Sales Tax Holiday


It's that time of year for Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in several states! This includes several Stampin' Up! supplies such as markers, Stampin' Blends, adhesives, Paper Snips, and Grid Paper. It's a great time to stock up! Take a look at the detailed spreadsheet at the link below to see if your state is included along with particulars for your state.
Official Spreadsheet:
July 15-17: Alabama
July 15-16 Puerto Rico
July 22- Aug 8: Florida
July 29-31: Tennessee
Aug 6-7: Arkansas
Aug 5-14: Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio
August 5-7: Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia



Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more, today only, June 21st, 2022!

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FREE Shipping on Qualifying Orders, Tomorrow, June 21st!


Make your list now for the FREE SHIPPING on Stampin' Up! qualifying orders, tomorrow, June 21, 2022.

Masculine Birthday Cards with Stampin' Up! He's the Man

YouTube Thumbnail-Magic(1)Last week's Premiere featured two masculine birthday cards with the new Stampin' Up! Here's the Man Suite. You will love this group of products and if you struggle with masculine-themed cards, this is for you!

The die-cuts in the He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068] are fantastic for making quick cards!  It was hard to stop creating once getting started with these.

Here's the recording of the video from the Premiere.

Masculine Birthday Cards with Stampin' Up! He's the Man

Lisa's Inklings:
-For the diagonal cut on the He's The Man 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [159068], upper left to the lower right of two prints.  It's easiest if one of the prints does not have specific directionality.
-For the fun fold, cut your card stock 4-1/4 x 11.  Score at 5-1/2 and cut 3" off of what will be the front of the card.

Masculine-birthday-card-hes-the-manFour dies were used on the card above. The two Crushed Curry Cardstock [131199] banners are cut with one die!


Keep in mind that you don't always have to stamp on neutral card stock.  On this card, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad [147114] was used on Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [155776].

Masculine-birthday-card-stampin-up-hes-the-manThe inside of the card has a simple strip of leftover designer paper on a Basic White Cardstock [159276] layer.

Bbq-masculine-birthday-cardWhat an easy fun fold card!  Just change the orientation of a piece cut from the front.

Handmade-masculine-birthday-card-fun-foldThe card front covers the inside layer of the card.  Here, two scrap strips of patterned paper were used on the Basic White piece.

Masculine-fun-fold-card-hes-the-manThis sentiment could be used for a birthday card, congratulatory card, or graduation card.  There is no sentiment stamped on the inside so that it can be customized later for the occasion.

Here are the supplies used for these cards...

Each time you place an order through my online store, it supports my business and allows me to continue sharing!  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored and grateful to serve as yours.



The Stampin' Up! He's the Man Suite is just what you need for cards for those guys in your life!  Get it now for your Father's Day cards and masculine birthday cards!

Last Chance Sale Begins Today!


The Last Chance List for the current Mini Catalog is now available!

Many items are reduced and the sale begins tomorrow, June 1st!

See the list of the Last Chance and discounted items HERE.

You can also see the items on the Online Store HERE.

Availability of these items is only while supplies last and there are no guarantees!

Products sell out fast so visit the Online Store HERE today and share this sale with your friends!

P.S. The Buy One, Get One 50% Off of our Kit Collection begins today, too!


Mark Your Calendars!

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Here we are, closing out another month and heading into Summer!  Our June Newsletter will go out tomorrow afternoon (so be sure to subscribe) but there is a lot on the calendar this month so I wanted to share in these items here on Ink and Inspirations.  
Month-long specials and promotions are listed first with Online Event Dates following. 
Mark your calendars!
First up... June 1- 30, 2022 - It's my birthday month...June 4th is my birthday!
I will be having a month end giveaway! For each $50 in product purchased (Host Code: 2XS9GWAS), get TWO entries for the drawing for prizes which include gift certificates for my Stampin' Up! Online Store just in time for the new Mini Catalog!(1) $50 Gift Certificate, (4) $25 Gift Certificates. (To be redeemed by August 31, 2022). 
*** Also, I would love to receive one of your awesome handmade cards for my birthday that I can share on one of my videos!
Lisa Brown
23603 State Hwy 112
Cassville MO 65625
Kit Collection Buy One, Get One 50% off
June 1-30, 2022 Kit Collection Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off!Visit the Online Store to see our fabulous Kit Collection!  These are all-inclusive kits with everything you need to make some great projects!No limit to how many you can buy and with each two that you put in your cart, you get the higher priced kit at 50% off!These make great summertime projects and are perfect for gifts!  Stock up and save!  The offer begins June 1!

