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Project Idea for Cricut/Silhouette – New Year’s Eve Burlap Champagne/Wine Bag

Ready for a quick New Year’s Eve project for your Silhouette/Cricut? Just take a cute burlap wine bag and some HTV and you’ve got yourself a project that comes together easy peasy! It makes a great hostess gift or even just a decorative item for yourself. This design in particular is one I created with … Continue reading “Project Idea for Cricut/Silhouette – New Year’s Eve Burlap Champagne/Wine Bag”

Let it Snow Ornament – a Silhouette/Cricut Project Idea

As soon as I finished my Let it Snow SVG design, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! My sister-in-law had made some cute snowman ornaments last year with clear plastic ornaments and styrofoam beads. I wanted to put this design on one, but being a fairly detailed design I wasn’t sure … Continue reading “Let it Snow Ornament – a Silhouette/Cricut Project Idea”

Merry Christmas to All Wood Slice Ornament – a Silhouette/Cricut Project Idea

I’m always looking for unique ways to use my cut files and this ornament is just inspired! Using a basic wood slice, some vinyl, and my “Merry Christmas to All” SVG cut file, I’ve created a gorgeous ornament that’s perfect for a rustic themed Christmas tree, a unique gift, or a keepsake for a child. … Continue reading “Merry Christmas to All Wood Slice Ornament – a Silhouette/Cricut Project Idea”

Oracal 641 matte permanent vinyl – review and project idea

It’s HERE! Oracal has FINALLY made a permanent outdoor vinyl that is matte instead of glossy! Why is this a big deal? Well – to be honest, Oracal vinyl is fabulous but sometimes I don’t want the gloss. My personal style is more understated, and so I have often chose the more-work routine of stenciling/painting/etc … Continue reading “Oracal 641 matte permanent vinyl – review and project idea”

Etsy SEO 101: How a Full Time Seller Does SEO for Etsy

Hi there! Having trouble figuring out Etsy SEO? I’m Bethany. I’m a full time Etsy seller, single mother and I support my family selling products on Etsy since 2012. And today, I’m going to take you through Etsy SEO 101 – exactly the same process I have used over and over again to make over … Continue reading “Etsy SEO 101: How a Full Time Seller Does SEO for Etsy”

Grand Opening for my SVG Shop & Rewards Program!

Welcome welcome welcome! And THANK YOU for helping me kick off my Board & Batten Design SVG Shop GRAND OPENING! One of the things I wanted most and was able to do, was have a rewards program for my customers (you!).Are you READY? STEP 1 – Sign Up for the Rewards Program You’ll get 400 … Continue reading “Grand Opening for my SVG Shop & Rewards Program!”

Working With Multiple Designs In One SVG File Using Cricut Design Space

Sometimes, you’ll buy an SVG file bundle and find that instead of each design being its own file, the designs may all be on one file. This is usually done to conserve space (as opposed to having 100+ files per zip file) but it can be frustrating to deal with, specifically if you are using … Continue reading “Working With Multiple Designs In One SVG File Using Cricut Design Space”

How to Perfectly Center Vinyl Stencils on Wood Signs, Every Time

There’s nothing quite like pulling off a stencil to reveal beautiful, crisp lines… …and then you take a step back and notice your design is WAY crooked or off center. It’s the WORST especially when you’re painting on stained wood and you can’t just repaint it. Never fear! I’ve got a fix for you and … Continue reading “How to Perfectly Center Vinyl Stencils on Wood Signs, Every Time”

Project Idea: DIY Chalkboard Menu Sign for Silhouette or Cricut

I love whitewash and I love chalkboard so it kinda seemed like a given that I’d make a whitewashed DIY chalkboard menu sign for myself 🙂 This project was fun and easy and best of all, it LOOKS pretty fancy. You can use any stain colors if you don’t want to use the whitewash, of … Continue reading “Project Idea: DIY Chalkboard Menu Sign for Silhouette or Cricut”

Project Idea: DIY “Man Cave” Sign with Bottle Opener

Looking for a great Father’s Day project? Look no further, I’ve got you covered! Today I’m making this great distressed wood “Man Cave” sign with an attached cast iron bottle opener. I’ll be using the PVPP (Paint Vinyl Paint Peel) method with cream colored lettering on top of a distressed wood background, and using a … Continue reading “Project Idea: DIY “Man Cave” Sign with Bottle Opener”