Simple Masculine Card with Stampin' Up! He's the Man Specialty Paper

Simple-cardmaking-masculine-hes-the-man-stampin-upThis simple masculine-themed card is made with the awesome He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068] from Stampin' Up!  The card is like one shared on a recent LIVE video featuring an easy design focusing on using patterned paper that we all have!  And, on this card, there is no stamping!

This collection is perfect for making masculine-themed cards and other projects. This pack features 12" x 12" patterned paper, including bold patterns in neutral colors such as antique cars, camping gear, suits and ties, and more. In addition, there are versatile patterns such as diamonds, stripes, and plaids that can be mixed and matched with the coordinating die-cut images. The pack includes 12 sheets in total, with 2 each of 5 double-sided patterned paper designs and 2 die-cut sheets, giving you plenty of creative options for your projects.


Click here to Download the FREE Project Sheet for this masculine card.

With the He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068], you can easily create unique and personalized cards and projects for the men in your life. This paper is on the Last Chance List so don't miss it!

To try this simple card design, visit the Online Store to get your pack of paper while it's still available!

Flip Front Fold Card Using Your Patterned Paper

Front-flip-fun-fold-coffee-card-2Today's project is a simple front flip fun fold coffee card featuring one of the retiring Stampin' Up! sets, Nothing's Better Than [152507].

This card design is another good one for using that stack of patterned paper you've been "storing" in your craft room. ;)  Keep the details on this design as well as the design shared last week on my LIVE.

Here's a peek at the inside of the card...

Front-flip-fold-coffee-card-insideIt's so fun how the center just flips up to reveal your note and sentiment.  I had to add a little cup of coffee on the inside, too!

If you're a coffee, chocolate, cookie, or cocktail lover, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set [152507] is perfect! The set includes cute and clever sentiments, as well as adorable images that will make your projects stand out.

But the fun doesn't stop there! There's also a set of coordinating dies called the Love You More Than Dies [152698]. These dies can be used to add even more dimension and interest to your projects. And, of course, they coordinate perfectly with the Nothing's Better Than stamp set.

This stamp set and coordinating dies will always be part of my collection.  Get both while still available...last chance promotion starts Tuesday, April 4th!  (The dies will be 40% off...only $18!)

Nothing's Better Than stamp set
Such cute phrases you can create with this set!
Love these word dies!

Now grab some coffee or other beverage and watch this recording of the LIVE demonstration of this card.  Then read on for the dimensions to make this fun fold!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for today's featured card:
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And, remember the Love You More Than Dies [152698] will be 40% off beginning April 4, 2023.  Order soon as possible because these retiring products including the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] are only available while supplies last!


If you're looking for a stamp set that's perfect for making cards for any coffee, chocolate, cookie, or cocktail lover in your life, look no further than Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies. Get creative and make something that's truly unique and special!  And, now that you've read this post, try this fun fold card idea and share your completed project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion Begins April 4th!

Last Chance

Every year Stampin' Up! makes room for beautiful new products as we say goodbye to some in the Last Chance Promotion

Beginning April 4th, many items that are leaving are discounted and some are up to 60% off!

This special promotion begins soon and supplies of the retiring products are only available while supplies last!  Don't delay in ordering your favorites and stocking up on your favorite papers!

Click these links to download these lists and start your own!

2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Last Chance Products

2023 January - April Mini Catalog Last Chance Products

If you have questions or need up with your order, please let me know!

The Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion begins April 4, 2023!

It's A Mystery Party!

Mystery Host Party!

Click Here to shop and the Host Code will be automatically added for you!

Place an order by NOON on Friday, March 31st to have a chance at Mystery Host Rewards!

Receive one entry for each $25 purchased before shipping and tax.

I will post and email the name drawn on Saturday, April 1st...No April Foolin'!

PLUS!  Everyone who orders will receive one of my Lucky Charms!


Thank you for choosing to shop with me for your paper crafting and cardmaking supplies.  

I appreciate you!

Happy Crafting!--Lisa

Simple Fun Fold Card Using More of Your Patterned Paper


On this week's live, I have another for simple cardmaking project with an easy fun fold and another way to use your patterned paper.
Join us LIVE on Thursday, March 30th, for another of my simple stamping videos with ideas you can use.
Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Set your reminder and join us!

Easy Easter Treat or Gift Bag

Easter-bunny-treat-bag-1Today's project is an easy Easter Treat or Gift Bag using Designer Series Paper.

One of my goals is to provide instructions for ideas to use your patterned paper.  Last week, we made a simple card design that proved to be very popular. If you haven't tried it,  get the details HERE and give it a go!

With Easter being just a couple of weeks away, this little bag will come in handy for you.  It's small enough to tuck in a basket and large enough to hold a little gift.

Whether you make these for your own children's or grandchildren's Easter baskets or to share with neighbors and friends, creating your own bags adds a personal touch that can't be matched.

