5 Quick DIY Gifts, Host a Wine Charm or Earring Party, Free Photo Crop Link

We have a whopping 125 new items – new bead mixes, strands, findings, adhesives – click here Oct and here Nov to see them all. Shown: last year’s customer favorites just restocked: Little magnetic photo snow globes!
 
Our gift to you our wonderful customers and newsletter subscribers take 20% everything in your cart with your code NOV2011 in the promo code box on payment page. 
 
Our clickable supply list will help you make nearly instant gifts:
 
 
We also stock double-sided 1″ adhesive squares , tons of neck cords and neck chains as well as bracelets and jump rings to make your project truly instant. Just trim your photo, printout or photocopy, peel, stick, wrap (try our gorgeous organza bags or gift tins) and give!
 
Here’s some simple tips and links to make your photo gifts better:
 
Recycle last year’s photo holiday cards – Yours, family members, friends’. Use a tight crop so that you see your subject’s face – not a whole bunch of other things. Many times – larger photos are already the right size since what you’re trying to crop or frame is a face that is between 2/3 to 1.25″.

Free online photo cropping tool! If you need to reduce or enlarge your photo, try Google’s FREE online tool ~ go to http://pixlr.com/ You do NOT have to download any software – you can work online, add any image, crop, shrink and print! If you have Microsoft Word – just copy your photo and open a new document. Insert your photo. Grab or click on the corners, crop or trim, and print.

Photo labs at your local drugstore or office supplies superstore –  You can also go to your local photo copy center, sometimes even your local grocery store has a photo kiosk, and have them help you make the reduction you need. Just measure the acetate insert and take in your photo – they can print out a sheet for you.

It’s easy to shrink your image! Work in fractions,divide, find your desired reduction. For instance: You need your photo to be 1″, your original is 3″ – 1 divided by 3 is ….33% – you will need to print out your oriignal at 33%. You can do this with any set of measurements easily!

Our photo bracelets and mini memory frame charms have acetate inserts in each of the frames – if you take out one of the inserts – you can use that to place over your photograph and trim to size.

Our Recipe for an Easy Holiday Crafting Party:

Here’s what’s great about earrings and wine charms – anyone can make a pair or a set to take home – especially beginners!  With very few supplies, your guests can leave with their own handmade party favors!

Earring Crafting Party: Take 1 set of our 100pc ear wires, 1 set mixed crystal bicones, combine with 1 set 10pc assorted millefiori bead strands, add 1 set of our headpins, eyepins, jumprings assortment, and you’ve got a recipe for fun!

Holiday Wine Charm Crafting Party:  Take a set of our ribbon photo charms or memory frame minis, 1 set of our jump ring mega mix, a sheet or two of our laminating film, some simple adhesive squares, and just about any 1″ art you’d like. Our friend and coworker Anne made these with artwork from return address labels.

OK! Now get to it!  Remember to reward yourself with a 20% discount on all items in your cart with the code NOV2011 in the promo code box on your payment page. Thanks always and happy creating from all of the folks at Rubber Nation Crafts, RubberNation.com and soon, eCrafty.com

As always, e-us with any questions: rubbernation@comcast.net Happy creations!

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