Stamp-a-faire 2015 Details + Schedule of Events

By June 15, 2015Stamp-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 29th.


Introducing Project Stamp-a-faire, our 2015 Paper Fashion Extravaganza!  We will be taking inspiration from the hit series, "Project Runway" as we combine the art of fashion and paper crafting.  Some of the things in store for you are an unconventional materials challenge, lessons in mixing and matching patterns, "Make It Work" moments, tips on how to "accessorize" your cards and SO much more!  There will be a plethora of challenges, videos and tutorials for you to enjoy all day long! Not to mention tons of PRIZES!  And I can't forget to mention the "red carpet" you can share your talents on at the end of the event!  This will be a fun and inspirational experience EVERYONE can participate in for FREE!

Each of our challenges along with the tutorials, videos & project ideas from the team, will be posted (on this blog) 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 Tuesday morning.  Gift Certificates will be awarded as prizes for each of the challenges!  It basically functions exactly the same as our Make It Monday Challenges, except you get several videos distributed throughout the entire day!

You can also check out all of out Stamp-a-faire Archives HERE!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 29, 2015 because you will definitely want to set this aside as a day for yourself to indulge in your favorite hobby!  



Here is a quick summary of the schedule for Stamp-a-faire for your reference (all times EST):



7am: Design team shares projects created with the Stamp-a-faire exclusive stamp set.7pm: Friday Night Fashion Show



7am- Bridal Challenge
9am- Patterns Challenge
11am- Threads Challenge, with Laura Bassen + Danielle Flanders
1pm- Accessories Challenge, with Erin Lincoln + Maile Belles
3pm- Mix + Match Challenge, with Betsy Veldman + Dawn McVey
5pm- Unconventional Materials Challenge
7pm- Pins + Needles Challenge, with Amy Sheffer, Heather Nichols + Melissa Phillips
9pm- Runway Inspiration Challenge
10pm- Make It Work Challenge
11pm- Red Carpet Finale


7am- all inLinkz Lists/contests close

9pm- winners announced on blog and finale video shared



CLICK HERE to Download Project SAF 2015 Schedule + Supply List


Here are the details for each individual challenge and event!


 >>>AUGUST 28TH, 7PM EST<<<

We are going to kick things off by giving you the opportunity to show off your fashion sense, as demonstrated by your crafting skills!. Customers are invited to alter a white t-shirt in any way they see fit.  You can stamp on it, stitch die-cut felt shapes onto it, add ribbons and buttons, color on it, the sky is the limit!  Then add a photo of your shirt (or you wearing your shirt!) to an InLinkz List that will be available here on the blog.  You can share your photos by adding a link from your blog, Instagram, YouTube or whatever outlet you prefer. You can also 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!  Don't forget to pick up a white t-shirt!  A generous Papertrey Ink gift certificate will be up for grabs!!!  And you'll have a chance at being featured on the red carpet at the end of the event!

Oh!  And I almost neglected to mention that the the Design Team along with myself will be providing extra special entertainment for you that night!  You will not want to miss this!  Trust me!


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 7AM EST<<<

Here's comes the bride, all dressed in white.  Except in this case, it's a wedding card that you will be presenting using nothing but white supplies.  The only exception to the rule is that you are allowed to use a neutral ink color (black, gray, brown, etc…) to add a stamped sentiment to the card.


  • all of your favorite white papers, embellishments and ribbons
  • tools that add texture
  • wedding sentiment stamps


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 9AM EST<<<

As part of the exclusive Stamp-a-faire Kit (purchase not required), customers will receive a packet of patterns like you would use for making clothing, only these are designed as a unique version of card sketches.  Similar graphics will be provided on the blog along with this challenge post.  You are challenged to create a card using one of the card patterns to help you warm up for the day.


  • a general selection of some of your favorite supplies 


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 11AM EST<<<

Use thread and twine in unique ways on your projects with tips and tricks from some of your favorite experts!


Laura will show you step by step how she creates those famous "thread nests" she adds behind focal points on her cards.  Her step-by-step video will show you all you need to know!


  • white thread
  • silver or gold thread (coats & clark, metallic silver, 114m. color #9420)
  • tombow mono glue or my mini multi medium matte glue (not required, but recommended)
  • basic stamps and/or dies


If you follow Danielle's blog closely, you know how clever she is when it comes to incorporating twine into her projects.  She will help you start using that twine stash you have accumulated and make your projects look spectacular at the same time!


  • baker's twine
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • basic stamps and/or dies


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 1PM EST<<<

Even the simplest of outfits can be made spectacular with the right accessories!  These designers will be showing you how to use your favorite paper crafting supplies to create your very own wearable accessories.  Not only can you customize these to suit your personal style and taste, they also make wonderful inexpensive gifts!


