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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

Embossing without stray dots.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s topic is how to emboss without stray dots.

You will want to get an Embossing Buddy or in a pinch you can use a used dryer sheet. Please make sure it is used. If it is new it will leave too much residue on your card stock.

Rub your Embossing Buddy on your card stock you want to emboss on. Then stamp with Versamark and quickly sprinkle with your embossing powder of choice. Use your Heat Tool to melt the powder to emboss.

The Painted Poppies Stamp Set was used to create this embossed border. For full directions, video, etc. please join me for my Live tomorrow at NOON!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s all about the poppies!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating cards with the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.

  • Take Thick Whisper White Card Stock and cut to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″.
  • Cut Blackberry Bliss Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″ and attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Cut Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to about 4 1/2″ (enough to go around the mat and attach in the back). Stamp texture from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set on the ribbon. Attach with Glue Dots and then attach the mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White Card Stock with Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad. Run through Die Cutting Machine with Painted Labels Dies.
  • Attach gems.

If you would like to create these cards and get your own Painted Poppies Stamp Set be watching tomorrow as a new Stamp of the Month class will debut with the new catalog tomorrow.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When it’s not the right color dye it.

It’s Technique Tuesday! I would encourage you to always purchase the white one along with all the colors you want. What am I talking about? I am talking about the ribbon, tassles, or paper that you purchase. On top of all the colors you want I would also encourage you to purchase a white one. By buying in white that allows you so much more flexibility.

With a few drops of the appropriate re-inker, a container, and some rubbing alcohol or water you have a whole new embellishment in front of you.

For example, the Best Dressed Tassels on page 55 of the new Mini Catalog, are great because Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock coordinate with so much. But the white tassels can be dyed easily with a quick few drops, some alcohol or water, and a container. Just dip, wait a few seconds, and let dry.

Here it is in white.
Black.
And the petal pink.

It is just that simple to change the look. For a deeper color just let the product soak longer.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Gift card envelopes from card stock.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today instead of showing you how to create an entire project I figured I could show you how to create a gift card holder. With shipping at the postal service going up for packages starting in January I thought some of you might opt for the gift card instead. So here’s how to create a gift card pocket for any card, tag, or project.

Start with a coordinating piece of card stock or designer series paper.

Cut the card stock to 2″ X 4 1/4″. Score 1/4″ in from three of the four edges.

Then take your 1″ circle punch and punch a semi circle notch so it is easy to pull the card out.

You will then take your snips (scissors) and cut out the little corners.

Last, but not least, grab your tear and tape and attach to your project.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper for chargers.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Are you setting your table for Christmas dinner? Did you forget the chargers and now don’t have a proper place setting? Use your paper instead.

Grab your Designer Series Paper to decorate your place setting.

Happy Crafting!

Merry Christmas!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