Monday, November 19, 2012

25% Off WebSite Thanksgiving Sale Nov 19- 25

We are so very thankful this holiday season and want to share it with you! Please use this discount code: ThankYou25 to grab some crafting supplies.

Please note our shipping schedule this Thanksgiving: All orders placed before Noon on 11/20/2002 will ship out 11/20/2002 or 11/21/2002. No shipments from 11/21 - 11/25. Shipping will begin on the 26th and may take a few days to catch up.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Tricks! Only Treats!

Use BOO as your discount code and order today to get 10% off!
Happy Halloween!
1 day only

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

DIY Mini Black Felt Witches Hats

Lead free mini black felt witches top hats are now available at Embellish and wear for  Halloween, parties and perfect to set off your costume!
Hurry while supplies last!

Monday, September 17, 2012

FREE: The Ultimate Craft Show Check List

The ultimate craft show check list is free to download by clicking here. The list was compiled from information I culled from other lists and share by PPP customers/friends. I do not think we overlooked anything BUT on the happenstance that we did, there is a notes section at the bottom where you add to or personalize the list.

Have a fun and fruitful show season!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Updated 'Bla-Bling Your satin Headband' Tutorial

Last spring I wrote this tutorial on bla-blinging out your satin headbands and forgot to post it!
So here is the link to the tutorial which resides on Google Docs!
 Please forgive and Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Buy These to Make These!

We asked the fabulous designer Bengela Holmes to create with the woven hats offered on!  WOW did she knock our socks off with these beauties! What will your creations look like? Send your photos and we will post them on the blog!

Want to see more of Bengela's work?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Look for this symbol......for CPSIA Compliance

 There has been so many rules, changes, false starts on this legislation but at PunchPlacePlus all it boils down to this: We want to protect children from products that have lead and phthalates in them. So PunchPlacePlus is having many of our products tested this year to assure ourselves and you that there is no lead or phthalates in our products.  Look for this logo on our items on the website to be assured the product is safe for your children!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crafting for Charity via Dr Suess Magnetic Bookmarks and READ AMERICA

Okay this will be my last post on magnetic bookmarks for a while! But Feb. 11 in St Louis some fellow crafters joined me to craft for a day. We had a blast and these wonderful ladies gave of their time and talents to make these bookmarks.

Here they are 280 bookmarks! I located a book distributor who was so kind to work with me and sell me 280 books for $.50 each! So my dear husband helped me to load each book with a magnetic book mark.

These are a few titles and the bookmarks! The last photo is my car loaded with 4 bags of books and 2 boxes ready to roll to our county food and assistance pantry. They were so happy to get these books to hand out to their clients with children.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines Day Cards for the Bookish

Happy Valentine's Day!

This past weekend several crafting friends met here in St. Louis for a fun filled day of crafting. Both for ourselves and for others. We made magnetic bookmarks that will be donated with books to a local counseling center and food pantry. Then a few ladies made bookmarks for their children's Valentines Day and I thought it was a great idea!

So Sunday my daughter and I made these magnetic bookmarks together for her Valentines swap at school. Then we brainstormed and came up with a pun for the inside of the card. She chose the ribbon 'Live, Laugh, Love' from and we put it on hot pink for the girls and lime green for the boys. What a fun, inexpensive, useful swap that won't cause a sugar high or cavities!

Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Pizza

Once each month I gather with friends to chat, eat snacks and play Bunco. I just had to share the darling (and yummy) pizza we had at our Valentine's Day themed Bunco last night! What a great idea to make a casual family night Valentines Day meal special. My hostess used her kitchen shears to snip out the hearts from the peperoni and arranged them on a heart serving tray.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Simple Satin Headband with Bling!

This past December I happened upon a sparkle headband tutorial and posted it to my Pinterest account under my "I Gotta Try This (in my free time)" heading. I noted to myself that I needed to start with a satin headband in lieu of wrapping a plain headband with embroidery floss.

I am happy to post the first few attempts here! It take less than 15 minutes to cut the trim, wrap and secure. I used small pieces of double sided tape to secure everything but hot glue or fabric glue would also work. Be sure to take your headbands to the store to match your embroidery floss. I purchased more of a purl cotton thread than acutal embroidery floss. But I am sure either will work beautifully!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Double Sided Tape + Felt = Fortune Cookies Tutorial

Here a a great way to start off the Chinese New Year or a Fun way to celebrate Valentines Day! Follow the quick easy steps below and have fun!


Supplies you will need are PunchPlacePlus 8mm double sided tape,
scissors, a pen/marker/chalk, felt and a round object to trace around.
3.5” pencil cup was used in this tutorial.
Not shown is paper for making your own fortunes. You can
hand write them or type up and print them.

Step 1
Trace around your pattern.

Step 2
Cut out your circle.

Step 3
  Add a small piece of tape to the felt near the edge

Step 4

 Remove the double sided tape release film. Roll the felt around your finger.

Step 5
Pinch the rolled felt together at the top where the double sided tape was located.

Step 6
Make the fortune you want placed in your cookie.

Step 7
Slide the fortune into the felt tube.

Step 8
Crease the felt tube in half the long way.

Step 9
The photo above shows the crease. Get one last piece of tape.

Step 10
Place another small piece of tape at one end of the felt roll on the longest edge.

Step 11
Fold the felt roll in half. Stick the ends together.

Step 12
Flip over and voila a felt fortune cookie. Fill a clean take out
container of these and use for party favors, valentines or surprise the family
the next time you plan Chinese take out!