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Thank Your Hardworking Mail Carriers

It’s that time of year again to say thanks to our hardworking mail carriers.

I can tell you they really do appreciate it. Sometimes they don’t get a break at all during this busy time of year to make sure that we have all of our holiday packages. Don’t you think if they had some water and snacks, they’d love it? I know my mail carriers are super thankful. They told me last year when I did this, that some days all they had during the day was the goodies I had set out. I will keep it stocked all month for them for sure! I set out a variety… water bottles, chips, popcorn, granola bars, candy canes, etc.

I’m including the Thank You message below, in case you would like to do the same for your mail carrier. Simply print it out and fold in half to attach or set on your box of goodies. I left off our name so you can easily write yours on there or use a program like picmonkey.com to add it before printing.

Just click on the image and you can right click and save it to print out.
You can also CLICK HERE to download the file on DropBox if you have any issues opening the full size image above.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

You’ve Been BOO’d! | We’ve Been BOO’d

Have you ever been BOO’d?! It’s so fun! A few years ago we had moved into a new neighborhood and were boo’d for the first time. The kids were over the moon excited and of course, we had to continue the tradition. Every year we look forward to shopping for Halloween treats to create a basket full of surprises to take to our neighbors. The kids favorite part is the door bell ditching… haha! Although we often like to hide behind a car so we can see their reaction when they open the door and see their goodies.

Some ideas to include in your goodie basket are…

  • homemade items
  • candy
  • halloween decor
  • glow sticks
  • pumpkin necklace
  • stickers
  • coloring books
  • halloween bubbles
  • spider rings
  • cups

This year I made a “We’ve Been BOO’d” sign and the “You’ve Been BOO’d” instructions to include with the our BOO Baskets (pic below). I’ll include the printable below, if you’d like to use it. Simply click on the link under the image below to download it.

PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE HERE!

Happy BOO’ing! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Halloween Christmas Tree

I was so excited to surprise the kids today with a new Christmas Tree (our previous tree ended up breaking after 6 years). They came home from school to see not only a new Christmas Tree, but one that was all lit up and decorated for HALLOWEEN!!! They were squealing with excitement!

We absolutely love the holidays, so why not bring out the Christmas Tree early and make it all fun and festive for Halloween, right?! Last year we put up the Christmas Tree after Halloween and left it up after Christmas to do a Valentine’s Day Tree. It was so much fun! This year I thought it would be fun to do something different. So without further ado …. here is our FUN and FESTIVE Halloween Christmas Tree!!!

Here are some close ups…

 

 

 

What do you think?! Have you ever decorated a Halloween Christmas Tree for your home?

How To Create Top Tab Dividers

Have you ever wondered how you can create your own for your planner dividers using Cricut Design Space? Well, let me help you out. I created these cute Top Tab Dividers using the Close To My Heart Paper Pack called JACK. I love the look of them showing at the top of the planner, instead of the side.

Close To My Heart Jack Top Tab Dividers

I took some screen shots as I was creating that I hope you’ll find helpful….

To get started you’ll start with a blank canvas in your Cricut Design Space and then you’ll select Insert Shape on the left side. Now select a Square as shown in the picture to get started with your divider.

Step 1 in Cricut Design Space

Next you’ll want to click on the lock button that is at the bottom left side of the square to unlock it. This makes it so you can manipulate the shape so it doesn’t have to stay a square. This must be done to turn it into a rectangle for your dividers.

Step 2 in Cricut Design Space

To adjust the size, you can either go to the Edit tab on the right side next to Layers or you can click on the arrows on the right bottom of the box and drag it until you get the size you’d like it.

Step 3 in Cricut Design Space

Now you’ll want to click on Add Text on the left side. Type the font that you want your tab to say. I used Biz Cards for this example. On the right side, you can click on the Edit Screen and then using the second drop down menu, you can scroll down and select a font you’d like to use. In the image below, I show 2 different fonts to show a variety. You’ll be able to pick from fonts that are saved on your computer or ones that are available for purchase or free through the Cricut Design Space Subscription. Then you can use the arrow on the bottom right of the font to drag it around and change the size. This can also be done using the Edit area on the right. You can even put the letters closer together or farther apart, stretch them taller or make them shorter. Those are all tools in the edit section.

Step 4 in Cricut Design Space

Here is where you’re going to merge the font and the rectangle together. This has to happen in order to print them out as one piece. To do so, you can either click on the font and while holding the shift button down you can click on the rectangle so that both are highlighted. Or you can click the 2 under the layers section using the shift button. Once both are highlighted, click on Weld. Once you weld them they will be 1 image and you wont be able to go back and edit the sizing of each individual piece (only as one piece now), so be sure you’re pieces are exactly where you want them before welding them together.

Step 5 in Cricut Design Space

Viola… now the color is all one and that means your image is one piece.

Step 6 in Cricut Design Space

Then you can just click on GO and print them out. I laminated mine with my Scotch laminator and then trimmed the edges leaving just a tiny space all around the outside. Then I used a A5 size hole punch to put the 6 holes in it. Easy peasy!

Here is a quick video to show you all how I’m currently using them in my agenda. I actually purchased this Louis Vuitton GM size agenda to use as a planner, which I did for several months. Now that I’ve recently switched to using my iPad Pro and doing digital planning, I wanted a way I could still get use out of this agenda and this was the perfect solution for me. Hope you like it!

 

Mandy Leahy

Welcome to Crafty Glam!

Hi! Welcome to my new website! I’m super duper excited about it! It’s still a work in progress but I couldn’t wait to get it live and start sharing projects on this new site for you all. My other website: www.MyPassionForScrapbooking.com will remain up and running. I’ll continue updating it and adding to that one as well. Although I still have a passion for scrapbooking, I always had wished I went with a shorter, more fun name. I had that domain long before I had thought about adding the long web address on business cards and before dabbling into other types of crafting aside from just scrapbooking. Soooo, I am starting with a fresh new site, a fresh new name and new branding…. Meet CRAFTY GLAM!!!

I hope you’ll check back soon to see my recent projects. Mandy Leahy