Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here's How to Make Your Own Fun-Filled Gift Bags

Gift bags are fairly inexpensive but if you want to have fun with these for parties, weddings, baby showers, or special occasions you can easily decorate your own using plain or colored bags.

Just take some dollar store or plain shopping bags, add some fun paper decoration or use paper punches or cut out faces and place them onto the bag.

Use tissue paper and cut into fun colorful strip to place on the top of the bag. Add stamps or color with markers and pens and add special messages to make your gift bag one-of-a-kind!

Next Use Scrapbook or Cardstock paper to cutout shapes, animals or other items.  There are lots of different colors to choose from when it comes to paper. 

Fiskars - Squeeze Punch -  Large - Oval - Oval n Oval Again
Use Paper Punches in different shapes and sizes to create animals and shapes on your gift bags. Use Ink stamps, markers, and colored pens to add drawings and more to your bags.
Tissue Gift Wrap Half Folds Combo Packs-120PK100 Count White Tissue Paper Value PackFashion Combo Tissue Val Pack
Cut out Tissue Paper in colorful strips or circles to make it even more fun!

Teal Quatrefoil Tissue Paper, 20 x 30
Tiggerific Autograph Book, Gift Bag and TagCrocheted Embellishments for Gift BagMy Wild Life Gift Bags
Finally, Check out these FREE Gift Bag projects for everyone on your gift list including kids, parents, grandparents, boys, girls, men, women, co-workers etc.

Colored Frosted High Density Shoppers Assortment

Thrifty Print Paper Merchandise Bags, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

Splendorette Curling Citrus Ribbon, 3/16

Creating Wrapping Paper with Stamps Free Paper Crafts Pattern

Craftsy is Having a Clearance Sale with HUGE Discounts on Yarn and related Project Kits

Cascade Casablanca Yarn
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Craftsy is having a clearance sale with HUGE discounts on yarn and related project kits 3/26/15 through 3/30/15

Cromwell Court Afghan Kit - Knitting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!
Spring is in the air, and with Craftsy’s Spring Blowout, so are amazing savings! For a limited time, ALL yarn and related kits are on sale at the lowest prices of the season –– and we both know you need some fresh new finds for warm weather!
Explore these amazing deals while they last. Offer ends Monday - shop now! 

Bread Basket Kit - Crocheting Kit includes Yarn & Pattern!

Lion Brand Amazing Yarn

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Download Crochet Vintage Star Doily Book No. 104

 Star Doily Book No. 104
Vintage Crochet Doilies 
Doilies to Crochet in Book are:
The Large Pineapple Doily
The Square Doily with Rose Center
The Blossom Doily
The Double Ruffle Doily
The Shaded Pink and Lavender Doily
The Knitted Two-Color Doily
The Picot White Doily
The Pinwheel Doily
The Pansy Doily
The Hairpin Lace Doily

Five-Hour Doily

15 Useful Tricks to Save Money on Arts and Craft Supplies on Amazon

Amazon is the ultimate destination to shop no matter what you are looking for and you may be surprised at some of the deals you can find on yarn, fabric, quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, cross stitch, scrapbook and other items. From downloading patterns to furniture for your craft room, the appeal of one-stop online shopping and fast delivery make Amazon shopping a must for any crafter. To get the most out of the experience check out these tips:

1.  FREEBIES: Take advantage of free Kindle eBooks that can be downloaded from the Kindle store. Many books for cooking, crochet, knitting, gardening, sewing, and more with new free books added daily can be downloaded without using a Kindle.  You can easily download books using your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, iPad, or any other Tablet. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow books for free from Amazon's lending library.

