FSJ Make Amazing Happen Blog Hop

Welcome to the Journey Blog Hoppers Make Amazing Blog Hop!  I’m so happy to have you hopping along!

If you have arrived from Glenda Calkins’ blog, you’re on the right track!  If not, that’s ok too!  Just continue the hop and you will come full circle!

I would like to share with you this adorable treat box that will hold a variety of small items.  The Fun Stampers Journey Printed Paper does all the decorative work for me.  I just need coordinating card stock, a little twine or ribbon and a tag.  This little box is easy to create and is sure to create a smile, too.

The finished dimensions of this box is 3 3/4 long by 1 1/4 wide by 3/4 tall.  You can create two boxes from one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock and get enough printed paper to make at least 10 (more if you don’t put paper on the bottom) from a 12 by 12.  If you would like a video showing how to mass produce this project and how to cut the paper, just leave a comment to let me know.

Here are the measurements for this treat box:

Card stock – 4 3/4 by 6 3/4

score on the 6 3/4 side at 3/4, 1 1/2, 5 1/4, 6; score on the 4 3/4 side at 3/4, 2, 2 3/4, 4

Printed paper – 2 pieces – 1 1/8 by 3 5/8; 3 pieces – 5/8 by 3 5/8; 2 pieces 5/8 by 3 5/8

scrap card stock for tag

View this video to learn how to create the box.

Here is the template for the treat box.  The red lines are where to cut, black lines to fold on, orange numbers are the dimensions of the printed paper, purple numbers are the scoring measurements, follow the green arrows for printed paper that has an up or down element to it (like the flowers in the top picture).

Thank you for stopping by today, be sure to head to Jen Guarino’s blog next.

Here is the Journey Blog Hoppers Make Amazing Blog Hop List:

  1. Heather
  2. Carol
  3. Kim
  4. Glenda
  5. Deborah (you are here)
  6. Jen
  7. Becky


Product List

Pretty Petals and Mystic Vine Creation

The Fun Stampers Journey Crew is full of inspiration and education! Two ladies, Shannon Smith and Kimberly Kesti, shared amazing techniques that featured the gel press. I just had to get my gel press off the shelf that it had been sitting on since it arrived and play! I also broke out the pan pastels to create a soft look for my flowers.

I created two cards with different backgrounds by taking advantage of the gel press and the stencil.  

I love that each card is so different but was so easy to create and was like a two for one background technique.  Here is a video that shares how these cards were created.

You can try this technique with a variety of colors in cardstock and reinkers or liquid colors, even paint.  

The flowers were colored with coordinating Pan Pastel colors.  The pan pastels gave the flowers a soft look just like the background has a soft hint of color.  I added some Journey Sparkle Dust to the center of the flowers then covered the entire flower with Journey Glaze.

You can use these cards for any occasion!

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Sketch #1 Challenge with Anything is Possible

There is a great new group on Facebook called Journey Sketches.  Each week there will be a new sketch challenge that will help inspire creativity.

I just absolutely love the elephant in the Anything is Possible ATS and knew right away that it needed to be the focus of this card.


The Mother Nature Prints made choosing my color combination easy.  I am so excited about the different color possiblities that Fun Stampers Journey provides with the Print packs available for each of the color collections.  Each color collection has the same patterns but feature colors from that collections, so there are countless color options for this card!

I sponged the edges on all of the cardstock used in my first card.  I used Fresh Forest ink on the Fresh Forest Layer, Denim Days ink on the cardbase, inside whip cream panel, both Mother Nature Print pieces, sentiment banner and the Denim Days layer, then River Stone ink was sponged on the circle diecut.  The fusion ink sponges work great for this technique!


I kept the card created in the video cleaner by not sponging the edges of the cardstock.  

As you can see, sponging does create a different look or feel to the card.  I think adding wiggly eyes is a great option, too.  Wiggly eyes are cute and easier then cutting out those small eyes and adding journey glaze.  You can compare the two cards and see the difference in the eyes with and without journey glaze.

Here are all of the papers and dimensions (inches) used for this card:

Denim Days – 4 1/4 by 11 folded at 5 1/2 for the cardbase and 2 3/4 by 4

Fresh Forest – 3 7/8 by 5 1/8

Mother Nature Prints – 3 3/4 by 5 and 2 5/8 by 3 7/8

Whip Cream – 1/2 by 2 1/2, 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 (for circle diecut), 4 by 5 1/4

scraps of River Stone, Denim Days, Fresh Forest and Whip Cream

I had so much fun creating this card for the sketch challenge! 

Would you like to watch the video and see the sketch that inspired this card?

Here is a list of the FSJ supplies used to create the clean and simple card.  If you are interested in purchasing the inks used to sponge the edges, just click on the ink names in this post above.


FSJ Bloom This Way Sneak Peak!!

Want a sneak peak at FSJ Bloom This Way happening December 2? Check out this awesome video from Fun Stampers Journey!

Interested in participating? You can take advantage of the early bird price AND receive a free Black Licorice ink pad from me simply purchase your bundle by October 23 on my website by adding it to the FSJ Bloom This Way party.   You also earn Bloom Benefits on your FSJ Bloom this Way Bundle purchases!  Please contact me if you have any questions or trouble finding this party.

You can learn more about FSJ Bloom This Way here

Don’t want to craft alone or you don’t have all the needed items that are not included in the registration bundle? Simply purchase your bundle and come stamp with me on December 3, 2017 if you are in the Purvis, Ms area. (must RSVP by November 6 and purchase the bundle through me)

Visit my online store at www.funstampersjourney.com/createwithcompassion

Summer Garden and Color Splash Thank you Card

The 2017-2018 Inspiration Book and Catalog is full of creative inspiration. 

This card was inspired by the card found at the bottom of page 76 and features the Summer Garden Stamp Set.

You may notice that my card is quite different, but that is the beauty of being inspired to create.

I love the sparkle and shine of the bee wings and the soft transition that the vellum offers.

The Journey Splash Watercolor pencils have bright and bold colors that don’t lose their intensity when added to water.  There are a few ways to watercolor with these pencils and they work great on Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream Card stock and Color Splash Watercolor sheets.  For this card, I added color from the lead of the pencil to a blob of water on a clear block.  This technique makes it very easy to blend the colors to get the shade you want before adding it to your project.


Here are a couple of cards that were created just a tad bit differently.

For this card, I used the color splash sheets for the main panel on the front, I pierced the whip cream oval, used sparkle silk for some shine and also added Natural Journey Twine.  I also used Grape Fusion instead of Watermelon Fusion as a layer for the watercolor piece.

For this last card, I used Color Splash watercolor paper for the larger panel, pierced the whip cream oval, added Journey Sparkle Dust and Journey glaze to the bee wings, and journey glaze to the yellow portion of the large flowers.  The edges of the whip cream oval and water color panel were sponged with Hazelnut Blend ink using a fusion ink sponge.  I used sentiments from the Sentimental Prints Stamp Set to create a sympathy card.

Here are the paper dimensions used:

Lemon Grass – 4 1/4 X 11 folded in half to create a card base that measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2

Watermelon Fusion – 3 7/8 X 5 1/8

Whip Cream – 3 3/4 X 5 and 4 X 5 1/4

You can view the 2017-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog and Journey Holidays Trends Mini Catalog 

or contact me to find out how to have one mailed to you.

Ready to Shop? 

Simply click on the images below to view the items in my online store.  I have included all items used to create all three cards.