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2023 Halloween Treats - Make These Tonight!


Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're still looking for quick and easy treat packaging ideas, you're in the right place! In this video tutorial, we've got you covered with not one but two delightful projects to make your Halloween treats extra special. The best part? You can whip these up tonight using supplies you likely already have at home.

Lisa's Inklings:
For the triangle treat, cut paper to 3 x 6 and score in half at 3.
Make a pencil mark at 1 1/2" on each 3" side.
Score diagonally from pencil mark to 3" score forming a triangle.
Fold and secure with glue dots as seen in the video.

IMG_3887 With these mini triangle treat boxes and super easy treat bags, your Halloween treats are sure to bring smiles to the faces of your friends and family. There is no need to stress about last-minute preparations; follow the step-by-step instructions in the video, and you'll have these adorable creations ready in no time. Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween filled with treats and fun!

It's Not Too Late!

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1. Place an order of $25 or more using Host Code MFFGARTJ by Noon on October 31st.
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3. Orders of $50 or more (using the same code) will receive two entries and a FREE gift.
4. The name of the lucky winner will be contacted on November 1st. Will it be you?

Don't miss your chance to conjure some fantastic Stampin' Up! surprises. Shop with us, embrace the Halloween spirit, and get ready to be spellbound by the results!
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Accordion Fold Christmas Card with Stampin' Up! Night Divine


Step into the holiday season with a heartfelt message with this project that captures the essence of Christmas. Join us as we create a beautiful accordion fold Christmas card featuring the Night Divine Bundle (English) [161997] and the enchanting O Holy Night Designer Series Paper, both from Stampin' Up! The magic of the season shines through in the details of this card.

Below is the recording of the LIVE video shared this week on Facebook. We hope you are inspired to create this card for family and friends!

Lisa's Inklings:

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Embrace the spirit of Christmas with this unique accordion fold card that beautifully showcases the Night Divine Bundle and the O Holy Night Designer Series Paper. Remember, the joy of the season lies in sharing it with others, and a handmade card with a heartfelt message is the perfect way to do just that. We hope you've enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to create your own meaningful cards for this special time of year.

Let's Make An Accordion-Fold Christmas Card


Let's make an accordion-fold Christmas card with the Night Divine Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. This is a great way to show off your patterned paper or create a scene in your card.
Where: Facebook -
or YouTube -
We will be LIVE at the following times...
When: Thursday, October 26th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Make plans to join us!

A Classic Neutral Palette for Your Christmas Cards


Are you ready to create a Christmas card with timeless elegance? Today's project showcases a classic neutral palette, perfect for sending warm holiday wishes.

Drawing inspiration from the delicate sheet music print from the Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper collection, we've chosen a harmonious color scheme. Very Vanilla, Gray Granite, and Pebbled Path blend to create a sophisticated look.

The card's design is clean and straightforward. Simple rectangular layers, alternating between light and dark neutral colors, come together to produce a balanced composition.

To see the step-by-step process, watch the video tutorial included in this post. We'll guide you through the details so you can create this beauty!

Neutral Palette Christmas Card Video Tutorial

Lisa's Inklings:
Gray Granite Base: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2; layer- 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
Pebbled Path: 4 x 5 1/4.
Very Vanilla: 3 3/8 x 5 1/8; for inside- 4 x 5 1/4; smallest layer- 2 x 3
Joy of Christmas DSP: 3 x 4
Ribbon: 3"

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Gather your supplies, get comfortable, and create a card that will be treasured this holiday season!


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The lucky name drawn will be contacted on Wednesday, November 1st, and could be YOU! 🤩 
Thank you for choosing to shop with us for all your paper crafting and cardmaking supplies. Your support means the world to us!

UPDATE: The Great Gratitude Challenge Is Off To An AMAZING Start!


In just one day, we've already sent out 55 cards expressing our heartfelt gratitude! It's truly incredible to see our community come together to make a positive impact. We have no doubt that we'll not only meet but exceed our goal of 100 cards within the next two weeks.

Today's featured card is one of many that was created for this #creatinggratitude challenge.  The beautiful Courage & Faith Cling Stamp Set (English) [161500] has wonderful words from Scripture that are perfect for these cards of gratitude. 

Here are the details so you can create one, too!

Gratitude-card-challengeStampin' Up! Supply List:

If you haven't joined our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group yet, there's still time to be part of this meaningful challenge! Click this link to join us, and let's spread gratitude and kindness together.

The Great Gratitude Card Challenge - Let's Send 100 Cards!

Gratitude Card ChallengeAre you up for the Challenge?
In our creative community, the Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook, we've set a heartwarming goal to send out at least 100 cards expressing gratitude.

