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Stampin' Up! Making A Difference- Covid-19 Giveback

Stampin' Up! Covid-19 Giveback

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of the Making a Difference program Stampin' Up! is  offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin' Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set file (a file which you will download to your computer to print) that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!


Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF file HERE and start today making cards to send your family, friends, and frontline responders.



In Colors Are Going, Going...


The 2018-2020 Stampin' Up! In Colors will be gone soon so now is the time to stock up on your favorites!

At this time, there is at least one of the In Color items that has sold out!  Be sure to visit the Online Store NOW for the best chance to get these beautifully colored projects!

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See any of your favorites here?  Now is the time to click on these links to get your supply of these beautiful bold colors now while still available---Shop Now!

2018-2020 In Colors will soon be gone!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card with Bonanza Buddies

IMG_2322 2The Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] is another product that is on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up!  It is a precious combo for birthdays and there is also a coordinating DSP, the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper [151313].

The combinations of the bright colors, Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146989] and Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [131197], with a pop of Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045] make this card as fun to make as it is to give!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that you will need for the card project as seen in this video.  Some of these items are retiring and on the Last Chance List and only available while supplies last.  Just click the links to shop!  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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You can see some other cute projects made with the Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] HERE.

Take a look at this great bundle and other super products from Stampin' Up! NOW while still available!

One of My All Time Stampin' Up! Favorites and a Fancy Fold Card!


One of my all time favorite stamp sets and coordinating dies is on the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Last Chance List.
The Hold On To Hope Cling-Mount Stamp Set [151243] and Cross Of Hope Dies [145654] are two of the most used items in my craft room. These are use quite a bit for our church card ministry. Versatile and beautiful...there are many possibilities with this special combo.
Those Cross Of Hope Dies are discounted right now WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and priced at $10.80. That is an amazing deal!
If you missed the LIVE video with the Double Z Fold and the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set ,
here is the link...
This particular card will be going to our pastor just to let him know how much we appreciate and miss him.
Here are the details for this card:
  • Card base is 4-1/4 x 11 and scored ant 2-3/4 and 5-1/2.
  • The strip for the double z is cut 2-3/4 x 10 and scored at 4-3/4 and 7-1/2.
  • Whisper White pieces are cut 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 and 4 x 5-1/4. If you want the rectangle for the verse, you can die cut a piece that is 2 x 3 or just use a 2 x 3 piece of card stock.
  • The designer paper is cut pieces are cut at 2-1/2 x 4 and 2-1/2 x 4-1/2.
Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products used for this card. The items from the Last Chance List are available While Supplies Last and may or may not be available.
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If you do not have this Hold On To Hope Cling-Mount Stamp Set [151243] and the Cross Of Hope Dies [145654], please take advantage of this time and the fabulous special and treat yourself while these are still available! You will really enjoy this Stampin’ Up! favorite of mine!

Last Chance List from Stampin' Up!


Select products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and 2019–2020 Annual Catalog are retiring, and this is the last chance for you to stock up!  Some items are even discounted!

Blends-not-retiringBefore I post the link to the lists, I want to emphasize that Stampin' Blends are not retiring.  The packaging and item numbers are being reconfigured so the blends as packaged now are on their way out. The only blends that are retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color Stampin' Blends.

All items but stamp sets are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd.

Here are the links to the lists for the retiring lists:

Main (Annual) Catalog Retiring List

Mini Catalog Retiring List

You can see the retiring items that are still available in the Online Store.

Shop the Last Chance items from Stampin' Up! now!  Most items are just available while supplies last!

Happy Earth Day with Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature

Earth-day-rooted-in-nature-stampin-upLet's celebrate Earth Day with a cardmaking project and video tutorial with the Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set [148217]

This is a beautiful "earthy" stamp set with coordinating Nature's Roots Dies [146341].  This is one you NEED in your crafting supply collection.

Three of these cards came off my crafting desk and one has already been delivered.  It's a classy look and suitable for anyone on your list. 

