Stampin' Up! DIY Home Decor Wreath


Stampin' Up! DIY Home Decor Wreath from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

Today's DIY project is one that's been in my thoughts since the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog was in my hands.  It's always so much fun to think of how many different ways we can use our beautiful Stampin' Up! supplies.

With the hope of making this wreath light weight and to use in my studio or on the door, these metal gold hoops from Amazon were just right!
You will also need a hot glue gun.

Let's take a look at the simple how-to video tutorial.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Any combination of color and these dies would be beautiful.
  • I recommend just using a little dab of hot glue for each piece.
  • If you plan to suspend this ring in the center of a space rather than against the wall, just add some die cut leafy stems and a sunflower to the back!



Want to make this DIY home decor wreath?

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Beautiful World Fourth of July Home Decór and Project Giveaway


We will be "celebrating" the Fourth of July this weekend so here is a fun home decor paper crafting project for you to make!

Although Mr. Brown and I are not having visitors to the cabin this year, it's still important to us to have some decór out for the different seasons and celebrations.  We truly believe that we can find joy in each day and this is one little way to do that! And, these red, white, and blue decor items are good to go from Memorial Day in May to Labor Day in September!

This framed piece was the project for my Facebook Live this past Saturday.  Saturday morning lives have not been playing nicely (broadcast interruptions and freezing screens) so it's better for me to be prepared ahead of time with a pre-recorded video so that's what you will see here today.


Lisa's Inklings:

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Here are other Fourth of July through Labor Day home decór ideas:

  1. You will love the dimensional stars on this banner.
  2. This simple banner is on my studio door.
  3. Easy party favors!

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A Beacon of Hope- Home Decór Sampler


Here's the completed project from Saturday's Live on Facebook, May 30, 2020.
This High Tide sampler has couple of new products from the Stampin' Up! Catalog that launches June 3rd.
You can see the recording of the Facebook Live video and the link below.
Some specifics about the project so that you can create it!

Square Blocks- Layers are cut 2-1/2" squares with 2-1/4" Layers. If an additional layer is used, it was cut 2-1/8" square.

Rectangle Blocks- Layers are cut 5" x 2-1/2 with additional layers cut at 4-3/4" x 2-1/4".

For base of sampler:
Mount blocks on an 8" square. If you'd like an additional layer behind that, cut a 8-1/4" square.
Mount finished sampler on a 12" x 12" piece of coordinating card stock or designer series paper (DSP).

IMG_3490I hope you are inspired to create your own home decór project with your Stampin' Up! supplies!

Make An Ornate Garden Banner of Hope During This #StayHome Time


Here’s a special project for the Easter season (and, this stay-at-home season) made with products from the Ornate Garden Suite Collection (English) [154153] and some additional supplies from the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I call this home decór piece, a Banner of Hope.
The Ornate Garden Suite is an early release suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual 2020-2021 that will debut in June of 2020.
This project was first seen on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown for a Saturday morning Facebook Live. You can see the recording of that video here--->
Here are some details and the dimensions for cutting...
  • Banner pieces (Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper [152488]) are cut 4” x 6”. Measure to 2” across the bottom then 2” up on both sides. Connect each side 2” mark with the bottom 2” mark and draw a line connecting each. You will cut on both of these lines to make the bottom point of the banner.
  • Choose two different patterns of designer paper. Cut 3 strips of one pattern at 1” x 4”. Cut 3 strips of the other pattern at 1-1/2” x 4”.
  • You will need 3 pieces of 3-1/4” x 4-1/4” in Whisper White if you are going to cut the border edges. Otherwise, I would cut these at 2-3/4” x 4”.
  • The letters in the word “hope” were die cut with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies [149550].
  • The cross was cut from Gold Foil Sheets [132622] from the Cross Of Hope Dies [145654].


This banner will hang from an iron pedestal on my front porch. My husband, Jackie, and I will be the only ones to enjoy it. Our hope is in the Risen Lord and his promise to be with us always.
God bless you and yours. Stay safe and stay well. ---Lisa

Handmade Gift Box and Ornament with So Many Stars


It's the season for beautiful gift packaging and festive decór and today's projects feature a gift box and handmade ornament with the Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle.

The dies in this bundle are so beautiful and the coordinating stamp set is perfect for the holiday season.  Enjoy the video then get ready to create these projects during this first week of December.

