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Old 10-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #361
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anybody selling candles this year? I mean either stamped on candles, or little tea light ones in box cards...
I have some candles I bought but may run out of time. I might just embellish them with some bling rhinestones instead for a trial...and maybe a rubon? Not sure yet.
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I have done some candles in the past - I did luminaries with the little battery tea light (tutorial on Splitcoast) and those sold well - didn't make a ton of them but they all sold. Sold them for $5.

I did decorate a candle or two for fall (with leaves and twine and stuff) and I sold them (only did maybe 3 for the one sale) but I have not done them again. If I did them again I'd do the luminaries though. or something with the battery tea lights.
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I did do the tissue technique with the candles now that I think about this and they turned out cute. Its just been a while. Stamp and color on tissue paper and then use wax paper to adhere the tissue to the candle with the heat gun - again Splitcoast has the tutorial. And then you could add jewels or buttons or whatever to jazz that up. I think I added ribbon of some sort.

Rub ons is a good idea too - I have a lot of SU rub ons left over from when they sold them. I liked the rub ons though, they are so quick and easy for cards and tags and stuff.
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I know how to do the tissue technique - made couple of them in the past as gifts... now I reorganized my craft room and found I have about 10-15 candles stashed... so I was just wondering if they sell...
I also made couple of these tea light candle cards - no idea how much would they sell for... Alica's Too: Ornament Keepsakes Candle Card

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I did do the tissue technique with the candles now that I think about this and they turned out cute. Its just been a while. Stamp and color on tissue paper and then use wax paper to adhere the tissue to the candle with the heat gun - again Splitcoast has the tutorial. And then you could add jewels or buttons or whatever to jazz that up. I think I added ribbon of some sort.

Rub ons is a good idea too - I have a lot of SU rub ons left over from when they sold them. I liked the rub ons though, they are so quick and easy for cards and tags and stuff.
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oh.. and I love the idea of using rub-ons... just have to find out what I have in stash..been a while since I used them
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I know how to do the tissue technique - made couple of them in the past as gifts... now I reorganized my craft room and found I have about 10-15 candles stashed... so I was just wondering if they sell...
I also made couple of these tea light candle cards - no idea how much would they sell for... Alica's Too: Ornament Keepsakes Candle Card

That's adorable! Why not do them if you have the candles already. I've been finding things that I bought before to alter that I never got around to and trying to use them up this year. Its been nice becasue I sometimes seem to spend more on stuff for the craft fair then I sell! Other than candy and some other small items, I haven't had to buy anything for the fairs, I used what I had.
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I know how to do the tissue technique - made couple of them in the past as gifts... now I reorganized my craft room and found I have about 10-15 candles stashed... so I was just wondering if they sell...
I also made couple of these tea light candle cards - no idea how much would they sell for... Alica's Too: Ornament Keepsakes Candle Card
I made candle cards once for a spring show. Made 5, sold 1.
They might do better for a christmas show though.
Mine were similar to the one I have attached here... but I did mine with just 3 candles. Tried to sell them for $4.
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I think I am going to try out the magnetic bookmarks. The diea is to hide two magnet pieces behind paper that will need be atracted to each other right?
If I cut from the same strip and put same side together, will they attract to each other? I know sometimes magnets repel with the positive/negative charges.
(I am sounding very dumb right now!!)
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nope you are right, you have to be careful with magnets that way. Most of the ones I've seen have used the flat magnet sheets, like they use for ads and business cards (Office Max sells them but WalMart and Michael's sells sheets of magnets too and they are thin and adhesive). Ones I have seen used the two tag die from SU, then it folds in half, magnet sheets keep it closed. Some used just a strip on both sides, some used way more than that, but the strips should work just fine.
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Thanks! I wish I could get my hands on one of those 2-tags dies, but they are discontinued now, I think.
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nope you are right, you have to be careful with magnets that way. Most of the ones I've seen have used the flat magnet sheets, like they use for ads and business cards
Now I know why I'd saved those business card magnets that I got in ads!! Lucky me I just threw them 2 days back because I couldn't think of why I would need them!
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I keep all those crazy little magnets - we get a lot from advertisers. Our phone book one year came with these really strong magnetic strip with a sticky strip on the back (to put the book on a cabinet I think) and I took them all from our office phone books! They were great.

