The season of shopping online is upon up! During the holidays, it’s so convenient to be able to just go online & find anything you want at the tip of your fingerprints & can be at your door in a matter of days with only a few clicks of your mouse!
Below are all the current deals we’ve found! Whether on Amazon, Cricut, or other random places we find great deals for, its all located here!
We’re going to try our best to keep this list as current & up to date as possible! If there’s a certain product your looking for, or if one of these deals are no longer working or accurate, send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
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We’ve rounded up the best BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY AMAZON deals for Cricut & other various crafts!
BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY DEALS
-2pack of domino molds $5.99
-Christmas silicone molds!
-3 pack of silicone mats only $6.78
-50% off resin mixing tool with code O7R7EF2A
-nitrile disposable gloves 100 pack only $5.37 NO CODE NEEDED
-37% off resin
-carrying case for maker 3, explore air 2 cricut $25.19 after Ulithi clip coupon!
-cricut easy press 2 $99 no code needed!
Other craft stuff:
CYBER MONDAY DEALS
-cricut explore air 2 13% off $279 no code needed
PROPER SAFETY EQUIPTMENT IS A MUST WHEN HANDLING ANY KIND OF RESIN AND IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,OR PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS UNLESS ALL SAFETY MEASURES ARE PROPERLY FOLLOWED!!
What are epoxies and resins?
- Epoxies and resins are chemicals that can form a hard, strong surface when they cure. They are often used in two-part glues or surface coatings. As epoxies cure, they generally turn into much less toxic polymers.
- These chemicals include styrene, methyl methacrylate, epoxy resins, vinyl chloride, and others.
Why be concerned about exposure?
- Some of the chemicals in this group have been linked with an increased risk for fertility problems, miscarriage, stillbirth, and birth defects.
- We do not know what levels of these agents are safe for pregnant women.
- Keep in mind that smelling or not smelling a chemical doesn’t mean you are safe or not safe. Harmful levels of chemicals cannot always be smelled, and some much less hazardous chemicals have an odor.
For more info visit: Epoxies and Resins
Resin is not only so much FUN to play with, but you can create so many beautiful things from memory keepsakes to teachers appreciation gifts or even a bookmark for yourself, the possibilities of what you can make are ENDLESS!!
Project Ideas are at the BOTTOM of this post!
Epoxy/UV resin can not only be used to make MANY different items but it can also be used to seal things such as vinyl on top of a keychain or putting a glittery/shiny coat on items such as cups, pens, badge reels, so many options!!
When starting out with epoxy/uv resin if you have no supplies at all or youd just like to have a good variety of supplies/decorations to start with, the best way is to get a “kit” or “bundle”. There are tons of great options with great reviews on Amazon!
CLICK HERE to check out EPOXY resin kits on Amazon.
CLICK HERE to check out UV resin kits on Amazon.
CLICK HERE to shop DOLLAR TREE for decorations, silicone items, parchment paper, and more!!
–mixing sticks (popsicle sticks work great too!)
–grill lighter or toothpicks (for popping or getting rid of bubbles)
–silicone mat (or something to put down on your work surface & possibly the floor to avoid resin spills as its VERY hard to get off anything including your hands!)
–embellishments/decorations to add to your resin (the possibilities are ENDLESS!)
–gold/silver foil flakes
-sand, shells, rocks
–DRIED pressed flowers (MUST BE dried because fresh flowers will rot inside the resin and release water over time)
–vinyl (cut out made with your Cricut machine!)
-crystals, gemstones, & stones
-household items (such as safety pins, push pins, crayons, Legos, etc)
-polymer clay objects
TOOLS THAT ARE HELPFUL TO HAVE
–silicone tip applicator brush (they sell these in the beauty aisle or online at Dollar Tree!)
–baby wipes/paper towels (to help clean up messes)
–rubbing alcohol (put in small spray bottle to lightly mist the top of your projects to get rid of bubbles, this also can help remove resin from unwanted places)
–silicone mixing cups
–Dremel or sandpaper for sanding, polishing or correcting
Our Best Resin Tips!
-Work in a well-ventilated area (Resin is toxic and direct contact should be avoided so always protect yourself!! It is also known to cause headaches and can cause long term problems that go unnoticed so protect yourself from the beginning! Always remember just because you can’t smell it or see it, doesn’t mean the fumes aren’t there!!
–EPOXY Resin starts the curing process as soon as it’s mixed so work quickly for best results! It helps to have all your tools and decorations laid out BEFORE you even touch the resin!
-Do not touch your resin until it’s fully cured (usually about 24-48 hours for epoxy and about 5 minutes under a UV light for UV resin, but each brand can differ)
-Avoid direct sunlight (it cures it faster!)
