Thursday, March 12, 2020

Graduation and Easter Release + New Challenge #278 Spring Celebrations

Hello, Ai Fans!

The last few weeks have been filled with watercolor sets, and today, we have more new goodies for you!

These adorable new sets are perfect for the upcoming holidays and celebrations.

Our Easter Bunnies Set features adorable rabbits and sentiments that are sure to make you want to "hop" onto our website and get ready for Easter!

Our Graduation Set is the perfect way to congratulate the newest scholar in your family! This is perfect for either High School, College, or even Kindergarten graduations!

You can shop these new sets at

Crystal from our Design Team has created a fun feature project for this new release!!

Hi Ai fans! 
It's time for a new challenge! I love a good challenge it helps give me an idea for a card when I get stuck. This new challenge is a Springs Celebrations Challenge I used the new Grad stamp set. This new Grad stamp set is full of cute graduating animals. 

What is the one thing new graduates need and want when they graduate? Money of course! So I made a money card. 

I started with a piece of card stock trimmed to 7 1/2" X 10". I scored the long way 3 1/2" in then again at 7" the inside flap where you will tuck the money should be a little smaller then the other 2 flaps. 

I trimmed two pieces of kraft card stock down one for each card flaps. To add a little bit of dimension I stenciled some yellow stars on both pieces. 

I stamped both the elephant standing on the world and the graduation caps with Memento Tuxedo Black in then colored them in with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out when I was done coloring them.  

I stamped the sentiment "you DID it!" onto silver card stock and die cut it out with a banner die. I only needed the bottom of the banner because as you will see the other half is tucked under the stamped image.

I stamped the sentiment "Nothing is beyond your reach!" on the same silver card stock as the first sentiment and die cut it out with the same banner die. 

I adhered everything to the card base I showed above.  

I adhered the caps and the sentiment "you DID it!" onto the flap that the money will be tucked under. 

Thanks for stopping by today I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! 

Spectrum Noir Markers: 
Caps: IR1, OR2, OR3, LV1, LV2, LV3, DG1, DG2, DG3, DR1, DR3, DR4, TB2, TB3, TB4
Earth: DR1, TB1, TB3, TB4, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG8, IG9, PP4, PP5, PP6, GI1, GI2, GI3 

Happy Stamping!

Now, as we get ready for another new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
Home Sweet Home Challenge!!!

Top Spot goes to Andrea Borries who used our Woodland Cubbies
to create a darling home for all of the critters she tucked away in this interactive set!

Congrats Andrea!!!

Contact Claire at with your mailing address, and choice of 3 stamps. Well done!

This week for our challenge, show us how you are going to celebrate spring!!! Are you excited for St. Patrick's Day? Easter? New babies in your family? This is your chance to share your favorite spring fling! If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our St. Patrick's CardsEaster CardsGraduation Cards, or Floral Inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

We want to see how you create cards that are for a Spring Celebration! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection! Hurry, challenge closes March 25th at 5PM PT!

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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Watch Bonnie use our newest releases to create a small, yet stunning composition. We love smaller projects like this because they are easy to do and take little time, but when you are finished they are beautiful enough to frame! Enjoy!

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for choosing my card as the challenge winner. What a great way to start the day!