en-US Impress Impress Wed, 08 Jul 2015 02:18:31 +0000 http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/?v= http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/ Mama Elephant Small Talk IMG_0595 IMG_0666 IMG_0597 IMG_0596

Here's a few cards using Mama Elephants new Small Talk clear set.  Tiny ants always scream summer to me, this set just makes you laugh.  It includes several clever standing ants and word bubbles that can be used for many different projects.  Fresh Ink used:  island and black tea.

Happy Summer!

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:57:04 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=886 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=886 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
InKollage…Think Ink! class jean's inkollage

Take a class in air-conditioned comfort and create inky, layered backgrounds for cool, colorful cards.  Add stamped images, quotes, diecuts and shiny, sparkly accents for the finishing touch.  Jean shares inky techniques and quick tricks to turn everyday greetings into unique cards with an artsy touch.  Please bring a waterbrush if you have one - and a small paper trimmer.  $35

12:00-3:00                   Sun, June 14    Tukwila - call store to sign up 206.901.9101

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:10:46 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=883 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=883 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
NEW CLASS SCHEDULE! We have our new class schedule up!  We have some great classes planned for the summer and early fall!  You will want to sign up before they fill up!


I love this foam paper that is even self-adhesive on one side!  It comes in a variety of fun summer colors!  Our new frozen pops washi tape is perfect for summer!

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:11:40 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=880 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=880 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
Added Class - BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS! butterflies and blossoms

Flowers, butterflies, dies, stamps and sequins create fresh spring-into-summer cards for all occasions.  Color-splashed backgrounds, Jean’s cool techniques and great designs transform paper and inks into special cards for anyone and everyone.  Please bring a waterbrush if you have one - and a small paper trimmer.  Taught by Jean Okimoto of the Memory Box Design Team.  $35  10:30-12:30     Sat, June 13     Tukwila  206.901.9101

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:48:40 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=875 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=875 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
DEAR LIZZY SERENDIPITY DIES Love this flower die set from Dear Lizzy!  It's perfect to decorate a card or a package!  For the package below, I used a bright pink tissue paper and these 3-D stickers for the center of the flower.  They are called chalk badges and are self-adhesive.  They come in a package with a variety of styles.

I used both card stock and tissue paper for the thank you card with the black and white washi tape.  It gave the flower some dimension using the two types of textures.

When I was making these cards, the gold hello was one of my favorite cards of the day!  Thanks to Becca, who works in the store, I was introduced to a new product called Glitter Paste by Bo Bunny.  It's so pretty and so easy to use!  I would have never guessed that this product would dry and turn out looking so beautiful! First, I die cut the hello die onto a sheet of plain plastic.  We sell it in sheets and you can create your own stencils with it!  I set aside the "hello" that was die cut and now use the sheet as my stencil.  I fill in the space with the paste using a small flat spatula.  I remove the sheet and then my word is left on the paper and I wait for it to dry.  It's simply amazing and doesn't curl your paper either!  This is going to be used a lot during the holidays.

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 22:11:48 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=862 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=862 cindi@impresscardsandcrafts.com (Cindi Nelson) Cindi Nelson
AVERY ELLE DAY! with Heather Campbell We have a new Avery Elle release coming!

On Saturday June 6th, we'll have a release party at both stores and all Avery Elle will be 10% off. Heather, one of the designers, will be teaching this class at our Tukwila store.


Sweet and Simple Cards

Come play and create a collection of fresh, sweet and simple cards using brand new stamps from Avery Elle's summer release.  Heather Campbell, one of Avery Elle's designers, will share tips and techniques for stamping, die cutting and embellishing your projects to create colorful and happy master pieces.  ($32.00)  *please bring detail scissors, adhesive and small paper trimmer.  Saturday, June 6th 10:00 - 12:00.  Call 206.901.9101 to save your spot!

Fri, 29 May 2015 15:12:17 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=856 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=856 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
GREETINGS FROM SEATTLE class - this weekend jean's seattle class

Jean has done it again!  In this class you will create 5 fresh, stylish cards reflecting the beauty and diversity of our city.  Capture the icons, landmarks and quirky qualities that make Seattle so special - and the perfect backdrop for great greetings.  Please bring a waterbrush if you have one - and a small paper trimmer.  $35

10:30-12:30     Sun, May 31st  - call our Tukwila store to register 206.901.9101

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:46:09 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=852 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=852 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
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.

teacher web

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