Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Romantic Handmade Christmas Card ((Be Merry!))

Hello again from design team member, Heidi.  It is time to make that final push on the Christmas cards and the JFF design team will have lots of ideas to help you out!  Today, I am stretching my stash by using a non-Christmas stamp to make a special & romantic holiday card.

I stamped the Couple Under the Light Post stamp on some snowy patterned paper.  I decorated the lamp post with a little bow, and then added glossy accents to the lamp and stuck a heart rhinestone right inside.  Let me show you the red frame so you can see how I made it.

I embossed the red cardstock, then added silver ink directly to the paper.  I like to do this to resemble a fancy picture frame.

The “Be Merry” sentiment was white heat-embossed.  This comes from the Sentiment Set 1.  I just thought this worked perfectly to give to a very special someone this Christmas!

I really think I have found my go-to set for romantic cards!  I can see myself changing up the background to use this scene stamp for a lovely engagement card in any season.  I just love the possibilities here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment so I can return the favor of visiting your blog.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Evergreens & Inked Hills

Hi guys Jen here with a really quick and fun ink shading technique. Now as many of you know I've done a lot of different background techniques and this one is very similar to the cloud one where you use a stencil to create the background. These different shading techniques are really fun when paired with the just-for-fun stands can I highly recommend if you're new to it just getting a couple of different tools and playing around with them.

 Now for this card I simply took a Sapphire and a Pacifica Inc as well as a Tim Holtz sponge Dauber.

A lot of times I will get asked on how exactly you're supposed to sponge and I don't know if there's any true technique however the one that's always worked for me is to dab across your area and then when you go to add color in dab your sponge in the ink, then sponge onto scrap paper, and then for your second layer come back onto your paper with circular motions.

To achieve the look of snow hills I simply cut out a scrap piece of paper with a wavy border and used that to block my Ink and create the White hills. Start with the top hill and then add the second hill below it making sure to only Ink the top of your stencil not the entire area. Notice how the middle of my hill is still white. 

Those trees are from Just For Fun and are called Evergreen. JFF has a number of wonderful stamps that would work well with this technique and I cannot wait to try it with some other ones. 

Happy Crafting! 

At The River's Edge

This is E. Marie, hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Seems like everyone is full force into Christmas preparation, but I never quite get there until the calendar says December 1st.  As a result, I am sharing a card that still has the look of Fall.

The background for this card was created using glossy cardstock and alcohol inks.  The Couple at the Rivers Edge image was stamped in the center of the card front and then cut out.  This was layered on black, teal, and rust cardstock.  The background piece was layered on black and rust.  

Then the image was popped up back in the center, using dimensional tape.

Have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Fall Day

It is designer April here again from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to show you a card I made using a new stamp actually called Spring by the Lake Silhouette. Even though it is not Spring I used this stamp for a Fall card!

I made the background by coloring with watercolor crayons on the back of a leaf stencil. I spritzed the stencil with water and laid it on some watercolor paper. I lifted off the stencil and this is the fun background it gave. I stamped the stamp in black ink on top of the background. I framed it using a Gina Marie die. This was pop dotted to a dotted swiss green panel. I added some leaf brads and a cord.

You still have a few days left to join in our challenge! We hope to see you there.

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


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tree Thanks

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

I began by inking the Silhouette Pines with several shades of green inks, then inking the ground in several shades of brown ink.  This stamp is 5" x 3 3/4", and while a wonderful size, I wanted it smaller to fit my card.  Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut it to fit my card making sure to keep some of the ground intact.

The card was created from green cardstock and a panel of striped paper was added on top.  After adding a 1" strip across the center of the card, I wrapped twine around the panel.  I matted the image with kraft cardstock and added it to the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks is from Sentiments 1 - a sheet of 29 words for all occasions.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Evergreen Joy

Today I was really inspired by a gold glitter tree line die-cut that I found in my embellishments  and I knew that the perfect stamp would be the Joy Evergreen one from Just For Fun. 

