A Great Way to Start - Stampin' Up! Kit Collection


Are you new to paper crafting, or simply looking for an easy and affordable way to get creative? If so, you might want to consider trying our all-inclusive paper crafting kits, the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection.

These kits are designed to provide you with everything you need to create a set of handmade cards or a paper crafting project, all in one convenient package. From the paper and embellishments to the adhesive and instructions, these kits have it all.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of using a kit from our Kit Collection:

  1. Convenience: With an all-inclusive kit, you don't have to worry about gathering all the necessary supplies yourself. Everything you need is included, so you can focus on the fun of creating.

  2. Affordability: These all-inclusive kits are affordable and if there is a stamp set and ink spot included, you can save these elements for another project.

  3. Inspiration: Our Stampin' Up! kits come with instructions and illustrations, to inspire and direct you through the process. Plus, you can always add your own personal touches or change things up a bit to make the project truly unique.

  4. Accessibility: All-inclusive kits are a great way to introduce all ages and abilities to the joys of paper crafting. With all the supplies they need at their fingertips, they can create something beautiful and feel proud of their accomplishment.

  5. Variety: Our Kit Collection paper crafting kits come in a variety of themes and styles, from seasonal cards to home decor projects. You can choose a kit that suits your interests and style, or try something new and different.

You can see all of the available kits in the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection HERE.  Order a few for your friends and have a fun gathering and enjoy some snacks and fellowship.



Our Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits are an excellent way to get started with paper crafting or to explore new techniques and styles. They're convenient, affordable, and packed with inspiration, making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity. So why not give these a try and see where your paper crafting journey takes you?

Easy DIY 2023 Calendar

Share-a-milkshake-calendar-2Today's project is an easy DIY 2023 calendar made with a sweet bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini catalog, Share A Milkshake Bundle [160396].

It's still January so you can continue to make calendars to share with friends, family, and co-workers. 

Earlier this month, this style of calendar was shared on my mini catalog launch with a different theme and different supplies.  While working with this ice cream-themed stamp set, I thought it would make a sweet calendar to have on my desk.


Below are the measurements and tips so that you can create some, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Choose your stamp set and designer paper first.  This makes it easier to determine your colors for card stock and ink.
  • The base is cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 just like a standard-sized card with a "tent" opening.
  • To support the base, you will need another piece of card stock in the same color cut at 4 1/4 x 4.  On the 4-inch side, score at 1/2, 2, and 3 1/2.
  • Burnish on the score lines to form a "w" shape with the two 1/2 inch scores folded up in a valley fold.  Apply adhesive to these two 1/2-inch panels and glue to the inside of the card base as seen in the first photo on this post.
  • Finish the front as desired. (For the sentiment, I stamped and cut the "life is sweet" from the longer version in the stamp set.)

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Stampin' Up! Christmas 2022- Easy Gift Card Holders and Kits!


Even during December, there may be a little time for crafting, and these easy gift card holders with Stampin' Up! products are easy to put together and require just a few supplies.

Gather your holiday papers, embellishments, and a sentiment stamp set and you are ready to create these in minutes.  Here are a few ways that you can use these:

  • Gift card holders
  • Cash holders
  • Tuck a small piece of candy inside
  • To share a wallet-size Christmas photo
  • Share a recipe
  • Leave a note for Santa

These were featured on my Facebook and YouTube Live this week and you can see the assembly in the video below.

To help you with your holiday gift-giving, I am offering an ordering special with a minimum $35 purchase (before shipping and tax) from my Online Store by next Monday, December 12th.
Project Pack #2 features 3 pretty kits for you to make 3 of the gift card/cash holders pictured above. (Prints and colors may vary due to designer paper availability.) 
All you will need to complete these projects are basic tools, adhesives, and sentiments to stamp! These are great for stocking stuffers and you can even insert a small piece of candy inside.
  • Place an order  of $35 or more in my Online Store using  Host Code: QDR3439T by next Monday, Midnight, December 12th,
  • I will do my best to have these in the mail to you by December 15th so that you can complete and use them for these Christmas!

    I'd love to help you get ready for Christmas 2022 with these three kits for three easy gift card holders so place your Stampin' Up! order today!  

