Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Staff Project: Gift Card Holders

 Some friends and I were recently chatting about the amount of wrapping paper, gift bags, and bows we seem to have on hand. I have somehow accumulated more wrapping paper than I will ever use in a lifetime -- no, make that TWO lifetimes! -- because these days I mainly give gift cards. 

Because of that, I'm always looking for creative gift card holders that I can make with scrapbooking tools and the supplies I have on hand. I know I'm not alone in my quest -- our talented staff member Heidi found a great gift card holder idea in the June 2012 issue of Scrapbooks, Etc.

Here's the original idea from the article -- click to enlarge

This super-easy design makes good use of your circle punch and scoring board! Click to enlarge.

Here are three awesome gift card holders Heidi made based on this design (click to enlarge the collage) for graduation and birthdays. She made the outside part of the gift card a little larger than specified in the instructions so it would fit into an A2 invitation-size envelope for mailing.

What a great idea for all of those graduation open house parties which are just around the corner! Thanks for sharing your adorable projects, Heidi!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

National Scrapbook Week: Destination Memory Bound!

Our theme for National Scrapbook Week is DESTINATION MEMORY BOUND - a paper crafter's paradise!

Take a trip to Memory Bound and pick up your free PASSPORT with any $20 purchase beginning April 16. It will be filled with coupons and opportunities for you to venture to Memory Bound to earn stamps and stickers. Once you’ve filled your passport you’ll receive a free gift worth over $10.

We have an entire week of fun planned. Check it out!

Mon, April 30 – 30% OFF All Travel-Themed Mdse  
Tues, May 1 – Mix-N-Match Cardstock – 100 Sheets for $42.99 
Wed, May 2 – 30% OFF All Storage/Organizational Items 
Thurs, May 3 –Buy 1 Yard of Ribbon, Get 1 Yard FREE
Fri, May 4 – 30% OFF All Patterned Paper
Project DIRECTIONS – No need to “ask for directions” on this trip! Free instructions for several projects available!

MINI CLASSES Take 1-hour classes for only $10 each!
·  Travel Layouts:  Monday, April 30, 6-7pm
·  Circle Explosion Book:  Wednesday, May 2, 6-7pm
·  Travel Organizer:  Friday, May 4, 6-7pm

FREE Make-N-Take Card – Friday, May 4, 1-6pm 
Jean has designed the perfect card for National Scrapbook Week -- an adorable card in the shape of a suitcase!

FREE PHOTO OP Sat, May 5, 10am-2pm  
We have a Kodak moment waiting for you!Your photo will be perfect for your Memory Bound passport!  Free with purchase or with passport.

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY – Saturday, May 5!  It’s a national holiday! Stop in and get up to 30% OFF your entire purchase!
·  Spend up to $25 – Get 10% OFF 
·  Spend $26-$75 – Get 20% OFF
·  Spend $76-100 – Get 25% OFF
·  Spend over $100 – Get 30% OFF

FREE Kindle Fire For every $25 you spend during National Scrapbook Week, get your name in the drawing for a free Kindle Fire!  Drawing will be held at 4pm on May 5.

FACEBOOK FUN – Check in at our Facebook page for coupons and other activities!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Memory Bound's AccuCut Center

There are many, many things that make Memory Bound a special place, but one of our most popular areas is our AccuCut die cutting center. If you purchase your paper or cardstock at Memory Bound, you are welcome to use the AccuCut dies and machines while you're at the store. Even if you own a Cricut or a Big Shot die cutting system, you'll find many unique dies in our AccuCut center!

We have a huge variety of shape and letter dies perfect for scrapbooking, card making, bulletin boards, display boards, and much, much more. Did you know that we have dies for treat containers, envelopes, and even a die which cuts tabbed pages for a mini-album? If you're making May Baskets or display boards for graduation, we've got dies that will make those tasks easy and fun!

If you've never looked closely at our die cutting center, be sure to check it out the next time you're in the store. And if you're new to die cutting, we'll be happy to get you started. I'm sure you'll agree that Memory Bound's AccuCut die cutting area is a great resource for paper crafters!