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Friday, December 2, 2016

Simply Delightful Christmas

Hello, fellow stamp lovers!  It's Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky FingersThis week, Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring the House of Cards Challenge Blog.  
Here's the inspiration board for the challenge:

Using the board, I created this:

I used Great Impressions rubber stamps F620 - Joyful Harry and D453 - It's Christmas.  I colored F620 - Joyful Harry with Copic markers.  I stamped D453 - It's Christmas onto a premade Christmas tag. 

A new challenge will start Sunday on the Great Impressions Challenge blog.  It's always Anything Goes, but there's a mood board for inspiration if you'd like to follow it.

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Online Store.  They have many wonderful Christmas stamps -- or stamps for ANY occasion! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Branch

Hello stamping friends. Today I have a blast from the past Christmas card. 


I used the super cute Branch with Bulbs (H216) image and colored it with Copics. I then trimmed it out with scissors and a craft knife. I love how the sentiment is part of the image. I added some lace and sparkles to make it special. I hope you like it!

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Guest Designer: Debi

Good morning all. Today we are taking another look at all of the beautiful cards that our Guest Designer Debi Brile shared with use this month.

First up is the gorgeous card that Debi made for our November Challenge. I really love all of the beautiful Fall colors.


featuring: H259 Pumpkin Puppy

featuring: J120 Elegant Berry Branch and F621 Holiday Sentiment

featuring: G392 Country Snowman and F369 Joy and Wonder Sentiment


featuring E903 Ice Skating Penguin and A151 Cheer Sentiment 

It has been a pleasure having Debi share these awesome projects with us.

You have 1-more day to join in our Great Impressions November Challenge! Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Monday, November 28, 2016

May your Christmas Glow ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Clean and Simple Christmas card featuring an awesome stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the beautiful Christmas Lantern (G393). I absolutely love this stamp ... not only do you get a beautiful image, but you also get the perfect holiday sentiment. 

I stamped the Christmas Lantern (G393) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored the image with my Copic Markers. I masked the colored image with post-it notes on each side, then used a dauber to apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink. X-mas Red Stickles was applied to the berries on the holly, and Star Dust Stickles was applied to the snowflakes. Glossy Accents was then added to the lantern.


Their is still a couple of days to enter our November Great Impressions Challenge so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps we'd love for you to link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Guest Designer: Debi

Good morning all. Our November Guest Designer Debi Brile is joining us again today with a gorgeous Holiday card.


Debi did a beautiful job featuring the adorable Ice Skating Penguin (E903) and the Cheer Sentiment (A151). I love the stitched framing and backdrop she created for these stamps.

Another awesome card! Make sure you stop by Debi's Blog for more details on how she created today's card, and don't forget to leave her some love.

You still have some time to join in our Great Impressions November Challenge! Make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Cheer Revisited

Is this really Black Friday?  Did I really eat all that turkey yesterday?  How can we be a month from Christmas?  Oh my, oh my, oh my! This is Julie with you today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  and I'm revisiting a favorite project from the past.  Since it is just one month to the day until Christmas, I'm featuring one of my favorite Christmas cards today, with one of my favorite Great Impressions Stamps on it.  I love this chickadee (G28)



I colored the rubber stamp G28 - Winter Chickadee with Copic markers.  It's a highly shaded stamp that doesn't take much coloring to look good (easy peasy coloring, quick results, perfect for mass producing Christmas cards).  In this case, I thought it would look striking on an easel card, so I created it using my Silhouette Cameo.  I stamped the A151 - Cheer stamp on the base of the easel card.

Have you entered the Great Impressions Stamps challenge yet?  There's still a few more days to get your anything goes entry in.  I'd love to see what you make and we've got wonderful prizes! 

Check out the Great Impressions Store for tons of wonderful stamps.  You'll find these 2, and many, many more!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Give thanks ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share an oldie but goodie that is perfect for this time of year featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the beautiful Harvest Cart (H219) stamp along with the Simple Things (D374) Sentiment. I really love the image, and the sentiment is a perfect match.

Copic Markers were used to color the image, and distress ink was applied around the image and sentiment. I pulled the browns from the cart for the background cardstock and design paper, which allows the orange from the pumpkins to pop.

The November Great Impressions Challenge is live so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps we'd love for you to link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Guest Designer: Debi

Good morning all. Our November Guest Designer Debi Brile is joining us again today with a gorgeous Easel Holiday card.


