Monday, November 13, 2017

Quilled Poinsettia Ornament with Card Stock

I don't normally quill with card stock, but I wanted to make Christmas ornaments that wouldn't crush easily. Fun Stampers Journey card stock is heavier than most, but it works quite well for quilling.  Our double sided printed paper is the perfect weight for the rosette base.



Materials list:


Rosette


  • PP-0047 Mystic Romance Prints
  • TO-0039 Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer
  • AD-0001 White Liner
  • AC-0341 Silver Tinsel
  • AC-0204 Journey Thread Silver
  • AD-0085 Journey Foam Squares - medium
  • BD-0353 Decorative Doily Bundle
  • CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • CS-0092 Pool Play 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • IP-0102 Clear Pigment Ink Pad
  • IP-0100 Journey Silver - Embossing Powder
  • TO-0083 Journey Heat Gun
  • TO-0073 Bloom Tool
  • AD-0081 Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Quilling


  • CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • CS-0099 Bubble Gum 8.5x11 Cardstock
  • CS-0034 Sweet Berry 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • CS-0026 Pineapple Smoothie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • CS-0095 Sweet Pear 8.5x11 Cardstock
  • CS-0019 Lemon Grass 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
  • Slotted quilling tool (Juya)
  • Quilling board
  • Precision tip glue applicator bottle (Quilled Creations)
  • Square Border Buddy
  • Pins

Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Shaker Card

Here's a pretty shaker card featuring the Journey Circles and Ornament Swirls cutting dies. For full instructions, check out my tutorial on YouTube. https://youtu.be/Ng0dqjdOGPc
Handmade Christmas card with three red ornaments on a fir bough background and a stamped Noel greeting. The largest ornament contains sequins that move when the card is shaken.

Shop my Fun Stampers Journey site for the products used to make this card.

Fun Stampers Journey Materials List

DI-0039 Journey Circles die set
DI-0251 Ornament Swirls die set
BD-0300 Merry Words stamp and die set bundle
CS-0040 Whip Cream cardstock
CS-0090 Cranberry Bliss cardstock
CS-0136 Gold Mirror cardstock
CS-0137 Silver Mirror cardstock
PP-0050 Through the Year Prints paper pack
Sequins (AC-0113 Blue Sky, AC-0115 Celebrations, and AC-0112 Pink World)
AD-0003 Journey Glaze
AD-0084 and AD-0085 Journey Foam Squares
AC-0151 Sparkle cuts

Other items

Clear acetate
Craft foam

Monday, October 23, 2017

Joy to the World


Christmas is coming! If you haven't started your Christmas Cards yet, now is the time. Here's a card I made based on a sketch from the Joruney Sketches Facebook group I'm in. All of the products I used for this card are listed at the bottom of this post and are available from my Fun Stampers Journey site at https://funstampersjourney.com/judyheadrick.


Christmas card with candle, ornament and Joy to the World sentiment.

Instructions:


  • Make the card blank from a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of Raspberry Berry cardstock.
  • Emobss a 4" x 5.25" piece of Pool Play cardstock using the Brocade Imprints embossing folder. Ink the embossed background with Huckleberry Fusion ink.
  • Adhere the embossed panel to the card base.
  • Cut a 3/4" x 1" rectangle from Whip Cream cardstock.
  • Using the sparkle tape from the Candy Apple Tape set, add diagonal lines to the Whip Cream rectangle.
  • Use the Poinsettia Burst stamp set to stamp three boughs and one set of holly leaves on Lemon Grass cardstock with Kiwi Slice ink.  Cut them out with the Poinsettia Burst Die set or fussy cut them if you don't have the set.
  • Stamp the large doily from the Decorative Doily stamp set onto Gold Mirror cardstock with Clear Pigment ink.  Emboss it with white Journey White embossing powder. Cut it out with the second to smallest Journey Circle.
  • Stamp the small doily from the Decorative Doily stamp set onto Silver Mirror cardstock with Clear Pigment Ink. Emboss it with Journey Black embossing powder. Cut it out with the smallest Journey Circle.
  • Free-hand cut the large candle frame from Summer Days cardstock. Cut the small inner frame from a gold Bloom Fetti circle.  Glue the small flame to the large flame as shown.
  • Create a mask for the "Joy to the World" stamp and use a stamp press (Misti or similar) to stamp onto Whip Cream cardstock with Cranberry Bliss and Kiwi Slice ink. Use the correspoinding die set to cut it out (or fussy cut by hand).
  • Adhere the fir boughs to the bottom left area of the card as shown.
  • Pop up the candle, flame, holly leaves and large ornament on Journey foam squares and attach them over the fir boughs.
  • Pop up the small ornament on Small Journey foam Squares, making a double layer of foam where the small ornament hangs off the edge of the large ornament.
  • Pop up the "Joy to the World" sentiment on Foam squares and attach it to the card as shown.
  • Add holly berries to the holly.
  • Add Fashion Silver and Gold dots to the ornaments.
  • Add Journey glaze to the white stripes on the candle, the holly leaves, the candle flame and the words.

