Monday, December 31, 2018

JFF December 2018 Challenge -Card for Any Holiday

It's time for our last challenge of 2018 and we want you to make a project representing "Any Holiday"! 

Our winner for the November challenge, chosen by,  is Pam Sebring
(a.k.a. Craftyhair Lady)!

Congratulations Pam! Please contact to claim your prize!

Now, for some holiday inspiration from the JFF Design Team!












You have until: 
Monday, December 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 Facebook, Pinterest 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!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

♫ What are you doing New Year's Eve?♫

I plan to relax this New Year's Eve. We don't have plans and the the way the holiday falls this year we get FOUR days off in a row! I'm so excited! The Christmas season was super busy, so I'm looking forward to some down time. The weather is predicted to be cold and rainy, so I'm thinking we'll cook some gumbo and get cozy to ring in 2019!

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My card features the Skyline Silhouette against Club Scrap's Firecracker card stock. What a perfect New Year's Eve sky!

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I added some highlights on the buildings with a white Dylusions paint pen and a little sparkle with Diamond Stickles on the firework streaks. The foil chipboard stickers are the Thickers Tinsel font in metallic cherry.

There's still time to join our monthly challenge!

Click HERE for more holiday inspiration for the JFF Design Team and link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps. I'll look for you in the gallery!


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

'tis the season

Hi everyone , Steph Ackerman here today hoping you had a wonderful Christmas.  I'm sharing another Christmas card using some great stamps available from the store.  

I've used the Skinny Tree, coloring them with Copic Markers and fussy cutting each one.

I placed them atop a die cut oval which was then placed on a background using the Basket Weave stamp.  I tore the background and then a layer of kraft cardstock before placing atop a black card.  The darker background allows the trees to really pop!

The sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 stamp set, a collection of amazing stamps for all your card making needs.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, December 22, 2018

We Three Kings

It is April here wishing you a Merry Christmas! I hope your Christmas is full of love, joy and peace.

The stamp I used on this card is the 3 Wise Men on Camels. I stamped it using green ink and cut it out using a Spellbinders oval die. This was adhered to the fancy Ellentina die. The white background was embossed using a distressed stripe embossing folder. The edges were sponged using brown ink and then layered on a green card base. A Tim Holtz punch was used for the greenery and a paper poinsettia was added at the top.

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


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Winter Pinecone

Can you believe it's almost Christmas!? I hope this has been a wonderful holiday season for you all. 

I love pine cones!  I usually buy bags full of cinnamon scented pine cones to fill my house for the holidays. I remember collecting cones as a kid up at our cabin. 

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps have several pine cone stamp images with this large ornament stamp being one of my favorite. I stamped it in brown ink, colored the top with a silver metallic pen and then fussy cut. By using white stipple mist I added a touch of snow. 

Just for Fun stamp. Martha Stewart punch. Tim Holtz die cuts. Echo Park embossing folder. Club Scrap papers and Stipple Mist. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Classic Snowman - Clean and Simple Card design

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a clean and simple card design to share with you today that would be easy to duplicate, if you have cards you still need to make at the last minute.  

I stamped the Framed Snowflake with pool colored ink.  I then quickly outlined the snowflake with a glitter gel pen.   I then stamped and cut out the super cute Classic Snowman and added a little color here and there with water based markers and more glitter pen.  Since the snowman stamp already has a sentiment, that also saved time!

You can buy the stamps I used today in the JFF store.  They are available as wood-mount, cling-mount or unmounted.  You can choose this before you add the stamp to your cart!

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!  

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Tree Trio

Today I wanted to celebrate the season with a card that contains a really fun stamptangle focus.

This card was fairly easy to create, I simply cut a longer base piece and folded the sides out to help the card stand up. I think any lovely stamptangle image deserves front and center and always draws my attention. After I colored in the image using watercolor pencils I decided to pair it with some fun polka dotted, and of course holiday lights, pattern paper. I completed the card using another fun and festive holiday stamp "Happy Holidays!" 

- DT Jen 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Be Mine ♥

The December 2018  monthly challenge theme is "Any Holiday" and I thought I'd take a break from Christmas and share some Valentine cards!

ALCM card formula and card stock from Club Scrap
My first two cards feature Cat/Dog Hearts stamp images from the JFF Valentine's Day Holiday/Seasonal collection. I heat embossed with copper embossing powder and added some gems and Stickles for a little sparkle. Both images are colored with Wink of Stella in gold and silver respectively. 

I used three colors of Stickles to color the rose on the Postal Hearts image. It's so pretty up close!  

