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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Fun


 I had some fun stamping on a small candle. 
This stamp was absolutely perfect as you will see in the next picture! 
I stamped E797 Hanging Flip flops onto tissue paper.
I colored the image with Distress Markers. 
Then I heated the tissue paper onto a small votive candle. 
It is perfect in the holder below:




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lollipop Flowers

Hello! Leah here today and I am sharing a project with you that isn't a card or tag :) The theme is something summery and to me when the weather finally warms up where I live my garden is the first thing on my mind. So this fun little project is what I came up with!


Looking through my Great Impressions Stamps I knew this adorable Watering Can of Flowers (D362) was the perfect image to use! I cut a cake pop or lollipop holder using my Silhouette and made some flower lollipops to go along with my watering can image. I colored the image with Copics and added the sweet Flitting Butterflies (A32) to my panel. I then used a paper piercer  to pierce holes all the way around my panel and hand stitched the boarder with some embroidery floss. I hope you enjoy my summery project! I can tell you my daughter loved it and after the lollipops were eaten the holder and flowers now live with her :) Have a beautiful day!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Summertime Fun with Bubbles

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a tag with you!

I am so excited that we are switching things up one week a month!
I love creating 3D projects with stamps!!

So with this week's "End of Summer Creations" in mind, I decided to alter a jar I have had sitting on my shelf for awhile!
My kids love blowing bubbles in summer, myself included!!

So I first created a label using the Summertime Flowers (F269) image and adhered it to the jar!

Then added some bubbles!!

How fun!

More details on my personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

No Card/Tag Week!

Hi, friends!  We're starting something NEW here at Great Impressions!  Until further notice, we're going to be sharing ideas that are NOT cards or tags one week of each month unless it's the holiday season.  We can't wait to share our ideas with you!  This week, the team has a bunch of "End of Summer" creations to share with you, so make sure to hop by each day to see what they've got for you!  ALSO, please come and join in our monthly challenge--ANIMAL FRIENDS!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

GREAT IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION SATURDAY

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store! It is the third Saturday in July, so you have plenty of time to play in our July Challenge: Animal Friends! Here is my little bit of inspiration for you today!



Please stop by my blog to get all of the details about this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions. Be sure to check out the current monthly challenge and don’t forget to link your GI creations at our CUSTOMER GALLERY!
One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fun!

Hello Everybody!

Happy Friday!  Katy here, and I am excited to show you this Thank You card.



For the collage I stamped it and used black embossing powder.  Then I brushed on various inks.  For the stamp with the lady I restamped the image with just black ink.  I inked the stamp and then turned it into an "epoxy sticker."  I used pop dots underneath it.  

The simple elegance swirl and background are on the middle panel.  I love both of these stamps so much!  Lastly, I stamped the thank you part of the Tags stamp and cut out the words.  I used a pen to draw a square around each word.  Then I adhered the words to the clear tag.

For more details on how I made this card you can check out my blog here.

Our challenge is still going on!  The challenge this month is Animals.  Go here to link up!  

And remember that you can check out our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards for even more inspiration!



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friendship: To Be Oneself

Hi, friends!  It's time for another post using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have a card made with some of our NEWEST stamps and some bling I forgot I had in my stash!  I went for a blue and gray color combo to match the bling I re-found. ;)  Come and take a peek!


Here's my card~
More details on my personal blog HERE.


I stamped the flower image a few times and then the sentiment on top.  I then added the bling flowers and held them in place with liquid pearls.  I also added some glossy accents to the circular parts of the sentiment.  I LOVE it.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at this card!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


Today I have F582 Potted Puppy from Great Impressions. I spotted him up using copic markers. 
I used some dies to layer my image. 
Then I added the sentiment You're Special from the  
 This is my go to stamp set, love it!
Then I added some twine and a wooden star for accents!
Don't forget our monthly challenge here!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sweet Little Girl

Hello stamping friends! Leah here and I have a card to share with you using some wonderful Great Impressions images. When I found this stamp I just had to have it as it reminds me so much of my little girl. I am amazed each day by her and she really is a miracle.


