Monday, May 28, 2012

Father's Day Printables

Why re-invent the wheel?  Today we are bringing you some cute Father's Day Printables ready for you to use.  If you do use them, be sure to let the original designer know where you got them from!

all crafts 18 Fathers Day Printables  {cards, gifts, and decor}

Father’s Day Bottle Covers  Stop off and get a 6-pack 
of his favorite beverage, then print and cut these adorable bottle covers.

all crafts 18 Fathers Day Printables  {cards, gifts, and decor}
Father’s Day Basket {free printables}  Fill a basket or box with his favorite treats decorated with these cute Fathers Day Printable treat tags. 

all crafts 18 Fathers Day Printables  {cards, gifts, and decor}
A cute way for a child to record info about the favorite guy in their lives.

all crafts 18 Fathers Day Printables  {cards, gifts, and decor}

What more is there to say?

all crafts 18 Fathers Day Printables  {cards, gifts, and decor}

Keep Calm and Daddy On Father's Day Printable There's also a "Keep Calm and Father On" version.
I wonder if I can find a "Keep Calm and PawPaw On" version?


What Dad could resist this treat?  

Subway Art is all the rage, and thank goodness you don't have to do the work to get the look.  Just download thiFather's Day Free Subway Art Printable and print it off.   (Hint:  Read the blue words) 

If he's really the Best Dad, prove it with a 

Here's one for the Grandpa (although they have a Dad version too).  
Let the kids ask the questions and record them in a cute Father's Day Printable

What one teacher always has her students do for Father's Day.  
Don't they have the best stuff???

 Until next time,
Go Get Crafty, Sister!
~Sister #3
print·a·ble: Suitable or fit to be printed or published
print·a·ble: Suitable or fit to be printed or published

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo Transfer Tile

I found a new way to transfer images, and I just love the look.  To read how I did it, head over to Free Time Frolics where I am a guest blogger today!  You can also enter her give-away for a big basket of fun crafty stuff (including the book  Photocraft, Cool Things to Do with the Pictures You Lovewhich is my new favorite how-to book).

Until next time, 
Go Get Crafty, Sister!
~Sister #2

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's a Party!

Fellow blogger and crafter Adrienne over at Free Time Frolics is celebrating her first Bloggy Birthday!  She's invited several guest bloggers (yours truly is one of them) and sponsoring a great giveaway!   Head on over there to see how to get your hands on the big 'ol basket of fun, as well as some great info from some awesome bloggers.

Go get crafty, Sister!

~Sister #2

Sunday, May 20, 2012

9 Print and Cut Gift Card Envelopes

Tis the season for gifts!  Around our house, the end of May might mark the end of the school year, but it marks the beginning of the gift giving season for us.  Graduation, Father's Day, and NINE birthdays all fall between May 29th and June 29th! Add that to teacher gifts and coaches' gifts and, well, you get the idea.

What makes life easier during this time of year?  Gift Cards!

So to make life even easier, I designed a number of gift card envelopes that can be printed, cut and folded to give along with the card.  You can download these and print them yourself, but to make the envelope even more personal, use the recipient's face on the front.  She will think you are oh, so clever (which, of course, you are!).  Just replace the photo in my card with your own. 

Apples Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Apples Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope

Baseball Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Baseball Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Blue Dots Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Blue Dots Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope 

Floral Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Floral Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope

Swirls Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Swirls Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope

Blue and Brown Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Blue and Brown Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope

Paisley Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Paisley Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope

Red floral pattern Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Red floral pattern Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope
Blank Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope Template
Blank Print and Cut Gift Card Envelope Template
Enjoy, and Go Get Crafty, Sister!

~Sister #2

base·ball: A ball game played between two teams of nine on a field with a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. It is played chiefly in the US, Canada, Latin America, and East Asia

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

I just have to re-post this awesome information from Better Homes and Gardens.  Here I thought I was just going to have to live with the problem!

"Q: "How can I fix a ceiling fan that wobbles?"

