Apr 102017
 

Hey there!

Can you believe it’s already Monday?

It’s my turn to be the Project of the Week hostess here at The House that Stamps Built.

Today, I will share how easy it is to make a card with a split front. These always draw lots of oooh’s and aaah’s, and look far more difficult and labor intensive than they really are. I know that you’ll want to make one and I can’t wait to see it!!!

These Repeat Impressions stamps were used:
8620-D Healing
4002-G Heartfelt Sympathy
1137-E Mother’s Day

First you will need an A2 card base. I cut mine at 4.25″ x 11″.

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Since I’m making more than one card, you will see two of everything :)

Score your cardstock at 5.5″

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Burnish your score lines.

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Decide which will be your bottom front of card. Cut 1.25″ off and set aside.

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Cut another 1.25″ off.

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This is what you should have.
You will only need one of the 1.25″ white strips. You can either discard the second one, or if you’re a hoarder like me, you can save it for another project!

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Now you will need some layers. You will need:

one piece of designer paper that measures 3.75″ x 2.25″
one piece of designer paper that measures .75″ x 3.75″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 4″ x 2.5″
one piece of ‘matting’ cardstock that measures 1″ x 4″
one piece of matting cardstock that measures 2″ x 2.75″*
one piece of white cardstock that measures 1.75″ x 2.5″*
*depending on your sentiment or image the last two pieces may vary in size from my card.

These are the layers that you will have (these are not yet assembled – I’ve just laid them out for you to see)

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Stamp your image or sentiment on your white panel. Lucky for me, there is this really fabulous white cardstock that I use, which enables me to turn my piece over and try again in the event of a mis-stamp!

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Now, just begin assembling all of your layers.

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Top of card

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Here, you will place your white strip at the bottom of your card, being careful to line it up with your bottom edge of the card back. It’s a bit odd having that open area between your panels. I find that it helps me line things up if I use some post it scraps to hold things in place!

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Once things are lined up, apply a strip of adhesive to only the top and bottom edges of your focal panel, center, and adhere to the top and bottom panels. Pretty cool, right?

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Embellish as desired. I’ve used butterflies, and cut out a flower from the designer paper for these two cards. A few little pearls finished these off nicely.

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For this card, I turned the sentiment the opposite direction, and embellished with smaller butterflies and some tiny gemstones.

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Hope you give this a try!
If you do, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Apr 052017
 

So has Spring arrived where you are yet? Mother Nature decided to pull a little prank on us here in Maine and dumped 8″ of heavy wet snow on us for April Fool’s Day. Then she “blessed” us with a little bit more yesterday, but thankfully the warmer temps and rain now are helping to wash some of it away. As the old saying goes… April showers bring May flowers… and I for one can’t wait!

But today at “The House” we’re kicking off the new month with one of our wonderful Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Joy Hadden is hosting and challenging you all to “Add a Die-Cut” to your stamped card. Fun and simple enough, right?

Here is the great card that Joy created to get everyone started. Notice how she cleverly used one of our Flip Fancy Dies in her creation? Patti used a few of them in both of her cards too!

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“DCC45” creation by Joy Hadden.
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So a few days ago Joy shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to “Add a Die-Cut” to their cards. Check out all the fabulous creations they came up with to inspire you this week! Such a great variety.

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“DCC45” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC45” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“DCC45” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“DCC45” creation by Heather Mills.
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“DCC45” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“DCC45” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“DCC45” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“DCC45” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. “Add a Die-Cut” to your stamped card. 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 DCC45 ~ Add a Die-Cut. 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, April 11th at 5PM EST.
4. On April 12th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our April challenges wrap up we’ll announce our winner for the month. One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Today we’re also announcing the winner of our March challenges. A big thank you to all of you who participated. 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… Diane H.! Congratulations, Diane and happy shopping! Please leave a comment on this post and I will get your certificate info on it’s way.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. We hope you’ve found lots to inspire you and look forward to seeing your challenge card linked here very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Patti J. Gilliam will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with you.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Apr 032017
 

Hi everyone. It’s my turn (Laurie) to offer up a Project of the Week here at The House That Stamps Built and I came up with this cute little notebook. It’s actually one that I picked up at my Local Stamp Store for $1 and I recovered it.

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Here are the supplies that I used:
I saved the flimsy kraft cover and used it as a template.
Stamps and Ink
Bone folder
Red line tape or super sticky tape of your choice (you’ll need it to tape the paper pad back into your new cover)
Magnets (torn off of the old cover)
Glue dots (to adhere magnets back onto your new cover)
Die – just a note from Lawn Fawn

After measuring out how wide and long my cover needed to be, I added a decorative border using a stitched die. I then measured out where the folds needed to be. I just copied it off the template and marked it with a pencil, then scored it on my score board.

I used one of the stamps from the Flower Power set (10207-E, Flower Cluster Solid) with some bright pink pigment ink to randomly stamp the cover. Then I used Fabrika Decoru in dark night for the flower centers. Adhered the magnets back on and finished it off with the sentiment.

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I always have one of these in my car and use it all the time to jot down things I need to remember. I’ve gone through quite a few over the years and when I found these at my LSS, I was happy that I could make my own and inexpensively. Some of the fancier one’s get kind of pricey.

I hope this inspires you to check at your local stamp/scrapbooking stores or even the $1 stores for these little gems and stamp up your own.

Thanks for stopping by!

laurie

Mar 292017
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week! Today is challenge day here again at “The House” and I’ve got a new Sketch Challenge to share with you. 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 M2917

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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Donna Thielker.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“M2917 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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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 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 M2917 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday, April 4th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, April 5th we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announce our winner for March. 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 M2917 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, Laurie Unger will be sharing another great Project of the Week with us.

And until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions