Thursday, May 31, 2018

JFF May 2018 Challenge - Use More Than One Stamp

WOW! Can you believe May is already here? School is almost out for the summer, graduations are commencing and vacations are being planned! Lazy summertime is my favorite time to craft.

This month we're challenging you to use more than one stamp on your projects!

Get creative and use this challenge to catch up on your crafting!

Our winner for the April Spring Flowers challenge is Rijacki Ledum!

Congratulations Rijacki! Please contact to claim your prize!

Now, for some inspiration from our Design Team!





You have until: 

Thursday, May 31st 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 gift certificate 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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Thinking Happy Thoughts of You - Rain Background Idea

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  

I created a fun background depicting a warm summer rain.  This was done by first smooshing blue Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat and spritzing it with water.  I then took a piece of acetate packaging and dipped the edge into the pool of ink.  I was able to apply the ink across just one portion of my cardstock.  Repeat until you get the look you like.

I stamped the Girl with Umbrella Silhouette right over my “rain” with black Distress Oxide ink.  This stamp is so cute, I just like the whimsical look of the whole card.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Beach and Coffee

Happy Memorial Day.  We hope you are having a wonderful day with family and remembering those who sacrificed so much for our country.

So many families are spending this long weekend at the beach so I thought I would create a card with a beach theme but mixed it up with a coffee theme, too.  It is a vital part of my relaxing weekend.

The Coffee Background was inked with various Distress Inks to coordinate with the colors I planned to use for the sunset.  This was stamped first and then the same colors were sponged on top.  Darker blue and brown were sponged around the edges.

The Adirondack Sunset image was stamped in brown twice.  The first image was sponged with ink to coordinate with the Coffee background.  On the second image the sun was sponged with Distress Ink and the chair was colored with Copic Markers.  These were both fussy cut and layered onto the inked image.

Using dark brown Memento Ink, the “May your day be filled...” sentiment was stamped on a white rectangle background.  Distress Inks were sponged over and around it.  It was layered on blue, along with the Adirondack Sunset Image and then layered on top of the Coffee Background.  A small Sizzix coffee cup was die cut, sponged with ink, and added with fiber.

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fractured Sky

Hi! It is designer April here again. I was not sure how to name this card! You can see why I called it Fractured Sky. I found this background in my stash where I had stamped the Broken Mosaic background stamp on watercolor paper and added clear embossing powder. I then dropped various colors of Distress inks into the open spaces and let them blend together using my water pen. Next I stamped the Skyline Silhouette stamp on white card stock using blue ink and fussy cut it. I pop dotted that to the background. I found the balloon embellishment in my stash and adhered it to a blue circle punched backing.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please join our challenge this month which is to use more than one stamp! We would love to see your creations!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Shake your Tail Feathers!

Here's a fun birthday card for your flamingo lovin' friends....

Ink Stained Roni here with a fun way to get into the spirit of the day...  The flamingos were stamped on watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The entire panel was then colored with Prima watercolor confections.  The image was die-cut, edged in dark blue ink and the sentiment was added.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sending Warm Thoughts

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

Usually, all you can find are coffee related stamps (and I don't drink coffee) so I was thrilled to find this Tea Background stamp set in the store.

The stamp was inked it with assorted colors of Imagine inks then stamped it on a white panel.  The panel was matted with kraft cardstock and placed atop a ribbon wrapped card.

The phrase is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted stamp set and was stamped and die cut.  It was matted upon a larger oval and added to the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, May 21, 2018

American Beauties w a Raised Sentiment

Hi Guys it's Jen again with another really fun and fabulous card to show you. This card follows suit with our Just For Fun monthly Challenge which is to use two or more stamps on your card, however unlike my previous ones, this one uses the stamps as the focal point. 

This card is fairly simple and using a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire related to 3-D stacking. To start off this card I stamped the American Beauties stamp from Just For Fun onto some white cardstock. I then colored in my image using alcohol markers. Once my image was colored I went ahead and stamped Happy Birthday on top of the already colored image. 

Now to take this card a step further I went around the bulbs of the American Beauties stamp and fussy sliced (using my exacto) just the bulbs up. This created a raised image center and of course that partial raised sentiment. 

To finish off the card I trimmed the white cardstock down and layered it onto a canary colored piece. I then took some matching dots and accessorized. 

