Friday, July 25, 2014

Family Scrapbook Layout - Homespun, Simple Stories


Document your family and their activities with the Homespun Scrapbook Paper Collection by Simple Stories. This would be perfect for all of your summer family vacation or reunion photos!
Sometimes you need a little extra help visualizing your scrapbooking project. Simple Stories scrapbook papers has idea books, project sheets and a wonderful Pinterest site that will inspire you.



Click here to download an ebook by Simple Stories.


Simple Stories Inspiration ebook

Follow the Simple Stories Homespun Pinterest Board here.

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weekend Reward Bucks at Bonney Lake's Ben Franklin

The summer weather might have taken a break, but we are offering a Sizzlin' Summer Reward weekend at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop in Bonney Lake. Friday July 25, 2014 through Sunday July 27, 2014 you will get $1.00 in Ben Bucks for every $5.00 you spend. These Ben dollars will be valid beginning July 28, 2014 through August 11, 2014. Stop by our craft store this weekend to see our newest items and you will be rewarded with savings on your future purchases.


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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Win It Wed Giveaway: Seahawks Sportula

Win It Wednesday for July 23, 2014.
The rain may temporarily stop the outdoor grilling, but summer is far from over and the sunny weather will return! We have chosen our Facebook Giveaway with the confidence that nice weather will return.

The Win It Wednesday for Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop this week is a sportula. You have your choice of the Seahawks, Huskies or Cougar spatula. These heavy duty spatulas retail for $24.99 and make great gifts for the barbeque lover. They are also great for fall tailgating before the games.


To be entered in this Facebook giveaway, go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY Cinderella Shoes Wall Art

Laurie created this wall art for our Pinspiration section in the store. She used our signage vinyl that says "Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life", and glass slipper scrapbook paper.


Supplies:
  • Glass Slipper Scrapbook Paper by American Crafts
  • White Cardstock Paper
  • Glitter Ritz Transparent Glitter
  • Diamond Gem Stickers
  • Azure StazOn Ink
  • Imaginisce Clear Acrylic Shoe Stamp
  • One Mini 3"x3" Canvas
  • One 12"x12" Black Shadowbox Frame
  • Cinderella Stickers
  • Glue

Directions:
  1. Use StazOn ink to color the mini canvas. Set aside to dry.
  2. Place gem stickers on the scrapbook paper in a varied pattern.
  3. Open shadowbox frame and place the scrapbook paper inside of it.
  4. Firmly attach the vinyl to the front glass of the frame and peel backing away slowly.
  5. Next, attach the Cinderella sticker to the front.
  6. Apply glue to the mini canvas and sprinkle with glitter.
  7. Cut out a black square with the die cut machine and attach to the canvas.
  8. Cut out white shoe and glue the to the black paper.
  9. Place mini shoe stickers in all four corners.
  10. Finally, place the backing on the frame and your project is finished!

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253-862-6822
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Monday, July 21, 2014

New Sewing Projects For The Home

The fabric department at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop carries the latest fabric collections of the finest quality. Our buyers bring you the newest designs as soon as they are released. Today we are featuring the Felicity fabric collection by Wilmington Prints. This fabric line features yellows and greys in coordinating patterns and designs that evoke a warm and happy feeling. This is a wonderful choice for a quilt, but there are also options for the beginners to create sewing projects.

Felicity Collection by Wilmington Prints
This stunning bedroom is a perfect example of the variety of uses for the fabric collection - pillows, bedding, curtains, and even framed as wall art.


The Quilt is stunning and we have provided a link to the project sheet pdf.
Click here for directions.


The fabric takes on a modern look in this apron.


The placemats are an easy sewing project for beginners and advanced. These would make great gifts and only take an afternoon to finish.


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253-862-6822
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Easy Sewing Project: Envelope Pillow Covers

A complete room remodel can get expensive, but often a few small changes can change the look of the room. Adding pillows or even changing the existing ones may be just the right choice to update your decor. AKA Design shared this easy DIY project that uses fat quarters and scraps. The envelope style means that you will not need to add a zipper. The sewing is basic straight lines! What a perfect sewing project for anyone to finish in an afternoon with time to spare for relaxing.


Easy Envelope Pillows

Supplies
  • 1 fat quarter per pillow
  • neutral fabric for back of pillow
  • 16″ pillow form
  • thread
  • sewing machine (or needle and thread)
  • scissors
  • pins
*You can use other sized of pillow forms, of course. But for the purposes of this tutorial, measurements are based on a 16″ pillow form.

