Thursday, January 31, 2013

Warm Thoughts

Hello Everyone! Nancy Y here today with a card I created using Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. To create this card I used scrap paper to mask out a rectangular area, then stamped the Tree With Berries image twice (side by side) in the exposed area. Next I used an ink blending tool and distress ink to fill in the area, removed the scrap paper and scored two lines above and two lines below the inked area to frame it out. To finish the card I stamped the 'Sending You Warm Thoughts' sentiment, added tiny clear gems to some of the berries, and attached the finished piece to my card base. Very Simple!



Supplies Used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Tree With Berries ~ G3584
Sentiments 3 ~ UMS7020

Bazzill Basics cardstock
StazOn Ink - jet black
Distress Ink - tattered rose
Martha Stewart Score Board
Clear Gems

Happy Stamping!!!
Nancy xx :D

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love is all around

Amber here with your card today. I got to use the fun sketch that was created for us. I decided to do a little embossing and made a chalkboard card. Stamped all the images in white ink, embossed in white embossing powder. E2658 Love is on dimensions for effect and three little heart brads at the bottom.

I used the following stamps from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:

E2658 Love
CB9020 Romantic Cube
G2873 Rose
UMS7020 Sentiments 3

Hope you enjoy my take on the sketch.

Till next time. Get inky!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Linda here for my last posting using the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps for Valentine's Day. It has been great fun and I hope you've been following along with us.  Today's card is 5 x 7 and done in non-trational colors of violet and green and yellow. As the other design team members before me, I used the same sketch for inspiration. 

I started with a piece of 5 x 7 violet card stock. I then cut a piece of natural card stock to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 and cut from corner to corner. I stamped both triangles using Versamark ink but one I used the Heart Cube and the other I used the Rose. Both were covered with clear detail embossing powder and heated. I stippled the edges starting with willow, then lemonade, then dusty concord. After this I ironed the embossing powder off to get a resist so the natural card stock shows through. I attached each triangle close to the top left and bottom right corners so there would be a space going diagonally showing the violet card stock underneath.

I stamped the 4 images from the Heart Cube onto decorative paper and cut them out.

The hearts were stippled on the edges with dusty concord and attached to a violet strip and natural mat, popping up every other heart.

Lastly, I stamped one more heart from the heart cube and turned it over to the blank side. I then stamped Just Because I Love You on it, freehanded tiny stitches with white and black and stippled with concord. I attached the heart and added violet stones.
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Supplies Used:
Violet and Natural card stock
BoBunny 6x6 pad
Versamark Ink
Archival Ink
Clear detail embossing powder
White Signo pen
Pitt black pen
Adirondak ink
Distress ink
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Collaged Heart

Janine here with a card I made using Linda's wonderful sketch.

I used E3084-Collaged Heart as the focal image on my card. I colored it with Copic markers and die cut it with Spellbinders Classic Circles then layered it onto the Heart Elements die cut. I inked the edges with red ink on both the Straight and Heart Elements die cut to add dimension to the shapes. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today and come back tomorrow to see what Linda has created using her very own sketch!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just Because I Love You

Good morning Just For Fun Blog Fans.  We had a cute diagram to follow this week.  I am pleased to show you my card.

Supplies Used: Rose G2873
                          Just because I Love You UMS7020
                          White, Green, and Lilac Coordinates Paper
                           Momento Ink
                           Copic Markers
                           Purple Jewels

Butterfly Wishes

Hi everyone, Anita here today with a card to share. 
I started with the fabulous sketch provided by team member Linda
As always I switched it up a little! 
I started with a black card base (A2 size) and my papers are from the  
Basic Grey Fiction line. For my image I stamped Queen Anne's Lace in 
a chocolate brown. After it was dry I stamped it again with VersaMark and 
heat embossed it with white powder. I used a stipple brush and an apricot ink to color around the stamped images so make the white stand out. I stamped Butterfly Kisses from the Sentiments 3 sheet
     The butterfly punch is Jenni Bowlin and my inks are Tsukineko. 


