Not a Groundhog But A Cute Monster Instead!

Cute-monster-birthday-card-1Well, friends, I don't have a Groundhog for you on this February 2nd but here's cute monster birthday card and video!

Yummy in the Tummy is a delightful set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog that's perfect for cards for kids. Here, this fella is paired with the Party Animal Designer Series Paper.

Watch the video below to see how you can make simply cut strips of designer paper work for you to create a fun background for your stamped images.

Make your own cute monster birthday card by shopping through the links below:

Product List

Modern Label Punch
Modern Label Punch
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$16.95

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.
  • Party Animal DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 and two strips of coordinating prints cut at 1 1/2 x 4.
  • Watercolor Paper: 2 1/4 x 3
  • Emerald Envy: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 and scrap for punching.
  • Whisper White: Scrap for stamping and punching.

Cute-monster-birthday-card-2Here's the inside of the card stamped with the Designer Tee stamp set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

 

Sale-A-Bration---> Through March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
February Thank You
With Any Order: February Lift Me Up Fun Folds Showcase Videos---2 Card Ideas with 2 Exclusive Videos!
 
With orders of $50 or more before shipping and tax: 
Use Host Code A4CDEHHE and receive a gift in the mail from me plus the February Showcase Videos! Offer only from Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 
 
Thanks for tuning in on Groundhog Day for this cute monster birthday birthday card and video tutorial!

 


Make and Send A Card To Lift Someone's Spirits

Lift-me-up-card-1Today's cardmaking project is a cheery one that will be sure to lift someone's spirits!

It's been a long day so I'll keep this short and sweet!  The good news...my iPhone seems to be good as new!  The Apple Store did a complete restore of the phone and my storage problem was resolved.  Now, I'll be able to take pictures and video again!

Now back to the card...these hot air balloons are so cute!  I'm having so much fun working with this bundle!

Let's take a look at the video for the how-to:

Here are the supplies for today's card...simply click the links to shop!

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Lift-me-up-card-2Here's the inside of the card...more  hot air balloon fun!
 
February Thank You
With Any Order: February Lift Me Up Fun Folds Showcase Videos---2 Card Ideas with 2 Exclusive Videos!
 
With orders of $50 or more before shipping and tax: 
Use Host Code A4CDEHHE and receive a gift in the mail from me plus the February Showcase Videos! Offer only from Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  A4CDEHHE with your online order and receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Thanks for tuning in for today's cardmaking video tutorial and I hope you're inspired to make and send a card to lift someone's spirits!

 

Tuesday Tip- Fun Monster Eyes!

Make-fun-monster-eyesToday's tip is super easy and if you have the Yummy in My Tummy set from Stampin' Up!, you'll love adding this fun to your monster eyes!

Grab your Fine Tip Glue and your stamped and colored monster, and make your own googlie eyes!

Take a look at this in action in today's tip video below!

See how easy that is?  You just need a little patience to let it dry and you'll be good to go!

If you don't have this darlin' set, you are missing out.  It's fun for anyone, but I love it especially for kids so cute!

Specials and Promotions

  • Host Code A4CDEHHE- Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) through my Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail! Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product and I will still send your gift!
  • With each $50 in product or your order, select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Grab a cup of coffee and glass of tea and browse the Online Store to take a look at all of the wonderful and coordinating products from Stampin' Up!  I hope I've tempted you  to make some fun monster eyes on your next project!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Valentine Treat Box with a Pop of Pink

Valentine-treat-box-pop-of-pink-1Today's makeover is a Valentine Treat Box in one of my favorite styles.  It's easy to make and the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper is super sweet for Valentine projects.

I've always thought that this was just the right says if you had "several" that you wanted (or, needed!) to make.  Whether for your child's or grandchild's classroom, to hand out to co-workers, or for favors for a party or special event, you'll have just what you need with your paper crafting supplies and the instructions for this box!

This video from the past shows the easy how-to.  Take a look and then try it for yourself! 

Here's the shopping list for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop the online store.

Product List - Host Code: A4CDEHHE

Valentine-treat-box-pop-of-pink-2I think you'll agree that is a "just right" size for treats as well as easy and fun to make.  Try this Valentine Treat Box to share and spread the love for a happy heart day!


