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New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Designer Paper and Ribbon Share!

Try a sampling of the designer papers and ribbons/twines from the new Stampin' Up! January - June 2020 Mini Catalog!


For only $33.00 (includes shipping), you will receive 84 total, 6" x 6" sheets of these designer papers!

  • From My Heart (Specialty Designer Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Parisian Blossoms (Specialty Designer Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Birthday Bonanza – 12 sheets
  • Peaceful Poppies – 12 sheets
  • Tropical Oasis – 12 sheets
  • Country Club – 12 sheets
  • Best Dressed – 12 sheets

Ribbon-share-miniFor only $20 (includes shipping), you will receive 20 yards totals of these new ribbons from the Mini Catalog!

  • Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim – 2 1/2 yards
  • Country Club Twine Combo Pack – 1 1/4 yards of each color / 5 yards total
  • Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon - 2 1/2 yds

Here's How to Reserve the New Mini Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
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  • Email that you use for PayPal
  • Please put Mini Catalog Paper Share and/or Ribbon Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the request for payment through PayPal.


  • $33 (includes shipping) for 84, 6" x 6" sheets for Designer Series Paper Share.
  • $20 (includes shipping) for 20 yards total of Ribbon and Twine for the Ribbon Share.
  • Purchase both Designer Paper Share and Ribbon Share for $48 (including shipping) and receive a FREE gift from me!
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • U.S. Addresses Only

Can't wait to share these wonderful new products with you! Sign up today for this paper and ribbon me now!

Easy Christmas Craft for Kids

Candy-cane-craft-for-kidsKnowing you are as busy or busier as we are in the days leading up to Christmas, here's a fun and easy craft idea that you can do with your little ones that will take a few minutes and yet bring lots of joy!

Most kids love candy canes!  Here's a candy cane reindeer made with some Stampin' Up! products.  Watch the video then get started!


Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project...

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You will also need some card stock to punch the antlers.  Choose a green as shown here or use a neutral color.  Make it fun!

Time to get back to Christmas preparations!  Our daughter and I are going to the grocery store and I am sure there will be lots of hustle and bustle!  I have another project idea to share so be sure to visit daily so you won't miss it!  And, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channnel, be sure to do that now!

Enjoy the journey!...Lisa

Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder from a Bag!


Finding a few minutes to share another Christmas project idea that may just come in handy in this last few days before Christmas...a gift card holder made from one of our Stampin' Up! treat bags!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial. It's a fun idea and really easy to make...

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Cherry Cobbler CS 3-1/2" x 4".  May need to adjust the 3-1/2" measurement depending on how much you trim your bag.
  • Whisper White strip is cut 1/2" x 3-1/2".
  • Designer paper is cut 3" x 4-3/4".


If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

Thanks for tuning in today and be sure to keep checking in for more paper crafting project ideas to make your holiday the merriest Christmas ever!

Christmas Crackers?

For today's post, we have a video tutorial on how to make Christmas Crackers...not the edible kind!

Christmas-cracker-snowmanThese are fun little projects that you can put together to hold treats or small gifts.  In the video, you will see the how-to for this larger size pictured above and a smaller size, as well, so be sure to watch through the end.

You probably have the supplies on hand to make these in time for this Christmas.  Below are the details for each size of Christmas cracker.

Larger size:

  • Cut DSP to 8-3/4" x 9".
  • Score with the shorter side at the top every 1-3/4": 1-3/4", 3-1/2", 5-1/4", and 7".

Smaller size:

  • Cut DSP to 4-1/2" x 6".
  • Score with the 6" side at the tip at 1" and 5".
  • Turn and score with the 4-1/2" side at the top at every 1": 1", 2", 3", and 4".

Here are the supplies used for the projects.  Papers and inks are specifically for the larger project.  At the bottom of the list is the 1/2" circle punch for the smaller "cracker".

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Christmas-cracker-santaYou can make these ahead of time and store them "flat" until you are ready to insert the gifts are treats. 

Christmas-cracker-storage We are just about a week away from Christmas but I still have a few ideas up my sleeve to share with you.  Be sure to check back!  I hope to be posting some fun between last minute baking, wrapping, and lots of merriment!   But for now, you need to try your hand at these Christmas crackers!

A Family Favorite Party Dish for Christmas


Today's share is a different type of post with one of our family's favorite appetizer/party foods and the recipe! I have shared this recipe before but it is worth repeating in case you missed it!  There is not a holiday family gathering without this Cream Cheese Ball on the table.  It is yummy and easy to make!

A dear friend of mine, who passed away a few years ago, shared this recipe with me and I cannot make it without thinking of her. All I had to do was make it once and it was an instant hit! And, woe to me if I forget to bring it to the party!


Does your family have favorite dishes that you enjoy for the holidays?  This is just one of our must-haves for EVERY Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Another is a Corn Casserole that is DELICIOUS!  I'll hope to be able to share that with you soon.

Below is the link to the recipe that you may save or print for your file.  Enjoy and please let me know if you try it!

--->Lisa's Cream Cheese Ball for the Holidays

Go For It!


Look who's holding the biggest trophy.  Hair a little longer, suit a little shorter. 

These ladies are all beauties but the one who gained the prize was the gal who dared to be different. 

The one who woke up that morning and said, "I'm going for it!"
A woman who made someone sit up and take notice.

This woman is in each of us.

Show her to the world.

I did when I joined a team of paper crafters who reaches out and shares with others...
Even though my choice was questioned... Even when no one took me seriously.

No one's questioning now. 

Join our Stars team of demonstrators!
Stampin' Up!...go for it!

Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils

Perfectly Plaid Essential Oil BoxToday's project is a Christmas Gift Box for Essential Oils is coming to you very late!  I am with my daughter's family in Fort Worth and having some fun times with the grands! 

This is a remake of a fall themed box that you can see here. This design is easy and fun to make for small gifts or treats.  The Perfectly Plaid Bundle and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper make this version festive!

Here's the video tutorial for your viewing pleasure!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cherry Cobbler  card stock is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • Score at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the 8-1/2" side. 
  • Turn and score at 2" for the box bottom.
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP: Cut 4 pieces - 3-1/4" x 1-1/4" and a contrasting strip at 1/2" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

Here are the supplies for today's project, and if you are seeing this before 11:59 pm MT on December 11th, you can still get FREE Shipping on orders of $50 or more!

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Be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the this Christmas gift box idea! 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Host Gift Idea


In this post, we have another host gift idea for Christmas using the Let It Ride stamp set from Stampin' Up!  

This is a fun way to turn a seasonal towel for kitchen or bath into a gift for a host, neighbor, or friend.  Here's a video tutorial with the process.  Enjoy!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" for back panel and 4-.14" x 5-1/2" to die cut.
  • Wrapped In Plaid DSP is cut 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".
  • Shimmery White Card Stock is cut 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" for stamping and die cutting.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this project:

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These little trucks are so trendy this season and this stamp set is versatile and fun!  Be sure to grab it tomorrow and take advantage of FREE Shipping from Stampin' Up! (December 11th) on orders of $50 or more before tax.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, WWYXP99T, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

FREE SHIPPING from Stampin' Up! on Wednesday, December 11th!

12.11.19_SHAREABLE_GIF_FREESHIPPING_NA-USWoo Hoo!  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on Wednesday, December 11th for 24 hours only!

Place an order of at least $50 or more before tax to qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met ($50 before tax).
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that the order amount must still meet the qualifying threshold ($50) to be eligible for free shipping.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout and preorder items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 usd) + tax. Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.

Easiest way to place your order? 

  • Place it on December 11th within the 24 hour period.  (12:01 am Mountain Time- 11:59 pm Mountain Time.)...
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Make your list now so that you can take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING from Stampin' Up! on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.


A Favorite from Christmas Past


Let's visit a project from Christmas Past that's  is one of my favorites. This triangle Santa box is not only adorable but easy to make!  It can be used as an ornament but also holds treats!

Some of the products used for this cute project are retired but I bet you can come up with alternatives.  Here are some ideas...

You can make this fun Santa Triangle Box is lots of different ways so I hope you will try making some!

Now, be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

Thanks for checking in for the refresh on the Santa Triangle Box...have a great weekend!

Christmas Craft for Santa's Cookies

Cookies-for santaHere's an idea to involve your "littles" in preparation for Santa's visit! 

How about leaving Santa's cookies in a personalized bag? The little ones can color the Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle and you can do the rest! I think it's a fun alternative for cookies on a plate!

Let's take a look at the how-to video!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of Poppy Parade CS cut at 6" x 6".
  • Score at 1-1/2" on three side of three sides of each piece.
  • The designer paper is cut just for the front at 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need a piece of Shimmery White CS cut at 4" x 5" to stamp Santa.
  • Cut the "Santa" letters from scrap Sparkle Glimmer paper.

Here are the supplies for the Santa Cookie Box:

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Have the little ones color the Santa before adhering to the box.  Use Watercolor Pencils or crayons for the coloring.  Maybe this will start a tradition with your children and grandchildren.  Let me know if you try this...I will be waiting to hear from you!


O Holy Night Christmas Card


Today's project is a sweet Christmas card featuring the So Many Stars bundle.  The sentiment and the font are so pretty!

The designer paper is no longer available but you could create your own background with stamps and Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Let's take a look at the quick video.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is Night of Navy 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". 
  • Cut another Night of Navy piece instead of designer paper at 4" x 5-1/4".  You can stamp, emboss, or texture this piece.
  • You will need another piece of Night of Navy cut at 4" x 4" to die cut for the sentiment.
  • Die cut a star from a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper approx. 4" x 4".

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

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O-holy-night-christmas-cardLove the sentiments and stamps that contain lyrics from songs and carols.  This one is especially beautiful!  Be sure to visit the online store to see this beautiful bundle.

Make A Box for A Christmas Candle


You can really dress up a simple gift with your paper crafting and rubber stamping supplies and this Christmas candle box is no exception! This time of year, it's so easy to find some seasonal candles that are good for gift giving. 

Let's take a look at the video so that you can create a cute box like this, too!  And, if candles aren't your style, you can fit wrapped candies or any small gift into this size box.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the box, Shaded Spruce card stock should be 8" x 10-1/2".
  • Score on the long side at 2", 5", 7" and 10".
  • Score on the short side at 1/2", 2-1/2", 5-1/2", and 7-1/2".
  • You will also need a scrap of Shaded Spruce for punching.
  • Cherry Cobbler- 3" x 3" for punching.
  • Whisper White- 3" x 3" for punching.
  • Sparkle Glimmer paper- scrap for punching.
  • Designer paper- 2-3/4" x 2-3/4", 3 pieces cut 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" and 1 piece cut 3/4" x 3".

Diy-gift-box-christmasHere are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used to create this project. Just click the links to shop! I appreciate your support and your business!

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Get ready for the holiday season with gift packaging such as this Christmas candle box.  Then, be sure to visit my YouTube channel for more 3D packaging ideas!