Friday, May 29, 2015

Make a Graduation Money Book

If you are looking for a creative way to give money for graduation then you will love this idea! Make a mini money book that is themed upon the high school. We have scrapbook papers and stickers for Bonney Lake Panthers, Sumner High School and many other local schools.


Supplies:

  • Black Chipboard (or Thick Cardstock)
  • School Themed Scrapbook Paper
  • One Sheet Black Paper
  • Black Ribbon
  • Die Cut Machine, #93 Graduation Hat Die
  • Paper Scoring Board and Tool
  • Glue
  • Rubberband


Directions:

  1. Cut black chipboard to 3 1/2 inches by 7 inches long.
  2. Now cut the school paper slightly smaller to give a thin black border all around.
  3. Using the die cut machine and graduation hat #93 die, cut out a hat in your choice of color.
  4. Use the scoring tool and straight edge to score a fold line in the middle of the black chipboard.
  5. (You can use an exacto blade if you do not have a scoring board but you must press very lightly.)
  6. Now create another fold line about 1/4 inch from the first.
  7. Gently fold each side to create a book cover.
  8. Wrap the rubberband around the book spine once or twice so that it is tight.
  9. Now glue the school paper to the front of the book.
  10. Glue the graduation hat to the front cover.
  11. Place the money under the rubberband on the inside of the book to create pages.
  12. Tie the ribbon around the spine of the book.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Make a Best Dad Frame for Father's Day

Make a personalized picture frame for Dad for Father's Day. This is a super easy project and works well for kids of all ages.


Supplies:
Wood-grain Scrapbook Paper
Sticko Best Dad Stickers
Timeless Minis Fishing Pole
Mod Podge
E6000


Directions:
Place frame face down on the scrapbook paper and trace the shape. Also trace the photo opening.
Cut wood grain paper to the dimension of the frame and photo opening.
Adhere to the frame with Mod Podge.
Glue the fishing pole in the right corner with E6000.
Place the stickers on the frame by pressing firmly.

Add a photo and your Best Dad Frame is finished!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DIY College Survival Kit

Create this College Survival Kit for a graduate who is planning on going to college.  Fill it with essentials that will be needed for dorm life.


Supplies:
  • Clear Plastic One Gallon Paint Bucket
  • Burgundy Cardstock Paper, 2 Pieces 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Washington State University Stickers
  • College Survival Kit Vinyl Lettering
  • Die Cut Letters Spelling Cougars




Instructions:

  1. Attach the Washington State University Sticker along the top of the paint bucket.
  2. Attach the logo sticker along the bottom of the paint bucket.
  3. Now glue the die cut Cougar letters to the bottom.
  4. Attach the college survival kit vinyl lettering to the outside of the bucket by burnishing firmly.
  5. Line the inside of the bucket with 2 pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" burgundy paper.


Your college survival kit is ready to fill with essential items for going off to college.

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Win It Wednesday - Wedding or Party Decor


Win It Wednesday May 27th
Set of 6 decorative votive holders and 6 battery operated tealights.
($35.76 value)



These can be used for battery operated votives or flowers and work well inside the house or outdoors. Use these to decorate a wedding reception or an outdoor party. Wouldn't they look great hanging from a tree or gazebo?


To participate in our May 27, 2015 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
The winner will be announced on Thursday May 28, 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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Graduation Photos Wreath

Create this wreath for a graduation decoration. Choose an assortment of photos from baby to their senior year!


Supplies:

  • One Moss Wreath
  • Black Cardstock
  • Photos
  • One 2015 Sticker
  • One Teal Flower
  • Glue


Directions:

  1. Choose your photos and have printed or make photo copies.
  2. Cut out black cardstock to approximately 1/4 inch larger than each photo. 
  3. Glue photos on to black cardstock.
  4. Hot glue the photo cards to the wreath - layer all the way around.
  5. Glue 2015 sticker to the wreath.
  6. Glue a teal flower to the bottom of the wreath.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Thanks!

Happy Memorial Day!
We celebrate this holiday each year to remember those who have given their lives serving their country.

