Last Minute Easter Treat!

Last-minute-easter-treat-1Here's a last minute Easter treat that you can make in minutes with supplies that you have on hand!

In the actual construction of the base pocket, NO adhesive is needed.  I love this design and have made it many times.  It can be customized for any occasion and also makes a cute favor for table setting. 

The stamped flower on this design is from the Crazy About You stamp set and the Flower Medallion Punch that are both retiring.  The stamp set will be available for purchase through May 22, 2017 but the Flower Medallion Punch is While Supplies Last.  It may not be available at the time this post is published.

  See lists of all the retiring products HERE. Please keep in mind that anything other than stamps (tools, paper, embellishments, etc.) is only available while supplies last and some of the items have already sold out.

See the simple assembly for this Easter treat in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
  • Follow folding directions as seen in video.
  • A Bone Folder is always helpful for making good creases and necessary for origami folds such as this one.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella Pen makes any project sparkle and extra special.


Below is a list of products that would be helpful in making this paper crafting project:

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Last-minute-easter-treat-3Wishing you and your family and beautiful and blessed Easter. Thank you for tuning in for today's last minute Easter treat idea that I hope you can use for any occasion.


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make Tiny Bag for Easter

Tiny-bag-for-easter-1The Makeover Monday for this week is a tiny bag for Easter treats.  I love the look of's like a miniature purse that would a little girl would adore.  The spring time flowers that adorn the bag are cut with the Succulent Thinlits.  This set of thinlits is so versatile and make pretty blossoms as well as succulents.  Change the sentiment for a wedding or party favor!

Here's the original project post.

And, you can see the how-to in the video below.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 6" x 6".
  • Score this piece at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" on the other side.
  • For the top, cut 2 pieces of card stock at 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2" longways on both of these card stock pieces.

You really need to try this little bag.  It has such a cute design and can even be used as a gift bag for a small gift such as jewelry or a gift card.  You can make this tiny bag for Easter or for any occasion!


A Tisket, A Tasket, Make This Little Easter Basket

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treats-1Are you ready to make a cute little basket for Easter or spring time treats?  This darling style is one of my favorite box/basket projects.   It is actually a version of a berry basket that can be used for treats or gifts any time of year.  Take a look at this fall themed version HERE.

Holding it all together are little pieces of ribbon or twine at each corner with a paper strip filler to keep your treats or gift tucked securely inside.

Let's take a look at the assembly in today's video tutorial.

See the shopping list for this project below then read on for some details to help you with assembly.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the  basket, start with a 6 1/2" square of card stock.
  • Score at 2" on all four sides.
  • Cut 4 pieces of designer paper at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".
  • Glue designer paper on to each side of basket before punching holes and assembly.

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treatsI really hope you'll give this project a try!  Let me know who'll receive this a little gift from you in the comment section below. Once you've made this little basket for Easter treats, make a template to keep on hand for other occasions throughout the year!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tiny Birthday Party Favor Bag


Happy Monday and welcome to today's makeover with this tiny birthday party favor bag.  It's just the right size for a couple of miniature candy bars or a tiny trinket.  These are fun to make and you can even get the kids involved.  You do the cutting; let them do the coloring.  They'll be bursting with pride with their creations and you'll be spending quality (and, fun!) time with your little ones.  Kids love to create and they are naturals.  Nurture that and experience the joy!

Let's take a look at the video for the easy assembly.



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Little-birthday-party-favor-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer paper is cut 3" x 6". You can get 8 bags from one sheet of designer paper!
  • Score on the long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2",and  5 1/2".
  • Turn to the short side on top and score at 1".  This forms the bottom.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the unique closure.
  • See another idea for a cute little birthday party favor HERE.

Do you craft with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews?  Leave a comment below to share your experiences then gather the young 'uns to create these tiny birthday party favor bags.


Make An Easter Triangle Treat Box

Triangle-easter-treat-boxThese triangle boxes are just the right size for treats this Easter.  It's just the right size to hold a few  wrapped chocolate eggs or miniature candy bar.

The Inside the Lines Designer Paper is so pretty for spring and you can still earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  You can just color parts of it as in this project and it highlights a particular section making a striking focal point.  Here's another card with just a pop of color using Inside the Lines.

