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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Merry Christmas Slimline

 Hello my friends!

Card size:  4 1/4" X 9 3/4"

Cut card front using largest Slim Eyelet Rectangle from white and from gold, glue together off-set. Cut a layer of gold measuring 9 3/16” X 3 9/16”, glue it to white eyelet. Cut a layer of red decorative paper measuring 3 1/2" X 9 1/8”, glue to gold layer. Cut decorative frame of the Slim Elegant Rectangle from white then glue it to the red paper. Cut a card base measuring 3 11/16” X 9 1/8” then glue it to the back of card front.

Cut 2 Eyelet Diamonds 4 1/8” X 5 3/4" from white and from gold. Glue pairs together off-set. Cut 2 a little smaller diamond from a foam sheet to pop up diamond layers, glue to backs of pairs then glue them down onto card front centering (center will overlap each other by about 1”, points of diamonds hang over card sides about 1/4").  Cut red decorative diamonds to fit eyelet diamonds, glue to card.

Cut 3 more smaller eyelet diamonds 2 3/8” X 3 1/4" from white, 2 from gold plus 2 from foam sheet. Also cut 2 eyelet Diamonds from white 3 X 3 3/4". Run 2 of the smaller eyelet diamond through a cutting machine with an embossing folder then glue them onto the smaller gold eyelet diamonds, glue the foam under these 2 diamond sets, set aside.

Glue the 2 white medium size eyelet diamonds onto red diamond layers, now glue the foam-backed smaller eyelet diamond sets onto the card centering over medium white eyelet diamonds. Glue the last white small eyelet diamond to the center of card.

Stamp birds with holly twice using black, die cut 1 whole image then use bird only dies to cut the second image. Color separate birds then color holy and berries only on the whole image (it is good to color the outer edges of birds on this whole image with a dark color because it may show a little).

Round the bird only images then pop up with foam dots. Adhere them to the whole image over birds to match. Add Stickles to the berries. Then glue onto the card center leaving room for the sentiment.

Stamp Merry Christmas using Vermillion, die cut then die cut a gold layer. Glue together making a shadow of the gold layer. Glue sentiment to card center under the birds and holly.

Add gold half balls to card die cuts.

Optional: Add lots of glitter to card being careful not to get glue on the gold layers

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Luke 2:14-17

“Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[d]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Enjoy The Journey

 Hello there!

Totally loving this Hiking Boot and Outdoor Adventure stamp set!

Hiking and backpacking have been our lives for 40 years of marriage.  Every chance we got we went.  It is easy when you live just outside a National Park like Yosemite.

This card uses: DIE1217-T Lg Hiking Boot, CL1177 Outdoor Adventure, DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set, DIE988-V Scenic Bear

For this card I used DIE1217-T Lg, Hiking Boot, DIE782-YY 
My husband LOVES this card.  He is really in love with the red rock country of Utah and Arizona.

Team Blogs:
Robin Clendenning (me)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Christmas Lantern Slimline

 Hello Heartfelt friends!

Card size:  3 7/8 X 7 3/8”

Cut card base by folding white cardstock in half lengthwise, placing the outer die of the Slim Elegant Rectangle over the left fold letting it overhang fold by about 3/8”.  Cut a red decorative front repeating the same process. Then glue it to the card base.

Cut the decorative part of die from white and from gold, glue them together offset then cut away the center curves to match card base (the cut will be covered with ribbon or cord). Shorten the center die cut, cut 1 white and 1 gold, and glue together off-set.

Stamp lantern using black, die cut, color then pop up in the center of the card.

Stamp poinsettias using Vermillion, sponge with carnation, die cut then sponge edges with vermillion (and backs of blossoms as well). Glue 2 together then insert gold stamen.

Tie cord on if it hasn’t been done and make several loops of cord (like a bow) on the left side then hot glue in place. Hot glue flowers to the card around the lantern.

Add gold half-balls to the card.


Ephesians 2:1-5
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.[b] But[c] God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 

Monday, June 19, 2023

June I.O. Release Adventure

 Hello everyone! 

Here is a card that is fun for several occasions, Father's Day, birthday, graduation, retirement, etc. You get it!

Today I used the new DIE1217-T Large Hiking Boot Die, DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set, CL1177 Outdoor Adventures, and Basic 3 Browns Paper Pad

I used twine to lace the boots and a silver pen on the eyelets. I used a brown liner pen to ink the stitch lines on the boots.

Come along on our blog hop today!

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Friday, June 16, 2023

I.O. New Release June 2023 Crab-U-Lous Birthday!

 Welcome to the second day of Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during June release week (June 15th – 23rd) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize added to their order.

Don't miss out on this exciting event - visit the Impression Obsession Blog today to learn more and place your order!

My first card features Die1227-R Summer Cupcake Topper, CL1180 Crab Sayings, DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set, and DIE242-YY Rectangle 6 in 1 Frames

I used some texture paste with glitter to make the foamy shoreline.

I made this mini slimline card with CL1180 Crab Sayings and DIE1227-R Summer Cupcake Topper.  I also used IO DIE814-U Pinked Stitched Sentiment Banner, DIE1191-ZZ Stitched Slimline Layers, and DIE1192-Z Stitched Slimline Layers 2.