Monthly Crafting Kit Special!

PP_SAB_Sharable-2_2017_USWouldn't you love getting a crafting kit each month in your mailbox? If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin,  now is the perfect time—you can get a discount, grab a free Sale-A-Bration item, and get three months of papercrafting bliss!  It's a crafting surprise coming to your mailbox for 3 months!

Already subscribed to Paper Pumpkin?  How about purchasing a subscription as a gift for your friend, spouse, child, or parent and have a crafting buddy every month.

For even bigger savings and more rewards, surprise yourself every month for a year! Get a 12-month Paper Pumpkin subscription and you’ll save over $2/month, get Stampin’ Rewards, and earn 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

Kits vary from cards, 3D items, home/party decor, and more.  Just take a look at the year in review from 2016...some awesome past Paper Pumpkin Kits!

I always get the yearly subscription during Sale-A-Bration so that I can save $2 per month, earn 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, AND Stampin' Rewards with my order!

Click the links below to order for yourself AND a friend...what a fun gift!

 Now is the best time to get in on the fun of Paper Pumpkin...get a prepaid subscription and earn SALE-A-BRATION Rewards!

 


Tried and True Technique... Embossing for Cardmaking!

Make a Bold and Lovely Birthday CardThere's no doubt about it: the embossing technique is still a great technique to use in cardmaking.

Have your tried embossing?  Do you remember the first time you watched the "magic" as the heat tool melted the powder to make your card just pop?

Today's card has a bold birthday statement that is kicked up a notch with the heat embossing technique.  This card is also the "sister" to the masculine Makeover Monday Valentine card from earlier this week seen HERE.

Let's take a look at the easy process for this card in today's video tutorial.

Here are the products that were use to make this card...You'll LOVE that Falling in Love paper!

 

 

Embossing is an easy technique that makes any cardmaking project extra special.  Must haves are the Clear and White Stampin' Emboss Powders.  For a really special touch, try our metallics in gold, copper, and silver.

 

 

  • Host Code for January: BY4VY3MJ  Use this code when placing your online order of $50 in product or more and  receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards on your order from  Stampin' Up! and I'll still send your FREE gift.

Try embossing on your next cardmaking project and see what a difference this tried and true technique makes on your handmade creation!

 

Make A Beautiful Birthday Card!

Make-a-beautiful-birthday-card-1Today's beautiful card features the Beautiful You stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog for 2017.

The images are artsy and feminine and the sentiments are the best!  This one is colored with the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils on Shimmery White card stock.

The video for this card is rather lengthy...a recording from a Facebook Live Broadcast.  So, in advance, I thank you for hanging in there!

Here are the supplies used for today's card...simply click the links to shop!
Host Code for January: BY4VY3MJ Please use the Host Code if your order is less than $150 before shipping and tax!

Product List

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Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99.  More Information HERE!
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

Be sure to order your Watercolor Pencils NOW! The supply is limited and I'm not sure when you will be able to order again!  You can use this wonderful tool to watercolor and make beautiful handmade cards!


Tuesday Tip- From the Archives and Helpful for New Card Makers!

Today's tip is one from the archives but is worth repeating especially for new card makers!

Starting with a good and neat card base is important for the overall look of any card.  In the video below, I'll share some tips that you may find helpful not matter what your level of cardmaking!

 

No matter what size that you make your cards, you can apply these simple tips to help you make a neat base.  

If you're a new card maker, let me know if you have questions that I can answer with a Tuesday Tip!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Valentine Card

Masculine-valentine-card-makeover-1Today's makeover is a Valentine card with a masculine feel in some of our beautiful Stampin' Up! Neutrals.  The Sealed with Love stamp set provides the sentiment with copper embossing.

