Make a Coffee Gift Card Holder for Valentine's Day or Any Day!


Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and sharing a project idea that is a good gift giving idea for today or any day that you want to share a coffee gift card with someone.

This little holder is super easy (no stamping on this one, gals and guys!) and but you'll want this pack of designer paper to keep on hand to make these little holders.

I also customized this gift card holder for a Valentine's Day gift.  If you need another Valentine idea that's quick and easy, you can see one here!


Let's take a look at the simple how-to for this coffee gift card holder project...

Click here to see this coffee gift card holder video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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If you're a coffee lover or just loving the coffee themed supplies, be sure to check out the entire Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6". 
  • Score at 1 3/4" and 4 1/2" on the long side. (Long side up)
  • Turn the paper 90 degrees, short side up and what will be the bottom on the right) and score at 3 1/2".
  • Cut and trim as seen in the video.

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Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  Keep this type of coffee gift card holder idea handy and gift it a try!

Easy Valentine Candy Treat with Sure Do Love You Bundle


It's two days to Valentine's Day so here's an easy candy treat made with the Sure Do Love You Bundle.  If you can find some boxed candy treats, these will go together in a jiffy. 

The project in the original video has the same wrap idea with a belly band.  See the how-to in the video tutorial below.

You can CLICK HERE to see this Valentine candy wrap video tutorial on You Tube.

Here's another option below.  You can embellish these however you like!

Easy-valentine-candy-treat-bLisa's Inklings:

  • Measure the height of your candy box then make sure you cut it long enough to wrap around and overlap.
  • No need to score your paper.  Just crease it with your fingers as you fold it around the box.
  • Use Tear & Tape to secure the wrap.
    Here are supplies used for the projects that you see here today:

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2018 Valentine Treat #2

2018-valentine-treats-2aToday's project is my second Valentine treat holder for 2018.  It's cute and easy and can be adapted for any occasion.

Tucked inside this mini Valentine gift is an individually packed heart candy that measures about 3" x 4" and is about 1/2" - 3/4" thick. 

To me, the star of this project is the new Ready Shreddie (145562) filler. I love this accessory and the fussy, fancy look it gives to this project.  It is SO fun to use and comes in a pack of three colors with plenty for lots of projects.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for this fun Valentine treat.

CLICK HERE to see this Valentine treat video on You Tube.

2018-valentine-treats-2bLisa's Inklings:

  • For box, cut card stock to 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".  Score on the log side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", and 7".   Turn and score at 1/2" and 1 1/4".
  • Designer paper for box is cut at 2 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" tall.
  • Try putting the treat in the box before stuffing with the Ready Shreddie.  Easier to determine how much you need and you can arrange it to look all fancy. ;)

Here are the supplies used in today's Valentine project.  Click the links to shop...thank you!

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Tuesday Tip- Cardmaking 101: Dressing Up Your Envelopes for Handmade Cards


This evening (before Tuesday is over!), I have a quick tip for dressing up those envelopes for your handmade cards.  By using designer or patterened paper that coordinates with your cards, you can create matching envelopes for each one you make!

Let's take a look at the quick video tutorial below...

Today's video for dressing up your envelopes for handmade cards can be seen HERE on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings...other ways to dress up envelopes:

  • Stamp image used on card on front lower corner of the envelope.
  • Use a sponge to add a coordinating color to the edges of your envelope.
  • A coordinating color of washi tape can add a "slice" of color when added about 1/4" up from the bottom edge of envelope.
  • Spritz color by mixing ink refill drops with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer.

Try the tip in today's video and the others listed above to dress up those envelopes for your handmade cards!

Something Exciting for April's Paper Pumpkin

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Learn more about the kit from Sara herself in the video below.

It's so much fun to receive a surprise kit in the mail every month.  I can't wait to see this kit with the extra surprise from Sara. 

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Projects vary from card kits, project/3D kits, or home decor projects.  Here's the March kit...

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make A Card in Five Minutes

Make-a-card-in-five-minutes-aIf you're looking for a card you can make in 5 minutes, you'll love today's Makeover Monday idea!

Our designer paper shines in this project (remember, the $11 packs are Buy 3, Get 1 Free during October!) and simple stamping using the Thoughtful Banners set make this a clean and simple heartfelt card.


Here's the video tutorial from the past with some notes on a few changes for today's card below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The makeover's base is cut at 4" x 11".
  • Stamped piece of Whisper White cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/8". 
  • Dapper Denim print is cut at 2 1/4" x 3".  You could use Dapper Denim card stock instead.
  • Moroccan Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 5 1/2".

Stampin' Up! Supply List for this project below.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to serve you!

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Take a look at the September project...

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2016 Week 6- Cookie Cutter Halloween Bag Topper

2016wk6-aWelcome to Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Series with this easy bag topper using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This is an easy way to "dress up" treats that are pre-packaged or some that you can package yourself in our clear cellophane bags.

Here's the how-to video tutorial for the project...

 Click HERE to download the details and supply list PDF of today's project.

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Hope you enjoyed this easy treat and bag topper for Week 6 of the 2016 Halloween project series!  See you tomorrow with a cute Christmas version of this project!