The background was created using a wave embossing folder and then inking with purple and blue.

Be sure to visit the team blogs to see what else is new from Impression Obsession!

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

New I.O. June Release Adventure Awaits


Welcome to the Hop!

Get ready for an exciting event this June! Join the Impression Obsession Team on June 15th and 16th as we unveil our latest clear stamp and die sets. The 2 sets you find on my blog here are only the beginning, check out my teammate's blogs to see more!  You can find a daily list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog through the event. Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during June release week (June 15th – 23rd) will be chosen and will have a special Impression Obsession prize added to their order.

Don't miss out on this exciting event - visit the Impression Obsession Blog today to learn more and place your order!

My first card features this so cute boot! I added dark brown ink to the stitches, silver to the eyelets, and twine as shoe laces.

The background has watered-down ink (because sometimes hiking the woods and streams can get dirty)
also, the edges of all layers are sponged with Walnut Stain ink.

My next card uses: IO CL1177 Outdoor Adventure, Basic 3 Browns Paper Pad, and

DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles.

Please be sure to visit the IO team blogs
See all the released stamps and dies today at I.O.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Wonderful Christmas Slimline


Card size:  4 X 9

Make a shaped card using the outer die of the Slim Gateway (see video: How to Create Decorative Shaped Cards for All Occasions - YouTube)  , also cut another front from blue decorative paper then glue it to the card base matching edges.

Cut the decorative part of the Slim Gateway from white and from gold, glue together off-set then fold back opening in the center, both sides.

Stamp the sentiment on white using Vermillion, die cut then pop up on a piece of white cut in a rectangle. Cut a gold mat as well.  Glue the sentiment to the center under open gate.

Stamp birds and holly using black then color, die cut. Add foam to the backs then adhere to card top and bottom.

Stamp poinsettias using Vermillion, sponge with Carnation, die cut then sponge edges with Vermillion, form. Glue 2 together staggering petals then insert gold stamen.  Glitter flowers then adhere to card with holly.

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Luke 2:6-12

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.[c]

The Shepherds and the Angels

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

When doing Christmas cards I always think of the birth of Christ, He is the reason we celebrate!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Just For You

Good morning crafty friends!
I have another vellum card to share this morning.
I saw the most fabulous lace somewhere and this vellum with white on top is the closest I could get to that look.

Card size:  4 7/8 X 6 7/8"


Make a shaped card with the outer die of the Simply Classic Rectangle Frame with Vellum, cut another vellum front using the same die.  Cut the inner decorative parts from white then glue to card front. Apply glue to the the back of vellum front just where white decorative die cuts are so that it doesn't show then adhere to the shaped card base matching bottom and side edges.

 Stamp sentiment on white using Cactus Flower then die cut with oval die.

 Stamp Iris on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Cactus Flower, die cut, ink edges, sponged centers with yellow. Shape in the mold then finish with the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Make flowers, insert stamen then add Flower Soft to "beards". 

 Use foam under sentiment then glue to center.  Shape flowers around sentiment.

 Add glitter on edges of flowers.

My next card uses the Floral Sentiments

Card size:  6 X 6”

Make a white 6 X 6 card base then cut a piece of decorative paper 5 7/8 X 5 7/8” to glue on the front. Next cut 1 white French Gate (2 halves) and 1 Gold Set then glue them together off-set.  Pop up each half to the card front.

Stamp the Special Floral Sentiment, die cut then die cut a piece of white with the Special Floral Sentiment die to replace the center to be plain with no sentiment. Color then pop up on top of French Gate.

Stamp Have an Amazing Day using Rose Madder then die cut.  Die cut a gold 1 too then glue under colored sentiment off-set (like a shadow). Pop up onto Special Floral “frame”.

Stamp poppies using Rose Madder then sponge and die cut.  Sponge the edges then form in mold. Make flowers gluing 2 blossoms together and insert green stamen.  Surround green stamen with yellow Prills, glitter flowers.

Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut sponge backs then form in mold. Gloss leaves with 3D Lacquer.  Cut Leafy Accent leaves apart then arrange flowers and leaves at the bottom left of front.

Add yellow Nuvo dots and peach color pearls to card front.

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Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.


Friday, June 2, 2023

Day 2 of the Red Rubber Release for June

Hello stamping buddies!

Second day of the Impression Obsession Team blog hop, here are some new projects with the June Limited Edition red rubber stamp set. You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.

Two lucky customers who place an Impression Obsession order during the Limited Edition Set release week (June 1st– 9th) will be chosen and will have a very special Impression Obsession prize package added to their orders!

My first card features this beautiful sleigh loaded with gifts.
You'll notice that I used some glitter pens on this card.

I used I.O. Limited Edition June 2023 Red Rubber Set and this I.O. dies: 
I continued with the traditional Christmas colors today as well.

My second card features the Santa going down the chimney scene, also part of this 

He has a sack full of gifts for all the children.
I.O. Dies include: DIE860-WW Large Frame and on the inside of this card I used: DIE975-V Cute Scalloped Rectangles
I used glitter on the snow, Liquid Applique for the fur and a bit of white gel pen for high lights.

Here is a list of the I.O. Designs for the hop:

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