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Dragonfly Dreams and the Monthly Bundle Challenge

Stampin'Up! Monthly Bundle and Challenge Group, InkBig Academy Stamps

I am so excited to offer this new opportunity to to you!

Each month I will highlight one bundle from Stampin’Up!

  • You purchase the bundle by the 5th of each month
  • This gains you access to the InkBig Academy Stamps Bundle and Challenge Facebook Page
  • I will post a new project each day in the group, giving you a minimum of 30 ideas in how to use your new products
  • Each week I will challenge you to create and post your own card
  • And there will be winners!! Each week we will give away fun Stampin’Up! Goodies

 

so all your favorite things:

Stampin’Up! Products

Lots of inspiration

Winning free product

We will kick off this January with the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, #144728 $46.75

Watch for reminders of how to participate, or sign up here for my weekly inspiration and all the info

Stampin'Up! Dragonfly Dreams bundle

 

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I hope you will play along with us! I am so excited to share all of the fun samples I have been busy making!

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Pretty in Blue Gift Card Holders

I am in deep crafting mode these days. I love making tags and packages way more than I like making cards so this is a super fun time of year for me. As I have told you maybe a million times my grown kiddos like cash, checks, gift cards…..really money is almost any form.

But I want it to be special and festive. Its a mom thing, right? No matter how old your family gets we still want to make things special and memorable for them.

I love working with the Stampin’Up! Gift Card Thinlit. So easy and fast!

Stampin'Up! Gift Card Holder thinlit, christmas card, DIY, papercrafts, blue, copper, gold

Details:

  • Soft Sky is the base for the gift card.
  • A 2″ circle from the Vanilla and Copper dotted paper from the Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Paper is the base for the sentiment
  • A Night of Navy Best Badge Punch, a swirl of copper Metallic Thread, Very Vanilla Stitched Satin Ribbon, and Silver Metallic Sequin makes it fun, festive and sparkly
  • The sentiment, from the Christmas Pines stamp set, is embossed in Copper to pull it all together

Stampin'Up! Gift Card Holder thinlit, christmas card, DIY, papercrafts, blue, copper, gold

Details:

  • Night of Navy is the go to blue for this gift card holder.
  • A wrap of Silver Glimmer Paper holds the gift card holder together. And makes great use of the small scrap that I could not bear to get rid of
  • The greeting, also from Christmas Pines stamp set, is embossed in Silver on Soft Sky paper and punch out with the 2″ circle punch
  • A flag of Silver Foil Paper, swirl of Silver Metallic Thread and row of Rhinestones up the fun factor

Stampin'Up! Gift Card Holder thinlit, christmas card, DIY, papercrafts, blue, copper, gold

I hope these inspire you to add a little fun and festive to your holidays and never ever ever get rid of any scrap of paper 🙂 All those bits and bobs are perfect for these gift cards.

Stampin'Up! Gift Card Holder thinlit, christmas card, DIY, papercrafts, blue, copper, gold

And don’t forget to shop our super fun Stampin’Up! Close Out Sale. All the detail can be found here

Stampin'Up! 2016 Close out sale, up to 60% off 100's of items, while supplies last

and when you shop with me you get some extra special exclusive goodies

Stampin'Up! Specials with Lisa Pretto, All Star tutorials, free gift with purchase

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Stampin’Up! Mini Treat Bags, the perfect gift card holders

Last night Tom and I went to a great event in Madison called Brew Lights. It was held at the Henry Vilas Zoo, which has special meaning for me.

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and btw, it was 34 degrees…..every cold weather piece was need!

Lots and lots of years ago my mom and dad were poor married college students with an ADORABLE baby girl 😉 and no money. We spent a lot of time at the zoo….. a lot of time.

As I raised my kiddos we spent our fair share of time at the zoo as well. In fact I remember when Elizabeth, probably around 8 years old, took an animal drawing class at the zoo. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

It was a fun night enjoying the lights, some yummy food and drink, and giving back to something that is important to our family. I sure hope you have time to spend time this holiday season on things that matter to you 🙂

Stampin'Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, Christmas gift card holder, DIY, papercrafts

Our go to gifts for a lot of the folks on our list is gift cards. I am always looking for a fun and easy way to make them pretty and the Mini Treat Bag Holder Thinlit is the ticket!

 

Stampin'Up! Mini Treat Bag thinlit, big shot, Christmas Gift Card holder, papercrafts, DIY

Details:

  • All of these samples are made using the Mini Treat Bag thinlit from the Stampin’Up! Catalog. I love using the Magnetic Platform to make sure my patterns are straight and I don’t waste any paper
  • Did you know that when you buy a Big Shot from me you get a Magnetic Platform for free? Yep, that is a $40 value.
  • All of these bags use the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. They have so much fabulous holiday personality that they really don’t need a lot of embellishment to be festive.
  • A little bit of ribbon and a sweet sentiment are all they need. #perfection

Stampin'Up! Mini Treat Bag thinlit, big shot, Christmas Gift Card holder, papercrafts, DIY

And don’t forget to shop our super fun Stampin’Up! Close Out Sale. All the detail can be found here

Stampin'Up! 2016 Close out sale, up to 60% off 100's of items, while supplies last

and when you shop with me you get some extra special exclusive goodies

Stampin'Up! Specials with Lisa Pretto, All Star tutorials, free gift with purchase

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Stampin’Up! 2016 Close Out Sale (and some pretty cards)

Holy Cow, I cannot wait to shop today!

