Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Blue Bold Blooms Sympathy Card

je big blooms sympathy

This is post number 700 for me. How is that even possible??

I inked up my Bold Blooms by Essentials by Ellen (Julie Ebersole) over the weekend. Just in love with these images!

Supplies: – Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Hero Arts Dog Cards

hero arts dog person

I was in my local JoAnn’s last week (needed iron-on patches for someone’s twill pants), and ALL wood mounted rubber stamps were 50% off. It looks like JoAnn’s liquidating their stamp section. I love these two from Hero Arts.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Kaleidoscope designer, Marina Mist, ink – Copic RV11, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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60th Anniversary Card

60th anniversary 2015

Did you know that the 60th anniversary is the Diamond Anniversary? I had to look that up, so I knew which way to go with this card. I have never made (bought or sent) a 60th anniversary card before.

This is for the in-laws…she is the fan of yellow, he is the fan of blue. Silver glitter paper is being the “diamond”.

There is a vellum tag offset behind the navy one.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Recollections Silver Glitter paper, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Staples vellum, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, tag protector), Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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Beachy VW Birthday Card – Papertrey Ink March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti march 2015 beachy VW birthday

I am back for Papertrey Ink’s March 2015 Blog Hop Challenge!

Here is this month’s inspiration:

pti march 2015 blog hop inspiration

And boy, did it challenge me. I have been struggling with challenges this month. The inspirations have not inspired me (too much winter or too many hours on the couch with Netflix? Who knows!), or my attempts look too contrived.

Here are my first attempts at the challenge:

pti march 2015 attempts

I really, REALLY wanted to use my new Bold Blooms (Essentials by Ellen/Julie Ebersole) stamps, but I try to use Papertrey Ink products for the Papertrey Ink blog hop (seems only fair!). After the first 3 misses, I went back to my storage drawers and found the PTI Enjoy the Ride stamp set.

What is not to love about a yellow VW Bug on the beach with a plane banner (the plane flew off the card – ha!)? I used my blending tool to create the sky and the sand. Even pulled out the OLD Papertrey Ink Chai and Chamomile ink cubes I bought years ago and never used.

Thanks for stopping by!

clementine bug 1971our last VW bug, circa 1971

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, inks – Copic B0000, C1, YR68, Papertrey Ink Chai, Chamomile, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemon, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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For You Square Card

bold blooms on paint chip

I splurged and bought the Bold Blooms collection (2 sets of dies, 1 set of stamps) designed by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen product line.

You know Julie Ebersole is my crafting crush, right? I know I have mentioned it before.

I die cut the open flowers, mounted them on a paint chip (Lowe’s).

This card is 4 1/4 square – I wanted to match the shape of the paint chip. It still fits into an A2 envelope, I just glue in a strip of paper to keep it from shifting.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats Metallic iridescent white.


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Sending You Hope Card

sending hope faux photo

I am still working on encouragement cards for someone undergoing breast cancer treatment.

For this card, I didn’t want it to be blatantly BREAST CANCER. The pink background and tulips are a nod in that direction.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! designer (retired), Soft Sky, So Saffron, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.

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