As a longtime person of the inky fields of Rubber Stamping and Paper Arts (almost three decades!) I have experienced a myriad of trends brought to the surface in our world of art and craft. In the early 1990’s when the art of rubber stamping made its way into the Midwest and wrapped itself around us here in Wisconsin, I was confronted with this question: “Is rubberstamping just a fad”? At the time, and after much thought given to this question, I answered “No, I don’t think we are experiencing a “fad”. This is a form of art that most everyone can participate in and be successful.” Low and behold….27+ years later, the world of ink, rubber stamps and paper arts continues to look bigger and brighter than ever! With this fact established, we invite you to hop on board and check to see what is on the horizon at Door County Rubber Stamps this summer/fall!
One Stop Shopping
This past winter found us consolidating our two store locations into one – at our great Sturgeon Bay location. 24 years in this colorful building – and the floors haven’t caved in yet! We managed to squeeze and tuck and pry and wedge until we filled every room from floor to ceiling with wonderful stamps, papers, and art supplies of every nature. The selection has never been better! We invite you and your friends to stop by and check out the amazing selections that will send you into orbit. And, while you are here, check out the gardens and the incredible garden art displayed on the porch and in the gardens. (We have the ‘husband chair’ set up on the front porch so that your man will be comfortable while you ‘go crazy’ inside the art cave).
Fabulous Fall Art Retreat
Mark your calendars and reserve the dates for Friday, September 30 thru Sunday, October 2nd for our Best Art Party EVER!
Drum Roll please……
Celebrate Door County w/style and Class – a primer to our Northwoods Fall Spectacular Weekend in the classroom. We will be serving our favorite friendship tea and inviting you into our store from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. We will be open for your shopping pleasure – be sure to pick up your goodie bag at the door and enjoy some great specials and discount coupons redeemable this weekend. Door Prizes every hour on the hour in the store on Friday – need to be present to win. Door Prizes awarded all day Saturday and Sunday at Bridgeport Resort. Our weekend event will be held at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Our classrooms are all located at Bridgeport Resort.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A Round Robin of techniques. Five - 30 minute classes will be offered with a short break for a super-sweet treat that will re-energize you for the remainder of the afternoon!
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – Demonstrations & Make and Takes located at five different stations.
5:30 p.m. – Buffet Supper
Fab Friday includes the Round Robin, Demonstrations, Make and Takes, Supper Buffet & Wine & Cheese Party. All Materials are provided at the classes and make and takes.
Cost: $ 45.00
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Mixed Media Class with Laura Zee – All new Graphic 45 Papers will be the temptation in this class. Learn to coordinate with themed papers, buttons and lace; jewelry and hardware, fibers and paint, embossing and textures, glitter and more. A dimensional piece of art will be accomplished – and will be Uniquely You!
All Materials Included. Cost: $35.00
9:00 p.m. – Wine & Cheese Party - Welcome Pat & Paul Niemuth from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.
Door County Fall Harvest Art Challenge
It’s that time again! We want to challenge our friends and artists with an exciting Art Challenge Kit – this amazing collection of products will be your format to ‘create and go crazy’ as you follow the Challenge Instructions included, and work with the wide selection of goodies packed into your challenge box to create entries for the Great Gift Awards & Rewards:
1st Place Winner - $300.00 Gift Basket
2nd Place Winner- $200.00 Gift Basket
3rd Place Winner - $100.00 Gift Basket
Door County Art Challenge Kits ($75.00+ value) will be available for pick up or be shipped out on September 1st. Please order your kits prior to August 20th. Deadline to turn your finished entry into Door County Rubber Stamps to be considered for the reward prizes will be Friday, September 30th by 8:00 p.m. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd, immediately following the last Northwood’s Class. Cost of Art Challenge Kit: $25.00
8:30 a.m. - Too Cute To Spook Halloween Sampler
In this class you will make 4 Halloween cards using our new images for fall 2016. All images will be colored with Tombow markers and Northwoods Watercolor Paper. Matting will be done with specialty papers and washi tape. Art Glitter will add that special spook-tacular touch. You will receive a special gift for taking this class.
12:00 Noon - Glittery Glitzy Winter Bird Class
Make a beautiful set of 4 glittery, glitzy winter bird cards. In this class you will use 4 of our favorite winter bird images and color them using Tombow markers and Northwoods Watercolor Paper. You will glitter the frames with 4 royal colors of Art Glitter. Mounting your cards will be the final step using royal tones of Bazzill Paper and glitter paper. You will receive a special gift for taking this class.
3:00 p.m. - Autumn Beauty Fall Colors Class
Fall leaves, sunflowers and pumpkins are the focus of this class. You will become an expert in coloring our beautiful fall images using Tombow markers and Northwoods Watercolor Paper. You will mat your 4 cards using specialty papers and add the special touch to each of your cards using Art Glitter. You will receive a special gift for taking this class.
7:00 p.m. - Holly And Poinsettia Workshop
The holiday season is upon us and Northwoods is offering a workshop featuring our beautiful holly and poinsettia stamps. You will make 4 cards from simple to simply sophisticated using our holly and poinsettia stamps. Throughout the evening we will share over 50 card ideas using some of our favorite holly and poinsettia images. In this class you will receive a color copy of all the ideas presented. You will receive a special gift for taking this class.
8:30 a.m. - Winter Beauty Scenery Class
Make 4 beautiful winter scenery cards using our winter scene stamps and Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Kraft-core Paper. Your images will be colored with Tombow markers and Northwoods Watercolor Paper. Your metallic paper will be dry embossed with embossing folders from Taylored Expression . Cards will be matted with beautiful jade, juneberry and lagoon Bazzill Paper and to add that special touch to your cards, you will use Art Glitter. Your will receive a special gift for taking this class.
11:30 a.m. - Snowmen Spectacular
Wrap up the weekend celebrating Northwoods snowmen images by making 4 winter cards. Images will be colored with Tombow markers and Northwoods Watercolor Paper. Specialty papers and embellishments will be added to make your base cards and finally Art Glitter. You will receive a special gift for taking this class.