Blog - Board & Batten Design Co.

Etsy SEO Not Working? Here’s What I Did.

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Hey friend! Is your Etsy SEO not working? ME TOO! Here’s the thing – Etsy SEO is a big topic but most of it is geared towards the beginners, and not so much existing shops. It can be SO frustrating when you do what you think you’re supposed to be doing, but you aren’t making […]

Fall Cricut Ideas – Top 10 Customer Favorite Fall Designs!

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As summer comes to an end, crafters everywhere dust off their cutting machines and head online to look for Fall Cricut ideas to craft. And I’ve got some inspo for you!! This season is the transition to when we start hunkering down – fewer lazy days at the beach, but instead looking towards days cozied […]

Project Idea: Wooden Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

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These cute wooden Valentine’s Day gift tags are such a fun way to dress up an ordinary gift – and they are reusable to boot! Oh and how about being a GREAT way to use up vinyl scraps?? Let’s get started! For this project I’m using Oracal 651 vinyl applied directly onto some 2 1/4 […]

How to Prepare Vinyl Decals to Sell: 5 Things No One Else Will Tell You

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Raise your hand if you’ve had a vinyl cutter for some time, made decals for yourself… …and now you have people wanting to buy them but you have NO idea how to prepare vinyl decals to sell to folks. 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♀️ Yep, I thought so! But don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Before I […]

How Do I Know When Something Is Trademarked?

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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 […]

Should You Sell Your Handmade Creations Locally Or Online?

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When you’re just getting started selling your Cricut/Silhouette creations, one question that comes up a lot is this: Should I sell my products online or locally? There is no one easy answer to this question because the truth is, everyone’s situation is different. So – I’ve put together a few questions for YOU to ask […]