Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Positively Adore You Note Card

positively-adore-you-note

Sunday I set out to make ONE card for Monday’s blog post. About 15 minutes into my struggle, I realized that I had to make FIVE cards (one for each day of the week – if I wanted to keep my Monday – Friday posting schedule) and get them photographed before Sunday afternoon was too dusky. With the kitchen remodeling, I am not guaranteed to have access to my normal photo spot (in front of the kitchen sliding glass door) while the light is perfect for photography. Luckily, between my scrap folder and this fun stamp set, I did get the 5 cards made & photographed.

This note card was really QUICK!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Tempting Turquoise, die – Spellbinders, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Raccoon Valentine’s Day Card

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Hello! Happy New Year to you!

I took the weekend off to nap! And I took down the Christmas tree and packed away all the ornaments and decorations. (Sentimental and exhausting!)

Next card holiday – Valentine’s Day. Here is my favorite racoon, ready to hug someone.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic 110, R11, T1, T3, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Light Green 040, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, heart sequin – Crate Paper, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Red and Turquoise “Joe Cool” Card

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Happy Friday! Let’s take a quick break from the holiday hustle and bustle.

AND breathe.

I invited Snoopy along to help us!

I think this sentiment is so important – a reminder to take the time to thank the people around us.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampabilities, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B00, B02, C3, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Happiness is Contagious Card

doxie-happiness

Really, can you not giggle when you see a dachshund running with ears flying?

Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Painted Blooms DSP, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


Thinking of You Vellum Butterfly Card

vellum butterfly and watercolor thinking of you

OK, another butterfly. Whipped this up quickly to get it into the mail to Cousin Pati.

It is all Rick Adkins’ fault – he posted two butterfly cards this week, this one – A Grungy Butterfly Thank You Card , and this one – Springtime for Butterflies Card .

I watercolored a background using Sakura Koi watercolors, and then die cut that with a stitched rectangle die. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid glue (sparingly) under the (butterfly) vellum, and it worked well. I will have to remember to ask Cousin Pati if the butterfly was still attached when she receives it!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Lovely Lilac vellum (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle turned flag), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


Silver Anniversary Card

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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.


Bright Best Day Ever Card

best day ever bright flowers

I was struggling with winter the day I made this. I pulled out some old Bold Bright colors and one of my happiest flower stamps EVER. The effort did help me!

And today is FRIDAY! Truly the BEST.DAY.EVER.  😉

Even if it did snow overnight.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore, Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – We R Memory Keepers.