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Your source for craft ideas and inspiration in a community of like-minded people. It's free to blog on iCraftGifts.com, and any member can open their own blog. Guest bloggers are welcome too. All you need to do is register with a Community Member Account. All posts are moderated. Be sure to check out our Blogging Guidelines before you begin.


Hello everyone - this is Rachele from Shellys Handmade Creations and this is my first blog post.

I consider my life like an unfinished book with chapters written and chapters to be written. For most of my working life, I have always worked in the Corporate America environment. As a young woman, I enjoyed the opportunities to earn my own money and help my family financially in the hometown I grew up in. I was... Read more
Promo tools are a section in your iCraft account that can be used to make promoting your iCraft store on your social media fees, and on your website or blog easier and automated. So it is one less thing you need to think about! Below is a break down of what is in the Promo Tools section on your iCraft store and how to use them.

1. Social feeds

Social feeds allow you to post your product updates, store... Read more
Hello Everyone!

​I am excited to become a part of the iCraft community and share my passion with other fellow crafters. This week I finally had a few items ready to post for my Grand Opening . Check it out - The Cotton Threadz

As you all know, taking good photos and writing good descriptions takes time, and I do best when I know I am not going to be interrupted.

​I have a very hectic life and... Read more
Before you start on your 3d printing journey you have to accept a couple of things up front .

You have to be ok with fixing issues all the time, having prints fail, spending a lot of time on Youtube watching troubleshooting videos and being open to learning on the daily. There's a learning curve for sure but after a month or so if you're dedicated to learning the ins and outs you'll be well on your... Read more
For part 3 of our How to Increase your iCraft Sale Series we’re looking at using sales and coupon codes in different ways to encourage shop sales.

Sales:

A good way to encourage purchases is by having something on sale all times. This is because having at least one product in your shop on sale means it will always appear in iCraft sale section, which is a frequently checked section of the iCraft... Read more
For part 2 of our iCraft Sale Series we’re focusing on the basics, optimizing your listings! This is where it all begins! Here our are top tips for optimizing your search-ability on iCraft and other external search engines.

Photo from iCraft sellers shop Country Roads Pyrography

Titles:

Product listings with good descriptive key word terms in the title and product description go in to specific... Read more
Problem - My 3d printer will not extrude filament.

1. The hot end nozzle is too close to the print bed not allowing the filament to flow.

Solution- adjust the bed level down to allow filament to flow.

2. The filament spool and a snag therefore not feeding filament through the extruded.

Solution- inspect your filament roll for snags. Always secure loose filament through the keep holes

on the spool when not in... Read more
We often get asked how to increase your sales on iCraft so we decided to create a blog series with our best tips! There are a multitude of ways to increase traffic and sales but for this installation of the series we will be focusing on the home page and how to get on it.

For context the homepage is the first page of our website that visitors see when they head to our website: https://icraftgifts.com

Therefore... Read more
If you are interested in how a 3d printed cosplay prop is created, follow along to see how a full size prop is created from start to finish. Follow the evolution. This isnt a step by step instructional guide, more of a visual stage by stage of the creation.

(Full size cosplay prop - The Magmagat from Call of Duty Black Ops 4)

First thing you have to do is print your body sections. Depending on the size of your... Read more
Pinterest is a great free way to promote your crafted products and for many is a top traffic referral to their product listings or websites.

With a little bit of time and planning and by utilizing our 5 best Pinterest tips below I am sure you will become an avid pinner as well!

Screenshot from free group board website PINGROUPIE

1. Join Group Boards

Joining Pinterest group boards puts your pins in front of... Read more



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