Saturday, February 17, 2024

These Card Ideas are Perfect for Besties, Sisters, Mamas and More!

Snarky cards are so much fun! These cards sentiments will definitely make your girlfriends and sisters smile! Let's look at three card ideas featuring sweet and sassy stamp sets drawn by Nola Chandler, for Impression Obsession.

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We all have one, don't we? The person we call to vent all our crazy-brained ideas and rants . . .and we owe them the world! This is the perfect card for that person in your life!  This card is also a great way to use up all those patterned paper scraps that you don't want to throw out!
Next up, another card with just simple stamping and black ink. Instead of patterned paper, this card features an embossed background, and some simple layering with die cut shapes and scalloped washi. I LOVE this sentiment!
And lastly, a cute stamped background using the heart from the Thought Bubbles stamp set. I scribbled some colored pencil over the hearts just to add a little color. 
Today's cards feature just a few of the cute new products in this month's release on the Impression Obsession website. Stop by to see all the products and then hop around to the designers' blogs. We're having a THREE DAY blog hop (this is day THREE!) and we've all got some fabulous new inspiration to share with you! 

Don't Miss These Important Details:

  • Two lucky customers who place an order between February 15-22 will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their order! Will it be YOU?
  • Have you been to the IO website lately? Check out the entire NEW PRODUCTS section, plus Featured Sale section with Easter goodies at 25% off AND check out our new monthly bundle, featuring clear stamps plus coordinating dies, and stencils. 
Don't Miss a Stop on the Hop!
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Friday, February 16, 2024

Make an Easter Bunny Shaker Card! {New from Impression Obsession}

There's not much more fun than a SHAKER CARD! This sweet and springy Easter shaker card is shaped like an egg, and features the sweetest stamped bunnies from Impression Obsession. Let's take a look and I'll show you just how to create it yourself!

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The Inside Out Arch die is such a great shape on its own - but two of them paired up make a perfect egg! 
  • Start by cutting out the arch towards the top of a panel of cardstock. This will become the shaker part. 
  • Then die cut it again from pink cardstock (or the springy color of your choice!) 
  • Stamp a sentiment and adhere the pink arch to your cardstock panel. 
  • Add a piece of clear acetate behind the open area, and use a foam sheet or foam tape to add the dimension you need, filling your shaker with sequins.
Looking for more cute bunny ideas? Here's another sweet and simple card for springtime, a new baby, or Easter. Remember bunnies don't have to be white! These kraft colored bunnies are adorable too!
Today's projects feature just a few of the cute new products in this month's release on the Impression Obsession website. Stop by to see all the products and then hop around to the designers' blogs. We're having a THREE DAY blog hop (this is day TWO!) and we've all got some fabulous new inspiration to share with you! (Don't miss Day 1 HERE)

Don't Miss These Important Details:

  • Two lucky customers who place an order between February 15-22 will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their order! Will it be YOU?
  • Have you been to the IO website lately? Check out the entire NEW PRODUCTS section, plus Featured Sale section with Easter goodies at 25% off AND check out our new monthly bundle, featuring clear stamps plus coordinating dies, and stencils. 
Catch Every Stop on the Blog Hop!
Laura Williams <<you are here!>>
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Look at These Sweet Stitched Flowers for Springtime Card Making!

Spring may or may not be in the air where you live, but either way it's time to start crafting up some fresh, springtime handmade cards. Today's cards feature sweet Stitched Flowers from Impression Obsession that are just in time for SPRING!

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I love flower dies that aren't too fussy or difficult to use. This set has some mix-and-matchability and there really aren't any rules as far as how you assemble these cuties. With die sets like this, I enjoy starting a project by die cutting in a bunch of assorted colors first. Then I have lots of pieces ready to play with as I figure out what I like best. On today's first card I created a card base with lots of depth, using the Inside Out Arch die to create a window. Then I nestled the blooms coming out of the space. The Jumbo Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner grounds the space to add some visual weight.

Next up, I used the same colors of flowers, (remember, I love to die cut a BUNCH of flowers at one time,) but I used those same colors for the leaves and stems too. Just a fun, colorful, playful take on the floral theme.  Don't be afraid to get a little silly, and creative!
The Stitched Flowers, Inside Out Arch, and Rounded Rectangle 2 are just a few of the cute new products in this month's release on the Impression Obsession website. Stop by to see all the products and then hop around to the designers' blogs. We're having a THREE DAY blog hop (this is day one!) and we've all got some fabulous new inspiration to share with you! 

Don't Miss These Important Details:

  • Two lucky customers who place an order between February 15-22 will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their order! Will it be YOU?
  • Have you been to the IO website lately? Check out the entire NEW PRODUCTS section, plus Featured Sale section with Easter goodies at 25% off AND check out our new monthly bundle, featuring clear stamps plus coordinating dies, and stencils. 
Catch Every Stop on the Blog Hop!
Laura Williams <<you are here!>>

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Pretty in Pink Handmade Valentine Card Ideas

Shades of pink paired with black, white and kraft are a fun color combination for Valentine cards this year! Today let's look at two ideas that you can create with this fun color combo, along with the adorable Valentine Hearts stamp set from Impression Obsession

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One of my favorite techniques on kraft colored cardstock is adding white colored pencil and/or white gel pen. Just some little details and shading add a fun POP to darker cardstock colors. It also helps brighten up the kraft so it doesn't feel dingy or dull for a cheerful Valentine card. On today's cards I used both colored pencil and gel pen to add some highlights and finishing touches to the designs. It's a little doodling, and a little coloring that makes a big bright impact!
I love love love the heart background on this card. I'm ALWAYS here for polka dots, so this heart jumped out at me BIG TIME! It was a simple way to create a fun background, and then all this card needed was a a few layers to balance out the pattern and keep the focal point on the sweet sentiment. 
I love the way the Jumbo Pinked Sentiment Banners can be a landing place for a stamped sentiment, but they can also be used as a design element, as I did on both of today's cards.

Today is Team Favorites day on the Impression Obsession blogIt's the day the designers celebrate some of our favorite cards and products from this month's release. Stop by the blog for a list of everyone participating, and then see what cuteness they've created!

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Looking for more Valentine card making ideas?
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Have you been to the IO website lately? Check out the entire NEW PRODUCTS section, plus the Valentine sale with prices you won't believe! AND check out our new monthly bundle, featuring clear stamps plus coordinating dies, and stencil.