CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the first day of our week long CHA DT Blog Hop.  We are using our new Fall/Winter  stamps and dies.   Mitra is also introducing them starting today at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, July 22 through 25.  The details of the challenge are below my card details and the DT blog list.

For my card above I chose Aislinn Adam's new Prairie Plants and a sentiment from clear set Hydrangea.  Below is how I put it together:

  • stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and painted with Twinkling H2O's on white cardstock,
  • used Spellbinders die as template to cut-out the image (a little Out-Of-The-Box technique around the edges when trimming).
  • mounted flowers with 3D pop-dots
  • added White Flower Soft to the left flowers
  • used Glossy Accents on the yellow flowers and
  • put a little FS in the middle of the flower and painted with orange.
  • added 3mm pearl stickers to the corners and added yellow bow.
  • stamped sentiment with Memento Olive  on a 1/2"X3.5" strip of white cardstock mounted and trimmed on the cardfront edge.

Blog Hop Details

We are having a $25 Gift Certificate drawing each day during the hop, with an extra drawing on Friday.  Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible to win.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Don't Forget Our "Pack Your Bags" Challenge

Details are HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!





IO Fan Shares Her Project


The above switch plate covers were created by IO fan Sandy Kraus.  She has only been stamping for about 4 years and said, "It was love at first stamp"!!  She is sharing with us how she made her covers below.

Switch Plate Covers Using Impression Obsession Stamps

These stamps are way too pretty and interesting to use only for cards, scrapbooks, or for small pictures to frame. So, how about adding a little light on the subject; use the stamped, colored (Copics of course) images for switch plate covers. The principal is the same as when wallpaper was even more popular than today.  We used to wallpaper the switch plates so the boring white plate disappeared into the patterned paper


Crabapple Vellum

  1.  Make a template out of vellum using the switch plate for size.  The vellum lets you see the image through paper adding about 1/2 inch around four sides.
  2.  Stamp image on cardstock and color.
  3.  Use the template over your image to decide the best placement of rectangular slot for toggle switch.
  4. CrabAppleBlossom2jpg

  5. Cut out image to size of template.
  6. Miter cut four corners.
  7. Mod Podge back side of image and front side of switch plate.  Modge Podge makes the cardstock very pliable.
  8. Put two sides together. There will be a little wiggle room but it does dry quickly.
  9. Bend extra paper to back and press and hold in place until it almost dries.
  10. RabApple Blossom3

  11. Now Mod Podge front using brush stokes, fake stucco from rough brush stippling etc.
  12. Finally cut and mod podge toggle slot using pattern for reference (a long double ended y cut will work).
  13. Try painting screw heads with a little color to make them blend into pattern.


A really great project, Sandy.  Thank you for sharing some new ideas for IO stamps.  See you all back here tomorrow for Tuesday T&T.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!