Stamp-a-faire 2013 Friday Night Meet & Greet

By August 23, 2013Stamp-a-faire

Welcome, welcome, welcome to everyone!  All of us here at Papertrey Ink are so excited for this year’s online Stamp-a-faire event!  It is going to be an amazing opportunity to learn new things, get some stamping done and interact with other paper crafters around the world!  

Tonight we are kicking off the festivities with our “Friday Night Meet & Greet”!  We hope to make it a bit easier to wait for the BIG DAY as you put the finishing touches on getting ready for tomorrow!

I have asked each of the team members to contribute to a little video footage, allowing you to have a little face-to-face time with each of them even though this is not a live event!  Many of them even giving you a peek into their “crafting kitchens”!  So grab your favorite beverage and settle in for a 30-minute video that I just know you will thoroughly enjoy!  Without further ado, here’s the video!


If you would like to interact with other stampers who are preparing for the big day tomorrow, be sure to stop by the thread we have started especially for tonight’s Meet & Greet in our forum HERE.

While we have you here, we thought we would share a bit of “prep cooking” you can do tonight if you wish.  Definitely not mandatory to get an early start on these things if you wish!  

From Cristina for her PaperClay tutorial tomorrow:

“Roll out PaperClay into a circle measuring approximately 4″ in diameter and about 1/8″ thick. Press a small heart die (or other basic shape) into the center of the circle, just enough to make an impression, and remove the die. Allow to air dry for 5-8 hours before die-cutting.”

From Melissa for her Tea Staining tutorial tomorrow:

“Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add in desired amount of tea bags (I would recommend 5-6). Turn off heat, add muslin, and allow to soak overnight. After soaking, wring out muslin but do not rinse. Pop muslin in the dryer for about 20 minutes to dry.”

Below you will find an InLinkz list which will allow you to “meet & greet” fellow stampers from around the world and give everyone a peek into your preparations for the big day!  Share a link to a photo, video or blog post of yourself with your Stamp-a-faire apron, perhaps with a group of stamping friends that you are getting together with tonight, where you are in your journey if you’re on the road or anything else you are doing to prepare for the big day!  Be sure to let us know where you are posting from as well!  

Two of the participants who post here tonight will be selected to receive a $25 PTI gift certificate and will be announced on our Monday night Stamp-a-faire winners post.  You have until noon EST, tomorrow (Saturday, August 24th) to add your link here.  We look forward to seeing what you share as well as having you back here tomorrow for all the Stamp-a-faire festivities!



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Join the discussion 17 Comments

  • 1
    Rosy Newlun says:

    Hi ladies – I love PTI products but am relatively new. My buddy Kathryn Andrews turned me onto your stamps ;* thanks Kathryn! I really enjoyed seeing each of you in the video, where you enjoy creating, and some of your favorite things or storage ideas. Tomorrow will be my first time to a Faire, but am looking forward to it! 6 hours behind you so I’ll be late. With aloha, Rosy

  • 2
    Claret says:

    Everyone has such neat areas. I am not that neat! LOL

  • 3
    Christianne says:

    Hello! I am excited to try some of these new techniques and meet other PTI fans. Looks like it will be a lot of fun.

  • 4
    DIANA L. says:

    Thanks for all the fun ahead of time!! Have a great weekend
    DIANA L.

  • 5
    Deanne says:

    Oh, I was just going back to the kitchen after checking the blog to make Melissa’s Earthquake Cake. I guess I better unpack the muslin and tea bags and die the muslin and roll out the PaperClay to make hearts for all of us meeting at my daughter’s house early tomorrow morning (CST in the Chicago area). Have fun everyone!

  • 6
    S. Molinari says:

    Thanks for the great video. It was nice to meet the ladies face to face. 😉

  • 7
    Bonnie K says:

    I have my muslin “soup” on the stove. An my Paperclay is air drying.

    I think I am too excited to sleep!

  • 8
    Debbie Archer says:

    Hello from Charlotte, NC. My friend Joani will be over bright and early in the morning to spend the day with me cooking up paper crafts! Hope everyone has a great day creating.

  • 9

    Hello from Indiana. I am so looking forward to this! My muslin is cooking and the clay is air baking! See you in the morning.

  • 10
    Roxann S. says:

    Can’t wait to get crafty! Pam is hosting our SAF party. My muslin is soup! Need to get working on the Paperclay.

  • 11
    Jo R. says:

    I’m doing my prep now and my desk is clean and tidy (it’s a rarity!). Can’t wait for SAF to begin.

  • 12
    elza yilmaz says:

    nice i see the the cards and tips and like it. i have now a few stamps from papertray and like it
    greetings from the netherlands

  • 13
    Jo Ann D. says:

    Fun video! The muslim was dyed and my paper clay was prepped last night. All my supplies out and ready. I’m eager to get started!

  • 14
    Joani Ramsey says:

    Excited to participate in stamp affaire this year. Looking forward to trying some of the new techniques.

  • 15

    OMG!! It’s so FUN to see you all in person!! This is only my second year at Stampafaire and I can’t wait to play along!! I wanted to just let you a know what Sweet Hearts you all are!! It shows through your blogs and your creations each month for the releases, but it REALLY shows in your videos!! I LOVE each of you a little more each time I get a peek into your personal space and you in your actual element!! Anyway, I’m not trying to be weird or scary, I just wanted to let you all know how AMAZING you all are not just as crafters, but as human beings!! THANKS for sharing and for being so AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 😉

  • 16
    Tammy W. says:

    Looks like so much fun and inspiration! Awesome videos!

  • 17
    Debra says:

    Wow, I only just got to watch the video now – a week after the fact – but I have to leave a comment to say how great it is to watch everyone’s video. It gives all of us a little glimpse into the crafting spaces of all the fabulous Papertrey Ink ladies! It’s also a treat to see each one of you and gives us a bit of a view about each of you! I completely enjoyed this video and I hope you continue to do this.

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