Thursday, March 17, 2011

Impression Obsession Anything But a Card Challenge

Good morning everyone, it's time again for an Impression Obsession challenge. This week we were to create anything but a card. Fun! I love to make 3D projects, but don't do them as often as I'd like. They take up a lot more storage space than cards, lol. I decided to make a sweet little chipboard coaster calendar, perfect for your desk at work.

I used this adorable little Watermelon Bug background stamp by Leigh Hannan. It's so cute! I stamped it in black pigment ink then heat embossed it. I spritzed a little Gimmer Mist all over it for some shimmer. Then I went back and colored it in with some reinkers and an SU marker.

The daisy was created from an SU daisy die out of crepe paper that I also spritzed with Glimmer Mist. So pretty!

To assemble the calendar after I decorated the front and inside of the coaster, I just punched some holes along the top with a Crop-a-dile and threaded some ribbon through both. The calendar was printed from a template I found on Splitcoast Stampers. I cut them all to size, sandwiched them between two pieces of scrap chipboard and applied a thin layer of white glue along the top. After the glue dried, I carefully tore off the top piece of chipboard and adhered the calendar to the inside.
This was a pretty simple project that would make a really cute gift, maybe along with a pretty pen and a notebook.

Now head on over to the other DT's blogs for more inspiration, then create your own project to submit for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Impression Obsession H2438
Ink: Versamark, Glimmer Mists
Paper: Coasters, PTI, Stardream, water color paper
Tools & Accessories: Embossing powder, SU marker, Crop-a-dile, ribbon, Tonic corner rounder, SU daisy die, Marvy mini flower punch, rhinestone


  1. Wow, amazing calander. Love the colors.
    Hugs, Yvon

  2. Now that is absolutely gorgeous!! and how clever with the flower too!!! Love those colors!

  3. What a wonderful little calendar! Love the BG you did and the colors, so cheerful. 8-)

  4. So cute and fun. I have never see that stamp before. I love it.


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