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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day Near and Far



Happy Valentine's Day!  

Do you have any traditions for Valentine's Day?  My co-workers will be pampered with these sweet treats that I made over the weekend!

For my sweet treat's I used a clear envelope and filled with treats.  The Whisper White card stock is cut 5 x 4 and then scored at 2".  I adhered a strip of All My Love Designer Series paper to the front of the Whisper White.  The paper is cut 1 3/4 x 5.  Another strip is cut 3/4 x 5.  Using the Starburst punch along with the 1 3/4" circle punch made it super easy.  Lovely Lipstick is the ink color and I used Happy Valentine's Day from the Meant to Be Cling Mount stamp set.

    


This design can be easily turned into other special occasions and holiday treats as well.  I'll be making a few more for Easter.


For all the products listed above, you can click here to order from my online store.  Sorry no candy though!
Happy Valentine's Day!  

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Customer Rewards Program - Something for You!



Customer Rewards / Perks from Gram

Do you want to earn a $50 shopping spree on behalf of me?


I want to reward my loyal customers with Perks from Gram. Earn 10 points and earn a $50 shopping spree on me! It’s my way of saying “thank you” for being one of my best customers.

Details:

*  Each order increment of $50 before shipping and taxes will earn 1 point plus my monthly Hostess Rewards (must use Hostess Code when ordering).

Examples: An order of $50-$99.99 before shipping and taxes earns 1 point plus my monthly Hostess Rewards (when using Hostess Code). An order of $100-$150 before shipping and taxes, earns 2 points, plus my monthly Hostess Rewards. An order of $49.99 or less does not earn points or Hostess Rewards, but I will send you a thank you card in the mail that you can send to someone or keep for yourself.

*  Individual orders cannot not be combined to earn points.

*  Qualifying order increments exclude shipping, taxes and any Stampin’ Rewards overages (including 50% off items).

*  Only one customer per qualifying order. You cannot combine multiple customers.

*  I will keep track of your qualifying orders for you – no need to keep track yourself.

*  When you reach 10 points, I will email you requesting your $50 shopping spree order!

*  Your shopping spree cannot exceed $50. Shopping sprees do not count toward points.

*  You may choose products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalog or the Clearance Rack.

*  I will cover the cost of shipping & taxes (if applicable) on your shopping spree order!



Beginning January 1, 2019, points expire after one year from order purchase date.


*  Terms & conditions are subject to change without notice.

    As always, if you have questions, please send me an email at inspiredbygram@gmail.com




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    Sunday, February 3, 2019

    Craft Fair 2019 Series Packaging Ideas for Candles

    Here's an idea for you today.  Let's take an ordinary candle from the Dollar Tree, create a tag, and transform into a nice packaging idea.  

    I plan to sell these at my spring craft fairs this year.  What a great gift for your special friend, relative, teacher, or co-worker.  It's quite simple so let me tell you how I mass produced over twenty of these candles.

    Both candles caught my attention while I was shopping.  I thought to myself; let's try and see if I can package into something that I could offer at my upcoming Spring craft fair.



    The tag is created using Share What You Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!.  Cut your specialty paper 2 x 3 1/2.  I then used the Scallop Tag Topper to create the top.  My Project Life corner rounder was used to curve the bottom corners.  I used Night of Navy ink and stamped Just for You from the Vibrant Vases stamp set.  The retired Washi Label punch helped create a nice banner that I adhered with two dimensionals.  The Pool Party Shimmer ribbon coordinated really nice with the paper and candles.


    The bags are from Walmart; you can find them in the bakery section.  I used a piece of Mint Macaroon card stock cut 2 x 4 for the bottom of the bag.  Added some decorative shred to add a bit of "cushion" in the packaging and also a nice decorative touch as well.



    I ended up typing the decorative hydrangea into the ribbon bow at the top. In my video, I showed you how you can add in the packaging as a different idea.  I actually like adding it to the outside of the package.
    Below is the supply list for all the Stampin' Up! supplies, which all can be purchased on my online store by clicking here.

    For my market, I plan to price the candles $3 each or 2 for $5.  I also offer a mix and match as well.



    To follow along my step-by-step video, click the image below.  

    Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I plan to bring you more Craft Fair 2019 ideas throughout the coming months.

    Happy stamping & crafting!
    Karen


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    Monday, January 21, 2019

    Craft Fair 2019 Series Episode 2
    One of my new additions to my craft fair inventory last year were these cute little Ghirardelli treat holders.  They are super cute, and really easy to put together.  I'm bringing them back for 2019 and thought I would share with you today.  

    If you have 6x6 paper, and who doesn't or 12x12 for that matter, you can whip up a bunch in no time.  


    Supplies needed:
    6x6 pretty paper, Scoreboard, Corner Rounder, Embellishment, 1/8 inch hand held punch, ribbon, bakers twine, dimensionals, stamp and ink

    Here are the instructions for you to re-create.

    Fold your paper in half point to point.  Now take it to your scoreboard and score along the fold line 1/2 inch.  Then rotate so the longest line is at the top and score at 2 3/4.  Flip and score at 2 3/4 on the other side.

    Now burnish all of your score lines.  Fold the side flaps in and then fold up and over on the remaining score lines.   Use a corner rounder to round the top flaps and then  the 1/8" hand held punch to create a hole on the top of the holder.  Thread your ribbon through and then create a knot.  Add bakers twine to create a bow.


    If this is too hard to follow, you can watch me create the holder on my 
    YouTube video below.



    I used the Just for You sentiment from the Vibrant Vases stamp set.  Ink the sentiment in a coordinating/matching color. I die cut the banner using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.  

