Fun Fold Father's Day Card

Fun-fold-easel-card-gone-fishingWith Father's Day next month, it's time to start creating our handmade cards for this special day and today's project is a fun fold card using the fabulous Let's Go Fishing Suite from Stampin' Up!

This special day to honor fathers is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a handmade card? Today, we're diving into a fun project using the Let's Go Fishing Suite Collection (English) [161546]from Stampin' Up! Get ready to create a memorable card for that special dad in your life.

Our featured fold for this project is the easel fold, a simple yet effective design that adds a touch of fun and creativity to your card. Not only does it allow the recipient to display your creation proudly, but it also adds an extra element of surprise and delight.

The assembly of this card was featured in a current LIVE broadcast.  Watch the video then read on for the details so that you can create one as well!

Correction for video: Score card base at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used on this project:


Your Father's Day easel fold card is ready to impress.  The Let's Go Fishing Suite Collection (English) [161546] from Stampin' Up! offers a fantastic array of elements to make this project truly memorable. Whether it's for your dad, grandfather, or any special father figure in your life, this handmade card will surely bring a smile to their face.

So, grab your supplies and get ready to make Father's Day extra special with a fun fold card using the Let's Go Fishing Suite. Happy crafting!

Simple Technique with Patterned Paper

Paper-technique-card-courage-faithIn this week's premiere video, this simple technique with patterned paper was the star!  It is a very easy technique and an awesome way to use your patterned paper scraps.  Also featured is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Courage & Faith.

Share your faith and bring encouragement to others with the Courage & Faith Stamp Set. This versatile set is perfect for creating cards, bookmarks, and more with its meaningful scripture references and beautiful designs. Use the included floral branch stamps or circle designs in this set to create perfect borders or centerpieces for your paper crafting projects. Here's another beautiful card from yesterday's post with this stamp set.

You can watch the recording of the video.  Watch then get ready to create some stunning backgrounds with this paper strip technique.


Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for this card...

Ready to give this simple technique with patterned paper a try?  We'd love to see your work in our Facebook Group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers, so join us there!

Elegant Wedding Card

Color-&-ContourLet's start the week with this wedding card (or card for any celebration) using a touch of gold with vanilla.    Featured here is one of our carry-over sets, the Color & Contour Photopolymer Stamp Set [154994].

Here's the tutorial so you can re-create it!


Card Base: Very Vanilla Thick – 1 pc. 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2.
Cardstock #2: Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for embossed layer, 3 x 5 for die cutting scalloped rectangle, and 4 x 4 to punch ovals.
Ribbon: (2) 5 1/2 - 6 inches


  • Score Thick Very Vanilla at 5 1/2. Fold and burnish.
  • Emboss large Very Vanilla piece with embossing folder.
  • Die cut scalloped rectangle .
  • Stamp image in VersaMark on scalloped rectangle; stamp sentiment in VersaMark on 4 x 4 piece.
  • Heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Punch sentiment with scalloped oval.
  • Adhere these embossed pieces to large layer about 1 inch from the bottom.
  • Take one piece of ribbon and stretch across beneath scalloped pieces. Adhere two ends on back with adhesive.
  • Tie bow with other piece of ribbon and attach as shown with a glue dot.
  • Adhere this entire piece to card front.
  • Attach three gold Festive Pearls.
  • Finish inside as desired.

Although this card was created with a wedding couple in mind, this style is appropriate for a birthday,  graduation, retirement, anniversary or any celebratory occasion. If you were to make this wedding card, would you vanilla as I did here or create it in white?  Would you use gold or silver? Let me know what you would use for a wedding card in the comments below!

Tag Fold Card with Stampin' Up! Circle Sayings

Fun-fold-tag-fold-circle-sayingsToday's card project looks like a tag but it's a fun fold card called the Tag Fold.  With the right tools, it's super easy and really fun to make!

This card was the feature in this week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube.  Highlighted here is the new Circle Sayings Bundle (English) [161355] that should be in every card maker's stash of supplies.  I mean, who doesn't love a good circle punch!  However, the "star" punch is the Best Trio Punch.

Here's the recording of the video so you can see the how-to...


Lisa's Inklings:

Tag-fold-fun-fold-circle-sayingsHere are the supplies used for this tag fold card:

We would love to see your version of this tag fold card!  Snap a photo of your project and share it over in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook!

Unlock Your Creativity with Exclusive Handmade Card Project Ideas


Are you ready to take your crafting skills to the next level? Look no further! At Ink and Inspirations, we are excited to bring you a range of exclusive project ideas that will inspire and ignite your creativity. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting out, our exclusive projects delivered to your inbox offer a world of possibilities and endless crafting enjoyment. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  1. Fresh Inspiration: Our exclusive project ideas are carefully curated to provide you with unique and innovative designs. You'll discover fresh inspiration that will help you push the boundaries of your creativity and create projects that are truly one-of-a-kind.

  2. Step-by-Step Guidance: Our exclusive project ideas come with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the creative process. We believe in making crafting accessible to everyone, so our instructions are easy to follow. You'll gain confidence in your crafting skills as you successfully complete each project.

