Aug 242016
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends!Ā I hope you are all having a great week so far. I’m road tripping again this week on route to the StampScrapArtTour show in Hamburg, NY coming up this weekend. So if you are in the Buffalo area I hope that you will stop by the show and visit with us. We have lots of new stamps to share with you since our last trip to NY!

But first… It’s challenge day here again at The House and I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. So if you are planning to get inky this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the wonderful inspiration cards created by the RI Rock Stars… then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch A2416

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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.
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“A24166 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti’s blog

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“A2416 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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

We will be accepting submissions to this A2416 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday August 30th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, August 31st we’ll be kicking off our final challenge in our monthly rotation and the following week we’ll announce our winner for August. 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 Sketch A2416 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!

Thanks so much for spending time 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 stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next timeā€¦ happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 222016
 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another Project of the WeekĀ post for Repeat Impressions at the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and I thought it would be fun to share a cute little gift box that is a favorite ‘go to’ for me. When I need something in a hurry, I reach for this. I wish I knew where I’d first seen this – more than likely it was one of those uber-talentedĀ Stampin’Up! gals, but I drew it in my little sketch book a few years back, and don’t knowĀ who gets the credit for it… sorry!!!

I used these Repeat Impression stamps:
2322-G Black Cat
2319-I Haunted Tree
2308-E Bats
2316-G Boo!
2317-D Tombstone

Let’s get started!

Cut one piece of cardstock to 11″ x 3.25″
On long side, score at 4.75″ and 6.25″

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Cut another piece of cardstock to 5″ x 3 3/8″.
Score 1″ on all four sides.

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Burnish all score lines.
On your 5″ x 3 3/8″ piece, snip in to the fold line, creating your box tabs.
(I always trim mine a bit on either side of the tab, as shown, to make a nice fit.)

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Add some good adhesive to your box flaps, and create your box.

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Here is what it will look like.

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Add some adhesive to your box bottom.

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Remove strips and adhere box to bottom of outer cover, as shown below.

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That’s it! You’re done, except for decorating! You can add designer paper, or justĀ stamp a cute little scene like I did here.

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Here is this same box created for Christmas a year or two ago.

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I used these Repeat Impressions stamps for the Christmas box:

406-H Peace Love Joy
2008-K Shepherd Boy

Thanks for stopping by today! If you decide to give this box a try, come backĀ and let us know! We’d love to see what you create!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Aug 172016
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far. Today it’s time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday challenge here at “The House“. This week we have a beautiful Photo Inspiration Challenge for you.

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WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716

So “what if” we showed you this photo… What does it inspire you to create? What do you see?… Is your focus on the subject matter? The colors? The shapes? A feeling the photo brings out in you? A little of each maybe?

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

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Patti Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’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! šŸ˜€ Plus you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions! Simply create something using this photo 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 WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, August 23rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on August 24th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our August 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 WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ A1716 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, Patti J. will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 152016
 

Hi, it’s Heather. Today, it’s my turn to post a Project Of The Week for the House That Stamps Built. My project is a fun (and really cute) gift card holder, treat box combination. I learned how to do it following this video tutorial I found on Pinterest. If you want to see the full, step-by-step instructions, make sure you check out the video as I am going to give abbreviated instructions in this post.

What you will need:
– scoring tool (I used my Scor-Pal, the woman in the video uses her paper trimmer)
– sheet of card stock 7″ x 9 3/4″
– patterned paper to decorate your holder
– strong sticky tape (I use Scor-Tape)
– circle hole punch (mine is 1 1/4)
– a die to cut out the window in the front
– a sheet of acetate for the window opening
– stamps (I used a sentiment from the newly released “Holy Crap” set: “it’s your birthday” and two flowers from the Flower Power sheet: Daisy Outline, large and Daisy Outline, small)
– embellishments of your choice (I used ribbon and pearls)

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Along the 7 inch side of your card stock, score at 1″ and 6″. Turn the card stock 90 degrees and score at 1/2, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 7 inches.

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Trim off the panels as seen in the photo below.

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Adhere your patterned paper (and the decorated front panel). You could decorate all sides, but I chose to decorate only the ones that would show from the front.

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Line up your window cutting die and run it through your die cutting machine.

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Adhere the acetate to the inside behind the window opening and adhere the holder together using your sticky tape. And here is my finished project.

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This last photo shows the gift card in place. I would have filled the treat section too, but all I had were Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and they didn’t quite fit.

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This will be a great way to add a little something special to a gift card. To see one I decorated up for Christmas, check out this post.