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THE FIELD GUIDE: SURVIVING BLACK FRIDAY INFOGRAPHIC!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to pull off a successful Black Friday shopping day? Or are you the type that camps out in front of Target each year to get that killer deal on a new plasma TV? Either way, whether it’s your first time braving the crowds, or if you’re simply looking to hone your skills, below is a field guide that we think will help you get in, get what you need, and get out this Black Friday.




DIY FOIL STAMPING!

This diy comes from www.thedesignercoop.net .  Now go out there and make something!





I’ve had many requests to know how I am able to add custom foils to my projects. The good news is that it’s pretty easy if you have the right tools, or at least have access to them. The basic principle to this technique is that these special foil sheets will transfer onto laser printer toner through heat and pressure. Beyond that it can get a little tricky.


Tools needed (clockwise starting with the artwork):
- Artwork
- Carrier Board
- Heat Gun or Hairdryer
- Small Laminator
- Foil transfers
All of the above can be purchased from PulsarProFX. Tell him John sent you and he’ll… have no idea who I am. If you don’t have access to a small laminator or for some reason don’t want to drop $130 on getting one then you can try using a clothes iron. I’ve never tried it myself but I’ve heard of people doing it with varying levels of success. There are also other items for sale on the site that don’t apply to this tech…

SPICY GINGER CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!

SPICY GINGER CHRISTMAS COOKIES







Spicy traditional German Christmas cookies ( Pfeffernüsse) , but they look so sweet :). Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with an amazing aroma of ginger, anise and pepper. However, immediately after baking - quite hard, soften after a week. Do not reduce the amount of fresh pepper in particular - is the hallmark ... The recipe comes from a German blog.

Ingredients for about 48 pieces: 80 g butter100 g molasses100 g of sugarhalf a teaspoon of ground gingerhalf a teaspoon of freshly ground anisea little less than half a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper250 g of wheat flourpinch of baking soda
For frosting: 80 g icing sugarabout 1 tbsp lemon juice

For a small pot add butter, molasses, sugar and spices, bring to a boil, then download it from the burner. Add flour and baking soda, mix quickly. Cool down cake. Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge overnight.