Thursday, January 28, 2016

Out and Ablout and Taking Classes

I don't know about you, but I am thrilled to be out of the house and able to go places again.  If you are tired of being around the house, why not take a class this weekend?  We have several to choose from.

The picture above is one of the quick and easy Valentine cards that will be offered in Laura's 10 in 10 Valentine class on Saturday.  Here is another:

Here is more information about the class:

10 in 10 Valentines
Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Join Laura for this fast-paced card class and leave with 10 completed cards that are suitable to give to anyone special in your life. Students will work with newly released dies and stamps from Memory Box and Impression Obsession as well as chalks, colored pencils, Copic markers, glitter, and more. Although the cards in this class are designed to be quick and easy, the fast pace of this class is more suitable for intermediate level stampers or above. Students should bring: Double sided adhesive, gluestick and a paper trimmer, if you have one. 

Or, maybe you enjoy bookbinding.  How about Cami's  Hardanger Journal Class on Saturday afternoon?
Hardanger Journal
Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Join us for a brand new book class! We'll make a hand bound book using elements from the the traditional Hardanger embroidery stitch. You'll love it and once you get the hang of the stitch, you'll want to make many more. Students should bring: Japanese screw punch with small bit, Hole punching cradle (only if you have one), ruler, pencil, awl, scissors, craft knife and bone folder. 

Finally, how about the latest in Donna's Mega Mini book series?  She is offering it this Sunday.

Mega Mini Squared: Stonewash Botanica
Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

So there you have it, lots of fun at the Happy Stamper this weekend!  Come join us and play.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Discount Card Reminder

Don't forget that you are running out of time to get your Happy Stamper gift card for the year. We only offer these cards in January, so if you wait till next week, you will miss out.

How do you get a discount card you ask? All you have to do is visit the store in January and spend $25. The discount card will give you savings throughout the year. This year we are adding an extra incentive. If you use your card each month, you will be entered into a drawing for a Happy Stamper gift card at the end of the year. We definitely appreciate your support throughout the year!

Please note- there is a one card/person limit.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Open on Wednesday with our FREE make and take card!

Are you getting cabin fever?!?!

We will be OPEN again with our regular hours on Wednesday, January 27.

And, we will have our fabulous FREE make-and-take card.  This card is designed by Deb,  and features an Impression Obsession Snowman - perfect for commemorating the last several days, don't you think?

See you soon!

Monday, January 25, 2016

We sure had some time over this wild weekend!  Hope you all came through ok.  The store is closed on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 25 & 26) due to the parking lot not being cleared yet.  Check back Wednesday.  We hope to be open.  We will post when we know for sure.  And, you can always call the store to make sure we are open.  703-657-2952.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Store hours and Memory Box

Harriett will be at the store Friday morning, but this is a reminder that when we get bad weather, it is always a good idea to call the store to make sure we are open.

Need some weekend stamping inspiration? Check out these samples from Memory Box. We have all of these stamps and dies at the store.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Are you ready for the storm?

Well, it looks like a big storm is coming and we might be at home more than we expected this weekend. Do you have all the necessary supplies? For me, that means toilet paper and crafting goodies. I don't know about you, but I don't like being snowed in without something new to play with! Plus, you don't want to run out of paper or adhesives. Why not stop in tomorrow and grab something before the storm?

Here are some of companies that have arrived with new releases:

Memory Box

Impression Obsession

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

Paper Smooches

Pretty Pink Posh- wait till you see the sequins!


Of course, there are lots of "staples" as well for your snowed-in crafting time:



Tuesday, January 19, 2016


I love the colors of this card - it's very Parisian! 

The colors also make it a darling Valentine's Day Card - but simply change the colors, and it could also serve as a birthday card.  The "shadow image" of the child really makes the colors of the balloons pop!  Fun!

Join us this Wednesday between 10 & 8  and make one of these for yourself.  And check out all the other adorable supplies we have for Valentine's cards - lots of eye candy for you!!!  And no calories!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Solid Stamping

Sometimes it's challenging to get the more solid images and background stamps to ink smoothly.  Some of it may have to do with practice and pressure, but most of it has to do with the INK you use.

Hero Arts Shadow inks and Mid-tones are dye inks that are perfect for these kinds of stamps.  They dry to a soft, full impression that takes all the work out of stamping. 

These inks also come in an Ombre pad, so you get a subtle gradient look to your images with no guesswork.

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and let Angela show you the benefits of using the yummy-colored inks! 

Friday, January 15, 2016

New My Favorite Things

How about today we look at the new release from My Favorite Things? I apologize in advance for the number of pictures. The new release is extra amazing!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Memory Box and Poppy Stamps

Boxes, boxes, and more boxes are arriving at the store. The one I want to highlight today is the new release from Memory Box and Poppystamps. There are new stamps as well as dies.

And for all the Virginians.... How gorgeous is this new dogwood background die?