Friday, November 28, 2014

A Winter Scene

Happy  Friday and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today on this busy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!  And  I hope you get all the things you plan on buying this weekend if you are doing any shopping. I don't usually do any Black Friday shopping, as I don't like big crowds.

I (Ellie) have a new card to share with you today!

I used several different rubber stamps from Just For Fun to create this scene. I definitely had a lot of fun getting inky!
I started out by stamping the trees in the background and stamping them again without re-inking the stamp. Next I stamped the fence. For the snow banks I used a torn paper mask and an ink applicator. The snowman was stamped on separate card stock, colored and cut out and adhered to the card. Embellished with some glitter, a small clear button and some twine. 

Just for Fun Products used:

Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two Cards to Share!

Hello all! It's Wednesday again, hope your day is treating you good! This is Alexia here with you today to share some card ideas with you! First I want to share this How Thoughtful of You card that I created awhile ago using JFF Stamps. The Fall Corn Swag stamp is perfect to go along with the theme - Thanksgiving/Thank You card such as the card below.  

Never thought that corrugated paper would go so well with embossed background!

Just For Fun Stamps used for this card: Fall Corn Swag Stamp and Sentiment 3

The second card I'm sharing today is a simple card I just created yesterday, 'Just Droppin' in to say Hi' card! This cute gecko stamp is a perfect match with the sentiment! Don't you think? :)

Just For Fun Stamps used for this card: Parachuting Gecko Stamp and Just Droppin' In Stamp

Thank you for visiting JFF blog today! I hope you find some inspirations here to create, Happy Creating!

- Alexia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thinking of You!

Hi there Everyone!!!  Its Kim B
I created this card using the Stamptangle Tree Stamp.
It's a large stamp and makes quite a impact, 
could be used with mixed media or journal pages too.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Put a TAG on it! ♥

Hi there!

Kelly here from the DT :)
The holidays are right around the corner ~
and that means gifts to buy and make and wrap!
And for every plate of cookies,
little (or big!) gift wrapped up, you'll need a tag to go with it!
Tags are quick and easy
and made even more fun when inking up your Just For Fun stamps
like this gorgeous Wire sculpture deer!
I stamped right on to the designer paper,
then colored the image on a separate paper,
cut it out careful and glued it down to layer it.

On the reverse is the
It's created with scraps of dsp from a recent
holiday project I'm working on :)
Gifts from the heart are wonderful at this time of year,
and tags are extra special touch on that holiday package!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For Him and Her

Roxie here to show you an idea for a masculine card or for anyone that loves lighthouses.  This image colors up quickly and the sky could always be changed to sponging to make it even quicker and it goes well with the simple layout.  I hope I inspired you today!

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Lighthouse

Coloring: Chameleon Pens: Lighthouse - CG8, RD4 and a white Sakura gel pen was used to add a bit of texture to the white, Grass - GR3, YG3, OL3, YL2,BR5, Sky - BL3, PK3, C8

Tools: Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat to cut the borders, Fleur DE Les and small triangles - Spellbinder border die

Accessories and other supplies: Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet and Brads,  Aleene's tacky glue to attach the die cuts, foam tape to pop up the image

Now a quick card for the ladies which may also pass for a masculine card.  I created the background by scribbling Copic markers in three shades starting with the darkest at the bottom.  Dropped on blending solution and I also used a hand squeeze airbrush to spritz on the solution to create smaller drops and then spritzed on yellow alcohol ink.

Once the ink and blender dried I stamped the panel with a background image in yellow but you have to look close to see the a bit of added texture.  This shows better in real life.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Stamptangle Patterned Background, Wildflower Silhouette, Stamptangle Sideview Butterfly 

Paper: Remember When - black textured, Die Cuts with a View - yellow textured, unknown semi gloss

Ink: StazOn - Jet Black, Ranger Alcohol Ink - Sunshine Yellow, Memento - Cantaloupe 

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet and Brads - enamel dots, foam tape to pop the butterfly, Aleene's tacky glue to hold down the antenna

Coloring: Copic colors: Y38,17,19, Chameleon pen colors:  V04, YO3, CG8

Tools: Detail cutting scissors,  Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Airbrush, Perfect Layers Mini

Monday, November 17, 2014

StampTangle Leaf 3

Good Morning! Today I'm sharing a Thanksgiving card created with the StampTangle Leaf 3 stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps ~

Supplies Used:
textured vanilla cardstock, brown cardstock, ink, ink splatters, and a few tiny gems.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stamptangle Autumn Greetings

I thought it would be fun to use the Leaf Flourishes for a Fall inspired card.  The background was stamped using the Large Leaf Flourish and VersaMark ink, the colored strips were then stamped with the Small Leaf Flourish and various colors of ink to match the cardstock (Club Scrap).  I was lucky enough to have matching sequins in my stash for a pretty finishing touch.

Hope you're enjoying fall wherever you live!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Inspiration

Happy Friday!! I know some of you are still creating for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, but today I wanted to share a couple Christmas cards made with stamps from Just For Fun.

First up is my newest card made just for this blog post - a shadow box card.
These are so much fun to make and actually really easy. And they lay flat for easy mailing. 

Sorry I don't have any step by step photos, because usually when I make a card I don't really think about the design until I have started, and by that time my desk is just a complete mess, and no room for photographing. And I don't have good lighting in my stamp corner. But here are the simple steps for those of you that would like to know how it's done.

