Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic Gift Tags

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I splurged on 2 new pads of Christmas paper last month. This one is called Christmas Magic, and it is from Doodlebug Designs.

Here is another view:

Supplies:  Stamp – Scrapbook.com, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (smaller tags), Reverse Confetti (larger tag), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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On A Whim Birthday Card

I sent this out to a relative a few weeks ago – the Amy Tangerine paper was a perfect match for her.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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New Home Card, Townhouse Version

While I had my Hero Arts house on my workspace, I made a “townhouse” version of a new home card.

Recently, Offspring3 and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the musical, “Chicago”. (thank you MUCHO, Offspring3!) We took the Metro (I don’t like driving in DC). The walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the Kennedy Center was lovely. This row of houses was my inspiration for the card. Sorry about the wonky angle of the photo, I didn’t stop and square myself up directly across the street.

 

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Floral 13th Birthday Card

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Last of the cards for the large collection I just finished.

Hardest part of this – what colors do you think will be popular for 13 year old girls in the year 2029? Made my brain hurt for a few days, let me tell you!

I am pleased with the final product.

New kitchen flooring (sheet vinyl – I am old school!) being installed today. Can I admit I don’t enjoy remodeling mess? I vacuumed the kitchen, garage (table saw location), and deck (new patio sliding door installed) yesterday afternoon.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (banner), Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (circle),  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Henna Collage Get Well Card

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This card is part of a collection that I am working on for someone. I am ALMOST done the collection, but I keep getting sidetracked. I really need to power through and get it done.

Kitchen remodel begins today. I spent part of the weekend packing up everything currently in the kitchen and moving it to the basement. REALLY tired. I am curious to see the new kitchen come together.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Taylored Expressions Grape Jelly, inks – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, ribbon – PaperMart.


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Beach Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

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I stamped the sand dollars first, masking as I went. Then, I blended the sky and the sand.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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F14 Birthday Card

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I’m still plugging away at a collection of cards for someone. I was struggling with “masculine birthday” (because that is what I do!), and I remembered my jet stamps.

Stamps – Expressions in Ink, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Soft Sky, ink – Copic BG0000, C3, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Metallic and White Feminine Tag – Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge

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This tag is for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge. (that is a mouthful!) It is a BIG challenge, and I love it.

My tag was inspired by the Day 9 tags by Sharon Harnist and Jean Manis – Sharon challenged me to use frosty white with silver or gold metallics.

Me, being the overachiever that I am, used silver and gold, and a shimmery white that has a touch of gold. And pearls.

The back of the tag is gold, with silver embossing.

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(Look at how much the light changed in my family room in an hour!)

The challenge runs through December 17, 2016. AND, there is going to be a random drawing from all of the qualifying entries for $150 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. Have you posted an entry yet??

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Curious Ice Gold, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Gold (back of tag), Silver, ink – VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Taylored Expressions (tag), Swarovski pearls, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired), organdy/satin ribbon – PaperMart.


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Trash to Treasure Gift Tag

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This bright garland arrived here in a Victoria’s Secret mailing. I cut one section off, backed it with white (and “to/from”), and cut around the snowflake.

Doesn’t it make a great tag?

The Christmas tree got put up and decorated over the weekend (check that off the list!). This week, I need to make a new Christmas stocking and work on the annual wall calendar. And finish shopping. Next week will be baking & wrapping.

Have you received any holiday cards in the mail? We get fewer every year. We have received one card so far (from the Heating & Air Conditioning company!).

Supplies: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (you can’t see this!), Victoria’s Secret paper garland, metallic cord – PaperMart.