Thursday, July 29, 2010

Themed Scrapbook Kits for Beginners & Busy Scrapbookers!

Our newest selection of themed scrapbook kits are the perfect choice for beginners and busy scrapbookers!  Complete scrapbook kits from American Crafts include coordinating album, patterned papers, and embellishments for creating a designer scrapbook.  You'll find them in the Scrapbook Kits section of the store!

Scrapbook Album Kits

The Baby Scrapbook Kit includes one 8x8 post-bound album, 10 page protectors, 20 sheets of patterned paper, 24 foam shapes, 310 letter stickers, 10 journaling stickers and 4 flair adhesive badges.

The papers are sized to fit inside the page protector sleeves.  You can click on the images to get a better view of the patterned scrapbook papers included in each of the kits.

The album is covered with a leaf green fabric that will work well for either a baby girl or baby boy.  The photo window frame on the front cover makes it easy to personalize your album with a favorite photo of baby.  Baby scrapbook kits are a creative baby shower gift to give a crafty friend!

The Wedding Scrapbook Kit is perfect for creating a keepsake album of your wedding day!  Kit includes one 8x8 post-bound album covered with classic black fabric, 10 page protectors, 20 sheets of patterned paper, 24 chipboard shapes, 171 letter stickers, 34 accent & phrase stickers and 25 mini brads.

Include photos of special pre-wedding events too, including the engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and more.

Adding embellishments is a great way to enhance your layouts and it's a lot of fun!  The American Crafts album kits include a generous assortment of coordinating embellishments for decorating your scrapbook pages.

The Everyday Scrapbook Kit is the perfect choice for highlighting special photos of everyday life with family & friends.

Kit includes one 8x8 album, 10 page protectors, 20 sheets of paper, 24 chipboard shapes, 124 letter stickers, 13 journaling stickers and 4 flair adhesive badges.

The post-bound album is covered with a chestnut brown fabric.  Papers and embellishments are perfectly coordinated with modern colors & trendy designs.  Use this all-occasion scrapbook kit to share photos of best friends, birthdays, vacations, and more!

Visit the Scrapbook Kits section for details on these kits and to explore our complete selection of scrapbook kits for beginners & experienced scrapbookers.

Scrapbooking Supplies

We've added some new supplies to the Paper Craft Supplies section of the store!  Our goal is to bring you quality products at a great value.

The Original Cutter Bee Scissors from EK Success are a great choice for a variety of scrapbooking & card making applications.  These precision cut scissors are ideal for detail cutting.  The comfort grip handles work for both left and right hand use.  A snap-on safety cover is included.

The ZIG Writer Scrapbook Marker features a dual tip and black pigment ink that has been tested for archival quality.  This is a great all-purpose marker for scrapbook journaling.  This marker is acid-free, light-fast, waterproof, fade-proof, and non-bleeding.

Kits make it easy to create a designer scrapbook album for special occasions & everyday!  Explore a variety of Creative Craft Kits & Supplies at Weekend Kits and be ready to start scrapbooking on your next Weekend at Home.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beaded Necklace, Bracelet & Earring Making Kits

It's easy to make beautiful jewelry at home with our new selection of beaded jewelry kits from Prima Bead. These unique jewelry kits feature creative jewelry designs & quality materials. You'll find them in the Jewelry Making Kits section of the store!

Bracelet Making Kit

The Sea Glass Bracelet Making Kit features sterling silver beads & findings, frosted glass beads, and sparkling crystals.

This beautiful bracelet uses calming sea glass inspired colors, including aquamarine blue, lime green, and light teal.

Prima Bead jewelry kits use only the finest materials.  The findings used in this lovely bracelet are authentic sterling silver.  The crystals are genuine Crystazzi brand bicones.

This easy bracelet project includes all the beads & findings you need to make one 7-1/2" bracelet with toggle style closure.  Perfect for wearing with your favorite pair of blue jeans & t-shirt for a dressy casual look.

Earring Making Kit

The Gold Forest Earring Making Kit includes all the materials you need to make these gorgeous crystal & glass pearl earrings.

The 14K gold plated beads & findings coordinate beautifully with the forest green crystals and soft gold pearls.

Step-by-step instructions & diagrams are provided with all Prima Bead jewelry kits. Basic jewelry making techniques are used to create each of the jewelry pieces.

This easy earring project requires that you know how to form wrapped loops and apply crimp beads.  An ideal jewelry making project for beginners with some experience.  Advanced jewelry crafters will enjoy the convenience of professionally coordinated beads & findings!