The twist?

We aim to achieve this collective goal in the next two weeks. With over 800 members in our fantastic group, we believe this is more than achievable!

Join us and let's make this world a brighter, happier place one card at a time. If you are not a member of our group, click here to request free membership.  All you need to do then is answer two simple questions!

Look for the photo in the group announcing the challenge (as seen above) and to participate, post the number of cards you send or hand out as you send them. Together, we can reach that magic number - 100 cards by November 4th.

Let's do this!

DIY Christmas Ornament Video Tutorial

Stars-at-night-ornamentWelcome back to another creative project with the Stampin' Up! Stars At Night Bundle.

Today, we're diving into the festive spirit with a delightful DIY Christmas ornament that can also double as a charming gift topper or tag. It's the perfect way to add a personal touch to your holiday presents. So, let's take a look at the video tutorial so that you can make your own.


And there you have it, a brilliant DIY Christmas ornament that not only adorns your tree but can also add a touch of handmade love to your holiday gifts. We hope you enjoyed this 2023 Christmas project and that you're inspired to craft your own festive decor. Remember, it's the thoughtful details that make the holiday season truly special.

Stay tuned for more crafty ideas and joyful inspiration from Stampin' Up! and Ink and Inspirations.

Two 2023 Christmas Card Ideas with the Stars At Night Bundle

In this week's LIVE video, we created two beautiful cards, each brought to life with the breathtaking Stampin' Up! Stars at Night Bundle and the elegant O Holy Night Designer Series Paper.

You're in for a double treat as we explore two distinct designs - one illuminated by the enchanting Stampin' Up! Glow in the Dark Paper and the other, inspired by the concept artists of the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. Both these holiday creations showcase rich blue tones with the featured color, Night of Navy.

Watch the recording of the video below and create your own to send to friends and family this Christmas season.

Stars-at-night-christmas-card-glowGlow in the Dark Star Details:

  • Night of Navy: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 for base; 1/2 x 6 strip for sentiment.
  • Basic White: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 for outside layer; 4 x 5 1/4 for inside
  • O Holy Night DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 (star print)
  • Glow in the Dark: 6 x 6

Glow-starLove that Glow in the Dark star!

Stars-at-night-christmas-card-CASEBest & Brightest Details:

  • Night of Navy: Base- 4 1/4 x 11; 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to die cut label.
  • Boho Blue: 4 x 5 1/4 for embossed layer.
  • O Holy Night DSP: 2 3/4 x 5 1/4
  • Gold Foil: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 for behind cut out; scrap for small star
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 for inside; scrap for star
  • Gold Glimmer Paper: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 for largest star.

To make these two cards, you will need to have the supplies listed below plus your basic tools and supplies.

Now that you've seen this video, it's time to embark on your own festive card-making journey. These pretty designs are more than just paper and ink; they're a heartfelt expression of love and warm wishes for your friends and family.

Get your hands on the beautiful Stars At Night Bundle (English) [162007] and O Holy Night 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [161986], and let your imagination soar. As you craft your way into the holiday spirit, remember that each card you create carries a piece of your heart, ready to brighten someone's day.

Two Christmas Cards with the Stars At Night Bundle


We will create two pretty Christmas cards with the Stars At Night Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. One has a special "glow" and the other is a CASE from the catalog.
We will be LIVE at the following times...
When: Thursday, October 19th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Make plans to join us!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card 2023- Using Vellum As An Accent Layer with Stars At Night Bundle

Stars-vellumWelcome to today's card-making project and video tutorial! We're sharing a sweet Christmas card idea that's perfect for 2023.

In this project, we'll showcase a unique vellum accent layer and the beautiful Stars At Night Bundle from Stampin' Up! Join us as we guide you through this holiday card creation with a touch of elegance and charm.

Now that you've seen this wonderful bundle with a vellum accent layer, we invite you to click on the links below to discover these delightful products and add them to your crafting collection.

IMG_3791We hope you enjoyed this Christmas card idea and will include the Stars At Night Bundle [162007] in your collection. Keep an eye out for more exciting projects and inspiration coming your way with this bundle. Happy crafting!

17 Years! Can't Believe It!

Donut(1)It's my 17th Stampin' Up! Anniversary this week!
Let's celebrate with a fun giveaway!
With each order of $25 from my Online Store (before shipping and tax), gain one entry into a drawing to win one of four $17 gift certificates toward your next order from me by November 30th!
($25 order- 1 entry, $50 order- 2 entries...and, so on!)
Drawing will be Sunday evening, October 22nd.
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Discovering the Joy of Stamping and Memory-Keeping: My Journey with Stampin' Up!


