Shop Updates

Hey ya’ll! I really hope you all had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend quality time with the ones you loved. I want to post some HomemadeKraft shop updates because January is going to be a weird month for us. So here goes:

  • We will not be accepting custom orders in the month of January (so sorry!).
  • Printed inserts will only be available until January 16, 2016. They will return in February.
  • The shop will be completely closed from January 24-Feb 8, 2016.
  • When the shop reopens we will be releasing some new items, so stay tuned for those!

We are putting all these in place because HomemadeKraft will be going on their honeymoon!!! OMG, we are sooo excited. We opted not to have a wedding (just spent the day together in DC) so we are treating ourselves to a much needed vacation!

To say thank you for all of our followers and customers for their patience and for your patronage we would like to offer 25% off your HomemadeKraft order (min. $5). This is the perfect time to restart your life and get organized with new planner inserts! Just use code: HKJOY25 during checkout. This coupon is not valid on previous orders or custom orders. This coupon will be valid Jan 1-3, 2016.

Happy New Year!!!

2016 Yearly Freebie!

I am sooo ready for 2016 to start! 2015 was pretty difficult for me until the last few months and life is good! I want to keep up the momentum! I have so much planned for HomemadeKraft in 2016 and cannot wait to share it with you all (also, we’re going on our honeymoon, woo!).

To help get ready for the New Year I wanted to create this freebie of the year to have in your planner. 2015-12-19 13.50.22

Each file comes with months that start on Sunday and Monday so you can choose which you prefer! If you print any of our freebies, please tag us on Instagram @homemadekraft. We love seeing your planners!

A5 2016 Yearly Freebie

A6 2016 Yearly Freebie

Personal 2016 Yearly Freebie

Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays to all!

Thanks for stopping by!

A6 Freebie

I recently received my very first A6 sized planner from Gillio and I think I have found planner peace! Here is my decked out A6 Epoca Grey planner for the holidays!

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OMG! I really think this is the perfect size for on the go planning as well as planning at home. It is basically a miniature version of the A5. It is shorter but wider than Personal size giving you plenty of room to write. Here is a comparison photo of Personal (left) versus A6 (right) in our 2016 Vertical Layout, which you can find here.

personal vs a6

I’ve been getting and seeing a lot of questions about the A6 and how it compares, which is why I wanted to do this post, BUT I also thought this would be a perfect opportunity for a Freebie. So why not an A6 weekly Freebie to test out this AMAZING size!!! Here is what the freebie looks like and you can download the PDF below to print on Letter size paper. Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, ask below or send me a convo on Etsy: HomemadeKraft.  Tag me on Instagram if you use the Freebie!! @homemadekraft

A6 freebie image

A6 WO2P Freebie

 

Holiday Kits!

Hey there! Just a few minutes ago, our holiday kits went live! If you purchased a kit last year you will notice that the colors are the same, but the layout is totally different! Also, we are only offering these kits as a Printed item instead of a download.

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The kits include Month on one page for December, Shopping list, To Do list, Mailing List, Menu planning sheet, Coupon/sales tracker, gift list, note pages, Christmas Day schedule, 2067 Goals sheet and matching sticker sheets. You can check out the kit here!

Free Columbus Day Printable

With the holidays right around the corner (boo, can’t I enjoy fall longer!?) I thought a purchase tracker would be the perfect freebie!

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I do the majority of my shopping online, so this was perfect to keep track of incoming packages and make sure I didn’t forget about any. I have several sizes below but as always if you need a different size, just send me a message on Etsy here. Hope everyone is enjoying their Columbus Day in the States!

A5 Punched

Personal Punched

A6 Punched

Midori Standard

Midori Personal

New Shop Policies

Ok, I know, I know! I really need to get better at posting here more frequently. I’m pretty much starting over now because I have great news! I will be working with my Etsy shop full time now! I have this amazing opportunity, something I would have never thought possibly when I opened my shop two years ago! I still can’t believe the support and love I have received. I wanted this post to be about my new policies for the shop as well as touch on some old policies.

