Impression Obsession “Die” Blog Hop Day 1

Good Tuesday morning. Welcome to  day one of the Impression Obsession team showcasing some of the newly released  dies. You can visit the Impression Obsession Blog for all the details. Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's posts throughout the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

My project today was made using Brick House, Square House, Fir Trees, Fir Sprig Set and Fence Border.

I love making house cards and was very excited to see the two precious house sets in the new release.  I mixed and matched them together to create my winter cottage in the woods. I have been wanting to try my hand at making a bendi fold card for a while and thought the house and trees would be the perfect images to make it with. If you aren’t familiar with this card layout you can see a wonderful step by step tutorial and video over on Splitcoaststampers. I must admit that this was a real challenge for me and is not perfectly put together but I like it and will definitely try it again.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 1 left

I cut the brick house and square house parts out using white cardstock. I colored the roof line and house base it with a copper copic marker. I assembled all the door, windows, gable, chimney and roof pieces and attached to the house front. I decorated the windows and door with cut up fir sprigs and 1/8” punched circles.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 1 center

I cut the trees and crimped them for dimension.  I attached one behind the house for height and banked one on both sides of the house to create a cozy setting.  KC Impression Obsession Brick House 1 open

I attached the fence to the left side of the bendi flap and made it meet the fixed piece of fence on the right side when closed. I placed fir sprigs and tiny red bows on the fence for the finishing touch. I wouldn’t mind living in this sweet cozy cottage.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 1 right

Be sure to check out all of the wonderful design team projects.  I hope you have a great day.

Impression Obsession Dies, Brick HouseImpression Obsession Dies, Square House  Impression Obsession Dies, Fir TreesImpression Obsession Dies, Fir Sprig SetImpression Obsession Dies, Fence BorderFiskars Paper Crimper, Straight  Fiskars Paper Crimper, WaveCOPIC 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Sketch Set, 36pcAccents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12


Paper:  White, Olive, Papertrey    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Brick House, Square House, Fir Trees, Fir Sprig Set, Fence Border, Fiskars 1/8” Circle PunchCrimper, Wave Crimper, Copper Copic Marker, Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Mounting TapeDeckle Scissors, Metal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter

72 thoughts on “Impression Obsession “Die” Blog Hop Day 1”

  1. Oh my Kittie. You have out done yourself. Beautiful card and you have such an eye for detail. I’m such a fan of yours and I love love love Impression Obsession dies!
    Rose Reynolds
    Burleson, Tx

  2. Wow!!! Kittie, you Rock die cutting!!! Your style caught my eye from the very first time I saw one of your cards at SCS. This is gorgeous! Love the little bits of holly and bows on the fence! The trim on the house is fabulous!

  3. Superbe carte bendi fold!!!!
    La maison et les sapins vont parfaitement bien pour ce type de carte…un charme fou!!!!
    J’adore faire également les cartes bendi fold.

  4. Such a cute card!!! Love these new dies from IO. Now I have to go learn how to make this new (to me) fun fold card!!! I love making cards with new and different folds like this.

  5. Super nice card with loads of detail. I really like how you show all products used at the end of your blog –so helpful. These house dies are great. I hope you will show more cards using these dies. Thanks for all you share.

  6. What a fun card. I’ll have to give that technique a try. I’m putting the house dies on my wish list. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  7. way down here….lol.. Well, this darned blog hop is gonna make me empty out the rest of my checking account. I so love the ideas that all of you ladies have…. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity


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