Materials List


Cardstock

  • CS-0019 Lemon Grass
  • CS-0040 Whip Cream
  • CS-0092 Pool Play
  • CS-0097 Raspberry Berry
  • CS-0033 Summer Days
  • CS-0136 Mirror Gold
  • CS-0137 Mirror Silver

Adhesives

  • AD-0003 Journey Glaze
  • AD-0084 Small Journey Foam Squares
  • AD-0085 Medium Journey Foam Squares
  • AD-0001 White Liner

Ink Pads

  • IP-0049 Cranberry Bliss
  • IP-0024 Kiwi Slice
  • IP-0035 Huckleberry Fusion
  • IP-0102 Clear Pigment

Embossing Powder

  • IP-0099 Journey Black Embossing Powder
  • IP-0098 Journey White Embossing Powder

Embellishments

  • AC-0309 Candy Apple Tape
  • AC-0296 Berries and Holly
  • AC-0292 Fashion Gold
  • AC-0293 Fashion Silver

Stamp/Die sets

  • SS-0451 Merry Words
  • DI-0312 Merry Words Die Set
  • SS-0524 Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set
  • DI-0375 Poinsettia Burst Die Set
  • SS-0423 Decorative Doily Stamp Set
  • DI-0039 Journey Circles

Bloom Benefits:

  • AC-0318 Bloom Fetti
  • EF-0020 Brocade Imprints Embossing Folder

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Halloween Moonlight

Wow, it’s August already!  It’s time to start making cards for the holiday season and  Fun Stampers Journey has some great new papers and stamps in their new Holiday Mini catalog.  I’ve been busy in my craft room and will be sharing some of my creations with you starting with this easel card.

This easy to make card features patterned papers from the Fall Fest paper pack.  I love how the Sparkle Silk makes “craters” on the moon. 

SUPPLY LIST

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cut a 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” card base from Black Licorice cardstock and score it at 2 1/8” and 4 1/4”.  Mountain fold on both score lines.

Cut a 5 1/4” x 4” rectangle from the Crows and Trees paper and then cut it in half so you have two 5 1/4” x 2” pieces of paper.  Adhere them to the front of the card so the long edges line up on the 2 1/8” score line.  This will keep the paper from tearing or cracking along the easel hinge. You’ll be concealing it with the moon and clouds.

Cut a 5 1/4” x 4” rectangle from the Ghost paper and adhere it to the inside of the card.

Use the second to largest (3”) Journey Circle to cut the moon from Banana Cream cardstock. Ink the edges with Orange Creamsicle True Color Fusion ink, then liberally splatter Sparkle Silk and Sour Lemon Silk on it.  Set the moon aside to dry.

Use the two smallest cloud cutting dies to cut the clouds from Whip Cream cardstock.

Use White Liner to attach the moon to the front of the card BELOW the score line leaving the top of the moon unattached.  Do the same with the clouds, positioning them so that they hide the score line. Cut off the parts of the clouds that hang over the edge of the card.

Use the largest Journey Oval (approximately 3 3/4” wide by 2 3/4” high) to cut an oval from Orange Creamsicle cardstock.  Stamp “halloween,” close to the bottom right.  Adhere the oval about 1/4” from the bottom edge of the inside of the card.

Stamp “Happy” onto Banana Cream cardstock and either fussy cut around it or use the Happy Merry die set.  Pop it up on foam squares and position it just above “halloween.”

Paper piece the pumpkin by stamping one pumpkin onto Tangerine Fusion cardstock and another onto Lemon Grass cardstock.  Cut them out and piece them together.  Pop the pumpkin up on foam squares and position it to the left of “halloween.”

