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Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!

Copy of Elite Suite Templates February 2022-16Sale-A-Bration ends today so this is your reminder that it's your last chance for the following!


So-long-sabDon't miss out!  Place your order now! Sale-A-Bration ends today!

Get Well Card with Daffodil Daydream


Here's a get-well card with Daffodil Daydream and the Sale-A-Bration paper, Daffodil Afternoon.  Did you realize that tomorrow is the very LAST day of Sale-A-Bration?  And, to sweeten the deal, I am offering a Stampin' Blends Combo Pack with each $50 is product purchase through tomorrow, Monday, February 28, 2022!

So-long-sabThis pretty card by my creative assistant, Catherine, is colored with Stampin' Blends.

Daffodil-daydream-card-get-wellThese Stampin' Blends are the BEST for coloring!  Who agrees? 

Here are the details for this card...

Cut the Mossy Meadow Cardstock [133676] card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.
Score at 4 1/4” and use Bone Folder [102300] to get a good crease.
Cut the Pale Papaya Cardstock [155668] at 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.
Glue to the top of the card base.
Cut the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper at 4” x 5 1/4”.  Glue to the top of the Pale Papaya card stock.
Cut a strip of card stock in Mossy Meadow at 1 7/8” x 4 5/8”.
Cut a strip of DSP at 1 3/4” x 4 1/2". Glue to top of the Mossy Meadow strip.  Then, add Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] to back and adhere 3/4 inch from the right side of card, centering the top and bottom.
Stamp the two daffodil images and 3 butterflies in the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]. Use Stampin’ Blends to color and with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653].
Cut out 2 of the blades of grass in Mossy Meadow card stock. Glue down the paper lattice little strip towards the bottom. 
Glue the single daffodil on top of the lattice strip.  Add the blades of grass as shown,  then layer the other daffodils on top using a Dimensional.
Add glue dots to the butterflies and place as shown.
Stamp the sentiment from the timeless tulips set and punch out with the lovely label pick a punch. Add a dimensional and adhere to the bottom of flower stems.
Tie the bow and adhere with a glue dot.
Here are the supplies used on this card...

Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Place your order now to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get FREE Stampin' Blends as seen on this get-well card with Daffodil Daydream from me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, with each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax!


So Long Sale-A-Bration Special!


It's a So Long Sale-A-Bration Special from Lisa Brown!
We love Stampin' Blends, right? 
Let's send off Sale-A-Bration with a special!
February 25-28, 2022
With each $50 purchase BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX USING HOST CODE GYGD4VXP, you will receive your choice of a Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (depending on color availability).
$50 purchase--> 1 Combo Pack of Blends$100 purchase--> 2 Combo Packs of Blends
$150 purchase--> 3 Combo Packs of Blends...
After you place your order, I will contact you via email for your color choices!  Remember, you must use Host Code GYGD4VXP!
Sale-A-Bration ends Monday, February 28, 2022! Order now!

Why I Joined Stampin' Up!



It was about 16 years ago when I attended my first Stampin' Up! event party.  I have to admit that I was reluctant to go.  I was an avid scrapbooker and had everything I needed.  There wasn't a need for rubber stamps in my stash.  
All that changed with the first time I put ink to stamp to paper.  Magic! And, I found that I could express my creativity with a beautiful hand-stamped card that took a few minutes vs. a scrapbooking layout that might take me hours.  Don't get me wrong, I still love to do memory keeping but it is so much easier with the coordination of products in the Stampin' Up! line and yes, rubber stamps are awesome to use, too.
I placed an order that night...I was hooked!
I attended another workshop about a month later and the demonstrator informed us about a Starter Kit special.  I wondered...what the heck was a Starter Kit? She informed me that it was the kit that could be purchased to join the Stampin' Up! family. I could get a lot of product for less plus get discounts on the product any time that I ordered with no obligation to hold workshops or sell.  Sounded good to me because my wish list was LONG!  
I was so excited to receive my kit and began making all of my cards and have not purchased a greeting card since!  Then, one day, my team leader (the demonstrator that I signed under) asked me to do a party for a mutual friend to help her out.  I was so reluctant and nervous!  But, I did it and loved it! I had been teaching in public education for 25 years and that was exactly what I was doing with those Stampin' Up! products...teaching and loving it!
While I had joined for the discount, I discovered that I loved sharing it with others, too! Who knew that 15+ years later, I would still be loving and sharing it!
All this is to say that anyone can be part of Stampin' Up! ...Whether for the discount, to be part of an awesome community, to make a little extra money, or to have a small business, there is a fit for you!  And, if you'd like to remain a customer, that's fine, too! 

