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How to use the new blending brushes.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have 4 cards to show you, 2 cards to create, and one box to stencil. And all of this from two die cuts. Just two. I will be using the succulents bundle and our new foil paper.

For today’s projects you will need:

  • card bases
  • mats
  • die cuts from foil
  • blending brush
  • mint macaron ink pad
  • pear pizzazz ink pad
  • rich razzleberry ink pad
  • basic gray ink pad
  • memento pad

For a complete video with instructions please go to https://youtu.be/x_3hnYavmuA. You will see 4 cards shown, 2 cards created, and a box stenciled.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces and parts.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not originally intended!

In this case I am using the new Succulents Dies to create four different cards with just one die. Not a set of dies, but one die. Are you ready?

So I cut out the background and then used it as a stencil to create this colored background.

Then I used that same background and wiped it off with a paper towel. I then used Mini Glue Dots rolled up and glued it to a different card using the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

I then had one of the runs through the die cut machine that gave me less than what I expected. I had cut the foil paper too small so I didn’t get a full image. Instead I cut the scraps off and created accents.

To see the fourth card, a new box, and how to create the stenciled look please join me at NOON for my Facebook Live or on the replay after.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Blending with a brush.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you how to use a new product of ours called the Blending Brushes. They will be available at the beginning of January and are $12 for a set of 3.

You grab a die cut that is a background or has a big cut-out and a piece of foil, acetate, window sheet, or card stock. You will also need a piece of Whisper White or Basic White Card Stock as well as a Blending Brush. After you cut out your die on the foil then you are ready to begin. Hold the foil die cut over the white card stock. Then use the Blending Brush to swirl color on to the background. In this case I used Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, and Rich Razzleberry for ink.

For complete instructions on this technique please plan on joining me on Wednesday at NOON for the Facebook Live at https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni where I will be demonstrating this. If you can’t make the noon time then plan on catching the replay any time after that.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper and Ribbon Shares are here!

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

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=BGW7KJ3B before tonight at 7:30 pm. If you prefer to order in person please contact me. I am closed for Open Day but will be responding to messages, emails, texts, and calls.

And without further hesitation here are the details for the Paper and Ribbon Shares.

The Paper Share is as follows:

Here is a list of each of the papers you will receive.

  • Love You Always Foil Sheets
  • Love You Always Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • True Love Designer Series Paper
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
  • Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate
  • Dandy Garden
  • Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper
  • Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
  • Sand and Sea Designer Series Paper
  • Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
  • Snail Mail Designer Series Paper
  • Well Suited Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper
  • Flower and Field Designer Series Paper

The Ribbon Share is as follows:

Here is a list of the ribbons you will receive.

  • 3/8″ Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon
  • 3/8″ Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon
  • 3/16″ Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim
  • 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon
  • 3/8″ Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
  • Well Suited Twine Combo Pack

You can order more than one share. Please let me know if the additional share is for you or if you are giving it to another crafter. That way I will know to keep the ribbon at 1 yard each or simply cut at 2 or 3 yards instead.

The shares cannot be combined with Club or any other offer.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Benefits to breaking your routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge for the upcoming week.

Do you ever feel that you need to take a break to get back on track and re-focus? This is great, but remember to tell yourself when to return so your break doesn’t become procrastination and spiral out of control.

I found a great article on 6 benefits of taking a break (https://5bestthings.com/benefits-of-taking-a-break-from-your-routine-life/). If you don’t want to read the whole thing here are the points I found to be intriguing.

  • It reduces stress levels.
  • Enhances your focus and concentration.
  • Improves memory.
  • Keeps you fit.
  • Helps reduce the risk of chronic pain.

For the 6th point and to read the entire article please click the link above.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Year-End Closeout

It’s Sale Saturday! There is not much going on except the Year-End Closeout!

Even if you don’t order you will know what is being retired and what is carrying over.

So take a look and let me know what you need before it’s too late. All items on the closeout are while supplies last.

Here is a link to take a look, https://www.stampinup.com/categories/sales-specials/giant-year-end-closeout.

When do you want to order please use host code BGW7KJ3B or the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=BGW7KJ3B. This link will be good through Monday night at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Not a traditional New Year’s.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will demonstrate how to create an easy and not traditional New Year’s card.

This card uses the Memories and More Card Packs. These packs are designed for scrapbook pages, but can easily be trimmed to fit mats and accents on cards too. For all the measurements and a supply list please go to https://youtu.be/G9JJNgqKido.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Masks or stencils for more than the embossing paste.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Did you know that the masks (some call them stencils) can be used for more than embossing paste?

In this case grab a Stampin’ Blend or two or three and create a background.

Have you tried this? If so, please post a picture of your creation on the facebook page, http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamping on more than paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Did you know that you could stamp on more than just plain card stock? This is why we have different inks.

For normal card stock with no glossy finish just use our classic ink pads.

For glossy card stock use staz-on ink. Currently we don’t sell glossy card stock but I know it’s out there.

For wood (like balsa wood) use memento or staz-on ink. It depends on what you are coloring with. If you are painting with acrylics or staining then staz-on is preferred. If you are coloring in with the blends (alcohol markers) then memento is the best choice.

For glass use staz-on. The higher the quality of glass the better image you will have. If it smeared simply remove quickly after stamping with a magic eraser. Then wash, dry, and try again.

For cork you can use either memento or staz-on but I prefer the staz-on.

For fabric memento works best for what we carry. There are fabric ink pads out there though.

And last, but not least, for handmade paper use our classic inks, memento, or staz-on. It really depends if you are coloring also.

I hope this is enough to keep that creative mojo flowing.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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