Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Inspiration!

Stargazing(8)Do you love paper crafting? Get ready to elevate your creativity with Ink and Inspirations!

Subscribe to our weekly emails for exclusive cardmaking and paper-crafting inspiration that will ignite your passion for crafting.

Plus, receive a FREE online card class when you join our community! Don't miss this opportunity to stay connected with the latest news and ideas—Click here subscribe now!

There's A New Catty In Town

Catalog-walk-thruThere's a new catty in town and tonight on a Livestream, we will have a walk-through to look at all the new goodies and celebrate some returning ones!

Join us tonight LIVE!

Tune in on Wednesday, May 1st
8 PM ET, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT, 5 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.

Clearance Rack Update!


Attention, crafters! Don't miss out on the latest deals on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!

We've just refreshed our inventory, adding even more incredible discounts to the mix. Whether you're hunting for Last Chance items or simply looking to stock up on crafting essentials at unbeatable prices, now is the perfect time to shop. Explore the Clearance Rack today and discover fantastic savings on a wide range of products.

 Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

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Fold Out Mini Book Class!

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Are you ready to create personalized mini books for all your special occasions? Look no further! Join our exclusive Mini Book Making Class and unlock the secrets to crafting beautiful mini books that are perfect for weddings, graduations, proms, and any other memorable event you can think of.

With our step-by-step guidance, you'll learn how to create mini books that fit seamlessly into a bag or purse, making them ideal for sharing those precious memories on the go. But that's not all – our mini books are also fully customizable, complete with pockets for gift cards, cash, and heartfelt notes. Whether you're looking to give a unique gift or preserve your own memories, this class has you covered.

But wait, there's more! Are you searching for a fun and interactive way to connect with your grandchildren? Our mini books double as the perfect alternative to traditional greeting cards. Fill them with personalized notes, DIY coupons for fun activities, and watch as your grandkids' faces light up with joy.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and make lasting memories with our Mini Book Making Class. Enroll now and start crafting today!

Card Making Ideas and Tips from Lisa Brown


Hello fellow crafters!

Are you ready to take your crafting adventures to new heights? Dive into a world of creativity with Ink and Inspirations!

Subscribe now to our exclusive weekly emails and immerse yourself in a treasure trove of cardmaking and paper-crafting inspiration. Our emails are carefully curated to spark your creativity and ignite your passion for crafting like never before!

And that's not all! As a special thank you for joining our community, you'll receive a FREE online card class.  It's our way of saying welcome aboard and kickstarting your creative journey with us!

Stay in the loop with the latest specials, promotions, and new product releases from Stampin' Up! Be the first to know about all the exciting updates and goodies coming your way.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your crafting game and connect with a community of fellow crafters who share your passion.

Subscribe today and let's embark on this creative journey together!

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Join Our Crafting Community


Are you ready to elevate your crafting game?

Subscribe now to receive our weekly emails from Ink and Inspirations! Our emails are brimming with exclusive cardmaking and paper-crafting inspiration that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, be the first to know about specials, promotions, and new product releases from Stampin' Up!

But wait—there's more! When you join our email list, you'll also score a FREE online card class as a token of our appreciation! It's our little way of welcoming you to the Ink and Inspirations community and jumpstarting your creative journey.

Don't delay any longer—join us today and start unlocking your creativity with our weekly emails!

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Don't Miss Out on Exclusive Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Ideas!


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Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level?

Sign up now to receive our weekly emails from Ink and Inspirations! Our emails are packed with exclusive cardmaking and paper-crafting ideas that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, you'll be the first to know about specials, promotions, and new product releases from Stampin' Up!

But that's not all—when you subscribe to our email list, you'll also receive a FREE online card class as a special thank you! It's our way of saying "welcome" to the Ink and Inspirations community and helping you kickstart your creative journey.

Don't wait any longer—join us today and start unleashing your creativity with our weekly emails!

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Join Us On This Creative Journey!

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Come on a creative journey with me! Join the Ink and Inspirations community and let's stay connected!

Why? Our creative circle keeps me inspired: I'm committed to delivering top-notch content and insights on our shared passion.

