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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

Tulips for a birthday.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s card is simple but using all new products. So, shall we begin?

You will start with a thick white card base cut at 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side you will score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base once folded in half.

Then you will cut a mat at 5″ X 3 3/4″ from the 6X6 Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. Attach with Snail Adhesive.

Last, but not least, you will stamp from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set a tulip and stem with Lovely Lipstick and Garden Green Inks. Cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. For the words you will stamp in Bermuda Bay Ink and punch out with the Classic Label Punch. Adhere to the mat with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.

Now go mail it!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. If you would like to see last night’s Live the link is https://youtu.be/6PKyFG-OFv8.

Peanut brittle and a bag!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Did you make it to the Christmas party? Do you wish you had the tutorial for the cute bag we made or the yummy peanut brittle? Even if you didn’t make it you will not want to miss out.

So here is the recipe for the peanut brittle recipe.

And here are the directions for the bag.

Take two 12X12 pieces of the same paper.

Score at two inches and at ten inches.

Turn 90 degrees.

Score at three inches and at nine inches.

Do this on both pieces of paper.

Cut the corners out of one of the pieces of paper.

On the other piece of paper make sure to only cut across to the score line.

Tip: Make sure you have the paper the same way so as to not have an abstract bag.

If you want a taller bag then cut on the three inch side. You will need to trim the side flaps down by almost half.

Use Tear and Tape to glue together.

Punch holes for ribbon.

Tip: Choose ribbon that is fairly wide so the knot doesn’t pull through.

Here is a screenshot of the instructions more visually.

Please note that the measurements are different in the pictures.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using scraps for an accent.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is rather easy but I don’t know if you have thought of it. Take your scraps and create a focal point or accent. To create a shape use washi tape or a die to create a stencil. All you need is a good pair of scissors and a box of glue dots and you are off to the races.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Ornaments for favors.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating a tic tac favor box that can also double as an ornament. So get out your Paper Trimmer and let’s get started.

You will need a piece of card stock cut at 2″ X 9″. You will score at 4 3/16″ and then flip and score again at the same measurement. Punch the ends with a tag topper punch. Decorate and then string a ribbon through to create a cute, but useful, ornament.

For how to make this favor as well as a snowman one please watch at https://youtu.be/8fnNqdGW6e4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to create an ornament.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create an ornament. You will need about 3 hours. This is not constant creating, but you need time for the paint to dry.

First, purchase a piece of wood and either drill a hole for the ribbon to go through or use a crop-a-dile to punch one. Grab some white acrylic paint and brush some on. Allow to dry. You will only need one thin coat. This is just so the surface does well with ink. If you don’t paint then the ink tends to bleed.

After the paint dries then you can stamp your background. Then you can attach your accent and embellishment.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!

Speckle backgrounds without the mess.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create a speckle background without the mess.

For this card you will need a card base cut at 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. The Merry Merlot card stock mat is cut to 5 1/4″ X 4″ and attached with Snail Adhesive. The Whisper White card stock inner mat is cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″ and attached with Snail Adhesive. Before attaching take your Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker and flick the ink on to the background. Then attach.

Cut out the deer from Detailed Deer Dies with Gold Glimmering Paper. Attach with Dimensionals. The Gold Gems are from the Christmastime Suite.

For a complete video please go to https://youtu.be/7h55nYuodUk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