December 25, 2015

Christmas Magic

Merry Christmas!  
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Holiday with your loved ones today.
We were going to see some family today, but due to some winter stormy weather, we decided to play it safe and stay home.
I made two different cards this time.  The cards shown here were part of my Christmas cards that I made to send to friends and family this year.  I love the feel of them and the none traditional colors.  And the glitter!!
I hope you get to spend some time crafting over the weekend after the family fun and all the yummy food.
Happy New Year and I will see you in 2016!
Hugs, Heidi

Just For Fun Stamps used:
D2936 Sketchy Snowman
D2747 Christmas Lantern
F2351 Magic Light

December 11, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes Snowman Card

It's Heidi here with you today. 
 It's only 2 weeks till Christmas, can you believe that? 
 I have been wrapping presents and baked some cookies but there is still so much to be done.  I still have a ton of Christmas Cards to make.  So I cranked up the Christmas tunes and got to work. 
I love this little snowman.  He is so cute and was fun to color.  I didn't want him to be plain, so I used a pale pink and blue to make him stand out a bit more.  Then colored his hat and nose in bright colors. I used some velvet rick rack, a felt snowflake and some pink striped ribbon.  The ribbon reminds me of those yummy ribbon candies that my great grandma would always have in her candy dish when I was a young girl.  I also used some Tim Holtz tinsel that I just love and now I need to get more because of how cute this turned out.  I plan to make a few more of these for my card stash.  

Here is a list of everything I used:
Just For Fun Stamps
D2936 Sketchy Snowman
D3337 Warm Winter Wishes
Stampin' Up Pink Passion Ink
Archival Jet Black Ink
Tombo Markers
Snowflake Paper
White Card Stock
Grey Card Stock
Pink Striped Ribbon
Black Velvet Rick Rack
Silver Tinsel Garland from Tim Holtz  Collection
Lavender Felt Snowflake
Start Dust, Silver and Glam Pink Stickles

I hope you have a wonderful week and get all your holiday cards and chores done and have fun doing them.  
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Heidi

November 27, 2015

Vintage Christmas Card

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  I have been so excited to share this card today.  It was so much fun to make.  I hope you take some time off from your shopping today and make a card or two also!
Maybe you can get all those cards made that you want to send to friends and family this year!

This card makes me think of Christmas Vacation, my favorite Christmas movie ever!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Heidi

Used to make this card:
Just For Fun Stamps:
F3510 Getting The Tree
D2568 Happy Holidays

I used white paper that I made the same width as the card itself and I tore the edges to make it look like snow peaks, then covered just the torn part with glue and sprinkled with glitter.  Once those were dry, I stacked them on top of each other and taped them down to my background.
I used Archival Jet Black Ink and Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
I used distress markers to color my car and tree and people.
I used Stikels in Red to go around my Happy Holidays that I cut in half.
I attached the car and sentiment to the card with foam mounting tape.
I used Wink Of Stella for the headlights and chrome on the car to make it shinny.

November 13, 2015

Falling Leaves Card

Happy Fall everyone!  It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through November already.  This time of year goes by so fast.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I wanted to make a card for Thanksgiving this year.  I don't always make a card for this time of year, but the pretty colors and the crisp air has been wonderful this year and I thought I would make some cards to take to my family.
When I step out my front door every morning I see this  tree in our yard with warm purple, burgundy and orange colors, so that was my inspiration for this card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to make some fun cards for Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Heidi

List of Items Used 
Paper of  your choice for background
White card stock for stamping images
Jet Black Archival Ink
Tombo Markers for coloring leaves
Versa Mark Ink for Happy Autumn stamped image
Gold curly ribbon
White embossing powder
Stickles in Crystal and Copper
Just For Fun Stamps Stamps Used:
 B3428 Happy Autumn
D3858 Stamptangle Elm Leaf