Your support fuels our growth: As our community expands, it's a testament to our shared love for crafting and spreading creativity.

Together, we'll grow in our paper crafting journey: Your trust motivates me to explore new trends and innovative ideas!

Take the leap and become part of our community today! Don't miss out on exclusive content and inspiring ideas that will elevate your rubber stamping and paper crafting journey delivered right to your Inbox. I'm thrilled to share my passion with you.

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The Joy of Paper Crafting: Unleashing Creativity, Finding Relaxation, and Building Connections


In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, finding a creative outlet can be a true blessing. For many, paper crafting is a delightful way to express themselves artistically. Jump into the world of paper crafting as we explore the benefits that make it such a loved activity, perfectly tailored for our creative souls.

Unleashing Creativity

At its core, paper crafting is an art form that allows individuals to unleash their creativity and bring their imaginative ideas to life. Whether it's designing handmade cards, creating beautiful scrapbook layouts, or crafting personalized gifts, the possibilities are limitless. The experience of working with paper, combined with the colors and patterns available, transforms each project into a unique masterpiece.

Relaxation and Therapeutic Joy

In the fast-paced world we live in, finding moments of peace is essential for maintaining balance and well-being. Paper crafting offers a therapeutic escape, allowing crafters to immerse themselves in a calming and mindful activity. The process of cutting, stamping, and assembling can be meditative, providing an opportunity to de-stress and find joy in the present moment. The sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a project adds an extra layer of satisfaction to this therapeutic journey.

Building Connections through Social Crafting

While paper crafting often starts as a personal endeavor, it has the incredible power to bring people together. Joining a crafting community or attending workshops and events creates opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for creativity. The joy of swapping ideas, tips, and finished projects turns paper crafting into a social activity that fosters friendships and a sense of belonging. Together, we celebrate the beauty of handmade creations and the shared love for this art form.

As we embark on this journey of creativity and self-discovery through paper crafting, let's relish the unique benefits it brings into our lives. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just beginning to explore the world of paper, there's a wealth of inspiration waiting to be discovered. Happy crafting!

Crafting Supplies Gift Certificates Available


Christmas is a week away and if you're still on the hunt for the perfect gift, look no further! Here at Ink and Inspirations, we are delighted to offer gift certificates. 
These versatile certificates are available in any amount, making them the ideal choice for any occasion—whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just a "thinking of you" moment.
Why Choose Gift Certificates?
Stampin’ Up! products are known for their quality and endless creative possibilities. A gift certificate allows your loved ones to choose exactly what they need or desire from the Stampin’ Up! catalog or online store ensuring a personalized and thoughtful present.  
Or, if you know someone who could use a great idea as a gift for you, ask for a gift certificate for a Stampin' Up! order and share our contact information!
How to Purchase: 

Getting a gift certificate to apply toward a Stampin' Up! order through us is a breeze! Simply reach out through [email protected] or 409-719-2853 to request yours. Payment via PayPal or Venmo is accepted.  
After purchasing the gift certificate, we will email a digital copy to the email address provided by the buyer that can be printed and either wrapped or tucked inside a card! The recipient can redeem by calling or emailing Lisa and the amount will be applied to the total of their order.

Don't wait—gift certificates are available now. Let the creative adventures begin!


Celebrating Christmas Card Day: A Joyful Feast for Paper Crafters


'Tis the season for joy, gratitude, and, of course, Christmas cards! As we gear up for the most wonderful time of the year, it's only fitting to celebrate Christmas Card Day—a special occasion close to the hearts of paper crafters and card makers. For our creative souls who find and delight in the art of crafting, Christmas Card Day is not just a date on the calendar; it's an invitation to immerse ourselves in the magic of handmade greetings.

On December 9, 1843, the world's first Christmas card was ordered to be produced by Sir Henry Cole, the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From the Bath Chronicle:

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design two cards, a coloured example that cost people sixpence, and an uncoloured version for fivepence.

The uncoloured one, depicting a Victorian family eating and drinking, was sent to a lady called Marinda Cundy, and (was) passed down through the family since that Christmas (for) 170 years .