Here are the supplies used for the box.  The links below will take you directly to the online store.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.

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Here are the details for the box project:

  • Using a 12 x 12 sheet of the designer paper, score on one side at 3" and 9".
  • Turn and score on the other side at 1" , 3-1/2", 6-1/2", and 9".
  • Cut and trim as shown in the video.
  • You will need a piece of the glimmer paper approximately 3" x 4-1/2".
  • Use a scrap of Whisper White or approximately a 3" x 3" piece to stamp and punch the sentiment.



Here are the supplies used for the ornament.

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Details for the ornament project:

  • Sparkle Glimmer- 3" x 3"
  • Gold Glimmer- 3" x 4"
  • Night Before Christmas DSP- 6" x 6"
  • Vellum - 2" x 2"

Here's hoping that you will find time to create these projects during the early days of this month! Shop now to get your supplies to make the handmade box and ornament with the So Many Stars Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Let's Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving-napkin-rings-and-placecardsYou can easily dress up your Thanksgiving table with supplies from you craft room. 

In the photo above, you can see three examples of napkin rings.  The 2019 Gather Together Bundle and the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper are highlighted here.  Use any combination of leaves, sentiments, and images to make beautiful napkin rings.

If you do not have use for napkin rings, use these elements to create place cards such as the one in the upper right of the photo.

For the napkin rings, cut a piece of designer paper to 1" x 8".  Add elements using inks and card stocks to complement the designer paper.

For the place card, cut the designer paper 3" x 4".  Fold in half at 2".  Use a label punch with a light neutral card stock for a space to write the names of your guests.  Add leaves or stamped images in the upper left corner to make it fancy.  You can make these ahead of time and store them easily.

Your paper crafting supplies can serve you well for home decór and party planning.  Try this idea for your Thanksgiving table to surprise and delight your family and friends.


Make A Thanksgiving Table Favor

Thanksgiving-table-favor-1With it being just two weeks to Thanksgiving, I thought I'd share a fun idea to use for your guests. 

These little treat holders are great for mints or small treats.  Wouldn't it be nice to have these at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table?

This project with the To Every Season Bundle (En) [153051] and certainly lives up to its name! Love these little seasonal punches.

Here's the how-to video tutorial for this project.  Let me know if you're going to make some...I'd love to know!

Lisa's Inklings:
-Gather Together DSP 4" x 4”.

-You will need small pieces or scraps of the other card stock colors for stamping/punching.

-Place Tear & Tape along two adjoining edges on the side of the paper that will not show.

-Leave open until filled with treats.

Here is the Stampin' Up! product supply list for this card.  Just click the links to shop! I would be honored to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Thanksgiving-table-favor-2If you enjoy adding a handcrafted personal touch to your Thanksgiving table, try this table favor idea to add to your family and friends fun!

12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 1


 Let's start of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects for 2019 with this home décor banner made with Stampin' Up! supplies!

I love using this simple style banner for Halloween but I have made kinds of styles!  Here is a look at two from past years HERE and HERE!

This one comes to you early in the season so you can have it ready when it's time to decorate.

Let's take a look at the first in a series of Halloween projects for 2019.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Banner pieces are cut from Crumb cs and measure 4" x 5-1/2".  The banner end is hand-cut with Paper Snips as seen in the video.  You'll need about 1/2 sheet of cc to die cut the letters.
  • Cajun Craze cs is cut 1" x 4" for strips along the top of the banner.  You'll need about 1/2 sheet of Cc to punch the Starbursts.
  • You'll need about 1/2 sheet of Bb to punch the 2" circles.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project. Just click the links to read more or to shop.

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You will also need a die cutting machine, hole punch, ruler, and paper trimmer.

Don't forget adhesive! Try our tape runner style, Snail Adhesive [104332] with Snail Adhesive Refill [104331] or our Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755].

Decorative banners always make a fun statement in Halloween decor.  If you've never made one, try this idea! You will add your own touch to your Halloween decorating!

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Thanks for tuning in for Week 1 of the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and I'll see you in the next post!


Memorial Day: Projects from the Past

Memorial Day is a holiday here in the U.S. where we honor and remember those who have lost their lives while serving our country as part of the United States Armed Forces.

