Coming Soon...12 Weeks of Christmas! one week from today on October 4 at 1:00 PM Central Time, members of our mailing list will receive 12 awesome Christmas project ideas!

These projects will include 5 Christmas card ideas, 4 gift ideas, and 3 packaging ideas!  The only way that you will be able to receive these awesome project ideas is if you sign up for our mailing list.  

If you already receive emails from me, no worries!  You are on the list and will receive these fun holiday project ideas! 

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Tuesday Tip: Special Kits for Your Holiday Crafting!

PP_Coordinating_Kits_Shareable_new_subscriberWelcome to a special, simple and fun holiday crafting experience coming to you soon from Paper Pumpkin! Welcome to a Season of Style!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

These two coordinating kits means that:
1) You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts
2) You will have more creative options
3) You can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

Maybe you don’t craft regularly but still love to make holiday cards and gifts? With so much coordinated cuteness on tap, now’s the perfect time to dive in and subscribe!

Or, maybe you are an avid papercrafter who wants quick and easy projects to add warmth to the holiday season but  you don’t have time to shop and prep for projects.  Paper Pumpkin's Season of Style coordinated kits will be perfect for you!

Here's a message from Carrie Warner from the Stampin' Up! Home Office...

Although the kits contain stand alone don't need both months' kits to complete the won't want to miss either month so subscribe now so you won't miss out!

You will receive both the October and November kits weeks before the hectic holiday season begins—leaving you with plenty of time to craft. And since papercrafting may not be at the front of your mind this early in the season, just think of how great it will feel to have cute projects all ready to go. You’ll impress everyone at your holiday parties and get-togethers with darling handmade projects . . . and no one will ever know how easy they were to create!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Subscribe to Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin to get your holiday crafting on with Season of Style!



Back to School Notepad Gift

Last night on my Facebook LIVE broadcast, I made two cute back to school notepad gifts for teachers or friends.  Did you see it?

If not, why not join us there?!  Many of you are on Facebook daily, right?  I know that I love seeing so many cute photos of my family and friends there.  

This group was created as a place for us to gather where I can share what's going on in my crafting (and, sometimes, family) world.  It's a "sister" to my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown page...another place you should be! ;)

These are the back to school notepads that I made...

Back-to-school-notepad-1These were designed for a 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 1/4" notepad that I found at Target.  It's a good idea for a teacher gift, co-worker gift, or even a stocking stuffer. 

Back-to-school-notepad-2I think this Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper (above) is just right for this project.

Back-to-school-notepad-3The notepad cover above features the Whole Lotta Lovely Designer Series Paper collection.  It's a little more on the frilly side but just as cute!

If you'd like to see the process and are on Facebook, hop on over and join the page HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek at this back to school notepad and I hope you have a great weekend!




Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Gift Certificate Holder

Makeover-monday-gift-certificate-holderThis week's makeover is a gift certificate holder that I made for my daughter who is a Senegence Distributor.

She was donating a door prize for a special event for nurses and wanted something pretty with a gift certificate.  Now, the "lips" and the doily are retired from the Occasions Catalog but you can use any appropriate stamp and embellishment!

Here's a look at the inside with the gift certificate that I made for her, too!


Let's take a look at the original project video tutorial that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The base is cut at 9 1/4" x 6 1/2".
  • Score the base at 3" and 6 1/4" with the 9 1/4" side at the top.
  • Layer of designer series paper is cut at 6 1/4" x 2 3/4".
  • Belly band is cut at 1" x 7 1/2".
  • Top embellishment is adhered to belly band so that is slips on and off easily.
  • The gift certificate is mounted on a piece of card stock for durability.  I printed the gift certificate on plain printer paper and it needed somethings to give it a little substance.

If you need some details about the products used in this makeover, please leave your question in the comment section below.

*On a personal note...

We have a busy month ahead of reunion, new granddaughter's birth, and the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Thailand that I earned for my husband and me thanks to so many of you and my awesome Stars Team! (Thank you!)  I've been very busy preparing projects and videos for you, but if I am "quiet" for a few days at some point, you'll know that something big is happening!   There are some exciting times ahead for the Mr. and me and our whole family.

Thanks for your understanding and for tuning in for today's gift certificate holder idea...see you again soon!


New Wood Crate Notes

Wood-crate-notes-1How about this DIY Gift idea...wood crate notes?

Just when you think that Stampin' Up! could not possibly come up with another cute container idea, we are introduced to the these wood crates. Super simple to cut and assemble, these cute crates have so many possibilities and pair well with the new designer paper stack, Wood Textures.

Let's just see how many ideas we can name to put in these little crates!  Add shredded card stock filler as needed...

