Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 5 with Sharon Harnist -

A Huge THANK YOU to Sharon for sharing all her great project ideas with us this week. It was truly inspirational!! Remember you can visit Sharon daily on her blog Paperfections. Today Sharon has a fun project and a sneak peak of one of our stamps from our November Collection.

I’m wrapping up this week of guest blogging with a gift idea that’s good for just about any occasion, holiday or celebration … a wine gift set!10-5-WineSetSH

My wine bottle tag is quick and easy to create and dresses up the bottle, for a nice presentation. You can customize the tag with a sentiment or image specific to the occasion or even the monogram of the recipient. Here, I went with a sentiment that could be used for the Thanksgiving holiday … what a nice hostess gift this would be for either the host of your holiday celebration or even to the guests that share the holiday in your home!

This bottle is a little taller than the others in my collection, standing at about 13” (750ml bottle), so you may need to adjust the length of your tag by just trimming the bottom a little if it’s too long.

Start with a piece of cardstock cut to 2.75” x 10.25” (again, you may need to adjust the width of your tag if your bottle is a little wider and you want the tag to cover the wine label. Score 2.75” from the top end – this will create the neck of the tag that will bend over the neck of the bottle. Punch a hole in the center of the scored end – a 1.25” punch worked fine for my bottle. Now just decorate however you wish!

For my tag, I used this beautiful sentiment center and scroll border from JustRite’s large oval set, Autumn Blessings, stamped in simple and elegant basic black on cream cardstock. I die cut the entire image with Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities (2nd to the largest die in the large set), which matches this oval stamp set shape perfectly! Next, I adhered the oval sentiment to the tag, and then embossed the Classic Scalloped Oval over it (again using the 2nd largest die in the large set).


I finished the tag with some strips of punched note card left over from making the matching greeting card, a strip of clear Zva crystals and Heidi Swapp flower crystal on the sentiment oval.


The matching greeting card was made from a coordinating box of blank note cards – I cut and combined some of the cards. Where the patterns meet on the lower part of the card, I added a strip of black velvet ribbon and Zva clear crystals on top of that!

This card also has the sneak peek I spoke about yesterday of a brand new JustRite product … yes, a SQUARE monogram/decorative frames borders!! Did you hear me squeal? I’ve been anticipating this product for quite some time!! More details about this set and and all the November release products right back here on the JustRite blog on Monday!


The gorgeous monogram frame was stamped with black ink on cream cardstock and then die cut with Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities. It is popped up on foam tape on another piece of black cardstock die cut with Spellbinders Labels Three. Zva crystals adorn the corners and silver leafing pen outlines the square. What fabulous fun you’ll be able to have with this great new shape! Remember to check back here on Monday for all the details!

It’s been a pleasure sharing with you this week!


Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings & Deluxe Square Monogram Kit (with Special Occasions font)
Paper: Neenah Classic Cream, Papertrey Ink True Black, The Paper Studio Simple Elegance box of textured cards (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Square (middle die in large set), Classic Oval-Lg & Scalloped Classic Oval-Lg Nestabilities dies, Spellbinders Labels Three set (3rd largest), Martha Stewart Simple Scallop edge punch, EK Success 1.25” circle punch, corner rounder punch, May Arts black velvet ribbon, Zva & Heidi Swapp crystals

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Thursday, October 29, 2009

JustRite Day 4 with Sharon Harnist – November Calendar

10-4-CardinalNovCalSH If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you’ll know how much I love making a monthly calendar (the link above is to my previous calendars). This page is 6-inches square and is displayed in a wooden stand on my desk. When I’m feeling industrious, I’ll go ahead and make a matching 6-inch scrap page in about the same format and put a favorite photo from the month on it. Then at the end of the year I already have a brag book all made up for a keepsake of the year! So even if you don’t have a need for a calendar, keep in mind this page could easily be reproduced as a scrapbook page just by omitting the calendar area and replacing it with a photo.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when JustRite came out with a wonderful Calendar Set in a beautiful font this year! Of course it’s perfect for my calendars AND for scrapbook page titles … and how about greeting cards – the monthly titles would work great for those, too!


