Aug 17 2009

JustRite Christmas Blog Hop

JustRite Blog Hop Day — LOVE these posts — always a fun day! Today we are all featuring JustRite’s new Christmas releases, and there are a lot of them! Please make sure to click on all the links at the end of this post — 33 links in all — LOTS of designers playing with JustRite for Christmas — fun, fun!!! And here’s my contribution — a trio of Christmas cards that were easy to make, with a nostalgic, vintage feel:

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I truly enjoyed every moment I spent making this trio of Christmas cards! I used the new JustRite set called Christmas Joythat fitson the 1 3/4″x 2 5/16″ Oval Stamper. I loved the beautiful sentiments and images in this set, as well as the gorgeous borders, but I was just in one of those moods to play around, so I decided to pull out a new box of SU Hodgepodge Hardware I had just gotten, just to see if the sentiments would work and, much to my delight, they fit into the hardware frames just perfectly! So, I decided to run in that direction — framed sentiments it would be! And as I’ve said many times before, just because a stamp is in the shape of an oval or a circle, and used on an oval or a circle stamper, doesn’t necessarily mean you are bound to those shapes — with many of the JustRite stamps, the sky is the limit — just play around to expand your usage of these fun sets for Christmas!

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Here’s the packaging for Christmas Joy. You can see the fun centers and borders included, 6 of each. On my project today I used 4 of the centers.

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This is the first card I made, framing my Blessings sentiment with the SU Hardware, resting that atop a Nestability Labels Three die cut. What a perfect fit in the hardware! I was pleased!!! That’s a double bow of Ivory Silk made on the Bow Easy and the DP is by SU, Merry Moments, new for this holiday season — I love it! The embossed borders are all with a Martha Stewart Punch.

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Just a closer view of the framed sentiment. Love how it pops when placed over the Nestie die cut.

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Here’s my 2nd card. You all know me by now — I love to take the easy way out, and one of my easy way’s out is by using pre-printed images, such as this from the Christmas Journal Note pads. That beautiful little angel looked *magical* to me, so I thought she was the perfect image to go with this sentiment.

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A closer view again, and isn’t this sentiment just a perfect fit as well for the hardware frame? I thought so! But if you look at the stamp below, you’ll see that thereare some holly boughs above and below the sentiment. I used the very simple technique of masking the stampto be able to use the sentiment only, without the boughs. This is an old trick to seasoned stampers, but if you’re new to stamping, here’s how:

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Photo 1 shows how the stamp appears. Photo 2 shows how I have *masked* off the part of the stamp that I don’t want to print, in this case, the boughs. Post-it notes are a common thing to use as they have a sticky strip. Personally,I use a 1.5″ tape I keep around — it sticks well and is only on the stamp momentarily so it cleans up easily.

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Once your stamp is masked properly, tap it on your ink pad, making sure all areas are covered with ink. Yes, the ink gets all over your mask. BEFORE YOU STAMP, remove the masks, as shown in Photo 2. Now you are all set to stamp with ink ONLY where you want it. Easy peasy, as they say!

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And here’s my last card in this trio. I used one of the centers to color, the bells, and used my Petite Circle Nesties to cut and mat it.

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The image is coloredwith both Copics and Spica Glitter Pens. The bells are done with the gold Spica pen. They truly look so nice and glittery IRL, but that is miserably lost in my photo — please just take my word for it! This is a triple bow of Ivory Silk done on the Bow Easy. My ribbon tails are held in place with mini glue dots.

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And I used a square frame for the word Joy, running my ribbon through the holes of the frame, rather than attaching it with brads. Simple and fun! The word Joy is on a center and is surrouded by a wreath. I masked off the wreath, just as shown above. It took a little more masking, but still was very quick and gave me this simple little Joy that was just perfect for what I wanted.

Another idea: Rather than masking these stamps, you could very easily use your SU markers and just color the portion of the image you want inked! Super easy, peasy!

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Stamps: Christmas Joy used on the 1 3/4″ x 2 5/16″ Oval Stamper, both by JustRite

Paper: All by SU: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Merry Moments DP

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens

Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Crafty Secrets Journal Notes, Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Labels Three and Petite Oval Nestabilities, and SU Designer Label Punch, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Piercer and Mat Pack

Shopping:

JustRiteStampersfor the Christmas Joy set used on this project and their entire line of products

Spellbindersfor the Labels Three and Petite Circle Nestabilities

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, VersaFine Onyx Black Inkand Christmas Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets

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And here’s the link list to all the other FAB designerssharing JustRite Christmas projects today — get yourself a nice cool (or warm) drink, pull up your chair and enjoy your time — it WILL be time well spent!!!

