Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Daisy Thanks Card

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

I'm thinking Spring so I decided to use the Jar Daisies.   I created a card from kraft cardstock then added a checked print on top.

I colored the daisies with Memento Markers, then fussy cut the image.  A little brown ink around the edges of the flowers emphasized how pretty they are.  Then I wrapped twine around the stems before adding the flowers to the card with foam adhesives.

Finally I die cut Thanks using a Spellbinders die and added it to the card.

I love yellow daisies, but I'm thinking of all the other colors I can create.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Simple Topiary

I have two versions of a simple card to share today.  This card can be used for all kinds of occasions.

The background was created by adding a variety of Distress Oxide Inks to the Stacked Blocks image and stamping on a white strip.  The Topiary image was stamped in black on top.  It didn’t show up as much as I wanted so I stamped it again on white, fussy cut, and layered it on top.

The remainder of the card was layers of white, with the images popped up in the center, and score lines added.

Since I still wanted the look of the Topiary simply stamped on top of the colors, the Stacked Blocks was stamped again with the remaining ink on the white card front.  Since this was lighter, the image showed up much better. 

A green layer was added to bring out more of the image colors.

Hope you have a fantastic week.

E. Marie

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thinking Of You

Hi! It is designer April from Stampwilly Designs. I want to share a card I made using one of our new silhouette stamps. This one is called Rainy Walk In The Wildflowers. I have been trying to use up supplies I have in my stash and I found this background that I had made using several stencils. I stamped the image using purple ink over the purple stencilled area. I like that the pattern from the stencil showed up on the silhouette image. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

You still have a few days to enter our silhouette challenge. The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

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


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Silhouette Challenge - Dolphins by the Palms

Hello from designer, Heidi!  I would love to share with your this card I made for the JFF Silhouette Challenge for February.  These are a favorite stamp category for me because it is a great way to use fun, inky backgrounds like this.

My background was made with Distress Oxide inks and I stamped over top with the Dolphins-Palms Silhouette stamp.  Easy peasy!  

I hope you will play along with our challenge this month!  Find it here!  There is a prize up for grabs!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunsets & Dreamin'

It's Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs to share another wonderful background stamp with you. I live in Upstate NY where the weather is starting to turn and Spring is on it's way so I figured why not show off some of those gorgeous summer time stamps from Just For Fun.

That large background stamp is called Dolphins-Palm Silhouette rightfully so and is such a fun silhouette stamp to play around with. I decided to sponge ink onto a white piece of paper to create the background and water. I then created a sun with my shimmer pen, sorry it did not come out better in the photo. 

After I had the background and image stamped the way I wanted it I decided to pair it up with a great summertime sentiment called watch a sunset. JFF has a lot of great sentiment stamps to choose from so it was hard to pick the one I wanted, but this one is my favorite so I went with it. 

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in more of my projects feel free to join me over at Scrap Shack Designs. Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stained Glass Silhouette

I learned the alcohol ink resist technique ages ago and thought I'd revisit it for this card. This technique essentially removes the alcohol ink from a transparency. I dropped colors of alcohol ink on a piece of acetate and let it dry. I stamped the Thoughts and Feelings background word art with Archival Ink and buffed the surface with a soft cloth. I repeated the technique with the bicycle stamp and voila! Stained "glass"!

The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is up and the theme is Silhouette Stamps.

Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kiss Me Silly....

I know Valentine's Day has past but I wanted to share a few cards I made using the Couple Under Light Post stamp...

This stamp is so much fun, it could be used with just the couple...

The tree and sign post included 

Or the entire image! Anyway you choose it's a fun way to share a bit of love.

This is a perfect stamp to use for this month's card challenge - Silhouettes - as well.  And your silhouettes don't have to be black, they can be any color as the first example shows.  Hope you join in on the fun!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Your Heart...

Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing a heart card I made just in time for Valentines day. Ok, so it's the day after but it's the thought that counts!
I've always been a fan of black and white with a pop of color. This stamp did the job quite nicely. The stamp is called Postal Hearts and is available in the shop. A great way to stretch your stamp use further is using various elements and cutting them out. You can create imaginative and interesting results.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

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

The Valentine Background stamp is 5" x 3 3/4" and is perfect for making a statement on your card.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the background on white cardstock.  Next, I die cut it with Spellbinders die and inked the edges with Lady Bug.  Next, I matted the oval with a red scalloped oval.

I added black cardstock to the card base and rounded the edges to correspond with the scalloped oval.  The oval was then added with foam adhesives for dimension.

Isn't this a wonderful stamp?  So many possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Diagonal Valentine Treat Boxes

Is Valentine’s Day sneaking up on you?  Here are some little treat boxes that you still have time to make.

This first box is only 1 ½” on all sides.  It is created with two-sides cardstock and tied shut with pink polka-dot ribbon.

It opens up with diagonal edges to reveal a treat for your sweetie.  The inside shows the 2nd coordinating design and a solid colored insert stamped with the Valentine saying from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

A 3-D heart was created by combining three folded die cut hearts to embellish the top.

