Who Loves A Stamp Sale?

Who loves a stamp sale?

The 24 Hour Sale (featuring some awesome Stampin' Up! stamp sets) is today...24 Hours only!

Here are a few samples using some of my favorites from the list!

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Labels of Love (wood-144970, clear- 144967)

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Time for Tea (photopolymer) 147069

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Easy-tea-pouch-with-stampin-up-productsYou can see all the sets that are on sale in the Online Store today HERE so head on over and find your favorites!

24 Hour Stamp Sale!---Tomorrow, October 23, 2018


Get your shopping list ready for the 24 Hour sale tomorrow and call, text, or e-mail me if you would like for me to place your order for you!



Flash Sale!


If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to try Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous subscription program, Paper Pumpkin, there could not be a better time than now. 

You won’t get a better introductory price on a Paper Pumpkin subscription this year, so make sure you sign up by October 10th.

Supplies are limited, and we don’t want you to miss out!

Here are some Promotion Details:

  • The sale runs while supplies last or until October 10 at 11:59 PM.
  • If the supply runs out before October 10, Stampin' Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which will be a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
  • This offer is for new subscribers only.
  • This promotion is not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
  • New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.


Remember, the Promo Code is FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com to take care of the $5 FLASH sale today!

Celebrating World Card Making Day All Week!


Next Saturday, October 6th, is World Card Making Day!  Stampin' Up! is celebrating all week with 10% off selected products.  

Here is the list!  Click HERE for the flyer.

Wcmd specialsStock up on some basics and some cardmaking kits!  Visit the Online Store HERE and start celebrating World Cardmaking Day!

Facebook Friday- Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble, 6:00 PM Central

Fb91418.facebook-longJoin us this evening for some fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle from the Stampin' Up!

We will be gathering a little earlier... at 6:00 PM Central Time, 7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

September Specials and Promotions:

Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Share- Round 2!


New Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper (DSP) Share includes:

84 Pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from 7 new collections from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Cost: $26 plus $6.50 Priority Shipping

84- 6" x 6" sheets include:

All Is Bright DSP- 12 sheets

Festive Farmhouse DSP- 12 sheets

Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP - 12 sheets

Joyeous Noel Specialty DSP - 12 Sheets

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP - 12 sheets

Country Lane DSP - 12 sheets

Toil & Trouble DSP - 12 sheets

Here's How to Reserve the New Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • Email that you use for PayPal
  • Please put Holiday Paper Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment by September 30th or when I have 4 who sign up for the share.

Deadline to reserve and pay is September 30, 2018.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • Round 2! September 30th- Email requesting payment will be sent as each group of 4 is filled.
  • Order will be placed for those who have paid.  If I am waiting for a group of 4 to fill, I will let you know via email. (Please check your spam folder for emails...just in case!)
  • ***Important: If any of the paper is on backorder, this could delay shipping.  I will let you know via email if that happens.
  •  If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.  I will email you when your share has shipped.


  • $26  for 84 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.50 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me... lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Paper shares are a great way to sample the new designer papers so you can decide on your favorites to purchase from the new catalog!

Email me today to reserve your designer series paper share! 

Redeeming Bonus Days Coupons


Happy Tuesday! It's  September and time to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Code from Stampin' Up!  With the Holiday Catalog going LIVE tomorrow, I thought some information on redeeming those codes would be helpful since I know you can't wait to get your hands on some of those fabulous products.

Here's a short video recording with the process of redeeming those codes.

You can see this video on my YouTube channel HERE.

Place your order here and redeem those bonus coupon codes!  Use Host Code S3U3Y3P6 when placing your order and receive a gift from me.  If your order is $150 or over, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

Hope this video on redeeming your Bonus Days Coupon Codes was helpful and I'll see you soon with fun project!


Psst...Last Day!

Today is the last day to order the beautiful Blended Seasons Bundle!
The limited time bundle has been very popular!
The stamp set is gorgeous but the star and favorite are the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. 
You have a few hours left to get this bundle! (And, it's only available WHILE SUPPLIES last---so don't delay!)
P.S.  Today is also the last day to earn BONUS DAYS COUPONS that you can use on a Stampin' Up! Order is September!  Earn a $5 coupon code for each $50 in product purchase on your order.  Stampin' Up! will email your code(s) so check for that and keep those codes in a safe place!
Have a great day!---Lisa

Buy Now OR Cry Later!

There are just a few days left for some special Stampin' Up! August promotions!  I wanted to remind you to buy now so you won't be upset that you've missed out!

First, the Color Your Seasons promotion includes some beautiful products that are only available this month.  My personal favorite part of this collection is the beautiful Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  Just beautiful!  Let's take a look at all of these products that will be going away on August 31, 2018!

Product List

Now, here's a little more info on the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2

Now in even more colors, these high-quality, smooth color pencils are perfect for creating watercolor stamped images. Use with Aqua Painters, Blender Pens, or alone.

* 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
* Acid-free
* Lignin free

Here are two beautiful cards made with the Blended Seasons Bundle made by one of my customers, Lynn Chapman.


Images © 2018 Stampin' Up!®




Images © 2018 Stampin' Up!®

Also, ending August 31st is the chance to earn Bonus Days coupons!   With each $50 in product purchase on an order, you can earn a $5 coupon code to use on an order in September 2018! (There is no Limit!).
*Be sure your email address is correct when you place your order.  Stampin' Up! will email your code(s) immediately after you place your order.



Go to the Online Store HERE and BUY now so you won't cry later.  Need help?  I'm a phone call away!

Bonus Days Are Back!


  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone: August 31, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If you earn multiple codes from a single order, you will receive one email with multiple codes. If you earn multiple codes from multiple orders, you will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.

Start shopping and earn your Bonus Days Coupons today!  August Host Code: ZDZHTN9Y

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!


Promotion Details:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • Ordering online?  When three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

See the designer papers included in this special in the video from Stampin' Up! below...

Now's a great time to stock up on your favorite designer papers.

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  You may call or e-mail me with our order.

You may also shop any time day or night in my online store.  If this is your first time to shop with me, visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on Shop Now.

And, use the July Host Code - H9Y6T9PQ with your online order and receive a gift from me!

Please do not use the code if your order is $150 in product before shipping and tax!  You will earn rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE product and I will still send your gift from me.

Shop now and take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day Card Idea and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-beautiful-day-card-ideaToday's project and video tutorial is a card idea made with the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day stamp set.  This was one of the designs that I used as a swap card for Stampin' Up! OnStage in April 2018.

Love that pop of color with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial to see how it all comes together.

Click here to see this Beautiful Day cardmaking video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Thick Very Vanilla card base is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Crumb Cake Layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • Stamped image is die cut with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  • Berry Burst piece is cut 3/4 x 3 1/2.
  • Cut Berry Burst ribbon about 6 1/2 long.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used for this project:

Product List

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Current Specials and Promotions:

  • Use the current Host Code for May: PVDCUBPW when placing an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me in the mail! ***If your order totals $150 or more (before shipping and tax), DO NOT use the code!  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for items of your choice on your order based on your total amount and I will still send your FREE gift!


    New Stampin' Up! Catalogs will be shipping soon!

    If you have placed order(s) of $50 or more during the last 6 months through me, Lisa Brown of Ink and Inspirations, you will be receiving a new Stampin' Up! Catalog from me. There is still time to place a qualifying order to be in on the next shipment of catalogs!  If you have questions, please call or e-mail me.

    Thank you for tuning in for today's cardmaking video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day and I'll see you tomorrow with a reminder about my Facebook LIVE.

Do You Sell Your Handmade Cards?

Sell cards.blog-post-imageDo you sell handmade cards that you create with Stampin' Up! images?

Stampin' Up! welcomes artists who would like to use their copyrighted images in their own handmade craftwork and other projects that they produce to sell. Therefore, permission is given in the form of a limited license to use any Stampin' Up! images for the purpose of creating items for sale, under the following criteria as stated in the Angel Policy which can be found here.

In today's tip video, we will touch upon the section of the Angel Policy which addresses using a Stampin' Up! copyright stamp on projects that you sell which officially states:

"All of Stampin' Up!'s images are copyrighted, which means that they may not be copied without permission. To help protect the rights granted by these copyrights, all items for sale using Stampin' Up! images must be marked with one of the images from the official Stampin' Up! Limited License stamp sets shown in the catalog, or the digital copyright image included in the My Digital Studio program, or available online."

Let's take a look...

You can find this video on You Tube HERE.

If you have specific questions regarding the Angel Policy, you can contact Stampin' Up! directly at 800-STAMPUP.  It's best to got straight to the source with questions on policy.

Current Specials and Promotions:

New Stampin' Up! Catalogs will be shipping soon!

If you have placed order(s) of $50 or more during the last 6 months through me, Lisa Brown of Ink and Inspirations, you will be receiving a new Stampin' Up! Catalog from me. There is still time to place a qualifying order to be in on the next shipment of catalogs!  If you have questions, please call or e-mail me.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years is Retiring!


Stampin' Up! Number of Years is retiring and it is great for making anniversary cards.  The companion to this set, Large Number Framelits,  is also retiring!

BIG occasions need BIG numbers. Choose an event—birthday, anniversary, new school year—and add a number for instant personalization. Buy it once, use it often. Great on its own or combined with images from other sets for different looks.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Quantity: 29 photopolymer stamps

The bigger, the better when it comes to numbers. Create large die-cut numbers in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Layer several die cuts or use them individually.

* 11 dies
* Largest image: 3/4" x 3-1/8"

Here is one of the anniversary cards that I made recently with these retiring Stampin' Up! products.  Let's take a look at the video.

Click here to see this anniversary card video tutorial on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Pink Pirouette card stock is cut  5 1/5" x 8 1/2" and 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You'll need approximately 4" x 4" piece of Soft Sky for die cutting.
  • You'll need two pieces of Whisper White card stock: 4" x 4" for stamping and die cutting and 1/2" x 4" for stamping sentiment.

Here is the Stampin' Up! supply list for this anniversary card.  The light purple highlighted items are "while supplies last".

Product List

Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pink Pirouette 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Trimmer
Big Shot
Stampin' Dimensionals
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
Large Numbers Framelits Dies
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders


Specials and Promotions:

Cardmaking 101 Video Tutorial : Choosing Colors and Layers for Handmade Cards


In today's project video tutorial, you'll see the thought process behind choosing colors and layers for handmade cards.  This process varies from card maker to card maker but I wanted to share my thinking in hopes that it may be helpful.

Have coordination across product lines is so very helpful when creating.  Let's take a look at the video to see the process.


Click here to see this Cardmaking 101 video tutorial on You Tube.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are using designer paper on your creation, let the colors in your selection lead your choices for embellishments, inks, card stock, etc.
  • When in doubt, limit your color choices to 2-3 colors.
  • Remember that contrast is important to make your layers/elements stand out unless you want a monochromatic look.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Stampin' Trimmer
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
Big Shot
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
2" Circle Punch


Specials and Promotions: