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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Little Elephant

Today I have a sweet baby card to share with you. When I saw this image in the Great Impressions store I just fell in love with it. Isn't the sweetest little elephant? 


I started by stamping my image F548 Elephant with Kite onto watercolor paper. I then watercolored the image and added in some flowers and grass as well as sky. I think this image would also make a lovely thinking of you card. 

 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 


Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sweet Sundae

Hi, all!  Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was good and that you're ready for a new week to start! :)  I've got another card today that uses som super fun stamps from the Great Impressions store.  Come and take a look...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

The first thing I did to make this card was to stamp the image, E539 Sundae, and colored it in with Spectrum Noir markers.  I then added some Stickles for added shine.  This was fussy cut and added to a focal panel.

The sentiment is only part of B186 You're So Sweet.  I stamped just the "sweet" part and punched it out.  This was layered onto another oval and then added to the card with a button and silver elastic cording bow tied to yellow crocheted trim.

The focal panel was then added to a card base layered with matching patterned paper, glitter paper, a doily, and some more trims on the top.

I think the final card looks pretty sweet. :)  I do love a good pun, so this is going to be a Valentine card that is sent out to someone...sweet! ;)

That's all for me today!  I'll be back next Monday with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you hop over and join in our monthly challenge!  Until next week, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Valentine Wraps

Hi, everyone, and happy Saturday to you all!  Gotta love a weekend, right?


Today, I'm here to share another creation made with stamps from the Great Impressions store.  This week, the Great Impressions Design Team has been featuring fun ideas for making treat holders and wraps.  If you haven't seen what the other DT members created, go back to Monday, and take a look at the week of posts...
you will be SO inspired!

Here's what I created:




I had this ever-so-sweet Great Impressions Stamp, D363 Hanging Candy Hearts, and the sentiment, D364 Happy Valentines and Flowers, and just knew a wrap for candy 'conversation hearts' was in the works!  Those of you that know me, know that I love a good 'box' challenge.  Give me something odd sized, and I'll make a box for that item.


Here's how I created this box:






Once your box is completed, adhere the sides.  Then fold the first three flaps in.  Once you have the box the way you want it, fold up and adhere the fourth flap.

This box is the perfect little holder for two boxes of Sweethearts candy hearts.  If you wanted a different treat, you could fill this box with hugs and kisses, hard candies, etc. This box could also be used to tuck in a bracelet, some handmade gift tags....the possibilities are endless!  You can also experiment with different heights and widths!


Well, that's it for today!  I'll be back next Saturday, with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge....'Snow Friends'...there's still time to enter!



Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ellen’s Fanciful Friday

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! It is the fourth Friday in January and time for my Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

This week we have a special theme: Valentine Candy Wrap! Here is what I came up with:


OK! I had so much fun, I had to do two of these! If you want all of the details and to see all of the close up pictures, please visit my blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.

Be sure to come check out our current challenge

If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kisses Packaging with Kendra

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share my Valentine Candy Packaging!
What a fun week this is, with all the lovely packaging being posted!!

Today I am sharing 3 packages I created, that hold Hersey Kisses inside!

I used the B188 I Luv You stamp for my sentiment on all three packages.
On the two back packages, I stamped the H172 Swirls of Hearts on patterned paper, to add some extra pattern.   A nice added touch!!

You can check out my project 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 sweet day!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

Today I have a candy pouch filled with red M & Ms ready for Valentine's Day!
I used a ready made plastic pouch and wrapped it with some Valentine's paper.
 I die cut a heart and a scalloped edge heart. 
 I stamped the sentiment D474 Happy Valentine's Day unto the heart and embossed it with white embossing powder.
 I added some twine and enamel hearts for embellishments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine Treat Boxes

Hello! This week at Great Impressions we are showing you fun and different ideas for making your own Valentine wraps. I decided to make some cute little pillow boxes, one for each of my kiddos.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut my pillow boxes and then stamped the E845 Twirly Background Sm. all over it, making each one a different color. I then stamped F583 Foxy onto watercolor paper, masked the fox and stamped some of the F599 Buttercup Flowers. I then watercolored each image. To finish my little boxes I added a tiny tag and hand wrote I (heart) U. 

 Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 


Have a wonderful day!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Valentine Tin

Hi, all!  Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was good and that you're ready for a new week to start! :)  I've got another creation today that uses a beautiful sentiment stamp from the Great Impressions store.  Come and take a look...

More details on my personal blog HERE.

We're featuring Valentine treat holder ideas this week and this one was actually pretty quick and easy to make!  I started by adding some patterned paper to the little tin.  I then added a strip of punched black cardstock and some red rhinestones.  I stamped and heat embossed E330 Valentine on some polka dotted patterned paper and added that to the tin.  Some sequin trim and a red heart rhinestone were added for more shine and whimsy.

I then added a bow to the handle of the tin.  This fun pink sparkly polka dotted ribbon seemed the perfect choice.  The ends were trimmed like banners to add more of a finished look to the bow.

The completed project is the perfect little holder for some treats.  You could throw some Kisses into it or even some chocolate squares.  If candy isn't for your Valentine, a bracelet or some small cards could also be tucked inside instead!  What do you think of the final project?

That's all for me today!  I'll be back next Monday with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge.  Until next week, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just the two of us...

It's another weekend - happy Saturday, everyone!

With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the Great Impressions 'Heart' stamps.

Today's card uses 'The Two of Us - C395, and 'Love Chicks' - B189.


How'd I do this?
1. Draw pencil lines lightly across the 5" x 5" piece of cardstock.
2. Lightly pencil around the red scalloped circle mat, for placement of sentiments.
3. Using Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the sentiment on each line.
4. Color the image, and add a dash of color to each sentiment's 'heart'.
5. Adhere the image to the red scalloped circle mat.
6. Mat the focal panel with black and red, and adhere to the 5.5" x 5.5" card base
7. Adhere the image to card front, using dimensional foam.

Easy, peasy!  Give it a try!  We'd love to see which stamps you use for
'whatever this technique is'!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back next Saturday to share
another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions Store!  Be sure to
check back here at the blog each day for loads of inspiration!  There's still time
to enter our monthly challenge 'Snow Friends', HERE - can't wait to see your creations!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ellen’s Fanciful Friday

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! It is the third Friday in January and time for my Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store!




Have you checked out my blog? Please do drop by to get all of the details on this card!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.


Be sure to come check out our current challenge

If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Duckin' In with Kendra

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

Occasionally in summer I love to send my kids cards to the cabin, so when we are there they get some mail!  It's those "little" things that mean so much!

So when I seen the new E856 Hello Louie I knew it was a must have for a card for my son!!

I also used the fun new B242 Duckin' In sentiment!

Perfect to put a smile on a kid or even an adult!!

You can check out my project 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 sweet day!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


I just love the new cow stamps from Great Impressions. 
Here I have F596 Two Cup Cow
I stamped the image with black ink and did a bit of copic coloring. 
I added the sentiment D491 Some Mornings
Yes, some mornings it is going to be More than a Two Cup Day!
Be sure to join us for our monthly challenge: Snow Friends!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Little Hello

I don't know about you but pretty much right after Christmas I am ready for spring. Though the weather won't comply to that I am happy that I can stamp spring as much as I want during the year :)


I started by stamping the pretty F599 Buttercup Flower image all over my panel. I then colored with Copics not worrying about blending or shading. After all the flowers were colored I outlined each of them with a light blue/aqua Copic marker. For my birdcage I used the G514 Bird Cage with Flowers image, colored it with Copics and trimmed it out. My sentiment, B151 A Little Hello was embossed in white. 

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 


Have a wonderful day!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Chin Up, Buttercup!

Hi, all!  Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was good and that you're ready for a new week to start! :)  I've got another card today that uses some NEW stamps from the Great Impressions store.  Come and take a gander...

Details on my personal blog HERE.

When I first saw this image and the sentiment that matched it, I fell in love!  I started by stamping the image, F599 Buttercup Flowers, onto some patterned paper.  I then stamped the sentiment, E855 Chin Up Buttercup, below the image.  I colored these two things in with glitter gel pen.

I then decided that the image needed to be more prominent.  I decided to do a little spotlighting.  I stamped the image again onto some glimmery paper and then colored it and punched a circle out.  I added it to the card with a few enamel dots.  Perfect!

The result is a semi-CAS creation that used up some of the paper I was storing in my stash.  Perfect use of it, actually!  I like it a lot.  What do you think?  Do you like it?  I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!

