Crafty Black Friday Deals

PostHEaderSit back, relax and enjoy not being pummeled with a toaster while you fight your way through the crazy Black Friday crowds. I’ve got a ton of deals for you that you can take advantage of from that trusty computer of yours. So get those wallets ready – or even better – forward this post to your mother, brother, husband, sister, friends as a gentle reminder about your crafty wishlist!

NOTE: This post will be updated throughout Thursday, November 27th – Monday, December 1st so check back to get all the deals as they become available! 


This deal is the best you’re gonna get on a Cricut Explore. It just is..and I’m not entirely sure how they are pulling it off, but I’m thinking you should take advantage now before someone in their financial department pulls the plug, LOL!

Now, you know how much I love the Cricut Explore, but if you need a reminder – be sure to check out THIS post about why you need an Explore in your life! If you’ve been chomping at the bit to grab up the Cricut Explore, they are offering some crazy good deals and you don’t need to worry about fending off the Walmart crowds or dwindling quantities.

  • The Deal: Three of the top selling Cricut Explore bundles (pictured above)  are available for $229.99 with the ability to save an additional $15 using the codes listed. Yeah – that’s $214.99 for some awesome bundles. Oh…and did I mention that there is Free Shipping!!

The Starter Bundle is my personal favorite bundle! It includes the scoring stylus, pens and deep cut blade with housing, which means you’ll have everything you need to write, score and cut tons of materials!

  • The Deets:  These deals are available Friday, November 28th – Monday, December 1


  • The Codes:  EXPLOREBFBLOG for $10 off your order AND CRICUTBF5 for $5 off orders over $50 made from AND FREESHIPNOV for free shipping on your order.



Amazon is offering the Cricut Explore Starter Kit for $199.99 – which includes Prime shipping! Quantities are limited on this item, though so if you miss out, you can still get a great deal on the Explore by jumping on one of the deals available through the Cricut website. Also – only the Starter Bundle is available for this price through Amazon. If you are interested in any of the other bundles, like the Bluetooth Bundle, the Cricut site is your best bet. Happy shopping.


Ellen Hutson is offering several deals to carry you through the holiday weekend – do you really don’t have any reason not to shop, right!?

  • The Deal: 20% off everything in stock
  • The Deets: Valid on Friday, November 28th from 12am PST – 7am PST
  • The Code: Use the code early2014 at checkout


  • The Deal: 15% off all in stock items
  • The Deets: Valid Friday, November 28th 7am PST – Monday, December 1st, 12am PST
  • The Code: Use the code anniv2014 at checkout


  • The Deal: 20% off any remaining items in stock
  • The Deets: Valid Monday, December 1 12am PST – 9am PST
  • The Codes: Use code cyber2014 at checkout


* In addition to all these chances to save, you can earn a free gift with your purchase of $75 (after discounts and shipping). The gift is an awesome die set designed by Julie Ebersole that is just too awesome for words!

Inspiration: I used a few of my favorite Ellen Hutson Essentials stamp sets to create these easy and quick cards.



  • The Link: Visit My Favorite Things Stamps 
  • The Deal: 30% off your entire order (excludes November release products, one coupon code per order andnot valid on previous purchases)
  • The Deets: Wednesday, November 26th – Monday, December 1st
  • The Codes: Use the code THANKS at checkout to save.
  • Inspiration: Find three of my very favorite MFTStamps projects HERE, HERE and HERE.



  • Baker’s Stock has 50% off your entire order of baker’s twine with code TWINE50


  • Pretty Pink Posh is offering 15% off your entire order of dies and sequins with the code friday15. This deal is availble from 6am-6pm PST while supplies last.


  • Lil Inker Designs is offering 25% off all dies and stamps with code BF2014. This deal is available on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th.


  • Mama Elephant is offering 10% off your entire order and free shipping on orders over $75.

Letterpress Recipe Card Gift Set

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Remember that recipe box we made last week? Well – you didn’t think it was empty did you!? I filled it up with some pretty handmade letterpressed recipe cards and tags that make for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite chef.  Now – there may be some of you who are a little skittish about the whole letterpress thing – so I’m here to show you just how easy it is…in sixty seconds! Here we go:

As you can see, letterpress is not terribly difficult at all and it gives such a beautiful, handmade look. I’m a little bit in love with it. Now, I can’t imagine that you’ll be letterpressing all of your recipe cards…in fact, you’ll probably just print your recipes out using your printer. But, then it comes to special holiday recipes, why not make them special and write them down and store them in your handmade Holiday Recipe Box.

