Make It Monday #115: Beyond Paper with Impression Plates

Put on your thinking caps–it's time to come up with some alternative ideas using your impression plates. Heather's here to provide a jump start by impressing some designs into aluminum tape. What do you have in your stash that might work? Looking forward to your ideas. 




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

–A new Make It Monday Challenge 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 and embossing/impressing into something other than paper. 

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

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, May 13th, 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. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  May 13th, after 7am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

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



Congratulations to Carrie for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Barb says:

    Wow! What an amazing card! So perfect for a skateboarder! Love this fun idea!

  • 2
    Soldier Girl says:

    Very cool card. Makes me wanna scrapbook again. Love love love

  • 3
    Myrna says:

    Cool card.
    I noticed you use zip dry glue. How do you keep it from clogging the tip?

  • 4
    pinefeather says:

    hi Myrna, I usually just use my paper piercer tool to unclog the tip before I use it. I also store my bottle upside down in one of my tool cups and that seems to help as well. -Heather

  • 5

    I love Make It Monday techniques and this week is another reason why…I never would have thought of using aluminum tape with impression plates. Super cute masculine card. I really need help with masculine cards so this is especially a great MIM.

  • 6
    Lisa says:

    How fun Heather! I think many a garage and tool box will be invaded today 😉

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  • 8
    CathyL says:

    Fun idea!

  • 9
    Gabby says:

    Fantastic card! Like the combination of textures and stamps. Thx for the video! 🙂

  • 10
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    OMG Heather! This is an AWESOME CARD! Love the impression on the metal tape…. You are so brilliant! I have two teenage boys….my oldest is a skater dude and his birthday is coming up next month. I’m always challenged when I need to create cards for boys, especially teenagers. Thank you for the inspiration…I love your ideas! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  • 11
    Lori Winters says:

    Hi Heather, How clever are you!!!! We have that ole tape right in our garage, well, I should say we did… it’s in my stamping room now!!! Thanks for the great idea ; )

  • 12
    Diane says:

    What a great idea for using the aluminum tape. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

  • 13
    Laura G.Turcotte says:

    what a fab idea!!!! Clever you!! Thanks for sharing!

  • 14
    Linda says:

    Love this card. Where can I get the aluminum tape?

  • 15
    Anna Jernigan says:

    How cool. I have been using this very same tape for a little over a year. Try putting it right onto cardstock and using punches. The cardstock gives extra sturdiness to it, so you can add dimentional pop dots to it and it stays nice and flat. Also, works like a dream to die cut. Stars, hearts, and other dies look fabulous. Don’t forget border punches! The aluminum won’t hurt them, because lots of us use foil to sharpen the punches anyway. Ha. (just a note: this will stain your hands black with use, so be aware, so don’t mess up your card projects) It’s not cost-prohibitive, and lasts a long time. I have used it on cardstock and made an impression of the entire front, but, personally I think it looks the greatest as embellishments.

  • 16
    Anna Jernigan says:

    Linda, go to Home Depot, and look in the hardware section, or better yet: ask for help, and they will lead you to it. Good luck, I love it. I have also used it to make credit card holders, just stuck it to the fabric then sewed around it. It helps to deflect those devices that supposedly copy your credit card numbers. Security purposes. All my peeps loved them.

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    Anna Jernigan says:

    What, I can’t spell now? Sorry, I meant “dimensional”..egads, I just got so excited to see you use that same tape! LOL Funny, because I saw my husbands roll, and said, can I have some of this? I used it on cards, but, on cardstock first, for the sturdy feel of it. I, also made little wallet covers with fabric, and this tape, to secure credit cards from those devices that people can use to steal numbers. The alumunium deflects those devices from working, apparently. Everyone loved them.

  • 18
    Linda W says:

    Seriously to cool!

  • 19
    Kathy Mc says:

    Love your results, Heather! When I saw your awesome card on Monday, I just assumed you used aluminum foil. Now after watching the video, I realize it’s tape. I. am. totally. impressed!

  • 20
    Linda says:

    YA!!! 🙂 Thank you for the info.
    I will hit Lowes or Home Depot tonight.

  • 21
    DIANAL. says:

    Love this technique great video

  • 22
    Lynn G. says:

    Awesome! Love the tape. Thanks for sharing.

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