JustRite Blog Hop

June 15th, 2009

jr-bh-close-up-jami-custom-2.jpgWhen Taylor asked me if I wanted to play in a JustRite Blog Hop for Taylored Expressions I jumped at the chance because I always love playing with JustRite products.  With Father’s Day coming up soon I knew exactly what I needed to do.  JustRite products are perfect for those times when the sentiment you need just doesn’t exist.  Growing up, I lived with my Great Aunt and Great Uncle and I’ve always had the hardest time finding the right Father’s Day card for my sweet Uncle Bernie.  Even after I started stamping my own cards, I never had a good sentiment.  I loved the Taylored Expressions set Boys Will Be Boys as soon as I saw it, but here I was again without a good sentiment for my Uncle’s card.  JustRite to the rescue!  I used the 2″ Stamper and the bonus font that came with it to create the sentiment “World’s Greatest Uncle” which I thought was perfect with the sentiment from Boys Will Be Boys “There’s no tie when it comes to you.”  It was stamped on TE Buttercream Choice cardstock and punched out with a Marvy scallop punch.


To get started on this card I pulled out my TE Father’s Day Key Ingredients kit and printed out Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #22 – it was serendipity that it had a circle element when I already had this circle sentiment in mind!  All of the cardstock, ribbon and buttons are from the Key Ingredients.  The tie image was stamped on the Buttercream cardstock and die cut with a Spellbinders Labels 2 die.  The ties were then stamped again on patterned papers and paper pieced onto the main image.  I used my new preview Stampin’ Up punch for the “no tie” sentiment and my 1 3/4″ SU circle punch for the dp inside the circle sentiment.  The brads and metal clip are also SU.  The swirl image is from SU Doodle This and it’s stamped in Ruby Red ink. 

This card is 5.25″ square. jr-bh-inside-jami-custom.jpg  Sometimes sentiments can get a little lost inside these larger cards, so I had fun creating this huge sentiment with the JustRite Times New Roman font and the Times New Roman Lowercase font along with the Harmony Rectangular Stamper block.  I used my SU photo corner punch to finish of the inside.

I’m excited about this card for my Uncle.  He’s 88 – but you’d never know it – and he’s always been a snappy dresser!  When I was growing up I used to love to go through his ties and his jewelry box of tie tacks and cuff links and organize them all.  He didn’t dress up for work, but he belonged to the Elks and he and my aunt dressed up to go out pretty regularly.  Sometimes he would ask me to pick out which tie he should wear when they were getting ready to go out dancing.  I loved doing that!  I was a control freak even way back then!  LOL!

Then when I was a teenager – Jr. High age I think – the Annie Hall look came in and I wanted to wear ties sometimes myself.  He taught me how to tie my ties.  LOL!  Man I’m aging myself, huh?  Please tell me someone else remembers doing this…ties and vests on girls!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the girls in the hop have created.  Let’s go check it out!

  • Donna Baker
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Karen Motz
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Sankari Wegman
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