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Holiday Thank You Cards

Good Thursday morning.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends.  I like to make simple thank you cards that reflect the holiday but are not necessarily Christmas.  The simplicity of the Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout set along with the Thank You from the Greetings Bottom Word Edgers set make a perfect winter card that is fast and easy to make and easy to mass produce.  There is also a Greetings Top Word Edgers set that could be easily used as well.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 right

I secured the three snowflake dies and cardstock on the platform and ran through my Big Shot.  The Thank you die was placed on the edge of red cardstock and ran through the Big Shot. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 center

The snowflake layer was attached to the red sentiment layer using ATG adhesive. Both layers were attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 5 left

The Snowflake Cutout set also comes with a frame for each snowflake so they can be cut to create full snowflakes like in my project below. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 1 combines

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Anything Goes” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Anything Goes” design team challenge.  I decided to pull out my  Pine Sprig Cluster and Wreath Builder sets to create a clean and simple yet old-fashioned mini pine wreath card with red berries and a gingham multi loop bow.  I love the pine set so much that when it was released a few years ago I got four sets so I could multiple pine branches at once.  I know…..I’m a die nut! 

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 right

I started by cutting out the circle wreath base, pine branches and berry branches. I applied Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops to the berries and set them aside to dry.   I began creating the wreath by attaching the branches to the wreath base using glossy accents.  The branches are attached in a pattern –straight, left, right and repeated over and over again around the circle until the full wreath base is covered.  The pictures below are from a previous project using a different branch but the pattern remains the same no matter what branch you use.  The pattern gives the wreath a even fullness all the way around.

Wreath 3

Wreath 5

When you get near the finish the branches have to be lifted up and the final rows attached with the same pattern until complete.

Wreath 7

Wreath 9

Once the wreath is complete you can decorate with any kind of embellishments you wish.  I like the plain old-fashioned look of the gingham, pine and berries.  I attached the multi loop bow to the wreath with glue dots and then tucked the berry branches in between the pine branches and attached using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 center

The double matted frame was attached to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  The wreath was attached to the card base using glossy accents.  You can check out my full wreath step by step photo and video tutorial over on the Splitcoaststampers tutorial section.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster 3 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

Giovana Smith

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.25” square


Snowy Christmas House

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today is a snowy Christmas house scene made using the Impression Obsession Brick House, Square House, Snowy Roof, Pine Sprig Cluster, Fir Sprigs, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals. The frame was made the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Nestabilities Matting Basics B.   I went with all white for the house and background so the red and green would really pop.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 right

I assembled the windows, drapes and door and attached to the front of the house using glossy accents.  I applied white embossing paste to the roof and chimney section with a Sofft spatula and sprinkled with clear glitter to add sparkle.  I applied Cosmic Glitter Glue to the icicles and sprinkled with glitter.  When dry the roof and icicles were attached together using double stick tape.  I applied touches of  embossing paste to the windows and applied glitter.  The trees were crimped and then covered with paste and glitter.  All the pieces were set aside to dry.  I attached tiny springs of fir and red berries to the windows and applied touches of red glitter.  I cut the tips off several fir sprigs and hand cut a tiny circle wreath base.  I attached the tiny sprigs to the circle with glossy accents and then finished with red berries with red stickles and a handmade red bow made with thin strips of red cardstock. The wreath was attached to the front of the house with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 center

I lined up the scalloped rectangle and matting basics rectangle on my big shot using my magnetic platform and cut the frame.  I hand cut a ground snow piece using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame using double stick tape. I masked off the frame around the ground snow section to protect it and applied embossing paste and glitter.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I tucked the house in behind the ground piece and attached with mounting tape.  I attached the trees on both sides of the house using mounting tape and glue dots.  I finished by adding the cardinal to the sky area using glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Brick House 6 left

This was a time consuming card to make but oh what fun it was for me.  I especially love the look of the snow covered crimped trees.  Do you own a crimper and have it buried so far deep in your crafting space that don’t even remember you have one?  I know it is considered an old-fashioned tool but I love  how it adds dimension and interest. 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Saturday.


Snowy Trees and Cardinals

ood Thursday morning.  I have another nature inspired snowy scene card to share today using the Impression Obsession Tree FrameAll-in-One Frames Rectangles 2, Fir Tree, Small Fir Tree, Fir Sprigs and Cardinals.  I absolutely love using white embossing paste for snow and applying clear glitter on it while it is still wet.  It adds  a special sparkly touch to the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 right

I cut the tree frame using tan woodgrain cardstock, applied white embossing paste using a Sofft spatula and then clear glitter and set aside to dry.  The tree stamps and white cardstock were secured in place in my MISTI and stamped using Peeled Paint ink.  I sponged Tumbled Glass ink in the sky area using an ink blending tool.  I used the spatula to gently tap embossing paste to create snow on the green trees and then applied the clear glitter.   I used my deckle scissors to cut the ground snow layer and then applied the embossing paste and glitter.  I thought a few sprigs of fir would look pretty around the tree base so I covered a few of those with the embossing paste and glitter and set aside to dry along with all the other pieces.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 center

I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the tree frame to it. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached it to the scene layer.  The frame scene was attached to the white card base using double stick tape.  I tucked the sprigs of fir behind the frame and attached with glossy accents.  I finished by adding the cardinals to the scene for a bright touch of color.  This kind of snowy scene reminds me of my childhood growing up in West Virginia.  We four girls loved sleigh rides and playing in the snow.  What fond memories!

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 14 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Deer Snowglobe Scene

Good Tuesday morning.  I have another nature inspired holiday card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line, Deer Snowglobe, Fir Sprigs and framed using the Penny Black Antique Frame.  The Deer Snowglobe is a sweet die cut on it’s own but I wanted to create a complete scene around it.  Adding the trees, blue sky and falling show made the whole scene come to life. 

 KC Impression Obsession Deer Snowglobe 1 right

I cut the snowglobe using white cardstock.  I colored the deer using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink and mini applicators.  I applied tiny touches of Pumice Stone ink to the birch tree indentions using a mini applicator.  I used a Nestabilities Classic Circle die to create the background layer for the scene. I secured my Brush Tree Line stamp and white circle in my MISTI and stamped the image using Peeled Paint ink.  I used rolled strips of 1/8” double stick tape to attach the globe to the background layer.  I cut abase portion of the globe using Essentials by Ellen Tan Woodgrain cardstock and applied Vintage Photo ink to darken the woodgrain. Sadly that doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I applied white gesso to the snow ground section of the globe with a small brush.  I used gesso to apply the falling snowflakes in the background. I tucked several pieces of fir sprigs in behind the ground layer and attached with glossy accents.  I applied touches of white gesso to the branches to create a snowy forest feel.  I finished the globe by attaching the woodgrain base with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Snowglobe 1 center

The Antique Frame was attached to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  The snowglobe was attached to the frame using double stick tape.  I wanted to add another holiday touch  to the card so I added fir sprigs, tiny 1/16” red berries and a tiny red bow to finish.  I think this card would be pretty for anyone to receive but it would be a perfect card for a masculine friend or family member.

KC Impression Obsession Deer Snowglobe 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”