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December 3, 2013

Nautical Backgrounds

Nautical Backgrounds

Classic nautical backgrounds for classically cool people.
Get ’em HERE.

September 15, 2013

50-70% Off Sale!!

Pop on over to our Etsy shop to grab some major discounts this week! Several sets have been marked 50-70% off but only 10 of each will be available for purchase. Grab them before they’re gone :)  I ♥ SALES

December 14, 2012

Country Kitchen Treasury

It’s been a while since I played around in the Etsy treasury area so I thought I would put one together today. I like making treasuries because I end up exploring areas and categories that I would normally never venture into.

This one has a country kitchen theme and features an eclectic collection of roosters, chickens, hens and eggs in a soft color pallet. Enjoy! See more of the treasury HERE.



November 29, 2012

MyGrafico Sale

Pop on over to MyGrafico on Saturday for our 50% off sale! Grab some great holiday graphics at half the price.

September 11, 2012

Deluxe Halloween Party Kit

This DIY Halloween party kit has everything you need to decorate your Halloween bash! From water bottle labels to Frankenstein favor boxes you’ll have plenty of files to mix and match for a party design that’s all your own.


2 Soda Bottle Labels  – Wrap them around colorful soda bottles to create a truly stunning drinks table! They also work well on beer bottles and wine bottles for adult parties or as juice box wraps.
3 Water Bottle Labels
2 Cupcake Wrappers – Can also be used as favor cups! Fill with candies, wrap in cellophane and tie off with raffia or ribbon.
4 Favor Tags/Cupcake Toppers – These versatile tags can be used as cupcake toppers, favor tags, decorations, and seals. Print them on cardstock or sticker paper and cut out with scissors or with a 2″ circle or 2″ scallop punch! We used them a number of different ways in the photo shoot.
4 Drink Flags – These also have several uses! Cut them out and adhere them to toothpicks, straws, lollipops, or pencils and other Halloween goodies. 
2 Treat Bag Toppers – Use them as folded tent cards as well! Perfect for identifying creepy, crawly snacks.
1 Happy Halloween Banner
1 Frankenstein Favor Box
1 Happy Halloween Favor Box
1 Popcorn Favor Box
1 Party Invitation

Everything is designed to be mixed and matched so feel free to use some of it or all of it to make your party complete.  We recommend adding black and orange ribbon and raffia to add a bit of depth and texture to the overall look.

Here are some of the ways I styled the shoot using this set:

Bright and Colorful Drinks:

I took delicious orange soda (lime and grape soda would have looked and tasted great too!) and wrapped it with the soda bottle labels. Then I cut out “Spooky” favor tags using a 2″ scalloped punch and tied them on using a bit of raffia.

Spooktacular Treat Bags:

These delightful  treats were a breeze to make! The far left features the printable popcorn favor box. I filled it with  popcorn (hence the name), wrapped it in a cello bag and tied it off with a black ribbon,  natural colored raffia and a favor tag that I punched out using a 2″ scalloped punch.  Homemade cookies or a collection of non-edible Halloween goodies would also look lovely wrapped up in this style. In the middle  I took  a bit of krinkeleen (that shredded filler stuff) in white and some Hershey’s kisses and wrapped them in a  plastic snack bag with the top cut off  (great way to use snack bags without looking like you used snack bags!) and then tied the baggie with a black ribbon and a favor tag cut out with a 2″ scallop punch. The far right is the printable “Happy Halloween” favor box filled with some more krinkeleen and an assortment of candies. Both the favor boxes and the favor tags were printed on 80lb card stock.

Frankenstein Favor Box:

Another easy favor/treat box! I just printed it out onto 80lb card stock, cut along the solid lines, scored along the dotted lines and then added a small strip of double sided tape to the flap to adhere the two edges. This was a favorite of my 5year old son so I will be cutting out 30 of them for his school Halloween party.

Water Bottles:

Creating these themed water bottles was super simple. I just printed the  PDF file onto full sheet label paper, cut out the three designs and placed them right on top of the original labels.  If you don’t have full sheet label or sticker paper at home, try using  nicer quality printer paper (like presentation paper) or even light weight card stock. Another way to decorate water bottles is to wrap them with black cardstock (approx.  2″ x 9″) then tie raffia around the middle and add a favor tag to the front. Or punch out a circle with your own message!      


