Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Relax Flip Flop Note Card

relax dots flip flop note

I realized as I was washing dinner dishes on Wednesday that summer is starting to fade – dusk was coming a few minutes earlier.

Summer can’t be over yet!

I pulled out an old/retired Stampin’ Up! flip flop stamp and colored the image.

And, of course, I had an 80’s musical flashback with this card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired), inks – Copic B02, RV14, YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Webster’s Pages.


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Die Cut Floral Thank You Card – Essentials by Ellen April Mix It Up Challenge

e by e april 2016 mix it up TE thanks

The current Essentials by Ellen April Mix It Up Challenge is with Taylored Expressions.

I used Taylored Expressions Build A Scene papers with Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms dies. The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Sunshiny Day stamp set.

The card base is a little narrow (3.75 inches) – I was using a leftover scrap from a pieced together horizontal A6 card. Please don’t fret about the flower on the left hanging off the edge – there will be plenty of envelope space.

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen Bold Blossoms, Taylored Expressions Label It, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow 4mm, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Webster’s Pages.


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Floral Birthday Tag Card – Tag You’re It Challenge #25

tyic25 birthday

The latest Tag You’re It Challenge (#25) caught my eye.

Here is the inspiration tag:

TYIC#25

I kept some of the elements (flower, edge stripes, greeting banner, ink blending), and added new elements (dry embossing, watercoloring). And mounted it onto a top fold card.

The white tag front and the green layer are both embossed with the same embossing folder. I watercolored along the embossing on the white tag with green ink to make it my flower stem.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Craft Solar White, Recollections chevron, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Webster’s Pages/Allison Kreft, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Tim Holtz/Ranger Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, dies – Stampin’ Up! (flower), Taylored Expressions (banner), corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired), silver thread – Coats.


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Bright Zinnia Thank You Card

bright mum thank you

I found this bright strip of zinnias in my scrap folder recently. The black stamping is embossed with clear embossing powder.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Webster’s Pages.


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Another Smile Note Card

smile camera notecard v2

I have used this camera paper for at least one other “Smile” card…it just seems like a natural combination to me!

This time, I used a speech bubble (stamped in VersaMark, embossed with clear powder) from the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods stamp set.

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC, silver thread – Coats Metallic.


Just My Type Note Card

just my type paper note

Trying to get back “into routine” after the holidays, and I am struggling. I expected to sit down at the craft table, and have multitudes of creative ideas flow out. Just not happening. I’ve seen so many cute Valentine themed items go by on other blogs…I am not even interested in work on Valentine’s Day items yet.

Well, to quote Scarlett O’Hara, “tomorrow is another day!”

I’ve had this paper strip of typewriters sitting on my work space for 3 days, trying to work it onto a card. I decided to NOT make a Valentine out of it.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding, Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, tape – Scotch Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic floss – DMC.


90th Birthday Card

aunt ellen 90

We have a female family member turning 90 this month. The paper reminded me of vintage fabric or wallpaper, I am thinking she will like the floral print. The numbers are cut out of mirror finish gold metallic paper – really difficult to photograph!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Metallic Gold, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, Summer Starfruit (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


Fun Dog Notecards

snoop and huahua

I am still trying to refill my card basket, section by section. Here are two more cute dog notecards.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampabilities, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic Multiliner, B00, BG10, E21, E53, YG25, Y11, Y13, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), DYMO Label maker, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Webster’s Pages (green), We R Memory Keepers (orange).


Woven Paper Focal Points – Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #180

pti make it monday 180 duo

This week’s Papertrey Ink Make It Monday (#180) is about paper weaving.

I chose a piece of double sided Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages paper, and cut fringe (connected just at the top) into the paper (rather than cutting strips and trying to reassemble the entire thing), and then wove strips of solid color cardstock through the patterned strips. I didn’t expect to like both sides of the finished weaving, but I did. (surprise!) I die cut a tag and a mat out of the two sides and made two different projects from it.

Here is the weaving:

pti make it monday 180 flower side

pti make it monday 180 collage side

And the two die cut pieces:

pti make it monday 180 woven die cut

To hold the weaving together, I covered 2 pieces of 3 x 6″ lightweight cardstock with sticky tape, and mounted one on each side of woven piece. Then, I die cut – multiple times, it was really thick! The multiple passes through the die cut machine flattened the texture out a bit, and gave the pieces a slightly burnished look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Primrose Petals (retired), Smoky Slate, Summer Starfruit (retired), ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Papertrey Ink (mat stack), Simon Says Stamp (speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle), enamel dot – Stampin’ Up!, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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Smile! Notecard

smile camera notecard

Just a quick notecard today. I wanted to use this cute camera background paper (Allison Kreft for Webster’s Pages), and I thought the sentiment “smile” went well. I handwrote the word, then embossed the speech bubble around it.

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, ink – Copic multiliner, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.