Monday, September 30, 2013

Gourmet Stamps Trunk Show at Stamp Fever

There was a great turn out on Saturday for the Gourmet Stamps Trunk Show! Everyone enjoyed the Make 'n Take cards and there were so many stamps to purchase (even some freebies). We have a few photos to share with you; make sure to check our Facebook page this week to see all of the photos from the event as well as pictures from Avery Elle's event last week!

Friday, September 27, 2013


Halloween is a month a way and it's time to come to Stamp Fever to see the Halloween stamps and product to begin your Halloween cards and decorations. Today we have some inspiration from DT Member, Lynette - she's made a silly card that will sure to get a laugh from whomever receives it!

Lynette used Lawn Fawn's stamp sets My Silly Valentine, Trick or Treat and Riley's ABCs. The designer paper on her card is from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade and and Doodlebug's Halloween on Parade. Aren't her paper piece socks just too cute! Stop by Stamp Fever to see Lynette's card and get in the Halloween spirit.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Give Thanks

With Fall comes Thanksgiving and Stamp Fever has lots of inspiration and product for you this holiday season. Today we have a beautiful card from DT Member Robin.

Robin designed this card around the Flourishes stamp set Autumn Blessings. The background was embossed using an embossing folder by Crafts-Too and the stamped image was colored with Copics. To finish the card, Spellbinders and Die-namics dies were used with Tim Holtz Distress In for sponging on the edges; the sentiment is from the same Flourishes stamp set. Robin all used Metallic Decor embellishments from Hero Arts and paper twine from May Arts.

Stop by Stamp Fever to see Robin's gorgeous card on display and to purchase any supplies Robin used so you can make this card, too!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Classes and Event Update

We hope that you are signed up for our Newsletter that goes straight to your email inbox (just in case you're not, you can sign up over there on the right). Each week we send you the latest information on our classes and events. Just in case you missed out, here are a few or our upcoming events and classes:

Gourmet Stamp Company Trunk Show
Saturday, September 28 - 1:00 pm

Monika Thomas, our Gourmet Stamp representative, will be here for a trunk show and Make 'n Take! The Make 'n Take is $5 for one card and $8 for both cards. This will be a "Cash and Carry" on all trunk show stamps. Gourmet Stamps are the makers of high-quality rubber stamps and products for the craft industry. Their delicious line of products are sure to inspire creativity for all who use them! Their high-quality stamps are deeply-etched rubber backed with 1/8" thick cling mounting cushion or as wood-mounts. Make in the USA! Below are the cards for the Make 'n Take.

TCT Class 
Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 am
Cost: $15

What's a TCT Class? Each month, these classes will feature three themed projects. You will make a Treat holder, Card and Tag; all using complimentary papers, stamps and embellishments! These classes are taught by Robin, who just loves Halloween! Using Memory Box dies and stamps, Avery Elle's Halloween stamp set and heat embossing, you will create three fun paper projects for the upcoming holiday.

Halloween Banner Class
Saturday, October 5 - 2:00 pm
Cost: $15
Katie will be teaching a Halloween themed class on Saturday, October 5th. Katie cut out the circles using the Lawn Fawn Circles and Scalloped Circles Stackables, then used Critters in Costume, Trick or Treat and Happy Haunting stamp sets and dies to compleete the 12" banner. Katie used her Copics to color the images but please bring your favorite coloring medium: crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc. Katie will have her gray Copic markers for you to use. If you do not have anything to color with, Stamp Fever has Spectrum Noir markers available for you to use.

If you're interested in reserving a seat for any of our upcoming classes, make sure you read our Class Policy and call Linda at Stamp Fever! You can find all of the information of our classes in our weekly newsletters as well as our Upcoming Classes & Events page.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Share Joy with Taylored Expressions

We hope you've been to our store recently to see some of the new lines we now carry at Stamp Fever. One of the new lines is Taylored Expressions! Below is a Fall card that DT Member Lynette made using Taylored Expressions single stamp Fall.

Lynette colored in the Fall stamp with Copics and went over the letters with Wink of Stella in Clear. You'll have to come by Stamp Fever to get a look at this card - it's even prettier in person (and you'll really see the Wink of Stella).

Stamp Fever not only loves Taylored Expressions for their wonderful, quality rubber stamps, but also their giving spirit. Share Joy is a campaign that Taylored Expresions launched this year and we are really excited to participate. Here is an excerpt from their site about their campaign:

At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy by helping our customers live creatively. This is by no means an original idea. Since the first greeting cards were made and exchanged back in the 15th century, the making and giving of handmade cards has been the mission of a long line of creative people who intentionally share joy through the creation of these little bits of happiness. Those of you who make and share cards can certainly attest that it brings great joy to put a smile on someone's face with a work that you created by your own hands. 
And so in keeping with our mission we launched our Share Joy Campaign in July 2013.  Our first phase provided hospital chaplains with handmade cards of encouragement and celebration that they can give to patients.  After just 6 weeks we collected over 600 cards from generous cardmakers around the world! 
For the next phase of our Share Joy campaign we have chosen to work with three organizations serving the homeless: Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles), Prodigal's Home (Phoenix), and Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (Des Moines).  Jon and Taylor have been personally involved with each of these organizations over the last ten years.  As a result, they have witnessed the powerful difference handmade cards can make in the lives of homeless youth and adults.  Birthday cards, in particular, are very meaningful as Jon found out when working for Union Rescue Mission.  To read about his experience, click here.
We invite you to join us in sharing joy with hundreds of homeless youth and adults by donating your handmade birthday cards.
If you'd like to to also participate in Taylored Expressions' Share Joy Campaign, you can drop off cards at Stamp Fever and we will send them in with ours! There are a few guidelines for the card donations:
  1. A2 cards only (finished size 4.25" x 5.5"), no envelopes necessary.
  2. Theme: Birthday cards for all ages. Please do not write inside of the card but stamped sentiments are acceptable. You are welcomed to sign the back of your card donations.
  3. Taylored Expressions stamps are not required to donate to Share Joy. But TE loves to share what their customers are creating so you may be featured on the TE site if you do use their stamps!
  4. We must send in all of the cards on Friday, November 15th. Which means we need you to drop off your cards to Stamp Fever by Thursday, November 14th!
We cannot wait to see all the wonderful cards you donate and so excited to participate with Taylored Expressions in this wonderful cause.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Avery Elle at Stamp Fever

We had such a wonderful turn out on Saturday for our Avery Elle event! We are so thankful to Jamie Gracz for coming to our store and meeting with her fans and avid stampers. Everyone enjoyed the Make 'n Take bookmark, even the kids that came to the event! We have LOTS of photos to share with you; here are a few today. Make sure to check our Facebook page this week to see the rest of the photos (maybe you're in one)!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Paper Smooches.....

Here are a few examples of just a few of our Paper Smooches stamp sets.  All of our cards are designed by the talented ladies on the Stamp Fever Design Team.  Check back often for more card ideas.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Latest Stamp Releases.....

Here is a peek at just a few of Lawn Fawn's new release and Darcie's fun Autumn inspired Tin Pins .  Summer is still here, it's hot, but it's never too soon to start thinking about the upcoming holidays; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Lawn Fawn's new release has many dies to coordinate with their stamp sets and Darcie's Tin Pin embellishments add a bit of whimsy to your projects.