Rhino Ready Birthday!


The All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit is special for many reasons, but when you subscribe to this month’s kit, you’ll get a FREE box organizer! The organizer can be customized to different sizes of compartments, depending on what you want to store. It’s a great way to keep track of products from past kits. Subscribe today to get the April kit and the free box organizer!


The April Paper Pumpkin kit focuses on optimism and renewal. The sentiments in the kit were designed to focus on just that! The included photopolymer stamp set has four sentiments that celebrate the simple things and encourage growth and healing. It’s a great set to have on hand that can be used for multiple occasions.


The All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit has a unique theme that focuses on beautiful cherry blossoms! Cherry blossoms represent positivity, renewal, and a fresh start. The die cut pieces in this kit are detailed to reflect these exact principles. They are filled with bright coloured pinks, and dotted with iridescent foil. It’s a detail that won’t go unnoticed!

This kit includes:

  • 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
  • 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
  • Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
  • Unique embellishments and twine.
  • Adhesives to complete the projects.
  • Final card size: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (14 x 10.8 cm). 
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.
  • FREE box organizer

3D Self Closing Gift Box

I hadn’t made these 3D boxes for a few years and thought I’d share the process with you.

I hope you enjoy the YouTube tutorial. If you’re new to my channel, please subscribe if you’d like to see more of my videos…. and don’t forget to hit the “LIKE” button.

thanks for taking the time to watch…

Check out the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – click on the links below to check out the entire collection. These items will not be in a catalogue and are only available through the online store.

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Please let it be Spring!!!

This was my view at 7 am today (March 4th). Come on Spring!!!

With Spring, (March 1), we see the end of Sale-a-bration. I’d like to thank everyone who placed an order with me one Sale-a-bration and got to enjoy the free gifts from Stampin’ Up! If you haven’t received your thank you cards/gifts yet, they should be there in the next few days.

This collection includes new exclusive bundles (check out the Rhinos – cuteness overload), Dies, kits and more – AND…. on the last page, Stampin’ Up! has returned two of the circle punches to the fold. YAYY!!

This month’s swap card was unfortunately, a necessary one. We all find ourselves in the position to have to send a sympathy card from time to time and this month was no exception.

  • for this card I used Old Olive for my card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • the next layer is basic White – 4 x 5-1/4
  • the Old olive matte is 3-3/4 x 5, and you’ll also need a piece that is 2-1/8 x 2-1/2 for the floral cut out matte
  • the top Basic White measures 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
  • The Inside sentiment is from Very Best Occasions Stamp set and the “sending Hugs” is from Splendid Thoughts Stamp set.
  • check out the tutorial here
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Have you ever wondered if your sentiment will fit on your punched element?

I saw a great hint a few years ago, when I joined Stampin’ Up! regarding using Punches in your paper craft. I used to struggle matching a punched element to fit a certain sentiment, but with this tip, I struggle no more.

I cut a 3″ square of card stock (I use a darker one, usually retired), and punch out the punch in the centre of the square.

Once I have several punched out, I place them in a laminating envelope and run them through my laminating machine. I got this one at Walmart, when the pre-school sale was on in August a few years ago. They’re not overly expensive to start with, but I love a good deal. I can get 6 comfortably in a laminating envelope. Make sure you leave at least 1/2″ between each so you can trim them easily.

I punch a hole in the top left corner of each finished punch sample and keep them on a metal shower curtain loop (because that’s what I had handy lol). I label each one with the Name, Part number and which catalogue it’s from. I did have the prices on them but realized some were US$ and some Cdn$. I will revamp when I can include the correct Canadian Prices. This list goes back about 5 years, when I started as a demonstrator.

I hope you found this tip helpful. Feel free to download the PDF of the labels. As with the embossing folders, I used the Avery 5167 Return Address labels. If I’ve missed any punches, please let me know and I’ll update the list.

Keep your Embossing folders organized

Today I’ve been catching up on some organization and creating my Embossing folder samples. Please contact me if you’re interested in the PDF of the labels, if you would like to reorganize your embossing folders like this. I used Avery 5167 Return Address Labels. Click on the red download button below to download the PDF file. I’ve included folders for the past 4-5 years.

My “bookmarks” are 2″ x 5″ and I’m using the (retired) Scalloped Tag Topper, but any punch tag topper will work for you. I keep them organized with a split ring, available at any stationary store or probably even at the dollar store

I’ve rediscovered Tea Boutique

When I was doing some reorganization in my craft room on the weekend, I found a package of Tea Boutique DSP. It’s a 6 x 6″ collection of sweet tea pots, florals and backgrounds. I also found a part package of the Tea Boutique note cards and got out the stamp set and dies.

