Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Wreath Birthday Card

I finally took the plunge and bought the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Bundle (stamp set, 2 wreath templates). YES, I have made my own wreath template, but mine was limited by the size of the largest square die I have (3.5 inches). The 2 included with the bundle are 3.75 and 4 inches.

Here is my first wreath with the 3.75 inch template and some of the small scale stamps. The finished card measures 4.25 inches square. I don’t have square envelopes this size, I just use a regular A2 (holds 4.25 x 5.5 inch card) envelope, with a strip of paper measuring 1.25 x 4.25 inches glued into one end of the envelope (so the card will not slide around).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Key Lime, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Thinking of You Lighthouse Card

I had the lighthouse already stamped & embossed, just waiting to be colored. I tried to make it into an anniversary card, but none of my anniversary sentiments would fit around the lighthouse.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Real Red, inks – Copic B00, C5, R29, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pool and Navy Sympathy Card

For this card, I embossed the Avery Elle bouquet twice onto Pool Party card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, Sterling Silver.


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Bavarian Themed Thinking of You Card

WOOT! I made this in under an hour yesterday morning!  Not saying the mojo stuck around after I got it put together, but I feel better.

So, context. Random, right? Nope. Offspring3 is back in Germany, although not in Bavaria for this trip. She has sent me photos of brezen (pretzels – YUM!), that is where the pretzels came in. The blue diamonds are on the Bavarian flag, so that seemed like the perfect backdrop.

Looking for a Bavarian flag image to post, I stumbled upon Sheldon & Amy demonstrating what I needed!

Offspring3 has already called dibs on this.

Guten tag!

Supplies: Stamps: Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip (retired), Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Caffeine and Kindness Royal Note Card

Happy Friday!

As you can see, I paper pieced another coffee cup for today’s note card. Actually, I paper pieced a bunch of them last weekend, just working my way through them!

This sentiment is from a Right at Home set of sentiments called How Have You Bean?.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Right At Home, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Avery Elle, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Coffee Themed Encouragement Cards

I think this Let’s Venti sentiment is wonderful!

The Perk Up version is a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Dena Designs Happy Girl, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup, sleeve), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pearlized Bouquet Square Birthday Card

OOPS! Another bouquet card! I found a set of Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors (watercolors – the colors are all shimmery) on sale, and this bouquet was already stamped & embossed, waiting in my scrap folder to be the “test piece”.

I die cut the bouquet after it was dry, and popped it up on foam. You can see the pink background along the cut line.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Canson Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Avery Elle, watercolors – Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.