Special Saturday Facebook Live with Lisa 12-19-2020

Here's the recording of my Facebook Live with three fun projects for the holidays!  It's my craft and chat so hope you enjoy when you find some time to watch!

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Small Box for Christmas Gift Giving

Small-christmas-gift-boxToday's project and video tutorial is a small box for Christmas gift giving.  This beautiful Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper [153492] with traditional Christmas colors has been another one of my favorites.  I have two of these ready to go for gifts.  The ribbon slips off so you can tuck the gift inside with a little matching red or green tissue paper!

Ready to watch the video?  Click below!

Lisa's Inklings:

Small-gift-box-christmasHere are the supplies used for this project. 

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Now that you've seen the video and all the details, you can make this Christmas gift box!

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Craft Kit By Mail!


Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique paper crafting projects for crafters of any skill level!

In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage them to explore their creativity. As your subscription continues, you will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

Paper Pumpkin craft kit by mail provides a fun and easy crafting opportunity!

So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

About the  Jolly Gingerbread November Kit


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4" x 4-3/8"

Important: Do not delay!  In order to receive this special November kit, you must subscribe by tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10th!

These all inclusive kits are fun for anyone!  It's a fun crafting surprise in the mail each month!

New to crafting? This Jolly Gingerbread offers a fun and simple solution to heartfelt holiday crafting! With this kit, you can explore your creativity and spread the Christmas spirit all at once.

Have some scissors on hand when you receive your kit, and you will be ready to start creating.  Subscribe today to begin receiving your craft kits by mail, Paper Pumpkin!

Enjoy creating and sharing with our craft kit by mail, Paper Pumpkin!

DIY Christmas Gift Tags with Stampin' Up! Tag Buffet

DIY Christmas Gift Tags Stampin' Up! Tag BuffetFor this week's Facebook Live, my husband, Jackie, and I teamed up for another "kit together" for some beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags. 

This kit from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is called appropriately, Tag Buffet.  There is a coordinating stamp set sold separately but honestly, you can create these tags and use on your Christmas gifts without the stamped sentiments.

Originally, I had asked Jackie to just punch out the tags and images and sort them for me.  When he asked if I wanted him to put them together, of course, I wasn't going to turn him down.  Here's the video from the Wednesday Craft & Chat on Facebook. 

In the video, you saw that you can also use these tags to make Christmas cards. 
Here is a look at those cards which would be great for sending to family or friends!





IMG_4625Here is a Stampin' Up! Supply Listing so you can get started!

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You will be so pleased with this beautiful Christmas kit whether used for gift tags, to create Christmas cards, or to give as a gift.  Get ready now and order your kits today!


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Thanks for stopping by today to see these beautiful DIY Christmas Gift Tags and be sure to tune in tomorrow for another 2020 Christmas card idea created with the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays- Facebook LIve Today!

Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator on FacebookJackie and I are once again teaming up for this week's Facebook LIVE.  It's another "team" live and we are wanting to help you get ready for this holiday season.

We will be working with the Tag Buffet Kit from Stampin' Up!  These tags are beautiful and easy! Join us for tips and assembly with some alternative ideas for the tags as well as how you can use these to make Christmas cards. 

Jackie created one kit for us and we will be working on our second during the LIVE.  We are so excited about using these on our gifts this year.  We will be on the hunt for wrapping paper that matches!  The kit has supplies to make these thirty beautiful tags!


Hope you will join us this morning at 10 AM Central on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.

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Curvy Celebrations!


Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts. Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season!

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available beginning tomorrow, November 3rd and runs through January 4th of 2021.

Let's take a close up look at what you can get!

Here's the Quite Curvy Bundle #156228, $41.25. (Will also be available in the new Mini Catalog beginning in January.)




Here's a card idea that I shared on my LIVE last Wednesday.


Here's the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set #155364, $21.00   (Only available during this special promotional period.)


Here's a cute gift box using the Curvy Christmas set...also from the LIVE.


Also available beginning November 3rd, Classic Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper #155969, $11.50.    (Only available during this special promotional period.)


You can get all of the above in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle #158396 for $70.50.  That's with a 10% discount!  This includes the Quite Curvy Bundle (includes the dies), the Curvy Christmas stamp set, and the Classic Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.


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Stay tuned for more with this Quite Curvy Variety Bundle and all this week where we will be focusing on Christmas cards and getting those done!   See you tomorrow with a tip and another curvy card idea!

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.


Socks for Christmas? Unique Christmas Gift Packaging and Fun Technique Video

Unique-diy-christmas-gift-packagingGetting socks for Christmas is not always fun but with this unique gift packaging with a fun technique, the gift will be extra special.

