en-US Impress Impress Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:43:45 +0000 http://fishpig.co.uk/magento/wordpress-integration/?v= http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/ Inchie Arts We were thrilled when Lisa Lee from Inchie Arts asked us if we wanted to participate in her "12 Days of Trees" for the month of December!  Check out her blog for the detailed instructions and to see what other companies/artists have came up with!  We love using Inchie products so we knew this was a challenge we could easily do!

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We used the 4" squares and the 1" squares for the two projects.  It's fun to see different projects using the same tree stamp!  Thanks again Lisa for asking us to participate!



Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:14:28 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=626 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=626 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Do you want to build a snowman with Amber We are so fortunate to have such a great group of creative talent on our design team.  If you shop at our University Village store then you are probably familiar with Amber and already know just how talented she is!  We love her sense of style and we were so excited to see what she would come up with when she took on this clear stamp challenge.  I think you will be just as impressed as we are.  Here's some step by step pictures on how she builds her snowman!


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Thank you Amber for sharing all of these great ideas!  The winter class schedule will be posted soon and I'm sure Amber has some creative classes scheduled for the session!



Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:04:37 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=612 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=612 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Berries & Boughs We are excited to post this adorable card by our extremely talented Jean Okimoto.  Jean used the Impress botantical wreath clear set to make the tic-tac-toe.  We are always inspired with what Jean creates!  It's easier than ever to make perfect tags for cards or packages.  Jean used the die set from Penny Black.  Not only do you get an oversized tag die, this set includes several other die shapes - all in one.



We are wrapping up our class session for the end of the year but be sure and check back soon.  Our new class schedule will be up on the website for January, February and March.  Jean will be teaching several wonderful classes!

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:50:09 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=606 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=606 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Do you want to build a snowman? Shari, one of our design team members, hit it out of the park with these cute samples!  She made several adorable cards using our "build a snowman" clear stamp set.






Enjoy!  Thanks for checking in!

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:17:09 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=587 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=587 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
WINTER BLISS CLASS! Treat yourself to a relaxing un-holiday class!  Make six all-occasion cards and chose the perfect greeting for the finishing touch.  Pretty colors, glitter, Jean's cool techniques, stamps, dies and stencils create a refreshing break from the holiday rush.  Please bring a small paper trimmer. $35.00.  Saturday, December 13th from 10:30 - 12:30.  Call the Tukwila store to register 206.901.9101


This looks like a great class that you won't want to miss!

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:06:12 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=582 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=582 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Cyber Monday sale! cyber monday

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  It's December 1st and we are ready for our Cyber Monday sale!  Be sure to check out all of the new things we've added to the store.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 18:39:32 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=579 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=579 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Cardinal stickers  

cardinalWe love these new cardinal stickers and couldn't resist adding them to this branch over wood grain patterned paper.  We created the wood grain by using a embossing folder and then rubbed our favorite silver gelato over the raised part.  This card has a few steps but the end result is worth it!  We have a new gelato set that arrived this week!  Come in our store and take a look at all the beautiful colors!


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:06:25 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=573 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=573 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Photo cards - easy as 1,2,3 Amber, one of our design team members shared her holiday photo card with us.  Besides being a mom and working at Impress two days a week,  Amber is a photographer.  She took this shot of her daughter and then had the photo professionally printed on matte paper. To embellish, she then embossed the greeting stamp with white embossing powder and added a metallic touch using a Savvy DIY wreath die and mirror paper. Thanks for sharing Amber.


Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:36:41 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=557 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=557 az@impresscardsandcrafts.com (ann) ann
Penguin Mania! We're crazy for penguins at Impress.  Come make 6 holiday cards with these lovable creatures using stamps from Mama Elephant, Savvy and Impress. You'll use glitter, tape, dies, fun embellishments and more. These cards will add some whimsy to your holiday season! Taught by Shari Acuff. $30.00 Tukwila - Nov. 29th. 2:00 - 4:00


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:35:37 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=566 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=566 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar
Washi tape just arrived! We love washi tape and get so excited when a new shipment arrives!  There's always a few new one's in the box that we haven't carried before.  I think this black typewriter tape is one of my favorites from the season.


You may notice on the snowglobe card that the tape doesn't look as wide.  You're right,  I ended up trimming it!  It looks a little better with it not being so wide and it's easy to do with your scissors.  I think this tape could be fun on a tag or a small package.  Thanks for visiting!

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:27:27 +0000 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=552 http://www.impresscardsandcrafts.com/blog/?p=552 kiran@oztek.in (Kiran Kumar) Kiran Kumar