On Friday February 11, 2022, my dear friend's (Alicia) 16 year old son, Carlos, went into the ER for abdominal pain and after a CT scan showing swollen lymph nodes and abnormal lab work, he was transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. 

After a biopsy, bone marrow biopsies and lumbar puncture, Carlos was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.  He has overcome many hurdles and is doing better but he has been at Texas Children’s since that day in February. 

During the month of June, I will be donating the proceeds from my Stampin’ Up! sales to the Rodriguez family. Please know that with each order you place from me, you are helping this sweet family during this very difficult time. Thank you so much!






Mark Your Calendars!

June 2- YouTube Premiere Featuring He's All That (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) 

June 9- YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) 

June 11 - Special Facebook Live featuring a Kit from the Kit Collection (12 PM ET, 11 AM CT) (Cancelled due to family emergency)

June 12 - Kit Together on YouTube featuring another kit from our Kit Collection! Cancelled due to family emergency)

(7 PM ET, 6 PM CT)

June 16 - YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

June 18 - Simple Saturday Stamping in our Private FB Group -LIVE...Join us! (12 PM ET, 11 AM CT) (Pending)

June 21 - Coffee & Cards YouTube  (11 AM ET, 10 AM CT) (Pending)

June 23 -  YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

June 30 - YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

Mark your calendars and let's bust into June with lots of crafting fun!

Love to Stamp & Create?



Love to Stamp & Create?Join Our Community of Stampers!
We welcome everyone in our Stampin' Up! community! 
Come join us and be a part of the Ink and Inspirations Stars group!
  • During the month of May 2022, the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit includes an additional $66.50 of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Card Stock Collection, and the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments. This offer ends May 31, 2022.
  • The cost is $99 and you can select any current Stampin’ Up! products... up to $125. (Shipping is FREE!)
  • Also included is a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit!
  • We would love for you to join our Ink and Inspirations Stars Community and you can do so by purchasing the Starter Kit. Please contact me if you have any questions!  To learn more, CLICK HERE!Email  or call/text 409-719-2853. MKTL_FLY_US_0522_IN_COLOR_STARTER_KIT
    Become part of a fun group that loves to stamp & create!  Check out the Starter Kit Special today!



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Share A Message of Hope with this Cardmaking Kit


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Part of our mission at Stampin’ Up! is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We all have the desire and intention to share positivity and hope, but we sometimes need motivation or a reason to get started. Wait no more! We’ve been inspired by the National Month of Hope, first observed in 1991 to help spread hope around the world. Spring is all about celebrating the power of hope. With the little buds starting to bloom and green sprouts peeking through the grass, there is no better time to find ways to reach out to those who need a ray of sunshine in their lives. Help us make a difference and spread hope with this two-month offer! 

Starting 12 April through 14 June 2022, the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Hope Box, inspired by Shelli Gardner, will be available to everyone for a special limited-time discount. This kit is available to everyone! You do not have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. And, the price is awesome!

Here are the cards that you can create with the kit...

HopeLook at this great stamp set included in the full kit!


The refill kit is also available for $5!  The stamp set and ribbon are NOT included in the refill kit.



  • Offer available while supplies last between 12 April and 14 June 2022.
  • Available to all! Special exception: a subscription is not required.
  • 50% discount on single kits. Regularly $19.00. Discounted price $9.50!
    Item 158541 Hope Box Past Kit
  • 50% discount on refills. Regularly $10.00. Discounted price $5.00  (Note: Ribbon and stamp set are not included in refill.)
    Item 159345 Hope Box Refill Kit
  • Clear blocks are not included in the kits or refills.

Order some kits and gather with friends to create and send these cards to others with a message of hope.  Or, order some kits at this discounted price to share with others as gifts or to spread the joy of paper crafting!

