Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Can Can

I love this art style. 

JFF Rubber Stamps Can Can rubber stamp

Toulouse Lautrec's art shows such an intimate peek into 1880's Parisian nightlife. He was supposedly in love with a dancer named Jane Avril, who commissioned him to paint this poster as an ad. The dancers are performing the "can can"  which was kind of like "twerking" in the 19th century. It was shocking to respectable society, which made it even more popular. Even if it meant the dancers could be arrested for doing it! I thought the ladies deserved a little extra "flash", so I added some Diamond Stickles and a three part bow. I made the medallion from an Ideology facet, a little Glossy Accents and matching card stock. 

You have until 9:00PM tonight to join our "Die Cut challenge" for a chance to win a JFF Rubber Stamps gift cerficate. Go die cut something and share it with us!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Easter Bunny

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

I created a card from brown cardstock and added an embossed panel of pink on top.  The Bunny Artist  was colored with Memento Markers and then die cut with Spellbinders dies, cutting around the Easter Egg.  I matted the bunny with dark pink cardstock and added it to the card.

Happy Easter is from Sentiments 1.  I used an oval punch and adhered it to a larger dark pink scalloped oval.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Cross

Today I want to share a card, using one of my favorite Easter stamps from Just For Fun, Easter Cross.

The card background was created with a piece of cream cardstock, die cut and layered on purple.  Gold was added behind the die cut center and pieces of gold and cream were layered on the front center.

The image was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on cream cardstock.  After coloring with Copic Markers, it was fussy cut and centered on the card front.

Have a lovely week and a blessed Easter.

E. Marie

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sweet Easter Bunnies

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here today. Easter is right around the corner. I want to show you an Easter card I made using these sweet Love U Bunnies. Aren't they the cutest?

I used several dies on this card. The pink background die is called Vintage Flourish by Spellbinders. I used the Filagree Egg die from Memory Box and cut from various patterned papers to look like dyed Easter eggs. The bunnies were stamped and colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a Happy Easter!

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Ducky Easter Cards - Easy & Cute (Two Ways)

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I do like this silhouette stamp of duck and ducklings.  So cute!

I stamped the ducks onto light yellow cardstock and staggered the stamp as I created rows of ducks.   For the first card, I used a bold striped patterned paper for my background, and framed out my ducks in the center. The sentiment was added on white cardstock.

For the second card, I used the entire stamped card panel, and just added the leftover strip of the striped paper on the side.  I added a brad near the sentiment to draw your eye right to the greeting. 

These were fun and fast to create, and I really only needed a limited amount of supplies, nothing fancy here!  I hope to use this same stamp to create some baby cards in the near future.

The stamps I used today can be found in the Just for Fun Store in Wood-Mount, Cling or Unmounted!
Happy Easter sentiment is HERE.
Duck and Ducklings is found HERE.

Thanks for visiting the JFF Blog today!   Thanks for taking the time, especially if you left a comment!

Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Artist and Dies

So as you may already know our monthly challenge for March is to use Die Cuts on your project which was just perfect for me, especially since I got a new Big Shot for Xmas, so I grabbed my Just For Fun stamps and a couple of flag dies and got right to work. 

Don't you just love that Bunny Artist stamp?? I mean I loved it and then I stamped it and fell even more in love with it. 

For this card I decided to pull out my super dated "All Season's 3" paper line from The Paper Studio. I paired this designer paper with some neon green paper that I had in my stash and it worked out really nice. I layered all of the DSP together and took some extra paper and used my large flag die cut to cut out not only a pattern border but also the white bunny image (which allowed my stamped piece to fit into my flagged piece.) 

As far as the image goes I stamped it using Archival Black ink and used my Shi Han alcohol markers to color it in. I used a lighter and darker shade of the pink and the grey to provide a little bit of shading. I then topped it all off by adding some "Cats and Bats" teal dots. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to come along and play with our monthly challenge. 

Happy Crafting! 

~* Jen *~ 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I ♥ Coffee

I love coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee in the morning, coffee after dinner...I associate coffee with leisure and relaxation. A "cuppa" coffee. a good book and curled up in my favorite chair? Ahhhhh......

JFF Rubber Stamps Coffee Sign   and Single Coffee Bean
CUTplorations ATC die.
The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is to use a die cut. Come join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Life is a Journey

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

Using Memento Ink in Northern Pine and Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Lime and Gamma Green, I inked the Sea Turtle Seascape stamp, overlapping the colors.  Once stamped on white cardstock, I cut the image and matted it with dark green cardstock.

I restamped the turtle and fussy cut the shell, then added it to the original image for dimension.

