2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #3

2022-stampin-up-halloween-gnome-towelWe are switching it up a bit this week for the third in a series of 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects!  This time we are looking at a cute wrap for a gift for the "young at heart".

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am always looking for cute seasonal towels or towels that coordinate with our Stampin' Up! stamp sets or bundles.  Our daughter, Kristen, has a good eye for trends, too, and she picked up a couple of gnome-themed towels at TJ Maxx last week.

These tags are simple to make and take a simple gift and turn it into something special.  Below is a different towel with three little gnomes embroidered along the bottom.

2022-halloween-stampin-up-gnome-giftLet's take a look to see how simple it is and I encourage you to try it, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Scraps of Basic Black, Petal Pink, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Basic White
  • Basic Black - 2-1/2 x 6
  • Gingham Cottage DSP - 2-1/4 x 5-3/4

Stampin-up-2022-halloween-gnomeHere is the list of Supplies used on this project.  Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.


2022-halloween-3Now it's your turn!  Find a cute towel and create a gift wrap tag like this one in the third project in our 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series and share it on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook!


2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #2

Halloween-2-2022Let's start off the week with the second project in our 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series!

This week, we will make a nice-sized treat bag that can hold gifts for any occasion with a quick change of image and sentiment.

Once again, we searched the dollar store for a fun treat we know our granddaughters will enjoy. 

2022-stampin-up-halloween-wk-2Let's take a look at the how-to for this second project in our 2022 Halloween Series... (And, if you missed it, check out Episode 1!)

Lisa's Inklings:

Best-witchesThese are the cutest little gals!  Don't you just love their expressions?

Here is the shopping list for this cute Halloween project. Just click the links to see the products in my Online Store. I would love to serve you as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!


  • There are just two more days left of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration!!!  See all you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order HERE.
  • My second 2022 Christmas Card Online Card Class ordering period will begin soon! Watch for details and dates.  Get the card kits FREE with a qualifying order!
  • My last email of the month goes out tomorrow.  If you're not on the list, sign up now!

Now it's your turn to try this cute treat bag from my 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects so shop now and start creating!


2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #1

Halloween-1It's time for the first in a series of 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects from Ink and Inspirations!

This first project is a small pouch with a fun gift.  I searched the dollar store for fun little gifts four our granddaughters and found some cute items that will work and they will love!


Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

2022-stampin-up-halloween-1aThis pack of little window clings from Dollar Tree was easily cut apart from a big sheet.  Three of these fit just right into the pouch.

Here is the supply list for this Halloween 2022 project:

Scary-cute-bundleDon't you love the cuteness of this bundle?  It has the perfect title.  It's a combination of scary and cute!


It's your turn now to create for Halloween with this idea from my 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series!



YouTube Premiere- Kit Together with Lisa and a Guest Card Maker

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Join Lisa on Thursday evening for a YouTube Premiere and for a Kit Together with a guest cardmaker!

Visit the link below to set a reminder to see the video when it premieres. Sign in to your Google account so we can chat!

Go there now to set a reminder!

***Please note later time!

Thursday, June 23, 10 PM ET, 9 PM CT, 8 PM MT, 7 PM PT

See you this evening on YouTube!

Makeover Magic #4 - Mini Gift Bag or Gift Card Holder for the 2022 Graduate

YouTube Thumbnail-Magic(3)This 4th edition of Makeover Magic is a Gift Bag or Gift Card Holder for your 2022 Graduate.  The original was made for a thank you gift but the size is just right for cash, gift cards, or a little gift.

Mini-bag-gift-card-holder-graduate-2022The makeover version uses the beautiful new Texture Chic 12" X 12"  Specialty Designer Series Paper [158808] from the new annual catalog along with the dies from All That Dies [159078] and the sentiment from Celebrating You Cling Stamp Set (English) [158028].  There wasn't one piece of gold foil in my stash so the punched stems are gold embossed to coordinate with the other elements of the bag.

Let's take a look at the video so you can make one today!

Mini Gift Bag or Gift Card Holder for the 2022 Graduate

Lisa's Inklings:
Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper [158808] is cut 6 x 8-1/2.
8-1/2" side is scored at 3,4,7, and 8.
6" side is scored at 1, 4-1/2, 5-1/2. 
The 1" will be the bottom of the bag.
Petal Pink Cardstock [146985] is cut 3x 3 to die-cut.
Basic White Cardstock [159276] is cut 4 x 5 for die-cut for sentiment and punched pieces.

Gift-card-holder-graduate-2022A little color was added to the sentiment with a Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [154893]

Here are the supplies used for today's project.   I would be happy to have you pick up this stamp set and other supplies from me! Just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home right away! Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Gift-card-holder-bag-graduate-2022Don't you love the simplicity of this little bag?  And, by switching up the patterned paper and sentiment, you can use it for almost any occasion when giving a small gift, cash, or gift cards.

Comment below with how you will use your bag and thank you so much for tuning in today for this version of Makeover Magic and a mini gift bag or gift card holder for the 2022 Graduate.

