Zutter—Twenty-four zeven!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yesterday we told you that all Zutter accessories were 20-40% off at Oh My Crafts. We scouted out several project ideas (on zutteruzisters.com) using all Zutter to give you an idea of just how fun the Zutter can be! You'll love these.

These two cutes come from designer Claire Labigne's portfolio. Adorable!

Here's some darling ideas Jennifer Priest has:

How amazing are these???
Here's more from designers Jenny Svensson, Julie Ann Kelly and Nan Paturzo. These ladies definitely know how to get their Zutter on!

Naturally, these are just a few tidbits that Zutter has to offer. To see more brilliant ideas, and from other designers, you can naturally go to their site. We spent hours looking through all their talented portfolios. Also, Oh My Crafts is offering a Zutter project idea book! It's a wonderful asset to have! It features project ideas from designers like Jennifer Priest and others! Check it out today! Happy National Scrapbook Day!

What would Scrapbook Day be without our Slice?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

With National Scrapbooking Day knocking at the door (we're only four days away!)—we at Oh My Crafts are getting ready by celebrating Slice-style. Why Slice, you might ask? Because today we'd like to commemorate machinery that is just as active as we, the people are. Although most would agree that the Cricut is a spectacular die-cutting device, it still has its limitations because it's bigger, and requires a cord. So that's why with Slice—everyone can have the best of both worlds! Although it's small, it packs quite a punch. It's portable and cordless, which makes it ideal for on-the-go cropping sessions, as well as projects right within the walls of your home. This little guy works its magic anywhere—and did we mention it can cut on any size paper? It's like the Cricut's trusted side-kick!

SO—with that being said, we've decided to make your life Slice-easy by offering some stupendous savings on everything Slice! For instance, Slice paper—$7.99. Slice cutting mats—$9.99. Spatulas—$3.49. The list goes on and on. AND, if you buy a Slice machine or bundle, you'll receive a nifty little rebate card which, upon completion, will grant you a FREE exclusive VIP design card! You'll need your receipt and UPC code, so be sure to hang on tightly to that.

Oh, and naturally we found some super-cute project ideas on www.WhySlice.com, and we're here to share a few with you today. Want more? They've got plenty ideas and video tutorials on their site. What better way to spend National Scrapbook Day than watching tutorials on the tricks of the trade of your newly purchased Slice tool? Oh, and keep in mind that Mother's Day IS coming! You'll be able to make hands-down darling gifts with your Slice.

The perfect touch is added to this gift box with
Basic Shapes 2 and 3 design cards.

This chic and modern look was accomplished with the
Fall/Back to School design card.

A darling frame, created with Animal Crackers and
Basic Shapes 2 design cards.

Here's a fun idea for a wall hanging using

This cutesy scrapbook page is as easy as can be
with the Basic Shapes 2 design card!

Are you looking for something to store all your Slice materials? We've got a solution for that too! Check out these stylish machine carriers and design card binders—also on sale. Just for you.

P.S. Enter APRIL10 at checkout for an extra 10% off orders $50+!!

Scrapbook Day—here we come!

Friday, April 24, 2009

We're 8 days out from National Scrapbooking Day. For those of us at Oh My Crafts, the partying has already begun. Today we're kicking off our weekend Cricut sale! Anything Cricut—we've got it...and you're sure to find it for a great deal.

Here's some especially cute project ideas we found from Provo Craft, using the Cricut.

Indie Arts cartridge, Street Sign cartridge

Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, Walk in My Garden cartridge, Doodletype cartridge

Celebrations cartridge, Accent Essentials cartridge

Mickey and Friends cartridge, Mickey Font cartridge

Lastly, we highly suggest making National Scrapbooking Day a party that lasts all week. That's undoubtedly what we plan on doing. Heck, make it last all year! Here's a few more ways to celebrate:
Work on your contest submissions for Oh My Crafts! (That's right...we've extended the deadline indefinitely!)
Donate a few scrapbook items to a scrapbooker in need!
If you work this coming Saturday—take the day off (or off early, at least!) This is your day!! Send the kids to the neighbor so you can really get to work.
Write a letter to Congress requesting this day be recognized as a National Holiday (but only if you're really bored. Which you shouldn't be with all that crafting you've got to get to...)
Ooooh! Oooh! Here's a good one: Sign yourself up for the October 2009 Oh My Crafts Canada/New England crafting cruise!
And finally, after you're signed up and sitting pretty with our cruise, do a little shopping on our site for those crafting items that you need. Naturally, we don't recommend waiting until Saturday—we've got deals planned for the entire week! These savings are so superb your bank account won't even realize you spent any money!
Happy weekend, and happy Cricuting!