JustRite Stampers-Blog
Becca Feeken
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Johnson- That’s me — YOU ARE HERE!
Kazan Clark
Sharon Harnist
Laura Davis
Debbie Olson
Michelle Woerner
Taylor Van Bruggen
Jenn Balcer
Michelle Wooderson
Lori Craig
Lauren Meader
Beate Johns
Barb Schram
Kimberly Crawford
Michele Kovack

Jami Bova

Kellie Fortin
Jennifer Buck
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse
Lisa Somerville
Gerrie Johnnic
Kathy Jones
Debbie Seyer
Kim Sonksen
Terre Fry
Sheryl Dickinson
Bonnie Sharp
Mary Pfaff
Holly Simoni
Angela Robledo

Thanks much for stopping in — I’ll be back tomorrow with more Christmas projects to share. See you soon — and have a GREAT day!!!

79 responses so far

79 Responses to “JustRite Christmas Blog Hop”

  1. Oooooh these are gorgeous Sharon!!!!! Love the green and white theme, gorgeous bows and punched edges!!! Such a beautiful showcase of this set!!!

  2. Beautiful cards Sharon! Love the green and white colour combo, and as always, you have the most elegant and lovely details. Thanks for the tips using just partial images of the stamps and showing how they look used in a different shape.

  3. Gorgeous vintage looking cards! I love them!

  4. Pat (mspfd) says:

    OMG, these are spectacular. Love the crisp design and fresh look of your cards.

  5. Michelle Wooderson says:

    Sharon, these are gorgeous….and my favorite green color too!! Just awesome!!

  6. Nancybeth says:

    absolutely beautiful cards!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, your cards are absolutely stunning! Love the colors you chose, the ribbons are so gorgeous and elegant – gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous designs for Christmas cards – just love them!

  8. Absolutely beautiful Sharon! Love them all!!!

  9. Cheryl M says:

    Beautiful, beautiful all!

  10. Becca Feeken says:

    Absolutely, positively superb Sharon!! I had to do a double take – you were so clever to use the Hodge Podge elements…oh and I love the angel!

  11. Taylor says:

    So pretty, Sharon! Love the hodgepodge hardware and the yummy ivory silk ribbon!

  12. Rose Ann says:

    All of your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS, Sharon!! I love them so much!!

  13. Sharon, absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Love the colors and that silk ribbon so GORGEOUS!!! Hugs, Sabrina

  14. Selma says:

    As usual Sharon. More gorgeous cards. I love reading all your tips to expand use of the stamps. And I love all your beautiful ribbons and bows.

  15. Sharon these are beautiful and so vintage feeling. Your bows are fabulous as always!

  16. Sharon, your cards are absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love the color of green you used and hardware pieces. Love the vintage look! The ribbon is Fabulous!

  17. Oh MY! SO classy and elegant! I LOVE the green tone you used, along with the ivory-gorgeous!!

  18. Beautiful cards! Love the vintage feel and how you framed the stamped sentiments.

  19. Stunning cards, Sharon — love how you fit them into the hardware, it’s gorgeous that way! Love your pretty bells, too!

  20. conniemelancon says:

    Beautiful Cards!! Thanks for the tips too.

  21. sandyh50 says:

    Ooooh, I love these cards!

  22. Diana Enns says:

    I love the way you used these stamps and the non-traditional colors.

  23. Kazan says:

    I love the green and cream together – so beautiful – love all of them!

  24. Laura Davis says:

    Sharon these cards are magical!
    Laura

  25. Sankari says:

    How absolutely beautiful and lovely your cards are Sharon!!! I am in love with the seamless way that they flow and the beauty that radiates out! Simply elegant!!!

  26. barb schram says:

    Definitely magical, Sharon! Love the use of the new hardware! And that ribbon…gorgeous! Hope you are having a marvelous Monday!

  27. Angela says:

    Very beautiful cards Sharon!! I always love your color choices and the cards are so simple but have pure elegance to them.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Angela

  28. So pretty! I love the vintage feel of your cards!

  29. loricraig says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon… These greens are beautiful. Love the sophisticated look that you gave these cards. So striking… total WOW!

  30. Debbie S. says:

    Very pretty Sharon – such soft colors and simply elegant! Love your style!

  31. These are gorgeous Sharon!! Well {{sigh}} looks like that’s another JustRite set I NEED!! You’re such an enabler!!

  32. Oh Sharon! These are beautiful. I love the vintage feel you gave them. I think my fav is the bells card! Oh and I love how you mentioned to remove the mask BEFORE stamping, cause you KNOW I have forgotten that step -hahah! Hugs,

  33. Kathy W says:

    These are my favorite kind of holiday cards. What a great stamp set. Thanks for all the ideas of how to use it. A lot of inspiration here!

