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March 2016

MFT Pierced Square Frames Blog Candy Winner

Good Thursday morning.  I am excited to announce the blog candy winner for the MFT Pierced Square Frames.  Congratulations to Ronnie for being the 60th comment chosen by Random.org.  I hope you enjoy using the frame dies as much as I do. Ronnie, please send me your address and I will get your gift right out in the mail to you.

60 [email protected] said... your cards are all so beautiful. You are amazingly talented, I love looking at your blog and the projects you create, thanks for sharing your talent with us all. Ronnie S.

Have a great day.


Sweet Farm Fresh Strawberries

Good Monday morning.  I have a fun “farm fresh” carton of strawberries to share with you today.   The sentiment is from the new Impression Obsession Farm Fresh clear stamp set and the background was made using the Gingham Cover-a-Card.  The carton of berries was made using the new Small StrawberriesTomato Carton and the strawberry blossoms and stems were made using the Tiny Flowers and Leaves and Stems and tucked in behind the Small Grass Border. The frame was made using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and was layered using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables with the frame opening made using the Nesting Card Templates.

KC Impression Obsession Small Strawberries 1 right

I started by placing my gingham stamp on my MISTI, applied the red ink and stamped my cardstock.  And let me just say here that the MISTI makes getting perfect image coverage with the large cover-a-card stamps a breeze.  Next I cut the scalloped layer, cut the frame opening in it with the nesting card template and attached it to the red frame with ATG adhesive.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think to cut the opening so it would create a 1/8” mat on the inner frame opening.  It would have added another pretty element.  Oh well….next time.  I attached the grass border to the back of the frame, applied thin strips to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  The sentiment was stamped using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I attached the sentiment to the red layer with ATG adhesive and used my new Perfect Layers Tool and craft knife to cut the 1/16” border.

KC Impression Obsession Small Strawberries 1 center

I cut and assembled several sets of berries and berry tops using glossy accents and attached them to the back of the carton using glossy accents. The carton was attached in behind the grass with mounting tape.  I attached tiny flowers to several stems and tucked them in behind the grass along with several strawberries. The little yellow flower centers were 1/16” punched circles and attached with glossy accents.  The sentiment was attached to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Small Strawberries 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the strawberries.  I love that the berries looks so real with the embossed seed pattern.

KC Impression Obsession Small Strawberries 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Happy Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

Good Sunday morning and Happy Easter. I have another bunny scene to share with you and today my bunnies are hunting eggs.  The bunny in the window has piled his egg stash up there with him and the other two bunnies are still on the egg hunt.  I love the soft colors of the Authentique Springtime designer paper and thought it was the perfect background for this whimsical scene.  I used the Impression Obsession Rabbit Set, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, and the eggs from the Girl with Easter Basket paired with the Art Impressions Window and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 right

I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the larger frame and attached it to the designer paper card base.  I applied double stick tape to the lower portion of the smaller frame, attached the grass borders, then attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the card base. I attached mounting tape to the back of the window and attached to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 center

I attached the tiny flowers and foliage to the necks of the three bunnies with glossy accents.  I attached one bunny in the window with a tiny piece of mounting tape.  I attached several eggs to a small piece of cardstock with glossy accents and attached it on the window ceil with a piece of mounting tape. I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and tucked them in behind the grass border.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 close

I arranged several eggs in the grass around the bunnies and attached with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Rabbit  Set 7 left

If you didn’t see my Bunnies in the Garden post yesterday you will want to bunny hop over and check out my Blog Candy offer.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Bunnies in the Garden and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  I love making bunny scene projects and just couldn’t help myself to make one for Easter.  I especially love the three bunnies in the Impression Obsession Bunny set.  My project today paired the bunnies with the newly released Impression Obsession Bouquet set, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Butterfly Set and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, and Leaves and Stems.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 right

The large frame was attached to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape. I applied double stick to the lower portion on the back of the scalloped frame, attached the Small Grass Border and then attached thin strips of mounting tape all the way around and attached to the card base. The bunnies were colored with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo applied with a mini applicator.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 center