This sweet image is called Little Girl in Springtime (F466) and she was so much fun to color. I used Copics for my coloring. I also just adore this sentiment which is called Roots of Hope (C289). I added some rolled felt flowers and die cut foliage along with pearls and stitching. I hope to live that way each day! Have a beautiful creative day.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Floating By

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a card with you!

I think the new Up Up and Away (H256) is such a cute/super fun stamp!
Perfect for those everyday projects!

I also used the new Just Floating (E648) sentiment!
I decided to break it up into 3 different pieces to make the sentiment kind of float around the image!

More details on my personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Inspiration Saturday With Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store! It is the second Saturday in July, so you have plenty of time to play in our July Challenge: Animal Friends! OK here is my card. Hopefully it will inspire you to enter your own creation in our challenge!




(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (If Only I Had Wings - C364, Watercolor Flowers - H255); Dies: Spellbinders; DSP: Wild Rose Studio (Annabelle’s Garden)
Please visit my blog to get all of the details about this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions. Be sure to check out the current monthly challenge and don’t forget to link your GI creations at our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Fun!

Hello Everybody!

Katy here and I am so excited to share with you this card featuring this cute little hedgehog taking a nap!  You can find this cutie and more in the Great Impressions Online Store.


For this card I used F557 Snoozing Hedgehog and B213 Happy Summer Days!  

I used Copic markers to color this cute little hedgehog-and I outlined his hair with a brown Copic.  I used light modeling paste and a sunburst stencil on the orange panel with the hedgehog and sentiment.  The bright colors and sunburst all say summer to me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to link up with our challenge-Animals!  If you are looking for more project ideas you can check us out at Pinterest and on Facebook!  And if you use Great Impressions Stamps be sure to link up to our Customer Gallery!  There are prizes to be won. :)



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sweet Day


Hi, friends!  It's time for another post using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have a card made with some of our NEWEST stamps and I just adore the way this CAS creation turned out!


Here's my card~
More details on my personal blog HERE.


This butterfly image is just SO perfect--I love all the little flowers it's made up of!  The only thing I accented them with was a few liquid pearl dots.  The sentiment screams blackboard so I decided to do white embossing on deep gray to kind of go along with that feel.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at this card!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

Today's card features some new stamps from Great Impressions.
 Isn't this hot air balloon fun?
I colored this stamp with copics and neatly trimmed it out to pop it up on foam dots. 
I used a cloud stencil to create the background. 
Then I added the sentiment E648 Just Floating below the balloon so it looks like it is floating by.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lovely Lady

Hello Great Impressions friends! Leah from Paper Blossoms here and I am thrilled to be here with my first official design team card. Great Impressions carries a wide variety of stamps and when I found this one I fell in love with the timeless elegance and romantic feel of the image. I was so excited to color it!


I colored this gorgeous stamp called Lady in Love (G189) with Copics.  I debated about what color to make her dress and blue just seemed soft and romantic :)  I decided to leave off a sentiment and let the image do all the talking. I wanted a really ornate background for her so I used my Silhouette to cut an intricate background layer. I added some machine sewing and added a bit of the same blue in her dress to my flower embellishment. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Birdie Swining

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share an adorable card with you!

Are you ready?!

I just love this month's new stamps, especially the adorable Birdie Swinging (F584) stamp!

Check out this fun card I created:
I just love it!
I used the My Friend (B181) sentiment, as well as using the new Flitting Butterflies (A32) to add around the sentiment!


More details on my personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!
This month is all about ANIMAL FRIENDS!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

July Challenge: Animal Friends

Hi, friends!  Welcome to another monthly challenge here at Great Impressions!  Don't forget to  to link up all your Great Impressions creations in the CUSTOMER GALLERY, too!

