Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Cozy Holiday Card

Obviously, my Coffee Cup Tag stamps and dies were still on my craft table! The stamp set is actually a winter holiday set – so, I FINALLY made a winter holiday card.

I stamped the cup image in red ink (multiple times, using the MISTI, to get perfect coverage) and embossed with clear powder. The teal paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day 6 x 6 pad.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Ranger clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.



Cherry, Olive and Gold Be Merry Card

The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set was still on my craft table. And I was looking at the greenery stamps. Hmmm….

I mounted 4 of the greenery stamps on one block and stamped a background, leaving space for the red berries. I was letting it dry, and I searched for a little dot to use to add some gold.

Very mail friendly!!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


St. Patrick’s Day Card



I splurged last St. Patrick’s Day and bought some clearance items to use in the future (I only make one or 2 St. Patrick’s Day cards, I don’t feel pressured to purchase something new every year). This one is for Mom & Dad.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Echo Park Lucky Charm, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Confetti White, Stardreams Gold, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (shamrock), embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, twine – Martha Stewart.


The Day After Christmas 2016


Oh, my!

I hope you had a Christmas that made you smile. I know I did.

I was so busy the past few days, it didn’t dawn on me to set up a post for today. And I’m not quite ready to move on yet.

Today, we are off to the airport. Offspring3 is leaving for a 3 week class in Mexico.

(And, YES, I did stash a few note cards in the luggage…but don’t tell!)

Have a great day.




Christmas Notes – Version 2


A few more cards for Christmas morning.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

See you back in blog land after the wrapping paper has been cleared away and the guests have gone home.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, JustRite, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Real Red, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, C7, E23, E53, R29, YG25, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Old Olive, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (tiny banner with dinosaur), Taylored Expressions (banner with skaters), glitter – Stickles Crystal, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Christmas Notes – Version 1


Since I began making cards (Fall 2002, if you are curious), I have made a card for each family member, to leave with their stocking. Here are two of the cards for this year.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Glorious Green (retired), Not So Navy (I think..whatever it is below the snowman is retired), Real Red, Shimmery White, inks – Copic B0000, B37, BG10, BV25, E53, G17, R29, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflake), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (rectangles), Stampin’ Up! (banner under dog), Taylored Expressions (banner under snowman, dog), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.