Friday, 12 July 2019

Thank You for Being a Friend JAI #465

Happy Friday everyone and welcome! We are mid way through Winter now and the chill is certainly palpable in the air. This week is particularly seasonal, with blizzards in the Alpine regions and even in the city we've had heavy rain and Gale force winds. But...when we see the sun they tell us it is rising earlier and setting a little later already 😉

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So it's perfect timing for this week's new Just Add Ink challenge!! Nikki has suggested that we "Just Add...the Season."  So what is the Season where you are? Winter? Summer? Or maybe you have a favourite Season that you'd like to share with us. Whichever of the four weather based Seasons you'd like to choose, we'd love to see how you make them the focal point of your project.

For my card this week, I've gone with my favourite Season - Spring!! I am not a huge bird fan but I did love the look of this pretty page from the Bird Ballad Suite. Flicking through the catalogue I was reminded of the Lots of Happy Kit and that's where the sentiment comes from. Btw, has anyone found themselves singing the song this comes from or am I showing my age? Somehow it has become stuck in my head now 😀

The Nesting dies were used to layer the sentiment. But the next size up than the white layer was quite a bit longer.

So similarly with how to shorten a rectangle die, I simply placed the top cutting plate only half way over the die so it cuts only as far as the plate After passing it through the die cutting machine, I kept the die in place and placed the white layer on top and then moved the die over to frame the white layer evenly.

Another floral spray was fussy cut to add to the label with some Basic Pearls as centres. There are some soft layers of Burlap, twine the opposite side of the DSP and some black sequin trim. Wink of Stella was applied to all the blooms and this card is ready.

Card stock: Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Bird Ballad
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Lots of Happy (Kit)
Accessories: Big Shot, Nested Labels Dies, Burlap Ribbon, Black Sequin Trim, White Twine, Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration our lovely team has created for you. I look forward to seeing what Season you choose for your projects too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Beautiful card Jan! I can't wait for spring - give me some warm weather and birds singing in the trees! Kelly x PS, I now have that song in my head too!

  2. Your card is gorgeous, Jan! I love all of the layering under your sentiment, and yes, now I have that song in my head too!