Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Perks of Traveling

Hi all, Hannah here! As many of you know, Hope is a world traveler. When her business first began, she strictly taught in the United States, but as her business has grown, her traveling has taken her to other continents. She has recently been to Canada and Australia among many other places across the globe. As a frequent flyer with many sky miles, she is often reward for the purchases she makes with commercial airline companies. She recently received two gift cards to Tiffany's for her travels. "You know you travel too much when they send you a box from Tiffany's as a thank you..." -the confessions of a world traveler. To see where Hope is headed next please visit our calendar on our website. To see pictures and fun travel posts, follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creative in the Kitchen

Hello everyone, Hannah here with a brand new blog! Here's a fun, unique way to create customized spatulas and other kitchen utensils for your home. You can buy a standardized set of kitchen utensils at your neighborhood supermarket. After your purchase the utensils of your choice, tape off the handle in order to create a clear line for where the paint stops at the end of the handle. Paint three coats of paint onto the handle of each utensil. Next, it's time to cut the decal vinyl. This part is completely up to you, use your digital cutter and your imagination to create your own, unique designs! Once the vinyl is weeded, apply transfer tape to the decal vinyl from the release papers to the painted handle. Lastly, put two coats of dishwasher safe mod podge on top of the painted handle. This project is perfect because the possibilities with vinyl are endless, perfect for holiday and housewarming gifts! For more fun ideas and creative hints from Hope, check out our website. Don't forget to watch Hope's newest Craft-N-Cut videos on her youtube channel. Follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram for even more behind the scenes videos and photos from your friends at Designs By Hope Yoder!

Supply List:

  • Kitchen Utensil Set
  • Paint
  • Tape
  • Decal Vinyl
  • Digital Cutter
  • Dishwasher safe Mod Podge

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tool Time!

Hello everyone, Hannah here! I thought it would be fun to blog All About Boys (pun intended). Here at Designs By Hope Yoder, we recently added several new additions to our Everything SVG collection! Two of the newest CD's in that collection are featured in today's blog. The first shirt pictured was made with our Tool Time CD. Both shirts required heat transfer vinyl, our Everything SVG collections and our Craft-N-Cut software. The second shirt shown was created with our Patriotic Puff Foam. Both designs retail for $42.00 and are available at your local sewing dealer!  For more fun projects, check out our Facebook page and add us on Instagram!

Friday, February 24, 2017


Hi all,  Hannah here! I thought it would be fun to do a continuation of our #MeetTheTeam series. We've added so many new employees to our team since the last time we spoke! Meet our newest educator, Anita Dickson. Fun fact: Anita's husband is the newly appointed president of Blue Bell ice cream. One of his sales representatives stopped by to donate Blue Bell ice cream at our Everything Craft-N-Cut Event in January. Anita lives in Texas and is extremely clever and crafty (pun intended). Not only does she sew and embroider, she's also a licensed Martha Pullen educator, just like Hope. Her newest hobby in the crafting world is digital cutting. She loves using our Craft-N-Cut software. Did you know? Hope has her own youtube channel and recently posted several new videos featuring tips and tricks behind our Craft-N-Cut software. Also, don't forget to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for more fun updates!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet Jillian!

Hello everyone, Hannah here once again! I thought it would be fun to write a blog about our newest employee, Jillian Watson. Jillian has two children and dreams of owning her own business designing children's clothing one day. She loves camping, and enjoys Starbucks. She loves Jesus and often serves at Church of Hope. Her favorite seasons are autumn and winter because of the cooler weather. She and Amanda, our warehouse manager, share the same birthday (July 19th). For more fun facts about our business, please visit our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Interested in learning more about our Craft-N-Cut software? Sign up for Hope's seminar now!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Glass Etching Excitement!

Hi all, Hannah here with a fun new blog post for you today featuring more glass etching techniques. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

1) Find a jar remove the label with the goof off

2) Put a fund blurb about you can ask with cream or mom's newest thing is a power glass at your a.k.a. girly power tools

3) Watch the webinar from Hope's last Craft-N-Cut video to design a sweet tea logo

4) Cut it out using your digital cutter

5) Read it and apply transfer tape

6) Stick it onto the glass, remove the transfer tape and use a heat gun to remove any air bubbles (tape off any glass that you don't want to accidentally etch)

7) Etch as desired using cream or a power etcher

8) Wash with soap and water and remove the vinyl

9) Enjoy your sweet tea

PS all the design elements are found inside of the Craft-N-Cut software free of charge, complements of Hope Yoder from Designs By Hope Yoder, Inc!