Stamp-a-faire Opening Ceremony and Breakfast Bake & Take

By August 24, 2013Stamp-a-faire

GOOD MORNING, CARD BAKERS!!!!!!!  Welcome, everyone to the official kick-off of Stamp-a-faire 2013!  I know some of you are waking up at 4am on the west coast this morning to join us!  Now that’s what I call dedication!  


Can you believe that the big day is finally here?  All of us have been busy behind the scenes making preparations for months and we are so excited to finally start showcasing everything we have been working on!  Today promises to be an amazing learning opportunity for everyone, no matter their skill level!  Not to mention the fun you will have rubbing elbows with other stampers from around the world!  To kick things off this morning, we have a Breakfast Bake & Take to get your creative juices flowing.  

We are providing you with 9 color schemes and 9 sketches to choose from!  You can use the graphics below to make your choice, or you can download them in recipe card format to add to you recipe box below.  

Your challenge is to pick one color scheme and one sketch to whip up a quick project you can be proud of!  A great way to warm-up for all of the stamping that lies ahead!  So put on some of your favorite stamping tunes (something peppy to get you moving, you know?), grab your cup of coffee AND LET’S GET STARTED!!!

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Here is an all-inclusive printable pdf you can download that includes all of these recipe cards. 

CLICK HERE to Download SAF 2013 Printable Recipe Cards

Here’s my take on the Breakfast Bake & Take Challenge!

Whole Lot of Happy Card
It took me about 15 minutes to put this card together after I selected a sketch and a color scheme!

I started with a Raspberry Fizz card base and added strips of Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky and Winter Wisteria.  I also die-cut the By the Numbers Border die from Plum Pudding cardstock and adhered them alongside the strips.

According to the sketch, there could be three small embellishments at the top of the strips.  I opted to use buttons with a bit of a different stitching pattern to hold them in place.

I heat embossed this sentiment from Inside & Out: Birthday II with Black Filigree Embossing Powder.  I then punched it out with a 1-3/4″ circle punch and adhered it in place with foam tape for dimension.


  • STAMPS: Inside & Out: Birthday II
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian Shores
  • OTHER: By the Numbers Border die, buttons (Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky), white crochet thread (DMC), Black Filigree Embossing Powder, 1-3/4″ circle punch (EK Success)
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″


Create your own project utilizing one color scheme and one sketch of your choice from above.  Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Or use this as another opportunity to share links to photos, videos or blog posts of you arriving at your destination, how your day is starting, your set-up, the group of people you may have getting together or anything else regarding the kick-off of Stamp-a-faire day! 

–Post your project and/or SAF morning photos on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project and/or SAF morning photos to the InLinkz list below.

–You can also be eligible to win by leaving  a comment, stating your name and where you are joining us from!  Let us know if you are getting together with anyone or if you are going it solo!  And what challenge are you looking forward to most today?  

–You will have until noon EST, Monday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–Two of the participants who post here today (via the InLinkz list or posting a comment) will be selected to receive a $25 PTI gift certificate (one comment and one InLinkz list participant) and will be announced on our Monday night Stamp-a-faire winners post.  

We look forward to seeing what you share here as well as having you back here in just a bit for the next challenge!  We’re also available in the forums for a chat if you need company while you’re stamping!


Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 96 Comments

  • 1
    Cecilie says:

    Love new sketches and great colour combos. I’m in Europe so I’ve been “patiently” waiting for this first challenge to be announced. Now to work!

  • 2
    Louise Spiden says:

    YAY love love love!

  • 3
    Penny Peters says:

    Great sketches and color combos! Penny from Lancaster PA 🙂

  • 4
    AOK says:


  • 5
    Kathy W says:

    I’m stamping today solo at home in Central Vermont. My stamp room overlooks a lake to the east and a waterfall stream to the north for lots of nature inspiration. Can’t wait for the gallon, quart, pint color challenge. Thanks to all for putting on a fun stamping day.

