Cute tags for jars.

Today’s tutorial is all about tags.  Tags can be used for gift bags, jars, or even an accent on a card.  These tags were made for the VIP night on Tuesday.  To become a part of the VIP night you need to host at least once this year from June to May.  Here’s how to create this tag.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Real red cardstock
  2. Very vanilla cardstock
  3. Stitched shapes framelits dies
  4. Powder pink ink
  5. Real red ink
  6. Very vintage stamp set
  7. Scalloped tag topper punch
  8. Real red ribbon

Directions:

  1. Cut red cardstock at 2″x3″.
  2. Punch with tag topper.
  3. Run through big shot with texture die.
  4. Take vanilla cardstock and stamp lace with pink ink.
  5. Now stamp words of choice with red ink.
  6. Run through with die.
  7. Tie ribbon and attach to jar.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Here’s a bonus…the video from last night.  Facebook Live Video on Details

Backgrounds become texture.

Sometimes adding a little bit of a background can make all the difference in the world.  It can make a dull card or accent become an amazing piece.  For this tag I used our new Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and the coordinating stamp set.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Inlaid cards with a bonus of kicking butt.

Today’s tutorial is on how to create this inlaid card.

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So let’s get to it. 🙂

  1. Start with a card base cut tall instead of our regular.  Instead of cutting at 5 1/2 inches cut instead at 4 1/4″.  Then score at 5 1/2 ” and not 4 1/4″.  Thick white is used here.
  2. Then cut a mat at 5 x 3 3/4″ out of whisper white.  To cut the dragonfly use the dragonfly framelit (outline).  After cutting the outline then place the cutout with the detailed die over it.  Run through the Big Shot.
  3. After cutting the dragonfly from the white mat, then take your words of choice and apply to the stamparatus.  Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black are used here.
  4. To assemble, glue (snail adhesive) the designer series paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ to the white mat.  Then glue to the card base.  Now glue the detailed piece to inlay.
  5. Enjoy your card!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

P.S.  As a bonus here is a video and sneak peek for the new stamp set Enjoy Life.  Enjoy Life Video

Inlaid detail.

Sometimes the details are what matter.  For this technique you need a framelit (outline die) and a matching detail die.  If you don’t have a matching one you can use a bigger detail one and overlay to get a similar look.

Make sure to cut the framelit out first.  Then lay the cut out down and position the detailed die as desired.  This will result in an inlaid look.

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For complete instructions for this card tune in on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mother’s Day Card

Last night was a good, and long, Facebook Live.  I showed many of the new products from the new annual catalog and created a Mother’s Day card.  If you would like to see all of this on video please go to YouTube video of Live.

So for now I will show you the card.

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This has the thick white cardstock as the base.  The new 6×6 paper is the mat.  The accents are in whisper white.  They are die cut with a new die and trimmed and punched with the new trio punch.  The stamp is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings and the metallic pearls are also new.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Outlining while punching.

Have you ever wanted a clean line around the edge of your punched image?  If you sponge after you just seem to get the whole image inked?  Try outlining the image before you punch.  Here’s how…

  1. Grab a piece of cardstock and stamp whatever image you want.
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  3. Grab whatever color marker and depending on how fine a line is what tip you will use. (Brush tip used here.)
  4. When outlining make sure to pinch the paper so it doesn’t move, but doesn’t cut.20180508_072322_wm
  5. Now punch or cut out.20180508_072332_wm
  6. Make sure to wipe ink off of edges of punch.  I used a baby wipe.

Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape can look like a glaze.

Today’s card is easy and looks like it has an expensive glaze over it.  It’s just tape.  Yes, tape.  Here’s how to do it and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

Whisper White Thick Cardstock for Base

Basic Black Cardstock

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pearlized Doily

Shimmery White Cardstock

Clear Mailing Tape

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stampin’ Blends

Snail Adhesive

Dimensionals

Staz-on ink

Directions

Cut cardbase to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side.

Glue with snail adhesive the black mat (5 X 3 3/4 inches) to the base.

Glue with snail adhesive the designer paper (4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches) to the black mat.

Glue with snail adhesive the pearlized doily after cutting in half.

For the accent or focal piece:

  1. Ink with staz-on the stamp of your choice (Beautful You used here).
  2. Place clear tape over inked image and rub to transfer.
  3. Place tape on to shimmery white cardstock.
  4. Die cut with stitched shapes.
  5. Color with stampin’ blends.
  6. Place four dimensionals to the back, peel, and place.

Here is the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/QcJNSG_vSzk

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape is for more than holding things together.

Have you ever thought to stamp on a piece of tape?  Me either.  Grab your staz-on ink and cleaner and get going.  You will need masking tape as well as clear mailing tape.

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Ink your stamp with staz-on and then place your tape adhesive side down on top of the inked image.  Rub lightly.  Take the tape off and place on your mat or card.

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For a complete tutorial and to see the finished cards please come back Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes messy is what is needed.

When I went to OnStage I saw one of the presenters create a background by smearing or swiping their stamp across a glossy paper.  That got me to thinking.  I can create movement with only two dimensions.  So I took some glossy cardstock and basic black ink and did the unthinkable.  I smeared my ink.  Here is the result.

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The supplies needed for this card are white thick cardstock for the base, basic black cardstock for the mat, glossy cardstock for the second mat, and whisper white cardstock for the accent or badge.  I used basic black ink to stamp all parts and snail to adhere.

Here is the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2JffVeAFqI

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces to make a whole.

Sometimes pieces can make a great whole.  In this case squares and some gold dots become a great background.  Without these gold dots the background looks fairly plain.

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Remember that the details matter.  Remember that even though you might be thinking you are only making a small impact it is probably bigger than you think.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