Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Labrador Favorite Human Card

This sentiment was included in the Gina K. Designs stamp set that came with the wreath builder templates.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Crate Paper Fa La La, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B24, E33, R21, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


I Need Coffee Note Card

I found this sentiment already stamped in my scrap folder, and thought, “hmmm…will that fit within one of my coffee cup dies??” Yep. And the tan dotted paper is actually from a Christmas paper pad (I get that the white dots are SNOW…but the tan? For Christmas?), but to my eye, it looked like coffee with creamer.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Smiling Pineapple Note Card

Who wouldn’t love a cute, smiling pineapple??

I was inspired by some smiling pineapples on the Paper Smooches blog.

The Hero Arts pineapple is not quite so whimsical, but I think she pulls of the smile quite well!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pixie Pink, inks – Copic Multiliner, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (pineapple), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Early in April, I was watching the premiere of the Trading Spaces reboot…and of course there was a paint chip commercial. Paint chips! Gotta do it for my friends!

These got mailed out before Offspring3 and I left on our adventure.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Bo Bunny Garden Party, Crate Paper Good Vibes, Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Hola Cacti Note Card

The Hola die is new to me (Technique Tuesday), and I thought it was perfect with the Good Vibes cacti paper.

Supplies: Paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Hola), floss – DMC.


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Pink Ampersand New Baby Card

I knew exactly what I would use this ampersand paper for – a baby girl card!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Orchid and Pink Valentine’s Day Card

Last of the Valentines…I had to wait to be sure it was delivered.

The stamp is from Target’s $1 Aisle ($3 for 4 different “I love you” stamps) – thanks, Offspring3!

Only regret – I should have tried to form a heart with the white floss as I was gluing it down.

Another horrible mass shooting at a high school yesterday – just feeling hollow. Thoughts and prayers to the community involved.

Supplies: Stamp – Horizon Group, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Crate Paper, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, floss – DMC.


Love You A Latte Valentine’s Day Card

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is a view of the inside:

The stamp actually says “I love you a latte”, I just didn’t ink the “I”.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Horizon Group, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Papers wood (birch) paper, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (coffee cup), Spellbinders (heart), sequins – Crate Paper, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Flamingo Valentine’s Day Card

OOPS! Guess who forgot to schedule a post for today!

This is for my goofy parents.

I think the flamingo on the right (Dad!) came out a little dark, but I was not willing to scrap the card over me not having the correct marker color.

For the hearts, I mixed a few drops of Real Red inker with embossing paste, and applied over a tiny heart stencil.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, B00, BV01, E11, R11, R24, RV13, V04, Y26, YG23, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, sentiment sticker – Crate Paper (from the SSS February 2016 Card Kit), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Playful Kitten Valentine’s Day Card

This is for the youngest child of my next door neighbors. I don’t know her very well, she is the sister of the Halloween Viking. She is between 2 and 3, so I made a very friendly, safe card (no sequins, buttons or dot gems! no strings or ribbons!).

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper (from SSS February 2016 card kit), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pirouette Pink, Pool Party, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, C5, R11, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat, yarn), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.