Video – Illuminated Curvy Keepsake Box

IMG_7709Stampin’ Up!’s phenomenal Sale-A-Bration promotion is right around the corner. Yippee skippee!

One of eleven items that you can earn for FREE  starting January 5th is a beautiful  6 x 6 pack of translucent vellum cardstock with white floral print. I’ve used it here along with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die to create a luminary – perfect for your table or mantle.

IMG_7704The illumination is created with a battery-operated tea light. I found mine in a duo pack at a dollar store. Most craft stores and some grocery stores carry them too.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings today. For more information about our Sale-A-Bration promotion starting January 5th -and how to earn FREE Products – leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to mail you the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Again, leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

 

Video – Dyeing Ribbon

IMG_7643Yesterday I posted this adorable card featuring the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. This DSP is one of three items in a FANTASTIC bundle that is featured in our new Occasions Catalog going live January 5th. Go here to see that post and to learn all about the Botanical Garden “suite” of items.

Today I wanted to give you a quick tutorial on how I dyed our white 5/8″ Satin Ribbon the color of Mint Macaron to match the DSP.

Dyeing ribbon the Stampin’ Up! way is quick and easy to do. With our Stampin’ Spritzer and re-inkers and a splash of rubbing alcohol you can have ribbon in a rainbow of Stampin’ Up! colors within just a few seconds.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings today. For more information about our Sale-A-Bration promotion starting January 5th -and how to earn FREE Products – leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to mail you the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Again, leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

Botanical Gardens – A Sweet Suite!

Botanical Gardens DSP2On January 5th, Stampin’ Up! will release our new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. There are some AMAZING beauties in these catalogs that I can’t wait to reveal to all of  you. Yippee!!!

Hands down, my absolute favorite suite in the Occasions catalog is the Botanical Gardens Bundle. What. A. Deal!!! And did I say gorgeous?

Botanical Gardens Bundle
This bundle has three items which is an awesome deal since a bundle saves you 15%. The bundle includes: the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and 14-piece Botanical Builder Framelits Dies,

IMG_7625aand Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.

IMG_7630This paper is so beautiful, that it can stand alone as the main feature as my card shows above. I’ve also had fun stamping images from the stamp set onto the paper. How fun is that??? I’ll shows those in a separate post.

And there’s more to this amazing collection…
Offered separately are other items that coordinate with this beautiful bundle.

IMG_7634We have Botanical Gardens Jewels and the Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape from our new Occasions catalog. In the Sale-A-Bration catalog, we have a 6 x 6 pack of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (two of the eight designs are shown in the picture). The vellum stack is one of our FREE items offered when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! product. Woo hoo!

Again, these products will be available to order on January 5th:

Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819 $51.75
Botanical Gardens Jewels #140585 $7.00
Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape # 140586 $8.00
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum #141019 FREE with qualifying purchase.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings today. For more information about our Sale-A-Bration promotion -and how to earn FREE Products – leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to mail you the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Again, leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

Blog Hop and Blog Candy for CYCI #100!!!

What I Love

Do you know what I love?
What I love is this new stamp set, What I Love, from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalog. This is one of eleven (!!!) items that can be yours for FREE with every $50 of product you purchase from January 5th – March 31st. I’ll post more about SAB later, but this is a sneak peak of my absolute FAVORITE freebie from that promotion.

This GORGEOUS ribbon and Botanical Gardens Jewel Embellishment is from our new Occasions Catalog which is going live at the same time. I can’t wait to share more sneak peeks with you in the next two weeks.

12244464_10207418812323911_8470140275014272636_oDo you know what else I love?
That this Can You Case It Challenge is our 100th!!!!! Woo hoo! And as such we are celebrating in a big way with a Blog Hop and Blog Candy. Who doesn’t love Blog Candy????  Hop along using the links below and leave a comment at every Design Team Member’s website for a chance to win one of the ten prizes.

My Blog Candy Giveaway:
This is a special two week challenge so the commenting giveaway deadline will be 12/20/15 to 1/1/16. My blog candy will be shipped within the US only.
blog candy
Blog Candy Contents:
* Five Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags,
* An assortment of In Color Blossom Accents and Something Borrowed Embellishments, and
* Blender Pen

Thanks for stopping by today. If you don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would love to send you the new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogs. Email me at amysinklings@gmail.com with your contact information.

Please be sure to hop along the Can You Case It Blog Hop by following the links below. And don’t forget to submit your own cards for this sketch at Can You Case It for a chance to be a winning pick by our Design Team Members.

