Mother's Day Gift Card and Coupon Holder

Planted-paradise-gift-card-holderLooking for the perfect gift for the moms or graduates in your life? Look no further! Our latest YouTube video is packed with inspiration for an easy DIY gift idea that's sure to impress.

All you need is a piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper from your stash, and you're ready to get started.

Watch the video now to learn how to create something truly special for your loved ones.


Whether you're celebrating Mother's Day, graduation, or any other special occasion, this thoughtful handmade gift is sure to bring a smile to their face.

As a bonus for you today, here are some ideas that could be incorporated into DIY coupons for moms in your life:

  1. Dinner Date: Offer to cook her favorite meal or take her out to her favorite restaurant for a special dinner date.
  2. Movie Night: Plan a cozy movie night at home with popcorn, snacks, and her choice of movies.
  3. Shopping Spree: Give her a shopping voucher to her favorite store or online shop, so she can treat herself to something special.
  4. Day Out: Plan a fun day out together, whether it's exploring a nearby town, visiting a museum, or going on a scenic hike.
  5. DIY Crafting Session: Spend a day crafting together, whether it's cardmaking or creating scrapbooks.
  6. Coffee Date: Treat her to a coffee date at her favorite café, where you can catch up over lattes and pastries.
  7. Home Organization: Offer to help her organize and declutter a room in her home, whether it's her closet, kitchen, or home office.
  8. DIY Home Décor: Create a handmade home décor item together, such as a personalized photo frame, decorative wall hanging, or hand-painted sign.

You get the idea!  Now it's time for you to make this adorable mini book for DIY coupons and/or gift cards!  One your done, share your project over on our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group!

Card Making Ideas and Tips from Lisa Brown


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Paper Techniques and Heartfelt Messages


In this week's LIVE Ink and Inspirations video on Facebook and YouTube, we tapped into the wonderful world of using scraps of patterned paper to create stunning designs for your handmade cards!  Who knew those little bits could make such a big impact? You'll see the magic happen when you watch the replay!


And speaking of impactful cards, let's talk about the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set.  When you're at a loss for words but still want to show you care, this sentiment-only stamp set comes to the rescue.  Inspired by the strength and resilience of those who've faced tough times, these messages of love and support are perfect for get-well cards, sympathy cards, or just letting someone know you're thinking of them.


Now let's watch the replay of the LIVE video for some crafting inspiration.

Let's spread love and comfort, one handmade card at a time. And, don't forget to check out the Comforting Thoughts Stamp Set to add a heartfelt touch to your next project!

Last Chance Alert!

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Get ready, paper-crafting friends! The highly anticipated Last Chance Promotion kicks off tomorrow, April 9th, and runs through April 30th.

But remember, it's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don't wait too long to snag your favorites!

Keep an eye out for discounted items, clearly marked in the Online Store starting Tuesday.
And speaking of favorites, here are three you won't want to miss:


  1. Log in to your Stampin’ Up! online customer account.
  2. Simply click on the heart icon beside the product you love to add it to your wish list. Then, choose from the SELECT A LIST dropdown menu.
  3. Name your list (e.g., Last Chance Wish List) and click “+Create New List” to save.
  4. When you're ready to shop, sign in again, locate your wish list, and effortlessly click “ADD ALL TO CART” or “ADD TO CART” for each item you desire.

When you're ready to shop, click HERE to apply my Host Code and receive a little gift from yours truly when you spend a minimum of $50 before shipping and tax. Plus, if this is your first order with me, you'll also score a FREE online class!

Don't Re-Invent the Wheel- A Time Saving Tip in Cardmaking

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Are you ready to supercharge your cardmaking productivity? In this week's tip video, I'm sharing one of my tried-and-true secrets for designing and creating cards efficiently. Trust me, it's a game-changer!

No more wasting time trying to reinvent the wheel—watch the video on YouTube now to uncover this handy tip that will revolutionize your cardmaking process. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this tip is sure to save you time.

So what are you waiting for? Click below to watch the video and unlock your cardmaking efficiency today! Happy crafting!


Do you have any time-saving tips for cardmaking?  Comment below and share with us!


Stampin' Up! Last Chance!


Hey there, crafty friends! If you missed last week's LIVE video, you're in for a treat. We dove deep into the Last Chance products that Stampin' Up! is retiring, showcasing over 100 card samples featuring many of these soon-to-be-gone goodies. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on these fantastic products! Check out the video below to get a  peek at what's in store.

Now, I know you're itching to make your shopping list, so I've got you covered. Below, you'll find links to the lists of retiring products from both the Annual Catalog and the current mini catalog. Get ready to shop because the sale begins on April 9th, and remember, these items are available on a While Supplies Last basis! Don't wait too long to grab your favorites—once they're gone, they're gone for good.

Last Chance List Annual Catalog

Last Chance List Mini Catalog

So what are you waiting for? Start browsing the lists, make your picks, and get ready for some crafty fun! Happy shopping, and let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with your order.


Don't Wait...It's Last Chance Time!


The Last Chance Lists for both the big annual catalog and the current mini catalog were published yesterday.  Some of the products will be discounted but that pricing will not go into effect until April 9th.  In the meantime, begin making your lists, and if there is something that is retiring that you really want or need, be sure to get it now.  These items are on a While Supplies Last basis!  Don't wait if there is something you want!

