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Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Than Ice Cream

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

The new E862 Valentine Ice Cream image is SUPER fun!
What a fun image to color!
(Warning....Seeing the image may make you hungry for some Ice Cream!!)

Don't let the name of the stamp fool you!
This image is perfect for any time of the year!
I created this card to send to our cabin this summer with a few dollars in, for the kiddos to get some ice cream!!

I also really love the fun sentiment that goes along with the image, B244 More Than Ice Cream!!

You can check out my project on my 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!

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Have a sweet day!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wondeerful Wednesday with Joni

I had so much fun coloring this adorable image
from Great Impressions. 
I colored him with copics and die cut a circle to layer him on. 
I added the C340 Happy Birthday sentiment.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pretty Flowers

Hello! I have a floral card for you today that uses one of my favorite images from Great Impressions. It's called J110 Flower Bouquet.

I decided to color with Copics this time and then trimmed out my image. My sentiment is called B195 Playful Thinking of You. When you want you sentiment to be on dry embossed paper the trick is to stamp first and then dry emboss ;) I hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

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?! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pansy Bough

Hello, friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm back again with another card that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions store!  For today, I've did some no line water coloring with a beautiful floral stamp.  Come and see...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

I started by stamping the image, G329 Pansy Bough, with light colored tan ink.  I then proceeded to use Distress markers and a water color pen to "paint" the image.  I did a bit of light blue water coloring around the image, too.

Next, I turned to create the card base.  I layered some cardstock and patterned paper, added some ribbon and a doily.  After the image was placed, I added a bow with a rhinestone center to the card.

I am very pleased with the final product!  This is only my second time doing no lines water coloring, and I am not 100% sure it looks amazing, but I do think it's rather pretty!  What do you think?  I hope you let me know in the comments below!

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come 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!  See you again soon!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Garden Shed Easel Card

Hello!
Welcome to my Saturday blog post for Great Impressions Stamps.

This week, the GI Design Team has been showcasing fun card folds.  If you've
not peeked in at the GI blog this week, go back to Monday, and check out
everyone's great cards!

My choice was an easel card.  If you have never created an easel card,
let me show you how easy it is! The stamps that I used are: Great Impressions E684 The Path to a Friend's House, and Great Impressions H243 Garden House.
Come on, let's make one!

First, decide what size card you are going to make, and in what orientation your
card will be.  I made an A2 sized card, in portrait orientation.  Cut your main
card base to 4.25" x 11".  Score at 2.75" and at 5.5".  Your card will look like this:



Now, cut a piece of cardstock measuring A2 size (5.5" x 4.25").



Add adhesive of choice to the folded section of your card base, as shown.
I used a two sided tape, as it was more visual than a clear tape runner.




Remove the strips, and adhere your 5.5" x 4.25" cardstock, matching up all lines.
When finished, your card will look like this.


Next, cut another panel a bit smaller, and begin decorating, coloring, etc.
I have a friend with a new potting shed. It's totally adorable, and this card will be in the
mail to her tomorrow!

Here is what the front looks like.


Here is a view with the easel front in place.  I carried the clear glass 1/2 beads over from
the front, into the inside of the card, to hold the easel up.  Our verbage is written
in the small section above the 5 beads.

Here's a view looking down, at the darling GI sentiment!

See how easy it is?  Give it a shot!
What a fun way to send a greeting to that someone special!

Hope that you will become a follower of the Great Impressions Blog - the
DT works hard to bring wonderful daily inspiration for you!

I know that you'll want to add these and many more GI stamps to your collection,
so hop over to the store and look around - it's worth the trip!

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (HERE!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (Here)

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (HERE) and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fanciful Friday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! This is Ellen back for more Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store! This week, we are focusing on special folds:







(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (H253 - Parrot Tulips and C428Birthday)

I chose a swing card for my special cut. I used the Parrot Tulips on the front and the sentiment inside. There are more details and pictures on my blog, so please stop by!

Thanks for stopping by!



Be sure to come check out our current challenge

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

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Heart with Kendra

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

Are you enjoying all the lovely Fancy Fold Cards this week?!
What fun!

I decided to create a Center Step Card!
I used the beautiful new E859 Forever Yours sentiment.
Not only perfect for Valentine's Day, but perfect for Anniversary cards as well!

I stamped the fun H172 Swirls of Hearts on pink polka dot patterned paper, for each of the side "steps".

You can check out my project on my 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!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

 Today I have a fancy fold card: Double Dutch Card.
 I wanted to use some springtime colors. 
The base of this card is a bublegum pink. Patterned papers are from Doodlebug. 
I stamped H257 Someone Like You from Great Impressions with black pigment ink and did some fine black detail embossing.
This is what the card looks like open:


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hello


Hi there! This week at Great Impressions the DT is showcasing fancy fold cards. I personally rarely ever make anything other than your standard A2 card so this was a bit of a challenge for me, but fun! I chose to create a gate fold card. 



I started by stamping my cute image called F600 Valentine Sparky onto a die cut panel and colored it with Copics. I then stamped the sentiment B151 A Little Hello beneath Sparky. For my heart background I stamped that using A54 Hearts and Dots. I decided since this is a special card and the inside seems so much larger than a normal card to add more panels of patterned paper and stamped hearts. There is still plenty of room for a message. 

 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, February 16, 2015

Triangle Tri-Fold Card

Hello, friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm back again with another card that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions store!  This week the DT gals and I are each sharing a fancy fold card!  I chose to make a Triangle Tri-Fold card.  Take a quick peek...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

This card really isn't all that hard to make.  All you need is a 3.5" x 10" piece of cardstock and a scoring blade or scoring board to create the base.  Just score the cardstock at 3.5" and 7" lengthwise then score the end panels into triangles through the centers.  Make sure your scores for the triangles go the same way.

