Life at Stamping Details...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Create a Background for our A-List Banner!

[A-List Vote for Stamping Details]

Every since we opened Stamping Details we've seen our customers coming out of our classroom with beautiful and creative class projects. Two years ago we thought it would be fun to give some of you a chance to show off your artistic flair by creating new artwork for the banner image we are using for the A-List article on our homepage. We received some great submissions and it was fun for everyone to see artwork from our customers – so we're doing it again this year!
We hope you will be inspired and have fun creating a project that we can use in the background of our A-List banner image. We're looking forward to seeing your creations and displaying them on our homepage!

How to Create Your Project

Create your project using your favorite media and techniques: inks, paints, rubber stamping, collaging, on paper, canvas, metal, ...?
Just because we'll be using your project for a "background" doesn't mean it can't be a complete finished project with foreground and background elements. Take a look at our 2011 A-List banners and you'll see a wide range of complete projects that we then used as the background image in our banners.
You don't need to use a computer (unless you want to).
Your artwork should be no bigger than 8" x 10", and not too thick, so that we can place it in our scanner. From 1" x 4" up to 2" x 8" is ideal – but as long as it's not too small or too big we can scan it and scale the size of the image as needed.
Keep in mind that certain materials and techniques, such as thick embellishments or subtle embossing, do not scan well.
We don't plan on moving or resizing the foreground elements: the A-List logo, our logo, the "Vote for" and the credit text. If necessary we will change the color of the credit text to make it visible on the background.

Submitting Your Project

Print your name, as you would like it to appear on our website, on the back of your project(s). Also print your phone number and email address so that we can contact you if we need to. We will not publish or release your contact information.
Leave your project(s) at our store with one of our employees.
If you prefer to scan your artwork and email it to us, you can email it to us at
You can submit projects anytime within the A-List voting period, which is June 24th to August 18th; but the sooner you submit the better your chances to have your project be one of the many that we plan on choosing and incorporating into our banner. We're hoping to get enough projects to keep us busy changing our banner with a new background every few days!

Using Your Project

Throughout the A-List voting period (June 24th to August 18th) we will be selecting and using several projects. If we select your project we'll scan it. We'll scale and crop the scanned image, add the A-List logo, our logo and text, and your name in a "background artwork by" credit.

A-List Banner Gallery

Check here to see the gallery of the A-List banners that we've displayed on our homepage this year.

2011 A-List Banner Gallery

Here is the gallery of the 2011 A-List banners that we displayed on our homepage in 2011. Congratulations and thank you to everyone whose artwork we used!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vote for Stamping Details A-List BEST Shopping Arts & Crafts

Thank you for voting us the San Diego A-List BEST Arts & Crafts last year! We hope we're still your #1 and you'll vote for us again this year! We're looking forward to another great year on the A-List with your support – please take a few minutes right now and let San Diego know we're your favorite!

Would you like to get more into the A-List competition than just voting and writing a comment? How about showing off your artistic talent and creativity by making a new background for our "Vote for Stamping Details" banner (displayed above)? You don't need any computer skills – just use your arts and crafts skills with your favorite media and techniques, and submit a project to us that we can use as the background image of our banner. Interested? Get the details here and get creating! We want to replace our banner with a new one every few days throughout the A-List voting – so the sooner we get your project the better your chance that we'll use it!

Need some inspiration to get you going? Take a look at the banners for the 2011 voting that our customers helped us make.

Make 'n Take for this Week - Week of June 24th!

Make-N-Take Mondays, we prepare all of the materials for you to create a homemade card, for only $2!! All levels are welcome, so feel free to invite family and friends! Signing-up ahead of time is not necessary, but highly recommended. We hope to see you here!! $2.
By request we have our Make 'n Take all week while supplies last! Just come on in!

Here is our feature card for this week!

Michael Strong is back on July 10th - Under the Sea Cards

Under the Sea
with Michael Strong

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make five beautiful ocean-theme cards with Michael Strong. Mike will have his new Cloisonné Sea Turtle stamp set available for you.
$24. Includes all class materials.

Call us at 858/513-8024 to save your seat!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Julie Nutting is coming to Stamping Details - July 7th!!!

We are so excited to have Julie Nutting of Prima Marketing back at Stamping Details!  She will be using her new stamps!!  You can get those stamps at our store NOW!   Julie's classes always sell out so make sure to call us at 858/513-8024 to save your seat. 

"Lorrena" Canvas

with Julie Nutting

Sunday, July 7, 2013 • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$75. Includes all class materials.
72-hour cancellation notice required for refund.


with Julie Nutting

Sunday, July 7, 2013 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$35. Includes all class materials.
72-hour cancellation notice required for refund.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Let's Paint with Clare - July 2nd, 3rd, and 5th!

