Saturday, August 31, 2019

Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration - Day One

starts today!
 Each day (today and tomorrow) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. 

Each designer's blog will have a $25 gift certificate 
to give away for the event.  The more you comment
 through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!

 All comments for both of the event days will be open 
until Thursday September 5th at midnight CT. 
All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.

All of the new dies are available now! 
You can find them all HERE
at the Impression Obsession store.

AND...YES, the 25% off store-wide sale also applies to 
all of the items you order from this release,
 through September 2nd, as well!

Now, on to my three projects for today.  
I have a card, and a pencil box and covered note pad. 
Full directions for each are written individually below.

Project 1:  Black-Eyed Susan fall card

Impression Obsession dies/stamps links:
Black-Eyed Susan DIE851-ZZ
Seasons  SSDIE-083-N
Wacky Stitched Circles DIE837-YY
Every Season D20355 (stamp inside)

I'm over-the-top excited about this die set!  I love black-eyed susans, and the way these dies fit together to create the detail on the finished flowers.  My head is swimming with ideas on different ways to use these flowers!

I started with a white A2 card, and added a black die cut circle from the Wacky Stitched Circles die set.  I cut a strip of black and white patterned paper at a diagonal, and added that strip along the left edge.

I die-cut the flowers in the Black Eyed Susan die set from  white card stock.  I used Copic markers to color the petals and leaves, and the detail parts.  Once I had them all colored, I assembled the flowers. I wanted the colors to be strong and vibrant against the black, so I went with bright yellows, oranges, reds, and greens.  

I added the flowers to the card front, along the left edge of the black circle.  I die-cut the word Fall, from the Seasons die set, in white card stock.  I added the die cut word to the design.  A couple of liquid enamel dots add the finishing embellishment touch.

I used the negative portions of the flowers to sponge distress ink through, then added a soft background by brushing the inks onto the background.  I stamped the Every Season verse, then added white die cut layered flowers.

Projects 2 & 3:  Pencil Box and Covered Note Pad

Pencil Favor Box DIE867-UU
Stitch Tag DIE874-Y
Alphabet Plain UC DIE158-H

I used some coordinating double sided patterned paper card stock to die cut the Pencil Favor Box and the panel for the case front.  This way, the pieces coordinate from the front and back.  For example, the inside of the pencil case, and the inside cover of the note pad cover match and coordinate with the rest of the projects.  I assembled the case.  The scores appear in the die cut, which makes it easy to fold and assemble.  For the front panel, I cut two patterns, and used one on top and one on bottom, with a strip of paper between them wrapped around the box.  A flower embellishment and pearl finish off the box.

I used colored pencils in my box.  You could use plain pencils in a coordinating color, or you can cover pencils with a strip of coordinating paper wrapped around and secured.

For the note pad, I used a 4 1/2" x 3" note pad, and made a cover for it.  There is no pattern for this cover, I just cut a piece of patterned paper 6"x 3 1/8".  I laid the note pad onto this paper, with the back side up, and scored it along the top of the pad in front and back.  I wrapped the paper around to the back of the pad, and glued the 2" bit to the cardboard backing.  I cut another piece of pp t 6 x 3 1/8" and adhered that over the back cardboard, covering up the 2" piece hanging over.  

I cut pieces from the Stitch Tag Die set and added them to the front.  For the word NOTES, I die cut letters from the Alphabet Plain Upper Case die set, and added them to the banner across the tag. 

I hope you are inspired by my projects today.  I tried to make a video, and quickly determined there are a couple of items I need before I continue.  I will try taking sequential pictures of my process for the note pad cover.  I will update this post with them when I am finished.  Let me know if you are interested, and I will let you know when that happens.

Now, hop on over to Susan Wymer's blog for her amazing projects.  Here are links to the other designer's blogs:

Lynda Pleckan  You are HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits and your encouraging comments. 



  1. Love your notebook and pencil holder- perfect for back to school.

  2. I know I call them sunflowers and they really are the daisy, but by whatever name, those yellow flowers are awesome!

  3. Awesome projects with the new dies! I am in love with the Black-Eyed Susan dies! Beautiful detail!

  4. So elegant! These make me miss your classes even more than I did. I love the thought that went into not only the outside of the cards, but the insides of them as well. The "V" cut in the pencil box is also just a perfect detail.

  5. Your flowers look just wonderful. And I really like the note pad idea...

  6. Lynda, I just love the Black-Eyed Susan card!!! The vibrant colors, the composition, and the inside!! Beautiful card!

  7. Oh my gosh Lynda, I just love your cards! The fall one just really pops and the other is delicately beautiful. Wow! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  8. The flowers are GORGEOUS but I really like the cute little notes creation you made!

  9. Fabulous creations and
    love the colors you used
    for the Black Eye Susan
    Carla from Utah

  10. Lynda, your Black Eyed Susan's look SPECTACULAR!!! LOOOVE the colors & layers! AND the inside of your card, as well!!! Your Tablet & Pencil holder look FAB too!!!! A SUPER JOB on your projects!!!!!!!! ;)<3 (I think EVERYONE is going to want those Black Eyed Susan's!) ;)

  11. Those flowers are just gorgeous!! Love your fun pencil box
    and note pad; great ideas!

  12. Love the background of your second card. What a great use of the negative portions of the flowers. The card is just lovely.

  13. The black-eyed susan card is so bright and captivating. I would be interested to see a video on how the note pad was done. Also the pencil holder is so pretty.

  14. Gorgeous Fall card and adorable pencil box and notepad.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

  15. I like all the projects you shared today. I especially loved the layers with the black eyed Susan card... so pretty!!!

  16. Your crafted projects are amazing, as always. The notebook cover and pencil box are so unique. Thanks for sharing everything. This promises to be a great release.

  17. Beautiful cards and I love the note pad. The all white flower against the yellow on the card is so elegant looking.

  18. Those black eyed Susan’s are awesome!!!

  19. Wow, Lynda, your projects are a stand out! Your bright, happy flowers are wonderful, as is the fun pencil box and notebook! What a super new release! Thanks so much for sharing the great inspiration!

  20. A beautiful fall card and a practical project too! Very inspiring!

  21. Fantastic fall colours on these projects! They are terrific!

  22. Gorgeous floral cards! Brilliant idea to use the negative as a stencil!!! The pencil favor box makes me wish my boy was still in school. Well, he is technically still in school but you don't make favor boxes for college kids!!! LOL

  23. Awesome projects! My favorite is your gorgeous card! I love the black circle behind the Black-Eyed Susans and that strip down the left side is perfect!

  24. Lovely fall card. I also like how you finished the inside of the card. The pencil box and notebook combo would make a fun gift.

  25. Pretty Fall card and love the matching notepad and pencil box.

  26. The pencil box and notepad are so cute! And the card is beautiful - I love the inside.

  27. super work - your sunflowers are just so pretty - thanks for sharing


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