Hello friends. I recently ordered some very pretty stamps and dies from Impression Obsession's new Spring 2017 catalog and today I would like to share them with you. I love coloring with Copic markers and these stamps were perfect for bright colorful treatments.
Doesn't thismischievous kitty peaking out from under the covers tug at your heartstrings? And the cute sentiment is perfect!
Kitty Under Covers – Impression Obsession stamps Kitty Under Covers, Tried to Behave and Cover-A-Card Confetti Dot; design inspiredby Jenny Gropp.
A perfect birthday card -- just stamp and color. Use the Stamp Perfect for stamping your image and make multiple cards easily. I die cut the IO Birthday Candle Border for the candles in the lower left corner. Party Without Cake – Impression Obsession stamp Party Without Cake; IO die Birthday Candle Border; design inspired by Karen Amidon.
Love this Layered Roses background and stamping it is a breeze with the new Stamp Perfect. The roses (Taylored Expressions) surround the pretty Get Well die from IO.
Get Well – Impression Obsession stamp Cover-A-Card Layered Roses; IO die Get Well Soon; Taylored Expressions stamps and dies Simply Stamped Roses; Lovely Flower and Bloom Where Planted
The new Lovely Flower from IO is aptly named as it is very lovely no matter what color you choose. Lovely Flower Planted – Impression Obsession stamps Lovely Flower and Bloom Where Planted; Memory Box die Primula Bloom
Lovely Flower Hello – Impression Obsession stamps Lovely Flower and Hello My Friend; design inspired by Laura Fucher Lovely Flower Thank You – Impression Obsession stamps Lovely Flower and Stacked Thank You; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Frame Stacklets; design inspired by Jenny Gropp
IO's new Square Tree Window is a fun die that can be used in a variety of ways. Here I used it as a background for the Truck (IO die). In the foreground I placed the IO Winding Road (die) and the Birthday Edger die.Truck – Impression Obsession dies Truck, Square Tree Window, Greetings Edgers and Winding Road; design inspired by Vicki Garrett
For this card I cut the Square Window Tree die from white cardstock and placed it over red mirror cardstock. Ignore the glare (can't help it with this reflective paper). Square Tree Window – Impression Obsession die Square Tree Window; IO stamp Expect Miracles; design inspired by Dina Kowal
And here's another card that snuck in the Impression Obsession post even though it was made with stamps from Art Impressions! How cute and trendy is this? I made it for a friend who is older than me for a few months each year -- and I always remind her of it!
BFF Birthday – Art Impressions clear stamp set Hot Java Mama; Taylored Expressions die Stitched Scalloped Edger; Spellbinders die Petite Ovals; design inspired by Cheri Burry.
Impression Obsession has some wonderful new dies that just arrived so be sure to check page 4 of our What's New Section to see them. I love the Lily of the Valley die -- we also a "Lily of the Valley" word stamp to coordinate with it. What a lovely card that would make!
Please stop in soon to see all the new products that are arriving daily. We have lots of Easter stamps and dies in stock whether you want cute, funny or religious. Thanks for reading the blog today -- I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hello Friends and fellow papercrafters. We have the cutest get well stamp set that I know you are going to love. It's perfect for sending good wishes to a friend who is under the weather -- including men. And the price cannot be beat! Here's the stamp set:
Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set $14.99
Now for some samples
Laughter's the Best Medicine -- front of card
Laughter's the Best Medicine -- inside of card
Laughter – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set; Paper Smooches dies Stitched and Borders 1; Taylored Expressions die Notepaper and Clip; Tim Holtz embossing folder Collage/Notebook; My Favorite Things die Lead the Way Arrows; design inspired by Renée Matarese
Fully Re-Covered – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set; Memory Box dies Stitched Ovals; Taylored Expressions Stitched Banners; design inspired by Karen Day
ICU Square -- front of card
ICU Square -- Inside of card
ICU Square – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set; Taylored Expressions dies Medium and Large Scalloped Borders; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; My Favorite Things Stitched Rounded Squares; Wink of Luna silver pen; design inspired by Cheri Bury
ICU Blue – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set; design inspired by Pamela Tetreault
Nice Nurse -- front of card
Nice Nurse -- inside of card
Nice Nurse – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set
Get Well Now
Get Well Now – – Art Impressions Get Well clear stamp set; Memory Box die Stitched Rectangles; design inspired by Dana Warren
News from The Stamp Act
There's lots of great news from The Stamp Act. Here are the highlights:
It's Cool in Here -- We now have refrigerated air and it's cool and quiet! Come feel the difference!
Lots of New Merchandise -- We are gearing up for the fall holidays with almost daily deliveries of new merchandise from all your favorite vendors and a few new ones too. I will try very hard to post them to the What's New Page next week. Meantime, stop in and see for yourself!
