Thursday, March 28, 2024

Pop It Up! Challenge #374 Week 1

 Welcome to our newest challenge here on the Art Impressions blog!

This time, we want you to


Use foam tape to pop up elements, create a pop card of some sort...whatever your heart desires, as long as something is popped up or out. challenge feature is actually the next one but I am filling in for this one too.
Why, you ask?

Up until now, we haven't found a replacement for our open DT position. Lucky for us, now we have!
We didn't have time to get her all set up this quickly but she'll be joining us in April and you're going to LOVE her!  She's a wonderful marker artist and makes the most adorable cards, many of them dimensional, interactive or shaped cards. For now, you'll have to wait, but just know that we cannot wait to share her work!

Let's see who won our last challenge before I share my projects with you.

Our Top Spot Winner was #5 Lisa L.

She used 5280 - Practically Perfect Girlfriends set and 
5722 - Birthday Journal set for the balloons and banners.

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Our Lucky Random Winner was:
#7 Leslie T.

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Congratulations to our winners!
Now, I'd like to share my Easter projects with you.

I used the brand new ADORABLE 5872 – Bunny GCH Set.
This is meant to be used with the 5344 – Envelope GCH Set
but if you saw my post on Tuesday, you can see
that it can be used on it's own or on a card.

I made 6 Gift Card Holders in 3 different designs.
My popped up elements are the bows, hands and hats.
I placed them on dimensional foam tape to give my GCHs a 3-D look.

My first was a sweet little girl bunny in delicate pinks and pastels.

My second was a little more "upscale" version done in gray and yellow,
with some glitter and velvet to glam it up.

The black, inner part of the eye was made using the little center hole in the letter O from the Journal Letter Die set.

For my third design, I wanted to include the boys. (You all know I love making masculine projects)
I used the inner ear die along with the eye to create a newsboy cap.

This is just the CUTEST set and I can't get enough of it!
Links to all of the Art Impressions dies and papers I used are below.

I hope you've all been enjoying all of the Easter inspiration the Design Teams have been sharing.
We love seeing what you've all created.

Now let's see what YOU create!!
Enter your project for a chance to win a free stamp set. 
We award a Top Spot and a Lucky Random Winner.

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any 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!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ 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 if you can, by clicking and commenting on 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


Liz Williams said...

This sounds like a great challenge. I don't seem to see the link. Am I on the wrong page? Love all the fun that AI generates with these great challenges. Hope I have time to participate this week.

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

These are so cute, I LOVE the different color combinations! -Tasha

Renee Matarese said...

Sorry Liz, the HTML was showing it was there, as was LinkDeli. I added the code again and I can see it now. The challenge runs for 2 weeks. Good luck!

Hunky Dory said...

Congratulations Lisa! I love the way you used the challenge colors! Great card!

Hunky Dory said...

Renee, so many fun ways that you decorated these bunnies! Love them all. You’re on a roll!!

Leslie said...

Thank you so much for the lucky random win... I do feel lucky, lol! Congrats to Lisa! And Renee, I love your bunnies!

Lisa Jav said...

Renee, I love the bunnies, they are very cute!

Sharon Caudle said...

Congratulations to the winners! Lisa! Your cards are so awesome!! Renee - your bunnies are sooooo freaking CUTE!!! I LOVE the way you made the guys hats!! So amazing!!!

Dandi93 said...

Congrats to the winners, looks like a fun challenge

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable bunnies!! Wow!