Category Archives: JustRight

The Bells of Christmas

So, it’s almost mid November and the holiday season is in full swing.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner with Christmas soon behind.  I hope your days are filled with the goodness this time of year brings.  Here is another Christmas card for you.

The bells of christmas

The image – the Bells of Christmas – is from Justrite and was colored with copic markers.  Now to get the image framed with red and white here is what I did.  I stamped the image on paper, scanned it and brought it into my silhouette software.  Then I used the trace feature in silhouette for the frame.  The red portion used the trace and offset feature in silhouette to allow for a little space in between the image edges.  Then, I made a copy of that trace and did another offset to use on the white piece.  Once I cut the white cardstock I embossed it with an embossing folder.  The poinsettia  on the front is a silhouette file and the greenery is a Martha Stewart punch.

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Birds and Vine with JustRite stamper

This card took about ten minutes to put together – I love it when that happens! 

I used the background from BIrds and VIne for all the panels and the JustRite Special Occasions Monogram Stamper kit for the sentiment.  The stamper kit comes with fonts and three interchangeable borders and centers with “Best Wishes” shown here.   Both are available at Flourishes.  Nestabilities classic circle dies were the right size to cut out the sentiments.

  • Stamps:  Birds and Vine from Flourishes, Sentiment and Border from JustRite
  • Paper:  White, Kiwi, and Baja
  • Ink:  Kiwi and Versamark
  • Other:  Nestabilities circle dies

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One page down, so many to go..

I’m not much of a scrapbooker – it takes me forever to do the simplest page, but this one photo of my grandparents, The Columbani’s,  kept popping up in my mind and I finally decided this weekend was the time I would do something with it.

The theme needed to be vintage and my papers are miscellaneous sheets from my stash, chosen for their colors.  Once the basic layout was set up I embellished using photo corners rubbed with gold metallic added a chocolate satin ribbon and used the Special Occasion Monogram Stamper Kit  for all the stamping and lettering.    The photo was taken in northern Italy around the 1910’s.

The Special Occasions kit comes with three interchangeable borders and centers, one 95 pt font and two 50 pt fonts with numbers, symbols and flourishes.  Here’s a close up of one of the border and centers, along with a look at the font with one of the flourish elements.

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JustRite, Mica Powder, and Bind-it-all!

Three things in one project – how is that for good planning!   My goal today was to combine my entry for the JustRite Stampin Champion contest (details here), with a project for a polished pigment mica powder tutorial that I am working.  Oh, and I bought a Bind-it-all about two months ago that I’ve never used, so it was time to put that machine to work!!

Let me say how much I love all three products.  All are easy to use and provide the papercrafter a wide range of creative possibilities.  First, I had to figure out how to use the Bind-it-all, as it was still in the box!  I watched the little video, checked out their website, and did a couple of test punches – all very easy!

Next, was to make the journal covers.  This process is pretty much foolproof –  it involves polished pigment powders, simple solution #2, watercolor paper, foam brushes, a spray bottle and LOTS of paper towels!  I’m working on a tutorial on how these covers were made, and other projects with the pigment powders, so you’ll have to stay tuned for those details!  I will say that the camera does not do the vibrant colors justice, nor does it show the pretty shimmery look the pigments provide.

Once the covers were assembled, the stamping took no time at all!  I stamped the flourishes, which are from the Wedding Essentials set from Flourishes on the cover and the words “Journal” and “2008”, which are from the new Brayton Font from Justrite  on leftover scraps from the journal covers.  Both are stamped with chocolate chip ink.

I hope you like this project, and when I finish the polished pigment tutorial, I will post a link to it!

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JustRite Monogramer

This easy card uses the latest tool in my stamping toolbox – a JustRite stamper!  Have you seen this great new product?  It’s a fast and easy way to do monograms, initials and short words, and uses a unique mounting system that is the perfect blend of unmounted stamps and wooden mounts – without using any cling foam, double stick tape or any adhesive.  Both unmounted stamps and the wood mount have “grooves” on the back that match up with each other – so the stamp and mount just click in place.  And if you are doing a big project where you have many impressions to stamp, they also have a device that allows you to ink and stamp in one step – something like those self inking tools, only MUCH better since the stamps and inks can be changed.  Flourishes is carrying many of the JustRite products and you can find a direct link HERE.

You can also find more information about this product on the Flourishes Newsletter.

Now for the card – it was oh so easy!!  I started with white shimmery card stock, then added these beautiful new Basic Grey papers from the Sultry line, just layering some of the solid colors with the print paper.  I use the Special Occasions Monogram Kit to stamp both the border and letters.  The ribbon is actually sheer red ribbon, but its sheer quality looks pink both in the photo and IRL.  Flourishes carries this Basic Grey paper and the sheer ribbons as well.