Thursday, October 19, 2017

Daniel Smith Demo in Bonney Lake


Saturday October 28 we are having a Daniel Smith Demonstration from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
This is a FREE event.
Learn what makes Daniel Smith stand out among all the watercolor painting brands on the market. The paints are professional grade with vibrant color for those who love watercolor painting.



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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Get Ready For Halloween Kit Giveaway



We are getting close to Halloween and this week our Win It Wednesday Giveaway is perfect for the holiday! We are giving away a pumpkin carving kit with a book containing 10 patterns, one multi-colored LED Pumpkin Light, four Ruby Red Face and Body Paints, and one large Boo Mug perfect for coffee or tea. The retail value of this giveaway is $35.00 and you will have everything you need to carve your pumpkin and paint faces for Trick-o-treating.

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A winner will be announced on Facebook on Thursday October 19, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void. Please be prepared to show photo identification.




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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Friday, October 13, 2017


Happy Friday the 13th!

Today only, you will receive $13.00 off when you spend $50.00 or more on regular priced merchandise. Please mention this post to your cashier for promotional discount.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

National Childhood Hunger Fundraiser



Shine The Light On Hunger this October with Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop in Bonney Lake, Wa.
We are hosting a month-long Childhood Hunger Fundraiser.
During the month of October, each customer that donates $10 or more to our Childhood Hunger fundraiser will receive a free lantern as our thank you gift. The entire donation amount goes directly to feeding local children!
While supplies last. Limit 1 per household please. Lantern retail value $24.99.




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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Win A DIY Metal Box Sign


We are giving away one 10"x18" metal box sign and one "Good to be home" vinyl. This is a super easy project that will look great in any home. The regular retail value of this giveaway is $29.98.

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A winner will be announced on Facebook on Thursday October 12, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void. Please be prepared to show photo identification.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DIY Happy Fall Banner with Carta Bella Papers


 Linda made this banner for a store display and she typed up step by step directions for our customers.


Happy Fall Banner

·         Carta Bella Hello Fall Papers, 1 each:
Family Time, Fall Forest, Cozy Fall, Fall Foliage, 3 x 4 Journaling cards  (by the scrapbook desk)
·         Carta Bella Hello Fall Enamel Phrases    (in front of scrapbook desk)              
·         1 – 12x12 brown cardstock     (back wall scrapbooking)             
·         2 – 8.5x11 spun gold specialty card stock  (back wall scrapbooking)                
·         Echo Park A Perfect Autumn Embossing Folder  (in front of scrapbook desk                
·         Paper Accents 8 Chipboard Maple Leaf Pkg   (fall /Halloween craft area)                
·         Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag Album  (color aisle scrapbooking)                           
·                              ribbon     (floral)        
                                                                                                                         
Things I used that I had in my craft stash:
·         Big Shot Machine to use embossing folder (or machine you have that can emboss with)
·         Banner Punch Board for the front printed & spun gold cardstocks (I use this punch  board all the time...it's a GREAT investment...it makes 3 different banner styles...that said, if you are not ready to invest in this yet, I would suggest making a template that you can trace on each piece and cut out by hand
·         Paper Cutter...I have more than one of these...use them ALL the time, but you can use a ruler, pencil and scissors & get the job done if you must
·         Corner Rounder...A simple punch that rounds corners for you...use it SO often!
·         Inks to color the maple leaves (red, yellow, orange, and green)....you could just as easily use markers, colored pencils, or paints...check your stash!
·         Crop-a-dile (it is a hole punch and eyelet setter that is a GREAT investment.  I use mine A LOT.  The beauty of it is that you can punch through so many more surfaces with it...seriously...aluminum cans, thick chipboard, and it doesn't hurt your hand!!!...you can use a regular hole punch if that is what you have on hand)
·         Scissors 
·         Adhesive (I used scor tape, my tape runner, and pop up foam pcs.)
·         Stickles (I used a very tiny amount of platinum stickles on the leaves)
·         Gold nylon ribbon (check your ribbon stash!)
 

