Use glue to position.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Did you know the multipurpose glue can be used for more than gluing in place?  If you need to position something and remove it then use this liquid magic.  Simply drop a few dots down on a surface you don’t mind glue being on.  Let dry until tacky.  Then place card stock over and gently press.  The glue will hold the card stock in place with minimal damage so you can stamp without the paper shifting.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Pieces of a background.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Have you ever stamped a big background stamp and not all of it came out?  Then use a punch and pull the pieces you do want to create a background.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When brads are used for more than decoration.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Do you know that a brad can be used for more than a decoration or embellishment?  It can also be used to hold vellum to a card base without any other adhesive.  But today we are talking about brads with a twist.

When using ribbon for an accent on a project it can be glued down straight, knotted, bowed, or even twisted.  Today we are twisting it.  Use the brad after twisting the ribbon to hold it in place.

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If you don’t want the ends sticking out simply trim with a wire snips or cutter.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

P.S.  Remember that there is no Live tonight.  Enjoy your Halloween!

When you become joy.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today we are making you become joy.  As most of you know the social aspect or people are what keep me going.  So it easy for me to say that you are my joy.  Today, however, it is literally true.  We are taking the Celebrate You thinlits (aptly named) and creating with the “you”.  When the tail end of the “u” is snipped off it becomes joy when flipped over.

Join me tonight at 7 pm at Facebook Live Link (www.facebook.com/StampingWithJoni) as I create a complete card from this.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using dies for masking.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Did you know that you can cut something out from a die and then use it to mask or stencil?  Join me tonight on the Live at 7 pm as I do just this.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using a shredder for cards.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended.  Did you know your paper shredder can be used for more than destruction?  It can also be used for making things.  So the next time you need shreds for that box you are sending, padding for the bottom of a basket, or even confetti in a card think of your paper shredder.

If you keep every bitty scrap after you’re done punching or stamping then send them through the shredder to make your own confetti or shreds.  Just make sure to clean out your shredder before using it to create anything decorative.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Tear and Tape is for more than boxes.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  You know that the Tear and Tape is great for sticking things together, especially 3-D items like boxes, bags, etc.  But, did you know, that it’s also great for embossing?  Yes, embossing.

  1. Take your piece of cardstock and rub the embossing buddy over it to remove static.  If you don’t have the buddy you can also use a used dryer sheet.
  2. Glue down your Tear and Tape.
  3. Peel the other side of the tape so it is sticky.
  4. Sprinkle your embossing powder of choice on to the tape.
  5. Heat with a heat gun until powder is melted.
  6. Enjoy.

Tip:  If the powder doesn’t stick fully or not enough sticks to the tape then heat the tape first.  The tape will need to be just warm to take on more powder, not melted.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

You can wash more than dishes in a dishwasher.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Did you know that our clear blocks are dishwasher safe?  You can put your clear blocks in the dishwasher to get that really clean.  Take them out before the dry cycle.  If you don’t have a dishwasher then you can wash in hot, soapy water or simply give a rub down with some hand sanitizer and a clean rag.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a ruler is more than that.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  I know that you understand that a ruler is meant to be used for creating straight lines.  And once in a while it is even used to stir something or slide something out from behind something else.  But did you know it could be used to curl things as well?  Yes, the straightest thing can be used to create curl.

Take a slim piece of card stock resembling a ribbon’s width and spritz with water.  You will want it to be damp, but not dripping.  Curl around the ruler and leave to dry.  Once dry the paper will keep its shape.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Using foam to make stamps.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended.  Did you know that you can make your own stamps?  I am not saying to go buy another machine.  I am saying to use what you already have.  So grab your fun foam from the dollar store and your Big Shot.  You will need foam, Big Shot, and Embossing Folder of choice.  Run the foam through in the folder just like you would with a piece of card stock.  Then grab some glue dots and tack the foam to a clear block to create a “stamp”.  Then ink and use normally.

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To watch how this is done tune in tonight on the Live at 7 pm.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