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Valentine Treat Box Remake!


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to share the love than with a handmade Valentine's treat box? In today's project, we're revisiting a favorite from the video archives and giving it a fresh, new look.

Featured is the beautiful Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper, and guess what? You can snag it for FREE with a qualifying Stampin' Up! purchase! This collection of papers adds a touch of elegance and charm to any project.

And, if you love to color, there are some gorgeous gold foil floral images that are begging to be colored with your Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

Perennial Postage Dies make a stylish appearance in this remake, creating a pretty backdrop for the floral image.  Whether it's a sweet treat or a little gift, this box is the perfect vessel for your heartfelt sentiments.

Watch this video tutorial from the past to see the construction of this adorable treat box. Then read on for the details to finish this box as shown above.

Details on the remake:

  • Cut Flirty Flamingo card stock 4" x 10".  Score the 10" side at 1", 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 9".Turn and score on 4" side for the box bottom and score at 1".
  • Cut 2 pieces of Most Adored 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [162976] at 2 3/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide.
  • You will need a piece of Gold Foil about 3" x 3" to cut the Perennial Postage Dies [162607].
  • The floral image was fussy cut from the Most Adored paper and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • Soft Sea Foam card stock was cut into thin strips and crinkled for filler.

Don't miss out on the chance to make your {heart} Day extra special with this delightful Valentine's treat box. Get your crafting supplies ready and spread love in the most handmade way possible!  Then, share your creation on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card


Valentine's Day is all about expressing love, and what better way to do that than with a handmade card that's also a gift? Today, we're sharing an awesome project — a fun-fold card designed to hold your DIY Valentine's Coupons or a sweet gift card.

The star of this creation is the beautiful Most Adored Specialty Designer Paper. The best part? You can score this gorgeous paper for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase. It's the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your Valentine's projects.

In the video tutorial, I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating this charming card. Whether you're crafting for a special someone, family member, or friend, this project adds a personal touch to your Valentine's greetings.



Featured Products:
Bee My Valentine Bundle (English) [162554]

Most Adored 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [162976]

Why not elevate your Valentine's Day gifting with a handmade touch? Watch the tutorial, gather your supplies, and let's get crafting!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock base to 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 2 3/4" from both sides.
  • Cut (2) pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide x 4" tall.
  • You will need 18" of ribbon for closure plus whatever card stock and paper you need for the focal point on front.

Remember, the most meaningful gifts are the ones made with love.  This Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card will be perfect! Get to crafting then show us your creations in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.

How To Get A Multicolored Image On A Line Art Stamp

Multicolored-image-line-artHow do you get a multicolored image on a line art stamp?

With Stampin' Up! cling mount line art stamps, you can easily get a multicolored image on a single stamp with the right "tools".

Watch this video to find out how you can create a work of art very easily!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers are a great way to add several colors to one stamp.  Available in all of the Stampin' Up! beautiful colors, these are available in color family groups:

Here is the finished card from the video. The colors really stand out, don't you agree?

Multicolored-image-line-art-stampThank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to get a multicolored image with a line art stamp.  Now that you've read this post, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" so you will not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.

Valentine Gift Idea for Teacher


Here's a fun way to show a teacher (or, anyone) that they are loved "beyond measure" with this sweet and unique Valentine's gift.

As featured in our LIVE video this week, this is a simple yet adorable gift packaging idea that matches the gift inside. 

The Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper is one of our FREE Sale-A-Bration Level ! choices that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.

Take a look at the recording of the LIVE session...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer Paper is cut 7 3/4" tall and 10" wide.
  • You will need a 3" x 5" each of Basic White and Real Red to die cut the tags or you can cut a piece of each at 4" tall by 2" wide to make your own tags.
  • Crushed Curry was cut into 1" strips to stamp and punch the Alphabest.
  • You will need a scrap of Real Red to punch the heart.
  • Cut 8"-10" of thread and ribbon.

Love-you-beyond-measure-valentine-giftYou can get the Trusty Toolbox DSP FREE with the following bundle of products:

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Then you can add the Trusty Toolbox DSP as your Sale-A-Bration choice for FREE!

