Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Hexagon Hello Note Card

A chance to use a hexagon die should never be overlooked!

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lifestyle Crafts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Nautical Red White and Blue Themed Cards

nautical red white blue trio

I am working on thank you note card samples (red, white, blue, nautical feel), and thought I would use the theme to make a few other cards.

Supplies: Stamps Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Stardreams Silver, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Lifestyle Crafts (large anchor), My Favorite Things (small anchor, pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Bright Hexagon Birthday Card

sss 8 29 14 color challenge

Last week, the Simon Says Stamp blog posted a Color Coordinates recipe that struck my fancy.

And, really, this summer I can’t say the word “fancy” without singing along. “I’m so fancy, you already know, I’m in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo.” (why YES, I did just quote Iggy Azalea. Offspring3 keeps my music current!)

But I digress! Back to the card!

Here is the Color Coordinates recipe:

Simon Says Stamp 8.29.14-Recipe-CC-600

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Green Galore (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (hexagon), Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (banner), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Embossed Lace Sympathy Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#65

ric65 lace sympaty (click photo to enlarge)

 The latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#65) is here!

Here is the inspiration look, from Louis Vuitton Resort 2015:

ric65 louis vuitton resort 2015

I was inspired by the lace blouse, and the colors. I embossed in white on cream cardstock. I cut a doily out of Night of Navy cardstock, then cut a rectangle tag out of the doily to make the layer behind the sentiment. I did debate adding crystals or enamel dots, but thought it was better left unembellished.

I can’t think of Louis Vuitton without thinking of the movie “Leap Year” – Anna (Amy Adams) had a Louis Vuitton suitcase, and Declan (Matthew Goode) called it “Louis”. I can’t find my favorite clip about the suitcase, but this one will do just fine.

“Leap Year” Louis Vuitton scene

(sorry, WordPress was not allowing me to embed the video as I was preparing this post!)

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Natural White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (doily), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


Offspring Created Card

a and j nathan card

Offspring2 needed a birthday card for a friend this past weekend, and asked Offspring3 to aid in the process.

I always love to see what they create when they use my tools and supplies!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, VersaMark, dies – Lifestyle Crafts, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder.


Administrative Professionals Day 2014

administrative professionals 2014 for doreen(click on photo to enlarge)

Happy belated Administrative Professionals Day! I try to not post cards before they are presented, I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

I had a friend ask for a set of cards for Administrative Professionals’ Day. She told me they could all be identical, but, as you know, I have difficulty with that! I made them all similar (quilted style), and all of them had the same sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Gray, Echo Park, My Minds Eye, Papertrey Ink White, Pebbles, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Always Apricot (retired), Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Real Red Co’ordinations, Regal Rose (retired), Rich Razzleberry, River Rock (retired), Sage Shadow (retired), Soft Sky, So Saffron, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (hexagon), Spellbinders (all tags, large square), Taylored Expressions (stem silhouette), embossing folders – Provo Craft, square punch – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, button – Stampin’ Up!, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s, ClearBags (narrow silver), linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, baker’s twine – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Reverse Confetti February 2014 Color Challenge – Thank You Card

rc feb 2014 color chall thanks

The colors in this month’s Reverse Confetti February 2014 Color Challenge are cranberry, light blue, and gray.

RC Feb14ColorChallenge

I also incorporated hexagons, I will be submitting this into the current Moxie Fab Happy for Hexagons Challenge.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Bazzil blue, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Lifestyle Crafts (hexagons), Reverse Confetti (tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gingham ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).