It's A Wrap!


Let's start the week off with a makeover of an easy fall treat wrap posted HERE earlier.  This is such an easy wrap and can be used for edible treats or gift cards.  It's also a great idea for a craft fair item. 

Love the bright colors of today's project? For the holidays, it's your choice!  Choose your favorite Christmas or holiday designer series paper.  Here are the products that were used for this project.

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Here's the simple how-to...

  • Cut designer paper to 3" x 12".
  • You'll need a piece of Real Red CS cut to 3/4" x 4" and Shaded Spruce CS 1" x 4".  Banner cut the ends with your snips.
  • You'll need a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White to punch at 2 1/4" circle for stamping.
  • Wrap the Real Red Ribbon around twice and tie a bow in front as shown.

Easy-treat-christmas-makeover-2October Special:

Thanks for stopping by today to see these easy holiday gift wrap for treats or gift cards and stay tuned for more holiday ideas coming your way soon!

Bella's Twilight Hand Sanitizer

Bellas-twilight-hand-sanitizerOk...I have to admit that I've watched the Twilight series (more than once) and this little makeover of the Week 6 Halloween Project reminded me of that!

This little gift box was created with the Spooky Sweets Bundle from p. 51 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. The little Pocket Bac Sanitizer is from Bath and Body Works.


And, if you're not into Halloween, there are fall and pumpkin themed items that are great little gift items as we approach the holiday season.

If you're interested in making a little gift box like this one, you can decorate and embellish for any occasion!  See the video tutorial HERE.

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 6- Pocket Bac Gift Box


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We are halfway through the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Pocket Bac Sanitizer Gift Box for Week 6.  

I thought that an alternative to something sweet might be nice this week and Bath and Body Works has these cute Pocket Bac sanitizers for Halloween and fall.

The Trick or Tweet stamp set has some really cute images.  This little mummy cat had not seen ink so he's the star of the show for this project.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe so you won't miss any of my videos.

Need some supplies to create this project? Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 2" x 11".  Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2". 
  • Do not fold and burnish on the 6 1/2" score line.
  • Die cut the smallest layering oval between the 1/2" score and 1 1/2" score.
  • Stamp splatter from Spooky Sweets over cardstock in Cajun Craze.

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If you're looking for an alternative to candy for a Halloween treat then this project for Week 6 is a great idea...give it a try!

Stampin' Up! Tea Pouch Project and A Giveaway!

Easy-stampin-up-tea-pouchDid you tune in for Facebook Live last Friday for this fun tea pouch project?

We made this cute tea bag (or, gift card) holder with products with the beautiful Tea Room Suite.  This suite of products is one of the beauties in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  The base is made with Coastal Cabana which is one of my favorite colors that Stampin' Up! brought back this year.  It's a lovely match with Calypso Coral.


Click HERE to access the free Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet PDF for this project.

 Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this tea pouch...


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August Promotions:

  • Bonus Days!- August 1-31, 2018-For every $50 in product you order (before shipping and tax), you will receive a $5 Bonus Code to use toward an order in September 2018!  The codes will be sent to you from Stampin' Up! via email so look for it and save the codes to use on your order from me in September! See more details HERE.
  • Use Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your FREE gift!

Now, visit the Online Store to order some of the great products listed above and leave a comment below for a chance to win a random drawing prize!  Hope you'll enjoy making this little Stampin' Up! Tea Pouch!


Stampin' Up! Last Chance Lists and a Video Tutorial!

Last-Chance Products

The Stampin' Up! Last Chance (Retiring) List was announced yesterday and when you take a look at it, it will appear that our of colors are all leaving!  Not to worry!  There will be a redesign of the cases with some great improvements.  Once I have some of the new ink pads in my hands, I will be able to show you!

However, Stampin' Up! does a lot of research to stay on top of trends in color and style.  In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, the company decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.  This makeover will usher in 16 new colors and we'll say farewell to 13 of our current colors.  Be sure to join me on Facebook for Live with Lisa, this Thursday evening, 7:30 PM, Central and I will show you a little more on the colors and the new cases. 

Remember, many items on these lists are available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! (If it's not a stamp set, it's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)  You can keep up with what IS still available by visiting my ONLINE STORE HERE.