Of course, after watching the video you may think of many other ideas and gifts that would be just as fun in the packaging idea. 

Let's take a look at the video which first aired last Wednesday on my Craft & Chat on Facebook.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is cut with two pieces at  5-1/2 x 2-1/8 and two pieces at 2-5/8 x 2-1/8.
  • Cut coordinating strips of this designer paper with two pieces at 1/2 x 5-1/2 and two pieces at 1/2 x 2-5/8.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the technique with the 6" X 8"  Cellophane Bags [102210].
  • Ribbon to tie cello packaging is cut at about 8" for each of the four pieces.
  • I think it's best to wrap the ribbon around the carrier and partially tying the bow before cutting.  Better to have too much than too little and everyone ties bows differently.


Do you know someone who will enjoy receiving a gift in this packaging? Here's what you'll need.

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I hope you enjoyed this gift packaging idea!  Check back tomorrow for another idea!

P.S. The Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] is one of part of our month long designer series paper sale.  Fifteen Designer Series Papers at 15% OFF.  The sale ends this Saturday, October 31st.  See all the papers that are on sale HERE.

2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Box - For Unto Us


Here are two 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas projects from last week's Craft and Chat on Facebook...a card and gift box with the beautiful For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set [153335].

This stamp set is one that might be overlooked since there are no images.  These beautiful fonts and sentiments are wonderful for Christmas cards and gift packages.  As you can see above and below, the sentiments really stand out when paired with awesome paper, don't you think?

LisaBrown-For-Unto-Us-BoxLet's take a look at the edited recording of the LIVE.  If you're not following me on Facebook, click on over and do it right now!  Craft and Chat is on Wednesday mornings at 10 am Central.  For the next two weeks, you will see a pre-recorded video with some awesome project that you don't want to miss!

Whisper White Cardstock [100730]: Base 4-1/4 x 11, 4 x 4 for die cutting, 4 x 5-1/4 for inside of card
Gift Box:
Red Velvet Paper [153490]- 6 x 8-1/2 scored at 2,4,6,8. Turn and score at 2" for box bottom. You will need a scrap of the velvet paper to die cut.
Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper [153486]- Fussy cut poinsettia and strips for filler.
Whisper White Cardstock [100730]- Scrap for stamping and fussy cutting sentiment
Wonder Of The Season Ribbon Combo Pack [153537]- Nail Salon Ad in red foil to cut and adhere.
If you're looking for supplies to create these projects, here's the list!  Thank you for your support!

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Create some beautiful projects for the 2020 Christmas season with the For Unto Us stamp set!

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12 Weeks of Christmas Coming Soon!

12-christmas.facebook-photoIn one week, the 12 Weeks of Christmas will begin!

Members of my mailing list will be receiving 12 FREE holiday projects.  If you are not yet on my list, you must sign up by 1:00 pm Central Time on next Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to begin receiving these project ideas!

The 12 Weeks of Christmas include:

  • Card Projects
  • Gift Idea Projects
  • Bags, Tags, and Wraps Project Ideas

Again, you must be on my mailing list to receive these FREE projects!  Don't delay!  Fill out the information in the box in the upper right hand corner of my blog today!


2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Fun Fold with Gnome for Christmas

Stampin- up-fun-fold-christmas-card-gnomeToday's project features a fun fold idea with Gnome for the Holidays for this 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card.

The video tutorial is a recording from yesterday's Facebook Live, Craft and Chat on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.  As usual, it IS a little chatty but we have fun and made a really cute Christmas card.

Gnome for the Holidays is a precious stamp set.  You can see how the conversion of one to a Halloween gnome HERE.

Here's the recording of the LIVE broadcast.  Have a look then read on for some details that will be helpful to you! 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Base is cut 10-1/2 x 5-1/2. Score at 3-1/2 and 7. Score folds as seen on video (1-7/8").
  • Strip for belly band is cut 1 x 11.
  • DSP - 2 pieces cut at 5-1/8 x 3-1/4. Cut corners diagonally at 1-7/8" on inner side of each piece as seen in video. Cut off 1/2" of each flat end of diagonal piece.
  • Whisper White is cut at 5-1/8 x 3-1/4. Cut diagonally at top and bottom as seen in video; again measuring to 1-7/8".

IMG_4251This fun and fancy fold is called a miura fold...origami.  The back and forth folding helps with the overall completed look but it confuses me at times as you saw in the video! ;)

Also in the video, the sentiment had to be "re-worked" but this is the version I prefer.  Next go around, it might be good for me to try stamping the sentiment first.

