Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Open House Projects

Hi All,
I wanted to share with you the projects I put together for my Open House.  Unfortunately, the order I placed with supplies for my Open House Projects did not arrive in time.  So I had to revamp all the ideas I had already sketched out for the Open House.  Over all I am pretty pleased with the way everything turned out considering the crunch time I had.

This treat box was a little box I made up for the guest as a Thank You.  I let the guest fill their box with Dove Chocolates.

For this box I used Rock Candy card Stock.
I used Spellbinders Grand Shapeabilities Square Bracket Edge Box Die (LF-010)
For the topper I used Fun Stampers Journey stamp sets 
SS-0135 Zombies Attack! (Happy Halloween)
SS-0146 Day of The Dead (coffin)

I stamped the images in Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Rock Candy Ink on Whip Cream card stock.  I used a sponge dauber to add color accent in Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion River Stone Ink.

I used the Fun Stampers Journey White Liner Tape to assemble the box.  Also I used the Bloom Tool with the Liner Tape Hook accessory to burnish the tape in place and remove the top liner of the tape.  This makes removing the top liner very quick and easy, something I usually have a problem with.  I used 3 dimension foam squares to attach the images to the top of the box.

This is the first project the guest made for Open House.

The base of the card is Oatmeal Cookie card stock. The Second Layer is Coco Powder card stock.  The second layer was cut using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B.  This layer is embossed using the Spellbinders MBossabilities  EL-015 Bark embossing folder.  The third layer is Butter Cream card stock.  This layer is cut using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B.  The edges of the third layer are inked using a dauber in Fun Stampers Journey True Fusion Coco Powder ink.  The owl is from Fun Stampers Journey AT-0004 Artful Owl.  The owl is stamped once in Fun Stampers Journey True Fusion Coco Powder and again in Fun Stampers Journey True Fusion Hazelnut Blend on scrap Butter Cream card stock.  The Coco Powder Owl was completely cut out.  The head and the wing of the owl in Hazelnut Blend were cut out.  I then used foam dimensionals and popped the head and wing up on the fully cut out owl.    For the leaves I used Spellbinders S4-328 Shapeabilities Foliage, Spellbinders S4-076 Shapeabilities Assorted Leaves, and Spellbinders S5-120 Fall Foliage.  I used the Journey Grand Machine to cut and emboss the leaves, then while the leaves were still in the dies I used daubers and stenciled the leaves to give dimension.  The leaves were cut out using Fun Stampers Journey Card Stock in Pumpkin Bread, Summer Days, Candy Apple, and Citrus Cooler.  The leaves were stenciled in the same coordinating Fun Stampers Journey True Fusion Ink Colors: Pumpkin Bread, Summer Days, Candy Apple, and Citrus Cooler.  I used Fun stampers Journey Natural Twine tied around the side of the card.  Each layer, the owl, and the leaves were layered using foam dimensionals.  

The second card the guests were given a choice of the following 2 cards.

For this card I used a base of Whip Cream card stock.  The second Layer is Bubblegum card stock embossed with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-016 Cabbage Roses embossing folder.  The third layer is whip cream card stock edged with Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Bubble Gum ink using a dauber.  The second and third layer were cut using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B.  The Flower and the Sentiment are part of the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp Set SS-0139 Greeting Bouquet.  I inked the flower using Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion ink in Bubble Gum and Lemon Grass.  I applied the ink to the stamp using daubers to get both colors on the stamp.  I cut the flower out then cut one of the buds and one leaf off the image to layer them under the main blossom.  I used foam dimensionals on the flower and leaves.   I used True Color Fusion Black Licorice for the Sentiment.  I wrapped the ribbon in Bubble Gum around the front and taped the ends down on the back side of the Whip Cream card stock.  

The second choice used The Fun Stampers Journey SS-0148 Be Brave stamp set.

The base is Whip Cream card stock. The second layer is Bubble Gum card stock embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities ES-016 Cabbage Roses embossing folder.  The second and third layers were cut using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics B.  I wrapped the Bubble Gum ribbon around the second layer taping the ends to the back side of the Whip Cream card stock.  I used Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Ink in Black Licorice for the sentiment.  The Pink Ribbon was stamped in Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Bubble Gum Ink on scrap Whip Cream card stock and cut out.  The pink ribbon was layered on using foam dimensionals.

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Hope these inspire you to create.  

Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Monday, September 15, 2014

Open House

Hi All,
As I was preparing for my Fun Stamper's Journey 2014-2015 Catalog and Mini Catalog Open House Contact me if you would like more information in regards to the open house.  I made a Thanksgiving card.  This will be similar to something we will make as a Make n' Take at the open house.  I hope to have more of the Fun Stamper's Journey product for the actual cards for the Make n' Takes.  Below is my Happy Thanksgiving Card.

