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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pretty Trees with GI

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a Christmas card with you!!

When I seen the new G509 Patterned Trees, I knew I had to have it!
What  a pretty stamp!

I also used the C409 Merry Christmas sentiment to finish off my card!

You can check out personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Inspiration Saturday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the fourth Saturday (YIKES! Thanksgiving is next week!) and our GI monthly challenge is in full swing, so you still have time to join in!  Today, I thought I would try to trigger your Christmas spirit with a some more Christmas cheer!

 


(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Vintage Merry Christmas - D469); Cut files: Silhouette Studio; EF: StampinUp!)

I would love to have you visit my blog to get more details and consider leaving a little love!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.


Be sure to come check out our current challenge
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If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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My Blog: In a World of Craft

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fun with Flamingos!

Hello!

Katy here, and I am using a flamingo stamp today for a Christmas card.  These Christmas flamingos and more can be found at the Great Impressions Online Store!


On Monday my teammate Kendra used pinks, greens, and other nontraditional colors for her Christmas card, and I was totally inspired.  Once I saw the G446 Holiday Flamingos I knew it was meant to be.  I went outside my comfort zone and pulled out the pink and purple papers.  I used colored pencils to color the flamingos.  The sentiment is D378 Merry Christmas Sparkles.

Thank you for stopping by today!

For more inspiration check out our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards.  And be sure to link up to this month's challenge:  Thankful Thoughts.    And when you go shopping and spend $25 or more (on U.S. Shipments) shipping is free!





Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inner Elf

It's Thursday!  I'm excited to share another new card with you today using new stamps from the Great Impressions online store! :)  This one is super fun and whimsical--with a holiday them.  Come and see...


More details can be found HERE on my personal blog.

Isn't this fun?!  It was quick and easy to make, too.  I started by stamping the elf feet image, E851 Elf Feet, on the top of the main panel.  I colored it in with glitter gel pens for some holiday sparkle.

I then added the sentiment, C475 Inner Elf, underneath the image and separated the two with baker's twine.  A few rhinestones gave just a little more holiday sparkle to the creation.

The last step was to layer this stamped panel onto a dry embossed panel and add the whole thing to a red card base.  The result is a fun, yet clean looking, card that is totally easy to recreate--perfect for your holiday card making!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


Today I have this adorable image F563 Snowflake Reindeer from Great Impressions.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it with Distress markers. 
Then I watercolored with a Wink of Stella Clear pen. 
I used some circle dies to frame my image.  
I added the sentiment A117 Merry Hello
Glittery twine finishes the card!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cute Christmas Tags


Hello fellow stampers! Leah here today. Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I've been getting a fair amount done. I like to put special tags on my kids presents so I made these.

I started by die cutting a scalloped circle and then stamping the Scalloped Winter Frame (H217) on it and coloring it with Copics. Then I took the super cute Snowflake Reindeer (F593) and left off the snowflakes stamping just the reindeer. I colored them with Copics as well. I added some jute twine for my tag string and added some Stickles for a bit of sparkle. 

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!



Monday, November 17, 2014

Cute Penguin

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a Christmas card with you!!
I've been on a roll creating Christmas cards!  It's so fun with all of GI's adorable stamps!!



Today I decided to create an adorable card using the CUTE new F592 Dancing Penguin!! 
Isn't the penguin just adorable?!
I think the D453 It's Christmas sentiment is perfect with this penguin!

You can check out personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Inspiration Saturday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Ellen from In a World of Craft here today with more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the third Saturday and our GI monthly challenge is in full swing, so you still have time to join in!  Today, I thought I would try to trigger your Christmas spirit with a some more Christmas cheer!





(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Ice Skating Murray - D267 and It's Christmas! -D453); Copics; Die: Spellbinders; Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon)

I would love to have you visit my blog for more details and leave a little love too!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.


Be sure to come check out our current challenge
ARE YOU PLAYING?




If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Fun with a Vintage Sentiment

Hello Everybody!

Katy here and today I am showing a vintage-inspired Christmas card using a sentiment stamp from the Great Impressions Online Store.


