Double Z Fun Fold Card with Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins

Blank 2000 x 2000-17Here's a double z fun fold card with Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins for you today!  This project was first seen as my YouTube Premiere on Thursday, August 12, 2021. 

This fun fold card is easy to make and a great way to show off the patterned paper and stamped or die-cut images.  As you can see below, it makes for a really pretty display of your handmade creation.

Fun-fold-card-double-z-foldHere's the video with the how-to for this double z fun fold card with Stampin' Up! Pretty Pumpkins.

Lisa's Inklings:


This is such a pretty bundle! I hope you'll add it to your shopping list to create some fall projects!

There are just two days remaining for my offer of the Whimsical Trees Class with four make and takes!  Read all about it HERE!

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Now, here is the list of supplies for this double z fun fold card...

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Now that you've seen the video and read this post, I hope you are inspired to get what you need to create this double z fun fold with Pretty Pumpkins!

2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects -Week 1


Can you believe that it is already time to start my 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects?  There will be 12 weeks of Halloween treats and decór items.  Not interested in Halloween projects?  Not to worry! There will be a remake of the same project shared for a different occasion.  It may be a project shared previously or one that is to come so stay tuned!

For our first project, we have an easy treat wrap all decked out with the appropriately named Cutest Halloween Bundle [156483].

It's just right for holding a stick candy. This one is from a local Cracker Barrel.

Here's the video tutorial for this 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween project...

Lisa's Inklings:



You can see another idea for this same packaging idea HERE.  This is a super easy little project and so fun to create with patterned paper.

Here are the supplies that you'll need to create this project. I would be thrilled if you shopped with me if you are a crafter from the U.S. You can do so by clicking on any image below and it will ship directly to your home. Thank you!


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Reminder!  Free Class with an order of $50 or more!  Read all about it here!

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Thanks for tuning in for the first of my 2021 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects and I'll see you again soon!

Make Your Own Patterned Paper for Cardmaking


Make your own patterned paper for card making with this One Sheet Wonder using the beautiful Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from Stampin' Up! 

What is a One Sheet Wonder? It's the technique of stamping on one piece of cardstock with several images to create a background look.  You cut this card stock into different pieces to use as layers on a card.  It's a fun process and turns out different every time!

This video is an edited version of last week's Facebook Live.  You can watch me make this patterned paper for today's cardmaking project.


Lisa's Inklings:

Stampin-up-gorgeous-leaves-one-sheet-wonderTip from the video: Leave some of the "bits" in the die-cut. it gives it a very unique and interesting look!

I would be happy to have you pick up this fabulous bundle set and other supplies from me. Just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home right away! Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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Reminder!  Free Class with an order of $50 or more!  Read all about it here!

Blank 2000 x 2000-13Now that you've read this post, it's time for you to make your own patterned paper for cardmaking!

New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch

It's an exciting time now that the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog launched this week.  Along with that, there are more "new kids" in town with the start of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Round 2!  You can earn FREE products from the choices in the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase!

In this week's YouTube Premiere, we take a look at three pretty projects all featuring some of the new goodies from the catalog.

Here's the recording of the video followed by each project and specifics to help you create these yourself! It's not too early to get started on holiday crafting!







Supply List for Project #1:




Supply List for Project #2-




Supply List for Project #3:

Basic Tools and Supplies for all Projects:

There is so much holiday goodness that you will be seeing in the coming months! Take a look at all the new in the online store and shop for your favorites! This new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch is just the beginning!

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Thanks for tuning in today for my new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch!


New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch

Blank 2000 x 2000 copy copy (2)Today is a big day with a new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Launch from Ink and Inspirations!

We will start off at Noon, Central Time with a Fall Themed project on Facebook Live.


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Hope to see you at both events.  Set a reminder for these two sessions for the New Mini Catalog Launch from Stampin' Up!


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Get my special Thank You Class FREE when you place an order of over $50 in my Online Store.

Here are the details:
  • Place an order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Lisa Brown by the end of the day on August 14, 2021.
  • Receive the kits to make 4 beautiful projects using the Whimsical Trees Bundle (156810).  You may order the bundle or use another stamp set to complete the cards.
  • The kits will contain the cut and scored card stock, designer paper, die cuts, embellishments, and envelopes for you to create the cards and tag. 
  • You will need a stamp set, inks, adhesives, and your basic tools to complete the cards.
  • After the 14th, I will order supplies needed to prepare your kits to mail to you by August 27, 2021.
  • On the 27th, you will be sent a link via email to a class page with the videos and details for the projects.
  • Questions?  E-mail me or call me.

Thank you so much for your support!  I am excited to share this special Whimsical Trees class as a special "thank you" for your support of my business!


Back-to-School Project-Handmade Gift Box for Crayons


It's just about back-to-school time and I wanted to share this gift box for crayons to give our granddaughters, Lyla and Mia. Both of the girls love unicorns and animals so the Hippo Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152644] gets a lot of attention in my craft room when creating for these little girls!

This was the project created on Facebook LIVE last week.  Here's the edited video for you! 

Lisa's Inklings:


You can surprise and delight your "littles" with this back-to-school handmade gift box! For teachers, you can insert some sticky back notes or mints!

Ready to make one (or, more) of these little boxes?  Here are the supplies that you'll need from my Stampin' Up! online store! Please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cast to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business!

