Simple Masculine Card with Stampin' Up! He's the Man Specialty Paper

Simple-cardmaking-masculine-hes-the-man-stampin-upThis simple masculine-themed card is made with the awesome He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068] from Stampin' Up!  The card is like one shared on a recent LIVE video featuring an easy design focusing on using patterned paper that we all have!  And, on this card, there is no stamping!

This collection is perfect for making masculine-themed cards and other projects. This pack features 12" x 12" patterned paper, including bold patterns in neutral colors such as antique cars, camping gear, suits and ties, and more. In addition, there are versatile patterns such as diamonds, stripes, and plaids that can be mixed and matched with the coordinating die-cut images. The pack includes 12 sheets in total, with 2 each of 5 double-sided patterned paper designs and 2 die-cut sheets, giving you plenty of creative options for your projects.


Click here to Download the FREE Project Sheet for this masculine card.

With the He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068], you can easily create unique and personalized cards and projects for the men in your life. This paper is on the Last Chance List so don't miss it!

To try this simple card design, visit the Online Store to get your pack of paper while it's still available!

Flip Front Fold Card Using Your Patterned Paper

Front-flip-fun-fold-coffee-card-2Today's project is a simple front flip fun fold coffee card featuring one of the retiring Stampin' Up! sets, Nothing's Better Than [152507].

This card design is another good one for using that stack of patterned paper you've been "storing" in your craft room. ;)  Keep the details on this design as well as the design shared last week on my LIVE.

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

Front-flip-fold-coffee-card-insideIt's so fun how the center just flips up to reveal your note and sentiment.  I had to add a little cup of coffee on the inside, too!

If you're a coffee, chocolate, cookie, or cocktail lover, the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set [152507] is perfect! The set includes cute and clever sentiments, as well as adorable images that will make your projects stand out.

But the fun doesn't stop there! There's also a set of coordinating dies called the Love You More Than Dies [152698]. These dies can be used to add even more dimension and interest to your projects. And, of course, they coordinate perfectly with the Nothing's Better Than stamp set.

This stamp set and coordinating dies will always be part of my collection.  Get both while still available...last chance promotion starts Tuesday, April 4th!  (The dies will be 40% off...only $18!)

Nothing's Better Than stamp set
Such cute phrases you can create with this set!
Love these word dies!

Now grab some coffee or other beverage and watch this recording of the LIVE demonstration of this card.  Then read on for the dimensions to make this fun fold!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for today's featured card:
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And, remember the Love You More Than Dies [152698] will be 40% off beginning April 4, 2023.  Order soon as possible because these retiring products including the Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152507] are only available while supplies last!


If you're looking for a stamp set that's perfect for making cards for any coffee, chocolate, cookie, or cocktail lover in your life, look no further than Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies. Get creative and make something that's truly unique and special!  And, now that you've read this post, try this fun fold card idea and share your completed project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Simple Fun Fold Card Using More of Your Patterned Paper


On this week's live, I have another for simple cardmaking project with an easy fun fold and another way to use your patterned paper.
Join us LIVE on Thursday, March 30th, for another of my simple stamping videos with ideas you can use.
Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Set your reminder and join us!

Simple Easter Card with Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain

Easter-Card-playing-in-the-rain-simpleThis simple Easter card is made with Rain Or Shine Specialty 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [160540].  The design is one shared on a recent LIVE video featuring an easy design focusing on using patterned paper. 

If you have been crafting for a length of time, I am sure you have some in that stash of supplies! {wink} By using our Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, you can save valuable time that would otherwise be spent creating complicated backgrounds or adding extra layers to your projects.

Easter-Card-Playing-in-the-RainStart creating cards using this design as one of your go-to layouts!  You will be making beautiful cards for your family and friends.

Click here to Download the FREE Project Sheet.

After you've made a card with this simple design, comment below who will be receiving it. Happy Crafting!

Simple Card Design Using Your Patterned Paper and Video Tutorial

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-easter-pinkToday's project is in response to two requests that many of you have submitted recently regarding simple card-making designs and the use of your stacks of patterned paper.

In this week's LIVE, this simple card design was created using designer paper from my stash!

Whether you are a beginning card maker or you've been at this hobby for quite a while,  the right paper can make all the difference. And if by some chance you haven't tried Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper yet, then you're missing out!

Here are just a few of the benefits of using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for simple card designs:

  1. High-quality paper - Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is known for its high-quality, thick paper that is perfect for card making.

  2. Coordinating patterns - The Designer Paper collections are designed to coordinate with other Stampin' Up! products, making it easy to create a cohesive and coordinating card design.

  3. Beautiful designs - With a wide range of designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect paper to suit your style and the occasion.

  4. Time-saving - Using Designer Series Paper can save you time by eliminating the need for complicated backgrounds or extra layers. You will discover this with the idea shared in the video today.

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-freesiaLet's take a look at the video tutorial and then read on for the "recipe"!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Stock Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Fold in half at 4 1/4.  This will be a landscape-style card.
  • Card Stock Layer: 3 1/4 x 4 5/8.
  • Designer Series Paper (patterned paper): 4 strips cut at 3 x 1.
  • Measure your sentiment or image to determine the size you will need.