This second box uses the same design but is a 2” cube, making room for larger treats.  One of the hearts from the Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube was stamped for the sentiment.

To create the flower embellishment on top, the flower from the Brushed Floral image was stamped three times, fussy cut, and the edges inked.  These were shaped with a stenciling tool on a foam pad, layered, and added to the box top.

I found the instructions and video links for these boxes here.  I hope you enjoy making them.

E. Marie

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Feel Better Soon

Hi! It is designer April back again. I hope you are doing well and haven't caught the flu bug. I made a get well card because it seems like the flu is really bad this year. I followed the challenge theme for this month and used one of our many silhouette stamps. This one is called Favorite Spot. Speaking of a favorite spot, my three cats love looking out the window too. Sometimes all three are in the same window IF they are feeling tolerant of each other at the time! LOL! I have several bird feeders they like to watch.

I stamped the image on blue inked card stock, fussy cut it and added it to patterned paper. I used some lighter brown flocking on the cat. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join our challenge this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store.

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

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Jar of Sweet Treats!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Valentine’s Day is in just a week!  Do you still need some ideas for your cards?  I really enjoyed using JFF’s canning jar stamp for this card. I stuffed it with sweet candy hearts!

I stamped out 5 of each heart, then colored them in very simply.  No need to stay in the lines because I planned to trim them out.  Believe it or not, this all took just 10 minutes.

I then stamped my jar onto a sheet of acetate.  I glued the hearts down on the the white cardstock and adhered my clear acetate jar on top.  

I loved layering my lace over top of the pink ribbon. These were recycled from gift packaging!

You can find the stamps I used in the Just for Fun store. Don’t forget that most stamps are available in wood-mount, cling-mount, or for real savings, unmounted!

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Magical Floral Tags (Card)

Happy Monday and thanks for joining us here at Just For Fun. Jen, from Scrap Shack Designs, here with a really fun card featuring the JFF Landscape Tag. Tags are a really fun and easy project to add to a gift and can be even more fun when they double as a card topper as well, like with today's post.

This card features the beautiful Peacock and Eggplant color combinations which paired lovely with the Make Waves paper collection from CTMH. Here is a closer view of that lovely and very detailed Landscape stamp. 

I stamped the tag in Archival Black in and then I sponged some peacock ink around it starting in the lower right corner (where I wanted it to be the heaviest.) When sponging ink onto my images I always start off the paper then drag the sponge onto the paper. I think this method helps to prevent those annoying dark splotches that inking can cause. 

When I had the tag just the way I wanted it I stamped the image again and fussy cut out just the floral centerpiece. I used the same sponging technique for this piece except instead of Peacock ink I decided to use Eggplant ink. Once that piece was cut out and inked I applied my Shimmer Pen to give it a little sparkle and then I popped it up onto the main tag using 3-D foam tape. I finished off this tag by adding some Whimsy Ribbon, paired up with brown hemp/twine. 

After I had the tag completed I layered it onto some vellum paper and then placed it onto the base of the card. For the card base I decided to cut a piece of paper diagonally then added a strip across the middle. To pull through some of that neutral (white) I decided to add some white dots to the strip and the darkest corner of that tag. 

To come and check out more of my projects you can visit my home blog here. Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting! 

Friday, February 2, 2018

It was Written in the Stars!

Sketches always jump start my creativity!

I challenged myself to use the paper scraps and embellishments that were already out on my craft table. The Stamptangle Celestial Montage   background stamp was right on top of my Just For Fun Rubber Stamps stash. My card just came together by itself. It was written in the stars!

 I stamped and heat embossed the celestial montage on blue card stock, fussy cut the sun image and a few of the stars from the collage and added to the card front I created from scraps. I embellished the sun with some red gems and Christmas Red Stickles and heat embossed the SUN word art as my sentiment. I haven't put a card together this fast in a long time! 
JFF Rubber Stamps Stamptangle Celestial Montage and Sun seasonl word art. Club Scrap card stock. 

The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is up and the theme is Silhouette Stamps.

 Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Recipe Thursday...

Happy Thursday! I hope you are all enjoying the start of fabulous February. Are you going to watch the Super Bowl? Do you have any recipes that you bust out just for the big game? I do, well just one and it isn't food. I am big fan of citrus and I love making Orange Julius! It brings back fun memories of shopping and the mall with friends and sitting around the food court.
Here is my make...
I decided to create a recipe card with 2 fun stamps. The first stamp is called canning jar large and the second one is citrus slice. I like being able to decorate my recipe cards as I don't take photos of my done recipes. someday my son will get my recipe book and I hope that having some interesting embellishments will maybe encourage him to try a recipes or two.  
Have a wonderful day!

JFF Challenge - Silhouettes

Hello Friends and welcome to another inky challenge!  This month we would like to challenge you to use a silhouette image on your project.

It can be any type of silhouette...animals, people, flowers, etc.  
Whatever your heart desires!

Before we get to our teams challenge inspiration the winner from last month's challenge - Blue, Purple & Silver is:

Sharon and her lovely creation!

and now on with the show....

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You have until: 
Wednesday, February 28th  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.