  34. stephanie says:

    Beautiful, I love the soft subtle colors and your masking. Great work.

  35. Jenn says:

    Sharon, these are so gorgeous. So peaceful and precious! Big hugs, Jenn

  36. Debbie Seyer says:

    Sharon, your cards are wonderful. I don’t think using the Angel is taking the easy way out – its just beautiful!!

  37. Mary says:

    Sharon, absolutely beautiful!! Thanks you so much for sharing, Mary

  38. Piali says:

    Beautiful !!!! love the green/cream —such lovely colors for holidays…a lot different too. I am gone try this for holiday cards..hope you don’t mind. Thanks
    for showing the various use of JustRite stamps.

  39. beate says:

    Sharon, your cards look fantastic! I love them all!
    Hugs and smiles

  40. These are wonderful. Love the tags and of course your bows!

  41. Maggie says:

    Your cards are gorgeous.

  42. Swedie says:

    Your cards have a great vintage look. Thanks for sharing your stamping tip.

  43. Wowzers, Sharon! These are so elegant and just beautiful! I LOVE them! TFS! :)

  44. Julie Ranae says:

    Anything with ribbon…I’m on board! Love the elegance of your projects!

  45. Holly says:

    Just stunning! Love the technique you shared too.

  46. Kim Sonksen says:

    Even though I think I am a pretty seasoned stamper, I never knew the trick about the masking tape. I totally LOVE that and I am really glad now I stopped by – what a fabulous trick.

    And your projects are absolutely gorgeous!

  47. Iris Soscia says:

    Sharon, I love the vintage look and the ivory silk ribbon. Iris Soscia

  48. Teresa says:

    Sharon, as always I love your ideas.

  49. April C. says:

    Drop dead GORGEOUS! Very clever use of the stamps and ribbon! Love these vintage looking cards!

  50. sharon says:

    Sharon
    You did it again! Spot on. I am always amazed at your beautiful work.
    Sharon L

  51. Debbie Kaste says:

    Sharon, these are stunning cards. Thanks for the stamping “tip”. Will have to try that. Also thanks for sharing… Debbie K.

  52. Marie B. says:

    Oooooo, Sharon! These are just gorgeous! Love that DP!!!

  53. mytime says:

    Your work is always so elegant Sharon! Lovely job :)

  54. Bev J. says:

    All are beautiful cards. Love all the sentiments wth the wonderful dp and gorgeous ribbon! tfs

  55. Brenda A. says:

    Love your cards, especially the angel one.

  56. kathy S says:

    Beautiful cards they do look like cards of old- they are so elegant

  57. So beautiful and elegant!! Love them!!

  58. Barbara says:

    Sharon your cards are magnificent! I love the way you used tape to mask off part of the stamp. JustRite stamps and Spellbinders Nestibilities are the most versatile products I have ever seen. There is no end to the different combinations with them.

  59. bluemoon says:

    Gorgeous as always Sharon!

  60. carrie says:

    These are great cards! Love the vintage feel of the colors.

  61. Carol L says:

    Some of your prettiest cards ever today Sharon! TFS!!!

  62. Fiorella says:

    So elegant! And the bows are awesome. Thanks for the tips

  63. Jodie Turner says:

    Sharon, Love your cards, simply stunning. I love the simplicity of these cards, just what we need when making a lot to send out at Christmas. Stunning colours and as always love your bows. I will have to make another order for your beautiful silk ribbons soon. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Jodie from Australia

  64. Beautiful projects Sharon, love all the wonderful ribbons!

  65. Carol says:

    I would never have thought to use the stamps in this way. Thank you so much for sharing and for the great inspiration. Wonderful projects!!!
    “Hugs” Granny

  66. Nadia says:

    Beautiful!

  67. Joan Fricker says:

    Great cards Sharon. I love the paper and the way you have used it.
    Joan

  68. cazzy says:

    Beautiful cards.

    Cazzy x

  69. christy says:

    Gorgeous use of that classical style !!
    Girl you have it down just beautifully done :)

  70. christine says:

    The vintage feel to your cards is beautiful. I was planning on buying some of the stampers and now I know that I HAVE too.

    Blessings,
    Christine

  71. Cat Darling says:

    Love the vintage look!

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  73. Holly Murphy says:

    absolutely gorgeous!!

  74. Tammy says:

    Those are so pretty.

  75. Becky E says:

    Great information with the masking tip. Thanks, Sharon. Love your projects.
    BeckyE

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