Simple card finished with a scavenger hunt.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is a simple card that was created last night on the Facebook Live! It is using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper that will be available to you June 3. Here are the measurements for this card.

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut at 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side it is scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut at 3 3/4″ X 5″.
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″.
  • Reverse side of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 1″.
  • Whisper White punched out with Story Label Punch.

To see the video and to see what the scavenger hunt was all about please go to https://youtu.be/286WlCRYeTk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Label and sunflower cards.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating two cards. One is something you can create right at home. The other is showcasing new products from the new annual catalog. So, let’s begin.

The label card is a bit different in that it takes the everyday label punch and creates a background instead of just an accent.

For the second card I use the new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. The coordinating dies just make this card pop so easily. These will be available for you on June 3. So put it on your wish list. It’s only on page 13 so make sure you leave room for more.

For complete instructions and the video please go to https://youtu.be/LNRr3_tY_0Q.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Virtual stamping, bingo, and more.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

I never thought I would see the day where everything has turned virtual. I miss personal contact and hugs for now.

So stamping has gone virtual with online classes, YouTube, and Facebook Lives. I am working on a virtual bingo game for the month of June.

Meetings, school, and so much more has gone online.

What have you seen that is gone online that surprised you? What do you wish would go online that hasn’t?

Happy Crafting! (in real life)

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

5 cards in less than 30 minutes.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am creating 5 cards for happy mail from the new giveback set for Covid-19. For $12 you will get 15 pages of digital stamps. Digital stamps are exclusive images that you can print on card stock. These make for quick and easy cards. All of the $12 goes to help fight Covid-19. No one gets commission, not even the artists. To order this set please go to http://covid19.stampinup.com.

Here are the cards.

For a look at the 15 pages of images as well as how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/j7NFLhvsvrA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂

Creating with a drip.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am giving you directions on how to create three cards all with the same technique called the drip. For this technique you will need a card base, mat, a piece of white card stock, scrap of card stock for words, aqua painter (paint brush and water), and adhesive.

For the card on the left…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Blueberry Bushel Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach wish Snail Adhesive to your card base. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then trim to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink and punch out. Adhere with Dimensionals.
  • Attach pearls.

For the card on the right…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Seaside Spray Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Adhere with Snail Adhesive. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then cut in half to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut border with coordinating dies from Ornate Garden Suite (available April 1). Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp accent with Seaside Spray ink in top left corner.
  • Stamp sentiment with Seaside Spray ink and cut out with coordinating die. Attach with Dimensionals.

For the card in the middle…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Rococo Rose Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through embossing folder in Ornate Garden Suite. Attach with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Go a little slower with the adhesive so the paper does not tear. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then punch or die cut to create background and attach with Dimensionals.
  • Take a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp a single daisy in Lovely Lipstick Ink. Cut out with Snips. Attach with Glue Dots.

For a video on how to create this background please go to https://youtu.be/7UmHOIHyDrk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Drips can be art.

It’s Technique Tuesday! By now many of you are probably thinking my closet is clean, I’ve dusted, and finished my pile on my desk…now what? So I thought I would give you something new and easy that even the kids could do.

So grab a piece of white card stock, shimmery white card stock, or watercolor paper. If you don’t have a big one then grab scraps and create a mosaic background afterwards. Then you will need an aqua painter. If you don’t have one then grab a cup of water and a paintbrush. An eye dropper will work too. You will then need some ink pads. Stamp some ink on a clear block. If you don’t have blocks a piece of waxed paper will work in a pinch. Then grab your aqua painter or paintbrush. Drop a few drops of water on the block with ink. Give it a swirl and begin dripping inked water on to your card stock. Let dry to create your background.

If you would like to create this with me grab your favorite words and a big punch to go along with this. You will also need a card base and maybe a mat if you are cutting up your drip background. You have until tomorrow night to get it together. Join me on the Live at 7 pm on Wednesday to create with me. http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a punch becomes a tab.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today, on the Live, I am going to show you how to create a tab from a punch. This will allow you to create a slider card. So tune in at noon on my page, http://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s almost spring!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here in the Studio it’s all about Spring!

Today’s feature is the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper! It is gorgeous, colored or not. I am featuring two cards today. Please leave in the comments which one you like best.

For the card on the left you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Cut out the oval before attaching.
  • Cut the Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Use a Sponge Brayer to color the background. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out oval with Stitched Shapes Framelits and then emboss with Subtles Embossing Folder. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the card on the right you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut the Peacock Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the full video on how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/ViW4ajQ1EZA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using pieces and parts to create a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating this card.

Here are directions…

  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″ with Paper Trimmer. This is your card base.
  • Cut a mat from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (available March 3) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Take a Sponge Brayer and Lovely Lipstick to add background color. Attach to base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp flowers with Lovely Lipstick Ink and Happy Birthday to You stamps on Whisper White Card Stock. Cut out with Die Cutting Machine and Birthday Dies. Attach to mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment and punch out with Everyday Label Punch. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Add gems if desired.

To view full video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUfJ1AgCw0g&t=1s.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