On the big day, it's the nitty-gritty details that count

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Last week we presented some innovative craft ideas for weddings. We focused on novel "guest book" ideas. (To re-read, click here.) However, there's more wedding planning that can be left up to the craftiness of your minds and hands! And really, it's the teeny details that tie your entire wedding together—not to mention give a little relief to your budget. Basically, if you plan carefully and think brilliantly, you can pull off a stunning look throughout the entire reception, and you just might have guests wondering just how much you spent on the whole shabang. It'll be our little secret.

The first thing to pinpoint is how you can dress up the decorations with simple, yet classy crafts. Let's start with the basics.


This may sound insane, but the creative crafter can even make stunning paper floral arrangements. We found this paper bouquet on Wedding Bee. Yep, you read it right: bouquets made out of paper. All you need is some good paper (tissue paper is great!) and a good collection of flower die-cuts and you're well on your way. You can even fashion the smell of real flowers with a little spritz of perfume across the paper. Think of the money you can save with that route!

Other than flowers, what else can you do for your table centerpieces? The options are endless, really. It just takes some creativity. One popular idea in recent years has been using candy for the main focal point on tables.

This chic candy look comes from a blog we found: Little White Book. Instead of (or along with) the sweet sent of flowers...entertain your gifts with the sweet taste of goodies. This can be done quite nice when you choose your candies based off of the colors of your wedding. Then, with just the right ribbon, you've got yourself a beautiful look with a totally new attitude. Check out the ribbon selection at Oh My Crafts!

Here are some more ideas for table decorations:

Embellish your cake table! The craftier the better! This was a look we found on Wedding Bee.

Seating Placards

Make the name tags! These name tags are from Chocolate Mango. You'll have fun doing it too! Oh My Crafts has a wonderful selection of wedding scrapbook paper—and it's on sale today too, in our anticipation for National Scrapbook Day! Also, to help this task, you'll want to check out our Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies. We've also got the perfect assortment of embellishments to get the job done.

Now this is fancy! These seating arrangements, which we found on Project Wedding, are designated with an etched mirror! This could be a fun idea if you are hosting a smaller, more intimate luncheon or dinner for perhaps an exclusive group of people (like the fam). Oh, and vinyl could work just wonderfully!

Here are some more thoughts on ways to take your wedding up a notch or two with beautiful crafted, home made items. Remember, it's the detail that makes all the difference!

A unique look from Wedding Bee.

Here's an idea! Get crafty with your reception programs! These beautiful programs come from Project Wedding.

This amazing picture comes from the Next Exit Photography site. It's a good idea to identify certain foods or drinks. AND another way to tie in the look of your wedding with a crafty and sophisticated touch.

Cupcakes are BIG these days. And with the Sizzix cupcake holders, you've got yourself a darling look.

Here are some beautiful embellishments for candles—all made with the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge!

When choosing your own decorations and adornments, the look is solely up to you. And since there are infinite amounts of color and paper and design opportunities, your wedding reception will be irreplaceably one-of-a-kind. So get your bridesmaids together, pull out that crafting paper and let the creativity run wild!

Stay tuned for tips on party favors, cards, invitations and more!

Cabin Mate Wanted!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sheila Chatelain is looking for a cabin mate for our October 2009 Canada/New England crafting cruise! She's got a great love for scrapbooking and would make a great room mate!

If anyone is interested, please contact her at dwcsmcchatelain@gmail.com.

To learn more about the fall-time adventure of a lifetime, click here.

The happiest of happy earth days!

Have you heard about our Create Your World Earth day sale? Tons of amazing price cuts! Click here for the 'tails!

P.S. These trees are from the Cuttlebug Pine tree die. They're cute, huh?