Using Country Snowman (G392) and Joy and Wonder (F639) Debi made an easel card. Here's what Debi said about her card ... This guy needs to bulk up a bit before I attempt to fussy cut his arms. So, I stamped him on the background paper first and again on white CS before coloring, fussy cutting, and popping him into the frame.

She did a awesome job! Make sure you stop by Debi's Blog for more details on how she created her easel card, and don't forget to leave her some love.

The Great Impressions November Challenge is live! Make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pumpkin Puppy

Woohoo!  It's almost the weekend!  It's Julie with you today.  It's nearly Thanksgiving, and I have an adorable stamp to share with you -- one of my favorites from Great Impressions Stamps!  This card is created with H259-Pumpkin Puppy:



I colored H259 - Pumpkin Puppy with Copic markers.  That puppy looks like it's having so much fun, chasing those falling leaves!

Have you entered the Anything Goes challenge yet at Great Impressions Stamps?  It goes all month, so there's still plenty of time.  I hope you link up!  If you use a Great Impressions Stamp, please enter it in the customer gallery. 


Lastly, don't forget to shop in the wonderful Great Impressions Stamps Store!  You'll find more great stamps just like this one. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Autumn Flowers

Leah here today! I have a card to share with you today that uses the image called (J09) Garden Flowers


I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored it. I stitched the main image onto some patterned paper and added some faux stitching and a bow. I enjoy using floral stamps all year round and you can by just switching up the colors!

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Your are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share my friendship card featuring stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


Dreamy Gracie (H256) and the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I pulled out my Copic Markers to color this lovely, along with a White Gelly Roll Pen. I then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink for the sky and ground.


The November Great Impressions Challenge is live so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Guest Designer: Debi

Good morning all. Our November Guest Designer Debi Brile is joining us today with a gorgeous Holiday card.


Debi created her own design paper using the lovely Elegant Berry Branch (J120), and continued the design around the focal point of her card - the Holidays Sentiment (F621). The embossed bow draws the eye to sentiment and those lovely berries.

She did a awesome job! Make sure you stop by Debi's Blog for more details on how she created her elegant card, and don't forget to leave her some love.

The Great Impressions November Challenge is live! Make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Gratitude Each Day

Happy Friday! Julie is here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. This is Veteran's Day, so I thank all the Veterans out there for serving our country.  We owe you our respect and much more.

With Thanksgiving so close, and with a spirit of gratitude in my heart, I made a card I really enjoyed creating for today's post.  Here it is:



This card uses two rubber stamps from Great Impressions Stamps -- F169 - Harvest Mouse, and D451 - Gratitude.

I colored F169- Harvest Mouse with Copic markers, then stamped D451 - Gratitude nearby. 

Have you entered the Anything Goes challenge yet at Great Impressions Stamps?  It's just getting underway, and goes all month, so please link up!  If you use a Great Impressions Stamp, please enter it in the customer gallery. 

Lastly, don't forget to shop in the wonderful Great Impressions Stamps Store!  You'll find more great stamps just like these two. 



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sunflowers

Hello!  Leah from Paper Blossoms here.I have an autumn inspired card to share with you today!


The sentiment is called (E900) More Than Nice and the pretty flowers are (G472) Sunflower Background. Sometimes I forget that you can stamp on colored paper, not just white! I added some machine stitching and sequins to finish it off.

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Monday, November 7, 2016

So Thankful For You ...

Good Evening! Oops! I forgot to hit publish.  Ruza here to share one of the cards I made last year at this time using stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the adorable stamp called Scarecrow & Crow (G345). I stamped this adorable stamp, colored it with my Copic Markers, and applied distress ink around the image. Once done I cut it out with one of my dies, layered it on my DP background, and then I stamped the So Thankful for You Sentiment (B193) and some bling.

The November Great Impressions Challenge is live so make sure you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!



Sunday, November 6, 2016

November Challenge: Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another monthly Challenge here at Great Impressions!

Before we get started, we have some Winners to Announce! 

The Random Winner for the month of October is ...
#19 ~ Deepti

Congratulations Deepti. Please email Ruza
 at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and
the Guest Designer information. 

Congratulations! Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
All of you have made a GREAT IMPRESSION on us!

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It's time to move on to our New Challenge.


Here is the Prize you can win ...


Let's give a BIG Welcome to our Guest Designer Debi Brile
Debi will be sharing her creations during the Month of November with all of us.


