Stamp-a-faire “Summer Camp” 2012

By April 28, 2012Stamp-a-faire

As announced during this year's anniversary festivities, Stamp-a-faire will be taking place on Saturday, July 21st as an online event. We are extremely excited about this new format because it will allow ALL of our customers the opportunity to participate!  Here is a brief summary of what you have to look forward to in July!


This year our theme is "Summer Camp", featuring lots of special touches that will bring back fond memories of camp & scouting experiences you may have had as a child.  It's all about having fun, learning new skills and making stamping friends to last a lifetime.  

Customers will have the opportunity to "earn" custom embroidered badges (just like you do in scouts!) that we are having created exclusively for the event, one for each challenge/task completed throughout the day.  The embroidered badges can be stitched to your Stamp-a-faire tote as a fun token of the event!

Many of the challenges and events are geared around typical things you might do at summer camp.  Here is a brief list of the badges you will be able to earn during

Stamp-a-faire Summer Camp!


"Knots Badge- Ribbon Techniques Challenge"
Design Team members will be contributing tutorials  & videos on various techniques to do with ribbon, one for each ribbon type we carry.  You will be challenged to re-create one of these techniques or share one of your own favorites.


"Memory Preservation Badge- Mini Book Challenge"
Design Team members will be contributing various mini book tutorials & instructional videos using several of our popular mini book products. You will be challenged to re-create one and possibly add your own special twist.  The book can then be used for holding memories from your Stamp-a-faire experience or "autographs" from all of your new stamping friends.


"Craft Conservation Badge- Limited Supply Challenge"
A list of limited supplies will be provided and you will be challenged to create a project using those specific supplies.  The design team will also be sharing projects made with the same restrictions.


"Friendship Badge- Beaded Friendship Bracelets"
A video tutorial will be shared using a new exclusive die & patterned paper collection that will be available for sale later this fall, but made available early in the Stamp-a-faire bags! The products are geared towards creating paper rolled beads that are inexpensive, easy and fun! Customers that are meeting up in groups are encouraged to initial the beads they make and trade them with one another to create a "friendship" bracelet.


"Rainbow Badge- Tie-Dye Techniques"
A video tutorial for a few different "tie-dye" type techniques for paper will be shared. You will be challenged to try a few of them out yourself and create some really unique backgrounds for your projects!


"Correspondence Badge- Camp Card Set Challenge"
Several Design Team members will be providing tutorials & instructional videos on how to create sets of cards, perfect for gifts or to keep on hand for your own correspondence.  You can create a set of cards for yourself and collect addresses from fellow camp mates or forum members and become pen pals.


"DIY Badge- Homemade Embellishments"
Design team members will share a large variety of tutorials & instructional video for different kinds of homemade embellishments using lots of the basic supplies that you already have on hand. You will be challenged to try one of the team members creations or come up with your own special version to share.

Each of these challenges along with the tutorials, videos & project ideas from the team, will be posted on a schedule every few hours during Stamp-a-faire day, keeping you busy throughout the day and into the night.  Each post will have an InLinkz list provided for you to share your projects with the rest of the Stamp-a-faire participants worldwide!  The InLinkz lists will be open for submissions until Monday afternoon.  Gift Certificates will be awarded as prizes for each of the challenges!

Here is a brief schedule of how everything will work leading up to the actual Stamp-a-faire event.

May 1st-  At 9am EST, Stamp-a-faire Tote Collections & Add-on Supply Kits will be available for PRE-ORDER.  The pre-order will be open until Friday, May 4th, 11pm EST.  This is your ONLY opportunity to guarantee that you will receive a Stamp-a-faire bag and/or Add-on Supply Kit.  A limited supply of the bags & kits will be made available above and beyond the initial pre-orders, but once that limited supply is gone we will not be restocking them.

May 31st-  Pre-orderd bags & add-on kits will begin shipping. A limited supply of additional bags & add-on kits will be made available for immediate sale in the store this day as well.  Once the limited supply is gone, it will not be re-stocked.  The Stamp-a-faire general schedule will also be posted here on the blog to help aid you in final preparations.

July 16th- Official Stamp-a-faire schedule of events posted with complete details along with some fun extra announcements about additional activities.


It is important to note that ANYONE and EVERYONE can participate in this year's Stamp-a-faire event for FREE, no required purchase is necessary, no registration is required.  However, to make the event more fun and help the various gathering around the world be more cohesive, we are making Stamp-a-faire totes available for purchase.  To make this event as affordable as possible, we have divided the purchase opportunities into two groups.

The first set of items available for order for this event is the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection.  This is a basic set of the Stamp-a-faire exclusive items and does not include anything that we currently have available for sale in our store.  This collection includes the following items:


  • Exclusive Stamp-a-faire Recycled Cotton Canvas Tote with a zipper closure.  Measures 14" high x 17" wide and 5-1/2" deep.  The interior features a zippered pocket, mesh water bottle holder and key fob.
  • Quality 0.6L Stainless Steel Water Bottle featuring the SAF 2012 Logo.
  • Official Stamp-a-faire Lanyard & Name Badge holder


  • Special Stamp-a-faire issued Recycled Pen & Pencil set with sharpener & case (perfect for taking notes, sketching ideas, etc…)  Contains two wooden pencils, two pens made from recycled materials, a wooden sharpener and a special recycled cardboard container to store them.


  • Set of SEVEN 2" Stamp-a-faire 2012 exclusive embroidered badges


  • Exclusive Stamp-a-faire stamp set, Natural Beauties ($15 value).  Please note: this stamp set will be available for free on Stamp-a-faire day (July 21st, 2012) to all customers who make a qualifying purchase of $100 or more between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST, limit one per customer.  Also note that project samples created with Natural Beauties will be shared throughout Stamp-a-faire day.
  • Yet-to-be released Beautiful Beads die & paper pad ($16 value).  Please note: these items will be released for sale to the general public in September.
  • Make & Take Kit ($3 value).  The make & take kit contains a few basic supplies needed for very specific challenges that will be given during the event.  The kit includes: 4 sheets Stamper's Select White cardstock, 2 sheets Hawaiian Shores cardstock, 2 sheets Aqua Mist cardstock, 2 sheets Simply Chartreuse cardstock, 2 sheets Raspberry Fizz cardstock, 2 sheets Vellum cardstock, 12" Hawaiian Shores Bitty dot Ribbon and 3 Simply Chartreuse Buttons.

All of the items listed above equal about a $100 value, but we are offering them to you at a discounted rate of $80.  The Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection will be available for pre-order from 9am EST May 1st through Friday, May 4th 11pm EST.  This pre-order period will be your ONLY opportunity to guarantee yourself this collection.  A limited supply of these collections will also be made available for immediate sale on May 31st and will only be available while supplies last.

The second purchase option is the Stamp-a-faire Add-on Supply Kit.  This is a collection of supplies we have put together that will allow you to have almost all the basics on hand for re-creating all of the projects & tutorials shared with you throughout Stamp-a-faire day.  All of these products have already been released and our currently available in the store.  However, when purchased together as this add-on kit, they will be offered at a discounted price.  This Stamp-a-faire Add-on Supply Kit includes…



  • 12-sheet Pack of Cardstock
  • Pattern Pack
  • 5 yrds. Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 5 yrds. Bitty Dot Ribbon
  • 5 yrds. Twill Ribbon
  • 5 yrds. Stitched Ribbon
  • 5 yrds. Satin Ribbon
  • 5 yrds. Swiss Dot Ribbon
  • 1 roll of felt
  • 1 bag of buttons


THIS ADD-ON KIT does not include the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection.  That is still sold separately.

All of these products together have a retail value of over $200, but they will be offered together in this kit at a discounted price of $195.  The Stamp-a-faire Add-on Supply Kit will be available for pre-order from 9am EST May 1st through Friday, May 4th 11pm EST.  This pre-order period will be your ONLY opportunity to guarantee yourself this kit.  A limited supply of these kits will also be made available for immediate sale on May 31st and will only be available while supplies last.

As I mentioned above, the pre-order option for the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and the Add-on Kit will only be open from 9am EST May 1st through 11pm EST May 4th.  Each customer that places a pre-order during this limited time period will be automatically entered in a drawing for a BIG giveaway!  

*$200 Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate*

We will be awarding one randomly selected pre-order customer a $200 PTI gift certificate to spend however they choose!  So be sure to get your pre-order in before the deadline of Friday, May 4th at 11pm EST!

Stamp-a-faire is definitely going to be THE stamping event of the year!  There are several Stamp-a-faire gatherings being arranged by customers around the world!  You can stop by our forum and check to see if there is a gathering near you HERE.

There will be even more details and more fun tidbits regarding this event to share in coming months.  We hope you are as excited as we are for all that is being planned.  All of us at Papertrey Ink are looking forward to providing you with this amazing day of stamping!


Will the purchase of the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection or the Add-on Supply Kit count towards my Rewards Points?

No, neither of these items will count towards rewards points.

Can I use my Rewards Points to purchase the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection or the Add-on Supply Kit?

No, you unfortunately cannot use Rewards points to purchase either of these items.

What will be the shipping charges for the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and/or the Add-on Supply Kit?

Our normal shipping policies and rate schedule will apply to these purchases.  Since both items are over the free shipping threshold for the United States, they will qualify for free shipping.  

If I change my mind after I pre-order my Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and/or the Add-on Supply Kit and no longer want it, can I cancel my pre-order?

No changes will be permitted.  Once the pre-order is placed, the sale is final.

If I decide I do not want my Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection or any portion of the Add-on Supply Kit after I receive it, can I return them?

Both the Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and the Add-on Supply Kit will not be returnable or exchangeable.  

When will I be charged for my Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and/or the Add-on Supply Kit if I place a pre-order?

You will be charged immediately when you place the pre-order.  

When can I expect to receive my pre-ordered Stamp-a-faire Tote Collection and/or the Add-on Supply Kit?

They will begin shipping out May 31st.  Everyone should receive their pre-ordered items by July 1st.

Can I order other existing store merchandise and pre-order Stamp-a-faire items within the same order transaction?

We discorage people from doing this since it will be a few weeks before the pre-orders begin shipping.  However, if you are willing to wait and you do add additional merchandise, we will ship them along with your pre-order items when they are available. 

I just want the exclusive Stamp-a-faire stamp set, Natural Beauties.  Will you ever make it available for sale?

Natural Beauties will not be made available for sale, however, all customers will have the opportunity to earn it for free with a qualifying $100 purchase made between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST on Stamp-a-faire Day (July 21st, 2012).

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 25 Comments

  • 1
    Colleen AF says:

    Wow, I am so excited about this event…it sounds like a lot of thought went into this one of a kind event! Thank YOU, Nichole and all your design team members for contributing to this fun one day event. Can hardly wait for all the activities and learning new techniques and having fun. My friend from Seattle is coming down and we will be having a blast all day long with YOU!

  • 2
    GinaE says:

    Such a cute idea — especially as I’m sending two of my girls to Girl Scout camp for the first time this year. I’ll get ‘camp’ badges, too. Very, very cute! Looking forward to it.

  • 3
    jackie miso says:

    Sounds very complicated

  • 4
    Linda says:

    How does an online event work? Is this all done in a forum or live streaming video? I’d be interested in knowing this in order to decide if it’s something I’d like to do. Thanks!

  • 5
    ndheady says:

    Linda, it is essentially operated exactly like our Blog Hops & Make It Monday challenges. Except on Stamp-a-Faire Day, the new challenges will posted every few hours. There is no streaming video, however I am sure there will be some chatter in our regular forum that day. It is basically just a fun day full of all kinds of new blog posts for you to read here, videos from your favorite design team members to enjoy watching and even learn from some of your peers. Also, throw in the opportunity for you to share a project or two that you create and be eligible to win prizes. Hope that helps!

  • 6

    The paragraph before the list of items in the add-on package reads that the add-on is being offered at a discounted price. Is $195 for $200 worth of product correct? Thanks!!

  • 7
    Mary M. says:

    Can’t wait!

  • 8
    ndheady says:

    Yes. $195 is the correct discounted price for the Add-on supply Kit. I hope that helps!

  • 9
    Linda in aus says:

    Oh wow hurray we can finally participate, thank you thank you, I’m getting both packs regardless of the shipping costs.
    Just have to work out the time difference and organise my friends. Thanks for thinking of us.

  • 10
    Kirsten says:

    I’d love to know how much shipping will be to Australia (or any international destination) as that will determine whether it’s possible to participate for me.

  • 11
    Chrissy L says:

    This sounds like so much fun!!! The best part is that I’ll be in New York with my mom so we can do it together!!! We have almost he exact same supplies anyway! Ha ha!

  • 12
    Dana W says:

    Wow!! i can’t wait!! But please confirm the time the bag & extra kit go on sale for pre-order!! Before the breakdown it says 9am. Further down it says 7am. Thanks!! I know these will go fast, so i need to know if will have to ‘disapear’ for a few minutes at work! 🙂

  • 13
    ndheady says:

    All of the pre-orders will begin taking place at 9am EST on Tuesday, May 1st. There is no need to be in a hurry. Since this is a pre-order, there is an “unlimited” stock. Hope that helps! 🙂

  • 14
    ndheady says:

    Kirsten, it depends where in Australia you are. I would say your best option is to go into the store on Tuesday and add the pre-order to your cart and see how much the shipping will be with your specific zip code. I hope it works out and but even if it doesn’t, keep in mind there is no reason you can’t play along the day of the event since no purchase is required.

  • 15
    Linda says:

    Yes that was very helpful! I think following the day via the blog is perfect! Thanks!!

  • 16
    janet wilson says:

    How exciting – will be requesting a “NO-Call” day for this event! Hurray 🙂

  • 17
    Pamela says:

    How cool is this?!? What a great idea – looking forward to 7/21. Thank you for sharing with all making this all day event available to all. Thank you for the fab giveaway – always hoping to win!!

  • 18

    hi nichole! just curious if you will be showcasing any cards featuring “natural beauties” before the tote collection goes on sale? i would love to see what the flowers actually look like when inked up…it might help me decide! the sentiment is fab by the way! 🙂

  • 19
    ndheady says:

    Andrea, As I stated in the blog post above, projects using Natural Beauties will not be showcased until Stamp-a-faire, July 21st. Myself along with the rest of the team do not even have the stamp set yet to design anything with! 🙂 Something to look forward to the day of the event!

  • 20

    thanks nichole…i was so excited about the details that i must have missed that you wrote about it above 🙂

  • 21
    Janine says:

    Is the preorder on Nicholes blog or on PTIs site??

  • 22
    Beth says:

    Hi I’m trying to find the preorder ont PTI site and I don’t see any help please

  • 23
    MariahC says:

    Nichole you have totally outdone yourself! I can’t believe the value of the Tote Collection. I just have one question though, could you send me just the stamp set, die and paper pad and make & take valued at $34.00? I really don’t have a need for the rest that’s valued at $70.00. Thanks!!

  • 24
    Katie K says:

    I agree MariahC. I would be more inclined to purchase the stamp set, die and paper pad. Once the day is over I would probably not have a use for the tote, pencils, and water bottle. I love that participation is no purchase necessary though, because I have almost all the items in the add on…The nice part about creativity is that you can always substitute to make something similar to what is shown in a demo- a mini challenge in itself~ It will be a fun event!

  • 25
    Kathryn Berthiaume says:

    This is so cool I love it!

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