The tassle's worth the hassle

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's that time of year! The time where many reach the end of one road and begin thinking about their new road. It's the time of year for Graduation! Some have already had the pleasure of hearing the joyous tune of Pomp and Circumstance, other's are nearly there. Well to those awaiting the big day we say hang in there! That diploma is worth every minute of struggle!

Here's some fun crafting ideas for celebrating such a great accomplishment!

Here's a cute money holder from Karen Foster's idea gallery.

A card from QuicKuts idea gallery.

This scrapbook page is also from the QuicKutz idea gallery.

This is an adorable scrapbook page from We R Memory Keepers project gallery.

And naturally, we've got a great collection of items at Oh My Crafts that will help you in your graduation endeavors—whether it be scrapbook pages, cards, graduation parties, or gifts.

Cricut: Locker Talk cartridge
Cricut: Speaking of School cartridge
Cuttlebug Die: Apple and Books
Cuttlebug Die: Graduation
Cuttlebug Die: School House
Cuttlebug Die: Tiny Tags
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Congrats, and Congrats
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Invitation
Tim Holtz stamps: School Desk
Oh My Vinyl: New Beginning
We R Memory Keeper: Invitation rub on

The quote bank — Weather and Seasons

Our lives are effected from day to day by the weather. So why not have a quote bank about it? That way, you'll always have something to say when asked "How's the weather?"

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather —John Ruskin
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it. —Patrick Young
Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while —Kin Hubbard
Weather is a great metaphor for life—sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella —Pepper Giardino
Weather forecast for tonight: dark. —George Carlin
If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine —Anthony J. D'Angelo
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance —Jane Austen
If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back? —Steven Wright
When the weather is too hot they complain, too cold they complain, and when just right they're watching TV. —Mike Garofalo

Sunshine/Clear Skies
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Grab your coat, and get your hat / Leave your worry on the doorstep / Just direct your feet / To the sunny side of the street —Dorothy Fields
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather —Dale Evans Rogers
There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings as now... —Nathaniel Hawthorne
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade
My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather —Loire Hartwould
The sun lay like a friendly arm across her shoulder —Margorie Kinnan Rawlings

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition —William Arthur Ward
Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing a lullaby. —Langston Hughes
Rainbows apologize for angry skies —Sylvia Voirol
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet —Roger Miller
A rainy day is a perfect time for a walk in the woods —Rachel Carson
The sun will come out—tomorrow —Annie
There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends —Arnot Sheppard

When snow falls, nature listens —Antoinette van Kleef
Where does the white go when the snow melts?
There's one good thing about the snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor's —Clyde Moore
Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery —Bill Watterson
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough —Earl Wilson
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be unnecessary freezing of water —Carl Reiner
Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled
A snowflake is a winter's butterfly
Snowstorms are God's way of saying "You've been working too hard"

There is muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind —Annie Dillard
The really nice breezes blow through my body and into my soul —Astrid Alauda
The hushed winds wail with feeble moan —Joanna Baillie
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell when it cometh, and whither it goeth —Bible
Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring? —William Cullen Bryant
As winds come whispering lightly from the West, Kissing, not ruffling, the blue deep's serene —Lord Byron
I hear the wind among the trees / Playing the celestial symphonies —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down —Irish proverb

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" —Robin Williams
It's spring fever....And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! —Mark Twain
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden —Ruth Stout
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day —W. Earl Hall
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt —Margaret Atwood
Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either "late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or fantastically wet," for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring. —Thalassa Crusso

In summer, the song sings itself —William Carlos Williams
A summer's sun is worth the having —French proverb
It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away —Bono
To see the summer sky is poetry —Emily Dickinson
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance —Bern Williams
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability —Sam Keen
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it —Russel Baker
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. —Henry James
The summer night is like a perfection of thought —Wallace Stevens

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all —Stanley Horowitz
Autumn is second spring where ever leaf is a flower —Albert Camus
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile —William Cullen Bryant
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees —Faith Baldwin
Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree —Emily Bronte
Autumn is the hush before winter —French proverb
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn —Elizabeth Lawrence

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer —Albert Camus
And finally Winter, with it's bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow —Roy Bean
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius —Pietro Aretino
Every mile is two in winter —George  Herbert
I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood —Bill Watterson
Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail —proverb
The color of winter is in the imagination —Ward Elliot Hour
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat
One kind word can warm three winter months —Japanese proverb

P.S. Our Sunday night specials have been extended! You don't want to miss out on these great deals!

