It Starts Tomorrow! Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and the NEW Mini Catalog!

January 2023 Canva Templates

The new Stampin' Up! January -May Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin tomorrow! Join us on Facebook or YouTube for a fun catalog launch class!

This class for January features three designs with new product from the January to May Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure and will be demonstrated in the Catalog Launch LIVE on Facebook/YouTube, Thursday, January 5th, 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT.

This online class for the catalog launch is FREE to watch, but if you would like kits to go, the minimum amount to order is $50 before shipping and tax and the current host code must be added before checking out.
Current Host Code is MM4BSSAJ. 

RSVP by placing an order starting January 5th through the end of the day on January 9th for the To Go Project Pack kits.You will need stamps, inks, and adhesives to complete the cards.

Details: * Order a Minimum of $50 before shipping and handling to receive three kits as seen in the catalog launch video.  With each order of $50 you will also choose Sale-A-Bration rewards.

Use Host Code MM4BSSAJ 

*** Important:  Please do not use the Host Code if your order before shipping and tax is $150 or more.  You will still receive the kits AND get Stampin' Rewards for FREE product of your choosing from Stampin' Up! to add to your order!* I will email you within 24 hours acknowledging your order.* Project packs are due to ship to you by Friday January 13th**.    (**You will be notified of any date changes.) 

EXTRA from Lisa!  

Each purchase of $100 in product (before shipping and tax) ON A SINGLE ORDER during Sale-A-Bration, will also receive a $10 coupon to use in March 2023 to apply to your order total.  No limit to how many you can earn but only applies to orders of $100 or more on a SINGLE ORDER through the end of February and must be redeemed in March 2023.  (Totals of orders will not be combined to reach $100.)

See you tomorrow for the new catalog launch and let's kick off Sale-A-Bration with some fun!

Fun Fold Card with Country Bouquet


Let's start the 2023 New Year on the blog with this fun fold card made with the new Stampin' Up! Country Bouquet that will be available on Thursday, January 5th!

While the Country Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Country Bouquet Punch are perfect for the Valentine season, these can be used for other occasions while sending sweet sentiments including thinking of you cards.  The coordinating designer paper is available in two separate packs. One with hearts and flowers, the Country Floral Lane DSP and the other with various colors in check patterns, the Country Gingham 6 x 6 DSP pack. These are so pretty in pastel colors suitable for many different occasions.

Although I'm not sure of the exact name of this fun fold, I love it because it is an elegant way to send a card that can stand alone on display on someone's mantle or table. Once you make one of these cards, the next ones just get easier and easier.  Get the scoring and the folding correct and you're well on your way to sending happy mail to someone special.

Now, let's take a look at the video from our live session last week on Facebook and YouTube and you can see how you can make this card very easily, too.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Balmy Blue Cardstock [146982] base is cut 4 1/4 x 9 1/2.  Score at 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 8, and 9.
  • Cut another piece of Balmy Blue at 3 x 5 and score at 1/2 and 1 1/2.
  • Country Floral Lane Designer paper: Cut one piece at 5-1/4 X 4 and another piece at 1 1/4 x 4.
  • Country Gingham DSP: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4.

Country-bouquet-fun-fold-2Here are the basic supplies used for this fun fold card.  The first listed will not be available until Thursday, January 5th.

Country Bouquet Bundle (160383)

Country Floral Lane DSP (160375)

Country Gingham DSP (160388)

Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (160387)

Country-bouquet-fun-fold-blue-3Even the back of the card can be dressed up for a pretty display!

Make your list to shop this Thursday, January 5th, and make this fun fold card for someone special!

Seasonal Sale and FREE Project Kits with Qualifying Order!

Free-Project-kitsToday is the start of the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Sale and you can also earn some FREE project kits that will be featured on my LIVE today!

When you place an order of $35 or more before shipping and tax from my Online Store using  Host Code: GM3YYHH4,you will receive the three kits to create these projects featuring the Leaves of Holly Bundle featured in today's Facebook and YouTube LIVE!  

You must place your order by Midnight, Central Time, on Friday, November 18th to receive the project kits.