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  5. Upon signing up, receive access to a FREE online card class with simple styles that you can create over and over again!

Remember, these exclusive project ideas are only available as a subscriber to my mailing list. We are committed to providing our readers with fresh and exciting content that will inspire their crafting journey.

So why wait? Dive into our exclusive project ideas and unlock your creativity today. Get ready to embark on a crafting adventure like no other!

Gift Giving Idea for Mother's Day

Mothers-day-birthday-giftIf you are a card maker and looking for an idea for a Mother's Day gift or a gift for a friend, here's the answer!

This week's premiere video project is this pretty folder for holding handmade cards.  This project features one of our new bundles and collections of designer series papers, Timeless Arrangements Bundle (English) [161526] and Countryside Inn 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [161467]

Here is the recording of the video that aired this week...

Lisa's Inklings:

For the folder, cut card stock to 6 1/4 x 10 3/4. Score at 4 3/4 and 6.
For the inner box to hold the cards, cut card stock 5 x 8 3/8.
Score at 2" on all 4 sides.  Cut and assemble as shown in the video.
For cover layers, cut 2 pieces of card stock 6 x 4  1/2.
Die cut the heart from a scrap piece of card stock.
Designer paper: 1 x 12 for the box border and 2 pieces of 5 7/8 x 4 3/8 for the front and back layers.

Here are the supplies used for this project:


May Card Kit

Each month when you place a minimum of $50 in my Online Store using Host Code ZDDBKTDG, you’ll receive a card kit from me as my Thank You Gift! You will get three card kits for you to make plus I will send you an additional extra finished card.
You can finish the cards with a simple sentiment or image.


This month, the cards feature two of the new bundles from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog... Circle Sayings and Timeless Arrangements.

Thanks for stopping by today! Now it's your turn to make one of these gift folders for your handmade cards and present one for Mother's Day or a special birthday gift.

May Card Kit

PremiereclassLive(9)It's May and I wanted to share my monthly card kit!

Each month when you place a minimum $50 in my Online Store, you’ll receive a card kit from me as my Thank You Gift! You will get three card kits for you to make plus I will send you  an additional extra finished card. You can finish the cards with a simple sentiment or image.

This month, the cards feature two of the new bundles from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog... Circle Sayings and Timeless Arrangements.


Place a minimum $50 order and receive the kits for these cards. And, this month, if you place a minimum order of $75 or more, you will receive the card kits plus an embellishment pack from me.

Here is the recording of the LIVE where I made these cards.

Get ready to place your order and you will be receiving this fun package of card kits later this month!

Accordion Fun Fold Gift Giving Idea


The month of May is just around the corner and with several gift-giving occasions approaching, here's an accordion fun fold to hold gifts such as cash, gift cards, or DIY coupons.

This is a super easy fun fold that can be created with a 5" x 10 " piece of card stock with a few scoring lines.  You can embellish and dress it up however you choose!  Customize your creation for any occasion and have a go-to idea at hand when needed!

Here is the recording of the LIVE video with details following so you can create these yourself!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base is cut 5" x 10".  Score at 1 1/4" on the short side and 2 1/2", 5", and 7 1/2" on the long side.
  • Basic White or light neutral for tags: (2) 2"x 3".
  • Designer Paper: To line pockets- (2) 2 1/4" x 3.  For pocket fold: (4) 2 1/4" x 1".
  • In addition, cut whatever pieces are needed to decorate your tags and front.

Here's an idea for a special guy's birthday...

Accordion-fold-gift-masculine-birthdayHere's another for Mother's Day or a Birthday...


Accordion-fold-gift-birthday-mothers-day-2Wouldn't the one above be precious for holding DIY Coupons for little ones to give Mom on Mother's Day?

Here are some ideas for those DIY coupons...

  1. "Breakfast in Bed": Coupon for making mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day morning.

  2. "Clean the House": Coupon for helping mom clean the house. The child can offer to help with tasks like vacuuming, dusting, or doing the dishes.

  3. "Special Movie Night": Coupon for a special movie night with mom, where the child gets to pick the movie and snacks.

  4. "Mom and Me Craft Day": Coupon for a special crafting day with mom, where the child gets to pick the craft project.

  5. "Outdoor Adventure": Coupon for a fun outdoor adventure with mom, like going on a hike, having a picnic, or going to the beach.

  6. "Reading Time Together": Coupon for a special reading time with mom, where the child gets to pick their favorite book and read it together.

  7. "Homemade Treat": Coupon for making a homemade treat for mom, like cookies or a cake, with the child helping in the kitchen.

  8. "Game Night": Coupon for a fun game night with mom, where the child gets to pick the games they play.

  9. "Spa Day": Coupon for a spa day with mom, where the child can give mom a neck massage or paint her nails.

  10. "Write a Poem": Coupon for writing a special poem for mom, expressing all the things they love and appreciate about her.

These are just a few ideas from which to choose!  You can help your grandchildren make one for their mom or let dad help your children make this for you. (If you need a box for a gift, here's an easy one using two pieces of 12 x 12 paper!)

