Nov 222017
 

Well it’s almost that time again… so with Thanksgiving on the calendar tomorrow, I am extra busy in the kitchen today getting my pumpkin on! It’s my tradition and it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without my famous Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. :)

But for those of you who are all ready for the holiday and have time for some stamping therapy, we have lots of great inspiration for you here today. We’re kicking off one of our fun and super easy Anything Goes Challenges this morning. So for this week’s challenge the sky is the limit. Feel free to submit any style of card or stamped creation that you wish.

Here are all the fantastic creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Heather Mills. (card front)
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Heather Mills. (inside card)
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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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 stamp up whatever you wish, 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, December 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. We’ll announce our November 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 Anything Goes Challenge ~ N2217 in your blog or gallery posting.

Thanks so much for dropping 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 everyone!
And to all our U.S. readers… warmest wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Nov 202017
 

Good morning!

I’m the Monday morning hostess at The House That Stamps Built. It’s my turn to share a ‘Project of the Week‘ with all of you. Today, I chose to share a tutorial for the easiest EVER treat box.

For this tutorial, I’m using this Repeat Impressions stamp:

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Cut a piece of card stock to 6.5″ x 6.5″.
Score at 2″ on each side.

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This is what your ‘box’ will look like:

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Cut off the 4 corners and burnish your score lines nice and crisp.

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Take a small hole punch and punch each side of each flap.
Now it looks like this.

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Burnish your fold lines one more time for grins…

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Take some Baker’s Twine or gold cording, and tie up your corners.

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Decorate as desired.

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Fill boxes with something delightful!
That’s it – you’re done!

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Truly the easiest box ever, right?

On the dotted box, there were no added panels, green card stock was used for matting, and Baker’s Twine was used for the ties.

On the striped box, I cut and adhered four panels that were 2.25″ x 1.75″, gold metallic card stock was used for matting, and Gold cording for the ties.

We hope that you will give this a try!
Come back and let us know if you do – we’d love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Nov 152017
 

Good morning, everyone and happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I am feeling especially grateful this week. My husband, Bill (aka Mr. Repeat) got some good news from his cardiologist on Monday and we also had our first light snow of the season that afternoon. And today… hopefully… the installers will finally finish the job on our furnace so that we can have heat in all parts of our house again. That was to be their goal last week, but unfortunately things didn’t quite work out as planned.

But here at “The House” today it’s beginning to feel festive. And if you are looking for some stamping inspiration you have come to the right place! We have a beautiful Inspiration Palette Challenge for you this week. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. 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 gorgeous interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’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 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.

Don’t forget… we’ve extended our submission dates for all our challenges again this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ N1517 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, December 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on November 22nd we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a super fun Anything Goes Challenge! We’ll announce our November 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 ~ N1517 in your blog or gallery posting.

Remember… 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

Nov 132017
 

Hello, Laurie here and it’s my turn to host the Project of the Week. This time around we are going to be revisiting an old favorite. The Criss Cross Card.

You will need the following supplies:
Stamps
Ink
(2) 4 ¼ x 11 pieces of cardstock in your choice of color
Patterned paper or your stamped design to decorate the outside with
(1) 3 ¾ x 5 ¼ cardstock for the insert – and any decorations
One 1 ½ x 12 for the belly band

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Cut your two pieces of cardstock at a diagonal, then adhere them together.

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Stamp your outside layers.

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I randomly stamped a piece of 8 ½ x 11 sheet with leaf stamps in different fall colors and then cut it apart as follows.

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From these, I took the best of the lot and cut it down to work with the brown diagonals and the card insert.

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Here is the belly band, which will need to be scored at approximately 5 5/8 and 11 1/4 .

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I used one of the spare diagonals to cut out the sentiment for the outside of the belly band and to create the pull mechanism for the insert.

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Here is what it looks like apart and then put together.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this inspires you to create this oldy but goody card design.