Before we get started, we've got some winners to announce!

The four random winners
of OWH Sets from the store are~

#2 The Crafty Nurse

#12 Jodie H.

#16 Lee Mae

#20 Marsha D.

Congratulations!  Please email Mynn at 
onastampage@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
(FYI: Mynn is not able to return emails until after July 7th.)

Our Top 3 are~



Congratulations!  Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
You've made a "GREAT IMPRESSION" on us!

And now, let's get to our July challenge!

Here's the challenge~

And the prize you could win~
A $20 shopping spree to Great Impressions!

Here's some inspiration from the DT~

Using G486 Birdies on a Swing and E794 A Friend.

Using F189 Nicest Perks and F483 Foxy.

Using G396 Rocking Giraffe.

Using F584 Birdie Swinging and E842 Happy Day.

Using E428 Solid Peacock.

Using F583 Foxy and C466 What Does.

Our DT would love to hear what you think!
Give them a visit and leave a little comment love. :)


If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using keyword GISMC0714 in the title and then link it up below so we can find you and leave a little comment love. If you don't have a blog OR a Splitcoaststampers gallery, send your creation to Mynn at onastampage@yahoo.com and she will enter it for you!

As a bonus, if you use our stamps leave us a comment 
on this post telling us, you will have a double chance
of winning the prize package we are offering this month!


To view all of our challenge rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above.  HUGS and happy stamping to all of you out there! :)

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

INSPIRATION SATURDAY WITH ELLEN

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store! It is the first Saturday in July, and our challenge starts tomorrow, so I am here to get you ready for the challenge!

OK now for my card!!!!




(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Sun and Clouds – G461, Simple Life – A140); Dies: Spellbinders; DSP: DCWV (Fashion District)

Please hop over to my blog to read more about this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions. Be sure to check out the current monthly challenge TOMORROW and don’t forget to link your GI creations at our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday Fun

Hello Friends!

Katy here and there are so many exciting things going on today!  First let me wish all of our U.S. fans a Happy July 4th!

Second, we are changing how we do the tutorials.  There will be a new tutorial at the beginning of each month from a different Design Team Member.

So today it is my turn to show you a tutorial-how to make dryer sheet flowers.  First let me show you my card using Great Impressions Stamps:



The butterfly stamp that I used has three butterflies so I fussy cut the one I wanted and glued down his body.  This left the wings to kind of bend upwards to make him look like he's fluttering.

The sentiment is from the Tags stamp which I also cut out.  I used a tooth pick that I added some extra brown ink for the flag.

The Simple Elegance stamp is the red embossed swirls on the paper with the text.  This is one of my favorite stamps!

The Rose stamp is the text in the background.  I embossed the stamp image with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  Then I used distress inks to bring out the text.


Now it's time to make the flower!  

Supplies:  2 or more used dryer sheets
                Flower Die Cut (I don't know if the framelets will cut through the dryer sheet)
                Color mist-I used Dylusions and Heidi Swapp
                Brad 
                Button for middle
                Crop-a-dile

The flower is made out of a couple of used dryer sheets and this die cut.  Finally, laundry is fun!  OK maybe not! ;)  If you don't have a die cut machine you can cut and layer circles for a different looking flower.


After your flowers are cut, mist them.  I used a blue and a red.  Let the mist dry.  

I have a spray box that I use, but I always put tissue paper, cardstock, or wax paper underneath so it catches the overflow.  Then you have cool misted paper for another project.



Then I stack the flower on top of each other until I like my flower.  I used a Crop-a-dile to make the hole through all of the layers and put on the brad.  This way I could move my flower around to figure out where I like it.  Then I realized I didn't like the brad so I glued a button on top of the brad.  The brad can be optional.  

Here's a close up of my card.  



Thank you for stopping by!  And remember for more cool tutorials check us out on Pinterest and for more daily inspiration check out our Facebook Page!








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