Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Eagle Scout Congratulations Card – Version #2

eagle scout congrats v2

Another Eagle Scout congrats card for Cousin Pati.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Real Red, Sahara Sand, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, dies – Spellbinders (star, rectangle), Taylored Expressions (arrow banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired), twine – Martha Stewart.


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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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Sunflower Shower Card

sunflower shower

Remember the sunflower project I was working on? My mother is attending a bridal shower for the lover of sunflowers, and this is what I came up with for a shower card.

I created a cute little scene, with heart shaped raindrops in translucent embossing paste falling on a smiling sunflower.

Here is a close up of the raindrops:

sunflower shower close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic E53, R29, YG25, YR04, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hill), Memory Box (clouds), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Green and Gold Graduation Card

taite 2015 grad

This is for a family member, her school colors are green & gold.

I didn’t have the right golden yellow color, so I colored a piece of YoYo Yellow cardstock (retired) with my Copic Y18 marker.

Does anyone else still have the huge 4 oz container of Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory embossing powder? I bought it maybe in 2003, and I still have plenty. Same with the 4 oz Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear (but I rarely use this – I have moved on to “finer” grit powders for clear). The 4 oz size was discontinued within a few years of when I bought it.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Forest Foliage (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired) inks – Copic Y18, Tim Hotz/Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, VersaMark, stencil – Heidi Swapp, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


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80th Shaker Birthday Card

aunt dune 80 shaker v2

There was a birthday party this past weekend, celebrating my aunt’s 80th birthday. She is a HUGE Baltimore Orioles fan, the invitation looked like a baseball jersey. So, I went with that theme for her card. “Celebrate!” is embossed on the white background, the flowers/dots were stamped there as well. I threw chunky glitter, sequins, and assorted glass beads (Stampin’ Up!, circa 2004, Earths collection) into the shaker. AND, I think I got the amount right this time.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), inks – Palette Noir Black, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, beads – Stampin’ Up!, chunky glitter – Stampin’ Up!, dies – Lawn Fawn (rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, silver cord – Paper Mart.


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Happy Star Wars Day!!

star wars day 2015

Could not resist doing this. The force was too strong! This went to college yesterday, hidden in a bag of groceries for one of the offspring.

May the 4th be with you!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Creative Imaginations Star Wars, Papertrey Ink White, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, sticker – Creative Imaginations, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


#Congrats Wedding Note Card

hashtag wedding congrats note

As you can see, I am still working on refilling the LOVE section of my card basket.

Really, REALLY happy with how this turned out…wish I knew a young couple getting married!

#happyhumpday

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, JustRite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel (retired), Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, E53, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, silver cord – PaperMart.


Just My Type Note Card

just my type paper note

Trying to get back “into routine” after the holidays, and I am struggling. I expected to sit down at the craft table, and have multitudes of creative ideas flow out. Just not happening. I’ve seen so many cute Valentine themed items go by on other blogs…I am not even interested in work on Valentine’s Day items yet.

Well, to quote Scarlett O’Hara, “tomorrow is another day!”

I’ve had this paper strip of typewriters sitting on my work space for 3 days, trying to work it onto a card. I decided to NOT make a Valentine out of it.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding, Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, tape – Scotch Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic floss – DMC.


Quick Washi Tape Gift Tag

washi xmas tag

Still trying to make sure I have enough gift tags when I start wrapping gifts.

Cookie update: last double batch to be baked this morning! 10 varieties, almost all packaged up to be delivered to friends and family.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver Mirror, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Impression Obsession (snowflake), washi tape – Recollections, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Holiday Scrap Tags 2014

scrap tags 2014

Still working on gift tags for home.

Had a really productive holiday prep weekend here…got my Christmas cards assembled, the tree decorated, and one batch of cookies baked (and into the freezer).

Tool alert – I recently purchased an Artist’s Loft Junior T-Square at my local Michael’s store. I pulled it out yesterday, to help me place the computer generated sentiments (printed, then die cut) on the inside of my cards. OH, MY! How did I not have one of these years ago?? (truth be told, I have a big t-square with my Engineering Graphics tool kit from NCSU Fall 1979 semester, but it is too big to use with greeting cards!) Made placing the sentiment a quick & easy job!

Have a great Monday!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, protector, left), Papertrey Ink (bookmark, center), Spellbinders (rectangle, right), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, metallic cord – PaperMart, red/white cord – Offray.