Friday, April 30, 2010

May 2010 Newsletter

Summer is almost here! The weather is finally warming up and the days are getting longer… that means more time to craft right?

May Craft Night
Our next Craft Night will be held on Friday, May 7th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Do you have a lot of wood stamps that are gathering dust because you prefer being able to see where your image will be stamped? Well, we have a solution for you… join us at Craft Night to find out how to un-mount your wood mounted stamps and then re-mount them onto clings so that you can use them with your acrylic blocks! To help you transition to cling mounted stamps, we will be giving 10% off on EZ Mount on Craft Night ONLY.

We will also be sharing some storage solutions that we’ve discovered works for us. If you have a storage solution that works for you, we’d love to hear about it at Craft Night! We are hoping that everyone will bring ideas with them to help fellow crafters organize their craft supplies.

We will continue to host the Card Drawing again at Craft Night, so bring one handmade card to enter. Same rules apply, so if you have any questions, please contact the store for more info. The more the merrier!

New Arrivals:

New CC’s Designs are here! More Swiss Pixies are fluttering in and will flutter out very quickly! These designs are so cute that they will sell out soon, so come in for best selection.

New Greeting Farm Stamps have also arrived and boy are they cute! New Anya designs and another Oliver and Ameila set featuring pets.

National Scrapbooking Day Sale!

Ok we are late as National Scrapbooking Day is on the first Saturday of May, but we still wanted to celebrate… better late than never right? Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 8th to get great deals on supplies throughout the store. Here’s some of the in-store specials for sale day:

  • All solid cardstock on sale (includes swiss dot, bling, glitter and regular cardstock- single sheets).
  • Regular and bling cardstock- regular $.79-$.89- sale 2/$1.
  • Swiss Dot- regular $.99- sale $.79
  • Glitter paper- regular $2.49- sale $1.99
  • Sizzix dies- Buy One Get One Free!- Sale day only. Limit 2, free die is of equal or lesser value and limited to stock on hand.
  • Miscellaneous in store specials on sale day only!

Plus check out our clearance basket for 50% off clearance items.

Class Kits:

Missed a class you really wanted to take? Can’t make it to any classes on weekends? A great alternative to attending a class is purchasing a class kit! Our instructors will often make extra class kits for those who were unable to attend their classes during scheduled times. If you are interested in a class that we’ve already taught, just ask about a class kit. If we don’t already have one in stock, we can make one for you and let you know when its ready. Class kits contain an instruction sheet and materials needed to make the project- you may need to provide some of your own supplies like pens, tape, scissors, trimmer, etc. Kit prices vary so please inquire within. Like classes, kits are cash only please.

Likewise, if there is a particular project you are interested in learning, let us know and we may create a class based on your request! Many of our classes are based on special requests by our regular students, so please let us know what you want to learn!

May Classes

Origami Card and Box Class

You asked for it! Join Jenny as she teaches you how to create this origami card and matching box. The card folds down for an easy fit into the envelope and the box is all one piece of paper.

Origami Box in class will not use this same paper as shown here.

Session 1:
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny

Supplies to bring: Paper trimmer, Scoreboard or trimmer w/scoreblade, Double stick tape, Scissors, Copics (hair color, skin color and clothing colors).

Tri-Shutter Album Class

Here’s another mini album for all your scrapbookers out there! This mini album looks like the Tri-Shutter card but takes it to a whole nother level! Its large enough to add photos and/or journaling. You will be creating the basic album and can add your own photos when you get home. These make great gifts for any occasion!

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny

Supplies to bring: Scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, score board or trimmer w/score blade.

Lattice Ribbon Weave Basket

Learn how to make this basket by weaving satin ribbon through a Spellbinders frame die. Other techniques used will be embossing and turning the Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch into a two-sided handle. Due to complexity of this project, cardmaking experience is required.

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi

Supplies: Paper Trimmer with cutting and scoring blade, double stick tape, scissors.

Everything But the Card
Here's a fun class that will teach you to following:

-How to make your own for odd sized cards
-How to size down a pre-made envelope
-How to line an envelope
-2 different ways to decorate the flap of an envelope

Paper flowers are the trend now and very popular. You will learn how to make 2-3 different kinds of paper flowers to adorn your packages or cards.

