When gems become ribbon.

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

Today I am using the Gilded Gems to create a string, ribbon, or cord. Instead of actually using a piece of fabric I have decided to use embellishments to give the illusion of a ribbon.

What else do you think could be used to mimic a ribbon?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Jewels are not just for paper.

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

The gems, rhinestones, or pearls are not only good for cards, boxes, ornaments, and more; but they are also good for faces. Yes, faces.

Permission given by Patricia Zuniga for use of the photo.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamp-a-Versary, Stamp of the Week, and More!

It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.

This morning’s sessions are full but tonight’s are not. Please let me know if you intend on coming tonight.

Today is my 14th Stamp-a-Versary! As so many things this year I too am not having a big gathering to celebrate. So, instead, I thought I would pass a personal promotion over to you. With every $50 order you will get a bonus embellishment of your choice that will be sent with your thank you card. So as you place your order either online or with me please communicate which embellishment you would like as your bonus. For a look at the embellishments available to you please go to https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/1013001/embellishments. All are available to you except the Charming Rose Bracelet. This promotion runs through midnight of Friday, July 31.

On top of the bonus embellishments from me there are also still Bonus Days to consider. For every $50 in product purchased now until August 3 you earn a $5 coupon code to be redeemed from August 4-31.

If you would like to order online please use host code DHKNZMWP to qualify for the bonuses through me. This code will be good through Friday the 31st.

Save the date for Monday, August 3 – Saturday, August 8 for the next Stamp of the Week which will feature a fall component from the new Mini Catalog.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

All fixed with a gem.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! I bet you already know this one. You can use a gem or embellishment to cover up an “oops”.

In this case the “&” didn’t quite come out. So instead I put a gem in its place.

Has this ever happened to you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Add a bit of bling.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Vellum in disguise.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever used paper to disguise something? I know we often use embellishments to disguise our goofs when leaving a smudge or fingerprint on our paper. But how about using paper to cover?

In this case I am talking about vellum. When a piece of Designer Series Paper is too bright then use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When a piece is too dark use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When you want accents on a card that aren’t the main focus use vellum. Just remember if you use a stylus to have a light touch. And if you use a heat tool to emboss move it away an additional inch or so and keep it moving more. Vellum scorches and warps much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embellishments instead of errors.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever created a card or project and not known what to put to finish it? Did you already glue it together and wish you had stamped? Then use embellishments!

In this case I had already glued the pocket on and knew that this needed something. I thought of stamping first but knew I really couldn’t with the folds. Instead I reached for the Frosted Flower Embellishments.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Shimmer paint with an aqua painter.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  You can color the embellishments with the stampin’ blends or the shimmer paints. Simply dampen the tip of the aqua painter and then dip into the paint.
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Happy Crafting!
 
With inky fingers,
Joni 🙂

Embellishments in disguise.

Embellishments are not just to pretty things up.  Sometimes they are used to hide a fingerprint, smudge, or even a glue dot.  In yesterday’s class a crafter used a glitter enamel dot to hide the bump from a glue dot.  Don’t think your card is ruined until you have tried everything.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  If you need a retiring list for the Holiday Catalog please let me know.

Alcohol markers color more than paper.

Have you tried the new Stampin’ Blends, the alcohol markers?  Did you know they can color more than paper?  You can color tile, glass, embellishments, and more!  Take a look!

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If you need a brochure for the new Blends comment or contact me so I can get you a copy!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