-Try to work & let the resin cure in an area that’s room temperature (not too hot or cold because either of these can prevent your resin from curing properly)
-Let your UV/epoxy sit in warm water before you use to help reduce bubbles and make it easier to work with, REMEMBER this reduces your work time so YOU MUST work quickly after!
–Mix resin slowly to avoid bubbles and scrape the sides and bottom often when mixing to get best results
-Mix until you see no more “Swirls” in the mix AT ALL, usually about 2-3 minutes, but read your resins directions to be exact
-Pour resin slowly down the side of your mold to get less bubbles
-For most projects, pour one layer of resin just covering the mold, add decorations, then top with more resin until filled (you want resin on the BOTTOM otherwise you may not have a smooth even coat on your project!)
-If you want to add vinyl you cut out with your Cricut machine to your project, you can follow the method above or stick it to your project when it’s done & cured (& then add resin over that to seal your design!)
-UV resin cures as soon as it gets hit with UV light
-Running a grill lighter across the resin surface helps bring bubbles to the surface and pops them or a blow dryer would work too!!
-Using a heat gun can melt silicone molds, so be careful not going to close to your mold when using & don’t use longer than 1-2 minutes at a time.
-Let each layer of your piece dry to have a “layered” effect (usually about 4-5 hours between each “layer”)
-ALWAYS read the directions your resin comes with as they all have different cure times, demold times, etc
-Use a little leftover resin from each batch of resin you mix to make something small so you can use that piece as a guide to see how long the resin takes to cure/dry without having to risk touching your other pieces when they’re not fully dry and leaving smudges/fingerprints in them
-Put alcohol in a spray bottle and spray a few times on the surface to get rid of any bubbles
-Let your resin cure somewhere where it will be undisturbed by ANYTHING, this includes dust, so if left outside you can cover it with cardboard to keep dust, dirt, and debris away from your pieces
-Make sure your “cure area” is a level surface
-Keep food and drinks away from your resin work area
–Dollar Tree sells TONS of silicone items you can use to practice with such as ice cube trays!
-If using plastic molds, you will most likely need mold release
–Not all resins are created equal! Make sure you use the kind for the results you want (such as using deep pour resin for bigger projects)
-When adding something to your resin to add color such as with acrylic paints, alcohol ink, mica powder, etc make sure you use SMALL AMOUNTS as too much will interfere with the curing of your item. Try to stick to about 1 part color to 10 parts of resin
-Silicone molds can collect dust, use duct tape or some type of sticky item to make sure nothing is on them before each use
-All resin turns yellow over time, some just do it faster than others. One way you can test for this is to make an extra piece with your resin and put it in direct sunlight for over 24 hours after its cured
-You may make mistakes, it’s a learning process but it’s truly not as hard as it looks or seems and most mistakes can be fixed!!
–Most resin mistakes are fixable!! You could take a blow dryer (or heat gun) to soften your project to add more resin or simply sand it and put resin over after)
–Sand projects for a nice finish by hand or using a Dremel. Sand a little from the entire project to get the most even surface over the whole project. After this, you can do one last coat with resin over your project to give it a finishing shine (WEAR SAFETY GEAR DURING THIS!)
–Don’t let children or animals around resin. Not only will that avoid little fingerprints and animal hair on your projects, but it is toxic, so better be safe than sorry, unless they are wearing safety gear as well
-Avoid touching anything you wouldn’t want resin on while working/handling your resin (your face/body, clothing, surfaces, animals, food/drinks
-Store your resin away from light in a room temperature location preferably in a dry, dark place, in between uses. Make sure the lid is screwed on properly as well.
-Some resin is food safe after a certain time, but most aren’t. Read your resin’s specifics. No resin is dishwasher or microwave safe though.
But the best piece of advice we have is….
Play around, experiment. test yourself and your limits, and create some beautiful handmade items!!!
Things you might hear beginning your resin journey…
CURE TIME=how long your piece takes to fully dry and harden (can be up to a month in some cases)
DEMOLD TIME=minimum time you need to wait before taking your resin out of the silicone mold
1:1 Mix Ratio=1 equal part resin and hardener, so for example if you wanted 200mL of resin to work with, you’d use 100mL resin & 100mL hardener
PPE-Personal Protective Equipment
-gloves (Nitrile is best)
-protected clothing and work surface
ALWAYS READ THE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS INCLUDED WITH YOUR EXPOXY TO ENSURE BEST RESULTS!!
-coasters & coaster sets
-teacher appreciation gift
-family trip memory piece
-flower preservation keepsake
-jewelry (bracelets, rings)
Dollar Tree is one of our favorite places to shop! I know we all hate that they have raised their price from $1 each item to now $1.25 an item, BUT good news is that they were able to bring in SO many new products because of this!
