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Building Bridges with Paper: A Fun Fold Card Tutorial!


Today, we're diving into a creative project that involves building bridges, but not the kind you're thinking of – it's all about crafting a paper bridge in this fun fold card idea!

This design is a delightful way to showcase your favorite images or elements right on the bridge of the card. Our spotlight today shines on the Layering Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set [161277], the coordinating Bough Punch [157711], and the charming A Walk In The Forest 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [162377]

To craft your very own paper bridge masterpiece, watch our easy-to-follow video tutorial. You'll be amazed at the fun and creativity that unfolds!

Lisa's Inklings:

Fun-fold-card-bridge-fold-layering-leavesHere are the supplies used for this bridge fold card:


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I hope you enjoyed this fun fold card idea featuring a paper bridge. It's a simple yet creative way to showcase your favorite images and elevate your cardmaking. Get inspired and try it out yourself with the Layering Leaves stamp set, Bough Punch, and A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper. Keep crafting and exploring new techniques in your cardmaking journey!

Easy Fun Fold Card Idea- Facebook/YouTube Live


It's a fun fold 'thinking of you" card idea with the Layering Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set [161277] from Stampin' Up!  Join us to see this simple fun fold card!
Where: Facebook -
or YouTube -
When: Thursday, September 28th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

On this card, we will use of the coordinating Bough Punch [157711] to embellish this unique card front! See you on Thursday evening!

Countdown to the 12 Weeks of Christmas!


We're just one week away from a fun crafting time of the year, and here at Ink and Inspirations, we're gearing up for something extra special.

Introducing the 12 Weeks of Christmas!

But what is it, you ask?

Well, it's 12 weeks of exclusive Christmas project ideas, delivered straight to the inboxes of our cherished email subscribers. These emails will feature photos and instructions to help you craft your way into the holiday spirit.

Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:

 Weeks 1-5: Christmas card ideas to spread holiday cheer.

Weeks 6-9: Creative gift ideas to delight your loved ones. 

Weeks 10-12: Bags, tags, and wraps to make your presents shine.

Don't miss out on this festive fun! Join the Ink and Inspirations email list now to ensure you receive these exclusive holiday crafting inspirations in your inbox.

Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendars for the first delivery in just seven days!

Let's make this holiday season merry and bright with the 12 Weeks of Christmas!


2023 Halloween Treats - Tall Slim Box for Candy

Halloween-treats-2023-tall-slim-candy-boxAre you ready to kickstart your Halloween treat preparations?

If you're as excited about this spooky holiday as we are, you're in for a treat! Today, we're diving into a creative project featuring the Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Bundle (English) [162226] and the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. We're going to craft a tall and slim treat box that's perfect for Halloween candies and surprises.

This DIY Halloween treat box is not only fun to make but also a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your Halloween celebrations. So, gather your crafting supplies and let's get started on this tricks or treats project!

Lisa's Inklings:

Halloween-treats-2023-tall-slim-boxI don't know about you but I LOVE Reese cups but I should not eat! So, these are going to daughters and their husbands!

Here are the supplies used for today's project:

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Your DIY Halloween treat box is ready to make someone's day extra special! Share these delightful creations with friends, family, or even neighbors. It's a fantastic way to spread Halloween cheer and celebrate!

So, are you ready to get crafting? Gather your supplies, watch the video, and let your creativity flow. With the Stampin' Up! Tricks and Treats Bundle and the Them Bones Designer Series Paper, you can make Halloween extra special and memorable for everyone involved with this tall and slim treat box for candy. Happy crafting!

September Monthly Card Class


September Monthly Class, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

Come join us to make three beautiful autumn-themed cards.
 Autumn Leaves Bundle (English) [162186]

We’ll make the 3 cards that are shown in the photo.
9/21(TH) – YouTube – 6 pm CT (7 PM ET, 5 PM MT, 4 PM ET)

Click here to set a reminder and to watch the Premiere with this Autumn Leaves Class!

The class is free to watch. Get the card kits with a qualifying purchase. RSVP by placing your order by Saturday 9/30/23, using Host Code: X79DAQ2W

Get the Card Kits To Go:
1. Free with a minimum $50 purchase (before shipping and tax) from my Online Store using Host Code: X79DAQ2W
2. You will receive the class kits for the three designed cards for plus an additional finished card that you may keep or send to someone.

2. If you place an order of $75 or more (before shipping and tax)during the designated time period using Host Code: X79DAQ2W, you will receive the three card kits, a finished card PLUS an embellishment pack.

***To complete the projects, you will need basic tools, stamps, adhesives, embellishments, and ink. For these classes, the die cuts, punched pieces, and cut card stock/designer paper will be done for you so your cards will be ready to stamp and assemble!

Can’t make it at the time given? No worries, the replay of the online class will be hosted on my YouTube Channel indefinitely.

Set a reminder to join us on YouTube tomorrow evening. 9/21(TH) – YouTube – 6 pm CT (7 PM ET, 5 PM MT, 4 PM ET)

Taco Tuesday or Fiesta Party Table Favor

Taco-tuesday-fiesta-party-treat-holderAdd a touch of fiesta flair to your Taco Tuesday table with these delightful table favors!

Whether you're hosting a big gathering or an intimate dinner, these little gifts are sure to spice up your fiesta. You can place one at each table setting for a personalized touch or arrange them in a festive basket or bowl on your buffet for a delightful surprise.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial using the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160732] and the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper [161945].

Lisa's Inklings:


You are ready to make some of these cute pockets, right?  Here is what you will need!

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Here's the link to the cute goodies in my favor pouch.

Get ready to elevate your Taco Tuesday experience with this fun and easy craft project! get your supplies to create these fiesta table favors today!


Fiesta Party or Taco Tuesday Menu Board

Taco-tuesday-fiesta-menu-boardGet ready to spice up your next Fiesta party or Taco Tuesday with a creative twist – a DIY Menu Board!

In this video tutorial, we're bringing together the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set [160732] and one of our delightful 2023 holiday papers to craft a fun and functional menu display that'll have everyone saying, "¡Olé!" And, with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, it's a perfect time to fiesta!

Stay tuned for the step-by-step guide on how to add some flair to your food festivities.


Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used in today's project in this video tutorial.

Product List

Get ready to party in style with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper [161945] and the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160732] for your next homestyle fiesta or Taco Tuesday with this easy-to-make Menu Board! Tune in again tomorrow for a fun party or table favor for your fiesta!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Treat Bag and a Fun Fold Card

Get ready for more Halloween fun as we dive into two exciting projects for Halloween Treats Week 2023!

In this video tutorial, you'll discover how to craft a delightful treat bag with ease and explore a playful fun fold that's bound to bring joy to recipients of all ages. Our star players for these projects are none other than the Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Bundle and the spooky-chic Them Bones Designer Series Paper. Let's get creative and make this Halloween extra special with some ghoulishly good treats!

As you see, the treat bag goes together quickly with the die.  The height can be adjusted by using the zig-zag die within the collection.

Halloween-premiere-treat-bagThe fun fold requires some diagonal scores and one diagonal cut. Let's take a look at the dimensions.

Card Base: 7 1/2" x 4".  Score at 2 1/2" and 5". Diagonally score from 2 1/2" score to the lower left corner and from the top right corner to the lower end of the 5" scored line.

Designer Paper: Cut 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". Cut diagonally in half starting from the right top corner of 2 1/4"  to the lower left corner.

Basic White: 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" for the inside of the card.



It's such a cute fun fold!2023-fun-fold-card-halloweenNow it's your turn to try!  Once you make this fun fold card, email me with a photo!  I would love to see your creations!

Stay tuned for one more Halloween treat packaging idea for Halloween Treats Week!  Tune in to YouTube at 11 AM ET, 10 AM CT, 9 AM MT, 8 AM PT tomorrow, September 16th!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Cute and Not So Spooky Frankenstein


No need to fear this Frankenstein! He's as cute as a button and the third in our Halloween Treats Week series here on Ink and Inspirations.

The Tricks & Treats Bundle, along with a black and white print from the Stampin' Up! Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper, makes a great pair. And, you can use this idea with any candy bar or rectangular-shaped spooky treat! Get the how-to in today's video tutorial..

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Zoo Crew DSP: 9" x 5 1/2"
  • Glorious Gingham in Lemon Lime Twist: 1 x 6
  • Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 x 4 for circle punch.
  • Basic White: 4 x 4 to stamp and die cut Frankenstein.
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS: 2 x 3 to stamp and cut apart Trick or Treat sentiment.

Easy-halloween-treat-wrapI found these Frankenstein Peeps at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store but these are also available on Amazon.

