Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Hip to be Square Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Release Blog Hop!! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what the JustRite Design Team has created with this months release!!
Just a Reminder that we are celebrating our November Release with a sale.

Great Justrite/ Spellbinder's Video Tip:

Karen Hunsaker, one of Spellbinder's Design Team Members has a great tip on how to perfectly diecut your JustRite images using Spellbinders Dies. She is such a sweetheart because she has a video tutorial to show you exactly how you can get a perfect cut everytime!! It is a great tip and everyone should watch her You Tube Video. You can view it by clicking here. I have also loaded it on the Video Tutorial Section on our sidebar so that you can reference it at a later date. Thank you Karen for sharing your great tip in video format!! Please be sure to leave Karen a little love when you visit her blog. This was her first Video Tutotrial!!

Today on the JustRite blog - I thought that I would share with you some great Christmas Gift Ideas for the super hard to shop for people on your list. The ones that have absolutely everything!!

I started with this gorgeous silver embossed journal which I purchased at Office Max. I fell in love with the copper and silver embossed cover and very cool silver clasp. I decided that it would be the perfect desk accessories to personalize.

I am absolutely in love with the new square borders in the 2" Decorative Monogram Kit, the borders are a variety of widths and are so elegant. To design my project I selected the border from the kit that best coordinated with my journal. I stamped the image with a versamark watermark pad and embossed the image with super fine detail embossing powder from Ranger. I used a copper Krylon leafing pen to edge the stamped image. For my mat I used the Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis Pendant die and die cut it using Foil paper from American Crafts. Then I layered it on black cardstock die cut into a Scalloped Square. Then I accented it with silver metallic pearls from Michael's Recollection Collection.

JB-08345 Decorative 2" Square Monogram Kit
This monogram kit includes a 2" Square Wood Stamper, 4 Square Borders, 95pt uppercase Special Occasions font set (36pcs), 50pt uppercase Spec Occ font set (92pcs), and an uppercase 15pt Spec Occ font set (264pcs)-- that's 392 characters!

For my next project I altered an address book also from Office Max. Here is the address book before I personalized it.

Here is my decorated version:

For this address book I used the JB-08340 Deluxe Monogram Kit- 2" Round
This monogram kit includes a 2" Round Stamper, 4 Borders, 95pt uppercase Times New Roman font set (36 pieces),50pt uppercase TNR font set (92 pieces), and an uppercase 15pt TNR font set (264 pieces)-- that's 392 characters!

Then I embellished an 8 1/2" x 11" notepad with a magnetic glasp. The black edge is magnetic.

Our decorative round 2" border was the perfect design for altering this book. I added Fleur de Lis Red cardstock punches (Martha Stewart Punch) and metallic rhinestones. I also added strips of paper to the black edge of the notebook which in it's original state was just plain black. For an additional accent I attached a metal Fleur De Lis Charm on top of the bottom red cardstock fleur de lis. Here is a photo of the gift set.

These were quick and inexpensive ---don't they look like a million bucks with the custom embellishments!!

Check out what the rest of the team designed:
Barb Schram
Becca Feeken- is having computer issues- but I linked a great Hip to be Square Project that she designed last week!
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Kellie Fortin
Angela Barkhouse
Lauren Meader
Lisa Somerville
Michele Kovack
Michelle Wooderson
Sharon Harnist
Sharon Johnson

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


Lenoria said...

I love the embossed book! That is so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Great christmas gift ideas and love your projects you have made. Really like how you have decorated and embellished them with the new stamp sets, they look so fab. Thank you for sharing. Phyllis M.

Margie Higuchi said...

Love how you took something OK and made it WOW! Thanks for sharing some great gift ideas!

Steph Ackerman said...

Wow that is gorgeous.

Whimcees said...

Two great projects! Love them!

Barbara Diane

Cazzy said...

Fantastic ideas, thanks for the tips.

Cazzy x

lisa808 said...

Beautiful. I especially like the embossed book.

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE that first journal and it looks awesome with the pendant die!!

Christine said...

Your desk accesories are beautiful!!!


Anonymous said...

Everything is just beautiful!! JUST RIGHT!!!

Roberta said...

Everything is just beautiful!! JUST RITE!!!!