Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Charity Starts Today!


The new charity of the week is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.





When you use a coupon with a dollar donation to the "Charity of the Week" your money will go to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from April 30th to May 13th.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

3 Days Only, 50% Off Any One Item!



Coupon is available in our store!

Win It Wednesday 4/29/15

Welcome to another WIN IT WEDNESDAY! This week our Win It Wednesday prize is a Purple Snakeskin iPad holder with wristlet strap and a long strap.

Just Comment and Like this Facebook post to enter to win. A random winner will be announced Thursday, April 30. (Facebook has complete release by each entrant or participant. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.) Winner will be announced on our Crafts Direct Facebook page and has 14 days to claim prize (Winner must pick up in-store or provide shipping address) before it is considered void. 
U.S. Residents only.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Classes & Special Events for May

  


Please register in store or call us at 320-654-0907 or 800-784-8868 to register for classes listed here.


The first Saturday in May is National Scrapbook Day! This is a great reason to sign up for a Scrapbooking Class or learn a new technique. Grab a friend to take the class, or make a new friend at the class!


May 1, 2015 

 Six full hours of scrapbooking fun!  Snacks will be provided, along with great prizes. A Cricut will be available to use. 

 5:00 - 11:00pm
$10




May 2, 2015 

 Seven full hours of scrapbooking fun!  Snacks will be provided. Those who would like to continue scrapping after 4:30 are invited to use the classroom until 7:30pm. Great door prizes & giveaways all day! A Cricut will be available to use. 

9:30am - 4:30pm 
$15


Fuse Photo Sleeve Product Demo
Also on Saturday, May 2, we will have special Scrapbooking events and sales to honor National Scrapbooking Day such as a Fuse Photo Sleeve Product Demo from 
1:00PM - 3:00PM at the Paper Crafts Demo Counter. 






Want to learn how to make a fun centerpiece for grad parties, showers, weddings, Mother’s Day or family reunions? Join Mindy, as she teaches you different techniques to transform cupcakes into flowers, how to assemble them into a bouquet, as well as, showing you 
some ideas on how to take it to the next level by adding fake flowers, etc. Most supplies included. Please bring with some bowls for mixing frosting colors.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Instructor: Mindy G. | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Cost: $35






The Quilt Time Event is a gathering of creative people that like to quilt & sew. We will be holding this event at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park - located less than two miles from Crafts Direct. This two day event is the perfect time to finish your sewing projects - or to tackle a new one!



    Friday, May 8th (6pm-11pm)

    Saturday, May 9th (9am-11pm)
  $75 for Two Days. Limited to 25 people. 
Register in-store or by phone.

 For more information please follow the link to our FAQ Section.


In this class you will be creating a 33x33” Drunkard’s Path wall hanging. Do you love the look of the curves the Drunkard Path pattern, but just can’t fathom setting a curved piece into place? The Trace ‘n Create quilt template is the key to creating those challenging curves! The Drunkard’s Path will become a ‘walk in the park!’
 
Lunch will be provided from our Coffee Shop. The class will be limited to 10 people, so sign up soon! A supply list is available at Customer Service.

 Saturday, May 16, 2015
Instructor: Karen | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Cost: $20 (plus pattern & supplies)







Have you noticed the HUGE trend in string art lately? Are you wondering how to create such fun, whimsical pieces? Join us (with your hammer) to learn how to create this comfort from home (MN)! When you leave here you will be inspired to keep hammering! This class includes the wood, stain, nails, string, and instruction. Don’t forget to bring your own hammer (and ear plugs, if several people hammering at once is too much for your ears).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Instructor: Melissa | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Cost: $25

Please register in store or call us at 320-654-0907 or 800-784-8868 to register for classes listed here.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas


Have you figured out what you are giving mom this Mother's Day?  Below are some project ideas as well as some products that Mom might enjoy receiving on her special day!


 Use the "M" Vinyl or choose another letter to personalize it for your moms name!



Create this unique flower vase using wooden coasters and adhesive fabric sheets. 




Gather your snapshots over the year and create this Family Shadowbox with Tray.












Choose a favorite photo and create a Photo Transfer Pallet for Mom!










