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August 29, 2009



Jan those cards are totally FAB! I will pop on over to IE so I can watch the video too.

Darlene L

OMG! What a clever technique. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us through the video! Now to get the nerve and time to try it.


All I can say is WOW. What a great card. You did a great job on your first video. Can't wait to see more.


WOW! Thank you for inspiring us all. That card and video are amazing. I wish that I had some chocolate to send to you as a thank you for your talent.


My gosh! Fabulous cards! Great vocabulary builder (proscenium) and inspiration!

I will try to make one of course, but I may have to build up my MOJO! :)


Show off.

LOL Love it of course--you never fail to amaze and impress! I bow before you! Err something. :-)

Charlene H.

I love the card - thanks for doing the video.


Fabulous cards!!!! Thanks for sharing the video and all the time you put into this project! Awesome! I know I will be making some cards like this and will need to refer to the video over and over.


Wonderful tutorial. Beautiful cards. Fun to hear your voice! Thank you.

Lisa (cat)

BRAVO! Great tutorial! AWESOME cards!

I love how you "fling" the pieces you aren't using aside.


Wonderful cards and an excellent job on your first video!

Kreates Kards

LOVE the card!!!! Excellent.

I don't understand tho at what point you do the image that is being revealed. Would you explain that part for us.

I appreciate too that you listed the supplies & dimensions in your blog. Those are easy for us to read when we are making the card. The one on the video was hard to read (older eyes here ... LOL).

Thank you again. You did a great job on the video.


fantastic! I am going to try and make one of those today :)

Wendy W.

Suh-weet!! I can honestly say that I have never seen a card like this before (and I LOVE funky-folded things!)!! Super cool, girlfriend (and I wasn't even mentioned ONCE!! Sheesh!!)!!


Inspirational as always and many congrats on your first video, it was great. Love the Julia Child flinging! And now itching to have a go at making one - off to the craft room! cheers

Dawn Griffith

OMG Jan You are No longer a video virgin :) YAHOO!! I am sooo stinkin proud of you .. and your video & Project are of course Fabulous! One word of advice ( It will get alot easier the more you do ..)
Love ya
Dawn Griffith

Katie B.

The video was are so funny...just like in your posts.
The card is wonderful, beautiful, creative, and I gotta make one.

Linda Peterson

That is one of the best tutorials I have seen. You did a great job showing how to do this technique.
Thank you.
Linda Peterson

Carol Matthews

Totally GOJUS! Great tutorial - and I love your voice, it's very distinctive (something singers and actors would die for!!) and now even if I've fallen asleep in front of my monitor (as can happen after 50 pages of SCS galleries) I will immediately be inspired when I hear your dulcet tones!!!
PS Thanks for sharing - gotta make that card!

Linda Watts

OMG - What a fun and informative video. Thanks for sharing and making me laugh too.
I LOVE your cards.

Trina Leeson

Fantabulous card!!! Love it, I love cards that have something different and unique about them and this one fits the bill perfectly :) Great video, I just subscribed to you on youtube ;)

Terri E.

You are stampin geneous!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Betty Murphy

MARVELOUS! So cool. I will have to try it.


Great card and you were absolutely correct to wait to show off this technique with a video. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing your cards and now this is the icing on the cake. Julia Childs would be proud. Thanks again and keep them coming.


Wow!! I can't wait to try this one. I especially love how the Christmas card sings when you open it :)


OMG!!!!!!!!!! That is so beautiful! Such a cool technique! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope we see more videos from you!


SO glad that you are doing videos now. This is a new idea for me. Zowie! I love it and am off to stamp! (Do you think that your friend, Dawn, could paint your fingernails hot pink for the next video???) Just kidding!! :D

Vicky Kahlandt

Jan, the video was wonderful!! You did a great job!! loved the card too and can't wait to make one! TFS!

Beth B

just perfect in every way.


