Tufted Card Tutorial

Here are the directions for the tufted card that was created this week.

  1. Cut a piece of thick white cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side.
  2. Cut a piece of gold foil paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Grab a piece of whisper white cardstock from the scrap pile.
  4. Take the gold foil paper and run through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  Make sure to line up the paper with the line on the folder.  The front of the folder is where the words “Sizzix” are.
  5. Stamp the scrap piece of cardstock with Berry Burst.  The lace background is stamped off once to create a lighter color.  All stamps are from the host set called Very Vintage.  (If you would like this set please contact me to host.)
  6. Run the white scrap through the Big Shot with the label die from the Stitched Labels Framelits dies.  These coordinate with the Very Vintage stamp set.
  7. Use snail adhesive to attach the gold foil to the white base.  Use dimensionals to attach the sentiment to the gold foil.20180702_123543_wm.jpg

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When the ocean comes to the desert.

We can all hope that the beach is closer to us here in the desert, but it’s probably not going to happen.  I would love the sound of the waves, but not the crowds or price tag that comes with the beach.  So for today I will give you a tutorial on a card that looks like the beach without the cost.

Here are the written directions for the card…

  1. Cut a piece of Thick White Cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  3. Stamp the water with the wave from High Tide with Balmy Blue ink.
  4. Stamp the sand with the same stamp (after cleaning) with Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the birds both standing and flying with Sahara Sand ink.
  6. Stamp the sea grass with Soft Sea Foam ink.
  7. Stamp the sun and rays with Mango Melody and Grapefruit Grove inks.
  8. Stamp the words with Versamark ink, sprinkle Grapefruit Grove embossing powder, and heat with heat gun.


If you would like to see the video please click here.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

An alternate to a kit.

Today’s card is a tiny bit different as it is a bit of a conglomeration of ideas.  First, I started with a colored base, a new color at that.  The color is called Granny Apple Green.  And then I cut it long ways instead of the “normal” way.  I then took a piece of white cardstock and stamped the corners with Bokeh Dots in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I trimmed a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Broadway Bound Specialties Papers.  Last I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and stamped from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink.  I topped it all off with a remnant from a banner from the Paper Pumpkin kit.


If you prefer this with a video please use this link Paper Pumpkin Alternate Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tiling on Father’s Day.

Here’s a card for you just in time for Father’s Day.  It uses the technique I call “tiling”.  Here are the directions.

Get a card base (thick white used here)(5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

Cut wood texture mat at 5 1/4″ x 4″.

Cut old olive strips at 5 1/4″ x 1/4″ and 4″ x 1/4″.

Take the punch from the darling punch box and punch out three “squares” from very vanilla cardstock.

Now place end to end and stamp. (Rooted in Nature used here)


Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink.

Also stamp the greeting (Itty Bitty Greeting used) with Early Espresso ink.

Use snail to glue mat and strips.  Use dimensionals to pop up the tiles.

Here’s the completed card.


Here’s the video link for further instructions Tiling Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Small items become part of a larger whole.

Yesterday we talked about how glue dots can become a focal point for grouping sequins.


Well, today the finished card appears from these groupings.


If you don’t know what to create simply group small things and make it happen.

Here are the directions:

  1. Grab a white thick piece of cardstock.
  2. Cut in half (at 4 1/4″) and score (at 5 1/2″).
  3. Stamp a sentiment using Blueberry Bushel ink.
  4. Make groupings of sequins using glue dots.
  5. Adhere to card.

Enjoy and mail!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cute tags for jars.

Today’s tutorial is all about tags.  Tags can be used for gift bags, jars, or even an accent on a card.  These tags were made for the VIP night on Tuesday.  To become a part of the VIP night you need to host at least once this year from June to May.  Here’s how to create this tag.


Supplies needed:

  1. Real red cardstock
  2. Very vanilla cardstock
  3. Stitched shapes framelits dies
  4. Powder pink ink
  5. Real red ink
  6. Very vintage stamp set
  7. Scalloped tag topper punch
  8. Real red ribbon


  1. Cut red cardstock at 2″x3″.
  2. Punch with tag topper.
  3. Run through big shot with texture die.
  4. Take vanilla cardstock and stamp lace with pink ink.
  5. Now stamp words of choice with red ink.
  6. Run through with die.
  7. Tie ribbon and attach to jar.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Here’s a bonus…the video from last night.  Facebook Live Video on Details

Inlaid cards with a bonus of kicking butt.

Today’s tutorial is on how to create this inlaid card.


So let’s get to it. 🙂

  1. Start with a card base cut tall instead of our regular.  Instead of cutting at 5 1/2 inches cut instead at 4 1/4″.  Then score at 5 1/2 ” and not 4 1/4″.  Thick white is used here.
  2. Then cut a mat at 5 x 3 3/4″ out of whisper white.  To cut the dragonfly use the dragonfly framelit (outline).  After cutting the outline then place the cutout with the detailed die over it.  Run through the Big Shot.
  3. After cutting the dragonfly from the white mat, then take your words of choice and apply to the stamparatus.  Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black are used here.
  4. To assemble, glue (snail adhesive) the designer series paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ to the white mat.  Then glue to the card base.  Now glue the detailed piece to inlay.
  5. Enjoy your card!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂


P.S.  As a bonus here is a video and sneak peek for the new stamp set Enjoy Life.  Enjoy Life Video

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 🙂

Sometimes messy is what is needed.

When I went to OnStage I saw one of the presenters create a background by smearing or swiping their stamp across a glossy paper.  That got me to thinking.  I can create movement with only two dimensions.  So I took some glossy cardstock and basic black ink and did the unthinkable.  I smeared my ink.  Here is the result.


The supplies needed for this card are white thick cardstock for the base, basic black cardstock for the mat, glossy cardstock for the second mat, and whisper white cardstock for the accent or badge.  I used basic black ink to stamp all parts and snail to adhere.

Here is the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2JffVeAFqI

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