Some items have already sold out!  Please do not delay if there is something you are wanting!

Click on the links below to see the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List for the big Annual Catalog.

--->Last Chance List Annual Catalog


--->Last Chance List Occasions Catalog

Today, I have a Stampin' Up! video tutorial that was shown on my Facebook page recently featuring one of the retiring sets from the Occasions Catalog, Bird Banter.

Click HERE to see this Stampin' Up! video tutorial on You Tube.

Here's a close up look at all the images and sentiments in the Bird Banter set:

See Bird Banter and all the retiring stamp sets and products on the Last Chance List in the Stampin' Up! Online Store then check back later today for the winners in my Getaway Giveaway!

Stampin' Up! Easy Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder


Today's project is an easy birthday gift card holder.  Check out all the details below!

• Label Me Pretty Wood-Mount Bundle [145304]
• Label Me Pretty Clear-Mount Bundle [145305]


• Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [144245]: 4” x 4”, scrap for punching
• Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [145559] : 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”, scrap for punching
• Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] : 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” square and 5 3/4” x 3 3/4”, score at 3 3/4”, scrap for stamping and punching.

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad [144083]
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad [144086] 


• Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon [144135]
• 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows [144217]
• 1-3/8" Circle Punch [119860]
• Stampin' Trimmer [126889]
• SNAIL Permanent Adhesive [104332]
• Paper Snips Scissors [103579]
Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995]



  1. Adhere 3 3/4” Whisper White square to 4” square of Lemon Lime Twist.
    2. Fold the longer piece of Whisper White on the 3 3/4” score line. Fold with long flap on top. Adhere 1 1/2” wide strip of designer paper to inside strip of Whisper White as seen in photo.
    3. Adhere 3 3/4” square of designer paper to front of this Whisper White piece.
    4. Tie ribbon around next to fold.
    5. Adhere inner 1 1/2” wide part of Whisper White to edge of Whisper White on 4” x 4” base. Use Tear & Tape on top and bottom only of 1 1/2” wide piece.
    6. Stamp Happy Birthday image in Berry Burst on Whisper White and punch.
    7. Punch shape from Lemon Lime Twist card stock. Cut in half and adhere to back of stamped and punched piece. Adhere to front of card.
    8. Stamp swirl image in Lemon Lime Twist on same color card stock. Punch.
    9. Punch 1 3/8” Circle from coordination designer paper. Adhere to punch Lemon Lime piece as shown.
    10. Adhere In Color Bitty Bow in Lemon Lime Twist to circle.
    11. Insert gift card.


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Mini DIY Easter Basket with A Good Day


This is the month we need to plan for Easter gift and treat packaging so here's a DIY mini basket idea for you.  It's a makeover from a past video tutorial that is just the right size for a few sweet treats or small gift. 

I thought I'd try a monochromatic look with some paper and embellishment from the big annual catalog along with A Good Day (wood, clear) stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  This is such a sweet set and you can see some more projects made with it HERE.

Min-diy-easter-basket-2Let's take a look at the project video tutorial that inspired today's makeover.

Click here to see the video that inspired the Mini DIY Easter Basket on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper to 6" x 8".
  • Score on the 8" side at 2" and 6".
  • Score on the 6" side at 2" and 4".
  • Cut two strips of designer paper: One strip- 1/2" x 10" for handle and one strip 1/2" x 12'.
  • The 12" strip should be adhered to the top edge of the basket.  Start at center front and wrap around the top edge, bending around corners.  It will not meet the other end once you get back around to the front, but your stamped image and punched pieces will cover that.


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  • *HOST CODE: K2N7N94R  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me! 
  • Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase! (Special offerings for $100 in product purchase including this bundle with embossing folder and the coordinating stamp set.). See the new Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!
  • Become a member of our Ink and Inspirations Stars Team and choose any two stamp sets for FREE to add to your Starter Kit!  This special only lasts through the end of the month, March 31, 2018.  We'd love to have you on our team!

Are you as ready for spring time crafting as I am?  Hope you'll try today's project for spring, Easter, or any occasion! Thanks for stopping by for today's mini DIY Easter basket and I'll see you again soon!



Make a Coffee Gift Card Holder for Valentine's Day or Any Day!


Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and sharing a project idea that is a good gift giving idea for today or any day that you want to share a coffee gift card with someone.

This little holder is super easy (no stamping on this one, gals and guys!) and but you'll want this pack of designer paper to keep on hand to make these little holders.

I also customized this gift card holder for a Valentine's Day gift.  If you need another Valentine idea that's quick and easy, you can see one here!


Let's take a look at the simple how-to for this coffee gift card holder project...

Click here to see this coffee gift card holder video tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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If you're a coffee lover or just loving the coffee themed supplies, be sure to check out the entire Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6". 
  • Score at 1 3/4" and 4 1/2" on the long side. (Long side up)
  • Turn the paper 90 degrees, short side up and what will be the bottom on the right) and score at 3 1/2".
  • Cut and trim as seen in the video.

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Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!  Keep this type of coffee gift card holder idea handy and gift it a try!

2018 Valentine Treat Bag #3 with Party Pandas

  2018-stampin-up-valentine-treat-bag-3aToday's paper crafting project is the third in my series of Valentine treat holders for 2018.  It was designed specifically for a gluten free granola bar for our granddaughter...and, her momma!  I also wanted to create a bag with supplies that weren't necessarily designed for Valentines. 

That cute little panda is from one of this year's Sale-A-Bration sets, Party Pandas.  These pandas in this set are adorable and this set has been a very popular choice for those placing a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order of $50!  Just look at these samples below...all the panda cuteness!

Watch the video tutorial below to see the simple how-to for this Valentine treat bag.

Click here to see this Valentine Treat Bag on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The designer paper for the bag is cut at 7 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score on the long side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Turn and score on the short side at 1" and 6".
  • The Library Clips make a really cute closure for this bag and holds the treat inside until you're ready for it!
  • The black and white theme of the Petal Passions Designer Series Paper is so versatile!  This striped pattern paired perfectly with this panda image and Cherry Cobbler accents.

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DIY Christmas Gift Packaging

DIY-Christmas-Gift- PackagingFor today's project, we have a sweet gift packaging idea for the Christmas gift featured on the previous blog post.  I love these acetate boxes!  You could even stuff it with candy or other sweet treats.  

I used the the color theme on the cards to pull the coordinating embellishments from my supplies.  The foil paper is beautiful and really adds a classy touch.  Several more of these will be made for holiday gift giving.

Let's take a look at today's video for the easy how-to.

Click HERE to see the Christmas Gift Packaging Video Tutorial on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's gift idea project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Click HERE to see the Christmas Gift Packaging Video Tutorial on You Tube.

Diy-christmas-gift-packaging-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper for the belly band at 2" x 12".
  • Use Glue Dots to attach the embellishments...super easy!
  • If you haven't tried the Stampin' Up! Foil Sheets, get some now! These are beautiful and add a "wow" to any project.
  • The Year End Sales event continues with many retiring supplies that are available only while supplies last!  Shop now!

Thanks for checking in for today's Christmas gift packaging project and if you're free tonight, join me LIVE on Facebook here---> Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown...see you then!

DIY Christmas Gift Idea...Handmade Cards!


As a card maker, you have the skill to create beautiful DIY Christmas gifts...Handmade cards!  What a thoughtful, heartfelt, and useful gift!

In today's project video,  you'll see a set of four handmade thank you cards that would make a great gift.  With the help of beautiful Stampin' Up! papers and tool, this card set can be created, start to finish, in less than an hour!

Let's take a look at the video and you'll see just how easy it is.

Click Here to see the this card making video on You Tube.

Here are the supplies used in today's gift idea project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Use the Host Code when placing your online order with me and I'll send a little thank you gift in the mail. 

***If your order totals $150 or more before tax and shipping, do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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Diy-christmas-gift-2017-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut four card bases of Thick Whisper White card stock; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Cut four, 5 1/4" x 4" pieces of the designer paper.
  • Cut a piece of  Whisper White card stock at 4" x 5" for stamping and embossing.
  • Cut a piece of Champagne Foil at approx 4" x 6" and run through the Big Shot with embossing folder. Now it's ready for punching!

Diy-christmas-gift-2017Stay tuned!  In the next blog post, I'll be sharing the decorated box that I made to finish off this gift...see you then!