        Host Code: GM3YYHH4

  • FREE Project Kits with a minimum Stampin’ Up order –  Minimum order of $35 using the host code ($35 before tax and shipping).
  • Dates: November 15th – 18th, 2022
  • Project Kits include the supplies to complete each project. (Two cards and envelopes, one gift card holder)
  • Die cutting is done.
  • The ribbon is included but embellishments are not.
  • Stamped images are not included per Stampin' Up! policy.

You will need the Leaves of Holly Bundle, inks, adhesives, basic tools, and gems to complete these projects.

Shop the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Sale and receive FREE project kits with your qualifying order!


2022 Blessing Box with Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat Bundle

2022-Stampin-up-gathered-wheat-mini-box-and-cardsThe Blessing Box has become a tradition for me to share with you and here's the 2022 version created with the Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat.

The idea behind the Blessing Box came to me when many would often tell me how much it meant to receive a card from me.  And, when my brother told me he'd kept every card I'd ever made for him.  It made me think about those who never receive a little "paper hug" in the mail.  How could that be changed even if only for just a few?

And, so, the Blessing Box was created.  A little box that holds 3 x 3 or smaller cards with a kind phrase, a verse from God's Word, or an uplifting message...just a random act of kindness.  There is no signature, no credit; just sharing in hopes that it will be a blessing in someone's day.

Below is the video featuring this year's Blessing Box. Here's hoping you are inspired to create one of your own.


Lisa's Inklings:
For Box:

For Cards:

Stampin-up-gathered-wheat-blessing-boxIn case you missed it in the video, here's a tip: Color white or light-colored ribbon with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to get the coordinating color for your projects.

Here is the list of supplies used for this Blessing Box.

Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Now that you have the know-how, make your own blessing box like this one made with Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat and make a difference!

YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! Gathered Wheat Blessing Box

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This evening, we will be creating my 2022 Blessing Box featuring the Gathered Wheat Bundle.  We have made a version of this blessing box for several years and I hope you will create one this year! Watch the video premiere tonight to hear the story behind this project. 

Mr. Brown and I will be in Branson this evening so one of my team members, Kristen Martin, will be with you in the chat.  Please tell her hello and be sure to leave a comment. ;)

Plan to join and set your reminder!
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Come and see the Blessing Box for 2022!

Bay Window Fun Fold with Gathered Wheat Bundle


Today's project is a bay window fun fold created with the Gathered Wheat Bundle (English) [159843] that was featured during this week's LIVE video over on my Facebook business page and also on YouTube. 

This bay window fold is really easy to do. The biggest challenge can be the cutting and the scoring details but don't let that scare you. Just measure twice before you cut or you score. This card will be well worth the extra time and effort that you put into it.

The Gathered Wheat Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog has some beautiful gratitude sentiments. The fonts are also very pretty.  I think you would really enjoy using this during this season of thanksgiving.

Take a look at the video below. I've taken the liberty of starting it at the point where the demonstration of this card begins. Enjoy and then read on for a few details.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 3/8, 1 7/8, 3 5/8, 5 1/8,  and 5 1/2.
  • Designer paper is cut 4 1/8 x 6 and scored at 1 3/8, 1 5/8, 1 3/8, 1/4, and 1 3/8.
  • Use scraps of other papers to stamp and/or die-cut. For specifics, refer to the video.

Stampin-up-gathered-wheat-thank-you-card-fun-foldThe simple wheat design is enhanced with two colors of ink...Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.

It's your turn to try this fun fold with the Gathered Wheat Bundle so create your own and post it over in the comments under this card on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.


2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card with the Framed Florets Bundle

Stampin-up-fun-fold-fitting-floretsToday's project is another 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea using the newFramed Florets Bundle (English) [162407]. These are non-traditional colors for the holidays taking the cur from the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper [161814]. If you’re looking for a paper that transcends and extends the festive paper crafting season,then you’ll love the Fitting Florets 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper! This botanic beauty has touches of the Christmas season—mistletoe sprigs, gorgeous gingham, red berries—but also all-occasion florals and petite patterns. Plus, this color scheme is one you can use for a sophisticated twist on Christmas gift tags, or for birthdays and special occasions all year long. Whether you’re fussy cutting floral designs or creating beautiful card fronts, this is a paper you can use no matter the season!

This card is a great little fun fold card with a belly band.  You can see the how-to video HERE.

