Year-End Closeout

It’s Sale Saturday!  Are you aware that there is a huge sale going on right now?  I hope so.  If not, here’s the link for you to shop with pictures…https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10090/year-end-closeout .

The Stamparatus bag is now available to purchase.  If you have purchased the Stamparatus this is a great accessory to have.  If you don’t have it, it’s a great organizer bag to bring a project with you.

Not just for the Stamparatus but for keeping organized too.

If you would like to order online please use host code 
VF2PDHZU to help Jodi.  This code will be up until 9 pm tonight.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Bonus Days are almost gone!

It’s Sale Saturday!  Here are the promotions.

Bonus Days are almost gone!  There are only two days left.  So if you haven’t redeemed your $5 off call me now!

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Stamparatus accessories are available October 1.

 

The Stampin’ Up! New Year begins on October 1.  Be watching for a New Year’s Special.

World Card Making Day is October 6.  Be looking for promotions for this great day!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Plenty of Promotions

It’s Sale Saturday!  There are plenty of promotions happening right now!

  1. Bonus Days Coupons need to be redeemed if you still have them!  There are 9 days left!
  2. Stamparatus accessories will go live on October 1.  You can now order extra hinged plates, grid paper to fit the platform, and more.
  3. The Clearance Rack has been updated and added to!  Go take a look.  Clearance Rack

That’s about all for now, but I’m sure there will be more.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas

Is the Stamparatus on your list but it has not yet been crossed off?  Let me help.  Here are the details for today’s promotion.

Purchase the Stamparatus plus the Shammy and get the Stampin’ Spritzer as well as a case to store it for FREE!  This is a savings of $8.86 (bonus days coupon too).

Please contact me to order this great deal!  This is not available online.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamparatus fixes everything.

Well, that title might be a little over zealous but it does fix some stamping errors.  If you generally get the halos then this gives you permission to stamp lighter.  There is no fear of something not inking properly and not being able to go back.  With the Stamparatus you can always go back.

In this instance I didn’t use equal pressure and didn’t get the left side of the stamp inked the same as the right.

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And usually this would be the end of the story.  It’s time for a do over.  Toss it, flip it, and re-stamp.  But not this time.  I simply re-inked my stamp and pressed it again.  This time I made sure to press the left side.  Here is the result.

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If you would like to order a Stamparatus please contact me or use host code J92PTFKA to help Jodi earn FREE products!

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on Facebook Live to see how to create a wreath with a single stamp and this great tool.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using the Stamparatus to create a wreath.

Today’s technique is a tiny bit different.  I am using the Stamparatus to create a wreath, the ultimate in positioning.  Here’s how to do it in pictures and then explanation.

  1. Create a template using a 6×6 piece of cardstock.  Take the largest plain square from the Layering Squares Dies and cut a square from the middle.  Then place the square at a diagonal to create a diamond.
  2. Take your square that was cut out to become your accent piece.
  3. Place in square, not diamond.
  4. Stamp whatever you choose to create your wreath.
  5. Rotate the same direction each time.
  6. Stamp again.  Repeat on all 4 sides.
  7. Then begin on the diamond side.
  8. Rotate and stamp on all 4 sides of the diamond.
  9. You have a wreath or circle of whatever stamp you choose.

For the complete tutorial tune in on Thursday.  For the video tune in to the Live on Wednesday evening at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Credit goes to DOStamping for the original idea.

Promotions, farmers’ market, and class!

There is one promotion running through Monday night at 9 pm and is only available through me.  For every Stamparatus you purchase you get one FREE shammy piece to clean your stamps.  Please use host code Y9H7NWTT to help Jodi.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Even though I am not at the Farmers’ Market this morning please go and support our town.  There is fresh produce, honey, and more to be had.  If this market isn’t supported it will go to the side like everything else.

I will have office hours today from 10:30-12:30 since class is cancelled this morning.  This afternoon from 3-6 will be class and tonight’s office hours will be in effect.  Here is the new flyer that I hope explains this well.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Making something smaller is often helpful.

You’ve heard that if you have a huge project to do that you should break it up into smaller chunks to get it done.  This also prevents feeling overwhelmed.  The same is true with our stamping products.  Just recently I cut a shammy into smaller pieces.  This is so when I use the Stamparatus I have something easy to clean my stamps with.

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So my challenge for you today is this…order the Stamparatus and you will get a chunk of shammy so you can clean easier too.  This offer is available until Monday the 18th.  Please use host code Y9H7NWTT when ordering online or contact me to order in person.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamparatus is more than a positioner.

Did you know that the Stamparatus can be used for more than a positioner?  Have you ever needed a third hand to tie that bow?  Now you have one.  Since the magnet is so strong you can tuck the ribbon under and tie your bow.  It’s easy to get things done.  I just haven’t figured out how to put a jar down so a ribbon can be tied around the bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Inlaid cards with a bonus of kicking butt.

Today’s tutorial is on how to create this inlaid card.

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So let’s get to it. 🙂

  1. Start with a card base cut tall instead of our regular.  Instead of cutting at 5 1/2 inches cut instead at 4 1/4″.  Then score at 5 1/2 ” and not 4 1/4″.  Thick white is used here.
  2. Then cut a mat at 5 x 3 3/4″ out of whisper white.  To cut the dragonfly use the dragonfly framelit (outline).  After cutting the outline then place the cutout with the detailed die over it.  Run through the Big Shot.
  3. After cutting the dragonfly from the white mat, then take your words of choice and apply to the stamparatus.  Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black are used here.
  4. To assemble, glue (snail adhesive) the designer series paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ to the white mat.  Then glue to the card base.  Now glue the detailed piece to inlay.
  5. Enjoy your card!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

 

P.S.  As a bonus here is a video and sneak peek for the new stamp set Enjoy Life.  Enjoy Life Video