Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sneak Peek: Fun Stampers Journey October 2016 Bloom Box Kit


The stamp set is this kit is called "Fairy World".   Love it, can't wait to get it.

Joining Bloom Box is the easiest way to create gorgeous cards with brand-new products and share your papercrafting passion!

SIMPLE: Each month enjoy an exclusive red rubber stamp set, pre-cut elements, coordinating embellishments and step-by-step instructions.

FAST: Create 4 eye-catching, unique greeting cards using the supplies we've provided. Just add your inks and a few tools, and you're ready to go!

FUN: Share your creations with friends and family, give a set as a gift, or keep in your personal inspiration library.

Just a reminder that the month you sign up in, will be the first month of your Bloom Box Subscription.   So if you sign up in September, you will receive the September Bloom Box as your first kit and the October Bloom Box (shown above) as your second kit.

It is so wonderful to receive the kit each month and have four cards all ready for you to assemble.   Everything is such high quality.    Adhesives and inks are not included.   You can follow the directions to make the cards or follow your own inspiration.   So much fun and easy to do.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Press Punch And Cutting Mat - Video

I have used the Press Punch and Cutting Mat for quite a while now.   It is easy to use and allows me to punch anywhere on the card stock that I want.   Imagine being able to punch a hole in the very center of a 12" x 12" scrapbook page.

Tips come in 3 sizes:   1/16", 1/8" and 1/4"
Both the Press Punch and the Cutting Mat are on sale through the end of September 2016.



Here is a video from Fun Stampers Journey about this tool:
If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link is:   https://youtu.be/rj2F1WKDttE






Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 



Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Monday, September 26, 2016

Embossing a Cut Image Using Journey Blooms Holiday Set of Dies

Did you realize that some of the Fun Stampers Journey Dies can also be used for embossing?  Look at the cutting part/edge of the die.  If there is extra metal inside the cutting edge, the die is embossable.

NOTE:   This is a photo intensive blog post.   It includes photos of how to do the embossing too.

Here's an example of a set that once cut, is perfect to use the die to emboss too.   Makes a huge difference in the details shown on your cut image.


Journey Blooms Holiday Set DI-0048 
Set of 8 Die Templates
Great for Christmas, Halloween, Snow Themes,
and a bow for all occasions.

Sandwich of how to do the embossing.
You leave the cardstock in the die AFTER cutting it out, and 
then place cut side up directly on the magnetic platform.
NO Cutting Plates Used

Here's the bat after being cut out.
Cutting side facing up.
Then I will put the Tan Embossing Mat on top.
Then the Green Embossing Plate on top of that.
It's already to run through the Journey Platinum Machine.  

Directions - Tutorial:


Each die was cut out the usual way using my  Journey Platinum Machine.
   1.  Magnetic Platform
   2.  Cutting Plate
   3.  Card Stock  
   4.  Die cut side facing down
   5.  Cutting Plate 

I removed the outer cardstock that was not part of the design.
Be sure to leave the cut image inside of the die.


To emboss the cut image, I used these steps with my Journey Platinum Machine:
  1.  Magnetic Platform
  2.  Die with card stock still attached (cut side up)
  3.  Tan Embossing Mat
  4.  Green Embossing Plate
       (these steps match the photo shown earlier in this blog post).


Samples:


Wanted to show you a closer view of the bat.








The embossing really adds to the design of your cut image.  If I had not embossed these, so many of the designs would of been lost.   The embossing gives each design a much more finished look.

Try this with some of our other dies.   I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how many can not only be cut, but be embossed too using the die itself.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Friday, September 23, 2016

Wild West Stamp And Die Bundle From Fun Stampers Journey


Great stamp and die set bundle that can be used for all ages.

Wild West Stamp Set SS-0089 Set of 7 stamps
Wild West Dies DI-0090 set of 4 dies
    OR   Wild West Bundle BD-0044 (both the stamp set & dies at a discounted price)



The green outlines show you the dies that come in this bundle and what images they match up with.

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fun Stampers Journey Leaf and Feather Dies Showcased With Photos And a Video Too.

Fun Stampers Journey has such a wide selection of dies to choose from.  I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the leaf and feather dies we carry with you.   This way you can see them up close and also show you how they look cut out.

If you are reading this via e-mail, the direct link to the video is:
https://youtu.be/SQo3HNCt8m8



Here are the dies shown in photo format too:

 Branched Teardrop Die  DI-0160

Wedding Sprig Die  DI-0165

Bloom Cluster Die  DI-0163

Summer Branch Die  DI-0162

Feather Fluff Die  DI-0164

Everyday Elements Steel Rule Die  SR-0004

Hope you enjoyed the video and photos today. 



Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Harvest Stamp Set, Artful Burst Dies And Pocket Cuts DiesShowcased Today

Fun Stampers Journey has so many wonderful stamps and dies to choose from.   Sometimes I have a hard time choosing which ones to use.   This month a group I belong to had a Fall themed challenge.   So this is my entry for the challenge.

These are my starting pices.   I used the Journey Color Splash Pencils to watercolor the Harvest stamped image.   Then using the Pocket Cuts Die, I cut the rectangle shape out and added in some stitch like lines/designs. 

So that I had a perfect match to the card front design, I used the border die of the Artful Burst Die Set on Citrus Cooler Card Stock.  The card base is Pumpkin Bread Card Stock and the design was die cut directly into the base using the Artful Burst Die Set.

Colors are off on the photo, not sure why.    But this shows the Citrus Cooler piece backing the Pumpkin Bread card base.   I used Journey Craft Glue to adhere the pieces together.   The Craft Glue has a small tip so I ran glue around the border of the back of the design and on numerous areas of the design too.   Then laid the Citrus Cooler piece on top and allowed to dry.

This is a closer view to show you the pretty designs from the Pocket Cuts Dies up close.

Here is my finished card.  I attached the Harvest stamped image to the card using Journey Foam Squares.   I will stamp a sentiment inside.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Pumpkin Bread Card Stock CS-0098
Citrus Cooler Card Stock CS-0089
Craft Glue AD-0111
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 small OR AD-0085 medium
Journey Platinum Machine With Plates TO-0090
Harvest Stamp Set AT-0051 1 piece
Pocket Cuts Dies DI-0219 Set of 10 Die Templates
Artful Burst Die Set DI-0220 set of 2 Die Templates
Journey Color Splash Pencils JM-0078 48 watercolor pencils in metal tin

Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Layered Leaves Die Backed With Confectionary Prints Paper

This is my first time using the Layered Leaves Die from Fun Stampers Journey.  It is a die that fill fit the front of an A2 card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") so is perfect as a card front.    I combined it with The Confectionary Prints Paper as a couple of the pieces had an ombre effect to them.   Thought it looked great behind the leaves.


This is with a blue ombre background.

This is with a more pink ombre background.

The backgrounds were both cut from the same sheet of paper. 



I decided on the more pink background for this card.
Craft glue works very well on these cut out images especially on the fine lines.

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Journey Platinum Machine With Plates  TO-0090
Layered Leaves Dies  DI-0215 set of 2
Heart Felt Dies DI-0033
Confectionary Prints Paper PP-0028
       24 sheets, 12 x 12", 4 each of 6 two-sided designs
Sparkle Love Elements AC-0149 (retired)
Craft Glue AD-0111

Sentiments and backgrounds for it are not FSJ products.


Don't miss out on the Fun Stampers Journey Essentials Sale during the month of September 2016.   These items are 20% off.   CLICK HERE to read all about the sale. 


Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available