It was sold at an auction for 4200 pounds in 2013.  Read more about that first Christmas Card HERE.

And, that's where this much-loved holiday tradition all started! 

Crafting Connections, One Card at a Time

For those who find joy in crafting, Christmas Card Day is an opportunity to connect with others who share our passion. It's a day to come together, virtually or in person, and revel in the beauty of handmade art. Whether it's through a card-making workshop, a crafting circle, or a simple exchange of cards with fellow makers, the sense of community and camaraderie elevates the joy of the season.

Unwrapping the Spirit of Christmas

As we "celebrate" Christmas Card Day, let's revel in the magic of creating something truly special. It's not just about the final product; it's about the journey of crafting, the love put into each cut and fold, and the joy of knowing that our creations will adorn the homes of our loved ones and friends. So, here's to the magic of Christmas Card Day—a day dedicated to the art of giving, the personal touch of handmade greetings, and the crafting connections that make this season truly magical. Let the festivities begin, and may our cards spread warmth and cheer far and wide!


Embrace the Spirit of the Season: A December Full of Joyful Activities!

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As the wind begins to chill and the scent of cinnamon and baking cookies fill the air, it's time to jump into the festive spirit of December. Here are some heartwarming activities to add to your calendar, perfect for creating cherished memories during the most wonderful time of the year:

  • Caroling Delight: Gather friends and family for a magical evening of caroling in your neighborhood. Bring the joy of Christmas right to the doorstep of your community.

  • Crafting Magic Moments: Engage in Christmas crafts with your children or grandchildren. Try handmade ornaments with your crafting supplies and create timeless keepsakes.

  • Deck the Halls: Transform your home into a winter wonderland with delightful decorations. Use your creative knowledge and fill every corner with the season's warmth.

  • Candlelit Church Socials: Attend church socials and festivities for a spiritual and heartwarming experience. The unity and love shared during these events truly capture the essence and spirit of Christmas.

  • Harmony in the Air: Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of Christmas concerts. Whether it's a local choir or a grand symphony, let the music of the season resonate in your heart.

  • Sparkling Tree Lightings: Witness the magic of your town coming alive with the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. Attend tree lighting ceremonies for a special start to the holiday season.

December is not just a month; it's a collection of moments that become treasured memories. Embrace these activities to make your holiday season truly special and stay tuned for more ideas from Ink and Inspirations to help make your holiday extra special!

Mystery Host Event!

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Don't miss your chance!
Place your order by NOON next Tuesday, October 31st, and you'll automatically be  entered for a chance at our Mystery Host Rewards. For every $25 you purchase (before shipping and tax) using Host Code: MFFGARTJ , you'll earn one entry into the drawing. 
The lucky name drawn will be contacted on Wednesday, November 1st, and could be YOU! 🤩 
Thank you for choosing to shop with us for all your paper crafting and cardmaking supplies. Your support means the world to us!

The Great Gratitude Card Challenge - Let's Send 100 Cards!

Gratitude Card ChallengeAre you up for the Challenge?
In our creative community, the Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook, we've set a heartwarming goal to send out at least 100 cards expressing gratitude.

The twist?

We aim to achieve this collective goal in the next two weeks. With over 800 members in our fantastic group, we believe this is more than achievable!

Join us and let's make this world a brighter, happier place one card at a time. If you are not a member of our group, click here to request free membership.  All you need to do then is answer two simple questions!

Look for the photo in the group announcing the challenge (as seen above) and to participate, post the number of cards you send or hand out as you send them. Together, we can reach that magic number - 100 cards by November 4th.

Let's do this!

17 Years! Can't Believe It!

Donut(1)It's my 17th Stampin' Up! Anniversary this week!
Let's celebrate with a fun giveaway!
With each order of $25 from my Online Store (before shipping and tax), gain one entry into a drawing to win one of four $17 gift certificates toward your next order from me by November 30th!
($25 order- 1 entry, $50 order- 2 entries...and, so on!)
Drawing will be Sunday evening, October 22nd.
Place your order now using Host Code: TEPZPCH3