When a ruler is more than that.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  I know that you understand that a ruler is meant to be used for creating straight lines.  And once in a while it is even used to stir something or slide something out from behind something else.  But did you know it could be used to curl things as well?  Yes, the straightest thing can be used to create curl.

Take a slim piece of card stock resembling a ribbon’s width and spritz with water.  You will want it to be damp, but not dripping.  Curl around the ruler and leave to dry.  Once dry the paper will keep its shape.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Leaves become a flower.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Today we are stretching our supplies and thinking creatively.  The Rooted In Nature set keeps giving me more ideas.  Yes, they are beautiful leaves.  But, did you know, that those same leaves become beautiful flowers?

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To see this card finished and several others please tune back in to my Faceboook Page tomorrow night at 7 pm.  If you don’t have Facebook please check out my YouTube channel “stamping with joni”.  The video from the Live will be downloaded and ready for you on Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Foam stamps make great cards.

Creating a stamp is not hard.  Creating one that lasts and has great quality…I will leave that to the experts.  If you read Tuesday’s technique post you already know what I am talking about.  For today I will finish the card.

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For a video please go to DIY Stamp Video.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using foam to make stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended.  Did you know that you can make your own stamps?  I am not saying to go buy another machine.  I am saying to use what you already have.  So grab your fun foam from the dollar store and your Big Shot.  You will need foam, Big Shot, and Embossing Folder of choice.  Run the foam through in the folder just like you would with a piece of card stock.  Then grab some glue dots and tack the foam to a clear block to create a “stamp”.  Then ink and use normally.

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To watch how this is done tune in tonight on the Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Take Your Pick

It’s Technique Tuesday and I am all about options.  The new Take Your Pick tool gives plenty of options.  You have a spatula, piercing tool, small stylus, large stylus, and a putty end.  If you love the details of bitty pearls, rhinestones, gems, or embellishments then the putty tip will soon be your best friend.  I tried it the other day and it cut my time in less than half to get the little seed pearls on my tufted card.  Just simply press to pick up the pearl and then press on to your desired place.  It’s that simple.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sale Saturday

It’s Sale Saturday so here’s what’s happening!

The new Holiday Catalog is Live!  If you don’t have your copy please contact me for delivery options.

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Sign up now for this month’s spooky Paper Pumpkin.  You have only until the 10th!

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And to order online please use host code BH6BMG4R to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