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Ten Year Blog Anniversary Celebration and Blog Candy

Good Thursday morning.  Today I am celebrating a “Ten Year Blog Anniversary” milestone.  My Very First Blog Post ever was published ten  years ago on November 9 2007.  It is amazing to look back on my original post and to browse through the years to see all the twists and turns my paper crafting style has taken.  This will be my 2206th post and I am honored to have had 7,406,868 page views to date.  I thought it would be fun to celebrate my anniversary by giving a blog candy gift for each year as a thank you to you for following my blog.  You can see more details about the blog candy below.

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 right

I love making snowy winter scenes for holiday cards. Today’s project was made using the Impression Obsession Fir Tree, Small Fir Tree, Evergreen Trees and Sun and Moon. The frame was using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames.  I secured the stamps and cardstock in my MISTI and stamped using Peeled Paint ink.  I stamped three trees on the card base and then stamped several random trees.  I placed my dies over the stamped random trees and die cut them.  I wanted the die cut trees to have the same pattern as the background trees.  In the end it didn’t matter much because I covered them so much with white embossing paste and glitter.

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 center

Once the background trees were stamped I heat set them and then applied Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area using an ink blending tool.  I applied white embossing paste to the stamped and die cut trees by lightly tapping it on with my finger and then sprinkled with the clear glitter.  I also applied the paste to the ground area on the tree background and sprinkled with glitter. 

I attached the tree background to the back of the frame using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the green layer behind the framed scene with ATG adhesive and then attached to the white card base using ATG adhesive.  I secured the die cut trees in place using strips of mounting tape.  I used a tiny tipped brush to apply white dots of white paint to the sky area to create falling snow and then finished by adding one star in the sky.  This is really so much prettier in person than it shows in the photos.  That seems to happen so often. 

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 left

Here a the projects from my first post.

KC Lovely as a Tree 24

Stampin” Up! Lovely as a Tree.   Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite SU sets and I will never let it go.

KC Punch Pals

Stampin’ Up! Punch Pals

All you need to do to qualify for one of my ten blog candy gifts is leave a comment telling me how your paper crafting style has changed over time.  You will have until Tuesday, Nov 14th at 5:00  pm to comment and the winners will be announced on my Wednesday blog post. Here are photos of the ten gifts.  Some are brand new and some have been gently used.  The winners will be selected  by Random.org and the gifts will be awarded in the same order.  Good luck!

Art Impressions Trifolds 

Chameleon

Elizabeth Assorted Dies

Memory Box Frames

Memory Box Loose Dies

MFT Assorted Dies

MFT Stencils

Spellbinders 1

Spellbinders 2

Tonic Assorted Dies

Thank you so much for coming by and for ten years of following my blog.  I appreciate it more than you know.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Christmas Angel

Good Friday morning.  My project today is a clean and simple Christmas card made using the Impression Obsession Angel paired with the Pine Sprig Cluster, a poinsettia made using a flower from the Spring Wreath set and the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 right

I started by layering the scalloped red layer to the green using mounting tape.  I added another element of dimension by attaching the green layer to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached  small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the angel and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 center

I tied a gold organdy multi loop bow and attached it to the angel with glue dots.  I tucked a few pine sprigs under the bot and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by creating a small poinsettia and attaching it in the center of the bow with glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Angel 1 left

This delicate die cut angel is so pretty and I think it looks perfect against the red.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Falling Leaves” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Falling Leaves” design team challenge.  I like making fall cards and today’s challenge theme gave me the perfect opportunity to create a colorful leaf wreath and front door scene.  I used the Distressed Brick Cover-a-Card StampFront Door, Oak Leaves and Rake, Wide Tree, Small Grass Border and Pumpkin Patch

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 right

I secured  the brick stamp and Kraft cardstock in my MISTI, applied white pigment ink and stamped.  I heat embossed using white embossing powder. I cut the door section twice and attached the door frame portion and door panels of the second one over the first to add dimension and attached them using double stick tape.  I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the door and attached it to the card base.  I cut a couple Wide Tree sections and applied Vintage Photo ink directly on the branches with the ink pad.  I cut the branches apart to use for my leaf arrangement.  I cut the leaves using white cardstock and colored the them using mini applicators and Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint inks.

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 center

I applied glossy accents to the tips of the branches and attached the leaves.  I attached the branches to the door using glossy accents and then attached the multi loop bow using glue dots. I attached the grass sections using thin strips of mounting tape.  I tucked a few branches with leaves and pumpkins in behind the grass sections and attached with glossy accents.  I added a black door knob using Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops.

KC Impression Obsession Front Door 2 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog.  You’ll see all the details there!  A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.

Anna Wight

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Gold Christmas Bells

Good Tuesday morning.  I have a clean and simple Christmas project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Bells set along with Pine Pair and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I think these intricate die cut bells are perfect to use alone or embellished.  I love using an all white card background (I know I say that all the time) to allow the main images stand out.  These bells cut in gold and decorated with an old-fashioned Christmas patterned ribbon and pine branches look so pretty against the white.  Too bad the photos don’t show how pretty the gold paper is.

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 right

I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached to the card base.  I applied tiny pieces of mounting tape to the top portion of the bells and attached them in place.  I tied a multi loop bow and cut three pieces of pine branches to use to embellish the bells.  I applied glossy accents to the pine branches and attached to the bells.  The ribbon was attached with three glue dots.  I finished the ribbon by adding a formed 1/4” punched gold circle to bring in another element of the gold. 

 

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 center

I took a picture of the bells before I decorated so you could see how pretty they are all by themselves. A pretty gold embossed sentiment inside either of these versions of the card would be the perfect finish. Both of these versions are fast, easy and would be perfect for mass producing your holiday cards.

KC Impression Obsession Bells 1 no trim

I appreciate you coming by today and I hope your week is going well.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Christmas Tree Peace

Good Sunday morning. I have a fast and easy holiday card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Peace Frame, Snowfall, Sun and Moon and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  The designer paper is from the Penny Black Festive and Frosty pad.I love the snowfall background and think it is perfect to use with the trees and peace die cut sentiment.  It makes such a nice impression on the card front and yet is really easy to put together.  These dies would be easy to use to mass produce your holiday cards.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 right  

The Peace Frame actually cuts out a square frame opening but I wanted to create a rectangle frame so I could show off more of the designer paper.  I cut both the peace frame and 6-in-1 frame out in red.   I hand cut a ground snow layer and attached it to the back of the outer frame with double stick tape.  I trimmed off the outer edges of the peace frame and attached it to the back of the front frame with double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached the trimmed snowfall piece.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the snowfall piece and attached it to the card base.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 center

I attached the front tree to the card base with a double section of mounting tape.  The smaller trees were attached behind the ground snow and were attached with mounting tape.  I finished by applying the tiny star on the front tree with glossy accents.  Fun, fast and easy.

Kc Impression Obsession Peace Frame 2 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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