That’s it!  Now, go forth and Follow Your Art!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Box Envelope Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to learn how to use my box envelope calculator at http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/boxenvelope.php to create envelopes for your dimensional cards.

Stitched Birthday Card

If you like adding embroidery to your cards, you will love Fun Stamper's Journey's pierced cutting dies.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Birthday Balloons

A nice little perk for ordering from Fun Stamper's Journey is you get free stuff with orders over $50.  Who doesn't want free stuff, right?  The balloons and the flowers on this card are made with the Blown Up Die and Celebration Trim I received with a recent order. 
 
The following items can be purchased at www.funstampersjourney.com/judyheadrick
STAMP SET
  • To You
CARDSTOCK
  • Butter Cream (CS-0006)
  • Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015)
  • Lemon Grass (CS-0019)
  • Pool Play (CS-0092)
  • Orange Creamcicle (CS-0024)
  • Lemon Drop (CS-0018) (I was out of Lemon Drop so I colored the yellow balloon with PanPastels)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Huckleberry Fusion (IP-0035)
  • Tangerine Fusion (IP-0005)
COLORING TOOLS
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082) - optional
CUTTING DIES
  • Blown Up Die Set (DI-0171)
  • Journey Ovals (DI-0042)
EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Journey Thread (AC-0133)
  • Celebration Trim (AC-0195)
  • Journey Sequins Blue Skies (AC-0113)
  • Journey Sequins Special Celebration (AC-0115)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
  • Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111)
TOOLS
  • Journey Platinum (TO-0090) or RG Amaze (TO-0134) Machine
  • Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer (TO-0039)
  • Quilling tool or reverse tweezers (not available from FSJ)

INSTRUCTIONS

CUTTING
  1. Cut a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle from Lemon Grass cardstock and score at 4 1/4".
  2. Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" rectangle from Huckleberry Fusion cardstock.
  3. Use the largest Journey Oval to cut an oval from Buttercream cardstock.
  4. Cut one balloon from each of the following colors: Orange Creamcicle, Pool Play, Lemon Drop.
  5. Optionally shade the balloons with PanPastels.
  6. Cut a 1" x 8 1/2" strip from Lemon Grass cardstock.
  7. Score the Lemon Grass strip down the middle, lengthwise and fold on the score line.
  8. Cut five leaves from the lemongrass strip and fringe cut the edges.
STAMPING
  1. Stamp Happy onto the Pool Play balloon with Huckleberry Fusion ink.
  2. Stamp Birthday onto the Lemon Drop balloon with Tangerine Fusion ink.
ASSEMBLY
  1. To create the flowers, fold the celebration trim in half at the stitching.  Hold one end of the trim with a quilling tool or a pair of tweezers coil the fringe around itself snugly.  Stop when the coil is about 1/2" in diameter and glue the end in place.  Add glue to the inside bottom of the coil and set aside to dry.
  2. Attach the Huckleberry Fusion rectangle to the card base with White Liner
  3. Glue the Buttercream oval near the top of the Huckleberry Fusion rectangle, centering it horizontally.
  4. Tie Journey Thread to the Pool Play and Lemon Drop balloons.
  5. Glue the Orange Creamcicle balloon so that it overlaps the upper right side of the Buttercream oval.
  6. Glue a short piece of Journey Thread to the Orange Creamcicle balloon.
  7. Pop the Pool Play balloon up on Journey Foam squares and position it so that it overlaps the upper left side of the Buttercream oval and the lower left side of the Orange Creamcicle balloon.
  8. Pop the Lemon Drop balloon up on a double layor of Journey Foam squares and position it so that it overlaps the Pool Play balloon and the Orange Creamcicle balloon as shown.
  9. Position the Pool Play fringe flower over the balloon threads and adhere with Journey Craft Glue.
  10. Position remaining flowers and leaves as shown, adhering the with Journey Craft Glue.
  11. Use Journey Craft Glue to add a scattering of sequins.
 
