Happy Anniversary, Ai Fans!
From everyone here at Art Impressions, we are proud to announce our 29th anniversary of business! Yes, we're REALLY 29! And we're ready to celebrate! Renee is here to give some fabulous inspiration and welcome us into a week of FUN! We're kicking off our BIGGEST SALE EVER for 29% off your order until July 10th! Use the code aiturns29 at checkout when you shop at artimpressions.com!
We also have a Giveaway this week, details are listed after Renee's tutorial!
Hello Ai fans!
Today is an amazingly happy day!!
We're celebrating Art Impressions 29th Anniversary!!
Can you believe it?
They don't look a day over 25!
I made 3 different projects to help celebrate the occasion.
My first of course was the Ai 29 card. There will be a mini tutorial on this further down in the post.
The second was a birthday card...
The last was a little gift bag.
Ai images and sentiments used were...
PS0919 - Ai Celebrate (available in wood mount at A.C. Moore)
(Hobby Lobby) Ai Girlfriends: 1170471-Live Laugh Love Clear Stamps
Now for my mini tutorial.
As you probably know Ai recently released two new "belly band" dies.
They're beautiful as is but did you ever think there may be more to them?
Why not use them as a border or some sort of other accent on your card or scrapbook page?
First I cut a piece of paper shorter than the die.
Next I cut a piece of a different color paper to glue behind it for contrast.
Lastly I cut it to the size that fit my card.
Isn't that cool? From clasp keeper to card border.
Here's the inside of the card.
Oh...and look! It can also be made into a banner!
My next project was a simple little gift bag. I just used a template and threw it together in no time flat. Can't you just see this filled with some candy? It makes the sentiment that much funnier!
The last thing I made to celebrate the occasion was a birthday card.
E00, E02, E37, E77, E93, E97,
G21, YG11, YG63, YG67
This is the inside of my easel card.
Thanks, Renee! Your creations are SO cute and celebratory! We're ready to party with a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to enter our Rafflecoper Giveaway below!
It's time for a new challenge! This time, we have an "Anything Goes" challenge, where you can make any creation for any occasion! We can't wait to see your fabulous entries!
Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 20th at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
We have some wonderful winners from last week's Slide on By Challenge! Let's see them!
Top Spot goes to...
Congrats, Rosy! We thought your card was so creative! We love the scene you created and the window our Weekend Warrior peeked through! Plus, the coloring and mustache you added was great! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with you address to claim your prize pack!
Honorable Mentions go to...
Congrats, you two! These cards are so fun! Natasa, the coloring and paper piecing on our fabulous Flaunt It girlfriends is spot on, and the slider frame you created with the sentiment is so cute! Linda, your card with the Spare Me Set (from Michaels) is fun and bright, with such a great way to use several stamps on one card! The hidden feature slider you did was awesome! Be sure to email email@example.com with your email and request the stamp set of your choice for a prize!
Thanks to everyone who joined in our challenge, we hope to see you next time with our Anything Goes challenge! If you need a little extra help getting your submission on our InLinkz, check out these instructions.
Have a fabulous week!