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Trusty Toolbox for Dad Card


Have you seen the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!? This versatile collection is perfect for creating masculine-themed cards and projects.

But here's the catch: Sale-A-Bration ends soon, so you only have two more days to snag this paper for FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this limited-time offer!

Check out today's video to see how you can use the Trusty Toolbox paper to add some DIY flair to your cardmaking creations.

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  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Designer Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to layer over card base; fussy cut 5-7 "tools" to use on your card; cut or die cut a rectangle 2 1/4" x 3 3/4".
  • Basic White: 2 1/2" x 4"; 2 1/4" x 1 " for sentiment.

The Trusty Toolbox designer paper begs to be cut apart with all the fun tool images so head over to my online store to make your qualifying purchase before February 29th and get your hands on this must-have paper pack. Let's get crafting!

Make Easter Cards with Our February Product Spotlight

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The Easter Lilies Bundle is a beautiful stamp set and dies collection and it’s this month's product spotlight!  These beautiful lily images and inspirational sentiments of faith will make your Easter projects extra special and meaningful to family and friends.



FREE TUTORIAL! If you order this product online by February 29th, I'm going to send you my FREE Video Tutorial featuring the Easter Lilies Bundle to make a Hexagon Spring Box Card ($15.00 value) as a special Thank You!


Within 24 hours of your purchase, you'll receive exclusive access to a video tutorial featuring a stunning Hexagon Spring Box Card! Watch as I guide you through the steps to create this unique and eye-catching project. Plus, I'll share additional samples of the Hexagon Spring Box to spark your creativity and inspire your own crafting adventures.


Once you start crafting with the Easter Lilies Bundle, you'll be hooked! Don't miss this opportunity to add elegance and charm to your Easter creations. Order now and let the Easter crafting begin!


This card folds down to fit in one of our standard-size (Medium) envelopes.

Order the Easter Lilies Bundle now and get started on some beautiful Easter creations for your family and friends!

Click here to order the Easter Lilies Bundle!

Double Down In Cardmaking? A Tip and A Time Saver

Double-downHow do you double down in cardmaking?  Today's video will show you exactly how this tip can also be a time saver.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think!

Double-down-screenThese Clear Medium Envelopes are great for storing your cards until you're ready to send or give.

Clear Medium Envelopes [102619]

If you don't already double down in cardmaking, try this tip that can save you time in more that one way! Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Celebrate Easter with Handmade Creations with Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies


As we journey through the season of Lent, it's never too early to start preparing for the joyous celebration of Easter. For those who love to create, this means getting those special cards and projects ready to share with our families, grandchildren, and church communities.

In this week's LIVE video, we had the pleasure of showcasing the beautiful Easter Lilies Bundle from Stampin' Up! Watch the recording below to see how we created a sweet Easter card perfect for spreading love and joy during this special time of year.

With its delicate lily images and heartfelt sentiments, the Easter Lilies Bundle is a must-have for your Easter crafting projects. Whether you're making cards for loved ones or creating decorations for your home or church, this bundle has everything you need to bring the spirit of Easter to life.

Don't wait until the last minute—order your Easter Lilies Bundle today and start creating meaningful handmade treasures that will be cherished for years to come. Click the link below to shop now and make this Easter season extra special!

Shop Now: Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2".
  • Basic White: (2) 4" x 5 1/4" plus scrap for die cuts.
  • Circle die was cut the Everyday Details Dies [162864].

Let's make this Easter truly memorable with beautiful handmade creations with the Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle!

Don't Miss Out on Exclusive Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Ideas!


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But that's not all—when you subscribe to our email list, you'll also receive a FREE online card class as a special thank you! It's our way of saying "welcome" to the Ink and Inspirations community and helping you kickstart your creative journey.

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Envelope Flap Fun Fold Card


Are you looking to add a fun twist to your card-making skills? Look no further than the envelope flap fun fold card!

In today's video tutorial, we're diving into this unique card design that offers a creative alternative to the standard layout. With just a few simple folds, you'll be able to create stunning cards that will impress your family and friends.
Watch the quick video below to learn how to master this fun fold technique and start crafting your envelope flap cards today!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock: 5 1/4" x 8".  Fold in half and burnish,
  • Card Base:  Colored card stock to match your designer paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer Paper: (1) 5" wide x 3 3/4" tall for card front; (1) 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" for envelope flap; 4" x 1" for inside of card.
  • Card stock for labels or die cuts for envelope flap.