The stamp that I used is D469 Vintage Merry Christmas.  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and embossed it with gold powder.  After it cooled, I used ink to color the paper.  The carolers are die cuts.

This is such a perfect vintage sentiment!  

For more inspiration check out our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards.  And be sure to link up to this month's challenge:  Thankful Thoughts.  When you click on that link you will also see the newest Christmas stamps--and they are so cute!  So stock up-and when you spend $25 or more (on U.S. Shipments) shipping is free!

Thank you for stopping by today! :)



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wintry Penguin

Hey, everyone!  Happy Thursday!  It's time for me to share another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store again.  Today I've got a fun and easily mail-able card with a holiday theme.  Take a gander...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

I decided to keep this card CAS and flat so it would be ideal for mailing.  So, all of the stamps are on the same panel!  I've used some newer images paired with an older sentiment.  I started by stamping the snowbanks, G511 Snow Drifts, in a very light blue ink.  I added some glitter to it for some shine.

I then stamped the little penguin, F592 Dancing Penguin, and colored in what needed to be colored with glitter gel pens.  I added some glitter to the little snowflakes above his head, too.  More shine!

Lastly, I stamped an older sentiment, E250 Warmth & Love, in red and highlighted it with red gel pen.

I think the final product turned out better than I though it would!  A mail-able, holiday card, that has lots of shine and holiday spirit thrown into it.  Thoughts?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


I love this peaceful scene that I created with some new stamps from Great Impressions.
I embossed the G511 Snow drifts  with white embossing powder.
Then I stamped the G509 Patterned Trees with green ink and neatly trimmed them out. 
I popped them out on foam tape. 
I added the A117 Merry Hello, also white embossed to the bottom of the card.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Poinsettias

Hi there! Would you believe that I have a poinsettia plant that was given to me right before last Christmas that has bloomed continuously since then? It is a beautiful plant! My card today uses the gorgeous Poinsettia's and Berries ( K40) image and I made my own custom pattern paper with it.


I started by stamping the poinsettia image all over and then coloring them with Copics. Once that was done I went back with a white strip of cardstock and gold heat embossed the Old World Merry Christmas (E739) sentiment. I added some stitching to finish.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Decorating the Tree

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a Christmas card with you!!
Time to start getting all those holiday cards finished up!!

I just had to create a card using the adorable H427 Decorating Snowman!!
Such a fun image!!  LOVE it!!

You can check out personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Inspiration Saturday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the second Saturday and our GI monthly challenge is in full swing, so you still have time to join in!  Today, I thought I would try to trigger your Christmas spirit with a little more Christmas cheer!


(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Merry Kiss Moose - H236 and Trimmings - B228); Copics; Stencil: Simon Says Stamp (Falling Snow); Embossing Paste)

Want to get the details on my card? Please go to my blog and remember, I love comments!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.


Be sure to come check out our current challenge
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If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
Ellen

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Fun with Tweet Christmas Birdies

Hello Everybody!

Katy here, and today I am going to show you a Christmas card using cute little birdies from the Great Impressions Online Store!  :)

  

For this card I used these stamps:  E815 Swinging Birds, A117 Merry Hello, and A71 Snowflake Cluster.

I stamped the little snowflakes all around the base of the card and on the focal square.  I did stamp the cute birdies twice.  The second I cut out and used it has a mask.  I had a little tag that the sentiment fit on perfectly.  (Which I love this sweet sentiment!)  And I used a glitter glue to outline the tag.

For more inspiration check out our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards.  And be sure to link up to this month's challenge:  Thankful Thoughts.  When you click on that link you will also see the newest Christmas stamps--and they are so cute!  So stock up-and when you spend $25 or more (on U.S. Shipments) shipping is free!

Thank you for stopping by today! :)


Thursday, November 6, 2014

You Make My Life Bright

Well, hello again, friends!  Happy Thursday!  I'm back today with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions online store and today I've got a fun Asian themed card for your viewing pleasure.  Come and take a peek...