  • 6
    Jen says:

    Buffalo NY and stamping away with me, myself and I. Thanks in advance to all the DT’s hard work to make today possible for a super fun day of crafting!

  • 7
    DebbyG says:

    There are 5 of us joining you from Prosperity SC. We’re looking forward to the day! By the way my sweet husband is making us homemade orange rolls this morning!

  • 8
    Jo Ann D. says:

    Yeah…I’m crafting alone here in Texas! Great sketches and color combos. I am eager to learn how to do the scensational cards.

  • 9
    jett says:

    Jett in Dallas here, looking forward to spending the day in my craft space with all of you!

  • 10
    Cathy K says:

    Hi, Everyone! Cathy K joining you from Arizona–usually sunny, but the sun’s not up at 4 am! Looking forward to a creative day, especially the Paperclay segment.

  • 11
    Susie N. says:

    Good morning! I’m joining in solo from New Jersey.
    I can’t wait to try out the scratch n sniff technique!

  • 12
    annheidel says:

    Love the color combos and sketches! My daughter and I are joining the festivities from North Carolina. 🙂

  • 13
    nitaz says:

    I am in Parrish, Florida. Looking forward to a great day of creating!

  • 14
    Bonnie K says:

    Its 6:30 am in Omaha, NE. I am so fired up! Just printed off the recipe cards. Its going to be a glorious day!

    Going to make my first card!

  • 15
    Mary M. says:

    Great color schemes. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s projects.

  • 16
    Leslie L. says:

    Great sketches and a great way to start it all off. Looking forward to the day – I already told my hubby to pretend he didn’t see me today while at the same time staying out of my way 🙂

  • 17
    Amanda says:

    Haven’t looked at the sketches yet, but I did see some yummy color combos. Clearly, I’m not really awake yet. It’s just me stamping the day away, but sometimes I like it that way. Off to play…

  • 18
    Karen says:

    Here on my own from Rochester, NY. Having problems commenting — this is the third try! Can;t wait to get going on these gorgeous color combinations and sketches. They could keep me busy all day!

  • 19
    June K says:

    June here on the west coast. . . love the colors and the sketches. I don’t think I could make your cute card in 15 minutes. I’m just SO slow.

  • 20

    I always love to work from sketches — but I REALLY like that you’ve added suggestions to your comments! Thanks

  • 21
    Marsha says:

    Hello everyone! Joining you solo from Highland, NY this morning. Looking forward to the Tea Staining Technique with Melissa Phillips at 8:00am. Sending out a BIG thank you to the members of the Papertrey Ink Design Team for all of their dedication and hard work in making today possible for all of us crafters out here!!

  • 22
    Candida says:

    I am so excited with this event! I loved the color schemes and the recipe cards with your notes!

  • 23
    Helen F. says:

    Good Morning from Merritt Island, Florida! I am looking forward to spending the day in my craft room with all of you.
    Very interested in several ‘new to me’ techniques today, the first is Melissa’s Tea Staining. Thank you, PTI for all your hard work and constant inspiration! Have a great day y’all 🙂

  • 24
    LEGstudios says:

    That video was such fun! What a way to start off the festivities … on the luckiest of days, the 24th! 🙂

  • 25
    Peggy Nickelson says:

    Good morning indeed! I am Peggy and I am from Northern California. I will be solo today, but I k ow I will be inspired by all the energy and enthusiasm of this community.

  • 26
    Lillian O says:

    I’m flying solo here in Pensacola, Florida. I am so excited to have the day to CREATE in-between our usual Saturday activities. I love learning new techniques so I am excited about everything, but the scratch-n-sniff projects have been intriguing me since y’all announced them. That brings many memories from childhood back to me. Hope everyone has a great day and I look forward to hangin’ out with everyone!

  • 27

    Good Morning from Sanford NC! The sun is up and I am off to craft!! Love the Wake up music!! My Mom sang me that song as a child when she would wake us up in the am!! Thanks for waking a great memory!! She is gone but was a big crafter!!! I know she would love all this new stuff!!

