Mini curvy boxes, bells, and more!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I know it’s August but around here it’s beginning to look like the fall and Christmas. Or maybe I’m just hoping for cooler weather.

For today I am showing you the new mini curvy boxes and they even have bells on. 🙂

The tag is colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers and the balls on the toes are touched with our new Shimmery Crystal Effects.

To look at more products or how these were created please go to https://youtu.be/vxWXw7wCRA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where circles become Christmas.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using circles to create a Christmas card. Yes, Christmas. Did you know that circles, squares, ovals, and basic shapes can build to create just about anything?

Watch tonight on Facebook Live at 7 pm to find out what creation these circles become. Here is the link to the page, https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using negative space.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day I want you to think about using negative space. Negative space is when you cut something away and not keep adding more layers.

This particular card doesn’t use negative space. So instead of cutting out the tree you could simply cut the tree shape out of the silver foil. This wouldn’t add more weight or thickness to the card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where adhesive becomes easier.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever hear of someone complaining that the adhesive was too sticky? I have and I did. When ordering the Big Shot dies I would often say that the adhesive holding the set together was too sticky. I would bend the die in an attempt to get it off the paper so I could use it.

Well, our request has been answered. The new dies have an adhesive holding the set together that is easier to peel off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing on multiple papers.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we learn how to emboss on vellum, window sheets, and glossy card stock. To color them you will need the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers). You can also emboss with powder and a heat tool but the blends bring a level of softness to the card.

For a complete video on several other papers please go to https://youtu.be/HgP-mQQDgLs.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When canceled stamps become more.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! What do you do with your canceled stamps? Do you simply throw the envelope away? In this case take the stamps off and glue to a piece of card stock. Die cut in to a shape and use as an accent piece on a card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dies are for more than paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.

In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Created with the Meant To Be Bundle.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here is a video on how to create this card.

Watch and find out how to create this card. https://youtu.be/fgMEzDj9rfg

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making dies a different shape.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever wished that the big detailed die was in a different shape? Well then make it so. Cut the larger die with the detail in it and then run again with the correct shape. You will have the texture that you want along with the shape you desire. It’s a little more work but it will be exactly what you want.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing Buddy to the Rescue

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  You know that the Embossing Buddy takes the static out of paper so when you emboss the powder sticks where you want it to.  You also know that the Embossing Buddy helps to take off leftover stickiness from adhesive that has run a muck.  But, did you know that it can also help to release card stock?

When running a detailed die, especially, use the Embossing Buddy before putting the card stock down on the die.  Just pounce the buddy across the die and then place card stock as normal.  The chalk from the buddy will allow the die to release the card stock much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