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MHCT&M: Must Have Harry Potter Gift Guide

Hi all! It’s Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with our last gift guide for the month! 
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so I thought I’d gather up all my favorite gift ideas! (I’ve added a bunch of these to my list too!)
By the way, this post does contain affliate links. Don’t worry, if you purchase something you won’t be charge anything more, it just means I will earn a little extra. 
  
Well, you can’t start a Harry Potter gift guide without the books right?! Check out this great  

 

Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit (we have this and it’s super fun!)
 

 

 

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 6TN Mens Weasley's Wizard Wheezes T Shirt ( Small ) 
 

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Marauder’s Map Mug – goes from black to color with heat!
 

 

  
 

 

 

 

Do you have any Harry Potter fans on your gift list?! 
Hopefully this has helped you out! 
Come back next week for more fun tips and ideas! 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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MHCT&M: Handmade Gift Guide

We’re continuing our theme the next two weeks of bringing you the best of the best holiday gift ideas! 
This post does include affiliate links which means if you purchase something using one of the links below we will earn a little bit of money, but it is at no added cost to you. 

We all have that one person that’s hard to buy for. Or the friend who already seems to have everything. Or someone that we just want to find something super special for. You get the idea of what I’m getting at.
 Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 
For these types of family and friends, I often find that buying something handmade is just what is needed! Handmade items tend to be unique, can often be customized or personalized, and come in all shapes and sizes. And it just feels so good to support handmade! 
Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 
 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 

 Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 
 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 

 Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 
 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 
 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping
 

Handmade gift guide for holiday shopping

 

 A little bit of something for everybody, right? 

Must Have Craft Tips & More!

Don’t miss next week when we share one last gift guide for the holidays!

  

  

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MHCT&M: 12 Must Have General Craft Tools and Products

Happy Friday to all of you! 
Time for the final Must Have Tip post of the month full of more of some great items we love to use! 
Allison here again and it is time to share my favorite tools and craft items with all of you.
I, like Michele, am a general crafter so I use a little bit of everything when I work on projects. 
Here are just a few of the things I love to have on hand.
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I’ll start with some of my favorite tools.
I love a good self healing cutting mat. You can use them for so much more than cutting.
I have quite a few of these 12×12 Martha Stewart cutting mats that I use for various projects. I love all the lines on them to use for measuring. 
There are a few other size options as well, I have a large foldable mat as well that I’ll pull out for larger projects.
I love to have a mini tool kit on hand because you just never know when you may need a screw driver, some pliers, utility knife, etc. I keep mine directly on my work table so I can easily grab it.
This one from Allied Tools is great and compact so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
I think Michele shared these Cutter Bee scissors too but you guys, these things are so awesome! They are crazy sharp, cut great, and love the cap so you don’t accidentally stab yourself.
I love this File Set from Basic Grey. I used to scrapbook but I use them more now that when I did. I love to use them if I apply paper to something and it is hanging over the edge a little. Just file it off and you are set to go. They are also great to use when distressing a paint treatment, such as on mason jars. I use these all the time!
 If you don’t have a cordless glue gun, get one! It is a game changer! 
It is so much easier working on a project when you aren’t fighting a cord. I also recommend a multi temp gun like this one from Adhesive Technologies because some projects you will need low temp glue, and others are better with hot so this way you only need one gun instead of a few.
I love this Revolving Organizing Tool Carousel for all my storage needs on my desktop. Mine is full of scissors, pens, pencils, markers, glue sticks, erasers, rulers, and probably way too many other things! lol
It sits on the corner of my work space at hands reach so I can easily grab what I need.
If you have a lot of ribbon, washi tape or other small items you use all the time, the Snap Storage kit is pretty handy to have to keep all that organized. I MAY be slightly biased about how great it is because my husband did invent it, but it really is an awesome way to keep things organized and you can view exactly what you have.
Now onto a few of my favorite products.
I love Mod Podge. It can be used for so many different things and there are so many different types that you can for sure find the one that is perfect for the project you are working on. 
As I mentioned earlier, I used to scrapbook and when I scrapbooked I would use these Stickles all the time to add a little sparkle to my pages. Well I don’t scrapbook as much as I used to but I still love Stickles! There are SOOOOOOO many color options to pick from and they are so great to just add some glitter to any sort of project, and I like glitter, without all the glittery mess. My daughter loves to use these as well. 
If you do hand lettering, or even like to do other drawing/doodling, these TomBow Dual Brush Tip Markers are so amazing. They have a wide numerous of color options, they are blend well together and the colors are vibrant.
I like to keep all sorts of glue on hand but these glue pens from Martha Stewart are nice and handy for paper crafts. There are three options: Ball point, Fine point and Wide Tip. I have all three and keep them in my carousel to pull out whenever needed. 
Another product that I used to use with scrapbooking but still love to use for any other type of paper projects are these ColorBox Chalk Inkpads. I use them when creating anything out of paper to add a little dimension. I’ve used them on coffee filter wreaths. And I even use them on the edge of some painted wood projects. There are a ton of color options for to go with any project.
I think I will stop there! 
What are some of your favorite tools or products? 
Stay tuned for next month when we start a whole new set of tips and we start holiday tips! πŸ™‚ 

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MHCT&M: Must Have Silhouette Cameo Tools

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  Hello there makers! 

 

This month we have been sharing our very favorite craft tools every Friday. 

If you know me, then you know my very favorite craft tool ever is my Silhouette Cameo. I thought I would share some of my very favorite Must Have Silhouette Cameo Tools with you! 

 

 

  

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The Silhouette Cameo 3 is my favorite ever craft tool because it’s so versatile and I can create so many things using it. From stencils to paint signs or decor for walls, to paper crafts, to party decorations, to apparel and so much more.  

 

 

 

 

Because this machine is so versatile, there are lots of accessories that you can choose to purchase with it and for it. 

 

I think it’s always important to have an extra blade on hand. Though mine always last a really long time, I think it’s important to have a back up. Picture yourself, late night crafting session, and your blade is dull. No craft stores open… what do you do before panic sets in and you have to call it quits for the night?! Pull out your spare, girl! Crafterhours saved! 

 

 

Though your machine comes with a mat, you will need replacements. You can choose to get a standard 12×12 or a 12×24 which is on my wish list.  

 

 

To have even more design abilities, I suggest getting the Silhouette Design Edition. It’s an upgrade to the program that the machine comes standard with. I highly recommend this, and it’s definitely worth the extra cost.

  

 

 

 

You’ll also want the Silhouette tool pack to help with weeding vinyl and paper crafting. The tools make life so much easier!

  

 

When storing your Silhouette, it’s important to keep it covered to keep the dust off of it. There are several colors of these covers you can choose from to buy or you can  make your own.  

 

 

 If you travel places with your Silhouette, say to a friend’s house to craft or maybe you use it in your classroom, I suggest purchasing a tote! They come in handy by making transport easy and a bit safer for your machine.

 

 

 

 I love making things with vinyl! This starter kit is great so you can get the feel for working with vinyl before you buy a bigger order of it.  

 

 

  Once you get the hang of your Silhouette and you’re ready to make even more fun things like shirts, you’ll love this heat transfer vinyl multipack! You will also want to make things like cups, coffee mugs, and wall art, so you’ll want regular vinyl as well.  

  

 

 And if you get really into making shirts, you’ll want a heat press. This makes the vinyl adhere so much better than irons and the longevity of the shirt is so much better.  

 

 

 To transfer your vinyl designs over easily, you’ll need a roll of transfer tape. You save money when you buy a bigger roll, and you’ll go through it so it’s necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

I am all about organizing my supplies, especially my vinyl otherwise it ends up all over the place. I like storing it rolled up in magazine holder.

  

 

To help cut your vinyl, transfer paper, and other paper, I love my Fiskar Scissors

They are super sharp and work so well. 

 

 

 

For more fun, you should try out the sketch pens

Use them to create cards, invitations, tags, addressing envelopes, making wall art, and so much more.  

 

 

 

There are so many more things you can get for your Silhouette, but these are my must haves. 

I hope you find them helpful and that they make your crafting even more fun!

 

 

  

 

 

Join us next week for Allison’s must have craft supplies!

 

 

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MHCT&M: Must Have Sewing and Embroidery Tools

Happy Friday! 

 

We’re gathering up our favorite craft supplies this month and today it’s my turn to show off my must have sewing room supplies!

 

  

 

 

My two big loves in the craft room are sewing and embroidery – so I have to share my go-to materials with you! 

 

Let’s start with embroidery! 

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For transferring embroidery my favorite pens are these iron-on transfer pens from Sublime Stitching. They have super fine tips so you can really get those details transferred perfectly! 

Fine Tip Iron-On Transfer Pens 

 

 

You know I feel strongly about my DMC Embroidery Floss and this new Popular Colors pack is a great bundle of threads. I adore these colors! 

 

 

One of other must have’s when stitching is the DMC Color Book. This book has little swatches of every thread so when you’re choosing colors you can go to the store with a plan – and easily see what colors come in floss, pearl, and more. 

 

 

So now that we’re all set for stitching, let’s start sewing! 

 

 For most projects I cut them out on my oversized Fiskers mat and yes, when it comes to cutting mats – size matters. πŸ˜‰ 

  

 

Seam ripping is yucky, so I’m all for making it easier! 

This handy seam ripper has a little cap that you can use to make removing threads super easy – they just kind of “stick” to it! 