I cut two sets of the green stems from the Bouquet set and sets of flowers in pink, yellow and purple.  I cut the bouquet stems into smaller sections and attached flowers to the stems with glossy accents. I tucked the flower stems in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents.  I cut a section of Grass Border and cut it into small sections to fill space in-between the flower stems and attached with glossy accents. The bunnies were attached in the scene with pieces of mounting tape.  I cut tiny leaves off of a stem from the Leaves and Stems set and attached to the necks of the bunnies and then attached a tiny 1/8” circle formed using the small tip of my stylus. The whole scene was bottom heavy with all the flowers and bunnies so I added a couple butterflies to the sky area and frame to draw the eye up.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 close

Here’s a closer scene to show the dimension off the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 2 left

I did a search on my blog this morning using the word bunny and was shocked at how many “bunny project posts” I have made over the years. There really aren’t many animals cuter than a bunny so they make a perfect image to use to make a cheery and sweet card.

Blog Candy  MFT Pierced Square Frames

pierced frame

Well…..I’ve done it again.  I have ordered a die set that I purchased just a few weeks ago.  I placed the MFT Pierced Square Frames on my wish list at Ellen’s and failed to take it off when I first ordered the set and reordered it again.  So my loss is your gain!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by 5:00 pm on Wednesday the 30th by 5:00 and you will be entered into the random drawing.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession Spring 2016 Die Blog Hop Day 2

Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Spring Die Blog Hop!  Our team has some beautiful projects to share and prizes to give away!  You can check out all the details on the Impression Obsession Blog.  Make sure you visit and comment on all the team posts for a chance to win.

I have two projects to share with you today.  My first project was made using the Butterfly Block and the second was made using the You Are Word Block

This is the third time I have made a card using the Butterfly Block. I am so intrigued by the intricate butterfly, flowers and leaves.  This time I cut it out using watercolor paper and colored it with bright colors using Distress Markers – Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade..

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 3 right

I carefully colored the different sections of the die cut with markers and then lightly washed them with my waterbrush to smooth out the colors. When I was finished I decided I wanted brighten all the colors so I to applied versa over the whole piece and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. All the bright colors took me back to the 60s and Flower Power.  I could just imagine this bright colorful design painted on the sides of a VW van!!! 

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 3 center

I decided I wanted to create a see thru window instead of layering over a solid background.  I cut an a white frame and cut a matching opening in the card base using my Nesting Rectangles die set. I applied double stick tape to the back of the butterfly block and attached it over the opening on the card base.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the white frame and attached it to the card base.  The photographs don’t really show the “see thru” to the inside of of the card very well.  When I give this to someone I’ll write my message on the back side of the card.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 3 left

I love the new Word Blocks in this new release.  They really make quite an impression and yet are so fast and easy to use.  The You Are Word Block can easily be used for both a masculine or feminine project but I thought the bright bold green against an all white background made a perfect “guy” card.  

KC Impression Obsession You Are Word Block 1 left

I applied a Stick It sheet on the back of my cardstock and cut the word block out twice.  I peeled the Stick It backing off the first word block and  attached it to a white layering piece of cardstock. The Stick It adhesive created a perfect bond for all the letters and held them perfectly in place on the cardstock.  I attached the second word block directly over the first to add more depth and dimension to the words.

KC Impression Obsession You Are Word Block 1 center

I attached the white word block layer to the green layer with strips of mounting tape.  I crimped a piece of green cardstock and attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive. I attached the layered word block to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession You Are Word Block 1 right

Here are few of my other Word Block and Butterfly Block projects.  Click on each picture to go to the blog post details.

KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 1 left KC Impression Obsession Butterfly Block 2 right

 KC Impression Obsession Good Wishes Word Block 1 right KC Impression Obsession Sympathy Word Block 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and  I hope you enjoy hopping to see all the beautiful design team projects.

Today’s Hop List:

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Karen Amidon

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size:  5.50” x 4.25”