order your holiday gift certificates ASAP!

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We’ve all been there: sometimes, it is overwhelming to take part in the holiday-gifting rat race. The long lines, people arguing, a general feeling of grumpiness in every single store. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a holiday season where all the gifts are taken care of early, leaving you to actually enjoy the holidays with family, friends, and a mug of mulled cider?

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Red Handed Rubber Stamps is here to help! This year we are offering gift certificates for sale (in any denomination) for your favorite rubber stamper. Your holiday shopping just became hassle-free.

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If you’d like to purchase a gift certificate, follow the simple instructions below:

1: Email Jennie at redhandedrubber@gmail.com with the following information:

  • your name
  • name of recipient
  • dollar amount of gift certificate

2: I will type up an invoice for your purchase and email the invoice to you, with a total dollar amount for shipping. Payment for all gift certificate orders will be processed via Paypal (instead of the RHR online store) so that I can calculate “the real cost” of shipping. (The Square shopping platform makes it impossible to do this.)

3: Once your payment has cleared, I will send out your gift certificate! You will receive email confirmation that your item is on its way.

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Holiday shopping is one step closer to COMPLETED.

Red Handed elves are standing by to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we’ll join you in front of the fireplace with a mug of cider in hand!

With inky fingers and lots of cheer —

Jennie

 

! a treat for Halloween !

 

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Red Handed friends, you’re hearing it here first: on Monday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. PST, the brand new, extra-spiffy RHR online store will open to the general public. That’s right, stampers: you can buy your stamps online!

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I’ve been spending A BUNCH of time away from my studio work desk (and this blog!) and far more time behind a laptop. Not to worry, it’s all for a good cause — a wildly EXCITING cause! I’ve been building an online store for all your RHR shopping adventures!

It’s been a long time coming, but I recently had a hyper-motivating experience (more on that in a future blog post) which convinced me to stop procrastinating and just MAKE THE DAMN WEBSITE. Many of you have asked about an online webstore to make shopping easier, or see the range of RHR products available; with this in mind, the online site features multiple views of each stamp for sale, thorough product descriptions, and features the entire RHR line.

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The RHR webstore “officially” opens for business on Monday, October 31st. However, I invite each of you to stop by and browse around! Once our virtual “doors” are open for business on Monday, I hope you’ll find something wacky, wonderful, and delightful to jump start your creativity.

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With inky fingers and toes —

–Jennie

PS: here is the web address for the RHR webstore: https://mkt.com/redhandedrubberstamps

Be sure to follow RHR on Instagram for news, surprises, and giveaways!

PPS: the “shop online” page of this blog will now redirect you to the Red Handed webstore — no more PDFs to download!

new news from the land of Red Handed!

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Happy May Day Red Handed friends!

Although the gorgeous weather outside beckons, I’m taking a moment share some new springtime happenings on the RHR blog. I hope you’ll be as excited as I am — change is in the air and I can hardly wait to share.

The biggest thing you may notice is the addition of an “ordering online” page. This is something RHR fans have been asking for since the beginning and I’ve figured out a way to make it happen!

How’s that? Follow the easy-as-pie steps below!

  • Take a look at the updated “ordering online” page of this very blog; download both the retail terms for online orders (our FAQ for ordering) and RHR spring 2016 catalog (all current Red Handed designs) PDFs. Both documents should download easily and open within your browser.
  • once you’ve made some stamp-tastic decisions, send me an email (redhandedrubber@gmail.com) outlining your order; usually I can assemble your stamps the same day and ship within 48 hours (subject to your selected payment method.)
  • Voila! You’ve just ordered Red Handed Rubber Stamps online.

Yes, it’s true that I am in the process of building an online store. But as some of you may know: OMG IT TAKES FOREVER. So this is a work around of sorts — sort of like the “soft opening” before the actual storefront opens.

And the other exciting bit of news? New designs are coming! With any luck, they will debut at the end of June, just in time for your July/August vacation postcard needs. If you’re interested in keeping up on RHR studio news, be sure to follow us on Instagram (@redhandedrubberstamps) for sneak peeks.

WHEW! That’s a big bundle of excitement. Time for me to go outside and play, have an ice cold beverage, and dream of mountains of rubber stamps! What’s a lovely spring day without some thought of inky fingers?