This is what you do:

·         Take a picture of the banner on your phone.. easier to see & follow along this way
·         Front banner, cut:
                    2 pcs. Fall Forest (using plaid side up) 3  5/8  x 8  ¼
                    2 pcs. , same measurement, Fall Foliage (using  1 red side up, 1 striped side up)
                    1 pc. each, same measurement, Cozy Fall (plaid side up) and Family Time (orange
                     side up)
                  Brown 12 x 12 cardstock to 6 pcs. that are each  3  ¼  x 6 inches
                  Spun Gold cardstock to 6 pcs. that are each 3  3/8  x 7 inches
                  Journaling cards (DO NOT cut them all out as you will use the other side of this
                            paper on the back side of the banner in a larger size than the smaller journal
                            cards)... 1. the owl plaid in an oval, 2. Feels like fall, 3. Autum leaves and
                            pumpkins please, 4. Autumn Pumpkins Falling leaves Harvest time, 5. Pumpkin
                            spice and everything nice, and 6. hello Autumn
·         Emboss the spun gold pieces using the Echo Park Happy Fall embossing folder
·         Banner cut bottoms of appropriate pieces, refer to your photo
·         Corner round appropriate pieces, refer to your photo
·         Adhere your pieces, refer to your photo...the brown cardstock is “offset”...it does not make a “border” all the way around your spun gold embossed piece.  I left about ¼ ' rim on the left side and them lined up my un-bordered right side with the right side of my ivory album tag.
·         Stick on the enamel phrases in appropriate places, refer to photo
·         Adhere  journal cards in appropriate places, using pop up foam pieces, refer to photo
·         Color your leaves on both sides with your choice of media...add stickles if desired, set aside to dry if needed
·         Hole punch your album tags on each side, refer to photo
·         Hole punch your leaves, one hole to each leaf, refer to photo (I didn't always punch the same spot on the leaves)
·         Cut your gold nylon ribbon(or ribbon you have on hand) to about 9 feet, no I didn't measure exactly by looking at it, that seems about right.  This allows for a couple feet on both ends of the banner so that you can have enough to hang the banner up. Leave more if desired.  Feed the ribbon from the front side so that the ribbon is on the back side of the banner, leaving about 1” to 1 ½ “ in between ivory tags and making sure to do one leaf in between for the middle dangling leaf part. ( I connected the rest of the leaves to the first one after this step using my gold nylon ribbon)
·         Connect the rest of the leaves where they go, refer to photo
·         Cut your   ribbon into 14 pieces fairly equal in length...if I did my math correctly, they would be about 7 ½ “ each....just sayin'...if.....  The fun stuff about this ribbon is that it curls when you use your scissors like you do with any curling ribbon! Tie and curl where they go...you got it...refer to photo....
·         Back banner, cut 6 pieces from your left-over cut printed cardstocks to 3”x7” pcs.; and adhere
·         Hang up and ENJOY your beautiful Happy Fall Banner!!!!



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253-862-6822


       

Monday, October 9, 2017

DIY Costumes? We Can Help!


Creative costumes are easy with help from your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts.


We carry quality face paint that is hypo-allergenic, vegan and safe for the children. We also have face painting books with step-by-step instructions that will teach you to themed face decor.

Ruby Red Face and Body Paints are a popular item for theaters, face painters and parents looking to create their child's special costume.




Create tutus and other costumes with our Halloween printed tulle. Pair with a cute Izzy and Owie baby leggings outfit for an adorable baby costume.


Steampunk goggles, masks and hats make it easy to create your unique costume that can be used for Halloween and events.


We now carry Dreamy Dress-Ups - we have masks and wings in children and adult sizes.



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253-862-6822
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Ornamentally Yours 2017 Event



It is that time of year again - we are kicking off our annual Ornamentally Yours Make and Takes this Saturday, October 7, 2017! Stop by our store from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to make an ornament. The price will vary each week depending on the project, and will include all supplies needed. Come each week to create ornaments and fun memories with your family.

October 7th Ornament, $4.00 each






October 14th Ornament, $3.00 each





October 21st Ornament, $6.00 each





October 28th Ornament, $3.00





November 4th Ornament, $5.00 each





November 11th Ornament, $5.00 each



November 18th Ornament, $4.00 each



November 25th Ornament, $4.00 each




December 2nd Ornament, $3.00 each




December 9th Ornament, $4.00 each




December 16th Ornament, $3.00 each




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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank You Gifts for Our Customers

Customer Appreciation Day October 7, 2017 is going to be a great day in Bonney Lake!
We appreciate our customers and their loyal patronage of our local store and can't wait to throw an extravaganza to show it.


We are handing out raffle tickets for a $500 store gift card, PLUS raffling off four $25 gift certificates and a mega craft basket.

We will have a craft demonstration of Ken Oliver Color Burst from 11-3pm.

There is a 40% coupon to use Saturday on a regular priced item.


Click here to print coupon.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Birch LED Candle Giveaway

We are giving away a set of two Birch LED candles - a perfect Fall decoration in any style of home.


To participate in our October 4th Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish. (This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.)
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A winner will be announced on Facebook on Thursday October 5, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void. Please be prepared to show photo identification.




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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com