Monday, January 17, 2022

Say Happy Mother's Day With Three Simply Stamped Card Ideas

It's not too early to start thinking about handmade Mother's Day cards and craft ideas. And with stamps this cute, that can be used for all kinds of cards, you'll definitely want to check out today's sweet card making ideas! All three of these ideas are perfect ways to send your love to mom - but switch out the sentiments, and each of these cards will be adorable for all kinds of occasions too!

Plus, it's a January release BLOG HOP DAY with Impression Obsession, so be sure to check the end of this post for details about participants and PRIZES!

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It's not too early to start thinking about handmade Mother's Day cards and craft ideas. And with stamps this cute, that can be used for all kinds of cards, you'll definitely want to check out today's sweet card making ideas! All three of these ideas are perfect ways to send your love to mom - but switch out the sentiments, and each of these cards will be adorable for all kinds of occasions too!
I am absolutely in love with this lovely rose stamp, and the way the colors on this card came together. Switch up the sentiment, and this card could easily be for any occasion from birthday to sympathy. To create this look, stamp the roses onto both coral and aqua cardstocks, and then trim and layer the pieces together.
Next up, a large square shaped card. Again, this image is perfect to send a HUGE heart to Mom . . .but switch out the sentiment for all kinds of cards to send your love. I paper-pieced the large heart with patterned paper, but then I used watercolor pencils to shade in the rest of the image. And that sentiment? So cute and funny!
Next up, a large square shaped card. Again, this image is perfect to send a HUGE heart to Mom . . .but switch out the sentiment for all kinds of cards to send your love. I paper-pieced the large heart with patterned paper, but then I used watercolor pencils to shade in the rest of the image. And that sentiment? So cute and funny!
Lastly, a sweet slimline card with adorable paper-pieced birdies. Aren't these chickies darling? I paper pieced them, and then added some details using a white gel pen. 
Make a sweet slimline card with adorable paper-pieced birdies. Aren't these chickies darling? I paper pieced them, and then added some details using a white gel pen. This card is perfect for Mother's Day, or any time during the springtime season.
Today the designers at Impression Obsession are taking one more day to celebrate the new stamps and dies released this month and we don't want you to miss a thing!
Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:
  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - the more you comment, the more chances to win!
  • Comments will be open until January 24th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced the next day on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all the new release stamps HERE
Here's the lineup for today's hop!
Impression Obsession Blog
Laura Williams <<you are here!>>
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Stop by my blog for three handmade cards for Mother's Day, or all season long. Sweet birdies, a giant heart, and a beautiful rose, all from Impression Obsession for card making and crafts.
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Monday, January 10, 2022

Simple Die Cut Flowers Are ALWAYS a Good Idea! {Don't You Agree?}

I absolutely love simple die cut shapes. I might love diecutting even more than stamping - gasp! I get super excited about easy to use die cut shapes, especially when they have mix and match potential, like today's adorable flowers from Impression Obsession. For encouragement, birthday, Mother's Day, and beyond, these flowers are darling for a variety of cards, in a variety of colors.

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I absolutely love simple die cut shapes. I might love diecutting even more than stamping - gasp! I get super excited about easy to use die cut shapes, especially when they have mix and match potential, like today's adorable flowers from Impression Obsession. For encouragement, birthday, Mother's Day, and beyond, these flowers are darling for a variety of cards, in a variety of colors.
Today's die set is called Mother's Day Flowers, but they're perfect for so much more. For both of today's cards, I die cut this sweet flower die set from a couple of colors and then mixed and matched the flowers and their centers. The first card has pink flowers with red centers, and then the reverse for my second card. I love to die cut once and make cards twice! 
Today's die set is called Mother's Day Flowers, but they're perfect for so much more. For both of today's cards, I die cut this sweet flower die set from a couple of colors and then mixed and matched the flowers and their centers. The first card has pink flowers with red centers, and then the reverse for my second card. I love to die cut once and make cards twice!
With little bits of this and that on your desk, it's fun to just layer scraps and play with shapes. A simple stamped sentiment was all this cheerful encouragement card needed after I pulled together these fun colors and shapes. 
Make a Mother's Day card with stamps and dies from Impression Obsession. These simple daisy die cut shapes are perfect for all kinds of cards, but check out how sweet they are in red and pink for this handmade card for mom. Use coordinating clear stamps with sweet sentiments to finish off your handmade Mother's Day card! Stop by to see more ideas with this fun die set, and ways to use stamps and die cutting on your card making and crafts.
Now, the reverse of my flowers - red flowers with pink centers. This is a bright and bold card idea for Mother's Day. I stamped two sentiments in the die cut circle for this card, but this stamp set has lots of options for card fronts or for stamping inside of a card. 
Happy Mother's Day handmade card ideas! Stop on over to see Mother's Day card making and crafts using stamping and die cutting with Impression Obsession. This card with simple die cut daisies is fun to make and you can use whatever color combination you'd like to make festive colorful daisies for all kinds of handmade cards!
Today is Theme Day on the Impression Obsession Blog - and we're celebrating all things FLOWERS! Stop by the IO blog for a list of all the designers participating, and be sure to check out the cuteness they're sharing!



After you blog hop, click on over to the shop and check out the January release, which is packed with new goodies for Valentines, Mother's Day, and more! 