  1. Eva – http://evascardsandthings.evabussom.com/2015/12/cyci100-milestone-hop-and-blog-candy.html NEXT
  2. Elizabeth – http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2015/12/20/can-you-case-it-christmas-hop-100-lots-of-prizes
  3. Pam -http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1d3
  4. Tenia-  http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/2015/12/can-you-case-it-100th-challenge-blog-hop.html
  5. Wynne – http://cropsscissorspaper.blogspot.com/2015/12/cyci-100-mile-stone-hop-and-blog-candy.html
  6. Rochelle – http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/2015/12/can-you-case-it-challenge-100-blog-hop.html
  7. Candy –  http://stampcandy.net/blog-candy/cyci-100/
  8. Terri – http://territerbear.blogspot.com/2015/12/cyci100-milestone-challenge.html
  9. Dawn – http://fromtwinsburgwithlove.blogspot.com/2015/12/can-you-case-it-100-milestone-challenge.html
  10. Amy –  https://amysinklings.com/2015/12/20/blog-hop-and-blog-candy-for-cyci-100 YOU ARE  HERE

 

Video – Christmas Tags for CYCI#99 Color Challenge

IMG_733110408623_10206967047150064_7102332781228706971_nStampin’ Up! has a great collection of colors suitable for the holidays. I tend to gravitate to the traditional shades of green and red.

Cherry Cobbler is my favorite red to use. It looks great with a long list of Stampin’ Up! greens. Mossy Meadow, Garden Green and Cucumber Crush are the greens I used here.

My video tutorial to follow features:
* Instructions on how to create a border around your tag with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and
* the LOVELY Peaceful Pines Stamp Set. This stamp set is AMAZING!!!! And it even comes in a bundle with an amazing pack of framelits.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings! Have you been inspired to order something new? Use my Shop Now button to place your order. And if you would like copies of our catalogs, reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I’d be happy to mail them to you.

Be sure to also stop by the Can You Case It website to see what the other Design Team Members and other stampers are submitting.

Video – Your Presents For All Celebrations

Your Presents 1The stamp set I’ve featured here, Your Presents, is a great, versatile stamp set featured in our current Holiday Catalog. It’s been very popular because of the fun techniques it offers.

One fun technique is the ability to create a plaid design, as shown above, with a striped rubber stamp. My video tutorial below provides instruction on how to create the plaid design.

imagesThis cute stamp set, though, is not just for the holidays. Your Presents is a great choice for any gift-giving celebration – birthday, graduation, wedding, etc. Your purchase of Your Presents now will be a great investment year-round.

I would love to help you order the supplies to make this adorable card. Simply use the Shop Now button on the far right at the top. For assistance or to learn more about this project or Stampin’ Up!, I can be reached at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

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Happy Birthday for CYCI#98

CYCIcoloring kit 1 with markHappy birthday December babies!!! With the festivities of the holidays this time of year, I think we tend to forget that there are birthdays to celebrate too! With that in mind, I opted for a birthday card for this week’s Can You Case It Challenge.

Put A Tag On It
I took the sketch literally in regard to the tag. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and then dressed it up with Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon and Silver Cord.

Add a Sentiment
Instead of centering the sentiment on the tag as the sketch shows, I stamped it off the tag as well as on the base of the card. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig when I stamped it on the base so that I could lined the two up.

Add the Finishing Touch of Embellishments
I was able to dust off two of my favorite punches – the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack as well as the Petite Petals Punch. I love using these two together! Sponged, stacked and dressed up with rhinestones makes such a lovely statement. Perfect for this birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings! Have you been inspired to order something new? Use my Shop Now button to place your order. And if you would like copies of our catalogs, reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I’d be happy to mail them to you.

Be sure to also stop by the Can You Case It website to see what the other Design Team Members and other stampers are submitting.

Video – Jumbo Tea Light Boxes!

Check out these ADORABLE box-enclosed, jumbo, tea light candles.

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6I first saw the idea by Sam Donald of Pootles. When something is as charming as these, one has to CASE it, right? And I always feel compelled to give full credit to the person who came up with the original idea. I love, love, love these!!! Thanks Sam for the inspiration and for sharing your adorable project. It was fun coming up with my own combinations of stamp sets, cardstock, washi tape and ribbon and I’m so excited to share them with everyone today.

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7The challenge with this project is finding the jumbo tea lights. I looked in numerous retail locations in Woodstock and surrounding areas. In the end I trekked it down to our IKEA store and bought several packages. I’m sure you can buy them from IKEA online as well.
Edit: The product #s for the colors I used are 102.363.47 (red, berry scented), 802.363.44 (blue, coconut mint scented) and 702.363.49 (off white, vanilla scented). Look for the tea lights that have 12 to a pack.

The washi tape is what pulls it all together as such a sweet gift. We have several packages in our current Annual and Holiday catalogs and … we also have some on our Clearance Rack for only $1.99!

I would love to help you order the supplies to make these adorable gifts. Simply use the Shop Now button on the far right at the top. For assistance or to learn more about this project or Stampin’ Up!, I can be reached at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

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