Karen Burniston is coming to Stamper’s Alley!

We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Karen Burniston teaching in our shop on Saturday, October 25 from 5pm until 8pm.  Cost will be $38.00

Karen is a well-known paper crafter and instructor from Katy, Texas. She specializes in pop-ups and interactive cards and is the designer of the Pop it Ups line of interactive card dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  She is married to John (they met in engineering school) and they have teenage twins, Karl and Emma, and two high-maintenance Puggles, Lucy and Katie.  Learn more about Karen and find links for her Facebook Page, Pinterest Boards, Monthly Newsletter and YouTube channel by visiting her blog:  http://karenburniston.typepad.com.

Class Description:

You know what's cool about pop-up cards? Everything! They're fun to make and everyone loves receiving them.  They are the ultimate card trick and thanks to Karen Burniston's background in engineering, you won't be taxed with any tricky measuring or geometry.  Instead, you'll use Pop It Ups dies, designed by Karen for Elizabeth Craft Designs. These wafer-thin dies made in the USA, can be used in most die cutting machines and you'll get from paper to pop-up in 30 seconds, allowing plenty of time for the fun stuff....decorating!  Plus, the decorator dies come included in each die set! How's that for easy? In this class you'll make four interactive cards in a variety of all-purpose themes, using dies from each general "category" of card:  Pivot Card, General Pop-up, Pull Card and Accordion Album, plus a Character die.  You'll learn all the tips and tricks for creating dynamic interactive cards that are sure to impress. 

Please bring these basic supplies: Scissors, tape runner, fine line glue (I recommend a Fineline 20 gauge applicator bottle filled with Scotch Quick-Dry  Adhesive), strong 0.25" red-liner tacky tape, mini-glue dots, pop-dots and a paper piercer.  Detail scissors and tweezers can be helpful.  A brayer is very helpful for pressing down the frame edges.  If you like the look of inked edges, you will need to bring your own inks and blending tools.

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Reserve your spot today, seating is limited! You won’t want to miss this opportunity!


Used Stamp Sale Reminder!

We just wanted to remind you that the September Used Stamp Sale is coming up this Saturday - 9am - 4pm. This is a cash only sale and all items must be paid for from the individual vendors. Also, if you can, please bring your own shopping bag and put your purchases in your car before coming into the store.

There will be lots of items on sale inside the store, as well as Make ‘n’ Takes. The schedule for the Make ‘n’ Takes is 9-10:30, 11:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30. No need to bring anything, just sign up when you come in.

It looks like it will be a lovely sunny day and we hope to see you there!


New Christmas Card Class

Karen has a new class featuring pretty Christmas Cards. The class is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 at 12:30pm and the fee is $20. You will make these 8 cards and go home with enough paper to make 4 more.

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Impression Obsession Premier Tomorrow!

We just want to remind you all about the unveiling of the 2014 Fall and Christmas Impression Obsession dies tomorrow - Friday, September 12th from 4pm until 7pm. AND for every $25 (before tax) that you spend on these NEW IO dies you will receive a free gift. We will be looking for you!

In case you missed the last blog post, click here to see a sampling of the new dies (scroll down the page).

In addition to showing off the new dies, we are having a free Christmas card Make ‘n’ Take using one of Impression Obsession’s new Christmas stamps! Set a reminder on your phone, mark it on your calendar, but you won’t want to miss this!


Inky Antics Class and a Reminder

We have a new Inky Antic class scheduled for Saturday, September 27th from 9am until noon. You will be making 3 lovely cards that anyone would love to receive. The class fee is $20 and click the Class Schedule tab to see what you need to bring with you to class.

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We would also like to remind you that there is still room in Randi’s upcoming class on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00pm. Click here for details on this class.


Lots of News!

REMEMBER this Friday, September 12th from 4pm until 7pm we will unveil the 2014 Fall and Christmas Impression Obsession dies (scroll down to see a sampling of the new dies). AND for every $25 (before tax) that you spend on these NEW IO dies you will receive a free gift. We will be looking for you!

I also hope everyone is getting ready for a great shopping day at the Used Stamp Sale on Saturday, September 20th from 9am until 3pm. Remember to bring a shopping bag, and cash or check.

If you would like to participate in the sale we still have a few spaces left. Give us a call (704-664-5068) and we will be glad to sign you up.

We have a new Inky Antic class scheduled for Saturday, September 27th from 9am until noon. You will be making 3 lovely cards that anyone would love to receive. We will have a photo of the board soon, or you can stop in and see it for yourself.

Now for the new things…

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" Graphic 45 (12x12 papers only)

Bo Bunny Chevron 12x12 papers in selected double dot colors Buttercup, Chiffon, Coral, Decaf, Island Mist, and Kiwi are just a few.

BoBunny "Candy Cane Lane" holiday papers 12x12 and 6x6's

BoBunny "Christmas Collage" 12x12 papers

Just a few papers from the BoBunny Madeleine group: Madeleine Elegance, Exquisite, Roses, and Symmetry.

NEW COMPANY!! Lawn Fawn! Have a look at the adorable new things - and these are only a sampling of the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies we have in stock.



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and many more!! Stop in and see them for yourself. Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for even more inspiration.

And now for a teaser of the NEW Impression Obsession dies! You’re gonna love ‘em!


See? Aren’t they awesome? There are many more and we’ve ordered ALL OF THEM! So don’t miss out - stop by this Friday, September 12th from 4pm until 7pm - get ‘em while they’re hot!


New Stitching Class

Randi has one more fabulous stitching on cards class for you!

More Stitching with Randi - Saturday, September 27 - 1pm - $22

Two more beautiful Christmas cards. One you will complete in class, and another you will take home all of the supplies to complete it at home. For details on what you need to bring, click here.

This is the one you will be doing in class:

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This is the one you will be taking home:


We also have room in Dani’s Masculine Card Class this coming Saturday, August 30 at 9:30am. Call or stop in and reserve your seat in these classes soon!

There are still spaces available in the September Used Stamp Sale, too. Clear out that craft room and make some holiday cash :-)