  • 28
    Kate says:

    I am joining the event from France. Sadly my stamping friends live miles away, so I am stamping on my own. However I love the colour schemes on offer and have already chosen the sketch to use.

  • 29
    Bori says:

    Hi everyone! We are a sister pair from Budapest, Hungary. It is already 2 PM here in Central Europe but we are so excited that hopefully we wont fall asleep in the next 16 hours 🙂

  • 30
    lainey says:

    Stamping solo here in Pennsylvania. So excited SAF has kicked off. Really like getting card sketches to use, it helps when I lose some of my creative thinking!

  • 31
    Amber Dugger says:

    Good morning everyone! Just printed everything out. I love all of the ideas! I will be using these for months to come! 🙂

  • 32
    Pippa67 says:

    I have been waiting for this day for ever. Living in Holland, it is already, 2 o clock in the afternoon, i had to wait a bit longer, but here it is. The Stamp A Faire. Love love the color combinations.

  • 33
    Holly Saveur says:

    Good afternoon here from the all the color scheme’s and sketches!
    let the fun begin!

  • 34
    Deb in WI says:

    Deborah and Monica here from wonderful Wisconsin! Looking forward to all the fun ahead!!! Wahoo!

  • 35
    Janet Zeppa says:

    I’m Janet from Ontario Canada!
    I love all those colour combos and sketches. Truly inspiring!

  • 36
    betty l says:

    Joining today as much as possible from the middle of Nebraska with me,myself and two fur-babies – who are using it as a chance to sleep in! Can’t wait to see all the creativity and inspiration. Loved the videos last night-yeah, everyone looked just like their picture but hearing and seeing them live really made it seem like I knew them personally!

  • 37
    Terri E. says:

    Love the singing in the rain song! My daughters and I are stamping in Coal City, IL today.

  • 38
    Kris says:

    Looks like it’s going to be a great day!

  • 39
    Angie Coleman says:

    I just found PTI and am excited about The Stamp-a-Faire. I am looking forward to today’s activities. I don’t have any PTI stamps yet, but I am just going to jump in and follow along using the little I do have. What a fantastic event and look forward to ordering some of your fun stamps!

  • 40
    janet Goshorn says:

    Hi everyone. My friend Lynn and I are crafting away in my studio here in Clermonf, Florida. Am so excited that today has finally arrived

  • 41
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    This year, I’m hanging out & home. I do plan to break for a meal out w/my husband & daughter, but hope to make lots of pretty things today.

  • 42
    Pam A says:

    Looking forward to the day in my Texas craft room! Great video to start the day!

  • 43

    Good Morning to all! I am here from sunny Southern California. It’s later then the 4am start up call, but earlier enough that the I’m up before the sun. I am here solo today looking forward to a fun day of stamping with Papertrey Ink.

  • 44
    Kim R. says:

    Hi! Kim from Brewerton, NY here….. So excited for today!!

  • 45

    Crafting here in a very wet London, UK. Great sketches to kick start our day!

  • 46 says:

    I love the downloads for later use . Great start formy mouning

  • 47
    Wendy Gould says:

    Hi, I’m Wendy from the Seattle area. I’m going to try to participate as much as possible over the next two days. My mom is coming over today to play along too, but I have my 3YO and my 18mo old that will be distracting us! Hope to get more time after my husband gets home from work. Have fun everyone!

  • 48
    lisa m says:

    I am Lisa from Michigan and I am stamping with my daughter Jenna, I am looking forward to scratch and sniff cards and Jenna is looking forward to shrink plastic thanks for all the fun!

  • 49
    StampinT says:

    I love the sketches and the colour combos! This is going to be a great day! I am definitely inspired already!

  • 50
    Anna says:

    Good day! Loving the colors & scetches!

  • 51
    Dolly says:

    That’s one of my favorite “morning” songs 😀
    Great challenge TFS and I LOVE the recipe cards…Thank you! 😀

  • 52

    Great colours and sketches, so hard to chose just one!

  • 53

    Good morning! Tara from Colorado going solo for my first Stamp-a-faire. Gorgeous color combos and great sketches! Can’t wait to get started!

  • 54
    Kim Allen says:

    It’s just me this morning.

  • 55
    Kathy Mc says:

    Good morning from a much-needed rainy WA! Since I wasn’t able to make any commitments or preparations for SAF, I am SO hoping to “squeeze” in some time in my stamping room as I look forward to working with the sketch & recipe cards. If not, I can still appreciate all the work the DT has gone through to make this event happen. Looks like a fabulous agenda! Happy SAF to all ~ enjoy!

  • 56

    Hi, Rebecca Ednie from north of Toronto Ontario Canada in a little town called Mt Albert. I’m flying solo today. Hubby will be home soon from a special showing of Planes with my 6 yo autistic son so he can watch him and the baby so I can stamp. So I got to sleep in and now I’m ready to stamp! Have fun everyone!!

  • 57
    Kathy McDonald says:

    What a great way to start! I LOVE these sketch and color “recipes”! I am going solo today in Seattle. Looking forward to a great day!

  • 58
    Tonya says:

    I am stamping solo today from cloudy and damp Western Washington. I love the video’s so far and everything made has be beautiful! It’s time to get inky!

  • 59
    Priscilla from CA says:

    Priscilla, here, from the San Francisco/Bay area in California.

  • 60
    Dorothy Long says:

    Good morning to everyone from Los Gatos CA.
    I;m a little late because and slept in. Now i’m ready to go.
    I’m going solo.
    I love the recipe cards, really going to be helpful.
    Everyone have a fun time.

  • 61

    such pretty color combos! i’ve printed them all out to stick in my binder!

  • 62
    Jen R says:

    I’m on vacation in New Jersey, so I’ll be playing along when I get home to Massachusetts tomorrow!

  • 63
    Charmaine says:

    Love the sketches and color combos. Going solo today but looking forward to a day packed with inspiration!

  • 64
    Carol S says:

    You probably heard me squeal all the way from the UK when I saw these sketches and colour mixes. Its enough to last me a year I reckon, and I’m so pleased because I can’t get along to play today.

  • 65
    Ashley says:

    Good morning all! I’m so excited for today! I can’t wait to start! I’m bummed that I have to work this morning, but I’ll catch up. I love the color combos! such great inspiration to kick off the day!

  • 66
    Pat Ackley says:

    Love all the sketches and color recipes! Can’t create today, but looking forward to getting to it next week!

  • 67
    CathyL says:

    Hello from Bettendorf, Iowa this morning.I’m looking forward to seeing how you use salt this afternoon.

  • 68
    Rachel w k says:

    thank you for such a fun day ahead!

  • 69

    Yikes,I don’t know where to start, so many challenges, can’t wait to dig in ~Suzanne from Central Oregon

  • 70
    Bonnie T. says:

    Good (reasonable) morning! I had high aspirations of waking up at 4am to get started, but when 4am came around – alarming me awake – I just couldn’t do it. So here I am, fully rested and ready to (attempt to) catch up. 🙂 The Bake & Take looks like a great place to get started. I love all the options; so many combinations to choose from!

  • 71
    Pat Whitley says:

    These color combos and sketches are wonderful!

  • 72
    Maureen says:

    I’ve been up for awhile and prepping the tea dye and paperclay projects…whew! Lot’s of new learing…I think I’m going to love the paperclay…it’s so light!

  • 73
    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    Loving these cards! And it’s so early – gotta love stampers and their dedication!

  • 74
    Nancy Barnes says:

    Oh, Nicole! Thank you for the wonderful “Good Morning”!! I haven’t seen “Singing in the Rain” for quite a while and that clip just made me smile!!! Love that movie!

