Friday, May 31, 2013

Product Feature: SPC Stationery

Currently our entire selection of SPC stationery products is on sale for only $0.78! This includes products from notebooks (in lots of styles and sizes!), clipboards, pencil boxes, pencil cups and more. You can find all of these pieces on display on a middle endcap in our Paints & Basics department.

We have a lot of project ideas on display with the stationery products (you can also find many of them on our website) and I have also included the most recent project samples below.

 Small Decorated Notebooks

Decorated Pencil Cups

Stitched Flower Notepad

Hair Stuff Pencil Box

One World Journal

 Menu and Mom Decorated Notebooks

Up North Notebook

You are My Sunshine Notebook

Burlap Flower Notepad

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcoming Classes: Basic Copic Class

Next week we will once again be offering our Basic Copic Card Class. If you have been wanting to learn more about using Copic Markers this is the place to start! The class will be held on Tuesday, June 4th from 6-8pm. Our instructor Heather will walk you through the steps of learning the basics - plus you will get to leave with three completed cards.

*We do have two additional Copic classes we offer as well (Coloring with Copics and Advanced Copic: Lights & Shadows) for you to continue your Copic learning once you have completed this basic course.

If you can join Heather for the class on the 4th please call or stop in to preregister.

Project Ideas: Duct Tape Projects

This weeks Guess What product was....Duct Tape. We carry 50+ styles of Duct Tape! You can find it in our Paints & Basics department - in both aisle 19 as well as displayed on a middle endcap in-between aisles 19 & 20. Of course there are so many uses for Duct Tape - and if you are short on any ideas I have posted a few of the project ideas we have on display in store below.

You can also find additional ideas on the Duct Tape brand website, or just search Duct Tape on Pinterest - and the ideas are endless.

Duct Tape Hair Clips, Bracelets, and Earrings

Duct Tape Covered Canvas

Duct Tape Covered Light Plates

Duct Tape Embellished Paper Mache Letter

Duct Tape Bag

Duck Tape Embellished Tumbler

Cookie Monster Duct Tape Lunch Bag

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Project Ideas: Burlap Flowers

Want a quick and easy project that creates a great decor piece for a wedding, shower, BBQs, gift topper, etc....

Today I wanted to share with you these great Burlap Flower project samples our Floral department created recently. With only a few supplies and a little time you too can make some of these lovely pieces. If you click through the project sheet link below you will find the supply list, as well as instructions and even a printable template for the burlap 'petals' you will need to cut to make the flowers.

You can find the project sheet for the Burlap Flowers here.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Upcoming Events: Glitter Body Art Demo

Mark your calendars...on June 1st from 1-3pm we will be having a  
FREE demo using our new Glitter Body Art. 

Come & get a cool glitter tattoo that can last up to seven days. Different shapes & colors will be available to chose from The first 70 kids can get a free Glitter Art tattoo applied - while supplies last! You can also find information about the events on our event calendar HERE. We would love to have you join us!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Project Ideas: Take Note Magnetic Board

Just a quick project idea to share with you today...but one that I absolutely LOVE. Using one of our magnetic boards along with some paper and sticker embellishments from the Doodlebug Take Note line Melissa created this adorable magnetic organizer for us! I especially love the pushpin magnets she created using glass marbles so you can attach any notes or photos right to the little daily "clipboards".

If you would like to create your own magnetic board we have the list of supplies and project instructions on our website HERE.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Project Ideas: Fabric Magnetic Board

Today I wanted to share this fun Fabric Covered Magnetic Board project with you! I love this project because you can really create the piece to any theme you wish since you are using fabrics. Also like many of us, you might even have some left over fabric from a previous project or even a favorite fabric that you can't get yourself to use - and this project would be perfect becuase you will get to enjoy it daily!

All you need to do is pick up (or reuse a frame you already have) a open backed frame, adhere some fabric to a metal sheet and place it into the frame. We also crafted some magnets using buttons, twine and small magents, but agin if you have magnets already you can just use them on your new board!

You can find a project sheet with a list of the products we used on this piece as well as detailed instructions to make your own HERE.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Products: Colored Bows

Our floral department has a new product they are now offering to customers!