We would like to thank our Armed Forces and Veterans for their service.
The freedom we experience every day is fought for and protected by our dedicated armed forces.


Did you know that there is a correct way to fold a flag and that each fold stands for something?
To learn the entire meaning behind the flag folding click the link to the website: Flags and Banner.

Pin it.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

DIY Graduation Party Decor


This is a popular post on Pinterest right now! Create a 2015 centerpiece for your graduation party - it's really easy. Customize the centerpiece with your graduate's school colors.





The Teal color is perfect for Bonney Lake High School!


Supplies:

  • 2,0,1, and 5 Chipboard Numbers
  • Black, Silver and Teal Tulle
  • One Quart Mason Jar
  • 4 Wooden Dowels
  • Silver and Teal Glitter
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Rhinestone Jeweled Ribbon
  • Silver Wrapping Ribbon


Directions:

  1. Place 2015 chipboard numbers on a piece of paper and spray with adhesive.
  2. Sprinkle silver glitter over the numbers until they are completely covered. Allow to dry.
  3. Spray the bottom of the Mason jar with spray adhesive.
  4. Wrap the rhinestone ribbon around the top of the glued area and cut off excess.
  5. Now sprinkle teal glitter over the rest of the glue covering the area completely.
  6. Shake the excess silver glitter from the numbers and attach to a dowel with spray adhesive. Allow to dry.
  7. Using the teal tulle, cut ten 12" strips of tulle, tie in the middle with a piece of floral wire.
  8. Fluff the pouf.
  9. Repeat for the silver and black tulle.
  10. Put black tissue paper in the Mason jar and fluff.
  11. Push the end of a dowel into the center of each pouf.
  12. Place the dowels with the poufs and the 2015 into the Mason jar.
  13. Tie silver ribbon to each dowel.




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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Creative Idea For Gifting Graduation Money

This is the time of year for graduation parties. The number one gift given for high school graduation is money. It is a useful gift for any future plans. If you would like to do more than hand your graduate a card then keep reading!  This Emergency Money Box is a fun twist on a standard gift.


Supplies:
  • One Unfinished Wooden Shadowbox Frame with Clothes Line
  • Purple Scrapbook Paper
  • Purple Acrylic Paint
  • Washington Huskies Stickers
  • In Case of Emergency Vinyl


Directions:
  1. Paint the unfinished wooden box and allow to dry. 
  2. Burnish vinyl letters on the lower part of the frame glass and slowly peel off vinyl backing.
  3. Remove the frame back and glue purple paper to the inside.
  4. Add sticker to the top of the frame backing.
  5. Hang money from clothesline with mini clothespins.
  6. Attach back of frame and your gift is finished!


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Coupon

Our Memorial Day coupon is valid for Monday May 25th, 2015. On this day you will receive 40% off from one regular priced item!


Print the coupon here.

There are so many items to choose from while shopping - here are a few of the Americana themed items that are perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.





Note:  some of these items are sale priced and not eligible for the coupon.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Girls Night Out at Windmill Gardens

Save the Date!

Our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop is participating in Girls Night Out at Windmill Gardens.





















Fri. June 12, 2015, 6:00 - 10:00 pm ($45/guest).
{Proceeds will go to the Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner}

This fun evening is a fundraising event for the Gordon Family YMCA! Join the Y here!

YMCA in Sumner

Tickets for the GIRLS NIGHT OUT event are $45 per guest.
Purchase your tickets on Windmill Gardens' website 
• Live Entertainment
• Martini Luge
• Wine tasting event with complimentary tastes!
• Tasty Apps by the Windmill Bistro
• Desserts by local bakers and confectioners
• Swag Bags
• Exhibitors
• Door Prizes
• Beauty Bar- New for 2015!
• Silent Auction
• and much, much more!

 

Ben Franklin Crafts will be there!


Our store will be a sponsor at this fundraiser and happy to offer a jewelry design project! You'll be able to make a beautiful NECKLACE with your choice of charms. The cost for the necklace is $20 and the proceeds will go to the Gordon Family YMCA!


For details on this event at Windmill Gardens click here.

For information on the Sumner YMCA memberships click here.


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