Let's Paint 

with Clare

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday, July 5, 2013 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this class, you will have a chance to play with the amazing new Distress Paints from Tim Holtz. No previous knowledge required.
Please bring to class: Distress Paint (if you have them), Walnut Stain distress ink, and Archival Black ink pad. Feel free to bring your own distress inks and handles to class if you have them, just make sure that they are labeled with your name.
$24. Includes all class materials.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Save the Date: Dina Wakley is coming to Stamping Details

We are so excited for Dina Wakley to come to Stamping Details.  Save the dates and mark your calendars for August 8-10!  Books are IN STOCK now and ready for purchase.  Dina will be doing a book signing that weekend too so make sure to bring it in!

What an exciting weekend of classes and creativity with Dina!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Suzy West is coming back to Stamping Details!!! July 13th and 14th!

Here is the line up of Suzy West classes. We are so thrilled to have her back!!!

Class: Out of the Box Book $45
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm 
*semi messy fingers class

Class: Splash of Color – 3 Layouts $40
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 9:30-1:00 pm
*semi messy fingers class

Class: Summer Tag Book $37
Date: Sunday July 14th
Time: 10:00-1:00 pm
*non messy fingers 

Class: Home is the Starting Canvas $40
Date: Sunday, July 14th
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
*semi messy fingers class

Suzy is a lot of fun and brings lots of fun tools to play with. To sign up come in or call us.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NEW: Keys & Clocks Embellishments!

Just in............cute keys and clocks embellishments!  You asked for them and we got in lots of fun sizes!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

4th of July Supplies are in!

Lots of paper, embellishments, ribbon, stamps and more are filling our shelves for 4th of July!  Celebrate the USA and come in today for your scrapping, stamping and card making needs!

Get your So Cal Shop Hop passes at Stamping Details!

So Cal Shop Hop 2013 Passes are on SALE NOW!

Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’?

Do you have your passport ready for some culinary delights? The 7th Annual So Cal Shop Hop is coming! Come join the fun this summer from July 26th through August 11th and build your Crafty Cookbook! Buy your Passport package from us right here at Stamping Details and get in on all the annual fun. Each store you visit during the Shop Hop will have a different recipe and the list of recipes is sounding quite delicious – I know I’m excited! Visit each store, save 20% off your purchases, receive a passport stamp, pose for pictures, and have a blast!  Get enough passport stamps and be entered into drawings for some amazing prizes! Plus – the Facebook Photo Adventures event is back and it will take place ONLY during the event……
Oh, and don’t forget to check out each store’s special pin to add to your apron. Speaking of aprons, be sure to decorate, alter yours as there will be a post-Shop Hop contest! Purchase your 2013 Shop Hop Package today!

What’s Cookin’?

Visiting the participating shops isn’t just to get discounts and win prizes… each store has selected a recipe and will work within that recipe for their theme for the event. Stores will have a 6×6 layout page / recipe card. (For those who don’t cook, don’t use the recipe and use a photo mat instead or flip over the recipe as your mat). Spend $10 or more in the store (before tax, after discount) and you’ll get it for free. Some stores may sell add-on pages with prices set at their discretion. Each store will also have their very own collectible pin to match their recipe/theme. Spend $20 or more in the store (pre-tax, post-discount) and you’ll receive it for free. Both promos are available for purchase if you don’t meet the minimum to receive it for free. Official pages are $2.50 and pins are $4.99 – thanks!

 $14 until Sold Out.
Passport Package includes an Apron, So Cal Shop Hop Button and Shop Hop Passport 

NEW PRODUCTS! Julie Nutting Stencils, Tags and Doll Stamps IN STOCK!

We are so excited to have a great variety of the Julie Nutting's Stencils, Tags and Doll Stamps!  Great selection and we have sold out every time!  Get them while they are hot!  AND JULIE NUTTING is coming to Stamping!!  Mark your calendars for July 7th!!!

Make 'n Take for this week - Week of June 17th!

If you have not joined us for our Make 'n Take Monday you will want to check it out. For Make-N-Take Mondays, we prepare all of the materials for you to create a homemade card, for only $2!! All levels are welcome, so feel free to invite family and friends! Signing-up ahead of time is not necessary, but highly recommended. We hope to see you here!! $2.
By request we have our Make 'n Take all week while supplies last! Just come on in!

Here is our feature card for this week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jamie Dougherty is back at Stamping Details! - July 20th!

We are so excited to have the amazing Jamie Dougherty back at Stamping Details!  Her classes are always amazing and so fun!  Here are the Details!

Call us at 858/513-8024 to sign up.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Magdalena's Last class Was so Popular she has brought it Back - A Perfect Day

 Perfect Day with Magdalena! JUST ADDED

A Perfect Day

with Magdalena

Sunday, June 30th, 2013   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


You are not going to want to miss this NEW class from Magdalena!  She simple amazes us with her creativity and techniques. This class alone will blow you away!  Call us to reserve your seat today 858/513-8024.  Just a few seats left for both classes!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Magdalena is back with her Amazing Never Ending Garden Book - June 28th and 29th!

Never Ending Garden Book
with Magdalena

Friday, June 28, 2013 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 2013 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Magdalena is back with another amazing album....the Never Ending Garden Book.  Her classes area always packed with fun technique and such creativity. Check out this book you will create!