Framed-florets-fun-fold-christmas-cardHere's a peek at the inside with the Christmas greeting.  The Night of Navy is a pretty contrast to the Polished Pink.  These

Here are the supplies used to create this project:


The Framed Florets Bundle comes with everything you need to create handcrafted cards with detailed, elegant frames! Just die-cut the frame and the elegant stamped floral images. Finish off with a heartfelt sentiment and some color and you have a card they’re sure to love!

Try this fun fold Christmas card for 2022 with the products from the Fitting Florets Collection from Stampin' Up!

Introducing Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection and a Birthday Card


Stampin' Up! has just released a new collection which is actually a sneak peek from the January to June 2023 Mini Catalog and it is called the Fitting Florets Collection (English) [163129].

This collection contains a bundle that will be featured in the new catalog and, in addition, to go along with the holiday season, Stampin' Up! is offering some limited-time products that you can use for your holiday crafting!  Included are some really pretty gold embellishments,  a beautiful collection of Designer Series papers, and a stamp set with Christmas sentiments that are great for Christmas cards, Christmas tags, and all of your holiday decor.

Pictured above is a card that was created on a recent live video on Facebook and YouTube. It's a birthday card that utilizes the Framed Florets bundle and the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper [161814]. The set of dies included in this bundle is just beautiful. They contain three oval shapes that you can mix and match for your projects.

Let's take a look at the recording of the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half at 4 1/4 then the front folded back in half at 2 1/8.
  • Add on card front is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  • Basic White: (2) 4 x 5 1/4. One for inside, the other for stamping and die cutting.

Stampin-up-birthday-card-fitting-florets-2Lots of lovely flowers on this birthday card.  It's so awesome that some of the dies cut images from that beautiful designer paper!

Here are the supplies used on this project:

Before I close, a few reminders...

  • November Host Code GM3YYHH4. Please use this host code when shopping with me.  If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  YOU will earn Stampin' Rewards for Free Product on your order!
  • The 2022 Online Christmas Card Class Series #4 ordering period is NOW!  You will receive a FREE online class and make and takes with a qualifying order.  Read all about it HERE!
  • YouTube Premiere with another beautiful Framed Florets project is Thursday evening, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Thanks for tuning in for this introduction and birthday card using the new Fitting Florets Collection (English) [163129] from Stampin' Up!


A Change in Color- Using Neutrals for a Fall-Themed Card


When we think of fall-themed cards, creations, or decor, most times our minds go to rich colors like orange, burgundy, brown, and gold. Here as of late, the trend has been leaning toward decor for the autumn season in light neutrals with light blues and creams, and mint greens. Both are very beautiful but very different in their look. Most have a preference for one or the other but for this card, I decided to use the light neutral theme, just for fun.

Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock [101650] was the first color that came to mind when considering a base color for this card. With that starting point, the colors of ink, designer paper, and embellishments would complement that base. For patterned papers, I decided to reach outside of the box and look for something not associated with the season but echo the colors that I was looking for in the project. This Abigail Rose 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [159037] from the Stampin Up annual catalog was just the ticket!


The colors, though neutral, still have such a rich feel, don't you think?

Here are the supplies used to create this card. Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Hello-harvest-blessing-neutral-cardYour creativity abounds when you reach outside of your "comfort zone"! Try changing up colors for your seasonal creations like this fall-themed card in neutrals! 

Fall Themed Projects with Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest


We've been talking about all things fall this week on Ink and Inspirations and today's post holds the video from the recording of my Facebook and YouTube Live featuring two projects with the Hello Harvest Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 One project is a fall-themed card that you could send to a friend while the other is a Halloween treat bag that holds a different kind of treat! 

Let's take a look at the video with more details to follow.

Now that you've seen the video, here are the details for the card so that you can make one yourself.  You can look for the details for the Halloween treat bag coming soon here on Ink and Inspirations.

Lisa's Inklings for Fall-Themed Card:


Here are the supplies used for this fall-themed card.  Thank you for your support! Each time you place an order through my online store,  it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Fall-themed-card-hello-harvest-2This beautiful designer paper is on LOW INVENTORY status so be sure to order soon!

Rustic-harvesttThanks so much for tuning in for these fall-themed projects using Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest and look for more to come soon!


