A Back to School Project and Christmas In July!

Back-to-school-fbThis week on Craft & Chat with Lisa on Facebook (Thursday), I will be sharing a fun back-to-school project that you'll want to make for your kids and grandkids then Thursday evening, it's Christmas in July!  We will be creating two Christmas cards...one with a very fancy fold!

Please join us!

Facebook Live- Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown

Thursday: 1 PM ET, 12 (Noon) CT, 11 AM (MT), 10 AM (PT)


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7 PM (ET), 6 PM (CT), 5 PM (MT), 4 PM (CT)

I look forward to seeing you at both events!


Designer Series Paper Sale ends in a week!

Lisa's 10 for 10!

Blank 2000 x 2000 copy 2 copy copy copy copy-1The first 10 people to place an order from now until the end of the day July 31, 2021, will receive a surprise gift from my stash worth a minimum value of $10!  Order here or e-mail me with your order!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you tomorrow for a Back to School Project and a Christmas in July YouTube Premiere!

Easy DIY Gift Packaging- Sweet Peach Gift Idea

Easy-diy-gift-packagingToday's project and video tutorial features an easy DIY gift package with a "sweet peach" gift idea.  These cute pens from Amazon are the perfect match for our peachy products!

This little packaging idea is so easy!  Just add a pretty tag and it makes it super special!

The following is the edited recording of my Facebook Live with this project.

Lisa's Inklings:


Didn't I tell you that this was easy DIY gift packaging?  I have made almost a dozen of these!

I hope you have been inspired to try this.  Here's the list so you can get the supplies and the designer paper is still on sale but time is running out!

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You probably have some of these supplies but, please, get this Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English) [155823]  and You're A Peach  Designer Series Paper [155686]. I have used it so much already!  You will love it!

Some reminders:

Thanks for checking in today for this easy DIY gift packaging tutorial...it's your turn to give it a try!

Birthday Party Favor Bag

Small-birthday-gift-or-party-favor-bagHere's a fun project to make as a birthday party favor bag or one that holds a small gift. 

The Sweet Ice Cream Bundle [156244] is just right for summertime crafting and also fits for birthday celebrations.  The coordinating paper has already sold out but you can use any of our 12 x 12 designer with a color that fits your theme or your liking!

Here's the video tutorial for this birthday party favor bag.  Have a look then read on for the details.

Birthday Party Favor Bag

Lisa's Inklings:

Birthday-party-favor-bagThe size of the bag is just right for a small gift, too.  Did you catch the tip in the video on how you could make these ahead of time and store them until needed?  And, if you'd like something MUCH smaller, here's an idea for a tiny party favor bag.

If you'd love to make a birthday party bag like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cast to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business. Be sure to add a designer paper to your liking!

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Now that you know how to create small party favor or gift bags, it's time to impress your friends and family with your beautiful creations!

Make A Gift Bag With Patterned Paper


As a paper crafter, do you enjoy making gift bags from patterned paper?  If you have not ventured into creating gift packaging with your crafting supplies, you just might give it a try after seeing how easy it is!  And, talk about a great presentation!  Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in unique packaging?  That’s half the fun of giving and receiving. 

 The size of this gift bag made with patterned paper is just right for a small gift or a bundle of sweet treats.  You can switch the paper and color scheme and it would be perfect for a baby gift with little onesies or a sleep sack.  For the graduate, this World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491 is wonderful...that is,

if it’s still available.  It’s on the Last Chance List and is only available while supplies last.  Here's another project idea made with this beautiful paper.

Here’s a quick video so you can make one (or, more) yourself.


Lisa’s Inklings:

  • Patterned paper (World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491]) is cut 8 x 12. 
  • Score on the long side at 1-3/4, 5-3/4, 7-1/2, 11-1/2. 
  • Turn and place  the side of the patterned paper that will be the bottom of bag at the left. Score at 1-3/4 for bag bottom and 7-1/4 for bag top.
  • Strips of other papers were cut/ die cut at 4” in width to add interest.
  • Sentiment was stamped on a 1/2” strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock [101650].

Here’s a look at the side of the bag so you can see the width. 


I love these Clever Clasps [154564  to secure the top!

The supplies used on this patterned paper gift bag are listed below.  You can click on each link to check on availability and to shop.  Your support of my business is very much appreciated!

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Now that you've seen this video with the how-to for making a gift bag with patterned paper, create one to have on hand for your next gift giving occasion!

Make An Easter Card and Basket for the Little Ones {Video}


Today's feature is an Easter card and Easter basket video so you can make these for the little ones in your life.

