Friday, August 31, 2018

JFF August 2018 Challenge - Stripes

 It's the first of the month and we have a new challenge for you!

Our winner for the July challenge, chosen by, is Theresa Pollack at Theresa's Studio!

Congratulations Theresa! Please contact to claim your prize!

 Now for some STRIPES inspiration from the JFF Design Team

Please welcome our new team member Lisa! 

You have until: 
Friday, August 31th at  9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from FacebookPinterest or Instagram! Click HERE for instructions!

PLEASE follow these simple rules BEFORE entering your creation:

Only U.S. addresses will be eligible for prizes. 

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!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Too Much of a Good Thing

Happy Thursday!  Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. Do you have packages of photo paper you just can't seem to let go. My new photo printer takes different paper and I'm unsure what to do with the stacks of 4x6 photo paper I have.  That is until I saw this awesome coffee filter print tutorial by Splitcoast Stampers. By using coffee filters, color bursts and photo paper you can create some amazing backgrounds. 

To create this card I stamped several soon to be released flower images from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps in Staz-on ink on to the background panel and fussy cut. For the card front I stamped the same flower image several times and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

Just for Fun flower and quote stamps. Club Scrap papers and jewel. 

You still have one more day to join us for our Stripes challenge and we would love to see your projects. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dracula's Halloween

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps which will be available soon from the store to create my card.  Halloween is right around the corner and I love these new Halloween stamps.

Dracula was stamped with black ink and colored with Copic Markers in shades of gray.  Dracula was die cut, matted with a larger die and added to spider web background wrapped with twine.  Happy Halloween is from Sentiments 1.

My next card uses 2 of the new stamps - Dracula and bats.  I created a background from several colors of ink, then stamped the bats randomly about the panel.  Dracula was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.

The stamped panel was matted with black, wrapped with twine and added to a card.  Dracula was added to a large oval die.  Thinking of You from Sentiments 1 was added slightly behind Dracula.

I absolutely love these new stamps.  Happy shopping.


Monday, August 27, 2018

A Golfer's Birthday

Just For Fun’s latest release includes a variety of golf themed images and sayings.  Today’s card shows off some of these.

The male golfer silhouette was stamped in black and fussy cut.  It was placed in front of a “grassy” background of plaid designer paper, die cut and layered on a dark green background.

The sentiment, stamped in teal and die cut with a circle die, is the perfect birthday sentiment for your favorite golfer.

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Summer Sizzle

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here today. I know everyone has been sweltering from the heat. I have made a card to go along with that. The theme for our challenge this month is stripes, so I made this card using stripes from the sun beams.

To make the background I "stamped" using an embossing folder. I swiped yellow and orange colored ink pads over the raised part of the embossing folder, spritzed lightly with water, placed my card stock over the inked part, closed the embossing folder and pressed it firmly with my hand. Over the background I stamped the Wind Swept Palms Silhouette stamp. Sequins were added on the top half of the card.

You still have a few days to join in the challenge. We would love to see your project using stripes.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Keep cool and have a great day!

                                        Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sailor is an Artist...

Hello Friends - Ink Stained Roni I wanted to share a different take on our Stripes challenge with you. These are big bold stripes with some twine stripes thrown in for good measure!

The stamps are from the newest release which will be available soon!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Warhol Inspired Stamping - New Halloween Stamps

Hello!  Just for Fun has a new release coming soon which includes this fantastic Jack-o-lantern stamp!  I just love it and knew how I wanted to use it the first time.

I stamped the jack-o-lantern out four times and colored them in funky colors in the style of Andy Warhol!  I used a glitter pen to make the inside look like it is glowing.  The bit of striped paper goes with our August Stripe Challenge - and I hope you will play along with that too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sherberts & Florals

Today I have a really fun card to help close out summer the right way. This card features a beautiful focal floral stamp along with some Echo Park peek through paper.

Let's first talk about that stamp! I love it, it's loud and fun and features stitching! I stamped it twice then fussy cut out the pieces. Then I used my watercolor pencils to color it in, because seriously how easy is it to blend water color pencils..perfect natural shading. 

I paired up that floral stamp with a simple leaf stamp, also from Just for Fun so make sure to head over and check out their stamps.

 I then decided to take the top layer of my design and create a stamped background featuring that same stamp. I used a charcoal colored ink for this step, but you could also use a shade or two darker than the paper and it would look great.

As for the design of the card I simply cut and layered the pieces at an angle taking off a 1/4" with each layer. I wanted the bottom layer to really pop out so I decided to use a piece of Echo Park pattern paper. I then matched all of the colors of the card to this background paper, creating the sherbert combo of green, orange, and pink. 

NOTE: If you wanted a more subtle look using the same design, say for a wedding or even new baby, you could easily swap that bright pattern cardstock for a more basic colored solid or pattern paper. This design is very dynamic and a lot of fun to use. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Golf is Tee-rific!

I'm playing with the new golf stamps again today and whipped up a fun golf themed gift box!

Golf anyone?

Look for the new JFF Summer 2018 stamps in the store soon! In the meantime, be sure to join our monthly challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps

Click HERE to link up your STRIPES creation! I'll look for you in the gallery!

Thursday, August 16, 2018


Happy Thursday! I really love sun burst images and decided to created my own sun image stamp with simple craft foam. Using acrylic paint I created several background images using the block printing method. I think this lighthouse silhouette matches perfectly with the sun burst. Add black Nuvo drops on the birds to add dimension. For extra sparkle add clear glitter Nuvo drops to the "WANDER" die cut letters. 
Just for Fun stamp. Club Scrap papers, ribbon. Tim Holtz word die. Tonic Nuvo. 

Don't forget to join in this month's Stripe Challenge! We would love to see your projects. You may even win a gift certificate to the Just For Fun store

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It's Your Day by Steph

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps from the store to create my card. 

