Congratulations

These are great cards to have on hand.  They come in handy for Weddings, Bridal Shower, Anniversary or even Graduation.  They are simple and quick to make and I love how elegant they look.

I decided to make these into 4 bar cards, so for the card base, I cut a piece of Buttercream (CS-0006) cardstock at 5″ X 7″ and scored it at 3 1/2″.  Then I cut another piece of Buttercream at 4 3/4 x 3 1/4.  The Romantic Journey Prints (PP-0045) are to die for and I just love the Black and Cream floral design – very elegant.  This piece was cut at 4 3/4 x 1″.

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Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon (AC-0242)

 

I wanted to be able to mass produce these so I made them all the same except for changing up the accent.  I used Candy Apple Sparkle Ribbon (AC-0242), Simply Gold (AC-0294) and Satin Ribbon – Black Licorice (AC-0106).

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Simply Gold (AC-0294) – This is in the Mark Your Make Promotion

 

The Congratulations was stamped in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) and comes from the Must Have Sentiments (SS-0501) stamp set – and like the title of the stamp set says, they are a must to have in your stash.

I adhered the card panel to the card base using Easy Glide (AD-0081) and they were done.

 

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Satin Ribbon – Black Licorice (AC-0106)

 

These would make a great gift for family, friends or co-workers.  Why not make a variety pack with the different sentiments (Thank You, Thinking of You, Get Well).  Fun Stampers Journey has a lot to choose from in different styles and fonts.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Crafting!

Lorena

You Are…

I love the You Are (AT-0228) stamp.  It speaks volumes on its own and makes a great focal point for your card or scrapbook page.

I used Bubble Gum (CS-0099) cardstock for the card base and then cut two smaller panels (Watermelon Fusion (CS-0039) cardstock and Through The Year Prints (PP-0050) to layer on top of it.

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I love this paper – so pretty, love the gold outline.

I stamped The Ink Splat (AT-0108) in Journey Gold (IP-0106) on to a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock before stamping the You Are in Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).  Foam Squares (AD-0085) were used to adhere this piece to the card base.

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For the inside of the card, I adhered a scrap piece of the same pattern paper used on the front from the Through The Year prints (there are so many beautiful papers in this pack!!!)  I also stamped some of the images from the Flower Swirls (SS-0228) stamp set in Journey Gold ink to the corner of the card base [There is a bundle option available for the Flower Swirls).  The Be You came from the Take Action (SS-0449) (there is a bundle option available for Take Action as well) stamp set and Dove comes from the Be Brave (SS-0148) stamp set. Both images were stamped in Watermelon Fusion (IP-0027) ink.

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In a matter of minutes you can have a very inspiring card to give to someone.  I made these for the Be Brave Card Drive that Fun Stampers Journey is running but I also made a few additional ones to keep on hand when I need them.

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I love being able to brighten someone’s day!

Below is the information on the Be Brave Card Drive if you are interested in participating.  Please note that you do not need to include envelopes and the products used do not need to be FSJ.  The only requirement is that the cards be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

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Cards can be mailed to: 
Fun Stampers Journey
Attn:  Be Brave
1125 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Building 4, Suite 141
Phoenix, AZ 85027

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

 

Halloween Fun Recap

Here is a recap of the Halloween Cards that I previewed this past week.

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Reminder that some of the products used are part of the Make Your Mark Promotion that runs through the end of October.  Don’t miss out on this great promotion or on the opportunity to become a Journey Coach for $25.00 (hobby coaches are welcome)!!

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I would love for you to join my team – Bloomin’ Sensation (Hobby Coaches are welcome too!!!)

 

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena

Trick or Treat | Friends Our Are Chosen Family

I am loving the Fall Fest Prints Paper (PP-0048).  They are all so pretty.  They are available in the Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog (CL-0028) that runs through the end of December.  I think I might have to order a couple more packs of this.

I love the Halloween stamps, papers and embellishments.  This year I decided to make some Halloween cards with some inspiring or fun messages to send to my friends.  I think we love Halloween just as much as the kids do so why not share the fun with the adults as well!!

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I just love the bird/tree print paper that comes in the Fall Fest Prints.

