Countdown to Christmas!


December will be here before you know it so now is the time to create this beautiful Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit [163114] from the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection.

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this beautiful Kit! This craft kit includes everything you need to make 25 individual paper envelopes to help you count down the days until Christmas. With beautiful paper greenery, bows, holiday flowers, gems, and more, you have all the supplies you need to create some unique envelope designs. Then, simply fill them up with a small treat or a sweet note! Whether you keep the kit for yourself or gift it to a friend, this advent calendar will add a charming touch to your home during the Christmas season.

Kit includes:
* Predesigned projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 25 envelopes; 4" x 3"
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Precut Christmas die cuts
* Twine
* Embellishments
* 25 wooden clothespins
* A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
In the video below, see the assembly of each of the 4 styles of pocket envelopes.  And, I will give you a few tips through the process.

Besides little candies and tiny gifts, here are some ideas to slip inside each pocket.
Encouraging children to perform acts of kindness within their own homes and for their immediate family and grandparents is a wonderful way to instill the values of love and compassion. Here are 25 ideas:
  1. Breakfast Surprise: Prepare breakfast in bed for a parent or grandparent.
  2. Homemade Art: Create a piece of artwork as a gift for your parents or grandparents.
  3. Special Tea Time: Host a tea party at home for your family.
  4. Family Game Night: Organize a fun game night for your immediate family.
  5. Room Cleanup: Surprise a family member by tidying up their room.
  6. Reading Time: Read a book to a younger sibling or grandparent.
  7. Tech Help: Offer to help a family member with any tech-related issues.
  8. Nature Collection: Collect leaves or rocks to make a family nature display.
  9. Family Movie Night: Plan a movie night with popcorn and your family's favorite films.
  10. Favorite Meal: Cook or help prepare your family's favorite meal for dinner.
  11. Crafting Session: Organize a crafting session and make homemade decorations.
  12. Nature Walk: Go on a family nature walk and take photographs.
  13. Sticky Notes of Love: Leave sweet messages on family members' doors.
  14. Sibling Playtime: Spend quality time playing with a younger sibling.
  15. Music Concert: Put on a mini concert for your family with your musical talents.
  16. Window Washing: Help wash the windows for a sparkly view.
  17. Homemade Cards: Make thoughtful cards for your family.
  18. Backyard Picnic: Set up a picnic in your backyard for the family.
  19. Plant a Garden: Start a small garden for your family.
  20. Family Letter: Write a heartfelt letter to your parents or grandparents.
  21. Homework Help: Offer to assist a sibling with homework.
  22. Tech-Free Evening: Suggest a tech-free evening for quality family time.
  23. Yard Cleanup: Tidy up your yard or garden for your family.
  24. Photo Album: Create a family photo album with captions and stories.
  25. Puzzle Time: Put together a jigsaw puzzle with a family member.

Here's another idea...25 Bible verses:

  1. "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6

  2. "But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.'" - Luke 2:10

  3. "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." - Luke 2:11

  4. "And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.'" - Luke 2:10 (KJV)

  5. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

  6. "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." - John 1:14

  7. "But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law." - Galatians 4:4

  8. "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  9. "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" - Luke 2:13-14 (KJV)

  10. "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him." - Psalm 28:7

  11. "When they saw the star, they were overjoyed." - Matthew 2:10

  12. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

  13. "But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.'" - Luke 1:30-31

  14. "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it." - Psalm 96:11

  15. "So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger." - Luke 2:16

  16. "And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth." - Luke 1:14

  17. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)

  18. "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 (NASB)

  19. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:5

  20. "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." - Matthew 1:23 (KJV)

  21. "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit." - Isaiah 11:1

  22. "The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world." - John 1:9

  23. "May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." - 2 Thessalonians 3:16

  24. "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

  25. "For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people." - Titus 2:11

Whatever you choose to do for your Christmas Coundown, it will surely enrich your holiday.  Order yours today!

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.

Taco Tuesday or Fiesta Party Table Favor

Taco-tuesday-fiesta-party-treat-holderAdd a touch of fiesta flair to your Taco Tuesday table with these delightful table favors!

Whether you're hosting a big gathering or an intimate dinner, these little gifts are sure to spice up your fiesta. You can place one at each table setting for a personalized touch or arrange them in a festive basket or bowl on your buffet for a delightful surprise.

Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial using the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160732] and the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper [161945].

Lisa's Inklings:


You are ready to make some of these cute pockets, right?  Here is what you will need!

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Here's the link to the cute goodies in my favor pouch.

Get ready to elevate your Taco Tuesday experience with this fun and easy craft project! get your supplies to create these fiesta table favors today!


Fiesta Party or Taco Tuesday Menu Board

Taco-tuesday-fiesta-menu-boardGet ready to spice up your next Fiesta party or Taco Tuesday with a creative twist – a DIY Menu Board!

