Leaves become a flower.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Today we are stretching our supplies and thinking creatively.  The Rooted In Nature set keeps giving me more ideas.  Yes, they are beautiful leaves.  But, did you know, that those same leaves become beautiful flowers?

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To see this card finished and several others please tune back in to my Faceboook Page tomorrow night at 7 pm.  If you don’t have Facebook please check out my YouTube channel “stamping with joni”.  The video from the Live will be downloaded and ready for you on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Foam stamps make great cards.

Creating a stamp is not hard.  Creating one that lasts and has great quality…I will leave that to the experts.  If you read Tuesday’s technique post you already know what I am talking about.  For today I will finish the card.

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For a video please go to DIY Stamp Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Quick treat holders.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Here’s a quick idea for you when you get in a rush for those thirty school treats that need to be done the night before.  I know it’s crazy but we are back in session and rolling.  My brain is still rebelling against the whole routine but I know I have to get back in the groove of homework, marching band, wrestling, jazz, fundraisers, concerts, and more.  It’s painful but we can do it.

So, here’s the picture of these cute treat holders.

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And the video link is https://youtu.be/0vB6QPBRzbA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Country Lane Suite

So, do you hear John Denver?  Every time I hear or say Country Lane Suite I think of that song.  You know which one.  The one stuck in your head now.

Last night I created with this great new suite called Country Lane.  I love the colors, textures, and images.  Now I have to figure out how to bring the cotton to life.  I think that’s next week’s project.  But for this week, enjoy the texture and layers that come with this card.

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Here’s the video link on how to create this card…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgkMYn2Y9Ek.

And, as promised, here’s the finished card from Tuesday’s technique.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When pieces become the main attraction.

You’ve heard the phrase one man’s trash is another’s treasure?  Well, in this case, the scraps become the main attraction.  I was recently cutting out some labels from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and realized that one of the leftovers was very cool looking.  I needed to save this piece and make it an accent for a card.

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Tune in tonight on the Facebook Live event to see what this becomes.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

A packed week.

Since last week was slow I guess we are making up for it this week.  Are you ready?  Because here we go.

On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (twice) is Card Class!  Let me know when you are coming!  RSVP’s are still open for Thursday and both sessions on Saturday.

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On Tuesday evening is National Night Out.  If you want to look around or have a card for Penny you can find me at the Walmart parking lot.

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On Wednesday night is our time for Facebook Live.

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On Thursday evening a bunch of us are going to Alice in Wonderland to support one of our very own’s daughters that is playing the part of Tweedle Dum.

And thankfully, I think, that is all!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

When wood becomes swiss cheese.

Today’s card has a certain tang to it, much like when you bite in to a good slice of cheese.  Here’s how this one was created.

The card base is from Soft Suede Card Stock cut at 5 1/2 ” on the 11 ” side.  It is scored at 4 1/4″.

The Very Vanilla mat is cut at 5 ” x 3 3/4 “.

The Wood Texture background is punched from circle punches 1/2″, 1″, and 1 3/4”.

The tree is stamped and die cut from the Rooted in Nature bundle.

The “thank you” comes from the new In Season bundle also stamped in Old Olive.

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If you would like to see the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KB7d5o2VBY to watch.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wreath Card Tutorial

All right…drum roll please…here is the tutorial you have been waiting for.  It will be long but it will be worth it.  At the end of it all you will be able to create a wreath card with a single stamp and a sentiment.  Are you ready?  Let’s go!

  • Cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 8 1/2″) and score at 4 1/4″.  This is your card base.
  • Cut a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to measure 5 x 3 3/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock to measure 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to measure 6 x 6″.
  • The Old Olive and Merry Merlot pieces are your mats.  You can glue to your card base now if you like.

 

  • Take your 6 x 6 piece and the largest square die from the Layering Squares Framelits.
  • Cut out a square in the middle and then a diamond.
  • Now place your square inside the template (after writing save and an arrow up) on the base of the Stamparatus.
  • Place your stamp on the square where you want it to stamp.  Press the hinged, clear plate on to the stamp to pull off the page.  Ink your stamp with Old Olive and stamp.20180710_074941_wm - Copy
  • Rotate your square either counter-clockwise or clockwise.  Whichever way you decide you need to be consistent with.20180710_075040_wm
  • Now place in the diamond template and rotate until all is filled.
  •  Take your sentiment and stamp in Merry Merlot with the Stamparatus.
  •  Place embellishments accordingly.  The faceted gems were used here.

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If you prefer the video here is the link…Wreath Card Video

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamparatus fixes everything.

Well, that title might be a little over zealous but it does fix some stamping errors.  If you generally get the halos then this gives you permission to stamp lighter.  There is no fear of something not inking properly and not being able to go back.  With the Stamparatus you can always go back.

In this instance I didn’t use equal pressure and didn’t get the left side of the stamp inked the same as the right.

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And usually this would be the end of the story.  It’s time for a do over.  Toss it, flip it, and re-stamp.  But not this time.  I simply re-inked my stamp and pressed it again.  This time I made sure to press the left side.  Here is the result.

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If you would like to order a Stamparatus please contact me or use host code J92PTFKA to help Jodi earn FREE products!

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on Facebook Live to see how to create a wreath with a single stamp and this great tool.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Updated holiday hours, promotions, and Christmas in July

For those of you wondering…I will only be closed on Wednesday the 4th.  This means no Facebook Live on Wednesday evening.  Everything else is the same for this week.

Drop in times will happen today from 10:30-12:30 or 6:30-8:30.

Be watching tomorrow as the July 4th promotion will be announced.

Save the date for the Christmas in July kick-off on July 14.

If you would like to order by tonight at 9 pm the host code to use is 2JNVZHEX for online ordering.  If you prefer to order in person contact me or drop by at the times stated above.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