Jan 082018
 

Good Morning friends! There’s not a better way to begin the New Year than endeavoring to accomplish some New Year’s resolutions! One of mine is to send out thank you cards. With the help of a few Repeat Impressions stamps and this technique I’ll be able to get that done pretty quick.

Here are the supplies you will need:

1. Background stamp – I’ve used Flower Power Background
2. Sentiment stamps – I’ve used Thanks A Bunch and Hello
3. Stamp positioner – I used a Misti
4. Ink
5. Coloring Medium – here I used Copics

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The stamped background was quickly colored – took me about 20 minutes to do both these.
The images were sliced about 1/3 of the way and placed on 4.25 x 5.5 cards

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Small borders in black and designer paper were added.

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Sentiments were stamped using my Misti and some enamel dots and clear drops were added so in less than 30 minutes I had 4 cards ready to go.

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Thanks for looking at my project.
~ Joy

For this week only (Jan. 8-14, 2018), get 20% Off the stamps used in Joy’s project when you use the coupon code POTW1818.
Flower Power Background
Thanks A Bunch
Hello set

Jan 032018
 

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Holidays are fun, but I am ready to get back to a regular routine now and looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store for us. Let’s hope it’s a great one!

Today here at “The House” we’re kicking off 2018 with one of our fun Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Laurie Unger is hosting and has chosen a theme challenge… Things With Wings!

Here is the gorgeous card that Laurie created to get everyone started.

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“DDCC13” creation by Laurie Unger.
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So a few days ago Laurie shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to stamp up something that features “Things With Wings”. Check out all the beautiful creations they came up with to inspire you this week!

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“DCC13” creation by Heather Mills.
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“DCC13” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“DCC13” creation by Esther Asbury.
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“DCC13” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“DCC13” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC13” creation by Joy Hadden.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Stamp up a creation with a “Things With Wings” theme. And remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would reeeally love to see them! 😀 Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
2. Post your DCC creation on your blog or online gallery and be sure to reference Repeat Impressions DCC13 ~ Things With Wings. Then link it here with the inlinkz widget below. (Please provide a direct link to your post, not the entire blog.)
3. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, February 6th at 5PM EST.
4. On January 10th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our January challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month the first week in February. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our December challenges. A big thank you to all of you who participated last month. We loved checking out all your creations and really appreciated all your kind comments too! As usual, we let random.org select the lucky recipient of our $25 Gift Certificate. So without further ado… this time that person is… Mary Anne K. Congratulations, Mary Anne and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will contact you with your certificate info.

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 very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Joy Hadden will be sharing a project and some of her Pick of the Week stamps will be available to you at 20% off.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jan 012018
 

Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s wishing us all a happy, healthy and creative 2018! I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for a fresh start. I love beginning a new year and the chance for new opportunities and possibilities. Let’s hope it’s a great one!

In keeping with that line of thought, I decided it was time for a little change here at The House. So we’re mixing things up a bit and putting a new spin on our Mondays. Instead of our usual Project of the Week posts, we’ll now be sharing a Pick of the Week with you each Monday. It may still be a project post, or it could be a technique, a tip, or whatever our Rock Star host feels like sharing with you that week. The new twist is that some of the featured stamps in the post will also be available at a discount to our blog followers for that week. Yay!!

And try not to faint from surprise, but we’re kicking off this new Pick of the Week feature with one of my creations. Yes, it’s true… once in a great while I break out a few stamps and get inky myself. So today I am going to share a birthday card I made for one of my wine loving friends. This style of card is called a Joy Fold Card. I like it because it’s a little bit different, but really quick and easy. Even more so since we offer pre-cut, pre-scored Joy Fold Card Kits over at our Repeat Impressions online store.

Joy Fold Cards can be made as a traditional card or easily be modified to be a gift card holder. Today I am showing you just the straight card version as this card will be paired with a bottle of wine as a gift… but of course!

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Supplies:
I used pieces from the Joy Fold Card Kit in Brown Kraft
These 3 stamps from my Wine Time Series:
9503-L, Wine Glass
9514-F, Grapes
9502-F, It’s your birthday
Black ink pad
Markers
Double-sided tape
Dimensional foam dot

I started by stamping the wine glass on the outside front of the white pre-scored panel. I then stamped the sentiment and grapes inside.

On the shorter flap of the brown kraft panel I randomly stamped the grapes repeatedly to create a background. I like the look of stamping off the edges so I placed a piece of scrap paper along the score mark to make sure I kept the larger end of the kraft panel clean and unstamped.

I also stamped the grape image on a scrap of brown kraft card stock and punched it out with a 1″ circle punch. (I would normally use the white card stock that’s included in the kit for that, but in this case I thought the kraft color lent itself a little better to my overall design.)

Then I went back and colored the wine glass and the grapes inside the card and on the circle.

I used a little piece of double-sided tape to layer my grape circle onto the center of one of the black pre-punched circles that’s included in the kit.

To assemble the card I affixed the pre-cut black panel in the center of the larger end of the unstamped side of the brown kraft panel. Then I affixed the back of the white panel to the center of the black panel. The shorter, stamped end of the brown panel should then be folded in so that it is tucked inside the white card front. Then I used a dimensional foam dot to attached my layered circles to the stamped portion of the brown panel. Be sure to position it so that the corner of the white card can be tucked under it, thereby creating the closure for the card. And voila! A super cool, but easy card!

 

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For more info and other examples of what I’ve created with my Joy Fold Card Kits please visit the Paper and Special Products page of the Repeat Impressions online store. And for this week only (Jan. 1-7, 2018), get 20% Off the three wine stamps I’ve used above and any of the Joy Fold Kits too when you use the coupon code WINE1118 at checkout.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your holiday to stop by for a visit. I hope your new year is off to a great start! Please be sure to come by again on Wednesday to check out our first Challenge of 2018.

Until the next time… happy stamping and Happy New Year too!!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Dec 272017
 

Good morning, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. Can you believe it’s almost 2018 already? I know I can’t. Unfortunately, I guess it’s true… my mom always told me that the older you get, the quicker the time seems to go by. Geez!

Do you have a little down time to get creative between holidays? If so, come play along with us! We’re wrapping up the year with 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 magnificent creations the RI Rock Stars came up with to inspire you and get us started. I think they’ve really outdone themselves this week… just incredible!

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Esther Asbury. (inside)
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Esther Asbury. (outside)
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Heather Mills.
Visit Heather’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“Anything Goes Challenge ~ D2717” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’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 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 ~ D2717 until 5pm EST on Tuesday, January 2nd. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. We’ll announce our December 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 ~ D2717 in your blog or gallery posting.

Also, today we are bidding a fond farewell to RI Rock Star, Deonna Bemish. We have been very fortunate to have had Deonna on our design team for several years. We will all miss her creativity and kindness. She has been a real pleasure to work with and we hope that she may have time to come back and join us again someday in the future. Wishing you all the best in the coming year and beyond, Deonna!!

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 yours truly will be hosting and sharing a creation with you. Yup, it’s true… I’m getting inky for you. 😉 I’ve decided to mix things up a bit next year so we’ll be starting a new feature here on Mondays that I’m calling Pick of the Week. I hope you will stop by then for all the details and check it out.

Until the next time… happy stamping everyone!
And warm wishes for a very happy, healthy, crafty New Year!!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions