Thursday, October 30, 2014

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Thursday }

It is my turn today to share a project I made using Impression Obsession dies.  Here is what I created. My inspiration came from a printable that Jen has for a download on her blog.  I used my silhouette cameo for the words and IO dies for the rest.

Halloween clipboard art 2 by Daniela Dobson

I started with a piece of chalkboard paper. The clipboard I had for ever. Seriously. I was going to alter it at some point, but now I think I will create a peace of art for each season and just change it out.

Like I said, I cut the words using my silhouette cameo. I had some adhesive patterned paper which made the words adhere to the paper easier. There is some texture to the chalkboard paper and the letters weren’t really adhered. Once I had all the die cuts in place I added a coat of Mod Podge. That sealed everything. I used a sponge applicator to add some texture to the background with Mod Podge.

I haven’t found a permanent place for this project, but for now it is on my mantle.

Halloween clipboard art by Daniela Dobson

Here are the dies I used.

Halloween Set


Halloween Hill Die

Witch Flying

I created another little project two years ago using the same Halloween Hill Die. I display it every year. You can check out the details in my blog post here.

I am linking the clipboard art project to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Have a great Thursday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

{ Christmas Wishes gift ideas }

I wanted to share two holiday gift ideas using our new Technique Tuesday stamps and dies.

The Ghirardelli box is very easy and a perfect little gift for that someone special.

Merry days open by Daniela Dobson

I used Christmas Wishes stamp set, brand new, in the store. I stamped one of the circles and used a scalloped punch to punch it out. I stamped the ornament on a one inch circle that I cut with Circles - DIY Steel Dies. I colored the ornament with watercolor crayons. It is popped up with 3D foam adhesive from Therm O Web.

Merry days box  by Daniela Dobson

This adorable paper is from Elle’s Studio Good Cheer collection. I was able to fit 3 Ghirardelli Dark and Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Squares.

Merry days inside by Daniela Dobson

I used Christmas Wishes stamp set on this little gift card holder, as well. I stamped it and die cut it with Circles - DIY Steel Dies. The circle is just folded over the top of the Story Card - DIY Steel Die. I cut two story cards. One from white cardstock and one from patterned paper. I am using the new Pull Strip - DIY Steel Die that you can actually pull open to reveal a gift inside (gift card or money).

I stamped the pull strip and the front of the story card with Christmas Borders. To embellish the front I used Torn Spiral Edge - DIY Steel Die

Ho ho ho gift holder by Daniela Dobson

Looking for a fun way to spruce up your holiday packages? Be sure to check out the New for 2014 page on the Technique Tuesday website. We've got a number of holiday stamps that are perfect to use for making accents to decorate holiday packages with.

Have a great Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

{ Die cutting Saturday–cut file 001 }

I know it’s not Saturday, but Paper Issues has a new monthly challenge - Die Cutting Saturday. Each month they will be sharing a free Silhouette cut file with a challenge to use it on a project. You can download your free file on their blog.

Here is what I came up with. I took only one of the six corner circles and enlarged them to fit my page. I used the knife tool to cut just the parts I needed. I cut it out from patterned paper that I have been hoarding. I had an idea to use some of my old rub-ons that I had put away and had to look for. Some of these are really old: Urban Lilly, Basic Grey, Bo Bunny and Scenic Route.

Living in the moment by Daniela Dobson

I used some of the brand new stamps from Technique Tuesday - Having Some Fun, Living and Laughing and Folding Banners - Fresh Cut Studio - October 2014. There is a new date stamp called Many Months that has beautiful font. I stamped the sayings on die cut vellum and tags from Elle’s Studio.
I added the rub-ons to the empty circles on the left side. The one on the right bottom corner has a star, but since it didn’t go with my layout I just covered it up with one of the other circle.

Living in the moment close by Daniela Dobson

I used a mixture of things, some new and some very old (rub-ons), but it all worked together. I love the black and hot pink together. It’s been a long time since I did a page just for me.

Living in the moment close 2 by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. If you want to play along check out their blog and download the free file. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge–Shades of Fall }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Shades of Fall!

Our challenge starts today, October 16, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, October 22, at 10 PM.

Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between October 16-22. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

This time I did not make a card. I was looking on Pinterest for a teacher gift idea and I came across these little mini coffee cups. Looks like they were really popular last year in the Stampin’ Up world, but I totally missed them. I fell in love and had to get some and make cute little gifts.

Mini coffee cup gift set by Daniela Dobson

I stamped my white cardstock with Cover-a-card Broken Chainlink and added Cover-a-Card Wood Grain with some color shine. Then I added a strip of patterned paper at the top. There might be a pattern out there, but I just traced my cup on a piece of paper to make the template. I will transfer it into my silhouette so I can cut it in the future.

Mini coffee cup by Daniela Dobson

I used a leaf from Hydrangea Set Die to cut two leaves, one from a scrap piece of fabric and another one from vellum. I broke one of my Sizzix Big Shot plates while I was in the process of embossing the leaf. I made the wrong sandwich. It was time anyway. I hade them for ever and they were looking pretty bad. Amazon has them on sale right now Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair ($6.59).
I used Circle Greeting Cutout set for the tag. I punched the scalloped circle first and then taped the die to the middle and die cut the saying. I backed it with brown cardstock.
I stamped the Striped Banner several times and tucked them behind the tag with the leaves.

Mini gift set coffee cup by Daniela Dobson

I pretty much did the same thing with the tag that I cut out from the rest of the stamped cardstock. I added a little doily on the bottom. You could add a little note to this with the gift.

Mini gift set tag by Daniela Dobson

What is inside you ask? Some very delicious chocolate I found. Caramel Brownie. Four of them fit perfectly. Just enough for a little treat. These little cups can be filled with whatever you want and they are perfect for any occasion.

Mini coffee cup gift set chocolate by Daniela Dobson

They are delicious!
Lindt Chocolate - Hello My Name Is "Caramel Brownie" Little Bits To Go, 4.2oz., (2 Pack)

Mini coffee cup gift set Lindt chocolate by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

I hope you play along.

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Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson -------> you are here
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo