Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy 29th Anniversary Art Impressions!!

Hello Ai fans!

Today is an amazingly happy day!!
We're celebrating Art Impressions 29th Anniversary!!
Can you believe it?
They don't look a day over 25!

I made 3 different projects to help celebrate the occasion.

My first of course was the Ai 29 card.  There will be a mini tutorial on this further down in the post.

The second was a birthday card...

The last was a little gift bag.

Ai images and sentiments used were...

PS0919 - Ai Celebrate (available in wood mount at A.C. Moore)
(Hobby Lobby) Ai Girlfriends: 1170471-Live Laugh Love Clear Stamps

Now for my mini tutorial.
As you probably know Ai recently released two new "belly band" dies.

They're beautiful as is but did you ever think there may be more to them?
Why not use them as a border or some sort of other accent on your card or scrapbook page?

First I cut a piece of paper shorter than the die.

Next I cut  a piece of a different color paper to glue behind it for contrast.

Lastly I cut it to the size that fit my card.

Isn't that cool?  From clasp keeper to card border.

Oh...and look!  It can also be made into a banner!

My next project was a simple little gift bag.  I just used a template and threw it together in no time flat.  Can't you just see this filled with some candy?  It makes the sentiment that much funnier!

The last thing I made to celebrate the occasion was a birthday card.

Copics used: 

E00, E02, E37, E77,  E93, E97,
C1, C3,
G21, YG11, YG63, YG67
B21, B93, 

This is the inside of my easel card.


Karen Day said...

Great projects, Renee!! I love your sparkly letters/numbers - and the great way to use the clasp die :o)

Kerry said...

Renee, this is awesome! What an awesome way to use the border die! Stunning projects!