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How Do I Know When Something Is Trademarked?

If you’ve been around the online Cricut/Silhouette/craft cutting industry for more than 10 seconds you MIGHT have heard about issues with trademark/copyright infringement. As in, people are often accidentally infringing on a trademark and sometimes we don’t know when something is TM’d or not. Yeah – it’s kind of a big deal.  Unfortunately. ‼️ (AND […]


Reverse Canvas Tutorial with HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)

Don’t miss this great reverse canvas tutorial! Learn ste-by-step how to make a reverse canvas sign using HTV and a great vintage Soda Fountain SVG file, using your Cricut or Silhouette vinyl cutting machine. With easy instructions and lots of photos, you’ll be sure to have a gorgeous piece of art in a snap!Read more

Reverse canvases are a fun, easy way to make great framed signs for your home using your vinyl cutting machine. One of the benefits of a reverse canvas is there’s no worrying about stenciling or painting or bleed lines. You simply use HTV (heat transfer vinyl) to create your design. Since there are lots of […]

How To Get Crisp Lines When Stenciling With Vinyl

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You’ve just spent a half an hour stenciling a design onto a gorgeous piece of stained wood with a vinyl stencil. Finally finished, you pull up the stencil to reveal… PAINT BLEEDS. Augh! So annoying! But never fear, I’m here to teach you my method for getting […]

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

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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 and my own website since 2012. And today, I’m going to take you through Etsy SEO 101 – exactly the same process I have used over and over […]

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

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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 […]

Tutorial: How to Ship a Coffee Mug Without It Arriving Broken

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Today we’re going to talk about how to securely pack & ship a coffee mug so it doesn’t arrive broken. My very first product that I sold with my sublimation business was coffee mugs. However, once I actually SOLD one, a new challenge presented itself: How do you ship a coffee mug without it breaking?