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 🙂

Embossing with vellum.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are embossing with vellum. Vellum is a very delicate specialty paper that cracks easily. Usually it can be put through the Big Shot in an Embossing Folder. Some of the 3D Embossing Folders are a little deep and may cause cracking. If this is the case add a piece of waxed paper or copy (printer) paper between the folder and the piece of specialty paper.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When canceled stamps become more.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! What do you do with your canceled stamps? Do you simply throw the envelope away? In this case take the stamps off and glue to a piece of card stock. Die cut in to a shape and use as an accent piece on a card.

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 🙂

Are you bored with what we have to offer?

It’s Sale Saturday! Are you bored with what we have to offer for Sale-A-Bration? Do you wish some of our stamps that are offered have die cuts? You’re in luck! In the second release for Sale-A-Bration there are many coordinating products for the first release.

So here’s how to get a copy of this new brochure…if you have ordered or are hosting with me during Sale-A-Bration you are already on the list. I will coordinate with you for delivery. If you have not ordered with me since January 2019 then please contact me.

Happy Crafting! (and coordinating)

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rectangles at an angle.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to talk to you about the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies. When you put them in the Big Shot straight across they make a big clunky noise as they roll through the machine. Instead place them at an angle so they go through smoother and also tend to not bend as much.

If you do forget they will just clunk a bit. If they bend just run through at an angle to straighten them back out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Created with the Meant To Be Bundle.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Here is a video on how to create this card.

Watch and find out how to create this card. https://youtu.be/fgMEzDj9rfg

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

From the bottom of my heart.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! When you are cutting out all of your hearts for your Valentine’s Day projects don’t forget to look at what is left. After putting this Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet through the Big Shot I was left with either a baby shark (do you hear the song, doo doo doo doo?) or a very nice scalloped dove tail.

Don’t forget to look at the remnants. Sometimes that’s where it gets good.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making dies a different shape.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever wished that the big detailed die was in a different shape? Well then make it so. Cut the larger die with the detail in it and then run again with the correct shape. You will have the texture that you want along with the shape you desire. It’s a little more work but it will be exactly what you want.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