Quilting with paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Since last night’s Live was about the sale and I didn’t create, I made something new this morning.  I “quilted” a card for you.  I used the Tailored Punch, Cookie Cutter Stamp Set with punch, and the Classic Label Punch.  Pick any Christmas paper (here I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper) and get punching.

I started in the middle and worked my way out.

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After covering the entire mat, I flipped it over and trimmed the excess with scissors.

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After trimming the excess I was left with a mat that looks like this.

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To finish the card and pull the color of the mat in, I stamped santa and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink.  Santa is popped up by dimensionals.  Everything else is glued by snail adhesive.  Don’t forget the metallic pearls to finish it off.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tons of Discounts!

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Instead of a single product today I figured we would focus on a bunch.  I think Stampin’ Up! may have lost its mind since there are three full pages of discounts for this year-end closeout.  I know we normally don’t talk sales for Wednesday, but I don’t want you to miss this.

I think the easiest way to find out what is on sale is through pictures so here is the link for all the pictures.

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10090/year-end-closeout

If for some reason the link does not work for you…

  1.  Go to www.jonidaniel.stampinup.net
  2. Click on shop now.
  3. Click on year end closeout.

Happy Crafting! (and shopping)

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cutting for effect.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  You can mask a project but sometimes the lines get blurred or just don’t come out as clean and crisp as you would like them.  Instead of trying to mask, just cut.  If you cut your card stock before stamping you are guaranteed a clean edge.  You will need a scrap of card stock to create a base to glue the two together again.  A ribbon takes care of the cut and creates a cohesive image.

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If you want to try this technique then come to Card Class!  I am taking RSVP’s for Saturday’s morning session (9-12) and the afternoon one (3-6) until Wednesday night.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

There is lots going on this week.

It’s Management Monday!  There is quite a bit going on this week so I think I will list it out for you.

Monday — There is open time at the studio.  Remember that the times have changed.  It is still 10:30-12:30 am but the evening session changed.  The evening is now 5:30-7:30.

Tuesday — Card Class in 29!

Wednesday — Betty’s Card Class (different ones from Tuesday) in Yucca Valley

Thursday — Card Class in Yucca Valley

Friday — Drop in and create an ornament at Desert Rebel any time from 2-5 pm.

Saturday — Card Class in 29!  Remember that there are 2 sessions, morning and afternoon.

The RSVP is still open for many of these sessions so please contact me for more information.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

So grateful to be still.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  In the last few days Joel (hubbie) and I have had some pretty big events.

Joel coordinated the first ever Tuba Christmas for our area.  There were about 20 players, merchandise, registration, spectators, and volunteers.  It was a great night for music with perfect weather (55 degrees and virtually no wind).  Congratulations to your first of many events.

Yesterday I was at the Yucca Valley Community Center for the Holiday Craft Faire.  It was one of the biggest fairs I have attended for quite some time.  There were pictures with Santa, candy canes, snow to be played in, and crafters galore.  It was steady people all day long and a great event.

But now I sit here with my feet up in my pajamas and I am so grateful to be still.  It feels so good to be still (at least for a little while).  I have a craft room to clean up and inventory to be taken before tomorrow.  But for now, I am still.  I get to enjoy my tea (no coffee for me) in peace.

What is your activity you enjoy doing before everyone gets up and your world starts moving?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Year-End Closeout

It’s Sale Saturday!  So it wouldn’t be with the theme of today to not talk about the next sale.  Yes, the next one.  Yes, we just finished one.

Thank you for all that participated in the Extravaganza Sale.

Now I am waiting to get more information on what is being carried over from the Holiday Catalog and what is retiring.  The Year-End Closeout will be a sale on what is retiring from the Holiday Catalog.  It will be while supplies last.  I don’t know how good the discounts are going to be or how fast things will sell out.

So if it is a must I would get it before the 5th so it doesn’t sell out.  If it’s a “nice to have”, but not a must, then please tell me what is on your wishlist.  If I know before the 5th I can be looking as soon as the sale hits.  This will mainly be from the Holiday Catalog.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Knowledge is power.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I firmly believe that in order to give back we need to have knowledge which turns to wisdom.  I continuously read to keep myself on top of what is going on.

Recently I came across an interesting article in Success that lists out ways to be extraordinary.  Give it a quick read and maybe you will get some new ideas on how to give back.

https://www.success.com/126-ways-to-be-extraordinary/?fbclid=IwAR23RXBUBIbfsc_imiHyygTsa0RteMq5PBkwIhdhTjqon3r9wOV2145vfyc

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Three textured cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I have three cards for you.  They are all done with the same products but in different ways.

The first card was done by running the white mat through the embossing folder and then laying the accent pieces over top.

The second card was done by gluing the accent pieces before running it through the Big Shot.  This gives the impression of it being all one piece or an inlaid effect.

The third card has no background texture but instead has texture only on the accent pieces.  (the foil pieces)

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For full instructions please watch the YouTube Video (https://youtu.be/vgAEJ9ZyRDs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When paper is used as ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today I am talking about ribbon and paper.  Did you know they are interchangeable?

When you run out of ribbon, or simply didn’t purchase any, then go to your Designer Series Paper stash.  Most of our papers are double-sided which allows for a mat and complementary accent piece which coordinate beautifully.  If you want texture then simply run your paper “ribbon” through a selected embossing folder.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A splash of color to bring out the detail.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Our embossing folders add so much to the card with texture and depth.  Sometimes there is still a little bit more that is needed.  If you don’t have ribbon then use our Designer Series Paper.  Most of the papers are double-sided allowing you to cut a mat and then accent with the opposite side (as shown here).

Stay tuned on Wednesday night’s Live at 7 pm to see how this is done.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