Jan 232017
 

Today is my day to post a Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built blog. Pierced dies are really popular right now and I’d love to have them ALL!! But, if you’re like me and can’t spend all that money, I’m going to show you how you can get the look with dies you already own.

What you will need:
Dies (they need to be open on the inside like the ones I used from Spellbinders)
A piercing tool (I used my multi tool from Spellbinders, but I also have a regular piercing tool. You could probably also use a straight pin.)
Some kind of mat to protect your work surface
Stamps (I used Repeat Impressions515-L, Strawberries” and “8602-E, Smile“)

potw12317-hm1

Cut out your card stock with the die and leave it IN the die. Using the piercing tool, pierce the card stock right along the edge of the die.

potw12317-hm2

Continue piercing right along the inside edge of the die. I space mine out about 1/8 inch, but you could do it a little farther apart if you’d like. I don’t measure, just eyeball it; no one will be able to tell if it’s not exactly even.

potw12317-hm3

Here’s what it looks like once I pierced all the way around and removed the die:

potw12317-hm4

A perfectly pierced die cut circle! You can do this with any shaped die as long as it is open in the middle. I hope you will give it a try. Here’s my finished card:

potw12317-hm5

Heather

Jan 182017
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week so far. Today it’s time to introduce another new WHAT IF? Wednesday Challenge to our 2017 line up. This week we have a great Inspiration Palette Challenge for you. This new challenge is a fun cross between our previous Photo Inspiration Challenges and our Color Challenges. Below I have posted a photograph with a corresponding color palette so that you can choose to find your inspiration in whichever suits you best.

j1817

Check out all these wonderful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

j1817-cw
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

j1817-sh1

j1817-sh2
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

j1817-pg
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

j1817-jh
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

j1817-db
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

j1817-dt
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

j1817-hm
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

j1817-lu
“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using the palette above as your inspiration, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, January 24th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on January 25th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our January challenges winner here on the first Wednesday of next month. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry using the link button below. And please be sure to provide a link back here and reference Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ J1817 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Thank you so much for visiting here with us today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Heather Mills will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jan 162017
 

Welcome everyone. It is my turn for the Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built. I saw a video on Jennifer McGuires’s blog awhile back on making shaker cards that is so easy that I now am hooked on shaker cards and wanted to share it with you. My tutorial is in my own words, and I did not refer back to Jennifer’s blog so my instructions, number of layers, type of adhesives and my instruction may be quite different.

Gather supplies as indicated:

White A2 card, pattern paper of choice cut to 4″ by 5 1/4 “:

potw11617-dt1

Frame die, cut 6:

potw11617-dt2

Sheet of acetate cut to fit your frame:

potw11617-dt3

Glue 5 of the 6 frames together with a liquid glue, I prefer a tacky glue which allows time to reposition and dries fast:

potw11617-dt4

Attach pattern paper to card front. Color image of your choice, I used Repeat Impressions Sunflower 4313-K, cut to fit your frame and glue to pattern paper:

potw11617-dt5

Attach frame with Tacky glue or adhesive and fill with sequins, do not overfill:

potw11617-dt6

Use double sided tape to attach acetate to the 6th frame and on top of the acetate:

potw11617-dt7

Attach acetate layer:

potw11617-dt8

View from the side:

potw11617-dt9

 

potw11617-dt10

I hope this will inspire you to try shaker cards.

Donna

Jan 112017
 

Happy Hump Day to you! Today I am excited to introduce one of the new challenges I’ve added to our regular monthly rotation. This one is called a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. And how does that work, you ask?

I have created the Tic-Tac-Toe style board below using various stamping themes, elements, and embellishments. Then, similar to the game, you will create something based on picking any row of 3… either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Fun, right?! And so many great variables that you can’t help but play along!

j1117

Check out all this wonderful inspiration the RI Rock Stars have created for you! Such a fun variety of styles and images!!

j1117-hm
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

j1117-lu
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

j1117-db
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

j1117-dt
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

j1117-sh
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

j1117-jh
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

j1117-pg
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

j1117-cw
“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

And now it’s your turn! The rules are really simple… Remember, your creation doesn’t have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would really love to see them! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board, upload your card to your blog or Splitcoast gallery, then link your it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117 until 5pm EST on January 17th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On January 18th we’ll start a new challenge… our new Inspiration Palette Challenge, and so on with the different challenges through the end of the month. Then the first Wednesday in February we’ll announce our January winner. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations! When you are ready to share your card, please add the direct link to your entry using the link button below. And please be sure to provide a link back here and reference Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1117 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge creation linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Donna Thielker will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions