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Happy October with a Design Team takeover!!

A huge thanks to all of you who supported my #30daybloggingchallenge

here is a list of our last round of winners!

  • Chris Robinson
  • Donna Baker
  • Ginger Grogan
  • Kathy Beemer
  • Karen Frank
  • Candy Ford
  • Kadie Labadie
  • Shelley Jeffrey
  • Nancy Gleason
  • Peggy Hendricks
  • Ann Stoelzle
  • Gay Lynn Morrison
  • Janine Frank
  • Vicky Heimbecker

 

Remember, you must email me at [email protected] with your snail mail address to recieve your goodie from me!

Today we are kicking off an “InkBig Design Team Take Over” and I am sharing the great projects by design team has come up with. YOu are going to LOVE these!

Stampin'Up! Iconic Christmas bundle, stamp set, 3d, hostess gift, DIY, Papercrafting, candy canes, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

How adorable is this!!

I know many of you like to make little gifts for your co workersand this would be absolutely perfect!

The key measurement and scoring info is below

Stampin'Up! Iconic Christmas bundle, stamp set, 3d, hostess gift, DIY, Papercrafting, candy canes, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

Those fun little candy canes are from the Stampin’Up! Iconic Christmas bundle from the holiday catalog.

I love how festive they look with the addition of one of our Silver Foil Snowflakes and that Red Tinsel Ribbon

Stampin'Up! Iconic Christmas bundle, stamp set, 3d, hostess gift, DIY, Papercrafting, candy canes, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fab 3d project in our “InkBig Design Team Take-Over”

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A Sparkly Stampin’Up! Merry Patterns

CHEERS!!

this is my last post in the #30daysofbloggingchallenge!!

I did it! and a huge shout out to all of you who joined me with all of your sweet comments. Each and every one of them means so very much to me xoxo

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, silver, gold, christmas card, holiday card, DIY, papercrafting, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Details:

  • Well, of course, we needed to end with a little sparkle! #amiright
  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″. Always make sure to score it lightly at 4 1/4″ so that it creates a nice crisp fold for you.
  • I added a layer of Night of Navy trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4″. I think the card needed a “grounding” color for all of that sparkle to show off against.
  • The top layer is a 3 3/4 x 5″ from the Year of Cheer Designer Series Specialty Paper. You get 12 sheets, 3 each of four designs. This snowflake design is the only one “holiday specific”, while the others could easily be used for any type of card, any season.
  • I added one of our Foil Snowflakes, because if a little sparkle is good while then obviously more is better!
  • The sentiment is from the Merry Patterns stamp set and is embossed in silver. I popped it up on a couple of dimensionals and added a bow of Stampin’Up! Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon.
  • A VERY simple card with a lot of shine and sparkle 🙂

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, silver, gold, christmas card, holiday card, DIY, papercrafting, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

This is the Stampin’Up! set I used for this card. It is an exclusive stamp set available September and October. To earn this set you need to place a $300 order. It can be all you or you can grab a couple of friends and place an order

Stampin'Up! Merry patterns stamp set, host set, exclusive, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

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  • shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • HOST CODE JC4PHX2X
  • All orders receive a free gift from me

And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered for today’s LAST giveaway!

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Stampin’Up! Smitten Mittens

Have you ever had a card in your head and then when you went to make it just morphed into something else? Yeah, this is one of those cards!

Make sure to comment as our days to win are dwindling down in the #30daybloggingchallenge

Stampin'Up! Smitten Mittens stamp set, christmas card, holiday card, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Details:

So here is what I had in my head: a soft, almost baby color feel to a mitten card because that would be adorable right? But when I went to put these colors together they are really way more vibrant than I thought they would be and I totally loved it!

The card base is our Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″. This card has a lot of “weight” to it and a nice sturdy base helps it hold up to all that stuff going on up front.

The middle layer is a 5 1/4 x 4″ So Saffron and the top layer is a 5 x 3 3/4″ Wisteria Wonder.

The Wisteria Wonder layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Dynamic Cable Embossing Folder. Remember that when you use one of our Dynamic Embossing Folders you need just one plate to create the impression.

The mittens were stamped in So Sffron on So Saffrom using Stampin’Up!’s Smitten Mitten stamp set. The Many Mittens Framelits made quick work of cropping out all the images.

