Dec 172014
 

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We’re in the homestretch now. The weekend will be here before we know it and my vacation will be over in just a few more days too. Bill and I have enjoyed our R&R time at the beach and will soon be headed back to the realities of winter. Oh joy! ;-)

But this latest Designer’s Choice Challenge may be just what I need to help me get back in the mood. RI Rock Star, Melissa Cash has challenged everyone to create cards with a “Think Snow” theme. Check out this fabulously fun card that Melissa created to get us all started.

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“DCC1217″ card created by Melissa Cash.
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So a few days ago Melissa shared her card with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them to create their own cards with a “Think Snow” theme. Check out all the fantastic cards they created this week!

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“DCC1217″ card created by Joy Hadden.
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“DCC1217″ card created by Geri Utterback.
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“DCC1217″ card created by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“DCC1217″ card created by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC1217″ card created by Deonna Bemish.
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“DCC1217″ card created by Karen Hasheck.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card with a “Think Snow” theme. 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 DCC1217 ~ “Think Snow”. 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, December 30th at 5PM EST.
4. On December 31st we will introduce a new Designer’s Choice Challenge (DCC) to play along with and announce our winner for December. For this challenge the winner will receive any one unmounted sheet of stamps of their choice!

Please 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 D1014 post to see my sketch layout and all the wonderful cards the Rock Stars created to get you started.

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

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

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Dec 152014
 

Hi there! Geri here with a new POTW for Repeat Impressions. For my project I made a gift card holder with a belly band.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Poinsettia #2012-H and sentiment Christmas #1141-F (I inked up separately for a different look)
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embossing powder (clear)
VersaMark
MS punch
Copics R27 and R37
Sponge
Removable tape
Gift card
Stickles
Memento ink
Score-Pal
Card stock
Designer paper
Washi Tape

The outside view with belly band.

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Here is what the inside looks like.

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I started out with some green card stock which I cut 6-1/4″ by 5-1/2″ and scored in half. Next I matted some designer paper to both inside panels of my card. Then using a piece of white card stock which I cut to 5-1/8″ by 3-3/8″, then scored at 5/8″ and 2-7/8″. Next I stamped the poinsettia image three times using a mask with the VersaMark and black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Colored the Poinsettias with Copic’s.

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Using a circle punch about half way, punch out for the ease of sliding the card out.

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Here on the small score side I added some score tape. After gluing the side together I then glued it to a slightly larger mat. I used removable tape to adhere it to the card (so you can remove it off the card). For other inside of card I made the panels about the same size as the card holder, added the sentiment and sponged around with Desert Sand.

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To make the belly band, I cut out some white card stock 7 ” long, and punched it out with MS punch on both sides and sponged it also. Added a piece of Washi tape and the Poinsettia image (love this image) cut and embossed. Score the sides and glue together the ends. Slide in your card and close it with the belly band.

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Great way to put a personal touch to a gift card. Hope you enjoyed my project and don’t forget we have a DCC challenge on Wednesday, hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by!
Geri

Dec 102014
 

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! I hope you are all having a good week so far. I’m still away on vacation, but I’m doing my best to keep up with our blog and share all the wonderful design team creations. :)

It’s challenge day here again and I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. Check it out and all the great 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 D1014

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.

Visit Cheri’s blog

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Patti J. Gilliam.

Visit Patti’s blog

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.

Visit Geri’s blog

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“D1014 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.

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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 D1014 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on December 23rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. On December 24th we will post a new challenge and once that challenge wraps up we’ll announce our winner for December. 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 D1014 in your blog or gallery posting.

Don’t forget… we also have a great Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Deonna Bemish has a super fun challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC123 ~ Anything But A Card post for all the details and fabulous inspiration from the Rock Stars.

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.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 082014
 

Hi, Deonna here and I have a tutorial for Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder to share with all of you today.

Supplies used:

Coffee Mug Pattern – printed out

Designer Cardstock – DCWV, Recollections

Cream and White Cardstock

Black Momento ink

Scissors

Scor-tape

Crimper

Repeat Impressions’ stamp – 9303-P, Thanks a latte’

1″ inch Circle punch


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Directions:

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Click and print.

1. Print out Pattern onto White Cardstock and Cut out each piece. Pattern attached. Keep this to make as many as desired.


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2. After cutting out all of your pieces above, fold your Designer Cardstock in Half and trace the pattern on the backside with the bottom of the pattern lined up on the fold. Add strips of Scor-tape to each side of one half the cup pattern while still on the backside. Flip over so that your print is on the outside fold, remove the paper from the tape and adhere together. Set Aside.


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3. Trace your inside cup pattern onto desired Designer cardstock and cut out.


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4. Repeat the tracing of the two lid pieces onto desired cardstock and cut out. Apply 1 piece of Scor-tape across the center of the lid and adhere the small strip to the larger lid piece.


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5. Using your Cutout lid that you just put together in step 4 and your small inside cup pattern that you just cut out in step 3, Run a piece of Scor-tape across the top of the Cup Pattern, Remove the paper side of the adhesive and line up the upper part of the patterns together. This should allow the lid to go over the top of the larger cup pattern and still be attached to the inner cup. Then you may slide your smaller cup into the pocket of the larger.


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6. Cut a piece of cardstock to 2×4 inches. Run this piece through your crimper and remove. Using your Scor-tape,apply to the center of your large coffee cup that you created in step 2. Trim edges with your Scissors.


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7. Grab your Repeat Impressions stamps and stamp onto desired cardstock using your Momento Black ink pad. Cut out the mug with your Scissors and using your 1″ circle punch, punch out the sentiment. Adhere to your center band and fasten your gift card to the inside and you have a wonderful gift card holder complete.


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I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any questions you can email me at
deonnabemish at gmail dot com