Aug 302017
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week. I can hardly believe it’s almost September already. Where DID the summer go?! It sure was nice while it lasted though. This is the first time since we started the stamp biz 22 years ago that we got to enjoy an entire summer at home. And how lucky are we to live in Maine to do it?!

Today is challenge day here again at The House and we’re wrapping up the month with one of my Sketch Challenges. So if you are planning to get inky sometime this week, then we’ve got just the thing to help get you started. Check out my sketch and all the fabulous 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 A3017

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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“A3017 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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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! πŸ˜€ 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 A3017 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday, September 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, September 6th we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announce our winner for August. 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 A3017 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, Heather Mills will be sharing some helpful tips with us for her Project of the Week post.

And until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

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Aug 282017
 

Hello everyone! Donna here for our weekly Project of the Week at The House That Stamps Built. I thought I would start Monday morning off with bright and cheery Glittered Embellishments.

You will need: scrap card stock, punches, die cuts, glitter, a Xyron (you may substitute double sided adhesive or postal tape), and Glossy Accents (optional).
Punch out as many shapes as desired with punches or die cuts, I would just double a few the first time:

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The easiest way for the next step is to run them through a mini Xyron. If you do not have a mini Xyron you can cover one side with, postal tape or double sided adhesive sheets (prior to cutting or punching your shapes out):

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Remove adhesive and cover with at several colors of glitter, I use about 3 glitters per shape, including a silver or gold for shine:

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Burnish well using your finger tool or a bone folder:

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You can stop at this point and have beautiful embellishments:

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Or take it one step further and add Glossy Accents for the look below:

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My finished card using Repeat Impressions 10201-W, Flower Power Background and
8603-E, Get Well

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I hope I have inspired you to try making some glittery embellishments for your cards or scrapbooks. Thanks for visiting.

Aug 232017
 

Hello everyone! I hope it’s been a good week for you. I’m doing a happy dance here because I’ve finally finished another major website task… I am thrilled to be able to say that I have completed adding the cling cushion mounting option to our entire art stamp line. Yippee!! Now you can easily order our stamps in any one of three different ways… traditional wood mount, cling cushion mount, or plain unmounted rubber. And as I mentioned earlier this month, the previous updates made to our shopping cart means our site now appears safe and functional for everyone no matter what browser you happen to be using. Double yippee!! πŸ˜€

Meanwhile, today here at “The House” it’s time to kick off a new challenge. We have one of our fun and super easy Anything Goes Challenges. 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 wonderful creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started.

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
Visit Patti J’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’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! πŸ˜€ 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.

Don’t forget… we’ve extended our submission dates for challenges this month so you have plenty of extra time to play along. We will be accepting submissions to this Anything Goes Challenge ~ A2317 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, September 5th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. And on August 30th we’ll be kicking off the next challenge in our monthly rotation… a great Sketch Challenge! We’ll announce our August 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 ~ A2317 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, Donna Thielker will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with us.

Until the next time… happy stamping everyone!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Aug 212017
 

Hi everyone! Deonna here with a new Project of the Week. I want to show you how to make “Cracked Glass”. So gather your supplies and let’s get started.

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Supplies:
RI Stamps – Serengeti Collection5411-0 African Post Collage (lg)Β and 5306-J Chimp
Archival ink in Coffee
Decorative paper of choice
White Cardstock
Perfect Medium ink or Versamark
Thick embossing powder
Powder tray
Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Sponge
Heat Tool

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1. Take your Post Collage stamp, archival ink, decorative paper and stamp the image onto the decorative paper. Trim the paper down to the desired size or die cut it out. I just cut mine to 5″ x 3 1/4″.

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2. Gather your stamped image, versamark ink and thick embossing powder, heat safe mat, and powder tray. With the stamped side of your decorative paper facing up. Turn your versamark pad facing down and apply all over the stamped image. After inking, over the top of your powder tray pour your thick embossing powder onto the ink just applied to the decorative paper. Heat set the embossing powder. You’ll know that the powder is set once it all melts over the paper. Repeat the process another 1-2 times until the powder is melted and looks thick and shiny. Allow to cool.

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3. Bend the embossed paper all different directions to create cracks. Bend more for fine cracks, bend less for larger cracks.

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4. Take your Vintage Photo Distress Stain and rub all over the top of the image. This should allow the stain to seep into the cracks and give an “Antiqued” look. You can also sponge over the cracks to get more stain into them. Take a paper towel and remove the excess stain.

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5. I then decided to repeat the whole process with the chimp stamp. Now we have the final project to create a card with.

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