Thursday, March 21, 2013

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our Impression Obsession die showcase!  See the I.O. blog for all the details!  You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment on all our blogs for a chance to WIN!  Each day one winner will get three dies of their choice!!

When I first saw this die:

Arch and Trellis

...my mind immediately saw this:


Here's the card I made, creating a vintage radio... I'll have to make one for my Dad, who shared with us his love for classic radio shows. I used a Sizzix arched tag behind the dies to hold the piece together - in hindsight I should have stamped that with the Screen Cover-a-Card so that showed through the grid. Next time. ;)


I used a Button die on there too, French Letter for the background, and a stamp from the Riding Pretty clear set.


Still kinda seeing Jukebox in there too...


That's gonna be a fun one. :)

(You can take a peek HERE for a card where I actually used the arch as an arch...!)

Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration - thanks for commenting and hopping with us this week!!

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio


Thanks for stopping by!

65 comments:

Jayne said...

Very cool use of the die. Very vintagey.

Antonella said...

Oh My! Every time I saw this die I thought the same thing, and they think I'm crazy - lol!!! Absolutely LOVE what you've created!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Paula Huiras said...

Very creative!
PH

Paper Creations by Shirley said...


Great idea with the die Dina! Beautiful card.

Stacy B said...

What a great card and die Dina! I thought of a jukebox too when I first saw it...but love how you used it as all three different items. Very versatile!

Mary Ann said...

OH MY!LOve your card,Very pretty...

Becky said...

What an awesome die, I remember when. :)

Anonymous said...

The die creators think of everything....very cool. Jan D., Florida

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love your card very vintage

Virginia Panto said...

What a wonderful card. And to know that you could make a window die into an old fashioned radio...WOW. Wonderful card but then I love so many of your cards.

lisa808 said...

Love that die and your creative ideas.

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful vintage card. You certainly have some new and interesting ideas on how to use this die !

Margie said...

Oh, I love it!! Very neat card!

Sabrina said...

Very cool and cleaver!!

Betty Sue said...

Great thinking and way to use the die!

Janet L. said...

Great card and such a terrific die to use! I love the vintage look!

pam said...

what a nice memory from your dad!..the die is gorgeous...

Cheryl W said...

Great card! I see a church window in that die, too. Talk about versatile!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

WOW!! That is just awesome!

Kristy Tyra said...

Isn't fun how different people see an idea from a stamp or die and the ideas are totally opposite. Very nice card. My parents have an old restored clock similar in shape to that. How fun!

Diane said...

Super neat...love it when creative ideas are used to use the die for something other then intended!!

Chrisi said...

LOVE that you saw a radio and juke box! That is creativity

Cherylynn said...

Wow, I love your interpretation of this die. What a perfect card for a man, especially a grandfather!

Tami B. said...

I thought the same thing when I saw this die. Your card is awesome.

Pattie J. said...

Say, I am sure glad you mention what you thought of this die, Because that is what I thought of when I saw it, not as a trellis. Love your radio...its still a good machine to listen an relax with; isn't it?

hopefulcrafter said...

What a great card, the die is so cool.

Denise Bryant said...

Very clever use of the dies! Love this idea. Your Dad will love the card I'm sure!

Lin said...

What a creative us of this die, Dina!

Susan said...

What vision!! You are so creative...all these ideas for an arch. I can't wait to see the Juke Box. I love your card...and the bunny arch is beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Sue Brailey

Christine Kiehl said...

We think alike on this die, my mind saw that too! Well, I have one of those at home as well. I love how you created it into your wicked coolio card! Very creative! Thank you for hop day three card idea!

Sandra said...

very fun Dina!
Sandra ltb

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if I could cut it down the center and have it open like doors !!

Barb said...

Oh I just love this take on the die! Would be just perfect for my Dad

Colorado Crafter said...

How creative!! Love the way you used this die today!!!

Robin Sachs said...

Great card. Love how you used the die.

Deloris said...

Neat idea to use the die as a radio! Love it!

conil said...

This is seriously clever. Invokes all kinds of nostalgia. Kudos.

linda said...

this is a great card and the die would make an awesome jukebox too.

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your antique twists on using this die! Go on - show us the juke box card!

Anonymous said...

The vintage radio is perfect, just as i remember them back in the early days of my life. Love this card. Mary L Schreiber

Miriam Prantner said...

So clever! I love how you used the die adn I can't wait to see the jukebox version!

Karenladd said...

OMG....what a creative use of this die! I love the vintage look and that clever design!

RachelB said...

Very pretty!

Sue said...

How imaginative and clever you are, Dina! Really like what you have done.

Katie said...

Awesome idea! Love your card and how you stamped Memory Lane. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

SHartl said...

What a great take on that die! I would never have thought to do this but it works so well!

Shona said...

Way to think outside the box! Cool idea for that die!

Amy McCue said...

What a creative Radio! I would never have thought of that!

Jenny said...

This is just too stinkin cute! How creative you are! I used to have money until I found these dies! LOL

Anonymous said...

LOVE your vision! This is really neat-o. Thanks so much for helping me to "see" beyond the obvious. nise

Mary said...

Great minds think alike -- when I first saw the arbor die, I thought it was an old time radio too. Love the way you used the die. Would be great for a "mature" person's birthday with sentiments like "You're and oldie but goodie" or "You're a classic".

Greta said...

Brilliant! Love your card!

SherylH said...

What a great use for this combination of dies! And what is even better -- it makes a fantastic masculine card.

Designs By Sky said...

first time I saw this die I thought of jukebox! cute card btw. TFS

Anonymous said...

I thought about a jukebox too besides the old timey radio. You did an amazing job on the card! Maybe something in a garden chapel or a church? Who knows but it is sure fun!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

MariaR said...

OMG!! I thought the same thing a jukebox, how funny:) Love what you did with the card.

Jo4Him said...

Very unique use of this die-great job. Thanks for sharing

Katie Bolinger said...

This card reminds me of my uncle who used to repair old radios as a hobby. Thanks for a wonderful memory.

Lori said...

Your Arch is beautiful Dina! I love al the flowers. Your Radio card is so great. This and the Jukebox are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing sweetheart! Hugs Lori

Helen Dooley said...

This is really cute! great job!
Hugs~

Leap Year Baby said...

Love this die. So many neat ideas come to mind. Thank you.

Miranda said...

Great idea to create a radio, indeed it looks like one! Lovely card, warm greet Miranda

stamping sue said...

Terrific!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Conniecrafter said...

very creative and so cool, I am sure he will Love it!

Ann said...

Love the vintage quality of your card ingenious us of the window die. TFS