As a demonstrator I get to place my pre-order from the Occasions Catalog and SaleABration catalog (available to customers January 4th), along with shopping the Close Out sales!

YOU can shop the Close Out Sales TODAY….tons of good stuff available while supplies last and don’t forget to check the EVERYTHING ELSE section for 5 more pages of sale items!

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  • And if you REALLY want to shop the Occasions and SaleABration items you can do that too….by adding them to your starter kit! There are so many great reasons to buy a kit, you can check them out here. But hands down most people just love the opportunity to buy $125 in product for only $99 and free shipping. #BARGAIN
  • no parties
  • no obligation
  • no pressure

If you are considering taking advantage of this awesome deal email me lisa@inkbigacademy.com and I can forward you the link of the Occasions Catalog to use to pick out your $125 in product!!

You can shop the Close Out Specials at lisapretto.stampinup.net or click here

DECEMBER HOST CODE E9KLE7FU

Stampin'Up! Specials with Lisa Pretto, All Star tutorials, free gift with purchase

In the midst of all the fun going on today I do want to share with you a couple of really pretty holiday cards. What I love most about these are how adaptable this layout.

Stampin'Up! Santas Sleigh bundle, christmas card, metallics, papercrafts, DIY

Details:

  • I am using Shimmery White Cardstock for both the base and top panel of the card. I like to use Shimmery White for a watercolor wash so I knew that would be my top panel. Shimmery White isn’t really white and it isn’t Very Vanilla. By using it as the base as well I think it looks a little more pulled together.
  • The beautiful deer is from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits. I cropped out one in Silver Glimmer Paper and one in Silver Foil.
  • I added a little swirl of Silver Metallic thread behind my deer and attached it to a panel of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love the versatility of this paper as one side is Silver and the other side is Gold.
  • A watercolor wash of Smoky Slate adds a subtle background. I just grabbed my Aquapainter filled with water and a little squirt of ink refill in the top of the ink pad and swooshed it across the panel.

Stampin'Up! Santas Sleigh bundle, christmas card, metallics, papercrafts, DIY

  • Same stamp set, same details, only this time showcasing the Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil, and the Gold side of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.
  • I used my Crushed Curry ink pad for the watercolor wash and sentiment

Stampin'Up! 2016 Close out sale, up to 60% off 100's of items, while supplies last

don’t forget to shop, check out ALL THE SPECIALS!!

DECEMBER HOST CODE E9KLE7FU

and remember these are while supplies last!

Stampin'Up! Santas Sleigh bundle, christmas card, metallics, papercrafts, DIY

Stampin'Up! Santas Sleigh bundle, christmas card, metallics, papercrafts, DIY

and when you shop with me from December 1-15 I have some extra special love for you 🙂

Stampin'Up! Specials with Lisa Pretto, All Star tutorials, free gift with purchase

DECEMBER HOST CODE E9KLE7FU

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Get Ready!

Every month I am so excited to be a part of the monthly release of All Star Tutorials with demonstrators from all over the world. These are spectacular and exclusive projects made solely for the Bundle.

So how do you get one of the bundles? Each customer who spends $50 with me in a given month is emailed the link to that month’s Tutorial Bundle, and my team of demonstrators receives them free as a perk.

 

Stampin'Up! All Star Tutorial Bundle, kits, online classes, DIY, papercraft, free

We are changing up the release date to the beginning of the month make it easier for everyone to administer. Which means this fabulous November 22nd release will be replaced shortly with the December tutorials.

Which makes me feel bad for this November 22 tutorial, kind of getting the short end of the stick there.

  • So from December 1-December 15 you can get BOTH the November 22 Tutorial AND the December 1 Tutorial with your minimum $50 purchase in my online store lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • PLUS, with your $50 order you will receive a $25 “ALL THAT GLITTERS” Stampin’Up! goodie package from me as a holiday thank you!

Stampin'Up! Specials with Lisa Pretto, All Star tutorials, free gift with purchase

Do not miss out on my Here’s to Cheers online class, all the details are here

And be sure to check back tomorrow for the kick off of the Stampin’Up! End of Year Clearance sale. Which is pretty much the sweetest deal ever when combined  with my offers!

My Pinterest boards are chockful of Holiday Inspiration so make sure to follow me by clicking here

And here is a little sneak peek of tomorrow’s cards, be sure to stop over tomorrow morning for this full card and all the details on the Stampin’Up! Close Out Sale!

Stampin'Up! Santa's Sleigh bundle, sneak peek, christmas, papercrafts, diy

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