STAMPIN’ UP!® AND BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP®
ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PAPER-CRAFTING LINE
Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive offering to include stamp sets,
Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies—available September 1st
SALT LAKE CITY/ST. LOUIS—Stampin’ Up!®, a Utah-based manufacturer of rubber stamps and accessories for paper crafting, scrapbooking and home décor, has partnered with Build-A-Bear Workshop® to produce the first-ever collection of paper-crafting products featuring the Build-A-Bear Workshop brand. The exclusively designed collection includes stamp sets, Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies providing young and young-at-heart Build-A-Bear Workshop enthusiast endless handcrafted possibilities for scrapbook pages, cards, invitations, home décor and more.
“I’m excited about the opportunity we have to partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop,” said Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! cofounder and CEO. “The company has a strong reputation for inspiring creativity and encouraging imagination with its products, which is what we have done at Stampin’ Up! for more than 20 years. This is a great partnership that will provide unlimited opportunities for creativity—I know I will be spending hours playing with my grandchildren, making all kinds of Build-A-Bear creations.”
Transforming Build-A-Bear Workshop characters into a crafting line is one of the many ways Stampin’ Up! and its demonstrators plan to excite the next generation of crafters while revitalizing the art of creating and giving handcrafted items.
“Like Build-A-Bear Workshop, Stampin’ Up! is a company that offers a variety of ways to express creativity. We are excited to partner with them to inspire the imagination in kids of all ages and to encourage this great hands-on activity. ” said Maxine Clark, founder, chairman, and chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Stampin’ Up!’s Build-A-Bear Workshop Collection will feature products portraying the adorable Build-A-Bear Workshop mascot Bearemy® and other furry friends.
The Build-A-Workshop Collection will be available exclusively from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators beginning September 1, 2009.
To order on-line go to lakesidestamper.stampinup.net or call (914) 528-4499
About Stampin’ Up!
Stampin’ Up!, a 20-year old, multi-million dollar direct-sales company, offers an exclusive line of decorative stamp sets and accessories for home décor, greeting cards, craft projects and scrapbooking. Currently, tens of thousands of demonstrators from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom teach the art of stamping. Stampin’ Up! operates two state-of-the-art facilities including an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kanab, Utah; and a 300,000-square-foot corporate office, distribution center and demonstrator support call-center in Riverton, Utah. For more information call 801.257.5329 or visit www.stampinup.com.
About Build-A-Bear Workshop
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the leading and only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. Founded in 1997, the company and its franchisees currently operate more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and France, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. In 2007, the interactive experience was enhanced – all the way to CyBEAR™ space – with the launch of buildabearville.com,® the company’s virtual world stuffed with fun. The company was named to the 2009 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $468 million in fiscal 2008.