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  • Easter is on it's way!


    Are you ready for Easter? We have lots of ideas at Impress to make this holiday celebration special.  Our little clear carrot boxes are an Impress staple this time of year. How cute they look when filled with orange candy. We added a couple of green ribbons to finish off the treat. Surprise your workers or neighbors and you'll make their day.

    Here's how to make the card. Start with a white note card and then stencil it using Flora and Fauna's mini dot stencil, melon Fresh Ink and a dauber. Cut the Jumping Bunny Circle die out of white card stock and then again out of pink. Piece together so it's pink and white. The Happy Easter die is also a Memory Box die. We cut that out of a mustard yellow paper. We're loving that color combination this spring. Have you tried the diecut'n bond yet? It works great for adhering intricate dies. It's a wide roll of double-sided adhesive tape. It's paper thin and easy to use. Apply to paper or card stock before die- cutting a shape. Once cut, peel off protective backing and place shape on a project where desired.

    Thanks for checking out our project of the week.

  • Look what's blooming!


    Create beautiful and unique floral cards with just one clear stamp set! How fun. To make cards like this you simply need Flora and Fauna's clear set called Brush Petal and your favorite colors of Fresh Ink. Some of the Fresh ink colors used for these cards were blush, sugar, pink lemonade and persimmon.  Start by stamping the larger petals first, then add petals on top. On two of the cards we applied watercolor paint directly to the stamp and then stamped it on the card stock. Can you tell which cards? We loved the different look and interest it created.

    Have fun creating a garden of your own! Thanks for checking out our project of the week.

  • happy we are friends

    We're loving Flora and Fauna's new release. This is one of our favorite sets.


    We're ready for spring! We're in love with Flora and Fauna's new pencil set. .We started this project by creating a colorful background using Ranger's Distress Oxide Inks. Have you tried the new blending brushes? They're amazing to work with.  We splattered the background with white ink using a splatter brush. The white ink really pops just like the words that are embossed with white embossing powder. We didn't want a white outline around our flowers like you get when you diecut so we cut them out with a detail scissors, a must have if you want to cut fine detail.  We then watercolored the flowers using the same ink. Watercoloring with Distress Inks gives you a more traditional watercolor effect. Do this by daubing a bit of distress ink on a surface like freezer paper and then use your waterbrush to pick up the color and paint. 




  • What's new at Impress


    Dear Impress Friends,

    After 20 creative years, we’re sad to announce that we’re closing our University Village store as our lease is up. The changing nature of retail shopping makes our space there too small for the events and classes we like to offer. Our final day will be Saturday, February 23rd. We want to thank all of you who have shopped with us at that location, many of you all 20 of those years!

    The good news is we’re still open at our Tukwila store, still have a website and have lots of fun events and classes planned for 2019 so hopefully we’ll still get to see each other.

    We’re planning a party at UV for Saturday the 23rd. Please stop by and say hi to our amazing UV staff and share a memory or two with us. We’ll have a special discount for you and treats!

  • Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop

    Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (10)

    Hello! Thanks for visiting us today and joining in on the blog hop fun! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win! Today we did a fun shaker card that has almost all of the pieces pre-made so this will be the easiest shaker card you've ever made!


    These kits have note cards, the plastic for the shaker and the sequins along with a stamp set and die cuts to create a variety of cards. How appropriate to make a coffee shaker card for this hop! But you'll have to check out all of the different sets that they have. There's an ugly sweater set that is pretty cute!


    Here is the finished card! But here are the steps to create this coffee card.


    Since I used a printed paper for the backdrop, you'll want to trace the plastic shaker piece onto the printed paper and hand cut it out. Glue that to the inside of the card and place it where the cut out on the front will match when it's closed. Fill in the plastic shaker piece and it already has adhesive tape around the edges so all you have to do is remove paper and place down onto the card.


    This is a better picture showing the front of the card that is already pre-cut. You will glue the plastic shaker piece to the back of the card.


    Add a little ribbon to the handle and then we added dots for the background of the card. The NUVO Vintage Drops are NEW so we wanted to try them out. There's about 8 new colors and they dry MATTE instead of glossy. They take a little longer to dry but the colors are gorgeous.

    Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win and head back HERE to follow along on the hop! Or here is the link: #fallwinter2018clh


  • Annual Holiday Kickoff this Saturday!


  • Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

    We are on the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today! We hope you enjoy our coffee card!

    Life Happens, Coffee Helps!

    We're from Seattle so you know we like coffee at Impress. We have so much fun with our coffee cup stamp. By changing the band on the cup, it's easy to create a fun new look each time you use it. Here we used a new modern washi tape.


    Start by laying a few strips of the tape down on the card.

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    Stamp your cup over the tape and then cut out the band and attach to your card.  The wonderful border on the bottom of  this card is done with Flora and Fauna's texture set.

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    We're having an online sale May 25 - 28. With coupon "summer2018" you'll save 15% off your entire order.

    We hope you enjoyed our project. Have fun checking out the other blogs.

  • Look who's coming to Impress!

    We're so excited, Kelly Klapstein, the author of "the Art of Brush Lettering is coming to Impress to teach. Check out her instagram @kellycreates and you'll see why you won't want to miss this class!

    Beginner Brush Lettering with Kelly Creates!


    Date - Sat. July 14, 1 - 5

    Location – Impress Cards and Crafts, 120 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA  98188    

    Breathe. Write. Relax. Learn calligraphy with detailed, guided instruction from Kelly Klapstein, well-known author, teacher and Instagrammer. If you haven’t joined @kellycreates 615,000+ followers on Instagram then you’re missing out!

    In this workshop, Kelly will introduce you to brush pen techniques used to write the lowercase alphabet. Stroke by stroke, you will enjoy the peaceful and beautiful art of brush lettering with Kelly’s workbooks and pens.  This is an introductory class for those new to brush pen calligraphy. No experience is necessary.

    All supplies (over $45. retail value) are included in the price of the workshop. You’ll receive
    • Personalized name tag hand lettered by Kelly
    • Large Brush Workbook (39 worksheets included + 99 tracing sheets)
    • Grid Practice Pad
    • Tote Bag
    • Deluxe Lettering Kit in roll up canvas perfect for lettering on the go and keeping your supplies organized which includes ruler, pencil, retractable eraser, 2 black fineliners, 3 small black brush pens, 3 large brush pens and an instructional pamphlet.


    Class fee - $145.
    206.901.9101 to register


    Kelly Klapstein, the author of The Art of Brush Lettering, is a calligrapher, artist and teacher who travels the world sharing her love of letters. Her brand of Kelly Creates hand lettering products are manufactured by American Crafts and help people of all ages learn calligraphy. Kelly lives in northern Canada with her family and dog Finn, where she drinks tea, writes pretty letters and paints with watercolor.

  • We have a winner!


    Hi there!

    We are excited to announce the Impress winner of the 2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop. We are so happy you joined in on the fun.

    The winner of an Impress $25. gift certificate is Denise Ward. Contact us Denise and we'll send you your prize!

    Congratulations Denise. We hope you enjoyed the spring blog hop!

  • Two Monstera Leaf Stamps



    Amber designed this card for one of our stampers' drop in events and I wanted to share it with you. I think it's so pretty!  The outline and solid monstera leaves were stamped with Fresh ink aloe and mint. An added fun touch was Savvy's palm in vase die cut from glitter paper.

    Impress hosts Stampers' drop in events every other Wednesdays from 11 - 1 and then again from 6 - 8. Each time you'll get to make a card designed by one of our staff and enjoy a 10% off discount too!  Stop by we'd love to see you.

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