Monday, March 1, 2021

See What's NEW At Impression Obsession {Day 1}

Hey there, crafty chicks! Today's handmade cards are for YOU, my crafty chicks, and they feature crafty chicks . . .no really! I've got some die cut chickens that are SUPER adorable, and they're part of the NEW March release at Impression Obsession, so let's take a look!

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Enjoy One Moment at a Time - handmade card idea with stamps and dies from Impression Obsession featuring cute mama hens on their nests. Die cut chickens are adorable for farmhouse themed cards and paper crafts.
Okay chickies, check out these chickens! The Sitting Hens die set is so sweet. I love the cut out wing, because you can pop it out a bit for some extra dimension. And the cool nests?! The perfect complement! This die set includes two chickens, facing in each direction, so it's handy to use two chatty hens together. 
Hey there sunshine! Die cut chicken card in a farmhouse style. Visit my blog to see three country style card ideas with the Sitting Hen dies and stamps from Impression Obsession.
I've paired each of today's Sitting Hen cards with a different new sentiment from the March release. There are some super sweet sentiments this month that can mix and match with all types of stamps and dies. On the Hey There, Sunshine card, I paired a Sitting Hen with some layers of tag and circle dies already in my stash. I love how the Pinked Circle looks a little like a sunshine in the background. (At least I hope it looks that way!) 

On my last card, I used a new tag die set called Three Rectangle Frames. This one is really cool (and I'll show you more with it tomorrow!) It has three tag sized stitched rectangles, and then that skinny border around it is a separate die. Lots of possibilities with this one!

Country chic cardmaking idea with the Sitting Hens dies and It's the Little Things sentiment stamp from Impression Obsession for handmade cards.
So, what do you think? Pretty cute and crafty chicks, right? There's SO much more to share, so I hope you enjoy the Impression Obsession March Release blog hop today and tomorrow.

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

If you arrived here from Laura Fulcher, you're on the right track. If not, start at the Impression Obsession blog so you don't miss a thing!

  • We're giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for our two-day blog hop (this is day 1, so come back tomorrow too!!) - the more you comment, the more chances to win!
  • All comments for both days will be open until March 8th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on March 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
  • Find all the new release stamps HERE
Next on the hop, head to Lee Ann Barrett for more fun.

New Supplies on Today's Cards:

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Make a Simply Perfect Thank You Card with Embossing

Want to create a fun new handmade card with your embossing folders? Try this idea using scraps of paper and your favorite embossing folder for a striped rainbow card for any occasion! 

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Colorful Striped Thank You Card Idea Using an Embossing Folder from Spellbinders
Today's projects feature some BRAND NEW goodness from Spellbinders, and I'm totally in LOVE. I'm thrilled to share our brand new 100 lb. cardstock which comes in 30 of the most beautiful, fresh colors. In addition, you'll find a whole variety of new products live in the Spellbinders shop today, like the embossing folder and dies I'm using on today's cards. 

Let's take a look at the striped embossed technique on today's first card. It's quite easy, and it's a great way to use up scrap paper. Here we go:

  • Trim a white cardstock rectangle just smaller than a card base. (4x5.25")
  • Trim strips (or collect scraps from your stash) of any colors of cardstock. I used 5 of the brand new Spellbinders colors: Lagoon, Teal Topaz, Pink Sand, Dahlia, Wild Berry
  • Lay the strips right next to each other and tape them to each other with washi or Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape (it's like washi, but better!!!) You can use your white panel to eyeball the size and arrangement. You'll be adhering the strips to that panel later.

How to make a handmade card with a striped embossed background
  • Next, lay the taped strips in an embossing folder and run through diecutting machine. This new embossing folder is called Simply Perfect Florets and it embosses so deeply and clearly, especially on this 100 lb. cardstock, I'm just so impressed every time I use it!
Make a beautiful striped embossed background with embossing folders and paper scraps for colorful handmade cards.
  • Finishing off this card is simple because the embossed rainbow stripes are the star of the show. Don't even bother removing the washi tape from the back, and just adhere them to the white cardstock panel. Then, add that to your card base. A die cut sentiment and a few sparkly gems complete this card. (The Simply Perfect Mix & Match Sentiments dies are brand new in the shop today!)
Make an embossed thank you card with scrap paper strips in a rainbow of colors. This simple handmade cardmaking idea is a fun way to get new life from your embossing folders.
Next, let's look at another card featuring the Simply Perfect collection! This one features some sweet die sets that you'll use all year long. The Kaleidoscope Plaid Die Set was released at Christmastime but we're giving it a springtime twist this season. Let's take a look at this clever die set.
Make a handmade Hello card with Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Plaid Die Set and flower dies + sentiments
The Kaleidoscope Plaid set is made up of three dies. Die cut each in a different color and layer them to achieve this amazing plaid panel. Four panels will fill a normal card base, or use just one like I did on this card. They fit perfectly on slimline cards and gate fold cards too! The possibilities are actually endless with this cool set. 
Make a handmade Hello card with Spellbinders Simply Perfect Kaleidoscope Plaid die, Simply Perfect Blooms Dies

I paired the plaid panel with a fun floral die set called Simply Perfect Layered Blooms. This set can be layered and used in so many ways. Then I finished off the card with another  scripty sentiment. I think what I love about all of these new products the most is that they can be mixed, matched, layered and put together in so many ways. They are truly versatile products we'll use again and again. And the new cardstock - dang, you guys, it cuts, embosses, die-cuts, and stamps SO nicely. 

Okay my friends, thanks for sticking with me through this long blog post!!! I'd love for you to check out all of the new goodness in the Spellbinders shop (because there's so much more than just what I shared today.) Come back and tell me in the comments what you're most excited about!

Supplies on Today's Cards:

Cardmaking ideas with Spellbinders dies and embossing folders for thank you cards and all occasion cards with plaid, stripes, and florals.