Sep 152014
 

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Happy Monday everyone! Karen here and it is my turn to share a Project of the Week with you. I will be showing you how to make a Double Easel Card and throwing in some tips on making paper piecing easier as well. I started with a 7 x 7 inch navy blue card, scored in half. The front half of the card is cut with a paper cutter at the 3 1/2 inch mark up to the score line (also 3 1/2 inch line horizontally.) Then fold the top sides down diagonally from the outside corner the the center. Here are a couple pictures of what that will look like:

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The lower part of the triangles will be where the front squares are attached and what stands up to make the double easel. Now the fun part – decorating the card. I started with some old cloud designer paper from my stash, and stamped the hot air balloons from RI’s Big Boy Toys Collection, then stamped them again on several colorful dp scraps. I love to paper piece and one tip I learned way back was to apply two sided tape BEFORE cutting out the element you are paper piecing. Once it is cut out, it sticks easily without having to add more adhesive at this point. This works especially well when the object has delicate or small parts, but I do this even on objects such as these hot air balloons.

I applied the hot air balloon pieces to 3 1/2 inch squares of navy blue and attached them to the bottom only of the folded triangles. I stamped “Soaring by to say Hi” twice on a 7 x 1 inch cloud piece and attached that with pop dots to raise and hold up the two easels. I cut a 2 1/2 inch white square in half diagonally to create a triangle, and added a die cut “hi” (Paper Smooches) and a gem to complete this double easel hello card.

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The card lays flat to mail as you can see from this photo. I love trying new folds and hope this has inspired you to try something new too.

Karen

Sep 102014
 

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! It’s time already for a new Designer’s Choice Challenge. This week Cheri Weston is hosting with a great color challenge… Black, White, and Grey. It’s probably not too often that we stretch ourselves to create without the use of traditional colors, but the cards shown below are all great examples illustrating that you really can create some beautiful pieces without using a vibrant color palette.

Here’s the wonderful quilt card that Cheri created to get us all started.

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“DCC910″ card created by Cheri Weston.

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So a few days ago Cheri shared this card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards using only black, white, and grey. Check out all the fantastic creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC910″ card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“DCC910″ card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“DCC910″ card created by Joyce Morien.

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“DCC910″ card created by Joy Hadden.

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“DCC910″ card created by Melissa Cash.

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“DCC910″ card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“DCC910″ card created by Geri Utterback.

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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card using only black, white, and grey. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions‘ stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! :D Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC910 ~ Black, White, and Grey. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, September 23rd at 5PM EST.
4. On September 24th we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for September. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Don’t forget that we also have a great Sketch Challenge happening now too. There are still a few days left to get in on this one and an opportunity to win a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate! Please follow this link to my WHAT IF? Wednesday ~ Sketch Challenge S314 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

So do we have any Atlanta area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is in Norcross, GA this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the North Atlanta Trade Center this Saturday and Sunday, September 13th & 14th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We haven’t been to Norcross in years so we have tons of new stamp designs since our last visit, as well as lots and lots of fantastic card inspiration on display from the all the Rock Stars. I hope to see some of you there!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found plenty to inspire you and look forward to seeing your “Black, White, and Grey” card linked here soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Karen Hasheck will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Sep 082014
 

I’m Joyce and it’s my turn to bring you the Repeat Impressions Project Of The Week (POTW).

I love making 3-D items – specifically treats and party favors. It’s been a while since I’ve made any, so it’s time. I decided to make that my POTW.

I love these super simple treats!!! They can be made to fit any holiday, gathering or milestone.

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Stamp and color the images you’ll want to use for this project.

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You can use almost any kind of small snack for this project. I wanted to use a mini Kit Kat bar but didn’t have any in the house. The only thing I had around were these York Peppermint Patties and they have Christmas images on the wrapper so they are obviously left over from last year. Yikes!

Cut and score the patterned paper. Lay out your patterned paper wrong side up. Place your snack on top of it, centered from left to right. Cut your paper down so that it is 3/4″ longer than the snack on the top & the bottom. From left to right be sure that you have enough paper to wrap around the snack and overlap by at least a 1/2″. Score left & right of the snack leaving a 1/4″ gap – make that gap 1/4″ from the candy and not the edge of the wrapper since the wrapper doesn’t really take up space in the treat wrapper.

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Add some 1/2″ double stick tape along the top edge and bottom edge of the snack holder – just along the middle section of the paper. Add a strip of 1/4″ double stick tape to either the left or right edge of the wrapper.

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Overlap the patterned paper along the back edge of the snack wrapper. Once that back seam is secured, sneak between the layers to remove the backing off that 1/2″ double stick tape. Be sure the treat is enclosed before you seal the wrapper shut. Press those upper and lower seams to be sure they are secure. If you have a crimper, you can crimp that upper and lower edge to give them a very professional appearance.

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Now it’s time to decorate your wrapper.

I’ve created 3 examples for you. First I created a belly band to go around the middle of the treat wrapper. I topped it off with this very cool image called 2308-E Bats.

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Then I created a treat with this adorable, spooky cat peaking out of a jack-o-lantern – 806-G Jacko-’lantern Cat. I used the following Copic markers: YR65 ,YR68 for the jack-o-lantern, YR23 for the jack-o-lantern face, and C-3 & C-5 for the cat.

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This last version is my favorite version. Check out this candy corn. This image is called 2306-D Candy Corn. Copic markers used: Y11, Y15 for the yellow stripe, YR65, YR68 for the orange stripe & C-1 for some shadowing on the white section.

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I hope you get a chance to try out these super simple snack holders for your next gathering. It’s a special treat to share with your guests.

Joyce

Sep 032014
 

Time for my Wednesday happy dance… It’s challenge day here again! And we have a great surprise for you today too. One of our past Rock Stars has come back to join us. Please help us in welcoming back Patti J. Gilliam to the team! Whop whop!!! So glad to have you back on board, Patti! :)

Now check out my latest sketch and all the wonderful inspiration 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 S314

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.

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“S314 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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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! :D 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 S314 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on September 16th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On September 17th we will post a new challenge and after that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our winner for September. 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 S314 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our August sketch challenges. As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… EMA-gination! Congratulations and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate on it’s way.

Don’t forget… we also have a fun Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Melissa Cash has a great theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC827 ~ Celebrate Birthdays post for all the details and fnantastic inspiration from the Rock Stars.

So do we have any Maryland and southern PA area readers out there? Repeat Impressions is headed to Westminster, MD this week for the StampScrapArtTour show. You will find us at the Carroll County Ag Center this Saturday and Sunday, September 6th & 7th. If you are in the area we hope you will come by and see us. We have added lots and lots of new stamp designs since our last visit, as well as tons of fantastic card inspiration on display from the all the Rock Stars. I hope to see some of you there!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your sketch card linked here soon. And be sure to stop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Joyce Morien will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions