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...

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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!

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

  • Place a minimum order of $35 before shipping and tax and receive the class packet.
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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? 

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    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!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class

PremiereclassLiveTomorrow's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube will feature the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set [160272] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

Easter is one month away and it's not too early to get those cards and treat holders ready! 

In this class, we will make a slim tent Easter Bunny card and an Easter Bunny box with a handle resembling an Easter basket. 


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.
  • Host Code must be used to receive the class packet.
  • 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.

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The Lucky Charm will come with a ribbon so that you can tie it to your scissors, pen, key chain, zipper pull...wherever you'd like to remind you how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful way to express our creativity.

YouTube Premiere Thumbnail(8) Plan to join either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of these projects in the Easter Bunny Class and place your order to get your class packets and Lucky Charm!

Fun Project for Taco Tuesday

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-2Are you a fan of Taco Tuesday? If so, why not use your paper crafting skills to take your home decor and entertaining to the next level?

Today's project is a fun way to add a custom look to your Taco Tuesdays.  With your paper crafting supplies, you can create custom favors and accessories that are perfectly suited to your personal style and taste. Whether you prefer bright and bold colors or more subtle and sophisticated designs, you can use paper crafting to create a personalized look for your Taco Tuesday party.

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-1The utensil pocket above can be created easily with your supplies. Let's take a look at the quick video below so you can get started!

Lisa's Inklings:

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-3By using your paper crafting skills, you can tap into your creativity and imagination, and experiment with different colors, textures, and designs. Whether you're creating these utensils/napkin/treat pouches or crafting taco-shaped place cards, you can let your imagination run wild and create one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight your guests.

Ready to create your own?  Here is the list of supplies that I used for this project.  Notice that the designer paper is a host reward paper collection and can only be earned for free with your order of $150 or more before shipping and tax. But, don't let that stop you!  Pick any 12 x 12 pack of paper with fun designs and get started!

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Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!

Let me know if you re-create this project or if you create any project to decorate for entertaining. I'd love to hear about it!

So, whether you're hosting a small family gathering or a big fiesta with all your friends, consider using your paper crafting skills to create a fun and festive atmosphere for Taco Tuesday and try this fun project.

Facebook and YouTube LIVE Today - Super Bowl Fun

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Hosting a Super Bowl or football themed party?  You won't want to miss this LIVE today!  We will make a super easy banner for your decor and a treat bag!  You will also see a Valentine theme alternative!

Note the special time this week...

Set a reminder and join us on either Facebook or YouTube...3 PM ET, 2 PM CT, 1 PM MT, 12 PM PT

See you then!

Fun Fold Card and Valentine's Treat Holder with Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain

YouTube Premiere Thumbnail(2)Yesterday's LIVE demonstration on Facebook and YouTube featured a fun fold card and Valentine's Treat Holder with the new Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain.

These whimsical characters from the stamp set and coordinating specialty designer series paper make some adorable projects!  The card shared here earlier this week was another example of super cuteness overload!

Here's the fun fold...

Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain-1You can see that the designer paper was strategically cut to make an outdoor scene with this little turtle in a field of daisies.

Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain-3Here's the open card with space for writing a message. I left it without an inside sentiment until I decide for what occasion the card would be sent. Fun-fold-card-playing-in-the-rain
In this close-up of our friend, Mr. Turtle, notice that the bridge is only adhered on the two sides and in a couple of places along the bottom.

Here are some of the details and dimensions for this card...

Lisa's Inklings for the fun fold:

  • The base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 2, 3 1/8, 5 3/8 and 6 1/2 on the long side.
  • Two pieces of patterned paper for the outside are cut 5 3/8 x 1 7/8.
  • Two pieces of coordinating patterned paper are cut 5 3/8 x 1 for the inside panels.
  • Basic White piece for the inside is cut at 5 1/4 x 2.
  • When adhering the main image to the card front, adhere to only one of the panels (top or bottom).  The other side just overlaps.
  • Burnishing with a Bone Folder on all of the folds is a very important step.

2023-valentine-treat-holder-playing-in-the-rain-1This simple Valentine's treat holder is a larger version of a gift from one of my team members last year.  You begin with a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper and with a few cuts and a few folds, you've got a darling little two-pocket treat holder.

Here are the scoring measurements for this project.  It's best to watch this section of the video to see the assembly.

Lisa's Inklings for the Valentine's treat holder:

  • Start with a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock or paper.  Cut one side to measure 10 inches.
  • Score the 12-inch side and 4 and 8.  Score the 10-inch side at 4, 5, and 6.
  • You will make a diagonal cut on the four corners.

