Thursday 14 September 2017

NEW PA Winter Stamps {JoFY Collection}

NEW Winter 2017: JoFY Collection

Jo Firth-Young always creates a range of awesome designs for Christmas. She has quite a sizeable range of Christmas stamps now! Her fresh style is so easy for creating quick or detailed cards, and I'm sure that the options possible with her stamps are a huge part of their appeal. Let's take a look at the 2017 release.


Over the next couple of blog posts Jo has Lauren Hatwell and Jennie Atkinson on board to assist with sharing ideas, so I'm sure you will enjoy their contrasting styles.

All these new products are available from your PaperArtsy stockist now. See details in the stockists list at the foot of this post.

Hi everyone, Jo here. 

Christmas is fast approaching - but there's no need to panic (just yet!).  From conversations I've had with people that buy the JOFY range of stamps I get the impression that you reach for the stamps when making Christmas cards and so most of samples for this release are cards created specific to each of the new stamps sets. 

I'm so happy with this release (do I say that every year?!). There is a snowman (of course!), stars for a bit of sparkle (it's christmas - there has to sparkle!), trees, nice bold sentiments and a gorgeous wreath.
Let's take a look at each set in more detail, and some ideas with them to kick you into action!

This stamp set has a BIG focal image in the shape of the wreath - its going to look great on cards or even cut out and hung on a tree. Three background images and nice bold sentiment to use on the outside or inside of a card.

'Baubles and Bows' by Jo Firth-Young 

I designed this wreath to be quite bold but the spiky bits that stick out all around the wreath soften the lines slightly - and the little circles are perfect for bling placement! The solid line of the bauble edges make it easy to cut out and layer up some of the baubles to add a bit of dimension.

Last Christmas I designed a parcel that didn't have anything 'Christmassy' on it which meant it could be used throughout the year and this wreath has been designed with the same theory in mind.... We could doodle onto the baubles or stamp onto patterned papers adapting it for all sorts of occasions.
'For the love of Christmas' by Jo Firth-Young 

Its always nice to make a new ornament (or two) for the christmas tree and so I decorated 2 wood hearts with stamps from this stamp set and from JOFY56 and JOFY58.

 ... its nice to see the different sets work together.

I can't tell you how happy the parcel tree makes me! lol It just makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too!  Another big sentiment and nice long border that will repeat well around a page. 

'All wrapped up' by Jo Firth-Young 

The parcels on this tree were just crying out to be paper pieced!  Once the tree is stamped on to several types of patterned paper the parcels could be carefully cut out and several trees assembled in one go - like a production line! 

I created two cards: one paper pieced and one showing a more simple quick card. 

I really like the look of black and white on kraft card and the touches of gold adds to the festive feel. The 'noel' on the hanging tag is from the hanging ornament design on the same plate.

'Baubles' by Jo Firth-Young 

This is a great image for using on its own on a card - and it can be layered up by mounting one or several of the elements onto 3d foam as I've done in this sample.

You could also use it on a gift tag and replace the word 'noel' with the recipients name.

This stamp set was designed with journallers and card makers in mind. The star 'garland' is going to work equally well on cards (think 'congratulations') and a journal spread.  The trees with word stems were designed with my doodles in mind - they can be coloured in all kinds of wonderful ways. 

'Sparkle and shine' by Jo Firth-Young 

So. Much. Sparkle...  which I've toned down, slightly, by using book text and working on a  matte Fresco Finish background.... there are limits to my sparkliness! :o)

I really enjoyed creating this art journal spread... I can imagine lots of use for the star garland - as a border to flow around the edges of a page for example. ('Sparkle' is from an Emma Godfrey stamp set - EEG19)

'Oh Christmas Tree' by Jo Firth-Young 

Cute little trees with word stems!  Following on from the cards I shared earlier here are two more cards along the same lines - one simple on kraft card and one paper pieced. 

I designed the trees and coordinating sentiment to be separate so that it can be stamped under the trees (as on the kraft card) or inside the card as shown on the paper pieced sample.

Last but not least here is this year's snowman, along with some snowy baubles and a phrase that is hard to argue with - 'christmas can never have too much sparkle!'

'Snow Baubles' by Jo Firth-Young 

I've created this card by stamping onto a Distress Oxide masterboard but a quicker/simpler version could be created by stamping onto white (or black/navy) card and paper piecing the baubles using christmas paper..

