Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Colorful Buttons Note Card

Last time Cousin Pati stopped by, we were talking about buttons. We both have extra buttons lying around.

I don’t often use buttons on cards – it makes a card expensive to mail.

I did pull out an old Sizzix/Stampin’ Up! Embosslits die – Sweet Buttons, to create paper buttons.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Stampin’ Up! (buttons), corner rounder – We R Memory Keepers.


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Seagull with Chip Note Card

I would love to be on a beach with a seagull trying to steal my lunch right about now.

Hurry up, SPRING!!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C03, C05, C07, YR04, Y11, Y13, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Wisteria Brighter Days Note Card

This sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set. I have been meaning to use it for a while – it is just perfect.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pink Tulip Basket Birthday Note Card

I found this colored scrap in one of my scrap folders. I am 99% sure I colored the image using a blender pen and ink pads.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Shimmery White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Green Galore, Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Bright Pink and Yellow Birthday Note Card

This flower stamp is from a 2007 Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Polka Dots and Paisley. It sits out near my workspace almost all of the time because it has a polka dot stamp that I use to stamp 80% of my envelope flaps (in a coordinating color).

For whatever reason, the little flower caught my eye. I stamped it using Taylored Expressions ink cubes – which worked brilliantly, and were much cleaner than trying to ink the stamp with a full size ink pad.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – My Favorite Things Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Lollipop, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Sweet Little One Elephant Onesie Note Card

My card basket is lopsided on the blue to pink ratio! Add one to the blue side.

I stamped the elephant in gray and embossed. I wanted it to have more loft, so I overstamped in VersaMark (clear) and embossed again. Perfect!  Good thing I left the elephant stamp on the MISTI, so lining up the second stamping was a no brainer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Thinking of You Floral Scallops Note Card

For this card, I embossed a scallops die (Essentials by Ellen) instead of die cutting with it. I like the background texture it created.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!.