Monday, March 31, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 352 - Envelope Punch Board (On The Road Edition)

Create any size envelope with paper you have using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board! Deb from our Market City store is back again this week to show you how.

Make envelopes in a snap!

Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Paper Trimmer
Scrapbook Paper
Double Sided Tape

The We R Memory Keeper Envelope Punch Board is so versatile! These punch boards are easy to use and have quickly become one of our favorites here at Ben Franklin Crafts. Watch our upcoming episodes this week as we feature a couple other punch board styles.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Lei by LOLA

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration is a Lei made using the Rainbow Loom and rubber bands.
7 year old Lola made this fun and colorful lei, building flowers and then putting them together with clever rubber band weaving.

Congratulations & thanks to our young Ben Franklin Crafter on showing us another way to spread ALOHA!

Happy Crafting!
Robin @ Kahului

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 350 - Stamping Techniques - Ink Pads & Watercolor Pencils (On the Road Edition)

Check out JFlo this week showing some stamping tips using inks pads and watercolor pencils.

Stamping techniques on
Crankin' Out Crafts

Dandelion Design stamp 
Mementos ink pad
watercolor pencils
paint brush

Join us again for another episode on stamping!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 349 - Bracelet Cuff (On the Road Edition)

Pearl Pens are also great for decorating fabric! See how to use the Pearl Pens to embellish a bracelet cuff in today's episode.

Decorate a bracelet cuff with Pearl Pens!

Pearl Pen

Pearl Pens come in a variety of colors. Use for your next craft project!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 348 - Card / Pearl Dots (On the Road Edition)

Deb shows you how to use Pearl Pens to embellish your cards.

Use the Pearl Pen to create Pearl Dots

Pearl Pen
Spring Stamp by Dandelion Designs
Parchment Paper
Glue Dots

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 347 - Pearl Strands with the Pearl Pen (On the Road Edition)

Crankin' Out Crafts is on the road again at our Market City store! Learn to create your own strand of pearls with Pearl Pens from Deb.

Pearl Strands made with the Pearl Pen

Pearl Pen
Supplimax Cord (Clear beading cord)
Parchment Paper (Wax Paper)
18 Gauge Wire

We'll be back with more projects using Pearl Pens!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Decorated Graduation Caps

Aloha Crafters!

As you all know right now in our stores, we are preparing for graduation! So for this weeks post I decided to show you whats going on in our store!

We made and decorated our own graduation caps! Aren't they fun?? The idea of this was togive everyone a little individuality during their ceremony. Take a look at a few of my favorites!

Thanks Mom & Dad
We all have to thank our parents right? Especially for those pushes they give us!

This one was quickly put together using one of the windmills in our spring section in the store. It kind of reminds me of those hats with the spinners on top!

Are you an athlete? Dedicate your cap to your sport and team! 

And last but not least, lets not forget that adventure is out there  after graduation!

Now go out and decorate your caps! 

Lani @ Kahului

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's that time for our Spring Keiki Classes!

It's that time for our Keiki Classes!  

Sign-up your Keiki for our Spring Keiki Craft Classes! Classes are on Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21 – Two Age Groups: Ages 8-10 from 9:30am-11:30am and Ages 11 & up from 1-3pm. Fee $60 per child – includes all supplies for 10 crafts. Classes will be held at all stores. Click to download Registration Form and for more info. Space is limited, sign-up at the store!

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep346 Tin Magnet Board

Create a coordinating Magnet Board to go along with your marble magnets! Watch today's episode to see how easy it is to do.

Tin Magnet Boards

View our newest video here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep346 Tin Magnet Board

Tin Sheet
Scrapbook Paper
Double stick tape

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep345 Marble Magnets

JFlo shows you how to make your own magnets with glass marbles and Glossy Accents. Great for your fridge or the office!

Marble Magnets

Watch our how-to video here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep345 Marble Magnets

Glass Marbles or Tiles
Glossy Accents
E6000 Glue
scrapbook paper
Optional: 1" size circle punch
Optional: paintbrush

Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Keiki Craft Classes (Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21)

Sign-up your Keiki for our Spring Keiki Craft Classes! Classes are on Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21 – Two Age Groups: Ages 8-10 from 9:30am-11:30am and Ages 11 & up from 1-3pm. Fee $60 per child – includes all supplies for 10 crafts. Classes will be held at all stores. 

Kids can make 10 crafts! Sign-up today!

Visit our stores to register your Keiki. You can also view/download the Registration Form on our website Space is limited, sign-up today!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep344 Paper Clover Garland

In today's segment, JFlo demonstrates how to add paper clovers together for a festive St. Patrick's Day garland. 

Paper Clover Garland

View how to make this project on our YouTube channel: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep344 Paper Clover Garland

12x12 green paper / scrapbook paper of your choice
paper trimmer
double-stick tape
baker's twine or string

This garland would be great to decorate a party, office or classroom!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep343 Paper 4-Leaf Clover

St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon! Today, Brandon shows you how easy it is to create paper 4-Leaf clover decorations with just a few simple materials.

Paper 4-Leaf Clover Decorations

Watch our latest episode here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep343 Paper 4-Leaf Clover

12x12 Green paper / scrapbook paper of your choice
Paper Trimmer or scissors
Double-stick tape

These paper clovers are so much fun! Try making clovers in different sizes and don't be afraid to mix 'n match patterns for unique looks!

*Don't forget to scroll down to read today's earlier post from Market City BFC!

Magnet Board

These magnet boards are so cool... you can use ANY paper to make the design you want. Hang it, mount it, put it on a stand.... any way you want!

12x12 Metal sheet
12x12 Frame
Scrapbooking paper
Inka Gold
Double Sided tape

This is so simple.... We are gonna do it in 3 steps!

1: Use double sided tape to secure the paper to the metal sheet.... you only need a little bit because the frame will hold it in place good.

2: Insert the metal sheet into the frame. (Remove the glass if there is any, you won't be needing it.)

3: Rub the frame with Inka Gold using a tissue or some paper towel!

TA-DAH!!! All done and look how awesome it is...

Thanks for looking and CRAFT ON!!
~Deb @ Market City

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Hula Dancers

Aloha Crafters!

Todays Idea & Inspiration is a simple paper craft using various punch sizes and shapes!

Aren't they cute??? For this project I used:

2 inch circle punch
2.5 inch circle punch
2 inch oval punch
Scrapbook paper in various prints

These are simple and easy to make! 

Happy crafting!

Lani @ Kahului