Jun 122017
 

Today here at The House that Stamps Built it is my Monday to do the Project of the Week. For my project I choose to do the curtain fold, which is a fun easy fold with a few cuts and a few score lines.
Supplies used :

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White cardstock 4 1/4 x 11, pattern paper, coordinating cardstock to make curtain top, tape runner, cutting/scoring tool and stamps of your choice. I choose to use Soaring by to Say Hi 9104-G and Hot Air Balloon Cluster 9116-N. I decided to cut apart my balloons in the Hot Air Balloon Cluster to get a little more versatility.

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Measurements for cardstock and pattern paper.

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This really is the only “tricky” part and it really isn’t – on the short 3″ side make a mark with your pencil at 1 1/2″ and on the long 6″ side made a mark at 2 1/4″.
Angle this in your cutter or make a line with your pencil and ruler from the 1 1/2″ to the 2 1/4″ and cut with scissors. On the 6″ side score at 2, 2 1/4, 3 3 1/4, 4 1/4, and 5 1/4. You will have 6 scored lines. Start on the 2″ score line make a valley fold, continue valley fold on the 3, 4, and 5 inch score lines. On the 2 1/4, 3 1/4, 4 1/4 and 5 1/4 inch make mountain folds.

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I used 1/8 inch score tape to hold the pleats in place taping all the way down the entire fold but you could also use a runner or glue. It should fit perfectly on your 4 inch wide pattern paper. I chose two coordinating design papers but it is your choice. I thought the cloud paper went with the hot air balloon.

Finished Card

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I kept this card simple with stamping the balloon and sentiment in blue with no coloring. Hope you will give this a try.

~ Shirley

Jun 072017
 

Who’s ready for some more fantastic stamping inspiration? Today we’re kicking off a new month of challenges with one of our wonderful Designer’s Choice Challenges. This time around RI Rock Star, Donna Thielker is hosting and challenging you all to create a card that includes using Washi Tape. So many fun possibilities… check it out!

Here is the great golden card that Donna created to get everyone started.

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“DCC67” creation by Donna Thielker.
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So a few days ago Donna shared her creation with her fellow Rock Stars and asked them all to create a card that includes Washi Tape. Check out all the fabulous creations they came up with to inspire you this week! Always such a great variety.

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“DCC67” creation by Cheri Weston.
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“DCC67” creation by Joy Hadden.
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“DCC67” creation by Laurie Unger.
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“DCC67” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“DCC67” creation by Heather Mills.
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“DCC67” creation by Deonna Bemish.
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“DCC67” creation by Shirley Hotop.
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And now it’s your turn. Here are all the details…
1. Create a card that includes using Washi Tape. 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 DCC67 ~ Use Washi Tape. 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, June 13th at 5PM EST.
4. On June 14th we will introduce a new challenge to play along with and after all our June 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 May 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… Beverly Sizemore! Congratulations, Beverly 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 card linked here very soon. And please be sure to stop by again on Monday when RI Rock Star, Shirley Hotop will be hosting and sharing her Project of the Week with you.

Until then… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

Jun 052017
 

Good morning!

I’m the Monday morning hostess at The House That Stamps Built. It’s my turn to share a ‘Project of the Week’ with all of you.

Today, I will show you how to use the Repeat Impressions ‘Stamp-A-Box’.
This is such a fun little box – it only measures about an inch wide, tall, and deep when finished – just perfectly sized for a Hershey’s kiss!

For today’s tutorial, I’m using this Repeat Impressions stamp: 3502 – Rose Stamp-A-Box

Let’s get started!

You will need your box stamp, some scissors, ink, and either markers or patterned papers.

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You will need to stamp your image. I used a very faint ink color, as I didn’t want the
dotted lines to show through.

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Here’s what the pattern looks like when stamped in black ink.

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I took some Spectrum Noir markers, and just colored the whole thing.

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I decided I didn’t like the roses that way, so I stamped just the upper portion of the image
again, on a designer paper.

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Just the flowers were fussy cut, and glued onto the sloppily colored roses.

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Here is what the box looks like now!
I put the box on my Scor-Pal, and scored on all of the fold lines,
then added Scor-Tape to the end flap, and one of the bottom flaps.
As you can see, there are cut lines on the roses. Cut those now, as well.

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Adhere the small end flap to the other side of the box. It will then look like this.

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Fold in two of the bottom flaps…then fold in the flap with the Scor-Tape on it.
Fold the last flap in, creating your box bottom.

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Now for the fun part! It’s all beginning to come together!
Add a ‘kiss’, or whatever you’d like.

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Fold in the two top flaps, and then ‘intersect’ the two cut lines on your roses.

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Voila! Is this not the cutest little tiny box ever?

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Thanks for taking time to visit today – hope you’ll try one of these cute boxes!

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I hope that you will give this a try!
Come back and let us know if you do – we’d love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

May 312017
 

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great week. I can hardly believe it’s the last day of May already. Boy, did the month go by fast for me! Bill continues the struggle to get his AFib under control so we’re still living life in the slow lane and enjoying all this extra time at home. I have to admit, I could easily get used to this lifestyle. And truth be told, I am liking this a whole lot better than running the highways non-stop doing stamp shows. It’s so nice to finally feel rested.  :)

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 Starsthen play along for your chance to win a Repeat Impressions‘ gift certificate!

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Repeat Impressions Sketch M3117

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Patti J. Gilliam.
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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Heather Mills.
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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Laurie Unger.
Visit Laurie’s blog

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Joy Hadden.
Visit Joy’s blog

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Cheri Weston.
Visit Cheri’s blog

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Shirley Hotop.
Visit Shirley’s blog

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Donna Thielker.
Visit Donna’s blog

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“M3117 Sketch” creation by Deonna Bemish.
Visit Deonna’s blog

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 M3117 Sketch Challenge until 5pm EST on Tuesday, June 6th. All participants will be automatically entered into our random drawing. Then on Wednesday, June 7th we’ll be kicking off a new challenge and announce our winner for May. 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 M3117 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, Patti J. Gilliam will be sharing another fun Project of the Week with us.

And until the next time… happy stamping!

Wendy
Repeat Impressions

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