Friday, August 31, 2012
We are staying home but have plans with family and friends. It's the last holiday of summer. So whatever you are doing enjoy yourself.
My card for today reminds me of summer. Little girls playing and just loving life. This sweet stamp is "frolicking trio" G342.
I chose my background patterned paper and built my card from there. The image is stamped in rich razzleberry ink. I used a scalloped rectangle die to layer the image.
Made a seam binding bow in yellow to pick up that color from the patterned paper. I added a rich razzleberry button center and used a yellow pearl for the button center.
I computer generated a sentiment and then used a mini tag to punch it out. Pennants or flags are so trendy right now so I die cut one and used it on my card. To complete my card I punched 3 small circles as a faux brad and added to left corner.
That's my card for this week. Until next time.......take care
stamps: frolicking trio G342
paper: SU lucky limeade, rich razzleberry, white, floral distric dp
ink: rich razzleberry
accessories: seam binding, rich razzleberry button, yellow pearl, Spellbinders die, circle punch
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hey, Crafters! Are you making plans for Labor Day weekend? Are you planning a few days of getting inky? I know between the grilling and fishing I hope to get some time in the studio to make cards for our upcoming blog hop for the Ronald McDonald House...are YOU signed up, yet?
The stripes are painted onto watercolor paper using a waterbrush and Stampin' Up! inks.
I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating: Great Impressions Stamps has wonderful versatile images and sentiments. This sentiment is actually a Thanksgiving saying, but since I only used the first 2 lines...for now it's not!
This is a lovely dandelion stamp, isn't it?
Washi (Smash Tape) Banners.
If you want to make this card, you'll need Great Impressions Stamps:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Here’s a necklace I designed using translucent shrink plastic and a
beautiful stamp from Great Impressions called Scene of a rose.
Sand shrink plastic on both sides then wipe off dust with a paper towel.
With make up sponge or dauber tap Jade ink across shrink plastic.
Underneath the Jade tap Lime ink. Set ink by lightly going over shrink plastic with heat gun.
Turn over and tap colors. Set ink. (Only use heat gun for a few seconds to set the ink as you don’t want to shrink the plastic yet.)
Stamp Scent of a Rose with Graphite Black ink over the Jade and Lime.
Let ink dry completely. Will take 24 to 48 hours. Or you can speed up drying time by lightly heat setting with the heat gun. (Just be careful not to smear the ink and stop before plastic starts to shrink.)Punch 1/8" hole in top.
Cut out with scissors.
Place shrink plastic on a box or phone book. Use heat gun to shrink.
After it shrinks and while it's still hot, use a acrylic or wood block to flatten it.
Attach jump ring and black cord.
Great Impressions Stamp:
Translucent Shrink Plastic
Heat Gun or Oven
Brilliance Ink Pads:
Make Up Sponge or Dauber
1/8" Hole Punch
Fine Sand Paper
(Box or phone book to place shrink plastic on if using a heat gun.)
Wood or acrylic block or something to flatten shrink plastic
Black Cord, Jump Ring, Scissors, Tools
Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
is issuing you an invitation to participate in a
Weekend Blog Hop to benefit The Ronald McDonald House, September 28th through September 30th. The Ronald McDonald House provides shelter, food, and moral support to families with seriously ill children. While these families are often overwhelmed with their current crises, they are also humbled by the outpouring of care showered on them by doctors, nurses, other families in the House, as well as, their own friends and family. Your handmade cards will provide them an
opportunity to return the kindness and will leave a "great impression" on both the families
giving the cards and the recipients.
Sign up for the hop by e-mailing me (Jenny) at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: RMH Hop. Please include your full name, e-mail address
and a link to your blog. There will be a limit on the number of participants to ensure that everyone
has time to hop to each blog.
Sign up early so you don't miss
this great opportunity!
Here are the rules for the hop:
Cards should be created from the following categories only:
Thank You (most requested)
Thinking of you
Please refrain from any type of religious connotation or get well wishes, and leave the inside of the card blank.
You may layer your cards and embellish them if you like. Many of the cards will be hand-delivered, not mailed.
Help us promote the blog hop by placing a badge especially made up for the hop on the top of your side bar.
You must be a follower of the Great Impressions Stamps blog.
You are required to use a Great Impressions Stamp as the focal point on your card.
In appreciation from Great Impressions Stamps, participants will be e-mailed a coupon code worth 20% off your order and FREE shipping anywhere at our on-line store! Order right away so you will receive the stamps in plenty of time for the hop. Stamping prizes will be awarded to some of our hoppers and participants!
Once I receive your e-mail,I
will send you more information, including
your 20% off coupon code, badge, and where to send the completed cards. All cards (with an envelope) should arrive no later than Wednesday, October 10th.
I will personally deliver the cards to
the Ronald McDonald House offices.
I will personally deliver the cards to
the Ronald McDonald House offices.
This is a wonderful opportunity to use your talents to support a great cause, promote your blog, and save money on stamps. Please feel free to contact me
if you have any questions.
I hope you are able to join us!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Hello everyone. Happy Monday. Shanna here with a new card to show you for the week.
Sorry for the delay in getting this post up. Had some complications with storms and internet and light for photos. I know bad Shanna!!!!
I used one of our newer stamps recently released called Party Ducks (G548).
I colored the image in my all time favorite copics and then some papers from My Mind's Eye but I have no clue what the name of the paper pad is. Bad right.... It was really an off weekend for me and my brain is fried from all this lightening!!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
It sure was fun getting creative with our back to
school "supplies" this week!
Have you made something special
for your child's teacher?
If you'd like to order from our line of teacher stamps,
just go to our store here, and click on the
school section. Easy Peasy!
As promised, I will be sending
two recipients a few
teacher stamps and yes,
I am breaking into my paper
supply and sharing that as well.
