Stamp-a-faire 2014 Official Schedule

By August 1, 2014Stamp-a-faire

Today I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share more scheduling details with you regarding our upcoming Stamp-a-faire event on Saturday, August 23rd.

 

SAF-2014-ScheduleMeet-&-greet

>>>August 22nd, 7pm EST

A blog post will be made live on my blog that will include a video pieced together of the entire team, introducing ourselves, and chatting about our early stamping expeiences, our first mistakes and the most important things we have learned over the years. Customers are invited to add to an InLinkz List that will be available here on the blog.  Share a photo or videos of yourself by adding a link from your  blog, Instagram, YouTube or whatever outlet you prefer. You can show off your Stamp-a-faire supplies/set-up or share a quick photo of your Stamp-a-faire groups that might have gotten together early, where you are in your journey or what you are doing to prepare for the next day etc…

PLAN NOW to take lots of photos to share!  A Papertrey Ink gift certificate will be up for grabs!!!

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>>>Official Stamp-a-faire Day, August 23rd

All of the challenges provided throughout Stamp-a-faire day will function much like our weekly Make It Monday Challenges.  Each Stamp-a-faire Challenge will have a coordinating InLinkz list for you to share your projects using your favorite photo-hosting site (Flickr, Photobucket, etc), gallery or your blog.  Each list will be open until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, so you will have ample time to particpate and photograph your projects.  A winner will be randomly selected from each challenge to win a $25 gift certificate and announced on that Tuesday too!

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We are providing a printable download that includes a complete schedule along with basic supply lists so that you can be ready for the big day.

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CLICK HERE to Download SAF 2014 Schedule & Supply List

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>>>7am EST: "Morning Timer Challenge"

Grab your cup of coffee and click on over here to download a free batch inspiration cards.  You will be asked to select one color card and one sketch card that appeal to you.  Gather a few supplies, set a timer for 15 minutes and see what you can come up with!  A good way to get the creative juices flowing.  An InLinkz list will be provided for everyone to share a pic of them holding their completed project, or potentially a photo/video of themselves arriving at their destination, how their day is starting, their set-up, the group of people they have getting together or anything else regarding the kick-off of Stamp-a-faire day!  

ERA PRESENTATIONS

Much of the day will be dedicated to era presentations by the team.  Each "era" post will include a few inspiration photos, a link to a special Pinterest board set up just for that era along with two technique videos that go along with the challenges.  There will even be a playlist available for you to play era-specific music while you are crafting for that period in history!  So be prepared to completely immerse yourself in a whole new era every few hours!

 

>>>8AM: Ancient Rome

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The day will open with a journey to Ancient Rome!  From the amazing architecture of that period to the detailed mosaics, you will love stepping back in time to immerse yourself in this culture!  Lizzie Jones will be your host as she presents two video challenges for you to try your own hand at!  

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

Challenge-1

For her first video, Lizzie will be showcasing ways to create your own faux frescoes for your card fronts using white embossing paste and stamps. There will be options for using outline images and solid images, so there's something for everyone!  

Basic supplies needed:

  • your favorite coloring medium (markers, watercolors, or reinkers would be great)
  • White embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste from Ranger is safe with Copics, but any brand will work if you plan on sticking to other coloring mediums)

Challenge-2

The second challenge will be all about delving into the world of mosaics.  Lizzie has a few tricks up her sleeve for this one, showing you how to keep it simple or get more elaborate.  Use the mosaic die included in the kit or your favorite Cover Plate die to create stencils, custom mosaic stamps and more.  You will LOVE the techniques she covers here!

Basic supplies needed:

  • mosaic style die, or any Cover Plate die that creates multiple openings
  • white self-adhesive foam (such as fun foam)
  • clear cardstock or vellum
  • embossing ink pad and clear embossing powder

 

 

>>>10AM: The Renaissance

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Next you will get to be inspired by the Renaissance Era!  This period in history was all about knights and royalty, regal colors and fabrics, along with the opulence of gold and jewels.  Nichole Heady will be lead you step by step through some amazing techniques that will bring this era to life!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

Challenge-3

This video will take you step by step through the process of velvet stamping using a simple iron and any bold stamps. 

Basic supplies needed:

  • velvet fabric (an acetate/rayon blend is best)
  • iron (the flatter the surface the better, you may wan to use a Teflon iron cover to eliminate the steam holes)
  • spritz bottle with water
  • fairly large, bold stamp

Challenge-4

For this tutorial you will learn how to create real wax seals using sealing wax as well as faux wax seals using metallic embossing powder.

Basic supplies needed:

  • sealing wax stick (preferably with a wick, but the glue gun version will work)
  • gold embossing powder and embossing ink (such as VersaMark)
  • small layered circle punches or dies (1" or so)
  • small round bold stamp that will fit onto circle

 

 

>>>NOON: Regency Era

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We will then continue onto an exploration of the Regency Era!  This time period is just full of a graceful beauty that Melissa Phillips has captured beautifully with the inspiration and videos she has prepared.  Hand crafts of many kinds were popular with the women of that day and you will have the opportunity to apply similar techniques to your paper crafting projects!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

Challenge-5

Melissa will be showing you how to heat emboss with metallics and add a beautiful antique patina to it, similar to what was found on guilded mirrors and frames during this era.  She will also be sharing some general heat embossing tips along the way that you will find useful!

Basic supplies needed:

  • gold embossing powder and embossing ink (such as VersaMark)
  • brown ink and a soft cloth
  • frame image and die

Challenge-6

Needlepoint was considered to be an important skill for ladies to have during the Regency Era.  Melissa will be showing you how to use the beauty of this hand craft in your paper crafting projects, uins quick and easy methods as well as more complex techniques.

Basic supplies needed:

  • needlepoint style stamp (or build your own image with a small "x" alphabet stamp)
  • needlepoint or stitching die
  • embroidery floss and needle

 

 

>>>2PM: 1920's

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Next stop will be the 1920's!  The roaring twenties truly put on a display of glitz and glamour that inspired fashion, home decor, jewelry and more.  Heather Nichols has researched the trends of that day and has so much to show you using what she has learned!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

 

Challenge-7

Heather will show you ideas for creating rhinestone designs and patterns using your favorite die-cut shapes as a guide.  You will love the helpful  tips she has for moving and placing the rhinstones too, which can sometimes be a challenge!

Basic supplies needed:

  • a favorite die that will translate well to a rhinestone design
  • clear cardstock
  • self-adhesive rhinestones

Challenge-8

Next, Heather will be showing you how to pair glitter with some of the favorite embellishments of the day, rhinestones and pearls.  She will offer tips for working with glitter and the best ways to use sparkly embellishments with it for an even bigger impact.

Basic supplies needed:

  • glitter (silver or translucent, like Prisma Glitter for example)
  • self-adhesive rhinestones and/or pearls

 

 

>>>4PM: 1940's

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Making a major comeback in recent years, all the looks of the 1940's are definitely popular again!  Betsy Veldman will be leading you through this era and exploring the fabrics and trends that made the 1940's so heartwarming.  With it being wartime here in the United States, people "used what they had", and now you can do the same with your paper crafting!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

Challenge-9

In the 1940's, corsages and lapel posies were very popular. Clothes were hard to come by since many fabrics were rationed.  Ladies would update an old dress with a pretty new corsage.  Many of these were made using millinery flowers or handmade from felt.  Betsy will be showing you how to make your very own which you can use to dress up packages, use on card fronts, or maybe even wear on your own lapel!

Basic supplies needed:

  • felt
  • flower stamens

Challenge-10

The patterns found on fabric in the 1940's had their own look and style that Betsy will be showing you how to recreate with stamps.  One of her specialties is creating beautiful symmetrical patterns, so she will be offering tips on how to get your own amazing results.

Basic supplies needed:

  • just basic stamps and ink!

 

 

>>>6PM: 1960's

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The television series Madmen brought the mod trends of the 1960's back with style!  Erin Lincoln will be your guide as she embraces this retro look and shows you how to create layered patterns and other looks with just a few basic supplies!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

 

Challenge-11

Many of the designs used in the 1960's involved layered shapes and patterns.  Erin's first video is going to show you how to create stencils with your dies which you will then layer and stamp through to create retro themed projects.

Basic supplies needed:

  • clear cardstock
  • make-up sponge or ink blending tool
  • background stamps with basic textures

Challenge-12

The 1960's was an era where advertising hit it's peek, especially with advances in printing techniques and television commercials.  Erin will show you how to combine shapes and various word stamps to recreate your own ad looks.