DT has quickly become a crafters paradise with everything ranging from their own version of popular Cricut tools (weeding tool, spatula, etc) to materials (cardstock, vinyl, leather, etc) and they have SO many options of blank items ready for you to personalize (from glassware to shirts & everything in between!).
If you can’t find a specific item in store, you may be able to order it online! Some of their products online require you to order in bulk (anywhere from 10 to 25 pieces minimum) but not everything is like that, so check out their website by clicking our affiliate link HERE!
We have gathered a list of our favorite Dollar Tree tools & separated them by categories!
Don’t see your favorite item on the list? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to the list! We will add more items as we find them!
- Piercing tool (Works great in place of the weeding tool)
- Roller Cutter (Make cutting your vinyl quick & easy!)
- Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks
- Embossing Tool (Perfect for making rolled flowers!)
- Sewing Needle Sets
- Craft Clamps (perfect for holding your rolls together while your cutting vinyl off a roll)
- Finger Protectors (perfect for when using hot glue gun to avoid burning your fingerprints off!)
- Cutting Mat
- Ruler/Tape Measure
- Glue & residue eraser (great for getting stubborn stickers off items)
- Wood Carving Tool Set
- Binder Clips (perfect for storing your mats on the wall)
- Slap Bracelets (perfect for keeping your vinyl rolls together and rolled tight
- Vinyl (Cutting tip: cut on BLUE MAT on “Washi sheet” setting on explore/maker machines, or “laser copy paper” on joy machine; use big bold letters & bigger shapes, avoid small lines & tiny letters)
- Faux Leather
- Foam Sheets
- Felt Sheets
- Iron-On Patches
- Glue (many different types)
- Yarn & Thread
- Storage Containers (many different shapes & sizes)
- Pencil & Brush organizer
- Tool boxes (perfect for holding craft tools)
- Nail Polish Remover Bottle (perfect for putting rubbing alcohol)
- Rubbing Alcohol (to fill your bottle)
- Cotton Rounds (for cleaning your projects before applying vinyl)
- Shower caddy (perfect for holding vinyl rolls!)
- Baby Snack Containers (perfect for your weeding scraps & works great getting the pieces off your weeding tool!)
- Squeeze bottles
- Holiday Items
- Burnish/Scraper tool
- Weeding tool
- Spatula Tool
- Clear Shelf Liner (used in place of transfer tape)
BLANK ITEMS (ready for personalization!)
- Glassware (cups, bowls, plates, casserole dishes)
- Cups, Mugs,
- Blank Shirts
- Blank Hats
- Blank Kitchen Items (Pizza pans, squirt bottles, napkin holders, plastic chopping mats, etc)
- Oven Mitts & Holders
- Wood items
- Blank Canvases
- Blank Metal Items (signs, round circles, etc)
- Backpacks, Purses, & Bags
- Pencil Holders/ School Supply items (notebooks, pencil cases, etc)
- Picture Frames
- Shadow Boxes (Most of these will have a design already on the front, just take some rubbing alcohol on a cotton round & gently wipe it away!)
- Blank Wreaths
- Blank Customizable Wreaths
Hello beautiful crafters!
Some of you may know us, some may not! We are Maci & Mark and together we make up”Mark Your Worth Creations”. We are just your ordinary couple who loves to craft! We are both very knowledgeable with tons of craft things from Cricut machines, woodburning, resin art, paper crafts, & much more! We hope this site will become your favorite Cricut & craft resource out there! Our hope is to teach everyone as much Cricut & craft related thinsg that we can, while filling everyones home with beautiful homeade decor items!
MEET THE MINDS BEHIND “MARK YOUR WORTH CREATIONS”
MARK Perez- Mark has always been very talented at artwork from drawing, sketching, even painting. He has extensive knowledge in marketing and business. He plans to obtain a business & marketing degree in the near future. Mark wants to take his knowledge of calligraphy, and drawing to everyone with the goal of helping everyone find their “true inner artist”!
Maci WORTH-Maci has always had a love for crafting starting at a young age making jewelry & painting. She is currently in college working towards a degree in mental health services. Maci has always been very skilled with technology, so she has decided to take her extensive knowledge about Cricut machines & crafts in general & that’s where the idea of this blog was born!
HOW WE BEGAN…
Our name was the product of hours of combining & playing around with our names, & finally, “Mark Your Worth” was born! We decided to create this business to make a better life for our family, which includes our five year old son, Noah. Together, we have taken our hobby and love for everything arts & crafts related, and that’s how this website, blog, & company truly started
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IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN MAKE IT!
Maci & Mark