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We are Excited to Announce our New Partnership Cricut

We use our Cricut Maker all the time for a myriad of crafts and are thrilled to tell you about our new affiliation with

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     Cricut’s primary product line is a family of electronic cutting machine that make it easy to for you to create phenomenal do it yourself projects. Cricut Maker Machine
     With Cricut you will never need to run to the store to buy a birthday or any other greeting card. You can use a predesigned one as is or you can personalize a card from Cricut ‘s extensive library. Or start from scratch to make it entirely your own.
FoxyCard

     Not only did we use our Cricut to cut out the shapes in our Foxy Card, all the lettering was drawn by the same machine.

     Chris Moose and Have a Ball are other examples of our designs made utilizing our Cricut.
     
     
What else can you do with a Cricut cutter? Here are some ideas?

     Got art work? You can make a fantastic frame mat to emphasize your artistry.

     Make stencils. Use the stencil to paint unto wood to make a rustic sign. Etching glass is another great idea. Watch for upcoming videos on these.

     Boost self-esteem of kids with a Certificate of Achievement, let coworkers know your thoughts with a Certificate of Appreciation, or make gift certificate for friends and family.

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Holiday · Mainely DIY · Other Crafts

Lovely Victorian Lace Heart ❤️ Ornament

Enhance your décor with this romantic lacy beaded ornament that has a Victorian feel to it. Hang it in a window and when the sun catches it, it will sparkle and glisten in the sunshine. It is reminiscent of the twinkle in your eyes when you first fell in love.

Perfect for Valentine’s day or any day you want to put a little love in your heart. ❤️

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Check out these Valentine’s Day and Heart Inspired DiY Projects

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Learn to Create a Heart Template

Do you need a heart shaped template with smooth curves for a project? You will find 2 different methods here. Neither one requires any special tools. Both are simple and quick. One of the techniques is particularly flexible in the depth and length of the points. Make them any way your heart desires. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Template is perfect to use for paper crafts including greeting cards or for sewing appliques or any heart themed project .

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Mainely DIY · Fix & DiY · Other Crafts · Sew-Quilt

Make Some Family Fun with a Do it Yourself Bean Bag Toss Game

    You can make this bean bag toss game yourself and customize it any way you like. Paint it any way you like. We recommend painting the target holes a contrasting color. The bean bags are literally filled with beans.

(See written instructions below video.)

   With the innovative leg design, you can adjust the slope any way you fancy. Since the support legs are independently adjustable playing on an uneven surface is no problem. The legs are also removable so you can store the game flat or hanging it.

   This game is lots of fun for the whole family. It can be played both indoors as well as outdoors. Just teach your pet to retrieve the bags after tossing at add a bit more laughter to the game. Check out the video to see how the Crafting Kitty gets it on the playing fun too!

Some people call this corn hole game

To make bean bags

  • Cut 3 dark and 3 light rectangles of fabric 4 1/2″ by 9″
  • Fold one piece in half right sides together along the 9″ side – it now measures 4 1/2″ square
  • Sew a narrow seam along 2 open edges
  • Turn right side out
  • Fill with beans
  • Realign open edge so that seam in centered one the former fold line.
  • Fold in edges and stitch across.
  • Repeat for remaining bags.

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Whether You Call Him Tonttu, Tomte, or Gnome, Be Sure To Welcome This Adorable Elfish Creature into Your Home

Tonttu is a small creature from Finnish mythology. He lives in and protects the home. It is very important to treat him with respect otherwise he may become mischievous. Occasionally he can be found in the forest. Perhaps he has been treated poorly and is looking for a new home to look after – maybe yours! Some cultures may call him a gnome or tomte. I just call this elf-like creature cute. This tonttu is easy and quick to make. His spirit is ready to inhabit your home.

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You Can Become a Star Bow Maker – Just in Time for Wrapping Christmas Gifts

Looking of simple way to make a bow for a gift package? We have your solution here.
It starts with some ribbon and a flexible star shape form. This demonstration uses a plastic canvas star. You will want your star material to be flexible so that is easily removed from the bow and can be reused many times. This video starts with a single colored bow, followed by a two-colored bow and then a two-colored bow with two different ribbon widths. Keep some ribbon on hand and you will always be ready to top a gift package for any occasion.

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Glistening Snowflake CD Ornament

Easy and Inexpensive DiY project

Glistening snowflakes make this ornament especially cool. Pun intended. Upcycling old compact discs is also very cool. You can use old dvds as well as cds. The snowflake theme extends the use of these ornaments well beyond Christmas for the whole winter long. The contrast makes the snowflakes really stand out.
They are quite elegant yet very simple to make. In fact, if you can color you can make these. You likely have everything on hand to make these and since recycled cds are the base, the ornaments cost practically nothing to make.
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Country Plaid Ornament Featuring a Glitzy Snowflake

Casual laid back country style meets sparkly and glitzy glamour in this fun Christmas tree ornament. Plaid is all the rage right now and gives that relaxed homey feel. Sophistication is added via shiny rhinestone crystals in the shape of a snowflake. The snowflake will twinkle as it catches and reflects light.
This ornament is wonderful well after Christmas as it can enhance your home décor all winter long. It is surprisingly simple and quick to make. It is also very addictive.

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Fun Greetings from Chris Moose

Inquiring minds want to know what Chris has to say. Don’t you?

Chris Moose wishes you a Merry Christmas in his very own special way with these two holiday greeting cards. The overall card design is the same for both cards however the change in the sentiments makes them quite different. The first card is designed to warm the heart of the recipient. A change of the eyes gives a more fun appeal as Chris peers out to make sure no one catches him peeking. See what he has to say when he catches you!

Two Chris Moose designs are available in our Library in both svg and pdf file formats.
Chris Moose