Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Lighthouse Paint Chip Anniversary Card

I went to Lowe’s last week, in search of Stainless Steel appliance cleaner/polish. Of course I brought paint chips home with me. The paint chips sat on top of my paper cutter, next to the computer for a few days. Husband asks, “are you going to paint something?” Wife answers, “no, I use them in my crafting.” Husband grumbles, “you use them crafting???”

(I went looking back in my card photos – I started stamping in the fall of 2002, and I have been using paint chips since at least mid 2005. Granted, Husband does not see everything card or project I make.)

So, of course, I had to use a paint chip on the anniversary card for aforementioned Husband.

The paint chip is a LARGE one, 3.75 x 9 inches. I trimmed off 1/4 inch both ways to make it fit my T-A-L-L card (finished size 4 x 9.25 inches…it fits into a business size A10 envelope).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic Boo, R24, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse, seagulls), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Striped Anniversary Card

Has anyone seen my mojo? Or my crafting time?

Both have seemed to disappear this week.

So…a quick card for today. I love this the way it is, but, depending on who I send it to, I may add some flowers or foliage to the corners of the sentiment banner.

Have a nice weekend!

Supplies:  Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Sterling Silver.

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Painted Blooms Anniversary Card

I had to hustle to make an anniversary card for the in-laws, and my mojo was GONE. I searched my paper collection and found this piece from Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms. (Hubby even asked if I hand painted the card, so my efforts worked. I answered honestly…”not my work…very pretty paper”.  😉 )

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil DelightPacific Point, Painted Blooms DSP (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


Bride and Groom Congratulations Card


If I haven’t mentioned it, I am working on wedding and anniversary cards.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E11, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


Floral Anniversary Card – Lilly Pulitzer Inspired

I am still receiving Lilly Pulitzer marketing e-mails multiple times a week (I buy one planner (a gift) once a year). I do enjoy the inspiration the fabrics provide! This was not based on any specific Lilly fabric pattern, just on her signature bright style.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing Powder Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Lattice Medallion Background Anniversary Card

I’m really not sure what to call this background! Is it a lattice pattern? A medallion pattern? (There is no design name on the stencil packaging…I have looked!)

ANYWHO…I blended inks over the stencil, added a few pieces of foliage and a sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (foliage), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Red White and Blue Anniversary Card

A very generic, un-mushy anniversary card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Darice, wood hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.