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just Because I Love You

     Good Morning.  It's Lisa with my newest project for Just for Fun.  I am so excited to be able to share my creation with you.  For my card I started with the white card base and then cut a mat of red card stock and I stamped  the red card stock with the cupid stamp from the Romantic Cube Stamp using Versamark to created a patterned card stock.  Then I cut a mat of plaid card stock and then cut it on the diagonal and attached it to the bottom part of the red card stock.  I attached a piece of ribbon to the mats and added three heart brads to the bottom left corner, then attached to the card front.  I cut another piece of white card to stamp Long Stem Rose.  I colored the image to with Copic markers and the matted the stamped image with both red and black card stock and then attached to the center of the card front.   I stamped the Just Because I Love You sentiment on a piece of white card stock and then cut it out using a tag punch.  I attached the tag to the bottom corner of the stamped image and then added a small bow to finish it off.  

Just For Fun Stamps Used:
Long Stem Rose F1145
Romantic Cube CB9020
Sentiments 3 UMS7020

Other Products Used:
White, Red and Black card stock
Love Me Plaid card stock
Tag punch
Red organza ribbon
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Versamark Ink
Heart Brads
Copic Markers: RV29, G21

Finished Card Size:  8”x 5-3/8”

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just For Fun Stamped Gift Bag

This week our challenge was to create a project based off of this sketch created by Just For Fun design team member Linda. We, also, needed to use the Sentiment stamps.  This gift bag was my take on that.  I started with a pre-purchased gift bag and cut a 7" x 9" card stock rectangle in half.  I ran a piece of Washi tape down the edge of it to add some color and interest and the 3 brads to represent the circles in the sketch.  I cut another piece of red cardstock that measures 3" x 6" and ran it through my Spellbinders using the Flourish Impressabilities piece.  I stamped my images on some white card stock using the hearts from the Romantic Cube stamps and used my Green and Antique Pink Letraset markers to add some color to the hearts.  I,then, stamped the sentiment in black ink using the Sentiments 3 stamps set and adhered everything to the bag to finish it.   
I will be using this bag and several others I've created on my first Saturday Craft Fair Online Class. I will show you techniques to use to decorate bags and more. You will be taught so much that I've named the class, "Gift Bag Madness Made Easy." If  you'd like to join me Saturday, January 26th at the Saturday Craft Fair be sure to "like" the Saturday Craft Fair page on Facebook.  You do need a Facebook account for this.   Once you have you will be able to see all of the fabulous classes being offered by many talented artists every Saturday each month and be given the links to our classrooms.   

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet Birdie

Celine here, with an Artist Trading Card (ATC) featuring the sweetest little birdie ever, Tiny Bird.
(More about ATCs, if they're new to you.)

DT member Linda provided the team with a sketch (shown above) to guide our creativity this week.

To make this ATC I repeatedly stamped the Skeleton Leaf onto light blue bond paper.  I layered it with a piece of scrapbook paper, using the sketch as a guide.  Next I partially inked and stamped the heart and key image from the Romantic Cube.  (Did you notice which part went un-inked?) 
Tiny Bird was added next, stamped directly onto the scrapbook paper.
The sentiment, Some Birdie Loves You, was added next.
Again I stamped Tiny Bird and the heart/key/lock image from the Romantic Cube, this time onto white card stock.  I colored the images with Prisma Colors and then cut them out and glued them into position.  Since the images were stamped onto the scrapbook paper first, I was able to avoid cutting out the impossibly skinny legs of the bird.  I skipped her tail, too...and now you know why I didn't ink the ribbon from the original Romantic Cube image in the first place.  Cutting out that tiny bow would have done me in!

Finished Size:  3-1/2" x 2-1/2"

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:
Skeleton Leaf-C2546
Tiny Bird-AA2633
Romantic Cube-CB9020
Sentiments 3-UMS7020

Other Supplies:
Prisma Color pencils

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thinking of You

Good Morning! Nancy Y here today with a 'Thinking of You' card I created using Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and a fun sketch by Linda!


For this card I used two pieces of designer paper to create the top layer, added some stitching, stamped the sentiment 'Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You', then punched an oval window in the top corner with a paper punch.

