Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Craft Show signage - TUTORIAL

Nothing like waiting until the last minute for making things for my craft show.

So last year I wanted to make a magnet board that would fit on my table so we went shopping and  we bought all these pieces at Lowe’s.

The circular piece is in the building section - it’s used for making side tables - then one 2 x 4 and a hinge and a hook. The one thing we couldn’t find was the right sized metal sheeting to cover this circle. I tried buying that roll of stickable magnet but that wasn’t the right size either so it sat unused all year. 

So since it can stand up I thought I would make a sign for my craft show booth. I painted the circle with chalkboard paint - and then added some painted elements around the outer part - I did that so there would be permanent color on the piece. 

For rest of the sign I used chalk. Mostly because I wasn’t sure about my writing but once it was done I had wished I used paint...the main reason I wanted to use chalk was because I wanted to be able to add different Holiday emblems for each show I was participating in...all in all - I’m in love! 

Let me know what you think 

Happy Hump Day 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

NEW Photo Mailers

Most crafters can make something out of anything. Which is where this idea came from.

Awhile back I made this mini folded album out of a 6 x 12 sheet of paper...I had tried to make a fun velcro closure and used the stickie kind. Well it never really adhered - it was meant to easily open and close and when it kept sticking well I gave up. The paper was cute and the paper was fun but I hadn't figured out how to keep it closed.

That was last year. Fast forward to a month ago. I had sheets of 6 x 12 paper from other paper bag albums and wanted to try making one of those albums again - well guess what I figured it all out. 

Here are the NEW version of the old idea I had. 
I used left over papers from the Echo Park Bundle of Joy kit and made what I am now calling


Here is the MAILER opened up once

Here is the mailer opened up twice.
I added more cardstock for the photo mats and used some die cuts & stickers from the kit to add the accents and embellish the inside photo mats.

Oh and how incredible easy was it to figure out this closure. Sometimes we crafters make things super hard - when the easiest way is usually the BEST way. 

Extra paper folded around the closed mailer to make a simple slip on and off belly band.


Part of the reason for making these small photo mailers is that I like to have small priced items at my craft show - for people or even kids who don't have much to spend but still love giving handmade gifts. I have found selling at craft shows over the years that you should always have lots of different but similar items at varied price ranges to accommodate all your buyers. Just  a TIP!

Thanks for stopping by. 
this is my busy craft prep season so forgive the in and out of posting here on the old blog.

Ciao Tina