Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Happy 4th of July – 2018

Independence Day here in the USA!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Gmund Royal, My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Sky (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Memory Box (clouds), Reverse Confetti (arrow/stem), Spellbinders (banner, stars), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.



Cinco de Mayo Note Card

Isn’t this the most adorable alebrije?

Offspring3 brought me two beautiful alebrijes from her last trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, E23, E33, Y17, YG06, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (alebrije), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.

Plaid St. Patrick’s Day Card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Erin go bragh!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger, organdy ribbon – Offray.


St. Patrick’s Day Card

This is for my paretns, who love St. Patrick’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Echo Park Lucky Charm, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green, Stardream Gold, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail Powder.

Alpaca My Scarf Cards

Offspring3 is very generous about feeding my inner stamping monster! She has recently become enamored of the small clear stamp sets that cost less than $5. Most companies have some offering in that range.

This alpaca set is by Lawn Fawn – ADORABLE.

I stenciled snow around the alpaca, and I used my MISTI to get the individual sentiments straight and well spaced.

This is a perfect card for this winter – the past few weeks have been SO COLD. BRRRRRRRR! (I am typing this at 6:00 AM on January 7, 2018 – it is 3 degrees on my outdoor thermometer (suction cupped to the kitchen window)! I later heard the official low at the airport 10 miles east of us was 1 degree.)

And, of course, I finished a second version of this card before getting my photography done:

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, inks – Copic E41, E51, R29, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Soft Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – My Favorite Things (Snowfall), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


You Warm My Heart Holiday Cup Card

Scrounging through paper, I really thought this Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper (sentiment already printed) went well with the red cup.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Ranger.


Falala Holiday Cards

I was running out of time for my personal holiday cards!! The Crate Paper Falala paper pad helped make it easier for me.

How are all of your holiday tasks coming along?

I am in the midst of baking cookies…my hands are so cracked from all of the bowl & pan washing. Wrapping presents and printing the annual calendar are the next items on the list.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil, Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, Stampendous Gold Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.