Let's take look at the video for the how-to in today's video tutorial. 

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of supplies used for today's project.  It would be an honor to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

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  • Place in order of $35 or more before shipping and tax in my Online Store with Host Code BQVUMX7F and 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! for any product that is current and I will still send your gift!
  • Join my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team for $99! Read more about it HERE.
  • Earn a FREE stamp set with Ink and Inspirations Customer Loyalty Rewards.

Thanks for stopping by for my Earth Day Rooted In Nature [148217] card and video tutorial and I will be back again real soon!

A Little About Lists


Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

Are you on my list? If not, please sign up today!

Here are the facts:

  1. Sign up for Ink and Inspirations Mailing List and receive a FREE gift immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gift?  How about an exclusive card class?
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our weekly email with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips.
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Don't delay! 
Click the link below to sign up!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now!

Cardmaking 101 Video: Dress Up Those Envelopes's an easy idea for making your envelopes fancy and also coordinate with your handmade cards.

In this Card Making 101 video tutorial, you will see how you can simply decorate your envelopes!

You can click on these links to find the Whisper White Medium Envelopes [107301]and the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes [107300].

See all of our designer papers HERE.

For this size envelope, cut your designer paper to 2-1/2" x 6".

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code BQVUMX7F to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $35 or more!  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!

Now it's time to use some of that beautiful designer papers to dress up your envelopes and send that wow presentation through the mail!

Ornate Thanks Card

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Here's another beautiful card share from our Tutorial Medley Group using the beautiful Ornate Garden Suite Collection  [154153].

I am honored to be part of  this talented group of demonstrators.  When you purchase the Ornate Garden Suite Collection  [154153] from me this month, you will receive a PDF of 10 project ideas by the Tutorial Medley using this beautiful collection.

Get yours HERE---> Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] and you will receive the link to your PDF with 10 card ideas within 24 hours via email!

Thanks for checking in today!  Here's your PDF with instructions for today's Ornate Thanks Card!

CASE in Point: Stampin' Up! Botanical Prints Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-botanical-prints-card-videoToday's cardmaking project is a CASE using the Botanical Prints Medley from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

CASE is the acronym for Copy And Share Everything.  Our catalogs provide beautiful samples and what a great place to look for inspiration!

This product medley is a group if coordinating products that you purchase all together.  How simple is that?!

The Botanical Prints product medley includes this exclusive products:

Botanical Prints Cling Stamp Set—6 stamps; suggested clear blocks: c, d
* 48 sheets of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 4 sheets of die-cut accents: 2 each of 2 designs
* 4 sheets 3-11/16" x 5"  laser-cut overlays: 2 each of 2 designs
* Old Olive 1/4" Twill Ribbon, 10 yards
* 12 copper-colored metal bee embellishments, 1/2" each
* 7-piece Botanical Prints Dies (use with a die-cutting & embossing machine)

Let's take a look at assembly for today's card using these products.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White Cardstock [100730] is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for the card base.  You will also need a piece for stamping and die cutting.
  • Background print is cut 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".
  • Black and white print is cut 2-1/4" x 4-1/2".
  • Striped strip is cut 1/2" x 4".
  • You will need some Old Olive Cardstock [100702] to die cut the leaves.

Stampin-up-botanical-prints-catalog-case-cardHere is the list of supplies that were used in the video.  Thank you for support of my small business!

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If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  There are several ways you can shop with me.

  • Click the picture links above to go to the online store.
  • Click HERE to go directly to my Stampin' Up! online store.
  • E-mail me with your order and I will contact you for your payment information.
  • Call or text me at 409-719-2853.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you are on Facebook, go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, LIKE my page, and join us this evening at 6:00 PM Central, 7PM Eastern, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific for my Live broadcast!

Thank You Card and Video Tutorial with Parisian Beauty

Parisian-beauty-thank-you-cardToday's cardmaking project and video tutorial is a thank you card made with the Parisian Beauty Bundle (English) [153778] from Stampin' Up!