IMG_4252The colors in this designer series paper are beautiful.  Don't you love the Highland Heather mixed with those Stampin' Up! blues?

You know you'd love to try this fun fold!  Here is a listing of supplies so you can re-create this one.

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Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! and become an Ink and Inspirations Stars Member!

The Starter Kit is $99 with Free Shipping for $125 in product of your choosing. 

Through Sept. 30th, with the Get & Go Promotion you will also receive:

  • enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards
  • a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • So Much Love stamp set
  • Queen Anne's Lace stamp set

*8 packs of precut cardstock in the Coastal Cabana pack, and 8 packs of precut cardstock in the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes) will be provided.
*Important: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of your Starter Kit product selection.


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2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Coming Home for Christmas


Today's project and video tutorial is a 2020 Stampin' Up! Christmas card with a them of Coming Home for Christmas.

This handmade card was created with the Coming Home Bundle [155144] and coordinating products from the current Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog, August -December 2020.

This is a great stamp set and collection of dies.  Don't miss the Thanksgiving Card that was created with it HERE.


With each purchase of this stamp set, bundle, or suite, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility as part of our Making A Difference Program.

IMG_4220Let's take a look at the assembly of this card with some tips in the video tutorial below.

Lisa's Inklings:
Misty Moonlight Cardstock [153081] card base is 5-/12 x 8-1/2.
Whisper White Cardstock [100730] to die cut is 3-1/2 x 5-1/2.
Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper [153491] 2-1/2 x 5-1/2.


These would make beautiful Christmas cards and if you start now, you'll have plenty of time!
Here are the supplies that you will need...
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Welcome Easter Fancy Fold Card and Basket

2020_OCC_P45_B-5The Welcome Easter stamp set is so cute and was featured in my Facebook Live on Sunday with a fancy fold card  and a fun little basket.

Here's the card called the Two Way Fold...


And, the inside...

Welcome-easter-fancy-fold-2Here are the details for the card:

Here's the cute basket!

Welcome-easter-basket-2Here's another sample using a different print.


Basket Details:

Here's the video with the how-to for these projects.  (A lot of chatter edited out! )

Here are the supplies for both projects.  Just click the links!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Welcome Easter Card and Basket.  Get your Welcome Easter set now and start working on some fun Easter projects.

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!

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Gift Card Holder and Box

Night-before-christmas-santa-sneakYesterday's LIVE on Facebook featured some fun projects using the Night Before Christmas Suite from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. 

Unfortunately, there are focus issues with the video.  Since the quality is not as good as I want it to be, I chose not to upload the video. If you're "brave", you can catch the replay HERE.

First project is this card/gift card holder...so fun!

Night-before-christmas-santa-cardLooks like a fun card, right?  Don't you love that Santa?! Take a look at the inside...

Night-before-christmas-inside-cardHere are the details for this gift card holder:

  • The card base is cut at 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Score this at 5-1/2" and 9".
  • Fold over to make flap for the gift card as shown above.  Adhere to the two sides with Tear & Tape.
    Inside of card...
  • Very Vanilla is cut 4" x 5-1/4".  The Santa hat paper is cut 2" x 4".
  • Sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade
  • The  "From Santa" tag is embossed with Shimmer White embossing powder and die cut.
    Card front...
  • Loop 16-18" of ribbon around card.  This will be a tie closure. You can adhere the ribbon place on the center front with a little bit of SNAIL adhesive.  This is just to hold it in place before you attach the layers.
  • The layers are Very Vanilla cut at 3" x 3-3/4" and the Paisley print designer paper is cut 3-1/4" x 4".
  • Santa is stamped on Shimmery White card stock in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.
  • The "Believe" sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder.

Questions?  Leave a comment below!

Now for the cute open top box!


  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheet is cut 6" x 12".
  • Score (gently) on the long side at 3-3/4, 5-3/4, 9-1/2, 11-1/2.  Turn and score at 1-1/2. This will be the box bottom.
  • If using this foil to create the box, gently fold on the score lines.  Do not use your Bone Folder.
  • Cut off smallest tab formed by the scored lines and assemble box with Tear & Tape.
  • Designer paper for front is cut 3-1/4 x 4
  • Die cut sentiment from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and adhered with liquid glue.
  • Tissue paper is stamped with stockings stamp with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Fold in half  and stamp the tops of both sides.

Here are the supplies used for both of these products:

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Hope you are staying warm where you are ...it's snowing and very cold here in SW Missouri!  Perfect day to order some crafting supplies and stay inside and craft!