These Easter projects were first shown on my Facebook LIVE this past Wednesday.  I am planning to give these to our granddaughters for Easter.  The card has an easy fun fold element when you open the inside of the card. Let's take a look at the video to see the process.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here's a look at that interior fun fold...




This little Easter basket and card will be perfect for our little girls.  Here's another basket design...a tad bit smaller and made from Designer paper.  You can see that this basket holds more fun trinkets and treats!


Here are the supplies used to create both of these projects...

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Thank you for your support of my small business.  When you purchase Stampin' Up! supplies from me, it allows me to continue offering videos and project ideas for you!

Thanks for tuning in today! Now that you have all the details, create something fun to be the light to someone special.   I hope you've been inspired to make an Easter card and basket for the little ones in your life.

Make A St. Patrick's Day Treat Box

St-patricks-day-treat-1With St. Patrick's Day coming up, it's a good time for an idea for this fun little treat box.

This is a simple one and a good size for some fun candy treats or even a gift card!  Going through my supplies, I found some stamp sets and dies that would be just right to wish someone "top of the day" on the 17th.

There are many shades of green in this Stampin' Up! color realm but this spruce matched my treats, Andes Mints, so that was the deciding factor. 

Here's the how-to video so that you can put one of these together quickly.

Lisa's Inklings:

St-patricks-day-treat-3I think this version with the sentiment from the game on stamp set is just right for my better-half! Those hearts from the kanga dies make a cute shamrock, don't you think?

St. Patrick's Day was always a fun day for me growing up.  I was eager to attend my school that day to see all the wearing of the green.  Making these little treat boxes and decorations each year brings some of those fun memories to mind.

Here's a look back at some of the fun projects for St. Patrick's Day... a Leprechaun Hat Treat Holder and a St. Patrick's Day Banner.

Below are the supplies used for the two St. Patrick's Day treat boxes seen in today's video.  If you are needing any card-making or paper crafting supplies, I would be honored to serve you!

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Hope you have been inspired to try this paper crafting project so now that you've seen the video, give it a try! Have some fun on St. Patrick's Day with these treat boxes that you can create yourself and until next time, let your light shine!

Mardi Gras Treat Box with Stampin' Up! Circle Celebrations

Mardi-gras-treatHappy Mardi Gras!  We are experiencing some near record low temperatures today as is most of the USA.  With that being said, our electrical power situation is uncertain so this post will be quick as well as the video.  If you have questions about the project, please let me know.  The measurements are listed below the video.

Since many of us are homebound due to icy roads, I wanted to share an easy project that can be used with a little Ghiradelli chocolate square for any occasion. The Mardi Gras colors are used on this project: purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power. 

Here's the super quick video!

Lisa's Inklings:

Mardi-gras-stampin-up-circle-celebrationsThis is an easy little treat box and you can make it anytime!  See some of our Mardi Gras family fun from yesterday HERE.

Can you believe we are almost to end of February?  That means we are almost to the end of Sale-A-Bration! 

Sale-A-Bration Celebration



Earn your spot at my Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION Virtual Event in March! Take part in a special online Facebook event with project kits and door prizes. 

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event! This is my special thank you for your loyalty and support of my business.

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket: 

  • Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit and join our community of stampers … $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product PLUS receive a free stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper along with your Starter Kit!  That’s 5, 6 x 6 packs of Designer Paper.
    Get your Starter Kit HERE!
  • Purchase at least $200.00 total in product from me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 5- February 28, 2021) through my Online Store. 

If you prefer you may call me (409-719-2853) and I will place your order or email your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com.


This online Facebook event will held in late March. Date and Time to be announced! 

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes, video tutorials, and will be eligible for door prizes.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853. 

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Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Card and 3D Project

Hey-birthday-chick-card-and-3D- project

Today's projects feature the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle from Stampin' Up!

These two were created during our Craft and Chat with Lisa on Facebook this morning.  These images and dies are a fun way to spread birthday cheer to all your friends!

Fun-fold-card-hey-birthday-chickThe card above is an easy fun fold.  There is a panel on the back side for your greeting or sentiment.

Hey-brithday-chick-stampin-up-cardThe second project was an easy triangle treat fold.  Ghirardelli chocolates fit nicely inside.

Triangle-treat-wrap-party-favorHere are the supplies used to make these projects:

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Lisa's Inklings:

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Aren't these chicks the cutest?  Just think of all the cute cards and projects that you can make with these?

Have fun crafting and until next time, take care and let your light shine! ---Lisa


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Two Project Ideas with the Always In My Heart Bundle, Stampin' Up!

Always-in-my-heart-fb-live-1-13The beautiful Always In My Heart Bundle [156194] from Stampin' Up! was showcased in my last Facebook Live this past week.  It's a wonderful collection of products for anniversary, friendship, or Valentine cards.  The dies that are partnered with this set are fabulous! Talk about making some WOW cards!

