Friday, October 30, 2015

Tag You Are It!

Remember as a child playing tag. As an adult you probably seldom play tag but you can still play with tags which seems to be a trend right now as everywhere I look I see projects using tags.

Tomorrow is Halloween and I thought it would be fun to create some tags to tie on latex gloves filled with treats for family members.

 It is hard to see in the photo but the wicked spider is suspended from a piece of white thread. I used water color paint for the spider after embossing with black embossing powder..
 The wicked trees are heat embossed with black embossing powder. (I discovered since I don't have one of those magic embossing pads that bath talc sprinkled on the card stock first worked best for getting a nice embossing job) I only used part of the stamp as it was too large. The bats are heat embossed and glaze pens used to color the eyes and fangs.
 The background is tattered screen background stamp heat embossed with white embossing powder. The dripping blood stamped with red Stazon ink and colored with a glaze pen. The bats were stamped and Radiant Neon Amplify used on the wings and a glaze pen used on the body. The mummy's eye was colored with a glaze pen.
I took the Happy Halloween stamped image and cut it apart to use. Don't be afraid to cut apart stamped images. Although it was heat embossed with white pearl embossing powder it turned out being more of a gray color. Scardy Cat was colored with Radiant Neon Amplify with a black glaze pen for the whiskers and yellow and orange for the eyes.

And here are the filled gloves. I'm going to put them in a bag and family members will have to grab them out of the bag.

Are you ready for Halloween? Do you like making tags?

Be sure to come back and check out what the other fabulous design team members are creating.
Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps used:
Happy Halloween
Stamptangle Wicked Spider
Wicked Trees
Hanging Bat Sm
Tattered Screen Background
Dripping Blood
Small Scardy Cat

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Frightful Bunch!

All of the spooks and ghouls are getting ready for their big day....

Dusting up the wrapping and charging up their wands
ready to scare all of the little goblins who cross their path!

and don't forget....

Edison, NJ
Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show

 Saturday November 7, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday November 8, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
New Jersey Convention Center
Raritan Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837

We are bringing lots of NEW stamps and
 fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Come out this autumn and join the FUN - Bring a friend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hocus Pocus!

Happy Halloween everyone...well almost! Just 3 more days until my favorite SPOOKY holiday! So of course I wanted to share with you a fun card I made to celebrate all things Halloween- witches, bats, spider webs...using the fun and fantastic Just for Fun Stamps.

 To create this card, I decided to wrap a piece of A2 size white card stock with cheesecloth and then spray various colors of Ranger Distress Inks and Dylusions Inks to create the background.  Also I stamped the JFF  Web Background stamp over the cheese cloth as well.  Once dry I removed the cheese cloth and got this fantastic background- I love how just subtle hints of the spider web can be seen in the background.

  I then used 3 other spooky stamps: Flying Witch small, hocus-pocus, and Bats to create the scene! 

Embrace Imperfection!

Monday, October 26, 2015

A Witchy little Toad for you ....

Hello there!!!  Its Kim B.

Today I created a card for Halloween.  I used the Toad Witch Small Just for Fun Rubber stamp which just cracks me up every time I look at her!
I made the card with the Paper Tear Technique, a fun and simple technique.  I embossed the frog and colored with inks.  Then, I added a computer generated sentiment.  Quick and easy card.
Just a few more days until Halloween.  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Autumn Greetings

Hi it is Myoriah here. I hope you have been enjoying Autumn weather. It has been a gorgeous Indian Summer. Today I have for you a card using the Stamptangle Maple Leaf. I am loving all the different Stamptangle images in the Summer 2015 collection. Of course Autumn is my favorite season with the crisp cool morning and the leaves turning vibrant colors.

I had so much fun doing this card. The background was created with Faber Castel pan water colors. I love this set because the colors are usually  bright. I misted the colors I wanted to use with water to activate them and pounced a stencil brush in the color and randomly pounced the different colors. Sometimes I went over an area to blend and soften the color some. This is one technique you can't go wrong doing and makes a nice background for stamping.

Next I took B Butterfly Trail and stamped it. Just because a stamp is designed for one use doesn't mean it can't be used for something else. The stamp reminds me of Autumn winds and the way the leaves fall to the ground.

I was looking at the card thinking it needed something. I knew the Colorful Autumn Greetings stamp was probably too large to use at the bottom. I used a post it note to cover all but the Greetings part and stamped on white tissue wrapping paper. Then took my water colors and colored the tissue paper so it would blend in better than if it was stark white.  Don't be afraid to use just part of a stamp there is no rule in stamping that says you have to use the whole stamp. :-)

I had so much fun playing with the stamped image of the Stamptangle Maple Leaf. First I stamped with Ranger Archival Ink because it is waterproof. Then I got out my blending chalks and played. Believe it or not this leaf was originally stamped on white card stock. After I liked how the leaf looked I took Liquitex Iridescent Medium.and painted it over the leaf. I love how just a little of the medium creates a sheen and in this case also worked as a sealer for the chalk. Then the real fun began when I got out my Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen and Sakura Glaze pens. If you have not played with Glaze pens they give a glossy finish and look like you heat embossed as they dry raised. For this leaf I used the yellow, red, and orange pens.

Recently while cleaning I came across a bag of fabric leaves I had bought at Dollar Tree. I won't mention how many years ago. Lol!  I thought a red orange leaf would be perfect to use for a mat. I can't believe how it makes the colors pop on the Stamptangle Maple Leaf.

What is your favorite season?

Thanks for stopping by and do come back and check out what the rest of the team is doing.

Stamps used:
Colorful Autumn Greetings
B Butterfly Trail.
Stamptangle Maple Leaf


Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Night Card

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday and Happy almost Halloween!  Heidi here with a fun Halloween Night card.  I had a lot of fun working on this card.  I even made some stencils with punches I have.  I started out using my circle punch to make my full moon.  I then used it to make some "cloud" like stencils.  I sponged on my colors and then let them dry.  I then went back with white and sponged more to make it look like fog and clouds.  Then I used my Versa Ink pad and stamped my webs- D3480 Classic Web, and used white embossing powder.  Then I stamped my D3455 Shake Rattle & Roll guy with Jet Black Archival ink and let it dry.  Then stamped again with a Versa Mark just slightly off from the original stamped image.  I embossed it with gold. Next, I stamped AA3424 Tiny Witch on a Broom in my moon.  I used A3504 Beware and punched the side with my Bat Punch.  After it was all dry, I used Stickles and Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  I hope you get inspired to use your Just For Fun stamps and make a fun Halloween Card!
Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween.  

Halloween Night Card by Heidi Brincken

List of supplies used:
Distress Inks, spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick
Archival Ink, Jet Black
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Ink Pad
White & Gold Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella
Bat Punch
2" Circle Punch
Paper of your choice
Just For Fun Stamps:
D3480 Classic Web
AA3424 Tiny Witch on Broom
D3455 Shake Rattle & Roll
A3504 Beware
Foam Mounting Tape for "Beware"

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oregon Coast

I live on the Oregon coast & recently we had a storm with some killer waves breaking over the South Jetty.  It attracted surfers  & I thought this card really reminded me of why I love living here so much.

On the pattern paper & coordinating cardstock I stamped in black ink the Stamptangle Water Splash (#E 3877).  I cut out the 4 splashes on cardstock & attached them a little off center over the pattern paper.
The sentiment is from 1 Unmounted Sentiments set (#UMS7018). Finally the Paddle Boarder stamp (#D3875) & my signature Shrink-it (aka Shrinky Dinks) seagulls.  I love adding them to all my ocean/seashore cards or art work.  It gives them a fun 3-D effect.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


It's Kren from A Fourth Life blog 
to share some spooky cards 
for the Halloween season 
that is upon us.

 I usually prefer to make fall cards
but when I saw these images, the cards
practically made themselves.  

Here is my spider card using Stamptangle Scary Spider D3876. 
It uses dp, plain card stock, and MFT alphas for the sentiment.

The card below uses the Stamptangle Tree H3804, 
heat embossed in black and then cut it out.  
I used Distress Inks and sponged on several colors 
and then dry embossed a pattern on top, accenting the raised portions.  
I wanted to make a spooky tree so I added the wiggle eyes.

Who knows what is lurking in the woods
around that tree!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wicked Trees

It is hard to believe fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner.  I am featuring the Wicked Trees stamp on two similar cards but with very different looks.


I wanted this first card to have more of a fall look.  I started with the Tattered Screen Background stamp inked with three different Distress Inks.  The Wicked Trees were stamped in black on top of this.  The sections were cut apart, layered on orange cardstock, and arranged on green cardstock layered on black.


The pumpkin was created with the Stamptangle Pumpkin (medium), stamped on cream cardstock colored with the same three Distress Inks.  These were fussy cut and paper pieced. The sentiment is created using part of the Colorful Autumn Greetings, stamped on green cardstock and layered on black.

For the second card, I wanted more of a Halloween look.  The Wicked Trees are heat embossed with black embossing powder on craft designer cardstock.  Once again they are cut apart, this time layered on white and arranged on black and coordinating designer cardstock.