You will learn how to make different types of bows for cards and packages using different types of ribbons and techniques.

Supplies: Scissors, double stick tape

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:30
Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi

Cards Using Ranger Inks
We are very excited to bring in and feature Ranger Distress Inks. You will learn how to use these inks and create various projects.

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Debi
Supplies: Paper Trimmer with cutting and scoring blades, double stick tape, scissors, heat gun (if you have one)

Copic Blending Class
Learn simple blending techniques using your Copic markers! You will learn two different techniques in this class and will leave with two completed projects. Due to the personalized attention required, class size is limited to 4 students per class. If you are not able to attend this session or if the class is full, please ask to be placed on a wait list for future classes.

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny
Supplies: A supply list will be provided to enrolled students with recommended colors to bring to class. No sharing please as this will hold up the class.
Wow! We have a lot going on in May! Hope to see you soon!

Friday, April 23, 2010

New CC's Designs Just In!

Happy Friday Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that we have some new CC's Design stamps in stock. Some are re-orders like the Monkey set and Cherry Emma, but we also brought in some new ones like Kiki Cupcake, Kiki w/Puppy, Nora on swing, Brigitta on stump, Gretel, Heidi and Leisel. These cute images come ready to use! Just need to mount on your acrylic block and start stamping!

If you've been waiting for these stamps to arrive, better swing by the store soon for best selection. See you soon!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Store Closing Early...

Hi Everyone-
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the store will be closing at 2:00pm tomorrow (4/20). Sorry for the last minute notice! Store will resume regular hours on Wednesday, 4/21. If you have questions, please contact the store.

Thank you!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

More New Stuff!

More new stuff has arrived! Thought I'd share some photos of the new papers and miscellaneous items that came in....

New strawberry paper, Farm Fresh paper, and Bo Bunny Paradise Paper.

Here's the new line of Bo Bunny papers called Flower Child.

Loving this new Basic Grey paper called Kioshi!

Here's some new embellishments that came in- large pearl brads by American Crafts- so pretty for accenting flowers! Also got in crystal brads in case you like the bling look instead.

And lookie at these pretty roses by Prima!!! Love them!

Also in but not shown here are new Fiskars stamps, gold glitter and white embossing powders, more Martha Stewart punches, Stickles in Diamond, Star Dust and Frosted Lace, Jolee's stickers (bees, dragonflies, roses, sunflowers, pandas, etc.), and COPICS!!! Re-stocks on Ciao colors and a load of new Sketch markers have arrived- stop by for best selection! See you soon!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just In...

Hi Everyone!

Just got word from Michele that more Martha Stewart punches have arrived! Yay! If you haven't seen the newest designs, you won't want to miss out on them!

Back in stock: Iron Gate corner punch and border, flower patch border and corner punches, ladybug border and corner punches, gothic arches, quilted, pop up waterlily, double pop up waterlily, Happy Birthday deep edge punch and Garden Trellis deep edge punch.
Coming soon are the pansy punches, paper, flowers, Copics and more!

Just a reminder that this week's coupon is 30% off of Sizzix dies (Limit 2) for members and the 30% off super coupon can be used tomorrow or Saturday (4/16 or 4/17).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In The Garden Acetate Card

Debi has wow'd us again! When she brought in this card, everyone was floored and asked her how she made it. She ended up doing a demo on how she stamped the acetate- which I'm going to ask her to do a tutorial for this blog for all of you who missed it.
The image is called In the Garden and its one of the new Hero Arts wood stamps. Since the stamp is a negative image, she stamped it on pink cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. That's it! She told us that you can change the card with the seasons by changing what the boy is handing to the girl. In this card, he is handing her a flower, but you can have him handing her an egg for Easter, heart for Valentine's day.. you get the picture!
Thanks Debi for some great inspiration!

In the Garden Stamp- Hero Arts
Flourish Stamp- Hero Arts
Cardstock- Bazzil
White Staz On ink
Embossing powder

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Would You Like Some Lion With Your Tea?