Blue Lagoon (CS-0004) cardstock was used for the card base.  (this is an amazing color in-person).  I used one of the prints from the Fall Fest Prints and using the Journey Circle Die (DI-0039), cut a circle in it.  I took a scrap piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock and stamped the words Trick or Treat from the Creepy Kids Bundle (BD-0297) in Rock Candy (IP-0028) ink.  (I didn’t use Black Licorice because I wanted the words to be there but not take over the paper or the Halloween Scene – I wanted them to be a little more subtle).  I adhered those pieces to piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock.

The Creepy Kids were stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink onto Whip Cream cardstock and colored in using the  Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077).  I used our Fringe Shears (TO-0081) to cut some Green Olive (CS-0113) cardstock to make it look like grass.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the grass onto the card base and then added the Creepy Kids using Foam Squares as well.

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These little Creepy Kids have such great detail on them.

For the inside of the card, I used some scrap pieces of the Fall Fest Prints (I love this paper so much I didn’t want to waste any of it) to adhere to a Whip Cream piece of cardstock.  I stamped the saying Friends are our Chose Family in Black Licorice ink [this sentiment comes from the Chosen Family Bundle (BD-0263)]  and then the Happy Halloween from the Creepy Kids set.  I adhered the Whip Cream panel onto a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before adhering it to the Blue Lagoon card base.

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I added one of the Creepy Kids to the inside of the card as well.

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This little ghost is my favorite Creepy Kid – he almost looks like he’s pouting – too cute.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope you enjoyed the Halloween creations this week!

Lorena

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Reminder there are so many goodies from this promotion that you can use on your cards and scrapbook pages.

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This is a great deal, as a coach you get a 20% discount off future orders.
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This is a great virtual event to get some friends together and have a total craft day!!
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In addition to this amazing price, as a Journey Coach, you get your discount.  Oh and anyone can get Bloom Benefits on orders $50.00 or more.

 

Spooktacular Halloween | Eye See You

I laugh every time I see the Eye See You (SS-0385) background stamp.  Not sure why but it cracks me up.

Our Be Amazing color collection (see bundle options in the supply list below) really comes in handy for this Spooktacular Halloween card.  I love how bright and fun it makes it.

Using Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) I stamped the Eye See You (SS-0385) stamp onto a piece of Electric Lime (CS-0123) cardstock.  On a piece of Rock Candy (CS-0031), I stamped the Widows Web (SS-0222) using Buttercream (IP-0031).  I adhered a piece of Lemon Sparkle Tape (AC-0256) [this is included in the Make Your Mark Promotion – 25% off] onto the Eye Piece and then using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), popped it up the Web piece.  I then adhered the card front to a piece of Orange Rave (CS-0124) before adhering it to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

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I just can’t get enough of the Eye See You Stamp

I used the pumpkin die from the Halloween Silhouettes Bundle (BD-0298) and cut our a piece of Orange Rave (CS-0124) and the stamped the sentiment from the Mummyfied Bundle (BD-0139) using Black Licorice ink.  I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and Electric Lime Silk (IP-0108) to the pumpkin before popping it up onto the card front with Foam Squares.

On Buttercream cardstock, I stamped the mummy from the Mummyfied Bundle using Rock Candy Ink (IP-0028).  Using the Color Splash Watercolor pencils (JM-0078) (#0046 and #0047) and a Blending Brush (TO-0097), I colored in the mummy and then popped it up onto the card front.

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For the inside, I used a couple stamps from the Jack O’Lanters (SS-0332) stamp set and stamped them using Rock Candy ink onto a piece of Orange Rave cardstock.  Using the same Color Splash Watercolor Pencil colors from the mummy, I colored in the wrap on the pumpkin.  I then adhered that piece to another Electric Lime piece before adhering it to the card base.

I decided to add some of our Wiggle Eyes(AC-0173) to both the Mummy and the Pumpkin inside the card.

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I love the Wiggle Eyes!!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Have a Spooktacular Day crafting!!!

Lorena

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It’s a Party |Trick or Treat

Seems like more and more folks are having Halloween get together were a group of kids will go Trick or Treating and the parents get to catch-up with each other.  I thought this was a fun way to invite folks over.