I guess that die is discontinued, I bought it before but I have not used it. But others I have seen were just strips cut and scored in half - you lose the 'fancy' part but they were cute as well. And quicker than putting paper through a big shot - and less paper waste too. I haven't used my die yet because its just quicker sometimes to just cut the paper!
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If I cut from the same strip and put same side together, will they attract to each other? I know sometimes magnets repel with the positive/negative charges.
(I am sounding very dumb right now!!)
I have made magnetic bookmarks in the past, and found that the secret is to ler the magnets align themselves. Attach one magnet to the bookmark, put the other magnet down on it and move it around a little - you can tell when it hits a happy spot. Then fold the bookmark down and attach the other side to the back of the second magnet. Odds are they won't be perfectly aligned with each other. I was punching circles from a sheet of adhesive magnetic, and they always wanted to be offset from each other a little bit.
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I know how to do the tissue technique - made couple of them in the past as gifts... now I reorganized my craft room and found I have about 10-15 candles stashed... so I was just wondering if they sell...
I also made couple of these tea light candle cards - no idea how much would they sell for... Alica's Too: Ornament Keepsakes Candle Card
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I keep all those crazy little magnets - we get a lot from advertisers. Our phone book one year came with these really strong magnetic strip with a sticky strip on the back (to put the book on a cabinet I think) and I took them all from our office phone books! They were great.

I guess that die is discontinued, I bought it before but I have not used it. But others I have seen were just strips cut and scored in half - you lose the 'fancy' part but they were cute as well. And quicker than putting paper through a big shot - and less paper waste too. I haven't used my die yet because its just quicker sometimes to just cut the paper!
Yes, two tags die is retired.

To get those thin magnet sheets, go to home depot or lowes and get register covers: Frost King E/O Magnetic Vent Covers-MC815 at The Home Depot

There is a new framelit called chalk talk that would work for bookmarks.
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I plan to sell cards at my sales this year. I have always sold them individually but would like to try sets this time. I am wondering about pricing the sets. Can anyone help me?
I'm selling these boxed sets of four cards and matching envelopes for $12
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Those are pretty cards! I did sell packs at one of my first sales, put them in a paper purse type project. I didn't do too many but they sold ok from what I remember. I give cards as gifts all the time, I would think people would buy a nice set/pack of cards for a gift as well.
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Carole your cards are very pretty!
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Hey all! I've been a follower of this thread since a loong time and love all the ideas here! They have been so useful to me for craft fairs and gifts!

Wanted to share a stamp set I illustrated thats releasing today - TSG Bloghop Challenge ? Snowman Soup « Cuts, Crops and Creativity

Its totally made for craft fair loves like you all! Hope you like it!
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Hey all! I've been a follower of this thread since a loong time and love all the ideas here! They have been so useful to me for craft fairs and gifts!

Wanted to share a stamp set I illustrated thats releasing today - TSG Bloghop Challenge ? Snowman Soup « Cuts, Crops and Creativity

Its totally made for craft fair loves like you all! Hope you like it!
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Cranking out multiples of everything....here are the first of many gift card holders.

Anyone have a good source for paper bags for things like cards and flat items for craft shows. I usually use lunch bags, handle bags and such...but when people buy just a card or two, I would like to have flat bags, if you know what I mean.
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Anyone have a good source for paper bags for things like cards and flat items for craft shows. I usually use lunch bags, handle bags and such...but when people buy just a card or two, I would like to have flat bags, if you know what I mean.
Me too (multiples)!
Working on some reindeer noses today and then will do dog bones.

Your Santa gift card holders are so cute. Did you use the scallop edger punch for those?
I am also looking throughout your Pinterest pages. Lots to see! Thanks for sharing.
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Anyone have a good source for paper bags for things like cards and flat items for craft shows. I usually use lunch bags, handle bags and such...but when people buy just a card or two, I would like to have flat bags, if you know what I mean.
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Working on some reindeer noses today and then will do dog bones.

Your Santa gift card holders are so cute. Did you use the scallop edger punch for those?
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Working on some reindeer noses today and then will do dog bones.

Your Santa gift card holders are so cute. Did you use the scallop edger punch for those?
I am also looking throughout your Pinterest pages. Lots to see! Thanks for sharing.
Would you mind sharing what you do with dog bones? I like to put some pet items on my table and they always seem to sell.
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What are you using to adhere the glass? Tacky glue works just fine and I have never had smearing of store bought images before on them.

Finishing spray is a semi gloss coating you can spray on items. I usually use this one on images before I adhere them but any brand will do:
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Oh Diane....I know these magnets aren't suppose to be hard to make....But I'm still having problems. I bought regular Aleens tacky glue and it dried like milk. So I bought E6000 and I thought it was working great. After I let them dry for about an hour I noticed over half of them had tiny bubbles and a few of them had colors that seemed to run. You're probably thinking...what is wrong with this girl-it's so simple. I bought 100 glass marbles and I'm hoping I can get them completed for my first show next weekend. HELP!!!!!!Please
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Oh Diane....I know these magnets aren't suppose to be hard to make....But I'm still having problems. I bought regular Aleens tacky glue and it dried like milk. So I bought E6000 and I thought it was working great. After I let them dry for about an hour I noticed over half of them had tiny bubbles and a few of them had colors that seemed to run. You're probably thinking...what is wrong with this girl-it's so simple. I bought 100 glass marbles and I'm hoping I can get them completed for my first show next weekend. HELP!!!!!!Please
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If you google, there are loads of tutorials on them. I found this one for you:
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People use many different kinds of adhesive: mod podge, diamond or rystal glaze, etc. I use the tacky glue. They look foggy at first but will dry to clear in a few hours. If your images are staying foggy, it is probably because the images are not breathable. Magazine papers, wrapping paper, or even plain scrapbook paper work well. I have used stickers before too but they cannot be the clear stickers. Those ones are made of plastic essentially and do not breathe.
I don't use hot glue to attach the ceramic (black) magnets. I use tacky glue for that too.
The ones that didn't work out ... throw them in a glass of water and leave them overnight, then you can use the glass again.

Air bubbles are definitely problems. For the mini glass beads, it is easier to avoid bubbles. The larger the glass, the more you have to watch for bubbles.
Try putting something heavy on top of them until they dry well. For example, I will usually do 3 or 4 magnets at a time then lay a book across them to make sure there is no slippage which will cause air bubbles.

LMK if these times help you out.
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Dog bones. I either bake my own or buy some in store (depending on what I have time for). Then I just package them with a cute bag topper. People just buy them up because they all want gifts for pets too.
People do prefer the home-baked treats though. There are lots of recipes online.
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My husband got me a large lot (somewhere around 10, 000) of the 7 x 9 flat white envelopes at an auction. I use them when I sell cards or small items. You could probably get them at Staples, i think they are called catalog envelopes. You could use a T hank you stamp on them to make them a little more personal.
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I made candle cards once for a spring show. Made 5, sold 1.
They might do better for a christmas show though.
Mine were similar to the one I have attached here... but I did mine with just 3 candles. Tried to sell them for $4.
I am making those for my fair and putting some with candles and some with pretzels dipped in chocolate, and some with candy.
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I had my first craft fair yesterday! Went SUPER great! I brought in $373!!! Of course...I don't really keep track of my expense...candy/paper/etc! But even if I did, I still think I would clear $200!

My biggest sellers were my banners.....Thankful/Peace/Believe/Boo....I sold them for $8 each...probably could have gotten $10! Also my altered clothespins/ribbon for $5 were big sellers! I sold a lot of card @ $2.00 each.....also Christmas gift tags for $1 for a pack of 4-6.....I made up a lot of Candy stix and sold them for $1...college teams/duck dynasty/grinch pills etc....they sold really well! I will try to post some pictures in a bit! I have another craft show next weekend ....so need to get busy again!
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I had my first craft fair yesterday! Went SUPER great! I brought in $373!!! Of course...I don't really keep track of my expense...candy/paper/etc! But even if I did, I still think I would clear $200!

My biggest sellers were my banners.....Thankful/Peace/Believe/Boo....I sold them for $8 each...probably could have gotten $10! Also my altered clothespins/ribbon for $5 were big sellers! I sold a lot of card @ $2.00 each.....also Christmas gift tags for $1 for a pack of 4-6.....I made up a lot of Candy stix and sold them for $1...college teams/duck dynasty/grinch pills etc....they sold really well! I will try to post some pictures in a bit! I have another craft show next weekend ....so need to get busy again!
Fantastic job! Congrats
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:51 AM   #396
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Wendy - your gift card holder is lovely!

Deb - great job at sales!
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I had my first craft fair yesterday! Went SUPER great! I brought in $373!!! Of course...I don't really keep track of my expense...candy/paper/etc! But even if I did, I still think I would clear $200!

My biggest sellers were my banners.....Thankful/Peace/Believe/Boo....I sold them for $8 each...probably could have gotten $10! Also my altered clothespins/ribbon for $5 were big sellers! I sold a lot of card @ $2.00 each.....also Christmas gift tags for $1 for a pack of 4-6.....I made up a lot of Candy stix and sold them for $1...college teams/duck dynasty/grinch pills etc....they sold really well! I will try to post some pictures in a bit! I have another craft show next weekend ....so need to get busy again!
Glad you had a good show. Can't wait to see your pictures!
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Just added some pictures to my gallery.....tried to put some here, too, but couldn't get it to work. I also have the "teacher rolo pencil" in my gallery from last year....but I did sell a lot of those yesterday too!

check out my pics and let me know what you think!
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deb I had no luck finding these in your gallery. Last photo says july 2013
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Congrats Deb!
I can't see the new pics in your gallery either.

I shopped today for more craft show goodies. Last 4 boxes of chocolate bars and ingredients for hot chocolate packs. Also picked up some tea bags but I might run out of time before getting to those ones.
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