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NCAA Finals Tournament Update – Curio Giveaway

Wow, what an exciting tournament! A buzzer beater to win it all determined which 7 of you were eligible for the grand prize. Great job with your picks, everyone! We hope that this exercise made the tournament a little more exciting for you. It definitely made it more exciting for us.


Since 7 contestants chose the Villanova Wildcats, we were forced to pull three of those names out of a hat to determine the winners of the Silhouette Curio machines. The three winners are:

Karen Benedict – Villanova
Lela Marie Ray Russo – Villanova
Mary Anne Descant Dubrock – Villanova

For the other four who picked Villanova, all is not lost. You each just won 5 rolls of CGull vinyl! Your names are:

Cheryl Roosma – Villanova
Dorlene M Durham – Villanova
Janie LaCasella – Villanova
Melodie Hengst Paul – Villanova

So to collect your prize, the easiest way to get things going is to contact us through Facebook private messaging. We hope to hear from you soon. Thanks to all for participating.

Final 4 NCAA Tournament Update – Curio Giveaway

We are impressed by how many of our participants remain in the running. 12.5% of you are still alive in this tournament. Nobody picked Syracuse, though! They are the first 10 seed to ever make the Final 4, so it came as a surprise to everyone, even the most knowledgeable experts. Great job with your picks, everyone!

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Everyone listed here has won a 10% off coupon, so if you chose North Carolina, Villanova, or Oklahoma, contact us via Facebook private messaging and give us your email. We will reply to your email with the coupon code. Come back here next Tuesday (April 5th) to find out who the grand prize winners of the 3 Silhouette Curios are!

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Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Update – Curio Giveaway

march madness updateIt appears we have a lot of customers who are basketball fans – a whopping 52% of you are still in this thing. Great job with your picks!

There is still plenty more tournament to go, but everyone listed here has won a 5% off coupon, so congratulations are definitely in order.

Remember, if your team advances to the Final 4 you will also win a 10% off coupon (use the coupons for two separate purchases) and three grand prize winners will get the innovative and highly-coveted multipurpose craft platform, the Silhouette Curio! It’s an amazing Silhouette machine.

If you have advanced to the Sweet 16, please contact us via Facebook private messaging and tell us your email address. We will then send the coupon code to your email. You can use the coupon on anything we sell here at Come back here next Monday to find out who the Final 4 winners are!

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March Madness Challenge – Curio Giveaway

craft_direct_march_madnessUpdated 3/18/16: scroll to bottom of this post to see that your name has been entered.

At CraftDirect we are pretty big basketball fans, and whether or not the same is true of you, you should get in on this tournament challenge. It costs nothing to enter, you don’t have to know anything about college basketball, and you will have a chance to win 1 of 3 Silhouette Curios.

Rules for the Contest:

  • To enter, comment on our Facebook post about this giveaway. Simply tell us the team you pick to win, or comment “random” and we will randomly assign you a good team (a top 8 seed). Get your picks in by the start of the first game on Thursday, March 17th.
  • As your team advances, you will win prizes. The prize for Sweet 16 advancement is a 5% off coupon. We will announce the advancing teams and those who picked them here and on Facebook on Monday, March 21st.
  • The prize for Final 4 advancement is a 10% off coupon. Teams and coupon winners will be announced on Monday, March 28th.
  • When the champion of the tournament is crowned, we will have 3 lucky grand prize winners. The grand prize is the multi-purpose DIY craft platform, the Silhouette Curio. Say 10 people pick the winning team, 3 random names will be drawn from a hat for the grand prize and the other 7 will receive free CGull vinyl*. Say nobody picks the tournament winner, we will select 3 names from the runner-up team. Say only 1 person picks the winner, 2 names will be drawn from the runner up, and so on.

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You can download a JPG of the tournament brackets right here on the CraftDirect blog. We’ll see you back here next week for updates on winners.

*We commit to 1 roll per winner, but if there aren’t very many winners we will be a lot more generous.

Here are the entries. Let us know if you don’t see your name (sorted by first name, alphabetically):

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CHA 2016 – New Products from Simple Stories

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One of my favorite craft paper companies is Simple Stories. I love how they always have new and innovative designs in their paper stacks! For the past 5 years, Simple Stories cardstock and SN@P! card sets have been setting trends. This year is no different.

As the name suggests, Simple Stories makes products that simplify scrapbooking and card-making. Their smaller albums are a great gift and way to get new/younger scrapbookers going on their paper projects. It’s as easy as inserting a picture with a journaling card, and adding embellishments as you please.

So, what should you be excited for in 2016? I’m about to tell you. Some of these sets are going to sell out so quickly, I can just tell. The one thing about Simple Stories is I never know if we can get more product in or not. If you see something you like, you had better get it then and there.

Hey Pop_CollectionCoverFirst, to the left we have the Hero Scrapbook Collection Kit, which comes with six double sided sheets of paper, two cardstock sticker sheets, and two double-sided cardstock elements sheets.

Hey Pop_CollectionCoverThis convenient kit allows you to create multiple scrapbook pages with a fun, patriotic theme. Show off your reverence and admiration for those who have fought for and defended the freedoms we enjoy in the USA.

Second, to the right we have the Hope Scrapbook Collection Kit, which comes with six double-sided sheets, two cardstock sticker sheets, and two double-sided cardstock elements sheets. This theme is of course for Breast Cancer Awareness and features everything in pink. It will help you make crafts that inspire hope for a brighter future! Both of these great sets are sure to sell out quickly!

lets party 6x6Third, to the left we have the Let’s Party Collection Kit, which comes in both 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ stacks (not to mention SN@P! sets).

If you love the Simple Stories scrapbooking system, you may want to pick up all 3 components of this collection, because the theme will surely come in handy. As the name suggests, it’s ideal for making layouts for parties and celebrations.SOUCollectionCover2

Fourth, to the right we have the Carpe Diem Collection Kit, which will coordinate with Carpe Diem planners. There is also a 6″ x 6″ stack and either one of them will be great for your paper craft projects. In addition, they released a whole mess of embellishments to use decorating your planner or your scrapbook kit. Embellishments like stickers, chipboard frames, enamel dots, and brads. Right now most of the Carpe Diem Planner collection is in stock! The rest should be arriving soon.

Fifth, (not pictured) the last collection kit is You Are Here!, which comes in 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ (and SN@P!s). This collection reminds me of vacation time, spending days on the beaches of Hawaii and relaxing! The thought warms my heart in this cold February weather. Let me know which is your favorite paper collection, and if you create something with one of these sets, please share tit with me! I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy creating!