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.

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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. 

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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!

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Happy Thursday and happy November!
Would you like the chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate just in time for the holidays? Play along in the Thanksgiving Wish challenge! It's easy, just use IO stamps/dies and create! You don't need a blog to play. All the guidelines can be found on the IO Blog.

Thanksgiving Wishes from the IO girls!

The Patchwork Leaves were die cut and then stamped with Mini Patterns 1 and Mini Patterns 2. I love the detailed stitching on the leaves and acorn. 
For the stamping I used ink that was a little darker that the color of the card stock. There are three different patterns to a set and there are four different sets. This is a great way to get pattern paper the perfect color for your design!
Give Thanks was die cut out of the natural Neenah. It was die cut again in the brown. This was inlaid back into the negative area on the Neenah.

Inside I have used a quote that is in the Be Grateful cling set.
I trimmed the bottom by stamping the Leafy Border. This is a great stamp to use on the outside of envelopes.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Serendipity is welcoming in a new month with a new challenge...Texture!
Add texture to your design and use Serendipity stamps or dies to create. You don't have to have a blog to play and there is always a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate up for grabs! Need more info on how to play? You can find all the details here on the SSCB.

Need a little inspiration from the DT?
Check out what the girls have created!

Jingle All The Way!
The Jingle Bell was stamped once in Memento ink. That stamped image was then masked and a new bell was stamped overlaying the first one. I repeated the masking on both bells and stamped a third. They were then colored with Copics. For some texture I brushed on some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and used two different fabrics; gold thread and silk.

Inside the card I have stamped Jingle All the Way and the Jingle Bell image.  
Papers used are from Photo Play 6x6 Holiday Cheer, Neenah 110 and Desert Storm and a HW Bazzill.

Stamp of the month
Snowperson with Wreath

Thanks for looking!