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Monday, August 29, 2016

Cowboy Boots & Birthday Wishes ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share one of my favorite cards featuring the Hat & Boots (E829) from Great Impressions Stamps.


First step was to stamp the Hat & Boots (E829) several times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Kraft cardstock. I then pulled out my Copic Markers to color each piece, fussy cut them out, and layer it back together with 3D Foam Squares and Mini Glue Dots. I wanted to create a 3D effect with the Hat & Boots. It's a little hard to tell in the photo's but it looks truly awesome in person.

I pulled the colors from the boots for the background, including the faux stitching around the edges, added some distress ink around the image, and incorporated some wood DP.

That is all for me today. I will be back next week with another project featuring some amazing stamps from Great Impressions! I hope you will check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Follow Your Heart

Yea!  It's Friday!  And I'm so excited to be posting for Great Impressions Stamps! Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers

I was thinking of kids going back to school when I made this project.  What better way to head back to school than with a rad bookmark?  Do kids even need bookmarks anymore?





Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's still a few more days to enter!   I used this picture board for inspiration and thought you might like to, too!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Swimming Turtles

Hello! We are sponsoring over at the CRAFT challenge this week and the theme is back to school. 

Here's my card:

Great Impressions, Leah Cornelius, Swimming Turtles, watercolor

I decided to use this image for the back to school theme taking liberties with a nod to the movie Finding Nemo :) I can imagine these little turtles going off to turtle school... The image is called (F368) Swimming Turtles. I stamped them onto watercolor paper and watercolored them using Tombow markers.

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Monday, August 22, 2016

Teacher Thank You ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a Teacher Thank You card featuring the Being You Sentiment (D509) from Great Impressions Stamps.


Great Impressions Stamps will be Sponsoring this weeks C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, and today's card is a hint on what the theme will be for their upcoming challenge. 

I pulled out the Being You Sentiment, and inked up just the "Thank You" part of the sentiment for today's card. I made an apple using an apple die with the coordinating stem die, added some googly eyes and twine to add a smiley face to my apple. I layered the "Thank You" on my Bazzill Candy Apple Red cardbase which features school-lined cardstock, and used 3D foam tape to add the apple. To finish my card off I added 3 cherry enamel dots to the upper right hand corner.


Remember to hop on over to the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog on Thursday for all the details about their New Challenge.

There is still time to play along with our current Great Impressions Challenge. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello Friend

Yeehaw!  It's Friday!  Julie with you today to share a little inspiration and my love for Great Impressions Stamps

I did something a bit different for me, today, breaking out some vellum and a card topper. 

I love canning jars and canning jar stamps.  This one, from Great Impressions Stamps, is a joy to stamp and color!



This card uses F616 - Mason Jar,  colored with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils, then fussy cut, and sentiment stamp, B152 - Hello Friend.

Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's still plenty of time to enter!   I used this picture board for inspiration and thought you might like to, too!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps!  

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Stamps are in the Store ...

Good afternoon! Summer is flying by so quickly. School is in session in some areas, and starting soon for many more. This also gives some of us more time to get our craft on. Great Impressions Stamps has a great selection of NEW STAMPS perfect for your Fall crafting. 


Aren't these stamps AWESOME! So perfect for your Fall Crafting needs!

The Design Team will soon be sharing how these NEW Stamps inspired them!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cute Chick

Hi there! Leah from Paper Blossoms here today. I'm sharing my card for this month's challenge. I hope you'll play along with us this month!

Great Impressions, Leah Cornelius, Patterned Chick

The image I used is called (C443) Patterned Chick. Isn't it cute? I colored it Copic markers and added the (D374) Simple Things sentiment. Some sequins, twine and a strip of patterned paper finish it off. I hope you have a great day!

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 



Monday, August 15, 2016

Floating Flamingo ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a FUN Summer card with you featuring the Floating Flamingo (H287) along with the State of Mind Sentiment (D297) from Great Impressions Stamps.


I couldn't resist getting the new adorable Floating Flamingo to play with. I stamped this beauty with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored her up with my Copic Markers, used my Copic Airbrush around the image and cut her out with my Pierced Square Die. 

Once done I pulled out some FUN Summer DP to create my background, adding the State of Mind Sentiment to the bottom panel which I Airbrushed to match my Floating Flamingo panel. Final step was to layer the Floating Flamingo panel with 3D Foam Tape to my card design.

Just a friendly reminder about our current Great Impressions Challenge ... 



Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Tu Tu You!

Hello, fellow crafters.  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers

I'm taking a bit of a walk down memory lane today and sharing a card I made a few months ago using two of my favorite Great Impressions Stamps



I just love these flamingos and the sentiment that goes with them!  What recipient wouldn't smile getting this card?


