Thursday, September 3, 2015

September Card of the Month: Advice From Sea Otter


Our card of the month for September is Advice From A Sea Otter. Karen created this wall art for display using a barnwood frame and scrapbook paper.


Wall Art Supplies:

  • One 12" x 12" Barnwood Frame
  • One 12" x 12" Ocean Print Scrapbook Paper
  • Advice From A Sea Otter Card
  • Gold Cardstock
  • Navy Blue Cardstock
  • Blue Paint


Directions:

  1. Glue Advice From A Sea Otter card to the gold cardstock leaving a thin border of paper around three sides.
  2. Trim off extra paper on the fourth side to give an equal border.
  3. Now glue the card to the navy cardstock and repeat the previous steps to give a double border.
  4. Glue the card to the ocean print scrapbook paper.
  5. Insert the paper into the back of the barnwood frame and place backing on.
  6. Use a dry brush technique to apply blue paint to the outside edge of the wood frame and allow to dry.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How To Win a Ben Franklin Gift Certificate


For our Win It Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015 we are giving away one $25.00 Ben Franklin Gift Certificate (valid at Bonney Lake only)
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The winner will be announced on Thursday Sept. 3, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vintage Picture Frame Moulding Sale


Our September Moulding of the Month is Brittany by Larson-Juhl.  This solid wood collection is an authentic vintage look for today's modern life. It has a timeworn finish of layered paint handcrafted on pine.



For the entire month of September you will receive 30% off the regular price on your custom frame in your choice of the Brittany Collection.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

4 Fall Craft Projects

Are you feeling fall coming our way?

There are a lot of fall craft ideas out there! We wanted to share with you our favorite ones that we found this week. (projects featured below are from other bloggers, not from Ben Franklin Crafts).

Twine Pumpkins
from Simply Albany

17 Fabulous Ideas for Fall - Yellow Bliss Road




Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin
from Yellow Bliss Road




How to Make Felt Acorns
from Catch My Party




Burlap Wreath
from Pinterest and the Pauper


Most of the supplies used in these projects are available at our store. If you have any questions don't hesitate to come see us. We'll be happy to help you with all your crafting needs! Or you can always call us at 353-862-6822.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Make a Fall Wreath with Sunflowers

We have a new display wreath with a bit of a retro fall look to it.


This spool of ribbon is made of a variety of yarns bound together.

Supplies:
One Wreath Form (we used a straw one)
Fall Sunflower Picks
One Roll of Fall Yarn Ribbon
Pins or Picks
Hot Glue

Directions:
Open the ribbon and attach the end to the wreath form with pins or picks.
Wrap the entire wreath form with the ribbon.
Cut at the end when the wreath is covered and attach with pins.
Now hot glue the fall flower picks to one side of the wreath.
Cut a piece of ribbon and pin to the back for hanging.

Your wreath is finished and ready for display.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How To Win A Large Yankee Jar Candle

Our Win It Wednesday Giveaway this week will be a large Yankee Jar Candle and car air freshener. Fall is coming and these two Yankee scents will definitely remind you of the season. The new Sugar and Spice scent is cinnamon, buttery vanilla and sugar; and the Macintosh smells like a just picked apple.


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The winner will be announced on Thursday August 27, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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#YankeeCandle  #giveaway

Monday, August 24, 2015

Child's Animal Sweater By Cascade Yarns

Start making your holiday gifts now to reduce the stress of last minute projects.  This Animal House Pullover sweater will be a favorite for the toddlers.


Materials needed:
2 Skeins Green Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
1 Skein Orange Cascade yarns 220 Superwash
1 Skein Gold Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
1 Skein Blue Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
Sz. 5 & 7 Needles
Sz. 7 Double Pointed Needle
Sz. G/6 Crochet Needle
Embroidery Needle
Small Piece of Yellow Felt

(the pattern gives two additional sizes, with materials and instructions)

Click here for the complete directions from Cascade Yarns.


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bonney Lake DIY Workshop for Seahawks Crafts



We are hosting a 12th Woman Workshop on Saturday September 12th at our Bonney Lake store.
Time: 10 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:  Pay per project
Fun:   Door Prizes

Projects:
(choose one, two or all)
  • Glass Tile Necklace
  • Lucky Knot Bracelet
  • Seahawks Kitchen Towel
  • Dangle Earrings with 12s
  • 12 Keychain
  • Go Hawks Banner
  • "This Girl Loves Her Hawks" Travel Mug


Our special guest Seagal Kylie, ( a former Bonney Lake High School student), will arrive at noon. She will have official Seagal calendars for sale at $20 each (cash and checks payable to Seagals, no credit or debit cards please), and will autograph each purchased calendar.




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Friday, August 21, 2015

DIY House Mouse Designs Card - Pumpkin Carving

This card was designed by one of the Stampendous designer to showcase the new House Mouse Pumpkin Carving Cling Rubber Stamp.




Supplies:
  • Pumpkin Carving House Mouse Cling Rubber Stamp
  • Sunflower Micro Glitter
  • Black Ink
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Orange and Black Striped Cardstock
  • Paper Glue
  • Colored Pencils
  • Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
  • Orange with Black Stitching Ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" black cardstock in half to form the card base.
  2. Glue 5 1/2" x 1" stripe cardstock to the bottom edge of the card front.
  3. Stamp carving pumpkin on 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" white cardstock with black ink.
  4. Color as desired.
  5. Glue to the card front about 3/8" from the top.
  6. Wrap ribbon around the top of the card front and tie a knot on the right side.
  7. Add sunflower glitter to the pumpkin face with the glue pen.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

DIY Ribbon Wreath For Fall

Nicole made this wreath for display in our floral department. I love the fall colors and can picture this hanging on my front door.


Supplies:
  • Wire Wreath Form, 14 inch
  • Four Ribbon Spools of various colors, 2.5" x 10 yds.
  • One Package Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters


Directions:
1. Cut pipe cleaners into three pieces.

2. Roll all four entire ribbon spools into a spiral, gradually unrolling spools and rolling onto a large spool of ribbon with four layers, one for each  color.

3. Gather ends of four layer ribbon roll onto a single end, and loosely tie to the second wire from the inside of the wreath form with a piece of pipe cleaner. Loosely attaching will allow for adjustment of loop placement later.

4. Wrap ribbon around hand roughly creating a 4 inch loop, then gather/pinch ribbon together and loosely tie to the same wire on wreath form. Continue creating loops until wreath form is filled. Approximately five loops per wreath form section works best, with sixth loop jumping to next section.

5. After filling wreath form, the remaining ribbon will become a tail. Create a large loop with approximately 2/3 of remaining ribbon.  Then gather and tie to wreath form, letting other 1/3 of remaining ribbon create a tail.

6. Trim ends at an angle. Cut larger loop in half at an angle, creating two tails.

7. Flip wreath over to back. Rotate each tie so that excess points away from front. Equally space and tighten ties as you go. Clip off excess tie ends.



8. Flip wreath over to front. Begin to separate the layers from each ribbon loop. Fan loops out and try to alternate color/pattern loops to different positions than the previous loop.
Fluff loops to make the wreath full.

9. Separate tail ends to create additional streamers. Crimp and curl streamers and tail to add dimension and visual interest.


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