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!


  1. super cute mitten gift tags....lovely book card too! All so well done.

  2. OMG that accordion book is awesome.. is there a tutorial of it or you mentioned a class you created..
    Would love to see it or be able to purchase it..

  3. This is all so wonderful! Your attention to detail is amazing. Merry Christmas!

  4. If only I could have been in your class! I absolutely adore the book you made, Karen! The embellished cocoa jars are a great gift idea!