Thursday, December 2, 2010

Here are some additional Silhouette design ideas...

These items can be made using products from today's steal. Also check out this blog post for additional information on the Silhouette :)

The following 2 items were made by me (a normal person definitly not a designer), they were fairly easy and turned out super cute. The Silhouette did all the hard work...

(Heat Transfer Vinyl)

(For this shirt I actually used the Rhinestone Starter kit....a future steal)

The reminder of these creations are from the Silhouette design team...

(Heat Transfer Vinyl)

(Heat Transfer Vinyl)

(Sketch Pens)

(Magnet Paper)

(Heat Transfer Vinyl)

(Premium Vinyl)

(Tattoo Paper)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to use the Letterpress....


Here is a little video I found that explains how the letterpress tool works. Remember the Letterpress will work with any manual roller machine like Sizzix, Cuttlebug & of course the Epic 6.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Design Ideas using today's Black Friday Steal!

Design Ideas using the LifeStyle Crafts Letterpress + included plates:

Design Ideas using Epic 6 & Die Bundle Packages

Find more design ideas and information on the LifeStyle Crafts or the QuicKutz webpage.

Happy Stealing!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Teaser #2

So here are a few more details on our Black Friday Specials!

  • Steals are up to 76% off retail
  • 5 bundles for every price range
  • Deals go live at 12:00am PST/3:00am EST
  • Be sure to check out this blog for a ton of design ideas using the Black Friday Deal

See you in a few hours!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Teaser and a Winner!

So I am so "impressed" with our Black Friday product...I may have to keep one for myself! For those of you who follow me, you know I LOVE my Yudu, well this product ranks right up there with the Yudu in my is AWESOME!

So here is a teaser, if no one guesses then perhaps I will give another one tomorrow :)

And a winner...I used to randomly pick a number (#8), not because she left a comment that made me smile :)

Cathy said...

I am thankful for Crafty Steals and the great deals you have!! ; )

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tomorrow we welcome Teresa Collins & a Giveaway!

We are pleased to announce that Teresa Collins is now part of our CraftySteals vendor family! To celebrate we are giving away a Welcome Home Paper & Accessories pack, just leave us a comment telling us what you are thankful for and we will randomly pick a winner on Tuesday.

Also, here is a little sneaky peeky at tomorrow's steal :)

Check back here on Tuesday for giveaway post! Hope you all have a great holiday week!


Friday, November 12, 2010

More design examples using Indie Girl....

Hi! I thought I would share some additional creations by the Sassafras Lass design team....

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tomorrow is Free Gift Friday...

So here is a little sneak peek at tomorrow's steal & it is a new release...yippee!

Tomorrow is also another round of "Free Gift Friday" and we have a a huge free gift for you! How huge you ask? 14 - 12"x 12" sheets of cardstock + embellishments!

So not only do you have the option of purchasing a new comes with a huge free gift! It does not get much better than that!!

Happy Stealing!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Using EAD Designs Vinyl Wall Art

Here is some information on Tuesday's Steal....Vinyl Wall Art by EAD designs.


Application Instructions

1. Surface Preparation

Use a tape measure or ruler to determine the exact area where the quote/graphic will be placed. It is a good idea to draw a horizontal line, or use masking tape or painters tape for a guide. Make sure your surface is clean and smooth. The vinyl can be installed just about anywhere you want to put them. Painted walls (light and medium texture work fine, including knock down and orange peel) ,wood, furniture, ceramic tile, metal, glass, porcelain, painted brick, wallpaper, bathroom sinks, showers, doors, hardy plank, mail boxes, and much more.

2. Prepare Quote

Some quotes/graphics will come rolled up because of the length. Unroll and let it sit flat until it stops trying to roll itself up again. The vinyl is sandwiched between transfer tape and backing. You want the vinyl to stick to the transfer tape. Before peeling the back paper off, burnish (rub) the surface of the transfer tape to ensure the vinyl is adhered solidly to the transfer tape. (letters may pull away from the transfer tape during shipping)

3. Application

Flip the quote/graphic over a carefully peel the backing away from the quote on an angle, which should remain on the transfer tape. If some of the vinyl sticks to the backing, replace the backing and the vinyl to the tape and rub it again so it sticks to the transfer tape instead. Place the taped vinyl on the prepared surface using your guide or tape to position your vinyl correctly. *The quote cannot be repositioned once it is on your surface, so be careful to line it up where you want it.