Erin has designed special custom stitching dies that will be exclusive to this year's Stamp-a-faire kit (purchase not required) that allows you to create gorgeous necklaces accented with felt florals.  While her stitching dies aren't required to participate in the challenge, her tutorial will be focusing on how best to use those particular dies.  Customers can use substitutions from their own stash to play along if they wish!  


  • embroidery floss
  • felt (in 2-4 colors)
  • needles
  • floral dies (beautiful blooms 1,2, or 3 will work well)
  • 3 bling buttons, without shanks (to be used as flower centers)
  • hot glue gun
  • 18" metal necklace chain (slightly thick rather than delicate would be best)


Maile will be showcasing a popular craft technique of transforming wide wooden popsicle sticks into designer wooden bangle bracelets.  Customize them in dozens of ways and create bangles to go with every outfit!


  • large wooden popsicle sticks (6" x 3/4")
  • standard size drinking glasses 
  • acrylic paints (she uses black, white and metallics-gold, silver, rose gold)
  • small paint brush
  • embossing powders (black, white and gold)
  • versamark ink
  • heat tool
  • sandpaper (fine grit)
  • rhinestones/jewel assortment
  • craft adhesive (E600)
  • mod podge
  • small scale patterned paper selection


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 3PM EST<<<

You've asked questions about these very subjects dozens of times in our forum, now you will hear the answers straight from the designers you admire most!


Betsy will show you all the secrets behind mixing and matching patterned papers, just as she does often with her signature style.  Don't let those hoards of patterned papers go to waste any longer!  


  • selection of patterned papers
  • basic stamps and/or dies



You've come to know Dawn for her bright, vibrant color schemes!  Now she is going to pass along a lot of her favorite tips for mixing unique color schemes, using more than two colors on a card and more.  Don't let color intimidate you any more!


  • selection of colored cardstock
  • basic stamps and/or dies


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 5PM EST<<<

Just like the popular television show, you will be challenged to incorporate unconventional materials into a card.  Visit your local hardware store and purchase unconventional materials with a $10 budget. Get really creative and try to make it "difficult" for people to tell that the unconventional materials were even used on your project! Be sure to take a photo of your receipt next to your new supplies to add to your blog post before you dig in to start creating!  You may integrate any basic paper crafting supplies or tools as well.


  • $10 worth of unconventional materials from hardware store
  • basic paper crafting supplies + tools


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 7PM EST<<<

See how the pros add embellished stick pins to their projects, as well as stamped and actual stitching.  You'll be on pins and needles to try these fun techniques!


You know it's a "Melissa" project when it has a gorgeous stick pin that casually holds little knick knacks and tags in place.  She is going to show you her favorite ways to use stick pins in her projects and provide you with all the little tidbits she's learned from working with them in the past.


  • favorite ribbon, lace and buttons
  • felt
  • tiny tags dies
  • twine
  • stick pins (maya road 2" trinket pins or something similar)
  • basic stamps and/or dies


Many of Amy's gorgeous projects feature machine stitching, adding a wonderful homespun feel.  For some, adding machine stitching can tend to be a bit intimidating, but now you have Amy to hold your hand through the process and share some of her favorite tips.  She will even be showcasing some special thread that she can't live without to create one of her signature touches!


  • sewing machine
  • white thread
  • sulky holoshimmer gold thread
  • vellum
  • basic stamps and/or dies

Don't have time to get out a needle and thread?  Heather is going to show you how to use stitching stamps to create realistic stitching looks by incorporating heat embossing and shadow stamping.


  • stitching stamps
  • white embossing powder
  • embossing pad/versamark pad
  • light neutral ink colors (such as soft stone or fine linen)
  • basic stamps and/or dies 


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 9PM EST<<<

The team will shares some inspiring runway looks and showcase projects that derived from the colors and styles found within those inspiration pieces. Printable inspiration cards will be shared as a free download so you can use the same inspiration to create a project of your own!


  • basic stamps and/or dies


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 10PM EST<<<

Be sure to save all of your partial cards and rejected creations from throughout the day to use in this challenge.  Tim Gunn is famous for his "Make it work." phrase and now you will get to apply it to your own paper crafting creation.  Take apart one of your rejects or alter it to "make it work", just as Tim always says.


  • rejected cards from throughout SAF day or previous stamping sessions
  • basic stamps and/or dies


>>>AUGUST 29TH, 11PM EST<<<

This is your chance to share photo of yourself and/or your friends wearing their creations from today on a special inLinkz list!  This could be the felt necklace you created, your wooden bangles or even just holding your favorite card from the day in front of you!  These photos have a chance at being featured in our big Red Carpet slideshow, to be shared on Tuesday along with all of the winner announcements.  By sharing a photo here, you also have a chance at winning another generous Papertrey gift certificate!  The DT will have a farewell video to share too!


