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 🙂

An apple a day is for back to school.

It’s Tutorial Thursday and I am here to show you how to create this card!

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  1.  Cut Real Red Card Stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut Vellum Card Stock at 4″ X 5 1/4″.  Run through Big Shot with Basket Weave Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  (For a map of the layers or sandwich to use please refer to page 222 in the Annual Catalog.)
  3. Take scraps of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp the apple three times all with Real Red.  The first time you will stamp off twice and then stamp.  The second time you will stamp off once and then stamp.  And finally, the third time you will just ink and stamp.  This gives the impression of layers.  Then stamp the stem in Mossy Meadow ink.  Cut out the apple with Paper Snips.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from Picked for You (also where the apple is from) in Real Red also.  Then cut out with the medium oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  5. Glue the white pieces to the vellum with Snail Adhesive.  Then glue the vellum to the red base with Snail as well.  Tip:  you will want to stay behind the apple and words so the glue does not show through the vellum.
  6. Attach glue dots to all the corners to prevent the vellum from rolling up.  Then cover with Faceted Dots.

To view the video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkB8kXQ_vc4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Seeing the forest for the trees.

It’s Tutorial Thursday!  Have you heard the saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees?  Well, today we are creating the trees so you are good.  I don’t know if you could see it, but there is a bit of Wink of Stella Clear added to the trees to mimic snow.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Here’s a link to the video to see how to make it.  Deer in the forest video

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 the littlest piece is the most important.

Sometimes the littlest piece is the most important.  In this case that little scrap from yesterday’s post became the anchor point to tie on the wire accent or ornament.

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To view the video and how to create this card as well as a preview of new products for the Holiday Catalog please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ujp4ofA6vo.

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 🙂

How to color on dark card stock.

Have you been wondering how to get a true color when coloring on dark card stock?  Well, here’s how and the full instructions for this card.

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  1. Cut Basic Gray Card Stock at 5 1/2″ on 11″ side.  Score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Card Stock at 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  3. Glue white paper to gray base with snail adhesive.
  4. Cut Basic Black Card Stock at 5 x 3 3/4″.  Stamp with Versamark the flower from Blended Seasons stamp set (available August 1).  Sprinkle with Pineapple Punch embossing powder and melt with heat gun.
  5. Color the entire image lightly with the white Watercolor Pencils.  Then color as desired.  Use the Blender Pen to smooth and float the color as desired.
  6. Finish with sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamped with Basic Gray Pad on Whisper White Card Stock.  Punch out with Classic Label Punch.  Adhere with Mini Dimensionals and embellish with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Want to go on a picnic?

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is picnic themed.  Have you gone on a picnic recently?  Do you pick up some fried chicken or do you make tamales?  What is your tradition?

For today’s picnic we are having paper.  I know it’s not the most appetizing but that’s what is on the menu.  I took the Apron of Love and the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and created this cherry pie in the sky card.  The basket and apple card are created from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

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If you would like to see these created please go to https://youtu.be/DTI3xvRi6cI.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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.

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

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