Cards for Everyday Heroes...Last Chance!


Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!


Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! Watch our promotional video to catch a glimpse of World’s Greatest by Paper Pumpkin.

About the August Kit - World’s Greatest


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps  (Distinktive stamps are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp.)

Click here to subscribe to this monthly craft kit by mail. 

Honor the everyday heroes by reaching out with cards from this month's craft kit by mail...August Paper Pumpkin, World's Greatest Heroes.

Last Chance for the Summer Nights Paper Crafting Kit

7.20_DSHAREABLE_SUMMERNIGHTS_NAIt's the last day (July 10th!) to subscribe and get this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!
Especially now, we yearn for fun times and ways to create special memories with family. This kit can help you can create a special occasion in your own back yard, patio, or front porch.
Subscribe today to get this month's Summer Nights kit!

Now more than ever is a time to celebrate the simple joys of life. To work a little magic, and create moments that will shine bright in our memories, use your creativity to plan a simple celebration that will mean so much!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit with everything you need in one little box delivered right to you door.  Your pair of scissors that you use for gift wrapping and such will come in handy, too! 

Cost?  Just $22 per month (plus applicable sales tax).  Shipping is included!

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today! Believe me, next month's kit will be awesome, too, and so appropriate for these times!

Once you subscribe, you can purchase the add-on kit HERE. 

Do you need a good little pair of scissors?

Contact me if you have questions but don't let the day pass without subscribing to this fun kit by mail!




Share Sunshine Gift Box

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The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit with the Share Sunshine theme has to be my most favorite ever!

The bright colors and fun kit for cardmaking is top notch but even better is the idea to pass the box along to share a bit of sunshine with someone you love!

On my order this month were three for each of my daughters' families and the other for my sister in law to share!

Here's the outside and how the boxes were decorated with elements from inside the kit.

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The label and the die cut adhesive stickers were included in the kit for decorating the box for gift giving.

Here's the inside of one of the boxes. 

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That cute honey bee teething toy is from Amazon.

The suckers that had wraps other orange or yellow had a special handmade treat wrap.

Lyla loved the Dino Days magnet and the hair scrunchie handmade by Honey. :)

Daisy magnet was made with our Stampin' Up! punch and new Glimmer Paper.

This little box of yellow treats was fun to put together! Can't wait to see next month's kit!  Looks like it's going to be another fun one and there will be an additional add-on available July 1st with 24 coordinating card bases to use your left-over elements after creating the kit!  Summer Nights Add-On Kit Item 154973 | $10.00 (Only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers.)

Click here to subscribe now to receive the next kit!

This paper crafting kit by mail is fun to receive each month!  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and join in on the fun!

Make A Game Night Score Pad with Stampin' Up! Game On


Game Nights are a lot of fun and here is a project idea to jazz it up a bit! 

Our family loves to play games...board games, card games, dice games...all the things!  More times than not, we are scrambling for a note pad for keeping score.  So why not dress one up a bit and keep it on hand for those special family times.

Here's a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to put one together.  You can get these little 8 x 5 notepads at most office supply stores. Now, let's get to it so you can start creating.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here is the list of Stampin' Up! products that were used in this video.  Keep in mind that you could re-create the project with a different stamp set and different supplies and it would make a nice little gift.  Here's a different version from way back!

You can just click on the links below to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store.  When you shop with me, it enables me to continue to bring free videos and content to you weekly and I am so appreciative.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here's a look at the inside.  As you saw in the video, it's so easy to add that little strip of designer paper to the note pad.  And, it makes a big difference for the overall look!

IMG_3629 2Thanks for stopping by for this Game Night idea and if you're ready to make one for yourself, shop now and gather those supplies to dress up those note pads.

Sharing Sunshine on Facebook LIVE This Evening!


Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place today at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM MT,4:00 PT). Join us LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

We will be working on some easy ideas to put in a box of "sunshine" to share with someone.  This is the theme for this month's Paper Pumpkin but if you will not be receiving one, you can still make and send your own package or box of sunshine!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.  If you can't make the LIVE broadcast, no worries!  Go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, "LIKE" and follow the page and you can see the recording of any LIVES!

Hope to see you this evening on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.

