Tool Tip – The Bone Folder’s Many Uses

bone folder from Stampin' Up!

The Bone Folder (102300) is a must-have tool for any card maker. It makes the creases on your card look nice, while saving your fingernails from certain damage. Did you know that there are other uses for this handy tool?

  • Use your Bone Folder to create score lines on cards or other projects. If your paper trimmer doesn’t have a scoring blade, or you’ve misplaced it, then your Bone Folder fills in nicely. Just run the end of your Bone Folder over your card stock in the groove of your trimmer. If you’ve misplaced your stylus for your Simply Scored Tool, grab your Bone Folder and use with the scoring tool, too.
  • Use your Bone Folder to curl your card stock. On projects where a subtle curl is required, the Bone Folder works really well. Gently move the side of the Bone Folder over the card stock you wish to curl.
  • Use your Bone Folder when you re-ink your firm foam ink pads. After you add your drops of re-inker to the top of your ink pad, use your Bone Folder to smoosh the ink into the firm foam for even coverage.
  • In a pinch, I’ve even used my Bone Folder for measuring. At 6-1/16″ long, you can use your Bone Folder to measure card stock or ribbon that needs to be approximately 6 inches long.

It’s such a handy tool with a variety of uses. Have you used your Bone Folder in a way I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

Stampin’ Up! Announces Color Changes for Next Catalog

color refresh pretty banner

Some of your past favorite “In Colors” and a brand NEW color (Smoky Slate!) will be added to the Stampin’ Up! color lineup next catalog (arriving June 1st.)  Click the photo above to get even more details, including a handout showing your “retiring” favorites.  If you see that a color you LOVE is leaving, then get it now in my Online Store, before it is GONE!  Once supplies are exhausted, Stampin’ Up! won’t be making more of these retiring colors.

Happy Coloring!

[NEW] This & That from Stampin’ Up!

This & That, a new product offering from Stampin’ Up! is here! It’s a “make it your own” journal notebook, that you can customize to your needs and decorate in any way you’d like!

This & That from Stampin' Up!

This & That Informational Flyer from Stampin’ Up! (PDF)

I just got my This & That (and I got the whole kit bundled together & saved 15%! – bundle only available through April 30, 2013) and got to thinking about ALL of the different ways to use this fun notebook:

diary/journal, dream journal, engagement/wedding/baby journal, vacation journal, vacation planning, quotes & inspirational items, favorite Bible verses or verses you are memorizing, daily random stuff, pinterest ideas, goal setting, fitness journal, gratitude journal, pregnancy journal, year keepsakes/memories, gift for friends or family, sewing ideas/journal, home projects, work projects, big book of grievances, mini album for you or a gift, college visits, new college student journal, clubs & organizations (ideas & keepsakes), card or scrapbook layout ideas (sketches), to do lists (daily or specific projects), calendar, recipes, meal planning, shopping lists.


Well, those are MY ideas, and I am still not sure just what I will use my own This & That notebook for…

What would YOU use it for?

What ideas did I leave off my list?

Let me know in the comments!

To order your This & That, visit my online store. And as always, let me know if you have any questions!

More My Digital Studio (MDS) Fun!

I wanted to share a couple more My Digital Studio pages I’ve made recently. These are pages in my Ford Family 2012 Album – still in progress.  They feature my then 3-year-old son Liam, who is now FOUR!  He is my favorite subject to scrapbook, of course!

FordFamily2012-WaterParkFordFamily2012-DocOfficeI am having SUCH a good time making these pages, and the best part is how quickly it all comes together!  If you’ve never tried digital crafting, then I strongly recommend you download the FREE 30-Day Trial version of My Digital Studio (MDS).  If you download the trial software from my online store, then you will also receive a link to sign up for my 10 tutorial videos during your 30-Day trial period!

And if you decide that MDS is just too much fun and you have to have it – I’ve got fantastic news for you.  Stampin’ Up! has lowered the price of this amazing software!

So, now what are you waiting for?!?!

I’m here to answer any of your digital design questions – click here to email me anytime!