 

 

 

 I absolutely cannot resist cute embroidery scissors – and these little unicorn scissors are my faves (right now!). They work really well too so they’re cute and useful – always a must. πŸ™‚ 

Gold Unicorn 4" embroidery scissors - small unicorn sewing scissors - for cross stitching, needlework, quilting 

 

 

This is such a little thing but soooo useful, especially with all the bags, pillows and quilts I sew! 

This little point turning tool makes it so you have nice crisp points on all those seams and corners. And it’s super cheap too! 

   

 

 

I keep this handy bottle of Best Press with my iron all the time and use it on pretty much every project I make! It works like a starch without all the gummy mess that usually comes with starch. It’s really light and it smells great – and you don’t have to worry about it discoloring the fabric! 

She has other scents if lavender isn’t your thing.

  

 

 

And speaking of irons – I know this is pricier than the usual irons you can pick up at any store, but I got this little beauty last year for Christmas and it is my favorite thing ever. 

It is a Rowenta Iron and it’s perfect for sewists. It’s nice and hot, heats up quickly, has a good sharp point on the top and just all around works so great. Gushing here, I know, but I seriously love this iron!

  

 

 

Cute sewing supplies are a must! 

I’m loving this little floral measuring tape from Riley Blake! I like to take this kind along in my bag for measurements in the wild too.

 

 

 

 I’m pretty much blind as a bat so good lighting in the sewing room is a must for me! 

This OttLite Desk Lamp is perfect for right by my sewing machine – plus it has a handy caddy for scissors, seam rippers and marking pens!

 

 

 

Washi Tape! I know – these are sewing supplies – but I use washi tape in the sewing room all the time! It’s perfect for marking seam guides on your machine and you can remove it without a big mess. I also use it in embroidery to wrap around the edges of fabrics that will fray! 

This cute measuring tape washi has the added bonus of the ruler on it too!

 

 

 

 

 

 I hope you’ve had fun looking at my favorite sewing machine supplies! 

I didn’t include my machine because it’s being a little wonky and I’m on the hunt for an upgrade! 

But I’d love to know what your favorite supplies are! 

 

 

Make sure you come back next week for more fun must have craft supplies!

 

 

 

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Silhouette Black Friday DEALS

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you ready to kick off your Black Friday shopping off a little early?!
Good!

Have you been wanting to buy a cutting machine for a while and haven’t done it yet? 

 Silhouette has an awesome Black Friday Sale going on so it is definitely a fabulous time to finally snag one for yourself.


Check out the deals below to snag one of them for yourself.

You will need to use the promo code: GLIMPSE at checkout to get the Black Friday sale price.

Silhouette CAMEO Bundle for $269.99:
-The brand new Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Designer Edition software upgrade
 -Dust Cover
-4 Tools
-$25 Download card to the Silhouette Design Store

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price.


Silhouette CAMEO & Silhouette Portrait Bundle for $299.99:
-Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Silhouette Portrait Machine
-2 $25 Download Cards

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 



Silhouette CAMEO & Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Bundle for $299.99:
-Silhouette CAMEO Machine
-Silhouette Studio Designer Edition
-1 yr. FREE Membership to Club Silhouette

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 


Silhouette Portrait Bundle for $179.99:
-Silhouette Portrait Machine
-1 yr. FREE Membership to Club Silhouette

Use promo code GLIMPSE to receive price. 

Already a Silhouette user?

Use my code GLIMPSE for 40% off at SilhouetteAmerica.com
(*excluding machines, design downloads, download cards, subscriptions
and gift cards)
PLUS Free Shipping on orders over $25 for the lower 48
states

50% off all designs at SilhouetteDesignStore.com – no code needed!

Use the promo code GLIMPSE if you are purchasing any of the above items to get the special Black Friday Sale price!! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

allison

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Silhouette Portrait Bundle and other Silhouette News

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If you weren’t the lucky winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway, congrats to Debra Johnson, then you can still snag yourself a Portrait for a great price. 

Now through Oct. 31, you can buy a Silhouette Portrait Bundle for only $149.99 when using the code GLIMPSE at checkout. 


The bundle includes:
-A Portrait machine,
-1 pack of Printable Gold Foil,
-1 pack of Printable Silver Foil,
-1 pack of Vellum
-1 grey dust cover
So pop over to Silhouette America and pick one up for yourself or as a gift today.
Use the code: GLIMPSE at checkout to receive this special price.

And guess what?!
Silhouette has announced a new, updated Silhouette Cameo!


The new Cameo has a sleek look.
Digital LCD Touch Screen
New Spring Rollers
A New cross cutter on the back to cut long material
New guidemarks
USB port
New storage container for blades
Has a Sleep Mode
12 in cutting width
Print and Cut Technology
New Pixscan Technology
Lightweight
Can cut without a mat
And can cut over 100 different materials!

Read and find out more about the Silhouette Cameo in this informational package.
You can even watch this video to learn more.

 
It will officially be on sale on Silhouette America on October 22nd!!

allison