Store Closed on New Year’s Day!

FYI–we’ll all be home enjoying the New Year with our families. You enjoy yours, too! And we’ll see you on Monday. Don’t forget to come by for the awesome sale today through Saturday!

 

End of Year Sale! Goodbye 2016, hello 2017!

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That’s right folks, Hearts-N-Crafts is having an end of year sale! What better way as a crafter to welcome the new year than with some new tools and dies.  From this Thursday, 12.29.16, to Saturday, 12.31.16, we will be having a 30% off sale on our tools and dies. *Excludes Cricut and Cameo* If that wasn’t enough, for every $10 you spend you will get a Raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win a free class. PLUS spend more than $10 and you will receive a FREE 2017 desk calendar kit (Colors and themes will vary). ONE free desk calendar set per person, but if you want more than one then you can purchase another for $5.

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Tip Tuesday #1: Crafty Storage Ideas

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Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of unfinished or ‘mostly’ finished projects in your craft room? Do you find projects falling through the cracks more and more? Here’s a scenario: You work and work on a scrapbook page (or card or Pocket Letter or ATC or whatever you want) and you’re almost done with it when you reach then end and there is still something more that it needs, but what is that? So, in hopes of coming up with a solution, you move it to the side.  Here’s another question, where is your ‘side’ and what does it hold? Or, you get all of these amazing new goodies to play with but you don’t know where to put them or how to organize them, what do you do? Have no fear, Hearts-N-Crafts is here to help with a few handy dandy tips for those projects started at home or in store.  We all have our crafting space, whether it’s a little nook in the living room or a whole room to yourself, it’s your own space and you need to make sure it’s workable for you so feel free to adjust these tips as needed.

Tip 1: Have ticket holders from Staples or big plastic baggies on hand so that when you do need to put a project to the side before completing it, you will have a labeled bag with all of your papers in it so nothing gets lost.

Tip 2: Now that you have your nice labeled bag, where do you put it? I find that a filing box really helps to keep my baggies organized, keeps clutter down, AND keeps me from having too many projects going at once so I won’t get overwhelmed. It also reminds me that when the box is full, to take out an already in progress project instead of starting something totally new before I have anywhere to store it.

Tip 3: Sharpies are your best friend and so are labeling machines.  I have tons of paper trays that hold everything from scraps to full 12×12 pieces of paper but everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is labeled with my labeler or a Sharpie so I know where everything has it’s home.

Tip 4: Utilize all spaces to maximize your craft area.  Example, I keep my paper cutter in the tiny place between my trash can and my organizing tower. Every small space can be maximized to store the most amount of goodies, but be sure everything is in it’s place with a purpose so that you don’t forget where you put anything.

Tip 5: Mugs and mason jars and cups are your best friend. You have all of these great pens and pencils but they’re scattered everywhere.  My solution is to use a mason jar or a mug I can’t or don’t want to drink from, and store my pens and pencils and tools, like scissors, that way they are out of the way but in their own place.

Tip 6: When putting everything into the pouch to store until brilliance strikes, put everything but the kitchen sink in there. I mean, put the papers in but also put the stamps, inks, pens, anything that is specific to that project in there. Unless it is something you use every single day, then just make a note or remember where you put that specific thing.

And, that’s it folks.  I hope you enjoyed this Tip Tuesday.  If you have any questions, be sure to check us out on Facebook or leave a comment here! Thanks and we hope to have you back soon.

What’s in the ‘Frozen’ kit?

So, you’re probably wondering what in the world comes in the ‘Frozen’ kit you will be getting at the store.  Now, your questions, answered! Thank you to Debbie for making this up for us!

Someone is asking for information about the Frozen kit so here is a picture of the contents of the Frozen kit. There are 12 sheets of single sided patterned paper, 8 12×12 sheets of cardstock, two sheets of die cut elements (the elements in the kits will be cut out), binder and precut chipboard for the mini album, redline tape, two ink pads, bling, and 1 yard each of two colors of ribbon. I’ll have written instructions for the mini album.

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You can use these pieces to make anything from a mini album, to a two page spread in your scrapbook, to pocket letters, to greeting cards! The possibilities are endless! Here is a picture of the mini album in progress:

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Tuesday December 20, 2016 MAKE N TAKE!

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This Tuesday come join us at the Hearts n Crafts store to celebrate the upcoming holiday by making this lovely electric Tea Light cover or this elf-tacular shaker card. Each project is $3, be sure to bring your basic supplies: glue, scissors, etc. You can come in anytime Tuesday while supplies last. I hope to see you there!

Donations for Stolen Scrapbooking Supplies

Calling all Scrapbookers – – – One of our senior scrapbooking customer had all her scrapbooking supplies stolen. Because she is on a fixed income she isn’t able to afford to replace her items.

In the spirit of Christmas, I though if we all look through our tools for extras we can get enough donations to get her back up and crafting again…..

 

Holiday Boutique Fundraiser

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Nightmare Before Christmas mini album

Assemble your Nightmare Before Christmas mini album on Saturday December 10 at 2pm.
Bring your Nightmare Before Christmas kit and your supplies including trimmer and scoreboard to this class and Debbie will walk you through assembling your album. Please call the store to reserve your spot. $10

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Debbie’s Mini Album Class on Saturday December 10 at 2pm

Debbie’s Mini Album Class on Saturday December 10 at 2pm
Debbie is repeating the Graphic45 Night Before Christmas album. It’s a 5×5 hidden hinge album with four pages, pocket tags, and flaps. Please call the store to reserve and pay for your spot so a kit can be prepped for you. $25

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December Pajama Party Crop!

Pajama Party Crop is planned for Friday December 30!
Our Black Friday crop was so much fun everyone wanted to do another!
Look what we have planned for you:
– You’ll get the next kit of the month – “Frozen”
– Tee’s famous spaghetti,
– Caesar salad and garlic bread
– Snacks
– Raffle prizes
ALL FOR ONLY $50.00
Come in your pajamas we will have a contest for the best pajamas!
Call the store to reserve your spot today!

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