Trusty Toolbox for Dad Card


Have you seen the Trusty Toolbox Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!? This versatile collection is perfect for creating masculine-themed cards and projects.

But here's the catch: Sale-A-Bration ends soon, so you only have two more days to snag this paper for FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this limited-time offer!

Check out today's video to see how you can use the Trusty Toolbox paper to add some DIY flair to your cardmaking creations.

Trusty-tools-screenLisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Designer Paper: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to layer over card base; fussy cut 5-7 "tools" to use on your card; cut or die cut a rectangle 2 1/4" x 3 3/4".
  • Basic White: 2 1/2" x 4"; 2 1/4" x 1 " for sentiment.

The Trusty Toolbox designer paper begs to be cut apart with all the fun tool images so head over to my online store to make your qualifying purchase before February 29th and get your hands on this must-have paper pack. Let's get crafting!

Make Easter Cards with Our February Product Spotlight

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The Easter Lilies Bundle is a beautiful stamp set and dies collection and it’s this month's product spotlight!  These beautiful lily images and inspirational sentiments of faith will make your Easter projects extra special and meaningful to family and friends.



FREE TUTORIAL! If you order this product online by February 29th, I'm going to send you my FREE Video Tutorial featuring the Easter Lilies Bundle to make a Hexagon Spring Box Card ($15.00 value) as a special Thank You!


Within 24 hours of your purchase, you'll receive exclusive access to a video tutorial featuring a stunning Hexagon Spring Box Card! Watch as I guide you through the steps to create this unique and eye-catching project. Plus, I'll share additional samples of the Hexagon Spring Box to spark your creativity and inspire your own crafting adventures.


Once you start crafting with the Easter Lilies Bundle, you'll be hooked! Don't miss this opportunity to add elegance and charm to your Easter creations. Order now and let the Easter crafting begin!


This card folds down to fit in one of our standard-size (Medium) envelopes.

Order the Easter Lilies Bundle now and get started on some beautiful Easter creations for your family and friends!

Click here to order the Easter Lilies Bundle!

Celebrate Easter with Handmade Creations with Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies


As we journey through the season of Lent, it's never too early to start preparing for the joyous celebration of Easter. For those who love to create, this means getting those special cards and projects ready to share with our families, grandchildren, and church communities.

In this week's LIVE video, we had the pleasure of showcasing the beautiful Easter Lilies Bundle from Stampin' Up! Watch the recording below to see how we created a sweet Easter card perfect for spreading love and joy during this special time of year.

With its delicate lily images and heartfelt sentiments, the Easter Lilies Bundle is a must-have for your Easter crafting projects. Whether you're making cards for loved ones or creating decorations for your home or church, this bundle has everything you need to bring the spirit of Easter to life.

Don't wait until the last minute—order your Easter Lilies Bundle today and start creating meaningful handmade treasures that will be cherished for years to come. Click the link below to shop now and make this Easter season extra special!

Shop Now: Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2".
  • Basic White: (2) 4" x 5 1/4" plus scrap for die cuts.
  • Circle die was cut the Everyday Details Dies [162864].

Let's make this Easter truly memorable with beautiful handmade creations with the Stampin' Up! Easter Lilies Bundle!

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Envelope Flap Fun Fold Card


Are you looking to add a fun twist to your card-making skills? Look no further than the envelope flap fun fold card!

In today's video tutorial, we're diving into this unique card design that offers a creative alternative to the standard layout. With just a few simple folds, you'll be able to create stunning cards that will impress your family and friends.
Watch the quick video below to learn how to master this fun fold technique and start crafting your envelope flap cards today!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock: 5 1/4" x 8".  Fold in half and burnish,
  • Card Base:  Colored card stock to match your designer paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Designer Paper: (1) 5" wide x 3 3/4" tall for card front; (1) 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" for envelope flap; 4" x 1" for inside of card.
  • Card stock for labels or die cuts for envelope flap.

Featured Products that you will want:

Now it's your turn to try your hand at making envelope flap fun fold cards. Head over to our online store to stock up on all the supplies you need to bring this creative design to life! From cardstock and patterned paper to stamps and embellishments, we've got everything you need to get started. Don't wait any longer—start shopping now and unleash your creativity with this fun and versatile card-making technique!