The Mummy and Hanging Bat (large) are heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, fussy cut, and adhered to the card front.  I chose to make the bat white because I wanted it to pop, rather than blend with the background.  The sentiment comes from the designer cardstock.

I think I might need to use these trees again with a winter theme!

E. Marie

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beware of the bats

I designed this card for a private class I taught last week and like it so much that I did it in three

different colors in fact was having so much fun also made an ATC.  Used distress ink because it reacts with water for the water spots, added the bats inside the colored circle then added the hand cut banners with the beware.  If you liked to see a video (wouldn't load for some reason) I made please go to my you tube channel here. video shows how to get those fun water spots and how to cut the layers of banners without a die. thank you.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Witch parking only

Good morning!
Today I have this fun card to share with you all. 
I love the sentiment which read "Witch Parking Only, all others will be toad."
However it was too long for my card, and so I masked off the end of the sentiment 
and then stamped. I love how it turned out, and I hope you all do as well. 

I used witches broom and I masked off part of the sentiment for witch parking only 

This card is very clean and simple I just inked around the edges with some distress inks. 
The broom was also stamped in distress inks.

I hope you all are getting your crafty on! 

Thursday, October 15, 2015


It's hard to believe it's already November. Here in sunny Arizona we finally are getting "fall" weather. However I have been enjoying seeing all the crops that are blooming and beautiful around the area.
I created this pretty card to celebrate the fall and harvest time. I cannot tell you just how fabulous these just for fun stamps are. They stamp with deep beautiful marks. Hope you all are enjoying your fall wherever you are.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Faux Stained Glass Wire Reindeer

Hey all! Pam here with you today to share a Christmas inspiration card- featuring a technique I called Faux Stained Glass.
I have gotten a jump start this year on creating my holiday cards and this one features the Wire Sculpture Deer (side view).

The deer was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed using Ranger Liquid Platinum to mimic the Wire Sculpture.  The background was created using various shades of red Distress Stain Sprays, Dylusions, and Hero Arts Unicorn White.  To create the stained glass effect easy deer was painted with the Cherry Red Dylusions spray using a water color brush.

A complimenting bow and some jingle bells were added and the entire piece was matted with a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock- the edges of which were embossed in Liquid Platinum to coordinate with the reindeer.
I plan to make several more of these as holiday cards- using various other holiday colors- green, winter blue etc.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stay tuned to the JFF blog and my blog for more great inspiration using the fab JFF stamps.
Embrace Imperfection,

Monday, October 12, 2015

BOO! Celebrate!!

Here is a Halloween card I made using Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.  The stamps I used are
Short Jack  and part of Trick or Treat .

Hope you have fun if you celebrate Halloween.

Enjoy your day!

--Kim B

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Just For Fun Stamp & Trunk Shows - Stop by and join in on the fun!

Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show
Southfield, Michigan

 Saturday October 17, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday October 18, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Southfield Pavilion
Southfield Municipal Complex
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48037

We are bringing lots of NEW stamps and
 fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Come on out and join the FUN - Bring a friend!

Just For Fun Trunk Shows
Come out and join us at one of the upcoming Trunk Shows

SATURDAY—NOVEMBER 14, 201510:00 am-2:00 pm

Hampton Inn &
Meeting Room

11727 N.E. 63rd Drive
Lady Lakes, FL 32162

SATURDAY—DECEMBER 5, 201510:00 am-2:00 pmHyatt Place Coconut PalmsMeeting Room
23120 Via Villagio

Estero, FL  33928


We will have lots of stamps for you to purchase as well as Make It Take It projects for you to enjoy.
We will be serving light refreshments and Lots of Fun.
 Information: 727-376-6289

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Colorful Autumn Greetings

Hi everyone today is my day to post and since Autumn is in full swing in my neck of the woods I thought I would share an Autumn card with you. When I was looking through the catalog of Just For Fun stamps and saw the sentiment stamp Colorful Autumn Greetings I knew I just had to have it as it would be perfect for a Autumn card. As some of you know I am also a frugal crafter. I was trying to see if I could use Sticky Embossing Powder with foil using the Stamptangle Oak Leaf I was not successful in fact the leaf on this card the ink was really absorbed into the card stock and dried before I could even add the embossing powder. O.K. enough yapping on my part. Here is my Colorful Autumn Greetings card.

I love to experiment and play. Since I did not have a color of ink I liked for the sentiment I decided to put a few drops of Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber re-inker on wax paper and run my brayer through the drops to mix the colors. Then I used the brayer to apply the ink to the stamp. After several tries I discovered it worked best to use the stamp with the Fiskar Stamp Press instead of an acrylic block. Also it worked best using the shiny side of the white tissue wrapping paper to stamp on to get crisp letters. I was afraid the ink would run because of it being Distress Ink but yeah it didn't run when I colored the wrapping paper with my airbrush and Spectrum Noir markers. I cut the sentiment out free form and adhered it with a glue stick. 

