Snowy backgrounds with water.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we create a snowy background with water. No ink, just water.

So first you will need your card stock. If you are following the sample you will need a thick white card base, night of navy mat, and whisper white card stock for the snowman. Take your night of navy mat and spritz with water. Sprinkle white embossing powder on the card stock and heat. Stamp your snowman and punch out. For further details please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm5S8n5Kd8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A bookmark and a card together.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today watch the video as I create a bookmark within a card. This card uses the 6X6 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper as a focal piece.

For full instructions and a tip on how to stick the bookmark temporarily please go to https://youtu.be/mo83nTQ8FbE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Acetate box is for more than cards.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip.

Soon it will be time to dash out the door and head off to Grandma’s for that infamous turkey dinner. What will you bring? Grab an acetate box and tape it shut on the bottom. Then grab a clear bag. Fill the bag with some of your favorite small candies. (Make sure to leave enough to have a few yourself.) Then place inside the box. Decorate the box with a cute turkey, feathers, something festive. Now, hurry, you might already be late. Safe travels to you.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Frosted Flossing

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are talking about frosted flossing today and it’s not the dance. I am taking the Feels Like Frost Paper and creating an elegant card. The floss comes in when I am gathering the ribbon.

To learn more on how to create this card and the middle of it too please go to https://youtu.be/ayJRICOwbGU.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to be the same but different.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating Christmas cards with the Peacock Foils and the Perfectly Plaid paper with the Pine Tree Punch. They are super easy to create and look how fast they come together.

To watch the video and learn how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/V88OOeL5m-M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want an image that is more concave you will want the back of the folder where it is blank or the copyright is displayed.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, Mossy Meadow Mat, Blue Peacock Foil Paper for inner mat, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper with the ornament punch, and ribbon.

For full instructions and the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9n_-Sr2PI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Not a card but a trimmer instead.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Instead of giving you a tutorial for a card or project I am giving you a walk through and review of the new paper trimmer. So take a listen and have a look at our new product coming soon to you.

If you want it before then you need to sign up to be a demonstrator. You don’t need to do all that I do so ask me for more details.

Here’s the link to the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuYebNadLM.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes easy is what gets it done.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes easy is the only thing that will get it done when you are in a time crunch. If you need a quick favor for Halloween for your co-workers or for your kid’s class then think about the coffin boxes. With some tear and tape and ribbon you are off to the races. (You will probably need some candy too.)

Just remember to give enough time for them to get here. If you are thinking of doing these don’t wait and contact me to order now.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape is for more than sticking something together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever gotten glitter into your ink pad? I have. I have scraped, begged, and pleaded to no avail. But I didn’t know this tip at the time.

Take packing or mailing tape and roll it up like you would if you were getting lint off your clothes. Then grab the glitter off the pad much like you would the lint. Here are a couple of tips. Make sure it is the clear mailing tape. Masking or duct tape leave adhesive on the pad. You might want to also have an ink refill handy after you get done cleaning your pad.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When veins are a good thing.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are talking about veins and the fact that you want to see them. Yes, since it is fall it is all about leaves.

Some of our dies cut and also emboss at the same time. The sample used here is from Nature’s Root. First cut the outline or frame of the leaf out. Then grab the inner embossing details for the same shape. Lay this die with the raised edges down to ink first (Mossy Meadow used here). Then place on card stock being careful to not smudge the ink. Run through Die Cutting Machine.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