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Wild Father's Day

It's almost Father's Day and the Stay Wild ATS (Artist Trading Stamp) is a perfect fit for my Dad.  I love how the PanPastels bring this image to life.  They are so easy to use and the set includes the sponge tools.  The trick is to use a light touch when picking up color. The temptaion is to rub the sponge into the color, but that will give you way too much.  Just lightly tap the sponge on the color you want, then test it on a scrap of paper before starting to color.  A tiny bit goes a long way.  If you make a mistake, no problem, just erase it.  You can use an eraser to add highlights as well.
The following items can be purchased from my replicated site at www.funstampersjourney.com/judyheadrick
STAMP SETS
  • Stay Wild (AT-0207)
  • Annual Celebration (SS-0167)
CARDSTOCK
  • Butter Cream (CS-0006)
  • Lemon Grass (CS-0019)
  • Kiwi Slice (CS-0016)
  • Pretty Pansy (CS-0029)
  • Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023)
  • Pumpkin Bread (CS-0098)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
  • River Stone (IP-0053)
COLORING TOOLS
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082)
EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Journey Thread (AC-0133)
  • Tag It Tags (AC0-281)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
TOOLS
  • Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer (TO-0039)

INSTRUCTIONS

CUTTING
  1. Make the card base from a 8 1/2" x 5" piece of Pumpkin Bread carstock scored at 4 1/4".
  2. Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" rectangle from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.
  3. Cut a 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" rectangle from Butter Cream cardstock.
  4. Cut a 2 7/8" x 4" rectangle from Pretty Pansy cardstock.
  5. Cut a 2 7/8" x 3 5/8" rectangle from Kiwi Slice and Lemon Grass cardstock.
STAMPING and COLORING
  1. Repeat stamp the Stay Wild image onto Oatmeal Cookie cardstock with River Stone ink.
  2. Stamp the Stay Wild image onto the Butter Cream rectangle with Black Licorice ink.
  3. Stamp Happy, Father's and Day onto three separate tags.
  4. Color the image with Rich Sorbet PanPastels.  Use an eraser to add highlights and to erase mistakes.
ASSEMBLY
  1. Attach the stamped Oatmeal Cookie rectangle to the card base with White Liner.
  2. Pop the Lemongrass rectangle up on foam squares and attach to card 1/4" in from the top and left sides.
  3. Pop the right side and bottom edge of the Kiwi Slice Rectangle up on a double layer of foam squares and a single layer where it overlaps the Lemon Grass rectangle.
  4. Center the stamped, colored image over the Pretty Pansy rectangle and attach with White Liner.
  5. Pop the Pretty Pansy rectangle up on Journey Foam Squares, using a double layer of squares where it overlaps the Lemon Grass rectangle and a single layer of squares where it overlaps the Kiwi Slice rectangle.  Do not add foam Squares to the lower left or upper right corners.
  6. Measure off about 28" of Natural Journey Thread.
  7. Thread one end of the Journey Thread through all three stamped Tag It tags, making sure to keep them in order.
  8. Open the card up and wrap the Journey thread around the card front as shown.
  9. Tie a bow near the top of the Pretty Pansy rectangle.
  10. Arrange tags as shown and glue in place if desired.
 
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chicken Soup

Here's a cute get well card featuring the Get Well stamp set.  The woven table cloth takes a bit of extra work but I really like the effect. If paper weaving is not your thing, you could use the Knitted Houndstooth Stamp (SS-0235), which is on the clearance rack until they're sold out or the Picnic Pattern Stamp (SS-0436).
 
The items listed below are available at www.funstampersjouney.com/judyheadrick
STAMP SET
  • Get Well (SS-0331)
CARDSTOCK
  • Whip Cream (CS-0040)
  • Sweet Berry (CS-0034)
  • Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015)
  • Pineapple Smoothie (CS-0026)
  • Banana Cream (CS-0087)
  • Sweet Pear (CS-0095)
  • Pumpkin Bread (CS-0098)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
  • Sweet Berry (IP-0029)
  • River Stone (IP-0053)
COLORING TOOLS
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082)
CUTTING DIES
  • Journey Rectangles (DI-0041)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
  • Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111)
  • Journey Glaze (AD-0002 or AD-0003)
TOOLS
  • Journey Platinum (TO-0090) or RG Amaze (TO-0134) Machine
  • Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer (TO-0039)
  • Details Pro Shears (TO-0063)
  • Bloom Tool (TO-0073)
  • Dauber Dowel Small (TO-0137) or Large (TO-0138)

