Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Checked Gift Tags

I allotted my morning time on Wednesday to gift tags, and I got 7 made, along with a note card.

This checked paper is from last year’s Crate Paper Falala pad.

Here are the backs of the tags.

You can see on the middle one there was a rogue dot from some other die cut – I got quite a nice impression.

The red snowflake is one out of the pile I had after finishing my parents’ Christmas cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Crate Paper Falala, My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), My Favorite Things (outstitched rounded rectangle, snowflake), Reverse Confetti (holly), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.

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You Are My Anchor Card

Recently, Simon Says Stamp was giving away the Gina K. Designs mini wreath builder template and stamp set with ANY order. So, I went scouring for a mini stamp set and die (less than $10 total). I wound up with this Waffle Flower set (I already own multiple anchor stamps/dies, but no sentiments that coordinate with an anchor). Great! AND I dug up a $5 coupon, which helped with shipping.

I blended distress inks over a stencil onto Strathmore Bristol paper – so smooth for blending.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Waffle Flower (anchor), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, floss – DMC.


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Christmas Around the World Quilted Gift Tags

I bought this paper on clearance, and now I am thinking that most of it is too dark. (and I don’t have any wrapping paper that it coordinates with – when has THAT ever stopped me??!).

ANYWAY, the tags are double sided. My photos don’t match because I forgot to take the photo of the back until after dinner (in the basement – not natural light!).  The paper is really white.

Supplies:  Stamps – Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Christmas Around the World DSP, Real Red, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (hole protector), Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart, twine – Offray


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Two Layer Holiday Tags

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I invested in a new die set from My Favorite Things called Fold-Up Tags. What is unique with this set is that the top layer dies (3 with different bottom edge cuts) have a score line near the top that lets you fold back the top layer (neatly!) to see what is underneath after the top and bottom layers are glued together.

I used scraps from Crate Paper, Lawn Fawn, and…hmmm…that blue glitter snowflake paper…Recollections, maybe?

On the base layers I stamped “to: from”.

Supplies:  Stamps – Scrapbook.com, paper – Crate Paper FaLaLa, Lawn Fawn, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections glitter (maybe!), Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart, twine -Offray.


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Holiday Tags 2018

I stumbled upon a Scrapbook.com stamp set of holiday tag greetings over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. With the discount available, I had to do it!

Supplies: Stamps – Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (rectangular tag), Taylored Expressions (curved top tag), hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart, twine – Offray.


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Square Holly Wreath Season’s Greetings Card

I was playing around with the Gina K Designs 3.75 inch wreath template again. I stamped the Hero Arts holly leaves in 3 different colors of distress ink to create the wreath, then colored the berries with a distress marker.

The finished card is 4.25 inches square.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail gold, gold cord – Paper Mart.


Polar Bear Nose BOOP v2.0 Card

Here is another sample card for my parents.

I die cut the snowflakes out of the red background, so the card base shows through.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We are not hosting, but traveling to be with the in-laws. Have a happy & safe holiday!

I’ll be back with a card on Monday.

Supplies: Stamps – Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG10, BV25, C00, C1, G03, R11, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, snowflakes), tag punch – Stampin’ Up!, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.