After I got the card assembled I wasn't happy with my choice of  card base. I know I'm probably the only one that happens to. I remembered I had in my Washi tape stash this yellow chevron tape by G Studio. I'm going to have to see if WalMart has more of it next time I go. ;-) Although the Washi tape is sticky I've had instances where it has come loose on projects. I use the Elmer's Extra Bond Glue stick to adhere it.

I am so in love with all the Stamptangle leaves in the Summer 2015 collection. This oak leaf one was originally stamped on the same orange paper as the background with Ranger Archival Black ink. I used my embossing pad on it and then brushed a few different colors of Perfect Pearls on the leaf. Wasn't happy with the results so ended up since I ordered a new embossing pad to stamp the pad over the leaf again. This time I used the Cappuccino Perfect Pearls color. I then spritzed the leaf with water and knew from my experience of trying to use a laser printer with this particular card stock that it would curl. Using that to my advantage I used my heat gun to curl my leaf. I adhered the leaf just in the center with glue.

There you have it my colorful Autumn card. Thank you for stopping by and happy Autumn!

 Stamps Used:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Good Witch Halloween Card

Hi everyone, it's Heidi here again.  
Happy Friday to you!  It's fall and it's getting cooler.  I am loving it.  This is my favorite time of year! So, I have made a cute Halloween card for my post today.  I used bright colors and lots of glitter!  

I used the following Just For Fun Stamps
F3880 Good Witch
E3888 Dripping Blood
D3480 Classic Web
C2311 Happy Halloween

Paper Doodlebug Design Inc. called October 31st. and a scrap for the web
Tombo Markers- To color the Witch
Versamark Ink Pad
Archival Jet Black Ink
Stickles- Diamond 
Wink of Stella - Clear
Glossy accents- on the green Dripping Blood stamped image
Glue pen and Sparklets Xtra Fine White Glitter on the Happy Halloween image
I had a great time coloring and glittering this Good Witch.  I hope you enjoy her too!  
See you next time for more fun stuff with Just For Fun Stamps!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Early Halloween

OK I guess in October it is never too early for Halloween & this "Good Witch" stamp (#F3880) is just so darn cute not to use now.

Back in the day, paper piecing was HUGE.  It was like paper dolls for grownups.  I loved paper piecing so much I taught a lot of my classes at my scrapbook store in Roseburg, OR (#Roseburg Strong).  This stamp was perfect to paper piece.

I first stamped my witch on ivory cardstock, again on pattern paper for the dress & a third time for the wand.

I colored her hat, hair, socks & shoes.  The rest was just a cut & paste. Cut a little off the clothes on the first ivory witch.  The clothes will fit better.

 The two bats were Hanging Bat lg. & sm. (#A3866 & A 3885).  "Happy Halloween" is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted  Set (#UMS7018).  Sponge your pieces, add a little Stickles, which I prefer to brush on rather than glop (is that a word?) on & it is good to go.

Hope you all like my "Charmed" card!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Let's Go Trick or Treating!

It's Kren here from A Fourth Life Blog to share some Halloween cards
using a darling Just for Fun Stamps silhouette image called 
C346 Trick or Treaters 
as my focal point. 

Where we live in the mountains, we don't get cute, little munchkins
holding bags and proudly displaying their costumes.
So when I saw this silhouette image, I knew
it would find a home at my house.

The cards started with designer paper, a tree die cut, and a moon silhouette idea.
I ended up with two cards with the same layout because I liked parts of both.
And wasn't it great that my new alphabet dies came just in time!
You can let me know which of the cards you like best.

And card two...

Thanks for stopping by to see my spooky creation!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Haunted Window View

E. Marie here to share a card today.  This is my first post as a designer for Just For Fun and I am so excited to be part of this team.  Though I tend to make more fall cards than Halloween cards, I combined several images to make this fun card. 

I created a background using Distressed Inks and a little sprinkle of several Color Burst colors.  Then I stamped and heat embossed the Haunted House on top of it.

I stamped and heat embossed the Favorite Spot window image on brown cardstock and fussy cut. 

I layered it on a piece of acetate that was stamped with the Spider with Web with Versamark ink and heat embossed with a semi-transparent sparkly embossing powder.  All of this was popped up with dimensionals over the Haunted House.

I wanted to layer this all on a piece of cheese cloth but could not locate it in my craft room so I got creative and stamped and heat embossed the Tattered Screen Background on an orange decorative piece of cardstock for a similar affect.

Have a great week!