Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Redneck Stemware.

If you are a fan of our Redneck Wine Glasses today I have some very fun new products to share that you are going to love!!

We've expanded our line of Redneck products considerably and now definitely have something for everyone. You can find all of our Redneck items on display by the Coffee Shop at the front of the store.

So now, in addition to the Redneck Wine Glasses, we a few more specific pieces including: Redneck 'Rita, Redneck Flute, Redneck 'Tini, and Redneck Shooter. All of them also come with these cute tags that add to the charm and of course also make them gift ready!

If you'd rather not have a specific name on your Redneck glass then you can also pick from our various sizes of Redneck Stemware. These pieces come in a few different sizes and styles including: a 8oz jar, a 8oz. wide-mouth jar, and a 16 oz and 32 oz wide-mouth jar.

Not only do we have them available pre-made with the tags attached, but if you would rather put them together yourself we do offer the pieces individually as well so you can create any Redneck piece you would like!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Products.

Today I have a bunch of different NEW products from all around the store to share with you. We are all very excited about these new products here at the store and I hope you find something you love as well!

First up from our Beading Department - this new line of beads called Fire & Ice. (This is just a small sample of all that is offered in this line.) The come in a variety of sizes and colors - and are cut in a way that they really reflect light amazingly (think disco balls :). They sell for $3.99 each and you can find them in aisle 20.
We have a couple new things in our Gifts Department - including lots of new pieces from our Colorful Devotions line. From magnets, to signs, to vases, and frames there is a little of everything. You can find these items in our Willow Tree room by the Coffee Shop at the front of the store.

We also have this new line of Fashion Hats available from our Gifts Department. Perfect for the spring and summer months ahead, I have a feeling these are going to go fast. Again, lots of styles and colors to pick from and they are only $11.99. You can find these hats in the apparel room at the front of the store by aisle 13.

From our Seasonal Department we have some fun new "springy" products. I love these butterfly and firefly jars (and I know my kids would love them too)! They are so realistic looking and the butterflies and fireflies actually appear to be flying around in them. They are currently marked down to $29.99 (from $39.99) and you can find them in aisle 5.

Right next to the butterfly and firefly jars you can also find these lighted branches. They include acrylic lights and flowers and come in a variety of colors. The lights are LED lights and they are battery operated which makes them easy to use anywhere in your home or office.

From our Quilt Shop, we have these new Wonder Clips. When I saw these I knew they were something I need as well - the photo on the front of the packaging has me sold on the idea of using these instead of straight pins the next time I am binding a quilt! You can them in aisle 26.

And finally a peek at something we just got in yesterday. I'm sure we will have a sample to share using these pieces soon, but I was so excited about it I couldn't wait to share! This new vinyl is part of our new "House Rules" line. The sayings come individually so you can pick and choose the ones that you want to create your own House Rules. They would be perfect to add to a paint wood or canvas piece. You can find the full line in our Vinyl Room at the front of the store.


And of course there are new products almost daily in our Paper Crafts Department right now as well. I have been sharing those as they come in on our Facebook page, so be sure to be checking in there for updates on all the new items in Paper Crafts!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stamp of the Month - February

Below you will find the Great Impressions Stamp of the Month products for February. (You can find them on the middle endcap between aisles 9&10 in our Paper Crafts Department.) This month's stamps follow a spring/Easter theme.

The Stamp of the Month for February is this border stamp, and is available for only $5.75 (half off of the white tag price). 

And the coordinating stamps available this month are:  

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.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More Valentines Projects.

Even though they weren't included in the 'official' Valentine countdown series, today I also wanted to share with you a few additional Valentine projects. If you need any last minute ideas, or want to display some of your favorite Valentine photos these projects will be perfect:

I dig U Treat bags:
Love Clipboard:
True Love Frame:
Valentine Tags:

I Wheelie Like You Valentine:
Love Valentine Tumbler:

You and Me Photo Clothespin:

14 days of love - Valentine Layouts.

For our final day on our countdown to Valentine's Day I wanted to share with you some layouts we have have created using the Valentine themed paper lines we have at Crafts Direct. Perfect to document the sweethearts in you life, your valentine day festivities, or to just have an excuse to use the adorable paper, here are some ideas for you:

Doodlebug: Sweet Cakes line
Fancy Pants: Love Story line
My Mind's Eye: Love Me line
Pebbles: With Love line
And We R Memory Keepers: Love Struck line

Thanks for joining me as we counted down to Valentine's Day! I wish you all a day filled with love (and some crafting time too:) !

Monday, February 13, 2012

14 days of love - Clothespin Shadow Box.

Recently we started carrying these cute shadow boxes that come with the line and mini clothespins included. There are really so many cute ways to use this piece- but what better way than to start out with some Valentine's Love. All that I used to create this project was some paint, a piece of My Mind's Eye paper, and the accessory sheet to match the line. You could also easily swap out some of the embellishments on the line with a favorite photo or two to make it a bit more personalized!

