Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Silver Embossed Thank You Note Card

I really like this bold thank you stamp by Avery Elle. It just screams to be heat embossed.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Box of Note Cards – Pink Theme

Here is the box of note cards that I gave to my friend who had the Chemo Care Bags project.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Avocado Arts, Gina K Designs, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Calypso Coral, Painted Blooms DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.

 


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Hello Ice Cream Treat Card

This pink cup has been die cut, sitting on my craft table for at least 2 weeks. While I was reading. I put together the card yesterday, just after I posted that I had no mojo.

SO, I AM TRYING.

Cute, nothing groundbreaking.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (cup, swirly topper), Taylored Expressions (banner), washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, straw – Safeway 🙂  , embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice.


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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).


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.


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Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.

#missedher

Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


Variegated Coral Thank You Note Card

A quick and bright thank you – all items from my scrap folders.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Find Joy Note Card

I love the happy colors of these triangles. I hope you find joy in a little thing today!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


Blue Cameras Smile Note Card

Go ahead – SMILE. I dare you.

While I was trying to come up with WORDS for this post, I got thinking about the musical version of the word smile (which is much more melancholic than my card!). I searched on YouTube. I love Tony Bennett’s version from 1959 – which I am 99% sure was in my Dad’s record collection, but that only had a photo (no video).  Martina McBride’s version is beautiful, so that’s what you get.

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (word).