Now this stamp is a double sided stamp that I picked out because of all of the possibilities that the solid evergreen stamp has, well wouldn't you know that I was actually inspired by the inside/wording layer. 

Here are what both sides of that stamp look like. 

They would be spectacular paired up together or as independent stamps like I have done. 

I paired this stamp with some "Silver and Gold" paper and some matching stickers. I thought those tree stickers fit that stamp perfectly. I also inked around the top layer to help that stamped image stand out. My papers were layered off center to give the card more character. 

Thanks for stopping in today. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Still Fall For You

27 years and counting...

JFF Rubber Stamps Couple Under Light Post

I created the "stormy" background using my neglected alcohol inks on glossy card stock. I also changed the color of the heart charm with gold alcohol ink to match the embossed sentiment. I couldn't find exactly the sentiment I wanted, so I just made one in Photoshop Elements. I printed it out and traced onto a piece of vellum with an embossing pen, and heat set with gold embossing powder. I added some Diamond Stickles for sparkle.

There's still time to join our monthly challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog!

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This month we've embraced all that's great about November - Thanksgiving of course, Family and Travel...  travel to and from a get-together, travel for shopping, travel for just plain old fun. It's your pick! Link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Rubber Stamps

I'll look for you in the gallery!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall Camping Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I hope you are having a great day! Have you checked out our November Monthly challenge.  The theme is Travel/Thanksgiving/Family and I have a card to share for the challenge today.

I made this card for a camping enthusiast, so I knew he would love the Framed Maple Leaf stamp (also in the Flora and Fauna Unmounted stamp set, which is such a great set).  I pulled the turquoise color from the patterned paper I was using and simply stamped the leaf in brown.  Simple to make, but I find it very effective to stamp on colored cardstock.

Don’t forget that there is a random prize draw for the challenge!  If you have JFF stamps, we would love to see you use them, but it is not mandatory, and maybe you will be the winner!

Hope you will make time for stamping today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Evergreen Shaker Card....

Good day JFF fans, today I am sharing a simple shaker card in honor of winter . It has already snowed up here in Minnesota so I guess winter is officially here to stay.
Here is my make...
This fun stampis called Fir Trees and can be found HERE in the shop. I stamped the image in black and used a green spray mist for the background color. I added round glitter for the shaker snow.
Don't forget to stop by the Facebook page to hang with other JFF fans or check out the blog daily for lots more inspiration.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Birdie Birthday

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I used the Stamptangle Chickadee stamp and this very pretty scripty Happy Birthday sentiment on my card today.  

Let me explain how I did the background.  First, I stenciled three colors of Distress Inks onto regular white cardstock.  With the stencil still in place, I then spread flexible modeling paste over top of the inking.  Then I removed the stencil.  As it dries, it gives the look that I colored the pastes, but this method is SO much simpler! 

I am so glad you stopped by to visit us today!  Please drop us a comment letting us know you were here.  I do hope you will having some time for stamping today.  Have a good one!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Harvest Bounty

Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas, but it is one of my favorite holidays.  It is that time when you stop and remind yourself of all those things in your life that you are thankful for.

The Cornucopia, also referred to as the Horn of Plenty, symbolizes to me just how blessed I am so I love to use it on my Thanksgiving cards.   This new image I used is named Harvest Bounty. 

It was colored with Tombow markers and parts of a second image were popped up on top to provide some dimension.  The background paper is from Bo Bunny's Farmers' Market.

I hope this card and post reminds you how blessed you are and that we are thankful for each one of you.

E. Marie

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi! It is designer April here today from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are enjoying the Fall season as much as I am. I want to show you a card I made using several old and new stamps here from Just for Fun.


I used new stamps Cluster of Stalks  and Tiny Flying Birds.  I stamped the older Stamptangle Pumpkin Lg.  on orange card stock and embossed with brown embossing powder. I fussy cut it and popdotted it onto the card. The two birds is an older stamp, Pair of Birds. The saying is from the Sentiment 1 stamp sheet.

