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Easy Fun Fold Gift Card Holder from Patterned Paper for Christmas

Easy-fun-fold-gift-card-holder-1Here's an easy fun fold gift card holder for Christmas that you can make with patterned paper.  Let the color scheme of the paper guide your designing process. 

On this one, Peaceful Place 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [156394] with a snowflake pattern set the tone.  The Wonderful Snowflakes [156340] element stands out from the background and provides a offset backdrop for the focal point which is a stamped sentiment from the Encircled In Warmth Cling Stamp Set [156449]. The following is the video tutorial with the simple how-to.

Easy Fun Fold Gift Card Holder for Christmas

Lisa's Inklings:

Easy-fun-fold-gift-card-holder-2I plan to make "several" of these for this holiday season.  With this easy assembly and by using some of our beautiful designer paper, these will go together quickly!

Here are some other ideas for this design:

  • Use as a Christmas card!  Write a greeting on the insert and insert a family photo in the pocket.
  • Change your patterned paper and sentiment and use as a birthday card.
  • Use as a little pocket folder in your planner to hold receipts or reminders.

Ready to try it?  Find out how simple and fun it is to create this easy fun fold gift card holder from patterned paper for Christmas or any occasion!


Cyber Monday Special

Towel and rhinestonesCyber Monday Special!

The first 10 to place an order of $75 or more in my Online Store will receive this thank you gift!

This special gift is a pack of Red Rhinestones and a "handmade by Lisa" tea towel that coordinates with our Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite! This little towel is ready for gift giving with this sweet tag as shown or you can keep it for yourself! It can be used to line a bread basket or fruit bowl, wrap around a small gift, or hang in your kitchen for holiday decor.

There are just a few available! Once the towels are gone, I will substitute by adding another embellishment with the orders of $75 or more which is only good through end of the day on Monday, November 29th.

Black Friday Special Offers Now Available!

Black-Friday

Pastels Package

A package of supplies for using the beautiful Soft Pastels from Stampin' Up!

Christmas-gift-ideas-chalk-pastels-2Gift includes:

Soft Pastels (1 pack)
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (1)
Sponge Daubers (5)
Blender Pens (3)
Plus...

FREE Bag with Wrap Around (Belly Band) Tag suitable for any gift-giving occasion!
First Class Shipping- Cost: $39.00
Priority Mail- Cost: $42.50
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Holiday Adhesive Package
Christmas-gift-ideas-glue-2Pack includes:
2- Liquid Glue
2- Mini Dimensionals
2- Stampin' Dimensionals
1- Tear & Tape
1- Glue Dots

Plus...FREE Bag, Envelope Charm & Holiday Tag

First Class Shipping- Cost: $41.25
Priority Mail- Cost: $44.75

Christmas-gift-ideas-glue-1To order the Pastels Package or the Holiday Adhesive Package:

  • E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com now, BLACK FRIDAY, November 26, 2021, with your choice of package(s) and whether you'd like First Class or Priority Shipping.
  • I will send you a request for payment via PayPal for the packs you have ordered.  (If you order the pastels pack and the adhesive pack, you will receive two separate requests and these will be shipped separately.)
  • Order is finalized when payment is made.
  • Shipping will take approximately 2 weeks. I will order the products for these gift packs on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. We will do our best to have these shipped by December 8, 2021.
  • I will email you if there is an issue with ordering products or no availability.
  • U.S. Only.

Questions? E-mail me! I am excited to be able to bring you these are two great gift idea offers available that are now available! 


Stars Team Member Spotlight: Kristen Martin

Ink and Inspirations Stars Spotlight

Welcome to our Stars Team Spotlight with Kristen Martin!  Kristen has been part of our team for over six years and lives in South Carolina.

Our Stars Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! team members that agree to share some information about themselves and about being part of our team.  Here's Kristen!

Kristen-Martin

1. How long have you been paper crafting?

I’ve been stamping with Stampin' Up! for 13 years.

2. What is your favorite stamp set?

Biggest Wish

3. What is your favorite color or color combination?

Basic Gray and Melon Mambo

4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique? 

FUN FOLDS

5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?

There are no mistakes in crafting!

Here are some thoughts from Kristen regarding being a part of our Stars Team...

The Stars Team is such a fabulous group of crafters that have taught me so much about myself. I have always been kinda shy and I get together with them via Zoom monthly and we share life! I look forward to our fellowship time.
 
Here's a great card Kristen made with her favorite stamp set...
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Thank you for sharing with us, Kristen. It is an honor to have you on the Stars Team!

We would love for you to join our team!  It's a great feeling being part of a community of stampers.  There is a special this month (ends November 30, 2021) on the Starter Kit...it is only $75 for $125 in products of your choice and you can become part of our Ink and Inspirations Stars community! Call or email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with questions or for help!


