Apr 192017
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a good week. My husband was finally released from the hospital the end of last week and we are slowly trying to get back to work here. Unfortunately, his Afib is silent and it’s also been a real challenge to control so far. For the time being Bill’s cardiologist is trying to manage it with medications, but among other things, that seems to make him tire very easily. So we really appreciate your patience as orders are not getting out as quickly as they usually would. Thank you so much for your understanding!

But here at “The House” it’s business as usual as the Rock Stars have been busy stamping up some fabulous cards to share with you. Today it’s time to introduce a new Inspiration Palette Challenge. This 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… or both!

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

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Patti Gilliam.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ A1917” creation by Donna Thielker.
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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 ~ A1917 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, April 19th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on April 25th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our April 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 ~ A1917 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, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 172017
 

WOW… Easter was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with family, friends, church services or however you celebrate Easter.

For my POTW (Project of the Week) I choose to do a very simple, easy, and FUN project that I call embedded faux chip board. I used Repeat Impressions stamps listed below:

10203-D Leaf Cluster Outline
10205-E Flower Cluster Outline
10206-E Flower Cluster Detail
10207-E Flower Cluster Solid

For my Supplies I used a word die, white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2, the above listed stamps, Tombow multipurpose liquid glue, a piece of Kraft cardstock, sequins, and inks of your choice.

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Die Cut your word out of the upper center of the white cardstock as well as 5 individual die cuts out of the Kraft cardstock.

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Next step is to glue all 5 DREAM die cuts together making sure they line up, using liquid glue of your choice.

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I then began stamping my images of the flower clusters and leaves randomly on the white cardstock. I used three different colors of purples.

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Then add liquid glue to the back of your stack of 5 dreams glued together and with the card front facing up place the stack of die cuts through the negative space on the white cardstock. It may be just a bit snug but it will slip right into the negative space. Looks like chipboard without the weight.

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I thought it needed some bling so I choose to add some random sequins.

Finished Card:

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Enjoy and find different dies and Repeat Impressions images that will work beautifully together.

~ Shirley

Apr 122017
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty peeps! Well the past week has been more challenging than usual around here. Last Thursday my husband went to see the doctor for shortness of breath and a long lingering cough. We thought maybe he had bronchitis or pneumonia. Boy were we surprised when they put him in an ambulance and sent him to the hospital with a really bad case of Afib. :(

So to say that I have been a bit preoccupied for the past week is an understatement. My apologies if you have placed an order or emailed me and I have not yet responded. We’re hoping Bill will be released from the cardiac unit tomorrow. And with a little luck we might get Repeat Impressions back up to speed by next week. Thank you so much for your patience in the meantime!

But today here at The House it’s time to kick off a new Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. 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 with so many great variables you can’t help but play along!

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

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Heather Mills.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~A1217” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~A1217” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ A1217” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’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 ~ A1217 until 5pm EST on April 18th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On April 19th we’ll start a new challenge… our Inspiration Palette Challenge, and so on with the different challenges through the end of the month. Then the first Wednesday in May we’ll announce our April 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 ~ A1217 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, Shirley Hotop will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 102017
 

Hey there!

Can you believe it’s already Monday?

It’s my turn to be the Project of the Week hostess here at The House that Stamps Built.

Today, I will share how easy it is to make a card with a split front. These always draw lots of oooh’s and aaah’s, and look far more difficult and labor intensive than they really are. I know that you’ll want to make one and I can’t wait to see it!!!

These Repeat Impressions stamps were used:
8620-D Healing
4002-G Heartfelt Sympathy
1137-E Mother’s Day

First you will need an A2 card base. I cut mine at 4.25″ x 11″.

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Since I’m making more than one card, you will see two of everything :)

Score your cardstock at 5.5″

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Burnish your score lines.

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Decide which will be your bottom front of card. Cut 1.25″ off and set aside.

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Cut another 1.25″ off.

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This is what you should have.
You will only need one of the 1.25″ white strips. You can either discard the second one, or if you’re a hoarder like me, you can save it for another project!

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Now you will need some layers. You will need:

one piece of designer paper that measures 3.75″ x 2.25″
one piece of designer paper that measures .75″ x 3.75″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 4″ x 2.5″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 1″ x 4″
one piece of matting cardstock that measures 2″ x 2.75″*
one piece of white cardstock that measures 1.75″ x 2.5″*
*depending on your sentiment or image the last two pieces may vary in size from my card.

These are the layers that you will have (these are not yet assembled – I’ve just laid them out for you to see)

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Stamp your image or sentiment on your white panel. Lucky for me, there is this really fabulous white cardstock that I use, which enables me to turn my piece over and try again in the event of a mis-stamp!

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Now, just begin assembling all of your layers.

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Top of card

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Here, you will place your white strip at the bottom of your card, being careful to line it up with your bottom edge of the card back. It’s a bit odd having that open area between your panels. I find that it helps me line things up if I use some post it scraps to hold things in place!

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Once things are lined up, apply a strip of adhesive to only the top and bottom edges of your focal panel, center, and adhere to the top and bottom panels. Pretty cool, right?

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Embellish as desired. I’ve used butterflies, and cut out a flower from the designer paper for these two cards. A few little pearls finished these off nicely.

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For this card, I turned the sentiment the opposite direction, and embellished with smaller butterflies and some tiny gemstones.

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Hope you give this a try!
If you do, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.