Here is the list of supplies used for this candy wrap. 

Get ready to surprise your friends and family with this adorable Frankenstein Halloween treat idea. It's the perfect addition to your Halloween celebrations, and with the Tricks & Treats Bundle, it's easy to put together. Stay tuned for more spooky and creative ideas as Halloween Treats Week continues here on Ink and Inspirations. Happy crafting, and may your Halloween be filled with treats and fun!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Bag for Boxed Candy


Get Ready for Spooky Fun with this Halloween Treat Bag!

If you're looking for a bag that can hold plenty of treats or a movie theater-sized box of candy, you're in for a treat! Welcome to the second edition of Halloween Treats Week on Ink and Inspirations.

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning your treat-giving strategy. And what better way to share some spooky sweetness than with a handmade treat bag?

Here's what you'll need:

  • A simple "trick-or-treat" sentiment stamp from the Tricks & Treats stamp set.
  • A ready-made panel from the Them Bones Designer Series Paper.

Putting it Together:

  1. Start by selecting a festive piece from the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. The spooky designs are perfect for Halloween!

  2. Stamp a playful "trick-or-treat" sentiment using the Tricks & Treats stamp set. The stamp set provides you with some fun and spooky images to make your treat bags even more special.

  3. Assemble your treat bag with ease, and you're ready to fill it up with Halloween goodies!

If you'd like to see the step-by-step, watch the video and you'll be ready to start creating!

This Halloween treat bag is not only a handy way to carry your Halloween treats but also a delightful gift in itself. Share some spooky joy with your friends and family this Halloween season.

Lisa's Inkling:

  • Them Bones DSP: 12" x 9"
  • Score the 12" side: 1 3/4", 5 3/4", 7 1/2", 11 1/2"
  • Score the 9" side: 1 3/4" (bottom) and 8 1/4" (top)
  • Basic Black: 5" x 3 1/8"to back the panel.
  • Stamp "trick or treat" in Memento Black ink.
  • Ribbon: 12"


Get these from the Online Store so you'll have what you need to make these cute bags:
Tricks & Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [162223]

Them Bones 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [162215]

Stay tuned for more creative and fun Halloween treat packaging ideas here on Ink and Inspirations. We've got plenty of tricks and treats up our sleeves to make this Halloween extra special!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Stick Candy Pocket


Get ready for some spook-tacular crafting as we kick off this exciting week on Ink and Inspirations. Today's project is a Halloween-themed treat pocket that's perfect for stick candy or a slim gift.

We're featuring the Tricks & Treats stamp set, which includes fun and eerie images to add that spooky touch to your Halloween creations. In this project, you'll see a simply stamped haunted house in classic black ink.

For that extra dash of Halloween magic, we've chosen the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. Its eerie and whimsical designs are just what you need to wrap up those delightful treats.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial so you can create this spooky treat, too!

Lisa's Inklings:
-DSP: 8 3/4 x 2. Score 1/2" from each side with the 2" side on top. Turn and score from the top at 4 3/4".
-Pumpkin Pie: 4 x 4 piece to punch and stamp image.
-Ribbon: 12"Halloween-treat-2023-stick-candy



Here are the supplies used for this Halloween treat.  Let me know if you have questions or if I can help you!
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Stay tuned for more wickedly fun Halloween crafting ideas throughout the week. Don't miss out on the fun and creativity!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2023- Joy of Noel Fun Fold


In the spirit of the upcoming festive season, we're diving into the world of holiday crafting with a beautiful Joy of Noel fun fold card. This card was featured in our recent catalog kick-off video, celebrating the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

The card's design combines traditional colors and prints, giving it a timeless and classic look. Despite its elegant appearance, it's really easy to create. With just a few simple scores and some precisely cut layers of cardstock, along with the beautiful Joy of Christmas designer series paper, you can craft a card that's sure to bring joy to your family and friends this holiday season.


You can see the complete how-to in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:
Cherry Cobbler CS Base: 5 1/2 x 10 3/4. Score at 1 5/8, 3 1/4, 7 1/2, 9 1/8.
Shaded Spruce CS: 3 x 5, 2 3/8 x 4 1/4, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.  Scrap to cut pine boughs.
Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 4 to stamp and die cut NOEL and 3 x 4 for inside of card.
Joy of Christmas DSP: Cherry Cobbler/ Red print- 2 1/8 x 4; Holly leaves print- 2 3/4 x 4 3/4.

