Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Leave a comment

You Give Me Butterflies Card

This is another sentiment from my new My Favorite Things sentiment set.

The butterflies are all punched from American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim scraps with a Martha Stewart punch (it punches 2 small and one large butterfly at once, if you want 3 butterflies).

I did think, “oh, my, what have I gotten myself into??” about halfway through the gluing process. I am in love with the final card.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

Advertisements


Leave a comment

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.


6 Comments

Oh Happy Life with Coffee Card

I am not a coffee person, but I know a lot of people who are coffee aficionados. (Confession: I am a Diet Coke person…)

The individual coffee beans were stamped and embossed, then fussy cut.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (coffee cup), My Favorite Things ( In and Out Stitched Rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.


2 Comments

Island Indigo Foliage Birthday Card

This one was quick and easy – thanks to Amy Tangerine’s Oh Happy Life paper!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Oh Happy Life Grateful Card

This is a partial page from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life 6 x 6 pad.

I am struggling with news overload – the Las Vegas tragedy has almost totally replaced the Puerto Rico crisis (in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria).

Hurricanes (and other weather related disasters), I can grasp “how this happened”. My understanding HOW does not make the outcome any less devastating.

Gun tragedies (“home grown terrorist”), like Las Vegas – I cannot wrap my head around these.

I don’t own a gun. I don’t want to own a gun. I don’t want the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) repealed, but I don’t think anyone needs to have a semi automatic (or automatic) weapon.

Enough of my dark mood.

SO…let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s go out and try to make someone’s day better, in whatever way (small or large) we can.

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, twine – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo.


4 Comments

Flamingo Laughter is the Best Medicine Card

A quick, bright card for my friend in the middle of chemotherapy.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.