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TIP: REFILLING A STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKER

February 16, 2015
No more ‘dry markers’ tossed into the garbage!

Has this ever happened to you? You pull out your Stampin’ Write marker to write a coordinating message on your card and ………… the ink just doesn’t flow?

This has happened to me more than once so last night I decided to go for it and try the tip I’ve read more than once but never followed.  I gently removed the fine tip of my Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker with a pair of tweezers in preparation for refilling the barrel with my Garden Green Ink Refill.  Grab that tip by the colored part closest to the black of the marker.

Tools needed for refilling a Stampin' Write Marker

Step 1 for refilling a Stampin' Write Marker

Carefully and gently remove the tip with tweezers.

 

Holding the marker in one hand, slow drip drops of the Ink Refill into the shaft of the marker.  I stopped at 15 drops!  That tells me that my marker was thirsty.  How much more it would have held I don’t know.

Step 2 for refilling a Stampin' Write Marker

Carefully drip drops of Refill into the reservoir/shaft of the marker.

 

Gently and securely replace the tip of the marker.  Then place the marker, small tip down, in some sort of a stable container.  Leave it overnight.

Store marker upside down (fine tip down) in a container, overnight.

One thing I noticed this morning when writing with my freshly ink-refilled marker:  A wee bit of the ink had oozed out of the tip.  I simply wiped it off with a paper towel and all is good.  And I’m thrilled with my smoothly writing marker!

Freshly reinked marker

I know what I’ll be doing today, or will do, as a dry-ish tip comes to my attention:  remove the tip and refill it.  It works!

This experience is just reinforcement for purchasing an Ink Refill every time you purchase a new Classic Stampin’ Pad.   Pads dry out from use.  Same for markers.

What a great way to start my day!

Thanks for stopping in this morning.  I’m sure this tip will help you out at some time in the future.  It’s much easier than I thought it would be.  I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Happy President’s Day! 

(I think I preferred it when we had two days for this ‘holiday’, one honoring Lincoln on the 12th and the other honoring Washington on the 22nd.  Ahhh, but no built in 3-day weekend that way.  The sweet and simpler days……..)

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