Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Blog Hop - Day Three

Welcome to the IOStamps 2017 Fall/Winter Die Release Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!
We have some very fun new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!


The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday, September 11th – Wednesday September 13th. 

Visit the fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates! One winner will be chosen each day and then an extra winner will be chosen randomly from all hop days.
Comments on all hop days will be open until September 17th at 9pm CT.

All winners will be announced on September 18th.  The more blogs you visit and comment on… the better chance you will have to win!!!  These new dies are thin steel dies that cut paper, cardstock, cork, thin wood, or felt beautifully in your die cutting machines.  They are fabulous.  Click HERE to see the entire new release die collection.

Today I'm sharing some simple fun kid projects.  My first project is a bookmark, made with the Cat Bookmark Die (DIE 602-L).  These are fun little gifts for the small people in your life.  

I cut the bookmark from a very thick and sturdy 140# tag weight card stock.   I used Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Ink and a sponge blender to ink up both the front and the back of the cat.  Then added tiny stripes with a paintbrush and more Wild Honey Distress Ink, and added small 1/8" google-y eyes.  

My second project is a Halloween shaker card that uses this beautifully ornate spider web die, Halloween Web.
Halloween Web (DIE 589-Z)

I die cut this Halloween Web from black cardstock.  The die is approximately 3 5/8" in diameter.  I used a Spellbinders 3 1/2" circle die and cut a circle from a 5x5" square of black cardstock.  I added a clear plastic window sheet to the back of the die cut and adhered the Halloween Web to the front.  Using a double layer of 3M foam tape, I created a frame on the back of the panel to hold a mix of orange, gold, and purple sequins and seed beads.  I sealed the shaker area with a piece of purple cardstock, then adhered the shaker card front to a side fold 5" card base.  

The rest of the IO Team has much more die inspiration for you too!  Follow the links below to continue on the hop!

Thanks for hopping with us!  Don't forget to comment for entries for the giveaways too!

Enjoy the hop!

Chris Dayton - you are here!

41 comments:

  1. The bookmark is just adorable!! seeing a little cat peeking out at the top of my book would definitely cheer up any reader! Your shaker card is beautiful - what a great idea!

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  2. Love the cat bookmark, so cute. Do not celebrate Halloween but the card is fun x

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  3. The bookmark is so cute and i love the purple/black combo with the pop of colour in the sequins!

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  4. Love the cat bookmark and your fun shaker card! The Halloween Web die is amazing... gotta have it!

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  5. oh my these dies are just gorgeous. Love the little kitty bookmark you created and the spooky shaker card - thanks for the ideas:)

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  6. Love shaker cards and this die is perfect for it.

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  7. Wow fun projects & dies, great way to make a bookmark!

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  8. The Halloween Web die is incredibly beautiful as the others from this release, perfect for shaker cards ! But these bookmarks are also very very cute !! Great creations !

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  9. Isn't that an adorable bookmark. I think I need to add this one to my stash too. Love the colors in your shaker. TFS

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  10. The bookmark is adorable & what a fun shaker!

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  11. Those little cat bookmarks are the cutest thing! I love to read, and so does my granddaughter...so these caught my eye right away.

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  12. I love your projects. That bookmark is su per clever! Awesome inspiration!

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  13. WHAT A CUTE Book Mark Die!!! ;) AND that spider web die is SCARY! LOL ;)

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  14. Oh My.. Look at that bookmark. How totally adorable. Loove it.

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  15. I love how you colored the cat bookmark and that Halloween die is the best!! Love them both

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  16. The shaker card is neat and I can imagine how much fun that and the bookmarks would be.

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  17. Great shaker for Halloween and love the cat bookmark!

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  18. I love your Halloween Web shaker card.

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  19. Thanks for sharing these fun projects. Your cat bookmark is fabulous!

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  20. Great projects! The bookmark is so cute! It doesn't seem that it would take too much time to repeat your steps to make it look so spectacular! How a little person or bigger cat person would love it! The webbed shaker card is also adorable! I love the black against the lighter purple and the colorful shaker elements!

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  21. Adorable bookmark and once again I love, love your shaker card, what a perfect die for it and a fun one too!

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  22. What purr-fect bookmarks! Such a cute idea and beautifully colored. The shaker card has such a gothic look to it with the wonderfully decorated iron fence type of look to the web. Both are great ideas! I can see cutting the cat bookmarks out of black paper for a black Halloween cat.

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  23. Your kitty bookmark is adorable! and the shaker card is spooktacular ;)

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  24. As a librarian, I've been collecting
    bookmarks for years. I have to
    add these to my collection.
    Will make fun gifts for my reader
    friends.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. That cat bookmark is just too, too cute!

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  26. What a fun bookmark. Hope she brings us some more animals.

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  27. That Halloween Web die is my favorite from the new release!! So many wonderful new Halloween dies!!!

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  28. Got to get the Halloween Web die from the new release.

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  29. What a great die for a shaker card!

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  30. Loved the use of burlap and metallic copper on the first card. All cards very lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. It is amazing how you can come up with so many ideas. I can't decide which I like better.

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  32. I love that web! What a striking die!

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  33. Love that they are doing bookmarks! Really cute. And the shaker card is really cool too, love the color in the pouch. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  34. Adorable bookmark, but that shaker card is amazing!!!

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  35. Great projects! That cat is just cute!

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  36. Super projects! Your coloring on the cat bookmark is fabulous. The web die is perfect for shaker cards.

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