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Sunday, August 2, 2015

MY FAVORITE 6 CRAFT ROOM TIPS

Hey everyone!  Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

So one of the most requested videos i get through YouTube is a tip videos. Many people will ask what my favorite tips I use in my craft room on a daily basis. Well, first of all I need to let everyone know that crafting to me is a release form everyday life. So in these tips you will see some tips that I do to get ready to craft, make crafting cheaper, easier and give me more space. 


So in the video we saw a few tips that make my crafting experience so much more enjoyable. Those tips included:

TIP #1 - SCENTSY WAX REMOVAL


The first tip is one of my favorite. I like to get my craft room smelling just right for my big craft project. Most of the time I still have hot Wax in my Scentsy Warmer so here is the tips. While the Wax is still hot, take a few Cotton Balls and drop them into the Scentsy Warmer and let the Cotton Balls absorb the wax. You made need to use 4-5 Cotton Balls and the final Cotton Balls clean out the bowl. Then simply drop your new Scentsy Wax into the  Scentsy Warmer.

TIP #2 - KEEPING YOUR COFFEE WARM


The second tip is one MANY crafters already use, however I have just found out about this little nugget of goodness. I am a huge coffee and teas drinker, but while I craft I forget about my beverage and it cools off very quickly. Well, a simple solution to this is to purchase a Candle Warmer. Simple plug this into the wall, turn it on and place your mug directly on it and keep your beverage warm while you craft. So many crafters and people use this already, but like i said it was a gem for me to find.

TIP #3 - DRYER SHEET DIE CUTTING


I love using my Cut'N'Boss for die cutting, however I do not like the mess I need to clean up afterwards. I usually have to clean out my metal die and figure out where all my pieces go. Well, this tip has saved me a ton of time. All you need to do is layer 3-4 Dryer Sheets onto of you die with paper and run this through your favorite embosser. The Dryer Sheets will act as a stabilizer for your die and keep everything in place. You can use fragrance free Dryer Sheets if you are sensitive to those smells and you can re-use the same Dryer Sheets over and over!

TIP #4 - SPRAY ADHESIVE FOR INTRICATE DESIGNS



Sometimes when we craft we find ourselves with some intricate cuts and designs. Well, normal I use Aleene's Turbo Glue or Zig 2 Way Glue, however both of these leave behind glue residue and I do not get a nice even coverage. That is when I use Elmers Spray Adhesive on the back of the design. This gives the design a nice even coverage of adhesive that is strong and durable. Also no mess to clean up afterwards, just make sure spray the adhesive with paper behind or in a box to avoid over spray.

TIP #5 - CORD CLIPS TO SAVE SPACE WITH ALL OF YOUR MACHINES


So as many of you know I have a lot of crafting machines, but not a lot of counter space. So the next tip will help all of you who need more space. You can find these Command Cord Clips at any store and they are a perfect solution for this. All of the crafting machine cords fit perfectly in the Command Cord Clips. Since they are double sided adhesive, I am able to stick them anywhere. I went ahead and put a cord clip for each of my machines behind the counter. All of these machine power cords are plugged into a surge protector and then when i need a specific machine I pull it out and simple plug it in. HUGE space saving tip!

TIP #6 - DIY FOAM DOTS AND SQUARES


For my last tip I want to share with you something that has greatly impacted my budget in the craft room. I am a HUGE fan of using Foam Dots and Foam Tape in projects to make them pop. However depending on the size of the project this can get VERY expensive! So a tip I ran into was using Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to make your own Foam Dots. You can simply cut them to any length, shape, size and use multiple sheets for additional thickness. You can even match them to the color of the project you will be working with so they blend in. If you want to stack them for additional thickness just use your Scotch ATG or Xyron Sticker Maker to add adhesive to the other side! 

Well I hope you enjoyed these 6 tips for your craft room! Make sure to like, subscribe and comment if you want to see more int he future. For all of the materials used in this project and video make sure to look below at the shopping list!

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CUT'N'BOSS WINNER / 30% OFF CUT'N'BOSS

Hey Everyone!! Ken here with Ken's Kreations!

Well I hope everyone had a great time learning about the Cut'N'Boss and everything that this machine can do. Last week we showed you how to:

How To Use Metal Dies
How To Emboss And Cut Metal
How To Use Larger Embossing Folders

But the most exciting part last week was the possibility of WINNING a Cut'N'Boss and A SPECIAL  ANNOUNCEMENT . Well I am so excited to be able to finally announce both with all of you.

I have to say that I have fallen in love with the Cut'N'Boss so much that I wanted to host this week long review to share it with all of you. I have teamed up with Craftwell Usa to make a special announcement just for the followers of Ken's Kreations!!



That's right for the next 10 days you will be able to get this exclusive offer just for following Ken's Kreations this week. You can get the Teresa Collins Cut'n'BossBasic Bundle with 33% with Free Shipping!

