Wednesday, April 30, 2008

--The Candy Bar--

Come in and check out our FUN new idea for Brides. The "Candy Bar" can be created by using our apothacary glass, ribbons and rub-ons stickers. Be creative in adding your own unique touch with candies that accent your wedding colors. Each container can have its own style, fitting your "tastes".

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Letter Centerpieces

These centerpieces add a look of spring or summer to any table. Mirrored letters add a personal touch through the use of initials for the bride and groom or last name. The use of sand, moss and flowers make it look like a miniature garden great for any special occasion. Check out the project sheet for additional information.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Vinyl is HOT!

Vinyl is something that we've had in the store for a while now, but people are thinking of all kinds of new ways to use it. It can be put on so many different surfaces, here's a few that we've tried: canvas, mirrors, wood, glass, baskets, the wall, frames, plates, bottles and just about anything else you can think of. Here's a few pictures I took of the samples we have in the store. Hopefully they'll inspire you to start a craft project using vinyl!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Webkinz Day Extravaganza!!

Do you want a free Webkinz plush toy? If so, just stop by Crafts Direct this weekend. Spend $10 or more, and you receive a free Webkinz! Promotion starts Friday, April 25th @ 5:00 pm - Hurry in for the best selection. Quantities Limited. Click here for more details.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mother's Day is May 11th!

Mother's Day is sneaking up on us, and if you're anything like me you probably could use some help coming up with ideas. Well, you're in luck- because the people at Crafts Direct have been busy creating all kinds of new crafts. Here are three of the more recent samples they have made:

We have a project sheet all made up for you, if you'd like to learn how to make the clock project. Just click here to download one.

The other two projects are made using vinyl. Just pick out your favorite vinyl rub-on. Follow the directions on the package- and attach your vinyl to a glass block filled with candy, or a shadow -box frame with your favorite paper in the background. It's that simple!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wierd (but cool!)

I have to share this with you:
Joana Vasconcelos is a Portuguese artist who creates crochet covers, patterning existing objects. I think it's amazing when something that is considered a craft/hobby can be turned into art. Check out these pictures.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Clay Tray, Frame and Canvas

Here is a project for those who just can't get enough clay in your life. Most people know who Donna Dewberry is and even if you don't you may still reconize her style of painting. Well, Polyform hired her to use their new Studio clay. I just couldn't resist doing one of the projects Donna came up with using the texture sheets. This project showed how to do a tray, a canvas and a frame. I hope this will inspire you to create your own home decor item.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Sign 4 Crafts Direct!

Yay, exciting changes at Crafts Direct. We just had a new sign installed today out in front of our store! Take a look:

Monday, April 7, 2008

Card Chaos

Check out these adorable cards that Kimberlie just made for the next Card Chaos Class (April 15th.) These are just a few of them. You sign up for the class and make 8 cards in one night! All the materials are provided & you just move from station to station to make the cards. Sign up soon-before the class fills up. The cards are creative and fun every time, so if you can't make it to this class- sign up for the next one. I'm sure you'll love all the cards! See ya there.

Friday, April 4, 2008

April Stamp of the Month!

The April Stamp of the month has arrived. I really like this stamp. It is a nice background and is very versatile. The sample board has ideas for some great Mother's Day cards. There are project sheets available for the sample board which makes card making even easier. Be sure to stop in and pick yours up today.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cricut Demo!

For all of you that have been inquiring about a Cricut class, we have actually scheduled a free demo. We decided to do it as a demo at the paper crafts demo counter so you can actually see how the machine works, since it is more of a visual & hands on learning experience. This demo is for those who already own a Cricut or Cricut Expression machine and have questions or for those who are looking into buying one and what to see how it works and all its features. The demo is on Saturday April 19th from 11am to 1pm. You can stop by anytime during that 2 hour period. We will be offering another class on the Cricut Design Studios Software early June. The exact date has not been decided, but we will keep you posted. We hope to see you then.