Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's all about Felt

Have you used felt to embellish your cards yet? One of the most dynamic ways to do it is using it with metal dies. The trick is you need to use good quality felt to get crisp cuts that won't fray. We received packs of felt from Taylored Expressions that contain 100% wool felt. You won't believe how well it cuts even detailed dies!

We have lots of colors available:

Want a chance to play with the felt? Laura's Memory Box Chistmas card class on Friday night uses felt embellishments on two of the cards:



Tuesday, July 28, 2015


We have another sample of this stamped image (by Stampendous) in the shop that is beautifully and meticulously colored.  (We'll have it on display).  But, this stamp also works, even if you don't have the time to do all of that coloring.  This "picnic at sunset" vibe was created using Gelatos.  I'm relaxed just looking at it (I'm also hungry - but then I'm always hungry).  Stop in Wednesday between 10 & 8 and enjoy a mini-vacation right here! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

3-D effects

Isn't this incredible?  There are no other words to describe how stunning (and did I mention easy?!?!) this simple card is, thanks to the "next level" embossing folders.  They create this "double-embossed" effect with just one trip through your die-cutting machine.  And, each 6x6 folder has a grid to make lining up your design a breeze!  But, be aware, if you have a REALLY OLD Cuttlebug, these folders will not fit.  Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and make one of these cards in person.  The picture can't do it justice.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Saturday Demo

Want to come in out of the heat on Saturday?  Stop by the store anytime between 1:30-3:00pm for a free demo.  Laura will be using the new Memory Box dies to show you how to the corner edging dies as well as show you how to do partial die cutting.  Don't forget the promotion to win one of ten Memory Box Design Team prizes ends Sunday, so now is a great time to take a look at the new Memory Box and Poppystamps designs.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ken Oliver

Do you love Ken Oliver products as much as we do? We restocked the Color Burst watercolor powders:

As well as the super-thin Stick It paper that allows you to adhere it to card stock and run through a die cutting machine to easily adhere detailed die cuts to your projects.

How about his new 6" x 6" watercolor inspired papers? There is a 6"x 6" pack

As well as individual 12" x 12" sheets of paper....stunning!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Another I.O. kit has me singing!


This Wednesday's make-and-take features a collage created with stamps from Impression Obsession. You all have shared how much you enjoy when we put kits together that allow you to recreate these cards when you get home, so we have another one for you! This kit contains 4 cling-mounted rubber stamps and all of the card stock, conveniently cut to size to make 5 more cards! The entire kit is only $27.00, and supplies are limited! So, stop in Wednesday between 10 & 8 to make the card for FREE, and pick up the kit to make more, if you like :-)

See you then!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Creative Color Layering!

Hero Arts has created a series of clear stamp sets called Color Layering.  These wonderful stamps work together to make adding color a breeze!  And, because they are clear stamps, you don't need to use a positioner to line them up.  Stop in Tuesday, July 21, between 12 & 2 to find out more and see all the other collections Hero Arts has to offer.  So much fun!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Win Big This Week!

The new Memory Box and Poppystamps dies are out in the store and ready for you to create wonderful projects for Fall and Winter.

In addition, the Happy Stamper has two Memory Box design team members who raided their stashes of Memory Box product to put together ten prize packs that are each valued at $75+

All this week through the end of business on Sunday, July 26, you will receive a raffle ticket for every $5 you spend on Memory Box or Poppystamps products. This includes stamps, dies, stencils, or paper. We will then draw out 10 winners to each receive a prize pack!

These are all our new Winter/holiday dies:

There are also dies for Fall/Halloween as well as all occasions:

Cling stamps count for the promotion:

As do older Memory Box/Poppystamps dies:

Here are some ideas for the new dies:






Saturday, July 18, 2015

New Products and Big Giveaway!

We are so excited to announce the new release of Memory Box and Poppystamps. We have lots of brand new dies that you are going to love.

To celebrate the new release, we are having a huge promotion. From now until closing on Sunday, July 26, you will receive a raffle ticket for every $5 you spend on Memory Box or Poppystamps products. You will have a chance to win one of 10 Memory Box prize packs that include a catalog and stamps, stencils and dies from Laura and Angela's Memory Box Design Team collections. Each prize pack will have more than $75 worth of products inside!

Here are some samples of the latest release-

Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday Demo

Come see how to use Dina's paints and art tips Saturday from 1:30-3.  It's free! Come out of the heat and see new ways to use these great paints.

New Pink Ink

Pink Ink (formerly Lockhart stamps) always sends us the nicest samples. The color pencil work is always outstanding. Of course we have all the stamps to recreate the cards!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Mama Elephant

The new Mama Elephant arrived and we always get so excited when there are new animals to include. Plus, how cute is the tandem bike? It has so many possibilities.