Here, I stamped “November” right on my computer-generated calendar. The beautiful cardinal image is from JustRite’s Christmas Treasures 3-1/4” round set (who says a “Christmas image" can’t also be used for another time of the year)?!! What is great about JustRite’s products is that you are not limited to a certain shape. You have the ability to use the border, or not, the center image by itself – it’s your choice! Here, I definitely didn’t have the space for a 3-1/4” image on my calendar and it would have overpowered the rest of the design. So I chose to just use the center image.

10-4CardinalStampJigSHYou are also not limited to using the 3-1/4” round stamper shown above that this cardinal image would normally fit on. If, for example, you’d like to use the image with a stamp positioner, that’s hard to do with a round stamper. But the image fits perfectly onto the Horizontal Wood (Rectangle) Stamper which CAN be used with a stamp positioner! Or if you’d like to add a custom sentiment or monogram there on the Rectangle Stamper along with the cardinal image, you could do that, too. The possibilities and combinations are endless with JustRite’s innovative interchangeable products!

After stamping the image, I colored it with these Copic markers:


After coloring, I die cut the image with Spellbinders Labels One die and airbrushed the background (with BG13) while the image was still in the die – that’s what gives the nice crisp white border around the edge of the die cut.

Some machine stitching around the edge of the page, buttons & ribbon complete my calendar. Can you believe November is just around the corner?!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my final project of the week … hint: you just might get to see a sneak peek of a new product that will be debuting next week!

Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Calendar Set & Christmas Treasures
Paper: Stampin’ Up Vanilla, Neenah Natural White, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck
Ink: Stampin’ Up Ruby Red dye ink, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One die set, downloadable computer-generated calendar, EK Success corner rounder, Martha Stewart Loopy border punch, Papertrey Ink buttons, ribbon & twine, Bow Easy, foam tape, sewing machine

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 3 with Sharon Harnist – Family Bingo


Today I have a scrappy home decor project to share with you that can easily be customized for whatever season, holiday, or celebration you wish since it uses JustRite’s fonts!  The base of this 6.25” x 7.25” plaque was a $1 find at Hobby Lobby.  I decoupaged it with some of my favorite dark red BasicGrey paper.


I love the trendy look of Bingo cards in just about any area of crafting these days – altered art, card making, and scrapbooking. This Bingo card is a download I created specifically to accommodate JustRite’s fonts! 

A little info about these Bingo cards: I have used the largest brown card here (4.25” x 5.50”) which accepts JustRite’s 95-point font perfectly.  (There is also a smaller 3” x 3.50” size that fits the 50-point fonts and both card sizes are available in either brown or black ink to print from your computer).  The cards are available either with numbers or blank, so you can even customize them with JustRite’s numbers that come in all of the font sets!  Now you’ll never be limited to a certain color or pre-printed word on your Bingo cards!

I printed my Bingo card on light weight (about 65-80 lb.) vanilla cardstock.  Here, you can see how easy it is to place the Horizontal Wood Stamper at the top of the card and use the card as a guide for your letter spacing:


I used my favorite Brayton 95-point font and stamped it with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  And since each of JustRite’s font sets contain three different sizes (95, 50, and 25-point), alpha letters as well as numbers, you’ll be all set to make any size of customized Bingo cards, titles for scrapbook pages, or sentiments for your cards or home decor!

You could also make this project with the word “Thanks” on the Bingo card and maybe a snapshot of the family that is hosting any of your holiday celebrations … what a wonderful hostess gift for them that won’t soon be forgotten!  I can also see this project created for a sweet new baby – what a priceless treasure for his/her parents!

A few more details about my project:  After I stamped the word “Family” on my card, I crumpled it up and then flattened it back out, distressed the edges, and then aged the card with Antique Linen distress ink.  I glittered the plain adhesive chipboard pieces on the sticky backing with Martha Stewart garnet glitter and then just used foam tape and glue dots to adhere them to the card. 


