Archive | August 14, 2009

Michaels & Provo Craft News Briefs

For Friday, here’s a couple news briefs related to Michaels and Provo Craft:

Michaels to hold Back-To-School event

Michaels will be holding a back-to-school event in all of its stores tomorrow (Saturday, August 15th) from 10am-1pm. Kids from age 5 to age 12 are invited (while supplies last) to decorate metal pencil boxes to help them prepare for the return to the classroom this fall.

Home Depot Gets The Cricut

Yet another big box store is getting the Cricut – only this time it’s not a crafts store. Home Depot has started to carry the Cricut Expression Home Decor Bundle and a selection of accessories for it on their website. The focus of the store’s offerings is on the machine’s wall decor capabilities, with a variety of colors of vinyls and the cartridge selection mostly alphabets.

Michaels Gets Exclusive On Gypsy

Customers who are waiting anxiously to get their hands on Provo Craft’s new Gypsy tool for the Cricut machine are going to need to look at Michaels for it. According to Michaels, it will be available exclusively in their stores starting on October 4th. Michaels stores will begin taking pre-orders for the tool tomorrow (Saturday, August 15th). Scrapbook Update is waiting for word from Michaels on how long the tool will be exclusive to them, and will update the story when that information is received.