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Thanks friends. Stay cool and have a wonderful summer.
Hello Friends! I hope you are planning an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Today I want to share with you a variety of welcome baby cards plus a few other samples for get well and other occasions.
Welcome Baby Cards
This card and the one below it are pretty straightforward. I did sponge the background behind the Welcome die with blue or purple to give the die a little more presence. You could easily turn this into a shaker card too.
Welcome Little One Boy – Taylored Expressions die Welcome Little One; TE stamp set Onesie Twosie with onesie die; design inspired by Jen Shults
Welcome Little One Girl – Taylored Expressions die Welcome Little One; TE stamp set Onesie Twosie with onesie die; design inspired by Jen Shults
Block Party Baby Feet – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; design inspired by Kerri Michaud
The star of this car is the Cable Knit embossing folder -- it looks just like a baby blanket.
Block Party Baby Safety Pin – Taylored Expressions dies Block Party Baby, Treat Toppers Baby and Stitched Banner Stacklets; TE embossing folder Cable Knit; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Kim Singdahlsen
Welcome Teddy Bear – TE dies Little Bits Teddy Bear, Welcome Baby and Build-A-Scene Nursery; Memory Box die Pinpoint Squares; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Courtney Kelley
Don't you love this little nursery? Taylored Expressions has such clever Build-A-Scene dies! See how the rug, curtain, lampshade and baby mattress match? So cute!
Nursery – TE dies Build-A-Scene Nursery and Build-A-Scene window; TE stamp set Little Bits of Baby; design inspired by Sankari Wegman
Get Well Soon
It's always a good idea to have a stash of get well cards so if you're going to pull out dies and stamps and papers to make one, go ahead and make several with the same design. For these cards I used the Memory Box die Curved Get Well; Paper Smooches die Bandaids; and Taylored Expressions dies Mini Bloomers and Bloomers Greenery. The papers are from Penny Black's paper pad Beau Jardins. I chose the papers and matching cardstocks then cut flowers and greenery in every shade I needed. I cut the bandaids from kraft cardstock then cut them again from coordinating cardstocks for the hearts. Assembly was quick and I embellished with butterflies and sequins.
Flower Portrait Frame
Penny Black's Flower Portrait Frame die is a very versatile frame with tiny openings all around. The middle of the frame is filled with flowers. I recently used this frame in a variety of different ways.
For this card, I cut the frame from white cardstock three times and glued them together to give the frame more heft and dimension. Then I removed the inner piece, sponged a background of greens and blues, sponged the flowers with red and green and arranged them around the dog.
Bring Me Joy – Penny Black clear stamp sets Man’s Best Friend and Happy Snippets; Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Impression Obsession die Banners and Tails; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Corrugate
Here the frame is sponged with orange and yellow inks. OMG Mom – Penny Black clear stamp sets Man’s Best Friend and Happy Snippets; Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Taylored Expressions die Conversation Bubbles; Penny Black stamps Skyline and Dots in Space; design inspired by Therese Schaffer
For this card I die cute frame and removed the flowers while I sponged the grass and sky background. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and reinserted them into the frame securing them on the back with tape. I also inlaid the flowers centers in white. Black-White – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp set Snippets
Remember in the cards above I cut the frame multiple times? Well that meant I had a lot of "middles" left over. I decided to sponge the middle (background) using Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon. I mounted the background on textured white cardstock then mounted this piece on a white card with foam tape. The flowers and stems are open except for the centers which I also sponged and inserted in the center of each flower.
Sponged Flowers – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp set Sprinkles and Smiles; design inspired by Therese Schaffer
One more sample: I embossed the background with the Zig Zag embossing folder then added color to the embossing by holding my ink pad (Memento dye ink New Sprout) perfectly level and sliding it across the top of the embossing. I die cut the frame several times then glued them together over the stamped flower image.
Zig Zag Background – Penny Black die Flower Portrait; Penny Black clear stamp sets Enamor and Snippets; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Zig Zag; design inspired by Elizabeth Allan
I know these days many people don't need bookmarks as much because they read books on their tablet or e-reader, but bookmarks are still fun to make and give. Taylored Expressions has a new die set called Build-A Bookmark and a new stamp set called Plot Twist that coordinate with their previously released Mark Your Spot Bookmark die and stamp set to create delightful bookmarks.
Tip: Add a ribbon accent that's not bulky by threading ribbon through the die cut opening then tying twine or thinner ribbon around it into a bow.
