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For the 2024 Graduate- A Card for Cash with Stampin' Up! Tune In


Graduation season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the Class of 2024 than with a handcrafted card designed to hold some cash for the new graduate?

The charm of the vintage-style Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] makes it both eye-catching and fun. Today, we’re excited to share a quick video tutorial that will inspire you to create this card to hold some cash for that special senior in your life.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Base:  Cut card stock to 6 1/2" x 9". Score at 3" and 6 1/4".
  • Basic White layer: (2) 6 1/4" x 2 3/4", plus 3 x 4 to stamp and die cut TV, and a 1/2" strip for the sentiment.
  • Designer Paper: 6" x 2 1/2"
  • A scrap of Daffodil Delight to die-cut electrical bolts.


Celebrate your graduating relatives and friends by creating this cash holder with the charming, retro style of the Tuned In Bundle.  Find it here in the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! City Sights Kit

Create stunning all-occasion cards with the City Sights Kit, featuring artistic cityscape designs in sophisticated neutral colors.
With its masculine charm, the City Sights Kit is perfect whether you wish someone a happy birthday or send a friendly note.
The video featuring this kit will premiere at our LIVE stream time.

You may watch it on YouTube or Facebook.

Thursday, May 30th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
Tune in and see this great kit!

Movie Night! Movie Night! Tuned In Treat Box


In last week's LIVE video, I crafted a delightful treat box using the versatile Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] from Stampin' Up!

This project was designed with my special granddaughters in mind and it's super easy to make. However, I made a few wrong cuts along the way, so be sure to watch this part of the video carefully to get it right the first time! Tune in to see how you can create this adorable box and share some crafty love with your loved ones.

The video will begin with the making of this treat box.

Lisa's Inklings for the Movie Night Treat Box:

  • Cut card stock 7" x 6".
  • Score 1 1/2" from each end on 7" side.
  • Score 2" from each end on 6" side.
  • Cut slits up to the intersecting score on the score marks on both 7" sides. (The long side!)
  • Assemble the box as seen in the video.
  • Designer paper: (2) 3 3/4"(wide) x 1 3/4" (tall).
  • The Mini Alphabet Dies [162934] and Adhesive Sheets [152334] add the finishing touch to this project!

Tuned-in-stamp setThe Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] has these vintage images that bring back so many memories.

Celebrate your friends and family with the charming, retro style of the Tune In Stamp Set! This set opens up so many possibilities with these delightful images and sentiments that work perfectly together. Imagine creating a nostalgic scene with the TV screen and adding fun elements either inside or around it. Someone even suggested adding a photo of a loved one in the TV screen area! Add a playful touch by pairing inside and outside greetings, or get creative by using one of the smaller images repeatedly to design a unique background for your card front. Whether you're wishing someone a happy birthday or sending a cheerful note, the Tune In Bundle (English) [163637]with the stamp set and coordinating dies have you covered with lots of options.

Get yours today in the Online Store and start creating and making special memories!

End of May Giveaway!

Edited, June 1, 2024:  Congratulations to Joanne Rendell, the Mystery Prize Package Giveaway winner!

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We are on the road again so how about another giveaway?

Two ways to enter the drawing for a surprise prize package from my studio stash...$35 Value!

1.) Place an order of $25 or more before shipping and tax by 11:00 PM (CDT), Thursday, May 30th, and be entered into a drawing for the surprise prize package. Must use Host Code: ZZDUXGQU

2.) Leave a comment on this blog post below for a chance, (or, an additional chance) to be entered into the drawing!

Drawing will be June 1st and posted here on this blog post and on Facebook.

Using Stampin' Up! Adhesive Sheets


Have you tried Stampin' Up! Adhesive Sheets yet? If not, you’re in for a treat! In today’s video, we will show you just how easy it is to use these versatile sheets. With step-by-step instructions, you’ll see how the Adhesive Sheets make crafting a breeze, especially with those small die-cut pieces.

In the video, see the demonstration using the Adhesive Sheets with the Mini Alphabet Dies. You can create perfectly adhered letters without any mess. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, you'll want to take a look at this video.

Don't miss out on the convenience and precision of Stampin' Up! Adhesive Sheets. Head over to the online store and grab your Adhesive Sheets today!

Make A Card with a Message of Faith, Hope, and Love

You-are-beautiful-pink-cardSo faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Send a message of faith, hope, and love with this card made with this beautiful verse from Proverbs.  The You Are Beautiful Cling Stamp Set (English) [163704] is quickly becoming a much-loved set in my collection.  The elegant script of the verse can stand alone with many patterned papers that might be in your stash.

Here are some details so you can create this card, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

With the You Are Beautiful Cling Stamp Set,  you're not just stamping words onto paper; you're sending beams of positivity and love straight into the hearts of your loved ones.  Order yours today and send a message of faith, hope, and love.

Mystery Reward Event!

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It's a Mystery!

Place an order in my Online Store using my Host Code: ZZDUXGQU and receive an entry into a drawing for a FREE stamp set of your choice! Get 1 entry for each $25 in product purchased!

  • U.S. addresses only.
  • Order must be placed by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
  • Winner may choose any current Stampin' Up! stamp set. (Subject to availability.)
  • Winner will be notified via email with specifics!  It could be you!
    ***If your order totals $75 or more, get FREE shipping when you place your order on Tuesday, May 21st!

