We’re moving locations!

We had to make a last minute move to a different location for our upcoming show, Mother May I… Shop Handmade? We’re bummed that we won’t be at the F+ Gallery but we’re super excited to be at Community in Anaheim! Community is a “grassroots effort by locals to bring Orange County a fulfilling destination for the design, environmental, and socially conscious consumer.” We absolutely love this space, the people, and the shops in Community and we couldn’t be happier that they’re accepting us with open arms. And we hope you’ll join us this Saturday, May 11th, to check out our fabulous vendors and the wonderful space at Community.

Mother May I Shop Handmade - A Little Known Craft Flyer - 05-11-13 - Community

Photo courtesy of community

Photo courtesy of community

Photo courtesy of community

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Bats Day “Black Market” 2013

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This was one of my first “Bats Day” events, but one of the A.L.K.C. coordinators had been here before.

Wow! The talent, variety, cosplay, costumes and more just made it such a unique experience. I found myself talking to so many wonderful vendors, and also buying goodies. I didn’t have time to speak with every single vendor, but some that I met were:

Mary J. Hoffman of Booger Vampire
Etsy Shop
Facebook

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Natalie Ewert of Dream Trappings
Art on Etsy
Blog

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Kit Cameo of
Kit Cameo
Glass Site

But there were so many other great artists too!!!!

Check out the “Bats Day” official website to see their other events. One is around the holidays.

It’s May…so it’s time for our next event!

“Mother May I…Shop Handmade?” will be our next monthly event, which is being held on May 11th. We will have vendors who specialize in so many unique, whimsical, and random handmade peices. You will have plenty to choose from to give a one of a kind gift to your mama. We are also very excited to have a simple, yet beautiful, make and take craft table. We wanted to have some fun with our raffle this month, so we will be doing a “CRAFT” Bingo. Each card will be $1.00 each.

Along with all of the fun inside, there will be “The Viking Food Truck” serving all kinds of yumminess.

Hope to see you there!

~A Little Known Craft Gals~

Support local artists and crafters

Mother May I Shop Handmade - A Little Known Craft - Flyer - 05-11-13 Event

Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On – A Free Printable

Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend, we’re offering a FREE printable! Print it up, use some cute washi tape to post it on your wall, and remember:
Creativity is contagious, Pass it on!

Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On - Free Printable from A Little Known Craft

You can download the free printable file here.
The format is 8×10 so you can print it on an 8.5 x 11 sheet and trim it down or leave it as is with a white border (just don’t re-size the image when you print it).

Have a great weekend!

Cityscape with Godzilla Business Card Holder

Display your cards by recycling old papers and making a cute cityscape with Godzilla!
Cityscape with Godzilla Business Card Holder
Materials needed:
Ruler
Tacky Glue
Pencil
Business Card
Cutting Blade
Cutting Board/Scissors
Black Cardstock
Beige Cardstock
White Cardstock
Paper for Godzilla
Hole Punch (optional)

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Step 1.  Place business card on the top of the black cardstock. Fold the paper at the bottom of the business card.

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Step 2. The red arrow is the first fold you did. Now fold a second time upward. Leave a little space between folds so you can fit multiple cards.

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Your paper should look like this:

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Step 3. Fold the left side half way behind, to the first crease. This will give it a stand. Photo-25 Photo-26

Step 4. On the other half of the paper, place your business card to the crease on the right side. Make a mark a little less than half of your business card.

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Step 5. Cut that line off.

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Step 6. Take your white cardstock and cut a one inch tall strip. Make sure it will not be covering your business cards.

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Step 7. Cut a strip of white cardstock about 1 inch above your business card for the backdrop that goes behind card.

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Step 8. Draw out your city silhouette using your ruler and pencil on both pieces of cardstock.

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Step 9. Cut your city out by following your pencil lines.

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Step 10. Using a hole punch or cutting blade, make windows.

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Step 11. Place your smaller piece of white cardstock on the beige cardstock. Glue it down and cut around your city.

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Step 12. Do the same with the bigger city silhouette, but glue onto black cardstock. Then cut around the city.

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Step 13. Glue to the folded black cardstock. The larger city silhouette with dark windows is glued to the back  cardstock, and the small city silhouette with beige windows will be glued to the front cardstock.

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Step 14. You can do anything creative to add to this, but we decided to cut out a cute Godzilla.

Photo-42Enjoy! We’d love to see what you create with your very own business card holder. Comment below with links to your pictures!