Gingham Butterflies.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create this card.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″. Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Highland Heather Card Stock at 3 3/4″ X 5″. Attach to base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper to 1″ X 5″. Attach to mat with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Take Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper and punch out with Butterfly punch. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  5. Take a scrap of black and also of white card stock and punch out with Classic Label Punch. Cut black punch out in half to stretch and glue to the back of the white. Stamp sentiment on white with Highland Heather ink (sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings). Attach with Mini Dimensionals.
  6. Use Take Your Pick Tool to position sequin to the punched card stock.

To watch this card being created please go to https://youtu.be/l_J9-SweDBs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to watercolor with the new ink pads.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you tried to watercolor with the new ink pads? The old ones “squished” pretty well so you could get some ink in the lid and use your aqua painter or blender pen to watercolor. The new pads are quite rigid and don’t “squish” well.

So instead of giving your ink pad a squeeze, grab a clear block. Dip the block in the ink and then dip the aqua painter or blender pen in the inked block.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

What ink to use when.

It’s Technique Tuesday! A technique does not look like much of anything without the right ink. So for today I have found a chart for you with what ink to use when. If you have any questions please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Plenty that is happening!

It’s Management Monday! There is plenty going on at the Red Door.

This Saturday the 19th is a Valentine’s Favors Class. If you have not received the invitation please let me know. They went out this weekend.

On the 26th is the Farmers’ Market. Stop by the market and pick up some fresh produce and a greeting card or favor for Valentine’s Day. I will be there at the park (across from AM/PM) in 29 Palms from 8-1.

Also on the 26th is the Organization Class. Come on out on Saturday, January 26 from 4-7:30 pm!  We will be creating several accent pieces for cards so you can get organized for the new year.  Cost is $20 and you will create 6 card bases with backgrounds with a coordinating “sticker” sheet of multiple and varying sentiments.  Please remember no kids, no hubbies, and no mess to clean up.  Please contact me to reserve your seat and for me to cut for you no later than Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm.  See you on the 26th!

If you would like to place an order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB to help Jodi. If you prefer to place your order in person please contact me. The host code for Jodi will be good until Monday at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Friends are important.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today I am breaking up my routine by entertaining one of my daughter’s friends. Friends are important in every stage of life. How do you keep up with friends? Do you have a certain day that you set aside to do lunch or make plans?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.

It’s Sale Saturday! Now is the time to take advantage of the biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration! With every $50 (or $100) purchase you get to pick one exclusive item for FREE!

To order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB to help Jodi earn free items. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. This host code is good until Monday at 7:30.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tipping Point

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward! Have you ever read the book The Tipping Point? It talks about how one person doing one small thing can start a trend which changes an entire town. When I read this many years ago I decided to start looking at things with the perspective of making impact. So every decision I make gets run through my mission statement if you want to call it that. Does this make impact? It doesn’t have to be a big impact, but it needs to make one.

Do you have a filter that you run your decisions through?

When I woke up and started to scroll through I found this quote that I will leave you with. It is by Desmond Tutu.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world.”

Here’s to making this place a better one than the one I found one pebble at a time.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to use the new kit.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I don’t have a new card to show you, I do have a new kit. Today’s project is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is called the Precious Parcel Card Kit. There are 8 cards to be created easily and are cute as anything. They also fit nicely in the envelopes provided in the kit.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/0UzSwvFRFA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When the Tailored Punch Grows Tails!

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember me saying that you need to look at your products upside down, sideways, and backwards to get the most use out of them? Well today I am going to show you how to use the Tailored Punch sideways and create a dove tail. Remember to take a minute when you are creating to look at your products and see what else they can become.



Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to assemble the new cling stamps.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Instead of a technique for a card or project I am going to share how to assemble the new cling stamps. Be aware that once you place the sticker on the stamp there is no re-positioning. Make sure it is straight and lined up before allowing the sticker to touch. Here are some tips and techniques on how to assemble these new stamps.

  • Pop out stamps and leave rubber in tact.
  • Peel back off of rubber.
  • Find corresponding sticker. Do not peel the sticker off the sheet. Just pull the backing off. Place stamp on to the sticker. Do not place the sticker on the stamp. It is easier to position the stamp and to push the sticker on to the stamp.
Peel back.
Peel sticker.
Place stamp on sticker.
Peel up with sticker attached.
Enjoy your assembled stamp.
Keep rubber to keep stamps placed.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