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.


Product List

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!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class

PremiereclassLiveTomorrow's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube will feature the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set [160272] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

Easter is one month away and it's not too early to get those cards and treat holders ready! 

In this class, we will make a slim tent Easter Bunny card and an Easter Bunny box with a handle resembling an Easter basket. 


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-slim-tent Easter-Bunny-Box


The Lucky Charm will come with a ribbon so that you can tie it to your scissors, pen, key chain, zipper pull...wherever you'd like to remind you how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful way to express our creativity.

YouTube Premiere Thumbnail(8) Plan to join either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of these projects in the Easter Bunny Class and place your order to get your class packets and Lucky Charm!

Fun Project for Taco Tuesday

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-2Are you a fan of Taco Tuesday? If so, why not use your paper crafting skills to take your home decor and entertaining to the next level?

Today's project is a fun way to add a custom look to your Taco Tuesdays.  With your paper crafting supplies, you can create custom favors and accessories that are perfectly suited to your personal style and taste. Whether you prefer bright and bold colors or more subtle and sophisticated designs, you can use paper crafting to create a personalized look for your Taco Tuesday party.

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-1The utensil pocket above can be created easily with your supplies. Let's take a look at the quick video below so you can get started!

Lisa's Inklings:

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-3By using your paper crafting skills, you can tap into your creativity and imagination, and experiment with different colors, textures, and designs. Whether you're creating these utensils/napkin/treat pouches or crafting taco-shaped place cards, you can let your imagination run wild and create one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight your guests.

Ready to create your own?  Here is the list of supplies that I used for this project.  Notice that the designer paper is a host reward paper collection and can only be earned for free with your order of $150 or more before shipping and tax. But, don't let that stop you!  Pick any 12 x 12 pack of paper with fun designs and get started!

Product List


Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!

Let me know if you re-create this project or if you create any project to decorate for entertaining. I'd love to hear about it!

So, whether you're hosting a small family gathering or a big fiesta with all your friends, consider using your paper crafting skills to create a fun and festive atmosphere for Taco Tuesday and try this fun project.

It's Much More Than Stamps, Ink, and Paper

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As a fellow paper crafter and card maker, I know firsthand how rewarding and fulfilling this hobby can be. But did you know that cardmaking can also have benefits that go beyond just the joy of creating something beautiful?

For many of us, cardmaking is a form of self-expression and creativity that allows us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we create a card for someone, we're not just putting together a pretty design - we're also putting a little piece of ourselves into that card. Whether it's through the choice of colors, the style of the design, or the message we write inside, we're communicating something personal and meaningful to those who receive these creations.

In this way, cardmaking can be a form of therapy and healing. It allows us to express our emotions in a healthy and productive way, and to connect with others on a deeper level. When we give a card to someone, we're not just giving them a physical object - we're also giving them a piece of our heart often referred to as works of our he{art}.

Cardmaking can also be a form of mindfulness. When we sit down to create a card, we're focusing our attention on the task and let go of distractions and worries. We're immersing ourselves in the moment and allowing our creative energy to flow. This process can be so calming and rejuvenating and can help us feel more grounded and centered.

Finally, cardmaking can be a way to connect with our spirituality and faith. Whether we're creating cards for religious holidays or simply incorporating imagery and sentiments that are meaningful to us, cardmaking can be a form of prayer and devotion. As I am creating a card for a specific person, I will begin with a prayer for him or her.  This craft allows us to express our gratitude, love, and reverence in a tangible and meaningful way.

So, as you continue to explore the wonderful world of cardmaking, remember that there are emotional and spiritual benefits to this hobby that go far beyond the stamps, ink, and paper. 

Now that you've read this post, leave a comment below and let me know what cardmaking has done for you or means to you.

Keep creating and sharing your beautiful cards with others, and know that you are also enriching your own life in the process.

Stampin' Up! Irresistible Blooms Makes Truly Irresistible Cards!

Irresistible-blooms-square-card-1The Stampin' Up! Irresistible Blooms Bundle [161150] and coordinating Hello, Irresistible 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [161139] truly live up to the name!  This square-shaped card was created on my Facebook/ YouTube Live this week.

The floral images in this stamp set are perfect for embossing on colored card stock and the emboss-resist technique.  Honestly, I haven't been as excited about a new floral stamp set in a long time!

Along with beautiful images, the beautifully scripted sentiments add a touch of class to handmade cards and the stand-alone dies make beautiful accents.


Here is the recording of the LIVE video with instructions for this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

Irresistible-Blooms-Square-Card-2Once you start creating using these "irresistible" supplies, you will not be able to stop.

Click on the links below to add these to your cart!

***Note: The LOOSE FROSTED DOTS are currently unavailable in North America but you can substitute the Iridescent Pastel Gems [160429].


Thank you for your consideration in shopping with me! When you support my small business by shopping in my Online Store, it allows me to continue to share with you. 

Now it's your turn to make some irresistibly gorgeous handmade cards and share those with us on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Something New!


The new Online Exclusives section of the Online Store provides a great opportunity for new experiences! 

Stampin' Up! is sharing fresh, never-before-seen products (and, some returning favorites!) to spark your creativity and expand your crafting collection all from the convenience of the online store.

Visit the Online Exclusives section in the Online Store today!

Then, plan to visit either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of the new products!

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Beautiful Paper for Beautiful Cards

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-2As a cardmaker, we know how important beautiful patterned paper is when creating.  Beautiful paper makes beautiful cards.

In today's project, beautiful paper is used as the focal point of this card.  With today being the last day of Sale-A-Bration, we won't the opportunity to earn this pack of paper for free after today. Notice how the flowers have been cut directly from the paper. So bold and beautiful!

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-1The Favored Flowers Designer Paper used on this card can be earned for FREE with a $50 product purchase BUT you only have until the end of the day to do so!  Sale-A-Bration ends today!

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-3All of the flowers on this card were fussy cut from this Favored Flowers paper and even used on the inside of the card as seen above.


Place your $50 order now and earn some of this paper for FREE and be entered to win Mystery Host Rewards from me!

Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!  It's a tremendous help to me and my little business.