Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

The Cricut Explore and the Cricut Explore Air are the newest generation of Cricut machines from Provocraft. These cool machines have a 12 x 12 mat size and they do so many things like cut shapes, score your items for folding and you can even put pens into your machine to draw and write with your Explore. If you are considering one of these fun machines, check out both models to see which one works best for you.

Finding supplies for your Cricut Explore machine isn’t always easy. While you can find some things at your local craft stores, I feel like I can get better prices on supplies from internet stores, plus everything arrives right at your doorstep. For some supplies like vinyl, I prefer the quality and pricing of other brands of vinyl. I have included lots of tips and resources below to finding the best supplies for your machine. [Read more…]

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing is a great life skill and if your tween or teen is showing interest in learning how to sew, they would love to receive a machine of their own to learn on. I bought my daughter her first machine at age 11 and, with a few classes, she learned how to do lots of fun, simple projects on her own. There are a lot of machines that are marketed to kids and while they are affordable, most break easily and are a waste of money. There are a few highly-reviewed starter machines that are under $100 and a several that are just over $100, with a variety of great features. We found some great solid machines that will make learning to sew easy and fun, not frustrating. There are also lots of great sewing supplies that your tween or teen will love so they can start this fun new hobby.

My daughter started off with classes at our local Joann fabrics store.  They offer sales on their classes and you will receive a list of supplies, plus one of their coupons. One of her first projects was a pillowcase and they she branched out to a simple pair of PJ shorts, a pair of PJ pants, an apron and more. You can also check out if your local community center has classes as well. If your sewer prefers to venture out on their own, one of our best finds was the simple sewing patterns offered at Walmart stores, in the fabric department. They offer a variety of beginner patterns for just $1-3. There are patterns for purses, bags simple clothing, doll clothing and more. My daughter loves to save her allowance money to fund her next project and I love that she is learning a new life skill. Sewing projects are perfect for staying busy on weekends and over Summer break.  [Read more…]

DIY Rainbow Loom Charm Valentines with Free Printables

Easy DIY Rainbow Loom Charm Valentines with Free Printables. Easy to make and fun for kids!

My tween daughter recently started making all sorts of charms with her Rainbow Loom with the many tutorials online. Over the holidays, she made me a cute snowflake charm and I attached it to the pencil that I keep at my computer desk. My daughter makes these charms and since they stretch and loop around just about anything, she has charms attached to her backpack, her purse and her pencil case. She also makes them for friends at school.

I thought that Rainbow Loom charm valentines would be a cute idea for tweens since most are no longer buying the character valentines. There are many different types of Rainbow Loom charms and some are easy and others more complicated. If you are making them for the whole class, I suggest choosing an easier design or your tween can make them for siblings, neighbors or just for their close friends as something extra special. Some of the fun ones that I have seen are flowers, hearts, mustaches, animals. [Read more…]

Silhouette Cameo Machine Bundle with Great Extras for $229.99 with Free Shipping

Silhouette Cameo Machine Starter Bundle

 

This Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle just dropped to  just $229.99 for the machine, which comes with 2 mats, 2 blades, a set of sketch pens, a pick me up tool, $10 worth of  cuttable designs, plus a CD for easy install of their free cutting software. This deal may not last long as this is a great price with some awesome extras. The Silhouette Cameo  uses digital images from your computer and uses a small blade to cut paper, vinyl, vellum and fabric.  It can cut up to 12 inches and 10 feet long. Just plug this machine into your computer and use the included software to start crafting! What sets this machine apart is it’s ability to print and cut. You can design a label on your Silhouette Studio Software and print it on your home printer. The Cameo has a special sensor that tells it how to cut around your label after it’s printed on your home computer. So cool!  I don’t know how long this will last, but grab it while you can as this is a hot price. [Read more…]

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Books for Kids at Over 40% Off – Summer Fun

Ed Emberley Drawing books Great Gifts

 

I used to love Ed Emberley’s drawing books when I was a kid and it’s nice to see they are still around for my own kids. What a great summer activity, especially if you are cooped up indoors due to heat! Several Ed Emberley books are currently over 40% off and as low as $3.94. Note that shipping is a little slower than usual on these books. This make great, affordable gifts paired with some markers, pencils or washable ink pads. If your order totals $35 or more, it will ship for free.  [Read more…]

Silhouette Portrait Machine at Just $109.99 With Free Shipping

 Silhouette Portrait

 

If you are a crafter, the Silhouette Portrait is a fun smaller crafting machine. It is the little sister machine to the Cameo, but just smaller and more compact for those who don’t need the big size. It uses digital images from your computer and uses a small blade to cut paper, vinyl, vellum and fabric.  It can cut up to 8 inches and 10 feet long. Just plug this machine into your computer and use the included software to start crafting! What sets this machine apart is it’s ability to print and cut. You can design a label on your Silhouette Studio Software and print it on your home printer. The Silhouette Portrait has a special sensor that tells it how to cut around your label after it’s printed on your home computer. So cool! Right now, the Silhouette Portrait is just $109.99 with free shipping. This is one of the lowest prices I have seen on this cool machine.

