ABC’s Blog Hop ~ J

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “J”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “J” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LINDA’S Blog ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY  then you’re on the right track!

When I was thinking of what I was going to focus on as my letter “J”  the first thing that popped into my mind was Close to My Hearts Jute ribbon.  I had just used it recently for the first time, so I wanted to play with it again.  I also was thinking about colors to use and since Juniper is a “J”, I would coordinate with it.  Here is the card I created using this months wonderful stamp of the Month.


You're Got a FriendFor this card I used my pigment inks as they can be applied with sponge daubers to specific areas of your stamp so you can ink with different colors and stamp just once.  I also discovered you can use a Q-tip to apply the pigment ink to smaller details which will work great particularly if you don’t have sponge daubers.  This is how I achieved the two colors on my stamped image; I did go back over the inner part of the leaf with the Q-tip I was using to color in the leaf.  I used my silhouette to cut out the apples; I added a  little more interest by useng a Copic marker to color the stem.  Another tip I have for you is when you are working with the Jute Ribbon it does tend to unravel on the ends.  To stop this just apply some Liquid Glass in a strip about 1/4 inch or so at the end and then where you plan to cut.  This strip will be perpendicular to the ribbon.  By doing this it will help keep the ends in tact and keep them from unraveling.  I will then go back and cut through the 1/4 inch strip in the middle just before it completely hardens.

Be sure to take advantage of this May’s adorable Stamp of the Month, with any qualifiying $50 order you can purchase this stamp set for only $5!!!  This is a $17.95 stamp set you will get for only $5.

May 2014 SOTM

For this card I used the following products:

  • Skylark paper pack X7177B
  • Kraft cardstock Z1375
  • Juniper cardstock  X5752
  • Cranberry cardstock 1272
  • Colonial White cardstock 1388
  • Jute Ribbon Z1867
  • Aqua dots Z1853
  • Brown Copic marker
  • Juniper Pigment ink Z2500
  • Cranberry Pigment ink 2501

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JENNY GILBERT ~ Jen’s Creative Classroom, I am sure she has created something spectacular so hop on over.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!



  1. awesome card – love it 🙂

  2. Cute card- love all those extra apples at the bottom

  3. Love your card! I love the colors and embelishments.

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