Monday, October 16, 2017

2 for 1 Christmas Special

Hi Guys! It's Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs and today I have two really fun holiday cards to share with you. So I know it's not even Halloween yet, but you can never have enough Christmas cards and that's what I am here showing off today. 

The first one was made using the wonderful stamptangle Christmas tree stamp which I decided to emboss in white. I also decided to emboss the background paper with a snowflake folder and keep the card to a simple and clean red and white color scheme. 

Next up I decided to go with a green background and a somewhat non traditional color scheme, using black. 

This fun card was kept very simple, except for the busy background. I used the Cool Yule Moose stamp which was stamped in black. I decided not to color in the stamp because again the background is very busy. 

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed these projects. Happy Crafting!  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hi! It is designer April here from Stampwilly Designs. I have really enjoyed using the brand new Halloween stamps and you can see all of them here and here. On this card I used the Haunted Moon Tree.

First I stamped the 2-Sided Doodle Background/Frame on cream cardstock and rubbed a little Micro Glaze over each circle to act as a resist. I used various colors of Color Bursts on the background. Next I stamped the tree and Tiny Black Kat using Jet Black Staz On ink. The eyes are polymer stickers.

The theme for our challenge this month is Halloween! Come on over and join in the fun and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. You do not have to use a Just For Fun Stamp to enter.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Tombstone Treat Boxes!

BOO!  Have some little ghosts and goblins you want to treat this year for Halloween?  These little tombstone treat boxes are perfect for just such an occasion!  All of the wicked cool Halloween images can be found here -


So many wickedly fun images for all of your holiday needs!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Haunted Halloween

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card. Halloween is getting closer so be sure to get your Halloween cards done.  This Haunted House Silhouette stamp  is from the latest release.

 I inked the stamp in black and brown inks to give it a spooky appearance then added yellow to the windows.  A red door invites you to the spookiness within.

The house was die cut to fit the card using Spellbinders dies.  A black mat gives it some emphasis as I placed it on the spider webbed and striped card.

The sentiment is from Sentiments 1, which is an amazing collection of sentiments.

Thanks for stopping.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Witches' Laundry

We hope you had time to get creative yesterday on World Card Making Day.  I was able to get together with a group of friends to eat and play.  I am sharing one of the cards I completed.

Love this Witches Laundry image.  It is one of Just For Fun’s new stamps.  I stamped it in black on decorative paper and added layers of black and green, along with some fun, purple designer cardstock.

A little die cut spider web was adhered to one corner to add to the Halloween look.

How many cards did you make yesterday?

E. Marie

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Yes today is World Card Making Day and we'd like to inspire you to create a card for someone you love!  It doesn't have to be fancy, it doesn't have to be perfect, stamp it, paint it, draw, sketch or glue it.  It doesn't matter...just make a card for a friend, member of your family or a random stranger...although they might think you're off you're rocker ;) LOL!!

Let us inspire you...



Ink Stained Roni

Hope you can find some time today to play!
Happy World Card Making Day!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hedgehog Fun!

Happy Thursday JFF Fans, today I am sharing a new stamp with you that is now available in the store.
This cute little stamp is called Hedgehog Topiary and can be found HERE in the store. Isn't he adorable? I have a soft spot for these cute little creatures as I had one living at the bottom of my garden when I lived in England.  I colored him up using Copics and used papers from my stash.
Don't forget to check back often for more inspiration from the Design Team! Shop the store for more new releases and goodies.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fun with Googly Eyes & Halloween Cards

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I recently took a trip to the craft store and bought some googly eyes!  I got the ones that do not have adhesive on them because they were so much economical.  I had an idea on how to use them for Halloween cards using Just for Fun stamps from the newest release.  Are they creepy?  Cute?  Both?

I used the Large Canning Jar and Small Canning Jar, as well as the Lid.  I filled one up with the google eyes and then used a spider sticker in the other.  I simply used a black marker and a ruler to draw a straight line down to depict his web.  The first card was so fun to make that I went ahead and did another!

The sentiments are from Unmounted Sentiment Sheet 1.

Just for Fun is having a Halloween Challenge this month!  (The current challenge is always linked at the upper right side of the blog.) I hope you will hop on over and participate.  A reminder that you do NOT have to use JFF stamps to enter, but you could be a random winner of a gift certificate to the JFF store!  

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Card Challenge - Halloween!

October 1st...let the countdown begin to Halloween!!  This month our challenge is all about Halloween...cute, frightful, and everything in between, we want to see your Halloween creations! I love this time of the year so I'm really excited to see what you all come up with!

Before we get to our teams inspiring cards...we have a winner to congratulate for Septembers Card Sketch Challenge.  That winner is (drawn by

Congratulations Jancie - please e-mail me so we can get you set up with a gift certificate to JFF Stamps!

And on with the Halloween Haunting....

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You have until: 
Tuesday, October 31st at 9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

PLEASE follow these simple rules BEFORE entering your creation:

A) You may create a new project using any of your favorite crafting supplies by following the challenge guidelines/theme. (No digi cards allowed)

B) Your project must include a rubber stamped image somewhere in the design.  You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the G.C. but if you DO use a JFF Stamp you will receive a 2nd entry into the drawing doubling your chance to win!!

C)  Make a link back to this challenge blog in your post and no back-linking *meaning no linking to posts prior to date of this challenge*

D)  3 entries per person.  You may combine with up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

Also, we'd love it if you followed the blog and liked us on Facebook but it's not mandatory.
Have fun! - Thanks for joining us!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Best Things in Life are Sweet!

Today's card features some of the new Summer 2017 stamps combined with the September Card Sketch challenge.
I wanted to test out a masking technique using rubber cement and watercolor stamping.  I chose some images with simple shapes that would be easy to paint over with the rubber cement and a paint brush, and a sentiment to go with it.
Product ID: B4031Citrus Slice
Product ID: D4027 Citrus Slices
Product ID: B3976The Best Things in Life...
I stamped the single slice using a Faber Castell Big Brush marker in Orange Glaze. Pitt Artist pens are India ink making them waterproof. I painted over the image with rubber cement and an old paint brush. I rinsed my brush with water and the glue removed easily.

I let the glue dry completely before I stamped over it. The photo below was my first sample that I did not use. I misted the citrus slice with water after I stamped it with water color , but I wanted a sharper image in the foreground - that's why I stamped another panel in India ink. You can see how the rubber cement resisted the water and stamping in this photo though. When the watercolor paper was dry, I just rubbed the rubber cement off with my finger.

I think it worked better than fussy cutting a mask! I added some Diamond Stickles for sparkle on the segments. 

There's still time! You have until 9:00 PM (EST) tonight to submit an entry for the monthly challenge.

Make something using the sketch and link it up for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Rubber Stamps online store!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

I began by inking the trees with both black and brown ink.

I stamped the tree, keeping it simple, before I realized the name of the stamp!

Once I realized it's name, I created a second card.  I stamped the tree as I did for the first card, but then I re-stamped the moon on yellow cardstock.  Next, I die cut the moon and placed it on the main image, lining up the tree branches.

Both cards use Happy Halloween sentiments from Sentiment 1.

Thanks for stopping by.