Bookmarks -- Taylored Expressions dies Mark Your Spot Bookmark and Build-A-Bookmark; TE stamp set Plot Twist
A Few More Fun Samples
Memory Box has several Triptych dies. Perhaps you remember I just posed this sample using the Dogwood Blooms and Stem Triptych dies.
Today I have two samples using the tree Triptych die.
I die cut the tree triptych and the fence from decorative paper that is embossed with a woodgrain design (American Crafts). To bring out the woodgrain, I colored the embossed woodgrain with a Prismacolor pencil (Dark Brown). I glued the tree frames to green decorative paper and added pink flowers accented with tiny crystals.
Tree Triptych 1 – Memory Box die Tree Triptych; Memory Box stamp Seeds of Happiness; Poppy die Johnny Jump Ups; Taylored Expressions die Picket Fence; design inspired by Pam Going Postal
For this card I die cut the Tree Triptych from the front of a top folding card then adhered blue cardstock behind the openings. I inlaid the tree frames and added little flowers, sequins and a sweet sentiment.
Tree Triptych 2 – Memory Box die Tree Triptych; Penny Black clear stamp set Happy Snippets; Poppy die Hydrangea Blooms small; design inspired by Michele Henderson
Switching gears a little, here's a very happy birthday card! I cut the balloons from glitter paper (blue and white which I colored with a yelow Copic marker); cut the candle border from white cardstock then colored it with Copics; and cut the Best Day Ever from blue cardstock. Cute card!
Best Day Ever – Impressions Obsession dies Rectangle Frame 6 in 1, Best Day Ever, Heart Balloon and Candle Border; Penny Black die Balloons; design inspired by Kittie Caracciolo
One more ... my friend Jane Smith made this funny gal -- isn't she hilarious! I love the way Jane made her standing in the corner -- very cleverly drawn lines and coloring. Thanks Jane!
Sylvia – Art Impressions stamp Sylvia; sentiment stamp unknown; card designed by Jane Smith
Have a great weekend and please stop by the Stamp Act soon!
Hello Friends. I hope you had a good weekend. Today I'd like to share with you several samples that I recently made with new products that have arrived at The Stamp Act. You can see all the new products on our What's New page hereand see these cards and more in our Gallery here.
The Mad Rider from Art Impressions
A friend of mine lives in a senior community and recently traded in her car for a golf cart. I thought this stamp was a perfect way to commemorate the occasion! I stamped Mad Rider, colored her with Copic markers then cut her out. I drew the sidewalk and mounted it at the bottom of the cute house paper. One thing I love about Art Impressions is that they always have really cute sentiments to go with their stamps. The sidewalk sentiment is sold separately -- Mad Rider comes with the "Born to be Wild" sentiment (see below). Design inspired by Diane Zechman.
For this version I stamped The Mad Rider and die cut it with Memory Box Pinpoint Squares. Where the two papers met I added a Ric Rac Border die from Taylored Expressions. The retirement sentiment is also by Art Impressions. Design inspired by Tammie Koehnen.
To Go Please by Art Impressions
Who hasn't had a day like this? I think I am having one today because I took my car in for maintenance and the service rep just called with the price to fix the driver's side window -- Wowza! I think I need that special cup of coffee!
For this card, I die cut Penny Black's Love Cup die from orange, white and kraft cardstock and glued it together. I added the bright pink heart and the straw cut from striped yellow paper (both are part of the die set). The background is green cardstock punched with the EK Success Binding Edge Border punch; I added the stitched line with one of the dies from the Stitched die set by Paper Smooches. The notepaper is white cardstock stamped with an Impression Obsession Grid Stamp. Embellishing this piece are some yellow and white twine and a little strip of bright pink, polka dotted washi tape. The sentiment (Art Impressions To Go Please) was stamped and die cut with Memory Box die Stitched Ovals. The final embellishment was a scattering of coffee beans die cut with Impression Obsession Coffee Set.
The inside sentiment is Bad Day by Art Impressions. I stamped it then die cut it with Memory Box Stitched Squares. The cute little coffee cup is Memory Box die Coffee to Go Small.
Triptych Dies from Poppystamps
These are the new Triptych Stem and Triptych Dogwood Bloom dies from Poppy dies.
For this card I die cut the Triptych stem from green cardstock and the Triptych Dogwood Blooms from white cardstock and glue the white frames over the green -- they were designed to match perfectly! Then I die cut the Stems Triptych from blue cardstock and inserted these pieces on the back to form the background. Finally I die cut the Dogwood Blooms from yellow cardstock and inserted the flower centers. "Spring" is die cut with Poppystamps die Freehand Happy Spring. A really clean and simple Spring card.