On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped a Comb-back chair and placed the designer paper layer on top. Lastly, I stamped the heart and key from the Romantic Cube stamp, cut out the heart portion, colored it using some watercolors, and placed it in the chair.

Supplies used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Romantic Cube ~ CB9020
Sentiments Sheet 3 ~ UMS7020
Comb-Back Chair ~ A3248

Bazzill Basics cardstock
StazOn ink
Designer Papers
Floss (for the stitching)
Prisma Watercolors

Have A Wonderful Weekend!!!
Nancy xx :D

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine's Day Card ~ Card Sketch #1

Hi Everyone -
Ink Stained Roni here
I'm happy to be able to post our very first card sketch!

Here is the JFF Sketch
 (made by our very talented Linda) ~
JFF Sketch #1
here is the card I made using this sketch ...
JFF - Sketch 1 001
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps used:
I stamped the rose on white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.
It was trimmed and mounted on red & black cardstock panels.
The "charms" were stamped on red cardstock with black ink then highlighted with a silver gel pen then trimmed.
The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and matted on red & black cardstock bits.
I cut two different sheets of pattern paper, which were inked along the edges then mounted on my card blank; the rose, charms and sentiment were then mounted on the card panel.
Be sure to stay tuned to the blog for more inspiring examples using this sketch!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Romance, Romance, Romance

Are you ready for some romance on Valentine's Day? This silhouetted Romantic Couple, the American Beauties and lace just ooze with Valentine's Day Romance.

The finished card is 5 x 7. I cut the card stock and folded in half. I cut a piece of vanilla and ran through the Cuttlebug using an embossing folder and then sponged lightly on all the corners with light pink ink. I attached two strips of lace that I found in my stash to the left side of the embossed card stock with 1/8" red line tape. Next I die cut an oval die from mirri card. I stamped the American Beauty Rose on white and colored with pencils. I stamped the silhouetted couple in black ink and fussy cut. To bring out the colors a bit more, I rubbed Microglaze over the rose and silhouetted couple. When putting all layers together I used 1/16" foam squares that I purchased from a $1 store and it was just enough to raise each layer just a bit. I hope you like the card and will be inspired to create your own bit of romance. Thanks for checking out Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and the blogs of the design team members.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone and don't forget to "heart" someone!

Stamps Used:
H2247 American Beauties
F2734 Romantic Couple

Supplies Used:
Pink card stock
Vanilla card stock
Mirri card (pewter)
Lace from my stash
Adirondak ink
Archival ink
Red line tape
Embossing folder
Spellbinder's oval die
Prismacolor pencils
1/16" foam squares

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Waterfall card

Today, I have a waterfall card to share with you.

I was with a group of ladies this weekend at a paper crafting retreat. While I was there, some of the ladies made waterfall cards. I used this tutorial over on the SplitcoastStampers site to make my card. The instructions are easy to follow and the Heart stamps I used were perfect for this technique.

I stamped the Love Definition image on white card stock to create my own background paper. 
I stamped each Heart then die cut with Spellbinders™ Square die templates, then layered them onto Lacey Squares cut from red card stock. 

As you pull down on the tab, a different image appears on each square. 

Once you reach the last square, you reveal the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment on the pull tab. 

This card was very easy to make and the possibilities are endless! 

Supplies used:
  • CB9020-Heart Cube
  • C3014-Love Definition 
  • C2242-Happy Valentine's Day
  • MC0004-Romatic Charms
  • Spellbinders™ Square and Lacey Square die templates
  • Card stock: Red, Black, White
  • Momento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Love Letter, Rose Bud
  • Heart Brads
  • Ribbon
  • 1/8" Hole punch

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love in Pink

Wow I am very excited still be on the JFF Design Team. This is my first post of the year.  I do like stamping hearts but more than that ribbons and bows are my obsession.  So needless to say this week the theme was right up my alley.  Please enjoy.