Wow - that was Fantabulous!! (fantastic and fabulous) Love the idea and you've inspired me to try one! thanks so much for sharing with us

dianne shiozaki

Jan..I DEFINITELY have to do this one! This is fabulous! thanks for sharing!


Awesome technique!!!

Debi Pippin

Bravo Bravo (wildly clapping as you bow). I hope you do more of these as I Loved this and want to see more. How could we not love the great Jan Tink though??
Debi Pippin


What an awesome card AND video! You did a great job with both! :)

Marilyn Goodrich

Bravo! Congrats on your first video and I LOVE the technique you shared! How fun :-) Can't wait to try it out!!


Awesome first video and a great card, I can't wait to try it!


SO COOL!!! I love, love, LOVE that second card! You did a great job! You've now spoiled us and we will no longer accept just photos on your blog. That is all.

;) Brandi

Melissa F.

Great cards and a great technique. I'm going to have to give this one a try. Love the Christmas card. Thanks for sharing and I think the video was fabulous.


Great video! The card is awesome and you deserve mass quantities of chocolate for sharing this.

Jenn D

It's fantastic Jan! I wish I had time now to sit down and make one, but my husband says I have to go to church too . . . and I can't just send him and the boys even thought I feel inspired to stamp my own version right now.


Bravo....and the crowd goes wild! Standing ovation! Yea *Ü*
Now...its ENCORE time!
See what you've done, now Ü


great tutorial...splitcoast should do a feature for it in their tutorials...fabulous. already hav eideas for it...thanks for sharing

Eileen McClean

Wow, it is wonderful and it is great to hear you and see you work.Thanks for sharing


I love the cards and you did a great job on your first video :) Can't wait to see more! Going to go try out one of these cards right now :)

Kate Bahr

Hi Jan, For your first time you did pretty good....but I'm not sure I understood what you did wrong!!!!??? I haven't tried the card yet, so I guess I'll figure it out as I go! Just love your cards and speciallllly your humor Thanks Kate

Gail S.

So glad you posted this and did so with a tutorial! I love your blog and all your cards, but this one is just 'over the top' super fantastic! I've got to try it!



Patricia Giesbrecht

Neat! I really love the Christmas one. I have that set, I'm definitely going to try that one! Thanks for sharing.


It's awesome!!! Encore, encore! I can't wait to make one of these, they are so cool! You're da bomb, yes you are.

Wow - what a great project, Jan! Must try this!
Well done on your video debut!


Thanks for a great tutorial - your video debut was mahvelous! My friend who heard but did not see it asked if you are the Julia Child of stamping!

jackie M. - Oregon

You are a genius! A really wow new card layout. Your video was great, too. I enjoyed this so much. thank you, thank you. The effort you put in is greatly appreciated.


SHUT UP!!!! ...............thud!!! And, you *know* that means. ;) Stampin' "O"!!!


P.S. Yes, I know how *freakin'* ETERNAL it takes to create AND edit just 5 minutes of video, so no one can appreciate what you've accomplished here more than I do, my friend! *MONDO HUGS*


This is absolutely GOJUS!! I loved it. What an awesome technique. I'm going to try it today. You're the absolute greatest. Oh, GOJUS voice too. Looking forward to many, many more. I'm bowing down to those ladies did at convention. I would have done the same too if I attended.

Barbara V

Love your video Jan...makes me think I could do that (the card, not the video!) Looking forward to more...

Elizabeth Fortuna

Oooooh Jan this is absolutely fabulous! thanks for sharing and good job on the video. May it rain chocolate upon you! :)


Did I like it? No, I L-O-V-E-D it! (And you!)

Judi Parker

WOW Jan, what a fantastic card although I must admit, I had to look up the word proscenium. I cannot wait to try this but it is going to require a trip to the store, there is not a sticky note in this house. You did a beautiful job on your first video and I am looking forward to watching it.

Linda Henry

That is a great technique. I had never seen it before but I am going right now to my craft room to make some. Awesome job on the video. Thanks for sharing such a cool tutorial.