Crafty wedding tips that will have you saying "I do"

Friday, April 17, 2009

As summer quickly approaches, love seems to be wafting through the air thicker and thicker these days. Oh My Crafts! is happy to present some of the hottest crafting ideas in homemade decorations and details that will indeed make a wedding the happiest day of a woman's life.

A few years ago, a homemade wedding might have denoted cheap balloon towers and cheesy lace doilies donning pastel wedding mints. The mere idea of it was a bride-on-a-budget's worst nightmare. However, in recent years, modern technology has merged with the crafting lifestyle and revolutionized how the world views crafting. Suddenly, with nifty little tools and devices that the crafting world has to offer, homemade isn't so lame anymore. It's just the opposite.

One of the reasons homemade wedding creations seem to be quite so popular as of late is because they offer uniqueness to weddings and receptions that isn't traditionally seen? Who wants a wedding that looks just like the Jones'? With a crafty wedding, innovative ideas and elegant styles are at a bride's bestowal, and it can even save a few Benjamins.

So here's a suggestion that can give flair to your event and relief to your bank account: put your crafty mind to use before heading out to the wedding planner and meeting your checkbook's demise.

Now, it's not like we're suggesting you go out and sew your own gown, bake your own 7-tier cake or construct the glittering gazebo that houses the cake. Unless you happen to be or know a professional, it is highly recommended that you stay away from the homemade realm for these details. However, homemade crafts can really help to glitz up the little details of wedding decor, whether it be favors for guests, table design, thank you cards, or anything in between.

For the next few weeks, we'll be presenting a few concepts that seem to have taken fire amongst wedding-ers.

The Guest Book
The "guest book" has evolved considerably in the last decade or so. Anything goes when keeping record of the visitors at your reception. Here are some fun ideas we've seen that are unique, chic, and basically homemade.

Set out a platterWith an etched or vinyl-applied print of the two love-birds' names, date, etc. in the middle, set out a nice big serving platter for everyone to leave their names and well wishes. This way, you'll be able to remember everyone who attended your wedding every time you have Thanksgiving. Be sure to use a pen that won't fade after washing.

Sign the ceramics—Similar to the platter, some couples opt to set out ceramic pottery—like a vase—with their names engraved or vinyl-printed with their names for friends to sing. It is recommended that you don't put real flowers in the vase until after the occasion. (Do it Yourself Weddings.)

Picture frame to capture it all—This idea is relatively simple to create. You'll need a large amount of matting for guests to sign. Should you choose this route, it is suggested to have a small 4x6 picture in the middle of a 16x20 or larger matted frame.  A variation from this is to use a mirror instead of matting. From there, you can be as crafty as you'd like with your frame. Decorate away.

An aproned well-wishing—Another quirky proposal for guests to sign while at the reception is two aprons—his and hers, if you will. Many crafters own their own clothing-printing machine, a Yudu, and they can print names, designs, etc. fairly easily onto the top portion of the apron. The rest of the "design" is up to the guests. (Do It Yourself Weddings.)

Okay...the initial, fundamental guest book—Despite all these new ideas, there is still nothing wrong with using what has always worked in the past—the original guest book. However, there's no need to buy a book at a posh, over-the-top wedding or publishing store. Make one! Scrapbook (both by hand or digital look great!) a few pages of you and your sweetheart and then bind it. Binding options can vary—from interwoven lace to YourStory. YourStory is a recent innovative tool in the crafting industry that is specifically for personalized books with a professional look (also a great tool for after-wedding memories). One thing to remember when creating your book is to leave space for people to leave their remarks. unless you don't mind having writing across your faces.

Basically, each option brings a fresh perspective to the guest sign-in table.  Want to see more creativity? Click here.

Stay tuned for more unique and chic crafty wedding ideas!


Have you heard about our pre-cut Oh My Vinyl? That's right, enhancing your home and accessories with classy vinyl decor has never been easier—because we've already taken care of the hard part! We've got tons of phrases and designs to choose from. However, if we don't have quite what you're looking for, we've got a huge collection of colored Oh My Vinyl sheets



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