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.


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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!


Stampin' Up! Junk Journal!

Natures-harvest-classYou heard it right!  I made a "junk journal" with my Stampin' Up! supplies and I want to share it with you!

If you are not sure about a junk journal, it's a compilation of papers, vintage pages, ephemera, and embellishments to make a book for almost anything!

Here are some ideas:

  • Mini photo album
  • Memory keeping book
  • Gratitude journal
  • Recipes
  • Scripture journal
  • Bible Study notes
  • Book of prayers or prayer intentions
  • Travel journal

A Junk Journal can be anything you want it to be and these are so much fun to make!

You can get a Junk Journal Kit and online class for FREE when you place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) through me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.  It features the Nature's Harvest Bundle so add that to your list!

Watch the video then read on for the details...

Here are the details:
  • Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Lisa Brown by the end of the day on September 10, 2021.

  • Receive the kit to make this fun journal/mini album using the Nature's Harvest Bundle.  You may order the bundle or use another stamp set to complete the journal.  If your order totals $100 or more, you will receive the journal kit plus the In Color Jewels.

  • The kit will contain the cut and scored card stock, designer paper, die cuts, embellishments, punched pieces, and vintage pages for you to create the journal. 

  • You will need a stamp set, inks, adhesives, a stapler, and your basic tools to complete the journal.

  • After the 10th, I will order supplies needed to prepare your kits to mail to you by September 24, 2021.

  • On the 24th, you will be sent a link via email to a class page with the video and details for the journal project.

  • Questions?  Email me or call me.
Thank you for your support!

You can keep this junk journal for yourself or it's great to give as a gift!   I am excited about this Junk Journal class and can't wait for you to create your own!

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!

Back-to-School Project-Handmade Gift Box for Crayons


It's just about back-to-school time and I wanted to share this gift box for crayons to give our granddaughters, Lyla and Mia. Both of the girls love unicorns and animals so the Hippo Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152644] gets a lot of attention in my craft room when creating for these little girls!

This was the project created on Facebook LIVE last week.  Here's the edited video for you! 

Lisa's Inklings:


You can surprise and delight your "littles" with this back-to-school handmade gift box! For teachers, you can insert some sticky back notes or mints!

Ready to make one (or, more) of these little boxes?  Here are the supplies that you'll need from my Stampin' Up! online store! Please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cast to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business!

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Back-to-school-gift-box-unicornThese are as much fun to make as these are to give!
I hope you are inspired to create a back-to-school gift box for crayons or other small gifts!

Easy DIY Gift Packaging- Sweet Peach Gift Idea

Easy-diy-gift-packagingToday's project and video tutorial features an easy DIY gift package with a "sweet peach" gift idea.  These cute pens from Amazon are the perfect match for our peachy products!

This little packaging idea is so easy!  Just add a pretty tag and it makes it super special!

The following is the edited recording of my Facebook Live with this project.

Lisa's Inklings:


Didn't I tell you that this was easy DIY gift packaging?  I have made almost a dozen of these!

I hope you have been inspired to try this.  Here's the list so you can get the supplies and the designer paper is still on sale but time is running out!

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You probably have some of these supplies but, please, get this Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English) [155823]  and You're A Peach  Designer Series Paper [155686]. I have used it so much already!  You will love it!

Some reminders:

Thanks for checking in today for this easy DIY gift packaging tutorial...it's your turn to give it a try!

Handmade Thank You Gift Tags


Let's start off Monday with a handmade "Thank You Gift Tag"!  These tags were made to attach to little gifts to those who placed a qualifying order with me or through my Stampin' Up! Online Store in March 2021. 

Featured here are two of my favorites from the Stampin' Up! Last Chance list... the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set (English) [151691] and Forever Greenery DSP.  This stamp set was designed specifically to "fit" the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] which are not retiring (thank goodness!) and will be carried over into the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Here are the dies with the set (So Sentimental Bundle (English) [153828]) so you can see how well these coordinate...

To create the cut flagged end of the thank you gift tag, the Banner Triple Punch [138292] was used.  This item is retiring soon and is currently offered at a great discount!  You can easily make banner pieces in three widths: 1", 1-1/2", and 2".

If you'd like to see two more projects made with this stamp set, be sure to take a look at this card and this gift bag!

Here's a stack of these gifts with the handmade thank you gift tags!

Gift-tags-thank-youThese tags can easily be removed and used as a tag on a card front.  How about that...two gifts in one!

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to...

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you've been inspired by this handmade thank you gift tag and will create some to use on gifts or cards!

Easy DIY Gift Idea with Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus


It's Tuesday and today we have an easy DIY project with the Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus Product Medley.  

I am always on the lookout for tea towels or dish towels that coordinate well with our stamp sets and designer papers.  The cactus-themed towel used in today's project is from Dollar Tree!  Here's one from last year with an Easter theme.

The color scheme in the Flowering Cactus Product Medley is different from the bright colors on this towel.  As you'll see in the video, it was easy to coordinate other Stampin' Up! Colors to match the towel.  Watch the video to see the process of this easy DIY gift with Stampin' Up! Flowering Cactus!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut coordinating cardstock layer to 2" x 5".
  • Cut designer paper to match at 1-3/4 x 4-3/4.
  • You will need a piece of Basic White approximately 4" x 5" to stamp and cut your image.
  • For the sentiment, a 3/4" strip of Basic White was used and cut to fit.

