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

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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


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!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Every Girl's Dream!

Hi all, Hannah here! One of my favorite childhood memories is definitely the time when mom took us to the American Girl store in Atlanta, Georgia. I thought I'd share it with you. Growing up, Olivia and I would eagerly await our next issue of the American Girl magazine. We always wanted to get new clothes and accessories for our dolls. Mom treated us with a trip to the store after we helped her with on of her trade shows. I remember feeling like I was in heaven, there were accessories and dolls as far as the eye could see! We even had little high chairs to hold our dolls in while we ate in the cafe inside the store! Hands down one of the best trips ever! For more fun posts, please visit our Facebook page. Check out our Instagram account to keep up to date with our daily activities and events! To view our events and purchase our products, please visit our website 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Webinar Fun!

Hello to you all, Hannah here! We recently hosted another webinar featuring our Craft-N-Cut software. If you missed it, don't fret, you can check it out via Hope's youtube channel. This webinar contains tutorial videos on how to create your own, personalized pair of monogrammed shoes. Additionally, we used heat transfer vinyl to monogram a tote bag! I hope you enjoy learning how to create these customizable projects! For more tips and tricks, please visit our website. Follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram for more posts on our events and projects like this one!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Would You Like a Bag?

Hello to all, Hannah here! I wanted to share a cute project Hope recently made using rhinestones, card-stock and our Craft-N-Cut software. Did you know? Rhinestones are an excellent way to add a bit of bling to any and every project. These cute purses make great party favors and easily add a touch of whimsy to your home decor. For more great projects like this one, check out our website . Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and add us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Glass Etching!

Hello everyone, Hannah here with a quick inspiration on glass etching. You will need: 
  • Craft-N-Cut software 
  • Oracal 651 vinyl
  • Etching creme
  • Plate from Target (with no raised writing on bottom)
  1. Use the Text tool to create a series of words using two different fonts.
  2. Add two circles on outer edge for frame the words on the bottom of the plate
  3. Run design through Save2Cut slecting your brand of digital cutter and VINYL for the material. Copy the cut file USB stick or transfer to your cutter using the recipe from Save2Cut.
  4. Weed the vinyl and apply to the bottom of the plate. Add some tape so creme won’t run.
  5. Follow directions on etching creme and that’s it. 

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