New Policy # 1: Shop Hours

Since I will be working full time with my Etsy shop, I will be available to answer messages and work on orders from 8AM-6PM EST (GMT-4) on Monday-Friday. I will no longer be working on Etsy on Saturday or Sunday (I need a break). Please do not think I am being rude, but I am setting a set schedule for myself so that I don’t burn out or get overwhelmed.

Newish Policy #2: Custom Orders

I have accepting custom orders infrequently while working full time before. I will be accepting custom orders full time from now on. The starting price for a custom order/change to downloads or printed items will be $1 extra. This is just the starting price. I will always discuss pricing with you right away from now on.

Old Policy: Refunds

When it comes to digital downloads, like every other store, we can’t give refunds. I will always work with you if you need printing help but buyer’s need to be aware of what they are buying. All items can be sorted by size on the left side of the shop. I’ve attached a screen shot of this as well:

Size filter

Also, I highly recommend anyone who is interested in purchasing my files to print, do a test print with any of the free files I offer on this blog. One of which can be found here.  Just search for freebie.

One of the biggest problems I see in incorrect printing is not having your print settings set to “Actual Size”. Printing instructions can be found here and I am more than willing to try to help anyone get it right, even the freebies. Just shoot me a message on Etsy. Another common issue is the “household printer”. Many home printers and even small business printers will print items crooked and will not line up perfectly. In fact many printers have a margin of error of about .25 inches! This is not a problem with my files…its a common printer problem…don’t believe me, Google it. I’m really not trying to blame anyone here, but it sucks when you get yelled at on the internet because “your files are awful”. I’m trying to be honest and tell everyone that printers are not perfect. Again, just test a freebie to see if you are ok with how your printer prints my files. All of my downloads can be printed by me and shipped to your house if you don’t want to deal with all of this.

Hopefully, I didn’t upset anyone or come off as a snob. I really want to get these policies out there since changes can always be frustrating.

Thanks!

News No One Ever Wants To Hear

This is not a normal post for me. Yesterday, my sister’s family was involved in a terrifying accident. Her father in law and brother in law were involved in a head on collision while out riding. Both members will need to go through several rounds of surgery and her brother in law is in serious condition. I’m posting here to ask for any donations for these surgeries. My sister’s father in law is the main provider of the family and any donation will lift the burden this family faces. My sister setup a gofundme account here. If you cannot donate please offer a prayer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Shop News! Printing Is Back!

HomemadeKraft Etsy shop is back open to print orders for planenr inserts. I’ve updated all print listings so they have a different background than the digital listings. Also, all print listings now come with the option to choose Midori Personal as a print size! This is the same booklet setup as a regular Midori but in Personal size (3.75×6.75). This is becoming a REALLY popular size, cute and compact but still room to write. Anything in my shop can be printed and I’ll even print my freebies for you (regular print fees apply), just shoot me an email if you don’t see a listing for the item you want.

On July 1, 2015, I will again be accepting custom orders. I work a full time job so I can only take on so many custom orders at a time. I apologize for any inconvenience! Thanks so much for following my blog and checking out my Etsy shop.

Freebie Friday 6/19/15

It’s Friday, it’s Friday! That means, freebies! This freebie can really be used any way that you want. Each file includes a menu sheet plus three different grid sheets that include gorgeous flowers from GrafikBoutique. Here is a picture of how I used them as a planner for the past few days. The stamps are from Studio L2E and the Date Night sticker is from ObsessedWithCute, both of which you can find on Instagram.

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Here is what the layout looks like without all of the writing/stamps/stickers

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These will also match a previous Freebie, the Day on One Page found here. If you use my freebies, please post a picture and tag me on Instagram @homemadekraft

As always, if you would like a different size file, shoot me an email at homemadekraft@gmail.com

A5 (5.75×8.25)

Personal Ringed (3.75×6.75)

Midori Regular (4.33×8.25)

Field Notes (3.5×5.5)

Printing instructions can be found here

Thanks for stopping by!