  1. Sticky notes for a gift as seen here.
  2. 3" x 3" cards and coordinating envelopes.
  3. Packaged candy.
  4. Small apple and shredded paper filler at each place setting for fall.
  5. Two hard boiled eggs (still in shell) at each setting for a breakfast or lunch.
  6. Salt and Pepper shakers for your table at an outdoor lunch or picnic.
  7. Small gift soaps in a cello bag.
  8. Small bath bombs in a cello bag.
  9. Cookies in a cello bag for party favors.
  10. Small cut pieces of card stock with favorite recipes for the bride to be.
  11. To hold wedding favors at each guest table at an outdoor or country themed wedding.
  12. So many possibilities!  Add your ideas in the comment section below!

Let's take a look at the easy assembly of these wood crates in the video below.

Below is the supply list for these wood note crates.  Simply click the links to shop in my online store.  I really appreciate your consideration in shopping with me! :)

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need two pieces of  the 6" x 6" Wood Textures Designer Paper to make one crate.
  • Want a sturdier crate to hold something with a little more weight?  Use our Stampin' Up! cardstock.
  • Use scrap pieces of the designer paper and Crumb Cake for the stamped and punched elements.
  • In the video, I used SNAIL for the adhesive but I have had better results using Fast Fuse.

Wood-crate-notes-2Be sure to add your ideas for contents in these crates in the comment section below.  I'll be back tomorrow with a way to dress up those sticky notes in these new wood crates from Stampin' Up!


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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Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

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


2016 Easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Ideas Video 4

Diy-gift-idea-notecard-setToday's easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Idea is one that I made last week.   Under my tree are six sets of these all occasion note cards packaged just like this!

The video will show you the five different card ideas.  The sentiments from Rose Wonder are  just right for a gift set of cards for different occasions.

Want to see the cards?  Here's the video!

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Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #4

Diy-last-minute-christmas-gift-aChristmas is almost here so today's tip is an easy project that you can create as a gift with supplies from your crafting stash and maybe a little something from your kitchen!

Need a gift for a neighbor?  Sit back, relax, and watch this video to see the easy process. 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Study your glass to determine what width you would like your strips to be.
  • For this one, the strips measure 2 1/2 x 12 and 1 1/2 x 12.
  • The excess was trimmed after wrapping the paper around the glass.
  • Here, die cuts and ribbon were used for embellishing, but you can easily use a stamped image or punched pieces.



Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!
  • Retiring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog are only guaranteed through tomorrow, December 21st!  After that, these sets will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! (Don't miss Merry Mice!!)

Hope you have a great day and are enjoying and not stressing over the hustle and bustle!

Thanks for tuning in for this quick last minute Christmas gift idea tip and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!




2016 Easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Ideas Video 3

2016-easy-christmas-gift-ideas3-aToday's 2016 easy gift idea is this cute notepad made with products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Pick up a pack of Jr Legal pads and look through your supplies!  I bet you'll have just what you need to created several of these.

Let's take a look at the video...

Here's the shopping list for the supplies used in the video:

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These notepads are a nice to have on hand for whenever you need a little something for someone.   It's functional and pretty!  Think about personalizing it with a monogram with our Brush Alphabet set.

Lisa Inklings:

  • Base is 8 1/2 x 11 scored at 5 1/4 and 5 3/4 on the 11 inch side.
  • Insert is 5 x 2 1/2.  If needed, go 4 3/4 instead of 5 to make it an easier fit.
  • For cover: Card stock 8 1/4 x 5 and designer paper 4 3/4 x 8.
  • For notepad top: 1 1/2 x 5.



Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Well, it's back to some Christmas prep for me.  Plan on sewing for Lyla Rose. :)

Thanks for stopping by for today's easy Christmas Gift Idea and video tutorial.


Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #2

Bag-gift-card-holder-b Today's project and tip is another easy Christmas project made with a Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bag and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Use this for a gift card holder or a pouch for a little gift.

Here's the video tutorial with the simple how-to:

Grab some of those bags by using the quick links below.  Listed are the other supplies used in the video as well.

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Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  Hope this easy Christmas project is one you'll try for little gifts or gift cards!

Tuesday Tip Video -Stampin' Up! Gift Ideas and Black Friday Sale

Tip11-22If you're thinking about gift ideas and Black Friday Sales with Stampin' Up! then you are right on target!

There are so many discounted products that will make your crafting and gift giving a breeze.

The tip today features some gift ideas using some of the great products on sale during the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, our week long Black Friday Sale!

Let's take a look...

Here are the on sale supplies featured in the video:

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Remember to use Hostess Code: MP36GD7R to receive a gift from me!  If you're order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product when you are placing your order and I will still send you gift!


Savings throughout the Week:

10% Off- November 21st-28th

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20% Off November 21st-28th

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30% Off- November 21st-28th

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40% Off November 21st-28th

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Here's a sheet with all of the sale items and prices for your reference...CLICK HERE!

Select Stamp Sets 25% Continues until November 30, 2016:

 Flash Sale for NEXT MONDAY, November 28th!

November 28th- 24 Hours Only!

  • Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle #146008 – $31.20
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform #130658 – $26.00
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657 – $6.00
  • Bell Punch #141846 – $10.80

It's a great time to shop for gift making supplies in the week long Black Friday Sale; the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!

Only 4 Hours Left!


There are just 4 more hours until we begin our 12 Weeks of Christmas email campaign...October 5, 1:00 PM Central Time!

In order to receive these project ideas, you must be receiving my emails as a subscriber of my list by 1:00 PM Central Time today!

You'll love these Christmas card, gift, and packaging ideas that you'll receive in your inbox for the next 12  weeks!

By the end of the 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign, you'll have 12 amazing projects and instructions to help you get ready for the holidays.

The ONLY people who are going to receive these amazing holiday project ideas are those who are subscribed to my mailing list. If you are not subscribed to my mailing list by October 5th at 1:00 PM local time, you will not receive all of these great project ideas.  So, make sure you are subscribed by clicking the link below and follow the instructions.

--->Subscribe to Lisa Brown's Ink and Inspirations Mailing List!

Looking forward to sharing with you in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Email Campaign!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Card Holder with Oh,What Fun

Stampin-up-candy-cane-lane-gift-card-holder-aToday's Christmas Gift Card Holder with Stampin' Up! Oh What Fun project is a remake of yesterday's Halloween project.

With just a simple change of color, stamp set, and project orientation, you'll enjoy making these for the upcoming holiday season.


Here's a look at the process in today's video tutorial...



Here's the Stampin' Up! shopping list for making today's project:

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Stampin-up-candy-cane-lane-gift-card-holder-dThank you for tuning in for today's Stampin' Up! Oh, What Fun Gift Card Holder and video tutorial.  Try this for a sweet presentation this Christmas!

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Card Kit and Stamping Fun with Friends

Stampin-up-oh-happy-day142725GOn Wednesday of this week, I had the pleasure of spending an entire afternoon with friends making the 20 beautiful cards with the Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Card Kit.

The colors and embellishments in this kit are over the top and you get everything you need to create 20 cards that you'll be thrilled to give to family and friends.  The only extra you'll need is your choice of adhesive and our Liquid Multipurpose Glue will fit the bill.

Want a way to spend a fun afternoon with friends?...Oh Happy Day!

Need to replenish your stash of cards that you keep on hand?...Oh Happy Day!

Want to spend some fun,quality time with your daughter/granddaughter?...Oh Happy Day!

Need a gift for a crafter or DIYer in your family or circle of friends? ...Oh Happy Day!


Stamp and stick—that’s all it takes to create stack of all-occasion cards. Make one card when you need it, or make them all and use them later.

Folded card sizes: 4" x 3-1/2", 3" x 3", 5" x 3-1/2", 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" 

Adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* Set of 13 photopolymer stamps
* 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes
* Embossed sheets
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut gold foil sheet
* Die-cut white sheets
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
* Printed color doilies
* Baker’s Twine
* Glittered dots
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Acrylic stamp block

Jan-oh-happy-day_nJan loves her box of cards!  Yes, the box is so nice that it's perfect for storage or gift giving!

Mona-oh-happy-dayMona really enjoys Stampin' Up! kits.  She is looking forward to the tag kit in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

Click on the pics below to order your card kit(s)!  Hostess Code:J4YRRN2Q

Click below to order Stampin' Up! products, 24/7- HOSTESS CODE: J4YRRN2Q you enjoyed today's peek into the Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Card Kit! 

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Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit Note Cards and Gift Box Video Tutorial

Fresh-fruit-cards-gift-box-stampin-upFor today's project, we have a set of note cards and matching envelopes to complete the gift set with the box we made yesterday.

A set of cards always makes a good gift...who doesn't need cards, right?  It will be a good feeling to have a few of these gift sets to have on hand when you need a gift for someone.  And, it's not too early to think about holiday gift giving!  This gift set would be such a thoughtful gift for a neighbor, friend, teacher, get the idea!  I'll just bet that you have several in mind, don't you?


Here's a video of a set of four cards and envelopes that are ready to be tucked in a cute box for gift giving.

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  • July Thank You Gift- Fresh Fruit Video Tutorial Class emailed to you with any order!  Links to class videos will be emailed within 48 hours from the time I receive your order notification from Stampin' Up!
  • Use the current Host Code when placing your online order and receive a gift from me in addition to the Fresh Fruit class. Current HOST CODE: KYPMSC6M


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