Thicker is better for puzzle pieces.

It’s Technique Tuesday! When you are cutting out the puzzle dies the thick card stock tends to work a little better. It allows for the pieces to actually fit together and not just lay next to each other. If you are trying to color the pieces then you will want the white instead of vanilla. The vanilla has a yellow undertone when laying color over top. If you want a vintage feel then you will want the vanilla.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

More Sale-A-Bration Items!

It’s Sale Saturday! There has been more that has been added to Sale-A-Bration in the last few days. Some of the products are now from the regular catalog. This is being called the third release. So there is the first, second, and third release. And don’t forget about the coordinating products.

The easiest way to find everything is to go to my webpage, http://www.jonidaniel.stampinup.net, and click on shop and then sale-a-bration.

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed? It’s okay. It’s our biggest sale of the year!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to make all the paper pretty.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I have a video on how to make even the Designer Series Papers you don’t particularly care for better. We all have that one sheet or pattern that is just not a favorite. So stamp over it. Emboss over it. Make it your own.

Here is the video link on how this is done…https://youtu.be/ln_85b190P8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dies are for more than paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.

In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Protecting your foil.

It’s Technique Tuesday! I wanted to give you a tip on how to protect your foil paper from being marred when being run through the Big Shot.

Take a piece of waxed paper and stack on top of the foil paper. Then run through the Big Shot with a die, framelit, thinlit, or embossing folder. This will give another layer so your foil will not get scratched. (If your cutting or clear plates look like mine and are not so clear this will give a little protection.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Second release for Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! Do you know there is a second release for Sale-A-Bration that is now live? I have mailed out all the brochures and if you don’t have yours by Tuesday (maybe Wednesday) at the latest contact me!

There are some great new products in there! If you can’t wait to see them…here is the link. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10100/sale-a-bration

If you would like to order please use host code 73Y6A9D3 to help Cherryl. This order will be closing out on March 1 at noon. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

3D Stenciling

It’s Tutorial Thursday! The easiest way to create a 3D stencil is to grab your white or black (depends if the paper is light or dark), create a stencil with dies or punches, grab some ink, and a sponge. Sponge your neutral color first and then shift and sponge your color second. This will create a shadow effect for you.

If you prefer to watch the instructions here’s the link for the video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbO5Dg_7Ly4.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Anything plastic can hold your stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! In this case it is not a product being used in a way it is not intended but a lack of product. Imagine that you have gone on vacation and packed all your clothes, toothbrush, and a couple of projects to work on. You pull out your projects and get things in order. You stack your paper, glue, ink, stamps, and blocks. Blocks…where are the blocks? You have forgotten the blocks. (I don’t need to be on vacation to forget my blocks. I just need to travel.)

Don’t fret about not having your blocks. Grab anything plastic…the back of a remote for a TV, tupperware lid, anything plastic. Give a good rinse and then dry. Now you are ready to stamp.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Make a stencil with card stock.

It’s Technique Tuesday! I am going to encourage you to create a stencil today. No, they are not in the catalog any longer. They haven’t been for a few years except for the ones with the embossing paste. But they are easy to make.

Take a piece of card stock and punch (or die cut) a pattern out. To keep it in place while using it attach with washi tape. (Tip: so the washi doesn’t tear your card stock place on your clothing once or twice before attaching.)

To get a 3D effect stamp with craft white ink first. Use the heat gun to dry the ink. Take your stencil and place just offset of the white. Now use a different color to stencil. (A bright or dark color stands out the most from the white.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S. If you want to see this technique in motion please join me for the Facebook Live on Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

Second Release of Sale-A-Bration!

It’s Sale Saturday! Sale-A-Bration is about halfway done or there is half more to go (depending on your perspective). Just yesterday was the second release for Sale-A-Bration. What does this mean? It means you have more free products to choose from. 🙂

Here’s the link to see what’s available…https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10100/sale-a-bration.

If that’s not enough, be watching in the next couple of weeks as I will have more information on some brand new coordinating products that will be available for sale on March 1.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