I used a piece of pink card stock.  Stamped on  white card stock colored and cut out the heart.  On another piece of white paper backed with black and pink stamp the sentiment.  Added some lace on in the middle of the black and added the rhinestone flourish on the bottom and rhinestone hearts near love.
Supplies used:
JFF Stamp  UMS7008 Flora and Fauna
JFF Stamp E2658 Love
Coordinates  paper
Momemto Black Ink
Copic Markers
Jewels and Lace

Friday, January 11, 2013

Love Valentine Card

Good morning everyone!
Today I have a Valentine card to share. 
I am running out of creative ideas for my hubs, since I have been
making him cards for so long. It is getting harder by the year!

I used papers from Bo Bunny and Pink Paislee. The die cut stickers are from Bo Bunny as well.
For my sentiment I used my Love stamp and stamped randomly for a colored background. Then I stamped a darker color in the middle and heat embossed it.
To make the vase I used Perfume Bottles and fussy cut one bottle. I stamped the Rose several times, fussy cut them and layered them with leaves and flower stamens. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Have you started on your Valentine Cards yet?
I would love to see what you create, so leave me a comment.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

For my Special Valentine

Good morning everyone!!  I am Lisa and today I will be sharing my first project on Just for Fun design team.  I am so excited to be able to share my creation. 
For my card I started with the white card base and then cut a mat of pink card stock and a mat of pattern card stock.  I attached a piece of ribbon to the mats and then attached to the card front.  I cut another piece of white card to stamp Rose (G2873).  I colored the image to with Copic markers and the matted the stamped image to the card front.   I added bow and a button to the bottom corner of the stamped image.  Then I added a pin with beads to the bow and a few gemstones to finish it off. 

Finished Card Size:  8”x 5-3/8”

Just for Fun stamps Used:
Products Used:
White and Pink card stock
Valentine’s pattern card stock
Pink ribbon with lace and pearls
Copic markers
Pink Ribbon
Buttons, Bead and Pin
Pink Gemstones
Black ink stamp pad

Detail View of Rose Image

I really hope you like my project and make sure that you check back every day and see what the talented design team members have created to inspire your creativity. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Valentine's Rose

Hi everyone!  I'm Peg and I'm so excited to be sharing my first project as part of the Just For Fun Design Team.  I have to say the more I use them the more I love the stamps.  They make any project the perfect one. 
For this card, after creating the card base, I stamped the Rose (G2873) onto some white cardstock that is made for use with Copics, but instead of using my Copics I chose to use my Letraset Promarkers in Rose Pink, Antique Pink, Grass Green and Leaf Green along with the Blender to color the image.  Once I had that completed, I used the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die to cut out the image and the mat paper behind the image.  I used an ink applicator by Tim Holtz to lightly burnish the pink and green chalk ink around the edges and inward towards the rose.  I used a piece of white lace and sprayed it with some Antique Patina Maya Road Mist.  I finished it by using the Spellbinders Labels Four to cut a piece of white cardstock.  I, then, burnished it with the pink and green inks and then stamped the "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp (C2242) in black ink and adhered it onto the lace. 
I hope you have enjoyed my project as much as I have enjoyed creating and sharing it with you.  Be sure to check out the blog every day for a lot of great inspiration from the team.  You won't want to miss any of the fun!  Oh and don't miss the great savings going on on the Just For Fun website from now until January 18th!  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Latte Love

Greetings from snowy Michigan!
My name is Celine, and I'm happy to be part of the new design team for Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.

The card above was created using Latte Love, and American Beauty Rose.  I stamped the background image onto brown card stock and mounted it with double-stick tape to the red card base.  Next, I stamped Latte Love, painted it with watercolors, and then cut it out.  Lacy ribbon was attached with glue to the back side, so that just the loops peek out when viewed from the front.  More double-stick tape fixed the now lacy cut-out to the front of the card.

Finished Size:  4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:

Supplies Used:
card stock in medium brown, husk, and bright red
black hybrid ink by Superior
lacy ribbon by Offray
watercolors by Windsor & Newton

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hearts and Daisies

Hello! Nancy Y here sharing my first project as a Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team member! I hope my card inspires you to have some fun with your stamps!

To create the background on my card, I used one of the background textures and the balloon string from the Birthday Unmounted Sheet, along with a Small Loop Daisy stamp. I thought the balloon strings made fun stems for the flowers! Next I colored the daisies in the background with watercolors and inked the edges of the card with an ink blending tool.

