Category Archives: Art Impressions

Panda PopCard

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Dots & Stripes” (use dotted or striped pattern paper on your card) and we are featuring the very FUN new Art Impressions PopCards sets!  I was so excited to see these released and I finally got a chance to create with them!

Today I am sharing how I made a fun, interactive card with the new Panda PopCard (4860) stamp set and the PopCard Template.  My sentiment is from the Hobby Lobby AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set.

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As I was editing the photos of the steps I took in creating this card, I typed some directions directly onto the photos. I hope this helps.  Click on each photo to see a larger view.  (Kate also has a wonderful video HERE showing how to put the PopCards together. Be sure to check it out!).

First I chose some patterned paper I wanted to use and colored my images to match.  The Panda only requires one of each image plus the PopCard Template.

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Next up is assembling the mechanism that makes the card interactive!  Just fold the template on the 2 center perforated lines to form a “U” shape. Then slide the “arms” of the template through the die cut slots in each piece.

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Your panda will look like this from the front, with the PopCard Template hidden behind his layers…

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Now adhere the bear to the inside of the card.  Then cut 2 slits in the fold across from his belly.  I marked with a pencil where I wanted to cut and then turned my card inside out to make it easier to cut the slits.

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Bend the little cut section toward the center of the card.  A 1/2″ strip will adhere to the top of it and also to the back of the bear.

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If desired, you can punch or die cut a window for your bear to peek through!  I added a piece of acetate in the window.

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Assemble layers and finish as desired.  I added a single balloon from the set with some Clear Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.

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When opened, the Panda pops up!

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A side view…

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Panda PopCard (4860), Hobby Lobby AiCS36- Birthday Wishes Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party, Colorbok- Carnival 6×6; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions PopCard Template, Copics, baker’s twine, rhinestones, Scor-Tape, MFT Cross Stitch Squares, acetate, foam tape, Clear Wink of Stella.

MTF bookmark

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a project using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4853 – Pamper Your-Shelf MTF.

This set is created to make a trifold card and includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside. Instead of making a trifold card, this time I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve been wanting to make a cute bookmark with this set…it is just perfect for one!

To avoid extra layers that I would normally have by die cutting the inside of the shelf for the mouse to peek through, the middle image was omitted.  I stamped and reverse masked the shelf, then stamped the mouse inside.

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After my image was layered how I wanted it, I slipped it into a plastic bookmark sleeve.  Some paper flowers and ribbons finished it off.

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A bonus for using double sided patterned papers is that your back side looks pretty too!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4853 – Pamper Your-Shelf MTF; paper- white, black, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, bookmark sleeve, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch,  SU! oval punches, Pale Gold Nuvo drops, ribbons, twine, paper flowers, brad.

homemade happiness

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using another one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds… this one is 4854 – Homemade Happiness MTF.  This set is perfect for anyone who likes to cook!

The set includes two dies to cut the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card.  The largest image (the cupboard here) goes on the outside of the card.

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Instead of the first die cutting an opening completely away, this one has 2 perforated lines so the doors can be opened and closed!  When open, you get a peek of the images inside.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals the inside of the cupboard.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet little mouse sleeping in a measuring cup.

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Too cute!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4854 – Homemade Happiness MTF; paper- white, SU! Pool Party and Blushing Bride, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Stitched Rounded Rectangles, and Blueprints 26, SU! oval punches, rhinestones.

one layer ladies

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “One Layer Ladies” and we are featuring the 2 new Hobby Lobby wood blocks!  Here I used the Ai/Hobby Lobby 4840- Entertained.

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Since the challenge is to only have one layer to the card, I didn’t want to color with Copics and have bleed through. Instead, I colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended it with Gamsol.  Then I sponged a bit of background over a stencil rather than add patterned papers.  To finish it off, I added Crystal Effects to the glasses and lips props, and adhered a few rhinestones and Stickles.

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4840- Entertained; paper- white; ink- Stazon Black, Distress- Fossilized Amber; accessories- MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stumps, SU! Crystal Effects, Stickles, rhinestones, Tim Holtz Nordic stencil.

everything wonderful

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF.  This set is so sweet with the kitty and cupcake!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the kitty and present here) goes on the outside of the card.  I cut my image panel in the shape of a balloon for some added fun.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals some tissue paper and a card.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet cupcake.

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Even the sentiment is perfect!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! oval punches, MFT Blueprints 26, baker’s twine, foam dots.

welcome little one

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4852- Welcome Little One MTF.  This set is one of my absolute favorites…it is just adorable!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the crib here) goes on the outside of the card.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals the cute teddy and mobile.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet little sleeping baby.

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How precious…I wish they stayed this little forever!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4852- Welcome Little One MTF; paper- white, SU! Pixie Pink, Doodlebug- Kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, SU! Medium Jewelry Tag punch, oval punches, crochet thread, SU! small heart punch.

pamper your-shelf

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Make It Mini!” (small cards) and we are featuring the remaining new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds (Non-Spring).  There’s such a nice variety of Mini TryFolds released…they are all so cute!

Today I have a card using the 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf Set.

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The card front has a bookshelf image with a die cut opening, which reveals portions of the other images inside!  The second panel has more books…

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…and the inside has a sweet little mouse reading.

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I love the lamp too!

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a small card, and join us in the “Make It Mini!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party and Blushing Bride, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Rectangle Scalloped Nestabilities, MFT Blueprints 26.

just down the hall

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Work & Play line of clear stamps…this one is 4899- Proud Nurse Set.  I’m sure many of us know a nurse who can totally relate to this!

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I made a Gate Fold card and added some layers to the front…the top layers are attached to the left side and the bottom layers are attached to the right.  I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and scored @ 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.

My top layers are 1 3/4 x 4, 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.

My bottom layers are 3 1/2 x 4, and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4899- Proud Nurse Set; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey- Eva; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, paper flowers, adhesive pearls.

love birds

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Hobby Lobby Set- AICS27- Love Birds.  If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can still find this cute set on the Ai website!

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I haven’t made an anniversary card in a while and this couple is perfect for the occasion! With a simple layout, they make a sweet card.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS27- Love Birds; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Basic Grey- Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics. Martha Stewart Beaded Ruffle punch, adhesive pearls.

crutches, anyone?

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Wish You FELT Better” (use felt on your project) and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions People stamp sets.

Today I used the 4865- Crutches Set.  These new “Get Well” style of people sets are so fun!

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The top of the crutches have an animal print drawn on them so I pulled out some wild purple animal patterned paper for my background.  It goes pretty well with the sentiment too!

Since the challenge is to use felt somewhere on the card, I stamped the foot bandage image with black Stazon ink onto some white felt, cut it out, and adhered it with Scor-Tape.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite people stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Wish You FELT Better” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4865- Crutches Set; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Safari Untamed; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Stazon Black; accessories- MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals, Copics, circle punches, baker’s twine, foam dimensionals, Stickles, rhinestones, felt, Scor-Tape.

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