Panda Friends Kit Video and a Special Guest


In this week's LIVE video, a sweet guest joined us to showcase the adorable new Panda Friends Kit from the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection. Our granddaughter, Clara, who is four years old, demonstrated just how much fun these kits can be for our little ones. With pre-cut panda images that are easy for tiny fingers to punch out, ready-to-use sentiments, and Stampin' Dimensionals for easy adhesion, this kit is tailor-made for those little hands.


Watch the video below to witness the cuteness of this kit in action!

After seeing Clara's creativity with the Panda Friends Kit, we're sure you're eager to get your hands on one for your children or grandchildren. These kits are not only fun and engaging but also help foster creativity and imagination in young minds. Order your Panda Friends Kit today and let the little ones in your life embark on a crafting adventure they'll cherish forever!

Just Kiddin' Around Pop Out Panel Fun Fold


Today, let's look at a sweet card project that's perfect for the little ones in your life. The star players? The adorable Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper and the Kiddin' Around stamp set. If you caught our previous LIVE video, you'll recognize the fun pop-out panel style we're using today. But don't worry if you missed it—you can see it right here!

The Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper steals the show with its charming images of children at play. From playground adventures to sweet moments captured in illustration, this paper is full of joy and youthful energy. Paired with the Kiddin' Around stamp set, it's a perfect match.

You can earn the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper FREE as a Sale-A-Bration choice with your $50 qualifying purchase. 



In our video tutorial below, we'll walk you through the steps to create this playful card. Whether you're crafting for your little ones, grandchildren, or friends' children, this design is sure to bring smiles all around. So grab your supplies and let's get started!



Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 8" x 5 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", and 6".
  • The pop-out mechanism is cut 5" x 1" in the same color as the card base.
  • Your main image panel from designer paper should be cut 3" wide x 5" tall. Card stock layers behind this image are 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" (card base color) and 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" in a coordinating color.
  • Cut (6) panels of designer paper 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".  I used the same pattern on all 6 panels.
  • Basic White for back is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Belly band is cut 1" x 11".
  • Choose layer(s) for the belly band image according to the size of your image or sentiment.


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With the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper and the Kiddin' Around stamp set, you'll have all you need to craft cards that capture the spirit of childhood. Whether you're sending birthday wishes or simply brightening someone's day, these playful designs with the pop-out panel fun fold are sure to bring a smile to those little faces.  Place your order today and get the Just Kiddin' Designer Series Paper FREE with our minimum purchase of $50!

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This Card POPS! Pop Out Panel Fun Fold


Ready to add an element of surprise to your cardmaking? Get ready to be amazed by the Pop-Out Panel Fun Fold! In this week's LIVE video tutorial on both Facebook and YouTube, we explored the magic of this creative fold, and today, I'm excited to share a beautiful sample with you.

Featured on this project is the fantastic Everyday Details Bundle [162865]. Paired with the charming Meandering Meadows 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [162735], it's a combination that's sure to be a favorite. The details and beautiful patterns make this card a stunning creation and a work of art.

Curious about the assembly process? Let's take a look at the recording of the video tutorial linked below. You'll be guided through each step, making this seemingly complex fold an enjoyable and achievable crafting adventure.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 8" x 5 1/2" and scored at 2", 4", and 6".
  • The pop-out mechanism is cut 5" x 1" in the same color as the card base.
  • Your main image panel from designer paper should be cut 3" wide x 5" tall. Card stock layers behind this image are 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" (card base color) and 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" in a coordinating color.
  • Cut (6) panels of designer paper 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".  I used the same pattern on all 6 panels.
  • Basic White for back is cut 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Belly band is cut from two pieces of card stock.  One is 1" x 11" and the accent strip is 1/4" or 1/2" x 11".
  • Choose layers for belly band image according to the size of your image or sentiment.

So, if you're ready to work a little magic into your cards and surprise your recipients, this Pop-Out Panel Fun Fold is the perfect technique to try. Gather your supplies and create something extraordinary then share your card on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group!


Fabulous Fun Folds Online Card Class, Vol.II


Unlock the Art of Fun Folds: Online Card Class

Are you ready to elevate your card-making skills and surprise your loved ones with stunning designs? 

Join our exclusive online card class and master the art of three fun folds!

Introducing our Fabulous Fun Folds Vol. II! 

In this class, you'll learn the step-by-step instructions to create these fun fold cards!

This class will also give you three card designs you can create with supplies you have on hand!





What You'll Learn:

Triple the Fun

Discover the secrets behind three fabulous fun folds that will add a touch of magic to your handmade cards.

