Friday, December 30, 2016


Welcome back to day 2 of the Valentine Release Blog Hop. 
Hope that you enjoyed yesterday's hop!
Hop along again today and visit all the IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. 
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 
Good luck! 

Love is all around!
Background stamps can create the perfect design for pattern paper!
Here I have used the I LOVE YOU BACKGROUND stamp. It has been framed with the ALL-in-ONE SQUARES 2 die.
Colored with Copics, the LOVE SQUARE has been popped up with craft foam onto the bg.

Inside says it all, I LOVE YOU!
This is an easy quick card to make. It measures 4"x4".
Thanks for looking and good luck!

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Impression Obsession has done it again! 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Stamp Release Blog Hop! 

We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificate to give away! 

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST December 29th and 30th. 
Visit all of the IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win TWO $25 Gift Certificates! 
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! 
No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. 
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday January 1st and all winners will be announced January 2nd. 
Good luck! 

All images that you will be seeing on the hop are available now at

This little darling is from Lindsay Ostrom. HEATHER my FEATHER has been colored with Copics. Her hair buns and feather were stamped again and fussy cut. To give added dimension, I used a silicone gel on them. 
I love that her sign has been left blank so you can fill in with any message! Here I have used HUGS & KISSES  from the MORE BASIC GREETINGS Set. This set has been a favorite of mine for everyday sayings.

For the inside of the card I have used LIKE CRAZY
All of these stamps are perfect for creating a card for a special friend in addition to a Valentine!

Thanks for looking and see you back tomorrow!

Thursday, December 15, 2016


The holidays are here, do you ever find yourself scrambling for a gift?
 December's last challenge is to use Impression Obsession stamps and design a gift. Play along for a chance to win a $25 IO Gift Certificate. New to our challenges, welcome! You can find all the details on the IO Blog.

The Impression Obsession DT has some exciting news! We are welcoming not one but two very talented designers to the team! Hello and welcome to Ilina Crouse from Creativity Within and Kelli Hull~Stamping with a Dream.

I adore Lindsay Ostrom's images. When I saw her last release I knew that a book was coming...I had so much fun making it I even turned this into a class! This makes for a wonderful gift, perfect for a mantel decoration or the coffee table. 
IO stamps used:

The papers are from Carta Bella called Christmas Delivery.

The images were colored with Copics.
 And so the story this car!

All the stamps used for the book can also be purchased in cling. There are three cling sets  that have the images that make up this book. 

Here is the front and the back of the book. I have tied twine in between each of the 1/4" folded scores that make up the spine.

The backside of the book has magnets in between each set of pages. There is four pages that are blank leaving room for family pictures or journaling the holiday memories!

Not enough time to make a book?
How about embellishing a jar full of hot cocoa makings!

A gift of warm hugs!
The Mitten Die has been a favorite this season. So easy to make into fun tags. The top of the jar is decorated with snowflake die cuts and stamped with Warm Hugs!

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2016


Here is a fun way to dress up those Christmas tree die cuts using Rainbow Tape!

Today I am showing another way to use your Rainbow Tape. Here I have used the Christmas Tree Cutout Die from Impression Obsession and also I made a tree from three triangles!

For this layer, I have used the 1/32" and the 1/8"  Silver Metallic Rainbow Tape to make the decorative lines. 

Using the 1/32" Silver Metallic Rainbow Tape, I have crisscrossed the tape to decorate the trees. I cut this layer with the Nesting Frame 7 die. Next, I embossed the layer with TE Snowfall embossing folder. I added Silver Metallic tape along the bottom of the three triangles. The third tree was popped up in front of these two. I went back over the snowfall embossing and highlighted the dots with glitter.

Thanks for looking!
To find more ideas using Rainbow Tape 

Thursday, December 1, 2016


The Impression Obsession Challenge is Quick Christmas Cards. 
I, obviously can't read my calendar because I posted the wrong challenge, Lol! So, play along in the Quick Cards Challenge and enjoy my quick gifts! There is always a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs! All the details can be found here on the IO Blog.

A while back I used it for calendars too! Talk about fast and easy...How about a notecard holder and pen set for a quick gift! I found some dp that coordinated with the pad and pencil set and used it for the Business Card Layers. To hold a pen or pencil, use a 1" strip of hw paper. Depending upon the size of writing tool, score the width 4 times, then add a little before cutting to make a tab. Fold on score lines to form an open box. Tape or glue to inside of card holder. For fun I made a tag stamped with Notes on it using matching ink!

Little last minute grab and go treats!
Recently on Splitcoaststampers they shared a tutorial on making these adorable totes. 
I have embellished them using IO's Christmas Shaped Tags, Christmas Tree Cutout, and the Holly Leaf Cluster die. 

