Using an aqua painter to glue.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you know that the Aqua Painter can be used to glue product together? Yes, the Aqua Painter. No, I have not lost it (more than any other day).

Take the Aqua Painter and make sure it is rinsed and cleaned fully. Then fill with water. As you are finishing that stack of cards to go out in the mail use the Aqua Painter to glue or stick the envelope flap to the envelope. No more paper cut on your lip or that yucky taste from the envelope glue.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where adhesive becomes easier.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever hear of someone complaining that the adhesive was too sticky? I have and I did. When ordering the Big Shot dies I would often say that the adhesive holding the set together was too sticky. I would bend the die in an attempt to get it off the paper so I could use it.

Well, our request has been answered. The new dies have an adhesive holding the set together that is easier to peel off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stick it backwards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever tried to glue a card together and ended up getting fingerprints all over it. Instead turn the card over so the glued part is face down. Take a silicone mat and place over the back of the card. Now gently press and rub to get best adhesion. You will not have any fingerprints on your card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to unstick a mistake.

Pour the heat on.  You heard me.  You need some heat to get out of the mess you’re in.  Take your heat gun and from the back unstick your crooked mat, accent, whatever.  It works.  Heat for about 20 seconds and then gently pull your piece off.  If it doesn’t come off easily with a few gooey strings then you need more heat.  Add about 10 seconds per try and then peel again.  You will be left with a few sticky spots but no tears.

Here’s to fixing those creative “mistakes”.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sequins and glue.

Have you ever used sequins?  How do you glue them on to your project?  Usually they end up glued on to me.  Well, after January 3rd you don’t have to worry about this any longer.  Stampin’ Up! now has adhesive-backed sequins.  Isn’t that great?

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Come take a look at what’s new on Sunday at the New York New Year’s Eve Party.  If you are out of the area or can’t make it please just say so and I will send you a catalog.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