|Teacher Appreciation Week|
May 3-7 2010
Think back for a moment. You're young
- in a classroom, and there's one of your favorite teachers wearing the same
sweater you remember from years ago. Relive that feeling
of growth when you got your multiplication tables down...past the 5s, finally
understood what hypothesis meant in the scientific method, grasped a deeper message out of an assigned
novel, or even mastered printing a 'd' without mistaking it for a 'b'. Someone
was always there to guide you along.
ANZAC - A Tribute Down Under|
April 25, 2010
We are thrilled
to be meeting new people all over the world - even if it is a cyber
friendship. Many of the digital and die
cut users we work with are from Australia and New Zealand. We recently learned
that on Sunday, April 25th, people of those countries will be
commemorating Anzac Day. This is in
special remembrance of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who
served in military operations - going back as far as World War I. In the quest for peace, we share your tribute
to those brave souls.
Making Memories Slice
A Clean Cut for Fabric
We get many
questions regarding the use of fabric with digital or die cut machines. Making
Memories Slice Fusible Web finally gives your cutting machine the ability to
cut designs out of cloth. A swatch of lightweight material turns into a themed
appliqué for jazzing up a plain t-shirt, pillowcase or quilt.
Just iron the Fusible
Web to your fabric of choice, place it on your mat and cut. It's that
easy. The backing stiffens cloth just
enough so that you get a clean design without pulling threads. Fusible Web has
the strong reputation of Making Memories Slice products, but it works with any
cutter such as the Cricut Expression, Create, or Silhouette SD. Add a new dimension to your cutting stock with our Fusible Web.
Click here for a live demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ej60zOeO4
|Two Great Mother's Day Project Ideas|
Mother's Day Purse Gift Bag
Directions for Purse Bag:
1. Cut one square
doily out of white paper to fit the width of the bag - Mother's Day Cartridge.
2. Cut a round
decorative circle out of white paper - Easter Cartridge.
3. Use your
favorite adhesive and attach square doily to the bottom section of the lunch
4. Cut the extra
top part of the bag off - keep this paper in case it is needed for
5. Fold white
circle in half. Glue back half of circle to back side of bag.
6. Punch two
holes on top seam of bag and pull ribbon through to make handle.
two pieces of ribbon together to use as the handles.
7. The word
Mother was made using the Mother's Day cartridge.
8. Glue on the rhinestones
9. Add a Velcro
Circle to help keep the bag closed.
- Lunch Bag, I used a pink one
- 2 White Card Stock 81/2 X 11
- Extra Pink Paper from top of bag.
- Ribbon, I used pink scraps
- Pink Rhinestones
Mother's Day Card
Green Card Stock
- White Card Stock
- Black Card Stock
- Black & White Print Paper
- Green/White Ribbon
- White & Black Brads:
- White Envelope
- Green Ribbon
- Flower, cut from Accent Essentials
1. Cut Black Card
Stock, a bit smaller than the card size.
2. Cut Black
Print Paper to fit on the right hand side of card.
3. Glue Ribbon
over seam of where black paper and black print paper meet.
4. Cut Happy
Mother's Day from White and Green Card Stock using the Mother's Day cartridge.
5. Glue Happy
Mother's Day on black card stock - at the left side of card.
6. Add Brads or
other embellishmentsDirections for Envelope:
1. Glue strip of
ribbon to the left side of envelope
2. Put flower
together with brad
3. Glue onto envelope
Earth Day all Year Long|
Help Us Continue to "Go Green"
In our homes and workplaces, we sense a
responsibility to be caretakers of the Earth every day. Sometimes it's hard to
imagine ourselves going beyond bundling paper or bagging cans. But most of us do
go further in our own small ways, without even realizing it.
Craft-e-Corner keeps the green
initiative on a front burner... always simmering. We cook up new ways to stay
green and you're participating. Here you are, reading our newsletter online -
saving countless trees. You may be combining your orders for one delivery using
less fuel, and many of them arrive in a lightweight recyclable poly mailer.
Have you noticed your shipping label? It's printed with a thermal printer
rather than ink.
So in just one paragraph we came up
with four ways for one company and thousands of customers to keep this planet
humming. We thank you for helping us to run a clean and green business.
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
A Perfect Gift for Any Graduate
Want to give a
graduation gift like no other? Put together a personal history book starting
with bouncy baby photos and meandering through school years all the way to
graduation. Or work around a theme that connects you in a special way. Sports, foods
or travel, jobs, friendships...pick a topic you have in common, pull together a
few souvenirs, journal some thoughts, and you'll have a keepsake that will be the
center of party talk and personal treasures.
|Teacher Appreciation Week |
May 3rd to 7th is National Teacher
Appreciation Week. This is a good time for us to offer a kind word of support
to our teachers. When all is well in school, parents and students are fairly
quiet. We just don't think of running in and announcing that we're happy.
But during the first week in May,
consider the gift of 'knowledge-sharing' that teachers give every day. Make a
card, send a single flower, or just pat an educator on the back.
Let them know
that they mean something special in your family's life.
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