Creepy Cupcakes:

To decorate these cupcakes, I printed cupcake wrappers onto light weight card stock then wrapped them around the base of my cupcakes to see where I should tape them in the back . You can make the wrappers larger or smaller, depending on the size of your cupcakes. Once I had the correct size, I used double sided tape to adhere them in the back. Next, I took black card stock and folded two pieces into a fan. Then I glued both fan pieces together to make the textured black circle. On top of that, I glued on a cupcake topper. Then I inserted a lollipop stick (find them in the baking isle of your grocery store) in between the two pieces and stuck them into the cupcake.

 Decorations and Extra Ideas:

To add some color and decoration around the house, I took glasses and wrapped them with a strip of black card stock. Next I added a raffia tie around the middle and a favor tag cut out with a 2″ scalloped punch. Then I filled each glass with candy corn.  I made three more to hold forks, knives and spoons.

In other parts of the room, I took clear glass vases and filled them with dried corn (coffee beans and dried white peas work well too), then added fake flowers from the craft store in bright fall colors.  I taped a piece of orange carstock to the front, wrapped each vase with a 2″ black ribbon and then taped a craft square to the front.

Get the kit HERE!

January 19, 2012

Valentine Post

Valentine Post

Valentine Post – $4.95

This charming Valentine’s Day clip art set features a Valentine’s Day mail box, a sweet bird, love stamps, love letters, hearts, and a pencil. A great collection to use in designing your own special Valentines! Get it HERE or click on the image above.

January 4, 2012

50% off – TODAY ONLY!

Surprise! Today only, use code SURPRISE50 upon checkout at The Crafty Clip to SAVE BIG :)

January 2, 2011

Carmel Ashes Treasury

I finally created my first treasury on Etsy! I tried several times last year but I was never able to get a spot :( I’m thrilled that Etsy has finally updated the way treasuries work. Now we can all scour through Etsy’s large and eclectic selection of goodies to create our own unique and inspired treasuries.

Here are some of the AMAZING things I found:


1. A simply beautiful leather shoulder bag from Roberto Conticini (

Kiss of Fire

2. A colorful and eclectic necklace by Star of the East (

Mixed Stitches and Yarns Sweater Coat in Caramel, Camel and Olive

3. A gorgeously textured sweater coat by Murielle Knitwear (

Ipad Sleeve - Grey Wool Felt with Brown Leather

4. The sleekest and chicest iPad sleeve I have seen so far, by Byrd and Belle ( I am in love with the mix of brown leather and gray felt.

Caramel Agate Square Ring

5. A delicious square agate ring by Sucree (

Tobacco Brown Ruffled Elk Leather Bag By Stacy Leigh Made to Order

6.  I am a sucker for leather, so it’s no wonder this ruffled delight by Stacy Leigh ( caught my attention almost immediately!

Long Bowl no. 4

7. A beautiful wooden bowl by Three Sea Monsters ( – reading that it is made from a Sugar Maple branch makes it all the more sweet.

 Lady Morgana-

8. A lovely baroque necklace from Star of the East ( It gives me subtle vibes of 1920’s style…elegant and playful!

 Wooden bowl with three sterling silver birds on top

9. A warm and whimsical wooden bowl by Kurush ( The rustic finish paired with the shiny steel birds set this bowl apart from your typical salad bowl.

 Reclaimed Leather Journal, Notebook, and Sketchbook - Eco-Friendly and Recycled - Honey Caramel White Tan

10. A soft and buttery journal made of reclaimed leather by Burgundy District (

 Restyled Dusky Brown Soft Leather Coat with Eclectic Brass Buckles and Natural Edge Trim Size Small to Medium

11. A TO DIE FOR leather jacket by Stacy Leigh (

Vintage Bell and Howell Filmo Double Run Eight Camera, 1930s

12. An irresistible vintage camera from the 1930’s at McLove Buddy (

 Paris & Crown Antique Box

13. An antique inspired storage box by Zakka (

 Baby Tie Boots, crochet knit cotton booties

14. These adorable baby booties by Jenn Ozkan ( She has managed to make traditional baby gear look elegant and sophisticated while retaining that sweet and innocent feel.

 Hand Carved Baby Spoon, Russian Olive

15. A lovely wooden baby spoon made of Russian Olive by Little Axe (

 Multipurpose Gadget Holder or Cosmetic Case Recycled Sweater

16. Last but not least, a bright and cozy little gadget holder made from a recycled sweater by Holly n’ Sage (

Visit this treasury HERE. Pop in and leave a comment to let these artists know how delectable their products are!

December 30, 2010

Hello world!

Welcome to The Crafty Clip blog! Browse around, get comfortable and be sure to bookmark us before you leave.

We’re brand spanking new so give us a few days to fill up our pages with lots of lovely posts.  We spent most of today playing around with the layout and settings :)