Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial with Stampin' Up! A Fish and A Wish

Stampin-up-fun-fold-card-a-fish-and-a-wishThis fun fold card with Stampin' Up! A Fish and A Wish is one you will want to make over and over again.  A fun fold card refers to any card that has a fold or folds that are different from the typical "fold in half" card.

During our Stars team meeting, this was our mystery card project.  Prior to the meeting, the "recipe" was posted on our group page and during the second half of our meeting, we all created our cards. There was a lovely variation of styles and colors!  We'd love for you to join the fun and there's a special gift for you from Stampin' Up! if you purchase the Starter Kit by August 31st! Let me know if you want to know more!

Here's the video with the how-to tutorial so you can make it, too!

Lisa's Inkings:

Fun-fold-card-a-fish-and-a-wishThe inside of the card is "fancy", too!  Those little fish are darling and the stamp punch combo makes it so easy!

A fish & a wish

Here is a list of supplies used to create this sweet project.  I can't wait for you to try it!  Thank you so much for your purchase.  Each time you make a purchase from me, it supports my business and allows me to continue to share with you. I would be honored to serve as your demonstrator.

A stamp set and punch combo is a great selection for quick cards or beginner stampers.  Be sure to watch the video above for a tip on stamping and punching and then try this fun fold card with Stampin' Up! A Fish & A Wish!


Above the Clouds Handmade Card and Punch Tip

Above-the-clouds-caseToday's project and video tutorial is a handmade card and punch tip using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

As mentioned in this video, this stamp set and coordinating punch was so appealing to me with this sentiment alone!  It is the reason that I purchased this bundle.  Is that ever the case for you?  Does a stamp set make it to your "wish list" because it contains a sentiment that you know you'll use over and over?  This is what draws me to many of the stamp sets that I've purchased for my collection. 

You will notice that this card has a clean design and can be assembled easily.  Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial!

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  • If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift and you will get to choose your Sale-A-Bration item(s)!

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Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed today's Above the Clouds cardmaking video tutorial!

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12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 4

Stampin-up-2019-halloween-wk4-aIt's time for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects here on Ink and Inspirations and have we got a cute little package this week!

It is so easy to create these projects when you have the gift and the recipient in mind.  This one will hold a special Halloween treat for the granddaughters.

If you haven't discovered the To Every Season Bundle (En) [153051] on pp. 50-51- of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, let me introduce you!  Whether you are beginning or seasoned paper crafter, you will love this multi-season set and coordinating mini punch pack!

Let's take a look at today's video for this cute little treat bag!

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-2019-halloween-wk4-cHere are the supplies for today's Halloween project.  Just click on the photos below to order!  Thank you for your support and your business!

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I am offering some special gifts for ordering from me from September 1st-15th!

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Stampin-up -2019-halloween wk-4-bThe To Every Season Bundle (En) [153051] used on this 12 Weeks of Halloween project is what you need to start crafting for the holidays so shop now and get your goodies to start crafting!


Must-Have Tool for Cardmaking and Papercrafting

What must-have tool for cardmaking and paper crafting do I recommend?  This is a question that I often receive so here's my video response!  If you are a beginning crafter, it is my hope that you will find this information helpful. 

Circle Punches mentioned in the video:

These circle punches are retiring and only available while supplies last!

Retiring Circle Punches

My circle punches are the most used tools in my crafting studio...other than the basics mentioned in today's video.  These punches are especially helpful when you are mass producing cards such as birthday or holiday cards.  Punches speed up the process quite a bit!

If you enjoyed this post, please read on and be sure to...

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-masculine-birthday-card-true-gentlemenToday's project is a Stampin' Up! masculine birthday card and video tutorial with the True Gentlemen Suite from the Occasions Catalog.

Many of the  products used on this card are on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and available only while supplies last.

Aren't these colors beautiful? I just love the combination of Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla!

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this masculine birthday card.

Click HERE to see the Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card video tutorial on You Tube.

Download the Project Inspiration Sheet HERE.

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Make a Gift Box and Card with a Good Day

Diy-box-a-good-day Diy-card-a-good-dayThis gift box and card with A Good Day stamp set were the two projects that I made on last night's Live with Lisa on Facebook.

Along with A Good Day (wood, clear) stamp set, these projects show off the new 1 1/8" and 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches.  Who doesn't love punches??!!

If you'd like to see the recording of the LIVE video, you can find it below.

Reminder: Leave a comment below for a chance to win a card made with A Good Day stamp set.

Thanks for checking in for the gift box and card with A Good Day from Live with Lisa on Facebook...have a great weekend!- Lisa

12 Weeks of Halloween 2016 Week 1- Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch Treat Box

2016wk1-aCan't believe it's time to begin my 12 Weeks of 2016 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects but here we go!

If you don't create or decorate for Halloween, try adapting with your own twist for a birthday party favor or holiday treat!

Here's the how-to video tutorial and be sure to download the PDF below helpful details.

 Click here to download the Project PDF and Supply List.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! product list for this project.  Thank you in for your consideration in choosing me as your your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Throw Back Thursday - Punch Art Easter Chick


While recuperating and taking a video break, let's revisit this idea and video tutorial for this punch art chick for Easter.

With a couple of punches, you can easily assemble this little fellow to adorn Easter treats or cards.

See the how-to in this video and you'll want to get punch-y to make your own chicks!

 Try these punches to make this little chick:

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 This punch art Easter chick is super cute and easy to make so give it a try!

These Deals Pack A Punch!

Weekly-dealsWith two Stampin' Up! punches and the Envelope Punch Board ON SALE this week, these Weekly Deals really do pack a punch!

