Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Green and Purple Baby Shower Gift – Part Two

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Here are the other two designs for the baby shower gift my mother requested.

green purple shower 2

I rummaged through my stash of supplies and found clear boxes to hold the cards (6 of each in a box).

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Supplies : Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Certainly Celery, inks – Copic BV01, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, clear boxes – unknown origin.


Green and Purple Baby Shower Gift – Part One

green purple shower 1

My mother asked me to make baby shower thank you notecards for her to give as a gift. The nursery colors are green and purple. I created four different designs. Here are the first two. I’ll post the others tomorrow.

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Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Certainly Celery, Gable Green (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Whisper White, inks – Copic¬† BV01 , E21 , YG06 , Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, sequins – source unknown.


Unisex Baby Card

unisex baby

A note sized baby card today. Maybe for someone who just found out they were expecting? From my limited experience, most people find out the sex of the baby as soon as possible.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up! (retired), paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Certainly Celery, ink – Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


Baby Girl Card

Baby Girl Miracle

Baby Girl Miracle

I had this cut doily left from a set of monagram note cards I made. I thought it would make a nice, frilly frame for this adorable baby girl.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, retired designer paper, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts, Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s, Copics – RV11, E21, Twinkle Stars – A Muse.


Does the card store have “welcome puppy” cards?

welcome lily

We know a family who is getting a new puppy this week. From the photos I have seen, she is cute as a button. Hmmm…we need to welcome the new puppy to the neighborhood, don’t we? Offspring3 spun the color wheel in her head and gave me “pale pink”. I sponged tan ink onto white card stock to get close to Lily’s coloring.

Now we are just impatiently waiting for Lily to arrive! This card and a new doggie toy are on the dining room table, ready to go.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, JustRite,¬† paper – Papertreyink white, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, retired designer paper, Regal Rose, ink – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Versafine Black Onyx, organdy ribbon – JoAnn Store.


Love Bug Baby Card

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Here is a cute card for a baby boy!

I have such a soft spot for VW Beetles. My Dad had VW Beetles for his business ride (most economical way to spend your transportation allowance in the 1960’s!) from 1964 – 1974. The last one he bought was a 1972 in Clementine Orange. When I turned 16, I learned to drive clutch on that car. My brother and I used it through the beginning of college – I’m guessing it lasted until 1981.

Back to the list of chores for me. Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Papertrey, JustRite, paper – Papertreyink White, LCI Paper Royal Blue, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue,inks: Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Versafine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, dies – Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders.