holiday designs are “live” and in stores!

Deck the halls indeed! I’ve updated the “Products” page of the RHR website with all-new RHR holiday designs. You’ll see lots of jolly Santa smiles, as well as a handful of not-so-seasonal themes: postal, vintage San Francisco, and some additional oddities close to my heart.

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I’m thrilled to report that The Ink Pad (NYC), Flax Art & Design (SF), and Castle In The Air (Berkeley, CA) are carrying most (if not all!) of the Red Handed rubber line. Shopping for your favorite stamper? Or better yet: perhaps you’ve finished all of your holiday shopping? Let RHR stuff your stocking AND be the gift that keeps on giving…

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Here’s a final tidbit of news: I’d like to give a shout out to Kept Creations in Whitman, MA; they are the most recent vendor to pick up the Red Handed line! Kim and the gang have a fantastic selection of for mixed media and paper crafters, as well as a roster of top-notch instructors (Hi Mandy! Hey there Kelly K.!) Stop by, say hi, and get caught Red Handed!

May your days be merry and bright (and your stamping be glittering and embossed!)

–JH

halloween happened, thanksgiving’s almost here, and then…

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…it’ll be Christmas!

The RHR elves are hard at work (well, ok — that’s ME) designing up a new collection of yuletide rubber for your kringle-tastic card-making endeavors! Within the next week or so, be on the lookout for updates to the RHR “products” page; I’ll post the new designs over there. In the meantime, be sure you have enough cherry red, inky black, and pine green stamp pads — you’re gonna need ’em!

Holiday cheer and LOTS of firm impressions!

–JH

“The Great Rubber Stamp Event” this Saturday at Flax!!!

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! : Red Handed Rubber Stamps will be part of Flax Art and Design’s “Great Rubber Stamp Event” this coming Saturday, October 18th.

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Join Red Handed Rubber, alongside other rubber stamping greats such as Leavenworth Jackson, Yellow Owl Workshop, and Cavallini Papers for an afternoon of demos, show-n-tell, and of course: RUBBER STAMPING!

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I’ll have a special edition, commemorative postcard for folks who stop by the table — a little something to stamp up and send off! If you’re curious to try out RHR stamps in person, this’ll be a great chance to get your fingers inky!

(details can be found here.)

Keepin’ it rubbery —

–JH

October: whatta whirlwind!

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October is one of my favorite months of the year: pumpkin pie, spooky Halloween decorations, and (believe it or not) a lot of birthday parties for friends (and my mum!) But 2014’s October has been exceptional and it’s not over yet!

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Remember in that previous blog post when I mentioned there would be store announcements for two new Red Handed venues? Well, due to the phenomena which I have recently dubbed “Awesome October”, there are FOUR new stores in three different cities where you can get your Red Handed fix!

Oblation Papers: Portland, OR

Analog Vintage: Washington, DC

Castle In The Air: Berkeley, CA

Once Around: Mill Valley, CA

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Having visited each store in person, I can say without hesitation that each one is a treasure chest of paper-y goodness, letter writing delights, and all sorts of gifts for giving. It is an honor to be on the shelves at Castle, Oblation, Analog, and Once Around because I am a huge, HUGE fan of each store (and the dear folks who run them.)

Don’t be shy — take a mini vacation and feast your eyes if you find yourself in the neighborhood of one of these fine establishments. I promise: it’s ABSOLUTELY worth it! (and you may end up finding a little “must have” treat for yourself…)

Stamping like a fiend —

–JH

 

halloween is a SPOOKTACULAR time for rubber stamps!

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The Red Handed studio is in full production mode for Halloween and I’m happy to say: it’s all TREATS for you guys! There are six Halloween-centric designs and three “just because” designs which I’m hoping rubber fanatics will love…

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The “Products” page of the RHR website has been updated, so be sure to take a look if you’re interested in seeing the new rubber designs.  Halloween products should be arriving/have already arrived at The Ink Pad in NYC and Flax in San Francisco (edit 10.01.14: and Once Around in Mill Valley, CA!); call stores for shipping info.

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Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some super-duper, triple exciting news about the shenanigans taking place in the Red Handed world — even though you can’t see it right now, I’m actually jumping up and down with delight! Here’s a hint though: two new stores will be carrying the Red Handed line. And there’s something else I’ll whisper in your ear: save the date of October 18th — oops! I’ve said too much…

Starting a rubber rumpus in the city by the bay —

–JH

Red Handed Gallery: The Punk Bassoon Connection in CA…

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Incoming mail from Ryan of The Punk Bassoon Connection! I’m especially fond of the way that “special delivery” stamp looks with red ink.

(RHR stamps used: RHR04 “special delivery”, RHR10 “attention: philatelic mail”)

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The back of this envelope is just as fanciful as the front, combining super-great “don’t try this at home” and “classified” rubber stamps with washi tape.

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As always, receiving a hand written letter from TPBC is a treat to read. I don’t know how he does it, but invariably Ryan’s letters arrive at my PO box at the precise moment I manage to be experiencing the very thing he’s writing about in the enclosed letter. That’s some top-notch postal synchronicity, I’d say.

Thanks so much to The Punk Bassoon Connection for sending this wonderful missive! Want to see your work featured here? Send a piece of mail incorporating Red Handed Rubber Stamps to our PO Box and we’ll make sure to post it up ASAP.

Keep stampin’ here/there/everywhere!

–JH

thanks for a FANTASTIC zine fest 2014!

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Thanks to all the great folks who came out to SFZF 2014! It was a great weekend filled with lots of friends, mountains of inspiration, and of course: RUBBER STAMPS.

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If you purchased a rubber stamp, brought coffee/cookies to the table, or stopped by to say hello — thank you SO MUCH! Your support, enthusiasm, and encouragement means so much.

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Over the weekend, many folks asked about ordering Red Handed Rubber online, via the stores listed on the “retail” page. To make this process easier, I have uploaded a style sheet of all the current RHR designs — take a look at the “products” tab above! Choose your favorites, give one of the listed stores a call, and be sure to include the RHR product number when ordering.

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I’m hard at work on designs for one of my favorite holidays — Halloween. Double, double, toil and trouble — Red Handed stamps are never subtle!  I can promise there will be a cauldron full of spooky masks, some eye of newt, and warnings of the evil eye. Keep your (non evil) eyes peeled for updates!

–JH