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September 2012

Snowy Christmas Window

Good Sunday morning.  I have another Christmas window card to share with you today.  This time I created a snowy scene to put in the window but couldn’t resist adding the Christmas pine and holly to the window front. This is actually the new Poppystamps French Doors die but I think it works as a double window just as well.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors 1 right

I cut the window and then traced on the base of the card from the inside of the outer window panes to use as a guide and then cut it out with my craft knife.  I popped the window up over the opening with mounting tape.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand MAdison French Doors 1 center

I created a snowy tree scene using my Kittie Kits Moose set, sponged in the clouds and then applied Liquid Applique for falling snow flakes and ground snow. I mounted the scene on the inside of the base card using mounting tape.  With the layer of tape on the window and the layer on the scene it created extra depth.

I added some of my new favorite pine and holly to the window sill and finished with a multi loop red satin bow. You can watch a video tutorial if you would like to see how I create my bows.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors 1 left

I hope you have a great Sunday.  Thanks for coming by.

Scene #2 MoosePoppystamps Dies, Grand Madison French Doors

Impression Obsession Dies, Twig WreathInk Blending ToolAccents, Glossy  High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Distress Ink Pad, Vintage PhotoLiquid Applique, White ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Moose   Paper:  Red, White, Olive   Accessories:  Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors, Impression Obsession Twig Wreath Set, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Hand Cut Cloud Template, Satin,


Clean and Simple Cat in Christmas Window

Good Saturday morning.  I am a little late getting my project posted today but I had so much fun making it this morning.  I told you how much I love all the new Poppystamps windows.  Today I have a clean and simple white on white Christmas window to share with you with pops of green, brown and a little red. 

I started by tracing around the inside of the window die onto the card base.  I used my craft knife to cut just a little on the outside of the traced lines so the edges of the opening would be hidden when I attached the window die.  Did that make sense?

I crimped a separate piece of cardstock for the siding, cut around the window opening and attached to the card base. Have you noticed how the crimped paper makes a statement with the pop of dimension. I love my crimper. You may want to get yours out and dust it off.

KC Poppy STamps Madison Arched 1 right
I cut two windows one for the outside and one for the inside.  I wanted the inside to look neat and crisp as well.  I attached the front window with mounting tape.  I attached a small tab of cardstock to the back of the sitting cat and then attached the tab to the inside of the window.  I wanted as much of the full cat to show as possible so attaching with the tab allowed me to do that. I attached the second window flat against the inside and over top of the tab on the cat.  It made the cat appear to beitting directly on the window sill.

I die cut a white border to use as a blind and then traced around the top outside portion of the die and then cut it out and attached to the inside window.

KC Poppy Stamps Madison Arched 1 center

I die cut several pieces of pine and holly from my new Impression Obsession Twig Wreath set to create a window arrangement.  I used a dry brush swiped directly across a brown ink pad and lightly stippled brown on the branch area of the pine to give a more natural appearance.  It is hard to see it in the photo. I attached the pine pine to the window and then attached a multi loop gingham bow.  I added a few pieces of holly and a few red berries to finish.KC Poppy STamps Madison Arched 1 right 

This could definitely be a scene from my front window as we have four cats.  That’s why I couldn’t resist the new cat dies.   And yes….it is lots of cat hair to deal with.  LOL!  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Poppystamps Dies, Small Madison Arched WindowPoppystamps Dies, Sitting CatImpression Obsession Dies, Twig Wreath

Impression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 2Fiskars Paper Crimper, StraightAccents, GlossySoft Grip Embossing and Stylus SetHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Glue Dots, 3/8QuickStik

Imaginisce 6x6-inch Garden Party Paper Pad  ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderDistress Ink Pad, Vintage PhotoSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkStudio Artist Brushes

Paper:  White, Wild Wasabi, Imaginisce Garden Party   Accessories:  Poppy Stamps Small Madison Arched Window, Sitting Cat, Impression Obsession Twig Wreath, Border Duo 2, Crimper, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Stylus, Mat, Brush, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Glue Dots, QuickStik, Brush


September 26, 2012 Impression Obsession DT ”It’s All About Dies” Blog Hop Day 3

Good Friday morning. Welcome to day 3 of the Impression Obsession design team “It’s all about dies” blog hop. You will definitely want to check out the details on the Impression Obsession blog to find out how you can possibly win three new dies of your choice.

