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Picnic Hill Create September 2023 Newsletter

September 2023

In this newsletter

*Store and Owner updates

*Upcoming events and classes

*NEW - Expert in the House

*New products to check out

Store and Owner updates

Fall is here! This season is going to be one to remember, and I'm so excited to share all that we have going on at the store and online.

New hours - This season brings a lot of changes to my personal and professional life and I need to make some changes to the store hours to accomodate. Starting October 19, 2023, the hours will change to the following:

  • Sundays - Closed
  • Mondays - Closed
  • Tuesdays - 10 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesdays - 10 am - 4 pm
  • Thursdays - 10 am - 4 pm
  • Fridays - 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Saturdays - 10 am - 4 pm 


September project of the month


These Post-it Note Holders can be included in care packages, and they're a simple craft to make in just a few minutes. If you wish, you may donate your Post-it Note Holder to a Breast Cancer Care Package. We don't have kits for purchase with this project, but you may make the project in the workroom as part of the normal workroom fee. 

Upcoming Events and Classes

Our class calendar is really filling up for the fall, be sure to check out these classes in our store displays or on our website:

Cricut Classes 

Cricut 1 - Thursday, September 7, 630 - 8:30 PM

Cricut 2 - Saturday, September 16, 4 - 6 PM

Cricut 3 - Saturday, October 14, 4 - 6 PM

No Cricut classes in November or December. Classes will resume in January 2024

Please register online or in store.

September and October Classes/Events

Floating Spine Mini Album Class with Bev Hill September 9 from 10 am to 3 pm. In this class you'll complete a mini album from start to finish in one day. You'll pick the paper design and embellishments, so you can make it for any gift or occasion. Register here

Christmas Cards Set Class Series (3 classes) with Ann Renli starts September 19 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. In this series you'll make 12 expertly-designed cards that will be sure to wow your friends and family. Below are three of the cards, all 12 are on display in the store so be sure to check them out. Register here


Christmas Spectacular Mini Albums Series (4 classes) with Diane Carlson starts September 21 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - SOLD OUT

"Spooky" Card Class (Online) with Bev Hill October 7 from Noon to 2 pm. Schedule won't allow for you to take a class in person? We've got you covered with our online classes! Kits are available in store or can be shipped. The class streams on October 7, 2023, at noon but you can watch the recording any time (and pause, and resume, and pause like I do! :)) Register here

Warm Wishes Gift Card Holders Class (Online) with Bev Hill. Purchase of the class and kit gets you access to the pre-recorded video. Kits can be picked up in store or shipped. Register here

An update on the Care Packages for Breast Cancer Patients

Thank you so much for supporting this heart project! The Thursday (9/14) spot is booked up, but we have a few spots left on Saturday (9//16) and Wednesday (9/20). Register for free here. These care packages will be given to newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients at Bryan Health in October. If you have small items like lotion (4 oz or smaller), mints, or gum that you'd like to donate to have added to the care packages, please bring them to the store sometime in September. Here's a peek at what we'll be putting together:

We want to send encouragement and love to these patients and we hope you'll bring a friend and make this happen. A special thanks to customer Kelli H. for the Bryan Health connection. 

Grazing Gouda Charcuterie 101 Workshop Friday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

To kick off our new Friday evening hours, we're hosting a Charcuterie 101 Workshop! 

Buy Tickets

Join the founder of Grazing Gouda, Alexis, for a 1-hour long in-person charcuterie workshop. Hands-on learn the tips and tricks for cutting and arranging charcuterie from soft to hard cheese, making salami roses, understanding pairings, and more. Plus, you’ll get to take home your own medium-sized charcuterie masterpiece!

  • Individual ticket - $75 = 1 person, 1 board to themselves
  • Partner ticket - $90 = 2 people, 1 board to share

What's included:

  • Take home delicious handmade medium charcuterie board
  • Learn the 5 step process to making a charcuterie board
  • Receive a step-by-step PDF with a shopping list after the class to put your skills to the test at home
Not sure what to expect at a charcuterie workshop? Check out this video

Memory-Dex Workshop with Sara Steele Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Have you seen the DIY project that has taken Pinterest by storm? These craft projects are so versatile! I think you're going to love making them and I will share dozens of ideas for practical uses. Register here

Fun Fold Cards with Ellen Lemen Saturday, October 28 from 10 am - Noon. Create a diorama-like card with a scene as well as other unique cards. Register here


NEW! Expert in the House

Introducing a fun new addition on select Saturdays! We'll have crafting expert in the workroom showing off their favorite techniques, tips and products. Drop in around the lunch hour and learn something new for free! We'll post reminders on Facebook as well, so be sure to follow us. 

September 23 12:00 PM Ellen Lemen: Coloring Techniques. Refine your coloring skills with stamped images, featuring Elizabeth Crafts watercolors. No registration necessary.


New Products

Check out this video featuring the 49 and Market ArtOptions Spice collection:

Should be available in the store in early to mid-September! Isn't it gorgeous???

*Other New Products

-Card kits from Bev Hill Arts & Crafts


Available in store and online :)

-Vinyl. Picnic Hill Create now carries Oracal Professional Grade vinyl (removable and permanent) in a variety of colors. Siser HTV coming soon!

-Care package kits. We have all you need to put together a thoughtful care package, including the box! We'll have displays and ideas for the following appreciation days coming up in September:

  • Grandparents Day (9/10/23)
  • National Women's Friendship Day (9/17/23)
  • World Gratitude Day (9/21/23)
  • National Good Neighbor Day (9/28/23)

-Local Artisan Market. Some of our talented customers have opted to put their crafts up for sale. Check out our new shelving area at the front of the store to find the perfect hand-crafted gift! 


BONUS: Coupon - Write a review of Picnic Hill Create on Google or Facebook and get 15% off an online purchase. Just let me know ( and I'll send you the coupon code.

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  • Picnic Hill Create
    5930 South 58th St. Suite G
  • Lincoln, Nebraska 68516
  • Call us now: 531-249-5696

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