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Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop Day 2

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Good Tuesday morning and welcome to day two of the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop!  We have some beautiful new dies to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!  You can find all the details and the design team participants on the Impression Obsession Blog . Visit our IO Design Team’s blogs and comment for a chance to win one of THREE $25 Gift Certificates!

KC Impression Obsession Spider Trio 1 Combined

Our theme today is Halloween and I had fun making projects that aren’t really too spooky.  Well…unless you’re scared to death of spiders. LOL!  My large card was made using the new  Spider Trio, Spider Web Background and the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame, cut a small portion off the Spider Web Background so it would fit and attached it to the frame.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  All three spiders were attached to the card base with doubled pieces of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Spider Trio 1 right

The small 3” X 3” card was made using the new Bat with Sign and All-in-One Frames Squares.  The bat, sign and frame were all attached to the card base with mounting tape.  Fun, fast and easy and perfect to put in with a special Halloween treat.

KC Impression Obsession Bat with Sign 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the team projects along the hop.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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Halloween Cutouts and Ellen’s Save on Stamps Sale

Good Friday morning.  I have a fast and easy Halloween project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Halloween Cutout Circles.  The individual circle die cuts are the perfect size to use on small gift cards or tags for trick or treaters but since I hadn’t cut mine apart yet I thought they would be cute used all together on a card front.

KC Impression Obsession Halloween Cutout Circles 1 left

I placed the group of dies on the on the orange cardstock and ran through my Big Shot Express.  I applied versa to the cutout cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I applied versa to the top and bottom edge of the card base and embossed it to match the cutout layer.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the cutout layer and attached it to the black panel. I applied ATG adhesive to the black layer and attached  to the card base. The upside to clear embossing the orange cardstock is that it added shine and interest.  The down side is that it was terribly hard to get a good picture. This one image is the only one that didn’t look to be almost Christmas red.  LOL!

Ellen Hutson is holding a 20% off sale on all in-stock stamps.  Just use the saveonstamps coupon code at check out.  Click here or on the ad below for more details

 Stamp Sale

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Friday.  Woo Hoo!  It’s almost the weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Design Team “Trick or Treat” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Trick or Treat” design team challenge.  My project today was made using the fairy silhouette from the Trick or Treaters set paired with the Tree Frame, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Sun and Moon and the Trick or Treat sentiment.  The large moon was cut using the Nesting Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Trick or Treaters 1 right

I started by trimming the Tree Frame to fit with the rectangle frame and attached them together using double stick tape. I applied mounting tape to the back of the frames and tree trunk and attached it to the card base. The little fairy was placed on the card base with mounting tape and the sentiment was applied with rolled up 1/8” double stick tape.

rolled double stick tape 1

rolled double stick tape 2

I wanted all the images to be in black but wanted to add a little bit of sparkle for interest. I cut a circle about 1 1/4” and several stars in black and applied black Wink of Stella, allowed them to dry and attached them to the card base in behind the tree branches with glossy accents.  Although the fairy has a tiny star on the end of her wand I attached one of the larger stars over it to make it more visible. I think the fairy trick or treater is so cute and makes a fun and non spooky Halloween card.

KC Impression Obsession Trick or Treaters 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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Have a Joyous Holiday

Good Tuesday morning.  I am off work this week on a staycation and hope to have lots of time playing in my craft room.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.  I pulled out my new Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes stamp set and Vintage Wishes Frame Cuts die set to try my hand at creating a snowy snowman scene with soft colors. By the way Ellen Hutson is having a 10% discount on all in-stock Hero Arts this week.  There are so many new holiday items.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 2 right

I die cut three plain trees in green, stamped them with the matching tree images using versa and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The stamps don’t quite cover the cut tree so I lightly rubbed the edges of the trees over the versa pad and then embossed with white powder. I sponged a soft sky background and then stamped the snowy frame image from the set and embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut the whole snow framed layer out using my deckle scissors and then attached to a pink layer cut using deckle scissors.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 2 center

I stamped the snowman with black versafine and embossed with black embossing powder, cut him out and attached him in the scene with mounting tape.  The trees were attached around the snowman with mounting tape.  I cut the frame using Nesting Card Templates then cut the outside of the frame with deckle scissors to match the scene layer.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape and attached the frame to the card base.  The scene layer was attached to the card base with mounting tape.  I wanted to use one of the sentiments from the set but then suffered long and hard trying to figure out where to place it.  LOL!  I finally decided to set it in the sky area of the scene.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 2 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”