This package retails for 269.99, but with the above coupon code you will be able to get this amazing package for just $179 plus FREE SHIPPING! This is over $100 off of the normal retail price with shipping!!! Now the Teresa Collins Cut'n'BossBasic Bundle comes with the following. 
  • Two (2) Teresa Collins Embossing Folders; Woodgrain Cottage & Twill Herringbone
  • Teresa Collins 10 Piece Die Set; Love & Happiness
  • Power Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • Plates

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS DEAL
COUPON CODE:
KEN30

Now lets move onto the BIG announcement. Last week I sponsored a giveaway to one of my lucky followers for the Cut'N'Boss machine. Using random.org we have our LUCKY winner!! I am proud to announce the winner is:


LORLEE MURRAY

Thanks for following Ken's Kreations and Craftwell Usa  and I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this machine as I have. I cannot wait to see what magical projects you create with your new machine!

Once again I want to thank everyone who followed the review of the YouTube Review of the Cut'N'Boss. Make sure to keep checking back to Ken's Kreations for future YouTube, Projects and Giveaways!!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

CLOSE TO MY HEART ARTISTRY CARTRIDGE NOW AVAILABLE

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

Well I am so excited to get my hands onto the new Close To My Heart Artistry Cartridge. I love all of the Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges images and fonts. In fact one of my favorite features on the Cricut Explore is the ability to use the writing feature with my favorite fonts, and Close To My Heart Artistry Cartridge has some amazing fonts that will do this. So today I wanted to share the cartridge for you, show you some images and tell you how you can support  Ken's Kreations by buying this cartridge in a party I am hosting.


Buy it directly form my party!!!. This option lets you select the item, verify address and pay using your credit card on your own. I have hosted a party to make sure you link to me. Make sure to JOIN KEN'S PARTY

Close To My Heart Artistry Cartridge comes with the Close To My Heart Artistry Cartridge. 3 Stamp Sets and a collection of Close To My Heart Cartridge colored card-stock. Now this is the first year that you will be able to buy either the Physical Cartridge with everything included above for the $99 S/H or you can purchase the Digital Format that will come with a digital copy and everything above for 79.00!! 

Now what will you be able to do with the Close To My Heart Artistry Cartridge? From the looks of the Cartridge Boolet this cartridge reminds a lot of people of the BEST SELLING Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge. You can check out the booklet by  CLICKING HERE and you can see some samples below:



As you can see this has a lot of images that can be used in a wide variety of projects!! This cartridge was designed with craters in mind, both card makers and scrapbooks. Lets take a look at two projects to see what you can do with some of these amazing images:



Now this cartridge goes LIVE on Saturday August 1st! You can help support Ken's Kreations by purchasing this cartridge from me. All of the funds raised form this will be used for future product reviews, contests and posts! Now don't forget you can get this cartridge in either the physical or digital format this year, A FIRST EVER!!

Buy it directly form the site on August 1st, 2015. This option lets you select the item, verify address and pay using your credit card on your own. I have hosted a party to make sure you link to me. Make sure to JOIN KEN'S PARTY (see photo)

Thanks everyone for always supporting Ken's Kreations!!! 

LAST DAY FOR ENTRY INTO CUT'N'BOSS GIVEAWAY

Hey everyone Ken here with Ken's Kreations

Well this week has been a great week to showcase the Cut'n'Boss and all that it can do! This week we took a look at:

THE REVIEW
How To Use Metal Dies
How To Emboss And Cut Metal
How To Use Larger Embossing Folders

Today is the LAST DAY TO ENTER the contest AND you will want to check back tomorrow to now only see if you won, but for a special announcement that is exclusive to people who followed this contest! Check out the review of this machine and DO NOT FORGET TO ENTER BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!


So WHY the Craftwell Cut'n'Boss? Well, about a year ago I found out that I had some mid level herniated discs in my back. I found myself not crafting as much as the pain of constant motions exasperated my situation. Using a system that required the same constant motion ended up with a night full of pain. Enter the Craftwell Cut'n'Boss, which is a fully automated machine that does all the work for me. This was a HUGE answer to my current condition. So lets take a look at what this powerful machine can do:

Craftwell Cut'n'Boss is the new fully automatic, large format embossing & die cutting system. It packs a lot of power into a small design and is electric for ease of use. No more manual cranking! Designed with safety in mind, the Craftwell Cut'n'Boss is perfect for home, school & professional use. So spend less time cutting & more time creating!

Now all this week I will be presenting projects that you can make using the Craftwell Cut'n'Boss, so you will want to be sure to check back ALL WEEK to see all that the Craftwell Cut'n'Boss can do.

********NOW LETS TALK ABOUT HOW YOU CAN WIN A CUT'N'BOSS********

I am giving away a Craftwell Cut'n'Boss to one of my lucky subscribers and you have a TON of different ways you can enter. ALSO....You might want to keep checking back all week for some exciting news that I CANNOT wait to announce! Make sure to sign up for Craftwell Newsletter so you do not miss my big announcement!! 
Lets take a look at all the different ways you can enter:

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Contest Valid
Monday, the 27th at 7am EST through Friday, 7/31 at midnight

Make sure you check back all week and keep looking for the BIG NEWS later this week!!!

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