 Who can resist Cupid's Arrows? Copper embossing powder really makes them stand out! I also added some copper embossing to frame the edges.

Click HERE for more holiday inspiration for the JFF Design Team and join the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps. 

I'll look for you in the gallery! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Bouquet of Wishes.....

Hi everyone I'm sharing a quick and easy card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  

Using the Eclectic Garden stamp, I colored the flowers with Copic Markers.  So many flowers and so many colors!  The panel was matted with pink and green cardstock, then placed atop a green checked panel. 

A bouquet of wishes from Sentiments 1 was stamped on a scrap of cardstock, then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Winter Wonderland

E. Marie here to share today’s card.  Since we just experienced a winter storm that is very unusual for our area, it seemed the perfect time to share this winter card.

The Pines along Stream Silhouette image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and a portion was die cut using Spellbinders’ Label 4 Nestability.  Then a mixture of Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and Paris Dusk Memento Ink were sponged around the edges. The Winter Wonderland sentiment from The Seasons Word Block, along with the bird section of the Lighthouse Silhouette, were stamped with Paris Dusk ink.  A little white “snow” was added to the trees and ground.

The die cut image was layered on a larger white die cut that was embossed with an embossing folder.  This was added to two shades of blue layers on a white card base.  These add to the winter chill of the scene.

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tis The Season

Hi, it is April here showing you a fun card I made using this cute snowman. Doesn't he look jolly?

I made the background by cutting a strip of fun foam, adhering it to an acrylic block and stamping it in various angles using oxide inks. I used a dotted swiss embossing folder at the top and bottom of the card to add interest. I colored the snowman using alcohol markers, fussy cut him and added him to the card. The saying is from a Die Versions die. I also added 3 sticker snowflakes and hot pink rhinestones.

This month our challenge is to make any holiday card. I hope you will join us and you might win a gift certificate to the store!

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


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Magic

Happy December!
Have you started sending out your Christmas cards yet or are you still creating them?  I always tell myself that I'll make a few cards each month and then December arrives and I'm way behind.

This Cool Yule Moose and I wish you an amazing Christmas season. May you be  blessed to be surrounded by family and friends. 

Just for Fun rubber stamps. Club Scrap papers. Cuttlebug embossing folder. Nuvo drops. Copic markers.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Cards with Poinsettias and Coffee

Hello from design team member, Heidi!

I have been playing with a Christmas word background stamp and wanted to share two cards I made with it. The first one I decided to use a Tea cup stamp with it to go along with the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.

I die cut a circle first and stamped on it with white pigment ink.  I then colored my coffee cup tower and fussy cut it to lay over the die cut.  

For my second card, I used Distress Oxide to stamp on green cardstock.  These inks really show up nicely over colored papers and I like this color combo with the Fired Brick over green cardstock.  I stamped out a couple of the poinsettia stamps from Just for Fun onto patterned paper scraps, then cut them out and layered them to make my own embellishment.  A bit of embossed cardstock with gold inked over top finished off the card.

You can get the stamps I used in my card today in the JFF Store! These are available in your choice of unmounted, cling-mounted or wood-mounted stamps!

Holiday Sentiment Background

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Winterscape Greeting Card

Today I have a really fun card that not only features a fancy fold at the bottom but also features a beautiful scene. 

So to start his card I cut a piece of paper 6.5" by 8.5" which when folded will give you a card that measures 6.5" x standard 4.25." I then took the bottom and folded it up at 1" creating not only a flap but your standard A2 card measuring 4.25" x 5.5." The reason I folded the bottom was so I could layer the Whimsy Village stamp on two different levels creating the clustered look of the village. 

Once I had the card folded the way I wanted I took some distressed inks in two different blue colors and sponged the background. Once my ink was laid down, darker color on the top and edges, I took a white gel pen to create "Stars." Once the background was the way I liked it I then folded up the card and added white glitter paper to the bottom two layers, thus creating glistening snow. 

As for the village I ended up stamping the Whimsy Village stamp set multiple times onto white cardstock. I then fussy cut out 3-4 of these images and adhered them (only gluing the bottom of the village) and layered them onto the two flaps. 

I then stamped the On Dasher... stamp set in black ink onto the top of my card. You could also choose to leave a circle die on the background when sponging and this will create a moon on your background. Once that was completed I decided to stamp and layer the May Every Joy... stamp as my sentiment. Then I create a bow and attached it all to the card. 

Thanks so much for checking out my project today. Make sure to come on over and join our "Any Occasion" challenge this month and I'll see you there.