CraftyGirl Supports Small Business: Expressions Vinyl

As a small business myself, I like to purchase from other small businesses whenever possible. Not only do you get great customer service, but you sometimes find speciality items you wouldn’t find at a national chain. With this series of blog posts, I’m going to share with you some of my FAVORITE small businesses!

Expressions Vinyl

When I say that I’ve always had great customer service with this company, I mean it. From actually contacting customer service with a question, to getting advice on their Facebook customer group from employees, someone at Expressions Vinyl has been there for me every single time.

Glitter HTV at prices that can’t be beat.

With an easy to navigate website, great customer service, and awesome prices, Expressions Vinyl is my go-to shop any time I need (…or want) more vinyl for projects like tote bags, aprons, coasters, decals and more. Make sure to sign up for their rewards program, where you get points for your purchases that you can trade in for store credit.

If you use my referral link here, you’ll get $5 off!

What have I made with vinyl from Expressions Vinyl? Let’s take a look…

HTV rainbow holographic vinyl unicorn, to go on a tote bag.
A shapes matching game for my son, with permanent vinyl.
This adorable mug, with permanent vinyl.

Make sure to check out Expressions Vinyl today!

P.S. Everything I’ve said has been my own opinion, and I have not been compensated in any way for this post. I just want to share my love for one of my favorite small businesses. 🙂

40% off coupon at Michael’s!

40% Off Any One Regular Price Item
Valid through Saturday (9/3/16), you can use this promo coupon online to get 40% off any one regular price item at Michael’s! It’s a great deal – there are some exclusions (sewing machines and Cricut machines, to name a few) but if there’s something you’ve been thinking about getting for a while, now’s the time to get it!
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CutiedokiCrafts – Washi Tape & Crafting Supplies

The shop:  CutiedokiCrafts
The owner:  Maricar Malati Molisak from Gainesville, Florida
The products:  Colorful washi tape, perfect for organizing your planner or crafting with! Use coupon code MOMMY15 for 15% off your order of $10 or more
Fun facts:  Each of CutiedokiCraft’s washi tape samples are made from traditional Japanese washi paper!
Reviews & Sales:  61 sales, with a 5 star average review rating 🙂
Here’s my top 3 favorite items from Etsy shop CutiedokiCrafts:

Japanese Paper Washi Sample 
Ancient Night Scenery Washi 
Japanese Paper Washi Sample 

Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

Free SVG files from Chicfetti!

A few months ago, I finally finished saving up and bought an older model Cricut (cue the happy dance!). I’ve had so much fun with it, and I’ve been using the Sure-Cuts-A-Lot software to work on personal projects, like Christmas tags & decals. I’ve been looking online for sites with free svg files, and today I want to share with you one of my favorites.
Chicfetti, a website dedicated to sharing creative & chic crafty ideas, has a section with 74 free svg files! (As well as a pretty great section with free printables for almost every occasion) It’s been one of my favorite websites for svg files that I’ve found so far, and I really like the variety they have available. Halloween, Christmas, birthdays & more events have a variety of SVG files available.
So, make sure to check out Chicfetti and their free svg files; and don’t forget to show them some love for offering such great freebies! 
Until next time, stay crafty!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: DorisDotz

I love..love…LOVE craft supplies. You’d be able to take one look at my craft room..err, guest room…and see that for yourself. There are so many different variations of colors, textures…so many great projects that spring to mind when I see that “perfect” color online. That’s why I love browsing stores on Etsy; you never know what you’ll find! Check out Etsy shop DorisDotz, owned by Meyer Imports. For over 50 years, Meyer Imports has imported their products directly from small, family run companies in Germany. Featuring vintage & tiny miniatures, German glass glitter and more, DorisDotz is offering a special deal – free samples with every order! DorisDotz also offers wholesale pricing – please contact them for more information. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from DorisDotz:



Purple Shine Glitter  - 311-BD-01 - 1 oz jar




Realistic Pumpkin - Set of 4 - 101-1728




Bottle Set - Blue Green Lilac Seashell Super Shards 311-SSG2




Corn Dollhouse Minis - German - 6 pcs - IV3-2532




Violet Fusion Multigrain Glitter - 311-7090-VT
With over 900 items in stock, there’s plenty to choose from at DorisDotz!
Until next time, stay crafty (and be creative)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: BlueMonkeyBrands

Today’s featured shop offers a vast array of craft tools, supplies and more. Meet Paul Owens, owner of BlueMonkeyBrands. Based in Barlow, KY, BlueMonkeyBrands opened in December 2014 and has over 1600+ items in stock. Wow! From leather tools, to beads, even soap-making supplies, there’s something for everyone at BlueMonkeyBrands. With fast delivery and a 30-day guarantee, BlueMonkeyBrands has glowing reviews and plenty of items to choose from. Here’s my top 5 favorite items from BlueMonkeyBrands:
Precision Bench Top Mini Cut-Off Saw makes ACCURATE PRECISION CUTS in soft metals, wood and plastic 
Alice in Wonderland 10 Pcs Steampunk Antique 1ml Drink Me Bottle Vial Jewelry Charm Findings Mix




Letter Wax Seal Stamp - A-Z Capital Letter Monogram Initial High-end arts,crafts, gifts,stationery,craft gifts invitations, etc. 
Charm Bracelet Bead Tibetan Silver 'Dove Bird' Fits European Charm Bracelets Design Db




bead tools bead ream bead reamer electric bead ream electric reamer  bead hobby artistic beads bead artwork bead bluemonkeybrands 
So, make sure to head on over to BlueMonkeyBrands to check out their craft tools & supplies!
Until next time, stay crafty (and shop Etsy)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: EdenKrafts

I have a deep love for all things craft supplies. (Really, you should see my craft room) If it were financially possible, there’s a huge list of craft supplies on Etsy I’d snap up in a heartbeat..and newly added to that list would be today’s featured shop, EdenKrafts. Based in Hong Kong, owner Lily offers fun, colorful ribbons, gold washi tape and curated craft supply boxes that’ll make you want to break out your wallet & start a new project. Here’s a very special top 10 favorite items from EdenKrafts:
A curated + themed holiday craft box of unique and high quality craft supplies - silver ribbon, trim, beads, pendant, stars 
Grey and hot pink striped grosgrain ribbon, 3/8 inches wide, 10 yards - DIY, party, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, craft projects




Washi tape with small gold dots, 15mm x 10m – perfect for scrapbooking, gift wrapping, collages, card making 
Turquoise, baby blue and green striped grosgrain ribbon, 7/8 inches wide, 5 yards - DIY, party, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, craft projects


A curated + themed craft box of unique and high quality craft supplies - velvet ribbon, heart beads and embellishment, pendant, kraft tags 
A curated + themed craft box of unique and high quality craft supplies - velvet ribbon, trim, buttons, embellishment, pendant, craft punch



Silver glitter velvet ribbon, 3/8 inches wide, 10 yards - DIY, party, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, craft projects 
Washi tape with large gold dots, 15mm x 10m – perfect for scrapbooking, gift wrapping, collages, card making



Gold glitter velvet ribbon, 3/8 inches wide, 10 yards - DIY, party, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, craft projects 
A curated + nautical themed craft box of unique, high quality craft supplies - striped ribbon, starfish embellishments, pendant, notecards
So, whatever your next project’s theme is – or you need a little inspiration – you’re sure to find something you like. You can also find products online at their business website, EdenKrafts!
Until next time…stay crafty (and shop handmade)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JosyroseHaberdashery

I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours in a craft supplies store. (My husband can vouch for that!) There’s something about the colors, the textures..it’s just mesmerizing. So, imagine how long I can spend staring at my computer screen at online craft supply stores. Clear, quality pictures are important..and JosyroseHaberdashery agrees. Based in London, England, JosyroseHaberdashery’s pictures are clear and crisp, making it seem as if you could almost reach out and touch their shop stock from your computer screen. Specializing in sequins, diamanté and vintage buttons, JosyroseHaberdashery has a wide array of products in several categories. Here’s my top 5 favorites from their shop stock:

12 Diamante heart charms. Silver AB 17 x 19mm. JR07068 BULK 
1 pack of 50 light siam diamante. Hot fix. Size 5mm/ss20. JR02322




Peacock Feather. Pack of 3. JR01637 
Metallic Gold Snaking Sequin & Lurex Trim. 14mm




Skull & Cross Bones Diamante Button. Shiny Silver. 18x15mm 
Make sure to check out JosyroseHaberdashery to see the rest of their shop stock! 🙂 You can also find them at JosyRose.com
 

Until next time…stay crafty (and shop Etsy)!
-Katie
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CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: JosyRoseHaberdashery

Our featured shop, JosyRoseHaberdashery, is a London-based haberdashery and craft supplier, specializing in sequins, diamanté and vintage buttons. JosyRose has been selling online for 10 years at JosyRose.com, and has been on Etsy for almost a year. JosyRoseHaberdashery is a crafter’s paradise, featuring colorful and fun supplies. Here’s just a few of the (many!) items that caught my eye:
Vintage Mother of Pearl Button Card. 18mm Ligne 28 
Red glitter fabric. A4 sheet.
144 Diamante Scatter Stones - 4.20mm. JR05094
Crafters pink tool box - 18 piece case, JR07569 
Metallic Gold Snaking Sequin & Lurex Trim. 14mm
Make sure to check out JosyRoseHaberdashery for even more great deals on craft supplies!
Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
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