Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lemonade Art Fair Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the start of the Granite City Days in St. Cloud. One of the festivities taking place is the Lemonade Concert & Art Fair. This is one of my favorite events to attend, you get to check out all the fun things that people are making and drink some fresh squeezed lemonade. It is tomorrow from 11am to 6pm on the SCSU campus. Maybe, I will see you there!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cutting fabric with a Cricut

Here is a cool video on how to cut fabric with your Cricut. Thanks to the The Scrap Review for sharing it with us.

Monday, June 22, 2009

You made that with wax!?

Can you believe that these samples were made using wax! Sarah just finished these two awesome canvases and this tote. She used a product called Hot Wax Art. It's a great way to create a unique textured surface.
And here are a few pendants that were made using the Amate Pendant Trays. Just pick out your favorite paper, stickers & embellishments. Mod Podge them into the trays - then fill with Envirotex, to create a glossy finish.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beadalon - Jewelry Samples

Here are two new beautiful jewelry samples, primarily using supplies from Beadalon.

Instructions can be found for both of these projects by clicking the project title below:

Crinkled Aristocracy Necklace

Aqua Treasures Bracelet

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crochet Critters

How cute!
These are a few of the adorable crocheted jungle animals that Gerri just whipped up.....she is also working on a little penguin to join the group.

They were made using Vanna Yarn and the patterns can be found in the book "Vanna's Choice - Easy to Crochet Critters"

Friday, June 19, 2009

Button Jewelry!

Button, button, who's got the button?

Crafts Direct does! (And boy do we have a lot of them) So many that we've dedicated a whole endcap just to pieces of jewelry you can make using buttons. Check out some of the pictures of these fun & creative samples that have been made. You can find patterns (and more project ideas) in the book "Buttons in Bloom"

On the endcap you will find many different ways to pick your buttons-there are packages, buckets and even big bins of buttons. Dig through one of these bins of assorted buttons & pick out your favorite ones!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Easy, No-Mess Kid's Craft

Here's an idea for a quick & easy craft: These plates were decorated using rub ons! The 8" white plates sell for only $1 each, and there are hundreds of adorable rub-on patterns to choose from! You can find this endcap at the front of aisles 17 & 18.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vinyl at your Wedding

A new display just got put up at the end of aisle 4 - It shows many amazing & unique ideas of how you can incorporate vinyl at your wedding! A few of the ideas include:
-Unity Candles
-Cake Toppers
-Bride & Groom Glasses
- A Thank You Frame (great to display at the gift table or by your guest book)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Homemade For The Holidays

Are you ready for Christmas yet?! It seems to get here earlier each year. This year we are working extra hard to get the new tree themes ready. We are crafting ornaments for some of the trees this year! Homemade For The Holidays is all about giving you great ideas for projects that you can make at home using craft items like paper, clay, foam, pots, sequins, or fabric. Look for the trees & project sheets to be set up in the store by the first week of September, giving you plenty of time to make your own ornaments. Here's a sneak peek at the themes: Monkey'n Around, "Holly" Dazzle, Snowy Forest, & Country Charm.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Make Your Own Knitting Needles!

I came across this tutorial today and fell in love with this project. I was thinking of making some as gifts for the knitters in my life. It would be easy to customize needles for each knitter. And if you're not a knitter you could make some as hair picks. How fun would that be? The best part is that we sell the Casting Resin here at Crafts Direct.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Good News / Bad News

Good News:
These Cricut cartridges should be shipping to us this month.
Home Decor - Jubilee Celebration - Simply Sweet - Stand & Salute - Hannah Montana - Sponge Bob

Click Here to see more images from these cartridges.

Make sure to follow our blog for when they are available.

Bad News:
The Kitchen & Bath Decor and European Decor cartridges won't be available until the first quarter of 2010.

That is the news we got from Provo, but stay tuned. You never know when that might change.