Below is the recording of the Facebook Craft & Chat session from Wednesday, January 13th.  If you're on Facebook, be sure to Like and Follow my page!

Lisa's Inklings:

For card...

For Bag...

Here are the supplies needed for these projects:

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Here's a close up of the card (above) and the inside of the card below.

IMG_5010And, here's a better view of the little gift or treat bag.

IMG_5011I used the Tasteful Labels Dies [152886] to die cut the foil to back the sentiment and die cuts.

See all the products in this suite in the Online Store HERE.  You'll find everything you need to make some beautiful cards!


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


New Year's Eve Facebook Live Recording- Make A 2021 Desk Calendar

New-year.youtube-thumbnailHappy New Year's Eve!  Today's project is a fun and easy desk calendar that will be sent to those who ordered Stampin' Up! through me in December. 

I can get rather chatty during my lives but it's fun and you will see me make several of these calendars in different styles.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live...

Details for calendar:
Base: 4-1/4 x 11. Score on long side at 5-1/2.
Easel Stand Piece: 4- x 4-1/4. Score at 1/2, 2, 3-1/2
Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4
Card Stock behind calendar: 3-1/4 x 2-1/2
Embellish to your liking!
I'll post photos of the finished projects in the next day or two.  The weather is awful and not able to photograph my projects. 
  • The Quite Curvy Promotion ends in a few days!  If you'd like to order this bundle of products that includes a Christmas set and 6 x 6 stack of papers, you must order by January 4, 2021.   Get it HERE.
  • The Year End Closeout ends January 4, 2021. There are still some great deals on many retiring products! 
  • It's not too late to sign up for my New Mini Catalog Paper Share!  See the details and how to sign up HERE.

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Special Saturday Facebook Live with Lisa 12-19-2020

Here's the recording of my Facebook Live with three fun projects for the holidays!  It's my craft and chat so hope you enjoy when you find some time to watch!

Specials and Promotions:


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Small Box for Christmas Gift Giving

Small-christmas-gift-boxToday's project and video tutorial is a small box for Christmas gift giving.  This beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper [153492] with traditional Christmas colors has been another one of my favorites.  I have two of these ready to go for gifts.  The ribbon slips off so you can tuck the gift inside with a little matching red or green tissue paper!

Ready to watch the video?  Click below!

Lisa's Inklings:

Small-gift-box-christmasHere are the supplies used for this project. 

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Now that you've seen the video and all the details, you can make this Christmas gift box!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Make A Tall Narrow Gift Bag

Tall-narrow-bagToday's project is a tall narrow bag that's perfect for small gifts. This one was custom made for a birthday gift for our granddaughter, Lyla for her Frozen-themed birthday party. 

The beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512] has just the right colors and the the snowflakes matched the theme of her birthday party with friends.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial with the easy how-to instructions...

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used to make this project.  Just click the links to shop. 

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Make some beautiful winter projects with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512]. It's retiring and only available while supplies last!  Try making this tall, narrow bag for gifts for the holidays and birthdays!


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


Make A Tall Gift Bag

Tall-winter-gift-bpxHappy Friday!  It's been a few days but I am back to share this tall gift bag and video just in time for your gift packaging!

This particular bag was made for our granddaughter's birthday since she chose The Disney Frozen II Movie as the theme for her party.

Here's the video tutorial with some tips on varying the height of the bag.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use a full sheet of designer paper; 12 x 12.
  • Score 1 side at 3-1/2, 5-3/4, 9-1/4, 11-1-2
  • Turn and score the other side at 3/4" -2" (depending on how tall you need your bag) and also score at 9-1/2.
  • The tag is cut 2 x 4 from designer paper and the Whisper White piece is 1-1/2 x 2.

Tall-box-winter-birthdayHere are the supplies needed for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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This Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper is magical...don't miss it!  Here's another project with this paper.


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa




2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects Week 12

2020-stampin-up-halloween-projects-wk12Here it is... the last of the 2020 Halloween projects with an easy treat pouch for Week 12!  It is really simple to put together and I just bet you have what you need to make some of these.

In the video, you will see two versions of this project using the same cuts and dimensions.  Ready to see it?

Here's the video for this quick project!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies that were used for this project. (Psst...The designer paper is on sale through Saturday, October 31st.)

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I hope you have enjoyed these 2020 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects!  Here's the list!

Specials and Promotions:

  • Designer Series Paper 15% off sale continues through October 31st. See the papers HERE.
  • Place an order using Host Code 4MAF27U9 of $50 or more before shipping and tax and receive a thank you gift from me!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa