Easy & Simple Scripture Bag or Mini Tote

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We made these mini totes/Scripture bags for our Activity Day girls at church.  The girls loved making these bags.  Simple, easy, & cute! I found the mini totes at Hobby Lobby.  I used my Cricut Explore to cut out each girls name using the sparkly silver Cricut iron on vinyl.  (I love the iron on vinyl!) After cutting out the names…I first ironed the bag (to make it hot) and then placed the name on the bag.  I ironed over the name and peeled off the plastic.   Such a fun way to personalize the bags. We made Fabric Ruffle Flowers and added them to the bags with hot glue!  So easy! My girls love these totes! Pin It

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Easy Ruffle Fabric Flowers

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These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. I have used them on my mini Bakeshop Aprons and many other things. My 7 year old can make them and she loves it.  Here are the quick and easy steps! What You’ll Need to make the Fabric Flowers: Material (12 in x 3 in strip) These fabrics are from Riley Blake Designs (Love the happy colors!) You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles:), Thread & needle, and something for the center, (jewels or buttons) Step 1: Cut a 12 x 3 in strip from your fabric.  Iron the strip folded in half the long way.  Fold right sides up. Step 2: Thread your needle.  Double knot at the bottom.  Then sew a straight running stitch (not on the folded side)  along the strip…You can begin to pull and ruffle as you go.  Don’t pull too hard or it will break your thread.  Just pull slowly. Step 4: Keep [Read More…]

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Cinco de Mayo Roundup

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Maybe it’s the tacos or the bright colors, but Cinco de Mayo is such a fun holiday to celebrate! Here are   Printable fiesta favor boxes from Template of a Box DIY Balloon Flags by One Charming Party Mini Tissue Box Pinata by Studio DIY Fiesta Like There’s No Manana Chalkboard by Little Baby Gavin 5 DIYs for Cinco de Mayo on Babble Must Have Recipes for Cinco de Mayo on The Party Dress Colorful Garlands from Sassy Style Redesign Flan by Blissfully Domestic Mini Pinatas from One Charming Party Cinco de Mayo fondant cake by I’m Topsy Turvy Cinco de Mayo Printables Pin It

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Mother’s Day Handprint Flower 2014

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I’m back with this year’s version of the Mother’s Day Handprint Flower! I’m pretty much in love with this one and I’m so excited to gift it!  Hope you enjoy as well. This is sized as an 11×14 print and I sent it to Sam’s Club Photo.  I had one of my daughters use her thumbprint for the center of the flower. I then painted each girl’s hand the same purple and they stamped them on.  I think it turned out really cute! Download All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Pin It

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Disneyland Vacation with The Crafting Chicks!

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I don’t know if any of you know but I am a HUGE Disneyland fan!  I try to get my family there at least once a year even though it’s 12 hours away from my home. We know that many of you are huge Disneyland fans as well, so we got together with Get Away Today and are inviting you to join us in Disneyland!! YES!  You read that right. We are planning a family vacation for each of us and want to invite you and your families to join us! We are so excited!  Here are the details! Dates: September 17-21 (4-nights) September is a pretty slow time for Disneyland, if you stay away from Labor Day weekend.  It’s so much easier to enjoy the best of Disney without having to wait in long lines.  This is also during Disney’s Halloween Time where they transform the park with Halloween and Fall decor.  It is seriously a fun change for Disneyland [Read More…]

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Easy Caramel Corn

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  Growing up popcorn was a Sunday staple, just like taking Sunday naps. Every once again my mom would sweeten our afternoon treat and turn our popcorn into caramel corn. I now treat my family to caramel corn now and then. This recipe comes together quickly, and doesn’t require you to own a candy thermometer or even know the difference between “soft ball” and “hard ball”. If candy making is intimidating, then this is a great recipe to start with! First, the popcorn. You’ll need 10 quarts of popcorn. We pop into one bowl and transfer to another to avoid having kernels or “old maids” in the popcorn. Nothing is worse than biting down on one of those when you aren’t expecting it. You’ll need about 10 quarts of popcorn. Just shake the bowl a little to have the kernels fall to the bottom and then lift the popcorn off the top to avoid any jaw breakers. Besides the popcorn [Read More…]

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3 Secrets to Better Family Photos

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Hey there! It’s Katie, from Key to Pictures, and I’m excited to share my 3 juicy secrets to better family photography with you. But first I need to share some equally juicy and exciting…. Here it is: I was a terrible photographer. Really. If all of my early photos were not in a storage unit in Denver, I would post them so you could see that I’m indeed telling the truth. However, I’m not ashamed of my unsightly pictures because we ALL have to start somewhere. Every single one of us has to start at the beginning. I used to get terribly frustrated because I knew what I wanted my pictures to look like but I JUST COULDN’T MANIPULATE MY CAMERA TO CREATE IT. So the question is… if I had to start all over again would I change anything? My answer is simply “no”. Because of my struggle and my frustration I learned on my own how to take [Read More…]

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Staycation Giveaway!

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I was just talking to my friend about summer vacation plans and she mentioned that she loves to do a staycation each year with her family. If you are like her we want to help you out so you can Staycation in style! We’ve joined forces with some Ah-Mazing sites to bring you the chance to win one of five prizes that are sure to make you want to stay home. Here’s what you could win: Staycation Giveaway   If the widget doesn’t load, you can click on this link to enter. Thanks to the following sites for donating so we could make this giveaway happen! @pickyourplum @craftingchicks @howdoesshe @thistlewood @ivoryk @sugarplumlanebaby @jenanncook Pin It

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Rainy Day Pinboard

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We’re back with this month’s pinboard! It’s our Rainy Day board and I’ve had so much fun putting it together for you. Whether you’re looking for cute rain gear, activities for rainy days, or even rain art (it exists!) – you’ll find it here! I’m kind of obsessed with umbrellas, maybe it’s because I grew up in windy Southern Idaho where there is no reason to even attempt using an umbrella. And boots-so many cute boots out there. Here’s a small peak at what you’ll find over there! Classic Striped Rain Boots / 25 Rainy Day Activities for Kids / Scuba Umbrella Polka Dot Boots / Rain Drops Wooden Sign / Striped Umbrella Smile in the Rain / 4 Chic Outfits for Rainy Days / 5 Steps to Building a Fort /  Rainy Day Hair Come check it out and follow us on Pinterest while you’re there! Pin It

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Easter Basket Name Tags

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Sharing some Easter Basket Name Tag printables today.  Just print, cut, add a fluffy bunny tail (pom pom) and attach to your child’s Easter basket with pretty ribbon!   Download below. My bunny tags & cards match these too! All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download. Green & Blue Tags: [wpdm_file id=130] Pink & Purple Tags: [wpdm_file id=129] Pin It

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