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!







Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Talk 2 Me



Hello to all, Hannah here once again! I have a fun new project for you today! When Olivia and I were younger, it used to be easy for mom to sew dresses and matching purses for us but as we got older, she had to get more creative with creating projects that are age- appropriate. This project was created with our Foto Booth Props Embroidery Collection. This collection is also perfect for embroidering in-the-hoop Photo Booth props. 

If you own the Craft-N-Cut software, a digital cutter, and this embroidery CD, you can easily make a vinyl decal for the back of your phone! Did you know that Craft-N-Cut is the ONLY software that produces automated layered vinyl registration marks? This makes it easy to align multiple colors of vinyl as shown here. The registration marks are the squares.




  Step 1:
purchase the Foto Booth Props CD from your local dealer


  Step 2: import the Foto Booth SVG file.

  Step 3: use the layered vinyl registration mark automated function

Step 4: run the design through Save2Cut 

Step 5: cut out the design on your digital cutter, weed and apply




For fun projects like this one, please visit our Facebook page. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep in touch with all of our events and activities! 





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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A day in the life at Designs By Hope Yoder!

Hello everyone, Hannah here! Now that I am an official employee at Designs By Hope Yoder, I thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes at what it's like working in the office with Hope. I work in the warehouse and assist Amanda with inventory and shipping out orders. My day usually begins around 8am. I come into the office, punch in, make some coffee and head to the back. I usually start by assembling products. After this, I check my email. Next I review the orders coming in and ensure they are correctly counted for inventory. Now onto packing orders to be sent out! This is a very important process, both in counting the products and correctly labeling each box to be sent out. For lunch, we usually go out to eat which is always fun, especially when your boss buys your meal. After lunch, it's crunch time, I may begin by emailing some commercial licenses out and assembling more products. My day finishes around 5pm when I clock out. Follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram for more sneak peaks of working at Designs By Hope Yoder!
two of our workspaces for assembling products

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mr. Spud Muffin...

Hi all, Hannah here! Today I thought I would blog about Mr. Spud Muffin. This CD is perfect for a variety of projects! Did you know you can embroider him in the hoop and use the SVG files to make an vinyl decal to put on a cup? You can even create a heat transfer vinyl to make a funny T-shirt using our SVG artwork! You can also make interchangeable faces with our in-the-hoop embroidery collection. Watch this short video on our web page which shows you how to import the faces onto the body of Mr. Potato Head. Fun fact, Mr. Potato Head was invented by Hasbro in 1952, it was the first toy to be advertised via television. Check out our Facebook page for more fun projects! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram to see weekly posts and videos! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress!

Hello everyone, Hannah here! One of our favorite ways to celebrate summer vacation is taking a family trip to Orlando to stay at a resort hotel for the weekend! What better state to vacation in than the one we call home! The grounds at the Hyatt are beautiful. They contain pools with caves, waterslides, a drawbridge and several restaurants! There are plenty of chairs for soaking up the Florida sunshine. The hotel also contains a golf course and a lake with water sports like sailing and kayaking. We have made many good memories here and taken numerous pictures to document our fun times! For more pictures like these, follow us on Facebook  and add us on Instagram!

Our view of the property from our hotel room! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DIY FUN!

Hello everyone, Hannah here! I thought it would be fun to give you another easy DIY project for this blog. One of the most trending forms of art is crayon paintings! They are a quick and easy way to add bright hues to your space! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! You will need: a poster board, glue, a pack of crayons, artificial flowers and some stickers. First, glue the pack of crayons onto the poster board. You can arrange them by color or however else you would like. Next, blow dry the crayons on the highest heat setting until they melt. Once the melted crayons are dry, you can glue the artificial flowers onto the poster board in whatever arrangement you choose. You can even add stickers to create words and add to the artwork! The possibilities are endless. Follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram for more DIY projects like this one!