Letting the paper and dies shine.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to show you how to let the product shine.

For the first card I have let the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper do all the heavy lifting. The marbled background paired with the peony colored with our Stampin’ Blends (Magenta Madness and Just Jade used) makes for a marvelous card front.

And then for the second card I am amazed at how one simple die and an embossing folder can make the entire front of the card.

For this card the Perfect Parcels Dies and the new Brass Foil Sheets were used to create this gorgeous accent. Finish it off with the Die Cutting Machine and the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

For a video on how these two cards were created as well as several other samples please go to https://youtu.be/W-a4YA8Yk2I.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes easy is what you need.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes you just need easy to get you through.

I love that Stampin’ Up! provides easy all the way up to as complicated and advanced as you can think. Well, after doing deliveries all day and needing to get some cards out in the mail I figured let’s do easy. So I pulled out my Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards & Envelopes. Along with the cards and envelopes I grabbed my Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack too. Add in some snips, adhesive, and the In Color Enamel Dots and we are ready to create.

It’s as easy as peel and stick with these card packs. So in less than 30 minutes I had 8 cards finished. 8! If that isn’t easy I don’t what is. 🙂

For the video on how these were created please go to https://youtu.be/UqgtwB5EFHs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Raise it to see it.

It’s Technique Tuesday! If you want a monochromatic card but want to see the last detail raise it. Add some depth to see the different layers.

For this card I used an outer mat that was also white and raised it with Dimensionals. Then I did an inner frame embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. I then cut a small piece of the new Rainbow Glimmer Paper. The sunflower is a fourth of the detailed cut-out of the Sunflower Die. I cut out the middle of the sunflower in Highland Heather and then re-punched with the 1/2″ circle punch. Remember to attach the frame and flower parts with Glue Dots.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dividing papers and punches.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we have tutorials and a video for how to divide your monotonous patterns and how to use the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

For starters you can use a thin piece of ribbon or paper to divide a pattern and break it up. This card uses the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim.

The second card uses the new Lovely Label Pick a Punch to create the background.

For complete instructions and a video please go to https://youtu.be/bU9NMPrjpT8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Punches and buckles.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a decorative border with a punch (you can also use a die) as well as a modified buckle card.

For the card with the punched border. Grab a card base and punch or die cut your border. After stamp your images or sentiments and you are done. So simple, right?

For the modified buckle card…take a card base and a mat. Cut a hole in the mat to create a slot. Take a piece of card stock a little more narrow than the hole created. Cut at least an inch too long and score where it becomes extra. Fold over and this gets tucked under to become your hinge. I lined the inside of my card to hide the hinge.

For a full video on these cards and updates on upcoming events please go to https://youtu.be/RSBP-D2Uk98.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

In Color Sunflowers

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating five cards that showcase the new In Colors. The new In Colors are Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Just Jade, and Magenta Madness. Which color is your favorite?

To create these cards I embossed each of the mats with a different embossing folder. I used from left to right the Old World Paper, Ornate Floral, Hammered Metal, Tasteful Textile, and Parisian Flourish. Each color seemed to remind me of a certain thing that needed that particular embossing folder. For example, Cinnamon Cider just looked like it needed to be crinkled like an old map.

I then die cut a sunflower from the coordinating color as well as a brass or gold foil paper. At the bottom is the coordinating ribbon attached with glue dots and a sentiment attached with mini dimensionals. The final touch is to attach the new In Color Enamel Dots.

For a full video and to create a bonus card with me using a pencil eraser for a stamp please go to https://youtu.be/756MnxuRQDg.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing with a die.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! For you today I have a treat. The tutorial is how to emboss with a die while using the new in colors. So let’s being.

Here are the instructions and measurements to create this.

  • Cut a Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Attach with Snail Adhesive. This is your outer mat.
  • Cut a piece of scrap card stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″. It doesn’t matter what color as this is just to adhere the strips to.
  • Emboss the strips with Many Medallions Dies. You emboss by taking out the adapter plate and replacing it with approximately 5 pieces of card stock. You want the die cutting machine to grab and give an impression but not to cut through. After running all the colors then cut strips.
  • Adhere the strips with Snail Adhesive to the scrap card stock. Trim any excess.
  • Run Basic Black Card Stock and Whisper White Card Stock through the die cutting machine to get the label from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Cut the black label in half to stretch and adhere to the white one. Stamp sentiment from Many Mates Stamp Set to the white one. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Adhere 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.

For complete instructions and to also learn how to create this additional card below please go to https://youtu.be/aB7ZSi46jfI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Simple card finished with a scavenger hunt.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is a simple card that was created last night on the Facebook Live! It is using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper that will be available to you June 3. Here are the measurements for this card.

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut at 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side it is scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut at 3 3/4″ X 5″.
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″.
  • Reverse side of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 1″.
  • Whisper White punched out with Story Label Punch.

To see the video and to see what the scavenger hunt was all about please go to https://youtu.be/286WlCRYeTk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Label and sunflower cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One is something you can create right at home. The other is showcasing new products from the new annual catalog. So, let’s begin.

The label card is a bit different in that it takes the everyday label punch and creates a background instead of just an accent.

For the second card I use the new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. The coordinating dies just make this card pop so easily. These will be available for you on June 3. So put it on your wish list. It’s only on page 13 so make sure you leave room for more.

For complete instructions and the video please go to https://youtu.be/LNRr3_tY_0Q.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Scrappy technique.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are creating a scrappy card today!

One thought before I begin…next week’s Live will have the same format. Here is the exception…I will take comments for the raffle for whatever project I am creating until midnight. It has to be time-stamped on Wednesday. Any comment will be worth one entry. If you complete the simple project with me and post a picture as a comment it will be worth two entries. All right…now to the project.

So we are creating a scrappy card which means, thankfully, there is not a bunch of thinking. Here are the instructions for this card.

  • Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Bermuda Bay Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″. This is your inner mat. Before adhering, cut Foil Peacock Paper to strips and emboss with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere with Snail Adhesive and then adhere inner mat to outer mat.
  • Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink and then cut abstractly. Attach with Mini Dimensionals.
  • Tie bow with 1/4″ Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding and attach with Glue Dot.

For further instruction and a bit of information please go to https://youtu.be/bd7Xx2mOI6Q.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Congratulations Tami O’Brien for winning the card created tonight!