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All By Myself

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Today I have a favor to ask you. If you have an extra minute and an extra card could you send some happy mail to my daughter? I am so proud of her. She moved into her own place with no roommates. She has real furniture and is now learning how to keep a house. If you would like to mail her a quick card simply comment and I will get you her mailing address.

Thank you so much for being a part of this Crafty Family!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Taco Fiesta Cards

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to create three cards all from the Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set.

For these cards here are the instructions…

Holy Guacamole Card

  1. Cut Thick White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 5 ½” X 8 ½”. On the 8 ½” side score at 4 ¼”. This is your card base.
  2. Cut Old Olive Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 5” X 3 ¾”. Stamp with Old Olive Ink the party favors from Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set. Do not attach yet. This is your mat.
  3. Cut Early Espresso Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 2 ½” X 7”. On the 7” side score at 3 ½”. Attach to the back of the mat with Stampin’ Seal. Now attach the mat with flap attached to the mat.
  4. Cut Basic White to 2 ¼” X 3 ½”. Stamp avocado and guacamole bowl in Old Olive Ink. Stamp sentiment and mustache in Early Espresso Ink. Attach to the front flap.
  5. Attach Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

Cacti Card

  1. Cut Thick White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 5 ½” X 8 ½”. On the 8 ½” side score at 4 ¼”. This is your card base.
  2. Cut Design a Daydream 12” X 12” Host Designer Series Paper with the Paper Trimmer to 3 ½” X 5”. Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal. This is your outer mat.
  3. Cut Design a Daydream 12” X 12” Host Designer Series Paper with the Paper Trimmer to 3” X 5”. Attach to outer mat with Stampin’ Seal. This is your inner mat.
  4. Cut Basic White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 2 ½” X 5”. Stamp the cacti across using the Coastal Cabana Ink. (Tip: Grab a thin piece of post-it note to cover the top of the cactus while inking so the sombrero fits properly. Make sure to take the strip off when stamping.) Stamp the sombreros in Coastal Cabana Ink as well. Stamp the chili in Crushed Curry Ink. Stamp the sentiment in Coastal Cabana Ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends (Coastal Cabana light, Cherry Cobbler light, Tahitian Tide light, Daffodil Delight dark, and Evening Evergreen dark used). Attach to inner mat with Stampin’ Seal.

Piñata Card

  1. Cut Thick White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 5 ½” X 8 ½”. On the 8 ½” side score at 4 ¼”. This is your card base.
  2. Cut strips of bright colored card stock (Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, Rich Razzleberry, and Pumpkin Pie) with the Paper Trimmer to 1 ½” X 3 7/8” each. Then take your Snips and create fringe leaving at least ½” not cut so it can be glued. Attach to the card base with Stampin’ Seal starting at the bottom.
  3. Take a scrap piece of Basic White Card Stock and stamp the horse in Basic Gray Ink. Color with bright Stampin’ Blends (Polished Pink light, Tahitian Tide light, Daffodil Delight dark). Cut out with Snips.
  4. Cut a piece of twine from the Three Twine Combo Pack with Snips approximately 3”. Put a Mini Glue Dot on either end to attach to the pinata and under the first layer of fringes. Place a Stampin’ Dimensional behind the pinata and attach.

To order the DIY Kit please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/diykits/ by Sunday at midnight.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/Nt8Rmb9s5b8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When Carrots Become Grass

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I want to show you how carrots become grass.

In the Thanks a Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set there is a stamp that is supposed to be used to add texture to a carrot. It’s the second stamp from the left on the bottom.

But instead I am going to use that carrot texture to create grass.

When you create using this same technique please post your finished project on my page, https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

No Line Coloring

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you how to no line color with the Stampin’ Blends.

I stamped the image of the cacti and the chili in Crushed Curry Ink. This ink color was light enough such that the coloring really stands out.

To learn more about this technique please tune in Wednesday evening at 7 pm at https://youtu.be/7-g4oHynJSk. To be notified when I go live please go to the link now and press notify me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Open Day Session & More

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week and maybe a bit beyond.

