2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag

2021-Stampin-up-christmas-season-card-gift-bagYou are going to love these coordinating 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

The card is a fun fold that looks a little more tricky than it actually is and the bag is super simple.  And, the pine cones from the Christmas Season Bundle (English) [156801]are so realistic with the two-step stamping technique on Crumb Cake card stock against the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper [156292] background.  These elements make for a really special project.


The video below first premiered on YouTube on October 15, 2021.  I have it posted below along with my "Inklings" section with details on the project.  There is also a link to a PDF with project details below for your files!

Now, on to the video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Gift Bag!

Lisa's Inklings for Card:



Lisa’s Inklings for the bag:

FREE PDF from Lisa...

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season Card and Bag -Ink and Inspirations Project PDF

Thank you for stopping by today!  If you enjoyed this post, be sure to:

Now it's your turn to create this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Season card and gift bag for the upcoming holiday season!

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-Card-techniques-angels-of-peaceThis project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card that I hope you will love as much as I do!  With some easy techniques that you can add or omit, this card will be a pretty favorite that your friends and family will love!

The Angels Of Peace Cling Stamp Set (English) [156365] is one that can be used during the Christmas season or any time of year.  This little one carries a little holly sprig and there is a more mature angel.  Both are super sweet and pretty and are fun to color.

This project was originally seen on my YouTube Premiere last week.  You can tune in there on most Thursday evenings to see a new project or two and participate in the LIVE chat.

Here's a look at this card in the making with those easy techniques that I mentioned earlier.

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with Easy Techniques

Lisa's Inklings:

Download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet PDF Here. This PDF contains project details with measurements and a complete listing of supplies used on this card.

You can save this PDF (linked above) to your files on your device or print it to keep on file.


You can create this card without all the techniques and it would still be a beautiful card and much easier to mass-produce. And, you could always re-create it in a different color scheme.  It would be so pretty in traditional colors, too.  What do you think about this card in pink?  I am loving this color palette featured in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper [156329].

Now that you've read this post, get the supplies you need to make this card. Thank you for tuning in today for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card with easy techniques.

A New Kit In Town!

Love-santa-tag-kit-2There's a new kit in town and it's decked out for the holidays!

The Love, Santa Tags Kit is brand new and available now in the Online Store. 

Love, Santa Tag Kit (158375)  $19.00

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
  • Includes printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
  • Features an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished tag size:  approximately 2-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Poppy Parade

Love-santa-tag-kit-1These are great to add to gifts or little treat bags! And, speaking of bags, here are some cute ones!


Love, Santa Treat Bags (158381) $7.00

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4" x 9-1/2"
  • Food safe

Get this kit and bag combo now!  Here are some ideas for gift-giving:

  • Neighbor gifts
  • Classmate gifts
  • Thank you gifts for those who provide a service
  • Gifts for first responders
  • Stocking stuffer gifts

I am sure you can think of many more!

This new kit would also make for a fun family activity.  Stock up now and plan some fun with the Love, Santa Tag Kit and coordinating bags!


Make Your Handmade Card Into A Gift for Christmas


Here's a tip for making your handmade Christmas card into a gift!

Not too long ago, these ornaments were shared as one of my YouTube Premieres as well as here on the blog.

I knew that these ornaments would make a great focal point for a Christmas card but wanted to come up with a plan so that these could still be used as an ornament thereby making the card into a gift!

Watch the video below for the plan then we will chat more about it afterward.

When A Card Is Also A Gift

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You only need a small dab of glue for this to work.  Start small then add more if needed.
  • As mentioned in the video, you can create almost any shape/label into an ornament.
  • Before placing the ornament on the card, sign the back and date it.
  • Be sure to include instructions inside the card for removing the ornament.

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-card-and-ornament-2Here's another card idea with a similar ornament.  There are really quite a few possibilities...just take a look through your supplies!

