Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Berry Blessings

4-days-leftAfter today, there are only 4 MORE DAYS of this special sales event, Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and today's card features one of the most popular items that you can earn for FREE, the Berry Blessings Bundle (English) [157613]!

This berry-themed stamp and beautiful coordinating designer paper coordinate with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle [156214] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog!

With a $100 product purchase, you can earn the Berry Blessings Bundle (English) [157613] for FREE!  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to stock up on some of your basics:

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]

And, if you haven't yet discovered the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine...take a look!

Or, get a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and earn the Berry Blessings Bundle with a 6-month subscription!

Berry-blessings-brithday-card-stampin-upThis berry theme is great for many occasions but it's especially fun on this birthday card above.

Take a look at the quick video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:
Cut Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133675] to 4-1/4 x 11 for the base and to 2-1/2 x 4 to die cut.
Cut the Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] to 2-1/2 x 4 to die-cut and you will need another scrap piece for stamping and fussy cutting.
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146990] scrap piece for a backing for the sentiment.
Designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4.


Stampin-up-berry-blessings-birthday-cardHere is the list of supplies for today's project:

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Here's hoping you've been inspired to create a berry special card for someone using the Berry Blessings Bundle.  This and other Sale-A-Bration choices will NOT be available after February 28th! you for watching today's video and I will see you again in the next post! Until then, take care and let your light shine!

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Simple Cardmaking with Stampin' Up! Memories and More


Here's a simple cardmaking idea using the Stampin' Up! Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack [154302].  From this set of cards, you can choose a focal point with an image or one with an image and a sentiment as seen on this card. 

These card kits are great for simple cardmaking and also pocket scrapbooking!

Here is the list of supplies...

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Memories and More cards are great for simple cardmaking and memory keeping.  See all of the card kits HERE in the Online Store!


Did you know there were just 6 more days of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration? That's just a few days left for you to earn some of the fun Sale-A-Bration projects for FREE! Don't miss out!

2021_SAB_P08Thank you  for checking in today!  Until next time, take care and let your light shine!--Lisa

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Bridge Fold Card with Stampin' Up! Berry Blessings- Facebook Live Recording

Berry-blessings-saleabration-stampin-upToday's project is a bridge fold card made with the Stampin'Up! Sale-A-Bration Berry Blessings Bundle.  This stamp set and designer paper combo is available as a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice!  That means you can only earn it FREE with a qualifying order.

This bridge fold is easy but such a wow!  It's great to show off beautiful designer paper or stamped images.  Here's the recording of the Craft & Chat session on Facebook.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pacific Point Cardstock [111350 ]base is cut 8 x 4-1/4 and another piece cut 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 for the bridge.
  • Score the large piece at 1-1/4, 2-1/2, 5-1/2, 6-3/4.
  • Designer Series Paper: 1 piece at  2-7/8 x 4-1/8, 2 pieces at 1-1/8 x 4-1/8, and another 2 coordinating pieces at 1-1/8 x 4-1/8. Cut another of this coordinating pattern to 1-1/8 x 5-3/8.
  • Choose two layering labels dies for your main image.  On this project, Hippo & Friends Dies [153585].


Here are the supplies used for this bridge fold card.  You can simply click the links to be taken to the online store!  I appreciate your support of my small business!

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Try your hand at this bridge fold card!  Get won't be able to make just one!

Stampin-up-berry-blessings-cardSee you again in the next post!  Until then, take care and let your light shine! --Lisa

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Mardi Gras Treat Box with Stampin' Up! Circle Celebrations

Mardi-gras-treatHappy Mardi Gras!  We are experiencing some near record low temperatures today as is most of the USA.  With that being said, our electrical power situation is uncertain so this post will be quick as well as the video.  If you have questions about the project, please let me know.  The measurements are listed below the video.

Since many of us are homebound due to icy roads, I wanted to share an easy project that can be used with a little Ghiradelli chocolate square for any occasion. The Mardi Gras colors are used on this project: purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power. 

Here's the super quick video!

Lisa's Inklings:

Mardi-gras-stampin-up-circle-celebrationsThis is an easy little treat box and you can make it anytime!  See some of our Mardi Gras family fun from yesterday HERE.

Can you believe we are almost to end of February?  That means we are almost to the end of Sale-A-Bration! 

Sale-A-Bration Celebration



Earn your spot at my Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION Virtual Event in March! Take part in a special online Facebook event with project kits and door prizes. 

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event! This is my special thank you for your loyalty and support of my business.

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket: 

  • Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join our community of stampers … $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product PLUS receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit!  That’s 5, 6 x 6 packs of Designer Paper.
    Get your Starter Kit HERE!
  • Purchase at least $200.00 total in product from me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 5- February 28, 2021) through my Online Store. 

If you prefer you may call me (409-719-2853) and I will place your order or email your orders to


This online Facebook event will held in late March. Date and Time to be announced! 