One of the benefits of making your own treat or gift bags is the ability to customize them to your liking. You can choose the colors and patterns, and embellish the bags to suit your personal style and to surprise and delight your little ones.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to so you can gather your supplies and get started!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for the project in the video...

Product List

Making these little bags using a 1/2 sheet of 12 x 12 paper is a great way to make use of your patterned paper.   You can even partially assemble these ahead of time and store flat in a drawer or box.


But perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the joy that comes from giving something handmade with love. It shows your children or grandchildren that you care enough to take the time and effort to create something special just for them. And as you see the smiles on their faces, you'll know that your handmade treat or gift bag is a blessing for them and for you!

Now that you've watched this video and are ready to make some of these little bags, visit the Online Store designer paper section and order some beautiful patterned paper today!

Simple Easter Card with Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain

Easter-Card-playing-in-the-rain-simpleThis simple Easter card is made with Rain Or Shine Specialty 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [160540].  The design is one shared on a recent LIVE video featuring an easy design focusing on using patterned paper. 

If you have been crafting for a length of time, I am sure you have some in that stash of supplies! {wink} By using our Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, you can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent creating complicated backgrounds or adding extra layers to your projects.

Easter-Card-Playing-in-the-RainStart creating cards using this design as one of your go-to layouts!  You will be making beautiful cards for your family and friends.

Click here to Download the FREE Project Sheet.

After you've made a card with this simple design, comment below who will be receiving it. Happy Crafting!

Simple Card Design Using Your Patterned Paper and Video Tutorial

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-easter-pinkToday's project is in response to two requests that many of you have submitted recently regarding simple card-making designs and the use of your stacks of patterned paper.

In this week's LIVE, this simple card design was created using designer paper from my stash!

Whether you are a beginning card maker or you've been at this hobby for quite a while,  the right paper can make all the difference. And if by some chance you haven't tried Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper yet, then you're missing out!

Here are just a few of the benefits of using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for simple card designs:

  1. High-quality paper - Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is known for its high-quality, thick paper that is perfect for card making.

  2. Coordinating patterns - The Designer Paper collections are designed to coordinate with other Stampin' Up! products, making it easy to create a cohesive and coordinating card design.

  3. Beautiful designs - With a wide range of designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect paper to suit your style and the occasion.

  4. Time-saving - Using Designer Series Paper can save you time by eliminating the need for complicated backgrounds or extra layers. You will discover this with the idea shared in the video today.

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-freesiaLet's take a look at the video tutorial and then read on for the "recipe"!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Stock Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold in half at 4 1/4.  This will be a landscape-style card.
  • Card Stock Layer: 3 1/4 x 4 5/8.
  • Designer Series Paper (patterned paper): 4 strips cut at 3 x 1.
  • Measure your sentiment or image to determine the size you will need.

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-stackOnce I started with this easy design, I couldn't stop!  I had planned to make a stack of Easter cards and these will be beautiful with that Happy Easter sentiment.

Here are the papers and stamp set used for the cards that were assembled in the LIVE video.


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The Hues Of Happiness 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [158822] is on the Stampin' Up! Low Inventory list so if you are wanting this beautiful pack of paper, don't wait!

Simple-handmade-easter-card-1Now that you've read this post and have all the details, create a card using this simple card design with patterned paper and share your photo on our group on Facebook, Ink and Inspirations Stampers.

A Simple Stamping Card Layout Using Your Patterned Paper Stash


I've heard you.
Many of you have asked for simple stamping/cardmaking projects and ways to use up all that designer paper.
Join us LIVE on Thursday, March 23, for the first of my simple stamping videos with ideas you can use.
Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Set your reminder and join us!

Easter Bunny Tent Fold Treat Holder Video Tutorial

Easter-bunny-tent-fold-treatWith Easter less than a month away, you will be seeing some fun projects like this Easter Bunny tent fold treat holder.  I really enjoy making these little projects for our granddaughters and little friends.

The Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set [160272] is precious for these types of projects.  Don't let the unavailability of the Bunny Punch keep you from purchasing the stamp set on its own.  The bunnies are easy enough to fussy cut and are so much fun to color!

Here's the video followed by some details so that you can make one (or, a bunch) of this little treat!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easter-bunny-tent-fold-treat-2Here is the supply list for this project:


It's a huge support when you shop with me and allows me to be able to continue sharing with you!  Thank you for your consideration in shopping with me.

Now that you've read this post, give this Easter Bunny Tent Fold Treat Holder a try and share your photo on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Fun Fold Pocket Card with Stampin' Up! Greatest Journey


Featured on this week's LIVE was the Greatest Journey Photopolymer Stamp Set [160588] and this fun fold pocket card.  Also in this video is an emboss resist technique blending two colors to give a unique and beautiful look.

