Stampin' Up! On Trend- Succulents and Plants

Plentiful-plants-you-touched-my-heartToday's Stampin' Up! card idea showcases the trending succulent and plant theme with the Plentiful Plants Bundle [155688]

This sweet card was designed by one of my assistants, Catherine...isn't it pretty?  I just love the color combination gleaned from the beautiful Bloom Where You're Planted Designer Series Paper [155696]. (This paper is ON SALE for a few more days!) Read all about this sale HERE!

Ready to create this succulent and plant-themed card yourself?  Here are the details!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:


Step 1: Cut the card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Score at 4 1/4”

Step 2: Cut the designer paper at 4” x 5 1/4”. Ink the edges with Soft Suede ink. Adhere to the card base with liquid glue.

Step 3: Cut a strip of the Cinnamon Cider card stock at 3/4” x 4”. Add some glue and place it towards the bottom as shown.

Step 4: Rub the Memento Black ink pad over the Paper Lattice until all covered. Add liquid glue and adhere to the top center.

Step 5: Stamp your sentiment in Memento Black ink. Die-cut it out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Add liquid glue and adhere as shown.

Step 6: Stamp your flower pot stamp in the Cajun Craze on Cinnamon Cider card stock die-cut out. Die-cut then hanging basket in Basic White. Adhere over the flower pot.  Stamp greenery in Just Jade and Evening Evergreen and glue behind the flower pot. Adhere to the top left. Take one of the Sea Spray Pearls and color with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend. Adhere to the top of the hanging basket.

Step 7: Stamp the other flower pot in Memento Black ink on the Smoky Slate card stock and die-cut. Stamp the greenery in Garden Green and Soft Succulent ink. Adhere to the back of the flower pot. Add your liquid glue and adhere to the right on top of the Cinnamon Cider strip.

Step 8: Die-cut the little flower pot in Smoky Slate card stock. Stamp the greenery in Soft Succulent and Just Jade ink. Glue to the back of the flower pot and adhere to the left side of the strip.

I hope you've been inspired to make your own succulent and plant-themed card with these beautiful Stampin' Up! products!

Make A Birthday Gift Tag with Sweet As A Peach

Special-Birthday-Gift-TagMake a gift extra special with a handmade gift tag with the Stampin' Up! Sweet As A Peach Bundle and coordinating You're A Peach Designer Series Paper [155686]! 

Handmade-gift-tag-peachWhile the size is that of a standard card, there is a mini card on the front that makes it perfect for putting the finishing touch to your gift wrap or gift bag.  You can either tape it down to your wrapped box or attach it to your gift bag with ribbon or twine. Just punch a small hole in one of the upper corners.

Are you ready to see how it all comes together?  Let's go!

Lisa's Inklings:


The patterned paper used on this card is 15% off right now along with eight other beautiful collections!

Here's another card made with this beautiful paper!


Now it's your turn to make this birthday gift tag!  You can click the links below to shop and your package will be delivered to your door!

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Your friends and family will love receiving your gift with a touch of your heart added to it!  Make this handmade birthday gift tag soon and see the delight in the eyes of your loved ones!

Using Patterned Paper in Cardmaking


If you've ever used Stampin' Up! patterned paper in cardmaking (formally known as Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper), you know what a statement it makes on your handmade creations.  The beautiful prints and patterns are inspiring and can be the starting point of any card.  Pick a specific sheet and you can decide on a theme, color scheme, and even the size of your card.

Today's project features the gorgeous Beauty Of The Earth Designer Series Paper [155841]. This is one of the collections of patterned paper that is on SALE right now through August 2nd.

Here's the video that shows the process of the creation of this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-patterned-paper-cardmakingThe Beauty Of Friendship Bundle (English) [155834] and coordinating projects are great for making cards for anyone on your list. Here's another card idea using just the stamp set with ink and paper.

If you think it's time to add these products to your collections, you can click the links below and the supplies will ship directly to your door.  When you shop with me, it enables me to continue to share and provide how-to videos to help make you the best paper crafter that you can be!

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Now that you've read this post, I hope you are inspired to create a card with beautiful Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

Let the patterned paper guide you to beautiful cardmaking ideas!

Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper Sale!


With the start of a new month, Stampin' Up! is offering a patterned paper sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here are the details!

Select Designer Papers 15%- July 1- August 2, 2021
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
Qualifying papers with sale prices (U.S) are listed below:
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During this promotion, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

It's time to add to your stock of beautiful patterned paper collections during this sale from Stampin' Up!

Today Is The Day! FREE SHIPPING!


Today is the day!  
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more (before tax) from Stampin' Up! 
Or, you may call or text me at 409-719-2853 through 9:00 PM Central Time and I will place your order for you.  Leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible!
Don't miss out!  This is a special offer for 24 Hours Only from Stampin' Up!

Free! Free! Who Likes FREE Shipping?!


That's right!  Stampin' Up! has surprised us again!  This Thursday, June 24th, all orders of $50 in product or more qualify for FREE Shipping!
Here are the details!
  • Place your order online on Thursday, call me at 409-719-2853, or email me with your order and payment information..
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 USD (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 24 June 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
Get your order ready now to receive FREE Shipping with orders of $50 or more on Thursday, June 24th!

My Top Five - Get These While They Last!

06.01.21_SHARABLE_JJ_RETIRED_NASo many beautiful products are on this last chance list and you must get these while supplies last! 

Here are my Top Five Retiring or Discontinued Products:


Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper

Beautiful colors and prints that coordinate beautifully with the Hydrangea Haven Bundle that carried over to the Annual Catalog.


Another set of designer papers whose coordinating bundle carried over into the Annual Catalog, Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.


Great sentiments...beautiful font!...Happy Thoughts Cling Stamp Set!


These are three of the cutest animals ever! Springtime Joy Cling Stamp Set


This is beautiful foil print paper is especially nice for anniversary and wedding cards.
I love it!   Love You Always Specialty Designer Paper

There are many other wonderful products included in this Last Chance Promotion; some items up to 50% off!

Take at my top five and shop now while supplies last!

Lisa's Maui Trip- Another Giveaway!

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So many of you have helped me to earn the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui! Jackie and I are beyond excited to visit this island paradise and visit with many of our friends we've made through Stampin' Up!

While we are away,  I am offering a chance to win some prizes! Winners announced after our return.  There is no purchase necessary to be entered into the drawing.  (Only United States residents and addresses are eligible.)

Read on for the details...
There are two ways to be entered into the drawing for prizes:
  • Leave a comment on this post to receive one entry into the drawing. 
    Tell me if you prefer the beach or the mountains!
    Your comment must be on this post. (I will have limited internet access and will not be able to check if you comment on the correct post.)
  • Receive two entries to the drawing by placing an online order with me from May 14th-May 31st.  (If you comment and place an order you will have THREE entries!).  This is a great time to order some great products from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!
  • Only U.S. Residents and addresses are eligible to order from me or for this giveaway.

Winners will be posted here on the blog during the first week of June!

There will be drawings for 4 prizes!   Three will be stamp sets from the new catalog and I will also be giving away one Mini Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine! 

Don't forget to leave a comment in the comment section on this post (below).  Then be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  I hope to be able to post photos of our Stampin' Up! Maui Trip!

Connect, Craft, and Collect!

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.


Thanks for tuning in today and remember to comment below for an entry into my special giveaway during my Maui Trip!

New to Paper Pumpkin? Cardmaking Kit for $5...Limited Time!

SUBSCRIBE-A-THON_BATTER_UPIf you are new to Paper Pumpkin, as a first-time month-to-month subscriber you can get this month's kit for $5 with Promo Code HOMERUN0521!

With the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON, new subscribers can steal the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit at an un-bat-able deal—$5.00!

Here are the details:

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON starts today 7 May 2021!
  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON promotion price is for *new subscribers only for $5.00! (shipping included)
    *Discount does not apply to prepaid subscriptions
  • The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on 10 May—whichever comes first. If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.

If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, subscribe HERE today and get your first get for $5 ---While Supply Lasts!

It’s Your Last Chance!

