Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


ABC Awesome Card

I had this alphabet background stamp out for a baby card, and thought it would make a great school encouragement card.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), Really Rust (retired), Studio Calico (pencils), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Red White and Blue Anniversary Card

A very generic, un-mushy anniversary card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Darice, wood hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Silver Anniversary Card

silver anniversary 2016

A Silver Anniversary card (all the items in the shaker are silver or clear) for personal use. The “25” is on the inside of the card.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, ink – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, sequins – Darice, Doodlebug Design Inc, Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico, silver pearls – Swarovski, microbeads – source unknown, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

Love Heart Note Card

shimmering frame heart photo note

This came together really quickly. I stamped a love heart onto white cardstock in red ink, and embossed it. Die cut two photo frames (the stamped white cardstock, some shimmering violet), and swapped pieces to put it together.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up! (retired), paper – Curious Metallic Violette, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, die – Taylored Expressions, wood hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


She’s a Brick….House Valentine’s Day Card

brick house valentine

I ordered this brick wall embossing folder (Stampin’ Up!) in the fall, and just never used it. Every time I look at it, I here the Commadores, circa 1977, singing, “She’s a brick…house…”

Instead of fighting that, I just went with it. I have a friend who will appreciate the musical reference when I mail it to her for Valentine’s Day.

And then, a few days later, I had the light bulb moment that I had brick scrapbooking paper…LEGO bricks! (Good thing I stamped an extra sentiment last time!)

lego brick house

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, My Favorite Things, paper – Creative Imaginations (LEGO), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bravo Burgandy (retired), Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, ink – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, die – Lawn Fawn, wooden hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnns, twine – MarkerPOP.


Valentine’s Day Card – Fusion Challenge {Two Hearts}

fusion two hearts valentine chocolates Here is my take on the current Fusion Card Challenge {Two Hearts}. The faux chocolate candy hearts were inspired by Julie Ebersole (her blog is called Paper Truffles). I spent a fun 30 minutes going back through her blog (based on the date of my earliest rendition of the chocolate hearts), looking for her post showing this handmade embellishment. Her blog post from January 2011 is titled More Than Chocolate . Here is the dual inspiration for the challenge: fusion 1 15 2015 two hearts Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (retired), Real Red, Regal Rose (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders (hearts), Taylored Expressions (photo frames), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

HB 2 U Stump Card

stump 2014 bday

This is a shaker card I created for someone with the nickname “Stump”.

Actually, it is card #2 for my Mom, and, YES, her nickname is “Stump”. She is vertically challenged. I forget exactly when my Dad started calling her “Stump”, I’m 95% sure it started when I was in high school. My sibling and I picked up on it, my offspring call her Grandma Stumpy.

Here is a close up of the shaker window. There is foam tape between the window layer and the background layer to allow for movement of the sequins.

stump 2014 bday closeup

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Cosmo Cricket, Office Depot transparency sheet, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brushed Gold, Stardream Copper, inks – Copic E53, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Reverse Confetti (arrow), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.