Instructions

CUTTING
  1. Use the largest Journey Rectangles die with the corresponding piercing template to cut a rectangle from Sweet Pear cardstock.
  2. Cut a 1 3/4" square from Whip Cream cardstock.
  3. Cut a 2" square from Pumpkin Bread cardstock.
  4. Cut six 1/4" x 4 1/4" strips from Sweet Berry cardstock.
  5. Cut fourteen 1/4" x 2 3/4" strips from Whip cream cardstock.
STAMPING
  1. Stamp the chicken in a cup on Whip Cream, Sweet Berry, Huckleberry Fusion, Banana Cream and Pineapple Smoothie cardstock with Black Licorice ink.
  2. Stamp the spoon on Whip Cream cardstock.
  3. Stamp Get Well Soon on the 1 3/4" square Whip Cream cardstock with Sweet Berry ink.
PAPER PIECING
  1. Use a Dauber Dowel and River Stone ink to color the spoon.
  2. Cut the spoon out.
  3. Coat the spoon with Journey Glaze and set aside to dry.
  4. Cut out the cup and the center strip for the saucer that you stamped on Huckleberry Fusion cardstock.
  5. Cut out the saucer from Whip Cream cardstock, leaving enough cardstock behind the cup so you can glue the cup onto it.
  6. Cut the cup stripe and the chicken, excluding the chicken's comb from Whip Cream cardstock.
  7. Glue the cup to the saucer.
  8. Glue the stipes on the cup and saucer.
  9. Coat the cup and saucer with Journey Glaze and set aside to dry.
  10. Cut out the chicken and cup image from Banana Cream cardstock, this will be your foundation layer.
  11. Cut out the chicken's comb from Sweet Berry cardstock.
  12. Cut out the chicken's beak from Pineapple Fusion cardstock.
  13. After the cup and saucer are dry, glue them to the Banana cream layer.
  14. Glue the chicken's comb and the chicken to the Banana Cream layer.
  15. Glue the chicken's beak onto the chicken.
WEAVING
Weave the paper strips to make a tablecloth as follows:

  1. Position the red strips about 1/16" apart and tape one end down with a piece of low-tack tape (I used drafting tape).
  2. Weave in a white strip at an angle as shown.
  3. Continue weaving, using the Bloom Tool spatula attachment to hold down or lift the red strips as needed.
  4. Use the Bloom Tool spatula attachment to push the white strips together.
  5. Continue weaving until you reach the right edge.
  6. Carefully remove the tape and finish weaving the left edge.

  7. Secure the ends of the strips with glue.
  8. Trim the top edge only.  Don't worry about the other three sides, we will get to them in a minute.
ASSEMBLY
  1. Glue the woven tablecloth about 3 1/2" down from the top of the Sweet Pear rectangle making sure there's a little bit hanging over on the left, right and bottom sides.  Don't worry if the table cloth isn't a perfect rectangle, it will probably be a little taller on the right side than the left.  That's OK, it actually gives it some perspective.  Just make sure that the top goes straight across.
  2. Flip your work over and trim the left right and bottom edges of the table cloth even with the Sweet Pear rectangle.
  3. Pick up a very small amount of Huckleberry Fusion PanPastel on a sponge applicator and draw steam on the Sweet pear background as shown in the finished image.  Remember, you can erase any mistakes you make.
  4. Use White Liner to attach the Sweet Pear background to the Huckleberry Fusion card base.
  5. Put a small Journey Foam Square behind the chicken's head.  Put some Journey Craft Glue on the bottom part of the chicken and cup image (the part that will be positioned over the tablecloth).
  6. Attach chicken and cup image to card.
  7. Use Journey Craft glue to attach the Pumpkin Bread square just inside the piercing in the upper right corner of the Sweet Pear rectangle.
  8. Pop the stamped Whip Cream square up on Journey Foam squares and center it on the Pumpkin Bread square.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Every Day Is a New Adventure

I made this card for my friend's son who is graduating from high school this year.  I layered the clouds and airplane to make it 3D.

