Category Archives: Art Impressions

New Ai Hobby Lobby Halloween

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Orange & Purple” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Halloween blocks in the Hobby Lobby stores! Today I am sharing how I made a little treat bag with the new 4783- Haunted House block.  The Ai images turn a simple bag into one that is totally unique and fun to give (or receive!).

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First, cut TWO 6×6 squares of double-sided patterned paper.  Then score each @ 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2″.  Turn it 90 degrees to the right and score again at 1 1/2″.

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Cut the small rectangle from the bottom left corner and discard.  Then cut the 2 1/2″ vertical scored line up to the 1 1/2″ horizontal line.

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Turn it 180 degrees and mark the bottom of the bag @ 1″ and 2 1/2″. Score from each mark to the corner of that rectangle.

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Flip the paper over and fold those scored lines to create the bottom flap.  (It helps to tape or glue the flaps down.)  *Now repeat those first steps on the second piece.

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Fold all scored lines and apply strong tape to the 1/2″ flaps on each piece. (place the tape on the side which will be the outside of the bag)

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Adhere each 1/2″ flap to the opposite side of the other 6×6 piece to assemble the bag.  Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere.

Note- you can cut a 2 x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock to place inside the bottom of the bag to make it nice & sturdy.

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Next, mark both sides 1/2″ down and 1/2″ in from each top corner.  Use these marks as a guide to adhere ribbon handles with eyelets or brads.  Cut two pieces of 10″ to 12″ of ribbon for the handles.  If using eyelets, slip the ribbon through and knot each end.

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Now the bag is assembled.  Stamp, color, and cut out your favorite Ai images to add to the front!

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The finished bag is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2″ deep.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Orange & Purple” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby 4783- Haunted House; paper- white, black, K & Company KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, We R Memory Keepers Black Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon trim, Large & Small Oval Nestabilities, Black Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.

chews to party

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AICS37 Old Goat Set from the Funny Farm line.  Bonnie hit it with the cute goats and I love the sentiment…

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The top banner is popped up on the side and I diecut a cute striped frame to showcase him. I know how much goats like to jump on top of things and this guy looks like he gets into all kinds of mischief, doesn’t he? lol.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 26, foam dot, rhinestones.

little man

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Showered With Love” (baby or bridal)… a perfect time to pull out a cute Ai baby image!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4321- Little Man Set.

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I used a quilt die for the background with three patterned papers…then mixed them up to create three different cards.  The MFT quilt die I used doesn’t seem to be in stock now where I purchased it but there is a similar MFT one.

The panel with the quilt was popped up with a piece of craft foam and the baby was also popped up with some foam tape.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Showered With Love” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4321- Little Man; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, DCWV Nana’s Nursery- Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover-Up, white sheet of craft foam, Scor-Tape, adhesive pearls, foam tape.

spring chicken x2

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with not one, but two cards using the fabulously funny AiCS40- Spring Chicken Set!  (I will still share my challenge cards every other Thursday but my regular posts have moved to Monday! Let’s start the week with some crafty fun!)

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I used similar supplies and just changed them up a bit to make two different cards.  I love the hat and punny mug on the first chicken and it’s hard to resist the bouncing chicken and punny sentiment on the second card…

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There’s a third birthday image which I haven’t used yet and a few more sentiments so be sure to check this set out!

Have a great Monday, a joyful start to your week, and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS40- Spring Chicken Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Mix and Match Banner, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Stitched Square Scallop Frames, and Stitched Scallop Edges, Cuttlebug Chicken Wire embossing folder, foam tape, enamel dots.

using text

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “I’ll TEXT You!” (use sentiments only).  Time to get creative!  lol.  Here I used the Art Impressions 4903- WC Sentiments Set to come up with a set of 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch cards.

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I started by choosing the text “You brighten my day” and stamped it repeatedly. The Misti stamping tool is a BIG help here…not only so you can align the text vertically, but so both versions below are stamped in exactly the same positions.

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I die cut a few butterflies (on the two cards below, I die cut both panels together so the butterflies were in the exact same position) and mixed the pieces between the 2 cards.  The butterflies were popped up a bit with foam dimensionals.

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On the next card I didn’t replace the butterfly cut outs and left the black layer underneath show through.

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Here is the same panel…but this time I offset a few light blue butterflies.

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Lastly, I used a different sentiment and made a completely different card with some of the same colors.  This layout was inspired by a card from Teri Anderson.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite sentiment stamps, make a card, and join us in the “I’ll TEXT You!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo; accessories- foam dimensionals, Misti, rhinestones, Sweet ‘n Sassy Butterfly dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Black Nuvo Drops, MFT Cross Stitched Circles.

too long

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  How cute is this daschund?  He’s sure to cheer anyone up!

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I kept my card CAS to showcase this cute doggy.  Love that sentiment….it’s perfect, isn’t it?  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Stitched Scalloped Edges, and Mix & Match Banners, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, button, crochet thread, glue dots.

better soon

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4864- Better Soon Set.  I love this image…it will be great for all those masculine get well cards!

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You know I love to paper piece the Ai People! This time I wanted to give him a nice quilt.  :)  Be sure to check out all 5 new sets in the Ai People line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4864- Better Soon Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coredinations- Nutmeg, Echo Park- Bundle of Joy- A New Addition; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross Stitched Squares, stapler, enamel dots.

craft today…

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Bling, Glitter, or Glossy” and we are featuring two new Girlfriends 2017 images!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4890 Crafty Girls set.

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How fun is this image of four friends sharing some crafty time? I so enjoy my time spent stamping with friends!  I added some sparkle with rhinestones, Stickles, and Clear Wink of Stella. The mat behind the image is black and I added Stickles over top to make the black sparkle.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Bling, Glitter, or Glossy” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4890 Crafty Girls set; paper- white, black, Basic Grey Hopscotch; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.

bossy

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  These cows are so fun and have quite a few perfectly punny sentiments to go with them!

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Check out this great set and the others in the Funny Farm line to make some seriously FUN cards and brighten someone’s day!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Soft Sky, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 20 & Stitched Rounded Rectangles, sequins.

on the bright side…

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  If you are a dog lover (or just like cute animal images!), this set fits all your needs for sending some get well wishes!

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That sentiment is sure to bring a smile…poor doggie and his cone of shame!  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line…they’re awesome!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Mix & Match Banners, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2″ circle punches, enamel dots.