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes, video tutorials, and will be eligible for door prizes.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853. 

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Mardi Gras Cancelled?

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For all intents and purposes, Mardi Gras celebrations here in the South have been cancelled but tomorrow still is Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent on the Christian calendar.


In the past, there have been some projects that I've created for decor and our celebrations.  The banner above hung on our front door for Mardi Gras season for years.  The wind and weather finally got the best of it!

Below is a Mardi Gras card from the past...


Here is a treat that is sometimes a "Throw" along with beads and toys at a Mardi Gras parade...Moon Pie!

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And, while it may be freezing/icy outside, our carnival spirit is kicking it here in Southeast Texas!



mardi-gras-king-cakeI hope you are staying warm and doing well.  If we don't lose power, I hope to be back tomorrow with another project for you!  Until then, take care and shine on!---Lisa

Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Card and 3D Project

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Today's projects feature the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle from Stampin' Up!

These two were created during our Craft and Chat with Lisa on Facebook this morning.  These images and dies are a fun way to spread birthday cheer to all your friends!

Fun-fold-card-hey-birthday-chickThe card above is an easy fun fold.  There is a panel on the back side for your greeting or sentiment.

Hey-brithday-chick-stampin-up-cardThe second project was an easy triangle treat fold.  Ghirardelli chocolates fit nicely inside.

Triangle-treat-wrap-party-favorHere are the supplies used to make these projects:

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Lisa's Inklings:

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Aren't these chicks the cutest?  Just think of all the cute cards and projects that you can make with these?

Have fun crafting and until next time, take care and let your light shine! ---Lisa

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Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central


Chat & Craft Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You will see two projects made with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English) [158631] that was just introduced this month from Stampin' Up!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 10:00 AM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you later today!  Join us!

New to Cardmaking? Kits by Mail from Stampin' Up!

BANNER2_410X260_BOUQUET_HOPE_NAIf you are new to cardmaking or interested in giving it a try, may I suggest the Stampin' Up! paper crafting kit by mail, Paper Pumpkin.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage crafters to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in paper crafting.

 Paper Pumpkin includes an awesome collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our Stampin' Up! products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind will inspire you to continue crafting.

So, what’s in store for this month’s kit?

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.

The February Kit: Bouquet of Hope


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

There are only two more days to sign up to receive this month's kit.  Subscribe today and start receiving your all inclusive kit soon!

Subscribe today!
Thank you for checking in today and until next time, take care and let your light shine!--Lisa

{Video} Make A Card For Any Occasion

Art-gallery-any-occasionNeed to make a card for any occasion?  Here's an idea using the Art Gallery Bundle from Stampin' Up!  My plan is to make a stack of these to keep on hand to add the inside sentiment as needed.

This Fine Art Floral Dsp makes such a beautiful background that you hardly need any other elements for this card front.  You can take a look at all the different patterns HERE.

Here's the how-to video tutorial...let's take a look!


Lisa's Inklings:

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


With the decorative stamping done, all I will need is to choose a sentiment from this stamp set and stamp it in the white space. Gotta love that!

Here is the list of supplies used on this project:


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Here's hoping you are inspired to create a card like this one for any occasion!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care and let your light shine!---Lisa

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{Flash} Super Bowl Sunday Thank You Gift!

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Happy Sunday, Friends!
Any football fans out there?  It's a big day especially if you love to watch the Super Bowl for commercials! (I do!).  
Let's have some fun with a Super Bowl Thank You Gift!  
---If the Kansas City Chiefs win, I will send you a pack of Champagne Rhinestone Jewels!
---If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win, I will send you a pack of Matte Black Dots!
Plus, you will also be able to choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Gift before you check out!  It's a WIN-WIN no matter which team wins!

Friends Are Like Seashells Card


If you are dreaming of beach days then the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle [156205] will transport you to the seashore with its beautiful stamped images and dies.  Re-create this card with the "recipe" below!


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  1. Cut card base 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4”.
  2. Cut Oh So Ombre 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [155225]  at 4” x 5 1/4” glue to card base.
  3. Cut Bermuda Bay card stock at 3 3/4” x 4” then lay it on the Stamparatus [146276] and add magnets to hold down card stock. 
  4. Arrange your seashell stamps on the card stock then picked them up with the Stamparatus.
  5. Ink the stamps with the Versamark Pad [102283] and then stamp. 
  6. Pour your gold embossing powder over the stamped images, then heat with heat gun.
  7. Then wrap the gold twine around four times tapping down to back, then cut a small piece to wrap around the four strands and tie a bow. Add some glue dots to help secure it, then add Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]to this piece and center on front of card base on the dsp.
  8. Take the ombre dsp stamp the larger shell in the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] then cut out and pop up with Dimensionals on top of the twine.
  9. Stamp the "for you" sentiment on a piece of that ombré dsp and use the star die cut cut out, then glue down to top of the large shell.
  10. Now stamp the star on the ombré dsp and cut out with the coordinating die and add it to the edge of the other star.
  11. Take the ombré Bermuda bay piece of dsp then stamp the sand dollar and cut out with coordinating die and glue behind the stars a little. 
  12. Add your three pastel pearls one to the center of your bow.

