Make It Monday #6: Impression Plate Tricks #1

By March 14, 2011Make It Monday


Happy Monday! Daylight Savings Time got you down? How about a learning a new technique to cheer you up? Take a look a the yellow rectangle on Erin Lincoln's card. Only half of it is debossed with our Polka Dot Impression Plate. Watch the video to see how she did it and then try it out yourself.





 If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product of some kind and partially emboss/deboss/impress an element.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

–Add your link to our —>InLinkz Gallery<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, March 21st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, March 21, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


Donna Cole
Congrats to Donna Cole for being the randomly selected winner for this weeks challenge!  Please be sure to contact Customer Service with your free stamp set selection along with your shipping information, Donna!  And thank you to everyone for playing along!  There were some AMAZING entries this week!

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  • 1
    Rebecca B. says:

    Ooh Ooh! I just wanted to be the first commenter!!!! =) Love me some PTI and love new tips/tricks, so off to watch the video.

  • 2
    Leora Henkin says:

    What fun! I love my impression plates and now they have a whole new life. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  • 3
    diane mcvey says:

    What a great video! I learned more than one new thing! Erin did a great job, and it moved at an awesome pace. Thank you so much! and I LOVE her card, just FABULOUS! 😀

  • 4

    Erin, very nice video, but I have a suggestion for you. I noticed you struggling with your CD case to remove a stamp. What I do is save the liner piece that the stamp images come with. Once my stamps are placed inside the CD case, I leave one of the liners in between the front and back covers. Voila! No stamps sticking to one another! Hope this helps.

  • 5
    Lori Winters says:

    Hi Erin, I was glad to have watched the entire video, you have some very good tips to share with us, not just the impression plate technique. And you stamp with such ease that it is always a pleasure to listen and watch you create!!!

  • 6
    Pat Gasko says:

    Great video Erin, I enjoyed watching it and getting some good tips. You make it all look so very easy.

  • 7
    Marybeth L. says:

    Thanks for the tips, and new ideas. I also have a tip, I use the paper that the image for the cd case comes on, it’s kinda off white. I put that inside the cd case in-between the stamps, not only will the stamps not stick but best of all you can see the stamps clearly without the other side showing through.

  • 8
    Angela B. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these techniques!!I look forward to trying out some of these new things I learned today!! Now off to tear up some paper!!! 😀 Woo-hoo! I did have one question, where do i get that scorer? That looks so much easier than trying to use the paper cutter.

  • 9
    Julie in Edmonds says:

    Great video and I’m loving that card. Happy Monday!

  • 10
    Leah says:

    So awesome!!!!!!
    Having such a great time…and what I missed a day and there’s so much to see and read…so off I go!

  • 11
    BeverlyBL says:

    Like the video and the card. Good tips. Thank you.

  • 12
    Helen F. says:

    Yay! Great video, Erin! I actually have done this before with my embossing folders…so I need to make and post a card today (rather than waiting until the last bell rings :o)

  • 13
    Michelle Ward says:

    Great video, Erin! Just like with your radio spots I love the natural voice that comes through. Your conversational tone is perfect.I think you have found your calling:0)
    I can’t wait for your next radio/video spot!

  • 14
    Erin says:

    Hey Everybody!

    Glad you liked the video.:) To answer a question or two:

    1. The little scoreboard I used is called the Mini Score Buddy (Mini Scor Buddy?). I’m sure with a Google search you can get your hands on one.

    2. Thanks for the tip about making it easier for my CD cases to open. I actually do use the carrier sheet the stamps come on between the two sides and it still sticks. I think perhaps I had laid something relatively heavy on it and maybe the pressure made it stick more? No biggie. Just got to be careful.

  • 15

    Love the tip regarding the phone book – and using spray adhesive! So small, but HUGE – why doesn’t my brain go there? 🙂 Thanks for sharing~~ Great card BTW

  • 16
    Teresa Zuehls says:

    Hi Erin, loved your Make it Monday video and adorable card. I was glad I watched the entire video because I liked your tip on using the phone book. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • 17
    Pat S says:

    Great video. I will try your technique. The phone book tip is so helpful. Thanks for sharing with us. I love tips!

  • 18
    Wendy Todd says:

    LOVE your card, Erin! I’m so going to CASE it for my nephew’s birthday. Perfect! Thanks for the tips, too. Great video!

  • 19
    Roberta says:

    Am sooo excited to be able to buy the items on my list! You guys are awesome designers!!!!!

  • 20

    Great tips for using masking tape and post it notes. Thanks! And your phone book tip is just magic!!

  • 21

    Tearing Score Tape, Who Knew!!!

    Love it.

  • 22
    Dee in N.H. says:

    Great video Erin!

  • 23
    Betty C says:

    You have made me look forward to Mondays with your videos! Thanks! What a great way to use an old phone book!!

  • 24
    Heather DG says:

    Great tutorial Erin – thanks so much for sharing!!

  • 25
    Kimberly says:

    Thanks for the video. While I liked the technique, the take away for me was to design a card front and adhere to a white card base. I have never seen this before but found it very clever. It solves the issue of having to create a liner for colored cards!

  • 26
    Maureen L says:

    What a great video … not only the great technique, but lots of general tips too (who’d a thunk to line the block up when putting the stamp on it … much easier than a Stamp-a-ma-jig!!!

  • 27
    Nancy says:

    What a great video, Erin. So many useful ideas, and so creative. I love the spray adhesive idea with an old phone book. I struggle with using glitter so I am definitely going to try this!

  • 28
    Meg C says:

    Thanks so much for picking my card today!!! What an honor! 🙂

  • 29

    Yihoe! I’m number 100 joining in, ha ha! Been hopping around the other ladies creations and there are some really pretty projects there, love it! Thanks for thinking of these lovely challenges!
    Hugs, Wendy

  • 30
    Donna Cole says:

    Hooray…… my first win .. at anything!
    There were so many great entries for this challenge….. I am happy to be selected at random (just luck) but I realize improvement is necessary to compete at this level of talent. Hats off to those who those who received honors!!

  • 31
    Danisha says:

    Love the video! Gonna have to give that a try!

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