In the past we have had pre-made white and ivory bows available to purchase, and of course we also offer a bow making service if you need a larger quantity of bows - but now we will also have pre-made bows in a variety of colors available in our Floral department (specifically aisle 1). These bows are priced at $2.99.

They are perfect for birthday parties, graduation parities, showers, etc!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Upcoming Classes: Advanced Copics Class

Next week we are offering a brand new Copic class - which will focus on light and shadow - and we still have two spots available if you want to join us! The class is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th from 6-8pm.

Here is the class description:
Take your Copic coloring to the next level with a focus on light and shadow. Learn how to use a basic light guide and practice coloring images with light coming from different directions. You should have an understanding of basic techniques using Copic markers and should have taken the Copic Basics class or an equivalent previously. You will complete two cards in this class.

If you would like to join us please call or stop in to register. You can find more information about this class (and our full class calendar) HERE.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Project Ideas: Monogram Scroll Frame

Just a quick project idea to share with you today. We created this Monogram Scroll Frame using only two pieces, one sheet of pattern paper, one tube of paint, a flower embellishment and some adhesive to hold it all together! I love the finished look of the project and think it would be an awesome addition to a wall in your home or even your front door. You can find a detailed project sheet with instructions and a supply list on our website HERE.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Upcoming Classes: Quilt Venture

We still have spots open in our Quilt Venture class this month! This class is a two session class and will be held from 6-8:30pm on Thursday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 30th. In this months class we will be making this adorable "Ham Burger" Apron. We would love to have you join us! Please call or stop in to register.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Project Ideas: Organizing Plaques

Today I just have a couple of project samples to share with you using our Organizing Boards. These pieces come finished in black or brown, and have the clips already attached. You can easily embellish these pieces to create a memo board, a photo display, an organizational board, or simply a decorative piece.

You can find a few other samples we have created (and shared previously) using this same piece HERE.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Connect with Crafts Direct!

If you are reading this you are obviously already connected with Crafts Direct somehow - but did you know we have EIGHT ways you can stay connected with us and keep updated on all the new information, products, projects, sales and events we have going on in the store!?

1. stop by and check out our website for new ads, project sheets, Charity of the Week information, job postings, much more! (You can also find links to most of our social media sites on our website.

2. Crafts Direct Blog - at you can also find a link to our Store Blog. Here we post project ideas, new products, ideas from around the store, as well as ad, event, and class information.

3. Email - Be sure to sign up to be on our Email list - you will not be bombarded with a crazy amount of emails by being on this list - but will always receive a weekly email with our current ad information  a featured project idea, and information about upcoming events. If there are any additional sales or coupons available these will also be shared via email.

4. Follow us on Facebook - Here we share pictures of new project ideas, new paper lines that arrive, new products from various departments, plus share some fun things too like photos from events, and playing a weekly "Guess What" game.

5. Follow us on Twitter - If twitter is more for you, you can also find us there. We share much of the same information here as on Facebook, but also love to connect with our customers when they mention or tag us in a tweet or check in at Crafts Direct too. You can also find information we "retweet" from various Crafty sources on twitter as well.

6. Follow us on Pinterest - Who doesn't love Pinterest?! We certainly do and love to share both project ideas created here at Crafts Direct on our boards as well as finding fun and crafty project ideas from all over Pinterest that we know our customers would love to see too. (We also have a Potluck board where we share recipes from employee potluck events with all of you too :)

7. Follow us on Instagram - Follow our feed on Instagram for fun peeks of products and different items around the store. This is usually where I share sneak peeks of things I am working on posting to the Blog or Facebook.

8. Follow us on Vine - sometimes a video is what we need to share a new product, store change, or a project. And these 6 second videos are a great way to do just that!

We love sharing what is going on here and of course we love all our customers too - so if you have any suggestions or ideas on things you would like to see more of on any of our social media sites - please let us know!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Project Ideas: Family 3 Panel Window

Hi Everyone! And Happy Monday.

Today I just have a quick project idea to share with you using our 3 panel window frames. This piece comes finished in the black distressed wood, and plain glass panels, and hanging wire for both a vertical or horizontal design.

For this sample we used pattern paper and embellishments from a My Mind's Eye paper line, added some photos and a vinyl saying to the center panel. You can find a detailed project sheet for this piece on our website HERE.