I colored H268 - Tu Tu Flamingos with Copic markers. Thank goodness there are lots of shades of pink!

Are you playing along with the Great Impressions Anything Goes challenge this month?  I hope you join us!  There's great prizes to win, and I'd love to see what you make!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Birthday Bicycle

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here and we are re-visiting some older cards this week! Here is mine:

Isn't this a fun image?! I inked up and colored the Birthday Bicycle (G504) using Copics and to the same round focal mat added the sweet Flag Banner (E846).  The pretty pink background is stamped using the Twirly Background Sm. (E845) and my sentiment comes from the Tags (G483) set. Some stitching and sequins finish my card. I hope you like it! 

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Baby Shower Gifts ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share the Baby Shower Gifts I recently made featuring the Baby Bassinet (H227)Being You Sentiment (D509), and the New Little Baby Sentiment (C434) from Great Impressions Stamps.


Whenever I am invited to a Shower, Baby or Bridal, I always give A1 Thank You cards as one of my gifts. As we all know, Thank You cards are a necessity for any of these events.


I mass produced a set of 30 Thank You cards for a baby girl. I cut 30 pieces of Classic Natural White cardstock into panels, stamped the lovely Baby Bassinet and part of the Being You Sentiment, which I cut up, with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored only the ribbon on each Baby Bassinet and then layered the panel on Pink cards that I cut to size for A1 cards (3-1/2" x 5"). I made coordinating envelopes for each card by stamping a portion of the Baby Bassinet on Natural White Envelopes, once again coloring only the ribbon on each.

Next up is the Bookmark I made to attach to the Diaper Raffle. Why a bookmark you ask? The recipient wanted books to read to her baby instead of receiving a card with each gift. 


I continued the design for the Bookmark using the Baby Bassinet, and adding the New Little Baby Sentiment under the image. 

You may be wondering what I meant about cutting the Being You Sentiment.  Since the stamps are cushioned red rubber stamps they are very easy to cut apart, and then line them back up to use as they are designed. Here is what the original stamp looks like, without the background effects. 


A NEW Great Impressions Challenge went live Sunday. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August Challenge: Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome to another monthly Challenge here at Great Impressions!

Before we get started, we have some Winners to Announce! 

The Random Winner for the month of July is ...
#26 ~ Patty E

Congratulations Robin. Please email Ruza
 at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize and
the Guest Designer information. 


Congratulations! Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
All of you have made a GREAT IMPRESSION on us!

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It's time to move on to our New Challenge.


Here is the Prize you can win ...


That is not all! The Winner of the August Challenge will be invited to join Great Impressions Design Team as a Guest Designer for 1-month in the near future. More details will be provided to the Winner at that time. 

Now it's time for a little Inspiration from our Designers ... 

Our Designer's would love to hear what you think of their projects.
Hop on over to their blogs to leave them a little love!

If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword GISMC in the Title, and then link it up below so we can find your project. This way we can also leave you a little love. If you don't have a Blog or Splitcoaststampers Gallery, please email Ruza at greatimpressionsstamps@gmail.com with the Subject line "GI Monthly Challenge Entry", and she will enter it for you.

As a bonus entry, if you use our stamps leave a comment on this post 
to let us know. You will have double the chance of winning 
this months Prize that is being offered.

Our Challenge Rules have Changed. 
You may link up a Maximum of 1-project per month.

To view all of our Challenge Rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above. Don't forget to link all of your Great Impressions Stamps projects in the Customer Gallery!

We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Whimsical Thinking of You

Happy Friday, fellow stamp lovers!  Julie here from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. I've switched my posting day to Friday.  Woohoo!  It makes the weekend seem a bit closer! 

I have a whimsical card to share today, using 2 fun Great Impressions Stamps:



This card features F399 - Lacy Mushrooms and B195 - Playful Thinking of You.   I colored F399-Lacy Mushrooms with Copic markers. Even though it's a whimsical stamp, I tried for a somewhat realistic mushroom color.  Yes? No?  Maybe? 

There's a new challenge starting Sunday, so stop back in to see the optional theme and join in the fun!
Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions Store for so many wonderful stamps -- there's something for every occasion and every taste!  If you make a project with Great Impressions Stamps, link it to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win free stamps! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cute Boots

Hello! Leah from Paper Blossoms here :) Sometimes the simple things can cheer us up, like a favorite pair of boots! Here's my card for you today.

Great Impressions,Leah Cornelius, Cute Boots, handmade cards

This is such a fun stamp set and I love ones that have an image together with a sentiment. I colored the boots with Copics and added Distress ink around the edges of the card. This super fun image is called (F448) When It Rains. The sequins are to represent rain. What do you think?