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I thought it would be fitting to share some patriotic projects from the past today.  These aren't necessarily projects for Memorial Day but those that bear our nation's colors.

See the full card and video for the project below HERE.


Here's an idea for a simple USA banner. See the project video tutorial on this post.


If you've been following me long enough, you'll remember the Define Your Life stamp set used on this card HERE.


Love this easy and fun patriotic party favors.  The video tutorial can be seen HERE.


To all those who have lost loved ones in the line of service, my thoughts and prayers are with you this Memorial Day and we are grateful for their sacrifice.

DIY- Make Your Own Designer-Look Napkins

IMG_1523Getting this designer-look on cocktail napkins is fun and easy and will be a hit at your parties or gatherings this holiday season.

I've shared this idea before but had never tried it with our new Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  As you'll see in the video, you can get different looks depending on what embossing folder you choose.

Take a look at the video and see how easy it is!

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Here is a list of some of the embossing folders that I tried:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • As seen in the video, you can try embossing two napkins at a time.
  • Any of our Stampin' Up! embossing folders would work beautifully.
  • Gift idea:  Emboss a complete package of napkins, tuck into one of our cellophane bags and add a cute  hand stamped topper.

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Can't wait to get some napkins and give this a try?  Have fun making your own designer napkins with Stampin' Up! embossing folders and the Big Shot!

An Idea for Your Thanksgiving Table Settings

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With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this Thursday, here's an idea for your Thanksgiving table setting.  My apologies for not having really cool, pretty staging for this project!  We are in Missouri and I left this project in Texas!   But, you can watch the video and see how easy and how beautiful these would be for your gatherings or intimate dinners...for ANY time of year!  Take this idea and run with it.

Here's the video tutorial but once you see the assembly, you'll be able to add your own twist with your own supplies.

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Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in this project...

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Dress up your Holiday tables this season with your paper crafting supplies and try this idea for your Thanksgiving or fall table settings.

Simple Patriotic Banner Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up!


Memorial Day and Fourth of July are just around the corner so I thought I'd share this simple patriotic banner that I made for our porch with some of the my Stampin' Up! supplies in my stash.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial with the how-to to put it together.

Click here to see this patriotic banner video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need approx. 3" x 4" piece of Real Red Cardstock for die cutting.
  • Cut three Pacific Point pieces at 3" x 4 1/4".
  • For die cutting scalloped circles, you'll need approx 4" x 8 1/2" strip.


Above is the photo of the banner with the background stamped with the Touches of Texture stamp set.

Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project shown below:

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Here Comes Santa Claus!


These Santas are in town and ready to be gifted to some special someones soon!  A special thank you to my dear friend, Beverlee Morales for sharing this design. 

My local stamp club made one of these Jolly fellows at our December club meeting and Christmas party. Here are some photos of these ladies crafting and having fun!






Everyone loved creating these using our Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste for hair and fur! Great texture and really a lot of fun to create!

Merry Christmas from our stamp club to you!

12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 5- Halloween Banner Part 2


Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween 2017 is the completion of the last week's decorative banner.  Love these little images from the Spooky Cat Bundle in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

The bundle includes:

Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set with tattooed cats, witches' hats, growling owls, bubbly potions, and a rat— 18 photopolymer stamps and the Cat Punch with a cat silhouette for Halloween or for cat lover projects. (Punched image: 2" x 2").

Let's take a look at the video below with the completion of the banner.

You can see the 12 Weeks of Stampin' Up! Halloween Week 5 on You Tube HERE.

Here are the supplies to complete your 2017 Halloween Banner:

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2017-halloween-banner-5bMake this Stampin' Up! Halloween Banner from the 12 Weeks of Halloween videos Week 4 and 5 now and be ready to decorate your place in a spooky-licious way!


12 Weeks of Halloween 2017- Week 4- Halloween Banner Part 1

Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween is Part 1 of a cute Halloween banner that you can use for home decor or Halloween Party decor.  Since the process would have been too lengthy, I decided to divide it into two parts.

Here's the Part 1 video of my 2017 Halloween Banner...

You can see this 12 Weeks of Halloween video on You Tube Here.

Supplies to put together this initial part of the banner.  The Spooky Night DSP will not be available for order until tomorrow, September 1, 2017.

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Thanks for checking in for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and be sure to tune in next week for Part 2 of our Halloween Banner.