Thanks for looking!


It's finally here...December and a new challenge! 
Time for a little sparkle and a new challenge from Serendipity!
Play along for a chance to win a $20 SS Gift Certificate. It's easy, just create a design using SS, add some sparkle and don't even have to have a blog to play! Want to know more? Find all the details on the SS Blog.

See how the SS gals sparkle!

White on white is so beautiful...and so hard to photograph!
For the BG I used Cryogyn paper which has a very subtle shimmer to it. It was embossed with a Snowfall embossing folder. Silver mirror paper was used for the card base.

Serendipity's Snowflake Reverse Die has an array of snowflake designs and sizes. I used a white glitter paper to die cut these. The Season's Greetings Die cut is perfect for this holiday greeting!

Serendipity's Stamp of the Month
50% OFF!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Looks like this kitty has gotten tangled in the tinsel!

Who knew the Silver Metallic Rainbow Tape would be ideal for creating tinsel! I had fun tangling the teeny tiny 1/32" tape around this adorable kitty!

The kitty, holly, ornaments and frame are popped up. The bow was stamped a second time, colored and then fussy cut. To keep the dimension of the bow, silicone was used.

On the inside of the card I repeated the 1/32" Silver Metallic tape for my tinsel.
The top and bottom of the die cut are trimmed with the 1/8" silver tape. Love that shine!

Rainbow Tape comes in several different colors and sizes. To see more designs using their tapes you can visit the DT Blog here.

Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Avery Elle-Dear Santa
  • Papers: Neenah, Penny Black-Holiday Trimmings
  • Dies: Avery Elle-Dear Santa, MFT-Stitched Frame
  • Other:Copics, Glossy Accents, Nuvo-Blizzard White, Wink, Collall Silicone, 3M Foam Tape 

Thursday, November 24, 2016



Karen here with Impression Obsession DT Thursday and sending you a warm holiday greeting! 
 Today I am sharing with you a card using some of the new holiday dies.

 The detail on the Front Door Die is fabulous! I love the added trim around the door frame. I had so much fun designing the holiday wreath using the Wreath Builder Die.This set is perfect for making wreaths for any season! 

The card base is an A-2 step card. The side panels were made using a brick embossing folder for texture.
I have so many favorites from the last stamp Fall/Winter release. I can't tell you how many times I have used this stamp from Dina Kowal's collection. Sending love this Christmas...beautiful!
Stardream, Bazzill and glossy paper were used. For the berries I used Glitter Red Stickles. Gold Metallic Rainbow tape finishes off the bottom and inside of card.   

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 17, 2016



Ready for a new IO Challenge?
Join in for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The challenge is Chill/Cool Colors. Use IO dies or stamps along with the Chill theme! To find all the details on how to play you can go here to the IO Blog.

Keeping warm while chilling out with IO!
Theses adorable Mittens were made using the Mitten die. To get the reverse image I used the backside of the die cut! The cut outs were inlaid with different colors of HW Bazzill paper. Silk ribbon was woven through the die cut band at the top and trimmed with some fluffy pom-pons!
Let It Snow was stamped first and then embossed with the snow embossing folder.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Serendipity is having their monthly Blog Hop. Check out the DT blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate! One commenter will be selected randomly from these blogs to win! Hoppers can leave comments through 11-20. The winner will be announced on Mary's Blog on 11-21.

You should be arriving here from

I can't resist a cute snowman! This stamp is called, "Snowperson with Wreath"! He is also the 50% OFF stamp of the month! The BG texture was created using the Winter Chill embossing folder. Sugar Paste makes the Snowflake Reverse Die cuts sparkle!

The scarf, pocket and bow were stamped twice, colored and then fussy cut. They have silicone under them to hold their dimension. For extra texture I tied black thread to the end of the scarf. 

Have Yourself was stamped in olive green on the inside of the card. 

50% OFF

Next stop on the hop is

Hop List

Good luck and Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Adding a little shine with Rainbow Tape!

Rainbow Tape and The Nutcracker!
This is a simple holiday card using stickers and Rainbow Tape to dress it up!
By adding a few strips of the 1/16" and 1/8" Gold Metallic tape... this card really shines! The berries on the wreath have some Distress Glitter and Glossy Accents added to them. 

If you aren't familiar with Rainbow Tape be sure to check it out! It comes in a variety of colors and widths. You can find inspiration using the tape on their Blog and FB page!

The inside of the card has a strip of 1/8" Gold Metallic tape.
Papers used for this card:
Neenah 110
6x6 PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer
PhotoPlay Element Sticker Sheet

Thanks for Looking!