Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Holiday Printables

Pin It I have some exciting news!  I'm now offering some personalized images in JPG/PDF format for you to use for the holidays in my Etsy shop.  I have 6 different designs you can personalize with a first/last name/monogram and I will send you a JPG and PDF file for only $3.50.  (Click the links below each image to go to the listing.)

So what can you use these for?  Let's start with the PDF file.  The PDF file will include 12 "party circles" which can be used for a variety of things.  You can print them on cardstock, cut them out and adhere them to a toothpick or lollipop stick to make a cupcake topper.  You can tie them onto gifts or party favors.  You can print them on stickers to add to gifts, invitations, or thank you notes.  You could also them on napkin rings, water bottle labels, or placecards.
An example of the PDF file you'll receive

The JPG file you can resize to make a variety of other projects.  You can reverse it and print it onto iron-on paper and iron onto fabric to make a custom shirt, pillowcase, or bag.  You could make it much smaller to make custom return address labels or stationery for the holidays.  I'm sure you can imagine a ton more projects as well. 

Here are the six different images I have available.  I hope they might help inspire you to creativity.  Happy Holidays!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Who Wants Cheap Vinyl??

Pin It I absolutely love Expressions Vinyl- I've been using their vinyl to make a ton of vinyl projects for the holidays, as well as decorating my new baby's nursery with lots of vinyl fish.  Pictures coming soon, I promise!  Anyway, Expressions Vinyl posted one of their best coupons yet- 25% off your vinyl purchase using the code SANTA.  This coupon is valid through November 28th.  I love Expressions Vinyl because their vinyl is soooo inexpensive compared to buying it in the craft stores (Only $1.89 for a 12x24 sheet!), their selection is so much better, and it arrives by mail in just a couple of days.  Click here to go to their site, and check out some of my vinyl projects below.  Happy Cyber Monday!



I'll post some more vinyl projects this week.  I've got a lot done, I just need to take pictures.  Is anyone making any vinyl projects for the holidays? 

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving + 20% My Etsy Shop!

Pin It Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  I am so thankful to all of you who have followed and supported both my blog and my Etsy shop.  As a special thank you for my blog & facebook followers, I am offering my best coupon code ever!  Use code HOLIDAYS20 for 20% off any item in my shop, including custom orders!  This code is good for TODAY AND TOMORROW only!  If you want me to set up a custom listing for you in this time, send me a convo on Etsy.  I'll make sure you can get the discount as long as you contact me today or tomorrow (11/22/12 or 11/23/12).  Hope you all have a wonderful thanksgiving with your families and enjoy Black Friday if you're into that.  ;) 

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hanukkah and Christmas Appliques

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So we need a little something for Hanukkah, right?  How's this?

And here are a few more iron on appliques I made using my Cricut, Cricut Alphabet, and Cricut Essentials.  These iron ons are backed with Heat N Bond Ultra, so you don't need to sew them on.  You just iron for 8 seconds and you're done!  Crafting couldn't possibly get easier.

Click the links below each picture to go to my Etsy listings for these items.  The iron on appliques (background + your choice of letter) are $3.50 and I will ship them next day!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holiday Hairclips

Pin It I wanted to make some felt hair clips using my Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug die that I had purchased a while ago.  The idea was somewhat inspired by my daughter, who loves helping cut flowers with the cuttlebug.  We cut a bunch of flowers one day that I made into hair clips for her, and I thought they would make cute clips for my shop, especially for the holidays.  I've made 4 sets so far, in Christmas colors, but I am planning to make more for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well.  (There are very few hair clips for either that I've seen.)  I particularly like the ones below with the gingerbread buttons.  Which are your favorite?

I'm selling these in my shop for $5 a pair, although I can make you one for $3 as well if you'd like.  Just send me a message.  Click the link below each picture to go to the listing.

These would make a great stocking stuffer for a little girl, or a cute hair accessory for her trip to see Santa.  Hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Appliques

Pin It I can't believe how well my turkey appliques have been selling in my Etsy shop.  If you'd like one, you still have a few days to order so that you'll receive it in time for Thanksgiving.

So today I decided it was time to make some holiday themed appliques.  I have a bunch of ideas, but wanted to start with something small.  I made these appliques with the Cricut- my first time using it to cut fabric.  As I had experienced with the vinyl, it was so easy I was kicking myself for not having done this earlier.  I'll make a tutorial on how to do these another day, but for now I'll let you know that I used Cricut Essentials and Cricut Alphabet, both of which are built into the Expression 2.  I cut the scallopped circle at 4 1/2" and the monograms at 3".  I made these for my daughter and nephews, but I'd be happy to make one for you as well.  I'm selling them in my shop for $3.50, but remember you can use the code BLOGGER10 to get 10% off just for being one of my Binge Crafter readers.  :)  These are NO SEW.  Literally all you need is a tee shirt/onesie, iron, and about 10 seconds to make a super cute and unique item for your favorite kid to wear for the holidays.  You can also use these to decorate a pillowcase or stocking, or even iron them onto a card!  They hold up well in the wash too, which makes them the easiest applique ever.

So I designed three different monogram appliques.  Here they are:

Hope you like these!  (And hope my daughter and nephews do too!)

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Cookies from Trilogy Edibles

Pin It Happy Birthday to me!  Today is my birthday and I was so excited to come home tonight & have my friend Karen from Trilogy Edibles stop over with some amazing birthday cookies for me!

Aren't these cute?  She decorated the cookies with a bunting like the ones I sell in my shop.  

Karen makes beautiful- and tasty- cookies and cakes.  Here are some of the amazing creations she's made.  

Click here to see more Superhero cookies. 

Golf Course Cookies- my dad would love these

This shoe is a CAKE!  Can you believe it?

Want some of Karen's amazing cookies?  You're in luck!  She just opened an Etsy shop you can go to here. I'm planning on ordering some for my daughter's next birthday party- she loves them!
Thanks Karen!  :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Applique- Tutorial & FREE Pattern!

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There are so many cute Thanksgiving turkey appliques out there, and so naturally I wanted to make one of my own.  I designed this pattern and I'm sharing the template I made here with you for FREE!  Don't you love freebies?  You may use this to make your own tees, pillows, aprons, home decor, etc., but please do not sell items made using this pattern without my permission.  You may post your finished products online, of course, and I'd love a shout out if you do.

So how do you make one of these bad boys?  Here are the instructions: 

Turkey Applique Pattern- FREE download!  Enjoy!
Tee shirt of your choice (this applique was sized for a toddler tee, so you may want to shrink or enlarge the template as needed)
Assorted fabrics (I used brown, orange, red, yellow, black, and white)
Head-N-Bond Ultra (red package- you can buy this in the craft section at Walmart or your local craft store)

That's it!  No sewing required.  

1. Print up the template (on paper or cardstock if you want a little extra durability) and cut out all the pieces.  
2. Choose your fabrics.  Iron pieces of Heat-N-Bond onto the back side of each piece of fabric.  (2 seconds with a hot, dry iron as recommended on the packaging)
3. Trace template pieces onto the paper backing of each piece. 
4. Cut out each piece. 
5. Remove the paper backing from each piece.  Iron on each piece using a hot, dry iron.  Each piece should be ironed on for 8 seconds.  (I ironed the feathers onto the tee shirt, then ironed the turkey's eyes, beak, and feet onto the turkey body, then ironed the turkey body onto the tee shirt.  I did this just in case I messed up the detail pieces so that I wouldn't have to ditch the whole tee if I messed up an eye or something.)
6. Admire your work!

These hold up really well in the wash by the way.  I was worried at first that they would fray a little or look funky without having been sewn, but my daughter's pumpkin tee I made for her has been washed a ton now and still looks perfect.  

Let me know if you make one of these.  I'd love to see your finished product and, with your permission, post them on my blog.  

Just in case you don't want to make your own, I am selling these as either pre-cut kits (so all you need to do is buy a tee and iron them on) for $4 or a finished tee for $12.  Here are the listings:

Enjoy & hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Holiday Hairclips

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I know a lot of people who find it upsetting that winter holiday items have hit the shelves by the day after Halloween, but I'm one of those people who likes to plan ahead.  In an ideal world, I would have all of my holiday shopping done by or around Thanksgiving so that things could be shipped early.  Waiting in line at the post office is not my holiday activity of choice.  So, for those of you who also like to plan ahead, I'm rolling out some holiday items in my Etsy shop.

These gingerbread girl hairclips are so cute.  My daughter is definitely wearing these to our cookie party this year.  Any of these holiday hairclips would be cute for holiday pictures (which we also want to have done in time to print & ship as holiday cards) or just for celebrating the season.  

Click here for the gingerbread girl hairclip listing.

Click here for the snowman hairclips.

Don't forget you still have time to get these great Thanksgiving turkey hairclips in time for Thanksgiving if you'd like some.   All of my hairclips are on double prong alligator clips and treated to prevent fraying.  I can also add a slip grip if you're planning on using these in baby's hair or very fine hair.  They are $5 for 2 clips, or $3 for one.

Click here for the turkey hairclips.


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