Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Congrats Note Card

floral scrap silver congrats

When I made the graduation card over the weekend, I realized, “oh, SNAP! I need lots of graduation cards this year!” I went rummaging through my scrap collection and came up with this floral background (yes, Terry, you do recognize it!) that fit perfectly on a note card. I die cut “congrats” and added some silver cord.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Impression Obsession, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, silver cord – PaperMart.


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College Graduation Card

um graduation card

I needed a graduation card lickety split on Sunday, for one of Offspring1’s roommates. LUCKILY, I still had some of my University of Maryland scrapbooking paper.

Supplies: Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Sports Solution University of MD, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, die – Impression Obsession, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Another Paper Pumpkin May 2015 Birthday Card

paper pumpkin may 2015 celebrate card

I made another original birthday card using the supplies in the Paper Pumpkin May 2015 kit. I stamped the balloon on different colors and embossed with clear embossing powder, then fussy cut them. The strings are Coats Metallic Silver thread. The striped layer is cut from the cards included in the kit (as is the Bermuda Bay balloon). The Bermuda Bay strip was embossed in the Tim Holtz bingo card embossing folder.

close up of embossed balloons{ click on any photo to enlarge }

Here is a close up of the embossed balloons – I think maybe next time I do this, I will do two layers of embossing powder.

And Stampin’ Up!, if you are reading? I would have LOVED to have gotten 2 different sized balloon dies (one to match the balloon stamp, one to cut the balloons that we got as punch outs for the gift bag) with this kit. OR at least the option to purchase the 2 dies that match this kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, pieces from Paper Pumpkin May 2015 kit, inks – VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, thread – Coats Metallic.


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Lacrosse Thank You Note Card

blue gold lax thank you

I was asked to make thank you note cards with the colors of blue and gold, and the theme of lacrosse.

BUSY week here. Off to the Senior Awards Assembly with Offspring3 this morning!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight,Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired).


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80th Shaker Birthday Card

aunt dune 80 shaker v2

There was a birthday party this past weekend, celebrating my aunt’s 80th birthday. She is a HUGE Baltimore Orioles fan, the invitation looked like a baseball jersey. So, I went with that theme for her card. “Celebrate!” is embossed on the white background, the flowers/dots were stamped there as well. I threw chunky glitter, sequins, and assorted glass beads (Stampin’ Up!, circa 2004, Earths collection) into the shaker. AND, I think I got the amount right this time.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), inks – Palette Noir Black, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, beads – Stampin’ Up!, chunky glitter – Stampin’ Up!, dies – Lawn Fawn (rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, silver cord – Paper Mart.

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