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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

Faux Bokeh Card

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Today’s technique requires a bunch of water and drying time.  It comes out different every time.  You will need aqua painters, some ink, dies, and a stamp for this.

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To create this card please watch the Bokeh Video (https://youtu.be/cITPRFyiqRw).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mastering the swipe.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  The swipe is not a hard technique but it does take some practice.  If you push too hard you get too much ink or you could damage your pad.  If you push too lightly then you don’t have enough background and have to start over.  There is definitely a sweet spot.

So the first few that you do I would encourage you to do on a scrap piece of card stock.  It needs to be similar to your final product otherwise it will soak up the ink differently and your practice will be for nothing.  Here’s a photo of some finished cards.

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For the video on how to do this please go to Swipe Video (https://youtu.be/VFxKQka_HV4).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sorting through junk mail.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  Just yesterday I gave a presentation on the power of thank you notes.  One of the illustrations I used was a box full of junk mail.  This box was full of ads, political brochures, and a local newspaper.  There was one handmade card in the bottom in between all of the circulars.  You should have seen the look on the kid’s face when they found the card.

As she sorted through the box…junk, junk, junk, junk, junk, ENVELOPE, junk, junk.  (You get the idea.)  When she got to that card her whole face lit up.  She was special.   Someone had thought of her.  It was more than a coupon for a taco.  For me it was a great reminder of what joy a card can bring.

This is a nudge that what we do is important no matter how small.  So send that card to bring a smile and a reminder to that recipient that they are special.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you becomes joy.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here is the card that is created with the Celebrate You thinlits.

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To learn how to create this card please watch the Video (https://youtu.be/B_oXzMZfuEs).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When you become joy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today we are making you become joy.  As most of you know the social aspect or people are what keep me going.  So it easy for me to say that you are my joy.  Today, however, it is literally true.  We are taking the Celebrate You thinlits (aptly named) and creating with the “you”.  When the tail end of the “u” is snipped off it becomes joy when flipped over.

Join me tonight at 7 pm at Facebook Live Link (www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I create a complete card from this.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating something lifelike.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  If you want to create something that has light coming from it, like a sun or moon, I would encourage you to start with a white piece of card stock.  The white undertone will give you that shine that you are looking for.  Then take a sponge or sponge dauber and color.  The swirls of the ink will give the light source a more natural glow.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

24 Hour Sale, Farmers’ Market, and Stamp-A-Stack

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

On Tuesday the 24 Hour Sale will happen!  This is our way of saying come celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday.

If you would like to order online please use host code MTNHMDXY.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

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Stop by the Farmers’ Market on Saturday!  If you have a little one come say “trick or treat”.

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And if you haven’t already RSVP’ed please don’t wait because Stamp-A-Stack is here!

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