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 🙂

Memorial Day, Virtual Open House, and More!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

I am closed today for Memorial Day but I want to leave you with something touching for this somber day. Click the link to hear a great tribute to today, https://youtu.be/sWjVo3f5zfM.

If you still need a catalog please contact me ASAP! I will be holding the virtual Open House on Wednesday night during the Facebook Live so you will want your catalog before that.

I am waiting to see what the future holds for June’s Card Class and even maybe the Rubber Rummage Sale. As soon as I know more I will announce via Facebook and email. Once we go into Stage 3 (hair salons and gyms open back up) then classes will most likely resume.

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!

Look at my mats.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Remember a few days ago how I wrote about the importance of mats and bringing focus to what you want? It’s okay if you don’t, but I thought some of you might remember. So for today I am creating a simple Mother’s Day (this Sunday) or birthday card for you.

Here are the dimensions and instructions for this card going from out to center.

  • 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 Grapefruit Grove Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. This is your outer mat. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″. This is your outer patterned mat. Attach with Snail Adhesive after attaching ribbon with Glue Dots.
  • Cut Grapefruit Grove Card Stock to 3 1/4″ X 2″. This is your inner mat. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 3″ X 1 3/4″. This is your accent piece. With Timeless Tulips Stamp Set stamp your stem and leaves in Pear Pizzazz, tulip in Grapefruit Grove, and sentiment in Basic Gray. After stamping attach with Dimensionals. Tip: Pay attention to where you placed the original Dimensionals to not stack them. Then you won’t have any concave spots by spreading out the Dimensionals.
  • Place bling if wanted. In the video the Champagne Rhinestones were used.

To watch the video please go to https://youtu.be/-sSZ4xcbiB8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

5 cards in less than 30 minutes.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am creating 5 cards for happy mail from the new giveback set for Covid-19. For $12 you will get 15 pages of digital stamps. Digital stamps are exclusive images that you can print on card stock. These make for quick and easy cards. All of the $12 goes to help fight Covid-19. No one gets commission, not even the artists. To order this set please go to http://covid19.stampinup.com.

Here are the cards.

For a look at the 15 pages of images as well as how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/j7NFLhvsvrA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A card in technicolor!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are painting in technicolor or neon. Are you ready for bright and cheery? Well, here we go.

First you will need a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut with the Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side you will score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.

Second, trim a piece of Granny Apple Green Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. Attach with Snail Adhesive. This is your mat.

Third, trim a piece of Basic Black Card Stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″. Ink your stamp from the Ornate Style Set with Versamark Ink. Stamp and then quickly sprinkle generously with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use the Heat Tool to melt the powder or crystals. Once cool then color with Stampin’ Blends on the white only. After coloring then attach with Snail Adhesive to mat.

And last, but not least, take a scrap of the Granny Apple Green Card Stock and stamp your sentiment (Butterfly Gala Stamp Set used here) with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Trim with Snips and attach to inner mat with Mini Dimensionals.

For complete instructions please see the video at https://youtu.be/EgI-wdjxmyQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to stretch or shrink a die.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Have you ever ordered a die and had it not line up with the words that you wanted to use? Do you wish that it is a little narrower, longer, or shorter? Well, let’s learn how to stretch or shrink those dies, shall we?

When you are running dies through the machine I tell you to have your platform and cutting plates even so the pressure is distributed across everything the same. Well, in this case I am going to tell you to keep the bottom platform and cutting plate even, but not the top one. Figure out where you want the die to stop cutting and put the end of your plate there. It will pop when that plate finishes going through so you will know it has stopped cutting. Then turn everything around and “connect” the die so it stops cutting on the side you just cut. This will finish the image for you.

Make sure to check out the video on this technique at https://youtu.be/I3hx5m9HW-4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bunny card for Easter.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s creation is this cute, flowery bunny!

To create this card here are the steps.

  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock with a Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Terracotta Tile Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. This is your mat. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a piece of Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″. This is your inner mat. Attach to the mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out two ovals, a larger circle, and a smaller one with the Stitched Shapes Dies. The paper used was Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. This is your bunny. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Inside I stamped Happy Easter in Terracotta Tile Ink and the bunny in Basic Gray Ink from the stamp set Welcome Easter.

For a full video on this card and other announcements please go to https://youtu.be/GyhivNBYRDI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making a background from dies.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day I am creating a background from several cut out die labels from the new Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Take a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock and cut with a Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Take a piece of Basic Black Card Stock and cut to 4″ X 5 1/4″. This is your mat. Do not attach to the card base at this time.
  • Cut 4 filigree labels from Ornate Layers Dies. Cut one label in half by Snips or Scissors. Attach with Snail Adhesive to the black mat. Trim edges off with Snips.
  • Attach accent piece of white label with black insert with Dimensionals.

For full instruction and to see the Ornate Garden Suite please go to the video at https://youtu.be/8eTPcnvD72M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