Tons of Discounts!

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Instead of a single product today I figured we would focus on a bunch.  I think Stampin’ Up! may have lost its mind since there are three full pages of discounts for this year-end closeout.  I know we normally don’t talk sales for Wednesday, but I don’t want you to miss this.

I think the easiest way to find out what is on sale is through pictures so here is the link for all the pictures.

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/10090/year-end-closeout

If for some reason the link does not work for you…

  1.  Go to www.jonidaniel.stampinup.net
  2. Click on shop now.
  3. Click on year end closeout.

Happy Crafting! (and shopping)

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When paper is used as ribbon.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  Today I am talking about ribbon and paper.  Did you know they are interchangeable?

When you run out of ribbon, or simply didn’t purchase any, then go to your Designer Series Paper stash.  Most of our papers are double-sided which allows for a mat and complementary accent piece which coordinate beautifully.  If you want texture then simply run your paper “ribbon” through a selected embossing folder.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing Buddy to the Rescue

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended!  You know that the Embossing Buddy takes the static out of paper so when you emboss the powder sticks where you want it to.  You also know that the Embossing Buddy helps to take off leftover stickiness from adhesive that has run a muck.  But, did you know that it can also help to release card stock?

When running a detailed die, especially, use the Embossing Buddy before putting the card stock down on the die.  Just pounce the buddy across the die and then place card stock as normal.  The chalk from the buddy will allow the die to release the card stock much easier.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

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 🙂