I love this Landscape Tag stamp.  It has a fun collage look which lends itself to assorted colors of inks.

I matted the tag with kraft cardstock then added it to the card which was wrapped with twine.

The sentiment is from Sentiments 1 and was added to the left side.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, August 13, 2018


Alcohol Inks are in again and so fun to play with.  I used these, along with the Peacock Feather stamp, to create the background for today’s card.

Several colors of Alcohol Ink were applied with an Alcohol Ink Applicator to white glossy cardstock.  Alcohol Blending Solution was applied directly to the Peacock Feather stamp and the image was stamped on top of this background.  This was repeated several times and then lightly buffed with a soft cloth.  This removed enough of the ink to create a subtle design.

The background piece was layered on blue and black cardstock layers.  The top portion of the So Glad sentiment was stamped in black on white cardstock and the word FRIENDS was die cut beneath it.  This strip was layered along the bottom.  The word was die cut again from the blue cardstock and popped up over the previous die cut word.

Thank you for stopping by.

E. Marie

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fishing Is The Life For Me

Hello! This is designer April here. I want to show you a card that I used with a brand new stamp! This card is so fitting for my husband. We purchased a new boat this year and he has really enjoyed fishing off shore. We have eaten so many good fresh fish including mahi mahi, grouper, trigger fish, red and black snapper and wahoo!

I pulled out this fun background from my stash where I had dotted some white and blue acrylic paint onto purple card stock, then placed another piece of card stock over the paint and peeled the two pieces apart. The result was these wavy lines that reminded me of the ocean. I made a slit along the waves at the bottom using an exacto knife and placed the boat image down in the slit. The boat was colored using Tumbled Glass Distress ink and a water brush. I stamped the fun new saying at the top of the card.

This card also goes along with this month's challenge theme -- stripes. We would love for you to join the challenge! You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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


                                       Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ice Cold Lemonade

It’s the dog days of summer, and never is there another time that ice-cold lemonade tastes so good. I used the Cool Drink stamp for my card today - creating three fun flavors to wish for.  

I also used the citrus slice stamps to create a subtle background on the yellow paper.  I used yellow distress oxide ink.  These stamps are designed to work with the canning jar stamp line, but they go perfectly with the Cool Drink stamp, too.

Thanks for your visit today!  Come back again soon for more inspiration from the JFF Design team!

~~Heidi @My Little Stamping Blog

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Here's The Scoop

Hi, it is designer April here today. I hope you are enjoying your day! Who doesn't like ice cream on a very hot summer day? I know I do. I have loved ice cream since I was a little girl. I remember listening for the ice cream truck and running to get a popsicle. I always got the double ice popsicles because you got more for your money. LOL!

I used the Strawberry Cone stamp from Just For Fun on this card. Homemade strawberry ice cream is sooooo good! Yum! I colored the cone with Spectrum Noir alcohol marker and colored with a clear Wink of Stella pen over the ice cream for some sparkle. The saying was stamped and cut out using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die. I ran the pink card stock through a dotted swiss embossing folder and used strawberry patterned paper at the bottom. 

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge! The theme is stripes. We would love to see what you create! You might even win a gift certificate to the store.

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


Monday, August 6, 2018

Thank You Card - Stamped Background

Happy Monday, D/T member Jen here with a wonderful Fall Thank You card. 

You know, one of the most awesome things about being part of such a wonderful JFF Design Team is the ability to create with all of their stamps and every couple of months we as the DT receive our favorite stamps in the mail. I love this happiest of happy mail days and I wanted to mention that because today I am going to show off one of my new favorite fall stamps. 

This stamp is part of the "Leaves and Trees" family of stamps and of course offers that Just For Fun detail that only their stamps have. Seriously, this stamp was so easy to color and shade in because the stamp itself holds all of the details, the only thing you really need to do is color and blend. 

To create that background I used the "Random Stamping" technique. For this technique you simply stamp in a triangular pattern, using an ink color that was slightly darker than my cardstock, to create a "random" effect on the background. Make sure to stamp some off the paper to add an even more "random" feel. 

I then took that same stamp and stamped it multiple times onto a piece of white, using a green ink. After I fussy cut out the leaves I colored them in using watercolor pencils and my blender pen. I adhered them all together then tied a twine around it. 

Once this piece was attached to the kraft front, using glue dots, I then attached the front to the card base. 

I do not have many "title" dies so a while back I cut out a whole bunch of sentiments onto white cardstock using basic fonts in Cricut Design Space. I took 2-3 of the "thanks" ones and adhered them on top of each other, this gave the sentiment a little height. 

Finally I accessorized using little green and brown foil leaves. I got these in a swap but I am pretty sure its a sort of thanksgiving table confetti (...who knows but it's great for this card!)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. 

~ D/T Jen  ~

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Have a "Tee"-rific Birthday!

I just received some of the new Summer 2018 stamps (available in the store soon!) and of course I had to use them! 
My first card features a female golfer silhouette, a golf themed birthday sentiment and a fun bridge fold that will fold flat for mailing in an A-2 sized envelope.

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Club Scrap card stock, JFF Stamps image and sentiment, Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards golf flagstick and golf ball.

I still had scraps of card stock out and decided to make another golf themed card using the male golf silhouette image. I got my new Club Scrap Ivy League kit yesterday and the card kit instructions that are included with the kit featured a fun double angled pocket card.
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I used the male golf silhouette image on one of the nested inserts and the "tee"-rific birthday sentiment on the other.

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The kit came with some tiny tassel embellishements and a fleur de lis filigree charm. I created a small cluster with the elements and tied them together with some waxed linen thread.

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Check out what the rest of the JFF Design Team has created HERE and join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps. I'll look for you in the gallery!

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