Saturday, January 18, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holders Galore!



With more and more people giving gift cards these days, I thought I would make a few holders and provide some samples along with a video providing step by step instructions.  This style is really easy to reproduce and I'm sure you can whip up a few today.



Dimensions of Paper:
Card stock is 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, scored on the long side at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper cut 4 x 2 and 4 x 1.  You will also need a piece cut 1 x 7 for the belly band.
Whisper White for the Story Label punch and 2" circle punch.
Scrap of coordinating card stock for the starburst circle.

With a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, you can make two gift card holders.

If you want to follow along with step by step instructions, click here to head over to my video.



All punches that I used are highly recommended for mass production; Starburst Circle, 2" Circle, and Story Label Punch.



I would enjoy hearing from my subscribers.  Leave a comment below and let me know if you tried my tutorial.
 


Thanks for visiting.  Happy stamping!
Karen


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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stamping on a Budget



Do you stamp on a budget? I'm always on the hunt for super bargain and I've put together my top three items from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack that I recommend.  These items are available at the time of my blog post, but like all bargains, it's while supplies last!


Item #1
Big Plans Planner Kit, Item 146859,   Price slashed from $37.00 to $14.80


This planner will help keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet tool.  This all-inclusive kit has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner.  No dates are printed, so  you can start when you want!

Item #2
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper, Item 146338,   Price slashed from $11.00 to $4.40

Enjoy the magic of nature with this arboreal imagery!  You will enjoy 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designed.  12"x12", acid free, lignin free.  Coordinating colors include Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, and Whisper White.  This paper is very useful when creating masculine cards or 3D projects.  Pickup two packs today!



Item #3
Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon, Item 148776,   Price slashed from $8.00 to $3.20

This varigated ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects.  Tie it, loop it, wrap it cut it.  It's a soft, flowing ribbon in varicolored pattern.  10 yards!  




Whether you are looking for a bargain or not, I highly recommend checking out the Clearance Rack.  

To place an order for any of these products or additional products, click here for ordering information.

Happy stamping and crafting,
Karen



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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Heart Doilies Just In Time



Does time every get away from you?  I'm not sure where my time went, but I'm just getting to post my January thank you gift for placing an order with me as your Hostess.
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I'm offering the Heart Doilies just in time for your Valentine's Day cardmaking and gift giving.  Place an order of $35 in product with me, and in February I'll send you a full package of Heart Doilies.  Heart Doilies make a great embellishment on your cards or 3D projects.  They are colored on one side and white on the other.  They are sized to fit Heart Foil Tins or card fronts.  Have fun using them for Valentine cards, treats, and more.  You can expect 40 doilies; 20 each of two colors.  They measure 2 3/4" x 2 3/8", acid free, lignin free, and food safe.   They coordinate with Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, and White.

Click here for ordering instructions.



Happy stamping and crafting!
Karen



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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Craft Fair Series 2020 Note Pad / Book Holders


This was one of my easiest craft fair projects yet.  Check out the note pad holders I created and embellished using the Memories and More Come Sail Away Card Pack.  You just need a few supplies to make a super cute project.
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Here are the measurements for the card stock along with the score lines needed.

Base:  6 1/4 x 9 3/4, scored on the long way at 4 1/8, 4 5/8, 5 1/8
Slider:  1 1/2 x 9 1/2
Come Sale Away Designer Series Paper 3 7/8 by 6
Panel:  3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Memories and More card, which is 3 x 4

Additional supplies:  Note Pads, Ballpoint Pens

Craft Fair Pricing:  $4 or 2 for $7



Follow along while I show you how to make this holder.  Click here to head over to my YouTube channel.

If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin' Up! supplies, please email me at inspiredbygram@gmail.com.   I would be happy to work with you as your hostess.


Don't forget to head over to my Facebook page for daily inspiration.

Happy stamping and crafting!
Karen



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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Craft Fair Series Episode 12 Stocking Stuffers for Dogs!



We can't forget our best friend, right?  Here's a great idea for your craft fair or to make as a gift.
Buy a box of dog treats, I purchased mine this past summer summer when they were on sale to save a few extra dollars.