 These "Mom Blocks" would
surely make your mom happy! 

All 4 sides of the block are 
shown in these photos.
 



In our Gifts Area, we have very colorful journals, notecards and address books in stock by Lang.





Get Mom some beautifully scented body care products by MIKA.





 We have brand new designs in for our sewing boxes in the Quilt Shop. (not all designs are shown)




We have many colorful swim dress/cover ups available in our Fashion Boutique section of the store.


 Papillon Enterprise Kozefo Jewelry - handmade from Haiti





 Don't forget about the jewelry! Who doesn't love a new piece of jewelry? Come see what 
we all have in our Fashion Boutique area of the store! 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wood Burning and String Art 101


Two crafty trends from years past have resurfaced again, Wood Burning and String Art. These "Do It Yourself" crafting techniques are the perfect way to create customized home decor.



Materials:
Wood Burning Tool
• Wood Surface
• Pencil
• Transfer/Graphite Paper
• Pattern/Design To Transfer
• Stain/Varnish (Optional)

1. Print out or make a copy of the pattern/image you wish to wood burn.
2. Using a pencil and graphite paper, trace the pattern onto your wood surface.
3. Wood burn your wood surface by following the lines from the graphite paper. Start with  
    outlining the pattern/image, and then shade after the outline is completed. Add the
    detailed burning last. 

    *TIP: Let your wood burning tool cool down completely before changing to a  
    different point. 

4. Add a layer of stain/varnish to the top and sides of your wood surface to protect it.















Materials:
• Wood piece
• Pattern
• Nails
• Hammer
• String – Thread, Crochet Cotton, Perle Cotton, Embroidery Floss


1. Start by thinking of a design that you would like to use. You can draw your design on a  
    piece of paper or you can find a design online or from clipart on your computer and print 
    it to fit the piece of wood you are using. Pinterest is also a great source for patterns.
2. If you want a word as your design you can type it out in the desired font and print it to fit 

    the size of wood you are using.
3. Lay your design on the piece of wood in the desired position.
4. Using nails you will want to outline your pattern, placing each nail approx. ¼” apart. Go 

    around the entire shape or word.
5. Pick one nail to begin from and tie your string in a knot around that nail. Leave a 3” tail.
6. You can choose whether or not you want to “outline” your shape/word. If you choose to 

    do this, you can take your string and go around each nail head and essentially create a 
    outline or border around the shape.
7. Next you can begin filling in the shape. This is a random process. You will hook your 

    string from nail to nail, always crossing the open space of your shape. Don’t go in any 
    particular pattern, the more random the better! You want to continue this until you like 
    the look of it, either a very dense or sparse amount of string filling in the shape.
8. Bring your string back to the nail you started on and use the tail left from the original 

    knot the tie a knot with the end of your string to finish it off. Trim off any extra.









Lovebirds String Art Frame  



Nail & String Art Painting Panels



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Best of Central Minnesota - Vote for Crafts Direct!

It's that time again, time to vote for the Best of Central Minnesota! Voting ends May 10th!

Our store Crafts Direct is in the "Shopping & Style" Category and our
Crafts Direct Coffee Shop is in the "Eats & Drinks" Category. 








Win It Wednesday, April 22

Welcome to another WIN IT WEDNESDAY! This week our Win It Wednesday prize is a Teacher Hanging Sign.

Just Comment and Like this post to enter to win. A random winner will be announced Thursday, April 23. (Facebook has complete release by each entrant or participant. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.) Winner will be announced on our Crafts Direct Facebook page and has 14 days to claim prize (Winner must pick up in-store or provide shipping address) before it is considered void. 
U.S. Residents only.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink Color for March

Paper Crafts department has the March Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink in stock now. This kit can be found on the Paper Crafts Demo Counter by the back wall. Hurry, this pretty turquoise color will not last long!
March 2015 Distress Ink Color- Mermaid Lagoon




The April Distress Ink by Ranger Ink has been announced, Fossilized Amber, will ship to our store later in the month of April. We will announce on our Facebook, Twitter and our Instagram page when it has indeed arrived in our store.


April 2015 Distress Ink Color - Fossilized Amber