See How to Decorate a Shopping List Pad with Memento Ink

by Annie Collins

Do you love making lists and papercrafting? Today’s project is a perfect crossover of both. This is a quick and easy project that you can make for your friends and family.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • My Favorite Things: Limelight 3-1/2″x5-1/2″
  • Accent Brand 80lb: Ultra White Smooth 2″x2″
  • Dollar Tree Brand: Mini Legal Pad
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp Set: Let’s Toast
  • Scraptastic Stamp Set: Take Note
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, MB1, LG5
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White

Create Inspiring ATCs using a Quick Watercolor Background Technique

by Lori Warren

Spice up your card giving this year by including an inspiration ATC with the cards you send.  Create these ATCs with Club Scrap’s Lavender Fields stamp set along with VersaMagic, VersaColor and VersaFine Clair ink. Your friends and family will be really impressed to receive these little inspiring works of art.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Club Scrap – Lavender Fields stamp set
  • Cardstock – Black & White

Create a Matching Frame & Card Design with VersaMagic

by Lisa Mensing

Create a matching card and home decor frame - you can do anything

In this video, I’m sharing how to use stencils along with a few inks to create gorgeous backgrounds wrapped in Vellum and heat embossed with inspirational quotes. I’ve used the background in two ways: to create a handmade card and framed. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

Supplies

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Other
  • Whimsy Stamps Farmhouse Greenery Stencil
  • Neenah #110 Classic Crest Solar
  • White Coverstock Strathmore Laser Transculent Vellum
  • Black Frame
  • Heat Tool

Creating a Colorful 2020 Planner Page with Memento Markers

by Jowilna Nolte

Today I am sharing how I am planning out my year month by month using stamps and various inks. Using my wooden number stamps to add the dates to each month and I am also showing you how I am creating inspirational words for each month as a reminder of my goals for the year. I incorporate Gold as an accent to add some shine to my planner pages too.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Planner Stamps: Heidi Swapp
  • Stamps: Art by Marlene
  • Planner: Kaisercraft
  • White Cardstock: Technique
  • Faith Sticker: Silhouette

Happy New Year! It is 2020!!

by LeeAnn McKinney

Using Celebration Themed stamps along with VersaMark Dazzle and Delicata Golden Glitz ink pads make a New Years Card. I will be making several of these cards to send to friends as well as co-workers to welcome in the New Year.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Joy Clair- Let’s Celebrate
  • Peek-a-boo Designs- Poinsetta
  • Lawn Fawn- Celebration Countdown
  • Recollections 110 lb Black Cardstock
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock

Quick & Easy Projects: Ink for Planners

by Marcie McCabe

In today’s post, I will do a quick review of our ink brands and discuss the best inks for the thinner pages of journals and planners. If you are a planner addict or simply would like to craft some fun “goals” pages for the New Year then check out what we have to say about the best planner inks for 2020!

VersaFine + StazOn

One of the unique qualities of planners is the thin pages on the inside. These thin pages are designed to be flexible and lightweight so journals remain easy to use and at a low cost. If you like stamping inside your planner then getting a great inkpad is crucial. Let’s start with VersaFine Clair in Nocturne! VersaFine is a solid ink for making cards, but on thin pages, it is going to show through on the following page. StazOn Jet Black is an excellent mixed media ink and will stamp on nearly anything, yet again it shows through on thin paper. So these two inks I would save for cardmaking.

VersaMagic + Memento

VersaMagic is a highly pigmented chalk ink. The Midnight Black stamps well and does not bleed through the paper as heavily as other black inks. I vote YES for this ink on thin pages. Memento Tuxedo Black is a water-based dye ink that is an excellent ink for cardmaking and using with other inks such as alcohol markers but has a heavy bleed through on the thin pages. In my observation, it bleeds through the most.

What about grey?

If you really like a certain inkpad brand and feel you still want to use it on your planner or journal pages then you can try a lighter shade. Although Memento Tuxedo Black is too heavy for thin pages an alternative is London Fog. The grey tone is light enough for the journal page. I was inspired to try VersaFine Clair in Morning Mist, but again the tone of grey is too dark and the VersaFine showed through again. It is not an issue of the ink formula but rather the color hue of this particular grey.

Final Thoughts

When looking at different inks for journal pages consider different colors within a brand or brands with unique pigment qualities. The winners of this stamping-on-thin-pages test are Memento in London Fog and VersaMagic in Midnight Black!! Thank you and Happy Planning!