Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, 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, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Floral Awesome Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

I have been avoiding challenges for a while…not exactly sure WHY. Sometimes I don’t have the inspiration, sometimes I don’t have the supplies, sometimes I have a bad attitude. I definitely need to TRY to participate in challenges more often – they do make you stretch your creativity.

The current Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge is with Waffle Flower.

I do have several of the new Waffle Flower Enveloper series stamps, but I reached for my only other Waffle Flower stamp set – In Every Way. And Essentials by Ellen’s Bold Blooms.

I used my MISTI for every single image on this card. YES, it helped me keep my sentiment straight! I also used it for the flowers and leaves because I chose to use Distress Inks – which, in my experience are very blotchy with clear stamps. Mounting the stamps on the MISTI allowed me to stamp each flower, each leaf 3 times. And, voila! NO BLOTCHY IMAGES.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 3mm, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Scrap Pile Birthday Card

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I sat down on Sunday morning, to make a card for Monday’s blog post. No mojo. SIGH. I pulled out my scrap folders, and found some things that worked together.

Kitchen is moving along. I clean for at least an hour after they leave (maybe 2).  I know there is some drywall sanding happening this week – maybe I need to tape up plastic drop cloths in an attempt to contain that.

No news on the kidney stone that was in the way. I am feeling almost normal (since Friday) – which is good.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, flower punches – Fiskars, sequins – Darice (large), Pretty Pink Posh (small), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Coffee Cups Birthday Card

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For someone very near and dear to my heart!

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, YG06, V04, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Hero Arts (cups, lids), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Provo Craft (numbers), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Retro Christmas Tree Card – Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

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Wow, Black Friday and the Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge, all in one day!

Do you go out and shop on Black Friday? I have never gone shopping on Black Friday. The deals are not worth the stress to me – too many crowds, too many lines, not enough parking spaces.

SO…on to the challenge! Here is the inspiration:

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I was inspired by the white tree, the blue gift boxes, and the various shiny metallics.

The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes set, bought eons ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, sequins – Darice, Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Fall Colors Henna Elements Birthday Card

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I sent this off to my GREAT friend, Irene. I miss her living across the cul-de-sac.

One of the trees at her old house caught my attention yesterday, while I was cleaning. Isn’t it beautiful?

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Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, inks – Copic G99, R02, R39, R89, YG95, Yr04, YR09, YR68, Y18, VersaFine Smokey Gray, ZIG Wink of Stella clear,  die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail.


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Happy Birthday, Cousin Pati!

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Cousin Pati, I mailed this in plenty of time to reach you for your special day.

Alas, I didn’t factor in your travel plans! If you surf by, know I am thinking of you!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, die – My Favorite Things, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.