Black Friday Offers!

Black-Friday

Two special Black Friday offers to help you with your holiday shopping.  Quantities are limited for these special offers beginning Friday, November 26, and ending Monday, November 29!  Be sure to email with your request beginning Friday, November 26th!

Pastels Package

A package of supplies for using the beautiful Soft Pastels from Stampin' Up!

Christmas-gift-ideas-chalk-pastels-2Gift includes:

Soft Pastels (1 pack)
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (1)
Sponge Daubers (5)
Blender Pens (3)
Plus...

FREE Bag with Wrap Around (Belly Band) Tag suitable for any gift-giving occasion!
First Class Shipping- Cost: $39.00
Priority Mail- Cost: $42.50
Christmas-gift-ideas-chalk-pastels-1Next, I have a limited quantity of these bags for the Holiday Adhesive Package.
Christmas-gift-ideas-glue-2Pack includes:
2- Liquid Glue
2- Mini Dimensionals
2- Stampin' Dimensionals
1- Tear & Tape
1- Glue Dots

Plus...FREE Bag, Envelope Charm & Holiday Tag

First Class Shipping- Cost: $41.25
Priority Mail- Cost: $44.75

Christmas-gift-ideas-glue-1To order the Pastels Package or the Holiday Adhesive Package:

  • E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com beginning on BLACK FRIDAY, November 26, 2021, with your choice of package(s) and whether you'd like First Class or Priority Shipping.
  • I will send you a request for payment via PayPal for the packs you have ordered.  (If you order the pastels pack and the adhesive pack, you will receive two separate requests and these will be shipped separately.)
  • Order is finalized when payment is made.
  • Shipping will take approximately 2 weeks. I will order the products for these gift packs on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. We will do our best to have these shipped by December 8, 2021.
  • I will email you if there is an issue with ordering products or backorders/no availability.
  • U.S. Only.

Questions? E-mail me! I am excited to be able to bring you these are two great gift idea offers available beginning on Black Friday! 


You Better Watch Out, You Better Sign Up!

Shhh-santaYou better watch out because Santa knows all the secrets! 

He knows that you need to sign up for our mailing list to get all the news and specials first hand! Plus...

  • Get weekly emails from Lisa with exclusive project ideas and first notice of all the good stuff!
  • Get the remaining 4 weeks of the 12 Weeks of Christmas!  If you aren't on the list, you've missed the first 8 but there are still 4 more!
  • Get first notice of Stampin' Up! specials and special offers from Lisa!
  • Get a FREE online card class when you sign up!

Sign up for our mailing list now and don't miss out! Santa's watching!


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

4-2021-thanksgiving-table-favor-and-napkin-foldWe are on the road today but I had to share our last in the series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  This envelope fold is my favorite and I love how this combo complimented my china pattern, Castle Garden by Lennox.  I chose it over 46 years ago and I still love it!  Such a classic, don't you think?

Here's a look at today's video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

I hope you've enjoyed our series and have been inspired to add to your table display for Thanksgiving.  Let's vote again on your favorite. Comment below with either 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Thanks for tuning in for our series on 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

IMG_7457Here's a quick look at our 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3.  Jackie is doing such a good job helping me with this idea.  I hope you have been enjoying these.  You can still see Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Here's the video that premiered tonight on YouTube...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Score on the long side at 2,4,6 and 8.
  • Turn and score what will be the box bottom at 2".
  • Assemble as shown in the video.

Visit again tomorrow to see the final video in the series.  This final one is my favorite and I think you will really like it!

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Comment below and let me know your favorite so far and we will be back tomorrow with 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4!

 


Last Day to Save!

Last DayThe clock is ticking and time is running out on the Seasonal Sale from Stampin' Up! 

Now is a great time to stock up on the card stock packs that you've been wanting!

Here's what I ordered:

Shop 24/7:
  • You can SHOP ONLINE anytime, 24/7, by clicking HERE.
  • Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW!
  • Or, you may call or email me... 9 am Central-10 pm Central for calls, email me up until 10 PM Central.  I will be happy to place your order for you!
 

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2

2021-stampin-up-thanksgiving-table-favors-and-napkin-folds-2

Good Wednesday evening and welcome to the second in a series of Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.

Jackie and I join forces again to share some ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescapes.  Thank you to all who enjoyed and commented on our first episode.

Let's take a look at today's idea!2

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2

Lisa's Inklings:

2-2021-Stampin-up-thanksgiving-table-favors-and-napkin-foldsYou could dress up this pouch a bit more by scoring at 1/2" away from what would be the top and folding it down to reveal the reverse side of the designer paper.

Here are the supplies used for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favor:

Don't you know that your family and friends would love a little treat pouch like this waiting for them on their place setting? It doesn't have to be a hot drink packet. 
Other ideas?

  • Mints or other candies
  • Scripture verse and votive candle
  • Two or three crayons and some small stamped images for the littles to color.
  • Small gratitude journal

There are lots of possibilities and I hope you will try these!  Tomorrow's 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3 will premiere on my YouTube channel so I'll see you then!


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-fold-1Welcome to our first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  Notice the pronoun "our"?  That's because Jackie contributes some pretty awesome napkin folds in these videos.

It's amazing that these little paper-crafted table favors can make such a striking impact on your tablescape.  Here's a look at our video and be sure to visit each day through Friday to see all of these!

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-foldHere is the supply listing for today's project:

Tips:

  • Use your white craft ink to refill or touch up your ink pad every time you use it. 
  • Let the ink dry before cutting or working with the piece.
  • Fussy-cutting a sentiment is a fun and creative way to add words or phrases to your project.
  • Glue Dots are an easy and safe adhesive to use on projects like this when kids are involved.
  • This Pretty Pumpkins Bundle [156478] is perfect for gift packaging this month.

Thank you for tuning in today for the first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds and we will be back tomorrow for the second in a series!


Great Savings from Stampin' Up!

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Great savings in the Stampin' Up! SEASONAL SALE BEGINNING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AND CONTINUING ON WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY. READ CAREFULLY...SALE ITEMS ARE FROM THE ANNUAL CATALOG (BIG CATALOG) ONLY.
Promotion Period: November 16-18, 2021
  • The sale will run for three days only.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads such as Memento Black and VersaMark), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
This will be a great time to stock up on card stock, inks, and dies from the annual catalog at a great price! (Sale prices will not be posted until November 16th.)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS:

Plus, get those ink pads that you have been wanting to complete your collection of Stampin' Up! Colors!

See the flyer with Sale Prices HERE.  These prices will go into effect TOMORROW, November 16!
AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18.
 
Get ready for great savings from Stampin' Up! in the Seasonal Sale, November 16-18, 2021!

Stars Team Member Spotlight: Catherine Stewart

Ink and Inspirations Stars Spotlight

Welcome to our Stars Team Spotlight with Catherine Stewart!  Cathy has been part of our team for several years and lives in the East Texas Lakes Area.

Our Stars Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! team members that agree to share some information about themselves and about being part of our team.  Here's Catherine!

Catherine

1. How long have you been paper crafting?

I have been paper crafting since 2008.

2. What is your favorite stamp set?

There are so many, but I can say at the moment I’ve been enjoying the Happy Holly-Days Bundle!

3. What is your favorite color or color combination?

I love all colors so it's hard to ever have a favorite. It seems to change often! I have been working with Real Red, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Garden green for the last few days and loving it!

4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique? 

The two types of projects that are my favorites are cards and building mini albums for photos.

5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?

Don’t ever compare your work to others! We all have our own style and if you love it, that is all that counts! Craft every day even if it’s just 10 mins a day!

Here are some thoughts on Catherine regarding being a part of our Stars Team...

I love being a part of the Stars Team! Lisa is such an inspiration! We are like a family. We love crafting and sharing our projects with each other. I enjoy all the wonderful tips, tricks, ideas, and positivity in our team! Lisa always has great information and keeps us up to date on all things we need to know as demonstrators. It truly does mean so much to me for all that she does for her team. Her advice/information ideas etc. always keep me motivated! Seeing the team posting their beautiful cards and projects keeps me motivated as well! Love our team!

Here's a sweet card from Catherine using the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle...

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Thank you, Catherine, for sharing with us! It is an honor to lead this great group of crafters!

We would love for you to join our team!  It's a great feeling being part of a community of stampers.  There is a special this month on the Starter Kit...it is only $75 for $125 in products of your choice and you can become part of our Ink and Inspirations Stars community! Call or email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with questions or for help!

 


Great Layout for 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards

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Here's a great layout for your 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards that really highlight our beautiful patterned paper.  It's a great time to create cards with mixed patterns and if you keep the focal point simple, the result is beautiful cards!

Take a look at the process from last week's Premiere Video on YouTube then make your own version with your supplies!

Lisa's Inklings (Basic Instructions):

Edens-garden-simple-layoutThis Eden's Garden version uses the same cutting dimensions for layers with a little twist in how the focal point is placed.

This is a beautiful coordinating set of products and tomorrow is your last chance to get three  project kits when you purchase the Eden's Garden Collection from me. Read about it HERE!

Try this great layout for your 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards and send me a photo of your creation...I'd love to see it!