When you forget your die cutting machine.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today we are talking about using your dies without the die cutting machine (Big Shot, etc.). If you forget your machine or want to emboss instead grab your piercing mat, bone folder, card stock (or designer series paper), die of choice, and washi tape.

Stamp what you want and place your coordinating die over the image. Make sure to use washi tape to secure the die. Tip: You might want to put the washi tape against your pants once or twice so it is not quite so sticky.

Then flip over on a piercing mat or mouse pad or foam and start to rub with your bone folder. If you want an embossed image then only rub until you see an indentation. If you want a cut then you will need to rub until the card stock or paper “tears”.

After rubbing then flip back over and remove the washi tape. You will have an indentation or embossed frame.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a bone folder to straighten things out.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using the bone folder to straighten things out instead of create greater creases. The bone folder can get the kinks out of ribbon or twine easily for you.

Simply hold the ribbon or twine against the edge of the bone folder much like you would a pair of scissors when curling a curling ribbon for a package.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a bone folder for more than folding.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I am talking about the bone folder. This is a great tool to have to crease folds, evenly spread ink, or even curl ribbon or paper. But, would you guess, that it could be used for your hair?

Now I would not have guessed for it to be put in your hair but here it is.

Obviously this is a screenshot of someone else since my hair is super short, but you get the idea.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