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Free Printable Pineapple Gift Wrap

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Put a bird pineapple on it! Check out this cute printable gift wrap freebie. It’s perfect for wrapping up cute small gifts for summer parties and events!

Makeathon Night!

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Tonight we’re having a Makeathon at Whimseybox. It’s our version of the popular idea of a startup hackathon, where developers get together and build a new solution for something. It’s an opportunity to pick a project that you maybe would never otherwise work on and try to make something awesome. Since we’re not all programmers, our version is a Makeathon where the making is generally less technical. Lately as things have gotten busier I’ve found myself spending less and less time getting hands on so it’s a welcome opportunity to dive in! This is my inspiration board, I look forward to sharing what I make! I’ve got a project for the office planned and plan on playing with the new Cricut Explore to make it.

*While writing this I just had a fun idea. Wouldn’t it be cool if every Whimseybox employee got a craft supply budget for the month to encourage them to make stuff? I’m not sure what it would be or exactly how we’d administer it but I think that would be an awesome perk – I’m going to figure it out! What do you think, would $100/month be cool? We have a lot of supplies here but that would make it easy for them to get the other items they need.

Image Sources: Banner, pillow, creativity, gems, start, bags, hangers.

Huge Cyber Monday Whimseybox Sale!

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We’re having our biggest sale ever at Whimseybox and it ends today! Buy one Whimseybox gift subscription (3, 6 or 12 months) and get one for FREE! But you have to hurry because the offer ends at 11:59 MST TONIGHT. Give the gift of creativity this season… times two!

Looking for more creative + crafty gift ideas? Check out our gift guide at whimseybox.com/holidays for more!

I’m Ready to Catch Fire!

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Am I too old to be excited about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming out this weekend? Hope not! In fact, today I even whipped up a DIY District 12 tote bag. Printable iron on transfer medium is my new BFF. Look for more projects like this to come :) If you want to make this one, you can find the full step-by-step tutorial over in the Whimseybox projects section.

In other news, today we launched Supply Lists on Whimseybox, just like the one you see right above this. Supply Lists are basically just lists of supplies. Any product/craft supply in the Whimseybox Shop can be added to a Supply List and in addition to sharing them on Whimseybox and via Facebook/Twitter, you can also embed them onto your blog. We’ve been doing it on our Whimseybox blog for a few months now and I find it to be a super easy and useful way to share the material list for a project.

We hope that this will be helpful for bloggers, but it actually gets even better – if you’re sharing projects and creative craft/DIY content on your site you can now earn affiliate revenue on every sale you refer. We call this the Whimseybox Influencer program and it’s still in beta, but if you’re a Dismount Creative reader just leave a comment and I’ll get you setup ASAP!  (If you’re familiar with RewardStyle, you can think of Whimseybox Influencer kind of like RewardStyle for craft.)