Tuesday, November 29, 2011

5 Creative & Quick DIY Gifts + FREEBIE Holiday Cheer Download Art for You!

Happy holidays! Our gift to you ~ our Dec 11 Holiday Cheer Circles FREEBIE download sheet. Download the page, save to your computer, (right click, choose "save picture as"), open, print out full size (letter) for festive 1" circles, or reduce, enlarge as you'd like.
With just this one sheet, you can easily make bottle cap pendants, bottle cap fridge mags, bracelets, glass domed art pendants, epoxy circle instant bracelets, ornaments, wrapping paper, tags & more! See our samples below, and as always, happy crafting!
Click here for our HOLIDAY CHEER CIRCLES download file. It is in .jpg format and will be HUGE on your screen. Right click with your mouse and save to your computer. Ask your printer to print letter size, or 8.5" wide.
Here's 5 quick and creative little gifts for you to try:
1. Magnetic Bottle Cap Pendants Made from fridge mags! Our 1" epoxy circles and 1" glass domes fit perfectly on the back of our double sided adhesive flat circle magnets. Peel n stick, pop the finished dome in our bottle cap pendants (inside or outside) and you've got an instant, interchangeable bottle cap pendant necklace. When you get home, you can put it back on the fridge or on your jewelry organizer! :-)
2. Glass Domes for Pendants and Ornaments. We are now well-stocked in all sizes and shapes of glass domes, cabochons, and matching pendant bases.
Take a peek - a little dab of e6000 or 3D Crystal Lacquer is all you need to take your printouts, scraps, family photos or collage art to a new wearable (or fridge-magnet) level! Great gifts, fun for kids too!
You can see them all here.Try making this nearly instant zipper pull – from one of our 100D kits - each flattened bottle cap charm comes with it's own adhesive dome and jump ring attached – ready for your art, photos, more. Add a lobster clasp and you've got a zipper or backpack pull. Finish your image with a 1" circle punch or exacto knife on a cutting mat.
3. Glass Dome Pendants become Key Chains with just a Key Ring!
Use one of our411 Silver Pendants with Glass Dome tops, add one of our Key Rings, and use our download sheet or your favorite photo - you've created a very easy (and sturdy) gift!
Wrap them up in our 10-pack gift bags - put together a whole bunch of family gifts with just a little bit of time, easy on the wallet too!

4. Epoxy Domed Zipper/Backpack Pulls.

Start with 1 of our 100D Flattened Bottle Caps w/Epoxy Dome cover, add a lobster clasp to the jump ring, and you've got an instant zipper pull or backpack hang tab.

4. Blossoms of Red & Green Necklace Get in the Holiday spirit with this necklace using our Millefiori Single Flower Glass Beads. These 12mm beads are cut out in single flower shapes in a rainbow of colors. You might also try our Millefiori Stars or Millefiori Mixes. For this project, Cheryl chose the red flowers and green flowers only out of the 30 beads on a strand. Combined with red, green and clear seed beads as well as bright silver ridged spacer beads, Cheryl has created a very festive necklace. She chose to make her design in a matinee length at about 22 inches. We are sure you will be inspired to make your own holiday creations to enjoy this party season.
5. Fridge Mag Snow Globes! Featuring your family and friends! Just add your photo or last year's holiday card to the back of our magnetic fridge mag snow globesfor instant personalized results!Try our matching mini photo tags - we now offer a double sided blank -perfect for reversible or two-sided charms and pendants- one of our most frequent customer requests.Wrap it all up with our 10 pack gift bags! ~ Choose from Velveeteen Opaque (no peeking!) or etherial Organza Bags ~ easy on the pocket book and easy on the eyes! Makes gift giving a breeze.

Don't forget to use your newsletter subscriber code DEC2011 at checkout. You will need to be signed in and enter your savings code on the payment/last page of checkout in the promo code box.
E-us for help with DEC2011 in the subject line and we can apply your savings in the form of a refund when your order ships.
Thanks always ~ wishing you a fun and happy holiday season filled with lots of family, friends, and crafts! From all of us at Rubber Nation Crafts and very soon at eCrafty.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

5 Quick DIY Gifts, Host an Earring or Wine Charm Party, Freebie Cropping Tool Download

We have a whopping 125 new items - new bead mixes, strands, findings, adhesives - click here Oct and here Nov to see them all. Shown: last year's customer favorites just restocked: Little magnetic photo snow globes!
Our gift to you our wonderful customers and newsletter subscribers take 20% everything in your cart with your code NOV2011 in the promo code box on payment page. 
Our clickable supply list will help you make nearly instant gifts:
We also stock double-sided 1" adhesive squares , tons of neck cords and neck chains as well as bracelets and jump rings to make your project truly instant. Just trim your photo, printout or photocopy, peel, stick, wrap (try our gorgeous organza bags or gift tins) and give!
Here's some simple tips and links to make your photo gifts better:
Recycle last year's photo holiday cards - Yours, family members, friends'. Use a tight crop so that you see your subject's face - not a whole bunch of other things. Many times - larger photos are already the right size since what you're trying to crop or frame is a face that is between 2/3 to 1.25".

Free online photo cropping tool! If you need to reduce or enlarge your photo, try Google's FREE online tool ~ go to http://pixlr.com/ You do NOT have to download any software - you can work online, add any image, crop, shrink and print! If you have Microsoft Word - just copy your photo and open a new document. Insert your photo. Grab or click on the corners, crop or trim, and print.

Photo labs at your local drugstore or office supplies superstore -  You can also go to your local photo copy center, sometimes even your local grocery store has a photo kiosk, and have them help you make the reduction you need. Just measure the acetate insert and take in your photo - they can print out a sheet for you.

It's easy to shrink your image! Work in fractions,divide, find your desired reduction. For instance: You need your photo to be 1", your original is 3" - 1 divided by 3 is ....33% - you will need to print out your oriignal at 33%. You can do this with any set of measurements easily!

Our photo bracelets and mini memory frame charms have acetate inserts in each of the frames - if you take out one of the inserts - you can use that to place over your photograph and trim to size.

Our Recipe for an Easy Holiday Crafting Party:

Here's what's great about earrings and wine charms - anyone can make a pair or a set to take home - especially beginners!  With very few supplies, your guests can leave with their own handmade party favors!

Earring Crafting Party: Take 1 set of our 100pc ear wires, 1 set mixed crystal bicones, combine with 1 set 10pc assorted millefiori bead strands, add 1 set of our headpins, eyepins, jumprings assortment, and you've got a recipe for fun!

Holiday Wine Charm Crafting Party:  Take a set of our ribbon photo charms or memory frame minis, 1 set of our jump ring mega mix, a sheet or two of our laminating film, some simple adhesive squares, and just about any 1" art you'd like. Our friend and coworker Anne made these with artwork from return address labels.

OK! Now get to it!  Remember to reward yourself with a 20% discount on all items in your cart with the code NOV2011 in the promo code box on your payment page. Thanks always and happy creating from all of the folks at Rubber Nation Crafts, RubberNation.com and soon, eCrafty.com

As always, e-us with any questions: rubbernation@comcast.net Happy creations!