Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Simple Father’s Day Cards – My Mind’s Eye Paper

sage navy mme fathers day

 

red white blue fathers day

Two quick cards using My Mind’s Eye paper.

mme hello world pad

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC, silver cord – PaperMart.


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So Huggable Snoopy Card

so huggable snoopy

There is nothing better than a Snoopy card!

Happy Friday!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


You Are A Gem Note Cards

orchid and periwinkle gems

I have been working on encouragement and thank you note cards for my basket. The gems were lightly watercolored, and then topped with a coat of clear Wink of Stella.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections chevron, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! watercolor crayon Brilliant Blue, VersaFine Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Light Violet (081), Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, embroidery floss – DMC, organdy ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


Love Tic Tac Toe Valentine’s Day Note Cards

white love tic tac toe

A quick and easy note card! The Stampin’ Up! tic tac toe stamp is from a retired set (A Happy Heart).

Here is a different version:

kraft love tic tac toe

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Real Red, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, embroidery floss – DMC, twine – MarkerPop.


A Little…Makes Everything Better Cards

a little makes everything better duo

Offspring3 gifted me with this Hero Arts stamp set for my birthday last month, and I used it to make these two cards with specific people in mind.

And before I had even photographed them for the blog, Jennifer McGuire’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge popped up. Week 1 is for sharing with Friends & Family. Check and check – one is going to a dear friend, one is going to a family member.

The best part of making handmade cards is being able to share them!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Real Red, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Smoky Gray, Vintage Sepia, die – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, Ranger Liquid Platinum, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, metallic floss – DMC.


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Eagle Scout Congratulations Card

eagle scout congrats

Cousin Pati needs a few cards to congratulate newly minted Eagle Scouts this summer.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Pebbles Americana, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Night of Navy, Real Red, Sahara Sand, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, dies – Impression Obsession (word), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (star), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, red floss – DMC.


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Dachshund with Balloons Birthday Card

dachshund balloon birthday

Just back from a week at the beach, trying to get my crafting feet back underneath of me (and finish the mountain of vacation laundry!).

This is a birthday card for a special friend. I am hoping that it made her smile! (I mailed it as I left for the beach.)

I used an embossing folder to make the background for another project, and used an ink blending tool to spread Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass). But, I decided it didn’t work with the original project.

I think it makes a great backdrop for the excited dachshund and his balloons.

I used my laminator, a Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, foil, and a balloon die to “make” a mylar balloon.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 110, E15, E53, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (dachshund, stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, foil – Ocean Blue ThermOWeb, floss – DMC.


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Flip Flops Card

flip flops on wood

I purchased a sample pack of wood paper sheets from Paper-Papers.com last week. I got 6 sheets of 2 different colors, each in 3 different weights.

This background is the 12 PT Birch variety.

I love how lightweight it is for a layer on a card.

Imagining the wood as a deck, I threw down some flip flops, and hopefully, this summer card will bring a smile to someone. I have an old template (from maybe 2004) of a flip flop that I got from a Stamper’s Sampler Take Ten magazine, and I dug that out to use here. I dry embossed the patterned flip flop layer with an embossing folder.

Here is a close up, I think the grain of the wood is a little more visible:

flip flops on wood v2

Supplies: Stamp – Hampton Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers Birch 12PT, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope DSP (retired), Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, floss – DMC,  embossing folder – Darice, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hogs and Kisses Card

falling hearts hogs and kisses

Another card with a falling heart background – loving that stencil. It just seemed to go perfectly with the “Hogs and Kisses”.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Copic R29, R81, RV11, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


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Fox-like Shiba Inu Card

yoyo foxy shibe tag

I have mentioned, we love Shiba Inus. This Lawn Fawn fox is very similar to a Shiba Inu, especially if I color it not so red.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – Copic E53, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (fox), Reverse Confetti (tag & hole protector), Simon Says Stamp (word bubble), washi tape – Stampin’ Up!, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.