Thursday, December 18, 2014

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Last Minute Holiday Gifts

It's our last challenge of the year, and the Impression Obsession team is sharing ideas for a last minute holiday gift item. Gift cards are always a great last-minute go-to, and creative presentation is always a plus.

 I used the Gift Card Insert 1 die to add some slits to a Mitten die cut - it's a great fit for this larger die. I'm actually a huge fan of gift cards since I'm insanely practical... I think the gift of allowing someone to shop for exactly what they want or need is incredibly thoughtful. I also love the challenge of spending those cards down to the last penny. :)

To create a cuff for the mitten, I turned the die around and created a sort of rectangle.

I cut two Large Bows and trimmed the tails off for the decoration. I also used the Button set (threaded with paper strips) and the Pine Pair dies.

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Ellen @ The Serendipitous Stamper
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps! See the I.O. blog for all the details - you might even win a $25 gift certificate!! For those who join us regularly - we'd love to express our thanks for your support, and we wish you a very merry Christmas! We can't wait to show you all the new stamp designs coming in 2015!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Now I know what to do with that big stocking die. thanks.

  2. Great idea to use the mitten die cut as a shopping card holder.

  3. You are such a clever girl! Love it!!

  4. great idea, and so easy!

  5. What a great idea for a last=minute gift. Thanks.

  6. Your art makes my heart sing.