Featured Products that you will want:

Now it's your turn to try your hand at making envelope flap fun fold cards. Head over to our online store to stock up on all the supplies you need to bring this creative design to life! From cardstock and patterned paper to stamps and embellishments, we've got everything you need to get started. Don't wait any longer—start shopping now and unleash your creativity with this fun and versatile card-making technique!

Time Saving Tip - Just Slice It Up!



Are you ready to take your paper crafting game to the next level with a time-saving tip? We've got just the trick to help you streamline your crafting process and maximize your productivity.

Watch the video below to learn more about this time-saving tip and how you can implement it into your crafting routine.

Ready to put this tip into action? Whether you're working on a big project or simply getting ahead on your crafting to-do list, take the time to prep and cut your neutral card stock pieces for the inside of your cards in advance. It will make a world of difference and save some time.
So slice it up and watch the magic happen as you enjoy a more efficient and enjoyable crafting experience.

Panda Friends Kit Video and a Special Guest


In this week's LIVE video, a sweet guest joined us to showcase the adorable new Panda Friends Kit from the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection. Our granddaughter, Clara, who is four years old, demonstrated just how much fun these kits can be for our little ones. With pre-cut panda images that are easy for tiny fingers to punch out, ready-to-use sentiments, and Stampin' Dimensionals for easy adhesion, this kit is tailor-made for those little hands.


Watch the video below to witness the cuteness of this kit in action!

After seeing Clara's creativity with the Panda Friends Kit, we're sure you're eager to get your hands on one for your children or grandchildren. These kits are not only fun and engaging but also help foster creativity and imagination in young minds. Order your Panda Friends Kit today and let the little ones in your life embark on a crafting adventure they'll cherish forever!

Just Kiddin' Around Pop Out Panel Fun Fold


Today, let's look at a sweet card project that's perfect for the little ones in your life. The star players? The adorable Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper and the Kiddin' Around stamp set. If you caught our previous LIVE video, you'll recognize the fun pop-out panel style we're using today. But don't worry if you missed it—you can see it right here!

The Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper steals the show with its charming images of children at play. From playground adventures to sweet moments captured in illustration, this paper is full of joy and youthful energy. Paired with the Kiddin' Around stamp set, it's a perfect match.

You can earn the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper FREE as a Sale-A-Bration choice with your $50 qualifying purchase. 



In our video tutorial below, we'll walk you through the steps to create this playful card. Whether you're crafting for your little ones, grandchildren, or friends' children, this design is sure to bring smiles all around. So grab your supplies and let's get started!



Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 8" x 5 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", and 6".
  • The pop-out mechanism is cut 5" x 1" in the same color as the card base.
  • Your main image panel from designer paper should be cut 3" wide x 5" tall. Card stock layers behind this image are 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" (card base color) and 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" in a coordinating color.
  • Cut (6) panels of designer paper 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".  I used the same pattern on all 6 panels.
  • Basic White for back is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Belly band is cut 1" x 11".
  • Choose layer(s) for the belly band image according to the size of your image or sentiment.


Featured Product List


With the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper and the Kiddin' Around stamp set, you'll have all you need to craft cards that capture the spirit of childhood. Whether you're sending birthday wishes or simply brightening someone's day, these playful designs with the pop-out panel fun fold are sure to bring a smile to those little faces.  Place your order today and get the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper FREE with our minimum purchase of $50!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi-gras-postHappy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras, French for "Fat Tuesday," is a traditional Christian holiday that marks the day before the start of Lent, a period of fasting and reflection leading up to Easter Sunday. It is celebrated with parades, parties, and festivities in many countries around the world, but is most famously associated with the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mardi Gras is known for its colorful costumes, elaborate masks, and vibrant street celebrations, which include music, dancing, and the tossing of beads and other trinkets to parade-goers. The holiday is a time for fun and feasting before the solemnity of Lent begins, making it a joyous and festive occasion for people of all ages to come together and celebrate.

Although the city of New Orleans is most famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, our area in Southeast Texas has its own Mardi Gras celebrations.

Mardi-gras-miaThis past weekend, we attended a parade and a dance and had so much fun with our family.


Have a great Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)!

To Score or Not To Score? That Is the Question.


Are you someone who meticulously scores your card bases before folding them, or do you skip this step altogether? It's a question that many cardmakers ponder, and today, we're going to take a look to see if scoring really matters.

