We Create it, You Make it, You Take it: February 5th, 2017

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Tee and our instructors are working hard to make this the best event yet!

Scheduled for Feb. 5th – Yes, that’s Superbowl Sunday, but the event is starting an hour early to give everyone time to get home to see the kickoff.

Early Bird will start at 9am. and will be another fantastic project from Tee (all instructors, as well as our faithful customers, are waiting to see what she’ll come up with this time!). It will be a ten dollar value!

The event opens to everyone at 10am.

This time out our themes are VALENTINE’S DAY, SAINT PATRICK’S DAY, and BIRTHDAYS! You can make a whole range of projects that will coordinate, if you are planning a party, but every project is individual to the designer, as always.

And a NEW CONTEST – In addition to the raffle ticket you get for each project you purchase, you can win the grand prize for MOST PROJECTS FINISHED!

$30 for early bird and $25 for general admission. This includes FOUR projects along with a fabulous football themed lunch and individual designer/instructors to help you.

Additional projects are $5.00 each.

Tim Holtz “Love Shack” $24 Jan 22nd 1pm CONTEST – YOU COULD WIN

Join us for an exciting in-store workshop Class January 22 at 1 pm $24  where you will learn to build the Tim Holtz “Love Shack”.  WIN WIN WIN with TIM!!!  In this workshop you will be encouraged to make it in your own style.  We will provide you all the basics, have extra stuff on the table for you to use.    If you LOVE your Shake Enter it in Sixxiz’s giveaway and YOU and Hearts-n-Crafts could both win the Vagabond ($224.00 retail value)

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Bunko Night!

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Who wants to plays some Bunko?! By joining us on the second Friday of every month at 6:30, you can play a great game with some friends, and help fund food for low income families at the same time. How does this work? $15 paid on the day of the event will get you into the game. Part of the funds will be used to cover prizes and snacks and the rest of the balance will go towards helping the families. We are almost sold out but still have a few spots available so call the store to reserve your spot today for our Bunko night this Friday the 13th!

Make-n-Take for Tuesday 1.10.16

With this week’s Make-n-Take, you will have the chance to make four different cards for $3 each. Come in between 10AM and 6PM at Hearts-n-Crafts in Covina.  Come and support your local craft store by creating beautiful cards!

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Scrap Your Scraps!

Saturday January 14
2-5pm
$15
Bring your scraps – or pick a few from the store’s collection – and let Debbie show you how to turn them into quick and easy cards using Die-namics die sets from My Favorite Things! We’ll provide the cardstock to make six cards, assorted printed sentiments, plus access to store scraps. Bring your favorite scraps, scissors, trimmer, glue and adhesive. Call the store to reserve your seat! 10 spots are available.
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Cards and More with Debbie

Saturday January 14
10am – noon

Here’s a sneak peek at three of the five projects you’ll make with the beautiful Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Valentine themed paper collection. You will be fussy-cutting, layering, distress-inking edges, using DecoFoil and trying out the new WeRMemoryKeepers’ Scalloped Goodie Bag guide to make a vellum envelope! Bring your basic tool kit including scoreboard, paper trimmer, glue, adhesive tape and brown ink for distressing. I’ll have a scoreboard and trimmer to share. Call the store to reserve and pay for your spot so a kit can be prepared for you. $22. The seven spots have been filled.~Debbie

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Tip Tuesday (on a Thursday): Needle Nose Glue Bottle

Hello everyone, and happy new year from all of us here at Hearts-n-Crafts. This is part of our new series called Tip Tuesday but due to unforeseen events, this week’s Tip Tuesday has been moved to Tip Thursday.

Today’s tip is all about how to use a needle nose bottle. We just got a big shipment of these bottles into the store, so now is the perfect time to come and buy one!  This is one of my favorite tools to use while crafting because it gives you such a precise line of glue exactly where you want it to go.  This is what the bottle itself looks like:

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It’s a tiny bottle, but for the projects that you will be using it for, it’s the perfect size.  The needle nose has a cap that is attached with plastic chord so that (a) you do not lose it and (b) it keeps the nozzle from getting clogged and glue getting everywhere.  Each time you use the glue bottle be sure to put the cap back on immediately after you are done with it. This way the needle nose won’t get clogged and glue won’t go everywhere. Also, don’t push the cap down all the way or else it may get stuck and pull the needle tip out of the bottle.  One of the best glues to use with this bottle is the Tonic Craft Tacky Glue.  It works on multiple types of projects from paper to fabric so you can use the one needle nose bottle for multiple things.

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All you do is take the cap off the needle nose bottle and set that to the side. Then, with the cap still on the other glue bottle, squeeze the glue from the bigger bottle to the smaller one. Then close the glue bottle and put it away and place the cap onto the needle nose bottle.

This glue bottle is perfect for when you have an intricate die cut or just the corners of a paper that need to be glued down.  For example, during the holidays I used the Tonic die that I got at Hearts-n-Crafts on some of my cards and I used the needle nose bottle to glue it down because it is so delicate.

You could also put some of the Nuvo clear drops into the bottle so that you can glaze over the eyes of animals that are too small to do with the regular Nuvo bottle.  This will add dimension to the card and make the character seem more life-like.

I hope you enjoyed this Tip Tuesday, on a Thursday, and we will be back to our normal posting schedule for Tip Tuesday next week.  Thank you for reading and we’ll see you at the store!

Make n Take Tuesday–Jan 3

Here are the fabulous projects we’ve designed for you! Come into the store to make and take your choices, or call the store to reserve a kit. Remember, kits are limited!

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What’s your Word of the Year?

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Tee’s word for 2017 is “Balance.” What’s yours?
Do you choose a word each year, or does your word choose you? Now, wouldn’t it be awesome to take your word and turn it into a beautiful, display-all-year work of art? Come join Tee on Sunday, January 8th, and make a mixed media canvas of YOUR word. $10.00