Now that you've read all the details, shop now for the supplies you need and create this beautiful seashell card for someone special!  Thank you for checking in today and I'll see you again soon. Until then, take care and let your light shine!---Lisa

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Check Out These Stampin' Up! Chicks!

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What’s better than one fantastic bundle? Two fantastic (coordinating) bundles!

The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies. These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the 'punny" cards you make to all your friends. These are available through June 30, 2021.

01-21_bundle_hey_birthday_chick_enIntroducing the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle! Item #158631

01-21_bundle_hey_chick_enHere's the Hey Chick Bundle, Item #158627

And, if you still have the Hey Chick stamp set, you can purchase the dies on their own. Item #158199

01-21_hey_chick_diesThese bundles are going to be so much fun! Here are a few ideas!

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Thank you for stopping by today now order your "chicks" today!  Take care and shine on!---Lisa

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Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Art Gallery

Stampin-up-birthday-card-art-gallery-pool-partyThe Stampin' Up! Art Gallery Bundle [156227] and coordinating designer  and specialty papers make special cards for birthdays and other occasions.

You just may find your self reaching for these supplies over and over me!  I've found that this coordination of products makes the design of cards easy with beautiful results.

If you'd like to create one for someone you know (or, just one to have in your card stash for when you need it), here's the how-to video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:


Here's a view of the inside of the card. Using the "stamp off" technique (ink the stamp, stamp off on scratch paper then stamp on your card stock), you will be able to write your message over the stamped image.  To make it even more faint, you may "stamp off" twice.

Here are the supplies used on this birthday card...

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Here's hoping you've been inspired by today's cardmaking project and video. Thank you for visiting today and I'll see you again soon!
Until then, take care and let your light shine!--Lisa

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Paper Crafts for Kids- Lyla's Valentines


Give kids paper and glue and they are ready to be creative so paper crafts really come naturally to them.  This week, Lyla worked with me on her Valentines and wanted to do most of the work herself.

In the first picture (above), you can see her using the Paper Trimmer [152392] to slip in her cut card stock to score for the card fold.


I helped her line up the edge on the 3" mark and then she scored all of the the cards with the light gray scoring blade.


She was using the Bone Folder [102300] like a pro giving each card a good crease.  There is a mini video of  this in action on my Facebook page.


In this photo, she's adding our Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] to a piece of the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper [154577]...a pattern that she chose.

Lyla-5Here she is applying the designer paper to the card front.  She was sure to turn the paper so that the snails would be right side up. :)

Lyla-7The liquid glue would allow her to slide the paper around to center it on the card front.


We chose a heart stamp and "just for you" sentiment from Kangaroo & Company Photopolymer Stamp Set [154502].  She colored the stamps with a marker from the Regals Stampin' Write Markers [147155].  We found a punch that would work to cut out the images.

Lyla-9She glued each of the punched circles to the card fronts.  The Valentines are ready except for her to sign her name on the inside of each card.  These 3 x 3 cards are the perfect size for Valentines.  You can even tape or glue a little treat to the inside or the back of each card.

Now that you've read this post, I hope you are inspired to create and craft with the little ones in your life.  Have fun and happy crafting!

Take care...Lisa

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Make A Thank You Card with Stampin' Up! Heal Your Heart


Today's cardmaking project and video tutorial features a thank you card made with the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2021 stamp set, Heal Your Heart. Earn it for FREE with a qualifying purchase!

The sentiments in this set are in a beautiful font and there are some that are just right for the inside of your cards.

Isn't a black and white color palette always striking?  The inspiration for this color scheme for this card is from the dsp.  The floral image is also cut from this designer paper.

Here's the video that I recorded one evening.  You'll notice that I was having some adhesive issues and decided not to edit these out of the video.  It was a bit of humor that I thought you would appreciate!  Here it is...


Lisa's Inklings:

In the video, you saw how the inside of the card was stamped with a sentiment.  Here is another idea for finishing the inside...


You can also jazz up the outside of your envelopes with designer paper on the flap. See this easy technique here.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this card:

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The Heal Your Heart stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices that you can earn for FREE with your $50 product purchase in my Online Store.  Get yours today!  Thank you for visiting and we will see you again soon! Take care...Lisa


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration continues through February 28th!

You will earn a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 choice with each $50 in product purchase and a Level 2 item with a $100 product purchase.  Sale-A-Bration ends February 28, 2021!

If you did not receive a new Mini Catalog, you can view the online version HERE. 
The Sale-A-Bration brochure can be viewed HERE.
If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me at