October 23, 2015

Halloween Night Card

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday and Happy almost Halloween!  Heidi here with a fun Halloween Night card.  I had a lot of fun working on this card.  I even made some stencils with punches I have.  I started out using my circle punch to make my full moon.  I then used it to make some "cloud" like stencils.  I sponged on my colors and then let them dry.  I then went back with white and sponged more to make it look like fog and clouds.  Then I used my Versa Ink pad and stamped my webs- D3480 Classic Web, and used white embossing powder.  Then I stamped my D3455 Shake Rattle & Roll guy with Jet Black Archival ink and let it dry.  Then stamped again with a Versa Mark just slightly off from the original stamped image.  I embossed it with gold. Next, I stamped AA3424 Tiny Witch on a Broom in my moon.  I used A3504 Beware and punched the side with my Bat Punch.  After it was all dry, I used Stickles and Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  I hope you get inspired to use your Just For Fun stamps and make a fun Halloween Card!
Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween.  

Halloween Night Card by Heidi Brincken

List of supplies used:
Distress Inks, spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick
Archival Ink, Jet Black
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Ink Pad
White & Gold Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella
Bat Punch
2" Circle Punch
Paper of your choice
Just For Fun Stamps:
D3480 Classic Web
AA3424 Tiny Witch on Broom
D3455 Shake Rattle & Roll
A3504 Beware
Foam Mounting Tape for "Beware"

October 9, 2015

Good Witch Card

Hi everyone, it's Heidi here again.  
Happy Friday to you!  I have made a cute Halloween card for my post today.  I used bright colors and lots of glitter!  

I used the following Just For Fun Stamps
F3880 Good Witch
E3888 Dripping Blood
D3480 Classic Web
C2311 Happy Halloween

Paper Doodlebug Design Inc. called October 31st. and a scrap for the web
Tombo Markers- To color the Witch
Versamark Ink Pad
Archival Jet Black Ink
Stickles- Diamond 
Wink of Stella - Clear
Glossy accents- on the green Dripping Blood stamped image
Glue pen and Sparklets Xtra Fine White Glitter on the Happy Halloween image
I had a great time coloring and glittering this Good Witch.  I hope you enjoy her too!  
See you next time for more fun stuff with Just For Fun Stamps!

September 25, 2015

Happy Autumn Card & Autumn Blessing Tag

Hi everyone!  This is my first blog post for Just For Fun Stamps.  I am super excited to be sharing my fun creations with you all.  Today I have made for you an Autumn duo.  I used the Fashion Warbler Small stamp for both of these projects.  I also used the Happy Autumn stamp for the card.  I will provide you with full details at the end of this post.
I don't know about everyone else, but fall is my most favorite time of year.  I love the crisp air and the changing colors.  So I wanted to use the fall colors and the bird stamp because they are just friendly and inviting like fall is.  I hope you enjoy these projects and that they inspire you to make something fun for fall.
Happy Autumn!

Supplies used for Autumn Blessing Tag:
E3848 Fashion Warbler Small Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
Autumn papers and accents of your choice.
I used Fall Friends by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Mixed Media Paper to stamp the bird on
Brown and turquoise tissue papers
Brown floss for the nest
Green striped ribbon 
Brown trim
Wooden Key
Sparkle feather stickers
Autumn Blessing Stickers
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Faber Castel Pitt Pens: Nougat & Orange Glaze
Wink of Stella- Clear

Supplies for the Happy Autumn Card:
B3428 Happy Autumn Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
E3848 Fashion Warbler Small Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
Fall Friends Paper by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Cream Card Stock
Mixed Media Paper for the bird
Brown velvet trim
Turquoise Ribbon
Archival Ink -Jet Black
Stampin' Up Ink- Tempting Turquoise
Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Wink of Stella - Clear

June 21, 2015

Happy First Day of Summer!

Hi everyone!
It's been a while.  Lots of crazy stuff happening here.  I am working full time now and enjoying my job.  I am crafting on the weekends and taking on line painting classes in the evenings.
I made a bunch of cards this weekend.  I have run out of all my surplus cards.  So this weekend was catch up weekend.
Here is what I made.  Hope you like them!

Have a wonderful Father's Day and enjoy the summer!
Hugs, Heidi