Dec 302013

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

It’s Cheri Weston here with a new Project of the Week for Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built.

After the flurry of Christmas and all the projects I’ve been doing for several months, my craft area looked like a disaster area. Things are scattered all over the place and organizing and cleaning up is absolutely necessary. I have pieces of patterned paper and card stock in baggies and stacked along the sides of my work space and I can’t find anything. Can you relate? So what can we do with all those scrap pieces of paper? Why not make more cards!!!

My Project of the Week is to inspire you to use your scraps and here are a couple of cards I made using up some of the scraps I’ve had laying around.

This first one is made using the Herringbone technique. I cut my strips of paper at 3/8″ wide and I assembled them randomly. The center (first strip) must extend beyond corners of the layer piece so it will need to be longer than the others.

Supplies are minimal, just scraps of paper and adhesive.

Here are the steps:
A layering piece of card stock the size you desire. I cut mine 4″X 5 1/4″.
Adhere the first piece from corner to corner at the widest part of the layering piece.
Adhere a second and third strip on each side of the first strip to each outside corner to form a “T” quadrant and 4 open areas.
Begin assembling the strips as desired.

Here are some photos of the initial stages of assembly.



I used RI Stamp #1113-D “Happy Birthday” I love the font on this sentiment and it worked perfectly against this background.

Here is other card I made using scraps.


Stamps used on this card are RI #9309-C “Tiny Cupcake” and #9313-D “Sweet” from the Pairings collection.

I hope this will inspire you to use your scraps and create even more fabulous cards with all those left over papers.


Dec 292013

This is just a quick post to share my excitement at getting this blog back in order… Finally!! 😀 If you have been a regular visitor to The House That Stamps Built then you must have noticed that we got off to a rocky start here at the beginning of the month.

Repeat Impressions closes up shop for a few weeks every December when business is a little slow and we can sneak away for our much needed annual vacation. This year the blog gods must have been against the idea because our blog up and disappeared on our first day away. :( Definitely not what you want to see when you are away from your computer and traveling out of the country.

Fortunately, after a near meltdown and then a little long distance hand holding from my web host, we were back up and running within a few days. Lots of the design elements were lost along the way though so the blog hasn’t been too visually appealing in that way lately. Thank goodness for all the beautiful Rock Star creations to help smooth the way.

But tonight I am pleased to report that I have gotten the blog back to it’s former glory so that I can finally relax.  Whew!! I also used this learning experience to do a little blog house cleaning and updating. As it turns out, I learned that Google Friend Connect is no longer supported anywhere but on Blogger. So I have signed myself up for a Bloglovin’ account and am adding one of their buttons here. It looks like a great, easy way to stay on top of your favorite blogs. So if you don’t use their service already I hope you might consider joining me and check them out. And of course follow this blog with Bloglovin too!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to ringing in a Happy New Year. I know I am!


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Dec 252013

Merry Christmas from Repeat Impressions and all of us at The House That Stamps Built! Here’s wishing you love and laughter and a most glorious holiday. :)

We have a new Sketch Challenge to share with you today. Here’s my latest design and some fabulous inspiration from the Rock Stars.

Repeat Impressions Sketch D2513

“D2513 Sketch” card created by Joyce Morien.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Melissa Cash.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Geri Utterback.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Deonna Bemish.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Karen Hasheck.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Joy Hadden.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Brenda Turner.
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“D2513 Sketch” card created by Cheri Weston.
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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! 😀 Plus you will get an additional entry in our 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 D2513 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on January 7th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on January 8th we will post a new challenge and when that challenge wraps up we’ll announce the 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 D2513 in your blog or gallery posting.

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our December sketch challenges. As usual, we let select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… drum roll please… this time that person is… Connie R! Congratulations, Connie 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 great Designer’s Choice Challenge going on now too! Our Rock Star hostess, Brenda Turner has a wonderful theme challenge for you this time. Please visit my DCC1218 ~ Last Minute Christmas Card or Tag post for all the details and wonderful inspiration from the Rock Stars.

Thanks so much for spending time with us here during this busy holiday week. We hope you’ve been inspired and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here soon. And please be sure to drop by again on Monday when Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until then… Merry Christmas and happy stamping!

Repeat Impressions

Dec 232013

Hello… I am happy to be bringing you this weeks Project of the Week. With Christmas in just two days I thought it would be fun to share with you a super quick little treat holder. It is called a sour cream container. These are really easy and fast to make, in fact one year I made one for everyone in my family and hung them on the tree. I love they way they looked on the tree.


And a side view.


I started with a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper. Here is a pattern for the placement of ScorTape.


To assemble the sour cream container tape together the 4 1/4 sides to resemble a toilet paper tube. Next tape together one of the open ends and crimp being careful not to got up more than 1/4 inch. Now you can fill the container with whatever goodies you choose. To finish the top you tape it together so that it goes the opposite way as the bottom. Now that you have your container filled and almost ready to give you will need to add a tag. For my tag I used RI stamp #8819-H Do Not Open that I colored with Copics. I added this to a snowflake base that I made with Spellbinders Create a Flake 4. For a final touch I added some fun white ribbon and a snowflake button. If you have never made one of these fun sour cream containers you should give it a try. I think you will enjoy making them as much as I did.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!