Thursday, October 27, 2016

Christmas Clear and Therm O Web Swap! Plus, Challenge 196 Prep For Christmas!

'Tis (almost) the season! Send unique holiday greetings with the help of our NEW Christmas clear stamp sets! 

New Christmas Clear

Greet your friends with warm wishes using our Southwest and Tropical Christmas sets, complete with themed accessories for these stylish Santas! Our hilarious Dairy Christmas set is perfect for animal lovers and farmers alike! For those who adore a more traditional style, the Merriest Christmas features a jolly Santa and snuggling snowpeople. Our Wreath Set includes dies to cut out the inner and outer edges, creating a beautiful window card to peek at an image inside your card. Get a closer look at this release with not one, but two Latest and Greatest Videos from our friends at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo! 
Southwest Tropical Dairy
Merriest Wreath
Scrapbook Expo Ai Traditional Christmas VideoScrapbook Expo Ai Warm Christmas Video

Today's blog post is EXTRA special! This week, we are partnering with our friends at Therm O Web to show how our amazing products can work together! To celebrate we are both hosting a raffle, so be sure to enter here and over at the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win one of two grand prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Today Renee is here to show some projects she has made with Art Impressions and Therm O Web projects! Enjoy!

Hello Ai fans!!

Today I'm sharing two of the new Christmas releases from Art Impressions.
I have a tutorial for my first card, a shadowbox, using

4787 – Southwest Christmas Set

I started by cutting two white pieces of paper measuring 7 3/8" x 4.25"
I scored them at 3/8" and 6/8" in from the left, flipped the paper over and scored the other side at the same measurements.

Next I cut an oval in one of the panels. I used the second largest oval in Spellbinders Large Oval die set.   You can use whatever shape you want.  Just make sure all your images will show. 

Next I stamped, colored and cut out all of the images.

Lay the front panel down and position the inside images where you want them.

Remove the front panel and adhere the inside images.
Then add all of your images you want on the front.

I flipped the back panel over and added a verse and a place to sign the card.

Glue the front and back panels together where you scored them.

The great part is that this can be somewhat flattened to mail it and then popped back open.

Isn't the dimension you get with this type of card wonderful?!

I hope you enjoy the new sets as much as I do!

Copics used on Southwest shadowbox card...

E00, E02, E35, E53, E93, Y35, YG06, YG13, YG63,
YG67, R29, R59, W00, W1, W3, W5, BG01

I also made another card using the new
4789 – Dairy Christmas Set.

I live in farm country so I can see getting a LOT of use out of this set!

Here's the inside.

Copics on Dairy card...

E35, E43, E53, R20, R37, R59, Y21, Y26, YG61
TriArt: E12

Fabulous projects, Renee!

We're starting up a new challenge, but first, let's wrap up last week's Til You Wobble Challenge!

Top Spot is awarded to...


Congrats, Melissa! We love your super festive Christmas card with our Santa Shaker! So cute! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions are awarded to...

Congrats, you two! We love how you used our stamps with wobbles to add a little extra action! Karren, we love how the lady in our Maturing Set is popped out and shakes the cake! Natasa, good thinking using a wobble for our Birthday Love tennis player! Ladies, be sure to email with your address and the stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thank you to all our entrants! Now you have a chance to join our Prep For Christmas Challenge!

That's right, this time we want to see you get ready for Christmas with some Christmas cards! It's easy to join our challenge, just use the InLinkz to share your creation!

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, November 9th at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Sharon Roselli said...

Would make beautiful Christmas cards with Foil! Love the Dairy set.

Bunny Dobbie said...

I love adding foil to my handcoloured embellishments now that I've learned how to apply it. It really makes them look professional when I add them to my work! That cow 🐮 makes me laugh every single time!

stampingvickisvisions said...

Great cards!!! and new sets, my daughter in law is from the southwest so that is a possibility for me, live the cacti.

House Chef said...

Love these cards!

House Chef said...

Love these cards!

Diana said...

Such cute cards! Love all the AI stamps!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Cynthia said...

Fun cards, Renee. I really need to try the shadow box card technique.

Karen Day said...

Wonderful shadowbox tutorial, Renee! Cute card!

CraftyPaws said...

Great cards! I love that fun fold shadow box card. TFS If I were the lucky winner, I would be so excited to try my hand at adding graphic metallic backgrounds to my cards, especially for the holidays. Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize! Hugs, Kristina

cghundley said...

Too cute! Love
this Southwest
set. I'd use the
prize products
to make cards!
Carla from Utah

Tee said...

Love the fun stamps, they make some gorgeous cards!

Sue D said...

I would definitely make cards and maybe try some pillows.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The cowboy santa is so cute! I mostly make cards.

CraftyViolet said...

I would use these stamps for cards and for my scrapbook layouts. Love AI stamps.

She's a Color Queen said...

WOW! What a fun collection of new Christmas stamps. I want them ALL!!!!!!! Love all the creations and congrats to the winners of the last challenge!

MelissaF said...

Love to use the decofoil on all my celebration cards - holidays, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries .....

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! I'd make holiday cards and add a bit of pretty foil shine to embellish them!

bissecat said...

I love all stamps but Christmascow is so great! "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

bissecat said...

I love all stamps but Christmascow is so great! "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

Helen Gullett said...

Oh I love this idea mixed medai between foil, stamping and coloring! I'd make lots of cards and home decor with the Thermoweb prize pack!

katieo said...

Super cute card I love the design.

Glennis F said...

Fantastic sets - love the summer Christmas one

Unknown said...

I love the Santa!

Unknown said...

The Southwest set is on my wishlist!

Arianna Barbara said...

OMG! Such amazing cards!!! Thank you so much for this great chance to win this beautiful prize!!!
I would use these stamps to making cards and for scrapbook layouts.
Crossing my fingers!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all the cards and that!

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

I would create Christmas card fun!

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