Necklace Making Kit 

The Gold Forest Necklace Making Kit is a 3-strand crystal & glass pearl necklace kit designed to match perfectly with the Gold Forest earrings.

Kit includes 14K gold plated beads & findings, genuine Crystazzi crystals, and lustrous glass pearls.

You'll need to have some basic jewelry making tools on hand to complete your Prima Bead jewelry projects.

This necklace project requires the use of crimping pliers and wire cutters. The product descriptions provided for each of the jewelry kits tell you which jewelry tools you'll need as well as which techniques are used in making the jewelry project.

Holiday Jewelry Kits

The Christmas Holly Bracelet Kit is a holiday jewelry kit with all the jewelry supplies you need to made one holly bracelet.  Kits includes 14K gold plated toggle accents, gold bead wire, crystal bicones, glass pearls, and instructions.

Wear this fun bracelet to a special Christmas gathering or just for fun throughout the holiday season.

Holiday jewelry kits are also a great way to create special jewelry items for handmade gift giving!

The Christmas Lights Earring Kit is another fun holiday jewelry kit you won't want to miss.  Crystal tear drops and sterling silver accents make these earrings sparkle!

Visit the Jewelry Making Kits section for details on all the jewelry kits shown here and to see our complete selection of jewelry making kits for all skill levels.  If you're new to jewelry making, be sure to explore our great selection of jewelry kits for beginners too.

Explore our fun & always-changing selection of Creative Craft Kits & Supplies at Weekend Kits and be ready to create something new - like beautiful jewelry - on your next Weekend at Home!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beginner Embroidery Kits - Learn to Embroider!

Our newest selection of beginner embroidery kits use simple patterns & basic stitches, ideal for learning how to hand embroider.  You'll find them in the Embroidery Kits section of the store!

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kits

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kit - Pooh

The Simply Stitched line of hand embroidery kits from Janlynn are perfect for beginners!  Each kit includes foundation fabric, embroidery floss, needle, and instructions.

There are 3 Simply Stitched embroidery designs featuring classic Winnie the Pooh characters, including Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore.

These delightful designs show us that sometimes simple is better.  The Pooh embroidery design would be perfect framed for baby's nursery or a young child's bedroom.

Simply Stitched - Hand Embroidery Kit - Tigger

The Simply Stitched designs are pre-printed on the fabric, so there's no need to worry about transferring patterns.  You'll be ready to start stitching right away!

A few embroidery supplies you'll want to have on hand include an embroidery hoop to hold your fabric while stitching and a pair of sharp scissors for snipping threads.

The simple designs make these kits a quick & easy embroidery project for experienced stitchers.  Great for handmade gift giving!

This is the perfect embroidery design for anyone who loves Tigger.  And, don't miss the always-lovable Eeyore - Simply Stitched Embroidery Kit.

Learn a Craft - Counted Cross Stitch Kits

The Hummingbird Duo Counted Cross Stitch Kit is from the Learn-a-Craft line of beginner embroidery kits from Dimensions.

Kit includes white cotton Aida fabric, embroidery hoop, cotton floss, needle, and instructions.

With counted cross stitch, the design is not pre-printed on the fabric.  You'll learn how to count the threads in the fabric to find the correct location for each of the X-shaped stitches.

Counted cross stitch charts show you where to place individual stitches and provide symbols for selecting the appropriate thread color.  I find that using a highlighter pen is a helpful way to keep track of where you are on the chart, especially if you have to leave your project for an extended time.

The Welcome Butterfly Counted Cross Stitch Kit is a colorful cross stitch design for beginners!  The 6" plastic hoop included in the kit can be used to frame your completed needleart for easy display.

The new Learn-a-Craft Kits include pre-sorted thread organizers!  This means that each of the floss colors are separated and identified by color number.  The organizer also shows how many strands of floss to use when using a particular color.

Cotton floss is provided in 6-strand threads and must be pulled apart to use only the number of strands indicated by the cross stitch chart.

Visit the Embroidery Kits section for details on these kits & to see our entire selection of embroidery kits for beginners and experienced stitchers, including hand embroidery kits, crewel kits, cross stitch kits, beaded stitch kits, and more!

Crafty Embroidery Blog

If you love embroidery, you won't want to miss a visit to the Feeling Stitchy blog.  This crafty blog is full of embroidery inspiration, including great tutorials, free patterns, creative embroidery projects, and more! I especially like the helpful stitching resources they provide, including links to a stitch dictionary, stitch school, and even a video library of stitches.  This is an excellent embroidery resource!

Embroidery is a relaxing craft with design options ranging from classic to contemporary. Stop by Weekend Kits today and be ready to start stitching on your next Weekend at Home.

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