In card making, neutral colors can always deliver beautiful masculine cards with an elegant style.  Take a look at this way-back-when video that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The wrapped Burlap Ribbon  on the makeover provides a good alternative for easy mailing.
  • An Embossing Buddy was brushed over the Basic Black card stock before embossing.
  • The Burlap Ribbon was cut just long enough to wrap around the sides of the Basic Black card stock and secured with Glue Dots.
  • Stampin' Up! no longer carries the Craft and Paper Scissors.  Still a good idea to dedicate some scissors for exclusively cutting ribbon/fabric.

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Here is the shopping list for today's makeover.  Simply click the pics to shop the Online Store any time!
Host Code for January: BY4VY3MJ

Product List

Thanks for stopping by today for our makeover masculine Valentine card and be sure to stay tuned for birthday version of this card coming later this week!


Any Occasion Mini Banners for Your Cardmaking

Free-stamp-set-with-order-any-occasion143348Banners are always in style and a cute way to wish someone a happy birthday, congrats, or thanks. The Any Occasion Stamp Set can do more than that with its photopolymer versatility.  And, you can earn this set for FREE through March 31, 2017 with your qualifying order of $50 or more before shipping and tax. In fact, you can earn a FREE item from our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product on a single order with EVERY order you place through March 31st!  How awesome is that???

Check out this video for some great ideas!  You're going to love what you can do with this set, you're definitely going to have to have it after you see what you can do with it!

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

Add some cute banners to your cardmaking with this Any Occasion Sale-A-Bration set that you can earn as a FREE set from Stampin' Up!

 


A Big On Birthday Card

Big-on-birthdays-card Today's project is this Big On Birthday card made with the set of the same name from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  I love the big, bold sentiments in this set.  Makes for an easy assembly for a birthday card for anyone!

With the issues that I'm having with my iPhone, I am still unable to record videos and upload to You Tube.  However, I was able to go LIVE on my Facebook group this afternoon with a how-to video for this card. 

Here are the details for today's card with product listing below.

  • Base is Pacific Point card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 4 1/4.
  • Whisper White for stamping- 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Tangerine Tango Card stock- 2 1/4 x 4.

Product List

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

We always need birthday cards, right?  Try the Big On Birthdays set from Stampin' Up! to create a stack to keep on hand...see you in the next post!


Make A Sweet Valentine Card

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Today's project is a sweet Valentine card made with the products from the Sending Love Suite from Stampin' Up!  The combination of the stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits allow for so many possibilities when making Valentines or love notes for any time of year!

Here's a video tutorial with the how-to:

This is just one of the many options you have when creating with this suite.  Visit the online store to see these Occasions Catalog products that coordinate beautifully!

->Current Host Code: BY4VY3MJ

* Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

 Thanks for checking in for today's Valentine card idea! 


Tuesday Tip Worth Repeating... The Difference Between Clear Mount and Photopolymer Stamps

Sometimes the difference is not clear...clear mount stamps are not clear ( photopolymer) stamps. 

It can be confusing!  Clear mount refers to our Stampin' Up! red rubber stamps that need to be mounted on our clear blocks for stamping. 

Hopefully, this video from the past will clear things up! 

 

Our Photopolmer stamps are now available in our catalogs. Click the link on the right to view our current issues.

Please share this video to help others understand the difference between Stampin' Up! Clear Mount and Photopolymer Stamps. 


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

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I'm on the road traveling (driving) today but wanted to remind you about my Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2017.  Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

Earn your spot at the

  Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

Attendee Only Specials

Make and Takes

Gifts

“Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

  Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:

  Get 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) in addition to your Starter Kit!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 4- March 31, 2017) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com!

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

  If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorial as well as the “Pillow” gifts.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853.


Making a Comeback...Stitched Shapes!

Stitched-shapes-framelits-145372The new Stitched Shapes Framelits are due back again on Monday, January 16th, 2017!  These trendy shapes add such a special touch to your handmade projects and I am so excited that these will be available again.  So many of you have been patiently waiting!

In case that you missed all the excitement the first go 'round, here are the details.

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. There is no actual stitching involved yet these framelits give  the faux stitched look to your projects.   These framelits are an early release of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and were so popular during the initial release in November 2016.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Stitched Shapes Framelits...

Keep your projects in stitches with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin' Up!  Use Hostess Code BY4VY3MJ when placing your online order and receive a a little gift from me!