In this video tutorial, we're bringing together the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set [160732] and one of our delightful 2023 holiday papers to craft a fun and functional menu display that'll have everyone saying, "¡Olé!" And, with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, it's a perfect time to fiesta!

Stay tuned for the step-by-step guide on how to add some flair to your food festivities.


Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used in today's project in this video tutorial.

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Get ready to party in style with the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper [161945] and the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160732] for your next homestyle fiesta or Taco Tuesday with this easy-to-make Menu Board! Tune in again tomorrow for a fun party or table favor for your fiesta!

Fourth of July Crafts for Your Celebrations

Fourth-of-july-door-decorAre you ready for some Fourth of July crafts that you can make in minutes?  We have you covered! Dig through your stash for your red, white, and blue "stuff" and get ready!

Today's two projects were featured in our LIVE this week on Facebook and YouTube.

Let's look at the replay of the video then read on for some details to help you get these together to make your home Fourth of July festive!

Lisa's Inklings:
Hanging Decor-

Cut two pieces of patterned paper at 3 1/2" x 6". 
Cut the same size chipboard or use the backing from the designer paper pack at 3 1/2" x 6".
For border: Two pieces of Real Red cardstock at 1" x 6" for the borders.
Basic White and Foam Adhesive Sheet: 1 3/4" x 4 1/4".
10" of red, white, and blue ribbon.  (3) red, (2) white, and (2) blue.

Treat Cone-

  • Blue patterned paper: 4 x 4
  • Basic White and Real Red for any punches or die cuts to embellish.


See how simple and super cute!  Your children and grandchildren will love it! Raid your crafting stash for red, white, and blue goodies, and in no time, you'll have festive decor to celebrate America's big day. 

Taco Tuesday Dinner Party Decor Ideas with Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta

Taco-Fiesta-Taco-Tuesday-invitationThe Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set and other paper crafting supplies are just what you need for inspiration and embellishing table and home decor for a Taco Tuesday dinner party.

  1. Start off with handmade invitations using coordinating cardstock and ink colors to match the theme like the one pictured above using the Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta stamp set.
  2. Customized place cards for each guest using small tags or folded cards.
  3. Themed napkin rings made with coordinating patterned paper and embellishments. 
  4. Themed pockets made from patterned papers to hold utensils, napkins, or stick candies like the ones seen HERE in this video tutorial.
  5. Festive banners or garlands using colorful cardstock and stamped images from the Taco Fiesta stamp set.
  6. Customized menu cards for each guest, made with coordinating cardstock and stamped images of tacos or other party foods.
  7. Drink coasters decorated with coordinating patterned paper and stamped images.
  8. Personalized party favors, such as small treat boxes or bags like the ones HERE, decorated with coordinating paper and stamped images of chili peppers from Taco Fiesta or other Mexican-themed designs.
  9. Customized photo booth props, such as mustaches or sombreros, made with cardstock.
  10. Handmade thank you cards for guests, made with coordinating cardstock and stamped sentiments of gratitude.


These are just a few ideas to get started, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to using Stampin' Up! supplies and the Taco Fiesta stamp set for a fun and festive Taco Tuesday dinner party.

Fun Project for Taco Tuesday

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-2Are you a fan of Taco Tuesday? If so, why not use your paper crafting skills to take your home decor and entertaining to the next level?

Today's project is a fun way to add a custom look to your Taco Tuesdays.  With your paper crafting supplies, you can create custom favors and accessories that are perfectly suited to your personal style and taste. Whether you prefer bright and bold colors or more subtle and sophisticated designs, you can use paper crafting to create a personalized look for your Taco Tuesday party.

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-1The utensil pocket above can be created easily with your supplies. Let's take a look at the quick video below so you can get started!

Lisa's Inklings:

Taco-fiesta-tuesday-pouch-3By using your paper crafting skills, you can tap into your creativity and imagination, and experiment with different colors, textures, and designs. Whether you're creating these utensils/napkin/treat pouches or crafting taco-shaped place cards, you can let your imagination run wild and create one-of-a-kind pieces that will delight your guests.

Ready to create your own?  Here is the list of supplies that I used for this project.  Notice that the designer paper is a host reward paper collection and can only be earned for free with your order of $150 or more before shipping and tax. But, don't let that stop you!  Pick any 12 x 12 pack of paper with fun designs and get started!

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Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!

Let me know if you re-create this project or if you create any project to decorate for entertaining. I'd love to hear about it!

So, whether you're hosting a small family gathering or a big fiesta with all your friends, consider using your paper crafting skills to create a fun and festive atmosphere for Taco Tuesday and try this fun project.

Super Bowl Game Day is Tomorrow!

Super-bowl-game-day-football-bannerSuper Bowl Game Day is tomorrow and here's a party decor piece for your fun gathering!   You can create this in less than an hour !  Gather your supplies and let's get started!

