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Friday, July 28, 2023

Impression Obsession Just Bee-Cause

Hello friends! 

Just Bee-cause I love you or just Bee-cause of no reason at all, this is a fun card to make and send.

I used the DIE1144-R Skeletal Structure to make a stencil for the bee background.  I stenciled on top of the PP048 Vintage Letters paper using Wild Honey Oxide Ink. I cut up the stencil I made and used parts of it on the corners of the card.  On the stenciled background, I stamped the large bee and bee sentiment from CL1239 Just Bee-Cause, using Versafine Claire black (it stamps nicely over Oxide Ink). I then cut it out with DIE837-YY Wacky Stitched Circles along with a black mat from the same dies.

On my next card, I used some of the same stenciled background paper and then stamped it with 3 bees from CL1239 Just Bee-Cause.
I used DIE975-V Cute Scalloped Rectangles to cut the bees out and then used the same die on black for the frame.  I then used 1 of the smaller rectangles to cut out the sentiment.
I was able to use some of the inner parts of the Skeletal Structure as embellishments.

Thanks for popping by!  Go get crafty!

Ephesians 4
...walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Slim Ornament Line Up

Good morning crafty friends!

Card size:  3 1/2" X 8 1/2"

Cut white slim card to measure 3 1/2 X 8 1/2" when folded, (7 X 8 1/2 piece). Die cut a piece of red decorative paper with the largest Slim Eyelet Rectangle then glue to the card.

Die cut green decorative paper and red decorative paper with Slim Basic 2 5/8 X 6 3/4" then cut gold Slim Eyelet to the mat. Cut another piece of gold the size of the green and the red. Glue the red decorative paper onto the gold eyelet panel. Die cut the green piece and the gold piece with the Curvy Decorative, glue them together off-set then pop up onto the red panel.

Stamp ornament line, holly, and berries X 4-5 and sentiment on white using embossing ink, heat emboss with gold powder.  Die cut, color, and add gold glitter pen.

Stamp greenery 5-6 times on dark green decorative paper using English Ivy, die cut and cut apart in some places. Arrange holly, greenery, and ornaments on the card.

Stamp 2 smallest poinsettia on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Vermillion, sponge with Carnation Red, die cut, sponge edges again plus back sides then form in the shaping mold.  Glue the 2 together then insert gold stamen. Glitter.

Attach poinsettia to the arrangement at the top left corner.

Cut a gold mat for the sentiment with the sentiment die, glue the sentiment on top then pop it up in the right lower corner.  Add 3 gold half balls onto the right side.


It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.


Monday, July 24, 2023

Buzzin By

Hello friends,
Today is team favorites day.
I'm not really sure which set is my favorite but for today
I am going with these cute bees!
Sort of reminds me of Wednesday Addams as well if you've seen that Netflix limited series.

So, this first card has lots of texture, starting with the pink corrugated stock, multiple layers, and then pearl trails.

Thanks for visiting today!



Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Theme Day

 Hello friends,

Since our Red Rubber release was Christmas, I thought I'd stick with Christmas for Theme Day!

Here is a new July Release, both the stencils and the stamps!
The 2 stencils are meant to go together (Sten021-A2 Dancing Poinsettias) but they don't have to, 
they are 2 separate stencils.
I did 1 in gold metallic ink and 1 in red.
I stamped the poinsettias CL1256 Poinsettia Prayer (3 separate flowers in the set), on heavy vellum. then colored from behind.
I used some gold glitter pen on top for the stamen and a bit of outline.

Visit my Design Team sisters for more inspiration!

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I also used embossing folders and red pearls.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Slim Merry Christmas


Good morning friends!

Card size:  3 3/4" X 8 1/2"

Cut a slimline card using white cardstock measuring 7 1/2" X 8 1/2", score lengthwise then fold in half using a bone folder to get a good crease.

Cut a red decorative paper panel measuring 3 3/4 X 8 1/2", a green decorative paper panel 3 3/8 X 8, and a gold panel 3 1/8 X 7 7/8”.  Glue these to the card front by size, centering each with the other.

Cut the Slim Lattice oval from gold and from white.  Glue together, gold on top, slightly off-set then glue onto the gold panel on the card front.

Stamp, emboss, and die cut large ornament using gold powder and embossing ink on Gold Luxe (including inset lattice die). Die cut the lattice inset of the large ornament 2 more times, once from red decorative paper and once from green decorative paper. Save pieces to inlay them into the large gold ornament.  Die cut a large ornament again from white (or any color from the card) without using the lattice inset so that ornament is solid. Glue gold embossed ornament to white then use the red and green pieces to fill in the lattice openings. 

Pop the ornament up on the card using 2 layers of foam.  Glue tiny gold balls to intersecting areas of the ornament and as desired to get the look you like.  Glue a multi-loop gold thread bow to the top of the ornament.

Cut a red oval 2 3/4" in length and a green oval 2 1/2" in length, glue them together then glue them to the bottom of the slim line card.

Stamp and emboss the sentiment onto gold then die cut and glue it to the oval stack.

Add slightly larger gold balls to the corners of the card and tiny gold balls to lattice oval slimline die cut as desired.

Thanks for visiting today!


But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Sunday, July 16, 2023

July Release Day 2 Good Vibes

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to day 2 of the July Release Hop!