And, may I just add...If you don't have an Envelope Punch Board, you really do NEED one!  If you have a stash of designer paper waiting to be used, just think of all the pretty envelopes you could make and in a plethora of sizes!  It's only $15 this week!

Here are all of the deals...simply click the link to shop!


 Now back to the Envelope Punch Board...did you know that it's not JUST for envelopes??? Take a look HERE and HERE at these projects that were created with it. 

Now you know want it, right? So glad you checked in to see these Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals that pack a punch!

A New Favorite in the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

The new group of the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! was announced this morning and I was so excited to see this NEW product from the Occasions Catalog ON SALE this week!

This was a favorite of both my hubs and me when we went to Stampin' Up! OnStage in Dallas this past November.  Talk about a birthday bonanza! With an entire section of the Occasions Catalog dedicated to birthdays, this is just one of the must haves!  Really...everyone needs birthday cards! And, just look at the bunch of stamped and punched balloons in the sample above...super cute!

Here are the other products that made the list this week.  Just click the links for more information or to shop! 





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Makeover Friday? Cute Punch Art Reindeer Treat!

Stampin-up-punch-art-reindeer-treat-11-30It's definitely Friday but today we have a makeover project with the cutest punch art reindeer!  This project is a favorite that is re-created every year.

This is an easy-to-make treat wrap that is great for a stocking stuffer.  Or, fill a pretty bowl with these stuffed with your favorite chocolates!  You could even nestle in the branches of your Christmas tree!

Here's the video tutorial from the past or you can watch HERE on You Tube.


  • Base is 3 1/2 " x 6" and scored at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" along the long side.
  • Ribbon approx 12" long.
  • Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".
  • For the makeover, the antlers were punched with the Tree Builder Punch.
  • Owl Punch used for head, nose, and eyes.
  • Fringe Scissors for "hair".
  • TO and FROM stamped image from the Oh, What Fun! set.


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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll try this reindeer punch art for a fun Christmas treat!

12 Weeks Halloween 2015 Week 1- Stampin' Up! Punch Art Treat Box and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-2015-halloween-week-1-treat-boxAre you ready for Week 1 of my Stampin' Up! 2015 Halloween Series?

This is the start of 12 weeks of fun paper crafting projects and video tutorials to help you get ready for a BOO-tiful Halloween!

This first project is a small treat box embellished with a punch art pumpkin.  Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project:

Makeover Monday with a Stampin' Up! Cherry on Top Card

Stampin-up-cherry-on-top-card-6-22This week's Makeover Monday is a fun and cheery card using Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack!

The original handmade card idea can be seen on this post featuring the retired Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend set.  Today's version is bright and stacks up to be the perfect greeting for a summer time birthday, don't you think?

Let's take a look at the original video tutorial below or you may watch it HERE on You Tube.


  • The new Whisper White Thick card stock makes a perfect card base.   A 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of designer paper covers the entire card front.
  • The new Banner Triple Punch provides a cure point of interest for the sentiment.
  • Love tone on tone stamping and it's just right here for the ice cream cone.
  • Last addition to this handmade card?  The little blossom and rhinestone on the sentiment banner provided just the right color and balance!

Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover. Shop simply by clicking the links!  Thank you!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with a Punch Tip and New Weekly Deals

Before we get into today's video tutorial, let's take a look at the new Weekly Deals announced this morning by Stampin' Up!  Those Chevron Ribbons are beautiful and the Hearts A Flutter Framelits are a must-have!

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Stampin' Up! Specials- New Weekly Deals

Now let's take a look at a Stampin' Up! Punch tip that's an answer to a customer question that I received recently.  Watch the video tutorial tip below or HERE on You Tube.

Hope this Stampin' Up! punch tip proves to be helpful as you plan your purchases.  You can shop the ONLINE STORE for Stampin' Up! supplies HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Book Cover

Our daughter created a book of love for her husband's 30th birthday and when she asked me to create the cover, I knew that Mixed Media techniques with Stampin' Up! supplies was the way to go!

Since he has received his book of compliled letters of love from family and friends on Friday, I wanted to share the basic mixed media process in pictures.


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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Process 1


First, I cut two pieces of chipboard from packages of Glimmer Paper to 9 x 12 and gave it two good coats of gesso.


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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media 2

Made my own texture paste with recipe found online. (Leave a comment if you want the recipe!)



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Added texture with stencils made courtesy of my downline, Catherine, and Stampin' Up! MDS images, Window Sheets, and her Cameo ecutter!



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Literal cutting and pasting of the words "you are loved" from the retired Expressions Thinlets ---may still be on the Clearance Rack for $14.99!



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Glued punched shapes, dry embossing, and title for more texture.



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Applied another two coats of texture...let dry.



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Added more punched shapes and textures.



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Another coat of gesso!



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Lots of spray color with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Spritzers, ink refills, and rubbing alcohol mixture. Several coats were applied to get the desired intensity.  I had to be really patient to let it dry between coats!



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Added sponging of Early Espresso ink to add a more masculine feel.



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Using Stampin' Up! Encore Gold Ink to highlight the title and other textures. Just call me "Goldfinger".  :)



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Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Cover

Here's the completed cover that I mailed to our daughter.  The back cover was the same without as much texturing details.  She made it into a 3 ring book with letters of love mounted on coordinating colors of card stock.  I also created several "pockets" with my Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up! Designer Paper.  These added interest to the book and held little noted and folded letters.


Mixed media is a lot of fun and very do-able with Stampin' Up! products and a few extras...give it a try.