Friday, December 17, 2010

Tim Holtz Pine Tree is HERE!!!!!

It's finally here!  The Tim Holtz Pine Tree Die by Sizzix.

It's fabulous: 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Don't miss out, we've just put selected colors of Coredinations Cardstock on Sale. Buy 2 sheets and get 1 FREE!
Quantities are limited so stop by soon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bo Bunny Box Project

Hi Everyone:

It has been a while since I posted on the blog, but I'm still around. I'm not much of a crafter myself, but recently had idle time and asked Jasmine if she had a craft project I could work on. Not surprisingly she did and so I have created my first masterpiece in paper! She gave me a craft kit from Bo Bunny to create a 6 inch square box. The box kit was quite a bit of fun for me and allowed me to use my manly construction skills along with a little "guided" creativity from Bo Bunny. My box is not exactly like their pictured example, as I decided to change a couple of small details. It's the perfect project for the "paint by the numbers" crafter like me, but would also be a very fun project for the experienced crafter too.

The instructions you follow are not perfect, but adequate for most people. For example, I was not sure how exactly to do the hinge for the top, but found that placing strips of paper on both the top and the bottom was the way to go. It was how the sides and bottom were attached to each other, so I figured I'd do the same for the lid. You also have to move that piece of chipboard forward a bit to make a good lid for the box. If you wanted to make the box a tad more sturdy so it would stand up to a lot more use, I would consider using slightly thicker chipboard and putting fabric strips on the hinge instead of paper. Younger crafters could do this with a little construction help from Mom and Dad.

The pictures I used were printed from iPhoto on our iMac using the Epson PictureMate Dash. iPhoto allowed me to give a slight Antique look to the pictures which I thought better matched the old fashioned look of these papers. The PictureMate dash also makes extremely durable archival quality prints that stand up to long term light exposure and even moisture better than store bought prints, which is why we sell that printer at Jazzy Crafts.

I used a dot roller for some of the adhesive needs, but would recommend a glue like 3 in 1 or Zip Dry for the pictures, outside edges of your paper, and the chip board cutouts. Essentially anything that might be subject to a little extra wear can be glued. If you get too much glue on the edge that oozes out, then just roll it off with your fingers before it dries completely. You need sand paper, good scissors like the Tonic Micro-Serrated type I used, a circle cutter is nice, and a Tonic paper trimmer and Score-It board are nice additions too. I found that a brown marker was the easiest way to darken the edges of the chipboard and it produces a nice finished look to the project's exposed edges.

Overall it is a fun craft project that produces a usable box that can be displayed openly for everyone to enjoy. The box could be used for a gift, for storing photos up to 4x6, or for just about anything you would put in a decorative box. I have to say I really loved doing this project and now have the skills to apply to other areas as well. We have these and other project kits available at Jazzy Crafts all the time. With the holidays approaching, now is a great time to get starting on your decorative crafts and gifts.

Mr. Jazzy

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monthly Kids Craft

Haunted Halloween Head Wreath
Join us for our monthly kids craft class this Wednesday (and the 3rd Wed and Sat of each month) at 3:30 to make this fun Halloween decoration for just $15. Ages 7-99

EXTRA DATE JUST ADDED:   10/30/10, 3-5:30pm

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Teachers Wanted

Jazzy Crafts is always open to new teachers because we can't learn too many new crafts, right? So if you are a crafter and are interested in teaching at Jazzy Crafts, here's what you need to do.

1.  Create a sample of your class project using primarily materials available at Jazzy Crafts.

2.  Bring the sample to the store* along with your calendar and the information below.
  • Class Name
  • Description
  • Required Supplies
  • Optional Supplies
  • Your fee (should include all material costs)
  • Length of class
  • Suggested age minimum
3.  We'll discuss your project, the costs involved and set a date. It's that easy and we usually pay our teachers the day of class.

We look forward to seeing your creations!
* Best times are Tues-Sat 10:30-4, or call or an appointment. 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Three Bugs have arrived

Two new lines just arrived from Three Bugs in a Rug:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our first Paper Chasers

Aren't they cute :-)   Have you been on safari yet?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sizzlin' Summer Safari Paper Chase Passports are HERE!

Just in:  Passports, lanyards and official trading pins for the upcoming Sizzlin' Summer Safari Paper Chase!

Sign up soon as passport quantities are limited and the Chase begins August 6! 

