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.


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


  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

Inlaid cards with a bonus of kicking butt.

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


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

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.


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 🙂

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


Staz-on ink


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:

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

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.


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…

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New product and how to use it.

On last night’s Facebook Live I showcased the new Show What You Love Suite.  While I hopefully captured some of the textures and colors in the video nothing replaces seeing it in real life.  If you would like to take a look before determining if you want to order it please contact me.  It’s worth a look in real life.

But for now we will sit here with photos of the cards I created last night.


The technique on the left is called the kissing technique.  This is done by inking a background or more solid stamp.  Then you take whatever detail you want to highlight and stamp that in to the already inked background stamp.  Then stamp as normal.

To watch and get a glimpse of the other card and products please go to

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When Stampin’ Up! Meets Vegas!

I finally have an original thought.  I don’t believe I have actually seen this idea anywhere.  I used the Fruit Basket Stamp Set with coordinating mini punches to create a slot machine card.  I am so excited that it is an original.

Here is the link to view the tutorial…

And here is the photo of the finished card.  Enjoy!


Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lots of cards this week.

Lots of cards are being created this week.  Lots and lots.  Why?  I am getting ready for OnStage of course.  Here is a photo of my swap.


And here are the video links (sorry my internet cut out so there are two videos) on how to make it with a bonus of the stamparatus.

And part 2 to finish it up.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Watercolor pencils and aqua painters, oh my.

I’ve had so much fun with the alcohol markers that I don’t know if we have forgotten about other ways to color.  There are blender pens to be used with the ink pads, re-inkers, or watercolor pencils.  There are the regular stampin’ write markers.  And finally, there are the watercolor pencils with the aqua painter.  For this card learn some new tips and tricks for using the pencils with the painter.


For the video tutorial please go to

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