2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card - Fun Fold Card with Brightest Glow

Brightest-glow-fun-fold-LIVEToday's 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Card features a fun-fold card using the beautiful Brightest Glow Bundle from the Stampin Up Mini Catalog. This card features a belly band for closure and it has two flaps of patterned paper that overlap just a bit and reveal an inner card with your sentiment and greetings.


The Brightest Glow Bundle (English) [159552] is part of the Lights Aglow Suite Collection (English) [159556] which also includes the Christmas Lights Bundle with beautiful trees and snowflakes that will make for some very special crafting for your holiday season.

Brightest Glow is a wonderful sentiment stamp set for Christmas. It's one of my favorites and it's "seeing ink" over and over again. The labels within the die collection in this bundle are great and have some pretty perforated accents along with some special dies that can be used on the layers or front of your card.

This fun-fold card highlights the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper [159535] This is a six-by-six stack with colors including Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and a touch of gold foil which just makes it absolutely beautiful! One side of each sheet has a small print pattern and the other side features those beautiful gold metallic foil accents.

The Lights Aglow Suite takes the spotlight in 2022 Online Christmas Card Class Series for October which is FREE with your qualifying order!
 Place your qualifying order to reserve your place in this class.  You can get the details HERE. 



Are you ready to see the video of the fun fold Christmas card featured in today's post?

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Evening Evergreen: 4-1/4 x 5-1/4 and 3-1/4 x 3-1/4.
  • Basic White: 4 x 10 scored at 5" plus a piece of scrap to die cut circle.
  • Designer Paper: 3 x 3 (circle of stars) , (2) 3-1/2 x 3-1/2. (2) 1 x 6 to make a belly band.

Here are the supplies used for today's project:

Stampin-up-brightest-glow-fun-fold-cardDon't you just love it?  What a sweet surprise for a 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas card!  You can make one, too!  If you give it a try, share it in our Facebook group so we can all take a look!


Facebook and YouTube LIVE on Wednesday!

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Join us Wednesday, October 12, for Facebook/YouTube LIVE, 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT!

We will be making a fun fold card with the Brightest Glow Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.

This fold uses patterned paper for a unique overlapping closure held together by a belly band.  Can't wait for you to see it!

Set your clock to join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube at 12 pm ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT!

2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards from World Card Making Day


We had a great time on World Card Making Day last Saturday as I went live on YouTube and Facebook to make three fun Stampin' Up! Christmas cards for 2022.

One was a clean and simple design that I love to recreate yearly. Another was a fun fold featuring some of our designer series paper from the annual catalog. The other card was designed by using designer paper from the Mini catalog highlighting the images from the paper by using those as the card's focal point.

These designs are easy to duplicate and I hope you are inspired to recreate them with products that you have at home. Or, if you need you can just simply order the supplies to create these as seen in the video through the online store.

Let's take a look at the recording from World Card Making Day so you can see how-to for the clean & simple card idea.

Clean & Simple Design

Find a beautifully patterned paper, combine it with a sentiment and you have a beautiful, clean & simple card.


  • Card Base: 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2.
  • Designer Paper: 4 x 5-1/4, 3/4 x 4
  • Glimmer Paper: (3) 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: 1-1/2 x 4, 4 x 5-1/4

2022-christmas-card-clean-simple-insideHere are the supplies used to make this card.  Simply click on the links to shop the online store.  Thank you!

Try this clean & simple design on your next card for any occasion.  I bet you can't make just one!

Stay tuned for information for the other 2022 Stampin' Up! Christmas cards from World Card Making Day and be sure to check out another 2022 Christmas card that you'll love HERE.



12 Weeks of Christmas Begins in 4 Hours!


The 12 Weeks of Christmas begins in 4 hours exclusively for my mailing list subscribers!

Each Wednesday, you will receive a Christmas project idea with step-by-step instructions.

These 12 Weeks of Christmas projects are absolutely FREE BUT you will only receive these if you are on the list before 1:00 PM Central Time TODAY, Wednesday, October 5th.

These projects will include Christmas card ideas, gift ideas, and packaging ideas!  Don't miss out on any of these!  Plus, as a bonus, you get a FREE online card class when you sign up! Do it today!

The 12 Weeks of Christmas for 2022 begins TODAY and you must be signed up before 1 PM Central to receive all 12 projects!