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 🙂

Tulip Favors.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today a tulip favor is being created. All the instructions and video are to follow.

  1. Cut with the Paper Trimmer a square from Call Me Clover Card Stock at 2 3/4″ X 2 3/4″. Score on all sides at 3/4″. Trim up the score line until the other line meets on two sides only. The sides need to be opposite of each other. Take Tear & Tape and attach corners to the sides to form a box.
  2. Cut with the Paper Trimmer a strip from Call Me Clover Card Stock at 1/2″ X 4″. If you want a longer handle then cut at 1/2″ X 5″. Take two strips of Tear & Tape and attach the handle to the box.
  3. Punch out tulips from Rococo Rose Card Stock with the Tulip Punch. You will need four. If you prefer you can stamp the tulips with Rococo Rose Ink on Whisper White Card Stock and then punch out. Tip: Place Tear & Tape on basket, not tulips, when attaching. This way you don’t have stickies to worry about.
  4. Stamp Happy Easter from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set on Whisper White Card Stock with Rococo Rose Ink. Use the Paper Trimmer to cut down. Use the Snips to create the dove tails. Attach with Tear & Tape placed on the tulip.
  5. Fill with shreds and little candies.

To view the video please go to https://youtu.be/oBOotNs0T6g.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cut out for an accent.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Is your card or project lacking that oomph you are looking for? Maybe the answer isn’t to add more…more bling, ribbon, words, stamps…maybe the answer is to add less.

Use your punches or dies to create notches or accents for your projects. By doing this you are forcing the eye to gravitate towards that missing piece. That makes someone look at that accent piece that would have normally been lost on the creation.

This is one of the very few times that I will tell you that being negative (or taking something away) will help you to be positive (get the result you want).

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When things line up.

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

Yesterday during Card Class Shawnie helped me to see that the Magnolia Designer Series Paper somewhat lines up with the Leaf Punch.

Remember that even though it doesn’t say that it coordinates it just might. Make sure to look at all the products backwards, sideways, and upside down.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Becoming part of the background.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are not sure if you want something to stand out then don’t let it. Instead glue on your accent and then emboss it. By embossing it you will give the illusion that it is all one piece.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper Pumpkin and Its Alternative.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are making pumpkins and apples out of boxes. The Paper Pumpkin for this month are some cute Halloween-themed mini gable boxes. I know some of you want cards so I came up with an alternative to the box so a card could still be created.

You will need the Harvest Hello Bundle to create the alternative card.

For full instructions please watch the video at https://youtu.be/dfX5r5dTupc.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Seeing the trees.

It’s Sale Saturday! The Holiday Catalog goes live on Wednesday! Get your wishlists ready because we are about to begin.

On Wednesday only, the first 12 crafters that either submit online orders with host code MCAYYWX2 to qualify or contact me to give me their list will be able to pick a tree. I will have 12 trees punched out with a promotion on the back of each. Each tree will be a different color and you will pick the color and I will reveal your promotion. Each promotion will need to be used by the end of that day. It’s easier than it sounds, I promise.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Just a quick announcement…I will be closed on Monday so no Open Time this week.

Flowers from balloons.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Do you know that you can create a flower from the balloons? Punch a bunch of the balloons out of the Balloon Bouquet punch. Take one of the larger balloons and trim to create a circle for a base to glue everything to. Do not worry if it is not perfectly circular. Tip: You may want to dot the center of the circle with a pen.

Take the punch outs and break down the fibers of the card stock with the large stylus tip on the Take Your Pick tool. You will need a Piercing Mat as well.

Start to layer the larger balloons on the bottom with 3 glue dots per balloon or petal. You will need 4 balloons per layer. Then attach 2 glue dots per the smaller balloons and attach to the larger ones.

If you would like to see the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMSswgqrTaY&t=18s.

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 🙂