Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class

PremiereclassLiveTomorrow's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube will feature the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set [160272] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

Easter is one month away and it's not too early to get those cards and treat holders ready! 

In this class, we will make a slim tent Easter Bunny card and an Easter Bunny box with a handle resembling an Easter basket. 


Want to get the class packets for this project for FREE for the Easter Bunny Class? 

  • Place a qualifying order and receive a class packet to make both projects.
  • Host Code must be used to receive the class packet.
  • Host Code: 69D4P2QG
  • Dates: March 9th – 13th, 2023

    1. Place a MINIMUM $35 Order and receive the class packet for the Easter Bunny Class
    2. March Madness Bonus: Receive a Lucky Shamrock Charm as a gift from me with your qualifying order. (Minimum $35 purchase)
    3. Minimums are the total before tax and shipping.

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The Lucky Charm will come with a ribbon so that you can tie it to your scissors, pen, key chain, zipper pull...wherever you'd like to remind you how fortunate we are to have such a wonderful way to express our creativity.

YouTube Premiere Thumbnail(8) Plan to join either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of these projects in the Easter Bunny Class and place your order to get your class packets and Lucky Charm!

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!

Product List


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.

It's Much More Than Stamps, Ink, and Paper

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As a fellow paper crafter and card maker, I know firsthand how rewarding and fulfilling this hobby can be. But did you know that cardmaking can also have benefits that go beyond just the joy of creating something beautiful?

For many of us, cardmaking is a form of self-expression and creativity that allows us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we create a card for someone, we're not just putting together a pretty design - we're also putting a little piece of ourselves into that card. Whether it's through the choice of colors, the style of the design, or the message we write inside, we're communicating something personal and meaningful to those who receive these creations.

In this way, cardmaking can be a form of therapy and healing. It allows us to express our emotions in a healthy and productive way, and to connect with others on a deeper level. When we give a card to someone, we're not just giving them a physical object - we're also giving them a piece of our heart often referred to as works of our he{art}.

Cardmaking can also be a form of mindfulness. When we sit down to create a card, we're focusing our attention on the task and let go of distractions and worries. We're immersing ourselves in the moment and allowing our creative energy to flow. This process can be so calming and rejuvenating and can help us feel more grounded and centered.

Finally, cardmaking can be a way to connect with our spirituality and faith. Whether we're creating cards for religious holidays or simply incorporating imagery and sentiments that are meaningful to us, cardmaking can be a form of prayer and devotion. As I am creating a card for a specific person, I will begin with a prayer for him or her.  This craft allows us to express our gratitude, love, and reverence in a tangible and meaningful way.

So, as you continue to explore the wonderful world of cardmaking, remember that there are emotional and spiritual benefits to this hobby that go far beyond the stamps, ink, and paper. 

Now that you've read this post, leave a comment below and let me know what cardmaking has done for you or means to you.

Keep creating and sharing your beautiful cards with others, and know that you are also enriching your own life in the process.

Stampin' Up! Irresistible Blooms Makes Truly Irresistible Cards!

Irresistible-blooms-square-card-1The Stampin' Up! Irresistible Blooms Bundle [161150] and coordinating Hello, Irresistible 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [161139] truly live up to the name!  This square-shaped card was created on my Facebook/ YouTube Live this week.

The floral images in this stamp set are perfect for embossing on colored card stock and the emboss-resist technique.  Honestly, I haven't been as excited about a new floral stamp set in a long time!

Along with beautiful images, the beautifully scripted sentiments add a touch of class to handmade cards and the stand-alone dies make beautiful accents.


Here is the recording of the LIVE video with instructions for this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

Irresistible-Blooms-Square-Card-2Once you start creating using these "irresistible" supplies, you will not be able to stop.

Click on the links below to add these to your cart!

***Note: The LOOSE FROSTED DOTS are currently unavailable in North America but you can substitute the Iridescent Pastel Gems [160429].


Thank you for your consideration in shopping with me! When you support my small business by shopping in my Online Store, it allows me to continue to share with you. 