These Hope kits and refills are only available while supplies last!  Order yours today and share hope with others!

Last Day for FREE Online Workshop Kits!

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Today is the last day to participate in the first Coffee & Cards Online Mini Workshop from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations. See the recording of the workshop on this post.

In the workshop video, you'll see three cards made with the Artfully Layered Bundle but the designs can be used with any stamp set.  Here are the details:

 ● The mini-workshop ends this evening at 11:00 PM Central, March 28, 2022.

● Place a minimum order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of the day and receive the three card kits that were demonstrated during the workshop video. You must use Host Code DJMRTJFY.

Order with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.

***PLUS... The first 10 customers to place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) will also receive the Sea Glass embellishments. After the first 10 qualifying $50 orders have been placed, a different embellishment pack will be sent to those placing a qualifying order of $50.

● There will be two drawings for prizes from those who place an order by March 28th. The prizes are two Calming Camelia Host Stamp Sets.

● Orders for the supplies will be placed once the workshop closes on the 28th. The kits and embellishments for those who qualify will be mailed by April 4, 2022.

● This offer is only good through Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.
To Shop---> Shop with Lisa Solis Brown, Ink and Inspirations

Here are the three cards featured in the workshop video...





You can use the stamp set of your choosing to create these cards.  Check out the Last Chance List with some items with savings of up to 50% and with your minimum order of $50 or more before shipping and tax, you can get the three card kits plus an embellishment for participating in the Coffee & Cards #1 Mini Workshop.

This Mini "Boss" Is On Sale!


If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet this mini "boss" crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! If this is your first encounter, allow me to introduce you.

This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It's great if you are a beginner or a paper crafting pro who wants to craft on the go, or if you are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass.

During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Take your crafting to the next level—and encourage your customers to do the same.

See the flyer with all of the information HERE.

Product List

Save now with the Savings in Bloom special sale now in the Online Store.

Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!

Copy of Elite Suite Templates February 2022-16Sale-A-Bration ends today so this is your reminder that it's your last chance for the following!


So-long-sabDon't miss out!  Place your order now! Sale-A-Bration ends today!

Get Well Card with Daffodil Daydream


Here's a get-well card with Daffodil Daydream and the Sale-A-Bration paper, Daffodil Afternoon.  Did you realize that tomorrow is the very LAST day of Sale-A-Bration?  And, to sweeten the deal, I am offering a Stampin' Blends Combo Pack with each $50 is product purchase through tomorrow, Monday, February 28, 2022!

So-long-sabThis pretty card by my creative assistant, Catherine, is colored with Stampin' Blends.

Daffodil-daydream-card-get-wellThese Stampin' Blends are the BEST for coloring!  Who agrees? 

Here are the details for this card...

Cut the Mossy Meadow Cardstock [133676] card base at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”.
Score at 4 1/4” and use Bone Folder [102300] to get a good crease.
Cut the Pale Papaya Cardstock [155668] at 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.
Glue to the top of the card base.
Cut the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper at 4” x 5 1/4”.  Glue to the top of the Pale Papaya card stock.
Cut a strip of card stock in Mossy Meadow at 1 7/8” x 4 5/8”.
Cut a strip of DSP at 1 3/4” x 4 1/2". Glue to top of the Mossy Meadow strip.  Then, add Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] to back and adhere 3/4 inch from the right side of card, centering the top and bottom.
Stamp the two daffodil images and 3 butterflies in the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]. Use Stampin’ Blends to color and with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653].
Cut out 2 of the blades of grass in Mossy Meadow card stock. Glue down the paper lattice little strip towards the bottom. 
Glue the single daffodil on top of the lattice strip.  Add the blades of grass as shown,  then layer the other daffodils on top using a Dimensional.
Add glue dots to the butterflies and place as shown.
Stamp the sentiment from the timeless tulips set and punch out with the lovely label pick a punch. Add a dimensional and adhere to the bottom of flower stems.
Tie the bow and adhere with a glue dot.
Here are the supplies used on 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.

Place your order now to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get FREE Stampin' Blends as seen on this get-well card with Daffodil Daydream from me, Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, with each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax!