Jan 272016
 

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s challenge day here again at The House and I’ve got a new sketch to share with you. So if you are planning to get inky this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the wonderful 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 J2716

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Kathy Stacy.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.

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“J2716 Sketch” creation by Karen Hasheck.

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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! ūüėÄ 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 J2716 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday February 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, February 3rd we’ll be kicking off a new challenge 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 J2716 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 RI Rock Star, Cheri Weston will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy

Repeat Impressions

Jan 252016
 

Hi there!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we always need a last minute inexpensive, but thoughtful gift for friends, neighbors, Sunday School members, etc.

My Project of the Week for¬†Repeat Impressions¬†is quick, easy, and so much fun¬†for the recipient!¬† For some of you paper crafters that have been around a¬†long time, this is not a new idea. For some of you that are newer¬†to this creative corner of our world, you’ll enjoy this!!!

Today, I’ll be using these¬†Repeat Impressions Stamps:

1210-K Tumbling Hearts

1134-E Valentine’s

Let’s get started – we are making a Can of Kisses…

Start with a can of fruit, veggies, etc., that has a pop top like the one pictured above.

Using a can opener designed to remove lids safely, with smooth edges, remove the BOTTOM of your can.

Take the label off, and measure it to see what size paper you’ll need to replace it.

For this can, I used a 4 1/8″ x 10″ piece of plain pink copy paper.

Using the Tumbling Hearts, I stamped randomly all over my pink paper with red ink.

I then took a glitter pen, and glittered the whole sheet.

I stamped the sentiment, mounted and adhered it to the panel, and

added some glitter tape to each end for further sparkle.

The next step is to add some adhesive (wet or dry) to the back side of the panel.

Decide which will be your ‘outside’ edge, and add a bit of adhesive to that end.

Begin rolling your panel around your can, being sure that you adhere your design¬†with the pattern facing the TOP of the can, not the bottom. (don’t ask me how¬†I discovered this :)

Fill can with items of choice – candy, money, jewelry, scarf, rubber stamps from Repeat Impressions Stamps, etc….

Add a bit of glue around the outer edge of your lid, and place it back on can.

Allow to dry for handling.

Decorate the top of your can as frilly…

…or as simple as you like!

I kept this project uber-simple design-wise.

Give it a try! If you do, stop by and let us know, so we can come see your beautiful creation! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Patti J.
Jan 202016
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far. I have been busy battling  a nasty cold/flu bug and trying to get ready for our first three shows of the year. No rest for the weary around here! Three shows in a four week period doesn’t leave much time for anything else. Today is day two of Repeat Impressions long road trip from Maine to Texas. So if you are anywhere near the Plano area we hope that you will come see us at the StampScrapArtTour show this weekend.

 

Today is also time to introduce another WHAT IF? Wednesday challenge here at “The House”.  This week we have a beautiful, winter Photo Inspiration Challenge for you.

 

 

So “what if” we showed you this 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?

 

Check out all these wonderful interpretations created by our design team Rock Stars.

 

 

“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Joy Hadden.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Deonna Bemish.

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“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Karen Hasheck.

Visit Karen’s blog

 

 

“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Patti Gilliam.

Visit Patti J’s blog

 

 

“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Cheri Weston.

Visit Cheri’s blog

 

 

“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Heather Mills.

Visit Heather’s blog

 

 

“WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016” creation by Kathy Stacy.

Visit Kathy’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! ūüėÄ 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 it here to this post by clicking on the little blue button below.

 

We will be accepting submissions to this WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J2016 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, January 26th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on January 27th 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 ~ J2016 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!

 

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

Jan 182016
 

Hi!  Today is my day to post a Project of The Week on The House That Stamps Built.  I’m going to show you how to add a plank look to your card.  I wanted a weathered wood look, so I started with a gray piece of card stock that measures 4 in X 5 1/4 in.  You can use whatever color card stock you want and whatever size as long as it is slightly smaller than your card base.  I’m making an A2 sized card and that’s why I used the measurements I did.  I used my scor-pal and laid my card stock on it with the long side at the top: 

I scored at each 1/2 inch mark all along the length of my paper.

Then I turned my paper a quarter turn so one of the short ends was at the top:  For the next step, you can score at whatever intervals you want, just make sure they are far enough apart so they look like planks.  On my top row, I scored at 1 in and 3 in.  Make sure you only score between the top of your card stock and your first horizontal line.

In each of the following “planks” you want to stagger the vertical score lines.  My second row was at the 2 in mark.  After the first row, it gets a little tricky to find the grooves, so just go gently until you are sure you are in the groove.  My third row is scored at 1/2 in and 3 1/2 inches.  Continue staggering your score lines until you have scored all the rows.

Using the direct to paper technique and a tan ink pad (I used Creamy Caramel from SU!), drag your ink pad across the paper in the direction of your planks.  Repeat until you are happy with the look.

 

Using the same technique and a white ink pad (I used white craft ink from SU!), repeat the previous step.

This step isn’t necessary, but I think it adds a bit more interest.  I used a fine point black Sharpie to add two “nails” to each side of the vertical score lines.  And if you think it needs more weathering, keep dragging the ink pads across the paper until you are happy with it.

It’s been cold here and we even had snow this week (not much), so I felt like a spring card was in order.  Here’s my finished card:

I used the Out of the Box technique to die cut my branch image and masked my sentiment so I could fit it in the planks.  I was even able to use up an item from my bits and pieces stash: the hot pink zig zag piece.  Yeay!  Here’s a close up this gorgeous Repeat Impressions stamp.  I colored the eggs to look like robin eggs complete with little gray speckles.  : )

 

Thanks for hanging in there!  I hope you’ll give this a try.  I created another card with this technique a couple weeks ago.  If you want to see it, you can find it here.

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Repeat Impressions “1703-J Bird’s Nest Branch” and “9717-C Happy Hello

Dies: Spellbinders “Classic circles, large”, “Classic Ovals, large” and “Scalloped Ovals, large”

 

~ Heather