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 🙂

Sale-A-Bration has started!

It’s Sale Saturday and the Sale-A-Bration has begun! Are you part of it? Do you have your copy of the new catalogs?

If you don’t please contact me so I can get them to you.

On top of the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration I have a couple of promotions of my own.

First…the paper and/or ribbon shares. Do you want every piece of every new Designer Series Paper? Are you more of a ribbon fan? Then take a look at the new shares and let me know how many you would like.

And last, but not least, the Big Shot Promotion. If you already have the Big Shot you can still take advantage of this promotion. This is good for someone with a large wishlist or a crafter wanting the Big Shot.

If you would like to order online please use host code ZKCAKSPB. This code will be good through Monday night at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me via email, text, message, phone, or drop in on Monday during Open Times (10:30-12:30 or 5:30-7:30).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Let the paper talk.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day that I let the backgrounds speak for themselves. Sometimes I look at a piece of Designer Series Paper and say that is too busy. Instead look at how you can cut pieces out to make accents. It might be too busy as a whole but in pieces it could be beautiful. Or simply let the background speak for itself.

Sometimes the paper is busy enough to speak for itself. So when you look at the paper make sure to look at it as a whole, in pieces, or on its own.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Take your pick is a great pick up.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! While the Take Your Pick Tool is intended for picking up things like embellishments and little bits I am not sure it is intended for pulling things out of nooks and crannies. If you have a punched out piece that gets stuck consider using your tool. It grabs it without bending a corner.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Technique Tuesday!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you know how to attach a card to a gift bag? Take a piece of card stock at least an inch wider than the card. Then punch a narrow window so the card can hang. Make sure the card matches since it will be a large part of the decoration for the bag.

Lily Bag

If you would like to create this project on Friday please drop by Desert Rebel.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale Saturday!

It’s Sale Saturday! The Year-End Closeout is almost over. Just a couple more days and then it is on to spring with the new catalog. If you would like to order please use host code HSGHDU3K by Wednesday at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

You have today to let me know if you are coming to the New Year’s Party. You will get first chance at the retiring products for a BOGO sale! The New Year’s Party is this Monday from 4-9:30. Drop in when you like and stay as long as you like.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create a lily card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the card that will be created at the New Year’s Eve Party on Monday.

Gingham Lily Cards

If you would like to get your hand on some new product then plan on stopping in on Monday. If you do not have an invitation please let me know.

In the meantime you can watch this video on how to create these cards. https://youtu.be/czVe9b-aJQA

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making dies a different shape.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever wished that the big detailed die was in a different shape? Well then make it so. Cut the larger die with the detail in it and then run again with the correct shape. You will have the texture that you want along with the shape you desire. It’s a little more work but it will be exactly what you want.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping on tile.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Don’t forget that our ink works on tile, glass, fabric, and more. In this case Early Espresso was used to stamp the deer on a tumbled travertine tile that was not glazed. After it was clear-coated it was allowed to dry for about an hour.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