STAMP SET
  • Begin Adventure (AT-0194)
CARDSTOCK
  • Huckleberry Fusion (CS-0015)
  • Pool Play (CS-0092)
  • Whip Cream (CS0040)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
  • Huckleberry Fusion (IP-0035)
CUTTING DIES
  • Journey Rectangles (DI-0041)
  • Cloud Dreams (DI-0032)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085)
  • Journey Glaze (AD-0003)
  • Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111)
OTHER
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082)

INSTRUCTIONS

CUTTING AND STAMPING
  1. Use a piece of 8 12" x 5 1/2" Huckelberry Fusion cardstock for for the card base.
  2. Use the largest Journey Rectangle to cut the background from Pool Play cardstock.
  3. Use the three smallest Cloud Dreams dies to cut three clouds from Whip Cream cardstock.
  4. Add shading to the clouds with Huckleberry Fusion PanPastel.  Use an eraser to add detail and erase mistakes.
  5. Stamp the airplane onto Pool Play cardstock with Huckleberry fusion ink.
  6. Stamp a second airplane onto Pool Play cardstock wtih Black Licorice Ink.
  7. Detail cut around the outside of the airplane.
  8. From the Black Licorice stamped airplane, cut around the propeller including the round front part of the airplane.  Pop it up on foam squares and attach it to the airplane.
  9. Stamp "Everyday is a new adventure," onto the largest cloud with Huckleberry Fusion ink.
ASSEMBLY
  1. Coat the airplane with Journey Glaze and set aside to dry.
  2. Glue the Pool Play background to the Huckleberry Fusion card base.
  3. Place the card with the fold at the top (landscape).
  4. Glue the smallest cloud to the near the upper left corner.
  5. Pop the second to smallest cloud up on Journey Foam squares and position as shown.
  6. Pop the Airplaine up on a double layer of Journey Foam squares and position it in front of the second cloud as shown.
  7. Pop the third cloud up on a triple layer of Journey foam squares and attach it to the bottom right corner of the card.
See my Box Envelope post for instructions on how to make a box envelope for this card.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

As For Me and My House...

I am really enjoying the versatility of the Reversed Banner die set.  Here, I flipped it upside down and used it to make a house, and what a cute little house it is!  I think it makes the perfect setting for this verse from the God Is Light stamp set.  This card could be used for encouragement or as a welcome card for a new church member.
The items listed below are available on my Fun Stamper's Journey site at www.funstampersjourney.com/judyheadrick

Supply List

STAMP SET
  • God Is Light (SS-0366)
CARDSTOCK
  • Summer Days (CS-0033)
  • Pool Play (CS-0092)
  • Whip Cream (CS0040)
  • Kiwi Slice (CS-0016)
  • Black Licorice (CS-0003)
  • Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090)
  • Pineapple Smoothie (CS-0026)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • River Stone (IP-0053)
CUTTING DIES
  • Journey Rectangles (DI-0041)
  • Reversed Banner (DI-0029)
  • Pennant Piercing Elements (DI-0097)
  • Cloud Dreams (DI-0032)
  • Cloud Piercing Elements (DI-0095)
EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Natural Journey Thread (AC-0133)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0085)
  • Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111)
TOOLS
  • Journey Platinum die cutting machine (TO-0090)
    or
  • RG Amaze die cutting machine (TO-134)

Instructions

STAMPING
  1. Mask off the roof on the "As for me and my house..." stamp and ink it up with River Stone ink. 
  2. Remove the mask and stamp onto Pineapple Smoothie cardstock leaving enough space around it for the cutting die (approximately 1/4" above and below and 3/4" on either side).
CUTTING
  1. Make the card base from an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Summer Days cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".
  2. Use the largest Journey Rectangle and corresponding piercing die to cut the background from Pool Play cardstock.
  3. Use the largest Journey Rectangle and corresponding piercing die to cut the grass from Kiwi Slice cardstock.  Tear across at about 1 3/4".
  4. Use the 3 1/8" wide Reverse Banner die to cut the large house from Cranberry Bliss cardstock   Pierce with the corresponding piercing die.
  5. Use the 3 3/4" wide Reverse Banner die to cut the roof from a 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" piece of Black Licorice cardstock.
  6. Form the roof line by positioning the 3 3/4" wide reverse banner die 1/2" away from the first cut.
  7. Center the 2 1/2" wide Reverse Banner die over the stamped words and cut.
  8. Use the corresponding piercing die to pierce the top edge of the roof line.
  9. Use the two smallest Cloud Dreams and Cloud Piercing Elements to cut the clouds from Whip Cream cardstock.
ASSEMBLY
  1. Glue the clouds and the grass to the Pool Play background.
  2. Glue the Black Licorice roof to the front of the Cranberry Bliss house, positioning the top of the house about 1/4" below the top of the roof line.
  3. Pop the Cranberry Bliss house up on Journey Foam squares and position it about 1/2" up from the bottom and 1/2" in from the right side (it will be slightly off-center).
  4. Wrap Journey thread 3 times around the background and house.
  5. Make a bow on the right side as shown.
  6. Pop the Pool Play background up on Journey Foam squares and adhere it to the Summer Days card base.
  7. Pop the verse up on Journey Foam squares and center it on the house.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Box Envelopes