Trusty-toolboxDSP-Free-SaleabrationShop now and get the supplies that you need for this unique Valentine's Day gift for a fun surprise for someone special!

Mini Valentine Box for Treats or Gifts

Valentine-box-treat-giftLet's get ready for Valentine's Day with this mini treat or gift box.  This little box is just the right size for sweet candy treats, a gift card, or mini gifts.

The designer paper provides the accent image and punches frame the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment.

Let's take a look at the assembly!

You can refer to the video for assembly instructions but here are the basic measurements for the box:

Card Stock: 3 3/4" x 7 1/2"; score long side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", 7 "; score short side at 1/2" and 1 1/4".

Designer Paper: Cut 2 pieces at 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Valentine-treat-gift-boxUse any designer paper and coordinating card stock for this little box.  Give it a try and share your creations over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.

Filled with Happiness Card Ideas!



Introducing our fabulous Product Spotlight for the month: the versatile and stunning Filled With Happiness stamp set!

With a beautiful mix of fonts and a variety of sentiments, this stamp set is your perfect companion for countless card-making projects.

But that's not all!

As a special thank you for your purchase, if you order this stamp set online by Thursday, January 25th, you'll receive my exclusive Filled With Happiness Video Tutorial absolutely FREE (a $19.95 value)! Host Code: Y4XCUBTM

This tutorial features four creative card-making ideas using the stamp set, and the best part? You can adapt these designs for use with other stamp sets and supplies.

Act fast—this limited-time offer is available for three days only!

Click here to order the Filled With Happiness Stamp Set!

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How Do I Determine Card Stock Measurements for Rubber Stamp Images?

Card-stock-measurements-for-stsmp-images-Q & AHow do I determine card stock measurements for rubber stamp images?

You want to stamp an image on a card stock layer and want to decide the size to cut. 

Watch this video and you will see my method for cutting card stock to fit these images for your card making and paper crafting projects.

Measurements-for-stamp-image-screenWe hope this tip will help in your cardmaking and paper crafting.  The Stampin' Up! Grid Paper is a helpful companion.

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine which cutting measurements for rubber stamp images.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" so you will not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.


It's Fractured! A Simple Card Technique

Fractured-card-making-technique-sabOn last week's LIVE, we made this card featuring a simple cardmaking technique.  

Called by many crafters, the "fractured" technique from the illusion, it's an easy method to give a dynamic look to your cards.

Let's take a look at the recording of the video so you, too, can say, "That's how it's done!"

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Standard A2 card base is cut either 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" or 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strips are cut 1/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Two squares for the center: Back layer- 2" x 2" and 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".

The two featured products on this card are Stampin' Up! Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices (each is FREE with a $50 product purchase):

Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper and the Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set


Heartfelt-hellos-jpgThese Sale-A-Bration offerings are only available while supplies last!  Shop now and then try this "fractured" technique on your next handmade card.


Snow Day Card with Stamped Snowflake Background


This snow day card with a hand-stamped background was inspired by the weather many are experiencing here in North America. 

The Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set is a carryover from the Stampin' Up! September to June Mini Catalog.  This cardmaker was thrilled to see it still available with winter in full force for a few more months. 

With beautiful images like these snowflakes, you can make beautiful backgrounds for your cards, and oh what fun these would be on a scrapbook page!

Look at the video tutorial to see how easily this all comes together!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You can create your background paper with stamped images. 
  • If you have varied sizes, start with the largest image first.
  • Remember to punch or die cut from the center of a layer if it's not going to show. 

Snow-day-card-sparkling-snowflakesHere are the featured products used on this card:

Now that you've seen the video, try this hand-stamped background on your next card and grab the Sparkling Snowflakes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [162158] for some beautiful winter season cards!

Which Black Ink to Use for Rubber Stamping?

Q & A(1)Which black ink should I use for rubber stamping on handmade cards and paper crafting projects?

Have you ever wondered if you should use a water based ink like Memento or a solvent ink like Stazon when stamping?

Watch this video and you will be able to determine which ink you should use on your paper crafting projects.