'Stuffed with Christmas Spirit!' by Jo Firth-Young 

This is such a jolly snowman and in stark contrast to a previous snowman (JOFY39) who I affectionately named Twiggy as he was made from sticks and had no snow at all!!  But this snowman has not overindulged on mince pies - no, no, no - he is fully embracing Christmas and is stuffed with Christmas spirit! ho ho ho!!

I hope you're inspired to get cracking with your Christmas cards and Christmas crafting - according to my handy phone app as of today, 14th September,  there are 101 days until Christmas!  No need to panic, there is still plenty of time...  I've really enjoyed creating with these stamps and I hope you do too!

Over the next couple of days Lauren Hatwell and Jennie Atkinson will be showing you what they made with the stamps - fabulous creations - you are in for a treat!

I'd like to thank them both for their hard work making gorgeous samples - such clever creatives!!  THANK YOU!!

Meanwhile on my blog in the coming days I'll have some more samples using these new stamps so please pop on over for a visit - there won't be mince pies but there will be inspiration for you!

Take care


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You can find me teaching at the following venues over the next few months:
Birds in the Barn, nr Colchester:  23.09.17
Birds in the Barn, nr Colchester: 14.10.17
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard:  04.11.17
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard:  18.11.17

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Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
(Zinski, JoFY, ESC, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, LPC, Infusions, Frescos)

Treasured Memories Scrapbooking, Duncan,BC
(Frescos, Infusions, EKC, EEG, ESC)

Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
(ETS, Infusions)

Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, EEG, ELB, ETS, ESC, Ink and the Dog)

Clay with Me, Colorado
(ELB, LPC, ESA, JOFY, Infusions, Frescos, EKD, EKC, ESC, EEG)

Creek Bank Creations, Indiana
(MN, Zinski, Jofy)

Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky 
(Fresco Chalks, Lynne Perrella, Seth Apter)

Frantic Stamper, Oregon
(Zinski, LPC, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, ESC, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Roswell, New Mexico
( Frescos, Infusions, LPC, ESA, EEA, Zinski, MN, ETS, HP, Treasure Gold)

Simon Says Stamp, columbus, Ohio www.
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, EEA, EEG, EKC, ELB, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio
(Hot Picks, LPC, JoFY, ELB, Squiggly Ink)

The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
(Infusions, ESA, LPC)

Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina

Seth Apter, New York
(ESA, Frescos)

Stamp Fever, Orange, California
(Frescos, Jofy, Infusions)

Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEA, EKD, EKC, EEG, ESA, Frescos)

Amelia's Creative Crafts, Spernal Ash Nurseries, Alcester Road, Studley, Warwickshire
(Jofy, EKC, ELB, Frescos)

Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
(EEA, ETS, ESA,Infusions)

Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Essex
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Blade Rubber Stamps, London
(JoFY, LPC, Frescos)

Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ESC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Craft World Scotland, Glasgow
(EKD, EKC, JoFY, ETS, Zinski, ESA, ELB)

Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex

Craftylicious, Mildenhall, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, EEG, ETS, ESA, ELB)

Dandie Crafts, Caerphilly,
(Fresco Chalks, Kay Carley, Tracy Scott)

Everything Art, Powys, Wales
(EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

Keep on Crafting, Burt St Edmunds, Suffolk
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ESC, ELB, EKD, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, Frescos)

LouLouPurple, Gwynedd, Wales

Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
(JoFY, EKC, ESA, ELB, Zinski, Infusions)

Paper Story, Norfolk
(Infusions, Treasure Gold)

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire
(Zinski, stencils, ETS)

Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
(Jofy, EEA, Zinski, ELB, Frescos)

Simply Crafts, Cardiff,
(EEG, ETS, ESA, JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, JoFY)

Stampers Grove, Edinburgh, Scotland 
(Zinski, JOFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, EKC, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

Swanstitch, Deal, Kent

That's Crafty, Romford, essex 
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EEG, EKD, EKC, ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA, Frescos, Infusions)

The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent 
(Zinski, EKD, EKC, ESC, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

The Craft Barn, Merstham, Surrey 
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, EKC, EKD, EEA, ESA, ELB, Fresco Chalks, Infusions)