91EDCFC5-029E-4EAF-BE14-F51E210AA549The list is out and it’s your last chance to get some of the products in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. To sweeten the deal, many of these products are on sale!  
Keep in mind, these are only available while supplies last!

Download the list HERE. 

You can visit the Online Store Here and see all the things along with discounted prices. 

Get your favorites before they’re gone on the Last Chance List from Stampin’ Up!



Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products!

What’s the big occasion?

On Wednesday only, (March 17, 2021) Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $50 or more.

This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only, so make your list today and be ready to shop tomorrow, March 17, 2021!


Click HERE to Shop Online!  Host Code: SSVTCEXP

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care and let your light shine! (Matthew 5:16) - Lisa



Two Card Ideas with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

On Wednesday's Facebook Live, the beautiful new Butterfly Brilliance Bundle was the star of the show! This stamp and die collection combo is an early release from the new Stampin' Up! catalog that will go LIVE in May.  Some of us like to call that catalog the "big" catalog!

I am really enjoying creating with these butterflies.  When you watch the recording of the video below, you will hear that when I see a butterfly cross my path, I feel it's my mom telling me "hello".  And, don't you think that sending cards with butterflies is a lovely gesture of hope?   There are quite a few on my list that could use such a card, how about you?

stampin up butterfly brilliance card ideaWe will call this card, the "Calypso Coral" card.  The Love You Always Foil Sheets [154286] butterflies are such a pretty touch!

stampin up butterfly brilliance card ideaHere is our "Magenta Madness" card!  It's bright and beautiful but quite a bit different than my usual color choices.  This just proves that I should step out of my "color-comfort" box more. :)

Ready to take a look at the video?  Grab a drink (and, maybe even some popcorn!). Hope you enjoy!

Calypso Coral Card Details:


Magenta Madness Card Details:


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The last two items (the papers) are included in the Butterfly Brilliance Collection [159408] which also includes the stamp and die set.  If you'd like to purchase separately:

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle [155821]- Stamp and dies

Butterfly Bijou 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [156824]

Natural Touch Specialty Paper [156825]

The Natural Touch Specialty Paper [156825] and the Butterfly Bijou 6" X 6"  Designer Series Paper [156824] are only available during this promotion ( March 2- May 3, 2021)  and while supplies last!

Here's hoping you've enjoyed "getting acquainted" with Butterfly Brilliance and its coordinating products.  Let's "be the light" for someone and send cards such as these to make someone's day!

Gift for You...

Purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle [155821] or the Butterfly Brilliance Collection [159408] from Lisa and receive a Butterfly Bouquet project tutorial bundle with 12 projects as a thank you!

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New Host Code for March

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care and let your light shine! (Matthew 5:16) - Lisa


Make a Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Berry Blessings

4-days-leftAfter today, there are only 4 MORE DAYS of this special sales event, Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and today's card features one of the most popular items that you can earn for FREE, the Berry Blessings Bundle (English) [157613]!

This berry-themed stamp and beautiful coordinating designer paper coordinate with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle [156214] from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog!

With a $100 product purchase, you can earn the Berry Blessings Bundle (English) [157613] for FREE!  Sale-A-Bration is a great time to stock up on some of your basics:

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755]

Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276]

Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]

And, if you haven't yet discovered the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine...take a look!

Or, get a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and earn the Berry Blessings Bundle with a 6-month subscription!

Berry-blessings-brithday-card-stampin-upThis berry theme is great for many occasions but it's especially fun on this birthday card above.

Take a look at the quick video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:
Cut Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133675] to 4-1/4 x 11 for the base and to 2-1/2 x 4 to die cut.
Cut the Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] to 2-1/2 x 4 to die-cut and you will need another scrap piece for stamping and fussy cutting.
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146990] scrap piece for a backing for the sentiment.
Designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4.


Stampin-up-berry-blessings-birthday-cardHere is the list of supplies for today's project:

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Here's hoping you've been inspired to create a berry special card for someone using the Berry Blessings Bundle.  This and other Sale-A-Bration choices will NOT be available after February 28th! you for watching today's video and I will see you again in the next post! Until then, take care and let your light shine!

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa