Using tape to remove something.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know tape can not only stick things together but it can also take things apart?

If you have ordered the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate then you should know there is a film on it to prevent the foil or metallic from getting scratched. You will need to take it off so the true brilliance of the paper comes through. You can try with your fingers or even a tweezers. The easiest for me is to grab a piece of scotch tape and stick it to the film. Then pull on the tape and the film comes right off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape is for more than sticking something together.

It’s Wacky Wednesday! This is the day where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever gotten glitter into your ink pad? I have. I have scraped, begged, and pleaded to no avail. But I didn’t know this tip at the time.

Take packing or mailing tape and roll it up like you would if you were getting lint off your clothes. Then grab the glitter off the pad much like you would the lint. Here are a couple of tips. Make sure it is the clear mailing tape. Masking or duct tape leave adhesive on the pad. You might want to also have an ink refill handy after you get done cleaning your pad.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape can look like a glaze.

Today’s card is easy and looks like it has an expensive glaze over it.  It’s just tape.  Yes, tape.  Here’s how to do it and what supplies you will need.

Supplies Needed

Whisper White Thick Cardstock for Base

Basic Black Cardstock

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Pearlized Doily

Shimmery White Cardstock

Clear Mailing Tape

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Stampin’ Blends

Snail Adhesive


Staz-on ink


Cut cardbase to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 on the long side.

Glue with snail adhesive the black mat (5 X 3 3/4 inches) to the base.

Glue with snail adhesive the designer paper (4 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches) to the black mat.

Glue with snail adhesive the pearlized doily after cutting in half.

For the accent or focal piece:

  1. Ink with staz-on the stamp of your choice (Beautful You used here).
  2. Place clear tape over inked image and rub to transfer.
  3. Place tape on to shimmery white cardstock.
  4. Die cut with stitched shapes.
  5. Color with stampin’ blends.
  6. Place four dimensionals to the back, peel, and place.

Here is the link to the video:

Enjoy or mail to someone special!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tape is for more than holding things together.

Have you ever thought to stamp on a piece of tape?  Me either.  Grab your staz-on ink and cleaner and get going.  You will need masking tape as well as clear mailing tape.


Ink your stamp with staz-on and then place your tape adhesive side down on top of the inked image.  Rub lightly.  Take the tape off and place on your mat or card.


For a complete tutorial and to see the finished cards please come back Thursday.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