So there will be a surprise or two
in the mailbox for these two lucky ladies:
Please e-mail me at email@example.com
with your full name and address and I
will quickly pop your winnings in the mail.
And...I just had to share one more summer card.
It's always so difficult for me to say goodbye
to my favorite season.
Not Shown: The Paper Studio - Embossing Folder; Bazzill Basics - Cardstock; Grapefruit Bliss
SU - Retired Soft Sky Stamp Pad
Stay with us this week as I have a
special announcement on Tuesday!
It will make your heart smile!
Labels: E586 Balmy Breezes
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Great Impressions Saturday!
Check out the newest releases from the Great Impressions online store.
This week all the little munchkins are heading back to school so we thought we would show off these fun school stamps just released. I have a little grandson and also a special little boy both starting Kindergarten in just a few days, so I made these for them! The first one is a fun little book mark! I bet my little grandson can read this sentiment too! I figured there was no sense in getting too carried away with fancy details as more than likely Cole's little bro will grab this and mangle it in no time flat LOL! You know how little one's can be!
This second little
This second little
project I made is for my cute little bilingual friend just heading into kingergarten. I thought this "K" initial would be perfect for him! I bet he can read this too! It is amazing how smart these boys are already!
Friday, August 24, 2012
My card is using the large school bus (F505) and the circle framed alphabet(K83). I decided to create a little scene for my bus. I colored the bus with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then cut it out. I added some glossy accents to the headlights and the tire centers.
To assemble my card, I started with my cloud background. I punched a scallop circle and used it as a template and sponged around it to create the clouds. I used a die to cut my rolling hill. The trees are cut from patterned paper.
I stamped the alphabet circles and used a circle punch to punch them out. I then layered my scene on my card base.
Well that's it for me today. Just a reminder that Splitcoaststampers is having a virtual stamping night on September 21 & 22. It's a back to school theme. I am one of the hostesses so I hope you will play along. Get more info here.
The new stamps we have been showing all week will be perfect for all the challenges.
stamps: Large Bus (F505) & Circle Framed Alphabet (K83)
paper: Bazzill Maraschino, Stampin-Up white & old olive, SU designer paper
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Stampin-Up bashful blue
Accessories: PTI die, Marvy circle punch, glossy accents
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Are you just loving the stamps this week?
I'm having a great time using the back to school themed ones...like this Very Creative kitty! Kitty is colored up with a few Copics.
When I saw this stamp, I just knew what I was going to do...color splats with the Distress Stains! Open the bottle and SMACK the dauber on your project...really...that's it! Practice on a tag. If you don't really like the results, spray it with some Perfect Pearls mist - makes wonderful backgrounds!
(This technique is great for working out a little stress...
just make sure to wear an apron and cover up your work area!)
I added some clear embossing powder over the paint bits on the palette and the splats for some shine and texture and a computer generated sentiment.
I hope YOU find some 'di-stressing' time this week!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Here's a invitation I designed for a little boy's "Cowboy theme"
Birthday party using two stamps from the new release.
Great Impressions Stamps:
F533 Barbed Wire Border
G469 Bucking Bull
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Cardstock: Vanilla, Caramel, Brown, Rust, Blue
Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley Embossing Folder
Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large
1/2" Circle Punch
Paper Studio Star Brads
Hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today I want to show you just how versatile Great Impressions Stamps can be.
I took the turtle (D437 Super) from the teacher line and
made it my own by masking out the word "Super" in the center of the
body and paper piecing it instead.
And....I finally broke out my Cricut Expression 2
that I've had since Mother's Day....(how sad is that?)
So my first Cricut project ever...is my sentiment.
My turtle is also colored in with my Copics, fussy cut out and
popped up on dimensionals. Simple to make and
"Turtley Cute" right?! (grin!)
Did you know our very own Mary will be a hostess
over at Splitcoast for Virtual Stamp Night?
The theme is "Back to School" on
September 21st &22nd. Now is the time to order
our teacher stamps so you can participate!
Find out all the details here.
Labels: D437 Super
Monday, August 20, 2012
How is everyone this fine Monday. Are you excited for release week to get on a roll and see some new stamps? This week we have a new addition of stamps available in-store and great for going back to school themes and teacher projects or even just to have to give your kid a stamp for doing great.
Today I am showing you a card I made using
For cardstock I used an older My Mind's Eye paper pad that was boyish. I colored the stamps with copics and used kraft cardstock for the base color to go along with the feel of the card.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
It's Sunday Funday
here at Great Impressions Stamps!
I'm starting off with our winners from Release Week!
Congrats to the following ladies!
Teresa Godines - $20
Patti J. - $10
Lisa - $10
Please contact me (Jenny) at firstname.lastname@example.org
for your coupon code.
Thank you all for stopping to visit with us! We appreciate
your taking a little time out of your day to take a peek at what's new
at Great Impressions Stamps! We hope you enjoyed our newest stamps as much as we enjoyed creating a little something for you!
Speaking of what's new.....
It's back to school week here at Great Impressions Stamps!
Our stamp designers out did themselves with
this new release just in time to share with
your kids' teachers.
Isn't this school bus a hoot?
If my card holder looks a little familiar...it should.
I grabbed a fry box from McDonalds and
decorated it up. (oh, and yes it is a new box:)
I'm sending this off to school with my Ella Bella
to give her teacher on the first day.
Inside I tucked in some notecards and envelopes
for her to use as she pleases.
Each is decorated with a school theme.
I couldn't resist picking up a few extra
teacher stamps to share with you.
You could decorate with them like I did, or
give to a teacher as is... for her or him to create with.
So if you like what you see this week leave us a comment.
You could find a stamp delivery in your mailbox.
I may even break down and share some papers
that I've hoarded. (ha!)