Saturday, July 30, 2022

Just Us Girls #643 - Wild Card Week

 Hi friends!  It's Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls.  This means the hostess can choose any challenge she desires.  Ina is this week's hostess, and she chose to have us CASE a designer.  Love this challenge!

I love Jennifer McGuire's cards, so I chose to CASE one of her recent ones.  This is the one I CASED.  It what she called a Unique Shaker Card.  I'll explain below.

What is unique about this shaker is that inside the shaker is a stacked die cut that the shaker bits have to go around instead of just falling to the bottom immediately.  I started by using Pink Fresh's washi tape and coordinating die.  I attached the washi tape to a piece of card stock and die cut it.  I set the other pieces aside.  I die cut it again four more times from white card stock and stacked those blank ones together.  I also die cut the scalloped frame four times from white card stock and once from gold card stock.  I stacked the white ones together.  Before adhering the stacked frame to the card base, I inked it with pink and marigold inks.  I adhered the stacked frame and die cut to the card base and added sequins, crystals, and hearts then adhered a piece of acetate cut to size.  The gold frame was adhered on top as well as the washi die cut.  The sentiment is also from Pink Fresh.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest this month, Fran Wing, on the JUGs blog.  This is her last week with us, and I'd like to thank her for the beautiful cards she shared with us this month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, gold, acetate
Ink:  Sparking rose, bubble gum, marigold (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle scallop frame die (MFT), Whimsical Blooms washi and dies (Pink Fresh), Foiled Sentiments 3 (Pink Fresh), sequins, crystals, stars

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Just Us Girls #642 - Photo Week

 Hello friends!  Sue chose this fabulous photo for the Just Us Girls Photo Week Challenge.  Lots of inspiration to pull from!

I immediately thought of this stencil set from Pink Fresh.  The vines hanging down looked similar to the one in the photo.  This took me about 15 minutes to create which was great because my craft room is upstairs and I don't have a/c up there!  It was hot!  I chose three different shades of green and yellow and blue for the flowers.  After stenciling, I die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and stamped the sentiment.  I mounted it onto a green panel and added crystals.  Easy peasy!

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Choose Hope (PFS)
Paper:  White, green
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, sunshine, seaside, fresh pear, key lime, olive
Accessories:  Hanging Garden stencil (PFS), stitched rectangle (MFT), crystals

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Just Us Girls #641 - Color Week

 Hello!   Cecile has chosen a very pretty color palette for the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge.

First of all, this card is so much prettier in person.  I just couldn't capture it on camera.  I needed a wedding card for today and this was the perfect color combo.  I started by hot foiling the flower and sentiment, then die cut them with coordinating dies.  I used some coral ink for the flowers and a bit of green for the leaves.  That took care of the gold and the coral.  For the light gray, I used fog card stock and ran it through an embossing folder.  I mounted that panel onto a gold panel.  The flower and sentiment were die cut two more times for dimension.  I added coral crystals for that final shine.  The corners were rounded as well.

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our July guest on the JUGs blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper:  White, gold, fog
Ink:  Coral reef, fresh pear
Accessories:  Magnolia Bouquet hot foil & die, Elegant Occasions hot foil & die (Spellbinders), Dainty Diamonds embossing folder (SU), corner rounder, crystals

Monday, July 11, 2022

Just Us Girls #640 - Trend Week

Hi friends!  This week it’s Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and Carol Mc. Chose a fun one…rocker cards. 

I had never heard of this before, so I looked on Pinterest for inspiration. There are a lot of them!  I can’t believe I never heard of these!  I started by pulling out the largest scalloped circle I could find and die cut a white circle and folded it in half. Then I die cut a smaller circle from rainbow pattern paper and cut it in half.  That was adhered to the scallop circle. Then I stamped the butterfly and used the coordinating stencil to add a rainbow of inks. I adhered the bottom part of the butterfly to the rocker part. For some shimmer, I added crystals and shimmer to the butterfly.  I had a limited amount of space, and the small “hi” sentiment fit perfectly. 

Stamps:  Spread Your Wings (Waffle Flower), Perfect Sentiments (Pink Fresh)
Paper:  White, rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, raspberry bliss, sunshine, summer shower
Accessories:  Spread Your Wings die and stencil (WF), circle and scallop dies (Spellbinders), crystals, shimmer

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Just Us Girls #639 - Word Week

 Hello!  It's Word Week at Just Us Girls and Nancy chose MAMMALS.

I love foxes.  I think they are such a pretty animal.  I started by using a cloud and grassy edge stencil for the background.  Then I colored the elements with copic markers and die cut them.  I added some white accents (I don't do that very well, I have to admit!) and crystals.  That panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle and mounted onto a blue mat.  There's shimmer on all the die cuts too. 

You can see more from the JUGs design team and our new guest for July, Fran, on the JUGs blog.  Welcome to JUGs for this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Woodland Friends (Gina K)
Paper:  White, blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx black, sky blue, grassy knoll
Accessories:  Woodland Friends dies (Gina K), stitched rectangle (MFT), mini cloud die (MFT), grassy edge (SSS), crystals, shimmer


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