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Saturday, February 6, 2016

You Moose Follow Your Heart

Happy Saturday, fellow stamp lovers!  Julie here today. Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog.  The theme is "use a Love Sentiment".  Here's my card for the challenge. I think Elliot is definitely in love!

The Great Impressions stamp, Elliot Blowing Hearts (G518), was stamped directly on card stock, then colored with Copic markers.  I die cut the hearts, then used a little masking with the Follow Your Heart (B219) sentiment stamp to finish the card.

A new challenge starts tomorrow here at Great Impressions Stamps.  Make sure to stop by to see if you were a winner from last month!  Then, join us for the next fun challenge.  If you use a Great Impressions Stamp on any of your projects, please link them up for a chance to win stamps!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love & Happiness

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

GI is currently sponsoring the challenge at AUD Sentiments!
Be sure to join in for a chance at winning!!

The theme:
Use a LOVE sentiment

Perfect with Valentine's Day right around the corner!!

I decided to use the new H280 Love & Happiness sentiment!
I created an elegant center-step card!

I created the side to be shaker panels!!
So fun!!


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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!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine Matchbook's ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share some Valentine Matchbook's featuring the F626 Swirly Valentines stamp available at Great Impressions Stamps.


I love making Valentine's for my daughter to hand out to her peers, and these Valentine Matchbook's are perfect and so easy to make.  All you need to do is measure the length of your candy treat, double the length and add room for the bottom and fold on top, then add about 1/4" to the width of the treat, fold and presto you are done. Not really. :-D

I then used my Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler to staple the bottom part of the treat into the Matchbook. Make sure if you try this idea out that you staple close to the bottom edge so you can tuck the flap into the Matchbook.


Since I used red cardstock for the base, I added a white strip for my sentiment and some washi-tape along the bottom to cover the staples.

Here is a picture of the inside treat ...


and then a side view ...

Now while you are in the mood to create some Valentine's, make sure you hop on over to Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for their NEW Challenge that goes live today. The Theme is "Use a Love Sentiment", and you will have another chance to WIN some amazing Great Impressions stamps.

That is all for me today. I will be back next week with another project featuring some amazing stamps from Great Impressions! I hope you will check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Annabelle Love

Hello! Leah here today and I have a fun love themed card to share with you using a super sweet image from Great Impressions called  G531Annabelle Sweet Mouse.


Isn't she cute? I stamped her on watercolor paper and watercolored her. The fun background pattern was made using the G530 Forever Yours Border
We are also sponsoring the Aud Sentiment challenge this week so be sure to pop over there as well. 


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, February 2, 2016

Good morning friends, Lorie here with you this morning.  Can you believe we are in February already?  It is the month of love...well, the month of Valentine's Day.  I know some people don't celebrate it because it is a commercial holiday but I am totally into showing extra love to my friends and family on Valentine's Day so how about I show you another card I made?
 As you can see I used a fun raccoon cut file along with the Bandit of Love Stamp on the outside.  As strange as it may seem I knew I wanted to use black or grey with this raccoon for the card base but of course  love calls for some red, right so I used red and white as the accent colors. My papers are from Pebbles Be Mine paper pad.  A little white gel pen on the raccoon really gave it some fun character.
And inside I added the Smokey the Love Bandit stamp and another little heart...can't have to many hearts in my opinion!  I left lots of room for a mushy note for my hubby!  I think I already made him a card for Valentine's Day but I often give him more than one throughout the day so this would be no different!

I would love for you to 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, February 1, 2016

Owl-ways Friends!


Hi, friends!  It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to share some inspiration using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  I made a fun card with a friendship theme for you today...check it out...


This card uses two *NEW* stamps.  The image is H282 Loveable Owl.  I stamped the image, did some watercoloring, wasn't fond of the way the owl turned out, so fixed that with some paper piecing and dimensional foam--I think he turned out TOTALLY darling!  I added some flower shaped sequins and Liquid Pearls to the centers of the flowers for added shine and dimension.  Some yellow enamel dots helped pull more brightness and yellow onto the card, as well.


The sentiment, E888 Owl Be Your Friend, is absolutely PERFECT for this image!  I stamped it in a bright blue color to match the eyes of the owl.  Isn't this font fabulous?!


I added some faux stitching to my focal panel, then added it to a kraft card base prepped with some fun floral patterned paper.  I think this turned out super cute, and I hope you agree!  I'd love for you to leave me a comment below to let me know your thoughts!


That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I also would love for you to 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!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Follow Your Heart

Happy Saturday! This is Julie from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with you today. 

With Valentine's Day getting ever closer, I made another 'heart' card:

I stamped the Great Impressions rubber stamp, Skunk with Flowers (F606) on white card stock.  I colored just the flowers with bright, neon Copic markers, then fussy cut the image. 

I cut the card front out on my Silhouette, using a file from The Cutting Cafe.  I stamped the Great Impressions sentiment Follow Your Heart (B219) directly on the card base.


There you have it -- an easy, CAS-style card, ready for Valentine's Day.

