Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Biggest Fan Scalloped Note Card

This was waiting on Offspring3’s desk when she returned from her trip abroad. #lovethatgirl

I cut 2 of the Reverse Confetti scalloped tag, and glued them together above the fold line (and only folded the front tag on that line). I wanted to tie a ribbon through the tag hole, but, alas, HOW DO YOU EVER GET THAT TO BE EVEN? I glued the hole punch back into the hole, and then mounted a tied ribbon over that with glue dots.


I have been reading A LOT this summer (on book #19 now). On Monday, I finished The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. (and, I am posting an Amazon link, but I borrowed the e-book with my local library card through our state’s digital consortium – I am thrilled that our state has this free service!) What a fascinating (and sad) true story about young women painting clock and watch faces with radium to make them glow. And the companies that didn’t care what the radium did to the workers.

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Mama Elephant (laptop), Reverse Confetti (rounded rectangle, scalloped tag), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Laptop Thanks Note Card

I dug around in my retired Stampin’ Up! supplies for this tiny thanks stamp – I knew it would be perfect on the laptop screen.

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Copic B00, C3, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Mama Elephant, embossing folder – Provo Craft, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Computer Birthday Wishes Card

I needed a more masculine birthday card (What??? Men and boys don’t like floral birthday cards???  😉  ), and decided this computer looked great mounted on a piece of ombre background paper (thanks AGAIN, Amy Tangerine!).

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Hello, Gorgeous Pink Ribbon Card

This card of encouragement is for a friend going through chemotherapy.

I was feeling “paint chip”…and this American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim washi tape made the perfect backdrop.

Supplies: Stamp – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Sherwin Williams paint chip, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


You’re Awesome Monitor Note Card

awesome monitor note

I was happy that the Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies stamp set included the “You’re awesome” stamp. (it’s an inside joke between me and the offspring)

I used the last bit of washi tape on an old Recollections roll to ground the monitor on the gray background.

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, ink – Stampin’ Up! Ballet Blue (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Mama Elephant (monitor), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!/Sizzix, washi tape – Recollections, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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More Computer Themed Note Cards

youve got mail set

I just could not put this Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies set away! It came with so many cute sentiments.

“You’ve Got Mail” was on our cable over two weekends ago (“Sleepless in Seattle” seems to be on almost daily right now…”You’ve Got Mail”, not as often!), so of course I had to use that sentiment on a computer. I also made a snail mail version.

(Maybe a stamp company should put out a set of Nora Ephron movie quotes!)

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – Stampin’ Up! Ballet Blue (retired), Pool Party, Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – MarkerPop (red), Stampin’ Up! (Marina Mist).


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Computer Themed Note Cards

computer note cards me blogging buddies

Quick computer themed note cards!

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Soft Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop (black), Stampin’ Up! (Bermuda Bay).