Paper as a ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today I want to talk to you about using paper as a ribbon.

Sometimes a fabric ribbon does not seem to match. It’s dyed to be the same color but with the texture it just doesn’t seem to go. This is when you rely on your paper instead. Take a narrow strip of paper and glue down much like a ribbon. It will match!

This card will be created at Cheryl’s Card Class on the 14th. Here’s the invitation.

Let me know if you would like to come!

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 🙂

When one piece of paper becomes a basket.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today is the day I will show you how to use one piece of paper and get an entire basket out of it. No, I will not be cutting strips like before and gluing them all together. This project is rather simple.

So stay tuned for tonight’s Facebook Live at 7 pm to learn how to make these Easter baskets.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper as a funnel.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that a piece of paper can be used as a funnel? When you are using the embossing powder make sure to have a tray, coffee filter, cheap paper plate, or piece of copy paper underneath. Then you can easily create a funnel to get the powder back in that little bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamps are not just for paper.

Do you use your stamps for more than just paper?  Did you know that they could be used for more than paper?  Basically any flat surface can be stamped.  I have been creative on cardstock, wood, fabric, glass, cork, metal, clay, paperclay, and even cookies.  If you stamp into food make sure to clean your stamps very well before you do.  The end to stamping is where your imagination stops.  So be brave and think what kind of ink is for…  If I don’t know the answer I will find out.  So ask away.  Be brave and try something new today.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper is for more than cards.

Did you know that our Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, or Specialty Paper can be used for much more than just cards?  It can also be used with the envelope punch board to create boxes, bags, tags, cards, and more!  It’s limited to your imagination.  If you need help designing something outside of your box please let me know.  That’s what I am here for.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