July 16, 2014

A Christmas Card with 1 Stamp & 1 Die Set

It is fun to pile the goodies onto a project when you have them however, there are days when time (& budget) dictate a card that brings on the wow with only a few supplies.  For today's card I used 1 stamp set from JustRite Papercraft and 1 die set from Spellbinders.  If you don't have the die you can always substitute it for a rectangular one that you have or create a simple rectangular card from cardstock.

The JustrRite stamp set is part of a series of new releases this July.  The set is called:

I colored the Christmas images in with Copic Markers and added highlights with Spectrum Noir Pencils.  The Spellbinders die template is Labels Twenty Nine

There is ton's more inspiration from the JustRite Team...

Thanks for joining me today!


July 15, 2014

Fun Stampers KOTM & Bonus Project

Fun Stampers Journey has a wonderful Kit of the Month (KOTM) filled with beautiful project ideas, stamps and supplies to make those projects.  

{July KOTM}

This month the stamp set consists of these adorable owls, grassy & scalloped stamped embellishments, stamped flower images and sentiments.  The kit comes with the complete stamp set as well as cut cardstock and embellishments to make your 4 projects.  All you need to do is provide ink, adhesive and maybe a cup of coffee...find a comfy spot and start assembling your beautifully designed cards!  

Just an FYI...if you LOVE these images and thinking about purchasing them later you will have to wait 3 months before they go on sale to the public (not part of the Kit) so catch them while they are hot and take advantage of all the bonus paper and embellies you get with it too!

{Ordering KOTM}

To order your $24.95 KOTM simply visit Funstampersjourney.com and click on the upper right hand corner tab that reads Catalog.  Enjoy the wide variety of products available through Fun Stampers Journey or simply click on the General link to take you to the KOTM page.

{Bonus Project Idea}

Each month I will share a bonus project idea that I created with the stamp set from KOTM as well as adding one or two other goodies from the Fun Stampers Journey catalog. 

Supplies: Owl Stamp Set from KOTM, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Banner Party Stamp Set, Pennants Dies and Pomegranate Splash True Fusion Ink Pad

You can order up until the last day of July and you will receive this Kit!  I am in love with the darling owl images and can't wait to see what you create with them too!  You can always post a link to your projects in the comment section for me to visit!


July 14, 2014

Classical Christmas Card and Tag

The classic look of black & white ribbon against contrasting holiday colors forms the foundation for both of my projects.   I used Kraft cardstock for the neutral background making my stamped and colored images the focal point.

Both the stamp sets are new releases from JustRite Paper Craft.

I colored both images with Copic markers and highlighted areas with Spectrum Noir pencils.   The Bells of Christmas image was die cut with Vintage Labels Two Dies.

Once again the Designers over at JustRite Papercraft have all provided beautiful samples for additional inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. It's Monday and I hope this beautiful morning is a sign of an even more beautiful week.

July 12, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

I love assembling little scenes using a variety of stamps.  For this twinkling card I used two stamps sets and carefully layered and pieced together various elements to achieve my glowing Christmas eve look.

I started off with my background stamp which I inked up using two tones of blue.  I created an oval mask for the glowing light, which left me a blank area to color with my Copics.

I used the oval stamp to create my mask for the lamp glow.  To make my street lamp more dimensional I stamped it on my card front and once again on another piece of cardstock which I fussy cut and adhered with foam adhesive squares.  I filled in the glowing area and glass of the lamp with a glaze and added some glitter for sparkle.

That pretty little tag is a custom die template from JustRite Papercraft called:

and those glowing gold gems are from Want 2 Scrap.

Once again the ladies over at JustRite have put together such pretty samples to choose from - I particularly like the signs with snow on them!

I will be back soon with more JustRite goodies. Thanks for stopping by and cheers to a crafty weekend!


July 2, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey: Thank You Tagged Pocket Card

I am excited to share with you all that I have joined a brand new company, embarking on a very adventurous and super creative journey.  Fun Stampers Journey is a direct sales company and I am an official founding coach! Eeek :)  I will let you all know more about that later in my next post but for now I want to share my very first project using FSJ stamps, die cuts, adhesives, cardstock and the most amazing and delicious Journey Glaze!!! 

Thank You Tagged Pocket Card

Please visit Fun Stampers Journey's Website to view these and other products from the Catalog

I created a pocket card using the Tagged Pocket Die from Fun Stampers Journey.  This is a great way to add a personal, removable note, gift card or money

Cardstock: Whip Cream  Die Template: Tagged Pocket 

1. Position a section of Whip Cream cardstock over the die
2.  Cut & emboss the Tagged Pocket using FSJ Tagged Pocket Die
3. Fold both tabs along scored lines on either side to form the pocket

Cardstock: Whip Cream  Stamp: Summer Garden Ink: Black Licorice

1. Stamp the Summer Garden image using Black Licorice ink onto Whip Cream cardstock
2. Color one image using Copic markers
3. Color only the flower on the second image
4. Fussy cut both images

1. Stamp Hexagon Print onto Summer Days cardstock using Pineapple Smoothie ink
2. Trim to create front and inside panel of Tagged Pocket
3.  Adhere the Hexagon panels to the front and inside of the card using White Liner adhesive
4.  Adhere Journey Twine Natural to the pocket panel
5. Adhere the fussy cut Summer Garden flower to the pocket panel
6.  Use a foam adhesive square to pop the second flower onto the main image.
7. Create a shiny dimensional accent by applying Journey Glaze to the flower.
8.  Stamp sentiment from Summer Garden using Pineapple Smoothie ink onto Whip Cream cardstock
9.  Mat panel onto Lemon Grass cardstock background
10. Finish by punching a hole in the top of the tag and tying a decorative bow.

Please visit Fun Stampers Journey's Website to view these and other products from the Catalog

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this project or the products I have used today.  You may have noticed coaching opportunities too ;) ask me how.