I've recorded a video so you can see how easy it is to make one of these little boxes.  It's a fun shape and fun to open. Let's take look at the tutorial below.

Check out the supply list below and read on for some more details that may help you...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper 3" x 6" and score at 3" on the long side.
  • Make a tick mark at 1 1/2" on each short side.
  • You'll just need a scrap piece of Whisper White and Gold Foil for the punched circles.

Triangle-easter-treat-box-2Hope you enjoyed today's Easter Treat Triangle Treat Box and I'll see you on Monday... have a great weekend!

Easy Fold DIY Gift Box Video Tutorial

Today's project is a Easy Fold DIY Gift Box.  You'll love how easy this box is to assemble as you'll see in the video tutorial.  

Giving a gift in adorable handmade packaging makes it all the more special.  Your friends and family will love it! You'll start with one piece of designer paper or card stock, make a few scores and folds, and put it all together with some of our awesome Stampin' Up! Adhesive. 

Speaking of scores, if you don't have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool in your stash of tools and supplies, you'll want to get one to make all of your cute 3D projects and boxes in a snap!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 9" x 5 1/2"
  • On the short side, score at 1" from both sides.
  • On the long side, score at 1" and 4" from both sides.

You'll also want to check out this easy tw0-piece gift box HERE.  It's a cute one, too.

Easy-fold-diy-gift-box-3-15-17bHere is the Stampin' Up! list that was used to make today's project.

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Don't forget the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

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Are you ready to start creating?  Let me hear from you!  Comment below with your favorite time of the day to create...inquiring minds want to know. ;)  Now get ready to create these easy fold DIY gift boxes and delight your family and  friends!

A Matchbook for Easter?

Matchbook-Easter-treat-2017aThis little matchbook makes a cute little wrap for an Easter treat.  I think it's just the right size for a Ghirardelli chocolate but I dare not buy any because I LOVE chocolate!  Anyway, a little basket full of these would be so cute on your table this spring.  Be warned, though! Chocolate lovers in your family may not be able to resist.

You can cut several of these from one sheet of card stock and with a few scores, it can be assembled in a few minutes.  The Succulent Framelits have several dies that will enable you to make all kinds of flowers including the ones you see here.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial and you can see how easy these little matchbooks can be!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Mint Macaron base to 5 1/2" x 2". 
  • Score at 2 1/4" and 4 7/8".
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" and 1/2" x 1 7/8".
  • Use a little SNAIL adhesive to hold your treat inside the matchbook.

Want to make this cute little Easter matchbook?  Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List.

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Try these little matchbooks for Easter this year and have fun sharing sweet treats!

Make a Treat For A Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Treat-RAK-1Today's project is a simple treat wrap that would be a sweet Random Act of Kindness for someone you know.  In my last blog post, I shared an idea for an inspirational card that you could send through the mail.  This paper crafting project is one you could leave on a co-workers desk, in your child's room, your spouse's get the idea!

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See the simple how-to in the video below then read on for project details...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 8 1/2" x 2 3/4".
  • Score on the long side at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 3/4", and 8".
  • Slip a pack of gum or other small treat inside the opening.  Use a little bit of adhesive to secure your treat.

Here's the list of supplies used in the video. 
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Treat-for-RAK-2I'll bet you know someone right now who would love this! Use this treat idea for a Random Act of Kindness for someone you know and brighter their day.

Make A Little Birthday Box

Make-a-birthday-box-1Have you ever found that you need a really cute little box for small birthday gift?  You know those little gifts that are just "a little something".

It is said that presentation is everything and while that might not be true all of the time, when it comes to paper crafting, we can blow it out of the water.

Our creations really can "make" a birthday gift that says, "I remembered it's your day".  Who wouldn't appreciate that?

I know that I can give our daughters a package of gum, for example, and if it's packaged in a handmade box or bag, they are thrilled and delighted.  I bet you've had a similar experience, right?

Well, today's little birthday box fits the bill.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The box base measurement is 5" x 3 3/8".  Cut two of these pieces from your chosen color of cardstock.
  • On one of these pieces, score 1" on all four sides.  This will be the box bottom.
  • On the other piece, score a little less than 1" on all four sides.  This will be the top.  Be sure to watch the video for clarification.
  • Cut designer paper as follows: 2 pieces at 1 3/8" x 7/8", two pieces at 2 7/8"x 7/8", and one piece for the top of the box at 2 7/8" x 1 3/8".

