Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Crazy about Vinyl

I just love using the vinyl words. They are so easy to use. I have made a couple samples for the store that I just wanted to share with all of you. I know they are both Halloween ones, but this is my favorite time of year. There is a project sheet for the paint can it is on our website but you can access it by clicking th link below. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Make a messenger bag out of plastic bags

This was found at and we had to share it with you. This is a super cool idea for all those left over plastic bags you have sitting around. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

World Cardmaking Day!

World Card Making Day is Saturday Oct. 6th. To celebrate we are hosting a card making contest! Enter your handmade cards Oct 1st - 5th, at Customer Service, for a chance to win a Crafts Direct gift card! We will award a $25.00 gift card to the winners of each category. All cards will be displayed in the store on World Card Making Day and also on our blog as we receive them. Make sure to stop in the store on Oct. 6th to vote on your favorites! For more information on what you can do to celebrate visit the World Card Making Day website!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Get paid to CRAFT!

Crafts Direct is looking for talented crafters to help us with our store samples! There is just so much to do we can't keep up, that is where you come in. We provide the materials and we will pay you in gift cards for your hard work. We are looking for high quality craftsmanship since we will be selling them after a period of time so be prepared to show us a few examples of your work. If this is something that you are interested in you can drop off your contact information and a list of the crafts that you enjoy doing. If you can, also include pictures of your examples otherwise we can just give you a call and schedule a time for you to come in and show off your goodies! You can also email your information to We are still looking for knitting and crochet instructors, if that is something that interests you please fill out an application at Customer Service. We hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Happy Birthday John!

Hard at work on his birthday, Crafts Direct owner John is handing out fliers in preparation for the Little Falls Craft Sale this weekend! Make sure you stop in to tell him Happy Birthday today!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Crazy for Vinyl!

I wanted to give a big congratulations out to all of our winners last week from the seminars! We are hoping to have more seminars in the future so if you missed them, keep your eyes peeled! I have a fun project idea to share today! It would be great for a fireplace mantel or shelf and you can customize it to the decor of your home.
SUPPLIES: 1 - 4X6 frame, 3 - 5X7 frames, 2 - 8X10 frames, 3 - 12X12 scrapbook papers, "family" vinyl set. DIRECTIONS: 1. Begin by cutting out your scrapbook papers according to the size of your frame (1 - 4X6, 3 - 5X7, 2 - 8X10). Place your decorative paper inside each frame the way you would a photo. 2. Adhere the vinyl to the outside of the glass on your frame using the directions in your vinyl package. (Adhering it to the outside gives it a more 3 dimensional look when it is displayed.) 3. When displaying your frames, stagger the letters to add to the 3 dimensional feel. There are tons of options with this project to make it your own, you can use different styles and colors of frames. You can also hang the frames on your wall and add photos of your family around the phrase. Check out our vinyl display at our store for all the supplies you need to get started!