Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH World Card Making Day Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to Art Impressions!

Happy World Card Making Day!

We're excited you're hopping along with Operation Write Home! We LOVE the OWH team and we have such a fun time partnering with them! To head back to the beginning, go to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.

One of our cards today will feature an Art Impressions OWH benefit set. We have two benefit sets with 25% of proceeds going to OWH. If you haven't gotten your hands on them yet, you can find them at the links below! We also have a free stamp with any $30, check yesterday's post for details.


Today, I've (Kate - DT Coordinator) created a card to share with you! I normally leave all the beautiful designing to my DT, but I had the chance so you're stuck with me today! 

I have a huge disclaimer though. This amazing image was colored by none other than Sandy Allnock herself! She colored almost 50 of these beautiful images for our Make and Give at the Summer CHA trade show and I was lucky enough to head home with a couple of them! 


The sketch used for this card is a slightly modified #29. The image and sentiment are from the Ai Every Hat Set. For the sentiment, I masked the "I love you" section and then stamped twice to get the text in a line. I created a cut file for the "Thanks" to have it fit the blog hop theme.


Here's a better image of the "Thanks." And as a THANKS to all of you hopping with OWH, we're giving this cut file to you for free! You can email kate@artimpressions to have the SVG file sent to you (on Monday) or you can outline the PNG below on your Silhouette Studio software so you can create this card too!



Supplies Used

We also have a card from our DT member, Piali Biswas!

Piali used Sketch #90 with the Ai Out to Lunch Set. Thanks Piali!

Now for the

GIVEAWAY!

We will be giving away THREE prize packs!
Each will have our two Operation Write Home benefit sets!
But we really want to hear from you so ...

Leave a comment of what your favorite cut files
(or die cuts if you don't have an electric die cutting machine)
or what your dream cuts would be!

They can be ...
Stamped Image Outlines
Text Cuts
Backgrounds
Print & Cut (Silhouette Files)

Just write your thoughts below and enter to win! Thanks for coming by!

60 comments:

  1. Happy World Cardmaking day!

    The cards you have posted are fantastic - love a bit of AI cheer!

    Silhouette files would be my choice, but dies suitable for a cuttlebug would be firmly in second place.

    Thanks for the freebie too. Very generous!

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  2. So so cute! And what fun to see one of those images on a card. Have to admit I still have the rest of that stack that need the coloring done on them - lol! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  3. Love your cards! Epecially the Every Hat Set! I'm dreaming of a silhouette.

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  4. Your cards are fabulous! I use nestabilities all the time because they work in my Big Kick.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. Kate, you (and Sandy) created a really cute card! I love those bright colors and your Thanks is so pretty! This is such a fun image. Love it!

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  6. Great cards. Happy World Cardmaking Day!

    I love print & cut Silhouette files.
    But of course I love die cuts too.
    So hard to pick just one.

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  7. Oh these cards are fabulous! and looking fwd to receiving my FREE cut file :) Thanks!!

    I'd definitely love to have the print and cut files. Those are amazing!!

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  8. Love all your impression stamps, especially some of the new ones. I use the cuttlebug and any dies that work with it would be fantastic! Thanks for wear so many hats!

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  9. Love them both! That first card made me smile! Love how you colored it as well. Beautiful cards. Happy WCMD!

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  10. Love the Thanks card. I really love boxed sentiments on Silhouette. I'm currently trying to creat one of my own but my freehand cursive leaves a great deal to be desired....

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  11. Great cards! Love that big thanks sentiment, thanks so much for the cut file! Happy WCMD!

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  12. Call me old fashion, but I'm very hands on and still prefer the die cuts. But I adore the Thanks cut on your amazing card.

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  13. Happy WCMD. I use a Big Shot so it's dies for me. Would love to see dies to match your stamps. I fussy cut Dancers the other day and they were fab but it would be lovely to have dies for your images. Think of all that extra time to stamp!!

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  14. Great cards today..those images make me smile. I love the Reverse Wonky Rectangle from Spellbinders.

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  15. I LOVE Memory Box and Poppy stamp dies!!! They are like chips, you can't just have one! You have to own them ALL!!!!

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  16. Great cards! I would love to see some Irish themed dies!

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  17. I love the bright colors used on the cards. I use Cuttlebug and really like flowers or text.

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  18. Cute cards - I especially love the chalkboard look on the second one! I have a Big Shot and love dies, especially those that match stamps.

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  19. I have the Silhouette and I love the word bubbles - I used them on my cards for the hop today - I love your card and love the humor in your stamp line - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  20. I just love this lady in the hats and it works so beautifully with the cut file and the sentiment along side. Thanks so much for sharing it today and for your support of OWH.

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  21. What great cards! The coloring on the "hat lady" is amazing! I just got a silhouette machine (literally about 2 weeks ago) and I have yet to really figure it out, but I would love a cut of some realistic cats doing cat things (napping, eating, eating, napping) - that is my dream cut for sure!

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  22. I have a Cricut that I love but it is not the best for the 'frilly" types of cuts so for that I love the die cuts, they cut so much cleaner! Love my Big Shot and use it with several different die cutters and it works great!
    Love these cards and these stamp sets! Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heros!

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  23. What an adorable card....the Art Impression images are always so cute! I really wish I had a machine to cut SVG cuts...but alas, I don't. I love the text cuts best though since they have the most versatility!

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  24. LOve the cards - AI images are always amazing. I love my Cricut and Cuttlebug and use both continuously - love adding dimension with assorted die cuts.

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  25. Love the Every Hat Set. I use a Cricut so any PDF or something like that would be wounderful. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  26. I love your stamps!! Our craft group will buy and then share your images. Just recently colored the Halloween witch, so cute. I have the original cricut so anything that would cut on that would be awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. These images make me smile. I use a cuttlebug and cricut. I like dies that make it easy to do matting and cuts that match stamps.

