Outlining while punching.

Have you ever wanted a clean line around the edge of your punched image?  If you sponge after you just seem to get the whole image inked?  Try outlining the image before you punch.  Here’s how…

  1. Grab a piece of cardstock and stamp whatever image you want.
  2. Place in punch but do not cut.20180508_072206_wm
  3. Grab whatever color marker and depending on how fine a line is what tip you will use. (Brush tip used here.)
  4. When outlining make sure to pinch the paper so it doesn’t move, but doesn’t cut.20180508_072322_wm
  5. Now punch or cut out.20180508_072332_wm
  6. Make sure to wipe ink off of edges of punch.  I used a baby wipe.

Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Any punch can be made a tag.

Did you know that you can create a tag out of just about any punch?  Well, you can.  I’ve taken a few photos to help with the process.

First, you want to use your trimmer or cutter to cut your cardstock just barely wider than the punch.

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Second, you want to fold at the score line and insert into the punch.  Make sure the scored or folded side is past the cutting surface of the punch.

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Third, and last, punch!

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If you create a tag from a punch please post a photo in the comments.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sometimes crooked is the new straight.

For those of you that have attended any of my classes you will often hear me say “stamp first then punch”.  If you stamp it crooked you can still punch it crooked too making the end result straight.  Just a little technique for you that will come in handy for this Thursday’s card.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clouds are not just for the sky.

Today is one of my favorite themes, Wacky Wednesday.  I love looking outside the box to see what else we can create with a product.  Today the cloud from “Up and Away” becomes a hole for a tag punch.

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Here is the finished tag with this!

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Remember that the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch matches with the stamp set Half Full.

If you create today please post to the Facebook Page.

Happy Crafting!