Welcome to my stop on JustRite Stampers' Mega Font Hop, day one! I am so thrilled to be a part of this fabulous parade of JustRite projects and ideas! The focus of this hop is on FONTS. There are so many things you can do with the various styles and sizes of JustRite fonts--the possibilities are endless!
JustRite is celebrating their Mega Font Hop (a 2 Day Event with 54 designers) in style with a Super7 Day Font Sale. Take 30% off all JustRite font sets and the Horizontal and Vertical Font Stampers. The sale begins September 17th and ends September 24th.
For my first project today, I decided to make myself a set of little Autumn-themed monogrammed note cards. I love fall and I rarely make anything just for me, but these are now sitting on my desk, making me smile every time I look at them. For this project I used a sweet little wooden "bag" I got at Michaels for $1.00--can't beat that, LOL--that I covered inside and out with paper and dressed up! I used the Special Occasion Uppercase and Brayton Uppercase font sets, the 2 1/4" x 3 1/16" Oval Wood Stamper, the Horizontal Wood Stamper, and the Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers.
To get my monogram in the center of the smaller leaf border for the cards, I masked off the center sentiment with Eclipse masking tape, inked it up, removed the tape, and stamped. I know I could have cut the center out of my stamp--I've seen this done before--but I just COULD NOT bring myself to do it! So this was a good compromise. I colored the leaves in both borders with Copic markers.
Then I stamped my monogram in the center, using the horizontal stamping block and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it lined up properly. I used the same method to stamp the sentiment inside the card, and I decided on just a simple monogram for the envelope flap. I made 4 little cards and envelopes (I found a tutorial here, but I went one step further and lined my envelopes with patterned paper) and they fit perfectly in this little "bag".
I couldn't resist doing a little Christmas project, too. I love non-traditional Christmas colors, especially pastels. Last year I did some projects for my living room with this Christmas Shimmer Paper collection by Heidi Grace so I decided to do something to match them. I also love candles, so I dressed up a Yankee Candle jar candle.
For this project I used a border from Christmas Joy Borders & Centers Oval 1-3/4” x 2-5/16” the 1-3/4 x 2-5/16" Wood Stamper and the Brayton Uppercase font set. I again masked off part of the border image and added the center sentiment letters before stamping and coloring the holly with Copic markers. I also added a little shimmer with a Sakura glitter pen. I love the vintage look and tried to replicate that on this project by adding a big ole ribbon and bow and some buttons.
The top looked pretty bare, so I dressed it up a little with some Heidi Grace glittered holly leaves and more buttons to serve as berries. I think this candle will look very festive in my living room this year!
There is Mystery Blog Candy being given away during the Two Day Just Rite Font Blog Hop!!! Why is it a Mystery? Well, there will be 3 blog candy giveaways on each day and you can only win by leaving a comment on the right blog! The real surprise is you won't know which blog has the candy.....even the designer doesn't know! So as you visit each of the 54 designers over the two day event take time to leave a comment.....who knows, the lucky winner may be you!!!!! You have until Sunday at noon to leave a comment for your chance to win. Then check back at the JustRite Blog on Sunday evening to find out who won!!!! Enjoy the Hop.
Now check out these fabulous day one designers!! And start at the Just Rite blog tomorrow for the day two list!
I'm so glad you dropped in today!
~Fall Project Recipe~
Stamps: Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers (JustRite)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Autumn Abundance (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Classic Oval, Classic Scalloped Oval, Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities dies; 3M foam squares, ribbon, wooden "bag" (craft store); Copic markers; glue stick
~Christmas Project Recipe~
Stamps: Brayton Uppercase Font, Christmas Joy Borders and Centers, Oval (JustRite)
Paper: Sage Shadow, Regal Rose, Whisper White (SU!); Christmas Words Shimmer paper (Heidi Grace)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilites Oval dies; Perle cotton, 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Copic markers; Vintage buttons (PTI); glitter leaves (Heidi Grace); Sakura glitter pen