The sweet heart pattern was also created with the Smitten Mitten Bundle. I love the look of stamping it in the same color as the cardstock

A little tie of our Whisper White Baker’s Twine keeps those mittens from getting lost

Stampin'Up! Smitten Mittens stamp set, christmas card, holiday card, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

DOn’t forget that the exclusive stamp set below is available September and October. To earn this set you need to place a $300 order. It can be all you or you can grab a couple of friends and place an order

Stampin'Up! Merry patterns stamp set, host set, exclusive, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

Shop Now!

  • shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • HOST CODE JC4PHX2X
  • All orders receive a free gift from me

And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered for today’s giveaway!

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Stampin’Up! Merry Patterns Wreath

A quickie today!!

How fun is this wreath created from the branch image in the Merry Patterns stamp set?!!!

Emerald Envy, Berry Burst and lots of Whisper White make for a simple yet elegant card!

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, wreath, holiday card, christmas, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, wreath, holiday card, christmas, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

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Stampin’Up! Merry Patterns Gold Reindeer

There are few things that make my heart pitter patter like a crisp white card with touches of gold 🙂 So today’s card makes me pretty happy.

Don’t forget that we are in the last days of my #30daybloggingchallenge

I am excited to finish the month strong!! Be sure to leave a comment (or two) to be entered to win one of our daily giveaways!

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, gold reindeer, christmas card, holidays, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Details:

  • The card base is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The next layer is a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece of our Stampin’Up! Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love that it is Silver patterned on one side and Gold patterned on the other. It comes 12 x 12 and you get 6 sheets of 3 different designs.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″.
  • I embossed the deer image from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Gold.You can see a completely different look with this deer HERE
  • A couple of keys to getting a strong embossed image: DOn’t overhandle your cardstock. The moisture from your fingers can grab onto the embossing pwder and create a muddy looking image. Use your Embossing Buddy! It is key to taking away as much of the static as you can. Make sure your embossing powder is fresh. When it gets old it can separate and won’t give you a clean crisp color. Pour on liberally and tap the cardstock on the table to get rid of as much excess as possible. I like to keep a small soft paitn brush near by for any stubborn powder. Pre-heat your heat gun for 10 seconds so it is HOT when you put it to the powder.
  • The sentiment, also from the Merry Patterns stamp set, is embossed in Gold as well and cropped out using the Triple Banner Punch
  • A quick figure eight of Gold Metallic Thread helps the greeting pop off the page.

Stampin'Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, gold reindeer, christmas card, holidays, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

This is the Stampin’Up! set I used for this card. It is an exclusive stamp set available September and October. To earn this set you need to place a $300 order. It can be all you or you can grab a couple of friends and place an order

Stampin'Up! Merry patterns stamp set, host set, exclusive, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

Shop Now!

  • shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • HOST CODE JC4PHX2X
  • All orders receive a free gift from me

And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered for today’s giveaway!

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Stampin’Up! Flirty Flamingo Smitten Mitten

For those of you who follow me you know this card speaks to everything I love: clean and simple, white and bright!

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in today’s giveaway! The 30 day blogging challenge is quickly coming to a close so make sure you participate today for your chance to win!

Stampin'Up! Smitten Mitten stamp set, clean and simple, christmas, holiday card, DIY, papercrafting, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Details:

  • Isn’t this card just fun and bright and cheery?! I think it would be perfect for a Winter Birthday!
  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″
  • The next layer is 5 1/4 x 4″ Flirty Flamingo and the top Whisper White layer is 5 x 3 3/4″
  • The Whisper White layer was run thru the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. I LOVE this folder! It is so bold and beautiful!
  • The mittens are created with the Many Mittens Framelits. There are 2 pieces to each mitten. The base was done in Whisper White and the detailed layer is Flirty Famingo.
  • A length of Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine ties the mitten together.
  • The sweet little “smitten” is from the Smitten Mittens stamp set. You can get both the stamp set and framelits together to save 10%

Stampin'Up! Smitten Mitten stamp set, clean and simple, christmas, holiday card, DIY, papercrafting, lisa pretto, inkbigacademy stamps

Stampin’Up! has a beautiful exclusive stamp set available September and October. To earn this set you need to place a $300 order. It can be all you or you can grab a couple of friends and place an order

Stampin'Up! Merry patterns stamp set, host set, exclusive, lisapretto, inkbigacademystamps

Shop Now!

  • shop lisapretto.stampinup.net
  • HOST CODE JC4PHX2X
  • All orders receive a free gift from me

And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered for today’s giveaway, I would love to know if you are a fan of clean and simple cards!

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