To make the background I washed watercolors on watercolor paper, crinkled some saran wrap and laid it on the wet card until it dried. I pulled off the saran wrap and it gave a tie dye pattern.

Please join us in this month's challenge. You do not need to use a Just For Fun stamp, but we would love it if you could. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might also win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.   With Thanksgiving on the horizon, I've created a new Thanksgiving card.

I stamped the Harvest Bounty image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I selected a square card and created layers with cardstock. 

Orange and green cardstock were perfect for this time of year, coordinating with the stamped image.

Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on white cardstock, die cut and matted with orange cardstock.  It was then placed on the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Note Card or Tag

Today I have a project that is perfect for the upcoming holiday season because it can be used for so many different things and the theme could easily be adjusted. One of my family members LOVES for me to make her a bunch of tags that she can use for various things around the holidays, and when I say a bunch I mean like hundreds! She uses them for presents, for food baskets, for little friendly notes, for EVERYTHING!! 

So I set out and started playing around with my Just For Fun stamps. She wanted the tags to be somewhat flat so die-cuts were simply not going to work. She also mentioned that she has some homemade goodies that she wanted to attach the tags to so she could hand them out as presents and perhaps pass along some recipes. 

For this super fun super small sized tag I went ahead and cut a card base out at 3" x 6" then I scored and folded in the middle. Since I was using a black card base I decided to cut a smaller white layer for the inside of the card. This area works well for a small recipe or a note. 

The mason jar stamp is spectacular and can be found here and the best news is that JFF offers this stamp in small and large!! Sorry for the excitement but I really do love this stamp. Anyway, I paired the Jar stamp with a really friendly, elegant, and smaller "Hello" sentiment stamp, also from JFF and can be found here.  

To finish up this tag/card I decided to grab some black and white twine from my stash and wrap it around the top of the jar stamp. I then attached a button with a glue dot and placed the image onto the black card base. I think that the neutral colors pair up so perfectly with that rustic jar stamp and can't wait to make a million of these little guys. 

I love how this project came out, aside from using two of my favorite stamps, the project is adorable, rustic, and can be easily duplicated to any size event. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

<3 DT Jen 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Always Thankful

My post today was inspired by this quote...

I typed up this short version to add to my card using Photoshop Elements and printed on white card stock.

Love ya Like a Sister (BOLD) and Homemade Apple fonts.

Don't you love this gate fold design? 

There's plenty of room on the inside panel to write a short note. 

JFF Rubber Stamps Acorn stamp. Club Scrap card stock. 
The new monthly challenge is up on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog!

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This month we've embraced all that's great about November - Thanksgiving of course, Family and Travel...  travel to and from a get-together, travel for shopping, travel for just plain old fun. It's your pick! Link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Rubber Stamps

I'll look for you in the gallery!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

So Foxy..

Good Day JFF Peeps, today I am going to share with you another new stamp over at the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Store. It's so cute, trendy and timeless!
What do your think? Isn't this stamp so cute!! I love how the body is wrapped in leaves and greenery. The stamp is called Fox Topiary and can be found HERE. So many new stamps to choose from. Hit up the store and take a look around. You may not be able to resist  but remember, the Holiday Season is coming up and you can ask Santa to fill your stocking with some of your favorite stamps!
Have a fabulous day and don't forget to get crafty!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

JFF November Card Challenge - Travel, Family and/or Thanksgiving!

That's right this month we're giving you a few themes to choose from or if you're really good you could roll 'em all up into one!  We've embraced all that's great about November - Thanksgiving of course, Family and Travel...  travel to and from a get-together, travel for shopping, travel for just plain old fun. It's your pick.

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But first we have some business to take care of from last month...
our Halloween winner....
(Chosen by

Congratulations Diane
 -please e-mail me at roni jj @ g mail (dot) com (no spaces) so we can get your gift certificate set up!

and now on to our inspiration!!

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You have until: 
Thursday, November 30th 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!