Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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.


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On A Whim Emoji Note Cards

I spent this past weekend LOVING the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (6 x 6, 36 sheets). The only “bad” thing – there are 36 unique papers – no repeats. I am officially OUT of emoji paper!

Kitchen update:  The backsplash hit a SNAFU 2 weeks ago. The glass tile I fell in love with (YES, a splurge…it is a small kitchen) is persnickety to install. We had to order a few more boxes of glass tile after the first attempt to install did not go well (no stamps for me for a while!). Yesterday, round 2 of installation began, with a different contractor. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED. On the bright side, I have a whole box of individual 1 x 1 inch glass tiles to use for some project (the top of a coffee table, maybe?).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Almost Madras Square Birthday Card

My father turned 83 this week! This is one of the cards I made for him. The On A Whim paper reminded me of a madras sport shirt (he loves colorful plaid shirts in the summer). He didn’t notice – he was blinded by the batch of low fat brownie bites I made for him.  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Bright and Cheery Note Cards

I recently picked up a 6 x 6 inch pad of American Crafts paper and coordinating washi tape – On A Whim by Amy Tangerine. It is perfectly bright and cheery!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (curved banner), washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Big Butterfly Mother’s Day Card

stump 2014 mom butterfly

This is the second card for my mother.

I embossed the large butterfly in black on watercolor paper, and painted the orange and yellow (from watercolor crayons) on with an aquabrush. Decided to be brave and fussy cut it out.

The blue sky is adhesive backed fabric that I found in my hoard. I know WHERE I bought it, just no concept of WHEN.

I cut a hilly horizon out of green, and cut little tiny grass slits.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts fabric paper, Bazzill Lime, Canson watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolor crayons – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Kitchen Canister Birthday Card

canister birthday

I found this cute canister paper at the end of September, when I was shopping for supplies for a kitchen/cooking themed birthday card.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.