    Add one dimensional and add to the front.
    Here's a look at my bin with most of the prep work completed.  That way I am ready when my inventory runs low.  Just need the chocolate!

    I hope you are able to make these and give to a friend today!  Chocolate is cheerful!
    Happy stamping and creating!




    Happy stamping and creating!

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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Have You Visited The Clearance Rack Lately



    Have you visited the Clearance Rack lately?  
    There are a few items available just in time for Valentine's Day.  

    Here are my top picks.  All product on the Clearance Rack count towards Saleabration Rewards.  Purchase $50 worth of product and receive a free item from Salebration!



    Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, 140621
    Price$25.00 $15.00
    Cut delicate hearts in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. 

    Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

    Because of the intricate design of this die, you'll get best results if you use it with the Precision Base Plate.

    * 3 dies
    * 3-3/8" x 3-1/2" (8.6 x 8.9 cm)
    * Use with Big Shot and Precision Base Plate



    2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes144218
    Price$8.50 $3.40
    Glittery accents in 5 shapes. 

    * 50 pieces - 2 of each shape in 5 colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum
    * Largest size: 1/2" (1.3 cm)




    Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon144133
    Price$7.00 $2.80
    Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

    * Berry Burst
    * 1/2" (1.3 cm) wide
    * 10 yards (9.1 m)



    Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper145564
    Price$13.00 $5.20
    Silver foil adds a textured look to these handpainted designs. Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other. 

    * 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs * 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) 
    * Acid free 
    * Lignin free 

    Coordinating Colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, silver foil, Whisper White




    Here's a direct link right to the clearance rack.  Stock up on ribbon, paper, embellishments and more.

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    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    Valentine's Day Card Featuring Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets




    I Love Our Life Together


    Flirty Flamingo; how I need to use this color more!  Especially when you can combine it with free product from Saleabration!  I used the Grapefruit Grove foil sheets which I earned for free with a $50 product order.  Just a hint of foil paper under the All My Love Designer Series Paper teamed up with the die cut heart from Sunshine Wishes is striking.

     8 single-sided sheets: 4 sheets Grapefruit Grove, 4 sheets Lovely Lipstick
    * 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
    * Acid free 
    * Lignin free


    Here are the dimensions to re-create this card:

    Flirty Flamingo card base cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
    All My Love Designer Series paper cut 4 1/4 x 3
    All My Love Designer Series paper cut 1/2 x 4 1/4 for inside panel
    Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet (2 pieces) cut 1/2 x 4 1/2
    Grapefruit Grove Foil sheet for the heart from Sunshine Wishes
    Whisper White panel for inside cut 4 x 5 1/4
    Whisper White scrap for the die cut banner from Stitched Labels
    Flirty Flamingo scrap for the stitched square


    The stitched square in Flirty Flamingo sets the heart aside and ties it all together as well.




    I used the Stitched Labels framelits banner and trimmed it down to a size that did not make the banner appear to be too heavy.  I also set the banner to the right side so it did not cover up the shine of the foil sheets.



    The Pearl Jewels are added to the top and bottom of the card at opposite ends and one small pearl is added to the banner on the left side.  Another goal of mine for 2019 is use what I have.  So if you have embellishments, rhinestones, jewels that you haven’t used and are hoarding, add them to a project.  I’m hoping my bin is empty at the end of the year.  I’ve got a long ways to go but am determined to reach that goal of using up my stash.

    I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Let me know by leaving a comment in the box below.

    If you would like to learn how I put this card together, follow along in the video below by clicking the icon.




    For your stamping needs, click here and it will take you to my online store, which is open 24/7. 

    Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

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    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Craft Fair 2019 Series Episode 1



    One of my goals for 2019 is to share some of my Craft Fair Projects.  Today I'm sharing my first post for 2019.  We will make mini post-it note holders.  I have found these really successful year after year.  For 2019, I have completed over 300 of these holders!  Yes that's quite a bit.  I like to use up my pretty paper along with scraps of card stock that is too small for card projects.  This is a great product to use up your stash.  It's also a great teacher, co-worker, bus driver, or a gift to whoever is on your list.  I like to leave these on my co-workers desks as a nice little surprise.

    You can get 14 holders out of one 12 x 12 sheet of pretty paper.

    Cut your 12x12 paper 5 x 12; you will get two of these.  Then cut the remain strip 2 x 5 twice.  There is a small scrap that is left which I save to use to create magnets.

    Your score lines are 1 1/8, 1 1/2, 3, 3 1/2 along the 5" side.  My only caution is if you have a directional pattern you just need to remember to cut your paper the correct way.




    Once you have everything cut and scored, just fold along each score line with your fingers.  It's not necessary to use a bone folder; your fingers will do all the work for you.
    Add tear tape on the backside of the sticky note and then adhere to the pretty paper along the score line (check out my video below so you can see in detail).
    Once you have the sticky note in place, add the Velcro circle to the smaller section and then fold down and secure.




    Stamp an image on Whisper White card stock and punch out with the 1" circle punch.
    Punch out a coordinating piece of card stock with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then adhere these two together.

    I use my ATG tape runner to add adhesive to the backside of the circle.  It's quick and easy for me to do this.  If you do not have ATG, then tear tape will also work but it's a bit slower.

    Add the circle to the top section and press down.

    For the sticky notes and Velcro, I purchase them at officesupply.com.  ATG is purchased locally wherever I can use a discount coupon.

    The remaining supplies can be found on my online store by clicking here.
    For step by step instructions, please click on my YouTube video below.





    Before!


    After!

    I hope you enjoy my Craft Fair 2019 Series.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you would like me to make.
    Happy Stamping and creating!