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Thick Card Stock is not just for cards!

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I am talking about card stock, the thick type to be exact.

I know you hear me say that the Thick Basic White or the Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock is great for card bases. And that I love the fact that you can’t see the bumps from the pen after writing the note in your card. Well, not only is the Thick Card Stock great for cards but it also works amazingly for 3D projects. You have to score beforehand with a stylus or the Paper Trimmer. You can’t just fold, but it is worth it. Boxes, favors, etc. are so much more sturdy with that extra weight.

So before you cut all of your Thick Card Stock for card bases leave a few sheets whole.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

A large stamp can have a small impact.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to talk to you about background stamps and a few ways to use them. The stamp in question is called Wild Roses.

With any background or large stamp there are several ways to use it. You can leave the stamp in its entirety. You can stamp the entire image and then cut it up. You can punch or die cut it into shapes. And last, but not least, you can ink only a corner and only use a portion.

For this project I used the stamped image and cut it into panels as well as stamping only a portion.

To see this technique demonstrated please tune in tomorrow night at 7 pm on http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Card Class, Pay It Forward Event, and More!

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

There is an order going in tonight! Please use the link http://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=MTVR76CW by Monday, May 10th at 7:30 pm! This helps me to continue to reward you and do giveaways for the birthday club, VIP Events, Open Houses, and more. This also gets you the materials to create this project.

Come pick up your catalog, craft, shop, pick up an order, or simply say hello. Consumables are available for the project you are working on at cost. Non-consumables such as ink, stamps, punches, and dies are available at no cost to you. Please bring your own adhesive and card stock. See you soon!

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If you missed the Open House then please either stop by for the Open Day (times are below) or contact me for your pick up appointment for the new catalog.

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Read about the In Color Challenge that runs through May 15 at https://stampingwithjoni.com/2021/04/26/in-color-challenge/.

The Card Class invitation is out! Tonight is the RSVP deadline for Thursday’s class so don’t wait to reserve your seat!

Save the date for the first Pay It Forward Event happening on Saturday, May 22 from 10-2!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

It’s time to rejuvenate.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest and recharge so you are ready for the week.

Today I want to talk about rejuvenation. Rejuvenate simply means to make young or youthful again. It also means to give new vigor to. (according to Merriam-Webster)

Have you seen someone that is so tired and exhausted that they look haggard and aged before their time? So I want to remind you to periodically rest to regain that bounce in your step.

And how do we get that enthusiasm or spring back in our walk? Well, if you google rejuvenate you will find a whole bunch of pictures of floor cleaner as well as others. The others are what peaked my curiosity. Most of the other photos were of people relaxing but still being stimulated. One person was reading a book, another getting a massage, and so on.

I guess it depends on what part of your body you need to rest. If it’s your muscles you might want to take a long bath or get a massage. If you need to escape then reading a book seems to be a good option. Whatever you choose know that it is helping you to bounce back so that you can continue to live your life with fervor.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

The new catalog is live and so are the bonuses!

It’s Sale Saturday!

So hopefully you got some good deals at the BOGO Sale! If you missed out please plan on coming out to get some great deals on retired products at Belfield Hall in Landers. I will be at the hall on Saturday, May 8 from 10-2. I will have handmade items, retired product, Paper Pumpkin kits, adhesive, greeting cards, and more.

There is also a host bonus for May! If you order or buy $250 or more in product you get the normal 10% of host rewards and a $25 bonus! Please let me know ASAP as my weekends are already full and I am now booking during the week!

And, if that’s not enough, when you choose to get a discount you also get an additional $25 FREE in your Starter Kit and FREE shipping. Ask me more about this!

If you would like to order online please use the link https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=MTVR76CW. This link will be good through Monday at 7:30 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Giving back with a coffee.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.

How many times have you bought a gift card for someone? How many times have you bought the before mentioned gift card without a thought? Did you know that by purchasing a $25 Starbucks gift card with this link, https://www.starbucks.com/gift/category/military-month, you can give back $5 to Blue Star Families and Operation Gratitude. The $5 will be split evenly between the two organizations. So if you are thinking of treating someone to a coffee (or two) then please consider doing so by giving back.

Here’s the link to the post for this article, https://www.facebook.com/groups/OGInAction/permalink/776173656367686. This link has the link for the entire press release as well as the purchasing link.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Coloring with dies and beauty of the earth.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! For today’s card I am showing you how to color with dies and use tags as your focal point.

You will need:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock
  • Evening Evergreen Card Stock
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper
  • Basic White Card Stock
  • Magnet
  • Evening Evergreen Ink Pad
  • Oval Occasions Cling Stamp Set
  • Clear Blocks
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tailored Tags Dies
  • Gold Simply Elegant Trim
  • Stampin’ Seal +

For complete instructions and to see an alternate card please go to https://youtu.be/LLUtxtW5q_k.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Tags as a focal point.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today instead of a tag being the accent or side note it is going to be the focal point.

I cut two Tailored Tags from the new dies, but inked them before. I then tied some gold Simply Elegant Trim between the two to “tie” it all together.

Watch tonight at 7 pm on the Live to see how this is done.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Coloring with your dies.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to show you something completely different. I’m not sure you have seen this before. I want to show you how to color with your dies. Yes, your dies.

First, you get a die that you want to be outlined in a color. Then you dip it in a color of your choice. Be very careful to just set it down as to not cut the ink pad. Here’s the trick…to not get your fingers full of ink while pulling it up. You can use the putty side of the Take Your Pick Tool and a tweezers to help with this. Then place on your card stock making sure to not slide the inked die around. Run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as usual. You will have a perfectly colored outline afterwards.

To clean everything simply wipe with a rag and some of the Stampin’ Mist cleaner, a baby wipe, or rinse under cold water at the sink.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

Host Codes, New Catalog, Craft Fair, and More!


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

There is an order going in tonight! Please use the linkΒ http://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=AYRFVFM9Β by Monday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm! This helps me to continue to reward you and do giveaways for the birthday club, VIP Events, Open Houses, and more. This also gets you the materials to create this project.

Come pick up your catalog, craft, shop, pick up an order, or simply say hello. Consumables are available for the project you are working on at cost. Non-consumables such as ink, stamps, punches, and dies are available at no cost to you. Please bring your own adhesive and card stock. See you soon!

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If you missed the Open House then please either stop by for the Open Day (times are below) or contact me for your pick up appointment for the new catalog.

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Read about the In Color Challenge that runs through May 15 at https://stampingwithjoni.com/2021/04/26/in-color-challenge/.

Did you miss the BOGO Sale? Do you need supplies or a cute card? Then plan on coming out to Landers for an indoor craft fair. I will be there Saturday. Just don’t forget your mask.

Save the date for Card Class happening on Thursday, May 13 or Saturday, May 15.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni πŸ™‚

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