Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Royal and Pizza Celebration Card

So…this is my anniversary card for my hubby. It does have Happy Anniversary on the inside.

The pizza paper was a whim. We have been joking for the last week that we can go get soft serve ice cream to celebrate our anniversary (the local stand was to open for the season on our anniversary…with the pandemic, they are not opening until a later date). Ice cream is NOT pizza, I know. But my ice cream cone paper is bright pink…not a color of my hubby. Pizza paper has blue (the hubby color). We do love pizza (homemade, or Grotto – which was a beach brand until about 3 years ago when they opened a store within 5 miles of us!).

What’s new in your corner of the world?

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ink, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail.


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Love You A Latte Pieced Card

I had this Avery Elle set on my work table (I used a Happy Birthday sentiment stamp), and this card just had to play through.

The cups are paper pieced with Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper.

The background is dry embossed with the cup die (hard to see – I should have used an extra shim!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Navy and Pool Thanks Note Pair

Offspring3 has commissioned a set of thank you note cards for one of her friends. The parameters are greens and blues, nature or outdoors (not floral).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Banner Collage Congratulations Card

Paper scraps seem to be the theme this week! This time, I made a collage out of fishtailed strips.

Supplies:  Stamp – Sugar Pea Designs, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Desert Storm, Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Beachy Vibes Anniversary Card

I was up against a time constraint for this card, and I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper to create a beachy card.

This one was for personal use.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Coffee Themed Encouragement Cards

I think this Let’s Venti sentiment is wonderful!

The Perk Up version is a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Dena Designs Happy Girl, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup, sleeve), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Encouragement Ice Cream Cards

I really wish I could get a version of this ice cream paper with a blue background!

This second card is a note card. And, YES, I have this paper in 2 different sizes – the smaller scale is from a 6 x 6 pad, the larger scale is an individual sheet I purchased separately.

Are you asking, “why ice cream today, Kathy??”

This past weekend, Offspring3 and I went to see “The Color Purple” at The Kennedy Center. It was a lovely show. On the way home, we stopped at our local soft serve stand and ate dessert before dinner!  I got the better end of the deal – she bought the tickets & drove (Metro construction zones, rail closures made it too difficult to go on public transportation), I paid for parking and ice cream.

SO…I have had ice cream on my mind!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Floral Silhouette Thinking of You Card – FMS331

I stumbled on a sketch challenge that intrigued me last week.

The blog is Freshly Made Sketches, and here is the inspiration:

(click on image to go to challenge post)

I used 3 stripes of washi tape because it was so thin. And 2 silhouettes because they were so thin.

Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Outstanding Day Flamingos Card

I am working on another group of breast cancer encouragement cards.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.