Simple card finished with a scavenger hunt.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is a simple card that was created last night on the Facebook Live! It is using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper that will be available to you June 3. Here are the measurements for this card.

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut at 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side it is scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut at 3 3/4″ X 5″.
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″.
  • Reverse side of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/4″ X 1″.
  • Whisper White punched out with Story Label Punch.

To see the video and to see what the scavenger hunt was all about please go to https://youtu.be/286WlCRYeTk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Scrappy technique.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! We are creating a scrappy card today!

One thought before I begin…next week’s Live will have the same format. Here is the exception…I will take comments for the raffle for whatever project I am creating until midnight. It has to be time-stamped on Wednesday. Any comment will be worth one entry. If you complete the simple project with me and post a picture as a comment it will be worth two entries. All right…now to the project.

So we are creating a scrappy card which means, thankfully, there is not a bunch of thinking. Here are the instructions for this card.

  • Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Bermuda Bay Card Stock to 4″ X 5 1/4″. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 3 3/4″ X 5″. This is your inner mat. Before adhering, cut Foil Peacock Paper to strips and emboss with Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere with Snail Adhesive and then adhere inner mat to outer mat.
  • Stamp sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink and then cut abstractly. Attach with Mini Dimensionals.
  • Tie bow with 1/4″ Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding and attach with Glue Dot.

For further instruction and a bit of information please go to https://youtu.be/bd7Xx2mOI6Q.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. Congratulations Tami O’Brien for winning the card created tonight!

Making a background from dies.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day I am creating a background from several cut out die labels from the new Ornate Garden Suite.

  • Take a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock and cut with a Paper Trimmer to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Take a piece of Basic Black Card Stock and cut to 4″ X 5 1/4″. This is your mat. Do not attach to the card base at this time.
  • Cut 4 filigree labels from Ornate Layers Dies. Cut one label in half by Snips or Scissors. Attach with Snail Adhesive to the black mat. Trim edges off with Snips.
  • Attach accent piece of white label with black insert with Dimensionals.

For full instruction and to see the Ornate Garden Suite please go to the video at https://youtu.be/8eTPcnvD72M.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Creating with a drip.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am giving you directions on how to create three cards all with the same technique called the drip. For this technique you will need a card base, mat, a piece of white card stock, scrap of card stock for words, aqua painter (paint brush and water), and adhesive.

For the card on the left…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Blueberry Bushel Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach wish Snail Adhesive to your card base. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then trim to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink and punch out. Adhere with Dimensionals.
  • Attach pearls.

For the card on the right…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Seaside Spray Card Stock to 5 1/4″ X 4″. Adhere with Snail Adhesive. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then cut in half to create background and glue with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut border with coordinating dies from Ornate Garden Suite (available April 1). Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp accent with Seaside Spray ink in top left corner.
  • Stamp sentiment with Seaside Spray ink and cut out with coordinating die. Attach with Dimensionals.

For the card in the middle…

  • Cut Thick White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Cut Rococo Rose Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through embossing folder in Ornate Garden Suite. Attach with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Go a little slower with the adhesive so the paper does not tear. This is your mat.
  • Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Drip ink and water droplets from Aqua Painter to create background. Let dry overnight. Then punch or die cut to create background and attach with Dimensionals.
  • Take a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock and stamp a single daisy in Lovely Lipstick Ink. Cut out with Snips. Attach with Glue Dots.

For a video on how to create this background please go to https://youtu.be/7UmHOIHyDrk.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂

It’s almost spring!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here in the Studio it’s all about Spring!

Today’s feature is the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper! It is gorgeous, colored or not. I am featuring two cards today. Please leave in the comments which one you like best.

For the card on the left you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive. Tip: Cut out the oval before attaching.
  • Cut the Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Use a Sponge Brayer to color the background. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out oval with Stitched Shapes Framelits and then emboss with Subtles Embossing Folder. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the card on the right you will need…

  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock cut to 4 1/4″ X 11″. It is scored on the 11″ side at 5 1/2″.
  • Rococo Rose Card Stock cut at 5 1/4″ X 4″. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut the Peacock Foils paper at 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through Heirloom Frames Embossing Folder. Attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut out with Snips the flower from the foil paper. Color with Sponge Dauber with Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, and Crushed Curry. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Happy Easter is stamped inside with the Welcome Easter Stamp Set.

