Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Magic Weekend!

Christmas Magic Weekend is here! We're open ‘til 8pm tonight, Friday, Nov. 28. Sale prices are valid while quantities last, until closing time on Saturday!

Here's some of the magical deals you can enjoy when you stop by to see
us this weekend! Sale prices apply while supplies last... Get a FREE
GIFT with any purchase over $30 (your choice of a snowflake reusable
tote bag, Basic Grey figgy pudding ornament kit or an exclusive
'details' embellishment by American Crafts!)

Pick your discount on all regular priced items up to 40% off

Christmas Stamps: 40% off when you buy 2 or more (It's NOT too late to
work on your Christmas cards- I'm still doing mine!)

Save BIG on QuicKutz
- Squeeze Tool $25 (reg. $89) WOW- at this price, everyone should have a squeeze! 3 styles available
- Lemonade Alpha $29 (reg. $79)
- Spotlight Alpha $59 (reg. $149)
- Essential Die Sets $20 with purchase over $100 before taxes ($57.94
value!)
- Assorted Die Sets $25 (reg. $39-$59)

Buy a Purple Cow Trimmer, get blade set 50% off (we LOVE this tool!)

Clearance Items 70% off

Pick your discount on all regular priced items up to 40% off

Plus, you'll enjoy huge savings on QK bundles (NOW is a great time to
get a QuicKutz Revolution or Silhouette tool!)

Free gift wrapping is available!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New & Noteworthy...


Just wanted to highlight a few products that are new in the store this week!
- Glue Glider Pro- a fantastic glue runner tool that is the perfect combination of heavy duty and cute. In hot pink & lime green, this tool is a joy to work with- comes with 40 feet of 'perma tac' adhesive (guaranteed to stick & stay put!). The bonus? It's super easy to refill, and the price is better than you'll expect!
- Simply Handmade- new release magazine by the makers of Scrapbook Trends- this Dec/Jan issue includes 50 fun projects you can make in an evening and lots of great ideas for Christmas. Simply Handmade is replacing "Paper Trends" and now includes projects with other mediums (ie. fabric) as well!
- Clear Dollar Stamps- we're not sure of the reason for the name, but this new line of Clear stamps we're carrying is really cute! There's lots of great designs (including "Charlie Horse" and the cutest squirrel...) and the quality is really impressive!
- Canadian Scrapbooker- the winter issue has arrived and it looks like another great one (it doesn't hurt that there's an owl on the cover layout)! This issue includes lots of card ideas, great layouts and home decor ideas... and lots of great tips & techniques!
- Armour Etch- glass etching is soooo much fun, especially when combined with the QK Silhouette & Holly gift set! Etching creme is in stock now (and sources tell us our price is significantly lower than they've seen it elsewhere!) as well as a great selection of colours of QK vinyl (not that the colour matters when you're making a stencil to etch with... but you want to be able to use it elsewhere, too!). Join us for the 'Santa's Coming' class on Tuesday night and you'll get to etch a great 'Cookies for Santa' plate & try it out!
- Volume 2 of Canadian Scrapbooker Basics is here! This fantastic idea book is just $7.99 and a set of Vol.1 & 2 would make an awesome gift for someone you know just getting started in Scrapbooking... but there's great ideas in here for even the most advanced among us! Sometimes we forget those 'basic' techniques we loved way back when! This issue has a focus on STAMPING and includes lots of great ways to incorporate stamps into your layouts.

There's lots more new (and on it's way) but that's a few things that caught my eye today... we hope to see you in the store soon!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Card Contest!

It's that time again... we invite you to enter our Annual Christmas Card Contest!
Bring in your handmade cards for a chance to win something wonderful! Cards can be Hand-stamped or Paper-crafted!

Three Categories: Quick & Simple or Embellished & Enhanced. Kids card category for school aged kids!

Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 6, 2008. All cards will be displayed in the store & Customer voting begins Dec. 8. Winners will be announced by Dec. 23. Customer votes (in store and online) will be taken into consideration, so come in and cast your vote!

The small print:
- Everyone is welcome to submit one card with a winter/ Christmas theme.
- Cards must feature products sold in our store (not a home party company)as their focal point.
- Include your name, phone number and address on the back of your card as well as stamp & material credits (which company makes the stamp, sticker, etc.). Kids: include your age!
- All (adult) entries become property of Creative Accents (we suggest you make one to keep!). Kids cards will be returned to them.

PRIZES
Depending on the number of entries, there will be several prize packages awarded, “goodie bags” filled with paper-crafting
accessories:
1st place- worth $35.00+
2nd place- worth $25.00+
Kids Prize- worth $20+
All entrants will receive a ‘thank you’ discount coupon!

Stamps on Sale!