Linda H
Sacramento, CA


JanTink, that was awesome!! Now where's my chocolate to offer to the video queen???


what an amazing debut! love this video. thanks SO much for taking the time. (my vote is for joseph's coat, for a next technique.)


lela aka serenity


I loved your video, love your card and YILY! You can make a person LOL whether he/she be reading your blog or watching your video! You do create some perfectly stinkin' beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing this. I have plans for it already. :)


Cheryl Wilcox

WOWZA! Janine, these are fabulous! Going to have to give this cute card a try - my stampin' gals will love it! Cheryl


Jan, you're the bomb! Thanks for sharing your talent and your video so that we can all follow in your creative realm. Way cool card and love the examples

Joyce Spear

Utterly fabulous! Love the card, love the video... YILY (yes, I even love yourself)! Ya done good, girl!

I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :D


You are just amazing!! I'm looking forward to more........


Jan, Jan, Jan, now that you've ascended to Video Fame heights, will you still talk to us? Will you still be my fwiend?? heehee... I was SO excited to see that you posted your first video, I'm sure I'll watch it again and again!!!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him

Jan Hoyt

Did we like it? What, are you nuts??? OF COURSE we liked, not really, we LOVED it! I think you did a great job on the video and can't even begin to imagine the time it must have take you to get it all set up, fine tune the technical parts and come up with an awesome video.

As for the project? Also just GREAT! Who doesn't love an interactive card? I really liked the way you re-engineered whatever project in a book inspired you, the sliding window is terrific! My favorite card was the Season of Simple Grace one....very pretty!

If I ever get motivated enough to try to follow your great tutorial and make a card of this style, I will certainly link it. But don't hold your breath, I'm pretty sure that I don't have it in me to do all that precision punching! Jan Hoyt

Susan G

Love it!!! Both the card and your new blog look. Both are fabulous. I've never seen a card like this one. Thanks for sharing it. It certainly makes more sense to see a video on it. Just remember that the first video will be the hardest now that you've worked out all the kinks in the procedure. We'll look forward to more in the future.

Jackie Barfield

I think one word says it all. AWESOME!

Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to do a class on this. My customers will love it!


Desirée Spenst

Well, Jan, judging by your SLEW of comments, I'd say your video was a complete success! I know I certainly enjoyed it - I even called my husband (who likes such technical cool things) over to watch, and HE liked it too! I'm going to have to try it, although I'm a bit afraid... If it took you, the great JanTink, several tries to get it right, I'm probably in for a lot of scrap card stock :) Thank you for the time invested in this project and video tutorial! You rule the stamping world with grace and magnificence :)

Tory B

Oh, Jan! That was FAB-U-LOUS!!! What an ingenious card and amazing video tutorial. I can't wait until I have time to try one of those myself! I do have one question. I saw you fling like Julia Child, but do you have a self cleaning floor like she did? I've always wanted to know where to get one. LOL

Nancy Johnson

GOJUS!!! I loved the card and the technique. You made it seem possible even for beginners. The Julia Child moment was funny. Keep up the great work, and I really appreciate all of the work you put into this video.


What a great video, thanks so much for sharing. I am definitely going to try this technique. Lovely to hear your voice(lovely as well).



You are too stinkin' cute!!! Absolutely

LOVE your GOJUS cards!!!! I can't wait to try these out!!!!! Wonder what I could make for Halloween or Fall to start. Hmmmmmm.....

Loved your tutorial with your fun comments as well. My daughter & I just went to "Julie & Julia" the movie, so I had to giggle at your Julia Child coment. Meryl was perfect for the part if you are thinking of seeing it! I'm not much of a cook, but it was a very delightful movie just the same.

OK, back to the subject at hand, I must ask how you can make a card sing so lovely as your Christmas card, is that a "sound bite" that we can purchase from you? You'd better patent that before SU gets ahold of it! LOL!