A: Turn the fan off at the breaker and check to see if it's securely attached to the ceiling. If the fan feels loose, tighten the supporting screws at the ceiling, and see if the ceiling box itself needs reinforcement. Next, make sure the screws that attach the blades to the blade mounts and the mounts to the fan motor are tight. If the fan still wobbles, check the blade alignment by holding a tape measure or yardstick against the ceiling even with the end of the blade; rotate the fan by hand to see if each blade measures the same distance. If one of the blades is off, you might be able to slightly bend the metal blade mount to align it, but don't apply too much pressure. If the fan still isn't running smoothly, the blades are either warped and need to be replaced, or they are out of balance. Balancing kits -- which include weights, a testing clip, and detailed instructions -- are available at home centers.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Top 10 (As Voted on by Teachers) Teacher Gifts

In a recent poll, 500 elementary school teachers were asked to name their favorite end-of-the-year gifts from students.  Here are their answers:

#10  Summer related gift (i.e. beach towel, hat, etc.)  
Coincidentally, in my last post I pictured an example of this.  Put together a bright beach towel, a magazine and a fun pair of sunglasses (like these from Hippi Fashionista) and tie it up with a ribbon!
#9  Personalized stationary
This is easy to find in any office supply store of gift store. You can also think ahead and get it printed before hand by any number of online printers.
#8  Magazine Subscription
You'll need to find out your teacher's interests for this one--but stay away from education magazines, even a travel magazine is preferable to a monthly reminder of work.
#7  Plant/flowers
A daily reminder that he/she is appreciated.
#6  Gift basket
Try to find a theme your teacher likes—for example, gardening or cooking.  You could make this yourself using a nice basket. 
#5  Gift Card to teacher supply store/office supply store/etc.
#4  Food
Food is always appreciated, but some teachers mentioned receiving frozen casseroles or hand delivered submarine sandwiches during the last week of school.
#3  Sincere thank you note
A handwritten letter from the parents expressing sincere appreciation.  Give a copy to the principal and the teacher (if you let him/her know) will be doubly thankful!
#2  Gift card for coffee
A standard, but always appreciated.
#1  Gift Card for restaurant
Many teachers mentioned this was appreciated because it allowed them to go out and celebrate the end of the school year.

Whatever you decide, it is bound to be appreciated--and the older your child is, the more the teacher will appreciate it.  Gifts for teachers in the 7th - 12th drop by 90 percent(!), so sending even a small token of appreciation to these teachers will be even more appreciated!

Until next time
Go Get Crafty!
~Sister #1

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Friday, May 11, 2012

6 Great End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

It's that time of year again--time to put together a *few* gifts for the awesome teachers and aids who have been a part of my son's education this year.  So naturally, the first thing I did was head over to Pinterest to take a look at the board we sisters have put together dedicated to gifts!

Here are a few of my favorites:
  ↑ Summer teacher gift: a beach towel, magazine, sunscreen & sunglasses tied together; 
featured by Junk in Their Trunk.

Comic Portrait Winner!

Congratulations to Julie Guerrero, the winner of the Comic Portrait!  
Check back over the next couple of weeks to see Julie's special portrait.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Comic Portrait of Your Own!

Cartoon portrait by Those Crafty Sisters.
Have your own photo turned into a cartoon
by Those Crafty Sisters.  
The project I am currently working on is a set of four comic portraits that will hang in my living room.  Making a comic portrait is not the easiest task in the world, but some of the new features in the last version of Photoshop have made it a bit easier. And in the next few days I will post a tutorial that will simplify the process.
"I don't have Photoshop"  you say, and  
"I don't want to buy it!"

"I just don't want to take the time to learn it!"

Then let me do it for you!

One lucky reader will receive a comic portrait made from her (or his!) own photograph.
That winner will receive a high quality image that can be printed out or used in any project.

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Good luck!  The lucky winner will be notified May 10th.  While you're waiting, check out some of these comic portraits created by some very talented design students:
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