Now that you've made a card with five layers and loaded it up with embellishments, you need an envelope to put it in.  So, you measure the card, measure the thickness, get out your paper cutter and scoring tool and set to work only to find that you miscalculated and the envelope is too small.  Sound familiar?  If not, move along, nothing to see here, but if it does, try out my Box Envelope Measurement Calculator.  Just enter the dimensions of your card and it does the math for you.  It will tell you what size paper you need and where to put the score lines.  You can find it here:
http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/boxenvelope.php


Folding instructions for the simple envelope with attached flap:

Here's a diagram for the simple envelope.  The dotted lines represent score lines.  Cut on the red lines.



It should look similar to this when you're done cutting.


Valley fold all remaining score lines.  Use a bone folder or creasing tool for crisp folds.
Use a corner rounder to round the corners if desired.
Add white liner (double sided tape) to the left and right sides of the inside of the bottom flap.
Glue the tabs to the bottom of the envelope as shown.


Fold the side flaps in.

Fold the bottom flap up adhering it to the side flaps.

All done.  Now you have the perfect sized envelope for your card.


The Folding instructions are the same for the envelope with the separate large flap except that you will need to glue the top flap to the envelope before folding.

Oops! I Did it Again...

I absolutely love how the Fun Stamper’s Journey products are color coordinated.  This card features Rich Sorbets papers with the coordinating PanPastels.  Having a coloring medium that matches my papers makes it so much easier to achieve the results I am looking for.  PanPastels are so fun to work with and are very forgiving.  If you make a mistake, just erase it.  I like to use a kneaded eraser for fine details, but a regular eraser will work too.

STAMP SET
  • Oops! ATS (AT-0206)
CARDSTOCK
  • Butter Cream (CS-0006)
  • Summer Days(CS-0033)
  • Blue Lagoon(CS-0004)
  • Beach Ball(CS-0088)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
COLORING TOOLS
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082)
  • Journey Sofft tools (JM-0098)  - a set is included with the PanPastels 
  • Kneaded eraser
CUTTING DIES
  • Journey Rectangles Die Set (DI-0041)
  • Journey Circles Die Set (DI-0039)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
  • Journey Craft Glue (AD-0111)
EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Journey Sequins  Blue Skies (AC-0113)
STAMPING, COLORING and CUTTING
  1. Stamp the fish onto Butter Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink.
  2. Color the fish with Summer Days and Pumpkin Bread PanPastels.  Color the fish's cheeks with Sweet Berry PanPastel.  Use an eraser to clean up any mistakes.
  3. Use the Journey Circles die set to cut one 1 3/4" and three 1" circles from Beach Ball cardstock.
  4. I used my stamp positioner for the following steps to make it easier, but they can be done without one.
  5. Stamp, "Oops! I did it again..." on a piece of scrap paper.
  6. Center the large (3.75") circle over the stamped words.
  7. Stamp the sentiment on the large circle.
If you're not using a stamp positioner, remove the large circle before proceeding.
  1. Arrange the smaller circles as shown in the picture and stamp the sentiment again.
  2. Shade the edges of the circles with Huckleberry Fusion PanPastel.
  3. Detail cut around the fish.
  4. Cut an 8.5" x 11" rectangle from Summer Days cardstock and score at 4.25" for the card base.
  5. Use the largest Journey Rectlangle die with the corresponding piercing die to cut a rectangle from Blue Lagoon cardstock. 
  6. Draw seaweed on the Blue Lagoon rectangle with Kiwi Slice Pan Pastel. 
  7. Add a sandy sea floor with Summer Days and Pumpkin Bread PanPastels.  Outline the seaweed with a fine point black marker (I used a Sakura Pigment Micron .01 pen).
ASSEMBLY
  1. Use White Liner tape to attach the Blue Lagoon background to the card base.
  2. Pop the fish up on Journey Foam squares and attach it to the background.
  3. Glue the, “I did,” circle directly to the background as shown, making sure to leave enough room for the rest of the circles.
  4. Pop up the large circle up on Journey Foam Squares and align it over the smaller circle so the words line up.
  5. Pop up the remaining two stamped circles on Jouney Foam Squares and align them over the large circle.  U se a double layer of Journey Foam Squares under the edges that extend past the large circle.
  6. Add some sparkle with Blue Sky sequins.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Foxy Birthday Card