You also won't want to miss the amazing clearance section. My favorite section is the clear stamps at an AMAZING price! Grab them now before they're gone.
Are you looking for a sweet and simple handmade Mother's Day card idea? These die cut daisies are simple and sweet for a variety of card making projects all year long, but they're especially perfect for Mother's Day cards for moms and grandmas! The simple stamped sentiments coordinate perfectly and are easy to use. Stop by for more about this card, and other ideas using these great craft supplies from Impression Obsession.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Check Out These Super Cute Valentine Ideas {New from Impression Obsession}

It's Day 2 of the January release blog hop at Impression Obsession, and there's lots more handmade card inspiration to share! Today's cards are pretty in pink and ready for Valentines Day - come get some inspiration and then create your own LOVE-filled cards and crafts!

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With bold images like these, it's easy to create clean and simple Valentine cards that make a BIG impact. I LOVE the LOVE sentiment on the card below, (I paper-pieced the heart - it's part of the stamp) and the Stringed Hearts stamp is really fun to create a striking background. For extra pop, use a white gel pen to add some coloring and details to a stamped image like this. 
Let's take one more look at the Stringed Hearts stamp. Here it is again stamped vertically in pink ink. Again, love the white gel pen details! This card got a little more layering, but it's still pretty simple and easy to create multiples of for Valentine cards.
Last but NOT least, how about these two cute pigs?! Nola Chandler draws the cutest animals for her stamps at Impression Obsession, and these cuties are really fun for Valentines this year! Stamp on pink cardstock, and cut, then add the trusty white gel pen for the details. 
Today is Day 2 of the Impression Obsession January release blog hop - I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Valentines Day crafting now! If you missed Day 1 of the blog hop, you can find it HERE for more Valentine inspiration.

Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:

  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for our two-day blog hop - the more you comment, the more chances to win, so be sure to visit all the designers!
  • All comments for both days will be open until January 10th at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all of Impression Obsession's newest releases HERE
  •  Check out the awesome sale section on the IO website. In particular, their assortment of discontinued clear stamp sets has some amazing deals on THE cutest stamps!

Here's the lineup of today's hop!
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Monday, January 3, 2022

We've Got Crazy Good Chemistry {See What's New from Impression Obsession!}

You and me. . . we've got chemistry! You'll love today's handmade card ideas for lots of occasions, but especially for Valentine and anniversary cards. These trendy die cut cards are simple and fun to make using stamps and dies that are brand new from Impression Obsession. Plus, this is day one of our two-day blog hop, so there's lots of fun card making inspiration for you to see!

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You Make Me Feel Bubbly cute handmade card with die cut chemistry bottles and a stamped sentiment from Impression Obsession.
The Chemistry Bottles dies and Great Chemistry clear stamp set are absolutely adorable and so simple to work with. I love the simple block font of the sentiments, and the little bubble cut outs on the bottles are a fun detail. For today's cards I die cut the bottles from a few different colors and then mixed and matched them for my cards. On this first card, I created a background of bottles, and overlaid diecut hearts. 
The Chemistry Bottles dies and Great Chemistry clear stamp set are absolutely adorable and so simple to work with. I love the simple block font of the sentiments, and the little bubble cut outs on the bottles are a fun detail. For today's cards I die cut the bottles from a few different colors and then mixed and matched them for my cards. On this first card, I created a background of bottles, and overlaid diecut hearts.
Using some of the same pieces, and adding bottles die cut from Silver Mirror cardstock, I created this second card. Simple patterned papers created the background, and add a pop of color.  Wouldn't these cards be adorable for Valentines Day, but also anniversary cards, and just a card to say I LOVE YOU!

Make adorable chemistry themed handmade cards for Valentines Day or anniversaries using stamps and dies from Impression Obsession. Stop by my blog to see more ideas for handmade cards like this!
One more super cute new die set is the Layered Heart Trio dies. This set creates the perfect size heart (as seen on my two other cards) plus a half-heart that can be layered on top to create fun color combinations, textures, and dimension. This set cuts three hearts and three halves all at once, so you can die cut a lot at one time. Again, adorable for Valentines and love themed cards, but you know we'll be using these hearts ALLLL year long! And those sentiments? PERFECTION. You'll love them for standard size and slimline cards too!
Alright crafty friend, here's the scoop. The Impression Obsession design team is celebrating the new release, and we want YOU to get involved! Come blog hop with us! 

Here are the important details on this week's blog hop:

  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for our two-day blog hop - the more you comment, the more chances to win, so be sure to visit all the designers!
  • All comments for both days will be open until January 10th at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on January 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all of Impression Obsession's newest releases HERE
  •  Check out the awesome sale section on the IO website. In particular, their assortment of discontinued clear stamp sets has some amazing deals on THE cutest stamps!

Here's the lineup of today's hop!
Laura Williams <<you are here!!>>

Shop the Supplies on Today's Cards:
love using the Magic Mat for this project, because it alleviates those pesky cutting lines on the underneath side of die cut shapes. You know, the ones from your best used cutting plates? 

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Try these fun chemistry themed handmade card ideas for valentines or anniversary cards. The adorable die cut chemistry bottles and coordinating clear stamped sentiments are the perfect way to say I LOVE YOU to your science geek! Stop by to see more science inspired card ideas with stamps and dies from Impression Obsession