The script on the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] provides and simple yet elegant background for the Eiffel Tower image stamped directly overtop in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708].

Be sure to watch the video below for the how-to with an easy ribbon trick...take a look!


Lisa's Inklings:

Thank-you-card-parisian-beautyYou can see two more cards made with the beautiful Parisian Beauty Bundle (English) [153778] here.

Here are the supplies used to create this card.  Simply click the links to shop and thank you so much for the support of my small business!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code BQVUMX7F 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!

Shop now in my Stampin' Up! store and get some great supplies to create some beautiful cards to send in the mail!

More Items Added to Clearance Rack!

ClearanceLots of new items have been added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!

Some of these items will sell out quickly so check it out now!

Here are some of my favorites that are still available...

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper $4.40


Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack $3.60

Every Season Punch Pack $13.80

Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack $4.40

Night Before Christmas Memories and More Cards and Envelopes $4.40

And, there is so much more!

Visit the Online Store now and check out the Clearance Rack with savings of up to 60%!

Make a Gratitude/Blessings Journal

The gratitude/blessings journal was inspired from the need to recognize the blessings of my family during this time of social distancing.  In spite of that we see and hear that can be overwhelming, I believe there is so much for which to be grateful. 

I choose to record memories and experiences that have been blessings.  This journal was created with the need to have a place to record the "good" in the midst of this time of uncertainty.

The video below is a recording a Facebook LIVE broadcast from Saturday, April 11, 2020.  It is lengthy but it is my hope that it will inspire you to make a journal of your own.

General instructions:

Cut designer paper for cover 6" x 10".
Score long side at 1/2", 1-1/2", and 6".
Cut pages for inside to 8" x 5-1/2".

Some of the basic supplies used for this journal:

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Are you ready to give this journal a try?  It is a nifty little handmade book that can be used for so many different things.  Once you get the basic book assembly down, you will be able to make it over and over again.

Be sure to connect with me on your social media platforms and  if you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

Thanks so much for stopping to see this blessings/gratitude journal video...stay safe; stay well!

Fun Fold Easel Card with Ornate Garden Suite

Ornate-garden-fun-fold-watercolorToday's fun fold easel card is the continuation of the project from this post using the beautiful Ornate Style Stamp set.  This is a fun design to have in your file of card ideas.  It's easy to create and the recipient can display it!

The video below will walk you through the steps to complete this easel card. 

Here are the supplies for today's easel fold card...

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Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for the watercolored image.  The first item listed is the entire Ornate Garden Suite featuring two stamp set and die bundles, specialty designer series paper, a ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems.

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Fun-fold-card-ornate-garden-watercolorThanks for tuning in today for this fun fold easel card with the Ornate Garden Suite that you should add to your shopping list!

Watercoloring Technique with Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden


Let's look at a pretty watercoloring technique using the beautiful Ornate Style stamp set.

This means of watercoloring always produces such a beautiful effect.  Talk about adding a wow factor to your handmade cards!

Today's video shows the watercoloring process and tomorrow complete the project with a handmade fun-fold card.

Let's take a look...

Here the Stampin' Up! supplies used for the watercolored image.  The first item listed is the entire Ornate Garden Suite featuring two stamp set and die bundles, specialty designer series paper, a ribbon combo pack, 3D embossing folder, and Gilded Gems.

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I hope you are inspired to create a watercolored piece much like this one.  Just wait until you see it tomorrow on the finished card!

Purchase this Ornate Garden Suite and as a thank you, receive a PDF of 10 different project ideas using this suite AND a thank you gift from me.  You will enjoy making beautiful projects with these new products!
Be sure to use the Host Code BQVUMX7F when ordering online 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!
Tune in tomorrow for the finished project using this watercolored piece featuring the Stampin' Up! Ornate Style stamp set from the Ornate Garden Suite.