  • Cut green card stock to 3 x 4...7 pieces.  Mark with a pencil in the center 1 1/2" from the bottom and cut up to the point from each side creating the banner pieces.
  • Die cut game day letters. If you don't have dies, you can paint the letters with a thin brush or use chalk. 
  • Draw the boundary lines at the top of each piece with chalk or a white pen or pencil.
  • The centerpiece is dark brown card stock cut the same as green pieces.
  • Use strips of white card stock for "stitching" and stripes or use paint or draw with chalk.
  • Punch two holes on the top edge of each banner piece.
  • String with baker's twine or jute.
  • Hang on a wall, on edge of the table, or use as part of your tablescape carefully laying around bowls or platters.  You can even hang on your front door to greet your guests!

See the creation of this banner and simple game day treat box in this video recording below.

Now it's time to create your Game Day banner and get ready for your Super Bowl celebration!

Facebook and YouTube LIVE Today - Super Bowl Fun

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Hosting a Super Bowl or football themed party?  You won't want to miss this LIVE today!  We will make a super easy banner for your decor and a treat bag!  You will also see a Valentine theme alternative!

Note the special time this week...

Set a reminder and join us on either Facebook or YouTube...3 PM ET, 2 PM CT, 1 PM MT, 12 PM PT

See you then!

DIY Home Decór with Paper Crafting

Honeybee-Home-tag-card-1This may look like a really pretty springtime card made with paper crafting supplies but how about using part of it as an element of a DIY home decór project?

In last week's YouTube Premiere, this was one of our projects featured as a card and then as an element on the popular tiered trays that are so trendy right now.

In the YouTube video, you will see the how-to for this card and then how it's used on a tiered tray with some other elements created with Stampin' Up! supplies.  Let's take a look!

Details for the Honeybee Home Card:

Honeybee-Home-card-tagNow, if you watched the video above through the end, you saw how the tag element from the card above was used.  These tiered trays are so much fun to style and can be changed out for any and every occasion.

Honeybee-Home-Tiered-TrayIt was so much fun putting this piece together.  Keep an eye out for elements that you can use for whatever them you wish.  Notice the banner created with the Playful Alphabet Dies that are on the Last Chance List and will not be available much longer.  These alpha dies are just the right size for projects like this one and for card fronts.  These are a steal for the discounted price of $27.20!

If you want to try creating DIY home decór with these same items, click on any image below to order and have it shipped directly to your home.

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Now that you've read this post, plan your tiered tray display and DIY home decor and shop for the paper crafting supplies that you will need.

YouTube Premiere- Using the Honeybee Bundle for Cards & Home Decór


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Join Lisa this evening for a YouTube Premiere with two projects created with bee-utiful nature stamps with the Honeybee Home Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  Lisa will show you how she incorporates paper crafting projects into home decór.

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!

Thursday, March 31, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

See you this evening on YouTube!

P.S.  Mystery Host Event ends tonight!

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New Stampin' Up! Kit- Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit


Bring your crafting out of the craft room and into your home with the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit! 

The Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit includes supplies to create a magnet board designed to organize aspects of your daily life in a beautiful way. With interchangeable messages, backgrounds, and envelopes, you can decorate your magnet board to best suit your style and needs!

Kit includes:
*Predesigned projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 1 framed magnet board
*Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Includes 6 magnet clips
* Includes 2 image sticker sheets and 4 sentiment sticker sheets (1 each for the following languages: Dutch, English, French, and German)
* Includes 24 double-sided 4" x 3" (10.2 x 7.6 cm) cards
* Includes 2 sheets of 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) paper
*A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
* Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! kits are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are based on availability. Order the new Stampin' Up! Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins


I am a couple of days late with our last idea in my Stampin' Up! 2021 Countdown to Christmas series...Embossed Napkins. 

This is an idea that's been shared before here on Ink and Inspirations but it's definitely worth sharing again since it's so easy and fun not to mention how impressive it will look for your holiday gatherings.

Here's the video!

Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021- Embossed Napkins

See how easy that is!  And, your party napkins will be unique and different! This is also a good idea for wedding shower napkins.

Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram if you want to take a peek into our holiday happenings and thanks so much for following my Stampin' Up! Countdown to Christmas 2021 ideas and videos.

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

4-2021-thanksgiving-table-favor-and-napkin-foldWe are on the road today but I had to share our last in the series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  This envelope fold is my favorite and I love how this combo complimented my china pattern, Castle Garden by Lennox.  I chose it over 46 years ago and I still love it!  Such a classic, don't you think?

Here's a look at today's video...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4

I hope you've enjoyed our series and have been inspired to add to your table display for Thanksgiving.  Let's vote again on your favorite. Comment below with either 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Thanks for tuning in for our series on 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.