Big Shot, Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Scrapbooking

Celebrating 100 Just Add Ink Challenges

Welcome to The Just Add Ink – Just Add Crowns Blog Hop.

 Since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries.

Cards are sent to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter, and to those celebrating their diamond wedding (60th), 65th, 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter.

For many people, receiving a congratulatory card from The Queen to mark a significant birthday or wedding anniversary is a very special part of their celebrations.  Delivery of congratulatory messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message. The card comes in a special envelope, which is delivered through the normal postal channels.

 At Just Add Ink this week, we are Celebrating the milestone of 100 Challenges.   I don’t think we will be getting a Card from the Queen – however instead we have a Just Add Crowns Blog Hop for you.

For this Challenge I decided to put together a Scrapbooking Page.  My inspiration actually came from Sarah’s Fifth Birthday Cake.  It was all Pink with a Tiara on the top.  The Tiara had flashy lights and fluffy feathers round it.

I also used one of Sarah’s Head Bands for inspiration.  The band had broken and I’d asked Sarah if I could use it – I thought I could preserve it for her……. but I was not allowed!!   So I had to make a paper copy of it.   Funny though – after I had finished, I showed Sarah and she said…..”Ohhh I said you could use it”!! 

Anyway, here is my page……I decided on the word Princess as Sarah is a Hebrew word meaning Princess.

You can click this link to see what the Design Team have put together this week – OR you can follow the Blog Hop.  Click here to visit Just Add Ink.

Because its our 100th  Birthday, we are giving away some prizes this week too!!   One prize for the winner of the challenge.  And one for a blog reader/participant who comments on ALL of the Blog Hop stops along the way. When you’ve done that simply email the Just Add Ink hotmail and tell us youve completed commenting on the blog hop….and you will be in the draw to win.

So to continue on the Blog Hop just click on the badge below – you will be forwarded to the wonderful Delys. 
Enjoy!!!

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Fancy Folds Blog Hop – JAI 74

Hi everyone…..welcolme to the Fancy Folds Blog Hop (JAI # 75).  Ohhh, this is so exciting – and I know you are just going to love seeing what all the girls have in store for you this week.

Joy Fold Card

For this Fancy Folds Blog Hop – I decided to do a Joy Fold Card.  I decided on this because, it’s pretty easy to do but quite effective.
The one I have put together for this Blog Hop is quite simple but I just really wanted to show the actual fold / technique. The steps I used to make this card and my dimensions are as follows……

Step One

I started with 2 pieces of Pacific Point card stock that make up the base of my card.
1 – 8 ¾ “ x 4” . I scored this at 5 ¾”
1 – 9” x 3”. I scored this at 4 ½”

The other pieces of card I have cut are the layers for decoration.  You could use one layer for this or DSP if you wish.
My dimensions are as follows:
Bashful Blue
1 – 5 ½” x 3 ¾”
2 – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

Whisper White
1 – 5 ¼” x 3 ½”
2 – 4” x 2 1/2”

Step 2

I layered and stuck the larger Bashful Blue and Whisper White pieces into my large Pacific Point piece. I stamped some Flowers and a Butterfly on the outside flap. These are from the Every Moment Stamp Set.

Step 3

I layered and stuck the Bashful Blue and Whisper White pieces inside my smaller Pacific Point piece. I stamped a Butterfly onto it. This will be the inside of your finished card.

Step 4

 I stamped and coloured some flowers onto the last Whisper White piece. This is the image that is going to be on the front of you finished card.

Step 5
 
I then layered and stuck the remaining Bashful Blue and my Flower piece to the outside of the small Pacific Point bit. This then kinda looks like a little card – that opens the wrong way. (Fold on the right hand side).
Then I put some adhesive on the back of the smaller card and stuck it to the inside centre of the large card. So when opened – it kinda looks like a card with an opening on both sides.

Step 6

Add a bit of ribbon and your done!

I hope you have a go at making a Joy Fold card – let me know if you do.