Simple Packaging: Super Easy Gift Card or Treat Holder

Do you ever need some simple but beautiful card packaging for a gift card, treat, or small gift?  Here's the answer!  This darling project is so easy to make!

Featured here are elements from the retiring Botanical Prints Product Medley (English) [151301] that is retiring from Stampin' Up! and only available while supplies last!

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

Here are the supplies used in today's project.  Your support and shopping with me is very much appreciated and enables me to provide my video tutorials at no cost to you!  Thank you!

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Lisa's Inklings:
-Designer paper is 6 x 6.
After sealing sides and bottom, score the bottom at every 1/8' up to 5-1/2".  I mentioned 1" in the video but you score at 1/8" for cover a 1/2" area.
-If you wish, you can punch a hole through both sides of the top and thread some ribbon or twine through for a closure.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this easy project video tutorial.

Shop now and get your supplies to create this beautiful packaging for your next gift!


A Little About Lists


Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

Are you on my list? If not, please sign up today!

Here are the facts:

  1. Sign up for Ink and Inspirations Mailing List and receive a FREE gift immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gift?  How about an exclusive card class?
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our weekly email with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips.
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Don't delay! 
Click the link below to sign up!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now!

Cardmaking 101 Video: Dress Up Those Envelopes's an easy idea for making your envelopes fancy and also coordinate with your handmade cards.

In this Card Making 101 video tutorial, you will see how you can simply decorate your envelopes!

You can click on these links to find the Whisper White Medium Envelopes [107301]and the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes [107300].

See all of our designer papers HERE.

For this size envelope, cut your designer paper to 2-1/2" x 6".

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code BQVUMX7F to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $35 or more!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Now it's time to use some of that beautiful designer papers to dress up your envelopes and send that wow presentation through the mail!

Two Easy Paper Crafting Projects

Stampin-up-card-idea-upliftingToday's projects are for easy paper crafting that we created on my Facebook Live yesterday evening. 

The first is a card using the Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set [149404] from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.

Here's the scoop and supply list:

  1. Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146987] is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" for base and 4" x 5-1/4" for textured layer.
  2. Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986] is cut 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and you will need a scrap piece for stamping and punching the sentiment.
  3. The Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] for the main image is cut 2-1/2" x 4".

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The second project is the cute little gift card holder using the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518].

Under-my-umbrella-gift-card-holderHere are the details for this second project:

  1. The Brights 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [149613] in Gorgeous Grape is cut 4" x 6" and scored at 1-1/2" and 4-1/4" on the long side and  1/2" on the short side.
  2. The images from the Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set  [151518] are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  3. Punch a 2" Circle Punch [133782] from Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and glue the images in the center.
  4. Die cut two of the smalled scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690] one in Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] and one in Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146986]
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] on the Highland Heather piece.
  6. The pocket is assembled by cutting off the two 1/2" tabs on the ends, gluing the sides, then folding up the remaining bottom flap.

If you need additional help you can contact me or see the video here.

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Thank you for stopping by today for these easy paper crafting projects and if you're on Facebook, be sure to head over and LIKE my page!

Sending Virtual Hugs with a Handmade Card and Easter Treat


It's time to be sending virtual hugs through the mail with our handmade cards and other projects! 

Don't know about you but crafting makes me super happy!  Aren't we blessed to have a hobby that can occupy our time and spread joy to others?

The following two projects were created on my Facebook LIVE on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown. The posting here is a bit delayed due to my slow internet in these times.  I've been waiting  quite a spell for the uploads to take place so that the video to be shared here.  By all means, no complaints just a little explanation for why the posting here at Ink and Inspirations aren't as timely as usual.;)

Here is the card that you are going to love to re-create...


Two cards like the one above were put in the mail today!

Here's an Easter treat wrap that can be easily mailed in a bubble mailer. :)


Here's the recording, and somewhat edited version, of these two projects.

For the card:

  1. Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [122924] is cut 4-1/4" x 11" for the base. Score at 5-1/2".
  2. Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  3. Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146985] is cut 2" x 5-1/4" plus you'll need a scrap piece for stamping and punching.
  4. Champagne Foil Sheets [144748] are cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4.  You will need two of these.
  5. Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] is cut 3" x 4" for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • For the Easter treat:
  1. Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [150883] is cut 3" x 8-1/2" and scored at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2".
  2. 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] is cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  3. Use Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] to stamp the image that you will punch.
  4. Sparkle Glimmer Paper [146957] is used to back the stamped and colored image.
  5. 15"-18" of Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon [149707] was used to wrap around the treat holder.


