Charming!

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Have you ever been at a social gathering and lost your glass of wine or cup of coffee? Or more precisely, you can’t tell which one is yours? Well, by attaching one of these charms, you can lay claim to your stemware or mug.

I’ve used Stampin’ Up!’s Have a Cuppa Embellishments and Botanical Garden Jewels. The moment I saw them in the Occasions Catalog, I knew I wanted them to make these wine and mug charms!

IMG_8356wmThese are wire hoops from  Hobby Lobby. They have a loop on one end and are flat on the other. After attaching the seed beads and Stampin’ Up! charms, I bent the tip of the flat end up to create a hook for the hoop.

These wine and mug charms are SUPER EASY and fast to make as you will see in the following tutorial.

Use my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner to order these Stampin’ Up! embellishments and jewels. And don’t forget to select your FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 of product that you purchase.

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Video – Surprise Can with Easter Lamb

IMG_8299wmWho doesn’t love a surprise? Especially from a can that holds the mystery of how it was filled. Very ship-in-the-bottle-esque.

As the video shows below, you will need these three items to make these treasures:

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Walmart has them so I assume other big box stores do too.

Pull top cans with a bottom lid
Look for cans with a pull top as well as a bottom lid like the one pictured  below. I have the best luck finding them in the canned fruit aisle of my grocery store.  IMG_8261wm

Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects are a must-have too. See my video below to see why.

The ADORABLE stamp set used here is Easter Lamb. It’s a sweet stamp from our Occasions Catalog. For only $10, it’s a steal!

If you need the Stampin’ Up! supplies to make your own Surprise Cans, use my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to select your FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 of product that you purchase.

I would love for you to share your own Surprise Can creations on my Amy’s Inklings Facebook page!

Nested Valentine Egg

box01I found these adorable Lindt Lindor Chocolate Valentine Eggs while grocery shopping at Kroger. Of course I wondered how I could parlay them into a stamped project. Instantly my favorite Scallop Tag Topper Punch came to mind.

This particular package has a raised platform that “nests” the egg securely. The video tutorial to follow will show you how to make these adorable Valentine treats.

Thanks for coming by Amy’s Inklings. To purchase any of the items featured here, use the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner. Don’t  forget to choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a qualifying order of $50. Click the image below to download the details.

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Hello Birthday Girl

IMG_7976For a quick, simple card, Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp set “Hello” (one of the FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration catalog) is just the ticket! This card came together in no time flat. And here’s how …

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On page 149 of our current Annual Catalog, we feature our Note Cards & Envelopes in either Crumb Cake or Whisper White. It doesn’t get any faster or easier than to simply reach for one of these precut and prescored note cards.  Each of these packs has 20 sets of cards and envelopes for only $6.00 so they’re both quick and easy to use as well as economical!
Note: For a little added pizzazz, I covered the flap of the envelope with Birthday Bouquet DSP.

Memento Pad in Tuxedo Black:
I stamped both “hello” and “Birthday Girl” with Memento Ink. Boom. Done!

Stampin’ Write Markers:
Grab an assortment of our Stampin’ Write Markers and with the paint brush tip color each stripe of the hat with a different color. Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink before stamping  your card.

Sooooooooo quick and easy! And adorable too!

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The Hello Stamp Set comes in either wood block or clear. If you want exact precision in lining up the second stamp under “hello”, use our Stamp-a-ma-jig. For a video tutorial on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, see this post. This is a tutorial from last year. You can find the Stamp-a-ma-jig on page 176 of this year’s Annual Catalog.

SABDon’t forget about our fabulous Sale-A-Bration promotion. For details on how you can earn FREE products, and to download our Sale-A-Bration and new Occasions Catalogs, scroll to the bottom of this post. When you’re ready, you can place your order by using my Shop Now button found in the upper right corner.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings! If you would like copies of our new catalogs and don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to send them to you. Just reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. And if you want to know how you can order $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99, and get FREE shipping, email me at that same address. I’d love to give you the details.

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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EOS Lip Balm Curvy Keepsake Box for CYCI#97

eos curvy keepsake box 2The Inspiration Challenge for Can You Case It this week has brilliant red ornaments, gold accents, white snowflakes and fluffy white snow. I was inspired to stamp white snowflakes with StazOn Ink onto Window Sheets to make a Curvy Keepsake Box for a red EOS Lip Balm.

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IMG_7238This is the “snow” I placed inside the box along with white, gold and silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment embellishments. The box is tied up with our GORGEOUS 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon and 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.

For directions on how to stamp on our Window sheets, see the tutorial to follow. For instructions on how to construct the Curvy Keepsake Box, see this previous post.

I hope this was helpful to you. These and other Stampin’ Up! products are available at http://www.amysinklings.com. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!

In the meantime, don’t forget about our fabulous Extravaganza Sale. For details and an updated list at to which items are still available, click the image below.

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Video – “So Grateful” InKing Blog Hop

So GratefulWelcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season. Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

There are so many things – and people in your life – to be grateful for. Why not surprise them with this adorable treat?

A Little Something at Amy's Inklings aI’ve used Stampin’ Up!’s 4 x 6 cellophane bag to house four York Peppermint Patties (my fave candy, by the way). Each candy has been adorned with punch art and rubber stamping using the A Little Something Stamp Set. I tied it all up with Silver Cording Trim since the silver cord coordinated with the silver packaging of the candy.

Here’s another version made with pretzel bags from Walmart. As you can see, this adorable stamp set makes great Christmas treats too!

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blog-post_hm-retiring_customer_1116_usNOTE: Both the A Little Something Stamp Set and the Silver Cording Trim will be expiring and no longer available after January 4th. If you would like to make this treat bag you will need to purchase these two items now. For a full list of Holiday items that will be expiring on January 4th, click the image on the left.

Don’t forget about Stampin’ Up!’s awesome Online Extravaganza going on now through November 30th. You’ll find awesome deals as much as 50% off! Scoop these items up before they sell out. For a current list of the items still available at thse bargain prices, click the image below.

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Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  4. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  14. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W