Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Hippo Birthday To You Card

 

I love this hippo from Essentials by Ellen. The sentiment in the set is “hippo birdie to you”, as there is a bird in the stamp set. I was using the hippo alone, so I built my sentiment using my JustRite Times New Roman alphabet. The sentiment was cut twice with a stitched rectangle die to make the exact size rectangle I needed.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic T1, T3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hippo, hat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, floss – DMC.

 


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New Home Card, Townhouse Version

While I had my Hero Arts house on my workspace, I made a “townhouse” version of a new home card.

Recently, Offspring3 and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the musical, “Chicago”. (thank you MUCHO, Offspring3!) We took the Metro (I don’t like driving in DC). The walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the Kennedy Center was lovely. This row of houses was my inspiration for the card. Sorry about the wonky angle of the photo, I didn’t stop and square myself up directly across the street.

 

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Christmas Notes – Version 2

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A few more cards for Christmas morning.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

See you back in blog land after the wrapping paper has been cleared away and the guests have gone home.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, JustRite, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Real Red, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, C7, E23, E53, R29, YG25, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Old Olive, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (tiny banner with dinosaur), Taylored Expressions (banner with skaters), glitter – Stickles Crystal, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Hanging Ornament Holiday Cards

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I am working on ideas for a friend’s holiday cards. A work in progress.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Stardream Metallic Juniper, Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Stampin’ Up! (filigree ornament, ornament topper), Spellbinders (solid ornament), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, ribbon – Stampin’ Up!.


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Baptism Card

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One of my friends became a grandmother recently, and she requested a card for her granddaughter’s baptism. The parameters were non-religious, lean towards nature, nursery colors of coral and teal.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (foliage), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (circles), flower punches – Fiskars, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Way 2 Go Card

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I needed to make an encouragement/congratulations card for someone in my life who is celebrating two years of sobriety. So proud of how much work this person has done in those two years!

So, out came the cute little freckled elephant. This time, I colored with Copics and used some Glossy Accents to make the balloons slick and shiny.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Real Red, inks – Copic B28, BV0000, C1, C3, R29, YR68, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Ranger Glossy Accents.


Diamond Anniversary Card

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My parents celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week!

This is an A6 card, with the fold on the left – I pieced together the two sides under a decorative die cut edge that sits on the back of the card.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Note Cards Out of the Scrap Pile

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I went diving into my scrap pile over the weekend, and found pieces that I had embossed, colored, die cut (or some combination of all three), and decided to make a few cards. (I went back and counted…I made 12 cards out of scrap pieces. Not bad!)

Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B00, YR04,VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Darice, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 

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Supplies: Stamp – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Notations DSP (retired), Sahara Sand, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 

 


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Paint Chip and iTunes Card Valentine

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Offspring3 handed back the iTunes card that was a birthday gift (after applying it to account), and the stack of paint chips I snagged from the most recent trip to Home Depot (left on Offspring3’s desk as proof of “I was thinking about you” late in the fall), and said, “MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THIS!”

So I did.

The items were repurposed into a Valentine’s Day card for Offspring3.

Who can say if I was drawn to the colors for ME or because I knew that Offspring3 would love them?

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Apple iTunes card, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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She’s a Brick….House Valentine’s Day Card

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I ordered this brick wall embossing folder (Stampin’ Up!) in the fall, and just never used it. Every time I look at it, I here the Commadores, circa 1977, singing, “She’s a brick…house…”

Instead of fighting that, I just went with it. I have a friend who will appreciate the musical reference when I mail it to her for Valentine’s Day.

And then, a few days later, I had the light bulb moment that I had brick scrapbooking paper…LEGO bricks! (Good thing I stamped an extra sentiment last time!)

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Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, My Favorite Things, paper – Creative Imaginations (LEGO), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bravo Burgandy (retired), Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, ink – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, die – Lawn Fawn, wooden hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnns, twine – MarkerPOP.