Basic supplies needed:

  • just basic stamps and ink!  Bold shapes and words would be best.

 

 

>>>8PM: 1980's

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If you take a look around any mall or high school, 1980's are making a comeback!  Lexi Daly has taken all of the highlights of this decade and brought them to life with the presentation she has prepared for you.  From the bright neon colors to rainbows and everything in between, you are going to like, totally love everything!

NOTE: The graphic above displays the kit supplies for this era that were made available for a limited time pre-order last month.  These are the products that will be used in the videos for this era.  While it is too late to purchase the kit in time for SAF day, you can use this as a guide when going through your stash to pull out similar supplies.

Challenge-13

There was an explosion of color in the 80s and rainbows were everywhere, from clothing and decor to logos, toys, and even postage stamps. Rainbows in their actual form, paired with unicorns and cats, and rainbow patterns, striped and repetitive. Rainbow heart sweaters and shoelaces pop up on almost every 80's search. Lexi will be showing you a few different ideas on how to incorporate rainbows into your projects.

Basic supplies needed:

  • rainbow style die (or you can just cut strips of cardstock if you don't have one)
  • a rainbow of inks
  • basic shape stamps

Challenge-14

In a time before cell phones and texting, kids passed notes across the classroom and through the halls. Do you want to go out? Check yes or no. Who's your biggest crush? And even acronyms, L/Y/L/A/S and K.I.T. There was definitely an art in passing them without being intercepted by the wrong person or confiscated by a teacher, but the true art of those notes was in folding them. Lexi will be showing you all the in's and outs of retro note folding to create an embellishment for your card and for the card itself.  It will be, like, totally awesome!

Basic supplies needed:

  • just paper!
  • bonus if you have an 80's style sticker to finish it off!

>>>NOTE: All of the Era Kits shared above are no longer available as a pre-order.  If you are interested in purchasing them and missed the pre-order period last month, they will be made available for sale in October.

Time-after-time

A new twist on the popular "remix" feature we have had every year during SAF!  This year everyone has the opportunity to make-over one of the first cards they every stamped!

Look through your card stash or even call your mother or best friend to see if you can get your hands on one of your very first handmade cards. The more *amateur* the better! Your challenge will be to make a new card that is a "made-over" version of your first card. Polish it up, make it current and now, but try to maintain some of the original "threads" of your early attempt at design.

The entire design team, including myself, will be participating as well!  Just wait until you see some of our first attempts at stamping!

Closing-ceremony

11pm EST: "Closing Ceremony"
A "Closing Ceremony" Team video will be put together along the same lines as the Friday Night Meet & Greet.  Just a chance for you to see everyone on the team in person again and the opportunity for us to say good-bye!  Another InLinkz list will be posted at this time, allowing people to share projects they might have made that did not fit into a challenge or "departure" pics, with groups or individuals holding all of the projects they made that day, etc…

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As a reminder to ALL of our customers, Saturday, August 23rd also marks the day you can earn the Stamp-a-faire exclusive stamp set, Filled With Joy ($15 value).  This stamp set will be available for free on Stamp-a-faire day (August 23, 2014) to all customers who make a qualifying purchase of $100 or more between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST, limit one per customer.  

  • Filled With Joy is limited edition for this years Stamp-a-faire event.  It will never be made available for sale.
  • Filled With Joy can be earned for FREE on Stamp-a-faire Day only, August 23rd, as a freebie to all customers placing an order of $100 or more, limit one set per customer.
  • Qualifying orders need to be placed between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST that day only.

Also note that project samples created with Filled With Joy will be shared within a special blog post on August 22nd.  This will be a group post, so you will get to see each design team members take on this gorgeous set!

We are looking forward to bringing all of you this amazing FREE stamping event!  Please be sure to mark your calendars and join us!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • 1
    Marianne says:

    Woohoot! Cannot wait for my supplies to arrive. They are in Chicago right now, so I’m hoping they will reach Greece in 7 to 10 days from now. Don’t think I’ll be waiting up until 7 pm for the meet & greet, since I’m hoping to be sound asleep by that time (02:00 hours in my neck of the woods), so that I’ll be fully prepared and ready when the games begin at 14:00 hours EET. Guess I’d better take an early lunch LOL.

  • 2
    aok says:

    Great post. Looking forward to a great weekend of crafting and fun.

