en-US Impress Impress Thu, 28 May 2015 05:40:36 +0000 http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/?v= http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/ Dauber It! IMG_0402 IMG_0400 IMG_0399


The daubers by Hero are fun to use!  For these cards, I used the cornflower blue dauber and created stripes, a border around a card and waves!  I've also used them to do polka dots and even a plaid pattern with a couple different colors.  Other products used:  Savvy summer die set and new black prism glitter twine on these cards as well!  This new twine is very fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:55:29 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=846 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=846 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
NEW MEMORY BOX CATALOG IS HERE! We've been waiting for a new catalog and it's finally arrived!  Come by and pick one up this weekend!  We are having a party!



Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:28:40 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=843 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=843 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Looking for the perfect teacher gift? It's that time of year and I am always searching for the perfect teacher gift because I want it to be useful and personal.  I LOVE when I see teachers using stamps on papers!  It always makes me smile and I know that they will love receiving a personalized stamp.  I've had so many teachers through the years at the school my kids attend that it's hard to find a teacher who doesn't have a personalized stamp yet!  But this year I have 2 new teachers!  Here are the different choices that we have designed.

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Visit the site in the "Custom Stamp" section and place your order for the perfect teacher gift!

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:51:15 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=839 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=839 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
Paper Flowers! Paper flowers everywhere!  We will be setting up the next store display this weekend and we are working hard making lots and lots of paper flowers!  If you live in the Seattle area, be sure to stop by and see what we are up to!  We will be switching out the displays and making new store samples for all of our wonderful displays, both in the window and inside!

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See you this weekend!

Thu, 14 May 2015 21:16:19 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=832 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=832 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
NEW Distress Ink Color - Twisted Citron ranger twisted ink

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new color!  I can't wait for it to arrive!  It will be perfect for summer!  You can pre-order the ink pad or you can call our Tukwila store to have other items placed on hold for you!  We will call when it arrives and you can either pick it up or we can ship!  Our Tukwila store number is 206.901.9101.

Wed, 13 May 2015 15:01:23 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=827 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=827 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Succulent Clear Set We have a few new clear sets but I think our trendy succulent set is one of my favorites!  There's so much you do with all of the little components.

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For the card below, I stamped the scene first on a separate piece of card stock using Fresh Ink basil and Versafine black onyx.  Since I used Versafine, I was able to go back and add a touch of watercolor without the black ink smearing.  I played with the New Prima watercolor pencils for the vase.  They are easy to use and offer some great colors, I really like the Spring and Summer set.  I used a circle die cut set for the frame, placed the stamped piece on the inside and used mounting tape to give the 3-dimensional look for the card.succulentthanks


For the succulent wreath, you can almost see my pencil mark for the behind-the-scene circle that I used so that my wreath would end up in the of a circle!  I love the sentiment on this card! Thanks for checking in!

Tue, 12 May 2015 18:23:53 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=822 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=822 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Happy Mother's Day! Celebrating Moms at Impress!  Enjoy 30% off one item of your choice on Sunday at both Impress stores. Online shoppers save 15% off everything with coupon code "MOM"mother's day coupon 2015 web

Have a great day!

Sun, 10 May 2015 14:11:50 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=819 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=819 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
New Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber! Shari, one of our design team members just created this cute card using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink!  Yes, it finally arrived and is in stock at all of our stores.


We hope you like the new color as much as we do!

Wed, 06 May 2015 01:56:54 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=815 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=815 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
DIE-VERSIONS class this weekend! die-versionsWant more ways to maximize the value of your favorite dies?  Stencil, emboss, deboss and creatlvely diecut with them and create a stash of unique cards. Re-purpose and up-cycle the great dies available at Impress by using them in  more ways than you can imagine!  Taught by Jean Okimoto.  Please bring a small paper trimmer.  $35  Call the store to sign up 206.901.9101

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:09:12 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=812 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=812 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Foiling Card Whitney came up with this great card that shows a couple different ways to use foil.photo

Whitney applied the gold foil two different ways on this card.  For the sketch blooms stamp (5511I) she embossed the image in white and then ran it through her laminator with the gold foil and when it comes out, you peel back the foil and it will stick to the embossed parts only.  For the butterfly die, she used the stick-it adhesive and burnished it.  I love the white and gold!  It's such an elegant card.  Thank you Whitney!

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:36:27 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=808 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=808 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar