Friday, November 30, 2007

Card Chaos

Check out these adorable cards that were made at the last Card Chaos Class! I can't decide which one is my favorite (but it's probably one of the penguin ones.) I wanted to post these pictures to inspire all of you to make your own cards, and also to encourage you to sign up for our Card Chaos Classes. We have two of them scheduled in January- Visit our events section of our website for more information.

Cricut USB Cable

The USB Cable is an addition for the Cricut Machine to make it compatible with a computer. Many people have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this product & I am happy to share Crafts Direct will have them by Christmas!!! The estimated ship date is Dec. 7th. So add it to your wish list and point your shoppers to Crafts Direct!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Day after Thanksgiving TWO DAY SALE!

Click here for a super sneak peek at our Day after Thanksgiving ad! Plan your shopping extravaganza early and get in on our great door buster sales between 7:00 - 11:00am.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Mini Album!!

I hope you all have fun plans for Thanksgiving this week! I wanted to share an idea with you to capture the memories from the holiday! It is another super cute mini book by our expert sample maker Nicole using Basic Grey's chipboard bracket album. Have a great Turkey Day!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide & Party Planner

We have teamed up with Style Magazine to bring you a Holiday Gift Guide and Party Planner! It is filled with holiday checklists to keep you organized plus project ideas and recipes! It is definitely a must to get you through the holidays without the stress. You can find it in the latest issue of Style Magazine or pick it up for free at our store!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

All Day Scrap is ALL NEW!

Our monthly All Day Scrap is coming up on Saturday the 17th but it's not the same old All Day Scrap anymore. For $20 you can enjoy 7 full hours of scrapbooking fun (9:30am - 4:30pm)! Lunch will be provided, along with snacks all day. Those who would like to continue scrapbooking after 4:30 are invited to use the classroom until 8pm. Prizes will be awarded for completed pages, best layout and of course plenty of door prizes. Make sure to sign up and reserve your spot for Saturday the 17th at Customer Service! For more information on upcoming classes check out our events calendar on our website!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Give your tree a little GLAM this year with some glitter! Check out this project to take your everyday plain bulbs that you already own and turn them into new and fresh ornaments for the season.
• clear or plastic ornaments
• glitter of your choice
• double sided tape
• self adhesive rhinestones
(we used Kaiser scrapbooking
• your choice of ribbons
• wedge sponge or foam brush
• tacky craft glue
1. Prepare your ornament
by wiping the outside with
a damp cloth and letting it
dry. If your ornament is colored
make sure you choose a color
that is similar to the color of
glitter you have chosen. Place
a newspaper on your work surface to catch excess glitter.
2. If you choose to have a stripe of glitter begin by placing your double sided tape
onto your bulb in the areas you want the glitter to stick. Shake the desired color of glitter
onto your newspaper then roll the taped portion of your bulb in the glitter. This will
create a clean line for your glitter to adhere to.
3. To fill the remainder of your bulb with glitter cover the areas with craft glue using a
foam brush or wedge sponge to get an even application. Sprinkle glitter onto the glued
portion of the bulb before the glue has dried. Make sure to sprinkle on a lot of glitter
so all the spots will be fully covered.
4. Accent your stripe using self adhesive rhinestones evenly spaced along the
edge of the stripe you created.
5. Hang your ornament using coordinating ribbon, we used 2 different ribbons to
add variety.
For more project ideas visit our website!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Holiday Open House

Happy Monday Morning! I wanted to give everyone a heads up about this weekend if you haven't heard already...Saturday is our Holiday Open House! You definitely don't want to miss it because we will have FREE tasty treats from Coyote Moon Grill, if you were here last year you know how amazing their food is! We also will have three chances to get in on our Holiday Seminar (10am, 12pm, & 2pm). We will be making holiday ornaments and cards using Cosmo Crickets new Be Good line. Make sure you sign up soon because our morning seminar is already almost filled up! To get signed up go to Customer Service with your $2.00 donation to our local food shelf. Here is a peak at what you will be making!

Friday, November 2, 2007

{note} worthy journal

I am in love! I just had to share this super cute journal that one of our talented customers made for the store. Her name is Nicole and she rocks! You can be inspired by more of her work by checking out her personal blog. This journal will definitely get your ideas rolling on how to create personal handmade gifts for the holidays for friends and family. The journal was made using the KAISERCRAFT tabbed journal and makingmemories new line {note} worthy (one of my favorites right now). The new line comes not only with coordinating double sided paper but tons of fun embellishments to match. If you want to see it up close and personal come and give us a visit at the store!