Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Forest Friends for the Happy Stampers Team Blog Hop


Hi, it’s Thursday, and we’ve got another Happy Stampers Team Blog Hop for you!  So glad you joined us for today’s sketch challenge:

Happy Stampers Team Blog Hop November 12, 2015I used the Stampin’ Up! Thankful Forest Friends stamp set for my interpretation of this sketch.

Thankful Forest Friends Card-iology by Jari

I really love this stamp set, especially the bear.  If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen him quite a bit.  He is still cute every time I stamp and cut him out.  The fox and bunny are also cute, but somehow, I just love the bear!

I sponged the inside of the Woodland TIEF with Soft Suede ink before placing my Kraft cardstock inside and ran it through the Big Shot for the shading effect on my tree scene.  Then, I glued it to a little larger panel of Kraft cardstock with snail.   That layer was popped onto the Cajun Craze card base with Dimensionals.

Thankful Forest Friends Card-iology by JariI inked up the sentiment from Thankful Forest Friends with several of my Stampin’ Write Markers, then stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock that was 2 3/8″ square.  I used the 2 1/2″ square from the Squares Collection Framelits to make a frame in Cajun Craze cardstock and snailed them together.  Each of the animals was stamped and fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  Here is a peek inside:


Thankful Forest Friends Card-iology by Jari

I took a strip that was left over from the Woodland scene and glued it to the left side of a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid glue, and stamped the bear again with a sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set.


Thankful Forest Friends Card-iology by Jari

Card stock cuts and colors are at the end of this post.


Now, head on over to the talented Kristi Gray’s blog to see what she has for you today.  A list of all of the Happy Stampers Team Hoppers is also below in case you get lost along the way.


Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis  (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


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Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used in my card today:

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Card stock cuts in inches and Additional information on my card:

Cajun Craze base 4 1/2 x 11 scored at 5 1/2; 2 1/2 inch square for frame for sentiment

Kraft for frame on front of card is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; Kraft for Woodland scene is 4 x 5 1/4

Whisper White Thick:  square sentiment 2 7/16; 3 scrap pieces for the animals; inside of card 4 x 5 1/4

I used Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow (sorry, I forgot to list this in the supplies), Old Olive, Hello Honey and Early Expresso Stampin’ Write Markers for the sentiment and sponged the acorn and leaf with Soft Suede and Old Olive inks using my sponge that had been cut into 6ths.

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Thanks for stopping by today, see you next time….