Creatively Crafty Link Party #406

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This week’s Link Party

Welcome to our weekly Link Party! This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Last Week’s Feature
pumpkin featured post

It All Started With Paint shared this beautiful decoupage pumpkin with us last week. What a cute project that can last from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Free Hanukkah SVG Hop

Capture the essence of Hanukkah with a blend of tradition, celebration, and a touch of playfulness. This Star of David design is a wearable piece of art that spreads joy and festive spirit during the Festival of Lights.

The Star of David design uses three different values of blue to suggest lights. The design looks great on a black shirt, but can also be used on various surfaces and colors.

You can grab this free SVG file from the store: [Star of David SVG]

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post – What tools to Buy.

Need to know about the different vinyl products available? You can learn all about it at About Cricut Vinyl.

Cricut mats

Are you confused about the different colors of mats? This article will clear it all up for you. 
Which Mat Do I Use?

Check out the fun and free Hanukkah SVG files linked below. I am sure you will find a great image to suit your needs.

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Everyday Party MagazineHanukkah Era
Hand Lettered PrintablesHanukkah Blessings
Lemon Thistlechrismukkah
Try it – Like it – Create itStar of David

Tag it Tuesday – Collage

collage tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday is all about collage. Using printables from the Try it – Like it – Create it store for the background collage and wording. Collaging with a printable image can be fun and playful. You can cut, tear, and layer pieces.

materials

The materials used for this week’s tag are pretty basic. A few printable pages, a paper flower, glue, and minimal ink blending work together for a cohesive look.

Grab the word set printable here: [Word Set] – $

Grab the Collage pieces printable here [Vintage Mail] – free

If you enjoy making tags, join our new Crafting Tags Facebook Group.

Video Tutorial:

close-up image

The close-up image shows the subtle ink blending, torn edges, and layering of paper pieces.

Ephemera Paperclips

paper clips

I think I am addicted to making ephemera paper clips. It is so much fun using up scraps and pieces and combining them into a pleasant image. They are miniature works of art.

materials

There are no rules to making ephemera paper clips and if you do a Google search you will find a variety of examples. The only things you must use are a paper clip and some kind of adhesive. After that, you can collect whatever is around you. I tend to collect pieces that relate to each other by color.

Video Tutorial:

The first two I made were based on a journal I made in a past tutorial. I used leftover pieces of painted paper that were used for the cover of the book and coordinated additional pieces.

As I said, these were so fun to make. It has inspired me to do a series of miniature art pieces.

Freebie Friday – Coloring Pages

This week’s freebie is four pages of Thanksgiving coloring pages. The detail is just lovely on these fun coloring images for children through adults. Grab them now for your Thanksgiving celebration and spend some relaxing time coloring.

These PDF printable sheets are contained in a zip file, and available for download here. [Thanksgiving coloring]

Creatively Crafty Link Party #405

, Try It - Like It - Create it
This week’s Link Party

Welcome to our weekly Link Party! This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Last Week’s Feature

The Apple Street Cottage shared how to decoupage with no wrinkles on this beautiful Acorn piece.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tag it Tuesday – Reactive Inks

tags

For this week’s Tag it Tuesday, I am working with Hero Arts Reactive Inks on watercolor paper. These inks are extremely fun to play with and you never really know the results you will get.

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reactive inks

I got my inks in a monthly subscription box from Sketchbox, but they are available individually as well. The inks react with water and each other.

Video Tutorial:

After making the tags, I continued to work with the paper and created a few sentiment labels. I used words from a free printable in the shop. [free printable]

Suggested Materials:

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AZ – Amazon, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Color Hive Ink
Color Hive Ink
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SB
Reactive Inks
Reactive Inks
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AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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AZ
Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
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SB
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
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O
White Uniball
White Uniball
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AZ
Word Sticker - Temu
Word Sticker – Temu
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O

Top 5 Gift Ideas for Paper Crafters

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If you aren’t into crafting, it can be difficult to buy a present for the paper crafter in your life. Trust me when I say, crafters like craft supplies. Here is a list of gift-giving ideas for that special someone. 

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  1. High-Quality Paper: A selection of premium papers in various textures, colors, and weights to inspire creativity. I know this can be a difficult task but CutCardStock has you covered. You can buy a variety pack of colors or a gift card. 
paper trimmer

2.  Paper Cutter or Trimmer: A precision paper cutter or trimmer for clean, straight cuts. There is a lot of variety when it comes to paper trimmers. My favorite paper trimmer comes from Cricut. I like its compact size. I can easily store it on my desk on the side and grab it whenever I need to trim paper. 

cricut joy xtra

3. Die Cutting Machine: A die-cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette for precise cutting and embossing of paper and other materials. This can be a big dollar item. If you crafter likes technology and can handle a small learning curve, these are great machines. Over the years I have had a variety of different Cricut machines and I have loved each one. Right now I think the best machine for the money would be the Cricut Joy Xtra.

scissors

4. Craft Scissors: A set of sharp, precision craft scissors for intricate cutting. Trust me, crafters can never have enough scissors. It is probably the one tool we misplace the most, and the one that gets “borrowed” by family members. (which can irk us!) I love these non-stick scissors and they are real game changers.

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5. Gift Cards: Gift cards to their favorite craft supply store. If you are stumped on what to buy, a gift card is always appreciated. If your crafter visits a local craft store often, then that is the place to buy a gift card. Or consider one of the big box stores, we can always find something we “need”.

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Michael’s https://go.magik.ly/ml/1xrzg/

HobbyLobby https://go.magik.ly/ml/1xrzh/

Simply Earth – November

nov box

What a great month to get ready for the holiday season of gift-giving. Simply Earth November recipe box is all about making gifts for giving. Don’t miss out on this box, it is sure to sell out. Use my special affiliate code – TRYITFREE – for a gift card of $45.

Buy the box and make everyone on your list something special, or gift the box to your essential oil-loving someone.

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This month’s recipes include:

  • silky massage salve
  • Christmas mint roll-on
  • diy holiday body spray
  • great the season bath salts
  • sugar plum fairy diffuser blend
  • homemade Christmas ornaments

The oils this month are Spearmint, Nutmeg, Lemon, and Winter Spice.

One of the biggest differences I find with Simply Earth is the monthly recipes. In the past, I have ordered essential oils; when they arrive, I don’t remember what they do or why I ordered them. The Simply Earth recipe box contains the recipes for the oils included in the box as well as necessary additional support products to make the recipes.

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big box

With your first Simply Earth subscription order (and every six months), you will get the Big Bonus Box free! If you were to purchase these products it would cost $44.84. The Big Box includes:

  • Almond Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 mL Roll-On Bottles
  • 5 mL Amber Glass Bottles
  • Coconut Oil
  • Beeswax
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The Simply Earth November box is your Gift Giving Remedies essential oil kit. The items inside when purchased separately would add up to $120 but you will get it all for $44.99.


You will also get:

  • A free Big Bonus box.
  • A free $45 gift card for their next purchase (ambassador code TRYITFREE must be used at checkout).
  • Free access to the Essential Oil Hero Course (The course is $250 for non-subscribers).
  • Exclusive deals and rewards for every hit milestone on your subscription.

And here is the best part: my coupon code: TRYITFREE
Use this code to get a $45 gift card with your first purchase