Now it's your turn to make some irresistibly gorgeous handmade cards and share those with us on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Something New!


The new Online Exclusives section of the Online Store provides a great opportunity for new experiences! 

Stampin' Up! is sharing fresh, never-before-seen products (and, some returning favorites!) to spark your creativity and expand your crafting collection all from the convenience of the online store.

Visit the Online Exclusives section in the Online Store today!

Then, plan to visit either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of the new products!

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Beautiful Paper for Beautiful Cards

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-2As a cardmaker, we know how important beautiful patterned paper is when creating.  Beautiful paper makes beautiful cards.

In today's project, beautiful paper is used as the focal point of this card.  With today being the last day of Sale-A-Bration, we won't the opportunity to earn this pack of paper for free after today. Notice how the flowers have been cut directly from the paper. So bold and beautiful!

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-1The Favored Flowers Designer Paper used on this card can be earned for FREE with a $50 product purchase BUT you only have until the end of the day to do so!  Sale-A-Bration ends today!

Beautiful-paper-beautiful-handmade-cards-3All of the flowers on this card were fussy cut from this Favored Flowers paper and even used on the inside of the card as seen above.


Place your $50 order now and earn some of this paper for FREE and be entered to win Mystery Host Rewards from me!

Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!  It's a tremendous help to me and my little business. 


The Clock Is Ticking!


The clock is ticking on Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration with only two days remaining. For the next two days only, you can earn free products with every $50 in products purchased.

If you love to paper craft and rubber stamp, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on all your favorite supplies while earning some freebies along the way. Whether you're in need of new stamps, ink pads, cardstock, or adhesive, the online store has everything you need to create some beautiful works of he{art}!

Here's a simple reminder of how it works: for every $50 in product that you purchase, you'll earn one free product of your choice from our special Sale-A-Bration section. The redemption section includes both Level 1 and Level 2 choices that are redeemable with $50 and $100 purchases, respectively. This means that if you spend $50, you can choose from a selection of Level 1 products, and if you spend $100 or more, you can choose from a selection of Level 2 products. There's no limit to how many free products you can earn, so the more you shop, the more you earn!

To take advantage of the last hours of this promotion, simply visit the online store and place your minimum order of $50. Right before checkout, you'll be asked to redeem what you've earned from a nice selection of Sale-A-Bration choices.

But hurry - this promotion ends at the end of the day tomorrow, so don't wait to start shopping. Whether you're a seasoned paper crafter or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on all your favorite supplies while earning some extra goodies along the way.

Thank you for choosing to shop with me for your paper crafting and rubber stamping supplies. Happy shopping!

P.S.  With your order by Tuesday, February 28th, Midnight, you'll be entered to win the Mystery Host Rewards!

It's A Mystery Host Party to End Sale-A-Bration!

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It's a Stampin' Up! Mystery Host Party to have some fun here at the end of Sale-A-Bration! Place any order between now, February 25th, and midnight, Central Time, on Tuesday, February 28th for a chance at the Host Rewards!

So what is a mystery host party?

Place any order through my online store using Host Code NMXCEVGE and you will have a chance to earn the Host Rewards for FREE product of your choice!  The number of orders placed will determine the host rewards that will be awarded!  It's always a lot of fun.

You can place any order from September 25th  through midnight, Central Time, on Tuesday, February 28th.  On the morning of March 1st,  I will draw the name of someone to receive the host rewards, and I will have another prize (or, prizes) to give away, too. Place your order at the link below and you'll be automatically entered into the drawing!

Remember that with each $50 in product purchased, you can also choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!


It's A Fiesta! Birthday with Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta

Taco-fiesta-birthday-card-stampin-upToday's project is a birthday card using Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set [160732] that was featured in our LIVE broadcast this week.

This is a precious stamp set and the paper strip technique on this card was just the right choice! 

This cardmaking technique is created by starting off with 1/2" strips that are about 6" long. As you'll see in the video, it's very easy to get started.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this card, these 1/2" strips were arranged to a piece of Basic White cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The placement of the first strip sets the angles and size of the overall pattern.
  • Patterned paper strips were used here but you can even use different colors of card stock.
  • Another option would be to alternate two different paper patterns.

