The air is crisp.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! The air is starting to turn crisp in the mornings and evenings here. Fall is in the air. With autumn comes caramel apples and preparation for Halloween.

So for today’s creation I am making some cute spiders and a caramel apple pop cover.

To watch and learn how to create these cute treats please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tiERMlpbwI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Washi tape card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! It’s time to create a quick washi tape card with a floral pansy.

Take your card base and cut a mat (Feels Like Frost Specialty 6X6 Designer Series Paper used here) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Then take the same color as your card base (Whisper White used here) and cut an additional mat to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″. Stick the washi tape on the white card stock in a pattern of your choice. (Tip: Make sure to leave at least 1/4″ of washi tape to tuck under the back side of the card stock.)

To see how the flower was done and the card was completed please go to the video at https://youtu.be/RmTjYuzCw-c.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using only part of the die.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to use part of the die to create a unique background or mat. With this you will also need a piece of Designer Series Paper.

To start, you will need your card base. Then have a mat cut no larger than 5″ X 3 3/4″. This mat needs to be out of Designer Series Paper or some form of pattern. If you don’t want a pattern then you can stamp on card stock to create a background or run through an embossing folder to get a bunch of texture. After you choose your patterned paper you can glue it down.

Then you will get plain card stock that coordinates in color. You will want to trim it about a quarter of an inch larger than your mat. In this case I took the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and placed on the edge to create a separated mat. You can use any larger die that has an edge to it. Tip: You might want to pick a die with stitching or some kind of built in texture to add interest.

Then, lastly, you will add some embellishments, gems, and the sentiment.

To view this on video please go to https://youtu.be/4Aqa93Y03y4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes the paper takes the cake.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes the Designer Series Paper needs to just take the focus. In this case the paper from the Frosted Suite takes the cake. This card is created very simply from the stamps and dies from this suite. Add a touch of vellum and you have a winner.

To watch the video please go to https://youtu.be/LKKQxrZBa4k.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back to school card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we sing “inch worm, inch worm…”. Did that just play in your head?

As everyone is getting ready for back to school (unless you have survived it) I am going back to the drawing board. Today’s card has a chalkboard or blackboard for the mat. I thought about that last night as I was shooting the Live, are there even chalkboards any longer? Or is everything a dry erase board or even a smart board. Nevertheless, here’s a chalkboard with an inch worm for back to school.


He’s easy to create. Grab a white card base, daffodil delight mat, basic black inner mat, and some scraps of granny apple green. Add a chalk marker and some google eyes and you are ready to go.

In the video, not only do I show you how to make this card, but I also show you some more new products from the Holiday Catalog. Come pick up your copy at the Open House on Saturday! Here’s the video link…https://youtu.be/U3oSMZ67asQ

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mini curvy boxes, bells, and more!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I know it’s August but around here it’s beginning to look like the fall and Christmas. Or maybe I’m just hoping for cooler weather.

For today I am showing you the new mini curvy boxes and they even have bells on. 🙂

The tag is colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers and the balls on the toes are touched with our new Shimmery Crystal Effects.

To look at more products or how these were created please go to https://youtu.be/vxWXw7wCRA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Only a little Christmas.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s card is created by only having a little bit of Christmas stamps. The Holiday Catalog is coming!

To learn how to create this card please go to https://youtu.be/fwrWMt-GQ5M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wintery watercolor with a hint of glitter.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am creating an elegant, almost all white Christmas card for you. I start with a Thick Whisper White Card Base. Then I cut a mat out of the Watercolor Paper and a reindeer from the dies in Whisper White Card Stock. I use the Aqua Painter to create the watercolor wash and then add a bit of glitz to it with the Wink of Stella. I also wash the deer in Wink of Stella. And then, the final touch, is to add some of the Frosted Epoxy Drops.

If you would like to watch the creation on video please go to https://youtu.be/rmHlgFbPnig.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Simple yet elegant.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes simple is best. Take this elegant card that uses one die to create a frame. This is from the Petal Labels Dies.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you are out of envelopes.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever run out of envelopes? Then make an envelope card. This is where you take a piece of Designer Series Paper and create an envelope around your card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