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Great Impressions Stamps–March Challenge

Today we are kicking off our new, monthly challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.   We are challenging you to be green.  Whether you use the color green or your project is green and incorporates recycling, or both, it is entirely up to you!


2013-03-03 GI Green chall mailboxes WM


For my projects, I used the stamps Mailboxes (G465) and A Little Hello (B151).   I  used the color green and recycled Starbucks coffee sleeve for my “Green” for the challenge.    I only wanted to use one word from the sentiment stamp so I stamped it on scrap paper and cut out “Hello” for sentiment.

The clouds in the background were created using the free template from Bev Rochester.

Don’t forget to link up your “Green” project at the Great Impressions Stamps blog for your chance to win a $20 Coupon Code to the Great Impressions Stamps online store or your chance to be a guest designer.  While you are there you can see plenty of inspiration from the design team and review the challenge rules. 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!





  • Stamps:  Mailboxes (G465) and A Little Hello (B151) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Close To My Heart Chocolate
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye On The Bright Side – One paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace border die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug cream seam binding, Tattered Angels Apple Glimmer Mist, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, May Arts burlap twine, misc. button

Great Impressions Stamps used.  Click on image to go to the store.




Linda said…
Amazing coloring Cheryl. That grass is gorgeous. Thanks for the cloud link.
Sue - bearhouse said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. I love the image and beautiful papers

Sue xx
Lisa said…
This is gorgeous, Cheryl!! You colored the image perfectly!! I love the dimension to the grass and the soft cloud background!! What a fabulous card!! Happy Sunday :)

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Kimberly S said…
Beautiful job Cheryl, love the sweet image! :) hugs, Kimberly
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Joan V said…
Cheryl, I just love this card. Your mail box coloring is fantastic. I just bought that stamp and now I can't wait to ink it up. Thanks for the inspiration.
Donna Mosley said…
Wonderful card Cheryl, your colouring and details are gorgeous.

Donna x
Beautiful card! Great image! Love the papers and wonderful texture! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Mian said…
What a gorgeous card with a really cute image. Wonderful design.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member
Tracy said…
That is a fantastic stamp! Love the row of mailboxes. Looks like ours. hee hee Beautiful card Cheryl. Hugs!
Sonia said…
Another beauty here,my friend^_^
What a lovely image and gorgeous colouring^_^
Happy week,
Heather said…
A gorgeous card Cheryl, beautiful papers and such an adorable image and lovely details!!

Thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx
Pam said…
Beautiful! I love the the image and your colored it beautifully! Pretty papers too!
mel b said…
absolutely love your card

thanks for taking part at creative corner challenges

Love Mel xxx
Sandy Trefger said…
Love that row of mailboxes in the image! And colored so lovely! Beautiful card with wonderful green paper. Love how you colored the grass! Thanks for sharing this with my March Shades of Green Challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations
Joanne said…
I love the way you presented your adorable image! Really cute with such a super combo of papers. And your button and bow set it all off perfectly along with the stitching. So happy to have you join us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne.
Lori said…
Awesome card!! Look at all that wonderful stitching! Thanks for joining in my challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)
Tamie said…
simply gorgeous! I love the colors, image, layout and oh all of that fabulous stitching makes for one amazing creation. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne said…
Thank you for playing our stitching challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Chitra Nair said…
Gorgeous coloring. Beautiful card... Thanks for joining us at CC&CC.
Great card!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

Pamela said…
Beautiful card, love that image. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x
Helen said…
Love it - a great image and the papers you've used are beautiful. The stitching finishes the card off perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x
Another awesome card!!

I keep forgetting to stop at Starbucks!!
marion82 said…
lovely card sweetie!
Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦

you can visit
for my free digis!!
Heather said…
Wonderful Card! Love the mailbox digi, and great use of the starbucks sleeve!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!
contadinak said…
love this card! the olive greens, the corrugate accents, and your lovely combinations of patterned papers! thanks for sharing this with us at really reasonable ribbon! - vivian
cebelica said…
I really like the colours of your card. And design too. Beautifully made! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll play with us at our new challenge too. Hugs! xx
Donna Phelan said…
Absolutely GORGEOUS! Perfect papers, layout and that mailbox stamp is fabulous! Love it all! :)

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