Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale!



Today is Black Friday and we are open at 7am!
Start your day off right by stopping in at Ben's Espresso - you can grab a coffee to shop with AND...espresso gift cards are great Christmas gifts!


Shop the great sales we have in progress this weekend!
There are gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Ben Franklin wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are closed today to honor holiday tradition. After spending time with our loved ones, we will be rested and ready to help you with your Christmas crafting needs on Black Friday and the entire weekend.


Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Oops Sale - Come Shop It With Us!

Oops!
The News Tribune Extra was delivered with our Gift Guide Ad which is scheduled to begin next week instead of our Day After thanksgiving Sale Ad. The mistake is an bonus for you - you can shop our Gift Guide sale today through December 21, and our Day After Thanksgiving Sale today through Sunday November 30, 2014.


Look online for our Thanksgiving specials: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/ThanksgivingAdBL-14.pdf

Download coupon here:

Gift Guide ad flyer:
http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Gift_Guide_BL-2014.pdf


Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Elf on the Shelf is Our Win It Wednesday Giveaway

The Elf on the Shelf is our Win It Wednesday Giveaway on Facebook for November 26, 2014. You could win this prize just in time to start the Christmas tradition at your house with your family.


Do you know the story behind the Elf on the Shelf tradition?
The story goes that Santa sends a small pixie elf to live with families for the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving. His job was to watch the children and report their behavior back to Santa at the North Pole each night. The next morning when the children woke, they would find the elf resting in a new spot in the house. Children loved to be the first to spot their elf each morning. The elf was magical, but the children could not touch him or the magic would disappear. They could however, talk to him and sharing their Christmas wishes was encouraged. The elf was allowed to speak to adults at night after the children were sleeping. The gentle reminder that "the elf is watching" helped children control  their behavior during the exciting holidays. The Elf on the Shelf tradition has created many treasured Christmas memories for families through the years.



To be entered in this Facebook giveaway, go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

Our store is closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, so this week the winner will be announced on Friday November 28, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.


Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale Starts Wednesday!

Our Thanksgiving weekend deals start this Wednesday, November 26th! Sale prices are valid through November 30, 2014.
Remember, we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate this traditional holiday. Black Friday morning we will open our doors at 7am, ready to share Christmas decorating ideas and gifts with you.


Click here to print the three day coupon.

Click here to see the entire ad pdf.



Shop with us on Small Business Saturday! The first 30 customers who spend $30 or more will receive a Shop Small canvas bag designed by Rebecca Minkoff.



For the Small Business Saturday Card Member offer, simply spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Shop Small Map at ShopSmallNow.com and get a $10 statement credit. You can take advantage of the American Express Card Member offer for Small Business Saturday up to three times. To register for the offer or for more information and to see offer terms, visit ShopSmall.com starting November 16th. Registration continues until 11:59pm MST on Nov. 29, 2014, unless registration limit is reached sooner.


We will be giving away canvas bags designed by Rebecca Minkoff for Small Business Saturday. Rebecca Minkoff is an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel.


Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

Santa Portraits at Ben Franklin

Introducing our second annual Santa and me portraits at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop in Bonney Lake. This was such a fun event for us and we are excited to offer two photo session dates this year: Saturday December 6th and Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Appointments are not required, however, we do understand that there are occasions when a scheduled photo session may be required. If you have a special request feel free to contact us. Call Christy at 253-862-6822 and we may be able to meet your needs.


Santa And Me Pictures

• Package A: $22.99 includes one 5" x 7" print.
• Package B: $29.99 includes one 8" x 10", four 5" x 7" and two 4" x 6" prints.
• Additional sheets available at $2.99 per sheet (with same image) – one sheet could include one 8" x 10", two 5" x 7" or four 4" x 6" pictures.
Personal cameras are not allowed. Pictures will be ready for pick up the following Friday.

Thanks for visiting our blog.

 

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Small Business Saturday November 29, 2014




We are participating members of Small Business Saturday!

 

For the Small Business Saturday Card Member offer, simply spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Shop Small Map at ShopSmallNow.com and get a $10 statement credit. You can take advantage of the American Express Card Member offer for Small Business Saturday up to three times. To register for the offer or for more information and to see offer terms, visit ShopSmall.com starting November 16th. Registration continues until 11:59pm MST on Nov. 29, 2014, unless registration limit is reached sooner.

Visit us on Small Business Saturday November 29, 2014

Stop by on November 29th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses!


In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.

ON NOV 29, SPEND $10+, GET $10 BACK. UP TO 3X.
American Express® Card Members can register to get up to $30 back when they Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®. Registration is limited. See Offer Terms for full details:
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/


Here's the map of all the Registered Small Businesses:
http://shopsmallnow.americanexpress.com/?linknav=us-loy-open-shopsmall-headermap

Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Create Whimsical Christmas Stockings For Your Family

These fun Christmas stockings are just perfect for Whoville families or those who whimsy. We would like thank Genevieve for sharing these. To visit her blog click here.
You can make these out of fabric or felt - you choose.


Supplies:
1/2 yd. Felt, Main Body
1/4 yd. Felt, Top Cuff
1/6 yd. White Felt
1 yd. White PomPom Fringe
5″ White Ribbon
Heat ‘n’ Bond, Ultra Bond

Click here for patterns:
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Click here for complete directions.
** Note: All Seams are a 1/4″. **
Print out the pattern. Cut and tape together stocking pieces. Begin by cutting out all your supplies from the pattern. Note: BEFORE cutting any of the white pieces and the polka dots, apply your heat ‘n’ bond to the back, but only to the white pieces and the polka-dots.

Thanks for visiting our blog.

Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

Create Your Own Winter Scene in Glass

Winter scenes are so easy and fun to make! Once you start, you could end up creating an entire village. Why not! You could add these to your Christmas village and add lights to create a little winter wonderland.


Start by choosing your container, which could be a vase, apothecary jar, bowl, mason jar, or a glass (like shown below - very cute by the way). Place your artificial snow in the bottom and then start adding your little treasures. We have a great selection to choose from, so come in and we'll help you pick the pieces for your winter scene.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Workshop in Bonney Lake

"Pinpointing the rise of the Ugly Christmas Sweater is no easy task.  However two icons (or enablers?) stand out. We have Bill Cosby (as Cliff Huxtable in The Cosbys) and Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) who made it fashionable to wear these hideously appealing sweaters.

This trend would fade in the 90’s, but would resurface once again around 2001.  This trend has steadily moved upward and as of 2010, ugly Christmas sweaters are once again highly fashionable." Source: UglyChristmassweater.com  

Are you embellishing a sweater you have found in a thrift store or your grandmother's closet? We can help! We have fun felt shapes, bells, Christmas decorations and much more! Don't forget the battery-operated light string - it will be the final touch that will give your sweater the attention it deserves!

Visit our Ugly Christmas Sweater board on Pinterest for great sweater decorating ideas.


JOIN US on Sat. December 6, 2014 4:00pm-7:00pm at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Bonney Lake, WA for an UGLY SWEATER WORKSHOP! Cost is $7.00. Sign up in store.  Call Christy for details: 253-862-6822.