Step-by-step Directions:
1. Cut fat quarter piece to 17″x17″.
2. Cut neutral fabric into two pieces each measuring 17″x12.5″.
3. Fold end over on each of the two neutral fabric pieces and press with iron. Sew down hem.

hemming pillow back

4. Pin pieces together, right sides facing each other.  The fat quarter piece should be your guide for the pillow size. The neutral pieces will overlap about 4″.

pillow back before pinning
pillow pinned

5. Sew all the way around perimeter using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Be sure to back-stitch at the beginning and end to keep the stitching from coming unraveled. To go around a corner, while needle is in fabric about 1/2″ from edge, lift presser foot and turn fabric. Put presser foot back down and continue sewing.

sewing
sewing around a corner

6. Trim corners, so they aren’t bulky.

trim corners of pillow inside

7. Turn right side out, press with iron and stuff with pillow form!

envelope pillows

You can do this for all sizes and shapes of pillows, just add a half inch seam allowance on all sides and make sure you have at least 4 inches (if not more) overlap on the back side.

A big thanks to AKA Design for this great project!
Click here to read more at AKA Design.

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253-862-6822
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

DIY Owl Hats

These crocheted owl hats are perfect for cold winter weather and will make adorable Christmas gifts! They are created with patterns from Cascade Yarn, by Christina Mershon.


MATERIALS for Boy Hat

Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (55% nylon, 45% acrylic), 100 gr. ball, 1 ball of each color:
  • Peacock Blue, #33
  • Key Lime, #11
  • Ruby Red, #25
  • Black, #40
  • White, #01
  • Hook size D/3 (3.25 mm)
  • Yarn needle
MATERIALS for Girl Hat:
Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran (55% nylon, 45% acrylic), 100 gr. ball, 1 ball of each color:
  • Geranium, #19
  • Cactus, #36
  • Italian Plum, #31
  • Black, #40
  • White, #01
  • Hook size D/3 (3.25 mm)
  • Yarn needle
Click here for the pdf with the complete owl hat patterns for a boy and a girl.

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253-862-6822
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July DIY Bead Project

Beaded jewelry projects make great Christmas gifts. They do, however, take time to make. So plan ahead and start now to create holiday gifts for the jewelry lovers on your list. You will finish them in time to enjoy the holiday season!
Alternate red, green and white beads to create this festive bracelet that is perfect for the holiday season.

This Christmas Bracelet tutorial is brought to you by Panderhall Learning Center.



Supplies Needed:
4mm Swarovski Crystal Beads (Green & Red)
Seed Beads (white)
End Piece
S-Hook Clasp
Jump Rings
Tiger Tail Wire
Side Cutting Pliers


Directions:
Step 1: bead the basic component in Row 1
To complete the basic component, as is shown in following diagram:
- Cut a strand of 150cm Tiger Tail wire, and then string beads on in this order:
 seed bead, green Swarovski crystal, seed bead, red Swarovski crystal and seed bead;
- Next,  cross two wire ends through another Red Swarovski Crystal;
- Third, reverse the order and duplicate the previous beads group;
- Finally, to each end add one seed bead and similarly cross through one more  seed bead.



Step 2: repeat to complete Row 1
Repeat the above basic component until get an ideal length for your Christmas bracelet. Notice the detail circled on last beads group. 


Step 3: create the new second Row
In this portion, just refer to the previous processes for row 1. Pay attention: in order to connect two rows naturally, you need to share the middle line red Swarovski crystal beads and seed bead in row 1.
 Repeat the processes and you will do the Christmas bracelet main body.
Step 4: add on clasp and end piece
Attach two jump rings on both ends seed bead loop and then hook on the clasp.


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sewing Projects for Jolly Christmas by Wilmington Prints

We love the festive fabric collection Jolly Christmas by Wilmington Prints. This newly released design collection has just arrived and we are excited to share it with you. This is a great fabric line that will make wonderful holiday gifts and Christmas decor for your home.



Wilmington has shared their project sheets for a wall hanging and throw quilt with this fabric line. Click here to go to tutorials.

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253-862-6822
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Win It Wednesday Promotion


Win It Wednesday July 16, 2014– Christmas in July

 
The Christmas season gets so busy you often run out of time to get everything done – so why not start now with your festive holiday gift projects. The winner of our Facebook giveaway will win a Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop $25.00 gift certificate. The perfect start for creating your holiday gifts this season.

To be entered in this Facebook giveaway, go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
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Here are some Holiday gift projects to inspire you.

A great beading project:



Christmas apron – this project only used one fat quarter and ½ yard of fabric.



A cute yarn project that would be a great gift or stocking stuffer:


For Christmas inspiration visit our Pinterest boards
http://www.pinterest.com/bfranklincrafts/christmas-gift-guide/

Be sure to check back often in the next week as we will be bringing you more Christmas inspired projects.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com