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!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Gift Ideas


Easter is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to start crafting some adorable gifts with the Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny stamp set.

One of my favorite gift ideas for Easter is creating special wraps, tags, and packaging for decorative kitchen towels. It's a simple yet thoughtful way to elevate a useful gift into something truly special. And, for those Easter treats and mini gifts, you can make this mini bag with another adorable bunny!


In last week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube, we showcased two charming projects using this cute Easter Bunny stamp set. Be sure to check out the recording below for all the inspiration!

Lisa's Inklings:
-The designer paper for the towel wrap measures 3" wide by 12" long.
-The measurements for the treat bag are as follows: Designer Paper- 6" tall x 8 1/2" wide. Score the 8 1/2" side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Score the 6" side at 1" (for bag bottom), 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".

Featured Products:
Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272]
Flowering Zinnias 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163469]
A Little Latte 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163453]

See two other projects with this adorable Easter Bunny stamp set HERE.

Ready to bring these Easter gift ideas to life? Head over to the Stampin' Up! online store to purchase the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272] and all the supplies you need to create these delightful projects. Let's make this Easter season extra memorable with handmade gifts from the heart!

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.

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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.


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 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!

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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.

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Stick Candy Holder

Stocking-stuffer-stick-candy-holderThis is an easy stocking stuffer idea for stick candy that you can make with supplies that you have at home.

This project is the Christmas re-make of a Halloween project shared earlier this year.

Here are the details for you to cut and assemble:

I hope you will try this little stocking stuffer!  Besides stick candy, you can also insert a fun pen or pencil, narrow lip gloss, nail file, or a highlighter.  If you'd like to insert something a little larger you could increase the width to 3" but keep in mind the diameter still needs to be about 1/2" x 3/4". We would love to see what you create with this idea!  Post over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook so we can all be inspired.


2023 Stampin' Up! Christmas Stocking Stuffer Lip Balm Holder

Stocking-stuffer-lip-balm-gift-holderThese Beary Cute bears want to wish some special some a very special Christmas with this Lip Balm Holder with a grapefruit-flavored Lip Balm!

This project was featured on this week's LIVE video and is one that can be made simply with little fuss.  Decorate and embellish as you wish or just let the designer paper do the work.  We know you have some in your stash, right?

Below is the link to the edited recording of the video with the assembly.  Read on for the details of this lip balm holder so that you can create your own!

Lip Balm Holder


  • Choose your designer paper first.  Then, choose one of the colors in the paper for your base.
  • Cut base card stock: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score: 2 3/8" and 3 1/8" on the 5 1/2" side.
  • Cut ribbon to 15".  Remember to attach this to the outside of the base first before adhering the designer paper.
  • Cut another piece of the same color card stock at 1" x 3".  Score at 3/4" and 2 1/4" on the 3" side.  This will be the holder for the lip balm. Adhere to the inside of the base as seen in the video before adhering designer paper.
  • Cut designer paper: (1) 3 1/4" x 1/2" wide for the spine.  Cut (2) at 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" and (2) in a coordinating pattern at 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" for the inside.
  • Embellish/decorate as desired.

Stocking-stuffer-lip-balm-holderNow you are ready to make your own! This fits nicely in a stocking and is a welcome gift during our winter months here in the Northern Hemisphere.  Comment below if you will be making one or several of these stocking stuffer lip balm holders.

Stocking Stuffer Lip Balm Holder - Facebook/YouTube Live

Gift-balm-holderWe are all super busy so I have a quick project for you! Make this easy lip balm holder with supplies that you have on hand! This makes a great stocking stuffer!
Tune in on Thursday, December 14th
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
Hope to see you then!

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Easy Slim Box for Christmas Treats and Stocking Stuffers

Easy-slim-box-christmas-treatsHere's a box idea with with a slim shape making it just right for a stocking stuffer.

Fill with candies, hand cream, hand sanitizer, pens or pencils, highlighters, votive candles...lots of possibilities!

This is a remake of a Halloween box from September.  You can see the video with the assembly on that blog post.

Easy-slim-christmas-treat-box-stocking-stufferLisa's Inklings:

Below are the supplies used on this project.  Each order placed through my online store is a vote of confidence in my passion for paper crafting. Your support for my small business fills my heart with gratitude.
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Now it's your turn! Create this slim box and post a picture over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.
Have some fun getting ready for the holiday with this project and stay tuned for more ideas coming your way here on Ink and Inspirations.