Everyone has their unique story of how they got started with stamping. Today, I want to share my own journey and how I discovered the joy of stamping and memory-keeping.

Back when our girls were in high school, they were involved in numerous extracurricular activities, which meant we had a ton of photos to cherish. Alongside their school activities, they were also passionate about dance classes, resulting in even more precious memories captured through photographs.

Realizing I had all these wonderful moments captured on film, I decided it was time to do something with them. Although I had dabbled in scrapbooking as a young girl, it had been years since I engaged in any serious memory-keeping.

In the spring of 2006, my daughter invited me to a rubber stamping party hosted by her friend. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! before, and I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about the whole idea of rubber stamps. Little did I know that this event would completely change my perspective.

As soon as I inked up that first stamp and pressed it onto the paper, I was hooked. We created a cute card, and I instantly recognized the creativity and versatility of stamping. I realized that cards would always come in handy, and I wanted to explore this newfound passion further. My daughter and I decided to place an order together so we could share our new "stash" of stamping supplies.

But it didn't stop there. A short time later, the same demonstrator who hosted the party reached out to me and informed me about the Starter Kit, an opportunity to get even more stamping goodies. Intrigued by the idea, I didn't hesitate to invest in the kit. I was eager to expand my collection and explore new creative possibilities. The demonstrator also mentioned that becoming a demonstrator myself was an option, though I initially had no plans to demonstrate anything.

When I received my Starter Kit, I was filled with excitement. I couldn't wait to incorporate stamps into my scrapbooking projects and create beautiful cards. Then, one day, my demonstrator friend asked me to conduct a "party" on her behalf. Initially hesitant, I eventually agreed, and that experience sparked a deep love and passion for sharing the art of stamping with others.

Now, almost 18 years later, I continue to share my passion for stamping. It's incredible how one invitation to a rubber stamping party completely transformed my perspective and opened up a world of creativity and connection. I genuinely love what I do and the joy it brings to others.

Today is my 17th anniversary with Stampin' Up!  Never would I have imagined that I would be part of a thriving crafting community for this many years and develop so many special relationships all because of stamps, ink, and paper.

I'd like to invite you to join this wonderful stamping community. This is the 35th anniversary year of Stampin' Up! and there is a special offer this month to join our community of stampers.  We would love to have you join our Stars Team. Read more about it HERE.

Make A Simple Gratitude Journal


This simple gratitude journal was featured in a recent LIVE video tutorial on our Ink and Inspirations Facebook Page and YouTube channel.   This simple project and the idea of keeping a gratitude journal is one that would benefit everyone!

  1. Regularly recording things you're thankful for can shift your focus toward positive aspects of your life.
  2. Gratitude journaling can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. It helps you manage stress.
  3. Expressing gratitude for the people in your life can improve your relationships. It shows appreciation and can build stronger connections.
  4. Acknowledging your own accomplishments and the positive aspects of your life can boost your self-esteem.
  5. Keeping a gratitude journal encourages you to be present in the moment and pay attention to the good things around you.

Let's look at the how-to then read on for the details so you can make your own.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 4" x 8".
  • Score at 4" on the 8" side and 1" from the bottom.
  • Trim inner corners of pocket as shown in the video.
  • Adhere outer edges of pocket.
  • Cut 2 pieces of of Basic White at 4" x 2 3/4".  Add a 1/2" strip of coordinating designer paper as shown in video.
  • You can add ribbon as a closure or leave without.  I decided to take the ribbon off of my gratitude journal.


This is an easy project that you can create with supplies that you have in your stash.  Please do so and post a picture in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.  Please use the hastag, #creatinggratitude.

There are many benefits of maintaining a gratitude journal. It's a simple practice that can enrich your life, strengthen relationships, and help you realize that you have much for which to be thankful.

Make An Easy Christmas Card with These Ready Made Layers

Beary-christmas-memories-moreToday's project is an easy card made with these ready-made layers from the Memories & More Beary Christmas Card Pack.

See the video tutorial below then read on to see a special offer!

FREE TUTORIAL! If you order the Memories & More Beary Christmas Card Pack and the Memories & More Beary Christmas Cards & Envelopes by Monday, October 16th, I'm going to send you my FREE BEARY CHRISTMAS MEMORIES & MORE Video Tutorial and Project Sheet ($15 value) as a special Thank You!

This tutorial features 10 simple card ideas using only the Memories & More Cards and the Cards & Envelopes.  You will be able to make two of each of these 10 designs!  Plus, I will give you some additional ideas to use your "extras" in the pack!

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Discover the ease of using these Memories & More items for your holiday card making and create quickly with the ideas in the FREE tutorial that I will send you with your purchase!