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We are so excited to have a crop weekend in October! It is October 13th and 14th and you can sign up for one day or both days. If you sign up for both days you can leave your things here and you will be all ready for a second day of crafting fun. Each day is $15 and that cost includes lunch.

Call or stop by the store to sign up, spaces are limited!


Book a Class

The calendar for October is online now. We have a lot of fun classes, a 3D Halloween class with Sharna and two fabulous classes with Wendy Vecchi!

Call or stop by the store today to sign up!

Join Melissa this Wednesday, September 26th for a fun class making pop up box cards. In this class you will make 2 Fall and 2 Halloween themed cards, here are three of the cards you will make in class.


Spaces are limited, so call the store today to sign up!

Class is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and is $27.50, the evening class is already full.

We are all so thrill  to have Wendy back to the store. She is an amazing teacher, teaching you techniques that will amaze you.  Wendy taught at my store years ago before she had her stamp line and signature line with Ranger, I knew then that this lady was going places.  Sign ups start Monday September 10th @ 10am.


A little about Wendy………

Wendy Vecchi is a full time artist/designer and owner of studio 490.

She is a signature designer for Ranger, Stampers Anonymous and Blossom Bucket, Senior Educator for Ranger, and a past member the Tim Holtz and Maya Road design teams.

Wendy loves to demo and teach at stores and events across the country and has been published in numerous publications. She was the guest instructor for the Artful Voyage in Mexico with Tim Holtz, in October of 2009.

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 and on the Ranger website at


Tips, Tricks and Techniques with a TWIST…PART 1 on Saturday!

Saturday October 27th, 9:00am – 5:00pm  – $130 (lunch included)

Saturday attendees will receive a SPECIAL ????  gift. Can’t say what it is or it wouldn’t be a surprise!

I hope you’ll join us for this fun technique filled class. We’ll focus on inks, stencils and stamps…of course…with a focus on all occasion card making. I love sharing multiple ways to use products & sharing techniques, and that’s exactly what we’ll do. As always, you’ll have multiple ink, stamp & stencil choices to make the cards uniquely yours.

The Craft Fancy classroom is awesome & super comfy and Carol always provides great food. Learn…play…visit with friends…There’s no better way to spend the day…




Tips, Tricks and Techniques with a TWIST…PART 2 on Sunday!

Sunday October 28th, 9:00am – 5:00pm  – $130 (lunch included)

Really? MORE tips, tricks & techniques? Oh yes! Don’t miss out. All new cards for Sunday…inky fun all day long! And…if you’re a SUNDAY attendee…there will be a special gift for you too. It’s different from Saturday’s!

No peeks at what we’ll make but I will say that…
these envelopes are LOADED with everything we need to …MAKE ART!


– Craft sheet
– scissors
– round blending tools with foam replacements pads
– Ranger detail blending tools
– Misti stamping tool or other stamp platform
(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 on or before  October 1st, 2018 All class signups are non-refundable.
Registration begins on Monday 9/10 at 10am, spaces are limited, please CALL (847-670-6065) or STOP BY to signup.
Friends, are you a scrapbooker, stamper or card maker? Support The Troops – Hartford WI could use some homemade card, every variety from birthday to holidays, that the troops could mail home to loved ones. We Have received many generous donations, but have  shipped them all overseas.
So who wants to make some cards (please include envelopes!!!)
CraftFancy will collect the cards made and send them to the Hartford WI group that will forward the cards and the care packages to our men and women deployed overseas


Some of our customers are busy going through their fabulous stashes of craft supplies to bring you some wonderful deals! Our Fall Garage Sale starts on Monday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. and goes through Wednesday, September 19th!

Wednesday, September 19th is the 50% off day where all of the items in the sale are half off from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

There will be great deals on paper, stamps, die cuts, tools, albums, stickers, embellishments, magazines and so much more! We hope to see you at the Garage Sale!!

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1818B North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

847.670.6065 (Phone)
847.670.6095 (Fax)

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Non stick craft mat, Paper trimmer, scissors, black marker & ink pad, pencil, black ink pad, bone folder, dry and wet adhesive, along with brown and black chalk pads. Unless Otherwise noted.

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Brian Frounfelker
Carol Leung
Cathy Rusk
Kathleen Sanders
Kathy Daloia
Melissa Rusk
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