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Fall and Winter Sale!

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post! I have just been so busy with school work! Well I have good news for you today. I have two large sleuth kits and only one mini sleuth kit left in stock. And…. I just love November and December because they have my two favorite holidays….So, for the next two months I have decided to put them all up for a discounted price! In addition, I am going to choose a random Nancy Drew book to go along with the sleuth kit! It is a pretty good deal, so if you are interested in buying one, please contact me through the comments below and I promise to get reply to you via e-mail.

So here are the new prices:

Original Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $45 + S&H (was $60 +S&H)

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Mini Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $20 + S&H (was $30 +S&H)

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For more detailed pictures you can check out the For Sale Page.

These are a perfect gift for any detective or Nancy Drew fan during holidays! Whew, I know if I got this package as a gift when I was younger I would have been busy for quite a while!

Well, to sum it all up, this offer begins today, November 1st 2013, and ends December 31st 2013.

<3,

Craft-d-Girl

P.S. Keep an eye out for a t-shirt infinity scarf tutorial 😉

 

 

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T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Today I have another tutorial for you! I really hope you guys like this one! It is very easy, and is a great use for if you previously did a t-shirt DIY , and still have the leftover sleeves. A few weeks ago I made a few t-shirt bracelets, and I thought that I would make a tutorial.

*Please excuse my chipped nails, they look pretty rough! 😉

So let’s begin!

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Somehow the pictures got deleted, but the first step is to cut strips from the sleeve about a half an inch thick.

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I think that these turned out really well, and they are actually look even more neon than the pictures show! I don’t know about you, but I love neons! These bracelets actually match a sweatshirt that I have! How about you? Are you more of a neon person, or pastel?

~Craft-d-Girl

Square Knot Racer-back Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m sure it seems as if I have abandoned this blog, but I haven’t! I have been on vacation, and have been busy, busy, busy! Well, to make up for the lost time I have quite a few posts planned which includes two tutorials! One of the tutorials I am doing today, and I promised in a previous post to do it. I really hope you like the way I did this tutorial. If you can easily follow the steps, please like this post, and if you have any comments or suggestions, please comment below! I also suggest that you take a look at my DIY: Racerback Tanktop before doing this craft.

*I already completed most of this tank top, and I have it turned it inside-out and it has a pillow in it to keep it taut while knotting.

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Have a great rest of the summer,

Craft-d-Girl

 

A Few Duct Tape Projects…

I haven’t posted in a long time! Well, I had the urge to make a post today and show you what I have been up to.

My friend  loves things made of duct tape, so on her birthday I decided to surprise her with a little something made of tape. I made a lunch box that was actually inspired by my friend’s pair of  polka-dot rain boots that I thought were adorable. Instead of making the lunchbox short and wide, like the lunchbox in my tutorial, I made this lunch box on the taller side. I also put cardboard on the bottom to give it some support. And, of course, I used Velcro on the flap.

 I also wanted to tell my fellow duct tapers that there is a decorate a pumpkin contest at http://duckbrand.com if anyone is interested. The  Stick or Treat contest is to decorate a pumpkin with duct tape and then enter into the contest for a chance to win first, second, or third place. First place recieves  $1,000, second recieves $500, and third recieves $250. And I don’t know about you, but I am going to give it a try! It is also a fun and different way to decorate a pumpkin and shows off your creative side.

And before I finish I wanted to remind everyone that I still have four Nancy Drew duct tape sleuth kits for sale! They would make a great holiday gifts and would start a detective with the right materials to begin an adventure. You can check them out on the for sale page.

What craft projects have you been up to? Please share in a comment below!

                Keep crafting!

                               Craft-d-Girl

Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit V2.1 Plaid!

Well the other day I was making another Nancy Drew duct tape sleuth kit. I wanted to make it just like the “New and Improved” kit. Well the store i went to didn’t have any beige or white. I was about to despair, when… PLAID DUCT TAPE came to my rescue. This plaid kinda reminded me of the plaid inside the Nancy Drew movie sleuth kit. Here are the pictures:

The New and Improved Nancy Drew Duct Tape Kit Bag

Recently, I had a custom order to make a Nancy Drew Duct Tape Sleuth Kit.  The buyer wanted it to look similar to the sleuth kit in the Nancy Drew movie. This new bag is different from the original bag I had made. For instance, the straps are made of canvas material, I used Velcro instead of a buckle, and the overall design of the bag is different.  Here are the pictures of it(Sorry, but i am no longer selling these bags.):

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Tiny Duct Tape Tote Tutorial

Tiny Duct Tape Tote Tutorial

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Welcome to the new “TINY DUCT TAPE TOTE “ tutorial!! This tote measuring about 6″ wide,  3 1/4″  long,  and 4  3/4″ deep, is great for holding the smaller things of life. This may include anything from make-up to crayons.

To make this tote you will need:

1. two rolls of different color duct tape

2. scissors (not pictured)

3. a cutting board

4. an X-acto knife

5. a ruler

6. patience (very important)(not pictured)

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*Warning*

-Children should be supervised by an adult while doing this project due to the x-acto knife and scissors used

-Cutting duct tape with scissors tends to gum up the blades

-Duct tape is sometimes hard to work with and requires some patience until you get the hang of it

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Step 1: Make a piece of duct tape fabric 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. with your primary color(I used white). We will call this piece “A.” This will serve as the bottom of your bag.

Piece "A" 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. (bottom of the bag)

Piece "A" 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. (bottom of the bag)

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Step 2: Make two 3 1/4 in. x 4  3/4in.  pieces of duct tape fabric with your secondary color( I used tie dye.) We will call these pieces “B” and “C.” These pieces will serve as the sides of the bag.

Pieces "C" and "D" 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (sides of the bag)

Pieces "C" and "D" 3 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (sides of the bag)

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Step 3: Make two 6″x 4  3/4″ pieces  of duct tape fabric with your primary color (I used white.) We will call these pieces “D” and “E.” These pieces will serve as the front and back of the bag.

Pieces "D" and "E" 6 in. x 4  3/4 in. (front and back of the bag)

Pieces "D" and "E" 6 in. x 4 3/4 in. (front and back of the bag)

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Step 4: Now you have finished all the  duct tape fabric pieces you need to make the bag. This is what you should have so far:

Pieces "A","B","C","D" and "E"

Pieces "A","B","C","D" and "E"

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Step 5: Now we will begin assembling the tote. Now take piece “A” and piece “B” and lay them next to each other with “A” to the left and “B” to the right.

Pieces "A" and "B"respectively

Pieces "A" and "B"respectively

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Step 5: Now take out your primary roll of duct tape (in my case white) and tape across the edges of the duct tape pieces like so:

Taping the edges of "A" and "B" together

Taping the edges of "A" and "B" together

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Step 6: Cut this piece with your X-acto knife.

Pieces "A" and "B" taped together

Pieces "A" and "B" taped together

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Step 7: Now flip these taped pieces over and tape this edge also.

Taping the bottom edge of "A" and "B"

Taping the bottom edge of "A" and "B"

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Step 8: Then cut this piece also

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Step 9. Bend the two pieces where the edges meet so that it looks like this:

Pieces "A" and "B" taped and bent

Pieces "A" and "B" taped and bent

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Step 10: Lay your new piece so that piece “A” is on the right. Now, take piece “C” and tape it on the right side of  piece “A” so that it looks like this:

Taping Piece "C" to the right of piece "A"

Taping Piece "C" to the right of piece "A"

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Step 11: Now flip the whole piece over and tape where the exposed edges of “A” and “C” meet and cut it.

Taping the bottom edges of where Piece "A" and "C" meet

Taping the bottom edges of where Piece "A" and "C" meet

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Step 12: Bend where “A” and “C” meet so that it looks like this:

Pieces "B" and "C" taped to piece "A"

Pieces "B" and "C" taped to piece "A"

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Step 13: Put piece “D” above piece “A”

Piece "D" above piece "A"

Piece "D" above piece "A"

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Step 14: Tape where piece “D” and piece “A” meet and cut it.

Taping piece "D" above piece "A"

Taping piece "D" above piece "A"

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Step 15: Flip the piece over and tape over the edges where “A” and “D” meet and cut it.

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Step 16. Bend the duct tape where piece “A” and “D” meet. What you have so far should look like this:

Pieces "A", "B", "C", and "D" taped together

Pieces "A", "B", "C", and "D" taped together

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Step 17: Now take Piece “E” ant tape this to the final open side of piece “A” and cut it.

Piece "E" taped to piece "A"

Piece "E" taped to piece "A"

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Step 18: Flip the piece over and tape the exposed edges where Piece “E” and piece “A” meet and cut it.

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Step 18: Bend the duct tape where piece “E” and piece “A” meet. Your bag should look like this so far:

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Sides "A," "B," "C," "D," and "E" taped together

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Step 20: Cut a piece of duct tape 4 1/2 in. long (use your primary color).

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Step 21: Take this piece of duct tape and bend it in half so that the sticky sides are exposed:

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Step 22: Place half of the duct tape on side “B”

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Step 23:Now fold piece “D” onto the sticky side so that the pieces stick together. This picture shows the outside corner of the bag. The piece you just put on should be in the inside corner.

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Step 24: Cut another piece of duct tape 4 1/2 in long and tape the outside of the corner of the bag.

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Step 25: This is what your bag should look like so far:

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Step 26: Tape the rest of the sides up the same way you did this side. Here are the pictures of the rest of the sides being taped up:

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Step28: Cut out a piece of duct tape 6 in long (uses secondary color).

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Step 29:Use the 6 in. piece of duct tape to tape the handle onto the bag

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Step 30: Do the same with the other handle.

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Step 31: Cut out two pieces of duct tape 3 1/4 in. long (use secondary color).

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Step 31:Use these pieces to tape the top of the left and right sides of the bag lined up with the front and back strips.

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Step 31: You are now done with this duct tape project. Enjoy your labors by showing off your cute new bag to everyone.

~Craftdgirl

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