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A Change in Color- Using Neutrals for a Fall-Themed Card


When we think of fall-themed cards, creations, or decor, most times our minds go to rich colors like orange, burgundy, brown, and gold. Here as of late, the trend has been leaning toward decor for the autumn season in light neutrals with light blues and creams, and mint greens. Both are very beautiful but very different in their look. Most have a preference for one or the other but for this card, I decided to use the light neutral theme, just for fun.

Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock [101650] was the first color that came to mind when considering a base color for this card. With that starting point, the colors of ink, designer paper, and embellishments would complement that base. For patterned papers, I decided to reach outside of the box and look for something not associated with the season but echo the colors that I was looking for in the project. This Abigail Rose 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159037] from the Stampin Up annual catalog was just the ticket!


The colors, though neutral, still have such a rich feel, don't you think?

Here are the supplies used to create 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.

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Hello-harvest-blessing-neutral-cardYour creativity abounds when you reach outside of your "comfort zone"! Try changing up colors for your seasonal creations like this fall-themed card in neutrals! 

2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #6

2022-halloween-series-6The sixth in my Halloween 2022 Project Series is this cute little bag from my Facebook/YouTube Live this week.   These little packs of tissues have been in my studio for a "few" years and are finally seeing cute packaging to gift to someone.

This project combines the pumpkin from Hello Harvest Bundle (English) [159644] and the frog and sentiment from the Best Witches Cling Stamp Set (English) [159860]

Since this project was demonstrated in my LIVE this past Tuesday, I've uploaded the video below to start at just the right place to see the how-to for this project.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for this Halloween treat bag. Just click on the links to shop!  Thank you for your support! When you shop from my Online Store, it enables me to keep sharing with you here on Ink and Inspirations!
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Thank you for visiting to see this sixth in the series of 2022 Stampin' Up! Projects... see you on my Social Media channels- Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube!

Fall Themed Gift Tag with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest

Fall-gift-idea-tag-hello-harvest-1Yes, it's another tea towel gift with a Fall Themed Gift Tag using Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest!

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love to give these as gifts!  When you watch the video, you'll hear all about it and my reasons why!

Upon seeing this particular towel at HL, I knew that it would be a perfect match for this Hello Harvest stamp set and coordinating dies.  Of course, at least two of a kind always go in my shopping cart and who can resist that little truck?  (Here's another truck-themed gift towel from a few years back.)

Now let's take a look at the video from this week's premiere on YouTube.

Lisa's Inklings:

Fall-gift-idea-tag-hello-harvest-2This pumpkin and sunflower combo makes an adorable tag, don't you think?  Even you are unable to find THIS towel or one similar, you are sure to find an orange or sunny yellow towel.  Just think of how this tag would really dress those up!

Are you ready to get started? Here's what you'll need...

It's the right time to create these little fall-themed gift tags with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest to have as little gifts for the holidays.  And, now that you've read this post be sure to click on this link to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you'll be notified of all of my LIVES and PREMIERES!



YouTube Premiere- Fall Themed Gift Tag with Hello Harvest

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Join Lisa this evening for a YouTube Premiere with a fall-themed gift idea made with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle! 

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, October 20th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT



Fall Themed Projects with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest


We've been talking about all things fall this week on Ink and Inspirations and today's post holds the video from the recording of my Facebook and YouTube Live featuring two projects with the Hello Harvest Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 One project is a fall-themed card that you could send to a friend while the other is a Halloween treat bag that holds a different kind of treat! 

Let's take a look at the video with more details to follow.

Now that you've seen the video, here are the details for the card so that you can make one yourself.  You can look for the details for the Halloween treat bag coming soon here on Ink and Inspirations.

Lisa's Inklings for Fall-Themed Card:


Here are the supplies used for this fall-themed 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.

Fall-themed-card-hello-harvest-2This beautiful designer paper is on LOW INVENTORY status so be sure to order soon!

Rustic-harvesttThanks so much for tuning in for these fall-themed projects using Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest and look for more to come soon!


Seasons of Change

Backyard-viewThis is the beautiful view from the back of our cabin with fall boasting beautiful colors on the adjacent hillside.   Once these trees start displaying their colors, it doesn't last long so I was sure to get plenty of photos and FaceTimed family and friends so they could enjoy it, too.  There's a definite chill in the air and as I write this blog post, we are expecting the first freeze of the season tonight. 

We did "light the heater", as Mom used to say, and I'm wearing a worn but cozy robe that belonged to her.  Jackie and I are watching "The Voice" and are waiting on the baseball playoff game to start as my Dad would be if he was still with us.  He was a huge Astros fan and we all used to watch and cheer them on together.  Memories are priceless.

Life, like seasons, brings change and we must adjust.  Treasure each moment, each falling leaf, each life well lived. What a beautiful world and as Dad would say, "It's beautiful, wonderful life."

2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #5

Halloween-2022-stampin-up-5It's a special Saturday post for you today with our fifth in a series of 2022 Halloween projects.

This project is a little treat bag that is easy to assemble because... guess what? The treat bags are already made for you. You just have to dress it up a bit and we can do that with stamps, ink, and paper. Now, this particular bag is packaging for a teacher gift which is a cute Halloween bar of soap found at TJ Maxx.

Before we start with the how-to, there's an update that must be shared. The Witch Hat Builder Punch that coordinates with the Bewitching Cling Stamp Set (English) [159855] is sold out and no longer available!  But, no worries!  You can still use the stamp set and that little hat is super easy to fussy cut for this and other Halloween projects.