Shop HERE using my Host Code: ZZDUXGQU!


Fun Fold Card and Gift Bag with Stampin' Up! You Are Beautiful


The You Are Beautful stamp set is so versatile with its lovely sentiments and simple graphics to use as accents.  In this post, take a look at the two projects highlighted in this week's LIVE video.

Project 1: Simple Fun Fold Card

In the replay of our LIVE video, you'll discover how to create a charming simple fun fold card that's guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. We used the gorgeous designer paper from the Wildly Flowering collection. Pairing this beautiful paper with the leafy stem stamp from the "You Are Beautiful" set adds a touch of nature-inspired elegance to the card. It's a great combination that's both easy to make and visually appealing!


Project 2: DIY Gift Bag with Hand-Stamped Tag

We also showcased a fun DIY gift bag project perfect for any occasion. With just a few simple supplies, you can create a personalized gift bag with a hand-stamped tag with an uplifting message from the "You Are Beautiful" Stamp Set. It's the perfect way to add a heartfelt touch to your gifts and show your loved ones how much they mean to you.

You-are-beautiful-LIVE-bagHere's the recording of our LIVE so you can see how to assemble these two projects!

Feeling inspired?  Don't wait another moment! Visit my Online Store today to purchase the "You Are Beautiful" Stamp Set and spread love and joy with your creations. Your loved ones will treasure your handmade works of he{art} made with this beautiful stamp set!

Send A Card with an Inspirational Message {Video}

You-are-beautiful-lilyAs cardmakers, we know the right words can make the biggest impact. 

When creating a handmade card, we do so with love, support, faith, and encouragement. The You Are Beautiful stamp set has simple images combined with an inspirational verse and uplifting sentiments for sending an inspirational message.

Today, we are sharing a quick video so you can create your own!

With the You Are Beautiful stamp set, you'll be ready to create cards that will lift spirits and spread smiles.  Get yours today in my Online Store!

Graduation or Recital Card with Stampin' Up! You Are Beautiful

Shining-light-you-are-beautifulThis week on Ink and Inspirations, we will spotlight the new You Are Beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

When I first looked through the catalog, this stamp set was added to my must-have list.  The sentiments clinched it for me!  The verse from Proverbs and the sentiment used on today's card are favorites.

With it being graduation and recital season, this shining light sentiment is perfectly paired with the colorful Full of Life Designer Series Paper.  This color burst image was trimmed down to fit the front of the card base with Crushed Curry being the color of choice for the card stock.


The designer paper that covers the front of the card base in from the Full of Life collection.  The patterns and colors in this set of papers  are amazing.  This "burst of color" design was trimmed down from the 6 " x 6" piece to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I trimmed a little from each side to center the burst and get it down to size.

The sentiment is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on a Basic White Stylish Shapes circle with another in Crushed Curry as the mat.  Our Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch.

This card would be suitable for a graduate or even for a sweet note for those children or grandchildren participating in a end of year recital. 

Mark your calendars to join us for our Thursday morning LIVE stream on Facebook or YouTube!  We will be creating with the You Are Beautiful set.  Join us at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT.  See you then!


Two Cards with Stampin' Up! Country Flowers

Today's projects were created during this week's LIVEstream on Facebook and YouTube featuring the beautiful Stampin' Up! Country Floral Bundle. 

Oh my goodness...these images are so much fun to color with Stampin' Blends.  These alcohol markers make it so easy to create your own little work of art.


Get your favorite cold drink or a cup of tea or coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy the replay below.

Lisa's Inklings for the Slim Tent Fun Fold:

  • Card Base is 2 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".
  • The back single layer of card stock is cut 2 3/4" x 5 1/2".  Choose a contrasting color from the folded base.
  • Cut 2 pieces of designer paper- 2" x 5 1/4". 
  • The label or punch can be larger than your base as long as it's not wider than 4 1/4".  On this card, the die-cut measures 2 5/8" x 4".




Don't miss your chance to create some great projects with the charming Country Flowers Bundle! Whether you're an experienced crafter or just beginning your creative journey, this versatile stamp set is sure to spark your imagination. Head over to my online store and add this must-have bundle to your collection today.  Bring these beautiful blooms to life on your cards and projects!

Country Flowers Card for a Friend

Country-flowers-friend-videoWith each exciting launch of a new Stampin' Up! Catalog, I'm always on the lookout for that one special stamp set that I just can't wait to color with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. And this time, it's the stunning Country Flowers Bundle (English) [163411] that grabbed my attention!

Today, I'm thrilled to showcase this awesome stamp set in our latest video tutorial.


Lisa's Inklings:


See more with this beautiful bundle on our LIVE stream this week! 
Tune in on Thursday, May 9th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.

Get ready to add some floral charm to your crafting projects with the Country Flowers Bundle!  This versatile stamp set is sure to inspire endless creativity. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring these beautiful blooms to life on your cards and projects. Head on over to my online store now to purchase the Country Flowers Bundle today!

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There's A New Catty In Town

Catalog-walk-thruThere's a new catty in town and tonight on a Livestream, we will have a walk-through to look at all the new goodies and celebrate some returning ones!

Join us tonight LIVE!

Tune in on Wednesday, May 1st
8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.