Patterned Paper Mastery

Learn how to make the most of patterned paper with two unique designs that showcase the beauty of carefully chosen prints.

Secret Holder Surprise

Unveil the art of crafting a card that not only impresses with its design but also hides a special compartment for a gift card or cash. Perfect for those extra-special occasions!

More About This Class!

  • This class will include 3 video tutorials that are easy to follow
  • You will be able to create these fun folds with supplies that you have on hand.
  • You'll have EASY Access, 24/7, so you can work at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you
  • Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, this class is designed to enhance your card-making skills.

  • This class will be released on Tuesday, February 13th at 1:00 PM Central Time.  You will receive the link to the private class page via email on that day.

This class is perfect for anyone looking to add a dash of creativity to their card-making skills. 

Sign up today and unlock the secrets of crafting stunning fun folds that will leave a lasting impression. 

Order the Fabulous Fun Folds Vol. II for $25!










Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card


Valentine's Day is all about expressing love, and what better way to do that than with a handmade card that's also a gift? Today, we're sharing an awesome project — a fun-fold card designed to hold your DIY Valentine's Coupons or a sweet gift card.

The star of this creation is the beautiful Most Adored Specialty Designer Paper. The best part? You can score this gorgeous paper for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase. It's the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your Valentine's projects.

In the video tutorial, I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating this charming card. Whether you're crafting for a special someone, family member, or friend, this project adds a personal touch to your Valentine's greetings.



Featured Products:
Bee My Valentine Bundle (English) [162554]

Most Adored 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [162976]

Why not elevate your Valentine's Day gifting with a handmade touch? Watch the tutorial, gather your supplies, and let's get crafting!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock base to 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 2 3/4" from both sides.
  • Cut (2) pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide x 4" tall.
  • You will need 18" of ribbon for closure plus whatever card stock and paper you need for the focal point on front.

Remember, the most meaningful gifts are the ones made with love.  This Valentine Coupon Fun Fold Card will be perfect! Get to crafting then show us your creations in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group.

Filled with Happiness Card Ideas!



Introducing our fabulous Product Spotlight for the month: the versatile and stunning Filled With Happiness stamp set!

With a beautiful mix of fonts and a variety of sentiments, this stamp set is your perfect companion for countless card-making projects.

But that's not all!

As a special thank you for your purchase, if you order this stamp set online by Thursday, January 25th, you'll receive my exclusive Filled With Happiness Video Tutorial absolutely FREE (a $19.95 value)! Host Code: Y4XCUBTM

This tutorial features four creative card-making ideas using the stamp set, and the best part? You can adapt these designs for use with other stamp sets and supplies.

Act fast—this limited-time offer is available for three days only!

Click here to order the Filled With Happiness Stamp Set!

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It's Fractured! A Simple Card Technique

Fractured-card-making-technique-sabOn last week's LIVE, we made this card featuring a simple cardmaking technique.  

Called by many crafters, the "fractured" technique from the illusion, it's an easy method to give a dynamic look to your cards.

Let's take a look at the recording of the video so you, too, can say, "That's how it's done!"

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Standard A2 card base is cut either 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" or 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Strips are cut 1/4" x 5 1/4".
  • Two squares for the center: Back layer- 2" x 2" and 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".

The two featured products on this card are Stampin' Up! Level 1 Sale-A-Bration choices (each is FREE with a $50 product purchase):

Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper and the Heartfelt Hellos Stamp Set


Heartfelt-hellos-jpgThese Sale-A-Bration offerings are only available while supplies last!  Shop now and then try this "fractured" technique on your next handmade card.


Snow Day Card with Stamped Snowflake Background


This snow day card with a hand-stamped background was inspired by the weather many are experiencing here in North America. 

The Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set is a carryover from the Stampin' Up! September to June Mini Catalog.  This cardmaker was thrilled to see it still available with winter in full force for a few more months. 

With beautiful images like these snowflakes, you can make beautiful backgrounds for your cards, and oh what fun these would be on a scrapbook page!

Look at the video tutorial to see how easily this all comes together!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • You can create your background paper with stamped images. 
  • If you have varied sizes, start with the largest image first.
  • Remember to punch or die cut from the center of a layer if it's not going to show. 

Snow-day-card-sparkling-snowflakesHere are the featured products used on this card:

Now that you've seen the video, try this hand-stamped background on your next card and grab the Sparkling Snowflakes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [162158] for some beautiful winter season cards!