Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Colorful Buttons Note Card

Last time Cousin Pati stopped by, we were talking about buttons. We both have extra buttons lying around.

I don’t often use buttons on cards – it makes a card expensive to mail.

I did pull out an old Sizzix/Stampin’ Up! Embosslits die – Sweet Buttons, to create paper buttons.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Stampin’ Up! (buttons), corner rounder – We R Memory Keepers.


Turquoise and Navy Congratulations Card

An embossing folder really makes a quick card!

Happy Halloween!  (sorry I don’t have a card to match the holiday!)

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Clair Midnight, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


Razzle Berry and Pool Party Spectacular Card

I was wishing for summer weather and fun sunglasses when I made this!

I cut 3 pairs of glasses with the My Favorite Things die (On A Whim, Razzle Berry, Basic Black) and glued them together (leaving one layer off the lenses). I dotted a bit of Wink of Stella into the tiny cutouts on the cat eye corners for some shimmer.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black,  ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder Stampin’ Up! (Sizzix).


Incredibly Tall Birthday Card

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This is the card I made for Offspring2 recently. I cannot believe 21 years have passed!

When I make birthday cards for the offspring, I really try to incorporate interests from the year that has passed. To squeeze all of that onto this card, I made it 10 1/2 inches tall! Hence the handmade envelope. I looked at a standard business envelope and went from there. (Why, yes, I do have a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board…but I didn’t want the envelope to have flaps like a regular rectangular card/invitation envelope, so I didn’t use it.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, OffiStamp, Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Lowes paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (card & envelope), Real Red, Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic 110, E15, E23, R29, W1, W3, Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (rectangle tag), Taylored Expressions (banner, photo), embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.