YouTube Live

The YouTube Lives have become a mini class of sorts.

  • On Monday the Live is announced as well as the online shop updated with the DIY Kit.
  • Wednesday at 7 pm will be the YouTube Live.
  • Sunday is the deadline for you to order the DIY Kit.

For more details please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/diykits/. If you have questions please just ask.

Club Order Bonus

For this Club from January 16-31 order $50 or more in product with host code 744TXBYQ or using the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=744TXBYQ to qualify. (You can also place your order directly with me but it will not be submitted until January 16.) There is no commitment unlike past Clubs. There is simply a bonus. To read more details about Club please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/cluborderbonus.

Open Day Session

This is the time to shop with no shipping for anything through me. (Catalog sales will still have shipping.) You can finish a project, ask questions, or simply drop by any time from 10-3 and say hello.

Online Shopping

My retired stamp sets as well as finished projects are now available online! There is not an option for local pick up except during the Open Day Session. Go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/shop/ to take a look.

Host Availability

Are you missing in-person classes? Well, now you can choose everything. When you choose to be a host you get to pick exactly what you want: your location, your food, your projects, and your free products.

So let me know where I am going and when. I look forward to what ideas you have to share with me!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

R-E-S-T

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest so you can be recharged for the week.

I found this article and really loved what it said. It encourages people to invest in rest and how important it is to include it in your routine. And this article goes on to explain how a rest day is needed, not wanted, but needed. Physically it allows your muscles to repair themselves and to grow after being worked.

A rest day can be spent on the couch or it can contain light activity. But this light activity can not cause sore muscles. If it does then it is not light enough.

Rest can be summed up with this acronym.

R — Repair

E — Eat

S — Sleep

T — Time

To read the entire article please go to https://orleanscoreelements.com/invest-rest-importance-adding-rest-days-workout-routines/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Club Order Bonus

It’s Sale Saturday!

To read about the details for the Club Order that requires no commitment please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/cluborderbonus/.

The New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure are live! Make sure to get what you want before the end of February (when Sale-A-Bration finishes).

I offer concierge services for your orders. Don’t get frustrated with technology. Just contact me to order.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Help a Student

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

Have you heard about paying it forward in a Starbucks line? Now, I have a question. Instead of paying for someone’s drink maybe take that $5 and pay off a student’s lunch account. And if that doesn’t work then when an office supply store has school supplies on sale buy $5 worth of pencils, tissues, or hand sanitizer and donate it to your favorite teacher for their classroom.

I am not saying paying for someone’s drink is wrong. But what I am saying is your impact can be much greater if we all took a minute to think of lasting impact on how we do things.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Extended Explosion Album

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to create an Extended Explosion Album.

For this album you will need at least two different coordinating patterns of Designer Series Paper, two coordinating solid colors of card stock, and Basic White Card Stock.

Here is the visual diagram on how to cut the card base.

The mats all need to be cut to 3 1/2″. For the ones that are triangles take the square and cut in half diagonally to create the mats.

If you want to print photos they will need to be 3″ square or at most 3 1/4″. If you don’t want photos then cut inner mats at 3″ square and decorate.

To order the DIY Kit please go to https://stampingwithjoni.com/diykits/ by Sunday at midnight.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/WtVQbMTyIac.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Coloring Your Brads

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

So we’ve embossed on card stock, cork, and glass but never on the head of a brad.

The brads we have right now are only in black and white…at least until now.

So I grabbed my reverse action tweezers and held the end of the brad tightly. I then dipped the head gently in Versamark Ink, the color ink of my choice, and Clear Embossing Powder. Then the magic Heat Tool melted that powder to reveal a colored brad.

But please note that the color will be lighter but will still coordinate. From left to right is Polished Pink, Sweet Sorbet, and Tahitian Tide.

When you use this technique please post a photo of your finished project on my page at https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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