Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blue New Baby Card

A friend recently had a baby boy!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Copic B21, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders (circle, star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Trio of On A Whim Paper Cards

This has been the summer of Amy Tangerine’s On A Whim paper collection for me. I hope you are not bored out of your mind by it!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Black, White & Purple Hello Card

I love this black and white floral paper by Amy Tangerine. I paired it with a beautiful purple today.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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My Mind’s Eye Masculine Note Cards

Here are a few more masculine note cards (my ongoing project).

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.

 


My Mind’s Eye Masculine Cards

I am still working on masculine themed cards this week.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World!, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Flat Panel Encouragement Card

I mentioned earlier this summer, that one of the teachers from our elementary school was undergoing chemotherapy for an early stage of breast cancer (with an excellent prognosis).

(Note: the offspring are all WAY out of elementary school! But I still keep in touch (or run into) some of the teachers that were such a big part of our lives.)

My friend had such overwhelming support around her, she decided to channel some of that support into helping other people going through chemotherapy. She asked for donations to create “chemo care bags”, that will be presented to patients who are in the chemo treatment chairs. Think of it as a small makeup bag, containing things you might need while you are hooked up to an IV – tissues, lip balm, hand lotion, hard candy.

Fast forward a few weeks, the donations totaled 52 bags! I got a message asking if I could donate some encouragement cards (one per bag). So, I am gladly donating half of the cards she needs. We decided on flat panel cards (no fold, blank on the back).

My biggest challenge – they all have to be gender neutral (because they will be randomly handed out). No flowers!

This is card #1.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail powder.