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

Lots of cards this week.

Lots of cards are being created this week.  Lots and lots.  Why?  I am getting ready for OnStage of course.  Here is a photo of my swap.

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And here are the video links (sorry my internet cut out so there are two videos) on how to make it with a bonus of the stamparatus.

And part 2 to finish it up.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sales, sales, and stamparatus!

The end of year sale is still happening.  If you need anything that is being retired now is the time.

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Here is the link to this event:  https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=100040.

Have you reserved your stamparatus yet?  If someone needs a last minute Christmas idea for you and to not get charged until March this is the perfect gift at $49.

If you need a gift certificate I am available this weekend (including Sunday from 10-2).  Don’t hesitate as I will not be available next week from Dec 18-22.  I will be back open on December 23 and 24 for last minute certificates.

If you would like to place an order online please use host code WUR7D3CD.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