Now it’s time for you to move onto the next fabulous JAI DT member – Nikki, who has another awesome Fancy Fold for you to try.    Just click on the button below to take you there

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Secret Sister, Swaps, Team Events

Just Add Ink Swap Hop

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Recently the Girls at Just Add Ink got together to participate in a Card Swap.  A Card Swap is where all participants make multiple copies of one card design and send them off to the rest of the group.  What you end up with is a copy of everyone’s cards, but you’ve only had to design one!   We decided on a theme which was to use products from the New 2010 – 2011 Stampin Up Catalogue.

After we had all received our cards we thought it would be a great idea to show them to you…..and what better way to do it – than a Blog Hop.

Here are a few details about our Swap Hop…… there are 14 stops on our  Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 13 Design Team members), but 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 Swap Hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The great part of that is that you can do the Swap Hop whenever you want. 

So – here we go……

The card I put together also has a story – because not only did I make it for the Just Add Ink Card Swap but I also did it as a part of a Swap that I was doing with my sister Nadine.  And I sent it to a couple of Secret Sisters I have around the world too.  This is it……….

This one is the Just Add Ink Card Swap Version.  I have used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist Cards Stock.  The Stamps are Every Moment, Baroque Motifs and the Vintage Vogue Wheel.  The Ribbon is the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso.

The Challenge I had with Nadine was to Create Cards using the layout of the Cards on Page 82 and 83 of the 2008-2009 Stampin Up Catalogue.  Here is the Version I sent Nadine.

So this came from one of the Cards on Page 82.  I used So Saffron and Hemp Twine on this one. 
 
Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  I hope you have fun hopping around the Just Add Ink girls blogs.  To continue on the Just Add Ink Swap Hop – Click on the button below to visit Tania.

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcolme to the first ever Just Add Ink Blog Hop brought to you by our amazing Design Team.

So here’s how it works…..There are 10 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and each of our 9 Design Team members), but 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 blog hop button at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! The cool part of that is that you can do the Blog Hop whenever you want.
 
Each week at Just Add Ink, we host a challenge, and this week we’ve incorporated it into our Blog Hop. So the challenge is for you to Just Add… A Technique From The Blog Hop. Easy! There are 9 fantastic techniques to choose from (with a tutorial to match); the hard part will be making the choice!  Add your entry via Mr Linky on the Just Add Ink blog. 

The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique

Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.

Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball.  Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball.  You can use several colours.

Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card.  It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.

This creates fabulous multi-coloured backgrounds which you can use on your projects.

Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.

Once your Alcohol Ink has dried – polish off any excess ink with a Tissue.  This really makes the image stand out.

I have used both of these pieces for my Card.

Card Assembly

  • Cut out flowers and punch the edges of the strip with the Eyelet Boarder Punch.
  • Stamp the image with Pink Pirouette Ink into the Pink Pirouette Card.  Sponge edges of Pink Pirouette Card with Pink Pirouette Ink.
  • Use the Corner rounder punch to Round the corners of the Pink Pirouette Card.
  • Fold the large Rich Razzleberry card in half.

  • Punch out 3 or 4 Leaves of Kiwi Kiss with the Bird Punch.
  • Attach the Ink Alcohol strip to a strip of Rich Razzleberry Card.  Attach some Rich Razzleberry Ribbon over the Ink Alcohol strip.
  • Adhere Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry Circles together.

  • Adhere Rich Razzleberry/Ink Alcohol strip to Pink Pirouette Card.
  • Attach 3 Old Olive Brads to bottom left corner of card.
  • Adhere Pink Pirouette Card to main Rich Razzleberry Card.
  • Adhere leaves to back of flowers.
  • Using Dimensionals, stick flowers to Circle. 

  • Stamp a sentiment on scrap Whisper White Card with Rich Razzleberry ink. 
  • Punch out using Large Oval and sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Ink.  Also punch a Scalloped Oval in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Use Dimensionals to stick Sentiment Oval to Scalloped Oval. 

  • Use Dimensionals to stick Circle (with flowers on it) to Card.
  • Adhere sentiment to Card.

Here’s my finished card.

So off you go…..join in the Challenge with any of the wonderful Techniques you see while on this Blog Hop.  Have Fun!

Click on this button to continue the Blog Hop with Kirsty

   

or page down to see other cards I have done using the Ink & Alcohol Technique.