Stamparatus is more than a positioner.

Did you know that the Stamparatus can be used for more than a positioner?  Have you ever needed a third hand to tie that bow?  Now you have one.  Since the magnet is so strong you can tuck the ribbon under and tie your bow.  It’s easy to get things done.  I just haven’t figured out how to put a jar down so a ribbon can be tied around the bottle.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Gems are for more than paper.

The rhinestones, pearls, and other gems can be used for more than paper.  They can be placed on glass, wood, vinyl, and more.  One particular friend of mine has a daughter that uses the gems for body art.  A line of rhinestones become eyebrow art or a fake nose piercing.  Don’t be scared to experiment with what you can use embellishments for.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Glue dots as a holder.

Sometimes I have little pieces laying all over my crafting area and I lose them.  If I have enough time to clean I will often find them.  Sometimes I end up buying more and find them all later.  So what if there was a way to stay organized?

The other night I was creating with some little itty bitty googly eyes.  They ended up at the bottom of the pile and I kept having to dig them out.  Instead I used my mini glue dot roll as a holder.  I placed a bunch of the eyeballs on to the glue dots and just did not peel them off.  I waited to peel until I was ready for them.  But now instead of looking for a little eyeball I was looking for the glue dot roll.  This was so much easier to find.

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Don’t forget that your tools can be more than what they are used for.  Not only do I have glue here, but I also have an organizer tool.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Wax is useful.

With the new catalog beginning soon I want to remind you that some things are stiff when they are new.  So here’s a tip for you to take a birthday candle or a piece of unscented wax and use it for grease.  If your new ink pads are sticking or are too stiff for you then take a birthday candle and rub gently along where the pad slides.  This will make it easier to open and close.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Stamps are not just for paper.

Do you use your stamps for more than just paper?  Did you know that they could be used for more than paper?  Basically any flat surface can be stamped.  I have been creative on cardstock, wood, fabric, glass, cork, metal, clay, paperclay, and even cookies.  If you stamp into food make sure to clean your stamps very well before you do.  The end to stamping is where your imagination stops.  So be brave and think what kind of ink is for…  If I don’t know the answer I will find out.  So ask away.  Be brave and try something new today.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Window sheets for a box.

Window sheets are not just for shaker cards.  They can also be used for an entire pouch.  Instead of using cardstock try using a piece of window sheet.  Just make sure to have matching or complementary shreds to go inside.  They can be so cute with the right contents to match. So next time you buy a gift or some candy make sure to match your ribbon or tag too.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Can fruit be lucky?

Sometimes fruit are just that…fruit.  But today these fruit will become lucky.  When stamping with the set “Fruit Basket” I see a card with the front of a slot machine on it.  Stay tuned until tonight when I create this lucky card on the Live.  Join me at 7 pm for this basket of fun.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Invisible punches.

Do you remember how to make your punches invisible?  Take a mat and punch out of the middle so you don’t miss it.  Then you have your accent piece that is guaranteed to match and not be missed.

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Don’t waste your cardstock!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Paper is not just for cards.

How far have you gone to create with paper?  Besides cards, boxes, favors, and the occasional punched out flower…what else have you created?

Recently one of my fellow demonstrators was part of a paper fashion show.  She created an entire dress out of paper.

Here’s the link to this fabulous event…https://www.facebook.com/ilike9news/videos/10155850923151077/?t=7

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

How to unstick a mistake.

Pour the heat on.  You heard me.  You need some heat to get out of the mess you’re in.  Take your heat gun and from the back unstick your crooked mat, accent, whatever.  It works.  Heat for about 20 seconds and then gently pull your piece off.  If it doesn’t come off easily with a few gooey strings then you need more heat.  Add about 10 seconds per try and then peel again.  You will be left with a few sticky spots but no tears.

Here’s to fixing those creative “mistakes”.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