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.

Where: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations
or YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/LisaBrownInk

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:

Product List

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!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Cute and Not So Spooky Frankenstein


No need to fear this Frankenstein! He's as cute as a button and the third in our Halloween Treats Week series here on Ink and Inspirations.

The Tricks & Treats Bundle, along with a black and white print from the Stampin' Up! Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper, makes a great pair. And, you can use this idea with any candy bar or rectangular-shaped spooky treat! Get the how-to in today's video tutorial..

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Zoo Crew DSP: 9" x 5 1/2"
  • Glorious Gingham in Lemon Lime Twist: 1 x 6
  • Gorgeous Grape CS: 3 x 4 for circle punch.
  • Basic White: 4 x 4 to stamp and die cut Frankenstein.
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS: 2 x 3 to stamp and cut apart Trick or Treat sentiment.

Easy-halloween-treat-wrapI found these Frankenstein Peeps at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Old Country Store but these are also available on Amazon.

Here is the list of supplies used for this candy wrap. 

Get ready to surprise your friends and family with this adorable Frankenstein Halloween treat idea. It's the perfect addition to your Halloween celebrations, and with the Tricks & Treats Bundle, it's easy to put together. Stay tuned for more spooky and creative ideas as Halloween Treats Week continues here on Ink and Inspirations. Happy crafting, and may your Halloween be filled with treats and fun!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Bag for Boxed Candy


Get Ready for Spooky Fun with this Halloween Treat Bag!

If you're looking for a bag that can hold plenty of treats or a movie theater-sized box of candy, you're in for a treat! Welcome to the second edition of Halloween Treats Week on Ink and Inspirations.

With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning your treat-giving strategy. And what better way to share some spooky sweetness than with a handmade treat bag?

Here's what you'll need:

  • A simple "trick-or-treat" sentiment stamp from the Tricks & Treats stamp set.
  • A ready-made panel from the Them Bones Designer Series Paper.

Putting it Together:

  1. Start by selecting a festive piece from the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. The spooky designs are perfect for Halloween!

  2. Stamp a playful "trick-or-treat" sentiment using the Tricks & Treats stamp set. The stamp set provides you with some fun and spooky images to make your treat bags even more special.

  3. Assemble your treat bag with ease, and you're ready to fill it up with Halloween goodies!

If you'd like to see the step-by-step, watch the video and you'll be ready to start creating!

This Halloween treat bag is not only a handy way to carry your Halloween treats but also a delightful gift in itself. Share some spooky joy with your friends and family this Halloween season.

Lisa's Inkling:

  • Them Bones DSP: 12" x 9"
  • Score the 12" side: 1 3/4", 5 3/4", 7 1/2", 11 1/2"
  • Score the 9" side: 1 3/4" (bottom) and 8 1/4" (top)
  • Basic Black: 5" x 3 1/8"to back the panel.
  • Stamp "trick or treat" in Memento Black ink.
  • Ribbon: 12"


Get these from the Online Store so you'll have what you need to make these cute bags:
Tricks & Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [162223]

Them Bones 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [162215]

Stay tuned for more creative and fun Halloween treat packaging ideas here on Ink and Inspirations. We've got plenty of tricks and treats up our sleeves to make this Halloween extra special!

2023 Halloween Treats Week - Stick Candy Pocket


Get ready for some spook-tacular crafting as we kick off this exciting week on Ink and Inspirations. Today's project is a Halloween-themed treat pocket that's perfect for stick candy or a slim gift.

We're featuring the Tricks & Treats stamp set, which includes fun and eerie images to add that spooky touch to your Halloween creations. In this project, you'll see a simply stamped haunted house in classic black ink.

For that extra dash of Halloween magic, we've chosen the Them Bones Designer Series Paper. Its eerie and whimsical designs are just what you need to wrap up those delightful treats.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial so you can create this spooky treat, too!

Lisa's Inklings:
-DSP: 8 3/4 x 2. Score 1/2" from each side with the 2" side on top. Turn and score from the top at 4 3/4".
-Pumpkin Pie: 4 x 4 piece to punch and stamp image.
-Ribbon: 12"Halloween-treat-2023-stick-candy



Here are the supplies used for this Halloween treat.  Let me know if you have questions or if I can help you!
Product List

Stay tuned for more wickedly fun Halloween crafting ideas throughout the week. Don't miss out on the fun and creativity!