I took a clear envelope and added five Grain-Free, peanut butter flavored bones to it and then sealed shut.


A simple tag topper will do.  Mine is cut 4 3/4 x 3, scored along the long side at 3".  Fold in half.  Add some pretty paper, which is cut 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 and staple to the top of the bag.  Write the expiration date on the backside so you will know when the treats expire.

Stamp a cute sentiment from the Happy Trails stamp set onto Whisper White card stock.  I used Early Espresso ink to coordinate with the color of the dog.

Add a starburst circle which was punched out from the Noble Peacock Specialty Paper and then adhere together.  Add to the topper.



Stamp the dog onto Soft Suede card stock using Early Espresso ink.  Punch out with the Dog Builder punch.  Add a red glimmer heart to the front of the dog adhering with a glue dot.


And there you have it; a cute gift for your forever friend.  "Keep calm and wag on."

If you would like to follow along, I have created a video with step-by-step instructions.  Click here to be brought to my video.



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Monday, November 11, 2019

Craft Fair Series Emery Board Holder




Here is another idea for your next craft fair.  I came up with a holder that you can make too.  It's super easy, takes little supplies, but makes your product well displayed.
Here are the measurements for the holder;

Mossy Meadow card stock for the base cut 1 3/4 by 11, and then scored at 4 1/2
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper cut 1 1/2 x 12, then cut into three pieces measuring 4 1/4, 6, and final piece 1 3/4

Adhere the strips of Designer Series paper onto the base.
Add a strong adhesive along the bottom sides and fold up.




I used the Daisy Lane stamp set, medium daisy punch and Classic Label punch to make a cute embellishment on the front.





Carefully side the emery board, which I purchased from the Dollar Tree, into the holder.

Package into a clear cello bag to keep clean and for a nice packaging display.  Bags where purchased on Amazon, Bakery Bags, with an Item # of  X001G3LEND.

Follow along on my video by clicking here.




A list of Stampin' Up! supplies is below.  Don't forget about my November, 2019 Hostess Code of ZB6N4S9G along with Perks from Gram.

Happy stamping and crafting,
Karen



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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Stampin' Up! Trimmer Available on November 1st!




It's what you have been waiting for.  A new blade. A new scoring tool.  A new trimmer!
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As a Demonstrator, I have been using the new trimmer for about three weeks now.  Although there was a small learning curve with the bar, the trimmer has many different features that I know you will enjoy using.





  • The trimmer is lightweight, portable, and perfect for making stable and straight cuts.
  • There are imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-sided grid for cutting thin strips.  
  • There is an opening at the top so you can hand on your wall using a hook.
  • The extension arm extends just longer than 17"
  • Cutting 6" paper is now super easy as there is a small lip on the left side so lining up your paper is super easy.





The trimmer comes with one cutting blade and one scoring blade.  Additional blades will be available for purchase coming in January of 2020.

Trimmer Item # is 152392 and sells for $25.





I hope you head over to my online store and get your order in early.  The trimmer will be a hot seller!






  

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Monday, October 21, 2019

24-Hour FLASH Sale! 15% off Select Stamp Sets!





It’s Coming Your Way
The 24-Hour Sale from Stampin’ Up! Begins on October 23rd

There are over 50 Stamp Sets that will be on sale starting October 23rd and ending at 11:50 p.m. Mountain Time. All sets on the list include a 15% discount. My favorites on the list are Birch, Winter Woods, Waterfront, and Painted Harvest.


Download the flyer by clicking here.  It's super easy because you will have the item numbers, stamp set name, catalog page, and discounted price right at your fingertips.

I'll be taking advantage of my 25% demonstrator discount along with the sale discount of 15% to purchase Bokeh Dots and Inspiring Iris. What will you be ordering?

Don't forget my Perks for Grams Rewards Program along with my October Hostess Code of FF2XQ3JN. With a purchase of $35 in product from my online store, I will send you a bottle of Crystal Effects in November. This is a great way to try something new if you haven't, or to stock up on something free. I enjoy providing these incentives to you!

Let me know if you have any questions, and make sure you set your alarm clock for October 23rd!
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