Spooky Spider Jar

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween to all! Is your sweet tooth good and ready? Let's hope so! For those of us with kids, we can usually raid their stash after they're peacefully sleeping. :)

So...what fun Halloween projects have you been up to? We'd love to hear all about them!

And today, we'd like to share with you a fun Halloween tutorial that's been up on our YouTube channel. It'll teach you how to easily etch glass with vinyl, which is a fun and super trendy home decor idea. Oh, and keep in mind that Machelle used the Doodle Charms cartridge for the spiders on the jar.

Oh, and to view more amazing tutorials, drop on by our YouTube channel. You'll find several more tutorials using vinyl—our most recent is a super-cute and super-simple fall decor project.

Happy haunting! And happy crafting!

Which goes with which?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One of the top questions that we hear at Oh My Crafts! pertains to which A2 embossing folders can be used with which machines.

Can I use Sizzix embossing folders in my Cuttlebug? Or, do the Cuttlebug folders work in the Sizzix Texture Boutique? What about the Big Shot, Big Shot Express or Big Shot Pro?

And what about QuicKutz? Can I use Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders in the Epic 6? And vice versa?

It's a whirlwind, really. Well, it doesn't need to be. Because we've got the answer to the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question.

The answer to your question is yes. Yes it works, and yes you can. It's liberating, isn't it?

These little A2 wonders—any of these brands mentioned—work across the entire spectrum of embossing machines. But one thing you should keep in mind is that each brand has different levels of thickness in their plastic, which could affect its performance in a different machine. For instance, our designers have found that to enhance the performance of a QuicKutz die in a Cuttlebug machine, adding an extra piece of cardstock paper as a "shim" under the plastic mats creates a much better embossed look. Capiche?

So, let's summarize.

Cuttlebug works with Sizzix.
Cuttlebug works with QuicKutz.
QuicKutz works with Cuttlebug.
QuicKutz works with Sizzix.
Sizzix works with Cuttlebug.
Sizzix works with QuicKutz.

It's like one big happy family.

Doesn't it make you want to go out and emboss something?

We've got some gifted customers!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It snowed today in Utah. Some are happy about it. Others feel mother nature could've held off a little longer. But what can ya' do? So, in honor of the flaky freezing specks falling from the sky, we're gonna bring you a little Christmas cheer today. Yep—before Halloween. Is that breaking a cardinal sin? Well, you can decide after you see these amazing cards by none other than our amazing customers!!

So, as a bit of background, while we were on our fun cruise a few weeks ago, some of the ladies got together for a card exchange. And these cards were the result. We find them bursting with talent and beauty. So take a look.

Hungry for candy?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Let's face it. Even adults get excited for Halloween candy. We've got some great looks to make your Halloween treats even more appealing.

Here's a fun one with the Cricut. Hmmm, which sounds better? Twix, Snickers, or Butterfingers? How about all three? This cute candy holder was made with Plantin Schoolbook, Opposites Attract and the Boo To You embossing folder.

This fun Imaginisce tray was created with Hallowhimsy, however at Oh My Crafts you can get the newest and spookiest Imaginisce Halloween paper line—Spooky Town, along with some other amazing Halloween necessities in our Spooky Bundle.

If you want everyone in the neighborhood to be your best friend, just put up a sign like this, made with Provo Craft products and embellishments. Find more great projects in the Provo Craft idea gallery.

We found this cute idea on the QuicKutz site. Wouldn't this be a fun and affordable craft to make with your kids? Because no self-respecting crafter would let their child go out on the town without an embellished candy-collecting bag! (Hey, maybe make one for yourself in case there's any extra loot...)

Or another idea—for multiple uses for a candy bag, is this Sizzix look. And for more fun Sizzix ideas, check out their idea gallery!

And as usual, Making Memories adds amazing style to any holiday with the Slice! Who could resist a goodie basket like this? Or like this:

Good gravy Halloween is a fun time! Hopefully now, after viewing all this candy delight, you'll be sufficiently motivated to be sufficiently stocked (as if you weren't before) in goodies enough to feed an entire army. And save a few for yourself!

Happy crafting!

Birthday bash!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Even with all the other fun holidays coming up, a lot of us still have to think about birthday parties! These little events just go all year round. Never a moment's break, is there? Well never fear—if you're looking to throw together a cute birthday party, we've got some great suggestions for you. Our designer Lindsey used the Nonsense paper kit from We R Memory Keepers to create this festive and fun look. And right now we've got a great bundle kit for Nonsense (for the girly look) and MVP (for the boyish look). Check it out here!

Anyway, the pictures say it all.

Kinda makes you wish it was YOUR birthday party, huh?
Happy crafting!

Giving hope to all of us

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Last week we ran a contest for a Breast Cancer layout, card or design on our OMC Facebook fanpage. (oh, and if you're not a fan yet—you're totally missing out on great giveaways, product info and chats with professionals. Just sayin.') It's all in honor of our Thinkin' Pink at Oh My Crafts.

Well anyway—our winner, Anne-Marie, recieved the Pink Slice! Which actually, isn't even available over the internet—so she was REALLY lucky. *But have you seen the amazing Making Memories Think Pink paper? Sooo cute!*

Well anyway, we had to award two runners up as well because we were so touched by the amazing things you ladies do!

So with an introduction like that, we wouldn't want to keep you waiting any longer. Here's the winning project, and the two runners up:

Here's Anne-Marie's layout. Not only did we love the talent behind the layout, but we loved the over-all feeling of it. "Celebrate the everyday" is something we all can do.

Karel was one of our runners up. She told us that she sends these cards to women who have experienced or are currently experiencing breast cancer. To find out how to request one of these cards, you can visit her blog by clicking here.

Becky was another runner up. This layout says "May our loss give wings to hope," and it honors her mother-in-law who passed away from cancer in 2002. The dark leaves falling from the tree symbolize grief, but they transform into pink butterflies flying around a picture of 4 generations of women in her family—including her grandmother, who is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

We want to give a big thanks to these ladies, and all of YOU who are helping in a good cause. If you too would like to help, you can purchase a Think Pink gift card—where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research.

Congrats again to these ladies—and happy crafting!

Time to get your creepy on!

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's almost two weeks from Halloween for goodness sake!! Can you believe how October is flying by? For those of us in Utah—we're enjoying some capital
GLO-RI-OUS weather around here. If you've never been to Utah in the fall, just know that it's a beautiful place to be. Let's hope this weather can hold out a little longer before it gets COLD.

Today we've got a wonderful project to showcase—just perfect for all your Halloween festivities! And fairly simple too!

Using the Eerie scrapbook kit from Basic Grey, (make sure to check out Basic Grey's Eerie Card Kit of the Month!) and a spooky tree that she picked up from a local store, get a load of Lindsey's newest creation:

If that doesn't get ya' all pumped up for All Hallow's Eve, then there's no hope for you! Just kidding. (Sort of.)

If you have any questions, Lindsey would love to answer them! You can contact her at lindseyfillmore @ yahoo . com with your questions and comments.

Happy crafting!


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