Using Scor-Pal, I created a card from green cardstock and added the stamped panel.  Next I scored 3 lines across the bottom of the card and added the stamped sentiment in the center.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 12, 2018


E. Marie here to share my first eclipse card.  I have seen so many eclipse samples and loved how they looked.  I couldn’t wait to try it, myself.

The Rabbit Pair was stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.

The word “HOP” was die cut from the image with large alphabet dies.  It was also die cut twice from dark green cardstock.  The cardstock letters and image letters were glued together.

The remaining image, along with the middle sections of the letter “O” and “P”, were layered on dark green and additional layers of orange, green, and two different decorative cardstocks.  The die cut letters were popped up in place with dimensionals.  You can find a tutorial here.

This is a fun technique and since the monthly challenge on the Just For Fun Blog is “Use A Die-Cut”, this is the perfect time to try this and share your creation.  Find the challenge details here.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Happy Birthday

It is designer April here again. Male cards are hard for me to make sometimes, but today I have made a male birthday card using the '57 Chevy stamp. Everytime I use this stamp I think of my dad's '56 Chevy he had for 18 years!

I went along with our challenge theme for this month which is to use dies. I used Tim Holtz's Alterations die as a background. I stamped the car on the same light blue card stock as the background, fussy cut it and used a silver paint pen for the "chrome" on the car. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join our challenge this month. We love to see your creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Easter Egg Tree Cards - Two Ways

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  It is time for me to get going on my Easter Cards.

 I am coloring the Easter Egg Tree stamp with colored pencils today.  I colored it once on white cardstock, and again on green!  Colored pencils give really good coverage on dark cardstock, so the colors still pop.  I added glitter Nuvo drops on the white version, and then Glossy Accents to the Green. (Just a note, I first tried the clear Nuvo drops for this, but they cracked as they dried, so I re-did the stamping and found Glossy Accents works better.)

These cards were so fun to put together.  It makes me excited about jelly beans, I almost bought a pack, but I know they will get eaten, so I am waiting till closer to the holiday.

Find these stamps in the store! 
Be sure to know that you can get them in wood-mount, cling or unmounted!
Easter Egg Tree found HERE.
Jelly Bean sentiment found HERE.
Happy Easter sentiment found HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Moon Maiden

I always get so excited when new Just For Fun stamps arrive on my door step!! I love digging right into them and starting to experiment and I am always impressed with the detail that each stamp offers.

This stamp is one of my favorites and is called Moon Maid. Don't you simply love it? I chose to color it in with some markers since I was trying to capture that flowing wrap. I then added some color shine to the background paper and embellished with some gold stars and strips. 

Thanks for stopping in today I hope you enjoyed my project. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Funny Bunnies

This card makes me laugh!

I saw this Easter meme on Facebook and thought it would be fun to recreate it on a card. 

I stamped and trimmed the JFF Rubber Stamps medium sized marshmallow bunny stamp for the focal image

  and the seashore grass silhouette for the background.  
The speech bubbles were created in Photoshop Elements using Club Scrap cardstock and elements from their Comics digital kit.

Since the new monthly challenge is to use die cuts, I dusted off my Cuttlebug and dies and cut some panels to created my fun Easter scene. I used the crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies from STAMPlorations to cut the the blue and green panels for the background. 

I trimmed the green panel with one of Lawn Fawn's stitched hillside border dies for a little extra dimension.

Click here for more inspiration from the design team and link up your die cut creation for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Rubber Stamps

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A CAS Card

It's March! Can't you just imagine Spring now that it's March is here. Longer days, melting snow and birds chirping merrily. In anticipation of Spring I created a simple CAS card with a small twist.
I love feather stamps and I love stamptangle stamps even more. This stamp is called Stamptangle Feather 3  and can be found in the JFFRS store now. I used white StazOn ink on black cardstock. The first feather I adhered to the card directly, the second I used one set of popup dots and the third I double the pop up dots for a dimensional look. It's subtle and works great with CAS cards.  I hopw you like my project. Stop back often for more inspiration from the design team!

March JFF Card Challenge - Die Cuts!

Welcome to this month's card challenge - 
Die Cuts!!

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Yes, we challenge you to use a die cut somewhere on your card.  It can be a die mat, frame, shape or image, die cut words, edges or anything in between.

Before we get to our inspiration, we need to congratulate the winner (selected by of February's challenge - Silhouettes....

The winner is... Craftyhairlady!!!

Congratulations Pam!  Please contact me to claim your prize.

On with our die cut inspiration....

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You have until: 
Saturday, March 31st  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.