I took a piece of Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) cardstock and embossed it using the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder (EF-0017).  I then took the Widow’s Web (SS-0222) stamp and stamped it in Buttercream (IP-0031) and onto the cardstock.  I did the same thing again with the Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.  I applied Orange Rave (IP-0118) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and then ripped the corner and then ripped up the middle a little bit and used the Journey Days Stapler (TO-0118) to add Silver Staples (TO-0120) (they come in gold as well).  This was adhered to Citrus Cooler (CS-0089) cardstock before being adhered to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

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I love this little guy!!!

I stamped the Lil’ Monster (BD-0080) stamp in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) onto Electric Lime (CS-0123) cardstock and cut it out with the matching die.  I popped him up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085).  And then added Candy Minis (AC-0135) and Sweet Candy Drops (AC-0275) all over him.  This gives him great dimension.

I stamped It’s a Party from the Party Reminders (AT-0187) (there is a coordinating die for and it also comes in a bundle) in Black Licorice ink in the corner of the card front.  I felt something was missing, I wanted it to look more like he was at a party, so the Summer Play Sparkles (AC-0280) totally fit the bill for this.  I think it looks like he is at a disco party!!  LOVE IT!!!  (LOL).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Let the Trick or Treating Halloween Party begin!!!

Lorena

 

Happy Halloween | Gimme Sugar | Bloom Benefit

For today’s card, I used the Haunted Halloween (AT-0205) Bloom Benefit  (Available with an order of $75 or moresee the end of this post for more details on the Bloom Benefits) from the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028) as the focal point for this card.  I had leftover of the Black (IP-0099) and Silver (IP-0100) embossing powder that I had mixed together from the card the day before so I decided to try it with this stamp.  I do love how the Silver mixed with Black looks.  I embossed the image onto a piece of Tangerine Fusion (CS-0036) cardstock and cut it out using the Fancy Labels Die (DI-0035).  Using the same size die, I cut out a piece of the Mirror Silver (CS-0137) cardstock.  I then cut that piece in half and used Easy Glide (AD-0081) to adhere the Happy Halloween piece.

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Yahoo for Bloom Benefits!! (yes, even coaches can get them with their qualifying order)

I took a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) cardstock and embossed it with the Spider Web Die Set (DI-0107).  [I really love my Amaze Machine and Journey Platinum because they show you a colored picture on the magnetic platform of how to make your  “sandwich” for embossing, die cutting and using your dies for embossing].  I took my Buttercream Ink pad (IP-0031) and gently rubbed it over the raised image and then did the same with the Rock Candy (IP-0028).

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I love getting the most out of my dies.

I cut a small piece of pattern paper from the Fall Fest Prints (PP-0048) and some Black Satin Ribbon (AC-0106) and adhered them to the embossed River Stone piece.  Using Easy Glide, I adhered the River Stone card front to the Tangerine Fusion card base.  Using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085), I popped up the Happy Halloween piece onto the card front as well.

The bats came from the Snapshot Frames Die (DI-0045).  I cut one out of Black Licorice(CS-0003) cardstock and the other I applied a piece of our White Liner Sheets (AD-0113) to a piece of Black Licorice cardstock before running the second bat through the die.  I then peeled off the backing and applied Sparkle Dust (AC-0013).  I applied those to the card front using Foam Squares.  Magical Candy Drops (AC-0106) were added.

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The Sparkle Dust on the Black Licorice cardstock looks amazing!

 

For the inside of the card I used a couple more pieces from the Fall Fest Prints paper pack and then added the sentiment Gimme Some Sugar from the Gimme Sugar ATS (AT-0205).  The spider came from the Potion Tags (SS-0390) [the Potion Tags coordinate with the Bread Tags Die (DI-0133).  The words were stamped in Black Licorice ink (IP-0041) and the spider was stamped in Rock Candy.

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The Fall Fest Prints are so pretty, I have to use every piece.

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Bloom Benefits:
The Bloom Benefits are shown in the beginning of both the Journey Holiday Trends Mini (CL-0028)  and the Annual Catalog (CL-0025).  There are different Bloom Benefits available in each catalog and you can mix and match them.  You don’t need to select your Bloom Benefits from just one catalog.  I love that for any order over $50  you get to choose a Bloom Benefit.  Who doesn’t love to get something special with their order. There are different Bloom Benefits available depending on your order amount (the amount before tax and shipping – and yes coaches can get Bloom Benefits with their orders as well).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Lorena