Jan 282015
 

Greetings from the road! Repeat Impressions was in Plano, TX this past weekend to do our first show of the year. Now we are attempting to get back home to Maine which could be quite an adventure what with the crazy blizzard that’s been slamming the east coast. Fingers crossed that we can make it there safely and not too far behind schedule!

If you find yourself snowed in or otherwise looking for some stamping inspiration, then you won’t want to miss today’s challenge. I’ve got a new sketch to share with you and the RI Rock Stars really outdid themselves this week. Check out all their wonderful inspiration, then play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions’ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch J2815

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Debbie Fisher.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Melissa Cash.

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“J2815 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.

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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 J2815 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on February 3rd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on February 4th we’ll be kicking off a new round of challenges in our monthly rotation and announcing our winner for January. 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 J2815 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 Rock Star, Joy Hadden will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jan 262015
 

Hi Everyone!

It’s my (Deonna’s) turn again for the Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and I’ve chosen to make a tutorial on the “Ghosting Technique”. It is very simple yet I love the results.

Supplies needed:

Versamark ink

Glossy Cardstock

Rubber stamps – Repeat Impressions 5119-I, Shamrock Sil. (lg) and 1135-E, St. Patrick’s

Distress ink in – Mowed Lawn

Blending Tool

Spellbinders dies in – Labels 25 and Majestic Labels 25

Black Staz-on ink

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Directions:

1. Using your Versamark ink, Stamp your sentiment all over your Glossy Cardstock numerous times.

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2. Allow Versamark ink to completely dry.

3. I then chose to use my Spellbinders nestabilities dies in Labels 25 (shown above) and Die-cut your stamped glossy cardstock. I used Majestic labels 25 (not shown) and black Cardstock to cut out the decorative shape for the card.

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4. Using your Distress ink and Blending tool, blend the ink all over the image/sentiment that you just stamped in the step #1.

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5. Using a paper towel wipe off any excess ink and your Ghosting is complete.

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6. You may now Stamp another image over the top using Staz-on ink. I used the shamrock stamp from Repeat Impressions with black Staz-on ink.

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7. Assemble your card.

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Jan 212015
 

Hello, crafty friends! Today we’re putting the “WHAT IF?” in Wednesday in a special way. This morning we’re kicking off the first Photo Inspiration Challenge in our new line up of challenges. These are a lot of fun and really open up so many creative possibilities.

So “what if” we showed you this beautiful 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?

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Now check out all the fabulous interpretations created by our Rock Stars. Such variety!

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Cheri Weston.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Kathy Stacy.

Visit Kathy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Joy Hadden.

Visit Joy’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Melissa Cash.

Visit Melissa’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Debbie Fisher.

Visit Debbie’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

Visit Patti’s blog

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115″ creation by Deonna Bemish.

Visit Deonna’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! :D 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 your it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115 until 5pm EST on January 27th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on January 28th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a fun Sketch 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 WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2115 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!

So do we have any Texas readers out there? Repeat Impressions is on route now to Plano, TX for the first SSAT Show of the year. Oh my, what a long drive it is from Maine to Texas! If you are in the area we sure hope that you will come by and see us. We will be Booth #1 at the Plano Centre this Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-3. And if you were one of the lucky ones to get a ticket, I’ll see you at the Make It Take It Project Party on Friday night where I’ll be teaching a new card project. Always a fun time!

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 Rock Star, Deonna Bemish will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jan 192015
 

Hello crafty people,

It’s my turn to inspire you with a Project of the Week (POTW) here at The House That Stamps Built and I thought I might show you a super cool box creation that you could use to house a sweet treat for a Valentine, a gift card, a piece of jewelry, or even an awesome Repeat Impressions stamp for a friend.

The box is a 4×4 inch “pizza box” measuring 1/2 inch deep.

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Here are the supplies I used to create this box

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Score board
Scissors
Double sided adhesive
Decorative paper
One 6″x11″ piece of card stock
Stamps: Repeat Impressions’ #118-I “Bear With Heart” and #1204-I “Love”
Ink
Dies
Edge punch
Copic Markers
Ribbon and assorted embellishment
Embossing folder (not shown) for embossing heart die shape

Step 1 – With score board, score the 6″x11″ inch CS on the short side at 1″ and 5″.
Step 2 – Turn CS to long side and score again at 1″, 5″, 6″ and 10″

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Step 3- At the scored lines along the 11″ side, cut flaps just to the fold line.
Using decorative paper cut 4, 4×4 inch pieces and adhere to inside and outside of box.

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Step 4 – Adhere double sided tape to the outside edges of the flaps you’ve created as shown then remove release paper from adhesive and tape the flaps to the inside of the box.

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Your box should look like this.

Decorate and fill box as desired.

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Stamp shown here is Repeat Impressions’ #708-K Rebecca

This is such a fun project, you can create this for any occasion even as a favor for a wedding or baby shower. Your imagination is your only limitation.

I hope you’ll give it a try and if you do, please let me know as I’d love to see it.

Have a crafty day!
Cheri