Simple Scrapbooking for Halloween with Stampin' Up! Playful Ghosts

Scrapbooking is a fun way to preserve your memories. Today, we’re sharing a fun and simple scrapbook page project using some of Stampin' Up!'s newest and trendiest supplies. Our theme is Halloween, but with a fresh twist using the trending colors for Halloween 2024: peach (Peach Pie), orange (Pumpkin Pie), and pink (Flirty Flamingo).

For this project, we're featuring the playful and whimsical Playful Ghosts Cling Stamp Set (English) [164366] along with the stunning Unbounded Beauty 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [163372]. These supplies not only add a touch of charm and fun to your pages but also ensure that your scrapbook stands out with the latest color trends.

What's even more exciting is that this project isn't limited to just your scrapbook. The completed page can also be framed and used as a unique home decor item, adding a festive touch to your Halloween decorations.

Below is a recording of our recent live stream video where we walk you through the assembly of this scrapbook page step by step. Watching the video will give you tips and tricks on how to use the featured supplies effectively and create a stunning final product.

Lisa's Inklings:
Basic White 12" x 12".
Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper: peach and pink-4" x 12", pink floral- 4" x 12", peach- 6" x 8"
Lily Pond Lane DSP: Peach stripe - 4" x 6"
Pumpkin Pie CS: (2) 4 1/4" x 6 1/4".
Basic Black CS: (2) 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and strip- 3/4" x 11".
Glimmer Paper: 1/2" x 12"
Peach Pie CS: Scrap for a 2 3/8" circle punch

Ready to start crafting your own Halloween-themed scrapbook page? The Playful Ghosts Cling Stamp Set (English) [164366] is a must-have for this project. Head over to our online store to purchase the Playful Ghosts stamp set and start creating beautiful and spooky scrapbook pages today!

Hamdmade Card for Friend with Stampin' Up! Country Flowers

Skeetch-1-live-country-flowers-aThe Stampin' Up! Country Flowers Bundle is beautiful to send to friends or family members to make a difference in their day.  

This card was featured in a recent LIVE video using the sketch below as the starting point.


Here are the details and measurements of today's card sample.

  • Card Base is 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Large patterned paper layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Patterned paper strip is cut 1 1/2" x 4".

See the assembly of this card in this section of the LIVE recording below.

Here are the supplies used on this project:

Skeetch-1-live-country-flowers-bCard sketches are especially handy when you need a spark of inspiration or a way to streamline your creative process.  Try this card sketch on your next creation!

Let's Make Three Cards Using One Sketch

Online card class(24)Join us for this week's LIVE where we will make three cards using the one sketch that has been our focus for this week.

We will take this sketch and transform it into three beautiful cards using some of our favorite Stampin' Up! products.

Tune in on Thursday, July 11th!

4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT

You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.




My Favorite Card Sketch


This week on Ink and Inspirations, we are creating using one of my all-time favorite card sketches.

But first, what exactly is a card sketch?

A card sketch is a design or layout that serves as a starting point for your card-making projects. It’s like a blueprint that guides you in arranging your elements, ensuring a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result. Card sketches are especially handy when you need a spark of inspiration or a way to streamline your creative process.


In our latest video, I’ll show you how to take this sketch and transform it into a beautiful card using some of our favorite Stampin' Up! products.

Let's take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Designer Paper: (floral) 4 x 5 1/4; (watercolor wash) 1 3/4 x 4
  • Basic White: Scrap for label die; 4 x 5 1/4 for inside of card

Here are the supplies used for this project:

Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just getting started, this sketch will provide you with the perfect foundation to create something truly special. Try this sketch for yourself and send me the photo or post it on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

Fun Fold Puzzle Slider Card with Unbounded Beauty

Puzzle-slider-card-unbounded-beauty-1If you enjoy puzzles or fun fold cards, here is one you will want to create.  With some simple cuts and scores, here's a fun card to make and special to receive!

This card was featured in our latest LIVE on YouTube.  Watch the video as I talk you through then walk you through the process.

(This video is the second attempt at a LIVE broadcast.  First was interrupted because of internet issues.)

Lisa's Inklngs:

  • Card base is cut 9 1/2 x 4 1/4.
  • Cut card stock pieces the same color as the base: (2) 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 and (2) 2 1/8 x 3 1/4
  • Patterned Paper: 5 (width) x 3 3/4.  Cut 1 7/8 strip off the top.  Cut this strip at 3" and the bottom strip at 2". 
  • The patterned paper for the inside is cut 4 x 5 1/4.

Puzzle-slider-card-unbounded-beauty-2Featured Products:

Now it's your turn to try this "puzzling" fun fold!  Then share your own in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group on Facebook.

DIY Gift Tag Project with the Stampin' Up! Citrus Blooms Bundle


I'm so excited to share today's DIY gift tag project with you! The Stampin' Up! Citrus Blooms Bundle and its coordinating patterned paper are the stars of this beautiful creation. This project was featured in a LIVE video this week, and it's perfect for adding a special touch to your gifts.


I recently came across a gorgeous towel on Amazon that immediately caught my eye.(Leave a comment if you'd like the link for the towels!) The lemons and citrus blooms backed by a stunning blue and white tile pattern were just what I needed to complement the Citrus Blooms Bundle. I knew right away that I had to create a paper craft to match this beautiful find.

In the LIVE video, I demonstrated how to create this lovely gift tag, perfect for enhancing any present, especially one featuring a citrus theme. The combination of the bright, cheerful colors and the intricate designs of the Citrus Blooms Bundle makes this tag truly stand out.

Take a look at the recording of the LIVE session below and be inspired to make your own:

Featured products:
Citrus Blooms Bundle (English) [163295]
Mediterranean Blooms 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper [163284]







Ready to start crafting? Don't miss out on getting the Citrus Blooms Bundle and coordinating patterned paper. Visit my online store now to purchase this beautiful bundle and add a touch of sunshine to all your gifts!


FAQ: DIY Summer Basket Online Class Tutorial


After announcing this Summer Basket Online Class Tutorial, I have received several questions so I thought I'd answer them in this FAQ list:

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What materials do I need for the Summer Basket Online Class? 
For the Summer Basket Online Class, you'll need some basic crafting supplies including 12" x 12" cardstock, adhesive, scissors, and embellishments of your choice. You will need a paper trimmer with a scoring blade. No supplies are provided with the class.

2. How long is the video tutorial, and can I pause or rewind it?
 The combined video tutorials are approximately 30 minutes long total. You can pause, rewind, and replay the video as many times as you need, allowing you to craft at your own pace.

3. Is this class suitable for beginners? 
Absolutely! This class is designed to be fun and easy to follow, making it suitable for crafters of all levels, including beginners. I’ll guide you through each step with clear instructions.

4. Can I use this basket for purposes other than gift giving? Yes! The summer basket is versatile and can be used for carrying snacks, small picnic lunches, or even storing your crafting supplies. It would also make a fun table decor piece for your summer gatherings. Feel free to get creative with its uses!

5. Will I be able to access the class at any time? Yes, once you register for the class you will have unlimited access to the video tutorials once it goes LIVE on June 25, 2024 . You can watch it whenever it’s convenient for you, whether it’s right away or at a later date.

6. What if I don’t have all the suggested materials? No worries! The class is designed to be flexible, and you can substitute materials based on what you have at home. 

7. Is there any additional support available if I have questions during the project? Yes, I’m always here to help! You can reach out to me via email, text, or Facebook Messenger if you have any questions or need additional support while working on your project. 

That's it for now.  If anyone has any other questions, please don't hesitate to let me know.  Remember, the Early Bird Discount expires tonight!



Easy Coloring Technique Video with Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Wishes

Thoughtful-wishes-sponging-technique-video-1Today's card idea and video tutorial is another delightful project using the beautiful Thoughtful Wishes Bundle. This time, we’re exploring an easy coloring technique that will add a stunning touch to your creations. All you need are some sponge daubers, inks that coordinate with your cardstock and designer paper, and some die-cut images in white.



The Thoughtful Journey Designer Paper serves as the perfect backdrop for the floral stems found in the coordinating dies, making this a must-try project for anyone who loves elegant and vibrant designs.

Check out the video below to see how it's done!


Ready to start creating with the Thoughtful Wishes Bundle? Visit our online store to shop for this bundle and other fabulous products to elevate your crafting projects!


Two Cards from One Fun Fold Layout with Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Wishes


Today, we're excited to showcase two stunning cards crafted from the same design using the beautiful Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Wishes Bundle. This fun fold card is perfect for highlighting the scenic prints in the Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, adding an extra touch of elegance to your creations.


In the video below, we'll walk you through the assembly process, so you can recreate these lovely cards at home. Watch and get inspired to make your own versions with the Thoughtful Wishes Bundle.

Lisa's Inklings:

For portrait card starting with a 6 x 6 piece of DSP-

  • Cut at 5 1/4" on the bottom.
  • Turn and score at 2" and 5 1/2" on the 6" side.

For landscape card starting with a 6 x 6 piece of DSP-

  • Cut at 5 1/4" on the right side.
  • Turn and score at 2" and 5 1/2" on the 6" side.

