Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Have you ever wondered why we carry both large and small inkpads? Well, in this card, we will make use of the small Dew Drop pads to color in different parts of the stamp. Further color and shading is added with Prismacolor pencils. Come get a much needed breath of spring when you join us to make this card!
(If you're in the shop between now and Thursday, check the card out. Each week's make-and-take is posted behind the register a week in advance).
Monday, February 23, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Join us this Thursday between 10 & 8 and create this card for your favorite "peep" using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. We'll add some coloring with Copics and sponging. Fun - and calorie free!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Let's talk about something that is a lot more fun than snowy weather.....Mama Elephant! They have their new release the 15th of every month, and we usually have the stamps/dies that day. However, there was no mail delivery Sunday or Monday because of the holiday, and we are closed today. The new products should be at the store tomorrow, so let us know if there is anything you want held for you.
There is a new polar bear set of stamps with coordinating dies:
Does the snowy weather have you craving flowers and Spring? There are new stamps/dies:
Finally, there is an awesome new border set. People often struggle with what to do with borders, so here are a couple ideas:
Embossed borders to make a background and colored with watercolors-
Bright borders to really highlight your stamped images-
Sunday, February 15, 2015
The CHA release from Avery Elle is here:
Customers are always looking for inexpensive stamped gift ideas that can be mass-produced. The book stamps and bookmark dies are perfect when you need to make gifts for friends, family, neighbors, or teachers
Speaking of gifts, check out their new gift card die. It lets you add a gift card to your greeting card in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. Simply add string through the die cut holes to hold your card into place.
They also released one of the cutest kitty/puppy clear stamp sets I have ever seen
There are also new products from Paper Smooches. Their release amused me because it had beautiful and poignant religious stamps/dies as well as a cute pirate set. Eclectic, but wonderful!
Love the rainbow die
I'm going to pretend these next samples are for our customers to see, but really they our for our pirate-obsessed staff member Marilynn
If you need something new to read while wrapped up in a blanket trying to stay warm, the Spring issue of Take Ten is here as well as the latest issue of Bound and Lettered.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Want to see the video directly on YouTube? You can view it here:
Are you a paper person? You are going to love the new collections that have arrived.
We have Prima's two CHA releases..
There are paper packs as well as individual 12" x 12" sheets
We also have three new collections from Graphic 45:
We have all sizes of the Collection packs as well as individual sheets of paper, embellishments and coordinating stamps.
I will be posting new samples on Saturday with the brand new Paper Smooches and Avery Elle that arrived at the store, so be sure to check back. I just wanted to give you the heads up that both are in stock at the store.
Someone called the store Thursday night asking about the new bunny stamp set from MFT. I said we didn't have it, but it turns out we do have one set left. If you still want it, please call the store, and we will hold it for you.
Finally, this is one of the few weekends where we don't have any classes scheduled. If you would like to come in and use our classroom this holiday weekend to stamp, you are more than welcome. Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5, Mon 10-3 It is such a sunny, happy place to be creative!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Marilynn used Doodlebug decorative paper, then matched the colors on the circle elements using Pan Pastels. Stop in any time between 10 & 8 and relax a little! You'll be glad you did!
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
There is a super-cute new stamp set with coordinating dies as well as a conversation balloon die set:
How about tulip stamps and dies for Spring? Love the houndstooth backgrounds!
How about candy and jars?
What about the wavy die and coordinating sentiments? Practical!
We also have new stamps and dies from WPlus9! They always have the sweetest images, and we wanted to share their new video with the brand new elephant set and Distress Ink markers:
If you want to view the HD video directly on YouTube, you can see it here:
Monday, February 9, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
We had leftover supplies from our Impression Obsession Open House Make and Takes, so we decided to offer them again this Saturday until we run out of supplies. There is the really cute hammock center-step card:
As well as a Valentine's Day card:
We will start both make and takes in the morning and keep going till we run out of supplies.
Speaking of the Open House, thank you so much to all of you who attended. We really appreciated your continued support of our crafting community.
Congratulations also to Anne S. and Laura S. for winning the Open House door prizes. We really hope you enjoy your gift certificates!
Angela's Happy Stamper 208 Elden St. Suite 203 Herndon, VA 20170 (703) 657-2952
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Shadow stamps are wonderful! You can use them to highlight a small image (like a Rosie's Roadshow critter) or you can overlap them with various shades of ink to create a background with lots of depth.
That's what we've done with this Thursday's FREE make-and-take project. We used My Favorite Things hybrid ink pads, and the colors interacted as we overlapped them. Beautiful!
Plus, the sentiment stamp is from the brand new line of stamps from Elizabeth Crafts! Who knew they were making stamps now too - is there anything they can't do well?????
Join us Thursday between 10 & 8 and give this technique a try!