–JH

new “Winter 2015” designs are ready to be shipped to stores!

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Exciting news to share with inky fingered stampers throughout the kingdom: “Winter 2015” designs are posted on the “Products” page of the RHR website! Take a look and you’ll see some decidedly bookish themes, along with a handful of San Fran-centric images and our usual flavors of carefully chosen retro wackiness! If your local stamping goods/paper craft store doesn’t yet carry Red Handed Rubber Stamps, urge them to get in touch ASAP — we don’t bite, and we’re here to scratch your rubber itch!

More “action snaps” of the new designs soon, I promise…

–JH

 

in the store: RHR visits Oblation Papers & Press in Portland, OR…

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Well, your intrepid rubber stamp monger (that’s me!) has done plenty of galavanting around these last few weeks! It was my supreme pleasure to stop by Oblation Papers & Press in Portland over the holidays while visiting my family.

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From the first moment inside the store, I felt like I had come home. The hustle and bustle of shoppers, displays of stationery and hand bound journals, the constant clank of Chandler & Price presses¬†— these were my people.

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Although distracted by beautifully printed calendars and the process of handmade paper being created in the store’s “Urban Paper Mill”, I was a woman on a mission. Where were the rubber stamps? And specifically: where were the Red Handed rubber stamps? I was soon directed to a swoon-worthy corner of the store…

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(what you can’t see: the stacks of airmail and glassine envelopes filled with vintage postage!)

“stationery with an ‘e’ ” and “book post” seemed especially appropriate here, all things considered! And based on the remaining inventory at the time, I’d say a few folks received RHR from Mr. Claus.

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Because it was precariously close to Christmas Day, I scooped up a couple of last minute gifts. I may or may not have picked up a treat for myself as well. (how can anyone resist that display of bookbinding tools, so close to the register?!?!)

Should you find yourself in NW Portland with a bit of free time on your hands, visiting Oblation is the perfect thing to inspire, whether you’re looking for a timeless fountain pen or a perfectly pressed bon mot. What can I say? There’s no substitute for sublime shopping experiences.

–JH

PS: I would like to give a special thank you to Norrie at Oblation who kindly let me take photos inside the store and be a bit fan-girly. Thanks a bundle!

in the store: RHR visits Once Around in Mill Valley, CA!

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Right before the Christmas insanity, I had the great good fortune to visit Once Around in Mill Valley, CA. This charming, cheerful storefront was the perfect antidote for a rainy day (and boy, was it RAINING.)

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Once Around, you’re missing out on something special. What is that something? Why, a little bit of EVERYTHING…

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(five-n-dime baubles, for sale in glass jars…)

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(fabric color coded and stacked in cubbies…)

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(a fine selection of Red Handed Rubber stamps!)

Once Around is your one-stop-shopping adventure for rubber stamping goods, RHR or otherwise! Look at that beautiful “airmail” rubber stamp! And how about that gent writing letters in the lower left hand corner?…

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Every color of the stamp pad rainbow is represented here…

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However, your eyes keep returning to the incredible selection of rubber stamps! Tiny arrow by RHR? They’ve got it! How about “by airmail” or “good for one ride in San Francisco”? Once Around can help you out.

Helpful staffers are knowledgeable in all aspects of crafting, sewing, and creating: questions are encouraged and opinions are freely given (in the right kind of way!) Classes and workshops on offer are a great way for all age groups to acquire new skills. Can’t make it to a workshop? The Once Around blog features a “Craft of the Week” that is sure to get you creating.

Stamping it up all over the place —

–JH

Red Handed Gallery: JU13 from SF, CA…

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Some of the first “shared mail” of 2015 is actually mail that arrived at the RHR PO box back in October 2014. Ooops — remember when I mentioned in a previous post how crazy-busy October was? Yep. It was like that.

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San Francisco gal JU13 and I have been long-time correspondents. Clever collage skills and bountiful use of rubber stamps hallmark each and every piece of mail JU13 mail that arrives at my box. The envelope above was sent around October 31st…

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…while this postcard was sent a few days earlier (Oct. 27th, to be exact.) I love the fact that the postal “spray cancel” (a finger turning off a light switch) is splattered right over the top of that dame’s nose; could it be a co-incidence? Or a post office prank?

Keep on mailin’ in the new year!

–JH