Before you go, just a few thoughts:

  • If you've ever thought about joining our community of stampers, now is a great time!  We have a lot of fun in our Facebook group encouraging each other and sharing our love of the craft! And, we have become friends through our ZOOM meetings even though we are scattered across the U.S.  While anytime is a great time to join us, if you join before the end of the day on Thursday, September 30th, you get to add an additional bundle to your Starter Kit!  Want to know more or talk about it?  Give me a call! 409-719-2853.
  • Every Thursday evening, there is a new Premiere video on my YouTube channel.  You can go there on Thursdays, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, and 4 PM PT and participate in the LIVE chat with us. 

Also, be sure to Like and Follow my page on Facebook:  Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown

and join our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!

Thanks for tuning in today and I hope you will make some of your handmade cards into Christmas gifts this holiday season!


Four More Hours Until the 12 Weeks of Christmas Series Begins!

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Just 4 more hours until the 12 Weeks of Christmas series begins for those who are on my mailing list!

If you are on my list to receive my weekly emails will get Christmas card ideas, gift ideas, or ideas for packaging, bags, or tags in their Inbox on Wednesday for the next 12 Weeks!  (If you already receive my weekly emails, you WILL be receiving this Christmas series.)

The only way you will receive all 12 ideas is by signing up by 1:00 PM Central Time, today, September 29, 2021.

Sign up here now to receive my weekly emails and the 12 Days of Christmas Series!

12 Weeks of Christmas Begins Tomorrow!

Blank 2000 x 2000 copy 3The 12 Weeks of Christmas begins in 24 hours for those who are on my mailing list!

Those who are on my mailing list will receive weekly emails with Christmas card ideas, gift ideas, or ideas for packaging, bags, or tags!  (If you already receive my weekly emails, you WILL be receiving this Christmas series.)

The only way you will receive all 12 ideas is by signing up before 1:00 PM Central Time, tomorrow, September 29, 2021.

Sign up here to receive my weekly emails and the 12 Days of Christmas Series!

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-1Today's project is a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder that made its first appearance on my YouTube premiere this evening. This idea came to me when thinking of Lyla and Mia, two of our grands, and how much they appreciate experiences and special "Honey and Papa" time. 

Since I did not have the Penguin bundle and it's not available for order, I thought that this designer paper that was earned for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration item would be perfect for this project.


Watch the video then make a list of all your young and young at heart family and friends that would appreciate this little gift!

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Coupon Folder


Lisa's Inklings:

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-bookIf you'd like to create this project just as you see here, click on the links below to shop.  Remember, you will receive the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper [158420] FREE with a $50 order before shipping and tax!  You will also receive a FREE pass to my special online World Card Making Day Event on October 2, 2021.


Product List

Here are a few ideas that I've thought of for my coupon folder:

  • Good for one Milk Shake from Dairy Queen with Honey and Papa.
  • Good for one trip to the movies.
  • Special Movie night at home with popcorn.
  • "Dance party" in the living room with Honey.
  • Special craft session with Honey with Stampin' Up! paper and markers.
  • Game night with Honey and Papa.

I am sure there will be more that I will think of but that's a start for me.  Think about what your loved ones like to do.  It's easy and you will make treasured memories. 

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-openI'd love to hear for whom you will create this Stampin' Up! Christmas gift coupon folder and make your 2021 holiday extra special so share in the comments or e-mail me with your thoughts!

Facebook Live and YouTube Premiere Today!

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Join me on Facebook Live today!

1 PM Eastern

12 PM Central

11 AM Mountain

10 AM Pacific

We will be making a sweet little gift box with a Fall theme and the Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.

Then, this evening, join us on YouTube for a fun Christmas gift coupon folder!

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-gift-coupon-folder-1Tune in HERE at 7 PM Eastern, 6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain, and 4 PM Pacific!

Sign in to your Google account so that you can participate in the LIVE chat!


  • One more week of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn a Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase.

  • With a $35 minimum purchase (before shipping and tax) by Tuesday, September 28th, get a FREE pass to my special World Card Making Day Event on October 2nd with project demonstrations, three project kits mailed to you after the event, door prizes, and lots of stamping fun!  Don't miss it!  Get the details HERE!
  • Become part of our community of stampers!  Our Ink and Inspirations Stars team is a fun and enthusiastic group of stampers.  And, sign up by September 30th and you'll get $125 in product for $99 plus an extra bundle from the current mini catalog!  Contact me for more information, with questions, or if you are ready, you can sign up now!


Questions? Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or call me at 409-719-2853!

See you later on Facebook Live and this evening for the YouTube Premiere!


World Card Making Day, Special Event, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations


World Card Making Day

Special Event from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

Focus will be on Christmas cards/projects!


Receive your pass to this exclusive event with a product purchase of $35 or more from my Online Store between September 21-28, 2021!  (You may also call or email me with your order—409-719-2853; lisa@inkandinspirations.com)


Included with this event:

  • Live project demonstrations on Saturday, October 2, 2021, (morning and evening sessions) in a private group on Facebook.  If you are not on Facebook, please continue reading... you can still participate! The recordings of the LIVE sessions will remain in this group so you can watch these at your convenience.
  • Three featured project videos with the make and take packets mailed to you after the event!  I plan to mail the packets the following week.  (Backorders might cause a delay but I will keep you posted!)
  • Chance to win door prizes which will include 4, $25 gift certificates to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.
  • IMPORTANT!  If you are not on Facebook, you can still participate!  I will set up a special, private class page on my blog with the project videos and you will receive the make and take project packets by mail. You will also be entered into the drawing for door prizes!


Place your order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) by Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and I will send you the specifics on our World Card Making Day Event.

Remember!  It’s the last full week of Sale-A-Bration and you can still earn a Sale-A-Bration item with your product purchase of $50 or more!


***I will be using the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, the Be Jolly stamp set, and the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set for this event.  You can substitute stamp sets for the make and takes if you do not have these.

Edited to address questions received regarding supplies that will be used for the event:

All of the projects that I will be showing as well as the project kits will be using these stamp sets/bundles:
I will be using card stock and inks in traditional Christmas colors and those that coordinate with these designer papers above. I will also be using Memento Black ink and Stampin' Blends in traditional Christmas colors.
One of the projects will feature the Picture This Dies [155559].  It will be die-cut for you and included in one of the project kits. 
I will be demonstrating at least six projects for the event.  Attendees will receive project kits for three of the six.  These will be mailed 5-10 days after the event depending on supply and shipping times.

Place your order and join me in this World Card Making Day Special Event!  

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and DIY Ornament with Peaceful Deer

Blank 2000 x 2000 (4)Oh my goodness...I am having so much fun creating holiday projects and this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card and DIY ornament are two special ones.   These were featured this week on my YouTube Premiere and I didn't want you to miss out if you weren't present. :)

Let's take a look at the recording of the video first and then will concentrate on some specifics.

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and DIY Ornament with Peaceful Deer

Here's a look at the Christmas card...

2021-stampin-up-christmas-card-peaceful-deer-pink-1Lisa's Inklings for Christmas Card:

2021-stampin-up-christmas-card-peaceful-deer-pinkAdd any of the supplies I used on this Christmas Card into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.

Supply List for this 2021 Christmas Card:

2021-Stampin-up-christmas-ornament-peaceful-deer-1Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for the DIY Christmas ornament.  Keep in mind that some of these items were also used for today's Christmas card.

DIY Christmas Ornament Supply List:

2021-stampin-up-christmas-ornament-peaceful-deerLet's all start now getting our Christmas cards, decór, and gifts ready so we can relax and enjoy the as the holidays approach. Shop now so you can begin with this 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card and diy ornament idea!

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Gift Box

Blank 2000 x 2000 (2)Premiering tonight on YouTube were two projects to help you get ready for the upcoming gift-giving season with a 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas card and Gift Box.

These include a DIY gift box for a birthday or hostess gift and a Christmas card using the precious Delivering Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set [156368].

Watch the video and then we will look at the details for the projects.

Those pretty towels seen in the video are Pioneer Woman for Wal-Mart.  Do you have a friend or family member that would love this gift?

2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Gift Box


Lisa's Inklings for the Gift Bag:

  • Cut dsp to 8-1/2 x 12. 
  • Score the long side at 2, 5-3/4, 7-3/4, and 11-1/2. 
  • Turn and score at 2" from each end. Check for the directionality of the pattern on the paper before you decide what is the top and what is the bottom.

