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New Year's Hat Project                                 December Vol. 2 No. 20
New Year's Design Sale::Over 80 Items on Sale !!!
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Now is the time to get everything you didn't get for Christmas or shop ahead for birthdays, Valentines Day, or even Mother's Day.

But HURRY... you only have one (1) week to take advantage of these great deals.

Sale Ends Thursday Jan 6, 2011 at Midnight (CST)

Today's Trivia Question
The first New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square, NY happened in which year?   

A. 1974

B. 1961

C. 1922

D. 1907

Click here to see answer
Quote of the Day
"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."

~ T.S. Eliot
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Trivia Question Answer: trivia
D. 1907

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New Product Alert!!!New
Gypsy Clutch and Silhouette Premium Vinyl

Every time the delivery man shows up here at Craft-e-Corner, I wonder how much of my paycheck will end up going back to the company. Recently there were two items in particular that caught my eye and ended up on my must have list, so I thought I would share my excitement with you!

Let's start with the new Clutch we have for sale? I melted when I saw it come in. Ideally it's made for the Gypsy Machine. However, it could easily just be used as a clutch purse, with or without the Gypsy in it! The outside is a brown background with a colorful floral pattern, and the inside (including the inside of the pocket) is lined with pink corduroy. And what a great price! We also have the Cricut Gypsy Shoulder Bag for sale, and I feel there is a different purpose for each bag. The shoulder bag is great for crops and other occasions where you need to bring your Gypsy as well as your charger and all kinds of accessories. The Clutch would be great for short trips to appointments and such where you want to bring your Gypsy, but don't want all the extra baggage.

Cricut Gypsy Clutch Bag

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Clutch Bag
Retail Price: $49.99
Our Price: $24.84


Next on the "I need" list...Premium Vinyl! This is made by Silhouette America but can be used with several different machines. It's similar to the vinyl we already know and love, but has a stronger adhesive and can withstand the elements. Therefore, it can be used indoors and OUTDOORS! Now we can do house numbers, car decals, business store fronts, seasonal window décor, and more! This was just launched over Thanksgiving weekend and I am so happy we got it in already! Premium vinyl comes in White, Black, Brown, Dark Red, Dark Pink, Leaf Green, and Frosted Glass. Check them out here

Silhouette Premium Vinyl

~Bobbi Jo

eClips Machine Highlight- - See the VideoProjectVideo
Have You Seen the eClips? See How it Works

Recently, the Customer Service Team started getting reacquainted with the eClips Machine. I just had to share a short video of the laser preview feature. The blade housing moves as if it's cutting the paper, but instead of the blade being down, the laser lights up. You watch it as it moves, and make sure it does not go off your scrap of paper or run into a spot where you've already cut something. For someone like me, who hoards pretty paper and cringes at the thought of throwing some away because of a boo-boo, this feature is a MUST! Yay eClips!

Check out the video to see how it works:

eClips Mahine Video 


~Bobbi Jo

Crafting Shopping Tip of the DayTip
5 FREE Cartridges with Gypsy Registration Extended!

Worried that you will miss the deadline for the 5 FREE Cricut Cartridges download with the purchase and registration of a Cricut Gypsy Machine? Well, it's a good thing Cricut decided to extend the deadline a couple of months.

Now when you purchase a Gypsy Machine and register it by February 28, 2011, you will receive a download for 5 FREE Cricut Cartridges. Why is this a great shopping tip? Well, if you are a Cricut fan and use one of their machines and do not currently own a Gypsy, this download of 5 cartridges is worth more than the price you will pay for a Gypsy. Plus, it includes the rare and discontinued Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cricut Cartridge. Other cartridges included in the download are:

Cricut Gypsy Machine
- Christmas
- Blackletter
- Printing Press
- Indie Art

Plus, the Gypsy comes with 2 pre-downloaded cartridges. That's 7 FREE Cartridges in all!

Click here for more details
Creative Customer ContestContest
Who is Ready for a Contest?!?!?

Did you know that January is both National Thank You Month and International Creativity Month? The team at Craft-e-Corner is having a Creative Customer Contest to celebrate both. We know that our customers are some of the most creative people on the planet and we are giving you a chance to show and share your crafting talents.

Simply submit via email with your name and a picture of any creative craft project that you have done with a digital die cutting machine to Put Creative Customer Contest in the subject line of your email. Some examples of project ideas include a scrapbook page layout, a gift tag, a party favor, a home décor project, a cake, a t-shirt, a calendar, or table decoration to name a few. Anything that highlights your creative craftiness will do.

Then share a list of the products you used to complete the project. For example: list the Cricut Cartridge(s), eCraft Image Card(s), Silhouette SD image(s) used, Making Memories Slice or Eclips Design Card(s).  Include anything else like special papers etc. you used to complete the project as well .  If you'd like you can submit a picture of yourself as the original creator (optional). The deadline for submitting a project is Monday, January 17th at midnight.*

We will then post each submitted project on our Facebook Fan Page in our photos. Then you can encourage others to visit our Facebook Fan Page from Jan 19th to Jan 26th to be inspired by what you created and vote for your project by leaving a comment. Any person can make a comment on any project they see that they like. You can comment on more than one project, but each person can only make one comment per project to count as a vote. The project with the most comments will win a $30 gift card for Craft-e-Corner! We will highlight the winner of our contest on our blog and in our Newsletter Jan. 27th.

We want to sincerely thank each of you for your business and hope this contest is another way we can celebrate our customers and your creativity.

Dean Duehring,

Owner, Craft-e-Corner

*Any project submitted may be used by Craft-e-Corner for marketing purposes.

New Year's ProjectProject
Handmade New Year's Hats!

New Year's Hat

Why not start off the New Year by spending some time with your familymaking New Year's Eve party hats! I'm sure everyone will enjoy this easy and crafty idea. 

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

1 )Start by cutting your hat shape. I used a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and cut out a big piece in the shape of an orange wedge

2)Wrap the paper around to form your cone shape and
make sure there is an opening left at the top.

3)Place something in the opening to form your party  hat topper. I used a  birthday bow/ribbon that I saved from a gift my daughter got at her birthday this year. You could also use pipe cleaners, regular curling ribbon, fakeflowers.. The sky's the limit!

4)Then add your personal touch. I chose to use the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge because of the  clock with the 12, as well as the word "party" and the balloons and party hat shape. (There is also a drink cup with the word "cheers", and the phrase "New Years Day" that would be really cute) To finish it off, I added some ribbon with beads and sequins around the bottom. Much cuter than anything at the party store if you ask me!

Part 4 Part 5

Here's another neat New Year idea that would be cute with the Designer's Calendar cartridge! Try using a paper plate and make it look like a clock. Cut out the numbers 1-12 and place them around the edges of the plate.  Attach some clock hands to the center with a brad and you have your own New Year's countdown clock! (You can buy clock hands at the craft store... or use pipe cleaners, paper strips, popsicle sticks.. Etc...)You could even customize your clock and make the numbers end at your child's bedtime instead of going all the way to 12. This way they can celebrate the New Year without staying up too late.

Happy New Year!

~ Bobbi Jo

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