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Fun Stampers Journey 3D Butterfly Treat Box
It's small enough to make on your die-cut machine but it's big enough to fill with whatever!  That's what I love about the Fun Stampers Journey Treat Box!  I needed a smallish box to fill with speciality candy for a friend that needed nothing more than me thinking of her.  The striped paper is also Fun Stampers Journey (LOVE) but it needed a little something-something...hence the 3D stamped
butterfly :)

Following is a list of supplies that I used to complete my project.  If you like a particular product and would like to order it simply click on the link below to be directed to my Fun Stampers Journey page and click on Catalog!


Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set (SS-0035)
Little BIG Greetings (SS-0052)
Treat Box (DI-0006)
Catalina Splash Satin Ribbon (AC-0117)
Black and White Cardstock (PP-0002)
Details Pro Shears (AC-0063)
Journey Sparkle Dust (AC-0013)
Journey Glaze (AD-0003)

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Thanks for stopping by today.  The weather is quite springlike here in Colorado so I am off to spend a little time outdoors.  Please join me soon for the next creative Fun Stampers Journey project


Inspired by the Beach

I loved our little vacation at the beach.  We had a wonderful time swimming, snorkeling and sunning ourselves while reading on the beach.  Our family returned relaxed and energized ready for a brand new year!  I was so inspired by the colors and textures of the ocean that I designed this Thank You card using products from Fun Stampers Journey.

I created this card using stamps, ink, cardstock and embellishments from Fun Stampers Journey.  Simply click on the link below and select catalog to browse through an amazing assortment of beautiful products.  If you have any questions please email me at:

The stamp set is called: Sea Side Treasures (SS-0071) and consists of 8 stamps.  I used the Starfish, Thank You sentiment stamp and background script which tells the most beautiful story:

Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.  He had habit of walking on the beach before he
began his work.  One day he was walking along the shore as he
looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  
He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the 
day.  So he began to walk faster to catch up.  As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but 
instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something
and very gently throwing it in the ocean.  As he got closer he called
out, "Good Morning! What are you doing?" The young man paused,
looked up and replied, "throwing star fish in the ocean." " I guess I
should have asked, why are you throwing Star Fish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.  And if I don't throw them in they'll
die."  "But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles
of beach and starfish all along it.  You can't possible make a
 difference!"  The young man listened politely.  Then bent down, 
picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, passed the
breaking waves and said
"It made a difference to that one"

Seaside Treasures SS-0071
Oatmeal Cookie Ink IP-0011
Pearls AC-0024
Journey Twine Natural AC-0005
Wooden Accents AC-0031
Journey Glaze AD-0003
Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock CS-0023

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please drop me a line if you have any questions about this project or any of the products I used today.
Birthday Cake Gift Bag
Pink, Black and White remains one of those classic, timeless color combinations.  Rose, a good friend of mine, issued a challenge on Facebook for Fun Stampers Journey Coaches and Guests to create a card using Pink & Black.  Sometimes I just can't help myself once the creativity mojo kicks in and ended up bending the rules slightly by creating a gift bag (not a card) and adding in white with a little yellow and orange (for the flame).   Here are the details on how I put it all together...

This gift bag is a mini - only measuring 4 x 5 x 2".  I purchase them in bulk, usually sets of 5 or so at craft or office supply stores.  I like the size of this one because it's the perfect proportion for my birthday cake stamp.

1. Stamp cake image from To You stamp set onto Whip Cream cardstock.  Stamp birthday sentiment Little BIG Greetings underneath.  I used Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink.
2. I used Copic markers to color my cake.  

True Color Fusion ink is a combination of die and pigment ink.  This gives you incredibly rich looking fine art stamped colors that look like pigment ink but dry like dye.  Because of the combination I quickly heat set my image before coloring it with my Copics.

3.  Trim the sides and bottom to resemble a banner.  Make sure the length of the banner fits the length of the bag ;)
4. Pierce holes a long the edges and sew a border using colorful thread

Journey Glaze is one of those products that I simply CANNOT live without.  Use it to add dimension to a project or as an adhesive.  It is a combination of a Glaze and a Resin!  It dries crystal clear and is self beveling.  I applied a few drops over my entire cake image - a little goes a long way.   Add it on thickly for a raised bevelled look or spread it out thinly for a shiny glazed look.  (see no running on the second image - LOVE) Either way it's going to be stunning!  Promise :)  I left mine to dry for about 15min.

{Stamping Chevron}

Love the look of Chevron and Fun Stampers Journey has a gorgeous background stamp called Chevron Trail.  I stamped the image using Black Licorice ink onto Whip Cream cardstock.  Trimmed the piece to fit the front of my gift bag.

All thats left to do is adhere the banner after I added the pearls to the almost dry Journey Glaze.  Then  I finished this baby off with a pretty bow and tissue paper!

{Supply List}

 Products for today's project can be found in the  Catalog here:

Fun Stampers Journey

Thanks for stopping by today.  Let me know if you have any questions about the products I used or any of the techniques.  Yay!  it's Friday :) Have a great weekend.


Tagged Pocket Card

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

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

Cardstock: Lemon GrassSummer Days StampHexagon Print Ink: Pineapple Smoothie Twine: Journey Twine Natural  Glaze: Journey GlazeAdhesive: White Liner

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.

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.