  • 3
    Paru Mahtani says:

    Sounds fabulous! I live in India, so, was wondering, will the videos be available after saturday? Can I download them?

  • 4

    Oh God. The 80s did come back. I saw jumpsuits in the mall today. Does anybody out there remember Ditto’s? I will do skinny jeans with boots to the knees but the yoga pants and slouchy crunchy socks and blue eyeshadow? Absolutely not. And I will never, ever get a perm again in my life either. I drew the line at Bare Traps remembering how now at 51 they destroyed my feet or was it the 4″ pointed toe Stillo’s that we could still dance in and not spill a precious sip of our Long Island Ice Tea? Could Steve Perry’s Levi’s get any tighter? I do miss the button up 501 Levi’s. I’m sure I could find a pair at Goodwill now. I do, however, remain a proud child of the 80s spending my Saturday afternoons at the Oakland Coliseum for the awesome Day on the Green live concerts. Where else could you get a contact high outside other than the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area? At the Napa Opera House taking your then 17-year-old so to see the lead singer of the band YES, Jon Anderson, since my son was born 2 decades too late, right after intermission when we walked back in and there was the distinct odor of days gone by. At least I was with him.

    Was I supposed to say that?

    Oh, and somebody forgot to put in an 8-track machine for us ghetto kids who couldn’t afford cassettes yet – just sayin’…..

    I’ll catch up with you later in the day as my mommy days are gone, I no longer get up at 4 am unless I’m flying somewhere fun or am having a body part removed and/or fixed, the kids are grown and gone, I’m out of the minivan bondage I was in for 17 years and cried when I got my Acadia that was finally cool, then they all started to drive and I that I traded in for my Volvo on my 50th birthday, I have a grandson now, retired, and life is good…until I got obsessed with stamping and talk about a bank account drain!

    I need to sell, seriously, about 80% of my stuff and hightail it to Victoria’s Secret. At least the rest of my wardrobe is updated and my nails and hair look good. And I thank the Good Lord every single day I don’t look my age because I don’t act like it, unless I have to because I’m still a mom to 4 great kids.

    If your kids hated you when they were teens and like you as an adult, you did it right.

    Happy SAF everybody!

    Wondering if I should sign my name to this…yes, I stand behind what I say and believe and figure if somebody gets their panties in a bunch, it’s their panties, KWIM? And since I’m over 50, I will claim I had a “spell.”

  • 5

    Can you please tell me the name of the 1960’s dies? I missed the preorder, but love those retro sign shapes. I’d like to know what to search for in October when they are released.

  • 6
    Jan B says:

    Since I don’t remember the pre-order, I’d like to know when ALL of the “stuff” will be available.
    Also, will I be able to watch the videos at a later time?
    Only because, as much as I would like to sit all day and watch them, unless someone comes to wash my very large wood floored kitchen, I’ll have to stop, if only for a while.

  • 7
    Sam Simpson says:

    Well, being on the other side of the world to you gals, means all this is happening early hours of Sunday morning for us! As luck (or missing luck) would have it, my son is celebrating his first communion and confirmation on Sunday, so I won’t even be able to get to any of this until later on Sunday! Will be hoping to get every “class” done though and submitted. I love it last year and really would’t miss it. But I will be thinking of you as you all get ready early on Saturday!! See you around the blogs!

  • 8
    Paru Mahtani says:

    What a fabulous read Cindy!!!!!! Love it!!!
    Am still in ‘minivan bondage’ as you call it…though in Mumbai, we don’t have the luxury of driving around…no parking anywhere! We have to take out of date, smelly cabs (not so bad actually!!)!
    Much as I love my kids, cant wait to get to where you’re at!
    I totally agree that kids who hate you as a teen will probably love you as an adult!Well, thats what I am hoping for anyway!
    I’ve gotten obsessed with stamping and card making a little before you..its my soul food..a way to make sure that I am happy!
    Good luck on your stamping adventures and have a wonderful time with your family!! God bless!

  • 9
    Manda aka Amanda says:

    How fun sounds like it will be fun…
    I’ll be looking on…
    I love tutorials and videos
    Thanks for the awesome event

  • 10
    Javaortea4me aka Liz Schaefer says:

    You have just the best DT members love the array of ideas and the products.
    Looking forward to having my java and looking on…
    Thanks for such a fun event…

  • 11
    Missy says:

    Is there going to be a die set available that matches the free stamp set?

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