Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


I Like You Note Card

I love punny cards – I would rather get a punny card over a romantic card any day.

(and, YES, from Offspring3!  😉  )

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, ink – Copic E23, E53, Y13, Y18, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger clear.



Ice Cream Feel Better Note Card

This is one of the cute little $4 or $5 sets that Offspring3 gifted me.

I am all about chocolate ice cream…it can be helpful in almost any situation.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, C1, C3, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Breath of Kindness Note Card

Offspring3 received a free package of PinkFresh Studio Felicity Washi Stickers with a recent Simon Says Stamp order (which, was all for me…she is a generous one!).

I saw this sentiment, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), PinkFresh Studio washi sticker.

Llama Sticker Tiny Note Cards

I found these fun llama stickers in Target’s Dollar Aisle on Monday.  I had to get them. They are just flat stickers (not puffy). The sentiments and hearts do have glitter.


Stickers are not usually my choice for any project.

So, I made enclosure sized note cards. The finished size is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Offspring3…you aren’t still reading, are you?? No peeking! Move along!

Here are the note cards:


and here are the envelopes:

(I bought a 500 count box of these enclosure envelopes on clearance – maybe in 2008 – for $5!)

Offspring3…if you are still lurking…these notes are hidden somewhere in your room.

Supplies: Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, stickers – Target $ Aisle.

Botantical Collage Birthday Card

When I stamped the background collage for Offspring3’s birthday card a few weeks ago, I stamped multiple sheets of the collage (the MISTI made that easy!).

This version was stamped using Simon Says Stamp inks in Hot Mama (a dark orchid) and Deep Purple. The inks are new to me. I was THRILLED to find my blended ink color matched a piece of Plum Punch card stock I had in my stash.

I have had an entire set of Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads forever. I did update to the “new” Stampin’ Up! foam pads in 2012, and, alas, while I have gotten my money’s worth out of these ink pads, it is time to reink or buy new ink pads. The pads I have reinked have changed color (gone darker), which doesn’t make me a happy camper. Ink pads are a big investment, so I am going to be researching other brands that have come onto the market since I made my original investment in 2002.

And here is a birthday note card I made out of the leftover collage:

If you don’t mind, think good thoughts for my family again today! I will be back at the hospital with my parents, my mother is having a procedure called Endovascular Coiling for her unruptured brain aneurysm.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, inks – Simon Says Stamp Deep Purple, Hot Mama, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.

Thanks a Latte Note Card

This really cute Avery Elle coffee themed set was one of the Christmas gifts – it is adorable. I did paper piecing with this (stamped the cup on the Oh Happy Life paper, and fussy cut out the cup body I wanted to use), and after I had glued it into place, I realized the matching die set comes with a die to cut that exact piece. (THANK YOU, Avery Elle!)

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger clear.