Monday, June 27, 2011

Are you ready for some Lawn Fawn fun with Ivy?

Ivy will be teaching another class on Saturday July 9th at 10:00 am. I know you will want to be there when you see the cards you will be making.

Kraft paper and white ink: a perfect combo accented with colorful polymer clay flowers.

A sweet little get-well note using On the Mend and Say Cheese.

And just look at this beauty! You will learn how to make rolled fabric flowers using "Glubers".

Here's what Ivy has to say about her next class:
Join me for a day of making some fun cards featuring Lawn Fawn! We will be making 3 cards and embellishing with a fabric flower using Glubers and some handmade polymer flowers made by me.
Please bring:
basic stamp kit (Scissors, tape runner, dimensional adhesive, black ink)
Also please bring these items if you have them (not necessary but helpful):
white ink pad
glossy accents
cat's eye colored ink pad
colored pencils
If you have these Lawn Fawn stamp sets, please bring them (again not necessary):
Sophie's Sentiments
Critters in the 'Burbs
On the Mend
Schoolhouse Backdrops
Say Cheese
Petite Florals
As always our classes are $15.00 payable to Linda the day of the class.
Make your class reservation today. Ivy's classes are always a wonderful time (and she brings snacks!)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Katie Shows us How to Dye Ribbon

We are putting spotlight on another one of our Stamp Fever family of stampers. Katie Koenig has a delightful blog "Katie's Quarks". She has been entering her beautiful cards in lots of challenges and has created some really fun blog posts.

For THIS post Katie used some crepe ribbon and Ranger's Tim Holtz Alcohol inks to create the special ribbon accents on these wonderful card designs.

The lovely vintage look of the background is the perfect way to make those colorfully dyed ribbons pop!
You can see more of Katie's work on her blog and on her Flickr Photostream.

These cards are also on display at Stamp Fever. So make sure to stop by and see these stunning designs in person. We also have a good supply of Alcohol inks so you can try dying your own custom ribbon.

Thank you Katie for sharing your creative genius with us!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Spotlight on Kim Griffith

Today we are sharing a charming barnyard themed card by Kim Griffith. She used the new Lawn Fawn set called "Critters on the Farm".

Kim used chalks to add color to the background and did a lot of fussy cutting. This card also has really fun features; the cow has black glittery spots and the sheep feels soft and fluffy with white flocking.....and there's another fun little addition behind the barn doors....

.....Kim put the little chick in the barn!

We are so happy that Kim shared this adorable creation with us and we hope it inspires you!

 Here's Kim at one of our classes.

Thank You Kim!

If you would like your work featured on the Stamp Fever Blog, please bring your samples to the store. Include a list of the stamps and supplies you used along with your email address. We would love to take a photo of you at one of our classes too, so sign up today!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Penny Black Inspiration

We've got some new Penny Black stamps for you. They are sophisticated and chic and perfect for so many occasions.
 Sweet Surprise

La Soiree

Two's Company

 Here's a bit of inspiration for you:

This card uses the Penny Black Featured stamp - Two's Company (4165K).
other stamps: Hero Arts-Friend Definition, Unity Stamp Company- Hey Girlfriend.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One Stamp - Three Ways with Tiffany

This class is filling up fast and you will understand why when you see these samples. Tiffany has outdone herself designing these fabulous cards with 3 great techniques.

You will be using Penny Black's 'Flowers Amongst flowers' stamp to create:

1. A watercolor effect, using markers directly on stamp.
2. White embossing.
3. Blending/Gradient inking with Citrus inks.

In addition to the basic stamping kit, Tiffany will supply the following but if you
have extras on hand, it will be helpful:

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink.
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Markers for coloring directly on stamps.  Memento brand if you have it.
Memento Cat's Eye Pigment Ink in Orange, red, and yellow.
Embossing Tools - applicator and foam pads.
Diamond Stickles.

Call Linda to reserve your spot in this class with Tiffany!
Cost is $15.00 payable to Linda the day of the class.

Monday, June 13, 2011

This Week at Stamp Fever June 13-18

Hi Everyone, I hope your summer is starting off with promise! Make sure to plan plenty of time for stamping, crafting, taking classes and shopping! 

 Don't forget the So Cal Shop Hop. July 29 – August 14, 2011
Buy your Passport before Wednesday June 15 to get the discount price of $8.99, they go up to $12.99 after that. There are now 40 stores participating throughout Southern California and you'll get 20% off at each of them with your Passport.

Here's the line up of classes:

Thursday and Friday June 16 and 17: It's Tim Tags with Kathy!!
Click HERE for a list of Supplies to bring to class.
Call Linda to reserve your spot, these popular classes fill up fast!

Nancy's Rubberstamping 101 Session 4 meets this Saturday at 10am.
 We will be having Fun with Distress Inks. Attendees will be emailed with samples and supply list later in the week. See you then!

Jennie Black Copic Class on June 22, 6-9 pm.
This is the last chance to sign up to take this class on Basic Coloring with Copic Markers.
 Call Linda today!

Barbara Carson is teaching a butterfly class:
Tuesday, June 21 from 1-3 pm and Monday, June 27 from 6-8 pm.

New in the Store:

Hero Arts Stamps from the Summer Catalog
Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads in Out of Print and Oxford
Graphic 45 Magic of Oz papers and stamps are in stock!

Stamp Fever is selling tickets to the Carson Rubber stamp convention, July 9 and 10. 
Pre-sale tickets are $5.00 for a one day pass and $8.00 for a two day pass.  
No ticket is required if you are taking classes on Friday.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Week at Stamp Fever June 6 - 11

June Card Kit Club Samples:

Kathy's Card Class Wednesday at 12:30 pm and Saturday at 10 am. 

Here's the lovely vintage style cards Kathy has designed for her class:

 "Cut and Curl"

"Call Me"

In this class you will use rubber stamps, embellishments and punches
to make backgrounds.
Kathy will supply all the stamps, the Martha Stewart punch and all embellishments.   

Tools and Supplies to bring:
Craft sheet 
Basic Stamping Kit (scissors, glue, foam pop dots, and adhesive)
Walnut stain Distress Ink
Tsukineko Pixie Dust Ink
(The inks can be purchased at Stamp Fever.)

These classes are always lots of fun so make your plans to be here!

Father's Day Card Kits: Kathy is our over-achiever and she has been busy! She has designed and put together card kits to use for your Father's Day card giving. There are four different designs, I'm sure one or two will be perfect for the men in your life. Kits include instructions and sell for $5.00.

Have a great week, hope to see you soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Time for another Card Kit Club Saturday!

Tomorrow is the day to bring your completed card for May to get the new June kit. 
Kathy will be on hand to give a demo of the new card:
a patriotic design with some fancy folds and cuts.

See you there!