Getting hammered.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today we are creating from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. Remember that you want to pay attention if you want the front or back of the folder. If you want an image that is raised you will want the front of the folder where the logo is. If you want anContinue reading “Getting hammered.”

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 edgeContinue reading “Using a bone folder to straighten things out.”

Coloring to coordinate the ribbon.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! This is the day we don’t have inky fingers. Yes, that’s right. No inky fingers. So here is what you do. To color a ribbon you grab any shade of Stampin’ Blends (alcohol marker) that you want and color away. You will need to color a bit beyond where you want toContinue reading “Coloring to coordinate the ribbon.”

How to color a ribbon with no fingerprints.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Have you ever needed a coordinating ribbon for your card or project and forgotten to order it? My favorite is when I need 14 inches and have 8. It seems to always happen. Instead of complaining or putting that project on hold color your ribbon. Yes, color it! Take your metallic-edged ribbonContinue reading “How to color a ribbon with no fingerprints.”

When paper is used as ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today I am talking about ribbon and paper.  Did you know they are interchangeable? When you run out of ribbon, or simply didn’t purchase any, then go to your Designer Series Paper stash.  Most of our papers are double-sided whichContinue reading “When paper is used as ribbon.”

When brads are used for more than decoration.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Do you know that a brad can be used for more than a decoration or embellishment?  It can also be used to hold vellum to a card base without any other adhesive.  But today we are talking about brads withContinue reading “When brads are used for more than decoration.”

Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas

And here we are at the finish line!  It’s the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Have you ever run a race and felt the tape come across you as you finished?  It’s a good feeling to know you finished. So for today’s contest…any order $25 or more placed today (until midnight) willContinue reading “Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas”

When Christmas ribbon becomes Valentine accents.

Don’t throw away your Christmas ribbon.  That red ribbon becomes a great accent for Valentine’s Day.  Start thinking outside the box.  Just about anything allotted for Christmas can be re-purposed for Valentine’s Day.  Remember to look sideways, upside down, and backwards at your supplies. Happy Crafting! With inky fingers, Joni 🙂

Every mistake is just a creative opportunity…

There is no mistake in crafting.  There is an opportunity to make something new and different when the project does not go as planned. So, earlier this week, I had sat down to create.  Everything was going as planned until I cut the ribbon too short. It may not look like it is too shortContinue reading “Every mistake is just a creative opportunity…”

Techniques can make a card

As I was having fun with Facebook Live last night I realized how much the little things matter.  I had missed the trash can and grumbled about how much effort would be spent picking up what didn’t want to go in.  Last night’s card was proof of that.  The little bit of glue to makeContinue reading “Techniques can make a card”

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