  • 75
    Dana Kirby says:

    I just got home from my daughter’s waterpolo games. I can’t wait to get started in all the challenges. I am from Central California. I hope everyone is having a good day!

  • 76
    Cynthia B :) says:

    Hello from sunny San Diego! It’s just me today and I’m looking forward to all the inspiration this jam packed day will provide. But, from the schedule, I am looking the most forward to the Recipe Remix Results. I love seeing the big reveal of the before and after cards…just like on those home makeover shows! I learn so much from that! Looking forward to a wonderful crafty day!

  • 77

    I am Connie and I have been stamping solo today from the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada. Haven’t had a lot of time to play today, but hope to get a few cards posted before Monday. Fabulous inspiration and techniques – have been wanting to try the salt technique for a while and so far that has been my favourite. Thanks ladies!

  • 78
    Lee Anne says:

    Loving all these colors and sketches which are two of my favorite types of challenges! What a way to start!

  • 79

    What great inspiration! I can’t wait to play! My name is Tracey in I live in NH. I’m looking forward to the paper clay project the most. Have fun everyone!!

  • 80
    Tina Hale says:

    What a great challenge to start the day. I’m getting a late start, but I’m raring to go from Cosby, TN.

  • 81
    Kristen says:

    Morning! I had a wedding shower today, but ill be playing along tomorrow! Can’t wait!

  • 82
    Dori says:

    Hello! I’m Dori and am from Las Vegas. I am solo today, but am really looking forward to the scratch and sniff portion, the paper clay portion and the sugar coated portion (I love glitter!). Thanks for doing this event, I’m looking forward to learning a lot and being inspired!

  • 83
    Kelle Williams says:

    We had a group of 4 play along from Billings, MT today and had a blast! We even turned an experienced quilter into a novice paper-crafter and she had a great time!

  • 84
    Nancy says:

    I’m late to the party for I’ve had work that needed to be completed before joining in the fun. I have peeked at a few videos already during my breaks. 😉 There are so many different techniques for us that I hope to join in on a few. Thanks to all for an inspirational day. Oh, and I’m in New Jersey.

  • 85
    Janice R. says:

    Stamping in Germany!

  • 86
    Beth H. says:

    Hi! I am joining everyone from Virginia. I actually had to work Saturday, so I’m spending my day Sunday enjoying the challenges.

  • 87
    Tammy W. says:

    Why is the Rocky Theme going through my head??? lol My name is Tammy, and yes I am a PTI addict. ; ) I’m attempting to participate here by myself in Virginia Beach, VA. Somehow I’m spending more time watching videos and looking at everyone else’s projects. Still lots of fun though! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • 88
    Amy G. says:

    I’ve been joining in all weekend from Raleigh, NC. I’ve loved all the challenges, but really am enjoying the color and sketch recipe cards. I keep going back to them for inspiration!

  • 89
    Amy Papale says:

    Love all of the projects! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun!

  • 90
    Laura K says:

    Thank you for all your hard work from here in northern Utah!

  • 91
    DIANA L. says:

    Great sketches and colors I love them all, so hard to

    Whoopie I just finished this one!! came in late and this makes #10.
    I am looking forward to SAF 2014

  • 92
    Lisa Harris says:

    Joining in from the lakeshore in Burlington, Ontario (Canada). Enjoying the techniques and LOVING the sketch collections.

  • 93
    Stephanie P. says:

    A bit late here! My friend and I joined from Canton, MI. We had hoped to get through all the challenges and have fun – which we did! I had also intended on working on my son’s baby book, but ended up working more of the challenges instead.

  • 94
    Lona H says:

    Love the inspiration cards. I will be using these long after SAF.

  • 95
    Joy says:

    We had SAF at my house this year! We are from East Texas, joined by 3 sweet ladies from Dallas.

  • 96
    Jackie R. says:

    I was so glad that I had the time to create a card this morning! Such a FUN challenge!!!

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