2.  Buying USED Items:  Used items on Amazon doesn't always mean used. Amazon has sellers who sell new items they have at discounted prices. The third-party sellers are people who sell their items on Amazon and sometimes you can find a great deal.  Just be sure to check the sellers reputation and shipping charges. Lion Brand Yarn 620-152 Wool-Ease Yarn, Oxford Grey 
3.  Take Advantage of Amazon Prime:  If you purchase a lot of craft supplies on Amazon you may want to consider their $99.00 membership called Amazon Prime, which provides you with free 2-day shipping, access to several freebies such as the free lending library and free streaming music and movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime is worthwhile if you do a lot of shopping and want to save money going to the store plus you can listen to music or watch your favorite show while you craft away!

4.  Sharing Amazon Prime - If the cost of Amazon Prime is too high you can easily split the cost with a friend or family member, Add up to four "household" members by following these instructions. Amazon doesn't define household members so it's your discretion who you select to add.

5.  Save Money with Super-Saver Shipping - If you are not in a hurry to get your items and don't have Amazon Prime then consider waiting until you have $35 worth of supplies in your shopping cart before placing an order and make sure to click the free-shipping option when checking out.

6. Subscribe and Save  - If you order several of the same items over and over again be sure to check out Amazon's Subscribe and Save program. This will give you allow you to save up to 15% your entire order and you will receive free shipping. If you need craft supplies on a regular basis this is worth checking out even for other items such as household goods.

7.  Keep Track of Prices - If you want to purchase an item at a lower cost their are sites such as CamelCamelCamel that will keep an eye on the price for you and send you alerts via email or Twitter when the price drops.

8. Shop Sales and Today's Deals -  Everyday there are deals to be had on the Amazon's Today's Deals  page that will allow you to see what is currently on sale. There are also Outlet Deals and Friday sales that offer discounts for just one day.   There are also Lighting Deals that offer special pricing for just a few hours.

9.  Coupons - Check out the Coupons available in the Art Supplies and Crafts Supplies page and clip them for extra savings and discounts on items you may be purchasing.   Check out all of the Amazon Coupons for savings on several other items also.

10.  Warehouse Deals - Amazon has a great selection of  Warehouse Deals where you can get deals on open box items, like new, re-furbished products, at deep discounts.  Amazon does verify that these items returned by other people are in working order before reselling them.

11.  Amazon Mom and Student Discounts - Amazon Mom costs as much as Amazon Prime and  you receive the same benefits but in addition you will receive 15% off baby registry, member exclusive coupons and a 20% discount on baby items such as diapers and baby wipes.  Joining Amazon Student gives you a 6 months free trial, and 50 percent off prime membership after that.

12.  Price Guarantee - If a price on an item drops once you receive the items you have 7 days to get the price difference refunded as long as you report it within the 7 days. The item must be shipped and sold by Amazon.

13.  Amazon's Trade-In Program - If you need to get rid of an item consider trading it in or selling it on Amazon. Can't return an item? Sell or Trade-In the item Sell your item for cash to other Amazon customers (no listing fees for individual seller, set your own price, pay only when your item sells).
Free quilting patterns - download today!

14. Shop Arts, Crafts, Supplies - Check out Amazon's Arts Supplies, Crafts Supplies page to shop by brand name, supply type, seller, and daily deals. 

15. Groupon Amazon Deals - Did you know that Groupon Lists Amazon Promo Codes and Coupons on their website?  If you want to check them out just follow this link and you can view more deals by joining Groupon at no cost just link to your email or Facebook account.  

Check out Amazon's Top 100 FREE Kindle Craft Books
Celebrate National Craft Month

Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Sew a Super Cute Rag Doll Sewing Pattern

The My Rag Doll Pattern allows you to download and sew up a super cute Rag doll pattern that makes the perfect present for little girls. This has simple templates and step-by-step instructions that will have you making a doll in no time!  
My Rag Doll project download comes with a basic pattern for a vest and bloomers, but there are so many cute outfits to choose from, have a look at the other project downloads to see the range of outfits available, from a beautiful ballerina to fun florals, there will be something for every little girl and their rag doll.
Instantly download the My Rag Doll pattern today!
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