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Back-to-school-gift-box-unicornThese are as much fun to make as these are to give!
I hope you are inspired to create a back-to-school gift box for crayons or other small gifts!

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!

Easy DIY Gift Packaging- Sweet Peach Gift Idea

Easy-diy-gift-packagingToday's project and video tutorial features an easy DIY gift package with a "sweet peach" gift idea.  These cute pens from Amazon are the perfect match for our peachy products!

This little packaging idea is so easy!  Just add a pretty tag and it makes it super special!

The following is the edited recording of my Facebook Live with this project.

Lisa's Inklings:


Didn't I tell you that this was easy DIY gift packaging?  I have made almost a dozen of these!

I hope you have been inspired to try this.  Here's the list so you can get the supplies and the designer paper is still on sale but time is running out!

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You probably have some of these supplies but, please, get this Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English) [155823]  and You're A Peach  Designer Series Paper [155686]. I have used it so much already!  You will love it!

Some reminders:

Thanks for checking in today for this easy DIY gift packaging's your turn to give it a try!

Color Trend in Cardmaking

Today we are taking a look at a cardmaking color trend that's floating around the world of paper crafting; using neutrals with a spot of color.

Notice that I didn't use the term "pop of color"?  With this trend, I've noticed subdued colors rather than bright or bold colors.  In Stampin' Up! terms, these would include colors from our Subtles or Neutrals Color Collections.  I've enjoyed challenging myself to follow this trend and hope you will be inspired to do so after seeing this video and these samples.


This video was a Premiere video on YouTube which is a series that I hope you will watch every Thursday evening at 6 PM Central.  These videos will vary in length from a few minutes to an hour and will remain on YouTube if you aren't able to join us for the Premiere.  However, if you are able to join at the Premiere time, you can participate in the LIVE chat if you are signed in to your Google or Gmail account.

If you missed it on YouTube, here's the video!

Lisa's Inklings for Card #1:


Stampin' Up! Supply List for Card #1



Moving on to the second card showing this color trend in cardmaking...

Color-trends-cardmaking-birthday-cardI can't wait to send this birthday card! Here are the cutting dimensions so you can make one, too!

Stampin' Up! Supply List for Card #2:

Are you ready to try this cardmaking color trend?  Get the supplies you need now and start making those beautiful creations!

New on YouTube!

Premiere-thursday-6Join me for my new YouTube Premiere videos beginning this Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 6 PM Central Time (7 PM ET, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT). You can sign in to your Google account to participate in the LIVE chat. 

I am excited to share some special projects with you!  This week, we will be focusing on a trend that I have been noticing in the paper crafting world...using mostly neutrals with just a spot of color.  I will be creating two cards with this trend that I think you will love!, be sure to subscribe to my channel now and head on over to YouTube tomorrow at 6 PM, Central Time.

And, if you're on Facebook, I will be LIVE there tomorrow at NOON, Central for a quick and fun project!


  • Designer Series Paper sale ends August 2nd.  See the papers that are on sale HERE.
  • I am offering a Designer Paper Sale for the new mini catalog.  Get the details HERE.
  • Need a new mini catalog?  If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be so happy to serve you. Email me at

Hope to see you tomorrow for some fun crafting time on Facebook and YouTube!


Easy Technique for Rubber Stamping with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus

Rubber-stamping-technique-stamparatusIt's Monday and we are ready to get crafting with this simple stamping technique with the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus [146276] called hinge stamping. 

I love this Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [155052] and these large greeting stamps were just right for this technique.

This is a fast motion video so take a couple of minutes to watch!

Isn't that a fun rubber stamping technique?  That Stamparatus is a gem!

Lisa's Inklings:

Stamping-technique-stamparatusI love this card and can't wait to send it to a friend! Or, wait... we are all friends here!  Leave a comment below by Friday, Noon (CT) July 23rd, and I will conduct a random draw to send it to one of you!

And, if you'd like to try making it yourself, here are the supplies! 

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Thanks for checking in today for this fun rubber stamping technique with the Stamparatus and remember to leave a comment below!

Easy Cardmaking Tip for Layering


It's Thursday and I am super excited to share a cardmaking tip for layering with you! 

The Color & Contour Bundle (English) [158356] was not on my "radar" when the Stampin' Up! catalog was released but the dies were irresistible which "forced" me into buying the bundle. Let me tell you... I have not regretted it one bit!  This combo is beautiful and so versatile.

Another surprise to me was this new In Color, Pale Papaya. It was my LEAST favorite when these new In Colors from Stampin' Up! were released this past spring.  Admittedly, it has been the color most used in this new collection. Go figure!  Stampin' Up! will not lead me astray.  This Pale Papaya color is gorgeous!

Let's take a look at the video so you can see it in action. :)

Lisa's Inklings:

Cardmaking-tip-layeringDid you catch that layering tip at the end of that card-making video?  It was an afterthought but you can totally incorporate that technique during the process.

Now it's time for you to give it a try! You will love this Color & Contour Bundle (English) [158356]!

Just click the links below!

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Get what you need to create this sweet card and try this cardmaking tip for layering...I'd love to see what you create!

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!

Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations- One Sheet Wonder


It's time for Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Saturday (tomorrow) at Noon Central Time, (1:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

Join us for a little crafting and chatting this afternoon! We will be making "several" cards with a 6 x 6 One Sheet Wonder

You may CLICK HERE to go there at Noon Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

Hope to see you Saturday on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!

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!