Call us at 858/513-8024 to reserve your seat!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Magnificent Metallics with Clare - June 26th

Magnificent Metallics
with Clare

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In this class we will be playing with the Distress Metallic Stains. Haven't heard about them before? Then come and play. You will go home with at least six cards! No previous knowledge required.
Please bring the following to class if you have them: walnut stain, distress ink, archival black ink. If you don't have these items, Clare has enough to share.
$24. Includes all class materials.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


The two new lines from Graphic 45 are in and ready for all you Graphic 45 FANS......Steampunk Spells and Bohemian Bazaaar

You are going to LOVE them!

Gelli Plate Works of Art with Tracy Weinzapfel - June 25th and June 27th!

Gelli Plate Works of Art!!
By: Tracy Weinzapfel

Stamping Details - Poway, CA
Tuesday June 25th -  6:00 am - 8:00 pm   
Thursday, June 27th  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost - $28
Turn plain white paper into your own custom patterned paper!
Kit Includes:
  • 8.5" X 11" Plain White Paper - 10 Sheets to make your own patterned paper
  • Deli Paper to Practice Mono Printing
Materials To Bring if you have but not required as Tracy will have on hand to play with! -
  • Templates/Stencils (Tracy will have a number of them to play with)
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Favorite Acrylic Paints -  Tracy will have a variety of DecoArt Paints to play with!
  • 8.5" X 11" Plain White Paper for additional paper making
  • Gelli Plate (Available at Stamping Details for purchase)
  • Brayer
  • Baby Wipes
Class Description:
Time to play with a Gelli Plate. What is a Gelli Plate?  A GelliPlate is made by Gelli Arts for monoprinting.....awesome to create unique individual prints!  It's a big squishy rectangle of a gelatin-like substance...a way to mono print without a press.  This class is devoted to getting started and comfortable with your Gelli Plate!  As with any of Tracy's classes she gets you to explore and experiment and let it go in the creative process.  Tracy is a Core Blogger for DecoArt Paints and will bring a whole host of colors to play with.  All you need to do is bring your Gelli plate and sense of adventure to let it go and have some fun!  She will also bring a number of Crafter's Workshop templates/stencils to play with so if you have any feel free to bring them along!  It is time to get creative and make your own paper for all your projects! 
Some of the pages I created that are quick and easy!
    Contact Stamping Details in Poway, CA to get signed up!  Seats are limited!

    EXAMPLES  of some quick cards I created with my very own paper!
    Looking forward to teaching these two classes!  Remember you need a Gelli Plate for this class which can be purchased at Stamping Details!

    Cricut 101 Class with Bonnie - June 20th

    Cricut 101
    with Bonnie

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Cricut 101 is geared to the novice. This class will feature:
    • Care and preservations of the matts
    • Basic operation
    • Settings for the blade
    • How to use the buttons/overlays
    • Explain and demonstrate mode keys
    • Explain function keys
    • Settings – how to program
    • Cutting adjustment keys
    • How to use the pens
    You will leave this class with the understanding and have the confidence to start using your Cricut.
    Please bring in your Cricut Expression, original Cricut, or Cricut Create, and power cord, cartridges, and matts.
    $25. Includes all class materials.

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Make 'n Take for Week of June 10th!

    If you have not joined us for our Make 'n Take Monday you will want to check it out. For Make-N-Take Mondays, we prepare all of the materials for you to create a homemade card, for only $2!! All levels are welcome, so feel free to invite family and friends! Signing-up ahead of time is not necessary, but highly recommended. We hope to see you here!! $2.
    By request we have our Make 'n Take all week while supplies last! Just come on in!

    Here is our feature card for this week!

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Our Next Garage Sale is July 21st! - Sign up Today!

    Call today 858/513-8024 to get signed up for our Garage Sale - July 21st. We will assign you a number (or you can use last year's number).  Bring the items you have for sale (in good condition and priced to sell).  Time to go through those stamps you have outgrown and clean those craft spaces. 

    Just a few things...
    • All items must be in Good condition. Stamps should stamp clean. Paper should to be packaged-no individual sheets. Ink pens and pads should be in usable condition, not be dry. Tools must work.
    •  Due to limited storage space items will only be accepted three days prior.
    • Items must be marked by a label with the individual # assigned by Stamping Details. You will fill in the price you want for each item. Call us to get your individual number.  Those of you who participated last time can keep the same number, but still need to sign up.
    •  You will receive a store credit for the total amount sold during the sale minus 20%. 
    • Stamping Details will have tables set up and staff to assist with sales, and to prevent any loss of items however since we are not counting and /or inspecting items, we will not be liable for any items not accounted for or any damaged items at the end of the sale.

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Brand New Julie Nutting Stamps by Prima are IN!


    All the new stamps are in stock and ready for purchase!  There are five doll stamps plus the cute wings! We have sold out every order that has come in!  Stop by today to get yours!

    Summer Wings Iris Folding Class with Kariana - June 15th

    Summer Wings Iris Folding
    with Kariana
    Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $24. Includes all class materials.

    Kariana is back with a great Iris Folding Class.  All supplies are included for this fun and cool technique!  Give us a call at 858/513-8024 to reserve your seat.