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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Day 2~Impression Obsession Spring Die Hop


Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession 2014 Spring Die Hop!
We have some beautiful new dies share AND Gift Certificates to give away each day!!!
The hop will start each day with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST. Each day pay us a visit here and then head over and see our fabulous IO Design Team’s projects with our new dies on their blogs (only one comment per blog per day please). The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
Every day (Tuesday, March 25th – Thursday, March 27th) one of the blogs will be chosen randomly and a winner will be selected from comments on that blog at 10pm CT. The winner will be announced the following day along with the participating blogs for that day.
Two prizes will be awarded on the last day of the hop. One will be for Thursday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week.
So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!
Both Thursday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Friday.
If you have any questions please email Jeanne.
All of the new dies you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW!
 Impression Obsession Blog

On to my projects.... 

Today I have more quick and easy CAS cards to share.  Until I have my back surgery that is all that can come out of my craft room.  That is one reason I love dies so much, you can create something fast that still looks great!

I paired Thanks Word DIE162-A with Floral Lace Heart DIE054-S for a 5 minute card.  The heart was sponged with Memento Rose Bud ink and popped up over an embossed panel that has been sponged with VersaMagic Pixie Dust around the edges. The "Thanks word has been attached with a mini glue pen. A few rhinestones and some ribbon to finish it off.
 


This next card is also a super quick!  I paired Lg. Bird on Branch DIE161-N with Tiny Flowers DIE140-D.


Precious Treasure B13027 was stamped with Delicata Shimmery Silver ( It didn't show up well in the photo) on a paper doily. The edges of the kraft card stock was sponged with Memento Toffee Crunch and some silver ribbon and tiny pearls were added.

 
Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!!
Ellen 

87 comments:

  1. Bea-u-ti-ful! all fab cards, but I think my fave is the bird on the doily. tfs Jess

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  2. Love your creations, especially the bird on the doily. Super idea !! Thanks for sharing !!!

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  3. Beautiful cards. Love the word die a lot. Have that gorgeous heart which I love and the bird on a branch is awesome especially with the addition of your cute little flowers on a doily, lovely.

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  4. Wow! Love both cards! That lace heart....so pretty!!

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  5. They're both beautiful, Ellen. I'm a bird lover but who doesn't love a lace heart? I sure do.
    Oh no....back surgery? Hope it is soon and very successful.

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  6. Love the bird card and how it stands out against the lace background.
    PH

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  7. Both of these are beautiful! Love the colors.

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  8. Both cards are elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I am loving the bird on a branch die!

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  10. Wow, those are two beautiful cards. Nice and clean. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. WOW... Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  12. J'adore ! C'est vraiment très joli !

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  13. Just love the silhouette of the bird on the branches-it just pops!! Gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Both are elegant and GORGEOUS!!! I must have that bird die!!

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  15. Beautiful cards--my favorite is the one with the bird.

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  16. Wow you're cards are so beautiful!

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  17. Love the flowers that make up the heart details, and the great font on the sentiment! Love the second card, the doily is a great backdrop for the die and like the little flowers added!

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  18. Beautiful cards and I love fast and easy. Hope your back issues are resolved soon.

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  19. This bird die was already on my wish list, and you made it that much more tempting! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Oh my. Both of these cards are really beautiful, and I am in need of CAS lately. Thanks for these. Oh, but I will have to get some of these dies first!!!!

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  21. Both of your cards are elegant. TFS.

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  22. These are stunning Ellen. I love your elegant designs with such fabulous die cuts and gorgeous colours too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  23. Wonderful cards!

    Hugs, Claudia

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  24. The heart die is beautiful!

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  25. If I were choosing I would have to say the neutral tones and bird and branch silhouette are my favorite. Lovely
    Kate

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  26. OMG both cards are FABULOUS Ellen! Thanks for wonderful inspiration and I hope your back pain is minimal today!

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  27. I loved both of your cards. I did really like the bird on the branch, I am so looking for Spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I like that you added the black to the heart card...adds a touch of sophistication to it. Love the neutrals on the bird on a branch card. Both cards are beautiful.

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  29. Both are just wonderful! Love those dies you used too.
    Lynn

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  30. Love both of these. The heart looks so delicate.

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  31. The heart is so elegant. Love the colored flowers embellishing the branch. Both cards are great.

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  32. Beautiful cards! Especially the second one!

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  33. 2 gorgeous cards Ellen.

    gr karin

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  34. gorgeous cards, I like the bird and branch. It's such a good vintage creation. I love the doily, and the bird accent. An that silver bow for a antique look.

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  35. Both cards are beautiful! I love how you colored the heart die cut and how you paired the bird with something as soft as the doily. TFS!

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  36. Beautiful cards both striking in their own way. Thanks for sharing..

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  37. I ADORE all of these dies, and your cards are STUNNING! You gals are KILLING me with these new products, I want so much!

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  38. Very lovely cards!!! I'm addicted to dies because they do make such quick cards but the cards always have a wow factor even though they are so quick to make.

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  39. Love them both! The floral heart is a favourite die of mine, and I love how you used it to make this sweet and very effective thank-you card. I'm so glad IO is doing word dies now, they are so awesome on cards. The bird card is just so elegant and fabulous. Beautiful work!

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  40. Love the floral heart die, it is so pretty and feminine

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  41. Lovely cards! The heart die is gorgeous with all that beautiful floral detail, and the bird on branch silhouette is so pretty! Lots of great details on your cards with the embellishments.

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  42. I like the dies and the cards you made with them.

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  43. Both are really gorgeous!! The first is very feminine and elegant, and the second is so warm and cozy!!

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  44. what a beautiful card. just my style. thanks for sharing

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  45. Both cards are beautiful and elegant....nicely done!!! Great use of the dies!!!
    Jan

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  46. Two gorgeous cards Ellen, so elegant, I love the soft pinks on the first one.
    Pauline
    x

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  47. The bird silhouette is my favorite but, both cards are beautiful!

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  48. Stunning. Cannot wait yo get some of the dies

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  49. These are both soooo beautiful!

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  50. Great cards! I love your pink heart with the ribbon and gems. And I love the look of the silver, kraft, black and white, very trendy combo. I really like this new bird die. And I am so sorry to hear that you have to have back surgery. You will have to let us know your progress. I hope you will start to feel better. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  51. I'm loving the word dies and the image dies as well. Your cards are darling.

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  52. The flower heart is just beautiful. What a soft, lovely card.

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  53. The dies you used are stunning! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

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  54. So pretty - I love both cards! The heart is gorgeous and so is the bird on the branch. Love the use of the doily, and your ribbon on both cards is beautiful!

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  55. Such elegant and romantic cards.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  56. Your clean and simple designs make it clear that things do not need to be complicated to be beautiful and elegant. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  57. Absolutely stunning creations, I so love the the elegance and colours chosen with the bird silhouette, So my favourite

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  58. They're both pretty, but the bird card is outstanding.

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  59. The bird on a branch is very elegant

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  60. I'll be MORE than happy to take care of all your IO dies while you're recuperating!!! ;) These may be CAS but they are fantastic!! The IO dies are wonderful!!!

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  61. What beautiful cards! I especially love the heart doily card...it's just so soft and feminine!

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  62. Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the bird and how you added blossoms to the branch. The doily is a lovely addition too.

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  63. Beautiful cards! I especially love the second one with the silver!

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  64. Two gorgeous cards! Love the doily and the bird die!

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  65. Super gorgeous cards, love them both.

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  66. Ooooh! I really love your bird on a branch card - it's gorgeous!

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  67. Beautiful cards! Hard to pick a favorite as they are both wonderful!!

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  68. The pink heart is stunning and I absolutely love the elegant bird card....

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  69. Both cards are beautiful. I especially love the bird silhouette against the doily. I love the colors you chose. The bows on both cards are wonderful.

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  70. Beautiful cards! My favourite is the bird card, that die is on my list. With the thanks card did you use a doily for the background or is it die cut? Thank you for sharing today.
    Jacquelene L
    Canada

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    1. I meant on the bird card did you use a doily not on the Thanks card. Sorry for the confusion
      Jacquelene L

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    2. Yes Jacquelene the bird card has a doily......I get them from a local restuarant. You just can't beat the price of free! Thanks for your kind comment!

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  71. So pretty, I really like the little flowers you added to the bird. I have the heart die I may need to steel your card idea

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  72. Love the quick and easy. So crisp and clean looking yet they say it all.

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  73. Lovely projects! I'm so diggin' all the new dies.

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  74. Two beauties...love the dies you've combined to make these gorgeous designs! Hopefully your wait for surgery isn't too long! Take care!!!

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  75. Another set of gorgeous classy cards - I love the font on the Thanks and the bird on a branch looks super in silhouette.

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  76. Oh these are both so pretty! I love those dies!!!!! :)

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  77. The contrast makes both cards very striking.

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  78. I love the way you used the die and doily together! Now that's a title for a challenge--Die and Doily! That heart/thanks card is a WOW as well! TFS! kReN

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