Gift Tag or Card Idea with Stampin' Up! Framed Florets


You know how we love sharing gift ideas here on Ink and Inspirations and here's another one dressed up with the Framed Florets Bundle (English) [162407] that was released this week from Stampin' Up!

This time, we are creating a tag that you can use as a card front or embellish a simple gift. This little package was purchased for this project specifically in mind for the Thanksgiving season here in the United States. When you add a fancy tag, much like this one,  just a simple package of dinner napkins that can be used during the holidays becomes something special. It really makes for a pretty presentation.

Doing this also eliminates the need for gift wrap and is just very welcomed by those who receive it as it's such a functional gift.  This project was featured on my YouTube premiere this week, so I wanted to share it here in case you missed it. Let's take a look at the video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:


As mentioned in the video, these two gift packs are going to our granddaughter's teachers.  As a former public school teacher, I would have loved a little gift such as this one. These new products from the Fitting Florets Collection are beautiful. Here is another idea HERE.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project.  When you order from me, it allows me to continue to share here on the blog and social media.  Thank you in advance!

Let me know if you make a gift tag such as this one and how you plan to use it in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by today for this gift tag idea with Stampin' Up! Framed Florets Bundle (English) [162407].



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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Fall Themed Gift Tag with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest

Fall-gift-idea-tag-hello-harvest-1Yes, it's another tea towel gift with a Fall Themed Gift Tag using Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest!

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I love to give these as gifts!  When you watch the video, you'll hear all about it and my reasons why!

Upon seeing this particular towel at HL, I knew that it would be a perfect match for this Hello Harvest stamp set and coordinating dies.  Of course, at least two of a kind always go in my shopping cart and who can resist that little truck?  (Here's another truck-themed gift towel from a few years back.)

Now let's take a look at the video from this week's premiere on YouTube.

Lisa's Inklings:

Fall-gift-idea-tag-hello-harvest-2This pumpkin and sunflower combo makes an adorable tag, don't you think?  Even you are unable to find THIS towel or one similar, you are sure to find an orange or sunny yellow towel.  Just think of how this tag would really dress those up!

Are you ready to get started? Here's what you'll need...

It's the right time to create these little fall-themed gift tags with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest to have as little gifts for the holidays.  And, now that you've read this post be sure to click on this link to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you'll be notified of all of my LIVES and PREMIERES!



YouTube Premiere- Fall Themed Gift Tag with Hello Harvest

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Join Lisa this evening for a YouTube Premiere with a fall-themed gift idea made with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle! 

It's a short premiere video tonight so please try to stop by! Sign into your Google account so we can chat!

Go there now to set a reminder!

Thursday, October 20th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT



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!


Stampin' Up! Honeybee Home Gift Idea

Honeybee-home-stampin-up-gift-ideaToday's project is a Stampin' Up! Honeybee Home gift idea.  This one has been in my "pocket" for a while and life has been so busy, that it is delayed here on the blog.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that this is a favorite gift idea of mine and this crafter is always on the lookout for cute tea towels or kitchen towels that coordinate with our stamps and dies.  Stampin' Up! is fabulous at staying on trend so these usually are very easy to find!

Here are a couple more of my favorite "fancied-up" towels...
This one includes a cute and simple gift box as part of the presentation.

Did you see this one with the non-traditional colored rainbow?

Here's the quick video how-to for today's gift project...

Stampin' Up! Honeybee Home Gift Idea

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut your paper for your "tag" so that it complements the towel.  On this one, the patterned paper is cut 3-1/4 " square, and the coordinating card stock is 3-1/2" square.
  • You can use ribbon, twine, or jute to thread through the punched holes. 
  • Notice how the flowers extend beyond the tag?  You are not confined to that space.  Think outside of the box!

Here are the supplies that are currently available used on this project...

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Honeybee-home-towel-diy-giftThere are so many ways to use your paper crafting supplies to make a simple gift extra special.  Use this Stampin' Up! Honeybee Home gift idea as inspiration to create your own DIY gift idea then share it with us over on Ink and Inspirations Stampers on Facebook!

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Join Lisa on Thursday evening for a YouTube Premiere and see a fun fold gift card holder that is super easy to make!

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!

Go there now to set a reminder!

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Thursday, May 26, 9 PM ET, 8 PM CT, 7 PM MT, 6 PM PT

See you tomorrow evening on YouTube!

