Where circles become Christmas.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using circles to create a Christmas card. Yes, Christmas. Did you know that circles, squares, ovals, and basic shapes can build to create just about anything?

Watch tonight on Facebook Live at 7 pm to find out what creation these circles become. Here is the link to the page, https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni/.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Legos are for stamping.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever just sat and taken a minute to look around you? We are surrounded by texture, color, and so much more.

Today’s find for me was in the toy box. A lego, a simple building block. I took that block and dipped it in ink to create a background.

What new idea will you try today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where a line can make a difference.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever notice the line on the newer embossing folders? This is so you can line up your card stock and make it straight. If you have older folders you might consider grabbing a sharpie and a ruler. This line has been so helpful to me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Catalog is more than just a book.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you ever wish you could have all of your crafty items out just so you can see them? It’s easier to figure out what to create when you can see everything.

So here’s an idea for you. What if you purchased an additional catalog from me ($5) for the sole purpose of cutting it up? When you purchase an item you would cut it out of your additional catalog and place the cut out in a binder. Then when you went to create you could see everything that you have without having everything out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dimensionals as a square.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you put your stamps on a block and not been able to get them straight? Then use a square. I will often have a pack of dimensionals on my crafting desk. Grab them and use it for a straight line.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Cooking with the heat tool.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you used the heat tool to cook? I know we use it to melt the embossing powders, but you can also use it to “cook” shrink paper (shrinky dinks). It will shrivel and turn but keep it steady and it will flatten back out. Tip: Have a tweezer nearby to help flatten out what you need to.

Before
After

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Clear envelopes for more than just cards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ordered the clear envelopes before? Do you use them to protect your cards? That is what they were intended for. But they can also be used to organize and keep small pieces. It can also be used as a bag to hold ink. Clip the corner off and drip ink to create a background. In a pinch an envelope can also be used as somewhat of a glove to protect from ink.

How do you use the clear envelopes?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Vellum in disguise.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever used paper to disguise something? I know we often use embellishments to disguise our goofs when leaving a smudge or fingerprint on our paper. But how about using paper to cover?

In this case I am talking about vellum. When a piece of Designer Series Paper is too bright then use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When a piece is too dark use a piece of vellum as an overlay. When you want accents on a card that aren’t the main focus use vellum. Just remember if you use a stylus to have a light touch. And if you use a heat tool to emboss move it away an additional inch or so and keep it moving more. Vellum scorches and warps much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using an aqua painter to glue.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you know that the Aqua Painter can be used to glue product together? Yes, the Aqua Painter. No, I have not lost it (more than any other day).

Take the Aqua Painter and make sure it is rinsed and cleaned fully. Then fill with water. As you are finishing that stack of cards to go out in the mail use the Aqua Painter to glue or stick the envelope flap to the envelope. No more paper cut on your lip or that yucky taste from the envelope glue.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Where adhesive becomes easier.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you ever hear of someone complaining that the adhesive was too sticky? I have and I did. When ordering the Big Shot dies I would often say that the adhesive holding the set together was too sticky. I would bend the die in an attempt to get it off the paper so I could use it.

Well, our request has been answered. The new dies have an adhesive holding the set together that is easier to peel off.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