More details can be found HERE on my personal blog.

I started this card by creating the focal panel.  I stamped the image, G362 Chinese Lantern, and selectively colored it with blender pens and ink.  I added some sparkle with a clear glitter gel pen and added centers to the flowers on the lanterns with liquid pearls.

Next, I added the panel to a card base with some fun patterned paper.  I decided to add the sentiment, D399 My Life, as a sort of folded banner to the bottom of the image to anchor the card more.

The final creation is perfect for many occasions!  You could give it to a friend just because, use it for a thank you, or even use it for an anniversary card!  What occasion would you use this card for?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

How cute is this Santa Bear G508 from Great Impressions?
He is part of their new release and I love each and every new stamp!
I colored him with copics and added some Ranger stickles for the snow and snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

White Christmas

Hello stamping friends! I hope you are having a great week so far. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you that uses a lot of white with a splash of color.

I started by coloring the lovely Merry Wreath (F344) with Copics and then trimming it out. I then heat embossed in gold the Old World Merry Christmas (E739) sentiment onto vellum and trimmed it out layering it on top of my wreath. Then for a little whimsy I added the cute little Small Chickadee (A122). I embossed my white card layer and added some stitching and tiny pearls. I hope you like it!

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Frame Technique

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a technique with you!!

So along with loving stamps, we also all love dies!
I am so used to always using dies to cut out my images to use for my cards.

Why not use the negative area for a change?
Instead of always using the intended shape!

Frame It Technique

First, start by collecting your supplies:
Not many needed for this technique!
Stamped image on 4" by 5 1/4" piece of paper, another piece the same size, your die shape you want to work with and masking tape. 

Next, stamp your image on one of the pieces of paper (which I already did as seen above).
Color as desired.  I finished mine after I had this technique finished.

Put a piece of masking tape on the top and bottom of the die facing up, just like the cutting edge.
Move it around till you find how you would like it to look.

Place the other piece of cardstock lightly on top.
Run through your die cutting machine.

As seen now, you have created a frame for the stamped image!  As well as having an oval, which you can save to stamp an image on later.


Now you are ready to decorate your card!!

Here is my finished card:
I love how it turned out!

I used the adorable new J114 Magical Snowman!
For the upper left I used the J105 Snowflake Swirl Background and for the lower right I used the A71 Snowflake Cluster to add the perfect touch!!

I used the D397 Winter Wonderland for my sentiment. 

Try it for yourself!  Super fun and easy!

You can check out personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a sweet day!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Challenge: Thankful Thoughts

Hi, friends!  Welcome to another monthly challenge here at Great Impressions!  Don't forget to  to link up all your Great Impressions creations in the CUSTOMER GALLERY, too!


We've got some NEW stamps to share~

Find them HERE in the store!

Before we get started, we've got some winners to announce!

The random winner from last month's challenge is~



Congratulations!  Please email Mynn at 
onastampage@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
(FYI: Mynn is not able to return emails until after July 7th.)

Our Top Picks~

Mynn chose #28 Nancy Dynes

Ellen chose #55 Tracey F.

Joni chose #27 Piali

Kendra chose #1 Daizy-Mae
Autumn, leaves,green, yellow, brown, CAS, stitching


Leah chose #58 Jackie C.

Congratulations!  Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
You've made a "GREAT IMPRESSION" on us!

And now, let's get to our November challenge!

Here's the challenge~

And the prize you could win~
A $20 shopping spree to Great Impressions!

Here's some inspiration from the DT~






Our DT would love to hear what you think!
Give them a visit and leave a little comment love. :)


If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using keyword GISMC0714 in the title and then link it up below so we can find you and leave a little comment love. If you don't have a blog OR a Splitcoaststampers gallery, send your creation to Mynn at onastampage@yahoo.com and she will enter it for you!
As a bonus, if you use our stamps leave us a comment 
on this post telling us, you will have a double chance
of winning the prize package we are offering this month!



To view all of our challenge rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above.  HUGS and happy stamping to all of you out there! :)

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