For the full video on how to create these cards please go to https://youtu.be/ViW4ajQ1EZA.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using pieces and parts to create a whole.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating this card.

Here are directions…

  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side score at 4 1/4″ with Paper Trimmer. This is your card base.
  • Cut a mat from the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (available March 3) to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Take a Sponge Brayer and Lovely Lipstick to add background color. Attach to base with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp flowers with Lovely Lipstick Ink and Happy Birthday to You stamps on Whisper White Card Stock. Cut out with Die Cutting Machine and Birthday Dies. Attach to mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp sentiment and punch out with Everyday Label Punch. Attach with Dimensionals.
  • Add gems if desired.

To view full video please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUfJ1AgCw0g&t=1s.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Springy ladybug boxes!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! And today we are creating springy ladybug boxes!

To start you will need:

  • mini pizza box
  • real red card stock
  • basic black card stock
  • whisper white card stock or tag
  • real red double-stitched ribbon
  • watercolor pencils
  • blender pen
  • 24 gauge wire
  • tear and tape
  • mini glue dots
  • 1″ circle punch
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • little ladybug host stamp set
  • ladybug dies
  • tuxedo black memento ink pad

Here are the directions:

  • assemble the pizza box
  • cut real red card stock to 3 3/8″ square
  • punch about ten 1/2″ circles (dots on the box)(attach with glue dots)
  • for spring assembly please watch video (link below picture)
  • stamp ladybug, color, blend, and die cut

When finished you will get something that looks like this…

For complete instructions and a video please go to https://youtu.be/rxiQ0Jd5N5s.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Have your cake and eat it too!

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is a bit different as there are four cards I want to present to you. They are all from the Happy Birthday to You Stamps and Dies. The coordinating dies are now available so let me know if you would like your own set. So for today I will give you a photo of each card and some tips. For full instructions please watch the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSmFbdOJT1k&t=20s.

The first card is a monochromatic card with a touch of Wink of Stella to blurry the flowers and give a little softness to the front. The Blueberry Bushel mat is embossed with the Subtles Folder.

The second card is double matted with the gold foil paper embossed with the Subtles Folder as well. Everything is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and cut with the coordinating dies and the Rectangle Stitched ones. This card is mentioned in the video if you need more details.

The third card is colored with the Stampin’ Blends and trimmed to fit the gold pedestal. This one is on the video.

And last, but not least, this card is water colored with the Aqua Painter. Stamp your design with the Versamark Pad. pour Clear Embossing Powder, and then heat with the Heat Tool. Make sure to prime your paper with clear water before coloring with ink.

Comment and tell me which is your favorite!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Gated inlays.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am showing you how to create this card.

Here are the instructions.

  1. Cut Thick Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4″ X 11″. On the 11″ side score at 5 1/2″. This is your card base.
  2. Cut Blackberry Bliss Card Stock to 5″ X 3 3/4″. Run through die cut machine with gate die. You will use the outside frame and keep the gate for another card. Attach the mat with cutout to the card base.
  3. Take Night of Navy Card Stock and run through machine with gate die. Attach cutout to inside of mat with Snail Adhesive.
  4. Cut Leaf Ribbon and attach with Glue Dots.
  5. For sentiment (Peaceful Moments Stamp Set used here) stamp in Versamark Ink and then quickly in to Blackberry Bliss. Stamp on card base and quickly cover with Clear Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool.
  6. For flowers take Small Bloom Punch and punch out about a dozen flowers from the Peaceul Poppies Designer Series Paper. Snip each petal at an angle. Spritz with water until damp. Use large stylus to shape. When dry attach together with Glue Dots as well as to card. Place gems in center of each flower (Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels used here).

For a full video on how to create this card please go to https://youtu.be/1dqgr7_cBgQ.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