Outdoor Fun Blog Hop

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This month’s theme is Outdoor Fun. I'm so happy you're hoppin' along!

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With our Theme Outdoor Fun, I think of so many things. 
I created 3 different projects that include no stamping, 1 layer card and then a multi-layered card.

Using the Treat Box and the Rich Sorbet Printed Paper as well as some Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon, I wrapped up a little gift box of cookies, chocolate chip.. (Yum)
You can give it as is or include a cute little tag or create a coordinating card.

So that is what  I did.. Using the Flock Together Bloom Benefit and the Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels and the Rich Sorbet Printed Paper.. I cut the 8.5x11 Dark Roast Card stock in half 
then used the rich sorbet printed paper
another piece of Dark Roast
stamped the feathers in Clear Pigment ink onto Whip Cream Cardstock 
and tore the edge to give it a little dimension
I then used the sponge and used the purple, yellow and green pan pastels.

To finish the front of the card,  I wrapped some journey thread around the image and popped it off of the card. Inside I cut a piece of whip cream cardstock to 4 x5.25 and then tore the bottom portion of the card.. I left it blank so I could stamp a sentiment or write in it later.

Doesn't this make a cute gift set?

Using a Fine Tipped Pen I sketched the lines around the card, then using the Tool Punch and the Oval I punched the oval window out of the card. I inked up the Pretty Birds ATS and stamped the bird as if she was sitting on the oval. I then used the sentiment from the ATS Pocket Pup and stamped it inside the window..



Heather  (ME)

Rich Sorbet Printed Paper

Rich Sorbet Pan Pastels
ATS Pocket Pup
ATS Pretty Birds
ATS  Flock Together - Bloom Benefit
Treat Box
Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon
Clear Pigment Ink
Black Licorice
Journey Thread - Natural



Throwback Thursday

If you’ve taken a peek through our 2016-2017 Inspiration Book & Catalog, you may have noticed we’ve brought back a few favorite items you may have seen this past Spring. Here’s a fun #ThrowbackThursday project for your creative crafting inspiration.

Craft and play with multiple Journey colors and steel rule dies to create this Hooray Treat Bag.
We just love these Spring Treat Bags. They are bright colorful and fun addition to any party.
Make your Hooray Treat Bag bloom. Use the SummerBouquet Steel Rule Die for the flowers. They look great in Sweet Berry Cardstock to compliment the Treat Bag. The Black & White Buttons make adorable flower centers for this project.

Create a fun tag for your Hooray Treat Bag with the Tag Set Steel Rule Die, and connect it with Journey Satin Ribbon and Journey Thread. Use the tag as the base for your sentiments.

Our SweetText Bubbles Die Set let you add these sentiments in big bold bubbles. Cut out each in a different Journey color to truly make this Treat Bag a rainbow of color. Tip: Use lighter colors for bubbles against a dark color tag to allow the Sweet Text to really stand out and be legible.

You Brighten My Day

Let your paper crafts be the bright light in someone’s day. Share this uplifting sentiment with that special motivator in your life. Yes, there’s a stamp for that too! Our new Brightest Love Stamp & Die Set is perfect for any encouragement card. Note – a discounted bundle is available for these items. Turn on the light! Stamp this image in Summer Days Ink against our Whip Cream Cardstock. It’s the perfect brightness effect.

Then let it shine brighter against a backdrop of BlackLicorice Cardstock, and another layer of Summer Days. The Whip Cream Cardstockbase creates a perfect simple border to ensure your images shines out. Finish your creation with a splash of Journey Silver Silk and a bit of Black LicoriceJourney Twine. As you gift this You Brighten My Day Card you’ll uplift many spirits along the way.

Coloring Craze

Yes, good shoes take you good places! And our top-quality crafting products can help you make amazing. Use our new Journey Color Burst and Journey Color Splash pencils for your next project. Join the color craze and grab your tins!
These pencils are so much fun. Our Journey Color Burst pencils are wax pencils with an oil base that create a soft creamy look. The Journey Color Splash, our watercolor pencils have a rich pigment. Both pencil tins are based on our Journey color families.
Yesterday, Richard Garay posted a live video demonstrating these fun new tools. If you missed it, visit our Facebook page to watch him create this super cute Thanksgiving project. Quick tip: blend the Journey Color Burst with a touch of baby oil and use the Journey Color Splash with our blending brush.

Play with color! Your options are endless. Use them to create Slice of Life inspired projects, or an encouraging adventure card like this Good Shoes Card.

Color in your entire background with Journey Color Splash pencils like the Thankful For Card above, or use them to lightly add a touch of color like this Good Shoes Card. With these pencils you can add colorful detail to the new Traveling Shoes Stamp.  

The possibilities are truly endless. Join the color craze now and show us your projects #fsjcolor Facebook @FunStampersJourney Instagram @FSJourney

August Bloom Box: Great Outdoors

Let’s talk Bloom Box! I am so excited to share this month’s exclusive stamp set Great Outdoors. These stamp images are very trendy in today’s industry. Richard designed this stamp set to be more than just Great Outdoors. From nature-themed to cute and artsy, these stamp images are so versatile. You are sure to make amazing with them. 
Use it to create the four featured nature cards in your kit. The animal images look amazing with our Mother Nature color family and Mother Nature Prints Paper Pack. In every Bloom Box, we send you pre-cut elements and super cute embellishments to create these cards with ease. Decorate with Journey Twine and a Wooden Accents. 

The best thing about Bloom Box, after you create the four cards you have a great new rubber stamp set to use for future projects. Play with it. Discover how super cute these Great Outdoors images look in Outrageous Pink. Mix up the sentiment. Dare to Go Wild with inspiration. And of course, use a little splash of Journey Silk! 

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