In the above blue sample, I used the Deckled Rectangles to cut out the front Basic White panel out of the first matte (4 x 5-1/4) , since it was going to be covered anyway. I also cut the solid cup from the DSP piece, which I actually cut from the front of one of the Tea boutique note cards. I cut this piece at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. I used Starry Sky card stock to cut the decorative cup die to layer onto the DSP cup

In this card, I “cased ” the catalogue. The catalogue is a great source of inspiration, if you’re ever not sure where to start. I created a Tahitian Tide water colour wash as the base colour on the Thick Basic white , then stamped off the leafy element before stamping on the card front. I used the solid tea cup die for the floral cups and layered the fancier cup die cut onto a matching card stock solid cup.

In these two cards, I made a crossover “envelope” for the removable note card. I used the Very Best Trio punch to create interest in the top corners of the note card. I have a YouTube tutorial in the works. for this one.

Don’t forget to check out the catalogues for great inspiration. You will be amazed at how quickly you start seeing new ideas grow in your own creations.

Here is a list of the products that I used

A Beautifully Happy Birthday

Don’t you love this floral stamp? I needed some cards for my upcoming birthdays, and I absolutely love this set. (This set is free, by the way, with a qualifying purchase of $120). The flowers are 2-step, meaning you stamp the outline with one stamp, then stamp the coloured parts with the fill-in stamps. This set is “Distinctive” meaning it can look like you’ve used two different colours, but it is just the way the stamp is formed. It’s a very simple card. The base is Evening Evergreen (8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4). The Designer Series Paper is Texture chic from the Annual Catalogue – 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the floral design on Basic White using Early Espresso ink, Pale Papaya for the main flowers, Evening evergreen for the leaves, and Cajun Craze for the top flower element, as well as the dots around the flower. I also used Pale Papaya on a blending brush to give some highlight around the flower stem. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso, as is the little bee.

Just to switch it up a little, I used the Layering Diorama Dies to cut out the basic white and mounted it on dimensionals.

I hope you like this card enough to make one and wish someone a happy birthday. PS – happy birthday to all you January babies out there!!

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Cute Desk Calendar – Love Cats & SAB Dandy Delights

Happy New Year!

Every year I make these cute desk calendars for myself and my friends. Having my own black cat, Georgie, I was immediately drawn to the Love Cats Stamp set. The antics remind me of my two fur babies, so this stamp set was first on my preorder list!! The products that I used in this project are available starting today, January 5th, 2023, in the January to April mini catalogue as well as the Sale-a-bration Brochure, where I was able to get the Dandy Designs paper for free with my qualifying order.

Check out my tutorial on my YouTube channel here. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Here is a list of the supplies I used

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New Year – New Catalogue

First of all – Happy New Year.  AND – many, many thanks to all of you who have helped me succeed in my Stampin’ Up! and quilting businesses.  Thank you for your purchases, thank you to those who joined my team and of course   –  thank you to my new friends.  I couldn’t do this without your continued support of my online store, YouTube Channel and Facebook groups.   

I’m blessed to be able to have my quilting business, as well as my Critters’n Ink and still have time for my family and friends. My grandchildren are growing like weeds.  Isla is now 3, Olivia will be 2 in a couple of weeks, and Aidan will be 2 in April.  

As always please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  These catalogues both go “live” on January 5th.

Once again, I’m offering a paper share from the new Mini Catalogue. There are some beautiful new Designer Series Papers  and if you’re thinking – wow!! I ‘d love to have that new  paper but would I use it all?   Here’s a solution for you.

How about a paper share??  ** All prices include taxes and shipping

Package #1. – $62

You will receive a 6 x 6″ sample of every one of the double sided patterned Designer Series papers from each of the 10 packages.

Package #2 – $20

You will receive a 6 x 6″ sample of each of the Specialty papers from each of the 4 packages.  These include shimmers, vellums and a one-sided metallic.

Package #3 – $75

Combine Packages 1 and 2 and get $7  off the combined price.

Once again – Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.  I look forward to seeing you in person this year.

Many thanks

Lise Taber

Critters’n Ink Designs


Sneak Peek – Beautifully Happy

This beautiful stamp set is FREE with a qualifying purchase in January. I love the 2-step stamping on this card. I hope you enjoy the tutorial video.

These products will be available as of January 5th, but I couldn’t resist digging in to my preorder. My friend and fellow demonstrator, Doreen Teasdale designed this card, and was gracious enough to let me “case” it for my video.

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