Another cute tea cup card by Debi... This time instead of flowers, a special friend has decided to join you for a cup of tea! What a cute idea to put an animal in the teacup! If you are wondering how she got rid of the lines that are on the stamp, she inked it up first and then wiped the lines away using a baby wipe. This way, she could stamp directly on the designer paper!
The lion was made using the punch art techniuqe. Several sized circles and a spellbinders die make up this lion. So cute! The borders were punched using the Martha Stewart arch border punch.

Speaking of Martha Stewart Punches, the store received some new release punches that are a must have! They are going fast though, so stop by soon for best selection.
Cardstock- Bazzil
Teacup stamp- Hero Arts
Circle punches
Spellbinders die
Arch border punch- MS Crafts
DP- Little Sprout

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Simple Thank You

Debi made this sweet Thank You card for Michele. Can you believe that there are no layers of paper on this card? She stamped and embossed her image using white embossing powder and accented the middles with stickles. The shading was done by using Copic markers. Such a simple card, but a lot of WOW!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Updated Class Info

Just wanted to update you all on the April Classes:
  • One of the Masculine Cards Class samples is shown above. This is the faux metal technique that students will be learning. Class is scheduled for 4/24/10 at 1:30pm. See sidebar for details.
  • The 1:30pm Double Display Card class has been cancelled. If you are scheduled for the 10:30am class, the class is still on, so please plan on attending. As a reminder, the Merrie Monarch Parade is scheduled for the same time, so consider this when you decide where to park as Kilauea Avenue will be blocked off for the parade.

If you are interested in attending any classes, please contact the store.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt Winner!

Hi Everyone...
Just a short note to announce the winner of our die cut egg hunt... Congratulations to Belinda! Belinda- please contact the store next week to pick up your goodies!

Thank you to all who played!

Happy Easter!

The Girls and Island Scrapbooking

Boo Boo!

Last night we had a blast at Craft Night! Just thought I'd correct myself since I gave the wrong dimensions for the bunny bag make 'n take! I think I told everyone it was a 2-5-7-11 bag but its actually a 2-5-7-10 bag. Thank you Tracy for pointing it out to me! Hello! Can't score at 11" if the paper is 11" long! Duh.

Oh well- my apologies. Here' s the link to the directions on Splitcoast Stampers. Enjoy!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

Aren't these Sweet November Bunny Babies the cutest? Debi got creative and made this cute card and egg holder! They are not limited to Easter cards either- Debi colored one of the babies in pink and made a baby card with it. Love it!
Here's the baby card..
Here's the egg holder..
Speaking of Easter... don't forget our April Craft Night is scheduled for tonight at 5:00pm. If you want to participate in our Card Drawing, please bring a handmade card in a Spring or Easter theme. You won't want to miss out on the fun tonight! See you then!
Baby Bunny stamps- CC's Designs (Sweet November)
Cardstock- Bazzil
Markers- Copics
Flowers- Prima
Pearls- Hero Arts
Scallop dot and fence border punches- MS Crafts
DP- Reminisce

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 2010 Newsletter

Spring is in the air here in Hilo! Just finished our Spring Cleaning Sale on March 20th, and looks like a lot of our customers were in the mood to clean up their homes too! We sure got a lot of stuff to sell this time around, in fact, it was our biggest sale ever! It was a great way to clean out old stuff (and make room for new stuff!) and to get great deals on other's stuff! A win-win situation all around! Thank you to everyone who participated in the sale, whether you were a seller or bargain shopper!

We have some fun and exciting things planned this month, including some Easter Fun for Craft Night and some new classes! Read on for more info on both...

April Craft Night:
Since Easter is literally right around the corner, we thought we'd have some Easter fun at our next Craft Night.

First up is a free bunny bag make 'n take! Join Jenny in making this 2-5-7-11 bag and decorating it to look like the Easter Bunny!

Then, play along with our Easter Die Cut Egg Hunt! Easter egg die cuts will be hidden throughout the store and you need to find them! When you find all the eggs, you can turn in your paper for a chance to win an Easter goodie bag shown here.

Thiis contest will be held throughout Saturday as well and the winner will be drawn after the store closes on Saturday. Results will be posted on the blog.

We will again host a Card Drawing where those that want to enter can submit one handmade card in an Easter or Spring theme. We will number all the cards and have participants pull numbers to see who goes home with what card. Participation is voluntary, but the more people who participate, the better!