The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, ETS, ESA, Fresco Chalks)

The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
(Zinski, EKC, EEG, EKD Jofy, ETS, Frescos)

The Craft Room @ Garners Garden Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. ph 01782 636428
(EDY, JoFY, Squiggly Ink, EKC, EKD, EEG, ETS, ZA,  EEA, ESA, EEB, MN, EAB, ESC)

The Forget me not Kraft Kabin
(Zinski, JoFY,  Fresco Chalks)

Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside 
(Zinski, JoFY, Fresos, ELB)

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle
(Frecos, Infusions, Zinskis, EDY, EEG, Jofy)

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso
(ESA, Fresco Chalks)

Papir Ulven, Lejre

Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, EEA, EEG, EKD, ETS, ESA)

Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon
(JoFY, Infusions)

Stempeloase Munich
(Zinski, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, ESC, EKD, EKC, LPC Frescos)

Stempelfee Shop
(Zinski, EEA, EEG, EKC, EKD, ETS, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Creafine, Papendrecht
(JoFY, ETS, Infusions)

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
(Zinski, EKD, EEG, EKC, JoFY, ELB, ETS, ESA, Infusions)

Papillon Hobby, Hendrik Ido Ambacht
(Zinski, Jofy, ELB, EEA, ETS, Infusions)

Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek

Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel
(Zinski, Jofy, ETS, ESA, Lynne Perrella, Frescos)

The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk
(Fresco Chalks, LPC, ESA,  Zinski, Hot Picks, ETS, JoFY, ELB, Infusions)

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
(JoFY, EKC, ZA, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland
(Zinski, Jofy, LPC, EKD, EEG,  ELB, EEA, ETS, ESA)

Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria 
(JoFY, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia 
(JoFY, EKC, ELB, ETS, Frescos, Infusions)

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW
(Zinski, ESA, ETS, EKD, EEG, ELB, ESA, Infusions, Frescos)

Mandy's Card, Taipei
(Zinski, JoFY, ETS, ESA, ELB, EEA, Frescos, Infusions)

TIny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba
(JoFY, Frescos, Infusions)


Helen said...

oh, no!!! please don't let Jo design any more Christmas stamps.... I love these - especially the starry garland set.. Great samples, of course Jo - and I can't wait to see what fiendish twist Lauren puts on them!

geezercrafter said...

Love all of the samples, especially the Kraft card, really effective. Fab snowman, I think there should be a Jofy Snowman Club, surely there would be loads of members!!

Kirsten said...

These new sets are gorgeous and the samples are stunning. Congrats, Jo!!

Wendy Mallas said...

Fabulous samples, Jo. Everything is super fun and blingful 😍

Miriam said...

oh Jo - totally amazing!! I love them!!

PaperArtsy said...

I think this is my favourite JoFY Xmas release ever!!!

Artmadnana said...

Fabulous launch Jo. I always love your stamps. Great variety of cards.

Words and Pictures said...

Love these! Such gorgeous samples - equally effective in colour and in kraft+white - magical! Fabulous new release - bravo!
Alison x

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous new stamps and fab samples.

Lesley Xx

Kay Carley said...

Love your samples Jo - truly fab :) xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous set of stamps Jo - I have enjoyed working with them! But I just LOVE the way you have used such beautiful colours and designs to create your samples. Each one is a masterpiece! So much to inspire! Thank you for letting me be a wingman on this release xxxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

They are fantastic all 4 , I really , really love them , so difficult to make a choose!! what a talented lady you are!!


Linda said...

These are amazing .... gorgeous samples too.
I love my JOFY stamps and these have got to be added to my collection. Can't choose which ones so it's going to have to be THE LOT!!! Happy Christmas xx

Keren Baker said...

Adore these new JoFYs- you've smashed it again. Gorgeous samples and really beautiful images too! x

Craftyfield said...

It wouldn't be a Christmas release without new JoFy images... More fun designs to play with!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Wow! Oh dear! Which to choose - it will have to be picking out of a hat - they are all so lovely!Chrisx

Trish said...

Oh dear - I can't have them all (and I want them all!). BUT which to choose??? I so love your stamps, and especially at Christmas. Thank you for the wonderful stamps, and of course your wonderful samples, they inspire me so much.