Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Elegant Christmas from Creative Impressions

Creative Impressions Felt Shapes POP against a gold embossed card front.

Mini gold star sit atop each ornament and add a little sparkle to a "Merry Christmas" sentiment on Twill message ribbon.  Can you tell I LUUUUUV those message ribbons??

Merry Creative Christmas!

Creative Impressions Products used:
Felt Shapes Christmas Ornaments - 63121
1/2" Twill Expressions Merry Christmas - 80464
Metal Finish Paper Fasteners/Gold Mini Star - 91022


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Merry & Bright Christmas to You from Creative Impressions!

Creative Impressions Felt Shapes make creating a simple, fun card pack a punch!  

I stamped a Christmas tag with a My Sentiments Exactly red rubber stamp.  I used a Perfect Ink pen to dab the word "Merry" and sprinkled red embossing powder.  A "merry & bright" banner is secured with one white mini brad.  The background is created with the same tag stamp, clear embossing ink, and clear embossing powder.

Wishing you a merry & bright Christmas,
The Creative Impressions Design Team

Creative Impressions Products used:
My Sentiment Exactly V160
Merry & Bright Ribbon Expressions - 80333
White Mini Round - 90111 (also available in Primary Mini Round Asst. 90170)
Felt Shapes Christmas Asst. - 63120


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Joy of Christmas

A darling Christmas card for you today from guest designer Jan Weideman.

The pretty background reminds one of a brilliant winter sunrise.  Swirl ribbon suggests the swirling, falling snowflakes.  A few of the snowflakes are popped out for dimension.

This is an elegant Christmas card yet easy enough to make a dozen on a cozy winter afternoon!
Thanks, Jan!

Creative Impressions products used for this card:
Shimmer Snowflakes - Medium Winter 63020
Shimmer Snowflakes - Large Winter 63021
White 1/2" Swirl Organdy Ribbon - 70316


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

HI! from Creative Impressions

I've filed this one under "Why Didn't I Think of This??"

How adorable is this idea? Guest designer Jan Frances is on deck again this time with another winner!  Super cute alphabet clear stamp set with the letters H & I highlighted.  Add a felt blossoms flower with a bling center and you're all set.

Couldn't be simpler and sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient!

Creative Impressions Products used for this card:
Creative Impressions (MSE) Clear Stamp Set "Color Upper" - Y509
Heritage Felt Blossoms & Leaves - 62202
Pastel Small Iridescent & Transparent Blossoms & Leaves - 61001


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Happy Day!

 I'm making faux flowers again and this time with Creative Impressions Thin Jute twine.  There are lots of color options.  I found a couple of YouTube videos to create these fun flowers, which I'll share below.

So many options for your flower centers on these cuties!

I always have a bit of cheesecloth handy to add a subtle layer behind resin buttons.
The button is tied with some white embroidery thread.

White resin button and a touch of bling!

You can use this technique with Bakers Twine, too.  The flower centers are very pretty and the stitching is easy to make even and neat.

The leaf is just a snip of jumbo ric rak, folded over & stapled.

Wishing you a creative and happy day!

Creative Impressions Products used:
Thin Twine
Yellow & White Daisy - 90662
White Resin Buttons - 51000
Black Web Ribbon - 70186
Gray & White Baker's twine
Olive Jumbo Cotton Rick Rack - 70852

Links for twine flowers tutorials:
(I found this one created a prettier flower but took a little more practice to master.
The second one is easier and if you add a flower center, looks pretty much the same.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021


Darn cute card from the lovely and talented Jan Francis!
This black & white gingham check ribbon is perfect for a perfectly masculine card.

Thanks, Jan!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Autumn Mosaic

How fun is this??

Grab some paper or fabric squares and create a mosaic with Creative Impressions embellishments.  Creative Impressions Heritage Colors are so great for this time of year and make it super easy to mix and match all kinds of elements for an interesting effect.

I used navy blue Felt Blossoms with an embossed jumbo fastener.  I cut out some leaves from 3/4" Blank Twill ribbon. (Product list and item numbers can be found below.)

Words cut from twill message ribbon, a mini safety pin, 
and a tiny bit of grosgrain ribbon for added color.

Gold oak leaves and three navy mini brads.  It takes so little for each square of the mosaic!  But quilted all together, they make the statement.

The metal leaves are available in different colors and finishes.  Antique copper here.

More felt blossoms and a mix of maple & oak leaves.

I completely love these dragonflies.  I use them constantly!

Fun to cut up message ribbons and use the words in whatever shape you need.

Sweet heart with mix of ribbons, colors & textures.

Savor the season, my friends.
Happy autumn and happy Thanksgiving!


Creative Impressions products used for the project:
Medium Felt Blossoms & Leaves - Heritage 62102
3/4" Blank Twills - Natural 80490
Jumbo Paper Fasteners
3/8" Twill Expressions - Falling Leaves 80462
1/8" Blank Grosgrain Ribbon - Yellow 70502
Safety Pins - Heritage Asst. 84566
Antique Oak Leaf Asst. - 95560
Heritage Mini Rounds - 90191
3/8" Twill Expressions - Autumn Splendor 80461
Autumn Oak Leaf Asst. - 90684
Brushed Copper Dragonfly - 97005
 3/8" Double Stitch Grosgrain - Tan with Brown
3/8" Twill Expressions - Cute as a Button 80452
Resin Button Asst. - Marigold 51009
Thin Twine - Navy 80602
3/8" Twill Expressions - A Heart Full 80468
1/2" Blank Twills - Caramel 80508
Antique Copper Country Heart - 93003
2" Web Ribbon - Orange 70181
Metal Loops - Heritage Rounds 84457
3/8" Twill Expressions - Enjoy Relax Savor 80433