I stamped two hearts from the Heart Cube stamp and another small loop daisy on a separate piece of cardstock, colored them with watercolors, cut them out, and attached them to the stems. I attached the finished piece to a card base and completed the card by placing a small clear gem in the center of the daisy, then added some pink lace, tulle, silver sparkle twine, and a button to the bottom edge.

Supplies used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Birthday Unmounted Sheet - UMS7015
Small Loop Daisy - A3350
Heart Cube - CB9026

Distress inks
Prisma Watercolors
Brown Archival Ink
Pink Lace
Silver Sparkle Twine
Clear Gem

Happy Stamping!!!
Nancy Y :D

Friday, January 4, 2013

To My Valentine Par Avion

Ink Stained Roni here with a fun collage card for your approval...
I wanted to go vintage with my first card for the new year blending it with the beautiful reds and pinks of Valentine's Day. 
JFF 1-4-13 001
JFF Stamps:
1. Stamp the rose image on the cardstock using archival ink.  Stamp a second rose on scrap paper to be used as a mask.
2. Cut out mask rose and place it over the original.  Stamp sheet music, drama queen and various post cards with Archival & Distress Inks. 
3. Stamp the air mail image with red ink and sentiment with black archival ink.
4. Color the rose using Sectrum Noir markers.
5. Apply various shades of brown and pink Distress Inks to the background using the Ink Blending Tool.
6. Stamp the lace around the edge.
7. Highlight the drama queen's head band with dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls.
8. Mat on a cream, pink and brown cardstock panel.
9. Add a bit of sparkle by adding a touch of Crystal Stickles Glitter Glue to the corners.
Hope you enjoy!
Ink Stained Roni

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Hi, my name is Amber Hillman and welcome to my first post as a Design Team member for Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. I'm excited to be here and hope you enjoy what I have created for you today.

I used the following images, CB9020 Romantic Cube, the cherub only, and E2658 Love for my standard size card.

Stamped the sentiment in black, cut it out with Spellbinders™ oval and layered with scalloped oval. Before removing the oval die cut, I sponged the inside with some light pink ink. The cherub I also stamped in black and colored it using copics, gold & silver Smooch on the bow & arrow and Angel Wing Shimmerz on the wings.

Distressed the pink and purple pattern papers, added faux stitching with a white gel pen and accented with two different types of lace. The gold heart on the bow is actually a button with the backing cut off so it would fit better against the bow.

Have a great day getting inky!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just Because....

Welcome to the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog! We have an exciting new design team to get your creative juices flowing in 2013. Please follow along with us as we showcase many of the JFF Rubber Stamps you have grown to love, along with new designs that surely will find their way into your heart as well as your collection.

For our first post of the year I, Janine Blackwelder will be kicking things off.  Then, you'll see our new design team members posting daily with great projects to inspire you.

So without further a do, here is my first JFF project for 2013. It features an image called American Beauties and it measures 3-3/4" x 5-1/4".

I chose to stamp the image with black ink then die cut it with a Spellbinders™ Scalloped Circle die template. Then I colored it with Copic markers and embellished it with rhinestones. I used RV-02, 04, 06, 09, 69 for the Roses and G-43, 46 for the stem and leaves, with C-2 outlined around the edges. 

Next, I layered it up with some embossed card stock, lace, a couple of die cuts and "Just because I love you" sentiment from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet to complete my card. 

I hope you have enjoyed our first project of 2013 and will join us tomorrow when our newest design team member, Amber will be posting her first JFF project!

Supplies used:
  • JFF Stamps: UMS7020-Sentiments 3, H2247-American Beauties
  • Spellbinders™: Scalloped Circle Die Templates, Fancy Framed Tags Two
  • Cherry Lynn Designs Die: Fanciful Flourish
  • Tsukineko: Momento-Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 
  • Rhinestones and Lace
Be sure to check out the sale on the JFF web site. Everything is 35% off now through Jan. 18, 2013.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, 2013!

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps would like to wish you 
Happy New Year and may 2013 be your best year ever!

Be sure to come back tomorrow as our new design team will begin posting their projects here 
on the blog.