Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday, May 31st, Cricut Demonstration

I just wanted to remind all you scrapbookers, and non-scrapbookers for that matter, that if you are interested in either of the Cricut machines and how they work, stop by this Saturday, May 31st and visit Genna anytime from 10am to 11:30am at the Paper Crafts Demo Counter for a demonstration or if you have any questions about either of the machines. Be sure to check out the great Cricut specials that we have online at and we hope to see you this Saturday.

Cricut Design Studio Demo

What you see is what you cut-with a simple click of a mouse! The Cricut Design Studio software lets you take your Cricut creativity to a new exciting level.
Learn all about this amazing product and also about the Cricut Marker Sets. Saturday, June 7th @ 10-11am & 12-1pm. Sign up now-limited spots available. Cost $5.00

Our 18th Anniversary!

Can you believe it? Crafts Direct is finally an adult- we've been around for 18 years!!

To celebrate we are having our Anniversary Sale September 7th-20th. (This is a bit of a change- Our "official" start was in August, but we are celebrating in September this year.) I wanted to let you all know- because we have a few people that plan their vacations around the Anniversary Sale. I hope the date change doesn't mess up your plans.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lemonade Concert and Art Fair!

Thursday, June 26th is the Lemonade Concert and Art Fair at St. Cloud State University!

Schedule of Events:

Art and Craft Fair:
11am – 9pm

Little Lemons Art and Entertainment Area
: 11am – 6pm on the south side of Stewart Hall

Noon Concert featuring Tonic Sol Fa
with Special Guest Robert Robinson

Granite City Days Opening Ceremony:
7pm on the Atwood Mall
featuring the Mayor’s Rock-on Awards and musician Robert Robinson

St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra Concert:
8pm on the Atwood Mall
featuring the World Premiere of Ginny’s Serenade.

Throughout the day, string musician Paul Imholte will be roving across campus
and various music performances will take place at various places around the campus.

For additional information check out

Friday, May 16, 2008

Quilt Shop

O.K. Who says that spring and summer months makes for slow crafting? That really doesn't seem to be the case here. We have been busy filling up the area with lots of new things. We have just received a HUGE order of tea towels. Lots of new styles. checks, stripes and waffle weaves and some really cool new colors.They will be a lot of fun for all you embroiderers or those of you who have caught the embellishing tea towel fever.

We are expecting lots of new lines of fabrics to start arriving soon from Thimble berries, Michael Miller, Red Rooster, Robert Kaufman, RJR, Andover and Buggy Barn just to name a few.
Christmas Fabrics, yes Christmas, will start showing up in June and July.
We will be heading off to a Market the first part of June to buy more, more and more fabric.It should be lots of fun to see what's being released for winter. I can't wait! Hope to see you soon! Cathy

Monday, May 12, 2008

Vinyl - It rocks!

So, I finally did my first vinyl project. And it was a lot easier than I was expecting. It makes the finished product look so polished and professional- I Love it! Yep, I'll soon be a vinyl addict. These are a few more samples that were created for the store. (Basically they are the reason I started my vinyl project.)

• Bellissimo •

Check out this gorgeous painting that Sarah made. I told her I was going to steal it (and am seriously thinking about it!) She used acrylic paint for most of it- but also used some "Texture Magic" on the gold areas to created a raised/3-D effect. I just had to share it with you all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Yarn, Yarn, and more YARN!

Check out our huge selection of clearance yarns! Due to a vendor closeout, we had an opportunity to make a one-time purchase of specialty yarns. Priced at $1 per skein (or buy in bulk packs of 3 for $3, 6 for $6 and 10 for $10) and with over 15,000 skeins, we'd like to pass these fabulous savings onto you! Some great brands include ... Moda Dea Chi Chi, Moda Dea Tiara, Moda Dea Dream, Bernat Frenzy, Bernat Matrix, Bernat Eye Lash, Bernat Boa. Stop in to see our huge selection! We have some awesome ideas and projects that are completed using these yarns. So remember, once they are gone, they're gone!

Personalized Rustic Star

What a fun and simple way to express yourself with a photo star. Find 10 of your favorite photos and coordinating paper, add a little Mod Podge and some vinyl rub-ons and waa-laa ... you have a personalized star that would look good with any decor! What a great way to capture a special moment -- birth of a child, vacation, wedding. Stop in and check out our newly decorated stars using fabric and mini gerber daisies! Download a project sheet for the photo star here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Card Chaos Class May 20th

New Card Chaos Classes are coming up soon! Learn how to make unique cards on May 20th and 27th. Show your friends and family how much you care by making your own celebration cards for weddings, birthdays and graduation. We have additional classes on June 17th and 24th, July 15th and 22nd and August 19th and 26th.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New Fresh Looks!

We’ve refreshed the Home D├ęcor rooms! Many of the rooms have been repainted which has given us the opportunity to redecorate and revive. Here are some pictures of what we’ve been up to in the French Country Room. Stop in to see more!

National Scrapbook Day Celebration!!!

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day we are having a drawing Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. You can enter each day to win a bag full of goodies. Saturday & Sunday from 1pm to 3pm we are having free make-n-takes at the Paper Craft Demo Counter. On Saturday we are making a fun bracelet using Grungeboard. Sunday, we are making a journaling tag using these new iridescent flowers from Creative Impressions. They are just adorable and can be used for so many things.

There are also specials on the Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut Cartridges, 12x12 Scrapbooks and 12x12 Page Kits. So stop by to sign up for a bag full of goodies, a make-n-take, and take advantage of our specials. We hope to see you soon!!