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April Paper Pumpkin...So Cool!


So, what makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards with matching envelopes. But, even cooler than that: it’s our first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind!

If you have kiddos close at heart, such as children or grandchildren, you will want to take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe now.
This kit offers the perfect way to engage little ones and spark their imagination while introducing them to the fun of paper crafting. 

Take a look!

So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, versatile, and fun taste of summer that stampers of all ages will want to savor. Keep reading to learn more!

About the April Kit- So Cool


  • Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"

Paper Pumpkin is our One-Stop Box™ of creative fun for crafters of all skill levels! Each month, you'll receive a thoughtfully themed, seasonally-appropriate kit with all the pre-cut elements needed to create a fabulous paper project—from unique cards and gift tags to treat boxes and more.

This monthly subscription service offers a unique and carefully curated selection of project kits in a wide range of artistic styles. This will give you a chance to explore new, creative techniques in a fun, relaxing way. It’s the perfect opportunity to build creative confidence.

Pp-03.11.21_SOCIAL1_SO_COOLTomorrow is the last day to subscribe and receive this kit that will be a perfect activity with the youngsters in your life.  Subscribe today and receive this kit later this month!

I can't wait to hear about all the fun you'll have with your children or grandchildren creating the So Cool April Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Fun Fold Card Video - A Two In One Card

Fun-fold-2-in-1-card-dragonfly-gardenOn Wednesdays Facebook Live, we made this super fun fold card that was actually two cards in one!

The Dragonfly Garden is featured here and the Dandy Garden allows for lots of color combinations.  Here's another card example with this designer paper.

You'll really want to watch the video to see the process assembly of this card so let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

You see now why I called this a Two in One Card, right?

Fun-fold-2-in-1-cardHere's the inside of the outer, square card (above).


And, here's the inside of the larger card. This fun fold, two-in-one card, is really a simple design but definitely has a wow factor.

Here is the supply list for making this card:

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Now that you've seen this video, be sure to go to Facebook and follow my page so you can see the next LIVE show! Give this fun fold, two in one card a try, and impress your friends!

Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central

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Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday (today) 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 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!

Easy Gilded Leafing Technique Video for Handmade Cards

Easy-gilded-leafing-techniqueLet's kick off Tuesday with an easy technique video for handmade cards using Gilded Leafing from Stampin' Up!

The Gilded Leafing is a jar of beautiful golden flakes, lighter than a feather, that works magic on your paper crafting creations.  You've seen a demonstration and sample of this gilded leafing on another project but I have to admit that I LOVE this method and the secret to the "easy" is using our Adhesive Sheets.

Here's the video so you can see how the easy gilded leafing technique is done!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-gilded-leafing-technique-birthday-cardHere are the supplies used to create this card. (Isn't it so pretty?)

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Here's the same card with a different sentiment from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.

Gilded-leafing-technique-videoNow that you've seen the video, grab some Gilded Leafing and Adhesive Sheets [152334] and create your own magically gilded card!  Thank you for stopping by today for the easy gilded leafing technique video for handmade cards.

For Whom Would You Make This Birthday Card?

Hey-birthday-chick-birthday-card-spring-chickenLooking at today's project feature, I would be willing to bet that you had a close friend in mind that you would love to make and send this card for her birthday!

Wouldn't it bring a smile to her face?  I know that I have several friends and family members who would love to be called a "spring chicken". 

This adorable bundle is great for making some really fun cards.  Honestly, as a cardmaker, I rarely lean toward this type of "cutesy" stamp set but this one stole my heart and my guess is that you will love it, too!

Here is the step by step how-to:

  1. Cut the Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4”.
  2. Cut the back layer of 2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [153070] at 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” glue to the base front.
  3. Cut your second piece of 2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [153070] at 3 1/4”x 5 1/2” glue to the center of the designer paper on the card front.
  4. Cut another piece of Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] at 3” x 5 1/2”.
  5. Next comes the stamping.  Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] for the images and the sentiments.
  6. Stamp your happy birthday sentiment at the top and the "spring chicken" sentiment toward the bottom as shown.
  7.  Stamp the chicken between the sentiments and color.
  8. Stamp an extra ballon, die-cut, color, and pop up with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals [144108] over the other balloon.
  9. Color your chicken.
  10. Now glue the Basic White stamped piece to the center of the card.
  11. Stamp the little chick that is hatching, color, and die-cut, and pop up on the corner of the "spring chicken" sentiment.

Here's another birthday card idea with this darling bundle!

Here is a look at all of the products used for this birthday card that you can make:

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Thanks for checking in today! Now that you've read this post,  you can make this birthday card for those "spring chickens" in your friends and family circle.