Easy Open Top Gift Box with the One Horse Open Sleigh Suite

Sleigh-boxWelcome to our latest crafting adventure! Today, we're once again diving into the world of holiday crafting with the awesome One Horse Open Sleigh Suite with an open-top DIY gift box.

Get ready to embrace the festive spirit as this video tutorial guides you through creating this sweet and simple open-top gift box that perfectly complements this suite's theme. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, this project is bound to add a touch of yuletide magic to your crafting collection of ideas.

Take a look at this video tutorial and you'll have the "recipe" to create this gift box!


Here is the list of supplies used for this gift box in the video:

Lisa's Inklings:
Box: Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [122924] 8 1/2" x 10 3/8".
Score on the short side at 1 3/8" from each side.  Turn and score at 4 1/2" and 5 7/8" on the long side.
One Horse Open Sleigh 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [162118]: Cut "strategically" to make the most of the scene.  The final cut needs to equal 5 3/4" x 4 5/8".

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]: Strip to cut your sleigh. (Approx. 3" x 5 1/2")

It's not too early to start your crafting plans for the holidays so you'll want to save this information to create this DIY gift box to surprise and delight your family and friends this Christmas season!


Easy Gift Pouch and Tag with Patterned Paper Video Tutorial

Easy-gift-pouch-and-tagWe all can use easy packaging ideas so today's project is an easy gift pouch and tag tutorial.

You can use any patterned paper for this project but this one highlights our August Product Spotlight, the Les Shoppes Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Take a look at the video tutorial below and see how easy it is!

Lisa's Inklings:
-Basic directions for the pouch that will hold a 5" x 7 1/2" paperback book or other small gifts or treats.
-12 x 12 piece of patterned paper.
-Score 1" down from what will be the top of the bag.
-Fold over one side to across the middle of the 12 x 12 sheet as seen in the video.
-Fold over the opposite side so that it overlaps to adhere.
-Fold up the bottom at approx. 2".  Fold and cut as seen in the video.
-Create a tag as desired with Tailor-Made Tags Dies [155563].


Here are the supplies used for this project.
If you purchase the
Les Shoppes 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [161322] by Monday, August 14th, you will receive a special video tutorial and project sheet.  Details HERE.

I'm so excited about this designer paper!

You'll LOVE all of the great, creative possibilities using this collection of papers and a sentiment from the stamp set of your choice.

Don't forget!  I will send you my FREE Les Shoppes Slider Card Video Tutorial and Project Sheet ($15 value) as a special Thank You if you order this product online by the end of the day, August 14th.

Click here to order!
Then, get ready to create some fabulous projects like this easy gift pouch and tag!

Fourth of July Crafts for Your Celebrations

Fourth-of-july-door-decorAre you ready for some Fourth of July crafts that you can make in minutes?  We have you covered! Dig through your stash for your red, white, and blue "stuff" and get ready!

Today's two projects were featured in our LIVE this week on Facebook and YouTube.

Let's look at the replay of the video then read on for some details to help you get these together to make your home Fourth of July festive!

Lisa's Inklings:
Hanging Decor-

Cut two pieces of patterned paper at 3 1/2" x 6". 
Cut the same size chipboard or use the backing from the designer paper pack at 3 1/2" x 6".
For border: Two pieces of Real Red cardstock at 1" x 6" for the borders.
Basic White and Foam Adhesive Sheet: 1 3/4" x 4 1/4".
10" of red, white, and blue ribbon.  (3) red, (2) white, and (2) blue.

Treat Cone-

  • Blue patterned paper: 4 x 4
  • Basic White and Real Red for any punches or die cuts to embellish.


See how simple and super cute!  Your children and grandchildren will love it! Raid your crafting stash for red, white, and blue goodies, and in no time, you'll have festive decor to celebrate America's big day. 

Easy Easter Treat or Gift Bag

Easter-bunny-treat-bag-1Today's project is an easy Easter Treat or Gift Bag using Designer Series Paper.

One of my goals is to provide instructions for ideas to use your patterned paper.  Last week, we made a simple card design that proved to be very popular. If you haven't tried it,  get the details HERE and give it a go!

