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Stampin’Up! Carols of Christmas in Navy and Silver

I am sharing more Christmas in July inspiration today in a clean and classic Silver and Navy Card

Stampin'Up! Carols of Christmas bundle, stamp set, sneak peek, holiday catalog, deck the halls, blue, silver, papercrafting, DIY, holiday

Details:

  • This card has all the things I love: heat embossing, lots of white space and plenty of sparkle!
  • The base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″. Remember to lightly score the cardstock before folding to create a crisp fold line.
  • Both the Fancy Foil Acetate and Whisper White top layer measure 5 1/4 x 4″
  • I adore the Fancy Foil Acetate! Each sheet is gold on one side and silver on the other making it super versatile.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and cropped out using the Oval Framelits, Big Shot and Magnetic Platform. Did you know that when you purchase a Big Shot from me I gift you a Magnetic Platform for FREE!! (that is a $40 value!)
  • The Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding makes for easy and beautiful bows!

Reminder that this stamp set, thinlit and bundle will be available for purchase on August 1

#146037, $45.00

Make sure to check back tomorrow for more Holiday Inspiration!

And don’t forget that the Daisy Bundle is available for purchase (finally!!)

  • Place your order at lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • Use Host Code JHGJSBAZ
  • FREE GIFT of Clear Facted Gems from me!
  • Offer valid thru July 30

 

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A Trip recap and a Fun Tutorial for you

My summer blogging break is over and I am excited to start sharing with you again today!

July was a month of travel for me. It started with our family week in Lake of the Ozarks

it is a full week of lake life, and as you can see not a whole lot of energy is spent on the hair LOL!

Next up was the Stampin’Up! Incentive Trip to Thailand. The fella wasn’t interested in making the trip to Thailand (it is a long travel day or days!!) so I took my daughter. Stampin’Up! alwasy does a great job spoiling us and it is so fun to spend time with my fellow demonstrators who have become close friends.

We kicked things off an awesome General Session in which we got a sneak peek of the Holiday Catalog, got to see the new products in action, and received lots of free goodies!

It was a relaxing get away with lots of time by the pool, many Thai massages (only $12 for an hour long massage!!) and a few outings. A couple of my favorites were a Seafood Barbeque on the beach

a jungle trek to the Phuket Big Buddha

a Thai cooking class, and an emotional visit to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is doing incredible work to care for elephants who have been rescued from the logging and tourism trades. Our visit was eye opening and such a gift to see these animals up close.

Beginning tomorrow I am kicking off a “Christmas in July” series I am excited to share with you so be sure to check back. Today I have a fun WOW card and tutorial for you. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter to receive all 10 of the July tutorials that will go out THURSDAY. You can subscribe HERE 

Okay, so isn’t this card adorable?!

Stampin'Up! Lots of Love stamp set, flowers, blue, sending love, handstamped card, DIY, papercrafts

Sending Love Tutorial – Click Here to Open

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  • And come back tomorrow for a fun “Christmas in July” inspiration!!

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Step it Up Sunday: Flourish Thinlits

stepitupsunday, Stampin'Up! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Welcome to Step it Up Sunday!

You know I am a huge fan or clean and simple (CAS) design. Sometimes it is fun to step it up a little. Even though my stepped up version is still pretty simple for most. #truewords #5minutecards. For today’s Step it Up Sunday post I am sharing 2 cards that both feature the Stampin’Up! Flourish Thinlits and a greeting from the SaleABration set Make a Medallion. I would love to know which one you like best!

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Details:

  • The color combo today is Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake
  • The measurements are Very Vanilla 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • I ran the leaf image from the Flourish thinlits thru the Big Shot with Mint Macaron cardstock twice to create the focal images.
  • The are adhered to the Vary Vanilla layer with a couple of glue dots.
  • A bow of Linen Thread adds a great contrast to the soft feel of this card.
  • The sentiment is from the Make a Medallion stamp set, a SaleABration item that is free with a minimum $50 purchase. I love the clean lines of the font and think it is super fab with this card.

