Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat

Stop in the shop today (Wednesday) for all treats and no tricks!  We have a free Jack-o-lantern die cut (in a variety of decorative papers for you to choose from) just for you!

Tomorrow (Thursday) is our FREE card make-and-take from 10-8.  Stop in and make this adorable card featuring stamps by Printworks.  Best of all, the pumpkins are a separate stamp.  So you can use this truck all year around to haul flowers, presents, people, pets or whatever else you can come up with!  It's a great size to use lots of different stamps!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yes, we are open!

Hello friends.  The storm has passed, and the Happy Stamper is back to its normal hours.  We are open till 9 tonight if you need to get out of the house!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Make a Scene!

Our final Halloween card for 2012 is a WINNER!  Don't you love the unique tri-fold card with the die cut scene at the bottom?  So cute!!!  The card features all stamps and dies from Impression Obsession, and a little bit of mirror paper from the Paper Cut for the super, shiny full moon!  Believe it or not, this card is quick and easy and fun to share!  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and make this treat for yourself!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Snag 'em Stamps - Just like Candy!

Last week, we used one of the Imaginisce Snag 'Em stamps on a Christmas card.  This week, we're using another one (with the coordinating paper) on this adorable Halloween card.  These stamps, by Imaginisce, are bargain priced ($1.00 each), and they stamp beautifully.  I said they were just like candy - but they're actually cheaper than candy, and better for you!!!!!  (Well, maybe they're not better for you if you eat them, but you won't do that - right???)

Anyway, stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and make this card to share.  It's fabulous advice for all of your friends!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A little love for the inside

For this week's FREE make-and-take, we are not only focused on the outside of the card, but we are giving the inside a little love, too!  For the outside of the card, we are featuring one of the $1 Snag Em stamps from Imaginisce.  If you've never stamped with them before, this is your chance to see how crisp of an impression you can get - what a bargain!  We're embellishing the tree with a little glitter glue and popping it up over a strip made with an embossing folder.  What a great way to use up your scraps!  On the inside, we've added a Hero Arts tag sentiment and a bit of twine.  Fun!  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one for yourself. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shari Returns!

We are very blessed to have Shari Carroll from Hero Arts returning to Angela's Happy Stamper this Saturday and Sunday (October 13th and 14th) to teach a series of classes.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Shari, she is a designer for Hero Arts who has been with their company for over 22 years.  Shari works as a digital manager, retail instructor, monthly technique creator, and blog contributor for Hero Arts.  She also designs many of the awesome samples you see in Hero Arts' catalogs and supplements.

Shari describes her style as "light collage" and is the author of the book "Layers," which is filled with many gorgeous projects illustrating her signature style.

If you are interested in taking one of Shari's classes, she will be teaching Clean and Simple Holiday Stamping and Now Cut That Out Holiday! on Saturday, October 13th and then repeating the same classes on Sunday, October 14th.  Her classes are a great chance to work with all of the latest stamps, dies, and embellishments from Hero Arts as well as the opportunity to take a class from one of the talented leaders of the stamping industry.

Schedule of Classes with Links to Class Samples:

Saturday, October 13th
Clean and Simple Holiday Stamping 10:30am-12:30pm
Now Cut That Out Holiday! 2pm-4pm

Sunday, October 14th
Clean and Simple Holiday Stamping 10:30am-12:30pm
Now Cut that Out Holiday!  2pm-4pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Twice as Nice!

This week's FREE make-and-take features stamps from Impression Obsession!  The focal image is enhanced with a spotlighting technique on a Twinchie!  Perhaps you've seen the little Inchies (1" square piece of matboard) in the shop that we've used as magnets, etc.  But did you know they came in 2" squares as well?  And I love that the image isn't "contained" within the 2" "canvas" but spills over onto the card.  Beautiful!  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 and make one for yourself! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Demos with Dee!

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday, October 2) for our inaugural Demo with Dee.  This FREE event is from 12-2.  You'll make this stunning card, and Dee with share all kinds of tips for inking and coloring the very detailed LaBlanche stamps.  These gorgeous stamps are from Germany and are high quality, heat resistant silicone stamps on a  thick foam base. This makes for easy and detailed stamping with little pressure required. Dee will show you examples of how these images look when stamped with different inks and on different paper.  She's done all the work so you can get the perfect impression every single time!  Plus, you'll learn coloring tips for working with Distress Inks and Distress Markers.  Hope you'll plan to join us!