Watch the video below. This Valentine's treat is the first project.

And, here are the stars of the show...

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I hope you have enjoyed these projects!  Much time, thought, and love goes into each design. 

Thank you for your support by shopping with me! And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!


It's time for you to plan your projects with the Playing in the Rain Bundle so start with this fun fold card and Valentine's Treat Holder.


Cookies for Santa- Christmas Craft for Kids

IMG_0935Here's a fun project from several years ago that you can do with your littles... cookies for Santa box! 

It's the idea to leave cookies in a package instead of a plate for the jolly old elf.  Lyla was 4 years old here (before she'd mastered the art of coloring) but she contributed to this project with lots of love.

Here's the video so you can re-create the box with the supplies you have on hand.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You will need two pieces of card stock cut at 6" x 6".
  • Score at 1-1/2" on three sides of each piece.
  • The designer paper is cut just for the front at 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".
  • You will need a Christmas image appropriate for the occasion.  It doesn't have to be a Santa.  Any holiday image will do!

Have the little ones color the holiday image before adhering to the box.  They can use Watercolor Pencils or crayons for the coloring.  Maybe this will start a tradition with your children and grandchildren.  Let me know if you try this...I'd love to know!

Stampin' Up! Christmas 2022- Easy Gift Bags

2022-Christmas-easy-gift-bagIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2022 and today's projects feature two easy holiday gift bags to help you with your packaging!

These two projects were featured on my LIVE broadcast on Tuesday evening on Facebook and YouTube.


Do you know those stacks of patterned paper that you've been "collecting"?  Now is the time to put those babies to good use. Watch the video below for the assembly and for a tip on storing the large bags.

Lisa's Inklings:

Large Bag

  • Two pieces of patterned paper, 12 x 12
  • Score both pieces on what will be the top side at 1 1/2".
  • Score the bottom and two sides of both pieces at 3".

Small Bag

  • Cut patterned paper 6 x 8 1/2.
  • Score on the long side at 3,4,7,8.
  • Score on the short side at 1" for what will be the bag bottom and 4 1/2 for the bag top.

Here's another bag idea.  This one is more narrow and uses just one piece of 12 x 12 paper.

Try one or all of these gift bags and send me a photo!

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2022 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat Bundle

2022-Stampin-up-gathered-wheat-mini-box-and-cardsThe Blessing Box has become a tradition for me to share with you and here's the 2022 version created with the Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat.

The idea behind the Blessing Box came to me when many would often tell me how much it meant to receive a card from me.  And, when my brother told me he'd kept every card I'd ever made for him.  It made me think about those who never receive a little "paper hug" in the mail.  How could that be changed even if only for just a few?

And, so, the Blessing Box was created.  A little box that holds 3 x 3 or smaller cards with a kind phrase, a verse from God's Word, or an uplifting message...just a random act of kindness.  There is no signature, no credit; just sharing in hopes that it will be a blessing in someone's day.

Below is the video featuring this year's Blessing Box. Here's hoping you are inspired to create one of your own.


Lisa's Inklings:
For Box:

For Cards:

Stampin-up-gathered-wheat-blessing-boxIn case you missed it in the video, here's a tip: Color white or light-colored ribbon with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to get the coordinating color for your projects.

Here is the list of supplies used for this Blessing Box.

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.

Now that you have the know-how, make your own blessing box like this one made with Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat and make a difference!

YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat Blessing Box

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This evening, we will be creating my 2022 Blessing Box featuring the Gathered Wheat Bundle.  We have made a version of this blessing box for several years and I hope you will create one this year! Watch the video premiere tonight to hear the story behind this project. 

Mr. Brown and I will be in Branson this evening so one of my team members, Kristen Martin, will be with you in the chat.  Please tell her hello and be sure to leave a comment. ;)

Plan to join and set your reminder!
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Come and see the Blessing Box for 2022!

2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #6

2022-halloween-series-6The sixth in my Halloween 2022 Project Series is this cute little bag from my Facebook/YouTube Live this week.   These little packs of tissues have been in my studio for a "few" years and are finally seeing cute packaging to gift to someone.

This project combines the pumpkin from Hello Harvest Bundle (English) [159644] and the frog and sentiment from the Best Witches Cling Stamp Set (English) [159860]

Since this project was demonstrated in my LIVE this past Tuesday, I've uploaded the video below to start at just the right place to see the how-to for this project.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for this Halloween treat bag. Just click on the links to shop!  Thank you for your support! When you shop from my Online Store, it enables me to keep sharing with you here on Ink and Inspirations!
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