Using Memories & More to Meet in the Middle!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes you are trying to create a quick card and it just doesn’t seem to come together. You don’t want to cut another piece of card stock but all your scraps are just a bit too short. Then grab some Designer Series Paper or a Memories & More scrap and place it in the middle. Simply cut and trim so it looks like it is supposed to be that way.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Letting the paper shine.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes you have to let the Designer Series Paper do all the talking. In this case an accent is all that is needed for the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Remember sometimes simple is awesome!

To order this paper please go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/149500/pressed-petals-specialty-designer-series-paper?dbwsdemoid=2008407.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to get a vintage look.

It’s Technique Tuesday! There is an easy way to get a whitewash vintage look. Grab your white craft ink refill, an aqua painter, and a silicone mat. If you don’t have a silicone mat then grab a piece of waxed paper. Basically you want something to create a palette without the ink soaking into it.

Place about 5 drops of ink on your mat. Fill the aqua painter with water. Then proceed to whitewash your stamped image. You will want to stamp with the memento ink so as to not smear. Let dry between layers so the paper does not start to break down.

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 🙂

Vellum in disguise.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever used paper to disguise something? I know we often use embellishments to disguise our goofs when leaving a smudge or fingerprint on our paper. But how about using paper to cover?

In this case I am talking about vellum. When a piece of Designer Series Paper is too bright then use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When a piece is too dark use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When you want accents on a card that aren’t the main focus use vellum. Just remember if you use a stylus to have a light touch. And if you use a heat tool to emboss move it away an additional inch or so and keep it moving more. Vellum scorches and warps much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using both sides of the paper.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to share a little tip with you. Most of our Designer Series Paper is double-sided. So use both sides. If you don’t have coordinating ribbon then use the opposite side of the paper to coordinate.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When daisies are bunnies.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that daisies can become bunnies? Remember to look at your products upside down, sideways, and in pieces.

If you clip off all but two of the petals for the daisy punch you get a bunny for Easter. Just remember that the head still needs to be round.

We will be creating this card for Card Class next week. Join me!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Did anyone notice anything different this week? A pack of dimensionals to you if you get it right.

An easy Easter basket.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we learn how to create an easy Easter basket. All you need is one piece of paper and a few scraps. Grab your tear and tape and your trimmer and we are ready to go!

Here is what we are creating!

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/NhqhS8fU0FQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When one piece of paper becomes a basket.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today is the day I will show you how to use one piece of paper and get an entire basket out of it. No, I will not be cutting strips like before and gluing them all together. This project is rather simple.

So stay tuned for tonight’s Facebook Live at 7 pm to learn how to make these Easter baskets.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating heart cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I will show you how to create two heart cards for Valentine’s Day. They can also be switched for a wedding or anniversary. The biggest tip I have for you is to make sure the clear cutting plates are not scratched up so the foil paper does not get marred while being run through the Big Shot.

If you would like to see how to create these please check out the Tufted Hearts Video at https://youtu.be/EtpLnhdBrT0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