If you'd like the supplies to make today's projects, simply click the links below. 
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Delight someone with a little gift inside this little birthday box that you'll make and it will make your day, too!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- DIY Tiny Valentine Box

Diy-tiny-valentine-bag-1Today's makeover is a DIY Valentine box that you can make to be ready for tomorrow...Valentine's Day!  It's a tiny box just the right size for a pair of earrings or a few sweet treats.  The "different" look for the top makes this one unique and and really cute!

The original video tutorial features a birthday themed box with products from the past from Stampin' Up!  Most have retired or are discontinued but you can make yours with supplies and tools that you have on hand.

Let's take a look at the how-to for assembly in the video below:

Here's the Stampin' Up! Product List for today's makeover:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 4 x 8 1/2.
  • Score short side at 1/2 and 2.
  • Score long side at 2,4,6, and 8.

It's not too late to make a quick card or treat box for Valentine's Day. Here's another idea that you can create in a few minutes time!  Hope you will try this tiny DIY box to give to your Valentine!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Valentine Treat Box with a Pop of Pink

Valentine-treat-box-pop-of-pink-1Today's makeover is a Valentine Treat Box in one of my favorite styles.  It's easy to make and the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper is super sweet for Valentine projects.

I've always thought that this was just the right says if you had "several" that you wanted (or, needed!) to make.  Whether for your child's or grandchild's classroom, to hand out to co-workers, or for favors for a party or special event, you'll have just what you need with your paper crafting supplies and the instructions for this box!

This video from the past shows the easy how-to.  Take a look and then try it for yourself! 

Here's the shopping list for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop the online store.

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Valentine-treat-box-pop-of-pink-2I think you'll agree that is a "just right" size for treats as well as easy and fun to make.  Try this Valentine Treat Box to share and spread the love for a happy heart day!

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January 2017 Thank You Gift

IMG_3827On this Monday evening, I'm sharing my January 2017  Thank You Gift instead of a Makeover Monday.  If you've been following me on the blog or in my Facebook group, you know that there have been serious issues with my iPhone and now my computer!  As I type this post, I'm not sure if and when the computer will go "black" on me again.

Back to the project...This cute little 2017 Calendar is what I am sending as a thank you with your online order during the month of January. Please use Host Code: BY4VY3MJ. 

This little calendar is easy to recreate and you can embellish however you wish. 

  • Cut cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and score at 3", 6", 7", and 8" on long side.
  • Assemble with the 1/2" fold with Tear & Tap attached to opposite end. 
  • The 7" score should be a mountain fold to form a tent to all the calendar to stand.
  • Embellish the front as desired. 

Here are the supplies used; simply click the links to shop!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's project and I hope to see you again soon!


Christmas Crafting on Facebook LIVE

Just finished some Christmas crafting and chatting on Facebook LIVE in my Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!  It's been a while and it's always so much fun to share a little crafting time with friends.

The first project was this Christmas cone to use with this antique bed spring.  I plan to fill it with mints to use in my stamp room.  It all started with a 8" square piece of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper.

Diy-christmas-table-decorThese next two are smaller cones created with a 4" square piece of designer paper.  They make cute ornaments with a sweet treat tucked inside.

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2016 Easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Ideas Video 2

2016-easy-christmas-gift-ideas2-aToday's Stampin' Up! project is an easy Christmas idea that you can give as  a gift to a friend or neighbor.  Fill this Clear Tiny Treat box with a small gift or some treats...Hershey Kisses would be perfect here.  Isn't this sentiment so cute?  It was fun making the mistletoe with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

You can make several of these to keep on hand during the holiday season.  These would even be cute to carry in your bag to hand to cashiers, crossing guards, bus get the idea.  Spread love and joy this season!

Let's get right to it, shall we?  Here's the video with info on this easy project.

Here are the quick links to order supplies for this project:

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2016-easy-christmas-gift-ideas2-bThis Tin of Tags stamp set has seen lots of use in the last few weeks!  Don't let the name fool you!  You can use the sentiments on cards, too.


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Thanks for checking in for today's easy Christmas gift idea...see you next time!