Mother's Day Gift Card and Coupon Holder

Planted-paradise-gift-card-holderLooking for the perfect gift for the moms or graduates in your life? Look no further! Our latest YouTube video is packed with inspiration for an easy DIY gift idea that's sure to impress.

All you need is a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from your stash, and you're ready to get started.

Watch the video now to learn how to create something truly special for your loved ones.


Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, graduation, or any other special occasion, this thoughtful handmade gift is sure to bring a smile to their face.

As a bonus for you today, here are some ideas that could be incorporated into DIY coupons for moms in your life:

  1. Dinner Date: Offer to cook her favorite meal or take her out to her favorite restaurant for a special dinner date.
  2. Movie Night: Plan a cozy movie night at home with popcorn, snacks, and her choice of movies.
  3. Shopping Spree: Give her a shopping voucher to her favorite store or online shop, so she can treat herself to something special.
  4. Day Out: Plan a fun day out together, whether it's exploring a nearby town, visiting a museum, or going on a scenic hike.
  5. DIY Crafting Session: Spend a day crafting together, whether it's cardmaking or creating scrapbooks.
  6. Coffee Date: Treat her to a coffee date at her favorite café, where you can catch up over lattes and pastries.
  7. Home Organization: Offer to help her organize and declutter a room in her home, whether it's her closet, kitchen, or home office.
  8. DIY Home Décor: Create a handmade home décor item together, such as a personalized photo frame, decorative wall hanging, or hand-painted sign.

You get the idea!  Now it's time for you to make this adorable mini book for DIY coupons and/or gift cards!  One your done, share your project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group!

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Gift Ideas


Easter is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to start crafting some adorable gifts with the Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny stamp set.

One of my favorite gift ideas for Easter is creating special wraps, tags, and packaging for decorative kitchen towels. It's a simple yet thoughtful way to elevate a useful gift into something truly special. And, for those Easter treats and mini gifts, you can make this mini bag with another adorable bunny!


In last week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube, we showcased two charming projects using this cute Easter Bunny stamp set. Be sure to check out the recording below for all the inspiration!

Lisa's Inklings:
-The designer paper for the towel wrap measures 3" wide by 12" long.
-The measurements for the treat bag are as follows: Designer Paper- 6" tall x 8 1/2" wide. Score the 8 1/2" side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Score the 6" side at 1" (for bag bottom), 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".

Featured Products:
Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272]
Flowering Zinnias 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163469]
A Little Latte 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163453]

See two other projects with this adorable Easter Bunny stamp set HERE.

Ready to bring these Easter gift ideas to life? Head over to the Stampin' Up! online store to purchase the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272] and all the supplies you need to create these delightful projects. Let's make this Easter season extra memorable with handmade gifts from the heart!

Quick and Easy Valentine's Treat Pillow Box Tutorial

Treats-for-kids-valentine-classLooking for a fun and creative way to spread some love this Valentine's Day? Look no further! Today, we're sharing a quick and easy video tutorial for making adorable Valentine's treat boxes using Stampin' Up! products.

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These pre-scored Square Pillow Boxes are super easy to assemble and provide the perfect base for your Valentine's treats.  Pair these with Bee Mine Designer Series Paper featuring delightful Valentine's-themed designs that add a fun touch to your treat boxes.

Watch the video tutorial for easy assembly!

Once your box is decorated to your liking, fill it with your favorite Valentine's treats!  Whether you prefer chocolates, candies, or little gifts, these treat boxes are the perfect way to package up your Valentine's Day treats with love.

With just a few simple steps and some basic crafting supplies, you can create adorable Valentine's treat boxes that are sure to delight friends, family, and loved ones. Get creative with your paper and embellishments to personalize each box to suit your recipient's taste then join us in the Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group and share your creations.


Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card


Valentine's Day is all about expressing love, and what better way to do that than with a handmade card that's also a gift? Today, we're sharing an awesome project — a fun-fold card designed to hold your DIY Valentine's Coupons or a sweet gift card.

The star of this creation is the beautiful Most Adored Specialty Designer Paper. The best part? You can score this gorgeous paper for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase. It's the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your Valentine's projects.

In the video tutorial, I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating this charming card. Whether you're crafting for a special someone, family member, or friend, this project adds a personal touch to your Valentine's greetings.



Featured Products:
Bee My Valentine Bundle (English) [162554]

Most Adored 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [162976]

Why not elevate your Valentine's Day gifting with a handmade touch? Watch the tutorial, gather your supplies, and let's get crafting!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock base to 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 2 3/4" from both sides.
  • Cut (2) pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide x 4" tall.
  • You will need 18" of ribbon for closure plus whatever card stock and paper you need for the focal point on front.

Remember, the most meaningful gifts are the ones made with love.  This Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card will be perfect! Get to crafting then show us your creations in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.

Valentine Gift Idea for Teacher


Here's a fun way to show a teacher (or, anyone) that they are loved "beyond measure" with this sweet and unique Valentine's gift.