With Easter being just a couple of weeks away, this little bag will come in handy for you.  It's small enough to tuck in a basket and large enough to hold a little gift.

Whether you make these for your own children's or grandchildren's Easter baskets or to share with neighbors and friends, creating your own bags adds a personal touch that can't be matched.

One of the benefits of making your own treat or gift bags is the ability to customize them to your liking. You can choose the colors and patterns, and embellish the bags to suit your personal style and to surprise and delight your little ones.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to so you can gather your supplies and get started!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for the project in the video...

Product List

Making these little bags using a 1/2 sheet of 12 x 12 paper is a great way to make use of your patterned paper.   You can even partially assemble these ahead of time and store flat in a drawer or box.


But perhaps the greatest benefit of all is the joy that comes from giving something handmade with love. It shows your children or grandchildren that you care enough to take the time and effort to create something special just for them. And as you see the smiles on their faces, you'll know that your handmade treat or gift bag is a blessing for them and for you!

Now that you've watched this video and are ready to make some of these little bags, visit the Online Store designer paper section and order some beautiful patterned paper today!

Easter Bunny Tent Fold Treat Holder Video Tutorial

Easter-bunny-tent-fold-treatWith Easter less than a month away, you will be seeing some fun projects like this Easter Bunny tent fold treat holder.  I really enjoy making these little projects for our granddaughters and little friends.

The Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set [160272] is precious for these types of projects.  Don't let the unavailability of the Bunny Punch keep you from purchasing the stamp set on its own.  The bunnies are easy enough to fussy cut and are so much fun to color!

Here's the video followed by some details so that you can make one (or, a bunch) of this little treat!

Lisa's Inklings:

Easter-bunny-tent-fold-treat-2Here is the supply list for this project:


It's a huge support when you shop with me and allows me to be able to continue sharing with you!  Thank you for your consideration in shopping with me.

Now that you've read this post, give this Easter Bunny Tent Fold Treat Holder a try and share your photo on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class to Go---Last Chance!

Class to Go

TODAY is the last day to make a qualifying order to receive a class packet for the two Easter Bunny projects!

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  • March Madness Bonus: Receive a Lucky Shamrock Charm with your order.
  • Order must be placed by the end of the day TODAY, March 13, 2022.

To complete these projects, you will need basic tools, adhesives, ink, and stamps.


Here's another card made with the Easter Bunny stamp set.


The Picture This Dies [155559] are fun to use with little faces!


Shop now to get the cute project pack for these two projects and be sure to stay tuned Facebook, YouTube, and here on the blog for more Easter projects!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class to Go


Today I wanted to share the projects made in yesterday's LIVE for the Easter Bunny Class to Go. 

Here's a quick and clean video of the project assembly!

Want to get the class packets for this project for FREE for the Easter Bunny Class? 

  • Place a qualifying order and receive a class packet to make both projects.
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  • Host Code: 69D4P2QG
  • Dates: March 9th – 13th, 2023

    1. Place a MINIMUM $35 Order and receive the class packet for the Easter Bunny Class
    2. March Madness Bonus: Receive a Lucky Shamrock Charm as a gift from me with your qualifying order. (Minimum $35 purchase)
    3. Minimums are the total before tax and shipping.


Easter-Bunny-Box Lucky-shamrock-charmGet your Lucky Shamrock Charm along with your class packet!

Lisa's Inklings for Slim Tent Card:

  • Back Base: 2 3/4 x5 1/2.
  • Folded Card Base: 2 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White and two prints of DSP: 2 x 5 1/4
  • Die cut or label for the main image

Products for Slim Tent Card:

Lisa's Inklings for Basket:

  • Card stock for box: 6 1/2 x 7 1/4.
  • Score 6 1/2  side at 1 1/4 and 5 1/4.
  • Score 7 1/4 side at 3 and 4 1/4.
  • Handle: 1 x 6
  • DSP: (2) 3 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White and coordinating card stock scrap for die-cut or punched circles.

Products for Easter Bunny Basket:

Place your qualifying order by the end of the day on Monday, March 13, 2023 to get this Easter Bunny Class Packet and Lucky Shamrock Charm!