Make A Strawberry Candy Treat Box with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit

Stampin-up-fresh-fruit-strawberry-treat-boxThere's no need for a special reason to treat someone but this easy strawberry treat box made with the Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit stamp set will be sure to bring a smile to someone special.
This stamp set and Fruit Stand DSP are so yummy and perfect for your summer time paper crafting.  This one is made as a birthday treat but think about party favors or treats on a table at a picnic.  Whatever the occasion, you'll love having this idea in your bag of paper crafting tricks.

Let's take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial below...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • This is a basic box design that you can use for any occasion.
  • Leave the top open as seen here or pinch close for a different look or to secure contents.
  • Try making with our Stampin' Up! card stock and wrap a strip of designer paper around the center for a contrasting belly band.


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Make this "berry" special treat box with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit stamp set and Fruit Stand DSP for any summer occasion!

Makeover Monday- Easy Fourth of July Folded Treat Holder

July-4th-folded-treat-video-6-13Today's Makeover Monday is an easy Fourth of July folded treat holder made with Stampin' Up! Brights colors and some of our sparkly Glimmer Paper.

If you decorate for Independence Day celebrations, this would be the ideal treat holder for your parties or family gatherings.

Take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from 2015.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 9 x 9 square for the size shown in the video.
  • You can experiment with a smaller square for tiny treats.
  • Use at a table setting for place markers or tuck cutlery and napkin or mints inside.

July-4th-folded-treat-6-13Here is the supply listing for today's Makeover Monday project!


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 Get ready for the Fourth of July now with this easy folded treat project using Stampin' Up! designer paper!

Makeover Monday- Make a Fourth of July Treat Cone

July4th-treat-cone-video-tutorial-6-6Today's Makeover Monday project is easy and would be a great family project for your Fourth of July celebrations! 

Fill these little treat cones with wrapped candies and or small packaged treats and  you will have a great table decoration, too!

Let's take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from the past!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Try this cone in different sizes.  As long as you cut your designer paper in a square, it will work.  This one today is 4" x 4".
  • The Labeler Alphabet (141936) would be a great way to personalize these for a party. 
  • The "stuffing" is just thin strips of Real Red card stock sliced with the Stampin' Trimmer.

Shopping List for today's project is below. 

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  July4th-treat-cone-6-6Get ready for a fun and colorful Fourth of July with this Treat Cone idea for today's Makeover Monday!

Makeover Monday- Cottage Greetings Birthday Box

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetings-makeoverThis week's Makeover Monday project and video is an easy and fun birthday box made with the Cottage Greetings Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

With a few cuts and scores, you can create this little gift box for any occasion.

Here's the video tutorial for the how-to:


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the long side.
  • Turn and make one score at 2".
  • DSP is cut at 2" x 2 1/2" .  Two pieces needed.

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetingsSupplies used for this makeover are listed below.
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Hope to enjoyed today's Makeover Monday with this easy paper crafting project and birthday box video made with Stampin' Up! products.

Going to Miss the Stampin' Up! Fry Box!

This Fry Box from the Stampin' Up! Retiring List has been so much fun to share.   It's a great little size and so easy to assemble. 

Thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the projects that I've shared...


For the Fall season or Thanksgiving, this sample is ready to adorn any table or party setting.  See more HERE.

Fry-box-july-4Fun for summer celebrations, your family would love this treat for July 4th celebrations!  Supply List on this project HERE.

Fry-box-candy-cornIf you've been following me for any time at all, you know I love creating sweet treat for Halloween! the Candy Corn was made from cut wedges of circle punches!

Fry-box-4thHere's another version for Independence Day!  Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!  See the video HERE.

Fry-box-fangtasticHere's a fangtastic little guy with a Halloween treat box.   See more on this spooky project HERE!

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Make a Tiny Bag with Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Diy-tiny-gift-bag-stampin-upIf you need a tiny bag for a special gift, try the one in this video tutorial that's made with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

With just a few score lines and a little adhesive, you'll be able to make this one in a "jif".  It's sized for a small lip gloss, lip balm, pair of earrings, or even a few chocolates.

See the how to in today's video.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 6" x 6" square of designer paper.
  • Score at 1 1 /4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2".
  • Cut 2 pieces at 1" x 3 1/2" and score in half length wise at 1/2".
  • See the coloring technique used on this bag HERE.

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 Whisper White Organza Ribbon substituted for Blushing Bride which is retiring and sold out.

Thank you for stopping by for today's tiny bag video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper!

Makeover Monday- Make a Gift for Administrative Professional's Day, April 27th!

Administrative Professional's Day is Wednesday, April 27th, so here's a idea to tuck in a gift basket with favorite snacks or gift card or fresh flowers...or all of the above!

This note pad cover also makes a great teacher gift and for anyone that loves to make lists!

Here's the video that inspired today's project!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • This cover is sized for a 4" x 6" notepad.
  • Base is cut at 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on long side 4 1/8" and 4 3/8".
  • DSP for front is cut at 4" x 6 3/8".

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 Treat your Administrative Professional to a nice DIY gift as seen in today's Makeover Monday!