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teacher-appreciation-1Today's project is a little tag made with the Sweet Songbirds Bundle (English) [158727] from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Mia graduated from pre-school this week and she gave her teachers this sweet flowering plant with a little handmade tag.

If you have been following me, you know that we have been caring for our 92-year young dad after a lengthy stay in the hospital.  We are getting him set up so that he can remain in his home with everything that he needs.  So...I have not had much time to play with all my new Stampin' Up! goodies but I did make time to make these tags for Mia. :)


My new Decorative Circle Punch [159174] had not yet arrived so an old circle punch was used for the bird.  You could also stamp and punch the bird with the coordinating bird punch. The sentiment is also punched with a retired punch but you can just cut a 3/4" strip of paper for the sentiment.  Mia's mom just wrote the teachers' names and that it was from Mia on the back of the tag.

Teacher-appreciation-week-3Here are the supplies used for this tag:

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.

Teacher-appreciationUse the Sweet Songbirds Bundle (English) [158727]to add to your gifts to show teacher appreciation!

Makeover Magic #2 - Handmade Gift Box

Makeover-magic-handmade-gift-box-2Today's project is a makeover of a handmade gift box from a previously recorded video tutorial. 

The original project was created and shared a few months ago as a holiday or hostess gift.  I love packaging tea towels or kitchen towels with our pretty Stampin' Up! goodies and making the presentation really special.  We've all heard of the adage, "presentation is everything",  and as paper crafters, we like to think that is most certainly true!

Here is the original project below. Notice the tag on the "makeover" is adhered to the box front rather than hanging from the ribbon wrap as pictured below. 

Magid2-handmade-gift-bagLet's take a look at the video below for the how-to.

Handmade Gift Box

Here are some quick details for this handmade gift box.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Waves Of The Ocean Designer Series Paper [159982]is cut 8-1/2 x 12.
  • Score at 2, 5-3/4, 7-3/4, and 11-1/2 on the long side.
  • Score at 2" on both ends of 8-1/2" side for top and bottom.
  • The top will be turned to the inside for support.
  • The bottom will be cut as shown in the video to form the box bottom.


If you're curious about the towels that are used for these projects, I really love the Pioneer Woman brand towels and I have also used towels from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics.  You can see another of these towel packaging projects HERE.

If you're ready to create this project yourself, you can find the supplies listed below.  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored if you chose to order from me.  Each order from my online store allows me to continue to share with you.  Thank you for your support of my business.

Now that you've seen how you can make a handmade gift box for a special presentation, visit the online store to get your supplies!

DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness


Here's one of my favorite DIY gift ideas and this one is made with the Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness Bundle. 

I love shopping for fun hand towels or dish towels and it's great when I find one that matches one of our stamp sets or themes!

Rainbow-of-happiness-gift-tagThis particular tag is a die from the bundle and it's adorable with the arched rainbow top.  It finished off this project nicely.

This was the second project in my premiere this week and you can see the recording of this particular project in the video below.

DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness

Lisa's Inklings: The width of the "tag" can vary depending on the towel and design. How you fold the towel can also vary the size.This is much like a card front but the area is usually smaller.  You can accent the two ends like I did here with a tag on one end and the ribbon tied into a bow on the other.Rainbow-of-happiness-tag-gift-ideaHere are the supplies used for this project.  The Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [158126] is free with a purchase of $50!

You can create this project for any occasion and I encourage you to try!  This DIY gift with the Stampin' Up! Rainbow of Happiness Bundle will make a nice gift for someone soon!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket


The next in the series of Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 is a Hot Chocolate Pocket that debuted on my YouTube Premiere this evening. This project could also be used as a gift card or cash holder.

I hope you have been enjoying this series of holiday projects and it has helped solve some crafting needs as we get closer to Christmas.

This is such a fun project and different from most cocoa mix pouches.  And, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] and coordinating Love You More Than Dies [152698] can be used at any time of year.

Here's the video in case you missed the premiere!
Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Hot Chocolate Pocket

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-chocolate-1Here are the supplies used in the video:

Stampin-Up-Countdown-to-Christmas-2021-Lisa-Brown-hot-choc-2Have you seen the other Countdown to Christmas Projects? If not, you can see those HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today and next, I will share another packaging idea!  For the next Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 project, you will need two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock or one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and one 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper...see you then!