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Welcome Fall with a Festive Wreath

We've compiled a list of our favorite fall wreaths, just for you. If you feel inspired, just click on the picture, which will take you directly to the how-to instructions!

 

 

 

Tuesday Tips: Containers of All Types: Personalized!

AWe know one thing you'll need plenty of this holiday season: Containers for gift boxes, cookies and candies, trinkets, keepsakes and even leftovers! Here are several ways to take your containers to the next level and personalize them for every occasion.

  

Special Shapes: Eileen Hull makes a variety of boxes using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutter and any of the container dies available in our super store. Here's a quick video from Eileen that shows you how:

Upcycle Cookie Tins: Give those old cookie tins a modern new look by covering them with Krylon paint and adding some snowflake embellishments and names, like these, created by Andrea Atwater. So easy!

Grandma's Treasures: Anne Grbic took an ordinary round cardboard box and turned it into a sweet gold box with photos of the grandkids by using gold paint over the box, printing the photos and the words "Grandma's Treasures" onto Craft Attitude film and adhering those with adhesive, followed by gloss varnish placed over the images and finished off with a bunch of bling. Grandma is sure to display this somewhere special. 

Cute Leftovers Tubs: And finally, Jonathan Fong came up with this great idea to take ordinary plastic tubs and give them a cute, customized touch using Craft Attitude film. Just swap out the Thanksgiving design for the holiday of your choice!

Check out the When Creativity Knocks All-Star Designers Holiday Series video:

Craft Attitude Sponsors Ronald McDonald House Art Room

Earlier this month the Ronald McDonald House in Eastern Wisconsin was transformed into a Christmas Fantasy House with holiday decorations, lights and lots of festive flair. Local residents were invited to tour the home as a fundraiser for the charity. Craft Attitude was the corporate sponsor of the Art Room in the home, which was designed by artist Vanessa "Kiki" Johanning of Design Studio, pictured below in the art room, and who is also a contributing artist on CraftAttitude.com.

The home tour brochure described the room: "The Art Room is always a place to have fun and relax. It's where the paints, brushes and glitter come alive! Helping you bring out the artful festivities of the season! Color is the main story here, and giggles are encouraged! A special thank you to the corporate sponsorship and art supplies from the national brand of Craft Attitude, used in the making of the creative ornaments, banners and 6-foot-tall paint brushes! 'We believe art can play a wonderful part in healing,' Kiki said."

According to the charity's website, the Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill or injured children. Since the House opened in 1984, more than 35,000 family stays have been provided. Families from 568 Wisconsin communities, 50 states and 26 foreign countries have stayed at our Ronald McDonald House. In 2013 alone, we served nearly 1,000 families. We have been at full occupancy with our 38 guest rooms—often with a wait list of anywhere from five to twenty families each day.

Here are more photos from the Art Room:

   

   

A Sweet Bookmark Makes a Great Gift

Here's an adorable way to keep your kids or grandkids close to you all the time: with a bejeweled bookmark made with Craft Attitude.

To create this cute bookmark, choose your image and size it appropriate to the bookmark. Next, reverse print on Craft Attitude film in the best quality photo option.

Then, you'll cut the image with the carrier sheet still attached. Remove the carrier and spray the image with adhesive, lightly. Flip it over and apply it to a piece of Rowlux film or other thick or embossed sheet cut to size. Make a hole in the top with a hole punch for a string or ribbon to attach the jewel piece.

Personalize the jewel piece by printing a saying on Craft Attitude film and use a glue stick to attach it to the jewel, and trim around the edge with a cutting tool.

And there you have it! You will always see your precious one every time you open your book.

Supplies you'll need:

Craft Attitude Film

Scissors

Cutting tool

Rowlux Illusion, embossed or other thick film or craft sheet

Spray adhesive

Glue stick

String or ribbon

Hole punch

Looking for Free Printables? Try These 7 Sites First

Here at Craft Attitude, we get asked regularly about where to find great images to use in craft projects. Whether you’re decorating mason jars, frames, phone covers, cups, shoes or anything else, here are some great websites to start with that include everything from vintage signs to awe-inspiring photography.

You’ll want to ensure that the images are copyright-free or are labeled “public domain.” Anything that is copyrighted may need permission and/or attribution to use and often come with a fee to use, often nominal. So be sure to check out any licensing restrictions before printing, especially if you’re using it for commercial purposes.

The Graphics Fairy. Find all sorts of cute labels, gift tags, postcards, signs and other templates that have a vintage twist to them. Be sure to find the link to the “full size printable PDF” or “download” options to get the most high-resolution version of the image.

IM Free. Search through the 20 different collections that include exceptional photography of food, drinks, technology, sports, art and people in lots of different environments. Most of the images require attribution if used for commercial use.

Copyright Free Images. This site has some fairly standard public domain stock art images. Look under “holidays,” “nature landscapes” and “wallpapers” for some of the best images.

Public Domain Archive. This couple from Athens, GA, developed this public domain photo site to inspire other creative folks. Stunning new photography is loaded every week.

The Elli Blog. Find lots of inspiration on this page, just be sure to note whether the image has a “for personal use only” notation below the image. Cute wedding printables are a highlight.

I Heart Naptime. This blog has plenty of holiday and season-related printables and ideas for recipes and crafts – well worth the time to click around and find lots of cute inspiration.

New Old Stock. If you’re not into cutesy at the moment, check out this site for some copyright-free public archive photos. The historical images are decidedly masculine, which is a nice variation from hearts, polka dots and flowers.

We’ll keep an eye out for even more sites with free printables, so check back often.

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