Custom Engraving, Sublimation and Trophies

We are still a Full Awards & Trophy Shop for our local customers. Also, Full Color sublimation and Custom Engravings. Call us at 704-325-9827 or email us below.

We are available on most Saturdays-Please call for availability.

100's of High Quality Mylar Stencils available!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2 BIG Tips on Smoking a Turkey -Juicy!

As with many folks, we smoke our bird outside every year. Since we are avid meat and cheese smokers all year long, we have made a bunch of errors over the years. We now get it right every time!  We use charcoal and fruit wood. I suggest never using heavy smoke wood on poultry like hickory. You can use just wood, propane, pellets or an electric smoker. We have used a Pit Barrel Smoker the last couple of years and it works great. They also have a turkey hanging attachment that is pretty cheap and well worth it.  Even if you still cook inside, the 1st BIG tip is BRINE your bird from 8-24 hours ahead.(Thaw it in the refrigerator first). The brine I use is Kosher salt, apple juice and a few spices. Do not use regular table salt. This one step will ensure your Turkey is moist when you carve it.You can use a large cooler to accomplish this. Be sure to use plenty of ice so your bird stays cool. Also, if you decide to smoke, this process is low heat 235 - 250 so you cannot stuff your bird as it will not cook properly. I usually cut up an apple and place inside. Use a water pan if your smoker has one or you can use just any pan with water to keep the smoker moist. After you pull the bird from the brine, pat it dry. You can now add a rub of your liking if you wish. (We do this but it is optional). Just Google "Poultry Rubs" if you are interested. This year we are during a maple syrup mop so we are using that to adhere the rub. If you just need something to get your rub to stick, try EVOO. It is not necessary to use a mop for your bird, but if you choose to, about every hour after 3 should be fine. The 2nd BIG tip is do not rely on the pop up thermometer that is in your Turkey. It is almost always wrong and you will overcook your bird! You need to cook to 165 degrees, no more no less. Some people allow the bird to rest to redistribute the juices. It will also continue to cook during this time so if you pull it off at more than 165 by the time you carve and serve the result will likely not be what you are going after. An electronic food thermometer is what I use for this. Here is an example You can also use a candy one if you have to, but I really rely on my quick read! There are obviously many ways to do a Turkey on a smoker and a quick search will give you hundreds of options. In my opinion, no matter which ones you select, these 2 tips are the most important for success. 

Thanks for reading, being a customer/friend and have a Great Holiday! 

PS: If you want to give the best grilling accessory this Holiday season, we sell fully engraved with your chosen wording the USA made Billy Bar. Cleans grates, move charcoal baskets and tons more. No bristles to get in your food! At $20 (local pickup) it is a great stocking stuffer. Email me if you want one!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Football Season

What better way to get into the spirit of supporting your favorite team than creating something yourself?

Build community with other fans and impress your friends with imaginative creations, easily made with our stencils.

These stencils are only a selection of what we have available in our store.

We have just introduced a field stencil and goal post cake toppers, that together make a pretty cool cake for any football-themed party.

To see more pictures like this, follow our Instagram! @tcrcrafts

There's also a short video on our YouTube channel explaining how to make the cake!

You should also like and follow our Facebook page to get more regular updates.

The possibilities are limited only by your own inspiration.

We always take recommendations if you don't see something you need for your brainchild. Just email us at to explain what you need.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Name Badges

Need a name tag? Give us a call or drop an email. We have metal, plastic, engraved and full color. Magnetic Back or Pin. Custom shapes available as well.Made in the USA! Cornelius, NC to be specific!Shop Local!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Get geared up for Independence Day this July with some must-have products!

Use our stencils for decorating!

Be a pro at the BBQ with a custom Billy Bar!

Or buy any number of our star fields to make your own American Flag. Pair it with our Stripe Marker for easy, accurate placement.

Tip: Use our FREE US G-Spec Star Field Size Calculator to determine what size flag you need for your purposes. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Memorial Day and then Father's Day

On May 28th, we have Memorial Day coming up. We have some perfect stencils for honoring our troops on Memorial Day. 

Remember those who served and who are lost to us with the POW * MIA stencil.

 Or remember those who were wounded or killed with the KIA * WIA stencil.

Later in June, Father's day is coming up on the 17th. This is our opportunity to thank our fathers for what they've done for us. Why not thank them with a personalized gift?

We have a Billy Bar that is $20 with free engraving and local pickup. Made in the USA, and lasts a long time. No wire bristles to fall off, and it makes cleaning the grill quick and easy!

We also have two different bottle openers with custom engraving and local pickup. Call or email for details. This mounted bottle opener makes it quick and easy, and you don’t need to go searching for a hand one. It collects the bottle caps (one with a container, one with a magnet) so you don’t have to worry about dropping them. It also makes a neat decoration, when not in use!

Contact us through email or by calling us (704) 325-9827 for details about our custom engraved local pickup options!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mother's Day

May 13th is Mother's Day this year. If you would like to give a unique thoughtful gift a personalized cutting board may be right for you. The one that is engraved in this picture has a recipe written out by my wife's Grandmother. Many times if an ink written recipe is available a scan can be made and the image can be laser engraved on a cutting board. You could also pick a phrase or message of your own. Our cutting boards are solid maple or cherry. Prices start at just $24 and includes text engraving. (Logo's or other complicated work may require a set up fee)

Give us a call or email now!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018