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  28. I love the image. 50 would be a LOT of coloring! I have a cuttlebug and a cricut machine with a gyspy so I can save my designs. I have to cut out a bunch of ribbons for the 5th graders to sell for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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  29. Big Shot/Grand Calibur--dies: where do I begin...MFT, Spellbinders, MemoryBox, Sizzix love them all! The more intricate the better-I use my Cricut when I need multiples of something-love it all!

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  30. Great cards. I would like sentiment die cuts.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. Great cards! Thanks for supporting OWH! I have a KNK Zing which uses MTC and can take just about any file to cut. I haven't had much time to learn the machine well enough, but I do love it compared to the old bug and the CS is way better. Right now I'm addicted to all things feathers and as always, birds and owls. But anything naturey is a-ok with me! TFS and Happy WCMD!

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  32. I love your hats stamp set, it made me laugh! I have my eye on the Big Shot and love borrowing my friend's machine so I can use some of their flower die cuts.

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  33. Love the hat stamp set. I love using dies with matching stamp sets and also love using my electric cutting machine.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  34. Cute card, and great use of fantastic Sandy's colored image. Would love fun Asian or 'local' Hawaiian images.

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  35. I just love the hats stamp! Dies that I would love to have are words and stamp outlines.

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  36. LOVE these cards. Great coloring by Sandy on the fabulous Every Hat image. Beautiful, bright colors for a cheery contrast. Love the chalkboard effect for the Out to lunch set and the pastel detail on the layer cake. I hope you had a wonderful WCMD. Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

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  37. Happy WCMD Ai Impressions! I would love to have the files for the different holidays such as Merry Xmas, Happy New Year done in the same manner as above. I love the look!!! TFS the thanks file. Will email this now.

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  38. Bright and cheery card, I love the image! tfs

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  39. Both these cards are great...I love the all the hats image it is one of my favorites

    I would love image die cuts because I'm horrible at fussy cutting.

    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  40. Oh these cards are too cute!! Sandy did an amazing job of coloring on the top card and I love the design of the second one!!

    I have to say that I sadly don't own a silhouette, but would love to!! If I had a fave die cut, it would have to be my labels die set...love the shapes.

    Thanks for your generous offers and give aways on this WCMD OWH blog hop!! I've enjoyed your inspiration! HUGS

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  41. Yahoo! I love all my AI stamps and was so happy when you partnered with OWH. Two of my favorites, together! I don't have an electronic die cutter, just my trusty Cuttlebug. But I love word dies and dies that match complicated stamps. Thank you so much for your support of OWH!! Oh yes, doesn't Sandy's coloring rock?! Really like how you created your card, supper Thanks, almost enough to make me want a cutter. Thanks for the chance at the OWH sets, I don't own 'em, yet.
    R/
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  42. I just love these cards! I love AI stamps, they always bring a smile to my face. I use a cuttlebug and various dies. Thanks for the inspiration and supporting OWH!

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  43. My fav cut file are nesting shapes. Great card.

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  44. I have a Cricut and a Big Shot. There isn't enough time for all the iseas I have! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  45. I love the cards , too darn cute , I would love the see dies to cut out the AI stamps ( Spellbinder like dies ) also sentiment wafer dies would be awesome too... you know I love anything AI such an awesome company
    : )

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  46. Thanks for the tip on how to stamp a multi-line sentiment as a single line of text! Beautiful cards ... Love the stamps. Thank you!

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  47. Sandy may have done the fabulous coloring but you showcased them beautifully on your cards.

    As for cutting. I have a Sizzix machine and have a lot invested there.

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  48. Beautiful card! Though Sandy colored te image, you sure used it to make an awesome card! I love the bright cheery colors! Unfortunately, I have no cutting machine, other than mywell used Cuttlebug and many dies fom several companies! I use it a lot!

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  49. Great cards - the Many Hats and girl friends stamps are favorites.
    I do not have an electronic machine, but Nesties style die cuts - especially rectangular labels and any doily die would be at the top of my list.

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  50. My dream is to 1 day be as good at coloring as Sandy! LOL Love the yellow and blue cheerfulness of this card and OMG....especially love the sentiment! I don't have an electronic cutter so I would love to see more text dies! I don't have a single one! LOL at the chalkboard birthday card! These ladies really crack me up. What brilliant ideas IA has!! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!!

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  51. I would love to see cut files for interactive cards!

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  52. Both cards are awesome but I LOVE the hats card and especially the thanks cut sentiment - thanks for the freebie! I'd like to see more dies of various papers that would fit a typewriter stamped image and die - straight edge, notebook edge, swirly diploma edge - all good.

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  53. Love AI and LOVE that you are supportive of OWH. They do amazing work to keep our soldiers connected! I am ashamed to say I have an old Silhouette that's never been plugged in. I'm too intimidated by it! I tend to stick with my Cuttlebug and use Spellbinders dies primarily.

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  54. I've been a huge fan of AI as far back as I can remember - was that 16 years ago? Love love the fun images. I'm still cutting shapes only on my Cricut Expressions.

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  55. Great card! and Thanks for the Thanks file.

    As far as wishes...I would love a .svg file of a quail!

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  56. Love the cards you made. As for SVG files -- well I am still learning to use my silouette. I have a tendency to jump to my cricut so I don't have to hook up my laptop to the silouett.

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  57. You know I love my Silhouette and would love to have image cut out files!!!

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  58. Love the cut out thanks on the first card but don't know how or what PNG file trace is for my Silhouette. I have the old original model. Love all the hats this lady wears!

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