If you enjoy this technique (and, using all those scraps), you'll enjoy this one, too!

Here's a look at the inside of the card...


If you'd like to create a card just like this one, here are the supplies that you'll need:

Product List


Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!  It's a tremendous help to me and my little business.  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order! 

As a special thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now that you've read this post, try this easy paper crafting technique and share your project over on our Facebook group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by to check out this easy technique and a birthday card with Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta!

It's Fiesta Time! Facebook/YouTube LIVE Tomorrow!

Makeover Magic YouTube ThumbnailIt's fiesta time and on our Facebook/YouTube LIVE tomorrow, we will be creating a fun and festive card!

You'll want to learn this technique using patterned paper strips! (A way to use all those scraps that you have!) We will be creating with the precious Taco Fiesta stamp set!
LIVE- Feb. 16, 2023: Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Or, YouTube:
Hope to see you for our fiesta time tomorrow on Facebook or YouTube Live!

Something Special To Share for Valentine's Day


Today I have something special to share for Valentine's Day.

Jackie and I began visiting our local Senior Citizen Center back in 2017 with my mom and dad. They were going daily for community, fellowship, and a good hot lunch! At the time, they were staying with us due to the damages their home had incurred during the flooding of Hurricane Harvey.

As we continued to visit the Senior Citizen Center with them, we developed relationships with some very special people, some who passed on, including my mom and dad, and some whose friendships we still nurture and maintain.


Earlier this month, I spoke to the director about possibly doing a cardmaking activity with the group that attends. She asked if they could make Valentine's cards. and I was happy to say yes!  A few days later, I began to plan a simple but pretty card that they could easily assemble. I also decided that a little Valentine's treat box might be a good idea so I designed one that was simple. After cutting and scoring, the project was ready with an easy assembly and some candy to tuck inside.


As you can see from the photos, they really seemed to enjoy the activity.


And, of course, Jackie was my right hand helping me all along the way. We enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than the participants!


Cardmaking and paper crafting is very special. I have always said that it is a very giving craft because most of what we create, we give away and share with others.

That was the case with each one of these special attendees that were creating their cards and projects with someone special in mind. It could have been a friend, a parent, or grandchildren. All the same, you could sense the love that was being put into each creation.

It did my heart good. And, I hope that you enjoy looking at these photos and are inspired by how you can possibly share this special craft of ours with some special people in your life.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Quick Video for You!

Just a reminder with a quick video...This is the last day to place an order to have this Class to Go shipped to your door!

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And, as in all of my Class to Go offerings, these card kits are FREE with a qualifying purchase.   Place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) by Midnight tonight, Monday, February 13th, and have this class shipped to your door!

-Must use Host Code NMXCEVGE

-I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.

- Class packets are due to ship to you on February 22, 2023**. You will also receive the link to the class page via email that week.   (**You will be notified of any any date changes.) Fine print: *One class kit per person.  *Video page is for class participants only.*The kits do not contain stamps or stamped images per Stampin' Up! Policy.*You will need stamps, ink, adhesives, and basic tools to complete these projects.

You may order any supplies that total $50 before shipping and tax.  Host Code: NMXCEVGE
The featured product in this class is the Desert Details Bundle which you may order HERE.
Inks used:


It's a huge support when you shop with me and allows me to be able to continue sharing with you!  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order!  As a special thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Are you excited to try some fun fold card ideas? 

Place your order now or if you would like for me to place your order for you and I will ship this fun fold class to your door!



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!

Let’s “Kit” Together!

Join us on YouTube, Thursday, February 9th, for a Premiere featuring two fabulous kits from Stampin’ Up!  
These kits are great for new crafters and seasoned crafters, too!  These all-inclusive kits are great for travel, as gifts for friends, or to try out paper crafting!  

Visit my YouTube channel and set a reminder (click the bell) to tune in on Thursday, 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, and 8 am PT.