Stick it backwards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever tried to glue a card together and ended up getting fingerprints all over it. Instead turn the card over so the glued part is face down. Take a silicone mat and place over the back of the card. Now gently press and rub to get best adhesion. You will not have any fingerprints on your card.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When all else fails get a hammer.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember when eyelets were all the rage? Do you remember the toolkit with the little hammer and eyelet setter with punch? Well, today my heat was starting to get fixed (yes, that broke too) and I was asked if I had a small hammer.

I presented my eyelet setter hammer as more of a joke. When he said “perfect” I snickered a bit. It was used to see if a jammed valve would open. While it didn’t budge I was a little tickled that my little hammer had been used on the roof for a stubborn valve.

You never know when or where your crafty tools will get put to use.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper as a funnel.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that a piece of paper can be used as a funnel? When you are using the embossing powder make sure to have a tray, coffee filter, cheap paper plate, or piece of copy paper underneath. Then you can easily create a funnel to get the powder back in that little bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Dies are for more than paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that our dies for the Big Shot can be used for more than paper? They can also be used to stencil or help cut clay.

In this case I used Paperclay and rolled it out pretty thin. Once it got down to about a quarter of an inch I placed my die on top of the clay and proceeded to gently roll the clay. The die first left an impression and then cut enough so I could peel the clay away.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Anything plastic can hold your stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! In this case it is not a product being used in a way it is not intended but a lack of product. Imagine that you have gone on vacation and packed all your clothes, toothbrush, and a couple of projects to work on. You pull out your projects and get things in order. You stack your paper, glue, ink, stamps, and blocks. Blocks…where are the blocks? You have forgotten the blocks. (I don’t need to be on vacation to forget my blocks. I just need to travel.)

Don’t fret about not having your blocks. Grab anything plastic…the back of a remote for a TV, tupperware lid, anything plastic. Give a good rinse and then dry. Now you are ready to stamp.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Heat tool for a motorcycle.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that you could use the heat tool to help nuts and bolts release? Blast the stuck part with the heat tool for about two minutes (don’t touch) and then unscrew. The heat will allow the bolt to be broken free much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

The holidays are still here.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know that certain products from the Holiday Catalog have been carried over? Even though you are done with the Christmas holiday Stampin’ Up! is not. So start your Christmas cards early and get them done this year.

Here’s the link to the carry over list…https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/10120/holiday-favorites.

So let me know what you would like for Christmas…2019. Remember that there are a few products in the Annual Catalog also for the holiday season.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

From the bottom of my heart.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! When you are cutting out all of your hearts for your Valentine’s Day projects don’t forget to look at what is left. After putting this Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet through the Big Shot I was left with either a baby shark (do you hear the song, doo doo doo doo?) or a very nice scalloped dove tail.

Don’t forget to look at the remnants. Sometimes that’s where it gets good.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Sponge daubers for finger tips.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you like to snack while you craft? I do. I don’t know how many times I have to get up to wash my hands because I am scared to leave greasy fingerprints on my project. So here’s a suggestion…keep a never been used sponge dauber to the side. When needing a clean finger use the dauber to hold the project in place. Now I know I should go wash my hands but in case if this is easier for you, keep a dauber close by.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to watercolor with the new ink pads.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you tried to watercolor with the new ink pads? The old ones “squished” pretty well so you could get some ink in the lid and use your aqua painter or blender pen to watercolor. The new pads are quite rigid and don’t “squish” well.

So instead of giving your ink pad a squeeze, grab a clear block. Dip the block in the ink and then dip the aqua painter or blender pen in the inked block.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