4. Burnishing

Using the application stick or credit card carefully and press any air bubbles out from underneath the words. Burnish again and apply more pressure over the entire area.

5. Transfer Tape Removal

CAREFULLY peel back the transfer tape on an angle leaving the vinyl on your surface, If the vinyl tried to come up with the transfer tape, place the tape back on the surface and burnish that area again until the vinyl sticks to your surface.

6. Enjoy your vinyl design creation!


Removal of your Quotes/Graphics is easy: use a blow dryer over the vinyl and peel them off the surface.

*E.A.D DESIGNS can not be held responsible for damage to paint or any surface. We speak from our experience, and cannot insure that all experiences will be the same.

Q. What exactly is vinyl lettering?
A. Vinyl lettering is a pre-pasted, pre-spaced, individually cut letter /saying that gives the look of hand painted stenciling but without the hassle and time. It is very easy to apply and take off and is a beautiful way to decorate any room in your home or office. Our Lettering and Graphics are made only from High Quality Vinyl
Q. Will lettering stick to any surface?
Lettering works great on painted walls, glass, mirrors, metal, tile, paper, wood, most wallpaper, etc. The “orange peel” walls work fine if they are not too lumpy.
Q.Can I re-use my saying?
Once you have removed your lettering it cannot be re-used.
Q. How do I clean around my saying?
Carefully wipe with a clean cloth as you would for painted stenciling.

Q. Can Vinyl letters be used outside?
A. Our vinyl can be used outdoors. Some examples of outdoor use include car windows or car doors, outdoor equipment, mailboxes, store windows and banners. Our vinyl has a five-six year outdoor life.
If applying vinyl to an outdoor surface, be sure that the temperature is at least 50 degrees. If the application surface is too cold, the vinyl will not adhere properly and will peel off.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Shipping Update + Past Steals Page

First, we wanted to formally announce the addition of our "Past Steals" page. We have gathered up old goodies and made a page for you to purchase them on. Even better is we will combine the shipping for you! So shop away but do not delay 'cause once it's gone, it is gone!

Now, for the shipping update. As many of you know we have struggled with the shipping charges since we opened our doors in June 2009 and now with the addition of the past steals page it has made it even more difficult for us to accurately calculate and charge the correct shipping. So as of Saturday October 16th we are moving to a calculated shipping model. This will allow you to pay exactly the amount charged by the USPS. The charges will be calculated based on your zip code and the weight of your entire shopping cart. This will allow us to deepen our discounts offered to you and in some instances save you money on the shipping!

As always, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend!


Carol Sheetz creations using today's Sassafras Lass Grab Bags!

Our fantastic designer has been busy creating with today's Sassafras Lass Grab Bags! Take a look at her amazing creations:

Be sure to check out her blog for more crafty ideas: Crazy for Crafting!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Ideas from Guest Designer Carol Sheetz

Here are a few more designs from our fantastic Guest Designer Carol Sheetz using today's steal...My Mind's Eye Spider Web!

Be sure to check out her blog for more crafty ideas: Crazy for Crafting!

Have a great week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Introducing our September Guest Designer...Carol Sheetz

I am so thrilled to finally announce CraftySteals September Guest Designer, Carol Sheetz! (I know, we are running a little behind this month) Carol is a super crafty lady and pure joy to work with! She even posts her craftiness on too! I love it!

Here is a little bio on Carol:

I'm Carol Sheetz, I live Illinois, and I am a very enthusiastic paper crafter! I have a very supportive and handsome husband and two amazing and beautiful teenage daughters! We also have an adorable Australian Shepard who is appropriately named Princess! I love to create, and I just love everything about paper crafting! I love the tactile aspect of the thick cardstock, the pretty patterned papers, the brads, the ribbons, the inks, the stamps, the embellishments, the tools . . . oh my! I just love it all! My enthusiasm for paper crafting grows greater every day! One of these days, I'm going to figure out how to make a career out of what I love to do! When you come right down to it, I'm passionate about preserving my family’s memories, and the fact that I enjoy doing it is just icing on the cake! I love to share my creations on my blog: Crazy for Crafting! I want to thank Stephanie for asking me to be a guest designer at Crafty Steals! I'm thrilled and honored!

So here are a few of Carol's creations and we will have more coming up soon! Be sure to check out her blog and leave a comment: Crazy for Crafting!

Thanks Carol...CraftySteals is thrilled and honored to have you too :)

Have a great week!