Thanks so much for checking out my newest project. If you were inspired and would love to see more of my work make sure to come on over to Scrap Shack Designs and join in the fun. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lavender Lemonade

What do you do when life hands you lemons? Why make some lemonade, of course!

JFF Stamps Citrus Slices, Canning Jar Large, Peppermint Sticks

Lavender is touted to help with treating anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, headaches and aids relaxation. I can't vouch for the health benefits, but it sure tastes good in lemonade and it smells good too! 

A glass of lavender lemonade anyone? 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Flourish Wreath

Hi! It is designer April here. I hope all you mothers had a great Mother's Day. I sure did. My boys pulled all the stops! We had a great day together.

Recently I was playing with the wreath builder template using the Flourish from the Stamptangle Cube. This is the card I made with it.

You can see how this wreath builder system works by looking up wreath builder on line. There are several different videos that show how to use it. I just love how this stamp works so well with it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

I used blue and green Oxide inks on my stamp and alternated the colors as I went around.

Remember that we have a challenge going on. We would love for you to join in. You can see all the details here.

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

Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Fun Apple..

Hi ya peeps! The sun is shinning here in Minnesota (finally) and it's time to welcome summer. Today I am going to share one of my favorite stamps from
the numerous and fun Zentangle stamps in the store.
This fun stamp is called Stamptangle Tall Apple. I added some juicy glitter stars for a little texture and some tiny hearts because I LOVE apples. I really love all of the Stamptangle stamps that are available in the store. Each project never turns out the same so you could say that they are all originals! You can find this stamp and all the other Stamptangle stamps in the store now!
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Christmas Card Ideas - Stamping Two Ways!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  It is never too early to start thinking about your holiday cards!  I try to make a few each month — it really helps take the stress out of the season.  Just for Fun has so many wonderful and unique Christmas stamps in the store and today I am going to showcase a few of them.  

The first card idea was made by making a background by layering stamps. I first stamped the Glorious Song stamp with light tan ink and stamped the versatile Silhouette Pines stamp from JFF’s latest release over top using a dark green ink.  I colored the Bells & Holly stamp with alcohol markers and fussy cut that to add a vintage looking embellishment to the card.  The jingle sentiment was added right to the background

You can see that I loved this card so much I made two while my supplies were out!

The second card idea I would love to share with you uses the same stamps, but this time I heat embossed that Glorious Song music stamp with silver embossing powder on red cardstock. (I have to tell you, that stamp is going to be a workhouse stamp for my Christmas cards, I just love it!)  I used the same Bells & Holly image for my focal point, and added my sentiment and some gems to finish the card.

The stamps I used today can be found in the Just for Fun store!  Most are available as either a Wood Mounted Stamp, a Cling Mounted Stamp or the economical and space saving Unmounted form.  You get to choose!
Glorious Song is found HERE!
Silhouette Pines is found HERE!
Bells & Holly is found HERE!
Sentiments can be found in Unmounted Sentiment Sheet 1 HERE!

Just for Fun’s MAY CHALLENGE is to use more than one stamp on your project!  Please join us by linking your card up here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Mother Is Born

Yesterday was Mother’s Day so I thought I would share the card I made.  One of my favorite flowers is the Peony and so I used this flower for my card. 

The Peony was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  A waterbrush was used to pick up ink directly from the stamp pad and color the image.

For the sentiment, the Peony image was once again inked with Picked Raspberry, stamped on a scrap of paper, and then stamped a second time on white cardstock.  The wording from the Mother is Born stamp was stamped in black on top and die cut with a Spellbinders’ Square Nestability.

The card background was created by scoring both vertically and horizontally in the middle of a piece of white cards stock.  The Peony image was stamped with Picked Raspberry in each corner.  This was layered on a coordinating cardstock, along with the Peony and the sentiment, and all added to the white card base.

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birthday Fun

Hi, it is designer April here today. I always need birthday cards and I love making them, so I am showing you a birthday card that I made.The challenge this month at is to use more than one stamp, so I used the Gift Cube stamp that has four different gifts on it. This gift cube stamp can be used for birthdays and Christmas!

I found the background in my stash where I had patted some Distress ink colors on the back of a stencil, spritzed the colors with water and layed it down on the watercolor paper. When the stencil was lifted the numbers had a nice soft watercolor look - great for a background! I stamped and colored the gifts, using the same Distress inks and water, fussy cut them and pop dotted them to the card. I stamped the birthday saying across the card multiple times. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join us in this month's challenge. Have a wonderfull day!


Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I Scream You Scream....

We all scream for Ice Cream!!!

Ink Stained Roni here and it's getting to be about that time of the year...
Ice cream in all it's glory!

I used a combination of fun icy treats for this card - all stamped with VersaFine Black ink then colored using Memento Dual Tip markers.  They were each fussy cut and mounted on matted circles.

Who doesn't love these classic American treats on a hot summer day.

What's your favorite???

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wishing You Tropical Breezes

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

I've used the Surf's Up stamp, stamping in assorted colors for a tropical effect.  With a stamp of this size, it's easy to ink it with the many colors then stamp onto cardstock.

The phrase was a perfect match to the image.  Once it was matted, it was overlayed over the main image.  Doesn't it feel like summer? 

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Fireflies and Mason Jars

Hi guys, it's Jen from Scrap Shack Designs and I am so excited to bring today's project to you, but before seeing the card I want to remind you that we have a brand new challenge up. Now our challenges run all month long and this month we are focusing on using 2+ stamps on your projects. Now this might be scary to some of you but trust me with the wide variety JFF offers it's actually very simple to do. 

Now if you already knew about our new challenge then you might have also seen today's card. However since it's a great card, perfect for summer, I wanted to come on and show you how to recreate it. 

Now my card came right off from Pinterest and easily incorporated those JFF stamps into it. I started by inking my background with a variety of purple, yellow, blue, and green inks. Once I had the background the way I wanted it I moved on to making that Mason Jar. For the jar I used the 
CJ-Canning Jar Large and stamped it onto some white. I then fussy cut it out and created a shaker with some matching sequins and vellum. To add more fun to the shaker I used the Firefly stamp which I colored in with a yellow Shi Han marker. I also added shimmer to these critters to make them shine a little, you know like a firefly should. 

Before I adhered the mason jar I decided to stamp some milkweeds onto the background. I then attached the mason jar along with that embossed "Hello" banner which was made using the Hello stamp set. 

This was a really fun challenge to play along with and as I said it's easy to create a card with more than 2 JFF stamps, whether they are made to pair or not. I hope to see your creation this month. Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Tree of Hearts

I tested out a "new to me" masking technique using rubber cement and I think I like it!

I stamped the Stamptangle Tree with a rainbow of colored ink and painted over the stamped image with rubber cement and an old paintbrush. It dried quickly and I used a rubber brayer and some distress ink to create the blue sky background over it. I rubbed the rubber cement off with my finger and was pleasantly surprised how well the masking worked! I stamped the Sentiment Hearts in Versamark on some red card stock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. A whole lot of fussy cuttin' later and I had a handful of hearts to decorate my tree. So, let's see...1, 2, 3, 4 different stamps on my card! I think that's a record for me!

The monthly challenge is going on now!

Click here to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Stamps. I'll look for you in the gallery!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Little Moon..

Good morning JFF Fans. Today I am sharing a card made with a super cute stamp that is available in the store right now!
Isn't she beautiful? I love vintage style stamps and this one is no exception. This stamp is called Moon Maid. I even love the name of the stamp. Stop by the store or the Facebook Group for more inspiration from the Design Team. Happy crafting.   Carolyn

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Asian Vase and Bamboo Background using Distress Oxide inks

Hello from design team member, Heidi!

Just for Fun has a lovely collection of Asian Inspired stamps.  Since Just for Fun’s May Challenge is to use More Than One Stamp, I chose a few to feature on my card today.

The background of my card was made with a piece of normal cardstock that I had coated with gesso.  I really love the results I get when I use this to smoosh into my distress oxide inks. You get a lighter result because the ink doesn’t soak into the paper quickly.   I used some pink, tan and green inks for this, drying in between.

Then, I inked up my background stamp with the green Oxide ink, spritzed it with a tiny bit of water, and stamped it.  The stamping does take longer to dry on this surface, and that just adds to the texture.

I matched this with the pretty vase, stamped onto an ivory flecked paper and colored with alcohol markers.  I do like to sponge regular distress ink on the sides to add the illusion of dimension.  I then just added the sentiment to the main panel with Versafine ink.

You can find the stamps I used on my card in the JFF store.  You get to choose whether you want them wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted!

Find the Bamboo Background Stamp HERE!
Find the Asian Vase with Blossoms HERE!
Find the Helen Keller quote HERE!

I appreciate your visit today!  Hope to see you over at the monthly challenge!