If you have questions, let me know!  These projects are easy and fun to make and would certainly brighten someone's day!

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My heartfelt thanks for supporting my business.

If you'd like the supplies to make these projects, here is a list.  (The Tags In Bloom set is a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn for FREE with a $100 order.)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  You can see more ideas from my LIVES  HERELet's all get to work to share some virtual hugs with our handmade cards!

Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Kits by Mail


If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, now’s the perfect time to jump on board. These are beautiful crafting kits by mail and a fun home activity. Sign up before the end of the month!


From now through March 31, they can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when they purchase a 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscription. So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription.


Here's how to order:

Click Here for A Three Months Subscription

Click Here for A Six Months Subscription

Click Here for A One Year Prepaid

Place your order then make your Sale-A-Bration choice(s) from these items HERE.

Once you place your order, Stampin' Up! will email you with a code that you can enter with your mailing information HERE on my Paper Pumpkin site.

You will see this screen with a box to enter that prepaid code.

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Purchase or subscribe my April 10th to get the April Kit.

The April kit is a family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to pay month by month or purchase one of the prepaid subscriptions for 3, 6, or 12 months and also earn some free product during Sale-A-Bration!

Paper-pumpkin-cardmaking-papercrafting-kits-by-mailI completed these cards from the March Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday.

You can make some beautiful paper crafting/cardmaking projects with these crafting kits from Stampin' Up! delivered via U. S. Mail and have a fun activity while you are home.  Get yours today!


Welcome Easter Treat Box


Here's another fun treat box project with the Welcome Easter stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January - June Mini Catalog. 

The little characters in this stamp set are fun and easy to color and the sentiments make the set versatile. You can make a baby card or card for friend!

You can see some other projects made with this Welcome Easter set HERE.

Here are the supplies used for this Easter treat box.  You can shop by just clicking the links!  Thank you!

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You can find the step by step directions HERE.  You can save it or print it for future reference.

Get ready for Easter now with this darling Welcome Easter set from Stampin' Up! and treat box idea.


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Above the Clouds Handmade Card and Punch Tip

Above-the-clouds-caseToday's project and video tutorial is a handmade card and punch tip using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

As mentioned in this video, this stamp set and coordinating punch was so appealing to me with this sentiment alone!  It is the reason that I purchased this bundle.  Is that ever the case for you?  Does a stamp set make it to your "wish list" because it contains a sentiment that you know you'll use over and over?  This is what draws me to many of the stamp sets that I've purchased for my collection. 

You will notice that this card has a clean design and can be assembled easily.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

Above-the-clouds-case-2When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

  • Order totals to $49.99 before shipping and tax will receive a handmade card from me.
  • Order totals $50-$149.99 before shipping and tax will receive a FREE gift PLUS you will get to choose a Sale-A-Bration item with each $50 in product purchase.
  • If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift and you will get to choose your Sale-A-Bration item(s)!

You can e-mail me, call or text me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you or place your order for you.

Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed today's Above the Clouds cardmaking video tutorial!

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Easy Christmas Craft for Kids

Candy-cane-craft-for-kidsKnowing you are as busy or busier as we are in the days leading up to Christmas, here's a fun and easy craft idea that you can do with your little ones that will take a few minutes and yet bring lots of joy!

Most kids love candy canes!  Here's a candy cane reindeer made with some Stampin' Up! products.  Watch the video then get started!


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

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You will also need some card stock to punch the antlers.  Choose a green as shown here or use a neutral color.  Make it fun!

Time to get back to Christmas preparations!  Our daughter and I are going to the grocery store and I am sure there will be lots of hustle and bustle!  I have another project idea to share so be sure to visit daily so you won't miss it!  And, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channnel, be sure to do that now!

Enjoy the journey!...Lisa

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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When you shop the Online Store and your order is $35 or more before shipping and tax, be sure to use the Host Code, MW3XJNSV, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

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!