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

So here are a couple ways I stepped this card up today:

  • I ran a panel of 4 x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla thru the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • I used the Big Shot again to create the Scalloped Circle using the Layering Circles Framelits, the Big Shot is one of solid go-tos to up the wow factor of a project.
  • Those sweet leaves show up again, this time a Very Vanilla buttons pulls them together with the Linen thread.
  • Same sentiment stamped in Crumb Cake again, this time on a little scrap of Very Vanilla and finished with the Tiple Banner Punch
  • Add a bunch of dimensionals between layers and we are done 🙂

Stampin'Up! Flourish Thinlits, Make a Medallion stamp set, clean and simple, handstamped, DIY, papercrafting, step it up sunday, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Don’t forget that when you order your Big Shot from me I gift you a Magnetic Platform for FREE ($40 value)

NEW SALEABRATION ITEMS AVAILABLE

Stampin'Up! SaleABration items, 3 NEW items available February 21st, shop at lisapretto.stampinup.net

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

go to my online store lisapretto.stampinup.net

  • Use Host Code 2NP3DK6K
  • Place an order of $50 or more and receive a FREE SaleABration item of your choice
  • Order a Big Shot and get the Magnetic Plate for FREE ($40 gift from me)
  • AND
  • all orders receive a package of our Whisper White Envelopes ($6.50 value)

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

 

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5 Way Friday: Custom Tee Bundle

Join us for a Stampin'Up! 5 Way Friday: inspiration for all your papercrafting

I love 5 Way Friday, so we are back to it…..AND it will be a staple on the blog so spread the word and make sure you subscribe to get all the posts via email.

Today I am super excited to share with you some really fun samples using the Custom Tee Bundle that have been designed by my InkBig Academy Design Team. If you haven’t ordered this yet, today is THE DAY!

  • Order in my online store lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • item number 144724
  • Use Host Code 2NP3DK6K
  • all orders over $50 receive a SaleABration stamp set of their choice and a $25 Stampin’ goodie bag from me!

Alright, how about those fun samples!!

Stampin'Up! Custom Tee bundle, Tshirt builder Framelits, masculine cards, techniques, watercolor, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Masculine cards always seem to be a little tricky, but how perfect is this?! and I love that it can be done in “team colors” making it a great way to make it personal!

Stampin'Up! Custom Tee bundle, Tshirt builder Framelits, masculine cards, techniques, watercolor, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

you know I am a huge fan of pink and sparkly! A great girly look!

Stampin'Up! Custom Tee bundle, Tshirt builder Framelits, bridal shower, techniques, watercolor, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

oh my gosh, how perfect is this for a bridal shower?! #tistheseason and you could do it in the wedding colors

Stampin'Up! Custom Tee bundle, Tshirt builder Framelits, masculine fathers day, cards, techniques, watercolor, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

love the use of the Washi Tape on this card! I am such a washi hoarder, this inspires me!

Stampin'Up! Custom Tee bundle, Tshirt builder Framelits, masculine cards, techniques, watercolor, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

another rockstar Masculine Card, perfect!

and don’t forget that if you need the Big Shot, purchase it from me and get the Magnetic Platform for FREE ($40 value!)

my special: purchase a big shot from me and get the magnetic platform for FREE! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

 

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5 Way Friday: Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up Bundle

Join us for a Stampin'Up! 5 Way Friday: inspiration for all your papercrafting

5 Way Friday is a fan favorite and this week I am so excited to share with your 5 ah-mazing samples using the Stampin’Up! Lift Me Up bundle from the Occasions Catalog. This has been one of my favorite bundles, I even used it to create 30 samples for my VIP group. My VIP group is open to my team and customers, full of daily inspiration, samples, give aways and challenges! All it takes is to shop with me here and you will receive your invite!

Alrighty friend, on to these beautiful samples from my Design Team. Be prepared to add this bundle to your shopping list 😉

Stampin'Up! Lift Me Up bundle, clean and simple, CAS, handmade handstamped card, #inkbigacademystamps

I love the use of Cucumber Crush on this card: ink, card stock, and the thick baker’s twine. The Hot Air balloon image makes a great background for the sentiment. I am looking forward to making this card in some other colors, both bright and subtle, I will share what I come up with!

