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. 

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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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2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #5

Halloween-2022-stampin-up-5It's a special Saturday post for you today with our fifth in a series of 2022 Halloween projects.

This project is a little treat bag that is easy to assemble because... guess what? The treat bags are already made for you. You just have to dress it up a bit and we can do that with stamps, ink, and paper. Now, this particular bag is packaging for a teacher gift which is a cute Halloween bar of soap found at TJ Maxx.

Before we start with the how-to, there's an update that must be shared. The Witch Hat Builder Punch that coordinates with the Bewitching Cling Stamp Set (English) [159855] is sold out and no longer available!  But, no worries!  You can still use the stamp set and that little hat is super easy to fussy cut for this and other Halloween projects.

It's not too late to order to have some fun packaging and decorations ready for Halloween. So take a look at the video and see if it's something you can use. I'm all about doing something that's easy and quick and you can make this as easy as you'd like. These little bags are great. And they are special, not just for Halloween, but for any holiday occasion. The cut-out stars are just so cute. And, you can put any backing of cardstock or paper inside the bag as you'll see in the video. Now let's take a look and see how I put this all together.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies that were used to create this 2022 Halloween treat bag:

You can see all of my Halloween projects for 2022 HERE!

Need a cute treat bag?  Try this one with the Stars Treat Bags [159833] as seen here on the fifth in a series of 2022 Halloween projects!


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2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series #4

Stampin-up-2022-halloween-stars-treat-bagLet's start the week off with the next in our series of 2022 Stampin Up Halloween projects.

This one is a tiny treat bag and is just the right size to hold a few goodies for those trick-or-treaters, children, or grandchildren. It's also a good size for a small gift like a pair of earrings, a bottle of essential oil.... just something small...a little "thinking of you" gift.

So even if you don't create for Halloween, you can use this idea for any occasion. The designer paper used here is a very versatile choice. It's called the Black & White Designs 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper [159861]. The collection of papers features basic designs in black and gray and black and white. And, although it's basically our "Halloween" paper from Stampin' Up!, it can be used anytime. For this project, I've chosen the gray and black sides of two of the prints. You can see these in the photos in this post.

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The closure is very simple to create with two punched holes with some ribbon threaded and tied in a nice bow. You're ready to give a sweet gift to someone special.

Let's take a look at the video so you can see how to put it together!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used to create this Halloween project. 

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Now it's time for you to create!  For whatever occasion, try this design of the 2022 Stampin' Up! Halloween Series!

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!


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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!

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

See you this evening on YouTube!