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.

    Here is the finished card.  Enjoy!20180710_075317_wm

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.


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.


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 🙂

Coordinating embossing powder with a background.

It’s amazing how a background pops when there is an accent that coordinates.  In this case the Grapefruit Grove is subtly daubed on to the background.  The coordinating embossing powder ties it all together.


Tune in tomorrow night at 7 pm for the Facebook Live on the Red Door Crafters’ Page.  I will be creating this card from start to finish.  And on Thursday I will provide the link as well as all written instructions.  Please plan on joining me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Taking a day off.

I am taking the day off like many of you.  I know it’s weird but I am checking out.  I am working on some things so don’t be alarmed if you see some activity from me, but for the most part I am not working today.  So, no open times today please.  I will be back at it tomorrow.

On Wednesday there will be no facebook live as there is one more school meeting that I have to attend.

But, on Friday, I will be at the Methodist Church vending at their Parking Lot Sale from 9-1.

Be watching for some fun contests starting tomorrow and leading up to when the catalog goes live on June 1 (Friday).

If you would like to place an order online please use host code DTRJJFJN which will be good through May 31.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Team gathering, class, and car show!

This week is jam packed as many weeks are.

Tomorrow will be open time.  Drop in to finish a project or ask a question.

open time

On Wednesday will be the team gathering on the group page from 5:30-6:15.  Don’t worry…the regularly scheduled Live will still happen at 7 pm.

On Thursday from 6-8:30 we will gather while Holly hosts the masculine card class.  If you haven’t already RSVP’ed you have until Tuesday night!

And lastly, I will be vending at the Route 66 Car Show on Saturday from 9-3.  This will be up in Yucca Valley in the Tractor Supply parking lot.  Stop by and get your door prize and a Father’s Day gift.

Did I miss anything?  If so, comment and let me know.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Mother’s Day Card

Last night was a good, and long, Facebook Live.  I showed many of the new products from the new annual catalog and created a Mother’s Day card.  If you would like to see all of this on video please go to YouTube video of Live.

So for now I will show you the card.


This has the thick white cardstock as the base.  The new 6×6 paper is the mat.  The accents are in whisper white.  They are die cut with a new die and trimmed and punched with the new trio punch.  The stamp is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings and the metallic pearls are also new.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape can look like a glaze.

Today’s card is easy and looks like it has an expensive glaze over it.  It’s just tape.  Yes, tape.  Here’s how to do it and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

Whisper White Thick Cardstock for Base

Basic Black Cardstock

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pearlized Doily

Shimmery White Cardstock

Clear Mailing Tape

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stampin’ Blends

Snail Adhesive


Staz-on ink


Cut cardbase to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side.

Glue with snail adhesive the black mat (5 X 3 3/4 inches) to the base.

Glue with snail adhesive the designer paper (4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches) to the black mat.

Glue with snail adhesive the pearlized doily after cutting in half.

For the accent or focal piece:

  1. Ink with staz-on the stamp of your choice (Beautful You used here).
  2. Place clear tape over inked image and rub to transfer.
  3. Place tape on to shimmery white cardstock.
  4. Die cut with stitched shapes.
  5. Color with stampin’ blends.
  6. Place four dimensionals to the back, peel, and place.

Here is the link to the video:  https://youtu.be/QcJNSG_vSzk

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Back from Spring Break and I am ready!!!

Spring Break is done and while I enjoyed being out of routine, I am looking forward to getting back to it.  I am ready to hit the ground running (or at least do my time at the gym on the elliptical machine).  So what’s going on this week?  There are three events just this week.  THREE!!!

Thursday night is the Encouragement Card Class and Dinner that Sandy is hosting at the studio from 5:30-9.  Spaghetti and meatballs with sauce from scratch, salad, bread, and dessert is what’s on the menu.  We will be creating 5 greeting cards to encourage. If you would like to donate any cards to “Girls Love Mail” Sandy will be mailing them. I will have extra cards to sign and send off as well.  The cards and dinner will be buffet style. Cost is $15 per guest. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 24th!

Saturday morning is the first Farmers’ Market here in 29 Palms for quite some time!  I will have cute crafty things for sale as well as a door prize for everyone that stops by to give me information.  Be watching later in the week as I get more details for you.

Saturday afternoon is the 3rd Annual Rubber Rummage Sale!  Bring a friend to shop any time from 3:30-8.  For my VIP’s, you will be getting an e-mail invitation for your time windows on Friday afternoon/evening for early bird shopping.  You can always come later but not earlier.

If you have a box to drop off I am available today from 11:30-1:30 or from 6-8.  Tuesday I will be in Yucca Valley at Starbucks from 4-5 pm.  Wednesday I will be available from 10-1 at the studio.  If you need another time please contact me to coordinate.

Please remember the retiring list is getting closer to finishing.  If you have a wish list still please contact me so we can strategize to get everything checked off for you.  If you already know what you need to order please go online to Shop with Joni.  Please use host code WUGJJAJ9 when ordering online.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

I think that is enough to keep everyone busy this week.  Also remember that there are open times today and the Live on facebook is Wednesday at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂


Lots of cards this week.

Lots of cards are being created this week.  Lots and lots.  Why?  I am getting ready for OnStage of course.  Here is a photo of my swap.


And here are the video links (sorry my internet cut out so there are two videos) on how to make it with a bonus of the stamparatus.

And part 2 to finish it up.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