If you are not familiar with the Paper Chase, it's an opportunity for you and your friends to visit 12 different stores during a 2 week (3 weekends) period and receive a 20% discount at every store, create a 6x6 scrapbook page (with a $5 purchase) and be entered into a drawing for one of 13 FABULOUS PRIZES*

PRIZE #1 – A Scrapbook Weekend for 1 at Scrap Happens Retreat, value $400
PRIZE #2 - Assorted Dreamweaver Stencils, value $50 (
PRIZE #3 – A $50 prize from Pink Paislee (
PRIZE #4 – A $50 prize from Hero Arts (
PRIZE #5 – A $50 prize from Stampendous (
PRIZE #6 - A $50 prize from Graphic 45 (
PRIZE #7 & #8 - A $50 gift card to Die Cut Divas Kit Club (
PRIZE #9 - A tote filled with paper crafting goodies, value $40, from Die Cuts with A View
PRIZE #10 & #11 - Scrapbook Layout Kit by Paisleys and Polka Dots, value $15
PRIZE #12 – Gift Package from Reminisce (
PRIZE #13 - 12x12 Album kit and a set of Memory Markers from American Crafts

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Free Scrapbook Expo Tickets

Are you going to the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara? Would you like free admission? Receive a free General Admission ticket to the Expo by purchasing $20 worth of products at Jazzy Crafts. Limit 1 ticket per customer. Hurry in offer good while supplies last!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quote of the Week

Brought to you by CLEARBAGS

"We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become." - David R. Hawkins: Psychiatrist, spiritual author, and lecturer
What have you become? Not your career. Not how much you make. Not how many pushups you can do. Rather, the important things in life. How many people look to you for advice? How many people's lives would be dramatically different if it weren't for you? Who reminds you every day that you are special? It's an endless pursuit. But the journey is breathtaking.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Glitter Cards - July 13

Check out these cards we're making in our Glitter Card class on July 13th at 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo

$2 off discount coupons are here for the Santa Clara Expo Aug 6/7.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Just wanted to let you blog followers know, that I spent the quiet Memorial Day Sunday marking down items throughout the ENTIRE store.  Come in to get these great deals before they are gone! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Melissa Frances Papers have Arrived!!!!!

Stop by Jazzy Crafts to see the new Melissa Frances papers, embellishments and chipboard albums. The attached pictures don't do the product justice - you have to come by and see them in perso9n :o)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Papers at Jazzy Crafts

NEW at Jazzy Crafts, custom papers for local high schools. We have new products arriving daily - come by and pick up your favorites!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Spiritual Papers

Some beautiful new papers and embellishments just in for Baptism, Confirmation, Easter and many other spiritual occasions:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Card Class - April 1

Join Cheryl to make 4 of these beautiful cards featuring Impression Obsession Stamps and their new Giant Handle for creating perfect background images.  Thursday, April 1 @ 6pm.  RSVP required.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bo Bunny has arrived!

Check out the new Bo Bunny lines, that are now available at Jazzy Crafts

My Favorite:  Jazmyne (great name right?)

Mama Razzi (Cheryl's favorite)

Paradise for everyone:
And last, but not least, for the Happy Campers:


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Washi Paper Just In

Just got in a shipment of 12 styles of new Washi paper.    Gorgeous colors and the super quality you expect from Hanko in Washi.  Also, check out the adorable little Washi Kimono stickers shown in the middle.  Too cute.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Best Creations 12x12 Glitter Paper - New Colors

WARNING:  These colors may be closer to Fabulous than they appear

In addition to their new designs and adhesive paper, Best Creations came out with 30 new colors!  There are some with multiple shades mixed in and some great pastels just in time for Spring.    Ok, I admit I'm running out of space for al these colors, so I chose a few of my favorites, but if you want another color, just ask to see the swatch book!   PS  I'm going to have lots of their glitter sheets at the Pleasanton Expo.  Stop by to do a Make N Take and get a coupon.  

Best Creations Adhesive Glitter Paper

All the quality, bling and yummy colors you expect from Best Creations. 
NOW with adhesive in 8.5x11 sheets!  I couldn't resist and got all the colors:
The new products from CHA are rolling in faster than we can open the boxes.  Check out the new glitter paper from Best Creations.
Fairy Princess

Monday, February 22, 2010


Hey I'm going to start blogging on here about new products and interesting stuff.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dove of the East Visit

Everyone had a great time when Dove of the East came to visit. Be sure to check out the pictures on our Facebook page.


PS Thanks DH for posting the event when I was at CHA

Jazzy Crafts meets Tim Holtz

I'm finally back on track after CHA and our visit from Dove of the East. I'm going to be blogging all the new products I got as they arrive at the store. Look for the first ones tomorrow. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that I ordered ALL the new distress inks, dies and embossing folders by Tim Holtz. Can't wait to get them in. AND coolest of all, I got a free die signed by Tim himself - without waiting in any line! (some folks waited for hours)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jazzy Crafts Goes International

Hi All:

Jasmine is down at CHA checking things out and ordering new items for the store. Since she's away, I wanted to let you all know about a special event we'll be having at our store on Tuesday, February 2nd from 5-8pm. Designer Brandi Lung-Gill along with Dove of the East will be coming to our store in Castro Valley. There will be a free "Lights of Paris" Make 'n' Take and a very special one time trunk sale of Dove of the East products. It will be your chance to see much more of their line of beautiful international themed papers and embellishments. Certainly more than we have room for in our store.

Come by and check it out. Enjoy a little craft time with friends and have some international treats too. We recommend calling ahead for reservations just to be sure we can accommodate you for the Make 'n' Take. Certainly feel fee to just drop in to check out this very special sales event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mr. Jazzy