Be sure to mark your calendars and set reminders on your phones!  The highly anticipated Stamp-a-faire 2015 Exclusive Kit will be revealed on June 30th at 7am EST and also shared in our big monthly newsletter on July 1st.  It is chock full of amazing exclusive supplies and tools that will make this event even more fun, all packed up in a great collectable tote bag.  

We will begin taking pre-orders at 10pm EST on July 1st for a limited time only.  The pre-order period will end at 7am EST, Monday, July 6th.  Placing a pre-order during this time will be the ONLY way to guarantee yourself one of these kits.  We may or may not have a few extra kits to make available for sale after pre-order shipments have been made, depending on supplies available.

On June 30th we will also be revealing the Stamp-a-faire exclusive set that will be included in the kit AND be provided as a freebie to all orders of $100 or more placed between between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST on Stamp-a-faire Day (August 29, 2015), limit one per customer.  Full details on this promotion will also be announced in thepost.

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 24 Comments

  • 1
    Becky says:

    I am soooo excited!! 🙂

  • 2
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    Although I’ve only been a part of the PTI family for about a year, I have been so curious about Stamp-a-Faire. Now I understand and am really excited about joining in on August 29th. I realize you don’t have to have the kit to join it, but I really want the whole experience so I am anxiously awaiting the pre-order date. I am also “sooooo excited”!

  • 3
    AOK says:

    Looking forward to another wonderful Stamp a faire weekend. Just read through all the details. Sounds wonderful.

  • 4

    Amazing news! Two last years I just watched this event… But I want to take a part!))
    Only one question – when will pre-ordered kits ship? It usually takes 2-3 weeks to reach me, so I want to know it will be here in a time or not. Thank you!

  • 5
    QP Levingston says:

    What is the cost of the kit so I can prepare (save)?

  • 6
    Dolly says:

    whooo hooo! fun stuff! 😀

  • 7

    We currently anticipate the kits to start shipping out the last week of July.

  • 8

    I’m afraid we do not yet have the final cost of the kit calculated because the final numbers on some items have not come in. We are *anticipating* it to be between $75-$100 at this time, however that is subject to change depending on final figures.

  • 9
    Heidi Gonzales says:

    OMG-As always Stamp-A-Fair is sure to be a blast. I av eparticipated in past years, and can’t wait to do so again! I can’t wait!

  • 10
    Holly Saveur says:

    Sounds all so great look very much forward to it all..the date is marked in my agenda!

  • 11
    Helen F. says:

    YAY! Stamp-A-Fair has been such a fun event in past years~this one looks to be NO EXCEPTION! Luckily, I will be home from a trip to New England a few of days before it begins. Thank you for supplying the deets in print again this year 🙂

  • 12
    Dawn Y. says:

    Stamp-A-Faire 2015 sounds truly amazing!! I have marked the day on our calendar. I will mention it to friends, too. The past two years I watched, but this year I’d love to join in the fun! ♡

  • 13
    Lisa M says:

    I am at a loss for words … I just want it ALL! 🙂

  • 14
    janet says:

    EXCELLENT news – can’t wait 🙂

  • 15
    Amy A. says:

    Goodness – that is a full day of projects. You’ve all obviously put a great deal of time planning this. I hope will be able to participate part of the day if not all!

  • 16
    TamiBabs says:

    Sounds like a blast!!! Can’t wait!

  • 17
    Sue cavinaw says:

    Hello. I love your site

  • 18
    Bernardine Cannon says:

    Help me to understand. Are these kits used for projects along with designers? Is this fare similar to a scrapbook convention?

  • 19
    Marie Brooks says:

    This sounds like so much fun. And a lot to learn from some very talented people.

  • 20
    Laurie Baker says:

    Can’t wait for the day to get here – all the classes sound wonderful with great tips!

  • 21
    L McGee says:

    I’m confused. *How* do I know whether there are still kits available?

  • 22
    Debbie LW says:

    Greetings from Comox, BC, Canada!
    I’m so sorry, but I must be brain dead or something…
    I simply can not find your link to either Customer Service or your “help”.
    Anyway, I would like to know two things:
    1. Is it too late to order a “Stamp-a-faire 2015 Exclusive Kit”, and
    2. is there a pre-order for your upcoming Christmas kit on September 01?
    Also, if you can include a link to email your Customer Service angels, I’d really, really appreciate it!

  • 23
    Ruza says:

    This is my first Stamp-A-Faire, and I’m really looking forward to joining in the FUN. 😀

  • 24
    Angela says:

    Will the videos be available after the actual date. I have ordered/received my kit – but have kids activities scheduled that day also. I want to be able to watch even if it is after the fact 🙂

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