Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Lighthouse Paint Chip Anniversary Card

I went to Lowe’s last week, in search of Stainless Steel appliance cleaner/polish. Of course I brought paint chips home with me. The paint chips sat on top of my paper cutter, next to the computer for a few days. Husband asks, “are you going to paint something?” Wife answers, “no, I use them in my crafting.” Husband grumbles, “you use them crafting???”

(I went looking back in my card photos – I started stamping in the fall of 2002, and I have been using paint chips since at least mid 2005. Granted, Husband does not see everything card or project I make.)

So, of course, I had to use a paint chip on the anniversary card for aforementioned Husband.

The paint chip is a LARGE one, 3.75 x 9 inches. I trimmed off 1/4 inch both ways to make it fit my T-A-L-L card (finished size 4 x 9.25 inches…it fits into a business size A10 envelope).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic Boo, R24, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse, seagulls), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Basketball Birthday Card

Another card we gave to Dad last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – basketball paper – source unknown (pattern is “Shootin’ Hoops”, it is OLD!), Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, gold stars – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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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.


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Patriotic Big Birthday Wishes Card

I had a brain hiccup while prepping supplies for yesterday’s Eagle Scout card…I cut this blue star paper for an A2 card, not an A6 card. OOPS. #neverthrowoutusablescraps

I used it for a birthday card.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz – Blue stars, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Red, White and Blue Eagle Scout Congratulations Card

I had a family request for a card suitable for a Boy Scout achieving Eagle Scout status.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Papertrey Ink, paper – Blue Stars – source unknown, Curious Metallics – Gold Leaf (note:  this is pretty much identical to the old Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red,  inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger clear.


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Floral “Better Together” Birthday Card

I need SPRING!!

This floral paper from Amy Tangerine’s Better Together collection comes close!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine The Sweet Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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On A Whim Birthday Card Duo

I have struggled with my mojo since my mother’s car accident (other tasks to do, mind going to different topics). So, I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad, and made these cards. They made me happy…not exactly the most creative, but a step in the direction of creativity.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, organdy ribbon – Offray.