Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.

Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want an image that is more concave you will want the back of the folder where it is blank or the copyright is displayed.

For this card you will need a Thick Very Vanilla Card Base, Mossy Meadow Mat, Blue Peacock Foil Paper for inner mat, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper with the ornament punch, and ribbon.

For full instructions and the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD9n_-Sr2PI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sending cards.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I’ve been asking for places to send cards to help out. Well…Carol found a place. Thank you Carol!

The Fisher House is a place located by military and VA medical centers around the world. They have up to 21 suites or private bedrooms with a common kitchen and dining space. The first Fisher House opened in 1991.

So I have talked to the local one in California, specifically near San Diego. They didn’t have a use for cards. But Carol went to the one in St Louis, Missouri and they want our cards. They especially want cards for kids.

Here is the address:

Fisher House

Attn: Vanniecia Brown

1 Jefferson Barracks

St Louis, MO 63125

I will be sending boxes of cards to them periodically. So if you have cards with envelopes please send them my way or to Fisher House.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Washi tape card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! It’s time to create a quick washi tape card with a floral pansy.

Take your card base and cut a mat (Feels Like Frost Specialty 6X6 Designer Series Paper used here) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Then take the same color as your card base (Whisper White used here) and cut an additional mat to 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″. Stick the washi tape on the white card stock in a pattern of your choice. (Tip: Make sure to leave at least 1/4″ of washi tape to tuck under the back side of the card stock.)

To see how the flower was done and the card was completed please go to the video at https://youtu.be/RmTjYuzCw-c.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Birthday cards are needed!

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

Today’s request comes from one of our own crafters. In a community she is part of, Kabuki Syndrome Parents, there has been a request for cards. Here is what was written:

“Cody is 18 on 9/30 and loves to get mail. So if you can send a card he would love it. He doesn’t have friends to have a party so it would make it special to get a big box of cards from his Kabuki friends.

Cody Chapman

166 Hill Drive

Ronceverte, WV 24970″

And I will add, how about some of his not Kabuki friends? I will be collecting signed birthday cards until September 23 and then sending a box. (If you want to send separately please do.)

Please help to make a milestone birthday special!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes the paper takes the cake.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes the Designer Series Paper needs to just take the focus. In this case the paper from the Frosted Suite takes the cake. This card is created very simply from the stamps and dies from this suite. Add a touch of vellum and you have a winner.

To watch the video please go to https://youtu.be/LKKQxrZBa4k.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back to school card.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we sing “inch worm, inch worm…”. Did that just play in your head?

As everyone is getting ready for back to school (unless you have survived it) I am going back to the drawing board. Today’s card has a chalkboard or blackboard for the mat. I thought about that last night as I was shooting the Live, are there even chalkboards any longer? Or is everything a dry erase board or even a smart board. Nevertheless, here’s a chalkboard with an inch worm for back to school.


He’s easy to create. Grab a white card base, daffodil delight mat, basic black inner mat, and some scraps of granny apple green. Add a chalk marker and some google eyes and you are ready to go.

In the video, not only do I show you how to make this card, but I also show you some more new products from the Holiday Catalog. Come pick up your copy at the Open House on Saturday! Here’s the video link…https://youtu.be/U3oSMZ67asQ

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Only a little Christmas.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today’s card is created by only having a little bit of Christmas stamps. The Holiday Catalog is coming!

To learn how to create this card please go to https://youtu.be/fwrWMt-GQ5M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wintery watercolor with a hint of glitter.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am creating an elegant, almost all white Christmas card for you. I start with a Thick Whisper White Card Base. Then I cut a mat out of the Watercolor Paper and a reindeer from the dies in Whisper White Card Stock. I use the Aqua Painter to create the watercolor wash and then add a bit of glitz to it with the Wink of Stella. I also wash the deer in Wink of Stella. And then, the final touch, is to add some of the Frosted Epoxy Drops.

If you would like to watch the creation on video please go to https://youtu.be/rmHlgFbPnig.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Lucky 13!

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

Lisa’s class is happening in Yucca Valley on Friday! You have until Tuesday at 7:30 pm to tell me that you are coming!

The 13th Anniversary Party is happening this Saturday! Let me know by Wednesday if you are coming so I can have projects, games, and prizes for you.

Save the date for the Christmas in July kick-off next week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Feel free to drop in today for Open Studio Time!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Simple yet elegant.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Sometimes simple is best. Take this elegant card that uses one die to create a frame. This is from the Petal Labels Dies.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