1. Can I special order something that you don't have in stock?
Of course we can! We will try our best to find those items you need. Sometimes items may be discontinued or a supplier is out of business, but we'll see if we can find something that will meet your needs.
2. What's the difference between Dye-based inks, Pigment ink pads, and hybrid ink pads?
Dye-based inks are water-based and quick drying. Images will look crisper & brighter when stamped on white gloss-coated papers and appear more opaque when stamped on uncoated paper stock. They may bleed or blur on absorbent papers, such as construction or tissue paper, and may fade over time. They are excellent to use when coloring with pencils, markers, and watercolors. Most are acid-free and can be used for scrapbooking.
Pigment ink pads are thick, opaque, and slow drying and stamp well on all types of paper. They stamp rich on uncoated paper stock. Images will only dry on coated paper when heat embossed. They tend to e brighter, with a denser saturation of color. Because they stay wet longer, they are ideal for heat embossing with embossing powers. Since these inks are fade-resistant, they are suitable for archival applications.
Hybrid ink pads are the best of two ink types - dye and pigment - and have properties of both! These inks eliminate the confusion over which ink to use for what surface because they work on everything! They dry instantly on paper and porous surfaces, but should be heat-set on glossy surfaces and fabrics. They tend to be more translucent in their appearance. We do not recommend heat embossing with these inks because they dry too fast. These inks can potentially stain your stamps, so be sure to clean your stamps immediately after each use.
3. Help! I have no time to work on my projects at home. Do you know where I can find a place to go to just relax and work on my projects?
Want to get away, do you? You're in luck: Wishful Thinking offers a Scrapbooking/Crafting Retreat once or twice a year! These super fun events are usually held over a long, stress-free weekend right here in Nashville, IN. We take over a conference room at a local hotel, offer private classes, special sales, make 'n takes, surprises, and loads of time to just play with all your fun projects! Enjoy the time with your gal-pals and find inspiration from others as you enjoy the beautiful setting in Brown County. We announce the dates and venue in advance in our newsletter, on our website, and on our Facebook page.
4. What do I need to bring to my class?
It is helpful to bring the following items to most of our classes (we'll tell you if you need to bring your toolbox or not): detail cutting, non-stick scissors; personal cutter; adhesive; heat gun; 12" metal edged ruler; pencil; exacto knife; bone folder; cutting mat (6x6 or 6x8); fine, medium & large paint brush; scotch tape; crop-a-dile; and tweezers. Some classes require additional equipment which will be noted in the class descriptions.
5. Does Wishful Thinking offer a Frequent Buyer Card?
Yes! If you don't have one already, pick one up for $2 the next time you check out and start earning those points for a $20 coupon!
6. Do you offer private classes and consultations?
Yes! We can arrange a private class, birthday, bridal party, or even a private shopping night for you and your group of 3 or more at a time that is convenient for you. We can also set up workshops for Girl Scouts, 4-H groups, church groups, etc.
It doesn't matter if you are new to scrapbooking or stamping or have been enjoying these hobbies for many years - you're bound to fall into a creative rut from time to time. Don't fret! We're here to help you! Call us to make a private appointment with one of our experienced and crafty consultants. We can help you with:
Your Scrapbook, from beginning to end or anywhere in between
Mini Tag Books
Not only will we help you with your design, but we'll also teach you the techniques needed to accomplish it! Call us for more information at 812-988-7009.
7. What's the scoop on the birthday discount?
Come into Wishful Thinking on your birthday (or the day before or after) and receive the discount of your age on one regularly priced item. Birthday discount does not apply to die cut machines. This is the one time you'll want to be older!
8. Tell me more about the Inky Fingers Stamp Club. Can anyone join?
Everyone is welcome to this free event! We meet once or twice a quarter to share new ideas, techniques and friendships - dates are posted in advance on our website and through our newsletters (the third Thursday of the month).
We'd love you to stop in and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow stampers. Our only request is that you call and reserve your space so we know that you're coming.
9. Do you sell custom-made greeting cards?
Don't have time to create your own cards, but want to make someone's day extra-special? We can help! If you're interested in purchasing custom-made greeting cards for your clients or that special someone, send us an email and we'll give you all the details.
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