Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quilt Block of the Month

This beautiful "Granite City Quilt" was created for our Quilt of the Month program for 2012. You can take a peak at the finished quilt top in the store - it is hanging on a front endcap between aisles 25&26 - and get ready for the start of the program in January.

Here is a little more about the program:

This Quilt block of the Month program will be a 12 month Historical Journey through St. Cloud and the Surrounding areas. Each block is named after something in the area that has helped shape it into the great place to live that it is today.

The program will start on January 1, 2012 and will be run the same as 2011's program. The quilter will finsih January's block and bring it in anytime in February to get that month's block at the discounted price. This process will be repeated for the remaining months.

Again, we do not require the quilter to take valualble time out of their lives to attend monthly promotional meetings.

Putting this program together has been great fun, and we know you will really enjoy taking the journey with us!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

After Thanksgiving Day Sales!!

As you plan out your Black Friday shopping...I wanted to share with you the sale ads we will have available this weekend. In addition to the After Thanksgiving Sale below (which runs on Friday and Saturday) we also now have our Holiday Gift Guide online - these items are available while supplies last so if there is something you want don't delay!

(You can click on either image below to see the entire ad.)

Also a reminder of our extended hours this weekend:
Friday 6am-9pm
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Time to be Thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Crafts Direct!!

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be opening at 6:00 am on Friday with some GREAT day after Thanksgiving sales and coupons!

You can view our After Thanksgiving Sale ad HERE.

Also we do have extended hours on both Friday and Saturday:
Friday we are open from 6am-9pm
and Saturday from 9am-9pm.

Have a wonderful Holiday...and we will see you on Friday!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cotton Fleece Yarn.

Any of you knitters or crocheters out there will be happy to know that our quilt shop now carries Cotton Fleece yarn in a variety of colors! I only photographed a few of the colors that we have available - but you can find the entire line and all the colors in aisle 27 of our store. It's perfect for any of those holiday gifts you still need to work on!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sneak Peek: After Thanksgiving Ad!

Today I'm excited to share with you a sneak peek at our After Thanksgiving Sale Ad!! We have some really great items on sale on both Friday and Saturday and coupons available for both days as well.

We also have extended hours for the sale - we will be open from 6am-9pm on Friday and 8am-8pm on Saturday.

You can view the entire ad by clicking on the photo above or clicking HERE.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pictures with Santa!

Tomorrow Santa Claus is coming to Crafts Direct!! From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa will be in the store and with a dollar donation to the Charity of the Month you will be able to have your picture taken with him.
You will be able to find him at the end of aisle 7.

While you are here you can also make this adorable frame as a free make & take to display your photo with Santa.
 We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

LifeStyle Crafts Make & Take.

Join us tomorrow (Friday, November 18th) for a free Make & Take at our Paper Crafts demo counter from 4-7 pm. Spencer from LifeStyle Crafts will be here to make this Christmas card using the Letterpress & Nesting Dies by LifeStyle Crafts. We hope you can join us and make this gorgeous card!

Nano Blocks.

Have you heard about Nano Blocks?

They are the micro-sized building blocks that you can use to create amazing *little* pieces of art. Developed in Tokyo, they have now come to the United States and are becoming quite a big hit.

We just received a large selection of the Nano Blocks and they are now available to purchase in the front of our store by the check out registers. Perfect for ages 8 and up, I think they would make a great addition to someones Christmas stocking this year!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Trees &Garlands.

This year our Christmas trees and garlands have moved from their previous location in the Closeout Store to a new location in the main store...the classroom!

We have a great selection of wreaths, garlands, and trees set up and lots of room to check them all out. Below you can find a video that will give you a glimpse of what we have available and also a little tour on how to find them if you aren't sure where our classroom is.


Here are also a few photos of what is set up in the classroom. Lots of different tree options:

Many different styles of garlands:

Pre-lit "flat" trees - perfect for smaller spaces or on a porch:

Frosted trees:

And pre-lit garland too:

We hope you can make it in soon to check it all out!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Open House, Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12th, is our Holiday Open House, and we have some fun things planned. At our Coffee Shop from 9am to 11am there will be free cider and cookies. We will also be offering these free make & takes.
From 9am to noon, we will be offering the Alcohol Ink Snowflake Magnet at the Paper Crafts Demo Counter(end of aisle 11). At the Paints & Basics Demo Counter (end of aisle 18) we will be offering the Reindeer Notepad.

From 1pm to 4pm, we will be offering the Snowman Card at the Paper Crafts Demo Counter. At the Paints & Basics Demo Counter we will be offering the Glitter It Snowflake Ornament.

During these times our friend Teri will be available to personalize ornaments, at the front of aisle 7. We hope you, your family and/or friends will be able to join us for the day. See you then!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Studio Calico.

I'm so excited to share that we now have Studio Calico products available at Crafts Direct!!

I've been waiting a while to see these products in person so it has been very fun to check them all out...(and to make a list of the things I will be buying :)

We have pattern paper, wood veneers, chipboard embellishments, Fabribs, and chipboard journal kits...
AND Huey Masks and Mister Huey color mists!!
You can find all the new Studio Calico products in our paper crafts department. They are in different areas of the department so be sure to ask if you need help finding any of the products.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas has arrived!

I know that Halloween was just here...and that we still have Thanksgiving to celebrate, but Crafts Direct is definitely getting prepared for Christmas!

This week I spotted some of my favorite Christmas items set up in our Wine Room in the front of the store. Ranging from mugs and cups, to serving platters and spreaders, they are all such cute items! A few I would love for myself (like that coffee mug!) and others I'm thinking would be great items to start my Christmas shopping with (I know someone that would love the snowman salt and pepper shakers). They are all selling fast though so if something catches your eye I would come and get them before they are gone.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Holly Day Card Chaos.

Today I wanted to share a big Thank You to all of you that made our first Holly Day Card Chaos last weekend such a success. We hope you all had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the cards you were able to create during the event! I will be posting photos and instructions for all of the cards from the event on our Facebook page by the end of the week so keep your eyes out for that.

Here are a few photos from our day of Card Chaos:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Towel of the Month-November.

Welcome to another month of our Towel of the Month kit! This month the kit includes supplies to create this really cute Santa themed towel...perfect to have ready for the holiday season and would  be a lovely Christmas gift as well.

The kits include 1 towel, 1 instruction sheet, and floss in the color used for the sample. The only things you will have to supply (which you probably already have) is an embroidery hoop, tracing pens or Fabri-Solvy and a needle.

You can find the kits on the endcap of aisle 23 in the store and are available for only $6.99 each!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stamp of the Month-November

Our Great Impressions Stamp of the Month products for November are all set up and ready to go on the middle endcap between aisles 9&10 in our Paper Crafts Department. This months stamps follow a winter/Santa theme - and are all really great looking cards!
The Stamp of the Month for November is this winter/scroll stamp, and is available for only $6.00 (half off of the original price). 

And the coordinating stamps available this month: 

These range in price from $4.99-$11.49 each.

More information about the Stamp of the Month can be found on the blog post HERE. Additionally, more information can also be found on the Great Impressions website HERE.