A project sheet for this project can be found HERE.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

14 days of love - Heart Garland.

Today I want to share with you this super simple Valentine Heart Garland. For this piece I painted a few wood hearts (from an assorted size pack), covered them with Basic Grey:Kissing Booth pattern paper and then linked them together by punching holes and adding some ribbon. I think this would be a great addition to a door or door way orwould look really cute added to a mantel or fireplace!

A project sheet for this project can be found HERE.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Quilt Time Event Registration Starts Today!

Just a little reminder that our Quilt Time Registration starts today at 9am. Stop in or call, 320-654-0907, to register. We hope to see you there.Our second Quilt Time Event is now scheduled for April 27th & 28th! Hosted at the Moose Lodge, this is a great event for all quilters and sewers to get together to work on your projects. We will provide food, a goodie bag and chances to win prizes - and you also have the option to sign up for our Mystery Quilt project.

More information about the event can be found HERE.

14 days of love - Valentine Tree.

Today's Valentine project is a fun way to show off some of your favorite valentine photos or valentine notes. To create this Valentine Tree I used one of our unfinished wood jewelry trees- painted it pink and then embellished it with a few simple pieces of pattern paper from the Fancy Pants Love Story line and chipboard pieces from the Crate Paper line.

A complete project sheet for this project can be found HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2012

14 days of love - Valentine Tubes.

Instead of buying pre-made or prepackaged Valentine's this year - why not create your own using one of our clear tubes. They come in a variety of sizes and styles and can be customized to any type of valentine you want. For these particular samples we filled them with M&M's, Conversation hearts, Runts, and even the S'more goldfish crackers and then customized a tag or embellishment to fit the theme. Even though I love them all, I have to say the banana one might be my favorite (probably also has to do with the fact that Curious George is a favorite at our house :).

I think these would be great to make for your kids, have your kids make for their friends, or even to make or give as favors at a Valentine party!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

14 days of love - I Love You Plaque.

Today's valentine project is this cute "I Love You" wood plaque.  This project only requires a few supplies and is a simple way to add a little handmade valentine decor to your home. I think it would also be cute to add a photo to this piece of the one you love (or you together) and display or give it as a valentine itself.

A project sheet with directions on how to make this project yourself can be found HERE.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

14 days of love - Love Shadow Box.

Today I want to share with you this 'Love' Shadow Box. Another really easy project to create, for this piece I just punched hearts from two pieces of pattern paper (Doodlebug Dots) and adhered them onto a piece of card stock in a grid formation. I then placed the piece into the shadow box and added the Love definition vinyl to the front of the glass. 

This project would also be cute with a small photo added in place of one of the hearts, and could also be decorated a bit more by adding pattern paper to the outside of the frame or including some fill to the bottom of the box.

A complete project sheet for this project can be found HERE.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Quilt Block.

Our Quilt Block of the Month for February is now available! You can read more about the story of this months block above and you can find all the supplies for this block (as well as see the completed quilt top) on the front endcap between aisles 25 & 26.

*Also don't forget to bring in your completed January block for a discounted price on February's block.

Quilt Time Event.

Our second Quilt Time Event is now scheduled for April 27th & 28th! Hosted at the Moose Lodge, this is a great event for all quilters and sewers to get together to work on your projects. We will provide food, a goodie bag and chances to win prizes - and you also have the option to sign up for our Mystery Quilt project.

Mark your calendars now - registration opens at 9am on February 11th. We would love to have you join us at this event!

More information about the event can be found HERE.

14 days of love - Scroll Frame.

Today's project is this decorated wood scroll frame. We actually have lots of shape and size options (you can find them all in aisle 17) when it comes to our frames so you could create this same project in a variety of ways. 

For this particular frame, I just painted the wood frame and then covered the front with a single sheet of pattern paper. I used the Pioneer Embellishment glue stick to adhere the paper to the frame and then used an Exacto knife to trim of the excess paper from the sides of the frame as well as the photo opening (you could also use a scissor for this step). The cute embellishment is actually just a layered sticker from an embellishment pack by Pebbles Inc that I adhered to the frame. Then all that was left was adding the photo - super easy!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Everyday Moments Card Chaos.

Our next Card Chaos event is coming up at the end of March...and registration will be opening for the event on March 3rd!!  Mark your calendars now and join us for this fun filled day of card making, friends, and food - and also a goodie bag for good measure. More information about the event and registration can be found HERE - we would love to see you there!

14 days of love - Hanging Coaster Set.

I really love this project that Sarah created using one of our coaster sets and some alcohol inks! She simply applied the ink to the unfinished coasters and once they were dry added the vinyl words to the front. To add a little extra touch for hanging them she then glued them to a wide piece of ribbon as sets of two. You can find a project sheet for this project HERE.