Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Bright Pink and Yellow Birthday Note Card

This flower stamp is from a 2007 Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Polka Dots and Paisley. It sits out near my workspace almost all of the time because it has a polka dot stamp that I use to stamp 80% of my envelope flaps (in a coordinating color).

For whatever reason, the little flower caught my eye. I stamped it using Taylored Expressions ink cubes – which worked brilliantly, and were much cleaner than trying to ink the stamp with a full size ink pad.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – My Favorite Things Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Lollipop, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Sweet Baby Onesie Note Card

How about a floral onesie baby note card? I would have loved this navy and pink print on baby girl clothes circa Offspring3!

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pirouette Pink, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, My Favorite Things Razzle Berry, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Thinking of You Floral Scallops Note Card

For this card, I embossed a scallops die (Essentials by Ellen) instead of die cutting with it. I like the background texture it created.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!.


Instant Camera Smile Note Card

A card with a “smile” sentiment is always good to have in your stash.

The Spellbinders square fit perfectly into the tag grid lines – WOOT!  (The little things make me happy!)

Supplies:  Stamp – Altenew, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (smile), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Sugar Skulls Square Birthday Card

For someone near & dear to me!! (waving at YOU, Cousin Pati!  😉  )

I used my MISTI to make a background with sugar skulls from a Hero Arts stamp set. Then, I realized I messed up part way through. I salvaged the good part with a circle die.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Turquoise and Royal Llama Tell You Card

Lorenzo the Llama still has something to tell you!

Supplies:  Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B05, B28, E33, E41, E57, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside – the unstitched leftover), Technique Tuesday (Lorenzo), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Sugar Skulls Eres Fabulosa Card

Translation:  You are FABULOUS!

(Really, you are!)

I got a new set of sugar skulls in August. I wanted them to be colorful, but I did not have time to color them with markers or pencils.

ANY STAMP COMPANIES LISTENING??  I truly love the sugar skulls and Dia de los Muertos images. Can you include sentiments that go with Dia de los Muertos???  PLEASE??

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (skull), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.