Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Best Things In Life

I decided to use the Floral Tea Cup image for my card today.  It is so pretty with all the different flowers and I found this great background paper to go with it.

I used my Zig markers to color it and die cut it with a Spellbinders’ circle die.  It was layered on a green scalloped circle die cut and a slightly larger pink die cut circle.  The same color layers were used behind the background paper.  This really brought out the colors in the image.  The sentiment is the new Best Things In Life, which is perfect for this card.  What is better than fancy coffee cups and sweet smelling flowers.

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter the JFF Monthly Challenge.  The theme is Birthday!

E. Marie

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vintage Bathing Suits

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used Vintage Bathing Suits and Lowers Blood Pressure.

I love these bathing suits, such a reminder of what ladies used to wear!

I stamped them on white cardstock in black ink, then colored them with assorted Zig markers.  While the bathing suits reflect a certain era, I wanted the colors to be bright and cheery!  Before adding the panel to another layer of cardstock, I inked the panel with chalk ink, picking up a lighter color of the orange bathing suit.

I created a card from black cardstock and added the stamped panel on top.   I love the sentiment which I thought worked perfectly with the bathing suits.  I created it the same way and added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Sweet, aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Sharing a Cup, or Two, or Three.

Good morning!  How about a cup of coffee, or two, or three?  That is what I am sharing with you today. 

The Stamptangle Stacked Tea Cups were stamped in black with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.  I used the colors from one of my favorite coffee cups.  This image was fussy cut, leaving a narrow edge of white to help it show better on the blue background layer.

The sentiment, Coffee Shared, was stamped on yellow cardstock with Distress Ink.  There is nothing more special than sharing time and coffee with a friend.

The background layers of orange and blue decorative cardstock coordinate with the colors used on the coffee cups.  Their designs made me think of bubbles and waves and a chilly beach in spring.  The flower embellishment was fussy cut from the design on the back side of the blue cs.

Enjoy your week.

E. Marie

Saturday, March 25, 2017

High Wheeler

Hi! It is designer April here again. I just love this new bicycle stamp called High Wheeler Bicycle Motif. I really like the vintage look of this stamp. I colored the rose using colored pencils and Spectrum Noir markers. I used my "postage stamp" decorative scissors to cut it out. I layered the image on patterned paper and then blue card stock. This was pop dotted to the card. The leaves die is called Fresh Foliage from Memory Box. The background was designed using various coordinating patterned papers. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the borders.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take a look at all of our new stamps! I know you will enjoy all the fun ones you see. Also you have a few more days to join in on the challenge for this month. You might even win a gift certificate to the JFF store!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Technique Tutorial: Stamping with Water on Distress Oxide backgrounds

Hello!  Design team member, Heidi, here today and I have a fun and easy technique to share with you today using some great stamps from Just for Fun Rubber stamps.

This card was made from the Tree Line background stamp.  It would be easy to get two cards out of this background once you cut it up.

Let me show you how to do this technique. (Don't worry if you don't have the Distress Oxide inks yet, you could also get a very similar look with regular Distress inks.)

First, sponge your white cardstock heavily with ink.
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Second, ink up a stamp with a clear embossing ink.  That is optional, but I find it helps.

Spritz the stamp with water then stamp right over your inked background.

The oxide inks both react with water to create a watermark and they also get a white oxidation to them when water touches it, and it really looks lovely!

Here is my completed card project with this stamp which is from the Flora and Fauna sheet (one of my most favorite sets!) The sayings are from Sentiment Sheet 3.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please let me know if you give it a try!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunflower Bouquet

Thanks for joining us today! Jen here from the Scrap Shack and I have a great Spring time card that I made using the wonderful Gourdgeous Sunflower Bouquet stamp.

This was a really fun stamp to color in with my watercolor pencils. The details in the stamp made shading such a breeze. After I colored in the stamp I fussy cut it out and popped it onto the card using a 3-D tape. I love the way this turned out. 

Here is the image of the stand alone stamp. 

Did you know that Just For Fun has a whole new line of Spring/Summer stamps that they just released. These stamps are a lot of fun and include scenes, sentiments, hearts, and more! If you are interested in checking them out you can visit them here

Thanks for stopping by today. To learn more about my card or my other creations you can visit me on my blog

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pop Up Gift Card!

I just love interactive cards...wobbles, pop ups, pull tabs, etc. I really wanted to make something that I had never made before and dug around in my stash of tutorials. I found a little gem called the Pop Up Gift Card by Andrea Luhman in one of my old Stamp Rap publications from Club Scrap . This is my version using her instructions!

JFFRS Steam Punk Balloon stamp image embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolors. Club Scrap Delft card stock.

Of course I added an action wobble to the Steampunk Balloon image on the front of my card! 

The gate fold card opens to reveal two pop up bicycle motif images and a place to insert a gift card in the center.  

