Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Sale

Just For Fun is having a special Black Friday Sale! Beginning at midnight Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and ending midnight Friday, November 28th. all purchases will receive a 25% discount.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Frosty Winter

I wanted to showcase some more fun cards using the "faux post" techinque. In the card above I used G2479 3 + 1 grid and G2479T template, D2936 sketchy snowman, AA2831 frosty, AA2828 winter and RB7002 holiday block (snowflakes).

For this snowflake card I used E2165 small faux postage grid, E2165T template and E2651 large snowflake. The post below will explain how to do the faux post technique.

Stay tuned because there will be a tutorial coming soon. It is all typed just waiting for the pictures.

stamps: Just For Fun

ink pads: adirondack various colors

acessories: Fiskars "stamp" scissors and ribbons

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Faux Post "Tree in Winter"

Just For Fun's faux postage grids make it fun and easy to create unique greeting cards. I used G3141 Tree in Winter, G2479 3+1 faux post grid and template G2479T to complete this card.

Each postage grid that Just For Fun sells has a plastic template to match. It is a good idea to purchase both because it will make the technique much easier. Using black ink stamp the postage grid G2479 on white cardstock, now place the matching plastic template G2479T on top of the stamped image making sure it covers all the dotted lines of the grid pattern. I usually use a low tack tape to keep it all in place while I do the next steps. Apply color to the open areas using stipple brushes or foam applicators. A few different colors of ink were used to get the colors of winter. Next stamp the tree G3141 Tree in Winter directly on top of the plastic grid, hold it in place for a few seconds so the image will transfer to the paper. Remove the plastic template and place aside to be cleaned with a wet and dry paper towel. This will reveal your stamped masterpiece. Trim with decorative scissors from Fiskars named "stamp" around the outer edge of the faux post image, be sure you can see the dotted frame. Layer on coordinating card stock and your card is finished. That was quick and easy.

In this card I used the same tree G3141 and faux post grid F2177 Rectangular Faux Post, template F2177T

  • all stamps: Just For Fun, Tree in Winter G3141, 3+1 Grid G2479, F2177 Rectangular Faux Post

  • templates: Just For Fun , 3+1 G2479T and Rectangular Faux Post G2177T

  • ink pads: Adirondack various colors

  • misc: Fiskars scissors "stamp"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Another Poinsettia Card is the full image of the poinsettia stamp used in the post below that only a portion of the stamp and this card using the full image gives two totally different looks. I like the way both of them turned out. How about you? Don't forget to tank a look to see how Sherry Cheever used this same poinsettia stamp

Using Archival Jet Black ink pad I stamped the poinsettia on white card stock and colored with prismacolor pencils and layered on green card stock onto a folded red card.

To make the tag I used the same sentiment stamp "All Good Cheer" and using a label from the Spellbinder's Labels Trio I stamped Merry Christmas to you (which is the first line of the stamp image).

  • Stamps: all stamps Just For Fun, G3177 Poinsettia, D2615 All Good Cheer

  • Ink pads: Ranger Archival Jet Black

  • Accesories: Spellbinders Labels Trio Die, dew drops.

Happy Holidays

I would like to share with you my Christmas Poinsettia Card. I used black embossing powder to emboss the Poinsettia image (G3177) on water color paper and colored using water color pencils, punch out the flower using Marvy mega circle scalloped punch. Also punch out a piece of dark green cardstock using Marvy giga circle scalloped punch, layer these together and set aside. You will notice I did not used the entire poinsettia stamp, only a portion of it.

Stamp the musical "Glorious Song stamp (H2503) on beige cardstock and use Marvy giga scallop circle punch to punch out a portion of the stamp image. Use a sponge to apply some red ink around the edges and set aside.

On red cardstock use Martha Stewart's "Scallop dot edge punch" to trim one edge of the cardstock and attach to the upper edge of a folded green card and attach some trim.

I used the sentiment stamp "All Good Cheer" (D2615) and used the part that says Happy Holiday and stamped it on a ribbon tag from Spellbinders. Now put the card together.

If you notice this is the same image Sherry used on her blog. I will post another poinsettia image in my next blog, for some reason I can not post this picture to this blog where I want it to go.

  • Stamps: All from Just For Fun, H2503 Glorious Song, G3177 Poinsettia, D2615 All Good Cheer

  • Ink Pads: Adirondack in various colors

  • Accessories: Marvy scalloped circle punches, Martha Stewarts punches, Spellbinders ribbon tag, ribbons, trim, dew drops

Monday, November 2, 2009

This is It !!!

This is first post for the NEW Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team. This is so exciting and all so new to me, please be patient with my posts and I know they will only get better.

I cut out a frame using Sizzix "rectangle frame" die and textured it with the "Distressed Stripes" Cuttlebug embossing folder , set this aside. On beige cardstock I stamped the twig stamp, pussy willow and branch stamp and aligned it behind the frame. On white cardstock I stamped flower image two times, cut each out and colored with Copic markers and layered on top of each other and attached to the front of the frame. Layered all of this to a folded dark brown card.

Thank you for visiting and see you next week if not sooner

  • Stamps: Just For Fun: flower D3353, twig E3342, pussy willow E3371, and branch D3360

  • ink pads: Ranger Adirondack: Lettuce, Mushroom Carmel, and Memento: Tuxedo Black

  • Copic Markers