Easy-card-design-4-x-1-stackOnce I started with this easy design, I couldn't stop!  I had planned to make a stack of Easter cards and these will be beautiful with that Happy Easter sentiment.

Here are the papers and stamp set used for the cards that were assembled in the LIVE video.


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The Hues Of Happiness 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [158822] is on the Stampin' Up! Low Inventory list so if you are wanting this beautiful pack of paper, don't wait!

Simple-handmade-easter-card-1Now that you've read this post and have all the details, create a card using this simple card design with patterned paper and share your photo on our group on Facebook, Ink and Inspirations Stampers.

A Simple Stamping Card Layout Using Your Patterned Paper Stash


I've heard you.
Many of you have asked for simple stamping/cardmaking projects and ways to use up all that designer paper.
Join us LIVE on Thursday, March 23, for the first of my simple stamping videos with ideas you can use.
Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Set your reminder and join us!

Fun Fold Pocket Card with Stampin' Up! Greatest Journey


Featured on this week's LIVE was the Greatest Journey Photopolymer Stamp Set [160588] and this fun fold pocket card.  Also in this video is an emboss resist technique blending two colors to give a unique and beautiful look.

Take a look at the how-to in the video below...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 2 and 6 on the 8 1/2 side.
  • Card stock layers are cut 5 3/8 x 2 3/8 and 5 3/8 x 1 7/8.
  • Designer paper layers are cut 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 and 5 1/4 x 1 3/4.
  • Insert for the pocket is cut 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
  • Card stock in the appropriate size for the main image.


Supplies used for the project in the video:

Now it's your turn to try this pocket card!  Share your finished project on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook and let's inspire each other with our creations!

Fun Fold Pocket Card on Live with Lisa!


It's a fun fold pocket card on our Facebook/YouTube LIVE tomorrow with the Stampin' Up! Greatest Journey Stamp Set.

This is an easy fun fold and you will see how easy it is to blend colors for a beautiful effect on your handmade cards.
LIVE- March 16, 2023: Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
Or, YouTube:
Hope to see you for our fun crafting time tomorrow on Facebook or YouTube Live!

A Great Way to Start - Stampin' Up! Kit Collection


Are you new to paper crafting, or simply looking for an easy and affordable way to get creative? If so, you might want to consider trying our all-inclusive paper crafting kits, the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection.

These kits are designed to provide you with everything you need to create a set of handmade cards or a paper crafting project, all in one convenient package. From the paper and embellishments to the adhesive and instructions, these kits have it all.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of using a kit from our Kit Collection:

  1. Convenience: With an all-inclusive kit, you don't have to worry about gathering all the necessary supplies yourself. Everything you need is included, so you can focus on the fun of creating.

  2. Affordability: These all-inclusive kits are affordable and if there is a stamp set and ink spot included, you can save these elements for another project.

  3. Inspiration: Our Stampin' Up! kits come with instructions and illustrations, to inspire and direct you through the process. Plus, you can always add your own personal touches or change things up a bit to make the project truly unique.

  4. Accessibility: All-inclusive kits are a great way to introduce all ages and abilities to the joys of paper crafting. With all the supplies they need at their fingertips, they can create something beautiful and feel proud of their accomplishment.

  5. Variety: Our Kit Collection paper crafting kits come in a variety of themes and styles, from seasonal cards to home decor projects. You can choose a kit that suits your interests and style, or try something new and different.

You can see all of the available kits in the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection HERE.  Order a few for your friends and have a fun gathering and enjoy some snacks and fellowship.



Our Stampin' Up! paper crafting kits are an excellent way to get started with paper crafting or to explore new techniques and styles. They're convenient, affordable, and packed with inspiration, making them the perfect choice for anyone who wants to unleash their creativity. So why not give these a try and see where your paper crafting journey takes you?

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Class to Go


Today I wanted to share the projects made in yesterday's LIVE for the Easter Bunny Class to Go. 

Here's a quick and clean video of the project assembly!

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.


Easter-Bunny-Box Lucky-shamrock-charmGet your Lucky Shamrock Charm along with your class packet!

Lisa's Inklings for Slim Tent Card:

  • Back Base: 2 3/4 x5 1/2.
  • Folded Card Base: 2 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White and two prints of DSP: 2 x 5 1/4
  • Die cut or label for the main image

Products for Slim Tent Card:

Lisa's Inklings for Basket:

  • Card stock for box: 6 1/2 x 7 1/4.
  • Score 6 1/2  side at 1 1/4 and 5 1/4.
  • Score 7 1/4 side at 3 and 4 1/4.
  • Handle: 1 x 6
  • DSP: (2) 3 3/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White and coordinating card stock scrap for die-cut or punched circles.

Products for Easter Bunny Basket:

Place your qualifying order by the end of the day on Monday, March 13, 2023 to get this Easter Bunny Class Packet and Lucky Shamrock Charm!

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.

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. 


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!

Feb-23-fun-fold-Class to Go

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!