2022 Stampin' Up! Easter Friends Mini Rectangular Basket

2022-easter-friends-mini-rectangular-box-basketEaster 2022 is just around the corner so here's a Stampin' Up! Easter Friends mini rectangular basket for you to make!

The little critters in this Easter Friends stamp set are super adorable yet very life-like.  Here's a card that was made with the cute bunny from the set.  And, here's a close-up look at this little chick.


How about we take a look at the video for today's project with this cute rectangular basket.  Then read on for some details so that you can make these yourself!

Lisa's Inklings:

If you want to try mini rectangular Easter Basket with these same items, click on any product link below to order and have it shipped directly to your home.
Thank you so much for shopping with me. I am honored for you to choose me as your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I will work hard to keep you inspired to use your Stampin’ Up! supplies!

Shop Online with Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up!Use the current host code above and receive a FREE gift for your order of $50 or more as a thank you from me. 


Now that you have read this post and watched the video for this 2022 Easter Friends Mini Rectangular Basket, share it with your crafty friends on social media.

DIY Home Decór with Paper Crafting

Honeybee-Home-tag-card-1This may look like a really pretty springtime card made with paper crafting supplies but how about using part of it as an element of a DIY home decór project?

In last week's YouTube Premiere, this was one of our projects featured as a card and then as an element on the popular tiered trays that are so trendy right now.

In the YouTube video, you will see the how-to for this card and then how it's used on a tiered tray with some other elements created with Stampin' Up! supplies.  Let's take a look!

Details for the Honeybee Home Card:

Honeybee-Home-card-tagNow, if you watched the video above through the end, you saw how the tag element from the card above was used.  These tiered trays are so much fun to style and can be changed out for any and every occasion.

Honeybee-Home-Tiered-TrayIt was so much fun putting this piece together.  Keep an eye out for elements that you can use for whatever them you wish.  Notice the banner created with the Playful Alphabet Dies that are on the Last Chance List and will not be available much longer.  These alpha dies are just the right size for projects like this one and for card fronts.  These are a steal for the discounted price of $27.20!

If you want to try creating DIY home decór with these same items, click on any image below to order and have it shipped directly to your home.

Product List

Now that you've read this post, plan your tiered tray display and DIY home decor and shop for the paper crafting supplies that you will need.

Makeover Magic #2 - Handmade Gift Box

Makeover-magic-handmade-gift-box-2Today's project is a makeover of a handmade gift box from a previously recorded video tutorial. 

The original project was created and shared a few months ago as a holiday or hostess gift.  I love packaging tea towels or kitchen towels with our pretty Stampin' Up! goodies and making the presentation really special.  We've all heard of the adage, "presentation is everything",  and as paper crafters, we like to think that is most certainly true!

Here is the original project below. Notice the tag on the "makeover" is adhered to the box front rather than hanging from the ribbon wrap as pictured below. 

Magid2-handmade-gift-bagLet's take a look at the video below for the how-to.

Handmade Gift Box

Here are some quick details for this handmade gift box.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Designer Series Paper [159982]is cut 8-1/2 x 12.
  • Score at 2, 5-3/4, 7-3/4, and 11-1/2 on the long side.
  • Score at 2" on both ends of 8-1/2" side for top and bottom.
  • The top will be turned to the inside for support.
  • The bottom will be cut as shown in the video to form the box bottom.


If you're curious about the towels that are used for these projects, I really love the Pioneer Woman brand towels and I have also used towels from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics.  You can see another of these towel packaging projects HERE.

If you're ready to create this project yourself, you can find the supplies listed below.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored if you chose to order from me.  Each order from my online store allows me to continue to share with you.  Thank you for your support of my business.

Now that you've seen how you can make a handmade gift box for a special presentation, visit the online store to get your supplies!

Another DIY Calendar with Stampin' Up! Brilliant Rainbow Dies

DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-upOn this rainy Monday in Southeast Texas,  here's another project and DIY Calendar with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies [157726] .

I've been keeping my granddaughter comfy and entertained since she was a little under the weather today and stayed home from pre-school.  Consequently, this post is coming to you much later than usual.

Rainbow-of-happiness-DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-upThe Brilliant Rainbow Dies [157726] shine on this project.  I love creating so many different colors of rainbows. The designer paper, Sunshine & Rainbows, can be earned for FREE with a purchase of at least $50 before tax and shipping.  Why? Because it is Sale-A-Bration time through February 28th.

Make This DIY Calendar

If you'd like to create a calendar like this one, you can see the base construction HERE.
Here is the supply list for this project...

If you'd like to know where I purchased the calendars, e-mail me and I will send you the link.

DIY-desk-calendar-stampin-up-rainbow-of-happinessDon't miss out on Sale-A-Bration where you can earn this awesome Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [158126] for FREE.  It's colorful with great prints including but not exclusively rainbows and can be used with so many projects.  Need a bright, cheery look for a birthday card?  Want to send some happy mail to someone "just because"?...got you covered with this one.  It's FREE with a $50 purchase now during Sale-A-Bration!

