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Impression Obsession “I Adore You” Valentine Card

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “I Adore You” design team Valentine challenge.  The new line of Valentine stamps and dies are so pretty.  I love the Heart Flourish framing the Hinged Heart die cut window with the small image from the String of Hearts set on the front and the larger heart and flower image inside the window. 

Making a Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card is so fun and easyI secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI and stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the images out and colored them using Memento markers.  I used the Hinged Heart die to cut the window opening on the white layer and cut a second Hinged Heart in red.  I used my craft knife to cut the front flap of the red heart off and attached it over the white using glossy accents. 

It's so fun to make a Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card

I placed a long section of 1/2″ double stick tape onto my table and rolled it up with my fingers to create an adhesive rope to attach the Flourish Heart to the card base.  I tucked the larger heart image inside the heart window and attached with glue dots.  I finished the card by adding white Nuvo crystal drops to the flower centers and around the board of the red heart.

Handmade Die Cut Flourish Heart Valentine Card

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.25” square

Die Cut Valentine Card

I like to use red and white to create a clean and simple die cut Valentine card. Silhouette images appear so crisp and clean with the colorful contrast.  I love using the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch cut in white and layered against the red Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts. Layering the heart with the white Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables adds another element of contrast for the images.

making a die cut valentine card is so much fun

I used a large stylus and molding pad to form the leaves and the birds. The white scalloped background, the heart and the songbirds were attached using mounting tape. I never like creating projects where all the layers are attached flat to each other.  Adding space between the layers creates an element of dimension and interest to a clean and simple card.  

Die Cut Valentine Card

I really enjoy making projects with lots of detail but it is also fun to create an interesting clean and simple project.  Thanks for coming by today. I hope I have inspired you to create a clean and simple die cut valentine card of your own,  

Die Cut Paper Flowers

I have another project to share with you today using die cut paper flowers and my favorite color combination.  I love the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame and pairing it with a floral arrangement using Spring Wreath and Foliage.

I cut the frames and attached the sections together from the backside using double stick tape.   I applied small pieces of mounting tape all the around the the frame and attached it to the card base.  The Ornate Oval Frame die cuts all the sections out at once.  Each piece can be used individually or attached together to create a more substantial frame. 

Making die cut paper flowers is so much fun

The foliage sections were cut apart and attached to the card base using glossy accents. The flowers were formed using a stylus from my Garden Tool Kit and molding pad.  I attached the flowers together using glossy accents and then attached to the foliage using glossy accents.  I applied small drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops to a craft sheet to allowed them to dry.  I picked them up with the tip of my paper piercer and attached them in the center of the flowers using glossy accents.  I always like to use the “rule of odds” when creating a project with multiple images.  An uneven number of five flowers is far more interesting to the eye than if I had used four or six. Check out my Flower Spray Tutorial If you would like to see a few step by step photos of how I create floral sprays. 

Would you like to learn to make die cut paper flowers

I am so happy you came by today to share my project.  I never tie of creating elegant and feminine floral projects with die cut paper flowers because they are perfect for so many occasions.


Holiday Thank You Cards

Good Thursday morning.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.  I like to make simple thank you cards that reflect the holiday but are not necessarily Christmas.  The simplicity of the Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout set along with the Thank You from the Greetings Bottom Word Edgers set make a perfect winter card that is fast and easy to make and easy to mass produce.  There is also a Greetings Top Word Edgers set that could be easily used as well.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 right

I secured the three snowflake dies and cardstock on the platform and ran through my Big Shot.  The Thank you die was placed on the edge of red cardstock and ran through the Big Shot. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 center

The snowflake layer was attached to the red sentiment layer using ATG adhesive. Both layers were attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 left

The Snowflake Cutout set also comes with a frame for each snowflake so they can be cut to create full snowflakes like in my project below. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 1 combines

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Impression Obsession “Anything Goes” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Anything Goes” design team challenge.  I decided to pull out my  Pine Sprig Cluster and Wreath Builder sets to create a clean and simple yet old-fashioned mini pine wreath card with red berries and a gingham multi loop bow.  I love the pine set so much that when it was released a few years ago I got four sets so I could multiple pine branches at once.  I know…..I’m a die nut! 

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 right

I started by cutting out the circle wreath base, pine branches and berry branches. I applied Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops to the berries and set them aside to dry.   I began creating the wreath by attaching the branches to the wreath base using glossy accents.  The branches are attached in a pattern –straight, left, right and repeated over and over again around the circle until the full wreath base is covered.  The pictures below are from a previous project using a different branch but the pattern remains the same no matter what branch you use.  The pattern gives the wreath a even fullness all the way around.

Wreath 3

Wreath 5

When you get near the finish the branches have to be lifted up and the final rows attached with the same pattern until complete.

Wreath 7

Wreath 9

Once the wreath is complete you can decorate with any kind of embellishments you wish.  I like the plain old-fashioned look of the gingham, pine and berries.  I attached the multi loop bow to the wreath with glue dots and then tucked the berry branches in between the pine branches and attached using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 center

The double matted frame was attached to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  The wreath was attached to the card base using glossy accents.  You can check out my full wreath step by step photo and video tutorial over on the Splitcoaststampers tutorial section.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.25” square

Snowy Christmas House

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today is a snowy Christmas house scene made using the Impression Obsession Brick House, Square House, Snowy Roof, Pine Sprig Cluster, Fir Sprigs, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals. The frame was made the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Nestabilities Matting Basics B.   I went with all white for the house and background so the red and green would really pop.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 right

I assembled the windows, drapes and door and attached to the front of the house using glossy accents.  I applied white embossing paste to the roof and chimney section with a Sofft spatula and sprinkled with clear glitter to add sparkle.  I applied Cosmic Glitter Glue to the icicles and sprinkled with glitter.  When dry the roof and icicles were attached together using double stick tape.  I applied touches of  embossing paste to the windows and applied glitter.  The trees were crimped and then covered with paste and glitter.  All the pieces were set aside to dry.  I attached tiny springs of fir and red berries to the windows and applied touches of red glitter.  I cut the tips off several fir sprigs and hand cut a tiny circle wreath base.  I attached the tiny sprigs to the circle with glossy accents and then finished with red berries with red stickles and a handmade red bow made with thin strips of red cardstock. The wreath was attached to the front of the house with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 center

I lined up the scalloped rectangle and matting basics rectangle on my big shot using my magnetic platform and cut the frame.  I hand cut a ground snow piece using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I masked off the frame around the ground snow section to protect it and applied embossing paste and glitter.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I tucked the house in behind the ground piece and attached with mounting tape.  I attached the trees on both sides of the house using mounting tape and glue dots.  I finished by adding the cardinal to the sky area using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 left

This was a time consuming card to make but oh what fun it was for me.  I especially love the look of the snow covered crimped trees.  Do you own a crimper and have it buried so far deep in your crafting space that don’t even remember you have one?  I know it is considered an old-fashioned tool but I love  how it adds dimension and interest. 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Saturday.