Finally, to celebrate the season and to add to all the fun, when you are ready to make a purchase, you will be able to choose an egg (at the register). Inside each egg will have a prize listed that is either a product or discount towards your purchase. Top prizes include:
· 30% off one item
· 10% off entire purchase
· Spellbinder Egg die set

Limit one per customer. Special runs only through Craft Night hours and cannot be saved for future purchases. Sorry, once your egg is opened, you may not add on additional products to that transaction. Thank you for following the rules!

Become A Fan On Facebook!
In case you are already on Facebook, become our Fan! You will be able to see what's going on at the store just by logging into your facebook account! Samples, specials, new arrivals, and more information comes directly to you! See you there!

April Classes:

Double Display Card Class

A variation of the popular Tri-Shutter Card, the Double Display card will wow your friends and family! Learn this simple technique using just a ½ sheet of cardstock!

Session 1:
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm*

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 1:30-3:30pm

Cost: $15
Instructor: Jenny

Supplies to bring with you: paper trimmer, scor-pal/Martha Stewart score board or paper trimmer w/score blade, double stick tape, scissors, and Copics or other coloring medium.

*Please note that this class will be held during the Merrie Monarch Parade. Please plan accordingly for parking as Kilauea Avenue fronting Island Scrapbooking will be blocked off.

Gift Bags and Tags Class

Ever wanted to use designer paper to make a gift bag? Want to coordinate your bag and tag? Well, here's a new class that you won't want to miss. Jenny will teach you how to make the Designer Gift Bag (origami fold) and a larger gift bag with matching tags. You will also receive instructions for a smaller version of this bag that you can try at home.

Session 1:
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 10:30-12:30pm

Cost: $18
Instructor: Jenny

Supplies to bring with you: paper trimmer, scor-pal/Martha Stewart score board or paper trimmer w/score blade, double stick tape, scissor, ruler and pencil.

Everything BUT The Card Class
You asked for it, so we're doing it - here's a fun new class that will teach you to following:

-How to make your own for odd sized cards
-how to size down a pre-made envelope
-How to line an envelope
-2 different ways to decorate the flap of an envelope

This class will also teach you how to make bows for cards as well as packaging using about four different types of ribbons and techniques.

Paper flowers are the trend now and very popular. In this class you will learn how to make a paper flower to adorn your package or card.

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $18
Instructor: Debi

Supplies to bring with you: Double stick tape and scissors.

Faux Cloisonne and Glitter Stencil Class

Its two classes for the price of one! Michele is back to teach these two timeless techniques that every stencil crafter needs to know.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Michele

Supplies to bring with you: scissors and double stick tape.

Masculine Cards Class- Faux Leather and Metal Techniques

Again- You asked for it - Learn some new techniques to make masculine cards. You will be making 2 cards in this class. The first will have an elegant sophisticated look using the faux leather technique. The second will have a more industrial but cool look using aluminum foil (to look like metal) and staples.

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $15.00
Instructor: Debi
upplies to bring with you: Double stick tape, scissors.

Copic Blending Class

Back by popular demand is Jenny's Copic Blending Class. Learn how to get the most from your Copic Markers by learning two blending techniques. Students will leave with two completed projects. Class size is limited due to personalized attention needed for each student.

Session 1:
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2:
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $20
Instructor: Jenny

Supplies to bring with you: A list of Copic colors will be provided to you when you sign up for the class. These are recommended colors based on project design. Feel free to substitute other colors from your collection. Please no sharing of pens as this will prevent the class from progressing. Students should also bring double stick tape and scissors with them to class.

Please note that there are also April Copic Blending classes that were advertised last month. They are not listed here because they are full. If you are enrolled in either of the April classes, classes will be held as scheduled.

That's it for now! Hope to see you at Craft Night!

Enjoy Every Moment

Spring is in the air! Donna has used a lovely paper by edgy designer Christine Adolf and complimented it with saying that reminds us to enjoy life. This Hero Arts stamp set has lots of "springy" type sayings that will certainly put a "spring" in the recipient's step! Love the button/ribbon accent and Kaisercraft Gems used to embellish the card too.
  • Sentiment- Hero Arts
  • DP- Creative Imaginations
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Ribbon
  • Button and Embroidery thread