Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Bird on a Branch Birthday Card

This Taylored Expressions set was still on my work table from the “sunshiny day” sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Gorgeous Grape, inks – Copic E23, RV29, V09, YG23, YR09, Y18, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine White, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Retro Encouragement Card

While I was ironing Sunday afternoon, there were several commercials for “A Very Brady Renovation” (the show with the original “Brady Bunch” cast renovating the house that was used for the exterior shot of the show).

This is one of those “gotta let it play through” cards. Could not get the 1960’s flowers out of my head. (I was the target “tween” audience for “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family”. Friday night TV, baby!)

When I went looking for a sentiment, I found this old one from Taylored Expressions, and it SO fits with the theme of this card. (The only better choice would have been “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”!)

While I was photographing the card, I thought, “hmmm…what about “The Dating Game” set decor??  Very similar as well!

Supplies:  Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – Provo Craft (flowers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment banner), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail White.


Sending You Sunshine Tag Note Card

I was inspired by some crafting blogs working with sunflower stamps this week. I dug through my stash and found this small stamp from Waffle Flower.

Supplies:  Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, E23, Y17, YG25, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Stampendous, twine – Martha Stewart.


Mr. and Mrs. With Iridescent Blue Card

Has any company come out with a “Mr. and Mr”. stamp?  Or a “Mrs. and Mrs.” stamp? I have to make a few “wedding wishes” cards for my basket, so I have an option for any couple.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


You Make Cold Days Warmer Dog Card

This Newton’s Nook set (Winter Woofs) is just too cute.

I was thinking I needed a “Christmas in July” post for the blog, but, ALAS, it didn’t turn into a Christmas card, and I didn’t post it in July!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky (retired), Stardream Vista (guessing here!), inks – Copic 100, BG0000, C3, C5, E33, G03, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside, stitched rectangle), Newton’s Nook (dog), Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Citron and Infra Violet Thank You Note Card

This one was for personal use – I needed to write a thank you note to a photographer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Pop Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.