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Just Add Ink #340…Just Add a Gift Tag

The new Just Add Ink Challenge is here…..Just Add…..Gift Tags, is Challenge # 340.
Although there are not many weeks left of 2016, this is such a fabulous time of year to get to your craft table or room and create.  And this weeks Challenge is perfect for creating …. because Just Add Gift Tags allows you to create small unique pieces of art with loads of Bling and Glitter and Ribbon and…..you name it!
I added my  Gift Tag to a card.  Here it is:
 I used Gold Foil Card to make the Ornament – and all I can say about that is…..it’s really really hard to photograph!!  But the card was quick and easy to put together and would work just as well as a tag only.
So – go to Just Add Ink to get some further ideas – you will see by the gift tags the design team have created the ideas are endless.   They have made some beauties.  Have fun with this Challenge and remember to share your projects with us.

December 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm 4 comments

JAI # 210 Just Add Easter bags, boxes and baskets

The first Term at School is nearly done, the Hot Cross Buns have been in the shops since Boxing Day and the supermarkets are full of wall to wall Chocolate Eggs – so that must mean a sneaky Bunny is about to go hopping through town – leaving hidden treats everywhere!  And when the bunny does arrive, we at Just Add Ink will be ready with our Just Add Easter bags, boxes and baskets……..hee hee hee!!

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I made a box and matching card.  I used strips of paper to make the decorated panel for my egg shape.  The little chicks were made with the Bird Punch.

Visit Just Add Ink to see more Easter boxes and baskets. 

 

April 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm 4 comments

Just Add Ink # 151 – A Shape

The week is almost over – as is January!  and that means it’s time for another Just Add Ink challenge.   

This week’s challenge (and great idea) was suggested by the lovely Tina Gillespie.  It is to:   Just Add….a Shaped Card!

So that means any shape you would like, whether it be using dies, a pre-cut shaped card, templates or even your own design! 

This week it was my girlfriends birthday – she loves Roses – so I was thinking I would make an Easel card shaped like I Rose.  Here it is:

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My friend also likes sparkly things – so I added a few Rhinestones and also spritz it with Shimmer Paint.

Here is a side view:
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Inside I added some little flowers that also helped to hold the Easel open. DSC00079

Follow this link to see the other fabulous Shaped cards that the Design Team have come up – they are truly amazing.

January 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm 5 comments

JAI # 149 Big Shot Blog Hop

Hello – Happy New Year everyone – Welcome to 2013!! 

Can you believe it’s the middle of January already?  And this is my first post for the Year.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas / Holiday break and are looking forward to a year full of exciting crafty projects and challenges.

As for me – I have hardly been in my craft room at all over the last few weeks.  I really only ventured in there to do some much-needed cleaning and organizing.  But now it’s time to get back into it all.  And to start off we (at JAI) have a Blog Hop for you.

Many of you would have experienced a Blog Hop before – but if you haven’t here’s how it works…..There are 13 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and 12 of our Design Team members).  The hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along, is click the link at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! 

So here we go…….Just Add – Big Shot Blog Hop.

The Big Shot has opened up a whole new world for me and my projects.  These days I just don’t know how I managed without it.  It is now rare for me to make a project without using the Big Shot in some way.  From Die Cutting to Embossing – the Big Shot is well used around here.

For this project I decided to die cut some Flowers out of Fabric and then use them on a few projects.  I used the Comfort Cafe Fabrics and the Fun Flowers Bigs Die.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I put them together using an Antique Brad (which I love by the way) and then stuck them with some leaves onto a little fabric bag.  I spritz the bag with a Shimmer Paint solution to give it a bit of sparkle.DSC00060

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Then to get this ready for giving I decided to make a card too.  I used Card stock that matched the colors in the fabric.  Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White.DSC00064   DSC00066

You can see that this card features other elements made with the Big Shot – the Labels Collection Framelits and the Chevron Embossing Folder. 

The Big Shot is such a versatile machine – and I’m sure this Blog Hop will provide you with heaps of ideas.  Now it’s time for you to move onto the next wonderful JAI Design Team Member – Jodene who has another awesome Big Shot project for you.    Follow this link to Jodene’s Blog.

Or Click on this Big Shot
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January 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm 11 comments

Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

Way back in July I made a Card and some Luminaries for the Just Add Winter Challenge (JAI # 125). I had several people ask me about how I made them so I have put together this tutorial for you.

They are quick and easy to make, are great for decorating tables, mantles and also make cute little personalized gifts. 
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The steps I used to make these luminaries and my dimensions are as follows……

Step 1
I started with 1 piece of Night of Navy card stock that makes the base of the luminary and a piece of Vellum that makes the sides.
My dimensions are as follows:
1 – 3“ x 3” . I scored this at ½” on each side.
1 – 4” x 8.5” – score this at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”’s

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Step 2
Cut slits into each side of the Night of Navy card stock and crease to make your box shape. Using sticky strip put the box together.DSC09990 (3).DSC09991 (3)DSC00011 (2) DSC00012 (2)

Step 3
Stamp your Vellum. I have used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Night of Navy Ink.  But they can be stamped to suit the occasion you are making them for.DSC09994

Step 4
Fold and crease your vellum along the score lines – so it makes the outside box shape.  Run some sticky strip down the ½” section – this goes on what will be the outside of the luminary (but don’t stick it together yet).DSC00018

Step 5
Run a strip of sticky strip around the outside edge of the luminary base.

Starting with the ½” section of the vellum, stick the vellum around the base.
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Step 6
Remove the sticky strip from the side of the vellum and stick the vellum wall together.DSC09999  
 
Your luminary is now complete and you can decorate it with ribbon (which also hides your sticky strip at the bottom and add a small embellishment if you wish.

I use the battery operated tea lights in mine – which are very safe.

To see others that my Card Class Ladies and I have made follow this link.

December 28, 2012 at 10:37 am 6 comments

Pearls – Birthday Card

Gee – the week has gone fast.  It’s nearly time for another Just Add Ink Challenge……but before then I wanted to share this Birthday Card with you – that I got from my sister – Nadine.

When Nadine saw that the Just Add Ink Challenge this week is – Just Add Pearls – she said – I know I can enter your Birthday Card ……. but then she realised she had not taken a pic of it.  Ohhh no!

So I have taken the pic and am sharing this for her.  She planned to blog it herself – but has got caught up at work.

The Stamp Set Nadine has used is a Hostess Set called Array of Sunshine – it’s lovely isn’t it.  The colours are Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist.

Very Pretty – Thank you Nadine.

June 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm 5 comments

JAI # 116 – Just Add…..Mothers Day

It’s May – and that means Mother’s Day.  So we at Just Add Ink are celebrating Mum’s by having a Just Add Mothers Day Challenge.  I decided to create a Card and matching Gift for this Challenge.

I managed to get a scented Candle that closely matched my Card stock.  The Colours are Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla.  This stamp set is a retired one and is called Soft Summer.  It’s a lovely 2 step stamping set.

I love creating gifts and cards that match – if you want to have a go to, this is the perfect challenge for it.  Once you have put your ideas together – go to Just Add Ink and upload your challenge.  While your there check out all the other fabulous projects that we have put together for our Mum’s.

May 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm 9 comments

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