Make A Thanksgiving Hostess Gift!

Diy-hostess-gift-1Today's project is a great idea for a Thanksgiving or holiday dinner hostess gift.   It's a jumbo size tag that serves as a type of gift packaging for a pretty fall themed kitchen towel.  The beautiful Gourdness provides the main image with the Autumn Harvest Designer Series Paper as the backdrop.  You can see another video using this set in yesterday's tip post HERE.

I found these towels at a local fabric store in this Crushed Curry-like color.  I knew it would be a beautiful companion for Painted Autumn collection.  Seriously, don't miss this suite in the Holiday Catalog.  It has been SUPER popular...Painted Harvest stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. That stamp set is bundled with that a precious leaf punch that you'll be able to use on lots of projects.  I'll have the links to these along with the supplies for this project below the video.

Now it's time to take a look at the simple assembly for this project.  Are you ready?

Here are the supplies used in today's project:

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Diy-hostess-gift-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Pumpkin Pie card stock to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Use a smaller (scrap) piece for die cutting.
  • Cut Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to 5" x 5".
  • You'll need approx. 5 1/2" x 5" for die cutting Very Vanilla.


Thanks so much for tuning in for today's project.  Show your appreciation to your host/hostess this holiday season with this idea for beautiful and functional gift.

Holiday Table Setting Gift Packaging

Table-setting-gift-for-holidays-1This week's makeover is a classy look for your holiday table setting with this little gift packaging idea for a small treat or gift. 

When I first saw this color combo for Christmas, I wasn't too sure if it was going to work for me.  But, get your hands on this beautiful Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper along with some embellishments and the Merry Music Specialty'll see a winning combination. 

Black and white is trendy and elegant and you can add a splash of any color to match your decor or table setting.  Here you see Old Olive which is the accent color in this designer paper collection. 

Let's look at the simple how-to for the assembly then you can start thinking about what you'd like to add as the little surprise inside.

Click here to see the original video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For today's project, I cut the paper at 4" x 5 1/2",
  • Apply your Tear & Tape or Adhesive on the wrong side of your designer paper.  (along one side and and center of bottom)
  • Ribbon is cut about 16" long.
  • Brush Old Olive ink  with Aqua Painter over Shimmery White card stock before stamping the sentiment.

Table-setting-gift-holidays-2Below is the list of Stampin' Up! supplies used on today's project. 

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I hope you enjoyed today's makeover of this holiday table setting gift and will continue to check back for more holiday and Christmas projects!

Coming Soon...12 Weeks of Christmas! one week from today on October 4 at 1:00 PM Central Time, members of our mailing list will receive 12 awesome Christmas project ideas!

These projects will include 5 Christmas card ideas, 4 gift ideas, and 3 packaging ideas!  The only way that you will be able to receive these awesome project ideas is if you sign up for our mailing list.  

If you already receive emails from me, no worries!  You are on the list and will receive these fun holiday project ideas! 

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Tuesday Tip: Special Kits for Your Holiday Crafting!

PP_Coordinating_Kits_Shareable_new_subscriberWelcome to a special, simple and fun holiday crafting experience coming to you soon from Paper Pumpkin! Welcome to a Season of Style!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

These two coordinating kits means that:
1) You will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts
2) You will have more creative options
3) You can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

Maybe you don’t craft regularly but still love to make holiday cards and gifts? With so much coordinated cuteness on tap, now’s the perfect time to dive in and subscribe!

Or, maybe you are an avid papercrafter who wants quick and easy projects to add warmth to the holiday season but  you don’t have time to shop and prep for projects.  Paper Pumpkin's Season of Style coordinated kits will be perfect for you!

Here's a message from Carrie Warner from the Stampin' Up! Home Office...

Although the kits contain stand alone don't need both months' kits to complete the won't want to miss either month so subscribe now so you won't miss out!

You will receive both the October and November kits weeks before the hectic holiday season begins—leaving you with plenty of time to craft. And since papercrafting may not be at the front of your mind this early in the season, just think of how great it will feel to have cute projects all ready to go. You’ll impress everyone at your holiday parties and get-togethers with darling handmade projects . . . and no one will ever know how easy they were to create!

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  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

Subscribe to Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin to get your holiday crafting on with Season of Style!