A Gift For Your Thanksgiving Host

Diy-fall-gift-packaging-autumn-leavesWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, we're sharing a spirit of gratitude with today's fun project—a fall-themed gift bag designed especially for your Thanksgiving host! Using the warm hues of our Stampin' Up! Them Bones Designer Series Paper and the exquisite Autumn Leaves Bundle, we've crafted a thoughtful gesture with a touch of seasonal charm to your expressions of thanks. Join me in the following video to witness the simple assembly process.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper 10" x 12". 
  • Score on 12" side at 2, 5 3/4", 7 3/4", 11 1/2".
  • Turn and score on 10"side at 2" and 8". 
  • Fold down the 2" on top.
  • Assemble as seen in video.

I hope you will enjoy crafting this fall-themed gift bag as much as I did! It's the perfect way to show appreciation to your Thanksgiving host and spread a little seasonal joy. Feel free to customize the design with your favorite autumn colors and patterns. Remember, it's the thoughtful, handmade touches that make the holidays truly special. Wishing you a season filled with gratitude and creativity!

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!

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2023 Blessing Box - Facebook and YouTube Live

Blessing-box-2023As we continue our #creatinggratitude movement, we will create a blessing box with mini cards to hand out on this week's Facebook and YouTube Live.

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We will be LIVE at the following times...
When: Thursday, October 5th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

We are keeping these gratitude projects simple so that you will have no trouble reproducing!

Tune in tonight for this special project.

2023 Halloween Treats - Tall Slim Box for Candy

Halloween-treats-2023-tall-slim-candy-boxAre you ready to kickstart your Halloween treat preparations?

If you're as excited about this spooky holiday as we are, you're in for a treat! Today, we're diving into a creative project featuring the Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Bundle (English) [162226] and the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. We're going to craft a tall and slim treat box that's perfect for Halloween candies and surprises.

This DIY Halloween treat box is not only fun to make but also a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your Halloween celebrations. So, gather your crafting supplies and let's get started on this tricks or treats project!

Lisa's Inklings:

Halloween-treats-2023-tall-slim-boxI don't know about you but I LOVE Reese cups but I should not eat! So, these are going to daughters and their husbands!

Here are the supplies used for today's project:

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Your DIY Halloween treat box is ready to make someone's day extra special! Share these delightful creations with friends, family, or even neighbors. It's a fantastic way to spread Halloween cheer and celebrate!

So, are you ready to get crafting? Gather your supplies, watch the video, and let your creativity flow. With the Stampin' Up! Tricks and Treats Bundle and the Them Bones Designer Series Paper, you can make Halloween extra special and memorable for everyone involved with this tall and slim treat box for candy. Happy crafting!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Treat Bag and a Fun Fold Card

Get ready for more Halloween fun as we dive into two exciting projects for Halloween Treats Week 2023!

In this video tutorial, you'll discover how to craft a delightful treat bag with ease and explore a playful fun fold that's bound to bring joy to recipients of all ages. Our star players for these projects are none other than the Stampin' Up! Tricks & Treats Bundle and the spooky-chic Them Bones Designer Series Paper. Let's get creative and make this Halloween extra special with some ghoulishly good treats!

As you see, the treat bag goes together quickly with the die.  The height can be adjusted by using the zig-zag die within the collection.

Halloween-premiere-treat-bagThe fun fold requires some diagonal scores and one diagonal cut. Let's take a look at the dimensions.

Card Base: 7 1/2" x 4".  Score at 2 1/2" and 5". Diagonally score from 2 1/2" score to the lower left corner and from the top right corner to the lower end of the 5" scored line.

Designer Paper: Cut 2 1/4" x 3 3/4". Cut diagonally in half starting from the right top corner of 2 1/4"  to the lower left corner.

Basic White: 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" for the inside of the card.



It's such a cute fun fold!2023-fun-fold-card-halloweenNow it's your turn to try!  Once you make this fun fold card, email me with a photo!  I would love to see your creations!

Stay tuned for one more Halloween treat packaging idea for Halloween Treats Week!  Tune in to YouTube at 11 AM ET, 10 AM CT, 9 AM MT, 8 AM PT tomorrow, September 16th!