Diy-gift-idea-stampin-up-flowering-cactus-2Here are the supplies used for this project.

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You can easily create these DIY gift towels for any occasion.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Teacher gifts
  • New neighbor welcome
  • Church or local craft fairs
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Or, just a "thinking of you" gift to brighten anyone's day!

Now that you've seen this video, you can be on the lookout for cute tea or kitchen towels to have on hand to make these easy DIY gift ideas that you can create with Stampin' Up! coordinating products! 


Make An Easter Card and Basket for the Little Ones {Video}


Today's feature is an Easter card and Easter basket video so you can make these for the little ones in your life.

These Easter projects were first shown on my Facebook LIVE this past Wednesday.  I am planning to give these to our granddaughters for Easter.  The card has an easy fun fold element when you open the inside of the card. Let's take a look at the video to see the process.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here's a look at that interior fun fold...




This little Easter basket and card will be perfect for our little girls.  Here's another basket design...a tad bit smaller and made from Designer paper.  You can see that this basket holds more fun trinkets and treats!


Here are the supplies used to create both of these projects...

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Thank you for your support of my small business.  When you purchase Stampin' Up! supplies from me, it allows me to continue offering videos and project ideas for you!

Thanks for tuning in today! Now that you have all the details, create something fun to be the light to someone special.   I hope you've been inspired to make an Easter card and basket for the little ones in your life.

New Year's Eve Facebook Live Recording- Make A 2021 Desk Calendar

New-year.youtube-thumbnailHappy New Year's Eve!  Today's project is a fun and easy desk calendar that will be sent to those who ordered Stampin' Up! through me in December. 

I can get rather chatty during my lives but it's fun and you will see me make several of these calendars in different styles.

Here is the recording of the Facebook Live...

Details for calendar:
Base: 4-1/4 x 11. Score on long side at 5-1/2.
Easel Stand Piece: 4- x 4-1/4. Score at 1/2, 2, 3-1/2
Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4
Card Stock behind calendar: 3-1/4 x 2-1/2
Embellish to your liking!
I'll post photos of the finished projects in the next day or two.  The weather is awful and not able to photograph my projects. 
  • The Quite Curvy Promotion ends in a few days!  If you'd like to order this bundle of products that includes a Christmas set and 6 x 6 stack of papers, you must order by January 4, 2021.   Get it HERE.
  • The Year End Closeout ends January 4, 2021. There are still some great deals on many retiring products! 
  • It's not too late to sign up for my New Mini Catalog Paper Share!  See the details and how to sign up HERE.

Click HERE to Shop Online! 
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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


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! 

2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Simple Gift Packaging for Handmade Cards


Now that we've made a special set of stationery cards, how about making a simple pretty box for gift packaging?


Our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] are beautiful, easy to embellish, and make an excellent presentation for your handmade creations!

Here's a super quick video tutorial so that you can make your own!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used to make this gift packaging...

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This boxed set of handmade cards would make a much-appreciated gift.  Be sure to add our Acetate Card Boxes [144628] to your next order to make this simple gift packaging.

Specials and Promotions:


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Guide: Handmade Stationery

StationeryLet's continue with our 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas gift guide with a handmade stationery gift.   This has been a much appreciated gift through the years. You can easily create this  gift in less than hour!


Isn't that a beautiful set of note cards?  You can create with any colors and any stamp set.  Let's take a look at this five minute video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Choose a stamp set, designer paper, and ink to determine your colors.  The details below are as used in the video.
  • Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146983] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is one piece of card stock cut in four pieces at 4 x 5-1/4.
  • Cut a 2-1/2 x 6 piece of designer paper to cover the envelope flap.  You can accent with strips if you wish.  For this project, a 1/2" strip was used.

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

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Who's on your list that would love this gift? I'm sure there is someone!  Stay tuned for the gift packaging idea for this set of cards!

Shop now to have your handmade stationery made in time for Christmas!

Specials and Promotions:


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Precision Scissors in a Gift Box

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Today's Christmas gift guide presentation features our Stampin' Up! precision scissors, our Paper Snips [103579]

Most everyone can use a really good pair of scissors.  While these are not recommended for young children, think about these for crafters, seamstresses, teachers, etc.  It's a functional and useful gift. 

You can make it extra special by packaging it neatly and easily with some of our products.

Here's the video so you can see the assembly of the gift box.

Lisa's Inklings:

2020-Christmas-gift-guide-precision-scissorsHere are the supplies used to make this project...

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. Is there anyone on your list that you have in mind for these precision scissors, our Stampin' Up! Paper Snips [103579]

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa


2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Special Sliding Gift Card Holder

Today's gift giving idea is a special sliding gift card holder idea.  Using the Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491], this project was made without any stamping!  The sentiment was cut from one sheet in the collection and the embellishments were die cut from another using Home Together Dies [153515].

Here's a quick look at the video with the assembly instructions.

Lisa's Inklings:

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Here is the list of supplies for this sliding gift card holder.

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Make this sliding holder to make your gift card extra special this Christmas!


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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa