Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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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.


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Embossed and Sanded Note Cards

Oops! Forgot to schedule a post for this morning!

I embossed Core’dinations cardstock in an embossing folder, then sanded the surface to reveal the inner color.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom (retired), Core’dinations Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (smaller banner), Taylored Expressions (larger banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Elephant Couple Anniversary Card

For my parents, their 61st anniversary. I chose orange because baseball season just started, and they went to a Baltimore Orioles (team colors: black & orange) game on their honeymoon.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic C1, C3, N1, N4, Yr04, YR09, YR68, VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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On A Whim Emoji Note Cards

I spent this past weekend LOVING the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (6 x 6, 36 sheets). The only “bad” thing – there are 36 unique papers – no repeats. I am officially OUT of emoji paper!

Kitchen update:  The backsplash hit a SNAFU 2 weeks ago. The glass tile I fell in love with (YES, a splurge…it is a small kitchen) is persnickety to install. We had to order a few more boxes of glass tile after the first attempt to install did not go well (no stamps for me for a while!). Yesterday, round 2 of installation began, with a different contractor. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED. On the bright side, I have a whole box of individual 1 x 1 inch glass tiles to use for some project (the top of a coffee table, maybe?).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Stripe and Floral Thanks Note Card

I am working on notecards for a different project.

Kitchen countertop got installed yesterday – it looks like a kitchen. No running water yet (that is scheduled for TODAY). I was so worried about the counter – I selected it from a 6 x 6 inch sample. Had nightmares about it Sunday night – “what if I chose WRONG? WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE IT??” All is good. I am happy with how it turned out.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Kaleidoscope DSP, Pool Party, So Saffron, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, punches – All Night Media (small flower), Fiskars (large flower), Stampin’ Up! (dots), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

This card has been rattling around in my head for a while. The Neat & Tangled stencil provided the perfect background for the die cut flowers.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.