Thoughtful-wishes-live-landscape-1Featured Products:
Thoughtful Wishes Bundle:
Thoughtful Journey DSP:

Thoughtful-wishes-live-landscape-2The Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper and Thoughtful Wishes Bundle  make a great combo for your summertime cards. Now it's time for you to create two lovely fun fold cards from one layout! 

Two Cards; One Design with Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Wishes

Online card class(22)

This week, we’re crafting with the Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Wishes Bundle. Learn how to make two gorgeous fun fold cards using one versatile layout. And don’t miss the highlight on the scenic Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper—it's simply stunning! Tune in and be inspired to make your own! 
Thursday, June 13th 
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT 
Thoughtful Wishes Bundle: 
Thoughtful Journey DSP:


Two Cards; One Layout
Tune in today, June 13th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.

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Father's Day Card with Stampin' Up! Gone Fishing


Father's Day is just around the corner so today's post features a simple and classic card for the special guys in your life featuring the Stampin' Up! Gone Fishing Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

The short video tutorial below will walk you through the steps to create this charming card.

This project also highlights the versatility of the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, which is essential for die-cutting intricate details. Great news: the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is now 10% off through June 30, 2024!

Featured Products:


Now that you've watched the video, I hope you are inspired to make a special card for the father figures in your life.

Stampin' Up! Father's Day Projects

Online card class(21)It's June and time to celebrate Dad with a clean and simple Father's Day Card and a small gift box to hold some treasures for his special day gift!

Tune in on Thursday, June 6th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
You may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.

See you then!

For the 2024 Graduate- A Card for Cash with Stampin' Up! Tune In


Graduation season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the Class of 2024 than with a handcrafted card designed to hold some cash for the new graduate?

The charm of the vintage-style Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] makes it both eye-catching and fun. Today, we’re excited to share a quick video tutorial that will inspire you to create this card to hold some cash for that special senior in your life.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Real Red Base:  Cut card stock to 6 1/2" x 9". Score at 3" and 6 1/4".
  • Basic White layer: (2) 6 1/4" x 2 3/4", plus 3 x 4 to stamp and die cut TV, and a 1/2" strip for the sentiment.
  • Designer Paper: 6" x 2 1/2"
  • A scrap of Daffodil Delight to die-cut electrical bolts.


Celebrate your graduating relatives and friends by creating this cash holder with the charming, retro style of the Tuned In Bundle.  Find it here in the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! City Sights Kit

Create stunning all-occasion cards with the City Sights Kit, featuring artistic cityscape designs in sophisticated neutral colors.
With its masculine charm, the City Sights Kit is perfect whether you wish someone a happy birthday or send a friendly note.
The video featuring this kit will premiere at our LIVE stream time.

You may watch it on YouTube or Facebook.

Thursday, May 30th
4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PT
Tune in and see this great kit!

Movie Night! Movie Night! Tuned In Treat Box


In last week's LIVE video, I crafted a delightful treat box using the versatile Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] from Stampin' Up!

This project was designed with my special granddaughters in mind and it's super easy to make. However, I made a few wrong cuts along the way, so be sure to watch this part of the video carefully to get it right the first time! Tune in to see how you can create this adorable box and share some crafty love with your loved ones.

The video will begin with the making of this treat box.

Lisa's Inklings for the Movie Night Treat Box:

  • Cut card stock 7" x 6".
  • Score 1 1/2" from each end on 7" side.
  • Score 2" from each end on 6" side.
  • Cut slits up to the intersecting score on the score marks on both 7" sides. (The long side!)
  • Assemble the box as seen in the video.
  • Designer paper: (2) 3 3/4"(wide) x 1 3/4" (tall).
  • The Mini Alphabet Dies [162934] and Adhesive Sheets [152334] add the finishing touch to this project!

Tuned-in-stamp setThe Tune In Bundle (English) [163637] has these vintage images that bring back so many memories.

Celebrate your friends and family with the charming, retro style of the Tune In Stamp Set! This set opens up so many possibilities with these delightful images and sentiments that work perfectly together. Imagine creating a nostalgic scene with the TV screen and adding fun elements either inside or around it. Someone even suggested adding a photo of a loved one in the TV screen area! Add a playful touch by pairing inside and outside greetings, or get creative by using one of the smaller images repeatedly to design a unique background for your card front. Whether you're wishing someone a happy birthday or sending a cheerful note, the Tune In Bundle (English) [163637]with the stamp set and coordinating dies have you covered with lots of options.

Get yours today in the Online Store and start creating and making special memories!