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Huge Savings on Silhouette Machine Bundles & Savings on Brand New Products

Silhouette Cameo Stencil Material

It’s no secret that my Silhouette Cameo machine is my favorite crafting tool and they are offering some nice bundles right now.  If you are looking for a Silhouette Cameo or a Silhouette Portrait, there are machine bundles that include a sleek bag, an extra $25 download card, plus a dust cover for your machine. If you already have a machine, the cool new rolling bags are 25% off. Silhouette also released some new products such as the new stencil material, adhesive corrugated paper, adhesive washi sheets, their new light hold mats and more. These brand new products are 20% off. The pretty monogrammed vase pictured above was made with the new Silhouette stencil material. Be sure to check out our COUPON CODE below to take advantage of these hot discounts. This nice sale ends January 31st. [Read more…]

Joann.com $.32 Flat-Rate Shipping and Refills that Work With the Rainbow Loom for $1.19

 

 

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Joann Stretch band bracelet loops

There are lots of great items on sale at Joann.com and shipping is flat-rate for just 32 cents today!  I noticed that these Stretch Band Bracelet Loops are just $1.19 for 500 bands and come in 10 different colors. There are also some fun striped rubber bands, glow rubber bands and glitter bands for just $1.79 made by Loom Bands. My daughter has never tried either of these brandsof rubber bands, but I did notice that they are latex-free and non-toxic. Note that connectors are not included.

Also, if you have a Silhouette machine, blades are just $7.79 at Joann.com. What a great time to stock up and take advantage of the almost free shipping!

 

Use Coupon Code FRZZ012 for 32 cent flat-rate shipping

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Consumables for Silhouette Machines at 25% Off, Stock up on Mats, Blades and More

Silhouette September 25 Off Promo

 

If you own a Silhouette electronic cutting machine, it is a great time to stock up on mats, blades and more. With the coupon code BARGAIN, From now until September 19th, you can enjoy 25% off all consumables at Silhouette America. This includes mats, blades, tools, Silhouette Designer Edition Software, cardstocks, glitters, vinyl and more! What a perfect time to stock up on products to use with your machine. To use the coupon code,  be sure you are logged in before entering the code. This sale excludes machines, downloads, download cards, subscriptions and gift cards.

 

Use Coupon Code BARGAIN to receive the 25% off all consumable Silhouette America products

 

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Rainbow Loom Giveaway – Hot New Craft Kit for Tweens

 

Rainbow Loom Giveaway everydaysavvy.com

 ***** Our Rainbow Loom Giveaway is over, but you can shop the Rainbow Loom store below for looms and refills. Congrats to Leah S.  #Giveaway #RainbowLoom *****

 

Rainbow Loom kits are one of the hottest new craft kits for tweens.  I first saw the Rainbow Loom at my local independent toy store. I walked in to browse and noticed they were holding a free class on how to create a new pattern of bracelet with the Rainbow Loom. I was intrigued! These loom kits are literally flying off the shelves. They are in such demand that they are getting weekly shipments of refill bands and they only allow each customer to purchase one of each color of refills at a time so that everyone has a chance to buy refills. I have to admit, they are pretty cool. Basically, you take brightly-colored rubber bands and your loom to weave fun accessories like bracelets, anklets, rings and more. The styles and patterns seem to be endless and the refills come in so many colors, including glow-in-the-dark.  [Read more…]

Joann.com Web-Exclusive Sale and Big Discounts on Sewing Machines

 

Joann.com has two great sales going on. They have a web-exclusive sale with lots of great storage and craft items on sale and a great sewing machine sale. Sewing machines ship for free to all U.S. addresses and all other items ship for $2.95 flat-rate. The web-exclusive sale is on now through December 29. Use coupon code SDW363 for $2.95 flat-rate shipping at Joann.com.

 

 

IRIS scrapbook storage cases are on sale for just $3.99 each. I love these for my scrapbooking, craft projects and my kids use these for their Lego projects. These tall craft storage towers are on sale for $34.99 (reg. $89.99) and Ott-Lite 13W Pod Lamps are just $19.99 each (reg. 69.99). You can find all of these deals at the web-exclusive Joann.com sale now through 12/29.

 

 

 

The sewing machine sale ends today, 12/27. What great discounts on some great brands of machines, including some computerized machines. I see popular Singer, Brother and Jenome machines at great discounts.

This Brother sewing machine is over 50% off. The regular price on this machine is 449.99 and it’s just $159.99 through today with free shipping to all U.S. addresses.

 

 

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