Supplies Used:
Fun Stamper's Journey Card Stock: Oatmeal Cookie, Cocoa Powder, Butter Cream, Pumpkin Bread, Summer Days, Candy Apple  

True Color Fusion Ink Pads: Pumpkin Bread, Sunny Days, Candy Apple, Hazelnut Blend, 

Spellbinders Dies & Embossing Folder:  MBossabilities EL-015 Bark, Card Creator A 2 Matting Basics A & B, S4-328 Shapeabilities Foliage, S4-076 Shapeabilities Assorted leaves, S5-120 Fall Foliage

Stamping Scrapping Clear Stamps Holidays

Accessories:  Layer Creator, Fun Stamper's Journey AC-0074 Clear Block 2.87 x 2.68 Fun Stamper's Journey Natural Twine

Fun Stamper's Journey Products can be purchased from my website:

All Other products can be purchased or special ordered from:

Off to create some more examples for the open house.  Hope you have a great day.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fun Stamper's Journey Grand Event Swap

Hi All,
I just returned from the Fun Stamper's Journey Grand Event.  The Grand Event was to introduce the 2014 catalog.  The online catalog will be available on September 10th, 2014.  There will also be a holiday mini released on the 10th as well.  There are over 550 new products to browse through.  If you have any questions please let me know.I wanted to share my swap with you all.  The swap I joined was Christmas Pocket Card Swap.  The requirements were using one of the Pocket Dies, Red, Green, Gold, Journey Glaze, and Journey Sparkle.  Below is the card I made for the swap.

Created By:  Christi Brisbane Journey Coach, 128
Supplies Used:
Paper: Fun Stamper’s Journey: Candy Apple, Whip Cream, Fresh Forest
Ink: Fun Stamper’s Journey True Color Fusion: Candy Apple, Whip Cream, Fresh Forest
Dies: Fun Stamper’s Journey Tagged Pocket, Spellbinders Nestabilities 2013 Heirloom Ornament
Stamps: Fun Stamper’s Journey Holly Jolly
Fun Stampers Journey Gold Silk
Fun Stampers Journey Glaze 
Mini Jingle Bells, Silver Elastic Cord, Pop dots, Rhinestones, Ribbon - Stash

I will be hosting both classes and a hostess club in the near future.  If you are interested please let me know.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the Fun Stamper's Journey Products here is the link to my site:

Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Friday, August 1, 2014

First ATC

Hi All,  I am spending the weekend at the Steampunk Soiree in Herndon, VA.  One of the fun extras that you could choose to participate in was an ATC swap.  I have never done an ATC before, so I had to research how an ATC was done and what would be expected.  I was given great advice by several friends.  Second was to try to come up with something in the steampunk type theme.  Below is the ATC I created.  I completed 80.  One for everyone at the event.  I didn't want anyone to feel left out.  Looking forward to a fun event filled weekend.

All supplies used are from Fun stamper Journey. 
The base cardstock used was Cocoa Powder
The second layer of cardstock was Buttercream
I cut the 2 layers with Spellbinders D-lites ATC Dies 3 & 4
Dies are numbered from the smallest to largest.
I stamped the second layer with the ATS Postage Stamps, Stamp
The Postage Stamps, Stamp was stamped using True Color Fusion Hazelnut Blend Ink
The Hot Air Balloons from Fly Away were stamped in True Color Fusion Blue Lagoon and True Color Fusion Sweet Berry Inks.
The edges of the second layer and the balloons were then ink distressed using True Color Fusion Oatmeal Cookie Ink.
The Balloons were fussy cut out and added using dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed stopping by.  Look forward to creating more soon.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by,
 Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jorney Coach Enrollment Kit

Hi, I thought you might be interested in what you receive when you become a Fun Stampers Journey, Journey Coach.

 You receive a very nice shoulder bag and a large rolling tote.

A large selection of stamps and a die set.
A Journey Grand Cutting and Embossing Machine and plates.
A whole package of Black Licorice and Whip Cream Card Stock and an Assortment of Colored Cardstock.
You receive 4 Journey Fusion Ink Pads.  These ink pads are amazing.  They are a hybrid ink pad of both dye ink and pigment ink.  They are permanent when heat set and can be used with alcohol markers.  You receive True Color Fusion Stamp Cleaner, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust, Natural Journey Twine, and  White Liner Tape.
Then you receive order forms for customers and hostesses as well as some postcard invites for events.
This is a very nice assortment and everything you need to get started.  Hope you enjoy the peak of the Journey Coach Starter Kit.
Happy Creating,
Christi Brisbane


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Journey

Hello Everyone,
I want to share with you my new journey.  I have become a Fun Stampers journey Coach.  This is a new company that offers exclusive stamps, dies made by Spellbinders, cardstock, and hybrid dye & pigment ink pads.  Please check out my site.  You can order through my site or join my team as either a hobbyist or to earn extra money.  Examples coming soon.

Come Enjoy the Journey, Christi