If you purchase your Starter Kit through me, you will be included in fun online activities with other demonstrators on the Ink and Inspirations Stars team in the U.S.

  • Access our private Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, updates, and sharing of ideas. 
  •  Online Video Conference Team Meetings
  •  Monthly creative challenges with prize drawings. 
  • Weekly team emails/posts with information and updates.
  •  One-on-one calls with you as needed.

Questions? If you have questions, please email me at [email protected] and I will promptly reply.

Ready to join the fun!  Click HERE!

YouTube Premiere- Two Cards With My Favorite Sale-A-Bration Paper

Join Lisa this evening for a YouTube Premiere with two cards made with her favorite Sale-A-Bration Paper offering!  This paper is only available until February 28th or while supplies last!

It's a short premiere video tonight so please try to stop by! Sign into your Google account so we can chat!

Go there now to set a reminder!

Thursday, February 24, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Monkeying Around with Slim Tent Cards


Today we are monkeying around with slim tent cards with Stampin' Up! Catch You Later Cling Stamp Set [158037]. You can see another fun fold like this one on this post and also here. 

These slim tents cards are easy to make fun folds that are an interesting alternative to standard-size cards. I love how the Artfully Composed 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [157750] fits well with these cute monkeys!

You can see the assembly in today's video.  Then read on for some details for this card!

Monkeying Around with Slim Tent Cards

Lisa's Inklings:

Slim-tent-monkey-cardTip from Lisa:

The designer paper on the inside of the card is placed on the bottom so when the card is standing, this pretty print is showing.

Here are the supplies used for this card.  Just click the links to shop!

Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.


Thanks for stopping by today! Now it's your turn to get involved in some monkey business with the Catch You Later Cling Stamp Set [158037] and these slim tent cards!

Clean & Simple Birthday Card on "Twosday"!


Today's project for this Twosday (2-2-22) we are making a quick clean & simple birthday card!

This cardmaking idea gets down to basics with stamps, ink, and paper with or without a simple embellishment. Start with basic white and go from there!

Tuesday ( or, Twosday) Tip:

The Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [155052] from Stampin' Up! is a super awesome greeting set to add to your collection.  Add it to your cart now!


Let's take a look at today's short video!

Clean & Simple Birthday Card

Lisa's Inklings:

Birthday-stampin-up-biggest-wishThe cute otter used on this card is from the Awesome Otters Cling Stamp Set (English) [158087] that is still available for one more week during Sale-A-Bration.  Get it FREE with a $50 product purchase before shipping and tax!

Here are the supplies used for today's card.  The Thick Basic White is great for card bases and the Basic White is great for stamping and for the inside layers of your cards.


Thank you for your support! Every order placed through my online store helps support my business and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Hope you'll try this clean and simple card idea and I'll see you again soon!

Make A Card with Catching Butterflies

Catching-butterflies-sweet-thoughts-3As we count down the 8 days to the end of Sale-A-Bration, let's make a card with the adorable Catching Butterflies Cling Stamp Set (English) [158108]!  I love the color combo of this green, Granny Apple Green, and blue, Bermuda Bay.

This is another easy card layout, much like the one seen here, that will work for you time after time.  The width of the Basic White Cardstock [159276] is determined by the width of the main image and your sentiment.  Two inches was just right in this case.


Here's the video tutorial with the simple how-to for this Catching Butterflies card.

Make A Card with Catching Butterflies

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for today's card:

Thank you for your support of my business! Every order placed through my online store helps me to continue sharing with you and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

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Now it's time for you to try making this card with Chasing Butterflies...get it now while you can!

Fun Fold Pocket Card


For this week's YouTube Premiere, we made two fun fold pocket cards and this one pictured above is the first of the two.

The Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [158127] is featured's gorgeous! And, it's still available for free with a qualifying order.  Sale-A-Bration (the sale where you can earn freebies with each $50 in product purchase) will be over at the end of the month, February 28th!

These pocket style cards are unique alternatives to standard book fold cards.  And, you can tuck a gift card or cash inside along with your message insert.


Here is the recording of the YouTube Premiere. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! ;)

Fun Fold Pocket Cards

Lisa's Inklings:

Fun-fold-pocket-card-thank-you-daffodilThese fun fold pocket cards are simple to assemble and make a charming greeting! Here are the supplies to make the one featured in the post.  Use my Host Code GYGD4VXP with an order of $50 or more and you can choose the Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [158127] as your freebie!

Product List for Lisa's Fun Fold Pocket Card:

Thank you for your support! Every order placed through my online store helps support my business and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Now it's your turn to make this fun fold pocket card so get those supplies ready ...order now if you want that Daffodil Paper... and start crafting!

Simple Cardmaking Layout


Today's project is a simple cardmaking layout with the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Driving By.  When you have a lot of cards to make of the same design, a simple layout is always the way to go.  This one uses just a small piece of designer paper but really makes a statement to set off the stamped and colored image.

The textured background layer anchors it all to the card base.   Using a dry embossed piece such as this one turns a smooth card stock layer into a dramatic piece.  The Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder [152718] is a good basic one to have since it fits with just about any card style.

Simple-cardmaking-layout-stampin-up-card-ideaLisa's Inklings:

You can see the video with this card in last week's YouTube Premiere HERE.

Below is the listing of supplies used for this Simple Cardmaking Layout.


A Creative Journey and A Free Online Class

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Happy Valentine's Day Video with Awesome Otters


Happy Valentine's Day!  This sweet little otter Valentine was posted a few weeks ago but I wanted to share the video with the process as a little Valentine gift for you today!

This Valentine was sent off in the mail to two of our granddaughters and with the help of a sentiment from the Celebrating You Cling Stamp Set (English) [158028] and a punched heart from the Heart Punch Pack [151292], I know they will love it!

That sweet and colorful heart print is from the Pattern Party 12" X 12" Host Designer Series Paper [155426] pack.  It is a host reward selection from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. If you have at least $18 in Host Rewards, you get this large pack of paper for FREE.

Let's take a look at the quick video...

Here is the list of the products used on this Stampin' Up! Awesome Otters Valentine Card...

Product List


I colored the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon [151326] with the dark shade from the Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [155519].


Happy Valentine's Day from our family at Ink and Inspirations to yours and thank you for following me and for your support!

Paper Piecing Card Making Technique

Paper-piecing-card-making-technique-stampin-upOn this week's YouTube Premiere, we made this card using the super fun and super easy paper piecing technique! 

It's a shame that I don't use this cardmaking technique more often.  It really adds a simple wow factor to cards.  The stamp set featured is the Driving By Cling Stamp Set (English) [158099] that you can earn for FREE with your $50 qualifying Stampin' Up! purchase from my Online Store. And, you've seen me use this bright and cheery paper before! The Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [158126] is also a Sale-A-Bration choice that you can earn for FREE. 

Here's the recording of the premiere featuring this card and one other with a simple and basic layout. 

Paper Piecing Card Making Technique

Lisa's Inklings:

  • When choosing a stamp for this technique, look for one with larger areas to make your "fussy cutting" easier.
  • Before stamping for your paper piecing, scan your designer paper to find the best "scene" for your project.  As you can see on this card, even a partial rainbow looks good.
  • Reminder: You will stamp the image twice.  Once on Basic White and once on the patterned paper.

Paper-piecing-card-making-techniqueThat Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [158126] is awesome!  The colors are cheerful and the designs are diverse and fun! How can you get it for FREE?  Purchase $50 in product before tax and shipping in Stampin' Up! product by the end of the month, February 28, 2022.  Then you can choose this as your FREEBIE.  There is no limit to the amount of FREE Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn.  There are Level 1 items (Free with $50) and Level 2 items (Free with $100).
You can see all of the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE.

Sale-A-Bration will be over before you know it so don't miss out!  You can do your shopping here right now or email me and I will be happy to place your order for you!  Then you can start making cute cards with this paper piecing card making technique!