Thanks for trying out the video tutorial & keep them coming. It really makes your cards come alive. Moohahaha!

Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)


Great, great cards and a super video! I'm sooo happy you decided not to remain a "video virgin" as DG put it. Your blog has always kept me in stitches and I always look forward to your posts. Now I get to look forward to videos, too. Woohoo! Keep up the great work. J


OMG.. (as my Ram would say) GIRL this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Darn this computer of mine that is slow I had to wait to come to my MIL so I could see this video. WOW and WOW... U so ROCK GIRL :)

Carol V

Oh, what a fabulous technique. You did a SUperb job on your first video. THanks!!!

Genelle Little

Awesome job - thanks so much! So lovely to be able to hear your voice (when I read your blog, you have an Australian accent, LOL!) Beautiful cards too.

Annette Jensen

This is a "freaky good" technique. Can't wait to try it...hmmmm, I'm thinking of a spider web that parts to show the spider. Have to go check out what stamps I have to accomplish that!

Ruth Hatch

AWESOME video! You go girl! And you do not have a doofy voice!
I'll try that technique in a couple of years LOL!

Next please do the pirate card tutorial using the aquapainter and the ghost technique???
Please please please please!!!



Great tutorial. I'm looking forward to giving this one a try.


Janet Swofford

I love these FABO cards!!! YILJ !!! Yes,I love Jan!!! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us and now in living techno video:-)
Inky hugs,

Inky Fingers, Paper Cuts, and a Glitter Mustache

Loved it loved it loved it! You did a great job.
Your voice is fine--I didn't realize it was so rich. I'll be reading your blog differently now......

Peggy Maier

Wonderful! You did a terrific job. It's so much easier to see how to do this card with the video. I, for one, am one appreciative fan!


Wowzers! I love it,the card and the tutorial! Lol,love the way you just throw away the scallops at the beginning of your video!



Those are awesome - I'm definitely making one to show at my open house.

Claudia V

SOOOOO Cool!!! Thank you for the great video, for not giving up on making it, AND the creative card idea. I loved your cards that you made!!!

Ellie Moore

You freakin' crack me up! You talk like you write and write like you talk.......if THAT makes any sense at all LOL Awesome technique....haven't seen that anywhere :) TFS


You are SO MUCH FUN to READ and now WATCH on video!:) You did a great job....thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to make one myself!

Erica Fields

WOW!! You certainly started off your video career with a BANG! Love the card and you make it seem so simple. I'll definitely be making 1 or 2. I have the perfect stamp set for this technique. I'll be sure to link back. And your blog's new look is so you. Michelle did a great job. Looking forward to many more of your tutes.


Wow..this is an amazing card! I looooove it! I also loved the fun and playful way you narrated the tutorial, especially when you tossed the cutouts (Julia style!)..I smiled all the way through! Genius production! Hope to see more in the future. Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us..can't wait to try it!


Simply stunning!!!! and love your new look too!!!


That was awesome. That tutorial was so funny but very entertaining. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing that tutorial although it was time consuming well worth the view. Thanks again for sharing. I will definitely try this one out. Your samples were just devine.



Hi Jan; what a HOOT you are in your video. [I don't think anybody really likes their voice on tape] And thank you from the bottom of my humble heart for letting we novices see that even the Queen does make errors at times. It's good to be Queen, eh?? Great cards! Thx.. :>


Jan--I knew you had talent, but I didn't know you could sing. What a voice!!!!!! I am trying to close my mouth after viewing this video, and am having trouble, as I am in complete awe of this card. You deserve some chocolate for this design and video!


Jan this is so STINKIN' cute it's RIPE! Thank you SO much for the inspiration. You're always takin' it to new heights.


Great card - off to have a go - but my you are funny, my hubby is now looking at me strangely


Patti Groetsema

There were times when you were talking that I could hear a female version of your dad......and then I could hear your mom!!! Don't know who the singing takes after, but you are definitely your parents daughter!!!

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