Fisher House

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

Well, the day finally came this week when I shipped off a little over 50 cards to the Fisher House! Thank you to all that participated. The next batch will go out at the end of March. So get your Easter cards ready.

If you don’t know what the Fisher House does please check it out at https://www.fisherhouseinstl.org/. We have chosen the St. Louis one because they are accepting cards and that is where Carol moved to. She wanted to give back to her new community and I told her we would help.

So get your fingers ready because the next batch will go out at the end of March.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

A cute poppies bag.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will give you instructions, measurements, and a video to make this.

You will need:

  • Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Best Dressed 6X6 Designer Series Paper
  • Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • Gold Foil Sheet
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • Detailed Bee Dies
  • Cello Bag
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pirouette Cookies
  • Real Red 3/8″ Double Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Leaf Ribbon

Directions:

  • Take Flirty Flamingo Card Stock and on 11″ side score at 2″, 5 1/4″, 7 1/4″, and 10 1/2″. On 8 1/2″ side score at 6 1/4″. Cut up short side on scores to create tabs. Trim off of tabbed side about 1/4″ to 1/2″ inch so tabs don’t overlap. Take Tear and Tape to seal box.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock and Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper at 6 1/8″ X 3 1/8″ to create mat for front and back of bag.
  • Cut out poppy background, detail of flower, leaves, and bee. Attach with Snail Adhesive and centers of flowers with Glue Dots. Attach poppies to bag with Dimensionals.
  • Fill with cookies and tissue paper.
  • Wrap in cello bag with ribbon.

For a look at how to create this please reference the video below.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Puppies with heart.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you realize that there is a little heart on the Dog Builder Punch? That little heart we have used to create paw prints, collar emblems, and backgrounds. Do you know that the little heart also punches out the little hearts in the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper just perfectly?

Here is a look at the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. Of course it is better in person! Stop by to take a peek or order it so you don’t have to travel.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Not everything lines up.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s tip is to offset when you can. Usually we mat with hopefully straight and even lines but today we are not doing that. We are still lining up evenly but the accent is offset as if it it coming off the page.

I figured this technique out when I was frustrated with the original design and through the punch out down on the table. The grid paper made me realize it could easily be offset. The background paper is from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. In a pinch I bet you could also use the Grid Paper. Just remember the Grid Paper is much thinner.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Banning is this week!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

There is Open Time at the Studio today. If you have a question about a product, need to pick something up, have a project to finish, or simply want to say hello then stop by.

For anyone needing a catalog, order, etc. I will be up at the Yucca Valley Starbucks from 11-noon on Tuesday.

Remember that the Facebook Live is happening at NOON on Wednesday now.

And last but not least, Gail’s Card Class is happening on Saturday in Banning. To reserve your seat and get the address please contact me.

If you would like to order please contact me for a current host code since there are several right now.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Enjoying a quiet home.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge.

After a weekend that everyone in my family was gone or busy with craft classes, funerals, or homework it is so nice to sit and enjoy just being home. As I type this my home is quiet which is a bit of an anomaly itself. I can think and sip my tea as I watch the sun move and the day begins. It is so peaceful.

What brings you peace so you can recharge?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

New Discount and Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday and Sale-A-Bration has begun! If you have not received your Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure please contact me so I can fix it!

There’s a new discount in town! When you attend a class and place a $50 or more product orderΒ with me you will receive $5 off as a thank you for attending.Β  The order needs to be placed before the group or workshop is submitted.

If you would like to place an order online please use host code AFFJPEEJ to help Jodi. This code will be good through Monday night at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

New Year New Friends.

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

If you haven’t heard it enough…Happy New Year! Do you challenge yourself with resolutions or do you just keep going because life is great already? I have several goals for the new year. Work out, be able to run a 5K, keep growing the business, get Tara into college, and a few more. Another of mine is to meet new people.

I think giving back is to be kind even if it is just crossing someone in a coffee shop. There is always room for another kind person that might become a friend.

How do you make friends?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Two cards today.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards, not just one.

Here are the instructions for the top card that has the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder for a background.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. Score on the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″.
  2. Attach Pretty Peacock mat cut to 5 1/4″ X 4″ with Snail Adhesive to the card base.
  3. Take Petal Pink mat cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″ and Parisian Fourish 3D Embossing Folder. Stamp Pretty Peacock Ink directly to embossing folder. Set mat on inked side of the folder and run through Die Cutting Machine.
  4. Take Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon and Glue Dots to adhere to mat.
  5. Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Pretty Peacock Ink on to Petal Pink scrap of card stock. Punch out with Classic Label Punch.
  6. Take scrap of Pretty Peacock Card Stock and run the outline of the poppy from the dies twice. This becomes your background for the sentiment.
  7. Attach Dimensionals to the back of the Posies. Make sure that the Dimensionals are positioned to adhere to the paper and not the ribbon. Attach side by side to create a background.
  8. Then attach sentiment with Snail Adhesive or Glue Dots.
  9. Last, but not least, attach Champagne Rhinestones to the sentiment.

And here are the instructions for the Thank You card.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. Score on the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut Early Espresso mat to 5 1/4″ X 4″ and adhere to card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Take Night of Navy mat and place on scrap mat or grid paper. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the entire mat. Stamp sentiment and posies in Versamark Ink. Quickly cover with Gold Embossing Powder. Then heat with Heat Tool until all powder melts.
  4. Cut gold ribbon to about 5″ long. Attach to navy mat with Glue Dots.
  5. Cut another piece of gold ribbon for bottom of bow. Attach with Glue Dots. Continue to cut strips and create loops for bow by attaching with Glue Dots. Cut a little piece of gold ribbon to go around the middle of the loops to finish the bow. Attach all with Glue Dots.

If you would like to see the full tutorial video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKPyEe4frKk.

Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Using the Poppy Die as a background.

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

Today the Painted Labels Dies that coordinate with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set are being used. The outline of the poppy is displayed as a background for the sentiment in this card.

For a full tutorial of this card please join me on my Facebook Live at NOON today! If you can’t make the time catch me on the replay or on Thursday on my YouTube channel. The link for my YouTube channel, full tutorial, and more will be on Thursday’s blog post as a full tutorial.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