The Prima flower started out white – I stamped the text onto it with red ink and then distressed it with Antique Linen ink.  I also gave the scalloped plaque base a protective coating of decoupage glue on the top of the paper.  The photo of my sweet family was printed in sepia tones and now I can hang them close by and keep an eye on them at all times!

You are certainly welcome to download and print out these Bingo cards (here) for your personal crafting and if you do, we would love to see your creations with them, so please leave a link for us in the comments on this post!

Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Brayton Uppercase font (95-point) + Horizontal Wood Stamper, CHF Vintage Text Scrapblock
Paper: BasicGrey Wassail-Cranberry Sauce, Stampin’ Up Vanilla
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Downloadable Bingo card from PaperFections, plaque from Hobby Lobby, Papertrey Ink buttons & twine, American Crafts Thickers chipboard, Martha Stewart garnet glitter, Prima flowers, Maya Road pom-pom trim, May Arts ribbon, Tonic Paper Distresser, ModPodge, foam tape

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 2 with Sharon Harnist – Pumpkin Place Card/Treat Holder

Sharon has another great fall project to share with us today- these would be so sweet for Thanksgiving favors!!


Hi, everyone – I’m happy to be back with you again today! I have a pumpkin treat box/place card to share … just perfect for your Thanksgiving table or even as a gift for a teacher or co-worker, I think.


I started by die cutting two pieces of heavy cream cardstock and four pieces of patterned paper with Spellbinders Nested Pumpkin die. I adhered the patterned paper pumpkins to each side of the cardstock pumpkins, to make a nice sturdy and professionally-covered front and back for my box.


To make the box interior, I cut a piece of chocolate cardstock 3” x 7.50” and scored it 2.25” from each end and 1/2” on each long side. Then I cut 1/2-inch in on the long sides where the score lines meet.


Fold the scored lines all in towards the center of the cardstock and fold the the sides up so you form a box frame. Adhere the box frame together at the bottom and then place adhesive on all the 1/2-inch scored U-shape. Then stick the pumpkin pieces to the front and back of the box frame.


For the stamped image, I customized the Favorite Occasions’ 1-5/8” “Give Thanks” border by snipping the “simple blessings” portion away from the “for” and just using the “for” on the lower half of the border. You can see by the packaging in the photo above how it normally should look (click on the photo for a larger view).


Since the border groove of this 1-5/8” Wood Stamper will also accept font, I customized it by adding a name with the 15-point Times New Roman font! I stamped the border with Versamark onto chocolate cardstock and heat embossed it with gold detail embossing powder. I used Spellbinders Blossom die (3rd smallest in the set) to die cut border and then outlined the die cut with gold leafing pen.


I stamped the center cornucopia with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock and then colored the image with these Copic markers and Gold Spica glitter pen. I punched the image out with a 1.25” circle punch and adhered it with foam tape to the border piece.


Hopefully this top view of the box gives you an idea of the dimension it has (holding my favorite mini Reese’s peanut butter cups)!!

Supplies --
Stamps: Favorite Occasions Set, 15-point Times New Roman font
Paper: Basic Gray Indian Summer, PTI Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers & Gold Spica glitter pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Nested Pumpkin & Blossom die sets, EK Success 1.25” circle punch, gold detail embossing powder & heat embossing tool, Krylon 18 kt. Gold Leafing Pen, foam tape

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 1 with Sharon Harnist – Pumpkin Blessings

This week we are so excited that Sharon Harnist will be our guest blogger. You can find Sharon everyday on her blog PaperFections.
Sharon has been a member of our design team for over a year and we are just thrilled that she will be sharing her projects here this week. For those of you who have anxiously been waiting to hear when our November Release will be revealed, the answer is that we will begin revealing the new collection on November 2nd (next week). Be sure to check in everyday to see Sharon's beautiful creations and then next week as we start the sneak peeks for our November Release which will be available for ordering mid-November.

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Hello and welcome to a week full of Fall & Holiday JustRite inspiration! One of my favorite symbols of Fall are pumpkins, so I was delighted when JustRite’s Autumn Blessings set contained a beautiful pumpkin image! I used it as a tag to decorate these paper mache pumpkins that can be used as a Fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table and all through the Fall season.

10-PumpkinCenterOneSHI began by painting the paper mache pumpkins with acrylic paints and then glittered them with some lovely new Fire Opal tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart! (I’ve had these pumpkins for three years, so I’m sorry I don’t have a current source for them but most craft stores should have some sort pumpkins that you could replicate this project with).

Then I stamped the pumpkin center image and border separately onto Neenah Natural White cardstock and colored it with these Copic markers and Gold Spica glitter pen:


The image was die cut as follows: The center was cut with the middle die in the large set of Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities and the border was cut with the largest of the small set of Classic Oval Nestabilities. The green scalloped base was cut with the largest die in the small set of Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities. The center image was popped up on foam tape and a hole punched so the tag could be tied to the small pumpkin.


Pumpkin & Tag Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers & Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval & Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities dies, paper mache pumpkins, acrylic paints, Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze dimensional liquid adhesive, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter-Fire Opal, ribbon


I also created a Fall/ Thanksgiving card with this image, using the same steps as above. I layered the pumpkin image onto a Spellbinders Labels Four die cut and then added the image with foam tape to my card base made from some pretty Autumn papers by Making Memories. Hopefully you can see what a pretty accent the sparkle of the Copic Spica glitter pen adds to the pumpkin & leaf image here:


I think this Autumn Blessings set is very versatile -- making some wonderful three dimensional home accent projects, as well as cards and even scrapbook pages!

Card Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive, Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers, Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval, Scalloped Classic Oval & Labels Four Nestabilities dies, Fiskars All-A-Fleur embossing border punch, foam tape, sewing machine

To see another gorgeous card made using this Autmn Blessings visit Debbie's post - Autumn Blessings Apple Basket.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Monday, October 19, 2009

Congratulations to the 2 Sketches 4 You WInner

Congratulation to Tammy from Dream, Create & Share - She is the winner of the 2 Sketches $ You challenge this week.

This is her beautiful Card for this weeks sketch. Tammy has won $100 of JustRite Product!!

To see the Fab Five winners visit the 2 Sketches 4 You blog to see the great card designs. Kazan and Laura also just sent out a Design Team call which you can read here.

Here are some of the great cards that our design team created using Kazan's very cool sketch:

Sharon Johnson created this Fun Personalized Christmas tag, using A Merry Little Christmas, Holiday Demi Phrases, 2" stamper with 15 point font.

Becca used the Something Sweet set to create this exquisite card.

Michelle Wooderson used the Favorite Occasion Set to design this sweet birthday card. Don't forget that this set has stamps for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

JustRite is Sponsoring the 2 Sketches 4 You - Sketch Challenge This Week

Good Morning Everyone. This week JustRite Stampers is sponsoring the 2 Sketches for You Card Challenge.

Kazan has designed this fun sketch that you can play along with- Sketch 37.

This week JustRite Stamps is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to the winner of Card of the Week!

Here's how to enter:

Go to the 2 Sketches 4 You Blog and provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread using Mr. Linky
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday October 17th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
• Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme. You may enter as many times as you like and only need to do a card based on Laura's sketch to qualify for the prize.
• The winning card will be announced on the 2 Sketches 4 You Blog as the Card of the Week on Sunday, October 18th at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

You do not need to use JustRite Stamps to enter the Challenge, but of course we would love to see what you could create using our stamps!!

To get your juices flowing here is a Sneak Peak at one of the card's from the 2 Sketches for You design team:

To see what the rest of the 2 Sketches for you designed team created visit the 2 Sketches 4 You blog.

For all the details on how Sankari Wegman designed her beautiful card for this sketch using our 3 1/4" Wooden Stamper and the coordinating the Old Fashioned Christmas Stamp Set visit her blog- Sankari's Sunshine.

Our Design Team will be uploading projects using the sketch through out the week. Today you can check out Michelle Kovack's interpertation of the Sketch by clicking here

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".