For my project today I used Impression Obsession House, Door and Windows, Border Duo 2, Fence Border, Fancy Tree 

You have probably noticed that I love creating house scenes on card fronts.  I also really love making Christmas house villages with lost of snow and the house die gave me the perfect starting point. I added walls, a roof,  lots of windows and a door and finished with a fence. I have added the house dimensions and instructions at the bottom of my post.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 7 center

The most fun part for me is adding all the festive decorations to the windows, door and fence.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 7 left

Adding the flower soft snow and the trees was the perfect way to complete the scene.KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 7 right

Here’s a little closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Birdhouse 7 close

Be sure to check out the Impression Obsession blog for the details on how you could win 3 new dies of your choice. And you will not want to miss out on all the wonderful projects the design team has prepared for you. Thanks for coming by.

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

House Section: x 2

Roof: 6” x 3.75” (pre border cut)

2 House Sides:  3.50” x 3.50” Score .50” on each side. Go over scored lines with bone folder, apply adhesive and attach to house front and back.

House Base: 4.50” x 3.50” Score .25” on all four sides.  Go over scored lines with bone folder. Cut 1/2 of each square corner off to create a tab. Apply adhesive to all tabs, turn up and attach to create the wall of the base.

Fence: Attach several fence sections together, apply adhesive to bottom and attach to base walls.

Trees: Cut 2 trees, cut one down the center from the top and one up the center from the bottom.  Slide the two pieces together to create the standing tree.  I cut the star and tree bottoms off to create the smaller sizes.

Impression Obsession Dies, HouseImpression Obsession Dies, Door & WindowImpression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 2Impression Obsession Dies, Fence BorderImpression Obsession Dies, Fancy TreeFiskars Paper Crimper, StraightFlower Soft, Polar White Product DetailsAccents, GlossyATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & Pink

Paper:  Red, White Olive, Black   Accessories:  Impression Obsession House, Door and Windows, Border Duo 2, Fence Border, Fancy Tree, Crimper, Flower Soft Polar White, MS Branch Punch, Satin, Glossy Accents, ATG, Big Shot,  


Impression Obsession DT ”It’s All About Dies” Blog Hop Day 2

Good Thursday morning.  Welcome to day 2 of the Impression Obsession design team “It’s all about dies” blog hop. You will definitely want to check out the details on the Impression Obsession blog to find out how you can possibly win three new dies of your choice.

My project today was made using Pine Branch, Birds and Border Duo 2 dies and the bird images from No Place Like Home.

This is a clean, simple and really fast and easy card to create. I lightly sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the branches to ad a more natural appearance. I sponged the birds lightly with Pumice Stone.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Branch 2 right
I die cut the borders and then die cut the frame opening.  I mounted the frame over the card base with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Branch 2 center

I attached the pine and bird with glossy accents and finished with a gingham multi loop bow. If you would like to know how I make my bows you can check out my ribbon tying video tutorial here.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Branch 2 left

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful creations made by our team.  We have all been having so much fun with the new dies.  Be sure and check on the Impression Obsession Blog for information on how you may win three new dies today.

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Impression Obsession Dies, BirdsImpression Obsession Cling Stamp Set, No Place Like HomeImpression Obsession Dies, Pine BranchImpression Obsession Dies, Border Duo 2Distress Ink Pad, Spun Sugar Accents, Glossy Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus SetHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Long Classic Rectangles LGGlue Dots, 3/8

Stamps:  No Place Like Home   Paper:  White, Olive    Ink:  Vintage Photo    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Birds, Pine Branch, Border Duo 2, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mounting Tape, Spellbinders Long Rectangle, Glue Dots


Impression Obsession DT ”It’s All About Dies” Blog Hop Day 1

Have you had a chance to see all the wonderful new Impression Obsession dies.  Oh, my goodness!  What fun I have been having creating projects for this three day design team blog hop. Do you love new toys?  I sure do!!!  Better yet I love to get them for free.  Check out the Impression Obsession blog to find out how you can win three new dies of your choice.

The IO design team is having three days of blog hop to show off wonderful ways to use the great dies.  My project today was made using Halloween Hill.

I made a fun Halloween tote, covered it with fun paper and decorated it all the way around with the Halloween Hill die cut cemetery scene. 

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Hill 2 left

I couldn’t resist filling it and surrounding it with classic candy for the photos.  I think candy corn has been around forever.  I remember it being one of my favorites.  Well….I don’t want to get carried away.  I meant one of my favorites that wasn’t chocolate.  Chocolate always trumped everything else.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Hill 2 right

Be sure to check out the Impression Obsession blog for the details on how you could win 3 new dies of your choice.  And you will not want to miss out on all the wonderful projects the design team has prepared for you. Thanks for coming by.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Impression Obsession Dies, Halloween Hill Accents, GlossySoft Grip Embossing and Stylus SetATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider

Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Black, Retired Making Memories Halloween Paper    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Halloween Hill, ATG, Glossy Accents, Tote Template, Stylus (for scoring the tote)