As featured in our LIVE video this week, this is a simple yet adorable gift packaging idea that matches the gift inside. 

The Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper is one of our FREE Sale-A-Bration Level ! choices that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.

Take a look at the recording of the LIVE session...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer Paper is cut 7 3/4" tall and 10" wide.
  • You will need a 3" x 5" each of Basic White and Real Red to die cut the tags or you can cut a piece of each at 4" tall by 2" wide to make your own tags.
  • Crushed Curry was cut into 1" strips to stamp and punch the Alphabest.
  • You will need a scrap of Real Red to punch the heart.
  • Cut 8"-10" of thread and ribbon.

Love-you-beyond-measure-valentine-giftYou can get the Trusty Toolbox DSP FREE with the following bundle of products:

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Then you can add the Trusty Toolbox DSP as your Sale-A-Bration choice for FREE!

Trusty-toolboxDSP-Free-SaleabrationShop now and get the supplies that you need for this unique Valentine's Day gift for a fun surprise for someone special!

Last Minute Christmas: Easy Hot Chocolate/Gift Card Holder Pocket

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Here we are... two days before Christmas and hopefully, all is ready except for those last-minute Christmas to-dos!  This is for you if you need a cute idea for a gift card, cash, or hot chocolate packet!

Here's the recording from this week's LIVE!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut cardstock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4" and burnish.
  • Make a tick mark on the card front right side at 2 3/4".  Cut as seen in the video.
  • Cut designer paper at 4" x  5 1/8".  Make a tick mark at 2 1/2" on the right side and cut as seen in the video.
  • You can embellish and decorate however you'd like!  Try it!

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Enjoy and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Stick Candy Holder

Stocking-stuffer-stick-candy-holderThis is an easy stocking stuffer idea for stick candy that you can make with supplies that you have at home.

This project is the Christmas re-make of a Halloween project shared earlier this year.

Here are the details for you to cut and assemble:

I hope you will try this little stocking stuffer!  Besides stick candy, you can also insert a fun pen or pencil, narrow lip gloss, nail file, or a highlighter.  If you'd like to insert something a little larger you could increase the width to 3" but keep in mind the diameter still needs to be about 1/2" x 3/4". We would love to see what you create with this idea!  Post over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook so we can all be inspired.


Crafting Supplies Gift Certificates Available


Christmas is a week away and if you're still on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further! Here at Ink and Inspirations, we are delighted to offer gift certificates. 
These versatile certificates are available in any amount, making them the ideal choice for any occasion—whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just a "thinking of you" moment.
Why Choose Gift Certificates?
Stampin’ Up! products are known for their quality and endless creative possibilities. A gift certificate allows your loved ones to choose exactly what they need or desire from the Stampin’ Up! catalog or online store ensuring a personalized and thoughtful present.  
Or, if you know someone who could use a great idea as a gift for you, ask for a gift certificate for a Stampin' Up! order and share our contact information!
How to Purchase: 

Getting a gift certificate to apply toward a Stampin' Up! order through us is a breeze! Simply reach out through [email protected] or 409-719-2853 to request yours. Payment via PayPal or Venmo is accepted.  
After purchasing the gift certificate, we will email a digital copy to the email address provided by the buyer that can be printed and either wrapped or tucked inside a card! The recipient can redeem by calling or emailing Lisa and the amount will be applied to the total of their order.

Don't wait—gift certificates are available now. Let the creative adventures begin!


Stocking Stuffer Lip Balm Holder - Facebook/YouTube Live

Gift-balm-holderWe are all super busy so I have a quick project for you! Make this easy lip balm holder with supplies that you have on hand! This makes a great stocking stuffer!
Tune in on Thursday, December 14th
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
Hope to see you then!

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Easy Gift Card Holder with Gift of Giving

Santa-gift-card-holderToday's project is a gift card holder created primarily with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.  This is a festive way to use your paper in your stash to create for the Christmas season of giving.

The design was presented in an Ink and Inspirations LIVE video.  You see the assembly and the process in the video HERE.

Easy-santa-gift-card-holderIt's so simple to make a pocket for a gift card with an easy 1" fold of designer paper.  Below are the basic measurements so that you can create these this holiday season.

  • Cut the designer paper to 4 1/4" x 12". Score at 1" and 6 1/2".
  • You will need a piece of card stock that coordinates with the designer paper and cut 1" x 4 1/4". This strip will be adhered to on the left edge of the designer paper and will be part of the pocket.
  • The inner pieces of card stock are to write your message and are cut 3" x 4" in Basic White and 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" in the same color as the coordinating card stock strip.
  • If you'd like a closure for your card, glue a long piece of ribbon around to tie on the right closure. The main image on the front should be glued over the ribbon to secure it.


