Stamper’s Alley Annual Christmas Tag Swap

Here are the details:

Registration ends August 28.  You can call Stamper’s Alley at 704-664-5068, or you can sign up in person. Participants will be placed into groups of no more than 15 participants each, so you should plan to make 16 tags. We will begin accepting tag submissions on Wednesday, September 1st through Saturday, September 25. No submissions will be accepted after that date, no exceptions.

Tags should be no smaller than 2” x 2”, and no larger than 3” x 4”. Please use stamps from companies available at Stamper’s Alley.  If you are not sure about a certain company, please give us a call.

When you are creating your tags, make sure that they are of the same quality that you would like to receive. One of the tags should have your name and the company names of any stamps used attached to it.  This information will be included on the display board. When you bring your tags in, include a large envelope (at least 6” x 9”) or a quart sized Ziploc bag clearly marked with your name.  Please do not just put a slip of paper inside your bag with your name, it must be clearly written on the outside of the bag with permanent marker or have a white label affixed to the bag with your name on it.

The completed tag swap will be available for pick up Saturday, October 2 (Stamper’s Day) through Saturday, October 19th.  Please be sure to pick up your tags by that date.  If you are unable to pick up your tags in person, we will mail them to you if you include a self addressed, stamped envelope (be sure to attach enough postage).

Get stamping, everyone!

A little clarification

In the last post we mentioned the new Hero Arts Jingle All the Way Holiday 2010 catalog pre-order discount and wanted to clarify the terms of the discount.

So, between now and August 14, place a prepaid order and you will receive 15% off of your entire order from this catalog. Pretty good deal, yes? There are a lot of new stamps and sets in this catalog and some really creative card samples in it, as well. Stop by soon and check it out!


Lots and Lots of New Stuff!

The new Hero Arts Jingle All the Way Holiday 2010 catalog (shop copy only) has arrived. Stop by between now and August 14th, place an order and pre-pay, and you will receive 15% off of any stamp from this catalog. It is filled with lots of fresh new ideas.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Stamper's Day will be Saturday, October 2 from 10am until 4pm this year. This is our fun day with Make ‘n’ Takes, demos, door prizes, and most of all… SALES! We usually celebrate this event on the first Saturday in November, however from now on it will be the first Saturday in October.

Celebrating Stamper's Day a month earlier means we will need to begin sign-ups for the Holiday Tag Swap now. You will need to call the shop to sign up and for more information.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 21. From 10am until 3pm we will be introducing "Heartfelt Creations" stamps and cutting dies, and will have a demonstration showing you how this unique product works. We will also be having a paper sale on the porch the same day (weather permitting). All paper on the porch, either 12 x 12 or 8-1/2 x 11, will be only .25 per sheet! We will only be accepting cash or checks for this sale and please bring something to carry your paper home in, if you can.

Now for the New Arrivals -

Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat in 5x7 (2 per pkg). These are used to emboss your shapes cut with the Nestabilities and other Spellbinders dies. They will work in all of the die cutting machines.

New colors of the May Arts Faux Suede/Ruffle edge ribbon.

More new Just Rite sets:

Christmas Treasures Border and Centers


Old Fashioned Christmas


A Merry Little Christmas


Baroque Nested Frames


All Occasion Nested Sentiments


Groovy Snowman


LOTS and LOTS of new Cuttlebug bundled sets:

Animal Prints


Art Deco


Cindy Loo


Create a Critter


Freshly Picked




Mini Monsters




Once Upon a Princess


Retro Kitchen




Wall Decor


AND 3 different Cuttlebug Quilling kits.

Create beautiful floral accents for paper crafts of all kind. Dies make it simple - just cut, wrap, and glue! The kits contain 1 quilling pen, 10 green 6" floral wires, (4) 8-3/4" x 1" cutting dies, and a quilling instruction sheet.







We are now carrying the Glue Glider Pro along with the 1/4" and 3/8" refills!


I think that’s it for now, just remember to stop in soon before the new goodies get away.


New JustRite Stamps have arrived

Victorian Nested Frames


Halloween – Witch Way to Treats



From Our House


Hearts Come Home


Perfect for all of those birthday cards – Birthday Centers


Brand new clear stampers. They have the same grid as the wood mounted ones.


Create your own sentiments with these stampers and a JustRite alphabet set!


We have also restocked the wood mounted stampers and many of the sets, so stop by soon and pick up a set…or two.


CK Convention and a Challenge

The 2010 Creating Keepsakes Convention is coming to uptown Charlotte, August 13 – 14 at the Charlotte Convention Center. For more information, tickets, and class schedule click here.

NEW - Stamp of the Month Challenge
This challenge will be conducted each month, using the current Stamp of the Month program.

How do you Enter?
Simply create a card or scrapbook page using the Stamp of the Month plus at least one additional stamp from the current program in stores for that month.  Entries must be submitted by the 20th of each month and winners will be announced on the last weekday of the month.
Send your submission to and put Stamp of the Month Challenge in the subject line. In the body of the email please include a list of materials used on the card or scrapbook page that you are submitting.  Entries must be original and not used in any other challenges. By participating in this contest, each entrant gives permission to Great Impressions Rubber Stamps, Inc. to use the entrant’s name and photograph for advertising and promotional purposes.

What Will You Win?
By entering, you could win the ENTIRE SET of stamps from the next upcoming Stamp of The Month Program!!! This means 10 -14 brand new stamp designs just being  introduced into our stamp line.
Each month the contest entries will be posted on the Great Impressions blog and the winners card will be showcased on the blog the last weekday of the month.


New Graphic 45 and the August SOTM

It may seem like Halloween is a long way away, but it’s never too early to get started on cards and projects, right? We just received the totally cool Graphic 45 “Hallowe’en in Wonderland” collection. Eleven double sided 12 x 12 papers and also a sheet of die cut tags.

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And here is a sneak peek of the August Stamp of the Month board:


Really pretty images this month! Very bright and cheerful cards, don’t you think?


A Close Call

For those of you who may not have seen the news last night, Stamper’s Alley had a very close call. These photos were taken by Karen’s husband, Brian.

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The building behind the shop caught on fire and burned to the ground in a very short period of time. The firemen saved our building by spraying it with water to keep it cool and keep it from catching fire. So far, the only damage we can see is some melted moulding on the back door, a few of the blinds on the windows melted from the heat, and maybe a cracked window pane on one of the back windows. We will, of course, inspect everything more closely today.

The heat was intense, to say the least, and even though the fire trucks arrived quickly, they could not save that building. They said they would be working through the night  to be sure it didn’t flare up again and to try to determine the cause of the fire.

So we send out a huge THANK YOU to Mooresville’s fire department and we send up many prayers of gratitude.


Convention Tickets, Impression Obsession, and Outlines Stamps

Stamper's Alley is selling tickets to the StampScrap ArtTour July 17-18, 2010 in Winston Salem - one ticket for both days. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door. For more info go to:

We have some new stamps from Impression Obsession as well as a few of your favorites. The popular tree and tire swing are back in stock, along with some butterflies, cupcakes and more!

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We have restocked the Outlines cling mount stamps from a few weeks back (see those on this post) and added a few more. They also sent a pretty display board with some gorgeous samples. Photos coming soon. Here are some of the new ones we received:

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We hope everyone has a safe and Independence Day! Enjoy your friends and family, good food, and maybe even some fireworks. Stop in an see us soon.