I started out with two pieces of kraft cardstock, measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches each. I scored these at 0.5 and 1 inches on the left and right side (shorter sides). Next I cut a window out on one of the card stocks using a nestability die, which is going to be used for my top piece. As you can see, I used a background stamp on this card stock. You can also decorate this with designer paper if you wish. 
I adhered the stamped trees onto the other piece of card stock. (I cut the image panel to fit between the scored lines.)  Next I folded along the scored lines (both pieces in the opposite direction), and added sticky tape to the sides to create this shadow box card. Added some coordinating papers and decorated with the sentiment and snowflake.

For the image on the inside, I simply stamped the trees using archival ink onto white card stock. Then I swiped the ink pad across the paper to add some color. I also added some frosted lace stickles glitter to the trees and snowy ground. I wanted a little more contrast, so I decided to use part of the glorious song sentiment here and there on my top piece of card stock. 

JFF Stamps used:

Last week I created the following card, which was shared on my blog. I loved how it turned out, and decided to share it here as a second card.
  JFF Stamps used:
If you'd like to read a bit more about this card, simply visit this blogpost

Enjoy your weekend and
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Card!!

Hello all! Thank you for taking your time to visit JFF blog today! Have you started crafting for Thanksgiving? If not I have this card idea I want to share with you today! By the way, you are with me - Alexia on this special day! :) Why is it special? Because I have something for you, but you have to keep reading to find out what it is! We all love mystery, don't we? lol. Just in case if you don't, please bear with me... hehe

I designed the tree trunks for the card and cut it out with my Cameo. And as for the silhouette in the background, I used the back of the cut-out as stencil and daubed it with brown inks such as shown in picture below.

The image after cutting with my Cameo

Stenciling, on the back of the card

Apply double-sided foam tape around the frame and adhere it over the stenciled silhouette (one shown above)

I cut some paper fall leaves too and embellished them as fallen leaves from the tree. I love the sentiment stamp from JFF! How do you like the card? I hope you do because I'm going to reveal the mystery! Keeping reading...


Today you are getting...this cut file...for free!!

To download, please click HERE. I do have a favor to ask from you, that is to keep this cut file for personal use only. Thank You!! 

I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! - Alexia

Monday, November 10, 2014

Almost Thanksgiving....

Hello Everyone!!!
Its Kim B here, I hope everyone is enjoying their November.  At my home, its cool fall temperatures, and lots of leaves changing. I think this may be my favorite time of year.  Thanksgiving is approaching fast.  This card could make the perfect invitation for those you invite over.

Using this beautiful stamp found here ....
,Product ID: E3440  Fall Corn Swag  Size Approx.: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4

Hope you have a wonderful day!!  Take time to enjoy some fun rubber stamping!
Kim B

Friday, November 7, 2014

It's Picnic Time!

Hi everyone ~ Kelly here today!
Hasn't it been wonderful seeing all the fabulous Fall
and Halloween creations here on the blog :)
It definitely feels like Autumn with the pumpkins,
witches, mummies and more!
There's also a new little crispness to the air,
a perfect time to head outdoors ~
especially to the park to have a little picnic ♥

 Today's creation is a fun little 'picnic basket' I made from
plain 'ol cardstock, tombo and brads :)
It stands up to hold the cards to use as needed
and is super easy to make.
Inside is a simple set of notecards meant for
jotting down a little note and sharing with a friend or colleague.
To make the cards, I used 4 Just for Fun stamps:
Stamptangle Fancy Pear and Macintosh apple
with coordinating sentiments "Let's Talk"
and "We're a perfect pair".
On the front is the sideview butterfly stamped twice, colored
and then propped up on 3d foam dots w/ a little piece of twine.
The cards are stamped out onto the dsp and 'paper pieced'.

I wish you lovely outdoor fun and
 a safe, festive and fun weekend!

  Big hugs,


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Ideas

Hi it's Roxie here and I have a couple Thanksgiving cards to show you today. 
It's getting close to that time of year when quick cards come in handy and that's what I consider this one.

Sponge distress ink in three shades using a stencil and with the darkest shade at the bottom.  Stamp on the leaves using the masking technique, stamp the sentiment and the panel is ready.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Skeleton Leaf, Sentiments 1
Paper: Recollections - heavy weight cream, Die Cuts with a View - textured rust, Imagine That - designer paper
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw
Stencil: JBS, Brads: The Paper Studio, Borders cut using the Perfect Layers tools from Perfect Paper Crafting

Gelly Plate, brayer and acrylic paints with a mesh stencil were used to create the mixed media background.  When dry a paper perforator was used to distress the edges and distress ink to darken the panel and die cuts.

Images: Just For Fun - When Friends Gather Together,  Stamptangle Pumpkin Medium
Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, Georgia Pacific - white,  Die Cuts with a View - harvest textured, MD?A Division of Creativity Inc. - red linin, unknown Kraft and grey textured
Inks: Pumpkin - Memento - Tuxedo Black, Sentiment - Memento - Espresso Truffle,  Ranger Distress Inks: Forest Moss - leaves, Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Paint: Anita's - yellow, Ranger - Mushroom, Butterscotch, Terra Cotta
Coloring: Chameleon pens
Tools: Gelly Plate, brayer, Memory Box - mesh stencil, Tonic paper perforator, Sizzix dies, sponges

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Card

Happy November Everyone! Today I'm sharing a Thanksgiving card created using the StampTangle Pumpkin rubber stamp ~

Supplies Used:
cardstock, designer paper, Archival ink ~ jet black, Prisma watercolor pencils, sequins, Distress ink ~ antique linen, white gel pen, ribbon, and twine.
Happy Creating!