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.

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

IMG_7457Here's a quick look at our 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3.  Jackie is doing such a good job helping me with this idea.  I hope you have been enjoying these.  You can still see Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Here's the video that premiered tonight on YouTube...

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.
  • Score on the long side at 2,4,6 and 8.
  • Turn and score what will be the box bottom at 2".
  • Assemble as shown in the video.

Visit again tomorrow to see the final video in the series.  This final one is my favorite and I think you will really like it!


Comment below and let me know your favorite so far and we will be back tomorrow with 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 4!


2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2


Good Wednesday evening and welcome to the second in a series of Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.

Jackie and I join forces again to share some ideas for your Thanksgiving tablescapes.  Thank you to all who enjoyed and commented on our first episode.

Let's take a look at today's idea!2

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 2

Lisa's Inklings:

2-2021-Stampin-up-thanksgiving-table-favors-and-napkin-foldsYou could dress up this pouch a bit more by scoring at 1/2" away from what would be the top and folding it down to reveal the reverse side of the designer paper.

Here are the supplies used for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favor:

Don't you know that your family and friends would love a little treat pouch like this waiting for them on their place setting? It doesn't have to be a hot drink packet. 
Other ideas?

  • Mints or other candies
  • Scripture verse and votive candle
  • Two or three crayons and some small stamped images for the littles to color.
  • Small gratitude journal

There are lots of possibilities and I hope you will try these!  Tomorrow's 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 3 will premiere on my YouTube channel so I'll see you then!

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-fold-1Welcome to our first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds.  Notice the pronoun "our"?  That's because Jackie contributes some pretty awesome napkin folds in these videos.

It's amazing that these little paper-crafted table favors can make such a striking impact on your tablescape.  Here's a look at our video and be sure to visit each day through Friday to see all of these!

2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds Episode 1

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-Up-Thanksgiving-2021-table-favor-napkin-foldHere is the supply listing for today's project:


  • Use your white craft ink to refill or touch up your ink pad every time you use it. 
  • Let the ink dry before cutting or working with the piece.
  • Fussy-cutting a sentiment is a fun and creative way to add words or phrases to your project.
  • Glue Dots are an easy and safe adhesive to use on projects like this when kids are involved.
  • This Pretty Pumpkins Bundle [156478] is perfect for gift packaging this month.

Thank you for tuning in today for the first in a series of 2021 Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Table Favors and Napkin Folds and we will be back tomorrow for the second in a series!

Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's time for Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Wednesday (today) at 2:00 PM Central Time, (3:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM MT, Noon PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

Join us for a little crafting and chatting this afternoon! I will be making a small banner for a wreath or for a tablescape.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 2 PM Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

Hope to see you later today on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!

Mardi Gras Cancelled?

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For all intents and purposes, Mardi Gras celebrations here in the South have been cancelled but tomorrow still is Mardi Gras aka Fat Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent on the Christian calendar.


In the past, there have been some projects that I've created for decor and our celebrations.  The banner above hung on our front door for Mardi Gras season for years.  The wind and weather finally got the best of it!

Below is a Mardi Gras card from the past...


Here is a treat that is sometimes a "Throw" along with beads and toys at a Mardi Gras parade...Moon Pie!

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And, while it may be freezing/icy outside, our carnival spirit is kicking it here in Southeast Texas!



mardi-gras-king-cakeI hope you are staying warm and doing well.  If we don't lose power, I hope to be back tomorrow with another project for you!  Until then, take care and shine on!---Lisa

Lyla's Birthday

Lyla-is-5Our Lyla's 5th  birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  While we were not there for her birthday party for friends, we were able to celebrate with her last week.  Today I am sharing her birthday banner and card that carried out the theme of her party, Frozen 2.

IMG_4702For her birthday banner, the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper [153512] and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper [153513] along with the Snowflake Wishes Bundle (English) [155172] were used.  As a backing for the letters cut from retired Stampin' Up! letter dies us a Whisper White Cardstock [100730] cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies [152886]. Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems [153547] gems add a bit of sparkle and the bottom corners were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch [146320].

Lyla-is-fiveHere's the complete banner.  These banners are very easy to make and always make a nice addition to party decór.  Lyla's mom has her banner hung above the window seat/reading nook  in her room.

Snowflake-splendor-birthday-cardHere's a close-up of her birthday card made with the same supplies.  Again, the dies that cut the "5" are retired.  I have a set of letter and number dies that have come in handy so many times!

Birthday-card-snowflake-splendorHere's the complete front of the card.  See how the "5" looks dimensional? I die cut it with a piece of our Foam Adhesive Sheets [152815] adhered to the back. It's like having a full sized dimensional adhesive for any shape!

It's such a joy to create projects for our granddaughters on their birthdays. Like any handmade paper craft, a lot of love goes into these projects. Hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the creations for Lyla's birthday.

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


Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown Kit with a Guest Presenter!

Kit-together-jackie-lisa-youtube-thumbnailToday was a "kit together" on Facebook with the 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Countdown presented by my hubs, Jackie, with me as his assistant!


It was a fun time and he did a fantastic job!  Here's the video for you to see!

See how easy that is!  What a great activity to do with your children or grandchildren, right? 

Here are some ideas for fillers:

  • Little ornaments
  • Candy
  • Scripture verses
  • Fun activity ideas to do each day
  • A Christmas carol to sing each day
  • Prayer intentions

I am sure you can think of other ideas, too!

Here is the finished project of what Jackie decided to put on the reverse side.


It's time to get your kit!  It's right HERE in the online store.

Your countdown to Christmas will be extra special and it will be the work of your or your loved ones hands.