You are absolutely going to love these Expressions in Ink handmade cards! In my latest instalment of hte Behind the Paper Interview with a Paper Crafter, this paper and these stamps and dies are going to steal your heart!

If this is your first time seeing this series, you are going to love it! It’s your chance to go behind the scenes and learn a bit about some of my crafting buds! You’re especially going to appreciate having them show off just a teensy bit with a fun stamp bundle they absolutely love!

So without further adieu pease welcome my friend and fellow crafter Joanne. And get ready for her suite, Expressions in Ink!

Stunning Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards from Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Thank You Card Made with Expressions in Ink DSP and Ephemera Pack

Wouldn’t you love to have Joanne say thank you to YOU with this card?

Gorgeous with that gold sprinkled paper.

Classy with the gold leaves from the Ephemera pack.

And so colourful with the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper!

Like many of the other designs Joanne is going to share with us! Let’s find out a bit more about how she likes to craft.

An Interview with a Paper Crafter

How many cards do you send out in a week/month/year?

On average I send out 12 cards a month, at Christmas I make around 75 cards to give out.  I also help with Leslie’s (Jo’s first Behind the Paper Interviewee) charity cards so that is probably another 20-30 cards a year.

What “hooked” you about making your own handcrafted cards and items?

It started out as a social event with my friends in Hinton, over the years it has become a fun stress-relieving activity.  The people I give cards to typically appreciate the thought put into them so it adds to the enjoyment.  I bought a card for my daughter a few years ago to mix things up and she was really disappointed.

Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards that will Knock Your Socks Off!
Lots of Layers Makes a More Understated and Pretty Birthday Card

Do you like to craft alone or with others?

I am happy to do either but I mainly craft alone as I am typically under the gun to get the next card done!  I introduced two of my cousins and a girlfriend to the craft in the past few years, it is a great get together.

What type of space do you craft in?

I have a very compact space set up in my basement where 95% of my stuff is organized into a 7 x 7 foot space. It is great, all my supplies are on shelves and in drawers surrounding my desk in a U shape and everything is within reach without having to get up.

You're Going to LOVE These Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards
A Cool Idea for Ticket Stub Card!

What – if anything – don’t you like about paper crafting?

Colouring and cutting things out, I just want to get it done😊. 

One of the first classes I took in Hinton was making a stack of 25 Christmas cards, 5 each of 5 designs, 4 of the cards had significant colouring! I made the comment that I thought I was back in kindergarten! The ladies teaching the classes were always aware of the amount of colouring required when I attended.  LOL!  I am trying to get into using blenders, etc but colouring is really not my “thing”.

Give yourself a fun “Crafting Name!

Oh boy, this is really stretching my imagination….Card Junkie!

Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards for Christmas?
Expressions in Ink Makes for a Great Christmas Design

Doesn’t it look like Joanne absolutely loves this suite of products? So much colour and variety! And who’dda thought about pairing this patterned paper for a Christmas card!

Here’s a closer peek at that bundle.

You'll Love All These Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards

And here are all the designs in the absolutely gorgeous designer series paper Joanne’s used in all her cards!

Stunning Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards from Stampin' Up!
Stunning Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

Which One Will You CASE?

Since there’s so many different designs to love here, I’ll showcase the suite products for you. It’s a great way to grab the three items – the bundle, the paper and the ephemera pack – with one code. (Click the first image to get them all).

Or click on any of the individual items to add them to your own supplies for gorgeous designs.

Supplies Joanne Used

And if you’d like to know any more details on Joanne’s cards, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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Want to See More?

So far in this series, you’ve seen a huge variety of paper crafters. From those just beginning this fun paper crafting journey to others who are “well seasoned”! If you want some fall ideas, click here. Or a few sparkly snowflake ones might be what you’re after…click here.

Or if you’d like to see all the crafters I’ve featured, click here.

How about we finish up with a final idea from Joanne and this gorgeous paper, ephemera pack and bundle?

This was the last question I asked Joanne.

What was your most recent favourite design you made?  Why did you like it?

I am loving the Expressions in Ink paper so anything made with that is my favourite recently.  I typically stick to plain old 4 ¼ x 5 ½ cards due to lack of time.  Fun fold cards are great but too time consuming.

Beautiful Expressions in Ink Handmade Cards
Simple and Stunning Expressions in Ink Handmade Card

I’m not sure I would say any of Joanne’s cards are plain! You can really tell how much she’s had playing with this suite of products.

I know you enjoyed Joanne’s exhibit withExpressions in Ink handmade cards – be sure to check back soon to see my next Behind the Paper artist!

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