We hope these tips are helpful for you when creating and stamping with black ink. 

You can find both of these inks in the Online Store as listed below:

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine which black ink to use when rubber stamping.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" to not miss any of our Ink and Inspirations videos.


Easy Layers for Your Handmade Cards


Today, let's explore the beauty of easy layers, a technique that can transform your handmade cards from ordinary to extraordinary. It's amazing what you can achieve with just the right blend of designer series papers and coordinating cardstock. In this project, we're showcasing the delightful Bee Mini Suite from the January to April 2024 Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

The key to making a card that wows lies in the selection of your basic card-making supplies. Whether you're an experienced crafter or just starting, this project is designed to inspire and elevate your card-making skills. The Bee Mine Suite offers an adorable theme that adds a touch of sweetness to your creations.

To guide you through the process, we have a video tutorial that demonstrates how easy it is to work with these simple layers.

By incorporating easy layers into your card-making, you open up a world of possibilities. Experiment with different color combinations, patterns, and textures to create cards that reflect your style. Whether you're sending heartfelt wishes or creating a card "just because", you're creations will be welcomed and cherished.

2024-stampin-up-valentine-bee-mine-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • The designer paper border strip is cut 1 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Large rectangle layers: Designer Paper- 3 1/8" x 4 3/4"; Basic White - 3 1/4" x 4 7/8".
  • Small rectangle layers: Designer Paper - 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"; Basic White - 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"

Featured Products:

Now that you've seen the video, grab your supplies, and get started. Explore, create, and enjoy the art of easy layers for your handmade cards.

How Do I Determine Color Combinations for Handmade Cards?

Q & AHow do I determine color combinations for handmade cards?

This is the most often-asked question we've received from cardmakers and paper crafters.

Watch the video for the response with tips to help you combine colors like a pro!

   Hope these tips are helpful for you when designing and choosing colors. 
Click on the link below to download the Color Coach mentioned in the video.

Stampin' Up! Color Coach

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on how to determine color combinations for handmade cards.  Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the "bell" to not miss any of my videos!

Three New Stampin' Up! Card Ideas Video

Three New Stampin' Up! Card Ideas Video


How about three new Stampin' Up! card ideas?  In yesterday's LIVE broadcast, we featured new products from the Stampin' Up! January-April Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. 

It's always fun creating with new goodies and this new catalog does not disappoint!  There is something for everyone!

Take a look at the recording of the video and let me know what you think!  Do you have a favorite?

What do you think?  Which is your favorite?

Here are the featured supplies used in this video...

Thanks for checking in and watching the recording of these new Stampin' Up! card ideas!  Leave a comment below with your favorite!


Early Bird Pricing on Our New Online Card Class!


Join us for the Bee My Valentine Online Card Class, a delightful journey into the world of vibrant colors, charming designs, and  two unique fun folds.  

In this class, you'll learn the step-by-step instructions in video tutorial format for creating these three card projects

But that's not all!  This class will also give you ideas that you will be able to create over and over again 

And, if you purchase now, you will get the class at a 20% discount!

From today, January 4th until Tuesday, July 9th you can purchase this class for only $19.95!  Full price for this class will be $25.

More About The Bee My Valentine Online Card Class!

  • This class includes three video tutorials that are easy to follow and include a total of approximately one hour of instruction.
  • You'll have 24/7 access so you can work at your own pace
  • You'll learn the skills and techniques needed to create two fun fold cards and a classic card design that you can create over and over again.
  • Thank You Bonus! As a heartfelt thank you for joining our class, you will receive a Project Sheet via email. Keep it handy for future reference, enabling you to recreate these beautiful designs whenever the creative mood strikes.

While this class highlights the Bee Mine Suite, the included projects are designed to be created with any paper crafting supplies you have on hand. 

Get ready to discover how to make stunning creations with what's already in your crafting supply.

Full price for this class is $25.

But, the EARLY BIRD Price is $19.95 

if you purchase by Tuesday, January 9, 2024!

Click HERE to get the Early Bird Price for the Bee Mine Online Card Class!

"See" you in class!