Stampin' Blends are only available to demonstrators now until Sunday, October 15, 2017.  If you become a demonstrator by the 15th, you can choose the Stampin' Blends for your Starter Kit since it is a completely customizable kit and you can choose $125 worth of product for $99!

Stampin-blends-2Stay tuned for more on Stampin' Blends once the release date is announced and I'll be sure to share all the information with you


Stampin' Up! 2017 Christmas Card Ideas- Labels to Love Gift Card Holder

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This project is a Christmas gift card holder idea made with the Stampin' Up! Labels of Love stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.  This card was also featured as the Makeover Monday this week.

The video below is one that I shared on my Facebook page for World Card Making Day.  Take a look and watch through to the end for an alternate  version with Fall themed card idea.

 

Click here to see this 2017 Christmas card idea on You Tube.

Here is the supply list for this Christmas card idea. You can simply click the links to shop!

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Are you making holiday cards this year?  Leave a comment here...I'd love to know!

You can look forward to more Christmas cards ideas each week here on Ink and Inspirations.


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 10- Stampin' Up! Tic Tac Treat

Halloween-2017-tic-tac-treat-holderWelcome to Week 10 (already?!) of our 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects featuring this cute Tic Tac treat holder!

I found these Halloween Tic Tac treats at a local fabric store and thought it would make a good little Halloween gift for those who try to stay away from candy.  Have anyone in mind?  If you can't find this Halloween version of Tic Tacs, pick up a pack in orange or white and it will coordinate beautifully with the stamps, ink, and paper.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial for the Week 10 Halloween Project...

Click here to see Week 10 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used for today's Halloween project. 

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Halloween-2017-tic-tac-treat-holder-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 5 1/4". 
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Very Vanilla approx. 3" x 3".
  • Cut a piece of designer paper  1" x 12" and score at every 1/8" to make a medallion.
  • If you choose to use a Basic Black Starburst on your project, you will need a piece approx 3" x 3".
  • A Hot Glue Gun will be helpful in attaching the medallion and punched pieces.

Thanks for checking in for today's 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween project and I'll be back tomorrow with the first in my Christmas card series for 2017!


World Card Making Day Special Ends Tonight!

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The 10 day Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day Special ends tonight!  If you haven't taken a look at the deals, you'll want to do so before the end of the day! 

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- World Card Making Day 2017 Christmas Card

World-card-making-day-christmas-card-projectThis past weekend, we celebrated World Card Making Day on my Facebook page and this 2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card project was of the cards shared in a video there.  It is a remake of the card seen in the video posted here today for our Makeover Monday.

The traditional Christmas colors in this card are showcased in this Be Merry Designer Series paper collection (144111) which is included in the month-long designer series paper special, Buy 3, Get 1 Free. (Buy 3, Get the 4th Pack Free.)  This special includes a select group of papers that are listed below:

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Annual (p. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00
Annual (p. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144163 Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 188) 144110 Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (p. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Annual (p. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00
Holiday (p. 29) 144629 Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper $11.00
Holiday (p. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00
 
 Let's take a look at the video tutorial that was the inspiration for this card.
 
 

You can also find this Christmas card video on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies used in today's Makeover Monday Christmas Card project. 

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Now's the time to start your Christmas cards with this one as a great idea for gift cards and you can shop 24/7 in my online store for convenience and shipping straight to your door!