Jul 16 2009

Just Rite Blog Hop

This Blog Hop officially begins at 11 a.m. Thursday (today).  I had to post early, so though you can see my creations, the links won’t go to live posts for the other DT members until 11 a.m., so please check back in then and start hopping along!

Today I am offering a sneak peek at one of the many new Christmas sets JustRite will soon have available for this Christmas season.  This set is called Christmas Treasures, available for purchase August 22,  and though it has 4 centers and 4 borders, I’m only using 2 centers on my projects today.  This set fits the large 3 1/4″ Wood Stamper. (All links will be at the end of this post).  I loved that large round stamper last Christmas season and I can see I’m going to get even more use out of it this year!!!

Well, I had new Christmas stamps to play with, but no new holiday paper, so in going through my supply of older Christmas papers, I was amazed at how much I had.  I feel I really do need to use up some older papers to make room for the new, so I’ve made envelopes to match each card for today, a great use of DP’s if you’re looking to reduce your stash!  Additionally in planning for my cards today, I wanted to show you some cards that would be relatively quick and easy to reproduce.  We all make so many cards at Christmas, we need the quick and simple, right?  Well, I do anyway!  Here’s my first:


What a beautiful image portraying the true meaning of Christmas.  My background is Cuttlebug embossed and to create this rich, aged look, I ran a Versa Mark pad across the embossing, then I brushed on some Perfect Pearls, removing the excess with a Swiffer cloth, and I then sprayed it with Krylon Workable Fixatif to set the powder and keep it from rubbing off. It creates the look of an expensive embossed paper, and it only took minutes!  The envelope was made with the coordinating SU Prints DP using the Envelope-It Template.


Here’s a better look at the image. So perfect for Christmas!  I colored the earth with Copics (E31 and YG95) and there is glitter sparkling on all the stars.  The ribbon treatment was easy on this card as well.  A strip of ribbon is just around the panel and then a separate length was run under the ribbon and tied into a bow, shirring the ribbon underneath – I like that look of shirred ribbon.

This next version is even quicker to mass produce, using DP rather than an embossed background sheet.


Sticking with my theme of cards that are easy to mass produce, and using the same simple layout,  I made my ornament hanging on a ribbon by simply stamping my sentiment from Christmas Treasures by JustRite and then cutting with  the Labels One Nestability by Spellbinders on the diagonal. The ornament topper is made with the SU Round Tab Punch.  Once folded, I just cut off those curled up ends to straighten the sides.  The edges of the ornament are done with a gold pen and the topper is covered with glitter.  The envelope, made with the Envelope-It template, is done with the same DP and I added the simple glittery stripes to give it some pizzazz.  I just adhered down 2 strips of red sticky tape, peeled off  the  protective covering and sprinkled with glitter — perfect stripes!!!

Today’s cards used the same layout, with slight variation, giving 2 totally different looks. Christmas Treasures will be a fun set for sure!  Next time I’ll add some borders!  Watch for it on the JustRite Blog in August.  It will be available to order on August 22.  I love this set because it offers a nice variety of images — something to suit any type of Christmas card you may need.  And remember, Christmas Treasures fits the 3 1/4″ Circle Stamper — a size I LOVE!!! 

As I said, I am posting a bit early.  The JustRite Blog Hop officially begins at 11:00 a.m. Thursday (today), and that’s when all these links will take you to some GREAT JustRite projects to inspire you!!!!  Be sure to stop back in and check out all the projects!

Editing:  I must apologize — I see the links are rather messed up — some work properly and some will bring you to the blog on the person below where you are clicking.  I am so sorry.  I am out the door in minutes for a little vacation with no time to correct this.  I’m so sorry.  But at least one click will get you started!

Barb Schram
Becca Feeken
Debbie Olson

Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Kellie Fortin

Lauren Meader
Lisa Somerville
Michele Kovack
Michelle Wooderson
Sharon Harnist

Sharon Johnson – that’s me
Taylor Van Bruggen
JustRite Blog


Stamps:  Christmas Treasures by JustRite, used on the 3 1/4″ Round Wood Stamper

Paper:  PTI White, SU Black, River Rock, River Rock DP, Ski Slope DP

Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, Sandford Gold Pen, SU River Rock, Copics in E31, YG95

Accessories:  Black Silk Ribbon, Petite Circle and Labels One Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Round Tab Punch, Envelope-It, Cuttlebug and Textile Embossing Folder, Glue Glider, SU Dimensionals, Carpet Tape, Red Sticky Tape, Glue Pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds, unknown Gold Glitter, Perfect Pearls, Swiffer Cloth, Krylon Workable Fixatif


JustRite Stampers for the 3 1/4″ Round Wood Stamper and Christmas Treasures available on August 22, as well as all the JustRite products 

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for 100% Silk May Arts Ribbon, Envelope-It by Scor-It, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Scor-It Score Boards, Perfect Pearls by Ranger


And don’t miss the NEXT Just Rite Blog Hop coming on August 17, showcasing ALL the new JustRite Christmas products!  It’ll be a fun one!!!


Thank you so much everyone for stopping in today!  Make sure you check back at 11:00 to check out all the fabulous projects on the JustRite DT links above!  I’m leaving now for a bit of a vacation, but our Stamp Simply Challenge will pop up tonight as usual!

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Just Rite Blog Hop”

  1. Norine says:

    these cards are so pretty & elegant

  2. Monika/buzsy says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the great images and backgrounds… TFS!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Gorgeous cards Sharon, love the Perfect Pearls shimmer on the first one!

  4. Nancy says:

    OMG they are stunning. Another must have. I love the ribbon. Very elegant

  5. Ella says:

    How cool are these? Love the blog!

  6. lisa808 says:

    Very elegant cards.

  7. barb schram says:

    What gorgeous cards, Sharon! Every detail perfectly executed! Take good care!

  8. joy says:

    What beautiful cards. These are fabulous examples of what we can do with the right materials! Thank you for sharing.

  9. kathy Smullen says:

    Gorgeous cards – if only everyone lived by the first sentiment we would all be ok.- they look so elegant congrats – kathy s

  10. Rose Ann says:

    Your Christmas cards are so elegant and beautiful, Sharon!!

  11. Loved the Christmas card, although I hate that we are into that already, it’s still July! And I just this week got my very first Just Rite stamp set, the large circle one! I’m ready!

  12. You are the Queen of the elegant card Sharon!!! These are no exception!!! I just love how you created these – beautiful showcase of the stamps, beautiful design, colours and of course ribbons!!!!

  13. Gorgeous!!! I love both of your cards! They are both so elegant–I love the bow, perfect pearls, DP and sparkle! Beautiful Designs!!

  14. Carolyn King says:

    wow…gorgeous Sharon!

  15. Kathy V. says:

    Oh my! These are beautiful. They look complex and elegant, but their not too hard to duplicate! Love that! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Jodie Turner says:

    Stunning cards, your cards stand out from the rest. I love your big bows.
    Thanks for the inspiration

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