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How To Make Christmas Gift Card Holders with Patterned Paper


'Tis the season for spreading joy and what better way than with a touch of handmade charm?
In today's video tutorial, discover a fun way of crafting Christmas gift card holders using your favorite patterned papers.  This step-by-step video will show you how to turn ordinary designer paper into a holiday masterpiece. Join us, where we spotlight the versatile Gift of Giving stamp set, making this project an excellent way to enhance your gift-giving this holiday season.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4 1/4" x 12".  Score at 1" and 6 1/2".
  • Cut two pieces of cardstock that coordinates with your designer paper. (1)- 1" x 4 1/4" and (1)- 4 1/4" x 3 1/4".
  • Cut a piece of Basic White" 4" x 3".  Layer on top of the larger piece of card stock for the inside of the card.

Gift-card-holder-made-with-patterned-paper-insideAnd there you have it—Christmas gift card holders made easy! I hope this tutorial has inspired you to transform your cherished patterned papers into delightful, personalized gifts. As we shine our November Product Spotlight on the Gift of Giving stamp set, let it be a reminder that the joy of the season is often found in the little details.  Happy crafting, and may your holidays be filled with handmade warmth!

Use Your Patterned Paper to Make a Gift Card Holder


Do you have a LOT of patterned paper in your stash?   Join us as we create an easy gift card holder using some of that stash!  The Gift of Giving Stamp Set will be featured, our November Product Spotlight!

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The video is pre-recorded since we will be on the road to Texas!
When: Thursday, November 16th, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

We will make the pocket card as seen in the photo above and I'll show you another in traditional colors that you will love!

Tune in tonight for this fun project and learn to use some of your patterned paper to make cute gift card holders!

Christmas Gift Idea for the Avid Reader on Your List - A Fun Fold Card Idea



Today's project is a delightful fun fold pocket card designed to bring joy to book lovers or students on your list.
While it's a treat for anyone, we've added a special touch that will especially resonate with the bookworms in your life. The creation of this charming card unfolded during our recent LIVE session on Thursday evening, showcasing the elegance of the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle from Stampin' Up!  If you're ready to create a project filled with whimsy and charm, this project is tailor-made for you!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Lost Lagoon: Card Base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" to diagonal cut, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" to back mini card, scrap for punching and sentiment, 2" x 5" for bookmark.
  • Winter Meadow DSP: 4" x 5 1/4" for base, 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" to diagonal cut, 3" x 8" for mini card.
  • Basic White: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" for inside mini card, scrap for stamping and punching.
  • Silver Foil: Scrap for sentiment and 2" circle punch.

Snowflakes-pocket-cardIf you'd like to create this card, the supplies are listed below.  Your ongoing support means the world to me. Every order placed in my online store makes it possible for me to continue doing what I love - sharing the joy of crafting!

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 This fun fold pocket card, adorned with the enchanting Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle, is not just a card; it's a thoughtful gesture that will be appreciated.  Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just beginning your creative journey, this project brings the joy of gifting to life. So, grab your supplies, tune into the video tutorial, and start crafting!  Then, share your pocket card on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!

DIY Christmas Ornament Video Tutorial

Stars-at-night-ornamentWelcome back to another creative project with the Stampin' Up! Stars At Night Bundle.

Today, we're diving into the festive spirit with a delightful DIY Christmas ornament that can also double as a charming gift topper or tag. It's the perfect way to add a personal touch to your holiday presents. So, let's take a look at the video tutorial so that you can make your own.


And there you have it, a brilliant DIY Christmas ornament that not only adorns your tree but can also add a touch of handmade love to your holiday gifts. We hope you enjoyed this 2023 Christmas project and that you're inspired to craft your own festive decor. Remember, it's the thoughtful details that make the holiday season truly special.

Stay tuned for more crafty ideas and joyful inspiration from Stampin' Up! and Ink and Inspirations.

Make A Simple Gratitude Journal


This simple gratitude journal was featured in a recent LIVE video tutorial on our Ink and Inspirations Facebook Page and YouTube channel.   This simple project and the idea of keeping a gratitude journal is one that would benefit everyone!

  1. Regularly recording things you're thankful for can shift your focus toward positive aspects of your life.
  2. Gratitude journaling can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. It helps you manage stress.
  3. Expressing gratitude for the people in your life can improve your relationships. It shows appreciation and can build stronger connections.
  4. Acknowledging your own accomplishments and the positive aspects of your life can boost your self-esteem.
  5. Keeping a gratitude journal encourages you to be present in the moment and pay attention to the good things around you.

Let's look at the how-to then read on for the details so you can make your own.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 4" x 8".
  • Score at 4" on the 8" side and 1" from the bottom.
  • Trim inner corners of pocket as shown in the video.
  • Adhere outer edges of pocket.
  • Cut 2 pieces of of Basic White at 4" x 2 3/4".  Add a 1/2" strip of coordinating designer paper as shown in video.
  • You can add ribbon as a closure or leave without.  I decided to take the ribbon off of my gratitude journal.


This is an easy project that you can create with supplies that you have in your stash.  Please do so and post a picture in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.  Please use the hastag, #creatinggratitude.

There are many benefits of maintaining a gratitude journal. It's a simple practice that can enrich your life, strengthen relationships, and help you realize that you have much for which to be thankful.