Here are the supplies used for this fun fold card project:

It's exciting to be creating for the upcoming holiday season, don't you think?
Stay tuned for more holiday crafting ideas and inspiration as we explore the creative possibilities for 2023 Christmas cards with the awesome products in the new catalog.

Shop the New Stampin' Up! Catalog!



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Everyone's A Host?


Everyone's A Host -10 for $1000 Event!

For the start of this new mini catalog, I am excited to offer you the Everyone's A Host, 10 for $1000 Event.

Here's how it works: 

If you choose to participate, you will place an online order of at least $100 (before shipping and tax) using the Host Code Link that I will email out early on the morning of Wednesday, September 6th.  I will provide a link that will apply the Host Code for you.

Be sure you are on my email list to receive this information!  You can sign up HERE!

Everyone who participates and places a qualifying order with that Host Code will receive $15 in FREE product of your choice for your $100 order.  And, you can submit as many $100 orders as you like!* 


Place your online order with the Host Code between September 6 (Wednesday) -September 15th (Friday).  

Contact me after you place your order and I will email you to see what you'd like for your $15. (*If your order is $200 before shipping and tax, you'll get $30 in FREE, and so on...)

***With your choices, you must get as close to your $15 (or $30 for a $200 order or $45 for a $300 order) without going over. 

Some ideas to choose from for your $15:

  • Embellishments: An $8 pack and a $7 pack.
  • A $13 Kit from the Kit Collection.
  • Designer or Specialty Papers not to exceed your FREE amount.
  • Your Choice of a Pack of Stampin' Blends($10) and a Color Lifter ($5).
  • Combination of adhesives not to exceed your FREE amount.
  • An Ink Pad ($9) and it's refill ($5).
  • And, many more combinations!

There are lots of possibilities!  Your order may be in any amount but the Rewards will be earned for increments of $100.  

Usually, you have to order at least $150 in products to get $15 in Host Rewards.  By all 10 participants using the Host Code,  I am able to offer you $15 in FREE Stampin' Rewards! 

What Should You Do Next?

  1. Let me know if you plan on participating in the Everyone's A Host 10 for $1000! Email me! 
  2. Place your order with the link I will send you  on early of the morning of September 6th or as soon as possible with the latest being Friday, September 15th. You must use the link or add the Host Code to qualify! (I will send this link to everyone for you to use when placing your order for whatever amount.)As soon as I receive each total of $1000 in orders and the participants' choices for rewards, I will place the order.  If that is before the 15th, I will assign a new Host Code for others still wishing to participate. 
  3. After you place your order with the Host Code, email me with what you would like with your $15. (You cannot choose anything that totals over $15 unless you earn more with each $100 before shipping and tax.) 
  4. After I close out the orders with the Host Code, I will order all of your Host Reward choices and mail to you after I receive. 
  5. It takes time to get all 10 host orders so please let me know if you plan to participate as soon as possible.  I don't want you to miss out!

Note: This is a special offering since September 30th is the close of the Stampin' Up! year. I am still working to achieve my goal for the year and this is a special thank you from me!

"Beary" Christmas!


Hey there, crafty friends!  I've got a sneak peek for you today - a little early Christmas magic using the Beary Cute Bundle (162023) from the upcoming Stampin' Up! mini catalog, which is set to go live on Wednesday, September 6th.

First things first, I want to send a shoutout to my amazing demonstrator friends who did some super cool card swaps with me at BackStage.  Last week was quite a ride as I was recovering from Covid, and I gotta say, crafting buddies have been my lifeline. So, a huge thank you to all of you!

Now, let's talk about this adorable bundle!  It comes with a punch that coordinates perfectly with an image from the stamp set, as well as some patterns in our designer paper.  And can we take a moment to appreciate the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder (162026)? It adds the most awesome texture to that snowy white background!

Here's how it all comes together:  The small bear and the "Merry Christmas" sentiment is stamped onto Basic White cardstock before running it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to create that lovely snowflake sky.  Then, the larger bear was stamped, punched, and carefully adhered. There you go!  You've got yourself a heartwarming, simple, and oh-so-cute Christmas card.

Stay tuned for more crafting fun as we dive into the new Stampin' Up! mini catalog. Until then, happy crafting, my friends!