Aside from an occasional odd project, I am totally addicted to card making. You'll find a new one posted on my blog almost daily. I am intrigued by different techniques and fancy folds, love embossing folders and fussy cutting. I am a Red Hatter and teach occasional classes for a group of Red Hat friends - feathers, bling and tons of fun! I also enjoy crocheting, sewing, baking, reading, my grandchildren and great-granddaughter, and my wonderful husband, to whom I've been married 34 years.

Now let's see what Debi created to inspire you!
featuring ... H259 Pumpkin Puppy

Debi did an amazing job creating this modified gate fold card. I love that
she stamped the image several times to paper piece the pumpkin and make
 it appear as though the leaves are floating to the ground!

Make sure you head over to Debi's blog to check out the inside of her card to see
how she framed the E550 Second Spring Sentiment. Since it's Debi's birthday
 today, make sure you WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY while you are there!

Now it's time for a little Inspiration from our Designers ... 

featuring - G498 Forever Friends

Julie
featuring ... H259 Pumpkin Puppy

Leah
featuring ... J09 Garden Flowers

Our Designer's would love to hear what you think of their projects.
Hop on over to their blogs to leave them a little love!

If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword GISMC in the Title, and then link it up below so we can find your project. This way we can also leave you a little love. If you don't have a Blog or Splitcoaststampers Gallery, please email Ruza at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com with the Subject line "GI Monthly Challenge Entry", and she will enter it for you.

As a bonus entry, if you use our stamps leave a comment on this post 
to let us know. You will have double the chance of winning 
this months Prize that is being offered.

You may link up a Maximum of 1-project per month.

To view all of our Challenge Rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above. Don't forget to link all of your Great Impressions Stamps projects in the Customer Gallery!

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Golden Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone! Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. I like using red, green, and gold on Christmas cards.  With that in mind, I created this card...



This card uses several Great Impressions rubber stampsJ120 - Elegant Berry Branch and D511 - Merry.

I colored J120 - Elegant Berry Branch, then stamped D511 - Merry on the same paper.

A new challenge will be starting at Great Impressions Stamps challenge blog very soon.  I hope you join us in November for our Anything Goes Challenge!  If you use a Great Impressions Stamp, please link it up in the customer gallery. 

Don't forget to shop for these and other wonderful stamps in the Great Impressions Stamps store

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumn Silhouette

Hello! Leah here from Paper Blossoms. I have a one layer card to share with you today that uses one of my favorite quotes.


The lovely silhouette image is called (H184) Wildflower Silhouette and I stamped it in Verasfine Onyx Black ink. I then stamped the sentiment (E763) Sunshine and then used several colors of Distress ink for the background. The Distress ink colors I used were; Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Salty Sea. I finished it by rounding the corners.
Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Treats ...

Good morning and Happy Halloween to one and all! Ruza here to share a cute way to hand out Halloween Treats featuring the Happy Halloween Sentiment (E811) from Great Impressions Stamps.


I saw a video on Facebook not long ago showing how to make these quick and easy origami treat holders. Unfortunately, I don't have a link for you but I will share how I made them.

Take a 6x6 sheet of paper and folder it in half like a triangle.

  

 



I made 24 of these using a 6x6 pad of Halloween Design Paper. Once all of the treat holders were made I then stamped the Happy Halloween Sentiment on 24 circles, wrote my daughter's name on them, then added some Red Stickles dripping down the sides to represent blood. Once they were all dry I attached each circle to a treat holder with my Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler, and stuffed them with a treat.

Here is what they look like filled up. Now I only took a picture of 2 of them side by side.


The October Great Impressions Challenge ends tonight. However, our November Challenge goes lives on Sunday, November 6th.

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fa la la la la!

Greeting, fellow stamp lovers! Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with a recap of a Christmas card I made a few months ago.

Since Christmas is looming ever closer, and we cardmakers are feeling the need to "get those cards made", I thought I'd showcase this card...



This card features E815 Singing Birds and D472 Fa la la la la.

I colored E815 Singing Birds with Copic markers.  I added a bit of Icicle Stickles glitter glue to their hats for some added sparkle. 

Check out all the wonderful Christmas stamps in the Great Impressions Store.  You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

From All of Us

Hello! Leah here.Today I have a flashback birthday card for you! Isn't this image adorable?

The image is called Birthday Friends (G505).  I had the most fun coloring this sweet image. I used Copics to color and then added the Flag Banner (E846) to the side of my image panel. The fish tail banner was stamped using the Twirly Background Sm. image (E845) and the sentiment is From All of Us (B154). I added some machine stitching and buttons with twine.

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 

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