That's all for me today!  I'll be back next Monday with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge.  Until next week, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just Me. Thinking of You.

Hi there, and Happy Saturday!

It's my day to post at the Great Impressions blog.  It's been SO cold, dreary, and windy here,
that I thought this bicycle looked like something happy to create with today.
I used Great Impressions F203-Garden Bicycle, and 
Great Impressions D405-Just Me.Thinking of You.



We have oodles of road maps, so I began with a 4" x 5.25" panel that I photocopied from one of the maps, and adhered to the card base.  Our little city is highlighted in blue on the bottom
right corner.  The bike fenders, flowers, seat, wheel centers, and
our city name are all accented with Glossy Accents.

The bike and sentiment were stamped on white card stock.  I colored and fussy cut the bike,
and hand cut the large cloud shape around the sentiment.  A second cloud was die-cut. Both clouds were matted with blue, and trimmed nice and neat.  The small cloud was adhered directly
to the card, while the large cloud and bike were adhered with foam squares
to give them a bit of dimension.

Hope you'll follow our blog, for daily inspiration!
Need stamps?  Check out the Great Impressions Store - wonderful selection and great prices!
And...don't forget to enter our January challenge, 'Snow Friends'!  We'd love to see your creations!
You do not have to use a Great Impressions Stamp, but we'd love it if you did! If you use GI stamps, be sure to leave a comment on the challenge post, and you'll have two chances to win!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

Patti J.

Other supplies used: 
Tombow Adhesives
Colorbok Blue Cardstock
Copic Markers
Baker's Twine
Cloud Die
Foam Squares
Glossy Accents

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ellen’s Fanciful Friday

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! It is the second Friday in January and time for my Great Impressions inspiration from the Great Impressions store!




I hope you will take a second and jump over to my blog and get all the details on this card. While you are there, leave a little love!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.



Be sure to come check out our current challenge

If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing! We have a new social media outlet on Flickr.com. You can find us by clicking here, so please join us on Flickr and share your Great Impressions projects!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Dancing Cat with Kendra

Happy Thursday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!
Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today, I will be posting on Thursday's this year!!!

I am in LOVE with the new E858 Dancing Cat!
My daughter is in dance classes and absolutely loves it!
So I instantly thought of her when I seen this new stamp!
I also used the fun new  E857 Dance sentiment!

You can check out my project 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 sweet day!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


I just love, love, love these adorable cows from Great Impressions.
 I have been having a blast stamping them and coloring them with copics!
 I stamped the G515 Thank you Bubbles above the cows. 
How cute are they??? 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Special

Hello stamping friends! I have a super sweet card to share with you today using the new Great Impressions  (F598) Harry With Flowers image.


I watercolored the image using my Tombow markers and added the "You're Special" sentiment from the G483 Tags stamp. I added a felt flower and some stitching to finish along with some liquid pearls. I hope you like it!


Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 


Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Three Cute Cows

Hi, friends, and happy Monday!  I've switched days for my weekly posts using amazing products from the Great Impressions store, and Mondays it is!  Today I have a fun card using one of our newest images...take a peek!

More details on my personal blog HERE.

Aren't those cows a HOOT?!  And the sentiments crack me up!  The image is G516 Three Cute Cows and the sentiments are G515 Thank You Bubbles.  These two stamps were literally made for each other!

After stamping these two things, I masked them so I could sponge the scene around them.  I added some glitter gel pen coloring to the image for some color.  Then I added a few flowers and a crocheted butterfly to finish the scene.

That's all for me today!  I'll be back next week with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store!  Hop on over to the blog to join in our monthly challenge.  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Challenge: Snow 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 NEW 2015 CUSTOMER GALLERY, too!


We've got some NEW stamps to share~

Find them HERE in the store!

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

The random winner from last month's challenge is~


Congratulations!  Please email Mynn at 
onastampage@yahoo.com to claim your prize!

Our Top Picks~

Mynn chose #25 EmilyD
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Ellen chose #15 Julie O

Joni chose #26 Patti J.

Kendra chose #1 D. Idlet


Patti chose #10 Ardyth

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 FIRST challenge of 2015!

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 H159 Snow Fun.


Using LEK101 Snow Buddy Kit (all three stamps included!).


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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