How to use the new kit.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I don’t have a new card to show you, I do have a new kit. Today’s project is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is called the Precious Parcel Card Kit. There are 8 cards to be created easily and are cute as anything. They also fit nicely in the envelopes provided in the kit.

To see the video please go to https://youtu.be/0UzSwvFRFA0.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Let the paper talk.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day that I let the backgrounds speak for themselves. Sometimes I look at a piece of Designer Series Paper and say that is too busy. Instead look at how you can cut pieces out to make accents. It might be too busy as a whole but in pieces it could be beautiful. Or simply let the background speak for itself.

Sometimes the paper is busy enough to speak for itself. So when you look at the paper make sure to look at it as a whole, in pieces, or on its own.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

What to do when you are short on paper.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I am giving you instructions for this gorgeous card…remember this…I ran out of paper. Have you ever been in the middle of a project and been short? The thoughts go swimming through your head…”I thought I counted right”…”did the dog eat something”…”who used my good card stock to collage their notebook, again”. Sometimes it’s just simply that we miscounted.

But you still have to get that project done. Those Christmas cards are still waiting to be sealed. And now you are short. Well…here’s your solution…make panels. It doesn’t take as much card stock and you can use scraps instead of whole sheets. Now, before I get to the instructions, go make yourself a cup of tea and breathe. All the cards will go out.

Now that you are sitting a little more easy, let’s do this. First the picture and then the instructions.

  1. Cut thick very vanilla card stock to 11″X4 1/4″. Score at 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side.
  2. Cut merry merlot card stock to 5 1/4″X4″. Glue to base with snail adhesive.
  3. Cut mossy meadow card stock to 5″X3 3/4″. Do not glue yet so ribbon can be placed.
  4. Cut galvanized paper to 4 3/4″ X 1″ (3 times). Run through big shot with tin embossing folder and then glue down to mossy meadow with snail adhesive.
  5. Cut merry merlot ribbon to about 4 1/2″. Take glue dots and tack ribbon down to galvanized paper and wrap around mossy meadow mat.
  6. Now glue the mats together with snail adhesive.
  7. Stamp sentiment (Another Wonderful Year used here) with merry merlot ink. Punch out with everyday label punch. Adhere with dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Let the dies do the talking.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Today I am letting the dies do the talking.  Sometimes there is a die that needs to stand on its own.  Here is the card and instructions will follow.

  1.  Cut thick whisper white card stock at 5 1/2″ on 11″ side.  Score at 4 1/4″ on 8 1/2″ side.
  2. Cut rich razzleberry at 5 1/4″ X 4″ for mat.  Glue with snail adhesive.
  3. Cut whisper white card stock at 5″ X 3 1/2″.  Place detailed lace edgelit dies on either side of whisper white.  Run through big shot twice to create lace edges.  Glue with snail adhesive to razzleberry mat.
  4. Cut 4 3/4″ X 1 1/4″ (width may vary depending on where you placed the dies) with petal promenade designer series paper.  Glue with snail adhesive to lace white mat.
  5. Place frosted epoxy droplets on corners.
  6. Take scrap piece of razzleberry and multipurpose adhesive sheet and run through big shot with thank you thinlits.  Peel off sticker sheet and glue in place.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