Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Discount

 

Merchandise now 40% off. Discount doesn't apply to items on hold, classes, fixtures, or samples.  Lots of good deals to be had.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Copic Refills

 

Just a reminder that you are running out of time to have us refill your Copic markers. Do you have plans for how to refill your markers when we close? Take advantage of the service while it lasts. We have run out of some colors, but most are still available. You will have to leave your pens with us to fill, but they will be ready within the week. Ciao marker refill- $1.  Sketch marker refill- $1.25

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Updates

Greetings friends.  This is a quick update to let you know where we are in the closing process. First of all, thank you to everyone who has stopped by.  We have enjoyed sharing memories and having the chance to say goodbye.  We have made a lot of friends over the last 14 years. Yes, we are still open.  We will not be here in October, but we will be selling the rest of the inventory and fixtures in September. Yes, there is still plenty to buy.  We really suggest stocking up on the nice 8 1/2" x 11" papers.  Paper is one of the harder things to buy online and you often cant buy it by the individual sheet.  Get it while you can!  We also suggest getting ink pads, reinkers, adhesive, and ribbon.  Those are the staples in your collection that go with everything. Here are some current picts of the store:  
 
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September is Our Last Month

The End of an Era
Greetings friends, 

Retail is hard. 

Owning a small business is even harder. With online sales now the norm, a brick and mortar store has overhead costs that just aren't where we need them to be in order to meet our financial obligations. 

So, after 14 years, Angela's Happy Stamper is closing its doors. 

We've never really thought of ourselves as simply a retail store. We've honestly felt more like a family, and have truly appreciated and embraced being part of your lives, and so we know this won't be easy for many of you, just as it isn't easy for us. 

We've enjoyed helping you design invitations and going to your weddings (and even officiating one)! We've cried and also celebrated with you during all the changes that life brings. And we've been truly honored to be "your happy place". And it's sad that those connections, which to us are more valuable than gold, cannot - as it turns out - pay the rent. 

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 5, we will begin the process of selling off our inventory. Effective immediately, All Sales are Final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted. Also, we can no longer accept our monthly coupon cards. Additionally, we will no longer be hosting our free Tuesday Learn at Lunch demos or Wednesday make-and-take cards. We will be CLOSED on Mondays.  At this time, all our other hours will remain the same.

We've been proud to take your donations and share them with the Herndon Senior  Center.  We are so grateful for your generosity, but ask that you now make your donations directly to the Senior Center:  873 Grace Street, Herndon.  Thank you so much for your support over the years!

All special orders need to be picked up by Sunday, September 10th. There will be no discounts on special orders. If you cannot pick up your order by the 10th, please call us with a credit card and we will ship to you. 

Looking for a fixture or paper rack? We are selling these as well, and the prices are listed on each item.

We will continue to refill your Copic markers while our refill supplies last. Because this, like a class registration fee, is a service, we will not be offering any discounts on it. Please be mindful that we expect a big response to the refill service, so we may not be able to fill your pens on the spot. Your patience is extremely appreciated. 

We will be slowly selling off our card samples. You may use them for inspiration, or glue them onto another card base and share them! Please don't pull them off the displays. We have baskets of cards that are available. You can choose 6 cards for $5.00 (no further discounts apply).

If you've read this far, you're likely asking yourself, "Are they going to offer a discount on all that fabulous stuff?" All merchandise on the floor will be 20% off, and you will want to shop early for the very best selection. Please don't ask us if we will be offering deeper discounts. Understand that it is our biggest wish to NOT have to do that. We hope to be able to sell everything at a discount level that is fair to all of us. We do understand that this is how some store closings work and we do realize that at some point that may be necessary, but please know that these questions sting. 

We appreciate your support over these last 14 years. It brought us much joy to share with you 3 years ago that we were moving and not closing our doors. We truly wish that was the news we were bringing to you today. We hope to see as many of you as possible over the next couple of weeks. It has been a great joy belonging to a wonderful crafting community with you. 

Fondly, Angela and the Happy Stampers

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

 

Who is ready for Fall? How about a fun pumpkin card with a new stamp from @iostamps ? We changed the sample to use Copic markers, so you will have a chance to practice your coloring. Join us Wednesday, Aug 30 anytime from 10 am-8:30pm to make your own free card.  We also have kits for sale that include the stamp, ribbon, and enough paper and envelopes to make 5 cards. 

Learn at Lunch

For today's free Learn at Lunch, Kathy will show you how to make fun gift card holders using some of the latest dies from Lawn Fawn. The holidays are fast approaching, and these holders are a great way to prepare for the gift givind season.  Stop in Tuesday, Aug 29th anytime from 12-2pm to learn more and to make your own.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Special Saturday Make and Take/Trunk Show

 

Halloween Make & Take with Project Bin Date: Saturday, August 26 Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fee: FREE

Denise Stork - delightful owner of the Project Bin - is back with a SPOOKTACULAR card featuring her whimsical stamps. Stop in and make one for yourself - and bring your camera. She will have lots and lots of samples to inspire you, and she'll be bringing her stylish trunk, overflowing with stamps and dies for you to purchase. Enjoy the perks of having a local stamp store and a local vendor. A marriage as good as spiders and cobwebs!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Ready to start making Christmas cards? Why not start with this fun penguin card? It is our free Make and Take card for Wednesday, August 23rd. Stop by anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your free holiday card. Like the card a lot? We even have kits available with the stamps, paper, and ribbon to recreate the card. 

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Here Comes the Shine!

There is nothing better, on the day after the sun goes dark, than a little SHINE!  It's hard to capture in a photo, but we will be working with the Pilot Metallic Pens (in both gold and silver) to add some texture to a Color Burst background.

One of the things I love about these pens is how quickly they dry.  Unlike Krylon Gold Leafing pens, these dry almost instantly. 

Join Angela between 12 & 2 on Tuesday for the chance to play, not only with these pens, but also with Color Bursts - like a "solar burst" only not hazardous to your eyes!!!  This event is FREE, so come on in!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Tomorrow's free Make and Take card uses stamps and dies from @theprojectbin The inside says "If life is a bag of popcorn, make sure you pop all the kernels."  Such a fun card that can can be sent to just about anyone. Join us anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your own free card.