Quick and Easy Christmas Card … no stamping!

Do you like making your own Christmas Cards, but aren’t crazy about stamping them?
Then this Christmas Card Kit is for you – it looks amazing, but there’s not stamping involved….just die cutting!

The present border and “Merry Christmas” are dies from Impression Obsession that are die cut from Gold Mirricard and then attached to a pre-cut layer of White Metallic cardstock.
Red pearls or gems in the corners match the Cardinal Red A-Long scored card to bring it all together!

BONUS!!! The die not only says “Merry Christmas”, but also has the words, “and a Happy New Year”, so you could use that on the inside of the card. In the kit there are enough White Metallic Layers to put one on the front and the inside of the card. With the White Metallic layer for the inside of the card, you could put anything you want … words with the die, print a message, stamp a saying or just write a personalized note.

25 ct Sparkily Gifts Card kit includes:
Cardinal Red A-Long Scored Cards
White Metallic Layers for FRONT and INSIDE (50 total)
Gold Mirricard – enough half sheets to die cut “Merry Christmas” and present border
COMPLETE KIT – also includes 2 Dies from Impression Obsession

Other Supplies Used (not included):
Die Cutting Machine
Red Pearls or Gems
Foam Mounting Tape and Adhesive
Any supplies (stamps, ink or additional paper) for the inside of card

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Is it too early…

To start posting Christmas cards???
NOT if you are making them and need an idea AND would like all the pieces PRE-CUT for you!
This cards is one of our 2015 Christmas Card Kits. All of the layers are pre-cut and ready to go.
The 25 ct kits are either COMPLETE with stamps and dies (carolers) or PAPER ONLY if you need more than 25
You just stamp, die cut the Carolers and assemble!

How easy is it??
Stamp the Tree Collage stamp on the Pegasus Layer with Encore Gold Metallic Ink Pad. Either allow to dry (while you are doing other steps or heat set to dry). The words are stamped and embossed on the pre-cut Pegasus Metallic Oval. The Carolers are a die set from Impression Obsession…you will die cut them using your machine and the Pluto Cardstock that is included.
The Gold Mirricard enhances the layers and look of this card that is reminiscent of days gone by!

To make this card – just order the kit!
Carolers Christmas Card Kit – Complete or Paper Only.

The Paper Only kit includes all the paper and if you order the complete – you also get the cling stamps and dies. Both kits come with a color picture of the completed card, a supply list and complete instructions.

Other supplies that you will need:
Ink Pads – Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold, Versamark
Black Detail Embossing Powder
Die Cutting Machine

Pop Up Pumpkins!

These cute pumpkins “pop up” out of the folded Pop-Up Box Card when opened.
We have 2 sizes of Pop Up Box Cards – this size folds into an A-2 Card and then “pops” up into a small square.
So…if you are looking for something alittle bigger – then the Square Pop-Up Box Card is for you -it actually “pops” up in to a little bit bigger rectangle shaped box.

Papers Used:
Black A-2 Pop-Up Box Card
Basis Colors: Black and Orange
65 Lb PopTone Colors: Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green and Grape Jelly

Impression Obsession Stamps & Dies:
D19024 Old Whatshisname
D19005 Crazy Eyes
D19033 Three Stooges
Grass Die
Pumpkin Border Die
Trick or Treat Die
Reverse Dots CAC Background
Halloween Words CAC Background

CREDIT – The inside design of this box is a modified version of a sample that I originally saw in the Fall Impression Obsession stamp catalog, which was designed by one of their talented designers. I modified it a bit so I could teach it in a class, using our papers, and then also designed the outside of the box.

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Spooky Season

This is our Orange Fizz Triple Circle Swinging Z Fold Card.
No stamping on this card – just die cutting, embossing and layering!
Who knew that the Impression Obsession Halloween Cut Out Dies fit perfectly on the Circle portion of the Triple Circle Swinging Z Folds.
AND Impression Obsession has other Circle Cut Out dies – Christmas and other greetings!
Hopefully they will design some more!

Papers Used:
Orange Fizz Triple Circle Swinging Z Fold Card
(or cut your own with our Triple Circle Card Making Die)
Basis Papers:
Basis Black
Basis Light Lime
Basis Gold

Impression Obsession Dies:
Halloween Cut Outs
Happy Halloween

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NEW Card Making Dies!!!

Yep…you read that right!
We have a NEW line of Card Making Dies!
AND…layering die sets to match the card shapes!
Pictured below is the thin metal die for one of our newest Swinging Z Fold Cards – Triple Fancy Tag.
The die is designed to die cut the “HALF” shape and score the card at the same time!
In this case, it is a triple, so there are 3 Fancy Tags perfectly spaced for an A-2 size card.
Also shown is a piece of cardstock that has been die cut and then folded along the score.
See our New Card Making Dies under the NEW PRODUCTS section of our website.
There are 10 different Card Making Dies, all with coordinating Layering sets.
Each package come with instructions for making a Swinging Z Fold Card.
BUT the beauty of these dies is that they have ALOT of flexibility to create cards and overlays with any dimensions. The directions are just a starting point for making our Swinging Z Fold Cards, you can adjust the dimensions if you want to see more of the inside of the card. You can make just a 2 Panel Foldover card, similar to our Bib Cards or make an overlay for your card that matches the shape perfectly. There are complete instructions on our website and I will be posting hints and techniques with the next few posts.

Here is a sample that I made using the above Triple Fancy Tag Die and Layering set:
(or use the pre-cut Basis Teal Triple Fancy Tag CARD)

Stamps & Dies Used:
Thick Chevron Cover A Card – Impression Obsession
Retro Masculine Die Set – Impression Obsession
Celebration Word Candle – Impression Obsession

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Same Card…different colors

I had to make a graduation card for my niece, but the school colors were black, gold and white.
I didn’t want to do black on her card, so I used shades of Gold and they were metallic!
Oh and then of course, had to add some bling with Gold Mirricard!

    Cardstocks Used:

White Square Pop-Up Box Card
Gold Leaf Curious Metallic
Antique Gold Stardream Metallic
Ice Gold Curious Metallic
Gold Mirricard

What stamps and dies were used: Impression Obsession
See my last post for a complete listing

Graduation time!


Congrats to all the graduates out there!

This cute graduation card is one of our NEWEST die cut cards…
Pop-Up Box Card
Available in 2 sizes. Shown is our WHITE SQUARE Pop-Up Box Card.
We also have an A-2 Pop-Up box Card.
Funny…because the Square Card pops up into a rectangle shaped box, but the A-2 Card pops up into a cute little square box.

In the Pop-Up Box Card Kit – you get the White or Cream Die Cut Card, which is pre-scored and die cut with tape tab to fold and assemble. Also included are the 3 inserts (I only used 2 on this sample) that get attached to the inside of the box…this is where you attach fun die cut images or shapes that “pop-up” inside the box.

The colored panels that are attached to the front and sides of the box aren’t usually included, but the sizes are included in the complete instructions that are enclosed in the package. We do have a few kits with the colored panels included…for example the Beach or Birthday Kit. NOTE: only the colored panels are included – the rest of the paper and decorative dies and stamps are not included.

See our new Pop-Up Box Cards AND our NEW line of Card Making Dies and Layering Dies on our NEW PRODUCTS PAGE of our website.

Wondering where the FUN Graduation Dies and Stamps are from….Impression Obsession!
Graduation Day Die
Congratulations Die
Grads Walking Die
Yeah Stamp
Hats Off Stamp
You Did It Stamp

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