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 🙂

St Paddy’s Day Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday! You are in luck…I am creating a St Paddy’s Day card with full instructions and video today. (Did you get the pun? Pretty funny, huh?) So here is the card with instructions and video to follow.

  • Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock with the Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Country Club Designer Series Paper to 5 1/4″ X 4″. This is your mat. Adhere to your card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut Call Me Clover Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. This is your inner mat. Adhere to your mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Punch out four scalloped hearts from the Heart Punch Pack. You will use the Country Club Designer Series Paper again. Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  • Die cut four medium hearts and four small hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Dies. You will use the Country Club Designer Series Paper and the Call Me Clover Card Stock. Adhere all with Snail Adhesive. If you want to pop up the smallest heart make sure to have Mini Dimensionals available or cut regular Dimensionals in half.
  • Stamp sentiment from the I Say Hello Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink on the Call Me Clover Card Stock. Punch out with any label punch or die. The Story Label Punch was used here. Attach to the inner mat with two layers of Dimensionals (4 total). (You need the height.) Tip: Place the Dimensionals on the card instead of the label to work around the hearts.

To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/IdYhS2h3w3k.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A bookmark and a card together.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today watch the video as I create a bookmark within a card. This card uses the 6X6 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper as a focal piece.

For full instructions and a tip on how to stick the bookmark temporarily please go to https://youtu.be/mo83nTQ8FbE.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s okay to be crooked.

It’s Technique Tuesday! I hear from many of you while you craft say that it’s not perfect. Well…it’s handmade. 🙂 One of my crafters would say “better done than perfect” (miss you Fran since you moved away).

My point is if you can’t do it straight then don’t. Make crafting work for you, not the other way around. If you don’t like bows then do knots instead. There is always another option.

Here is my answer to not being straight…don’t be.

Do it so crooked that it looks “perfect”.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Adding texture.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day I add accents to create a nautical look. Take your Layered Circle Dies and create a ring in the Copper Foil Paper to create an effect of a porthole.

Make sure when stamping you have already cut the dies so you can figure out the layout. It would be a shame to do a bunch of stamping that would not be seen.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a base to secure small parts.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I want to talk to you about securing small parts with a base.

For this new In Color card you need a Thick White card base, a Seaside Spray card stock mat, a scrap of white card stock, the 6×6 in color pack, a piece of the new colored vellum from Perennial Essence 12×12 Vellum, and a Gold Faceted Gem.

Take your scrap of white card stock and glue the in color pieces to it. This way if you don’t line up perfectly you are only peeling off a scrap and not the mat or card base.

The flower was stamped and punched out of the new Floral Essence Bundle. When gluing the flower together make sure to have the rough sides of the vellum facing each other so the glue dots will hold.

If you would like to create this card for FREE then let me know that you are coming on Saturday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When old meets new.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am starting to talk about Father’s Day. There are some great sets with some truly meaningful sayings that are so appropriate for this occasion. So today’s card is created with A Good Man and Geared Up Garage.

Here is the video on how to create the card and much more of what is going on. https://youtu.be/03C25T_t-vU

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Technique Tuesday!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Do you know how to attach a card to a gift bag? Take a piece of card stock at least an inch wider than the card. Then punch a narrow window so the card can hang. Make sure the card matches since it will be a large part of the decoration for the bag.

Lily Bag

If you would like to create this project on Friday please drop by Desert Rebel.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wreath Card Tutorial

All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for.  It will be long but it will be worth it.  At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

  • Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″.  This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
  • The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats.  You can glue to your card base now if you like.

 

  • Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.

  • Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
  • Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp.  Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page.  Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.20180710_074941_wm - Copy
  • Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise.  Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.20180710_075040_wm
  • Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
  •  Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
  •  Place embellishments accordingly.  The faceted gems were used here.

    Here is the finished card.  Enjoy!20180710_075317_wm

If you prefer the video here is the link…Wreath Card Video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Negative space can be a positive.

Sometimes the negative speaks louder than the positive.  This is true in stamping also.  In this case I took the smaller leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and created a background.  Don’t be scared of the negative.  Sometimes if the negative is used correctly it becomes a huge positive.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