Thursday, February 14, 2019

CELEBRATE! NEW Holiday Mansion Sets Available! PLUS Challenge 250 House or Cottage!

NEW Holiday Mansion Sets
Hello, Ai Fans!

Time to PARTY! Celebrate with us as we release TWO new additions our Holiday Mansion line! Create a festive birthday card with our HM Birthday Set, and decorate your home's yard with our HM Garden Set! Each set includes clear stamps and matching dies of small images, perfect to pair with our Holiday Mansion! These sets are available now at, so grab yours today!

HM Birthday HM Garden
Jil is here with a beautiful tutorial, let's take a look!

Hello Ai fans!

 I made a stair step card featuring the NEW HM Garden Set that goes with the Holiday Mansion set. The card base is really easy to make. Let me show you how!
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink.  The images from the HM Garden Set were die cut using the matching dies from the set. The house from the Holiday Mansion set was fussy cut.
The stair step card base is simple to make.  Here is a template with pen markings on it so you can see the cut marks as well as the score marks.  The trimmer shown is a Fiskars trimmer but you could use a metal ruler and a craft knife. The card base is cut to 4 1/4" x 9". It needs to be cut in from 1" on each side starting 1" up to the 6 1/2" point.
Here is a close up view of where to start at the 1" point.
Here is a close up view of where to stop at the 6 1/2" point.
The blue pen marks show where to score the card.  Score both outside areas at 1", 2" and 61/2".  Score the inside area at 51/2".
This is the finished card from the side.
These are the patterned paper pieces.  The paper is the BoBunny Early Bird 6"x6" paper pack. The side and bottom piece are cut at 3/4"x4". The middle piece is cut at 17/8"x41/4".  They were all edged with a Pilot Silver Medium Point Marker. 
The panels were added to the card base before the colored house was added to the card with foam tape.  The colored images were added to the finished card.  
Copic Markers Used:
Blues - B0000, B000, B02
Browns - E30, E31, E33
Greens - YG61, YG63, YG67
Greys - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Pinks - R81, R83, R85
Yellows - Y32, Y35

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Thanks, Jil! Your step card is the perfect shape for our Holiday Mansion set!
It's a new release, which means we have a new challenge! This challenge theme is "House or Cottage" - so show us how you use homey imagery in your cards!

 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, February 27 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
Inlinkz Link Party

It's time to announce the winners of last week's Stripes and Circles challenge!

Top Spot goes to...


Congrats! We love how clean and striking your card looks with such vibrant coloring agains gentle plaids! Our Old Guys Club image looks great inside a stitched circle! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions to go...

Amy Marshall!

Kathy A!
Congrats, you two! Amy, your Fairy Spinner card looks fabulous amidst polkadots and stripes! Such cheery coloring! And Kathy, we adore this wintery card you made with our exclusive Snowman freebie. Super cute! Be sure to email with your address and select a stamp of your choice for a prize!

Hedgehog Hollow and Art Impressions Subscription Box
One more thing before we go!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Hedgehog Hollow as the featured company in their April kit! Hedgehog Hollow offers a monthly subscription of crafty goodness paired with amazing inspiration, and Art Impressions will be highlighted in two months. Inside the kit you will receive over $45 in product, including EXCLUSIVE Ai Critter Cubbies stamps and dies! The Ai product in this kit will not be available for sale anywhere else!
You will receive:

* Over $45+ in product; with EXCLUSIVE Art Impressions Designs
* Exclusive coupon codes for a discount at Art Impressions, Ellen Hutson, and Tonic Studios USA
* At least FOUR full video tutorials on projects to make with your box, plus over 10 inspiration posts with instructions for using your box supplies

How it works: This kit is available as a one-time purchase, but if you sign up for a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription, you will receive other monthly kits of exclusive crafty products, as well as an extra bonus in your first kit! Please note that this pre-ordered kit will ship on April 1st.

Pre-orders are open now, so head over to Hedgehog Hollow to claim yours today! Hurry, pre-orders end on February 21, 2019!

Happy Stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Congrats to the winners! Jil, your card is just gorgeous!! Great tutorial as well!!

D.Ann C said...

Congrats, gals! Lookin great!!

KathyA. said...

I was thrilled to see my card in the Honorable Mentions. Thanks so much. And congrats to the winner and other Honorable Mentions, too.

Cynthia said...

Adorable new sets! Love the center step design. Congrats to this week's winners.

Natasa said...

Wow, thanks so much! Congratulations also to all others!