Letterpress Recipe Cards


Letterpress Recipe Cards

Letterpress Recipe Cards



Toile 2014: Gifts for the Organized Crafter




I am ready to sign myself up as a traveling salesman for Urbio. No kidding. I think this system is the best. I use it in my new and improved Crib Meets Craft closet and love it. The modular design of the plates make this a great storage solution for crafters. If you have a Container Store in your area, take a look at the Urbio system and play with the different configurations. And, while you’re there you can take a look at some of my other favorite organizational solutions for crafters like the Linus Cabinet Organizers, which I use for organizing my stamps – or the Clear Shirt Drawers which are great for storing large spools of ribbon. To learm more about Urbio, you can take a peek at the installation video to see more of how this system works. Seriously – you should watch the video. Can you tell I’m a fan.


Erin Condren planners are probably very familiar to you. They are awesome. I love mine and I’m pretty sure you’ll love yours too – if you don’t already own one. They are colorful and come packed with tons of organizational accessories including stickers, personalized labels, a plastic zipper pencil holder, a perpetual calendar for keeping track of yearly events and interchangable laminated covers that can be customized with photos and your name…and THAT’S standard on these planners. When you take a look at all the add ons – there are even more options. I own a standard planner without any of the additional add on items, and I could not be happier with how jam packed it is with everything I need to stay organized all year long. With the new year upon us, you should probably take a look at Erin Condren !

These storage binders are just the smartest thing ever. They keep your metal dies tucked away yet incredibly easy to access. I love that I can label the spine and organize them like a library of books. I opt to organize similar dies together, even if they are from different manufacturers. This way, you make the most of your storage binders and it’s easier to remember exactly what you have available to you. The other plus is that Little B packages ALL of their dies in these storage binders. So if you order a Little B die set, it shows up at your door perfectly organized. Some of my favorite Little B dies are the Holiday Die Set, Bouquet Die Set, Boxes & Bows Die Set.

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You also have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Erin Condren by joining me in a little Instagram giveaway that I am hosting today! Just take a trip over to the Damask Love Instagram page to see how you can enter to win.

Easy Like Sunday Morning: No. 24

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Paper Punch Donut TagsProject-Ranking-FormatI’m a little pissed. There is nowhere to get a good donut in Miami. This is ridiculous…and yes, this  is the kind of important life-changing issue get me worked up. Donuts. Because that’s really matters in life. Donuts…and a good pair of black pumps.

I’m no stranger to donuts on this blog. We’ve made so many donuts up in here that I could probably open up shop, but something tells me that paper donuts aren’t big sellers. There were THESE …and then there were THESE…and today I’ve got another way to make donuts. Who knew there were so many ways?!

Today’s batch is about as simple as it gets. If you need a simpler way to create a paper donut, well I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe you should just go buy some. Let’s go.

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Paper Punch Donut Tags

My three beloved paper punches are all you need for this project – and of course a few sheets of cardstock.

  1. The 2.5″ Martha Stewart Circle Punch is one that I use all the time.
  2. A scalloped circle punch is another must have. I used it HERE to make daisies  and HERE to make cupcakes. So, it’s super versatile!
  3. Then there’s the essential 1″ circle punch. I use it for tags, polka dots and you should probably have one. Just trust me.


Easy Like Sunday Morning: Paper Punch Donut Tags

  1. Punch a 2.5″ circle from beige cardstock
  2. Punch a scalloped circle from white cardstock
  3. Adhere as shown
  4. Punch a 1″ circle in the center of both
  5. Use glitter glue to add sprinkles. As always, I suggest the Martha Stewart Iridescent Glitter Glues – they are the best.

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Once you add some Christmassy sprinkles, these little tags are ready for adding some sweetness to your holiday packaging. Of course, these can be used year round as well. Donuts, after all, are always a good idea, right?Easy Like Sunday Morning: Paper Punch Donut Tags

Easy Like Sunday Morning: Paper Punch Donut Tags


Toile in Review: Week 3


Another week of Toile is in the books and we still have more to go! I hope you’re enjoying all the projects and gift guides each week. As always, here’s a round up of this week’s projects all in one place for you…and if you keep scrolling you may just see your name amongst this week’s winners!CreativeBloggers

WeeksWinnersAnother week of winners! Each winner has been contacted, but let’s send a big congrats out to Carmen who won the “Blogging is my Jam” tee from Jossie Posie and to Angi who will receive the blogger resource library from Chronicle Books, which includes Blog Inc., Craft Inc., and the Craft Inc., Planner! Kimberly is going to receive the Jo Totes Camera Bag (yay!) and Mary has won the Seattle Chocolate Company prize package! Last, but not least, congrats to Evette who will receive a prize package from Add A Little Dazzle! Phew – another big week of winners and if you can believe it, there is still one more week to go!

If you haven’t already entered to win the Cricut Explore - you still have a few days – and be sure to stay close to Damask Love this week because there are some AWESOME and exclusive Cricut Explore Black Friday deals that you will not want to miss.

Finally, be sure to grab up your Let’s Make a Date stamp set! They are almost gone – I can’t believe how quickly they are selling! I’ll be sharing more calendar projects in the coming weeks and with the new year upon us, it’s a great set for handcrafting gifts for friends.


Let’s Make a Date Stamp Set