I recently became a Fun Stamper's Journey (FSJ) coach and have been having fun playing with my new stamps and cutting dies.  I love that the FSJ inks match their cardstock.  You can see the results here with Happy stamped on Cranberry Bliss cardstock and Birthday stamped with Cranberry Bliss ink.  The same is also true for the Palm Fronds behind the fox, which are stamped with Kiwi Slice ink on Sweet Pear cardstock and the Palm Fronds stamped with Black Licorice on Kiwi Slice cardstock. It all co-ordinates and I didn't have to waste a bunch of time trying to find the right combination.
Here's what I used to make this card as well as step by step instructions.  You can order these supplies from my Fun Stamper's Journey site at www.funstampersjourney.com/judyheadrick
STAMP SETS
  • Creature Comforts (SS-0308)
  • To You (SS-0083)
  • Palm Fronds ATS (AT-0209)
CARDSTOCK
  • Pumpkin Bread (CS-0098)
  • Kiwi Slice (CS-0016)
  • Sweet Pear (CS-0095)
  • Cranberry Bliss (CS-0090)
  • Butter Cream (CS-0006)
  • Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023)
  • Orange Creamcicle (CS-0024)
TRUE COLOR FUSION INK
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
  • Cranberry Bliss (IP-0049)
  • Kiwi Slice (IP-0024)
  • Pumpkin Bread (IP-0057)
CUTTING DIES
  • Journey Rectangles (DI-0041)
EMBELLISHMENTS
  • Natural Journey Thread (AC-0133)
ADHESIVES
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
Instructions

STAMPING
  • Stamp Palm Fronds onto the right side of the Kiwi Slice rectangle with Black Licorice ink.
  • Stamp Palm Fronds onto the Sweet Pear cardstock with Kiwi Slice ink
  • Stamp the fox (Creature Comforts) onto Butter Cream and Pumpkin Bread cardstock with Black Licorice ink.
  • Stamp Happy from (To You) onto Cranberry Bliss cardstock with Black Licorice ink.
  • Stamp Birthday (To You) onto Butter Cream cardstock with Cranberry Bliss ink.
  • Stamp the log (Creature Comforts) onto Oatmeal Cookie cardstock with Pumpkin Bread ink.
  • Stamp the mushroom onto Butter Cream, Cranberry bliss and Orange Creamcicle cardstock.
CUTTING
  • Make the card base from a piece of 8.5" x 5.5" Pumpkin Bread cardstock, scored at 4.25"
  • Use the largest Journey Rectangles die to cut one rectangle from Kiwi Slice cardstock
  • Use the 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" Journey Rectangle die with the corresponding piercing die to cut one rectangle from Sweet Pear cardstock
  • Cut out the tip of the fox's tail and the fox's face and tummy from the Butter Cream cardstock.  Glue them to the fox image on the Pumpkin Bread cardstock.
  • Cut out the fox from the Pumpkin Bread cardstock.
  • Cut out the top of the spotted mushroom from the Cranberry Bliss cardstock and glue it to the mushroom stamped on Butter Cream Cardstock.
  • Cut out the top of the small mushroom from the Orange Creamcicle cardstock and glue it to the small mushroom stamped on Butter Cream cardstock.
  • Cut out the mushrooms from the Butter Cream cardstock.
  • Cut out the log from the Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.
ASSEMBLY
  • Wrap Natural Journey Thread around the stamped side of the Kiwi Slice rectangle 3 times and finish with a bow.
  • Adhere the Kiwi Slice rectangle to the card base with White Liner.
  • Pop up the Sweet Pear rectangle on foam squares and adhere it to the left side of the Kiwi Slice rectangle.
  • Glue the mushrooms to the lower right area of the Sweet Pear rectangle.
  • Use Journey Foam Squares to pop up the log in front of the mushrooms.
  • Use Journey Foam Squares to affix the fox to the lower left corner of the Sweet Pear rectangle.
  • Use Journey Foam Squares to attach Happy Birthday to upper section of the Sweet Pear rectangle.