This presentation for a gift of cash, gift cards, or DIY coupons is special and easy to create. I'd love to see your completed projects so email a photo to [email protected] or post on our private Facebook group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers. 

Thanks for joining us today for the Accordion Fold Gift Giving Idea.  Look for information on my next LIVE broadcast in the next post! The new catalog is going LIVE next week and I'll be showing my May Card Kit!


RESCHEDULED! Add a Wow Factor to Your Cards with Specialty Paper- Facebook/YouTube Live Tonight!


Join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube LIVE, Friday, April 21st, and you'll see how one element (Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper) can really add a WOW to your handmade cards.

I will be featuring the Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper and Desert Details Bundle which are both on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.
During the month of April, place a minimum order of $50 in my Online Store (before shipping and tax) and I will send you three card kits plus an extra finished card.
If your total is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code. You will earn Stampin' Rewards...FREE stuff!
Join us Thursday LIVE to see the how-to and the cards!
Noon ET, 11 AM CT, 10 AM MT, 9 AM PT
See you then!

Lisa's April Card Kit


Just wanted to say hello and happy Monday with a reminder of my April Card Kit for this month.

During the month of April, place a minimum order of $50 in my Online Store (before shipping and tax) and I will send you three card kits plus an extra finished card.  In this kit are two fun folds plus a basic design to show off your patterned paper!
Here's the recording of the assembly of the April Card Kit.

If your total is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code. You will earn Stampin' Rewards...FREE goodies from Stampin' Up! to add to your order!
Take advantage of the Last Chance Sale with many items at a discount!  These are only available while supplies last so shop now and place a qualifying order ($50 minimum before shipping and tax) and your April Card Kit will be on the way by May 1st! 

Fun Fold Ballet Card

Fun-fold-ballet-cardHere's another ballet card, a fun fold, made with the Ballet Beauty Cling Stamp Set [160502] from the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List.

Also highlighted here is the Ready To Ride 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper [160752] which is also on the retiring list, available while supplies last. 

This paper includes monochromatic patterns with bikes, tire treads, road signs, and more, for cards about biking, riding, and projects about traveling. This paper also features black foil and designs you can use on any project: checkerboard, floral, and stars, so you've got plenty of pattern options!  Here the floral was a perfect choice for this ballet card.

You can make this card by ordering these special retiring products and with the instructions on this FREE PDF project sheet for this card.

Fun-fold-ballet-card-2Now that you've read this post, download the FREE project sheet for this fun fold ballet card and order your supplies while still available.

Easy Watercolor Technique with Ballet Beauty

Reverse-resist-watercolor-ballet-beauty-1Today's project features an easy watercolor technique with Stampin' Up! Ballet Beauty. It's the perfect card to celebrate the dancers in your life as we approach dance recital season.

This technique is called Reverse Resist.  The color is applied before stamping and embossing the image instead of after.  This was demonstrated in this week's Facebook and YouTube LIVE.  The broadcast recording is below so you can learn the process and create beautiful cards like this one.

Lisa's Inklings:

Reverse-resist-watercolor-ballet-beauty-2This Ballet Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English) [160502]is on the Last Chance List (and, it's on sale!) which means it is only available while supplies last!  I was sure to grab it because we have three little dancers in our family!

Here are the supplies used on this card. Every order placed through my online store helps support my business and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.

Reverse-resist-watercolor-ballet-beauty-3Now it's time for you to try this easy watercolor technique!  Share your completed card on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook!

Love You More Than...Chocolate Fun Fold Card


The Nothing's Better Than stamp set and the Love You More Than Dies make a great pair when creating for friends and family who love chocolate, cookies, coffee, or cocktails.  This fun fold card speaks to my heart as a chocolate lover.  I'll just bet that you know someone that is just the right fit for this card, don't you?


Both the stamp set and the dies will be leaving us as these are part of the Last Chance Promotion and are available only while supplies last.  Those dies are on sale!

You can get the measurements and basic details to create this card by clicking on the link below for a FREE project sheet from Lisa! 

Click here to download the FREE PDF project sheet!

Make this front flip fold for your chocolate-loving friends and shop the Last Chance Promotion for these discounted dies and more!

April-card-kitGet my April Card Kit FREE with a minimum $50 order before shipping and tax using Host Code PN7QJ4GT.

Make Beautiful Butterflies with Brilliant Wings


Make beautiful butterflies for your handmade cards with the Brilliant Wings Dies from Stampin' Up!  As seen on today's card, these dies create a gorgeous addition to the fun fold birthday card.

But, you cannot wait to get these dies since only available While Supplies Last, and with a 60% discount, you should grab these up in a hurry!


Then, you can create a beautiful fun fold card like the one pictured here. Get the details by clicking on the link below for a FREE project sheet from Lisa! 

Click here to download the FREE PDF project sheet!

Try this front flip fold on your next cardmaking project with some beautiful butterflies created with the Brilliant Wings Dies [155523] on sale for 60% off ...while supplies last!