JFFRS High Wheeler Bicycle Motif stamped and embossed in gold, colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors.

JFFRS Old Time Bicycle Motif stamp image.

Still plenty of room to write birthday wishes or a sentiment!

Speaking of birthday cards, the monthly challenge is ON and waiting for you to link up your artwork for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFFStamps! Click here for more details or visit the link located in the upper right side bar! AND be sure to follow JFF Rubber Stamps on Instagram for daily inspiration!

Wendy Bellino

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweet Apple Inspiration...

Happy Inspiration Day! Today I am sharing a card featuring a really neat stamp and it's only available in the store at
This fun stamp is called Stamptangle Tall Apple. I haven't seen another apple stamp like this and I just love that it is so different. The sky is the limit to how many ways you could use this stamp., A great tag for an apple pie or a card for a teacher. Thanks for stopping by to see my creation. Don't forget to stop by the blog and join in on the current monthly challenge!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thank You with Dream Girl

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used 2 lovely stamps that work so well together - Dream Girl and Thank you

Who doesn't need a sweet thank you card?

Dream Girl was stamped on white cardstock using black ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  I then fussy cut her, matted her with black cardstock and fussy cut her again so she stands out.  The background was created using The Crafter's Workshop stencil and several Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists for a fun background.

The stenciled panel was matted with green cardstock and added to the card.  Then Dream Girl was placed on top.  The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and matted with green cardstock before adding to the card.

Isn't she just the sweetest?

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Soda Shop Treats

Have you seen all the sweet treat images recently released?  They remind me of the goodies my grandfather used to buy me at the old soda shop in our little town, so I decided to create a card with that theme.

The card is a Twist Gate Fold Card.  Fellow designer, April Williams, shared this with me recently and you can find a tutorial here.  I used three coordinating cardstocks to layer on the different sections, sponging all the edges with pink or grey ink.  Sheer mint ribbon was used to tie it shut.

The Hot Fudge Sundae is layered on the front.  It was colored with markers and then layered on mint and black cs.

When opened, the Root Beer Float and Vanilla Shake are revealed.  These were also colored with markers and layered on mint and black and The Best Things in Life sentiment was added.

This was a fun card to make with these cute images.  Check out all the new images here.

E. Marie

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Happy Birthday To You

Hi! It is designer April here again. The challenge this month here at Just For Fun is Happy Birthday. I want to show you a birthday card I made using these fun new bicycle stamps and washi tape.

I stamped the Old Time Bicycle Motif stamp and the High Wheeler Bicycle Motif stamp with Versa Mark ink, added black embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the roses using Spectrum Noir markers. I cut out the images and adhered them to a green square and then to a black square. They were pop dotted to the card.

For the card background I used various washi tapes in the corners and stamped the birthday saying from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I would love for you to join our Birthday challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

It's Not Too Early... start thinking about making your Christmas cards.  Whether you are browsing for a design you like, or (if you are like me) you make a few cards each month, Christmas crafting can be a lot of fun year round.

Design Team member, Heidi here today!  

I made a background by swiping inkpads over my embossed cardstock. This takes no time at all.   I thought these colors gave an icy feel.

Also, the interesting background allowed me to simply heat emboss the Stamptangle Star small and Stamptangle Star large onto colored cardstock and very quickly get this card finished.  The sentiment is from the versatile Sentiments 3 Sheet.

Have you ever started your Christmas and Holiday projects early? Let us know in the comments.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sundae - The Best Things in Life.

Hi Guys!! Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs! Today I have a really fun card that was super simple to throw together and would work for anyone who was having a birthday, or is just simply sweet. 

This card uses a couple of brand new stamps from the Just For Fun Spring '17 release, along with some paper from The Paper Studio's All Seasons 4 pack. I love using paper packs because the paper is guaranteed to match making it so easy for you to add more than one pattern to your card. 

That adorable "IC-Hot Fudge Sundae" stamp has been shown a couple of times on the blog and is so much fun to work with. The sentiment, IC-The Best Things in Life... sentiment just fits the card so well that I couldn't resist. 

Being part of the DT we got to play with all the new stamps and I must say this is one of my favorite releases!! There are so many good ones that it's hard to choose a favorite, so make sure to head on over and check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy and Happy Crafting! 

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Some"bunny" is Having a Birthday...

I am not a fan of marshmallows, but I LOVE this marshmallow bunnies stamp set! 
I designed the sentiment using the Agent "C" font in Photoshop Elements and printed on Club Scrap card stock. 

I gave my little popped up bunny a generous coat of Diamond Stickles to resemble a Peep marshmallow. 

This card is perfect for all of the spring Birthday babies in my family! 

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps (JFFRS) hosts a monthly challenge and the randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop in their online store. Click here for more design team inspiration and to link up your artwork for the March Birthday Challenge!