2021-Stampin-Up-Christmas-Card-Delivering-CheerLisa's Inklings for the Christmas card:

It's not too early to start planning your handmade gifts and packaging or creating your Christmas cards! If you want to try these projects with these same items, click on any item in the list below to order and have it shipped directly to your home.  I really appreciate you choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! Supply List:


Place an online Stampin' Up! order with me by August 31st, and get one entry to win a Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine for each $25 in product purchase. (Tax and Shipping not included.)
No Purchase Necessary to Enter to Win...
The winner will be announced on September 3, 2021.
Place your order and create the 2021 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Gift Box featured today!

New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch


It's an exciting time now that the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog launched this week.  Along with that, there are more "new kids" in town with the start of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Round 2!  You can earn FREE products from the choices in the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase!

In this week's YouTube Premiere, we take a look at three pretty projects all featuring some of the new goodies from the catalog.

Here's the recording of the video followed by each project and specifics to help you create these yourself! It's not too early to get started on holiday crafting!







Supply List for Project #1:




Supply List for Project #2-




Supply List for Project #3:

Basic Tools and Supplies for all Projects:

There is so much holiday goodness that you will be seeing in the coming months! Take a look at all the new in the online store and shop for your favorites! This new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch is just the beginning!

Blank 2000 x 2000-13Not only will you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item but you'll get a FREE class from me with an order of $50 or more by August 14th! 

Thanks for tuning in today for my new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch!


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)


YouTube Premiere- Sign in to your Gmail account to comment LIVE!

Lisa Brown on You Tube

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!

Time to Get Ready for Holiday, Fall, and Winter Crafting!


It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about holiday/fall/winter crafting

With that in mind, we are offering a Paper Share of the designer papers in the upcoming mini catalog.  
Paper Share includes:
84 Sheets of 6” x 12”
48 sheets of 6” x 6” (2 collections come in 6” x 6” sheets)
Cost: $74.50 (includes priority shipping to you)

Jackie and I cut, sort, and package each designer paper collection in a labeled cellophane bag.
Designer Series Paper in the Paper Share includes:
Gingerbread and Peppermint
Painted Christmas
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty
Sweet Stockings
Peaceful Place Specialty
Blackberry Beauty
Cute Halloween
Harvest Meadow
Heartwarming Hugs
*Bonus- Receive a Free Surprise Gift from Lisa in your package!

(Currently, the Blackberry Beauty DSP is not available but hopefully, it will be once the catalog goes live. If there is an issue with this being available, I will refund the cost of your share for that paper.)
Reserve your share now!  Let's get ready for holiday, fall, and winter crafting!
E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with your Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and PayPal email.
July 27 - You will be emailed a request for payment through PayPal.
August 2 - Deadline for payment.
August 3 - I will order the paper.  We are still dealing with global shipping issues so it may be a turnaround of 2-3 weeks or longer if there are backorders.
As soon as it’s received here, we will begin to prep for shipping to you.
Late August - Designer Paper shares will be mailed. ***In case of backorders, paper shares will not be mailed until all paper is received.

Paper Shares are not eligible for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards.
In the case of backorders, shares will not be mailed until all papers are received.
Available for U.S. addresses/residents only. (U.S. Territories also included.)
Reserve your spot now- E-mail me for the 2021 August-December Designer Series Paper Share and let's get ready for holiday, fall, and winter crafting!


Nautical Note Card Gift Set

Note-card-set-giftToday's project and quick video tutorial is a gift idea that you could create in minutes!

This idea is actually a re-make of the project seen here with a different, more masculine theme, as well as different packaging.

Here's a quick video.  If you'd like the dimensions, you can find on this post.

Here's hoping this idea will come in handy if you need  a last minute gift for someone.  I bet you can look through your supplies and find some stamps, ink, and paper that will be perfect to make a set of these note cards. 

Be sure to take time to enjoy the holidays by doing something special/different for yourself even if you're staying at home. Listen to Christmas music, watch your favorite holiday movie, and rejoice for that God sent that tiny baby, His Son, born all those years ago who came to save us all.

God Bless You all this Christmas season!