It's not too late to order to have some fun packaging and decorations ready for Halloween. So take a look at the video and see if it's something you can use. I'm all about doing something that's easy and quick and you can make this as easy as you'd like. These little bags are great. And they are special, not just for Halloween, but for any holiday occasion. The cut-out stars are just so cute. And, you can put any backing of cardstock or paper inside the bag as you'll see in the video. Now let's take a look and see how I put this all together.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies that were used to create this 2022 Halloween treat bag:

You can see all of my Halloween projects for 2022 HERE!

Need a cute treat bag?  Try this one with the Stars Treat Bags [159833] as seen here on the fifth in a series of 2022 Halloween projects!


2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Fun Fold Card with Brightest Glow

Brightest-glow-fun-fold-LIVEToday's 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card features a fun-fold card using the beautiful Brightest Glow Bundle from the Stampin Up Mini Catalog. This card features a belly band for closure and it has two flaps of patterned paper that overlap just a bit and reveal an inner card with your sentiment and greetings.


The Brightest Glow Bundle (English) [159552] is part of the Lights Aglow Suite Collection (English) [159556] which also includes the Christmas Lights Bundle with beautiful trees and snowflakes that will make for some very special crafting for your holiday season.

Brightest Glow is a wonderful sentiment stamp set for Christmas. It's one of my favorites and it's "seeing ink" over and over again. The labels within the die collection in this bundle are great and have some pretty perforated accents along with some special dies that can be used on the layers or front of your card.

This fun-fold card highlights the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper [159535] This is a six-by-six stack with colors including Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and a touch of gold foil which just makes it absolutely beautiful! One side of each sheet has a small print pattern and the other side features those beautiful gold metallic foil accents.

The Lights Aglow Suite takes the spotlight in 2022 Online Christmas Card Class Series for October which is FREE with your qualifying order!
 Place your qualifying order to reserve your place in this class.  You can get the details HERE. 



Are you ready to see the video of the fun fold Christmas card featured in today's post?

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Evening Evergreen: 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 and 3-1/4 x 3-1/4.
  • Basic White: 4 x 10 scored at 5" plus a piece of scrap to die cut circle.
  • Designer Paper: 3 x 3 (circle of stars) , (2) 3-1/2 x 3-1/2. (2) 1 x 6 to make a belly band.

Here are the supplies used for today's project:

Stampin-up-brightest-glow-fun-fold-cardDon't you just love it?  What a sweet surprise for a 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas card!  You can make one, too!  If you give it a try, share it in our Facebook group so we can all take a look!


2022 Christmas Online Class Series, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations #3

Occ3Christmas Card Online Class Series #3, 
October 13-18, 2022 (Ordering Window)
Place your qualifying order starting today, October 13th through next Tuesday, October 18th
This class for October features some pretty designs with the Lights Aglow Suite from the Mini Catalog,  But, you may order whatever you'd like!  You can adapt the designs with other stamp sets to create these cards as you wish.

Take a peek at the cards in this class below!




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Here’s the next step…
* Order a Minimum of $35 before shipping and handling to receive three card kits and the video tutorials.

* $50+ orders before shipping and tax to receive the three card kits PLUS a BONUS kit with video tutorials and an embellishment pack!

* You will receive an email from me within 24 hours acknowledging your order.

* Class packets are due to ship to you on October 26th**. You will also receive the link to the class page with video tutorials via email that week. 
 (**You will be notified of any date changes.)

* Place your order today!

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Let's get our holiday cards ready with the 2022 Christmas Online Class Series from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.

Lisa's Inklings:

These are the two bundles that I used to create the cards for this class.  Your qualifying order may include any product of your choice and you should be able to complete the cards with stamps of your choice.

Brightest Glow Bundle

Christmas Lights Bundle

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Facebook and YouTube LIVE on Wednesday!

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Join us Wednesday, October 12, for Facebook/YouTube LIVE, 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT!

We will be making a fun fold card with the Brightest Glow Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

This fold uses patterned paper for a unique overlapping closure held together by a belly band.  Can't wait for you to see it!

Set your clock to join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube at 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT!

2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards from World Card Making Day


We had a great time on World Card Making Day last Saturday as I went live on YouTube and Facebook to make three fun Stampin' Up! Christmas cards for 2022.

One was a clean and simple design that I love to recreate yearly. Another was a fun fold featuring some of our designer series paper from the annual catalog. The other card was designed by using designer paper from the Mini catalog highlighting the images from the paper by using those as the card's focal point.

These designs are easy to duplicate and I hope you are inspired to recreate them with products that you have at home. Or, if you need you can just simply order the supplies to create these as seen in the video through the online store.

Let's take a look at the recording from World Card Making Day so you can see how-to for the clean & simple card idea.

Clean & Simple Design

Find a beautifully patterned paper, combine it with a sentiment and you have a beautiful, clean & simple card.


  • Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2.
  • Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4, 3/4 x 4
  • Glimmer Paper: (3) 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: 1-1/2 x 4, 4 x 5-1/4

2022-christmas-card-clean-simple-insideHere are the supplies used to make this card.  Simply click on the links to shop the online store.  Thank you!

Try this clean & simple design on your next card for any occasion.  I bet you can't make just one!

Stay tuned for information for the other 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas cards from World Card Making Day and be sure to check out another 2022 Christmas card that you'll love HERE.