The Great Impressions Stamps Lovey Dovey Challenge  is ending, but another challenge will be starting soon!  If you use any Great Impressions Stamps in your creations,  please link it in the customer gallery for a chance to win free stamps.  Please 'like' our Facebook page, too!

I'll see you again next Saturday.  Until then, happy crafting!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sweet Snowman

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

We've got lots of snow on the ground here in WI!  So we've spent a lot of time in the cold having fun!!

So with my mind on winter, I thought it would be fun to work with the K105 Sweet Snowman stamp!  Getting a head-start on those Christmas cards for next year!!
Isn't he sweet!  I just love snowmen!!

Another view:

I used the C427 Season's Greetings sentiment!

I just love creating shaker cards, they are so much fun!!!

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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!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

You're on my Mind ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a A1 Note Card featuring some of the stamps available at Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the lovely Ocean Dreams (F366) and On My Mind Sentiment (D498). Copic Markers were used to color Ocean Dreams with a bit of distress ink for the sky, and your panel is complete. I went with bright cheerful colors for the background.

I really love the combination of these two stamps, and they are perfect for letting a friend or loved one know that they are On Your Mind.

Here's a closer look at the Ocean Dreams ...


That is all for me today. I will be back next week with another project featuring some amazing stamps from Great Impressions! I hope you will check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So Special

Hi there! Today I have a cute card to share with you using some Great Impressions stamps.



I stamped this adorable F600 Valentine Sparky onto patterned paper and then colored him with Copic markers. Coloring on top of colored paper gives added interest and for certain images eliminates the need for fussy cutting or mounting.


I used D500 So Very Special for the sentiment and heat embossed it in white. Some sequins finished it off. I hope you have a wonderful day!

   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, January 26, 2016

Forever Yours

Good morning!  Lorie here and it's Tuesday...that means we've shaken off the dreaded Monday and are onto the fun of the week, right?  Excellent!  How about I share with you another card I made with some fabulous Great Impressions Stamps?  Okay...
I've made another Valentine's Day card using the following stamps:  E859S Forever Yours, A54S Hearts & Dots, and A78S Hugs & Kisses.  For this card I used papers from Jillibean Soup/Dutch Mustard Soup (which I've had forever), the main panel/wave panel is cut with a frame from Craftin' Desert Divas, and the heart is from SU!.  I LOVE the Forever Yours stamp as it is exactly how I feel about my hubby!  I also used Illuminate smooch on each of the solid hearts on the top layer of the card. 
Inside is just a little bit of patterned paper that was left from the main panel and plenty of room to write a sappy message.  *wink, wink*  

I would love for you to 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, January 25, 2016

It Would Stink...


Happy Monday, friends!  I'm back with another creation that uses some super fun stamps from the Great Impressions online store.  Today I'm sharing another Valentine with a cute critter and punny sentiment--SQUEE!  Take a peek...


I added different washi tape strips to the card base before adding the image and sentiment.  I stamped the image, F606 Skunk With Flowers, onto white cardstock, then colored in the flowers, eyes, and ears with Sakura glitter gel pens.  I then fussy cut him out before adding it to the card base with dimensional foam adhesive.


I stamped the sentiment, D458 It Would Stink, onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I cut the end to look like a banner.  I added it behind the image, but with dimensional foam to keep the layered look.


The last thing to do was add some rhinestones and sequins for added texture and shine.  I think this is super darling--I hope you do, too!  Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!


That's all for me today, friends.  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card!  I also would love for you to 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!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Ton of Love...

Greetings, fellow stamp lovers!  Julie here today with a sweet Valentine card to share with you.

Today, I'm showing off the delightful Heart Struck Elephant(F571):



I colored Heart Struck elephant (F571) with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out. I mounted this onto a circle die cut. Then I stamped the coordinating sentiment A Ton (B238) directly onto the card base.

I try to make Valentine cards for all the residents in the nursing home where I work.  I've got one more for the pile!  Yea!

Don't forget the Great Impressions Stamps Lovey Dovey Challenge that is going on all month.  We'd love to see a Great Impressions Stamp, but it's not a requirement.  If you do use one, please link it in the customer gallery for a chance to win free stamps.  Please 'like' our Facebook page, too!

I'll see you again next Saturday.  Until then, happy crafting!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hairball

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

I used the new F625 Grumpy Cat!
Along with the funny sentiment that goes along with it E885 Gag!

Sure to put a smile on the recipients face!!


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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!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vera & Mable ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a FUN card featuring some of the stamps available at Great Impressions Stamps.


When I saw the NEW January Stamp featuring Vera & Mable Dancing the Charleston (J122) I just couldn't resist them. Vera & Mable are having so much fun, and I truly had an awesome time giving them some color with my Copic Markers. Distress Ink was applied around the lovely ladies, Glossy Accents was applied to the lenses of each of the ladies glasses, and Liquid Pearls was used for the center of the flowers and the necklace. The Retro Sentiment (C493) is such an awesome sentiment and perfect for these lovely ladies!

Here's another look at the Vera & Mable ...


That is all for me today. I will be back next week with another project featuring some amazing stamps from Great Impressions! I hope you will check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

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