For my card, I started with the inside.  I cut some cardstock and patterned papers for my inside panels, then heat embossed the sentiment, F189 Nicest Perks, in red glittery embossing powder and added it.  I embossed the sides of the sentiment panel, too.

With the inside done, I turned to the outside. I added more matted patterned paper and then a ribbon across the whole thing.  Make sure you only adhere it to part of the outside or else you've glued your card shut! :)  I decided to tie the ribbon into a bow to make it cuter. ;)

Next, I created an image panel using G514 Birdcage With Flowers.  I heat embossed this image with the same red glittery embossing powder and then accented it with glitter gel pens.  A few fake flowers finished the front up!

That was all it took!  I hope you like this card!  I know that I do!  I think that this would be the perfect little card to give to a friend who needs a small pick me up, and it could even hold a gift card to their favorite beverage shop!  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment to let me know!

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come 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!  See you again soon!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Oh, Happy Day!

Hello friends, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Even though I'm retired, there is just something about a weekend that still makes me smile, and being a holiday is a special bonus!

I have a sweet card to share with you today, using a super cute image from Great Impressions.





This adorable little gal is: H252 Gracie with Bunny. She was colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is D490 Happy Day, and it was stamped on the focal panel just above the image. Found some purple cardstock in my scraps, and this paper is from an old DCWV stack.  (Lol...I am a hoarder, yep indeed!)  The pretty green flowers came in
my last order from Great Impressions - what a fun surprise!

 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (HERE!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (Here)

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (HERE) and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fanciful Friday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! This is Ellen from In a World of Craft with the second Friday in February Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store!




If you would like all of the details of my card, please visit my blog!



Be sure to come check out our current challenge

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

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elephant V-Day

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share one last Valentine's Day card with you this year!!

The F571 Heart Struck Elephant is another must have stamp!
I just love this stamp!!

I also used the D474 Happy Valentines sentiment!


You can check out my project on my 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!
Happy Early Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Than Ice Cream


I had so much fun creating this chalkboard displaying the E862 Valentine Ice Cream from Great Impressions.
 I colored the ice cream with copic markers than I added a Wink of Stella Glitter to the cones. 
I used an oval die to frame the image.
 I white embossed the sentiment  B244 More than Ice Cream.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love and Bubbles

Hello stamping friends! Today I have a Valentine card to share with you using a super cute image from Great Impressions.

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This adorable little guy is called G518 Elliot Blowing Valentine Wishes. I watercolor him and stamped the E859 Forever Yours sentiment on the same panel. For my background I used the little A54 Hearts and Dots background stamp. I plan to give this one to my sweet husband for Valentines. 

 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, February 9, 2015

Tea Table Valentine

Hello, friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm back again with another card that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions store!  I have one last Valentine--we celebrate Saturday so get yours done soon!  Take a look at my creation...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

This creation started with my stamping the image, F263 Tea For Two, onto cardstock and coloring it in with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added a bit of shine with some glitter glue.  I went with less traditional Valentine colors because this is destined for a sweet girl who loves these particular colors!

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, part of E823 Must-ache You, onto some vellum.  I added this with strategically placed dimensional foam and then anchored it with a punched heart and some enamel pieces.

I then just had to add my focal panel to the card base!  The base was prepped with some patterned paper, black cardstock, and a doily.  A fun and pretty non-traditionally colored Valentine is the result!  I love it and I hope the recipient will, too!  What do you think?  I'd love for you to tell me in a comment below!

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come 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!  See you again soon!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sweet Day...

Happy Saturday!
I can't believe it's already February - where in the world did we lose January?

Well, as it is Saturday (whoop whoop!), it's my day to post here on the Great Impressions Blog.
My card today was fun and simple to create - hope you like it!

I used Great Impressions Stamps E781 Owl and Bird, and  E842 Happy Day for this project.



The sentiment actually reads 'Wishing you a WONDERFUL SWEET HAPPY DAY.
The word sweet is colored in red, and in real life, it looks great.  In photo life, it sorta looks not so good!

The image was stamped directly onto the cute patterned paper.  I stamped it again on the solid blue, and fussy cut the bird and heart. They are popped up for a bit of dimension.  The red hearts have glossy accents on them, and of course, the owl needed some teensy googly eyes, right?
Coloring is with Copic markers, and patterned paper from a DCWV paper pack.

Be sure to come back here and check out the blog each day for oodles of inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well - a new challenge will start tomorrow!
We'd love to see what you create!

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

Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Patti J.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fanciful Friday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! This is Ellen from In a World of Craft with the first Friday in February Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store!




For today’s card, I chose two newly released stamps; Smokey the Love Bandit and Bandit of Love, plus the Heart Thought Bubble I already had on hand. Want to know how I made the background? Hop over to my blog to find out!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.



Be sure to come check out our current challenge

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

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Kitty with Heart

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a Valentine's Day card!!

Today I am using the new E860 Kitty with Heart stamp!


I also used the new E859 Forever Yours sentiment stamp!

This kitty is just so adorable!!!


You can check out my project on my 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!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

Okay, enough of winter, I wanted to create a springtime card.
I used the F599 Buttercup stamp and colored it with Wink of Stella glitter pens. I embossed the sentiment D490 Happy Day with black embossing ink.
I used some bright polka dot paper for the background!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bird House Love

Hello! Today I have a fun little card to share with you using some new Great Impressions stamps. With Valentine's fast approaching lovey dovey cards have been on my mind.


I used the sweet G517 Valentine Bird Houses for my main image. I colored it with Copics. The little heart and dot paper is stamped using A54 Hearts and Dots. What a great little stamp! My sentiment comes from G483 Tags. 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!

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