Grouping stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Have you ever had a bunch of small stamps that you didn’t know what to do with? Well, group them.

Place a bunch of stamps on one block to create your own custom background.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When gems become ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today I am using the Gilded Gems to create a string, ribbon, or cord. Instead of actually using a piece of fabric I have decided to use embellishments to give the illusion of a ribbon.

What else do you think could be used to mimic a ribbon?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces to make a whole.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today we are talking about using scraps to make a bit of a mosaic. Have you had a pile of odds and ends on your craft table and not known what to do with them? Well, here’s an idea.

This background was created by simply using a common shape and repeating it.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Into the kitchen for craft supplies?

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it was not intended!

For today we are walking into the kitchen and grabbing that dreaded saran or plastic wrap. You know the stuff. The one that bunches up as soon as it begins to tear off the roll. For today it is going to become your palette.

Grab a piece of wrap that is just larger than your card stock mat. Drop ink on it and smoosh around, spritz, do whatever you need to do to make it look “right”. (You might want to do this step over a silicone mat or paper towel so you don’t get ink everywhere.) Then drop the card stock mat on top of all that lovely ink to transfer your background. This will become your background. After you can add shimmer paint to accent or whatever you feel. Then, after it dries, place a label for words and you are ready to go.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When ribbon meets mummy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

For today’s tip I will use the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

I don’t know about you but when I saw this ribbon I thought it should be a mummy wrap. So I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock in the shape of a body and head. I then proceeded to wrap the card stock loosely with the woven ribbon from this combo pack. The ribbon is secured with Mini Glue Dots and then finished with two googly eyes.

You could easily unravel the ribbon a bit to give a more ragged look or sponge some Crumb Cake Ink so it didn’t look quite so clean. Nevertheless, here’s how a piece of ribbon becomes a mummy.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using glue to tie a bow.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Did you know that you could use our Multipurpose Glue to tie a bow? It’s not a real bow but more of a faux bow that looks like a fancy sailor’s knot.

So first you get a bottle of our Multipurpose Glue and tie a ribbon around it. And then you make a knot. Slip the ribbon off the bottle and then snip the ends to create a fancy knot or faux bow.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Curling paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

The Take Your Pick Tool was intended to be used to help in picking things up, especially embellishments. But, for today, I want to use the tool to curl paper.

In this instance I am curling, much like curling ribbon, the Plaid Tidings 6X6 Designer Series Paper as well as the Brushed Metallic Card Stock using the pointy end to the Take Your Pick Tool. I didn’t use water to dampen the paper first.

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And here is what this looks like on a project.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When leaves become flowers.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

Today we are using leaves to make flowers. So grab your Sunflowers Dies and let’s get started.

This is a great way to get rid of your scraps. You will need a bunch of scraps from a color family, all different colors, or all different Designer Series Papers. It’s pretty much what you want. For my sample I used four different greens…Mint Macaron, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, and Pear Pizzazz.

I used Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock for the card base, Early Espresso for the outer mat, and the Guilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper for the inner mat. I do have one tip for you. Make sure to layer from top to bottom. I mean the inner layers should be on top. So as I glued I just tucked under the last layer.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Grid paper for more than measuring.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!

We have used the Grid Paper for many things such as a scratch mat, taking notes, keeping adhesive off the table, or measuring a card and where the center is. But that beloved grid can also be used to see if something is straight or not.

In this case when you have a long, straight stamp do not try to place it directly on the block. Instead lay it on the grid paper to see if it is straight. Then grab a clear block and place over the stamp and push to adhere.

You will get a more level stamp than your fingers can position.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Jewels are not just for paper.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it was not intended!

The gems, rhinestones, or pearls are not only good for cards, boxes, ornaments, and more; but they are also good for faces. Yes, faces.

Permission given by Patricia Zuniga for use of the photo.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