Last Chance List Mini Catalog

Last Chance Annual Catalog

On my LIVE this week, I plan to do a catalog walk-thru to point out "retiring items".  Mark your calendars to tune in LIVE or watch the replay.

Tune in on Thursday, March 21st4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, 1 PM PTYou may watch the LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.YouTube:

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Gift Ideas


Easter is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to start crafting some adorable gifts with the Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny stamp set.

One of my favorite gift ideas for Easter is creating special wraps, tags, and packaging for decorative kitchen towels. It's a simple yet thoughtful way to elevate a useful gift into something truly special. And, for those Easter treats and mini gifts, you can make this mini bag with another adorable bunny!


In last week's LIVE video on Facebook and YouTube, we showcased two charming projects using this cute Easter Bunny stamp set. Be sure to check out the recording below for all the inspiration!

Lisa's Inklings:
-The designer paper for the towel wrap measures 3" wide by 12" long.
-The measurements for the treat bag are as follows: Designer Paper- 6" tall x 8 1/2" wide. Score the 8 1/2" side at 3", 4", 7", and 8".  Score the 6" side at 1" (for bag bottom), 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".

Featured Products:
Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272]
Flowering Zinnias 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163469]
A Little Latte 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [163453]

See two other projects with this adorable Easter Bunny stamp set HERE.

Ready to bring these Easter gift ideas to life? Head over to the Stampin' Up! online store to purchase the Easter Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [160272] and all the supplies you need to create these delightful projects. Let's make this Easter season extra memorable with handmade gifts from the heart!

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Card for A Friend with Latte Love

Little-latte-card-live-1Today's project is one that we made in last week's LIVE on Friday.  The Latte Love Bundle is one of the new Online Exclusives from Stampin' Up! that is not in any catalog but can only be found in the online store.

With the Latte Love Stamp Set, create fun paper crafting projects with coffee-themed imagery and heartfelt sentiments and brighten someone’s day! Make the mug design the centerpiece of your card front and fill it with the coffee or hot chocolate designs. Stamp the coffee bean, coffee drop, or spoon images repeatedly to make fun backgrounds, or just add a couple of stamped coffee designs as accents on your cards for coffee-loving friends! You’ll love the cozy vibe this set will bring to your crafts. Just choose the color palette and coloring tool of your choice to complete your projects, and you’re all set!

The Latte Love Dies include a French press, mug, spoon, and breakfast accessories die cuts to your projects. Create a rich breakfast table scene. Combine the outline and full beverage images for a complete look and add some extra details like the cup or coffee bean designs. Or just add some of the die-cut elements as fun accents to a card background and bring depth and layers to your projects!



Now that you've  seen the video and read this post, visit the the Online Store to add these to your collection.

Too Many Words? Say What You Want To Say


Ever find yourself struggling to fit the perfect sentiment onto your card? You're not alone! Sometimes, those sentiment stamps can have a little too much to say. But fear not, because today's tip video has a simple suggestion that's sure to come in handy!

In this quick and easy tutorial, we'll show you a clever trick that works with many sentiment stamps. It's a game-changer for those times when you need to get your message across with just the right words.

Ready to streamline your sentiment stamping process and take your cards to the next level? Watch the video below to learn more!


So if you're tired of wrestling with wordy sentiments and searching for just the right fit, be sure to try this tip from today's video tutorial. You'll be amazed at how this simple trick can make a world of difference in your cardmaking projects.

Hexagon Spring Box Fun Fold Card Class


By Special Request! 
Hexagon Spring Box Class $15

Are you ready to send your family and friends a beautiful card that they will love to display?

I am so excited to share this great project as a class!
Watch as I guide you through the steps to create this unique and eye-catching card. Plus, I'll share additional samples of the Hexagon Spring Box in the video to spark your creativity and inspire your own crafting adventures.

  • This class will include 30-minute video tutorial with instructions that are easy to follow

  • On the class page, you will also have access to cutting measurements so that you can create this card over and over again.  Once you start, you will certainly want to make many!

  • You will be able to create this super fun fold card with supplies that you have on hand.

  • This card folds down to fit in one of our standard-size (Medium) envelopes.

  • You'll have EASY Access, 24/7, so you can work at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you

  • Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, this class is designed to enhance your card-making skills.
    This class is perfect for anyone looking to send or give an extra special card to your loved ones! 

 Price for this Class is only $15!


A Whole Latte Love!


Are you ready to add a little "latte" love to your crafting projects? Well, you're in luck because I'm thrilled to introduce this brand new suite - A Little Latte - as one of the NEW Online Exclusives from Stampin' Up! And guess what? It's available starting today!

This suite of products is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys cozying up with a delicious warm drink. From the charming stamp set and coordinating dies to the delightful designer paper and coordinating embellishments, there's something here for every coffee enthusiast.

The card sample you see above showcases the gorgeous designer paper, which features an array of images that are perfect for die-cutting or fussy-cutting. Whether you're creating cards for friends, scrapbooking memories of your favorite coffee dates, or simply indulging in a little crafting therapy, this suite has you covered.

Ready to see this suite in action? Check out the video below, featuring the talented designers behind this wonderful collection.

Grab your own A Little Latte Suite Collection today to add a touch of warmth and whimsy to your next crafting project! Click here---> A Little Latte Suite Collection--- to get your hands on it now!