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14 posts from December 2014

December 31, 2014

Winner!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Quick Holiday Gifts Challenge, all of the projects were outstanding! I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is... Carmen G!

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Carmen used Winter House Stamp (H1745) and Let it Snow Stamp (B8145)

Have a great day!

December 30, 2014

Teacup Box by Dina Kowal

 

Dina Kowal shares an adorable project using E16019 Tea Cup Flowers.

Here's the sample I made, using Quickutz octagon dies.

To begin, I cut three 4" octagons. 2 of them are layered together to form the back, and the front panel is layered with smaller octagons. The E16019 Tea Cup Flowers is one I had colored up this summer but didn't use at the time. It worked perfectly for my focal panel.

The inside piece for this box is cut to 3" x 7 1/2". I scored at 1/2" from each long side, and then every 1 1/2" along the length of the piece, just slightly shorter than the sides of the octagon.

Have a great day!

December 26, 2014

Snowman Cookie Jars by Karen Amidon

Adorable snowman cookie jars from Karen Amidon!

Karen used CL551 Frozen Collection and DIE024-X Snowflakes Die Set

 
 

 

 
Have a great day!

December 24, 2014

Gift Card Envelopes by Jenny Gropp

Jenny Gropp shares some fun gift card holders!

Jenny used:
 
 
 Last minute gifts pretty much means grabbing a gift card for me! Easy, fast and who doesn't love picking out their own gift? Impression Obsession came out with a great little gift card envelope die. So I whipped a few out just in time for a few last minute gifts. These were fast and easy, I just added a few little fun die cuts to dress them up.
 
 
 Here's a picture of the die before it's folded up. I ran the gift card envelope die through with the patterned paper a second time to get the overlay with the patterned paper.
 

 

 
I thought the little Mini Heart Row Die would pair up sweetly with the cute little bunny holding a heart on the paper.
 
 

Have a great day!

December 23, 2014

Doggie Treat Bag by Anna Wight

Anna Wight shares an sweet gift for a pet lover using Christmas Tags, Christmas Icons, and Holly Leaf Cluster dies. So cute!

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I always think of consumables when I think of last minute gifts.

It's quick and easy to whip up a batch of homemade cookies or snack mix. For my treat, I decided on a fresh batch of Puppy Chow! Great for not only holiday gift giving, but for any occasion!

Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies) recipe, here.

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 Have a great day!

December 18, 2014

Challenge... Quick Holiday Gifts!

 

Welcome to our new challenge -  Quick Holiday Gifts!

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher


Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

  Challenge Guidelines

 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, December 30th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced December 31st. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!

December 17, 2014

Winner Winnnnnerrrrrrrr!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Clean & Simple Holiday Cards Challenge, all of the projects were awesome! I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...Olga Direktorenko!

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Olga used the Hill Town die (DIE118-H).

 
 
Have a great day!

December 15, 2014

Cardinal Christmas by Anna Wight

Anna Wight shares 3 different beautiful cards using F7765 Snowy Branch Cardinal stamp.

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Have a great day!

December 11, 2014

Christmas Wreath Card by Vicki Garrett

Gorgeous Christmas card from Vicki Garrett using the  Twig Wreath Die Set,  Holly Wreath,Joy Sentiment, and Christmas Cheer Sentiment

 

Have a great day!

December 09, 2014

Merry Christmas by Jenny Gropp

We have a beautiful card today from Jenny Gropp using With Love #C9501, Christmas Tag Dies #DIE223-Z, Holly Cake #E16044
 
 
 
 
 I wanted to keep the Holly Cake white. To make that white stand out I added the blue in the background to help make it pop!
 
 
 Here are the Copics I used to color the rest of the image. I chose my colors based on the printed word paper in the background.
 
 
I added foam tape in between the layers for dimension. I used a Clear Wink of Stella on the white area of the cake.... It just doesn't show in the pictures. It looks sugary and sparkly in person! On the bottom edge I used just the edge of a Christmas Tag Die, cutting it in white as well and piecing the white letters back in. I also added red Swarovski crystals over the red berries for a little bling!
 
 
Here's the inside with a simple With Love sentiment. I used up the remaining paper to complete the inside. Finished card is an A2.
 
Have a great day!
 

December 05, 2014

Winners of the Impression Obsession and CardMaker Hop!

 

Thanks for joining us on our hop!

The winners are....

Joan B

and

Retta Sumpter

Please email Jeanne within 7 days for your Gift Certificate info!

Have a great day!

 

December 04, 2014

New Challenge! Clean & Simple Holiday Cards

Welcome to our new challenge -  Clean & Simple Holiday Cards!

  Get inspired by the wonderful Impression Obsession  Team (listed below). 

  When you've finished checking out our DT creations, please join us by posting your own challenge project at the bottom of this post!

  IO Blog – You are Here

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Follow the guidelines below to enter challenge and have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our online store. Good luck!

  Challenge Guidelines

 Use all IO dies/stamps (please list stamp names and/or item numbers on your blog or gallery entry with a  link to Impression Obsession). Other nesting dies may be used for card shapes & mats.

  Your entries have to be new (no back dating older projects). 

  You may use this entry with multiple challenges (no more than 5) but this challenge must be listed first and it cannot be combined with other projects in the same post - unless those projects also follow the rest of our challenge guidelines.

  You may enter more than once but each entry needs to be be in a separate post.

  Use a direct link to your project (no general links ) to enter at the bottom of this post.

  Challenge will be open until Tuesday, December 16th at 7 p.m. Central Time. Winner announced December 17th. Winner must respond within one week of the day the challenge ends to collect prize.

Have a great day!

December 03, 2014

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our  Thanksgiving Wishes Challenge, all of the projects were awesome! I think everyone was a winner, but alas I had to choose just one, so.....

The winner is...Shona!

Please email Jeanne for your Gift Certificate info.

Shona used the Mason jar, Small Bow, Pine Branch, Twig Wreath and Layered Flower die set.

Have a great day!

December 02, 2014

We Are Hopping With CardMaker!

 

Welcome to the CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

Today the CardMaker Designers and the Impression Obsession Designers will be showing you some wonderful Holiday projects featuring stamps & dies from Impression Obsession!

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop!

**You do not need to comment on the IO Blog to enter**

 TWO Winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! You have until Thursday December 4th at Midnight CT to enter.

  Winners will be announced on the Impression Obsession Blog on December 5th.

Get hopping!

CardMaker Blog

Anna Wight

Piali Biswas

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Penny Ward

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Noelle McAdams

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Theresa Momber

Vicki Garrett

Mae Nazareth

Impression Obsession 

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
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Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
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Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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