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 




Monday, August 1, 2016

Golf Anyone ...

Good morning! Ruza here to share a masculine card with you featuring the Vintage Golf Bag (E503) along with the What Else is There Sentiment (D297) from Great Impressions Stamps.


I started out by stamping the Vintage Golf Bag three times. One I cut out with my Nestabilities Circle Die, colored the other two with my Copic Markers, did a bit of fussy cutting and layered the image together to add a bit of dimension. I layered the panel on my background and added a red pearl to the pocket on the bag. I then stamped the What Else is There Sentiment, layered it on navy cardstock, and added it to the card with 3D Foam Square. The final step was to add some Glossy Accents to the golf ball and clubs.

A NEW Great Impressions Challenge goes live this coming Sunday. Make you stop by for all of the details, and if you use some Great Impressions Stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

With Sympathy

Happy weekend, fellow stamp lovers!  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.

I needed a sympathy card awhile back, and I wanted it to be beautiful.  I naturally reached for my Great Impressions Stamps to create it...



The Butterfly Frame (H226) and the With Sympathy (B206) seemed like a perfect combination.  I stamped the H226- Butterfly Frame onto Carta Bella Kraft card stock, then colored it with color pencils.  I then fussy cut the frame. 

Did you join in the Great Impressions Stamps Anything Goes challenge this month?  There's another one starting very soon!

Don't forget to shop in the Great Impressions Stamps store to find more elegant stamps like those used in today's card.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Christmas Gift Giving

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards to share a past card that I really like and want to show off again!!

Being that it's the last week of July, I decided to think "Christmas" to go along with the saying "Christmas in July!"

Have you started your Christmas cards?  
GI has a ton of adorable Christmas stamps to choose from!!

I really like this gift packaging I created:

I used the adorable Snowman Fun (H188) stamp for my main image!  As well as the Snowflake Swirl Background (J105)!!



I used both the Have Yourself (E512) and Snowflake Cluster (A71) for the inside!


What a beautiful gift package!!

Unfortunately, this is my last post with GI for now!  Thanks for everything GI!  Just need to step back for awhile to focus on our current life projects!! 

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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, July 27, 2016

Blowing Dandelions

The last week of each month we will be sharing an older card to re-visit those great designs we haven't seen in awhile. Today is one of my very favorites!


I used watercolor for my background panel and stamped the pretty (G298) Seeded Danelion images on top. The little seeds are (A118) Blowing Seeds

Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


Monday, July 25, 2016

You're on my mind again ...

Good morning! It's the last week of the month so I, and the rest of the Designers, are doing a bit of time-travel. Each of us will be sharing one of our favorite projects that feature Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's A1 Note Card features the lovely Ocean Dreams (F366) and On My Mind Sentiment (D498). Copic Markers were used to color Ocean Dreams with a bit of distress ink for the sky, and your panel is complete. I chose bright cheerful colors for the background.

Come on over and check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Until next week ... Enjoy!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thanks by the Dozen

Hello, and happy Saturday!  Julie here with today's inspiration.

I recently needed to make a dozen thank you cards.  I wanted a design I could mass produce that would still look like some time had been put into them.

As usual, I reached for Great Impressions Stamps.  I used H251 - Tall Tulips and some distress inks to create these cards:





I used distress markers directly on the H251 - Tall Tulips rubber stamp.  After huffing a bit of moisture on it, I stamped it on the white paper.

A strip of designer paper and a couple of dies  finish off the card.   

Great Impressions Stamps has an Anything Goes Challenge going on all month.  Come join the fun here!


Don't forget to visit the Great Impressions Stamps Store to see the other elegant floral stamps, plus all the other wonderful Great Impressions Stamps.



Friday, July 22, 2016

Flopping Fabulous

Happy Friday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

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

For my card today, I thought I would use the Hanging Flip Flops (E797)!  I just love summer, its so nice and relaxing to throw on a pair of flip flops!
I stamped the fun flip flop image twice, to make it look like they are hanging on a wash line across my card!

 I colored them in fun bright colors!  And finished off my card by adding the super fun Flopping (D520) sentiment!!

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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, July 20, 2016

Owllo

Hello! Today I have a cute card to share with you today. 

I love images that combine an image with a sentiment. Makes a cute card easy to make! This one is called (G533) Owllo and I colored it with Copic markers. Some patterned papers and sequins and a couple of hand cut banners finish it.
Come and join our monthly challenge!  If you use a stamp from the Great Impressions online store, please link it up in our Customer Gallery, too! 


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