Take a look at the how-to in the video below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 2 and 6 on the 8 1/2 side.
  • Card stock layers are cut 5 3/8 x 2 3/8 and 5 3/8 x 1 7/8.
  • Designer paper layers are cut 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 and 5 1/4 x 1 3/4.
  • Insert for the pocket is cut 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
  • Card stock in the appropriate size for the main image.


Supplies used for the project in the video:

Now it's your turn to try this pocket card!  Share your finished project on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook and let's inspire each other with our creations!

Fun Fold Pocket Card on Live with Lisa!


It's a fun fold pocket card on our Facebook/YouTube LIVE tomorrow with the Stampin' Up! Greatest Journey Stamp Set.

This is an easy fun fold and you will see how easy it is to blend colors for a beautiful effect on your handmade cards.
LIVE- March 16, 2023: Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Or, YouTube:
Hope to see you for our fun crafting time tomorrow on Facebook or YouTube Live!

A Great Way to Start - Stampin' Up! Kit Collection


Are you new to paper crafting, or simply looking for an easy and affordable way to get creative? If so, you might want to consider trying our all-inclusive paper crafting kits, the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection.

These kits are designed to provide you with everything you need to create a set of handmade cards or a paper crafting project, all in one convenient package. From the paper and embellishments to the adhesive and instructions, these kits have it all.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of using a kit from our Kit Collection:

  1. Convenience: With an all-inclusive kit, you don't have to worry about gathering all the necessary supplies yourself. Everything you need is included, so you can focus on the fun of creating.

  2. Affordability: These all-inclusive kits are affordable and if there is a stamp set and ink spot included, you can save these elements for another project.

  3. Inspiration: Our Stampin' Up! kits come with instructions and illustrations, to inspire and direct you through the process. Plus, you can always add your own personal touches or change things up a bit to make the project truly unique.

  4. Accessibility: All-inclusive kits are a great way to introduce all ages and abilities to the joys of paper crafting. With all the supplies they need at their fingertips, they can create something beautiful and feel proud of their accomplishment.

  5. Variety: Our Kit Collection paper crafting kits come in a variety of themes and styles, from seasonal cards to home decor projects. You can choose a kit that suits your interests and style, or try something new and different.

You can see all of the available kits in the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection HERE.  Order a few for your friends and have a fun gathering and enjoy some snacks and fellowship.



Our Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits are an excellent way to get started with paper crafting or to explore new techniques and styles. They're convenient, affordable, and packed with inspiration, making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity. So why not give these a try and see where your paper crafting journey takes you?

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class to Go---Last Chance!

Class to Go

TODAY is the last day to make a qualifying order to receive a class packet for the two Easter Bunny projects!

  • Place a minimum order of $35 before shipping and tax and receive the class packet.
  • Must use Host Code: 69D4P2QG.
  • March Madness Bonus: Receive a Lucky Shamrock Charm with your order.
  • Order must be placed by the end of the day TODAY, March 13, 2022.

To complete these projects, you will need basic tools, adhesives, ink, and stamps.


Here's another card made with the Easter Bunny stamp set.


The Picture This Dies [155559] are fun to use with little faces!


Shop now to get the cute project pack for these two projects and be sure to stay tuned Facebook, YouTube, and here on the blog for more Easter projects!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class to Go


Today I wanted to share the projects made in yesterday's LIVE for the Easter Bunny Class to Go. 

Here's a quick and clean video of the project assembly!

Want to get the class packets for this project for FREE for the Easter Bunny Class? 

  • Place a qualifying order and receive a class packet to make both projects.
  • Host Code must be used to receive the class packet.
  • Host Code: 69D4P2QG
  • Dates: March 9th – 13th, 2023

    1. Place a MINIMUM $35 Order and receive the class packet for the Easter Bunny Class
    2. March Madness Bonus: Receive a Lucky Shamrock Charm as a gift from me with your qualifying order. (Minimum $35 purchase)
    3. Minimums are the total before tax and shipping.


Easter-Bunny-Box Lucky-shamrock-charmGet your Lucky Shamrock Charm along with your class packet!

Lisa's Inklings for Slim Tent Card:

  • Back Base: 2 3/4 x5 1/2.
  • Folded Card Base: 2 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White and two prints of DSP: 2 x 5 1/4
  • Die cut or label for the main image

Products for Slim Tent Card:

Lisa's Inklings for Basket:

  • Card stock for box: 6 1/2 x 7 1/4.
  • Score 6 1/2  side at 1 1/4 and 5 1/4.
  • Score 7 1/4 side at 3 and 4 1/4.
  • Handle: 1 x 6
  • DSP: (2) 3 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White and coordinating card stock scrap for die-cut or punched circles.

Products for Easter Bunny Basket:

Place your qualifying order by the end of the day on Monday, March 13, 2023 to get this Easter Bunny Class Packet and Lucky Shamrock Charm!