Until Thursday, Nov. 27 all wood mounted stamps are ON SALE at Creative Accents!
Buy 1- Save 15%
Buy 2- Save 25%
Buy 3 or more- Save 30%

There's lots in stock for Christmas cards & gift giving (or just to treat yourself) stop by and check out our amazing selection of stamps!

Card Contests!

Ah... Christmas! With everyone so busy making bunches of fabulous Christmas cards, it's the perfect time for a Card Contest! With all the issues we've been having with our store email account, details haven't yet been released on our annual contest, but please know that it IS happening! So while you're making your amazing card creations, please set one aside to save for us... and watch for more details to come (categories, prizes, etc.) really soon! {by the way- there will be a kids category as well this year, so get the kiddies involved!}

While we're talking about contests... check out this link for details on a contest hosted by PageMaps! Card Maps are a great starting point for fabulous cards- why not make two variations and enter one at our store & the other with PageMaps? The PageMaps contest closes on Monday, Nov. 24!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Classes...

Wassail Gift Giving Kit: Wed. Nov. 19 at 7pm, $39 (includes $45+ worth of BasicGrey product)
- Even the smallest of gifts deserve the most beautiful package and this kit is perfect for the tiniest of treasures. Featuring the new Wassail holiday collection, the kit comes with BasicGrey supplies and templates needed to complete 3 cards & envelopes, two pillow boxes, one pyramid box, two fortune cookies, a gift card holder wallet & six gift tags!

Midnight Crop: Sat. Nov. 22 from 6pm- midnight. Cost is just $5- bring a friend and some munchies to share! Take advantage of an evening at our store to work on your Christmas cards or gift projects!

Anyone can Stamp Mon. Nov 24 at 7pm
- This is a great basic stamping techniques class to bring a friend (or daughter) to! Cost is just $12 (or 2 for $20) for 3 Christmas cards designed by & created with Hero Arts products. Perfect for beginner stampers or anyone looking for quick & easy card ideas!

Santa's Coming! Tues. Nov. 25 @ 7pm $25
- Santa is on his way, and you'll be ready to greet him with the home decor projects created in this class! You'll use the Revolution and Silhouette tools by QuicKutz to create a fun 'Chrismtas countdown' plaque using the Jolly gift set (Revolution) plus try your hand at glass etching using the Holly gift set (Silhouette) making a cute 'cookies for Santa' plate with a matching glass! Learn some great techniques you'll want to repeat again and again (warning- glass etching is addictive!)

Believe Mini Album- Sat. Nov. 29 @ 2pm & Tues. Dec. 2 at 7pm $35
- watch for more details coming soon on this fabulous mini book project by Basic Grey!

Card Crop- Mon. Dec. 1 @ 7pm Just $10 (if you bring your Revolution & Jolly gift set- $15 if you don't have one yet!)
- Create 5 Christmas cards & one tag using the new Jolly gift set by QuicKutz! It's a great way to kick-start your card making and break in your new gift set (if you haven't used it yet!) OR to try out some fabulous products you'll be adding to your Christmas wish list ;)

Kids Class- Sat. Dec. 6 at 1pm (ages 7 & up)
- details to come on this 'top secret' kids class!

Christmas Cards from A-Z- Mon. Dec 8 at 7pm, $18
- more details to come, but we'll create a minimum of 6 Christmas cards!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Remembrance Day Hours

We will be closed Monday, November 10
and until NOON on Tuesday, November 11
In honour of those who have served in the war
and those who are currently serving our country.
We will be open our regular hours Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November SOTM!

Introducing our November Stamp of the Month... the "Winter Trees" clear stamp set by Stampendous! This beautiful collection of stamps will give you tons of options for elegant cardmaking this season!







Monday, November 03, 2008

Customer Appreciation Sale! {2 Days only!}

We decided to do a bit of impromptu renovations this weekend and as you know, we're always making room for new products, so... we've decided to have a Customer appreciation Sale this Monday & Tuesday, Nov 3 & 4- for TWO days only you can enjoy savings on EVERYTHING in the store!

For these two days you can save 20% on EVERY regular priced item in the store (specially priced items, ie. QuicKutz holiday bundles & gift sets are not included- they're already a huge savings!). You can also enjoy huge savings of 60% off all Clearance items! It's a great time to kick-start your Christmas shopping or stock up on materials for your Christmas card & gift making!

But wait, there's more! (I love saying that!) We also have a new shipment of BARGAIN STAMPS in the store! Come check out the assortment of Studio G clear & wood mounted stamps for just $1.50 (limit of 10 per customer- after limit price is $2). There's tons of fabulous images plus an assortment of ink pad cubes (just $2 each)! These stamps will be spread out on our back table for your browsing convenience :)

Thanks so much for the way YOU support our business! We couldn't be the store you keep telling us you love (even though you *say* we're "bad") without your support! Stop by on Monday or Tuesday and let us show you our appreciation!