In our latest tip video, we tackle this common cardmaking dilemma. We'll explore whether scoring your card bases before folding them in half makes a difference in the final result. So, if you've ever wondered whether you should take the time to score your cards or if you can skip this step altogether, this video is for you!


Whether you're a seasoned cardmaker or just starting out, I hope you have found this information helpful. So, the next time you sit down to create, you will know whether to score or not to score!

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This Card POPS! Pop Out Panel Fun Fold


Ready to add an element of surprise to your cardmaking? Get ready to be amazed by the Pop-Out Panel Fun Fold! In this week's LIVE video tutorial on both Facebook and YouTube, we explored the magic of this creative fold, and today, I'm excited to share a beautiful sample with you.

Featured on this project is the fantastic Everyday Details Bundle [162865]. Paired with the charming Meandering Meadows 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [162735], it's a combination that's sure to be a favorite. The details and beautiful patterns make this card a stunning creation and a work of art.

Curious about the assembly process? Let's take a look at the recording of the video tutorial linked below. You'll be guided through each step, making this seemingly complex fold an enjoyable and achievable crafting adventure.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 8" x 5 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", and 6".
  • The pop-out mechanism is cut 5" x 1" in the same color as the card base.
  • Your main image panel from designer paper should be cut 3" wide x 5" tall. Card stock layers behind this image are 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" (card base color) and 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" in a coordinating color.
  • Cut (6) panels of designer paper 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".  I used the same pattern on all 6 panels.
  • Basic White for back is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Belly band is cut from two pieces of card stock.  One is 1" x 11" and the accent strip is 1/4" or 1/2" x 11".
  • Choose layers for belly band image according to the size of your image or sentiment.

So, if you're ready to work a little magic into your cards and surprise your recipients, this Pop-Out Panel Fun Fold is the perfect technique to try. Gather your supplies and create something extraordinary then share your card on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!


Fabulous Fun Folds Online Card Class, Vol.II


Unlock the Art of Fun Folds: Online Card Class

Are you ready to elevate your card-making skills and surprise your loved ones with stunning designs? 

Join our exclusive online card class and master the art of three fun folds!

Introducing our Fabulous Fun Folds Vol. II! 

In this class, you'll learn the step-by-step instructions to create these fun fold cards!

This class will also give you three card designs you can create with supplies you have on hand!





What You'll Learn:

Triple the Fun

Discover the secrets behind three fabulous fun folds that will add a touch of magic to your handmade cards.

Patterned Paper Mastery

Learn how to make the most of patterned paper with two unique designs that showcase the beauty of carefully chosen prints.

Secret Holder Surprise

Unveil the art of crafting a card that not only impresses with its design but also hides a special compartment for a gift card or cash. Perfect for those extra-special occasions!

More About This Class!

  • This class will include 3 video tutorials that are easy to follow
  • You will be able to create these fun folds with supplies that you have on hand.
  • You'll have EASY Access, 24/7, so you can work at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you
  • Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, this class is designed to enhance your card-making skills.

  • This class will be released on Tuesday, February 13th at 1:00 PM Central Time.  You will receive the link to the private class page via email on that day.

This class is perfect for anyone looking to add a dash of creativity to their card-making skills. 

Sign up today and unlock the secrets of crafting stunning fun folds that will leave a lasting impression. 

Order the Fabulous Fun Folds Vol. II for $25!










Quick and Easy Valentine's Treat Pillow Box Tutorial

Treats-for-kids-valentine-classLooking for a fun and creative way to spread some love this Valentine's Day? Look no further! Today, we're sharing a quick and easy video tutorial for making adorable Valentine's treat boxes using Stampin' Up! products.

Featured Products:

These pre-scored Square Pillow Boxes are super easy to assemble and provide the perfect base for your Valentine's treats.  Pair these with Bee Mine Designer Series Paper featuring delightful Valentine's-themed designs that add a fun touch to your treat boxes.

Watch the video tutorial for easy assembly!

Once your box is decorated to your liking, fill it with your favorite Valentine's treats!  Whether you prefer chocolates, candies, or little gifts, these treat boxes are the perfect way to package up your Valentine's Day treats with love.

With just a few simple steps and some basic crafting supplies, you can create adorable Valentine's treat boxes that are sure to delight friends, family, and loved ones. Get creative with your paper and embellishments to personalize each box to suit your recipient's taste then join us in the Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group and share your creations.