Stampin'Up! Lift me Up bundle, love, valentine, handstamped, #inkbigacademystamps #lisapretto

You know I am a huge fan of a Vellum layer to add depth and interest to a card front. The fab “love” image in from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and is spectacular in Real Red against the Basic Gray hot air balloon. The trees in the background are from Lovely as a Tree stamp set. This set had been around forever and is a huge favorite among our stampers

Stampin'Up! Lift me Up bundle, love, valentine, handstamped, #inkbigacademystamps #lisapretto

Soft Sky and Real Red is one of my favorite fresh and modern color combinations. The Seaside Embossing Folder makes great “wind” for this scene. Did you notice it was also used in the first card VERTICALLY and this one HORIZONTALLY? #soclever. And can I just tell you how much I adore those little clouds? There are a couple different sized clouds in the framelits and I love the dimension they create

Stampin'Up! Lift me Up bundle, love, valentine, handstamped, #inkbigacademystamps #lisapretto

I love working with our Watercolor paper. the texture is dreamy and it adds a “not quite white, not quite vanilla” look that is so interesting. Marina Mist for the blue and Tuxedo Black Memento ink are a great combo for this rainy feel card. The watercolor “wooshes” are genius for this card, don’t you think?

Stampin'Up! Lift me Up bundle, love, valentine, handstamped, #inkbigacademystamps #lisapretto

I always think of Calypso Coral as one of our happy colors. This technique is called “fool proof Watercolor” and I learned it from one of my team members. I promise a tutorial coming soon!

And how about this: order the Lift Me Up bundle TODAY and get:

  • Order the LIFT ME UP Bundle #144712 in my online store HERE
  • using host code WXEJ3SRY
  • and get the WATERCOLOR PAPER AND AQUAPAINTERS for FREE!

and don’t forget that if you need the Big Shot, purchase it from me and get the Magnetic Platform for FREE ($40 value!)

my special: purchase a big shot from me and get the magnetic platform for FREE! #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

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InKing Royalty Birthday Bliss Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme. What fun!

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.

We are also excited to welcome guest designer Michelle Last to our team’s blog hop this month. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I knew I wanted to pull out my NEW glimmer paper for this Birthday Challenge. This is a little sneak peek of one of the 3 new SaleABration items available to customers February 21. If you like a little sparkle, these papers need to hop to the top of your wishlist!

Stampin'Up! cool Treats bundle, Happy Birthday card, glimmer paper Saleabration sneak peek #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

  • Details:
  • The color combo is Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Sweet Suparplum
  • Stampin'Up! color combination Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps
  • The card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ and is created from Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock. The layers are 5 1/4 x 4″ Mint Macaron and 5 x 3 3/4″ Bermuda Bay
  • The Bermuda Bay layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Polka dot Embossing Folder. I love the palyful look these big circles create.
  • That sweet ice cream cone was created using the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, part of the Cool Treats bundle, and the SaleABration Glimmer Paper. This paper will be free with a $50 purchase beginning February 21st. #savethedate
  • The large Oval is from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I love how versatile these framelits are, definitely so worth the money. The greeting, stamped in Bermuda Bay and cropped with the Triple Banner Punch adds the final touch that pulls it all together!

Stampin'Up! Cool Treats bundle, Happy birthday card, Ice Cream, glimmer Paper, Saleabration sneak peek, #lisapretto #inkbigacademystamps

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

When you become one of my customers you will be invited to my exclusive VIP page. Daily inspiration, exclusive products and give aways, lots of stamping fun!!

I will be posting exclusive projects, inspiration pieces, games, lots of giveaways, and more! CLICK HERE to request to be added

did you get our exclusive tutorials this past week in our Tips and Inspiration email? Make sure to not miss anymore fun, click here to join

here are all 12 of the SaleABration items, you can choose anyone of these items with a minimum $50 purchase

and don’t forget the best deal during SaleABration is our Starter Kit!

Stampin'Up! Starter Kit Special,

 

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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  9. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  14. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
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