From July 15th to 16th, the Impression Obsession Team will showcase new projects featuring their latest clear stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs. You can check out the Impression Obsession Blog for a daily list of participants during the event. As a bonus, two fortunate customers who purchase from Impression Obsession during the July release week (July 15th to 23rd) will receive an exclusive prize package alongside their orders.

Find lots of ideas by visiting each Design Team Blog below.

These Sea birds are so fun!

My first card 

Great catch!
This pelican has it all together!

Thanks for visiting!
Visit all the Design Team blogs to see many wonderful new products and ideas!


Saturday, July 15, 2023

July Release Day 1 Holiday Fishes

Welcome to the July Release Hop!

From July 15th to 16th, the Impression Obsession Team will showcase new projects featuring their latest clear stamps, dies, stencils, and paper packs. You can check out the Impression Obsession Blog for a daily list of participants during the event. As a bonus, two fortunate customers who purchase from Impression Obsession during the July release week (July 15th to 23rd) will receive an exclusive prize package alongside their orders.

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My first card features a darling fish with a Santa hat.  He is just too cute!

Splatter embossing folder, Liquid Applique, Diamond Glaze

My next card features this darling holiday fish as well.

Ribbon, pearl halves, plastic net from cheese, embossing folder splatter, embossing ink, Liquid Applique, Diamond Glaze

My final card features the all-new Christmas dies and paper pad as well as the beautiful poinsettias that are so versatile during the holidays. 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you will visit each blog for more ideas!

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Holiday Ornaments Debut

 Good morning crafty friends!

Card size:  5 X 6 3/4"

Make a decorative shaped card following the instructions in Emma Lou’s video here (How to Create Decorative Shaped Cards for All Occasions (

Cut a front using the same outer die of the Royal Elegance Frames from lavender decorative paper (the paper used for this sample is from the Iris Garden Collection).  Also, cut an oval from the Royal Elegance set from the same lavender paper, and set it aside. Glue the lavender card front to the shaped card matching edges.

Cut the decorative frame and decorative oval from white and from silver cardstock, use the oval to cut the center from the decorative silver oval die cut, and glue each set together slightly off-set.  Glue the lavender oval to the decorative oval set, add foam to the underside then set aside.

Use foam strips to adhere the silver and white frame to the card front then adhere the decorative oval stack on top, centered.

Stamp poinsettias on Deluxe Flower Shaping Cardstock using silver ink (you can choose to emboss if you don’t mind getting some embossing in the mold). Shape flowers and holly in mold then finish on a mat using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Insert pearl silver stamen and glitter petals. Add flowers and leaves to the card from the top left and bottom right and insert some beaded silver stamen into the arrangements.

Stamp the ornaments using black, die cut, add silver sparkle pen, add glitter, punch 1/8” holes to insert some silver thread at the tops.  Glue and/or pop-up ornaments to center lavender oval.

Stamp sentiment using VersaMark then emboss with silver and heat set.  Die cut then add to card at the bottom of ornaments.

Add lacquer to ornaments and holly leaves as desired.

My next card is a shaped easel card.

Card size:  6 X 6

Make a shaped Simple Centerpiece card base (see video: How to Create Shaped Elegant Centerpiece Cards the EZ Way (  Score the front of the card at its center to parallel the center of the card fold, fold downward toward the card center.  Cut another front for the card from white cardstock and also from plaid decorative paper times 2 (1 for the inside card).  Add glue to the bottom half of the card base front then glue the new card front to the base making sure all sides are matched, this forms your easel.  Glue 1 plaid die cut onto the front. Glue the other plaid piece to the inside of the card (be sure to avoid the score line for a good fold).

Use 2 Centerpiece dies together to create gold frames or borders. Two sizes for the front (6” and 4” by 1/2” thickness each) and 3 sizes for the inside (5 3/8”, 4”, and 2 1/2" by 1/2" thickness).  For the card front, glue the outside gold border to the card then pop up the inner gold frame.  Glue a piece of red decorative paper to the inside of the frame.  Inside the card, glue both of the larger gold borders down and add a red center to the smaller die border.

Stamp the sentiment using Vermillion onto white, die cut to fit the smallest gold frame/border then glue it to the gold.  Pop up the sentiment/border to the lower part of the card inside to act like a stop for the easel. Glitter front and inside of the card.

Stamp ornaments using embossing ink of choice (VersaMark used here).  Sprinkle with gold powder then heat to emboss.  Color ornaments with green and red then add gold glitter pen to ornaments.  Glue and/or pop-up ornaments to center red. Add gold thread to ornament tops.

Stamp greenery using Library Green on green decorative paper, die cut then add to card front on top of ornaments, red stamen, and gold ribbon. Save 1 piece of greenery for the inside of the card.

Stamp poinsettia using Vermillion on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, sponge with Carnation Red, die cut, form in shaping mold then glue 2 together to form a flower.  Insert gold stamen.  Glue flower, red stamen, greenery, and gold ribbon to the inside raised sentiment on the left side.  Glitter flower.

Thanks for visiting today!
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Impression Obsession Product Focus

Hello friends!
Today Is Product Focus Monday so my card features DIE780-YY Sunset on a Horse

I used a background that I sprayed with Oxide Spray Inks and set aside to dry. I thought the Cover A Card Stamp, Crackle, was perfect for a desert scene.
To me he looks like he is thinking about his sweetheart at home.

Head over to Impression Obsession where you can find a whole lot of dies on sale now!!

Get more ideas by visiting Impression Obsession's Design Team member below.

Thanks for dropping by today! Go get crafty!