Did you know this is Teacher Appreciation week? I made this card for my niece Jennifer who teaches high school geography in Central Texas. She will be honored at an awards ceremony this week because one of her students wrote an essay about how she inspired him to succeed in his studies. That makes the blackboard quote above especially appropriate for her. For the front of the card I used Memory Box die Jumbled Alphabet and inside I used Taylored Expressions stamp set Make the Grade and the TE die Blackboard.
I love this die. It's very graphic and makes a very quick and easy card that is appropriate for lots of occasions including "guy" cards! I used Poppy die Mod Hex Background and Poppy clear stamp set Hope and Thanks. Design inspired by Irena Kowalczyk.
The last card I will share with you today is made with Penny Black's stamp set Totally Fabulous. I have three good friends with black poodles and I know they will love this card. I stamped the elegant lady and colored her and the dogs with Copic markers. The sentiment stamp comes with the set. Fun!
Please stop in soon and see all the new fun products! Thanks!
Hello Friends! Today I want to share with you some funny cards using stamps from Art Impressions. Some cards are decorated with a die cut here and there, but the real stars today are stamps and coloring. OK, I can already hear you saying "I can't color" or "I don't have time to color." For me coloring is therapy time - just me, my markers and the TV or radio. I lose myself in the pretty colors. And speaking of colors -- choose what you like best: Copic markers, watercoloring with water-based markers or inks, colored pencils -- whatever you have on hand and enjoy.
I personally added a wing on to my dentist's office so I feel like I do deserve a crown! I colored this lady in Copic markers and cut the crowns from sparkly cardstock using Poppy die Regal Crowns. I created the background by sponging ink (Distress Spun Sugar) with a Jumbo Dauber through the My Favorite Things stencil called Cow Print. As with most of the AI sets, the sentiment is included with the main stamp. Design inspired by Karen Day
I used the same stencil on this card with the "Celeste" stamp. Love the sentiment inside! Design insired by Amy Rysaa.
I used Art Impressions stamp set "Picture Perfect" for this card, colored with Copic markers. Other supplies include Taylored Expressions dies Film Strip Border and Skinny Mini Borders 1; Tim Holtz stamp set Hashtags; and Simple Stories paper pad Daily Grind. Design inspired by Cheri Burry.
Same stamp set (it includes three sentiments!) and a different layout using Taylored Expressions die Picture Perfect Hello/Smile frame set. The decorative paper is from a Doodlebug paper pad called Day to Day and the design was inspired by Karen Day.
And here's one more using the Picture Pefect set. Design inspired by Tammie Koehner.
For this card I stamped Art Impressions stamp Rockin’ Ruby on white cardstaock, colored her and cut her out -- yes a little tedious but so cute! For the card I created a reverse mask by cutting a piece of masking paper (slightly self adhesive) the same size as my card front(4¼” x 5½”) then die cutting a circle in the center of this mask with Spellbinders die Classic Circles large. Once this mask was adhered to the card front, I sponged the background using Memento inks Pear Tart, Summer Sky and Bahama Blue. Next I removed the mask, adhered Rockin' Ruby to the card and stamped the sentiment. Design inspired by Judith Gowdy.
Art Impressions has really cute guys as well as girls! Here's a card I made with stamp set "Old Guy's Club" and single stamp Happy Birthday Ole’ Geezer. Design inspired by Karen Amidon.
This longhorn is from the brand new Art Impressions collection called Texas Zoo Crew! The longhorn and the sentiment are in a set called Long Horn (I guess they don't know how to spell longhorn in Oregon!). For a perfect masculine birthday card I stamped the longhorn and colored him with Copic markers and cut out the panel with Memory Box die Pinpoint Layers Square. The background "wood" decorative paper is from Authentique and the rectangle on the left is from Prima -- it looks and feels like leather! I added a few embellishments and some twine. Inside the card I stamped the longhorn again in brown ink and the sentiment in black ink. Design inspired by Reneé Matarese.
Same stamp set, different layout. I love the Dymo labeler "Hey!" Art Impressions stamp set Long Horn; design inspired by Diane Zechman.
Here's a fun birthday card with a signature Art Impressions Back and Front stamp set called Maturing. I stamped the front and the back images on cardstock, colored them with Copic markers then cut them out with the matching dies. For the card I adhered the decorative paper inside and outside the card then cut all three layers at once with a Spellbinders Circle die. You may have to run it through a couple times to cut through all 3 layers. Next adhere the front image to the front of the card; the back image will fit perfectly over the front image inside the card. Finally stamp the sentiment in two places so only part of the image shows through the opening.
I just placed a big order with Art Impressions for more funny ladies and gentlemen -- be sure to check them out on our What's New page here.To reserve or order any item, just email Polly at email@example.com call me at 915-833-9500. I tidied up the Big Sale page so browse through it here.
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