Thanks for checking in today!  It's not too late to make a colorful DIY Calendar like this one with the Brilliant Rainbow Dies.

Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings-of-home-premiere.youtube-thumbnailLet's take a look at the two projects from my YouTube Premiere made with the new Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating dies.  This is a beautiful new combo and I know you're going to love it!

Here's a pretty card with the images all in black and white.


The next project is a great little calendar for your desk.

Diy-desk-calendar-2022Let's take a look at the video with the how-to for both projects...

Two Projects with Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home

Blessings Of Home Bundle (English) [157939]

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [121045]

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [102482]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper [155426]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon [156485]

Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]

Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels [146924]

Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653]

Mini Glue Dots [103683]

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

The list above includes the supplies for the card.

Here are the calendar supplies:

This Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939] is my featured bundle for the month and after your purchase of this bundle, you will receive a PDF tutorial via email with 11 beautiful card-making projects and instructions.
If you purchase the bundle by Monday evening, January 10th, you will also receive the kits to create these two projects in the mail from me!

Blessings of Home SpecialOrder your Blessings Of Home Bundle [157939]now to create these two projects and receive your PDF with 11 card ideas and the kits to make these two projects! Offer for the kits ends January 10, 2022, at Midnight Central Time.

Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmasWe are getting closer and closer to Christmas Day and I have another video for our Countdown to Christmas series with a video featuring my husband, Jackie, gift wrapping with our 12 x 12 patterned paper.

There were a few little gifts that I thought would be really pretty in some of our Christmas-themed patterned paper from our current 2021 Mini Catalog.

Featured here are the Painted Christmas 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper [156292] and Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281].

Here's the video so you can see Jackie's process!

Gift Wrapping with 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

If you have some little gifts, try using your 12 x 12 patterned paper to wrap!  Use some ribbon to add a soft touch!Gift-wrapping-with-patterned-paper-2021-christmas


Here is the listing of products used today:
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156292]
Sweet Stockings 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [156281]

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box [153069]

Paper Trimmer [152392]

Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2'' Metallic Ribbon [156312]

Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Ruffled Ribbon [156323]

Thanks for tuning in for Jackie's gift wrapping with 12 x 12 patterned paper in our 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas series and I'll see you tomorrow with one more quick tip.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown- Gift -Box

Here's another 2021 Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas project with a DIY Gift Box.  It is my hope that these projects that have been shared this week will make things just a bit easier for you.  If you've missed the other projects, you can catch those at these links below:

Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

Project #4

I don't know about you but many times I am scurrying around looking for a box.  Boxes are just too hard to store but these are fun to make and will work for many gifts. This is a great pattern to keep on hand and it is super simple.  It is 6" square and 3" deep.  You could even fold an adult-size t-shirt to fit inside.

Here's the video then you will want to "dig through" all that 12 x 12 paper that you have been saving ;) to create these!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Box

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of 12 x 12 paper. 
  • Score both at 3" on all 4 sides.
  • Cut two tabs off one side of the top as shown in the video.
  • Adhere the one long tab to the outside of the back of the box bottom. (see video)
  • Tie with ribbon and add a tag!

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-box-3If you can use this idea and do make one of these boxes, leave a comment below and let me know!

I hope to be back next Monday and Tuesday with a couple of ideas for you!  Thanks for tuning in for the fifth in my series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with this DIY Gift Box.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket


The next in the series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a Hot Chocolate Pocket that debuted on my YouTube Premiere this evening. This project could also be used as a gift card or cash holder.

I hope you have been enjoying this series of holiday projects and it has helped solve some crafting needs as we get closer to Christmas.

This is such a fun project and different from most cocoa mix pouches.  And, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] and coordinating Love You More Than Dies [152698] can be used at any time of year.

Here's the video in case you missed the premiere!
Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-chocolate-1Here are the supplies used in the video:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-choc-2Have you seen the other Countdown to Christmas Projects? If not, you can see those HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and next, I will share another packaging idea!  For the next Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 project, you will need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock or one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper...see you then!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-gift-bagHappy Wednesday and welcome to our third project in my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 with the nice size DIY Christmas gift bag!

Our designer (patterned) paper is really beautiful and perfect for making these bags.  As soon as I finished this one, our granddaughter, Mia, wanted to fill it with little treasures.

I really should make several of these right now!  It never fails that a couple of days before Christmas, I am scurrying around trying to find a bag just this size for a last-minute gift.


Here's the video tutorial so you can see just how easy it is to assemble.

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- DIY Gift Bag

Lisa's Inklings:


Here is the listing of products seen in the video:

Now that you have all the information to create this bag, look through your designer papers and find pairs that you can use make some, too.  I think I'll do the same thing to make a few more because I know that I will need them!

If you've missed the first two countdown projects, here is #1 and here is #2!

I hope you enjoyed the third of my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas and this DIY Gift Bag and I'll see you tomorrow for my YouTube Premiere at 6 PM Central!