Just wanted to let you know the August Class Schedule is now online! We’re offering some great classes this month… Along with the super fun Stamp & Scrapbook Expo being held on 8/18 – 8/19 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Conv. Ctr. Again, it’s the event you do not want to miss.

We currently have coupons & discounted tickets for only $7.00.  Admission at the door is $10 and you will get a special “I SUPPORT” button for 2017. The special button is only available when you purchase your tickets from a local store. We’ve sold 50% of our tickets in about 10 days so stop on by before we sell out!!!

Stop in or call to register– these classes tend to go quickly!

Join us on Tuesday 7/25 for this fun Christmas in July class. We will feature products from Memory Box, Poppy Stamps, Tonic Studios, Avery Elle and Gina K. Design. Spaces are limited so call us at 847-670-6065 during store hours to sign up.

Creative Die Cut Cards – $27.50
Tuesday 7/25
11am – 1p
5:30p – 7:30p



We just received a small amount of the Tim Holtz Stamp Platforms, sleeves and magnets. If you’re looking for them, they are in stock!!!
An innovative surface for precision stamping with Rubber and Clear stamps.  Take your stamping to the next level with the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. Designed to perfectly accommodate both clear and rubber stamps – and engineered to ensure an accurate even contact every time – the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform is a must have for any creative stamper!
Highly durable, the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform is perfect for crafters attending classes or clubs or anyone requiring a tool for extensive stamping.
8.5 x 8.5 inch top and side ruler: marked in both imperial and metric measurements accurately placing stamps at specific intervals couldn’t be easier.

  • 1 x sturdy magnetic base plate with dual side and top measuring rulers
  • 1 x clear dual thickness, metal hinged stamping plate. Each side is marked to show the thickness of stamp that should be used. Use one side for clear stamps and the other for rubber stamps. Guarantees a perfect, even contact between stamp and medium.
  • 2 x high strength magnets used to clamp the medium in place when stamping

Mark Your Calendar
Saturday 7/22nd from 10am – 6pm

Christmas in July – Free Make & Take

We will be releasing the newest Memory Box and Poppy Stamps Collections, along with new Gina K. Designs products, new Fall and Christmas paper by Pebbles and other new products that you don’t want to miss.

It’s official!!! We’ve started registration on the Mixed Media Classes with Wendy Vecchi today at 10am.

All of our stamping/altered arts/mixed media fans will be thrilled to learn that Wendy Vecchi is returning to Craft Fancy for 2 amazing techniques classes on Friday 9/22 and Saturday 9/23!

Wendy Vecchi is a full time artist/designer and owner of studio 490.
She is a signature designer for Ranger and Stampers Anonymous and Senior Educator for Ranger. Her Ranger product line includes Archival inks & coordinating embossing powders. She designs stamps, art parts, stencils & clearly for art for Stampers Anonymous and she has a studio 490 signature line of embossing pastes in 6 flavors. Wendy loves to demo and teach at stores and events across the country and has been published in numerous publications.

Her style is unique and eclectic with an exceptional attention to detail and a fresh approach to the creative spirit. She shares her love of techniques on her blog and reminds you that whatever you do each day just – “Make Art!”.

You can find more inspiration on her blog at http://www.studio490art.blogspot.com and on the Ranger website at http://www.rangerink.com

Friday Class Information:

Friday, 9/22 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost – $135.00 (8 hours, lunch will be included)



If you’ve been to my workshops before, you know it’s all about techniques and multiple ways to use products.


That’s what I truly LOVE.


Join me for a full “MAKE ART” Marathon day & that’s just exactly what we’ll do…


Plan on using my archival inks, enamel accents, my stamps and stencils to create ART.


During the MARATHON we’ll create 3 projects…


The first is called “My Neighborhood” & this just might be my most favorite project EVER.


It’s a lighted (6×8) canvas (with replaceable batteries). You’ll customize this with your choice of colors, paper dolls and quotes. It’s unique & adorable!


the second project…




Starting with Tim’s mini framed panel, we’ll use lots of inks, stamps, stencils, enamel accents, embossing powders, foils & more to create a work of art. This framed art can be customized to coordinate with your decor. With the holidays not too far away…(YIKES) you might want to create this with a special friend in mind. You’ll have multiple supply choices to make this art uniquely yours.


As always, I like to include a little surprise. This time it’s a ____???______. Hey! If I tell you, it won’t be a surprise! See YOU at Craft Fancy!
Friday peek
Saturday Class Information:

Saturday, 9/23 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost – $120.00 (7 hours, lunch will be included)

It’s a…


I have BRAND NEW stamps, stencils, mat minis & MORE being released the first week of September…


So that means that I can’t share peeks of what we’ll be using/making, but CRAFT FANCY will be the FIRST store to debut this MYSTERY class.


We’ll spend the day creating multiple projects…
think home decor…
think fall cards…
think everyday cards…
think FALL…like pumpkins, leaves & adorable acorns…
think NEW techniques…
think ink…






– Blending tools & replacement foams
– craft sheet
– scissors
– wet adhesive
(We will have all the supplies available to purchase at the store if you don’t have them.)


A limited number of seats are available. Class must be signed up in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve your class seat(s) with a $70.00 deposit on each class and balance due before/on August 25th, 2017. All class signups are non-refundable.


Registration begins on Thursday July 13th at 10am, spaces are limited, please CALL (847-670-6065) or STOP BY to signup.


Sharna is going to be teaching a class this Saturday, July 15th to share her secrets on how to make those beautiful Distress Oxide ink backgrounds that she makes on her cards.

Take the class and learn how to use these unique inks especially since we just got in 12 beautiful new colors!


These cards are so awesome, it’s one class you are not going to want to miss! Call or stop by the store today to sign up for this class on Saturday, July 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class is $27.50

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