Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Simple Thank You

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I needed a quick card to send to a family who hosted us for Christmas dinner last week.  I wanted something fairly flat that I could send through the mail and also didn't have a lot of time (couldn't squeeze out the 3++ hours it usually take me to "whip something up").  I came up with this simple A2 size two-layer card.

I cut a piece of kraft card stock 11x 4.5 and folded it in the middle.  Using the Tim Holtz Mini Weathered Winter stamp set, I stamped with Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink and dried the ink with my heat gun.  Then it was spattered with Picket Fence distress stain and I made tiny dots on it with Glossy Accents, shook on Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter and tapped off the excess.

Using a Spellbinders die I bought back in the day, I cut a panel from kraft CS.  Using my finger, I edged it (somewhat messily) with my finger,  stamped one of the largest snowflakes in the center and again dried or heat set it with my heat gun.  The pigment inks never seem to dry by themselves so I always heat set them.  The sentiment from Stamping' Up stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  The tag was cut with Tim's Framelits Tag Collection die set and stamped with a Verve sentiment.

The twine, loop pin, silver jingle bell and snowflake charm are all from my shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I left the inside completely blank to write my thank you note.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration.  Wishing you all a never-ending season of love and peace!

These products were used to make the above card and are all available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Winners of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style 2015 Challenge

Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone has enjoyed the Christmas season.  I'm back today to close out my annual 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  I have really enjoyed getting back into my craft room and making these tags over the past 12 weeks.  I hope you have all enjoyed visiting and participating in my annual challenge.  

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated.  I apologize for my delay in finishing up visiting all your blogs and getting the winners selected.  I used and the winners are below.  For numbering the participants I used the numbers on the Tag #12 entries as all 19 of the entrants for that challenge were the players who completed all 12 challenges within the required time period.  

Congratulations go to:

#18 - Experiments in Paper - winner of the $50 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique 

#8 Inky Splatters - winner of a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

#17 Sew Paper Paint - winner of a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique

I will email the winners on Saturday with their shopping coupon code.  And everyone who completed the challenge by entering all 12 challenges by the closing date of December 27th will receive a discount coupon for The Funkie Junkie Boutique to receive 15% off on an entire order placed during January.  Please email me at and I will send you your coupon code.  

Thanks again to all who participated.  I really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful artwork.  Lots of great ideas and fabulous techniques.  You have inspired me to get busy in my craft room!

Wishing you all the best in 2016!
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